Brentor St Michael’s church Dartmoor
There was a settlement at the bottom of this volcanic outcrop on Dartmoor.
The inhabitants were Christians, they decided they would build a church , But the devil was was furious he waited until the church was finished and then went into action.
The following morning the villagers awoke to find that the stones of the Church were missing, downhearted but not defeated they decided that the following day they would rebuild their church.
The breaking dawn saw them rising from their homes prepared to begin the work of rebuilding there church.
As they approached the volcanic outcrop on Dartmoor. they noticed that the Devil had put there stones on the top of the outcrop
After much discussion they decided to build there Church at the top thay named the Church St. Michael the Archangel .
The devil was very angry he started to throw the stones from the top down onto the Christians
Then a bright light descended from the sky and the Archangel St. Michael appeared and confronted the Devil.
A mighty battle took place and St. Michael slung the Devil off the outcrop onto the rocks below.
Then picking up a heavy boulder he hurled it down on to the Devil, wounding the Devil, the evil one was never seen again. However the big boulder that St. Michael threw still sits below the outcrop.
This story is dated to the 12th century.
The stone that the Archangel Michael throw at the devil
Blowing of the Shofar ushers in the day of the Lord.
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; Joel 2:1
The SHOFAR, is a powerful tool for our worship & a powerful weapon for our spiritual warfare.
The Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller were known as Christian Warriors, and were known as devote worshippers of Christ. The Church of ST Michaels at Brentor would have been on their route as they travelled from Cornwall, through Dartmoor and onwards towards England.
A clue which the Templars left us was by naming their Churches, after the Archangel Michael, who is a warring Angel.
The Church on Brentor and the nearby ruin, was where the Knights would pitch their tents for the volcanic outcrop was a commanding place which could easily be defended.
For many of the locals were not Christians but evil heathens who would do all that they could to disrupt Christianity in England, and of course to disrupt the organization of the Templars who planned to free Jerusalem on their great crusades.
If you ever desire to go to this place, I must warn you that you must be a Christian or be a seeker of the Christian faith, any other motive you will be putting yourself in considerable danger.
CornwallVisions and Dreams
In Cornwall visions and dreams and words of knowledge are common among the Cornish Christians. Many will testify of God’s speaking to them and showing them visions just like the early church experienced.
In my own family this was very prominent, my mother would tell me how she would hear angels singing praises to God as she walked in the fields, and my grandmother saw a vision of Jesus, walking down the corridor in hospital when she was very poorly. She soon began to recover after seeing Jesus.
When I was about twelve years of age, I experienced God in a very powerful way. I was coming home from school, it was about a mile walk to my farmhouse, and the clouds became very dark, then a hailstorm started to fall, stinging my face, lightening tore across the sky, it was like being on a battlefield.
I hid myself behind a garage wall for shelter, but then things became much worse. I saw in the sky a huge ball of fire with lightening coming out of it, and it was heading straight for me. I cried to God, “Oh God, Oh God, save me,” and then there was a huge explosion, as God blew it out of the sky before it could kill me.
I was very surprised to find that there was no hole in the ground, or any damage to the garage. I could hardly believe it, even though I had experienced it with my own eyes.
So, I asked the children who were on the bus with me, “did you see a ball of fire coming out of the sky last night when I got off the bus?” “Yes,” they replied, and also my mother saw the same ball of fire streaking across the sky.
How true is God’s Word when He says, “Call upon me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you.”
Also when I was about twelve years of age, I saw a vision of an angel, which glowed with a light which was brighter than the very sun itself. The light did not hurt my eyes, and the angel just stood there smiling at me. It appeared to me one night after I was very distraught, for I heard my mother and father saying that my sister was having an operation and they could loose her. Well, my sister made a full recovery and now when I look back I can see that God sent one of His angels to reassure me. So you see, if it is needed God will send one of His angels to reassure you as well.