It’s so good that, at long last, Britain has a growing number of Christians who appreciate not only Bible prophecy but are also blessed by Holy Spirit’s gift of prophecy. However, other than for climate issues, most churchgoers are reticent to consider political issues in any depth, because they prefer to focus mainly upon Kingdom-related matters. Continue reading
Wednesday 19th May I was invited to an open zoom meeting with Catch The Fire Farnborough and the leader’s wife Rachel explained they wanted attendees to break into prayer-rooms for a specific purpose connected to Sunday’s Message brought in Toronto. She shared her own insight of recent years that the Lord Jesus is returning to the earth in the very near future. This is similar to what I witnessed of how Holy Spirit had come upon Nina a year or so ago during worship at our church near Haslemere. She was impressed to announce that Jesus is coming back much sooner that we expect!
Rachel told us about the massive impact that Message had made in bringing the reality of that vital part of Bible prophecy into sharp, personal focus. She didn’t give all the details so I asked if it’s connected to the scriptural Rapture of Christians, as in Paul’s two letters to the church in Thessalonika, Greece. I understood the speaker means it’s not the same as that but refers to a massive outpouring of God’s Presence to enable a worldwide revival others refer to as The Billion Souls Harvest prior to the full outworking of the End-times foretold in great detail in the Book of Revelation. (Similar to Smith-Wigglesworth’s vision of Britain in total revival – this post refers.)
In our prayer-room I immediately heard “John 17.1” and thus read Jesus’ prayer therein. It comes in three parts where Jesus prays for Himself, for His contemporary disciples and for all believers – that’s you and me! I got drawn to the references to glory and sensed the first part also applies today, and thus to what’s about to happen. Therefore, I prayed those parts aloud:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was…
20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one…
24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world…”
Afterwards, Rachel mentioned that the manifestation of that Message is part of the vision of fire that her prophetic husband and I had (nearly 30 years previously, as told herein).
NOW, let’s consider that significant Sunday Message – I hope you’ll be able to set aside time to watch, listen carefully and assimilate what Lillian Brown brings whilst trembling under the Lord’s tangible touch:
In the opening minutes Lillian tells of the Lord expanding over a period of two days upon just two words He’d dropped into her mind, “Brace yourself!”
MY attention was strongly grabbed when she then spoke on Moses’ journey up Mount Sinai to be alone with the Almighty and encounter His Glory because I’d blogged about that some months ago in connection with Donald Trump’s period officially out-of-office as a Mt Sinai Sojourn – AND that writing was validated by several ‘God-incidents’!
” 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4 NKJV)
The full message Lillian wanted to deliver got abandoned as the Lord began speaking to her directly as she recited the scriptures describing Jesus’ return and visions of God’s Throne Room in Heaven: Continue reading
In this video the speaker is exceptionally anointed under the Holy Spirit’s tangible presence. May you be as thoroughly blessed as I am (right from her opening words I received the first of three confirmations of material – details another time).
In the last half you may wish to soak in the glory.
For reference, here’s s link to the account of the Holy Spirit’s first.falling upon Jesus’ disciples :https//www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202&version=NKJV
Yet more informative background reading; this time with the prophetic visions of the beasts in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 in mind. This piece is by the Italian investigative author Cesare Sacchetti, whom I introduced to readers in Has Trump Surrendered, or Conceived the Most Brilliant Trap Against The New World Order?
In commenting upon Farcebuk Bans President Trump’s Interview, ‘High Plains Drifter’ Tim Shey brought my attention to Cesare’s tweet of yesterday, which reminds me of the word Timothy Dixon brought of the VP being betrayed and in turn rocking the Democrat party’s boat:
Now, please proceed with Cesare’s latest by clicking the link below:
[Reminder of closing paragraph of Maxine Phyllis’ points in previous post] So the prophetic office in USA is not automatically a good model for UK prophets to follow, IMO. Rather, UK prophets are standing first and foremost for the stuff of the New Jerusalem coming down from God, to bring correction to the Old Testament prophets on the ground. This appears to be exactly what Veronika West is doing – standing FOR the truth of what God is doing with Trump, largely despite some of the prosperity preaching, cross-rejecting prophets in USA, who have gone astray themselves and greatly compromised Trump’s spiritual path. All for your discernment.
MOST interesting and exceptional, Maxine. You’re confirming not only what I’m soon to pop into this thread but also reminding me of insights I had re the New Jerusalem and The Bride, as well as of the ‘Book beyond the Bible’s Back-cover’!
From where I am in my ‘pivotal’ position, it looks like the full manifestation of the war and the wedding feast in Revelation 19. The warriors will do what they need to do but there’s also a need for some to serve at the wedding supper of the Lamb. One is the fullness of the Kingdom on the ground, involving the nations receiving the government of God; the other is about standing for an unconquered Church as the Bride and WIFE of the Lamb. Who can decide? LOL. When the Husband is on the battlefield?
Just heard in the Spirit “Taking Canada for the Kingdom of God.” As in a Husband claiming His wife. Then just heard the word “WOMB” (Isaiah 66). ‘Can a nation be born in a day?’… Continue reading
One of last year’s posts on the ‘Bridge o’r the Pond’ relating to 1999’s solar eclipse and the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower included several ‘prophecy signals’ from different places on both sides of the Atlantic (Last Week’s GPS on New Church Also Included Canada & USA – GPS #51). The eighth piece came from Maxine Phyllis in Nova Scotia.
In an exceptionally informative discussion on Facebook last week raised by Chris G Bennett’s and picked up by Chris Moyler about the unacceptability of prophecy within churches and differences between prophets here in the UK and in the USA, Maxine contributes very interesting points, especially relating to Esther and the Feast of Purim and kindly permits me to re-publish, as follows:
I consider this [by Keith Powell; courtesy Ruach Ministries] as a critically important prophetic word from Britain given in 2010. The word ‘pivotal’ ties in with something the Lord has done with me as a Canadian, in which I had an open vision of His right arm coming down from heaven, from the direction of the UK, all the way down to North America. In 1996 I had this vision and heard Him speak the word “pivot”. He said He’d use ME as a pivot on which to rest His arm as I watched Him slowly pull it back until it was fully retracted. He was withdrawing the blessings of His right hand from North America. Continue reading
Yesterday, Sunday 29th November, not only marks the beginning of Advent but also is personally nostalgic because of the life-changing dream 31 years ago that brought a totally unexpected and radical encounter with Jesus Christ.
FIRST & SECOND ADVENTS
In most ESSENTIAL, instructive teaching Able Praise identities demonic activity of not only America’s but also global media (including anti-Pope Francis!). It is directly related to Apostle John’s vision of the first of four horsemen of The Apocalypse being released after Jesus’ opens the first four seals of the 7-sealed scroll handed to Him by our Heavenly Father (Revelation 5). Abel writes in His Kingdom Prophecy :
AMERICA: PRESIDENCIES and SPHERES of INFLUENCE: THE MEDIA GAVE JOE BIDEN ITS THRONE
There are tremendous shifts going on in the heavens; as the saints wage war through prayers to enact the righteous Will of The LORD.
While we have our earthly perspective of leadership and how things play out on earth; we must also learn to gain heaven’s perspective; to see how the heavens are shaping the activities on earth.
Much more than the election of numbers in the earthly politics, there is the election of Thrones in the Heavens; and every significant political office holder rules through a Spiritual Throne that defines the sphere of their influence in the earth — and the things they have limit and permission to do.
The Scriptures in The Book of Daniel, Chapter 4 describe Nebuchadnezzar as a significant tree; a tree that had great influence in the heavens and the earth, just as Nebuchadnezzar had seen in his dream, and Daniel correctly interpreted when he saw that a sentence had been brought by a holy Watcher from Heaven, decreeing that the tree be cut down.
Likewise; The Scriptures also revealed something significant about Pharaoh in Genesis 41. Pharaoh was given the SpiritualTthrone of a Bull that ruled the economic sphere of nations.
Pharaoh had a dream where he stood at the bank of a river. The dreams of the seven fat cows and seven lean cows represented the seasons of the reign of and through Pharaohs of Egypt.
For Nebuchadnezzar, the tree was a prophetic symbol of the Spiritual Throne he was seated on, with which he ruled the nations at that time, and it determined the sphere of influence his reign would have; whether of healing for the nations as righteous trees represent, or of corruption spreading across the nations as evil trees represent.
The Spiritual Throne a leader sits on, shows which sphere amongst others they will have great influence in, where they will try to enact policies; and what sphere of the world their reign will have its greatest impact.
So when a leader is being elected; and choices are also being made in The Courts of Heaven; as they weigh the choices of men; the requirements of sacrifice; and the alignment or misalignment to The Proposed Will Of The LORD; the end point is that a throne is appointed to that leader; and it defines the direction of his influence.
So a leader, may arise bearing an Economic Throne; like The Pharaohs of Egypt stood as bulls at that time and will tremendously altered the financial landscape of the world, or like Nebuchadnezzar stood as a Tree; and tremendously altered the religious landscape of the world.
We see how, after he had lived through his sentencing for pride; and after the trial of the three Hebrew men by fire, The Scriptures record that King Nebuchadnezzar in more than one occasion passed decrees saying that all must worship the One True GOD [Daniel 3:29; 4:34].
This however, happened after King Nebuchadnezzar tried to alter the religious landscape of the world by forcing everyone to bow down to an idol — save, for the faith of Shedrach, Meschach and Abednego; and the intervention of The LORD being the fourth man in the fire; the plot to enact and enforce global idolatry was defeated.
We see this pattern also in the Book of Revelation as The Seven Seals were being unsealed. The Scriptures reveal In Revelations 6, as the first seal was unsealed; there was the sound of thunder; and there was one seated on a White Horse with a Bow and a Crown, and he went out conquering.
The sound of thunder is The Throne of Media. The ‘media’ isn’t just for news. The sum of all its streams into the world of men is intended to subdue men through controlled reasoning like we have seen through social media wars, as was in the time of Jezebel, when the true prophets were made to go into hiding.
This clearly shows one being given a tremendous Throne of Media; and the ‘media’ being a governmental tool that defined influence in the earth — conquering, oppressing and suppressing.
The Scriptures also records in Revelation 6:2; concerning the season of the Second Seal. John The Beloved saw, a Red Horse; and power was given to him who sat on it to take peace from the earth.
He was given a Red Sword; and he rode with the commission to kill and to make people kill one another.
Again; this is one given a Throne that ruled through the spheres of men that causes wars, division, racial tensions; the opposite of which is peace, unity.
One with this authority will have his greatest influence in the earth in the wars or peace and this will define the season of their rule.
One more illustration of this in The Scriptures can be seen in Revelation 6:7; when the season of the Fourth Seal was unsealed.
John The Beloved saw a Pale Horse; and death and hell rode on this horse; and economic authority was given to them; to kill with the sword, with hunger, and with beasts of the earth.
Imagine that! The sphere of their authority was the economy!
Every presidential reign through an Economic Spiritual Throne, will have great effect in the economies of the world, just as the Pharaoh’s had.
These are levels of truth and understanding. The Body of Christ must begin to rise to for what is to come in the days ahead.
We must reach deeper into The Wisdom of The LORD, for the battles of Kingdoms, Thrones and Territories unfolding before us.
Through this, we can actually discern what battles are going on — in the heavens; and have not just a news media political perspective; but a heaven-to-earth perspective, on what is playing out so we can labor right.
This brings me to the unfoldings in the Nation of The United States of America concerning the 2020 Presidential elections.
In the writings I co-authored with Veronika West on His Kingdom Prophecy; I had emphasized over and over again, Donald J. Trump was raised up as a Tree.
This is seen in how he has tremendously altered the religious landscape of the world and in bringing healing to the nations — the Middle Eastern nations.
I shared how I was visited in my home in Nigeria by three Archangels from the USA, and how they were discussing about The American Tree.
Veronika West also shared several revelations from The LORD about Donald Trump and the relationship with The American Tree.
One very profound revelation is the dream about The LORD meeting Donald Trump at the Rose Garden and Donald Trump standing by two willow trees (see In the Rose Garden).
There’s no doubt Donald Trump has had a tremendous influence in the religious sphere of the world; daring to reestablish the Covenant of The LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST concerning The Nation of USA; proclaiming publicly and on behalf of The Nation their submission to The LORD JESUS; restoring the covenant with Israel; and bringing healing to the nations; in terms of Israel’s relationship with other nations; amongst other things. (Emphasis RB)
In the HKP Word titled; “America and The Second Term Presidency of Donald Trump”, I shared dreams I had as far back as July 2019, showing how the election won by Donald Trump was given to another when the results were called; just as it has happened.
The significant part of that dream that stuns me till this day is what I said to Donald Trump in that dream telling him, “You did what you were supposed to do….” (Emphasis RB)
Going further, I have shared what The LORD had shown going forward; as to how the battleground is now shifting to The Courts.
However; The LORD began to draw my attention last night to this part of the Warfare I have shared above — beyond the Wars of Numbers, that will go on in The Courts — we must discern the Wars of the Spiritual Thrones and spheres the enemy is daring to possess and the areas he is daring to make inroads.
This is where the most significant victory must be gained.
In the published HKP Words; “America and The Second Term Presidency of Donald Trump” and “The Courts of Heaven”, I shared how I was shown The Harlot was contending for the Spiritual Throne and sphere of The Church.
There also was ‘a lying spirit’ that was contending for The Prophetic Throne and sphere of the prophets.
I shared how the enemy was fighting so hard to get the ‘Harlot—Lying Spirit’ duo to dare to sit over the spheres of The Church and The Prophets.
The most significant part of politics is not just the numbers or the figurative head, it is The Spiritual Throne and Legal Sphere of Influence given to that figurative presidential head, that determines the actual authority and spheres of life a presidential reign can influence. (Emphasis RB)
This is why in times like these, The LORD begins to raise up Daniels who can dare to stand as oversight over Thrones that perverse leadership sits on, The Josephs who will rise to be father to the Pharaohs; to be as oversight and a checkmate to the activities of kings who may dare to wield their authority in perversion; The Elijahs who will stand up against Jezebel and the weak king; to put their excesses in check and walk through the battlefield of the spheres they are ruling in.
Yesterday; The LORD began to say to me; that we must now begin to look in to see what Throne the enemy will try to give to his stooge, so we must know the Spheres he will try to rule through, so we know what wars lay ahead — beyond the politics of numbers — but to discern the Thrones and Spheres of influence, the battlefield is shifting into.
Just as I had explained Nebuchadnezzar standing as a tree to influence the global religious world; first in his attempt to enforce global idolatry; that was overturned by the faith of Shedrach, Meschach and Abednego, the second time, when his boastful pride led him to personal worship for what Babylon had become.
This brought about his punishment. These led him to make and enact decrees proclaiming The LORD GOD as the one True GOD to be worshiped.
I also briefly explained how the Pharaohs stood in as ‘bulls with great influence’, over the global economic sphere.
While the political process is playing out; I already wrote as published in His Kingdom Prophecy, how the enemy dared to raise up the combination of the ‘Harlot—Lying Spirit’ to dare to gain access to wield authority over the spheres of The Church and The Prophets, during this political season.
I am convinced that through the labors of the saints, there is a breakthrough in this and these spheres wouldn’t fall into the enemy’s hands.
However; The Burden Of The LORD came over me again last night; and The LORD was saying to me that the battleground is changing!
We must not deny the obvious fact that many also gave ‘rights of leadership’ through their votes, to choices that are ungodly and that is a voice of witness we must not deny.
So, while the process persists and advances to The Courts; we needed to press into what Throne and Sphere the enemy is seeking to give Joe Biden, and what area we must be ready to have a season of war in.
This concerns more than just the Nation of the USA. The global system of nations was coming to a time where the beast that ruled through the Nebuchadnezzars, The Pharaohs, The Jezebels and the Romans, were seeking to rise to oppress and suppress.
It will be a time for The Daniels, Josephs, Elijahs and The Pauls to arise and take their stand; to break through an oppressive and a suppressive spirit.
As I prayed through this, I woke up with this very short dream this morning. In the dream; I saw the four black scratch marks from the four claws of a voracious lion that had scratched, what I understood as ‘the wall of nations’.
I understood this lion to be The Media Lion Of The Nations. (End of Dream.)
As soon as I woke up, I heard, “The Media gave Joe Biden its Throne”.
As I woke up; The LORD took me back to this scripture concerning the unsealing of the Seals and the Thrones that were released and the Spheres they were sent to influence,
“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the [noise of thunder], one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer,” Revelations 6:1-2.
It’s important to note that, prophetically; The Lion’s Roar is like the thunder; and an ancient beast is daring to rise.
It’s character is that of ‘conquer and conquest’ and it uses all of the weapons in its arsenal to conquer, to oppress and suppress.
We have begun to see this through social media censorship.
Nations are beginning to consider laws to censor and control their populace through social media, A few nations already have that in place. However, this is a battlefield that will be revealed in a new way; laws, policies, ideologies, doctrines, economies like the cancel culture and more, may begin to be brought to the fore in a new way
This is a Sphere The Body Of Christ haven’t covered a lot of grounds. This is where we must set our hearts win; laboring in the spirit; in prayers, intercessions and actions — as we look forward to the political and judicial resolve of things.
This is a call we must also see from Heaven’s Perspective — a whole new battleground is forming before us!
We must not be caught unaware!
~ by Abel Praise, November 7th, 2020
Whilst singing the Noel Richards’ chorus “Come Lord Jesus” in a meeting, my wife was noticeably touched by the Holy Spirit and heard, “It’s sooner than you think!”. I submit, therefore, the importance of revisiting this blog’s strap-line ‘Looking for signs of Jesus’ return‘ and of being sure we really do know ‘how to look’ for Jesus’ Second Coming.
This topic is rarely covered because I despise the enemy of our souls and its demonic influences. Hence, my not blogging on this for 5 years 5 months since the mini-series that began with musing upon a devilish plot to avoid the Lake of Fire. Now, another inkling dropped into mind last week and which I submitted to a few friends for weighing. I was surprised, therefore, to receive unexpected confirmation from other sources in UK, USA and New Zealand (reader Alex’s comment), as posted on Saturday.
Therefore, this isn’t for Britain alone, as I’d thought, but is globally relevant too. So let me expand upon the brief outline given in my personal appeal; Wake Up Church!
NB: In all this please note I’m NOT saying or implying any of the Prime Minister’s or government’s decisions are directed by the demonic; only that they may be to satan’s advantage and thus benefit its ultimate agenda.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father I ask you to protect each one of my brethren in Jesus Christ reading this by His holy sinless blood; also that access rights the demonic may have are thus rendered null and void. (I’d prepared this for publication a few days ago but awoke with excruciating hip pain on Tuesday that necessitates resting. A prophetical pastor who’s praying for me confirmed my suspicion of it being a demonic attack.)
MASK / MARK OF THE BEAST
Trying to return to sleep after waking early on Saturday 18th July I was suddenly struck by: “WE’RE ONLY 1 LETTER AWAY FROM THE MARK OF THE BEAST – WAKE UP CHURCH!” (maSk…maRk)
That is, we need to realise that compulsory wearing of masks in public is a trial-run, or testing, the progress and outcome of which will inform and lead into the imposition of the infamous Mark of the Beast. It is a softening up and preparing the global population for such an eventuality, as foretold in the Book of Revelation. Therefore, it is increasingly important for Christian leaders to teach about being prepared for the End-Times.
[‘He – the Beast from the Sea – causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.’ NKJV Rev 13:16-17]
Upon recalling the gist of Revelation chapter 13, it dawned upon me we’re not only ‘one letter’ but also ‘one inch’ away from carrying the full marking, or ‘carved-effect’ (original Greek). The new legal requirement from last Friday imposes a mandatory restriction upon anyone wanting to go shopping and buy anything that focuses not only upon a person’s mask, thereby highlighting their forehead and eyes – its edge being on the bridge of their nose, is an inch below the forehead – but also upon waving a hand in order to buy without handing over cash or cheque, or tapping one’s own private code.
Note two salient points:
- This Jewish year 5780 is that of Hebrew letter ‘pey’, symbolising the ‘mouth’ and its method of communicating: eg in praise and worship the Lord.
- the spirit that works in the ‘sons of disobedience’ is also ‘prince of the power of the air’ (Ephesians 2:2).
Hence, the significance of events focusing upon the effects of everyone’s breathing!!!! AND the poison spewed out in mainstream media headlines and opinions that curses the nation!
Next, it occurred to me this is the 7th instance of this topic cropping up recently through unconnected events.
And they appeared as two lots of triplets! The first 3 centered on a Friday, as told in End-Times Briefing 13; the second 3 arrived on a Monday (government’s muddle, data from White House author, top Hong Kong lab’s whistle-blower). Moreover, I came under a Jezebelic attack, which the Lord countered by more data. You may recall this blog gives copious examples of ‘invisible jigsaw pieces’ arriving like ‘GPS’ (global prophecy signals). The two confirmations mentioned above are the latest example.
I ask that we lay aside any personal, doctrinal preferences when reading Revelation because there’s EIGHT theological interpretations of this profound book, as summarised in my study Bible. Let’s not, therefore, be too dogmatic in assessing my remarks. In my humble opinion, the Lord may permit the imprecision in order to ‘play His cards close to His chest’, keeping the adversary in the dark. Therefore, if we adhere to a dogmatic ‘timetable’ then satan’s strategy could blindside us by imposing the Mark by nefarious means and catch us in its snare unawares.
Our adversary would want to prevent any possibility of a global Revival and harvesting of souls by getting peoples’ unwitting allegiance to its schemes and thus consequential damnation! Heaven’s reaping would rob hell of its harvest of humans!!
With reference to my recent Briefings, Jane H asks: “Regarding the mark of the beast surely this will not proceed revival will it? How can we spread the gospel to anyone having the mark?”
Clearly, Jane has Rev 14:9-11 in mind and which clearly implies those with this Mark are owned by satan, and thus share in its decreed doom. These dread scriptures foretell no possibility of changing allegiance away from satan in this event. However, it may be possible for those who didn’t take the Mark to be saved during an individual’s ‘revival’.
Some may argue the Mark of the Beast won’t apply to the Church because we will have been raptured into heaven (‘snatched up’ – 1 Thess 4:17) before its introduction: ie. the Mark is imposed during the 7-year Great Tribulation. I find, however, scripture does not unequivocally support that view – for example:
- Rev 12:17 – And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
- Rev 13:7 – It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.
- Rev 14:12 – Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. 13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on’,”
- Rev 15:2 – 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.
Dr David Pawson’s Opinion
In his overview of the epic story of God’s relationship with His people, world-renowned Bible teacher David Pawson ‘unlocks’ The Apocalypse in 200 pages distilled from a ‘lifetime’s worth of insights’.:
Chapters 6-16…’are relevant to all believers, whatever their contemporary situation…The main motive for preparing to be faithful under pressure is to be able to face Him without shame. Perhaps that explains the reminder inserted between the 6th and 7th bowls of wrath (incidentally, confirming some Christians will still be on earth at the time): “Behold I come like a thief!…” (Rev 16:15…)
An Informed Reaction:
One reviewer’s response:
“The LORD has set you as a voice, to blow the trumpet and get The WORD out. Absolutely; we are seeing the governmental systems and structure of the beast trying to shape out in a more vicious form in the earth. Many political leaders of nations do not know what they stand against; some decisions that they implement are not theirs; if the grounds are lost in the spirit by The Church and the enemy gains a right to impose a sentence; the governments over nations can wield little or no power of resistance. We must realize that when we also pray and gain victories in the spirit; the leadership of nations will have the power to resist the already established victories in heaven. Things are shaping out; the direction of the dance moves that policies reflect shows us what grounds must be contended for to be regained in the spirit. The antichrist is more than a person taking up an office; it’s major stronghold will be the system it sets up; rather than who becomes the figurehead”
Another friend reports encountering email gremlins when replying to me, as in part 2.
Further to references in my End-Times series to the Old Testament prophet Daniel (sign 10 in Briefing 3, Bible codes in Briefing 7, dates and visions in Briefing 8 refer), readers wanting to know more about his life and book will get a good grounding in John Barber’s article linked below:
Prophets of the Bible – Daniel
Click to read John’s next chapter of Prophets of the Bible – Daniel — JRB Publications
Briefing 11’s Introduction to the Book of Revelation draws to a close by its author, Neil Mackereth, stating “Apocalyptic works seek to inform the reader about aspects of an End-Times drama. The grand climax of the Bible is imminent — that is to say, it could happen at any moment…” He reminds us, “The Bible explains that two absolute powers or principles operate in the universe…In the book of Revelation (and the whole Bible), God himself is the ultimate source of all that is good; Satan and his followers refuse to submit to God and are the ultimate source of evil. This ethical dichotomy underlies the conflict within the book of Revelation”.:
OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION
The Prologue provides essential information for understanding the meaning and structure of the Book of Revelation. “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.” (Rev. 1:1–2).
Apostle John conveys to his first-century readers the unveiling of Jesus. It’s something like the showing of a video of a Monarch and his court. The Book of Revelation is written for Christians who understand the language of a faith unique to Christian experience. But given the complexity of the metaphors and images, even “insiders” have difficulty understanding Revelation. However, anyone can grasp the basic message: Jesus is going to return to earth, overthrow Satan’s evil empire, reward his faithful followers, punish those who reject his Lordship, and create a new heaven and a new earth. Continue reading
It’s now time to expand upon Briefing 3’s listing of Signs from the Gospel accounts and Paul’s letters by considering ‘The Apocalypse’, as in the annexures to Neil Mackereth’s paper dated 21st May: Simplicity. First, recall Apostle John’s opening remarks on its awesome origin, along with benediction (Young’s Literal Translation – in Greek here):
A revelation of Jesus Christ, that God gave to him, to shew to his servants what things it behoveth to come to pass quickly; and he did signify [it], having sent through his messenger to his servant John, 2 who did testify the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, as many things also as he did see. 3 Happy is he who is reading, and those hearing, the words of the prophecy, and keeping the things written in it — for the time is nigh!
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION
The challenge in introducing Revelation to a new audience, or to infrequent readers of the book, is twofold: how do we make sense of this strange book; and how do we overcome longstanding antipathy to it, which, unfortunately, is often reinforced by those who should be explaining its message. I want to describe what apocalyptic literature is and to provide a basic overview of what Revelation is about.
The Bible, at its opening, quickly moves to the fall of man and the success of Satan. Then follows God’s sovereign selection of His chosen people Israel, the story of their triumphs, failures, trials and tribulations up to the first coming of 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, Satan is overthrown and his followers are defeated. Without the Book of Revelation, the story would be incomplete.
First, I believe it is essential to consider what the writer’s mindset might have been, if we are to have any hope of untangling and understanding the book’s mysteries. Continue reading
KEY END-TIME (or SECOND ADVENT) SIGNS and PROPHECIES
An awareness of End-Time signs will help us to see if any world events, as they unfold in the weeks, months and years ahead, can honestly be described as fulfilling Biblical prophecy. Analysis of world events in relation to prophecy requires care and integrity, both to ensure genuine spiritual significance, and to avoid “false news”, conspiracy theories and the pronouncements of false prophets. It will be exceedingly hard to convince a sceptical world that prophecy is being fulfilled!
Some prophecies in the Bible seem particularly significant, in light of current world events, especially in the Middle-East. The following prophecies are worth bearing in mind, especially by those who are intentional about marrying historic prophecies with contemporary occurrences. They are, in short, signs of the End-Times: Continue reading
After learning about a ‘chiasmus’ in the Book of Jonah during Sunday’s service, it’s note-worthy how Mark Davidson explains this literary-spiritual device within certain prophetic passages on current events in the Middle-East…
While we are waiting for the next significant news item from Iran and the Middle East, it seemed good to have a review of the Scripture passages all having a say in the Second Signpost. This is meant to remind us that the Second Signpost, the invasion by Iran of the Middle East, is more […]
ESSENTIAL READING: Mark Davidson brings what may be the most important insight you may read on the immediate aftermath of America taking decisive, defensive action against a regime that is actually hell-bent on bringing about the End of the World, as covered here on Richard’s Watch in many postings under the Mahdi tag.
It’s absolutely imperative ALL Christians – especially those in leadership – know about the eschatalogical impulse behind the Iranians engineering such a conflict in order to bring about the return of Shi’ite Islam’s 12th ‘hidden imam’, followed en-train by Jesus!!
For a fuller grasp of this dangerous doctrine browse through the above tag, starting with my blog of nearly 7 years ago Iranian Leader’s End-Times Declaration.
I never thought I would be writing an article like this, for I had never thought one single event could equate to the second horseman being made ready to make men slay one another. There are reports from Twitter and, at this point, only British tabloids such as the Express, Metro, and Sun, that something […]
Now that Facebook can at last connect this blog’s Fb page with my previously unused personal profile, I’ve been pinning a few of its posts and hubs to its ‘wall’ or timeline by way of an intro’ to my writing upon Biblical and contemporary Christian prophecy.
Doing that reminded me of the difference between ancient and modern prophecy, which after due weighing and testing, provides a means of hearing from God before we arrive at the End-times foretold in scripture. Therefore, I mused upon when and how those two modes of hearing Him will converge in the run-up to the Millennium, when Jesus Christ returns bodily to reign and rule on earth.
AND “Lo and Behold!” within a couple of days I get an email on that subject, as in preparing for things to come, which reads as follows: Continue reading
This summation of the who, what and why of the up-coming Millennium is a valuable reminder of our goal as active Christians. Also, knowledge of the Kingdom as our inheritance is fundamental because our spiritual opponents claim ignorance of that fact dis-empowers believers (see Christian Inheritance & End-times Church for source.)
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
The Kingdom is woven into all the teachings of Christ. He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come”. He taught that our good deeds on earth are seen by our Father in Heaven, and that He will reward us in the resurrection. He taught that His Kingdom is not of this world, and that this world is in darkness. Christ’s moral teaching is so sublime as to be unattainable by the flesh: it is the power of the Spirit, who is given to us as an earnest of the Kingdom, that makes us able to live as Christ did.
In our suffering, the resurrection is our comfort. The Kingdom is what we are striving for: even as we wait…
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Now, dear reader, let’s turn the dials in our imaginary time machine again. Set your watch back yet another 700-odd years – and discover how we can go forward from there!
This takes us to the time ancient Rome was founded and the first Olympic Games got under way in ancient Greece. Also, Assyria was poised to conquer the Middle East and become a mighty regional power.
A Hebrew prophet and student of geopolitics, Isaiah, could see conflict approaching and, sure enough, the northern kingdom of Israel, Samaria, fell to Assyria in 721BC. A couple of decades earlier, Isaiah had a profound vision of the glory of The Holy Lord of Heavenly Hosts within His temple (see 6th chapter of The Book of Isaiah).
Why? In short: I was told to watch – plus a spectacular event made it personal. Yet why do that? To answer this, and other questions, take a quick trip with me back in time.
Like scrolling page to page on pc, tablet or smartphone brings different images to your own virtual or cyber realm, use your mind’s eye to imagine yourself getting into a ‘time machine’. Are you sitting down? Then let’s go for a spin’… Continue reading