Posts Tagged ‘Euro-crisis’

500 days

September 29, 2015

499 days ago I believe God spoke to me about tomorrow (30 September 2015). I believe that God was talking to me in terms of a coming crisis.

I was in a meeting in which we were discussing the challenges facing the United Kingdom and the nations and some of the consequences of the choices we have made in this generation, and I believe that I heard God say “500 days” to me. Over the past 499 days (more than 16 months) I have prayed and considered what God was pointing to. I believe He has highlighted for me two things in particular about 30th September 2015:

Firstly I believe God has been speaking to me about his countdown and directing me to think in terms of the urgency of the state of our nation and the global situation in terms of days rather than months or years. It is a matter of life and death.

Secondly I believe that God is warning us of a coming crisis in this nation and globally. I don’t know if this related to a specific event on 30th September 2015 or if this date will be a turning point in the history of our nation. Such a turning point might be apparent in time to come when we look back.

As an aside I should say that at the time that God spoke the words “500 days” to me I was either unaware of the Blood Moons that many have talked about – or if I’d heard I was pretty sceptical of attaching importance to the dates of a particular lunar eclipse.

I believe that God is warning us of a tremendous increased shaking (Hebrews 12) which will take place in human affairs as a direct consequence of doing things which are contrary to His direction, and a shaking in the earth, outside of human control, which is the hand of God shaking rebellious nations. The purpose of the shaking is to stop humanity on the road of foolishness and take our eyes off materialism, secular humanism and the deception of evil beliefs. God is loving and for the sake of our eternal wellbeing will shake us in this life to interrupt our path toward even more destruction.

We are already in the place of a perfect storm which is about to break: The global debt position is like a rotten wood beam holding up a building. It is utterly rotten and barely able to take the load, and will suddenly give way without warning; The pursuit of secularism in the developed nations, and now also in many developing nations, is promoting a spiritual death and hopelessness which is a form of national suicide; trust is evaporating; families are fragmenting, and the glue which holds communities together is decayed. All this leaves the United Kingdom (and many others) in a highly fragile state. All this can be traced back to an abandonment of authentic Christian values and deliberate removal of God honouring principles in government and society.

The shaking which will escalate from now is the hand of God. He wants our attention and He wants our repentance. Repentance means turning from our chosen path of humanly constructed wisdom to His ways. Righteousness primarily means ‘right relationships’. Right relationship with God and right relationships with each other. Unrighteousness brings a people down – nationally, locally and in the home. Some things work and some things don’t. God’s ways work. Opposing God does not.

The consequences of our actions in this nation and globally are about to become even more obvious.

Over the next few days I will publish some of what I believe God has been speaking to me about in these 16 months.

W.W.St.P.D? (What Would St Paul Do?)

November 29, 2011

I asked one the campaigners outside St Pauls in London what was motivating him to be there through the cold nights and challenge of it all. He put his head into my shoulder and began to weep. As he sobbed, he said “For my children. I want something better for their future.” He explained that he has suspended his sole trader business to be part of all this.

I have no idea whether camping out in the cold for weeks will help that cause, but something is happening. This is more than the usual suspects of anarchists and anti-capitalists stirring the pot outside of a G8 meeting.

There certainly is a range of motives for camping outside the ancient cathedral. The drunks and mentally ill are inevitably drawn to the activity and well meaning gifts of the curious passers-by. One businessman who is running his on-line marketing business is doing a full day’s work from a tent and I couldn’t help wondering where he is getting his laptop battery charged. Some of the campaigners clearly have a spiritual mission to fulfill. In an age when we are compelled to appreciate diversity, the steps of St Pauls is really the open university.

What struck me most in talking to people was the eagerness for friendship as we stopped to talk, and the sadness and loneliness of the protesters. They seem to be expressing a human gut instinct that something is wrong with the world, but they lack a singular vision for what needs to happen.

The campaigner who sobbed on my shoulder clearly loves his children. The campers showed that they want to be loved, and in a profit driven world, it seems they are collectively re-stating Lennon and McCartney’s discovery: “You can’t buy me love.”