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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 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!