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- The Middle East flare up has calmed down for now. The oil price has retreated hard, the gold price has fallen a little too as international pressures ease. We are back into prophetic limbo – for now.
- Iran nuclear deal on brink of collapse as Britain, France and Germany trigger "dispute" mechanism to confront Iran directly.
- Iran sees largest conversions to Christianity in world in percentage terms. Afghanistan is second, and Egypt next. Anti-Semitism worldwide, continues to grow – inexplicably!
- Three large volcanoes erupt within the last three days worldwide.
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Application to the mass-media:
Matthew 21:15 “When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did...they were indignant.”
Psalm 73:6-9 “Pride serves as the necklace of the wicked, violence covers them like a garment...They speak loftily, they set their mouth against the heavens and their tongue walks through the earth.
Psalm 94:20 “Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You?”
Ezekiel 13:18 “...Will you hunt the souls of My people and keep yourselves alive.”
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.
17th January 2020.
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Time the eternal element:
Time is a most precious gift. Be careful to divide you time wisely and spiritually productively.
A long time school friend of mine, an ex airline captain and legendary acrobatic pilot was killed a few weeks ago as his plane crashed. I had met with him recently and knew he was not saved then.
The point is that our time is of utmost value and can get snatched away from us in a flash. – Ready or not!
I can’t imagine the horror of the unsaved, stepping into eternity and then discovering that the price for their salvation had already been paid, and they refused it.
I have come to a hairs breadth of losing my life back in the 70s before I was saved. When I think back of that it makes me shudder! In fact if you’re not saved, and if you step out of bed, you are on thin ice with a fire below it!
So many people spend their time on futile, purely materialistically orientated things. They have wasted their lives and sold themselves to self, the world and the demonic, knowingly or not.
But know this: Your great gift of time has a time-stamp on it which is running out!
There is great security in knowing that our God knows all about us and what we will do with the time He has blessed us with, which makes you a very important person! Those struggling with purpose, meaning, and “who or why, am I” questions, this is for you:
The following is a compilation of the entirety of Psalm 139, showing your value and importance to the kingdom:
“O Lord you have searched me and know me, you understand my goings and my thoughts. You are acquainted with all my ways. Every word on my tongue, You know altogether. You have hedged me in from behind and before. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Your right hand shall hold me and lead me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. You saw me before I was formed, and in Your book I am written. How precious are your thoughts to me? Search me O God and see if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.”
I hope the above Psalm is music to your ears and light to your life.
You are of major importance to our Lord and you need Him more than you may think!
The greatest hoax in world history is that God is not, and you don’t need His salvation and holiness! The greatest hoax is “Tomorrow is another day; everything will carry on as normal.” If you are not saved or just living for self – you have been solidly hoaxed, hoodwinked and hooked!
Most people today are rebels to the living God and His word and don’t even know it. But He knows it and knows it well – every little bit!
Dealing with end-time rebellion to God, and homosexuality in particular, these amazing verses below offer quite an incredible insight! You would be wise to take heed.
“God gave them up to uncleanness and the lusts of their heart”. (Romans 1:24) “God gave them up to vile passions, exchanging what is natural for that which is against nature (women with women, likewise men with men) Even as they would not retain God in their knowledge; God gave them over to a debased mind”. (Romans 1:26, 28)
And now observe the ending this discourse:
Romans 1:32 “These knowing the righteous judgement of God, that those who practise such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practise them.”
Here we see a clear condemnation of those who simply “approve” of these sins. Be careful what you agree with and give your approval to, because God puts you in the same boat as them! In the verse below we see the positive side of what we approve.
Philippians 1:9-10 “I pray that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offence until the day of Messiah.”
Today the world is on short-time fuse, spiralling downwards. Firstly they overlook evil, then permit it, then legalise it, then promote it, then celebrate it and then persecute those who still call it evil!
What a mess this world is in and it’s time is just about up! The shofar is blowing!
The cross produces resurrection which saves and makes holy. Those who are enemies of the cross are by extension not saved and are unholy. Those of “another Jesus” are cross-less and in the same situation. They must save themselves. They are cursed. (Galatians 1:8, 2 Corinthians 11:4)
You can’t kill a resurrected Lord and His word! The Bible therefore, is the only truly resurrected book in the world, being the word of the living God. That also means that all things related to God’s call and plan for Israel is found in resurrection, so to speak. You can’t kill that which is resurrected!
Many ministers of the gospel are primed to be great end-time deceivers, especially those who justify and approve the mixture of paganism and truth, and those who approve of replacement theology. All ministers who lessen the importance of the cross and resurrection are a dangerous commodity!
In these end times, as prophesied, we are seeing a massive increase in lying, deception, false prophets, and seducing perverse spirits all in rebellion to God and His word.
Unsaved, be careful, your time is almost up. The fire below is burning a big hole right through the thin ice you are on! And there is a welcoming party of horror and terror awaiting your arrival! In your welcome party are many leaders, celebrities, peers and people of note - the ones who you respected and followed all your life.
Isaiah 14:9 “Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, all the chief ones of the earth, it has raised up from their thrones, all the kings of the nations.”
Isaiah 5:14 “Sheol (hell) has enlarged itself and opened its mouth beyond measure. Their glory and multitude and pomp, and he is jubilant shall descend into it.”
It’s time to know God deeply and intimately. It’s time to be known by our Lord, it’s time to stand out from the crowd, be holy and different. Time is running out!
Edition 499: December 10th 2019
Refuting an “imminent” rapture:
These are words of life!
The word “imminence” means: “It is impending and due to happen”. The word as used in the context of the rapture has come to mean: “It’s due at any time with no preceding signs”. An imminent rapture is the majority opinion amongst Bible teachers. I do not support this view.
This is not an issue for division, but there are important consequences.
I most certainly do believe that the rapture is imminent using the definition of, “Its coming soon.” The usage of “imminent,” meaning, you cannot know when, is what I am refuting.
In this edition, I will share with you some amazing truths.
My view on this is nothing new and has been the minority consensus right through the church age. I began teaching on this subject in the early 80’s, and nothing has changed except that some more things have come to light and been added as the time approaches.
The judgements of God:
There are a number of great judgements revealed in the Bible, which you would be wise to consider.
- The events of the cross are in fact a judgement upon, and removal of sin.
- The rapture of the true church places us at the “Judgement Seat (Bema) of Messiah. This is a judgement exclusively for rewards. (The believer’s sin has been removed.)
- The tribulation period as a whole is a judgement upon the sin of the world and Israel.
- The sheep and goat judgement of the nations occurs right at the very end of the tribulation period, after Armageddon.
- The Great White Throne judgement of all unbelievers occurs at the end of the Millennium. (Revelation 20:12)
- We are told in the Bible that if we judge ourselves now (in line with scripture), we will not be judged with the world. (1 Corinthians 11:31)
Can we know when the rapture will take place?
We may not know right down to the final day and hour. But even that prophecy has a wonderful twist to it as you will see further down.
I believe that as the day approaches we will get more light on the subject. Yes we can know down to a very short period of time. Read on my friends, and my sceptical friends.
It’s not in God’s character to catch us out. It is the unbeliever who will be caught out!
There will be many signs, but there is one great big sign, which is the subject of this edition.
The Rapture and Rosh Hashanah (The Feast of Trumpets):
The seven feast of the Lord in their biblical order, paint a dramatic picture of the course of God’s redemptive plan and actions with Israel, the church and Israel again in the tribulation period. Each of the feasts points to a major prophetic milestone event.
The first four feasts have already been fulfilled in the events of the cross and the formation of the church. These are: ●Passover (the cross) ●Unleavened bread (Holiness), ●Firstfruits (Resurrection), ●Pentecost (Church age begins). The unfulfilled feasts are: ●Rosh Hashanah (Rapture, start of tribulation), ●Atonement (Wrath of God), ●Tabernacles (Second Coming / Millennium)
Just as surely as the church age began at Pentecost with the indwelling Holy Spirit in the hearts of believers, it will end with the church, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, being removed. It is absolutely inconceivable, and impossible, that these things will not happen.
It is impossible that the final three feasts will not be fulfilled in the same literal manner as the first four were. If this is the case, the next feast to be fulfilled is Rosh Hashanah / Trumpets.
Amazing prophetic details of Rosh Hashanah:
Rosh Hashanah is followed by Yom Kippur (Days of Awe) and the Feasts of Tabernacles.
Yom Kippur will be fulfilled in the tribulation period by the wrath of God.
Rosh Hashanah announces a ten-day period of Awe culminating in Yom Kippur itself. In other words, prophetically, it announces the tribulation period.
Rosh Hashanah is also known as the day of judgement and the day of repentance. (Relating to Israel)
Rosh Hashanah is also called the Feast of Trumpets, because 100 trumpet blasts are sounded culminating in one long blast known as the “last trump.”
One of the meanings of the trumpet blasts is, “The awakening trumpet blast.”
On Rosh Hashanah the righteous are confirmed to be written in the book of life. Others are given 10 days, until Yom Kippur (Day of Awe) to repent. That is a perfect type of people getting saved after the rapture in the tribulation period. (Tribulation saints)
It is most important that we take special and urgent note of what Rosh Hashanah symbolises. It symbolises the beginning of judgement on Israel. It symbolises the time leading to the “wrath of God.” It symbolises the repentance of Israel, which we know from numerous other scriptures begins and runs through the tribulation period.
So, Rosh Hashanah speaks prophetically of the major dispensation change ending the church age, and the new beginning of the season of repentance and judgement upon Israel.
Rosh Hashanah speaks to Israel and the church because it signals this dispensation change.
There are many other exciting things about this feast, like the coronation of the King and others, but the real big thing is that it symbolises the start of the tribulation period also called the time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) trouble and Daniel’s seventieth week.
Again, I must remark: This is the next feast in line to be fulfilled and if not fulfilled by these things, what else would it be?
Plain, simple logic dictates that if this feast symbolises the tribulation start, then it must also symbolise the pre-tribulation rapture of the church as the church dispensation ends.
So, do we have any signs for the rapture? Yes of course we do. It is Rosh Hashanah.
That means we are very close to this happening, what a wonderful comfort!
Psalm 47:5 “God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.”
Which Rosh Hashanah?
The answer is – I don’t know for absolute sure.
I suspect that it will be this next one coming along on September 19th next year. We will know by the many other signs that will have to be in place right then.
The entire jigsaw puzzle needs to be complete and in place.
Looking at the speed at which all the ducks are lining up, it looks very much like it will be the next one. We will see these things approaching.
There are indicators as to which one it will be, revealed in the patterns of the jubilee’s, but more on that another time.
The “anytime” rapture:
The view that the rapture could happen at any time without warning, obviously means that the tribulation period is also going to begin in the same manner.
Some erroneously teach that there will be a period of time, as much as ten years or so, between the rapture and the tribulation start. There is no scriptural basis for that, besides that, there can never be an inter-dispensation time period. One begins as the previous on closes.
The removal of the restrainer releases the antichrist immediately. (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8) These two events begin the tribulation period immediately. There is no long time gap.
The most common reason given for a rapture at any time is the verse, “Of that day and hour, no one knows...” (Matthew 24:36) Firstly, that refers to a very specific, short time and most certainly not a longer time period like a month or year.
But let me destroy another widely held view. They say, “no one knows the day or hour.” Wrong! It says “Of that day and hour no one knows”. The word “of” means the surrounding issues and characteristics! “Of” is not a time word, it describes the conditions at the time.
Some say that not even the Lord knows when the rapture will be, but the Father only. They are right because that’s what the verse says. But it is referring to the time period when Yeshua was on this earth in the domain of many evil spirits and in a physical body.
Zechariah 14:7 “It shall be one day which is known to the Lord – neither day nor night, but at evening time it shall happen that it will be light.”
Secondly, the “day and hour” is a play on Rosh Hashanah, which is also known as, “the feast of which no one knows the day or hour”. This is why the feast is held over two days, because it begins when the new moon is sighted, which, in those days could only be determined within two days.
The rapture will take place in a “twinkling of an eye.” This is also a play on Rosh Hashanah which begins at the “twinkling of an eye,” meaning the time period at dusk just as the sun sets when it briefly “twinkles.” This is a long held traditional view in Hebrew circles.
That also identifies the rapture “twinkling” (1 Corinthians 15:52), with Rosh Hashanah.
Some say that if we knew when the rapture would occur, Christians would continue living like the devil until the last moment. That argument is so ridiculous I won’t even address it.
Pre or Post?
The big debate in Christian circles is a pre or post tribulation rapture. Obviously, I’m solidly in the pre trib camp. But let me add that the post trib crowd have some convincing arguments (and some real bad ones). At the end of it all, the pre-tribulation rapture wins the day.
A post tribulation rapture would seriously damage the prophetic importance and implications of Rosh Hashanah as I have explained above. It makes Israel the church and would nullify the messages of Rosh Hashanah.
As we get glimpses into heaven, we see that rewards are given to Christians immediately after the rapture, long before the Second Coming. We see the 24 elders already rewarded in heaven while the tribulation is on the go on earth.
The armies in heaven clothed in white, fine linen (which is the righteous acts of the saints – Revelation 19:8) follow our Lord back to earth at the Second Coming. (Zechariah 14:5)
Revelation 19:14 “And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.”
So, the church returns already rewarded.
At the Second Coming our Lord returns from a wedding (Luke 12:36) He returns with His bride. How can Yeshua return from the wedding feast if the wedding hasn’t taken place yet? The post tribulation rapture leaves no place or time for the marriage feast.
The rapture will occur at the last trumpet blast (1 Corinthians 15:52). Many people mix this up with the last trump of the Revelation at the Second Coming. Paul wrote his letter describing the last trumpet, long before John wrote the Revelation, so how could Paul have been referring to the Revelation trumpet, which John had not even written about yet?
Now let’s have a brief look at some other amazing rapture terms:
►The term “caught up” (1 Thessalonians 4:18) is the rapture.
►The term “gather together unto Him” is the rapture. (2 Thessalonians 2:1)
►The term in which the restrainer is “taken out of the way” (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7) is the rapture.
►The term, “Keep you from” the hour of trial to come upon the whole world (tribulation), means to be kept clean out away from, in time and space. (Revelation 3:10) It is the rapture. The word “from” in the verse above is Strong’s G575 “Apo.” Meanings: A “separation”, or “physical distance from”.
►The term “has come in” relating to the full number of the Gentiles which must come in, before God’s work swings over to saving the Jews, is the rapture. (Romans 11:25)
►The term, “Come up here” (Revelation 4:1) is the rapture of John to heaven to receive the book of Revelation, but it is an important type of the rapture of the church at the end of the church age, revealed in the previous three chapters. After this event the church is not seen on earth throughout the tribulation.
►The term “The great apostasy” (2 Thessalonians 2:3) can also mean a departure, or the rapture itself! The verse ties the apostasy to the revealing of the antichrist and says nothing at all about a falling away from the faith! Apostasy in relation to falling away from the faith has already occurred significantly in the Catholic-created dark ages.
►The rapture of the two witnesses occurs sometime near mid tribulation, if you read all the surrounding verses. (Revelation 11:12) This begs the question: If there is to be a post-tribulation rapture, why are these two raptured long before the Second Coming?
Looking watching and praying:
Even though we can be pretty sure that the rapture / tribulation start will occur on a Feast of Trumpets, we still need to watch and pray, look for and analyse all the signs, and discern the voice of the Lord in it all.
Titus 2:13 “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Yeshua the Messiah.”
Hebrews 9:28 “To those who eagerly wait for Him, He will appear a second time, apart from sin for salvation.”
1 Corinthians 1:7 “See to it that you came short in no gift, eagerly awaiting the revelation of our Lord Yeshua, the Messiah.” (Note that the gifts continue till the rapture.)
Philippians 3:20 “Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for our Saviour.”
1 Thessalonians 1:10 “We wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Yeshua who delivers us from the wrath to come.”
Glimpses into heaven:
Revelation 7:9 “After these things I looked and behold a great multitude which no one could number of all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands.”
This event takes place “after these things”, which refers to the seal judgements on the go on earth and is well before the Second Coming.
Palm branches are symbols of victory, triumph and peace.
Revelation 12:12 “Therefore rejoice O heavens and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows he has a short time.”
This scenario above is impossible to place at the end of the tribulation.
Rapture and Second Coming signs:
There may be no immediately visible signs of the rapture, but there most certainly are many relating to Israel and the soon coming tribulation.
Because the rapture, the end of the church dispensation, and the start of the next are so close together in time, it is perfectly legitimate to look to the coming tribulation start as the great sign of the approaching rapture.
Another big sign of the coming tribulation is the coming peace treaty. We will see that coming. It may or may not have some degree of fulfilment in the Kushner “Deal of the century,” soon to be revealed.
Other big signs include the coming war of Gog and Magog, the Damascus war and the Psalm 83 war.
The following scripture relates to the signs at the Second Coming and not the rapture:
Matthew 24:29-31 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. The stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory and He will send His angels with the sound of a great trumpet and they will gather together the elect from the four winds, from the one end of heaven to the other.”
The “elect” who are “gathered” in the verse above, are the tribulation saints, not the church, who are in heaven at this point.
He will gather His elect at the great trumpet, which is NOT the last trumpet for the church age. At the rapture there are no signs like we see here for the Second Coming when the sun is darkened and moon and stars fall from the sky etc.
At the Second Coming, “All the nations will mourn” and “Every eye will see Him” Every eye will see Him because He will descend to the Mount of Olives in the same manner as He left, which was slowly, with all eyes on Him. This is absolutely not a description of the rapture!
At the rapture our Lord descends to the clouds in a blinding flash to snatch believers up in a moment. (atomo = atomic instant.) He does not come to the earth.
Why is the rapture a meeting in the sky, while the Second Coming is distinctly on earth? It seems odd. The meeting at the Second Coming takes place on the Mount of Olives, and not in the sky.
The answer is to clearly distinguish between the two events. They are separate events and not the same event as claimed by the post-trib crowd.
The unsaved world will not expect the rapture. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5) To them He comes as a thief in the night. None but the saved will see Him. Destruction comes suddenly. “But you brethren are not in darkness that this day should overtake you.”
Matthew 24:33-34 (The sign of the ripening fig tree – Israel) “When you see all these things, know (Original word = a command to know) that it is near, at the very door. This generation (of Jews) will not pass away until all these things are fulfilled.”
I took this picture of a kokerboom (quiver) tree in Namaqualand and mixed it with feathers.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!