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- The Kurds in Syria call on Russia and the Assad regime for help. Bear in mind that this stage of the war broke out on Yom Kippur, the day of the anniversary of the Six-Day War, which was essentially about getting Jerusalem back into Jewish hands.
- Although the US withdrawal from Syria has thrown the region into chaos, from a biblical, prophetic point of view, we are seeing an alignment of prophetic wars and their involved nations, all lining up. These are the wars of Syria / Damascus, (Isaiah 17) Gog & Magog (Ezekiel 38 &39 and Psalm 83. There are 10 nations mentioned in the Psalm 83 war and nine nations in the Gog / Magog war. Some of the nations overlap indicating that this could all be one big war.
- Russia comes in to fill the void left by the US in Syria."Jerusalem spooked by Russia's growing control over the Midle East." (Times of Israel 18 October.)
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Matthew 21:15 “When the chief priests and the scribes (Media) saw the wonderful things that He did...they were indignant.”
Matthew 23:13 “Woe to you scribes, (Media) Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven for men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed is he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God.” (Media)
Jeremiah 8:6, 9 “Everyone turned to his own course... Look the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood...The wise men are ashamed, and dismayed and taken. Behold, the have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have.” (Media)
Isaiah 30:1 “Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin.” (Media)
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.
18th October 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
- There is still no Israeli government in sight as Bennie Gantz rejects Netanyahu’s latest offer to form a unity government. But Gantz says he is thinking about it. It is this impasse that is delaying the release of the “Deal of the Century.”
- AThe US brokered ceasefire in Syria is falling apart one day after it was instituted! Mike Pompeo tells Netanyahu this morning (18th October) that the US will still support Israel.
- Late breaking news is that this morning 18th October, the ceasefire has broken down with renewed fighting, shelling and bombing in the region of the ceasefire as smoke rises from towns.
- Iran says it will continue to violate the nuclear deal as it moves to higher levels of uranium enrichment, provoking the world and Israel in particular.
- The Russian bear is making serious, strategic advances in Syria and in the wider Middle East. Iran and Turkey are fateful players, preparing the way for WW111 (The war of Gog and Magog, Syria and others. We are witnessing a very fast reshuffling of the stage.
- What we are seeing in the Middle East is battle for power and control – all perfectly prophesied!
Israel has a beady eye on it all. Prophetically, Israel must be a key component of these wars. It really doesn’t matter who does what, because prophecy will and is being fulfilled!
By the way, because the Bible prophecies certain things that does not mean it is sanctioning those things. They will come to pass right or wrong.
Bible interpretation and application:
In this report I want to draw your attention to some very important issues relating to our understanding of the Bible. These issues have always been important, but now as we head into these dangerous end-times, it is of critical importance.
We need to understand that Bible prophecy comes in various forms. Sometimes it is written directly for the present time exclusively. For example, the prophecies of Isaiah 17 relating to the soon coming destruction of Damascus, Syria, have never had an occurrence in history. Therefore its interpretation and application is for one point in time – now.
Then, we have many prophecies that were events that took place historically. That would be the interpretation. But they may have application to future events. This is called prophecy with a double reference. In these cases you need to be well disciplined in your application. Never take and application or analogy too far!
In dealing with prophetic application you must always be on guard against presumption. You really do need the gifts of the Spirit to correctly see into prophecy. Bear in mind that the word of God is useless, dead letter, or it is alive and presently speaking. The baptism in the Spirit makes the difference.
Sometimes a prophetic vision or message may be built on a number of different sources, and like a grand conductor, the Spirit of God puts it all together.
Prophetic interpretation and application must not contradict any verse in the Bible.
There is much to be said about prophetic dreams and visions. Personally, I don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, but I’m very cautious. More so from whom they originate.
But, the Bible says that there will be an increase in dreams and vision as the end approaches. We must be watchful, but also watchful in relation to whom these dreams and visions come from, because many, in their pride, are on the manipulation band wagon!
The central purpose behind all prophecy is to reveal and inform us about the coming of our Lord, It is o give us knowledge, understanding, wisdom and sight of His soon coming and all the events surrounding His coming. It is bring Israel face to face with her Messiah.
Bible prophecy also reveals the work of the enemy. It reveals the modern kiss of Judas in replacement theology!
Time is very short!
We must always beware of spiritual novices with some of these gifts. Many of them create a big mess, which has to be unravelled.
We must always be aware of the spirit in and behind certain Bible teachers and ministers. Too many have a pride and ego problem, which the devil uses to bring in great error. Too many are subtly creating division, which becomes a sect and finally a cult!
Beware of those who come with forcefull "private or personal interpretations". (2 Peter 1:20)
Here is a shocking portion of scripture:
1 Corinthians 1:10-13 “I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement...Now I say to you this, that each of you says, ‘I am of Paul’, or ‘I am of Apollos’, or ‘I am of Cephas’, or ‘I am of Christ.’ Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptised in the name of Paul?”
This scripture above is a terrible indictment on the church. Today we see so clearly, the disastrous effects of a church divided. Yet we still the proud and arrogant, trying to “capture” and control people in their divisive sects.
There is strength in unity. There is extra strength in godly unity. In these days a solid Spirt-led knowledge of God’s word is an absolute necessity and a safety net
You should listen to no one who has does not have the evidence and fruit of listening to, and understanding the voice of God. There are many voices out there, all vying for your attention. Learn to be discerning and shut off the voices of the world.
In your pursuit of God and in your own study time, you need to be seriously disciplined. I heard someone say the other day: “They’ve taken away discipline in the schools now the children don’t respect us, their parents anymore.”
How true and tragic that statement is. It applies jus as well to your relationship with our Lord. No discipline no respect for Him and don’t expect to get anything from Him.
Part of our discipline involves waiting patiently for our Lord. What alternative do we have? But keep your spiritual eyes and ears open. Things may suddenly develop very fast!
Edition 488: September 24th 2019
These are words of life!
We have one week to go until the Feast of Trumpets, which is the next of the seven to be fulfilled. (30th September – 1st October.) It will see prophetic fulfilment in the ending of the church age and the start of the tribulation period. This is also where the rapture takes place.
It is looking less likely that this feast in a week’s time will be it. A lot still has to be fulfilled. Things can of course all happen very quickly, but if it not now, I will continue to watch and pray for insight.
On the other hand this could be the most exciting week in history! Either way, time is short and we need to be ready now for what is coming. It will come soon!
Last time, I looked at the parallels between the various “end-times” that have shaped world history. The big common denominator being the arising of pride and rebellion. I looked at the “I wills.”
For the believer, the opposite is true. As our Lord approaches, humility towards Him is required.
Proverbs 18:12 “Before destruction, the heart of a man is haughty, and before honour is humility.”
1 Peter 5:5-6 “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble, therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”
James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.”
Some definitions of humility: ●A low view of yourself. ●Freedom from pride and arrogance. ●Being dependant on someone else. ●It is lowliness of mind in the sight of God and His word. It is not grovelling in the dirt. ●The humble have a regular diet of humble pie!
True biblical humility is total surrender to the will, ways and word of God and resistance to the ways, will and word of the world! We are never to humble ourselves to the world-system, the dictates of the flesh and the demonic.
We are to resist the devil, bind the devil and his works, and cast him out. Don’t go on a witch hunt after devils and demons everywhere, but do take required biblical action when necessary. (James 4:7, Mark 16:17, Mark 3:27)
We are to come out of the world, hate our lives in the world and die to the world. Likewise we are to die to self and the flesh nature through the work of the cross. (2 Corinthians 6:17, John 12:25, Colossians 2:20)
None of these things above are defined as humility. So, we need to correctly apply the word to pride and sin and to our lives before Him in humility.
Please understand that as these end-times develop, mankind arises in pride towards God. As Satan sees his demise coming, he pours out wrath and persecution. (Revelation 12:12-13) At the same time, the wise exercise great humility towards God and His word.
Humility before God is a choice. It must be your choice. It is the required ingredient to have God’s knowledge, understanding and wisdom, especially for these end- times.
By the way, Spirit led knowledge is God’s input. Understanding is God’s organising of the knowledge, and wisdom is the application of it all. “Gnosis” is one of the original words for knowledge, but “epi-gnosis” is the word for knowledge that comes from above, by revelation. Similarly, “logos” is the word for ordinary words and “rhema” is the word for the word enlightened by God.
Proverbs 11:2 “When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.”
The Bible makes it very clear that there are two sources of wisdom:
James 3:15-17 “This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthy sensual and demonic...But the wisdom that is from above is first pure...”
1 Corinthians 1:19“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent...God has made foolish the wisdom of the wise.”
Surrender in humility to God involves surrender to His word. That means to surrender to the full doctrine of Messiah (Hebrews 6:1-2). It means surrender to a “fully preached gospel” (Acts 20:27), which is the “pillar of all truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).
Obviously this includes the 35% or so of biblical eschatology!
In this time, tragically, more and more spineless, deceived pastors and teachers are not only avoiding eschatology, in their pride – they are even coming against it.
Much of the church today is ignorant and deceived about all these end-time things. They have become targets for the devil! They are moving in pride and not humility! They are surrendered to the god of self and of the world and they can’t even see it.
You need to find reliable sources of eschatology and value them as gold.
Guidance and safety in these dangerous days:
We all need guidance because we are all on an incredible journey. Some will end in eternal suffering and some will end in untold glory – forever.
Psalm 25:9 “The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.”
The world is frantically trying to build its new Babylon – the kingdom of the world. Their new kingdom, just like Babylon is full of sin, and evil, which they rename and then accept.
The kingdom of God is in righteousness and peace. (Romans 14:17)
Satan is the god of this world and also the god of unsaved man. He has always tried to exalt himself and his world above God. His agents – the world-system, fallen man and the demonic are his prime tools to build his new world of counterfeit peace.
Remember that Satan wants to turn mankind into a god that he can control, and he wants a world that he can control. Now have a look at these verses:
Satan said to Eve, “You will be like God” if you eat of the tree. (Genesis 3:5) That was a big lie. But here is the truth: God says to us: “We will be like Him!” (1 John 3:2)
What an amazing thing: “You will be like God” or “You will be like God!”
Do you see it? “You will be like God”, Satan’s way, without the cross, is the way to be like the god of this world – Satan. But those who humble themselves now in this life under the true God will be like God in the resurrection! How amazing is that? (Yes it is already a done deal in Him, but we still await the manifestation of it.)
Not only will we be like Him, our new world is something so glorious in every respect that we can’t even fully imagine it! Our new world that is coming soon will be the most exquisite splendid, superb, flawless, incomparable creation ever.
Psalm 149:4 “The Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.”
Satan’s new world, like his new man, will be a failure. His new tribulation-filled world will be the protective home of sin, evil and wickedness, all with the common purpose of exalting and worshipping Satan and dethroning God.
Be sure of this: There are two kingdoms and you will be part of one of them forever.
One of the many required ways to spiritual safety in this day is to fall before the entire word of God. You need to receive it all and not edit out, what you don’t like. You are not to remove or change any part of scripture. You are not to avoid Bible prophecy.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 “Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophecies.”
May I share a personal testimony: Early in my Christian life, I was told of and realised the importance of the Bible. I often walked around holding my Bible on top of my head. I often bowed down on the floor to it. For me that was symbolic of the realty of surrender to the word. For me doing something demonstrative accompanied by radical prayer – worked. I often do demonstrative things with other things too. It works and also makes people think you’re nuts, which I like, because it means they’re nuts. I have now studied my Bible for over 40 years and still can’t get enough!
You don’t just drift out of sin in your life. Yes it has been defeated once and for all by the cross, but in our flesh or soul-life the battle must still be fought. And let me tell you that it is not a hard battle when you begin by changing your thought life and you are led by the Spirit.
Our new world will be characterised by holiness forever. The world’s new world will be a stench of sin. The new world of the unbeliever will last for a very short time and then it will last for a very long time in hell itself.
The “glory” of this world will go up in the smoke of judgment. The destruction of God will show no respect for all the Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s in the world. Everything that man esteems highly will become a pile of ashes. Go tell that to your local Ferrari dealer!
There are so many pressures today from so many sources. There is really only one way to safety and that is through humility and its product of applied knowledge, understanding and wisdom of God’s word.
You must know your Bible, led by the Spirit extremely well in these days. You must be radical about it! You must be diligent in the extreme. Days of great regret and many tears lie ahead for many Christians who have been slobs in their seeking of our Lord.
Many so-called Christians who get left behind at the rapture will become angry with God instead of themselves. They will turn to the occult, witchcraft and deceivers. Of course many will repent and become tribulation saints. They will still have an opportunity to shine like jewels before God.
Have a look at this astounding portion of scripture:
Malachi 3:16-17 “Those who feared the Lord spoke to one another and the Lord listened and heard them. So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name. They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, on the day that I make them My jewels and I will spare them as a man who spares his own son who serves him.”
The following verses have the headline: “The Great Day of God.” So, one could extrapolate from this that those written in this book are those who are “spared” and are those of the pre-tribulation rapture.
Note the key points: ●They feared the Lord (humility before Him). ●They spoke with one another (had like-minded fellowship) ●They were known for knowing the word.
This is not the Lamb’s book of life. This is a special book for those who have specially excelled! Don’t you think it is amazing that God Himself would write a book with the names of His favourites in it? He calls the “jewels.”
Don’t tell me that God does not have favourites. That’s your tradition. Yes He has no favourites in terms of the foundation of salvation, but He most certainly does in other areas.
I believe that many reading these words are already written indelibly, by God in this book!
People today live in a world of usurped authority and as a result, they are led into misinformation, myths, evil traditions and pure deception. They have opened themselves to be controlled by the ultimate, secret, camouflaged controller.
Submission and obedience to God’s authority is a very wonderful thing. It actually sets you free in liberty from the dictates of the flesh and the world, and above all it gives you spiritual insight.
In the tribulation period, people will be exposed to the mark of the beast, which will be a control mechanism and a unifier to create subservience. The new digital man is dead, hell-bound puppet.
Humility and Israel:
Humility is required to see God’s call and plan for Israel.
Jeremiah 13:15-16 “Hear and give ear; do not be proud, for the Lord has spoken. Give glory to the Lord your God, before He causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and while you are looking for the light, He turns it into the shadow of death and makes it dense darkness.”
Ezekiel 7:7, 10-11 “Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land, the time has come, a day of trouble is near and not of rejoicing...Behold the day! Behold it has come! Doom has gone out; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded. Violence has risen up into wickedness.”
In these two dramatic verses above, we see the blinding effects of pride relating to Israel and her fall. The same is true for the world and its blinding pride on Israel’s coming repentance and salvation.
Just like the keyword for homosexuality is “pride” the keyword for anti-Semitism and replacement theology is “pride” resulting in the blindness it creates.
How can you go into spiritual warfare in ignorance and blindness to God’s choice and will? Show me an anti-Semite or minister of replacement theology and I will show you a blind, ignorant, deceived man, riding the beast into his own personal soon-coming Holocaust.
►2 Chronicles 6:6 “I (God) have chosen Jerusalem that My name may be there...”
►Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you.”
►1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
►Job 41:34 “Satan is king over the children of pride.”
These few verses above should shock a bit more than the socks off the anti-Israel crowd. It should shock them to their boots, but alas, they are too thickly blinded and deceived to even know that their boots are standing in an ocean of cow dung.
Suffering, signs, spirits, eyes, rapture and glory!
Zechariah 3:8-9 “Hear O Joshua the high priest, you who have companions who sit before you, for they are a wonderful sign; for behold, I am bringing forth My Branch. Behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua: Upon the stone are seven eyes. ‘Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’ says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.”
I have never seen an appropriate analysis of the verse above. Perhaps it is because it is for this time!
►Who are Israel’s “companions?” This is often a term for Gentile believes who are companions of the Jews. Can we say that they are the born again church? – Yes we can.
►What is the “wonderful sign” that they are? It is the recognition by the Gentile church of the Jewish Messiah as theirs, but it will also be a spectacular unprecedented sign to the Jews, when the church is taken in rapture.
► “Bringing forth My Branch” is the return of the Lord.
► “Seven eyes upon a stone,” is symbolic of the seven Spirits of the Lord, the seven gifts of the Spirit in the church, and the seven churches of the Revelation. We the church, are built on the “stone (Rock). We the church, are also called “living stones.” That would give us “eyes upon a stone”! This also has connotations of spiritual insight and wisdom.
Now comes the spectacular dramatic event that will crown history!
► “I will take away the iniquity of the land (Israel) in one day.”
How can that be? How can the sin of a nation (Israel) be removed in one day?
How long does the rapture take? It happens in a split second on one day. The church will be gone that quickly. What a shock those who are still unsaved in Israel will get! If ever there is something that will cause immediate repentance and salvation, it will be the fact that God has taken the church and left them – the chosen people!
We know that God is opening the veil of blindness. We know that He is doing the work, which began when Israel was born in one day in 1945 (Isaiah 66:8).
Did God give us a precedent? Did He show us things to come beforehand? Yes He did. Israel’s national salvation in one day was a precedent and forerunner of their soon coming spiritual salvation in one day too! (John 16:13, Isaiah 42:9)
Isaiah 66:8-10 “Who has heard such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed she gave birth to her children...Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her, you who love her...”
If you have been influenced by the deception of the Revelation 12 sign teachers, please wipe your mind clean. If not it will cloud your vision. The nation giving birth in a day is Israel, not the church.
Here is an interesting exposition of the word “travailed” from the verse above:
Travailed: Strong’s H2342 –“Chuwl.” Meanings: Travail, writhe, twist, suffer, torture, distress, fear, tremble, be in great pain. (These are characteristics of the tribulation.)
This has a double reference to it. The verse is speaking of Israel’s national birth in a day as well as Israel’s coming spiritual birth in a day caused by the shock of the rapture – as she goes into the tribulation period!
Do you see how neatly that all fits together?
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
Your life and set of circumstances is ordained of God in the sense that what you do with it all determines your eternal state. You only have one life to make your choices. They are more important than you can imagine.
Psalm 145:1 “I will exalt You, my God, O King and I will bless Your name forever and ever.”
Proverbs 3:34-35 “Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble, the wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall cover the legacy of fools.”
Psalm 40:4 “Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”
Can you hear the trumpet? Can you hear the knocking on your door?
I took this picture at sunset on the Chobe River – Botswana.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!