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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 162 April 15th 28th 2013
A Tale of two churches - PART TWO:
News events and commentary:
My comment begins with ***
● As many as 12 Russian warships are on the way to Syria. Russia has been supplying weapons to the Assad government, but these are to “patrol” the waters of the area. This is being seen as an aggressive move by Israel and the US. Russia is stepping up its involvement in Syria as the death toll now reaches 80,000.
●As many as 150 million of the 730 million Europeans “hate Israel”. This is the shocking estimation of a number of polls. According to Israel National News, this is how many delegitimise or demonise Israel. The bigger question is how did this come about? “It is a consequence of the Palestinian-Islamic psychological war,” says the publication.
“Peace will prevail when Israel is dismantled and tranquillity will prevail when Zionism is eliminated.” Says the report!
***Anti-Semitism is rising very fast in Europe. The media is to blame. But the dark, dead, demonised churches of Europe are equally to blame as they sit silently in their satanic seats, listening to their poisonous priests spew out replacement theology.
Their churches create the spiritual situation and the United Nations creates the political situation. They are united in and by the same evil spirit. Amazingly they can’t see that they are in the same position as the European churches were in just before the Holocaust. Bear in mind that the Catholic church did or said nothing during the Holocaust. They have never apologised for their silence.
The only difference is that now the churches of Europe are not silent, but spearheading the coming catastrophe for Israel. The churches of Europe have the blood of the coming Holocaust’s victims on their hands already, if only invisibly right now!
If you are not aware of it, the churches of Europe have become an abomination of ungodly humanism in recent years, devoid of the cross and blood of Messiah.
(I did not select this news item to go with the subject matter of this edition. This story was published on May 17th! It is God’s timing that the two are so related.)
●Christianity is facing “a catastrophic decline” in Britain. According to a report by the Telegraph (May 17th) Church attendance is declining 50% faster than previous estimates.
●Catholic leader Francis says, “All who do good, everyone, are redeemed-atheists included...This is the way to unite all humanity.” (22nd May Mass in Rome) ***Can you see how far down the road of Inter-faith, new-age, false-prophet thinking this ordinary man has gone in such a short time?
A Tale of two churches- Part Two:
This is part two of the series. They can stand alone, but the subject matter of both is related.
Why is truth so important and what is its goal? Truth correctly applied is not to elevate anyone or prove someone right and another wrong. Its aim and objective is to lead you, boots and all into the presence of the living God and ultimately heaven.
The road to hell is paved with error perpetuated by the priests of the past!
God will use His end-time glorious Church in a significant way to achieve His great purposes in these end-times.
Satan will use the counterfeit church to achieve his deadly plans...up to a point in time!
Both will grow up together and bear their fruit. But we must go back and look at the roots of both.
We need to look at how this all came about, because it is coming again now in a similar fashion. You need to make a determined effort to seek and go with God’s truth and reject error.
The central reason behind all these things is Satan’s hatred for God’s truth and the delaying of his own removal into eternal hell.
The formation of the clergy system:
The Roman priesthood and others of the orthodox persuasion have led more to hell than any other. This is not an issue to deal with lightly.
The clergy system is designed by Satan to control the masses and perpetuate the institutionalised professional clergy system. It demands unquestioning submission to the system, which intrinsically does not change.
Church history shows that it came close to cult-status after the advent of Catholicism. The dark ages were so named as a result of spiritual darkness created by the papacy.
Alexander Campbell once said, “No class of men have ever obtained so much influence or acquired so complete an ascendancy over the human mind as the clergy. They have exercised sovereign dominion over the Bible and all traditions. The subtle methods used are “superior knowledge”, elevated universal “fatherhood” status, and the “holy motherhood” status of the church, mediation status between clergy and God for the laity and separation in dress, mannerisms in walking, positions of hands, tone of voice.
If you are born again, you are a priest, saint, king, ambassador, minister, (and many more Biblical titles). You have direct access to the throne of God Himself. You are in automatic unity with all who are saved. You are forgiven on your own repentance. You have no Roman father or are not part of any mother church. The blood of the Lamb destroyed all hierarchical distinctions between clergy, laity and God. To come under that is to mock the blood of Messiah.
Of course we need leadership in the Church, but the Biblical pattern is far removed from the Romish methods designed to manipulate, intimidate and control people.
You are the temple of the Holy Spirit. You do not need some counterfeit priest in a counterfeit cathedral full of counterfeit authority to take His place. The only sanctuary God has on this earth is a born again, consecrated human heart. The further you remove your heart from the clergy- system the safer you will be.
The Romish system has changed little in the last 1500years. In fact it is similar to the days of Babylon.
Babylon has fallen and the Roman Empire has fallen! The tragedy is that its evil religion is still here!
The true church does not consist of cathedrals, priests, pulpits and ceremonies. The most dangerous people on earth are not some terrorists, they are the clergy separated above the laity! The “gates of hell shall not prevail against the true church of God”. They most certainly will prevail against the counterfeit church not too far from now!
It isn’t my purpose to go into all of the erroneous, unscriptural issues of churches, but rather how they came about and why. If we can see the hole in the boat we can fix it or keep out of that boat.
The role of the hell-bound church in the last days:
Listening to the sermons of the majority today, you would swear that everything is just fine and there are no real dangers out there! This is why many believers are going into a tragic dark night- blinded and unprepared.
This is the opposite of God’s own words. In truth, the end-time church is pictured by God as one filled with cult-like deception. This is the majority. Of course there is and will be a glowing glorious Church as well.
2 Timothy 3:5 “...These have a form of Godliness, but deny its power, from such people turn away!” (The power of God is in the cross. Any doctrine avoiding or downplaying the full workings of the cross fits this category.)
1Timothy 4:1-2 “Now the Spirit expressly (double emphasis) says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons...with a seared conscience.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers...but you be watchful.”
Our Lord warns numerous times, of the impending dangers facing the end-time Church.
When our Lord was asked by His disciples what the end-time signs will be, the very first thing He says (and its repeated five times in the discourse) is this:
Matthew 24:4 “Take heed that no one deceives you.”
Matthew 24:11-12 “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many and because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”
Matthew 24:24 “False christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
Isaiah 65:11-14 “You are those who forsake the Lord...therefore I will number you for the sword and you shall all bow down to the slaughter, because when I called you did not answer, when I spoke you did not hear, but did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight. Therefore you shall eat but still be hungry, drink and still be thirsty.You shall cry with sorrow and wail in grief of spirit.”
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 “Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing that his ministers transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end is according to their works.”
Luke 11:34-36 “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good your whole body will be full of light, but when your eye is bad your whole body will be full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light that is in you is not really darkness.”
Matthew 15:9 “In vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
It really is wise to take heed of the Biblical warnings.
Please be aware that in these end times the majority of the church will go way off track. In many editions I’ve pointed out the Biblical pattern of “few” who will be saved and “many” who will be lost.
Our Lord has given us all these warnings to keep us separate from evil. This is the definition of holiness.
Did you know that the Bible warns of deception 93 times? It warns of deception relating to doctrine 35 times!
What really is amazing is that so many ministers of the gospel play down the threat of deception.
Very seldom have I heard a sermon in modern churches on deception. On the other hand I have a constant flow of thankful emails from readers desperate for truth. Most have a constant theme, which is fear of deception and a desire for truth, which they say they are being starved of in their churches.
The fateful person to become the antichrist will be the world political figure. The Biblical false prophet will be his side-kick, uniting and bringing the world’s religions under his authority in the tribulation period.
There is only one way Christianity can fulfil Satan’s destiny and that is to strip it of deity. It must be stripped of truth, the cross, and the blood of Messiah. It can then merge comfortably with all the world’s religions. The Bible calls this religion of “another Jesus.”
This counterfeit church will look and sound just like the real thing. It will have love and compassion for the poor, it will love all things and all people equally, but it will all be empowered by the energy of the flesh and the spirit of the world. Its pastors, priests, bishops, reverends and ministers will be led by demons in camouflage.
To gain control of the world, Satan must use this great big counterfeit impostor-church united with all religions. It is all being formed right now at great speed and is part of Satan’s master plan.
How the Catholic church institutionalised many evils and errors.
There always has been and still is one overriding important factor behind everything related to the Catholic church and that is domination and control.
The most subtle and evil form of control launched on the world by the Catholic church, was the doctrine our Lord hates called “the doctrine of the Nicolaitans”. This evil doctrine is revealed in the word itself, which means to ‘conquer the people’. They did this in many ways including the separation and elevation of the clergy above the laity in names, dress and practise. But the worst was the removal of the Bible from the laity. This was so that only the clergy could interpret the Bible, and spit out their erroneous beliefs to everyone, so that they could be easily controlled. And in the 'mass' only the clergy partake of both bread and wine; the laity are deprived of the wine, representing the precious efficacious Blood of Christ.
This is evil personified. Just the thought infuriates me to the point of... Well I had better shut up.
Let’s just say that this is the opposite of the way the Holy Spirit works and is why our Lord says He hates the “doctrine” and “deeds of the Nicolaitans”. Perhaps we should take note of what our Lord hates. (Revelation 2:6, 15)
Offshoots of this evil doctrine include:
●The removal or downplaying of the importance of the scriptures and the replacement of Biblical truth with man-made doctrine.
●The deception of self-importance and the elevation of counterfeit holiness as seen in all the trappings of the clergy and their cathedrals.
●The glorification of priests in pretty frocks. (Not a joke)
●The subtle removal of the application of the cross.
●With the Bible removed and decimated and the application of the cross removed, many vital doctrines have been removed and changed to suit themselves.
●The allegorical interpretation of prophecy, which elevates the interpreter, but has far reaching sinister implications, especially for Israel.
The heresy of the Catholic church “fathers”.
Right up front I declare that none of these people are any sort of father to me personally or ever will be. I reject them all and all their teachings...every one.
●Pope Gregory VII (1073-85):
"The pope cannot make a mistake."
●Pope Paschal II: (1099-1118):
"Whoever does not agree with the Apostolic See
is without doubt a heretic."
●Pope Innocent IV (1243-54):
described himself as
"the bodily presence of Christ."
●Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303):
"Every human being must do
as the pope tells him."
●Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903):
"We hold upon this earth
the place of God Almighty."
●Gregory of Nyssa (331 AD):
" The Jews are slayers of the Lord, murderers of the prophets, enemies and haters of God, advocates of the devil, vipers...”
● ‘Saint’ Augustine (most revered by most church leaders):
“The church avows the Jewish people to be cursed.”
●Pope Francis (2013):
“Jesus cannot be found outside the Catholic church.”
It must be understood that the anti-Semitism of the Catholic church throughout history was not an exception but the rule! It has all been a deliberate calculated plan of Satan to change the character of the church and keep the Jews from salvation, thus delaying the Second Coming of our Lord and Satan’s own ultimate defeat.
The Reformation was an attempt to break free from the dominion of the Catholic church. It most certainly was partially successful and God did use some of it. But it fell far short of a return to truth. The overall anti-Semitic nature and character of the church did not change one bit.
John Calvin on the Jews:
“Their (Jews) rotten and unbending stiffneckedness deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end and that they die in their misery without the pity of anyone.”
Martin Luther’s tract on the Jews:
“Their (Jews) synagogues and schools should be burned and not a cinder of them should remain. Their houses must be destroyed and their Talmudic writings confiscated. Their Rabbis must be forbidden to teach and their money should be taken from them. They should be compelled into forced labour.”
All of the other Reformers had varying steaks of anti-Semitism in them, besides the Wesley brothers, who had a deep love for the Jews. Obviously the Methodist church of today is a far cry from this. In fact it is a leader in anti-Semitic replacement theology, the boycotting of Israeli products and the like!
There are so many evil writings and quotes from most of the so called church fathers, I can’t bear to even read them anymore.
The message to the churches of Pergamos and Thyatira also apply succinctly to the Catholic and other orthodox churches. Here are some of God’s comments:
Revelation 2:13 “I know your works and where you dwell where Satan’s throne is...but you hold to the doctrine of Balaam who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel...”
Revelation 2:21 “I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality and she did not repent. Indeed, I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery (spiritual) with her into great tribulation...and I will kill her children with death and all the Churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts...But as many as have not known this doctrine and not known the depths of Satan, I will put on you no other burden.”
So now we have the all-important clergy with truck loads of error and people blind to truth thinking that their priests are spiritual father figures. The stage is now set for Satan’s master plan!
Satan must get rid of the Jews. He has tried many times throughout history. We are on the verge of the second Holocaust! Yes, I’ve said it a hundred times...here it comes again. If Satan can get rid of the Jews, he proves God’s truth to be error and legally delays his own casting out to hell.
The Catholic councils and anti-Semitism:
(In case you were not aware of it, the Catholic mitre, that stupid hat, is fashioned after the open mouth of a fish. This is in honour of the Babylonian fish-god Dagon.)
●The Constantine creed:
I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all the other feasts of the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspirations, purifications, sanctifications, and propitiations, and fasts and new moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants, and observances and synagogues, absolutely everything Jewish, every Law, rite and custom and if afterwards I shall wish to deny and return to Jewish superstition, or shall be found eating with Jews, or feasting with them, or secretly conversing and condemning the Christian religion instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain faith, then let the trembling of Cain and the leprosy of Gehazi cleave to me, as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable. And may I be an anathema in the world to come, and may my soul be set down with Satan and the devils.”
●The Council of Elvira decreed that Catholics and Jews were never to marry, have intercourse or eat together.
●Council of Nicea: It declared that Catholics were not to have any conversation with Jews.
●The Synod of Toledo (681) Ordered and burnt all copies of the Talmud and other Jewish books.
●Catholic council of 1182 orders all Jews expelled from France, and their property confiscated.
●The Synod of Breslau (1267): Decrees all Jews to be housed in ghettos.
●The Catholic councils 1227 – 1368: Narbonne, Arles, Beziers, Albi, Atles, Nimez, Vienna, Avignon and Vabres, all order and require Jews to wear identifying patches on their clothing.
●Catholic council in 1347: Declares Jews guilty of causing the Black Death plague, poisoning water wells and more to overthrow the Catholic church. Thousands of Jews were then murdered for this.
●Catholic council of Basel (1434): Decrees that no Jews may obtain degrees.
From here on Catholic councils ordered the expulsion of Jews from nations all over Europe and then they began the mass murder of millions of Jews called the inquisitions. Millions were tortured to death in the most horrific manner.
●Adolf Hitler (1939) speaking to the Catholic hierarchy justifies his anti-Semitism because he is only treating the Jews the way their church has treated them for centuries. He often quoted Martin Luther’s evil writings on the Jews as well as those of John Calvin (See further down)
The above quotes (there are hundreds more) are incredible indeed. They show the satanically orchestrated and consistent pattern throughout them all.
Today, the Catholic church is not as vociferous on these things, but much of the damage is done and subtle aspects of their deadly errors continue.
The ongoing deadly Catholic-founded allegorical method of interpretation:
The essence of the allegorical method is to remove the literal face-value meaning of scripture, prophecy in particular, and to replace it with the opinion or interpretation of the priest.
You may not have heard this before but the allegorical method has one chief aim and that is to get rid of God’s plans for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. The allegorical method is the root of anti-Semitism and all replacement theology!
The allegorical method of interpretation elevates the interpreter above God’s truth.
2 Peter 1:20-21 “Knowing this that no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
Origen and other so called church fathers first presented and promoted the method. This was one of the great works of Satan in bringing down and re-characterising the church. The main or primary objective behind the allegorical method is to de-Judaize Christianity! It is to replace the Hebraic character of true Christianity with a Babylonian / Roman characterised church. It is the root of replacement theology.
These so-called church “fathers” led by Satan, have led the church away from its Hebrew roots and replaced them with pagan, occult roots.
Anti-Semitism is the secret, hidden, unwritten sin in the hearts of most pastors and leaders of the modern Church. Most don’t even know it’s there. They have never questioned and measured their position against the fullness of the Bible. They “compare themselves among themselves” and pass it on blindly.
Anti-Semitism is returning fast on the wings of allegorical interpretation and most can’t see it. It is about to become violent and vicious.
The key to interpretation is to take your rose coloured glasses off, and your church-doctrine glasses off. You must go ‘naked’ to the truth. You must accept the Bible at face value. You must take scripture in context. You must compare scripture with scripture. Apparent contradictions must be harmonised. Never take prophetic types further than immediate face value.
Reject replacement theology:
The shocking reality of replacement theology is that it has become so deep rooted and has infiltrated the thinking of so many. The powerful analogy of the olive tree in Romans 11 is insightful. The Jews had been cut off from their tree because of unbelief. The wild olive tree (Gentiles) were grafted in. The Gentile Church was grafted into God’s olive tree and not Rome influenced by Babylon.
The Gentile Church was grafted into the olive tree and not the Christmas tree!
Yeshua died as King of the Jews, rose as King of the Jews and will return as King of Jews.
Christianity must have a Hebraic character and not a Babylonian character.
These things are so important simply because the Bible reveals the destiny of all the end-time players!
The Jews have been prevented by God from being able to assimilate into the nations. In their dispersion, they maintained their identity as seen in Hebraic convocations and practises.
Ezekiel 11:16-19 “Thus says the Lord God, although I have cast them off among the Gentiles and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone. Therefore say, I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. They will go there and they will take away all the detestable things and all its abominations from there. Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them...”
This means that they are separate from all other nations. This is just why Satan hates them. True believers are also separate from the world. This is called holiness. This is why Satan hates us too.
But sadly there are many Jews, secular in nature, who will fall for Satan’s plan. The same is true for much of the professing church.
The church that has no identity with or support for God’s plan for the Jews and Israel is to be avoided.
Today many churches promote what God calls idolatry. In fact many churches are themselves big unholy idols awaiting destruction.
The rejection of God’s words placed Lucifer at odds with God. The rejection of God’s word by Adam placed him and all of mankind, by extension, at odds with God. The rejection of God’s word by every single enemy of God in the Bible got them into trouble. Do you think anything has changed or will change? If you mess with God’s truth you are a bigger fool than you know!
Satan’s final end-time church and its purpose:
The rejection of Bible-based truth and acceptance of error has deadly implications, and neutrality places you firmly in the error-camp! On a personal level, this is the way to shipwrecked faith and war with God. In the bigger picture it is the way to world war and not peace.
Yes I know I sound like a stuck record on this, but I simply can’t ignore what my Lord is stressing on my heart now. I say again it will not be long, perhaps months before we are in a huge Middle East war situation.
The reason is that God’s truth has been rejected and replaced with the errors of the impostor.
Important: Many say that these coming wars and catastrophes of the end of the era show that it’s all God’s will and fault. No sir, God knows the future and has written it down. He knows the choices that will be made. He knew all these things. He is not sitting in heaven pushing buttons to make things happen. Yes, in the tribulation period He most certainly will “push” some heavy buttons!
Bible prophecy is simply God’s foreknowledge. That also makes it inevitable!
Now we come to the end-game, the end-point and purpose of our enemy Satan and his evil creations.
Satan has created a church mixed with many other religions that is devoid of truth. He has stripped it out, cast it down, violated it turned it into error. He has stripped this church of its power, which is the cross of Messiah. He has created an institution relevant to the world system, which is his domain.
Satan’s “Christian” end-time church has the un-redeemed blood of Adam in its veins. The aim of humanism is to create a world of love and peace. Just like Babel it was not God’s way and He destroyed the tower and city. Again God will destroy the universal “tower” of humanism and all its dwelling places.
Now with a religious institution like this under his control, he can do big things and influence many nations, politicians and financial institutions. Satan’s “Christian” church will enrage God as they promote replacement theology and the replacement of the Jews with the Palestinians in Israel. Satan’s “Christian” church will allow Islam to march into Israel.
Satan’s “Christian” church will be behind the coming monumental wars in the Middle East and in fact the soon coming WW111.
Satan’s “Christian” church merged into the Inter-faith movement will set its sights on Jerusalem, to make it Satan’s capital city where his temple soon to be built, will stand.
Satan’s “Christian” end-time church will go to hell.
We know just how the end-game plays out. We know that God’s plan will triumph. We win.
Again I must stress so that there is no ambiguity at all, that I reject and renounce any sort of fatherhood or relationship of any sort with anyone in the Catholic church (and others like it). I reject in totality the so-called holy “mother” church. This “mother” is the mother of unholy harlots.
The great measure of your spiritual success is not in how much you say you love our Lord! Anyone can say that. It is evident in how much you love our Lord, all of His word, do it and reject error and its works. This is the essence of holiness!
It’s not where you start in life but where you end up that counts. If you have some man-made theology you are in danger. If you have the theology of all of the Bible enlightened led and divided by the Holy Spirit you are eternally safe.
The tentacles of error run deep and they grow back again if they’re not killed right at the heart. These are issues of heaven and hell; they are issues of great gravity. These issues will streamline your ride to heaven or hell...wait and see!
A soft humble and broken heart before our great Messiah and His truth is the only way to safety, security and deep peace in a world of turmoil.
God’s pure undefiled truth is holy, attractive, loving, full of joys and pleasures that no impostor can counterfeit. God’s truth is full of eternal glory and majesty and is the very of essence of blessing.
God’s ways are holy, clean, pure and right.
Isaiah 27:6 “Those who come He shall cause to take root in Jacob; Israel shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the world with fruit.”
Here’s a picture I did of my game-lodge owner friends (and believers) Willie and Odette with one of their lions out in the wilds. The lions are “cool” with them but not others. The Lion of the tribe of Judah will be “cool” with those whom He knows, but not others!
Shalom and grow in grace!