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A Challenge: The Church Lost Its Authority Long Ago (video, left), Loren Sandford, New Song Church
An Open Letter To Ron Cantor On Prophets And Prophecy, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
Man Sets Out To Share Gospel With 1 Million Muslims, Emory Colvin, Charisma
Pastors Think They Are Keeping Their Messages Shorter – Church Goers Disagree, Aaron Earls, Charisma
Powerful Insights From Psalm 91 To Protect You From Covid-19 And Understand Supernatural Healing, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Must Hear – New Direction For This Season: Since When Did The Church Become A Meeting? (audio only) 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
Building The Global ‘Perfect Storm’ Portfolio, Short Version, updated 2/29/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money
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.
Signs Of The Times: The Ministry Of Elijah, 2/5 2013 (video, left), Terry Bennett, Messengers Of Shiloh
CS Commentary: According to Terry, the Lord told him that it will only be in the darkest of times that the glory of the Lord will arise in the USA. There will be no election solution for the US. Before this time of Coronavirus crisis, in 2013, Terry speaks of many of the events unfolding in our nation today –
Around 15;00: ‘If you can feel it, you are meant to see it.’ Feeling is one of the spiritual senses, seeing is another. We are at the beginning (in 2013) of the rise of Haman and the plot to take down America and to persecute the church. At 16:00 he starts the bulk of the message on 1 Kings. At 21:00 he talks about how we project our own ideas on to Biblical characters and the Bible. Elijah is Elijah. Elijah himself will return. To run is to see God replace you. Elijah found that out the hard way. Salvation is not the end or the goal, just part of the way back. A wise Master Builder is after original intent – first purpose, the Bride of Christ. When God has His kind, He will return. At 34:30 – so many doctrines going on in the church that have nothing to do with God. At 38:00 – we are about to see the true prophetic ministry arise again in the earth. What has been going on so far is false. The true prophetic ministry always confronts the old ministry, which has compromise and mixture. God never wants too many. Gideon had too many. At 47:00 – God will start by having the Spirit of Elijah confront the false prophets within the church. It is going to begin within the church. The answer for this hour is the ministry of Divine Authority back in the earth. Suddenly, out of nowhere, Elijah appears.
At 1:02 – When God interrupts us, He is testing us, to see if we want what we are praying for. 1:05 – A vision: Do you give up your name? What’s in a name? Your identity. At the name of Jesus every knee bows and every tongue confesses. God is not calling us to the possible, but to the impossible. The beginning of all true ministry is the burden of the Lord. God must break our own reputation and our desire to make a name for ourselves.
Must See – The Resurrection Power Of God Is About To Come On The Church – Here Is How To Participate (video, right), Sadhu Selvaraj, Digital Workshop
Prophecy Related News & Resources
Instances Of Christian Persecution In The US Are Increasing, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Israelis Forced To Microchip By Government Speak Out Against The Plan, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News
The Goal Was To Kill As Many Christians As Possible, Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute
20 Year Prophecy Of War Between China And America Igniting WW3 Begins To Take Shape, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News; Also see, Violence Erupts As Chinese Officials Attack Christians At Church, Faithwire
Technologist Says ‘Sky is Falling’ And World’s Astroid Experts Are Wrong, Lee Billings, Scientific American
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Common Sense Interpretation
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
Wolf Hall Series: Classic 21st Century Historical Fiction, Tony Daniel, The Federalist
The Truth About 5G (video, left), Real Engineering
CS Commentary: Interesting counterpoint to all of the ‘5G is going to kill us all’ videos circulating. Quote: “If you are afraid of 5G you might as well be afraid of street lights.”
Jimmy Kimmel, US Media, Facebook All Peddle ‘Fake News’ (video, right), Sky News Australia
The Prophecies Of ‘Q’, Adrienne LaFrance, The Atlantic
CS Commentary: The Atlantic has become a very liberal magazine over the years, so you would expect a critical, cryptic article on Q and his supporters, but this is largely an objective, well-informed piece. That said, we don’t embrace a few of the comments, views or sources, like The NY Times quotes. Still, this provides a pretty good, up to date to 2020 history on ‘Q,’ and some scary insight into the way Christians are hooked into it. For some reason the article completely ignores NBC’s interesting 2018 analysis of who ‘Q’ really is as well as OAN’s video interview of ‘Microchip’, and the disputed co-founder of ‘Q’, video, this page above. For more, see our Medium articles, here.
How Coronavirus Compares To Leading Causes Of Death In US, Houston Chronicle
Lori Loughlin’s Unbelievable Arrogance? Martha Ross, Mercury News
Must See – The Top 5 Myths About Coronavirus (video, left), Tipping Point, OAN
Vitamin D Determines Severity In Covid-19, Trinity College Dublin, Sci Tech Daily
CS Commentary: As predicted the video we had up at left was censored by You Tube. You Tube also has censored others, like the first link above, with this Dr. We know nothing about this woman, but her testimony is interesting and comes across as very credible. Both videos are definitely worth viewing, though the first link above is a much more clear argument than the video at left, in which the argument gets lost in some of the details. See the link for her book here.
Is Dr. Fauci To Blame For Everything? Is There A ‘Rat’ In The White House? Updated 5/10/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
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
Did Marilyn Monroe Abort JFK or RFK’s Baby Before Her Death? Fred Lawrence Guiles, The Daily Beast
Three Classic Film Noir Choices For Your Quarantine, Paulina Enck, The Federalist; Also see, Best Pandemic Movies, Misquoted On Movies
Which Do You Like Best? Cyniah Elise Sings Same Song As Maykala, American Idol 2020
American idol 2020 Top 20 Performers, American Idol; Also see, American Idol Makes History With At Home Results And Performances, Lyndsey Parker, Yahoo.com
The Natural: MLB Legend Recalls His 27 Strikeout Game, Salena Zito, Townhall
Falcons 2020 Schedule: It Gets Tougher Towards The End, Jason Butt, The Athletic
What Your Hotel Stay Will Look Like In A World After Coronavirus, Nick Ellis, The Points Guy
These Reverse Airline Seats May Be The Future Of Flying, Olivia Harvey, Apartment Therapy
How Will You Know When It’s Safe To Travel Again? Johnny Jet, Smarter Travel
Has Anyone Ever Made A Sign? (video, left), Sebastian Maniscalco
Will There Be A Season 5 Of The Last Kingdom? Amanda Spence, Cheat Sheet
Report Finds Netflix Pushes Explicit Content To Minors, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist
What ‘All-American’ Gets Wrong And Right About Football Culture, Rodger Sherman, The Ringer
The Trail, Trailer, Netflix
CS Commentary: Here’s an Italian series that we didn’t know what to make of at first. Are all of the characters unlikeable and morally compromised – or does it just take more time for the plot to fully develop? It turns out it’s the later. Who you like at the end may be much different than who you like in the beginning…and there are some good twists and turns getting there. You have to compensate for some of the cheesy translations in the overdubs – which we never like, btw, but these overdubs are better than most – and apparently the Italian legal system is much different from America’s otherwise the ending doesn’t really makes sense. But ultimately this series is entertaining and satisfying, another interesting layer of Roman society and culture. We weren’t sure whether to give it an A or a B so…CS Grade: A-
Quotes Of The Month:
“Faith is a refusal to panic, come what may.” — Martin Lloyd Jones, pastor
“Faith is spelled R-I-S-K.” — John Wimber, Pastor and Founder, Vineyard Ministries International