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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.
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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 514: March 24th 2020.
Know who to receive from.
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It’s very important to know who to receive from in terms of spiritual things and who not. It can get you shipwrecked or get you sailing away to glory.
The first source of your spiritual knowledge, wisdom and growth is the Holy Spirit.
Stay on the straight and narrow road with the word of God exalted. This will be the road with few people on it. Avoid the wide and winding road with multitudes on it, and many opinions.
The word “doctrine” comes from the root word “dogma.” Yes, doctrine is dogmatic!
The Spirit of the living God has something to say about everything all the time. We need ears to hear and eyes to see. We desperately need the spiritual gift of discernment. (Jeremiah 5:21, Mark 8:18)
The great tragedy is to have eyes that do not see, and ears that do not hear. Sadly, those with no spiritual eyes and ears don’t know they don’t have them. If ever there was a day in which Spirit-led spiritual wisdom is needed, it is today.
In this edition I want to look at the importance of these things specifically related to these end times, and the critical prophetic issues of the day.
These are the days in which multitudes worldwide will be in the valley of decision, or great deception. (Joel 3:14)
We are on the verge of increasing catastrophes and a great spiritual revival.
Tools of the “trade”
The purpose of the teacher is to reveal the word of God by the Spirit of God. The teacher is to be a living revelation, relating God’s word, without changing it, to current situations.
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no revelation, (prophetic) the people cast off restraint, but happy is he who keeps the law (word).”
1 Peter 4:11 “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God...”
Your spiritual food must cause you to grow well and accurately like a builder using a plumbline. (Amos 7:7-8). You must drink milk, eat meat and your vegetables and then ice cream. (1 Corinthians 3:2, 1 Peter 2:2)
Your food must be well prepared and not be mixed with any toxins. Mixture of truth and error nullifies the truth making it part of the pile of poison. It is the way of the world, and not God.
James 3:11 “Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter at the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring can yield both salt water and fresh.”
Twisted doctrine makes you a twisted person, albeit a bit further down the road.
The teacher must not try to be the leading of the Spirit for others.
The teacher must be: ●one who is able to withstand hardship without complaining. ●He must not be a novice in the things of God. ●His lifestyle must be God-centred and humble before God. ●He must be unafraid of the opinions of man. ●He must be a man of prayer. ●He must be spiritually equipped in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit, particularly the revelatory gifts. ●He must be a radical oddball. ●He must have an air of the authority of God around him. ●He must not be an indecisive speculator offering variable alternatives or opinions. ●He will be known for knowing the word backwards and for being enlightened by the Spirit. ●He will be known by the many people that he has led to victory, and by others who hate him. ●He must know how to rightly divide and apply the word between spirit, soul and body, and between dispensations.
By the way, I reject everything being packaged as “rightly dividing the word” by some of the Revelation 12-sign teachers. It has the dangerous goal of dividing Israel out of the picture.
I reject even what they have right, because it is all of a wrong spirit. It is easy to use what is right in letter, with a wrong spirit of error, which causes great harm down the line.
A very big problem in ministry is personal pride, self-promotion and self-exaltation. You can easily spot a man of self-importance. You can see it in his mannerisms, his words and methods of manipulation, even in his dress.
Many are experts at hiding their pride, but it comes out in the end. That was the sin of Lucifer. “Whoever exalts himself will be abased”. (Matthew 23:12, Proverbs 29:23)
The teacher must know and see exactly where we are prophetically, and proclaim it, looking into it, warning and leading.
►You should always get the feeling that your godly teacher is there to exalt and glorify God and His kingdom firstly, and above all else.
On the Isle of Patmos John received the Revelation. “He fell as dead,” before the vision of the Lord.” Do you see your teacher fall in humility before the Lord? In chapter four John is caught up to heaven. In this single chapter the word “throne” is used fourteen times.
Does you godly teacher enthrone and exalt our Lord repeatedly? Does he speak of the eternal, almighty, holy, high and lifted up One?
The teacher is to transfer and impart knowledge, understanding and the wisdom of God. But know this: With the transfer of these things comes a transfer of spirits. Many times you will catch or pick up the spirit of the teacher, like a virus.
That may be just fine, but with some, you will pick up pride, prejudice, deception, error and the course to being shipwrecked.
The teacher must teach on Israel, rightly divided, which is Israel: ●Called ●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected ●Regathered ●Repented ●Accepted ●Received.
●He must be a regular teacher of the cross of Calvary and the taking up of your own cross daily. ●He must know the power of the resurrection and make it known. Where there is no cross preached, pride, self will, presumption and the spirit of error will be big. ●He must constantly look at the things not seen. ●He must constantly lead you to identify and overcome the world, the flesh (self) and the demonic. ●He must have a legacy of being right and not wrong with prophecy and other doctrine. He must seek the rewards of God and do what generates eternal rewards. ●He must look around at the news events of the world and know exactly what is relevant to prophecy now and what is not. He must have an excitement in him, especially in these days.
The duty of the teacher is to preach, teach and lead in areas of: Encouragement, repentance, correction, training, judgement, things to come, baptism in water and in the Spirit, faith, holiness and all the doctrines of Messiah (Hebrews 6:1-2)
John the Baptist had a message preceding the first coming of the Lord. It was “Repent and be baptised.” The message of Peter was “repent and be baptised. The message of Paul was, “repent and be baptised.” (Mark 1:4, Acts 13:24, 19:4) In some cases it is “repent and believe!”
Why was repentance and adult water baptism so important? It is because repentance is a turning away from, and death to sin and self. Water baptism represents a death to the world. Repentance opens the doors to holiness and pure belief.
These are essential ingredients in the believer’s life, even more so in light of the soon coming of the Lord. Today the worldly Christian is not interested in repentance because it spoils his pursuit of pleasure, and he is not interested in water baptism because he loves the world. He believes in himself above all else.
As we head for the season of the Feasts of the Lord, this should be a most dramatic time in world history – perhaps the culmination of, and change of dispensations.
We are right on the very verge of most significant and dramatic changes and developments in Israel. The godly teacher will know all about it, proclaim it, lead and stand with Israel in these times.
The job of the church has always been to take the gospel to the Jew first. Most teachers, especially of Catholic origin or the Spirit-less churches have done the exact opposite!
The reason the gospel is to “the Jew first” (Romans 1:16), is because God will bring blessing to the whole world through the Jew. Today, many Jews are getting saved, but the overall numbers are still very small. The church, except for a few isolated exceptions, has disobeyed God totally in this and obeyed the deceived Catholic leaders through the church age.
God is now raising up Jews to be the primary evangelists to the Jews. Hearing the gospel from your own people brings a powerful dynamic. (Ezekiel 34:11-13)
The godly teacher will bless God by blessing Israel and facilitating all these things.
As Jews begin to be saved in increasing numbers, so anti-Semitism is increasing rapidly worldwide. It did so just before the Holocaust too. It’s the longest irrational hatred.
No one in history, not one, has ever defeated God’s plans for Israel through the ages. In fact no one in history has ever proved God wrong on anything, and been right about it. Isn’t that food for thought?
The churches with an anti-Israel message or who are silent on Israel, are a stench in the nostrils of God.
The coronavirus message:
Your Bible teacher or church must have a message and response to this crisis. He must know and inform you of the cause, the effects and the solution. (More about that in the next edition)
“Have we been called to this world for a time such as this?” – You bet! (Esther 4:14)
In dealing with this virus be realistic, but do not add to the fear and panic out there.
Obey the authorities in this regard. We, as the church need to show the world that we can stand together and be strong and even offer stability when everything is shaking.
It is the true church that is the light of the world and must lead the way of repentance and turning to God.
As the church our message must cause people to surrender to our Lord. What we have now is a great evangelism opportunity.
The Prophetic Scroll is praying that our regular readers are protected from this virus.
►Watch for it to begin to level off and then start decreasing!
Do you know the way to safety?
It is the way of embracing the fullness of Gods revealed attributes and character including judgement. There is safety in a walk of repentance. This is all part of true deep love in action.
Have you encountered Yeshua as the judge – your judge, everyone’s judge? Do you know the terror of the Lord? (2 Corinthians 5:10) Do you know the fear of God? If you do, “do not be afraid,” you are safe.
I have compiled and summarised the following from the first chapter of the Revelation. Note that every major point speaks of judgement directly or symbolically!
“He washed us from our sins in His blood and He made us kings and priests. To Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. All the tribes of the earth will mourn at His coming. I saw the Son of Man clothed down to His feet and girded about the chest with a golden band, His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like fine brass refined in a furnace and His voice like the sound of many waters. In His right hand were seven stars; out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword. His countenance was like the sun. He has the keys of Death and Hades.”
This is our Lord and Saviour. The Bible says that He knows you and your works. Do you see this Lord and know this God?
Does your teacher teach you all about holiness and its importance? In fact holiness is not difficult for the true Christian, because he is holy already – on the inside. It’s easy being holy when you are holy.
It is a most solemn thought that we are upheld and will be exalted by the victor over all sin evil and wickedness!
The deadly teacher:
Be careful out there! The main characteristic of the end-times as mentioned by our Lord is deception. (Matthew 24:4)
There is so much utter hogwash and dangerous deception out there. You need your armour!
Avoid any teacher that denies the baptism in the Spirit. They will be full of pride, blindness, self-will and error.
Avoid any teacher using Syncretism. This blends different spiritual beliefs into one. There are many in this boat. All those who mix the practises of Babylon and Catholicism into the church are guilty of it. Those who try to form a one world religion are guilty.
Right words can be of a wrong spirit and just as dangerous, because they seduce you with their supposed superiority. It is much more important to discern the spirit of the teacher than what he teaches.
Be very careful of people who say that you can’t receive from a particular section of scripture because it is not for the church. The Spirit of God can and does use all scripture to teach. (2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Corinthians 10:11, Romans 4:23, Romans 15:4, 2 Peter 1:20)
Christianity is not about information and religious knowledge. It is about the spirit in those things impacting and changing you.
Today more than ever, accurate true, Spirit inspired doctrine is essential, because of the rising opposition to it through the spirit of error.
Erroneous doctrine often builds upon itself and causes many to be led astray. A classic example of that was the deception of the Revelation 12-sign teachers. They did enormous damage. Some of them continue deceiving and being deceived.
Many ministers continue flogging a dead doctrinal horse, because it is what their denominations teach and require. They pass on dead letter to dead people! These people end up believing and fighting for their deception.
I have seen some who were deceived, with no spiritual gifts, get more and more deceived and end up far from the true God. If you are in error especially where biblical truth is available, it becomes a stronger and stronger stronghold in your life and more difficult to destroy as you go on.
Unforsaken and unrepented error will eventually destroy you spiritually.
I have seen people, my own father for one, who, in old age repented of his unbelief.
If you live till 90 and lived for the devil until 89, can you still live your last year without condemnation or regret? Of course you can. You can “redeem the time” (buy back) that which the devil has stolen.
Be very careful of any teacher, ministry or church that is silent on eschatology, or mocks the end-time message.
2 Peter 3:3-4 “In the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires, saying, where is the hope of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were.”
Imagine the regret of getting to heaven, being rewarded, and realising that you could have done so much more for the kingdom of God while on earth, and were called to do so much more.
This is the time to be right with God, right with doctrine and wrong with many people of the world.
This is the time to have spiritual eyes and ears seeing and hearing what God is doing.
I took this picture looking over a little waterfall on the Crocodile River, near my home.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!