|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.|
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- Covid 19 virus is still spreading worldwide. Watch for this to level off. Watch for the infection rate to begin to decline. It will happen and soon. Watch for many leaders to turn to God. Some are!
- China is to lift lockdown on April 8th as 1.5 billion worldwide go into lockdown.
- This pandemic is going to take a large chunk out of world economic growth and set back nations and people already struggling.
- Interestingly the word “Corona” means “crown” it is also a fiery ring surrounding the sun visible at an eclipse. Does it symbolise a crown of fiery judgement?
►►Please watch this most important video clip by Jonathan Cahn entitled “The Return”
►►►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.
Revelation 18:4 “I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her My people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive her plagues.”
Isaiah 52:11 “Depart! Depart! Go out from there, touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her. Be clean, you who bear the vessels (word) of the Lord.”
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Psalm 34:19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
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.
27th March 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Watchmen who spy with their little eye:
A major goal of The Prophetic Scroll (TPS) is to be ahead of the curve. It is to have eyes looking into the future. It is to hear the word of the Lord and to inform and warn of things to come.
Here at TPS you will find teaching and encouragement for your heart and your head. You will be kept safely in the arms of our Lord, through the work of the Spirit of God.
The spread and growth of the coronavirus is often represented as a curve in a graph, with the largest numbers at the peak of the curve.
I have some good news for you:
The coronavirus has run its course and is over! You might think I’m mad! Well, there are two issues here. Firstly, that is the sense I get from the word of the Lord. Secondly that is what the graphs and charts are saying.
Of course it’s not over in reality yet, but the curve in most places has peaked. You may surprised to know that China’s Wuhan Province where the virus started and killed many is already back to normal with all services, factories transport and industries back to normal operation. (Look it up) Other nations are seeing a flattening of the curve after the peak. A few are still seeing an increase.
We are to look out into the future and not right at our noses. Yes I do believe there is going to be a lot of difficulty ahead, but the human spirit has strong bounce-back ability.
Stock markets are always anticipatory of future economic fundamentals. They price in the future now. We have seen world markets crash and then crash again. But in the last week or so they have registered repeated record runs higher, including the largest ever one day point gain in history on the Dow.
Markets create many signals including the reliable “key reversal signal” which is a capitulation to the downside and a “V” shaped spike higher forming a number of higher highs on the charts. This is just what we have now.
Can the markets still go down? Yes they can take another hit, but the main, furious downside is over.
All the pessimists including Christian pessimists can only see the reality of sick, dying and dead people everywhere! They can’t see the light in the tunnel because they are the dark tunnel.
The mass media have created a no-man’s land riddled with mine-fields saying, ‘don’t resist our opinions’. They have created a fortified ‘city’ full of so-called giants of their own opinions.
Let’s put this into spiritual terms with our two good friends of antiquity – Joshua and Caleb.
Joshua and Caleb:
These were two of the twelve spies sent by Moses to spy out the Promised Land of Israel.
This story relates prophetically to Israel’s future salvation, and also applies to God’s promises for the Christian.
We should all know the story. All the spies saw the same thing which was a land flowing with milk and honey, but with big giants and fortified towns. Ten came back and accurately reported what they saw and thought. They said that it was impossible to defeat these giants and the fortifications.
Joshua and Caleb saw the same things but in faith, looked beyond and came back with an outrageous, radical, good report in light of all the bad things. It defied eyes, ears and logic!
We have exactly the same picture with David and Goliath, which speaks very much of Israel’s fight for survival today.
Joshua and Caleb refused to see themselves as submitted grasshoppers controlled by evil.
The ones who went into the Promised Land had wholeheartedly followed God.
The ten evil spies had significant influence. They held the majority consensus, because they thought they could see with their eyes. The Bible says that the caused the entire congregation to murmur. (Numbers 14:17-38)
The ten with the evil report led the entire camp of the children of Israel to banishment by God in the wilderness, where they all died of the plague. Joshua and Caleb were the ones to lead the new flock into the land.
The ten spies are represented in the mass-media. They see with eyes that cannot see.
Tragically, much of the church today not only carries the virus of the ten evil spies relating to Israel, they actually facilitate it with their anti-Semitism and replacement theology.
You must have spiritual eyes to hear God’s trumpet warnings, or the holy, golden, shining sword is coming your way fast. (Deuteronomy 32:41, Ezekiel 21:9)
I believe that’s not politically correct today to say a sword is coming! – Voetsak!
Two pretty neat watchmen!
The twelve spies were sent to spy out the land. Only two of the ten were God's watchmen.
●The word “spy” is Strong’s H8446 meaning to seek, search and explore.
●The word “watchman” is Strong’s H6822 meaning to keep watch, or to spy out and observe. Note that the meanings are almost identical.
Today we have many self-proclaimed watchmen. They are part of the ten evil spy network! They spy out what they see. They report on what they see and speculate with variables. They are repeatedly wrong. (I heard of one who recently claimed that the rapture would take place on Purim, because that’s when Jews get drunk in the streets! – What garbage!)
Some people are so thickly deceived that even if you show them the truth, they will still believe a lie. That is because deception is primarily an evil spirit, which becomes imbedded if not cut out.
So, if the Covid 19 story is on the way out, have we learned the lesson? Many have. Many are talking of national repentance. Many joined for urgent prayer and still are. But many have not. These are those who never will. They are the doomed ones. Please don’t be one!
How many large biblical abominations present in the nations, that led to their national curses will go? Very few will!
What is important and coming soon is the next round of catastrophic judgment on this world. This is because of the overall place we are in prophecy. It will speed up.
The truly blind media and their blind sheep have denied God and His word. They have by extension denied mankind the ability to see sin, wickedness and abomination.
►Here is a most powerful lesson for you in these days:
Deuteronomy 8:2 “The Lord your God led you all these forty years in the wilderness to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart. Verse 16: He might humble you and test you to do you good in the end.”
Psalm 106:14-15 “They soon forgot His works, they did not wait for His counsel, but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tested God in the desert, so He gave them their requests, but sent leanness into their soul.”
Some of these end-time things are great surgical tools for your heart!
Psalm 71:20-21 “You have shown me great and severe troubles, You shall revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You shall increase my greatness and comfort me on every side.”
2 Kings 6:16 “Do not fear, for those that are with us are more than with them.” The Lord opened their eyes to see mountains full of chariots of fire all around Elisha!
Welcome to TPS – your very own Joshua and Caleb for today’s exciting and unique times!
Edition 498: December 3rd 2019
Rapture of the remnant:
These are words of life!
There are many who believe every single Christian will be raptured and others who believe that only those that meet certain conditions will be raptured. Of course this is a very important issue which we need to look into diligently.
The bottom line is that every true born-again Christian will be raptured. But that is a small group! It consists of few amongst the many of those who call themselves the church. Those of the counterfeit or false church, not truly born-again, will not be raptured. Only the remnant few will be.
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate for wide is the gate that leads to destruction and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult (confined) is the way which leads to life and there are few who find it.”
We need to examine objectively who the true church is, and who it is not and why.
In these end-times the gap between the true and the false church is widening. The “remnant church” is a fairly broad term used for true, Bible-believing and applying Christians who have been properly born-again and who have the fruits to prove it.
It is not enough to simply profess to be a Christian, without the active new-birth, repentance and the following fruits.
It really is not up to us to decide who is truly born-again or not, although we can tell by the fruits. This edition is simply to present you with some frightening realities and guidelines.
The Bible indicates that those who are truly saved will be taken in the rapture and the others will be left behind.
Sin resides in the fallen self-life or soul area of the believer. Through the new-birth, the Spirit of God resides in the spirit-man of the believer, which is now one with God. The unbeliever has a fallen nature in soul and spirit.
It is only the new-birth that re-creates us as new beings, perfect in spirit. This inner perfection then works through to our soul and thinking, renewing and changing us from within, as we renew our minds daily.
God will not dwell with sin in His presence. So it is logical then that only the truly saved qualify for the rapture. That makes it exclusive, which is a reason why worldly thinking despises it.
Who is who in the zoo?
Shock and horror comes into the picture as we look at the identifying factors of whom the real church is and who it is not and why!
Proverbs 24:20 “There will be no prospect for the evil man. The lamp of the wicked will be put out.”
Psalm 10:4 “The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.”
The most dangerous “Christians” are those who get rid of, or downplay the cross and its work in us.
Beware of the modern principles of tolerance and passivity. When you have to change the age-old tenets of scripture to make them relevant to today, you are in trouble. God convicts of sin. If you remove or change what sin is, you remove conviction and you are on the slippery slope.
Mixing the word and the world, sin and holiness is like trying to mix God and the devil.
The false church, biblically called the “harlot” church will be huge. (Revelation 17:1) The remnant church is the biblical Philadelphian church. (Revelation 3:7-13) Don’t go with the flow of the blinded masses. Set your sail into the wind.
1 John 4:1-6 “Test the spirits whether they are of God, for many false prophets have gone out...They speak of the world and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; by this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”
Proverbs 16:2 “All the ways of man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits.”
The remnant church is the “light of the world”. It is the “pillar and foundation of truth”. (1 Timothy 3:15) Once it is gone in the rapture, deep darkness immediately descends into the fallen “temple” of this world. Once the light has gone and the pillars have been removed, the false church will speedily join the multi-faith delusion with the evil powers of false prophet driving it.
Identifying the fake church
The false, counterfeit, fake church is all around us and growing fast. You will know them by their fruits, which will become manifest especially when the pressure is on.
It is possible to be exactly like a Christian, but not be one!
The nature of the counterfeit Christian church today is easily identifiable if you know where to look: ●It consists of the lukewarm and those mixed with worldliness. ●It consists of the superficial, and those who do not clearly distinguish between light and dark, truth and error. ●It consists of those with hazy doctrine. ●It consists of those who are of “another Jesus,” who are enemies of the cross of Messiah and have no cross of their own to take up. ●It consists of those who hate correction and discipline and want nothing to do with judgement. ●It consists of those with no price to pay, who don’t “count the cost” of discipleship. ●It consists of those whose main chant is “Me now,” and “I am he.” ●It consists of those who love the world and being approved by it. ●It consists of those who secretly love their sin. ●It consists of the spiritually untidy (normally seen in general untidiness too). ●It consists of those with no prayer life. ●It consists of those with no interest in evangelism. ●It consists of those who don’t forgive others. ●It consists of those who are blind to the kingdom of God, and blind to the kingdom of this world.
The counterfeit Christian hates denial of self, never talks of, or even believes in hell and judgement to come. He hates being warned and barks at the warning signs.
This “me-now” generation of Christians is the “get more” generation. It is those who have manufactured, with doctrinal support, new modern-day idols of materialism.
The churches that won’t teach or deal with current events, eschatology in particular, are either blind or a fraud. They are Christian fake-news. The avoidance of current events creates the illusion for their feel-good suckers, that everything is fine and will continue as always. (2 Peter 3:4)
The false church has no power. They think they do, but they don’t. They do have the power of deception through manipulation which they use masterfully.
What a shock many professing Christians who put their hand up in a meeting to accept the Lord, will get when the Lord says to them. “I don’t accept you, depart from me, I never knew you”! What a terrifying shock many will get when they are left behind at the rapture!
2 Peter 2 is all about the danger of false doctrine. Here are some of the headings within the chapter from my Bible: ●Destructive doctrines. ●The doom of false teachers. ●The depravity of false teachers. ●The deceptions of false teachers! Please study this chapter.
Galatians 1:8 “If we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached, let him be accursed.”
Galatians 2:5 “We did not yield submission even for an hour (to false brethren) that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.”
Jude 1:3-4 “...I am exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints, for certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men who turn the grace of God into licentiousness and deny the Lord.”
►It is important to know how Satan can bring down a Christian:
It begins with bad fellowship and its influence. Truths once held are cast aside and new modern, acceptable, tolerant and relevant “truth” comes in – all in the name of love. Then the major foundational doctrines of salvation get cast aside in favour of worldly, universal doctrines. These people then become enemies of the cross of Messiah and often end up as all-out enemies of God and His people.
The truth will set you free”, says the Bible. But the truth in the devil’s hands will bring you into bondage in the name of “truth” and freedom! Spiritual discernment is required.
The modern church makes you happy in the world, and pleased with yourself rather than having a fear of God and of your own inner potential to be your own proud god.
Unity is powerful and good, but only when it’s of God. Be careful of whom you come into unity with.
Building a new world, or even a Christian world, mans way, in unity, is just like the building of the Tower of Babel, and we know how that ended. (Genesis 11:6)
The character of the true rapture-ready, remnant church:
Knowledge of the rapture, even if it is basic, is essential for your life’s walk today.
The pre-tribulation rapture view is found predominantly (not exclusively) amongst Spirit-filled churches. This speaks volumes! What also speaks volumes is that most of the post-trib rapture believers are of the Spirit-less churches like the orthodox churches.
If you are right with God from His perspective: ●You love and exalt His word and its author the Holy Spirit. ●You receive correction and discipline easily and well. ●You walk in supernatural, sustaining power. ●You eagerly reject the word of the world and its ways. ●You see the spirits of the world clearly. ●You operate in the gifts of the Spirit as required. ●You un-questioningly receive, love and stand with God’s plans for Israel, the Jews, and Jerusalem. ●You endure hardship.
The cross must always be central. A Christian with the battle-scars of the cross on his life is safe.
The application of the cross produces death and resurrection. It kills you and raises you to newness of life. The cross kills you the great “I am.” It slays your pride. You cannot be free from inner, deadly pride without the ministry of the cross in your life.
You can tell a lot about a ministry by its alliances and affiliates. “Show you me your friends and I’ll tell you what sort of person you are.”
The godly church will be known by the quantity of Bible exposition it presents. Too many are ill-informed and ignorant of the full truth. They are churches of personal opinion.
Biblical, Spirit-led truth is a most amazing, wonderful and terrifying thing! It breaks hearts wide open and shines light inside. It softens hearts and sets them on fire with zeal, and love for God. It hardens un-surrendered hearts and shines darkness into them.
The true, safe, godly church will be known by its special place for Israel and God’s word on Israel in their ministry and lives. They will also strongly come against replacement theology.
Joel 2:15-16 “Blow the trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly...Let the bridegroom go out of his chambers and the bride from her dressing room.”
The context of the verse above is the Second Coming of the Lord and not the rapture, which would have occurred seven years before this. But note that our Lord (the bridegroom) leaves heaven to descend to earth at the Second Coming, with His bride – the church!
Assuring your salvation:
Romans 8:38-39 “I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God...”
The verse above is a comfort to all who believe. It is an assuring anchor of great security.
But note that there is one important ingredient not here, which is the item that can cause the loss of salvation. It is you yourself!
No, nothing can cause you to lose your salvation except yourself. You can throw it away, and there are many verses indicating that. But we most certainly do not drift in and out of salvation. It is absolutely safe, secure, protected and preserved, if we don’t reject it ourselves.
Hebrews 6:4-6 “It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and tasted of the heavenly gift and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and tasted of the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.”
2 Peter 2:20 “If, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse than the beginning.”
Revelation 2:5 “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.”
John 15:2-6 “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away, and every branch that bears fruit He prunes...If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they come and gather them and cast them into the fire.”
We must actively work on our salvation.
We as born-again Christians are not working for our salvation. We are working for the salvation of our soul. The word for soul is “psuche” from where the word psyche and psychology comes from. It is the realm of our thinking, personality and character.
1 Peter 1:8-9 “...Now you do not see Him, yet believing you rejoice, with joy inexpressible, and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith – the salvation of your souls.”
Romans 6:22 “Now having being set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit of holiness, and the end, everlasting life.”
When your life’s motivation is to glorify our Lord, you are on the right track.
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.”
Psalm 18:20-21 “The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands, for I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.”
Note that eternal rewards are given for holiness!
Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
I’ve said much about the importance of your thinking of late, and will continue to do so. It is so very important. It is the channel of the devil, or the fortress of God. It creates your actions, your beliefs and more. It will get you rewarded in eternity or leave you with nothing but disappearing smoke for a reward.
Think on these things:
Luke 2:35 “A sword will pierce through your own soul that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
Jeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Who can know it? I the Lord search the heart (thoughts). I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways and the fruit of his doings.”
Proverbs 12:5 “The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.”
1 Chronicles 28:9 “As for you my son Solomon, know the God of your father and serve Him with a loyal heart and a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.”
To the “Christians” who thought they were saved and were not and get left behind at the rapture, it is the end of the world, but not completely so for you personally. You will still have an opportunity to repent and make right with God in the tribulation period.
That will make you a “tribulation saint,” and qualify you for the Millennium, but you will go through seven years of hell on earth, but you won’t end up in real hell.
If you throw out the opportunity in the tribulation, you will go to hell with all unbelievers.
Psalm 73:17 “When I went into the sanctuary, I understood their end...O how they are brought to desolation in a moment. They are consumed with terrors.”
Backsliders come home! Prodigal sons and daughters come home! Backsliding Israel come home, your time is running out fast!
The backslider does not lose his salvation, but he is on a deadly path.
You can lose nothing by coming to our Lord now, or put yourself in immense danger by failing to do so. Be biblically diligent with your life.
Psalm 132:4-5 “I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the mighty God of Jacob.”
Psalm 139:23 “Search me O Lord and known my heart; try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Psalm 130:6 “My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning. I say, more than those who watch for the morning.”
And at the end of the tribulation period – what a wonder:
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.”
Psalm 73:24 “You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterwards, receive me to glory.” (Rapture)
Wisdom derived from biblical truth is a wonderful place to rest.
I took this picture early in the morning from my tent out in the beautiful Namib Desert. Those are three Gemsbok (Oryx)
Shalom and grow in His Grace!