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●Gaza is again erupting in conflict with Israel. More than 370 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel. Most were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence system, but some got through. The IDF has just hit 150 terror targets in Gaza. A ceasefire of sorts has just been reached, but generally don't last!
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 161 April 11th 2013
A Tale of two churches- PART ONE:
News events and commentary:
My comment begins with ***
● New Catholic leader Francis says “Jesus not found outside the Catholic church (April 23 2013). He said this while leading a meeting in the Pauline Chapel. “It is only the Roman mother church that gives us Jesus.” At the same time he continues to push for a new world inter-faith movement!
●Russia is to supply Syria and Hezbollah with significant weapons in spite of Israel’s objection. Russian ships set sail to deliver the goods! This will open up a war front on the Golan.
●Syria is to supply “Game changing” missiles to Hezbollah (10th May 2013).
●Hezbollah says it will help Syria capture the Golan Heights. (10th May 2013).
●A new deadly bird- flu virus is spreading fast. Now in Saudi Arabia, France, China, UK, Germany. It s called “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS CoV).
Some economic food for thought:
●Beware the divergences! The commodity, copper is also known as Dr. Copper because it accurately reflects the health of the world economy. Oil and platinum also do so to some degree. The prices of all three are languishing while the Dow Jones stock index of the US, (and other big world indices), are making record highs. Copper is down 20% for the year so far and the Dow is up 15%. These divergences, like an elastic band, eventually snap. One of the two will have to correct sharply. This is food for a market crash!
●The central bank in China is buying and stockpiling gold at an alarming rate. The rate of buying hit an all time high in March of 223.5 tons. This number is already on track to be broken for April. What do they know that others don’t? Manipulation of the gold price is backfiring. As it is brought down, it creates a “gold rush”
Right now some central banks are not willing to deliver gold to those that own it. JP Morgan inventories have fallen from 2.4 million ounces to 160,000! Other gold vaults have been drained of 2 million ounces in one quarter. One large European bank has just defaulted on their gold contracts.
The big question is, “where has the gold gone”? It’s gone to those that own it. Generally speaking, these are wise people. They foresee trouble coming to the world’s financial systems and they don’t trust the big banks or the central banks. Gold will be volatile for now, but soon it will skyrocket!
A global economic event or credit crisis right now will devastate the world. You see, the idiot, big-deal politicians of the world have created an empire of ever-increasing debt, which can only be serviced by spectacular growth. If growth falls on its head, as it will do, the world debt bubble will explode. Right now we have tepid world GDP growth, but it is fragile and nowhere near enough to service the debt.
Can you see what all of this means? Soon we will see a melt-down of fiat-based economies and in fact, the whole world economy. At this time you would be wise to diversify your investments into gold and silver assets. Yes, yes, I know that in the tribulation period even these will fail, but that bridge is down the road.
The trigger that will cause the global economic collapse will be external and not market related. Markets operate on confidence or lack thereof. Markets have a notoriously bad response to fear. The coming war in Syria and surrounding nations will be that trigger. The moment Israel is drawn in, that’s the trigger pulled!
There is no peace plan with God. You can’t sit down and reason with Him to make the world a better place! His peace plan is done. It was made at Calvary and all peace efforts outside of it will fail and end in war!
The world is about to learn in a horrendous, horrible, devastating way that the rejection of the cross of Messiah and the Word of God, makes you one with Satan, the destroyer, and his evil works.
Beware; an economic collapse of monumental proportions is coming soon. Recession, depression and fiscal crisis is on its way.
Have a look at this video clip from my friends at the “Debka file”
A Tale of two churches:
Because of the length, I’ve divided this edition into two parts. The second will follow shortly.
This edition is not from a point of view of negative criticism, but from a point of view of truth and error. If you claim to be a believer in our Lord you should have an automatic love for His truth and a guard against error, set up in your heart.
Prophetically, there will essentially be two types of churches in the end-days. Obviously there are many more but overall, they fit into one of the two. The Bible has plenty to say about the role each will play in the grand end-time scenario. Be warned, God does not mince His words!
Many people have no defence against error because they don’t know the truth! “Blessed are those who read AND understand the word herein." (Revelation 1:3)
These issues are of major importance today. Error is the playground of Satan and ever intensifying deception. You may not be aware that one of Satan’s great tools in the end-days is a large part of the professing church.
Gullibility is one of the biggest problems of our day. People have become comfortable in a world created by the mass media. The fear or approval of man and the opinions of the world drive them.
Today believers are leaving churches in droves looking for a more meaningful and a deeper experience of truth. This is the fault of ministers who are dead in their traditions; enslaved to Frank Sinatra’s “I did it my way”. A new fresh moving of the Holy Spirit is moving many people out of dead churches.
Oh yes many people are joining the growing superficial, materialistic, worldly churches, because that’s where their flesh can be well fed.
Many want to stay connected to a church but also feel drawn back by it. They want to move forward. That would be like putting the car in neutral. They remove themselves from the driving force of their church, but still sit in the car going nowhere.
Let me add that you can’t really know the truth unless you have the author of truth in your heart. “When He the Spirit of Truth has come, He will lead you into all truth.” (John 16:13) There is great safety, confidence and security in Spirit inspired truth.
Truth has a wonderful habit of breaking, changing and setting free those who are open to it.
A very important end-time verse of scripture is called; “the restoration of all things.” (Acts 3:21) This is one of God’s mighty works in this day.
Do you think these things don’t matter? Many, especially Church leaders, often say that we should not bother with these things. Let’s see what God thinks:
“He is coming back for a Church without spot or blemish”. (Ephesians 5:27)
“Those who don’t have this doctrine don’t receive theminto your house or even greet them”. (2John 1:10)
Isaiah 43:12 “There was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses says the Lord.”
►Of course there are 30,000 different Christian denominations, but essentially all fit into one of two types. They both had their origin in the Garden of Eden. Cain did a Frank Sinatra and did it his way. Abel brought an acceptable blood sacrifice.
If you have the Spirit of the living God in your heart it will be very easy to identify which of the two churches you fit into.
●One is created and founded by God, and the other by the church fathers and man’s opinions.
●One is full of professing Christians who are born again, and the other is full of professing Christians.
●One has God’s foundation of the new birth, adult water baptism and Spirit baptism, and the other has the lie that these things are not needed.
●One seeks and pursues Biblical truth and the convocations of the Bible, and the other seeks and pursues comfortable man- made doctrines and traditions.
●One has a foundation formed in the Bible and the other has a foundation formed in Babylon, Rome, and the traditions of men.
●One loves the Kingdom of God and is “in the world but not of it” The other is in love with the world’s materialism. It’s his playground instead of battleground.
●One has a passionate love for Biblical holiness (separation) and abhors evil, and the other has a secret love for evil and secretly abhors Biblical holiness.
●One will remain holy, separate and exclusive, and the other will join Satan’s inter-faith movement.
●One believes the only way to God is through the shed blood of Messiah on the cross of Calvary. The other believes that there are many other legitimate ways to God. (All roads lead to Rome).
●One identifies with the pre-Catholic early church, and the other identifies with many creations of the Catholic-characterised church.
●One recognises and is busy restoring Biblical Hebraic truth. The other has lost all traces of its Jewish, Hebraic roots, replacing them with paganism rooted in Rome.
●One is rooted in, and identifies with the line from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Israel, and Jerusalem to the restoration of the Jewish people to our Messiah. The other is rooted in the line from Babylon to Rome with odd bits of truth mixed in.
●One believes in the absolutes of a Spirit-led life. The other believes in variable moral values.
●One operates in the fear of the Lord and the other in the fear or approval of man with no fear of the Lord.
●One fears the deceptions of the world and flesh while the other is blind to them, and indulges in them.
●One enthrones Yeshua in all areas of life and the other is yoked to all sorts of worldliness.
●One has contempt for the opinions of man and this world system and the other obeys and serves the opinions of man fearing worldly rejection.
●One is formed by Spirit-led knowledge, understanding, and wisdom of God’s word, and the other is formed by Hollywood and the world’s media.
●One knows life through the Word by the Spirit and the other knows the Bible in Spiritless dead letter which kills. (2 Corinthians 3:6)
●One embraces the cross and denies self regularly and the other is an enemy of the cross of Christ and lives to indulge self.
●One knows the desert of soul poverty while the other is rich in ego, arrogance and pride.
●One can only be entered by the new birth and the other requires you to join their church membership.
●The one has pretty priests, and preachers male and female both wearing frocks, while the other has normal ordinary men not separated by dress, at the helm.
●One has no females in the role of pastor and the other has them, as well as a church full of Jezebels.
●One has women pastors wearing enough mascara to fill a Marmite jar and the other has pastor’s wives who are virtuous women.
●One preaches on eschatology regularly, and the other has no interest in it.
●One has a keen eye and interest in end-time events and the soon-coming destruction of all that is of the god of the world. The other has a keen eye and active interest in the things of the world, believing that all things will continue as they are.
●One has a primary interest in the salvation of the Jews, knowing that the Second Advent is associated with their salvation, and the other has no interest in the salvation of the Jews.
●One does not support Satan’s “two state solution” (the division of the land is cursed by God) and the other supports it completely.
●One believes the world’s “roadmap to peace” is the road to war. The other believes the “roadmap” is the way to peace.
●One believes that the Jews have a God-given right to their land, and the other believes that the Palestinians have rights to the land over and above God’s rights, because the world says so.
●God commends one in the letter to the church of Philadelphia in the Revelation. The other is promised that it will be vomited out of God’s mouth, in the letter to Laodicea in the Revelation.
●One is promised that it will escape the “hour” of tribulation coming upon the whole world in the letter to Philadelphia in the Revelation. The other is promised that it will be cast into the great tribulation by God, in the letter to Thyatira in the Revelation.
●One is promised that it will “walk with Me in white for they are worthy” (Revelation 3:4) and the other is promised by God that He will “kill their children with death.” (Revelation 2:23)
●One awaits magnificent eternal rewards of gold, silver and precious stones and the other awaits eternal regret.
●One is heaven bound and the other hell bound, with a few saved by the skin of their teeth!
The pastor / shepherd:
The word ‘Hitler ‘means “shepherd.” Their shepherd deceived almost all of Germany because they didn’t know Gods truth. It’s the same for all the dangerous doctrines of devils in many churches today. By the way, the word “Nazi” is the acronym for Nationalsozialismus (nationalism), which is the very definition of control.
Error has a nasty habit of controlling those that fall for it. It’s not so much error that’s the problem, but what the Bible calls the “spirit of error.” The real name of error is Satan.
Does your shepherd want to control you? Are you free from the dictates of intimidation, manipulation, domination leading to control? This is not the way the Holy Spirit works!
Very soon the deceptions and pressures of error will intensify. The new great Goliath will be made up of the elements of government, multi-faith religion, finance and military.
Pastor /teacher, will you capitulate to the brilliance of Satan’s giant master-plan? Will you lead your flock with you to hell? Or will you stand against it all like a God-inspired oddball?
The biggest issue of our day:
By far, the biggest issue today centres on Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people. The surrounding nations are included. This is a fast-rising spiritual issue. It is an area of no neutrality. Satan is intensifying his work greatly in these areas.
It is Satan’s desire to stamp out the Jews and delay Bible prophecy from being fulfilled. As said many times, the salvation of the Jews is inextricably linked to the entire end-time scenario and the coming of our Lord.
Satan has been hugely successful throughout the age in re-characterising the church, making it an environment hostile to the Jews and therefore their salvation.
The big deal is that many Church leaders have been and are tools of the devil in this regard. Most can’t see how deeply they’ve been formed and influenced by the man-made, Jew-hostile church.
Thankfully a great many are now seeing this and breaking free from these bondages. There is an exciting, new, fresh restoration on the go right now!
The great restoration:
Acts3:21 “Christ, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by His holy prophets since the world began.”
Matthew 17:11 “Then Yeshua answered and said to them, Elijah is truly coming first and will restore all things .” This verse relates to the ministry of Elijah, one of the two witnesses.
The original Greek word “restoration”: is: Apokatastaseos = to restore to the former situation in purity of doctrine. In context, the term “all things” means all things of truth, spoken by the prophets. It refers to the restoration of the earth to its former glory at the Second Advent. It also has reference to the restoration work of Elijah in the Great Tribulation involving the salvation of the Jews. It also has reference to the restoration of the church to its intended “pure bride” form.
The Big bottom line is that God’s holy and pure plan and His work will be done His way. It’s wise to line up with that!
The big answer:
In these days of increasing glory and dangerous deception, will you be clothed with Godly garments of glory and holiness or the garments of the whore of Babylon?
The single biggest and most important thing you can and must do is surrender yourself into the heart of the God. Give up and die to self, the world and the demonic. Allow the cross to break you deeply and the Word of Spirit and Truth to flow into your heart through those wounds.
The big answer is a simple return to the truth. Truth and error mixed together does not crack it buddy! You must get rid of the poison-it is Satan's tool!
Put on the garments of praise, truth, freedom and liberty.
The Tallit / Prayer Shawl.
The quest for the holy snail! – Ah, I’ve found it!
Numbers 15:37-41, Deuteronomy 22:12, Psalm 57:1, Psalm 36:7.
The tallit is a prayer shawl made of the most expensive pure white wool, with four squared - off corners each with a number of tassels of varying lengths, and knotted in a specific way. These symbolise the laws of God. The tallit was and is to have stripes of royal blue coming from only one rare type of dye.
It was worn by the high priests officiating at the Feasts of the Lord, special spiritual events and in the Ark of the Covenant and the Temple. It is draped over the shoulders and pulled up over the head to the forehead.
The tallit is also known as the “little tent.” Because it symbolises being covered by God.
In the Ark of the Covenant two cherubim topped the Mercy seat, with wings that covered the four corners. The Hebrew word ‘Kanaph’ means corner and also wings! The tallit with its four corners covers the wearer.
The tallit symbolises rarity, great expense, holiness, protection, provision and being enwrapped by God. It is a reminder of the holiness of God as revealed in His law.
Yeshua our Messiah wore a tallit while in the Temple reading from Isaiah. This was where he proclaimed that He was the Messiah and then sat down. Our Lord was also wearing a tallit when the woman touched the hem of His garment. This was not the hem but the tassels of the tallit. Others in the New Covenant also wore a tallit at special times.
The tallit is to have a very rare ‘royal blue’ dye in the stripes and fringes. This dye was to come from a water snail called the chilazion. It was crushed, releasing its royal-blue blood. Mysteriously the chilazon became extinct or simply disappeared around the time of the cross. Because of the missing dye, the tallit was allowed to have white tassels and black stripes.
It has only recently appeared again and been found breeding in the waters of Israel. The Rabbis believe that this is one of the signs that we are in the era of Messiah!
This beautiful, rich, true blue signifies royalty, the sky, heaven, purity, rarity, and the return of the Temple in Jerusalem.
For the Messianic believer, the tallit today symbolises holiness and separation in an ever worsening, evil world.
It symbolises the failure of Rome to re-characterise the church into a Jew-hating, pagan-filled institution. It symbolises the victory of God over the Roman flavoured church.
The tallit symbolises the rejection of Christmas, Easter and other Babylonian, occult traditions and the affirmation of the Feasts of the Lord, at which the tallit is worn.
The tallit symbolises the failure of Rome to change the Sabbath to Sunday, because Messianic believers wear it at prayer dedications and Shabbat celebrations (Friday evening through Saturday).
The tallit symbolises the victory of the Hebraic character of the true Messianic Church as seen in the Abrahamic expression of faith with Jew and Gentile as one in the Lord.
The tallit symbolises the rejection and ultimate failure of replacement theology in the church, which denies God’s final work of restoration of the Jews to their Messiah. It also symbolises the failure of Rome to stamp out the Jews in the Inquisitions. It symbolises the failure of the Nazi Holocaust to destroy the Jews.
The tallit also symbolises the failure of the coming Holocaust and victory of God. (You will find much on that in my book “The coming Holocaust”).
What I love about the tallit is that it is a beautiful, holy, glorious, positive item and is also a sign of separation and judgement on the ways of the counterfeiter!
I have an expensive genuine Israeli-made tallit hanging in my study / studio, which branches off my bedroom. It is the last thing I see before going to sleep and the first thing I see in the morning. It hangs on a pillar just to the right of my desk. It constantly reminds me of holiness and separation unto God. It really does have a presence to it! It is a great investment.
The other day I was sitting working and glanced over at it. It seemed to shine and glow! (No I don’t drink). Here it is in the picture below. The colourful cloth hanging from the light is not part of it. That’s a piece of African Kente cloth:
I’m not suggesting the use of any of these Biblically founded and Hebraic things from a legalistic point of view, but from the point of view of identification. These things mixed with faith are then significant and can become milestones in your life.
Apart from the holiness and separation unto God, these things also separate you from the masses, from the ordinary and the conformist average.
Note the symbolism on the Palestinian scarf, the Keffiyeh in the image below. It contains numerous knots which look just like those of a wire fence. This is its symbolism...pure bondage in my view!
Do you want to be an average Christian? Do you want to scrape into heaven by the skin of your teeth? Do you want to see the rewards that were for you turn into a puff of smoke in the presence of Yeshua? Do you want to be the big boss of your life and have Yeshua as a background non-interfering sponsor? You just may not make it!
Does this describe you?
You are a reformer, God has marked you, and you’re a Godly difference-maker. You can’t accept the status quo and can’t fit in the box. You’re called to rock the boat. You love God and hate religion. You can see wolves clearly. You crave His presence but hate dead church formulas. You refuse to let the world shape, influence, or define you. You dream about the impossible. Mediocrity and indifference scares you. You’re dangerous to Satan because your life is not your own. You die to self to gain God’s presence. You’re strange and can’t fit into society. You are useless to the world system and a valuable treasure to our Messiah. You are holy in a dirty world. You hate fame and love the secret place of God’s presence. Bullets don’t scare you because you’ve died already. You’re already dead...so you’re free!
Whatever you want badly enough will form your very being. Over time you become what you love supremely. Like it or not, you are on that road. The road to depths of experience with our great God, Yeshua is expensive, it costs you everything you are, but soon you realise that it actually is a great pleasure to pay the price, because the reward is so spectacular.
The pursuit of God is easy if it’s your great burning desire. Holiness is easy if it’s your great desire.
The deeper life with God today is all but impossible; except for those who are willingly pay the price.
Worldliness and complacency are the deadly enemies of spiritual devotion and progress. If you are not on the right road your advance will slow to a crawl, to a stop, and then go backwards. Believers in this state are a real misery, simply because there is a place in everyone’s heart made by God exclusively for Him and His plans. Nothing else fits properly creating the stressful, disastrous mess-up.
The big measure of your life is not other Churches or Christians, but your progress to perfection with joy and peace ruling in your hearts.
2 Corinthians 10:12 “We dare not compare ourselves with those who commend themselves, but they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.”
●Do you want to know what the most profound verse of scripture is in the Bible. Here it is:
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
You see, we are not to live for others or for causes or any such thing. When we give our lives fully and completely to our Lord in surrender, He takes it and merges it into His predestined plan for you. He then distributes your life how He wills...this is true success.
A tale of two songs:
Matthew 12:34 “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (or sings).
Music is not meaningless. It has great meaning.
It reveals the depths of your heart and what is in it. Music has been used as an expression of worship since the day dot. (Genesis 4:21). Music can bring devils and demons dancing into your heart. Music is therapeutic and can bring the calming, healing Spirit of God into your life. Music expresses what you love and who you are. Music announces war. Music reveals culture, sophistication and the lack of it. Music is one with emotion. Satan was a chief musician in his days as Lucifer.
It’s worth bearing in mind that music is made up of three elements. These are melody, beat and rhythm. There are many Biblical examples of music being right and balanced when melody is central and pre-eminent. When beat or rhythm is pre-eminent the balance is wrong and the music goes off in the wrong spiritual direction.
John Lennon’s theme tune of hell:
“Imagine there’s no heaven it’s easy if you try. No hell below us, above only sky. Imagine all the people living for today...No religion...living life in peace...I hope some day you’ll join me and the world will be as one.”
Lennon’s song is insightful. It’s what Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Marx and all one-worlders desired.
The funny (tragic) thing is that Lennon’s song is the theme tune of most churches today.
God’s theme tune of heaven:
Psalm 33:1-4 “Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the Lord with the harp; make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; play skilfully with a shout of joy. For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is truth.”
One of the biggest marks of the end times is deception.
A heart sold out on our Lord with some wrong doctrine will get you much further than some wrong doctrine and a hard heart! Obviously the best is a soft heart and pure doctrine!
We are in very dangerous days spiritually. The coming storms of deception will be great. The Bible says so. The world is filled with destruction, desolation, despair, despondency. It is only Spirit inspired and led truth that sets free!
●The road to hell is paved with priests of the past! You need to make a determined effort to seek and go with God’s Spirit-led truth and reject error.
Separation unto God is holiness. It is the most glorious journey of all. Separation from worldliness is an expensive, glorious price to pay.
Many believers reading this may have been well prepared by God, but are waiting anxiously to be used of Him. You have a purpose! You are being hidden now for the right time! God will use those whom He has prepared in the secret place of His presence.
Those who’ve been through the wilderness of soul-poverty and death will soon reap the reward of fulfilling God’s plan. He does not compromise on His workers.
Psalm 113:3 “From the rising of the sun to the sunset, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”
Isaiah 21:11“Watchman what of the night, watchman what of the night.”
Isaiah 33:6 “Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and the strength of your salvation.”
The sun is setting on this age, much of the church, and on truth! I took this picture from a helicopter at sunset over the Drakensberg Mountains. Cathedral peak is on the left, and the Bell, centre.
Shalom and grow in grace!