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- After going through the news networks, we are still in this prophetic impasse. There are of course many things happening here and there, but nothing of major prophetic immediacy.
- Turkey threatens to launch "imminent operation" in Syria provoking Russia's anger! Echoes of Eekiel 38! (19 February)
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Psalm 78:31-34 “The wrath of God came against them...in spite of this they still sinned, and did not believe in His wondrous works, therefore their day He consumed in futility and their years in fear. When He slew them, then they sought Him; and they turned and sought diligently for God.”
Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put sweet for bitter and bitter for sweet! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes.”
Jeremiah 23:22 “If they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, they would have turned them away from their evil ways and doings.”
1 Corinthians 2:15 “He who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.”
Romans 16:17 “Note those that cause divisions contrary to the doctrine which you have leaned, and avoid them.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
14th February 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Seeing is not believing!
Message to committed Christians: Your presence in your nation is its light.
Isaiah 14:12 “How you have fallen from heaven O Lucifer, son of the morning and how you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations.”
In the verse above we see that one of the major desires of Satan is to weaken the nations. If he can do that, he has little obstruction to his big plans of disruption and control.
Satan was originally called Lucifer, which means “light bearer,” before his fall.
The same principle works in believers. We are the light of the world (nations) but be careful out there, if we fall we effectively weaken the nation because our light goes out.
Bear in mind that light always pushes darkness into retreat. Darkness can never push back the light, unless the light is not really light but darkness! (Luke 11:35)
There’s an old song that speaks of the things of the world growing strangely dim in the presence of the glory of the Lord. That is so true, but it works in reverse too. The things of the world become bright when there is no real glory of God.
There are many things that may leave you still a Christian, but will put your light out or make it dim and partially hidden. In the haziness and obscurity of dim light, devils and demons run riot.
Some factors that darken your light are: ●False or presumed doctrinal light. ●That which is of the spirit of error and pride. ●All forms of replacement theology, anti-Semitism will put your light out. ●Worldliness and imbedded sin will obscure your light. ●Ignorance of the truth is a sure way to be blinded. ●Church or even national traditions and customs can be a light killer (Not all are so.) ●The opinions of man, the world, your peers, friends and sometimes family, can be a hindrance. ●All forms of pride extinguish your light. That is pride of race, face, place, grace and more.
It is the light of God that gives sight. All other lights give sight of the material world.
Do you see the things not seen by the eye? Can you hear the things the not heard by the ear? (1 Corinthians 2:9) You see, what you see with your natural eye is temporary It will soon be gone. (2 Corinthians 4:18) What you see is therefore deceptive because it’s only partly real.
The world has eyes that cannot see and ears that cannot hear! (Jeremiah 5:21, 6:10, Psalm 135:16) Seeing is not believing! Believing is seeing!
The world is lost because it has ears that cannot hear. It needs ears of the heart! The world has eyes that cannot see. It needs eyes of the heart to see the kingdom of God and true light. They want to see and hear according to the wickedness of their fallen heart and of the world.
Sin, righteousness and judgement is what you must see and hear. (John 16:8) Your eyes and ears then become sensitive to God and His word.
The Spirit of wisdom and revelation is needed but is only known by revelation. (Ephesians 1:17)
Luke 24:45 “He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the scriptures.”
The world has made gods of what it sees and hears. That’s all from the voice of the fallen light bearer – Satan himself. This is the reason the world is against Israel. It just can’t see the truth.
Satan is increasingly producing voices of chaos, antagonisms and troubles in this world. He thrives on anarchy – that’s his best weapon for gaining control of the masses. The world thinks it can see clearly enough to fix its problems! That’s just why the world is destined for doom!
To be free from the knowledge and will of God is to be a prisoner of the knowledge of the world and the propaganda and proper evil of it. That’s the way to be a slave of sin.
There is a new heaven and earth coming where righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:13)
There is a new Babylonian world coming where wickedness and destruction dwells!
Being in right standing (righteousness) with God, and His way is deeply, heavenly refreshing with sensitivity to our Lord and majestic King.
Righteousness: Strong’s G1343, “Dikaiosyne”. Meanings: Acceptable to God, integrity, virtue, purity, holiness, correct thinking.
There are few people on this earth who do not take counsel from somewhere or someone.
Don’t be reasoned into being wrong because the counsel of the masses thinks they are right. They are building their own tower of Babel again.
Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path with sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.”
As the counsel of the ungodly comes into your life, so the counsel of God goes out.
Psalm 5:9-10 “There is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is destruction; their throat is an open tomb; they flatter with their tongue. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels...”
Psalm 26:5-6 “I have hated the congregation of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash my hands in innocence...”
Psalm 119:104 “Through the counsel of Your word I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Jeremiah 15:16-17 “I found Your words and I ate them, and Your word was to me the rejoicing and joy of my heart; for I am called by Your name. I did not sit in the assembly of the mockers, nor did I rejoice. I sat alone because of Your hand, for you have filled me with indignation.”
How to be led astray:
- Ignore the necessity of being Spirit-filled, led and taught, with His inner witness.
- Don‘t discern between those of the Spirit of truth and those of the spirit of error.
- Give yourself to false prophets and those with a history of failed predictions.
- Just be a lazy slob and blindly follow what you’ve been taught without question.
- Exalt and elevate preachers and teachers, giving their words unchecked authority.
- Don’t check out and study the scriptures yourself; don’t pray over your study.
- Maintain an attitude of know-it-all pride. Go along the wide road with everyone else.
- Exalt church tradition and customs above God and His word and ways.
It’s time to be ready and let your light shine. Things are about to happen suddenly.
Pray for your light to shine brightly continuously. Pray for your nation to be open to light.
Edition 462: March 26th 2019
The deal of the ages:
These are words of life!
You are of enormous eternal value – potentially!
As the world races off faster and faster to its doom, stress, anxiety and all their offshoots are also racing ahead. The world is trying very hard to rescue the world! That’s like trying to lift yourself up by your shoelaces! You just can’t do it.
The “Deal of the Century” will be the world’s attempt to bring peace to the Middle East, the world’s way, but in the heart of the deal is Satan enshrined, enthroned, but camouflaged.
But the deal of the ages is another story!
Many Christians ignore Bible prophecy to their detriment. Many have been led that way by wolves in pulpits, and many have themselves to blame, being weakened by their neglect.
Most people live for themselves and their home – this world, and have no idea about eternity.
Many worldly Christians are not interested in the things of God. In fact if our Lord was here now in the flesh, they would reject Him for obstructing their fun in the sun. They would choose the criminal, Barabbas again!
Many are pursuing, the ways of Barabbas and his fruits! You can cast down the word of God in the street, or see it as your necessary food, to eat now! (Job 23:12, Jeremiah 15:16)
The deal of the ages begins by design, plan and promise in eternity past and moves through to the cross of Calvary, where the deal was signed in the blood of the Lamb, and on through to eternity, where believers will rule and reign in the universe with our Lord.
God’s deal of the ages:
It all began before the foundation of the world – when our Lord was crucified! (1 Peter 1:20) The deal of the ages is only for the saved.
In the eternal scheme of things, our Lord’s crucifixion runs through all ages. That’s not easy to understand, but it’s the way it is!
John 6:54 “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood (the cross) has eternal life.”
►Eternal: Strong’s 166 – “Aionios,” Meanings: Ages, everlasting, without end, never ceasing.
Titus 1:2 “God, who cannot lie, before time began, promised us our hope in eternal life.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has put eternity in their hearts.”
John 10:27-28 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.”
John 12:25 “He who loves his life (soul) will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “Our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things not see are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 5:1 “We know that if our earthly house, this tent (body) is destroyed, we have a building from God, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
God’s deal of the ages is all about eternity!
No peace for the world:
The world cries “peace, peace,” as it works for world peace. There is a peace that the world gives. It is of the god of the world. It’s a lie and a fraud.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave you; My peace I give to you, not as the world gives...”
Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace, says the Lord, for the wicked.”
John 16:33 “In Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation.”
The unsaved are infused with the fallen, sin-impregnated, unredeemed blood of Adam. The born-again Christian also has the blood of Adam in him, but in his blood is the invisible, sin-free, spiritual, supernatural blood of Messiah!
When you study all the verses relating to destruction of the world-system and compare them to the glory that lies ahead for believers, you can see how far apart these worlds are.
The promise of God to those who are saved is the metamorphosis from this life to glory!
That which God has attached to Himself by word, promise or covenant is of great value. God has placed His own name in Jerusalem, making it of great value, for His purposes. He has attached Himself to Israel, the remnant Jews and to Christians by covenant promise. We are of great value.
We see this in the parable of hidden treasure, where a man finds great treasure hidden in a field and goes and sells everything he has to buy the field, with the treasure therein. A man finds a pearl of great price and sells all that he has to buy it. (Matthew 14:44-46)
This is all about your priorities and what you attach value to.
Paul says that he considers the things of this world as dung compared to the excellence of the knowledge of God. That’s exactly what far too many Christians have attached value to – cow dung!
The Bible says that qualifying believers will receive eternal rewards described as great valuable treasure, gold and silver. The rewards are described as the brightness of the stars. They are also described as valuable, eternal crowns. They are described as the victory prize.
These rewards are not for all Christians. They are exclusively for those who meet the requirements. This is obviously not a salvation issue, but an issue of rewards for those who are already saved.
The five crowns:
●The incorruptible crown. (1 Corinthians 9:25). ●The crown of righteousness. (2 Timothy 4:7-8) ●The crown of life, also called the martyrs crown. (James 1:12 Revelation 2:10) ●The crown of joy. (Philippians 4:1 1 Thessalonians 2:9) ●The crown of glory. (1 Peter 5:4)
There are different degrees of punishment in hell as revealed in numerous verses.
Israel and the Millennium:
Israel is the main theme and subject of the Millennium. The Jews saved in the tribulation period go through into the Millennium, with Gentiles who are also saved then. But the Millennium is the crowning glory for Israel.
At the end of the Millennium all believers of all ages go through into the eternity of eternities.
Psalm 50:2-6 “Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent. A fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous all around Him. He shall call to the heavens above, and to the earth that He may judge His people. Gather together My saints to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. Let the heavens declare His righteousness. For God Himself is Judge.”
Isaiah 66:12 “Thus says the Lord: Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles, like a flowing stream...So I will comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
Ezekiel 37:26 “I will make a covenant of peace with them (Israel), and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore...The nations also shall know that I the Lord, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”
Ezekiel 36:35 “They will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden.”
Job 5:22-23 “You shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth, for you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field; the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.”
Isaiah 65:24-25 “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together; the lion shall eat straw like an ox...”
In the Millennium: ●The Holy Spirit is poured out on all flesh. (Joel 2:28, Isaiah 32:15, Ezekiel 39:29) ●The knowledge of the glory of the Lord covers the whole earth. (Habakkuk 2:14) ●There is no more war. (Isaiah 2:4) ●The whole earth is in singing and praise. (Isaiah 14:7) ●The nature of animals is changed (Isaiah 11:6-9) ●There is perfect environment. (Isaiah 30:26, 35:6-7) ●The deserts will bloom. (Isaiah 35:1)Longevity will be the norm. (Isaiah 65:22)
In the Millennium Satan all demons, fallen angels and evil spirits are cast away. (Matthew 13:41)
Details of the deal:
Note in the verse below that the deal of the ages includes many things most people have no idea about at all. Please note the wonder and magnificence of what is to come.
Philippians 3:21 “He will transform our lowly body that it may be confirmed to His glorious body.”
Note in the verse above that our resurrection bodies will be as supernatural as our Lord’s was after His resurrection. Note in the verse below that the “host” implies various forms of intelligent beings out there in the universe.
Isaiah 45:12 “I have made the earth and created man on it. It was I – My hands that stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.”
“Host”: Strong’s, H6633 “army” “service”, “intelligent beings.”
1 Corinthians 15:40-49 “There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies, but the glory of the celestial is one and glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun and another glory of the moon and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption and raised in incorruption...it is sown a natural body and raised a spiritual body...We shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.”
Authority, ruling and reigning in eternity:
Note in the verses below that only those who meet the conditions qualify. They all relate to our future. As you read them allow them to expand your faith.
2 Timothy2:12 “If we endure, we shall reign with Him.”
Daniel 7:18 “The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.”
Daniel 7:27 “Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall obey and serve Him.”
Revelation 3:21 “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
“Throne”: Strong’s H3678 “Kicce”. Meanings: Seat of honour, authority, tribunal, royalty, power.
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end.”
Romans 8:19, 21 “For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the revealing of the sons of God...because the creation itself will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”
There is much glory in these verses above, that we don’t have understanding of, this side of resurrection. But one thing is clear: Believers who meet the requirements will have authority over all sorts of things in the entire universe.
The principle of authority in eternity is much the same as it is now. Only when we wilfully submit into God’s authority can we have authority. Those who seek and claim authority now have none.
You need to have spiritual eyes to see God’s authority. When you do you will see it in everything from the instinct of a puppy to a king on a throne.
Rebellion to authority is rooted in the fall of both Lucifer and Adam. Their sin was merely a fruit of their deeper rebellion to God’s authority. Rebellion is contagious! When you reject God’s authority you are on a slippery slope, driven by the devil and his demons.
How did Adam and Eve break God’s first covenant (The Edenic covenant)? They were promised many blessings in the garden, but forbidden from eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which would have made them wise.
There was nothing wrong with the tree! The lesson was that wisdom outside of God is fallen, unredeemed and develops into sin.
We see the great, majestic final triumph of the ages wrapped up the spectacular last chapter of the Bible. Here the forbidden Tree of Life becomes the essential tree of our eternal wisdom. It is seen together with the Book of Life – eternal life for the believer.
Revelation 22:1-3 “He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits each tree yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse...”
Revelation 2:7 “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give to eat from the tree of life which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”
The universal church – the kingdom of God is headquartered in heaven. It operates as a theocracy under the King of kings. True believers in local churches are automatically members of the universal church. There are no divisions of any sort.
The end of the Christians life is ascension to the throne of God and ruling and reigning in authority on the earth,and in the universe.
“We are joint heirs of all things”. (Romans 8:17)
“We are partakers of His divine nature”. (2 Peter 1:4)
Ephesians 2:6 “We have been raised up together and made to sit together in the heavenly places in Messiah.”
Matthew 19:28 “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
1 Corinthians 6:2 “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?”
God’s glorious, majestic deal of the ages is on offer. Some of God’s covenant promises are unconditional. Rewards are not. God will keep His side of the deal, but your participation is conditional on your own doings and response.
God’s glorious deal of the ages involves your eternal “brightness,” and how bedecked in gold, silver and jewels (symbolism) you will be forever.
Your body soul and spirit will all be perfect. Your new home in heaven will be perfect and magnificent beyond imagination. Your new home in your new world – heaven will not be made with hands but with glory. (2 Corinthians 5:1)
Your character and personality will be pure and holy and forever sin-free. In fact all your sin will be forever forgotten. You will have no sickness, stress, anxiety, depression and the like. You will live in eternal, tangible peace, in perfect environment.
You will be commissioned with authority to co-reign and rule with Messiah and perform tasks in the entire universe in which you will be able to travel at the speed of thought. The next time you look up at the stars, just remember that all of that is part of God’s kingdom and were created for us all.
Your body will be set as ageless at perhaps around the equivalent of our 30 yrs old. (This is where DNA stops growing) Your body will be able to transition between a natural state and a supernatural state in an instant.
There is much more coming that is beyond our imagination! When you consider all these magnificent things, and then you look to the world trying to construct a world of peace, but full of sin – then you know why the world hates us!
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.”
Our Lord of glory:
Our Messiah is the essence, origin and very definition of life, light and wisdom. He is distant yet so very close. He is transcendent, and everywhere and yet removed. He sees all, knows all, judges, loves and shows mercy. He destroys and builds up. He is pure holy power.
He looks at you and into you. He knows you better than you know you. He knows all about you. He knows your every thought. He chooses to love you, forgive, you, show you mercy, raise you up, enthrone you, and give you great wonderful life forever.
We must rule and reign in our lives now too, but it’s all far removed from what is to come.
Be circumspect, examine yourselves as you go, flee all sin, pursue holiness, seek the Lord always, draw near to Him, and you will be on the right path.
The Bible surprisingly says, “Be diligent to enter His rest.” (Hebrews 4:11)
Who is building you? Who do you really hear from? Who do you see and follow?
Psalm 97:10-11 “You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.”
This evil world will soon be destroyed, as in the days of Noah. The ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat. The word means: “The curse reversed.” As believers we are now dead to the world and in peace.
What lies ahead for the world is world war, whining, wailing, whimpering and conflict, terror and disaster. What lies ahead for the believer is peace that surpasses understanding, victory, triumph, exaltation, grandeur, jubilation and much more!
Spiritual beauty attracts and inspires and causes desire and emulation.
I took the background picture at sunset, flying above the clouds in the Drakensberg Mountains in a chopper, and the sunrise picture in the Namib Desert and mixed them for effect.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!