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- Annexation of Judea and Samaria now on for July – Netanyahu (26th May)
- Turkey’s Erdogan warns Israel not to annex the West Bank, as does Jordan.
- No Pentecost rapture. See why in the next Sabbath Report.
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These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
This verse, below was given to me by our Lord in December last year to give to you as the crowning verse for 2020. This was just before the corona-virus became a world pandemic:
The heading is, “Babylon humiliated.” End-time Babylon is the modern world system:
Isaiah 47:10-11 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; You have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Romans 11:15 “If their (Jews) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but life from the dead.”
Hosea 11:10 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”
1 Kings 8:56 “Blessed be the Lord, who gives rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. Not one word of His good promise, which He has promised through His servant Moses, has failed.”
Psalm 57:1 “Be merciful to me O God, for My soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these disasters have passed.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
22nd May 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
In honour of Jerusalem Day (21st – 22nd May)
This is the day set aside to mark the end of the Six-Day War in which Jerusalem was liberated from Arab occupiers and united as one Israeli city again.
Let’s expand on the familiar verse, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:”
Psalm 122:2-3 “Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem – Jerusalem, built as a city compact together.”
●The term “compact together” means joined in solid unity, or “knitting together in unity, with no divisions or separations.
Psalm 122:6-7 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May they prosper who love you. Peace be (Shalom) within her walls.”
●The root word of ‘Shalom’ also means “complete”, or “paid for.”
This reuniting and “joining together” of Jerusalem in “completeness” took place as a result of the Six Day war in 1967.
Do you see that praying for the peace of Jerusalem includes praying against her being divided, and for her being united! Praying for the peace of Jerusalem means praying for the return of the Prince of peace, which occurs as the Jews recognise their Messiah.
Marked by the beast or by God!
As we get closer to the coming of the Lord it is most important to be right with God, right in heart and right with doctrine and truth. The spiritual environment is becoming super-charged. The forces of error are more dangerous now than ever before.
We need all our defences, gifts of the Spirit and God-given knowledge and wisdom. Error is a spirit that opens the door for more error and attacks from the enemy.
With the cross removed from society, truth is obscured and deception rules. People believe that what they believe is the truth because of their self-importance.
You need to be spiritually vigilant, in heart and discerning in doctrine. Of course you need to be right in the application of these things too. But with the leading of the Spirit of God – you are safe.
The world today is a dangerous place.
Be careful of those with a hidden agenda. Be careful of the mass-media, politicians and the authorities. They are all needed instruments of the new world order, and will soon be employed and empowered by spirits they can’t see.
To introduce the entire antichrist system, these powers must delegitimize the scriptures and replace them with their own ideas.
The control of your health is a powerful way to create subservience.
Are you praying for the kingdom of the world to go back to normal, or for “The kingdom of God to come?” The coming kingdom of God is the only permanent solution to the fall of this world. Don’t think the world is going to get better.
The instruction is to seek the kingdom of God first and not second, or when troubles hit the fan.
When you, a nation, or the world turns from God, and trusts in man, the journey from there on is a downward spiral.
What Satan wants is submission. He wants people to be blind, non-questioning bowing, puppets on a string – another brick in the world’s wall, a cog in the wheel.
Fear of an unknown future causes stress. Knowledge of it releases the stress and brings peace. Man is dependent upon peace and freedom for his sanity. This only comes through repentance and the following of God’s word and ways.
The corona virus has brought out the best in mankind, with many people helping each other, giving and showing much goodwill, but that is not repentance.
Even if a vaccine is found soon, it’s too late to stop the economic and social knock-on effects. The lies and manipulation have done their work. People are now primed to be controlled. They have been primed to accept their fallen, soon coming saviour!
The forces behind the scenes have already got a lot more than their foot in the door. It’s now not a matter of if but when the baby foal runners will give way to the big four riders of the apocalypse.
The mark of the beast:
This mark will only come about in the tribulation period. We may see the construction of it before, but it will only be implemented then.
Many are speaking of it now using fear tactics. Many are afraid they will be fooled into taking it.
There is no fear that you could take the mark. It will appear after the rapture. It requires deliberate worship, so those who take it will know what they are doing. God is not into tricking the innocent.
At this stage we don’t know exactly what it will be. We can assume that it will be connected in some way to tracking people, perhaps a vaccine or some sort of device-less implant. It will be connected to the 666 system and all things related to a new world order, currency, religion, and health system.
The mark of the beast could be some form of mark that identifies you as one who has already received a vaccination. (Revelation 13:16-17 19:20)
Don’t jump to all sorts of conclusions. One thing that makes this coming mark unique is that it will be placed on the forehead or right hand. No vaccination is ever given in the forehead.
I do believe that it will be physical mark of some sort and not just a symbolic metaphor.
The word “mark” is Strong’s G5480 “Charagma.” Meanings: Imprint, stamped, branded, carved.
The mark of God:
God’s tribulation saints are given a mark – the mark of the Lamb (Revelation 7:3; 14:1)
It is the 144,000 of Israel who are sealed with this mark on the forehead.
But we too are “marked” and sealed by God. This mark or seal for us is not necessarily physical, but it is stronger and more powerful than all the forces of darkness combined!
Ephesians 1:13 “In Him you also trusted after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of salvation, in whom also having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.” (2 Corinthians 1:22)
Revelation 22:3-4 “There shall be no more curse; but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face and His name shall be on their foreheads.”
Note well that we have the name of the living God on our foreheads. The unsaved will have the mark, the number of his name – 666 on theirs!
When we chose our Lord, He chooses us to be eternally set apart for great glory!
God is using these troubles cause us to grow in holiness.
Holiness is directly related to looking for the coming of the Lord (Titus 2:13) Expectation is a powerful force creating holiness.
Isaiah 29:18-20 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness. The humble shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel, for the terrible one is brought to nothing...”
Ephesians 5:13-14 “All things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Awake, you who sleep; arise from the dead, and Messiah will give you light.”
Edition 270. July 29th 2015
Dealing with critics:
Dealing with critics:
1 Corinthians 2:14-15 “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them because they spiritually discerned. He who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged by no man.”
As prophecy marches on to its grand conclusion, the Bible reveals that opposition, criticism, and resistance to God’s word and His people will intensify greatly. This will manifest in increased persecution, martyrdom, general criticism, and also in masses falling away from the faith.
In this edition I want to deal with our average, garden-variety of criticism against the Bible and true born-again believers.
The purpose of this edition is to strengthen your own faith, secure you in your beliefs and give you some ammunition to shoot down your critics. (You see those guns at the top? No, don’t shoot down your critics that way – it’s just an illustration!)
How we deal with criticism reveals much about our maturity in our Lord.
Principles of truth:
The main reason why people hate the truth of God’s word is because it sheds light on their dark lives and they love the darkness.
John 3:19-20 “This is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Everyone practising evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”
Psalm 97:10-11 “You who love the Lord, hate evil...Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.”
The further away from the truth you move, the darker your life will become and the more you will hate those of the light who speak the truth.
To really believe God’s word you must do it and get it inside of you. Until you do it, you won’t even see it! Note in the verse above that God’s word condemns you until you accept it. In a similar fashion, the lives of God’s disciples walking in His light, condemns the lives of the unsaved without a word being said.
People actually want you to be like them and when you’re not they don’t like it. The world-system’s greatest enemy is the word of God made alive by the Spirit of the living God.
In these end-times we will see a lot more opposition confronting us than ever before, as the spiritual forces behind truth and error clash like never before.
Criticism and judgement:
Sometimes a good discussion outlining the ways of God is all that’s needed to defend against a critic’s attack. But some people have no manners. They are insolent pigs full of self-will and antagonism. These people rarely come to the truth and should just be left to go their own way.
Sometimes we need to respond by speaking judgement into a situation.
There really is no formula. We must be let that still-small voice of the Spirit in our hearts, show us how to handle the various attacks we face.
Here are a few general verses to help you:
Proverbs 15:1-2 “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.”
Proverbs 28:25 “He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he who trust in the Lord will be prospered.”
Proverbs 13:18 “...He who regards reproof will be honoured.”
Proverbs 27:6 “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”
Proverbs 28:23 “He who rebukes a man will find more favour afterward than he who flatters with the tongue.”
Don’t get caught up with spiritually ignorant people on the “don’t judge” story. It’s a huge liberating subject in which the Bible is clear.
Matthew 7:1 “Judge not that you be not judged.”
The verse above is the one cited by most critics. The verse means, don’t judge in a continuous nit-picking manner, trying to exalt yourself and put others down. It does not mean don’t judge in other matters, especially relating to doctrine.
You can find much more on the subject HERE.
Examples from our Lord:
Most people can’t believe that our Lord while here on earth rebuked yelled at and even hit certain people. The same is true of the disciples as they built the early church. These critics have never bothered to study the scriptures and have been poorly taught by ignorant ministers.
We all know the story of our Lord taking a whip to the money-changers in the temple forecourt and kicking their tables over. Here are a few more verses dealing with severity:
Acts 13:9-11 “Then Saul who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intensely at him (the sorcerer) and said, ‘O full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now indeed the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.’ And immediately a dark mist fell on him.”
1 Corinthians 5:4-5 “In the name of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, when you are gathered together, along with My Spirit, with the power of our Lord, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.”
Titus 1:13 “Therefore rebuke them sharply that they may be sound in the faith.”
Titus 1:9 “Hold fast the faithful word as you have been taught, that you may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.”
2 John 10 “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds,”
Don’t forget that our Lord did not speak forgiveness to the woman caught in adultery, about to be stoned. He said to her, “you are forgiven, now go and sin no more.”
Critics from outside and from inside:
As believers saved by the shed blood of Messiah and the work of the cross, we have to deal with critics from outside of true biblical Christianity and sometime from within. The Bible has numerous examples of how to deal with both.
Critics from inside the church:
In most cases, if a critic is truly born of God, he will see the answer to his criticism quite quickly and peace will rule. But sometimes some people are impossible to deal with. They are often frauds, counterfeits or just deceived trouble-makers.
One of the great problems in the church today, which is almost unknown and unseen, is the Jezebel spirit operating in certain women. Many pastor’s wives are pure Jezebels today. The Jezebel spirit always tries to usurp and bring down male authority. She always tries to kill the work of God in the church.
Because she lurks inside the church, she is difficult to spot, but I assure you she is right in the middle of most churches and especially every one that does not have the eyes and spiritual authority through the gifts of the Spirit to kill her.
Just like Jezebel of old, she must be killed. In this day that does not mean physically, although some might wish it did! It is the Jezebel spirit that must be killed, thrown out to her death. In many cases she will resist her death like crazy. If you sense you are winning, continue until she is completely destroyed. If not throw her and her spirit out of the church fast.
Unfortunately the divisions in the church created largely by those outside of the Spirit don’t help at all. Doctrinal divisions are a source of many controversies and arguments, but most can be resolved with pure Spirit-led Bible doctrine.
There is never a better helper, defence than the Spirit-led word of God. Unfortunately many believers in this instant pop-up world know more about what’s on at the movies than their Bible.
Critics from other religions and outside of the church:
There is one huge eternal problem within all religions. (True biblical Christianity is not a religion.) The problem is that all religions believe in salvation by works and the keeping of laws.
True biblical Christianity operates on faith and grace as opposed to law and works. And never the twain shall meet. You can’t join Christianity. You can only be born into it through blood. You cannot become a Christian by keeping any set of laws.
Every religion rejects the supernatural work of the shed blood and cross of our Messiah, which forever separates between everything of God and not.
So as we deal with critics of the religions out there, these are root issues. In most cases you can end a criticism or attack very quickly by going directly to this bottom line instead of arguing about all sorts of other ins and outs.
What the unsaved want is salvation without the Saviour, heaven without holiness and all the glories of eternity without the inconvenient, interfering, politically incorrect Messiah Yeshua. It’s good to keep in mind that all argument is futile, if it ignores and rejects the cross.
They think God is just what and who they think He is! They have created a god in their own image and expect to be welcomed into heaven. What a shock they have coming!
Critics from the godless and atheists:
These types are perhaps the worst to deal with. The common denominator behind all godless atheists is their love for themselves, materialism, and the ways of the world. Without exception they are demon filled, so you need to be equipped with the gifts to see into the spirit realm in dealing with them.
Some atheists contend that the Bible is full of scientific absurdities that could not have happened. I saw a poll in which 54% of Americans do not believe in creationism. Oh, I see, so that is the measure of truth!! Since when does some stupid poll made up of largely foolish people mean anything at all?
Some maintain that the Bible is full of contradictions. This is a common criticism but is so incredibly flawed. There are no contradictions in the Bible.
This is how the perception has come about:
There are over 25,000 surviving original texts of the Bible written in the three original languages of ancient Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. The Bible was first translated into English from the Latin. The Catholic church infused into it words and verses that supported their own religion. Numerous other translations simply built on the King James and included those errors.
Other translations like the New King James go directly to the original manuscripts as their source. But there are still odd translational errors that have slipped through. Of course most Bibles except the NIV can be used for study and edification because they contain enough truth.
If you have an NIV, do yourself a favour and throw it out. It has thousands of major errors, changes, entire omissions of verses and a pro-abortion / homosexuality slant. It also denies the deity of our Lord. If you send me emails and argue with me. I’ll simply tell you this: Type into Google “NIV errors”; and happy reading.
There are a few discrepancies on the version of events reported by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These are actually not a problem at all. When you think of different reporters at a news event, each one sees some things the others don’t see. That does not mean they are wrong.
Also bear in mind that language itself is limited, and has changed with many words meaning different things today.
Now we come to dispensations. Here is a classic example of a so-called contradiction. In Genesis 4:15 it speaks of Cain murdering his brother. It says that he was not to be put to death, only marked. Then in Genesis 9:6 it says that if you shed man’s blood, by man your blood must be shed (Capital punishment).
Now we have an irreconcilable contradiction or do we? Actually there is no contradiction at all. The marking of Cain for murder occurred before the law “You shall murder” came along some 450 year later. Even God can’t make a law that has not come about yet retroactive, when it is only coming way off in the future.
Likewise there are numerous things that changed with each dispensation. There were some things that did not change and therefore carry through into all dispensations. Most of the so-called contradictions are a result of a dispensation change. For example, there are hundreds of differences in laws and principles between the Old and New Covenants.
Some point out that the Bible discriminates against women in some places and homosexuals in other places.
This is perhaps the most stupid argument I have heard in a long time. All that does is presume that homosexuality is right and always has been right because blind foolish people today think its right. It has never been right in either the Old Covenant or the New, with numerous verses condemning it.
The Bible does not discriminate against women. Of course this depends on your view of discrimination. The Bible has roles for men and women. Try reading Proverbs 31.
The big bottom line is that if you think the Bible is full of contradictions, then you think God is wrong. If you think that, you think you are right and above Him. Perhaps you should appoint yourself as His boss.
It’s impossible for God to be wrong on anything ever!
Some big recurring criticism:
●Yeshua is not God: Matthew 1:23, Isaiah 9:6, 2 Peter 1:1, John 1:14 John 8:58 and many more.
●Yehsua is not the only way to be saved: John 14:6, Acts 4:12, John 17:3, John 3:36, 1 Timothy 2:5, Romans 10:9,
●The 6000 year-old earth conundrum: It is 6000 years since the creation of Adam. The earth is far older. The earth is millions of years old and was inhabited by nations under the ruler ship of Lucifer before his fall. The pre-Adamic creation is a very interesting study.
●The Ark would have been far too small for two of all animal types: That is quite true, but the Bible says that it was two of every kind. In other words, two of every species type, and only land-borne animals. Some people have done these calculations and they fit the ark-size exactly.
The miraculous Bible:
Everything about God is supernatural and miraculous. We are only now beginning to find out of some of the hidden great miracles and wonders of the Bible. Modern archaeology, science, medicine, technology, psychology and so much more is confirming the veracity of the scriptures. There have been a great many books written on this in recent years.
One of the astounding miracles lies in Bible numerics. (Not numerology, which is an occult practice) Here is the quick short version:
Bible numbers have meanings originating from the Bible itself.
For example: One = unity, two= division, three= trinity, four= the world, five= grace, six= man under sin, seven= spiritual perfection, eight= resurrection, nine= finality, thirteen = sin, rebellion to God and so on.
The original texts of the Bible were written in three alpha-numeric languages. This means that each letter has a numeric value. So you can simply add up the numeric value of a word.
People have since discovered that every single word or title used for our Messiah adds up to a multiple of eight (resurrection), except for one. This is the title in Hebrew “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews”, which adds up to a multiple of thirteen (sin, rebellion.) It was on the cross that He became sin and rebellion for us!
Every single enemy of God in the Bible adds up to a multiple of thirteen!
This is an enormous wonderful subject. It is what got my own father saved. There have been a number of very good books on the subject, the most comprehensive being “Number in scripture” by EW Bullinger.
There are other codes and picture-based alphabets that are also amazing. The Otiot is a picture-based alphabet which is just incredible. Please have a look at the Alan Horvath’s YouTube channel for more on this.
The funny thing is that people have tried to prove God and His word wrong since time began. No one has ever succeeded, and yet people still try. What futility! How dumb can you be!
A great proof of the authenticity of the Bible:
The plot of the course of the children of Israel from their creation, to their rebellion and captivities, to their return to their land in spiritual blindness, to the opening of their spiritual eyes, to the creation of the state of Israel, to the recapture of Jerusalem and to all the opposition against them in these days – was all prophesied in the Bible thousands of years ago.
There are still a few terrible and magnificent prophecies relating to Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people that need to be fulfilled. The pattern of fulfilment will continue to be just the same as it has been!
Unbelievably, all those who come against God’s plans for Israel, don’t even know that they themselves are prophesied against in the Bible!
A beautiful thing:
There are many of these sorts of things in the Bible. If you take the names of the descendents of Adam to Noah and apply the word meanings of their names, it paints a spectacular picture. In the table below, the names are on the left and the name meanings on the right. Now just read the meanings as a sentence from top to bottom:
The Godly counsellor:
2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
At various times we all need to be involved in helping people who get into various forms of trouble and need counsel. It is one of my favourite topics. I have written a fair bit on the subject and encourage you to have a look at the following editions.
Please do save these editions as references and source material for counselling.
►Edition 83: “Counselling believers in perilous times.” Click HERE
►Edition 104: “Turning curses into blessing”. Click HERE
The most incredible and amazing thing, which is beyond my understanding is that people still try to prove God wrong, exalting their lives of evil and sin above God and His word of purity and holiness. The futility of exalting yourself in whatever way above God is beyond words.
If you have a problem believing God and His word, try believing first even if you don’t understand yet, and pretty soon everything starts to fall into place. If you continue in disbelief, nothing will change for you.
I took this picture at sunset in the Kalahari Desert.
Shalom and grow in grace!