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Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump
This is from the blog Richard’s Watch:
This was unplanned. Below, I tell of my reaction to events a week ago today that are indicative of a spiritual ‘Bridge over the Pond’; and in writing now tell about pieces of an ‘invisible jigsaw’ linking our English-speaking nations.:
My usual full blogging day last Thursday got a tad waylaid but I intended writing on the prophetical aspect of our Prime Minister’s visit to meet newly installed President of the United States Donald Trump on Friday 27th January – and she arrived looking like a ‘Redcoat’, as prophesied!
As with most folk, however, I didn’t then know she wasn’t going direct to Washington but to an engagement that day to address the ‘GOP’ conference in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. I got excited in my spirit upon reading the very brief mention in my newspaper, but didn’t know why. But when I started writing I began to comprehend.
I published Fulfilled Prophecies #16 “The Redcoats are coming! The British are Coming!” – We’re here! and, later that day, Tim Shey commented from the far side of the States (and stole a march on me!).:
“I was having some lunch earlier today and I was able to watch some of Prime Minister May’s speech to some Republicans in Philadelphia. I thought it was inspiring. She emphasized the special relationship that the United States and Great Britain have had over the years. I believe that the Lord will strengthen the relationship between Trump and May and the United States and Great Britain.”
I usually take a long weekend family break from blogging. Time online is kept very minimal but before we went out the next day I did something I don’t even do regularly – checked a Facebook page! I dipped into Veronika West’s and knew what she’d posted on Thursday had to be re-blogged. A quick ‘copy and paste’ did the trick and hey presto: visions of the mighty rivers of gold and silver and gold-cum-silver handshake was reproduced.
Tim later remarks on my copy of her post (emphasis added):
“This vision by Veronica West is either confirmation or answered prayer. The day that Prime Minister May came to the United States I was really burning up in the Holy Ghost—the Presence of God was very strong. The next day, the Presence of God wasn’t as strong, so I asked the Lord why it was so strong when Theresa May spoke in Philadelphia. A day later the Lord answered my prayer through Veronica West’s vision.
“Powerful things are going to happen throughout the world because the Lord is bringing the United States and Great Britain closer together.” I remember General George Patton back in World War II got in trouble for talking about the Anglo-American Empire (he probably should have said Anglo-American Alliance). There is definitely an Anglo-American Christian influence in the world.
Tim blogs at The Road, his latest book is Writings From the Road and his Facebook page is the first book’s title, High Plains Drifter: A Hitchhiking Journey Across America.
I replied that I believe Theresa May’s visit is directly related not only on a politico-historical but also on a spiritual level that plugs our nations back together, or as Sharon Stone and other prophets have been saying, realigns us with the Lord’s plans and purposes for us in preparing for His return – it’s nothing to do with the personalities! I’m certainly convinced all those changes were engineered by the Almighty to fulfill His plans – AND the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plans to His servants, the prophets! (Amos 3:7)
A year ago no-one in the public arena would have believed what was to happen in shaking and jolting our nations to bring a complete upheaval across two continents with two totally unexpected, brand new leaders yet prophesied by, for example, Revd John Kilpatrick (see Fulfilled Prophecies #7).
Meeting newly installed President Trump is the politico-historical relationship, whereas going FIRST to Philadelphia by invitation of the Congress and Congressional Institute starts her journey on the much deeper (and higher!) spiritual level of our two nations’ original identity akin to imperial parent and colonial child.
Moreover, considering the possibility of Britain being the western equivalent of the biblical people of Tarshish with her young lions, according to Ezekiel 19:2-3 and 38:13 (as here), then we could chuckle at a UK-US’ family bonding with Mrs May being a ‘lioness’ (mother) and Donald Trump as her lion ‘cub’. If that’s so, then who’s truly in charge??
PM MAY’S’ PHILADELPHIA ADDRESS!
With that in mind let’s consider some points among many that Britain’s Prime Minister May brought to the Republican Party conference, as recorded in the official transcript (as delivered) of her half-hour address.:
“For more than two centuries, the very idea of America, drawn from history and given written form in a small hall not far from here, has lit up the world.
“That idea – that all are created equal and that all are born free – has never been surpassed in the long history of political thought.
“And it is here – on the streets and in the halls of this great city of Philadelphia – that the founding fathers first set it down, that the textbook of freedom was written, and that this great nation that grew “from sea to shining sea” was born.
“Since that day, it has been America’s destiny to bear the leadership of the free world and to carry that heavy responsibility on its shoulders. But my country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, has been proud to share that burden and to walk alongside you at every stage…’ She then gave a brief resume of many areas of British and American collaboration in international affairs.
“ So it is my honour and privilege to stand before you today in this great city of Philadelphia to proclaim them again, to join hands as we pick up that mantle of leadership once more, to renew our Special Relationship and to recommit ourselves to the responsibility of leadership in the modern world.
Change in America
“And it is my honour and privilege to do so at this time, as dawn breaks on a new era of American renewal. For I speak to you not just as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but as a fellow Conservative who believes in the same principles that underpin the agenda of your party. The value of liberty. The dignity of work. The principles of nationhood, family, economic prudence, patriotism – and putting power in the hands of the people.
“Principles instilled in me from a young age. Principles my parents taught me in the vicarage in Southern England in which I was raised….”
Change in Britain
In speaking of the changes in Britain, our new way of working with Europe, international role and a renewed ‘special relationship’, especially relating to security, she said,
“…we have chosen a different future for our country. A future that sees us restore our parliamentary sovereignty and national self-determination, and to become even more global and internationalist in action and in spirit.
“A future that sees us take back control of the things that matter to us – things like our national borders and immigration policy, and the way we decide and interpret our own laws – so that we are able to shape a better, more prosperous future for the working men and women of Britain….
“This is a vision of a future that my country can unite around – and that I hope your country, as our closest friend and ally, can welcome and support…
“It is in our interests – those of Britain and America together – to stand strong together to defend our values, our interests and the very ideas in which we believe.
“This cannot mean a return to the failed policies of the past. The days of Britain and America intervening in sovereign countries in an attempt to remake the world in our own image are over. But nor can we afford to stand idly by when the threat is real and when it is in our own interests to intervene. We must be strong, smart and hard-headed. And we must demonstrate the resolve necessary to stand up for our interests.
“And whether it is the security of Israel in the Middle East or the Baltic states in Eastern Europe, we must always stand up for our friends and allies in democratic countries that find themselves in tough neighbourhoods too…
“It is why I join you in your determination to take on and defeat Daesh and the ideology of Islamist extremism that inspires them and many others terrorist groups in the world today. It is in both our national interests to do so. This will require us to use the intelligence provided by the finest security agencies in the world. And it will require the use of military might.
“But it also demands a wider effort. Because one of the lessons of fighting terrorism in the last 15 years or so is yes, killing terrorists can save innocent lives. But until we kill the idea that drives them, the ideology, we will always have to live with this threat…”
She then referred to the major international issue, to which subsequent behind-the-scenes top-level agreements have now been seen to bear fruit, as in recent posts on Syria and Iran attest (here and here – the latter nation of which I’ve been watching for 30 years),
“Yet ultimately to defeat Daesh, we must employ all of the diplomatic means at our disposal. That means working internationally to secure a political solution in Syria and challenging the alliance between the Syrian regime and its backers in Tehran.
“When it comes to Russia, as so often it is wise to turn to the example of President Reagan who – during his negotiations with his opposite number Mikhail Gorbachev – used to abide by the adage “trust but verify”. With President Putin, my advice is to “engage but beware”…
“We should not jeopardise the freedoms that President Reagan and Mrs Thatcher brought to Eastern Europe by accepting President Putin’s claim that it is now in his sphere of influence. And progress on this issue would also help to secure another of this nation’s priorities – to reduce Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East.
“This is a priority for the UK too as we support our allies in the Gulf States to push back against Iran’s aggressive efforts to build an arc of influence from Tehran through to the Mediterranean.
“The nuclear deal with Iran was controversial…But the agreement must now be very carefully and rigorously policed – and any breaches should be dealt with firmly and immediately.”
Did our Prime Minister read this blog’s paper on Nationhood by Dave Chapman?. She said,
“Yet the most important institution is – and should always be – the nation state. Strong nations form strong institutions. And they form the basis of the international partnerships and co-operation that bring stability to our world.
“Nations, accountable to their populations – deriving as the Declaration of Independence puts it “their just powers from the consent of the governed” – can choose to join international organisations, or not. They can choose to co-operate with others, or not. Choose to trade with others, or not.
“Which is why if the countries of the European Union wish to integrate further, my view is that they should be free to do so. Because that is what they choose.
“But Britain – as a sovereign nation with the same values but a different political and cultural history – has chosen to take a different path because our history and culture is profoundly internationalist…”
In her conclusion Prime Minister May cited famous British and American leaders and once more referred to Philadelphia’s renowned history,
“As we renew the promise of our nations to make them stronger at home – in the words of President Reagan as the “sleeping giant stirs” – so let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out in parchment by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago…”
PROPHETICAL JIGSAW PIECES
1. That reference to “sleeping giant stirs” reminds me of a friend Lynn’s vision in 2001 of seeing a giant arise , which itself echoes the ‘Tommy Hick’s Vision’ of 1961 (End-time Ministries of the Body of Christ):
“When in Cornwall had very strong impression…as if I was positioned at the south-west of Cornwall looking at the land mass of England, Scotland and Wales from the air. In a moment I saw rising up from Scotland first, like the lid of a container with the hinge being at the extreme end of Cornwall, the “Body of Christ”. Impressed that the ‘Body’ is everywhere and there are people ‘hidden’ who are so much part of it. I was then taken aback by the thought that it appeared to be like a sleeping giant rising up powerfully and suddenly. The experience left me with hope and anticipation for what God would do in spite of how things appeared.”
2. A famous event before the American War of Independence has a specific relevance in the prophetic background to this renewed ‘special relationship’. It’s the theme of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride in 1775 warning “The Redcoats are coming!”, that shows up as part of the design across some ‘pieces’.
Let me briefly outline a sequence of personal events on this:
3. In reading the background to a Revival Alliance gathering held in September 2011 in London I learned that Revere’s ride had featured as prophetical inspiration at the gathering’s inception meeting held in November 2010, as shown here:
4. Although unable to attend that gathering I had a strongly related dream that was about the Kingdom of God being set up here in Britain, as retold on its 5th anniversary last year.
5. In Holy Week, April 2012 I came across two prophecies relating to the same theme of a holy horseman. One was written on UK Prophetic Words and the other spoken by pastor John Kilpatrick, as recounted in Get Ready!
6. A couple of month’s earlier, and just after the EU Referendum, worship leader Lydia Marrrow delivered a powerful prophetic word that closed with excited exclamations that, “The Redcoats are coming! The British are coming”. This directly quotes Paul Revere’s cries to colonial citizens during his midnight ride. (Read transcript.)
7. After giving that word Lydia explained her excitement,
“It’s such an honour to be here. In case you’re wondering why I’m so passionate about God pouring His Spirit in the UK, history tells us that the United Kingdom and the United States do not have Awakening apart from one another!” (A Linkage Between Awakening in the UK and the USA)
8. This eighth piece is that of last weekend’s reconnecting of the historical link between our nations after the past 8 years under ungodly rule.
Lastly, as we’ve encountered a midnight reference, could it suggest another jigsaw piece – that of Midnight Words for 2017??
D-Day, 2017: British and American Christianity
English Bible History
Veronica West: A Vision of Britain and the United States
John Milton: Writer and Revolutionary
Hillary Clinton in JAIL
Trump is God’s Anointed
Dreams from the LORD 2007-2010
27 November 2008
Last night I had a dream about Barack Obama. In the dream, I was reading an article in a newspaper. In the article, it said that Barack Obama had taken some United Nations money that was supposed to be used for a certain African nation and used it instead for his own purposes. During the dream, I saw a map of Africa–probably central Africa–and I saw this line drawn from one nation that went north to a neutral nation–maybe this was a highway. I am not sure what “neutral” means. The neutral nation was colored white–the rest of the map of Africa was a dark color–maybe a lighter shade of black. In the lower right-hand corner of the newspaper article were six thumbnail photos of Barack Obama. The photos definitely looked like Barack Obama except for one thing–his skin color was much blacker in the photos than in real life. In the photos, Barack Obama looked more like an African black man than an American black man.
Brian’s Dream about the United States and Africa
This is from the blog Oceans Never Fill:
George Orwell wrote the poignant essay Shooting an Elephant in 1936 and effectively criticized Imperialism and its inevitable destruction of both the oppressed and the oppressor. The tyranny of one party is a destructive force to those whom he rules over by forcefully taking their freedom, and it is a destructive force to the tyrant himself by passively taking his freedom as he fits himself into the expectations of being a despot.
Orwell was called the conscience of his generation. I think, perhaps, if we look carefully at his words we can see that he may speak as a conscience for our generation as well.
Consider his quote,
The people expected it of me and I had got to do it; I could feel their two thousand wills pressing me forward, irresistibly[…] I perceived in this moment that when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys […] He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it. I had got to shoot the elephant. I had committed myself to doing it when I sent for the rifle. A sahib has got to act like a sahib; he has got to appear resolute, to know his own mind and do definite things.
Now, let’s modernize his words, let us see how they may prophetically speak today,
The people expected it of me and I had got to do it; I could feel their millions of wills pressing me forward, irresistibly. I perceived in this moment that when the woman turns tyrant it is her own freedom that she destroys. She wears a mask, and her face grows to fit it. I had to abort my child. I had committed myself to doing it when I read the pregnancy test. A woman has got to act like a woman; she has to appear strong, to know her mind and do definite things.
The Pro-choice narrative purports that it is a woman’s right, her power, her freedom to choose life or death for the baby within her, to choose motherhood after her child has come into being. It is an embodiment of all that Feminism has sought for as it culminates in a woman’s right over motherhood. A woman’s reproductive rights are about allowing her the same borderless freedom afforded a man who can decide not to sire the child he has brought into being, a man can run from an unwanted pregnancy, and through abortion a woman can too. Equality of the sexes it seems, must be achieved through irresponsibility and murder.
But is that the kind of equality we want? Does it really free a man when he runs away from the woman he impregnates and ignores the existence of his flesh and blood? And will women be free if they are given the same opportunity to shirk responsibility? Is that freedom?
If we follow along Orwell’s line of reasoning, the answer is a resounding, no, it is not freedom, it is enslavement to impulse and a loss of humanity. It is an enslavement of the mind where one is so entrenched with the expectations of feminism and the pushing and mob cry for sexuality without consequence that urges a woman to kill the life within her, to make her the mother of death.
Dear sisters, you have been lied to. The narrative surrounding abortion is trying to sell you death, that you will find freedom from whatever desperation may strike if you see those twin pink lines. But the reality of tyranny is, and always has been, destruction. And the action of abortion makes you the despot. You become the tyrant, as though your greatest desires can only be achieved through the death of a child. You will find no freedom there, you will find only pain, and you will strip yourself of your own humanity as you hold your own power over the one who is weaker than you.
Because abortion is about power, the power of the woman over her own body, and ultimately about her power over the child within her. She has the power to end life. She has the power to choose the fate of another person. Abortion makes women tyrants over their own children and it leaves a path of bitter destruction, with seared consciences, broken hearts, and severed hands. But even as abortion asserts empowering a woman to choose her own fate, it simultaneously victimizes her. A woman is weak and a slave to her impulses, she is a victim of biology and unplanned circumstances, and so she can only be powerful if she takes control and undoes biology, a woman must murder to have power.
But power isn’t the same thing as strength. Power abuses, and asserts self over others. Power manipulates. But strength? Strength is courage in the face of the unknown or unplanned, strength is choosing justice regardless of personal outcome, strength is having integrity regardless of circumstance. Despots wield power and destroy. But people of strength are freed by conviction of moral obligation to justice.
The Pro-Choice narrative speaks nothing of strength and has instead echoed the ethic of Svidrigaylov–the pitiful nihilist of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment who excuses his immoral behavior and apathy toward suffering because of his own victimization at the hands of fate –“am I a monster or am I myself the victim? What if I am the victim?” Somehow, we have deflected the responsibility away from ourselves like Svidrigaylov, claiming our own victimization as we assert our power over the fate of another. We women are supposedly strong, intelligent, and equally human, but we have made our crimes into the necessary result of our victimization, as though we have no strength to face the unplanned with justice from our own hands. As though we are the ons being oppressed as we pay to have someone rip the child from our womb piecemeal. The Pro-Choice ethic subtly suggests that we are too weak to have moral obligation and incapable of the strength to pursue justice.
But sisters, if we choose to be victims who must rescue ourselves through despotic power over another, we are monsters.
But we don’t have to be.
There is one who came to rescue the oppressed, and he also came to rescue the tyrants. Jesus deals a deathblow to power, he tells us not to pursue it, but instead to embrace the weak, and to find strength in him. Unplanned pregnancies are terrifying, but, they don’t have to create tyranny within us. We can choose instead to find strength in the one who promises rest despite circumstances, who pleads that we pursue justice, who demands that we defend the weak, and who died to make it possible.
The Pro-Choice narrative is tyranny, and tyranny is enslavement, but Jesus offers us freedom. Orwell (whether fictionally or not) saw no escape from shooting the elephant without being made a fool, he was trapped by his own pride and fear and violated his own conscience, he was a slave to the impulses of the crowd and his own pride and power. Jesus came and confirmed that alone, we are indeed fools who are nothing but slaves to the very impulses that harm us, but he offers us a nail-pierced hand as a means of escape, he offers us a way that leads to life and strength, instead of the inevitable death that comes with pride and power.
Jacksonites, Yours is a Bloody City
Flip Benham at a City Council Meeting
This is from the blog Richard’s Watch:
Are subtle changes in the British and American political scene afoot, and is there a spiritual link between them?
Could a positive trend relating to revival come from the ‘mother’ nation to its ‘adult child’? A trend that includes a rebellious, corrective ‘fight-back’ from Christians!
Reading a few remarks on the US mid-term election results, comments upon our fuel prices and on the Labour party leader’s about-face, a provocative notion popped into mind. Just like one of my loaves it began to rise, and my premise is submitted for what it may be worth. Now it’s out of the ‘oven’ and not half-baked, I’d value your tasting and opinion, so kindly bear with me.
Let’s bite and chew upon these facts as they emerged over weekend 7-9th November:
1. Rick Joyner’s prophetic bulletin arrived whilst I was drafting POTUS’ party pummelled and, although I’d only skimmed it, his careful consideration of the results was evident. He’s of the opinion the GOP now has a mandate from the people – but not necessarily so, because turn-out was low with Democrat supporters staying away in droves. One could, however, argue they couldn’t care less, or that their own president’s policies are so chronic his voters are against him. Moreover, the mandate comes from many who are sufficiently concerned about state of the Union to express this by their vote.
Rick suggests two main questions need answering very quickly with the new Congress:
- Will Republican leaders lead with the resolution needed to fulfill their mandate?
- Will President Obama now work with Congress to make the mandated changes or will he become an obstructionist President? (Do leopards change spots? RB)
He refers to Bill Clinton’s wise course of action after a mid-term rebuke as shown in his working with Republicans and their ‘Contract with America’. Incumbent Obama has the same choice but, “If he doesn’t get the message and act accordingly, it will get very ugly, and impeachment will not be off the table for the abundance of crimes committed by his Administration”. (Now where did I blog about that? – ah yes, on 4th June 2013.)
Rick comments upon voters’ main concerns as revealed in exit polls and I noted nearly half (45%) saw the American economy as an issue. In recommending how GOP should proceed, he refers to Joshua’s defeat at the battle of Ai and how he learned to prevail and concludes:
To effectively deal with the threats to our existence that are still gathering against us, it is imperative that we throw off the extreme devotion to political correctness that has blinded us from seeing or confronting some of the biggest threats…
After elections that seemed to go in our favor, Christians and conservatives have often relaxed. Some would just go back to sleep. If that happens now, it can prove fatal…
“This election was a great victory, but it is just the beginning of getting America back on course. This is no time to let up, and this is no time to become arrogant.
[FYI: Rick Joyner is a founder of ‘a grassroots movement to unite, mobilize, equip, and activate Christians to be the salt and light they are called to be by engaging in the great issues of our time from a sound biblical worldview’ known as The Oak Initiative. Its rise was rapid across all 50 states and over 50 nations worldwide, as well as attracting over 300 Christian leaders.]
2. Friday’s Eye View From The White House from William Koenig connected right into Rick’s remarks about Clinton. He opens from his personal, frontline coverage with header; Defiant Obama Completely Misses the Point of His Political Party’s Shellacking (transl: ‘thrashing’)
I was at President Obama’s White House press conference Wednesday afternoon. As I listened to him explain what happened in the 2014 mid-term election, I thought, “Does he really not understand that this election was a shellacking about him and his failed agenda? Is he that far removed from reality or in total denial?” This was one of the largest political defeats in modern election history at all levels of government, both national and state.
But Obama refuses to take responsibility despite the fact that his political party did not invite him to do any national or local political campaigning, which he said he loves to do…
As Obama’s yet to learn from the 2010 fiasco, as in this from BBC on ‘shellacking’, the chances of his now changing attitude seem negligible!
Bill’s review continues with quotations from leading left- and right-wing journalists who hammer Obama’s denial and defiance of sweeping GOP gains in the Senate, House and governorships. He also quotes National Review’s article on the Democrats in States Legislature sinking to levels only known prior to the Great Depression!!
3. The most surprising element of Bill Koenig’s ‘Eye View’ is on Christians’ decisive role in the Democrats’ demise! Political involvement by churches in the US is regarded by Brits as an American peculiarity, probably because of our centuries of politico-religious conflicts and state-established Anglican church presided over by the monarch. Yet we need to be aware and appreciate what’s happened…
The Faith & Foundation Coalition report upon a post-election survey showing, ‘Self-Identified Conservative Christians Comprised Record Share of the Electorate, Backed GOP Candidates by 8 to 1 Margin’. Bill quotes FFC founder Ralph Reed,
Their share of the electorate exceeded that of the African-American vote, Hispanic vote, and union vote combined. Religious conservative voters and the issues they care about are here to stay. They will be equally vital in 2016. Politicians of both parties ignore this constituency at their peril.
It’s instructive to note the Christian share of the vote was almost 1 in 3 and that those who identified themselves as believers voted as follows:
- conservative – 82%:12% GOP:Dem (approx 52.4% GOP vote-share)
- evangelical – 82%:18% GOP:Dem (constitute 23% electorate)
- Catholic – 70%:30% GOP:Dem (constitute 9% electorate)
4. On Saturday I read about the reasons UK motorists are being ripped off and this cast doubt on claims about the state of the US economy being a major factor in the election results.
In his Business Comment, Allister Heath explains horrendous tax rates are the real reason why petrol is still so expensive and that international oil prices are directly connected to the petro-dollar. This is only one reason why falling prices are not quickly reflected in pump prices. A drop in price can be cancelled out by weak value of sterling against US dollar, as is happening today. “The value of the pound has slumped to a 14-month low against the dollar, partly as a result of strong employment figures from the US.”
Costs at the pump are hiked up by fuel duty and value-added tax totalling 63.4% of retail price. [At 1.60 £/$, petrol at just under £1.25/litre = $2.00. So 1 gallon here costs £5.68 = $9.10 : that is, $7.60/gallon (US).]
So, I thought this commentator’s remark ran contrary to US exit-poll reasons. Of course what really counts is voters’ personal perception and experience of economic realities. It is another thing for economists to look at leading indicators showing the US economy is now strengthening (eg. Guardian’s Trevor Williams, Calm down financial markets; the message on UK and US growth is good).
5. Then in the same paper I espied an op-ed’s strap-line ‘Sooner or later a line has to be drawn – and anti-Semitism is surely a good place to start’. Dan Hodges’ Politics has become detached from morality opens on Tory strategists’ ideas to counter UKIP’s poaching conservative voters. Apparently, UKIP Leader Farage did a deal with a notorious extremist leader of a far-right Polish party who admires Hitler and denies his involvement in the Holocaust. But the author changes tack, as follows…
After the week’s reports of challenges to Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour party, it is noteworthy that Dan writes, “This week a voice was raised against anti-Semitism. It was that of Ed Milibrand…on his Facebook page (he said) ‘We need a zero-tolerance approach to anti-Semitism in the UK and reaffirm our revulsion to it in all its forms’…”
Not so laudable as it seems, because its belies his 3-line whip preventing Labour MPs’ free vote in the motion favouring a Palestinian state (see MPs ignore Koranic scholar’s warning). Miliband’s ardent support for Palestinian goals seems mutually exclusive to any concerns over anti-Semitism and, by inference over anti-Israel sentiment.
Dan exposes the hypocrisy of Milband’s insistence upon a ‘zero-approach’:
A clear and principled statement. Except, it wasn’t a clear and principled statement, but a statement born of political calculation.
A week earlier, Miliband had received a high-profile rebuke from Labour supporter Maureen Lipman. “Just when the anti-Semitism in France, Denmark, Norway, Hungary is mounting savagely, just when our cemeteries and synagogues and shops are once again under threat”, she wrote in Standpoint magazine, “in steps Mr Miliband to demand that the government recognise the state of Palestine”.
Lipman’s comments, in particular her concern about the Labour leader’s silence over anti-Semitic attacks, were quickly echoed by other senior members of the Jewish community.
So 24 hours later that silence was suddenly broken. Reporters at the Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News were phoned with quotes condemning a recent attack on Luciana Berger, the Jewish Labour MP. And a couple of days later, Miliband’s Facebook article appeared.
H O L D O N – wot woz zat?
Suddenly, I sense an invisible jigsaw again taking shape…
A corrective trend?
I’d closed my previous post by quoting Apostle Paul on the futility of our mocking God’s ways and precepts, as in the earliest document of the New Testament. Also, I related it to the acceleration in applying that law as recently taught by Neville Johnson.
So now I’m suddenly struck, not by the Labour’s leader’s expedient about-turn, but by the fact of his leadership being challenged that week – see How Labour rebels turned on their leader. This isn’t at all surprising as a consequence of the party’s deep decline in Scotland.
But there may be another dimension to all this…a provocative notion springs to mind: I’m struck by the possibility he may be reaping what he’s sown against Israel.
Now, where did I note a similar party political upheaval before? Answer: Alex Salmond and his failed personal ambition to persuade Scotland to vote for leaving the UK! As a result, he stood down from leadership of the Scottish Nationalist Party.
Moreover, in blogging on Salmond’s possible Islamist stance, I noted he’s vociferously anti-Israel. Perhaps the Lord ensured he reaped his reward for what he’d sown against His people? And perhaps the most appropriate time was an election/referendum?
After the ground was shaken from under the Scottish First Minister, the notion popped into mind that this may the reason it’s starting to shake under Ed Miliband’s feet too?
And it’s happened in the very same week for POTUS and the Democrats! Obama mocked the Lord God throughout his tenure, has been against Israel and displays personal animosity towards its Prime Minister (click image to read why). As the renowned investigative journalist Daniel Greenfield now blogs at ‘Sultan Knish’, The Democratic Party’s Civil War is Here.
Also, lest we forget, two Christian leaders prophesied about Benjamin Netanyahu being elected into office for more than a single term, one as far back as 1980 (as told here). Therefore, he is the Lord’s man for this time in Israel’s history.
- the above political leaders have made declarations and decisions in varying measure inimical to the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and have then come a cropper. It’s quite possible the Lord is now taking them to task for that.
That this Galatians 6:7-8 action has started in the UK before the USA, where the sowing of defective seed has been extensive, may be related to the fulfilment of prophecies for the British Isles and what the Lord is already doing here.
That is, it’s necessary to correct UK’s ungodly situation first – or because the spiritual atmosphere is opening – in order for the harvest to ripen as people awaken to the Lord.
Whereas in the States, an enormous spiritual schism had opened up across the nation (as seen by Chuck Pierce in 2008) which will need extensive repair with repentance, or face an increase of the judgement that’s already come upon it. Comparatively, the USA may therefore be further down the line for revival than the UK yet be blessed by what he Lord will do here.
Hence, the mid-term elections and the possible consequential actions could be a vital corrective action for the sake of America’s spiritual well-being. Perhaps that trend has already started here in the UK and will come to affect the USA too?
That concept was voiced in March by Charles Shamp about the British Isles,
“Whether we are discussing the First and Second Great Awakenings…God has always seemed to release the fresh movement of the Holy Spirit on these Islands that has gone on to affect the entire earth.
“My love for Church history and the moves of the Spirit caused me to recognize that what took place within these nations directly affected America and the move of the Spirit in my nation.
“Although we are an ocean away, we are connected in the realm of the Spirit, and as the song of Heaven would arise over the UK, it would carry all the way to the shores of America and revival would begin to come forth in these United States….” (read full word here)
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Dreams from the LORD 2011-2015
16 February 2015
Last night I had a dream where I was in this house. (Whenever I have a dream, it is usually in the early morning hours.) In the house, I was with a friend and Mitt Romney. My friend asked me if I could make a few phone calls to help elect Mitt Romney for President of the United States. Mitt Romney was sitting at a table looking at some papers and making phone calls.
I told my friend that I didn’t know too many people and that, since I am very prophetic, I didn’t have too many friends. I think I tried to make one phone call.
Today is Presidents Day (interesting detail).
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Dream: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
Dreams from the LORD 2011-2014
5 July 2014
Last night I had a dream where I was in this building—it looked like a repair shop for heavy equipment. Then President George W. Bush drove up in a pickup and walked into the building. We spoke for a while.
Then I said something like, “President Reagan and President Romney have also been here. This must be the most powerful slab of concrete on the planet (the floor of the building was made of concrete).”
President Bush smiled and laughed and then drove off in his pickup.
The next scene to the dream: I saw President Reagan lying in a bed. He was dying. President Reagan said a few things, but I couldn’t understand him. It looked like his body was still alive, but his mind was gone.
Harry Truman, Hoboes and the Santa Fe Railroad
Mitt Romney, President of the United States