In a vision, I saw the tower that houses Big Ben—what the British call the Great Bell of the clock at the end of the Palace of Westminster in London—and it was approaching 12th hour.
As I kept on looking, I noticed the hand on the clock was closer to the 12 than it was to the 11—much closer. It was as if there were only moments left before we would hear the reverberating sound of the massive hammer striking the bell to mark a new day.
I heard the Lord say, “When Big Ben strikes 12, there will be a shift in the nation.”
This is a governmental shift, as the number 12 represents government. What’s more, the iconic 96-metre clock tower stands at the northern end of the Palace of Westminster. As I’ve learned from my monthly travel to London to build Awakening House of Prayer hubs, the Palace of Westminster is the meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of Parliament in the United Kingdom.
As I kept on looking, it was almost as if Big Ben’s short arm was stuck. Prophetically, I see Great Britain is stuck in the eleventh hour—a time of transition. The good news is Captain of the Hosts has dispatched angels of transition to help the UK government as He did when President Trump took power in the US. Just as the results in the US have been favorable, results in the UK will be favorable as intercessors continue battling the enemy of Great Britain’s soul in prayer.
Of course, we are already seeing part of the transition with the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. But there is a greater transition coming. It doesn’t take a prophet to see that Brexit—the United Kingdom’s planned departure from the European Union—is a pivotal part of that transition. Freedom from Brexit will release the UK from one enemy stronghold but the battle for Britain will hardly be over.
I did not know until I researched, but Big Ben stopped bonging in August 2017—except for important national events and holidays—while it undergoes a renovation. Big Ben is not scheduled to return to normal operations until 2021. There is not an actual date set in 2021 and, as renovations go, the relaunch could be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Great Britain hangs in transition on additional fronts, namely the monarchy. There’s no indication that Queen Elizabeth II, who is 93 at the time of this writing in 2019, will abdicate the throne and retire. In fact, she has insisted she will not. There’s also no reason to believe she will pass away soon. She is in strong health and her mother, Queen Mary, lived to be over 100.
That said, when Her Majesty eventually goes on to glory, the nation will plunge into grief. But her life will be a seed of revival in Great Britain. Intercessors beware. During the grieving period—while weeping endures—the enemy will coordinate a strike against the nation. The spirit of division will work to break up the United Kingdom and an opportunity will arise for the new king to become a defender of the faith like his predecessor. That spirit is roaming about like a roaring lion even now.
Keep in mind Big Ben is famous worldwide for its accuracy. Prophetically speaking, it’s no coincidence the clock has stopped. God is giving the United Kingdom time. Intercessors, the enemy wants to destroy the unity but as we stand in the gap we will see a stronger United Kingdom, a new awakening in the church and a revival that brings in a great harvest. Keep praying!