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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.
16th August 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Help in troubled times:
The US economy is strong, as are the major world economies, but we are seeing critical cracks in then all as they slow! Technical indicators are pointing to a world recession. The most reliable indicator is the US bond-yield curve inversion. I won’t go into details, because, it’s not our thing. It is a reliable recession indicator.
The timing of this lines up with so many other prophetic events, soon to come. Once a recession begins it escalates into many other areas.
A recession does not mean a market crash is on the horizon, although that’s always possible, based on sudden falling sentiment, which spreads like lightning. It means hard times are coming.
Why mention this? It is because these things affect the whole world, including Christians. Are you able to withstand coming troubles? Yes, the worst will be in the tribulation, but we are in the forerunner period now.
Many believers will be casting out economic recession demons, to no avail. Many will be asking why, why, why! It’s often a different story when your own family is involved. Are we as believers all family?
It’s difficult to recognise other believers as such, and as part of our very own family, with who we will be spending eternity. Through the new birth, we are brought together by the blood of our Lord.
Troubles in the world demand your attention and focus, but if you let them eat into you, they will damage you, discourage you, lead you astray and rob you of your coming reward. These troubles in the world will be temporary and will soon make way for a new glorious eternity!
The things of the Spirit of God are real and alive. You can’t think through to spiritual reality with your intellect or understanding, but you can and must see and get rid of the obstructions to the Spirit of God being released in and through you to other people.
God’s word – the truth, is your anchor and your hope. It is your reality and it is the source of your help and for others in trouble. It is His ancient word, a miracle and a mystery that is still so relevant today, in interpretation and application! What is amazing to me is that God’s word is so ancient, yet so true. It outlines the very reason why fallen modern man will reject it. It shows that modern man has another, modern gospel, chopped and changed to suite the sin-loving, compromised masses!
Ancient metal Bibles found in Jordan:
John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you, they are spirit and are life.”
Proverbs 23:23 “Buy the truth and do not sell it, also wisdom, instruction and understanding.”
Psalm 62:5 “My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.”
Note the amazing things in the verses above: Truth, wisdom, instruction and understanding are essential in these days. The source is exclusively, the Spirit of God, turning words to life!
In the face of troubles, people run to all sorts of sources for help, including the occult. There they find comfort and relief from Satan himself, in disguise, for a short while – then he kills!
But people also run to stable believers for help, are you able to really help them in the things of God and the things that will matter for eternity?
Whatever remains untouched by the work of the cross and the Spirit in of God in you, remains untouched in others too. It is the way of the mystery of the work of the cross that draws people to our King and Lord. These, the broken ones, carrying their cross, are the beautiful ones in these days.
Psalm 42:7 “Deep calls under deep!”
You can do many good things in life, all devoid of the Spirit of God and amounting to a big zero.
2 Corinthians 4:10 “We carry around in our body the death of Yeshua, so that His life may revealed in our bodies.”
What a staggering verse that is? We carry death to produce life!
Have you thought of the fact you are walking containers of the mystery of the death of our Lord – salvation for others?
Romans 6:5 “If we have been united with Him in His death, we will also be united with Him in resurrection.”
Are you able to accurately help seeking believers on all the issues of Israel, Jerusalem, the Jews and the plan of God for them? I tell you, we might know these things well, but the great majority of believers worldwide are in the dark on this incredible and exciting subject.
As a result of their darkness they are vulnerable to be Satan’s “light.”
Edition 471: May 28th 2019
Two sides of the sword:
These are words of life!
The Bible reveals both sides of the sword!
It reveals The Lamb and the Lion, law and grace, mercy and justice, the bride and the army. The Bible reveals the goodness and severity of God. It reveals war that is of God and peace that is of God and war and peace that is of the devil!
The Bible reveals a number of swords. They are: ●The sword of the word, and of the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:17) ●The sword of capital punishment. (Genesis 9:6, Romans13:4) ●The sword of murder. (Genesis 4:14). ●The sword of war of God. (1 Chronicles 5:20, 2 Samuel 22:35, ●The sword of war of the devil. (Psalm 120:7, Psalm 55:21, Psalm 140:1-2)
There are no contradictions here. It’s about correct interpretation and application of scripture.
The sword of God’s word is the most is more powerful than any nuclear weapon!
World war is coming to the world because world peace is coming to the world. World peace without the cross is a misnomer, and will never last. Godly initiated war is coming to destroy ungodly peace and bring about true, deep godly and holy peace – His way.
The sword of godly war is in fact a peacemaker!
Goliath’s amazing sword!
Goliath: Strong’s H 1555. “Golyath.” Meanings: Splendour, to reveal.
The giant’s so-called “splendour” is much like most of the enemies of Israel today, who are “splendid” in their own eyes, doing a “splendid” job in coming against Israel. But the name also “reveals” the intent of their heart to destroy God’s work with Israel.
In many ways, the antichrist will be a splendid one too. Now look at this verse speaking of Lucifer at his fall:
Ezekiel 28:17 (Amp) “Your heart was proud and lifted up, because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour. I cast you to the ground...”
The splendid giant, Goliath, filled with this spirit of Lucifer was cast to the ground in destruction!
The futility of the satanic sword of war was clearly seen in the hands of Goliath, the Philistine giant as he attacked David. The word ‘Palestinian’ is derived from ‘Philistine’. And David, of course, represents Israel today.
The Bible says that David “ran towards Goliath” before releasing the stone from the sling. That is a type of him not backing down when provoked. (1 Samuel 17:48) It has symbolic meaning for today.
Goliath was six cubits in height, his sword weight six hundred shekels and he had on six items of armour. (1 Samuel 17:4-7) That is 666!
Here is the fateful decree of Goliath:
1 Samuel 17:9-10 “If he (David) is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him, then you (Israel) shall be our servants. Then the Philistine Goliath said, ‘I defy the armies of Israel this day...” (This of course has many parallels today!)
The Philistines should have acted on the word of Goliath and submitted to Israel when Goliath was killed. Instead, today, they submit to the UN and others of the spirit of antichrist, “defying the armies of Israel.”
Do you see how the world has got this wrong? It’s just like Esau (father of the Arabs), who today are trying to reverse the effects of the sale of his birthright to Jacob (Israel)
But here is an interesting thing: David took Goliath’s own sword and cut his head off with it. Then, David said, ‘There is nothing like it, give it to me.’ He then took the giants giant sword and wrapped it in a cloth and kept it behind the ephod, which is the garment worn by the High Priest while performing his holy duty in the Ark of the Covenant. (1 Samuel 21:9)
Interestingly, the word used for “cloth” is the same word for military apparel. It is the word found in Isaiah 9:2-5 speaking of Israel coming to the “light of salvation” when the “cloth” garments of the enemies warriors will be rolled in blood and used for fuel of fire.”
This suggests an end-time application for the sword wrapped in cloth concealed behind the ephod. But most importantly, we must see the change in ownership of Goliath’s sword!
►Goliath’s sword at that point became David’s sword. It is now Israel’s sword!
This sword would put Excalibur to shame!
David’s slingshot killed Goliath and Goliath’s own sword made sure of it, when David used it to behead him. Here we see supernatural intervention of God in the defence of Israel (the sling and stone). God and David (Israel today) are a formidable force!
Is this a type of what is about to transpire again in Israel? – You bet!
Israel has a hidden, secret weapon! – It is Goliath’s sword! In type that means that the enemies of Israel will have only themselves to blame for their ultimate, soon coming destruction.
Think about this: Goliath’s sword was hidden behind the garments (ephod) used by the High Priest in the Tabernacle when he was conducting the most holy acts. What a strange place for David to store the sword of his enemy! But here is the amazing thing: This sword is now David’s sword and it is now holy! It has become an instrument of holy war for Israel and not against her!
There is great symbolism here in that all the weapons of war aimed at Israel are in fact behind God. Whatever happens to Israel has to go through the living God first! Do you see why the world at enmity with Israel is doomed? This also speaks volumes against all the churches of replacement theology and anti-Semitism.
Today Goliath’s sword is believed to be hidden in Ireland, but that’s another story! Oh, did you know that Ireland is trying to pass a bill criminalising any of its citizens that travel to Israel and buy Israeli goods in the so-called occupied territories? Shame on you, land of uilleann pipes!
Bear in mind that Goliath himself decreed that his own people were to be subservient to Israel if he was killed by David. This is still playing out today.
Deuteronomy 33:29 “Happy are you O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help and the sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, and you shall tread down their high places.”
So, Israel now has the supernatural power of God behind its modern sling and the holy power of God behind Goliath’s sword!
Isaiah 6:66 “There is a sound of noise from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the Lord -who fully repays His enemies!” (Note the number)
Joel 3:4 “...Will you retaliate against Me? But if you retaliate against Me, swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head.”
Obadiah 1:15 “The day of the Lord upon all nations is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”
The Palestinians have brought upon themselves the loss of their birthright to the land of Israel, due to Esau’s sale of it to Jacob / Israel. They have the curse of Goliath upon them and the curse of God upon them. (Genesis 12:3, Joel 3:2)
The splendid sword of Goliath failed in its mission to destroy David and bring down Israel. Now that same sword, just as a sword of Damocles in Israel’s hands will succeed in bringing down modern Goliath – all the enemies of Israel!
Beware US Democratic Party, and those amongst you who say “Jesus was a Palestinian and not a Jew.” You are exalting Goliath again! Good luck with that!
Isn’t it interesting that the champions of the unsaved world always make the wrong choice!
The world has and is choosing wrongly! It has chosen Lucifer, Satan, Adam, Esau, Ishmael, Goliath, Delilah, Jezebel, and Barabbas, the popes, the religion of law and works, and soon the antichrist!
Our weapons are not physical but spiritual. Israel’s weapons are both. (2 Corinthians 10:4) We are to stand in the gap for Israel in her time of conflict, in prayerful support.
True biblically based Christians do not seek war or conflict, but we don’t become complacent pacifists and play dead to the devil. We don’t run, we stand!
Some say, ‘you Christians are always talking about war.’ The truth is that the purpose of war and conflict in the Bible is to bring in peace, holiness and eternal victory! Can you hear Beethoven’s 5th (V-Victory) in the background?
Today, Israel is one of the most powerful military forces in the world, and most certainly in the Middle East. They have an amazing array of weapons.
- Israel had a weapon known as the Magic Wand. They developed it further, giving it new advances in missile technology and renamed it, “David’s Sling.” It is now operational.
- Israel developed its own missile defence system called the “Iron Dome.” Isaiah 4:5 “The Lord will create above every dwelling place in Mount Zion, and above her assemblies a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory, there will be a covering.”
- Israel and the US jointly developed the new, F35 Lightning jet fighter – the most advanced in the world, with multiple weapons systems. Psalm 144:6 "Flash forth lightning and scatter them; shoot out your arrows and destroy them,”
- Israel is believed to have nuclear weapons. (Zechariah 5:1-8)
- Israel’s symbolic sling is now loaded with the USA! Think about that, Iran!
- Israel’s secret weapon is Goliath’s now holy sword! We may see a surprise here soon, but for now this sword constitutes all the weapons collectively in Israel’s hands.
Israel’s rebellion to God:
We know from multitudes of verses that Israel is in rebellion to Messiah, but will repent. Much of the calamity that is still to come will be a result of her present rebellion.
When we as believers support Israel, we don’t come into unity with the sin of Israel’s rejection of Messiah, but we must come into unity with Gods plan and purpose to reveal Messiah to them and their ultimate grand purpose as fellow brothers and sisters to come.
►We don’t love others with our feelings, but with the Lord in us, based on His truth and not the opinions of man or the media. Our Lord is the lover of all lovers, and that must shine through.
We must see these things with spiritual eyes – God’s eyes and put away all our own opinions and especially those of the mass-media, the true Christian’s great enemy.
The reason so many can’t see God’s plans for Israel is because they have been spiritually blinded. They now become proponents, some in their silence, of violence and death to the Jews!
I heard one idiot on the way to demon possession by the spirit of legalism say, “I’ll be okay because I have my eyes open.” How can you see anything when God has blinded you, and the devil has opened your eyes to his work?
To really see things objectively from God’s point of view (which is all that counts) you need to be born-again of God’s family, and awake to His word, by surrender and obedience to it.
Many unbelievers will find when they die, after a successful life, that every second of their lives was a waste. It was wasted on self, sin, the world, and the plans of the devil.
If any unbeliever battles all his life to be good and right, he would be wrong on judgement day, because he has entered eternity as a wrong person!
Biblical truth is the foundation and source of our spiritual awakening and growth. It is also Israel’s, but that is not the end. Truth is the active pathway to the presence of the King and even to the sharing of His throne! (Ephesians 2:6, Revelation 3:21)
Truth is addictive and contagious, most exciting, and deeply satisfying!
Standing with and for Israel is the right way, the logical way and the way of reward.
We must put up spiritual borders and defences today, and fortify them. Our spiritual lives are at stake! Borders and barriers are important. Our spiritual gifts at work set up these borders with reinforced armour.
Those who reject the gifts have no armour but their own foolish minds. They have no borders to keep the devil and his world on the outside.
Satan hates borders, because the greatest eternal border has him on the far side- locked out forever.
I’ve said many times and will continue to do so: We need a specific, active pray strategy today. It must begin with personal repentance for all know sin. It must include the use of the sword of the Spirit in defensive strategy and offense against spirits of wickedness.
We must pray confusion into the enemy.
Part of the reason for the fall of the world is the disunity in the church and its failure to fully preach and teach the word of God. This leads to a compromised, weak, ineffective church.
The true church of God must be in unity for prayer to be effective. That does not mean all churches must be included. There are very many that must be excluded and severed from any idea of unity.
Knowledge of eschatology (end-times) today is more important than ever. Many Christians are as dead to eschatology as the unsaved. They are products of their pastors and leaders who don’t touch eschatology.
As a believer if you have no sword of the spirit, you have no spiritual authority and the spirit world knows that. You are then an ordinary inconsequential believer, no different to the world. Your authority is as significant as that of the media.
Here are two verses filled with the magnificence and majesty of God:
Revelation 1:16 “He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.”
Revelation 19:15-16 “Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God and He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Peace on earth:
Many believe that our Lord came to bring peace on earth now and everything is going to be just fine. The famous song (which I despise) “Glory to God and peace on earth.” even goes a long way to promoting that lie.
Here is what the verse really says:
Luke 2:14 (Amp) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased – men of good will, of His favour.”
The truth is, peace on earth is most certainly coming, but only to a select, exclusive group – the saved! So the unsaved ho, ho, ho crowd can sing that song all they like, world peace is not coming to them.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not think I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.”
Add to this the misconception which is cast in stone-sculpture on the side of the UN building in New York: “They beat their swords in plowshares...”
There are two important verses. One comes first and then the other:
Joel 3:9-11 “Prepare for war, wake up the mighty men...Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ Assemble and come, all you nations...”
Isaiah 2:4 “...They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation anymore. (Micah 4:3)
So yes, as I said earlier, war against all that is not of God creates world peace.
More powerful verses on swords:
Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17-18, Joel 3:9-10, Jeremiah 47:5-7, Proverbs 12:18-19, Psalm 59:7.
Keep in mind as you note world headlines, that the David (Israel) and Goliath (Palestinians) story is far from over. The only new thing is that the nations of the world, particularly Europe, have joined the Palestinian cause against Israel!
And on a personal level, keep in mind that true biblical Christianity is not for sissies!
The sword of God cuts and divides between what is of God and what is not in our own lives and also in the world out there. It is just the same for Israel. As we willingly submit to our Lord and merge into His ways, these swords become less painful, for which we will be eternally thankful.
Tough times are coming, but I see with my spiritual eye that very many will fly high, very high in wonderful shining glory forever. Many of your lives will stand as an eternal living monument to our Lord and His glory. Don’t lose heart!
Psalm 57:4-5 “My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men who are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Be exalted O God, above the heavens; and let Your glory be above all the earth.”
Isaiah 49:1-3 “...The Lord has called me from the womb; from the matrix of my mother He has made mention of my name and He has made my mouth like a sharp sword. In the shadow of His hand He has hidden me and made me a polished arrow. In His quiver, He has hidden me. And the Lord said to me, ‘you are My servant, Israel, you who strive with God...in whom I will be glorified.’”
Serious and severe times are here, for many they are the tools of glory.
I took this picture from a chopper flying over the Cathedral Peak and Bell in the Drakensberg.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!