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These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
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.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 417: May 15th 2018
Shut your mouth:
Isaiah 52:15 “He shall startle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him. What they had not been told, they shall see and what they had not heard they shall hear.”
This edition is primarily aimed at the mass-media and your own personal responses to, and use of it all, specifically in these days relating to Israel, the Middle East right now.
I was involved in the media world as a journalist and photographer all my working life, so I know it well, although many things have changed significantly since then. The same spirits are still at work.
If the media can create thinking, opinions and hence actions of people, it is extremely powerful. Don’t believe for a moment that Satan doesn’t have power. (2 Thessalonians 2:9, Acts 26:18) His power is limited though, in scope and time. (Revelation 12:12)
We must know what is happening:
To effectively know what is happening in the Middle East now, as Israel gets drawn onto the stage, we must know many elements of history, both ancient and recent as well as the prophetic future.
We must know what is happening in the spirit realm, how it worked out then, and how it is repeating now and into the future.
Satan is going to prison shortly. He doesn’t want to! He is throwing his toys out of the cot. That’s what it’s all about. And he will create as much violence, havoc and chaos in the process, although the world and its blinded media think that all of this will bring order out of the chaos! It won’t.
Let’s dig a little and see some incredible repeating patterns from history:
Hitler then and today:
Hitler is long gone, but the spirits behind him are far from gone. They are about to make their “grand” return. The mass-media will be in its same role, but disguised as it was in WW11.
Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, restricted press freedom unless it supported the Nazi’s. He had nights of “Bible burning!” This included Christian and Jewish magazines and other literature. It was all to produce tight control and bring about the “final solution.”
The “final solution” was not the eradication of the Jews. It was the eradication of the Jews, to pave the way for a thousand-year Nazi rule of world peace.
Few know that the fiery deaths and tragedy of the Holocaust was supposed to be the first step towards this Jew-less millennium of Nazi-world rule. Few know that this was also to be the final solution for Christians.
Here are some Hitler and Nazi quotes:
“A real leader is one who can move the masses.”
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”
“We will not capitulate. If destroyed, we will drag the world down in flames with us.”
“Make the lie big, and simple, and keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
Hitler’s name for his new Aryan age was “New World Order.” He first used it in 1941. He believed he could create a new world of peace, with a supreme, master-race, the Aryans. But the Jews stood in His way. He was wrong! God, with His plans for the Jews stood in his way. He went the way of Judas!
Hitler’s key strategy was to make full use of the media, military and the youth.
Hitler led the world to war, which was ended by nuclear bombs. WW111 may well be started with nuclear weapons flying around. We will soon see!
The Allies had a few round-table meetings with Hitler trying to get him to disarm. They used nice words and deals. Hitler never kept his word.
Today we have exactly the same thing on the go with Iran and the nuclear deal. Disarming Iran is like trying to disarm Satan! You are dealing with a nation speaking the words of the “father of lies.”
The world’s media says they must negotiate with Iran, as they did to set up the original nuclear deal, and as Churchill did with Hitler, trying to make peace. Hitler’s peace talk was a deception and lie.
What an insane thing! Negotiate what? How far to drive the Jews into the sea? Any meaningful negotiation by anyone with brains needs to start at the beginning with the big, important issues. These include Iran’s stated intention and desire to annihilate the Jews, which was repeated again only a few days ago!
If you can’t get past that hurdle (Iran’s stated intentions), how on earth can you negotiate anything else – unless of course you are the lap-dogs of devils and demons!
The media is being used by the terrible-user to streamline the coming wars in the name of peace! They are being used to consolidate and unify the world’s attack on God’s word and choice of Israel for His purposes.
The media is creating group-speak, blind-spot bias (see below) and support for Satan.
The mass-media is preparing the way of mass-murder on a monumental scale – WW111.
Israel’s modern wars:
God has often used the nations to punish Israel for her rebellion, but never to the point of annihilation. Many nations of the world on the other hand, led by the "god of the world", have on numerous occasions tried to destroy Israel and the Jews, to the point of annihilation.
This is always where God comes to Israel’s defence and destroys or defeats those nations.
In these six wars Israel was victorious against great odds:
1948 – War of Independence. (Lasted 10 months)
1956 – War called The Syrian Campaign. (Lasted 100 hours)
1967 – The Six Day War. (Lasted 6 days)
1970 – War of Attrition. (Lasted 18 months)
1973 – Yom Kippur War. (Lasted 21 days)
1982 – Galilee War. (Israel withdrew) (Lasted 4 months)
All previous attempts to destroy the Jews throughout ancient history, also failed.
Nations of the world, do you want to gamble against those odds? Even your devil-leader won’t be able to help you defeat God! “Why do the nations rage and take counsel together against the Lord and His anointed.” (Psalm 2:1-4) Because they are such fools, “the Lord sits and laughs at them.”
The role of the mass-media:
The mass-media tries to be a hero-maker. They unknowingly try to make Satan and his disciples the world’s hero’s. But these will be short-lived and then the masks and veils will come off!
The role of the media has become to deny God’s truth, and replace it with their own. It is in fact to deny the power of the cross and replace it with Satan’s power. It is to blind people to the truth rather than reveal it. Their role is to lead the masses to hell under the auspices of their big-boss.
The media today is much more influential than in years past. It is much larger, more centralised in policy, ownership and purpose, and more evil. The quality of its material is deteriorating fast. It is to be treated with suspicion, and should automatically be rejected as the world’s deceiver-in-chief.
As a side-note, obviously, I’m not talking about media coverage of general hard news events. It’s anything that is opinion-based which is problematic.
The media is the architect of an immoral, godless world, believing that they are the final authority of what is right and acceptable, and what is not. They are spiritually blind, deaf and dumb.
The authority of the mass-media is the powerful authority of the “father of lies.” (John 8:44) If your source is the father of lies – you are a big liar, a puppet-reporter of real fake news!
How can you trust the media, especially on important biblical issues? The only way you can do that is by calling God a liar and Satan the author of truth!
Who is the “pillar and foundation of truth?” God and His church or Satan and his church the mass-media? (1 Timothy 3:15)
The world’s mass-media, unwittingly (or maybe not) is guilty of the attempted great heist of truth. But try as they may, they simply can’t turn the pillar of truth into a lie! They can do so for themselves and blindly believe that their “truth” is a huge towering pillar, when in fact it is a temporary little insignificant molehill, here today, gone soon forever!
It is the mass media – Satan’s voice of the world, that first blinds people, then binds them, and makes them stupid – then subservient to the spirit of error!
The media, think they are gods. They are “gods of the world”! (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Dancing deceived puppets:
A puppet has no mind of its own; it is enslaved to its master. Some can even speak. They are called ventriloquists, but the stupid, puppets still have to spend most of their days in a dark box.
If the world’s media is your feeder and leader, you soon become a monster-puppet under the swing of the strings of Satan.
As living, mindless marionettes, and zombie-puppets, you follow your feeder-leader. He praises the wicked and so do you! (Proverbs 28:4) Without the mass-media there would not be such a worldwide, universal acceptance and praise of evil and wickedness.
●Jeremiah 7:28 “This is the nation (the media) that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God, nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.”
Now, may I invite you to the real-deal puppet show?
Isaiah 18:3 “All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth; when He lifts up a banner on the mountains, you see it; and when He blows a trumpet you hear it.”
The verse above can relate to the media that does speaks the truth in these last days.
Ask yourself this: Do you see the Lord’s banner relating to Israel? Do you hear His voice and trumpet-warning? If not, you need to kill your puppets. (Demons)
The macabre dance of the half-baked:
Too many Christians today are ill-prepared and incomplete, because too many pastors, teachers and leaders have made them so. The teachers themselves are half-baked and they present a half-baked, incomplete gospel with all the “hard sayings”, and “severity” removed. (Hosea 7:8, Romans 11:22)
In Hosea (above), “half-baked” or “unturned” means cooked on one side only. In other words, they have removed from their gospel what they don’t like!
►The half-baked are always half-blind! The half-baked and half-blind are always half-hearted!
Tragically, the half-baked believer will get completely fried in the fires of wrath to come.
The ghastly, grim dance of the half-baked is in fact the same, terrible dance of the lukewarm, spewed out, slipping and sliding to hell! (Revelation 3:16)
Some helpful, insightful, important terms:
Naive realism: This is the psychological term for the human tendency to believe that what they see and hear is real and true. Those who disagree with them are branded irrational, biased or heretics. Naive realism entrenches systematic error based on false majority consensus. They believe that they are the only really objective ones. (I could give you a million examples!)
Belief bias or Blind spot bias: Simply, this is failure to see the impact of their own error and judgment. They see only their own view through tunnel vision. It often leads to other biases.
Group speak: Crowd psychology or confirmation bias, are terms for the collective thought and action of a crowd. Collective consciousness sees a crowd often take on a life-force of its own, which is very seldom of God.
Constancy bias or perpetual bias: All things will continue as before. There is no dramatic change coming to the world or people. There is no judgement coming.
Many people get a false comfort by these psychological conditions. They think that everyone is like this! But when it comes to eternal judgement, there will be no such thing as collective anything! All coming judgement will be upon you alone and your own individual choices, words and actions.
If collective thinking and action was valid there would be no liability or accountability and therefore no judgement – exactly what Satan wants you to believe!
Mixing truth and error results in watered down, lukewarm, spineless people of no consequence! Mixing truth and error results in an impossible marriage between Satan and God. That’s just why so many Christians are just as unstable and stressed out as the world!
Jeremiah 8:8-9 “How can you say, ‘we are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? ‘Look the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood (and fake-news). The wise are ashamed, dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?’”
Proverbs 21:2 “Every way of man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts.”
The great curses of today and tomorrow:
So you want to be a media man / woman? You might like to read the verse below from the Bible, I’ve selected, jut for you:
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed is the one who makes the blind to wander off the road.”
Coming against God’s plans for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews always invokes a curse. Bear in mind that a curse is not just some little erroneous belief. It carries enormous, long-lasting, heavy consequences. (Numbers 24:9, Genesis 12:3)
Many times curses filter through even to innocent generations beyond.
God’s enemies, which include the enemies of Israel, have tried to eliminate God’s plans since the days of Abraham. They have always got themselves a bit more them clobbered in the process.
Listen to the voices of God’s enemies – the mass media. They are still striving to destroy the Jews, while the Jews are thriving. They are still striving to hand the land to Islam!
Little do they know that Islam will be defeated, the Jews will thrive and soon see their Messiah – our Messiah – Yeshua and work with Him to bring salvation to the world in great tribulation!
Yes the Jews are still to come under great persecution from Islam, the world-system and the churches of replacement theology. But the coming troubles are temporary and part of their rocky road to righteousness.
►I warn you now: Many Christians will celebrate when Israel comes under God’s disciplinary judgement. Do not be one of the devil’s disciples in so doing.
Micah 7:8-10 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy. When I fall, I will arise. When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light and I will see His righteousness. Then, she who is my enemy will see, and shame will cover her...Now she will be trampled down like mire in the streets.
“Mire” is swampy, bog which gets you struck, sinking and trapped in the mud and stench. This is the future of the Christians of replacement theology and all enemies of God’s way and choice.
Note in the verse above that God calls these people “enemies!”
There are so many other verses condemning Israel’s enemies in the strongest terms, in the Bible.
How to get and be ready:
Be discerning and selective in your study and source material. Do not receive from the great, growing wolf-pack out there.
Discern between the wolf-criers and those who are very careful how they speak. I’m not talking about a teacher never making a mistake, but those who repeatedly jump on the wrong band-wagon!
The command of God is to “fully preach the gospel.” That includes the 30% or so, of the Bible that makes up eschatology. (Acts 20:27)
Too many preach nice happy, smiley sermons in the face of Satan’s growing wrath. There is of course, nothing wrong with nice happy, smiley sermons, plus eschatology – all of it!
Today there are many preaching great, wonderful stuff, getting many saved and delivered, but there is something missing – eschatology!
Check yourself. Examine your faith, repent, walk humbly and study until you are blue in the face.
What is your life? For many, it is what the world’s media says it is, or what their customs and traditions dictate. If your life is what the world says it is, because that’s what you see, hear and follow, then it is your authority. Your life’s authority is Satan’s by default.
Set your heart to deeply love our Lord and pay the price.
Love is always a choice. In divorce or separation, people always say: “I don’t love him / her anymore.” Of course there are extreme exceptions, but generally, they are saying: “I’ve decided by choice, not to express love anymore. Their choice is based on their feelings.
Loving God is just the same! You need to know as much as you can about Him, and then as an act of wilful, deliberate choice, in faith, say: “I’m going to love Him, and increase and improve that love as long as I live”! Feelings, beloved brethren, don’t come into the picture much at all.
Every media man / woman and all the people of the nations from VIP’s to paupers will soon suddenly see the truth. It will be too late for them.
►Isaiah 52:15 “He shall startle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him. What they had not been told, they shall see and what they had not heard they shall hear.”
The winds of WW111 are blowing hard. Sticks, stones, slings, arrows, axes and F35s and flying Megillah’s are all getting ready. The stage is set. (More about flying Megillah’s another time!)
The world and some of the church are already having a new veil of blindness cast over them, while the veil of blindness on the Jews is lifting.
In all of this, the Spirit of God is working in the hearts and minds of His saints to bring them to great, glorious victory. Will you be one of them? I hope so!
I’ve “booked” a table in heaven for us to sit down and have a great talk. Angels will be all around. It won’t be long now!
I took this picture in a forest of giant sycamore trees while walking along a river-bed in the Ndumu Game Reserve, one misty morning. Ndumu has the highest bird species count in South Africa. It is once again home to the big five – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!