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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 216. July 16th 2014
I stand with God’s word for Israel:
I stand with God’s word for Israel:
This edition is my own personal thoughts and stand on these issues.
In so doing, I wish to renew my commitment to God’s word for the Jews as huge pressure begins to mount. I want to simply identify myself unambiguously with God’s word for Israel, and against their and God’s enemies.
I want to take it further though and give you the opportunity to do the same if you feel so led. All you need to do is go before our Lord in prayer and reinforce your agreement with His word. It’s also a good idea to write the vision and speak it. Make a proclamation of it. The spirit world has ears and eyes! Do take a deliberate calculated stand for God’s word; He will take note of it.
By way of testimony, I often used to take a group up to the top of high mountains and we would sit there and speak, sing and shout our proclamations into the spirit-filled air. Sometimes I would go up into the mountains alone for this purpose.
Your silence or disagreement with God’s word is also a stand – make no mistake!
You can just read this edition, or let it have eternal consequences for you by your identification with our Lord and His present and future plans.
Who started the fight?
When I was at school occasionally the fight would be sorted out behind the school! One would say, “He started the fight”, and the other would say, “No he did”. Either way, it got sorted out via fisticuffs and blood noses.
We need to go back to origins to find out who started it, but let’s also get into a time-machine and see who ends the fight and why, as well.
If we have both the historical and future factors in favour of one side, the evidence demands a verdict in favour of the one and not the other. Let’s remember that we are now not dealing with the opinions of some insane God-rejecting, homosexual- loving, European or US government member, but God Himself and His word.
Born badly deformed:
Today most Christians are born-again in some church and become fashioned and formed into a half- body. They have little or no identification with their origins in the Jews, the Jewish Messiah, the soon to be saved Jews and the coming Jew of all Jews, the King of Kings.
If our Lord were to walk into most churches today, He would not know what sort of place it is!
The so-called church fathers, the reformers and modern churches have been very successful in re-characterising the church. It has been painted with a Catholic brush, instead of the original Hebraic brush.
As such, the modern church is largely blind to Bible prophecy being fulfilled right now. But because of this, the church has also turned against God’s plans specifically for Israel in this regard.
If you haven’t realised it yet, almost all of Bible prophecy relates to and is centred around the Jews and their land.
A big abortion:
The church is performing the world’s biggest ongoing abortion right now! It is the rejection of the unborn Jews!
The new birth is a birth. It’s a spiritual birth into the Olive tree, which is a type of God’s kingdom. But the Olive tree has two types of branches. Romans 11 speaks of the natural branch and the wild olive branch. It identifies the natural branch as Jews, temporarily cut off from the tree, later to be grafted in, and the wild olive branch, which are the Gentile believers, now grafted in by grace. The roots and the tree trunk are the Kingdom of God.
It is only true born-again believers, Gentiles and Jews, who make up the branches.
Please note that Gentile believers are grafted into this Jewish tree, full of Hebraic characteristics. Jews are not grafted into some Gentile Catholic or Calvinist tree!
Today the church is largely deformed. It has rejected its Hebraic roots and the Jewish branches, which are about to be grafted in again. In many ways, the Jews at large are today in the womb, so to speak. They are soon to come to salvation.
Today we see significant prophetic developments in the Middle East and Israel in particular. How many churches do you know teaching and preaching God’s word on this current, now-subject? How many messages do you hear on the subject on Christian radio and TV? There are almost none!
But these blind preachers continue to preach and teach on how you can have your needs met, on how to make prayer work for you, on how to find your life in the world and be a nice happy Christian chappie! They ignore and reject what God is doing now, prophetically.
They have no idea how far they have missed God.
In many ways we are part of Israel, so its a lot more than an external issue. As true believers we join Jewish believers and become the true Israel of God. This doesn’t mean that God doesn’t deal with the Jew and the Church separately. In fact the truth is the opposite of replacement theology.
The true spiritual Jew is the Gentile and Jewish believer. It is restrictive and not inclusive as in replacement theology.
If you have seen the light you are not in the dark!
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of the age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of God, should shine in.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand, for He has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, and their hearts so that they cannot understand.”
If you are still in the dark, you have not seen the Light, no matter what you might think. Those of and in the flesh can’t see the Spirit or the things of the Spirit of God.
Abraham had a child of the flesh and a child of the Spirit. The one produced the Arab nations and the other the Jews. Those in and of the flesh always see the rights of the Palestinians and not the rights and place of the Jews! What you believe on this issue shows whether you are in the Spirit or the flesh!
The big problems today are ignorance of God’s word, the love of the world’s word and a hard heart before God and His word. These together will guarantee your blindness and free ride to hell.
Isaiah 8:20-22 “...If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them...Then they will be enraged and curse their king and their God and look upward. Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.”
Spiritual blindness and the spirit of error go together with the antichrist spirit. The spirit of antichrist is preparing his people and the apostate church for the coming of antichrist. The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth, but it automatically receives the spirit of error. God hardens the hearts of those who reject the truth!
Before the return of our Lord, there will be and is already a famine of the word of God.
The Jews are a people of destiny with an eternal enemy:
The diagram below shows God’s choice in blue (children of the Spirit).The names in red are those who were not chosen by God to fulfil His covenant (children of the flesh).This is not a complete representation.
The Jews have one distinctive feature, so powerful they are loved and hated by the whole world. The Catholic church hates the Jews as a result and have tried to steal this treasure exclusively for themselves. The treasure is our Messiah. That is the mark of distinction upon the Jews past, present and future.
The entire issue surrounding the regathering of the Jews to their land and the coming of the Jewish Messiah is spiritual. Satan opposes this return, just as he did the first coming. You can’t separate the issue of the Jews, their land, and Jerusalem from the coming of Messiah. The Book, the People and the Land are inextricably linked.
Here are some of the many verses which make up the diagram above.
Genesis 27:38-41 “Then Isaac the father (of Esau) said: ‘Behold your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven above. By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother (Jacob)...so Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him (Jacob)...the days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”
Genesis 17:19-21 “Sarah, your wife shall bear a son and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold I have blessed him and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. But My covenant I will establish with Isaac.”
The two sons of Abraham, Esau and Jacob were at odds with each from the womb, but the antagonism really developed when Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a meal.
Obadiah 1:10 “For your violence (Esau) against your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever.” (The original word for “violence” is ‘Hamas’)
Obadiah 1:15-18 “For the day of the Lord upon all nations is near; as you (Arabs) have done, it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head. For as you drank on my holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink continually and they shall be as though they never had been. But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness, the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. The house of Jacob shall be a fire and the house of Joseph a flame; but the house of Esau shall be stubble...and no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau, for the Lord has spoken.”
Here is the end game!
Ezekiel 35:5-6 “Because you have an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity , when their iniquity came to an end, therefore as I live says the Lord God, ‘I will prepare you for blood and blood will pursue you...”
The common cries of the world’s wolves:
As we look to the Israeli / Palestinian issues unless, you have been on Mars for the last few years, you would know that there are many consistent, infuriating, recurring themes and statements, supported and in many cases perpetrated by the world’s mass media, like CNN:
●The problem is the Israeli occupation.
●The Jews are racists.
● Israel is an apartheid state.
● Israel is to blame for the aggression and collective punishment of the Palestinians.
●The Palestinians are innocent victims of illegitimate racist settlers.
●If Israel is to use any response it must use a proportional response.
●The world must intervene to stop Israel.
The Palestinians and their satanic brothers, the mass media, are universally consistent in these chants!
These are the days of the greatness of God, victory for His family, excitement, depth, destiny, drama, gravity. These are the days of seriousness, holiness and of great glory.
These are the days of destruction, defeat, deception, depravity, failure, error, evil, hatred, regret and tragedy. These are the days of unfolding fierce, fiery wrath. These are the days of the bewitchment of self- obsession and emptiness.
These are the days of screeching, howling wolves in the pulpit, fulfilling the ways of the world, the flesh and the demonic.
These are the days of God’s quiet whisper of truth into your heart, and the outpouring of His love and grace to those who are His, and would open themselves to it.
Isaiah 62:1 “For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness and her salvation as a lamp that burns.”
The world’s mass media is Satan’s voice. They hear him, do his will and serve him excellently.
It’s very easy to get the world to support the Palestinians against Israel because the world is stupid! The world serves a god who hates them and will suck them into hell. That’s not very clever is it? The world’s media indoctrinates you from the cradle to the grave, unless you see it and break from its stronghold.
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law (word of God) praise the wicked.”
Blindness and deafness come by following the media, but according to the verses above they come from God and the devil as well. Talk about being blinded!
Israel’s biggest enemies:
It’s the church! Do you know how many churches teach and prepare their people for these things? How many do you know who preach on these things? I know some pastors personally and know of many others who would never dare touch these subjects!
They preach on faith, prayer, prosperity, personal success, motivation, self gratification and all such things. God is working to bring His people, the Jews to salvation and the church sits in its cursed pews with its stupid mouth shut except for its messages of self-indulgence.
These churches howl from the pulpit that they have access to God. “Your prayer will create your world for you”, they say. “We have the power to get wealth,” they say. But why do they remain silent on the issue of Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews – just as the Catholics were silent in the Holocaust?
God’ work of judgment and salvation is about to go into high gear and the church who can influence both is playing games with itself and the devil, avoiding, ignoring and even coming against God in these things!
You churches of replacement theology – you are God’s enemy and the devils friend and you can’t even see it!
Perhaps the largest community of witchcraft- driven deception in the world are the churches of Europe.
The churches (all of them) now on TBN have come under the spell of their mascara-laden lady leader. She has forbidden them from preaching on eschatology (end-time events). Of course the reason for this is that without teaching on these things your focus switches to the continuing world.
TBN is now silent on this the most important and dramatic time of world history. Silence makes you complicit. It does not make you innocent.
The Lion is coming and He’s a Jewish Lion and He is angry!
Zechariah 2:8 “...He who touches you (Israel) touches the apple of His eye.”
Israel will be punished:
The title of this edition is not “I stand with Israel.” It is “I stand with God’s word for Israel.” There is a big difference. You see, it’s not going to be plain sailing for Israel. God will bring them to victory ultimately and to glorious salvation, but at the same time God will use in the most terrible times ever to bring the Jews to repentance.
Jeremiah 46:28 “Do not fear, O Jacob My servant, says the Lord, for I am with you; for I will make a complete end of all nations to which I have driven you, but I will not make a complete end of you, I will rightly correct you, for I will not leave you wholly unpunished.”
Ezekiel 20:34 “I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with My fury poured out.”
The answer is peace. It is not a two-state solution. It is not an Arab solution, nor is it the solutions of the UN nor the US or the UK. It is God’s one-state solution – His way. That is the way to peace.
Psalm 21:8-12 Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth, and their descendants from among the sons of men. For they intended evil against You; they devised a plot that they were not able to perform. Therefore You will make them turn their backs; You will make ready Your arrows on Your bowstring towards their faces.”
2 Chronicles 15:3-4 “For a long time Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest and without the law. But when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them.”
This Israel issue is of monumental importance. It is a heaven or hell issue. It’s all deeply spiritually charged and you need spiritual eyes to even see it in the first place. In the coming days, it will become a lot more spiritually charged.
What you must do:
Study your Bible. Read Bible prophecy. Read and study the major and minor prophets. Pray about it all. Identify yourself with God’s word. Do it demonstrably!
Understand that the invisible forces surrounding these issues are far stronger than you. Know that you have no chance at all to stand against them in your own strength, power or reasoning.
Understand that this is all an issue of spiritual warfare, with a glorious end result!
Before our Lord’s first coming, Herod had all the male Jews under two killed to prevent His coming. Don’t you think the modern Herods will try the same thing? They most certainly will do so, led by their gods, the modern media.
Will you stand with your soon –to- be- born, coming brothers and sisters?
The Olive Tree.
Jeremiah 17:8 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its root by the river, and will not fear when heat comes...nor will cease yielding fruit.”
Luke 6:43 “For a good tree does not produce bad fruit, nor does a bad tree produce good fruit.”
I took this picture in the spectacular Etosha Game Reserve, one of the biggest in the world (22,200 sq.km), in Namibia. This picture speaks of desolation. If you would like to see some more pictures of this amazing place, click Here.
Deuteronomy 8:2 “You shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.”
Shalom and grow in grace!