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- The impasse continues, with very little new prophetic news right now.
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
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 480: July 30th 2019
Great glory to come!
These are words of life!
Isaiah 43:7 “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him and made him.”
Glory: Strong’s (Hebrew) H3519 – “Kabowd”. Meanings: Glory, honour, riches, abundance, splendour, dignity, purity, reverence.
Glory: Strong’s (Greek) G1391 – “Doxa”. Meanings: Judgement, splendour, brightness, magnificence, majesty, excellence, pre-eminence, perfection.
The Judgement seat of Messiah is also be called the glory seat. It is the seat of the handing out of glorious, eternal, incorruptible rewards.
The word “glory” has really been cheapened these days, so it is of great importance to understand it from a biblical point of view. As you see from these definitions, “glory” relates strongly to our future, rewarded, position in Messiah. The outworking of it now in our lives is just as important.
Glory is revealed in us slowly as we mature and move from perfection to deeper perfection.
An atomic explosion “atomo” is coming, which will transform our lowly bodies into a new body just like that of our Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:52). Right now we have, “this treasure in earthen vessels”. (2 Corinthians 4:7)
The spectacular, earth shattering revealing of the great glory of God which He ordained for us before the foundation of the world, comes together with the great forgetfulness of God – of all our sins! (Ephesians 2:10)
You do not just drift into God’s glorious plan for your life. It is a calculated choice, and decision based on the revelation of His plan for you. It comes as a response to Him. Do you think you will be rewarded because you thought of running a race? You must run the race and finish it well.
I once saw a dog running an obstacle race, and get sidetracked because someone put a piece of steak next to a jump. Do you think that dog got a reward? – Not a chance!
To get the complete picture we must also look at the opposite side of the coin.
Obviously, we can just take the words of definition of glory and apply the opposite. But there is more to it. The glory to be revealed involves defeating the enemy and destroying the sins that so easily “beset and befall us”!
The glory to be revealed involves the manifestation of truth in us - His truth, His way, tailor-made for us, as part of our calling! All things must get out of the way that stand in the way of us fulfilling God’s plan for us. That’s the difficult thing in these days!
It’s easy to “put on” all the rubbish of the world, but far more difficult to “put off” the world, once we have “put it on.”
You will need to give an account to God of how diligent you were in removing the obstructions to God’s call on your life? It’s not an inconsequential question! It will affect your eternal future.
We must understand that there are almost always two sides to our obedience to Messiah. One is doing His will and the other is not doing the will of the enemy, and Christians are so good at hiding the works of the devil!
True, biblical Christianity involves drastic change in your life. The longer you delay it, the harder it becomes. Just do it – now!
We must clearly identify the works of darkness. These are: The works of Satan himself, all demons, fallen angels, witchcraft, Jezebels, warlocks, wizards, people of pride, false prophets, and false teachers and preachers. You can add to the list sin, evil, unrighteousness, wickedness, and error.
In fact, as the full glory of God is revealed it necessitates the destruction of the entire universe, and every “corner” into which Satan, and his demons had access. A new universe will be created then.
The coming glory of Israel:
A military attack, or the continuous verbal attacks on Israel from the UN and others is one thing, but the sick, spineless attacks of many ministries on Israel is a stench in the nostrils of our God.
We are seeing more and more of these subtle, anti-Israel attacks coming from the church.
Just listen to a minister with little or nothing to say on Israel, and I tell you that very soon he will be a minister of replacement theology, under the auspices of the spirit of Hitler! Silence in a spiritually charged environment means you need to get out of ministry.
We all know how Israel missed her calling. We all know the consequences. But many even with a teaching ministry, want to keep Israel down, out and under their cursed wings. They think God now has His church, and is finished with Israel.
God has a great, great plan. He is going to glorify Israel! He will bring Israel to her knees, clean her up, save her and use her as an instrument of His own, to bring salvation to the world, after the rapture, in the tribulation period.
The verses below all relate to Israel’s grand, soon-coming glory, to be revealed:
Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise shine, for your light has come! For the glory of the Lord has risen upon you (Israel) The glory of the Lord will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your brightness, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 49:3 “You are My servant O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
Deuteronomy 30:7 “The Lord God will put all these curses on your enemies and all those that hate you and persecute you. And you (Israel) will again obey the voice of the Lord...”
Zephaniah 3:13 “The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth...”
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
By the way, there are hundreds of verses similar to these few above, in the Bible.
These three verses below could only be addressed to God’s other people – the Gentile church:
Isaiah 57:14 “...Prepare the way, take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”
Romans 1:16 “Salvation is for the Jew first and also the Greek...”
Romans 11:11 “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not, because through their fall, to provoke them (Jews) to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.”
So, has God finished with the Israel?
Salvation is of the Jews and salvation will be of the Jewish Messiah in the tribulation period.
►What would be the motivation of the Bible ‘teacher’ who supposedly knows the word, and is silent on Israel, when God says that we are to make the Jew jealous, and take the gospel to the Jew first? It’s obviously to get rid of the Jews.
What follows is most important. Don’t underestimate this:
The attack upon the glory of Israel:
If the prophetic word and plan of God for Israel can be stopped or hindered, Satan would have a legitimate right to prevent his own judgement, because, legally, he will say, “God did not bring His word to pass for Israel.”
This is one of the dangers of replacement theology. It plays right into the hands of the devil.
Today, I warn you afresh! There are many ministries out there who are openly into replacement theology. But there are many just awakening to their inglorious, detestable, reprehensible role. They have no Spirit of God leading them, only spirits of ancient dictators and antichrists.
If you receive from the teaching of some, of these spiritually deceived tricksters, trying to prove themselves right and everyone else wrong, especially relating to Israel, you will come under their spirit, and your eternal reward and glory will go up like a puff of smoke.
►When you try to get rid of the Jews theologically, you are Hitler without the gas ovens – yet! You are Hitler in the pulpit and on YouTube - just firing up. You are the protagonist and champion of the “new” eternal hatred. (Ezekiel 35:5)
Jeremiah 31:1-3 “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people...Yes I have loved you with an everlasting love.”
Hatred is in fact supreme love of self in action, which will not share its glory. But when it comes to the replacement or removal of Israel, it is a satanically inspired! Run away from it!
The prayer of glory:
There is great power in prayer, but there is more in the power of the prayer of agreement, where two or more pray and stand together in unity. It is greater still when accompanied with fasting and the gifts of the Spirit.
Effective prayer obviously necessitates insight and discernment, so that we know the strategies of the devil and be effective in combat.
Prayer within disagreement or no spiritual insight produces a big zero and leaves many doors to the enemy wide open.
In my own prayer life, I always like to begin with a time of simple exalting and uplifting our Lord. I declare to Him, His own word. This is not a prayer for things. It is to simply reflect on who our Lord is. When possible, I like to make my prayer demonstrative, by bowing down, lying down on my face, raising arms and hands, and the like.
There is something special about verbalising the glory of the Lord!
Don’t ever lose sight of the importance of the coming glory and the rewards that will be given to those who earned them. Make sure it is a part of your prayer life.
We must always remember that as we come before our Lord it has consequences. If most people could have just a small peek behind the veil of glory into eternity, their lives would forever be drastically and radically changed.
When you see who really are and what you are going to be – forever, it can only slay you!
The crowns of reward are most amazing and awe-inspiring! They are exclusive and not for all believers. All true believers will be saved, but not all will be rewarded.
The Bible has so many wonderful, rich descriptions of the eternal state – some of these are seen in these crowns of reward.
The crowns are: ●The Incorruptible crown, given for conquering the flesh. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27) ●Rejoicing and soul winning. (1Thessalonians 2:19-20) ●The crown of life, given for endurance of trails (James 1:12, Revelation 2:10) ●The crown of glory, given for those who disciple and steward God’s people. (1 Peter 5:2-4) ●The crown of righteousness, given for those who long for His appearing. (2 Timothy 4:8)
The effect of persecution:
In most cases when the church is under attack, it causes people to come together in a new unity. It causes many niggly little differences to evaporate!
Persecution is a form of judgment on the church. It has the effect of revealing the glory within!
Very often when a church is under attack you see real miracles taking place. I’m not talking about all sorts of unverifiable circus-type claims!
Persecution consolidates your beliefs, and reveals in you what you are really made of! It identifies you with the others as well. It also awakens the Lion in the church! (It’s a bit risky getting too near a lion that has just woken up – you don’t know what side of the bed he got out of)!
I don’t believe we will see the intense form of persecution of the tribulation period, but even now, the church is under growing attack. So, I believe that this will be one of the factors causing unity in the church in these days.
It will be limited, as some of the die-hards and those deeply ingrained in their anti-Israel stance harden their hearts even further.
The great wild glory to come:
Personally, I’m a lover of nature and all things wild, although I haven’t been able to hug a tree much these day. But I can already begin to imagine the glory that awaits us out there. Romans 8:19 speaks of the great manifestation and revealing of the glory of the saints.
Perfect, new, holy environment is coming. Renewed animals with a new nature are about to stomp the earth.
Imagine a Spiny Lumpsucker that doesn’t suck your blood, or a grove full of raspberry armadillos?
Our Lord, God and King is the artist of all artists and He doesn’t have a bad day!
One of the passions that led me into the art world many years ago was the ‘allure’ and ‘mystery’ behind artists, in that they created something beautiful out of nothing, a glory still to be revealed!
You can assist in the glory of others, which will be manifest, or you can be to them a hindrance and stumbling block.
Tragically, the horror of hell is also going to be revealed!
Ezekiel 22:30 (Due to Israel’s wicked leader) “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall and stand in the gap, before Me on behalf of the land; that I should not destroy it; but I found none.”
The Prophetic Scroll will stand with and for Israel and God’s pure and perfect plans for them in their coming troubles. I will stand (increasingly) against those who come against Israel. And as always will stand with and for the true church of the living God.
Glory in the highest, glory in the highest!
I took this picture hanging out of a chopper early one frozen morning, flying over the Dragon’s Back in the Drakenberg Mountains, with cascading, whirlpools, and falls of mist. Interestingly, the circular rainbow around the chopper’s shadow is called the “Pilots Glory!”
Shalom and grow in His Grace!