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Edition 287: December 2nd 2015
Transition – Fishermen to Hunters!
(Please note that this edition was posted a few hours before the Muslim terror shootings in San Bernardino! - is that confirmation!)
Transition – Fishermen to Hunters!
Jeremiah 16:14-16 “Behold the days are coming, says the Lord, that it will no more be said, ‘The Lord lives who brought the children of Israel up from the land of Egypt, but The Lord lives who brought them up from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them. For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. Behold, I will send for many fishermen’, says the Lord, ‘and they shall fish for them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes in the rocks.’”
►This is a major prophetic announcement: We are now at the transition point marking the switch-over from “fishermen” to “hunters”, revealed in our key verses above. I’m not suggesting that it is all going to happen in a flash, but this is the start of the fulfilment of the transition, which will begin now.
These verses speak of the second Exodus of Jews, comparing it to the first. They speak of the fact that God brings His people back into their land twice. This second Exodus of Jews is from all the nations of the world where they have taken up residence in the Diaspora (dispersion.)
This Exodus has been on the go for quite some time already. It is not complete. It is about to go into high gear and a new deadly phase. But first of all, let’s briefly discuss Elijah.
Elijah – the message for today:
Our title image is a dramatic, large sculpture of Elijah raising his sword to slay the prophets of Baal. It is on a site called “The Scorching”, on the side of Mount Carmel, Israel. This is traditionally where the triumphant Elijah called down fire from heaven, mocking the priests and prophets of Baal.
Elijah lived in a time of spiritual and moral decay. The prophets of Baal were shown to be impotent, insolent liars. They claimed to be “gods of thunder,” yet Elijah had the power to cause or stop rain from falling.
The central message of Elijah was for his people to repent and turn from their idolatry and sin, and to return to the truth. The apostasy of the time was priest-led paganism, corruption, evil and wickedness without restraint. God had warned previously, numerous times that judgement was coming because of their pagan influences and sin. (1 Kings 14:6-16.)
The evil King Ahab called Elijah “The troubler of Israel” to whom Elijah replied, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have in that you have served and followed Baal.” (1 Kings 18:17-19)
It’s important to realise that the priests and prophets of Baal, Jezebel in particular, hated Elijah because he resisted their paganism and idolatry and called for repentance.
“Baal” means “lord”.
Malachi 4:5-6 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord.”
This verse above refers to a second and final ministry of Elijah, where his message will go out again. John the Baptist also came “in the spirit of Elijah.” (Luke 1:17) John’s message was “repent and make straight for the way of the Lord”!
John’s message produced this: “He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.” (Luke 1:16-17.)
Also bear in mind that the main message of Moses was repentance. But if ever there is a tag for the ministry of Moses it is “Let my people go.” (Exodus 9:1, 8:1, 5:1)
“Let my people go” is a phrase hated by Satan. He is never happy to lose his grip on anyone. This is why Satan led the flight of Pharaoh in pursuit of the children of Israel. The only problem was that Pharaoh and his armies ran headlong into God’s will – on the wrong side of it!
In today’s terms, “Baal” represents paganism and all that is rooted in the occult. It represents continuing evil, sexual sin, and wickedness. It represents a world torn between good and evil. Baal represents hatred for God, His word and His prophets. Baal represents the rejection of repentance and the continuation of sin, just like in the days of Noah! Baal represents impotence and failure in the presence of the true God.
Baal worship (although hidden below the surface today), and its characteristics are the central themes of the western world today, which has infiltrated the Jews of the Diaspora worldwide.
Elijah, on the other hand represents the sword and fire of God, the word of God, and the judgement of God. In today’s terms, Elijah represents repentance, holiness, righteousness and truth.
Elijah represents the timely, true, care and concern of God for Israel and the Jewish people.
Today the ministry of Elijah is calling the Jews worldwide to repent, to destroy, and get rid of every trace of Baal and all paganism. The message is “repent and make straight for the way of return to the land and to your soon-coming Jewish Messiah – Yeshua.”
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, even the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.
But now let’s go a step further and look at just how God is going to bring His people back to the land, to repentance, to salvation and victory.
Fishermen and hunters:
Our key verses in Jeremiah 16 speak of end-time events. It all occurs when Israel is being brought back to her land, which began essentially in 1948, and is still on the go. But the main point of the Jeremiah prophecy, and this edition, is the transition and metamorphosis from “fishermen” to “hunters.”
Fishermen lure their prey with attractive bait. Hunters stealthily stalk and drive their prey.
The difference between the two is all-important!
God has been “fishing” for His people to draw them back into the land. He has used many attractive lures, and Jews have responded from all nations where they have been residing. But the numbers have been small. Yes, Israel’s population has been growing, but compared to the descriptions of the full second Exodus, it’s still small.
As we cross-over to the “hunter” phase, Jews will flood back into the land, until it is too small to contain them all. (Isaiah 49:19)
The worldwide Jewish population is just about at pre-Holocaust levels. The worldwide Jewish population is now 16.5 million. (Some estimates are 14 million). Of this 8.4 million live in Israel. This leaves about 8 million eligible for return. About 5 million reside in the USA.
No, not every last, single Jew will return or be saved, but the great majority will, according the scriptures.
From these statistics we can see that the second Exodus is still far from complete and in fact, has a long way to go. But as you are about to see, it will happen very quickly!
“Many hunters” are about to emerge from the bushes!
The Global Terror Index has increased by 80% this year alone.
I propose that the second Exodus will have many similar characteristics to the first, and we are on the cusp of these dramatic occurrences.
Islam, fulfilling God’s plans!
A strange verse in the Quran:
(S 10:90-92) “Pharaoh and his hosts followed them (children of Israel) and were overwhelmed by the flood...This day shall we save you Pharaoh in your body, that you may be a sign for those who come after you.”
The open door migrant and refugee policy of western nations, which is on the go now, is a disaster. Satan is a master of disguise.
●This is how Islam is fulfilling God’s grand prophetic purposes. God will use Islamic, Quran-based terror dressed as “many hunters” to drive Jews back to the land.
England is fast becoming Britishlam. The US has untold masses of “secret” jihadists in their land. Europe is full of jihadists. Do you really think they’re there for fun?
Now we have a mass exodus of Islamic refugees and migrants from Syria fleeing into Europe, with many other western nations lining up to take in hundreds of thousands. But why did these Islamic refugees / migrants chose the west? Surely they should have chosen another Islamic nation in the Arab world.
But no, they come to lands founded on Christian principles and with large number of resident Jews.
●Why did they not go to other Arab lands? Simply because there are no Jews there! The Muslin nation Saudi Arabia for example, has taken zero refugees.
You see, they are about to be used by Satan. They will attack what Christianity and resident Jews have produced over time!
Islamic migrants and refugees are nothing but a modern satanic Trojan horse, secretly bringing the tenants of the Quran and Islam to increasingly fast-surrendering, blind westerners.
By the way, the Interfaith Movement can only include Christian capitulation! True Christians, now is the time to put on the full armour of God, not take it all off! If you’re a Christian involved in any form of multi-faith – you’re a dangerous sell-out!
Identifying the “many hunters:”
At the first Exodus, Pharaoh and his armies were the hunters who pursued the Jews. Now we have to identify the modern Pharaoh of the second Exodus. It’s important to bear in mind that Egypt is always a type of the world, so the Jews in the Diaspora (world dispersion) fit the bill perfectly today.
Pharaoh of the Exodus was Thutmose 11 whose name means, “The son of Thoth”. Thoth was the god of knowledge, writing and unlimited power of the underworld. He was the scribe of the gods, or should we say, Satan’s media. He was associated with the number four (the number of the world), and the moon. (We’ve just had four blood-moons.)
Here’s an interesting snippet: Thoth was the “great aid of Isis.” Isis was the god of the world, who married her brother Osiris. She is known as the goddess of magic and life. The name means “of the flesh”. She was known to be Pharaoh’s power. The Egyptian Book of the Dead describes her as the one who gives birth to heaven and earth.
The god Thoth with an Isis head:
Obviously I’m not suggesting any direct link between Isis and the modern terror group ISIS. But isn’t there quite a coincidence in the names, characteristics, deities and gods?
Is there a message here? Is Isis, the power of Pharaoh, who became the hunter of Israel in the Exodus, now ISIS the Islamic hunters of the second Exodus? I would say that it’s all a bit too coincidental! Besides, it’s what’s happening anyway.
On the subject of names and their meanings here’s an interesting one:
The name Benjamin Netanyahu has a prophetic note to it. It breaks down like this: Benjamin = “Son of the right hand”. Netanyahu breaks down as Nat Yah = “gift of Yah” (God).
Now, as with all of these extra-biblical things, don’t go overboard!
The western tragedy:
Like a giant Shakespeare tragedy, the west has given up on her strong spiritual roots and backing. Most western nations, specifically Europe and the US have slowly become modern anti-Semites. They have turned against Israel and the Jews in more ways than I can numerate.
This was exactly what happened before the Holocaust of WW11.
Europe has become more and more hostile to the Jews over the last few years. Europe has become hostile to Israel and pro the Islamic Palestinians. Some nations of Europe even boasted recently of becoming Judenfrei (Free of resident Jews). Europe is the world’s biggest supporter of the anti-Israel BDS movement, which is simply a form of economic anti-Semitism.
Europe has become spiritually blind and full of evil darkness, from her leaders, right down to the majority of her citizens.
So, who are these greatly hated Jews, what have they done to deserve such hatred? They are the ones who brought civilisation to Europe with all their technology, science, medicine, and so many other good things. Oh yes, and of course, they have a star on their chests, this time saying “Let my people go.” The call of God is upon them, so Satan calls his people to pursue them.
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While the Jews have done nothing but good for Europe, Islam marches in wearing suicide vests, wielding sharp knives and with pockets full of bombs and bullets, bringing darkness, despair and misery with them.
Western world - let me give a promise. It is the promise of God. It never fails. Your days are numbered; the writing is on the wall. You have met your match. Destruction, death and judgement await you in your proud towers of arrogance.
Europe and the US (as well as many other nations), you have become champions of pride. Europe, you have become the ring leader of anti-Semitism together with the Islamic states. United States, you are not far behind, with your own brand of pride in the form of rejecting God’s word on abortion, homosexuality and so many other things.
Anti-Semitism is a satanically rooted hatred based on pure pride. Pride always has the same severe judgement upon it. The judgement comes in various forms but a consistent aspect is spiritual blindness and being resisted by God! “God gives grace to the humble and resists the proud” (James 4:6)
The two big mistakes of Europe:
France (and all of Europe for that matter) has made two enormous mistakes. Firstly, they believe that appeasing Islam is the right thing to do and it won’t harm them because it’s politically correct!
Secondly, they believe that supporting BDS and the Palestinians above God’s word for the Jews on the land of Israel, and the city of Jerusalem, is the right thing to do and won’t harm them. On both fronts they have chosen the work of the devil.
The actual real issue is not terrorism, which is a nebulous word that can apply to many situations, thus taking the eyes and pressure off the real issue. The actual, real issue is not refugees or migrants for the same reason. The actual, real issue is Quran-based Islamic terror and Quran-based Muslim migrants.
Many in Europe, France in particular have been saying “why us?” All sorts of answers and opinions have been put forward – all wrong. No one wants to put their finger on the real reason, because they are blinded by the stupidity of so-called political correctness!
Europe, you have offended the living God by supporting BDS, the Palestinians, and coming against God. You have cursed yourselves!
Europe let me give you a politically incorrect message from the living God, my wonderful God. Of course, as always, you will ignore it, but here it is:
Isaiah 41:11(Amp) “Behold, all those who are enraged and inflamed against you (Israel) shall be put to shame and confounded. Those who strive against you shall become as nothing and shall perish.”
And there are many more verses just like this relating to the ultimate total defeat and destruction of all Israel’s enemies!
●The Bible says that if you bless Israel you will be blessed, but if you curse Israel, you will be cursed. (Genesis 12:3). Western world, you have opened wide the door for your own fall. You have cursed yourselves.
As the “many hunters” hunt the Jews and drive them back to Israel, so you, western nations will be devoured. You will be hunted down and thrown down. The Jews will flee at your fall!
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.”
America, the once great nation:
Today America is in transition. The American dream is fast becoming a nightmare. The US faces a very soon-coming economic nightmare. The previous financial crisis will look like a paradise compared to what’s coming.
The reality of the American dream was really what called and drew the Jews to the US. Now the nightmare begins. Who wants to live in an ongoing nightmare? So, very soon the Jews will have more than enough reasons to go back to Israel, apart from the hunters.
The US has been spared extreme anti-Semitism like it is in Europe now, but that won’t last.
America will itself become one of Israel’s tragic hunters, driving the Jews back to Israel. America and her welcome guests, Quran-based Islamic Muslims jihadists, will soon see eye to eye on their opposition to Israel.
America is about to become a dangerous place fulfilling her role as hunter!
The defeat of Islam:
I know this heading is a shock to the Muslim in the White House, to CNN, the BBC, SKY, NBC and many other appeasers of Islam and pure liars who repeatedly, in their ignorant blindness, call Islam a religion of peace. But it’s coming. In fact Obadiah speaks of this defeat. (Please read it – you should know it backwards.)
(If you want to see some Quran verses on the torture and killing of unbelievers, beheading them, see the previous edition.)
But here is the shocking thing! Who do you think it is that will defeat Islam? It’s not the US with all their fire power. Its little ole scorned and rejected Israel! – It’s all in Obadiah!
Quran-based Islam, befriended and backed by Europe and the US, will be the “many hunters” driving the Jews back to the land. But then comes the surprise! Surprise, surprise, Obama, Hilary and Europe, the Jews will wipe out the hunters!!
The Jews will destroy their hunters. Shall I say it again? The Jews will destroy their hunters.
At the end of the day, the Jews will destroy their devil-led hunters, but their hunters will have fulfilled God’s purposes in driving them back to the land, to meet their Jewish Messiah.
Why will Israel be hunted?
The answer to this should be a lesson for every politician who ever walked this earth!
We are now dealing with the Exodus and the commands of God, which Israel only partially obeyed.
Exodus 34:11-14 “Observe what I command you this day. Behold I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going (Promised Land), lest it be a snare in your midst. You shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images, for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”
The people mentioned in this verse above were the Arab tribes who were the originators of the Palestinian people today. God included and commanded the destruction of their religion in these verses.
Numbers 33:50-55 Instructions for the conquest of Canaan: “Moses, speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan (Promised Land), then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images and demolish all their high places (religion)...but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those who you let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.
History reveals that the children of Israel only partially obeyed these two sets of verses above. And now thousands of years later they have to pay the price – and are they paying!
Because Israel did not fully obey these two sets of verses above, they are now in the firing line of Quran-based Islam. The Palestinians have become “irritants in their eyes and thorns in their side.”
But it’s not all defeat!
Isaiah 41:13-14 “For I, the Lord your God will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’. Fear not you worm (towla) of Jacob, you men of Israel, I will help, says the Lord and your Redeemer.’”
►Snippet: The word “worm” in the verse above is Strongs H3216 = “towla.” This is the name of a sea-snail, which when crushed, produces the beautiful royal blue dye, which has become the “colour of Israel” and is used in the stripes of prayer shawls (tallits). These snails have been extinct for nearly 2000 years and have only now begun appearing again in this Messianic era! (I have a tallit made with this dye hanging right here in my studio.)
Ezekiel 36:24-25 “I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.”
Dramatic times indeed!
The times are most certainly sensational! We are about to see terrible drama, but it will end with miraculous awesome victory – magnificent and marvellous!
Why will Israel defeat Islam? Her eyes will be open. She will be able to see! Her heart will contain a new Spirit – the Spirit of God. The veil of blindness will be lifted. Israel will no longer see through the eyes of the world and the mass media.
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind (Jews) by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known, I will make darkness light before them and crooked places straight.”
Isaiah 29:18 “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.”
Psalm 129:5 “Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.”
The hunters are coming! Quran-based Islamic terror, a new terrible world economic crisis, arising world anti-Semitism and other world-pressures on the Jews will be the collective “hunters” driving them back to the land of Israel, where they will be met by the living God who will reveal to them their true Jewish Messiah – Yeshua!
This is the time of miracles!
Nations of the world, do you think you can reject God’s word, mock and scorn Him and get away with it? You idiots! That very thing you reject, eternal judgement, is coming your way fast ready or not!
Joel 2:30 “I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.” (Lit= Palm trees of smoke.) Isn’t that interesting: “Palm trees of smoke” That’s just what an atom bomb looks like!
O what blessing, love, strength, stability, endurance and ultimate glory there is knowing, believing and doing God’s word. What joy in surrendering your heart to Him!
I took this picture in the Kruger Park of a pair of Cheetahs easing out in the shade. I did much work on the recovery of these beautiful beasts from being critically endangered many years ago. They are now endangered again in most areas.
Shalom and grow in grace!