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Edition 452: January 15th 2019
Treasures of prophecy for today:
Psalm 119:162 “I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure.”
In this edition I will share with you some startling and little-known prophecies and scriptures that relate accurately to today’s world situation on many fronts, including moral, political, and military, Israel, the church and much more.
There are many verses that are directly prophetic, but also many others that can have a prophetic application, or a double reference. So we need to hear the leading of the Spirit.
We need to be open to the Spirit of God shedding fresh light on verses that we think we know.
This edition may seem disjointed, but that is because I have much revelation, contained in so many verses for you, and I want to get as much as possible to you in this and the next edition.
Idiots and idols:
Idols are illigitimate or forbidden things people worship, but opinions can just as easily become idols of enslavement too.
This world is absolutely filled with all types of idolatry and some of it is in the church.
Consider these profound verses below, and note the effects:
Jeremiah 10:8 “They (who worship idols) are altogether dull hearted and foolish.”
Proverbs 14:18 “Fools mock at sin, but among the righteous there is favour.”
Isaiah 32:6 “The foolish person will speak foolishness, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error against the Lord...”
Proverbs 15:14 “The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.”
Ephesians 4:18 “Their understanding was darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their heart.”
As you read these verses above, please note idolatry brings foolishness into your heart. Satan makes you stupid. It makes you a true idiot. You then mock at sin, just like the media does. You then become full of sin, feeding on the world’s foolishness and it gets progressively worse.
Their hearts are then hardened and they are in a terrible state.
These few verses, above are a treasure-chest of truth relating to the whole unsaved world today. They apply succinctly to individuals and entire nations. Tragically, they apply to many modern churches today. Or should I say; counterfeit churches.
►If the church was doing its job properly; there would be far fewer professing Christians. These are the ones who profess belief but have no enduring fruit or biblical evidence of new-birth. They are frauds and the churches today are full of them!
The cross identifies you. But where there is no cross, self-opinion, idolatry, and foolishness rule and take over.
An incredible verse:
James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those that love Him.”
As we move forward in the Lord, we all encounter temptation. With some, it is an absolute battle, because they have yielded to sin so frequently. Those who are truly saved, know all about battling to be released from the grip of sin.
Your battle against sin can be quite easily overcome by the correct application of the cross.
But revealed, like hidden treasure, the verse above shows something quite incredible. When you endure temptation and overcome it, you will receive a reward! This reward is called “The crown of life.” Like all rewards from our Lord, it is eternal. It identifies you in God’s eternal kingdom in a most powerful way, forever and ever.
Do you think it is worth it, to endure and overcome temptation? – You bet!!
Just think about that. Your battle is for a brief moment in time, but your reward is forever and ever. That makes our Lord’s grace and mercy, totally unreasonable - positively!
Psalm 19:9-11 “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; His judgements are true and righteous altogether...By them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.”
Note again, “great reward” for heading warning!
Some terrible “treasure” of the tribulation period:
The unbeliever will curse himself to eternal hell by receiving a mark on his forehead or hand. (Revelation 13:16, 14:11) But have a look at this bit of majesty:
Revelation 22:4-5 “They (believers) shall see His face, and His name shall be upon their foreheads, and there shall be no night there: They need no lamp, nor light of the sun, for the Lord gives them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.”
What a thing this is! Those who take the mark of the beast are sent to an eternal hell. Those who take the mark of the cross of Calvary, which will show in a godly mark on their foreheads, shall reign with our Lord forever and ever!
The unsaved go into unquenchable fire.
Isaiah 34:10 (Day of Lord’s vengeance) “The burning will not be quenched (Lit=unquenchable) night or day; its smoke shall ascend forever...”
“Quenched” (Strong’s G762) is “Asbestos” meaning, “not extinguishable”. You can hit asbestos with fire and it never gets quenched or consumed. In other words, this fire of God’s judgement never comes to an end.
The world can never have true peace. Peace is a person, a crucified and risen person, whom the world has rejected. The world’s peace is manufactured, temporary, external, superficial and in fact a lie. The world’s peace is soon to be hit with unquenchable fire!
Today we are seeing the rapid devolution of man on all fronts, including social, art, music, morals, religion and more. The funny thing is that true “evolution” is only for the serious Christian! God lifts him up, changing him, while those in Satan’s kingdom are always brought down to the lowest common denominator.
We are seeing the devolution of the world without God right now. It’s all unwinding fast. It is degenerating and getting ready to go to hell in a hand-basket.
Yes, there are some things in the world getting better, but not in the big issues like morality.
Why is “perilous times” a key prophecy of these times? (2 Timothy 3:1-2) As the verse reveals, it is simply because of the degeneration of character.
The internet has been so very successful, or has it? It has made many things easier, especially the spread of gospel. But it has speeded up the stupefying of the masses fast. It has revolutionised the moral degeneration of man.
The various media internet companies have set their algorithms to generate and give you not what you want, but what they want. It’s all about manipulation which will lead to global satanic control.
Due to the world’s idolatry, foolishness and blindness, they have charged headlong into many curse generating activities and beliefs. They don’t see it until it’s too late and they trapped in an ever worsening situation like a drug addict bearing the brunt!
●Curses can come from generational ancestry. ●Curses come from certain types of sinful behaviour like homosexuality. ● Curses can come from leaders, particularly some types of Christian leaders who are representing Satan, unknowingly, like all those in replacement theology. ● Curses are sometimes self-inflicted by one’s own words. ●Curses continue until revoked.
●Curses always operate through the following activities: Clairvoyants, mediums, fortune tellers, witchdoctors, and certain false prophets. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
Today these things are at plague-status!
The Bible says that none of these are to found in you!
Proverbs 26:2 “Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without a cause will not alight.”
Here is a method and prayer of release:
Pray the scriptures and use divine decrees in your God-given authority, backed by your spiritual gifts of warfare.
Job 22:28 “You will declare a thing (make a decree), and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.”
For example, you can take this verse below, personalise it, make a decree, confess and proclaim it.
Psalm 125:3 “The sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land (or me) allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous reach out his hand to iniquity.”
If you under a curse you can be released from it by:
●Forsake and repenting. Forsaking involves burning all contact items, books etc and the people with who you were involved in these things. ●Renounce totally and verbally all such activity and related issues. ●Pray the blood of the cross of Calvary over the situation. ● Forgive those involved, but do not resume contacts. ●Have communion over the issue. ●Be thankful for all your mercies.
True, deep repentance is required.
Repent: Strong’s G3340 Metanoeo. Meanings: Change one’s mind; heartily amend with abhorrence and sorrow for sin.
A great treasure trove of victory:
Positive confession, visualisation, self-esteem programs and the like are all self and world-focused.
The prosperity preachers shout a lot about the “wealth of the world being laid up for them.” (Proverbs 13:22) Actually, the wealth of the world is laid for the antichrist! All will finally be delivered to our Lord’s kingdom in the Millennium. (Joel 3:5)
We are to lay up for ourselves treasure in heaven! (Matthew 6:19-20)
There is nothing essentially wrong with the gist of the word / faith, prosperity message, except that it is overbalanced, and avoids a large section of truth, like that which relates to dying to self, and the world, and pays little attention to cross-bearing.
It’s easy to take a collection of Bible verses and go overboard on them, which turns truth into error.
I find it interesting that most of these churches and ministries, because their orientation is “success in the world,” have little or nothing to say about Israel, because that is going to upset the world’s applecart – big time!
Materialistic, money focused Christianity, with no soul-price to pay won’t endure.
It is the teaching and application of the cross that breaks the self life and your connection to the world system.
The cross deals with: ●The flesh or sin nature. (Galatians 5:24) ●The world-system. (Galatians 6:14) ●The evil age (Galatians 1:4) ●The law (Galatians 2:19-20)
So, it is self and its connection to the world that must be broken. Self becomes obstinate and doesn’t like to be told it has to be broken and die!
You need something hard to break a hard-boiled egg, not a toothpick, or cotton wool.
The self-life has been infiltrated by the evil one, just like the world has. Paul says: “In me (self) dwells no good thing.”) In his spirit dwells a very good person!
In Hebrew, one of the words for “evil” is “kelipa” meaning an outer shell. For evil to exist, it must be ‘clothed’ and ‘protected’ by its shell, which in this case is the self-life. The deceptive “beauty” of this evil is in its outer appearance.
That hard shell restricts the light from getting in, and hides the true nature of what is underneath it.
“My strength is perfected in weakness”, says the Bible. (This is self-effort being made weak.)
“We have no confidence in the flesh” (self esteem) (Philippians 2:3)
We must understand the difference between positional truth and temporal truth. Positional truth relates to our position in Him. It includes all the “in Him” verses. It is a done deal – done completely at the new birth.
Temporal truth relates to this temporary life, the life of the flesh and self (soul). It is not a done deal at salvation and is where the main work in our lives must be done.
Consider these amazing, so called contradictions which I’ve taken from verses relating to positional and temporal truth:
●We have abundant life / Loose your life. ●We’re seated in heavenly places. / Take up your cross daily. ●We are alive with Messiah / I die daily. ●We are more than conquerors. / O wretched man that I am. ●Greater is He that is in me. / In me dwells no good thing. ●We are joint heirs of all things in Him/ I count all things as loss. ●I am strong in the Lord / I must decrease. ● I can do all things through Him / You can of your own self do nothing. ● I am complete in Him / Death works in me.
Do you see it now? I hope you do.
These are total contradictions, but none of them are contradictions, because the first set relates to our done-deal, position in Messiah, and the second applies to the self or soul realm and the work we must do. There are very many more.
You see the word /faith prosperity guys centre on positional truth, trying to confess it into being, while it’s done already. They almost totally ignore the temporal verses, which is why their flock are so materialistic and worldly and seldom endure.
What is needed is the correct teaching and application of both sets of truth, rightly divided and applied. That produces the full, balanced truth.
Please don’t take this lightly. It is revolutionary and will set many people free. There is great rest and peace in correct application.
By the way, none of this means you need to walk around poor. It’s just a matter of correcting terrible excesses and overbalanced preaching, and seeing how it all fits together.
If God wants you to be wealthy, for His purposes, well and good – rejoice in it.
Israel: Prophetic treasures:
1 Chronicles 17:21-22 “Who is like Your people Israel, the one nation on the earth that God went to redeem for Himself as a people- to make for Yourself a name by great and awesome deeds, driving out nations before Your people whom you redeemed from Egypt. For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever, and You Lord, have become their God.”
Exodus 19:5 “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then You shall be a special treasure to Me above all people.”
Deuteronomy 26:18 “The Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments,”
In these verses above, we see that Israel is totally unique among the nations. The world will understand this the hard way! Because God Himself is in His word and call, Israel cannot be defeated, except for temporary set-backs, which are prophesied anyway.
This portion of scripture below is prophetic. It is shocking indeed and wonderful:
Micah 4:6-8 “In that day, says the Lord, ‘I will assemble the lame (of Israel), I will gather the outcast and those whom I have afflicted (allowed to be); I will make the lame a remnant , and the outcast a strong nation; so the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion, from now on, even forever. And you, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, to you it shall come, even the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.”
We did see a partial prophetic fulfilment of this in the War of Independence in 1948, when Israel was born as a modern nation. One day after independence she was attacked by numerous Arab nations and with a broken, quickly put together, volunteer, rag-tag army (and God’s help) Israel won!
This is coming again. Israel will be hit hard in the early part of the tribulation period, but by the end, with a “lame, remnant, outcast”, army – a “strong nation”, she will defeat her enemies.
You are a total idiot to stand against God’s plans for Israel. I’m constantly amazed at how many do; even some churches! The duty of the church in these days is found in this verse below:
Isaiah 57:14 “...Prepare the way, take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”
The entire UN, the EU, many nations, many churches practising Babylonian customs and replacement theology, the mass-media and more, are present day stumbling blocks to Israel.
By the way, worldly people and worldly Christians don’t like us coming against the Babylonian, pagan customs of Christmas and Easter, because it reveals that they are man and world- pleasers and they reject the warnings of the word of God on these things.
When considering these things it’s good to remember that God destroyed Babylon in its entirety and specifically said it was never to rise again. (Jeremiah 51:64) So when the church practises forbidden Babylonian customs it is resurrecting what God has destroyed.
The Bible says in a number of places, “Don’t even use the names of the pagan gods”. (Exodus 23:13, Zephaniah 1:4, Jeremiah 10:2, Deuteronomy 12:30-31, 2 Kings 17:33-34)
Isaiah 44:25-26 “I am the Lord who frustrates the signs of the babblers, (rubbish talkers) and drives diviners mad; who turns wise men (worldly wise) backwards, and makes their knowledge foolishness; who confirms the word of His servant, and performs the counsel of His messengers; who says to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be inhabited.’”
Here is pure treasure:
Jeremiah 33:8-9 “I will cleanse them (Israel) from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities. Then they shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and an honour, before all nations of the earth, who shall hear of all the good that I do to them. They shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for them.”
Can you imagine the media in fear and trembling because of the Lord’s plans for Israel working out just He said they would? I can’t wait to see that!
Isaiah 43:12 “I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, and there was no foreign god among you (Israel); therefore you are My witnesses, says the Lord.”
Storms are soon to hit this earth! Storms show your foundation.
Let your foundation be strong and secure, build on it and strengthen it.
I took the saddle-billed stork picture in the Okavango Delta and merged it with textured gold leaf.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 451: January 8th 2019
A fresh look at the Rapture:
Warning, warning, warning!
2 Peter 3:17 (Amp) “Let me warn you therefore beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of the wicked and the lawless, and fall from your present firm condition and steadfastness of mind.”
If we do not heed God’s warnings, He removes the truth. We see that numerous times in the Bible, both in the Old and New Covenants.
People say, be careful of date setters. I do too. That is dates cast in stone, and without full scriptural backing. But there is a far greater warning here and it is: Be careful of those who don’t look at, and examine dates! They are ignorant of the Bible’s commands and the voice of God speaking now.
Some word meanings and terms:
●The word used to describe the rapture is:Harpazo: Strong’s G 726 meaning: Seize, snatch by force, catch away.
●Another very interesting word for the rapture is: Epiphaneia: Strong’s G2015 meaning: Appearance, manifestation, glorious display, like a lightning bolt, sudden appearance, and sudden realisation. (1 Timothy 6:14, 2 Timothy 1:10, 2 Timothy 4:1, 2 Timothy 4:8)
●The word used to describe the Second Coming is: Parousia: Strong’s G3918 meaning: Arrival, advent, presence, coming.
This word “Parousia,” is mostly used in association with judgement. It is the word used in all the verses relating to the Second Coming of our Lord. It is never used for the rapture or catching away of the church. That word is always “Harpazo,” or “Epiphaneia.”
The fact that there are distinctly different words, with different meanings used for the coming of our Lord, means without any doubt that there are two different types of comings being spoken of. One is the rapture, and the other is the Second Coming.
●“Maranatha” was a secret word used by the early church to identify themselves amongst one another. (1 Corinthians 16:22) It’s an Aramaic word meaning “Our Lord is coming.”
Some verse expositions:
●Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth.”
In this amazing verse above to the church at Philadelphia, we see some interesting meanings. “Keep you from,” are the original words, Tereo ek. Tereo is where we get “territory” from. “Ek” means, “to be kept clean out away from”.
The word “hour,” is Hora, which means a certain fixed season of the year bounded by a definite time. It is not a sixty minute hour being referred to. It is the tribulation period.
Now, let’s write the verse including these word meanings:
“Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you clean out away from the territory of the tribulation period...”
●Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
What is that sign? It is the rapture of the church! We don’t know that for sure, because it does not say so, but it is most logical and most probable.
It ties up with the other similar verse in Romans 10:19, where the Bible says that the Jews will be “provoked to jealousy and anger by a foolish nation.” This again refers to the rapture of the church, who is the “foolish nation,” to Jews.
The very next verse is almost universally believed to be a reference to the church: Romans 10:20 “I was found by those who did not seek Me. I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.”
So, here we have a “sign” that turns that Jews into God’s evangelists, which is also an event that shocks the Jews, into jealousy and anger.
Jews, being God’s chosen, now being left behind at the rapture, would most certainly see this as a sign to themselves, leaving them jealous and angry, but also motivating them to rip off the veil of blindness fast, in repentance.
●Mark 13:32-33 “Of that day and hour, no one knows, neither the angles in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray for you do not know when the time is.”
This verse requires some exposition. Firstly, it says “day and hour”, not week, month or year. A day and hour is a very short specific time. Could we know the week or month? Yes of course, according to these words. Then it says, “You do not know the time.” The original word for “time” here means a small, specific, definite time.
Please note the timeframes in the verse above. They cover a period of at most two days and not years or more. In other words, those watching will see when the Lord is coming to within a short space of time. Those not watching are the ones condemned.
The term “No one knows the day and hour,” is a well known Hebrew idiom for the Feast of trumpets. (Rosh Hashanah) One of its names is “The feast of which no one knows the day and hour.” This is because it has an indeterminate starting date, because it begins on the sighting of the new moon, which could take place on one of two days.
Is this giving us a hint that these things will take place on the Feast of Trumpets? I think so!
Those who say that the Feasts of the Lord were all fulfilled in Messiah are right but more wrong than you can imagine. Obviously they had fulfilment in the events of the cross, but there is a great secondary, prophetic aspect to the feasts as well, which we must see, know, accept and understand.
●Mark 13:35-37 “Watch because you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest coming suddenly, he finds you asleep. What I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
Some say the verse above relates to the Second Coming and not the rapture. That may be so (or not) but either way the principle is the same for both.
Note the time frames used. They are not long distances apart at all. They are very short!
This verse parallels with the verses of the watchman watching for the bridegroom to arrive at the wedding. He is not going to sit on the rooftop and watch for six months. He knows the time to within a short period.
Acts 1:7 “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in His own authority”
Quite simply, here, our Lord was speaking to His disciples at that time. It is not to the church generally throughout the age. Other verses clearly say that we are to know the times and season of His coming.
In fact, the verse speaking of the fig tree ripening, which refers to Israel’s awakening, says this: “So when you see all these things, know that it is very near, even at the door.” (Matthew 24:33) The word “know” is in the imperative tense, meaning it is a command. “I command you to know.”
●2 Thessalonians 2:3-7 “Let no one deceive you by any means ; for that Day (tribulation period) will not come unless (or until) the falling away (departure) comes first, and the man of sin(antichrist) is revealed, the son of perdition...he sits as God in the temple (3rd temple) of God...and now you know what is restraining, (Holy Spirit indwelt church) that he may be revealed in his own time, for the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he (church) who now restrains will do so until He (Holy Spirit) is taken out of the way (raptue).”
It is very important to see the use of the words “he” and “He” in the verse above. The “he refers to the church and the “He” refers to the Holy Spirit. So the verse is telling us that the restrainer is the church filled with the Holy Spirit. (The Holy Spirit will be on earth during the tribulation, but in a restricted form, like in Old Covenant times.)
The original word used for “Taken” in verse seven is Strong’s G1096 “Ginomai” “meanings: To be completed, wrought of miracles. To arise. To be married to. How amazing!
The original word used for “out of the way” is Strong’s G1537 “Ek” meaning: Clean out away from, by force.”
The original word used for “apostasy” is Strong’s G646, “Apostasia.” Meaning: a “defection” or “departure.” To get the right one we need to look at the context. In these verses the context necessitates the use of “departure” and not “falling away from the faith.”
A falling away from the faith happens over time as it did in the dark ages. A departure happens suddenly, which is the context.
This word “apostasy” is derived from the root word, “aphistemi” which is found fifteen times in the Bible. Eleven times it is translated “departure.” Wuest’s commentary says that the root word also means a “disappearance.”
The amazing Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)
The seven feats of the Lord each have a prophetic fulfilment to them. They are required by the Bible to be kept in order. They are: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles.
The first four in red, were fulfilled in the events of the first coming of our Lord and the cross, and the birth of the church. The last three, in blue relate prophetically to the rapture, and tribulation, through to the Second Coming - still to be fulfilled.
It is absolutely inconceivable that the same pattern of literal fulfilment will not continue in the same manner as the first four. The next to be fulfilled is Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah).
There are so many rich and amazing things about Trumpets. The big ticket item is that it will represent a dispensation change, ending the church age, and beginning the final seven year dispensation, completing the Old Covenant.
Trumpets will mark the start of the tribulation, which itself sees the rapture of the church first.
Now, let’s have a look at some interesting historic events that took place on Trumpets:
●Joseph was released from prison in Egypt on the Feast of Trumpets (Psalm 81:3-6) (Genesis 41) Joseph, with a Gentile bride, represents both Gentile believers (Ephraim) and Israel. (Ezekiel 37:16-19, Amos 5:6 Obadiah 1:18, Zechariah 10:6)
Does this speak prophetically of the rapture of the church as well as Israel’s release to and recognition of her Jewish Messiah?
●Another notable event happened on Rosh Hashanah, which was the end of slavery for the children of Israel in Egypt. Again there are prophetic overtones here for Israel.
● Noah sent out the dove on this day. (Genesis 8:5-8)
●Noah’s birthday was on Rosh Hashanah, which was also when dry land appeared. (Genesis 8:13)
●The revelation of Yeshua on Patmos took place on Rosh Hashanah. (Revelation 1:9-11)
●Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were all born on a Rosh Hashanah.
●The number seventy is an important biblical number. It means divine order, captivity and judgement. It is specifically connected with Jerusalem.
Israel recently celebrated its seventieth birthday (in modern times) since its independence. We are still in the seventy year period, which ends on Rosh Hashanah this year.
The best candidate by far for the rapture and tribulation start is the Feast of Trumpets. If not, what else could fulfil that feast prophetically? The answer is nothing. It would remain a prophetically unfulfilled event.
Am I setting that date, Rosh Hashanah (September 30th / October 1st 2019)? No, I’m saying it is highly possible and most probable. We will see if the other pieces of the puzzle all fall into place as we get nearer. So we will watch and pray as we go – with anticipation.
Types and shadows:
●Rapture: From the time God told Noah to enter the Ark, He gave the world seven more days to repent, before the flood came. That is a type of the seven year tribulation. Noah going into the Ark before the seven days is a type of the rapture. (Genesis 7:1-10)
●The judgement upon Sodom and Gomorrah could not fall until Lot was removed. “Hurry (Lot) and escape there for I cannot do anything until you arrive there (get out)...Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord out of the heavens.” (Genesis 9:16-22)
Lot represents the righteous being removed before the judgement of God falls. The Bible says that God will not destroy the righteous with the wicked. (Genesis 18:25) This means a pre-tribulation rapture! “He reserves His wrath for His enemies.” (Nahum 1:2)
●Rahab and her family (a type of the Gentile church) were removed from Jericho (Joshua 6:23) to a camp outside of the city and then Jericho was destroyed. The reason for the destruction of Jericho was because they stood in the way of and obstructed the children of Israel on their way into the Promised Land. That has significant prophetic overtones now, as Israel is about to enter her spiritual Promised Land.
●Elijah was raptured and Enoch was too, before the flood came. (2 Kings 2:1-18)
Israel’s Christian watchmen:
Jeremiah 31:6 “There shall be a day when the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim, ‘Arise and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’”
This is a most insightful verse above! Who or what is Mount Ephraim?
From numerous sources, Ephraim represents the Gentiles. But most interestingly, the original word used here for “watchmen” is not the normal word. It is “Notzrim.” It comes from the root word “Nazareth.” Today the Jews, in Hebrew, refer to Christians as the Notzrim (the Nazarenes)
So this verse is actually saying: There will come a day, when the Christian watchmen, will cry out for Israel, instructing the Jews to go up to Zion, which is a type of salvation!
Don’t you think that’s just amazing?
We are to set our sights and focus on Zion in the sky! (I just invented that term, I like it!)
Here are some more verses about Zion in the sky:
Hebrews 13:14 “Here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come (Zion in the sky).”
Philippians 3:20 “Our citizenship is in heaven (Zion in the sky)...”
Colossian 3:2 “Set your mind on things above (Zion in the sky) and not on things of the earth.”
The prophet and the true watchmen authenticate and give authority to the word and most importantly to the messenger. “My sheep hear My voice” not the voice of Rome! (Or of the hierarchy of church denominationalism.)
Basic knowledge of Bible prophecy gives strength, stability, assurance, hope, holiness, purity, energy, fear of the Lord and knowledge of what to avoid.
Some serious warnings:
The Catholic church invented the most absurd doctrine ever, called “deicide.” That means the murder of God. They believe that the Jews murdered the Messiah. Firstly, how can you murder God? – You fool. Secondly, if Messiah is dead, He is not resurrected – fool! Thirdly, it was you, reading these very words, who put our Messiah on the cross.
Don’t you dare ever tell a Jew, “They killed God!”
“Deep calls unto deep,” says the Bible. The Bible speaks of the “deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10) The Bible speaks of the “deep thing of Satan.” (Revelation 2:24) Both of these “deeps” are found in the church! The former in the true church, the latter is the Catholic and orthodox churches, which are cast into tribulation according to that verse in Revelation.
By the way, there is widespread belief that the church of Thyatira, referred to, is the Catholic and orthodox churches.
In the dark ages, the Catholic church deliberately banned the Bible from the masses, keeping them in spiritual darkness and subservience. The people were ignorant of the scriptures and therefore slaves, easy to control.
Today the situation is much the same. There is a deliberate move among many church denominations and their leadership to strip away eschatology from their people.
A nation under God is built on three pillars of biblical truth. These three are church, family and state. All three are under attack in numerous ways.
A nation under God is not a nation under Satan. Satan can’t control nations under God, so he must try and change all the constituents that create a nation under God.
The result is obvious. A nation under Satan and not God is where tyranny and anarchy are the order of the day.
If you think you can endure these days and the coming days without a solid walk with our Lord, think again! You will not. You will fall away. You will be sent “strong delusion” in the face of incredibly strong worldwide deceptions.
Today the mass media is under the control of the spirit of antichrist. This spirit comes against the truth and replaces it with the false truth. The media’s false “Messiah” is so-called world peace, globalism, liberalism and humanism. It will soon be revealed in one human being, the antichrist.
Truth obscured ends up as truth forgotten, ignored and avoided. It then comes back at you with a bite worse than a lion!
Time is almost up! You have little time left to get your act together!
In these critical days, how you view Israel will determine if you go with the bride of Messiah or the false Messiah! You may not agree with that, but when you put together all the related portions of scripture, that is the truth. Don’t put it to the test!
Today we are on the verge of the church flying away in rapture, “dry bones” of Israel coming to life, and much of the compromised church becoming dead, dry bones.
The world gets darker while the righteous shine more brightly.
When we have tasted of the age to come, and Zion in the sky, we lose our taste for the world and its affairs.
I took the background in perhaps the greatest game reserve in the world – Etosha, with a lion lying under the tree and superimposed the main lion picture over it.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 450: January 1st 2019
We get ready, the world get’s “ready”
The Bible verse for the year 2019 is:
Proverbs 28:4 “If you forsake the word of God you will praise the wicked.”
That verse above, can be applied to so many situations. I am applying it to 2019
Isaiah 30:8 “Now go and write it before them on a tablet, and note it on a scroll that it may be for time to come – forever and ever.” (This verse was foundational for this ministry – still is.)
We get ready because we see our Lord’s coming getting closer every day. We also see the world’s god, Satan getting closer. The world gets ready for the antichrist in total blindness. They don’t even acknowledge his existence, nor see our Lord’s soon coming.
The unsaved don’t know that they are getting ready! They don’t know that spiritual forces of wickedness are leading them, and driving them down, down, down. They “praise the wicked.”
Their “readiness” leaves them unready, empty, exposed and open for the coming slaughter!
The year ahead for the world:
The defining moment of 2018 is the announcement of the US withdrawal from Syria.
It has profound 2019 implications. It will result in a most important war prophetically. It will end in the destruction of Damascus, (Isaiah17) which will lead to the Ezekiel 38&39 war dubbed WW111, which will be just before or just into the tribulation period.
As regular readers know, I place the rapture of the true church here, before the tribulation.
Both of these wars, and others prophesied for this time period, will involve Israel and see the start of her large scale spiritual eye-opening and veil-lifting.
2 Chronicles 20:29 “The fear of God was on all those kingdoms of those countries when they heard that Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.”
This will not be a year of love and peace for the world. It will be a year of hate and war – intensified. Hatred by the unsaved for the saved, and for Israel, will escalate dramatically.
This will be the year of war! It will be war amongst nations, war against Israel, war against the true church and its truth, and war for your soul.
This will be the year of an increase in witchcraft and occult activity of various sorts. These satanic activities have the goal of controlling people. Much of it will filter into the compromised church.
“Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.” (1 Samuel 15:22-23) Where there is rebellion to God witchcraft follows. This is the lot for the end-time world.
Witchcraft is a cursed work in the church too. (Galatians 3:1-10) “Who has bewitched you?” It substitutes grace for rules. The result of all manifestations of legalistic witchcraft in the church is a curse, not just an error. You don’t get free without specific spiritual deliverance.
Man thinks that man’s problems are due to his environment, both on a personal and a macro level. But the truth is; all man’s problems are due to sin in the heart and this is increasing dramatically in these days.
This will be the year the mass-media manifests the beast in its heart shamelessly and blatantly. The world is programming its own, through the media, with its own “truth” emanating from the “father of lies.”
For world peace, the world’s way, the cross which is exclusive, must be removed and the law of God must be cast down so that the law of the world and its god can come in.
The law of the world is: “Do what you will” and “Me now.”
This is going to be a year of upheavals in the natural world like never before.
The only solution is the cross.
The year ahead for believers:
John 12:13 “They took branches from the palm trees and went out to meet Him crying, ‘Hosanna, blessed is the king of Israel that comes in the name of the Lord.”
●Hosanna (Strong’s G 5614): The word comes from the Hebrew root word - Strong’s H 3467, “Yasha.” Meanings: Salvation, set us free, victory, preserved, avenged!
The palm tree and branches are biblical symbols of victory, triumph and eternal life. Do you see how the symbol of the palm ties up with the word meanings above?
Hosanna is forever tied to our Lord’s entrance to Jerusalem.
2019 will mark the entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem, not physically yet, but by His Spirit in relation to His saving work with Israel. Hosanna to the Lord!
This will be the year for many Christians to experience “Hosanna” in its fullness.
As we get near to Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) we will see and know if all theses word meanings above are about play out in rapture. I think so!
Revelation 7:9 “After these things I looked and behold, a great multitude, which no one could number, of the nations, tribes, peoples and tongues, standing before the throne of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands.”
Palm branches are etched into the Millennium temple (not the third temple) Ezekiel 40 – 44.
Many believers will move forward in leaps and bounds with our Lord this year, the wave of salvation sweeping the eastern half of the world, and the Middle East will increase.
Job 36:7 “He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; but they are on the throne with kings, for He has seated them there forever, and they are exalted.”
Many sleeping Christians will awake with a huge jolt, but others will go to satanic sleep!
Many will backslide and fall away due to the intense pressures of this year. (Applied pressure strengthens some, and causes some to give up.)
Backsliding always begins in the heart.
Job 8:12-13 “While the plant is yet green and not cut down, it withers before any other plant. So are the paths of all who forget God. The hope of the hypocrite shall perish.”
The judgement of rewards for believers will show how much you have been conformed to Him.
This will be the year of a clash of truths -The real truth and the watered down compromised truth, which is a real lie. The true wisdom of God has stood forever and will continue to stand. All those who mess with it will fall.
1 Corinthians 2:7-8 “We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew, for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
We have been hidden in Messiah. (Colossians 3:3) When He appears we will be like Him. (1 John 3:2) We will appear fully saved, body, mind and spirit and full of glory.
Be careful of the company you keep! It does have effects on you. Be careful of the customs and traditions you participate in – they do have effects on you. Even the city you live in may have effects on your spiritual progress.
It is vital as a believer, especially a young believer, to have a spiritual father, be it a church a ministry or a person.
The greatest problem in the Christian world today – by far, is ignorance of the word of God, inspired and led by the Spirit. This creates an ill-prepared and equipped army in the face of the biggest troubles ever to hit the world.
The root cause is no fear of the Lord.
Don’t water down the fear of the Lord or change its meaning as many do. You will never even see the benefits if you do. When you put all the verses together relating to the fear of the Lord, it will produce in you: The terror of the Lord, trembling, repentance, and brokenness.
Multitudes of incredible, deeply rooted benefits stem from the fear of the Lord.
You don’t go to heaven in the rapture because you believed everything correctly about the rapture! You go to heaven because your heart is right. Your heart can be right with God from day one of salvation, while other things get in line and follow along.
One of the beautiful aspects, of the glory of eschatology is not just the coming of the Lord, but it is also the destruction of the final enemy which is death itself and Satan’s fruits of sin, temptation, disease, war, hatred, murder, lies, and all things not of God.
Isn’t it wonderful when you meet someone and discover that they’re a brother or sister in the Lord? It’s as though you’ve known them all your life. Then you discover that they know nothing about eschatology and have no interest because their church has formed them that way! It spoils your day.
It’s becoming quite rare to find people with a fully open heart to God and all of His word.
Treasure people that strike you in the heart! It is God’s doing.
The year ahead – Admonitions and warnings:
As the birth of our Lord approached, the message from the prophets was “Repent for the kingdom is at hand.” (Matthew 3:2) That is the case now. There is no neutrality. Repent or perish. (Luke 13:5)
Repentance, much like the fear of the Lord, produces many wonderful things including stability.
This year will see a flood of false prophets, false teachings and heresy, all trying to attack God in you.
Beware of those with private and new interpretations of scripture, especially when they contradict other doctrines or verses. Beware of those who blindly follow other blind guides. “Fools feed on foolishness.” (Proverbs 15:14)
Beware of new doctrines. New doctrines are always false!
Beware of those in pride seeking admiration. They and their wolflings are in grave danger.
Beware of all teaching and doctrine that interferes with Gods’ call and plan for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. In many cases it’s subliminal.
Beware of all ministries that are silent on God’s plans for Israel. Run, run as fast as you can to get away from all ministries of replacement theology! If you get on the wrong side of God on this issue at this time, it will have eternal consequences for you!
Don’t join or follow a cut-off, severed branch – there are many, especially on YouTube!
Beware of ministries not centred in the New Covenant epistles. Beware of ministries of pride, in legalism and trying to bring you under the law. They are cursed, and will get worse.
Beware of ministries that won’t touch eschatology.
Beware of complacency with God. We are at the very tail end of the grace of God in terms of a dispensation. We are close to the transition time to wrath. God can, does, and will cause an entire rebellious nation to fall into greater error! Have a look at the verse below!
Isaiah 30:28 “His breath is like an overflowing stream, which reaches to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of futility; and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
The “bridle” above, is their own pride and rebellion to God.
God’s response to the world’s rebellion is most politically incorrect. He laughs at the nations raging at Him. (Psalm 2:1-5) He does not open a dialogue of discussion, After a good laugh at them, He destroys them in His wrath!
Beware of love and good: The modern humanism-based church has set up good as God and love as a means to salvation.
People talk a lot about love. They say – all you need is love. Then everything will be okay.
People say that love is of God and God is love, so that’s all we need. They are right, but so wrong! Love is a person. In fact more than that, love is a crucified and resurrected person. If God is love, without the cross that love is hatred and ends in hell.
What is love? The Bible says: “Greater love has no man than he lay down his life for another.” So love is the cross of Calvary – the only, exclusive instrument of salvation.
Goodness and love are fruits. Fruits do not save you because they didn’t die for you.
The new church in line with new world thinking, does not recognise absolute truth. It has no fear of the Lord. It has no division between the holy and the unholy. It has no repentance, no obedience. It believes more in Santa Clause than the cross of Calvary! It is inoffensive to all but God.
There is an amazing principle of deterioration revealed in Ezekiel 22:25-29. It shows corruption setting in from the prophets to priests to princes to the people! How amazing, and how true!
It’s good to always bear in mind that as goes the spiritual, so goes the natural!
Israel is awakening:
Proverbs 25:11 “A word fitly (timely) spoken and in due season is like apples of gold.”
Israel, here is your apple of gold:
Israel, it is your time. Your enemies surround you, but your God is with you and for you and on your side. You, together with your God, will have the last laugh! (Psalm 2:4)
Psalm 17:8-9 “Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings, from the wicked who oppress me, from my deadly enemies who surround me.”
Zechariah 2:8 “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you (Israel) touches the apple of His eye.”
The “church” never defended the Jews when they were persecuted, particularly in the Holocaust. In fact, the Catholic church murdered millions of Jews in the inquisitions.
The silent churches have shown their colours – the flag of surrender and capitulation to the world and its god. (Luke 11:23)
Now, you spineless churches - don’t stand in Israel’s way when they, with God’s backing, defend themselves! In fact many churches today are stumbling blocks to Israel.
I see many believe that the USA will not stand with Israel when she is in conflict. I do not believe that. Yes President Trump has ordered the Syria pullout. But when things really heat up the US will be there. Either way, Israel will prevail.
Ezekiel 37:10 “So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them (dry bones), and they lived and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.”
Note in this amazing verse above, of the valley of dry bones (Israel in rebellion) coming to life, we see more than that. They arise as a great army. The timing is not coincidental.
In 1948 one day after Israel’s miracle birth in a day, (Isaiah 66:8) five Arab armies attacked her in what became known as the War of Independence. Israel, surprisingly won with a rag-tag volunteer army. This was an exact parallel of the Egyptian armies pursuing the children of Israel immediately after they were let go by Pharaoh.
This will be the case again as Israel comes to salvation, beginning in one day. The world will immediately attack, beginning the seven-year tribulation in which the whole world will lose.
Remember that God directed David’s stone to the head of Goliath, killing him. The same will be true as God defends Israel in coming conflicts.
The two verses below show the tragedy of Israel’ rebellion causing them to become a “reproach” and then the spectacular turn around as she is regathered and comes back to life:
Daniel 9:16-17 “O Lord, according to Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city, Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a reproach to all who are around us...Cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate.”
Zephaniah 3:20 “At that I will bring you back and gather you. For I will give you (Israel) fame and praise among all the peoples of the earth...”
Let’s have a look at another incredible portion of end-time scripture relating to how God will bring Israel back, save her and use her as an instrument of destruction and war on many nations:
Micah 4:11-13 “Many nations have gathered against you (Israel), who say ‘Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.’ But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord, nor understand His counsel. He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor. Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hooves of bronze; you shall beat in pieces many peoples. I will consecrate their gain to the Lord, and their substance to the Lord of the whole earth.”
“Iron” in the verse above is a type of crushing strength in the Bible and “Brass” a type of judgement.
Jeremiah 31:4 “Again, I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice (Lit= dance of the merrymakers.)
Isaiah 35:10 “The ransomed of the Lord will return and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
Please don’t ever forget this simple, yet most profound collection of just a few words. These few words are more important than all the books on world history ever written! These few words will have massive, eternal consequences for those that believe them and those that reject them:
Israel:●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected ●Regathered ●Repented ●Accepted ●Used of God.
►Pray, praise and proclaim the word of God .Prayer must be warlike but with tears! Be vigilant, watchful, defensive and offensive to the enemy in your prayer.
Be eagerly expectant of the Lords coming. That rules out the majority!
Daniel 11:32 “...The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.”
Eschatology is absolutely vital for your spiritual health. It is becoming more and more significant and important now, even as it is attacked and cast down.
To ignore prophecy is to ignore God. There is a great danger in ignorance of prophecy. “If you won’t hear Yeshua the prophet – you will be utterly destroyed! “(Acts 3:23)
Our rewards are compared to a number of things in the Bible. One of them is a wedding garment! Some will have a pure white wedding garment full of big holes!
Hosanna, hosanna – many blessing to you!
Strength for the year! This is a mix of an elephant and baobab tree picture of mine.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 449: December 25th 2018
Throwing off weights.
Hebrews 12:1 “We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
2 Corinthians 5:10-11 “We must all (believers only) appear before the judgement seat (Lit=reward seat) of Messiah that each one may receive the things done in the body, whether good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men...”
Surprisingly, the verse above, speaks of the need for believers to “know the terror of the Lord.” Amazingly, this “terror” is found amongst the rewards being distributed to believers for their works!
How can that be a terror? It is a terror because this reward judgement includes the loss of rewards people would have had. And also because the reward-state is eternal! Some will be saved, “so as by fire” (1 Corinthians 3:15), but with no eternal rewards at all – forever.
Today people mock and scoff at Christians who use these severe tactics in evangelism. As a result, their coverts are nearly always, spineless, useless, half-baked, worldly sell-outs.
A world imprisoned and weighed down.
The world is racing blindly to its soon coming catastrophic end. Darkness is spreading.
You see light much more intensely when you are in darkness. But only if your eyes are open to see the light, and that’s the tragedy of the day. The ways of the world have rubbed off on believers, so much that their spiritual eyes have become dim.
“I am the light of the world”, said our Lord. He then transferred that light to the church. “You are now the light of the world” This light has supernatural qualities and power! But Satan knows that, so he comes as an “angel of light”, deceiving many, which removes the power from the light!
The church has become full of non-biblical ways. It’s just about impossible to de-paganise the church, but it is easy to de-paganise yourself. You may end up being a bit of an oddball compared to some churches, but you will be right on the mark with the kingdom of God!
It’s not really a matter of how you see things, but through whose eyes you see things. When you see things through the enlightened eyes of our Lord’s word, led by the Spirit, there is bright glory!
We are ambassadors for Messiah in this world. We are called to be successful representatives of our home, not our host country – the world.
Today the church is a consumer customer of the world! The church is called out of the world. When the world beautifies the church with a nice haircut, it’s like Samson losing his power.
Today, the church has lost the fear of the Lord.
What follows are some principles in contraposition of the fear of the Lord. I’ve compiled this list this way to give a deeper look into this profound subject.
When people have no active fear of the Lord, (which comes by choice) Here are some results:
●They will have unanswered prayer. ●They will not find the Lord. ●They will have no godly counsel in their lives. (Proverbs 1:28-30) ●They will be full of pride and arrogance and have no fear of evil. (Proverbs 8:13) ●They will be pulled down by evil. (Psalm 115:13) ●They will be lacking in godly wisdom, knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 9:10) ●They will have no life of reward. (Proverbs 13:13) ●They will have a perverse, foul mouth. ●They will not be enduringly clean and holy. (Psalm 19:9) ●They do not change. (Proverbs 19:23) ●They will have no secret counsel with God. (Psalm 25:14) ●They have no overall blessing on their lives. (Psalm 55:19) ●They will not have the mercy of God in their lives. (Psalm 147:11) ●They will have no stability and strength in their lives. (Isaiah 33:6) ●They continue their former rituals. (2 Kings 17:31-33)
There are very many more!
If there is one big take away from this list, it is that no fear of the Lord creates people with no fear of evil or sin.
You cannot fear a God you don’t know. But you can and must begin by your determined choice. As you get to know Him in reality, (not just words), the more your fear of Him increases! Only those who know God and fear Him are eternally safe and in a glorious position.
►Don’t mess with or try to dilute the fear of the Lord. Don’t try to redefine it as most minsters do. That will compromise you in many areas.
When you compare yourselves among yourselves, your standard becomes “yourselves,” and not the word of the living God, led by the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 10:12)
Error does not become truth because the whole world believes it. Mixing error with truth does not sanctify error – ever! (Isaiah 5:20)
The soon-coming antichrist sits on the throne of the temple declaring himself to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4) Satan has always desired worship and to be enthroned in people. He is already enthroned in the lives of the unsaved and many shallow and counterfeit Christians.
Today our Lord is calling the radical Christian to a unique, deep relationship, in which He alone is enthroned, and served by His own.
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold onto his ways, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
Proverbs 15:24 “The path of life winds upwards for the wise, that he may turn away from hell below.”
Guard your eyes, ears and heart:
I really can’t add one word of explanation to these verses below. They are so profound and simple! Read them and digest them.
Jonah 2:8 “Those who regard worthless idols forsake their own mercy.”
Psalm 119:37 “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.”
1 Thessalonians 5:22 “Test all things; abstain from every form of evil.” (Even the appearance of evil)
Psalm 97:10 “You that love the Lord – hate evil.”
Ephesians 5:11 Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.”
Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your word.”
Psalm 69:32 “The humble shall see this and be glad; and you who seek God, your hearts shall live.”
Psalm 145:18 “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”
Today, the world is ripe for judgment, and we know it is coming soon. But much of modern thinking has seeped into the church almost unnoticed.
Below are the major avenues used by the devil to infiltrate the church. These are psychological terms, but they offer incredible, accurate insights. These are perpetrated by the mass-media, the world of entertainment, and the like:
As you read these terms and descriptions below, just think of how many situation you know, where they apply perfectly.
●Sublimation is the term for unacceptable behaviour being transformed over time into acceptable actions and impulses.
●Naive realism is the psychological term for the human tendency to believe that what they see and hear is real and true and must take precedence. Those who disagree with them are branded irrational, biased or heretics. Naive realism entrenches systematic error based on false majority consensus. They believe that they are the only really objective ones. It is similar to “Availability heuristics,” meaning that he more times a topic has been in your face, the more important it must be. Content or truth is not important.
Group speak, is simply crowd psychology, which produces a false confirmation bias.
●Blind spot bias is the failure to see the impact of one’s own error and judgment, while seeing only their own view, through tunnel vision. It is ever more evident as God and the devil blind more and more people. Their blind spot grows and soon becomes a blinded life!
●The devil says good morning! There’s nothing wrong with “good morning” but coming from demon possessed or oppressed people – it’s a manipulation to gain respectability before administering the poison! Of course I’m not referring to “good morning” literally, it’s the overall principle. People often use all sorts of manipulative techniques to gain respect, while they really have ulterior and hidden false motives.
It’s good to have these things above defined, because you can then more clearly see and identify them when they appear – and they are worldwide.
You shall be holy:
As mentioned above, the fear of the Lord is one of the ingredients that produces holiness. But there is another most powerful factor involved. It is a “trembling”!
2 Corinthians 7:15 “...How with fear and trembling you received him. (Titus)
Philippians 2:12 “...Work out your salvation (from inside to the outside) with fear and trembling.”
Isaiah 66:2 “...On this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.”
Here we see that a product of the fear of the Lord is “trembling”. In these early church examples, they were to sanctify their walk with trembling. They were sent out and ministered with trembling. (There are more examples too)
Fear and trembling before God, produces holiness! In fact, trembling, further defines what the fear of the Lord is.
Compare this attitude to the modern proud, prouncing preacher and the weak shallow church of today. (In many cases)
Again, don’t try to dilute “trembling.” One of my spiritual fathers, Derek Prince often said: “The fear of the Lord means to fear Him.” The same applies to “trembling.” This is one of the ways true biblical holiness comes into your life.
Holiness is directly linked to your true success as a believer. It is also linked to the corporate success of the church. Holiness is linked to the success of your spiritual warfare and that of the church.
Joshua 7:13 “...Thus says the Lord God of Israel: There is an accursed thing in your midst O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you.”
Deuteronomy 23:14 “The Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.”
Isaiah 43:12 “I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, and there was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses, says the Lord.”
2 Kings 17:33-42 “They feared the Lord (appeared to) yet served their own gods, according to the rituals of the nations. To this day they continue practising the former rituals. They do not fear the Lord...So these nations feared the Lord, yet served their carved images; also their children and their children’s children have continued doing as their fathers did even to this day; they do not fear the Lord...”
Exodus 23:1-2“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow the crowd to do evil...”
The verses above show what caused Israel to fail and fall many times. It is also the reason why Israel and the counterfeit church, will fall for the antichrist when he appears. It is remnant Israel that will quickly make right!
This is all a powerful lesson.
One powerful destroying verse:
Isaiah 66:5 “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: Your brethren who hated you (those in replacement theology), who cast you out for My name’s sake, said, ‘let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy. But they shall be ashamed.’”(Verse 8 speaks of the nation of Israel being born in a day.)
Who is the “brethren that hated Israel?” Who are these brethren who tried to “cast Israel out”, who will be ashamed later on? This is a perfect description, prophetically speaking of the churches of replacement theology and anti-Semitism!
Shame is coming their way. These churches have no fear of the Lord and no trembling at the word! They are dangerous counterfeits. When the pressure really heats up – beware!
This evil, demonic replacement theology has become an accepted tradition in many churches today. It is a weight that needs to be rebuked, cast out, cast down and thrown off.
Psalm 114:7 “Tremble O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob. (Israel)”
Often you can tell what a church believes by its decor! Israel is the thread that runs through time. Now, the “middle wall of partition” between Jewish and Gentile believers has been broken down, but God’s final act will be His completed work with Israel again.
A church that has only Christian decor normally has no heart for God’s plans for Israel. A church with some Christian decor and some Hebraic decor speaks volumes and is welcoming to Jews.
The power of traditions:
There is a particular blinding force that operates in traditionalism and customs, especially those born in the occult and pagan devil worship, like Christmas and Easter.
At Christmas time, Christians put up a tree and decorate it with lights and little gold and silver balls, which originate from Babylonian pagan customs of worshipping the sun and the moon gods. I dare you to ask your minister, why the Christmas tree?
Numerous other pagan-born practises are done. You can look up the occult origins of every single Christmas tradition by simply typing in “Pagan origins of Christmas and Easter.”
Mark 7:13 “You make the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
Churches that celebrate Christmas and Easter always have the same chant, which is actually a lie. They say: “We don’t serve the Babylonian gods of Christmas and Easter, we just use the names”. Well actually, they use the names and numerous pagan practices as well!
I’m not getting into this now, but be aware that these traditions originate in Baal worship.
It’s worth bearing in mind that Catholic church originally introduced these pagan practises essentially to keep the Jews out of the church. How successful they have been at that!
I heard one minster actually say that’s it is okay to mix pagan traditions into the church, because that gives it a wider audience.
For all its life, the Catholic church has lied about the Jews and presented a Jew-less gospel. For 2000 years rabbinical Judaism has lied about the nature of the true gospel. And in both cases their people have bought it all and it’s become tradition.
Note below, that the coming salvation of the Jews will be Christmas-less (No trace of Baal.)
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.
Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the pagans.” (This goes on to condemn the cutting down of the fir tree and decorating it with gold and silver balls.
Can you now see clearly how Naive realism, Group Speak and Blind-Spot bias have duped nearly the entire church? These are all weights that weigh you down spiritually.
Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”
Ephesians 4:22 “Put off concerning the old man, which grows corrupt...”
The following two verses speak of the sin of homosexuality, but could also apply to other sinful things becoming traditions.
Romans 1:18-21 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness...For they are without excuse...And their foolish hearts were darkened.”
Romans 1:24 “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness in the lust of their hearts to dishonour their bodies among themselves.” (“God gave them up,” also in verse 26 &28)
The easy, cheap way – to failure!
The modern church tries to find acceptance with the world by participating with it in its traditions. Much of the church today has created an environment of easy-believism. This is why there is very little deep biblically identifiable, radical change in modern jelly-Christians.
Be aware of this: That, which costs you nothing, does nothing and it has no value. So, we have a church full of happy little nothings! The curse of the modern church is mixture of truth and error, paganism and purity, right and wrong and wishy-washy, non-descript doctrine.
Yeshua said: “count the cost” when you come to Me. (Luke 14:28)
There’s a big problem in church evangelism today. “Come into my life Lord.” is all wrong. If your thinking is: “My life must come into Your life, Lord,” that’s right!
When we appear before the judgement seat of Messiah, we will be stripped of everything. Those who think that they can pull the wool over God’s eyes will find out how wrong they are. Those who have blindly followed the ways of the world will pay for it.
How wise it is to fall before the Lord in total surrender now and cast off weights that beset.
The raised anchor allows the boat to move forward. The ballast released from the balloon allows it to go up. The opened handcuffs and shackles of prison allow you to go free.
Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast in the liberty by which Messiah has made us free, and do not be entangled again with the yolk of bondage.”
There are so many weights that the modern church has to cast off. I know, according to scripture that most people will not cast them off. Don’t let that be you. The price is too high!
I took the background picture in the beautiful Namaqualand Desert and superimposed one of our pincushion proteas on top of it.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 448: December 18th 2018
The failure and triumph of world peace:
In this edition, I’m returning to one of my favourite subjects – world peace, or lack of it! I’ll be looking more deeply at the spiritual forces at work, for you benefit, so that you can take heed! It is extremely relevant for the world and the church today. You must be aware of these things for you own safety, your edification and spiritual growth.
Firstly, world peace is totally impossible within the current world order. Glorious world peace is coming soon in the dispensation called the Millennium, under the full Lordship of Messiah.
Haggai 2:7-8 “I will shake all nations and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations (Jerusalem)...and in this place I will give peace.”
Ancient spirits are at work, and coming into the open. We saw this in the operations of Nazi Germany and Hitler’s plans for a Jew-less new Aryan millennium of peace under the Nazis.
●The Nazi Swastika, now appearing all over Europe and other places in the world is an occult symbol meaning ongoing or rotating, global peace and well-being. In some cultures it means spiritual perfection and well-being, with no Jews. So, the meaning of the Swastika is – “World peace with no Jews”.
●The word “Aryan” means: “Of noble (perfect) birth”. In some definitions the word includes, no Jews in the birth line!
The Aryan people originally came from the Nordic regions and further north in present day Russia, from an ancient village called Arkaim.
●The name “Arkaim” means: “The meeting or marriage of the sky and earth”. It is connected to legends of alien and UFO visits and various evil spirits.
“Gog and Magog” are names from the great Ezekiel 38 & 39 prophecy of WW111, in which they come down from Russia to invade Israel.
Gog was a giant god-like demon spirit. It will possess the Russian leader when this war takes place, just like Satan will fully possess the person to become the antichrist.
●The name “Gog” means: “Mountain” or “high place.” It is associated with elevated pride, and the demonic “high places.”
●The name “Magog”: means “covering.” It has a connection to covering by demon spirits.
So now if we put this all together we come up with:
●World peace with no Jews. ●Perfect birth with no Jewish lineage. ●The meeting of sky and earth, (the transmission of demons). ●The demonic covering through the high-place of exalted pride.
Perfect birth without Jewish lineage removes the new-birth which is of The Jewish Messiah.
As you consider the points above, note that this is exactly what is on the go in these days!
The marriage of hell and the marriage of heaven:
As mentioned above, the name “Arkaim” means: “The meeting or marriage of the sky and earth”. (With occult connotations.)
The “marriage of sky and earth” here is an occult concept in which there is a transfer of spirits and an equalisation of them. Holiness is not in this marriage! It is a new world order concept and an attempt to produce peace. It is none other than the Babylonian idea of mixture of good and evil.
Babel was an attempt to reach God by a bridge or a gate between earth and heaven.
This marriage of sky and earth is a marriage made in hell, and for those who will end in hell. It is the kiss of death!
But now have a look at this beautiful, poetic, verse of absolute truth:
Psalm 85:10 “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth and righteousness shall look down from heaven.”
Please note in the verse above, that we also see a meeting of sky and earth, but this verse has no occult connotations or meanings. It is a pure and holy meeting!
Here we see a heaven made marriage! This is the kiss to beat all kisses! This is the kiss of God and the kiss of life eternal!
A sleeping beauty, Israel, is soon to be awakened by a supernatural marriage kiss from God!
Genesis 28:16-17 “Jacob (Israel) awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it.’ And he was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’”
This verse above is gloriously prophetic. As Israel awakens from a long spiritual sleep, and recognizes her Jewish Saviour, which is the gateway to glory, she will be instantly struck with awe and repentant fear.
The same spirits at work today:
●Egypt, a type of the world, was a place of captivity for the Jews. The Egyptians tried to build a world empire of peace with no Jews.
●Babylon was a place of captivity for the Jews. Its tower was an attempt to reach God in the sky as part of their world-dominance of the day – but without Jews.
●All following world empires tried to build world peace with no Jews.
●The Catholic church became a world political dynasty in the 1700’s Its capital is the Vatican. It is still an official political state. The Catholic church, right from its foundation has tried to be a world religion / state. It tried to eliminate the Jews, and keep them out of their church through numerous means, the worst being the mass murder of millions of Jews in the Inquisitions.
●We all know the Hitler / Nazi story and their attempt to build an Aryan, Jew-less 1000 year world order of peace.
●Iran (Persia of old) is trying to build an Arab / Islamic world power with no Jews.
●Today, Islam is trying to build a world of Islamic peace with no Jews!
The incredible consistency is that every attempt at world peace throughout history has been without Jews, or with them being captive in those particular empires.
The amazing thing, and I understand why “God sits in the heavens and laughs” (Psalm 2:1-2) is that world peace will come with the nations destroyed, Jews saved by a Jewish Messiah and becoming kings and priests in a new world of peace - the Millennium, with Jerusalem as the world capital!
What a slap in the face for the world and its god!
The following two verses are an indictment against the church and its neglect of taking the gospel to the “Jew first”. (Romans 1:16) It is also an indictment against rabbinical Judaism.
Isaiah 59:16 “God saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him...The redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, says the Lord.”
Ezekiel 34:2-11 “Prophecy against the shepherds of Israel and say, ‘Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not they feed the flocks?...You have not brought back what was driven away, nor sought was lost; but with force and cruelty you ruled over them. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the beasts where they were scattered...My sheep were scattered over the whole earth, and no one was searching or seeking for them...Therefore O shepherds, I am against you...Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.”
The doom of world pece!
The Jews object to Yeshua as Messiah, because He did not bring world peace as they expected. But He did and He will! The kingdom of God, and His peace, is now in our hearts as believers. It will soon become an external kingdom of world peace too – after the tribulation.
But tragically, because the Jew is looking for world peace in the present world, they will find it in the promises of the coming antichrist! There will be some sort of land for peace deal, but it will be their souls for peace!
Many Jews will accept the fateful peace deal, but not all, because great masses will begin to be saved right from the start of the tribulation.
If only the Jews could see that kingdom is here already and the full manifestation of peace is coming only after the sword of massive war.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not think I came to bring peace on the earth. I came to bring a sword.”
Obadiah 1:15 “For the day of the Lord upon all nations is near, as you (world) have done, it shall be done unto you; your reprisal shall return on your own head.
World peace without Jews, Israel and Jerusalem in their rightful place is impossible. It will never happen – not in a million years.
So, you think you can have world peace without the Jewish Prince of peace? So, you think you can have personal peace without being saved by the Jewish Messiah? It’s impossible!
The people of the world believe in the replacement of the ways of God with their traditions, customs and opinions of the world and its devil – Satan. They believe they are safe because the masses think they are safe.
They believe that God will hear their prayer, listen to them and open His doors of heaven.
So many think they can pray for world peace and God will hear. Many institutions, and even some so-called church organisations think they can build world peace, through interfaith.
A wonderful world – gone to pot and worse!
A man made world-system is in fact a Satan – made world. He is the god of the world and you can’t take him out of it. A Satan – made world can’t have Jews as part of their framework, from Satan’s point of view, because the Jews have a separate, godly call and destiny on their lives.
So the big thing is that all world peace or globalism efforts can’t have Israel participating.
The reason for globalism in the first place, is because Satan can then control all components of it. He is the ultimate controller. But he can’t control what is of God. Satan can’t control the Jewish Messiah or the Jews predestined to be saved.
Satan’s global world-peace system is coming, for a short season, through hatred disguised as love.
The world has chosen a loser as its god. Don’t you choose him too!
Romans 16:20 “The God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly...”
The great big mistake of the ages is that man, as Adam, is born without sin. People think they will be saved because they are basically good. In other words, man fits the Aryan description of perfect Jew-less birth. BUT the truth, is only those born of perfect Jewish blood, of – Yeshua, Jesus, Jesu, Yesu, Jisu, UJesu, Desu, Gesu (and more) are saved!
God shuts doors blinds people and turns a deaf ear.
God shut the door of the Ark of Noah, seven days before the flood came to keep the unrighteous out. (Genesis 6:16, 7:4-16) God shut the door to the five foolish virgins. (Matthew 25:10)
God not only shuts doors, He turns a deaf ear to the prayer of unbelievers:
John 9:31 “We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshipper of God and does His will, He hears them.”
Job 35:12-13 “They cry out but He does not answer, because of the pride of their evil. Surely God will not listen to empty talk.”
Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”
Isaiah 1:15 “When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.”
Job 38:15 “From the wicked their light is withheld...”
You must be born-again into God’s family for Him to be your father, and for you to participate in family benefits.
How is world peace coming?
Shock of all shocks for the world! World peace is coming through the world’s great enemy – Israel! Yes of course it’s coming through our Lord, but His agent will be Israel. Why not the church? Because the church will be gone in the “twinkling of an eye”!
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; (In the tribulation), but the Lord will arise over you (Israel) and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 2:3-4 “Many people shall come and say, ‘Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths. Out of Zion shall go the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many nations, and shall rebuke many people. They shall beat their swords into plowshares , and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither hall they learn war anymore.”
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom...”
Zechariah 8:3 “I will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the Lord of hosts, the Holy Mountain.”
The above verses occur as the tribulation ends and the world goes into the Millennium.
The triumph of world peace:
On the wings of the destruction of the present world order and its attempted peace, like a seed springing to new life or an egg hatching, The true new world order of glorious peace will emerge.
At the end of the long, winding day, world peace will finally arrive. It will be a world fully restored to glory, with no curse, no sin, and no wickedness. It will be a world of perfect peace in the natural environment too.
It will be a world of holiness, purity, incredible abundance, beauty of sight sound and everything good you can imagine. It will be a world of saved Jews and Gentiles from all nations, out of the tribulation slaughter, and the saved church in glory.
Isaiah 51:3 “For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”
Salvation of the Jews: One day / three days!
Mark 14:58 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days, I will build another, without hands!”
Matthew 12:40 “As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
In the verses above we see the classic three days and nights relating to the cross of Calvary. Now have a look at the following verse relating to the coming salvation of Israel:
Hosea 6:2 “After two days, He will revive us, on the third day He will raise us up that we may live in His sight.”
The application of the biblical day for a thousand years principle means that after 2000 years and into the next, which is now - they will be raised up to salvation. But the more direct application relates to the three days after crucifixion, which is when our Jewish Messiah was raised.
In fact this Old Covenant verse is telling the Jews who their Messiah is!
How will the salvation of the Jews take place, or at least begin?
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove the iniquity of that land (Israel) in one day.”
Isaiah 66:8-9 “Who has heard of such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she gave birth to her children...Rejoice O Jerusalem and be glad with her, all you her love her.”
This verse above speaks of the national birth of Israel in a day in 1948, as well as the coming spiritual birth of the Jews.
There are other verses I’ve used before, showing that the Jews will see and understand who their Messiah is – suddenly!
These “one-day” and “suddenly” verses will be caused by the rapture of the church, which will end the church dispensation and begin the seven years of tribulation and make the Jews “angry” and “jealous” at the same time, since God took the church and left them behind. (Romans 10:19)
Here are some other interesting three-day verses:
Acts 9:9 “He (Paul) was three days without sight and neither ate nor drank.”
Exodus 8:27 “We will go three days into the wilderness and sacrifice to the Lord our God as He commanded us.”
You must be born-again of perfect Jewish blood – the blood of Yeshua our Lord.
You can choose the glorious true Prince of peace. If not, you have chosen the “prince of perdition”. (Utter destruction) This term, “prince of perdition”, is used for Judas and for the antichrist!
Hitler’s “final solution” was part of the reason for his own demise. The world’s “final solution” because it is also Jew-less will be its own demise as well. God’s “final solution” will put them all to shame in destruction.
World peace comes through spilt Jewish blood – that of our Messiah!
The end purpose in all of this is: Rend your heart and pray that you are led into all truth. If you are not saved, you need to get saved right now! If you are saved you need to strengthen yourself in the knowledge of God’s ways and word now!
Psalm 55:18 “He has redeemed my soul in peace.”
I took the background picture in the magnificent Namib Desert and the fish eagle in the Okavango Delta – Botswana, and blended then together.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!