|This ministry has a distinct kingdom vision, identifying with God’s call and plan for Israel and the church. My position is pre-trib! I was saved in 1976 while working as a war correspondent, journalist, photographer, artist and environmentalist. My calling is to share with you the great end-time dramas, to stand as a watchman and above all, to glorify my God, to bless Israel and her people and the kingdom of God.|
►We have now reached 47 million regular visitors.
►Next Edition, Lord willing: "Abrahamic Accord - surprise!"
●Rabbi Jonathan Cahn's most imortant call out and warning to the church now: HERE
●US economy posts dramatic record GDP rise of 33% - never before seen!
●Steep decline in Eurpean Jewish population. - Bad moon rising the left behind nations!
●Britain's Labour Party suspends own Jeremy Corbyn for Jew hatred and anti-Semitism
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
30th October 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
But first: The American vote: A vote for the Democrats is a vote to rebuild Babylon (which God destroyed) and a vote for the Republicans is a vote for a reprieve for the world, and for many kingdom of God principles.
Walking right in a crooked world:
Romans 12:3 “I say to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one the (a) measure of faith.”
The original word used for a ‘measure’ of faith is “Metron,” meaning a determined, measured -off extent.
This applies particularly well to teachers, watchmen and the like. They get given a “spear” and sceptre of authority and influence, which is limited.
But God can change the limit or measure depending on the obedience of the subject.
Many in ministry have no “metron” of God at all but only presumption. There ‘metron’ is manipulative, deceptive, which has no authority or ‘spear’ behind it at all.
As a teacher, you can become the “deceiver of the brethren” and nothing but a control freak if you’re not within your limit of authority.
Many in ministry have had a spiritual gift imparted to them through the laying on of hands. That is perfectly biblical, but as with all things true, be careful, there is a counterfeit too. Laying on of hands can transfer the spirit of the imparter.
The laying on of hands by a false teacher also lays on you false words of false authority. I once heard a prophetic anointing being given to a minister by another false minister, who said at the time of laying on of hands that the recipient would have massive influence and authority around the world. Shortly afterwards he was dead!
Don’t let anyone “lay hands on you suddenly”, which means too quickly without full discernment. It is your job to see to that.
You can receive a false anointing, or mantle of demons from the laying on of hands by a false teacher.
Following a false leader will lead you astray eventually. You must test the spirits. When you come into agreement with a false teacher you have opened a door that you will find very hard to close.
As the world has left the word and is experiencing the dramatic consequences, so the same is true for a section of the church, which has left the word. It has left the literal interpretation and Spirit-led application of the word – disaster has come to those churches.
Those churches then operate in a false ‘anointing’, with no ‘metron’ at all.
Don’t underestimate the power of going off into error. It can wreck you. You will not live right on wrong doctrine. It’s progression will destroy you spiritually.
The only unified, universal message of the unsaved is that sin is okay and the Bible is not.
When you affirm that some sin like homosexuality is a basic human right and then go honestly to the Bible, you will notice that never the twain shall meet! (And I’m not talking of the Moody Blues!) You have to throw out one or the other.
Have you noticed that we are seeing so much fake news today? These things are all spiritually charged and on course – the wrong course.
Trust in the media is declining fast. The world’s mega media empires have been uniting and merging. This has seen a dramatic escalation in unified misinformation and fake news. But most people eventually see the hidden agenda behind the mass media and reject it.
The mass media have shot themselves in the foot. You can’t hoodwink people forever, except the uneducated, fools and the possessed.
Tragically, the same is happening in many churches who have a message that just doesn’t fly anymore, and disillusioned people just give up.
The image below is your key to a successful Christian life, even in these times. It is the light of life (to the Jew and Gentile) represented in the menorah, the truth of God’s word (all of it), and the application of the cross.
►Here is a most important sign to stay safe in these dangerous days of deception: Who else shares and agrees with what you have been taught. There is always a group of mature, deeply spiritual, highly informed Spirit-led pastors, leaders, and teachers out there. They are your spiritual measuring rod. They are your safety net.
In these days of much resistance, perhaps the greatest opportunities to grow your faith in our Lord, loom large!
You can change your future now. When you get there, it’s a done deal, over and out - no going back! There will be tears of regret, gnashing of teeth or wonderful relief in eternal victory. You will be met with: “Well done good and faithful servant, or the terror of “depart from Me, I never knew you!”
“The fire will test each one work of what sort it is.” (1 Corinthians 3:13)
The battle is for your mind. Your mind is the great aggregator, sifter and decider of what you think say and do. But inside your mind is your own “holy of holies” That is your choice-centre. If the devil can get in there he will defeat you.
You must fill your heart and mind with the word.
Your mind is the doorway to your spirit – the ultimate target and goal of the devil.
What often angers me no end, is the presumption by the shallow prophets that they are hearing God for you. You must listen to them, as though they, in all their error and failed predictions, hear God speaking to them. They think that others don’t have ears to hear God. In reality God is speaking to some of them and telling them to get out of ministry.
It’s a very serious thing to lead someone astray.
Be careful when you say you speak for God! Of course there is nothing at all wrong with saying that you believe, God is saying this or that, or that you feel impressed by Him about this or that.
So much of “the Lord told me to tell you,” and “I had a dream” is pure garbage.
If you put all the rapture dreams everyone and his auntie is having these days into a big aggregator machine, the machine would explode, because they’re all so different, with different time lines, accompanied with “the Lord told me, its 100% true.” The machine would spit smoke and say, “sorry, no comprehendo”. So you take out the instruction manual and it says: “This machine does not work and will self destruct if fed lies.”
Deuteronomy 13:1-3 “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams and he gives you a sign and a wonder ...and it is in error, you shall not listen to his words.”
Jeremiah 23:25-32 “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophecy lies in My name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’...Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart...I am against the prophets who steal My words from his neighbour. I am against the prophets who use their tongue and say, ‘The Lord says.’ I am against those who prophesy false dreams, and tell them and cause My people to err...I did not send them...”
Don’t throw the baby out with the whiskey. There are occasions – few of them, where dreams may have some relevance.
The jury is still out on Pastor Dana Coverstone’s dreams as their fulfilment still lies ahead. He most certainly does not come across as one looking for self-affirmation though.
Edition 495: November 11th 2019
The breaking dawn:
These are words of life!
This follows-on from the previous edition, “The setting sun,” in some respects. It is a stand-alone edition, but many of the principles and major messages continue the theme.
As with sunsets, the breaking dawn is a beautiful time. It has elements of glowing, gleaming, beaming, newness, freshness and cleanness. But you may miss the breaking dawn if you are asleep and trapped in the misery of the enduring dark night of the devil’s nightmares.
In a sense, the breaking dawn is also a metaphoric metamorphosis, like a butterfly, leaving behind the old, as all things become new.
There is a breaking dawn for the born-again, true church, for the false church, for Israel, and for the world, all of which I’ll deal with in this edition.
One thing about the setting sun and the breaking dawn is that you can’t stop them. They are coming, ready or not! There is an absolute permanence about them too, you can’t wind them back.
The dawn speaks of approaching light and all things new. But it also speaks of terrible, terrifying regret as the intensifying light of God exposes the deep darkness in the dead of the world’s night.
Unless you are stone dead to the things of God, you would be well aware of the absolute critical times we are in. Too bad that many have settled for the worsening world and have become acclimatised to it and at ease in it, and joined to its deadly ways.
Now is the time to know the truth, led by the Spirit, It is your armour and shield.
Godly spiritual knowledge, understanding and wisdom are all progressive, like a new dawn. We also see a downward progression of ungodly wisdom from the earthly (worldly), to the soulish, to the demonic. (James 3:15) Take good note of this!
As the emergency sirens scream all around the world, God is intensifying His provision for His people to stand securely against the onslaught.
Beware the false dawn:
In my flying days, many years ago, as a pilot, I was taught how to identify a false horizon in a hazy sky. If you trim your aircraft to a false horizon, you will end up being far from straight and level. Thick haze sometimes contains imbedded thunderstorms, which you can’t detect until too late. These situations can lead you to believe that all is okay, when you are actually about to hit trouble.
Likewise, we have false spiritual horizons, and spiritual haze full of storms. People think they are in the light, straight and level, with everything being okay, when in fact, they are on thin ice, and on the verge of hell!
Do not believe everything you see and hear, even from many pulpits and ministries. Do not compare yourselves amongst yourselves. Do test the spirits and do always embrace the cross. You can embrace a dead corpse in a mortuary, which is like clinging to the world, or you can embrace the life-giving cross of crucifixion, and resurrection.
The dawn for the true church:
This dawn speaks wonderfully of a deeply maturing church ready to be snatched out of darkness into His glorious light – forever. The rapture itself is most certainly a spectacular, dramatic dawn, from darkness to light.
Colossians 1:13 “He has delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”
John 12:36 “While you have light, believe in the light that you may become sons of the light.”
1 Peter 2:9 “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”
This dawn is exclusive. It is only for those who meet the conditions.
It is possible to walk in this new dawn even now, to an extent, by applying the resurrection power of the cross even now, but what a wonderful, glorious future hope we have too!
The dawn for the false church:
The dawn of deception is the hallmark of the counterfeit church.
The counterfeit church is the church that rejects the centrality of the cross of Calvary and its application. It is the church of “another Jesus.” It is measured by how well it fits in with the world. These churches are actually “enemies of the cross of Messiah.” They are not enemies of of our Lord, just the cross – which identifies them as counterfeits. (Philippians 3:18)
Be aware that God does have a limit to His grace. He is the God of many new chances, but be careful out there - there is a dead-end road of no return.
The word “denomination” means division. It is the exact opposite of the requirement of God for His church, which is unity based on Spirit-led truth. Truth is not divided.(1 Corinthians 1:10, Ephesians 4:11-13, John 17:23)
“How can a house divided against itself stand”, especially in the coming greatest ever storms and flood of deception? (Mark 3:25)
A divided church will not stand, even if it takes 2000 years to teeter and fall. We are seeing, right now, the final fall of much of the church. It must be so, because division has no power over the powers of darkness.
How did the church become so divided?
Jude 1:19 “These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.”
That’s it. One very short, very simple verse which explains 2000 years of church division! – Amazing indeed! Isn’t it interesting that the divided denominational churches are in unity about one thing – The elimination of the baptism in the Spirit.
You can build all sorts of man-made institutions, full of great ideas, but outside of the fullness of the Spirit they are all man-made idols for destruction. Yes God has used many of them (sometimes) but do you think there will there be divisions (denominations) in eternity? Of course not!
The problem, especially today is that those outside of the fullness of the Spirit of God will only be partially led by the Spirit and in grave danger of being deceived. Great deception in the church is one of the biblical hallmarks of the time.
Let me add that if you reject the fullness of the Spirit of God in these days, you will become an enemy of the fullness of the Spirit and you will be led by man and the world, into the coming darkness. You can bet on that!
The dawn for Israel:
This dawn broke in 1948 as national independence was granted to Israel in one day. But that is just the forerunner of the monumental spiritual birth of Israel still to come. (Isaiah 66:8)
The prophetic dawn began in 1948. It became more visible in 1967, and is getting brighter all the time now as the world gets darker.
Here is a powerful rebuke to the proponents of replacement theology:
Isaiah 66:5 (The Lord vindicates Zion) “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: Your brethren who hated you, who cast you out for My name’s sake, said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy.’ But they shall be ashamed.”
Do you see it? These are the people coming against God’s call upon Israel. They “hated Israel” and wanted their own joy to be the big thing. Well, God says that they “will be ashamed.” It’s not very clever to come against God’s word and be led by Satan rather than God in these dangerous days!
Continuing with Isaiah 66:
Isaiah 66:6 (Note that number) “...The voice of the Lord was heard, who fully repays His enemies.”
The verse above is yet another in this short discourse coming against those of replacement theology and anti-Semitism.
Isaiah 66:7-13 Here we see Israel being born in a day, which has reference to her natural birth and with a double reference in application to her spiritual new birth. We then see Jerusalem rejoicing and finally, Jerusalem becomes the place of comfort for the Jews and Gentiles.
Isaiah 66:14-15 (The reign and indignation of God) “When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like grass. The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants, and His indignation to His enemies. Behold, the Lord will comes with fire...to render His anger with fire and His rebuke with flames of fire.”
This speaks prophetically of the tribulation period, but yet again we see another sharp rebuke and warning of destruction to those of replacement theology etc.
I have said many times that you better sit up in terror when the Lord warns a number of times in one discourse about something.
- The Lord warns three times against replacement theology in this discourse above in Isaiah 66.
- The Lord warns three times in one chapter, against homosexuality (Romans 1:24-29)
- The Lord warns five times against replacement theology in the discourse of Romans 11.
- The Lord warns five times against deception in the end-time discourse on the Mount of Olives. (Matthew 24:4-26)
The dawn for Israel will take her into the tribulation period and finally out and into the new Millennium of great glory.
Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.”
Isaiah 62:1-3 “For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. The Gentiles shall see your (Israel) righteousness, and all kings your glory and you shall be called a new name. You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord...”
What an amazing turn of events! Israel is to become “brightness like a lamp” to the Gentiles! Note that “kings” – political leaders will come to Israel’s glory. Note that Israel shall be a “crown of glory” in the Lord’s hand. What drama this is!
Israel will soon be: The Lord’s battle axe, the messenger of salvation to the nations and world-leaders. She will be brightness to the Gentiles world. Israel will be the Lord’s “crown of glory.”
The dawn for the world:
It is the dawn of troubles like never seen before. (Matthew 24:21, Daniel 12:1, Jeremiah 30:7) It is the dawn of massive wars between the nations.
Ancient enemies of God, Israel and the church will attack. New, modern enemies will join in.
The dawn of deep, intensifying darkness is the lot for the world. It’s a progressive darkness that comes with the approach of Satan and the antichrist. It is a dawn of blindness. This is a terrible, eternal night full of wars, disasters, cataclysmic calamities, creature of the night – devils and demons.
Yes there is such a thing as dark light! “If the light in you is really darkness, how great is your darkness.” (Matthew 6:23)
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness.” (Isaiah 5:20)
The world’s brightest light is deep darkness. It’s a deadly spiritual darkness caused by God, the devil, demons and the world-system.
The unsaved of the world think that they’re okay and don’t need a saviour. They think they can save themselves. They think that their good works will be noticed by God.
The great deception of the day is: “I’m okay, I can do it. I have no need for a saviour with a cross.” “Give us Barabbas,” is the cry. (Luke 23:18) “Come down from the cross,” they say. (Mark 15:30) That is the cry from the heart of Satan and his mouthpiece, the mass-media.
By the way, the name “Bar Abbas” means “son of the father.” The first name of Barabbas is revealed in some original manuscripts but not all. It was “Jesus.” So your choice is Jesus, the son of the father, a common criminal with no cross, or Jesus the Son of God, the perfect One, who became sin for us on the cross!
The ways of the world are doomed. Its future is fire! It’s wise to come out from among them now!
Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand, therefore let us cast off the works of darkness” and let us put on the armour of light.”
As the light gets dimmer, you can see less and less. Progressive darkness occurs because the “prince of darkness” (Ephesians 6:12) is drawing nearer and nearer. But tragically, the closer the world gets to Satan the more its people become blinded, and you can’t see even if you want to.
With the dawn of darkness and its accompanying blindness, comes growing great deception! And while this is all on the go things get brighter for the true believer!
This dawn of darkness, blindness and deception is accompanied with deep personal torment as seen in numerous verses in the Bible.
Jeremiah 10:10 “The Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath, the earth will tremble and the nations will not be able to abide His indignation.”
Psalm 33:10-12 “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the people of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen as His inheritance.”
The verse above is a good one to send to the United Nations as a special gift!
Finally, the dawn will break as a new world comes about in the Millennium. but not before.
How to stay in the light:
There is a biblical formula for good, clean spiritual health and sight. It is “repent and believe”!
If your heart is right and full of humility before God, with all pride removed, He will draw and lead you into all truth. All the divisions and errors in the body of Messiah, every one of them, comes from people of personal pride, and those who have rejected the fullness of the Spirit.
The way to glory is the way of humility before our Lord, embracing the cross.
John 16:13-15 “When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will tell you things to come...He will take of mine and declare it to you.”
Note in the verse above that to be led into all truth, hearing the voice of God through the Spirit of God is required. People outside the fullness of the Spirit of God get their “leading” from man. You can tell by all the personal opinions, divisions, and the absence of the radical teaching of the cross.
Have you ever noticed that those of replacement theology hardly ever (some never) preach or teach on the cross! That should be a red light flashing, and bell ringing – stay away!
2 Peter 1:19 “We have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”
Note in this beautiful verse above that it is the prophetic word itself that will lead you into intensifying light. It is a glorious light and it is required, therefore, take heed!
The morning star which arises in your heart is the realisation that Bible prophecy is the “most sure thing.” It can happen suddenly and knock you right off your perch as it did with me!
Do you have a bright star – the morning star, alive and shining in your heart?
Personally, I recall the day the morning star arose in my heart, back in the late 70s. It changed me dramatically, radically and suddenly! I know, because I freaked out some of my friends back then, because they only had a dark star in their hearts and they couldn’t see what I could see.
Some of your friends may think you’re strange already, but if you really want to entrench it in them, just let that morning star shine and shout!
Once this morning star has arisen in your heart, it remains there. It gets brighter. It keeps you in the light of God’s glorious word and ways. It is a sign of the approaching day.
The tree of life:
The ultimate tree of life was the cross of Calvary, but there is a similar life-producing tree in the Bible.
There is no dawn in the land of this tree! It’s light is the light of God – forever. (Revelation 21:23)
The tree of life may be symbolic or a metaphor, but don’t miss its incredible supernatural magnificence. The main symbolism of the tree of life is that it represents the supernatural life creating and sustaining power of God.
Revelation 2:7 “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
Revelation 22:2 “In the middle of the street and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
This fruitful tree of life is mirrored in Ezekiel 47:12.
What we are told is that it is a key component of the eternal “Paradise of God!”
We are just given glimpses and hints of this wonderful thing to come. But even glimpses of eternity’s wonders should inspire and motivate you to take full advantage of the glory to come, even now.
1 John 2:8 “...The darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.”
Philippians 2:15 “Become blameless and harmless children of God without fault in the midst of a cooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.”
We as believers await this “true light.” It is already shed abroad in our hearts, but the full manifestation is coming soon. We are the triumphant!
Yes Lord – let your unshakable kingdom come – quickly – very quickly!
I took these pictures in the wilds of Namaqualand Desert during wild flower season.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!