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Edition 337: November 9th 2016
The amazing messages of the 7 feasts and the 7 churches:
The amazing messages of the 7 feasts and the 7 churches:
Isn’t it amazing that a book written on average, 2000 years ago by a great many authors, is so full of truth and so relevant for us today? So many of its messages are only coming to light now.
For your benefit, in this edition, I’ve presented you with some of these amazing truths and messages that can only be of supernatural origin and design.
The number seven in the Bible means spiritual perfection and completion. We are going to look at the perfect and complete messages to the seven churches and to Israel in the form of the seven feasts.
Some of these messages overlap, but the main point is that they so accurately plot the course of church history and the course of Israel’s history, both culminating in either the tribulation, or heaven and the Millennium.
This is all about signs, symbols, word meanings, numbers, and hidden messages revealing the ultimate glory of God! It’s a message of trumpets, shofars, menorahs, swords, war-cries, rallying- cries, peace, rest and comfort.
There are many today, who deny that these messages have any relevance for the church or Israel today. They are WRONG!
The feasts of the Lord are divine appointments, with divine prophetic messages. The seven letters are divine prophecies.
The essence of the seven letters and the seven feasts:
The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation chapters two and three, contain messages for those particular seven historic churches. They contain messages for all believers at any time.
But, amazingly they contain hidden messages that plot the entire course of church history, from its birth to its dual conclusion of some into the rapture and some cast into the tribulation.
The messages contained in the seven feasts of the Lord, likewise contain many wonderful messages for us and the Jews today. The feasts also have powerful symbolic messages for the Jews. But perhaps the most powerful, is the messages plotting the entirety of Jewish history from their birth through to the tribulation and the Second Advent and Millennium.
You can’t lump Israel and the church together. Many have tried and ended up in the satanic swamp of replacement theology, unable to get out. God has a central salvation plan for His people. He knew that His Jewish people would reject Him, rebel, fall, go into captivity and dispersion and then return to Him.
His plan takes all of this into account, and ends up being a great success, but it is not the plan for the church. It is only when you separate and distinguish between Israel and the church and apply the relevant verses that everything falls into place.
Church history in the seven letters:
Explanation of diagram:
This view is the plot of church history. The first three churches represent the time period from their beginning up to their end. The following four churches represent the time periods from their start up to the present and beyond.
Much more on the plot of church history is revealed and contained in the fullness of each message.
The first three now contain the “dead in Messiah” and will be part of the rapture. The last four represent the church world today.
●Ephesus: The word means “beloved.” It represents the early church from about 30AD to 100AD.
●Smyrna: The word means “myrrh” or bitterness. It represents the 10 successive persecutions of the early church by the Romans, in which almost the whole church was savagely killed. This was from around 100AD to 315AD and the advent of Constantine.
●Pergamos: The word means “thoroughly mixed.” This represents the beginning of the fall of the church into the dark ages as paganism was mixed into the church. It represents the time from 315AD to about 600AD and the birth of the Catholic church.
●Thyatira: The word means “Perpetual sacrifice.” This represents the perpetual crucifying of our Lord in the Catholic Eucharist. It represents the satanic, Jezebelic control of the church and the separation of the clergy above the laity. It represents the Catholic created dark ages of mass murder from 600AD through to and into the tribulation.
●Sardis: The word means “Escaping.” It represents the unsuccessful reformation era as the church tired to escape the Catholic, satanic darkness. This church is told “it has a name to live but is dead.” It represents the period from about 1500 through and into the tribulation.
●Philadelphia: The word means: “Brotherly love.” It represents the church that has a love for Israel, knows the word. It represents the period from about 1750 to the rapture. The Hebraic flavour of the church is revealed in Philadelphia church. This church also rejects the ministry of rabbinical Judaism.
●Laodicea: The word means “People ruled.” It represents the ecumenical, denominational, Spirit-less, blind, powerless, lukewarm church which is spat out by our Lord. This is the modern church where all is relevant, valid, greyed-out, and without absolutes. It is the time period from about 1900 into the tribulation.
Do you see the entire history of the church wrapped up here? Of course, if you take the trouble to read the seven messages, there is so much more, and it’s amazing indeed.
The course of Israel’s history:
The seven feasts are primarily for Israel, but contain vital messages for the church as well.
Leviticus 23:2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.”
Leviticus 23:44 “So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.”
The seven feasts are:
●Passover: This feast has a double reference for the Jews and the church. For the Jews it represents the original Passover and release from Egyptian captivity. For us it is a reminder of that, but is fulfilled in the cross of Calvary – the complete Passover. Jews are still to see this.
●Unleavened bread: This represents sin as seen symbolically in leaven. This feast represents the cleansing of sin, in the eating of unleavened Matzos, which is “spiked and striped”. This is as far as the Jews see things. For us it represents our Lord’s burial.
●Firstfruits: Israel was called the firstfruits of God (Jeremiah 2:3). It represents the giving of the first offering of the harvest. Today this is as far as the Jews can see. For us it represents the resurrection of our Lord from the dead.
●Pentecost: For the Jews, this feast looks back to the first original Pentecost on the day Moses came down from the mountain with the tablets of stone. This was the original birthday of Israel as the law was given in stone. For us it represents the law being given in our hearts and the birthday of the church as seen in the coming of the Spirit.
●Rosh Hashanah: Now things change! This feast represents the end of the church age, the rapture, and the start of the tribulation period. From here on the church is not included in the following feasts because it has no place in the tribulation. This feast represents the start of the massive judgements upon the earth and Israel, as well as the beginning of their spiritual awakening.
●Day of Atonement: This represents the wrath of God and the second half of the tribulation. Some believe it will be fulfilled in the Second Coming. I have no problem with that, but prefer the wrath of God fulfilment, because of all the parallels. The church has no part in any of this.
●Tabernacles: This feast will be fulfilled in the completion of the salvation of the Jews, and the Second Coming, going through into the Millennium.
Do you see the plot of Israel’s entire history right here in these feasts?
Today there are many people who deny the messages of the feasts of the Lord, by saying that they were all fulfilled in and by the church and there is no further fulfilment coming.
These are people of replacement theology – “buyer beware.”
The unholy convocations of the church:
The church has largely ignored the warnings and messages in the seven letters to the churches. It has totally ignored the messages contained in the feasts of the Lord. Instead it has given reverence and all-importance to Satan’s convocations founded in Babylon.
The traditions of the Baal worshippers were taken, some slightly modified others not, by the Catholic church and infused into the church and presented as truth.
To create a Jew-unfriendly church the Catholics introduced many of these evil traditions, which today remain deeply rooted in the church. These include:
●Christmas, ●Easter, ●Lent and others.
The dual message of the seven churches and the seven feasts:
As we look at all these messages together, there are some startling facts we would all do well to take serious note of, because this is God’s view, summation, plot and plan!
We see that only two of the seven churches are safe, Philadelphia and Smyrna. The others are mixed with severe warnings like, “If you don’t repent, you’ll be removed.” If you read through the seven letters in one go you will be shocked to see just how severe and critical it all is.
As we look at the seven feasts we see that because Israel is still largely blind to and rejects the fulfilment of Passover (the cross) they go blindly, unsaved, into the tribulation period.
So here we see the severe destination of the spiritually blind both of the church and Israel.
Many other passages tell us that most (not all) of the Jews will believe in the Messiah in the tribulation, especially towards the close of it. Many, of the church who thought they were saved and land in the tribulation, will also respond positively, but too late to be included in the body called “the church.”
The main point of this exercise is to demonstrate how serious these things are. Do not take any aspect of your salvation lightly. If you are wise, you will often examine yourself against God’s word and the doctrine of Messiah to see if you are still on the right road.
Are you aware that it’s very possible, and probable that the tribulation period will begin next year, 2017? Are you aware that the rapture may well take place next year, 2017? Are you aware that the true born again believers in our Lord, may meet face to face with our great King, and Saviour next year, 2017?
Are you aware the greatest watershed of humanity may occur as early as next year, 2017, with the great majority of the so-called church and all the unsaved plunging headlong into the wrath of God?
Thoughts on a pure true and safe church:
As you can see, Israel without the Lord goes into the tribulation. Significant sections of the church will also go into the tribulation.
Has you minister taught you well?
The greatest aim of a Bible teacher is not to teach, but to break and melt the hearts of the people into the glory of the Lord. It is to exalt, extol, uplift, magnify, reverence and reveal the glory of the Lord. Today, most just teach words. Their words are dead letter filled with ulterior motives and methods of manipulation.
When the truth is properly presented and applied it will break you open and let in the resulting peace right into your heart now! The kingdom is within us, it has already arrived.
One of the great missing doctrines of the Bible today also happens to be the most powerful and is absolutely required to give you spiritual eyes, revelation and godly wisdom. It is the Fear of the Lord! It is one of my personal favourite doctrines.
90% of believers today, perhaps more, have no idea what the fear of the Lord is. The result is that they are unholy, complacent, compromised in their attitude to God. They are not radical for our Lord and are lukewarm, half-baked believers.
The fear of the Lord comes by choice. You must choose to learn it and know it. But it also comes other ways.
One way the fear of the Lord comes is by Bible prophecy. The great prophecies of the world and Israel’s judgement, punishment and coming Holocaust are an earth shattering fear.
Psalm 19:9 “The fear of the Lord is clean (pure), enduring forever.”
You can be saved by God, but never truly fulfilled and moulded into your calling without a great, great God and a solid reverence towards Him.
The lives of many today are a reflection of their ordinary God, invented by their teachers. They’re a spiritual wreck, a mess and more of a product of hell than heaven. Those with a great, monumental, majestic, supremely high and holy God are right with God.
The duty of the church:
A true church will be known by what it allows and by what it roots out, measured by the doctrines of the Bible and not church dogma.
The blood- soaked abominations of the Catholic church through the age have cast a dark, ugly, evil shadow over the church – especially in the eyes of the Jews. Much of this deep, anti-Semitism is prevalent in the church today. It has never been rooted out and spat out of the mouth of the church.
Yes, we know that much of the church will be “spat out” of God’s mouth! But if we spat out the garbage first, things would be a little different.
●We are commanded to “comfort My people (The Jews)” Isaiah 40:1-2. ●We are to make them jealous. (Romans 11:11, 14) ●The gospel is to go to the Jew first. (Romans 1:16) ●“The time to favour Israel has come” (Psalm 102:13)
Today, so much of the church is formed and fashioned by the mass-media. The church believes that to remain relevant to the world today, it must fit in with the beliefs of the world as commanded by the mass-media, especially on all things related to Israel.
The unseen agenda of the media is not to give you information or make you a better more informed person. It is to change you and change your thinking. Their agenda is to make you like them. It is to kill your conscience so that Satan himself has free, easy access to your soul. The agenda of the mass-media is Satan’s!
It is most dangerous to go into the world with no conscience. It is the media that is the great conscience killer.
Today the church highly esteems the heroes of the entertainment world and the voice of the media. They bow down to it. They may as well have them in the pulpit! They have not rooted out the very heart and soul of Satan from their midst.
They are destined for the Great Tribulation!
How to get ready for the Lord’s coming:
First and foremost get off your throne. Dethrone self! Change your thinking. Yes you can, the Bible says you can. Train and discipline your thought life to be a holy place. As you see yourself as “undone” repent and repent again of all known sin. In your thinking, uplift, exalt and embrace the cross of Calvary.
Pray with desperation and fervour to know our Lord more and more and make Him known by your life. Develop an almost automatic attitude of thankfulness to our Lord for all He has done and all He will still do for you. Thankfulness brings the grace of Messiah to you.
Write your progress down. Write your vision. Make it plain before your own eyes. (Habakkuk 2:2) Measure and mark your days. (Psalm 90:12) Be aware of watershed, big signpost areas of your life, where major spiritual accomplishments were achieved.
Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Psalm 39:4 (Amp) “Lord, make me to know my end, and to appreciate the measure of my days, let me know and realise how frail I am – how transient is my stay here.” Verse 7 “Now Lord, what do I wait for and expect? My hope and expectation are in you.”
You can never get true deep satisfaction, contentment and fulfilment in your life by indulging self or living for self, because you will always be outside of God’s plan. Self in the world is Satan’s playground. You can only be content and happy in the world, with self ruling, if you have a seared conscience. (1Timothy 4:2)
The true real gospel must chase you away or set you on fire for our Lord. “You” being self and all it entails.
John 14:16-17 “I will pray to the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
The reason why many people hate our Lord is because He is not like them! So what must they do? They must change their tune fast or try to change our Lord and make Him just like them!
The Lord that many preach is not hated, because He is a man made by the delusional power of evil wolves in the pulpit.
Today, many have never got passed arguing with God’s word, trying to modify it and replace it and make it fit them and their own ideas.
A major requirement in our lives is a simple attitude of thankfulness. True praise and worship emanating from your very heart is born in thankfulness, without which you’ll be able to sing songs, but you won’t be in praise or worship.
Romans 8:14 “Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.”
I took this picture of the African Spoonbill landing. I applied various textures to create the effect.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!