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- After going through the news networks, we are still in this prophetic impasse. There are of course many things happening here and there, but nothing of major prophetic immediacy.
- Turkey threatens to launch "imminent operation" in Syria provoking Russia's anger! Echoes of Eekiel 38! (19 February)
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Psalm 78:31-34 “The wrath of God came against them...in spite of this they still sinned, and did not believe in His wondrous works, therefore their day He consumed in futility and their years in fear. When He slew them, then they sought Him; and they turned and sought diligently for God.”
Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put sweet for bitter and bitter for sweet! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes.”
Jeremiah 23:22 “If they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, they would have turned them away from their evil ways and doings.”
1 Corinthians 2:15 “He who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.”
Romans 16:17 “Note those that cause divisions contrary to the doctrine which you have leaned, and avoid them.”
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.
14th February 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Seeing is not believing!
Message to committed Christians: Your presence in your nation is its light.
Isaiah 14:12 “How you have fallen from heaven O Lucifer, son of the morning and how you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations.”
In the verse above we see that one of the major desires of Satan is to weaken the nations. If he can do that, he has little obstruction to his big plans of disruption and control.
Satan was originally called Lucifer, which means “light bearer,” before his fall.
The same principle works in believers. We are the light of the world (nations) but be careful out there, if we fall we effectively weaken the nation because our light goes out.
Bear in mind that light always pushes darkness into retreat. Darkness can never push back the light, unless the light is not really light but darkness! (Luke 11:35)
There’s an old song that speaks of the things of the world growing strangely dim in the presence of the glory of the Lord. That is so true, but it works in reverse too. The things of the world become bright when there is no real glory of God.
There are many things that may leave you still a Christian, but will put your light out or make it dim and partially hidden. In the haziness and obscurity of dim light, devils and demons run riot.
Some factors that darken your light are: ●False or presumed doctrinal light. ●That which is of the spirit of error and pride. ●All forms of replacement theology, anti-Semitism will put your light out. ●Worldliness and imbedded sin will obscure your light. ●Ignorance of the truth is a sure way to be blinded. ●Church or even national traditions and customs can be a light killer (Not all are so.) ●The opinions of man, the world, your peers, friends and sometimes family, can be a hindrance. ●All forms of pride extinguish your light. That is pride of race, face, place, grace and more.
It is the light of God that gives sight. All other lights give sight of the material world.
Do you see the things not seen by the eye? Can you hear the things the not heard by the ear? (1 Corinthians 2:9) You see, what you see with your natural eye is temporary It will soon be gone. (2 Corinthians 4:18) What you see is therefore deceptive because it’s only partly real.
The world has eyes that cannot see and ears that cannot hear! (Jeremiah 5:21, 6:10, Psalm 135:16) Seeing is not believing! Believing is seeing!
The world is lost because it has ears that cannot hear. It needs ears of the heart! The world has eyes that cannot see. It needs eyes of the heart to see the kingdom of God and true light. They want to see and hear according to the wickedness of their fallen heart and of the world.
Sin, righteousness and judgement is what you must see and hear. (John 16:8) Your eyes and ears then become sensitive to God and His word.
The Spirit of wisdom and revelation is needed but is only known by revelation. (Ephesians 1:17)
Luke 24:45 “He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the scriptures.”
The world has made gods of what it sees and hears. That’s all from the voice of the fallen light bearer – Satan himself. This is the reason the world is against Israel. It just can’t see the truth.
Satan is increasingly producing voices of chaos, antagonisms and troubles in this world. He thrives on anarchy – that’s his best weapon for gaining control of the masses. The world thinks it can see clearly enough to fix its problems! That’s just why the world is destined for doom!
To be free from the knowledge and will of God is to be a prisoner of the knowledge of the world and the propaganda and proper evil of it. That’s the way to be a slave of sin.
There is a new heaven and earth coming where righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:13)
There is a new Babylonian world coming where wickedness and destruction dwells!
Being in right standing (righteousness) with God, and His way is deeply, heavenly refreshing with sensitivity to our Lord and majestic King.
Righteousness: Strong’s G1343, “Dikaiosyne”. Meanings: Acceptable to God, integrity, virtue, purity, holiness, correct thinking.
There are few people on this earth who do not take counsel from somewhere or someone.
Don’t be reasoned into being wrong because the counsel of the masses thinks they are right. They are building their own tower of Babel again.
Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path with sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.”
As the counsel of the ungodly comes into your life, so the counsel of God goes out.
Psalm 5:9-10 “There is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is destruction; their throat is an open tomb; they flatter with their tongue. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels...”
Psalm 26:5-6 “I have hated the congregation of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash my hands in innocence...”
Psalm 119:104 “Through the counsel of Your word I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Jeremiah 15:16-17 “I found Your words and I ate them, and Your word was to me the rejoicing and joy of my heart; for I am called by Your name. I did not sit in the assembly of the mockers, nor did I rejoice. I sat alone because of Your hand, for you have filled me with indignation.”
How to be led astray:
- Ignore the necessity of being Spirit-filled, led and taught, with His inner witness.
- Don‘t discern between those of the Spirit of truth and those of the spirit of error.
- Give yourself to false prophets and those with a history of failed predictions.
- Just be a lazy slob and blindly follow what you’ve been taught without question.
- Exalt and elevate preachers and teachers, giving their words unchecked authority.
- Don’t check out and study the scriptures yourself; don’t pray over your study.
- Maintain an attitude of know-it-all pride. Go along the wide road with everyone else.
- Exalt church tradition and customs above God and His word and ways.
It’s time to be ready and let your light shine. Things are about to happen suddenly.
Pray for your light to shine brightly continuously. Pray for your nation to be open to light.
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!