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Edition 435: September 18th 2018
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
Matthew 23:37-39 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I have wanted to gather you as a hen gathers her chicks, but you were not willing! ‘See, your house is left to you desolate.’ I say to you, ‘you shall see Me no more, until you say, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Romans 11:25-26 “I do not desire brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so, all Israel will be saved.”
Replacement theology teaches that you must take all the verses applying to Israel and Jerusalem and replace them with the church. In other words, God has no specific, defined dispositional plan for the Jews. They must all just become happy, ham-eating, Easter bunny-hugging, Christians going Ho, ho ho on Christmas day! I say Voetsak! (Afrikaans for “get out of here.”)
But it is actually the Jews who have replaced their own Jewish Messiah. They have rejected Him and chosen dead religion, humanism, or all the philosophies of the world instead!
The Jews have slapped our Lord in the face!
We can’t prevent being slapped on the cheek. It is turning the other cheek that is our choice.
The Jews have slapped the Lord in the face for nearly 2000 years. He is now preparing to turn the other cheek! He has already been pierced and crucified for mankind. What mercy this is, now to turn back to His people who rejected Him!
The Jews will soon, suddenly know who this Yeshua is, and they will dare not raise a hand or a voice against Him in hostility ever again. They will find glorious forgiveness and love.
It is the reasonable way of the world to retaliate when offended. That makes our Lord most unreasonable and this is perhaps one of the reasons the world hates Him.
Every knee, willing or not, will bow to the King of kings. Israel will soon be ready to willingly bow the knee to our Lord, as He turns the other cheek. Tears of love will fill our Lord’s eyes as He sees that His own "other cheek" will now be kissed and not slapped by His own people this time! (Psalm 2:12)
Bowing the knee to someone is humbling and sometimes even humiliating, but when we bow to our Lord it elevates us and we grow tall in His grace, with eternal effects.
This grand plan of restoration involves God’s covenants to the people, the land and the city.
The Davidic Covenant:
This is an unconditional covenant promise made by God to David. The promise involves David’s “seed,” the Jewish Messiah who will be established in Jerusalem forever. (2 Samuel 7:10-13)
This covenant is also called the Jerusalem covenant and as such includes all the promises of God to the Jews relating to Jerusalem as their God-given city. It would include the rebuilding of the temple. This is why there is so much conflict around Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 6:6 “I (God) have chosen Jerusalem that My name may be there; and I have chosen David to be over My people, My people – Israel.”
1 Kings 11:36 “My servant David may always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself to put My name there.”
And of course we see Satan’s involvement and God’s rebuke. It’s a pitty the media are blind to this:
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you!
Daughter of God, daughter of a whore:
The daughters of God:
The “daughter of Zion” is a term for the offspring of Israel. It relates to the Jewish people in general. The “daughter of Jerusalem” is a term describing the Jews as well, but it is more specific including Jerusalem, as part of God’s covenant promises.
Luke 23:28 “Yeshua, turning to them said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”
Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Here we see glorious salvation coming to the daughters:
Zephaniah 3:14-15 “Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The Lord has taken away your judgements; He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, the Lord is in your midst; you shall see disaster no more.”
Zechariah 13:1 “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and uncleaness.”
The daughters of a whore:
Now, I’m going to make some people angry:
Who is the “daughter of Babylon” as spoken of numerous times in the Bible?
Babylon, the religious system, is clearly defined as the church of Rome (and other similar orthodox churches) This is the “whore of Babylon”, the “mother of harlots.” (Revelation 17 and 18) The daughter of the whore is none other than the Protestant churches of the Reformation. The mostly denominational, Spirit-less churches.
As we look back into history we see the “Mother of Harlots” giving birth to her daughter. These Reformation churches rebelled against Rome, closing the dark ages, and brining in the spiritual age of enlightenment, the reformation, and industrial revolution.
They restored salvation by grace and faith to the church. But they could not shake off the results of being “raped” by Rome. Although the reformation was a work of God, it was incomplete and continued the Babylonian, pagan practises of their “rapists”. The overall, behind the scenes work of Babylon in these churches is replacement theology, and coming against God’s work with Israel.
The desire of Satan was to stamp out the early church by persecution. He failed and went on to his attempt to stamp out the prophesied work of God with Israel. Satan produced the Babylon religion. He produced the counterfeit church of Rome which was all manifest in the worst time of mass torture and mass murder of Jews ever, in the Catholic-led inquisitions.
The religion of Babylon morphed into the religion of Rome becoming a stench in the nostrils of God, which is just why it was prophesied to be the “mother of whores.” But mothers have daughters, don't they?
The break-away daughters never got rid of their Roman rapists! They flirted with paganism and welcomed it in. God, in His mercy used these churches anyway. But those days are over!
Have you noticed how evil many of these dead, denominational churches have become? Have you noticed how anti-Semitic and full of replacement theology, many have become? Have you noticed how many of the God-instituted laws and convocations of the Bible they now come against?
It’s not my desire to name any churches besides the Catholic ring leaders of the “depths of Satan”, because, thankfully, many churches are seeing the light, and changing. Others will do so soon too.
Isaiah 47:1-11 “Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon. Sit on the ground without a throne, for you shall no more be called tender and delicate...Your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance and will not arbitrate with man. As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name, the Holy One of Israel. Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans (Babylonians) for you shall no longer be called The Lady of Kingdoms. I was angry with My people and have given them into your hand. You showed them no mercy and you said, ‘I shall be a lady forever.’ But these two things will come to you in a moment, in one day; the loss of children and widowhood. They shall come upon you in their fullness...You have said in your heart, ‘I am and there is no one else besides me...And desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Zechariah 2:6-12 “Up, up, flee from the land of the north, says the Lord; for I have spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven. Get up Zion! Escape you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon...He who touches you (Israel) touches the apple of His eye...Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold I am coming and will dwell in your midst...Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become My people. Then you will know that the Lord has sent Me to you...and the Lord will again choose Jerusalem.”
Do you see cursed replacement theology, now the anchor of the daughters of Babylon, being rejected in these verses above?
Babylon, Rome, and the daughters of Babylon are all corrupted. Do you want to know what the single evidence is of a daughter of Babylon becoming a daughter of Zion or Jerusalem is? It is that church rejecting all forms of replacement theology, and becoming pro-God’s work with the Jews, Jerusalem and Israel in these days.
These things are all extremely important right now. They are all full of drama, severity and excitement. They will all come to pass just as they are written! We will see big things even in the next few days!
Psalm 137:8 “O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed, happy shall he be who repays you as you have served us (Israel)...”
Revelation 18:2 “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a habitation of demons...”
Revelation 18:9-10 “The kings of the earth who committed fornication with and lived luxuriously with her (Babylon the Great, mother of harlots) will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment saying, alas, alas, that great city Babylon, the mighty city! For in one hour your judgement has come.”
●Babylon is the mother of harlots, the city of Satan. ●Jerusalem is the city of God and will soon be the Holy City! Where do live in heart? Babylon, Rome or Jerusalem?
We must see Babylon as fallen and never to rise again. Not as many do – being rebuilt. Those that believe Babylon will be rebuilt are generally those that practise the pagan traditions of Babylon like Christmas and Easter.
Jeremiah 51:8 “Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed...”
Jeremiah 50:39-40 “...Babylon shall be inhabited no more forever, nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. It will be as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, no one shall be there.”
So, in these verses (and many others) we see the fall of Babylon the city, never to rise again and the prophesied application by God of religious Babylon as well as socio / political Babylon – the modern world-system.
No, the city has not been rebuilt – look it up!
Here in the Bible we have mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and whores! It is important to identify them. Those of God are dancing the divine dance and those of the devil are dancing the despicable dance even now.
It’s wise to love and choose what God loves!
Exodus 4:22 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Israel is My son, My firstborn.”
Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him...”
Oh, yes and let’s not leave out the sheep of the settlements:
Ezekiel 34:11-13 “Thus says the Lord God: Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out...I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the places (Lit= settlements) of the country.”
The heavenly Jerusalem, the city of eternal peace:
Our citizenship is in heaven – the heavenly Jerusalem, made and constructed by our Lord with pure gold, silver and jewels. It has incredible trees producing 12 types of pure fruit. It has birds, animals and really weird, crazy, but holy flying, multi-winged creatures. It has dogs and cats too.
It has a bunch of things so glorious and wonderful, we can’t even imagine!
The end time kingdoms of the world are made of “clay and iron” which does not mix. (And it stinks of dung!) Babylon represents the world. It was made of man-made clay bricks. It is full of sin and all sorts of abominations!
Ezekiel 20:41-42 “I will accept you (Jews) as a sweet smelling aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles...”
So many intellectual idiots of this day are trying to work for world peace. They come up with all sorts of clever, futile, hogwash ideas. Some churches are striving for world peace. They will all fail, ●firstly because they are blinded by their pride (Psalm 10:4), ●secondly because they’re blinded by God (James4:6, Proverbs 26:12, 2 Thessalonians 2:11) and ●thirdly because they are blinded by Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4). They think they know better than God.
►You can’t build peace with unity or love. You can’t build peace with any sort of economic, social, or political model. You can only build peace with righteousness.
Let me say that again: You can only build peace with righteousness. That is on a personal level, a larger family level, a national level and a world level.
Psalm 72:2-3 “He will judge Your people with righteousness...and the mountains shall bring peace by righteousness.”
Isaiah 32:17 “The work of righteousness will be peace and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.”
Jerusalem will be pure and holy in the Millennium. The New Jerusalem will be closely associated, but flying above it. (No wonder some people think we are crazy!)
There is glorious beauty in true holiness.
The New Jerusalem will be The Holy City. It will be inhabited by saints! Do you know what a saint is?
“Saint”: Strong’s G40 – Hagios. Meanings: Holy, pure, most holy thing.
So, it will be you, you holy thing, living in a holy city forever! How ‘bout them apples!
1 Peter 2:9-10 “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, His own special people. He called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”
“Peculiar”: Strong’s G4041. Meanings: Distinct and noticeable, separate, to be possessed by God.
Are you noticeable by your distinctness? Are you possessed?
True holiness is a unique aspect of the character and nature of God, with no parallels. How good it is to be peculiar!
Isaiah 52:1 “Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean, shall no longer come to you.”
Revelation 21:1 “I John saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
The tribulation terror:
The removal of restrainer is directly linked to the immediate release of the antichrist.
You can’t have the antichrist present with the restrainer here at the same time.
Personally, in the past, I’ve worked on programs to save the endangered cheetah and endangered species. I’ve stood right next to a capture box with a wild cheetah inside - the fastest land animal on earth, as it was being released to its new environment. The restraining door slides open, and it’s gone in a flash! No more restraint!
There will still be limited operations of the Holy Spirit in the tribulation.
As with the cheetah, we will see the preparations coming for the release of the antichrist. This will be when the rapture takes place and the tribulation begins.
By the way, I’ve learnt more spiritually, from lions roaring out in the wilds, and from cheetahs charging through the bush, from birds in my garden and all my dearly departed dogs, than from most churches in regards to eschatology.
The restrainer of sin, the Spirit indwelt church, will be removed. There will be no restraint of evil. Under those conditions, things will be unimaginably terrible. The Bible’s numerous descriptions of this time are an eye-opener of shock and awe!
After the Second Coming as we go into the Millennium there will also be no restrainer! Satan the hater of holiness will be bound. There will be no restraint of holiness, glory, wonder, magnificence and all things godly – forever! The Bible’s numerous descriptions of this time are an eye-opener!
Eyes to see:
The eye sees for the whole body. So, if your eye is bad your whole body is in danger! You are in danger of deep end-time darkness - deception! (Matthew 6:22-23)
Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men shall be wise, but he who associates with self-confident fools, will be a fool himself, and shall suffer, and be destroyed for it.”
Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned...He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.”
Here are a few nice happy, loving, beautiful comments from our Lord to put in your promise box:
“Woe to you, blind guides.” “Fools and blind.” “You blind Pharisees.” “You are dark and blind.”
So, it seems to me that our Lord is not very impressed with spiritual blindness and foolishness!
A major aspect of the Christian life now, and it is intensifying, is conflict as we endure. We really need to see clearly and to have courage to stand securely in these days of deep deceptions.
The revelation of the things of God in a believer is His measure of your value. This revelation establishes your authority over your own life and others, with who you have influence.
Numbers 16:3-5 “Moses fell on his face and said, ‘the Lord will show who are His and who are holy.’”
Know this one thing, if you are saved now, you will be living in the New Jerusalem, and it just may be a lot a sooner than most people think! It won’t be New York, London, Paris or Blikkiesfontein, to which the Christians of Blikkiesfontein say, “Thank the Lord for that!”
Colossians 3:3-4 “For you died and your life is hidden with Messiah in God. When Messiah appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
We are seated in heavenly places – the heavenly, New Jerusalem (Ephesians 2:5-7) – not Rome!
Only the wisdom of God makes you eternally wise! May your name be sealed in the eternal book of life forever and ever!
I took the background picture from a chopper flying over Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg Mountains, one misty morning and the baobab tree, one misty morning in the Limpopo region. This is called “the communion tree”
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 434: September 11th 2018
Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
Biblical perfection is not necessarily in magnitude but in character and nature. An apple may be perfect but not ripe yet. So, being perfect is relative to where the individual is in his walk with our Lord. A Christian saved for one week can perfect in his one-week of experience. The measure is God, and it is relative to His definition of sin.
All true believers in our Lord are on the verge of great, wonderful, magnificent things, too amazing to be fully comprehended or even imagined. Personally, I feel the growing excitement in the air!
Today is Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets), the first of the fall feasts. This is the Jewish New Year. This convocation is also called the day of new beginnings. It is traditionally the beginning of Israel’s judgement and repentance – the “days of awe.”
People like setting New Year’s resolutions. It’s a man made effort at being better.
For the Christian, our resolution is repentance, which is called for on a regular basis, which clears us for new beginnings as we move forward.
The Feast of Trumpets marks the beginning of the new dispensation as the church age closes.
We are very close to our great, spectacular, magnificent new beginning in new supernatural bodies. If it’s not today, then maybe tomorrow, or else very soon! Either way, we are to be ready. Time is running out fast!
Jacob’s severe trouble:
The rapture marks the beginning of the seven-year tribulation period. (And no there will be no gap between the two) It is also called the time of “Jacob’s trouble,” and the “seventieth week” (of years) of Daniel, as well as a few other names.
The biblical “restrainer” of wickedness is the church indwelt by the Holy Spirit. The antichrist can only be revealed once the restrainer is gone. This antichrist will be an individual filled with and empowered by Satan, for seven years. He will be the world’s greatest deceiver.
The world today is full of evil and sin, but let me tell you that it’s a picnic compared to what’s coming! We still do have a degree of restraint in the world today. With the restrainer totally removed there will be totally unrestrained lawlessness, evil and wild sin.
The tribulation will be rich and thick with curses of all descriptions. Under the power of a curse you are dragged around by forces you can’t see or control. Doctrines of demons will be at work like never before. There will only be a very limited ministry of the gifts.
There will be great trouble in the form of natural upheavals and disasters, some a result of supernatural warfare.
The mass-media in the tribulation period:
The whole world will be under the curse of deception, blindness, and slavery to sin. It will be in a media / Satan created “utopian” nightmare of tumultuous times and torment led by the manic maniac of the world – Satan.
Unrestrained evil in the tribulation period will be supported and spearheaded by the mass-media. The media is the voice of the world. They are therefore the voice of the god of the world – Satan. (2 Corinthians 4:4) They are therefore the voice of the antichrist in the tribulation period. They will represent Satan’s last stand – on steroids! (Revelation 12:12)
At this time there will be a large group in heaven rejoicing! (Revelation 12:12)
Mark 13:21 “Then (in the tribulation) if anyone says to you, ‘look, here is the Messiah!’ or ‘look He is there!’ do not believe it.”
Who is the “anyone” in the verse above? Obviously, it would be mainly the media. Please note the powerful, underlined words in the verse above – “Do not believe it.”
(As I wrote these words above, I received an email from someone claiming to be Jesus!)
Matthew 18:7 “Woe to the world because of its offences. (Stumbling blocks)
Again, this verse above applies perfectly to the mass-media and their creation of and support of social, moral, and political offences, which will all intensify in the tribulation.
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake (and reject) the law and word of God, praise the wicked.”
The media will be central in promoting and delivering Satan to the tribulation world. To those saved in the tribulation: “Do not believe them.”
We, the church, are the ‘light of the world”. With the church gone in rapture, deep spiritual darkness will be here 24/7, with unrestrained evil.
In the tribulation, the media empowered by Satan, will be the “light” that shines darkness and deception into the world. They will betray the living God – they will have to.
The antichrist is called “The son of perdition.” The only other person given that title in the Bible is Judas the betrayer. Betrayal flies on the wings of deception.
Some Spirit-less churches will be advocates and ambassadors for the antichrist in the tribulation. (Revelation 2:22, 3:15-16)
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 (Amp) “Now I am fearful that even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds may be corrupted and seduced from wholehearted and sincere, pure devotion to Messiah. For you seem ready to endure the preaching of another Yeshua, other than the One who was preached, and you receive a different spirit and a different gospel from the one you received.”
Good bye dung heap!
Philippians 3:8 “I count things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Yeshua the Messiah for whom I have suffered this loss, and count them as rubbish (Lit=dung) that I may gain Messiah.”
When you have tasted of the age to come, (Hebrews 6:5) you are absolutely spoilt for this world. You see it differently. You see it as dung! Are you living in a dung heap – you had better be! If not you’re blind. Yes, you can make your dung heap pretty, but it will wither away as all dung does.
There is a staggering contrast revealed throughout the Bible between the beauty of holiness, perfection and the things of the world, which are all polluted with Satan’s influence and presence.
The radical Christian can’t fit in with the world – Be thankful for that.
Truth must separate from error, and sin from holiness. Yes mercy triumphs over judgement, but not all the time. God’s grace has limits.
The radical Christian is a passionate fanatic! He loves more than you do. Is that why you don’t like radicals? The radical is a loving conformist and vicious non-conformist. He conforms in surrender to the Spirit of the living God, and stands against and opposed to the spirit of the world, and the traditions of man, and even to his own self-life.
Radicals beget radicals. The lukewarm beget spineless, weak, feeble, half-baked sell-outs.
A surprising rapture verse:
Romans 11:25-26 “I do not desire brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so, all Israel will be saved...”
The term “Has come in,” is Strong’s G1525, which could also be translated: “To come to life.”
The end of the time of the Gentiles is the key, because that’s exactly when God’s urgent work switches over to Israel.
This verse can only be a reference to the largely Gentile church and the rapture. That’s when we come to real life! That’s when all Israel will be saved. It all fits in well. Remember that God’s work with the Jews starts “suddenly!”
The consummation of the church age:
We are now at the consummation of this dispensation of the grace of God. Great end-time cosmic and earthly upheavals and disturbances will soon begin creating worldwide stress, disquiet, depression and desperation.
As we look across God’s great timelines we see a revolutionary revelation! We are but a miniscule drop in the ocean of time and eternity, and yet we are just at the starting point of our eternal journey and purpose with our King and Saviour.
In His light we see light, and we see our wonderful inheritance lying ahead.
Acts 26:18 Paul’s ministry: “To open their eyes, and to turn then from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.”
The veil will be snatched away over our lives in an atomic flash at the rapture. We will suddenly be revealed in our true, immortal, incorruptible, eternal state. That’s what you call the lifting of a veil! Even all creation (nature) is awaiting our being revealed. (Romans 8:19)
The veil of spiritual blindness upon the Jews is about to be snatched away too. But they will remain on earth with all the tribulation saints for seven years.
Bear in mind that the veil of spiritual blindness upon all unbelievers will be lifted at the Great White Throne Judgement. They will see the Messiah – too late, and then they will see their eternal companions in hell. They will see the multitudes of demons that have been their unseen companions.
The leaders of the mass-media will be there in hell, as well as their puppet news anchors. Also there will be: Herod, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Stalin, Lenin, Saddam, Gaddafi, Brezhnev, Batista, Castro, Freud, Skinner, Rogers, Jung, Van Gogh, Picasso, Gandhi, Mandela, Lennon, Jackson, Jobs, Diana, Hawking and a host of other famous people. Did I just name one of your heroes? – Tough!
I can’t give a list of living, famous hell-bound people because they still have time to repent.
Do you think famous people won’t go to hell? Many idiots think so. Have a look at this verse:
Revelation 20:12-15 “I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God and books were opened...Anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
The international tribulation religion:
Whenever a ministry does not teach regularly on the cross, it is under the power of witchcraft! Galatians 3:1 speaks of the “bewitching power of legalism obscuring the cross.” The cross and the word of God were the defeat of Satan. Yeshua spoke powerful words to Satan – “It is written...”
If it is only the cross and blood of Yeshua that cleanses from all sin, how can you be cleansed from sin by trying to reach God another way?
People think that their good works will save them. They think God would never send anyone to hell. They think they are more good than bad, and the scale will tip in their favour. Any religion will do, as long as the word “God” is somewhere in it!
It is the doing of works and keeping of laws that they think will save them. They come against anyone who doesn’t keep their set of laws their way! They are all of the spirit of witchcraft.
1 Samuel 15:23 “Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft...”
Rebellion is contagious. It influences others and they all go down the path to hell together.
The universal, international religion of the world is witchcraft – all cursed. (Jeremiah 17:6)
The only way to create a perfect world of love and peace is with no sin and evil in it, and that only comes through the cross.
True peace only comes from true biblical freedom, which only comes from the embrace of the entirety of God’s word, the cross of Calvary, humility and the fear of the Lord.
Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have those who love your law (word) and nothing causes them to be offended.”
The Spirit-filled believer has a certain fragrance around him. It comes from the brokenness of the cross, just like the fragrance coming from the “alabaster box” when it was broken. It is beautiful, a miraculous mystery, illusive but present. (John 12:3) It is that fragrance of God that some people hate and others love.
2 Corinthians 2:14-16 “Thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph in Messiah, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Messiah, among those who are being saved, and those who are perishing! To one we are the aroma of death, and to the other the aroma of life to life.”
We don’t aspire to being exalted now. We humble ourselves now, but don’t lose sight of what is coming very soon! Have a look at this incredible verse relating to what is coming:
Job 36:7 “He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; they are on the throne with kings, for He has seated them there forever and they are exalted.”
In the Bible one of the calls of the trumpet is to holiness (Zephaniah 3:11-20)
We will soon all be absolutely perfect as we enter eternity. We are perfect now in our re-created, born-again spirits. We are becoming perfect in soul as we apply the cross in our walk.
You absolutely cannot be perfected by legalism or works. – Impossible! Not only is it impossible if you try you are cursed!
Galatians 3:10-11 “As many as are under the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, ‘cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.’ No one is justified by the law in the sight of God...the just shall live by faith.”
Today, many fall into the curse-trap of trying to be perfect or righteous by keeping their own little set of rules and laws. It is very subtle, but has tell-tale give-away signs.
The biggest sign of those under the curse- spell of legalism is that they attack and condemn those that don’t keep their laws their way. They quickly turn into dangerous vipers. If they could they would kill those that don’t obey them.
We see this so succinctly with the Pharisees when they tried to kill our Lord because He did not keep their laws their way. (John 5:18) – Read it!
We see this principle at work in numerous so-called ministries. We see it at work in Islam, as they kill those that won’t submit to their Sharia law. We see this so succinctly in the tribulation period as the world religion of the time martyrs the tribulation saints.
We saw this mass murder at work by the Catholics of the Inquisitions trying to control the world.
Hitler sought a world of perfection - a thousand-year millennium ruled by the Nazi Party, by killing all those who did not fit his view of the ideal man.
Legalistically religion has killed more in wars throughout history than any other cause.
All these ways of man are the corporate manifestation of cursed witchcraft in the true definition of the term. Run away from them all!
Yet amazingly and wonderfully, our Lord God, and King of kings will bring in a world of perfection and holiness, but it will be through the worldwide power of the ancient cross of Calvary and grace and faith. It will be the absolute final manifestation of pure love – forever.
We build our lives now in anticipation of glory to come, not according to the diseased design of man. We build with our Master builder:
Amos 7:7-8 “The Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb line in His hand. He said, ‘Amos, what do you see?’ I said, ‘a plumb line.’ The He said, ‘behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel...’”
Ezekiel 13:10-11 “Say to those who plaster the wall with untempered mortar, that it will fall...the storm shall tear it down.”
So, in these two verses above we see that Israel will build with guidance of the Master builder and we see the consequences of careless building without Him.
This applies equally to Israel and the church now and the tribulation saints.
The great shock of many:
Right after the rapture, many professing Christians, left behind will suddenly see that they have “found their lives in the world.” They will see that what they have aspired to all their lives will instantly turn to dung.
They will suddenly have a million questions to ask themselves!
They will say: “What went wrong?” They will be shocked to find out that they professed to be Christians, but were not born again of the Spirit of God (See the “Salvation” link on right hand side of this website.)
Many will instantly be filled with fury and hatred for all things of God. They will curse God. Many will wisely repent and make it through to the Millennium. Many will be slaughtered on the way.
The Jews, believing that they are the chosen people, will suddenly be angry and jealous (Romans 10:19). They will begin the greatest national repentance ever seen. It will be deep and true, producing a most unexpected holiness as they become God’s chief evangelists of the tribulation.
The dry bones of the Jews will spring to life, with a new Spirit in them. (Ezekiel 37:12-14)
The dry bones of the mass media will remain dry and dead before being heated up in hell:
Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you scribes (media) and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inwardly are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness!”
Yes, we are perfect now, will be perfect forever, and we are becoming perfect while we wait. Please hurry up Lord!
The rapture will be the greatest, sudden act of mercy, forgiveness and love, but exclusive!
Rapture teaching constrains you and causes you to walk from perfection to perfection. Lack of it releases you to unrestrained worldliness and unholiness.
It’s time to be thankful for all that the Lord has done for you and for the entirety of the glory that lies ahead. Take time in your prayer and list all the things you can be thankful for.
And repent for all known sin in your life.
The cross of Calvary is not a destination. It is a principle leading to a destiny if correctly applied. And by the way, those on cross are not their own anymore. They’re at the total mercy of the Lord.
Dying, we conquer death and fly away!
This is one of my art works in which I’ve combined one of my photographs of the baobab tree with mixed media organic painting themes in an abstract style.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 433: September 4th 2018
Israel’s amazing repentance:
Isaiah 66:8-10 “Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion (Israel) travailed, she gave birth to her children...Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her all you who love her.”
We are on the verge of great drama.
Israel’s miraculous, national birth in a day, on the 14th May 1948 was an important event, creating a welcoming home for the Jews scattered abroad to return to. This was followed by the equally miraculous restoration of Jerusalem to the Jews in the Six-Day war of 1967.
These major prophetic events started the entire end-time ball rolling. We have seen it clearly in what has been dubbed, the Second Exodus. (Jeremiah 16:14-15)
It is all a forerunner to Israel’s soon-coming birth spiritually, as the veil of blindness is removed from their eyes and they see and recognise their Messiah – our Jewish Messiah! Prophetically, this will happen “suddenly” also.
Exodus 1+2 -1 counterfeit = glory!
Jeremiah 16: 14-15 “Behold, the days are coming says the Lord, that it shall no more be said, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them. I will bring them back unto their land which I gave to their fathers.’”
This verse above speaks most clearly of the first Exodus from Egypt and Second Exodus from “Egypt” – a type of the end-time world, and all nations. In both cases the return is to the land of Israel.
Why does God want an independent Israel, separate from the nations? It is to give the returning Jews a welcoming home, and so that He can deal with them collectively. It’s interesting that at the same time the Muslim Palestinians in exile want to return. This is the counterfeit Second Exodus!
What we have on the go now, is the God-ordained Jewish Second Exodus, backed by God’s word, and the God-forbidden, Islamic Exodus, backed by the word of the mass-media – the world. This has been dubbed, “the Palestinian right of return”.
An Israeli journalist recently wrote: “The re-admission of the Palestinian refugees would be equivalent to the admission to the US of 70 million sworn enemies of the nation.”
After the War of Independence in 1948 and the birth of the nation of Israel in one day, the Jewish return began to really speed up. At the same time about 5 million Muslim Arab Palestinians fled Israel to Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.
This Palestinian right of return is a emotive, insisting that first and second generation Palestinian refugees have the right to return to Israel and a right to property they left behind.
There are an estimated 13 million Palestinians worldwide (including the refugees). Haaretz has just put out a report claiming that Palestinians will outnumber Jews by 2020. The majority are Muslims. This would mean that Sharia law would dominate Israel, and the temple would not be rebuilt.
The true right of return is in fact God’s given right to the Jews to return and possess the land, and not the Palestinians, who are operating a well-camouflaged, stolen right. Bear in mind that Esau, the father of the Arabs, sold his birthright to Jacob, – a done deal! Esau could not get his right back – ever. (Hebrews 12:16-17)
Besides being the counterfeit second Exodus, the current Palestinian right of return is Esau trying to steal back his birthright! The stupid politicians of the world would do well to read the Hebrews discourse mentioned above, but they won’t because they are satanically stupid.
So, the choice is this: You can accept the word of the satanically led United Nations, or the word of the living God. You really have to be demon possessed to choose the former.
1 Kings 8:56 “Blessed be the Lord, who gives rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. Not one word of His good promise, which He has promised through His servant Moses, has failed.”
Joshua 21:45 “Not one word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.”
All the good intentions, humanitarian acts and good words for the Palestinians and against Israel are quite correct and right if there is no God or Bible. “But, you say, ‘look at what Israel has done to the Palestinians’. Yes, I say, ‘and look at what the Palestinians have done to God’s truth’!
►President Trump has just defunded the Palestinian agency of the “right of return.”
The purpose of the three Exoduses:
●God brought the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage to bring them into their own Promised Land. ●God is returning the Jews to the land of Israel in these days to bring them to their spiritual Promised Land, so that they can be the prophesied agents of God’s salvation to the world. ●God is allowing the counterfeit exodus of returning Palestinian migrants into the land to bring them to destruction, with their supporting nations.
Isaiah 11:11-12 “It shall come to pass that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left...He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
Obadiah 1:10 “For violence (Lit= Chamac, Hamas in English) against your brother Jacob (Israel) shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever.”
Do you think God is bringing the Jews back so that they can have fun in sun on the Tel Aviv beach?
The magnitude and scope of all Bible prophecy is centred on the most dramatic climax of all ages – the greatest drama of all time – their salvation and agents of salvation for the nations.
Psalm 37:34-37 “Wait on the Lord, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it...”
Hosea 5:15 “I will return again to My place till they acknowledge their offence. Then they will seek My face, in their affliction they will diligently seek Me.”
The two verses above give a dramatic time-lime. The Second Exodus and purpose of God for Israel will be completed “when the wicked are cut off”, and “in their affliction”. That will be right from the start of the tribulation.
Ezekiel 35:13-14 “With your mouth you (Edom – modern Palestinians) have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them. Thus says the Lord God: ‘The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.”
●Islam believes it is already on the way to world domination. They have a nasty surprise coming. They will fail and God, through the Jews will dominate the world, and they will end in desolation!
Jihad to Islam is a holy and justified war, because its end aim is the elimination of the Jews.
Isaiah 19:17 “The land of Judah will be a terror to Egypt; everyone who makes mention of it will be afraid in himself because of the counsel (Lit=purpose) of the Lord...”
The one-day miracle of a dead piece of wood:
Aaron’s rod, an almond, relates to Israel. It represents the authority and judgement of God. It is the antithesis of the “Sceptre of wickedness over the land” – Islam. (Psalm 125:3)
The almond tree has prophetic meaning. The word ‘almond’ means “awake and watch.”
The almond is the first tree to awake and bud in the spring, and the last to produce fruit. This speaks of Israel rebirth in 1948 and the coming rebirth in repentance.
Aarons almond rod was a cut off branch. Being cut-off it was dead, like the valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37:12-14), and the like the cut-off olive tree of Romans 11. There is also a parallel with the budding fig tree of Luke 21:29-32.
The rod of Aaron miraculously budded overnight. (Numbers 17:8) That speaks of Israel becoming a nation in one day. It also speaks of the soon coming sudden awakening and repentance of Israel.
Perhaps the most important thing about Aaron’s rod that budded is missed by most, and that is that it happened in one day. That does not happen normally. That has great significance.
Suddenly in one day!
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove the iniquity of that land (Israel) in one day.”
The verse above is a reference to Israel’s soon-coming salvation and the verses below refer to when this sudden event happens – the tribulation.
Jeremiah 6:26 “O daughter of My people, cloth yourselves with sackcloth, and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the plunderer will suddenly come upon us.”
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your foes (Israel) shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passes away; yes it shall be in an instant, suddenly.”
And here is the opposition to God’s plan. You could just as well add the words “mass-media” to “Satan” in these verses below!
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you!
Let me give you a tip: If you want to know the truth on any big moral of biblical issue, just look at what the mass-media says about it, and apply the opposite.
We have a great indebtedness to Israel. We have no indebtedness to the world.
Jeremiah 31:16-17 “Refrain from weeping, for your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope in your future, says the Lord; that your children shall come back to their own border.”
Israel’s deep repentance:
The Jews are not the chosen people because they are any different to the people of the world. God shows no partiality. They were chosen because in God’s foreknowledge, He knew they will repent.
They were and are chosen to bring salvation to the world. That job went to the largely Gentile church, but is now on the verge of switching to God’s final work – with the Jews.
Acts 13:47 “I have set you (Jews) to be a light to the Gentiles that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Zechariah 8:13 “It shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you shall be a blessing...”
Isaiah 29:23-24 “When he see his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, they will hallow My name, and hallow the Holy One of Jacob, and fear the God of Israel. These also, who erred in spirit, will come to understanding...”
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour out on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him (repent).”
Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage (Israel)? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue (destroy) our iniquities.”
1 Samuel 7:3-4 “Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel saying, ‘If you return to the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths (Canaanite goddesses) from among you and prepare your hearts for the Lord, and serve Him only; He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines (Modern Palestinians) So the children of Israel put away the Baals and the Ashtoreths and served the Lord only.”
1 Samuel 7:13 “So the Philistines were subdued and they did not come into the territory of Israel anymore. The hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.”
The two verses above are historic, but they are prophetic as well, and are about to re-occur!
Zephaniah 3:13 “The remnant of Israel will do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth...”
The Lion of the Jews:
The lion is the national and cultural symbol of Israel founded in the verses speaking of “The Lion of the tribe of Judah. (Jews) This Lion is none other than Yeshua Hamashiach. (Revelation 5:5)
It is this Lion, with the heart of a Lamb that causes the repentance of the Jews. He will suddenly be unveiled, producing great shock and awe – and love!
Proverbs 19:12 “The kings wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favour is like dew on the grass.”
Hosea 11:10 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”
The lion of the tribe of the Jews is a lion of forgiveness and love. But He is also a severe lion, roaring for the world to repent and His people to come home.
Right now, a Lamb is giving birth. Behold, the child is a Lion! We must know the Lamb and the Lion!
This Lion will deal out forgiveness to the repentant, and destruction to God’s enemies!
I’ve seen many lions in action in the wilds – first hand. Getting torn to shreds by a lion is one thing, but by a Jewish Lion – Oy vey!
How ‘bout them apples Mr. Palestinian?
The shock and awe of Israel’s recognition of the Messiah, Yeshua, the Jew of all Jews, will be so great that it will cause a massive response of repentance on a large scale and very quickly. The shock will be so great it will produce a level of holiness that will be unexpected.
The shock of Jacob’s sons as Joseph revealed himself to them, will pale in comparison.
Israel is about to get a huge dose of the fear of the Lord – ready or not! It will turn her “angry and jealous” in an instant, with effects lasting for seven years. (Romans 10:19)
Psalm 67:7 “God shall bless us (Israel) and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
Psalm 110:3 “Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power, in the beauty of holiness, from the womb of the morning, you have the dew of your youth.”
I’ve said this in many editions, but it is so important it must be repeated. The salvation of the Jews will be sudden. It will be so deep and produce dramatic results very quickly; there is only one event that could cause it.
The Jews themselves rightly believe that they are the chosen people. When they see that God has removed the largely Gentile church in rapture and left them behind, they will immediately become jealous and angry! (Romans 10:19) Read it!
They will be shocked into belief.
This will be the powerful motivating force for their repentance. The veil of blindness upon their eyes will suddenly begin to open.
This event may be very soon!!
The character of Israel in the tribulation:
The Bible shows in a number of verses that the Jews of the diaspora (dispersion) would never be able to assimilate into the nations they were scattered to.
But the world has most certainly “assimilated” into the Jews! They are no different to the nations in terms of sin and wickedness.
So when we look at the Jews of the tribulation – it is shocking indeed. This won’t be the case for ever single Jew, but it will be for the entire remnant.
Job 22:28 (Amp) “You shall decide and decree a thing and it shall be established for you, and the light of God’s favour will shine upon your ways.
I have taken the following from numerous verses in the Bible relating to these things and this time period for the repenting, redeemed Jews:
They will: ●Fear the Lord, ●They will be holy and upright, ●They will have clean hands, ●They will be wise, ●They will have no idolatry in their midst, ●They will have no traces of occult, Babylonian Christian influence in their lives like Christmas and Easter. ●They will have no foreign gods.
God will again fight for and defend Israel. The very soon-coming tribulation will produce great war and conflict with great, severe and tragic results for the world. But then suddenly, world peace...the Millennium will be here.
2 Chronicles 20:29 “The fear of God was upon all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel. Then the Lord gave rest and quiet all around.”
It is written in the mass-media. “It is written,” in God’s word. They are eternal opposites and enemies. Your choice reveals which spirit you are of, and your destiny, unless you repent.
Psalm 21:8-12 “Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
You don’t want to be subjected to God’s Holocaust, as revealed in the verse above!
Yes, the state of Israel was born. It was born to be the ‘midwife’ for the new, spiritual birth of the Jews and their companions. It was born for wonderful, magnificent and dramatic times. It was born to annihilate God’s earthly enemies. It was born to bring peace to the world for a thousand years.
Psalm 98:7-8 “Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills be joyful together before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the world.”
A mix of my pix:
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 432: August 28th 2018
Who will repent?
The soon-coming seven-year tribulation period will begin with no true believers on the earth, thanks to the rapture. The world will then be filled with counterfeit Christians, Jewish and Gentile unbelievers and of course, the mass-media!
This will be the most tumultuous time ever.
Multitudes of Jews (the majority) and Gentiles will be saved in the tribulation. Huge numbers will not repent and become great enemies of God before their ride to hell.
So, who will repent and be saved, and who will not, and why? The answer is, I don’t know, only God knows in His esteemed foreknowledge. But the Bible does give us many clues, views, signs and insights into who will repent and why.
This edition is a careful examination of this all important issue. Many of the principles relate to what causes repentance generally speaking, as well as in the tribulation.
God is merciful, loving, compassionate, forgiving and full of grace, but there is a limit to His grace, which you must not cross. His desire is that all come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
The meaning of the word “repent” (Strong’s G3341) is to have a change of heart and to turn around and go a new way. It also means rejecting the old way. It is active and a deliberate act of will. Repentance is always relative to the values and virtues of the Bible.
Please bear in mind that pride and a lack of repentance are evil twins, and humility and repentance are holy twins. In many ways, repentance is similar to cross-bearing.
Repentance must be deep. It must even include your thought life. Your thought life is your own secret place – forbidden to all. But God knows every thought and intention of your mind!
You can and must straighten out your thought life! Try it, you’ll be surprised.
Psalm 139:1-4 “O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and rising up, you understand my thoughts afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. There is not a word on my tongue, O Lord, you know it altogether.”
There is a big difference between godly repentance and feeling sorry for oneself!
2 Corinthians 7:10 “Godly sorrow produces repentance to salvation, not to be regretted, but the sorrow of the world produces death.”
Repentance is an ongoing walk. It produces holiness which produces spiritual sight, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. It clears out sin and prepares for a new godly universe. (Daniel 9:24)
As we head for the soon-coming climax of the ages, who repents and who will not, and why?
Malachi 3:2 “Who can endure the day of His coming? Who can stand when He appears? He is like a refiner’s fire...”
Nahum 1:6 “Who can stand before His indignation, and who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury will be poured out like fire”.
Who won’t repent:
Repentance is a gift of God, but He gives it to those who He knows, in His foreknowledge, will use it and not scorn it.
There would of course be some exceptions to this, but generally, those who will not repent are those who have “seared their conscience.” Most of the so-called intellectual, liberal left are dominated by pride and self righteousness and will not repent. Those under the spell of the religion of humanism will generally not repent.
Those beguiled by the witchcraft of legalism in and out of the church, will be unable to repent because of the power of those curses at work.
In the tribulation period, those who have received the ultimate control symbol, the mark of the beast, will be forever lost.
Why won’t they repent?
Remember well that Yeshua is a friend of sinners who humble themselves, but a frightful terror to the unrepentant and proud.
Proverbs 1:28-29 “They will call on Me, but I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but they will not find Me, because they hated knowledge (of God) and did not choose the fear of the Lord.”
The proud and unrepentant have a god they can control and make dance to their tune. They have no fear of the Lord.
Pride, in all its forms keeps God away. It’s a battle between the pride of life and the pattern and working of humility, which brings God near.
The humble will be well-known in heaven.
Pride is the power which causes sin to shine. Pride refines and legitimises sin making it acceptable. Spiritual darkness is a close friend of the unrepentant and proud.
It is pride that often causes people to become too sensitive to being hurt. Pride is a product of the flesh (self) and does not like to be affronted. It is this same pride that causes people to carry hurts and injuries around with them, causing them never to be free. With some you can see it in their eyes and hear it in their talk. They have made their hurts their friends!
You can’t hurt and injure a dead person! – Death to self is extremely liberating.
Pride is the dark glass in front of you that hides the face of truth and alters the appearance of sin and blinds you to its dangers and the need to repent.
You can alter the appearance of sin and change its definition, but you can’t change its nature and that will crush you, because you won’t see the need to need to repent!
Hollywood has created a world of golden statues, celebrities of hell, and golden-calf idols. They are idols for destruction, icons of hell itself. This has infiltrated into the church and the minds of many Christians today because they’ve been beguiled and bewitched by the world’s devil.
Many of today’s Christianettes need to be entertained and amused all the time. They have more in character with the idolatry of Hollywood, and the media, than with our God.
Interestingly, the world continues in ever worsening sin, yet condemns and criticises those who call them to repentance, which is true freedom.
Now, have a look at this incredible discourse:
Deuteronomy 8:2 “The Lord your God led you all the way these 40 years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His word or not...to do you good in the end. (vs16)”
Psalm 106:13-15 “They soon forgot His works; they did not wait for His counsel, but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tested God in the desert. So, He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.”
Do you have “leanness of soul?” Note the enormous tragedy in these verses above. God was testing them to do them good in the end, but they tested God and got nothing except emptiness! It’s not very clever to test God!
There are some people who come to God, but won’t leave their god of the world. They want both! They secretly want to continue in sin. They get nothing from God. He won’t even listen to them.
Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.”
You can win arguments with people about the truth, but that does not always change their hearts. Some people are so in love with their false beliefs that they won’t repent or lay them down no matter how wrong you prove them to be.
When you come to God in repentance and belief, wonderful things begin to happen!
Job 42:5-6 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye (spiritual) sees You. Therefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
Excuse me for sharing this; I do so from the point of view of testimony:
“Repent in dust and ashes” That’s crazy talk! O yes, I don’t agree. I’ve often maintained that it is good to do things demonstrably. It breaks your pride even if it makes you look like an idiot sometimes. I often used to go to a nearby graveyard and begin a fast of repentance lying in the dust of some anonymous grave.
The shock of not being able to repent:
There are some who are tragically forever lost and can’t repent. They can’t see their terrible state.
You may not like the above statement, but those who know their Bible well and the voice of The Spirit in their hearts would rather take warning and fear – and be safe.
Please read the following verses one after the other. I have selected them for their gravity and seriousness in this regard. They need no comment:
Hebrews 6:4-6 “It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit and tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away (completely) to renew then again to repentance ...”
2 Chronicles 36:15-16 “The Lord God sent warnings to them by His messengers...because He had compassion on His people. But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at the prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.”
Hebrews 12:16-17 “...Esau who for one morsel of food sold his birthright...afterwards he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with teas.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
John 12:35 “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you...”
Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his ways.”
1 Timothy 4:1-2 “The Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.”
All who don’t love the truth, including the necessity of repentance, are in grave danger. They will soon backslide in the pressures, and become spiritually sterile – sell-outs.
It does no good to preach to the hard-hearted.
A warning call:
Ezekiel 33:5 “He heard the sound of the watchman’s trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself, but he who takes warning will save his life.”
You will not be able to repent and make right with God, the instant you have stepped into eternity. You fate, good or bad is eternally sealed at death or rapture. There will be no regret in repentance and there will be eternal regret for the lack of it.
The godly teacher is to teach, preach and proclaim of the immense danger for unrepentant sinners. The church today has taught so much on the love of God that the flock think they have nothing to fear. That is the very reason much of the church is so worldly.
The godly teacher is more than a teacher. He is the watchman, tuned into God first and the people second. He must be a vicious watchdog in the face of attacks.
The media call themselves the watchdogs of society. A number of CNN anchors are Muslims and homosexuals. How can they be the watchdogs for the true Christian? They don’t call anyone to godly repentance, not even themselves. They call the masses to hell.
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed is he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God.”
Psalm 10:13 “Why do the wicked renounce God? Because they have said in their hearts, ‘you will not require an account.’”
You will never escape from God! Believers would say, ‘that’s great we don’t want to!’ It is the unbeliever who must hide in the dark because he trusts in himself and loves sin.
Romans 2:4-5 “...The goodness of God leads to repentance, but in accordance with your hardness and impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourselves wrath in the day of wrath and the revelation of the righteous judgement of God.”
What is shocking about this verse below is that these people knew and recognised that their intense suffering under the wrath of God in the tribulation period, was coming from God. Yet they did not repent and in fact turned on God.
Revelation 16:9-11 “Men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory...They gnawed their tongues because of the pain and sores and did not repent of their deeds.”
Revelation 9:20-21 “The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons and idols of gold and silver, brass, stone and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. They did not repent of their murders or sorceries or their sexual immorality or thefts.”
You have to be as stupid as a media news anchor to refuse to repent, as it is revealed in these tribulation-period verses above!
Rome will not repent:
Do you know that the Roman Catholic church has a very close link to Babylon? Many of its practices, traditions and beliefs come right out of Babylon. We see great judgement coming upon the end-time “whore of Babylon” in the book of Revelation. (Revelation 17:1-18)
We see the wrath of God’s judgment upon her for her self-exaltation and all her evils. Most commentators including myself agree that “Babylon the great” is the end-time world and its world-religion led by Rome.
Rome: Greek: Strong’s G4516. “Rhome” Meaning: “Presumed strength.”
Rome is not in the Old Covenant, but the word in Hebrew means, “The one who exalts herself”.
By contrast our Lord calls us “the little flock, which are given the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)
According to the message to the church at Thyatira in the Revelation, which most commentators agree is the Catholic church, and other similar orthodox churches, will not repent. They together with the “lukewarm, spat out church of Laodecia, have a terrible future coming. Here it is:
Revelation 2:21-23 “I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds, and I will kill her children with death...”
The lukewarm church of Laodecia is also commanded to repent, but does not! (Revelation 3:19) The dead church of Sadis is commanded to repent. (Revelation 3:3) The loveless church of Ephesus is commanded to repent. (Revelation 2:5) The compromising church of Pergamos is commanded to repent. (Revelation 2:16)
Funny thing this: The world back then was awe struck and amazed at the magnificence of man-made Babylon. But it was a scummy, slimy hell-hole compared to the glory of the God-made New Jerusalem! The descriptions are mind boggling.
Compare the Vatican with the New Jerusalem! Wheeeewuuu! I better get off this now!
The fruit of repentance:
Genuine repentance brings instant forgiveness. This then produces “fruit of repentance.”
Repentance produces forgiveness, and correction in that area, which makes us right with God.
Acts 3:19 “Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
The fruits of repentance are many, most being obvious. Stability, assurance, confidence and strength to move forward without hindrance are primary. Freedom from guilt, liberty and increased faith are good fruits too. Perhaps the greatest fruit, if we could call it that, is holiness.
Repentance produces refreshing! Glorious, liberating refreshing!
Time is up!
The pressures are going to increase dramatically and suddenly. Supernatural forces of good and evil will intensify in their battle for you.
We have very little time left before great things break forth. People have very little time left to get their lives right with God.
Easy believeism is the curse of the modern western church. It is nothing but the seeking of ongoing comfort and pleasure. Many of them will go to hell because the church has given them a false hope.
Those who seek to be right with God now and who move in repentance now, will be forever thankful to the living God for leading this way.
Once you have tasted the deep things of holiness, which only repentance produces, you become a wonderfully strange and odd person, with no regrets.
I strongly recommend that those who are serious with our Lord have a serious repentance session with Him. Make it a special event, a milestone, a point of identification.
Repentance is the way to safety with God. It is the way to a life of joy and peace which rubs off on others. The real winners are the repentant ones.
Psalm 51:12-13 “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You.”
Repentance keeps holiness close. The lack of repentance is a great danger and horror.
I took the background picture of the side of an old rusted steam engine I found out in the wilds and inserted one of my warthog pictures for fun. I changed it blue and added some textures.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 431: August 21st 2018
The Rapture and the Tribulation:
In this edition I want to have a fresh look at the rapture, the state of the church, the soon coming tribulation period, wars in the Middle East and more.
I have a strong sense of something prophetic impending, approaching, looming!
It is imminent. It’s a lot more than something blowing in the wind, or the cards on the table, or even the writing on the wall! Satan’s antichrist is within spitting distance and the trumpet blast is near.
I must assure you that I will never give you speculation, presumption or manipulation as fact, to score points, as many do these days. That’s not my style.
In this edition I will consider some speculation and look at some facts. I will differentiate.
The prophesied wars which will take place just before the tribulation begins, or just into it are the wars of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38&39) The Syria / Damascus war (Isaiah 17) and the Psalm 83 war.
These wars all involve Israel.
I have discussed them in previous editions, but now I want to look briefly, at some interesting consistencies and facts between them.
There is no harm done to prophecy by inserting the modern place or country names. Likewise, there is no harm done when we insert modern weaponry.
These wars are monumental. They appear to be sudden and very quick, lasting a day or two. They will involve military forces on land, on sea and from the air. Have a look at these interesting verses:
●Zechariah 5:1-8 “I turned and raised my eyes, and saw a flying scroll...” (Flying scrolls here, is a reference to missiles - read it.) You can find more on this, under the heading “God’s secret nuclear weapon” In edition 301: HERE
●Ezekiel 38:9 “You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and your troops and many peoples (nations) with you.”
●Ezekiel 38:16 “You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am hallowed in you, O Gog before their eyes.”
●Isaiah 31:4-5 “As a lion roars, and a young lion a young lion over its prey, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor be disturbed by their noise, so the Lord of hosts (armies) will come down to fight for Mount Zion and its hill. Like birds flying about, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it. Passing over He will preserve it.”
●Habakkuk 1:6-8 “I am raising up the Chaldeans, a bitter and hasty nation which marches through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful; their judgement and their dignity proceed from themselves. Their horses are swifter than leopards, and fiercer than evening wolves. Their charges charge ahead; their cavalry comes from afar; they fly as the eagle that hastens to eat.”
The name “Chaldeans” above, originates from a number of words meaning: “Wandering, destructive, demons and robbers.” They were a people who settled in Babylon becoming synonymous with them. Babylon is one the types of the end-time world!
This verse above could be a reference to any, or all of the end-time world wars. The aerial and missile warfare places these wars in our day. There are some other verses in these passages that clearly say that they will be in the “latter days”.
Joseph is a type of Messiah. This is well accepted.
One of the most dramatic events in the Bible is found in the story of Joseph. Let’s consider some points of relevance:
Joseph was a Jew. He was married to a Gentile wife, which is a type of the church. Joseph therefore represents the relationship with God, to the Jews and the church.
His brothers, representing the Jews, had got rid of him long ago – or so they thought! They went off to Egypt to buy food for the coming seven-year famine, a type of the seven-year tribulation to come. They thought they were dealing with an Egyptian official of Pharaoh. They did not recognise that it was Joseph their brother, but he recognised them.
Joseph could not bear the separation any longer and decided to reveal his identity to his brothers.
And now the drama!
This event took place in Pharaoh’s courts. Joseph’s Gentile bride would have been there with many others. As the time of the revelation approached, Joseph first of all said to all who were with him: “make everyone go out from me. So no one was left with him, while Joseph revealed who he was to his brothers.” (Genesis 45:1)
Our Lord Himself, alone, reveals Himself to the Jews. The mostly Gentile church has gone!
During the great dramatic, reveal, Joseph forgave his brothers for rejecting him all those years ago.
Psalm 130:8 “He Himself will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.”
What a powerful type of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church this is!
We see many other types of the pre-tribulation rapture, revealed in Old Covenant events.
●Noah and his family went into the ark seven days before the rain and God shut the door.
Isaiah 26:20 “Come My people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation (tribulation) is past.”
●Lot and family were removed from Sodom before the destruction of God fell.
●The Gentile, Rahab who helped Joshua and the children of Israel on their journey to the Promised Land, was taken to safety outside the city of Jericho just before it was destroyed.
●The Hebrew feast of the Lord, Rosh Hashanah means: “new beginning.” This is the next of the seven feasts to be prophetically fulfilled. It would most certainly mark the new beginning of the next dispensation. They appear in order and are fulfilled in order.
If you reject dispensations, by the logic and consistency of interpretation you have to accept a post -tribulation rapture. You then have no answer for these verses describing dispensations:
Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 3:2, Hebrews 1:1, and Colossians 1:25. (All use G3622 – dispensation)
Bible dispensations begin, and end following on from each other immediately. There is no inter-dispensation time period like some erroneously teach.
One of the greatest pre-tribulation rapture proofs is the dispensational division and roles of the church and Israel.
●Moses took seventy elders up Mt. Sinai to meet with God. (Exodus 24:9-11) This relates to the start of the dispensation of the law, which began here on Sinai with the giving of the law in stone.
●Seventy disciples were chosen by our Lord to be sent out to evangelise. (Luke 10) This relates to the church dispensation which began on the day of Pentecost, with the law now transferred from stone to the heart of the believer.
● Seventy sevens of years (seventy times seven) are determined upon Jerusalem. (Daniel 9:24)
●Yeshua said to forgive seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21)
●Israel spent seventy years in captivity in Babylon, before freedom. (Jeremiah 29:10)
●The modern state of Israel is now seventy years old since its birth in one day. (Isaiah 66:8)
●Israel spends seven years cleaning up the destruction of the war of Gog and Magog. (Ezekiel 39:9) This ends with the great revealing of Messiah to the Jews in verse 29. The church is not seen in any of these events at all.
●The number seventy is the number of spiritual completion and also the number of judgement.
So what can we say about these things? The rapture of the church and the start of the tribulation are very near. We can’t be totally sure, but we can be sure it’s very close indeed! Is it this year, next month? Maybeeeee! If not we watch and wait.
The great escape:
Many post tribbers criticise us who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture as being escapists. If they knew their Bible well, they would know that it is them who will not escape!
Isaiah 47:11 (The end of Babylon – a type of the world) “Evil shall come upon you, you shall not know from where it arises, you will not be able to put it off (Lit=escape), and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
But to those who accept the pre-tribulation rapture, thank the Lord that you will escape:
Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial (tribulation period) which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell upon the earth.”
See also Luke 21:36.
If you had even the slightest understanding of the severity of the tribulation, you would be most thankful for the pre-tribulation rapture.
The character of the tribulation period:
The rapture of the church obviously ends the church dispensation and begins the next one which is called: ●time of Jacob’s trouble, ●the seventieth week (of years) of Daniel, ● the seven-year tribulation period of the Revelation. It is also called the ●wrath of God (last half).
The tribulation is also referred to as: ●The time of distress, ●the affliction, ●the indignation, ●the vindication of God, ●the time of lawlessness, ●the day of darkness, ●the hour of testing and more.
This completes the Old Covenant dispensation, paused during the church era.
The church dispensation is called the grace of God.
The character of the tribulation is revealed in hundreds of verses – all consistent. Here is a succinct view of this, the most severe time the world has ever seen or ever will see again. (Matthew 24:21)
Zephaniah 1:14-17 “The great day of the Lord is near. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter. It is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. It is a day of trumpet and alarm against the fortified cities and against the high towers. I will bring distress upon men, and they shall walk like blind men, because they sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like refuse.”
The tribulation begins as the church, which is also the restrainer is removed, the antichrist is revealed and huge changes take place in the manner in which God deals with man.
That does not mean God changes. It means that He changes His methods of operation only.
The church age centres on Gods work with the church. The church however is made up of born-again Jews and Gentiles. The tribulation period focuses on Israel and not the church. Large numbers of Gentiles will be saved in the tribulation period. They do not become part of the church. They are called “tribulation saints.”
The primary focus is on Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews, and their becoming God’s chief evangelists to the world in the tribulation.
Hosea 5:15 “I will return again to My place till they (Jews) acknowledge their offence. Then they will seek My face, in their affliction (tribulation) they will diligently seek Me.”
There will be a huge number of Jews saved suddenly right at the start of the tribulation, but millions will be saved right through it as well.
Enormous numbers of very stupid people, including leaders of nations and churches, inspired by Satan ill come against God’s work with the Israel:
Psalm 79:6-7 “Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not know You, and the kingdoms that do not call on Your name. For they have devoured Jacob (Israel) and lay waste his dwelling place.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
The purpose of the tribulation period:
●A purpose is forGod to bring judgement upon all sin by His wrath.
●A purpose is to cause the repentance and salvation of the Jews.
●A purpose is to bring repentance and salvation to masses of Gentiles.
●A purpose is to create a true nation under God –called the Millennium.
●A purpose is the setting up of everlasting righteousness.
In terms of the big picture, the entire tribulation period is the holiness of God at work. The judgement of God is an act of holiness and grace because of its end result – everlasting, universal righteousness.
Most of those left behind at the rapture, will be shocked beyond belief. As the tribulation upheavals begin they will be struck by fear. Bear in mind that fear rightly directed and with a correct response, can be a very positive thing causing repentance.
Mercy and forgiveness produces repentance, but when this is exhausted, the severe side comes in.
Many of these things will happen very quickly!
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones (terror-creating) shall be as chaff that passes away; yes it shall be in an instant, suddenly!”
Isaiah 66:8-10 “Who has heard of such a thing, who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day, or shall a nation (Israel) be born at once?
Zechariah 3:9 “Behold the stone I have laid before Joshua; upon the stone are seven eyes. I will engrave its inscription says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.”
Isaiah 10:17 “So the Light of Israel will be for a fire, and the Holy One for a flame. It will burn and devour His thorns and briers in one day.”
The wicked world:
The state of all nations is deteriorating fast. They will soon become great beasts – servants of Satan, to attack the truth of God’s word, His virtues and ways. Nations will become control-freaks.
A state, released from God’s influence, soon manifests a monster.
End-time man has become Satan’s greatest weapon of attack against God. Too many Christians are friends of the flaming world, and like a leper can’t feel the pain.
Today, people replace good with evil, light for dark, right for wrong and also ugliness for beauty. (Isaiah 5:20) This is even seen in music, where melody should be central, beat and rhythm secondary. That’s all reversed, creating ugly, terrible music. (And that’s coming from an ex-hippie!)
You must become state-less now. Obey the government up to the point where it violates God’s word directly. But even in your thinking, die to the state now. There are some strong, great Christians working in some state departments. They are its light. I know some – keep it up. (You too Ty)
It’s good to battle with and break our connection to the world, but we must get to a place where the battle is won and the world now lies as a desert of death before us.
Tragically, for the world, which rejects the fear of the Lord, it will soon get a crushing dose of the fear of the Lord – called the tribulation period and the wrath of God! The tribulation will produce the fear of God like never before.
People today have little fear of, or respect for the authorities and therefore no feelings of guilt. There is no more shame in sin anymore. The whole world has seared its conscience.
The world can scream the odds against Gods value system, and His holy virtues all they like. They will protest in the tribulation. They will scream against God’s wrath, but they will not stop it.
The provocation of the scriptures:
Our Lord was often provocative.
The Bible is called the gospel of offence.
We are in a world with no restraint (Hosea 4:1-2) and a Christian world of easy believism, in the face of an advancing, sin-rich church. This is because their sick leaders have surgically removed the “severity” and “hard sayings” of the gospel. (Romans 11:22, John 6:60)
In the face of fast spreading sickness, you need to step up the dosage, not water it down or remove it altogether.
Today too many Bible teachers accommodate acclimatisation to the spiritually bankrupt state of the world. They all, in their fallen wisdom, “compare themselves amongst themselves and are not wise.” Their lukewarm state slips to ice cold. (2 Corinthians 10:12, Revelation 3:16)
Imagine the stupidity of comparing yourself to things that are about to be hit by the wrath of God!
Both “goodness and severity” can be applied wrongly. One really needs to be led by the Spirit. The baseball bat is not a tool of the trade! And neither is the soft sofa.
My position is always to offend, attack and create disunity towards foundational doctrinal error. It is my aim to create unity within the truth and lovers of truth and to defend it. I am not referring to minor issues. It’s those entrenched in doctrines that violate the 6 foundational doctrines of Messiah that I’m at war with. (Hebrews 6:1-2)
Be careful of teachers trying to produce control and also those with a critical spirit always elevating themselves. The objective of correct instruction is to glorify God.
Be very careful of who you receive from in these days:
Jeremiah 5:13 “The prophets have become wind, for the word is not in them...”
God gives light, sight, blessing, mercy, cursing, blinding, darkness, and wrath.
Satan gives dark light, blinding, deceptive blessing, cursing and wrath.
You need the sword of God’s Spirit to divide between the two, and know the source.
The instinct and intuition of the Christian tend towards the things of God.
For deep inward strength, set you spiritual gaze silently inward, upward and outward.
Psalm 63:6-8 “I meditate on You in the night watches, because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You.”
I took these pictures in the wilds of Namaqualand during wild-flower season, which is starting up again now for this spring. It’s a wildly beautiful place with flower-power zebras too!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!