Prophetic Witness - 2020

Away In A Manger!

Away In A Manger!
At the time of our Saviour’s birth, an Angelic host appeared to certain shepherds as they watched over their flocks. The angels had a special message for the shepherds: it was in three parts. (See Luke 2: 8 - 14.) First, they announced that they had come to bring ‘good tidings of great joy that would be for all people!’ Then, speaking to the shepherds directly, they said, ‘unto you is born this day in the city of David [Bethlehem] a Saviour who is Christ the Lord,’

The Calm Before The Storm

Prophetic Witness - August 2020
Throughout the world, Mankind’s overly busy, hectic lives have come to a screeching halt. In a time like no other in history, nearly half of the world’s population of now over seven billion is in a forced lock-down imposed by their governments. Vast swaths of humanity are now in a mandatory, isolated pause, relegating us to small groups and social distancing. They are also being told the best thing they can do is stay isolated. People are reassessing their lives amidst the backdrop of an ever-lurking invisible killer, which is bringing forth random death and chaos about us.

Four Horsemen Cast Long Shadows

Prophetic Witness - July 2020
The opening days of a new decade mock the optimism for environmental relief as devastating bush fires set much of Australia’s residential areas ablaze. A ninety-eight year old agnostic naturalist and a sixteen year old Swedish schoolgirl are heralded as heroes in the struggle for global survival! The voices of those who treasure the Bible as an authoritative source of apocalyptic revelation are ignored or scorned. The idea of a righteous God intervening in judgment in His own Creation is anathema to the multitudes. Three days into the new decade and international conflict escalated dangerously in the Middle East; the region chiefly identified for end-time wars. No student of prophecy this side of the Rapture dares to be specific about all sequences, or every identity, but we are abundantly provided with signs of the times to keep us on our toes.

The Restrainer

Prophetic Witness - June 2020
The false report informing the Thessalonians that the day of the Lord had already begun, put the new believers there in a state of severe panic. In response, Paul assured them this was not the case, and then provided evidence to back up his assertion. This brings us to the next word on our signposts: “Restrainer.” Why is this word so significant? A key event at the start of the tribulation, the revealing of the antichrist, cannot happen until God removes this “Restrainer”, who is currently holding back his unveiling to the world.

COVID-19

Prophetic Witness - May 2020
I have lived through several impactful - even game-changing - historical events, which all occurred within 1 year. I worked in DC (District of Columbia) on 9/11, during the DC sniper murders, and during the DC anthrax mail attacks. That condensed time period was a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. Things were never the same. Our Gen-Z population doesn’t know what it was like before 9/11, just as my Gen-X generation doesn’t know what it was like before the culture-shaking events of the 1960's. After 9/11, people filled churches again - but only for a time.

San Remo - 100 Years On

Prophetic Witness - April 2020
On the North West Coast of Italy lies the beautiful town of San Remo, a popular holiday resort for Italians and other nationals too. For those of Jewish heritage, San Remo is more than just a holiday resort; it is a place that has great significance in the history and development of the modern State of Israel. Next to May 14th 1948 the most important date in Israel’s latter day development must be surely be Sunday April 25th 1920.