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- Israel comes under heavy rocket attack from Gaza after the killing of Islamic Jihad terror leader. This morning (13th) rockets continue to fall on Israel. Palestinian Preseident says, "Israel must stop its aggression!"
- Islamic Jihad says, "We're going to war with Israel." (12th November)
- Bible prophecy is about to take another leap forward!
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
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 176 September 25th 2013
Our greatest end-time enemies:
Please note that this news section deals only with news events, which have a Biblical or prophetic aspect to them.
►Peace Talks update:
Isaiah 59:8 “The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that path will not know peace.”
There are rumours that the peace talks have broken down for now. That’s just a rumour so no comment.
Just recently I’ve read a number of reports saying, “Here comes peace.” There is now talk that Obama may even initiate some sort of peace effort with Iran. The Bible declares: “When they say peace, peace and when they say peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes.”
It’s good to bear in mind that you can’t make peace with the devil – ever! Any peace that is made is only a strategic deception.
►General news items:
Our greatest end-time enemies:
Many of you will be offended at this edition and others will simply ignore it. Some will take it to heart and move into the depths of experience with and of God.
We are currently in the forerunner time-period leading up to the monumental end-time events of Bible prophecy.
These times are specifically dangerous for believers as many evil forces intensify. If you are not well grounded in the things of our Lord you are in danger.
With God and His word removed from much of society today a new morality has come in. It is the morality of the other god, Satan lurking in the shadows of the true God.
Today people compare themselves among themselves and with Satan’s camouflaged morality and think that they’re okay.
Do you know what your biggest enemy is in these days?
It is you yourself!
As a believer we are saved in spirit but not in mind. Renewal of the mind is progressive and occurs when the right “tools” are used. Satan attacks the believer through the self life, the world system, and the demonic. In these days you had better know that the attacks are intensifying a great deal!
It is only the cross of Yeshua, and its application into our own lives that presents a barrier strong enough to keep us safe.
Today most churches teach you how to be self-fulfilled, self-important, self-sufficient, self-indulgent, self-preserved and self-fulfilled. They teach you how to be happy in and of the world. They are blind to the demonic in these areas. Of course they throw in a few miss-used verses to justify the glorification of self in the world. These ministers produce self-obsessed, worldly, demon-oppressed Christians!
These very same believers are in confusion, distress, torment, and most unprepared for the coming climactic end-time onslaughts.
They are easy to identify. They have no “horror” at the world and its morality. (Psalm 119:53) They are friends of the world. (James 4:4).
As believers you need to be really diligent to seek and apply the Bible to self, the world and the demonic. It does not come automatically.
As you move into deliverance in these three areas, you will be gloriously changed. Your love for our Lord will become unrestricted and you will be a light full of true wisdom.
Isaiah 43:12 “There was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses says the Lord.”
The “foreign gods” in the verse above obviously refer to actual gods like those of Babylon, but it can equally refer to the gods of worldliness, self obsession and the demonic.
Proverbs 25:26 “Whoever has no rule over his spirit is like a city broken down without walls.”
Your own heart:
To prepare yourself for the days ahead you must know your own heart. You must know that you can’t save yourself. You must allow, invite and welcome the cross of Messiah to continue to do its work in you.
The verse below is so short and so profound, far reaching and tragic! It is the cry of many in the world and the cry of many Christians and their deceived leaders.
Mark 15:30 “Save yourself and come down from the cross.”
I had an interesting talk / argument with a woman the other day. She proclaimed herself to be a Christian. She said that Theresa, Obama, Mandela, and Ghandi would all be in or go to heaven because they did such great works.
The Judgement Seat of Messiah reveals the rewarding of believers exclusively. The Great White Throne judgement reveals the judgement of all unbelievers exclusively. The first lot are rewarded for their Spirit-led works while second lot are cast into hell for their self-led works!
If you want to be saved on your good works, you need 100%. If you have ever sinned even in thought, you have failed. You can take the 100% freely given by our Messiah to you and find your name in His book.
Don’t think that you or anyone else is saved because you are a good person.
The shed blood of Messiah is the antithesis of the blood of Adam. The unrighteous, unredeemed blood of Adam is in fact the “blood” of Satan. It flows in the unsaved automatically by natural birth. Only the new birth through the shed blood of Messiah sets us free.
In these days we are to “guard our hearts”. There is great spiritual conflict in the unseen world and extra vigilance is needed. Satan knows what your weaknesses are and he will use them to bring you down.
Beware of unprepared disciples and ministers who know nothing of taking up their own cross daily.
You will know them not by their ministry or by their persuasive garbage, but by their fruits.
Shallow disciples draw and attract shallow people to them. In this day there are very few who are true, holy, separated, broken, humble, cross-bearing believers out there. Most Christian leaders today live for self and worldly gain. Their motto is “Me Now” and this is what they teach their deluded flock.
Matthew 24:12 “Because of the increase of wickedness the love of many will grow cold”. Some translations use the word “most” instead of “many”.
What a frightening verse! Do you see it? There is a direct relationship between wickedness and growing cold in the Lord. We could just as accurately say that to keep yourself secure in Messiah, you must get rid of the influence of evil and wickedness all around. Don’t tolerate it and live with it...it will destroy you!
Revelation 12:9 “So that great dragon was cast out- that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world.”
Revelation 12:12 “...For the devil has come down to you having great wrath, because he knows that his time is short.”
Revelation 13:4 “So they worshipped the dragon who gave authority to the beast, saying who is like the beast?”
The verses above are tribulation verses, but we are in the forerunner period now and the principle still applies. Note the incredible deception! The whole world will worship Satan (the antichrist) thinking he is the real deal!
You must understand that the end-time conflicts and evils are spiritual in source and nature. If you do not know and understand this you will be operating in the flesh in all your opinions and actions. If you do not have the gifts of the Spirit in your life, you will not see the evil spirits at work and you will be incompetent in dealing with spiritual conflict.
The tragedy today is most believers can’t see the devil lurking in most of the things they esteem highly. The world and its ways have so infiltrated modern, superficial Christians that they are spiritually blind.
The reason for this is that today’s Christians want instant results and instant gratification. They want pop-up results now. They are ignorant of God’s word and are blind to its author.
Pr 28:4 “Those who forsake the law (word) praise the wicked.”
Today many church leaders are more experienced in computer games than discipleship. They are very well equipped to lead their flock to hell. Shallow shepherds produce shallow sheep and wolves produce little wolves.
What you believe defines you. Your worldview and which leader produced it, defines your depth with God or your stupidity. If you are a true believer with your heart set on fire for our Lord, you have selected to have the Living God as your teacher, and judge. If not have you selected, by default, to have Satan as your teacher, god and judge. He will judge you with great love, liberty and all inclusiveness. He will tell you how valuable you and your opinions are to the world. He will allow you anything you want. But he, with you, will end in hell.
The church as your enemy:
Before I go any further let me add that there are many wonderful Churches out there being led by the Spirit of God and producing radical disciples of the Lord.
There are close to 40, 000 Christian denominations. Every one is a creation of man. (Check it out in Wikipedia – it is shocking)
Why this is so terrible is because it flies in the face of God’s word.
1 Corinthians 1:10 “I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgement.”
You can be very sure that all these man-made denominations will become more and more devil-made in the times ahead.
The big identifying mark in all man-made churches is that they adhere to Babylonian customs and traditions. These are the evil spirit-inspired convocations of Christmas, Easter and the like. This will be one of the big dividers of our day between those who go with the flow of God and those who will go with Satan.
The word or the world:
Satan, Godless editors and managers, fuel the world’s media today. They are enemies of God’s ways and word. Do you know God’s word very well? Many Christians today do not know their Bible. They do know what the world’s media is saying and what’s on at the movies and the world’s temples of entertainment.
If this is you, I have some news for you. You will be caught in the satanic outpouring of deception and evil. If you do not change course, you are in great danger.
Do you know something interesting about the Olivet discourse? This was the occasion where some of the disciples privately asked our Lord what would be the signs of His coming? Five times in this single discourse He warned of deception! In fact that was the very first “sign.”
It is only diligent Spirit-led study of the word, and a contrite spirit before God that will keep you from deception in the coming days.
May I share with you some testimony? In 1980 I began to read my Bible through cover to cover. I did it three times. I am so grateful that my Lord led me to do this. In fact that is what inspired perpetual ongoing Bible study in my life since then. Today I have the entire Bible on 53 CD’s playing in my car.
By the way, you need to study your Bible without your church doctrine glasses on and especially without the glasses of the so-called church fathers. This will make you their enemy, but so be it.
Coca Cola Jesus is the product of the Christian media. It has created multiple-images of our Lord, enough to fit every taste. This god would dare not offend anyone. He is a presented as a god, but the non-interfering type. You know, the one that you can keep in your pocket or hang on your wall until a rainy day. You can have a dose of Coca Cola Jesus for some nice refreshment!
TBN: Trinity Broadcasting Network has evolved over time into a terrible institution full of superficiality. That is not discipleship! TBN has long since removed the only end-time teachers they had on. They decided that a great deal of the Bible is not to be touched. (One third of the Bible relates to end-time events).They have decided to keep their people ignorant of these great truths. They decided that no minister on their network is permitted to say anything negative about Islam.
TBN and many churches of the same brand call themselves Bible believers and will stress the importance of being Bible-based. Yet they are not. They preach and teach only what they deem to be “positive”, out of the Bible. They avoid all the “difficult sayings” and the “severity” of the Bible.
The Bible is hugely positive for those who are His, with much severe corrective instruction. The Bible is a terror for unbelievers, counterfeit Christians and all false religions.
It is an offense to remove the “severity” from the Bible. This produces spineless, disobedient, shallow, unbalanced, untrustworthy, gullible people. (Romans 11:22)
TBN is fast becoming an institution that is dangerous for your spiritual growth and health. It is far too one-sided and materialistic.
YouTube and the social media bring out many psychologically disturbed people trying to be God’s ministers. They catch onto every bit of wacky pseudoscience and bit of fanciful garbage that has a hint of spirituality. In their quest for self-importance they claim “great proofs”. It is not so much their messages that are the problem, but that they themselves are in desperate need of ministry, or the local mental home. Unfortunately they are the very ones who cheapen the internet and make almost everything suspect.
Many of these people presenting YouTube video teachings or messages are not messengers of the cross. They are in many cases people suffering from rejection, looking for acceptance. The true messenger of the cross has the marks of the cross all over his life. You have no right being in ministry if you have not been well-broken and prepared by the cross of Messiah. Only these are the called of God. All the others are called by themselves.
That said, there is some very good material available on some of these channels and sites, but they are few and far between. The real good and safe messengers are normally from the old-school disciples who have been following our Lord for a long time. You can just sense it.
Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater though!
YouTube and other internet-based media offer a wonderful method of spreading the good news far and wide instantly, but you need to be discerning so that you can sort between the wolves and the sheep. Beware the wolf-criers out there. There are so many on various internet media who are crying wolf at every insignificant end-time thing. They have no spiritual discernment. Many are secret Jezebels led by a host of evil spirits.
There are many Christians proclaiming to be God’s messengers who are suffering from many modern-day “diseases” originating from not knowing God and His word.
The world as your enemy:
When walking in truth God will often times cause even your (and His) enemies to be at peace with you. But most certainly not all the time.
It’s good to remember that the spirit of Satan is resident in the world system and the Spirit of God is resident in the Kingdom of God. There will always be varying degrees of enmity and attack by the evil world system on the people of the Kingdom of God.
The world will attack true Christians more and more in the coming days. The homosexual world will be an attacker. Islam will be an every growing attacker. Spirit-less churches will attack those with and in the Spirit. We can expect a wide range of attacks, simply because the flesh and the Spirit are always at war.
What is God’s main message now:
Why is it that very few of the old-school giants of the Kingdom seldom preached on end times? It is because it was not on their radar, because God didn’t put it there. Quite simply the end-time issues were far from them back then. There was no reason for them to know it and teach it besides the odd few messages.
But now that we are very close, it is the Spirit of God revealing and unfolding many revelations on the subject. Now that we are in the season, God is informing, teaching and warning now.
Daniel 12:4-9 “But you Daniel, shut up and seal the words of this book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase...Go your way Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”
According to the verses above, knowledge of end time events will be unsealed in these days. This is exactly what we see all around us. I have never seen so many wonderful preachers and teachers revealing so much on the issues of eschatology!
If you are standing on a long straight railway line and the train is way off near the horizon, you have no need to get off just yet. But once the train gets close, you had better take action! The same is true relating to the coming of our Lord, the coming of antichrist and the host of related issues.
This is what God is saying now! Ignore His now-voice at your own peril! And do you know what? There are untold numbers of churches out there about to be run over by a giant speeding locomotive named Satan!
Because we are in the season, God is revealing His in-season word. If you are in a church that won’t touch the subject, you had better find out why. If your church has decided to keep you ignorant of one third of the Bible’s content, you are in danger of being swept away by all sorts of doctrines of demons that will flood in, in the place of what should be there.
You can judge a book by its cover. You can also judge a church by its cover. What it preaches and what it avoids speaks volumes. Paul said, “I have not shunned to preach to you the whole gospel.”
Of course I’m not suggesting that eschatology should be the only message preached, but it must be a major part of your “diet” in these days.
The identifying marks of the “bride of Messiah” and the bride of Satan.
There is a visual element to belief. People wear a visible cross around their necks because they want to identify albeit superficially, with the cross of Calvary. Likewise, other Biblical items related to convocations or worship are also important items of identification.
Hebraic items are clean, and founded in the Bible, both New and Old Covenants. Hebraic items as in the image above plot the path from the Old into the New Covenant. (The prayer shawl, the menorah and the shofar are found in both.)
Babylonian items are dirty, being founded in the heart and mind of Satan and should have no place in the true believer’s life. These are all things related to Christmas, Easter, “Nicolaitan” dress (minister’s collars, robes and anything that separates the clergy above the laity.)
You may think these are not big issues, but they relate very much to identification which itself speaks of who you are.
The true born again, water and Spirit baptised believers will be in love with our Lord and His word, but the Christians who simply profess belief in the Lord will see the things of God as foolishness and will be self-obsessed and driven. They will identify with the world and all its ways.
There will be no clear, distinct division between God’s kingdom and the kingdom of the world.
When the pressure is on they will turn against the true Spirit-formed and led believers.
The main identifying marks of the true born again believer will be the imprints of the cross of Messiah on every aspect of his or her life. They will be known by the fruit of the work of the cross in their lives.
●Galatians 5:22 “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self -control. Against such there is no law.”
The fruits of the flesh will be the identifying marks of the counterfeit or superficial believer.
●Galatians 5:19-20 “The works of the flesh are evident, which are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, rebellion to God, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions, heresies, envy, murder, drunkenness, revelries and the like...”
Proverbs 11:2 “When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.”
What you can do:
Jeremiah 15:16 “Your words were found and I ate them, and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by your name, O Lord God of hosts.”
Titus 2:12-13 “Denying ungodliness and worldly lust, we should live soberly, righteously, and Godly in this present age, looking for the blessed hope and appearing of our great God and Saviour Yeshua.”
The two verses above relate to diligence in our study and application of the word of God and secondly to our lifestyle. Both are needed.
We are in a most wonderful time, but it is full of severity, gravity and all seriousness. This is the time of dividing. The true are going one way and the superficial counterfeits are going the other. In this time now our Lord is opening the eyes of His family to many glorious truths. Many are engaged in radical transformation.
In the middle of it all, the enemy is at work too, but he has no power over those who have risen on the far side of the cross!
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...”
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.”
Isaiah 51:3 “For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and the desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”
I took this picture in the Namib Desert and manipulated it. I superimposed the girl over the tree. This was the foundation for one of my art works in paint. It symbolises one staring out of a baron, dry desert, which is the modern world devoid of God’s Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those that love Him”
Shalom and grow in grace!