|This ministry has a distinct kingdom, Messianic vision, identifying with God’s call and plan for the Jewish people and the church. My position is pre-trib! Personally: I was saved in 1976 while working as a war correspondent, journalist, photographer, artist and environmentalist. My calling is to share these great end-time dramas, to stand as a watchman and above all, to glorify my God.|
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If the gospel is not changing you radically, you are receiving a false gospel or it is powerless due to legalism, or your own heart is wrong.
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.
22nd February 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all:
The waiting game!
Waiting can be time wasted! Waiting in expectant anticipation, preparing your heart in diligence, is another story!
In many ways, waiting is a reprieve, giving us extra time to build up our eternal reward, allowing us to prepare and be ready, before the big atomic bang to meet the Lord in the sky.
Waiting, changing, growing and preparing will be rewarded, and what a reward it will be, with no regret in sight. I can’t wait!
The entire end-time drama is unwinding. Things are converging, they are imminent and impending. Time is running out fast.
There is a mature waiting! It is cautious, but produces an inner, satisfying calm, and an excitement of heart.
Waiting can create anxiety and stress. Waiting can create impatience. But waiting at the instruction of the Lord, strengthens us. (Isaiah 40:31)
Eyes and ears are opening! The eyes of the Jews are opening to their heaven-born Jewish Messiah. Their eyes are fluttering and blinking as many begin to see a glimpse of glory through the opening veil. Dry bones are rattling.
The veil of blindness on the multitudes of the unsaved remains closed, obscuring their hell-destined messiah. Now their veil of darkness is growing thicker and darker.
These are the days when we must see with spiritual eyes and hear God’s plan for us. Yet most are deaf and blind to the things of God and alive to the plans of the devil.
These are the days of grafting in and cutting off! (Romans 11:17, 22) The true Jewish olive branch is being grafted in and the many of the wild olive branches (the church) are cut off.
Waiting for Israel:
Isaiah 35:1 “The wilderness and the desert shall be glad in them (Israel) and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; it shall blossom abundantly.”
Awake, awake O Zion. Arise and shine. Awake, O sleeper from the dead! Your dead will live! Wake yourself and stand up, O Jerusalem. They will arise and shout for joy. Awake my harp and lyre – I will awaken the dawn.
I compiled the above phrase from Ephesians 5:14, Isaiah 26:19, Isaiah 51:17, Isaiah 52:1 Isaiah 60:1 and Psalm 108:2
Romans 13:11 “It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.”
If Israel would hurry up and awake – we can get this whole show on the road!
The shock of all shocks:
The world is being overrun with the satanic, sin, evil, socialism and numerous enemies of God. Satan and his hordes are surrounding the world with their chariots of evil fire.
2 Kings 6:16-17 (When surrounded by enemies) “Elisha said, ‘Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those with them.’ And Elisha prayed that the Lord would open his eyes that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened his eyes and he saw a mountain full horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
It doesn’t matter how long we have to wait. At the end of the day, “there are more spiritual forces with us than with them!” The story is simple: We win! The unbelieving world can’t see that they have lost already!
“Now is the judgement of the world.” (John 12:31)
Imagine the absolute shock the unbeliever will get when his eyes are really opened as he enters hell, – too late!
Imagine the shock of knowing that there was a book available to them all their lives saying that they are doomed which showed the way to be free, and they kept it closed, scorned it and rejected it.
Imagine the unbeliever’s shock of finding out one day that the skies are full of invisible godly forces, surrounding those who are His!
It’s not wise to be on the wrong side, especially in these days!
Psalm 46:5-6 “God is in the midst of her (Jerusalem), she shall not be moved. God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.”
Jeremiah 10:10 “The Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble and the nations will not be able to abide His indignation.”
The world can try as it may to create a new world order of peace. It can use the free market system, democracy, theocracy, socialism, communism, capitalism, tyranny or anything it likes, but it can’t get rid of sin in the heart of man! It is forever doomed to be eternally united with sin.
We are not called to reform the world. We are called to die to it, and come out of it. Our world is not of this world. Our world is perfect and sin free. It is called “The Kingdom of God.”
That does not mean that we remain passive in the face of godlessness in the world.
The true Christian has “peace that surpasses understanding”! (Philippians 4:7) “There is no peace for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22) “Wickedness is in the heart of man.” (Genesis 6:5, Jeremiah 17:9)
►The world doesn’t want you to see its god. If you can’t see the true God because He has been hidden and removed from society, you can’t see the world’s god and you can’t see the fiery gulf into which you are headed.
The wait is almost over:
When all the arrows are collectively pointing in one direction and the time clock is ticking away and the Spirit of God in the hearts of those with eyes and ears all unanimously see and hear the same thing that means the train is almost here!
Edition 454: January 29th 2019
The importance of hell:
This is a highly positive edition, perhaps the most positive you will read in a long time. It is positive in that it puts back a major doctrine of Messiah into its rightful place, after it has been ignored or removed by blind guides in pulpits.
Isaiah 14:12-14 “How you are fallen, from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations. You said you will ascend into heaven and exalt your throne above the stars of God...You said – ‘I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (hell), to the lowest depths of the pit.” (Luke 10:18)
Some names for hell in the scriptures include: Hell, Hades, Sheol, Gehenna, Tartarus, Outer darkness, and the Lake of fire. There are many other types of hell seen in the Bible.
There are various degrees of eternal reward for believers, and there are degrees of punishment in hell for unbelievers. Here are some appropriate verses: Matthew 10:14-15, Matthew 11:20-21, Hebrews 10:29, Revelation 20:12.
God is the creator of hell and He has the keys!
Revelation 1:18 “I am He who lives and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Hades and death.”
The principle of hell:
We see a most important list of the six foundational doctrines of Messiah for the church in Hebrews 6:1-2. Every single doctrine in the Bible finds it place somewhere on this foundation. The final doctrine is “Eternal judgement.” This includes judgement itself, and hell. Please note that it is an “elementary foundational doctrine.”
As a teacher / pastor, you have no right or authority to remove any part of the foundation of growth in Messiah, for your flock, because you deem it uncouth or unpopular! You have no right to change it, or water it down as most have done...just when it is needed most!
Canned, dead religion has created heaven on earth and no hell, except by name, and even that, many blind ministers won’t even use. New doctrines that exclude hell are all false, and their authors are blind to the demons on their back.
An obvious essential principle is to warn, as a danger approaches. The nearer it gets the more frequent and louder the warning must be. Yet when it comes to eternal judgement and hell, the opposite is true within many churches.
Judgment and hell:
The one big thing the unsaved world, and media in particular have not bargained for, is coming judgement. Judgement is the great revealer. It sees deeper than any radar, with perfect sight, and has perfect memory. It is the spotter, the locater and the red flag!
It hides nothing! We as believers have the great privilege of having ourselves cleansed now by the judgement of the cross, and by judging ourselves now as we go forward.
In Eden God answered sin with judgement. At Babel, He answered sin with judgment. At the flood He answered sin with judgement. At Sodom, He answered sin with judgement. At the cross He answered the sin of the world with judgment.
Do you think you will escape judgement?
If you think about it, judgement is only bad and harmful if you love sin and have no intention of repenting from your wicked ways.
Judgement destroys sin, it purges and cleanses. It is good – very good!
Only those in darkness can live in peace in this world of sin. But at Armageddon they will run and hide from the light of judgement.
The characteristics of hell:
Hell is not a place of correction. That is a hell-born Catholic concept. Hell is a place of eternal punishment. Correction is for this life. There is no hope of escape from hell, once there.
Isaiah 38:18 “Sheol (hell) cannot thank You, death cannot praise You; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth.”
Hell is a place of torment, punishment and suffering – for eternity.
Luke 16:23 “Being in torment in Hades, he lifted up his eyes...”
2 Peter 2:4 “God did not spare the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, reserved for judgement.”
A central characteristic of hell is that it comes after judgement and is therefore just and fair, being based on God’s law.
If there was no law, no one could legally be sent to hell.
If you remove the law, there is nothing to repent of, because law identifies what sin is. Law is for sinners. If you remove it, because of the nature of man’s heart, you have anarchy and tyranny.
1 Timothy 1:9 “The law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners...”
Romans 7:7 “...I would not have known sin, except through the law...”
I am not referring here to living under the law rather than grace, but that is another subject.
Satan’s ace is to get rid of law so there will be lawlessness and get rid of hell, so there will be no punishment. But there is no such thing as lawlessness and no such thing as no hell.
Charley Finny taught on how to preach to get no enduring results: “Preach love and grace with no law or accountability. Love with no law, and repentance gets lots of decisions for Christ, but no enduring results.”
(Dr. Finny was a hellfire preacher about 250 years ago, who has the record of the most converts remaining faithful to the Lord till their death. He was one of my spiritual fathers.)
The tragic results of removing hell from your thinking:
The removal of hell-teaching from the church makes the church inoffensive, with no fear of the Lord, repentance, or centrality of the cross. It fills the church with twisted, popular doctrines and nice happy, spiritually blind, dumb people.
Tolerance of, and relevance to the modern ways of the world, is simply tolerance of thoroughly modern Satan.
Silence and neutrality in the face of sin, gives it licence. It does not mean that the consequences, judgement and hell, have been neutralised!
Dante, the Italian poet of the Middle Ages wrote: “The darkest places of hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
Satan’s ace is love and peace with sin neutralised and hell removed, no righteousness, and no judgement to come.
If Satan can remove hell from the Christian’s doctrine there would be all manner of evil in the church – just like it is today!
If you could remove sin, evil and hell, you would have a terrible, evil, sin-filled heaven.
Fools think they can remove judgement and hell because they remove the words for it!
If you eliminate wrath or severity you also interfere with grace. If there is no sin-guilt there is no need of acquittal, which means there is no need of grace and mercy. Your salvation is then as valuable as a rotten pea instead of a pearl of great price.
Grace and mercy shine brightly in view of hell. Where there is no hell, grace and mercy are dull to non-existent.
Avoiding hell-teaching, plays right into the hands of hell.
World leaders in hell:
Isaiah 14:9 “Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, all the chief ones of the earth, it has raised up from their thrones, all the kings of the nations.”
Ezekiel 32:21 “The strong and the mighty shall speak out of the midst of hell with those who help him...”
Isaiah 5:14 (Amp) “Sheol the unseen realm of the dead, has enlarged its appetite, and opened its mouth without measure, and nobility and her multitude and pomp, descend into it.”
Psalm 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
You could add to this all the celebrities and famous entertainers of the day as well, with very few exceptions!
Some general verses on hell:
Psalm 55:15 “Let death seize them; let them go down alive to hell.”
Proverbs 27:20 “Hell and destruction are never full. So the eyes of man are never satisfied.”
Isaiah 33:14 “...Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
Matthew 3:12 “His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn. But He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Matthew 22:13 “...Bind him hand and foot, take him away and cast him into outer darkness, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Revelation 20:10 “The devil who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Proverbs 23:13-14 “Do not withhold correction from a child; if you beat him with a rod, he will not die, you shall delver his soul from hell.”
Romans 2:5 “In accordance with your hard and impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God.”
John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
How many go to hell:
Obviously, it’s impossible to know, but we do see some scary indicators in the scriptures.
Only those on the “narrow road” are saved, while those on the “wide road go to destruction.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
The theme of many and few, with many going to destruction and few being saved, repeats often in the Bible. Here are some of the verses:
Luke 13:23. Revelation 3:4, 1 Peter 3:20, Matthew 9:37
Many will seek to be saved but will not. They want salvation, but are not prepared to change their ways and meet the conditions. (Luke 13:23-24)
I strongly encourage you, even if saved for a long time, to read through the verses under the “Salvation” tab on the right hand side of this website.
God desires all to be saved. (1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9) But we see that He predestines those to be saved that He, in His foreknowledge knows will turn to Him. (Ephesians 1:4)
If you are truly born of God, there will be signs and fruits: “He who is born of God overcomes the world”. (1 John 5:4) Those born of God are given authority to become children of God (change) (John 1:2) “He who is born of God loves.” (1 John 4:7)
Galatians 5:22 lists the fruits of the Spirit of God in your life. They are: Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
The fruits of the spirit of Satan in people are seen in the previous verses, Galatians 5:18-21: Legalism, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery , hatred contentions, jealousy, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions, heresies, envy, murder, drunkenness, revelries and the like.
John 10:10 “The thief (Satan) comes to kill steal and destroy.” He is the “father of lies.” (John 8:44)
Churches who will go to hell:
The messages to the seven churches in the Revelation are profound, accurate assessments of the church. These messages relate to seven historic churches, to all churches today, and then there is an amazing prophetic plot of the course church history here as well.
Every church can find its identity within these seven. (Revelation chapters 2 &3)
The church of Thyatira is interpreted by most (including me) as relating to the Catholic, and other orthodox churches. These are clearly not saved. (Revelation 2:20-24)
The church at Sardis relates to the spiritually dead churches of the reformation. (Revelation 3:1-3)
The church of Laodicea, the lukewarm church, relates to many end-time, spirit-less churches. It is spat out. (Revelation 3:15-16)
Much of the church today is entering a new dark age of gross blindness. Its clergy are dead bones dressed in Nicolaitan fancy, garb.
There is a direct relationship between the decline into sin of many churches as well as society, with the removal of hell from teaching and preaching.
Hell-teaching creates spiritual balance and godly health.
Ministers who don’t teach clearly on hell have no fear of the Lord in them, none of them! That should be a giant warning light and red flag right there!
By refusing to preach on hell because it’s not politically correct, or for any reason, legitimises sin, and gives it license.
Of course there is a misuse of the preaching of hell, in the form of brow-beating. But that is the case with other important doctrines too. That does not justify its removal.
Hell and severity is an appropriate biblical tool of warning used by our Lord and His disciples.
►Love warns, hate does not!
Ezekiel 3:18 “When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.”
Those who won’t teach on wrath, judgement and hell are man pleasers. They seek the approval of man. They have the blood of many on their hands, just like Herod who had John the Baptist executed to find approval from his guests.
Here at The Prophetic Scroll, you will always get your needed dose of heaven and hell-teaching!
“It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31) But it is also a fearful thing to be loved by the living God!
The role of the mass-media in sending people to hell:
“He who has an ear let him hear” Is a commonly used phrase in the Bible. It implies that only certain types can hear God. You have to meet the conditions. If not, you automatically have ears to hear the world through its god, Satan and his voice, the mass-media.
As we approach the great end-time dramas, Satan knows his time is very short. (Revelation 12:12) And as a result, turns up the volume of his media circus.
“The spiritual man judges all things.” (1 Corinthians 2:15) He will not be influenced by the godless media. The mass-media judges all things according to its fallen, polluted, skewed, demonic base. The “spiritual man” must receive from God’s media and reject the world’s media.
We are to “Love the truth. (2 Thessalonians 2:10) We are to know that the “truth is the foundational pillar of the church.” (1 Timothy 3:15) But we must see that this is a great hindrance to the love of world and the love of self. That is why Satan is attacking the very pillars of truth today.
Here is the shocking purpose of Satan as the antichrist, preparing the world for hell:
Daniel 8:12 “An army was given over to the horn (antichrist) to oppose the daily sacrifices (in the new temple) and he cast the truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.”
Today, more and more, the battle is for the truth. The battle is for the truth in you.
Judgement is not according to the media’s world-view. It is not according to intellectual, liberal, democratic ways. Judgement is not according to one-world globalism or the variable values of situation ethics. It is not even according to love, but is according to truth.
The United States of the Earth, a New World Empire, a New World Order, Globalism, and Multilateralism can only come about by domination, of the dumb masses, violently, or by their voluntary capitulation. It can only come about by the light of the world, the church, going out and the “truth being cast down in the street.” (Isaiah 59:14)
One of Satan’s main strategies (also seen in the media) is to destroy the will to resist him. He uses: Demoralisation, neutralisation, personal disarmament, demilitarisation, through the removal of the spiritual warfare gifts of the Spirit.
One of the most powerful factors of salvation is release from guilt and sin in forgiveness. Heaven will be eternally holy, free from sin and evil. Hell will not. It will be a place of punishment, but also of ongoing evil and torment.
The following words relate to those in hell: Regret, anguish, grief, sorrow, and panic.
The following words relate to heaven: Peace calmness, comfort, assurance, delight, joy, and relief.
The rapture of the true church will take place in an atomic second, and it will be irreversible. There will also be a “rapture” into hell, also irreversible, at the Second Coming! (Matthew 25:31-34 Matthew 24:28)
Our God will wipe away every tear, all death, suffering, pain, mourning and sorrow, but not for the unbeliever!
There is extreme contentment and satisfaction in living for eternity. Make every moment count for eternity.
A radical fanatic is one who loves the Lord more than you do. A bigot is someone who despises the powers of evil more than you do. Both are deeply loved by our Lord.
What sets your soul on fire? Is it the things of the world or heaven?
At the end of the day (your life), you will know the truth according to God and not your own ideas anymore, or the media or your family or friends. You will stand absolutely alone before the living, eternal God who has the keys to your eternal future in His hands.
So then, the doctrine, preaching and teaching of eternal judgment completes the all important, elementary foundation for all believers.
I took the background picture in the giant sycamore tree forest in Mkuze Game Reserve. I thought the base looked a bit like a crouching lion, so I put a lion into the picture.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!