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- Annexation of Judea and Samaria now on for July – Netanyahu (26th May)
- Turkey’s Erdogan warns Israel not to annex the West Bank, as does Jordan.
- No Pentecost rapture. See why in the next Sabbath Report.
►Regular readers of The Prophetic Scroll are hereby informed that this Covid19 virus will not come near you. I and my prayer team are praying this as a specific prayer of protection over you.
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
This verse, below was given to me by our Lord in December last year to give to you as the crowning verse for 2020. This was just before the corona-virus became a world pandemic:
The heading is, “Babylon humiliated.” End-time Babylon is the modern world system:
Isaiah 47:10-11 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; You have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Romans 11:15 “If their (Jews) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but life from the dead.”
Hosea 11:10 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”
1 Kings 8:56 “Blessed be the Lord, who gives rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. Not one word of His good promise, which He has promised through His servant Moses, has failed.”
Psalm 57:1 “Be merciful to me O God, for My soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these disasters have passed.”
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.
22nd May 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
In honour of Jerusalem Day (21st – 22nd May)
This is the day set aside to mark the end of the Six-Day War in which Jerusalem was liberated from Arab occupiers and united as one Israeli city again.
Let’s expand on the familiar verse, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:”
Psalm 122:2-3 “Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem – Jerusalem, built as a city compact together.”
●The term “compact together” means joined in solid unity, or “knitting together in unity, with no divisions or separations.
Psalm 122:6-7 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May they prosper who love you. Peace be (Shalom) within her walls.”
●The root word of ‘Shalom’ also means “complete”, or “paid for.”
This reuniting and “joining together” of Jerusalem in “completeness” took place as a result of the Six Day war in 1967.
Do you see that praying for the peace of Jerusalem includes praying against her being divided, and for her being united! Praying for the peace of Jerusalem means praying for the return of the Prince of peace, which occurs as the Jews recognise their Messiah.
Marked by the beast or by God!
As we get closer to the coming of the Lord it is most important to be right with God, right in heart and right with doctrine and truth. The spiritual environment is becoming super-charged. The forces of error are more dangerous now than ever before.
We need all our defences, gifts of the Spirit and God-given knowledge and wisdom. Error is a spirit that opens the door for more error and attacks from the enemy.
With the cross removed from society, truth is obscured and deception rules. People believe that what they believe is the truth because of their self-importance.
You need to be spiritually vigilant, in heart and discerning in doctrine. Of course you need to be right in the application of these things too. But with the leading of the Spirit of God – you are safe.
The world today is a dangerous place.
Be careful of those with a hidden agenda. Be careful of the mass-media, politicians and the authorities. They are all needed instruments of the new world order, and will soon be employed and empowered by spirits they can’t see.
To introduce the entire antichrist system, these powers must delegitimize the scriptures and replace them with their own ideas.
The control of your health is a powerful way to create subservience.
Are you praying for the kingdom of the world to go back to normal, or for “The kingdom of God to come?” The coming kingdom of God is the only permanent solution to the fall of this world. Don’t think the world is going to get better.
The instruction is to seek the kingdom of God first and not second, or when troubles hit the fan.
When you, a nation, or the world turns from God, and trusts in man, the journey from there on is a downward spiral.
What Satan wants is submission. He wants people to be blind, non-questioning bowing, puppets on a string – another brick in the world’s wall, a cog in the wheel.
Fear of an unknown future causes stress. Knowledge of it releases the stress and brings peace. Man is dependent upon peace and freedom for his sanity. This only comes through repentance and the following of God’s word and ways.
The corona virus has brought out the best in mankind, with many people helping each other, giving and showing much goodwill, but that is not repentance.
Even if a vaccine is found soon, it’s too late to stop the economic and social knock-on effects. The lies and manipulation have done their work. People are now primed to be controlled. They have been primed to accept their fallen, soon coming saviour!
The forces behind the scenes have already got a lot more than their foot in the door. It’s now not a matter of if but when the baby foal runners will give way to the big four riders of the apocalypse.
The mark of the beast:
This mark will only come about in the tribulation period. We may see the construction of it before, but it will only be implemented then.
Many are speaking of it now using fear tactics. Many are afraid they will be fooled into taking it.
There is no fear that you could take the mark. It will appear after the rapture. It requires deliberate worship, so those who take it will know what they are doing. God is not into tricking the innocent.
At this stage we don’t know exactly what it will be. We can assume that it will be connected in some way to tracking people, perhaps a vaccine or some sort of device-less implant. It will be connected to the 666 system and all things related to a new world order, currency, religion, and health system.
The mark of the beast could be some form of mark that identifies you as one who has already received a vaccination. (Revelation 13:16-17 19:20)
Don’t jump to all sorts of conclusions. One thing that makes this coming mark unique is that it will be placed on the forehead or right hand. No vaccination is ever given in the forehead.
I do believe that it will be physical mark of some sort and not just a symbolic metaphor.
The word “mark” is Strong’s G5480 “Charagma.” Meanings: Imprint, stamped, branded, carved.
The mark of God:
God’s tribulation saints are given a mark – the mark of the Lamb (Revelation 7:3; 14:1)
It is the 144,000 of Israel who are sealed with this mark on the forehead.
But we too are “marked” and sealed by God. This mark or seal for us is not necessarily physical, but it is stronger and more powerful than all the forces of darkness combined!
Ephesians 1:13 “In Him you also trusted after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of salvation, in whom also having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.” (2 Corinthians 1:22)
Revelation 22:3-4 “There shall be no more curse; but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face and His name shall be on their foreheads.”
Note well that we have the name of the living God on our foreheads. The unsaved will have the mark, the number of his name – 666 on theirs!
When we chose our Lord, He chooses us to be eternally set apart for great glory!
God is using these troubles cause us to grow in holiness.
Holiness is directly related to looking for the coming of the Lord (Titus 2:13) Expectation is a powerful force creating holiness.
Isaiah 29:18-20 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness. The humble shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel, for the terrible one is brought to nothing...”
Ephesians 5:13-14 “All things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Awake, you who sleep; arise from the dead, and Messiah will give you light.”
Edition 497: November 26th 2019
Defending the rapture:
These are words of life!
This edition is a timely, important defence of the pre-tribulation rapture of the true church of the living God. It is a summary of some of the many, important factors and includes some new material that I have never shared before.
The next edition continues the theme.
I have a lot of material on this and related subjects that I have not shared before and will do so as we move forward and as the Lord leads. Right now we are again in a bit of a prophetic impasse, so we just have to wait, which is not my style!
There are some exciting facts in this edition, don’t underestimate it! Some of these points are very strong and other less so. I’ve simply put them all together for your benefit.
As these end-time events roll on, the doctrine of the pre-tribulation rapture is coming under greater attack. That’s what we would expect from the world, but not from within the church. (Much of it) This, as always, has a negative influence upon new believers, and the weak.
In effectively examining these things, we also need to look at the contra-position. In other words, what evidence is there for a post-tribulation rapture and what would its effects be?
Although there is a growing attack on the pre-tribulation rapture, there is also a new acceptance of it by numerous teachers and ministries open to the truth of God’s word.
As the tribulation approaches, the faith of many will be rocked, hijacked and overthrown. The faith of others will grow stronger and stronger.
This edition is designed to strengthen your beliefs, hope and faith.
Why the big attack on the rapture?
The first big thing to understand is that Satan is not afraid of, or barred from using the church, or at least the church which has many demonic doors open to him.
●It is to nullify, negate and neutralise that which damages him and his despicable kingdom. ●It is to remove obstacles in his way and create obstacles for Gods people. ●It is to keep his people in perpetual darkness. ●It is to prevent as many believers as possible from godly knowledge, victory and triumph. ●Satan’s big thing is to hide and obscure his position as god of the world. ●His plan is to mess up God’s plans for the church and Israel.
This is how Satan works:
He works to discredit the truth through the use of confusion, false teachers and messages. They then misrepresent error as truth, and you end up being misdirected and misinformed. Once you have swallowed the misconception that the pre-tribulation rapture is myth, you are ready to receive the replacement lie that you are going through the tribulation.
If you submit to Satan’s working, you will be supernaturally blinded to the truth. In place of your sight, you will receive blindness from the false authority of the half-seeing eye of the evil one, masquerading as an angel of light. You will be the victim of your own great miscalculation, because you rejected the leading of the Spirit of God.
Proverbs 24:20 “There will be no prospect for the evil man. The lamp of the wicked will be put out.”
The rapture separates, is exclusive and conditional. It will come as the compromised church’s biggest shock as they are excluded.
The compromised, half-baked church always attacks truth that offends it.
We must understand that the attack on the pre-tribulation rapture comes primarily from churches that believe in a post-tribulation rapture. (More on this in the next edition!)
Pre-tribulation rapture evidence:
►In the messages to the seven churches of the Revelation, Yeshua concludes each letter with: “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. We see the same admonition in verses used to describe the tribulation period, but with an important exclusion. Revelation 13:9-10 “He, who has an ear, let him here.” “Churches” is omitted.
It’s strange that the word “churches” is missing for the same discourse but now in the tribulation. I wonder why that would be? It’s because the church is not in the tribulation.
►The dramatic opening verses of the book of Revelation sees our Lord walking majestically between seven lampstands (Menorahs) Revelation 1:20 “...These are the seven churches.”
Now, we come to the most enlightening rapture of John to heaven. Revelation 4:1 “Come up here,” is the word! Immediately John is caught up to heaven and he sees twenty four elders clothed in white, with gold crowns on their heads. (Being clothed in white and having crowns indicates rewards already given.)
At the same time John sees seven lamps blazing before the throne of God in heaven. (Revelation 4:5) Here, the seven lamps are called the seven Spirits of God. The Spirit of God is in the heart of the believer. These seven lamps are the seven churches, with the seven Spirits in their heart.
But note that the rapture of John and his seeing of these things happens before the tribulation events begin with the first seal being opened, releasing the antichrist on earth.
►The Bible succinctly describes two end-time comings of the Lord. In the first, we are told that we will be caught up to “meet the Lord in the air” in atomic split second. The second sees no such thing, as believers are seen by everyone, returning from heaven with our Lord at the Second Coming.
The reason for the big difference between the two comings is to identify two separate events, separated by a period of time (seven years in this case.) They cannot be the same event.
►The Bible teaches that the righteous are taken at the rapture and the wicked are left behind (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17. But then we see that the wicked are taken to judgement and the righteous are left behind. (Matthew 13:30, 49)
Do we have a problem here? Relax, it is no problem because the former relates to the rapture and the latter relates to the Second Coming! Again, this is powerful proof of two distinct comings.
►Consider these facts: As born-again believers, we have the Holy Spirit “glued” into our hearts. We depend on Him, His leading, His provision, gifts, voice and more. There is widely held consensus that the biblical “restrainer” to be taken out of the way at the start of the tribulation is the church filled with the Holy Spirit, which I believe. Some believe it is the Holy Spirit alone that will be removed, which I reject. Some believe that the restrainer is the Archangel Michael, which I reject.
But here is the point: If the church goes through the tribulation, it would then be the Holy Spirit that is the restrainer, which is to be removed. How do you get the Holy Spirit out of the believer’s heart? The tribulation is going to be the worst time mankind has ever seen, and now he has to go unprepared into the fray!
►The tribulation period is a judgement on the unsaved world. The true believer has God in his heart, through the new-birth, by the Holy Spirit. God cannot judge Himself. The true church has already been judged at the cross of Calvary and its future judgement at the “bema seat’” is exclusively for rewards.
►In relation to the above point, legally, a person cannot be judged twice for the same crime. True Christians have already been judged for all sin through the cross. If the church goes through the tribulation, which is judgement upon sin, it would mean we are judged twice.
►Enoch was raptured alive unto God. He was a Gentile and represents the mostly Gentile church. His name means “teaching”, which is of course the main ministry of the church. Enoch was raptured before the flood of Noah, a type of the tribulation.
If Enoch is a type of the rapture, as he is, then Jude seems to seal it. Jude 1:14 “Enoch the seventh from Adam prophesied about these men also, saying, ‘Behold the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgement on all.”
This verse above implies that “saints” who will be returning with the Lord are in fact the church, meaning that they have been in heaven with Him during the tribulation on earth.
►Lot was removed from Sodom, before the judgement fell on the city.
►Rahab the Gentile was removed to a camp outside the walls of Jericho before the city fell.
►Joseph, a type of Messiah, took a Gentile bride, before the seven years of famine, a type of the tribulation. He was married to her during the time he was rejected by his Jewish brothers.
►Moses married a Gentile bride after his rejection by his brethren and before their “tribulation in the wilderness.” (Exodus 2:21) She gave birth to their son named Gershom, which means: “Stanger in a foreign land.” The name could also mean, “Gentile.” This may be a reference to the Gentile church and a pre-tribulation rapture.
►The Feast of Trumpets: Jewish tradition holds that the gates of heaven are opened on Rosh Hashanah that the righteous may enter in. (Psalm 118:19-20) There is much to say about the Feast of Trumpets and the rapture – next edition!
►The rapture marks a required dispensation change, from the church age to the seven year tribulation, which is the closing of the Old Covenant dispensation, now on hold. The seven-year period is also called the seventieth week of Daniel. It still has to be fulfilled. No rapture, no dispensation change!
►The conditions on earth at that time of the seven-year tribulation are consistent with Old Covenant times, descriptions, dealing and operations by God. They are totally different to this dispensation. The church which is in the dispensation of grace, cannot be in this time period.
►If there is a post-tribulation rapture, the church saints have to become one with the saints of Israel, and there would be no dispensational difference or change. The destiny of church then becomes that of Israel too, which is an earthly kingdom, after going through the tribulation. This all contradicts numerous verses.
►If the rapture is a post-tribulation event, obviously the church becomes the tribulation saints together with Israel as one, and all will be raptured together at the Second Coming, leaving no believers on earth to re-populate the earth in the Millennium.
►As believers get to heaven in their new resurrection bodies, there will be no marrying or having children anymore. (Matthew 22:30) But the saints who go, saved into the Millennium will reproduce.
If there is a post-tribulation rapture all will come back in glorified, resurrected bodies and will not marry or have children. So who will repopulate the earth in the Millennium?
►”It was given to Satan to overcome the saints”! (Revelation 13:7) But how can this be? As born-again, Spirit-filled believers, Satan can’t get to “God in us.” Those being referred to hear are a different sort of saint. These are the tribulation saints, who do not have the indwelling Spirit like the church. This is a pre-tribulation rapture proof.
►Romans 11:25-26 “I do not desire you to be ignorant brethren of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved.”
The term “has come in” (Strong’s G1525) means: “To arise and enter in, and to begin to exist in a new place”. Note what happens next: “And so all Israel will be saved.” You just as accurately say, “And then all Israel will be saved.” This indicates a pre-tribulation rapture, just before the saving work of God begins with Israel in a big way.
►Isaiah 63:2-3 “Why is Your apparel red and Your garments like one who treads the winepress. I have trodden the winepress alone, in My anger and fury. Their blood is sprinkled upon My garment, and I have stained all My robes.”
A “tribulum,” (where we get the word tribulation from), is a Latin word for a threshing roller or board that was used in a winepress to crush the grapes.
Revelation 19:13-14 “He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called, The Word of God, and the armies in heaven clothed in fine linen, white and clean followed Him on white horses.”
We see the Isaiah description of our Lord’s clothing splattered with blood from the tribulation events, and the insightful description of our Lord with His robes splattered in blood, in the Revelation account. Do you see the parallel?
Note that in the Revelation account, we see armies from heaven following our Lord back to the earth at the Second Coming. Note that these armies are clothed in clean white linen. “Clean and white robes” speaks of imputed righteousness. (Revelation 19:8) These armies are the church and must have been in heaven already to be returning.
The church in heaven, the tribulation on earth:
►Jude 1:14 speaks of the Lord coming with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgement on the ungodly at the end of the tribulation period.
►Revelation 5:14 speaks of the twenty four elders falling down to worship the Lord as He takes the scroll and opens it, beginning the tribulation period on earth.
►Revelation 13:6 speaks of the antichrist and his followers “blaspheming those who are in heaven.” Who are those who are in heave during the tribulation?
►Revelation 12:12 speaks of the rejoicing of those who dwell in heaven, while “woe” and “wrath” continue on earth.
►Revelation 3:10 “I will keep them from the hour of trial that will come upon the whole world.”
The original word used for “keep from” in the verse above, is “ek tereo.” This is a most insightful word! “Tereo” is where we get the word “terrain” from. It means the physical earth. The word “ek” means “clean out away from.”
Many post-tribbers claim that the church will be protected through the tribulation period. This word usage alone does not allow that interpretation! Besides, the tribulation saints (many of them) will be martyred in the tribulation and not protected.
The term “hour of trial” is accepted to mean the seven-year tribulation. There is no dispute.
We will be kept clean out away from the tribulation-terrain! Isn’t that good to know!
For those who believe in a post-tribulation rapture, a most important event is missing at the Second Coming! They are in for a big surprise.
►Revelation 19:11-21 describes the events of the Second Coming at the end of the tribulation. (Many other verses too)There is no rapture found here anywhere, except a “rapture” of unbelievers to the “feast of vultures” where they become vulture food. (Matthew 24:28, Ezekiel 39:17).
No mention is made of a post-tribulation rapture in relation to the Second Coming in any verse anywhere in the Bible.
Be careful who you receive from:
We are in a spiritually charged environment. Doctrine is especially charged with either the Spirit of truth or the spirit of error.
A teacher must be known for his teaching success, even if it’s an unpopular message. A godly teacher will have godly results.
How can you believe or trust the word of failed rapture predictors? How can you trust the word of false prophets? If you do, you have some screws loose.
Being led by the Spirit, means that there will be supernatural truths that will be alive in you bringing you to glorious change and maturity.
Be careful of teachers with hearts full of pride and ulterior motives. Be careful of teachers who are novices. Be careful to listen to the inner witness in your heart.
It’s often insightful to note what makes some people mad with you and what does not. There is a huge, growing clash on the go between all things of God, His word, His kingdom and all things of the world. Never the twain shall meet!
The big end-time attacks on the truth are and will continue to be upon Israel, the true church and the pre-tribulation rapture of the church.
By the way, if you are an adherent to any form of replacement theology, by default, you cannot believe in a pre-tribulation rapture. The way the verses are constructed, means you have to accept that you will go through all of the tribulation.
Come in, come in, it’s dinner time:
Come in, come up here, fly away and be seated at the table of magnificent glory. “Pass the gravy please.”
If you are alive at the time of the rapture, one of two spectacular meals awaits you.
You will be ushered in to the great marriage feast of the Lord in heaven as you become His bride forever. (Revelation 19:9)
The other dinner is not so cool!
Revelation 19:17-18 “...Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of captains, the flesh of the mighty men...”
Obviously this “eating” is symbolic, but it makes the point alright!
The tribulation period is also called “the indignation.” (Isaiah 26:19-29)
Indignation (Tribulation) Strong’s G3709: “Orge” Meanings: wrath, vengeance, anger, punishment. One of the meanings of “ogre” is a hideous monster that eats humans!
It’s better to go to the “marriage feast of the Lamb.”
1 Thessalonians 1:10 “...He was raised from the dead, who delivers us from the wrath to come.”
1 Thessalonians 5:9 “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation, through our Lord.”
Perhaps the most dramatic, miraculous, spectacular victory of God and the godly will be the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. This rapture marks huge changes on earth and sets in motion the final defeat of the enemies of God.
We are to pray for our peace even now in the forerunner period to these great troubles to come.
This is a combination of a number of my pictures. There is a giant baobab tree (background) a smaller baobab tree which I have solarised. There are sections of a waterfall a rainbow and gold leaf.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!