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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.
Edition 293: January 6th 2016.
2016 – a great shaking!
2016 – a great shaking!
This is my promise, my desire and my intention for you through this ministry, The Prophetic Scroll for 2016: Acts 20:24 “I do not count my life dear to me, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Yeshua, to testify to the grace of God.”
The light of the living God, lights everything that is of Him, and for Him in the midst of universal darkness.
Both the light and the dark that I am referring to here are spiritual forces with their consequences, fruits and out-workings.
2015 was a momentous year prophetically with so many pieces of the puzzle falling into place and many other pieces aligning themselves for their placement!
It was a year of massive Christian persecution, opposition and martyrdom.
We also had a year in which the sceptics, the scoffers, the nay-sayers, the doubters, the deceived and the biblically ignorant all had a field year. The enemies of eschatology all seemed to unite and come out of their holes in the ground together.
The reality is that we are drawing ever closer to the close of this age, now at an alarming rate. The tragedy is that few can see it. The unrighteous, the unsaved and spiritually ill-equipped will never see the signs and how they fit into the big prophetic picture. They are spiritually blind to prophecy being unfolded and deaf to the word of God. The god of this world is their hero although they can’t see him either.
If the train is scheduled to arrive at 9am and it’s a bit late, don’t you think the right thing to do is watch and look for it, rather than say, it’s never coming and go home? Think about that very simple, succinct analogy, which the scoffers and sceptics have no answer to. In fact the later the train is, the closer its coming is. If the time is 9.05 and it’s still not here yet, its coming is sooner than before. If it’s 9.10, its even sooner. Get the point?
Romans 13:11-12 “And knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the Day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”
Ecclesiastes 8:5 “A wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgement.”
Another important thing to think about is that the scoffers and sceptics may be Christians but they really don’t want the Lord to come soon or quickly. They’ve said so by their own actions. They love the kingdom of the world and are too busy with all their programs to be concerned about the soon coming of the kingdom of God.
May I warn you? If your minister or the one you are listening to is an end-time scoffer and criticises eschatology, be careful of him. He will harm you greatly.
The fullness of the kingdom of God is coming a lot sooner than many think and most will not be ready. They will be too busy playing their little insignificant games, and building their own churchy empires.
What a kick-off!
The first few days of the year saw some pretty big rumblings between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which could throw a rather big spanner in the works. Fears are growing that Iran will close the Straits of Hormuz which is a major route for oil tankers and world supply. Russia has its eyes keenly on this spot!
World stock markets got off to a terrible start with huge falls based on the China slow-down and a few other factors. China fell 8%, European markets were down 4%. On the opening trading day and the Dow fell over 420 points and then closed down 275 points.
Reading the signs:
The Bible is full of prophetic signs, but it’s not that simple putting the whole puzzle together. Firstly, we must know the Bible backwards. We must know what signs are for today and which ones were for yesterday, but have a double-reference relating to these end-times.
We must know the order in which many pieces fall into place. You can’t build and fit the ejector seat first. You must first build the rest of the aircraft. The ejector seat goes in last! (I think).
We must know what is biblical in origin and what is extra-biblical. We must know what is pure deception and error. At the end of the day we must know the voice and leading of the Spirit of God in interpreting and putting these things together.
Prophetic things began to take –off in 1948 and in 1967, and now things are really speeding up.
Let me ask you this. If prophetic things to come are speeding up massively, don’t you think that’s all leading to the culmination? You wouldn’t believe so if your source of teaching is most modern churches and their sceptical, scoffers in the pulpit.
By the way, I say to this to the shame of many. There are hundreds of thousands of ministers, bishops, pastors, teachers, self proclaimed apostles and others out there who are more ignorant of the prophetic word than a pile of cow dung.
2016 is the year in which the Hebrew year changes to 5777 on Rosh Hashanah, which this year is on October 3rd. Is there significance to the numbers 5777? Five is the biblical number of grace and seven the number of spiritual perfection or completeness. Does this indicate that the age of grace, the church age is about to be competed? The signs will speak as we move closer.
●This is the time of escalating troubles, the arising of many false prophets, strong deception and delusion. ●It is the time when “truth is cast down in the street”. ●It is the time of scoffers, mockers, and sceptics. ●It is the time of self-obsessed wild wolves in the pulpits leading a blind charge of mass deception. ●It is the time of the cutting off of many withering, wild olive branches (churches) as the Spirit of God moves out. ●It is the time of many nations beginning to “stumble of Jerusalem.” ●It is the time Islam must prepare for its inevitable prophesied defeat. ●It is the time of God’s favour to Israel as the “desert blooms in reality and begins to bloom in their hearts.” ●It is the time of the stirring of the “valley of dry bones.” ●It is the time of the outpouring of the Spirit of God and the resistance to it.
Acts 3:24 “All the prophets from Samuel, and those who follow, have foretold of these days.”
So many people out there, many reading these words too, think that God is politically correct. Read the verse below!
Ezekiel 14:13-14 “Son of man, when a land sins against me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine upon it and cut off man and beast from it. Though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness says the Lord God.”
Do you see the principle revealed in this incredible verse above? There are many others like it. Few will be saved at the end of the day. Are you one of them? Are you sure about your salvation? Have you checked out your foundation?
2 Corinthians 6:17 “Be separate don’t touch what is unclean and I will receive you...let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
Touching what is unclean relates to so much today. Almost the entire entertainment world is unclean in the extreme. It is the definition of scum. If you come into contact with these things by choice it is your problem. You don’t have to expose yourselves to what is unclean and things that will defile you.
Easy- believism is the plague of the western world. The problem is an easy life of excessive materialism, liberalism, greed, self-seeking, worldliness and the like, which has crept into the church. But you don’t need to live on the salt mines of Siberia to escape easy-believism. You can do it now on your own, in your own life wherever you are.
Isaiah 5:8 is headed: “Impending judgement on excesses.” It’s an earth shattering read from there onwards!
You can forsake and deny many things. You can “throw off the weights that so easily beset.” (Hebrews 12:1)
If our Lord preached the same easy message today as most churches, He would not have been crucified. He would be welcomed by the world just like Jolly Slob Santa, Saint Nick’s Satan. Do you want to see the shocking connection? Look up “Saint Nick Satan.”
Because of all the other pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that are in place and falling into place now this has to be the year of increasing wars, martyrdom, economic collapse, increasing deception and many other things.
The year of wars:
We will see huge wars and conflicts this year. This may be the year of Ezekiel’s Gog & Magog, the war of Psalm 83 and the attempted destruction of Israel. It may well be the year in which Isaiah 17 (destruction of Damascus) is fulfilled. It is very likely to be the year of numerous other smaller wars. It will be the year in which migrants turn to hunters!
One of the verses to be fulfilled in the tribulation declares that “peace will be taken from the earth” (Revelation 6:4.) We are now most certainly in the forerunner period to that.
As I write, we are seeing Saudi Arabia and Iran begin to make dire threats against each other. This could very quickly spread into major conflict.
The year of mass martyrdom:
Sound dramatic? Well, yes it would be if you live almost anywhere in the western world. But if you are in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and other Islamic states, you would know that this headline is par for the course! It’s already happening on a massive scale.
This will be the year it increases dramatically and comes to the west as well.
We are now seeing the forerunners of Revelation 20:4
The year the world economy collapses?
The world economy is set to grow by 3.5% for 2016. This is lower than before and reflects a slow-down, but not a catastrophe by any means. Some nations are already in recession and others are heading that way. The big guys like the US, UK and EU are forecast to grow, but minimally.
This all applies essentially to the corporate world and not smaller to mid-sized businesses where the stress is strong. The problem is the rate of slow-down in other nations like China, Russia, Brazil and others.
World stock markets are expected to reflect tepid growth for the year, or even a slight decline.
That’s what all the educated wiz-kids and wise-guy analysts have to say. But then they are uneducated and blind to many things we are not blind to! They don’t know that their judge is about to appear – our Saviour! They think we are mad – they will soon see and so will we!
What the world economy and stock markets will not like is any degree of uncertainty created by extra-economic events like socio-geo-political dramas. They are coming by the bucket load!
So will we see a world economic collapse? I believe so, when taking the timing and all other factors of eschatology into consideration.
The clash of light and darkness:
One of the main characteristics of the end-times is massive deception. Our Lord warned of it five times in the end-time discourse on the Mount of Olives. All you need to do is spend some time on You Tube and you will see how much satanic garbage there is dressed as truth, being presented by proud, arrogant fools with a hidden agenda.
My friends, time is running out. Just consider the severity and gravity of the following few verses:
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the Lord while He may be found.”
Amos 8:11 “Behold the days are coming says the Lord God, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.”
John 12:35-36 “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. He who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light...”
Amos 5:18 “Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! For what good is the day of the Lord to you? It will be darkness and not light!”
Proverbs 1:28-29 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but will not find Me, because they hated knowledge and did not chose the fear of the Lord.”
This will be the year in which the clash of living light will intensify greatly with deadly darkness. This will manifest in the clash of truth and error, right and wrong, Godly good and worldly good, values and virtues born of God and those born of the devil.
This will be the year in which satanically driven hatred for the true church of the living God will arise from the counterfeit church and the institutions of the world.
Four wraths and three valleys:
As we approach the tribulation period, there will be numerous forerunners. As the world enters the tribulation period it will be rocked and shaken by the ●wrath of God, ●the wrath of man, ●the wrath of Satan and ●the wrath of nature, all running together. Some 4 billion people will die in the seven-year tribulation.
The Bible also uses the expressive term of “valleys” for some of the things that occur in the tribulation period, of which we are seeing the beginnings even now.
But bear in mind that as we get nearer to the tribulation period, the forerunners or “labour pains” will also intensify. So although I believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, I also believe that this time period, specifically now in 2016 is going to be perhaps the most tumultuous and dramatic year the world has seen.
Psalm 60:4 “You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth.”
Are you a “banner” of the truth? I tell you, that you are a banner! You decide what is written on your banner for all to see!
The valley of great slaughter:
Jeremiah 7:32 “The days are coming says the Lord, when this place shall be called the Valley of Slaughter, for they shall bury in Tophet (Judah and Jerusalem) until there is no room.”
This will be the year in which the “valley of dry bones” begins to come to life and the so-named Christian valley next door, fills up with more and more dead bones, never to arise.
Please study your Bible and know that God’s great work in these end days is to bring His people the Jews to salvation and to cut off and kill much of the church especially those of replacement theology.
Those offended by my statement above need to read the following verses: Start off by reading the whole Bible, then study Romans 11:21-23, Revelation 2:22-23, Ezekiel 20:41-42, Jeremiah 31:31.
The valley of dry bones:
Ezekiel 37:1-14 “The Lord set me down in the midst of a valley and it was full of bones...and indeed they were very dry and He said to me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live? Prophecy to these bones and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord...Then you shall know, O My people when I have opened your graves, I will put My Sprit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land, then you shall know that I have done it.’”
Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.”
Acts 13:47 “I have set you (Jews) to be a light to the Gentiles that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 42:6 “I the Lord have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.”
This is an extremely dramatic picture of the Jewish people coming to salvation as the veil of blindness is lifted.
The powerful imagery here represents the final and complete purpose and calling of God upon His people all coming to pass in a very short period of time.
This glorious program of God, resisted by the devil, and much of the church, will go into high gear this year in the run-up to the tribulation.
Isaiah 5:26 “He will raise up a banner to the nations from afar and will whistle to them from the end of the earth; surely they will come with speed, swiftly.”
Note from the verse above that the second Exodus will speed up once it has started!
The valley of decision:
Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”
This familiar verse above is really like a lifeline being thrown out. God is about to shake everything that can be shaken including everything that modern man esteems highly and puts their trust and security in.
When the ground shakes people with any sense look around for stability. This is also the time in which the Spirit of the Lord is being outpoured more and more. So, yes many will make the right decision, but it will be few in terms of overall numbers.
The year the hunters run!
I refer you back to Edition 288, entitled “The transition from fishermen to hunters.” This will be the year the hunters appear on the stage. The exodus back to the land of Israel will intensify massively.
The collective name for the hunters is “Anti-Semitism” in all its forms, but specifically from Quran-based Islam.
All the nations of the world in which there are resident Jews will host hunters, bringing ultimate destruction on themselves. (Jeremiah 16:16)
Personally, I have a strong, arising sense of doom for this year. Of course there is always the exact opposite running at the same time. So I expect huge doom on one hand and great glory on the other, for the few that are His.
At this stage I don’t know exactly what it is, and I will not stick my neck out just yet. As soon as I have the word of the Lord, you will know.
It may well be the convergence and culmination of all these things, rising to a crescendo, winding up towards the climax.
The year of the rapture?
Maybe! We will see, won’t we?
I must confess that the book on the rapture, which I have been writing is almost finished, but I did get sidetracked, or perhaps led to put it on hold until now. I am again writing and it will be ready soon! It has lots of things in it which I’m sure you have never heard of or thought about.
Proverbs 20:15 “There is gold and a multitude of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.”
This will be the year of great opportunity for many believers. A yacht moves forward into the wind by the set of the sail. Likewise, we can use all the opposition and troubles thrown at us to turn the tables on the devil, for God. This is my prayer for you this year.
Be strong in the Lord, stand securely like a giant mountain!
►Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold onto his ways, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
I took this picture early one morning from a chopper flying over an area called “The Rockeries” in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Shalom and grow in grace!