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Prophecies for the United Kingdom

This article is from Revival Fires and Awakenings - 36 Visitations of the Holy Spirit by Mathew Backholer (2009) - chapter twenty and is used by permission.

‘Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets’ Amos 3:7.

‘By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established’ 2 Corinthians 13:1.

“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says the Lord, Zechariah 2:10.

‘This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts’ Zechariah 4:6.

The Call to Change Destinies – Prophecy
Prophecy is an important part of the body of Christ and must not be despised (1 Corinthians 14:1 and 1 Thessalonians 5:19-20).

Prophecy must also not be disregarded or neglected but heeded (1 Thessalonians 5:20).

All prophecy needs to be weighed, judged, prayed through and tested because many false prophets and deceiving and lying spirits are in the world, trying to deceive and beguile who they can (1 Thessalonians 5:21 and 1 John 4:1).

A prophecy can be from God, from the flesh or from the evil one (Job 26:4), or a combination, as some people can start in the Spirit, but wander into the flesh as they prophesy beyond their faith (Romans 12:6 and Job 26:4).

But, by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be confirmed (2 Corinthians 13:1).

Prophecy is often conditional and we have to fulfil our obligations in the eyes of a covenant keeping God. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, in regards to revival it states that ‘If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.’ If we have not done our part, then we cannot expect God to do His. God is a covenant keeping God and will not be mocked by our lifestyles – sins of commission (what we know is wrong) or sins of omission (what we neglect to do) or cajoled into fulfilling His word when we have neglected His revealed will as found in the holy Bible.

James stated that we should be doers of the word, and not hearers only, otherwise we deceive ourselves (James 1:22).

The prophecy from Revelation 1:3 in regards to the Holy Bible needs to be read, heard and kept, and blessed is the person who does this.

‘We also have the prophetic word made sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit’ 2 Peter 1:19-21.

Understanding God’s Revelations
‘Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets’ Amos 3:7.

Hanani the seer said, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him…” 2 Chronicles 16:9.

‘…Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing’ Psalm 34:10b.

‘Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart’ Psalm 37:4.

‘As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God until He has mercy on us’ Psalm 123:2.

‘…Those who seek the Lord understand all’ Proverbs 28:5.

God said, “For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring” Isaiah 44:3.

Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and His Maker: “Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons; and concerning the works of My hands…” Isaiah 45:11.

Jesus said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness…” Matthew 6:33.

Words for the United Kingdom

Jean Darnall’s Prophecy 1996
Jean Darnall was speaking in Birmingham, England, at a Revival Now! Birmingham Ablaze conference, hosted by Ken and Lois Gott who saw the Sunderland Outpouring (1997). Jean Darnall towards the close of her meeting was talking about the coming revival (at an earlier session she had shared her vision of revival) and she began to mention that the gifts of mercy would be greatly used to affect the nation. More so than the work done by the Salvation Army (under General Booth). Jean then broke into prayer and within a few minutes began to prophesy:

“Ye, the Lord would say to you, that as you extend your hand towards the suffering and the weak, and defend those who cannot defend themselves, and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, and bring healing to those who cannot heal themselves, and cleanse their wounds, and bind up that which is broken.

As you do this, ye, as I heal them and restore them, I will raise them up. I will raise them up and they themselves, the weak will become the strong. And out of that strength will come leadership that will touch this nation. I will take the humble and the broken, and through your ministry of restoration and mercy, I will raise them up and make them national leaders, that shall lead this nation in righteousness.

“Hallelujah! Glory to God.”

Great Britain’s Prophecy 2004
On Monday the 22 March 2004, a prophecy was given to Michael Backholer, which was proclaimed in June 2004 at the heart of the nation, Dunsop Bridge, in Lancashire, (near Lancaster) England. This small village is the exact centre of the United Kingdom and its four hundred and one associated Islands as designated by The Ordinance Survey.

This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“For generations the devil has blinded the eyes of the believer and the unbeliever in this nation, to My full sovereign will and the true power of the cross and the blood of Jesus, My written word, My commandments and the Living Bread that came down from heaven; all this has been hidden from the people of this nation, but this is what the Sovereign Lord says, this is about to change, for in My goodness and My mercy, I shall send a visitation of My power, the power of the Holy Spirit, to turn the hearts of the people away from sin to My Son.

“Millions, yes millions will be saved and swept into My Kingdom, for My glory and I shall empower them in these last days and they shall fan out as an army of witnesses, sharing the good news, all over this nation, including the islands offshore and I shall confirm My word with signs and wonders following them.

“There will be miracles and healings in abundance, and out of this visitation I shall form a chain of grace, that will reach across the Channel into Europe, and to the nations of the world, and there will be a great harvest, an end-time harvest in preparation for Jesus’ second coming.”

This prophecy has aired on numerous Christian television networks: ByFaith - A Journey of Discipleship, episode 2, Revival in Britain. A recreation of this vision and partial narration is used at the end of Great Christian Revivals – a ByFaith Media DVD which documents three of Britain's greatest ever revivals.

Great Britain’s Revelation of Revival 2005
A revelation from God was given to Michael Backholer on Pentecost Sunday, 5 May 2005.
“The blessing of a heaven-sent revival and end time outpouring of God’s Spirit is backing up like a wall of water offshore. The devil has raised a barrier of unbelief over and around this nation. When the revival prophecy is released, My people will be encouraged by My Spirit and believe and pray for it to come to pass, and as their faith level rises, so will the sluice gates of unbelief and God’s Spirit will flood in with a wave of blessing. This will be followed by wave after wave of liquid love from the throne of God. Melting the hearts and the minds of the people in all walks of life, from politicians to the homeless, from the elderly to the young and in the fullness of time the very character of the nation will be changed.”

‘From the west, men will fear the name of the Lord, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere His glory. For He will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the Lord drives along’ Isaiah 59:19, NIV.

The initial floods and huge rivers which is the initial touch of God will be followed by liquid love to affect the masses over a period of time, perhaps a decade or more, which will change the character of the nation.

Prophecy for Ireland 2005
This what the Sovereign Lord says to all of Ireland:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. I have watched over you through troubled times, but now, even now, I am calling you back to My Son. It is He, and He alone that you should put your faith in. He is the one that can truly deliver you and it was He who died for you, yes all of you; both north and south. And now in these last days I am calling you back to Myself, come, come I say and drink of that which can truly quench your thirst; not in semi-darkness, but in the true light. Yes, come all of you, enter into and receive the true Light of the World. Do not look to your traditions, look to My Son, Jesus Christ.” Michael Backholer, Saturday 12 November 2005.

Prophecy for Wales 2005
This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Wales:
“Land of valley and song, I say to you again prepare, prepare for a visitation of My Spirit. I have not forgotten or overlooked you. Once again the breath of God will be felt as My Spirit bloweth through you; a mighty wind, a powerful wind, a wind of change that will blow the shame from your towns and city centres. Though My back was turned for a time, now is the time for My people to call upon Me in the day of your shame and I shall turn and deliver you as I have in past generations. And again voices will be heard all over the valleys as I breathe a new breath of life into My people and add greatly to their numbers.” Michael Backholer, Wednesday 16 November 2005.

Prophecy for Scotland 2005
This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Scotland and its Islands:
“O Land of the Covenanters, listen to Me, can you not hear My still small voice calling to you from the mountain tops, down the glens and across the lochs? Have you forgotten already when My Spirit came down on the Islands in the last generation? Even now, some of My people still cherish in their hearts that time of special visitation, but I give you notice of an even greater visitation that will thunder down from the mountain tops, through the glens and across the lochs. Get ready I say, get ready, this will be a time not to be forgotten; a time of extraordinary blessing.

“If you are to receive all that I have for you at this time – now is the time to make ready; turn from your sin and see My salvation come to the multitudes. Oh yes, I am about to do something so great in your day, that other nations will sit up and take notice. Prepare you hearts and minds to receive all that I shall pour out.” Michael Backholer, Thursday 17 November 2005.

Prophecy for England 2005
This is what the Sovereign Lord says to England:
“In the darkness of your darkest hours you turned to Me, and cried out with one voice, you humbled yourselves and acknowledged your need of Me and I heard and answered you. When you were in deep despair you looked to Me, to turn the tide and deliver you, and you overcame your enemies.

“You were delivered for a purpose, and yet once again you took your freedom and went your own way. But now, I am calling you back to finish the work we began together. Your forefathers understood and so must you, there is a Kingdom to be built, one that will last, and I shall call it into being and you shall rise up again and go forth into My harvest field and proclaim the good news to all the world. Get ready, be prepared, I am about to empower you for My purposes.” Michael Backholer, Friday 18 November 2005.

Prophecy for Great Britain 2006
This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“Yes, there is to be a harvest, yes a harvest of souls like no other harvest that this nation has ever experienced. For this harvest is a seed harvest, a harvest that will produce strong healthy seed that can be sent to other nations that in turn will produce another harvest, and in turn shall be sown again and again. And the wind of My Spirit shall blow the seed all over the earth in every direction. And it shall germinate and grow and spread forth its fruit, and there will be fields with sheaves in every nation. And that which was foretold from the beginning shall come to pass, and the sower and the reaper shall work hand in hand and be led by My Spirit to the most fertile places on this earth, as well as the dry and arid places. Yes, this will be a harvest to end all harvests. The Spirit of the Lord has spoken and it shall come to pass.” Michael Backholer, Monday 16 January 2006.

Prophecy for Great Britain and Other Nations 2006
This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“My sword will again pass through this land and you shall see a distinct separation between that which is righteous and that which is not. And indeed My word which is My sword will pass not only through this land, but through many other nations as well. And you shall see it pass through people groups and families as well as My Body, the Body of Christ. And you shall see a separation and understand that which is written in My word, that on that day, many, yes, many who profess Me as Lord shall say, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not do all this in Your name?’ And I shall tell them plainly, I know you not. So keep watch because all that is written shall come to pass and I shall return for a spotless pure and holy Bride. The voice of the Lord has spoken. Keep watch I say, keep watch, for the days are indeed dark, but I am the Light of the World and I shall shine for all to see and those who truly walk in My light shall be saved and those who refuse My light shall perish.” Michael Backholer, Tuesday 24 January 2006.

A Word for the Body of Christ 2006
This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“To those who are truly alert, watching and waiting at the door, you will have noticed that many of the spiritual fathers of your generation have departed from among you. Be encouraged I say, for I am raising up new fathers that the hearts and minds of My children will turn to. They have already gone ahead of you to prepare the way like John did for Me. When you hear their voices, listen to them for they have seen the pitfalls and the dangers that lie ahead, but also they have experienced them and will warn you of the same. Yes, indeed you are a most privileged generation, but there is a cost and a cross to bear daily; be of good cheer for I have overcome and so shall you. Draw near to Me and I shall draw near to you.

“Test all things in this hour against My word for I have said, ‘you shall know them by their fruit.’ Look for the fruit and you need not be deceived; for there will be false prophets and tares among you, and in places you did not expect to find them, so be on your guard at all times.” Michael Backholer, Wednesday 25 January 2006.

The prophecies, visions and revelations that have been set before you in this chapter (and the previous) need to be believed and prayed into being whilst the conditions as laid down within God’s precious word are adhered too. If you believe these prophecies and visions to be from God, and they witness with your spirit; we ask you for the sake of the nation and the nations to pray them into being (as faith without works is dead), so that they will be fulfilled according to God’s perfect timing and pleasing will.

We pray for God’s mercy and that His will shall be done on earth as it is in heaven. We desire that the name of Jesus be lifted high as a banner across the nations so that we can all participate of the fruit of His righteousness.

Cassells Cordner said, “Prayer is power [James 5:16]. Power requires a channel and a contact – therefore we have no real power in prayer till we are in touch with God. We aim at combined power [corporate anointing] – the many praying together in fellowship for revival. Jesus said, “If ye abide in Me…Ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” In prayer, therefore, we are not acting against law – we are bringing into operation a higher law of the spiritual realm.”

All of the prophecies found in this chapter (except Jean Darnall’s 1996 prophecy) can be found on Prophecy Now which includes numerious other revival related and other general prophecies by Michael Backholer - of Prophecy Now.

No prophecy or Scripture is of private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20), therefore we encourage you to visit these sites and inform other Christians to do the same, so that the prophecies can become widely known; to edify the body of Christ and to stir us to pray for the nation of Britain and the nations of the world so that they may enter into the fullness of their destinies. You are also encouraged and permitted to photocopy / copy and paste (chapters 19 and 20 from Revival Fires and Awakenings by Mathew Backholer) and freely distribute them (with due accreditation – book title, author and publisher) to your friends, church, or to print or publish within your church newsletter or magazine etc.

In 1954 Winston Churchill, the man of destiny who led Britain to victory during its darkest hour, World War II, spoke to the renowned evangelist Billy Graham and said, “I do not see much hope for the future unless it is the hope you are talking about, young man. We must have a return to God.”

Pray for Revival with Right Motives and a Pure Heart
Praying for revival is praying for God to be glorified in your church, community or nation (Leviticus 10:3). Asking God to do it for His great names sake so that His name will no longer be profaned (Jeremiah 14:7, Lamentations 3:22-25 and Isaiah 48:11).

Live godly and walk in holiness (1 Peter 1:16) and abiding in God’s presence (John 15:1-11).

God wants us to ask for the nations for His inheritance as He desires all men to be saved (Psalm 2:8, Ezekiel 18:23 and 1 Timothy 1:4).

Confessions of ones sins, the sins of our forefathers / our nation’s sins are paramount to make sure that we are right before God as He requires and account of that which is past (Exodus 20:5-6, Judges 2:6-19 and 1 John 1:9).

Used by Permission from Revival Fires and Awakenings - 36 Visitations of the Holy Spirit by Mathew Backholer (2009) - Chapter Twenty.
Chapter Nineteen Visions of Revival for the UK, Europe and Beyond

Recommended Books:
Global Revival - Worldwide Outpourings - 43 Visitations of the Holy Spirit

Revival Fire - 150 Years of Revivals

Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues it Provokes

Recommended DVD:
Great Christian Revivals

Revival Related Scriptures
‘If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land’ (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Thus says the Lord: “For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants and My blessing on your offspring” (Isaiah 44:3).

‘O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for Your name’s sake; for our backslidings are many, we have sinned against You’ (Jeremiah 14:7).