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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.
16th August 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Help in troubled times:
The US economy is strong, as are the major world economies, but we are seeing critical cracks in then all as they slow! Technical indicators are pointing to a world recession. The most reliable indicator is the US bond-yield curve inversion. I won’t go into details, because, it’s not our thing. It is a reliable recession indicator.
The timing of this lines up with so many other prophetic events, soon to come. Once a recession begins it escalates into many other areas.
A recession does not mean a market crash is on the horizon, although that’s always possible, based on sudden falling sentiment, which spreads like lightning. It means hard times are coming.
Why mention this? It is because these things affect the whole world, including Christians. Are you able to withstand coming troubles? Yes, the worst will be in the tribulation, but we are in the forerunner period now.
Many believers will be casting out economic recession demons, to no avail. Many will be asking why, why, why! It’s often a different story when your own family is involved. Are we as believers all family?
It’s difficult to recognise other believers as such, and as part of our very own family, with who we will be spending eternity. Through the new birth, we are brought together by the blood of our Lord.
Troubles in the world demand your attention and focus, but if you let them eat into you, they will damage you, discourage you, lead you astray and rob you of your coming reward. These troubles in the world will be temporary and will soon make way for a new glorious eternity!
The things of the Spirit of God are real and alive. You can’t think through to spiritual reality with your intellect or understanding, but you can and must see and get rid of the obstructions to the Spirit of God being released in and through you to other people.
God’s word – the truth, is your anchor and your hope. It is your reality and it is the source of your help and for others in trouble. It is His ancient word, a miracle and a mystery that is still so relevant today, in interpretation and application! What is amazing to me is that God’s word is so ancient, yet so true. It outlines the very reason why fallen modern man will reject it. It shows that modern man has another, modern gospel, chopped and changed to suite the sin-loving, compromised masses!
Ancient metal Bibles found in Jordan:
John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you, they are spirit and are life.”
Proverbs 23:23 “Buy the truth and do not sell it, also wisdom, instruction and understanding.”
Psalm 62:5 “My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.”
Note the amazing things in the verses above: Truth, wisdom, instruction and understanding are essential in these days. The source is exclusively, the Spirit of God, turning words to life!
In the face of troubles, people run to all sorts of sources for help, including the occult. There they find comfort and relief from Satan himself, in disguise, for a short while – then he kills!
But people also run to stable believers for help, are you able to really help them in the things of God and the things that will matter for eternity?
Whatever remains untouched by the work of the cross and the Spirit in of God in you, remains untouched in others too. It is the way of the mystery of the work of the cross that draws people to our King and Lord. These, the broken ones, carrying their cross, are the beautiful ones in these days.
Psalm 42:7 “Deep calls under deep!”
You can do many good things in life, all devoid of the Spirit of God and amounting to a big zero.
2 Corinthians 4:10 “We carry around in our body the death of Yeshua, so that His life may revealed in our bodies.”
What a staggering verse that is? We carry death to produce life!
Have you thought of the fact you are walking containers of the mystery of the death of our Lord – salvation for others?
Romans 6:5 “If we have been united with Him in His death, we will also be united with Him in resurrection.”
Are you able to accurately help seeking believers on all the issues of Israel, Jerusalem, the Jews and the plan of God for them? I tell you, we might know these things well, but the great majority of believers worldwide are in the dark on this incredible and exciting subject.
As a result of their darkness they are vulnerable to be Satan’s “light.”
Edition 394: December 5th 2017.
“I told you so”!
I once went off down a terrible dirt road in the desert, which had a “No Entry” sign at the start. Just as I got to the spot where I was trapped, there was a sign saying “I Told You So!”
The “No Entry” sign was in fact the truth and an act of love!
When God says “No Entry” don’t you think you better listen up? Sure, if you have any brains, but the great tragedy of our time is that huge amounts of people fly right past the warning signs on their way to hell. A huge number of Christians will see the same warning signs on their way to heaven and the loss of eternal reward!
The world’s child, born of Adam, “saved” by Barabbas, loved by demons...Hell’s human, is on the last stretch!
Proverbs 4:14 “Do not enter by the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil. Do not travel on its path. Turn around, away from it.”
John 14:29 “Now, I have told you, beforeit comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.”
In this edition I want to deal with two areas of “I told you so.” Firstly it is on the worldly front - the agenda of the world system to cut away from God. The second is on a deeply personal basis.
These things are vital, revealing, alerting, informing. They are announcing to you what to do. They are shining God’s spotlight on you, me and the world.
The world system:
Psalm 2:1-3 “Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and take counsel against the Lord and His anointed saying, ‘Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.”
“Bonds and cords” in the verse above speaks of the secure attachment we as believers have to the word of God and the virtues and values we are thus connected with. This is why the nations hate us, and why they “rage against the counsel of the Lord, and His family.”
Most of the unsaved don’t really reject Yeshua. They reject the fact that He is the judge and jury of their lives and the whole world. They reject the Lion, not the Lamb, and of course they reject the sacrificed and risen Lamb.
The world wants you! It wants you to think like and be like them. The elite thinking of the world wants a centralist control system. It must get rid of national sovereignty in favour of transnational federal or central control. A one-world centralist government for all nations is their end goal.
Globalism has one major common desire and that is to be amoral. To them, religion is fine if it supports their agendas.
If you won’t accept their thinking and agenda, they’ll force it on you. The danger in all of this is in not knowing what’s going on behind the scenes of the world system.
It begins with your kids and their education. National patriotism has become an enemy. The international child is now one who offers allegiance not to the state anymore, but to the greater world-agenda, which really is Satan in disguise.
Isaiah 8:10-11 “Take counsel together (nations), but it will come to nothing; speak the word, but it will not stand, for God is with us. The Lord spoke to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people.”
The Globalist Agenda:
The unbeliever is in a world of variables. He is trying to create his own god and truth, which in the end is a lie. This is why the new artificial intelligence, is such a fast growing danger. Artificial intelligence of all forms is stone dead. It is amoral.
Beware of Artificial Intelligence (AI) it is devoid of values, virtues, conscience, morality and everything of God. It is Satan’s masterpiece.
In effect it is a god of their own making – motivated by Satan.
The chief agenda of globalism is to throw out holiness and invite in sin, wickedness and evil. It is to get rid of God and welcome Satan onto the stage, disguised and in camouflage of course. They want an amoral world, but there is no such thing. There is only an immoral world.
They can’t throw out religion, but they can change it to suit their agenda.
The globalist agenda is a new one-world government, in defiance of the end of Babylon. But it also must have a one world religion because so many people are religious. Christianity will fit in with the one-world religion, and is doing so already, but it is a different Christianity of another Yeshua. It is Christianity without the cross. It is the exclusive cross of Messiah which saves, purifies and makes one truly holy, and gives new power to be even more holy.
Proverbs 28:4 “If you forsake the ways of God, you will praise the wicked.”
Their agenda involves using the mass-media as their chief agent, including social media and the entertainment world.
It affects world economics, education, and science, technology, government, military, health, law, business and religion.
Their end game is what is important. It is to create a global state of totalitarian control, by a very small group of people and eventually – one person.
World, let me tell you; mercy is here, but judgement follows if you refuse. The love of God is here, but it comes through a terrible instrument of death called the cross!
The world is not getting better:
If God is trying to make the world a better place, He is failing!
What He is doing is rescuing people out of the world, which He Himself has doomed. He is saving them into a new and perfect, glorious kingdom.
If you think God is saving the world, because that’s what you’ve been taught, and He starts shaking it and destroying it, what will that do to your faith? The Bible shows exactly this in a few places. We see people turn on God and curse and blaspheme Him in the tribulation period, because of His judgements, rather than repent. (Revelation 16:9-11)
The world has to save the world. They have no one else to save it! So who is the world’s saviour since they reject ours? It is their front-runners in all things. Believe in yourself, trust in yourself – you can do it.
The world can’t get rid of sin and can’t create righteousness. The world has no saving power through the cross and can’t manufacture it.
The world can never save itself because the world has no one to die for it and take away its sin. The world’s saviour is Barabbas, the god of democracy, wishful thinking and ultimately the devil himself!
The root of the world’s great problem is every encroaching and intensifying sin which they can’t get rid of. It can’t create holiness.
So the world talks sin away, re-names and re-identifies it, but it’s still there. The world re-defines holiness, calling what is evil - good. In that respect, the world’s agenda works for them, but they will soon meet face to face with God at the Great White Throne Judgement and be told: “I told you so!”
That’s what you call being doomed!
Psalm 146:3 “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man (human) in whom there is no help.”
Bible prophecy is a reproach to the world.
To the world, Bible prophecy has a “no entry” sign on it! But it also has the great “I told you so” sign at its end! Bible prophecy sweeps in on the wings of great destruction for the world and its sin and wickedness.
What a terrible thing to try your hardest all your life to be good and you finally end up good. But you thought an evil thought once, long ago, and that was reckoned by God to be sin. Sorryyy – you’ve just flunked the heaven-entrance test!
Didn’t you know you have to be 100% perfect always to make it into heaven? Only our Lord met that requirement and offers it to everyone - free! But only if you accept it!
By the way, Christianity can’t save you. Only the cross and shed blood of Messiah saves. If you strip out the cross, you have a religion just like all others – doomed!
End-time Bible prophecy is a distraction to all churches with their own worldly agendas.
Yes, if you cast down the truth – you will praise the wicked. (Proverbs 24:4) But here is the same principle in another powerful verse:
Hosea 4:1-3 “There is no mercy or truth or knowledge of God in the land...therefore they break all restraint and the land will mourn...”
Only the truth can set you free. The light of truth shows that people are not free, but in prison, and then shines on the pathway out. But be careful out there, don’t wait! The shackles of imprisonment are becoming huge, strong and increasingly impenetrable.
Demon invasions are increasing on almost every front! Knowing what’s coming and how to deal with it, gives you peace of mind.
On a personal level:
Genesis 3:4 -5 “The serpent said to the woman, ‘You shall not surely die, for God knows that in the day you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.’”
How many people do you know who believe God would never send anyone to hell? How many do you know who think they know all there is to know? The above verse will be one of the great “I told you so” verses when many stand before God in judgement!
“Rend your hearts” is the title of the bronze sculpture above. That speaks of setting your heart after our Lord, and it also speaks of repentance and brokenness before Him.
Today, far too many Christians have no idea what the Bible says, or how to use it and apply it. They want to be strong in the Lord, but they are food for slaughter, because they won’t obey our Lord.
Isaiah 36:5 “You speak of having counsel and strength for war; but they are vain words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against Me?”
Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchmen stay awake in vain.”
Philippians 3:18 “I now tell you weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah...who set their minds on earthly things.”
These people in the verse above are “Christians.” They are not enemies of Yeshua, but of the cross!
I recall getting ready for many long journeys into the wilds, where there is no infrastructure. It took quite some time to get everything together, including extra fuel strapped to the roof of my Landy (RIP). Yet today, most people are unprepared for their journey into eternity.
Acts 20:31 “Watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” (That’s a powerful “I told you so” verse!)
Ephesians 5:6-7 “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Do not be partakers with them.”
God is jealous for you. (2 Corinthians 11:2-3) He wants His best for you! He does not want to share you with His enemy.
Colossians 2:8 (Amp) “See to it that no one carries you off as a spoil or makes you captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism, and vain deceit, following human traditions and men’s ideas of the material world and crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding the teachings of the Messiah.”
1 John 4:4-6 “You are of God and have overcome them because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. They are of the world, therefore they speak as of the world and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; by this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
1 John 5:4 “Whoever is born of God overcomes the world.”
Take stock of where you are in the Lord, with thanksgiving. It’s always good to sit back and give thanks for your salvation and your own personal experience of it. Don’t just take things for granted. Give thanks regularly in your prayer for the future glory that is laid up for you.
“Set your mind on things above and not of this earth!” (Colossians 3:2)
You see, there is an invisible hand at work trying to point us in the wrong direction. Sometimes going off the wrong way, just wastes valuable time, but sometimes it leads into a dangerous trap with far reaching consequences.
Did you know that every sin, error, false belief, of man is warned against in the Bible? This is so in all instances and in every single case, there is no exception! God has every legitimate and legal right to say “I told you so” when you stand before Him.
Being wrong is fine if you then be right!
Repentance clears the slate, but you need to know what you need to repent for. Yes all sin is removed through the cross, but repentance has many other powerful side-effects like producing humility, opening the door for more of God and the like.
Are you ready for life’s greatest journey? You’re going to go, ready or not! You can’t come back.
Death is a great divider, separator and question asker for those still here.
Revelation 19:7-9 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready...Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!”
Some “No Entry” signs:
You can’t go down the “No Entry” road with God and not end in trouble!
●Living without a conscious revelation of the cross, and no required repentance.
●Living without the full revelation of the Spirit of God and His operation in the gifts.
●All lifestyles involving sin, including general worldliness.
●All false doctrine, false prophecy and lack of Bible study.
●We are all one in God’s eyes. A loving God would never send anyone to hell.
●All forms of replacement theology.
●Everything to do with the Revelation 12 sign, Nibiru / Planet X. It is all coming back!
In all cases it’s just like our title verse says – “No Entry, turn around and go back”, but tragically in some cases its very much a case of running into curses and you can’t turn back without deliverance.
At the end of life: “I told you so” – God!
Job 20:5-7 “The triumphing of the wicked is short and the joy of the hypocrite just for a moment. His haughtiness mounts up to the heavens and his head reaches to the clouds, yet he will perish forever like his own refuse.” (I told you so – God!)
Job 8:13-14 “So are the paths of all who forget God; and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish, whose confidence shall be cut off, like those who trust in a spiders web.” (I told you so – God!)
Psalm 78:32-33 “The wrath of God came against them...In spite of this they still sinned and did not believe in His wondrous works. Therefore their days were consumed in futility and their years in fear.” (I told you so – God!)
Here are a few of the words and descriptions of hell in the Bible: Fire and brimstone, furnace, judgment by fire, fiery oven, lake of fire, eternal punishment, pits of darkness, burning wind, unquenchable fire, smoke of torment forever and ever, eternal destruction, blazing furnace, weeping and gnashing of teeth, chains of darkness.
At the end of life: “I told you so – well done!” – God!
Our title verse at the top says “I have told you so, before it comes to pass, that you might believe.”
God’s wonderful grace has told us beforehand! There is no excuse. Many will recognise that and act accordingly.
“Well done, good and faithful servant.” That will be the word of God addressed to many as they stand before Him. Many will have taken heed of the “no entry” signs in their lives, and stored up for themselves many positive “I told you so’s!”
Great reward is coming to many believers. That’s an eternally positive “I told you so!”
Proverbs 4:18 “The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.”
Please note that in the verse above we see “shining brightness” getting brighter and brighter as the coming of the Lord nears. Let that be your desire, will and reality.
Is your life getting brighter every day? That doesn’t mean there won’t be problems! It means you will be getting brighter and brighter in whatever state you are. It also means that your coming reward state will be proportionately “bright.” Wait and see!
Repentance, humility and the fear of the Lord changes God’s tune from “I told you so” in the negative, to “I told you so” in the positive!
The righteous acts of the saints make up the bright, fine linen with which we will be clothed at the marriage supper, and forever.
I took these pictures in the beautiful desert called Makgadikgadi in Botswana.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!