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Supreme Court + Shaking Of US Politicians + War On The Horizon + A US ‘David’ + Trump 2020 (video, left), Kim Clement, Rafael Nuez Jr
CS Commentary: This appears to be an amalgamation of different prophetic words from different times, the ‘David’ word about a future President, not Trump, then the word at the end about Trump.
CS Evaluation: There should be better challenges by the interviewer in this discussion. There are many problems with Johnson’s arguments here. First, how does Phil Johnson, executive director of John McArthur’s Grace Community Church radio ministry and editor of his books, know that if you go to hell you would not come back? Where is the written rule? It is certainly not anywhere in Scripture, in fact, doesn’t tradition and Scripture hold that Jesus visited hell during the time of His death and resurrection? So, Jesus visited hell and came back and the Bible calls believers His brothers (Heb 1-4), so wouldn’t that imply that the same experience, on some level, might be open to all of us? To Continue Reading See This Link.
When You Say ‘Yes’ To God You Step Into The Supernatural, Marilyn Hickey, Charisma
Two Disturbing Prophetic/Healing Trends, Jeremiah Johnson, Facebook
Must Read: Why Charisma Is Still Behind Trump In Spite Of Christianity Today’s Anti-Trump Editorial, Stephen Strang, Charisma
The Truth About CT’s Op-Ed and The Left Leaning ‘Never-Trumpers’, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Must See – Clothing And Color (video, left), John Paul Jackson, Stream’s Ministries
Must See – Color In Dreams (video, below 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.
The Second American Revolutionary/Civil War, Part 9: Timing, Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries
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 (updated 12/28/19)
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
Prophecy Related News & Resources
Six Anti-Semitic Attacks In NYC In Four Days Of Hannakuh, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News
9 Christians Murdered For Refusing To Recite Islamist Creed, Save The Persecuted Christians, Charisma
End Times Prophecy Coming To Pass In Israel Right Now, Rabbi Eric Tokajer, Charisma
If You Contribute To Palestinian Causes Your Money Is Going To Terror And Corruption, Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute
Israel’s Military Chief: We’re Going It Alone In War Against Iran, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News
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
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. To Continue Reading See This Link
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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, SeedbedTerry 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
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: 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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Why Men Are Bailing Out (video, left), Jordan Peterson, Bite-Sized Philosophy
George Washington And America’s Christmas Miracle, Newt Gingrich
Why This Pastor Still Believes In Santa Claus, Stephen Strang, Charisma
New Device Protects Packages From Porch Pirates, One America News/You Tube
Asian Hornet Invades Washington State, But Don’t Panic – It Likes Honeybees, Scottie Andrew, CNN
Harvey Weinstein Sued By Model For Sexual Assault When She Was 16, Ashley Collins, The Hollywood Reporter
The Core Needs Of Every Myers-Briggs Personality Type, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie
Eating In A 6 Hour Window And 18 Hour Fasting Might Give You A Longer Life, Scottie Andrew, CNN
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
CS Commentary: We usually hate Terrance Malik movies because of their slow, prodding pace, focus on cinematography, and poorly structured stories – but this one sounds interesting.
Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick The 10 Worst Movies Of 2019, The Hollywood Reporter
‘Richard Jewell’ Raises Troubling Questions About How FBI And Media Operate, Judith Miller, Fox News
‘Richard Jewell’ Is A Story Of Media And Government Bungling That Is Still Fresh Today, Edward Chang, The Federalist
Award Winning Film Tells Story Of Israel’s Prophetic Rebirth, Super User, Charisma
Why ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’ Flaws Shouldn’t Surprise Fans, Graeme McMillan, The Hollywood Reporter
This Is How It’s Done (video, left), Kiefer Sutherland
I’ll Do Anything, Kiefer Sutherland
Something You Love, Official Video, Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland’s New Record Shows His ‘Reckless’ Side, Amy Young, Phoenix New Times
After Two Losing Seasons Its Clear Falcon’s Quinn Is Not The Man For The Job, Mark Bradley, AJC
CS Commentary: Like we’ve been saying with the stats and analysis to back it up.
Don’t Be Fooled Dan Quinn Should Still Be Fired As Head Coach, Tom Pollin, Sports Illustrated
CS Commentary: Ditto.
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
These Are The Free Amenities Delta Gives In First, Business, Premium Economy, And Comfort Plus On Long Haul Flights, Dave Slotnick, Business Insider
Why Airlines Are Releasing Fewer Last Minute Award Seats, One Mile At A Time
Alaska Airlines Apologizes For Terrible Holiday Travel Experience, Dawn Gilbertson, USA Today
Delta Flight Attendants Say Their Uniforms Are Making Them Lose Their Hair, Break Out With Hives, And Cough Uncontrollably, David Slotnick, Business Insider
’24’, Season 1, Trailer, (video , left), noblebenard/20th Century Fox
CS Commentary: For anyone who hasn’t seen ’24’, Kiefer Sutherland’s 8+ seasons remain some of the best viewing on Streaming/TV. Jack Bauer may be the best action hero creation of all time, at least equal to James Bond and Jason Bourne. Catch it on Amazon Prime.
Lesbian Ads On The Hallmark Channel Are Just The Beginning, Hans Fiene, The Federalist
‘Marriage Story’ Is A Predictable Feminist Screed, Suzanne Venker, The Federalist
How To Get Disney, Apple, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime For Free And What To Know Before You Sign Up, Leslie Albrecht, MarketWatch
Quotes Of The Month:
“It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.” – George Washington
“No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” Abraham Lincoln