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Deuteronomy 7:6 “You (Israel) are a holy people to the Lord your God, who has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth.”
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you.”
2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
Psalm 125:3 “The sceptre of wickedness will not rest on the land allotted to the righteous.”
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.
6th December 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The course of Israel and the church:
The course of Israel has a number of parallels with the course of the church, and many direct opposites to the course of the world.
I have compiled a few of the many verses relating to God’s relationship with Israel and the church – for your benefit. In this day, pressure is mounting on both. In reality it is mounting on God’s relationship with the two. The course of the world must be considered too.
It’s of great importance to know these things and to know them well. Do not be neutral! If you are, you will succumb to increasing satanic pressure and are likely to turn and come against the work of God, beginning your ride down a slippery slope.
Have a look at these amazing verses below and note the progression, as seen in the words in bold.
Exodus 4:22 “Say to Pharaoh, ‘Israel is My son, My firstborn.”
Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son.”
Romans 9:26 “It shall come to pass where it was said to them (Israel), ‘you are not My people’, there they will be called, sons of the living God.’”
Numbers 6:27 “So they shall put My name on the children of Israel and I will bless them.”
Hosea 2:19 “I will betroth you (Israel) to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in loving kindness and mercy.”
Jeremiah 31:4 “Again I will build you and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel...You shall be adorned.”
Isaiah 54:5-6 “Your maker (Israel) is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name...He is called the God of the whole earth.”
There are many similarities in these verses with God’s work in the church, but please note that most of these verses and terms above relate to family. This indicates a warm, personal relationship. It is not a cold religious law and works-based relationship.
So, God has a family called Israel as well as the church. You don’t want to mess with God’s family! Only the blind or stupid would do so.
As we see in these verses above, the course of Israel goes from the call to leave Egypt to birth, to child, to son, to virgin, to marriage, to receiving His name, to husband. What an incredible journey!
Do you see the course of the church right here too.
The church is called out of Egypt (the world) as we are born-again. We begin life at this new-birth. We are the children of God, we are virgins in spirit, (and are born of the One who was born of a virgin). We are betrothed and soon to sit at the “marriage feast of the Lord.” We have received His name upon us – Christian (Acts 11:26) Christian = Christ in us. We are the bride of our Husband of glory.
In the verse below we see that the marriage relationship – a covenant, lasts for a thousand generations. In other words, it’s ongoing. No, God has not cast away His people. (Romans 11:2, 25)
Deuteronomy 7:9 “God is a faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations, with those who love Him and keep His word.”
The verse below shows that the world is on another course, but it is a planned and plotted course,
Ephesians 2:2-3 “You once walked according to the course of this world, according to the power of the prince of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
The course of the world led by its prince of darkness, is into Egypt (the world-system) ending in hell. The course of the world is lined with disobedience and rebellion to God.
The course of Israel and the church is out of Egypt, which is a type of the world – to glory!
The course of saved Israel and the church, places us in family relationship now. The course and destiny of the church including born-again Jews is heaven, while those saved in the tribulation will be on course for the Millennium, but then at the end of it all – the grand eternal plan of God comes about, which is ultimate, union of God’s entire family forever in the eternity of eternities.
Set your eyes upon these things. Bow down your heart and mind to our Lord and His word and you will see great and mighty things! It’s all by divine design!
Edition 479: July 23rd 2019
Great end-time conflicts:
These are words of life!
Fortify the wall, get your spiritual weapons lined up and cleaned up ready to be brought into service.
You need to have defensive and offensive weapons on all sides, except your back! It is the Lord Himself that will be “your rear guard.” (Isaiah 52:12)
The greatest error of our time is not to see. It is to be blinded by the light! It is the error of seeing things from the wicked world’s point of view. In the sanctuary of darkness, your conscience will be seared, and you will be a vulture’s prey.
It’s okay to have spiritual hiccups for a short season and lose focus, but be careful out there, get rid of those hiccups quickly. They’re dangerous in these days.
Those who draw from polluted waters will themselves become polluted and then pollute others, and end up with more than a frog in the throat, or spiritual hiccups!
Many are inwardly drawn to error and have a natural propensity to be at home with it is. It’s always the same ones! You can be very sure that they are drawing form a polluted source!
Many of you out there would do well to throw out the polluted waters of your spiritual source.
A broken and clean heart before our Lord and the full acceptance of the work of the Spirit of God is the way to see clearly and with purity.
I recall way back in the 70s being fascinated with a piece of paper that had a silver emulsion on one side. When it was exposed to a controlled light and placed in developer, suddenly an image began to appear. You could manipulate the image intensity in various ways, but you were stuck with it once it had gone into a bath of fixer and then washed.
Back in those days that was the essence of how photography worked. Today we do most of these things digitally.
It is the Light of God that enlightens the image. But He shuts off its making as well.
The point for us all is that once the image of our lives has been reflected onto God’s eternal “paper” and been fixed, it’s a signed, sealed and delivered situation.
This, my friends is like the light of your glory. It will appear and it will last forever. It will not fade! Once your glory has been revealed by God’s light – that’s it, you can’t do it again.
Silver-coated photographic paper works only once!
Colossians 3:4 “When Messiah who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
Isaiah 60:20 “Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself, for the Lord will be your everlasting light and the days of your mourning shall be ended.”
1 Thessalonians 5:5 “You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not in the night or darkness, therefore let us not sleep as the others do, but let us keep watch and be sober.”
Don’t waste your time on the rubbish the world has to offer. We don’t know how long we have? Of course there are some whose focus must legitimately be in success in the world, but it is always with the kingdom of God as a priority in their lives.
Personally, I have just had a terrible health “encounter” that I did not think I would come out of. Only a week or two later, after some cracking prayer from friends and my prayer partners, I’m almost back to normal again.
I would like to thank those who selflessly stood in the gap for me.
In fact I can now see the other side of the story. I have endeavoured to turn this around on the devil’s head and come out stronger for our Lord.
So, to me it is now already like a new milestone. I dedicate myself afresh to serving you.
Conflicts are ramping up!
The Straits of Hormuz are becoming the battle-waters of coming great conflict.
It’s not so much about oil-tankers carrying black gold from the deep to the west. It’s not so much about Iran and the US or Islam against Israel. It is about Satan and God!
Satan knows that one little spot – a choke-hold, a strangle-hold sees about 30% of the world’s oil need flow through Hormuz. That can disrupt the world economy in a flash if interfered with.
I’ve said for many years and do so again, this will be the nasty trigger to Gog and Magog and the other wars of prophecy in the region.
The question is not what you or I think on these issues, but whose side are you on in spiritual terms. (Revelation 12:12-13)
Where God goes and is acknowledged, and recognised, upliftment comes along. New vision and understanding comes along. It always works in the larger picture too. In other words, upliftment of society as a whole takes place – all for the betterment of mankind.
The source can even be one small ministry, which then spreads outwards. It is evil spreads in a lack of godliness in the nation.
Think of this: The USA has always been a “nation under God” to some degree. The US has always stood with and for Israel. You could see it in the inventiveness and success through their times.
Pretty soon the Space race began.
“Reach for the stars – reach for the final frontier” they said, and off they went in funny space suits to the final frontiers, the conquest of paradise, even though it amounted to not much more than a paradise ball of cheese in the sky!
►But the godless reject the ways of God and are drawn down! Relating to Israel we have the final frontier now being turned by the world-system to the “final solution again”!
As God’s glorious plan of salvation for the world flies through history, we see the wonderful plan encapsulated in:
Israel is: ●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected ●Regathered ●Repented ●Accepted.
On May 14th 1948, the Lion nation, soon to release the Lion of the tribe of Judah, became a nation, which was part of this process above. Israel reached for her lost Star in blind obedience to God’s prompting. The final frontier beside one arrived - their national Promised Land. (Their salvation in Messiah being the last frontier.)
But what happened the very next day? On May 15th 1948, the Palestinians declared it “Nakba” day. Meaning: “The day of catastrophe.”
If you seriously look at these two issues you can see those who have chosen heaven and those who have chosen hell!
It is: “Bless Israel and be blessed” – God. Or “Let’s wipe Israel off the map.” – Iran.
Who do you think will come out on top here? A lot more half the world have become thicker than 26 planks. – And many churches too.
Today, more and more, people have become so junk-filled that they can’t distinguish between what is right, holy and what is of the devil anymore.
Many times when you are an advocate and practitioner of God’s holiness, and His ways, people look at you funny! But don’t be concerned about that. God will look at them through eyes of fire and fury – soon – not very funny!
Rend you hearts! Be clean...you are in conflict even now.
Joel 2:13 “So, rend your hearts and not your garments; return to the Lord your God...”
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
Psalm 24:4-5 “He who has clean hands and a pure heart and has not lifted his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully, will receive blessing from the Lord.”
2 Samuel 22:21 “The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness and according to the cleanness of my hands.”
Don’t ever get the idea from anyone that all you do even in sincerity is of God and will be rewarded. Those who are carnally minded and have built their lives on the errors of the day will have it all stripped away – forever.
Many people are storing up a pile of rotten, dead works in their lives. It actually goes frighteningly further “Being carnally minded makes you an enemy of God!” (Romans 8:6-8)
For the active believer caught up in glorious truth – great glory awaits. Even nature itself is stirring ahead of the revealing of the saints!
When you are on the right path, you will have an inner witness and peace will be your end.
This is a mix of a cheetah picture, a lion and a baobab tree. I took the the pictures in Botswana some years ago.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!