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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 482: August 13th 2019
Stop in your tracks!
These are words of life!
Stop – take stock! Take heed. Check yourself, examine your faith. Are you a Christian? Are you standing solidly and securely with our Lord in these days of shaking? Or are you blindly following the masses and the opinions of man and the traditions and culture of society?
John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life whoever believes in Me shall never die.”
“You will never die.” What an incredible statement!
Yes “You will never die.” But – “You will be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51) And “You will be like Him.” (1 John 3:2) What a difference that makes!
The implications of never dying are far above all we can even imagine with our own intellect. Do you know that it is above your ability to even imagine the glory of what lies ahead for true believers? (1 Corinthians 2:9)
We will not all be the same in the resurrection. We will, in terms of foundation, but what each one has built on the foundation of salvation will vary as the stars in brightness.
There are some very sobering facts about what lies ahead in resurrection for believers.
“God will judge the secrets of men. Every man’s work will be manifest”. (Romans 2:16) “God will bring every secret, hidden deed into judgement.” (Ecclesiastes 12:14)
Everything will be manifest, even our secret thoughts, then will come great reward and the new super-clean, super righteous you – forever!
Time is running out. We will all stand before the Lord in judgement for reward, or loss of reward. (2 John 1:8, 1 Corinthians 3:12-15, 2 Corinthians 5:10) The Bible also warns of “No one taking your crown.” (Revelation 3:11)
You can lose your potential reward now, by giving in the devil, but not once it has been issued in heaven. (Colossians 3:23-24, Hebrews 10:35)
Please get your head around the wonderful fact – “Your reward will never fade!” (1 Peter 5:4 Matthew 6:20)
I know I have spoken a lot about these things of late, but it is for a very powerful reason. You are on the doorstep of your eternal state! You can’t change it once done. You can change things now!
Peter said, “I will not cease to put you in remembrance of these things, though you know them.” (2 Peter 1:12)
Some personal testimony:
I’m always cautious of personal testimony, because pride sneaks in. So, I share this with you cautiously!
Many years ago I realised that the sin issue begins in the thought realm and then through to actions. To my amazement I discovered that it was not very difficult to control thoughts. In fact I can show you how now:
Cast down imaginations that exalt against God (without argument or reasoning) (2 Corinthians 10:5) do it whenever needed. Replace those thoughts with godly thoughts and do it whenever needed. (Philippians 4:8) Pretty soon clean thoughts become habitual.
Clean thoughts lead to clean hands. That then extends to your whole life.
Of course it all needs to be done with determination and prayer.
Psalm 18:20 “The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands, He has recompensed me.”
1 Corinthians 9:25 “I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”
When you stand before the Lord, you will not be able to blame those that influenced you the wrong way. You are guilty for your own thoughts and actions.
Today, I can safely say that my life’s passion is to walk in holiness with our Lord, to know Him more and the power of the coming age.
These issues are for all time, but the Bible stresses them with greater urgency and importance as the end-time battle for the mind and the hearts of the believers goes into high gear. As the end of the age nears, these things are all magnified greatly.
This is the time when so many of these things are being thrust into frontline battle, through the media, the entertainment world and multitudes of invisible evil spirits.
Revelation 12:12 “Rejoice O heavens and you who dwell in them, but woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
You must know your enemy. You must how he works, to be victorious over him. Satan operates through the world, the flesh-nature and the demonic.
You can’t separate the world and man’s flesh or self-nature. They are inextricably linked.
People always say, “Go to the root of the problem.” They are right. But when you get to the root of self and the world, there sits the devil, and you are stumped!
The flesh or sin-nature is drawn to the world-system. The command of God to us as believers is not to try and conquer them, but to die to them. That is the way to victory! (Galatians 2:20)
So, with these things in mind, we do not have much time left. Time for the church may well run out on The Feast of Trumpets this year. That’s the end of September. (Note I said “may”) Either way time is short to change your Christian act!
Comfort My people or kill My people! (Isaiah 40:1)
Israel is stirring, with many Jews coming to spiritual life now ahead of the tribulation. It’s in the air!
On this subject, here’s a thought to think: If God is finished with Israel as all those in replacement theology claim (and a growing number of others), that means the church goes through the tribulation and remains God’s agents of work and evangelism in the tribulation.
So what do you then do with the hundreds of verses showing that Israel is God’s chief agent in the tribulation. What do you do with all the verses about the importance of Jerusalem, a coming temple and more? Why would there have needed to be a return to the land?
The answer (for them) is, just change those verses and insert the church where you see Israel! Yet the Bible itself forbids changing even one word of the Bible!
So, you just get rid of the Jews with a fancy theology and spread it around. The churches of replacement theology do that systematically in their “respectable” neat suits.
If the church goes through the tribulation, Israel’s only function would be to disappear as a prophetic entity and become part of the church.
If God is finished with the Israel, His word can’t be trusted! Guess who is the author of that?
True Christians are the greatest friends the Jews have. Are you a friend of God’s work in this regard?
If the objective of Satan was to get rid of the Jews because out of them would come the Messiah and His church, why then does this eternal hatred still continue, now that Messiah has already been? What purpose would the Jews have to deserve being Satan’s enemy number one?
It’s simply because God has not finished with Israel! We ought to take the gospel to the Jew first and to make them jealous. We ought to stand with them and let them see that their Messiah is our Messiah too. We ought to present to them the good news of their coming salvation.
False teachers and prophets have one major characteristic. Their failed doctrine produces discouragement. They are the discouragers of the people. They encourage the lack of watchfulness and awareness.
The shining sign: (Daniel 12:3)
Isaiah 11:12 “He will set up a banner for the nations...”
We will all be displayed and known forever by the brightness of our eternal reward state. (1 Corinthians 15:41) We will be revealed without sin.
If all is to be manifest and all revealed, to whom will we be revealed in our full perfect glory?
It will be to all the family of God who know us, including those of our own personal family. We will be revealed to all believers of all ages. Abraham, Moses, David, Paul, the prophets, and all who are in heaven. The real, deep, inner you, fixed, changed and glorified will be on God’s banner for all in the universe to see and know.
All the devils, demons, fallen angels, witches, Jezebels and the entire unsaved world will see us in our complete full, rewarded, glorified state. All who have been cruel to animals and intentionally harmed the environment, will see us. They will see us with great trepidation from the wrong side of the impassable gulf!
All of creation will see us, as full completed loving true tree-huggers. All animals will see us fully revealed in shining, warm, friendly glory. (Romans 8:19)
The shocking truth:
There is so much glory that lies ahead, too much to comprehend, but what if the very basic foundational presupposition of what a Christian is, is wrong?
What constitutes a true Christian? It is not one who claims to be so. It is one who claims to be so, which is seen in his obedience to the Lord and His word.
It is one who has spiritual authority.
Obedience to our Lord also means disobedience to the word of Satan operating in the world and sin-nature of man. Disobedience to the world only needs to manifest when in direct contradiction of the word of God.
Many people say that they are believers. A true believer is one who obeys the Lord!
Obedience is pro-active and not just an academic belief. A powerful example affecting billions of people is seen particularly in the rural areas of the world’s nations. It is clearly evident in Africa. Out in the rural communities witchcraft is often predominant.
Many of these people believe in Jesus and believe that they are Christians, but they will not forsake their witchcraft beliefs and practices as well. They want both!
►Witchcraft plus Christianity = a curse!
Wherever you see a prominence of poverty in a community, you can be sure curses are at work.
Modern Christianity has sold its soul to the flaky church. They have sold their soul to deceived and ignorant teachers, and sold their soul to the opinions of modern man. For them to break free is like moving a mountain! Yes it can be done in faith, but why make your life difficult for yourself?
Many Christians only want the shallow, superficial things of God, because they won’t break with the world and its influences. That is one of the curses of today.
How difficult it is to obey our Lord when you have the modern world’s low view of Him. Vision of the true, high and exalted God, full of authority and glory, must cause you to fall down as dead before Him. All our arguments and reasoning’s must fade away in the light of His glory.
The more we live in His glory, the less we live for self, the world and its fancy reasonings.
Don’t trivialise your eternal potential and value. Don’t underestimate your importance.
These things should be a wake-up call to you!
►The way to know God is not intellectually or academically. It is in obedience to Him. Only the obedient know Him! Others are the great pretenders! Disobedience to God is replaces His wisdom with human reasoning, and pride.
Even true worship is lost and meaningless when there is no obedience.
Eve fell into the trap of reasoning rather than obedience. Your own human reasoning can easily become a stronghold of the devil, multiplying and expanding its rebellion as it goes.
Obedience to our Lord goes hand in hand with a number of synonymous doctrines. Brokenness is one of them.
The doctrine and experience of brokenness is so important in these days. It is a precursor to walking in obedience to our Lord. We need to be broken to the power of sin in us.
In many ways brokenness is like a baptism. Baptism is a type of death, burial and resurrection. This baptism of brokenness breaks open the outer-shell of man releasing the Spirit of God within, in a wonderful undefiled manner.
The unbroken cannot release the life of God effectively. On top of this, the unbroken are often still full of internal problems and tend to be distant and unapproachable.
►Brokenness releases light and the glorious aroma of the perfume that is contained in the alabaster box! (Mark 14:3) It is this perfume of God that also speaks of and even spreads holiness.
Before anyone can work for our Lord he must be broken by the authority of God. We are then stripped of our rights and self-effort and we encounter and obey His glorious authority. Then we will see sin as He does, and undergo a drastic change. We will see the rebellion of man’s heart.
Salvation under the microscope:
To be saved you must be 100% perfect and holy in every respect. All religion, including Christian religiosity, tries to make you good and right with God. Go and study they say, do this and don’t do that, try and try again.
Then along comes Jimmy the idiot, and some pastor in a beautiful shirt says, you need to be born-again, it’s as simple as ABC. So Jimmy gets saved and viola – he is no more an idiot! Now, he is perfect! But that perfection is on the inside. Now, he moves on and grows and matures in his faith, and the perfection in him, begins to work from the inside to his whole being. He correctly started with ABC and now everyone finds out that his name really is Jimmy Wiseman!
His friends are now amazed at his wisdom and they go to him for spiritual advice.
True, biblical spirituality is active, alive, and visible and can be encountered. Above all it results in growth, real growth in glory!
Only the new-birth kills you dead and re-births you – perfect. No religion can do that!
As your salvation matures, you must be growing in love and in hatred. Of course we don’t hate people themselves, but there is a great difference between hating people and the fruits – their sin!
Salvation today is far too soft on sin, which is why it is comfortably accommodated in so many churches.
Sin weakens you and specifically weakens your prayer. Your sin can also weaken others. If you are standing in the gap for others or praying for someone who needs your help, while you are in known unrepentant sin – you will not be heard. When one is weakened, so is the whole body, it knocks on!
Yes sin damages you, but have you thought of the extended damage it does to the whole body of Messiah?
The most important ingredient of your salvation is determined faith. It is almost blindly believing and lining up your life in obedience.
The verse below is totally shocking. To me it’s so simple and so profound.
Isaiah 46:10 “God declares the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand.’”
What is this verse above really saying? It is saying: “Shut up news media. Shut up world”
Yet today the world and so many in the church have opted for the ways of the world instead. You tell me, is this verse below an incredibly accurate description of today’s world?
Isaiah 3:5 “The people will be oppressed, everyone by another and everyone by his neighbour. The child will be insolent towards the elder, and the base towards the honourable.”
Armour for today:
The biblical armour of God is closely related to the gifts of the Spirit. The two are essentials in these troubled end-times.
The Bible likens the armour of God to that of a soldier.
Ephesians 6:14-18 “Stand, having girded your waist with the truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness , and shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer in the Spirit...”
Here is a list of the various gifts of the Spirit:
Prophecy, serving, teaching, exhortation. Leadership, mercy. Word of wisdom, word of knowledge, special faith. Healings, miracles, discernment of spirits, tongues, interpretation of tongues. (Romans 12:6-8 1 Corinthians 12: 8-10)
So if we put the armour and the gifts together, we are well equipped for these end-times. We are a formidable foe to the enemy! But Satan has been successful in neutralising much of the church by keeping certain of these items away through false teaching!
It’s interesting to me that the churches that are falling away are those who have rejected much of these things of the Spirit, and those that are and will still stand strong are those who receive and practice the above.
The test of error:
Does the presenter have a track record of truth? Does it harmonise with all scripture. It must not be of private interpretation? Does it come to pass if it is predictive? Does it glorify and exalt our Lord? Does it contain legalistic bondage? Does it bear witness within? It must in no way cause hero worship of the presenter? Does it contain God’s complete plan for Israel?
Philippians 3:14 “I press towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Messiah.”
You must stop in your tracks and note the focus of your life. Do you look more and more at the unseen than at the seen things of the world? The more you focus on what you can’t see the brighter you will be! (2 Corinthians 4:18)
I took the picture of the black rhino in the Umfolozi Game Reserve and combined it with a giant baobab tree at sunset.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!