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Three Ways To Discern A Calling To The Office Of Prophet (video, left), Jennifer LeClaire
Why Your Prayers Don’t Work, John Burton, Charisma
The Nebuchadnezzar Spirit Is Rising In The Prophetic Movement, Jennifer LeClaire, 360 Prophetic
Why God Chose Bethlehem, Kyle Winkler, Charisma
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.
2020: A Year Of Chaos, A Year Of Clarity, Michael Brown, Charisma
Dreams And Dream Interpretation: An Introduction, part one, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
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)
Prophecy Related News & Resources
Germany’s Middle Eastern Criminal Clans, Judith Bergman, The Gatestone Institute
Europe: Anti-Christian Attacks Reach All Time High in 2019, Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute
Quote: “Gatestone Institute reviewed thousands of newspaper reports, police blotters…from Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain. The research shows…that roughly 3,000 Christian churches, schools, cemeteries and monuments were vandalized, looted or defaced in Europe during 2019 — which is on track to becoming a record year for anti-Christian sacrilege on the continent.”
The Top 5 Doomsday Predictions For 2020 That Did Not Pan Out, Maxim Lott, Fox News
Top Ten Prophecies Of 2019, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News
The People Of The Cross Exhibit, Save The Persecuted Christians
The Woman Who Sparked The Maccabean Revolt, Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler, Breaking Israel News
Newspaper Associated With Turkey’s Erdogan: The US Is ‘Great Satan’ Occupying World With Military Bases, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News
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Common Sense Interpretation
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
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
In ‘Blue Moon’ Jack Reacher Is Back – And He’ll Hit Amazon Prime Soon, Clay Waters, The Federalist; Also see, A Summary Of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Novels, Tony Daniels, The Federalist
New York Times Discovers Voters Are Paying Little Mind To Impeachment, Tristian Justice, The Federalist
Why Men Are Bailing Out, 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
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
The Worst Movies Of The 2010’s, Emily Jashinski, The Federalist; Also see, Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick The 10 Worst Movies Of 2019, The Hollywood Reporter
Star Wars Leads Box Office With Disappointing $175.5 Million, Eric Schwartzel, WSJ
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.
‘Richard Jewell’ Raises Troubling Questions About How FBI And Media Operate, Judith Miller, Fox News; Also see, ‘Richard Jewell’ Is A Story Of Media And Government Bungling That Is Still Fresh Today, Edward Chang, The Federalist
Holy Fire (left), Ric Blair
CS Commentary: This song should be a classic by now.
I’ll Do Anything, Kiefer Sutherland
Something You Love, Official Video, Kiefer Sutherland
Falcons To Keep Quinn, Dimitroff For 2020, D. Orlando Ledbetter, AJC
Old Arthur Blank Would Have Cleaned House, New One Clings To Hope, Jeff Schultz, The Athletic
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
The Expanse, Season 1 (video, left), Trailer, Syfy
The Expanse, Season 1, Rotten Tomatoes Reveiw
The Expanse Season 1 Review, The Review Geek
’24’, Season 1, Trailer, 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.
Quotes Of The Month:
“The excessive skepticism of many liberal theologians [to the Divinity of Jesus Christ] stems not from a careful evaluation of the available data, but from an enormous predisposition against the supernatural.” – Yale archaeologist and professor, Millard Burrows