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Inward Preparation For Difficult Times, Session 1 (video, left), Terry Bennett

CS Commentary: This is a must view for anyone concerned about deepening their own spiritual life or about the future of America. For those who have limited time and want to get right to the meat of this message: At about the 56:00 mark he begins to talk about an encounter with Gabriel that he had in December 2001 in which the angel spoke of a 21 year time frame that would begin in 2008 and go to about 2029. He also speaks eloquently about the cross involved in true prophetic ministry, the ‘supposed’ negative nature of his own ministry, and his heart and purpose in speaking the things that he speaks. He goes on to speak about the character of true messengers of God and the present day condition of the US church. He then talks about the distinction between prophetic messages as warnings vs. concrete judgments (for more on this see Jeremiah 18; also see Evaluating Prophets & Prophecy). He then talks about how 2020-21 may be pivotal in the governmental arena of the US and explains why America is already ‘ripe’ for judgment. The relevant portion goes through at least 1:15, though listening through to the end is recommended. At 1:42, approximately, he expounds on the coming judgment to America. Terry is someone we consider a genuine, modern day prophet, and one of two people that we know of that have experienced a series of visionary prophetic ‘headlines’ from the Lord about the future of this nation. The other, the late John Paul Jackson, is featured below.

John Paul Jackson Prophetic Headlines For 2020 (video, left), You Tube

CS Commentary: There is too much to comment on here, but yes, Mt. Fuji in Japan is an active volcano – see below in Prophecy Related Articles for more. Also watch Sysco Foods and KraftHeinz Foods as possible investments in the future as inflation is likely to soar at some point. The election of Trump, in our opinion, has pushed back the eventual fulfillment of some of these headlines. We look to two events that will push them forward again: 1) whether or not Trump is reelected in 2020. If he is, events will be pushed back again, if he is not their fulfillment will be speeded up. 2) Does the United States and the US President get on the wrong side of Israel, that is, do we have any part to play in the division of Jerusalem or Israel? If we do, all bets are off and judgment is not far away.

Inward Preparation For Difficult Times, Session 3 (video, right), Terry Bennett

CS Commentary: The sessions from this conference are some of the best comprehensive explanations from Terry about what God is doing in America and the American church. The bottom line: ‘Sound discipline has been decreed’ for America. At about 1:14-15 he talks of 2020-21 being the beginning of a new level of difficult times. He says that we will face very difficult times over the next several years, but that 2020-21 will not be the ‘fullness’ of this. There will be a new release of difficult times in the governmental arena. Also economically, it will be more difficult. He then talks from Hebrews 11 and 12 about the purpose of the discipline of God and the paradoxical nature of how God answers our prayer. At about 1:50 he starts to speak about a 2002 vision in which he was caught up to heaven and shown things about God’s original intent for America. He then explains the correct interpretation of the 7 Mountains theology and the proper stance the church should have towards wealth and some of the fantastical prophecies of the last decades. He also speaks about The Judgment Seat Of Christ for leaders and a trip to hell the Lord took him on in the 1990’s. The sessions in this conference series are long, but well worth the listening for a good overview of Terry’s prophetic perspectives and views of the Christian life.

An Update On The Vatican And The Pope (video, left), Jim Bakker Show

False Teaching In The Church, Sadhu Selvaraj, Jim Bakker Show; Also see, The False Prophet Is The Pope, Sadhu Selvaraj, Seraphim Studios

CS Commentary: For how Revelation 11 and 13 can be concurrent time-wise, see articles and academic section below.

 

 

 

CS Evaluation


2015: Rick Joyner Says It Is Time To Get Out Of CA, Jim Bakker Show

CS Evaluation: Hard to know how to interpret this one, but we would say that it is not yet time to get out of CA unless God has made that abundantly clear to you. How would he do that? First, through relationship and the still small voice of the Spirit (see Books section, below). Second, if you miss the first through a dream or some other intervening experience (but be careful here, they are easily misinterpreted – see Dreams section, below). CS believes that the time to get out of CA may also be the time a lot of people want to get out of the USA and that this is still years ahead of us at present. Of course, this was given back in 2015 – so one could view that favorably or unfavorably, we suppose :). Again, we could be wrong and if our view changes we will let you know.

Rick Joyner Evaluates Prophet Sadhu Selvaraj And Discusses How To Evaluate Anyone, You Tube

CS Evaluation: Rick’s comments on Sadhu are good; those of us who have heard Sadhu in person annually for over a decade now know him to be a genuine prophet and a Man of God.

CS disagrees slightly with Joyner’s use of Matthew 18 relative to general, but kind and compassionate – and as Joyner references, restrained – criticism of leaders. Criticism should always be done respectfully, but Matthew 18 appears to address private sin or faults that are hidden from the church, therefore it says, “If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector” (Matt. 18:17 NAS95). Joyner is speaking relative to leader to leader criticism of theological opinions or practice. Here it is much better protocol for one leader to take another aside and express disagreement privately.

However, when any leader speaks publicly we all have the right – and the responsibility – to evaluate such comments in light of known Scripture. As it says in Acts, the Bereans took Paul’s words to heart and examined the Scriptures to see if they were true (Acts 17:11).

Shawn Bolz Says That No Judgment Prophecy Is From God , Charisma

CS Evaluation: CS does not agree with Bolz’s view in the above link.

Bolz seems to conflate the issue of ‘judgment prophecy’ with the overall concept of judgment in the NT in this clip, so what he is saying about the concept is anything but clear. However, if Bolz is saying – as he appears to do – that the concept of either judgment prophecy or judgment as a general concept no longer applies in the NT era, why is he wrong? To continue see this link.

How To Respond To A Direction Dream, John E. Thomas, Stream Ministries

CS Evaluation: CS does not agree with the above link, updated 6/26/18

Is there really such a thing as a Direction Dream, as the author assumes? Maybe. But, ‘Direction Dreams,’ like the ones Joseph (Mary’s fiance/husband) had were clear, and largely in life threatening situations. Additionally, an angel appeared in these dreams, giving them a supernatural quality. That is how Joseph knew he was to act immediately.

Unless your dream is at the same level of the supernatural and an angel – not something symbolic, but clearly an angel – has appeared to you in a dream, you should not be rushing off anywhere. Most dreams give you time to prayerfully consider your action. To continue see this link.

 

Spiritual Life: Emotional & Relational Health


Why Vulnerability Is Your Greatest Strength (video, left), Dr. Brene Brown

CS Commentary: We don’t know all that Brown thinks or believes – and we likely don’t agree with it all, regardless – but what we like about her is that she is real, relatable, vulnerable, and always moving forward – and she shows the average person how they can be and do the same. Great words.

Common Types Of Armor (video, above right), Dr. Brene Brown, Oprah Winfrey Network

The Price Of Invulnerability (video, right), Dr. Brene Brown, TED Talk

Quote: “Faith minus vulnerability equals extremism.”

Shame Is Lethal, Dr. Brene Brown (video, left), Oprah Winfrey Network, You Tube

CS Commentary On Brene Brown Videos: it may be confusing to some of you that we are featuring Brene Brown talks on the psychological dynamics in relationships, especially when we are not that familiar with her and do not know her spiritual views. However, the Bible speaks of both Samuel and Jesus as to their development in the eyes of both God and man. 1 John 4 is clear that you cannot love God who you do not see unless you can love your brother who you do see. We have to be human in its fullness before we can truly be spiritual. Brene is good at breaking down the inner dynamics that help us learn to love ourselves and others and become fully human.

Why Ideological Bunkers And Echo Chambers Breed Loneliness (video, left), Dr. Brene Brown, CBS

 

Spiritual Life & Prophecy


Learn To Be Led By The Spirit, Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube (video, left)

Spend An Hour In Prayer And Fasting (video below), Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube; Also see, You Must Pay The Price To See God, Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube

Cashless Society Coming Sometime After 2020, Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube

California ‘God Quake’ Prophecy (video, right), Charlie Shamp, Destiny Encounters/You Tube

CS Commentary: This prophecy was initially recorded September 22, 2017. There actually was a place called Peru, CA. It apparently no longer exists. See here. It was a miner’s camp in Northern CA in the county of El Dorado. El Dorado County is east of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada area of the Gold Country, and includes Lake Tahoe…….To continue reading, see here.

Mark Taylor Says Red Tsunami Mid-Terms and No More Democrats In the White House, You Tube

CS Commentary: Taylor sees mass arrests sometime after the mid-terms. However, some of what he prophesies is strangely reminiscent of QAnon’s predictions – in fact he mentions Q , as if he is genuine – so Taylor’s prophecies at this point need to be taken with a grain of salt. Taylor may be conflating what the Holy Spirit is speaking to him with what he knows and believes in the natural at this point, so depending on a word by word fulfillment of his predictions may prove fruitless, or even dangerous. Taylor actually seems to believe that McCain was executed – so caveat emptor here, as well. CS believes that some of Taylor’s natural beliefs are erroneous – 1 Thes 5:19-22 should be applied strenuously to his prophecies at this point.

Mary K. Baxter: A Revelation of Hell, Session 1-2018 (video, below), You Tube/Shekinah

Mary K. Baxter: A Revelation of Heaven, Session 2-2018 (video, below), You Tube/Shekinah

The Arising Of The False Prophet, Terry Bennett

Quote: “We are going to get judgment to the point that you will want to leave, because we have asked God for time to repent and He has given it, and yet we have refused to go there as a nation. The measure of repentance that is going on is good for bringing out a remnant, but it is not enough to save a nation…we will see such death in this nation on so many realms and scales. Believe me, you are going to be seen as the enemy. Everybody’s agenda is against God, including most of the church.”

Kim Clement Prophecy: Another Jesus People Movement, A Revolution To Start In CA (video, right), You Tube

CS Commentary: Prophecy starts at about the 9:00 minute mark.

What Are The Things That Will Happen In The Last Days? (video, left) Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube

CS Commentary: Sadhu alludes to the location of the Ark being known. See this account of Ron Wyatt’s reasoning regarding the location of the Ark Of The Covenant by his daughter Mary Nell Wyatt : This is Part One;  This is Part Two; This is Part Three. 

To continue reading about the preceding links and whether the Ark of the Covenant has been found, see here.

How To Identify Good From Bad: False Prophets Used To Be True Prophets (video, right), Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube

The Right Understanding Of Prophecy And How It Will Take Place In The Last Days (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj

Prophecy: The Rhinoceros And Ghana, Sadhu Selveraj, You Tube; Also see, Miriam: Rebellion Against God’s Anointed Leaders, Sadhu Selveraj, You Tube

Also see, Learn To Be Led By The Spirit, Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube; Also see, The Enemy Could Show You Visions, Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube; Also see, Marketplace Ministry And Worshipping Idols, Sadhu Selveraj, Lancaster 2018, You Tube; The Secret To A Power-Filled Life: Don’t Underestimate Your Enemy, Sadhu Selveraj, You Tube

 

2018 Mid-Term Elections, America & President Trump


America’s Church Is Crumbling, Jeremiah Johnson, Jim Bakker Show

3 Things America Must Do In This Period Of ‘Respite,’ Sadhu Selvaraj, Jim Bakker Show

Charles Shamp: Prophetic Prayer Points For 2019 – 2021, Elijah List

CS Commentary: Be sure to read Steve Shultz’s introduction which contains valuable information about how these prophetic predictions could play out. Jeremiah 18: 1-12 says that if God’s people pray and act correctly negative pronouncements can be lessened and positive ones can be assured.

Council In Heaven Oversees World Events: 4 Past Godly Presidents Pray For Destiny Of US (video, right),Sadhu Selvaraj

Mike Bickle Sees Tanks Invading America In His First Open Vision And Comments On False Prophecy, You Tube

2019 – The U.S. At A Turning Point: A ‘Respite’ Of 4 Years Has Been Given Under Trump (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, Jim Bakker Show

Kim Clement Prophecies Concerning A Future ‘Gold’ And ‘Stone’ and ‘David’ (video left), You Tube

CS Commentary: This video, in our opinion, misinterprets this set of prophecies as being about Jared Kushner, but there is more reason to believe that they are concerning a future US leader that arises in a time of crisis. The last 5 minutes or so of the video is superfluous.

From December 2016 The Church Has 4 Years To Prepare (video, left), Loren Sandford, Jim Bakker Show

Mid-Term Elections Response: Were The Prophets Right Or Wrong About The ‘Red Tsunami’ Of The Mid-Term Elections? Are They ‘False Prophets’?, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

Mark Taylor’s Response To His Mid-Term Prophecy – And Some Other Prophecies – Appearing Wrong, You Tube; Also see, CS Commentary on Taylor’s comments here.; Also see, USA, President Trump, & Mid-Term Elections Page

Also see, Rick Joyner Offers Prophetic Insight Into Mid-Term Elections, Charisma; Also see, My Mid-Term Election Response, Dutch Sheets, Elijah List; Also see, What Happens When We Miss An Election Prophecy?, Steve Schultz, Elijah List

The Prophets Who Prophesy Red Wave Are Delusional (video, right), Lance Wallnau, Charisma

Where We’re Headed The Next 2 Years: There Will Be A Separation In This Nation (video, right), Chuck Pierce, You Tube

This is What Katt Kerr Prophesied About Donald Trump And America In January 2018 (video, left), Elijah List/You Tube

CS Commentary: Relevant portion starts at about 5:00. Katt repeats that there will be a 24 year period of Divinely appointed Presidents that began with Trump’s election in 2016. This would take the U.S. to…To continue reading see here.

Video: Charles Shamp On Mid-Terms, Elijah Streams

CS Commentary: CS does not agree completely with Shamp’s take on prophets versus the gift of prophecy. For our understanding see, Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy. Ephesians 4 needs to be evaluated in light of…Continue reading, click here.

Hordes Of Hell Are About To Be Released On The Earth, Bobby Conner With Patricia King, You Tube

CS Commentary: This explains a lot.

Sadhu Selvaraj Talks About President Trump’s Character And Accusations Against Him, Jim Bakker Show

CS Commentary: Link above is the full clip of the show; for the designated portion see from 42:00 forward. See 47:00 forward for a discussion of the End Times, the Rapture, and the Mark Of the Beast.

Prophetess Lana Vawser Tells Sid Roth About Donald Trump Dreams & Visions, You Tube

 

 

 

Briefs 


Dreams That Contain People: Are The People Literal Or Symbolic And What Do They Mean? Part 2, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Dreams That Contain People: Are the people literal or symbolic and what do they mean? Part 1, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

How Should You Respond To The Crazy Thing You Dreamed Last Night, John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries

A Dream From God Has 6 Clear Characteristics, John E. Thomas, Charisma

Dream Discernment: Discerning The Source of Dreams Is The Most Important Aspect Of Dream Interpretation, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

The Greatest Need Of The Prophetic Church Today, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Daily Do-ables: This Is What Resisting Temptation And Repentance Looks Like, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

Church Must Be Done In A New Way Before New Things Will Come, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

Much Of The Present Church Will Be Led By The False Prophet, Terry Bennett; Also see, False Teachings On End Times, Sadhu Selvaraj/Jim Bakker Show

Quote: “The church, in its present condition, will be more shaken than the world,”; Also see, The Prophetic Movement Is Dead In The Heart Of God: False Prophets Will Continue To Rise, Terry Bennett; Also see, False Teachings, Sadhu Selvaraj/Jim Bakker Show; Also see, The False Prophet, Sadhu Selvaraj/Jim Bakker Show

Dispelling The Myths About The New Apostolic Reformation, Michael Brown, Charisma

What is the Hebrew Roots Movement?

The #1 Objection to Prophecy Today: But Prophecy is not For Our Time, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense (coming)

The #2 Objection to Prophecy Today: If It Does Not Come True, It Is a False Prophecy Given by a False Prophet, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

 

Articles


Revelation, Part 3: The Tribulation, The Rapture, The Return, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

Revelation, Part 2: The End Times And A Picture Of The Future Church, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy

Revelation, Part 1: Why An Understanding Of ‘Last Things’ Is Important – Is the rapture the next event in church history or is there a more lofty goal? Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy

Prophetic Dream – ‘And That’s The Way It Is:’ Walter Cronkite Prophesies Coming Financial/Economic Explosions, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy

Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy: We need truth over tradition, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy

 

Academics


The Hook Interlocking Structure of Revelation, Seaborn Hall, Novum Testamentum
Note: This article, published in 2002, was the academic basis for the 3 part article on Revelation in the section above.