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Situational Narcissism: Addicted To Attention (video, left), Patricia King, MastersPiece
Why 90% Of Evangelicals Think Trump Impeachment Is ‘Nonsense’, Stephen Strang, Charisma
How A Prophetic Word Propelled Trump To Fulfill His Destiny Regarding Israel, Stephen Strang, Charisma
How To Be Healed Of A Deep Father Wound, Mark And Grace Driscoll, Charisma
Sign Of Revival? Over 6000 Kanye West Fans Have Asked For Free Bibles, American Bible Society, Charisma
Why Deliverance From Demons Does Not Have To Be Scary, Kathy DeGraw, Charisma
Francis Chan To Move To Myanmar As Missionary In 2020, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma
Update On The Todd Bentley Controversy
See our Archives on September 29, 2019 and September 22, 2019 for more on this controversy. For Other Links And Statements on the Todd Bentley Controversy see our September 8, 2019 Spiritual Life Post and our September 15, 2019 Spiritual Life Post
Dutch Sheets On The Recent Todd Bentley Controversy, Dutch Sheets
Bentley Rejects Michael Brown Evaluation As Brown Gives Latest Update, End Time Headlines; Also, see this link for the same letter on another site
CS Commentary: Yes, this site is very critical and judgmental of all things supernatural and charismatic, but you find information on it that you don’t find elsewhere. The commentary is critical, not entirely accurate, and overly judgmental. We will let the reader come to their own conclusions here about Bentley’s and the site’s comments relative to Bentley and Brown.
Also see, Michael Brown Attacks Bentley’s Victims, You Tube
CS Evaluation: This video is of Todd Bentley and what he reports Brown as saying – we could find no primary video of Brown’s comments, if they were in fact made as Bentley reports. In our opinion, this video/audio speaks for itself, but we will let the individual listener decide.
Why Has CS Featured The Todd Bentley-Rick Joyner Controversy On Our Site? Paul Cain And ‘The Prophetic’ Evaluated, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
Baby Raised From The Dead (video, left), David Hogan, Bob Moffat
David Hogan’s Ministry Team Has Raised 500 People From The Dead – Here’s How (video, right), Sid Roth It’s Supernatural
Misinterpreting Dreams: Mistaking A Personal Dream For A Universal Dream, Part 1, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
David Hogan: Everybody Needs A ‘Hog Dog’ Experience (video, left), Dwayne Geib At Fireside Studios Of Sarasota
‘Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment’ – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
Friends, We Win! It’s Time To Go To Court, Katie Souza, Elijah List
Prophecy Related News & Resources
Quote: “Since taking office, Trump has worked consistently to align U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and beyond to the world as it is, rather than to the world as “experts” imagine it to be. In the Middle East, this realignment of U.S. policy has provided the nations of the region – including Israel and the Palestinians – with the first chance of reaching genuine peace they have ever had.”
CS Commentary: According to Stratfor, call up of reservists will indicate an escalation and a prolonged conflict. See below on reservists call-up.
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John Paul Jackson: The Perfect Storm (video, left), Jim Bakker Show, 2015
CS Commentary (updated 10/13.19): 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. Jackson points to 2010-2020 as the most likely time period for the ‘Perfect Storm’ to unfold. In hindsight, it appears that this time period is only the ‘beginning of birth pangs’ for the prophecy. Interestingly, John Paul keys in on 2020 – Terry Bennett has also predicted an intensification of events in the US shortly following 2020.
Where goes gold? (updated, 10/16/19) Jackson also points to gold going up and then down again. In 2015 when he spoke gold was around the $1200+ per ounce range, not far from where it is today ($1491.20 as of 10/11/19). Note that at that time, Jackson says that gold will go down even more. Gold’s low over the last five year period is around $1050, reached in December of 2015. Does this mean gold will go even lower, or higher from here? Jackson predicts here in 2015 that gold will go “well below $1000/oz.” This has not yet occurred and would have to preface either a boom in the economy we haven’t seen yet or a surprise in the discovery and supply of gold, or both. CS analyses on gold look for it to stay around or above the $800 to $850 range – if a further drop ever occurs. This is due to the current cost of production of one ounce of gold – but psychological factors in the markets could drive the price even lower for a time, or keep it slightly higher. See the Common Sense Money-Interpretation Page for more. One 2019 gold forecast looks for a price of $1550 by year end. In general, CS expects gold to hit at or close to $1000 long before it hits $1650.
A 2nd American Revolutionary-Civil War Is Coming (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: Neville, Terry Bennett, and Sadhu all continue to testify that some level of a 3rd Civil War (Revolutionary War, Civil War, Future Civil War) is coming to America. The intensity of the conflict can be lessened by repentance and prayer of the American church. What should God’s people do? 1) Pray that you don’t lose your Christian liberty, 2) Pray that you escape from the wrath to come, 3) Pray for your children and against their evil indoctrination, 4) Fast and pray to stand strong against these evil days. See Rick Joyner link in Week Of above for the initial prophecy that Sadhu refers to.
Worldwide Persecution And Martyrdom: The Pope Is The False Prophet (video, right), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
We Are At The ‘Tail End’ Of The Last Days: The Two Witnesses And The Gospel Of The Kingdom, Sadhu Selvaraj, Jim Bakker Show/The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Coming
Message 2019: Israel Split, US Divided, 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.
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
CS Commentary: Some interesting comments on wealth as a test beginning about 12:00 in.
Terry Bennett: Hollywood Will Be Diminished And Silenced, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: This is a short excerpt of Terry’s message to The Gathering Place, Hollywood CA in 2018.
Common Sense Interpretation
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 below 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
How Excesses And Extremes Are Diluting The Prophetic, Bert Farias, Charisma
CS Commentary: Kenneth E. Hagin, mentioned in this article, had ‘face to face’ experiences with Jesus which he shares in many of his books and is an example of the ‘Moses’ level of prophecy, delineated and explained in Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy.
Tertullian On Dreams, John Boruff
Joseph’s View Of Dream Interpretation: If Interpretations ‘Belong To God’ What Does That Mean? Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
Dreams With People, Part 3: Celebrities (And Conspiracy Theories), Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
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 Number One Objection To Prophecy: Prophecy Is Not For Today, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
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
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.
Video: What Do The Numbers In Your Dreams Mean? John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries/Charisma
Quote: “Of the 56 Signers of the Declaration Of Independence, all but one was a Protestant.”
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
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
Raymond Ibrahim And The History The US Army Refuses To Heed, John Dale Dunn, American Thinker
‘The Plot Against The President’ Author Lee Smith, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business
‘Too Late’ For Lori Loughlin (video, left), Fox Business
Being Alone Much Of The Times Causes People To Feel Neglected By Their Social Environment, Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, Breaking Israel News
Chick Fil-A’s Owner Issues Blunt Response To Accusation They Caved To Activists, Will Maule, Faithwire
CS Commentary: Its not hard to figure out where the LA Times stands on this issue; it’s nice to know Fuller Seminary still has some moral guidelines. A Christian institution is not ‘Christian’ if it is forced to accept students who don’t adhere to Biblical moral standards.
Prince Andrew Didn’t Step Back From Royal Duties – Queen Elizabeth Fired Him, Lee Brown, NY Post
Avocado Oil: Healthiest Oil On The Planet, Annie Price, CHHC, Dr. Axe
How The Holy Spirit Is Invading Hollywood Right Now, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Ford Vs. Ferrari, Official Trailer, 20th Century Fox; CS Review: A solid, entertaining movie based on a true story. Grade: A
‘Doctor Sleep’ Dismal Debut Terrifies Hollywood, Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter
Midway, New Trailer, Lionsgate Movies; Also see, ‘Midway’: Film Review, John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter; CS Review: Ignore the critics on this one, they are cynical and liberal and against anything traditional. This film is in the tradition of ‘Pearl Harbor,’ ‘The Patriot’ and other films like those, though it doesn’t quite rise to that level, probably because it seeks to stay too close to the historical facts. This is always difficult for a film that is supposed to entertain, but this one does it extremely well, particularly during the first half. Some of the events of the second half are a little hard to follow and subsequently feel ‘watered down’, but the story still succeeds as entertainment and inspiring history. Plus, it puts you in the seat of WWII fighter and dive bomber pilots in a way few, if any, films have. You will leave the theater thankful for the blood and sacrifice of heroes that bought the freedom we have today with their lives. CS Grade: B+
Taylor Swift Accused Of Using Fan Base In Calculated Manner, David Ng, Breitbart
Colin Herd On Myles Garrett Attack And Suspension (video, left), The Herd; Also see, NFL Fight Could Lead To Massive Fines, CNBC; Also see, ‘He Could’ve Killed Him’: Reaction Pouring In After Browns Player Swings Helmet At Steelers QB, Nick Matoney, WTAE
MLB: Top 50 Free Agents, CBS Sports
The Athletic 40: Reranking Top High School Basketball Prospects In The US, Brian Bennett, The Athletic
New 5G Security Threat Sparks Snooping Fears, Kate O’Flaherty, Forbes
Delta Flight Attendant Accused Of Being Nearly 7 Times Over Alcohol Limit, Janine Puhak, Fox News
Delta Shames Frequent Flyer In Shocking Letter? One Mile At A Time
Boeing To Fix Engines On 7000 Planes After Fatal Accident, Chris Isidore, CNN
Nobody Knows What Television Is Anymore, Peter Superman, Reason
Disney + Goes Live – Details Of When Original Series Will Debut, George Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter
Ricky Gervais To Host Golden Globes Jan 5th For A Record Fifth Time, Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter
CS Commentary: Ricky Gervais is the only reason to watch an awards show anymore.
Quotes Of The Month:
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help. – Ronald Reagan