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Were The Prophets Right Or Wrong About The ‘Red Tsunami’ Of The Mid-Term Elections? Are They ‘False Prophets’?, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense
My Mid-Term Election Response, Dutch Sheets, Elijah List
The Prophets Who Prophesy Red Wave Are Delusional (video, right), Lance Wallnau, Charisma
What Happens When We Miss An Election Prophecy?, Steve Schultz, Elijah List
California ‘God Quake’ Prophecy, Charlie Shamp, Destiny Encounters/You Tube
CS Commentary: This prophecy was initially recorded September 22, 2017. There actually was a place called Peru, CA. It apparently no longer exists. See here. It was a miner’s camp in Northern CA in the county of El Dorado. El Dorado County is east of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada area of the Gold Country, and includes Lake Tahoe…….To continue reading, see here.
CS Commentary On Brene Brown Videos: it may be confusing to some of you that we are featuring Brene Brown talks on the psychological dynamics in relationships, especially when we are not that familiar with her and do not know her spiritual views. However, the Bible speaks of both Samuel and Jesus as to their development in the eyes of both God and man. 1 John 4 is clear that you cannot love God who you do not see unless you can love your brother who you do see. We have to be human in its fullness before we can truly be spiritual. Brene is good at breaking down the inner dynamics that help us learn to love ourselves and others and become fully human.
What Are The Things That Will Happen In The Last Days? (video, left) Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube
CS Commentary: Sadhu alludes to the location of the Ark being known. See this account of Ron Wyatt’s reasoning regarding the location of the Ark Of The Covenant by his daughter Mary Nell Wyatt : This is Part One; This is Part Two; This is Part Three. To continue reading about the preceding links and whether the Ark of the Covenant has been found, see here.
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.”
Learn To Be Led By The Spirit, Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube (video, left below, in Video Section)
Spend An Hour In Prayer And Fasting (video below in Video section), Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube; Also see, You Must Pay The Price To See God, Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube
What God Requires, Part 2 (video, right), Neville Johnson, You Tube
What God Requires, Part 1 (video left), Neville Johnson, You Tube
CS Commentary: This appears to be a prophetic word given earlier in 2018 concerning the four nations. He prophesies destruction and famine for North Korea and blessing for the United States, declaring that Trump is God’s man to protect Israel. We see these as ‘seasonal’ prophecies that do not invalidate other prophecies Sadhu has issued regarding coming judgement on the U.S.
Prophecy Related News & Resources
All Of Us Were Created For This Purpose, Siloam/Charisma
Underground Construction In Jerusalem: Preparing For A Third Temple?, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News
Some Perspective On Halloween, Talia Wise, CBN/Charisma
Earthquakes & Natural Disasters Page: Prophetic Insights and Resources, Common Sense Interpretation
6 Types Of People Who Do Not Deserve To Hear Your Shame Story, Dr. Brene Brown, Oprah Winfrey Network, You Tube
Video: Charles Shamp On Mid-Terms, Elijah Streams
CS Commentary: CS does not agree completely with Shamp’s take on prophets versus the gift of prophecy. For our understanding see, Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy. Ephesians 4 needs to be evaluated in light of…Continue reading, click here.
Video: Charlie Shamp, Part II: Expect Supernatural Miracles, Elijah Streams
Cashless Society Coming Sometime After 2020, Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube
CS Commentary: This video, in our opinion, misinterprets this set of prophecies as being about Jared Kushner, but there is more reason to believe that they are concerning a future US leader that arises in a time of crisis. The last 5 minutes or so of the video is superfluous.
The Price Of Invulnerability (video, right), Dr. Brene Brown, TED Talk
Quote: “Faith minus vulnerability equals extremism.”
Mike Bickle Reviews Some 35 Year Old Bob Jones Prophecies That Are Now True, Jim Bakker Show; Also see, Bob Jones Prophetic Word At The End Of His Life For Over 50’s As He Looks To The Future Harvest, 2013, You Tube
Hordes Of Hell Are About To Be Released On The Earth, Bobby Conner With Patricia King, You Tube
CS Commentary: This explains a lot.
CS Commentary: Link above is the full clip of the show; for the designated portion see from 42:00 forward. See 47:00 forward for a discussion of the End Times, the Rapture, and the Mark Of the Beast.
Common Sense Interpretation
2015: Rick Joyner Says It Is Time To Get Out Of CA, Jim Bakker Show
CS Evaluation: Hard to know how to interpret this one, but we would say that it is not yet time to get out of CA unless God has made that abundantly clear to you. How would he do that? First, through relationship and the still small voice of the Spirit (see Books section, below). Second, if you miss the first through a dream or some other intervening experience (but be careful here, they are easily misinterpreted – see Dreams section, below). CS believes that the time to get out of CA may also be the time a lot of people want to get out of the USA and that this is still years ahead of us at present. Of course, this was given back in 2015 – so one could view that favorably or unfavorably, we suppose :). Again, we could be wrong and if our view changes we will let you know.
CS Evaluation: Rick’s comments on Sadhu are good; those of us who have heard Sadhu in person annually for over a decade now know him to be a genuine prophet and a Man of God.
CS disagrees slightly with Joyner’s use of Matthew 18 relative to general, but kind and compassionate – and as Joyner references, restrained – criticism of leaders. Criticism should always be done respectfully, but Matthew 18 appears to address private sin or faults that are hidden from the church, therefore it says, “If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector” (Matt. 18:17 NAS95). Joyner is speaking relative to leader to leader criticism of theological opinions or practice. Here it is much better protocol for one leader to take another aside and express disagreement privately.
However, when any leader speaks publicly we all have the right – and the responsibility – to evaluate such comments in light of known Scripture. As it says in Acts, the Bereans took Paul’s words to heart and examined the Scriptures to see if they were true (Acts 17:11).
How To Respond To A Direction Dream, John E. Thomas, Stream Ministries
CS Evaluation: CS does not agree with the above link, updated 6/26/18
Is there really such a thing as a Direction Dream, as the author assumes? Maybe. But, ‘Direction Dreams,’ like the ones Joseph (Mary’s fiance/husband) had were clear, and largely in life threatening situations. Additionally, an angel appeared in these dreams, giving them a supernatural quality. That is how Joseph knew he was to act immediately.
Unless your dream is at the same level of the supernatural and an angel – not something symbolic, but clearly an angel – has appeared to you in a dream, you should not be rushing off anywhere. Most dreams give you time to prayerfully consider your action. To continue see this link.
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
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
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
Jack Reacher Still Won’t Quit, 23 Books Later, James Parker, The Atlantic
Trump Aftershock: Trump’s Hidden Revival Connections, Steve Strang, Charisma
Americans Confidence In Congress Slightly Higher At 11%, Highest Confidence In Military – Here Is Confidence In Other Institutions As Of 2018, Gallup; Also see, Where Are People Getting Mugged Worldwide? What Is The Safest Country? Gallup
Thousand Oaks Gunman Who Killed 12 Was Ex-Marine, Los Angeles Times
Aspiring Pastor Pleads Guilty To Murdering His Wife, Jessilyn Justice, Charisma; Also see, Aspiring Pastor Slashed His Wife 123 Times, Jessilyn Justice, Charisma; Also see, Aspiring Pastor Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Wife To Death, Daily Mail
Don’t Ever Lend Money To Family & Friends – Its Not Worth It, Jared Dillian, Marketwatch
Dr. Brene Brown’s Vulnerability Breakdown, Oprah Winfrey Network, You Tube
‘Get Out’ Producer Booed And Kicked Off Stage For Trashing Trump At Israeli Film Festival In LA, Jessica Chasmar, Washington Times
The Media Censorship Of Our Gosnell Movie, Phelim McAleer, Townhall
We went on an overseas trip recently and on the plane had time to catch up on a few previously released or old movies. Here are our reviews: Film Review: Mama Mia, Here We Go Again, B-; Also see, Film Review: Miracle Season, B-; Also see, Film Review: Gentlemen’s Agreement, A
NFL Predictions For The 2nd Half, ESPN; Also see, At NFL’s Mid-Point There Are These 4 Teams And Everyone Else, Adam Kilgore, Washington Post
NFL Power Rankings Week 10: Saints Take The Throne, Elliot Harrison, nfl.com
Megyn Kelly Won’t Sign Non-Disclosure Agreement If NBC Keeps Spreading Lies, Fox News; Also see, Megyn Kelly’s Crash At NBC In One Word: Wow, NY Times
Ending Or Cancelled TV Shows For The 2018-19 Season, tvseriesfinale.com; Also see, All The Netflix Shows Getting Cancelled In 2018-19, lifehacker.com; Also see, All The TV Shows That Have Been Cancelled In 2018-19, businessinsider; Also see, Which Shows Have Been Renewed Or Cancelled? Collider
CS Commentary: Aired on Netflix starting November 19; Also see, Frontier Renewed For Season 3 At Netflix, Variety (Season 3 will be aired on Netflix later this month on November 23).Also see, Netflix Review: Chris Pine In A Follow-Up To ‘Braveheart’ – ‘Outlaw King’, Variety (Available on Netflix November 9).
Quotes Of The Month:
“Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.” – James Madison, Federalist Paper #10
“That in tracing these evils to their origin, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.” – Edmund Randolph
“Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.” – Chief Justice John Marshall
“Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams