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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.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 152 February 26th 2013
Amazing types of end-time events:
News events and commentary:
My comment begins with ***
● We’ve been seeing steadily increasing “signs in the sky” In one day we had a huge meteor light up Japan, another caused much damage in Russia and a few hours later a big asteroid whizzed past the earth in a close shave. Then a few hours later a big one fell close to Cuba and another was seen streaking through Californian skies. This was all in one day. According to NASA there is nothing unusual about meteorites and asteroids, but they say that they are increasing in regularity. The big ones will be in the tribulation period, but this is the time of forerunners and “birth pangs”
Here is the recent meteor which exploded above Russia destroying thousands of buildings and injuring thousands:
Genesis 1:14-15 “The God said “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night from the day and let them be for signs and seasons and for days and years.”
●A Catholic Bishop in Scotland says that the choice of the new leader will be of major importance for the church and the world. *** For the world? Yes it will be important for the world. This will most probably be the Biblical “false prophet.” The one big thing you can be absolutely sure of is that the new Catholic leader will deny, ignore and bend Biblical truth, more so than the others.
●CNN says that the outgoing leader of the Catholic church had one major “victory”, which was to improve and normalise relations with Islam.
●At the same time we have a fast growing crisis in the Catholic world as sex scandals, betrayals, and blackmail and resignation strike. Bear in mind that this is the church that set out to re-characterise the church from its very birth. In rebellion to God this church produced the dark ages and the pope-inspired murder of millions in the inquisitions. A change in leadership in the secular government in Italy may play a role as well. Europe as a whole is in crisis again albeit on the economic front.
●The US is also on the verge of a new economic crisis.
●Syria’s Assad “pulls ahead in the war”. He says that “Russia and Iran are co-victors. (Debka file 25th February)
Note the stylised swastikas behind Assad:
●Israel develops new anti-missile system capable of shooting down missiles from Iran.
●Hamas opens new offensive against Israel with a barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza.
● Israel’s new government is on the verge of collapse as the unity coalition fails to take shape.
●Russia announces it is to strengthen ties with Iran. ***Right now most western nations are applying or at least in favour of sanctions on Iran. Bear in mind that Russia will be a principal ally of Iran in the Ezekiel 38 & 39 Great war.
Amazing types of end-time events:
Most of the important end-time events centre on Israel, Jerusalem, the Jews and the Middle Eastern nations. Of course the whole world will be involved, but Israel and the salvation of the Jews is God’s time clock.
My friends, time is short. Now is the time to prepare your heart and soul for our great God and King. If He is delayed, what have you lost?
Many of the well known Bible stories have amazing hidden messages, types and shadows contained within them. We are now going to look at some incredible types in the Bible of the rapture, the Second Coming and other events. If you believe differently well and good - it is your prerogative.
Bible types and shadows are important, but don’t carry as much weight as directly fulfilled prophecy, simply because they need to be sought out, interpreted and applied. Nevertheless, for the discerning Bible believer they are very important.
Never take the meanings of Bible types too far.
Types revealed in the transfiguration:
This is a well known classical story in the Bible, but it has many incredible types relating to many issues. The story speaks volumes of pure revelation.
Matthew 17:1-5 “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John, his brother and bought them up onto a high mountain by themselves. He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun and His clothes became as white as light, and behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with Him...While he (Peter) was still speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud saying, “This is My beloved Son...”
In the transfiguration we see Peter, James and John being taken up a mountain, into the clouds where our Lord appears with Moses and Elijah.
●Firstly this is a meeting of Old and New Testament saints.
●The transfiguration is representative of the dead and living in Christ.
Moses died, but an angelic dispute over his body took place immediately. In fact his body was “never found”. The Bible implies that it was taken by God (Jude9). Elijah never died. He was raptured alive. So then Moses represents the dead in Christ and their inclusion in the rapture and Elijah represents those who are taken alive at the rapture.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend with a shout , with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
●The transfiguration occurred on a high mountain and they were enveloped in cloud. This is a type of the rapture where we are caught up in the air to meet the Lord in the clouds. This occurs at the trumpet sound or “shout”
●Why was the transfiguration after six days? The meaning of six days could be referring to the verse that likens six days to six thousand years in 2 Peter 3:8. So in this analogy the six days would refer to the six thousand years of man’s rule on earth since Adam. After the six thousand years comes the Millennium, which is the seventh. The Bible says, “six days you shall labour and on the seventh you shall rest.” So we also have a type of Sabbath rest in the analogy. There is no doubt that the mass salvation of the Jews takes place in the tribulation period just before we go into the Millennium.
Six is also the number of man under sin, seven being the number of spiritual perfection.
The Feast of Tabernacles is the seventh of the Feasts of the Lord and represents the Millennium. In Judaism this is called Hoshanah Rabbah, meaning “the great salvation”. This then is also implied in the transfiguration.
There is a further implication with Moses and Elijah relating to the two witnesses which we won’t get into now.
●The transfiguration also speaks of supernatural travel. Moses and Elijah didn’t arrive on Harley Davidsons! Our Lord didn’t huff and puff climbing up the mountain! He suddenly appeared with Moses and Elijah in the air in a flash!
Where did our Lord find Moses and Elijah? They weren’t in the area for coffee. No sir...here we have a perfect example of travel at the speed of thought. Our Lord summoned them from heaven. This also speaks of all knowledge and knowing. They all seemed to know each other immediately. No introductions necsessary!
The transfiguration is a wonderful picture of the salvation of the Jews and the Gentiles, the final unity of the Old and New covenants, the dead and the living in Christ at the rapture, supernatural travel and all knowledge. It speaks of the fact that many believers will not see physical death.
Types revealed in Elijah
This story of Elijah is found in 2 Kings 2:11-12
According to the non-inspired, but important book of Enoch, Elijah was raptured on the day that became Pentecost. His ministry also began on Pentecost.
Elijah then becomes an important type for the Church, which was birthed at Pentecost. He is also an important type for the living saints at the rapture in that he was caught up alive.
Elijah began his ministry in 937 BCE. The birth of the Church at Pentecost was at 33 CE. There are 969 years between them which was the age of Methuselah the oldest man to have lived. The name Methuselah means, “When he dies it shall happen.” What would happen? It was the flood of Noah. So we also have a type of the coming judgement on the world in the story of Elijah’s rapture.
Types revealed in Enoch
This story of Enoch is found in Gen 5:21-27
He was the first person to be raptured, never to see death. As with Elijah, Enoch was born on the day that would become Pentecost. The source of this story is the uninspired writings of the Secrets of Enoch (pg 68). According to tradition he was raptured on his birthday, which was also later to become the birthday of the church. His birthday and rapture were on 6th Sivan, which later became the day of Pentecost. See “The importance of Pentecost” edition 133. Enoch was raptured before the flood and becomes a type for the Church of the pre-tribulation rapture.
Types revealed in Moses
Moses is a type in many areas. He led the children of Israel out of Egyptian captivity into the Promised Land. This speaks to us of being led out of the bondage of the world into the riches of God’s promises to us as members of His kingdom. (Egypt is always a type of the world). As discussed earlier, his body was the source of a dispute and possibly raptuted or taken so that he could become a type of the dead in Christ at his appearance at the transfiguration.
The Red Sea crossing is seen by many as a type of the rapture, with the world being left behind in judgement as we go to paradise.
Types revealed in Noah and Lot
Matthew 24:37 “As the days of Noah were, so it shall be the coming of the Son of Man...”
Luke 17:28 “As it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be in the days of the Son of Man...Likewise as it was in the days of Lot...”
In the story of Noah there are three groups of people involved. Enoch is a type of the believers raptured before the judgment. The second group is the unbelieving world, who were swept away by the flood. Then we have the eight people who were sealed and preserved by God in the Ark for His purposes. These refer to the Jews in the tribulation that will be used by God. The 144000 would be part of this group. Please bear in mind that the majority of tribulation saints, Jew and Gentile, will not be protected in any way through the tribulation. It is only those whom God will use.
Also bear in mind that the eight members of Noah’s family were preserved through the flood for the purpose of re-populating the earth which now had all the wicked and unbelievers killed by the flood which is a type of the wrath of God. This is a powerful type of the world being re-populated by tribulation saints after the tribulation ends. At the Second Coming all unbelievers are cast into hell, leaving a world empty of sinners or unbelievers.
Types revealed in the Ascension:
When did Jesus ascend into heaven? He was here on earth 40 days after the resurrection. He ascended to heaven 10 days before Pentecost. On the Hebrew calendar this would have been the 17th day of Lyar. According to the exact chronology of events, this was the same day Noah was brought by God into the ark. (This date is well known in Jewish tradition.)
In the year 66 AD on 17th Lyar Israel defeated the Romans stationed in Jerusalem.
The ascension is also a type of the Second Coming. At the Second Advent Yeshua returns to the earth slowly in the same manner as He left. This is distinct from the rapture which happens in a blinding flash.
Types revealed in Joseph:
Joseph reveals himself to his brothers.
The story is found in Genesis 45.
Joseph is a type of Christ. He was a shepherd, beloved of his father, but his brothers rejected him. This is a type of the Jews rejecting Messiah. He was then hidden in the world (Egypt). In the dramatic story, his brothers did not recognise him when they met as they came to Egypt for help. He made himself known to his brothers whom he knew, when they came the second time. This speaks of the children of Jacob, the Jews, recognising their Messiah in the run up to the Second Coming. The brothers (the Jews) said that Joseph (Messiah) had saved their lives. Gen 47:25
Joseph married a Gentile bride. He took this woman for his bride before the seven years of famine, which speaks of the seven year tribulation period also called the time of Jacob’s trouble. He got his bride before the tribulation and during the rejection and blindness of the brothers.
The seven year famine was worldwide. This speaks of a worldwide tribulation period. (Genesis 41:56-57).
Joseph’s bride was called Asenath. The name means “belonging to the goddess of Neith.” She was worshiped as the mother god Isis, Horus and Osiris. She is a type of the pagan Gentile church, who may well be born again and saved, but full of paganism, for which they will suffer loss of reward! Of course many of these people are not saved in the first place.
The practicing of Christmas and Easter is pagan idolatry, but many are in blindness to it and yet still saved. Let me add here that I will soon present you with an edition titled the “rising fence” in which you will see how deadly and dangerous these things are! (It will be a shocker)
Types revealed in the message to the seven churches:
Revelation 3:8 “Behold I have set before you an open door and no man can shut it; for you have kept My word and not denied My name.”
This chapter deals with the message from God to the Church at Philadelphia. This is the only one of the seven with no condemnation levelled against it, only commendation. In verse 10 this Church is promised that it will be kept from the hour of trial to come upon the whole world. (The tribulation)
But note the “open door.”
As we get to the end of the message to the seven churches this is what we find:
Revelation 4:1 “After this (the seven churches) I looked and behold a door was opened into heaven and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me, which said, come up here, and I will show you things to come.”
So here we have an open door into heaven promised to these believers. The timing is right at the end of the message to the churches which in type relates to the church age and is before the tribulation begins which is seen after Revelation chapter 4.
The church is not seen again on earth in the Revelation after this point, but is seen in heaven.
The Type revealed in Paul and Philip
2 Corinthians 12:2 “I know a man in Christ, who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out I do not know, God knows. ” This “man” was in fact Paul himself. Paul was a Jew, but he was the apostle to the Gentiles and as such represents the Gentile Church in many respects
Acts 8:39 “Now when they came up out of the water (baptism of the eunuch) the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more and he went his way rejoicing. Then Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through he preached in all cities until he came to Caesarea.”
This is an amazing story which seems to have little or no value or meaning. Most people think it’s simply God tele-porting someone form here to there for fun.
What is most interesting here is that the result of this mini-rapture was Philip’s preaching of the gospel. This is in contrast with Elisha who “kept silent” about the rapture of Elijah (2 Kings 2:2)
The rapture experience was a motivation for preaching in “every city.”
Some more signs to watch for:
For those interested in Bible numerics the last of the seven churches of the Revelation is the lukewarm church Laodicea. This church is so repulsive to our Lord that He spits it out like vomit. The meaning of the original words implies a permanent “spitting out”. In other words these are either cast into the tribulation or into hell afterwards.
This refers very clearly to a great proportion of the end-time church.
In Bible numerics numbers have meanings. For example: 5=grace, 6= man under sin, 7 = spiritual perfection, eight = resurrection, 9 = finality and so on.
Laodicea has gematria of 999! This speaks of the church being finite, but also speaks of the fact that once you step into eternity that’s it! It’s all over. What you did as a believer will determine whose neighbourhood you’re going to hang out in forever.
The outpouring of evil continues and will get worse as many evil spirits enter the church. These include:
●The Jezebel spirit in the church: More here. (Click the link). (By the way this has been the most hated and controversial edition on this website.)
●The spirit of lust as seen in the homosexual movement and the entertainment industry is now quite at home in much of the church.
●The spirit of liberalism, rebellion to authority by parents filtering through to children, is a worldly spirit intensifying in the church.
●Interfaith: This movement will become very significant in these last days. The single big bottom line is that if there were other legitimate ways to God, the cross of Christ would be of no effect. If the Lord would open the curtain into spirit realm what a big big shock many would get. Soon it will all open anyway as people enter eternity.
●This is the time when the true Church needs to stand up in defiance of the world system. It is the time for the Church to exercise authority. But much of the church these days has lost its authority...it has joined forced with the world system.
Here are some extra-Biblical signs to watch for.
Test everything against the word of God and the still small voice in your heart (for believers only.)
●The discovery of remnants of the Ark of Noah on Mount Ararat: Some including myself believe that some remnants of the Ark will be found just before the tribulation. Be aware of the well known verse, “As in the days of Noah so it will be at the coming of the Lord.” What a powerful warning this will be that God judges sin! Years ago I was personally involved in a failed Mission to Mt Ararat, so this issue is close to my heart! More info here.
●The demise of Ariel Sharon: Here is the video clip: The Messiah revealed.
●The new Catholic leader will begin going further off course than all his predecessors , particularly in the areas of liberalism and Interfaith. Interestingly the prediction relating to the final pope, Peter the Roman, concludes with him leading his flock in the great tribulation. More in the videos tab: See Vatican dangers and the St. Malachy prophecy.
●Europe is to collapse economically and reform into a new beast.
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My friends we are in exciting times. There are thousands more types and shadows which are amazing indeed. (I will share some more earth shattering ones with you soon.) At the end of the day, all of these things are worthless if you remain hard hearted and unchanged.
Being right with God is often an inconvenience and sets you up as an enemy of the world, but go forward my friends...ever forward with our Lord.
My prayer for you is that take note of all these things, but prepare your heart and soul to be sold-out for our Lord and His word. Prepare to meet your God soon and all that He has laid up for you in His grace.
Luke 21:25 “There shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity.”
Matthew 24:30 “Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn and they shall see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
Luke 21:36 “Watch therefore and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Beauty in the clouds! Here’s a picture I did some time ago after a long hard climb to the top. This is Tugela Falls, the second highest in the world. Enjoy!
Shalom and grow in grace!