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- Israeli election: The final result is still up in the air, but it seems like Netanyahu will be able to put together a coalition favouring Likud and himself, as at 21st September.
- Oil wars have the potential to cripple the world economy. When the US attacks Iran, Iran will attack Israel and "pop goes the weasel!"
- New US imposed sanctions on Iran's banking fraternity will further cripple their collapsing economy. = Hooks in jaws? (Ezekiel 38:4)
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind (Israel) 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.”
Micah 7:8-9 “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...He will bring me forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness.
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.”
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.
20th September 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The exciting wait:
We remain in an impasse relating to the Israeli election outcome, and many other prophetic developments.
It’s as though God has put His finger on the pause button. It won’t be for long!
Don’t you just wish things would get moving and hurry up?
We must not try to ‘move’ things ourselves, in our time instead of looking to God to move in His time. But to be fully on His side, we need to grin and bear it!
I do expect things to suddenly escalate, perhaps in a most unexpected and dramatic way. Once the ball does get rolling, it is likely to roll very fast. One thing I do know for sure is that at the end of the day, everything will have worked out God’s way exactly and in His exact time. So we can rest (impatiently) in that!
The recent Iranian attack on Saudi oil Installations needs to be addressed.
Why did Iran hit Saudi Arabia? These two nations have been at each other’s throats for years. They have a deep rooted ancient hatred for each other’s brand of Islam. It is primarily a religious conflict.
Saudi Arabia was the home of the queen of Sheba in the Bible. It is identified as the land of Sheba and Dedan (Ezekiel 38:13), which is WW111 also called Gog and Magog. (Dedan is Yemen today)
Interestingly, the Ezekiel prophecy aligns Sheba (Saudi Arabia) with a group of nations which can be identified as the major western nations including the USA of today. This alliance is Israel-friendly as revealed in that prophecy, as they come to Israel defence.
What is so interesting about this is that only a few years ago this sort of alliance (Saudi Arabia, the US, Israel) would be so far out of the question!
The point is that Iran with pre-loaded religious hatred for the Saudi’s, now sees this alliance with whom they call the “great Satan” and the “lesser Satan,” the US and Israel.
Add to this Iran’s attempts to hit the world economy through its lifeline of black gold – oil.
Add to this the consistent, repeating statements of extreme hatred for Israel by Iran. If you have an arch-enemy who repeatedly says he is going to destroy you, that should raise you to action.
And then finally, what Iran really hates is the fact that Israel has been chosen by God for His purpose and that the US has been chosen by God to stand with Israel. So it’s a conflict with strong spiritual undertones as well.
Now, let’s add to this the fact that Bible prophecy has a 100% fulfilment record. I think it’s not a good idea to own property in Iran now!
So, looking at all of these factors, I hope you see how volatile, unsettled, unstable and explosive it is.
In these days particularly, we are in desperate need of prophetic glasses. We need to see, know and understand what the ancient scriptures have to say. If not danger of deception lurks!
Israel is the real target. That’s not surprising.
Tragically, and unbeknown to them, the churches of replacement theology are allies of Iran and enemies of God’s plan for Israel. Many churches are silent on the issue. Silence is tolerance and compliance!
Baa, baa black sheep have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full – all full of deceptive disease. That’s the state of many ministries today relating to Israel!
So, how do you think it will all play out? The Bible tells us.
The Jews have a chilling chant relating to the Holocaust – “never again” but tragically, the Bible does reveal that a new holocaust, very different to the original will occur on Israel’s way to glory. The world has learnt nothing and neither has much of the church!
Israel please know and understand that there is a fast growing community of Christians who love you, and God’s plans for you, who stand with you and for you, and pray and fast for you regularly.
Iran is stirring in her final hatred for Israel. Iran has said numerous times that it wants to wipe Israel off the map. Well, guess who gets wiped off the map?
Jeremiah 49:36-37 “Against Elam (modern Iran) I will bring the four winds from four quarters of heaven and scatter them towards those winds. There shall be no nation where the outcasts of Elam will not go. I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies and before those who seek their life. I will bring disaster upon them, My fierce anger says the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them.” (Ezekiel 38:5 = parallel.)
And here is a message to Iran about Israel from God:
Isaiah 61:7 “Instead of your shame (Israel) you shall have double honour, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.”
That's God’s “final solution:” Iran get's wiped off the map and Israel gets double honour!
Jeremiah 24:7 “Then I will give them (Israel) a heart to know Me...”
Do you hear the trumpet? Do you hear the knocking at the door of your heart to be ready?
Edition 424: July 3rd 2018
Looking back from eternity!
When people go away on holiday, they normally do so in excited anticipation. They think ahead of what their trip will entail. That’s the idea of this edition. It is the great déjà vu! But this is very real and irreversible. This will lead you to plan ahead!
The big thing here is that once we step into eternity, our position is signed, sealed and delivered. There is no going back to change or fix things. There will be no repentance allowed. It’s final!
Now please join me in imagining what the future holds for you. Imagine that we are there already, and we now are looking back to the times of our lives on earth.
My prayer for you is that you see the gravity, severity, importance and great potential of these things and make the necessary changes and adjustments now before it’s too late.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has put eternity in the hearts of man.”
Judgement, your great friend:
God’s judgement judges! It condemns and purifies. It cleans out sin. It leads to repentance now. It creates a new world of purity and holiness. It makes us right with God.
We have been judged for sin on the cross of Calvary. We take up our own cross of judgement upon ongoing sin in our lives – daily. We are free. What a great friend we have in the cross of Messiah.
We will soon be judged at the “judgement seat of Messiah” for the works we did in response to God’s call and leading. This judgement seat is essentially a reward seat. These rewards we receive are eternal. They set our eternal state with God. This judgement seat is fearful, but a great “friend”.
The unsaved world has no such friend. To them, coming judgement is a terror. They have no cross of salvation, and no daily cross, to clean them up as they go. They have no promised assessment of their works for reward!
We fear the Lord with a cross, which removes all terror from us and gives us confidence. The unsaved have no cross. They will fear the Lord in absolute terror, full of their unforgiven sin.
Psalm 96:11-13 “Heaven and earth rejoice, because He has come to judge the world.”
The things that lie ahead for the true believer are beyond our imagining in wonder, majesty and glory. But that’s all after judgement has cleansed us and the universe forever.
We know very little about what’s out there. Many great, but stupid philosophies and presumptions rule the day about the universe and eternity.
The Bible gives hints at some of what lies out there. There are others worlds with life on them. There is a real place called heaven. The expanse of the universe is unknowable. There is more incredible wonder and beauty out there than we can imagine.
We will be supernatural beings able to materialise and dematerialise at will, and travel at the speed of thought throughout the universe.
Here is the shocker:
The Bible declares that we will rule and reign with our Lord forever. We will “inherit all things.” We will know everything there is to know!
The rule and reign will be on the earth in the Millennium, but it will not be limited to that. We may well be ruling and reigning in the entire universe too.
The demise of sin:
The sin of the world has already been removed through the cross of Calvary, but its effects still linger, because its author and god, Satan is still to see his demise completed.
Psalm 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far He has removed our transgressions from us.”
In other words, our sins are forever gone, never to be seen again!
Colossians 2:18 “Let no one defraud you of your reward.”
We must beware of the seducing power of the world. It nullifies our rewards and damages us severely. One of Paul’s faithful co-workers, Demas, left him and went back into the world, because he secretly “loved this present age.” (2 Timothy 4:9-10)
The spirit of the world, which contains the spirit of error, ridicules the things of God, neutralises sin, mocks righteousness, and denies judgement to come. It exalts and glorifies man now. It focuses on the temporary and material world. “Me now” is the world’s slogan.
The Spirit of God at work in us, which is the Spirit of truth, convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement to come. (John 16:8) It exalts and glorifies God. It focuses on the eternal.
More and more, what the Bible defines as sin is now being legitimised by the world, but it will not last for much longer.
Today there is no guilt in sin. It has been neutralised. There is no shame in sin anymore. So, the unsaved think that they have no need to repent!
The sinner must be made to know and feel helpless and condemned under the weight of sin. It is the preaching of the law that identifies sin and causes guilt.
Romans 3:19 “...Every mouth may be stopped (by the preaching of the law) and all the world may become guilty before God.”
●The law defines what sin is and what holiness is. It points the way, as a schoolmaster, to the answer, which is the law of life in Messiah.
●The world redefines sin as normal, and holiness as obedience to the world! It points the way as a schoolmaster, to its answer – Satan and hell.
Did you know there are degrees of sin and eternal punishment? Here are a few of the many verses relating to this: Matthew 10:15, 11:21, John 19:11, Revelation 20:12, Hebrews 10:29.
Likewise there are degrees of good works and eternal reward. Here are some verses relating to this: 1 Corinthians 15:39-41, 2 Corinthians 4:17, 5:10.
We will differ from one another in brightness, as the stars differ from each other. (1 Corinthians 15:41) That annihilates the philosophy of eternal equality. Yes, we will all be equal in terms of foundation, but what we build on our foundations will be totally different.
Many believers, at the judgement seat, will “suffer loss of rewards.” (1 Corinthians 3:15) They will still be saved, but due to them being turkeys all their lives, they will have no reward. Likewise those who die just after being saved, will have no reward, but will be saved.
The next time you look up at the stars, just remember that you are looking at what believers will be like forever, in terms of their reward state! So, do you think it’s important?
All sin will be gone, but it’s inconceivable that we will not know for what we suffered loss of reward. So there will be great regret and sorrow. That won’t last for five minutes though!
Isaiah 65:17 “Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.”
Salvation with no rewards will still be beyond imagination in glory, but what is coming for those who were obedient to our Lord’s word in this life, is beyond the limitations of language.
The eternal rule, reign and magnificent state:
We rule and reign forever! (Revelation 22:5, 20:6, 11:15 2Timothy2:12)
This verse below is the envy of every government in the world. It is the envy of the mass media. It is the envy of all the one-worlders!
Isaiah 9:6-7 “The government will be upon His shoulders... Of the increase of His government and peace, there will be no end...”
What follows is a description of the some of the biblical factors of the eternal state, I have put together for your benefit:
●Nothing runs down or gets old. ●There will be no sin and evil. ●Everything will be pure, holy and clean. ●There will be full, perfect knowledge of all things. ●We will co-reign in the universe with our Lord. ●There will be perfect environment. ●Those who were humble before God will now be fully exalted. ●The transition between the natural state and spiritual will be at will, instant and immediate. ●We will be fully supernatural beings. ●There will be hosts of angels all around, and heavenly beings of incredible magnificence – glorious creatures beyond imagination.
●There will be no more tears. (Revelation 20:4) ●There will be no more death. (Revelation 21:4) ●There will be no more pain or sorrow. (Revelation 21:4) ●All things (including environment) will be new. (Revelation 20:5) ●The saints (all true believers) will inherit all things. (Revelation 21:7) ●There will be no more curse. (Revelation 22:3, Romans 8:18-23) ●Former things will not be remembered (Isaiah 65:17, Revelation 21:4) ●There will be no decay or corruption (Romans 8:21)
●There will be no rejection, loneliness, failure, fear, stress, or any psychological ailments.
We are about to participate in the final consummation of the age and receive the final stage of our salvation – a glorified resurrected body. We are now exiles in this world. We are the doorstep of the end of this evil age. We have been invited to a wedding to put all weddings to utter shame.
Philippians 3:21 “He will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body.”
Daniel 7:18 “The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever and ever.”
The great regret of those in hell:
If unsaved, when you look around hell, you will ask, “Where are my friends, family and loved ones”? Your unsaved friends and family will be there. They will be waiting for you. Suddenly, they will appear. You will be able to commiserate in tearful regret with them all.
Here is a most shocking verse:
Isaiah 14:9 “Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the chief ones of the earth and the kings of the nations.”
Note that many of the world’s leaders will be there too!
Regret, bitterness, gnashing of teeth, and deep distress will rule! Anguish, heartache heartbreak, weeping, wailing and lamenting – but all too late for repentance.
The residents of hell will look back and say: “If only we had listened to the preacher”. “If only we had not listened to the mass-media”. “If only we had not trusted the opinions of us all.”
Hell is real. It is the place of eternal punishment for demons, fallen angels and unsaved humans. It is referred to as the place of eternal torment, which will involve pain and suffering. There will be different degrees of this suffering.
Matthew 25:46 “These will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Matthew 10:28 “Do not fear those that can kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Matthew 13: 49-50 “At the end of the age, the angels will separate the wicked from among the just and cast them into the furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Psalm 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
Jude 1:7 “As Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, who gave themselves over to sexual immorality and went after strange flesh, suffer the vengeance of eternal fire.”
2 Corinthians 7:10 “Godly sorrow produces repentance, to salvation, not to be regretted, but the sorrow of the world produces death.”
Hell is forever!
The torment of Babylon (world-system) endures forever. (Revelation 19:3) The torment of the devil also lasts forever. (Revelation 20:10)This is why Satan wants to prolong this age. When it ends his torment begins!
●Eternal judgement, which includes hell, is one of the foundational doctrines of Messiah. (Hebrews 6:2) How can you remove a major foundation stone from your “building” and expect to endure?
If you, as a believer are ready to give up...Don’t.
Numbers 14:4 “Let us now appoint a leader and return to Egypt.” (This was after the Exodus!)
Genesis 19:26 “Lot’s wife looked back and she became a pillar of salt.” Luke 17:32.
The great relief of those in heaven:
If saved, as you look around, you will ask, “Where are my friends, family and loved ones”? Suddenly you see them, but many will not be here. There will be great joy, relief, release, peace, rest and great reunion. We will all be shocked to find some who we thought would never be saved, here in heaven.
Saved Jews will look back in shock at the fact that they were blinded to their Messiah who took away their sins, and it was not law-keeping that saved them. Perhaps that is why the Bible is so full of the most incredible parables, descriptions and joyful emotion about their coming salvation.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “If anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.”
We will look back and be so thankful for the grace of God that led us to salvation. We will be so thankful for those who taught us well, and led us to this place of great reward. We will see that angles were our invisible companions on earth. They will now be with us in reality.
We will see that it was the hand of God leading us protecting us and guiding us.
We will see exactly who it was that we thought were men of God, but were the devil’s disciples trying to leads us astray. We will see exactly what false doctrine was.
We will see exactly what a dangerous mine-field the world was through which we walked. We will see its judgement and final end.
2 Peter 1:4 “Exceedingly great and precious promises have made us partakers of the divine nature, escaping the corruption in the world through lust.”
We will see those at the Great White Throne Judgement of God, the unsaved who were our friends, colleagues and family as they are condemned to hell. (Revelation 20:11-15)
“Many people, if permitted to speak on judgement day would curse you for leading them to hell, by your worldly lifestyle”. – Charles Finny – 250 years ago!
Bear in mind that you will meet the people that you were entrusted with or had dealings with here on earth in their judgement.
Psalm 17:15 “As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied, when I awake in Your likeness.”
1 Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Think about these things:
You can change your thinking. How much of eternity do you think about? When you train you mind to think about right things and cast down evil imaginations, you are on the right course.
There is a wonderful thing about getting old. The Bible aligns age with wisdom. But as everything else starts to run down, grace at work turns your attention to eternity! Old age weans us from the temporal realm to the eternal – which is all very good!
The tragedy is to get old disgracefully!
To those Christians who have lost a child in death, here is a word of encouragement. Job lost everything. God gave back to him all he had lost, except his departed children. They, in fact were never lost! You will meet them again!
The final enemy is death. It will be destroyed. (1 Corinthians 15:54) We are to forget those things that lie behind us and move forward and upwards to ever intensifying light. (Philippians 3:13)
1 Corinthians 15:55 “O death where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory.”
If you are a Christian woman who has had an abortion, and now regrets it, you must repent, but you will meet your unborn child again, and be united in glory, where there is no sin or guilt.
What you must do:
Colossians 3:2 “Set you mind on things above, not on things of this earth, for you died and your life is hidden with Messiah.”
2 Peter 3:11 “Since all these things will be dissolved (world), what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness.”
Philippians 3:14-15 “I press towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Yeshua the Messiah...Have this mind in you.”
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold to his ways, and he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.”
Salvation is not a patched up old life. It is death of the old and new birth and resulting life. Our lives are of supreme value when we go God’s way. The best way to love your life is to lose it, so that pure godly, resurrection life comes through.
In all these things we should have an attitude of real gratitude and thankfulness for every breath we take and everything we have! When last did you thank the Lord for the water you drink?
We will soon be in His presence. Many who think they will be there won’t.
The source of holiness, strength, power and the knowledge of sin is the knowledge of God.
God comes with pardon and a sword! Our Lord is a Lamb and also a Lion. The truth contains goodness and severity, mercy and judgement. The message is: Heaven and hell repent or perish!
Too many ministries today give the impression that God loves the sinner so much that they have nothing to fear at all and no radical change is needed.
God will make you what no man, institution of learning, or church can do, if you go His way.
I His presence is life forevermore, light, sight, revelation, understanding, knowledge, wisdom, strength, power, peace, rest, fullness of joy, blessing and victory.
See also: “The glory of the future universe” - Edition 197
Lions! I took these pictures in the wilds of Southern Africa. The painting (inset) is one of mine from long ago in mixed media.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!