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This verse, below was given to me by our Lord in December last year to give to you as the crowning verse for 2020. This was just before the corona-virus became a world pandemic:
The heading is, “Babylon humiliated.” End-time Babylon is the modern world system:
Isaiah 47:10-11 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; You have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Romans 14:11 “For it is written, as I live says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me and every tongue shall confess to God.”
Psalm 86:9 “All nations who you have made, shall come and worship before you, O lord and glorify Your name.”
Psalm 72:11 “Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
31st July 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Transforming light, life and power:
How do you know that you are solidly in the Lord’s kingdom, saved and growing in Him? What is you measure of salvation and victory?
It really is all about your transformation and it’s working from inside your heart to the outside. Do you have a growing love for holiness or do you still secretly love evil?
So much in the world is falling apart and creating a nightmare of stress and strain.
Growth in the Lord encompasses standing securely, in victory, in times of troubled waters.
A deathly, dark, demonic deception has descended upon the world, painting its beauty with an unholy ugliness.
The raging nights are thick with sick! Even the stars seem sterile and twinkle-less, hiding behind wafts of mysterious mist as we await the great twinkling-eye signal in the clouds.
This is actually the calm before the storm, the storm before the eternal calm. Yes the storm is calm compared to what’s coming and very soon. In fact comparatively, the world is now a teddy bears’ pick nick – a Mickey Mouse party.
Sounds of sirens reverberate, but are gutted and defunded. Their terror has been stolen from them by the terror of insurrection, revolt, mutiny and anarchy.
Romans 13:3 Rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authorities? Do what is good and you will have praise from them...But if you do evil, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain, for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practises evil.”
The cops are to be a terror to evildoers. If not the terrible reversal takes place and the evildoers become the terror to the cops and all civilised society!
The incidents of insurrection are growing, worldwide. The numbers are growing too. Historically, God acts when many people are affected and influenced by an evil work.
There is no safety in the numbers of rebels. There is only real safety in truth, holiness and righteousness.
Like our Lord in hell as a victor, before His resurrection, so we await our resurrection in a world turned to hell on earth.
Why is the champion of love, the God of all grace and mercy hated so much these days?
There is “another Jesus” who is not hated by the world. He has no cross and no Spirit! (2 Corinthians 11:4)
John 7:7 “The world hates Me because I testify that its works are evil.”
John 15:18 “If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you.”
Psalm 97:10-11 “You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the soul of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous...”
The modern materialistically orientated church teaches you to “find your life in the world.” (Luke 17:33) They teach you to accept all the things that Satan offered our Lord, and he rejected.
►But, there is great safety in and amongst the ministers of the gospel that are close to our Lord. Those who know Him well, and walk with Him are safe and secure. Their light shines in the dark.
As the world prepares for its new world ruler, soon to emerge, know that there are many that you cannot trust anymore. Politicians, billionaires, businessmen, medical men, media, scientific experts and many worldly religious leaders are all tools of the devil in these days.
The one thing you absolutely cannot do at all these days is trust the media. They are driven by a demon monkey on their backs.
The materialistic orientated churches and all the Spirit-less churches are mostly devoid of any end-time understanding. For that reason alone, you need to be careful of them. It’s also no coincidence that they avoid anything on Israel, and even come against God’s plans for Israel.
►Love for the world of necessity means rejection of Israel! The reason is because Israel is God’s chosen “weapon” to destroy the world.” People may not know that, but spirits do!
God’s light must shine by His Spirit to offer real insight into all things related to Israel.
There are tragic effects of coming against Israel: You will be blinded to the truth, made deaf, have your heart hardened, receive a voice of confusion, and be distressed. You will have your neck under God’s knee and laughed at and scoffed at by God and be broken by Him. (There are verses for all of those things)
It’s no good just having a collection of verses in front of you. You need the light of God to receive His sight and insight, especially today. This is the way of godly metamorphosis.
Only the resurrection power of God through the work of the cross produces godly light and sight which is revelatory and transforming. There is a deceptive light as well, born in pride. Dark light is emitted from the absence of the cross and the Spirit of God.
Lucifer means “light bringer” but his light is dark light. Dark light blinds. “Be careful that the light in you is not darkness.” (Luke 11:35)
Job 18:5 “The light of the wicked indeed goes out, and the flame of his fire does not shine.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
1 Corinthians 2:7 “We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory.”
Things today are headed for a climax. Can you see it?
The end of the new world order is a world built and formed by Satan and with the fruits of Satan: Killing, stealing, destroying and lying. The end of God’s new world – the Millennium is a world built on righteousness, peace, holiness and all things glorious.
►If the world is going to simply recover from the pandemic, which many are hoping for and even some Christians are praying for, and the riots will just go away, and the locust plagues will just disappear, and everyone can get back to their normal life of murdering the unborn, homosexuality and other sin, then that would obviously mean that the rapture / tribulation start is a long way off.
That would mean that “All things are going to continue as they have done.” (2 Peter 3:4)
No, world, your day is done, your cake is cooked, your song is sung!
Jeremiah 50:23 “How the hammer of the whole earth (Babylon / end time world) has been cut apart and broken! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations!”
You have nothing to lose by surrendering to our Lord now, and everything to gain – for all glorious eternity!
Edition 508: February 11th 2020.
Amazing Rapture facts
These are words of life!
It’s amazing how new rapture facts just appear in the air all the time. This is because we are getting closer all the time and the true light is getting brighter!
In this edition I want to present you with a number of facts about the rapture all put together, which gives a clearer understanding. I have not shared some of this before.
I will look at some amazing facts and revelation contained in the Feasts of the Lord, particularly Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets.)
This relates to the time of the rapture of the church. So if you are bound in hand-me-down, “no one knows the day or the time,” erroneous church tradition, you better click out of here now, or be prepared to have you cart of apples overturned.
Let me give you some food for thought: God warned Jericho before the coming destruction. He also warned Sodom and Gomorrah, and the people of Noah’s day, and many others.
Would it be that God also warns of the soon coming world-wide destruction called the tribulation period? Of course it is so. Then a logical presumption is that we will know by these warnings when the pre-tribulation rapture will take place.
Many people just can’t and won’t believe their traditional view has been faulty.
Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets)
This is one of the seven feasts of the Lord, which plot the course of world history, Israel and the church, and into the Millennium in their prophetic parallels. The first five have been fulfilled. The remaining three will be fulfilled in the same manner, which is literal.
Rosh Hashanah is the next in line to be fulfilled. (The Feast of Pentecost, the start of the church age was the last one.)
The previous five fulfilled feasts have no trumpet blast associated with them. Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets) has 100 trumpet blasts associated with it and the following two feasts also have trumpet blasts. This means that Rosh Hashanah signals something new on the go.
It is so. It signals the end of the primary dealings of God with the church and a switch-over back to dealings with Israel, completing the Old Covenant (Daniel’s seventieth week).
Rosh Hashanah is unique in that it begins on an unknown day, either one of two, when the new moon is sighted. The feast lasts two days. So, although no one knows the exact day and hour, it’s within a very short period of time – two days.
This is gaining acceptance amongst solid Bible believers.
There are many titles for Rosh Hashanah, all with significant meanings. Here are some:
Rosh Hashanah is called or associated with: ●The hidden day. ●The day of judgement (tribulation period). ●The day of the awakening trumpet blast. ●The last trumpet blast ●The day of remembrance . ●The opening of the gates of heaven. ●The day of the raising of the dead ●The Coronation of the Messiah.
■The hidden day:
The name, “hidden day”, (Yom Hakeseh) is most interesting. This is a parallel with the term “no one knows the day of hour.” The start of Rosh Hashanah and its events are secretly hidden because of its unknown starting point.
Psalm 27:5 “In the time of trouble, He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle, He shall hide me. He shall set me high upon a rock.”
Hebrew scholars relate the verse above to the “time of Jacob’s trouble” or the tribulation period. But it is also closely affiliated with the hidden day of Rosh Hashanah. Many believe (me too) that Rosh Hashanah will be the kick off of the tribulation.
■The opening of the gates of heaven:
Isaiah 26:2 Open the gates that the righteous nation that keeps the truth may enter in.” (Psalm 118:19-20)
Hebrew tradition maintains that these gates will open on Rosh Hashanah. They will open on Yom Hakeseh, the hidden day that no one knows the exact day or hour of.
This relates to the saved believers at the rapture entering the gates of heaven, but also to the gates of heaven being opened for Israel in the broader sense of their salvation during the tribulation.
■The trumpet of awakening speaks of the awakening of Israel to the Messiah which occurs in fullness in the tribulation period. It also is a double reference to the church awakening in resurrection at the rapture.
The term, the “last trumpet” relates to the last trumpet for the church age. There is also a last trumpet for Israel at the Second Coming.
The shofar trumpet was also used at the Exodus (Exodus 19:19). It was also used at the battle of Jericho (Joshua 6:20) and at the Ingathering of Israel (Isaiah 27:13), Most importantly the shofar blast is used to signal the repentance of Israel! (Isaiah 58:1)
■The coronation of Messiah and the wedding relates to the events for the church and our Messiah in heaven after the rapture. (More on this another time).
The point that I have often made and do so again, is if Rosh Hashanah is not fulfilled by the rapture and tribulation start, then what else would find such accurate and amazing fulfilment in this feast? The answer is nothing.
Amazing Hebrew idioms:
We must bear in mind that the Bible was written by Jews to Jews of the Old Covenant and a mostly Jewish early church. There are dozens of Hebrew idioms used in the New Covenant. Not surprisingly many of them relate to our subject – the rapture of the church.
Here are some rapture idioms to throw you into a tail spin:
■No one knows the day or hour. This is actually a Hebrew idiom meaning no one knows the day or hour of the start of Rosh Hashanah because it could be one of two days. But two days is the limit, not a general - no one knows!
Do you see how that changes the well used traditional customary belief? (And it makes such perfect sense!)
If you want to get rid of the Rosh Hashanah connection then the plain use of language means a very short defined period of time and not a wide unknown time.
Day: Strong’s G2250, “hemera.“ Meanings: One single day between light and dark.
Hour Strong’s G5610, “hora.” Meanings: A defined short point in time.
Day and hour means a specific short point in time.
■The twinkling of an eye: The rapture will occur incredibly fast – in a “twinkling of an eye”. (1 Corinthians 15:51)This is another insightful idiom. In Hebrew tradition, the twinkling of an eye is that time period at sunset when the sun hits the horizon and appears to twinkle for a moment.
Does that mean that the rapture will occur at sunset? – Yes, I would say so - Jerusalem time.
These, below are not really idioms, but are misconceptions about the word meanings:
■The last trump is often thought to be the last trump of Revelation 11:15-18. It is not. It is the last trump for the church age. Besides, John wrote the Revelation many years after Paul wrote of the last trump. He could not have been referring to the last trump of Revelation.
■The great apostasy / falling away must come before the rapture, so they say. But the apostasy could also be referring to the rapture itself! It does not have to mean a “falling away from the faith.” In the original, it simply means “departure.” Context must be applied. There are other verses speaking of churches becoming lukewarm and apostate, but on this occasion it refers to the departure of the church – the rapture.
Some rapture facts:
●Come up here:
Revelation 4:1 “After these things, (continuous thought) I looked and behold a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
“After these things” and “after this,” refers to what is immediately after the previous three chapters on the church age. From here on the church is not see on earth again during the tribulation period, but Israel is and so are the saints who are saved during the tribulation.
“Come up here” Strong’s G305, “Anabaino”. Meanings: Spring up. Rise up, enter in, or ascend.
John was raptured at this point, just before the tribulation begins – a type for the church.
Psalm 47:5 “God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of trumpet.”
Romans 11:25 speaks of salvation going to the Jews when he full number of Gentiles has come in. The term “come in” is Strong’s G1525, “Eiserchomai.” Meanings: Come in, enter into existence, or come to life.
The meaning of this is normally seen to be the full number of Gentiles being saved. That is true, but the word meaning also applies perfectly to the rapture. In other words, when the full number of Gentiles (the church) has been raptured, all Israel will be saved!
How and amazing is that?
If we take it a step further, who is it that acts as God’s evangelists in the tribulation period? It should be the church, but the church is nowhere to be found. It is Israel and God Himself.
Note: In the tribulation period there will be a huge apostate Babylonian-influenced church, left behind at the rapture that will be trying to win people to their false-prophet led false church.
The rapture will be a hated thing because it separates forever. The world church will have no rapture, because they are not separated from the world in the first place. Even their Jesus is a cross-less unholy, fictitious Jesus – another Jesus!
2 Kings 2:11 “Then it happened, as they continued and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”
The rapture is the great separator! By the way, the word “holy” means separate, apart, pure.
The rapture will be hated because it will remove people who are 100% perfect from the unholy, unrighteous, sin-loving masses. Yes, true believers are 100% perfect in their re-born spirit, not in soul or body. Unbelievers have no re-born spirit. They are one with their father the devil.
●“It was given to Satan to overcome the saints”! (Revelation 13:7) But how can this be? As born-again, Spirit-filled believers, Satan can’t get to “God in us.” The reason is because those being referred to hear are a different sort of saint. These are the tribulation saints, who are not born-again in the same way as the church is.
This means that believers of the church age and of the tribulation will have certain fundamental difference to them. This is a pre-tribulation rapture proof.
●At the rapture we get new bodies that will never marry or die. (Matthew 22:30) At the Second Coming, those saved during the tribulation get longevity restored and the curse lifted, but they will marry and will still die in the Millennium.
So if you believe in a post-tribulation rapture, you have to accept that the church will be those who have longevity restored, and still marry. (1 Corinthians 15:52)
Dramatic rapture changes to our bodies:
●Corruption puts on incorruption. ●Dishonour becomes glory. ●Weakness gives way to great power. ●The natural becomes spiritual and supernatural. ●Mortal becomes immortal. ●Our limited knowledge changes to all knowledge and pure wisdom. ●This body of humiliation changes to exaltation. ●This temporal life becomes eternal. ●We become like Him – holy.
The rapture and Israel:
It is vitally important to know that there is an unbreakable connection between God’s plans for Israel and the rapture. The rapture ends the church age and begins the dispensation of Daniel’s seventieth week of years – the tribulation period.
There is not one verse of scripture indicating that Israel in the tribulation is the church. If you try to make it so, you will have endless problems fitting the prophetic scriptures together.
Israel today is effectively a sad “bread-basket of tears” but will be turned to joy and celebration, as they finally fulfil what they were called and chosen for in the beginning.
Isaiah 65:19 “I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in My people; the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her nor the voice of crying.”
The speed of the Rapture:
One of the reasons the Bible defines the rapture and the Second Coming so differently is to maintain a dispensation difference, and to warn of the great danger of people falling for the antichrist.
At the rapture of the true church, the Lord descends to snatch and grab believers up into the air and on to heaven at lightning speed. At the rapture believers go immediately to heaven without coming back to this earth for anything, not even to finish their cheesecake.
This is not how it happens at the Second Coming, where our Lord descends slowly as He left, and touches down on the Mount of Olives, from where He goes into Jerusalem. The world will see this event through the media, but not the rapture.
If you mix these up and say, as many do, that there is only one event, you are in danger of receiving the antichrist, because he will walk around Jerusalem where he will proclaim himself to be God. He does not descend to snatch anyone into the air at lightning speed.
If replacement theology or the post-tribulation rapture doctrine is correct, the church replaces Israel and therefore goes through the tribulation period. This is when Israel will be saved en masse. That would mean that the church gets saved in the tribulation en masses! That is insanely illogical.
Will the rapture be a surprise?
It will be to most and won’t be to true believers who are informed watching and ready.
Revelation 3:3 (Headed - message to the dead church)...”If you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I come upon you.”
Matthew 24:43 “If the head of the house had been awake, he would have watched and known what hour the thief would come.”
This is effectively saying: If you wake up I will not come to you as a thief and you will know the time.
Was Noah surprised by the flood? No, but the masses were.
Luke 12:56 Jesus rebuked those for not knowing the signs of the weather in relation to the signs of time of His coming.
Matthew 24:33 “So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, at the very doors.”
I get so excited about the thought of all the glory that is coming. I can’t wait, but have to. In the mean time set your focus on eternity and not on this world. Make proclamations and decrees and write them out. Make many prayers about it all.
Wonderful things are coming soon!
This beautiful wild fig tree near my home is called “The inhabited tree.” In wars gone by, one side made tree houses up in the branches to hide from their enemy and also to hide from lions below.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 507: February 4th 2020.
Covenant of death:
These are words of life!
If painted today, Michelangelo’s legendary masterpiece of God reaching across to touch the open handed finger of Adam, would require Adam to have a clenched fist of defiance, resistance, revolt, contempt and confrontation.
Joseph Stalin, on his death bed was seen to sit up and shake his fist at the ceiling.
It is the love of God that has reached down to lost humanity in salvation with outstretched, open arms. To refuse His love, ways and word is to refuse and reject His eternal covenant promises.
Right before us now, is the clenched fist of the world’s contempt for God’s word and His eternal covenant promises to Israel.
This edition contains some powerful revelation from the heart of God, and some little known facts of fury to come, from our Lord. Many of these things will be a shock.
This is of major, momentous importance and significance for Israel, the church and the world.
How did it all begin?
To effectively look at the Israeli / Palestinian problem today, we have to look at its origin.
The diagram below succinctly, unquestioningly explains it all.
In a nutshell, God chose the top line in blue for His work and rejected the bottom line in red. The Palestinians are essentially Arabs stemming from Ishmael and Esau.
The promises and blessing of God through eternal covenant went to the blue line and not the red line. Remember that Esau sold his birthright to Jacob / Israel in a legal transaction.
Here’s the big thing: God’ covenant promise to Israel includes the land, but the Palestinians now want to reverse this and claim their birthright to the land, which they sold to Israel. Do they have any rights to the land? NO.
Bit Israel messed up really badly. God told them to clear out the Promised Land of all its inhabitants and their idols and false religion, when the moved in. But they only did this partially, creating the entire problem even today.
Here it is laid out by our God:
Numbers 33:50-55 “Speak to the children of Israel saying; ‘when you have crossed the Jordan, into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones and high places. You shall divide the land by lot as an inheritance among your families...but if you do not drive them out, then it shall be that those you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.”
The nature of the Palestinians:
Ishmael and Esau were the fathers of the Arab nations, and by extension are types of the Palestinians today, who, in reality are a man-made nation.
What follows applies generally to all of the red line in the diagram above:
Genesis 16:12 “He (Ishmael) shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand shall be against him and he shall dwell (on the borders) with his brethren.”
Genesis 27:40-41 “By your sword (Esau) you shall live, and you shall serve your brother. It shall come to pass that when you become restless, that you shall break his yolk from your neck. So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him and Esau said in his heart, ‘The days of mourning my father are at hand, then I will kill my brother Jacob / Israel.”
Ezekiel 35:5-6 “Because you have an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore as I live says the Lord God. I will prepare you for blood and blood will pursue you.
Summary of the nature of the Palestinians: ●Wild man, ● against everyone, ● lives by the sword (violence / terrorism), ●hatred for Jacob / Israel. ●Ancient hatred ●Kill Jacob (Jews)
Do you see how incredibly accurate these descriptions are? You can extend them into the entire Arab / Palestinian situation today! The end goal is to kill the Jews, thus killing God’s plans for them!
This is essentially why the Palestinians will never be able to make genuine peace. This is also a description of the spirit of anti-Semitism.
By the way, Jordan is the ancient land of Edom the home of the original Palestinians. (Esau). Edom means: “Red.”
The great, grand return:
So now we have briefly seen that the problems all began because Israel did not obey God and fully cleanse the Promised Land when they entered in. Israel’s rebellion to God led to their dispersion amongst the nations.
2 Kings 17:15-18 “They rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers...Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight.”
Now comes the great prophesied return of the Jews to their land. (Isaiah 42:16, Isaiah 29:18) The return has been on the go for some time, but is not complete yet.
Here is an amazing thing, which you and the world’s leaders would do well to take serious note of:
►There is only one time that God refers to doing something with His “whole heart and whole sole” and it is in connection with the restoration of Israel:
Jeremiah 32:37-41 “Behold, I will gather them (Israel) out of all countries where I have driven them in My anger...They shall be My people and I will be their God...And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good...I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and all My soul.”
Leviticus 26:9 “For I the Lord will be leaning towards you, rendering you fruitful, multiplying you, and establishing My covenant with you” (Israel).
The phrase “leaning towards you” is beautiful. It pictures a person turning to you, leaning forward, and giving attention to you, with favour and closeness. It is the opposite of what happened at the dispersion, when God turned away from Israel.
What to me is so amazing is that we have verses like these two above, with their profound meaning, and yet so many world leaders, and church leaders, in their deep, dark blindness resist God’s plans!!
The return to the land is nullified in significance by the evil doctrine of replacement theology.
The great obstruction:
The key words in the verses below are in bold. They clearly show that Israel and not the Palestinians have God’s authority, and choice in the form of inheritance of the land and the city. All else is an ungodly obstruction to the great return of Israel to their land and soon to their Lord – our Lord!
Jeremiah 12:14-17 “Against all My evil neighbours who touch the inheritance which I have caused My people Israel to inherit. Behold, I will pluck them out of their land and pluck out the house of Judah from among them. Then it shall be after I have plucked them out that I will return and have compassion on them (Israel)...and bring them back to their land.”
Nehemiah 2:19-20 (To people who represent the origin of the Palestinians) ‘What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?’ So I answered them and said to them, ‘The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, (in Jerusalem) but you have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.”
1 Kings 8:53 “For You separated them (Israel) from among the peoples of the earth to be Your inheritance as You spoke by Your servant Moses, when You brought our fathers out of Egypt.”
1Chronicles 16:17-18 “The covenant which God made with Abraham and his son Isaac and confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying, to you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.”
The entire Palestinian question right here – based on these four verses above!
As far as the Holocaust goes, Israel says, “We shall never forget”, and the anti-Semitic world says, “We shall never remember!” By the way, if you look at the German Nazi Party of WW11 and Israel today, who won? And talk about a win- even out of the ashes, of despair!
You see, you can’t kill or silence God’s work, ways and plans, especially those He is doing, with “His whole heart and soul”, while “leaning forward” attentively to Israel. You will only get yourself killed!
God’s double whammy will be the destruction of the Palestinians, and the judgement upon Israel for her rebellion against Messiah, the latter ending in great victory.
God’s instructions for the land and city:
The verse below shows the exact opposite of the issue today with the so-called settlements and territories. It’s not Israel who are the occupiers, it’s the Palestinians!
Malachi 1:4 “...Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘They (Edom – Palestinians today) may build but I will throw down; they shall be called the Territory of Wickedness, and the people with whom the Lord will have indignation forever. Your eyes shall see, and you shall say, The Lord is magnified beyond the border of Israel.”
2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
Zechariah 2:12 “The Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land and will again choose Jerusalem.”
Joel 3:20 “Judah (Present day West Bank) shall abide forever and Jerusalem from generation to generation.” (Note is Judah and not the West bank that abides!)
Proverbs 22:28 “Do not remove the ancient landmark (border peg), which your fathers have set.”
Do you think our Lord is going to share His name with Islam? You have to be insane!
There are 9 million residents of Israel now. 6 million are Jews. There are 13 million Palestinians (all Muslims) including the so-called refugees. A simple one man one vote situation would vote Islam into power! Do you see why the one-state / two-state solution is a little complicated?
Biblically, prophetically that won’t happen.
The covenant of death:
Isaiah 28:15-18 “Because you have said, ‘we 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 means that to come into the new antichrist peace covenant, Israel has to break God’s eternal covenant with them. Israel will think that this new covenant with death will give them peace and they will not be clobbered by the tribulation!
Why does the tribulation’s wrath spread to the whole world? Because all the nations are in with the deal and push Israel to make a peace deal with the antichrist.
The comeuppance and retribution of rebellion to God has terrible “rewards” of wrath. The reprisal of well-earned justice will be vengeance upon the pride of the nations.
The political left, worldwide today, is not what it was; it has been taken over by spirits of evil, particularly the Jezebel spirit. They are all working to bring the antichrist onto the stage. They are co-workers to bring in the covenant of death!
At some point, very soon, Israel will be coaxed and hoaxed into breaking God’s eternal land covenant with them and signing the antichrist peace treaty of Daniel 9:27.
The Trump / Kushner peace plan is not the Daniel 9:27 covenant, but may turn out to be a step on the way to the antichrist covenant.
God’s peace plan was revealed long before the Palestinian state was even a thought in the devils mind. But before God’s peace rolls out, tragically Israel will fall for the devils peace treaty of death!
But as we see in the verse below, end-time pride in the heart of man causes him to choose the antichrist’s peace covenant and brings terrible destruction.
Isaiah 24:4-6 “...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.”
The covenant of life:
In talking about covenants, I am in no way implying that believers need to come under the Law.
Note in the verses below that God, from His side, keeps His covenant:
Psalm 89:34 “My covenant I will not break, nor alter My word that has gone out from My mouth.”
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God (upon the Jews) are irrevocable.”
This verse above is written to the Jews, not the church, although it can be applied to the church.
Malachi 2:5 “My covenant was with him, one of life and peace, and I gave them to him that he might fear Me, so he fears Me and was reverent before Me.”
Romans 11:27 “This is My covenant with them (Israel), when I take away their sins.”
Note in the verses above that the true covenant of life from God is not “peace and safety” but “life (risen life) and peace, and it involves sin being removed by the cross – the only thing that can do it.
The antichrist covenant of “peace and safety,” swims in putrid sin, with no cross, which is why it is the covenant of death and hell. (Isaiah 28:15)
So, it’s the covenant of death or the covenant of life and if you chose neither, you have chosen the covenant of death.
The grand summary:
The key words from this edition are: ●Evil neighbours. ●They (Palestinians) will be thorns in your side. (Israel) ●No Palestinian inheritance in Jerusalem. ●Territories of wickedness. ●Covenant of death and hell. ●Covenant of life. ●Destruction is determined on the whole earth. ●Broken the everlasting covenant. ●Make no covenant with them. ●God brings Israel back with all His heart and soul.
The bottom line revealed in this edition is that the Palestinians will never be honest peace makers, and that no Palestinian state will bring peace. Rather it will bring war and wrath.
You really have to be a totally dumb idiot, or totally demon controlled to see a sign saying “Bridge Missing” and then drive over the cliff!
There is enough scripture right here in this edition to be a great sign! Yet in the “wisdom” of the world’s foolish intellectuals, not only have they ignored the signs, but thrown them right out. The funny thing is that it changes nothing. In fact that very rejection is prophetic as well!
Watchmen: Watch, look well, wait, observe, preserve, beware and, save.
Isaiah 49:19 “For your waste and desolate places (land of Israel) and the land of your destruction, will even now be too small for the inhabitants.” (In the completed return)
Mountains in the mist! I took this picture from a chopper some years ago, flying over the Champagne Castle area of the Drakensberg. Beautiful, but hard things in those clouds!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 506: January 28th 2020.
Israel and the nations:
These are words of life!
Many people seek to find the best place in the world to live. The problem is that the heart of man is the same everywhere. There may be variables, but be sure, “finding your life in the world” isn’t wise. Be where God wants you to be.
There’s a principle contained in Genesis 12:3 promising that if you bless Israel you will be blessed and if you curse Israel you will be cursed, which extends far beyond the individual.
God deals with individuals, families, businesses, ethnic nations and governments of the world. Amongst other things, God deals with them based on how these entities deal with Israel.
Obadiah 1:15 “The day of the Lord upon all nations is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”
This is a most exciting subject in which there is great biblical, prophetic insight, that people and nations would be wise to take note of. Political leaders – take note!
Nations, take careful note of the repeating patterns and how nothing has changed.
The big mistake:
The big mistake in some Christian thinking is that they can transform the world. You can’t get rid of the world’s evil heart no matter how good you make it look on the outside. You must die to the world. The same applies to the self-life. (Galatians 6:14)
There is a degree of betterment and blessing that comes to a nation under God, but it still remains part of the world-system, and these days it’s all a lot more spiritually charged!
The world’s problems can never be solved by those in and of the world, because the world cannot see the truth. There is no way to know truth apart from knowing the God of all truth. (Except for the basics)
Only when you are truly born of God do you hear His word for yourself, the nations and for Israel. When you know God and His word you can also see those who don’t.
When you are truly born of God, hearing His voice becomes instinctive. If not, you are in trouble, or you have a lot of forsaking and growing ahead of you.
It is imperative that nations know the basics of God’s plans for Israel, especially now while they are all being unfolded before our eyes. But, as we know, few do or even care – to their terrible detriment! (Unfortunately that includes a large part of the church.)
God hardened the heart of the already rebellious Pharaoh, so that he would pursue the Jews after he let them go, and God puts hooks in the jaw of anti-Semitic Russia to draw her into war with Israel.(Ezekiel 38) Do you think he will do nothing to the rebellious church that comes against Israel? He will cut them off! (Romans 11:22) In fact many of them are already cut off and they haven’t even noticed!
It’s not very clever, to come against Israel or Jerusalem. That makes you an enemy of God, inspired by Satan.
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you!
God brings judgment on nations not so much for their sin, but because their spiritual light has gone out, and then what follows is an anti-Semitic stance leading to their judgement.
The united assembly of fools:
Please read the following verses. They paint a dramatic and powerful picture of end-time nations – playing out right now. These verses alone put any Shakespeare plot to shame!
Isaiah 54:15-17 “Indeed they (nations) shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles 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.”
Psalm 83:2-5 “Behold Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up the head. (Pride) They 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 be remembered no more’. For they have consulted together, with one consent; they form a confederacy against You.”
Psalm 21:11-12 “Many (nations) intended evil for you, they devised a plot. You will make them turn back. You will make ready Your arrows on Your string towards their faces.”
Micah 4:11 “Many nations have gathered against you (Israel), who say, let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord, nor do they understand His counsel; for He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor”. (Tribulation)
Note this string of words from the above verses: ●Crafty counsel, ●Consulted together x2, ●One consent, ●Confederacy, ●A plot devised, ●Let’s defile Israel.
This is the collective, assembled course of the nations united in demon possession!
The nations “swear an oath” against Israel, causing her to “eat ashes and mingle her drink with tears.” (Psalm 102:8-10) But God will make these nations a “firepan in the woodpile – a fiery torch,” and will save Jerusalem” (Zechariah 12:6)
As the tribulation of great judgement gets underway, we see the great tragedy of the nations in rebellion to God, giving their power and authority to Satan – the antichrist.
Revelation 17:13-14 “These (nations) are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are called chosen and faithful.”
Ultimately these foolish nations gather under their new world leader – the antichrist, and make the most futile attempt in all history to make war against the living God.
Revelation 19:19 “I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.”
Zechariah 12:2-3 “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding nations, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And 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 (divide it) will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall happen in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
Zechariah 2:8 “...He who touches you (Israel) touches the apple of His eye.”
The mass-media, the mouthpiece of the god of the world, will promote and spread the terrible, horrendous, hideous, assembled, plot and counsel of the nations against Israel.
God defends Israel:
The history of Israel and Jerusalem has been of satanic attempts to stamp out God’s calling on Israel, which is all culminating and dovetailing in these days.
The scary scars of war are etched all over Jerusalem, engraved, incised, inscribed, impaled and imprinted forever upon her stones. The brandings of the Holocaust are burned into the psyche of every Jew. The saving wounds of Messiah’s bloodshed, currently rejected, are soon to be seen with clarity and great joy – more than Israel’s companions. (The church!)
Psalm 45:7 “You love righteousness and hate wickedness therefore God, your God has anointed you, with the oil of gladness, more than your companions.”
The nations of the world think they can “hunt the souls of My people and keep themselves alive” (Ezekiel 13:18-19). They are world champion fools!
Ezekiel 39:3 (WW111) “I will knock the bow out of your left hand (Russia) and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand. You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and peoples who are with you. I will give you to the birds of prey and beasts to be devoured.”
Isaiah 66:14-16 “The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants and His indignation to His enemies. For behold the Lord will come with fire and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury and His rebuke with flames of wrath, and the fire shall devour them.”
Man’s inhumanity to man at the Holocaust was the result of the Nazi party, the military leaders, Hitler and Satan – all in that order. Today we are seeing the same thing in the nations of the world. It’s going that way exactly. It just hasn’t reached its climactic manifestation in the coming Holocaust.
The glorious end for Israel:
Deuteronomy 28:37 “You shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword (curse-word) among all the nations where the Lord will drive you.” (Anti-Semitism)
Zephaniah 3:20 “At that time I will bring you back. I will gather you and give you fame and praise among all the people of the earth, when I return your captives before your eyes, says the Lord.”
Zechariah 8:23 “In those days 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.”
Psalm 68:13 “Though you (Israel) are down among the sheepfolds, yet you will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.”
Isaiah 17:7 “In that day a man will look to his Maker, and his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel.”
►Where is America in Bible prophecy? If the US remains a friend of Israel it will survive, allied with Israel, and be blessed. If not – goodbye cruel world – USA!
The Star of David:
The Israeli Star of David, their eternal symbol, has a very interesting history. It is no coincidence that it, like the menorah, was chosen to represent the nation of Israel. Even the blue colour of the star on the flag has biblical origins.
The Star of David is synonymous in many respects with the pomegranate. The star’s pattern comes from the crown (calyx) of the pomegranate, which has numerous other spiritual meanings.
Pomegranate: ●It is an ancient symbol of new birth and life representing the blood line of the Jews. ●It has numerous seeds in it which represent Israel with numbers like the sand of the sea. There are usually 613 seeds in the pomegranate corresponding to the 613 Hebrew laws. ●It is a symbol of victory and prosperity. ●Pomegranate blossoms were embroidered on the High Priest’s ephod. Small golden pomegranate-shaped bells were sown onto the base of the High Priest’s garment, so that when he walked in the Holy of Holies, people outside the veil could hear him walk, meaning he was alive and God had accepted the sacrifice for the sins of Israel. ●The little pomegranate bells were called, “The bells of life.” (One was recently unearthed near the Temple Mount). ●Pomegranates are one of the foods used at Rosh Hashanah – the Feast of Trumpets. They are traditionally eaten on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, being called the “new fruit”, symbolising the new-year and a new dispensation.
What a lot of exciting, relevant symbolism!
David and Goliath today:
Like Goliath, the nations that mess with Israel, don’t know what they’re up against!
The Arab nations including the Palestinians, if we could call them a nation (which they are not), have historically come against Israel, to their own detriment. Goliath is a type of the Palestinians today with their world of supporters against Israel (David).
The outcome will be the same!
Interestingly the name Goliath, means “splendour”, coming from a root word meaning to “reveal.” The revelation of his affront against Israel was and is today, splendid in the sight of Israel enemies.
Goliath came from Gath, next to Gaza. Gath means “winepress.” (Strong’s H1661) The tribulation period is also called God’s winepress! (Revelation 14:19-20, Isaiah 63:2-3)
Goliath was six cubits high, had six pieces of armour and had a sword weighing six hundred shekels. In other words 666! (The number of the antichrist). David buried the head of Golaith in Jerusalem. Legend says at Galgotha, which name means “the skull.” (The name Calvary also means “skull”) This was where our Lord was crucified, crushing the head of Satan in the overall process.
Interesting the Bible says the sword of Goliath was wrapped in cloth and kept hidden behind the ephod – the High Priests garment. (1 Samuel 21:8-9)
There is a lot of prophetic symbolism here. We have not seen the end of Goliath and his sword of attack against Israel yet! But the world’s “swords” must first get through God’s holy ephod – His word, where they will again be doomed!
The big take away is that Goliath was blind to God and therefore weak, and David, who knew God, was deadly! Shall I say that again: David (Israel today) is deadly! David today is already the victor!
How exciting and amazing it is to be child of David’s offspring – not a child of Rome!!
The nature of the coming peace treaty:
I will be writing more on this after the “deal of the century” has been revealed today.
The antichrist rides out onto the world’s stage with a bow, but no arrows. (Revelation 6:2) Contrast this with our Lord at the Second Coming - Revelation 19:11-13. A bow and no arrows speak of deception and the coming peace covenant.
The word “bow” (above) is the same word as the rainbow in the sky at the end of Noah’s flood. The ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat as the flood subsided. Ararat means: “The curse is reversed.” But be very careful here, because there is a great deceptive peace covenant coming that will promise that the “curse” of Israel will be reversed! The true promise of peace comes at the end of the tribulation, after judgement, the same as at the end of the flood – not at the start.
Daniel 11:32 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant (existing), he will corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.”
We are fast approaching the critical time of great disaster for many nations as well as a time of reprieve for some nations who will support God’s plan for Israel.
Your source of information on these things is of vital, importance. You don’t want to be on the wrong side, which is the side of most nations and their deceived, blinded leaders and media.
Jeremiah 31:10 “Hear the word of the Lord O nations (Gentiles) and declare it in the isles afar off and say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.”
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen as His inheritance.”
This is one of my older art works representing Jerusalem. There are a number of hidden symbols in the mixed media painting, which is a collage with some gold leaf and cement.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 505: January 21st 2020.
Amazing hidden prophecies:
These are words of life!
Knowing and understanding who the biblical end-time players are as revealed by their ancient names, gives us some incredible insights. Most people would simply read over or not understand them without the knowledge of their present identity and role.
There is never a problem in applying modern day names to ancient nations or applying modern day terms to ancient factors. For example; modern day weaponry can be used instead of arrows, spears, horses and the like, when it is prophetic. Troops “flying like a cloud” would be a reference to aircraft. But be careful not to go beyond pure face-value logic.
Interpretation of Bible prophecy is normally straight forward, but application of that prophecy to modern events gives it a double reference, and that’s where we need to be very careful.
Come with me on an adventure into little-known, but amazing Bible prophecies for today.
What follows relates to Israel’s rebellion, rejection and soon coming salvation, and those who stand with her.
Israel in rebellion:
Hosea 13:3 (Sin of Israel) “Therefore they shall be like the morning cloud, and the early dew which vanished away, like chaff blown off from a threshing floor and like the smoke of a chimney.”
The cloud, dew, chaff and smoke all dissipate quickly. This was a picture of Israel being influenced by the Babylonian sins of Baal worship introduced by Ephraim.
Note that the morning cloud and dew refer to Israel in rebellion, when they should be for growth. Then we see the chaff of the threshing floor and the smoke of burning, which are prophetic types of the Holocaust and the tribulation period, and the Holocaust to come!
Hosea 14:1-2-5 “O Israel, return to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take words with you, and return to the Lord, and say to Him, ‘Take away all iniquity (repentance); receive us graciously, for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips...I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from him. I will be like the dew to Israel, he shall grow like the lily...His roots and branches shall be strong and spread, his beauty shall be like the olive tree.”
Note the incredible contrast between the disappearing dew of Hosea 13:3 and the dew which produces godly growth as Israel’s rebellion turns to repentance.
Who is Ephraim?
Joseph had a Gentile (Egyptian) wife who bore him two sons – Ephraim and Manasseh The name “Ephraim” means: “God has made me fertile.”
Ephraim became one of the 12 tribes of Israel. He got into all sorts of occult and pagan troubles. He was credited with leading the children of Israel astray. (Hosea 9:10-11)
Hosea 5:3-5 “I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; for now O Ephraim, you commit harlotry; Israel is defiled...The pride of Israel testifies to his face; therefore Ephraim and Israel stumble in their iniquity; Judah also stumbles with them.”
The failure of Ephraim to remove the Canaanites (origins of Palestinians) from the Promised Land as commanded by God is the very reason for the present day Palestinian problem. It is also the tragic reason the church is filled with Babylon! It has not purged out paganism. (Judges 1:29, Joshua 16:10.)
Hosea 7:8-9 “Ephraim has mixed himself with the nations. Ephraim is a cake half baked. Aliens have devoured his strength, but he does not know it...”
Ephraim was guilty of “baking cakes to the queen of heaven” (Jeremiah 7:15), which provoked the Lord to anger. Cakes to the queen of heaven are associated with Easter, hot cross buns and the Catholic wafer.
It is mixture with paganism that leaves God’s children half-baked and prepared on one side only, and “devours” their strength. In fact the word “Babylon” means “mixture.”
Psalm 106:35-36 “They mingled with the Gentiles and learned their works; they served their idols, which became a snare to them.”
But Israel will return to the Lord and repent and Ephraim will be involved!
Jeremiah 31:19-20 “Surely after my turning, I repented and after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, yes, even humiliated...I will surely have mercy on Ephraim says the Lord.”
The identity of Ephraim in modern times is prophetically important. (Genesis 41:50-53. Genesis 48:17-20) Ephraim today has been swallowed up by the Gentile nations. Only a spiritual identity fits Ephraim today. Many believe that Ephraim is the largely Gentile church with a heart for Israel.
The descendants of Ephraim are predicted to become a “multitude or fullness of the nations.” (Genesis 48:19) This ties in with Romans 11:25-26 speaking of the partial hardening of Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in.)
Jacob prophesied over the two sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, and made the sign of the Hebrew letter “tav” (similar to an “X” or a cross), as he spoke. This letter is also called “The sign of the covenant. But it is also in the form of a cross.
This implies that Ephraim’s end-time identity will be associated with the cross.
Genesis 48:14-16 “Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn...The Angel (Lord) who has redeemed me from all evil, blessed the lads, saying: ‘Let my name be named among them, and the names of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” (Lit= “fish in the midst of the land.”)
Two sticks become one:
Ezekiel 37:16-17 “Son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For Judah and the children of Israel, (and) his companions, then take another stick and write on it’, ‘for Joseph the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel,(and) his companions.’ Then join them one to another for yourself.”
Ezekiel 37:19 “Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions; and I will join them with it and make them one stick and they will be one in My hand.”
These two verses above are profound indeed! They speak of Judah and Israel being joined as one, but with them in the joining, are the “companions!” Who are these companions? They are not Judah and Israel. They can only be the spiritual friends of Judah and Israel – the pro-Israel, largely Gentile church, which is Ephraim today. Note that they all become one.
The two sticks becoming one is a parallel with the wild olive branch (the church) being grafted into the natural olive tree. (Israel)
The Ekklesia is Ephraim the “commonwealth of Israel” who are saved Jews and Gentiles.
Zechariah 9:13-15 “I have bent Judah My bow, fitted the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons O Greece, and made you like the sword of a mighty man.”
In the verse above we see that Ephraim assists Israel in becoming a “mighty man.” This may be in warfare, but must certainly is in spiritual warfare, as many who are awake to God are already engaged in by“standing in the gap” for Israel.
Jeremiah 31:6 “There shall be a day when the watchmen shall cry on Mount Ephraim, ‘Arise and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’”
Who are the watchmen of Mount Ephraim (above)? There is no Mount Ephraim in Israel, so this is speaking symbolically of the end-time watchmen who stand for Israel. It excludes all those who think they are watchmen for the Lord but have an open or hidden anti-Israel bias – and there are many of them! They are true traitors in the Trojan!
Some believe Ephraim is only one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel. Some believe Ephraim is Britain, some the US, and some the church. Ephraim refers to one of the tribes, but most certainly to the pro-Israel church as well. That would include some of the church in Britain, the USA and everywhere, but not the churches of replacement theology anywhere.
Zechariah 10:6-9 “I will strengthen the house of Judah, and will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; for I am the Lord their God and I will hear them. Those of Ephraim shall be as a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as with wine. Yes the children shall see it and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the Lord...they will remember Me in the far countries.”
A strong rapture prophecy:
What follows is very interesting. Strong’s concordance is not the inspired word of God at all, but there many hidden meanings and messages in numbers and word-meanings. Is it just a coincidence? I think not:
Strong’s uses the letter “H” to signify that the following word is in Hebrew and “G” to signify Greek or the New Covenant.
Enoch was raptured 669 years before the flood of Noah. Enoch represents the rapture of the mostly Gentile church, being a Gentile himself. Strong’s H669 is the word “Ephraim.” The word to describe the birth of the church at Pentecost (Acts 2:4) is the word “utterance” Strong’s G669.
Now have a look at this 669:
Isaiah 66:9 (Zion travails and gives birth) “Shall I bring to the time of birth and not cause delivery? Says the Lord...”
This verse speaks of Israel being born in a day and has a double reference to her soon coming spiritual birth, which will take place en masse after the rapture. In fact the rapture will be the chief cause for Israel’s sudden repentance as they realise they were left behind.
The Hebrew Bible mentions Jerusalem 669 times.
So, we see a clear association of 669 with Israel, her coming spiritual birth, the pro-Israel church, the rapture, and even Jerusalem.
Many of the things relating to God’s plan for Israel appear to be hidden because they’re scattered in verses all over the Bible. So what I’ve done now, for your benefit, is compiled this insight – all in one place, and all from Bible verses. I’ve put them together as an evolving story.
These are Bible verses, just without the chapter and verse numbers included, for easy reading:
●Israel will be regathered and at that time repent. ●Her iniquity will not be found anymore due to God’s pardon. ● God Himself will seek Israel for redemption. ●Israel shall never be ashamed or disgraced again – forever. ●They will never again be cut off, and shall receive an everlasting name. ●The iniquity of Israel will be removed in one day! ●Israel shall be to God a special treasure above all people - a kingdom of priests. ●Israel shall be to God a sweet smelling aroma. ●Israel will recognise that the Lord is in this place and they did not know it. How awesome is this place (of knowing God). ●The Lord will defend Jerusalem like birds flying about. ●All Israel’s enemies will be confounded. ●God’s redemptive work with Israel will be as a banner to the nations, which banner the nations, shall be afraid of. ●Israel will suddenly become a light to the Gentile nations, to the ends of the earth, because He has glorified them. ●Israel will walk in holiness and the fear of the Lord. ●Shame will cover the heads of her enemies, who will put their hands over their mouth in shock and they shall lick the dust in great fear. ●Some will grab the sleeve of a Jew because God is with them. ●The earth will shake when Israel repents. ●Israel will say that God is our God and God will say, Israel is My people. ● God will set a plum line in Israel for her growth. ●God will give truth to Israel. ●They shall be the branch of His planting and be glorified by God. ●They will be beautiful like an olive tree, purified and refined. Israel will not reckon itself with the nations and will be separate - a holy people. ●They will be a joy, a praise, and an honour. ●Not one word of God’s promises to Israel will fail.
But Israel will go through great fiery trouble on her way to victory:
Isaiah 4:2-4 “Those of Israel who have escaped and those who remain in Zion and Jerusalem, will be called holy, when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the blood of Jerusalem, by the spirit of judgement and by the spirit of burning.”
Ezekiel 22:20 “As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow fire on it to melt it, so I will gather you in My anger and fury and I will leave you there and melt you.”
Zechariah 13:9 “I will bring one third through the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them and say, ‘This is My people, and each will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
Isaiah 31:9 “...The Lord’s fire is in Zion and His furnace is in Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 48:10 “Behold I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”
These last few verses offer a terrible insight into Israel in the tribulation period. Please note that it is all of the remnant of Israel who will be brought through and saved.
These are all deadly serious issues. The world is about to be confronted with it all.
Our Lord and Saviour is looking for those who will stand with Him and His work with Israel. He is looking for fellow workers of the truth.
There are so many who are seeing these things with new eyes, and so many who want to do the right thing answering their call. There are also many manipulators and those with ulterior motives, that are also on board. May they repent.
Zechariah 8:3 “I will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the Lord of hosts, The Holy Mountain.”
All of Israel – the entire land, will be united as one in the regathering. There will be no Palestinian state – the two sticks say so!
Ephraim, the true church aligned with Israel, will be raptured and one of the causes of Israel’s veil of blindness lifting.
What exciting times we live in!
I took these pictures in our local forests.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 504: January 14th 2020.
What’s really going on?
These are words of life!
The ticking clock is counting down; crunch time is coming, as your day of reckoning approaches. For whom does the bell toll? For whom is the alarm sounding and the shofar blowing?
It is time for your final preparations. At zero hour it is too late! At the point of no return, there is no turn-around; there is no recount, redo, remake or retake! Be ready now. Be holy!
Those who are wise will be repentant- ready. They will have a glorious flying start! Their words will have spoken and will be known by God, heaven and hell.
Don’t trivialise or underestimate your importance, value, and worth to His kingdom.
So, what’s it all about?
Why is everyone getting so hot under the collar? Why are the nations raging? Why all the new enmities and why are the world’s masses rebelling like never before? (Psalm 2:1)
It’s Satan’s attempt to preserve his world and his people his way. It’s Satan’s attempt to rise above God and receive the world’s worship. It’s the battle between truth and deceptive error. It’s kingdoms in conflict coming to a climax. It’s the depravity of the heart of man trying to dominate. It’s a world of demonic forces and powers fighting their last stand.
It’s all about the last days of the church and the approaching first days of Israel as God’s replacement of the church, as His evangelists in the tribulation period.
What is going on is the dumbing down and blinding of the masses to Satan’s works by Satan, as his time begins to run out. (Revelation 12:12)
What’s going on is the preparations for an enslaved world, controlled by the antichrist.
The devil’s quotes for today:
These quotes were said ages ago, but are so very relevant for the world today. They were all spoken by the devil himself in disguise!
They are all aimed at the ultimate goal of Satan which is to kill, steal and destroy, by creating a utopian world of “peace”.
Firstly, Socialism and communism are the same. They intend producing a common, society of equality, which would bring world peace – so they would have you believe!
The main architects of socialism and communism were, Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. Today, all the liberal left wing parties maintain a social agenda. Governments utilising massive state control are communist or a mix of socialism and communism.
“The goal of socialism is communism”. (Lenin)
Hitler said that the goals of Marxism, Leninism Stalinism will be our “achievable goal.”
“The devil is on my side” (Stalin)
“Communism must abolish biblical truth and morality.” (Communist Manifesto)
“Communism must destroy churches in favour of atheism, the opium of the people” (Marx).
“Communism must destroy all systems in which godly authority is instituted, so that the state can become supreme and all controlling.” (Lenin)
“Communism must destroy all hierarchy’s morality, tradition, and truth driving towards moral and social desolation, upon which the state seizes control.” (Lenin)
“The abolition of private property ownership, independent nations and independent thinking, including education of the masses is included in the goal of communism.”
“Conflict leads us forward” (Karl Marx)
►In effect both communism and socialism is the practice social, economic, and political failure by the demon possessed.
As you can see from these quotes, we are now in a world where many of these things, in various forms are now being implemented in many nations – right before our eyes.
So, at the end of it all, these systems are designed to bring about powerful executive control of the masses by a few. It is presented as a utopian dream, which is a giant lie, only believed by the ignorant or demon possessed! It is an offense to God and His ways.
The Bible predicts an end-time world socialistic government of mass control (Isaiah 10:13-14) Why this? It is because the masses don’t know any better. They have been dumbed down and blinded.
Taking from the rich and giving to the poor is the idealism of economic fools. It never works. Giving to the poor and needy is good, but always from a voluntary point of view, not a central, state-controlled thing.
Socialism seduces the spiritually ignorant, and in the end produces slavery to the state. Socialism will lift you up so that you can fall very far down!
Socialism promises peace and happiness but produces disaster and turmoil. The reason is because it is of the “father of lies.”
Ecclesiastes 10:2-3 “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand, but a fool’s heart is at his left. Even when a fool walks along the way, he lacks wisdom, and he shows everyone that he is a fool.”
What an amazing identification of the right and liberal left politically speaking!
Now we come to the god of the modern world – democracy.
The lie of democracy, that almost everyone falls for all the time, is that a majority of people are right. But what is right or wrong? If the absolute guide – the Bible has been removed from society, there is no right or wrong then, except in your own amoral, blinded mind’s eye.
Democracy is fine and works in a nation under God, where His values are still found.
At the end of the day, godless democracy will fall and fail – big time. The nations will vote Satan and his puppet, the antichrist into world power!
Democracy is actually a threat to the world. Satan is the god of the world and he is using democracy as a smoke-screen and shield to bring himself to power as the antichrist. He will not share rulership with anyone when he comes to world power! He will devour democracy.
Socialism and communism and democracy, ultimately has to be anti-Semitic, because God’s call for Israel is not to assimilate into the nations. God will deal with Israel separately and in a different manner to the world. In a sense Israel is going to become God’s new “church.”
Numbers 23:9 “From the hills, I behold him, (Israel) a people dwelling alone, not reckoning itself among the nations.” Zechariah 10:9
The mass media:
The media is Satan’s great tool for fools. It has speedily evolved into a monster of manipulation. It never used to be so spiritually charged and evil in earlier days.
Propaganda is a triumphant tool to seduce and control the ignorant, and properly ill-informed. So who wields the tool? It is the master of mankind and the world - Satan.
When you listen to Satan, you always lose your free will and choice. He rules you like a slave driver. Choice is under attack. When your choice becomes hijacked, you become a tool of the tool-wielder.
In the kingdom of God there is: Peace, righteousness and joy. It is as “valuable as a pearl”. It is not of the world, and it shall “break all other kingdoms in pieces.” (Various verses)
In the kingdom of the world there is: Sin, unrighteousness, unholiness, distress, disquiet, sorrow and more.
Yet the media attacks and belittles the things of God’s kingdom and exalts the things of the world’s kingdom!
So, what’s really going on with the mass-media?
The age-old Hitler-used principle “Repeat the lie often enough and the masses will believe it,” is the principle of the media today.
Satan makes you stupid, and he is working overtime to make the masses a gullible, defenceless instrument of his choosing. The price you pay for this is unimaginably high!
The easiest people to dupe are the spiritually ignorant, with no knowledge of God. The only way to be truly spiritually wise and ready for the kingdom, is to be grounded in the word of God.
Now is the time to know what’s going on, or at least the basics. It is vitally important to know the author and interpreter of the Bible - the Holy Spirit. These are the days of massive, growing ignorance fuelled by Satan.
Satan’s attacks on the true, awake church will not succeed, but his attacks on the spineless, unarmed, unprepared church will succeed! He is using many methods to neutralise the church and make it ineffective.
Watering down the gospel and making it appealing to the masses is occurring, and is the very reason for the decline of Christianity in the West.
Much of the church is sinking because it is being re-characterised as it loses its shining light of holiness in favour of all manner of evil.
The devil can’t stamp the true church out, but he can kill its fruits of holiness.
The rejection and persecution of Christians is primarily for the reason of their fruits of holiness. It is Satan’s attempt to strip Christians of their godly identity. This makes them fit in with the world.
It really is this holiness in you that the world hates with a passion. It’s their way of attacking our Lord. Holiness is a product of God, of the new-birth. Unrighteousness and sin is a product of fallen man and Satan himself.
Romans 6:22-23 “Now being made free from sin, and becoming servants of God, you have fruit unto holiness and the end everlasting life...”
►Holiness is the ground in which you grow in grace and glory!
Today we are in a world of unholy Christians – sold out to the spirit of the world, with a few verses added to give the right appearance.
Worldlifying churchianity is what is really on the go now. Much of the falling church is now identified with, and has more in common with sin than holiness.
Their yapping, prancing pastors and leaders have taught them that materialism is central.
The biggest idol in the world is the love of the world. This why the Bible says friendship with the world is enmity with God. You cannot be a friend of God and the world!
The warnings from God always come before judgement! Much of the church has ignored he warnings for too long. “Judgement begins in the house of God.” (1 Peter 4:17)
Do you want to know if you are on the right road? Just look at how many are on the road of mixture and how many stand separated. The right road is the narrow road with few on it. The wide road to destruction is the dark road in which the lights have gone out!
Are you amongst the Christian majority? If so, you are on the wrong, wrong road.
In fact a much more telling and deadly issue is the fact that those on the wide road have left the cross aside! They walk right past it every day instead of picking it up! The cross of Calvary together with your own daily cross, are the instruments of true, separate holiness and discipleship.
God wants you to be separate from worldliness in as many ways as possible. The devil and his wolves in pulpits want you to be joined together with worldliness – to fit in well and comfortably.
As a true, on fire believer, you will be known by your fruits, which are far different to those of the world. You will be a glorious, shining oddball. And yes you will be creating “sparks” which will set some on fire for our Lord, and cause great trouble with others!
Job5:7 “Man is born into trouble, as the sparks fly upwards.”
Many unsaved people that get to know you will hate you because you are a reflection of what they are not and can’t be no matter how hard they try.
Israel and the sign of earthquakes:
There are so many end-time signs, but there is one with a unique message to it. It is little known, but of great importance. It is the sign of earthquakes.
The earthquake sign is primarily for Israel and signals her repentance and salvation, when the shofar sounds at the twinkling of sunset.
“The stones will cry out” (Luke 19:40) and the earth will shake. The world will know that Israel’s dry bones are arising and coming to life.
God often uses earthquakes as a sign. Most are simply a natural phenomenon. But earthquakes, especially mentioned in the Bible have prophetic meaning.
Let’s have a look at this most interesting situation:
●When Israel left Egypt for the Promised Land in the great Exodus, an earthquake struck just as Moses was instructed to go up Mount Sinai.
Exodus 19:18 “Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace and the whole mountain quaked greatly.”
●At the crucifixion an earthquake struck, as the temple veil was split from top to bottom:
Matthew 27:51 (Amp) “At once, the curtain veil of the sanctuary of the temple, was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split.”
●At the resurrection, an earthquake struck:
Matthew 28:2 (Mary came to the tomb) “And behold there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat on it.”
●At the dispensation change from the church age to the tribulation an earthquake strikes:
Revelation 6:12 (At tribulation start) “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair and the moon became like blood.”
●At the start of the great war of Gog and Magog (WW111) an earthquake strikes:
Ezekiel 38:18-19 “It will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel, says the Lord God, that My fury will show in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath, I have spoken. Surely in that day there will be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.”
This earthquake occurs when Israel turns to the Lord en masse (Ezekiel 38:23, 39:7, 29)
●As the two Jewish witnesses are raised from the dead and raptured to heaven at some point beyond mid-tribulation, there will be a great earthquake:
Revelation 12:13 “They (two witnesses) heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them ‘Come up here.’ And they ascended to heaven in a cloud and their enemies saw them. In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand men were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to God of heaven.”
•We see an earthquake strike early in the Exodus as the children of Israel travel to the Promised Land. •We see an earthquake strike as our Lord was crucified. •We see an earthquake strike as the temple veil, which symbolises blindness on the Jews, is torn from top to bottom. •We see an earthquake strike as the resurrection occurred. •We see an earthquake strike as the church age ends and the tribulation begins. (Time of Jacob’s – Israel’s trouble) •We see an earthquake strike as the war of Gog and Magog gets underway, which is when the Jews begin to be saved en masse. •Finally we see an earthquake strike as the Jewish two witnesses are raptured.
All of this paints an incredible, amazing picture, of which you should take note! Do you see it? I hope you do!
►For Israel, the Promised Land is a type of their coming salvation. The cross is the only way of salvation and not the temple or law. The resurrection makes it all totally supernatural. The tribulation start, the war of Gog and Magog, and salvation of the Jews all occur in very close proximity to each other.
These events are all marked by an earthquake.
Gog and Magog – not yet:
Don’t jump the gun. I see many are saying that we are in the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38 & 39 (WW111). We are not. We are in the build-up to it. We are in the forerunner period.
There are some very distinctive evidences of WW111 in the Bible. They are not here yet.
Egypt is always a type of the world and a type of Israel in bondage. “Let My people go” out of Egypt to the Promised Land, is a type of Israel’s salvation still to come.
Who starts WW111 (Gog and Magog)? It is not President Trump! It is God!! He (God) will put “hooks in the jaws” of Russia and her allies and draw them into the conflict. Note that it was God who drew Pharaoh and his armies to their death. It is God who starts WW111!
Pharaoh eventually did yield to Moses and agreed to “Let My people go.” That is a type of the antichrist’s peace treaty. God hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that he would go after the Jews to kill them after he had let them go. The antichrist will make a peace treaty with Israel, and then turn against them to kill them.
As Pharaoh and his armies were killed in the Red Sea, so the armies of the world will meet their fate too in a sea of blood, surrounding Jerusalem.
Yes we are seeing the convergence of, and aligning of nations and preparations for this great war, and it will begin suddenly, but it’s not just yet.
What is really going on?
God’s glory is arising, the world is falling, the counterfeit church is sinking; the media is becoming Satan’s mouthpiece. The true Christians are getting stronger and stronger even in weakness.
►You can’t kill the resurrected Lord and His word. You can only kill yourself trying! In fact, if the Bible is the word of God, it is the only resurrected book in history and you can’t kill it!
Only those with a small, insignificant God can criticise the things of God and His word.
We must have our spiritual eyes opened to see into the spirit realm, to see demonic attacks, to see the operations of the kingdom of the world, and to see into the word of God, to see prophetic things to come, and the timing of those things, and to see that we are the victors.
We must have spiritual eyes and ears in the face of the anti-God onslaught.
►The truth will set you free”, says the Bible. But the truth in the devil’s hands will bring you into bondage in the name of freedom!
In summary: The devil operates through the self life or sin nature of man, the world-system, and the demonic. All three are arising in their last stand of intensified rebellion against the living God, before their ultimate demise.
The god of this world and its media-voice are trying to strike a death blow to the godly principles of a nation under God.
Heaven is coming soon. Keep your spiritual eyes tuned in.
Think about this:
In heaven there will be no relationship breakdowns, no stress, anxiety, or trouble. There will be no loneliness, and no purposelessness. There will be no equality, except in that we all have the same foundation. We will be as different as the stars are from each other forever. We will be known by our differing brightness.
Be mightily blessed and stand strong.
I took these two pictures in the beautiful Namib Desert.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!