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CS Commentary: Relevant portion starts at about 5:00. Katt repeats that there will be a 24 year period of Divinely appointed Presidents that began with Trump’s election in 2016. This would take the U.S. to…To continue reading see here.
Don’t Fear The Fire Because The Tsunami Is Coming, Nate Johnston, Charisma; Also see, A Tsunami Of My Spirit Is About To Hit America, David Lebo, Charisma; Also see, Last Days Vision Of Tsunami Revival, Paul Strand, CBN/Charisma; Also see, From 2012: A Tsunami Wave Of Revival Is Coming, Rick Joyner, Charisma
God Told Me Kennedy Would Resign, Trump Would Appoint 3 Judges, James Goll, Charisma
A New Prophetic Bird Is Being Birthed In The Earth, Charles Sharp, Elijah List
The Time Has Come For An Acceleration Of Reclamation, Susan Harper Barnett, Elijah List
When Prophecy Comes True – How God Sees The U.S. And How To Preserve It (video, right), Sadhu Selvaraj, You Tube
CS Commentary: the relevant portion on the U.S. begins at about the 18:00 mark, but the preceding information is also good and insightful about prophetic fulfillment and how it can function as ‘signs’ leading into the End Times.
Coming Into Rest And Peace, Word Of The Week 9 (video, below right), Neville Johnson, You Tube
Quote: “Our main battles are internal…coming into the Promised Land is internal.”
When Bad Things Happen To Good People, Word Of The Week 7 (video, left), Neville Johnson, Academy Of Light
CS Commentary: At approximately 30:00 Neville talks about being caught up to heaven and speaking with Keith Green, the great godly musician from the 70’s and 80’s and being told that ‘his death – and that of his children – was not in vain.”
Prophecy Related News & Resources
Mysteries of the Ark Of The Covenant As Excavation Begins Near Jerusalem, Abra Foreman, Breaking Israel News
US vs Russia/China: Who Would Win?, Infographics Show/You Tube
Underground Construction In Jerusalem: Preparing For A Third Temple?, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News
Earthquakes & Natural Disasters Page: Prophetic Insights and Resources, Common Sense Interpretation
Shame Is Lethal, Dr. Brene Brown (video, left), Oprah Winfrey Network, You Tube
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.
6 Types Of People Who Do Not Deserve To Hear Your Shame Story, Dr. Brene Brown, Oprah Winfrey Network, You Tube
Charlie Shamp, Part II: Expect Supernatural Miracles, Elijah Streams
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
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
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
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
A Parent’s Worst Nightmare: A Sexual Predator Attacks (video, left), Glenn Beck, You Tube
It’s A Crisis Of Civilization In Mexico: 250,000 Dead, 37,400 Missing, Córdoba/Montes, WSJ
The Drug Runners – There Is No Justice For Poor Mexicans In South Texas, Ryan Goldberg, Texas Monthly
Amazon’s HQ2 Will Only Worsen America’s Great Divergence, Alena Semuels, The Atlantic
The Best Way To Save People From Suicide, Jason Cherkis, Huffington Post
Also see, International Resources For Suicide Prevention Or Help In Asia;; Also see, International Suicide Prevention Help; For the National Prevention Suicide Crisis Line In The U.S., see here
Why William Goldman Was One Of The Last Greats Of 1970’s Hollywood, Titus Techera, The Federalist
The Definitive Robin Hood Power Rankings, Micah Peters, The Ringer
CS Commentary: For those who couldn’t tell by the trailer, confirms the new Robin Hood film as a complete dud.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Shows Artists Should Care About Audiences, Jeffrey A. Tucker, AIER; Also see, Bohemian Rhapsody, Official Trailer (video, left)
‘Instant Family’ Shines A Spotlight On Everyday Foster Care Heroes, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist
Orson Welle’s Recovered Last Feature Is An Absolute Masterpiece, Benjamin Kerstein, The Federalist
The White Album Hits Its 50th In The Perfect Moment To Recall Its Release, Samuel Buntz, The Federalist
The Falcons Are Too Good To Be This Bad: Wake Up Arthur! It Is Time For Quinn & Sarkisian To Go, Brad Gagnon, Bleacher Report
Matt Ryan Has Top QB Rating In NFL When Under Pressure, Falcons Wire/USA Today
NFL Top 15 Offensive Player Rankings Week 12, Tom Brady Falls Out, David Carr, NFL.com; Also see, Top 10 ‘Old’ Quarterbacks In NFL, Chris Wesseling,
10 Packing Mistakes To Avoid, Jetsetter
Inside Conan O’Brien’s Digital Reinvention, Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone; Also see, Conan O’Brien Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Star Wars (video, left), You Tube
The Last Kingdom: TV Review, Keith Uhlich, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, The Last Kingdom, Season 3, Winter Is Coming; Also see, Netflix Turned BBC Series ‘The Last Kingdom’ Into A Global Hit – Season 3 Entertains, Travis Clark, Yahoo; Also see, The Last Kingdom, Season 3: Was The Character Skade A Real, Historical Figure? Express.co.uk
Bosch Renewed For Season 6 On Amazon Ahead Of Season 5 2019 Premiere, Joe Otterson, Variety; Also see, Amazon Finally Does Something Entertaining [other than ‘Bosch’] With Julia Roberts In “Homecoming,’ Ellie Bufkin, The Federalist; Also see, New To Amazon Prime Video November 2018, Gamespot
CS Commentary: Most of the critics did not seem to like ‘The Rookie’ much based on the pilot, but 3-4 shows in its consistently entertaining and funny – an interesting look into the average beat cop in the Los Angeles police force. But, better series than this on network TV have bitten the dust, so who knows whether the show will last. Let’s hope so, because shows like ‘Seal Team,’ ‘For The People,’ ‘The Gifted,’ and others pale in comparison to the canceled ‘The Crossing’ and ‘The Brave.’ It would be nice to see a solid show actually stay on the air for a while.
‘Making A Murderer: Part 2,’ A Post Conviction Master Class, Michelle Malkin, Townhall; Also see, Narcos: Mexico Premiers November 16 on Netflix, Deadline; Also see, Mindhunter, Season 2: Everything We Know So Far, Amanda Bell, TV Guide
Quotes Of The Month:
“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” – Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart
“Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech.” – Benjamin Franklin