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Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
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.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 165 June 23rd 2013
Please note that this news section deals only with news events, which have a Biblical or prophetic aspect to them.
●AlQaeda sets up terror base in Sinai. Israel on high alert!
●The Vatican Insider is reporting that Francis may soon organise a “peace meeting” between the world’s three major religions!
●The US has now agreed to send weapons of various sorts to the Syrian rebels. This has infuriated Russia and caused Turkey’s PM Erdogan to block the corridor for arms supply from Turkey, fearing Russian reprisals. The US has sidestepped Turkey and is now going to deploy combat troops as well as this military equipment for the rebels to Jordan. This now has potential to draw Jordan into the conflict! (Debka file 22June)
●Israel will be the first nation to get the incredible new F35 Joint Strike Fighter jets. Israel confirmed the purchase of these, the most expensive aircraft, at the Paris Air Show over the weekend. Here it is:
(I have published editions on the media before, but most of this content is new.)
By way of definition, the media are newspapers, TV, radio, advertising, magazines, social media / internet, movies and all forms of information and entertainment distributors. This includes print, digital, video, film and audio.
I have worked in the media world all my adult life...I know it well. I started covering hard news events in 1972 and moved on to wars, fashion, finance, nature and environment and just about everything in between.
I learnt very quickly that there is no such thing as objective independence in the media world. Management and its editorial policy control the media. The editor is a puppet of management. Even a hard news event like an accident is subject to editorial policy. In fact what is covered and what is not can be a result of editorial policy. In other words the news can be manipulated and influenced by what is covered and what is not, to paint a picture.
The single biggest purpose behind the media in this day is not to inform you. It is to groom you!
The world’s media has been hugely successful in its satanically inspired job of grooming and preparing the world for the coming false messiah and ultimately hell.
Tragically very few people on this planet, Christians included have any idea how why and when they are being groomed.
The role of the media should be to inform you, but it is out to change your moral and value system. It is to turn you into a one-world humanist. Dr Francic Shaeffer in his book "How should we then live" brings up this issue of mnipulation of the masses where there are no absolutes, leading to the coming of an elite, authoritarian state, to fill the vacuum left by the loss of Christian priniciples.
Two faces amuse the puppets:
There are two faces behind the world’s media. One is money and the other is subtle control. Sales = money and that’s what business is about, but the media has a much more ominous hidden face which is the desire to change you and control your thinking. Obviously this is the hidden agenda of Satan himself, the “god of this world”.
If you have no chance of winning someone over, normally you would give up trying. The media never lets up. If you force something into someone’s head enough times they end up thinking that this is normal and right. The new normal then rules. Most people are puppets and easy prey. You can tell them that Omo with super foamo washes cleaner than any other soap and they will immediately believe you!
But it’s not just the public who are the gullible puppets; most journalists and media workers are themselves puppets of the devil and don’t know it.
Satan’s great friend and co-worker:
Here are some thoughts on the media revealing their grand grooming agenda:
Through selective programming and repeating of the same thing over and over puppet-reporters, are able to create a new global person with a global group-think.
Crowd or group-speak is when a large crowd or group says and believes the same thing. This creates group identity, which is very powerful. The media creates and feeds this group identity very well. If you say and repeat something enough it eventually becomes crowd-speak and group-identity.
►The media does not need truth to get its message out- it needs repetition and gullible ears.
The objective of Satan working through his mouthpiece, the media is to break down the three pillars God has set up for a strong nation, which are Church, family and state. Of course the media is not conscious of who is pulling their strings.
Beware, you humanists...beware of Galatians 6:7 "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, you will reap what you sow." You do not bring down God's structures. He brings you down! Please remember that. God may delay His action and justice, but He will bring you down and crush you. He will send you to hell. United States, do you think you can redefine God's ordinance of marriage and family? Your days are numbered!
I began my life in journalism, photography and the media in 1972 and have been associated with various national and international media all this time. Back in the late 70’s after being saved for only a few years, I recall walking into the editor’s office on some business. He was just sitting there. As I looked at him I suddenly had a vision of sorts, of this big evil angel behind him with wings reaching forward towards his heart, with flames all around. It was gone in a flash. Real or not, I don’t know. Shortly afterwards, this editor died of a heart attack sitting at his desk.
The point for me was that this well respected media man was in fact nothing but a gullible puppet!
The image below is one I created, trying to represent this vision:
Here are some quotes from some of the world’s media managers:
“Our job is not to give people what they want, but what we think they need. We are going to impose our agenda by dealing with subjects we choose to.” (Ex head of CBS Richard Salant.)
CNN Environmental Director, Barbara Pyle: “I’ve become more crafty about finding voices that say the things I think are true, this is my subversive mission.”
Working hand in hand with the media is the hidden agenda of the educational systems of the world.
This new global faithless education system has already produced a new type of human devoid of Biblical principles.
Most parents have no idea that they’ve sold their children into the slavery of Satan. They can’t know or see it because they themselves are slaves to the great, camouflaged, counterfeiter.
The secret hidden goal of the media is to prepare for a new world of peace and love, with true Christians and their attachment to the separating, holy, cross of Messiah removed or neutralised.
►The hidden goal of the media is to put a beautiful face on Satan.
The hidden agenda at work:
Here’s how Satan works to create his world of control:
You need a belief system, a people essentially blinded to truth, and you need songs, movies, symbols, some heroes and celebrities and a big organisation like the media to promote it all and keep it all in your face all day long.
At the same time, the cross of Messiah and the word of God must be cast down and out. Satan must purge the world of the cross of Messiah.
The work of God in the believer’s life through the cross is to produce holiness in him. The work of the media is to remove the cross and produce a world of un-holy, ungodliness.
I so wish I could get people to see these things in the spiritual world, it would shatter and change their life’s course in a flash. Tragically very few can see it all happening before their eyes? The groomed media are grooming all nations.
Jewish believers let me warn you. Many of you have a leaning towards new-age thinking. Get rid of it. Hitler’s swastika lurks invisibly, disguised as a rainbow of bliss above your heads!
The average American watches 153 hours of TV a month plus much more on movies games etc. Who are they actually listening to? Mainstream media has deep ties to the political elite and liberal humanists, which is the dwelling place of Satan.
Today the mass media has a high ranking for homosexuality, abortion, liberal values, humanism, false religion, inter-faith, cross-less Christianity, good works, universalism and the like.
Of course the gullible public (and many Christians) can’t see these spiritual forces at work.
The counterfeit Christian is in love with the god of entertainment, celebrity, Las Vagas and Hollywood. He gambles with his eternal spiritual life, he is obsessed with self, ego and pride. He is self-made, materialistic and a universalist. He is being groomed just like the world!
Do you know that in some places entire cities reflect the spiritual state of the majority of their people?
In some of these places it’s reflected in their weak compromised churches. In fact you need to get out of some cities if you want to advance in the Lord, His way.
The media and leprosy:
Leprosy is a disease likened in the Bible to sin. It hits the nervous system killing the nerve-endings thus removing feeling. It is a progressive condition primarily affecting feet, hands and fingers, but it does eventually take over everything. People with the disease in an advanced form often have no fingers or toes. Because there is no feeling they have injured them beyond repair.
You become unaware of the dangers of heat, fire, cuts, bruises etc.
This is what a lifestyle of sin does to you. It deadens your emotions to the effects of sin.
The media does this exactly! It progressively damages your conscience and levels the playing field of right, wrong, sin, evil and holiness. The media is sick with highly contagious leprosy!
Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put light for darkness and darkness for light; who put sweet for bitter and bitter for sweet.”
Malachi 2:17 “You have wearied the Lord with your words...in that you say everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord and He delights in them.”
James 3:5-6 “The tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles. The tongue is a fire a world of iniquity that defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of nature; and is set on fire by hell.”
1 John 5:19 “We know that we are of God and the whole world lies under the power of the wicked one".
The original word used in the verse above is “kosmokratos” which means world power. In ancient Geek theatre there was an individual called the “hoopoktrite” who came onto the stage wearing one of the two masks indicating if the next scene was to be a comedy or tragedy. This is where these two theatre masks originate from.
It is actually a perfect description for Satan and the media world as well. The evil world-power comes disguised in either form – good or bad.
Today we are in a world of sick, diseased, spineless Christians who want everything easy with no price to pay. The true believer welcomes any burden the Lord asks him to bear. Repentance is almost unknown amongst today's shallow believers. Instead of humility before our Lord, they are filled with soulish arrogance and all the pride of Satan.
Job 41:34 “He (Satan) is king over all the children of pride.”
Now, with this in mind please read the following few verses and you will see just why they say what they do!
1 John 2:15-16 “Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him, for all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world.”
James 4:4 “Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God; whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God?"
Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above and not on things of the earth.”
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other or else he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
How to walk free from the influence of the media:
Matthew 6:22-23 “The lamp of the body is your eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is really darkness, how great is that darkness!”
It is next to impossible to walk free from the dictates of the media without God’s help. In your own effort you will fail. As a believer you need to be baptised in the Spirit of Godly clear sight. You need to know your Bible well and you need to be ready for some hard work, which may make you unpopular.
It is the work of the cross of Messiah that essentially kills the world. It was Paul the apostle who said, “The world is dead to me and I am dead to it.” (Galatians 6:14)
We need to apply the cross diligently to our lives. Taking up our cross in this respect means denying the influencing power of the world.
It is the application of the cross which gives us resurrection insight. Revelation is needed to see the way to holiness.
Each may have different ways of overcoming the world, but let me tell you that it doesn’t come easy. For me I went through many years of long periods of fasting and praying and actively steering clear of the influence of the world system. I studied and prayed over the word of God until I was exhausted.
For others it may be easier, but either way, victory is available and what glorious victory it is. To be in the world and not of its influencing power is perhaps the most liberating incredible, situation that anyone can be in...Thanks be to God.
Philippians 4:8-9 “Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of a good report, if there is any virtue and anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. The things you learned and heard and saw in me, these things do and the God of peace will be with you.”
Psalm 101:3-4 “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away, it shall not cling to me. A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness.”
The end of the media:
Daniel 2:44 “In the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed...it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”
The word of the world’s media will soon be forever silenced! The power of the kingdom of humanism will be shattered and destroyed. Everything that is inspired and led by the unredeemed blood of Adam will find its home in hell.
I don’t know how much personal blame God will put on editors, media managers, journalists and their offspring, but I would hate to be in their shoes!
The media and Israel:
Ezekiel 35:5-6 “Because you (Arabs) have an ancient hatred and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, “therefore as I live” says the Lord God, I will prepare you for blood , and blood shall pursue you.”
The media has a very significant and tragic role to play in the unfolding of Bible prophecy relating to Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people.
In the name of human rights, ignoring God’s rights, the media has collectively decided on a two-state solution.
God’s word reveals a one-state solution and the destruction by war of those trying to make peace, the media’s way.
The following is a collection of shocking verses out of the mouth of the living God. They contradict the word of the world and the media to their face. They reveal that the ways of the media are the exact opposite of God’s way. They reveal the doom of the media and their followers.
These are NOW verses...you had better know them well!
Hopefully some in the media will read these verses, repent, resign and become God’s media men!
■Daniel 11:39 “Thus he (antichrist)shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god (Satan), which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory and he shall cause them to rule over many and divide the land (Israel) for gain.”
■Joel 3:2 “I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat and I will enter into judgement with them there, on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have also divided up My land.”
■Zechariah 12:2-3 “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem and it will happen in that day, that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples. All who would heave it away (divide it) will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
■Amos 1:13 “To the people of Ammon (Palestinians today), I will not turn away its punishment, because they ripped open the women with child in Gilead, that they might enlarge their territory.”
■Zephaniah 2:8 “I have heard of the reproach of Moab (Palestinians today) and the reviling of the people of Ammon, with which they have reproached My people, and made arrogant threats against their borders.”
■Ezekiel 36:2, 5 “Because the enemy has said of you, “Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession.” Thus says the Lord God: “Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with whole-hearted joy and spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country.”
■Zechariah 2:12-13 “The Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land and will again choose Jerusalem. Be silent all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused from his holy habitation.”
■Zechariah 3:2 “And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”
There are many thousands of other verses dealing with Israel in these end days. These above are just a handful relating specifically to the dividing of the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem.
There is only one way to be free from the grooming power of the media and that is to be transformed by the power of the word of the Living God. (Romans 12:2)
The only way to be free is by dying to self, the world and demonic influences. This is the way to spectacular glorious freedom and deep true eternal peace. The ways of the world will lead you into tribulation and hell and many there are who will find themselves and their good works imprisoned there forever.
Exodus 23:1-2“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow the crowd to do evil...”
The ways of God’s word in many cases are the opposite of the world and its mouthpiece the media.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 “Test all things, hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.”
1 Corinthians 15:33 “Do not be deceived, evil company corrupts good habits.”
Proverbs 25:11 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a silver setting.”
The sun is setting on this old world. Like these giant baobab trees, you need to have your roots deeply embedded in the word of God to survive this media-created world of confusion. I took the picture of these seven trees estimated to be three thousand years old in the desert of Botswana.
Shalom and grow in grace!