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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 213. June 25th 2014
Deadly messages from antiquity:
Deadly messages from antiquity:
Daniel 2:43-44 “As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seeds of men; but they will not adhere to one another just as iron does not mix with clay. In the days of these kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to another people; it shall break in pieces and consume all those kingdoms and it shall stand forever.”
There are numerous hidden messages in antiquity that relate very much to us today. We would do well to take heed!
In this edition I want to bring to your attention some of these messages and show just how they relate to the church, the world and Israel today.
In the previous two editions I discussed how a great part of the church is going off-track fast.
The big bottom line is that God has a Church and the world has a church. The world’s church is the counterfeit, but it is the largest in number and looks good. The world’s god, Satan, his church and all its people have many common beliefs and working methods.
We must know the devices of the devil, especially now ,as the outpouring of these evil spirits is intensifying.
Many of the members of the world’s church think the jihad of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab, Boko Haram and other murdering Islamist terror organisations are terrible, but they are in the self- same boat. Read on and you will see just why!
Peace is the goal:
Everyone wants peace at the end of the day. People want world peace, they want peace in their lives, they want peace in relationships and if they believe in God, they want peace with Him. But there is only one way to true deep inner peace and peace with God. It is not the way of the world’s church.
Satan himself wants peace. He wants you to peacefully submit to him. He promises world peace, but he is a deceiver and liar in camouflage and disguise.
People come up with all sorts of ways to achieve peace – they always have. Many people who have given their lives for world peace will end in hell.
All of man’s efforts to build peace have and will fail. Man’s efforts must by their very nature deny God’s way to world peace. The twain shall never meet!
How is the world working for peace?
These are the big issues; obviously this all breaks down into numerous smaller issues.
The world uses its own variable-value, belief- system, world religions, good and evil to bring about ultimate peace. Let’s break this down:
►Here is the Roman god Janus (below). His two faces symbolise good and evil. His name means “Archway” and is believed to represent good and evil mixing together as the archway or bridge to world peace. (The month January is named after this god.)
Janus was also the god of war and resulting peace. Janus also represents the transition of time and the mixture of past and future. He represents the god of transition from war to peace by the fusion of good and evil. He is a powerful occult symbol.
Mixing good and evil will bring you ‘peace’ with Satan...for now!
The easy way to make evil attractive is simply to remove the Bible.
Babylon was a classical example. The people came together and tried to build a tower to God. They actually didn’t want God, but world peace, because of the violence of their day. This is symbolic of man’s works.
The original word used for “Tower” is Strong’s H4026 “Migdal”. The word means a tower or elevated stage or pulpit! There is no doubt that the tower of Babel was real, but according to Strong’s concordance, it has this secondary meaning.
Babylon was the place of mixture. In fact that is what the name means. It was the place of mixture of good and evil and a mix of religions, to try and achieve peace.
►The double- headed eagle.
The images above show the two-headed eagle in Babylonian times, as a symbol of the Nazis, as a symbol of the Catholic church and of the 33rd degree Free Masons. The bottom picture shows Putin entering the Kremlin for his second inauguration. Note the two-headed eagle behind him. The Kremlin is full of these symbols, which are also found in other Russian cities, as well as the official Russian coat of arms.
This ancient symbol represents the coming together of religion and the political world to produce peace.
The Roman emperor Constantine used the double headed eagle. It is also a symbol of the Jesuit order of Catholicism.
The grand end of all of this is religion, world politics, good and evil all mixed together to produce world peace. It’s like a giant witches brew!
Janus and the two-headed eagle together represent the coming together of good and evil and religion and politics. Both of these are before us again now.
Look at the Freemason logo again and note the words “Ordo Ab Chao” at the top. This is “order out of chaos” Of course it’s similar to the union of good and evil. This ‘order out of chaos’ is one of their belief systems.
“Order out of chaos” is the motto of the 33rd degree Free Masons. The two headed eagle and the slogan “order out of chaos” is also used in other new-age and New World Order organisations as well.
But what does it mean? Hitler believed and wrote about it. He believed that by creating chaos one could then easily force order onto the war-weary world. In other words it is a principle used to gain domination and control. Demoralisation leads to domination.
Many of the world’s secret organisations will use war to unify the planet and to gain political and economic control. Out of chaos comes this new world order!
Satan’s kingdom is one of disorder, so no matter how it comes about, the end of his kingdom will be chaos and not order.
Islam uses “order out of chaos” all the time. They don’t want peace. They want world- control and believe they can get it through the chaos they create. It is similar to the philosophy of “divide and rule.”
You may think that you would never support or agree with the cooperation of good and evil. O yes; so why do you support homosexuality, movies full of foul language and blasphemy. Why do you pay money to bow down to the satanic god of Hollywood and evil entertainment, and then you go to church?
There never will be a unity between good and evil. If that were possible, the cross of Messiah would have been meaningless. Those of interfaith persuasion know this: You must get rid of the cross to get unity and “peace.” In fact if you are a supporter of interfaith in any way or form, you have already got rid of the cross and you are lost in your sin and totally deceived.
Genesis 11:6 “The Lord said, ‘Indeed the people are one and they all have one language and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.”
In the verse above you can see the power of untiy! But the end of doing things man’s way brought swift destruction from God on Babylon.
Jeremiah 6:17-19 “I have set watchmen over you saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’ Therefore hear you nations, and know O congregation, what is among them. Hear O earth! ‘Behold I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words.’”
There are none so blind as those who will not see nor none so deaf as those who will not hear. The verse above addresses just these people. Unfortunately this verse applies to every single leader of the world’s church. What an incredibly powerful verse. Note it speaks to the world and to the religions of the earth.
More messages from antiquity:
Acts 20:30 “Among yourselves men will arise, speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.”
Another classical Bible story was that of the “writing on the wall”. Because of the theft, disrespect and trivializing of the holy temple implements, God supernaturally wrote judgement on the wall. In terms of symbolism this speaks to us of the holiness of God being cast down and mixed with the world and its church. It speaks of sin coming into the holy place.
Pontifex Maximus was a title for Caesar and is now one of the titles for all popes. The word pontifex means, ‘bridge builder’ between faith and the world (pons+facere) and maximus means “greatest.” This title then means, “The greatest bridge builder between god and man.”
This title now bestowed on all the leaders of the Catholic church shows just where they are going and why you must distance yourself from the Catholic church and in fact all involved in ecumenism.
Ecumenism is centred on the creation of a world church. The World Council of Churches is in the forefront of this.
In the coming prophesied great wars, chaos and destruction will rule. Out of the smoke and stench of death a clamouring for peace and unity will emerge and Satan will be right there to oblige.
Like Nimrod in Babylonian times, a tower or bridge to God and world peace was the objective. Hitler’s desire was to create a thousand year rule of peace under the Nazis.
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”
As Hitler believed the Jew stood in the way of his quest for world peace, so the true Church will always stand in the way of Satan’s quest for world control.
The quest for world peace out of the chaos of wars will be filled with the occult, evil and Satan himself.
The curse of Interfaith:
The goal is the unity of multiple faiths to produce a world of peace. It is by its very nature one with socio-economics / politics. Interfaith peace is of the world and therefore is of its god and will do the desires of its god and ultimately end with its god in judgement.
Interfaith is neutral on the sin or evil contained within other religions. Because the ultimate goal is love and world peace, how it gets there is a secondary issue. Essentially good and evil walk hand in hand in agreement.
It is only the cross and shed blood of Messiah that saves and makes us holy. The purity and holiness of the work of the cross must be side- lined in interfaith, but the evil and sinful aspects of the Christian religion like Christmas and Easter can co-exist with interfaith.
Today there are many powerful moves to create a new world interfaith religion. The most dangerous is Rick Warren and the emergent church movement.
To create and build unity amongst churches and other religions, he uses the tools and principles of visualisation. Whatever you imagine God to be, your meditation upon it will produce it. Creative visualisation is the building block of your desires! Create God in your mind and profess positive words over it. Use your mind’s eye and imagine it – you can have it. You can build a tower to God in the centre of your own life!
Actually these are the building blocks of the beast! What is missing from all of this is the cross, repentance, holiness, true righteousness and a thousand other Biblical things. In fact Warren is known for removing not only the cross from preaching, but actual physical crosses from church buildings within the emergent church group.
The churches that ignore eschatology or those that have recently removed it from their ministries like TBN, Joel Osteen and others will soon become inextricably linked into the Inter-Faith Movement.
Interfaith is a stench in the nostrils of God. It denies the work of the cross. Its fine for the world’s cross-less church.
The religions of the world coming together or even just working together for a common cause of world peace sounds good, but is born in hell. It is the spiritually gullible and blind who will fall for the devil’s trap.
The chant of the Inter-Faith movement is, “Religion is an agent of peace”. Sounds good, not so? Wrong. True Biblical religion is an agent of truth! What a huge and far reaching difference that is. (Please read the previous edition.)
The only way to peace:
What is the work of the cross? It was and is the removal of sin – that’s it. If you remove the cross from teaching and experience you are left dead in your sin. This is why multi-faith is such a curse.
The world’s love is without the cross, judgment and discipline! The world’s love is dirty and unholy. God’s love is with and through the cross, judgement and discipline. God’s love is clean and holy.
There is only one “religion”, for want of a better word, that can’t and never will fit in with the churches of the modern world. These are those of us who adhere to the exclusiveness of salvation through the blood and cross of Messiah, which separates us from all that is of the world and the evil one – including its church, religions and world orders.
The way to peace is the old fashioned way of the cross and separation.
1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion (mixture) but of peace...”
So, modern interfaith churches, these are your symbols. They are rooted in ancient paganism, the occult, mass murder, domination and control!
Today many who stick to the Bible are outcasts of the world’s church. Be careful, an internal enemy masquerading as “Christian” is often more dangerous than an external one.
“Eat this fruit and you shall have your eyes opened”, says Satan, but there is a huge and terrible price to pay for seeing things Satan’s way!
Deuteronomy 29:19 “It may not happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall have peace even though I walk in the imagination of my own heart- as though the drunkard could be included with the sober.” Vs.20 “Every curse written in this book shall settle on him.”
Perhaps one of the most powerful forces at work is that of “collective thinking,” to produce a one-world order under Satan. If you think what the masses think and what the media thinks, you are a fool in the true sense of the word.
Of course peace is better than war and it’s better to have peace with neighbours, friends, work colleagues and those around you. In cases like this wisdom might meaning yielding on certain issues, but I’m talking here more about the bigger issues of the day.
Where is world peace heading?
If you want to see where the world is headed just look at its past; history is speaking!
Ultimately it is heading for Jerusalem! Ultimately Jerusalem will be the city of peace. But it will be the city of God’s peace His way, as will all the cities of the world in that soon-coming day.
Right now we are seeing sectarian Islamic war heading away from Jerusalem towards Baghdad. We are seeing war brewing in the Ukraine and a number of other places, and Israel, ironically, is out of the picture now. Don’t hold your breath! Israel will soon blast onto the world stage with Jerusalem and the Temple Mount being the centre.
Wars are intensifying, preparing the way for “order out of chaos” You ain’t seen nuttin’ yet!
World war is coming very soon, perhaps within weeks or months. We are on the brink of new upheavals in the financial world, as well as the political and religious worlds.
Islam is preparing for its doomed Mahdi.
Revelation 12:12 “...For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows his time is short.”
God brings His order out of chaos:
God brings His order out Satan’s chaos, and destroys everything that is of Satan’s world-order in the process! True Godly order is coming soon. It is called the Millennium! Then, a thousand years down the line, the ultimate perfect, holy and truly glorious order will come about on the eternal destruction of Satan and all who are his.
The world and its church will try to produce world peace by the union of good and evil and it will fail. God brings perfection out of the eternal separation and destruction of all human good and evil.
God’s perfect order returns to perfection on the wings of Satan’s destruction.
In the process, Satan will draw billions into his kingdom and into the judgement ending in hell. God will draw many into His eternal kingdom of true peace, purity and glory forever.
For the Jew assimilation into the world is impossible. So, why does the church think it can dance with the devil in the world?
“Leave the daughter of Babylon and come out”. This phrase is mentioned ten times in the Bible. Three are to the Jews and seven to Christians.
The word “holiness” means “separation” or to be “apart from.” It means to be separate from the spirit of the world, Satan, the demonic and all such things. It means to be cleansed, set apart and different from all that has not gone through the cleansing cross of Messiah.
The great tragedy of our day is that many believe that holiness is doing what their mind decides is good. Joining all that is ungodly and unholy might seem right if the end is peace. But it is wrong.
What you must do:
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Messiah.”
●Come out and be separate.
●Making a new determined effort to seek our Lord and getting our lives lined up is always good, but what I have found often works very well for me, is to have or create a point of identity. This can be anything that acts as a point that you can always look back to or refer to as the decision time and place where this new move in your life began.
It should be something significant though. I always did something completely different or odd and then wrote it down, began a fast, or something to make it radical or out of the ordinary.
God’s order goes full circle from the Garden to the cross to the Gardens of eternity. Man’s order goes from the Garden to Satan to the flames of hell.
What is your life? What does it consist of and who has built you up? Too many are made by the media, Hollywood, celebrity and the values of the world. Their lives are a mixture of good and evil, religion and worldliness.
Isaiah 43:12 “There was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses says the Lord.”
2 Kings 17:32-34 “...Priests of the high places sacrificed in the shrines of the high places. They feared the Lord, yet served their own gods according to the rituals of the nations...to this day they continue practicing their former rituals; they do not fear the Lord...”
I took this picture in the wilds of Botswana in an area called Savuti. It’s one of my favourite places, totally wild, and full of spectacular wildlife. This was an incident where an elephant had just stopped a mock charge in front of me. I did have the Landy in gear, in case! (That’s my Hasselblad camera.) And the representation: Get out of the way of the charging evils of the age. If you want to see some more images of this amazing place click Here.
Wild 7:8 “You shall not tempt an elephant to charge you.”
Shalom and grow in grace!