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Isaiah 18:3-7 “All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth: When He lifts up a banner on the mountains, you see it; and when He blows a trumpet you hear it...In that time a present will be brought to the Lord from a people tall and of smooth skin, and from a people terrible from their beginning onward, a nation powerful and treading down, whose land the rivers divide – to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, to Mount Zion.”
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●We continue in the prophetic impasse, with no major prophetic developments. There have been numerous threats of military action from Israel, Syria and Iran and a few minor skirmishes here and there. They are significant in setting the tone, but we sit and wait. This is called learning patience!
●For this publication, I’m not really interested in all the little news items around the world. It’s only the events and issues that have a direct relationship to Bible prophecy. These things can change fast!
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 395: December 12th 2017.
Embassies of more nations are now announcing they are moving to Jerusalem, which is an act of recognition of the city as the capital of Israel. This does have huge implications prophetically. Do not neglect to read this entire edition. It is much more important than you may think!
Is this the beginning of the “shaking of all things” leading to the tribulation period, a peace covenant, the coming temple, and of course the rapture? It could be! It most certainly brings the entire end-time picture into focus, shining the spotlight on it, and thrusting it onto centre-stage.
The great awakening is gathering momentum!
What is happening now is the sceptre of wickedness, (Islam) over Jerusalem, the rod of its authority, is being broken. (Psalm 125:3) The nation born in a day – Israel, (Isaiah 66:8) and its eternal city is travailing before its spiritual birth. And before the male Child – Yeshua, arrives and begins His glorious work amongst the Jews.
Is your church enlightening you on these issues? If not, it’s high time to awaken to the Spirit of God, hear His word and do His will. Beloved brethren, these things are vitally important. Spiritual forces are at work and are intensifying even now!
You will overcome, or be overcome in these coming times! You must have a solid, strong foundation to stand in the coming storms.
End Time Jerusalem:
The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a landmark milestone, and watershed. It is the beginning of the end-time prophecy train. It is a great sign to be noted...a true sign of the times.
Amongst other things, it shines the spotlight on God’s truth and the veracity of His word. It identifies His enemies in the world and in the church and brings them out into the open!
The Trump decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has “doomed the peace process,” say the Palestinians, and many of their puppets, the world’s leaders. Actually, when you think about it they are quite right, but they won’t like what I’m about to say and neither will many churches!
The world-peace process is doomed! True godly peace is now coming – on the wings of the destruction of the world’s useless efforts to create Middle Eastern peace, and world peace, which flies in the face of God’s way to peace.
The name “Jerusalem” comes from two root words: “Jeru” and “Shalom”. Jeru means “king” and Shalom means “peace”. The Hebrew name: “Yerushalayim” means: “The foundation of peace”.
Jerusalem is referred to as “The city of God” in the Bible. (Psalm 46:4, Psalm 48:1-3)
Jerusalem is also referred to as the city of David in the Bible. (2 Samuel 5:7) David is a type of our Lord and Saviour.
Jerusalem is also referred to as the city of Zion in the Bible (1 Kings 8:1) “Zion” means fortification.
Jerusalem is also referred to as “the city of the Great King”, “the city of peace”, “and the stumbling stone of the nations” in the Bible.
If we put this lot together we have:
Jerusalem is the city of the King of peace, the foundation of peace, the city of God, the city of the Great King, the city of David, the city of Zion and the city over which the nations shall stumble! What sort of incredible city is this?
It is the city of huge prophetic significance in reality and in type.
God moved His Embassy to Jerusalem long ago!
God chose Jerusalem and He inscribed His name upon the city.
Isaiah 49:16 “See, I have inscribed you (Jerusalem) on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.”
But why did God place His “Embassy” in Jerusalem and why did He choose that old city?
Was it because the Jews are chosen and are special? Was it because that’s where so many biblical things occurred? Was it because the city itself is special?
No sir- none of the above!
Do you think the Jews are special? Here is what God thinks of His chosen people the Jews:
Jeremiah 17:1 “The sin of Judah (Jews) is written with a pen of iron, with the point of a diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altar.”
The “point of a diamond” in the verse above refers to the hardness of this engraving instrument, which also speaks of the hardness of Israel’s heart. This deadly pen does not write on paper or papyrus. It engraves on Jewish stone-hearts, and you can’t erase it! Or can you?
The cross of Messiah is the great eraser! It erases sin and re-writes lives. Now sins are re-written with invisible ink!
Jews – soon your sins which were like “scarlet will be white as snow” – invisible and erased! (Isaiah 1:18)
We have been “crucified with Messiah” and as such, we have a book containing clean, holy, indelible records, written with God’s diamond-tipped, fiery pen. Yes, God has been writing our autobiography every day of our lives with purity, light and truth! What a wonderful diary that will be for many!
We are the living epistles of God, known and read of all men, now and forever. (2 Corinthians 3:2)
The world has its doom written out with God’s diamond-tipped pen of fire. It is the “writing on the wall” declaring its destruction and soon-coming end. The world has no cross to erase this writing!
So, the sins of the Jews are seen by God just as they are for all others, there is no difference. God chose the Jews simply because that was His choice and He, in His foreknowledge, knew that the Jews would finally recognise Him and fulfil His calling and plan to take salvation to the nations.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “We are ambassadors for Messiah...We implore you, “Be reconciled to Messiah” (Jew and Gentile)
Ambassadors hang out in Embassies. We are the walking Embassies of God!
For us as believers, God has placed His name in our hearts by the new-birth, and Satan always tries to rip it out and destroy us.
Isn’t that just what is happening now in Israel?
God put His name In Jerusalem:
2 Chronicles 6:6 “I (God) have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people, My people – Israel.”
2 Chronicles 7:16 “Now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”
2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
When you put your name to something, you are imparting to it your authority. The Bible is Israel’s mandate and authority. If you reject that, Satan becomes Israel’s mandate for you, promulgated by the world and the world church.
The word “author” in the Bible is the same as the word for “authority.” The authority of any work is that of the author. So when we come to God’s prophetic word, we must remember that we are dealing with God’s own “breathed” word by His Spirit and that is the final authority!
God put His name in Jerusalem, with His authority, word and plan – exclusively!
What, do think God put His name in Jerusalem, but not His will and word? Do you think He put His name there with Muhammad’s? To believe that, you have to be stark raving mad in the head, or a member of the Emergent Church movement!
Because God put His name there by His authority, Satan tries to do the same:
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you..!
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Do you know why Satan stands against Israel? The answer below is indeed profound!
●Exodus 4:22 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Israel is My son, My firstborn.”
●Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him...”
Why did God choose Jerusalem?
God chose Jerusalem to be home for the Jews returning to the land. He chose it because He knew the Jews would awaken to, and recognise Yeshua their Messiah and that they would then, in the tribulation period, take salvation to the Gentile nations of the world.
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look upon Me whom they have pierced...”
Isaiah 28:16 “Behold, I lay in Zion (Jerusalem) a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation...”
But there’s a much more important and deeper reason why God chose Jerusalem.
He chose to put His name in our hearts as believers, in anticipation of our coming transformation and glorification. Jerusalem, in a sense, is in the same situation. God put His name there in anticipation of its future transformation into the glorious New Jerusalem – still to come!
Israel is still blind:
Many Jews and Christians are awakening to God’s great end-time plans, which will absolutely come to pass. “The Word cannot be broken.” (John 10:35)
But today most Jews, although positive about their land and city, can’t see why and what it’s all about.
Luke 19:42 “If you had known, even you (Jerusalem), especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now your peace (Shalom) is hidden from your eyes...because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
The “peace of Jerusalem” is still hidden from their eyes. They are still blinded by their sin.
Jeremiah 4:16-17 “Make mention to the nations yes, proclaim against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country and raise their voice against the cities of Judah. Like keepers of a field they are against her all around, because she has been rebellious against Me, says the Lord.”
But Israel will soon open her spiritual eyes, have her sins erased and be the world’s greatest evangelists!
Isaiah 62:6-7 “Watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem: Make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in all the earth.”
Jeremiah 33:16 “In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell safely, and this is the name by which she will be called: ‘The Lord our Righteousness’”
Today, people blindly follow the masses. They follow group speak, belief bias, crowd psychology, confirmation bias, and the collective consciousness of the doomed soon to be destroyed masses and their leaders the mass–media.
Many churches today follow the media’s advice and information and have written it into their stupid, band-wagon theology.
The whining, whimpering, wailing, snivel-drivel of the mass media is what influences the world. But God’s handwriting is on the wall! World, your gloomy - doom looms large!
Zechariah 12:3 “It shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away (move its boundaries) will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Joel 3:2 “I will bring all nations down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have also divided up My land.”
The world thinks dividing and sharing the land and the city will bring peace. It will bring war and judgement.
The world thinks capitulation, compromise, placating, and appeasement is how to deal with terrorists and bring peace! How can that bring peace? They will not stop the terror. Throw them out!
Is peace coming to Jerusalem?
The answer is no and yes. In the short term, war is coming in the name of peace!
God’s word declares that His will is for the salvation of the Jews, in their land and in their city, after their return, and that will ultimately bring world peace – the Millennial age.
But Satan opposes that with war and destruction first.
In the longer term, the Prince of Peace is coming with great peace. That will be at the end of the tribulation period.
Satan has his name imbedded in Islam, and like a giant Trojan horse, he forces his way into Israel and Jerusalem by occupation!
But the real occupation is by God! All other “occupations” are illegitimate. The Palestinians have created a fantasy reality, believing that Israel and Jerusalem is theirs. Because the world is of the same god, it supports that in its blindness.
Peace the world’s way brings war with God. Peace God’s way brings Satan to war with God. Ask Babylon about that!
War is coming to Jerusalem well before peace:
Jeremiah 4:7-15-16 (Amp) “Behold the enemy comes up like the clouds, his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined – destroyed! O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. Warn the neighbouring nations that our adversary is coming; announce to Jerusalem that besiegers are coming from a far country, shouting against the cities of Judah.”
We are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. It is coming – God’s way!
Isaiah 61:3 “The Lord will console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.”
By the way, USA, you can expect some sort of significant blessing to come your way now as a result of blessing Israel.
The claim of the enemies of God:
If you claim something that’s not yours is your own, and the rightful owner is standing right there, you can say that they are occupying your property. But you know that you are a thief and a liar. And just because the media supports the cause of the thief, that does not make them right. They are all of the same evil spirit!
Just to take this a step further: We as true cross bearing believers are born-again and occupied by our rightful owner God. Satan, his demons and puppets, hate that, and want to rip the cross out of us and occupy us with their devil instead!
Claiming that something is yours repeatedly does not make it your own. That was the strategy of Hitler (and of Satan.) He said: “Make the lie big, keep saying it and eventually the masses will believe you.”
How to pray for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews:
In your prayer, quote the scriptures. Make them proclamations. Write them down. Pray them with like-minded believers too. Fast and pray. Pray to keep from falling into deception; pray that God keeps your spiritual eyes open. Pray often and regularly on these things. Pray in the fear of the Lord.
Here are just a few verses to pray:
Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you (Israel), and I will curse him who curses you.”
Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper who love you.”
Psalm 129:5 “Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.”
Psalm 68:1 “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: Let them that hate Him flee before Him.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Hosea 11:10 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”
Nehemiah 2:20 “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you (descendants of the Arabs) have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. Strangers (Gentiles) will be joined to them and they will cling to the house of Jacob.”
Zechariah 8:13 “It shall come to pass that just as you (Israel) were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear and let your hands be strong.”
Isaiah 43:1 “Thus says the Lord who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by your name; you are mine.”
How to face the end-times fear-free!
A major characteristic of the great shaking soon to come is fear.
Fear is a spirit. I’m not talking about just getting a fright. I’m talking about an enduring, overhanging, tormenting fear. It actually hinders your walk with the Lord and much more.
The Bible talks of the “spirit of fear” in numerous places.
2 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and a sound mind.”
Hebrews 13:6 “The Lord is my helper, I will not fear.”
●Do you know how to be truly wonderfully fear-free? Then fear!
Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the Lord leads to life. He who has it will abide in satisfaction and will not be visited with evil.”
Please understand the incredible power in that simple verse! Do you want abundant life, a life of satisfaction? In these coming days of the outpouring of evil, do you want to be free from evil? Then fear the Lord!
Isaiah 33:6 “The fear of the Lord is His treasure.”
Are you a special treasure to God? You are not if you don’t actively fear Him!
The great bottom line in all of this is: God has chosen / Satan has chosen! Pick your choice wisely beloved brethren!
There is no neutrality or middle ground!
It’s all about what God says, thinks, has done and will do, which is fully contained in His word. That’s the beginning and end of it all!
So pick your choice – but choose carefully –you will be identifying yourself as a giant fool of the world, or a wise child of God!
There is no neutrality!
The Palestinian concerto of lies, its war of words, its hatred in the name of peace, fools the blind media and the world. Their bloodshed, hostility and contention is now clashing, and crossing swords with God: Carnage is coming.
This began as an art work with leaves “stamped” onto the canvas. I superimposed the acacia-tree sunset over the art – viola!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 394: December 5th 2017.
“I told you so”!
I once went off down a terrible dirt road in the desert, which had a “No Entry” sign at the start. Just as I got to the spot where I was trapped, there was a sign saying “I Told You So!”
The “No Entry” sign was in fact the truth and an act of love!
When God says “No Entry” don’t you think you better listen up? Sure, if you have any brains, but the great tragedy of our time is that huge amounts of people fly right past the warning signs on their way to hell. A huge number of Christians will see the same warning signs on their way to heaven and the loss of eternal reward!
The world’s child, born of Adam, “saved” by Barabbas, loved by demons...Hell’s human, is on the last stretch!
Proverbs 4:14 “Do not enter by the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil. Do not travel on its path. Turn around, away from it.”
John 14:29 “Now, I have told you, beforeit comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.”
In this edition I want to deal with two areas of “I told you so.” Firstly it is on the worldly front - the agenda of the world system to cut away from God. The second is on a deeply personal basis.
These things are vital, revealing, alerting, informing. They are announcing to you what to do. They are shining God’s spotlight on you, me and the world.
The world system:
Psalm 2:1-3 “Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and take counsel against the Lord and His anointed saying, ‘Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.”
“Bonds and cords” in the verse above speaks of the secure attachment we as believers have to the word of God and the virtues and values we are thus connected with. This is why the nations hate us, and why they “rage against the counsel of the Lord, and His family.”
Most of the unsaved don’t really reject Yeshua. They reject the fact that He is the judge and jury of their lives and the whole world. They reject the Lion, not the Lamb, and of course they reject the sacrificed and risen Lamb.
The world wants you! It wants you to think like and be like them. The elite thinking of the world wants a centralist control system. It must get rid of national sovereignty in favour of transnational federal or central control. A one-world centralist government for all nations is their end goal.
Globalism has one major common desire and that is to be amoral. To them, religion is fine if it supports their agendas.
If you won’t accept their thinking and agenda, they’ll force it on you. The danger in all of this is in not knowing what’s going on behind the scenes of the world system.
It begins with your kids and their education. National patriotism has become an enemy. The international child is now one who offers allegiance not to the state anymore, but to the greater world-agenda, which really is Satan in disguise.
Isaiah 8:10-11 “Take counsel together (nations), but it will come to nothing; speak the word, but it will not stand, for God is with us. The Lord spoke to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people.”
The Globalist Agenda:
The unbeliever is in a world of variables. He is trying to create his own god and truth, which in the end is a lie. This is why the new artificial intelligence, is such a fast growing danger. Artificial intelligence of all forms is stone dead. It is amoral.
Beware of Artificial Intelligence (AI) it is devoid of values, virtues, conscience, morality and everything of God. It is Satan’s masterpiece.
In effect it is a god of their own making – motivated by Satan.
The chief agenda of globalism is to throw out holiness and invite in sin, wickedness and evil. It is to get rid of God and welcome Satan onto the stage, disguised and in camouflage of course. They want an amoral world, but there is no such thing. There is only an immoral world.
They can’t throw out religion, but they can change it to suit their agenda.
The globalist agenda is a new one-world government, in defiance of the end of Babylon. But it also must have a one world religion because so many people are religious. Christianity will fit in with the one-world religion, and is doing so already, but it is a different Christianity of another Yeshua. It is Christianity without the cross. It is the exclusive cross of Messiah which saves, purifies and makes one truly holy, and gives new power to be even more holy.
Proverbs 28:4 “If you forsake the ways of God, you will praise the wicked.”
Their agenda involves using the mass-media as their chief agent, including social media and the entertainment world.
It affects world economics, education, and science, technology, government, military, health, law, business and religion.
Their end game is what is important. It is to create a global state of totalitarian control, by a very small group of people and eventually – one person.
World, let me tell you; mercy is here, but judgement follows if you refuse. The love of God is here, but it comes through a terrible instrument of death called the cross!
The world is not getting better:
If God is trying to make the world a better place, He is failing!
What He is doing is rescuing people out of the world, which He Himself has doomed. He is saving them into a new and perfect, glorious kingdom.
If you think God is saving the world, because that’s what you’ve been taught, and He starts shaking it and destroying it, what will that do to your faith? The Bible shows exactly this in a few places. We see people turn on God and curse and blaspheme Him in the tribulation period, because of His judgements, rather than repent. (Revelation 16:9-11)
The world has to save the world. They have no one else to save it! So who is the world’s saviour since they reject ours? It is their front-runners in all things. Believe in yourself, trust in yourself – you can do it.
The world can’t get rid of sin and can’t create righteousness. The world has no saving power through the cross and can’t manufacture it.
The world can never save itself because the world has no one to die for it and take away its sin. The world’s saviour is Barabbas, the god of democracy, wishful thinking and ultimately the devil himself!
The root of the world’s great problem is every encroaching and intensifying sin which they can’t get rid of. It can’t create holiness.
So the world talks sin away, re-names and re-identifies it, but it’s still there. The world re-defines holiness, calling what is evil - good. In that respect, the world’s agenda works for them, but they will soon meet face to face with God at the Great White Throne Judgement and be told: “I told you so!”
That’s what you call being doomed!
Psalm 146:3 “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man (human) in whom there is no help.”
Bible prophecy is a reproach to the world.
To the world, Bible prophecy has a “no entry” sign on it! But it also has the great “I told you so” sign at its end! Bible prophecy sweeps in on the wings of great destruction for the world and its sin and wickedness.
What a terrible thing to try your hardest all your life to be good and you finally end up good. But you thought an evil thought once, long ago, and that was reckoned by God to be sin. Sorryyy – you’ve just flunked the heaven-entrance test!
Didn’t you know you have to be 100% perfect always to make it into heaven? Only our Lord met that requirement and offers it to everyone - free! But only if you accept it!
By the way, Christianity can’t save you. Only the cross and shed blood of Messiah saves. If you strip out the cross, you have a religion just like all others – doomed!
End-time Bible prophecy is a distraction to all churches with their own worldly agendas.
Yes, if you cast down the truth – you will praise the wicked. (Proverbs 24:4) But here is the same principle in another powerful verse:
Hosea 4:1-3 “There is no mercy or truth or knowledge of God in the land...therefore they break all restraint and the land will mourn...”
Only the truth can set you free. The light of truth shows that people are not free, but in prison, and then shines on the pathway out. But be careful out there, don’t wait! The shackles of imprisonment are becoming huge, strong and increasingly impenetrable.
Demon invasions are increasing on almost every front! Knowing what’s coming and how to deal with it, gives you peace of mind.
On a personal level:
Genesis 3:4 -5 “The serpent said to the woman, ‘You shall not surely die, for God knows that in the day you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.’”
How many people do you know who believe God would never send anyone to hell? How many do you know who think they know all there is to know? The above verse will be one of the great “I told you so” verses when many stand before God in judgement!
“Rend your hearts” is the title of the bronze sculpture above. That speaks of setting your heart after our Lord, and it also speaks of repentance and brokenness before Him.
Today, far too many Christians have no idea what the Bible says, or how to use it and apply it. They want to be strong in the Lord, but they are food for slaughter, because they won’t obey our Lord.
Isaiah 36:5 “You speak of having counsel and strength for war; but they are vain words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against Me?”
Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchmen stay awake in vain.”
Philippians 3:18 “I now tell you weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah...who set their minds on earthly things.”
These people in the verse above are “Christians.” They are not enemies of Yeshua, but of the cross!
I recall getting ready for many long journeys into the wilds, where there is no infrastructure. It took quite some time to get everything together, including extra fuel strapped to the roof of my Landy (RIP). Yet today, most people are unprepared for their journey into eternity.
Acts 20:31 “Watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” (That’s a powerful “I told you so” verse!)
Ephesians 5:6-7 “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Do not be partakers with them.”
God is jealous for you. (2 Corinthians 11:2-3) He wants His best for you! He does not want to share you with His enemy.
Colossians 2:8 (Amp) “See to it that no one carries you off as a spoil or makes you captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism, and vain deceit, following human traditions and men’s ideas of the material world and crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding the teachings of the Messiah.”
1 John 4:4-6 “You are of God and have overcome them because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. They are of the world, therefore they speak as of the world and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; by this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
1 John 5:4 “Whoever is born of God overcomes the world.”
Take stock of where you are in the Lord, with thanksgiving. It’s always good to sit back and give thanks for your salvation and your own personal experience of it. Don’t just take things for granted. Give thanks regularly in your prayer for the future glory that is laid up for you.
“Set your mind on things above and not of this earth!” (Colossians 3:2)
You see, there is an invisible hand at work trying to point us in the wrong direction. Sometimes going off the wrong way, just wastes valuable time, but sometimes it leads into a dangerous trap with far reaching consequences.
Did you know that every sin, error, false belief, of man is warned against in the Bible? This is so in all instances and in every single case, there is no exception! God has every legitimate and legal right to say “I told you so” when you stand before Him.
Being wrong is fine if you then be right!
Repentance clears the slate, but you need to know what you need to repent for. Yes all sin is removed through the cross, but repentance has many other powerful side-effects like producing humility, opening the door for more of God and the like.
Are you ready for life’s greatest journey? You’re going to go, ready or not! You can’t come back.
Death is a great divider, separator and question asker for those still here.
Revelation 19:7-9 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready...Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!”
Some “No Entry” signs:
You can’t go down the “No Entry” road with God and not end in trouble!
●Living without a conscious revelation of the cross, and no required repentance.
●Living without the full revelation of the Spirit of God and His operation in the gifts.
●All lifestyles involving sin, including general worldliness.
●All false doctrine, false prophecy and lack of Bible study.
●We are all one in God’s eyes. A loving God would never send anyone to hell.
●All forms of replacement theology.
●Everything to do with the Revelation 12 sign, Nibiru / Planet X. It is all coming back!
In all cases it’s just like our title verse says – “No Entry, turn around and go back”, but tragically in some cases its very much a case of running into curses and you can’t turn back without deliverance.
At the end of life: “I told you so” – God!
Job 20:5-7 “The triumphing of the wicked is short and the joy of the hypocrite just for a moment. His haughtiness mounts up to the heavens and his head reaches to the clouds, yet he will perish forever like his own refuse.” (I told you so – God!)
Job 8:13-14 “So are the paths of all who forget God; and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish, whose confidence shall be cut off, like those who trust in a spiders web.” (I told you so – God!)
Psalm 78:32-33 “The wrath of God came against them...In spite of this they still sinned and did not believe in His wondrous works. Therefore their days were consumed in futility and their years in fear.” (I told you so – God!)
Here are a few of the words and descriptions of hell in the Bible: Fire and brimstone, furnace, judgment by fire, fiery oven, lake of fire, eternal punishment, pits of darkness, burning wind, unquenchable fire, smoke of torment forever and ever, eternal destruction, blazing furnace, weeping and gnashing of teeth, chains of darkness.
At the end of life: “I told you so – well done!” – God!
Our title verse at the top says “I have told you so, before it comes to pass, that you might believe.”
God’s wonderful grace has told us beforehand! There is no excuse. Many will recognise that and act accordingly.
“Well done, good and faithful servant.” That will be the word of God addressed to many as they stand before Him. Many will have taken heed of the “no entry” signs in their lives, and stored up for themselves many positive “I told you so’s!”
Great reward is coming to many believers. That’s an eternally positive “I told you so!”
Proverbs 4:18 “The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.”
Please note that in the verse above we see “shining brightness” getting brighter and brighter as the coming of the Lord nears. Let that be your desire, will and reality.
Is your life getting brighter every day? That doesn’t mean there won’t be problems! It means you will be getting brighter and brighter in whatever state you are. It also means that your coming reward state will be proportionately “bright.” Wait and see!
Repentance, humility and the fear of the Lord changes God’s tune from “I told you so” in the negative, to “I told you so” in the positive!
The righteous acts of the saints make up the bright, fine linen with which we will be clothed at the marriage supper, and forever.
I took these pictures in the beautiful desert called Makgadikgadi in Botswana.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 393: November 28th 2017.
Prophetic Pitfalls and Promises:
From the mouth of God to the heart of man!
The problems come along in that transfer from God to man. God is not confused, and if we hear His voice correctly, we will transfer it to our hearts correctly and also to others.
There is absolutely no chance that the devil will not try to interfere with and confuse Bible prophecy in these days of his fast approaching demise, or, for that matter, your own growth in Messiah.
Bible prophecy can be the most exciting, nourishing and encouraging thing ever, but it can also be a mine field if the laws are not applied correctly.
In fact, in these days if you ignore Bible prophecy, or are ignorant of it, you are like a ship without a rudder, in a huge approaching storm, with rocks ahead.
Simple rules in dealing with Bible prophecy:
●Know your Bible backwards. ●No novices allowed in prophetic ministries. ●Keep things in dispensational context. ●Don’t try to make it say what you want it too. ●If the simple face-value meaning makes sense, seek no other. ●Prophecy will not contradict other verses or doctrine. ●Keep Israel in its biblical place. ●God’s word only comes to life for the humble, broken and cross-bearing seekers. ●Know the enemy well, his tactics, and ways, and stand solidly against him. ●Know the news and what’s going on especially in the Middle East. ●Know the failed predictions and why they failed. ●Immediately reject anyone who says “God told me, it’s 100% for sure,” and the like, when their predictions fail. ●Be careful of receiving prophetic interpretation from people who always get duped!
The prophet’s test:
There are numerous verses dealing with this, which I’ve dealt with many times, but here is another amazing truth.
The test of the modern prophet or watchman is accuracy. How many things has he said that came to pass? How many failed predictions has he been responsible for?
1 Samuel 3:19 “So, Samuel grew and the Lord was with him, and let none of his words fall to the ground! And all Israel knew that Samuel had been established as a prophet of the Lord.”
The verse above is truly profound and so relevant for today! Samuel was establish and recognised as a prophet because his words came to pass!!!!! Do you see how this verse applies to today? He had no failed prophecies because the Lord was in them! If they fail – the Lord is not in them!
Another sure test of a prophet / watchman is seen in how accurately he deals with the word of God. Does he twist or incorrectly apply it?
Here is a serious warning:
2 Peter 3:16 “Paul has written to you in the epistles of these things. Some are hard to understand, which those who are untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the rest of the scriptures.”
The danger of “confirmations:”
God often gives confirmation of His word – not always! Bear in mind that Satan also gives confirmation of a false word or prophecy to hoodwink believers.
Be careful of putting undue emphasis on confirmations, but don’t reject them all.
The message of 1Kings 22:5-13 is incredible indeed: Jehoshaphat inquired of the prophets of Baal if he should go to battle. Four hundred of them said – yes. But he had a check in his heart so he called on the prophet of God – one man, who said no!
Satan’s four hundred were a powerful confirmation, but all wrong! One man, God’s man, was right!
The number of deceived confirmations in agreement with you matters nothing. Learn that lesson fast! Do not follow the masses. A general rule of thumb is that the masses are wrong.
The greatest confirmation is the still small voice in your heart, as long as it lines up with the word. Being led by “confirmations” will get you into trouble.
Very often, people who seek confirmations are manipulators.
But don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Godly confirmations are of God!
False prophecy or failed predictions create doubt, discouragement and then disinterest in the subject. They destroy hope and turn people off. When your guard is down you are in danger. For this very reason, failed rapture predictions endanger many, especially new believers.
On the positive side of things, failed rapture predictions and prophecies identify who to beware of, and warn you not to trust them.
Extra biblical sources may have some validity sometimes, but be very careful. I can’t tell you how many times I heard teachers say that the constellation alignment of the computer program, Stellarium, was in the Bible. It was not!
It was presented as a “great sign” found in the Bible! It was a great lie. I’m not saying there was no constellation alignment; I’m saying there was no prophetic significance or connection at all.
Prophesy is not presumption!
Often great weight or emphasis is placed on non-Bible sources or extra-biblical signs.
Christian “prophets” with a YouTube ministry (and others) convince the gullible, time and time again to receive and follow their good-sounding errors.
The “God told me”, brigade and “its 100% for sure,” crowd were all 100% wrong and caused great confusion, discouragement and a host of problems for the body of Messiah.
I believe in a soon-coming pre-tribulation rapture. I will always watch for the signs of it coming, but I will also always watch for the word of the devil thrown in to the mix.
What for me has become infuriating is all the many, numerous date sets for Nibiru / Planet X to strike and destroy the earth. Again, it is all deception, and dangerous delusion, in this case, carrying a curse to its believers.
Here is one of the verses used by these deceived Nibiru deceivers:
Numbers 24:17 “I see Him, (Messiah), but not now: I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all the sons of the tumult. Edom shall be a possession; Seir also, his enemies, shall be a possession, while Israel does valiantly. Out of Jacob, One shall have dominion, and destroy the remains of the city.”
This in no way speaks of Nibiru / Planet X striking the earth. It speaks of our Messiah, Yeshua arising out of the Jewish people! Talk about getting it wrong!
If you lay two railway lines and they are not parallel, further down the line the separation will grow wider and wider. You need to go back to the start and get it right there.
Many giant delusions throughout church history have been built on one flawed doctrine or verse application after another, making the foundation flawed - and anything built upon it.
Lions, white horses, a donkey, a sword and a bow:
Deception is one of the major characteristics of the end-times, of which the Bible warns repeatedly.
Satan is referred to as a “lion seeking whom he may devour.”(1 Peter 5:8) Our Lord is referred to as the “Lion of the tribe of Judah, coming to devour and destroy” the world in the tribulation period. (Revelation 5:5) Both of these lions, eternally different, come to devour!
The Bible speaks of two white horses charging onto the world stage in the end-times. You don’t want to get these two mixed up!
Revelation 6:2 “I looked and behold a white horse. And he who sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”
In the verse above we see Satan (antichrist) riding onto the stage with a bow but no arrow. That’s the giveaway! He is a deceiver. His main end-time power lies in deception. He will get the masses to receive him. “He deceives the whole world.” (Revelation 12:9)
Now, we come to the true white horse rider. But firstly, He comes to Jerusalem on a donkey. The donkey is a type of the cross. It’s the donkey before the white horse. The white horse rider, who is the antichrist, has no donkey experience. He has no cross and no salvation. He only has deception as his weapon.
Now, well after the events of the cross, we see our Lord flying out of heaven at the Second Coming to complete the job.
Revelation 19:11 “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and Him who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.”
By the way, the worldwide spread of the gospel is also seen as a white horse.
The powers of light and dark:
2 Corinthians 11:14 “Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light...”
Satan is a deceiver. His “light” is in fact dark light. It is spiritual darkness masquerading as light. It is “light” without truth!
So we have a white horse rider with no cross, and light without truth for the end-time drama.
Romans 1:20-21 “Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things nature has made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so they are without excuse...They did not glorify Him as God...and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
People in darkness fall over obstacles because they can’t be seen! In spiritual darkness you can’t even see the deceptions that you are falling over!
Bear in mind that God never annoints error and those peddling biblical errors. - Never!
Revelation 13:13 “He (Satan) performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast...” Behold, I have told you before.
It is people in the dark that have no truth or understanding of it. In spiritual darkness, you will accept the devil and his ways. It will look and sound reasonable and right.
John 8:43-44 “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desire of your father you want to do...There is no truth in him.”
Tragically, most people of the unsaved world love the darkness, because they love evil, which is the fruit of Satan’s darkness.
John 3:19-20 “This is the condemnation, that light came into the world and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. Everyone practising evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
Truth stands forever:
Today, the thoughts, aspirations and dictates of modern man are a growing satanic onslaught on the church. Many churches are even supporting it. Because their error has a white-washed veneer of truth, they legitimise it all.
In the next edition I will share with you some amazing things about the fast growing globalist agenda and its concerted attacks on truth.
I often go back and re-read old books that I read in the 70s and 80s. Some like the books of Charles Finney were written 250 years ago. Some like Watchman Nee’s “Love Not the World” and others of AW Tozer and Derek Prince were written many decades ago and yet they are more appropriate for today than ever before! The truths they contain cut deeply, but also nourish and encourage.
The world is dark and getting darker fast. Many are lost and stumbling around looking for truth.
The Bible will be forever true. Man’s Spirit-less presumptions and assumptions are variable!
Do not trust what the modern world has to say. Do not trust what much (not all) of the modern church has to say. Do not even trust yourself to run your life.
Proverbs 28:26 “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks in (godly) wisdom will be delivered.”
Jeremiah 17:5-9 “Cursed is the man who trusts in man...The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind...”
Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them.”
Recent prophetic pitfalls:
Joel 2:30-32 “I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord...For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance...”
So what are these signs in the sky and when do they appear?
The verses above reveal clearly that they are signs relating to Israel, Jerusalem and the end of the tribulation period. The next few verses continue the same theme:
Joel 3:15-16 “The sun and moon and will grow dark and the stars will diminish their brightness. The Lord also will roar from Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake. The Lord will be a shelter for His people and the strength of the children of Israel.”
Do you see what the sign is? It is the sun, moon and stars growing dark before the Second Advent. And that word “before” does not mean now in the church age! It is not natural occurrences of constellation alignments!
Now let’s have a look at a prophetic abomination:
Isaiah 66:8-10 “Who has heard of such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she gave birth to her children...Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her, all you who love her.”
The above verse is one of the central, key verses used by the Revelation 12 signers to “prove” that the church is this child, to be born again in the future, in one day – the rapture! This is perhaps the worst bit of exegesis I have ever encountered.
The parallel verses destroy their doctrine! Here it is:
Isaiah 26:17-18 “As a woman with child is in pain and cries out in her pangs, when she draws near the time of her delivery, so have we (Israel) been in Your sight, O Lord. We have been with child, we have been in pain; we have as it were, brought forth wind; we have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen.”
Please note that if this is a reference to the church, it is in fact saying that the church has been a failure. No sir- it is applying to Israel, the nation born in a day. She has been a failure in not recognising her Messiah and taking that good news to the world. But we know that Israel will soon see her Messiah and be saved, as indicated in the rest of these verses and in numerous others.
But, please note that these great errors all have consequences for Israel and the Jews and their coming salvation.
Don’t tell a Jew that Isaiah 66:8 does not refer to the birth of Israel as a nation! In fact this verse and other parallel verses refer to the coming salvation of the Jews as well.
●April 2018 sees the 70-year celebrations of Israel’s birth in a day. Spectacular celebrations are being planned, centred around that verse!
The great tragedy is that many Christians, including some of you reading this now have slapped Israel in the face. You have said these verses are not for Israel they are speaking of the coming “new birth” of the church. – Garbage!
Don’t mess with or change the term “new-birth.” There are many verses that you have to change if you do.
You have interfered with the birth of Israel as a nation and their coming birth and salvation. You have not repented. You have set yourselves up to fall into the pitfall of more prophetic errors.
You are developing a most dangerous new form of replacement theology, knowingly or not.
The purpose of prophecy:
●It is to reveal Messiah and His plans, purposes and will.
●It is to shed light on the road ahead for the church, Israel, and the Jews.
●It is to shed light on the attacks and obstacles.
●It is to present grave warnings to all concerned.
●It is to light the path ahead, where to go and where not to go, and grow well and truly.
You know the adage: “You can’t keep a good man down!” Well, that is true for all Bible prophecy. So you might as well just yield to it!
It’s actually very easy to put together a few verses of scripture and make them say what you want them to, while they are not saying that at all and get others to follow you.
There are certain Christians who are immune to falling for false prophecies and big errors. It is those in tune with the Spirit of God! Deception, especially from within the church doesn’t come from people deliberately trying to deceive. It is that they are themselves deceived in the first place.
In the middle of all the turmoil stands the truth and the true believer rooted securely in a godly foundation, like a pillar in the temple and like a bright light on a dark hill.
I wish I could stress just how important it is in these days specifically to know your Bible backwards and to have a humble heart in the fear of God.
Here is one of the great prophetic promises for you:
2 Peter 1:19 (Amp) “We have the prophetic word made firmer still. Pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal, squalid, dark place, until the day breaks through the gloom and the Morning Star arises in your hearts.”
There are always two main ingredients to growth in Messiah. It is your heart - soft and broken before God. And it is your head – full of the knowledge of God.
Brokenness is a powerful thing. It let’s God’s light and truth in. You must not be soft and broken before the devil. You must keep his dark light out!
John 14:29 “Now, I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.”
Matthew 24:25 “See I have told you beforehand.” (Warnings about false prophets)
●If you are with our Lord you will be gathering with Him and His church, if not you are a counterfeit and your main fruit is scattering and causing division.
I took the background picture in the “Wolwedans” (dancing wolves) area of the Namib Desert and inserted the highly endangered Black Rhino painting done by yours truly (my old style.) If you would like to see more pictures of this incredible area and the beautiful game lodge, click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 392: November 21st 2017.
When should you leave a church?
This edition is addressed to believers in churches, to believer’s not in regular churches and to those who receive from YouTube and Internet ministries.
It’s not my business to tell anyone to leave a ministry /church or not. It’s really between you and our Lord. There are some churches that you should never set foot in! But there are a great many in which you can grow well and correctly.
Bear in mind that we are in a unique time in which the Spirit of God is being poured out more and more, enlightening many churches who were not right with God. Many are changing fast and that’s great news. So, our Lord may want you right there to be part of the awakening.
At the same time some churches are growing darker and more dangerous. You must wait on the Lord and move when and if He wants you to move.
If you are a believer not in a local institutional church, and receive from YouTube or other internet based ministries, much the same applies to you.
If you do leave a church, do it correctly and not out of pride or bitterness. There may be situations where you need to run fast from a church and shake the dust from you as you go!
This edition is about some of the pointers you may want to consider.
At the end of the day, it’s not about institutional, organised churches, although they play a part. It’s about the kingdom of God and your personal growth in Messiah in that eternal kingdom.
If you are not growing and moving forward in our Lord, it will have eternal consequences for you. Your reward state is an eternal state. We will all shine as differently as the stars, forever.
The model church / ministry:
The biggest issue within any ministry is its doctrine and application thereof.
It is all revealed in two verses of scripture! Every doctrine of the new covenant fits in here:
Hebrews 6:1-2 “Let us go on to perfection in the elementary doctrine of Messiah: Repentance from dead works, faith towards God, the doctrine of baptisms (plural), of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgement.”
Of course the model church is one that is primarily led by, and actively influenced by the Spirit of God, making it other-worldly, supernatural, and of the kingdom of God.
The Bible reveals clearly that there will be two types of churches in the end days.
One will be a spirit-less, man-made institution, following the dictates of modern man, full of dead doctrine, relevant to the present evil world. It will be full of demons, counterfeits and frauds. It will become a huge world-church.
The second is revealed as a church of victory and glory, with an open door before it, watching, awake, having the “key of David”, loving and keeping God’s entire word, overcoming the world. It is like a “pillar in the temple”. (Revelation 3:7-13) It will be small in number.
The “key of David,” above, refers to a pro-Israel church assisting the Jews. (Isaiah 22:21-22)
Questions for the modern church:
What benchmark, measure or standard are you using for your growth in Messiah?
Are you arrested by the truth, seeking it, and its safety, cleanliness, purity and holiness?
The word “truth” appears 235 times in the Bible. The intensity or frequency of the usage of “truth” increases dramatically in relation to end-time events. Bible warnings against deception increase just as dramatically for these end-times.
The main ingredient for peace of mind and inner rest as you move forward is truth. It is as our Lord gives you His truth to own, internalise and make a part of you, that you endure through to victory and beat discouragement.
Isaiah 30:15 “In returning (repentance) and rest you shall be saved. Quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”
I am constantly amazed at the wisdom of the Bible!
Can your church see dangerous error and approaching deception? Do you know it?
The only way you can know error is by knowing the truth. It is your benchmark. But the catch is; you cannot know the truth while not in the light of God’s revelation.
Psalm 43:3 “Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me...”
Psalm 119:105 “Your word (truth) is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Is your church moving forward? Evil is! Is your church a light shining more brightly as the Day approaches? Is your church being swallowed by the deepening darkness?
Is your church a witness to this world? Are you a living testimony and witness to the world and in fact to other believers too?
The original Greek word for “Witness” is the same as the word for “Martyr” It is Strong’s G3144 “Martyrus.” That puts a more severe and serious emphasis on witnessing! (Thanks Rabbi Jonathan Cahn for that.)
Is your church persecuted for its stand on many issues, especially moral, in these days? Are you persecuted for your walk in the Lord? If not, you really are one of Satan’s good friends.
►The world doesn’t really mind “Jesus”. Their Jesus is the one whom they can control and make say what they want Him to say, and silence what they don’t want. If they can put their words in His mouth – He’s okay then, He’s on their side!
You are powerful when you are separate, clean, in the light and truth!
Without being well founded and established in all truth, you will not be able to resist the end-time onslaught of error. You have no internal resistance. Your internal weapons of defence have spiritual leprosy!
Does your church modify the truth? Do you change verses to suit yourself? It’s a funny thing that churches that lose the most members over time are those that change and modify the truth or miss-apply it. Studies have been done to show that a church that stands against sin and error is unpopular with the masses, but they endure!
The need of watchmen in the church today:
Because of the specific threats and dangers spelt out in the Bible for the end-time church, it goes without saying that it needs specific, called and equipped watchmen.
The office of the end-time watchman is a calling. It involves watching relating to the full prophetic word of present and future events. It also involves watching for false watchers and failed predictors, and warning against them. It involves listening to many hours of other peoples teachings.
It involves knowing exactly where the church is today and what dangers and threats lie ahead.
It involves a deep sensitivity to the Spirit of our Lord and the use of the revelatory gifts of the Spirit. It involves not being a chicken. It involves speaking rebuke and correction. Please bear in mind that it is always the unrepentant who will not receive correction.
The entire end-time scenario is likened to a dark night in numerous verses.
Isaiah 21:11“Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?”
Excuse me for sharing this personal experience, but it’s always so powerfully vivid for me.
I’m a wildlife freak, a conservationist, a nature lover and tree-hugger. I’ve spent a great deal of time working with endangered species and in some of the great and wonderful wild places of Southern Africa. (In the days when I was mobile)
Many times I’ve slept under the stars on one of the thousands of large islands in the 15,000sq.km Okavango Delta. We always kept a fire going through the night to keep the wildlife away. It worked most times! But the amazing thing is that as soon as the night arrives, so do millions of new sounds, new nocturnal beasts and new dangers hidden in the dark.
In the daytime you can see a lion coming. At night you hear it breathing, but you can’t see it. You shine the torch around and suddenly it picks up wide, staring, glowing, fiery lion-eyes in the mist of its breath!
Beautiful sounding, spectacularly coloured little frogs come out to play – so poisonous that just a touch can kill you!
We would divide the night up and one person would sit night-watch for that section of time to keep the fire going and make coffee for the next watchman, while you went to peaceful sleep with lions roaring in the darkness. We would always hear elephant tummies rumbling, but we couldn’t see them.
Sometimes there were just two of us and sometimes I was alone. Night-watch was always a most intense and thrilling time!
The point is that the church today, needs to have a watchman on duty 24 /7! The coming night will bring its own new dangers.
Today, many churches have no watchmen and especially no one on night-watch!
Some churches and YouTube ministries have watchmen repeatedly looking in the wrong places and then proclaiming that to the world! In fact they are a dangerous curse on the body, leaving it wide open to attack, while they ride their dead hobby-horses.
My friends, this ministry, The Prophetic Scroll is not designed to take the place of any church and most churches need not feel threatened. But if you are not getting your fill, please feel free to return here as often as you wish. I will always be watching – and not just for dangerous wildlife.
Special needs in the church today:
Today many Christians are falling apart. Many have the characteristics of a floppy doll! They get knocked flat by every wind of doctrine. They live in a spiritually superficial world with no backbone. They get hit by the stresses and strains of the world.
Is your church able to effectively counsel shipwrecked, stressed out believers?
These editions should make up the backbone of all Christian counselling, but even more so for today. They are radically different to secular psychology and counselling, which mostly compounds people’s problems.
Your journey to maturity:
Do you know that you are in a race to the finish line, and it’s very near? Are you ready for the final sprint to the finish line? The final sprint comes after the long haul of endurance.
Today we are in a spiritually shallow world of instant everything. But Christian maturity does not come that way – deception does!
Today many churches and ministries are influenced and led by the mass-media. It’s their job to desensitise you to sin and evil. Only the Spirit of the living God in your heart can alert you to that and re-sensitise you.
Too many churches today are creators of their own truth, and their own “Jesus.” They have no vision of holiness. The result is an unholy church.
You may have heard about the unforgivable sin, but closely related is the irresistible sin. It is: “I can do it my way.” This was the sin of Nimrod, and Babylon. God commands us to come out of the world and be separate from it. It is only as you come out of the world, that you can go in to deeper maturity.
The irresistible sin is humanism in a nutshell. It involves using the Bible – the dead letter of the Bible, with no revelation.
The irresistible sin will make you ineffective, and impotent. You will not mature in the Lord. You will remain an obnoxious, spiritual brat!
We as true believers live in two worlds. The world we see is dark and getting darker. As true born-again believers in our Lord, most of us are very eager to get out of this crazy doomed world into our new glorious bodies and abodes.
We are often criticised for being “doom-merchants.” Of course the Bible is full of doom for the unsaved world.
But why are the unsaved critical of us for that? It’s simply because they have only one world. They can’t see the kingdom of God. They can only see, touch and experience their own world and we proclaim their one and only world – doomed...as God does!
We long for the doom for the world of darkness, because we know who its god is, and what its destiny is, and because our new world of truth, purity, holiness, glory and majesty will soon be the one and only true, real world.
We long for the doom of this present world system, so that our new universe of eternal, absolute peace and glory will come. The unsaved can’t see our kingdom of light. They have eyes attuned to see the darkness.
Job 24:13 “There are those who rebel against the light; they do not know its ways nor abide in its paths.”
Witchcraft and idolatry in the church:
Many churches are full of idols of illegitimate worship, idols of materialism, nature, money, philosophies, politics, science, technology, humanism, sport, occult worship and even various spiritual doctrines.
Galatians 3:1 “O you foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Yeshua the Messiah was clearly portrayed among you as crucified.”
The bewitching power spoken of above is that of legalism. It shows clearly that a witchcraft spirit can and does work in the church. Note that its first objective is to lead you from the truth. Note that this spirit obscures the cross. It blinds you to the power of the cross.
Isaiah 45:16 “They who are makers of idols shall be ashamed and also be disgraced - all of them; they shall go in confusion together.”
Note that confusion is a fruit of idolatry.
Any church that does not centre on the cross of Calvary and your own cross-bearing is a dangerous place to be. It will be full of the “irresistible sin and blind to truth.
Isaiah 59:13-14 “In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart, falsehood...Truth is fallen in the street.”
There’s a very good method of knowing if you are growing in our Lord. What do you do or where do you go when you are alone and when no one is looking? The Bibles says: “When they were alone they went to their own company.”
Do you retreat into the everlasting arms of our Saviour, or do you turn to the devil and his crowd?
Dangerous churches and ministries:
These would be churches where the Spirit of God is absent. You need to leave.
These churches and ministries will be characterised by half-truths, wrongly applied and some huge end-time false doctrines like replacement theology. This dangerous doctrine is currently morphing into new doctrines, some which began to emerge from the Revelation 12 sign (deception) teachers.
I’m not going to get into this now, because I will soon do something new on this new deadly form of replacement theology.
But all churches without a heart for what God is doing now in Israel are to be avoided, or at least put on notice.
Many other false spirits and doctrines will be found in these spirit-less churches.
The Jezebel spirit will be evident.
Incredibly, there is a growing group of churches and YouTube ministries teaching that the earth is flat!!! Get out of them fast – run, run away. Some of these are amongst the Revelation 12 signers.
Some believe and teach that Nibiru is coming.
Seriously solemn service:
We are in seriously important service to our great King and Lord. This is not a little churchy game!
The effects of our entire Christian lives are monumental forever!
Repentance wipes the slate clean with God. The blood of the Lamb removes all sin eternally, but what it doesn’t do is fill your book of works with works you never did. There will be regret in heaven for all that we should have done and didn’t.
I’m in no way speaking of works for salvation, but after salvation, done through the leading of the Spirit.
Many will have an eternal reward state contained in a wafer-thin book of works – forever, that should have been full.
Many people will get to heaven, wonderfully saved, and then see our Lord open their book of works for their rewards and it will be a book with one blank page!
These are most important, vital issues – more important than you could ever imagine. Don’t waste your life on things with no eternal value. You can’t go back and do life again!
If you seek to be right with man and that man is wrong – Oops! But If you seek to be right with God, and man is right or wrong – you are right and safe!
Be careful who you submit to and be even more careful what you allow to get deep into your being.
You are safe with the cross of Messiah deeply imbedded in your very foundation. If that has broken you – praise the Lord.
Unbroken people minister and share God, the devil, the world, the kingdom, the church, paganism, purity, and dirt in a giant hodgepodge of mixture – essentially all nullified in power.
The kingdom is sin-free. It is everything that has gone through and been cleansed by the cross of Calvary. Those characteristics should be evident and growing in you.
We should be living in inner peace, joy and rest, yet so many are living in stress and torment. It is sin that creates stress! It is everything of the unredeemed kingdom of the world that causes all modern man’s problems.
Is your vision a kingdom vision of wonderful eternal glory, soon to come?
The best church is the one that teaches you to know our Lord more deeply and how to follow Him.
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves, (cross) but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
You do need to consider leaving a church if it is obstructing your growth. Don’t leave the people though – they are family!
Do what you need to do to grow in the Lord.
The Fish Eagle grabbing a fish is a painting I did some time ago. I’ve merged it into a photograph I took of the Augrabies Falls in flood.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 391: November 14th 2017.
Temple Stones – Amazing Signs!
When we look into the history of Babylon and Jerusalem, we see some amazing things that are in fact signs for this generation. There will be no tribulation period start and no rapture until some of these things are at least in sight. Recent signs in the sky are a pure detraction, and a waste of time. All the pieces of the jigsaw must be in place together for anyone to proclaim the rapture or tribulation start.
Babylon – the world:
Up to the time of the tower of Babel there was one universal language. Part of the destruction of Babel (and Babylon), involved the confusing and mixing of language into many, so that the people could not work together, to reach God - man’s way.
The Greek form of the word “Babylon” in the New Covenant means “The gate of God” or the “crossing point to God.” In Hebrew the word Babel means “confusion or mixing together.”
In pagan belief systems, The Tower of Babel was seen as a transfer point between dimensions. It was the place of crossing-over into the heavenly dimension of stars and constellations.
Nimrod was the king of Babylon. He had a bloodline type that represented 666. He is also associated with the number 13, which is the number of rebellion. Nimrod’s symbol was a cross with a loop at the top, known as the “anck”, meaning “The symbol of life and fertility.” Yet he was death personified.
Nimrod had another well-known occult –inspired symbol. It was “X”.
In pagan belief, Nimrod was born on the 25th December – the “Sabbath of Babylon!”
Nimrod was referred to as the king of kings and lord of lords in the Egyptian “Book of the dead.” He was the ruler of a one-world empire system. He was the founder of the modern banking system. He was known as the “ruler of the world”.
To be a king you must have a city and a tower. The two together identify characteristics of the people of that city.
Nimrod defiantly went against God by saying, “We will build a tower, whose top will reach heaven, and we will make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the earth,...” (Genesis 11:4) It was Lucifer who said “I will ascend to the throne of God.”
The people defied God again and said, “We will not be scattered.”
The name “Nimrod” originates from the Akkadian people who according to occult legend, embarked from the planet Nibiru when it visited the earth long ago. Nimrod was closely identified with the god Marduk, the god of Nibiru, and the constellations!
His name means “Rebellion.” Nimrod was known for his ongoing rebellion to God.
Nimrod’s name carries a much more serious meaning: It means the “right to rebel”, or the “right of revolution”. It is the right and duty of these people to rebel against God. It carries the idea of corporate rebellion.
The one thing that identifies end-time Babylon is corporate rebellion to God and rejection of His word and ways.
►The spirit of end-time Babylon is the spirit of antichrist and will always rebel against God’s ways.
The spirit of Babylon lives on in the world-system today. The spirits of Nimrod and other key figures continue today.
Jeremiah 50 & 51 describes the total destruction of end-time Babylon, never to rise again.
Jeremiah 50:39 “The wild desert beasts shall dwell there...it (Babylon) shall be inhabited no more – forever, nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.”
Today there are many who teach that end-time Babylon is literal Babylon, in Iraq which will be rebuilt fulfilling the end-time prophesies of “Babylon the Great.”
If end-time “Babylon the Great” is to be a massive literal city of world commerce, industry and politics, built in Iraq, first you must get rid of Islam, then you need to wait 50 years or so for a city of that significance to be built. And then of course, real “Babylon the Great” – the world-system, gets off the hook of God’s judgement, because it will all fall on that city in Iraq.
You can’t fit all the end-time Babylon verses into one as yet un-built city in Iraq. They don’t fit.
“Babylon the Great” will arise very soon with a new supernatural power. It will be the entire world-system headed by the ancient gods, demons, and devils of old and the antichrist.
Some say Babylon has already been rebuilt.
No, Babylon has not been rebuilt! Saddam Hussein began rebuilding Babylon, but it was not on the original site. He gave up in 2004, and now what remains is a half built tourist centre the size of a shopping mall. – Look it up!
“Babylon the Great” of the end-times can only be the world-system, which would include the cities of the world like New York, Paris, Rome, London etc.
Its ultimate destruction will come about at the end of the tribulation period, as our Lord returns.
Jeremiah 51:8 “Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed...”
Jerusalem - Israel:
In the end days God will restore to Israel a pure language – Hebrew. But look what for:
Zephaniah 3:9 “I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.”
How amazing is that!
At the destruction of the tower of Babel God confused and divided the world into numerous languages, so that they could not work with one accord. Now, here we see the opposite.
God has brought the language of Hebrew out of obscurity for His end-time purpose which will include His people serving Him in one accord – His way! This is a reversal of Babel in a sense.
The Tower of Babel is called “The House of Nimrod” by the Hebrew Rabbis. How right they are! Babylon is the house of rebellion – the house of the antichrist.
The Rabbis believe that the opposite of the wilful rebellion of Babylon is seen in the building of the two Temples and the Third Temple soon to come in Jerusalem. That will be “God’s tower”, so they believe.
Bear in mind that Jerusalem means, “city of peace,” while Babylon means, “confusion”! Today the world of confusion wants to take over the city of peace! That’s also just what Satan wants for you personally – destruction of your peace with his confusion.
Mount Moriah is the spot on which the two previous temples were built and were destroyed. It is referred to by the Rabbis as “the centre of the world.” Today, the Western Wall is actually one of the foundation walls of the Second Temple and not the Temple itself, which was totally destroyed.
The meaning of Mount Moriah is, “heavenly light or vision”.
The Hebrew Sages teach that the Western Wall will never be destroyed. Yeshua said “Not one stone will be left standing upon another” applying that to the Temple itself and not the Western Wall which is the foundation.
Jerusalem has been destroyed and rebuilt nine times but the Western Wall remained. (Nine is the number of finality.)
When the last temple was destroyed, tradition maintains that all the gates of heaven were closed except the Gate of Tears. This is the “gate” or entrance to the “Wailing Wall,” another name for the Western Wall. Messiah Himself will open the Golden Gate further up the wall.
At the end of the Six Day War the cry went out with numerous shofar blasts from the Lion’s Gate, “The Temple Mount is in our hands.”
Isaiah 28:16 “Behold I lay in Zion a foundation stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation...”
Genesis 17:7-8 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I will give you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
The incredible “Pierced Stone.”
The greatest rock in the entire world lies under the covering of a golden Islamic Dome on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. It is hidden from the Jews. They are not allowed by Islamic law to look upon it. No Jew can see this pierced rock!
This is the “Rock” of the Dome of the Rock. It is the rock on which Abraham laid Isaac to sacrifice him. It is the rock of the centre of Eden and upon which God created Adam. It is the rock over which the two previous temples were built. In one corner is a piercing or hole right through the rock, giving it its name.
This pierced rock was also believed to be the spot where John the Baptist, spoke of “preparing the way for the Messiah.”
The Rabbis call this the “Foundation Stone of the World.” It is on the spot the Rabbis call “The centre of the world.”
It is the most important rock in the world, but it is under Islamic occupation – for now!
The great veil in the Holy of Holies in the Temple was torn from top to bottom, supernaturally, as our Messiah was pierced and died on the cross. That opened the view to and of Messiah. But the Jews rejected Him and the work of the cross, leading to a supernatural “veil” of spiritual blindness upon them and a new “veil” – the Dome over the pierced rock.
Very soon the Jews will see all the real treasures of Jerusalem. They will see their Messiah, the Jew of all Jews. He is now the Lion of the Tribe of the Jews! A roaring Lamb of compassion to many, and a fearsome Lion of wrath and destruction to others.
It is the “Jews who seek a sign”, says the Bible. Do you see what I see? Oh, what a sign indeed!
It’s not just the Third Temple that is coming to the Temple Mount, but real sight of the Jewish, pierced and risen Messiah – King of Kings.
God placed a spiritual veil of blindness on the Jews because of their rejection of the pierced Messiah. Islam has placed a physical “veil” (the Dome) over the pierced rock, also to the Jews. Does this mean that as the spiritual veil is lifted, the physical Dome will also be removed?
As the Temple veil was torn in a moment, so the covering of the pierced rock will be removed in a flash. It may be by an act of war, or earthquake or it may be by an act of agreement!
Today there is an incredible secret move afoot within the Jewish Sanhedrin to accept plans by Muslims to rebuild the Temple on this spot! We may even see some sort of supernatural event occurring, as the veil was torn supernaturally!
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your (Jerusalem) foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones, like chaff that passes away. It shall be in an instant, suddenly.”
Jeremiah 6:26 “O daughter of My people, clothe yourselves in sackcloth, and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, for the plunder will suddenly come upon us.” (The context is an attack from the north – Gog / Magog)
One thing you can bet on, is that the full revealing of the pierced stone will be a massive sign to the Jews of just who their Messiah is!
This is why the location of the Third Temple is so important. It must be right in the very spot where the Dome of the Rock now stands over that stone of great significance – the foundation stone of the world!
This pierced stone is called “The Foundation of the world” by the Hebrew sages. The cross of Calvary is the real, true foundation of the godly world and the kingdom to come. It is the only foundation stone of personal salvation.
Today there are many who teach that the Third Temple does not have to be built exactly where the Dome stands today. They are wrong. The Temple Institute already has plans drawn up for the new Temple. They say they are waiting for this one spot to become available! They will not build it anywhere else.
Let’s take these glorious analogies a step further. If a satanic, Islamic Dome is the covering obscuring the pierced stone, could we say that it is the spirit of antichrist hiding the identity of the real Messiah from the Jews? Yes, we can.
Can we also say that the soon coming unveiling of the antichrist, will also trick many into believing that he, the antichrist, is the Messiah? Again, yes we can.
Many Jews will go into the new Temple and look upon the pierced stone and see Yeshua, their Messiah in salvation. Tragically, many others will go into that new Temple and see only a dead, pierced stone! But they will also see antichrist disguised as the true Messiah.
“He was pierced for our iniquities.” (Isaiah 53:5)
The “piercing” in the stone is the entrance to a cavern below it known by Jews as the “Well of the Souls.” The Muslims believe it is the waiting area for souls awaiting Judgement Day and hell. This well, according the Hebrew Talmud, is believed to be the source of the River of Paradise.
The Jews who continue to refuse their Messiah will think the antichrist is their Messiah, but he will be Babylon’s un-pierced messiah, driven by the spirits of Nimrod, all the popes, Hitler, and all the new world order leaders, manifest in the final antichrist.
The Great Catastrophe:
The Balfour Declaration was published on 2nd November 1917 – one hundred years ago. It was the original support document in which Lord Balfour of the British Government paved the way for the establishment of a Jewish State in the land of Israel.
It was the foundation document for the State of Israel which was birthed in May 1948. This is the day the Palestinians call the “great catastrophe.”
The Declaration loved by the Jews and hated by the Palestinians, remains controversial today, for one stupid short-sighted reason. The world and their Palestinian puppets believe that Lord Balfour had no authority to give the land of Israel to the Jews, because it was not his to give!
They all made one giant devil-inspired mistake! The land is God’s and He has the authority to give it to the Jews through whichever agent He chose! He declared many times, even by eternal covenant that He would give the land to the Jews. So, if you remove God and His word from the equation, then, yes, Balfour was out of line!
In these days you have to make peace with God’s word and accept it...or make peace with Satan’s word and reject God’s!
God gave the land of Israel to the Jews and made eternal covenant promises to them for one very simple reason. He knew, in His foreknowledge that they would eventually obey Him, come to salvation, and go on to take salvation to the world.
It is Babylon – the world-system and its religion that hates that, simply because they hate God!
So, we have an ongoing “Great Catastrophe” in the eyes of Islam (and Babylon – the world.)
Their “Great Catastrophe” is God’s blessing to the world! “The Foundation Stone of the World,” lying at the “Centre of the World,” is our pierced Messiah and out of Him comes salvation for the world, and pure and holy resurrection life.
As an evil imposter, Satan himself will dwell upon that pierced rock calling himself God and deceiving half the world – but only for a very short season!
Talk about exciting times!
Psalm 95:3 “The Lord is a great God, and the great King above all gods!”
The soon coming great sign will be seen on the Temple Mount. It will be something that will facilitate and allow for the new temple to be built right there.
The new temple is required by prophecy to be there at the midway point in the tribulation period. A pre-tribulation rapture means that we may not see any construction taking place, but we are very likely to see the forerunners to it.
Until there is at least sight of the beginnings of the Temple, there can be no tribulation-start and therefore no pre-tribulation rapture. So a lot hinges on this.
These things may occur very quickly. In the previous edition, I outlined why we will see the plans being made for the antichrist to be revealed. That is a major sign to watch for.
My friends, the tribulation period will not start without the antichrist. The antichrist will not arrive while the restrainer (the Spirit indwelt church) is here.
The major signs to watch for are the plans for the coming of the antichrist and his peace covenant, and the coming of the new temple. At this point in time, these signs are not on the stage, but as said, they can occur quickly.
I warn you again – looking for signs in the sky, watching and then predicting the rapture and tribulation start without taking note of these signs, will get you into big trouble with God – watch and see...that lot is just awakening now to its satanic role.
I hope you see the futility, meaninglessness and senselessness in seeking and pursuing all sort of signs in the sky while all of these things are not in place.
Today there are too many self-appointed watchmen out there with eyes full of mud. They watch for meaningless signs, failing repeatedly. They are becoming more in number, and more dangerous!
You can’t simply apply what meanings you want to scripture. Most times it knocks on to other verses or doctrines.
As said many times of late, I believe we are on the verge of great and exciting new things. Many churches and ministries will go with the prophetic flow in a new found unity...its coming. But be careful, great deception travels that highway too.
A soft, humble, broken heart before God and His word, and a hard, impenetrable heart to error, false doctrine and deception, will get you a real long way in the kingdom.
“Rock of ages, cleft for me! Let me hide myself in Thee”.
I took these pictures in KwaZulu/Natal. The background is a fever-tree forest. I took the zebra picture nearby and merged them all.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!