John Paul Jackson began prophesying publicly about what he called the perfect storm in 2008. Earlier in 2012, Jackson updated his prophetic words. The following is a transcription (mistakes and all) of his main points from a video, which has since been removed. (But you can still see his main points here, here, and here.)
Remember: All prophetic words need to be prayed about and mistakes on any one part do not negate the truth on other parts. Plus, although you may disagree with some of a messenger’s doctrines, does not mean you should ignore his message.
The church must learn how to contend for the faith once again. We are weak and we fall away so easily when crisis hits. We’ve not been tested and we’ve lost our resolve. And we understand little of the adversaries’ plans.
The church has lost the ability to debate their faith without becoming angry. And thus we have so few strong, clear, godly voices in the political arenas. We have lost our witness, the witness that convicts others and strongly testifies that God is still God and will still do what He has always done.
As a witness we are to prove that God exists. We have to return to more then a knowledge of God, but a craving to know God.
I mentioned that last night that it’s not just knowing about God, but we have to return to a craving to know Him. That’s intimacy with Him. The concept that Abraham knew Sarah and she conceived. That idea of close knowing of one another.
The church must return to the love of God’s word and the belief that it is infallible and inerrant in its original form. This would include the conviction, knowledge, and understanding that God is absolute. And there is only one way to know Him and that’s through Jesus.
We need a new revelation of God’s omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, eternality, and immutability. That’s why I talked about it last night because until we understand that, we will lose heart in the midst of a battle. But if we know our God and that nothing can defeat Him, nothing is smarter than Him, nothing knows more than Him…until we know those things, our faith will weaken and we will tremble when signs in the heaven come.
I believe if you read Jeremiah 30 you will find Jacob’s troubles. We are there.
But here is what Psalms says for us, Psalm 24 regarding Jacob’s troubles: He shall receive blessings from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek God’s face. Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of Glory shall come in.
See it’s in Jacob’s troubles that the King of Glory will come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty. The Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up you everlasting doors. And the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of Glory. Selah.
If we turn to seek the Lord, there will be a much clearer definition of Christianity which means much more persecution. It will not include luke-warm.
Those who will ascend the hill in the times of Jacob’s troubles will include those who have clean hands and a pure heart who are not vain or puffed up in their thinking. You will live in the thick, holy presence of God. You will hear Him and be guided by Him. Gates of heaven will open up to you and those spiritual questions that have been difficult for you to understand will now become easy to understand. The everlasting or ancient doors will open means the ancient spiritual truths which have been hidden for a long time will be revealed. They’re in the Bible but because we are blind we can’t see what they mean. It’s not like it’s a new scripture. It’s all right here (in the Bible) but we are blind. We have eyes to see, but see not. Ears to hear, but hear not. The might and strength of the of the Lord of hosts will come into your circumstances and your situation and He will fight and they will fight on your behalf. And the Lord of glory will come into your house.
(Conclusion…but if you want, you can see the full series here.)