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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 496: November 19th 2019
The Glorious Church:
These are words of life!
Ephesians 5:26-27 “He will sanctify and cleanse the church, with the washing of the water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
This edition should be an encouragement to all believers, but it will also be shock to many!
Your future as a born-again believer is glorious. It is bright and shining, splendid and triumphant. Of course the intensity of those things will vary greatly depending on your response to God’s call and plan for you now. But even the one who barely scrapes into heaven will be eternally glorious.
It is the unbeliever whose future will inglorious, despicably grim and gloomy!
Glory: Strong’s H3519 – “Kabowd.” Meanings: Glorious abundance, honour, splendour, riches, dignity, reputation, majesty, brightness.
2 Corinthians 3:18 “We all with unveiled face, beholding as with a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
The breakdown of who you are:
We must divide the word of truth as required by the Bible. We must divide between spirit, soul and body, as revealed in the two verses below:
Hebrews 4:12 “The word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow (the body) and is the discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23 “May the God of peace sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of the Messiah.”
So, it is our spirit that is born-again as a perfect being, right with God in every way. Our soul (mind realm) has to be renewed daily and our body awaits a future full glorification into a new supernatural, eternal, incorruptible existence.
At the end of the day, we will be 100% perfect in all three areas – spirit, soul and body.
The wonderful thing about this is that unlike all religions, we have already been made perfect through the new-birth (in spirit) and that now works from the inside to the outside. All religions try to work the other way around, from the outside in. Because unsaved man is fallen and impure, in all areas, he simply can’t do it!
That is trying to be good and right in your own strength –it is the doomed way! The unsaved are in fact trying to make themselves right with wrong!
Only the holiness of God can destroy and get rid of sin. No man can live right outside of God’s grace.
Fallen man nourishes, pampers and feeds self – He is feeding Satan in him, the author of his own coming destruction.
So, if you have been truly saved for one day, and you get run over by a bus, you will immediately land in heaven to be with our Lord, because of the 100% perfection of your saved state. But it is far better not to get run over by a bus and spend some time working your salvation out.
That is what you will be eternally rewarded for. The believer’s rewards are over and above the foundation of salvation itself.
Note in our key, leading verse at the top, that our Lord will present to Himself a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing! It will happen.
Note that we are being transformed “from glory to glory” That mean from imputed glory in our spirit-being to outworked glory and holiness.
You may think that’s impossible, but it is God by His Spirit who does this work in us.
Maturity in Him is our common goal.
When you see and understand that the glory of God is already in your heart, it gives you great encouragement, expectation and dependence on our Lord, His word, and His kingdom.
This is what drives us forward in this terrible world. It’s a lot more real than a daydream or false expectation. It’s the way to a perfect paradise, an Eden of great promise.
The glorious church in heaven:
Physical death or rapture is the great eliminator of all things old and the dawn of all things new. But there are some rather startling facts about the glorified believer in heaven.
Here are some of them:
Psalm 149: 4-9 “The Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory...Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishment on the peoples...To execute on them the written judgement – This honour have all His saints.”
1 Corinthians 6:2 “Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things that pertain to this life.”
Matthew 19:28 “Assuredly, I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
2 Timothy 2:12 “If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He will also deny us.”
Revelation 3:21 “To Him who overcomes, I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
Do you see the gravity and seriousness of these things? The Bible does not give us all the details about them, but there are enough to blow your mind.
In theses verses above, believers are told that they will: be involved in some way in the ●judgement of the nations, ●the judgement of angels, ●the judgement of Israel, ●ruling and reigning with our Lord, and ●sharing His throne of glory!
There is of course much more, that will fit in with “ruling and reigning.”
The resurrected church will be involved in ruling and reigning with our Lord in the Millennium, but as I have mentioned many times before, there is life out there in the universe; and the Bible hints at our involvement in a universal reigning as well.
To me, this is all a most humbling thing to even imagine, but here it is in the Bible, and there are more verses on the subject. The point is - it’s time to be deadly serious about your salvation!
The world get’s hammered:
Jeremiah 50:23-24 “How the hammer of the whole earth has been cut apart and broken! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations! I have laid a snare for you. You have indeed been trapped, O Babylon, and you were not aware. You have been found and caught, because you have contended with the Lord.”
“Babylon” in the verse above is a clear reference to end-time Babylon, which is a type of the whole world system and not the original city which was cursed to “never rise again”, after its destruction as revealed in Jeremiah 51:64, Isaiah 13:20-22 and others.
Numerous verses speak of the judgement and final destruction of Babylon the great, which has a religious arm and a socio-political arm. The judgement of the nations gets underway and runs through the tribulation period.
Revelation 6:16-17 “They (kings of the earth, great and rich men) said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come and who is able to stand?’”
When you go to a funeral, people always presume that the departed one has gone to a better place in heaven. But the truth is: It is appointed for man to die once, then to face judgement.” (Hebrews 9:27) The judgement seat of Messiah is the judgement for eternal rewards, exclusively for believers.
The Great White Throne judgement is exclusively for unbelievers, which sees them cast into hell. This too is an eternal judgement.
Don’t mess with the things that will decide your eternal future.
What constitutes a glorious church?
In one simple little discourse, I’m presenting you now with the full ingredients that are required for a successful, Spirit filled and led church. Of course there is more, but what follows is the foundation.
Hebrews 6:1-2 reveals the seven-fold foundational “doctrine of Messiah. All the doctrines of the Bible find their place somewhere amongst these seven. They are:
●Maturing to perfection, ●Repentance from dead works, ●faith towards God, ●baptisms (plural), ● laying on of hands (gifts of Spirit), ●resurrection of the dead, (end times), ●eternal judgement. (Heaven and hell)
A church is to “fully preach” the word, which would include all of the above doctrines and their related doctrines. (Romans 15:19)
Part of the “fully preached” word and doctrine of Messiah includes the practice of and experience of the baptism in the Spirit. Note in the verse below that the gifts of the Spirit are for the church until the coming of the Lord. They have not ceased, as many Spirit-less, dead churches teach:
1 Corinthians 1:7 “Do not come short in any gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord.”
A church must correctly apply the division between the truth of our position in Messiah, and the truth of cross-bearing and the hard sayings of discipleship. (Temporal truth.)
►A church must be the “pillar and foundation of truth.” (1Timothy 3:15)
►A church must keep the cross central, and the individual’s personal cross to take up daily.
►A church must have God’s plans for Israel uppermost in their theology and teaching.
You dare not trust any Bible teacher who is silent on Israel or a proponent of replacement theology. Beware of that satanic spirit. It will devour you further down the line as it becomes more spiritually charged. Flee them.
Beware the church that is demonically silent on the big moral issues of the day.
The true glorious church glows in the dark!
Revelation 19:8 “To her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
The glorious church and Israel:
These verses below, speak of Israel’s future. They have not been fulfilled yet.
Isaiah 60:3 “The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 62:3-4 “You (Zion) shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no longer be termed – forsaken...”
Isaiah 58:8 “Your (Israel’s) light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness will go before you. The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”
Israel will awaken to the Lord in tempestuous times. It will be the time of the tribulation – Jacob’s trouble, or Daniel’s seventieth week. It will come. It will happen. It is for sure.
Psalm 50:1-3 “The Mighty One, God the Lord has spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun to its going down. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth. Our God shall come and not keep silent. A fire shall devour before Him and it shall be very tempestuous all around Him.”
Yes it will be in terrible times, but God will do it and bring it all to pass. In fact in this time of great trouble there will be an “early rain” and a “latter rain” at the same time. The verse below has a double reference to spiritual rain, the rain of salvation.
Joel 2:23 “Be glad you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you - the former rain and the latter rain in the first month.”
Isaiah 49:3 “He said to me, ‘you are My servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’”
Jeremiah 51:20 “You (Israel) are My battle axe and weapons of war, for with you I will break the nations in pieces. With you I will destroy kingdoms.”
Yes the Lord will be glorified in Israel, but it won’t be plain sailing. God will use His battle-axe – Israel to destroy nations and kingdoms. I wonder what the churches of replacement theology think of this.
The church of man’s glory:
Today, there are many wonderful churches out there led by great men of God, with a heart after the deeper things of God. They are a living, shining, glorious light in the dark.
Tragically, there are many churches that have more in common with a local circus. There are many that are pure frauds led by experts of manipulation. There are many churches led by proud ego-freaks, thieves and apostate apostles.
It is always the new believer, the uninformed, or the ignorant that fall for the counterfeits leaders. The severity will fall on theses church leaders.
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed is he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God.”
Hero-worship and the approval of man is a deadly trap that many fall into regarding their teachers and leaders. (John 12:43, Galatians 1:10)
The true church is not simply the minister and the Christians. It is them plus Yeshua the Messiah in them and the fullness of the Spirit at work in them.
Denominationalism (division) is man’s best effort to build the church! This is why in many respects; they are dead empty shells, with the sound of the sea-shore inside rather the voice of God.
John 7:18 “He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true and no unrighteousness is in Him.”
What a powerful safety-net this verse above is!
John 5:44 “How can you believe who receive honour from one another and do not seek the honour that comes from the only God?”
Do not seek the glory of men and the approval of others. Don’t compare yourselves among yourselves. (1 Corinthians1:10) It is a strong tendency. Render honour to whom it is due, but do not seek it. If it finds you - well and good – stay humble!
Much of the church has forsaken the truth and replaced it with stinking error. They are no longer the “pillar and foundation of truth”. They are built by an imposter; they are led by wolves, and fed by the doomed.
The remnant church:
I will be sharing more on this soon, but for now, let’s just look briefly at some issues.
The Bible defines in many places the remnant of Israel. It is not “all Israel will be saved.” It is all of the remnant. The word itself means the remaining, left over group, and not the masses.
Likewise, there is a remnant within the church. It is this smaller group that stand apart from the compromised, superficial masses and much of the church which has progressively become entrenched in deep error today. This is the real church of glory, arrested by the word of God and enslaved to our glorious kingdom of liberty!
It’s a great comfort to know that there is a remnant church out there, amidst all the confusion.
You can, and must be part of the remnant. I’ll share more on this soon. It is very exciting.
The victorious church of God’s glory:
This unshakable kingdom is coming by war and judgement! Everything that can be shaken will be.
The kingdom and its King must be seen in the church.
If you want peace it will only come through righteousness first. (Romans 14:17) There is no peace for the wicked says the Bible.
We are now at the start of the end-time climax of the outpouring of good and evil. The wheat and the tares are springing to life under the same climatic conditions. It must be so.
Isaiah 40:5 “The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
There is so much pure glory that lies ahead. We can’t even imagine it. And we are preparing for it now. Don’t let the darkness flood in and take away your reward.
Do not shy away from the desire of, or pursuit of eternal rewards. A good way to think of it is: Rewards will be given, not to boost your eternal ego, but because of the glory that you added to the kingdom of God. Seek His glory and you are safe.
2 John 1:8 “Look to yourselves that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.”
Revelation 3:11 “Behold, I come quickly. Hold fast what you have that no one may take your crown.”
Hebrews 10:35 “Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.”
These verses above (and more like them) reveal the fact that it is possible to lose your rewards. Not only is it fine to seek rewards, we are to protect and preserve them, by faith even now. How do we lose them? By being a big idiot.
In these days, you must know our Lord well. You must know and love His word.
Truly influential people are those that know God and His word. They will be vindicated.
God has a great and wonderful eternal plan for all His people!
Satan’s ace is to get people to trust in themselves and act in their own strength. It is not good enough to have the truth. It must all go through the cross, which is where all ulterior motives, manipulation and the like are stripped away and the pure truth receives power.
The Christian (and the church) can only be defeated by Satan from within. If you let him in yourself, you have only yourself to blame. Our Lord said - “Satan has nothing in Me.”
Satan’s works ways and attacks have a time stamp on them. As they end, the glory of all glories shines brighter and brighter. We have a wonderful future, don’t get discouraged now. Don’t give up!
I took the background picture of lichen on a rock and the stralizia flower in my garden and merged them together.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!