God-incidental confirmations of ’11’ and the Book of Revelation (GPS #81.3 & 4)

It was meant to have been a long weekend chilling out offline as usual, but the Lord never sleeps! It transpires He issued four Global Prophecy Signals to unsuspecting folk and what they said, did or heard materialised like jigsaw pieces that fitted together.

Last Thursday I scheduled Neil Mackereth’s Part 5 to ‘What is the Book of Revelation For?’ for auto-publication but its import must be blessed by the Lord, as shown by His GPS actions over and since last weekend – the first two of which are reported in Monday’s posting

  1. its appearance on Saturday 11th at 11:11 and I’d inserted a brief reference to ‘The 11th Hour’, a weekly prophetical broadcast.
  2. At the Men’s Saturday breakfast at 3Counties Vineyard church, Chris & Peter unexpectedly refer to poetic meter of hymns and “11-11-11-11.”
  3. I copy that post onto Prophetic Releasers Community and Shawn H comments, “We just learned yesterday from a teaching pastor on Revelation that the word “soon” is not a term of Time. He said it refers instead to Jesus’ return once the prophecies are fulfilled.” [I thank him for confirmation and respond, “Yes as clearly implied by Jesus, His 2nd Advent will be rapid and nobody will not realise what’s happening!”]
  4. Neil’s email of Monday reports his wife was leading Sunday’s service with a group of Winchester Vineyard members at their older peoples sheltered community. “Unbeknown to me, the hymn she had chosen to open the service was: ‘To God be the Glory’!”  (It is this shown as ‘357  11-11-11-11’ in the hymnal at the men’s breakfast!)

Therefore we have…as though strongly emphasising the importance of Jesus’ “soon” return….and many more pieces doubtless to be added…

ALSO, retired Brigadier Neil begins that email:

…The God-incidents continue apace! I went to a function yesterday (Sunday) and saw, for the first time, this recently commissioned monument at the entrance to the camp where I finished my Army service. I couldn’t help thinking that very soon the Lion of Judah will bestride the world as King of kings and Lord of lords!

I strongly believe that we are very close to the 11th hour – that is, to the very last opportunity for labourers to accept the call to work in the vineyard of God (Matthew 20:6).

[Digital Globe by Cooldesign, Puzzle by Jannoon028, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Hymn’s meter confirms ’11’ timing of post on Book of Revelation! – God-incidence for “soon”?? (GPS #81.1 & 2)

I’d like to share with you something new – well, new to me anyway!

Although not having literary leanings I had a very dim recollection from my school days of poetic rhythm – and in music, of course. In those days school assemblies featured some Anglican and Methodist hymns.

At Saturday men’s breakfast held at 3 Counties Vineyard, someone chooses a hymn for us to sing before we discuss the scriptures, this time (at about 8:30am) number 359:’

A brief discussion ensues BUT THIS TIME, because its not well-known and we have no musician, our convenor sitting at the far end of the table from me explains that the extra numbers/initials topping each hymn in this pocket-size hymnal indicate its tune. Right away a brother opposite me adds, “For example, 11-11-11-11 means each line is of 11 syllables”.

NOW MY ATTENTION WAS GRABBED – I said, “Wow, that’s the date and time I’ve already set for a post on the Book of Revelation to appear on my blog today!”

I was well and truly ‘God-smacked’!!!

I had yet to open the hymnal and not seen his example heading that page, as illustrated above:  ‘To God be the Glory! Great things He hath done!’  < TRULY, AMEN > 

Now, allow me to recap.:

On 31st May, Neil Mackereth sent me the latest part for his series on What is the Book of Revelation For? I couldn’t reply for a week and wanted to clarify about some translations of Rev 22:20 of Greek ‘Tachu’ (Strongs G5035).  So his reply got included that part.  BUT note that we’d also discussed when it should be published over the weekend. I prepped it last Wed/Thursday and suggested scheduling for automatic publication at 10:10am on 10th June but this changed, as told in that post:

‘Also, in our chat over Rev 22:20 I mention some translations state ‘soon’, whereas literal Greek has ‘quickly’, which implies suddenly. Neil reminds me he writes in ‘SIGNS’ of ‘soon’ in Rev 1:1 often being translated as meaning events will take place over a short period of time, rather than our concept of ‘soon’.  So, I propose scheduling this last part for publishing at 11th minute of 11th hour of 11th day of June 2022!

To my ploy Neil replies, “11th hour on the 11th sounds significant/appropriate in light of recent comments on the Battle for Britain, changing of the guard, Big Ben’s imminent recommencement of regular chiming, the quickening (exponential) pace of prophetic end times indicators (wars and rumours of wars) etc, etc. Time is short!”   (American prophet Robin D Bullock goes live at The 11th Hour every Tuesday – RB’s note.)’

Note that, for the purpose of emphasis, I altered Robin’s title from ‘The Eleventh Hour’ (as on his site) thereby showing FOUR 11s – as was to turn up by way of God-incidental confirmation BEFORE publication!!!!

Now, being Monday, back at my desk I find this email from Neil sent Friday – he confirms what I’ve got in mind to write (as above):

‘I was thinking about the 11th, 11th comments: : At present Satan appears to have the upper hand – the church, Christians et al are being ridiculed, derided, attacked, oppressed and, apparently, defeated. The 11th  hour of the 11th  day (albeit in the 11th month) has come to signify remembering the defeat of an evil enemy. 

I think there is a similar spiritual significance in Revelation 11:11:

“But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them”.

I repeat, Time is Short (where “short” means it’s all going to happen very quickly)’

In preparing this I’d already checked The Footsteps of the Messiah by scholar Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum, who explains on page 13 about Rev 1:1

‘Verse one further states that the things that are being revealed must shortly come to pass. This is often misunderstood to mean that all the prophecies of the book were to be fulfilled as soon as they were given…However, the word ‘shortly’ simply means that once the day of fulfillment comes, where will be no delay in its execution.’

REFERENCE

Cantica Sacra – Exploring the rich legacy of sacred singing:

‘Meter refers to 1) the pattern of beats in a measure of music, or 2) to the number of syllables per line in poetry and music. Most hymnals do not include time signatures in the music, and are more concerned with the second definition of meter. (For more on the first definition, see the page on measures and time signatures and the page on simple and compound meter on the musictheory.net site.)

Hymnals display the meter of a hymn or hymn tune (meter to which the text conforms) either as a series of numerals (e.g., 87.87), letters (e.g., C.M.), or a combination (e.g., 87.87.D)

Hymns Without Words – 11-11-11-11

Hymn & Poetic Metre – Wikipedia

Poetry 101 – Masterclass Articles

What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 5 – Neil Mackereth

Our dear friend Neil writes,

‘Dear Richard, At last I have managed to finish part 5 of the study articles on Revelation. One of those cases where making it short is far more difficult than writing it as a tome!! At one stage it was 19 pages, so I changed the whole approach. It can’t be long now before the New World Order reveals its plans in a way that leaves nothing to the imagination – we couldn’t live in more exciting and what are more clearly “end-times”.’

Indeed!  Also, in our chat over Rev 22:20 I mention some translations state ‘soon’, whereas literal Greek has ‘quickly’, which implies suddenly. Neil reminds me he writes  in ‘SIGNS’ of ‘soon’ in Rev 1:1 often being translated as meaning events will take place over a short period of time, rather than our concept of ‘soon’.  So, I propose scheduling this last part for publishing at 11th minute of 11th hour of 11th day of June 2022!

To my ploy Neil replies, “11th hour on the 11th sounds significant/appropriate in light of recent comments on the Battle for Britain, changing of the guard, Big Ben’s imminent recommencement of regular chiming, the quickening (exponential) pace of prophetic end times indicators (wars and rumours of wars) etc, etc. Time is short!”   (American prophet Robin D Bullock goes live at The 11th Hour every Tuesday – RB’s note.)

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – Part 5: CHAPTERS 19-22

A Digression

I start this section with something of a digression, relating to the whole of the Book of Revelation. At Revelation 19:10 it says: “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy”. For ease of reading, I have tried to avoid too much cross-referencing in these articles. Nevertheless, the whole of Revelation is interwoven with links back to scripture in general, and to the prophetic scriptures in particular, from both the old and new testaments. The Old Testament records the creation of the world, the selection of God’s chosen people Israel, their successes, failures, trials and tribulations, the restoration of Israel after exile, and all things prior to the first advent of Jesus. The New Testament adds the prophecies of the disciples and, in particular, of Jesus in Matthew 24 & 25. These themes and prophecies are picked up in Revelation. Some suggest that the whole Bible could be studied from Revelation, using it as the basis for a form of reverse analysis of scripture (not for the faint-hearted!).

Introduction Continue reading

Globalists enter the kill phase of Great Reset. Remember Deagel population forecast? It now makes total sense — Leo Hohmann

This was a big week for the globalists. They feel it’s their time, go time, to launch the most difficult phase of the Great Reset so they can get on with what they call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, as explained by World Economic Forum guru Klaus Schwab, will lead to a “fusion” of every human being’s physical, biological and digital identities. It’s basically the dawning of a new era based on transhumanism and technocracy, something akin to what was laid out in the novel ‘Brave New World’.

But they can’t get there until they reset everything. Kill off the old. Bring on the new.

Resetting the world isn’t something you can pull off by just pushing a button. It requires a series of well-designed global crises, as Schwab and his chief advisor Yuval Noah Hariri have said on more than one occasion. […] Globalists have entered the kill phase of Great Reset; Remember the Deagel population forecast? It now makes total sense

Check Leo’s posting for I’m reminded of the Bible’s accounts of the beasts in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 – BUT we must not overlook what the Lord is doing, as brought by today’s prophets, to prevent the hater of humanity circumventing His ordained End-times.

END-TIMES ALERT to Britain’s Church & National Leaders > Mark of the Beast ALMOST HERE!

Noticing this morning’s items brings news of this End-Times Update on advancing preparations for full introduction of Revelation 13:16-17; Mark of the Beast:

https://expose-news.com/2022/05/24/supermarkets-to-ban-paying-with-cash-or-card/

We’re well aware of satan’s strategy to prevent The Lord’s End-time harvest and thwart Jesus’ return to the Mont of Olives in Jerusalem by bringing about upheavals foretold in the holy Bible, mainly through globalists’ New World Order or World Economic Forum, BUT BEFORE the Time ordained by our Almighty Father.

Even so, we ALL need to learn about – and be fully taught by well-informed church leaders!! – what is now happening and how it lines up with scripture and accurate contemporary prophecy..

Meantime, here’s some encouraging news on that front on Telegram:

Lastly, my apologies to readers who received notification of this post but which failed to work, as explained in the attached comments to this post.

PS: Some subsequent scripture:

  • Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Rev 14:9-11)
  • And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. (Rev 15:2)
  • The Saints Reign with Christ 1,000 Years

    And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (Rev 20:10)

Apocalypse, chapter 13 – “..no-one can buy or sell who does not have the mark” — Dover Beach

Further to my previous postings on Revelation 13 and the maSk/MaRk of the Beast…

“Then I saw another beast that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of all; and by the signs that it is allowed to perform on behalf of the beast, it deceives the inhabitants of earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet lived; […continue at…] “so that no one can buy or sell who does not have the mark” — Dover Beach

What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 4 – Neil Mackereth

‘Dear Richard, Many thanks for broadcasting Part 3 and here is Part 4 – probably the most significant and certainly the most challenging to “encapsulate”.  It is 3½ pages  long, the second 3½  pages is a Glossary of End-Times Terminology, which you may wish to separate.  May the Lord continue to guide and encourage you both, Neil’

I’m very grateful to him for his compilation of a very helpful glossary, which is published separately and most fittingly as a celebratory 100th static page of Richard’s Watch, and located in the About Signs hub (all copyright reserved).

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – Part 4, Chapters 12-18

In this part we will consider the key issues covered in chapters 12 to 18 of the Book of Revelation. As we approach the climax of the battle between good and evil (Jesus and Satan), there is a change of style and emphasis. John sees new visions which are very different from the seven-part series of letters, seals and trumpets, and his reporting style becomes more like a narrative. Continue reading

Bible Update: Rev 13 Mark of the Beast – Leo Hohmann BOMBSHELL VIDEO: Economist at World Government Summit says new financial world order about to shift in dramatic new direction!

The World Government Summit is underway this week (Mar-Apr) in Dubai and we’ve already got a bombshell to report. Dr. Pippa Malmgren, a top American economist who served as a special adviser to former President George W. Bush, made a statement that confirms everything myself and others have been reporting for quite some time – that a cashless society is looming right around the corner

…”She states her belief that the world financial system is about to switch accounting systems & digital money. Not decentralized cryptos, but centralized CBDCs (central bank digital currency)

We are on the brink of a dramatic change where we are about to, and I’ll say this boldly, we are about to abandon the traditional system of money and accounting and introduce a new one. And the new one; the new accounting is what we call blockchain… It means digital, it means having an almost perfect record of every single transaction that happens in the economy, which will give us far greater clarity over what’s going on.”

[…] BOMBSHELL VIDEO: Economist at World Government Summit says new financial world order about to shift in dramatic new direction — LeoHohmann.com

Leo posted the above on 30 March and I delayed re-blogging but it makes a highly suitable follow-on to Michael Bennett’s dream of Biden and £ note – also read Tim Shey’s contribution affixed thereto. 

Leo makes this highly pertinent point:

‘As I’ve stated before, the entire Great Reset hinges on two things – the establishment of a global digital currency and a global digital identity for every man, woman and child.

Pippa Malmgren is warning us. That system is at the door. And once it’s here, it marks the beginning of the end because nobody will be allowed to buy or sell without becoming a digitized, hybrid human being. I believe it will be possible for us to live outside this system for a while, but we need a plan, a network. We will need to live in community with like-minded refusniks….’

What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 3 – Neil Mackereth

Further to Part 1 and Part 2 Neil kindly sends the latest with his covering comment: “The mayhem continues apace and many continue to be challenged and surprised as more and more of Satan’s diabolical schemes are revealed. God has told us before-hand, and it is why His Wrath will be so dreadful for those who do not revere Him.”

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – Part 3: CHAPTERS 4-11

In this paper we will look at some of the key issues covered in chapters 4 to 11 of Revelation. It is not my intention to make a line-by-line exegesis, and a few chapters need little additional comment. However, before we tour God’s Headquarters and see the battle-plan unfolding, I want to give a little more background information.

John wrote (more accurately, he was instructed to record what he witnessed) the Book of Revelation during the era of apocalypticism.  This rather obscure term speaks more of a mindset than of a specific literary category, though certain works in the period 200 BC to 200 AD do share some common literary traits. Apocalypticism is primarily a way of viewing reality. The Greek word apocalypsis (from which we get the word apocalypse) denotes the action of: uncovering, unveiling, disclosing, or revealing something previously hidden or secret. In short, an apocalypse is a public disclosure of classified information.

Apocalypses often include esoteric (secret) information about the workings of the heavenly realms and how this influences the earthly realm. In biblical literature, this information is usually conveyed to a prophet who, sometimes, is transported to heaven and given a tour. What is witnessed is written down, for the benefit of a larger earthly audience. An angel may explain the visions: Ezekiel, Daniel, and Zechariah include apocalyptic sections involving angelic guides (Ezekiel 40:3–4, 43:6–27; Daniel 7:15–28, 8:15–27, 10:10–21; Zechariah 1:9–2:13, 4:1–6:15).

Choosing sides: Dualism Continue reading

Did Biden’s handlers give their ‘final warning’ about the next big crisis used to ‘reset’ the world? — Leo Hohmann

I know it’s over-used, to the point of cliché, but it appears we have entered one of those calms before the storm, a lull in between the end of one crisis and the beginning of another. We’ve gone from unprecedented plandemic lock-downs and mandates, to people’s uprisings (remember the truckers?), soaring inflation, wars and rumors of wars. But it seems like the globalists have something even bigger that they would like to hit us with.

What could be bigger than a global pandemic or a raging world war, you ask?

The Biden White House may have provided a clue Monday, March 21, when it issued a press release titled ‘Statement By President Biden on Our Nation’s Cybersecurity’. Biden also spoke on the issue.

First off, Biden did not write this document. He likely had no input whatsoever and just had it read to him before being told to sign it.

He claims this is a follow-up to a previous warning. So Biden’s globalist handlers are telling us that they have now given us what amounts to a second warning. That’s significant.

Following is an excerpt from the press release [..read at.. ] Did Biden’s handlers just give us their ‘final warning’ about the next big crisis that will be used to reset the world? — LeoHohmann.com

ANOTHER ESSENTIAL INSIGHT Re DANIEL 7 & REVELATION 13

Mark 4:22 Exposures: prophecies on current events – Robin Bullock

21 Also He said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lamp-stand?  22 For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mark 4)

Continuing from previous post on New World Order with these very important prophetic words brought by Robin Bullock and told on 7th March:

Extracts from auto-transcript dated 7th March (please excuse editing issues)

“…but they have pronounced and prophesied their own defeat in their privacy for they have said we will draw innocent blood they have said we will use the people of nations like ukraine we will use their people as pawns so it doesn’t matter if a few hundred die
because the greater good they proclaim is the reason why. But the lord said i heard your conversations and i listen to your tyrannical rants and the lord says you better take heed especially in france for now their voices are trying to link together from nation to nation to nation to nation and yet another nation
[Music]
but the lord said i am severing the link between nations now and your communication
will be cut and one will suspicion another who will suspicion another who will suspicion another who will go all the way back to this one and this one will run in a panic because they have all been uncovered and moved into self-preservation are you speaking of the
the people spirit of god no nay but yet the few corrupt wicked leaders that think they rule the day i heard your conversation in ukraine you prophesied your doom you will not bring this to pass for the actor that you have on the scene will forget his lines and will give himself away you will not destroy my people in the ukraine
yes yes lord yes just suppose for just a moment in time let your mind think about something just right here just for a moment just suppose there is a wild ruse being
perpetrated and turned to turn the whole world against someone so that they can go the way of trump netanyahu and you say well they’re surely wicked more wicked are those who are perpetrating the ruse [Music] so just suppose oh prophet you don’t you you just you just making up things yes cause that’s what i got up this morning to do i said i’m
gonna go make up a whole scenario about ukraine
[Music] but just suppose things are not what they seem just suppose everything is designed to make one person the world come down on one to remove that one and create a vast vacuum that can be filled with more wicked
[Music]
oh no surely that’s not couldn’t happen in this world because governments wouldn’t kill
several hundred people just to get their purpose done would they with that so just suppose as this thing grows watch as it grows [Music] watch as it falls apart
watch as it begins to move like a sickness and a poison dart watch as it starts to be unraveled for the people there will grow weary and tired you’re about to hear a voice from russia rise up and say we were hired 
[Music]
wow now there was also another part of that that talked about prayer uh should we play that do you have that one sure yeah go ahead
[Music]
things are not what they seem to be just supposed to suppose you suppose it’s designed to cut down a green tree
[Music]
just suppose you’re supposing a snake-eyed fool has planned a lot of this thing using nations as tools just supposed to suppose things are not exactly what they seem to be
[Music]
how do you pray mark 4 22
how do you pray mark 4 pray mark 4 22 it’s how you pray
[Music]
hidden things brought to light let hidden things be brought to light let hidden things be brought to light so that we can fight in the light
………..
we live in an era now that wars are fabricated and reality deluded this is the first generation in history uh where which wars can be staged and if a world leader is sought out to be removed and then a lie can be started to remove them there’s a global agenda
it’s it’s laid uh it’s laid kind of dormant in the back of people’s minds and secret societies
minds as they’ve played with the occult and brought forth spirits to assist but the church was strong in the early days and it had been it had not conformed to the world yet, but now if the government says lay down your arms to the church they just comply this the world can be drawn into a whole virtual war so to speak now here’s the thing but reality
uh how do i say but reality here i’m trying to read this but reality here has to be brought in from somewhere and so in ruthless minds people real people must die they must die in order to perpetrate the lie and make it real and so they’re willing to kill hundreds
or even thousands to convince the world population and get their agenda done.
PS

[Re. Daniel 7 & Revelation 13] Who influences the influencers? Meet Klaus Schwab’s chief adviser… — Leo Hohmann

People often ask me, where does Klaus Schwab get his bizarre, indeed frightening ideas about transhumanism, globalism and technocracy? Who shapes his worldview?

Let’s start off by stating upfront that every Western leader you see on the world stage right now is a puppet of the New World Order. His ideas are not his own but are coming from Satanic inspiration.

So the question is, who is whispering into the ears of Biden, Trudeau, Macron, Johnson, Zelensky and the other front-men for the global Great Reset? […]

Who influences the influencers? Meet Klaus Schwab’s chief adviser — LeoHohmann.com

THIS IS ESSENTIAL BACKGROUND READING REGARDING THE 4th BEAST SEEN BY PROPHET DANIEL AND THE TWO BEASTS SEEN BY APOSTLE JOHN

I wonder, could this Israeli historian become the prophesied AC as he’s speaking on the mechanisms necessary for full implementation of the Mark of the Beast…??

TAKE NOTE, for example:

He is your model transhumanist who thinks he can become god,” Wood told me. “He is the chief philosophical adviser to the World Economic Forum and one of the premiere authorities in WEF circles. They just hang on his every word.”

The level of evil we are dealing with here is so intense that most Christians and conservatives have no idea how deep it goes and will frankly have trouble believing it. No politician is going to be able to save us from this evil, only Jesus Christ.

…The reason a digital currency will soon be needed is because the hard currency represented by physical paper and coinage are going to be phased out shortly.

And the decisions to this end are not being made at the presidential level. The drive toward a global digital money system involves decisions made by people at a much higher level, the top tier of international bankers such as the Rothschilds and others whose names most of us would not recognize (Jacques Attali could be one of them). The decision has been made and there will be no stopping it short of God’s supernatural intervention.

As I previously reported, everything we see happening on the world stage right now is geared toward the emergence of two things – the creation of a digital global ID system (it will launch as a simple vaccine passport but evolve into a universally recognized, overarching ID) and the creation of a digital global money system. The World Economic Forum has been openly pushing for both of these.

Once those two things are in place – digital money and digital ID for all persons – the global predators can proceed with the creation of a truly one-world system under which nothing will happen outside of their surveillance and control. Every transaction will be monitored. They will know what you bought, where you bought it, and how much you paid.

Next, we’ll consider prophetic words brought by Robin Bullock on 6th March which are most illuminating on the above matter…

What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 2 – Neil Mackereth

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR?  – Part 2: THE LETTERS

In the Introductory article (Part 1 of this series) I made no mention of the 1st chapter of Revelation. So, for completeness and before proceeding further, I attach (at annex A below) a review of the 1st chapter, as a necessary lead-in to the examination of the letters in Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation.

The letters to the 7 churches contain comments that can only be understood by referring to the prophetic chapters that follow them. My assessment will seek to link the most significant observations in each letter to the relevant clarification / expansion in the chapters that follow.

But first, some observations on the structure and common factors. They all start with an address to the angel of the particular church, followed by a different characteristic of Jesus for each. Five churches are complimented; two are not: Sardis and Laodicea. Five churches are reprimanded; two are not: Smyrna and Philadelphia. All are given advice, and all are encouraged to have an ear to “hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (note that we should listen to what is said to all the churches). Each church is told what “He who overcomes” will receive.

What do the letters promise “to him who overcomes”?

The overcomers of the Church of Ephesus are assured that they will eat from “the tree of life”. The clarification: “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” (Rev 22:14). The overcomers of the martyr Church of Smyrna are promised the crown of life and that they “will not be hurt at all by the second death.”

What is the second death, and who will suffer it? The prophecy explains: “the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Rev 21:8). “Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.” (Rev 20:14).

The Church of Pergamum overcomers are promised hidden manna and a white stone with a new name written on it. There are no direct references in the subsequent chapters; however, hidden manna may well refer to “the bread of life”; “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” (John 6:35 & 50-51). The “white stone with a new name …” has been the subject of much speculation. There are references to a new name: “ … you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow” and “… to His servants He will give another name”  (Is 62:2 & Is 65:15) but the full meaning of the white stone reference has yet to be revealed.

To the Church of Thyatira: “to him who overcomes, and does My will to the end, I will give authority over the nations – He will rule them with an iron sceptre; he will dash them to pieces like pottery …. … I will also give him the morning star.” In the subsequent prophetic chapters, the shaking of the nations is portrayed. A woman clothed with the sun, and crowned with twelve stars gives birth to a son who will rule all nations with an iron sceptre (see Rev 12). The morning star is Jesus (Rev 22:16), who will “rises in your hearts” (2 Pe 1:19).

The Church of Sardis, which had a reputation for being alive but was dead, is told to wake up and strengthen what remains. There are no good comments; even so, a few overcomers will be dressed in white and will not have their names erased from the book of life. Later, at Rev 20, we see the book of life opened and at Rev 21, that only those named in the “Lamb’s book of life” will be able to enter the New Jerusalem.

The Church of Philadelphia, receives the encouraging promise that the overcomes will be made pillars in the temple of my God; and “I will write on him the name of my God, .… and I will also write on him my new name.” At the start of Rev 14 we read: “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads” (see also Rev 22:4). Two other encouraging comments are: “I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut” and “I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth”. I have often heard the former used in prophetic words given to individuals, and the latter is sometimes used in support of the pre-tribulation rapture argument.

Lastly, the lukewarm Church of Laodicea, which boasts about its material wealth while not realising that in God’s eyes it is wretched and miserable and needs to repent. Even so, Jesus shows His long-suffering love: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock,” and to those who overcome: “I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.”

In Part 3, we will look at significant aspects in the chapters that follow the letters, some of which we have commented on above.

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What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 1 – Neil Mackereth

Readers may recall my astonishment over The Great Rethink: Back to Basics, Bible Prophecy by dear Neil Mackereth published six weeks ago, comprising part of a totally unexpected triplet as the 3,600th posting on Richard’s Watch. Recently he sent me this most helpful paper, as follows:

Hi Richard, Do hope you and Nina are well.

Every week we seem to be facing yet more turmoil and danger as the world creeks and groans its way towards the final denouement. I feel urged to try my utmost to get people to take Revelation seriously! I embark on a number of papers to try to encourage more interest by demystifying that which can be demystified! But still recognising that some things await revelation as they unfold. I hope it will be helpful.

May the Lord continue to bless, encourage and guide your thoughts and actions. Neil

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION

The prime purpose of the Book of Revelation is to give the Church all the information it needs to be victorious in the time of tribulation (which is very near) which precedes the second advent of Jesus. The Bible opens with creation and man’s fall; it ends with victory. In the early stages, Satan is triumphant; at the close Satan is conquered, and the redeemed are with Jesus.

In this and subsequent articles, my aim is to provide a basis for further study, in smallish chunks of understandable English. I do not attempt to address the diverse options, opinions and queries relating to different interpretations and understandings of features of the Book of Revelation, nor do I seek to change any of its content!

Scepticism and a burgeoning form of liberal humanism have taken a grip on western society. Bible truths have been reduced, at best, to the rank of eccentric opinion and harmless religious sentiment. At worst, those who live by biblical principles are seen as undermining social cohesion and in need of remedial training, or more draconian “corrective” measures. We Christians need to use every God given help at our disposal to confront this all-pervading evil. Biblical prophecy is a major weapon in our armoury; it shows clearly that God has always known the end from the beginning.  God Himself draws back the veil to enable us to see, and understand through His prophets, that His strong arm has been at work throughout history. Once our eyes are open to the truths of fulfilled prophecy, it becomes clear that what appear to be disconnected shakings, confusion, chaos and turmoil (historical, current or in scripture relating to the future) had, has, and always will have, purpose in God’s providential plan. We can be absolutely certain that the prophecies which relate to the future will be fulfilled.

Jesus said, “I have overcome the world.” He now sits at the right hand of God the Father, has “all power and authority”, and leads His Church, as “conqueror bent on conquest.” In His letters, sent through John to the Churches (His witnesses on earth), He promises that those who overcome will receive the wondrous rewards of the Kingdom of Heaven. In the prophetic vision chapters that follow the letters, we gain an understanding of what the conflicts, sufferings and challenges are going to be, in the time of tribulation that comes before the preordained (ultimate) victory for Jesus and His followers. This is the theme of the prophecy, and its object is a practical one. It is a gift to the Church militant from Christ triumphant. Because Jesus has overcome the world, we too can overcome the world. Faith in God, His Word, and the authenticity of biblical prophecy therein, will make us victorious: without it we have nothing. In other words, conquering visible enemies is achieved through faith in things invisible. The conflict is both physical and spiritual: the latter includes demonic led attacks through sorcery, the occult, the apostate church and false prophets.

For the last 2000 years Christians have suffered hatred, persecution, torture and murder; nevertheless, it is the Christians who are the real conquerors, and the ultimate victory is assured! “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”

There are theologians and ministers, of various ranks and denominations, who dismiss Revelation as irrelevant. The opposite is true, it was written to encourage and strengthen Christians, to arm us for battle and to guide us to victory. It is NOT just some curious way of writing that belongs to a distant past, nor is it a myriad of strange images and visions that relate to events so far in the future that they can be ignored. Those who have not grasped its huge significance have missed the point. It is prophecy (and tells us so) straight from the Throne Room of God Almighty. The exhortations in chapter 1 and warnings in chapter 22 give clear indication of its unique status and huge importance to God. It may be difficult to interpret but it deserves close study: it is vital that any true follower of Christ does his or her utmost to grasp its importance and purpose.

In some studies of Revelation, the letters chapters are treated in isolation to the rest of the prophetic content of the book. To my mind that “compartmentalisation” is not helpful: each church has a message for us in relation to how we prepare to face the time of tribulation, and the relevance of the promises and warnings to those churches are explained in the subsequent chapters. I will expand on this in Part 2.

In Part 3, we will look at how the true Church is represented by the woman who is “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head” who is forced to flee into the wilderness and remain hidden during the time of the antichrist’s dominance (Rev 12, 13).  And at the woman seated upon the beast, reigning over “peoples, multitudes, nations and languages” (Rev 17): the Harlot Babylon who represents the corrupt world power structure and economic system based on selfishness, lust and greed.

In Part 4, I will endeavour to pull the threads together and provide an aide memoir to encourage further study. My hope is that by looking at Revelation with a greater awareness of what is being portrayed by certain imagery and personifications it will become easier to read and understand.

PS: further reading to prophecies for Canada

Postscript to the previous post. We must remember we are living through chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation, involving a war against national leaders implementing fascist dictatorships according to plans of the World Economic Forum, a.k.a. the New World Order, the Deep-State, Global Reset. Continue reading

The Great Rethink: back to basics, Bible prophecy – Neil Mackereth – 3,600th post!

We’re blessed to receive news this week from Neil Mackereth, author of SIGNS and a regular contributor:

“Dear Richard, I mentioned recently that I felt called to revitalise the huge significance of biblical prophecy, especially as a tool for evangelism. You were kind enough to refer me to some of your earlier material on the subject. Herewith my thoughts!”

THE  GREAT  RETHINK

INTRODUCTION

As some of you will know, I think Biblical prophecy is incredible, mind-blowing and “undersold”! Fulfilled prophecy is confirmation of the absolute authenticity of the Bible; it proves that God is omniscient, omnipotent, infallible, knows the end from the beginning, and has always known all the machinations that will happen in between.

Much of society has consigned the Bible, and church-going, to the mundane, commonplace and dreary: and that is our fault. We Christians urgently need a new approach that catches the imagination of those in desperate need. Troubles are intensifying; people are searching, there has never been a better opportunity.

I feel called to highlight and emphasise the astounding, miraculous and supernatural nature of Biblical prophecy. Prophecy is dispersed (dotted about) throughout the Bible and, therefore, usually not read in a linear and related fashion. For me, listing prophecies in one place brings joy and peace to my heart and mind: it confirms that God is in control.

As ever, I will endeavour to keep what follows as simple as possible. But first …

BACK TO BASICS

The Bible, at its opening, quickly moves from creation to satan’s success in instigating the fall of man. Then follows God’s sovereign selection of Abram (Abraham) and his descendants, to be His chosen people (Israel). Thereafter, we see the story of their triumphs, failures, trials and tribulations; and God’s endeavours to guide them through His elected prophets, culminating in the first advent of Jesus Christ.  The New Testament describes Jesus’ life and role as Redeemer King, His death, resurrection and ascension to heaven.  At the close of the Bible, Jesus returns and satan and His followers are overthrown.

The Book of Revelation is the essential finale of the story: God emphasises its huge importance, giving blessings to readers and hearers (Rev 1:3); He makes clear its prophetic nature, and warns of dire consequences for anyone who changes the text (Rev 20:18-19). No other book in the Bible carries such blessings and warnings.

Revelation is difficult to understand but the truth is, many prophecies are unfathomable until their fulfillment [try reading Isaiah 53 (written circa 750 BC) as if you had no knowledge of Jesus’ life and crucifixion]. In considering Revelation, we need to overcome centuries of “Greek World View” interpretations and analyses that seek to apply logic and to deny or ignore any supernatural implications. God cannot be explained by some logical or common-sense process. We can learn a huge amount by a systematic approach to Bible study, but the mystery remains and there comes a point where only faith, and God-given spiritual discernment, can help us.

I will look at the predictions in Revelation at a later date. In the meantime, here are some examples of prophecies that have been, or are in the process of being, fulfilled:

RELATING TO JESUS’ FIRST ADVENT

Prophecy Old Testament (delivered) New Testament (fulfilled)
Born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:22-23
Born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Luke 2:4-6
Called out of Egypt Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:14-15
Taught in parables Psalms 78:1-2 Matthew 13:34-35
Healed the sick Isaiah 29:18-19, 35:4-6, 61:1 Matthew 11:2-6
Entered Jerusalem on a donkey Zechariah 9:9 John 12:12-15
Flogged and abused Isaiah 50:5-6 Mark 14:53-15:20
Hands and feet pierced Psalms 22:16 Mark 15: 20-26
Clothes divided Psalms 22:18 Matthew 27:35
Killed and buried Isaiah 53:8-9 Mark 15:33-47
Rose on the third day Hosea 6:2 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

 RECENTLY FULFILLED (or ongoing)

  • Egyptian will turn against Egyptian (Isaiah 19:2) (“Arab Spring”)
  • Damascus will be in ruins (Isaiah 17:1)
  • Gaza will writhe in agony (Zecharia 9:5)
  • False teachers and prophets will lead people astray (2 Peter 2:1-2)
  • Earthquakes, famines, plague and pestilences will intensify (Luke 21:11)
  • Travel and knowledge will increase greatly (Daniel 12:4)
  • People will prefer fantasy to reality, myth to Christian truths (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
  • There will be wars and rumours of wars (Matthew 24:6)
  • The Gospel will be preached to all nations – (Matthew 24:14) (How will we know?)
  • Things will be as they were in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:36-37)
  • People will be proud, unforgiving, lovers of self, lovers of money and pleasure (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
  • In any communication on end time prophecies the message, and the messenger, will be mocked and ridiculed (2 Peter 3:3-4)
  • Jerusalem will be perceived as a problem by the whole world (Zecharia 12:2-3).
  • Christians will be persecuted and martyred (Matthew 24:9)
  • Many will turn away from the Christian faith (Matthew 24:10)

SPECIFIC TO ISRAEL

  • Because of disobedience, people of Israel were dispersed (Deut 28:64-66)
  • The Jews will return to their biblical homeland (fulfilled in 1948), for example:
  1. God will bring back His exiled people (Amos 9:14-15) (Jer 16:14-15)
  2. The scattered flock will be gathered in (Ezek 34:13, Jer 31:10)
  3. A nation born in a day (labour pains to follow!) (Isaiah 66:7-8)
  4. Forces of hugely superior strength will be defeated (Lev 26:3,7-8)
  5. The formerly desolate land will become fertile and fruitful (Zech 7:14)
  6. These things happen for the sake of God’s Holy Name (Ezek 36:19-24)

Each of the prophecies referred to above could be the basis for a long discourse, and there are many more that could be added.

REVITALISED EVANGELISM

I believe that the next stage of evangelising will involve demonstrating to a sceptical world that fulfilled prophecy confirms the authenticity of the Bible and underlines God’s infallibility and love. He has given us all the information we need!

Jesus gave us pointers for the circumstances that will prevail when He returns, but makes it clear that the specific time of his coming cannot be known. We are well along the time-line of prophetic events. Those signs that await fulfillment could happen very quickly. Reading the Bible, watching what is happening, particularly in Israel and Jerusalem, and seeking to understand the spiritual significance of unusual signs and symbols in the world around us, are all key elements in our being ready for the return of Jesus.

Now is the time for a new approach, a Great Rethink:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8)

I am convinced that there is at least one expert marketing strategist out there who is envisioned by the Word of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit and who is ready to step into his or her anointing.

Conspiracy Theories Proven: 1 – Archbishop confirms we ARE living though Revelation 13

ESSENTIAL READING:

Governments, ‘big pharma-tech’, mainstream tv, press and social media – Christians even! – deny and ridicule information and opinion questioning widely accepted tenets that are broadcast and published. They treat such ‘conspiracy theories’ with contempt. BUT let’s look at some evidence proving conspiracy theories about ‘Big Brother’ are, in fact, correct:

Last night Tim Shey added this comment to my blog of Cesare Sachetti’s Trump’s Final battle with NWO to save America and the world:

‘Richard: There has been an interesting development in Italy with Cesare Saccetti. A couple of days ago, Cesare published an interview that he did with Archbishop Vigano. The title was “Vigano: ‘Those who resist the NWO will have the help and protection of God’”. Yesterday I left two comments on that post; it was a very good interview.

This morning I got a reply from Cesare and then I looked at some more comments on that post. I did some other reading and then I went back to Cesare’s blog a half hour later. His blog was suspended! 

My guess is that his interview with Archbishop Vigano was the straw that broke the camel’s back and the powers that be shut down his website.

Even if all the Christian websites are shut down on the planet, we still have the power of the Holy Ghost in our lives. The Kingdom of Heaven will continue to move forward.

Here is a great comment from a video on John G. Lake, a missionary to South Africa in the early 1900s:

“John G Lake planted over 600 churches in South Africa in 5 years and that in the early 1900, no cell phones, TV, social media…how did he do it? Holy Spirit brother! Blessing from South Africa.” – Charl Thompson’

Also, I noticed the headline shown above and shared on Facebook with caption: NOTE PROOF OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE NOW ON EARTH.  WE KNOW IT’S IN THE HANDS OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, WHO IS ALSO EL SHADDAI (ALMIGHTY GOD OF UTTER RUIN & DEVASTATION).

Earlier that day TGP had shared a special message from Carlo Maria Vigano…

This morning, however, I’m very pleased to find Cesare’s site has been reinstated and I urge you to take time to study his 11-page interview with this apostolic archbishop, from which I publish his introduction, extracts of his questions and just a few highly significant paragraphs – underscoring added.  Note; this article’s title reflects what several prophets say about our standing against the globalist, deep-state: Continue reading

THE Key to foretelling the future

Continuing observations from our imaginary time-machine of a meeting of the first followers of Jesus the Messiah, we can take advantage of having come from the far-off future.

Thus, we know that 50-60 years later John, one of those closest to Him, will write an especially significant account of Jesus’ mission and follow-up with letters, all based upon their personal relationship, to this growing group – the Ekklesia.

Moreover, towards the close of John’s life, Jesus will dictate to him letters specifically addressed to seven ‘churches,’ as well as take him into heavenly realms to show him what will happen before He is to return to reign as King of Kings for a thousand years.

Therefore and I stress, what John is to write is key to a full understanding the nature and authority of authentic prophecy. Note how he begins his Gospel account with stating Jesus’ real identity, namely: Continue reading

Righteous Archbishop calls for global alliance against tyranny

Further last month’s posts on Revelation 13 (here, here and here) foretelling today’s emergence of the two beasts will be interested in this worldwide call from a Christian leader whose firm stance against wickedness in high places is reported in The Global Conspiracy Currently Unfolding. Click this image to read his call to take a stand against the global coup d’etat in TGP’s exclusive report:

HUGE EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Calls on People of Faith to Unite in a Worldwide Anti-Globalist Alliance to Free Humanity from the Totalitarian Regime (VIDEO)

 

PS: see next post for short video; It’s been Their Plan All Along!! You Won’t Believe It…

Shadowy military-intel outfit at center of push for globalized digital health passport system — Leo Hohmann

Globalist elites cloak their agenda in flowery language. They talk of transformational changes that will usher in a more just society based on inclusivity, diversity, empowerment, equality, security, privacy, safety and convenience.

They’re being inclusive at the same time they fire you for not accepting an injection of a foreign substance into your body. They’re protecting your privacy at the same time they steal and sell your personal data. They’re committed to diversity when only those obeying their new rules are allowed to work, run a business, buy and sell. They’re empowering you as they rob you of your God-given individual sovereignty and bodily integrity. They’re making us safe even as they’re injecting poison into our bodies and the bodies of our children.

Truth is, these elites are obliterating all Western norms of individual freedom and responsibility, replacing them with a collectivist, digital society in which people are seen as nothing more than human capital, the equivalent of livestock to be tagged, tracked, assessed for their value to the global system and discarded after they’ve been used up by their corporate owners. We defeat these global predators every time we refuse to comply with their rules or use their products, whether it be masks, shots, their new digital money, their social-media networks, their SMART Health Cards, their electric cars, their public schools or their make-believe metaverse.

The below article demonstrates that the global injection mandates and their accompanying digital passports did not spring up organically in the face of a pandemic. They have been long planned as a necessary step toward an all-inclusive digital surveillance state. But this beast system has no power over us unless we submit to its “new normal.” […continue reading at…] Shadowy military-intel outfit at center of push for globalized digital health passport system — LeoHohmann.com

PROPHESIED EXPOSURES OF ROT, LIES & CORRUPTION KEEP MANIFESTING WITH NEWS OF DEEPER, WIDESPREAD EVIL…as may be read in the latest of Leo Hohman’s raft of in-depth investigations.

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