Spiritual Life – Week Of April 5, 2020

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Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing: Judgment, Character, Gifting (video, left), Neville Johnson, MastersPiece

Must See – What Is God’s Point In This Minor Covid-19 Crisis? You Need To Know Because A ‘Big One’ Is Coming (video, right), Terry Bennett, 3/29/20, Messengers Of Shiloh

CS Commentary: First 10 minutes from about 8:00 to 18:00 (after opening prayer) is essential and a good intro to the message. Terry points out that much of the prophetic, even that that Jesus spoke, took time to unfold. Jesus’ declaration of the destruction of the temple took 37 years to be fulfilled – much of the church must have wondered whether it was a false prophecy or whether it would really happen. It did. In the same way, those (negative, apparently unbelievable) things prophesied today will happen. God’s main point? When He shakes everything let Christ arise within us more greatly and become more prominent than ever before. If the outward can shake me, then Hebrews 12 is revealed. The real truth in Jesus is offensive, because its not ‘I’m ok, you’re ok’ it’s uncomfortable and confrontational. The economies of the world are shaking over such a little thing – way worse is coming. At 1:37: Difficult times are here to stay. This is but a trial or test run – Coronavirus is not a ‘big anything.’ Terry: “Much of what the Lord has shown myself and others is still a bit in front of us.” He believes the 2020’s will be a “mix of good, bad, and extraordinary ugly.” Get close to the Lord. Judgments we have experienced so far are in the 1-3 category. Those we will experience are in a 5-6, and on up, category. Get out of debt. “This pandemic is not a big one. A Big One is coming.” Last 20 minutes speaks of all of this and about what’s coming over the next decade.

Donald Trump And Political Warfare, Jeremiah Johnson, Facebook

God Says, ‘Just Say Yes, And I’ll Do The Rest,’ Lana Vawser, Elijah List

Life Of Missionary To China Shows True Key To Holy Spirit’s Power, Christine D. Johnson, Charisma

CS Evaluation: John Paul Jackson Prophesied About A Second Pandemic, Shawn A. Akers, Charisma

CS Evaluation: As we’ve said previously, no, this is not the End Times virus that JPJ prophesied about – a little checking would have made that clear to Charisma.  According to the website JPJ founded, Streams Ministries, JPJ prophesied about an End Times virus that would be typified by red splashes or a red rash. He also prophesied about another virus before that one that would create a lot of fear and be thought to be the one to worry about. That sounds a lot like Coronavirus – but only time will tell. As we’ve shown, H1N1 in 2009 was so far a lot worse than this one in terms of infected and number of deaths. But, it is still early – and regardless, for various reasons, mostly the contagion effect and the uncertainty, Coronavirus has caused a lot more fear and panic. For more on this, see the Common Sense Interpretation section, below.

Coronavirus Update

(see The Coronavirus CS Daily Update Page here)

This Week

Special Update/Must See – Rats In The White House/Coronavirus A ‘Boomer-Remover’ From The Enemy (video, left): Jeremiah Johnson, Sid Roth/Facebook

Sadhu Selvaraj’s Perspective On Coronavirus And Church Closings : The Story Of John G. Lake,(video, right), MicheleGolois Mouelet

Is The Tide Turning? Various Prophetic Voices Speak On The Virus, Taylor Berglund, Charisma

CS Commentary: We’re not sure about some of these voices, or prophecies…in particular, the word about America’s bankruptcy under Trump seems to us to be a conflation of two different ‘words’, at the best.

Dutch Sheets Interviews Chuck Pierce About Coronavirus, Elijah List

How To Defeat The Spirit Of Fear During Coronavirus, Kendra Semmen, Charisma

This Year Will Be A True Passover – We Will Make It Through! Chuck Pierce, Elijah’s List

How The Church Responded To The 1918 Spanish Influenza, J. Lee Grady, Charisma

Why Christians Must Refuse Coronavirus Panic If We Wish To See Trump Re-Elected, Stephen Strang

The Current Crisis, Nita Johnson, March 13, 2020, World For Jesus Ministries

CS Commentary: Nita calls herself a ‘female prophetess.’ She is a supporter of…To read more click on this link.

Chuck Pierce On How To Act During The Coronavirus Crisis (video, right), King Of Kings Worship Center

Prophetic Encounter: This Is Not The End, I’m Sifting My People (video, left), Rodney Howard Browne, The River

CS Commentary: This is a long recording, but the relevant part starts around 2:54 on the video. We don’t agree with Browne’s End Times timeline or his (apparent) rapture theology (we don’t expect the church to be ‘taken away’ for much longer than him), but this just illustrates how God is not concerned about our traditions or theology so much as He is about our faith and character and willingness to obey Him. Browne shares what to us seems like a genuine, true, and encouraging prophetic encounter, one that aligns with what CS has been saying all along about this crisis.

Building The Global ‘Perfect Storm’ Portfolio, Short Version, updated 2/29/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Previous Weeks’ Coronavirus Prophetic Words

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Editor’s Choice


‘Headlines From Heaven’ Related To ‘The Perfect Storm’ (video, left), John Paul Jackson, carlo sando

CS Commentary: JPJ says clearly that he does not know for sure whether these headlines relate to ‘The Perfect Storm’ or not – but they might.

Two Minutes With JPJ: Where Are We In ‘The Perfect Storm?” The Eye Of The Hurricane, (video, right), John Paul Jackson, Tru News/Real Thing TV

CS Commentary: Here, we again see the difficulty related to interpretive attempts, especially related to timing. JPJ pinpoints 2015 as the date to come out of the ‘eye’, but that has obviously been ‘pushed back.’ More than one prophet is now pointing to 2021-22. However, we must always allow for the effects of intercession and repentance from God’s people, and even more, the grace and mercy of God. For more, see our Global ‘Perfect Storm’ Portfolio on the CS Money Page, 2/16/20 – March, 2020.

Prophecy Review: The Coming Perfect Storm, Full Version (video, left), John Paul Jackson, Streams Ministries

CS Commentary on Prophecy Review: JPJ first delivered the word in July of 2008. It was sent out to his mail list in August 2008. The video appears to be made later in 2008, but not posted till years later. JPJ indicates that most of the word will begin to take place….To continue reading click this link

The Coming Perfect Storm (video,right), John Paul Jackson, Cheesman Romero/Jim Bakker Show

CS Commentary: In this important video, we get a clear explanation of exactly what ‘the coming Perfect Storm’ involves: the perfect alignment of ‘five types of events that had never happened before.’ The Perfect Storm prophecy regards multiple things in each of the five areas – Religion, Politics, Economics, War, and Geophysical – and is a global event. JPJ describes it as a ‘ten year period of escalation.’ But then he puts the dates of 2010 to 2020 on it. These dates have been pushed back in CS’s opinion. As to that phenomenon and the attacks of ‘false prophecy’ relative to this that some will erroneously make we refer the reader to Evaluating Prophets And Prophecy.


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Prophecies And Insight Concerning the USA, 2020 Elections, President Trump & The Mid-Term Elections & Results – See This Link.

Terry Bennett’s 21 Year Gabriel Prophecy – See This Link

Spiritual Life-Prophecy Interpretation Page See This Link

Prophecy Related News & Resources


Maybe Americans Will Wake Up About China Now

Coronavirus: China Floods Europe With Defective Medical Equipment, Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute

China Using Coronavirus For Further Deceit: Was It ‘War By Other Means?’, Lawrence A. Franklin, Gatestone Institute

Amidst Coronavirus, Iranian Mullahs Speeding Up Nuclear Activities, Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute

He Simply Hates Christians: Christian Persecution By Muslims, January 2020, Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute

Unity Government Formed: Netanyahu Stays In Power For Half A Term, Dov Lipman, Breaking Israel News

Iran Blames Trump For Spreading Coronavirus, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News

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Click Here For Earthquakes & Natural Disasters Page: Prophetic Insights and Resources

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Common Sense Interpretation


Evaluations

Is The Coronavirus A Prophesied End-Times Plague? Shawn A. Akers, Charisma

CS Evaluation, updated 3/14/20: In answer to the question the title proposes, in short, ‘No’. The article is by Akers, but summarizes Michael Snyder’s views. Can anyone say ‘confirmation bias?’ In the investment world if you make a prediction that doesn’t come true within about a 2 year time frame you are...to continue reading click this link

Are These ‘Billions’ Of Locusts Threatening To Create A Horrific End-Times-Scenario In East Africa? Michael Snyder, Charisma

CS Evaluation: Is this really a ‘horrific End-Times scenario?’ First of all, he alludes to this as more proof that his theory that the ‘perfect storm’ (spoken of by prophetic figure John Paul Jackson, evaluated elsewhere on this site) is here. We do not believe this is correct for a number of good reasons…To continue reading click this link

A ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Just Hit California – Is This The Key Prophetic Sign That John Paul Jackson Warned Us About? Michael Snyder, 365 Prophetic

CS Evaluation: We live in California and at least here in Southern California, the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ was not even noticed. This, in and of itself, doesn’t necessarily mean anything – except if almost nobody notices something how can it be a ‘sign’ or a ‘warning?’ This link explains a ‘bomb cyclone’as does this NY Times 2 minute link – its basically nothing but a severe, fast developing winter storm, but not near as bad as a hurricane, and nothing to get upset about. I suppose it sounds alarming because of the name – but a little investigation proves otherwise. It appears to be a relatively common occurrence.

We have evaluated John Paul’s ‘Perfect Storm’ prophecy below and whether or not it is in the process of being fulfilled and noted that the ‘events’ Snyder points to are presumptuous as to its fulfillment. We should not use the prophetic or our interpretation – or misinterpretation – of it as some sort of alarmist cry that brings attention to ourselves, our political career, or articles that we want to get published. This does not serve the prophetic or the Body of Christ in general.

Michael Snyder Says John Paul Jackson’s ‘Perfect Storm’ Prophecy Is Happening Now – Is It? Shawn A. Akers, Charisma

CS Evaluation: Though there is much continued potential for Jackson’s prophecy to begin to unfold, we don’t believe that we are there yet. Snyder mentions Trump’s impeachment, worsening manufacturing numbers, and ‘plummeting global trade’ as signs. Dubious. Jackson referred to a confluence of events as evidence of the ‘perfect storm.’ As John Paul himself says in the video above in Must See Videos (see our updated commentary), it is a confluence of crises in 5 areas: economic, government, religious, war, and geo-physical. It is not just one event in each area, but many events in each area that will occur at the same time. No, the ‘Perfect Storm’ prophecy is not here yet.

Predictions about the Future Price of Gold – see The Perfect Storm Commentary in Must See Videos above.

The Stock Markets, Money And The Bible, Michael Brown, Charisma

CS Evaluation: A pretty one-sided treatment of money and investing, and fear-based relative to the stock markets. Proverbs also has plenty of other wealth advice like ‘throw your seed on many waters’, etc.

Briefs 

On Critiquing Public Dreams, Interpretations, And Other Public Statements, Part 1, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

How Can We Know The Truth? Examine The Founder Of Any Religion To Know The Truth About That Religion, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual LIfe

How Did Jesus Interpret The Scriptures? Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

Two Red Flags When Looking For A Church Or Any Kind Of Relationship, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

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

‘Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment’ – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

The #1 Objection To Prophecy: Prophecy Is Not For Today, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

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

See Dream Interpretation – Spiritual Life Page Here

Joseph’s Dreams: What Can We Learn? Part Two, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

Joseph’s Dreams: What Can We Learn? Part One, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

Tertullian On Dreams, John Boruff

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

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

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

Video: What Do The Numbers In Your Dreams Mean? John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries/Charisma

Misinterpreting Dreams: Personal vs. Universal, Part 2, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

Misinterpreting Dreams: Mistaking A Personal Dream For A Universal Dream, Part 1, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

Articles/Video

Correct Theology Or Tradition?

Shawn Bolz Predicts President Trump Will Win Second Term, CBN

CS Commentary: Portion with Bolz begins right after the 12:00 mark.

The Gift Of Prophecy Vs. The Ministry Of The Prophet (video, right), Jeremiah Johnson

CS Commentary: This is a good beginning on the distinction between the gift and the office. 1 Corinthians 12-14 delineates the gift, while Jeremiah 1, 18 and 23 elaborates on the office and true ministry of the prophet. While any believer may prophesy or operate in the gift at any time, there are those who have the gift of prophecy. Of those who have the gift there are fewer who are called into the ministry of a prophet. Miriam is a type of the ministry of a prophet; Moses is a type of the office of prophet (see Numbers 12). Of those who have the ministry of prophet, there are even fewer who attain the office of prophet. Even in the office of prophet, there are distinctions between personality, function, and call. For some of this theology, see 1-2 Kings. Also see Sadhu Selvaraj’s messages on prophets and the prophetic.

Video Compendium: Are You Called To The Office Of Prophet? Charisma

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.

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Review Of Some Of The Late Kim Clement’s Words


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Prophetic Words Prior To, And Concerning, The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election


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More Common Sense

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Books:

Heart Attachments: How what you love shapes your thinking, behavior, and destiny, Bruce J. Hammond; For the Kindle/E-Book version of the above, click here; Also, read the excellent reviews for this book here

Culture:

We Are Living In The Age Of Hysteria: An Early Plea For Sanity And Perspective (video, left0, Sky News Australia

Megyn And Harry Have Left Canada And Are Home Hunting In Los Angeles, Jessen/Perry/Hill, People

CS Commentary: Of course they are.

Trump Is Right, AP Is Wrong: Suicides Increase During Times Of Economic Hardship, A.D.P. Efferson, The Federalist

Worries About Coronavirus Surge As More Americans Expect Recession, Pew Research

Chinese Doctor Who First Raised Alarm Over Covid-19 Vanishes, Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News

Identifying Fake News In The Time Of Coronavirus, Sharon Hurley Hall, Website Planet

China: We’ve Completely Cured Coronavirus, Everything Is Fine Here, And No One Is Allowed In To Check, Babylon Bee; Also see, Quarantined Journalist Really Starting To Annoy Family By Calling Them Racists All Day, Babylon Bee

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Isolated Thoughts On Coronavirus (video, left), Jeff Dunham

Pneumonia Explained (video, right), MedCram

CS Commentary: A high number of Coronavirus cases lead directly to Pneumonia, so this is an important illness to understand. Pneumonia affects 450 million a year globally with 4 million deaths.

Coronavirus: What Can You Do To Protect Yourself And Others? Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation; Also see, Updated, 3/19/20 – Coronavirus: Comparison To Other Global Viruses, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

More Americans Say Coronavirus A Major Threat

CS Coronavirus Update (click this link for complete Daily Update): Bottom Line We do not believe this will kill millions of people, like the Spanish influenza in 1918...The potential problem with Covid-19 is that asymptomatic people may spread the virus, and screening/testing in the US – and throughout the world – has not been standardized or optimized. As of today, according to one report the CDC...For the complete Daily Update click this link

The Scientist Whose Doomsday Pandemic Model Predicted Armageddon Just Walked Back His Apocalyptic Prediction, Madeline Osborne, The Federalist 

This Chart Of The 1918 Spanish Flu Shows Why Social Distancing Works, Michael J. Corey, Quartz

The Positive Aspects Of The Coronavirus For The United States, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Update: CDC Home Pages On Coronavirus; Also see here; Also see, CDC Updated Global Map On Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus, CDC; Also see, Coronavirus, Live Updated Map, John Hopkins University

Medicare And Coronavirus, medicare.gov

Movies:

The Kingmaker, Official Trailer (video, left), Showtime

CS Commentary: Fascinating look inside the Philippines and the cult following of Imelda Marcos, First Lady from 1965-1986 with her husband, Ferdinand Marcos. They got Imelda, who with her husband stole $5 to 10 Billion from the Filipino people, to open up and show the unconscious, narcissistic side of her personality but they don’t provide the context the viewer so wants and needs to come to concrete conclusions about her, Marcos or the present political situation in the Philippines. Were things really better under Marcos? Why does poverty prevail now? Who is Imelda’s son, Bongbong, really? What beliefs and values are behind the politicians on both sides? Why do Filipinos apparently accept that ‘politics is a road to wealth?’ Just a few of the obvious questions any documentary on this subject should answer. Instead it takes the usual liberal, Hollywood slant making it still hard to know what to believe about the present state of the nation – but not about Imelda and her husband. CS Grade: B-

I Still Believe, Official Trailer, Lionsgate; Also see, ‘I Still Believe’ Early Digital Release After Being Released In Theaters, Ale Russian, People

The 10 Best Movies To Watch On Netflix During the Coronavirus Crisis, IPAddressGuide; Also see, Universal Movies Available In On Demand And Prime This Week, Pollotta/Lowry, CNN

Must See – Hollywood Is ‘Venezuela’: Elites Are Terrible People (or, Why Hollywood Hates Breitbart), Andrew Breitbart, Retrospect, Hoover Institution

Music:

Katy Perry Finally Gets It, American Idol Top 20 (video, left), American Idol 2020

Arthur Gunn Puts Spin On CCR Original, ‘Who’ll Stop The Rain?’, American Idol 2020

Makayla Phillips Brings STAR POWER to Hollywood Week, American Idol 2020

Sarah Palin Performs, Masked Singer, Talent Recap

Sarah Palin Rapped ‘Baby Got Back’ Dressed As A Bear On National TV, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist

Sports: 

MLB And Players Agree On Stipulations For The Return Of Baseball, ESPN

‘Today’ Co-Anchor Breaks Down After Drew Brees Interview On His New Orleans Coronavirus Donation, Ted Johnson, Yahoo

How Brady Thanked Godwin For Giving Him #12 For Free, Darren Hartwell, NBC Sports

Travel:

Global Health Advisory Level 4 Travel Warning, US State Department

Delta To Emerge A Smaller Airline After Coronavirus Crisis, Edward Russell, The Points Guy

TPG Beginner’s Guide: The Most Important Travel Article On The Internet, Samantha Rosen, The Points Guy

TV/Streaming:

Ozark, Season 3, Trailer (video, left), Netflix

Fox Business Parts Ways With Trish Reagan, Eric Mack, Newsmax

The English Game, Official Trailer, Netflix

CS Commentary: Great socio-cultural drama about the early beginnings of the game of soccer, known as ‘football’ in much of the ex-US world. CS Grade: A

What’s Worth Streaming In April: Money Heist, Bosch, And More, Mike Murphy, MarketWatch

The Last Kingdom, Season 4 Hits Netflix In Late April, Amanda Spence, Cheat Sheet

8 Netflix Films To Watch During Coronavirus Crisis, Streaming Wars; Also see, 5 Shows On Prime Or Netflix To Watch During The Crisis, GQ

Quotes Of The Month:

“Perception is real, the truth is not.” — Imelda Marcos, former First Lady of The Philippines, 1965 – 1986 who, with her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, siphoned between $5-$10 billion from the Filipino people. Her fortune today is estimated to be over $30 billion.

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