Posts Tagged ‘judgement’

Democracy Under Judgement

September 30, 2015

Presenting British Values document to the Prime Minister’s office January 2015

Early in this past ‘500 day journey’ (during 2014)I believe that I heard the Holy Spirit warning that the very process of democracy would come under His judgement in the United Kingdom and United States from  the UK general election in 2015 to the USA general election in 2016. I believe we are watching this happen.

I believe that this is a direct consequence of the way we have abused the God given freedom to choose our leaders and to collectively choose the policies of our nation. This is not simply judgement on the leaders, but we have ALL participated in selfish choices and voted with self interest. Many people have maintained loyalty to a party rather than challenge the status quo.

I believe that God finds it particularly obnoxious when Christians who are part of a different Kingdom are loyal to political parties rather than primarily advocating the perspectives of the Kingdom of God.

The political systems of human ways are limited and partial.

The excesses of capitalism when unrestrained by conscience or fear of God are destructive, greedy and create unacceptable inequality. This is part of what will be judged in the coming economic collapse.  The foolishness of socialism rooted in Marxism and secular humanism is also coming to the end of its tracks. The elevation of the state to godhead in the socialist model is also destructive and disconnects people from our own social responsibility. In this the socialist path is coming under judgement from Heaven.

I believe that the diminishing respect for politicians in the UK and USA is a direct consequence of the path we have chosen. One of God’s chosen routes to bring judgement is to give people over to their choices so that the consequences become obvious. This is always ultimately redemptive more than punitive.

I think we are seeing the judgement of God on our systems in our democracies in the UK and USA in the delusionary rise of Jeremy Corbyn and Donald Trump. Both these politicians are rising on a wave of dissatisfaction within a narrow sector of their countries. It is an illusion of something new, but is really is a reflection of how broken the system is. It is time to declare that the emperor has got no clothes!

Meanwhile, the electorates in the UK and USA are more concerned with celebrities, entertainment and sport than the principles of good government. So we either don’t vote or we vote for the party that seems to most protect our short term comfort.

After the coming crisis we will have to rediscover the principle and convictions that shaped our nations or succumb to an even greater evil than we have now.

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.


October 30, 2012

I have had numerous comments about the topic of judgement. I believe this is a vital area in which clarity is needed. For this reason I am editing and re-posting some comments I made previously:

In brief:

  1. I  mean ‘judgement to be when the government of God is manifested to correct or restore situations, or to halt evil.
  2. The Bible is clear that God judges individuals, families, communities, organisations and nations
  3. He often is ‘slow’ to act in judgement
  4. The most alarming aspect of God’s judgement is that he hands us over to our choices

I am meaning judgement to be when the government of God is manifested, and when God intervenes to implement His will, it is judgement. I am thinking of God’s judgement which implements justice and corrects. Often people think in only terms of ‘punishment’ – but God’s grace always seeks redemption. Human acts of ‘judgement’ are often destructive or vindictive, but God’s judgement is corrective, health bringing and restoring. I think there is strong Biblical teaching on God’s judgement – through, and post The Cross of Jesus.

A few examples relating to this time – after the cross:
Personally – 1 Cor 11 – ‘individuals eating and drinking judgement on themselves.’
Publicly – Acts 5, Annanias and Sapphira lying in the presence of the Holy Spirit;
In choices and behaviour, Galatians 6.7 – ‘reaping destruction’ as a result of choices;
Globally – 2 Peter 3.9 – the coming judgement.
Romans 13.2 seems to be very specific about ‘rebellious people bringing judgement on themselves.’

All these examples seem to be prophetic warnings relating to judgement relating to behaviour in the present time.

The cross offers an escape from the wrath of God, and the judgement for sin. We have an obligation to warn of the consequences of sin. The consequences are temporal and eternal, visible and invisible. Our actions as individuals, communities, nation and church have consequences. I am convinced that the Lord of all is alive and active, blessing and judging, because His justice is perfect.

I wish the whole church would start to really interrogate this issue. As I explore the matter I find my own gaps, insecurities and shortcomings.

Early in the life of the Church (after the cross!) God acted extremely swiftly to stop what happened with Ananias and Sapphira, and yet today the Church is riddled with half truths and compromised living, and yet it could be argued that nothing seems to be happening. I feel that much of the answer is actually the message I have prophesied: God is starting to take action in a new way and the prophecy is a warning (  ). Another scripture – ‘judgement begins at the household of God.’ We, the Church are obligated to assess our own compromise, half-truths and self indulgence, before we warn the nation that our national turning of backs on Christian principles will have consequences. The challenge to the church is extremely grave. The division and lack of humility of the Church is awful. The lack of being ‘the hands and feet of Jesus’, and mouth, of Jesus, is a serious issue.

God DOES give words and insight. To the extent that police officers have in the past approached believers for help – leading to serious trauma being averted in past cases. Of course, this does not get publicity for obvious reasons. The fact that large parts of the Church are more focused on a having ‘a great meeting’ on Sunday rather than stopping and listening to God might be one reason that he is not being heard. We are his hands and feet (and mouth). He is waiting for obedience, but the Bible is also clear that his patience will reach a limit. Sometimes we don’t hear Him because we have already decided what we will be willing to hear. The prophecy I have publicised is primarily calling for a return to listening, to obedience and it is a timely warning that God will be acting. How soon? I don’t know. I have been carrying this burden for 25 years, but I am starting to see the things that God showed me in the spirit in the 1980′s. What I am convinced about is that He has compelled me to speak out with the part that I have – with a strong measure of urgency. The whole answer will come through the whole Church.

The most alarming aspect of judgement is that God gives us up to our own choices. The inward looking indulgence of the western church will bring about its own implosion. The self serving addiction to credit and consumerism will become it’s own judgement. For a full generation, the British have voted primarily for the government that seems to offer the best standard of living. Our abuse of democracy is itself already becoming a self imposed judgement. Democracy is almost dead in Great Britain and no-one noticed. The anti-God pursuit of secularism which the UK has almost entirely converted to, is itself the time-bomb which will demolish religious emptiness, and expose our desperate need for the God of the Bible in public life and social fabric. The law of reaping and sowing has not been repealed.

Lord David Alton, within a stunningly clear presentation of the national need for Jesus, at one point quoted Martin Luther-King:

“Our lives will end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

History gives us many warnings. One is this: in the 1930′s the early days of the rise of Nazism was typified by introductions of anti-god initiatives such as euthanasia, abortion for convenience, and sidelining of Christian authentic thinking in public life. When the Church remained silent, Hitler took great encouragement to believe that he would not face much opposition if he went further. Embarrassed by their silence prior to that point, the Church at large continued to remain silent. The destruction of millions of Jews, travelling people, disabled people and homosexuals was the consequence. A silent church will ultimately take great responsibility for national events. This is our current situation with a few exceptions.

From what I hear from the Holy Spirit, we have weeks to consider this, not years. It seems the tsunamic of judgement is already apparent in our national life, national institutions and communities.

Four Years

September 30, 2012

Yesterday, with the National Day of Prayer at Wembley Stadium, was the Saturday ending the week which ends the four years since God gave me the word about 4 years of preparation:

In March 2008 the Holy Spirit had been speaking to a group of us about a serious economic collapse which would manifest itself from September 2008. Everyone remembers the economic ‘melt-down’ which has come to be labelled the ‘credit crunch’ and the ‘banking crisis’. During the most dramatic moments of that storm I prayed about all that God was showing us that we were to do. One of my questions was a request that the Lord would show us some of his strategy for the coming years. It was in response to that question that I believe the Lord showed me a four year period of preparation – in business and in public life, after which there will come a new season of unprecedented shaking across the world. I believe that the 4 year period is now coming to a close and God is seeking our attention in readiness for the most serious shaking of our nations. This may be the most substantial shaking since the second world war, and certainly as far reaching.

Very recently, a number of my closest praying friends have experienced dreams and visions of dramatic physical shaking and flooding in the UK. The message which has accompanied these revelations has been in almost every case, ‘seek God’, ‘Come up to higher ground with God’ or ‘Listen to Me.’ It seems clear that God is wanting to get the attention of His people, and that He intends to demonstrate his presence and leading through a time of tremendous shaking and turmoil in the world.

We believe that God has been preparing us for a very serious economic storm for which the only preparation is to be close to Him and to be well practised in listening to Him.

Those who say that there is no God are cutting themselves off from His protection and provision. Those Christians who say that there is no judgement will find that their theology will fail them. Those who teach that ‘anything goes’ will discover that without a foundation, the building is collapsing. In the shaking, God seeks to draw people to the truth, to train the Body of Jesus to listen, and to show His glory through people of genuine faith.

A New Tsunami

September 28, 2012

A few weeks ago I had a dream of a tremendous tsunami wave going through England. In the dream I was in a room on the second floor, half-way up a mountain in the Lake District. The huge wave roared up the valley and those I was with were afraid that the building where we were would be swept away, but I exhorted them to not be afraid. The water did indeed flow right up to our feet but the building remained firm. I did not know how to interpret this dream immediately, but two days later I was part of a group who met in silence to listen to what God would say about the current state of our nation. During the silence I was drawn to meditate on Psalm 46 – which climaxes with the well known phrase, “be still and know that I am God…”

As I read verse 2 and 3 the dream came vividly back to me:

“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart if the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging”

I believe that I heard the Holy Spirit whisper, “There is storm coming which you cannot avert, but if you listen to me, I will help you to navigate.”

I read on to verse 4:

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells..”

This contrasts so powerfully, as an image of peace, security and eternal safety. It speaks of hope through the Church, Jerusalem and the uncompromising purposes of the Living God.

Verse 6 speaks right into our current world situation:

“Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
He lifts his voice, the earth melts.”

God is Sovereign. There is global turmoil and God is certainly active in the world. At the moment that His voice is heard, his intervention is dramatic.

I believe that I heard the Holy Spirit warning that He his about to take action to shake this nation and the world, and to awaken the world to His purposes. There is a rude awakening coming for our nation which has turned our collective back on Him, His word and His plan for the nations.

The climactic verse 10 is personal and global:

“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth”

This is a personal encouragement to those who quietly submit to the Living God and make Jesus Lord. It is also a warning to the nations and people everywhere who seek to oppose Him.

Finally, verse 11 offers a refrain of verse 7, and in doing so, gives us a key truth to understanding our time and God’s strategy in the nations:

“The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

The reference to the ‘God of Jacob’ is a pointer to the crucial role that Israel and the Jewish people have in God’s plan for the nations. The God of Jacob is personally our fortress in the imminent tsunami. In our personal lives, businesses, cities and national leadership we need to acknowledge quite clearly that it is verse 1 of the psalm where our priority should be:

“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.”

God is calling us to turn back to Him.