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Edition 366: May 31th 2017.
The effects of the rapture:
The effects of the rapture:
This edition is for all true believers, but also for the scoffer, sceptic, sneerer, cynic, heretic, doubter, denouncer, atheist, agnostic, apostate and average garden variety unbeliever. We can add to the list, pagan Christmas and Easter celebrator, idolater and religious modern free-thinker.
Have you all got a big surprise coming!
What is the rapture?
Plain and simply, the rapture is the instant metamorphosis and translation of true born-again Christians, in a blinding flash to meet our Lord. It is the completion of our salvation as seen in the glorification of the body, incorporating the dead and living in Messiah.
The rapture decisively ends the church age or dispensation, suddenly, and sees the immediate beginning of the next dispensation, the seventieth week of Daniel, also called the time of Jacob’s trouble, or the tribulation period.
Who goes in the rapture?
All those truly born-again of the Spirit of God, through the work of the cross of Calvary and the shed blood of Messiah will be taken. There is a widely held belief (and controversy) that this is narrowed down to only believers who are in fellowship with our Lord at the time.
I’m not getting into that debate, except to say – why chance it? Live right with our Lord now!
Jews who are saved through the new-birth now are part of the church and will be raptured.
But here is the big thing: Many who think they are saved are not, which can be seen in their fruits. At the end of the day, few will be saved in comparison to population numbers. This will still be a large amount of people. Again, don’t chance it – make sure of your salvation!
If you are not sure of your salvation, please read the section under the button “Salvation.”
Those who are not saved will have an opportunity to be “saved” and become part of the group known as tribulation saints, but they will not be part of the church as such, or the rapture.
Those who think they are saved and are not:
Beware; the great enemy of the church is the false church, the harlot church – the bride of antichrist. This is a false, cross-less church full of Babylonian idolatry and paganism. (Revelation 17:1-6)
All religion, including Christianity without the cross is apostate, false and counterfeit. It is all based on law and works as opposed to faith and grace. It all has a fateful satanic future.
The only thing preventing Islam, Judaism and apostate Christianity from coming together into a new-world, one-world religion is the cross of Calvary. Remove it and “bang,” they will all come together into a great monster, well received and worshiped by the world, – and end in hell!
In the last number of years there has been a systematic denial of the major doctrines of truth in the Bible, by much of the modern church. This new church has re-characterised itself completely! The consequences are Satan, marching unrestricted and unrestrained into those churches, well camouflaged.
Much of the modern church has changed from a living body into a dead religion.
The tribulation period will come upon the whole world suddenly, and a huge amount of professing Christians will be left to go through this time of unprecedented disaster.
The truly saved will be delivered.
This amazing word “deliver” in the verse below, is not the usual word used. It has a glorious meaning indeed!
►1 Thessalonians 1:10 “He delivers us from the wrath to come”.
In the original, “the wrath” has the definite article in front of it, meaning a specific time period. This is a clear reference to the tribulation period. The word “delivers” used here is similar to the rapture word – “harpazo”, meaning to snatch away by force.
This Greek word “deliver,” is Strong’s G 4506, “Rhyomai” meaning: “To rush to draw close to oneself in rescue.”
Isn’t that just incredible – what insight we get into God’s word when we look below the surface!
So, our Lord will very soon rush to rescue us, drawing us near to Himself in the rapture, just before the tribulation begins.
Major effects of the rapture:
The first and perhaps foremost effect of the rapture on the world will be disbelief and then shock. Fear, panic, sorrow and regret will follow. Anger and jealousy will also result.
The world will suddenly realise that God has ignored their good works. The emotion of hatred for God will encompass many as they realise that God has treated them as strangers and left them behind.
People will suddenly realise that the Bible is true. People will suddenly believe in Noah’s Ark!
People will know, but forget quickly that they are the reason for God’s soon coming judgement. As in the days of Noah, God, in His mercy gave the world 120 years to repent. He warned them for over a century and they ignored all the warnings!
Today many have been warning the world, over and over again as well.
The rapture is the great and powerful demonstration of God the supreme judge. It will show and prove that God distinguishes clearly between the saved and the unsaved.
The rapture will be the biggest proof ever that God judges the unredeemed in their sin! If you, like the atheists, and the counterfeit churches don’t like the idea that God judges sin, then you must be happy in your world of sin, evil, wickedness, terror, cruelty, murder, theft, hatred. You must shut up and stop complaining.
The soon-coming annihilation of all sin and evil is good – very good.
Of course, what you can do is just deny God, and His word, which identifies sin. Then you can rename it or deny sin. The only problem with that is you can’t do it because all sin still has a terrible undeniable stench to it!
You can’t come against God’s word! You will only be coming against yourself and injuring yourself beyond measure, eternally and irreversibly!
All the so-called Christian supporters of homosexuality and other Bible-defined sins, you will be going through the tribulation, because that may be proof you are not saved. I’m not talking about people who fall into sin and come out through repentance. I’m talking about those who actually support the sin, contrary to God’s word.
By the way, if you support homosexuality, I suggest you read Romans chapter one!
Fear and confusion:
Fear and panic amongst the left-behind will be a worldwide psychological reaction to the rapture. Confusion will reign supreme as many search everywhere for answers. Satan is the “god of confusion”!
Fear behaves irrationally. The tribulation period will be a time of chaos and irrationality!
Many people, especially the religious, will begin to cry out to God and try to bargain with Him. They will say: “But God, I am basically good, look at all the good I’ve done, God.” “My church taught me to be good, and I was.”
Many will turn on their left-behind church leaders, pastors, bishops, and ministers with a vengeance – and rightly so! They taught them to be good, but not how to be truly born-again.
Many will turn on the mass-media with a vengeance for their removal of God from society and sanctioning of sin and evil!
Many others will begin a fervent search for any records and all material on the rapture that born-again believers had given them in the past. They will want to know why they have been left-behind. They will suddenly try to make right with God, but it will all be too late.
As the fear, panic and confusion dissipates, many, perhaps the majority of people in the world, will begin to accept it, and will believe that everything will be okay and peace will abound in the world. That will be an idea soon shocked to death!
My friends, sorrow, can have good results, but it can also confirm your ride to hell.
2 Corinthians 7:10 “Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted, but the sorrow of the world produces death.”
Many will never believe:
The tragedy is that many people will never believe no matter what. Even if they see great signs and wonders that are real and true, they won’t believe.
Luke 16:26-31 “There is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot...And he said, ‘No father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will not repent. If they did not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’”
Many will be fooled by lying signs and wonders and miracles. The devil himself will be producing plenty of them and some spectacular ones too.
Many people in the tribulation will turn against the living God with hatred and blasphemy. In one sense they are acknowledging God! How insanely stupid can you be to curse the living God? How insanely stupid can you be to set yourself up as His judge, when He is judging you and the world? (Revelation 16:11, 13:6)
The tribulation period is coming suddenly upon the world – ready or not!
Isaiah 47:11 “...Desolation shall fall upon you suddenly, which you shall not know.”
Sudden: Strong’s H 6597, “Pithown” meaning: In an instant, straightaway, surprisingly, shockingly.
The effects of the rapture on the Jews:
Today there’s a growing number of Jews who are being saved, but the majority are still not. Their salvation en-masse lies ahead, in the deep darkness of the tribulation period.
The reason for this is not because God has chosen for them to go through the tribulation, but because God knows, in His foreknowledge that they will only turn to Him and recognise their Jewish Messiah, Yeshua then.
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you (the Jews) and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.”
Isaiah 62:12 “They shall call them, (the Jews) the Holy People, the redeemed of the Lord, and you shall be called “Sought Out, a City Not Forsaken.”
The deeper the darkness – the brighter a light shines. “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament forever and ever”. (Daniel 12:3)
This wonderful verse below is speaking of the “light” of Bible prophecy, but it applies perfectly to us as believers as well.
2 Peter 1:19 “We have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”
A surprising, greatly overlooked proof of a pre-tribulation rapture is seen in the numerous verses speaking prophetically of the mission of the Jews in the tribulation period. They are the ones who deliver the message of salvation to the Gentile world at that time.
They, and not the church, whose job this was, are now exclusively, God’s evangelists. So where is the church? You guessed right – in heaven.
So many times, people who have not been diligent in their Bible study, but diligent in traditional church attendance, come to a place of really wanting to move forward with our Lord. They get suddenly “born” into this fullness of the word of God.
They now see with new eyes, and they see the Zionist, Hebraic expression of the full truth.
They wonder how there could be so much in the Bible and in the heart of God about the glorious future of the Jews. They often can’t believe just how much they have been hoodwinked by their church!
Many times people in this “new” discovery are like new-born babes with a new toy. It’s like a new-birth all over again!
The torment and terror of the tribulation period will be in the physical and natural realms as the earth convulses and shakes. It will be in the socio-political realms as devils and demons take over. It will be in the spiritual realms and will result in the worst psychological deterioration of mankind known to man.
People will be given to hopelessness, fear and uncertainty. Many will try to commit suicide, but “death will flee from them.” (Revelation 9:6)
Terror will be experienced by those who believed they were Christians, but only professed belief, instead of being born-again into God’s family.
What a terrible tragedy to realise that you have been led astray, deceived and deluded all your life by the mass-media and its god – Satan, and wolves in the pulpit influenced by that same evil god.
What is salvation, what is your life?
Imagine some drunken bum in the gutter, frustrated with life, at last coming into salvation by the new-birth. He gets saved right there in the gutter. As he staggers to stand up, he falls over and gets run over by a bus. Would he be saved and go in the rapture as one of the “dead in Messiah?”
Yes he would. He will receive no rewards for the things he did as a believer, because he was only a believer for five minutes, but at the point of salvation, he was born a new creation spiritually. He became 100% perfect in spirit at that time. His mind and body did not change at the point of salvation, but will on the completion of his salvation at the rapture.
Now consider that on the other side of the road watching our drunken friend getting run over, stands a Christian-seminary lecturer, well educated, and well dressed, well-spoken, well respected, and highly intellectual. He is a professing Christian but not born-again.
He is full of self will, worldly ways and hidden sin, like all of them. He crosses the road in the opposite direction, so as not to get involved. But he trips and gets run over by a bus coming the other way.
Would he go in the rapture of the dead in Messiah? No sir – he won’t. He will go to the great supper of the dead at the end of the tribulation where he himself will be “vulture food.” (Revelation 19:17-18) His end will be hell.
I wonder what he would think if he could see our saved gutter-bum in heaven?
You see, the academic intellectual believes he is good and cleaver and if there is a God, He will smile down on him, while scorning, as he casts the drunken bum into hell. That’s what you call a giant eternal Oops!
Have you sat down and considered and weighed up what your life actually is and what it means? Have you used the available power of God through the cross of Calvary to radically transform every area of your life?
My friends, in terms of time, eternity is pretty long and yet what we do in this brief, passing “vapour” determines not only our salvation, but our eternal reward-state and position in our Lord’s kingdom. (James 4:14, 1 Corinthians 3:12)
But there is hope:
Those left behind at the rapture will experience the worst time of their lives and the worst time of the world, but there is hope. They will still have a chance to become believers in our Lord and become part of the great company of “tribulation saints.”
Many of these will be killed in the tribulation. In fact, one of the effects of the rapture will be hatred for God and His people in the tribulation, by some.
I think that people will welcome death in that time!
This group will consist of Jews and Gentiles, but will not become part of the church itself. They will be saved to go into the Millennium, to serve God’s purposes there and then.
They will get longevity in perfect health for the Millennium, while the church will have already received perfect, glorious, resurrection bodies at the rapture.
Those who miss the rapture still have a chance at going into the Millennium and missing hell.
At the very end of the Millennium there will be a grand reuniting of all things in God, and the final manifestation of all that hell is.
So, if you miss the rapture, don’t get angry with God – turn to Him. We may all still spend eternity together.
Rejection of our Lord in the tribulation period seals your fate forever and makes you a child, born of God for His purpose, but given over to the devil for eternity by none other than yourself.
Every single human being will be affected in the tribulation period. The major effects of the tribulation will be the psychological effects of the dramatic realisation that God, His word and His Spirit are all right and they were all wrong.
The effects will be shattering as people are suddenly confronted with their sin and evil, and the judgement of God upon it all. People will suddenly know that holiness God’s way, through the cross, was the only way to go and they chose to go their own way.
In a certain sense, the tribulation period is the love of God in action. It rids the world of sin and evil.
But, you don’t need to remain an enemy of God, trapped in your fallen ways through the unredeemed blood of Adam in your veins. You can choose the glorious salvation of our Lord offered free right now through the pure blood of Messiah shed for you.
To find out more on salvation, what it is and what it isn’t, and what you must do, click the “Salvation” button at top right of this website.
I took these pictures some time ago in the wilds of South Africa. The Baobab tree is called “The communion tree” because many years ago Cecil Rhodes and his army had communion here on their way to make war. The White Rhino is under siege with a horror war underway against it, by savage, psychopathic hunters and poachers.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 365: May 23th 2017.
Today, May 23rd is Jerusalem Day. It is the day commemorating the return of Jerusalem to Israel after the Six-Day War in 1967. It is also called Re-unification Day. This day is part of the prophesied restoration of all of Israel and the return of the Jews to the land. It’s all linked and tied together in the will and plan of God for the close of the age.
Before the replacement theology crowd start barking at me again, let me explain: The true born-again believer, Jew and Gentile has no need of a city, a building or any physical place, including Rome, and its abdominal Vatican.
Hebrews 13:14 “For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.”
Our Messiah Himself is our perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, and He resides in our hearts and not in buildings.
But there most certainly is a prophetic aspect to Jerusalem that we dare not ignore or play down. It is the centre-stage of the entire end-time prophetic reality.
But let’s first discuss the Trump visit to the Middle East and what it means now.
The Trump visit to the Middle East:
The grand stage continues to be set – fast!
President Trump’s first stop was Saudi Arabia, the home of the Sunni Muslims. They are the eternal enemies of the Shia Muslims centred in Iran. Obama supported the Shia. So Trump has turned that on its head. But more than a conciliatory meeting and speech, the enmity between Iran and the Saudi’s has been revived.
Trump has demonstrated his ignorance of true biblical Christianity by claiming that all three of the monotheistic religions worship the same God. Hogwash, Mr. President!
But there are much deeper issues involved here, which are unfolding. I will share much more on this as we go forward.
The Bible word “Sheba” is the name for current day Saudi Arabia. The word is Strong’s H 7614, “Sheba,” meaning; “seven” or an “oath.”
Ezekiel 38:13-15 “Sheba (Saudi Arabia), Dedan (Yemen), the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions (Commonwealth nations headed by US) will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, silver and gold, livestock, goods and great plunder?’...Then you (Gog) will come from the far north, with many with you, a great company and a mighty army.”
These verses above are part of the well-known, familiar passage referring to what will no doubt be WW111, which is due very soon.
►Does the meaning of this word “Sheba,” show us anything? Is there some sort of “oath” coming maybe for “seven” years that would involve the Sunni Muslims? Or is the message that this historic Middle East trip began in Sheba (Saudi Arabia), and it marks the beginning of the process leading to the coming “seven year / oath”?
What is amazing is that right up until the end of the Obama rule; Saudi Arabia was not really seen as an ally of the US. How quickly things have changed!
Another possible effect of this provides a way for the Trump-led US to deconstruct Obama’s nuclear “death to Israel” deal with Iran, and pave the way for military action against Iran, with the Saudi’s as an ally. Of course it could also inspire Iran to move much more quickly in its stated objective of eliminating Israel.
The peace deal:
Trump met Abbas in Bethlehem to discuss peace with Israel. Nothing of substance emerged from the meeting, or did it? Actually, it was a key meeting of great importance. It was the first time that Abbas declared his willingness to pursue peace with Israel.
Trump has offered to facilitate further meetings, all leading to a big, and new final peace signing deal. The whole world is being primed to receive and accept the peace deal that will in reality be a war-deal and a deal with the devil!
I’m not suggesting that Trump, Abbas, Netanyahu or anyone else that we know is the coming antichrist. We just don’t know that yet. I suspect it will be someone else, soon to hit the headlines.
So, we don’t have dates yet or details, but the process is now underway, with all sides being willing partners (for now anyway.) Daniel 9:27 is well on the way!
As a result of the Trump Middle East visit:
●We see preparations for Sheba and Dedan (Saudi Arabia and Yemen) to enter the great war of Gog and Magog on the side of Israel and her allies including the US.
●We see the Daniel 9:27 peace covenant beginning to emerge.
●We will see further identifying aspects of Francis, the false prophet arising.
Jerusalem Day 23rd May:
2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
This is a most important day! It is the mark of 50 years since Jerusalem was reunited with Israel and restored to the Jews. In 1967 Jerusalem was reclaimed in the Six-Day War. In the first week of June that year, the Jews marched into the old city.
The all important Temple Mount was also restored to Jewish control then. The Temple Mount is under the sovereign control and ownership of the State of Israel, but in an attempt to appease the Muslim Arabs, supervision of the Temple Mount was given to the Wakf, the Muslim body in charge of religious sites.
Hindsight has shown how wrong that was.
The day after the coming Feast of Pentecost, the Jerusalem Sanhedrin will reinstate a Temple ceremony which defines and establishes the borders of Jerusalem. This rite was last performed by Nehemiah in the sixth century BC. After the borders are designated and marked, the Thanksgiving of Nehemiah will be re-enacted. (BIN 9th May)
2017 less 1967 is 50! This is the number of Jubilee! So this Jerusalem Day is being seen as much more significant than others because it is Jerusalem’s modern Jubilee.
Is this now all leading to the end of the “times of the Gentiles?” The answer is yes.
Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled. (Luke 21:24)
This marks the major start of the salvation of God to the Jews.
Some Jerusalem facts:
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 (Israel) be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she gave birth to her children...rejoice and be glad O Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you who love her...”
The verses above link the rebirth of Israel in 1948 and Jerusalem. The rebirth and restoration are required - for the rebirth and restoration of the Jews to our Lord.
The name “Jerusalem” appears 806 times in the Bible. (Zero times in the Quran!) It was established 4000 years ago.
Our Lord was falsely accused, arrested, tried and executed in Jerusalem and even betrayed. The world today does the same.
He rose from the dead in Jerusalem and ascended to heaven from Jerusalem. He will soon return again to Jerusalem. The world can do nothing about that!
●Jerusalem is where the church was born at Pentecost – a new dispensation.
●Jerusalem is called “The city of peace.” (Revealed in its name.)
●Jerusalem is called “The city of the great King.” (Matthew 5:35)
●Jerusalem is called “The holy city.” (Isaiah 52:1; 66:20)
●Jerusalem is called “The city of our God.” (Psalm 48:1)
●Jerusalem has been “chosen by God.” (2 Chronicles 6:6)
●Jerusalem (and Israel) is the city for which our Lord is “jealous.” (Zechariah 1:14)
●Jerusalem is the city over which our Lord wept. (Luke 19:41)
●Jerusalem is the city that will be defended by our Lord. (Zechariah 14:11-12)
First and last kings:
The first and last kings of Jerusalem are one and the same! The first king of Salem, 4000 years ago was Melchizedek . He was a type of Messiah. Some believe he was actually a pre-incarnate Messiah.
Abraham went to Mount Moriah to offer his son Isaac to the Lord. This was also some 4000 years ago. This mount was where the two previous Temples stood. The last King of Jerusalem will be none other than Yeshua Himself.
He will return to earth at the spot where He left, the Mount of Olives overlooking the Temple Mount. He will enter the Old City through the Golden Gate, bricked up for many centuries awaiting the Lord.
This was where our Lord began His work of revealing His plan of salvation to the world. This was where the great work of redemption as seen in the cross of Calvary occurred and it will be the headquarters of His final work with man.
No wonder Satan has chosen Jerusalem for his evil works. It’s simply because God has chosen the city and placed His name there.
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you’!
No wonder all the nations of the earth will be gathered against Jerusalem in battle, in the final days of the tribulation period.
Jerusalem saw the manifestation of salvation for the world and will see the manifestation of Satan in the form of the antichrist. Jerusalem will see both the biggest victory of God and the greatest failure and defeat of Satan and his followers ever.
My own experience:
I have mentioned this before, but for me it is profound. I recall walking the dusty streets of Jerusalem, lined with stone buildings. I recall sitting on the Mount of Olives looking over old Jerusalem and being struck, not so much by the physical place, but by the fact that our Messiah would soon be right there again.
I was moved by a constant feeling of Déjà vu, a sort of recognition and identity, but also a feeling of ominous, impending disaster just on the horizon!
For me it was a strange, apocalyptic and wonderful experience. In a way, I could almost see it all unfolding already.
I knew deep inside why this place is so important and why it will be a place of such massive contention in the near future. Looking over Jerusalem, I knew why the Psalmist says to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Looking over Jerusalem, I knew that I would personally have a lot more to do with it in the future. That has turned out to be this publication itself and its many wonderful results.
The atmosphere of Jerusalem is as dead as the dust for those with no spiritual eyes, and electric and alive to those with prophetic eyes!
In a certain sense, there is so much with eternal consequences and eternity attached, that comes right out of Jerusalem, and will again soon, in the run up to our Messiah’s return to this city.
Our Lord looked over the city with prophetic eyes and wept, because of what He could see and what He knew was coming.
In many ways, Jerusalem encapsulates the whole world. It is a microcosm of the world, as it rejects God’s will. The nations of the world did not recognise neither the King of the Universe, nor His will and plan for Israel and Jerusalem, “Therefore He hid these things from their eyes!”
Today, almost the entire world has the significance of Jerusalem hidden to them. They have been blinded by God in their pride and presumption. (Matthew 11:25)
Jerusalem was trodden down by the Gentiles, including numerous Gentile empires, and evil Catholic popes. But the word of prophecy has a sting in its tail for all the devil’s disciples. “Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles, UNTIL...”
Interestingly, the Bible predicts that our Lord will return to the Mount of Olives, from which He ascended. It says, “His feet shall stand upon the Mount...” Just a short distance in front of the Mount will be the rebuilt temple, now with Satan standing in it!
They (Jews) will “look upon the one whom they pierced” in Jerusalem, and the Spirit of grace and supplication will pour out upon them.
Jeremiah 3:17 “At that time (when Israel returns) Jerusalem shall be called the Throne of the Lord, and all the nations shall be gathered to it...they shall walk no more after the stubbornness of their evil heart.”
Isaiah 33:20 “Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet habitation.”
Isaiah 62:6-7 “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and until He makes Jerusalem a praise in all the earth.”
Psalm 122:6-7 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.”
Critical, exciting times:
What is coming now with Jerusalem will enrage many nations. It will all cause great conflict. It will be the cause of many individual people to be shattered and others to be thankful to our Lord.
Many will now be confronted with great insecurity. They will begin to fall apart! Their stress levels will go through the roof in an instant producing heavy depression.
They will be given to hopelessness, fear and uncertainty. Many will arise in anger and hostility.
What we will see now is conflict between Satan and God break out like never before. It will manifest in nations and people. At the same time these very issues will be the cause of many turning to our Lord for salvation.
We will see the veil of spiritual blindness upon the Jews to their Jewish Messiah being removed more and more.
These are exciting times.
One thing we need to bear in mind is that Jerusalem in the tribulation period will be a city of purity and holiness.
The constant attacks on Jerusalem by the Palestinians, the UN and churches of replacement theology will come to a sudden and bitter end after the Second Coming.
Psalm 137:5-7 “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let My right hand forget her skill...Remember O Lord, against the sons of Edom, (Modern Palestinians) the day of Jerusalem, who said, ‘raze it, raze it, to its very foundation!’”
We can be sure that we are now right at the start of major changes. As goes Jerusalem, so goes the world!
This “Jerusalem Day” marks the start of transition. It will all speed up now.
Be careful of coming deception in relation to God’s plans for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews.
Can you in all sincerity say that you love our Lord – really? If so, do you love His plans revealed in His word?
The name of an evil king of Syria who came against the Jews, trying to stop them on their way to the Promised Land was Og. The name means “Baked in ashes!”
My friends, Jerusalem will soon be the place of great conflict - another Holocaust. God’s enemies will all be baked in ashes again! Don’t be one of them!
This is one of my lion pictures which I’ve blended into the image of the Golden Gate, Jerusalem. I’ve used gold leaf as well, and stuck the butterfly in to represent coming freedom.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 364: May 17th 2017.
Safe from delusion:
Safe from delusion:
Great deception and delusions are sweeping this world from top to bottom. It will intensify massively in the times ahead. Deception was the major sign our Lord warned against, which would be prevalent at His coming.
Right up front let me say that you are safe from deception and delusions if you know your Bible well under the leading and auspices of the Spirit of God, and if you use your spiritual gifts and weapons.
2 Timothy 3:13 “Evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Matthew 24:11-12 “...then many false prophets will arise and deceive many and because of lawlessness the love of many will grow cold.”
These are dangerous days. The verses above are a serious warning. End-time deceptions will lead to many becoming spiritual shipwrecks. Don’t be one of them!
This is a special unique time for this world. It is a time like never before, nor ever shall be. It has very specific conditions and severe warnings to go with it.
Matthew 24:4 (Signs of the end) “Take heed that no one deceives you. Verse 11 “Many false prophets will arise and deceive many.”
2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who are perishing because they did not receive the love of the truth that they may be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie.”
In this verse above, we see that “strong delusion” is coming on the wings of the coming antichrist. These delusions will be in the form of powerful, lying signs and wonders. We are now in the forerunner period.
Far too many people are undiscerning. They swallow any deceptions because they come dressed in religiosity.
But make no mistake, we have seen nothing yet. It’s going to become a plague, far worse.
Be very careful of the spiritually unprepared presuming to be in ministry. You will know them by their multitudes of errors, deceptions and “prophecies” that never come to pass.
I’m sure you know of people who are ignorant of the word and arrogant to the fact that they need to go back and study it before presenting it to others.
What deception is not:
Someone being wrong or mistaken due to a plain, simple unintentional error is not deception as such. It’s just being wrong and the cure is being right. Not one single human being ever came to salvation having everything right.
We grow in the Lord and His word and that’s the way it is.
But you must learn fast and become right with God in doctrine and in heart as soon as possible.
A heart and soul that is always pushing forward into the depths of God, is right and will be rewarded.
The depths of Satan and the deep things of God:
Shockingly, our Lord condemns the church of Thyatira (one of the seven). His rebuke is amazing!
Revelation 2:20 “They knew the depths of Satan...I will kill you with death.”
The “depths of Satan” here are the doctrines of Jezebel amongst others, which are controlling spirits. But imagine a church being accused by our Lord Himself of “knowing the depths of Satan!” This church is identified as the major orthodox churches like the Catholics, Anglicans etc.
Then contrast this with 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes the deep things of God.”
So, here the Bible lays out two all important, critical paths. You can follow the wolf in the pulpit into the “depths of Satan” or you can enter into the “deep things of God.” Guess which is the way to go?
A Christian may be known for being a good friend of the world and fitting in well with everything the world esteems highly. Or a Christian may be known for being a friend of the kingdom of God and everything it esteems highly. The former will prove you are a friend of devils and demons, while the latter identifies you as God’s own.
A half-baked, mixed gospel will produce a life mixed with the world and the kingdom. A good example is a foul-mouthed Christian. Poison has a nasty habit of spreading widely.
Today, too many people are not only a law unto themselves, but a god unto themselves. They are their own supreme being on the throne of their own lives, deciding for themselves what is right.
Identifying deception and the deceived:
2 Timothy 4:3-4 “The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables (Lit=myths).”
The word “fable” used here is Strong’s G3454 “Mythos” This is the origin of the word myth which means an untrue or false belief, widely held by many.
These characteristics below are just some of the main factors surrounding the deceived:
●They will not see the division between the kingdom of God and the world.
●They will adhere to the delusion that because the masses hold to their views, they are right.
●They will support the morals of the world specifically identified in homosexuality and LGBT’s.
●They will eagerly support or defend the belief that all religions are right with God.
●They will support involvement in the occult, fortune telling, clairvoyance and the like.
●They will have no interest in the diligent study of God’s word.
●They will have no or little interest in Bible prophecy and will scoff at it.
●They will reject correction by the word of God and men of God.
●They will have no inner peace or joy.
The great modern deceptions, delusions and curses:
●A great modern delusion created almost entirely by the mass-media is that Islam is a religion of peace, when in fact it is a merciless, dangerous death machine.
Have you ever wondered why the mass-media and liberal feminists never fight for the rights of Muslim women? It’s because they’re of the same spirit, just different manifestations of it!
●A great deception and delusion is replacement theology, which believes that God has finished with Israel and the Jews forever and the church has now replaced Israel. They believe that wherever you see an “Israel” verse, replace it with the church.
Those of replacement theology try to replace the root of our salvation. We are rooted in Israel! We are born of God and His line through Israel. We are rooted in the Olive tree and as Gentile believers, (the wild olive branch) we are grafted in. (Romans 11)
We are not the root.
Here’s a good way to think of it: The root is: God, growing through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Israel, Yeshua and the church. But God has not finished with Jacob / Israel.
You can always spot someone a mile off who knows he is grafted in and he is not the root!
●YouTube and other social media is becoming more of a minefield full of deception and grave delusions.
The Internet remains the best method of spreading the gospel far and wide, but beware; truth and error travel the same highway!
By the way, be careful of new doctrines presented as established truth. Be careful of the many “private interpretations” out there. “Private interpretation” is condemned in (1 Peter 1:20). Be careful of doctrines invented to support other doctrines of error. Be careful of presumption presented as doctrine, without solid scriptural backing.
●Be careful of the King James-only crowd. Those who believe that the King James Version is the only inspired Bible on earth are of a cult.
Classical cultic operation is to make your own law of something and then condemn anyone who doesn’t keep your law.
They are telling you that you can only use the King James to be right. They are saying that all who don’t use it are wrong, using a cursed version. They are cutting you off because you are not like them.
I am not suggesting that it’s wrong to use the King James Version, although I would not because of all its errors and it’s old English. I’m coming against those who say it’s the King James only.
●Be careful of minsters wearing dress that separates them from the laity. They are the modern Nicolaitans.
●Be careful of anything to do with Nibiru. It all originates in the occult. It finds its origin in an evil Babylonian mystery god.
The Babylonians believed that the Anunaki, a race of invisible creatures, disembarked from planet Nibiru when it visited the earth long ago. These evil creatures inhabited and possess various animals, some of which were believed to be mythological Egyptian gods and creatures.
Nibiru is a classic example of how blind Christians jump on any old blinded band wagon! – It is all cursed, with a far reaching end-time purpose, which I won’t get into now.
●Be careful of any ministry that avoids end-time or prophecy teaching. When you remove a doctrine it will always be replaced with another by the devil. They will fill the gap which will be way off.
Delusions, illusions, fallacies and figments of imagination are the order of the day. Deceptions of the devil and self-deceptions are the plagues of modern Christendom. Too many are mismanaging their spiritual lives with great carelessness, stumbling into a fool’s paradise, seduced by the smoke and mirrors of the occult. They become tempted by it, tricked and trapped.
My friends there are many unseen forces out there, which you have been given victory over, if you apply God’s provision.
Ultimately, you will be known by your victory in and over this world or your entrapment by it. You will be known by what you do, and what you let into your life, or by what you won’t do and what you keep out of your life. You need to do both – not just one!
The way to safety:
In these dangerous days, you need ears to hear the trumpets sounding warnings and be ready for warfare! You need to have spiritual eyes to see what others can’t see.
Keep your heart soft and broken before our Lord. Fear Him and take up your cross daily. Study to show yourself approved, pray fervently and seriously, use your spiritual weapons...and you will be safe!
If our Lord warned of the deceptions, obviously there is a way to avoid them and be safe.
Ignorance of an enemy attack is a sure way to be hit by it. Knowledge of the attack gives you the edge in defending against it.
Matthew 22:29 “You are mistaken not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.”
1 Corinthians 1:18-20 (Amp) “The message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition (hell), but to us who are being saved, it is the manifestation of the power of God. For it is written, I will baffle and render useless and destroy the learning of the learned and the philosophy of the philosophers and the cleverness of the clever and the discernment of the discerning , I will frustrate and nullify them and bring them to nothing. Where is the wise man – and the philosopher? Where is the scribe (journalist) – the scholar? Where is the investigator – the logician, the debater of this present age? Has not God shown up the nonsense and the folly of this world’s wisdom?”
My friends in these days we need the truth mixed with power! That truth is only found in the Bible and that power comes only one way – through the cross!
In this amazing discourse above we see the importance of receiving and knowing the word of God and rejecting the word of the world. Now let’s continue with an equally profound discourse on the condition of your heart to receive the word and keep the world out:
This is our Lord’s explanation of His own parable given earlier on the seed and the ground, which are the word and the heart of man.
Luke 8:12-15 (Where the seed fell): “Those by the wayside (hard ground) are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock (stony ground) are the ones who hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no roots, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. The ones who fell among thorns are those who when they have heard, go out and are choked with the cares, riches and pleasure of life, and bring forth no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who have heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.”
These verses above encapsulate the entire way to safety as we move forward in maturity. These verses are all about the condition of your heart. It is this condition that decides whether you will grow in Him or be deceived and fall away.
It is only a soft broken heart before our Lord that is safe from the weeds, thorns and storms of deceptions!
Think of your cross as the instrument to break up the hard ground of your life.
Satan’s greatest work is to keep you away from the cross of Calvary and your own cross.
Let the Lion of the tribe of Judah and not a little Lamb loose in your heart. After the Lion has done His severe work in you, the wrath of God will be forever far from you.
Don’t turn a deaf ear to the trumpet blasts of our Lord sounding even now. Don’t retreat into your own world of self-deception. Don’t think “I’m okay because I’m just like the others.”
Isaiah 66:4 “I will choose their delusions, and bring their fears upon them; because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke they did not hear; but they did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.”
God will not hear some:
God turns a deaf ear to some people. That may not be a popular democratic, equal rights belief, but regular readers know what I think of that!
Have you ever discussed and argued with someone who just can’t see the truth? You know how frustrating it can be! Some are blinded by God and the devil. Some have a dark cloud or veil over their lives and just can’t see.
In many cases I’ve found that some people, who have been in direct occult, satanic worship and practise, never get totally free. Some do for a while only. It’s best not to put that to the test!
John 9:31 ”God does not hear sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God and does His will, He hears him.”
Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.”
Proverbs 28:9 “One who turns away his ear from hearing the law (word), even his prayer shall be an abomination.”
Some encouragement in effectiveness:
At the end of the day, your effectiveness for our Lord is measured by the degree to which you are dead to self, the world and the demonic. Those who are deeply scarred with the imprints of the cross on their lives are most effective.
We were made in God’s image, but Satan interfered with that image and has changed far too many people into his image! Too many today have more in character with the image of the beast than the image of God!
Our journey to the cross does not end there. Beyond the cross is resurrection, which is where the power is. But the problem is that many leave the cross behind as they go forward. We are to take up our own cross daily as we move beyond the cross of Calvary in experience.
This is the way in which the lusts of the flesh, and sin is cleaned up as we go. If we leave our own cross behind, we will be saved by the cross of Messiah, but our motivations and desires will still be untouched and wrong.
We have both the resurrection power of God, and the cleansing work of our own cross-bearing to set us right with God in all areas.
But there is something even beyond resurrection in terms of our experience. It is seen in the ascension. This takes us into a wonderful place of experiencing the deep presence of God.
The same progressive journey is seen in the seven Feasts of the Lord which are grouped into three. These are Passover (the cross) to Pentecost (supernatural) and Tabernacles (dwelling in His presence.)
Many times, following and serving our Lord is a lonely, narrow walk. That’s right, it must be that way.
When the unbeliever realises that you are not like them, because you have someone else living inside of your heart – they will either want what you have, or they will hate you...and that’s the way it must be!
Our Lord was tempted in all things, but without sin. He overcame the temptation. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. There must be something powerful in that blood! That’s why the unbeliever and the superficial Christian, who doesn’t believe the Bible, can never overcome sin, deception or delusion.
When you go to bed at the end of your day, what thoughts cross your mind? Did your day count for God in any way? Did you fulfil His will for you in any way? If not, your day was a waste of time! Time is running out!
Little errors grow into big deceptions which grow into big delusions. Deal with them immediately...as soon as they are identified – don’t wait. Cut them down right at the root; don’t just pick the fruits off, because they will come back.
Be happily different. Don’t worry about or measure yourself against others, especially the world. You are deceived when you believe in becoming all things to all people!
Yes, great deceptions are all around, but great victory and great peace is right here for you.
Ephesians 2:14 “He Himself is our peace...”
I took these two pictures in the wilds of Namibia and mixed them for effect, representing dryness and death in the desert of this world...soon to end.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 363: May 10th 2017.
A message to all in authority:
A message to all in authority:
Ezekiel 3:17 “I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel, hear My word and give warning for Me.”
Today, many governments and their leaders and all their related bodies are heading for their greatest ever catastrophe and they’re largely blind to it. It is coming soon!
I’ve included the mass-media in the subject material because of their major influencing power.
These messages are for all leaders, in an office of authority. It can be applied right down to family structures as well. The principles are universal.
This is a warning to the leaders of the nations and churches and those in authority everywhere.
God’s new work:
Our Lord is doing a new work. It’s just starting to gather momentum. As in times past many stood in God’s way, trying to obstruct His plans as they were motivated by the powers of Satan.
Most amazingly, many in power, authority and leadership in the nations have learnt nothing at all from the past, and it’s all about to backfire on them again, with terrible consequences.
God’s new work is with Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. He is preparing to bring the Jews to their new Promised Land, which is salvation in Yeshua. The veil of their spiritual blindness is lifting.
This entire plan involves bringing the Jews back to their land and city – Jerusalem, first, in spiritual blindness, and then opening their eyes in these days.
Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”
This work of God also signals the soon coming of the rapture, and the tribulation period. This work also signals the soon coming of the great work in which the Jews will become the custodians of truth and the messengers of the cross of Yeshua, and the deliverers of salvation to the Gentile world!
In these few sentences above, I hope you see why this is such an important time and issue. It is in fact the culmination, the apex, the climax and the crown of the greatest drama of all the ages!
This is the fulfilment of the original plan of God with and for the Jews and the world, and it’s all prophesied exactly and succinctly in the Bible.
But, there is growing, great opposition to this new work!
The veracity of Bible prophecy:
It can be demonstrated that Bible prophecy given in the past and fulfilled in the past has a 100% fulfilment record. Historic Bible prophecy relating to these days is continuing to be fulfilled in the same manner – exactly.
The veracity of the Bible, and its relevance today, is being thrown out of society more and more. Its powerful words of prophecy for these days and beyond are largely unknown. All its wonderful, incredible benefits are being lost only to be replaced with the “benefits” of the fallen world, the demonic and Satan himself.
But the Bible, the words of God stand forever!
The mass media is a leading voice and authority in the world.
In many ways the mass-media is like an orchestra. It has an invisible conductor to keep it all consistent and in harmony. But it is the orchestra of hell, performing the music of the underworld!
The mass media are the disciples of Satan in this world. They are the voice of the world. They are the chief influencing force in the world. They have power to influence and affect the lives of all from the man in the street to the queen on the throne.
You must learn how to filter out what is of the devil in the media and the entertainment world.
Have a look at this shattering verse below, which speaks for itself:
Job 42:7 “...My wrath is aroused against you and your friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right as my servant Job has.”
In the story above, the people that did not speak right things about God were cursed with following failure. Job blew it also, but he spoke right and ended in great blessing.
The media is the chief speaker of things not right about God, concerning His plans and ways. This amazing verse has applications in so many other areas too!
Now, let’s continue with this theme:
Jeremiah 6:19 “Hear, O earth, behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words.”
Jeremiah 8:8-9 “How can you say, ‘we are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? ‘Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?’”
What a powerful verse (above)!
Matthew 7:29 “For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes (media).”
And now we see (below) the command to the people of God in relation to the ways of the world:
Exodus 23:1-2“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow the crowd to do evil...”
So, you think you can come against God!
Ezekiel 13:18 “Woe to the women who sew magic charms on their sleeves and hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of My people and keep yourselves alive?
You can’t negotiate with God on things that He has declared. His plan for the close of the age has been written and proclaimed and it will come to pass exactly.
In fact right now, as I write I see with my spiritual eye some who will have read these words, standing at the Great White Throne Judgement of God, being condemned to hell, because although they knew God, they rejected His word. (Romans 1:21)
I do know a number of people in high places of authority including two Presidents and Prime Ministers who are regular readers of this website. I know many military top-brass in various nations, including Israel are regular readers.
Will you read these things and ignore them, or not?
Let’s take a brief look at some in authority, who rejected the ways of God:
The Golan Heights example:
In the Bible the word for “Golan” is “Bashan.”
Numbers 21:33 speaks of the king of Bashan coming down to attack the children of Israel, just as they were to enter the Promised Land. God told Moses not to fear them because He had prepared the way for their utter defeat, with no one surviving. The children of Israel would then take control of Basham.
Interestingly, this king’s name was “Og,” which means “baked in ashes”
Do you see the modern application? As the Jews prepare to enter their Promised Land of salvation, their enemies gather to attack from the Golan Heights. Syria and her allies will be destroyed. This speaks of the Isaiah 17 destruction of Damascus, Syria and surroundings.
This is all powerful typology and points towards this war taking place before the Jews begin to be saved en masse, which could be another indicator of a pre-tribulation rapture.
The Gaza / Hamas example:
On the day of Israel’s celebration of independence a few days ago, the population reached 8.6 million, and growing fast. This is 43% of the world’s Jews. This was the day the terror organisation Hamas released to the world, its new charter.
It will not accept or recognise the state of Israel. It will continue the armed struggle against the Zionist State. They stated that “Every inch” of the land of Israel is the Palestinian homeland, with all of Jerusalem as the Palestinian Capital, defined by the 1967 borders. “All claims to Jerusalem by Israel are null and void.” Hamas rejects all previous peace efforts like the Oslo accord. In the new charter, Hamas continues to reject the Zionist states right to exist. The claim to the land of Israel is “our (Arabs) and Islam’s right.”
Hamas now calls on world leaders to join them in standing against the Zionist state. The only thing new is in the wording of the new charter is the claim that their enemy is not the Jews but the “Zionist entity”. Hamas says, “We will end the Zionist occupation for all Arabs and Islam. It is our right”
The new Hamas charter speaks of tolerance, co-existence, freedom and peace in one breath, and armed struggle against the Zionists in the next.
This new face on terror is cannon fodder for the mass media, which will “buy it” hook, line and sinker and poison the gullible world with their continued satanic garbage.
The word “Hamas” means “violence!”
This Charter has the same patterns of the great troubles Satan will launch against Israel soon.
The NOW example:
As I write, I see a news item coming across my screen saying: “Israeli ministers push for new legislation which will define Israel as the nation-state for Jews.” In other words - a Zionist State. At the same time the cursed UN group UNESCO, the EU and others are saying the opposite.
God declares the “end from the beginning!” That’s what Bible prophecy is. So let’s see what the Bible shows to be the end of Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews.
Zechariah 12:3 “It shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples and all who would heave it away, will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Zechariah 14:2-3 “For I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem...”
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you.”
Zechariah 8:8 “I will bring them (Jews) back, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be My people and I will be their God, in truth and righteousness.”
2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
1 Chronicles 23:25 “David said, ‘The Lord God of Israel has given rest to His people that they may dwell in Jerusalem forever.”
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
In these amazing verses above, do you see the importance prophetically of Jerusalem and Israel?
God’s reasons for destroying the end-time nations are clearly given, so no one has an excuse.
The coming Holocaust for the world:
The word “Holocaust” in Greek is “Holocaustum”, which means, “Fiery Sacrifice.”
Psalm 21:8-12 “Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth, and their descendants from among the sons of men. For they intended evil against You; they devised a plot that they were not able to perform. Therefore You will make them turn their backs; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string towards their faces.”
Isaiah 24:1-6 “Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and distorts its surface. It shall be; as with the people, so with the priest...The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty (proud) people of the earth languish. The earth is defiled under its inhabitants...they have broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth...therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few are left.”
There are hundreds of verses showing the destruction of the nations of the world in the soon-coming tribulation period. The Bible shows that nearly two thirds of the world’s population will be killed in that time.
God’s end-time Holocaust will be upon the nations who came against Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. It will be against all sin, evil and wickedness, and all the devil’s disciples.
The fiery Holocaust to come:
The Bible contains a well known story of a “fiery furnace”, that is “seven times hotter”! The story in Daniel of the three Jews thrown into the fiery furnace has many incredible types associated with it.
All the great leaders were summoned to worship the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar’s golden statue at the sound of the trumpets. This image of gold was sixty cubits high, six cubits wide, and to be worshipped with six musical instruments. (666)
The three Jews refused to bow down and worship it.
They were thrown into this seven times hotter, “Holocaust” oven for this. Daniel was not there! Where was he?
Daniel represents the church, while the three Jews represent Israel. The church is raptured before the seven year fiery tribulation period! The Jews are saved right in it!
In the tribulation period people will be compelled to worship the “image of the beast” and those that don’t will be killed.
Note that in the story, Nebuchadnezzar looked into the fiery holocaust and saw the Angel of the Lord with the Jews. He had the three Jews brought out and they were fine, not even having the “smell of fire upon them!”
Here is a wonderful tribulation-period application of that:
Zechariah 8:22-23 “Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord. In those days, ten men of every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”
It was at the close of WW11 and the Holocaust that Jews began to be saved. This was also when Israel became a Zionist nation.
The terrible, horrific end of those in authority who reject God’s authority:
Revelation 17:13-17 “These (nations of world) are of one mind and they will give their power and authority to the beast. They will make war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them for He is Lord of lords and King of kings...For God has put it in their hearts to fulfil His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast.”
In these tragic verses above we see the nations of the world wilfully give their authority to the world’s leader, Satan himself. Now, (below) we see the end of the individual leaders, represented by “the great people”:
Revelation 20:12-15 “I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life, and the dead were judged according to their works...and anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
In these verses above, “great people” are found to have rejected the salvation of the Lord. They are then judged on their own book of works. Their tragedy is that they didn’t realise that the passing grade was 100% and were cast into hell. Our Lord’s 100% is given freely to true believers!
Here now are a few very powerful end-time verses to consider:
Psalm 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget (Lit=reject) God.”
Joel 3:1-2 “In those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem. I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have also divided up My land.”
Psalm 83:3-5 “They (Leaders of Arab nations) have taken crafty counsel against Your people and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, ‘Come, let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more...They form a confederacy against You.”
Isaiah 54:15-17 “Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me, whoever assembles (UN) against you (Israel) shall fall for your sake...No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement, you shall condemn.”
Joel 3:4 “...Will you retaliate against Me? But if you retaliate against Me, swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head.”
The ways of God:
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.”
Isaiah 42:6 “I the Lord have called you (Jews) in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.”
All of the ways of God will come to pass exactly! What is coming to Israel is great glory, righteousness, universal holiness, purity and the majesty of God.
Government leaders -you mass murderers!
We know the Bible prophesies the mass murder and martyrdom of perhaps many millions of tribulation saints, both Jews and Gentiles. Who do you suppose it is who murders all these people?
It can only be the leaders of the nations of the day! They will have given their authority to Satan and it will be him working through them in the final attempt to stamp out the remaining enemies of Satan - God’s servants.
The hatred of the devil for God will finally fully manifest. The hatred of the world for the Kingdom of God will finally manifest as the leaders of the world’s nations become mass murderers – Satan’s agents.
Believers in our Lord:
Are you on the right track? Are you moving forward with our Lord in His ways? If so there will be signs in your life. You will be overcoming the world, not joining it! And here is a shocking verse for you:
Psalm 119:53 “Indignation (horror) has taken hold of me, because of the wicked who forsake your law / word.”
Are you shocked at the condition of the world? Are you shocked at the condition of the leadership of the world? – You should be.
What you believe matters! Leaders and those in authority, what you believe will not only affect you, but your nation or institution to some degree! You have little time left to get your acts together!
There is much I have not even touched on relating to the judgement of the nations, the sheep and goat nations and much more. Leaders, the weight on your shoulders is enormous! You will be safe following the God of the Bible.
Leaders, what you can also do if you don’t like this, is just tear all these verses out of the Bible, or throw your Bible out. Oops, sorry, I forgot, most of you would not even have one!
At the end of your day, it will change nothing!
I took the White Rhino picture in a local game reserve and the zebras in another. I’ve merged them together for effect.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 362: May 3rd 2017.
The Great Return:
The Great Return:
I will deal with the backslider in this edition, but also those with a desire to really move forward in a significant new, urgent manner in these days. The great return to our Lord of Israel, - the backslider, will also be in view. It’s timely, and urgent. I’m sure that almost every Christian knows someone who has or is backslidden.
Time is running out. The amount of breaths you have left in you are numbered! The amount of time we all have is limited and determined either by the events of life, the rapture or the tribulation period and its climactic conclusion.
Living for self now or God and eternity:
Why is living for self such a futile existence? Why is it never truly fulfilling? It’s because at the end of the me-now, self-life sits Satan and he can never be appeased, fulfilled or satisfied with you. He gives to you only to entrap you!
You may experience some happiness with self on the throne of your life, but you will never experience true inner joy!
By the way, “happiness” comes from the root word “hap” which is related to chance. It is vastly different to the much deeper word – joy.
If you live for self you will cry with regret the day you stand before our Lord and He opens the curtains revealing the depths of your life and what He had planned for you, – and you ignored Him.
The greatest tragedy today is spiritual complacency. It seems nobody cares. Truth or error, right or wrong – who cares!
When you remove the gospel from your own life, or from society for that matter, you are removing the ability for tears to form in your eyes!
You remove the spiritual force that keeps your heart soft before our Lord and people. You then become a non-emotional freak - A sort of psychopath.
People are very special. The reason is because they were created by our very special God and have been given the potential to become everything they were meant to be in our Lord and for His kingdom.
Hebrews 12:1 “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and sin which so easily ensnares us and run the race the race before us with endurance.”
The backslider’s reasons:
Proverbs 14:14 “The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, but a good man will be satisfied from above.”
Many people are totally backslidden in heart although outwardly they may appear just like a normal Christian. They don’t know their sorry state because they have no point of reference or comparison. This can only be found in knowing your Bible well and thoroughly under the inspiration of the Spirit.
There are so many reasons that people present for departing from the faith. Most of them are that their expectations were not met. Many are about to have their ideas changed!
The Bible declares that God will shake everything that can be shaken. That’s not for His amusement. The major cause for the coming great shaking, is to shake people into the truth and shake the world out of its sin, and ultimately to destroy all its sin.
Many of you reading this may know of friends or family who have backslidden. Please tell them that their backsliding days are over!
It’s time for the backslider to slide back! My friends, our Lord is a God of a second chance. He is holding out His hand to you now.
It’s time to seek the Lord. Unbeliever, this is for you too. Your time has come to seek the Lord.
Backslider and unbeliever; please know this. God’s mercy and grace is reaching out to you, but don’t trivialise it. Don’t ignore it – it does have a limit!
The time is now:
Ephesians 5:15-17 “See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. Do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
This means that we can actually buy-back the time the devil has stolen from us. Repentance is the great neutraliser of the works of the devil.
Today there are so many voices all crying for your attention. They want you to go their way. They want you to be like them. You need to learn to tell many voices to shut their traps! You need to learn which voices can speak to you. It is not many!
Many people are brilliantly stupid! They spend their lives reading and studying, bettering themselves so that they can be brilliant, but they leave God out. They are no different to the local village idiot.
Many people will never be free. They won’t forsake and reject the curse - generator in their lives. There are certain things in the world that are more or less harmless, but there are many things and people backed by powerful curses. These curses will transfer if you let them.
►You have no chance of stopping that transfer of spirits if you can’t see and identify them and know how to deal with them. Spiritual warfare and absolute forsaking and renouncing the source of curses and the cutting and severing of all ties are absolutely necessary.
I’m sure many of you have seen those you counsel and give help to, never see victory. Often times (not always) its powerful curses at work, which they can’t see.
●If interested or needed please read Edition 104: “Turning curses into blessings.” HERE
●If needed please read Edition 83: “Counselling believers in perilous times.” HERE
God’s way is hard when you won’t surrender. Then it is easy when you do. Man’s way is easy and cheap. When fully in it, God’s way seems impossible to even understand. To go man’s way, you need not forsake all your sin, garbage and the people who will bring you down.
Today, it’s very difficult for many to forsake the world and its ways. The world has opened their eyes to what is essentially an ongoing lie and blinded them to truth.
You must forsake the attachment to the world. The world must hate you at the end of the day! (Galatians 6:14, John 15:18-19)
To be “spat out” by the world is an honour and privilege. To be “spat out” by God is an eternal terror. (Revelation 3:16) To be hated by the world means you are God’s special, loved, best friend forever!
Ministers of the gospel, teachers, preachers, evangelists, and churches, need to prepare now, right now, for the great spiritual awakening of Jews, Gentiles and Christians seeking the truth.
Time is just about up!
Time is not the great healer! Truth is the great healer. Error has made many sick and shipwrecked spiritually. But truth forgives, shows mercy, delivers, strengthens, inspires and leads to the heart of God.
Be careful – don’t delay your coming back to our Lord! You may find the door closed.
The Seeking Christian:
Proverbs 8:17 “I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me diligently shall find Me.”
The seeking Christian will find our Lord. The seeking Jew will also. They will find each other and the Lord!
The true Christian does not need to seek the Lord for salvation, because he is saved. He needs to seek the Lord for the salvation of his soul, which is subsequent and apart from the initial salvation of the spirit experience at the new birth.
The Jews released from Egypt, had to go into the wilderness to get Egypt out of them, before they could enter the Promised Land. So it is with the prodigal backslider. In many respects they have been captivated by the world and its ways.
The Christian seeking a deeper walk with our Lord also needs to forsake much.
As you seek our Lord, you will find Him and one day you will find yourself sitting right next to Him.
Here are a few powerful verses for the diligent seeker:
Proverbs 12:26 “The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.”
Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companions of fools will be destroyed.”
Psalm 36:9 “With You Lord is a fountain of life; in Your light we see light.”
The Seeking Jew:
Please read through these verses below taking note of the following:
●Note: These verses don’t fit the church. They can only fit the Jews and Israel.
●Note: We see here the great drama of Israel elected, rejected and accepted, all encapsulated.
●Note: In these verses we see the prophetic story of the amazing, incredible, history-shattering great return of the Jews and their subsequent ministry to the Gentiles in the tribulation period. What wonderful drama is this!
●Note: God destroys the nations that came against Israel, when the Jews are being returned and restored. (Your days are almost up – Europe!)
Jeremiah 3:12-22 “Return, backsliding Israel, says the Lord, and I will not cause My anger to fall on you; for I am merciful says the Lord, and I will not remain angry forever. Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against the Lord your God...Return O backsliding Israel for I am married to you...Return O backsliding Israel and I will heal your backslidings.”
Jeremiah 33:6-8 “I will bring health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. I will cause the captives of Judah and Israel to return and I will rebuild those places as at first. I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me and I will pardon all their iniquities...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them.”
Acts 5:31 “Him God has exalted to His right hand, to be Prince and Saviour, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.”
Zechariah 8:23 “In those days, says the Lord of hosts, ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’”
Zephaniah 3:20 “At that time, I will bring you back and gather you; for I will give you fame and praise among all the people of the earth, when I return your captives before your eyes, says the Lord.”
Zechariah 8:13 “It shall come to pass that just as you 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; let your hands be strong.”
Isaiah 35:1-5 “The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as a rose; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice...Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped...”
Zephaniah 3:9 “Then I will restore to the people a pure language, (Hebrew restored) so that they may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.”
Isaiah 49:19 “Your waste and desolate places, and the land of your destruction, will now be too small for the inhabitants.”
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.”
Ezekiel 11:16 “Although I have cast them (Israel) far off among the Gentiles, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.” (Maintain identity in the diaspora.)
Deuteronomy 30:7 “The Lord will put all these curses on your (Israel’s) enemies and on those who hate you and persecute you.”
Joel 3:4 “What have you to do with Me O Tyre and Sidon and all the coasts of Philistia (Gaza / Palestinians)? Will you retaliate against Me? If you do, swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head.”
Ezekiel 28:25-26 “When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land...then I will execute judgement on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”
Ezekiel 11:17-19 “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. They will go there and take away all its detestable things and abominations. Then I will give them one heart and put a new spirit within them and take away the stony heart and give them a heart of flesh.”
Can you hear the trumpet?
In these latter times, the Jews will seek the Lord. It will be a time of veil-lifting, of eye-opening, of temple-building, and revival. It will be a time of the destruction of many nations.
Jews – Can you hear the trumpets? Can you hear the people shouting and yelling? Can you see the walls of Jericho falling – again? My friends, it was those walls that stood in your way as you obeyed God on your way to the Promised Land.
Those barriers to your salvation are again crumbling. Just like in Jericho of old, your armies went in after the trumpet blasts and the walls fell. The king of Jericho tried to prevent you from obeying the Lord. He was destroyed. Today the god of this world – Satan is trying the same thing!
Now, many stand in your way again. God will again use your armies as His “battle axe” to destroy those who get in your way!
But hold on a minute, my Jewish friends. Note that the Gentile woman Rahab, who had helped your people earlier, was removed from Jericho before the city was destroyed and taken to a place “outside the camp of Israel” later to be united with Israel. (Joshua 6)
That speaks of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. It speaks of the great escape from the wars and drama of the coming time of Jacob’s trouble.
Yes, my Jewish friends, you can be saved now rather than later in the tribulation. Guess which one is better? Many of you are already seeing through the torn veil! Don’t wait!
As we have seen, all end-time prophecies assume Israel is in the land with Jerusalem as its centre, and with the veil lifting, and the Jews coming to salvation in droves.
►This really is a true Holocaust for the devil and his world!
Jews, you have a new Red Sea crossing coming up, from Egypt (the world) to glorious salvation.
The great return of the Jews to their Messiah is the very thing that inspires and expedites the salvation of the Gentiles in the tribulation period.
It was always the duty of the church to make the Jews jealous and to take the Gospel to them first. Now here we see the great reversal. In the tribulation period, it is now the Jews who make the Gentiles jealous for salvation!
The salvation of the Jews is starting to gather momentum now. It is one of the great and glorious signs we are to look for and take note of relating to the soon-coming dispensation change and rapture.
Your great prayer:
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.”
When your thought life is established in God and His word – your victory has arrived.
If you are a returning backslider, or one seeking a new deeper life in Messiah, these are some things you may consider. Let the Lord show you your tailor-made plan.
●Repent in all sincerity and cast off all complacency and the reasons you had for turning away.
Repent, big time. “Welcome home My dear friend” – says the Lord!
●Write the vision. (Habakkuk 2:2) It’s good to have a point of identification to which you can look back and say – “That was the day I got my act together with my Lord.” Write out a list of things that you will do according to His leading.
By way of testimony, I have a list on old yellowed, faded paper in the back of my Bible, which I still look at from time to time. I wrote the list in 1980.
That is my denial of self list, in which I wrote down many things I would absolutely forsake and get out of my life. I have never backslidden, praise our Lord, but I did this anyway back then, as a dedication to My Lord.
Some items on my list were achieved immediately and some took a bit of time, involving some battles. Today, everything on my list is done, achieved and a reality in my life, for which I am most thankful.
Pray with determination over your plan and your list. Pray with expectation. Pray with fervent prayer. Pray with desperation and passion. Pray regularly, many times a day. Pray in your normal every-day language without putting your hands together!
●Pray God’s word back to Him. Write out or mark a number of verses relevant to your situation and confess them aloud. Proclaim them and speak them, believe them in expectation.
●Make it your plan to diligently “study God’s word to show yourself approved unto God.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
You are known by what you do and say. You are also really known by what and who you let into your life and on what conditions.
Make sure it is the things and people that facilitate your growth in Messiah and do not obstruct it.
Psalm 144:4 “Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.”
Make your breaths count with God. They are actually not yours in the first place! (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 6:19)
I took the orchid picture and added some texture effects, then superimposed the butterfly with similar effects. - Don’t remain a worm!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!