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- US is to impose sanctions on Turkey for their action in Syria. This as the Kurds call on Russia and the Assad regime for help. Bear in mind that this stage of the war broke out on Yom Kippur, the day of the anniversary of the Six-Day War, which was essentially about getting Jerusalem back into Jewish hands.
- Although the US withdrawal from Syria has thrown the region into chaos, from a biblical, prophetic point of view, we are seeing an alignment of prophetic wars and their involved nations, all lining up. These are the wars of Syria / Damascus, (Isaiah 17) Gog & Magog (Ezekiel 38 &39 and Psalm 83. There are 10 nations mentioned in the Psalm 83 war and nine nations in the Gog / Magog war. Some of the nations overlap indicating that this could all be one big war.
- Russia comes in to fill the void left by the US in Syria.
- Lightning strikes mosque on the Temple Mount as The Feast of Tabernacles gets underway. (BIN 16th October)
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Matthew 21:15 “When the chief priests and the scribes (Media) saw the wonderful things that He did...they were indignant.”
Matthew 23:13 “Woe to you scribes, (Media) Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven for men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed is he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God.” (Media)
Jeremiah 8:6, 9 “Everyone turned to his own course... Look the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood...The wise men are ashamed, and dismayed and taken. Behold, the have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have.” (Media)
Isaiah 30:1 “Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin.” (Media)
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.
11th October 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The amazing feast season:
We come now to the end of the feast season for this year, with the last of the seven feasts Tabernacles (Sukkoth) beginning on Sunday 13th October.
This report is an overview of the seven feasts, and what is of major importance, and what it all points to in the near future, prophetically.
The seven feasts contain the four spring feasts and the three fall feats, with the Feast of Pentecost in the middle.
The Spring Feasts are Passover (the cross), Unleavened bread (holiness), First fruits (resurrection) and Pentecost (the church age). These four feasts occur in quick succession because the historic events of the cross through to resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit occurred in quick succession. (Keep that in mind)
The Fall Feasts are Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets.) Yom Kippur (Atonement), Sukkoth (Tabernacles.) These three fall feasts have not yet had their prophetic fulfilment. They also occur in quick succession of each other.
Rosh Hashanah begins the time period known as the “days of awe,” which refers to the solemn period of introspection, judgement and new beginnings.
Yom Kippur occurs eight days after Rosh Hashanah. It symbolises divine judgement and forgiveness, so that the individual may be cleansed of sin. In fact, in practice it is a day of fasting. It is the most solemn of the feasts of the Lord.
The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth), occurs five days after Yom Kippur. This feast commemorates the historic original Exodus from Egypt into the wilderness. Prophetically it points to the coming spiritual exodus of the Jews from the Egypt, which is the world – to their Messiah and their eternal dwelling with Him. Temporary shelters are built symbolising Israel’s temporary dwelling in the wilderness on the way to The Promised Land and prophetically to the Millennium.
Many people especially the Catholics, reject the feasts and many change the order in violation of Leviticus 23:4 (Amp) “These are the set feasts or appointed seasons of the Lord, holy convocations you shall proclaim at their stated times.”
The feasts are permanently “set” in the times God has stated for them.
Christians do not need to celebrate the feasts in a legalistic manner, but we must at least identify with them and know well the major, important messages contained in them. (It is a blessing to celebrate them). You may not disregard their prophetic importance or change the order.
The feasts are not for the Jews only. The Bible calls them the Feasts of the Lord. But think about this: If you, as many do, say that the feasts are for the Jews only, then you have to say that the events of the cross are for the Jews only! Sorry Reverend Dumbish, you can’t cherry pick what suits you.
Amazing patterns in the Feasts:
There are many who teach that the rapture of the church will happen on one of days of Pentecost, because of certain associations of the rapture with Pentecost. They are all wrong.
Before we go any further please have a very good look at this diagram above.
I have pointed out before that Pentecost is a trumpet-less feast. The final three feasts are all associated with trumpets. The rapture is associated with trumpets. The rapture can only be on a Feast of Trumpets. There are many other reasons. But consider this:
I have mentioned the time periods between the feasts (diagram), for a good reason.
The time period between the first feast, Passover (the cross) and Pentecost (The church age), is very short. Then from the Feast of Pentecost to the next one, Rosh Hashanah (trumpets) is a long four months. That time period between the spring feasts and the fall feasts is called, “The long hot summer.” We are right now at the very end of the long hot summer, which ends with Rosh Hashanah (trumpets) and the final two in quick succession.
The reason for the long hot summer is because the church age is a long period of time compared to the time intervals between the other events, signified by feasts.
Do you see why the rapture can’t occur on a Feast of Pentecost? No it can’t - it just doesn't fit! The Feast of Pentecost was fulfilled by the start of the church age. It has been prophetically fulfilled. We are now at the very end of the long hot summer! There is no such thing as a feast having two prophetic fulfilments.
If the rapture has to happen on a Feast of Pentecost that would mean that the previous feast, Firstfruits, would have been fulfilled by the start of the church age! That would throw everything out of sync and make them all nonsensical.
It is most important to understand that the first four feasts, Passover to Pentecost were fulfilled by the events of the cross and the coming of the Holy Spirit. In terms of prophetic fulfilment these four feasts were and are for the born-again church exclusively.
Now as we come to the final three feasts a great, dramatic switch takes place. The coming fulfilment of these final, fall feasts are fulfilled by Israel and are for Israel.
Rosh Hashanah starts the tribulation; Yom Kippur will be fulfilled by the judgment of the wrath of God, and Sukkoth by the end of the tribulation, Second Coming and Millennium.
The church is not awaiting the tribulation, judgment on sin. That’s a done deal – at the cross. The church is not awaiting the tribulation and the wrath of God. The church is not awaiting the Second Coming. We will be returning with our Lord at that time. That’s all a done deal through the cross!
So the application and fulfilment of the fall feasts can only relate to Israel in the tribulation. The first four feasts are within the “mystery” that is the church and the three final feasts are outside of the mystery which is the church.
This is one of many reasons why Rosh Hashanah has to see the removal of the church, ending the church age and starting the tribulation.
This Rosh Hashanah went by uneventfully, but not Yom Kippur, which is also the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War of 1967 in which Jerusalem was restored to Jewish control. Now on this Yom Kippur, we saw the actual invasion of northern Syria by Turkey begin – on the very day! This will, no doubt lead to the Isaiah 17 war and other prophesied wars into which Israel will be dragged in.
Do you see how amazing this is? Do you see how accurately and well the whole gigantic story is spelt out and plotted? How accurate the Bible is.
And the Catholics and their half-baked masses get rid of the feasts and replace them with the unholy, occult, pagan, satanic, pig-eating feats of Easter and Christmas, which have no prophetic message at all.
Bear in mind that Bible calls the Feasts of the Lord “Holy convocations!” Pagan practices that are world-based, originating in Babylon are all cursed!
Godly wisdom, like gold is the purest, oldest form of genuine wealth there is. It is an immense store of value that is indestructible. It pays great dividends! Follow those who have it and beware of those with a handful of glittering fool’s gold.
►There is a very interesting biblical alignment between these seven feasts and the seven mysteries of the Bible, which I’ll touch on in the new edition.
Edition 172 August 23nd 2013
Why the coming judgments:
This section includes prophecy-related news of a general nature.
►Peace Talks update:
In each coming edition I’ll update this section on these important peace talks. The two-state solution and roadmap to peace is the central theme of the peace talks and the central reason inciting the fury of God.
These peace talks on the go now are more important than ever simply due to the timing. A seven year peace agreement is the launch-pad of the tribulation period. The fact that so many other ducks are in a row now as well, adds even more gravity to it.
I hope you have read my comments regarding these peace talks at the top of the previous two editions. My friends, you need to be informed of these things...they are critical right now!
The peace talks on the go now have been heralded as the “final status”. That is the actual title given the nine-month talks. Adolf Hitler had a similar name for his exploits – “the final solution”. The same spirit is at work now and will be the final solution, not for the Jews but for the world powers!
The next round takes place at Jericho! Remarkable I would say! I once walked around the ruins of ancient Jericho. (The new town has been built next to it.) I had a very uncomfortable sense of foreboding. I tell you – the “walls” of Jericho will fall again!
Jericho, the symbolism: Jericho was destroyed by Joshua who is a type of our Lord who destroys the armies of antichrist at the Second Advent. But there is another remarkable parallel! We know the story of Joshua and his armies marching around the walls. On the 7th day of marching they were to blow the shofar seven times, bringing the walls down supernaturally. The trumpet blasts speak to us of Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets, which will begin the tribulation period. So, although the Jericho story has profound parallels with the events of the tribulation period, it also symbolises the very beginning, when the peace treaty is signed. All the “walls” of the world will be destroyed in the following seven years!
All of this has enormous significance to the current peace talks. I wonder if the person who chose Jericho for the next round even had any idea of the message he was sending!
Part of the deal for the nine-month peace talks to even begin was the release by Israel from prison of 100 terrorists and murderers.
Jeremiah 4:31”I have heard an outcry of a woman in labour, (nine months) the daughter of Zion (The modern Jews). Woe is me now for my soul has been wearied by the killers.”
After the destruction of Jericho, Joshua placed a curse on anyone who would try to rebuild it. (Joshua 6:26). Jericho is one of the Palestinian cities of the so-called West Bank. The name means “city of the moon.” Interestingly this name was founded long before Islam, the religion of the moon.
Now, the peace talks are not about Jericho per say, but Jericho as part of so-called West Bank, most certainly is part of the talks.
Coming prophesied wars and conflicts in the Middle East will only fire up the desire for peace.
Some believe that the tribulation period will begin this year. It can’t for one simple reason and that is that there is no, and won’t be a peace treaty ready to be signed until next year. That event marks the start of the tribulation.
●Jordan’s King Abdullah says the two state solutions will be achieved under Obama’s administration.
►General news items:
●Various sources claim Iran will have enough weapons grade uranium for two nuclear bombs within about five months. Israel will not allow things to get so far and would strike well before that.
●The US is changing its stance on Israel’s right to attack Iran over their nuclear issues. A top US General has just completed a secretive mission to Israel and the IDF. I would not trust one word out of the mouth of two-faced Obama at this point.
●Spineless Obama has seen his ‘red-line’ on Syria’s chemical weapons use, run over and ignored by Assad. On the other hand the world is faced with a dilemma as both the rebels and the Syrian government appear to have chemical weapons. The entire situation is on the brink of exploding into Isaiah 17’s tragic disaster.
●Russia’s Putin puts his military at Egyptian government’s disposal.
●Iraq is in worsening conflict and civil war again.
●Saudi Arabia will soon join the Middle Eastern conflict. The Biblical “King of the south” is in the formation stage.
●The sun is about to undergo a polarity switch according to NASA. This occurs quite frequently, but this one is due to cause numerous problems on earth of varying degrees. The event could occur anytime within the next six months. More info here at: NASA Science.
►The next edition (God willing) entitled “How long O Lord”, will be perhaps be the most important I have ever done. It will be shocking and wonderful!
Why the coming judgments:
You O Lord are the warrior of all warriors and will soon destroy all who war against Your works! You are the worker of terrors and wonders. The nations heard your voice and quaked in anguish. Dreadful regret settled over the peoples. (I have been writing some poetry relating to the soon coming tribulation period of late. Those are a few words of it.)
As we approach the close of the age, the world is about to run headlong into the judgements of God. The world and most of the church are carrying on as though there are a million tomorrows! Just as in the “days of Noah” they are blind and unprepared.
Many will be shaken into repentance and the kingdom of God, and many will continue on their path to hell.
God’s judgments have been waiting in the wings for nearly 2000 years. They are about to enter centre-stage.
Most of the big natural upheavals we have seen in the last 2000 years have not been the direct judgment of God, but natural events. Things are about to change.
Approximately four billion people will die in the soon-coming tribulation period as a result of the many judgements that will take many forms.
God’s wrath and judgment is actually an aspect of His love and goodness. It is simply the cleansing of the universe of all sin, evil, dirt and unholiness. It is part of the creation of a new world of untold glory, righteousness, majesty, peace and holiness forever.
Judgement settles everything. There are no arguments after judgement. It is the “final word.”
After a rain storm with wind, lightning and thunder there is an air of calm and everything feels and looks nice and clean. God’s judgment is much the same. It is unpleasant at the time, but it produces the goods.
What are the coming judgements?
In the run-up to the tribulation period we will see forerunners of judgment in the natural world. We will see wars and rumours of wars, but these will be minor compared to what is coming in the tribulation period.
When the world moves into the tribulation period, God begins to pour out His wrath in many forms. They include enormous natural disasters, socio-political events, wars, and many supernatural judgments from the skies.
At the same time the wrath of Satan and the wrath of man will be in full swing upon the world like never before.
The rapture will be one of the biggest judgements ever! It immediately- in less than a split- second, judges between who goes and who stays! It is God’s holy choice and decision and will leave behind an air of shock.
The coming judgments will result in a massive death toll. The verse below relates to the land of Israel only, but even this is a huge number.
Zechariah 13:8-9 “It shall come to pass in all the land (Israel) says the Lord, that two thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one third shall be left in it. I will bring one third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’, and each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
The verse below relates to the death toll for the whole world in the tribulation period. This would be billions of people!
Revelation 9:15 “So the four angles that had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of all mankind.”
Why, why , why?
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 “In flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Messiah. These will be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”
Isaiah 13:9-10 “Behold the day of the Lord comes, cruel with both wrath and fierce anger to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners...I will punish the world for its evil.”
Ever increasing sin and evil and the rejection of the knowledge of God and His ways are the primary reasons for the coming judgements.
The world is flaunting its sin and evil in the face of a long-suffering God, but beware:
Genesis 6:3 “The Spirit of God will not strive with man forever.”
The unholy divergence:
Two tracks of a railway line that are not parallel may look okay close by, but the further you go, the greater they diverge away from each other until you have an enormous gap or separation.
The law of God as contained in His word presents the perfect picture. (I’m not talking about coming under the law). The law is the schoolmaster pointing the direction to the Saviour. But the law has been discarded, trivialised and ignored by the church and the world.
The church as the custodian of truth has watered it down. In the name of liberty the Law of God has been cast down and mocked. In the name of grace, God’s perfect Law has been discarded making way for all manner of evils to flood the church and then the world. Evil is the new law! The measure of the modern church is no longer God’s perfect law, but each other.
There is no desire for truth and holiness. A large part of the church has paved the way for evil to flourish by its compromised stand with the world. In fact in many instances it has got to a stage where sin and evil is loved by the church. There is no restraint in the evils of the world, because the church has failed to shine in the dark place. Its light has gone out!
Isaiah 24: 4-6 “The earth mourns and fades away; the world languishes and fades away. The haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinances, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate...”
Romans 1:21-22 “Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise they became fools.”
John 3:19 “Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of the light because their deeds were evil.”
Obadiah 3 “The pride and arrogance of your heart has blinded and deceived you.”
As a result we have-baked preachers leading the half-baked masses down the road into the oven!
Hosea 7:8-9 “Ephraim has mixed himself amongst the peoples, Ephraim is a cake unturned (half baked.) Aliens (strangers) have devoured his strength and he does not know it...”
The wrath of God
Today the wrath of God is a forgotten doctrine in modern churches. But God has not forgotten it. Soon every person on this planet will know about God’s wrath. Because it’s not popular or because the church won’t preach it anymore does not mean wrath is not coming.
Most of the old-school preachers and teachers that had enduring results, preached the wrath of God. Today one deluded church patterns itself after others just as deluded and they think this is the spiritual normal.
Collectivism is the most dangerous new trend in the world. People compare themselves among themselves and with the masses. This is especially true in the church world. It is an evil that must be broken. God’s love and grace is to empower us to live right – His way!
God will not coexist with sin. His wrath and anger are always a response to evil and sin. God’s wrath is clean, holy and righteous, with no regret.
Judgement on those who are cruel to animals:
You may not think that this is such a big deal, but I tell you that from God’s point of view it is right up there with all the other big reasons for the soon coming wrath of God.
You may not be aware of it, but there are entire nations on this earth who have institutionalised cruelty to animals its part of their very psyche. It’s not just the uncivilized nations. Spain for example as a western nation has institutionalised the torture of bulls for fun.
The Asian nations of China and the smaller surrounding nations have institutionalised the use of ivory and rhino horn resulting in the most horrific torture of these animals.
All those who are deliberately cruel to animals will come under judgement.
Judgement on Israel and why:
Joshua 22:18 “If you turn away from following the Lord He will be angry with the whole congregation of Israel.”
God has a plan for the salvation of the Jews, which includes the land and the city of Jerusalem. Modern man has a roadmap and plan for Israel too. The one will come to pass and the other will come under God’s judgement.
The Jews have rebelled against God’s plan and will pay the price. God will allow them to come under severe judgement in the coming days, but His plan will come to pass. He will allow them to be brought to their knees, but He will bring His plan to pass through it all.
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them...”
Jeremiah 30:10 “For I am with you (Israel) says the Lord, to save you; though I make a full end of all the nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you, but I will correct you in justice.”
Jeremiah 30:22 “You (Israel) shall be My people, and I will be your God.”
Judgement on those who come against God’s plan for the Jew, Israel and Jerusalem and why:
Joel 3:2 “I will also gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.”
Ezekiel 28:25-26 “When I have gathered the house of Israel from among the peoples among whom they were scattered and am hallowed in them, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob, and they will dwell safely, build houses, plant vineyards; yes they will dwell securely, when I execute judgement on those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord God.”
Isaiah 49:26 “I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh and they shall be drunk with their own blood as with wine. All flesh shall know that I the Lord am your Saviour and Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Isaiah 60:14-15 “The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bowing to you and those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.”
Yes God will allow Israel to fall, but beware those who participate in their fall...world and church alike!
Homosexuality and abortion:
Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness and ungodliness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” Verse 26 describes homosexuality as part of this ungodliness.
Romans 1:25-28 “...They exchanged the truth of God for a lie. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. Even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of women, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful...Even as they did not retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind...”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators nor idolaters, nor homosexuals nor sodomites...will inherit the kingdom of God.”
The reason that homosexuality is included in the great end-time judgements is simply because it is an aggressive, fast moving sin based on lust and the redefining of God’s value system, structure and definition of marriage.
Entrenched sin is not static; it needs and wants more and more to make it happy and then it needs more.
Life begins at conception. Here are a few verses indicating this:
Luke 1:44 “Indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb.”
Jeremiah 1:4-5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; and ordained you as a prophet to the nations.”
Exodus 21:22-25. “If men fight and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no lasting harm follows (to her), he shall surely be punished...life for life eye for eye...”
Isaiah 49:1”...The Lord has called me from the womb.”
If life begins at conception obviously abortion is murder.
Legalised abortion re-defines Gods Word and contradicts Him. Mass murder is part of the defilement of God’s holiness.
The big issue with these things is that God proclaims them sin and evil in His word. The only way around these issues is to reject God and His word. All (every last one) Christians who are pro –abortion and homosexuality do reject God’s word – no exceptions.
Those operating in the spirit of Satan will persecute Christians upholding God’s truth.
God will judge those who live by the law:
God’s law has been sidelined in this day, but today there are many believers who want people to live under the law. We are in the era of grace. The Old Covenant has not superseded the New. True believers have a great respect for the law, and obey it by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit and not rigid keeping of many laws that have been done away with at Pentecost.
Grace is not licence to sin but the power not to sin. Those under grace live right. Those under the dominance of law can’t live right.
Isn’t it interesting that those who want to bring people under the law again never preach grace! Not one of them has or ever will keep the law anyway. If you are going to live under the law you must keep all of the law all of the time, making you a raving hypocrite because you can’t do it. They therefore must all die because that’s the penalty.
God will judge the self-made church.
The church has moved so far away from pure truth, it must be and will be judged. Many within the spirit-less church (those who reject the baptism of the Spirit) will be ring leaders in the coming persecution of the true Church. The principle is right there in the scriptures. “The flesh wars against the Spirit.”
The church filled with its own opinions and ways will be “spewed out of God’s mouth” (Revelation 3:16)
The church built on the traditions of Catholicism will be “cast into great tribulation.” (Revelation 2:22)
Francis the deceiver:
This new leader of the Catholic church is heading for hero status imputed to him by the masses and the media. He is a man of peace and many good works. I have never heard him preach the cross of salvation and separation unto God once. So quickly has he become the idol of universalism!
Peace and love have been elevated from fruits to the tree itself! Peace outside of salvation through the cross is a deception and will come under judgment just like Babylon did.
The nature of the judgements to come:
We are in the lull before the storm of war - on a grand scale! In fact the storm clouds are already gathering. There is little time left! (Please be ready to read the next edition which I will post as soon as possible – you must!)
Today modern warfare is very different from the past. Consider the many fronts. We have chemical- warfare, cyber-warfare, drone and micro-drone warfare and regular warfare.
With all of these methods of bringing death and destruction, there really is nowhere to hide. Once modern man inspired by Satan in camouflage, releases the fullness of modern war on his enemies we will be in a new dimension of killing. God will use the effects of wars to bring about His plans.
As the world enters the tribulation period shortly, an entire new dimension of judgement will come about. For the last 2000 years God’s grace has kept Him from pushing buttons. God will begin to pour out His wrath in ever increasing severity very soon.
These judgements will occur in the realms of nature, supernatural events, massive astro-physical judgements from space, torture and mass murder on a scale never seen before.
What can you do about it?
1 Peter 4:17 “Judgement begins in the house of God”.
1Corinthians 11:31-32 “Judge yourselves that you be not judged.”
These two verses above are profound and logical.
You can of course do just what most do and put your head in the sand.
Many wish for revival. Revival is based on revival within the church first. Revival occurs when there is repentance in the Church.
I do not see or hear one word of repentance on the big issues like abortion, homosexuality and the like. In most cases the church is complicit by its silence. If repentance does not come forget about revival – judgment comes and that’s what is coming.
We are not called to be relevant to modern culture but obedient to God!
You can’t embrace certain aspects of the living God. If you accept Him, you get the full package deal.
The purpose of God’s wrath is to reveal and deal with the horror of sin. If I may speak for myself: The judgement of God has been one my favourite and fearful subjects. Rather than turn me from God, it has drawn me towards Him and His presence with an ever deepening dimension in fear and fervour. I’m not perfect, but more and more I feel and know His holy fire in my bones!
Shall I tell you something shocking? You can tell the depth that one has gone with God and the resulting authority of God in that person’s life by their tolerance of or horror at sin and evil.
Psalm 119:53 “Indignation (Lit=horror) has taken hold of me because of the wicked who forsake your law.” Are you horrified at the world? If not you do not know God at all!
God is the supreme judge, but He has shifted His judgement to the Son and He to the Word. So we are to use the word of God, led by the Spirit of God to judge ourselves now and line our lives up with His holiness. We must let the word of God burn deeply into every corner of our lives now.
As we embrace our Lord, we embrace the cross of judgement and on the far side of the cross, His full love, joy, peace, safety, security, purpose and pleasure forevermore.
Romans 5:8-9 “God demonstrates His love towards us, in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us, having now being justified by His blood, we will be saved from wrath through Him.”
You, O Lord have established your children forever. We shall reign with You forever. We are your inheritance filled with your sustenance and we glory in the presence of Your sanctuary of love. (Me)
As we head ever nearer to the coming of our Messiah, so Satan will work harder to spread deception. (Revelation 12:12).This is the time to make sure you are well grounded in truth, with a soft and broken heart before our Lord and a hard impenetrable heart to the world system and its god – Satan.
Nahum 1:2-8 “God is jealous, and the Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves His wrath for His enemies.”
Isaiah 14:14-15 “I (Satan) will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High, yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the lowest part of the pits.”
The single biggest reason for the coming judgements is to destroy mans' best efforts to build his own world, his way independent of God.
Satan is the seed of evildoers and he and his workers will soon meet their end. The tragedy is that many don’t know they are his co-workers.
►It’s good to bear in mind that our Messiah is not coming back for the church at large but for His bride!
Jeremiah1:10 “I have put My words in your mouth, see I have set you this day over nations and kingdoms, to root out, to pull down, to destroy and throw down and build up and plant.”
John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son of God has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
Matthew 24:21 “For then there will be great tribulation such as has never been since the beginning of the world until this time, nor ever shall be.”
Revelation 6:17 “For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
I took this picture in a desert called Namaqualand. This is the quiver tree, so named because the Bushmen used to use hollowed-out branches for their arrow-quivers. The sun is setting fast on this world!
Shalom and grow in grace!