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Edition 417: May 15th 2018
Shut your mouth:
Isaiah 52:15 “He shall startle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him. What they had not been told, they shall see and what they had not heard they shall hear.”
This edition is primarily aimed at the mass-media and your own personal responses to, and use of it all, specifically in these days relating to Israel, the Middle East right now.
I was involved in the media world as a journalist and photographer all my working life, so I know it well, although many things have changed significantly since then. The same spirits are still at work.
If the media can create thinking, opinions and hence actions of people, it is extremely powerful. Don’t believe for a moment that Satan doesn’t have power. (2 Thessalonians 2:9, Acts 26:18) His power is limited though, in scope and time. (Revelation 12:12)
We must know what is happening:
To effectively know what is happening in the Middle East now, as Israel gets drawn onto the stage, we must know many elements of history, both ancient and recent as well as the prophetic future.
We must know what is happening in the spirit realm, how it worked out then, and how it is repeating now and into the future.
Satan is going to prison shortly. He doesn’t want to! He is throwing his toys out of the cot. That’s what it’s all about. And he will create as much violence, havoc and chaos in the process, although the world and its blinded media think that all of this will bring order out of the chaos! It won’t.
Let’s dig a little and see some incredible repeating patterns from history:
Hitler then and today:
Hitler is long gone, but the spirits behind him are far from gone. They are about to make their “grand” return. The mass-media will be in its same role, but disguised as it was in WW11.
Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, restricted press freedom unless it supported the Nazi’s. He had nights of “Bible burning!” This included Christian and Jewish magazines and other literature. It was all to produce tight control and bring about the “final solution.”
The “final solution” was not the eradication of the Jews. It was the eradication of the Jews, to pave the way for a thousand-year Nazi rule of world peace.
Few know that the fiery deaths and tragedy of the Holocaust was supposed to be the first step towards this Jew-less millennium of Nazi-world rule. Few know that this was also to be the final solution for Christians.
Here are some Hitler and Nazi quotes:
“A real leader is one who can move the masses.”
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”
“We will not capitulate. If destroyed, we will drag the world down in flames with us.”
“Make the lie big, and simple, and keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
Hitler’s name for his new Aryan age was “New World Order.” He first used it in 1941. He believed he could create a new world of peace, with a supreme, master-race, the Aryans. But the Jews stood in His way. He was wrong! God, with His plans for the Jews stood in his way. He went the way of Judas!
Hitler’s key strategy was to make full use of the media, military and the youth.
Hitler led the world to war, which was ended by nuclear bombs. WW111 may well be started with nuclear weapons flying around. We will soon see!
The Allies had a few round-table meetings with Hitler trying to get him to disarm. They used nice words and deals. Hitler never kept his word.
Today we have exactly the same thing on the go with Iran and the nuclear deal. Disarming Iran is like trying to disarm Satan! You are dealing with a nation speaking the words of the “father of lies.”
The world’s media says they must negotiate with Iran, as they did to set up the original nuclear deal, and as Churchill did with Hitler, trying to make peace. Hitler’s peace talk was a deception and lie.
What an insane thing! Negotiate what? How far to drive the Jews into the sea? Any meaningful negotiation by anyone with brains needs to start at the beginning with the big, important issues. These include Iran’s stated intention and desire to annihilate the Jews, which was repeated again only a few days ago!
If you can’t get past that hurdle (Iran’s stated intentions), how on earth can you negotiate anything else – unless of course you are the lap-dogs of devils and demons!
The media is being used by the terrible-user to streamline the coming wars in the name of peace! They are being used to consolidate and unify the world’s attack on God’s word and choice of Israel for His purposes.
The media is creating group-speak, blind-spot bias (see below) and support for Satan.
The mass-media is preparing the way of mass-murder on a monumental scale – WW111.
Israel’s modern wars:
God has often used the nations to punish Israel for her rebellion, but never to the point of annihilation. Many nations of the world on the other hand, led by the "god of the world", have on numerous occasions tried to destroy Israel and the Jews, to the point of annihilation.
This is always where God comes to Israel’s defence and destroys or defeats those nations.
In these six wars Israel was victorious against great odds:
1948 – War of Independence. (Lasted 10 months)
1956 – War called The Syrian Campaign. (Lasted 100 hours)
1967 – The Six Day War. (Lasted 6 days)
1970 – War of Attrition. (Lasted 18 months)
1973 – Yom Kippur War. (Lasted 21 days)
1982 – Galilee War. (Israel withdrew) (Lasted 4 months)
All previous attempts to destroy the Jews throughout ancient history, also failed.
Nations of the world, do you want to gamble against those odds? Even your devil-leader won’t be able to help you defeat God! “Why do the nations rage and take counsel together against the Lord and His anointed.” (Psalm 2:1-4) Because they are such fools, “the Lord sits and laughs at them.”
The role of the mass-media:
The mass-media tries to be a hero-maker. They unknowingly try to make Satan and his disciples the world’s hero’s. But these will be short-lived and then the masks and veils will come off!
The role of the media has become to deny God’s truth, and replace it with their own. It is in fact to deny the power of the cross and replace it with Satan’s power. It is to blind people to the truth rather than reveal it. Their role is to lead the masses to hell under the auspices of their big-boss.
The media today is much more influential than in years past. It is much larger, more centralised in policy, ownership and purpose, and more evil. The quality of its material is deteriorating fast. It is to be treated with suspicion, and should automatically be rejected as the world’s deceiver-in-chief.
As a side-note, obviously, I’m not talking about media coverage of general hard news events. It’s anything that is opinion-based which is problematic.
The media is the architect of an immoral, godless world, believing that they are the final authority of what is right and acceptable, and what is not. They are spiritually blind, deaf and dumb.
The authority of the mass-media is the powerful authority of the “father of lies.” (John 8:44) If your source is the father of lies – you are a big liar, a puppet-reporter of real fake news!
How can you trust the media, especially on important biblical issues? The only way you can do that is by calling God a liar and Satan the author of truth!
Who is the “pillar and foundation of truth?” God and His church or Satan and his church the mass-media? (1 Timothy 3:15)
The world’s mass-media, unwittingly (or maybe not) is guilty of the attempted great heist of truth. But try as they may, they simply can’t turn the pillar of truth into a lie! They can do so for themselves and blindly believe that their “truth” is a huge towering pillar, when in fact it is a temporary little insignificant molehill, here today, gone soon forever!
It is the mass media – Satan’s voice of the world, that first blinds people, then binds them, and makes them stupid – then subservient to the spirit of error!
The media, think they are gods. They are “gods of the world”! (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Dancing deceived puppets:
A puppet has no mind of its own; it is enslaved to its master. Some can even speak. They are called ventriloquists, but the stupid, puppets still have to spend most of their days in a dark box.
If the world’s media is your feeder and leader, you soon become a monster-puppet under the swing of the strings of Satan.
As living, mindless marionettes, and zombie-puppets, you follow your feeder-leader. He praises the wicked and so do you! (Proverbs 28:4) Without the mass-media there would not be such a worldwide, universal acceptance and praise of evil and wickedness.
●Jeremiah 7:28 “This is the nation (the media) that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God, nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.”
Now, may I invite you to the real-deal puppet show?
Isaiah 18:3 “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.”
The verse above can relate to the media that does speaks the truth in these last days.
Ask yourself this: Do you see the Lord’s banner relating to Israel? Do you hear His voice and trumpet-warning? If not, you need to kill your puppets. (Demons)
The macabre dance of the half-baked:
Too many Christians today are ill-prepared and incomplete, because too many pastors, teachers and leaders have made them so. The teachers themselves are half-baked and they present a half-baked, incomplete gospel with all the “hard sayings”, and “severity” removed. (Hosea 7:8, Romans 11:22)
In Hosea (above), “half-baked” or “unturned” means cooked on one side only. In other words, they have removed from their gospel what they don’t like!
►The half-baked are always half-blind! The half-baked and half-blind are always half-hearted!
Tragically, the half-baked believer will get completely fried in the fires of wrath to come.
The ghastly, grim dance of the half-baked is in fact the same, terrible dance of the lukewarm, spewed out, slipping and sliding to hell! (Revelation 3:16)
Some helpful, insightful, important terms:
Naive realism: This is the psychological term for the human tendency to believe that what they see and hear is real and true. Those who disagree with them are branded irrational, biased or heretics. Naive realism entrenches systematic error based on false majority consensus. They believe that they are the only really objective ones. (I could give you a million examples!)
Belief bias or Blind spot bias: Simply, this is failure to see the impact of their own error and judgment. They see only their own view through tunnel vision. It often leads to other biases.
Group speak: Crowd psychology or confirmation bias, are terms for the collective thought and action of a crowd. Collective consciousness sees a crowd often take on a life-force of its own, which is very seldom of God.
Constancy bias or perpetual bias: All things will continue as before. There is no dramatic change coming to the world or people. There is no judgement coming.
Many people get a false comfort by these psychological conditions. They think that everyone is like this! But when it comes to eternal judgement, there will be no such thing as collective anything! All coming judgement will be upon you alone and your own individual choices, words and actions.
If collective thinking and action was valid there would be no liability or accountability and therefore no judgement – exactly what Satan wants you to believe!
Mixing truth and error results in watered down, lukewarm, spineless people of no consequence! Mixing truth and error results in an impossible marriage between Satan and God. That’s just why so many Christians are just as unstable and stressed out as the world!
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 (and fake-news). The wise are ashamed, dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?’”
Proverbs 21:2 “Every way of man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts.”
The great curses of today and tomorrow:
So you want to be a media man / woman? You might like to read the verse below from the Bible, I’ve selected, jut for you:
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed is the one who makes the blind to wander off the road.”
Coming against God’s plans for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews always invokes a curse. Bear in mind that a curse is not just some little erroneous belief. It carries enormous, long-lasting, heavy consequences. (Numbers 24:9, Genesis 12:3)
Many times curses filter through even to innocent generations beyond.
God’s enemies, which include the enemies of Israel, have tried to eliminate God’s plans since the days of Abraham. They have always got themselves a bit more them clobbered in the process.
Listen to the voices of God’s enemies – the mass media. They are still striving to destroy the Jews, while the Jews are thriving. They are still striving to hand the land to Islam!
Little do they know that Islam will be defeated, the Jews will thrive and soon see their Messiah – our Messiah – Yeshua and work with Him to bring salvation to the world in great tribulation!
Yes the Jews are still to come under great persecution from Islam, the world-system and the churches of replacement theology. But the coming troubles are temporary and part of their rocky road to righteousness.
►I warn you now: Many Christians will celebrate when Israel comes under God’s disciplinary judgement. Do not be one of the devil’s disciples in so doing.
Micah 7:8-10 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy. When I fall, I will arise. When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light and I will see His righteousness. Then, she who is my enemy will see, and shame will cover her...Now she will be trampled down like mire in the streets.
“Mire” is swampy, bog which gets you struck, sinking and trapped in the mud and stench. This is the future of the Christians of replacement theology and all enemies of God’s way and choice.
Note in the verse above that God calls these people “enemies!”
There are so many other verses condemning Israel’s enemies in the strongest terms, in the Bible.
How to get and be ready:
Be discerning and selective in your study and source material. Do not receive from the great, growing wolf-pack out there.
Discern between the wolf-criers and those who are very careful how they speak. I’m not talking about a teacher never making a mistake, but those who repeatedly jump on the wrong band-wagon!
The command of God is to “fully preach the gospel.” That includes the 30% or so, of the Bible that makes up eschatology. (Acts 20:27)
Too many preach nice happy, smiley sermons in the face of Satan’s growing wrath. There is of course, nothing wrong with nice happy, smiley sermons, plus eschatology – all of it!
Today there are many preaching great, wonderful stuff, getting many saved and delivered, but there is something missing – eschatology!
Check yourself. Examine your faith, repent, walk humbly and study until you are blue in the face.
What is your life? For many, it is what the world’s media says it is, or what their customs and traditions dictate. If your life is what the world says it is, because that’s what you see, hear and follow, then it is your authority. Your life’s authority is Satan’s by default.
Set your heart to deeply love our Lord and pay the price.
Love is always a choice. In divorce or separation, people always say: “I don’t love him / her anymore.” Of course there are extreme exceptions, but generally, they are saying: “I’ve decided by choice, not to express love anymore. Their choice is based on their feelings.
Loving God is just the same! You need to know as much as you can about Him, and then as an act of wilful, deliberate choice, in faith, say: “I’m going to love Him, and increase and improve that love as long as I live”! Feelings, beloved brethren, don’t come into the picture much at all.
Every media man / woman and all the people of the nations from VIP’s to paupers will soon suddenly see the truth. It will be too late for them.
►Isaiah 52:15 “He shall startle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him. What they had not been told, they shall see and what they had not heard they shall hear.”
The winds of WW111 are blowing hard. Sticks, stones, slings, arrows, axes and F35s and flying Megillah’s are all getting ready. The stage is set. (More about flying Megillah’s another time!)
The world and some of the church are already having a new veil of blindness cast over them, while the veil of blindness on the Jews is lifting.
In all of this, the Spirit of God is working in the hearts and minds of His saints to bring them to great, glorious victory. Will you be one of them? I hope so!
I’ve “booked” a table in heaven for us to sit down and have a great talk. Angels will be all around. It won’t be long now!
I took this picture in a forest of giant sycamore trees while walking along a river-bed in the Ndumu Game Reserve, one misty morning. Ndumu has the highest bird species count in South Africa. It is once again home to the big five – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 416: May 8th 2018
Watch your mouth!
“Words are cheap,” goes the old saying. Rubbish, I say, and so does God actually! Words will justify or condemn you for all eternity!
People say “You don’t know my heart.” I say hogwash! Yes I do – very clearly. All I have to do is listen to your words for a few minutes, and I will know exactly what’s in it!
Luke 6:45 “...Out of abundance of heart the mouth speaks.”
When I observe your heart as revealed by your words, I see and hear a lot more than a heart- beat.
Words reveal and show what is in your heart. Your words are words of life or death. And here’s a shocking statement for you right up front: Your words will last forever and ever amen!
Proverbs 12:19 “A truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”
Living, lasting words:
Your words will have eternal consequences. Like the ricochet of a deadly bullet, and the echoes of glory bouncing around the universe, so your words, both negative and positive, will endure.
As a believer, your words are eternal, priceless jewels cast in golden glory, justifying you and proclaiming you righteous, sin-free and exalted.
Words can have great, powerful, intrinsic value. Your words, as part of your works, determine your eternal reward state, and can affect the eternal state of others as well. Our words with our actions will cause eternal regret or eternal reward.
Here, in the verse below, we see that God’s word, which is truth itself, endures forever. Obviously then, the more our words line up with His, the more we are on the right track.
Psalm 119:160 (Amp) “The sum of Your word is truth. The total full meaning of all Your individual precepts, and every one of Your righteous decrees endures forever.”
2 Corinthians 4:17 “Our light affliction is working for us an exceeding and eternal weight of glory...”
Yes your life now is a passing vapour. (James 4:14) You are a mist that appears for a short time and then vanishes. But that is talking of your life here and now on earth. It’s a vastly different story, the moment we step into eternity.
Words of heart-felt prayer, God-inspired emotion, as well as all tears are stored up forever.
Psalm 56:8-9 (Amp) “You number my wanderings (in Your path); put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book. Then all my enemies shall turn back in the day I cry out; this I know, for God is for me.”
Your words will have profound consequences for you at the judgement seat of our Lord and for others who were affected in one way or another by your words!
Matthew 12:36-37 “...For every idle word spoken, they will give an account of it in the day of judgement. For by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned.”
Have you considered that some people may go to hell because of your words or lack of them? Have you considered that some might receive magnificent eternal rewards because of the influence of your words on them?
I wonder just how many people the mass-media today will be responsible for assisting in their ride to hell? (See the next edition: “Shut your mouth” for more on that.)
Luke 12:3 “Whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light...and what you have spoken in the inner rooms (secrets) will be proclaimed from the housetops.”
Lips, fingerprints, wells, wings, engravings, jewels of gold, apples and more:
Have you ever thought of your words and actions as an invisible, eternal fingerprint on other people’s lives? Do you know that sometimes people remember the godly words you spoke to them, even a long time ago?
Sometimes I forget what I did yesterday, but I remember with absolute clarity the exact words of some people I consider spiritual fathers, from way back in the 70s!
Proverbs 10:21 (Amp) “The lips of the uncompromisingly righteous feed and guide many; but fools die because of a lack of wise words and understanding!”
Proverbs 10:11 “The mouth (words) of the righteous is a well of life.”
Proverbs 25:11-12 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprove to an obedient ear.”
Isaiah 49:16 “See I have inscribed (Amp – Indelibly engraved) you on the palms of My hands.”
Beloved brethren, your words are vitally important, but you are also an open book – believe it or not, and people are reading you, like it or not.
2 Corinthians 3:2 “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.”
And look what’s coming for Israel – very soon:
Zechariah 9:16 “The Lord their God will save them (Israel) in that day, as the flock of His people. They shall be like the jewels of a crown, lifted like a banner over His land.”
Zechariah 2:8 “The Lord of hosts has sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you (Israel); for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.”
It’s not just Israel that’s the “apple of God’s eye.” It’s you too – all true believers!
Psalm 17:8 “Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings.”
Your words determine your path:
Job 22:21-30 “Now acquaint yourself with Him (Amp= Agree with God) and be at peace; thereby great good will come to you. Receive please instruction from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; you will remove iniquity far from you...the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver...You will pray and He will hear you...You will declare a thing and it will be established for you; so God’s light will shine on your ways...He will save the humble person. He will even deliver one who is not innocent; yes he will be delivered by the purity of your hands.”
This verse above is so incredibly powerful and full of God’s ways!
Very few people these days grow correctly in the Lord, because so few are sincere and serious with the things of God. You can hear it in their words! This is true for many in the ministry as well. They have very little of the Spirit of God in them and much emptiness.
We need deliverance from this evil world and its nature, not fun in its dark sun! Our job is not to change the world and make it a better place either. It is to come out of it – boots and all!
James 3:2 “We all stumble in many things; if anyone does not stumble in word he is a perfect man able also to bridle the whole body.”
James 3:6 “The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity...it defiles the whole body...and is set on fire by hell.”
Your tongue guides you like the rudder of a ship, through the storms of life, which are intensifying.
I once read a book by Watchman Nee entitled “The set of the sail.” It was about how your words set the sail of you - the sailing boat. You can set the sail to move forward even into the wind and storms.
How can you go in the right direction if you don’t know your Bible well, particularly in these days?
Learn the art of proclamation.
Psalm 66:16 “Come and hear all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul.”
Proclamation is not what has become known as positive confession in the church, which is materialism orientated to get things. The power of proclaiming God’s word aloud has a wonderful affect on you in that it entrenches your beliefs, and impacts the spiritual dimension all around us.
God’s blessing is upon His word, but it has another dimension when spoken out loud.
The Bible says we are to “write the vision”. (Habakkuk 2:2) Write down your proclamations and pray and speak them. Change or add to them often.
Here is a great verse to proclaim:
Job 23:10-12 (Amp) “He knows my ways. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold, pure and luminous. My foot has held fast to His steps, His ways have I kept and not turned aside...I have esteemed and treasured up the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”
Yes – words are of great importance!
Proverbs 12:12 (Amp) “...The root of the uncompromisingly righteous yields much, rich fruit. The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips.”
Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety (Lit= fear, heaviness, dread, sorrow of soul) in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.”
The poignant words of a murderer – our brother:
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
These were the most important words ever uttered by the thief and murderer on the cross next to our Lord. They are also the most meaningful words that many people facing immediate death will ever utter, if they are wise!
The three most important hell-shattering words from the second cross were: “Lord save me.” (Or “Lord, remember me in paradise”, as in some translations. (Luke 23:43) He was saved right there.
What were the last words of untold billions of people as they died, realising that were about to die? Perhaps the majority wasted their last breath with futile swear-words, or meaningless rubbish, as they condemned themselves to hell.
Think of all the people who saw death coming in one way or another and they wasted their last words. Personally, years ago, as a war photographer and correspondent, covering many wars around the world, I saw violent death right before me, far too many times for comfort.
I was always struck by the expressions of death on their faces. I don’t know what each one said as he died, but very few would have called out sincerely to the living God, like our forgiven, murderer, now brother on the second cross!
What of that criminal on the third cross? He had eternal Salvation right next to him. He would have heard the discourse from cross numbers one and two. He stared death in the face with Salvation next to him, and died salvation-less.
That is the tragic, irreversible story of far too many who went to the grave and hell beyond.
The biggest, lie in the world stands supreme on the graves of many unbelievers: RIP!
Regretful terror from beyond the grave:
From beyond the grave we have rare, shocking words, reverberating up from hell. The rich man in the story below had a lifetime of opportunities to make right with God. He squandered his entire life and paid eternally!
Luke 16:22-26 “The rich man died and was buried and being in torment in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Father Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, ‘have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame...There is a great gulf fixed, between us, that can’t be crossed.”
Psalm 10:4 “The wicked, in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.”
The murderer, now our brother on the second cross, cried out to be saved and was saved. The thief on the third cross died with his mouth shut. The rich man in the parable above also died, calling out from hell in regret, when it was too late. He was not saved.
Your words can be your greatest friends adding golden glory upon glory and even more to your eternal state. Your words can be your great peacemaker with God and the entire universe – forever.
Psalm 15:1-2 “Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? It is he who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.”
Job 15:8 “Have you heard of the secret counsel of God? Or do you limit wisdom to yourself?”
Words and curses:
In many occurrences curses come about from the words and actions of the people themselves. There are instances where people have called down curses upon themselves. The most tragic, long - lasting example of this is the curse the Jews called down on themselves at the cross of Calvary.
Matthew 27:25 “The people answered and said, ‘His blood be upon us and on our children.”
That self-imposed curse is still working out. Thankfully, it’s about to be revoked by the mass repentance of Israel.
There are many other self-imposed curses that people, and sometimes entire ethnic nations get themselves into. One of the most amazing is the African, Tokoloshe curse.
This is a dwarf-like evil, demon spirit conjured up by hundreds of years of Zulu witchdoctors in Southern Africa and is now prevalent throughout Africa.
This demon is believed to cause sickness, poverty and early death. The way to keep it away, they believe, and according to the witchdoctors, is to put their bed on bricks! Untold millions, including so-called Christians, still put their beds on bricks to keep the Tokolshe away.
Some of these people want to be Christians too and participate in witchcraft at the same time. The result is generations of poverty, ignorance, early death, and all manner of curses. It is not freedom from demons. By their words, they are inviting demons into their lives.
Numerous other curses, as well as long-standing generational curses are invited into people’s lives by their words – intentional or not.
Yes they can get free in the Lord, but it’s generally difficult, because you’re dealing with things people can’t see, and most times they know nothing about deliverance.
“Satan comes to kill steel and destroy” He is also the “father of lies.” (John 8:44, John 10:10)
Satan makes you stupid, and then he makes you subservient to him and his demons.
Deceitful, pride - filled words of false teachers:
Words of truth are of God and come to pass. They are of the Spirit of truth. Words of error do not come to pass. They are of the spirit of error and Satan himself, especially when it comes to anything of a prophetic nature.
We need to flee from people who repeatedly say things that are biblically unsound and don’t come to pass. Right now they may seem small issues, but mark these words: They will soon become very big issues carrying the full weight of Satan’s deception.
If you have the Spirit of God actively at work in you, and you know the Bible, it’s easy to know the Spirit of truth and spirit of error. (1 John 4:6)
If you decide to follow a false teacher or the teaching of someone filled with pride, be very sure of this: You will come under that false spirit too. It may take some time, but like a lingering curse, you will be brought under the control of that spirit.
For you, the bell now tolls! There comes a point where you get hooked. You now need specific deliverance and some serious repentance to get unhooked. Generally, that doesn’t happen, because of the blinding, power that comes with it all.
We live in a spiritual environment, which is more real than the physical world. Don’t mess with these things that can do you immense harm. There is lot of it around growing fast and getting worse!
False teaching is a major characteristic of these end times.
These days, people are accountable only to themselves. They are their own measure of all things, including truth! Their “truth” is often no truth at all!
Beloved brethren, you need to watch your mouth. Let your words lead and guide you into the deep things of God. Guard your heart and set your heart to be radical for our Lord.
There is not much time left, but if you sincerely pray in desperation for our Lord to take you His way – He will. That’s a prayer He always answers!
Believers are destined for unimaginable glory. Satan has tried to mess things up, but with our Lord at the helm, your life can still be a beautiful ballad, a poem, and a sonnet to God. Your life itself proclaims and announces a great indictment on Satan and his world. We will soon awaken in supernatural majesty!
Even in the short time remaining, you can go through a metamorphosis, into a beautiful, glorious creation of the living God, arising out of the barren desert which is this world-system.
I took the background picture in the dunes of the Namib Desert, texturised the butterfly a bit and merged it into the overall image.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 415: May 1st 2018
Beloved Jewish brethren to be:
Hosea 3:5 (Amp) “The children of Israel shall return, seek the Lord their God from the line of David their King of kings and fear the Lord and come to His goodness in the latter days.”
Romans 11:28-29 “Concerning the gospel, the Jews are enemies, but concerning the election, they are beloved... for the gifts and calling of God (on the Jews) are irrevocable.”
One of the big obstacles in the way of Jews seeing and recognising Yeshua as their Messiah is caused by their Rabbi-taught belief that Yeshua was not from the line of David. This is wrong! The profoundly important verse above, in Hosea reveals prophetically, the exact opposite.
Yeshua was born of a virgin and therefore could not be of the line of David, and therefore not the Messiah, claim the Rabbis. But the Bible refers to Yeshua as the “Son of David” in numerous places. In His flesh, He was of the lineage of David. This Son of David, the Son of God, will rule from the throne of David in the Millennium.
I’m well aware of all the controversies over the issue, but if you study it out carefully, it works out.
Beloved, saved Jewish brethren, you already know that your Messiah is the crucified and resurrected Jew of all Jews – Yeshua Hamashiach, the living God of the universe – the King of kings. Most Christians call Him Jesus, the Christ. We are talking of the same person.
This edition is primarily for the Jews who are still to become, “beloved brethren”.
The Bible is full of clear dispensational divisions for the church and Israel in these end-times. The final seven years of Daniel’s prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27) is essentially for “My people” the Jews. Numerous other passages point to the Jews being the major participants of the final seven-year tribulation period on earth, while the true church is seen in heaven for that time.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Bible prophecy, already starting to be fulfilled, is the lifting of the veil of spiritual blindness upon the Jews, as to who their Messiah is. (2 Corinthians 3:16)
At the same time there is already the beginning of a veil of spiritual blindness being drawn across the eyes of many within the largely Gentile church. This is especially true for those of replacement theology. (See previous edition on “hooks in jaws!”)
Talk about drama! And it was all written thousands of years ago!
If this edition results in one Jew being saved and or escaping the tribulation period, it was well worth it. If you are Jewish or have Jewish friends, please read this edition well. Perhaps you may want to save it or print it out. Many of these things are right on the horizon now!
There are a lot of verses in this edition. Read them all and take note of their gravity and seriousness.
If you could see into the future and saw an individual that you know getting truly saved in a few weeks time, do you think that would change your attitude to that person now? Yes it would. You would start seeing that person as a beloved brother already.
Although the Temple veil was torn at the time of the cross, it is just beginning to show beams and streams of light shining through now for many Jews. Many are getting saved now ahead of the tribulation period. These Jews become part of the glorious church. They are saved – born-again, just like others in the church.
Israel is entering her most dangerous time ever. Millions are about to be saved – Satan knows that and hates that. Huge wars and conflicts are about to break out. The land issue is coming to an international head. Jerusalem is on the world’s chopping block now, thanks to Satan. A large part of the church has teamed up with Satan and the mass-media to give Israel, the land, the city and the people over to Islam.
In all of this, God’s will stands supreme, with promises of total destruction to all His and Israel’s enemies including President’s, Prime Ministers kings, queens and other world leaders. “Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming...” (Isaiah 14:9)
Jews – beware, beware which covenant you choose!
Covenants, covenants, covenants!
God made an eternal covenant with Israel, which involved the land of Israel (all of it) and Jerusalem (all of it) and the Jews (all of them)
This covenant remains in place from God’s side of things. This land, city and people covenant never included the church. We were given a new covenant. Now God has made a new covenant on top of His existing covenant with the Jews. It is called a “new covenant” and is just the same as ours for the church, except that the land and city covenant remains in place, side by side with the new covenant for the Jews.
Here it is:
Jeremiah 31:31-33 “Behold the days are coming says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah...I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God and they shall be My people.”
Ezekiel 37:14 “I will put My Spirit in you and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land...”
There are other verses too like Psalm 105:6-11. Many Jews will respond to this new covenant, before the tribulation begins, but many will not and will fall for Satan’s counterfeit covenant.
The antichrist will deceive the nations and tragically, many Jews too – They will sign away their side of God’s covenant. They will be signing for their slaughter – the seven-year tribulation period.
Becoming “beloved brethren!”
Acts 5:31 “Him (Yeshua) God has exalted to His right hand, to be Prince and Saviour, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.”
Now we come to the grand, unique, glory-story of Israel created, elected, rejected and accepted.
Isn’t this the grand, unique, glory-story of our Messiah born, elected, rejected and accepted?
Jewish brethren to be, your Rabbis have led you with blindfolds on their own eyes! They have taught you that Yeshua is not your Messiah for numerous reasons – all wrong. But here is your Messiah revealed in your Bible – all the following are from what we call the Old Covenant, not the New:
Our Messiah was born of a virgin. At the cross He was whipped, beaten and spiked with a crown of thorns, and crucified. Then He was resurrected – all revealed in the Old Covenant, prophetically, long before it happened.
Isaiah 7:14 “The Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call His name Immanuel.”
Micah 5:2 “You Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me, the One to be ruler in Israel whose goings forth have been from old from everlasting.”
Zechariah 9:9 “...Behold your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look upon Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for His only son and grieve for him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
Isaiah 50:6 “I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.”
Psalm 22:17-18 “I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
Isaiah 53:5 “He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes (whipping) we are healed.”
Psalm 22:1 “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? (Words from the cross)Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning.”
Isaiah 53:8-9 “He was taken from prison...He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked – with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.”
Psalm 16:10 “You will not leave My soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your holy One to see corruption.”
Zechariah 13:6 “Someone will say to Him, what are these wounds in Your hands? Then He will answer, ‘those with which I was wounded in the house of My friends.” (After the resurrection.)
Isaiah 49:16 “See I have inscribed you (Zion) on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.”
The words from these verses above, in bold paint a vivid, dramatic, accurate, definite, graphic and highly detailed picture of the major events of our Lord and Messiah from birth to the cross and to resurrection – all from the Old Covenant, written long before the event.
Interestingly, every title in the entire Bible for our Lord has a numeric gematria of a multiple of eight, which is the number of resurrection, besides one which adds to a multiple of thirteen – the number of the sin of rebellion. That is “Yeshua of Nazareth King of the Jews” – the title nailed to the cross. It was on the cross that our Lord became our sin and rebellion!
Is this all coincidence? I think not!
Beloved Jewish brethren and brethren soon to be, and beloved Gentile brethren soon to be (yes, you too Colin) your time is running out! Don’t wait too long. If you want to, just have a peek behind the veil! Let the glory shock you to your roots!
It’s time to repent now!
If you wait too long, you will miss your opportunity to be saved now. You will go into and through the tribulation period.
The Rabbis need to consider this tragic verse below. It speaks of their leadership! It speaks of them leading their people into the tribulation! They teach from behind the veil!
Jeremiah 25:34-36 “Wail, shepherds and cry! Roll about in the ashes, you leaders of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and your dispersion are fulfilled; you shall fall like a precious vessel. And the shepherds will have no way to flee, nor the leaders of the flock to escape. A voice of the cry of the shepherds and a wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard...”
Let me add right here, that many Rabbis will be part of those who get saved before the tribulation. Some are in fact being saved now.
The coming light:
Here is a “before” verse and a few “after” verses:
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes, so they cannot see and their hearts so that cannot understand.”
Jeremiah 29:12-13 “Then you (Jews) will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all of your heart.”
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them...”
Isaiah 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.”
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.”
Psalm 36:9 “In your light we see light.”
The Jews who miss the rapture:
The majority will miss the rapture. However, the majority will be saved. It is only the Jewish people who are promised almost complete national salvation. Not every last Jew will be saved, but the great majority will be saved in the tribulation.
Romans 11:15 “If their (Jews) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but life from the dead.”
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.”
The nations who think they know better than God:
Isaiah 65:14 “My servants (Israel) shall sing for joy of heart, but you (the nations) shall cry for sorrow of heart and wail for grief of spirit. You shall leave your name as a curse to My chosen, for the Lord God will slay you and call His servants by another name.”
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.”
Psalm 76:3 “There (Jerusalem) He broke the fiery shafts of the bow; the shield and the sword, of the battle.” (Israel Bible)
Isaiah 2:19 “They shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.”
But, in the midst of all the drama, there will be some wise nations:
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.”
What a wonderful comfort...and warning!
Isaiah 45:25 “In the Lord all the descendents of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.”
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
A comforting hope for saved Jews is the “blessed hope” of the soon-coming rapture. (Titus 2:13)
Isaiah 40:1 “’Comfort, yes comfort My people!’ says your God. Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the Lord’s hand, double for all her sins.’”
This beautiful verse above is written to the Jews, but not about them, because they are the ones to be “comforted.” It can only be another group of people who are also of the Lord. That is you, the church! It is your God-ordained job! Do it well, and do it now!
Interestingly, this verse is a lot more than an enormous slap in the face to all Christians of replacement theology. And please note that God includes the city of Jerusalem in the “comforting!”
Jews, God is on your side. He loves you with an enduring love. He is already beginning to remove the veil causing your blindness – your own rebellion.
Jewish brethren to be: Do you know that as our Lord was crucified and died, your Temple veil was supernaturally split from top to bottom? That veil was a reminder of your sins separating you from the presence of the living God.
Now through the new-birth you have access beyond the veil! (Hebrews 6:19) The torn veil gives you Jews access directly to Messiah and it also reveals that God is no longer exclusively hidden behind the veil.
At the time the veil was torn, the graves of many righteous, mostly Jews of Jerusalem, flew open and these once dead people, walked out of the graves – resurrected! Do you know, my Jewish friends, that this is a picture of your own resurrection to life eternal life now in the new-birth?
But there is much more to the story! Here it is in one powerful short succinct verse:
***Isaiah 25:7-8 “ He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over His people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces. The rebuke of His people, He will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken.”
Do you see and understand what an incredibly powerful verse this is above? Well, here are a few snippets from some of the preceding verses in this discourse: (Isaiah 25:1-6)
“You have made cities a ruin...The strong people (Jews) will glorify You... The city of the terrible nations will fear You... The blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall...The song of the terrible ones will be diminished.”
There are over 300 prophecies in the Old Covenant referring to Yeshua as Messiah. In 1944 a study was done showing that if just 48 of these prophecies were fulfilled, that would be 1 in 10 to the 157th power.
Isaiah 9:6-7 “Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulders. His name shall be called, ‘Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government there shall be no end...”
Isaiah 44:8 “Have I not told you from that time and declared it? You (Israel) are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock, I know not one.”
I took the cheetah picture lying down flat so I could “look it in the eye.” I took the background baobab tree picture at Kubu Island, Botswana (an island of salt desert). I combined them and framed it all with bits of gold leaf.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 414: April 24th 2018
What is real Messianic faith?
“Real Messianic faith” implies there is an “unreal” or “untrue” side to the story too. We will look at that as we go. I am a Messianic believer – with many qualifications of that definition.
The times are exciting, the days are evil, and the time is short. We must know where we stand. We must purify ourselves now and be ready for the incredible things that lie ahead for the world, the Jew, the Christian and our eternal state.
There is soon to be great overpowering, supernatural forces at work. Some will be captivated by the glory of the living God and some will fall apart, as they are bewitched, beguiled and controlled by the consuming forces of darkness. Anguish of soul and many sorrows will swamp many.
Many others will lament in pangs of penitence and repentance, and will find wonderful release, forgiveness and freedom in these critical days.
We need purity of faith. We need clean doctrine. We need to be right with God on all fronts. We need to be right in heart, in head and belief.
Psalm 19:9 “The fear of the Lord is clean enduring forever.”
Many people today don’t like this verse above. They love the dirt.
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold onto his ways, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
Ezekiel 36:25-27 “I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you (Israel) have profaned in their midst. The nations shall know that I am the Lord, when I am hallowed in you before them. I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you...I will put My Spirit within you...”
Please take careful note of the extreme severity of just what it is to be wrong with God, as revealed in the rest of this edition.
The big bottom-line definition of Messianic faith:
The short and sweet, simple definition is this: The Messianic believer is one who adheres to the Abrahamic expression of faith. This is the gospel to Abraham’s children, Jacob> Israel (the Jews) > the largely Gentile church > and the Arabs who become saved.
True Abrahamic faith sees God’s work beginning with Abraham and threading through to the ancient Jews and now through to the modern Jews to the completion of the age.
Catholic Christianity, the counterfeit, and much of denominational Christianity remove and reject the modern Jews from this equation and replace them with themselves. This is the essence of replacement theology - a fully cursed practise.
The impure Christian line:
Just as there is an impure, rejected line in the diagram above, there is an impure line, a counterfeit line within the church. The divisions all began when Constantine introduced and mixed Babylonian paganism into the church in 300AD. Here it is:
The line on the right, represents the pure un-paganised truth while the messy “failure of Christianity” on the left, represent Babylon-infested Christianity.
●I must clearly state that those in both lines who are truly born-again, are saved and part of the church.
The Messianic, Abrahamic expression of faith includes all Bible prophecy rightly divided and applied to the dispensations for the Jews and the church.
What Messianic belief is not:
Legalism in any doctrinal issue makes it similar to witchcraft. You may recall that the Judaising Pharisees “sought to kill our Messiah because He worked on the Sabbath” and therefore did not keep their rules their way.
There is no difference today – the same thing applies to all legalism. Some of them today, even have the audacity to decide for God, who is saved and who is not, based on their legalist use of Hebrew names!!!
Most people under the bondage of legalism hate and resist anything that tends towards liberty. The evil spirits in them want to control you! Flee from them all!
All forms of faith that exclude God’s end-time work with and for the modern Jews is not true Messianic faith of any description.
Repentance is a wonderful, powerful thing! You can be wrong on so many things, and one simple, sincere act of repentance can fix a lifetime of wrongs, all in a flash! Likewise the failure to repent can have disastrous, eternal consequences.
Hooks, hooks and more hooks:
Do you know what a fish-hook is? I think everyone does. It is a sharp hook that acts as a lure and lodges in the jaw of the fish. The fish is then entrapped, ensnared, and caught. God has a “tackle-box” full of hooks that are eternally deadly!
If God puts a hook in your jaw – that’s it – it’s a done deal, it’s all over. And let’s remember that God is eternally just. If He puts a hook in your jaw – it was the right thing! Understand that you will not escape from God’s hook in your jaw.
God puts His hooks in the jaws of certain types of people.
Anti-Semitism in the world, and its evil twin, replacement theology in the church causes God to put His hooks in their jaws.
At some point, God inserts the hooks. I don’t know where that point is, and neither do you, but there is a point! You will then be drawn to destruction and it will be the living God doing it. That may not agree with your theology, but who cares?
Having God put hooks in your jaw is similar to the New Covenant issue with homosexuality. At some point these people are “handed over” to Satan. (Romans 1:24, 26, 28) Once you have been handed over, that’s it. It’s now too late. It’s also similar to the New Covenant situation of being “handed over to strong delusion” (2 Thessalonians 2:11) because they were sold-out on the lies of the devil.”
Hooks in the jaws of Syria and Russia:
Isaiah 30:27-28 (Judgment upon Assyria /Syria today) “The Lord comes burning with His anger and His burden is heavy; His lips are full of indignation and His tongue like a devouring fire; His breath is like an overflowing stream, which reaches up to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of futility and there shall be a bridle (hooks) in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.”
The discourse above relates to end-time Syria, prophetically.
Note the great horror in the verse: The nations who get involved will be caused by God to err! That is the result of the immovable hooks in their jaw placed there by God. Again, that may not tally with your theology – but who cares?
We don’t know exactly what the hook-caused error of the nations will be, but according to other prophecies, it will be something that will involve mass-destruction and perhaps, together with the Ezekiel 38 / 39 WW111, Psalm 83 and others will lead into the soon coming tribulation period.
Bear in mind that in the great Ezekiel war (Ezekiel 38:4) we also see “hooks placed in the jaw” of Gog / Magog (Russia). Again, this is God who “turns them around,” drawing them into the war with hooks in the jaw.
Hooks in Egypt’s jaw – the jaws of the unsaved!
The following verses relate in type to the unsaved of the world (Egypt), but amazingly, they relate to the hopelessness and utter destruction of the world’s participants in anti-Semitism, which would also include replacement theology.
Ezekiel 29:2-12. Here are some of the salient features of this incredible discourse:
“O Pharaoh, king of Egypt and all Egypt, I (God) will put hooks in your jaws. I am against you king of Egypt, (world-system in type) O great monster who lives in the Nile River, who has said – ‘This is my river; I have made it for myself.’ But I will put hooks in your jaws and bring you up out of the rivers...and I will leave you in the wilderness; you shall fall on the open field. I have given you as food for the beasts and the birds. Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord, because they have been a staff of reed for the house of Israel, when they took hold of you with the hand, you broke and tore their shoulders. (Anti-Semitism / replacement theology)When they (Jews) leaned on you, you broke and made all their loins shake. Therefore, I will bring the sword upon you and cut you off and the land of Egypt shall become desolate.
This speaks of demon powers arising from the waters. It speaks of demon forces of hatred for God’s ways. It speaks of the enemies of God and the Jews.
Here are some headings from the rest of this discourse: “Egypt (unsaved world in type) and her allies will fall”. “Egypt will be cut down like a great tree”. “Egypt and her friends are consigned to the pit”.
I hope you see the severity of resisting God’s end-time plans for Israel. I hope you see the doom of anti-Semitism and the destructive desolation of replacement theology!
As the world and much of the church chooses to go the way of Satan, they can’t even see invisible hooks being placed in their jaws by God.
Esau will send you to hell!
►This is all-important – it is important, important, and important again!
God has a glorious plan. If you reject His plan and choose Satan’s counterfeit plan, you are on thin ice. If you don’t get off it – your destination is hell.
The godly line is Abraham> Isaac> Jacob> Israel of old> the church> Israel now> heaven.
The counterfeit line is Abraham> Ishmael> Esau> Palestinians> Islam> hell.
Of the twin brothers, Esau and Jacob, Esau was born first, giving him the traditional birthright. This birthright included: ●The physical land of Israel. ●It even extended to lordship of other nations. ●It included direct blessing from God and ●agricultural prosperity. ●It included divine protection. ●It included the city of Jerusalem.
Once the birthright blessing had been given by the father, he could not take it back. It was legal tender – a legal covenant. (Genesis 27:28-29) Read it!
We know the story: Esau (who became the Arabs and now Palestinians by extension), sold the birthright to Jacob for a single meal. This was a legal transaction and could not be reversed.
Esau, realising his far-reaching mistake, sought to reverse the transaction. “He sought repentance, but found no place for repentance though he sought it with tears.” (Hebrews 12:17) God rejected his tearful repentance attempt!
Beloved brethren, don’t mess with God. There are some limits to repentance, as revealed here. There are seven others. There are some things that will get you hooks in your jaw!
After the sale of the birthright to Jacob, the long list of blessings now fell upon Jacob / Israel and Esau was cut off. He did receive some other blessings, but nothing that was part of the inheritance that now went to Israel – the Jews.
●What if Esau sought repentance and found it? Would that remove Jacob / Israel / Jews from the birthright covenant? No sir, it would not.
●What if Esau just ignored the sale of the birthright and claimed the entire blessing upon Jacob / Israel / Jews as his, repentance or not? Would that restore the birthright to Esau? No never!
●What if Jacob / Israel / Jews themselves gave up their legal birthright and gave it back to Esau / Arabs / Palestinians in violation of God’s covenant and will?
That would not nullify God’s covenant with Israel, from His side, but it will break it from the Jewish side. That would immediately, before the ink on the signed paper was dry, infuriate, enrage, and madden God into wild wrath in a flash – the tribulation period.
Do you see where I’m going with this? I hope you do!
Almost all the nations of the world have sided with the unjust, immoral, illegal claims of Esau, against Jacob / Israel / Jews. That’s the whole story of the Palestinians! But tragically, and very soon, Jacob / Israel / Jews will enter the fray on the side of the antichrist.
Isaiah 28:15-18 “Because you have said, ‘we (Israel) have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (hell) we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves’... (God says :) ‘Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, then you shall be trampled down by it.’” Verse 22 “Destruction is determined, even upon the whole earth.”
This is one of the most tragic portions of scripture in the Bible (above). It brings tears to my eyes!
Here the Jews sign a covenant which they believe will bring them peace and safety. But God calls it a “covenant with death” The Jews believe that this will keep them from the tribulation. God says that He will annul and cancel this covenant with the antichrist, and the result will be them (Israel) going headlong into the tribulation, and not being spared from it!
In a sense, God will put hooks in the jaws of the Jews and draw them into the tribulation because they violated God’s covenant of life and peace with them and instead chose the covenant of death and war with the anti-Semites of the world.
This death-covenant that the Jews will sign is also revealed in Daniel 9:27. This so-called peace covenant will in fact be a satanic attempt to roll back the birthright to Esau...The Palestinians!
What incredible drama – It’s just warming up!
By the way, the Palestinians came up with the slogan: “Kill the Jews.” It is actually saying – “Kill God’s ways and let Islam live!” It is saying, “Gods promise is to Ishmael, Esau, the Palestinians, and not Isaac, Jacob, Israel, and the Jews.
Here is the shock of all shocks: God’s way will endure. In the process He will put hooks in the jaws of the anti-Semitic nations of the world. He will put hooks in the jaws of the churches of replacement theology and draw them all onto the stage of slaughter in the tribulation period.
The true church will go to eternal peace. The counterfeit church will go into the tribulation and then eternal suffering if they do not repent in the tribulation.
Do you know that there is a giant sculpture in front of the UN building of a man beating a sword into plowshares? It has this Millennium verse cast in metal, on the side:
Micah 4:3 “...They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
Poor anti-Semitic UN! Poor conglomerate of fools with hooks in their jaws!
The verse that comes first is this one:
Joel 3:9-10 “Proclaim this among the nations: ‘Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears...’”
Do you know that God will have the last laugh? But His laugh will be the echoing, reverberating, shattering shock of all shocks to the nations!
Isaiah 60:14 “Those who afflicted you (including Germany) shall come bowing to you (Israel), and those who despised you, shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you, ‘the city of the Lord, Zion the Holy One of Israel.”
Numbers 23:20 “Behold, I have received a command to bless (Israel), He has blessed and I cannot reverse it.”
►May I address the political leaders of the world? Some of you have such nice sweet, smooth cheeks. Hooks in jaws will destroy you and your looks forever – and O boy – is it coming soon?
Who will God use?
God will use big guns and big fish -hooks to get His people, the Jews back into their land – firstly in spiritual blindness, and when all are back, He will open their eyes fully.
Jeremiah 16:16 “Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says the Lord and they shall fish for them; and afterwards, I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them...”
The fish-hooks lure the prey, and the hunter drives the prey with guns. Both will be at work in this huge regathering of the Jews. Today there are 8.8 million Jews back in the land. There are 14 million Jews worldwide, so a lot still have to come back.
God will use Israel as His “battle-axe,” His weapon of war. He will use hooks in jaws to entrap His and Israel’s enemies.
Our Lord will use His servants who are spiritually clean for evangelism to the Jews and Gentiles. He will use Israel in the tribulation period because they will be the only nation on earth who will be spiritually clean! Isn’t that a surprise!
God will approve, commend, exalt, favour, glorify, honour and use His own.
What we see now is a great falling away of multitudes of Spirit-less, denominational-type Christians and their leaders. They do not have the power or strength to endure. Why would God use them? Quite simply – He won’t. Satan is using them.
Why would God use any church that resists His plans for Israel? He won’t. Satan is using them.
God will only use those with hooks in their jaws to draw them to destruction!
God will use His people who know, accept and proclaim Bible prophecy.
True Messianic faith is the Abrahamic expression of faith – to the Jews old and new, to the true, clean church, to the coming salvation of many Arabs, to all of Bible prophecy rightly divided and applied. True Messianic faith rejects all anti-Semitism, replacement theology and has an eye on God’s tackle-box of big hooks!
True Messianic faith is an anchor for your soul in these troubled times.
Psalm 24:3-4 “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? It is he who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord.”
Deuteronomy 23:14“The Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore, your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you and turn away from you.”
I created this image, darkening it to give a moody, angry feel. This represents God, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who has chosen Jerusalem.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 413: April 17th 2018
Israel: Born in a day - twice!
Isaiah 66:8 “Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? 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.” Vs 10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her, all you who love her...”
Before we even begin, I must go on record again and reject with total and utter contempt every teaching claiming that this verse above is for the church. It was popularised by the deceived Revelation 12 - sign teachers. That is all pure replacement theology and totally false, as was their entire premise.
Israel born in a day, attacked in a day – twice:
The official birthday of the modern state of Israel is 14th May 1948. The next day, the 15th is Palestinian Nakba Day. This word means, “Day of Catastrophe.” The day after Israel’s birth, she was attacked by six well-equipped Arab nations from every side, when she had only a very small rag-tag defence force. Israel won – with God’s help.
The miracle of Israel’s birth in a day will soon have a powerful likeness as she is born spiritually in a day. Not every last Jew will be born spiritually in a day, but there will be a huge amount that will:
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove the iniquity of that land (Israel) in one day.”
Something incredible will happen to cause this. I believe it will be the rapture of the church that will immediately cause the Jews to become angry and jealous at the same time as they, the chosen people are left behind. It will be the pre-cursor to the opening of the veil of blindness.
If not the rapture it will be something else that will happen on the first day of the tribulation.
The day of the rapture will be the day the tribulation begins. Remember that as Israel, the nation was born; she was attacked the next day, by hordes of Arab armies. Now as Israel sees her Lord in one day, she will be attacked by Satan, the antichrist and his armies of the world right away.
Israel born physically in a day has a precedent and parallel in being born spiritually in a day.
Passover is all about the children of Israel being released from Egyptian slavery - Egypt, being a type of the world-system. Passover saw great liberation and great death and destruction to the enemy.
Israel’s 70th year anniversary is all about Israel’s release form the bondage of Egyptian and Babylonian captivity. Babylon is another type of the world-system.
Does this mean that huge wars and attacks are about to begin? I believe so!
Tomorrow, the 18th April, sees a huge celebration and festive outpouring in Israel marking Israel’s 70th birthday. The day is being tagged by Israel as “A nation born in a day.” (Isaiah 66:8)
All of this is part of the massive, glorious unfolding of God’s wonderful plans.
Here are some 70’s for you:
●70 is the number of completeness. It is the number of judgement relating to Israel.
●70 is also the number of release relating to Israel.
● “70 sevens are determined upon the Jewish people.” (Daniel 9:24) That is “70 sevens” of years until the judgement of the tribulation, which also sees the release of the Jews from blindness.
●Israel was originally made up of 70 (Genesis 46:27, Exodus 1:5 Ruth 4:11.)
●Israel fell into captivity in Babylon for 70 years –then released.
●The Jewish temple was destroyed in 70AD.
●70 Jewish disciples were sent out by Luke 10:1,17
God’s final purposes for Israel are about to take place!
Isaiah 49:6 “Is it too small a thing that you (Israel) should be My Servant...I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Israel will receive the “comfort” of bombs and the “love” of hell again before receiving the comfort and love of God.
Tumultuous times of temples, gore and glory are coming fast.
The attack on Israel is on the go already. It began with the Roman Emperor Constantine in 300AD, it went on and still is on the go from the Catholic church, who hates the idea that Israel is under the control and choice of God and not them.
It is on the go in and through the Palestinians and the religion of Islam.
It is on the go through much of the church in the form of replacement theology.
But the attack will be sharp and furious as soon as the tribulation begins – in fact just before.
Israel is not a land issue, it’s a Satan issue. The entire Israeli – Palestinian problem is a God-said / Satan-said, issue, just as in the Garden! God said to the children of Israel, “dispossess the land and settle in it.” This is for God’s ultimate grand purposes. (Ezekiel 34:11-13, Deuteronomy 1:8).
By the way, “Jerusalem” is mentioned 660 times in the Old Covenant and the synonym, “Zion” is mentioned 158 times. In the New Covenant, Jerusalem is spoken of 146 times and “Zion” 7 times. Total = 971 times. In every single case – no exceptions, God speaks of Jerusalem as His and for His people the Jews.
“Jerusalem” is not even mentioned once in the Quran – not once! Funny thing that the clever fools of CNN and others in the media don’t or won’t acknowledge that!
The name “Jerusalem,” means “City of peace.” The Prince of peace is coming, but on the wings of war, because of the world’s stubbornness and enslavement to Satan.
World peace can only come about in world righteousness. And world righteousness will only come about when Israel is in her rightful, God-ordained place. All of these things are about to explode into horrific world war. God will “put hooks into the jaws” of His enemies and draw them in!
Russia, how do you think you can get those God-hooks out of your jaw? (Ezekiel 38:4)
When will this all occur?
Ezekiel 39:22-29 “So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day forward...after they have borne their shame...When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemy’s lands and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, then they shall know that I am the Lord their God...And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel, says the Lord God.”
The verse above is very powerful indeed and very clear as to what it is speaking about. It is referring to the spiritual blindness of Israel being lifted, and there coming salvation in a day. –Not so? If you think otherwise – you’re an idiot!
So where is the timing in this verse?
Glad you asked! This is one of the closing verses of the great war of Gog and Magog – the Russian invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39.
Most analysts (including myself) refer to this as WW111. Other verses describe it as extremely intense and furious, but short. The nations of Russia, Iran, Syria, Turkey and Israel are key players, together with some other nations.
We have a very strange verse in this discourse. It says that after the war, they will burn the weapons for “seven years” and mark them out in the fields, going back later to clean up. That seems to imply nuclear fallout or chemical contamination of some sort. (Ezekiel 39:9-12)
The “seven years” is important.
Ezekiel declares that the war will be in the latter years (Ezekiel 38:16). It will be after the great re-gathering of Israel to their land, which is now. (Ezekiel 38:8)
We know that the tribulation is seven-years long. There is no indication anywhere in the Bible that weapons of any sort will be burnt and destroyed for seven years in the Millennium!
That means that this war has to take place at or very close to the start of the tribulation period. I hope your mind is doing a double take now!
We know from the verse above that the timing of the salvation of the Jews en-masse is right from day one of the tribulation.
Do you see how close we are to doubly dramatic times!
Beloved brethren, we are on the very verge of eternity! Does that excite you? It does me – intensely! If it doesn’t, may I suggest you go and dip your head in a bath of ice-water to wake you up!
God has exercised His choice:
The biggest and most stupid fools on the planet are the world’s elite politicians and members of the press – the mass-media. They are the epitome, personification and description of true fools.
They think they can override God’s choice and chose their own deluded ways and then spread that to the masses.
For your benefit here are a few verses that it is wise to know well in these days:
2 Chronicles 6:6 “I (God) have chosen Jerusalem that My name may be there...”
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...”
Isaiah 66:5 “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: ‘Your brethren who hated you (replacement theology), who cast you out for My name’s sake...you shall be ashamed.’”
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your (Israel) foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passes away; yes it shall be in an instant, suddenly.”
Isaiah 41:11-16 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish...Behold, I will make you into a threshing sledge with sharp teeth...the whirlwind shall scatter them; you shall rejoice in the Lord and glory in the holy one of Israel.”
God’s plan for Abraham’s family:
This is a summary of the main points of God’s plan for Israel, the Arabs and the church. It is most important to understand all of this very clearly, because it is God’s plan and will work out exactly this way! World – sit up and take note!
The world rejects this plan and replaces it with its own Satan-inspired plan. But guess which plan will endure, and which will end in total destruction?
Israel, born of God through Abraham was to be a righteous nation, holy and pure. Israel was given covenants with God relating to their salvation and to the land. The brother of Israel – the people that became the Arabs (and Palestinians) rejected this plan of God and set themselves in enmity to it.
Various Arab tribes had settled in the land of Israel previously.
God commanded the children of Israel to settle in the land of Israel and dispossess it of the people who were there and totally destroy them and their evil religion, worship, practises and altars. (That would relate to modern Islam.)
If they did not complete this destruction of these heathen nations and their worship, as they settled in the Promised Land, God said that, these people to be dispossessed, would become irritants to Israel and thorns in their side, or should we say that they would become thorns in the apple of God’s eye. Not a good idea! (Numbers 33:50-55)
The children of Israel only partially destroyed these nations as they moved into the land. They disobeyed God.
The entire Arab / Israeli problem today is a manifestation of Israel’s failure to completely obey God.
God’s covenant promises to Israel remained in force and He eventually led Israel to become a nation in one day in 1948 and restored Jerusalem to Israel in 1967.
God declared in His word that He would bring Israel back to their land in their spiritual blindness and open their eyes when they were back. (Isaiah 42:16, Micah 7:8-9)
Numerous prophesies show the many hardships and sufferings the Jews would go though caused by the nations of the world on Israel’s journey to final victory.
The coming of our Lord birthed the church which is also an offshoot of father Abraham. God, through the new-birth, made the church pure and holy in spirit and separate from the world. The church was commissioned by God to take the good news of salvation to the nations and also the warnings of coming judgement.
The church was always to stand with Israel and make her jealous. The gospel was to go to the Jew first and then the Gentiles. (Romans 11:11, Romans 1:16)
Suddenly, in a twinkling of an eye, God is going to remove the church from the world by rapture to heaven while the seven year tribulation and wrath of God occurs on earth, devastating the world.
The Jews, en-mass will be saved, in the tribulation period, but technically not born-again as the church is. Righteousness will be imparted to them as it was with Abraham.
The Arabs, including the Palestinians, will be hostile to the Jews, and try to destroy them and take over Jerusalem and the land. If they succeeded, this would be a triumph for Islam, and the defeat of God’s plan, which He will not allow.
In the tribulation period, the Jews will destroy those that come against them. The Arab nations will be crushed by Israel. Throughout the tribulation, the Jews will be extremely successful in evangelism and taking the gospel to the Gentile nations. Many Arabs get saved in the tribulation period, but not the majority of them.
Ultimately, right at the end of the tribulation, the nations make their final assault against Israel and Jerusalem. With God’s supernatural help Israel destroys all her enemies that attack her. This brings about the climax of the ages and the Second Coming. The church returns with our Lord and a great reunion of Abraham’s children takes place.
The unsaved of the world remain blinded to all of this and especially to the fact that it is all predicted and prophesied in the Bible, even though this grand drama is occurring right before their eyes.
The world and the worldly church have a very good way of getting around all of this. The practitioners of anti-Semitism and replacement theology simply take a sharp pair of satanic scissors and cut all of the verses relating to God’s end-time plan for Israel out of the Bible.
They replace all of God’s promises for Israel with the church. They can’t see that their satanic scissors have gorged their own eyes out!
Now they present their poisoned, satanic hogwash to the world and their congregations! You can’t grow on spiritual poison!
If Bible prophecy reveals all of this up to where we are now, simple logic says that the rest will be fulfilled exactly, and literally, just as it has done in the past.
Do you see what a huge gamble, against immeasurable odds, everyone is taking who rejects or modifies God’s prophetic word?
At the end of this, the greatest drama of all time, all the saved children of Abraham will come together forever as one glorious family of God, while all the children of the devil, the unsaved of the world, unite in hell.
What incredible drama!
Right now we are on the eve of destruction. We are at the dawn of world war. We are at the threshold of the rapture and the beginning of the intense tribulation period. We are at the start of the greatest drama ever to unfold!
Of course our Lord is the God of perfect healing. Why then does He appear, well after the resurrection with scars in His hands? Why will He soon appear to His people the Jews, with wounds in His hands? (Zechariah 13:6)
It is so that there will no ambiguity or mistake in them seeing who their Messiah really is and what suffering He endured for them all!
I took this picture of sparring zebras at Etosha and the background picture and merged them.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!