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- Netanyahu speaks with Trump about annexing the Jordan Valley, to bring it under Israeli control. It is the area running from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, now part of the so-called West Bank, occupied by the Palestinians.
- UK elections on December 12th are tainted with the anti-Semitism of the Labour Party. (Israel’s Chief Rabbi)
- We continue to “tread water” prophetically, with no new major events. Things continue to race ahead generally, but await the next big moves.
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Isaiah 30:10 “They say to the seers, ‘Do not see’ and to the prophets, ‘do not prophecy to us right things; Speak to us only smooth things, prophecy deceits’.
Jeremiah 5:31 “The prophets prophecy falsely, and the priest rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end.”
Jeremiah 9:6 “Your habitation is in the midst of deceit. Through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord.”
Proverbs 12:1 "Whoever loves instruction, loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid."
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.
29th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
God, the nations and man:
There are many parallels and principles in the Bible, both Old Covenant and New, that strongly relate to each other and work in the same way. In this report I want to share some parallels between God’s dealing with a nation and with an individual.
A nation under God is built on three godly pillars: ●State (government) ●church and ●family. All three are under massive attack, for the satanic purpose of undermining and bringing a nation down.
Within these three areas, the attacks expand into other related areas which also undermine and eventually bring down a nation. These include: ●Open borders, ●unchecked state corruption, with no accountability, ●exploding government and personal debt, ●cutting down military expenditure. ●the rejection and loss of biblically-based morality and values. ●rampant aggressive sin on all fronts.
And it’s all related in many ways to the casting down of the word of God. (Hosea 4:1-2)
It is not just a nation that is subject to these things. It all relates in the same way to you as an individual. Have a look at the items under the bullet points above again and now apply them spiritually, to the individual. Do you see how well all the principles fit?
The day you push the word of God aside is the day you enter spiritual darkness and step onto Satan’s slippery slope. The further down the slope you go, the more slippery it becomes and the harder it is to get back.
Psalm 35:6 “Let their way be dark and slippery, and the angel of the Lord pursue them.”
You may think you are fine due to your education, the opinions of the media, your peers and friends, which you join in thinking and action. No matter how eloquent, they are they are no substitute for revelation knowledge of the Spirit of God in His word.
Much of your success as a Christian begins with your thinking. It is so important to think right and in line with God’s word.
Right doctrine in the right Spirit, with right thinking and acting produces right living, as we cultivate truth, and actively root out error.
New world thinking has stormed into the church – unannounced! These so-called Christians of mixed spiritual breeding walk in the light and darkness! But the Bible says that light and darkness can have no fellowship with each other. (2 Corinthians 6:14)
It is Satan who makes you stupid. He easily controls idiots. So he makes people idiots en masse, by having them cast down the truth in unison. The first work of Satan is to disguise himself to the masses. Then he advances like a deadly Trojan horse, and enslaves people with his group thinking and group speak.
Tragically many wolves in pulpits are making things much worse. They give no warning to the sheep of the dangers out there for fear of offending them. Offence-less Christianity is a lie from hell.
So many wolf-led churches are collapsing today – and then the wolves run away.
John 10:12-13 “He who is a hireling and not the shepherd, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf captures (harpazo / raptures) the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.”
This tragic verse above spells out some shocking facts that are so relevant to today!
Note that the concern of the wolf is immediately for himself. He runs away and Satan raptures the saints and it’s not to heaven! The false teacher scatters the sheep!
How can you repent if you are taught that sin is not sin anymore, but a human right!
Enslavement to sin is endemic in our day. Once you submit your thinking to it, it’s like an open tap that floods sin into your life, and the group thinking of the deceived masses is the strength behind it.
The answer is not to turn a blinded eye to it or to legitimise sin. The stress and torment and tyranny created by sin in an entire nation or an individual can only be killed by the cross and true deep repentance, resulting in a change of thinking and actions.
Sin floods your thinking, but eventually it leaves you in a dry desert of desolation.
I have become most shocked to see how many ministries these days have welcomed in a mixture of God’s word and witchcraft. Once the door has been opened to witchcraft (in any of its forms) an illegitimate authority comes into play and the people become enslaved.
This is especially endemic in Africa, South America, China and other nations.
It is repentance and correction that cleans the slate and brings an ocean of refreshing into your life.
Here is the glorious course for the repentant believer, in three verses:
Acts3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known, I will make darkness light before them and crooked places straight.”
Matthew 13:16 “Blessed are your eyes for they see and your ears for they hear.”
The world rejects the ways of the word, but many Christian reject the fullness of the ways of the Lord and mix in all sorts of philosophies, false doctrines and demonic trash.
Mixture produces a hazy, cloudy unclear position. The ungodly part of the mixture nullifies, neutralises and invalidates the whole – always.
1 Corinthians 10:21 “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”
Your prophetic food:
Part of a pure, full gospel means accepting, and believing Bible prophecy, which makes up one third of the content of the Bible. It is God’s seal and stamp of the veracity of His word. Those without it are their own authority in a world of variables, full of confusion, incomplete, and powerless.
You can set your course after the Son of man, or the son of sin! One will save you and set you free and the other will enslave, you, capture you, and destroy you.
You can sit down at a beautiful “table in the wilderness” of this evil world and be thoroughly fed, filled, nourished and refreshed by our Lord.
Psalm 78:19 “They spoke against God: They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?”
Psalm 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
What a surprise:
Hebrews 10:35 “Do not cast away your confidence (thoughts), which has great reward.”
This verse above is truly incredible – thank you Lord! The word “confidence” is associated with your thoughts. Note that even your right thinking has great reward coming for you. How amazing is that.
Edition 493: October 29th 2019
The Great Mystery Sign:
These are words of life!
The metamorphosis of Israel into a beautiful jewel - bedecked creation of the living God, and when it will occur, is essentially what this edition is all about.
This is a most important edition!
You may recall that I said a few weeks ago that I was expecting the revelation of a mystery sign very soon that would be a warning to the world and an incredible insight into the plans of God. This is the first stage of the revelation. I sense that there is more to be revealed by the Spirit of God.
Two great mysteries end simultaneously:
Two of the Bible mysteries are the mystery called the rapture (1 Corinthians 15:51), and the mystery of Israel’s blindness. (Romans 11:25) Both are connected.
The church age as a whole is also called a mystery. It began on the day of Pentecost and will end at the rapture. This will also be exactly when the mystery of Israel’s blindness to her Messiah will end.
There is a tragic side to Israel’s blindness coming to an end. It will be the more severe blinding of the churches of replacement theology! One receives sight and the other loses sight! Both have already begun in a limited way.
Beware, churches of replacement theology! When Israel receives her sight; that will be the exact time you will be more deeply blinded! What a terrible thing to go into the future blind, deaf and with a hardened heart. What a terror! (Romans 11:18, 20-22)
Romans 11:23 “If they (Jews) do not continue in unbelief, they will be grafted back in, for God is able to graft them in again.”
The great Zechariah sign:
Israel is a sign to the church and the true church is a sign to Israel.
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.”
Here we see Joshua sitting with “companions” who are a “wonderful sign.” So, who are these companions? The original word simply means “close friends or lovers.” Could it be that prophetically, the companions of Israel are in fact the true, Israel-friendly church?
What is the “wonderful sign” that these friends are? The original word is: Strong’s H4195 – “Mowpheth”. Meanings: Wonderful miracle, a sign of God’s power!! This meaning has connotations of the miraculous and supernatural.
Is the rapture of the church a wonderful, miracle sign of God’s power? You bet it is!
I hope you see where we are going with this. Could it be that the rapture of the Israel-friendly church will soon be the wonderful sign to Israel and to the world?
Let’s carry on with our prophetic application. Who is “My Branch” that is about to be brought forth to Israel? The original has the word capitalised as it should be. This is none other than the Jewish Messiah – Yeshua! (Isaiah 4:2, Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15, Zechariah 6:12).
Now we come to the “stone.” This is no ordinary stone. It has seven eyes and an engraving on it. The Bible calls our Lord, the “stone which the builders rejected. (Matthew 21:42). Again, this is a reference to our Messiah, the Jewish Messiah Himself.
What is the engraving on the stone?
Exodus 28:9-11 “Then you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel. Six names on one stone and six on the other, according to their birth.”
Here we see the engraving on this stone is the names of all the tribes of Israel.
Our Lord has also “inscribed” and “engraved” Zion (Israel) on the palms of His hands. (Isaiah 49:16)
Next, we come to the “seven eyes.” What are they a reference to?”
The “seven eyes” have connotations of perfect spiritual insight and wisdom, might, knowledge and more. These are the “seven eyes” of the Messiah. (Isaiah 11:2)
Revelation 5:6 “I looked and behold, in the midst of the throne...a Lamb as though it had been slain having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.”
And finally, let's look at the most dramatic portion of Zechariah: “I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day.”
Many interpreters believe that this “one day” is a reference to the cross. They are wrong. The events of the cross took three days and did not remove the iniquity of Israel.
It would have to be some monumental event to have such a dramatic effect on the Jews. It can only be the shock caused by the rapture of the church, with them being left behind, because they have still not repented of their rejection of their Messiah.
So, let’s look at the whole verse prophetically:
Joshua (Israel) sits with his companions (the Israel friendly church) who are about to become a wonderful sign to the tribes of Israel through the rapture, which will then cause them to see the Branch (their Messiah) giving them new, deep spiritual insight and understanding. Their repentance will come in one day.
This will all be a result of the sudden rapture of the true church.
One day / Suddenly:
Romans 10:19 “I will provoke you (Jews) to jealousy, by those who are not a nation; I will anger you by a foolish nation.”
Some say that this “foolish nation” constitutes the born-again Jews who are members of the church. Some say it is a broader reference to the entire true church. Both are accurate.
With the Jews being the “chosen people,” they will most certainly be made “angry” and “jealous” at the same time, very suddenly, when the rapture of the largely Gentile church takes place, leaving them behind.
By the way, “the iniquity of the land” is obviously not referring to land, but people – the chosen people, the Jews. The iniquity being removed in one day, does not mean that every Jew will be saved in one day.
The best meaning is that on one particular day, the mass salvation process of the Jews begins. The veil of blindness will be gone in a day. Yes it has already been removed, but the Jews haven’t noticed it yet. They will in one day.
This begins the process of large numbers being saved right through the tribulation period, and with a large mass being saved on the final day of the tribulation.
The shock of the chosen people being left behind at the rapture, best fits the bill of something huge and devastating, causing an entire nation to repent and have their sin removed suddenly.
Zechariah 14:7 “It shall be one day which is known to the Lord – neither day nor night, but at evening time it shall happen, that it will be light.”
This verse above is enlightening indeed. It speaks of an event that will happen in one day, known to the Lord. It will happen in the twinkling of an eye!
Did you know that the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) begins at the sighting of the new moon, just as it “twinkles in the early evening? This is called “the twinkling of an eye?” (Look it up).The verse says that this is when it will be “light”. It must be symbolic light, because it is does not get lighter in the evening. This is spiritual light coming to Israel in a day.
Is this verse in Zechariah giving us a hint as to when the rapture will take place and the enlightenment of the Jews goes into overdrive as the tribulation begins?
Note that it is “day known to the Lord.” The other well-known rapture verse says that the day or hour is not known to the Lord. It isn’t a contradiction, because the day was not known to our Lord at the time when He was here on earth.
Isaiah 66:8 “Who has heard of such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once (Lit= One time)?” As soon as Zion travailed (Israel enters the tribulation) she gave birth to her children.” (This verse speaks of Israel’s natural birth as a nation in one day (1948) and with a double reference to Israel’s soon coming spiritual birth also in one day.)
(Please get every idea and trace of the replacement theology interpretation and great error of this verse above, by the Revelation 12-sign teachers. Tragically, it still lingers in the hearts of many.)
Jeremiah 6:26 “O daughter of My people, cloth yourself in sackcloth and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentations, for the plunderer will suddenly come upon us.”
In this verse above we see the sudden nature of the tribulation events falling on Israel and causing mass repentance.
To be scripturally accurate, the rapture ends the church age and begins the tribulation period immediately. Do not fall for the error that the tribulation does not start immediately after the rapture. This big error has some terrible knock on effects to other doctrines; besides, it is a presumption with no scriptural support.
It is a false doctrine that makes a big mess of dispensations.
Here is a beautiful illustration in the Bible of how some things happen suddenly:
Numbers 17:8 “It came to pass the next day that Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted (budded) and put forth buds and produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds.”
The almond tree’s branch budded in one day!
The word “almond” in Hebrew means “the awakening one.” It is the first tree to bud in the season, and it is a well-known type of Israel. This tree budding in one day is Israel awakening to her Messiah (Jeremiah 1:11-12)
Interestingly the temple menorah’s light-holding cups were to be embellished with almond blossoms. The menorah itself is a symbol of eternal light. (Exodus 37:19-20)
The dramatic effects of “one day” on Israel:
Israel will see! They will see their Messiah from behind a non-existing veil! They will see that the veil of blindness was actually removed nearly 2000 years ago! They will see why they have not been able to see!
It is because of their pride and lack of repentance.
In the tribulation period after the “one day” rapture, spectacular changes will come upon the remnant of Israelis in a flash!
Note the incredible key points of these verses below. (By the way, those of replacement theology hate these verses with a passion. Their faces go red with anger at them!)
Zephaniah 3:13 “The remnant of Israel will do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth...”
Jeremiah 50:20 “In those days and in that time, says the Lord, the iniquity of Israel will be sought, but there shall be none; and the sins of Judah will not be found, for I will pardon those whom I preserve.”
Isaiah 29:23-24 “When he see his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, they will hallow My name, and hallow the Holy One of Jacob, and fear the God of Israel. These also, who erred in spirit, will come to understanding...”
Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage (Israel)? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue (destroy) our iniquities.”
Jeremiah 31:34 (The new covenant for Israel) “No more shall every man teach his neighbour and every man his brother, saying, ‘know the Lord’, for they shall all know Me from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will remember no more.”
Hosea 2:17 “I will take from her (Israel’s) mouth he names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered no more.”
The paganism of the Baals was the occult practises of many Babylonian traditions. Today they are seen in the practices of Christmas and Easter. Note it is even the use of the names that is forbidden. (Psalm 24:4)
Jeremiah 23:26-27 “...Prophets of deceit prophecy of their own heart, trying to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbour, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.
Let’s not forget that Israel in the tribulation will be “God’s battle-axe” and agents of war against their and God’s enemies. (Jeremiah 51:20)
Here now are the massive, magnificent changes that will come upon Israel, compiled from these verses above:
They will be shocked and motivated by: ●jealousy, ●anger at the church being raptured. ●They will repent. ●They will be forgiven of all their sins. ●They will walk in holiness, righteousness and understanding. ●They will have clean hands. ●They will have no traces of the occult, paganism and the “Christian” pagan practises of Easter and Christmas. ●They will have no foreign gods. ●They will destroy the false prophets.
Compare this lot above to Israel today – hoo boy!
Israel destroys the false prophets:
Today Israel has many enemies. All those who are anti-Semitic are her enemies and all the churches of replacement theology are also Israel’s enemies. The funny thing is that they will be destroyed by Israel! That’s what you call an Oops!
But it’s an oops with eternal consequences!
The churches and deceived teachers of replacement theology think they’re doing God a favour by dethroning and getting rid of Israel. What a shock they will have when the God of love for Israel, reveals their spirit of error.
Zechariah 13:1-2 “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. It shall be in that day says the Lord of hosts that I shall cut off the names of the idols from the land and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land....It shall be in that day that every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies...
The verse below is a tragedy. It echoes the Nazi Holocaust, but it speaks succinctly of the great modern-day Holocaust and its backfire! This speaks of all enemies of God and His plans, and enemies of Israel. It speaks against anti-Semitism and replacement theology in the church!
Psalm 21:8-12 “Your hand (God) will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
The Holocaust was a “fiery oven.” Here is God’s Holocaust on His enemies and those who hate Israel in the tribulation period! It’s never a good idea to mess with God’s plans!
All enemies of Israel in and out of the church, here is another sad verse just for you:
Numbers 23:8-9 “How shall I curse that which God has not cursed? And how shall I denounce what the Lord has not denounced? From the top of the rocks I see him (Israel) a people dwelling alone, not reckoning itself among the nations.”
Israel has the call of God upon her for His purpose. She can never assimilate into the nations. That is why the world hates them, and also why the world’s churches - the churches of replacement theology, hate them.
When will all this happen:
Some teachers say that the rapture is a sign-less event. On its own that is so, but it is not a stand-alone event. The rapture begins the seventieth week of Daniel, which is the closing seven years of the Old Covenant, which has been hold. The rapture is directly associated with the revealing of the antichrist. These are not sign-less events.
As regular readers know, I believe the next big prophetic event will be foreshadowed in the Feast of Trumpets. This occurs on one of two possible days (identified by the sighting of the new moon). This is either September 19th or 20th next year.
Could the rapture happen before then? Yes it could, but it is much more probable that it will happen on a Feast of Trumpets.
It will absolutely not happen until we see evidence of the coming peace treaty, and the revealing of the antichrist.
Some other events may happen just before the tribulation begins, or just into it. These include: ●The major prophesied wars. ●The alignment of the ten-nation confederacy in the general area of the ancient Roman Empire. ●The arising of the false prophet. ●There will be a rise in false Christ’s, false prophets, false and teachers. ●There will be an increase in martyrdom and persecution of true Christians. ●The gospel will go out to the nations with greater intensity. ●Church growth will increase dramatically and the non-Spirit filled churches will fall away at an ever increasing rate.
As I said up at the top, I do expect some other dramatic signs to suddenly break, very soon. We just have to sit and wait, which I don’t like doing!
Daniel 2:34 “In the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and shall stand forever.”
If you as a Christian are trying your best to make the kingdom of the world a better place, I suggest you have the verse above implanted into your head.
This is one of my old-style paintings of a black rhino. I mixed it into the background of one of my later semi-abstract, ethnic, mixed media art works. It gives it a fresh look.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!