Updated: Oct 3, 2020
Direction in an Age of Confusion
20 Years of Prophecy Fulfilled
Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy began that weekend of September 11-13, 1998. Scripturally based on the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, Verse 1-3, The Experiencing God Bible (EGB).
Blow the Trumpet in Zion;
Sound the alarm on my holy hill.
Let all who live in the land tremble,
for the day of the Lord is coming.
It is close at hand—a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness
Like dawn spreading across the mountains
a large and mighty army comes,
such as never was of old nor ever will be in ages to come.
Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes.
Before them the land is like the garden of Eden,
Behind them, a desert waste— nothing escapes them.
Referencing the Webster Universal College Dictionary, the word Judgement is defined as: The act of judging, decision, consideration, appraisal, examination, weighing, sifting the evidence, determination, inspection, assessment, estimate, estimation, close study, exhaustive inquiry, (2) a pronouncement, censure, conclusion, conviction, resolution, determination, decree.
Referencing the same dictionary, the word Repentance is defined as: To feel remorse or self-reproach for what one has done or failed to do; be contrite (2) to feel such remorse or regret for past conduct as to change one’s mind or behavior regarding it (3) to feel contrition for one’s sins and to abjure sinful ways (4) the act or process of repenting, demonstrating change.
“God is speaking, are we listening?” asked the Archbishop George Browne of Liberia. For the promise in Book of Joel: “‘And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming and dreadful day of the Lord.” (EGB Chapter 2:28-31)
The unfolding of my life experiences discovering faith, a personal relationship with Jesus, the Son of God and Savior, began in 1982. However, from birth, unknown to me was preparation for one of the most challenging (and often dreadful) Gift of Prophecy that is endowed by God, through the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Prophets are not of any particular race, or social echelons, servants who serve people, not politics or society.
Prophecy is the ability to ‘listen’. “Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening”. (I Samuel 3:9).
What is the purpose of prophesy? It is meant for strengthening and encouraging (1 Corinthians 14:3), but it is also to warn, correct, and redirect people to peace, health and order, individually and for mankind as a whole.
It’s true that the gift of Prophesy can be corrupted by the interference of forces, vulnerable to the suggestions of wealth, fame, power, arrogance, self-righteousness, warped agendas and misspeaking “False Prophets”. Anyone, any Christian believer, including myself, involved in any form of purpose driven life that includes prophecy knows this “I warn everyone who hears the words of prophecy of this book (The Bible): If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. He who testifies to these things says Amen, Come Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus is with God’s people. Amen.” (Revelation 22:18-21)
These are the last words of the Bible, and I for one, shudder, horrified by the warning of consequences for sharing false information or re-directing readers to beliefs or actions that are not intended to edify, glorify God and His plan for our lives.