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- The signing of the Abrahamic Accord at the White House later today is of no prophetic consequence on its own. Collectively with others it does have significance, but not Daniel 9:27
- Iraq (the home of Babylon) is reported to be lining up to make peace with Israel.
- There will be no talk of, or deal relating to the Temple Mount at this signing.
- Iran and friends threaten missile attack on Israel and the UAE because of their new friendship.
- Trump warns Iran of “1000-times harsher response” if Iran attacks US Ambassador to South Africa.
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.
18th September 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Watch the watchmen:
But first: Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s prayer meeting, “The Return” will be held on the Washington Mall, Washington DC, on the 26th September. This day is known as Shabbat Shuvah. Interestingly the Bible reading for the day is, “Return O Israel, to the Lord your God.”(Hosea 14:2-10 Micah 7: 18-20 Joel 2:15-27) It’s all centred on a global call for the church to return to the ways of God, and for Israel’s return to Messiah.
Today is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets, depending on the sighting of the new moon. ●This is NOT the rapture time and start of the tribulation.
The current peace efforts between Israel and some Arab nations is NOT the final antichrist peace deal - not by any means. What they are is incremental peace efforts.
This is NOT the “peace and safety, then sudden destruction” verse coming about. That verse relates to the Daniel 9:27 peace deal and the tribulation.
But these things collectively are important in that they present a new dawn for the Middle East. The knock-on effects and influence of these peace efforts are causing others to want to jump on the band wagon too.
Because these are such critical and dangerous times, this is a more important time than ever to be led correctly by men of God who are led by the Spirit and have a history of accuracy and stability. There are many amongst the riff raff.
So many wannabe watchmen and teachers are leading people astray with inaccurate, wrong pronouncements. Some are so outrageous! A watchman of the Lord is not one who watches for possibilities. He knows where to look and what to watch for and is led by the Spirit of God, therefore he is right.
I was given some “100% for sure” information in charts and numbers and various things as to why this would be the rapture time – for sure 100%! It didn’t sit right. When checking it out myself nothing added up!
Because a blind, always-wrong watchman says something is a sign; that does not make it so, by any means.
Being wrong destroys your authority and credibility, and damages the prophetic word and the faith of others, especially new believers.
Being wrong on major biblical things means one thing for sure – absolutely: You have not heard from God and you speak your own opinions.
The Spirit led teacher / watchman will have a history of godly stability and is therefore trustworthy.
Discernment is more critical than ever in the face of fast growing deception.
Ezra 3:13 (Temple rebuilt) “The people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people...”
Error becomes an immovable mountain if not dealt with, because it is formed and secured on the pillar of pride.
Spirit led, and inspired knowledge, understanding and wisdom endures and produces godly fruit.
One way to know a false teacher: When brought to correction, they will turn on you because you won’t join them in propping up their pride!
The Spirit of God in your heart is the umpire. He brings peace when you are on the right track. But you need the baptism of the Spirit. If not your umpire is you, yourself.
The condition of the end-time church:
There is a powerful prophetic message for the end-time church hidden in the messages to the seven churches in Revelation 2 & 3. They were seven historic churches. All seven contain truth for us, but prophetically, they also plot the course of church history.
The first three churches, Ephesus, Smyrna and Pergamos speak of the times gone by. The last four plot the course of the end time church and run concurrently. They are Thyatira, representing the Catholic and other orthodox churches. (They are cast into the tribulation) Sardis is the church that has a “name to live but is dead”. They are told that Lord will come upon them as a thief and they won’t know when! This represents the denominational Spirit-less churches. (With a few exceptions) Then comes the glorious church – the church of Philadelphia. They have the key of David, opening the doors to the Jews. (Isaiah 22:22) This church keeps the word and is promised to be kept out of the tribulation. Finally we have the lukewarm church of Laodicea, which is spiritually blind. God “vomits them out of His mouth.” “Laodicea”: Strong’s G2993, “Laodikeia” From two root words: ‘Laos’ = people and ‘Dike’ =Ruling. This is the people ruled” or “people/self opinionated church.
The pictures below show all that remains of Laodicea today. The Spirit of God flew away from this church and God spat them out of His mouth. (Revelation 3:16) The pillars still standing represent truth, but all else is gone.
1 Timothy 3:15 (Amp) “You know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and stay – the prop and support of the truth.”
So, what we see here is a very powerful and accurate picture of the end-time church. Some of it is the walking dead. Some are a horror of evil. Some are cast into the tribulation, spat out and condemned. And right in the midst is the church who keeps and loves the word and is pro-Israel.
Bear in mind that there is a terrible, tragic church and a glorious, growing powerful church side by side in these days. Don’t get tunnel vision for just one side of the coin.
The Bible speaks of a great end-time revival (the latter rain) in the last days. (Joel 2:23, Hosea 6:3) and in many other verses.
A major prophetic mark of the times is increasing deception in the church. You can’t have increasing deception without increasing deceivers and that’s where the problem lies.
Satan used deception to try to stamp out the early church because he knew it would wreck his kingdom. Now we have the same scenario again. Sometimes you have to be severe in your dealings.
Acts 13:9-11 “Then Saul, also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit looked intently at him and said, ‘O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all unrighteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now indeed the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time, and immediately a dark mist fell upon him...”
It is most important to know prophetic things to come, but also the timing of those things, to avoid deception. You must see with spiritual eyes today.
A Spirit-led and inspired watchman / teacher is always restrained in what he sees and says. He is led by the restrainer.
We are now at the start of the new Hebrew year 5781. It will end and change to 5782 on Rosh Hashanah 2021. That is September 7th - 8th 2021. That’s a very important date!!
This year, 5781 is going to be year like no other. It’s going to be a wild time of stress, strain and pressure. But in the midst there will be islands of peace amongst the pillars of truth.
The good news is that we are on the verge of great revival. We are seeing it in many nations of the east. Of course there will always be churches deteriorating and dying.
Many of those who have gone off into a ditch will repent and return. Many will continue to slip and slide further away.
As we enter the beginning of these wild times, I want to assure you that The Prophetic Scroll will be your place of spiritual stability and rest.
Edition 529: July 7th 2020.
Peace or torment:
Peace is coming. Universal, supernatural peace is coming soon. Peace is a fine, loving, comforting friend. Torment, stress and anxiety are peace-killers. Both are on the stage.
In this edition I have some very comforting peace-producing snippets on the peace-tribulation rapture for you.
Psalm 85:10 “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”
Both peace and torment are fruits of either God, or a god manifesting in you. There are two forms of peace. One is a natural peace, the absence of trouble, and the other is a deep inner God-rooted peace, which is exclusive to believers.
The definitions and meanings of the two words, “peace” and “torment”, speak volumes.
Peace: Strong’s H7965: “Shalowm”. Meanings: Peace (inner), peace (from war), completeness, soundness, safety, prosperity, quiet, calm, tranquillity, friendship.
Torment: Strong’s G929: “Basanismos”. Meanings: Inflicted tormenting on-going torture, agony. A testing touchstone of black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by rubbing and stressing, (tormenting) the gold on the stone.
Torment has some similar characteristics to stress and anxiety, but it is generally more intense. Torment and fear are associated. Torment is often directly associated with demon spirits.
1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. He who fears has not been made perfect in love.”
In relation to the world, peace is coming, but peace comes after judgement cleans up the mess. We saw that so clearly with the ark of Noah, when the peace-dove returned and the ark came to rest on Mt Ararat after the judgement of God. Ararat means: “The curse is reversed.”
There is also a counterfeit peace in the world. (John 14:27)
The tribulation of torment:
The soon coming tribulation period will be a time of extreme torment and stress. So much so that people will try to kill themselves to escape it, but “death will flee from them.” (Revelation 9:6)
Revelation 9:5 “They (locusts) were commanded not to harm the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. And their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.”
Revelation 14:11 “The smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever and they do not rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
Zephaniah 1:14-18 “The great day of the Lord is near. (Tribulation period) It is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter; there the mighty men shall cry, that the day is a day of wrath a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. A day of trumpet and alarm, against the fortified cities and high towers! I will bring distress upon men and they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord. Their blood shall be poured out like dust. Neither shall their silver nor gold deliver them, in the day of the Lord’s wrath.”
Many reading these words right now need to see and understand the foreboding gravity of the situation. If not saved, you need to get saved now. You do not need to go through the tribulation!
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.”
God won't override your choice. If you go through the tribulation it will be your fault!
Proverbs 1:24-29 “Because I have called and you have refused, I have stretched out My hand and no one regarded, because you have disdained all My counsel, and would have none of My reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity and I will mock when your terror comes...The they will call on Me but I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but they will not find Me, because they hated knowledge (of God) and did not choose the fear of the Lord.”
Value accurate spiritual teaching:
Psychology, philosophy, ideologies, and your world-view are not the same anymore. Today they are all spiritually charged minefields.
Your teaching is vitally important. It lays your foundation and sets your course. It is the real cause of the degree of your spiritual eyesight and insight. It leads you into all truth or repeatedly into error.
Your teaching decides your worldview. It leads to victory or failure. It prepares you for heaven or the tribulation and then hell.
Seeing these things in the world is not good enough; you must have God’s light in your sight to see rightly. You must see things from His perspective, in the confusion.
Colossians 1:28 “Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Messiah.”
Torment and terrible trouble is just around the corner for many masses of people.
You cannot stop Bible prophecy. It is destined to occur. But you can stop and protect yourself for the affects of it.
To be protected, you need to know your enemy, and you need to know how to protect yourself. You absolutely need the gifts of the Spirit, and the spiritual weapons of warfare. All of these come from accurate Spirit-led teaching.
Please note the word the Lord gave me for this year, (Isaiah 47:10-11) at the top of the page. This verse is addressed to end-time Babylon, which is the modern world socio / economic and political order. The verse says that the world cannot stop the troubles from coming.
The people of the world think that everything will carry on as normal and they won’t go into terrible torment or see great sorrow. How wrong they are:
Revelation 18:7-8 “In the measure that she (Babylon the great) glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow, for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day, - death mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.”
Now is not the time to give up or take it easy. Now is the time of salvation. Israel! Now is your time of salvation. Wake up from you deep sleep.
►The big sign of the Lord’s soon coming for the church is Israel’s awakening. The big sign for Israel’s awakening is the church raptured!
Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”
Exciting days are here. Times of great conflict are here. Times of great clashes in the spirit realm are here – manifesting all around us.
We are to be a blazing fire of enthusiasm and excitement for our Lord. A bright fire produces light and also burns up garbage.
The true church is the verge of her greatest victory ever. We are about to enter the eternal kingdom of eternal peace.
A big slap in the face for communism / socialism, which is trying to create a new world of peace and equality, is the eternal state of the true Christian. We will not be equal!
We will be as different as the stars and as different as gold silver and precious stones. We will only be equal in the foundation – the cross.
What a terrible thing to get to the end of your life, having done your very best all your life, and find it all rejected by God, because salvation is not works-based.
A minister full of life is a fraud. He must be full death and life. He must be full of the work and effects of the cross on the flesh and the results of the cross which are resurrection, pure life in Him.
Great, powerful proofs of a pre-tribulation rapture:
Some of these things are so obvious, yet they have eluded so many Bible teachers.
►One of the great proofs of a pre-trib rapture is the fact that the church does not appear in any of the verses dealing with the tribulation in the book of Revelation, after the messages to the seven churches, until the return from heaven at the end of the tribulation.
►Why in the tribulation period is there no evidence of the celebration of the Lord’s Table? There is only record of the celebrating of the Lords feasts? Communion is specifically a church-age convocation. Its absence in the tribulation speaks!
Does that imply that the church is missing from the tribulation? It most certainly does, especially when added to the other points.
►There is also no evidence of the laying on of hands to impart spiritual gifts amongst the tribulation saints. Again, that silence speaks.
►There is no evidence of the gift of tongues, a church-age gift, being used in the tribulation period. In fact quite the opposite is the case. “Tongues will cease” in an instant. (1 Corinthians 13:8) That will be at the rapture.
These things are distinctly church age characteristics, missing in the tribulation period!
►The Bible talks of the separating of the sheep nations and goat nations in Matthew 25:33. This event clearly takes place at the end of the tribulation, at the Second Coming and not before. So, who then are the sheep nations?
They are the none other than the tribulation saints, which includes all those who were saved during the tribulation period, both Jews and Gentiles.
If there were to be a post-tribulation rapture, this would mean that the sheep nations must include the church. It would mean that the church goes from the tribulation into the Millennium to repopulate the earth in natural bodies, with longevity restored.
That creates havoc with numerous other verses; these ones below are a case in point:
►The church in heaven at the marriage feast, is identified as those wearing “fine linen, clean and white, which is the righteousness of the saints”. (Revelation 19:8) Then a few verses on, we see a great company of saints on white horses again wearing clean, white, fine linen accompanying our Lord on a white horse back to the earth at the Second Coming (Revelation 19:14)
We see saints in heaven in clean white linen, saints on horses in clean white linen returning to earth at the end of the tribulation. That can only point to a pre-tribulation rapture.
►At the Second Coming only the saved are left on earth to go into the Millennium. Sheep are saved and goats (unsaved) go into the lake of fire. At the rapture the unsaved are left on the earth. (Tribulation saints get saved as the tribulation continues).
►There is a remarkable and great difference between the coming of the Lord at the rapture and at the Second Coming. The former is secretly in the air, in a flash of time, in a moment, and the latter sees our Lord slowly, gradually returning to the Mount of Olives, as He left. The verse remarkably seems to stress the point that His feet touch the ground.
That means you can’t mistake the one for the other.
As you look at these points above, and there are many more that I’ve spoken of in numerous previous editions, you should be comforted that we are not going through any part of the tribulation period. You may rest well, at peace knowing these things.
After the rapture there will be some who didn’t believe in the rapture, at the marriage feast. They will be easily identified by the egg on their faces.
Prophetic expectation causes excitement and diligence in watching. So watch and don’t let your heart be troubled, don’t get sidetracked being a turkey. (At the marriage feast you don’t want to be served a dish of flavoured turkey food!)
Biblical Spirit-led truth is peace-producing, genuine love in action, but the world has turned it into hate speech! Don’t fall for that. Be bold, be strong.
There is no peace for the wicked (Isaiah 48:22)
These verses below show the horror of those who think they can build a new world of peace their way, without sin being removed by the cross!
Jeremiah 23:16-17 “Do not listen to the words of those who prophecy to you. They make you worthless; they speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord. They continually say to those who despise Me, ‘The Lord has said you shall have peace’. And to everyone who walks according to the imagination of his own heart,’ no evil shall come upon you.’”
Ezekiel 13:10 “They (prophets) have seduced My people saying ‘peace’, when there is no peace – and one builds a boundary wall and they plaster it with untempered mortar...it will fall.”
Isaiah 59:6-8 (Separated from God) “...Their works are works of iniquity, and violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways. They have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace.”
The peace of God:
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end...”
Psalm 37:37 “Mark the blameless man and observe the upright; for the future of that man is peace.”
Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they that love your word and nothing causes them to stumble.”
Isaiah 32:17 “The work of righteousness will be peace and the effects of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.”
Peace matters. Eternal life in peace matters.
Being warned so that you are not caught unaware and prepared is extremely positive, not negative!
How good it is to have a world view and in fact a general philosophy of life that is laced with living truth. Imagine getting to the end of your life and finding out that you were right with God, and not only that, but that you will be rewarded with eternal rewards!
Imagine getting to the end of your life and being greeted and welcomed by the King of Kings and Lord of lords, - the King of the universe.
Imagine getting to the end of your life, and the grandstands of heaven give you a standing ovation to welcome you in. (Hebrews 12:1)
How wonderful to cross the line into eternity and the light shines on your life and you have a few regrets, now forgiven, and an ocean of comfort, peace and beautiful immortal majesty. How amazing is the thought of paradise soon to come, with brilliant radiance, deep joy, and peace.
You can sense it when someone wants to be your friend. Often times you can just sense it! Well the King of the universe wants to be your best friend and give you peace.
Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armour of light.” (1 Corinthians 9:24)
To embrace God’s truth is to put your arms around it and embrace peace.
How thrilling and exciting it is to be in service of our Lord and to be secure in His kingdom of glory.
I took the picture of the stralizia in my garden. I Imprinted the leaf into some liquid rubber, painted and texturised it and merged the two.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!