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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 472: June 4th 2019
Identifying end-time nations:
These are words of life!
Where is the USA in Bible prophecy? Where is Britain? Who are the nations of the end-times, and how do we identify them? How do they fit into the grand plan of the greatest drama ever?
The role the nations play in end-time prophecy is most important. Do they know that their destiny is here in the Bible? Do we see the overall picture of the giant jigsaw puzzle?
Nations in the Bible are identified by their biblical name. If that nation has changed its name to a modern name or the borders have changed, or it is a new nation, then we need to identify it by other factors. The Bible uses colours, metals, trees, animals, birds and beasts to identify nations.
Sometimes numbers, signs, symbols and other factors are used as well.
The Bible uses the following words for the nations. (Those with an “H” in front are Hebrew words and of the Old Covenant and the “G” is for Greek and from the New Covenant.)
Strong’s H1471 Gowy. Meanings: Gentile nations, people.
Strong’s H6440 Paniym . Meaning: Of similar face.
Strong’s H 523 Ummah. Meanings: Tribe, cultural community of people.
Strong’s H5971 Am. Meanings: Nation of kinsmen, countrymen.
Strong’s G1484 Ethnos. Meaning: Ethnic, same human family, people group.
Here are just a few of the many animals whose characteristics are used to identify nations.
●Bear = destructive power. ●Dragon = Satan and demons. ●Eagle = Speed, power, vision, height, protection. ●Goat = sin. ● Lion = Power. ●Wolf = disguised enemy, false teachers. ●Fox = cunning, deceit. ●Sheep = submissiveness, gentleness. ●Serpent = Satan, evil spirits. ●Scorpion = Evil spirits, evil people, pain.
Here are some of the end-time nations of the Bible:
●Judah, Israel = Israel ●Ammon, Moab, Edom = Jordan. ●Assyria = Syria, Iraq. ●Sheba= Saudi Arabia. Dedan = Yemen. ●Gomer = Germany. ●Magog, Rosh, Gog = Russia. Tubal= Turkey. ●Philistia= Gaza. ●Persia = Iran. ●Tarshish and islands = Britain, US and commonwealth countries.
The main end-time nations are:
●Israel identified as a lion. ●Britain also identified as a lion. ●Commonwealth nations, identified as the young lions. These are USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and a few others. ●The USA is identified as an eagle in many verses. ●Russia identified as a bear. ● Europe identified as a beast with ten heads. (Also ten toes of the giant)
End-time Babylon is a name for the collective (mixed together) nations of the world. Egypt refers to Egypt today, but with a double reference to the word as well.
Nations and Israel:
All nations are treated by God in relation to their treatment of Israel, as well as their tolerance and promotion of sin in their lands.
Today the nations are at their most important watershed ever.
The group of verses below show the end of nations who come against Israel and the nations of sin:
Zechariah 12:3 “I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away (divide it) will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all nations that come against Jerusalem.”
Amos 9:8 “Behold the eyes of the Lord are on the sinful kingdom (nation) and I will destroy it from the face of the earth.”
As the tribulation period nears, so does the antichrist empowered by Satan, with his fruits. These fruits are: killing, stealing, destroying, lying and bringing confusion. Of course Satan’s big ace is anti-Semitism in the nations, and replacement theology in the church.
Today we are seeing confusion of nations like never before, especially related to Israel.
Joel 3:1-2 “When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat (The Lord judges) and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have also divided up My land.”
And just a few verses on:
Joel 3:12-14 “Let the nations be wakened , and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat (Lord judges).For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations...The winepress is full, the vats are overflowing – for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision...”
What never ceases to amaze me is how clear the Bible is on coming judgement and destruction on those who oppose Israel, and yet that evil force grows!
The further away from the truth the world moves, the more unacceptable the truth becomes, and the closer and more inevitable the world’s judgment becomes.
It can be well demonstrated biblically, that the entire anti-Israel force arises in parallel with general sin in the nation.
The kingdoms of this world are characterised by those who do their own will. The kingdom of God – by those who do His will.
Today, like never before the world needs strong nations, just as it needs strong families and strong churches, standing securely, rooted in the Lord and His word.
Strong spiritual weapons of defence and offence are need for believers within nations.
The church is the door that lets the devil in or keeps him out. The spiritually armed church is the doorkeeper. The spiritually lit church is the light of the world!
The cultivated fear of the Lord produces wisdom in you, but also keeps you in all truth and awake to what is needed and when. It acts as a spiritual thermometer.
The fear of the Lord keeps you from all other fears, and gives you strong confidence, even while the nations are in upheaval.
Proverbs 14:26-27 “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to avoid the snares of death.”
The church has a powerful absolutely necessary role in these days. Consider these powerful verses:
Exodus 33:13-14 “I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You, and consider that this nation is Your people. And He said, ‘My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.”
1 Timothy 2:2-4 “Pray for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is god and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and come to knowledge of the truth.”
Acts 9:31 “The churches throughout all Judea, Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were edified, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, as they were multiplied.”
Nations under curses:
There are many entire nations who have led themselves into and under strong generational curses by their witchcraft, rebellion to God, and anti-Israel position.
These curses are listed in Deuteronomy 28. They are so extremely relevant to today and so visible today in certain nations. The curses centre on poverty, ongoing failures, disease, crop failure, infant mortality, over population and more.
The most succinct few verses relating to nations under curses are found in Hosea 4:1-13
Here is a brief summary of the main points of those verses in Hosea:
►There is no truth, mercy or knowledge of God in the land. The land will mourn with lying, killing stealing, adultery, bloodshed and the beasts and birds and fish will be taken away. The people will question the priest (God) and stumble in the day, with the false prophet. They have rejected the knowledge of God, so God will reject them. The more the people increased, the more they sinned against God. They set their heart on iniquity and the people, like the priest will be punished. They shall eat but not have enough in their poverty. Their harlotry will give them no increase. They will be enslaved by wine and ask counsel from idols. They have played he harlot against God. They will be trampled down.
Today it is fashionable to question Gods authority, reject it, as seen above.
Questioning God legitimately is fine, but challenging God and replacing His word with your own is not. The problem is making God submit to, and fit in with modern man!
Who is to compromise, to whom, Satan to God or God to Satan?
Proverbs 24:15-16 “Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous. Do not plunder his resting place; for a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.”
Like Pharaoh’s magicians challenging the power of God, Satan’s servants in the modern nations are on the same course and the outcome will be the same!
Did you know that the world is on course? That is why it is futile to try to change that course. Yes we can and must create peace as much as possible and an environment for the gospel to go out, but don’t ever forget the course of the nations.
Ephesians 2:1-2 “You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
Sheep and goat nations:
Leaders and those in authority need to know that they are sheep or goats leading their kind.
Matthew 25:31-32 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory (end of tribulation) and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory and all nations will be gathered before Him and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.”
Verse 41 speaks of the goat nations being cast into everlasting fire.
The word for “nations” above is “ethnos” and it is plural.
God does no condemn the righteous with the wicked. He reserves His wrath for His enemies.
There are no nations as such, in the rapture, only individuals. Nations as a whole cannot be born-again, but nations can be “under God” in a more general sense.
Sheep and goat nations are an exclusive reference to nations in the tribulation period. These nations would consist of individuals who have missed the rapture and are due to be cast into hell or saved through into the Millennium.
Nations in the Millennium:
There will none! There will be only one nation totally under God. It will be the ultimate one-world government under our Lord who will rule with a rod of iron. It will be the most successful world / nation in history.
Satan and all his sin and rebellion will be banished. It will be like Eden restored.
Revelation 11:15 “Then the seventh angel sounded, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever.’”
Don’t go around like many do, claiming the kingdoms of the world for God now. Even if you could, you would get nations filled with evil and sin, which is not what the kingdom of God is. Read the verse above and note that the kingdoms become the Lord’s in the Millennium!
Fasting and prayer for a nation:
Isaiah 58:6-12 is the key chapter on fasting for a nation (many others too). Here are the main points of the chapter from verse 6 to 12:
“This is the fast, the Lord has chosen for His people to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free and to break yolks of bondage...Then your light shall break forth, your healing shall spring forth and your righteousness will go before you. The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you will call and I will answer...Your darkness shall dawn. The Lord will guide you continually, and strengthen your bones. You shall be like a watered garden and spring whose waters do not fail. You shall build, and raise up the foundations of many generations, and you shall be called: The repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.”
Many ministries and Christian leaders today are sensing the urgency and seriousness of the time, and holding regular, corporate fasting initiatives for the lost, for the church, for the nations and for the lost.
The Bible talks a lot of prayer and fasting together. Don’t underestimate its power and value.
Moral degeneration today amongst Christians is purely a result of the mistaken teaching and belief that a Christian can be happily joined to the affairs of the world and the course of the world and not be serious about the things of God now.
The shocking story of Britain:
Today Britain is in chaos. The heart of the liberal left and its association with anti-Semitism is evident for all to see, just like in most of Europe.
But did you know that Britain has had a shocking history for which it just may be paying for now and will do so into the future?
Some eighty years ago the British “sent” millions of Jews to their deaths! The British Government passed a law refusing to allow Jews fleeing the German Nazi’s to return to the land of Israel, which was under the British Mandate back then. This led to their deaths at the hands of the Nazi’s. Exact numbers are hard to come by, but that’s the main story –look it up)
Who was responsible for those deaths? That’s an interesting question. It was the Nazi’s, but what is not in question, is that it was an act of massive British betrayal of Jews which cost them their lives.
A number of analysts and historians have made a connection with the Brexit mess today. Is this pay-back time? Heaven help Britain if the Labour Party with its growing anti-Semitism comes to power now! Britain is heading for the curse of God upon them. (Genesis 12:3) Britain, wake up!
The USA in prophecy:
The US can be identified in some verses by an “eagle.” Bear in mind that eagles, lions and others are often used as symbols for other nations too, and other things besides nations, so you need to go by context.
The verse below implies that Israel will be helped by the US in the tribulation period.
Revelation 12:14 “The woman (Israel) was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place where she is nourished for three and a half years from the presence of the serpent.”
Many analysts identify Isaiah 18 with the US.
It is referred to as a nation with buzzing wings beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, which sends ambassadors by sea in the first few verses, but note the astounding development:
Isaiah 18:7-8 “In that time a present will be brought to the Lord of hosts from a people tall and of smooth skin, and from a people terrible from their beginning onwards, a nation powerful and treading down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the of the name of the Lord of hosts, to Mount Zion.”
Who could this end-time nation be? The Mississippi River in the US most certainly divides this militarily powerful land. And what is the gift being brought to Mount Zion (The Temple Mount)?
Is it the US Embassy move to Jerusalem? Is it the coming third temple? – Bingo!
We will soon see if we should ever play bingo again!
The word “present” in the verse above is also used here below:
Psalm 68:29 “Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, kings will bring presents to you.”
Do you see the connection?
The US is also identified as one of the “young lions” of Ezekiel 38:13 – the war of Gog and Magog. The young lions would be the commonwealth nations originating from the lion – Britain, of which the US is one. Here the young lions come to Israel’s aid in the war.
Many people say that the US is doomed because of its rampant sin. Let’s correct that: A nation is destroyed when the light goes out. The church is the light of the world / nation. Yes, I agree sin has gone crazy, crazy, but the reason is because a large part of the church has capitulated. That is the same reason a nation becomes anti-Semitic.
In fact, I challenge you to find me one nation on earth that is anti-Semitic and not filled with rampant escalating sin!
Today, we see many strong ministries in the US and a few other nations. Yes there are some churches that will pre-package you for hell, but there are some bright lights in the dark! In many cases it is just the few bright lights sparing a nation from judgement.
Pray for the bright lights to shine more brightly!
In His light we see light.
My classification for “shining lights” is: Evangelistic, growing churches and ministries excluding Catholics, who practice the new-birth.
Europe, your light has gone out. Russia, your light is almost out. China, your light is shining underground only. Britain, your light is going out! New Zealand, your light is going out. USA your light is shining. Canada, - shining but dimming. Australia, your light is shining, mate. India, your light is shining. Howzit South Africa, your light is shining. Israel, your light is about to shine brightly.
In nations where the biblical light is strong, there will be a backlash against the darkness! Those same nations will also have a high number of resident Jews, and a heart for Israel.
To the nations of the world: “It’s the final countdown.” “If you injure the eye of My people with your finger, I will put your light out.” – says the Lord.
I took the picture of the beautiful brown eagle and merged it into a misty baobab tree.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!