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Edition 339: November 23rd 2016
The Light of Life:
The Light of Life:
Psalm 119:130 “The entrance of Your word gives light and understanding to the simple.”
Light is alive! Light emits heat! Light has molecular substance to it! Light destroys darkness! Light has more qualities than you can imagine, some of which are the subject of this edition.
Both light and darkness are rich with meaning and symbolism. Some of it is a lot more than symbolism as you will see.
There are some things in this edition that will surprise you indeed!
There is a shocking theme in the Bible, which very few are aware of. It is that both God and the devil blind people. It is God alone who causes spiritual light, sight and understanding, but only to selected people for particular reasons with conditions met.
Who can see the light?
Anyone who is genuinely searching for our Lord and has a truly open heart will see the Light!
All those who are walking in surrender to our Lord, taking up their cross daily, can see the light.
All who have their own minds made up, have hard hearts to the truth and are full of themselves, are blind to the light and truth.
Psalm 69:32 “The humble shall see and be glad.”
John 18:37 “...Everyone of the truth hears my voice.”
Job 38:15 “From the wicked their light is withheld...”
The make-up of light:
Light, which is part of the electromagnetic spectrum, is vital for sight, both in the natural world and spiritually speaking. Visible light is made up of seven colours. When they are projected together through a prism, white light is produced. That is an enduring mystery.
The Hebrew and Greek languages contain many words that have a number of different meanings. You need the context to get the right one, and you need to study it as well.
►The word “Light” in Hebrew is “Owr.” (Strong’s H216). It has a few meanings and applications, some of which are: “The light of life”, “The light of the face”, “The light of Israel”, “The light of wisdom.”
►Another Hebrew word for “Light” is the word “Ma’owr.” (Strong’s H3974). It means a luminous light coming from within. (Bear that in mind as you read on.)
►The Greek word for Light is “Phos.” (Strong’s G 5457). It means: “A light emitted from a lamp.” “It also means a heavenly, supernatural, brilliant light”. It also means: “Creating understanding and spiritual enlightenment”. It also means: “The light of a stone or rock coming from within itself”. It parallels with G5316 and G5346, meaning luminous.
So, we see that light is likened to spiritual life, purity, holiness, sight and understanding. Light equates to the life of God and a rock that emits light from within.
A powerful exposition involving our old friend Noah:
God told Noah exactly how to build the Ark.
The word “Ark” in Hebrew is “Teva”. It is the same word for “word”. This speaks of the exactness of our words. God gave Noah the exact dimensions of the Ark. In a sense we can say that our words are arks, carrying and preserving God’s will and ways, while we float over all that is under the judgement of God.
God told Noah to make a window in the Ark. (Genesis 6:16) But in Hebrew it says, “You shall make a “brightness” in the Ark. The original word used is “Tzohar”, which can be translated as “window.” It is also one of the words for “light” or “brightness.”
The Ark had three levels in it, so would have been pretty dark, which is why God said to make a window in it.
Here is an amazing thing:
The word “Tzohar” means “window”. But it is also the word for a special stone that has its own light within it. So when we see the command of God in Genesis 6:16, to “make a window in the ark”, it also means to make a “brightness from glowing, luminous stones within it.”
These stones (Tzohar) giving off light, contain phosphorescence causing the luminous, glowing from within. The light of these stones is enduring, it never goes out. In Hebrew, these stones are also called the “Gems of Noah” or the “Lights of Heaven”. They are also called “Stones of Fire.”
So, now we see that the Ark of Noah had lights on the inside! – Isn’t that a surprise?
But don’t forget what I said earlier. The Hebrew word for Ark is “Teva”, which is also one of the words for “word.”
Do you see where we are going?
This means that we are to open a window into our words, so that they shine brightly from within! When words have the light of God within them, they are powerful, glowing, and enduring.
Have you ever wondered why when some people speak, you feel as though you are hearing from God? You feel refreshed, changed, and made new. And when others speak, they may as well be reading to you from the phone book! They have no light in their words!
This also sheds light on the difference between the two Greek words for “word”, which are, “logos” and “rhema.” Logos is ordinary words. Rhema is revelation word with spiritual understanding. We could liken these to the normal spoken words and words being generated from God’s own living word in our hearts.
The Hebrew word “Tzsohar” has a very similar derivative, “Tsahar”, which suggests the “glistening shine from pure olive oil”. This is another type of God-filled, anointed, words and ways!
Words infused with God’s light are to glow and shine out and up. They make your words “brilliant” and “glistening” in the true sense!
So here we see a dramatic link-up between words, light and the Ark of preservation. The major point to be made is that ordinary light coming into your life does not get you saved. Once you are born-again, you have that real internal light being generated of God right in your heart.
The glorious Menorah:
The Temple Menorah has 72 ornaments on it. There were 72 pure gold bells on the Temple Priest’s garment. There are 72 names of God in the Bible. The Menorah is a giant symbol of the light of God.
Like the Ark, God gave specific instructions for the making of the Temple Menorah.
It was to be made of one single, unbroken, enormous piece of pure 24 karat gold, weighing 3000 shekels .
This piece of pure gold had to be hammered into shape. There is a strong type and association with our Lord, whose symbol is gold, and who is the true Light, being “hammered” to His cross.
The Menorah stood in the Holy Place of the Temple, which was next to the Holy of Holies. The light source from the seven branches was pure olive oil, which was constantly filled by Temple Priests to keep the light going all the time, illuminating the inside of the Temple. (Exodus 27:20)
The central shaft and lamp had to be raised above the other six. It was used to light the others. It was called the “servant light”. It is our Lord, the servant of God who gives light to the world. He is the “Light of life.”
The Temple Menorah is similar to the story we have just seen on the light within the Ark. The light of the Menorah, as with the Ark, was not seen from the outside, but only by those inside the holy chamber.
The symbolism here is that we are hidden in the world. They can’t see our light, only the effects of it, and only if they want to.
Colossians3:3 “For you died and your life is hidden with Messiah in God.”
The Menorah represents our Lord Himself, who, in the Revelation, is seen walking between the seven candlesticks, which are the church. The olive oil represents the Holy Spirit and our salvation and ongoing power.
The Menorah symbolises light, life, purity, exactness, holiness, wisdom and divine inspiration.
Jewish tradition today still requires a Menorah to be lit and placed in every Jewish home on Chanukah.
You can contrast this with the witchcraft, pagan, occult tradition of the church, born in Babylon and Rome of hanging lights on Christmas trees to illuminate the gold and silver balls symbolising sun and moon worship.
Today, the Temple Menorah has been rebuilt and manufactured according to the specifications of God, with pure gold. It now stands awaiting instillation in the soon to come new Temple. It is valued at over $3million.
My friends, without the light and flame of the olive oil fire, the Holy Spirit – you are dead and dark, with dead, empty, meaningless words filling your life. You are a nothing! With the light of life in your heart, even if you are a nothing in the world’s eyes, you are a glorious king or queen of God, and will be forever!
Lucifer, the light bearer:
Lucifer was an archangel of God. The name itself means “light bearer.” He was God’s messenger of light to the nations! These were the nations upon the earth in pre-Adamic times. I’m not going to get into all of that now, except to say that when he appeared in the Garden, he had already fallen, been stripped of his light and was now Satan, the prince of darkness.
Isaiah 14:12 refers to Lucifer as “Heylel,” meaning “shining one,” or the “light bearer”. In the Greek the word is “eosphoros” meaning “the bringer of the dawn” or “the morning star (Venus).
Lucifer, the light bearer, because of his pride and rebellion, became the bearer of darkness, death and destruction. (There’ll be more on this in the next edition.)
Matthew 6:23 “If the light in you is really darkness, how great is that darkness.”
Lucifer, the light bearer was now the cursed deceiver, the one who now comes to the gullible as an “angel of light”, but bringing spiritual darkness.
1 John 1:5 “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.”
John 8:12 “I (Yeshua) am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Light, life and blood:
“Life is in the blood,” says the Bible, (Leviticus 17:11.) But the blood of Adam flowing in us has death and the curse of God in it too. The sins of all mankind reside in this cursed blood, which produces the sin nature.
If you are not saved, you can try to be right and good all you like – until you are blue in the face, but you can’t because of your dark blood.
Thank the Lord that His pure, shed blood, full of light, is now imputed to us and “transfused” into our hearts. Through the new-birth, we have His pure blood in us, albeit spiritually. Our Lord’s blood is filled with light, because it is sinless and pure.
It was His shed pure and holy blood that paid the price for us and gives us salvation.
Through the new-birth, His sinless blood cancels out the sin-cursed blood of Adam in people.
The blood of our Lord is now the light-producing power, giving sight, enlightenment, revelation and the wisdom of God, just like those stones in the Ark and the light of the Temple Menorah.
John 8:47 “He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear because you are not of God.”
Romans 13:12 “... Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”
Spiritual light is “armour”. It destroys spiritual darkness and ignorance, but protects us also. It is required for our stability, strength and growth in our Lord. It is especially required now in these dangerous end-days.
Psalm 36:9 “In your light we see light.”
The light of God, or the darkness of the devil in Christians:
Do you want to know if you are in the light of God? If so, you will hate sin, love holiness and desire with all your heart to be pure, in the truth, and holy in all your ways. You may not be achieving it yet, but it will be your heart’s desire. Your words will prove it.
It is this that draws people to you and chases some away. That’s the way it must be.
If you as a Christian are in the darkness of the devil, you won’t be able to comprehend (understand) those in the light! You will be a supporter of the LGBT movement and other satanic issues designed to bring down a “nation under God.”
You will justify sin and love all sinners in their sin, with their sin and hate those of the truth. You will say that you love everyone, but you are a liar. You will love everyone but those of the truth, who speak the truth and take up their cross daily.
The temples that stood on the Temple Mount were very important in that they represented the presence of God in the Holy of Holies. It was all about holiness. The High Priest, the only one allowed in, would have been struck dead if he didn’t meet Gods holy requirements while inside.
Today we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. His holy presence is in our hearts. The light and life of God in us is holy and pure and without sin of any description. In and through the new-birth, we are 100% perfect, pure, sinless and holy.
If you are truly born of the Spirit of God, do you know why you sometimes have that ultra-exiting, strange, odd, glorious feeling that you’re not even here on this planet? Do you know why you sometimes feel like an excited, total oddball, unable to fit in with the world? Do you know why you sometimes feel like a cross between an insane weirdo and an excited madman?
Do you know why you sometimes feel like you’re standing on the very edge of the ledge on a cliff looking down to impending doom, and up to untold majesty and glory?
Do you know why some in your family hate you with a passion, especially the religious ones?
Do you know why some of your friends just can’t understand you and fit you into their box?
Do you know why some of your friends, just love you, even though they can’t box you?
Do you know why some of them secretly wish they could be like you?
Do you know why you are so important to them, even if they drive you up the wall sometimes?
It’s all because you have that perfect, pure, wonderful life and light of God in your hearts. It’s glorious, infectious, contagious, and offensive to the devil.
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
The light of Israel:
As we saw earlier the word “Light” in Hebrew is “Owr” (Strong’s H216). It has as one of its applications and meanings, “The light of Israel”.
It implies that the Jewish people have available to them a special light. This light is the word of God and specifically the prophetic word, written and detailed for them alone. It is a national light available only to them! If you don’t like that – tough luck, it’s the way it is.
●●Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind (Jews) by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them...”
●●Micah 7:8-9 “Do not rejoice over me (Jews), my enemy; when I fall I will arise, when I sit in darkness the Lord will be a light to me...He will bring me forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness.
●●Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf (Jews) shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”
The following verses show how it all ends up. They are not politically correct (that’s why I love them!) They separate and distinguish between the Jews and the other nations. They kick globalism in the head.
Isaiah 42:6 “I the Lord have called you (Jews) in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.”
Acts 13:47 “I have set you to be a light to the Gentiles that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you (Jews), and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walked in darkness (Jews) have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.”
Bible prophecy and light:
2 Peter 1:19 “We also have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”
The previous verses in the above segment speak of the certainty of hearing things with your ears and seeing with the eyes. Here, the Bible says that we have something even more sure and important than seeing and hearing. It is the realisation that prophecy is the most sure thing in the world.
When you come to this understanding, a great light has just been switched on in your heart. The morning star is the planet Venus, which shines in the darkest part of the night, saying that full daylight is on the horizon of your heart.
Bible prophecy brings to us the light of God. “Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.” (Revelation 19:10)
The light is soon going to become unavailable. Today we are more than privileged to have a flood of light available to us, yet a great deal of the church is asleep in the light – sang Keith Green!
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.”
Revelation 2:5 “Remember from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lamp stand from its place, unless you repent.”
True light shines on every aspect of your life and shows you the need to repent and make the correct adjustments. If you do not, you are in danger of having your light removed, by God.
I took this picture of a section of the beautiful Mooi River Falls in Kwa Zulu/Natal. It’s an enormous waterfall, but difficult to find and 4x4 access. (“Mooi” means beautiful.)
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 338: November 16th 2016
The Bible isn’t exactly clear on what sort of political system a nation should have, but it does contain many vital principles. In politics we are essentially dealing with the world system, so a theocracy is not required for any nation, but a nation under God is!
In other words, a nation should always have God above its constitution and respect the law of God.
The Bible does come pretty close to spelling out the political system required for the State of Israel, which is what much of this edition is about – and the arising new monster threat to Israel, of which very few are aware.
In this edition I want to have a look at some surprising facts about the politics of God for the nations and for Israel.
I will also look at some of the big principles and philosophies of democracy and related issues.
I’ll also have a further look at some of the issues of the recent US election.
The destruction of globalism:
Globalism is the agenda of Satan and the world’s fiscal and political elite, the establishment, the world’s liberals and others. Globalism sounds so good. It means togetherness, unity and “let’s all love one another right now”. This is the way to build world peace they believe.
Everyone must all be one, in this brave new world, living side by side with LGBTs, university intellectuals, liberal democrats and all people. Globalism creates a strong new world, they believe!
Yes, you can even find globalism in the Bible:
Genesis 11:6 “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing they propose to do will be withheld from them.”
Do you see the power in unity (globalism)? “Nothing will be withheld from them.” That would include world peace. The rest of this portion of scripture goes on to describe God’s destruction of this effort at Babel, including the full destruction of Babylon.
The exact opposite of globalism, God’s way, is revealed in the hated instruction for nations in Acts.
Acts 17:26 “God has made from one blood, every nation (ethnic tribe) to dwell on the face of the earth, and determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, so that they should seek the Lord...”
The Bible is the only book whose system, when applied can make you truly free. All other political systems enslave you to man, under the false promise of peace, liberty and freedom.
There are two major sweeping themes to be aware of now. These are the rejection of globalism by the masses and the rejection of mass Muslim migration into Western nations. These two alone could cause a much bigger crack in the world than many think.
The UK’s Brexit and the US election shows the masses now voting against the establishment. Poland is about to do the same. Votes are coming up in Italy, France and others. They are all expected to show the same swing away from the globalist agendas.
●●●Politics in concert with the mass-media has a massive, deadly agenda which is not to give you peace or make you better. Its agenda and objective is to change you into one of them, so that the devil can walk in and have easy access to you. It is to insert into you their values, lack of virtues and make you a true world-human – a dead machine with God removed.
The agenda of the world’s politics, the mass-media and its rulers is to produce what’s best for Satan.
Liberalism believes that any truth must justify itself before the god of collective human reasoning. Toleration of all things in and with their sin is the highest value of the liberal.
True Christianity is rooted in the supernatural. Liberalism is rooted in naturalism with the “super” (God) missing, and sin at home within.
Liberalism has as its main objective – world peace, but Satan’s way. The uniqueness of the cross is that it separates, and divides between Godly ways and Satan’s.
The catch phrase of all liberals is: “Every day in every way we are getting better and better.”
They all have no answer for sin. They all reject the cross...they have a sin-filled “better.”
When you remove God from a nation or society a horror-inverse begins to take place. Here it is:
The cycle of doom:
There is a well identifiable, repeating pattern in history, which runs from liberty to tyranny. Liberty with God removed becomes tyranny.
Freedom is not real freedom if it allows freedom to be destroyed. That’s Satan’s way.
It is the knowledge of God in the land that produces restraint. (Hosea 4:2) Democracy with God removed becomes intrinsically evil and a system of Satan.
If you want to remain an ignorant, uniformed idiot, just let you primary source of everything be the politicians and mass-media. They are guaranteed to deceive you. If you want to be truly liberated, free, full of truth and holiness, let your primary source be the word of God, the Spirit of God, and put the mass media right down at the bottom of the list.
God’s word on politics:
For your benefit here are some important verses on the politics of God for the Christian:
1 Timothy 2:1-4 “Pray for Kings and all in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.”
This verse above, gives us the very purpose of politics under God. It is that we may live a quite, peaceable life in an environment where the gospel can go out unhindered, to get people saved.
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.”
Note the word “blessed” in the verse above! It comes to a nation whose constitution has respect and reverence for God and His law. Now have a look at the exact opposite in the verse below:
Deuteronomy 28:47-48 “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and in need of all things; and He will put a yolk of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you.”
Do you see how poverty and failure comes to a nation in the verse above?
Now read the verse below. Note that a nation must have a pro-Israel stance. Do you know that every nation on earth ever, that has not done so, has collapsed or been destroyed somewhere down the line. Some are still awaiting their destruction which is coming soon.
Isaiah 60:12 “The nation and kingdom which will not serve you (Israel) shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined.”
Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and I will curse those who curse you.”
Democracy will kill Israel, or will it?
That’s an emotive headline. It’s only partially true. Israel’s political system is a multi-party democratic Parliamentary system with an elected President and an independent judiciary.
But here’s the catch, and the reason why the world will go crazy over this issue. The Israeli electorate does not include the people of the so-called “occupied territories.” They do not have voting rights in Israel itself.
The people of the “territories” have their own internal political parties and system. This is why Israel is often (falsely) called an apartheid state.
There are 10.7 million Palestinians in these “territories.” 95% of them are Muslim. They have the fastest growing population in the world.
25% of the Israeli population are Arabs. 81% of them are Muslims. They have full, equal, voting rights if they are resident within the State of Israel itself and not the “occupied territories.” Arabs currently hold ten seats in the Knesset. It is not an apartheid state!
A full, all inclusive, one man, one vote system, including those of the “occupied territories,” would immediately destroy the Jewish State! Israel would become a Muslim state in five seconds, simply due to the numbers.
So what do we do with this conundrum?
Now, I’m again going to intentionally offend many of you.
You have raised democracy to God-status. You think man’s choice is the final answer if it’s in the majority. You blind fools. You deserve to be deceived!
You think that the majority is right, because they are the majority! You think you are wise and can see! In case you didn’t get it – you are blind, stupid fools!
You say (especially all you morons in the UN, EU and others) that the democratic way is to throw all of Israel, including the “territories” into one big melting pot and winner takes all. “That’s democracy”, you say!
Do you know what a constitution is? It is just the same as a covenant. Please go to the button at the top of the page entitled “Teachings” and read “Covenants and Promises” Here I have spelt out God’s eternal, political constitution for Israel. Here's a few:
Deuteronomy 4:40 “You shall keep His statutes and commandments that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”
Deuteronomy 1:8 “See I have set the land before you; go in and possess (Lit=occupy) the land which the Lord swore to your fathers – to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give to them and to their descendants after them.”
Genesis 17:18-21 “Abraham said to God, ‘O that Ishmael might live before You!’ Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendant after him.”
God excludes the so-called Palestinian territories from His constitution!
The UN, EU and others are now looking at a new one-state solution for Israel in light of the continued failure of the two-state solution. But it is this one state, which includes the people of the “territories” as part of Israel.
This would be nothing but the transformation of all of Israel into an Islamic Palestinian State... just what Satan wants!
Israel’s three choices are: ●A One- State Solution. ●A Two- State solution. ●An independent democratic Jewish State excluding the “territories.” Only one, the latter, is God’s choice!
The Palestinians have repeatedly said (and demonstrated), that no Jew will be allowed into an “Islamic Israel”, if it ever came about. Interestingly, the blinded, biased, mass-media, the voice of Satan, has never questioned that extreme Nazi-like apartheid ever. The reason is because they are of the same spirit!
Yet they continuously condemn Israel for its obedience to God’s word and His covenant promises!
Mike Pence: “Israel is not hated for what she does wrong, but for what she does right. Israel is hated by terrorists and the failed states that support them. Israel is hated because she is free.”
You can be very, very sure that the mass media will inspire, influence and motivate the next Holocaust, which they will be partly responsible for creating and supporting!
►God commanded the Jews never to assimilate into the nations of the world in their dispersion. They have never been able to assimilate! Have you ever wondered why? The reason is to preserve their identity, biblical value system with the traditions and convocations of God.
Assimilation has always been forbidden by our Lord.
Zechariah 10:9 “I will sow them among the peoples (nations), and they shall remember Me in the far countries. They shall live together with their children, and they shall return.”
Understand that the dispersion does not mean that God is finished with the Jews or the land, yet the Palestinians today believe the land and the city is theirs! In fact the very purpose for the command not to assimilate, is for the great end-time Second Exodus and return.
What is coming now, very soon is an all out conflict between God’s will and choice and Satan’s.
Will the USA now stand with God’s will and choice? Will the USA facilitate God’s choice for Israel?
So far, it looks like it.
Here is terrible indictment upon the mass-media and the nations that turn from the ways of God:
***Jeremiah 7:28 “This is the nation 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.”
***Jeremiah 8:8-9 “How can you say, ‘we are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? ‘Look the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?’”
Biblical characteristics of Islam:
The following characteristics are derived from the verses listed. They apply to the people who became our modern day Arabs, which in turn is applied to Islam, although obviously not exclusively.
●They live by the sword. (Genesis 27:40-41)
●They live by violence against their brother (Israel). (Obadiah 1:10)
●They are wild men, unrestrained, with their hand against every man. (Genesis 16:12)
●They are scheming, betraying and jealous. (Genesis 25, Genesis 21:9)
Donald Trump is likely to be an end-time surprise, but Muslims will be the big spanner in the works.
The Muslim Brotherhood has already declared the Trump victory a “disaster.” Trump will in turn declare them a terrorist organisation!”
The 45th President of the US – Donald Trump:
►The biggest losers of the US election, without doubt were the mass-media – CNN in particular!
45 is written in Hebrew as “Gavle.” The word means “redemption.” Other meanings include “preservation” and “protection”. One of the numerics websites lists 45 as “world ruler.”
The Trump / Cyrus connection:
Picture above: Cyrus, who facilitated the return of the stolen temple vessels back to Jerusalem and gave the decree to rebuild the temple.
For more on the importance and significance of the Third Temple, see edition 324 HERE.
Cyrus was chosen and used by God for His purposes in spite of the fact that Cyrus was no saint and was a Gentile ruler.
Interestingly, this section below on Cyrus the king of Persia was sent to me from a Persian, (Iranian) Jewish believer!
Cyrus was the Persian king in power when the Jewish captivity in Babylon ended. He was responsible for the destruction of the Babylonian Empire and the return of the Jews, carrying the sacred temple implements and vessels that had been plundered and stolen by the Babylonians, back to Jerusalem.
It was this theft of the sacred temple vessels that caused the “writing on the wall.”
Cyrus was well known for his decree to allow the Jews to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.
The name Cyrus means “far-sighted.”
Isaiah 45 is interesting in this regard: (I’ve strung together the relevant verses from the chapter.)
Isaiah 45:1-25 “Thus says the Lord to His anointed, Cyrus, whose right hand I have held – to subdue nations and loose the amour of kings, and to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut...I will give you the treasures of the darkness and hidden riches of secret places...For Israel’s sake and My elect, I have called you by your name; I have named you though you have not known Me...I will direct all his ways, he shall build My city and let My exiles go free, not for price nor reward, says the Lord of Hosts. Israel shall be saved by the Lord. In the Lord all the descendants of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.”
Obviously we can’t align everything from this chapter 45 with Trump the 45th, but there is enough here, in double reference to draw attention. Here we see a Gentile leader called of God, before he even knows God to subdue nations (Arab nations / UN). He will cause their armour to fall and will open double doors and gates (prosperity). Treasure of the deep may refer to oil wealth. He acts for Israel. This leader will be directed by God at times. He will facilitate the continuance of the Second Exodus of Jews back to Israel and may even cause it, as wars with Muslim nations erupt. He will stand for the salvation of the Jews.
There is much more that is still to be revealed about this new leader’s role and involvement in the rebuilding of the temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Does God choose perfect people to be political rulers? The answer is no, never.
Psalm 89:19 “...I have exalted one chosen from the people.”
Is it possible that Trump will end up a total disaster? Yes it is, but it’s unlikely. My point is simple. Due to the time period we are in, with all the signs before us, and prophetic fulfilment pointing to the very soon climax of all these things, there just isn’t enough time for this all to be but another brick in the wall.
Regular readers will know, I’ve often slammed the US, but always with a caution. The US may well have a reprieve now and a role in the end-time plan of God.
The US election has revealed a lot more than the winner. It has revealed the deep inner issues of the heart of man. Those who love sin and make political gods of it have been identified. Those who want a return to a more God-defined political world have been identified.
The Trump and Brexit issues have most certainly identified the world-issues, but more than that, they are in the process of polarising them and preparing for a great end-time battle of right and wrong, good and evil, God and the devil!
The new enemy is already emerging in the form of the liberal, one-worlders with the mass-media behind them, with a globalist agenda, an unrestricted pro-Muslim migration agenda. Their agenda is “the acceptable year of sin.” All supported by the blind counterfeit church...the true bastard (illegitimate) church!
You may be interested to see this Trump compilation. ClickHERE
I took these pictures on my travels some time ago. The background is a baobab tree, which I’ve manipulated with various texture effects.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 337: November 9th 2016
The amazing messages of the 7 feasts and the 7 churches:
The amazing messages of the 7 feasts and the 7 churches:
Isn’t it amazing that a book written on average, 2000 years ago by a great many authors, is so full of truth and so relevant for us today? So many of its messages are only coming to light now.
For your benefit, in this edition, I’ve presented you with some of these amazing truths and messages that can only be of supernatural origin and design.
The number seven in the Bible means spiritual perfection and completion. We are going to look at the perfect and complete messages to the seven churches and to Israel in the form of the seven feasts.
Some of these messages overlap, but the main point is that they so accurately plot the course of church history and the course of Israel’s history, both culminating in either the tribulation, or heaven and the Millennium.
This is all about signs, symbols, word meanings, numbers, and hidden messages revealing the ultimate glory of God! It’s a message of trumpets, shofars, menorahs, swords, war-cries, rallying- cries, peace, rest and comfort.
There are many today, who deny that these messages have any relevance for the church or Israel today. They are WRONG!
The feasts of the Lord are divine appointments, with divine prophetic messages. The seven letters are divine prophecies.
The essence of the seven letters and the seven feasts:
The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation chapters two and three, contain messages for those particular seven historic churches. They contain messages for all believers at any time.
But, amazingly they contain hidden messages that plot the entire course of church history, from its birth to its dual conclusion of some into the rapture and some cast into the tribulation.
The messages contained in the seven feasts of the Lord, likewise contain many wonderful messages for us and the Jews today. The feasts also have powerful symbolic messages for the Jews. But perhaps the most powerful, is the messages plotting the entirety of Jewish history from their birth through to the tribulation and the Second Advent and Millennium.
You can’t lump Israel and the church together. Many have tried and ended up in the satanic swamp of replacement theology, unable to get out. God has a central salvation plan for His people. He knew that His Jewish people would reject Him, rebel, fall, go into captivity and dispersion and then return to Him.
His plan takes all of this into account, and ends up being a great success, but it is not the plan for the church. It is only when you separate and distinguish between Israel and the church and apply the relevant verses that everything falls into place.
Church history in the seven letters:
Explanation of diagram:
This view is the plot of church history. The first three churches represent the time period from their beginning up to their end. The following four churches represent the time periods from their start up to the present and beyond.
Much more on the plot of church history is revealed and contained in the fullness of each message.
The first three now contain the “dead in Messiah” and will be part of the rapture. The last four represent the church world today.
●Ephesus: The word means “beloved.” It represents the early church from about 30AD to 100AD.
●Smyrna: The word means “myrrh” or bitterness. It represents the 10 successive persecutions of the early church by the Romans, in which almost the whole church was savagely killed. This was from around 100AD to 315AD and the advent of Constantine.
●Pergamos: The word means “thoroughly mixed.” This represents the beginning of the fall of the church into the dark ages as paganism was mixed into the church. It represents the time from 315AD to about 600AD and the birth of the Catholic church.
●Thyatira: The word means “Perpetual sacrifice.” This represents the perpetual crucifying of our Lord in the Catholic Eucharist. It represents the satanic, Jezebelic control of the church and the separation of the clergy above the laity. It represents the Catholic created dark ages of mass murder from 600AD through to and into the tribulation.
●Sardis: The word means “Escaping.” It represents the unsuccessful reformation era as the church tired to escape the Catholic, satanic darkness. This church is told “it has a name to live but is dead.” It represents the period from about 1500 through and into the tribulation.
●Philadelphia: The word means: “Brotherly love.” It represents the church that has a love for Israel, knows the word. It represents the period from about 1750 to the rapture. The Hebraic flavour of the church is revealed in Philadelphia church. This church also rejects the ministry of rabbinical Judaism.
●Laodicea: The word means “People ruled.” It represents the ecumenical, denominational, Spirit-less, blind, powerless, lukewarm church which is spat out by our Lord. This is the modern church where all is relevant, valid, greyed-out, and without absolutes. It is the time period from about 1900 into the tribulation.
Do you see the entire history of the church wrapped up here? Of course, if you take the trouble to read the seven messages, there is so much more, and it’s amazing indeed.
The course of Israel’s history:
The seven feasts are primarily for Israel, but contain vital messages for the church as well.
Leviticus 23:2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.”
Leviticus 23:44 “So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.”
The seven feasts are:
●Passover: This feast has a double reference for the Jews and the church. For the Jews it represents the original Passover and release from Egyptian captivity. For us it is a reminder of that, but is fulfilled in the cross of Calvary – the complete Passover. Jews are still to see this.
●Unleavened bread: This represents sin as seen symbolically in leaven. This feast represents the cleansing of sin, in the eating of unleavened Matzos, which is “spiked and striped”. This is as far as the Jews see things. For us it represents our Lord’s burial.
●Firstfruits: Israel was called the firstfruits of God (Jeremiah 2:3). It represents the giving of the first offering of the harvest. Today this is as far as the Jews can see. For us it represents the resurrection of our Lord from the dead.
●Pentecost: For the Jews, this feast looks back to the first original Pentecost on the day Moses came down from the mountain with the tablets of stone. This was the original birthday of Israel as the law was given in stone. For us it represents the law being given in our hearts and the birthday of the church as seen in the coming of the Spirit.
●Rosh Hashanah: Now things change! This feast represents the end of the church age, the rapture, and the start of the tribulation period. From here on the church is not included in the following feasts because it has no place in the tribulation. This feast represents the start of the massive judgements upon the earth and Israel, as well as the beginning of their spiritual awakening.
●Day of Atonement: This represents the wrath of God and the second half of the tribulation. Some believe it will be fulfilled in the Second Coming. I have no problem with that, but prefer the wrath of God fulfilment, because of all the parallels. The church has no part in any of this.
●Tabernacles: This feast will be fulfilled in the completion of the salvation of the Jews, and the Second Coming, going through into the Millennium.
Do you see the plot of Israel’s entire history right here in these feasts?
Today there are many people who deny the messages of the feasts of the Lord, by saying that they were all fulfilled in and by the church and there is no further fulfilment coming.
These are people of replacement theology – “buyer beware.”
The unholy convocations of the church:
The church has largely ignored the warnings and messages in the seven letters to the churches. It has totally ignored the messages contained in the feasts of the Lord. Instead it has given reverence and all-importance to Satan’s convocations founded in Babylon.
The traditions of the Baal worshippers were taken, some slightly modified others not, by the Catholic church and infused into the church and presented as truth.
To create a Jew-unfriendly church the Catholics introduced many of these evil traditions, which today remain deeply rooted in the church. These include:
●Christmas, ●Easter, ●Lent and others.
The dual message of the seven churches and the seven feasts:
As we look at all these messages together, there are some startling facts we would all do well to take serious note of, because this is God’s view, summation, plot and plan!
We see that only two of the seven churches are safe, Philadelphia and Smyrna. The others are mixed with severe warnings like, “If you don’t repent, you’ll be removed.” If you read through the seven letters in one go you will be shocked to see just how severe and critical it all is.
As we look at the seven feasts we see that because Israel is still largely blind to and rejects the fulfilment of Passover (the cross) they go blindly, unsaved, into the tribulation period.
So here we see the severe destination of the spiritually blind both of the church and Israel.
Many other passages tell us that most (not all) of the Jews will believe in the Messiah in the tribulation, especially towards the close of it. Many, of the church who thought they were saved and land in the tribulation, will also respond positively, but too late to be included in the body called “the church.”
The main point of this exercise is to demonstrate how serious these things are. Do not take any aspect of your salvation lightly. If you are wise, you will often examine yourself against God’s word and the doctrine of Messiah to see if you are still on the right road.
Are you aware that it’s very possible, and probable that the tribulation period will begin next year, 2017? Are you aware that the rapture may well take place next year, 2017? Are you aware that the true born again believers in our Lord, may meet face to face with our great King, and Saviour next year, 2017?
Are you aware the greatest watershed of humanity may occur as early as next year, 2017, with the great majority of the so-called church and all the unsaved plunging headlong into the wrath of God?
Thoughts on a pure true and safe church:
As you can see, Israel without the Lord goes into the tribulation. Significant sections of the church will also go into the tribulation.
Has you minister taught you well?
The greatest aim of a Bible teacher is not to teach, but to break and melt the hearts of the people into the glory of the Lord. It is to exalt, extol, uplift, magnify, reverence and reveal the glory of the Lord. Today, most just teach words. Their words are dead letter filled with ulterior motives and methods of manipulation.
When the truth is properly presented and applied it will break you open and let in the resulting peace right into your heart now! The kingdom is within us, it has already arrived.
One of the great missing doctrines of the Bible today also happens to be the most powerful and is absolutely required to give you spiritual eyes, revelation and godly wisdom. It is the Fear of the Lord! It is one of my personal favourite doctrines.
90% of believers today, perhaps more, have no idea what the fear of the Lord is. The result is that they are unholy, complacent, compromised in their attitude to God. They are not radical for our Lord and are lukewarm, half-baked believers.
The fear of the Lord comes by choice. You must choose to learn it and know it. But it also comes other ways.
One way the fear of the Lord comes is by Bible prophecy. The great prophecies of the world and Israel’s judgement, punishment and coming Holocaust are an earth shattering fear.
Psalm 19:9 “The fear of the Lord is clean (pure), enduring forever.”
You can be saved by God, but never truly fulfilled and moulded into your calling without a great, great God and a solid reverence towards Him.
The lives of many today are a reflection of their ordinary God, invented by their teachers. They’re a spiritual wreck, a mess and more of a product of hell than heaven. Those with a great, monumental, majestic, supremely high and holy God are right with God.
The duty of the church:
A true church will be known by what it allows and by what it roots out, measured by the doctrines of the Bible and not church dogma.
The blood- soaked abominations of the Catholic church through the age have cast a dark, ugly, evil shadow over the church – especially in the eyes of the Jews. Much of this deep, anti-Semitism is prevalent in the church today. It has never been rooted out and spat out of the mouth of the church.
Yes, we know that much of the church will be “spat out” of God’s mouth! But if we spat out the garbage first, things would be a little different.
●We are commanded to “comfort My people (The Jews)” Isaiah 40:1-2. ●We are to make them jealous. (Romans 11:11, 14) ●The gospel is to go to the Jew first. (Romans 1:16) ●“The time to favour Israel has come” (Psalm 102:13)
Today, so much of the church is formed and fashioned by the mass-media. The church believes that to remain relevant to the world today, it must fit in with the beliefs of the world as commanded by the mass-media, especially on all things related to Israel.
The unseen agenda of the media is not to give you information or make you a better more informed person. It is to change you and change your thinking. Their agenda is to make you like them. It is to kill your conscience so that Satan himself has free, easy access to your soul. The agenda of the mass-media is Satan’s!
It is most dangerous to go into the world with no conscience. It is the media that is the great conscience killer.
Today the church highly esteems the heroes of the entertainment world and the voice of the media. They bow down to it. They may as well have them in the pulpit! They have not rooted out the very heart and soul of Satan from their midst.
They are destined for the Great Tribulation!
How to get ready for the Lord’s coming:
First and foremost get off your throne. Dethrone self! Change your thinking. Yes you can, the Bible says you can. Train and discipline your thought life to be a holy place. As you see yourself as “undone” repent and repent again of all known sin. In your thinking, uplift, exalt and embrace the cross of Calvary.
Pray with desperation and fervour to know our Lord more and more and make Him known by your life. Develop an almost automatic attitude of thankfulness to our Lord for all He has done and all He will still do for you. Thankfulness brings the grace of Messiah to you.
Write your progress down. Write your vision. Make it plain before your own eyes. (Habakkuk 2:2) Measure and mark your days. (Psalm 90:12) Be aware of watershed, big signpost areas of your life, where major spiritual accomplishments were achieved.
Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Psalm 39:4 (Amp) “Lord, make me to know my end, and to appreciate the measure of my days, let me know and realise how frail I am – how transient is my stay here.” Verse 7 “Now Lord, what do I wait for and expect? My hope and expectation are in you.”
You can never get true deep satisfaction, contentment and fulfilment in your life by indulging self or living for self, because you will always be outside of God’s plan. Self in the world is Satan’s playground. You can only be content and happy in the world, with self ruling, if you have a seared conscience. (1Timothy 4:2)
The true real gospel must chase you away or set you on fire for our Lord. “You” being self and all it entails.
John 14:16-17 “I will pray to the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
The reason why many people hate our Lord is because He is not like them! So what must they do? They must change their tune fast or try to change our Lord and make Him just like them!
The Lord that many preach is not hated, because He is a man made by the delusional power of evil wolves in the pulpit.
Today, many have never got passed arguing with God’s word, trying to modify it and replace it and make it fit them and their own ideas.
A major requirement in our lives is a simple attitude of thankfulness. True praise and worship emanating from your very heart is born in thankfulness, without which you’ll be able to sing songs, but you won’t be in praise or worship.
Romans 8:14 “Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.”
I took this picture of the African Spoonbill landing. I applied various textures to create the effect.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 336: November 2nd 2016
False prophets today
False prophets today:
In this edition, I will be looking at false prophets in Bible days and today. I’ll be looking at today’s false teachers and false watchmen (analysts of Bible prophecy, and signs of the times).
Matthew 24:4-11 “Take heed that no one deceives you...Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.”
2 Timothy 3:13-14 “Evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.”
The verse above in Matthew is from the discourse in which the disciples come privately to our Lord and ask Him what will be the signs of His coming again. There are actually five times in this discourse alone where He warns of deception, error and false prophets!
Note in Timothy above, that it’s a progressive worsening thing. Note also that we are to know from whom we receive.
The Bible says that we can have many instructors, but few fathers. We can’t always know our spiritual fathers well, but we can know their hearts and fruits. In much the same way, we must know who the deceivers are.
Who are the false prophets?
Firstly, a false prophet or teacher is not one who disagrees with you on every little thing.
A false prophet is one who is of a false spirit, which will be seen in their fruits, actions and doctrines.
Here’s a classic example of a false prophet:
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 “The prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die...If a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him.”
On many occasions, false prophets and teachers arise from within the church. These are people with motivations of self seeking, self elevation and self importance. They are often people with deep rooted psychological problems, like rejection. They then use these things to gain a following and acceptance by the people.
Acts 20:30 “From among you, men will rise up speaking perverse (misleading) things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.”
Jeremiah 5:31 “The prophets prophecy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end.”
The end purpose of the spirit behind the false prophet is to defeat you, blind you and kill you, spiritually, which is why they are to be killed. Hold on there! We don’t kill them physically, but we must “kill” them from our lives and sphere of influence. Don’t ever receive one word from them.
Isaiah 28:7 “They err in vision, they stumble in judgement.”
False prophets then, are not just prophets with a false message. They are agents of spiritual forces of evil. The Bible talks about the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:6)
Methods of the false prophets and teachers:
The reason why part of the church in the end-times is described by God in the Bible as vomit is fairly and squarely because of the leadership. If you remove Bible prophecy from your doctrine you are doomed to be lukewarm to God and His word. It is the lukewarm who are spewed out as vomit.
I have never met a person who knows and loves Bible prophecy who is lukewarm to the things of God. Some may be wrong about some issues, but lukewarm they are not!
False prophets are powerful agents of the devil to sneakily get access to the lives of weak, ill-equipped or gullible believers and neutralise them.
One of the major messages and actions of the false prophets today is found in the collective “prophecy” or message of the denominational churches. Their collective “message” is division avoidance of prophecy and numerous other errors.
Their “prophecy” to the world is a gospel with Bible prophecy and all its judgement removed or watered down.
●A gospel with prophecy, judgement and the severity of the Bible removed, blinds the eyes, and leads the world and much of the church into a kingdom of darkness, where all is relative and relevant. At the helm is another Messiah with no cross! He looks like and sounds like the original, but he is a counterfeit, a fraud, a liar, a murderer, the prince of hell.
This church, below, ignored all the warnings of God:
Revelation 2:22 “Indeed I will cast her (church of Thyatira) into a sickbed and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.”
Here we see an entire stance by a great deal of Christendom as a “false prophecy” and false testimony to the world. These churches can fit in perfectly with the world!
Some of the lies of the modern church are: ●sin is irrelevant, ●holiness is relative and therefore irrelevant, ●judgement on a Messiah rejecting world would never come from a loving God. ●There are many legitimate ways to God. ●The church has replaced Israel and now all the blessings of God for Israel come upon the church while the curses remain on Israel.
►The great Hitler lie: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough it will be believed.”
The lies of the leaders:
Many churches today are a product of the prophets of Baal, Babylon and Rome.
Jeremiah 23:13-17 “I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria. They prophesied by Baal and caused My people Israel to err...Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you (Israel) worthless; they speak a vision of their own heart, not from the Lord. They continually say to those who despise Me, the Lord has said, you shall have peace, and to everyone who walks according to the imagination his own heart, ‘No evil shall come upon you.’”
Isaiah 9:16 “The leaders of this people cause them to err.”
Jeremiah 50:6 “My people have been lost sheep, their shepherds have led them astray; they have turned them away on the mountains...”
Isaiah 9:15-16 “The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail. The leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.”
The tragedy revealed in these verses above is that the leaders have led the people astray, and they have actually led the people to destruction!
It can be demonstrated from many verses that the false prophets of Israel were a major cause of Israel’s captivities. Much the same relates to the church now!
What are some of the modern false doctrines?
The most dangerous false prophecies, false teaching and presumptions of the church today are identical to the world system’s major message pronounced by the mass media.
The word of the liberal is: “Every day in every way we are getting better and better.”
The deception is that you can achieve world peace as well as personal peace by being good, loving, coming into unity and all working together. This is the cross-less way. It has no answer to sin, so it must accept sin.
The true way to peace lies on the far side of the cross, on the far side of judgement!
Ezekiel 13:1 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, Son of man prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophecy out of their own heart, ‘Hear the word of the Lord,’ Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!’” Verse 10: “They prophesy peace when there is no peace.”
●Perhaps one of the biggest modern deceptions is that being good is good with God! Good will land you in hell, my friends! Satan is the god of good and evil. There is a huge difference between good and godly, purified good! Good that has been cleansed by the cross and washed in Messiah’s blood is the only valid good!
Some other big end-time deceptions include:
●The obscuring or removal of the centrality of the cross. ●The heretical doctrine of cessationism, which essentially teaches that the gifts of the Spirit ceased with the last apostle and are not for today. ●The removal or obscuring of all Bible prophecy on Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. ●The Inter Faith Movement and its presumptions.
Today it’s almost fashionable to say “The Lord told me.” I have no problem with that generally, but it normally goes further: It normally progresses to, “the Lord spoke to me with an audible voice,” and “its 100% for sure”, Be sure that these are 100%, false prophets and teachers.
Amazingly these people are normally spiritual disasters in their own lives and when “the Lord’s word” uttered by them, inevitably does not come to pass, they don’t apologise or repent. Tragically, spiritually disturbed people still follow them as they go to their next “word from the Lord.”
Of course God can speak to an individual in an audible voice. But if it is said publically and prophetically, if it was the Lord, it would have come to pass exactly!
I heard a woman proclaim that God had spoken to her and given her His voice about certain things. She had previously appeared on a TV programme in which the host introduced her saying that she had heard the voice of the Lord many times before and it had all come to pass.
I took the trouble to look it up. There is no record or evidence anywhere from anyone that any of these things ever came to pass. She is a false prophet and liar!
Knowledge of God’s word and God Himself is the only way to protect against deception.
Wolves in the pulpit and on the internet:
Matthew 24:24 “False christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 “The coming of the lawless one (antichrist) is according to the working of Satan with all power, signs and lying wonders...among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth.”
Beware the sensation-seekers. They are full of pride, self opinion, self importance and self, self, self. They use manipulation in their persuasive talk. They even intimidate by accusing you of all sorts of things if you don’t feed their gods by your agreement. They use lies, exaggerations and twisted facts to get you to exalt them. They are controllers.
Many of them are backed by powerful Jezebel spirits.
A.W Tozer: “They who degrade or compromise the truth in order to reach larger numbers, dishonour God and deeply injure the souls of men.”
The Internet combined with modern digital techniques of manipulation, is already, and will produce many more lying signs and wonders. It is so easy.
The problem with the fraud prophets on YouTube and elsewhere on the Internet is that they cheapen the internet for everyone. They cast doubt on everything on the net! They cause many to stumble and fall into error.
Don’t write off the internet or the video channels because Satan has his workers in there. It remains the best form of mass communication today and God is using it in many wonderful ways.
Be careful before you write off us sign seekers! It was those who saw the signs in the sky at our Messiah’s birth that knew. The others saw and knew nothing. This is the story of our day. The world marches on blindly to its doom with the signs right in front of them, just like in the days of Noah and Lot.
John 14:29 “Now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass you may believe.”
►If Satan is the god of this world, then the mass-media is His mouthpiece. The hidden, but very real aim of the media is the same as that of Satan. It’s also the same as secular psychologists, which is not to inform you or make you a better person, but to change your values, virtues and morality. It is to change you into one of them.
They subtly remove your sensitivity to the Spirit of God. They strip you of your resistance to them, bit by bit. A well used political method of gaining agreement is getting rid of resistance.
If your heart is wrong, you won’t find the truth, no matter how hard you try. You will be led into error and if not careful, increasing depths of error. Many on the internet and Youtube are highly dangerous, being run by sensation seeking manipulators and the deceived!
Test the spirits and know the word:
We as believers are to test the spirits. We have the Spirit of God living in our hearts. We are to test the spirits against the Holy Spirit in us. We are not to test the spirits against the spirits of the world and the media or churchianity.
We are to examine ourselves to check if we are in the faith as we go forward.
The first “prophetic sign” of a church in trouble with God is when they remove Bible prophecy, (27% of the Bible). How can you test the spirits when you’ve messed up the word of God?
When God withdraws His Spirit and hands you over – you are on a slippery slope named doom! You will hear, believe, answer to, and follow the false prophecy of the mass-media and the god of this world!
Many believers today are lazy bums. They have never even bothered to inform themselves of the truth of prophecy.
The grave danger of remaining ignorant of the scriptures after a fair amount of time being saved is that deception is growing and intensifying fast – very fast. How can you even identify it if you have not advanced with our Lord?
Deception and error always have consequences. It’s never neutral morally, doctrinally in relationships, or in any other sense. You can always test yourselves against these things.
Today there are many who have become shipwrecked because of numerous deceptions out there. I get a huge amount of emails from people wanting counsel and help. For your benefit, here are two previous editions dealing with counselling. They have both had immensely positive responses. (There are others too if you click on the “Editions by Subject” button on the right and then go to “Counselling.”)
So if you need counsel or know of others who need counselling, these editions are a suggestion:
Edition 83 - Counselling believers in perilous times: HERE
Edition 104 – Turning curses into blessing: HERE
False prophets always catch the gullible:
There is always a danger in not moving forward with the Spirit of God, as He moves.
Many people will continue to follow false prophets even after their prophecies don’t come to pass. There is something really wrong in the heart of man that they will rather disobey God and follow liars and deceivers.
Jeremiah 6:10 “To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Indeed their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot give heed. Behold the word of the Lord is a reproach to them; they have no delight in it.”
In the verse above we see which people will be deceived and in the verse below we see the deceiver in action.
Isaiah 29:9-10 “They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, namely the prophets; and He has covered your heads, namely the seers.”
Isaiah 5:13 “My people have gone into captivity because they have no knowledge ...” The word “knowledge” is Strong’s H1847 meaning “perceptive, discerning” knowledge.
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law (word) praise the wicked.”
Isaiah 59:14 “Justice is turned back and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street.”
How do you know which watchmen or analysts of Bible prophecy you can trust?
●It is those who have spent half their lives in radical pursuit of God. ●It is those who know the scriptures backwards and love them and still regularly study them, led by the Spirit. ●It is those fully open to all of the doctrine of Messiah in total surrender – no arguments. ●It is those with the marks of cross-bearing all over them. ●It is those who are crucified to self and the world and dead to its ways and dictates. ●It is those who sit in humility and brokenness before our Lord. ●It is those who in their own lives clearly separate and distinguish between truth and error, right and wrong, holiness and sin from God’s viewpoint. ●It is those who fear the Lord as is evident in their lives. ●It is those who care nothing for offending people with truth. ●It is those who are loved and hated supremely.
All these things will be evident in various ways at various times in the person’s life.
Bible prophecy verifies the veracity of the Bible. You will never find a church that avoids prophecy that is solid and strong – never. You will always see a church that casts down prophecy; removing other doctrines and sections of the Bible as well. It soon becomes a worldly ineffective mess.
The true prophets, teachers and watchmen:
The true and right prophet, teacher or analyst of prophecy, is the one who will always point you away from himself to our Lord. He will highly esteem and exalt the glory of our Lord and direct you to Him.
The man of truth will cast the light of God on your path:
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...”
The true prophets of God as well as today’s analysts of Bible prophecy are the ones who are called of God. Their prophecies and analysis of it comes to pass and is correct.
They will sometimes sit and scratch their heads thinking, “Why does this person hate me so much, when all I’ve done is given him the truth.”
1 John 4:6 “We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”
John 16:1 “These things I have spoken to you that you should not stumble.”
The true modern prophets will be totally focussed on our Lord and His word. They will attack the false prophets and expose them. They will teach that peace is coming when it is, and war is coming when it is.
Because they will be Spirit led and inspired, trustworthy handlers of the truth and its holiness, you will feel safe around them.
I did this painting some years ago. It’s a mixed media incorporating gold leaf as well. It’s not my current style. I sold it to a gallery in Switzerland.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 335: October 26th 2016
Signs of the times, olives and doves!
Signs of the times, olives and doves:
Isaiah 8:18 “Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts who dwells in Mount Zion.”
Bible prophecy is so fantastic, wonderful, glorious, and majestic – there’s nothing like it on earth! It’s filled with comfort, love, purity and holiness. It’s also filled with terror, fear, wrath and destruction all at the same time. Most don’t believe it in spite of the fact that it is all happening anyway, leaving them behind locked up in the prison of the ignorant.
How many times have you heard people say “I’ll believe it when I see it?” Actually, no they won’t. Luke 16:31 “...Neither will they believe if they see one rise from the dead.”
Believing is seeing, but seeing does not always mean believing! Believing is a heart issue with God, which opens your eyes. A closed heart is a sure way to closed eyes!
In this edition, I would like to deal with signs, times, seasons and many such things. As a freight train approaches it creates all sorts of sounds, sights and signs.
►Further down, I have a spectacular revelation and sign to share with you about ravens, doves, olives, kings and the soon coming of our Lord! (Under the picture).
Knowing the signs?
Are we able to see and know the signs or are we forbidden from knowing the signs and their messages as the majority of churches today teach?
Acts 1:7 “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in His own authority.”
The verse above so clearly refers to the disciples themselves, asking our Lord about these end-time signs, way back then. It wasn’t for them to know at the time, because it was all too far into the future.
Now here is the answer for us in these days. Note that it’s the opposite!
Please don’t send me emails with the lame, dead, mistranslated and applied “No one knows the time!”
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4 “Concerning the times and the season, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you....You brethren are not in darkness that this Day should overtake you as a thief.”
Matthew 24:32-33 “Now learn the parable from the fig tree; when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know (Lit=I command you to know) that it is near, even at the very doors.”
So, has God given us multitudes of signs in many areas to confirm and add to our faith? Yes of course.
Genesis 1:14 “God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from night; and let them be for signs and season and for days and years.”
We are to search out signs and meanings:
I’ll let these profound verses below speak for themselves:
●Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
●Daniel 2:22 “He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and Light dwells with Him.”
●Daniel 12:4 (Amp) “You Daniel shut up the words and seal the book until the time of the end. Then many shall run to and fro and anxiously search the Book, and knowledge of God’s purposes, as revealed by His prophets shall be increased and become great.”
●Daniel 8:19 (Amp) “Behold, I will make you know what shall be in the latter time of the indignation (tribulation) of God upon the ungodly, for it has to do with the time of the end.”
●1 Chronicles 12:32 “The children of Issachar had understanding of the times, and knew what Israel ought to do.”
These men of Issachar had astronomical insights. They were watchers of the skies. They read into these signs messages for Israel in times of war. (Be careful here – don’t go overboard! Also don’t throw the baby out.)
Primary and secondary meanings:
All of the biblical signs, symbols, numbers and parables contain a central, primary, most important message. These are normally the face-value, first meaning.
But there are also many secondary meanings in the signs, sometimes quite a few. These we could call applications. They do not nullify the primary meanings, but are like overlaid layers.
There is a danger here in taking an analogy too far and reading too much into the sign. In dealing with these things, we much be sensitive to and be led by the Spirit of God.
When Bible prophecy contains more than one message, this is called the law of double reference.
Let’s look a bit further:
●The greatest sign and message of all is that which we see in fulfilled Bible prophecy itself. All the prophecies of the Old Covenant that have been fulfilled in the New, were fulfilled literally and exactly in time and space. That on its own is a major sign of the veracity of the Bible, and its supernatural content. It also means that this pattern of literal fulfilment will continue.
Interestingly, today many, including Bible teachers mock and scorn the astronomic sign of Revelation 12. But the Bible itself calls it a “great sign!” (Look it up, it’s pretty spectacular)
Revelation 12:1 “Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet...”
●Arguably, the greatest of all prophetic signs is Israel becoming a nation in 1948 and Jerusalem being restored to the Jews in 1967. Israel’s very existence and the great return to the land are also powerful signs.
●We see great signs in the messages of the seven letters to the churches in the Revelation, which plot the course of church history. Every church that ever existed can find its identity here, with God’s commendation and condemnation.
●We see great signs in the messages of the seven Feasts of the Lord, which plot the course of Gods people, and contain many other incredible signs and messages.
Our Lord uses signs for many purposes least of them is to warn the world and His people of what is coming. Many people believe that Bible prophecy becomes void if the people turn and obey the Lord.
That sounds good, but its rubbish. Pure Bible prophecy foretells and predicts something that is coming, ready or not. It deals with God’s foreknowledge. He predicts things He knows will occur because He owns the future and knows all about it.
This also does not mean God is sitting in heaven pushing red buttons to make things happen. He will be doing that in the tribulation period.
God always warns of impending judgement beforehand. It’s His nature!
A very great sign for the world now:
What follows is a spectacular revelation. It is largely hidden below the surface. For your benefit, here it comes:
We are now in the Hebrew year 5777. The Rabbis drop the thousand and refer to it as 777. In their custom they assign a word or acronym coming from the numbers for the year. This year it is the word “Oze” meaning might in the regal or kingly sense. The primary acronym for “oze” is the olive leaf, which comes from the letters making up 777 (all three together). The Rabbis are now calling 5777 the year of the olive leaf!
Some of the Jewish sages say that the essential “oze” or might of the Bible is in the olive leaf.
In Hebrew, the number seven is “zayin”. It also has an association with a crown and a sword, which comes from the meaning of the singular use of “zayin.”
What follows is well known amongst the Hebrew Rabbis and Jewish traditions. But they have missed the most spectacular meaning in the signs of what follows, because they have not yet found the Messiah.
●In Hebraic custom the symbol of the olive fruit represents King David. The olive leaf symbolises the Son of David - Messiah.
●The olive leaf is one of the symbols on the official Israeli emblem. The Rabbis describe the leaves of the olive tree as its “wings.”
●Moses threw a branch into bitter water, which transformed the bitter water into sweet. In the Hebrew Scriptures it was an olive branch (Exodus 15:22-26).
●Olive oil is also a light source. In Bible days lamps used olive oil as their fuel source, turning darkness into light. We know the parable of the ten virgins, five who did not have enough olive oil for their lamps.
●It has been discovered that olive leaf extract is a powerful healer of cardio vascular (heart) problems.
●In the Bible, olive oil is used as the anointing oil. It is also used today in anointing people for Holy Spirit blessing and work.
What amazing doves!
Do you know that the prophet Jonah was sent to the nations of the world to warn them? He didn’t like that so a big fish swallowed him and spat him out on the beach, with his tail between his legs.
But Jonah spent three days and nights in the belly of that whale. This is clearly a sign and symbol of our Lord’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
Do you know that in Hebrew tradition, Jonah was the Shulamite woman’s child raised from the dead by Elijah?
So, Jonah got up, went to Nineveh and delivered God’s warning message.
But here’s the amazing thing. You can look it up: The name Jonah means “dove!” Dove? It should have been whale or something like that! But no, God chose a dove to bring his message of judgment to the nations. This dove had spent three days and nights in death and been raised from the dead!
Nineveh was a city full of evil, and horrific unrestrained terror and violence.
►Today the ruins of the city of Nineveh lie within the city borders of Mosul. This is the home of the terror group ISIS and the present battle to liberate it. ISIS recently blew up the shrine of Jonah in Mosul (Nineveh). Good one ISIS, that’s going to serve you well!!
Why did our Lord say that the only sign given to this evil generation is the sign of Jonah? Could it mean that version two is right upon us now? Yes!
In Nahum chapters two and three you will find descriptions of the destruction of Nineveh including by water! We know the Mosul dam is ready to burst, which would flood Mosul – modern day Nineveh! There are no whales in this dam, only a dove sitting on the wall!
My friends, this is all happening now – just switch on the news and in the midst, the crucified and risen dove, Jonah calls for repentance!
(For more on the battle in Syria and surroundings, and the original ISIS terrorist, Saul of Tarsus, see the previous edition.)
Now, we know the Noah story. How did it end up? Noah sent out a dove. The dove came back with an olive leaf in its mouth.
Remember that the olive leaf symbolises the Messiah. It is linked to this year 5777.
Do you see what is unfolding? Noah’s dove and Jonah the dove are building up to it!
●The central message of Jonah the “crucified” dove, raised from the dead, is that total destruction and judgement is coming upon the nations of the world, and its people if they will not accept the finished work of the cross.
●The central message of Noah’s dove with an olive leaf is, the judgement of God is almost over and a new world of peace is coming. In today’s terms it means world peace is coming when Messiah returns at the end of the judgement upon the world called the tribulation.
This may blow your socks off:
The Hebrew words for olive leaf are, “zayith” = olive, “aleh” = leaf; together it is aleh-zaith.
The gematria of “aleh-zaith” in Hebrew is 522. This is also the identical gematria number, 522, for the Hebrew word shlom olam meaning eternal world peace!
This number 522 also happens to be a multiple of the gematria of the name Noah which is 58. (9x58 = 522), with nine being the number of finality. Five is the number of grace and 22 is the number of disintegration according to Bullinger’s “Number in Scripture.”
I don’t want to get into this here and now, because it’s a lengthy affair. Many sages and Rabbis have done the elaborate calculations pinpointing the date of the return of the dove to the ark. They put the date at Elul 25th. In Hebraic tradition this was the day of creation.
Just like the olive leaf, when Messiah comes He will bring peace and turn all things bitter into sweet. But first the raven must fly!
The raven must fly!
Genesis 8:7 “Then Noah sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up.” (The raven did not return to the ark.)
In Hebrew custom the raven is an unclean bird and the dove clean. The raven here represents the flesh, sin and all that is not of God, while the dove represents the supernatural plan of God – His way.
●The raven represents failure for the people in much the same way as ten of the twelve spies sent out by Joshua came back with an evil report, while two brought back the good, conquering report.
The dove with the olive leaf represents Messiah and the raven with nothing, the anti-Messiah.
●The raven has many mythological meanings. Firstly in Greek mythology it symbolises eternal life. In our application here, this would be a sign of eternal life in hell.
●The Greeks believed that the raven was a “messenger” bird of their god Apollo, a type of antichrist.
●Because the raven can smell death, being a carrion scavenger; some cultures believe the raven is a symbol of impending death and destruction.
●The raven is believed in some cultures to represent sadness.
●The raven is highly esteemed in the occult and witchcraft.
Compare all of these characteristics to those of the dove and you get the point!
Tragically, the Jews at large will only see and accept their Messiah at the end of the tribulation. They will follow wolves and ravens in their blindness until then.
To summarise: ●We see this Hebrew year being the year of the olive leaf. ●We see that the olive leaf symbolises the Messiah. ●We see that 777 is associated with the olive leaf. ●We see the dove with the olive leaf returning to the ark symbolising the end of the tribulation period and coming of Messiah. ●We see that the gematria of the olive leaf is identical to world peace. ●We see the antichrist of ultimate failure symbolised in the raven.
Bear in mind that the above discourse dovetails in with our Lord’s prophecy saying that His coming again will be “as in the days of Noah.”
Please understand that the Messiah is not returning (Second Advent) this year. He will not return until the end of the tribulation (except for the rapture which occurs before.)
The wonderful application of all of this is that Messiah will begin to appear to the Jews now, this year, as the veil of spiritual blindness is lifted. This brings them into peace with God. This continues and increases through the tribulation.
What the Jews need to see and will begin to in ever increasing numbers from this year, is the dove of peace, the Holy Spirit, descending and alighting on their Messiah as it did at His baptism (Matthew 3:16.)
Baptism represents death and resurrection to new life as a work of the “dove” of resurrection life, the Holy Spirit. My Jewish friends, you need to die to your old ideas and beliefs and be raised into glorious resurrection life.
Yes, this is the year of the olive leaf in the doves mouth for you (representing Messiah), but you need to see the dove on your Jewish Messiah’s shoulder! Do not follow the raven!
The sign-less church:
Bible prophecy constitutes 27% of the Bible. If you leave it out, your gospel is incomplete. It is then a dangerous deception in these days.
Matthew 16:3 “...Hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.”
Today most churches avoid Bible prophecy and the signs of the times. These ministers who are really wolves behind the pulpit are dooming and blinding their sheep to the domain of dark doctrine and the shallows of spiritual blindness, dead letter and superficiality.
In fact the Bible says that if you, as a man of God, do not warn the people of coming catastrophe, their blood will be upon your shoulders. (Ezekiel 33:6)
I wonder how much blood the wolves behind some pulpits have on their hands. Can you see their bloody hands? I can!
To have no prophetic insight, knowledge or understanding in this day, means you are blind in the face of immeasurable danger!
Some signs to look for now:
Daniel 12:8-10 “I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, ‘My Lord, what shall be the end of these things’? And He said go your way Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end...When the wise shall understand.”
Note and understand from the verse above that there are specific signs for this time period, in spite of the great majority of churches being silent on them!
In looking for signs, keep your foremost focus on seeking our Lord first. In looking for signs, keep tuned into the Spirit of the Lord. Let things go that don’t add up in your heart.
● Watch and know what is happening in the Middle East now, particularly Syria and Iraq. Watch for Russia’s actions and military movements in the region. These are all consistent with the prophecies of WW111 in Ezekiel 38 & 39.
● Watch for the involvement of Israel in any of these conflict zones. It is coming according to prophecy.
● Watch for development around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Watch for events leading to a rebuilt temple.
● Watch for European and United Nations actions against Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews.
Zechariah 8:2 “I will return to Zion with great zeal; with great fervour (Lit=fury and rage). I am zealous for her,’ the city of truth, the mountain of the Lord, the holy mountain.
Other verses describe Jerusalem as: A city not forsaken, the city David, the city of God, the city of righteousness, the city of the great king, the city of perfect beauty, the joy of the whole earth.
Put that lot in your pipe and smoke it, stupid UNESCO!
Watch for the dome of fire!
The central sign-rich stage is the Middle East. Then we zoom in to Israel, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. This must be our primary place of prophetic interest.
In all these things look primarily for signs of the soon coming of our Lord, by rapture before the tribulation begins. Its fine to look for coming tribulation events, but that should always be secondary, because they will be after the rapture.
I took this picture of a curious giraffe in the early morning light, in the Kruger Park.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!