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Two Red Flags When Looking For A Church Or Any Kind Of Relationship, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
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 below.
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.
CS Evaluation: What Prophetic People Have Said About President Trump, Impeachment, And America’s Future, Elijah List; Or, see individual links: America Is Not Sodom And Gomorrah But Nineveh, Charles Shamp, Elijah List; President Trump Will Not Be Impeached, Hank Kunneman/God Is Exposing Corruption, Kathie Walters, Elijah List; Gold, Johnny Enlow, and Kim Clement’s ‘Gold’ President Prophecy, Elijah’s List
CS Commentary/Evaluation: There are several possible perspectives on the above prophetic words – words that seem to contradict other voices we feature on this site (see below in Editor’s Choice, and more recent posts in the Archives back through July 2019 and before). The first perspective is that the words, largely positive for America, are alternative possibilities that could take place over the short to medium term if…For More See this link
CS Commentary: The segment on betrayal begins in earnest at about 21:00. He says, ‘The serpent is in the house.” Includes a great clip of a rendition of ‘The Snake’ read by President Trump at around 24:00. This clip is fascinating because Clement once again prophesies about something that is unfolding and becoming clear today way back in 2010. He declares that there is a ‘pythos’ spirit in the White House squeezing the nation to death. America’s true enemies are domestic, as well as foreign.
Counterfeit Christianity, Terry Bennett
CS Commentary: Terry says that if Obama, Clinton, and others are not indicted during the first 100 days of Trump’s Presidency that God is going to ‘shake our nation.’ Regardless, the Trump election – a sovereign move of God – is a ‘sign’ that God is going to sovereignly act in the future. An invitation to a Biblical, end-time purpose. If anything, this excerpt encourages us to continue to pray for the exposure and indictment of criminals within the ‘Deep State’ and that God will restrain His judgment on America and bring true repentance to all believers.
2001 4-Day Encounter With Gabriel: The Future & Fate Of America And Israel (video, right) Terry Bennett, In His Presence
CS Commentary: We do not know when this message was given, but it sounds very much like a message that was given in Mott Auditorium in Pasadena CA on New Years in early 2015 (correction). It is not that message but has some intersections with it. For more on that message and its import, see Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy.
This video was published in 2015, there is no video to speak of, that is it is all audio, and it is over an hour and a half. This is one of the more important prophetic messages that Terry has given and helps place everything else that he says prophetically in context. For a written summary and commentary on this audio/video, with time markers, see here.
Terry Bennett – 21-Year Time Frame Gabriel Prophecy, Z3/James Bailey; Also see, Terry Bennett: You Will See 666, Z3/James Bailey
CS Commentary: This first link is based on a 2009 interview Terry Bennett did, we believe with Mike Bickle, but we are not sure. This second link is based on a September 2014 interview Terry did with Tru News. For more commentary and a summary and outline of the prophecy, see here.
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
Prophecy Related News & Resources
Netanyahu Prepares For Day When Trump Abandons Israel Too, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News
Muslims Discover Secret Prayer Room On Temple Mount Where Jews Have Been Praying For 48 Years, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News
Pat Robertson: Trump In Danger Of Losing God’s Support, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News
The Hat, The Turban, And The Cap: Which Can Save The Mullahs? Amir Taheri, Gatestone Institute
‘Jack Is Totally Non-Violent:’ Parent’s Pleas To Free Western ISIS Fighters At Odds With Reality, Andrew Ash, Gatestone Institute
Trump Says, “Islam Hates Us,” – Is He Right? Raymond Ibrahim
Quote: “There is one caveat, captured by Koran 3:28: when Muslims are in a position of weakness, they may pretend to befriend non-Muslims, as long as the hate carries on in their hearts. (Read here for several recent examples of Muslims living for years at peace and in friendship with non-Muslims, but then violently turning on them once they became stronger.)”
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
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
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.
CS Commentary: This is a great dream with a nice prophetic commentary from this sister following on the video. She posted the dream on September 5, 2017.
Note how the dream opens. The beginning of a dream is the most important part, because it sets the context and ‘field of interpretation.’
What is the field of interpretation here? A house that ‘looks like’ a ‘camp’ with ‘family and friends.’ Therefore, this dream is primarily about a situation among the dreamer’s family and friends that involves a house and ‘camp’ situation. But, that doesn’t mean that it does not have relevance for the larger Body of Christ – it does. Continue Reading here…
CS Commentary: Tertullian and other Early Church Fathers confirm that the devil probably attacks and enters believer’s dreams even more than unbeliever’s in an attempt to deceive and mislead them. Some contemporary prophetic figures have suggested that no more than about 10-20% of a believer’s dreams are from God.
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
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
‘Rising Star’: The Dark Side Of Obama Exposed (video, right) Tucker Carlson, Fox News
The Existential Crisis Plaguing Online Extremism Researchers, Paris Martineau, Wired
Quote: “It’s not that one of our systems is broken; it’s not even that all of our systems are broken,” says Phillips. “It’s that all of our systems are working … toward the spread of polluted information and the undermining of democratic participation.”
These Are The Best Places To Live In America, Jordi Lippe-McGraw, Today.com
Millennials Continue To Leave Big Cities, Adamy/Overberg, WSJ
What It Means To Be An INFP Personality Type, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie
4 Myers-Briggs Personality Types Who Often End Up Being Single And Like It, Corrine Sullivan, Elite Daily
Three Reasons Why Renting Can Be Smarter Than Owning In Retirement, Carla Fried, Yahoo Finance
Joker, Final Trailer, 2019 (video, right), Movieclips
Joaquin Phoenix Rises To Create Devastatingly Deranged ‘Joker,’ James Dawson, The Federalist
How Actress Candace Cameron Bure Found God, Billy Hallowell, Charisma
Chris Pratt Pushes Faith, Unity As Calls For Impeachment Ramp Up, Lindsay Elizabeth, Faithwire
Demi Lovato Apologizes For Trip To Israel – Then Deletes Post, Tre Goins-Phillips, Faithwire
Florida Georgia Line Invites Chris Tomlin On Stage To Sing ‘How Great Is Our God,’ Lindsay Elizabeth, Faithwire; Also see this link for video (video, left)
Benecio Bryant, Original Song, America’s Got Talent Semi-Finals, 2019, America’s Got Talent
10 Year Old Singer Emanne Beasha Will Surprise You With Her Voice, America’s Got Talent, 2019
It Is No Longer ‘If’ But ‘When Will’ Falcon’s Coach Dan Quinn Be Fired, Chase Irle, Sports Talk
NFL Player Wins Appeal, Does Not Have To Pay Fine For Wearing Christian Headband, Lori Arnold, Christian Headlines
Gogo Sees Clear Path To Free Wi-Fi On Delta, Seth Miller, Paxex Aero
Conservative Commentator Todd Starnes Out At Fox News After ‘Controversial’ Segments, Tre Goins-Philipps, Faithwire
A Guide To Navigating TV’s Biggest Fall Yet, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist
The Winners And Losers Of The 2019 Emmy Awards, Miles Surrey, The Ringer
Quotes Of The Month:
“The more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator gains in credibility as the best explanation for why we are here.” – Dr. John Lennox, Oxford University, Professor Of Mathematics