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Time To Test The Prophetic Word: Some Principles (video, left), Loren Sandford, New Song Church
CS Commentary: We like Loren, and in general, we like these principles for testing prophetic words. Loren’s 2005 book, Purifying The Prophetic, was ground-breaking and largely ignored – unfortunately – by prophetic leadership. The problem with some of these principles is that they rely on one’s interpretation of the Bible and many times believer’s interpretation of the Bible is overshadowed by ‘tradition’ (read: misinterpretation). For example: if you have been raised to believe that the Rapture is coming soon, before the 2nd Coming of Christ, and a prophet, like Sadhu Selvaraj, teaches that the Rapture is not coming soon and is not pre-tribulational, you may be inclined to reject that person as a genuine prophet. In Sadhu’s case, that would be a mistake. This is the main problem with Loren’s first three principles, though in general they are still good suggestions to try to follow when evaluating any prophecy. For our primary criterion on how to evaluate prophets and prophecy, see Evaluating Prophets And Prophecy.
A Dream: Gabriel Is Coming (video, right), Paul Keith Davis, White Dove Ministries
CS Commentary: Sometimes it is important not to overcomplicate an interpretation. This is a spiritual-prophetic dream that, as Paul Keith implies, tells us simply that a season of new level heavenly encounters is approaching for many in the Body of Christ that will lead us further into the transitory era that will lead to the next phase of God’s program for the End Times. Paul Keith’s commentary following the dream fills out the context of the interpretation.
I Am Bringing Down The Giant Of Injustice, Lana Vawser, Elijah List
Must See Prophetic Rewind: Prophetic Headlines From Heaven (video, left), John Paul Jackson, Streams Ministries
CS Commentary: John Paul Jackson was one of the most respected prophetic figures of the last 3 decades, and passed away in 2015 at the young age of 64. He saw his first ‘headline from heaven’ in September 1985. He says upfront in this video: the Prophetic Headlines that I’ve been given…To Continue Reading Click Here
Lightning Over Washington Monument In D. C. (video, right), CBS News/WKRG; Also see, Sign Of Lightning Falls In D.C. Right After Hank Kunneman Prophecy, Elijah List; Also see, Washington Monument Struck By Lightning, Fox News
Baptisms, Miracles Break Out In Minneapolis Near Site Of George Floyd’s Death, Tess Farrand, Charisma
Dutch Sheets Shares Lana Vawser’s Prophecy: The King Of Glory Is Stepping In (video, left), King Of Kings Worship Center
CS Evaluation: The Most Vivid Dream I’ve Ever Had (video, right), Sid Roth Its Supernatural
CS Evaluation of Sid Roth’s Dream: We disagree with the posted interpretation of this dream, but not with the prophetic words spoken over Sid in the interpretation video. We believe this to be a personal dream giving specific direction and encouragement to the dreamer. To continue reading see this link
Billy Graham’s Chilling Warning Before He Went To Heaven, Larry Tomczak, Charisma
The Birthing Room – A Word For Those In Travail, Lana Vawser, Elijah List
‘Two Storms’ – And What They Really Mean, Johnny Enlow, Elijah List
Powerful Insights From Psalm 91 To Protect You From Covid-19 And Understand Supernatural Healing, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Building The Global ‘Perfect Storm’ Portfolio, Short Version, updated 2/29/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money
Must See – America’s ‘Perfect Storm’: 7 Different Storms (video, left), Bob Jones/Bonnie Jones
CS Commentary: Bob Jones passed away Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014. Original trance/vision in the 1990’s, then Bob released this video in 2010. Perfect storm was to begin sometime after Oral Roberts death. He died in 2009. Storm 1 – Government/Political. The true government of the church will rise up. Christians will begin having an authoritative voice. Storm 2 – Spiritual. People are going to diviners to find the truth. This will bring no hope. The real prophets will begin to come forth. Spiritual authority will come. Storm 3 – Financial. The evangelist will come in. You are going to begin to see the Lord’s Woodstocks [as a result of financial trauma]. Greater wealth will come into the church than ever before. Storm 4 – Social. We have had too much hierarchy and not enough relationship. Unity will come and each person will find his place. Home meetings will have an anointing. This will be where people get equipped for the harvest. Focus on building ‘barns’ – home meetings. No barns, no ability to handle the harvest. Storm 5 – Emotional. A very dangerous storm. People are going to ‘lose it.’ The home groups are to calm people’s emotions and show them the light. Storm 6 – Infirmity. Media will scare people. Media is the ‘new terrorist.’ The Saints have the say, not the devil or his people. Storm 7 – Geo-physical. Earthquakes and shaking. Believers can take authority for less death. Revelation about where to be and when to be there. There will be volcanoes and tidal waves. Natural process in the earth we can’t stop, but we can stop the death. Volcanic eruptions will affect seasons. Fungus, blights, droughts, famines. Energy can become cheap through cold fusion? We are in a time of Jeremiah 33:3 and Isaiah 48:6-7. August 2008 Vision of 3 Elders. The 2010’s were to be symbolized by a people with the faith of God, 2020’s by the rest of God. In CS’s opinion, think of these decade symbols as beginning in that decade and then continuing to move forward and increase in the life of the church. Great words from Bob, particularly around the 35:00-36:00+ part of this video. For historical reference, Billy Graham died February 21, 2018. Must see video – if you only watch one Spiritual Life video this month, this should be it!
Audio: The Days Ahead, Nita Johnson, 5/07/20, World For Jesus Ministries
Must Hear – New Direction For This Season: Since When Did The Church Become A Meeting? (audio only, click this link) Terry Bennett, 5/10/20, Messengers Of Shiloh
CS Commentary: Terry’s message starts a little after 30:00. What we are experiencing now is a ‘Baby Pandemic.’ This is not what Terry has previously seen where the church will not be able to meet. That will be brought on by persecution of the church in the US. To continue reading commentary/synopsis see here
An Open Letter To Ron Cantor On Prophets And Prophecy, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
Special Update/Must See – The Meaning Of The Present Covid-19 Crisis Relative To What Is Coming The Next Decade (video, left), Sunday Service 4/19/20, Terry Bennett, Messengers Of Shiloh
CS Commentary: This message and the video to the right complement each other. The whole message is good and worth listening to but the relevant portion directed to Coronavirus, the meaning of this crisis, and the church, on the video at left, begins around 1:28 (1 hour, 28 minutes in). At 1:35: There is a greater shaking coming…To continue reading see this link…
CS Commentary: Note that Sadhu now says that he does not know when this second more terrifying plague is coming. Previously he said it was coming before a vaccine for the Covid-19 could be found. We attribute this to prophetic protocol: the Lord may ask true prophets to say things for the purpose of motivating people to repentance and action, hoping that their actions will enable Him to delay judgement (Jer. 18). This is not misinterpretation or prophetic error, though those do occur among less mature or false prophets.
Prophecy Related News & Resources
US-China Military Comparison, 2020 (video, left), Global Analysis
Can China Target US Aircraft Carriers Successfully? Loren Thompson, Forbes
CS Commentary: We hope his conclusions are true. But, if so, why has one former Navy Admiral said that all of our carriers could be destroyed in the first five minutes of war? Could the answer be that China and Russia have both been ahead of the US in the area of hypersonic weapons? And, what about the impending advances that will be created by 5G and AI? Fortunately the US may be catching up in the hypersonic area, though the truth is not entirely clear (see below).
Navy Aircraft Carriers: Too Vulnerable To Survive China? The National Interest
If Aircraft Carriers Are Vulnerable, Here Is How The Navy Can Replace Them, T. X. Hammes, The National Interest/Yahoo News
B1 Bomber May Become Face Of US Military In The Pacific, Oriana Pawlyk, Miltary.com/Yahoo News
Can US Aircraft Carriers Survive Hypersonic Weapons? Jon Harper, National Defense
Pentagon Confirms Development Of Hypersonic, ‘Super-Duper’ Missile, Alex Pappas, Fox News
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Common Sense Interpretation
CS Evaluation – Precious Metals? How Christians Can Respond To Current Financial Trends, Dexter P. Lyons, Charisma
CS Evaluation: In general, there is some good advice here, though we don’t agree with some of the details. Technically, the Fed is not ‘monetizing’ the debt ( ) – if it were the U.S. would be in a serious and precarious situation reminiscent of nations like Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and others which have quickly gone on to experience hyperinflation and social-economic collapse. For more, see . Silver is probably the better buy over gold for now. Many see gold continuing up, but we are more contrarians on this subject. Gold is at its highest point since 2011-2012, when it almost hit $2000 an ounce. What is has going for it: continued economic uncertainty and volatility, at least for the short term; dwindling supply; increasing demand. Depressors on the price? An economic turn for the good, increasing stock market, interest rates that turn up, and any discovery that finds more supply or increases mining potential. The production cost of gold is anywhere from about $900 to $1200/ounce, so gold could possibly fall into that range again before going higher. We feel that, medium term at least, gold is likely to be lower before it tests and exceeds $2000 again. But, only time will tell. That said, if you don’t own any physical gold it is always a good time to buy some.
CS Evaluation (see below): Prophetic Dream: Trump Catches The Big One (video, left), Bonnie Jones/Bob Jones
CS Evaluation: We do not believe this dream is about President Trump, the economy, or the gold standard. It is about the retrieval of a destiny that has been lost because of a poor decision made about twelve years ago. The biggest interpretive question here is...To Continue Reading And For Video See This Link
CS Evaluation Of Ask Pastor John: CS totally disagrees with Pastor John’s point of view, which is: Christians should be discouraged from owning firearms for the purpose of self-defense. To Continue Reading And For Video See This Link
CS Evaluation: We don’t believe the Coronavirus economic ‘event’ will immediately lead to financial ruin. The stock market, separate from the economy and leading it by about 6 months, will come back sooner. Goldman Sachs is predicting a third quarter recovery, others sooner, or slightly later. The economy will come back in stages and recovery will be different – some businesses will thrive, others will go out of business. The world has changed, no doubt, but the consumer has always come back after crisis. Longer term, this crisis continues to set the US and other nations up for an eventual global debt explosion – but this should happen later, into the late 2020’s or 2030’s.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy: We need truth over tradition, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy
Invitation To Intimacy – Developing An Old Testament Theology Through God’s Rhetoric With Intimates, Seaborn Hall, For OT Theology, Fuller Seminary
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 which can be found on the Prophecy-Spiritual Life Interpretation Page.
More Common Sense
Harbinger II – The Return, Jonathan Cahn, Charisma
CS Commentary: Dinesh explains – without naming it – how America is beginning to look like Nazi Germany in the 1930’s with Antifa acting in the role of the party’s ‘para-military’, or as they were known under Hitler, the ‘Brownshirts.’
CS Commentary: FYI, the Gallup poll is ranked among the last of the polls for accuracy by Newsmax 2020.
Report That George W. Bush Won’t Vote For Trump 2020 Inaccurate, Justine Coleman, The Hill
Chinese Propaganda Outlet Has Paid US Newspapers $19 Million For Advertising-Printing, Chuck Ross, Daily Caller
Why We Must Take A Firm Stand Against Facebook Censoring Prager U, Stephen Strang, Charisma
When The Empath Meets The Narcissist, Zita Fontaine, Medium
How To Spot Toxic People (And Meet New, Interesting People Instead), Christina Care, Medium
Update: CDC Home Pages On Coronavirus; Also see here; Also see, CDC Updated Global Map On Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus, CDC; Also see, Coronavirus Resource Center, John Hopkins University
Medicare And Coronavirus, medicare.gov
CS Commentary: Charlize Theron won the 2003 Academy Award For Best Actress for her role as Aileen Wuornos.
Backfire: ‘Gone With The Wind’ Sales Explode After HBO And Leftists Attack And Ban Movie, Ryan Saavedra, The Daily Wire
Actor Spent Months Making Christopher Nolan Film He Still Doesn’t Understand, Zack Sharf, Indie Wire
CS Commentary: Sounds like the last Nolan film I walked out of confused and frustrated, Inception. If you can’t make sense of a Nolan film its not because he’s smart, but because the film doesn’t make sense.
The Good Liar, Official Trailer, Warner Bros, Pictures
CS Review: A good solid film, very entertaining with some interesting twists and turns and well-cast, with great performances. CS Grade: A-
Lady Antebellum Get A Brutal Lesson Of What Happens When You Bend To The Mob, Matt Vespa, Townhall
Pentecostal Pastor Says Winning The Voice Was Validating, Humbling, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma
CS Commentary: This at least partially explains the Falcon’s – and other team’s – struggles the last few years. Both the Coach and General Manager positions should be on the line this year.
How To Retire In The Philippines, Kathleen Peddicord, Yahoo
Jay Leno: What Its Like To Drive Tesla’s Cybertruck In LA’s Underground Tunnel, Tom Huddleston, Jr., CNBC
Why I Told The BBC America Needs A Revival, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Dave Chappell’s New ‘Unrefined’ Special Is A Showcase Of His Greatness, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist
First Original Series About Jesus Christ Takes Off During Quarantine, Efrem Graham, Charisma
Quotes Of The Month:
“Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” ― Patrick Henry, Founding Father