September 17, 2017
Note: The reader is strongly encouraged to read all three entries under the link About Prophecy, above, before reading any of the entries on this site.
Additional Suggested Preliminary Reading:
Terry Bennett’s Short Explanation of Prophecy, Terry Bennett
A Note From Terry Regarding 2015 And Prophetic Fulfillment, Terry Bennett
A New Look At Revelation 3:16: Jesus Is Not Even In The Building, Jim Bakker/Charisma
The ‘Prophets’ And ‘Apostles’ Leading The Quiet Revolution In American Religion, Bob Smietana, Christianity Today
CS Commentary: This is a pretty objective article written about the prophetic renewal stream of churches by some outsiders from or for Christianity Today. It covers Bill Johnson, HRock in Pasadena, and some other top names and comments on the Azusa Conference (in Los Angeles) of about a year ago. It makes a few mistakes, for example, I would not agree that the culture is “post-millennial.” But, I can understand how they might come to that conclusion. For the most part, this is an insightful and objective article that should help those inside it look at themselves with new eyes.
Prophetic Evangelists Are Coming, Dutch Sheets, Charisma
An Evaluation of The Houston Calamity And Joel Osteen, Johnny Enlow, Elijah List
CS Commentary: There are some interesting views here, but CS does not agree with everything. Isn’t it possible that prophetic ministers look at the meaning of words and take things a little too far sometimes? That would be our opinion here. Still, a lot of food for thought.
A Release of Governmental Glory, Amy Shamp, jesseshamp.com
CS Commentary: We thought J. Joyner would completely misinterpret this dream, which we understood just by her first two sentences, but she is courageously and cleverly honest about it. See if you can understand what the dream is about.
New Sounds & Winds Of Heaven Being Released, Doug Addison,
Tru New’s Rick Wiles Most Sober Warning Yet, Michael Snyder, Charisma
Prophecy Related Articles and Resources
Underground Construction In Jerusalem: Preparing For A Third Temple?, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News
Christian Persecution: Slaughtered Christians, A Viable Target? Raymond Ibrahim,
This Trojan Horse Is Invading The Church, F. Dean Hackett, Charisma
93% Of Christians Believe This About Our Future, Christian Concern/Charisma
Saved By The Church? An Evaluation Of The Largest Church In America, Tyler Strickler, Facebook/Forest Baptist
Man Comes Back From The Dead After Son Prays, Facebook/ABC
Prophecy About Trump: 10 Months Of Struggle, 3 Years of Success, prophetic tv/Jim Bakker
10 Minute Podcast: On Leadership, From An Army Colonel, Steve Strang/Charisma
Moses Parts The Red Sea, Facebook
Common Sense Interpretation
CS Evaluation: September 23, 2017 and Reputed Virgo Astronomical Alignment of Revelation 12
The Best Written Article CS Found on the Virgo Alignment and September 23, 2017, Christopher M. Graney, vofoundation.org
Quote: “So the sun in Virgo, the moon at Virgo’s “feet”, and Jupiter in the constellation are regular occurrences. This leaves the planets at the “head” (the number depending on the number of stars granted to Leo) as the determining factor in making a “momentous” celestial arrangement. Indeed – while various Internet sources speak of the specific celestial arrangement here as being “unique in human history” or “once in 7,000 years” – in fact, it is not unique to September 23, 2017.”
CS Commentary: Though Graney makes some really good points, CS does not agree that just because there are repetitive patterns in the sky that they should not be seen as ‘signs.’ There are cycles and repetitive patterns throughout life and many if not all of them are reflective of God’s design. The heavens even more so.
Also see, 12 Critical Events That Are Going To Happen Over A 40 Day Period From August 21 to September 30, 2017, Michael Snyder, theeconomiccollapseblog
Also see, Why The Great Sign Of Revelation 12 Can’t Be Debunked, Unsealed
CS Commentary: CS does not agree with the theology behind this piece, but there is a lot of interesting – if controversial – information here on the manner in which the author believes the astronomical background of Revelation 12 is being fulfilled this year in a way never before. If true, this is significant, not for the rapture of the church or as a signal of the impending end, but as a sign of what God now wants to do in His people. The book of Revelation has always been an invitation of intimacy to the church.
On the other hand, see this piece, from Creation Ministries International, Will The World End On September 23? which is largely skeptical of anything out of the ordinary occurring on September 23.
Also see, the NASA website https://www.nasa.gov/ which has no information that CS could find on the September 23 astronomical alignment, surely a sign that they do not consider it unique or important.
Also see, Hugh Ross On September 23, 2017 And Its Significance, You Tube
Also see, The World As We Know It Will End September 23 – If You Believe This Doomsday Claim, Kristine Phillips, Washington Post
CS Commentary: Most media reports are focusing on the outlandish claim by David Meade that the rapture will occur on September 23, a claim that CS does not believe and takes no part in. The whole point of the September 23 sign – if it is a true astronomical alignment in keeping with Revelation 12, as some deny – is as a sign of the emerging End Times church, nothing more and nothing less. But if you expect anything of substance to occur, like the rapture or something else, you will most likely be disappointed. When the sign of the star appeared over Bethlehem it was 2 years before Christ was born and 32 years, approximately, before He began His ministry. Signs, the word semeion, in the Greek, are an indication that point to something, in most cases, a future occurrence or event. In this case, anywhere from 2 to 30 years is probably about right, the later more likely than the former. The confluence of events of the last year all point to something coming in the future that is of importance. But as usual, it is only important to those able to see it. As Jesus said so long ago, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (And btw, Jesus was not biased against women, He just used the masculine noun as a generic catch-all for both sexes).
CS Evaluation: The August Solar Eclipse – 10 Very Strange Facts About The August 21 Solar Eclipse That Will Blow Your Mind, Charisma; Also see, First Solar Eclipse To Cross America in 99 Years, Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post; Also see, The Seven Salems Of The Recent Solar Eclipse: A Future Eclipse Marks An X Over The US, Chrisify
CS Evaluation: Jim Rogers Warns Of The Next Great Stock Market Crash ‘This Year, Or Next’, Michael Snyder, Charisma
Common Sense Commentary: Here we go again. If the earthquakes don’t get us, the tsunamis will. If the tsunamis don’t get us the volcanic eruptions will. And if the volcanoes don’t get us the next great economic crash will turn us into a third world country. No, CS is not making fun of prophetic pronouncements, or even prescient financial predictions – we believe in the genuine ones….for more, see here
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 Prophecy
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 (coming)
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
Synopsis: To understand the book, you have to understand the historical and literary context – this means that first we need to answer “How is the book outlined or structured?”
Review: Some of the Late Kim Clement’s Prophetic Words
See this post here for this section.
Prophetic Words Prior To,
And Concerning, the Election
See this post here for this section.
More Common Sense
Culture: The Sad Story Of Carrie Underwood’s Megachurch Gone Gay, Larry Tomczak, Charisma News
Money: Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Tuesday To Buy Your Plane Tickets, Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg
The Bernie Madoff Fraud: Five Lessons For Investors From ‘The Wizard Of Lies’, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives
Music: Kirk Cameron Raves About Christian Singing Group That Just Went Viral, Breaking Christian News
Movies/TV: ‘Bloodline’ on Netflix Exposes The Torture of Family Secrets, Seaborn Hall, The Federalist
Common Sense Commentary: The third season of ‘Bloodline’ continues the mess of the second season: a great premise and a stellar cast, wrapped up in the prison of mediocre writing. Long pregnant silences, muddled indecisive characters and storylines, and the disappearance of a major character that through the first four episodes, at least, is barely explained and that the audience has no time to grieve. Fortunately, series like House of Cards and Turn, which gets better and better each of its three seasons, continue to satisfy because there was little joy in the last summer TV season. ‘Bloodline’ has become a pathetic group of main characters in search of a reason to be on screen. The third and last season goes out with a ‘bang’ all right – its the sound of the show killing itself.