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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 467: April 30th 2019
Truth and Error today:
These are words of life!
The world is on a slippery slope. Truth and error are on a big collision course. The line of demarcation is being blurred. It is high time to know where you stand and where your enemy stands.
If you do not know what is going on now spiritually, and in the socio-political world, you are in much greater danger than you can imagine. Forces much greater then you are at work, which are already swallowing up untold millions in their ignorance.
This edition is about a few really big-ticket items that have the potential to destroy you spiritually, in these days, or to set you on fire with a new zeal, passion and holiness, after our Lord and His word.
We are in the season of our Lord’s coming. This is the season of intensifying great shaking, and of great stability for those who know their God! Pick your choice!
Major curses and blessings:
Much of the church today is fast becoming a great enemy of the truth of God’s word, and a friend and promoter of the world and its sin.
When people don’t see or understand the blessing of God before them, primarily in God’s word, a spiritual force causes them to turn against the blessing and curse it, thereby receiving the curse! This principle works with individuals and entire nations. Have a look at this extremely powerful verse:
Jeremiah 17:5-8 “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord, for he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes...Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, for he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spread out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes...It will not cease from yielding fruit.”
The sin of trusting in man, the media, your culture, and the like, is the qualification for you to walk, cursed into greater curses and not even see where you are going!
God’s word and work is blessed. It always has been. How wise it is to find it and align with it. The world will automatically find what is cursed and align with it. You must know the difference. It is being manifest today in very many areas of major importance.
God’s amazing family:
The entire Israeli / Palestinian issue is going to rock the world in world war, and great conflicts very soon, and into the tribulation period. It will all be the centre of world affairs and everyone will have an opinion. Most will side with the devil’s opinion.
The world today, including the churches of replacement theology, are all united in siding with the Palestinian cause because of what happened in 1948, 1967 and all the following pro-Palestinian choices of the UN, EU and others since then.
But, you really have to be a special sort of stupid to ignore previous history and truth, especially when it negates and cancels out all these modern solutions.
With this in mind, I will now wipe the floor with the stupid leaders of the world.
God has a great family!
All true born-again believers are the family of God. This includes saved Jews and Gentiles. This family was chosen before the foundation of the world!
Ephesians 1:4 “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love...”
But because of God’s distinct plan for Israel, His family extends to Israel, even those who are unsaved at this stage (due to be saved later.)
Now, have a look at the amazing descriptions of God, for His own family – Israel:
►Israel is God’s ●Child, ●Son, ●Wife, ●Bride, ●Virgin, ●Husband, ●My people, ●Prodigal returning, ●Divorced partner, being reunited.
I have compiled the above list from the following verses:
Hosea 11:1, Exodus 4:22, Jeremiah 3:8-22, Hosea 2:19, Isaiah 54:5-6, Isaiah 40:1, Jeremiah 31:4.
On top of this, we see in numerous scriptures that Israel is: ●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected ●Regathered ●Repented ●Accepted.
On top of this, we see that out of Abraham came Isaac, Jacob, Israel and the Jews. Also out of Abraham came Ishmael, Esau, the Arabs (including Palestinians) and out of them, the religion of Islam. The former was the accepted line of promise, and the latter was the line of the flesh, rejected by God for His purposes.
Out of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Israel, and the Jews came the Messiah, the cross of Calvary, the new-birth and all the glories to come.
●Note well that not one of the family names mentioned above is given to, or imputed to the Arab nations – the Abraham-Ishmael-Esau line!
God’s family also includes a land and a city in which He has put His name forever!
Now let’s draw the grand conclusion, and this is earth shattering in importance, especially for world leaders including church leaders!
Note all the family names that God calls His people! Note that these names are given to the Jews ahead of their soon-coming salvation! Note that it’s all for God’s purposes.
Do you really think God would call His people all these family names if He didn’t have a plan to use Israel, just like He said He would?
It’s a very stupid thing to stick your finger in God’s eye! (Zechariah 2:8) But what about sticking your finger in the eyes of His sons, bride, wife, husband, child, and people? What about sticking your finger in the eye of God’s army with battle-axe? (Jeremiah 51:20)That really makes you stupid fools!
Obviously, the wolves in the pulpits of replacement theology must get rid of these family names for the Jews, and give them all to the church. No wonder their churches are dead.
If you have not realised it yet, Rev Wolf, in your pretty frock, replacement theology ends in the acceptance of, and elevation of the antichrist. And you are leading your blind flock into the everlasting arms of eternal terror!
Many ministers today are cowards when it comes to the things of God, but leaders when it comes to the things of the devil, especially as promoted by the mass-media.
Israel will soon face a very real terror! She will look eye to eye into the heart of the living and roaring God of the universe, the Lion of the Jews!
But God will bring Israel through, not unscathed, but to glory and His ultimate purpose, as all His enemies are finally destroyed.
Isaiah 33:17-21 “Your eyes (Israel) will see the King in His beauty; they will see the land that is very far off. Your heart will meditate on terror. Now where is the scribe (media)? Where is he who weighs and counts the towers? You will not see a fierce people anymore...Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts. Your eyes will see Jerusalem a quite habitation, a tabernacle that will not be taken down...There the majestic Lord will be for us...”
Isaiah 49:15 “Can a woman forget her child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surley they may never forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you (Israel) on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.”
Destroying and annihilating replacement theology:
Replacement theology is simply the term for the replacement of the call and plan of God on the Jews, with the church. It includes Jerusalem and the land of Israel, all collectively as part of God’s grand plan for the close of the age.
But replacement theology has been evident in many forms since the birth of the Jewish people and God’s covenant promises to them, and the land. It is a form of anti-Semitism.
Replacement theology replaces Israel with the church. But it cannot replace Israel with the true, Spirit-filled, informed and wise church, because they know better. So, in effect it tries to replace Israel with the Spirit-less, dead, compromised, conformist, worldly, interfaith church, in cahoots with Islam.
As soon as Israel is out of the way (if it could be), Islam would storm in! (Ask Iran)
So, in effect, replacement theology is replacing Israel with a dead church and militant Islam!
Replacement theology replaces God’s plans with Satan’s, and replaces Messiah with the antichrist.
These things are about to become supernaturally charged with a powerful spirit of evil – the spirit of antichrist. You must know these things now ahead of time and steer clear and lead others to steer clear too.
But here is the big take away item: Since the birth of Israel, Satan has tried and failed to destroy this work of God. He has failed every single time without exception.
Replacement theology aligns you with Satan’s purposes in these things.
If you are in it - say hello to your annihilation! It is coming, ready or not!
Big, dangerous errors:
One of the great threats to the true, spirit-filled church in these days is the Jezebel spirit. In many ways it is also a replacement theology or action. It replaces God’s authority with another.
The Jezebel spirit works primarily through women in the church, but not exclusively. It is a satanic spirit designed to bring down God’s authority structures and kill the work of God. It is a usurping spirit of control.
►It is a spirit that always tries to intimidate, introducing a fear of itself, thus nullifying the fear of the Lord in God’s workers.
Like Jezebel of old, the spirit must be identified and dealt with radically. Don’t negotiate with this spirit. Kill it, and throw it out of the church. If not, it will come back to haunt you. Jezebel comes in many disguises, camouflaged as the one who knows best. She is filled with sin and all manner of evil.
In the last 40 years or so, I have witnessed the Jezebel spirit destroy churches, families and other institutions of godly authority.
Today, institutions where godly authority is evident are being attacked all around the world simultaneously. Let me give you a simple, surprising example:
There is a concrete dustbin, outside on the sidewalk near my home. The other day, I saw someone walk past it, and through their empty tin on the ground right next to it.
That was a disrespectful disregard for God’s authority, which is in the dustbin! (Romans 13:1) Extrapolate this into the world and we see an attack of God’s authority structures everywhere.
But the problem is far greater. It leads to a usurping and pushing back of God’s ways, and replacing it with an illegitimate authority, of the devil.
The power of spiritual ignorance:
Spiritual ignorance is the license the devil sees in someone, before opening the floodgates of false doctrine. Be very sure of this fact: People who are not passionate about truth are fully open to error.
There is a dangerous force and power to be aware of in these days. It is the force of ignorance. I’m not talking about people who are of a lower intellectual calibre. I’m talking about those under the power of spiritual blindness caused by the god of the world and the true God.
If you do not know it yet, Satan blinds people and so does God. (2 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:11, Romans 1:28) But, it is always the fault of the individual. He is to blame for his own sorry spiritual state. It is their pride that is the problem.
As the end-time scenario escalates, so this power of ignorance becomes a plague.
►Ephesians 4:17-18 Amp “...You should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles do, in the vanity and emptiness of their souls and the futility of their minds. Their moral understanding is darkened and their reasoning is clouded. They are alienated, self-banished from the life of God.”
►Job 18:5-7 “The light of the wicked indeed goes out, and the flame of his fire does not shine...The steps of his strength are shortened, and his own counsel casts him down.”
►Isaiah 44:20 “He feeds on ashes; his deceived heart has turned him away; and he cannot deliver his soul, nor can he say, ‘Is there not a lie in my right hand?’”
Please read these three verses above, over and over! They are of profound importance.
The verse below is also amazing! How relevant it is to the world? It relates to culture, custom, tradition, the opinions of man and all his ways today. Look at the meaning of “snare!”
Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever puts his trust in the Lord shall be safe.”
Snare: Strong’s H 4170 – “Mowqesh.” Meanings: Curse, trap, nose ring, bait, lure.
Did you know that a great big bull, with much power is not going anywhere, when a rope is tied to the bull-ring in its nose? It is too sore to pull away, so the bull stays put, or just follows where it is being led.
That is the idea of the curse / snare brought by the fear of man, or those seeking the approval of man. They are trapped by the spirits of man and the world.
This is the way of the whole world.
Contrast all this with the numerous verses and examples of the blessing of the fear of the Lord!
Truth and error and your response:
Recently we have seen giant errors of interpretation and application. YouTube and others like it lend themselves to unobstructed error. There are a few good things on YouTube – not many!
Sometimes a minister of the gospel will say or teach something that you don’t agree with. And you have chapter and verse to prove him wrong.
In many cases – so what!
I recently heard a faith, health, prosperity preacher say something that surprised me. He said that many years ago, God called him to teach faith to the body of Messiah. He said, it was his calling. If that is so, I tell you something...He has fulfilled his calling very well!
He is not preaching a false doctrine. He is preaching truth. It may over-balanced for my liking, but – so what!
The big bottom line is this: Are you in your calling? If so – well and good; it will be blessed.
Many times a minister in error on something comes right a little further down the road. In many cases, God uses a man in certain areas and not others. That’s all His doing.
But there is a line to be drawn.
The Spirit of truth will always lead a person into more truth and correct the error as he goes. There will be identifiable results. There will be godly fruits and an inner witness.
But a person under the spirit of error generally goes deeper into error. It all gets worse, which is evident in the fruits. Pride is the terrible twin that walks with the spirit of error.
Be careful of any ministry based on legalism and exalted pride.
There are some bottom-line, major issues, which we should avoid at all costs. I believe very few ministers who are in, or get into replacement theology, or are silent on it, will come out of it. That spirit of error leads to the antichrist, with powerful unseen spirits at work in them.
Be careful of ministries who won’t touch eschatology. (End-times) They will have to replace it with a doctrine of no end-times, teaching that “everything will continue as it always has.” (2 Peter 3:4)
They will be ineffective in ministering holiness and radical change to you.
The end-time outpouring of the Spirit of God is the outpouring of the Spirit of truth. The end-time outpouring of the spirit of religion is the spirit of error.
Faith and grace is the way to sell your soul to the living God of truth. Law and works is the selling of your soul to religion and the demon gods of hell.
What a verse:
I really love the verse below! It’s almost like a slap in the face to the world.
Revelation 22:11 (End-time context) “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.”
May I share with you a personal testimony and ask you to consider joining me in this endeavour?
Looking at the verse above, we see God saying – “okay world, do you worst!” But He is also saying, in the face of these end-times - “be more righteous and holy.”
For me, holiness has become a wonderful, driving force. It has given me glimpses of eternity – by faith. It’s almost like the world’s evil is a driving force for me to distance myself from it more and more and be more holy.
I’m not talking about legalism, but I am talking about making a conscious deliberate, wilful effort to be more holy, of course led by prayer and fasting.
I tell you, something, it is not difficult and it is so worth it. It actually becomes your new normal after a while. It is gloriously empowering.
How to do it: Repent of all known sin. Fix and change your thinking, change what your eyes see and ears hear and your actions will follow. (1 John 1:9, Proverbs 4:25, Proverbs 27:20, Job 31:1, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Philippians 4:8)
You can do it! You will not regret it – ever!
Exodus 4:12-16 “Now go (Moses) and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say...So he shall be your spokesman to the people and you shall be to him as God...”
Don’t you love that? God tells Moses He will be with his mouth!
You can be God’s spokesman for your very own life and of course for others. Imagine having our Lord as your spokesman, speaking out of your mouth instead of the cursed media-mouth full of its garbage.
This is a composite of some of my art works of the past, mixed together.
Shalom and grow in Hvis Grace!