|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.|
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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 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!