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Remembering God’s General Reinhard Bonnke (video, left), CBN

Secret to Reinhard Bonnke’s Success: Fire of the Holy Spirit (video, right), 700 Club

A Look Back: Pentecostal Leader And Prophetic Voice Paul Cain Dies At 89, Jessilyn Lancaster, Charisma

Only Returning To God Can Save America: Trump As Jehu, Jonathan Cahn

God Is Aligning You For This New Season Of Your Life, Doug Addison, Elijah List

Bill Johnson Releases Statement On Bethel Couple’s Request To Pray For The Resurrection Of Their Dead Child, Taylor Berglund, Charisma

Must See – Where Did The Rapture Theology And Dispensationalism Come From? A Misinterpretation Of A Vision (video, left), Ben Witherington III, Seven Minute Seminary, Seedbed

CS Commentary: Here’s a hoot! The theological system that has spent the last five decades or more largely insisting that the supernatural is not for today, was actually birthed from the (misinterpreted or counterfeit?) supernatural. Never say God doesn’t have a sense of humor. Also see, Must See – Why It’s Good To Be ‘Left Behind’: Is The Rapture Doctrine Biblical?, Ben Witherington III, Seven Minute Seminary, Seedbed, CS Commentary: As we have said on this site previously, and have been saying for many years, the ones ‘taken away’ or ‘swept away’ are the unrighteous, not the righteous. Way to go Ben! So obvious if you pay attention to the context, which should be the first concern and rule of any good Biblical interpreter.

Why Jesus Does Not Endorse ‘Blind Faith’ (video, right), Stand To Reason

Why Trump’s Impeachment Can’t Stop Him From Winning The 2020 Election, Stephen Strang, Charisma

Prophetic Word: 2020 Will Be The ‘Year Of Honey’, Taylor Berglund, Charisma

Must Read: Why Are Christians Still Throwing Stones At Kanye West? Hal Boehm, Charisma

Who Really Was Jezebel – And Is She At Work Today? Michael Brown, Charisma

Editor’s Choice


Must See – Color In Dreams (video, left), John Paul Jackson, MastersPiece

CS Commentary: JPJ talks about color, muted colors, and black and white in dreams and what it means. Not remembering color in a dream is different from there not being color in a dream. A lot of great insights here and he answers some perceptive questions from students, including how much of his insight comes from revelation versus study and research.

Must See – Dreams & Mysteries: The Mystery Of The Gift Of Revelation (video, right), John Paul Jackson, Dreams & Mysteries

CS Commentary: John Paul Jackson died a few years ago prematurely at the young age of 64, from pneumonia. He says some great things here: ‘Everyone can hear from God but many do not perceive it.’ How ‘revelatory gifts’ can lead into ‘prophetic gifts.’ There are ‘different levels of gifting.’ What is a prophetic gift? How the gift of ‘revelation’ is the same as the ‘gift of prophecy.’

He goes on to talk about how…For more see this link

Must See – A Case For The Biblical View Of Dreams (video, left), John Paul Jackson, Streams Ministries

CS Commentary: We love JPJ and his view of dreams is compelling. However, we see things a little…For more see this link

Dream Interpretation: Animals (video, right), John Paul Jackson, Streams Ministries

CS Evaluation of ‘Animals’ video: Did John Paul Jackson Misinterpret Any Dreams? Updated 12/18/19, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

See the new CS Dream Interpretation – Spiritual Life Page Here

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

Spiritual Life-Prophecy Interpretation Page

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

Prophecy Related News & Resources


Russia’s Geographic Challenge (video, left), Stratfor

The Left’s Dirty Secret About Trump’s Impeachment, Stephen Strang, Charisma

Christianity Today Calls For Trump’s Removal From Office Following Impeachment, Joseph A. Wulfshon, Fox News

Also see, Christianity Today Editor Calls For Trump To Be Removed From Office, The Hill

Also see, Franklin Graham’s response, Facebook

Also see, Dr. James Dobson’s Response To CT

For full text of CT statement see here

CS Commentary, How The Mighty Have Fallen: Henry Luce, Founder of Time, and Billy Graham, Founder of CT, are now both rolling over in their graves. Two premier publications have sunk to the level of mediocrity and the editors have proven their susceptibility to deception.

The problems with the CT statement on Trump are legion: there are no ‘unambiguous’ ‘facts’ that Trump broke the law or violated the Constitution, Trump has been completely vulnerable and released transcripts of the calls – contrary to tradition and the practice of former Presidents – and the President has not ‘dumbed down morality’ (one thinks of JFK and Lyndon Johnson, notorious ‘Lady’s men’ who had multiple affairs in office, or Nixon, who went after the Democratic Party illegally, or a number of others, Obama included). We have addressed Trump’s Twitter releases elsewhere and CT here proves that they completely misunderstand and misinterpret many of them. As Franklin Graham’s statement declares, before his death Billy Graham fully supported and voted for President Trump.

If impeachment illumines the President’s ‘moral deficiencies’ how is it that Trump is the first President to give back his salary to the government? How has he raised fine, impressive children? Why is it that he supports the Pro-Life movement and stands up for traditional marriage? Why is he the first President to formally recognize Israel by moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the Golan Heights as a defensible part of Israel? And these are but a few defenses of the President that could be made.

Christianity Today has fallen into darkness and turned righteousness on its head, calling evil good and good evil. ‘How the mighty have fallen.’

Hamas, Thirty-Two Years Later And Why Islamic Leaders Like Erdogan Support It, Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute

Pope Francis And Christians Need To Stop Repenting To Islam And Face Reality, Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute

China Adopts Malicious Cybersecurity Rules, Gordon Chang, Gatestone Institute

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Must-See Videos


John Paul Jackson: The Perfect Storm (video, left), Jim Bakker Show, 2015

CS Commentary (updated 10/13.19): Amazingly, just shortly after this appearance, in February of 2015, at the age of just 64, John Paul Jackson passed away from complications related to pneumonia. John Paul was a well-balanced prophetic figure in the church from the 1980’s forward who I had the opportunity to speak with privately on two different occasions while he was a pastor at Anaheim Vineyard.

At a dream interpretation seminar in the early 2000’s – where I was also present – he shared with the group that God had told him that he would live into his early 100’s. His death was a shock and a great loss to the body of Christ, but illustrates that, within the prophetic, very little is completely set but depends on our actions, reactions and perhaps, ultimately, on the grace and mercy of God.

If John Paul – who never had a hint of scandal in his ministry – can pass away so young then we should all fear God and throw ourselves on His mercy. Why did he pass away so young? Perhaps there are hints in the prophetic stories and lessons of 1 and 2 Kings – or maybe we will never know until we get there ourselves and can hear it in his own words.

This summary of the Perfect Storm prophecy also illustrates that timing is always an issue in prophetic interpretation. Jackson points to 2010-2020 as the most likely time period for the ‘Perfect Storm’ to unfold. In hindsight, it appears that this time period is only the ‘beginning of birth pangs’ for the prophecy. Interestingly, John Paul keys in on 2020 – Terry Bennett has also predicted an intensification of events in the US shortly following 2020.

Where goes gold? (updated, 10/16/19) Jackson also points to gold going up and then down again. In 2015 when he spoke gold was around the $1200+ per ounce range, not far from where it is today ($1491.20 as of 10/11/19). Note that at that time, Jackson says that gold will go down even more. Gold’s low over the last five year period is around $1050, reached in December of 2015. Does this mean gold will go even lower, or higher from here? Jackson predicts here in 2015 that gold will go “well below $1000/oz.” This  has not yet occurred and would have to preface either a boom in the economy we haven’t seen yet or a surprise in the discovery and supply of gold, or both. CS analyses on gold look for it to stay around or above the $800 to $850 range – if a further drop ever occurs. This is due to the current cost of production of one ounce of gold – but psychological factors in the markets could drive the price even lower for a time, or keep it slightly higher. See the Common Sense Money-Interpretation Page for more. One 2019 gold forecast looks for a price of $1550 by year end. In general, CS expects gold to hit at or close to $1000 long before it hits $1650. See our Money Page week of 12/01/19 for a more recent update on gold.

Must See – How Does Biblical Prophecy Work?, Ben Witherington III, Seven Minute Seminary, Seedbed

A 2nd American Revolutionary-Civil War Is Coming (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

CS Commentary: Neville, Terry Bennett, and Sadhu all continue to testify that some level of a 3rd Civil War (Revolutionary War, Civil War, Future Civil War) is coming to America. The intensity of the conflict can be lessened by repentance and prayer of the American church. What should God’s people do? 1) Pray that you don’t lose your Christian liberty, 2) Pray that you escape from the wrath to come, 3) Pray for your children and against their evil indoctrination, 4) Fast and pray to stand strong against these evil days. See Rick Joyner link in Week Of above for the initial prophecy that Sadhu refers to.

Worldwide Persecution And Martyrdom: The Pope Is The False Prophet (video, right), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

CS Commentary: Pope calls for one-world religion in Holland in 2020. Check links here and here for confirmation.

We Are At The ‘Tail End’ Of The Last Days: The Two Witnesses And The Gospel Of The Kingdom, Sadhu Selvaraj, Jim Bakker Show/The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Coming

Message 2019: Israel Split, US Divided, Sadhu Selvaraj

CS Commentary: Seems like this, which may be a splicing of different prophetic words in different places, includes some prophetic words from as early as 2014, and 2016-17. Sadhu talks about the significance of the number 70, how it relates to longevity of life, the nation of Israel, release from captivity, visitation of angels, etc. There is an interesting encounter with Michael that begins about the 10:00 mark: he speaks of 1948, 1967, and 2017 as significant dates for Israel and seems to prophesy another major Israeli war in 2017. This did not happen.

But, he speaks of the 70 year celebration of Israel as a nation as from 1947 (when the covenant was signed) to 2017. So the significance of 2017 for Israel is that her 70 years as a nation are ending. Sometime following 2017 Israel will go into another captivity. Dec 23, 2016, the UN passed a resolution to divide Israel into 2 states. Same thing happened with the resolution of 1948. The US initiated and allowed this resolution to be passed (Obama’s administration).

Nov 30, 2011 Sadhu had an open vision of an angel telling him about a betrayal of Israel by the US. Whoever divides Israel will also be divided. Zech 1:12-16 prophesies the division of the land.

How To Cleanse Your Spirit, Mind & Heart Daily (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

CS Commentary: Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ spoke of the same sort of process back in the 1970’s and 1980’s – he called it ‘spiritual breathing’ and wrote a little blue booklet and a ‘transferable concept’ about it. The minute that you are conscious of sin, repent and confess it to God and claim forgiveness by faith (1 John 1:9). The prophet Bob Jones asked the Lord once many years ago “who is the most esteemed saint on the face of the earth?” The Lord’s response to him was a woman, Corrie Ten Boom, who had survived the Holocaust. When he asked “Why?” the Lord told him it was because she was aware of her sin and kept short accounts, confessing it throughout the day – as soon as she was aware of it.

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… To continue reading, click here.

The Coming Civil War Among Christians (video, right), Neville Johnson, MastersPiece

Terry Bennett: The Prophetic Movement Is Dead In The Heart Of God/Public Figures In Sin Should Be Exposed Publicly, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

CS Commentary: Some interesting comments on wealth as a test beginning about 12:00 in.

Terry Bennett: Hollywood Will Be Diminished And Silenced, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

CS Commentary: This is a short excerpt of Terry’s message to The Gathering Place, Hollywood CA in 2018.

Common Sense Interpretation


Evaluations

CS Evaluation: 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.

CS Evaluation: 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.

CS Evaluation: 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 

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

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?

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


Books:

Must Hear: Newt’s World Podcast Hear Lee Smith, author of ‘The Plot Against The President’ talk about how American media methods are now ‘third world’ and explain why CA Congressman Devin Nunes is the ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Washington’ of today.

Culture:

Gutfeld Breaks Down Robert DeNiro’s Irrational Views On Trump (video, left), The Five, Fox News

Former Homicide Detective Investigating Epstein’s ‘Black Book’: Here’s What He Found, Watter’s World, no one

The Second American Revolutionary/Civil War, Part 9, Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries

What Hallmark’s Decision To Reinstate LGBT Ads Says About Our Culture, David Lane, Charisma

Quote: “75% of evangelical and pro-life Catholic Christians stay home on Election Day.”

China Responds Slowly And A Pig Disease Becomes An Epidemic, Central News/NY Times; Or, see the video here

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Playboy Playmate Holly Madison With The Inside Story On The Playboy Mansion (video, left), Fox5NY

Here’s What You’re Stubborn About According To Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie; Also see, Take The Psychology Junkie Personality Test, Psychology Junkie

The INFJ’s Favorite Question, Boom Shikha, Introvert Dear

How To Tell If A Woman Is Into You Without Asking, Tara Blair Ball, Medium

The Best Place To Take The Enneagram Personality Test: Enneagram Institute; Also see, Myers-Briggs And The Enneagram: What’s The Same And What’s Different? Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie

The Best Of Jordan Peterson’s Interview With A Feminist GQ Reporter, Vienna School

Movies:

Knives Out, Trailer #2 (video, left), Movie Coverage

Hollywood Rage, Trump, And Robert DeNiro, Greg Gutfeld And The Five, Fox News

Dark Waters, Official Trailer, Focus Features

CS Review: Not a great film, but a great, important story behind the film that is worth seeing. Suffers from a confused structure and slow, plodding development and loose editing – but the cast and performances are solid with an outstanding performance by the actor playing the farmer/rancher who is the original petitioner of the case against Dupont. CS Grade: C+

The True Story Behind ‘Dark Waters,’ (video, right), ABC News

Quote: “Even one individual standing up can make a change.”

Music:

I’ll Do Anything (video, left), Kiefer Sutherland

Something You Love, Official Video, Kiefer Sutherland

‘Jesus Got A Tight Grip On My Soul’: Blake Shelton’s New Faith, CBN

Kanye West And Joel Osteen Reportedly Planning Massive Event At Yankee Stadium, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma

Kiefer Sutherland’s New Record Shows His ‘Reckless’ Side, Amy Young, Phoenix New Times

Sports: 

Herd Hierarchy: Colin’s Top 10 NFL Teams, Week 15 (video, left), The Herd

CS Commentary: Colin is great, but we believe he’s wrong on the #1 here and we pick the Saints to win the Super Bowl, with the 49ers a runner-up choice.

Expect New Sun Trust Park Moniker In 2020, Ballpark Digest

Ryan: Falcons Doing Everything They Can To Save Dan Quinn’s Job As Head Coach, Nick Shook, NFL.com

CS Commentary: Here is the clear problem with the Falcons – all the players ‘love’ Quinn and, supposedly, want to play hard for him. But, if that’s the case why have they been inconsistent all year? They beat the Saints and the 49ers, away, two of the best teams in the NFL, yet have a 5-9 record. What is that except coaching? Do you think Bill Belicheck is ‘loved’ by his players? No. But he is feared. They all know if they don’t perform that they will be leaving a team that is a potential Super Bowl contender most years. The fact that Dan Quinn is so ‘loved’ is the problem. He needs to go.

NFL: Bad Team Owners Do Not Win The Super Bowl And Excellent Coaches Get Fired, The Herd

CS Commentary: Again, apply everything he says about Cowboys and Browns to the Falcons.

Tech:

Google Assistant Interpreter Mode Coming To Phones Today, Sam Byford, The Verge

Google Maps Tracks You Everywhere. Here’s How To Delete What It Stores, Todd Haselton, CNBC

Travel:

Delta Flight Attendants Say Their Uniforms Are Making Them Lose Their Hair, Break Out With Hives, And Cough Uncontrollably, David Slotnick, Business Insider

Passenger Records Flames Coming From Engine As United Flight Makes Emergency Landing, CNN

Hyatt Introduces Peak Award Pricing And More, One Mile At A Time

Delta Does Away With Middle Seat Upgrades, Zach Wichter, The Points Guy

Passenger Has Nasty Surprise On United Airlines Flight – A Scorpion Stung Her, Morgan Hines, USA Today

TV/Streaming:

What Really Happened On Epstein’s Private Planes (video, left), 60 Minutes Australia

How To Get Disney, Apple, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime For Free And What To Know Before You Sign Up, Leslie Albrecht, MarketWatch

Simon Cowell’s Lawyers Meet With Gabrielle Union Over Complaints Of ‘Toxic Culture’ At ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Matt Donnelly, Yahoo

Ainsley Earhardt Did This After Howard Stern’s Mocked Her Faith On Air, Yale Halon, Fox News

Quotes Of The Month:

“My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is ‘peace for our time.’ Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.” – Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister, September 30, 1938 [A few days later Germany would occupy Czechoslovakia; the following year, Poland.]

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