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These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
15th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The evil “I am”:
This is the ‘me now’ generation, ruled by ‘me, myself, I.’ It is the generation where the cry of the masses is “I am, and there is no other”. Here it is written in ages past:
Isaiah 47:10 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘no one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’”
One of the titles of our Messiah is “I am.” So, which ‘I am’ are you going to serve?
In the last few weeks I had two dramatic, most insightful encounters with two individuals, who had professed to be believers for years. Let’s call them Mr A. and Miss B.
Mr A has a foul mouth. I asked him to watch his language, and then spoke of something I had written here in The Prophetic Scroll (TPS). Well, Mr. A exploded and condemned me and TPS, with a tirade of swearing. To be honest, I was shocked to see the sudden extent of his antagonism.
Miss B then came along and exploded because I pointed out that the Bible condemned some of her witchcraft practises which she had tried to mix into her so-called Christianity. She instantly yelled like an electrified Jezebel, rejecting everything I said including the words of the Bible.
These two events are indicative and symptomatic of the world today, including some of the modern compromised churches.
Firstly, let’s analyse the events:
Both Mr A and Miss B were challenged to repent of sin. Both had a violent reaction to the conviction. It was not me or TPS or the Bible that they were offended at, but the personal application of conviction repentance and change, which was now on the table.
It was the conviction that they tried to get rid of by choosing the way of confrontation, and hostility. The way of spineless love would be to say nothing and tolerate it. The way of real godly love is the way of rebuke, and correction. (2 Timothy 3:16) If the individual will not receive it, so be it.
In the light you see the truth, but you also see sin. The light of God will reveal it and what to do about it. The darkness will hide it and attack the light! You can only repent from sin. If you remove what is called sin, re-name it, or water it down, no repentance is required and anything goes.
A hazy spiritual light will give you unclear half truths.
There are a number of bad things at work within many people. They want nothing standing in the way of self’s sin. They want no conviction. They are their own “I am.”
They want to bring people, ministries and the Bible down because it correctly identifies sin and opposes their participation in it. They try to exalt themselves above all authority.
They must tear down the things of God to give expression to their sin-nature.
The world and its god, fallen man and his god, are speeding down the road to soon coming doom.
●These end-times are bringing our Lord closer. ●The antichrist is also getting closer.
●The Man of holiness is drawing near. ●The man of sin is drawing near.
But for sin to flourish, holiness must be cast down. This is the state of the world today.
The problem with many today is that they are deceived, ignorant, don’t care, are proud, with no knowledge of God, and no restraint and discipline.
Most people today are a living offence to God. Of course, they can’t see that, because they are in the dark. It is the responsibility of the church to shed God’s light into this fallen world now.
As the end of the age approaches, the true church is becoming clearly visible in the light of God’s truth, and so is the false church! The eternal glorious kingdom of God, which will be the real survivor, is becoming more evident all the time, but it is exclusive.
By the way, the false church is not destroyed by God in the tribulation. It is destroyed, by its own god, the false Messiah!
The false church is becoming easier to spot. It is designed to make you comfortable in the world and in sin. It hides and obscures sin and its consequences. When the cross is obscured, sin is elevated.
The comfort of the world is not worth the effort of seeking. The world will comfort you in your sin and say, ‘it’s all okay now’. The word of God will not comfort you in your sin. It will condemn and convict you, and then empower you to change and become holy. That is what real true love is all about!
The well used term “There is now no condemnation,” is greatly misused in the church. In reality it is associated with repentance. It is conditional. Here it is:
Romans 8:1 “There is no condemnation to those who are in Messiah, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
The woman caught in adultery was forgiven by our Lord. (John 8:10-11) But He said to her, ‘Now go and sin no more.’ This was the command of repentance and correction. She was not forgiven to continue in adultery.
Tradition holds that this was the “woman of sin” in Luke 7:37 and in fact was Mary Magdalene. If it was her, that means that her repentance led to her being the first one to see our Lord resurrected. It is a repentant attitude and life that cause spiritual sight.
May I say, that if you want a healthy spiritual life, break from the world’s ways and join and receive the word’s ways. Repent of sin now, but be advised, that a walk of repentance will do you more good than any exercises ever will!
Yes be free in your God-given liberty, but always keep an eye on the old sin nature and its desire to self-resurrect and trip you up.
Above all, in these dangerous days - exalt, uplift, revere and magnify the word of God in your life.
Be encouraged, stand strong – you can and must!
Edition 118: April 24th 2012
Whom shall I send?
News events and commentary:
●With the recent remembrance of the Holocaust, I wonder how many are saying (and rightfully so) “Never again!” That’s not the intention of Islamic extremism. They are the new Nazis.
●The US has been stockpiling up to $800million worth of weapons in Israel...with permission.
●Rumours abound in high places that Israel and the US are preparing for military action.
●Iran prepares to block oil being transported through the Straits of Hormuz.
●The US is preparing for military action in Syria.
Whom shall I send?
Isaiah 6:8 “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, “Here I am, send me!”
Our great, wonderful, King, Lord and saviour, has an army to do His work for Him in this day. Let’s look at who qualifies, who does not and why. It’s not enough to be available, there is much more involved.
Right up front let me tell you who the people are that make up the Lord’s army. They are the crucified ones. They are the cross-bearers. They are the ones with the power of death and resurrection working in them!
They are not those who simply profess to be Christians. They are especially not a great many who are self appointed into ministry.
If you are not one the cross-bearers, you will be building what is doomed. You will be motivated and dominated by self, the flesh, the world and the demonic. You will substitute the church for living Yeshua / Jesus!
Babylon means confusion. The man made church is just that...it is all confused, it’s full of division and sectarianism...it will not stand because it’s the church of the flesh.
We are to bring people into the Kingdom of the living God and not dead church institutions!
God created a body with one head. He did not create many bodies hanging out of one head. He did not create many heads and one body. He created one single body with Himself as the one single head. We are His body, He is the singular head.
Do you know where and who the multi-headed monster is. The beast with many heads is a portrayal of Satan in the book of Revelation.
Is the monster your head, or the Master?
Divided churchianity has followers who become like them. They all believe what their division believes and become dependent on it and each other. The institution is preeminent. They believe it’s the work of God, while it’s actually the work of man and the flesh. It’s the way to spiritual desolation.
The great commission is Kingdom orientated. The Kingdom of God is not the church. It includes the church, but it's much more. The Kingdom of God is not divided against itself! We need kingdom vision.
Some big church organisations are nothing more than institutional corporate businesses. They operate just the same way. They are a like a mixture between a sports club and a business corporation. Their staff are position seekers, recognition seekers, authority seekers, money seekers. They’re full time professionals with databases and flow-charts and Jesus is their sponsor!
God says that one of the churches in the seven of the Revelation is actually hosting the “seat of Satan”
Instead of resurrection life, you’ll substitute it with works, laws, nice programs and the like. Many leaders have made an idol out of the institutional church. Much of the modern church is an idolatrous system of evil traditions.
“Whom shall I send,” says our Lord. “Who shall ascend to the mountain of our God and King?”
So, our Lord is looking for those whom He can send. Isaiah 66:2 “On this one will I look: Om him who is poor and of a contrite spirit and who trembles at My word.” Here we have the ones that God is looking for! Note the qualifications.
This is a description of those who are crucified and taking up their own crosses, not so?
Are these liberal Christians, or evangelical Christians or maybe, they’re charismatic Christians?
Some idiots think that the way to really get into God’s good books is to study, and become a learned scholarly product of the local cemetery, I mean seminary.
You know, sometimes people leave a church because they’re fed up with it going nowhere, only to go down the road to another church and there is the same old wrinkled whore, only she’s now got a different dress on. Before you scream the odds at me for calling a church a whore...no I didn’t God Himself did in quite a few places in the Revelation!
Many people go from one church to another genuinely looking for a deeper reality to their spiritual lives. God is calling them, but they get fed with idolatry, and phoney whitewashed facades of truth.
Do you know that many church leaders have misguided the church and led it astray? They’ve led it into the arms of Satan. Do you think that’s too strong? Well. Do you know that in God’s assessment of the church in Revelation 3 He accuses one church of “knowing the depths of Satan?”
The transfer of life:
True Biblical Christianity must (and does) produce deep inner peace and rest...it must be so. In fact you can use exactly this as a measure for your own growth.
What happens when you’re obedient to our Lord and you’re taking up your own cross? Let me give you a clue: It’s pretty similar to what happened to our Messiah. What happens is resurrection.
Here’s something amazing to think about: After the resurrection and before the ascension, our Lord appeared to and only dealt with His own. For us this speaks of the real meaning of holiness, which is separation. That is the right way. Of course we’re in the world and must partake in it, but there must be an inner total separation from the world’s spirit (and many things of the world)
The application of the cross of our Lord produces death. This is the way to deal with self or the flesh nature, the world system and the demonic. Do you know what death is? It is separation. Death separates us from all that is not of our Lord.
Only then can we fully come into wonderful resurrection life now.
Only then can we transfer the life of God to others.
We impart who and what we are to others and not just what we say!
We are being sent by our Lord to be witnesses to death resurrection and glory. This is our amazing job.
This was exactly the way the disciples of our Lord and the early church (up to about 300AD) “turned the world upside down” Acts 17:6
Are you turning the world upside down, or is it turning you upside down?
The days ahead.
There are so many prophetic things dovetailing together right now. We’re going into critical and dangerous times. There’ll be untold masses of people who’ll soon be looking for real truth. The Spirit of the Lord is being poured out now and will be in greater proportions.
Will you be able to transfer God Himself to others? Or will you simply invite them to your church?
Of course there are many wonderful churches, called and anointed of our Lord, but there are perhaps more in number today that are institutions of deception.
The message of the cross is not popular today, be aware of that, but it is truth. It is the only right way.
Quotes from Watchman Nee
These quotes may not be exact; they’re from memory (from the 70s)
Nee’s book “The Normal Christian life is an absolute shocker. It is so far from today’s normal, that it’s totally foreign. Most regular churchy types would see it as blasphemy! The book is centred on the theme “Not I but Christ” this is what Nee called ‘normal’ for the believer.
●The blood of the Lamb washes away our sins, but the cross strikes the very root of sin.
●God’s way is not to make us stronger and stronger, but weaker and weaker all the way to death. Too many are not weak enough. The old nature must die on the cross. You can’t renew the old nature, you can only kill it.
●The end of self is God’s beginning.
●The most spiritual cry anyone can make is “O wretched man that I am.” This when God comes rushing in.
●As “I decrease, so He increases.”
●The Christian life is not a changed life but an exchanged life. It’s my old life for His new life.
●The cross has borne me, now I must bear it.
●I don’t need more patience, I need more of Christ.
●The tragedy of too many Christians is that they’ve gone too far for the world to use them, but not far enough for God’s purposes.
Nee’s book “The messenger of the cross” is also a shocker. It’s absolutely essential for anyone involved in missions. The book is centred on the principle of the messenger of the cross being a crucified person!
We are not to replicate church systems or institutionalised Christianity. We’re to replicate life. We’re to transfer the very life of God to a dying world.
We have great “treasure in earthen vessels”. For the treasure to be seen the vessel must be broken. This is the glorious work of the cross.
You know the story of the woman with the alabaster jar containing a precious ointment used to anoint bodies for burial. To release the beautiful fragrance the jar had to be broken.
This is the work of the cross in our lives. It delivers us to death, but then the beautiful fragrance of the Holy Spirit fills the surroundings!
I often wonder why so many people move on and forward into ever worsening sin. We can’t change that, it’s not our job, but what is our job is to preach the law, which identifies sin and then to preach the answer, which is Christ and Him crucified.
Those who reject the law think there’s no such thing as sin. “It’s just a lifestyle choice” they say. So, what does the church do? It removes the preaching of the law as the “schoolmaster to lead them to Christ”
Can you see the horror in that? These churches are responsible for damning many to hell because they’ve watered down the very thing that identifies sin.
Truth is an immovable powerful force. If you try to move or change it you won’t succeed, but you may well succeed in producing the fruit of deceivers, which is confusion.
God will provide the way ahead for what He has started in you. He will not provide a gift that essentially replaces Him in your life.
Here are some quotes from an old-school favourite - A.W. Tozer:
●In Christ I have died, yet I’m more alive than before.
●I live on earth, yet I’m seated in heaven. I live on earth, but I’m not at home here.
●I lose my life to save it. I’m strongest when I’m weakest!
●When I’m acutely conscious of sin, I’m most sinless.
●I’m unworthy, yet the ‘apple of God’s eye’.
●The deeper Christian life is only deeper because the average Christian today is so shallow.
●You can’t be fully blessed until you’re fully conquered.
Our great Lord is looking for messengers who are themselves the message. They’re the crucified ones. These words are easy to write and read, but they must be applied if we’re going to get anywhere significant with our Lord.
Today there’s a monster and a Master out there. The multi headed monster is the most popular, but is hell bound with all his followers.
The multi headed monster is closely related to the whore of Babylon
Many have great difficulty paying the price required by our Lord, simply because they don’t see the value. What value is there in the attributes of the whore of Babylon?
Today shallow shepherds produce shallow sheep. They don’t know any better! These shepherds are useless in delivering people from slavery to sin, because they themselves are enslaved to the world.
The one who’s filled with the Spirit of the living God will be able to see clearly. You can have as much of our Lord’s Spirit as you want or as little.
The big mark on your life of true spirituality will be your desire to be holy and to impart it and see and help others move into this glory.
The work of the cross in our lives produces a deep rest and solitude. It’s from this position of rest that we go out to war and become effective!
Proverbs 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and he who wins souls is wise.”
Proverbs 12:12 “The root of the righteous yields fruit.”
Here’s a painting by Marc Chagall titled Solitude
Shalom and grow in grace!