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Think For Yourself About What Is True: Principles #1 (video, left), Ray Dalio

CS Commentary: Ray Dalio is one of the richest people in the world and built the most successful hedge fund of all time, Bridgewater Associates. Ray is an acknowledged adherent of Transcendental Meditation, but has figured out a way of working and relating that far exceeds many of those in the Christian church. There is a lot of wisdom here for those who can overlook the whole ‘TM thing.’ For more from Ray Dalio, see the Money link.

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

CS Commentary: 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. Interestingly, John Paul keys in on 2020 – Terry Bennett has also predicted an intensification of events in the US shortly following 2020.

Decoding The Anti-Christ (video, left), Jim Bakker Show

CS Commentary: Really good words on the nature of evil and how deceptive it will be to the masses – even the ‘Christian’ masses. Also some insight on the insidious nature of AI.

What Is The Origin Of Evil? (video, right), Dr Brown

Editor’s Choice


Inward Preparation For Difficult Times, Session 5: America’s Trial By Fire (video, left), Terry Bennett

CS Commentary: Message starts at about the 1:00 point on the video. At about 1:30 Terry starts to speak about a ‘sifting’ of believers that will soon happen in the United States – it will directly involve our ‘stuff,’ our ‘things.’ Look at Job or the experience of Peter to see what sifting looks like – every believer in America will be sifted in the near future. We need a revolutionary change in the way we view the love of God – it does not have to do with us having ‘things.’

Message 2019: Israel Split, US Divided (video, right), 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.

Prophecy And The Power Of Prayer, Part Three, Nita Johnson, World For Jesus Ministries; Also see, Prophecy And The Power Of Prayer, Part Two, Nita Johnson, World For Jesus Ministries; Also see, Prophecy And The Power Of Prayer, Part One, Nita Johnson, World For Jesus Ministries

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

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

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

Prophecy Related News & Resources


Westward Expansion Of Islam Since Its Beginning

The West Is In A ‘Deep Spiritual Crisis,’: Two Scandinavian Women Get It, Raymond Ibrahim

Trump Sends 1500 Troops To Middle East To Counter Iranian Threat, JNS

Kushner To Visit Israel Ahead Of Late June Peace Proposal, JNS

Threat Of Anti-Semitism Comes From Three Directions, JNS/Breaking Israel News

Warning: A Most Un-Civil Law Is Coming, Craig Parshall/NRB, Charisma

American Warships Train In Arabian Sea; Trump Issues Clear Warning To Iran, Breaking Israel News

US Military Conflicts Since WWII

The Third Gulf War Has Already Begun, Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Israel National News

CS Commentary: Considers the recent probable Iranian action against Saudi Oil tankers to be the start of a future major conflagration between Iran and the US. We do not agree with the author that Trump wants war with Iran or that war with Iran is inevitable under his administration.

Do Iran’s Terror Cells In Europe Threaten Israeli Oversea’s Assets? How To Stay Vacation Safe, Yaakov Lappin, JNS

Earthquakes & Natural Disasters Page: Prophetic Insights and Resources, Common Sense Interpretation

Must-See Videos


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

Please Don’t Be Offended: The 2nd Pentecost And The Church And Hillary Clinton And Obama (video, left), Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

God Is Saying ‘Get Out Of The Church!’ (video, right) Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

CS Commentary: Here is what is sure to be a controversial message. As one friend said to me, “But Terry has a church himself!” True. But the church is much more than just an organization with a physical structure that comes together on Sundays and does the same old, same old. Hebrews 10:25 says, not to “forsake [our own] assembling together.” Wherever the people of God come together – and in whatever way – there is the church. Sunday services and structure many times lead to a Western form of church in which one leader’s opinions or ideas rule to create religious traditions that actually impede true relationship and growth. We think this is more to Terry’s point – though he is obviously speaking a polemic against the established, traditional church as well.

‘Warning’ That America Faces Possible Judgment In 2020-2021 (video, left), Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

The Next Few Years Will Be Difficult For America: Leaders Beware! ‘America Is Ripe For Judgment (video, right)’, Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

Episode 10: The Sacrifice God Has Chosen For Us, Neville Johnson, Academy Of Light

CS Commentary: Neville goes right to the heart of things in this short message and explains one of the most important chapters in the Bible, IS 58. “If you start to become love, God will give you the powers of the ages to come.”

Common Sense Interpretation


Briefs 

Dreams With People, Part 3: Celebrities (And Conspiracy Theories), Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Tertullian On Dreams, John Boruff

Dreams That Contain People: Are The People Literal Or Symbolic And What Do They Mean? Part 2, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Dreams That Contain People: Are the people literal or symbolic and what do they mean? Part 1, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

How Should You Respond To The Crazy Thing You Dreamed Last Night, John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries

A Dream From God Has 6 Clear Characteristics, John E. Thomas, Charisma

Dream Discernment: Discerning The Source of Dreams Is The Most Important Aspect Of Dream Interpretation, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

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

The #1 Objection to Prophecy Today: But Prophecy is not For Our Time, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense (coming)

The #2 Objection to Prophecy Today: If It Does Not Come True, It Is a False Prophecy Given by a False Prophet, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Why A Christian Can Have A Demon, John Eckhardt, Charisma

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’s message below in Editor’s Choice.

The Omnipresence Of God: Can The Ordinary Person Walk With God Like Enoch?, Neville Johnson, You Tube

Quote: “Time and eternity are beginning to merge…2018 ushered in a new era…for us to know the times and the seasons is critical…just knowing the season can release grace and favor for us…Israel did not know the time they were living in and they missed out dramatically…there are levels of relationship [with God] and it starts with the omnipresence of God.”

Revelation, Part 3: The Tribulation, The Rapture, The Return, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

Prophetic Dream – ‘And That’s The Way It Is:’ Walter Cronkite Prophesies Coming Financial/Economic Explosions, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy

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:

Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission To Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power, Yaakov Katzj

Culture:

Phil Robertson Of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Wisdom: On Politics, America And Spiritual Life (video, left), Fox Business

I Switched To Google’s New $400 Phone And I’m Never Going Back To $1000+ Smartphones, Ben Gilbert, Business Insider

How To Configure Your iPhone To Work For You And Not Against You, Medium

US Birth Rate At 32 Year Low: Why Its Troubling News For The Future, Fox Business

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

10 Signs Of Aging Poorly

Finding ‘The One’ (video, left), Esther Perel; Also see, How To Be Certain About A Potential Partner, Esther Perel

CDC Warns Amid Salmonella Outbreak: Don’t Kiss Or Snuggle With Chickens, Paulina Dedaj, Fox News

Thousands Of Cancer Diagnoses Tied To Poor Diet, Study Finds, Jacqueline Howard, CNN

Top 10 Signs Of Aging Poorly And How To Reverse Them, Rebekah Edwards, Dr. Axe

Movies:

One Of The Most Important Films Ever Is Hardly Known, Seaborn Hall, Medium

Shania Twain Cast In Film About Jeremy Camp’s Life, Tess Farrand, Charisma/Movieguide

Film Review: John Wick, Chapter 3: Parabellum, John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: Parabellum is Latin, for ‘Prepare For War,’ as in the famous Latin quote, ‘Si vis pacem parabellum,’ or “If you want peace, prepare for war.”

Music:

Maelyn Jarmon, The Voice 2019 Finale: Hallelujah (video, left), The Voice

The Voice 2019 Winner Announcement (video, right), The Voice; Also see, The Voice: Maelyn Jarmon Wins Season 16 Giving John Legend First Win As Coach, Cydney Henderson, USA Today

Also see, Maelyn Performs Rhianna’s ‘Stay’, The Voice 2019; Also see, Rod & Maelyn Perform The Beatles ‘Yesterday, The Voice 2019

CS Commentary: Might be one of the best covers since the original by McCartney and this song has been covered as much as any song in history.

Mel B Fine After Herpes Infection Caused Blindness, Maria Pasquini, People

American Idol Finale Ends With An Upset. Katy Perry May Have Explained Why, Emily Yahr, Washington Post

Sports:

Brave’s Prospect Skips MLB And Plays In Japan (video, left), ESPN

Freddie Freeman Is Baseball’s Often Overlooked Star And That’s Fine By Him, David O’Brien, The Athletic

Atlanta Braves Owner’s Choose Putting $$ Into Buildings Over Building A Bullpen That Works, Jeff Schultz, The Athletic

Evaluating Baseball’s Most Perplexing Division, The NL East, Britanny Ghiroli, The Athletic

College Football Playoffs: When Will An 8 Team Structure Happen? Nicole Auerbach, The Athletic

Travel:

US Aviation Officials Believe Bird Strike Factor In Eithiopian 737 MAX Crash, Leslie Josephs, CNBC

These Are The Best Places To Live In America, Jordi Lippe-McGraw, Today.com

10 Best International Airports/10 Worst International Airports, Fox Business; Also see, Trip Advisor Reveals Best Travel Destination For 2019, CNN

TV/Streaming:

Dead To Me, Official Trailer (video, left), Netflix; Also see, Dead To Me TV Review, Daniel Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter

Unsatisfying ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Does Not Live Up To Fantastic Story Arc, Nancy Katerina, USA Today; Also see, The Anger Of ‘Game Of Throne’ Fans Is Part Of The Game, Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

Netflix Is Not The Future Of TV: Dominance In Distribution Is Fragile, Stephen McBride, Forbes

The Real DEA Agent Of ‘Narcos’ Breaks Down What Season 3 Got Right, Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter; Also see, The Real DEA Agents Of ‘Narcos’ Break Down What Season 2 Got Right, Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter

Quotes Of The Month:

“Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. When clouds are heavy, the rains come down…Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest…Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another – or maybe both…” – King Solomon, Israel

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