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Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 184. December 1st 2013
The grand end-time summary:
This is the grand summary of all the major end-time events. These events are clear and plain for anyone to see if they would open their spiritual eyes and spend time reading their Bible. This is all pure Bible without any church glasses on, and with very little interpretation. Of course you need the Holy Spirit alive in your heart to even begin to see.
The purpose of all prophecy is revealed in the title of the book of Revelation. The full title is: “The Revelation of Yeshua the Messiah.”
The plot takes us from the garden of perfection through the fall and all the following dramas and back to full complete perfection.
The overall purpose of prophecy is to reveal LOVE. It is to reveal our wonderful Messiah in all His glory and holiness and to defeat all sin and evil and establish an eternal universe of love peace and holiness. This is the essence of love, which does not cohabit with sin and evil.
Prophecy reveals our glorious, incredible, amazing future of eternal peace, perfection and wonder, as co-heirs of all things in the universe. It is to reveal how we get there and all the dramas on the way!
True love (the presence of Messiah) must be involved with righteousness and judgement. This is the essence of Bible prophecy and just why the evil world hates it all.
The grand final act and conclusion of Biblical prophecy is the removal of Satan and all sin and evil. This includes the removal of all humanistic good, peace efforts and personal self-efforts. In God’s mercy, He is holding out and giving the lost their last chance to be found. All opposition to God and His ways will soon end in hell.
The grand finale will see the return of our Lord and Saviour to this world to set up a 1000 - year reign of peace, victory and heaven in the heavens and on earth.
►Bible prophecy has a 100% fulfilment record! If you gamble against those odds you are a fool. Ignore Bible prophecy at your peril! Today many churches that ignore Bible prophecy are blinding their sheep!
Romans 1:18 "The wrath of God is revealed...They are without excuse."
The skeleton of prophecy:
The spine of prophecy runs from the fall of man through the era of the law, all rebellions against God, to the first coming of Messiah. Then through the creation of the true Church and the counterfeit church to the regathering of Israel to their land, and opposition to it, through to the salvation of the Jews, the tribulation period, the Second Coming and the Millennium.
History is linear but prophecy takes us full circle from perfection to perfection.
Connected to the spine of prophecy is the rest of the skeleton which is mainly centred on Israel. It includes the work of God to bring the Jews back to their land, and open their eyes to their Messiah.
The church age or dispensation of grace will be brought to a close at the rapture, which is when God’s dealings with Israel go into high gear. At the same time there will be great masses of Jews and Gentiles saved. The seven-year tribulation period, also called the “time of Jacob’s trouble” will see the outpouring of the wrath of God with huge monumental judgements on this evil world.
The wrath of Satan and the wrath of man against God will culminate in a mind blowing death toll (see below in red). This will all come to an abrupt end at the Second Coming and the setting up of the thousand-year Millennium.
Within this framework there will be more things occurring than can be written in a big thick book.
All Bible prophecy assumes that Israel will be in her God-given land with Jerusalem as her eternal capital at the time of the unfolding of prophecy’s climax.
●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...”
●Micah 7:8-9 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall I will arise, when I sit in darkness the Lord will be a light to me...He will bring me forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness."
Some key prophecies:
The world and much of the church will side with the Palestinians, working against God’s revealed will and plans.
Israel will be attacked a number of times, some in the run-up to the tribulation and many times in this seven year period. Israel will see great destruction and a huge death toll but will win every battle. These wars will begin with the Arab neighbouring states and Iran, then becoming world war.
The time just before the tribulation (now) will see forerunners, birth pangs and the start of great troubles in the social, political and natural arenas. Some teach that the first half of the tribulation will be a time a peace. It will not. There will be a peace pact, but that is only on the political level. The geo-physical and natural judgements run through all seven years, intensifying in the last half.
In the tribulation period all people will know that God is at work pouring out wrath. Many will harden their hearts and be so stupid as to turn against God, but many will repent creating a great revival. Many of these will be martyred.
The world will be characterised by a return to the “Days of Noah and Lot”. This includes a rise in aggressive homosexuality, all types of violence and evil and a disinterest in the warnings of God. The days of Noah also relate to people continuing in their daily worldliness, without any interest in God.
True Christians and counterfeit Christians are seen in type in the parable of the foolish and wise virgins.
The death toll in the tribulation period:
The darkest hour of all time approaches and few are aware and fewer are ready!
After compiling the numbers in the verses that speak of how many will die, this is the conclusion:
One quarter (25%) of the earth’s population will die during the seal judgements, leaving three quarters. (Revelation 6:8)
One third (33%) of the remaining population will die in the trumpet judgments (Revelation 9:15.) This means one third of the three quarters die leaving one fourth. The total therefore is one half (50%) of the world’s population will die in the seal and trumpet judgements combined.
In 2010 there were 7.4 billion people on earth. Today we could easily presume the number to be 7.8 billion. 50% equals 3.9 billion people. This is how many will die in those two judgements alone. The Bible does not give us the number for the whole tribulation period. But we could presume that the number would be in the region of 4 billion.
Israel will see two thirds (66%) of its population die. (Zechariah 13:8-9.) There are currently 7.9 million people in Israel. This means 5.2 million will die.
These numbers are mind boggling indeed. Neither man nor nature on their own could ever kill so many. The only explanation for such huge numbers being killed is massive supernatural judgements of God. And this is exactly what we will have. The tribulation sees the wrath of God, Satan, man and nature running simultaneously and it all happens in seven years with the majority of those killed in the second half.
This monumental, historic, once only death-toll will be as a result of wars, mass murder and conflict to dwarf everything else in history. The world will see massive natural upheavals to put anything the world has ever seen to shame. On top of this, massive meteors, asteroids and the like will bombard the earth. The temperature of the earth will rise to scorching levels.
The Bible says that it will be a time like never was nor ever shall be on the earth! (Matthew 24:21)
I hope you stop in your tracks and think about this. The gravity of it all is shocking and stunning. Those who believe (like myself) in a pre-tribulation rapture will escape this all. Stop and think about this! It is coming very soon! The wise will heed the warnings and be prepared in repentance and holiness.
The repentance of the Jews:
A key aspect to the entire end-time machine rolling on is the repentance of the Jews. This is a key prophecy inextricably linked with the Second Coming. It is beginning even now, but will go into high gear in the tribulation period.
The fact that the Jews can’t see their Messiah in their own scriptures is an unfortunate miracle. “Let His blood be upon us and our children and children’s children,” was the most tragic self-generated curse the Jews have ever brought upon themselves! (Matthew 27:25) Very soon, large numbers will see exactly who their Messiah is. Unfortunately it will be in warfare and troubles and tribulation.
Here are just a few verses indentifying the Messiah from the Old Covenant, the Bible of the Jews:
Psalm 22:16-18 “For dogs have surrounded Me; the assembly of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.” (Description of the cross.)
Isaiah 7:14 “The Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and you shall call His name Immanuel.”
Isaiah9:6 "Unto us a child is born, a Son is given...His neame shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince od Peace."
Isaiah 53:5, 7, 9, 12 “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 are healed...He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth...And they made His grave with the wicked...He bore the sin of many.”
Micah 5:2 “But you Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands in Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be ruler of Israel, whose going forth has been from of old, from everlasting.”
Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and rising on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The church in the last days:
The true Church is born out of the death by crucifixion of our Messiah. It is not those who profess to believe. The Bible says, “Even the demons believe and shudder at their future.” It is those who are born-again of the Spirit of God. It consists of those who have and are applying the cross to their lives, which gives them sight and understanding of the slain Lamb who is now the Lion and will return as such.
There is a huge difference between believing and being born-again. All those who are born-again are believers, but not all those who believe are born-again! Believing happens in your head while the new-birth happens in your heart with a new creation being the result.
Here is a very big test for you. If you are going the right way and if the cross is working in you will see the love of God and you will see the wrath of God. You will see the Lamb and the Lion, and have them rightly divided and applied.
If you know only the Lamb, like most, you will have no fear of the Lord in you, and no division and separation between the world and the Kingdom of God. You are in grave danger!
The end-time church will be filled with false teachers, false prophets, lovers of money and materialism. It will be filled with those who are friends of the world, and are spineless compromisers who are no different from the world. Most end-time churches will work against God and His work in Israel and the Jews and against God in His work to prepare for Himself a spotless bride.
The end-time church will be full of “end-time scoffers”. It will be filled with wickedness and multitudes who are ignorant of the scriptures and easy prey for wolves.
Most of the end-time church believe in Santa Clause Jesus and will be completely deceived by the devil in these days. The horror of the messages to the seven churches in the Revelation shows the end of these churches as they are spat out and cast into great tribulation. The glory of the true Church is also revealed.
At the same time there will be a hated, but true and real revival led by lovers of truth.
●By the way, the real purpose of Satan working in the counterfeit church is to establish error and attack truth.
The true Church and the counterfeit church of the last days will both have a significant part to play. The Bible reveals one will be a tool in the hands of God and the other in the hands of Satan.
The affirmations of the true Church:
You need to stand secure in truth in these days of deception. You need to root out the poison.
True believers in Messiah affirm His crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and Second Coming. We proclaim and identify with the convocations and character of the early church before the advent of Constantine. We affirm all the end-time prophecies relating to Israel, the Jews and Jerusalem. We affirm the Hebraic character of the true church.
We reject all the pagan influences of the church from Constantine through the arising of the Catholic church, through to and including the reformers. We reject the anti-Semitic so-called church fathers and their influence. We reject the convocations of Babylon as seen in Christmas, Easter, infant sprinkling and other traditions founded in paganism.
We affirm the scriptural truth of a great falling away and “vomiting out” of much of the end-time church.
1Timothy 4:1 “In the last days some will depart from the faith.”
Matthew 24:12 "...The love of many will grow cold."
We see, believe and recognise that there is even now the beginning of this great falling away from the faith and at the same time an outpouring of the Spirit of God, leading to the salvation of many and the establishing in truth of the few.
Why this incredible tribulation period?
The single bottom line is that “God is not mocked”. The incredible sin, idolatry, witchcraft and rebellion against God will not escape His wrath. All evil religions, all multi-faith religions, all proponents of false doctrine will end in wrath and hell. The incredible sin of Satan himself, will be brought to a dramatic conclusion in this time.
Modern man thinks he can carry on regardless in his rebellion to God and in his sin...no he can’t.
Those who are wise in this time will turn to God and not against Him as the majority of the world will do. His offer of forgiveness will be available until the Second Coming and then it’s all over as hell awaits the unsaved.
Study your Bible and you will see that all these things are true. Funny thing is that they are already starting to occur weather you believe it or not.
What you must do:
●You need to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith. Measure yourself against God’s word and not this church or that.
●You need to place an invisible barrier of protection around your faith and what has been birthed of God in you. Today we are seeing few who are in the faith and a great number who have and are backsliding. It is time to be serious in all these things – you will not get a second chance at life.
●You need to be Spirit- educated about all these things, because deception is rife.
●As always you need to pursue holiness.
Yes this will be the darkest hour of all time, but it will also be the time of great victory for true believers, both Jew and Gentile, raptured, tribulation saints, martyred, beheaded or just died naturally.
It will herald the glorious Second Coming and the Millennium of great peace and wonder. This will be the time of spiritual light, enlightenment and shining glory in nature in the skies and in the whole universe.
There is much we don’t know about what is coming, but the Bible does hint in a number of places that we as believers will be involved with our Lord in the glories of other worlds, planets and their creatures and creation.
Jeremiah 31:10 “Hear the word of the Lord O nations and declare it in the isles afar off and say, He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.”
Ezekiel 37:12-14 “Prophecy and say to them, thus says the Lord God: “Behold O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your grave and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people and brought you up from your graves.” “I will put My Spirit in you and you shall live...”
Micah 7:8 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.”
I took this picture early in the morning from a chopper over the Drakensberg Mountains. That “pathway” in the clouds was actually the only place to descend through to the safe green ground below.
Spiritually, we have one pathway to safety!
Job 39:8 “The range of the mountains is His pasture and He searches after every green thing.”
Shalom and grow in grace!