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Donald Trump And The Holy Man, Paradigm 16 (video, left), Jonathan Cahn
Update: 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
Joseph’s View Of Dream Interpretation: If Interpretations ‘Belong To God’ What Does That Mean? Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
God Says ‘Embrace The Adventure, Embrace The Unknowns’, Kiwanda Redner, Elijah List
Are We In The End Times? (video, right), Jonathan Cahn, 700 Club
Through Delays And Detours You Are Becoming God’s Message, Helen Calder, Elijah List
Hillsong Pastor Explains 10 Reasons Why You Should Let Your Kid ‘Trick Or Treat,’ Lindsay Elizabeth, Faithwire; Also see, Dr. Michael Brown Warns Of The Darkness Lurking Behind Halloween, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma
Jesus Appears In Sky, Keeps Woman From Committing Suicide, Kendra Semmen, Charisma; Also see, Overcoming Depression And Suicide, Charisma
4 Words From Ellen DeGeneres That Could Change The World, Thomas McDaniels, Charisma
How Did Jesus Interpret The Scriptures? Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
The Church Is Primed And Ready For The Deception: 7 Mountains And Other False Doctrines (video, left), Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
Quote: “Without truth in the inward man I will absolutely be deceived by what is coming.” “The great scheme of the enemy [in the End Times] is that through chaos he gains control.” If God is not bigger in me than fear, I will succumb to all the external solutions to remove that fear.
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.
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.
Prophecy Related News & Resources
When Will The Next Crisis Hit? Germany Is The Key (video, left), George Friedman Of GeoPolitical Futures, Brian Bar
Quote: “the reason the idea of criminalizing ties between politicians and media owners has been rejected is because the action threatens the foundations of democratic societies…If [the attorney general] accepts State Prosecutor’s position and indicts Netanyahu, practically speaking, he will render all politicians and media outlets in Israel hostage to state prosecutors.” [In other words, Democracy in Israel will be over.]…At the core of the state prosecutors’ desire to arrogate the power to criminalize politics stands a rejection of the democratic principle that the public is the sovereign and the source of political power, and an ambition to replace the public as the sovereign.” [bold italics, CS]
Denying Jerusalem’s Jewish History Despite The Archeological Evidence, Lawrence A. Franklin, Gatestone Institute
A ‘Guide’ To The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict From The United Church Of Christ, Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute
The Miracle Of Iran’s Underground Church, Lee Grady, Breaking Christian News
Sweden Spinning Out Of Control, Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute
Exclusive: Satellite Images Reveal China’s Aircraft Carrier ‘Factory,’ Torode/Martina, Reuters
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.
Two Red Flags When Looking For A Church Or Any Kind Of Relationship, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life
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
New Book: The Faith Of Johnny Cash, Chris Woodward, Todd Starnes
Battleground: 7 Out Of 10 Say US ‘on the edge of Civil War,’ Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner; Also see, October 2019 Civility Poll, Georgetown University
I’m 69 With $5 Million – Where Should I Retire? Carey Hill, MarketWatch
CS Commentary: A pretty weak list in our opinion, but the tool at the end might be helpful. Why not Nashville, or Greenville, SC, or?
CDC: Youth Suicide Up 56%; Homicide Up 18%, Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart
Surviving Jonestown: Escaping A Deadly Cult And A Maniac, Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson
4 Myers-Briggs Personality Types Who Often End Up Being Single And Like It, Corrine Sullivan, Elite Daily; Also see, What It Means To Be An INFP Personality Type, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie;
The Reliant (video, left), Trailer
Kevin Sorbo Won’t Let Hollywood Stop Him From Defending Faith, Conservative Values, Jessilyn Lancaster, Movieguide/Charisma
‘Breakthrough’ Wins At Dove Awards, Charisma
Quote: ” What I am getting from the song is that you need to let go of your past and everything from it that is weighing you down needs to be let go and put to pasture. This will allow you to move forward in new directions.” CS Commentary: Our take on this lyric is that it is about the end of a romantic relationship where the parties are trying to find a new way forward in a different kind of relationship with the need for forgiveness and healing and all that that implies. But the beauty of the lyric is that it can probably be interpreted in a number of different ways.
Demi Lovato Apologizes For Trip To Israel – Then Deletes Post, Tre Goins-Phillips, Faithwire
The End Is Near For Dan Quinn And The Falcons, Mark Cannizzaro, NY Post
The Top 20 Guards In College Basketball, CJ Moore, The Athletic
What I Like Least About American, Delta, And United, Ben (Lucky), One Mile At A Time
Airlines Don’t Usually Hold Connecting Flights. That Could Be Changing. Terry Nguyen, Vox
8 Tips For Squeezing Everything Into Your Carry-On, Chelsea Stuart, Jetsetter
How Bad Are The Changes To Delta’s Amex Reserve Card? David Rae, Forbes
Jack Ryan, Season 2, Due Nov 1, Amazon (video, left), Official Trailer
ABC News Interview Did Not Help Hunter Biden’s Credibility At All, Erielle Davidson, The Federalist
The One Sign You Should Cancel Netflix And Try Something Else, Greg Brian, Cheat Sheet
ABC News Interview Did Not Help Hunter Biden’s Credibility At All, Erielle Davidson, The Federalist
A Guide To Navigating TV’s Biggest Fall Yet, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist
Quotes Of The Month:
“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.” – Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister, Nazi Germany
“What does mean today? National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place.” – Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister, Nazi Germany