Note: The reader is strongly encouraged to read all three entries/links under Spiritual Life, in the sidebar, before reading any of the entries on this site.
Update: Terry Bennett has revised his site and no longer features written predictive prophetic words (see, An Important Message From Terry Bennett, messengersofshiloh). Therefore, many of the links to his site in the Archives of this website will no longer bring up the relevant pages. The reader is again encouraged to refer to Spiritual Life, in the sidebar, as well as Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy before using the entries on this site.
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2015: Rick Joyner Says It Is Time To Get Out Of CA, Jim Bakker Show
CS Commentary: 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.
The Price Of Invulnerability (video, right), Dr. Brene Brown, TED Talk
Quote: “Faith minus vulnerability equals extremism.”
CS Commentary: 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. To put it another way – you can only heal what you can feel.
Justine Bateman: The Pitfalls Of Fame (video, right), Megyn Kelly, NBC
CS Commentary: This might seem a little out of place on this page, we know, but it is always good in our narcissistic society to listen to someone with experience bring our foolish desires for some kind of big platform back down to earth.
Where America And The Church Are Today, Jim Bakker Show
The Last Days Of America, Jim Bakker Show/You Tube
CS Commentary: This vision comes from a different perspective and is all the more remarkable because the pastor who had it does not seem to have foreknowledge of what others have shared. The revelation here is good, but the interpretation may be a little off… Continue reading here
What God Requires, Part 2 (video, right), Neville Johnson, You Tube
You Must Pay The Price To See God (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, 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
As Catholic Sex Scandal Unfolds, Pope Francis Looks Increasingly Blameworthy, Krumholz/Delahunty, The Federalist; Also see, Is Pope Francis The False Prophet – Or Was He Installed To Make Way For Another? Tom Horn, Charisma
CS Commentary: This Catholic theologian/historian puts rational thought to an idea CS has expressed here before – is it possible that Pope Francis, and many of the prophecies about him being the ‘False Prophet’ are symbolic in the sense that he is a type for the true false prophet-pope to come after him? This article explains why and how that could happen. Also see, Tom Horn Prophesied Pope Benedict Would Resign – Now He Says Its Possible Pope Francis Will Do The Same To Make Way For the ‘Final’ and Prophesied Pope, Charisma
Will Pope Francis Resign? Phillip Pullella/Reuters, Charisma
Earthquakes & Natural Disasters Page: Prophetic Insights and Resources, Common Sense Interpretation
Listening To Shame, Dr. Brene Brown, TED
Quotes: “Vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.” “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.”
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.
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
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
Bill O’Reilly On His New Book, Killing The SS And How Regular People Can Embrace Evil, Newsmax/Bill O’Reilly
How You Can Be Led By The Spirit Of God, Legacy Edition, Kenneth Hagin, Sr.
CS Commentary: This book is a classic and one of the foundational, must-read books for learning how to hear God and to be led by the Holy Spirit. Other Christian leaders like Neville Johnson and Sadhu Selvaraj have taught similar concepts regarding how to be led by the Holy Spirit. Quote: “I did not put prophets in the Church to guide the New Testament Church. My Word says, ‘As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God’ [Rom. 8:14].” In the opinion of CS, this book should be a staple in every Christian’s library.
Sword & Scimitar, Raymond Ibrahim
CS Commentary: Probably one of the most fascinating and important books on the history of Islam related to the ignorance of Western society ever written. Researched and resourced from primary Arabic and Greek sources. A must read.
The Sociopath Next Door, Martha Stout
CS Commentary: A great book for the environment of politics, because this is where a lot of the 4 out of 100 people who are psychopaths/sociopaths end up.
A Powerful Lesson: Starved Stuff In Relationships, Dave Knight Real Estate Team
Most Gruesome Murder In Los Angeles – Ever, Part 1, Crime Watch, You Tube; Also see, Most Gruesome Murder In Los Angeles – Ever, Part 2, Crime Watch, You Tube
25 Habits That Help You Get A Good Night’s Sleep, Don Colbert, M.D., Charisma
The Pros And Cons Of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs, Rebekah Edwards, Dr. Axe
This Movie Was In This Week’s Top Ten And Liberals Tried To Stop It, The Final Point, One America News
Three Solid Movies On The 2008 Financial Crisis, Jeffery A. Tucker, AIER
We went on an overseas trip recently and had a chance to watch several previously released films to pass the time on the flight. Here are our reviews:
Steve Perry Of Journey Still Believes, Andy Greene, Rolling Stone
The Beatles’ Paul McCartney: Human and Still Having Fun, 60 Minutes Excerpt; Also see, The Beatles’ Paul McCartney: Story Behind ‘Michelle’, 60 Minutes/You Tube; Also see, The Beatles’ Paul McCartney: Lennon Only Paid Me A Compliment Once, You Tube
Dodgers Advance To World Series!!!, Sbnation
Jetsetter’s Guide To Tipping, Jetsetter
We Need A Great TV Guide For The Internet Age, David Pierce, WSJ
‘Manifest’ TV Review, Daniel Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, NBC’s ‘Lost’- Like Drama, ‘Manifest’ Will Explore Science vs Faith, Hollywood Reporter
Quotes Of The Month:
“You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” – Aristotle
“A friend to all is a friend to none.” – Aristotle
“There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.” – Aristotle