Join us on our new podcast each weekday for an interesting story, well told, from Charisma News. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.
According to John Paul Jackson, an angel appeared to his mother before his birth, telling her not to weep over her miscarriage and that she would soon give birth to a son. She was to name the boy John Paul, the angel said, and he would have an 11th-hour ministry. Even her pregnancy would be a sign of that 11th-hour ministry. Not long after, Jackson’s mother became pregnant with him. He was due to be born May 30, 1950. His mother went to the hospital in labor on that day, but the labor pains stopped, and Jackson wasn’t born until two months later, on July 30 at 11:55 p.m.—“11 months to the day,” he says.
Now, at age 62, Jackson—the founder of Streams Ministries International known for his uncanny record of accurately predicting the global financial crisis and numerous other events in recent years—is fulfilling the calling of his 11th-hour ministry by hosting a television show on the Daystar Television Network entitled Dreams and Mysteries. The show will begin airing in September.
“I feel like the Lord has called me to start bringing the relevance of dreams and visions—what the Bible calls dark speech or riddles and enigmas—back into a relevant place in our church culture,” he says.
For scriptural support, Jackson cites Acts 2, in which Luke—quoting Joel 2—wrote that in the last days, God would pour out His Spirit and people would dream dreams, have visions and prophesy. Jackson also cites Job 33:14-16, noting, “God speaks in many ways that man does not perceive—in a dream, in a vision of the night.” He says the Lord uses dreams to “open the minds of men and seal their instructions, in order to conceal pride from man and to keep his soul from the pit and his life from perishing by the sword.”
Though the Bible says God will speak to people through dreams, visions and prophetic utterances in the end times, Jackson believes the church has largely “ignored everything but the Word.”
“I don’t undersell the Word at all,” he says. “Everything has to conform to Scripture, but that doesn’t mean we ignore dreams, visions and prophecies. In essence, we say we value Scripture, but then we defy what Scripture says—that in the last days, this is what God is going to do.”
Jackson, an author, speaker and frequent guest on shows such as The 700 Club, Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural and Daystar’s Joni, is best known for making a series of accurate predictions in a 2008 prophetic bulletin entitled “The Coming Perfect Storm” regarding the global economic crisis and other events. Jackson says God has revealed these things to him in dreams and visions of future newspaper “headlines.”
Of Jackson, Roth says, “I believe John Paul Jackson is an end-time prophet and has much to offer.”
The Charisma Podcast Network is now live. Featuring a variety of programs including news, leadership, inspiring stories, women's topics, sports, and even more.
Subscribe now for free!