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America’s Next President: The Consequences Of Abortion No One Thinks About (video, left), John Paul Jackson, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
The Science Of Speaking In Tongues, An ABC Study From 2008 (video, right), ABC News/Revkeithbarr
CS Commentary: The theology is not perfect here – speaking in tongues is both a heavenly language, but can also be and frequently is real language. It is the tongues of men and angels. Still, this is an interesting secular and scientific perspective.
The Gift Of Prophecy Vs. The Ministry Of The Prophet (video, left), 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’s message below in Editor’s Choice.
3 Keys To Overcoming A Jezebel Spirit, James Goll, Elijah List
The Coming Civil War Among Christians (video, left), Neville Johnson, MastersPiece
4 Things That The Church Must Act On Now/How To Understand The Times (video, below right), Rick Joyner, Jim Bakker Show, 2015
The False Church And The False Pope, Neville Johnson, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
Quote: “ We are not here to fulfill our dreams, we are here to fulfill His dreams.”
A Vicious Civil War Is Coming To The Church (video, left), Neville Johnson, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: We agree with Neville’s interpretation of Acts 1, where Jesus is taken up in the clouds, then disappears into heaven. While studying in seminary almost two decades ago, we saw in Acts 1 that there is a continuous structure linked with the end of Luke. Luke-Acts were considered one book, and circulated as such in the early church. You cannot fully understand Acts 1 without an understanding of the last chapters of Luke.
When it says in Acts 1 that Jesus will come back the same way that He left, it is not just referring to His single act of rising in the cloud and disappearing into heaven – it refers to the complete 40 day period following His resurrection where He walks continuously between the earthly and the spiritual realm, appearing many times to His disciples. Note: this is part of the reason you only see one continuous resurrection appearance story at the end of Luke.
In the End Times – which multiple prophetic voices have declared as today – in general, Jesus will once again appear to His true disciples multiple times, walking between the heavenly and the earthly. It is certainly not out of the realm of possibility – or what the text implies – that previously risen saints will also appear (after all, they rose from the dead and appeared to the church immediately after the crucifixion – check the Gospel texts). Then, when His bride, the church is fully prepared He will come for the second time for all of the earth to see.
The Church Is Under Divine Indictment: The Wineskin Of Church Must Be Completely Broken (video, left), Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: Good follow up to last week’s post, below,‘God Is Saying Get Out Of The Church’ because here Terry clarifies that even his church must have its wineskin broken…according to Terry, the leaders of the church will be struck so that God ends up getting what He wants.
The Church Is In Self-Deception, Propagating A Lie – Get Out Now (video, right), Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: Explanation of how God is calling out ‘Messengers of Fire’ to speak to the church. These messengers “will be hated by the church.”
The 2nd American Revolutionary/Civil War, Part 13, Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries (also see below for earlier parts); Also see, The 2nd American Revolutionary/Civil War, Part 14, Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries; Also see, The 2nd American Revolutionary/Civil War, Part 4, Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries. To read Rick’s revelatory dream that launched this series, see here; And, also see here; Also see, The 2nd American Revolutionary/Civil War, Part 5, Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries
Prophecy Related News & Resources
Stop Iran From Going Nuclear: Breakout Time Is Less Than One Year, Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute
Venezuela Should Shock And Teach This Generation, Jeffrey A. Tucker, AIER
Short Of Electricity, Food, & Water Venezuelans Return To Religion, Hernandez/Zuniga, Washington Post/Immitate
Why American Catholics Must Reject The Pope (video, left), The Daily Ledger, One America News
CS Commentary: The explanation of the dream begins at about the 4:00 point. Note that in the dream, he was “in Washington D.C.” D.C. is a place that he lived in the past and also has visited many times. This places the context of the dream as D.C. CS stopped the video and interpreted this dream before listening to the dreamer’s interpretation and our interpretation is similar, but with some additional contextual comments. The symbology becomes quickly obvious as the context of the dream is considered….For more see this link.
Earthquakes & Natural Disasters Page: Prophetic Insights and Resources, Common Sense Interpretation
Please Don’t Be Offended: The 2nd Pentecost And The Church And Hillary Clinton And Obama (video, left), Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
God Is Saying ‘Get Out Of The Church!’ (video, right) Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: Here is what is sure to be a controversial message. As one friend said to me, “But Terry has a church himself!” True. But the church is much more than just an organization with a physical structure that comes together on Sundays and does the same old, same old. Hebrews 10:25 says, not to “forsake [our own] assembling together.” Wherever the people of God come together – and in whatever way – there is the church. Sunday services and structure many times lead to a Western form of church in which one leader’s opinions or ideas rule to create religious traditions that actually impede true relationship and growth. We think this is more to Terry’s point – though he is obviously speaking a polemic agains the established, traditional church as well.
‘Warning’ That America Faces Possible Judgment In 2020-2021 (video, left), Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
The Next Few Years Will Be Difficult For America: Leaders Beware! ‘America Is Ripe For Judgment (video, right)’, Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
Episode 10: The Sacrifice God Has Chosen For Us, Neville Johnson, Academy Of Light
CS Commentary: Neville goes right to the heart of things in this short message and explains one of the most important chapters in the Bible, IS 58. “If you start to become love, God will give you the powers of the ages to come.”
Cindy Jacobs Prophecy For The Philippines (video. right), The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Coming
A Limited Period of Grace: President Trump Is God’s Last Respite For America (video, left), July 2018, Sadhu Selvaraj, Jim Bakker Show
2019 Is Your Year, Sadhu Selvaraj, Jim Bakker Show
President Trump As Cyrus, The Time Of The Two Witnesses, Sadhu Selveraj
The Year Of The Watchman: A New Wineskin Will Upset Church Leaders, Jeremiah Johnson, Charisma
Common Sense Interpretation
Dreams With People, Part 3: Celebrities (And Conspiracy Theories), Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
Tertullian On Dreams, John Boruff
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
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
The Omnipresence Of God: Can The Ordinary Person Walk With God Like Enoch?, Neville Johnson, You Tube
Quote: “Time and eternity are beginning to merge…2018 ushered in a new era…for us to know the times and the seasons is critical…just knowing the season can release grace and favor for us…Israel did not know the time they were living in and they missed out dramatically…there are levels of relationship [with God] and it starts with the omnipresence of God.”
Revelation, Part 3: The Tribulation, The Rapture, The Return, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense
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
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.
More Common Sense
The ‘Russia Hoax’ By Gregg Jarrett ‘Nails It’, Reviewed by Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator
Killing Jesus: A History, Bill O’Reilly
Temple Mount Fire Misreported By Media, Breaking Israel News; Also see, Fire Breaks Out In Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque Same Time As Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris Burns, Tom O’Connor, Newsweek
Gallup Poll Finds Church Membership Plummeting Among Americans, Black Christian News; Also see, ‘No Religion’ Tops Survey Of American’s Religious Beliefs, CNN
27 More Graves Found At Notorious Florida Boys School, John Eligon, NY Times
New Study Finds Some Boys Are Having Sex Before Age 13, Serena Gordon, CBS News
E. Coli Outbreak Sickens People And Affects 5 States, Says CDC, Angelica LaVito, CNBC; Also see, Dozens Sick In Outbreak, Cause Unknown, Daily News; Also see, Reported Outbreak May Be Due To Ground Beef, Gizmodo
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe In A Climate Of Secrecy, Richtel/Jacobs, MSN/NY Times; Also see, What You Need To Know About Candida Auris; Also see, Unbeatable Superbug Infection Kills Hundreds Across US, CBS News
The Five Stages Of Grief, Kubler-Ross Model, Christina Gregory, PhD
Daniel Craig Wants New Bond Film To Be Funnier, Sam Barsanti, AV Club
Jason Momoa Shaves His Beard, AV Club
How The Avengers: Endgame Screenwriters Crafted A ‘Lean’ 3-Hour Story, Chris Lee, Vulture; Also see, Avengers: Endgame, Official Trailer (video, left)
The Shazam Sequel Is Officially In The Works, Germain Lussier, Gizmodo; Also see, Shazam Is A Good Superhero Movie And A Better Family Drama
Spirit-Filled Church Responds To Charges Of Openly Gay Worship Leader Who Appeared On American Idol, Taylor Berglund, Charisma; Also see, Openly Gay Worship Leader Performs Lauren Daigle Song On Idol, Charisma
Tiger Woods Comes From Behind To Win 5th Master’s Title, Brad Jackson, The Federalist
MLB, The 30: Tampa Bay Rays And Astros Dominate; Braves, Angels In Toughest Divisions, Jonah Keri, The Athletic
23 Horses Have Died At Santa Anita Race Track Since December, John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times; Also see, Expert Picks For The Kentucky Derby, Saturday May 4, 2019. Also see, 2019 Kentucky Derby Odds, Predictions: Expert Who Has Nailed 9 Derby-Oaks Doubles Releases Early Picks, CBS Sports
Jetsetter’s Guide To Scoring A Hotel Upgrade, Jennifer Fernandez, Jetsetter
Why You May Not Want To Fly Boeing’s 737 MAX Again: 1960’s Design, 1990’s Computers, Patchwork Assembly, Nicas/Creswell, NY Times/BD News; Also see, Aviation World Faces Moment Of Reckoning After Boeing 737 Max Crash, CNN
Leah Remini Explains How Scientology Really Works And Why It Is Not A Religion (video, left), The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, The Late Show
Game Of Thrones Premiere: New Series High, Michael O’Connor, Hollywood Reporter
‘Bosch’ Review: In Season 5, Still TV’s Best-Written Cop Drama, Verne Gay, Newsday
Netflix Adds 10 Million Subscribers, Natalie Jarvey, Hollywood Reporter
Allison Mack Of ‘Smallville’ Pleads Guilty In Case Of Sex Cult Where Women Were Branded, Gold/Moynihan, NY Times; Also see, Allison Mack Of ‘Smallville’ Pleads Guilty, People
Quotes Of The Month:
“The appearance of design [in the Universe] is overwhelming.” – Paul Davies, Theoretical Physicist
“The more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator gains in credibility as the best explanation for why we are here.” – Dr. John Lennox, Oxford University, Professor Of Mathematics