Recently a group of Australian indigenous and non-indigenous leaders met with the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the Office of the President of Israel. The purpose was to declare their support to the State of Israel and to show that support by giving some personal gifts and a scroll that was signed by a number of aboriginal elders, land owners and individual people who love the Jewish people.
There is an ancient scripture that was given to Abraham by God that says “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt” Genesis 12:3.
We believe God has chosen to bless the world through the Jewish people and through all those who love and follow the commandments.
Does the recent US Solar Eclipse have an important significance?
You be the judge.
The eclipse will produce a 67-mile-wide path across America; 1967 was the year Israel regained Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. The property lines are often called the pre-67 lines in peace talks.
The maximum level of eclipse coverage will be over Washington, DC at 2:42 PM (about 81 percent). UN Resolution 242 calls for Israel to give up land for an Arab state that is Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. The resolution is the foundation for the peace talks.
The suns will set in Jerusalem at the time the eclipse’s shadow of totality arrives in Oregon on August 21.
The exact surface temperature of the sun is 5778 Kelvin – the Jewish Calendar is currently in the year 5777 and ends in 1 month on Rosh Hashana on sunset 20th Sept 2017, and it becomes 5778.
The eclipse line divides the land of the US; the Israeli-Palestinian peace process calls for the land of Israel to be divided
The paths of the August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024 total solar eclipses create a huge X, with a phase of totality of 9000 square miles the size of New Jersey. Israel is often said to be the size of New Jersey.
In 1914 0n 21st August a Total Solar eclipse travelled across Europe, only 23 days earlier the First World War began in Europe.
Acts 2:19 “I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below”
Do these facts have any significance – you be the judge!
Re-Digging the Wells of Revival: Dutch Sheets’ Visits to Cane Ridge and Wales
Scripture makes it clear that the Lord accomplishes His purposes on the earth not through one man or movement, but through the labors and legacy of many across multiple generations (Heb. 11:39-12:2). Working through a divine timeline that extends beyond a single lifetime, the Lord desires that we honor and build upon the foundations laid by those who have gone before us.
In Genesis 26, we are told that when Isaac dug water wells, he didn’t get to start with his own. Isaac recognized his hereditary right and responsibility to re-dig and restore the ancient wells of his father Abraham, which the Philistines stopped up after he died.
It was after re-digging his father’s wells that that the Lord appeared to Isaac and pronounced over him the same blessing previously spoken over Abraham. Not long after that, the Lord allowed Isaac’s servants to unearth his very own well.
I have spent more than a decade of my life teaching about the synergy of the ages; exhorting believers that in order for us to move forward in fulfilling God’s purposes for our generation, we must reach back to remember, honor and add to what He has done through previous generations. Through a recent sequence of events, however, the Lord once again invited me to tap into some historic wells of revival in order to release a fresh river of His glory to flow into our generation.
A few months ago, I was invited to minister at a small log cabin-style church in Kentucky, which happens to be the site of the historic Cane Ridge Revival of the late 1800s. During that powerful move of the Holy Spirit, tens of thousands of people came by wagon to the hillsides of Kentucky, hungry to hear the preaching of the Word and bask in the glory of God for days at a time. At these camp meetings, it was common to see dozens of ministers preaching simultaneously across the countryside, while multitudes were strewn along the ground, being moved upon by the extremely weighty presence of God. This revival swept through the southern states and beyond, helping to birth the Second Great Awakening! I found it most interesting that the Lord set up my itinerary in such a way that from Cane Ridge, He sent me to Wales—another extremely significant site of revival history!
Moving From Well to Well
The nation of Wales is the place where revivalist Evan Roberts was baptized in the fire of God and commissioned by the Lord as a leader in the world-reaching Welsh Revival of the early 1900s. So many people were radically saved in that spiritual outpouring, that the nation of Wales experienced societal transformation. Judges had no cases to try, and law enforcement officials had no crime to deal with, so they formed traveling evangelistic singing groups!
The presence of God was so strong among the common people that pubs closed down, sporting events were cancelled, thousands of depressed and drunken miners came to Jesus, and hundreds left everything behind to give their lives on the foreign mission field. It is believed that since the 1900s, there has never been a revival in world history that cannot trace its roots back to the nation-shaking Welsh Revival.
Wales was also home to Rees Howells, another significant contributor to revival history. His life of intercession, chronicled in the biography, Rees Howells Intercessor, has greatly influenced many people and movements of prayer, myself included. After being powerfully swept into the Welsh Revival, this former miner-turned-missionary devoted the rest of his life to serving the purposes of God for his generation—in the place of prayer.
In 1924 Howells founded The Bible College of Wales to train others in what the Lord had taught him. That place soon became a house of prayer for all nations, with students and staff joining Howells in fighting world battles on their knees. What transpired on that small campus unquestionably affected the course of world history, and has left a legacy of prayer that the Lord is inviting us to lay hold of today.
Fighting the Battles of the Kingdom
Howells’ intercessors prayed all through World War II, engaging in the spiritual warfare necessary to take down the demonic powers encroaching upon the governments of nations through the dictatorial leadership of men like Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. They also prayed fervently through the 1948 U.N.-mandated vote on Israel’s status as a nation. Even after Howells’ passing, their ardent intercession continued under the leadership of his son, Samuel. They prayed through the Cuban missile crises, the Cold War between the U.S. and the USSR, and also helped pray in the signs and wonders movement of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
Their story could be likened to Moses’ hilltop intercession affecting Joshua’s frontline battle. Scripture states that as long as Moses held up the staff of God in his hand, Joshua and Israel prevailed, but when Moses let his hands down, the enemy prevailed. Through this prophetic act of intercession—lifting up the rod, which represented the authority and power of God—the Lord faithfully responded by releasing victory on the battlefield (Ex. 17:8-16.) Likewise, Howells and his intercessors continually “held up” spiritual authority in the heavenly realms while soldiers experienced miraculous breakthroughs, enabling them to execute victory on the battlefield.
During WWII in particular, God would give Howells prophetic insight concerning what was going to happen next and where they needed to strategically focus their intercession. After class each day, these devoted intercessors would contend in travailing prayer for hours and hours on end, sometimes praying through the night. They were determined to match in the spirit realm, the level of intensity and self-sacrifice experienced by heads of nations and soldiers on the frontlines of battle.
Impassioned about fulfilling their godly calling, Howells said, “If I am not called up to fight, and I know another way to help them and I don’t do it, I ought to be killed instead of them. They are facing death … for you and me. If they suffer more than we suffer for them, it will be our lifelong shame.” Howells and his students gave their lives to fighting the battles spiritually as if they were called to the frontlines of the war. With each new assignment, these hidden intercessors prevailed in their prayers, and the world marveled and breathed heavy sighs of relief at such dramatic turnarounds.
Re-Digging a Well
Despite the rich revival history at The Bible College of Wales, this spiritual well had fallen into disrepair. After the death of Howells’ son, Samuel, the directors of the school found it too costly to maintain the campus and keep the school running. For decades, the property went further into decay and was about to be sold to a developer for housing.
The Lord, however, had other plans and saw to it that this spiritual well was preserved and unstopped. He moved upon the heart of a pastor from Singapore, who not only caught God’s vision for restoring that place but also was willing to pay the price to make it happen. This pastor raised $10 million to purchase and restore the historic Bible College of Wales so that people from around the world could drink from this well of revival once again!
As a student of revival history, a teacher on intercession, and one called to awaken this nation to the purposes of God through prayer, it has always been a great desire of my heart to visit Wales and drink from its spiritual wells. Right after my time of ministry at Cane Ridge, I had the great honor of not only visiting the Bible College of Wales, but also serving as a key participant in the rededication ceremony for this historic well of revival.
During our stay at the Bible College, Ceci and I were assigned to the room of Rees’ son, Samuel Howells. This room sits directly above the prayer room where decades of nation-changing prophetic intercession took place—what a privilege! Among the gathering of key leaders from around the world, I was also extended the honor of rededicating Howells’ Ebenezer stone of remembrance (1 Sam. 7:12).
Similar to what the prophet Samuel did to commemorate Israel’s victory against their enemies, Howells set up a huge stone as a continual reminder of the Lord’s providence and provision. Inscribed on one side of its marble top is the phrase, “Faith Is Substance.” On the other side, the words, “Jehovah Jireh.” When, as part of the rededication ceremony, this remembrance stone was relocated to the center of the campus and anointing oil was poured upon it, we could sense the glory of the Lord.
In that very holy moment, God met with me in a powerful way. I was overcome with the Lord’s kindness at gathering us all to this place to drink from this historic well. In that moment, I pledged to help carry on Howells’ legacy of prayer and recommitted my life to raising up a movement of prayer to take out the giants of our day and usher in a Third Great Awakening.
The rededication ceremony at the Bible College was not the only special appointment the Lord had planned for me. The same Singaporean leaders that restored Howells’ campus also purchased the little church in Wales where revivalist Evan Roberts met with God.
During the renovation process for converting that church into a house of prayer, the original Bible used by Evan Roberts during the Welsh Revival was found sitting under decades of dust on the pulpit of the church! I marveled at this find. You can see the Bible and the remembrance stone among the pictures below.
Paying the Price
I am so grateful for the Singaporeans who accepted the Lord’s invitation to take on the extremely costly and painstaking restoration of this well of revival history. But the investment required for releasing God’s river of revival into the nations of the earth doesn’t end with restored facilities.
God desires to raise up Roberts-like revivalists and bands of Howells-like intercessors through which He can release a greater awakening and shift the course of nations today. This will require a high level of commitment. These men were so powerfully used of God because they complied with the great extremes God required of them. This is a principle repeatedly seen in Scripture.
As I prayer walked the grounds of the Bible College of Wales, while I communed with the Lord in the church where Evan Roberts met with God, and even now, I hear Holy Spirit asking, “Who will pay the price in this generation?” God used Howells and his intercessors to contend against and defeat the demonic powers and principalities trying to take over the world.
Today, the goliaths of Islam, communism, human trafficking, abortion and the sexual rights agenda are standing at our door. Never has there been more at stake. We need the same warrior spirit of Howells’ era to arise in us—both in the place of prayer and in being a prophetic voice. No doubt, God has a plan. He always does something great in the face of the impossible!
I believe the Lord allowed for the restoration of these spiritual wells in Wales because He is releasing a spirit of contending prayer and revival into the nations of the earth once again. I believe we will see a new momentum of intercession—appealing to heaven and fighting kingdom battles on our knees, until the greatest Great Awakening the world has ever seen occurs.
You are a part of this! There is a spiritual inheritance available to you. Young people, especially, it is your time to arise! The Lord is anointing you to overthrow the Goliaths of our day and contend for the destinies of nations. The Lord is searching for those who will say, “I will pay the price.” For those who invest their lives in these costly battles of intercession, He will show Himself strong! (See 2 Chronicles 16:9.)
Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized teacher, conference speaker and author of The Power of Hope. He has written more than 20 books, translated into over 30 languages. His first work, Intercessory Prayer, sold nearly a million copies and is being used to empower believers worldwide for passionate prayer and societal transformation.
In August 1904 Torrey held a service in the city of Cardiff Wales that resulted in many salvations. Only two month later Evan Roberts held his famous prayer meeting in Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel
66-68 Glebe Road Loughor Wales only a few miles from Cardiff. The Welsh revival began sweeping 100,000 people into the Kingdom and the society was dramatically changed. See http://www.moriahchapel.org.uk/index.php?page=1904-revival
It has become clear in the last few years that the western media is controlled and owned by globalist leaders who have a hidden agenda.
The truth about what is really happening in Syria and the world is opposite to what we hear on the nightly news. Sadly we are all subject to well crafted propaganda designed to promote the agenda of the ruling class.
Is that conspiracy theory? After doing extensive research on the global financial system and the philosophies of many of the leading economic and political institutions in the world since the 2008 GFC- I have come to realize that the TRUTH has been hidden on purpose.
These three video’s will give you a little glimpse of what is happening. Maybe when the Snowdon feature film is released we will learn a little more? Read more on these issues at this website. Alan
Why Everything You Hear About Aleppo Is Wrong- Vanessa Beeley
Alfred Deakin was Australia’s 2nd Prime Minister who was also the nation’s founding father! Australian’s know very little about the man who served his nation so faithfully, with such dedication and humility that even his political enemies loved and admired him.
He established the Australian High Court; he was the founder of the Navy and pioneered many of Australia’s foundations. He worked tirelessly towards seeing the unification of the Australian colonies into a great federation and made Australia one nation. In the first Federal government he was Attorney General and Edmund Barton’s right hand man. Serving as Prime Minister for 3 terms, his Government passed more than 17 critical pieces of legislation and provided important national stability in a very chaotic unstable period.
He was one of the world’s greatest orators of his time, extremely literate; he read 100 books (in English and French) every year for much of his life. Few people understood where his incredible energy, humility and character came from, but the secret was his prayer life.
He wrote down 400 prayers in a small private journal and within these pages are words of profound insight, humility and desire to know the will of God and a desire to be filled with Gods spirit so he could be empowered to serve his nation.
He saw Heaven and heard Gods voice speak to him. Deakin was coming home late one night from Parliament, to his house in South Yarra that was one block from Melbourne botanical gardens – it was just after he lost the election in April 1910 and he was feeling jaded and his nerves were on edge. It was then he heard a voice saying to him, in a pleasant, cheerful and a colloquial tone “Finish your job and turn in” Deakin said ” as if it had come by telegram or cable from afar, but from a living sender much better informed, of far wider outlook and deeper insight and higher authority than my own reflections supply”
Feb 4th 2016 Obama addressed a packed Washington Hilton. Special guest speakers where “Touch by and Angel” star Roma Downey and her husband Mark BurnettFilm TV producer and now President of MGM, including Andrea Bocelli as special guest singer and Ben Carson Presidential candidate plus Morgan Freeman as he playing Sheik Ilderim in new Ben Hur movie produced by Mark and Roma film company Lightworks Media.
Obama shared one of his scriptures from 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”
Fuchida was more excited than usual as he awoke that morning. As general commander of the air squadron, he made some last-minute checks on intelligence information before going to warm up his plane.
Three hundred and sixty Japanese planes led by Captain Fuchida headed toward Hawaii on 7th Jan 1941. He knew the objective of this mission: to surprise and cripple the American naval force in the Pacific.
The destruction left behind included 20 naval vessels including eight enormous battleships with over 200 planes. The human cost was over 2000 military and civilians killed and more than a 1000 injured.
Fuchida was the first over the target and the last to leave. It was his voice that sent his aircraft carrier the message “Tora! Tora! Tora!” (Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!) indicating the success of the surprise mission.
This was the same commander that led the first of the two attacks in one day on Darwin. At the end of the day 243 ( some say 3-4 times that number) civilians and servicemen were dead and more than 400 injured. Captain Fuchida led a total of 242 (not 93) Japanese planes against Darwin on that fateful day of 19th Feb 1942.
After Pearl Harbour, he had many close brushes with death including six crashes into the sea. Recovering on board after an appendectomy, the ship was bombed and both his legs were broken and he was thrown into the sea. He realised he was the sole survivor of the seven Air Commanders and the thirty-two squadron leaders who took part in the Pearl Harbour attack.
After Okinawa fell in June 1945, he was ordered to Hiroshima to organize aerial defenses for a final stand against the Allied juggernaut. On the evening of Aug 5, Fuchida was abruptly directed to
attend a briefing 500 miles away. The Atom Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima – August 6th, 1945. It was not until the war was over that he was to realise why God had kept him from death on so many occasions. After the surrender by Japan, his military career was over and he became more unhappy and depressed. This was further aggravated by his call to be a witness at the war crimes trials.
On his way to give evidence and as he got off the train he was handed a leaflet entitled “I was a Prisoner of Japan.” The leaflet produced by the Pocket Testament League was the experience of Jake DeShazer who was one of the Doolittle Raiders whose carrier-launched B-25s bombed Japan in 1942. Seen here (far right) on USS Hornet just before leaving,DeShazer’s plane crash-landed in China, where Japanese occupiers captured and imprisoned him. Jake described how he was cruelly treated. He told about his violent hatred for the Japanese guards.
But one day, the prisoners in the camp were given Bibles. As Jake read it he came to understand that the book was more than an historical story. Its message of love, grace and forgiveness became relevant to him right there in his cell and he accepted Jesus to come into his life. His life changed and his entire attitude toward his captors changed too. His hatred turned to love and concern, and he decided that should his country win the war, and he be set free, he would someday return to Japan to introduce others to this life-changing Bible. Jake DeShazer did return to Japan after the war and for 30 years he was a missionary sharing the
love and forgiveness of Christ. In a youtube interview, he says in 1948 in just over 10 days more than 30,000 Japanese accepted Christ as their saviour.
Now Fuchida had Jake’s story, printed in leaflet form, in his hand. It was all about a forgiveness and a peace he could not understand and could not explain. Since the American had found this forgiveness and peace in the Bible, he decided to purchase a Bible.
Eagerly he read the Bible and sought help from the Pocket Testament League representative on how to become a Christian. Now he understood about the love of Jesus and for the first time he understood the meaning of Jesus dying as a substitute for his sin.
His actions at Pearl Harbour could not be changed, but now he was aware of why God had kept him from harm. His new mission in life was to tell others how they can overcome the hatred in their hearts and minds.
He learnt that Jesus is the only One who was powerful enough to change his life and inspire him with God’s thoughts. Jesus was the only answer to Jake DeShazer’s tormented life and He is still the only real answer for people today.
God’s forgiveness is powerful and life-giving. When we feel it deep down it can be infectious and really change our lives.
Is there someone who would benefit from your forgiveness today?
Written by Tim White: DIDUNO
This link takes you to Stares and Strips a US army website that tells the story in more detail. Enjoy! http://www.stripes.com
Have you ever pondered the significance of the number 3? The other day I was gazing at a red strawberry I had thrown on my green grass and I was struck by the powerful contrast of those two colours, especially when I then compared it to the bright blue sky above.
We know these three colours, Red, Green and Blue are the 3 primary colours that all other colours and shades of colour have their existence. I then pondered that the number 3 appears in many different places in our world, let me tell you of a few.
Sun, Moon and Stars
In three dimensional space there is: height, width and depth ( X, Y, Z)
There are three main types of matter: gaseous, liquid, and solid
On Earth, we have Land, Sea and Air
There are threemain types of massive objects: planets, stars, and galaxies
And three main types of galaxies: spiral galaxies, irregular galaxies, and elliptical galaxies
There are three Laws of Motion, 1st law Enertia, 2nd law: FORCE = MASS times ACCELERATION, 3rd law “For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action“
There are three types of natural laws: the laws of physics, the laws of chemistry, and the laws of biology
And 3 stages of prenatal development: the germinal stage, the embryonic stage, and the fetal stage- 3 Trimesters
There are also 3 stages of Labour during birth
And in physics three main types of stable particles: the proton, the neutron, and the electron, All solid matter consists of atoms built entirely from these three particles.
Each proton and each neutron is built from smaller particles called quarks. How many quarks are there in a proton? Exactly three. How many quarks are there in a neutron? Exactly three.
At the subatomic level there are three types of charges: positive charges like protons have, negative charges like electrons have, and neutral charges like neutrons have.
And there are three main properties associated with subatomic particles: mass, charge, and spin
The triangle is the strongest and most stable of shapes – it has 3 sides
And there are three important stages in learning, preparation / Cognitive stage, Practice / Associative stage, Automatic / Autonomous stage
In a traditional family, there is Father, Mother and the Child
Now this is where it gets interesting:
Apparently on a spiritual level – there are Three Heavens – 1st heaven we see, 2nd heaven is where the evil demonic realm exists and the 3rd heaven is the one we all want to enter!
There was three Patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
There are 27 books in the New Testament, which is 3 x 3 x 3
There were three wise men bearing three gifts
Jesus Christ ministry lasted for 3 years
Peter the Apostle denied knowing Jesus Three times
The prophet Jonah spent three days and nights in the belly of a large fish
The devil tempted Jesus three times.
Jesus prayed three times in the Garden of Gethsemane before His arrest.
There were 3 hours of darkness that covered the land while Jesus was suffering on the cross
Christ was dead for three full days and three full nights
There was 3 archangels – Gabriel, Michael, Lucifer (AKA now known as The Devil)
And the Bible teaches that God consists of three unique personalities: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
There is a scripture in Romans 1:20 that sums this up in one sentence, it says:
Romans Chapter 1:20 For from the creation of the world the invisible things of Him are clearly seen, being understood through the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
God has designed all these amazing coincidences to point us to himself! He is one, yet three and the entire universe points to his existence! Even the word Universe speaks of him, Uni meaning One and Verse meaning The Word ” In the beginning God” Genesis 1:1 –Universe is one verse!!
Oh yes, Tesla the famous scientist and Innovatorfavourite number was also three. ( Do you think God and Tesla enjoyed the Three Stooges?)
PS: If you can think of some more three’s let me know. Thanks Alan
A “NEW” Ancient Hebrew Bible code, reveals exactly who the Messiah is, and his purpose for coming.
We unveil a Mystery from the first sentence of Genesis, which Hebrew Scholars have sought to understand for thousands of years, ever since the Torah was first written.
And we discover Messianic Prophecies, which prove beyond doubt that Yeshua (Jesus) was indeed God’s Messiah. This broadcast is a “must watch” for Jews, Muslims and anyone else seeking to understand why Christians claim that Jesus was both the Messiah and God.
Many people have seen the film Ben Hur released in 1959 by MGM. I remember watching the 35mm film at my school when I was 14 years old and being really moved by the epic story, but back then I never knew why it moved me so much.
Now 40 years later I now understand why Judah Ben Hur (played by Charlton Heston one of my favorite actors of that era) story moved me show powerfully. It is an epic story of redemption of one man and of the whole of humanity.
I have taken some moving film images, included music and scriptures from the Old and new Testament Bible, and you hear Jesus speaking to our generation now and to all those who come after us.
As you watch this short clip, consider that Isaiah saw 600 years into the future and penned the words that are now immortalized in the sufferings of Christ on the Cross.
“Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my words will never pass away” Matthew 24:35
Much of the Bible focuses on God’s plan to restore man back to a right relationship with his Creator.
But a well known bible teacher Chuck Missler has revealed the redemption story in the first 10 names in Chapter 5 of Genesis.
The Torah is the Jews most sacred book and it is foundational in Christianity and even in other religions like Islam.
But Chuck Missler’s discovery is shocking and a challenge to every religious and non religious person.
Only a person who believes in the Christian understanding of the bible will find this revelation profoundly affirming to their faith.
Reading Chapter 5 of Genesis you will read that there were 10 generations from Adam to Noah and the time of the global flood. What is amazing is when you look at the actual meaning of each name you find Gods plan for mankind.
Here is its:
Adam means MAN
Seth means APPOINTED
Enosh means MORTAL
Kenan means SORROW
Mahalalel means THE BLESSED GOD
Jared means COME DOWN
Enoch means TEACHING
Methuselah means HIS DEATH SHALL BRING
Lamech means DESPAIR
Noah means COMFORT or REST
And when you put all the 10 names together it says:
“Man is appointed mortal sorrow, but the Blessed God shall come down and teach that his death shall bring the despairing comfort and rest”
Dr Dale Fife adressed the ICCC conference on the importance of having an intimate relationship with the Lord on the 4th and 5th March in Jerusalem.
He has written two books on this topic called the Secret Place – passionately pursuing his presence and another called The Light Giver.
He shared that he was at a point of desperation, he went into his office closed the door and decided not to exit until God had spoken to him. He was so discouraged that he was ready to leave his pastorial role at his church and retire from ministry.
But God heard his cry and started to speak to him about many things. All the details are in his books but I can share a few brief points with you.
Dr Fife said “God said to him, ” The quality of your spiritual life is directly proportional to the amount of time you spend in my presence”. “Fullfillment is found in my presence, dont confuse my assignment and your purpose, your purpose is to be in my presence”
Fife said ” We exist to be in Gods presence, our assignment is to manefist the Kingdom of God where we are called, Your provision is found in your assignment ie workplace. “