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19th July 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
“Expectation”: One simple little word with so much meaning!
Bible prophecy creates in us great expectation and excitement and hope. It brings things from the spiritual dimension into reality.
But as you can imagine, it does the opposite when the expectation is built on false prophecy, error and pure lies. It then all works in reverse. The failure kills the expectation, the excitement and hope. It actually goes much further in wrecking evangelism and other related Christian issues.
So when these Christian counterfeits come up with all these new dates for the rapture and others things found in prophecy, do they think of the damage they are causing to others? Of course not! – All they think of is themselves on a pedestal.
Rather than enhancing the gospel, they are attacking it!
Well, we have just had the giant failure of the July 17th 2019 rapture predictions made by many of those who published You Tube videos and teachings on how “for certain” this was! “It’s 100% for sure,” they said. “The Lord told me” they said. “I had a dream about it” they said. The rapture is July 17th2019 they assured all their gullible fans.
Their evidence was of course totally shockingly inadequate, superficial and absurd, to say the least!
The problem is their influence on the weak and gullible.
Let me clarify my position on the rapture again. Firstly I which it was yesterday!
►I believe that the most possible scenario is on the Feast of Trumpets. This would be one in which the other prophecies on the ground all dovetail. The Feast of Trumpets qualifies because it is the only one of the seven that could start over one of two days. Remember the Hebrew idiom and name for the Feast of Trumpets: “The Feast of which no one knows the day or hour!” This is because “No one knows the day or hour of the New Moon’s sighting. It does not mean: “No one knows the time!”
There are many other amazing aspects to The Feast of Trumpets and its associated meanings and applications, which I deal with as we get closer. But again, I say, there are many things that must be dovetailing together, otherwise – back to the drawing board!
With all of these date-setting failures in mind and the multitude of other attacks on Christians and the word of God, it has and will thrive until its grand conclusion!
Just think of it: Christianity began with 12 ordinary people, they were all martyred for their faith. The gospel spread around the world at lightning speed, and is still doing so today. And yes you are one of the participants of it all.
- Heaven is already rejoicing at your coming! (Luke 15:7)
- Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming...” Isaiah 14:9
You will receive a welcome into eternity! Which of the two verses above will be your welcome?
When the good news of the Kingdom arrives it marches in and kills the evil spirits of witchcraft and creates and makes new communities of glory growing forever outwards.
Do not grow discouraged by failed date-setters. Protect your faith and strengthen it. Keep your expectations and hope high. Be very discerning. Be holy now.
Revelation 22:11 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still: He who is filthy, let him be filthy still. He who is righteous, let him be righteous still. He who is holy, let him be holy still.”
Edition 458: February 26th 2019
What’s coming next?
There are so many things all ready to roll! How much longer can it be before the great drama goes into high gear? We don’t know exactly when the rapture will be, but the time clock is ticking away! The alarm is sounding, great glory is coming, and so is the theatre of tears and tragedy.
Our days are all numbered!
In this edition, I will look at some of the indicators and scenarios. No, I’m not setting a date – just looking and watching as we are commanded to do. We are to know the season, and to know the time. We are to watch and pray and make sure that we are not caught off guard.
The kingdom of this world is on very short notice. Its doom has been proclaimed by our Lord in hundreds of passages of scripture. A new dispensation – the tribulation of wrath is around the corner and then, the Millennium of world peace.
Above all, we are to be ready!
Our Lord is:
Lord, Lamb, Lion, Servant, Man, Eagle, Shepherd, Saviour, Star, Sun, Son, King, Priest, Prince, Prophet, Healer, Bread, Rock, Cornerstone, Door, Dove, Pearl, Rose, Tree, Counsellor, Advocate, Judge, He is the way the truth and the life, the first and last – and much more!
Each of these titles above speaks of specific characteristics of our Lord.
As He approaches, vultures gather around, for their great feast of the dead. (Matthew 24:28)
The wheat and the tares ripen under the same sun. The wheat will meet the Son of Righteousness and the tares the son of darkness. Their destinations are worlds apart.
Many don’t know they’re in the dark because it’s dark. They can only see their darkness in the light.
Ephesians 5:13 “Whatever makes manifest is light.”
A light on a hill is visible to all, but if society puts that light out, they create their darkness! (Matthew 5:14) They soon begin to love the darkness and become enemies of the light.
In all of these things the Spirit of God is right there close at hand – a helping hand of guidance. In fact you can take all these end-time pressures and let them work great eternal glory for you.
The full truth is frightening for the lost. For the saved, truth is welcoming deep peace and rest.
The set of the stage:
Next on the biblical agenda of prophetic things to come is:
- The Isaiah 17 Damascus war.
- The Ezekiel 38 & 39 war of Gog and Magog (Russia, Iran).
- The Trump / Kushner “deal of the century.” This is the peace initiative for Israel and the Middle East. It looks set for released just after the Israeli election in April.
It will not be the Daniel 9:27 peace agreement. It probably will be the preliminary event that leads to the big one.
There are many peripheral prophetic issues and developments along the way, but all have a lesser degree of importance than these three mentioned above. There are also many totally false prophetic presumptions, which we need not be concerned about at all.
When we see the convergence of these prophetic events, we know the real biggie is about to occur. This is the rapture of the church and salvation then going to the Jews.
Regular readers know that I have my eye on Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets this year. At this stage, it’s too early to put more than an eye on it. We will see as we go – won’t we?
It is most important who you receive from, and their track record in prophecy. Do your own homework well!
A big sign:
We are now just beyond the 70-year period since the birth of the nation of Israel in 1948. It is also the closing of the 70th jubilee of Daniel’s 70-weeks prophecy. There are many other significant 70-year indicators as well.
I don’t want to get into all the different views, calendars and dates. What I have noted from all of them is that they are very close. Some differ by a few months and some by a year or so. All in all, the grand conclusion is - we are at the very door!
70 is a biblical number of significance. It is the number of Jerusalem. It is the number of judgement. It is the number of tribes that formed Israel. The world was repopulated from a root of 70 nations after the flood. It is the number of disciples our Lord sent out.
In Hebrew, the word for “wine” is “yayin.” It has the gematria of 70. Hebrew scholars say: “We take wine when we want to ascend from one spiritual level to another.” Wine is used at the beginning and end of Shabbat. Our Lord spoke of His blood being the wine of salvation.
At a Hebrew wedding, wine is dispensed. The first miracle our Lord performed was at a wedding, which was the turning of water into wine. The wedding feast takes place in heaven right after the rapture of the church.
Interestingly the Hebrew letter Ayin (Y) which means 70, can also be rendered according to the spelling of its Hebrew letters. This spells “Eye.” It is also a reference to spiritual sight.
Israel spent 70 years in captivity in Babylon because of her rebellion to God. Babylon is a type of the world-system, as is Egypt, Sodom and others. Here, 70 is used in association with judgement.
Israel is now 70 years old as an independent nation in the world (Babylon).
Jeremiah 29:10-12 “Thus says the Lord: After 70 years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you (Israel) and perform My good word towards you and cause you to return to this place...Then you will call on Me and I will listen to you...I will be found by you...”
If we apply this verse to the present 70-year position, it says “after the 70 years are completed.” That could mean days, weeks, months or a year. Logically, it would not be more than that. This could take us up to Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets this year.
So are we in the time frame? Yes we are...right at the end of it!
The sign of anti-Semitism:
Anti-Semitism seeks to get rid of the Jews and their ownership of the land of Israel, and the city of Jerusalem. Anti-Semitism, by default, would then facilitate or allow Islam to fill the land of Israel.
That would of course, thwart God’s plans as revealed in His word.
Anti-Semitism replaces Israel with the world. Replacement theology replaces Israel with the church. The antichrist spirit replaces the true Messiah with the false. The anti-God spirit replaces God’s holiness with sin and evil in society. They are all of the same satanic spirit, the spirit of antichrist.
Please know and understand that God has placed His own name in Jerusalem. He has placed Himself by covenant promise in Israel and the Jews. He has placed His plan for the salvation of the world in the Jews.
The following verses speak succinctly of this:
- 2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
- Isaiah 43:1 “Thus says the Lord who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by your name; you are mine.”
- Isaiah 60:3 “The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Logic dictates that as God’s entire plan and program approaches, Satan tries to stop it. He is using anti-Semitism, replacement theology and anti-God principles to do it. He is using the unsaved and the deceived and blind within the church.
“The spirit of antichrist went out from us (the church) but was not of us”. (1 John 2:19)
The verse below is a terrible indictment upon the end-time leaders of the nations. It is all starting to come pass now. World leaders – take note of your God-declared doom:
Job 12:24-25 “He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless wilderness. They grope in the dark without the light; He makes then stagger like a drunken man.”
You say, “God does not do that.” I say, “He does”! He does so because they have first of all hardened their hearts and rebelled from His ways.
Jeremiah 5:3 “O Lord, are not Your eyes on the truth? They have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than rock. They have refused to return.”
How perfectly these verses relate to the, blinded world leaders and their position on Israel!
Anti-Semitism is a sign. It is the initial manifestation of the spirit of antichrist. Bear in mind that the sign preceding the Holocaust of WW11 was anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere. Bear in mind that WW11 led to the birth of the nation of Israel in one day, just after the Holocaust ended.
These things are patterns for the present time. Anti-Semitism in its various forms is the sign of the soon coming antichrist, the tribulation period, WW111, and the salvation of the Jews.
Anti-Semitism worldwide, is also one of the “hunters” to drive God’s people back to their land. (Jeremiah 16:16)
The anti-Semitic Amalakite spirit is seen in many Muslim organisations and peoples, like the Palestinians. It is an anti-Semitic spirit, but manifests specifically in acts of cruelty and cowardice.
Here is God’s answer to them: “The Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” (Exodus 17:16) God says of them: “I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek for under heaven.”
The hour is approaching. The hour-glass is timing out. Time is running out. Eternity beckons. The Lion of the tribe of Judah is coming, full of wrath and fury to the world and to bring salvation to His own.
These are not words to impress. These are words of great gravity and monumental, eternal significance. These are words of life! If you ignore them, you are in dangerous peril!
The mass-media monster:
Be very sure of this: The objective of the media and its behind-the-scenes god, is not to inform you. It is to change you. It is to kill your godly conscience and turn you into one of their animals.
Modern man is becoming a monkey. He is being trained to become Satan’s useful idiot.
What’s coming now and is already at work, is a very hostile media towards the things of God and the plans of God for Israel. The mass-media are morphing into a true beast before our eyes!
The mass-media derives its world-view from two sources – theirs and Satan’s! The true Christian derives its world-view from one narrow-minded side – God’s!
- God’s word is the Christian’s media. ●Satan’s word is the mass-media. Satan knows his time is short. (Revelation 12:12) So he has to turn up the volume now in his voice.
The Christian sees the God's kingdom and the world's kingdom. The unbeliever sees neither!
It’s all about kingdoms in conflict, the spiritual forces at work, and the ability to see them.
There are thousands of verses that apply perfectly to the mass-media, some more directly than others. But there are some amazing consistencies.
Here are some verses that apply perfectly to the mass-media in our day:
Ezekiel 35:13-14 “With your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me and I have heard them. Thus says the Lord God, the whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.”
2 Kings 19:22-23 “Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel! By your messengers you have reproached the Lord...”
Isaiah 8:9-10 “Be shattered, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear all you from far countries. Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak your word but it will not stand, for God is with us.”
Satan’s scribes unknowingly present a front of pretence and lies to the people, and the people buy into it with their whole lives. The mass-media gives lip service to their god, and the people give them ear-service and then heart service, and down the tubes they go!
This is particularly related to their opinion presentations, and not ordinary hard news.
Most people have been and are being groomed by the mass-media and their god. They’re being desensitised and dehumanised. Beware of the subliminal messages of the media.
Beware the dark tomb of silent lies! Silent lies are those that come in the form of a presumed, but unsaid conclusion. (Presumptive reasoning)
A good example of the above was seen in the presumption by the children of Israel that there were more enemies against them than not. The truth was, “There are more with us than with them,” (2 Kings 6:16) referring to an entire sky of unseen spiritual forces with them.
There is a danger in editors who use selective editing to paint a picture. What they leave out, because it doesn’t suit their agenda, perverts or changes an entire meaning of a “truth.”
Exodus 23:1-2 “You shall not circulate a false report (fake news) or follow an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow the crowd to do evil.”
Here are some more shocking verses relating to the media today:
Jeremiah 9:5 “Everyone will deceive his neighbour and not speak the truth. They have taught their tongue to speak lies...”
Psalm 56:5 “All day long they twist my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.”
Proverbs 28:2 “Because of the transgression of a nation, many are its princes.” (Multitudes of voices and opinions)
►It is perfectly scriptural to bind the works of devil in the media by prayer. You can’t stop them, but you can hinder them and stop them from influencing you and others. You can decree: So far and no further. As a Spirit-filled Christian in these days, your spiritual warfare must include the silencing of the influence of the media in your life.
Its good practise to take verses of scripture, personalise them, pray them and proclaim them.
Psalm 55:9 “Destroy, O Lord and divide their tongues, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.”
Psalm 64:5-8 “They encourage themselves in an evil matter, they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, who will see them? They devise iniquities. ‘We have perfected a shrewd scheme.’ Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. But God will shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly, they shall be wounded. So He will make them stumble over their own tongue.”
The true radical Christian should be immune to the influenced by the media:
Isaiah 50:4-5 “The Lord has given me the tongue of the learned that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning. He awakens my ear to hear as the learned. The Lord has opened my ear.”
Today the wisdom from below is surfacing with a stench. (James 3:15) But remember, “Where sin abounds, grace does much more abound.” (Romans 5:20)
The world is preparing the rope, Satan will hang them with! Many are already in the prison of subservience to their ultimate dictator.
You must live in this present society – free from the influence of society at large! It’s no accident that the god of this world is called the “beast!”
Arising Simonised Christianity:
As these end-times race towards their conclusion we see a great rift in the church. It is intensifying now. It comes in many forms. Simonised Christianity is just one them.
This is found amongst those who seek to impress people, and of whom the people say, “This is the great man with the power of God.” He is secretly, money hungry, manipulative and will even use lying signs and wonders to achieve fame. (Acts 8:9-11, Acts 8:20-21)
Much of modern Christianity has become a new “golden calf” religion, full of pretty, dead sheep, driven by the spirit of the world. Pride rules them.
Polished, performance is generally powerless. The people are fun-fed, but dead on their feet. Their leaders think they hear from God, but many don’t even know the basics of the Bible! No one in leadership that does not know his Bible backwards in these days, has any right to hear from God – and won’t!
Status-seeking, shallow shepherds are blind to their own Laodicean state. They produce pure pride, after their own kind. They have cast aside the cross. A need of outward pleasurable performance shows their inner bankruptcy.
Of course there are some wonderful exceptions to the above few paragraphs.
Right in the middle of this superficiality there are many who seek to go deep with God. They are sincere and want nothing less than all of what God wants for them. They are willing and eager to die, to take up their cross, to “put off” the things of the world and “put on” the things of God.
They see the fast approaching kingdom of God and the fast deteriorating kingdom of the world. They want out of the one and want in of the other!
Every Christian will enter eternity being eternally grateful, but many will also realise how they missed so many God-called and ordained opportunities in their lives. Yes, obviously heaven will be unimaginably magnificent, but the loss of reward will be regretfully a reality!
One of my main aims is to encourage and motivate believers to be their best, so that when they step into eternity it will be with no regrets at all.
Be serious with all things spiritual, be slack in nothing!
I took the waterfall picture in the Mpumalanga Province and the Baobab tree in the Limpopo Province and merged them together.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!