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●Trump signs into law new “Genocide Prevention Act,” aiming at prevention of anti-Semitic attacks on Israel. It is named the “Elie Wiesel Act” after the Holocaust survivor.
●US troop withdrawal from Syria has begun.
●Turkey upsets the US by buying Russian S-400 missiles.
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 169 July 23nd 2013
The miracles of the cross:
Please note that this news section deals only with news events, which have a Biblical or prophetic aspect to them.
●I continue to maintain that we are on the verge of some very big dramatic events. I have a sense of what they will be, but more on them in a later edition.
●In an exclusive dramatic article published by friends - WND (22nd July), they say that Obama has come up with a secret plan to forfeit the Temple Mount to the Palestinians and Jordan. This is all part of the basis for the proposed Kerry sponsored peace talks. Essentially, the Temple Mount goes to Palestinian / Jordan control while Israel maintains access to the area at the base of the Mount around the Western Wall. ***There is much more to the story, but this is the bottom line. And it is a bottom line that will invoke the fury of God!
●The US, John Kerry sponsored new peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel, has little chance of getting off the ground. If it does it will not be the big prophesied peace treaty, revealing the antichrist and starting the tribulation period. This one may be a forerunner, but nothing more.
●European Union defies God. Orders have been issued forbidding member states from certain business transactions with Israel due to their “settlement” policy. An EU official said that this is a “true dramatic earthquake.” The move compels Israel to divide the city of Jerusalem as well. (20th July)
What is most interesting is that we now have the US and the EU separately coming against God’s word in relation to Israel in a most significant way.
●Palestinian leader Abbas says “Israel must be permanently removed from our land” (Y-Net 22nd July)
●Gaza has been sealed closed and Israeli troops put on alert. Iron Dome batteries have been deployed to Eilat. (21st July)
●Russia to deliver batch of S-300 missiles to Syria.
●Comet Ison is due to arrive in our skies in November. It will reach its turning point around the sun on 26th December. The orbit will take it safely past us, but NASA says it is to be much brighter than the moon, one of the brightest ever. It will be visible in full daylight. People are already coming up with all sorts of “meanings”. We will wait and see.
●Iran has been off the radar for a while. It is coming back into focus now! The same two issues remain which is the supply of arms of Hezbollah, and Syria and their uranium enrichment program. Time is getting very short (a month or two) for Iran to become a major nuclear threat to Israel. There is no way Israel will allow it to get there!
●The David and Goliath battle site has just been discovered by archaeologists in what they believe is the ancient city of Shaarayim in Judea. Excavations have revealed a treasure trove of artefacts and information which they claim is indisputable proof. A 1000 square metre palace was unearthed in the area. There is a group of archaeologists who dispute that David was even a king at all.
Here is the site:
Why is this important now?
The story of David and Goliath is strongly associated with the modern day fight between the Palestinians and Israel. Goliath was a Philistine, which is the origin of the word Palestinian. Goliath is associated with 666.
This discovery is not coincidental in terms of timing. It speaks in type of the whole conflict between the Palestinians and Israel. It speaks of the defeat of the Arab / Islamic world by Israel. We are now on the very verge of these things beginning to be fulfilled.
For much more on this see Edition 114. (click the link)
The miracles of the cross:
Psalm 18:31 “All of God’s ways are perfect.”
Yes, His ways are perfect, but many cannot and will not see the great wonders.
1 Corinthians 2:14 “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them because they are spiritually discerned.”
As we head for intensifying end-time dramas, this issue of the cross of Messiah will be most important. The Bible reveals that a great many will become enemies of the cross of Messiah. Let me assure you that acceptance and receiving of the work of the cross is and will be the only place of safety in the coming times.
The five miracles at the cross:
●Darkness at midday: On the cross a three-hour supernatural darkness fell. This was not an eclipse as many sceptics claim. This miracle is symbolic of the spiritual darkness created by a world of sin.
●The rending of the veil:As the cross took effect the veil of the Temple was supernaturally torn open from top to bottom. This miracle is symbolic of the separation between the people and the presence of God. Through the cross we now have access to the very presence of God. This barrier has been torn open for the Jews and Gentiles, although comparatively few have seen it at this stage in time.
●Quaking of the earth: At the crucifixion there was a mighty earthquake. This speaks of the severity of the cross and coming destructive judgments when our Lord returns. It speaks of God's power in judgement.
●Opening of the graves: At the crucifixion numerous graves supernaturally flew open and the dead came to life. This speaks of the supernatural new life in the believer through the cross. It also has reference to the dead in Christ rising.
●Coming forth of bodies: At the resurrection, which is associated with the overall work of the cross, many of the believing dead, who had come out of graves earlier, went into Jerusalem and appeared to many. Again this speaks of the dead being raised in these end times.
Miracle numbers from the cross:
In the Bible numbers have meanings. The number seven means “spiritual perfection.”
The seven statements made by Yeshua on the cross:
1) “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
2) “Today you will be with me in paradise.”
3) “Woman, behold your Son.”
4) “My God why have You forsaken Me?”
5) “I thirst.”
6) “It is finished.”
7) “Father into your hands I commend My Spirit.”
The miracle name on the cross:
The title written by Pilate and nailed to the cross is represented slightly differently in the gospels. This does not make them wrong; it just shows that each disciple recalled the event in different words. The content is the same, but the word for word accurate representation came from the pen of John, who was standing right there.
The name of God is miraculously found in the title Pilate wrote, which was nailed to the cross above the head of Yeshua. It said “Yeshua of Nazareth, king of the Jews.” Here it is in its original Hebrew form:
Yeshua Ha’Nazarei W’MelechHa Yehuim” = YHWH – the name of God!
There are thousands of Hebrew representations of God as YHWH in the original texts. What an amazing thing this is!
The name of God is hidden in this title, but so is the name of Satan!
We must do a quick detour. The Bible was written in three alpha-numeric languages. These are Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. All three languages have numeric values for each letter. So you can add up the number of a word.
Bible numerics also reveal that each number has a meaning. Without going into the lengthy subject, the number 13 means ‘rebellion to God’ and is associated with sin and Satan. In fact the name of every single enemy of God in the Bible adds up to a multiple of 13. Here are a few examples:
The number eight and multiples thereof are found in the names and titles of every single reference to our Lord or His deity, except for one. Eight is the number of resurrection and of our Messiah.
Now when we add up the numeric value of the title “Yeshua of Nazareth, King of the Jews” in Hebrew it comes to a multiple of 13. Every single other title and name for God, Yeshua, Messiah etc. adds up to a multiple of eight!
On the cross our Lord became rebellion and sin for us. It was in fact God paying the price for our sin!
Can you see how powerful this is? Do you see what the meaning is? It proves that our Messiah is God and it demonstrates that on the cross our Messiah became sin for us! He became our rebellion on the cross. (Genesis 3:15).
How amazing it is that both the names of God and the devil are revealed in that name on the cross!
A miracle in thorns:
A little know fact is that Hebrew kings were crowned on Passover. This was historically the day of their coronation. This is found in Hebrew history and tradition and is supported by the Bible’s mentioning that Solomon was crowned in the month of Nissan.
Now we come to the crowning and coronation of our King and Messiah found here: John 19:1-8
Are you king of the Jews, asked Pilate? A king must have a crown they said.
The Roman soldiers twisted a crown of thorns together and pushed it onto His head. They threw a purple robe over Him. (Purple is the symbolic colour of royalty.) Then they said “Hail King of the Jews.”
They had no idea that they were speaking the absolute truth! They had no idea that they were performing His coronation. They had no idea that this was the King of the universe, who would ultimately send them to hell!
But there is much more in this crown of thorns!
The sin of Adam caused his fall, but it also brought about a curse on the earth and nature itself. This was symbolised in the earth springing forth with thorns. (Genesis 3:18)
Now we know that on the cross our Lord paid the price for sin, but in the crown of thorns, He also paid for the curse on the earth. It was paid forvthen, although the full manifestation of it will be at the Second Advent and into the Millennium. The effects of the curse are still with us, but it will be fully removed as seen in Revelation 22:3.
Thorns occur all over the earth. This is symbolic of our Lord being King of the whole earth.
Those who have been born again through the work of the cross will soon be present at another royal coronation. It will be their own!
The miracle of Barabbas:
Barabbas was due to be crucified as a criminal.
His name means “son of his father”. And who was his father? Who is the father of thieves, murderers and criminals? Of course it is ultimately Satan, but the fallen nature of man is carried in the blood of Adam. So, Satan is the spiritual father and Adam the natural father of all rebellion and sin.
We know the story. Barabbas was released and our Lord was crucified in his place.
The miracle here is that it was our Messiah who paid the price for all sin. Barabbas himself had the price for all his sins paid for. We don’t know if he accepted it or not, but we do know that another criminal on a cross cried out for salvation and received it, while the other did nothing, in essence trusting on himself to be saved.
Our Lord paid the price for all who were born of their father Adam!
John 18:40 “Give us Barabbas” was the tragic cry and still is today. This is what modern man wants. It is the freedom to live in sin- unrestricted, and un-judged, avoiding the cross. “Give us Barabbas” is the cry of the New World Order crowd. It is the cry of all humanists. “No cross for us” they say let us live in our sin unrestricted. Unfortunately the modern sin-filled world, in “getting Barabbas” will get hell.
The miracle of the release of Barabbas brought us all salvation, but the tragedy of those who do not accept and receive it is that they are one with Barabbas and his father Adam and Satan.
The most tragic cry of all, uttered by the Jews, took place just before our Lord was crucified as they demanded the release of Barabbas instead of Yeshua.
Matthew 27:25 “Let His blood be upon us and upon our children.”
The miracle of this cry was that it produced just that!
This has been the tragedy of the Jews, through the last 2000 years. But if you think about it, it is the unsaid cry of all people outside of the cross!
The miracle shed blood of Messiah:
It is the shed blood that pays the price for sin, forgives us, protects us and defeats the works of the enemy in relation to us as believers.
The blood of Messiah was most certainly supernatural and miraculous. Through the virgin-birth our Lord had none of Adam’s blood in Him. Human blood is made of 46 chromosomes, 23 from each parent. But it is the male side that carries the Adamic curse. It would not be surprising to find that the blood of Messiah only contained 23 chromosomes.
Beware of the work by Ron Wyatt (died in 1999) who claimed that he found traces of the Messiah’s blood on the mercy seat in the Ark of the Covenant which he claimed to have found as well. He said that at the earthquake His blood dripped through a crack in the earth to the cave where the Ark was.
He claimed that tests revealed that the blood was alive and had only 23 chromosomes. He was a prolific archaeologist, but made many claims, none of which could be substantiated or proved. His work has been rejected by all credible sources.
Having said that, the blood of our Lord was supernatural.
The blood of Messiah does these things for us:
Isaiah 53:5 “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we were healed.”
Psalm 32:5 “I acknowledged my sin to You ...and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.”
Only the cross and shed blood of Messiah can forgive sin, save and make one righteous.
My friends, salvation is a miracle, it cannot duplicate it.
The miracle of blindness and sight:
If you face the cross and allow it to do its deadly work in you, amongst many things, you will have glorious spiritual sight as your own self-will decreases. Turn away from the cross and spiritual blindness and darkness will be your lot as your self-will arises.
Satan is the god of this word, says the Bible. Deception and spiritual blindness are much the same thing really, and this is the domain of Satan. When you are in and of his kingdom you automatically share his traits.
2 Corinthians 4:4 “The god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of God, should shine in.”
2 Thessalonians 2:11 “For this reason (they did not receive the love of the truth) God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.”
Spiritual blindness is a terrible thing especially in these days of ever-increasing conflict in the spirit realm. To go into the future blinded is the worst thing I can think of. Unfortunately most people are so effectively blinded that they can’t see their own state.
Matthew 6:23 “If your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness.”
If you can’t see the difference between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world clearly, I suggest you examine yourself to see if you are in the true faith – fast!
Once the work of the cross as a once- and- for- all act of salvation has been received, then you need to take up you own cross daily.
Now you begin to see things God’s way. Your own self- will and ideas get progressively dethroned. Our Lord Himself gives us this supernatural gift of understanding and seeing like we never have before.
As the song says “The things of this world grow strangely dim.” A new world of glory grows strangely bright.
Matthew 10:38 “He who does not take up his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.”
Matthew 16:24-25 “If anyone desires to come after Me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it and whoever loses his life for My sake, will find it”
2 Thessalonians 2:9 “The coming of the lawless one is in according to the working of Satan, with all power signs and lying wonders.”
The miracle of holiness:
The power of the cross produces many wonderful fruits in us, but perhaps the greatest is that it produces holiness. Bear in mind that after the cross our Lord appeared only to those that were His. He never dealt once with the unbelieving world. This demonstrates that only on the far side of the cross is all the spiritual goodness.
The cross makes us untouchable. The devil may destroy even our physical lives, but the cross places us eternally out of his reach. We are sealed in blood! The application of the cross protects us from deception.
The meaning of the word ‘holiness’ is - ‘separate’.
At the new birth we are born anew in spirit, not soul. This indwelling perfect spirit then generates the power for us to work on the salvation of the soul and to bring it into holiness as well. This is all a work from the inside out. Holiness in spirit working to produce holiness in soul is a miracle of God.
God works in us the very opposite way of all religions and ways of the world. He works from the inside out. He makes us right with Him at salvation and imputes to us His righteousness and perfect holiness. It is right in the centre of the born-again heart. This glorious holiness in our hearts now works through to the outside, to our behaviour and very character. Of course it does take some time.
The way of religion is to do and perform never-ending works to please some angry god and to keep multitudes of laws. They think that this makes them holy! It never will nor never ever can and will send them all to hell.
Today a huge number of people, both supposed Christians and not, believe that because they are essentially good they will be saved. They believe in salvation by works. Many of you reading this think that your heroes will be saved because of their celebrity, hero status.
It is only the miracle of the cross and its supernatural power that saves and empowers us for holiness.
Holiness is an important requirement of our Lord. The miracle is that He has already given it to those who have accepted and received the finished work of the cross.
After the resurrection, our Lord’s followers found a folded shroud made of linen cloth in the tomb . This was His burial cloth. Revelation 19:8 declares that the “fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.” This is the symbol of holiness for us.
The miracle of the transforming power of the cross:
Philippians 3:10 “My desire is that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.”
Perhaps the greatest miracle of the cross (through to resurrection) is its transforming power. This is little known in these days of shallow, cheap and easy believism. Only the cross of Messiah has this amazing transforming power.
Those who know and are walking in this power know its victory, its holiness, its cleanness, its deliverance and it’s forgiveness. They know what it is to have spiritual insight, to see things too wonderful to comprehend. They know what it is to be set free from the enslavements of the world and its god.
1 Corinthians 2:2 “I determined to know nothing among you except Yeshua the Messiah and Him crucified.”
Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Messiah, it is no longer I who live, but the Messiah who lives in me...”
The miracle is that “power” comes from crucifixion!
1 Corinthians 1:18-19 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. It is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
The miracle of supernatural hatred:
The real reason why those of the cross of Messiah are hated is that they can’t assimilate into the world. Satan has lost his grip on them. Just like the Jews could never fully assimilate into the nations, because of God’s call on them, so the situation is much the same for true believers. Here are some profound verses of scripture showing just why we are and will be hated more and more:
Matthew 10:22 “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.”
John 7:7 “The world does not hate you, but it hates Me, because I testify that its works are evil.”
John 15:18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”
1 John3:13-15 “Do not marvel brethren if the world hates you.”
Proverbs 29:27 “An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright is an abomination to the wicked.”
It is the separating, pure and holy work of the cross, given in grace to true believers that the world hates. The world will hate us because we are perfect in spirit, of the Perfect One, and becoming perfect in soul. The entire process is hated by the world.
If you do not know it, learn this lesson fast: The world loves sin and evil! (John 3:19)
The world’s fuel and power comes from the devil and try as they may, the world's people just can’t crack it and find the things of the Spirit. The power of Satan is no match for the power of the cross!
If you are in a church that has no satanic opposition or opposition from the world system, you are in a counterfeit church headed by a fraud and you need to get out.
The miracle in the Matzos:
Matzos was eaten by the children of Israel for the first time, on Passover in remembrance of their captivity in Egypt and journey to the Promised Land. (Deuteronomy 16:3) This has prophetic implications in terms of their future salvation and entrance into the Kingdom of God.
Matzos was also called “the bread of suffering” and “poor man’s bread” by the Jews, in relation to their sufferings and captivities. But these also relate to the humanity of our Lord.
Matzos was the bread used by our Lord at the last supper. It was not normal bread with leaven (yeast) in it. Leaven in the Bible is associated with sin, in type.
On Passover Jews celebrate with bread (matzos) and wine as well as other fruits. Lamb is the traditional food of Passover. According to Jewish / Hebraic law and tradition matzos has to be made in a special way. It must be made without yeast (leaven) and must have little holes or spikes in it to keep it flat in the oven. It must have marked stripes (burns) across each piece, indicating that it has been in the oven for the right length time.
Do you see it?
► From antiquity past, the Jews were proclaiming that their Messiah would have no yeast (leaven) / sin in Him.
►They, in their blindness were proclaiming that their Messiah would be crucified on Passover, when they eat the unleavened bread (matzos).
►They in their blindness have been proclaiming all along that their Messiah, “the bread of suffering” would be “pierced” on the cross for their sins and that He would be whipped and striped for their healing and that He would be in hell for the appropriate time.
Psalm 22:16 “...They pierced My hands and My feet...”
Isaiah 53:5 “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we were healed.”
The Catholic, Anglican and other denominational churches use a different wafer. It is WRONG. Because of their eternal hatred for the Jews and the coming salvation of the Jews, they have stripped out of their traditions all things Hebraic in origin. But at the same time, they have removed numerous wonderful truths.
Their wafer is the counterfeit. It has no spikes nor is it striped. Their belief system of transubstantiation that goes with it is a dangerous deception born in hell.
The symbols of Passover are: Matzos, lamb and wine.
The symbols of Easter are: Sex goddess –Ishtar, ham, fertility symbols of rabbits, eggs, hot cross buns (pagan /demonic in origin).
The message of Passover is the death of our Saviour as a once-for-all act.
The message of Easter in the tradition of transubstantiation is the blasphemous on-going, repeating death of our Lord on the cross.
Passover originates in the commandment of God.
Easter originates in Babylon. God commands us to come out of it and have nothing to do with it- even to have nothing to do with the names of its evil ways.
Are we to celebrate Passover? Yes and no. All of the sacrificial feats have been fulfilled and need not be celebrated in a legalistic manner. But the job of the Church is to make the Jew jealous. More and more believers these days are seeing the value in the Feasts and in participating and identifying with them.
Many Jews would spit before going into a church. But now many are seeing the Hebraic character of the Messianic movement and saying; “We can identify with that.”
If you do not know why the salvation of the Jews is so important in these days, I suggest you begin to study your Bible. Start by reading all the prophets. (not a joke)
Passover and the crucifixion occurred on Friday April 1st 33 AD.
1 Corinthians 5:7 “...Christ who is our Passover has been sacrificed for us.”
The miracle of the power of the cross for the Jews:
After being supernaturally blinded by our Messiah, because of their rebellion and unbelief, for nearly 2000 years, their salvation is nigh! Not every last Jew will be saved, but a large majority will. They will not become nice little Christians serving the Babylonian gods of much of the church. They will see and recognise the power of the cross and resurrection. They will become a saved, glorious part of the pure, true church.
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me who they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son.”
Isaiah 62:3-4 “You (Jews) shall be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord...you shall no longer be termed forsaken...”
Isaiah 60:15 “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated so that no one went through you, I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.”
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...”
The attack of the enemy on the miracles of the cross:
Mark 15:30 “Save yourself and come down from the cross.”
This is the way of human reasoning, which is the way of the Satan! These were well-meaning people, but instruments of the devil at that time. Our Lord said to Peter the apostle “get behind Me Satan,” when he said much the same thing. This is Satan’s word to you – “Don’t take up your cross, don’t die daily. You can do it on your own. You can do it, yes you can.”
Today we have untold masses of 'Christians' who are enemies of the cross of Christ. They are not enemies of Christ but of the cross. They are pure humanists operating in and trusting in the energy of their own flesh.
You see, if you “come down from the cross” you will save yourself. But you will be one of the masses at the Great White Throne Judgment of God from where you will be cast into hell, because you tried to save yourself. Salvation based on good works will save nobody!
It is the exclusive work of the cross that saves us and the power of the cross that assists us in victory over the world the flesh and the demonic.
Our Messiah paid the price for sin and offers salvation once and forever. There is no second chance the other side of death and there is especially no second chance at the Second Advent, when our Lord returns, not as the Suffering Servant, but as the Lion of eternal judgement.
The Lamb was slain, and now the Lion of destruction is returning soon!
There is a supernatural hatred, antagonism and resistance to all these wonders of the cross.
Let me add. All of these “proofs” and many more will not get you saved. “Even if they saw one raised from the dead, they would not believe”, says our Lord.
The things of this edition may point you in the right direction, but they are no substitute for faith! If you do not come to our Lord in surrender, humility and brokenness asking for His saving grace, you will go to hell.
John 9:39 “For judgement I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may be made blind.”
Daniel 12:10 “Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly, and the wicked shall not understand, but the wise will understand.”
This is a compilation of pictures I took on various trips into the wilds. The crown of thorns has paid the price for the curse on nature. What is coming in the Millennium is far better!
Shalom and grow in grace.