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19th July 2019
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“Expectation”: One simple little word with so much meaning!
Bible prophecy creates in us great expectation and excitement and hope. It brings things from the spiritual dimension into reality.
But as you can imagine, it does the opposite when the expectation is built on false prophecy, error and pure lies. It then all works in reverse. The failure kills the expectation, the excitement and hope. It actually goes much further in wrecking evangelism and other related Christian issues.
So when these Christian counterfeits come up with all these new dates for the rapture and others things found in prophecy, do they think of the damage they are causing to others? Of course not! – All they think of is themselves on a pedestal.
Rather than enhancing the gospel, they are attacking it!
Well, we have just had the giant failure of the July 17th 2019 rapture predictions made by many of those who published You Tube videos and teachings on how “for certain” this was! “It’s 100% for sure,” they said. “The Lord told me” they said. “I had a dream about it” they said. The rapture is July 17th2019 they assured all their gullible fans.
Their evidence was of course totally shockingly inadequate, superficial and absurd, to say the least!
The problem is their influence on the weak and gullible.
Let me clarify my position on the rapture again. Firstly I which it was yesterday!
►I believe that the most possible scenario is on the Feast of Trumpets. This would be one in which the other prophecies on the ground all dovetail. The Feast of Trumpets qualifies because it is the only one of the seven that could start over one of two days. Remember the Hebrew idiom and name for the Feast of Trumpets: “The Feast of which no one knows the day or hour!” This is because “No one knows the day or hour of the New Moon’s sighting. It does not mean: “No one knows the time!”
There are many other amazing aspects to The Feast of Trumpets and its associated meanings and applications, which I deal with as we get closer. But again, I say, there are many things that must be dovetailing together, otherwise – back to the drawing board!
With all of these date-setting failures in mind and the multitude of other attacks on Christians and the word of God, it has and will thrive until its grand conclusion!
Just think of it: Christianity began with 12 ordinary people, they were all martyred for their faith. The gospel spread around the world at lightning speed, and is still doing so today. And yes you are one of the participants of it all.
- Heaven is already rejoicing at your coming! (Luke 15:7)
- Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming...” Isaiah 14:9
You will receive a welcome into eternity! Which of the two verses above will be your welcome?
When the good news of the Kingdom arrives it marches in and kills the evil spirits of witchcraft and creates and makes new communities of glory growing forever outwards.
Do not grow discouraged by failed date-setters. Protect your faith and strengthen it. Keep your expectations and hope high. Be very discerning. Be holy now.
Revelation 22:11 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still: He who is filthy, let him be filthy still. He who is righteous, let him be righteous still. He who is holy, let him be holy still.”
Edition 449: December 25th 2018
Throwing off weights.
Hebrews 12:1 “We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
2 Corinthians 5:10-11 “We must all (believers only) appear before the judgement seat (Lit=reward seat) of Messiah that each one may receive the things done in the body, whether good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men...”
Surprisingly, the verse above, speaks of the need for believers to “know the terror of the Lord.” Amazingly, this “terror” is found amongst the rewards being distributed to believers for their works!
How can that be a terror? It is a terror because this reward judgement includes the loss of rewards people would have had. And also because the reward-state is eternal! Some will be saved, “so as by fire” (1 Corinthians 3:15), but with no eternal rewards at all – forever.
Today people mock and scoff at Christians who use these severe tactics in evangelism. As a result, their coverts are nearly always, spineless, useless, half-baked, worldly sell-outs.
A world imprisoned and weighed down.
The world is racing blindly to its soon coming catastrophic end. Darkness is spreading.
You see light much more intensely when you are in darkness. But only if your eyes are open to see the light, and that’s the tragedy of the day. The ways of the world have rubbed off on believers, so much that their spiritual eyes have become dim.
“I am the light of the world”, said our Lord. He then transferred that light to the church. “You are now the light of the world” This light has supernatural qualities and power! But Satan knows that, so he comes as an “angel of light”, deceiving many, which removes the power from the light!
The church has become full of non-biblical ways. It’s just about impossible to de-paganise the church, but it is easy to de-paganise yourself. You may end up being a bit of an oddball compared to some churches, but you will be right on the mark with the kingdom of God!
It’s not really a matter of how you see things, but through whose eyes you see things. When you see things through the enlightened eyes of our Lord’s word, led by the Spirit, there is bright glory!
We are ambassadors for Messiah in this world. We are called to be successful representatives of our home, not our host country – the world.
Today the church is a consumer customer of the world! The church is called out of the world. When the world beautifies the church with a nice haircut, it’s like Samson losing his power.
Today, the church has lost the fear of the Lord.
What follows are some principles in contraposition of the fear of the Lord. I’ve compiled this list this way to give a deeper look into this profound subject.
When people have no active fear of the Lord, (which comes by choice) Here are some results:
●They will have unanswered prayer. ●They will not find the Lord. ●They will have no godly counsel in their lives. (Proverbs 1:28-30) ●They will be full of pride and arrogance and have no fear of evil. (Proverbs 8:13) ●They will be pulled down by evil. (Psalm 115:13) ●They will be lacking in godly wisdom, knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 9:10) ●They will have no life of reward. (Proverbs 13:13) ●They will have a perverse, foul mouth. ●They will not be enduringly clean and holy. (Psalm 19:9) ●They do not change. (Proverbs 19:23) ●They will have no secret counsel with God. (Psalm 25:14) ●They have no overall blessing on their lives. (Psalm 55:19) ●They will not have the mercy of God in their lives. (Psalm 147:11) ●They will have no stability and strength in their lives. (Isaiah 33:6) ●They continue their former rituals. (2 Kings 17:31-33)
There are very many more!
If there is one big take away from this list, it is that no fear of the Lord creates people with no fear of evil or sin.
You cannot fear a God you don’t know. But you can and must begin by your determined choice. As you get to know Him in reality, (not just words), the more your fear of Him increases! Only those who know God and fear Him are eternally safe and in a glorious position.
►Don’t mess with or try to dilute the fear of the Lord. Don’t try to redefine it as most minsters do. That will compromise you in many areas.
When you compare yourselves among yourselves, your standard becomes “yourselves,” and not the word of the living God, led by the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 10:12)
Error does not become truth because the whole world believes it. Mixing error with truth does not sanctify error – ever! (Isaiah 5:20)
The soon-coming antichrist sits on the throne of the temple declaring himself to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4) Satan has always desired worship and to be enthroned in people. He is already enthroned in the lives of the unsaved and many shallow and counterfeit Christians.
Today our Lord is calling the radical Christian to a unique, deep relationship, in which He alone is enthroned, and served by His own.
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold onto his ways, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
Proverbs 15:24 “The path of life winds upwards for the wise, that he may turn away from hell below.”
Guard your eyes, ears and heart:
I really can’t add one word of explanation to these verses below. They are so profound and simple! Read them and digest them.
Jonah 2:8 “Those who regard worthless idols forsake their own mercy.”
Psalm 119:37 “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.”
1 Thessalonians 5:22 “Test all things; abstain from every form of evil.” (Even the appearance of evil)
Psalm 97:10 “You that love the Lord – hate evil.”
Ephesians 5:11 Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.”
Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your word.”
Psalm 69:32 “The humble shall see this and be glad; and you who seek God, your hearts shall live.”
Psalm 145:18 “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”
Today, the world is ripe for judgment, and we know it is coming soon. But much of modern thinking has seeped into the church almost unnoticed.
Below are the major avenues used by the devil to infiltrate the church. These are psychological terms, but they offer incredible, accurate insights. These are perpetrated by the mass-media, the world of entertainment, and the like:
As you read these terms and descriptions below, just think of how many situation you know, where they apply perfectly.
●Sublimation is the term for unacceptable behaviour being transformed over time into acceptable actions and impulses.
●Naive realism is the psychological term for the human tendency to believe that what they see and hear is real and true and must take precedence. Those who disagree with them are branded irrational, biased or heretics. Naive realism entrenches systematic error based on false majority consensus. They believe that they are the only really objective ones. It is similar to “Availability heuristics,” meaning that he more times a topic has been in your face, the more important it must be. Content or truth is not important.
Group speak, is simply crowd psychology, which produces a false confirmation bias.
●Blind spot bias is the failure to see the impact of one’s own error and judgment, while seeing only their own view, through tunnel vision. It is ever more evident as God and the devil blind more and more people. Their blind spot grows and soon becomes a blinded life!
●The devil says good morning! There’s nothing wrong with “good morning” but coming from demon possessed or oppressed people – it’s a manipulation to gain respectability before administering the poison! Of course I’m not referring to “good morning” literally, it’s the overall principle. People often use all sorts of manipulative techniques to gain respect, while they really have ulterior and hidden false motives.
It’s good to have these things above defined, because you can then more clearly see and identify them when they appear – and they are worldwide.
You shall be holy:
As mentioned above, the fear of the Lord is one of the ingredients that produces holiness. But there is another most powerful factor involved. It is a “trembling”!
2 Corinthians 7:15 “...How with fear and trembling you received him. (Titus)
Philippians 2:12 “...Work out your salvation (from inside to the outside) with fear and trembling.”
Isaiah 66:2 “...On this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.”
Here we see that a product of the fear of the Lord is “trembling”. In these early church examples, they were to sanctify their walk with trembling. They were sent out and ministered with trembling. (There are more examples too)
Fear and trembling before God, produces holiness! In fact, trembling, further defines what the fear of the Lord is.
Compare this attitude to the modern proud, prouncing preacher and the weak shallow church of today. (In many cases)
Again, don’t try to dilute “trembling.” One of my spiritual fathers, Derek Prince often said: “The fear of the Lord means to fear Him.” The same applies to “trembling.” This is one of the ways true biblical holiness comes into your life.
Holiness is directly linked to your true success as a believer. It is also linked to the corporate success of the church. Holiness is linked to the success of your spiritual warfare and that of the church.
Joshua 7:13 “...Thus says the Lord God of Israel: There is an accursed thing in your midst O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you.”
Deuteronomy 23:14 “The Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.”
Isaiah 43:12 “I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, and there was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses, says the Lord.”
2 Kings 17:33-42 “They feared the Lord (appeared to) yet served their own gods, according to the rituals of the nations. To this day they continue practising the former rituals. They do not fear the Lord...So these nations feared the Lord, yet served their carved images; also their children and their children’s children have continued doing as their fathers did even to this day; they do not fear the Lord...”
Exodus 23:1-2“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow the crowd to do evil...”
The verses above show what caused Israel to fail and fall many times. It is also the reason why Israel and the counterfeit church, will fall for the antichrist when he appears. It is remnant Israel that will quickly make right!
This is all a powerful lesson.
One powerful destroying verse:
Isaiah 66:5 “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: Your brethren who hated you (those in replacement theology), who cast you out for My name’s sake, said, ‘let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy. But they shall be ashamed.’”(Verse 8 speaks of the nation of Israel being born in a day.)
Who is the “brethren that hated Israel?” Who are these brethren who tried to “cast Israel out”, who will be ashamed later on? This is a perfect description, prophetically speaking of the churches of replacement theology and anti-Semitism!
Shame is coming their way. These churches have no fear of the Lord and no trembling at the word! They are dangerous counterfeits. When the pressure really heats up – beware!
This evil, demonic replacement theology has become an accepted tradition in many churches today. It is a weight that needs to be rebuked, cast out, cast down and thrown off.
Psalm 114:7 “Tremble O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob. (Israel)”
Often you can tell what a church believes by its decor! Israel is the thread that runs through time. Now, the “middle wall of partition” between Jewish and Gentile believers has been broken down, but God’s final act will be His completed work with Israel again.
A church that has only Christian decor normally has no heart for God’s plans for Israel. A church with some Christian decor and some Hebraic decor speaks volumes and is welcoming to Jews.
The power of traditions:
There is a particular blinding force that operates in traditionalism and customs, especially those born in the occult and pagan devil worship, like Christmas and Easter.
At Christmas time, Christians put up a tree and decorate it with lights and little gold and silver balls, which originate from Babylonian pagan customs of worshipping the sun and the moon gods. I dare you to ask your minister, why the Christmas tree?
Numerous other pagan-born practises are done. You can look up the occult origins of every single Christmas tradition by simply typing in “Pagan origins of Christmas and Easter.”
Mark 7:13 “You make the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
Churches that celebrate Christmas and Easter always have the same chant, which is actually a lie. They say: “We don’t serve the Babylonian gods of Christmas and Easter, we just use the names”. Well actually, they use the names and numerous pagan practices as well!
I’m not getting into this now, but be aware that these traditions originate in Baal worship.
It’s worth bearing in mind that Catholic church originally introduced these pagan practises essentially to keep the Jews out of the church. How successful they have been at that!
I heard one minster actually say that’s it is okay to mix pagan traditions into the church, because that gives it a wider audience.
For all its life, the Catholic church has lied about the Jews and presented a Jew-less gospel. For 2000 years rabbinical Judaism has lied about the nature of the true gospel. And in both cases their people have bought it all and it’s become tradition.
Note below, that the coming salvation of the Jews will be Christmas-less (No trace of Baal.)
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.
Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the pagans.” (This goes on to condemn the cutting down of the fir tree and decorating it with gold and silver balls.
Can you now see clearly how Naive realism, Group Speak and Blind-Spot bias have duped nearly the entire church? These are all weights that weigh you down spiritually.
Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”
Ephesians 4:22 “Put off concerning the old man, which grows corrupt...”
The following two verses speak of the sin of homosexuality, but could also apply to other sinful things becoming traditions.
Romans 1:18-21 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness...For they are without excuse...And their foolish hearts were darkened.”
Romans 1:24 “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness in the lust of their hearts to dishonour their bodies among themselves.” (“God gave them up,” also in verse 26 &28)
The easy, cheap way – to failure!
The modern church tries to find acceptance with the world by participating with it in its traditions. Much of the church today has created an environment of easy-believism. This is why there is very little deep biblically identifiable, radical change in modern jelly-Christians.
Be aware of this: That, which costs you nothing, does nothing and it has no value. So, we have a church full of happy little nothings! The curse of the modern church is mixture of truth and error, paganism and purity, right and wrong and wishy-washy, non-descript doctrine.
Yeshua said: “count the cost” when you come to Me. (Luke 14:28)
There’s a big problem in church evangelism today. “Come into my life Lord.” is all wrong. If your thinking is: “My life must come into Your life, Lord,” that’s right!
When we appear before the judgement seat of Messiah, we will be stripped of everything. Those who think that they can pull the wool over God’s eyes will find out how wrong they are. Those who have blindly followed the ways of the world will pay for it.
How wise it is to fall before the Lord in total surrender now and cast off weights that beset.
The raised anchor allows the boat to move forward. The ballast released from the balloon allows it to go up. The opened handcuffs and shackles of prison allow you to go free.
Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast in the liberty by which Messiah has made us free, and do not be entangled again with the yolk of bondage.”
There are so many weights that the modern church has to cast off. I know, according to scripture that most people will not cast them off. Don’t let that be you. The price is too high!
I took the background picture in the beautiful Namaqualand Desert and superimposed one of our pincushion proteas on top of it.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 448: December 18th 2018
The failure and triumph of world peace:
In this edition, I’m returning to one of my favourite subjects – world peace, or lack of it! I’ll be looking more deeply at the spiritual forces at work, for you benefit, so that you can take heed! It is extremely relevant for the world and the church today. You must be aware of these things for you own safety, your edification and spiritual growth.
Firstly, world peace is totally impossible within the current world order. Glorious world peace is coming soon in the dispensation called the Millennium, under the full Lordship of Messiah.
Haggai 2:7-8 “I will shake all nations and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations (Jerusalem)...and in this place I will give peace.”
Ancient spirits are at work, and coming into the open. We saw this in the operations of Nazi Germany and Hitler’s plans for a Jew-less new Aryan millennium of peace under the Nazis.
●The Nazi Swastika, now appearing all over Europe and other places in the world is an occult symbol meaning ongoing or rotating, global peace and well-being. In some cultures it means spiritual perfection and well-being, with no Jews. So, the meaning of the Swastika is – “World peace with no Jews”.
●The word “Aryan” means: “Of noble (perfect) birth”. In some definitions the word includes, no Jews in the birth line!
The Aryan people originally came from the Nordic regions and further north in present day Russia, from an ancient village called Arkaim.
●The name “Arkaim” means: “The meeting or marriage of the sky and earth”. It is connected to legends of alien and UFO visits and various evil spirits.
“Gog and Magog” are names from the great Ezekiel 38 & 39 prophecy of WW111, in which they come down from Russia to invade Israel.
Gog was a giant god-like demon spirit. It will possess the Russian leader when this war takes place, just like Satan will fully possess the person to become the antichrist.
●The name “Gog” means: “Mountain” or “high place.” It is associated with elevated pride, and the demonic “high places.”
●The name “Magog”: means “covering.” It has a connection to covering by demon spirits.
So now if we put this all together we come up with:
●World peace with no Jews. ●Perfect birth with no Jewish lineage. ●The meeting of sky and earth, (the transmission of demons). ●The demonic covering through the high-place of exalted pride.
Perfect birth without Jewish lineage removes the new-birth which is of The Jewish Messiah.
As you consider the points above, note that this is exactly what is on the go in these days!
The marriage of hell and the marriage of heaven:
As mentioned above, the name “Arkaim” means: “The meeting or marriage of the sky and earth”. (With occult connotations.)
The “marriage of sky and earth” here is an occult concept in which there is a transfer of spirits and an equalisation of them. Holiness is not in this marriage! It is a new world order concept and an attempt to produce peace. It is none other than the Babylonian idea of mixture of good and evil.
Babel was an attempt to reach God by a bridge or a gate between earth and heaven.
This marriage of sky and earth is a marriage made in hell, and for those who will end in hell. It is the kiss of death!
But now have a look at this beautiful, poetic, verse of absolute truth:
Psalm 85:10 “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth and righteousness shall look down from heaven.”
Please note in the verse above, that we also see a meeting of sky and earth, but this verse has no occult connotations or meanings. It is a pure and holy meeting!
Here we see a heaven made marriage! This is the kiss to beat all kisses! This is the kiss of God and the kiss of life eternal!
A sleeping beauty, Israel, is soon to be awakened by a supernatural marriage kiss from God!
Genesis 28:16-17 “Jacob (Israel) awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it.’ And he was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’”
This verse above is gloriously prophetic. As Israel awakens from a long spiritual sleep, and recognizes her Jewish Saviour, which is the gateway to glory, she will be instantly struck with awe and repentant fear.
The same spirits at work today:
●Egypt, a type of the world, was a place of captivity for the Jews. The Egyptians tried to build a world empire of peace with no Jews.
●Babylon was a place of captivity for the Jews. Its tower was an attempt to reach God in the sky as part of their world-dominance of the day – but without Jews.
●All following world empires tried to build world peace with no Jews.
●The Catholic church became a world political dynasty in the 1700’s Its capital is the Vatican. It is still an official political state. The Catholic church, right from its foundation has tried to be a world religion / state. It tried to eliminate the Jews, and keep them out of their church through numerous means, the worst being the mass murder of millions of Jews in the Inquisitions.
●We all know the Hitler / Nazi story and their attempt to build an Aryan, Jew-less 1000 year world order of peace.
●Iran (Persia of old) is trying to build an Arab / Islamic world power with no Jews.
●Today, Islam is trying to build a world of Islamic peace with no Jews!
The incredible consistency is that every attempt at world peace throughout history has been without Jews, or with them being captive in those particular empires.
The amazing thing, and I understand why “God sits in the heavens and laughs” (Psalm 2:1-2) is that world peace will come with the nations destroyed, Jews saved by a Jewish Messiah and becoming kings and priests in a new world of peace - the Millennium, with Jerusalem as the world capital!
What a slap in the face for the world and its god!
The following two verses are an indictment against the church and its neglect of taking the gospel to the “Jew first”. (Romans 1:16) It is also an indictment against rabbinical Judaism.
Isaiah 59:16 “God saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him...The redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, says the Lord.”
Ezekiel 34:2-11 “Prophecy against the shepherds of Israel and say, ‘Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not they feed the flocks?...You have not brought back what was driven away, nor sought was lost; but with force and cruelty you ruled over them. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the beasts where they were scattered...My sheep were scattered over the whole earth, and no one was searching or seeking for them...Therefore O shepherds, I am against you...Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.”
The doom of world pece!
The Jews object to Yeshua as Messiah, because He did not bring world peace as they expected. But He did and He will! The kingdom of God, and His peace, is now in our hearts as believers. It will soon become an external kingdom of world peace too – after the tribulation.
But tragically, because the Jew is looking for world peace in the present world, they will find it in the promises of the coming antichrist! There will be some sort of land for peace deal, but it will be their souls for peace!
Many Jews will accept the fateful peace deal, but not all, because great masses will begin to be saved right from the start of the tribulation.
If only the Jews could see that kingdom is here already and the full manifestation of peace is coming only after the sword of massive war.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not think I came to bring peace on the earth. I came to bring a sword.”
Obadiah 1:15 “For the day of the Lord upon all nations is near, as you (world) have done, it shall be done unto you; your reprisal shall return on your own head.
World peace without Jews, Israel and Jerusalem in their rightful place is impossible. It will never happen – not in a million years.
So, you think you can have world peace without the Jewish Prince of peace? So, you think you can have personal peace without being saved by the Jewish Messiah? It’s impossible!
The people of the world believe in the replacement of the ways of God with their traditions, customs and opinions of the world and its devil – Satan. They believe they are safe because the masses think they are safe.
They believe that God will hear their prayer, listen to them and open His doors of heaven.
So many think they can pray for world peace and God will hear. Many institutions, and even some so-called church organisations think they can build world peace, through interfaith.
A wonderful world – gone to pot and worse!
A man made world-system is in fact a Satan – made world. He is the god of the world and you can’t take him out of it. A Satan – made world can’t have Jews as part of their framework, from Satan’s point of view, because the Jews have a separate, godly call and destiny on their lives.
So the big thing is that all world peace or globalism efforts can’t have Israel participating.
The reason for globalism in the first place, is because Satan can then control all components of it. He is the ultimate controller. But he can’t control what is of God. Satan can’t control the Jewish Messiah or the Jews predestined to be saved.
Satan’s global world-peace system is coming, for a short season, through hatred disguised as love.
The world has chosen a loser as its god. Don’t you choose him too!
Romans 16:20 “The God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly...”
The great big mistake of the ages is that man, as Adam, is born without sin. People think they will be saved because they are basically good. In other words, man fits the Aryan description of perfect Jew-less birth. BUT the truth, is only those born of perfect Jewish blood, of – Yeshua, Jesus, Jesu, Yesu, Jisu, UJesu, Desu, Gesu (and more) are saved!
God shuts doors blinds people and turns a deaf ear.
God shut the door of the Ark of Noah, seven days before the flood came to keep the unrighteous out. (Genesis 6:16, 7:4-16) God shut the door to the five foolish virgins. (Matthew 25:10)
God not only shuts doors, He turns a deaf ear to the prayer of unbelievers:
John 9:31 “We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshipper of God and does His will, He hears them.”
Job 35:12-13 “They cry out but He does not answer, because of the pride of their evil. Surely God will not listen to empty talk.”
Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”
Isaiah 1:15 “When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.”
Job 38:15 “From the wicked their light is withheld...”
You must be born-again into God’s family for Him to be your father, and for you to participate in family benefits.
How is world peace coming?
Shock of all shocks for the world! World peace is coming through the world’s great enemy – Israel! Yes of course it’s coming through our Lord, but His agent will be Israel. Why not the church? Because the church will be gone in the “twinkling of an eye”!
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; (In the tribulation), but the Lord will arise over you (Israel) and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 2:3-4 “Many people shall come and say, ‘Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths. Out of Zion shall go the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many nations, and shall rebuke many people. They shall beat their swords into plowshares , and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither hall they learn war anymore.”
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom...”
Zechariah 8:3 “I will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the Lord of hosts, the Holy Mountain.”
The above verses occur as the tribulation ends and the world goes into the Millennium.
The triumph of world peace:
On the wings of the destruction of the present world order and its attempted peace, like a seed springing to new life or an egg hatching, The true new world order of glorious peace will emerge.
At the end of the long, winding day, world peace will finally arrive. It will be a world fully restored to glory, with no curse, no sin, and no wickedness. It will be a world of perfect peace in the natural environment too.
It will be a world of holiness, purity, incredible abundance, beauty of sight sound and everything good you can imagine. It will be a world of saved Jews and Gentiles from all nations, out of the tribulation slaughter, and the saved church in glory.
Isaiah 51:3 “For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”
Salvation of the Jews: One day / three days!
Mark 14:58 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days, I will build another, without hands!”
Matthew 12:40 “As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
In the verses above we see the classic three days and nights relating to the cross of Calvary. Now have a look at the following verse relating to the coming salvation of Israel:
Hosea 6:2 “After two days, He will revive us, on the third day He will raise us up that we may live in His sight.”
The application of the biblical day for a thousand years principle means that after 2000 years and into the next, which is now - they will be raised up to salvation. But the more direct application relates to the three days after crucifixion, which is when our Jewish Messiah was raised.
In fact this Old Covenant verse is telling the Jews who their Messiah is!
How will the salvation of the Jews take place, or at least begin?
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove the iniquity of that land (Israel) in one day.”
Isaiah 66:8-9 “Who has heard of such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she gave birth to her children...Rejoice O Jerusalem and be glad with her, all you her love her.”
This verse above speaks of the national birth of Israel in a day in 1948, as well as the coming spiritual birth of the Jews.
There are other verses I’ve used before, showing that the Jews will see and understand who their Messiah is – suddenly!
These “one-day” and “suddenly” verses will be caused by the rapture of the church, which will end the church dispensation and begin the seven years of tribulation and make the Jews “angry” and “jealous” at the same time, since God took the church and left them behind. (Romans 10:19)
Here are some other interesting three-day verses:
Acts 9:9 “He (Paul) was three days without sight and neither ate nor drank.”
Exodus 8:27 “We will go three days into the wilderness and sacrifice to the Lord our God as He commanded us.”
You must be born-again of perfect Jewish blood – the blood of Yeshua our Lord.
You can choose the glorious true Prince of peace. If not, you have chosen the “prince of perdition”. (Utter destruction) This term, “prince of perdition”, is used for Judas and for the antichrist!
Hitler’s “final solution” was part of the reason for his own demise. The world’s “final solution” because it is also Jew-less will be its own demise as well. God’s “final solution” will put them all to shame in destruction.
World peace comes through spilt Jewish blood – that of our Messiah!
The end purpose in all of this is: Rend your heart and pray that you are led into all truth. If you are not saved, you need to get saved right now! If you are saved you need to strengthen yourself in the knowledge of God’s ways and word now!
Psalm 55:18 “He has redeemed my soul in peace.”
I took the background picture in the magnificent Namib Desert and the fish eagle in the Okavango Delta – Botswana, and blended then together.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 447: December 11th 2018
Pre-Trib only, works:
The Pre-Tribulation rapture of the church is the only position that fully works and fits in with all scripture, dispensations and pure logic! It is really liberating and exciting when you see how it all fits.
The key to the pre-trib rapture is in the church and Israel!
What I have to share with you today is new material, from the ancient scriptures. You will be challenged to deny this and come up with any other view! More than anything else, my motivation here for you is the same as it is for me, which is not to prove positions, but to turn your heart in surrender to our Lord, and seek Him and His holiness afresh.
What I’m going to do in his edition is compile some simple, well known differences between the church and Israel. I’ll then presume that the church goes through the seven –year tribulation (or any part of it) and show you the powerful impossibility!
Identifying the church:
The church was born in an instant, by new covenant on the day of Pentecost, as the law was transferred from stone to the hearts of believers and the Holy Spirit came to dwell in the hearts of believers through the new birth.
The church is a distinctly separate dispensation, which was born supernaturally, is supernatural and has its own language – tongues.
None of the above factors are found in the Old Covenant dispensation or the others.
The Old Covenant, as a dispensation, began on the original day of Pentecost as Moses came down from the mountain with the law in stone. This dispensation is not complete yet. On our modern-day of Pentecost, the dispensation of the law was put on hold. The final seven years – the tribulation period, will complete the Old Covenant, shortly. But for this to occur, the church age must end.
Proof supreme of who the “restrainer” is:
The Bible reveals the unique identity of the restrainer of evil and the antichrist. Some say he is the angel Michael. Some say he is the Holy Spirit. Some say he is the church, and some say he is the church, indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 “Now you know what is restraining, that he (antichrist) may be revealed in his own (set) time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.”
●The word, “what” is neuter gender, and “He” is masculine gender. This is important!
The term “out of the way”, is the Greek word “Ek” (Strong’s G1537), meaning, “clean out of the way, with force”. It is used for the rapture in other verses too. It is the rapture.
The “restrainer” is a reference to both a thing (neuter gender - verse six), and a person (masculine gender - verse seven). Note in verse six, “what” is the neuter gender word, and in verse seven, the “He” is capitalised, and is the masculine gender word. You would never call a person a “what.”
So here we have a sure mystery! The only way that this can work is if the “what,” in neuter gender, refers to the church, and the “He”, capitalised, refers to the Holy Spirit. That clears that up!
We could accurately say this: When the church indwelt by the Spirit, is removed by rapture, the antichrist will be revealed. Now re-read the verse above bearing in mind what I’ve explained. You will now see how well it fits together.
Yes, the Holy Spirit will still be here during the tribulation, but He will operate the way He did in Old Covenant times. People saved in the tribulation will not be born-again in the same way we are now.
We, the church, filled with the Spirit, are the restrainers now. The world will soon see how much we did restrain, when we are gone!
In the tribulation there are no gifts of the Spirit in operation. If there were, the saints could bind and cast out Satan. He is unrestrained in the tribulation.
The sign of the temple:
We could say that a symbol of the church age is no temple in Jerusalem. A symbol of the tribulation dispensation is a new, soon-coming temple in Jerusalem.
The church age began within a very short time of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Literally, as our Lord died on the cross, the temple veil was torn and it was left empty.
At the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost, the disciples were filled with the Spirit, with the evidence of tongues. This was the beginning of the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit for the church age. This was where the born-again church became the temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
If the church goes through the tribulation and it is the temple of the Holy Spirit, why would the church need a temple in Jerusalem in the tribulation?
The sign of the New Covenant:
The covenant God made with Israel is mentioned 74 times in the Bible in different ways. The covenant is exclusively for Israel alone. This covenant includes the land of Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews as a nation.
Genesis 17:7-8 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant to be God to you and your descendants. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.”
But then with the advent of the church, God made a new covenant, exclusively with and for the church. This covenant does not include land or a city. So now we see Israel and the church separated by their covenants.
If the church has replaced Israel, or goes through the tribulation, then we, God’s people in the tribulation, come under the covenant for Israel!
Psalm 89:34 “My covenant I will not break, nor alter My word that has gone out from My mouth.”
Remember that part of God’s covenant promise to Israel relates to her future as a blessing to the nations in the tribulation.
Isaiah 60:21 “Your people (Israel) shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.”
Isaiah 49:6 “...I will give you (Israel) as a light to the Gentiles, (nations) that you should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
If the church goes through the tribulation these covenants are all mixed up and don’t fit.
The sign of the land of Israel:
If the church is God’s work now, why would it need the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem? God never gave the land of Israel, with eternal covenant, to the church.
The Messiah was given as the light of the world. He transferred that to the church. The church is now the light of the world. But now we see a huge switch! Israel is given as the light to the world (Gentiles) in the seven-year tribulation.
Isaiah 42:6-7 “I, the Lord have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand. I will keep you and give you (Israel) as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes...”
So what happened? Why the big switch to Israel as the light? The church went in rapture.
The land, the city and the Jewish people are distinct from the church. The two must be seen and viewed through prophetic, biblically-based glasses.
The sign of Jewish evangelists:
In replacement theology, the church replaces Israel. That means that the church must go through the tribulation, because it and not Israel is the agent of salvation to the world. That, of course denies God’s call upon Israel and numerous end-time promises for Israel!
The 24 elders (Revelation 4:4) are representative of the leadership of the church and not Israel. They are clearly identified (in original words) as humans (not angles), and they are males. They are viewed in heaven seated on thrones, when the tribulation begins on earth.
We see another group of leaders in Revelation 7:4-8 and Revelation 14:1-5. These are the 144,000. They are all Jewish males. These represent the Jewish apostles /evangelists of the tribulation period. They are not the 24 elders.
If the church goes through the tribulation, this all becomes a big messy mess of interpretation.
The sign of the church’s language:
A sign of the beginning of the church age is tongues. That identified the birth of the church. Tongues and the gifts were not here in the Old Covenant.
Now let’s look at a mystery proof of the pre-tribulation rapture:
1 Corinthians 13:8 “Where there are prophecies they will fail (Lit=vanish away); whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.”
Here is the amazing thing: Tongues, a sign of the birth of the church, will continue and then suddenly cease. The original word means just that. They will cease in an instant. But prophecies, which are for all dispensation, will vanish away over some time.
It is the rapture that ends the church in an instant that also ends its unique language.
By the way, I totally reject all teaching and belief that tongues and the gifts ceased with the death of the last apostle. That is heresy.
If the church goes through the tribulation, then this is all messed up.
The sign of the peace treaty:
The church is part of the kingdom of God now and forever. The kingdom is called, “The kingdom of peace.” (Romans 14:17)
What the Bible reveals in a number of passages in Daniel and elsewhere is that there will be a peace covenant agreed to, but that this very peace treaty will bring immediate destruction. It will kick off the seventieth week (of years) of Daniel 9:27) The entire tribulation period will not see one day of peace at all – only trouble, war, calamity and judgement.
A peace plan or initiative or covenant does not mean peace is coming. It does not mean that the first three and a half years of the seven-year tribulation period will be a time of world-peace or even peace in Israel.
The second half of the seven years will see a greater intensity, called the “wrath of God.” But make no mistake the wrath of God, the wrath of Satan, the wrath of man and the wrath of nature, joined by the “riders” of death and destruction will be on earth through the entire seven-year period.
In fact the make-up of the original word “tribulation” relates to the very opposite of peace. It has a lot to with the psychological aspects of man in this time.
Tribulation: (Strong’s 2347) Pressing together, distress, stress, oppression, affliction.
The reasons for the seven-year tribulation are many, but some are surprising indeed!
Perhaps the most astounding reason for the seven-year tribulation is the actual peace treaty or covenant itself.
Daniel 9:27 “Then he (antichrist) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wings of the abomination shall be one who makes desolate...” (See more on peace: Daniel 8:24-25).
The word “confirm,” above means “to give strength to” or “to enforce.” The word “covenant” means “a treaty” or a “constitutional alliance”. It is the same word for God’s covenants.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 “You know that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. When they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman, and they shall not escape. But you, brethren are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.” (The word “Day” is a reference to the entire tribulation period.)
Note in the verse above that peace does not come when they say “peace and safety”! Sudden destruction comes! So don’t tell me that peace is coming to the world for the first half of the tribulation!
The word “sudden” above means: Unexpected, unforeseen, and instant. (Strong’s G160)
God reserves His wrath for His enemies. (Nahum 1:2) If we as believers have the indwelling Spirit, God is in us! How can God pour out His wrath on Himself?
Through the new birth, we have peace. God is peace. His kingdom is of peace.
If the church goes through the tribulation, none of this chapter would make sense.
The sign of the covenant of death:
The tribulation begins with a new covenant, a covenant of death!
The very thing that reveals and identifies the antichrist is the Daniel 9:27 covenant. In agreeing to it, Israel must break its existing covenant with the true God. They will think it’s a peace, safety and security covenant, but God says it’s a covenant with death!
Isaiah 28:18-22 “Your (Israel) covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with hell (antichrist) will not stand; when the overflowing scourge (tribulation) passes through, then you will be trampled down by it...I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a destruction (Lit=complete end) even upon the whole earth.”
Isaiah 24: 4-6 “The earth mourns and fades away; the world languishes and fades away. The haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinances, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate...”
We need to understand that God hold’s the whole world accountable! They have pressurised Israel for ages to give in to Palestinian causes. They have pressurised Israel to give in to demands on Jerusalem. The covenant of death was made with the “many,” which will be many nations, and with Israel.
The many nations here may be the UN or the new soon-coming Europe, or both.
The tribulation will be centred on the Middle East but, comes upon the whole world.
Isaiah 30:27-28 “The name of the Lord comes from afar, burning with His anger, and His burden is heavy; His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue like a devouring fire. His breath is like an overflowing stream, which reaches up to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of futility; and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.”
If the church goes through the tribulation, this all means that the church will make this fateful covenant with death. Yes I agree that the apostate, counterfeit or backslidden church will be part of it all, and go through the tribulation, but most certainly not the church with God in their hearts.
The most powerful sign of all:
In the seven-year tribulation period, which is the next dispensation, completing the Old Covenant, now on hold, believers will not be born-again with the indwelling Holy Spirit as they are now. They will be saved, but their salvation will be the same as it was in Old Covenant times.
If the church goes through the tribulation period, (any part of it) as some teach, does that mean the church would have to give back the indwelling Holy Spirit and become un born-again and revert to salvation the way it was in Old Covenant times?
Do you see what I am saying? Just use some plain logic. It could never be that the church would have to give up its new-birth and indwelling Holy Spirit. It is impossible.
You can’t have two types of salvation from two different dispensations running side by side with each other.
Where does that leave the church when the tribulation begins? – Raptured!
What I have just put before you is an absolutely undeniable proof of a pre-tribulation rapture.
Some post-tribulation rapture impossibilities:
If the church goes through the tribulation, the following verse means, that when all Israel is saved, the church will be saved!
Romans 11:25-26 “I do not desire brethren that you be ignorant of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved.”
●In the tribulation period, the remnant Jews have to flee to Petra. If there is a post tribulation rapture; that means that the church has to go to Israel and flee to Petra!
●If the church goes through the tribulation, the Palestinians would be all over the entire church.
●The church is a mystery. Israel is never referred to as a mystery. Only her hardening in part is a mystery. (Romans 11:25)
●The church age ends with the appearing of our Lord in the air at the rapture. Israel’s history culminating in the seven-year tribulation ends with the Second Coming of our Lord to the earth.
If the church goes through the tribulation, there are very many, not just one or two verses that simply don’t make sense. Yes, yes I know all about the few verses that imply a post-tribulation rapture. When properly studied and taken in view of dispensations, they all fail.
I have written many editions on the rapture, under “Editions by subject” and “Rapture.”
The only position that fits the requirement of all scripture, the inner witness of the Spirit and pure logic, is the pre-trib rapture!
I have a lot more to come on these subjects in coming editions that will surprise you!
Oh yes, one last thing. When does the rapture happen? It is soon!
I took this picture of the Rhino in one our game reserves and added some texture effects and trees.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 446: December 4th 2018
The Bible itself, like a giant jigsaw puzzle of the ages, gives a picture of what right division and application of scripture looks like. So if you’re trying to build a doctrine that doesn’t look like the overall end picture, it is you who is wrong and needs changing.
Heresy: Strong’s G139 “Hairesis. Meanings: To choose for oneself or selective division.
It means to choose how much you will accept and reject. Heresy is cherry-picking within doctrine, rejecting other doctrine. It is a “damnable” practice according to scripture.
Galatians 1:9 “If anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
The overall purpose of heresy is to get you sidetracked and into error, away from the truth.
Obviously, we have to be selective, but not at the expense or contradiction of other verses and doctrines. Everything must add up.
There is a big difference between interpretation of scripture and application. For example there are many things in the Old Covenant that may not be interpreted as being for us in the New, but they can still be examples for us today.
Bible dispensations (Ephesians 3:9-10, Hebrews 1:1 Colossians 1:25) are essential for keeping things in harmony and order. But there are those who over- dispensationalise, saying that nothing from one dispensation relates to the next. They are in a ditch.
Heresy is a particular end-time plague. It has brothers, sisters and cousins, who are: False prophets, false teachers, deceiving, seducing spirits. It will intensify in these days, but it has been a major problem and the chief cause of division throughout the age.
●Heresy is a spirit. It is a “spirit of error” within the church, mostly perpetrated by leaders and teachers. It is evident in those who are not led by the Spirit of truth.
Heresy is a church issue, it’s not external. One of the great problems is that it causes disunity and division in the church, which then prevents many from being saved. Have a look at this shocking verse below, and note how important unity is:
John 17:20-21 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me, that they may be one, as You Father are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”
Biblical heresy has a dramatic, negative effect on the church and on the world. The world looks at the divisions and thinks God must be confused!
People fall for heresy because they are of the same spirit. ●They are ignorant of the scriptures. ●They are ignorant of the devil’s devices. ●They have no Spiritual gifts of revelation, protection or spiritual gifts of warfare.
People fall for heresy because they have a preconceived, erroneous belief on some issue and then chose selective verses, and cherry-pick to back them up.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers. They will turn away their ears from the truth and be turned aside to fables.”
1 Corinthians 11:18-19 “I hear that there divisions among you, and in part I believe it. For there must be factions among you, that those who are approved may be me recognised among you.”
The evil power of heresy:
1 Samuel 15:24 “Saul said to Samuel, ‘I have sinned because I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and your words, because I feared the people, and I obeyed their voice.’”
1 Kings 18:21 “Elijah came to all the people and said, ‘How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him.’ But the people answered him not a word.”
A double minded person is unstable in all his ways, says the Bible. Today, the power of the devil in the mass-media, entertainment, and the opinions of the masses is extremely strong and influential.
People, especially the young, acclimatise to room temperature. Its getting cold in here!
If you want to be a successful Christian in these days, you have to break this evil power. You must cast it down and throw it out. You can be so easily led into deception by the voice of the majority of the people. You can and must be led into separation from the world and its ways by our Lord.
Romans 16:17 “I urge you brethren, note those who cause divisions among you contrary to the doctrine you learned, and avoid them.”
Jude 1:18 “I told you that there would be mockers in the last time, who walk according to their ungodly lusts. They are sensual persons, causing divisions, not having the Spirit.”
When you are going the right way with our Lord, it will cause godly division!
John 7:43 “So there was a division among the people because of Him.”
I wonder how many church leaders have ever obeyed this verse below:
Titus 3:10-11 “Reject a diverse man (Lit= Heretic) after the first and second admonition (warning) knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.”
Heresy will warp you. I know many who have become badly warped!
Isaiah 47:10 “You have trusted in wickedness, you have said, ‘No one sees me,’ your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you said in your heart, ‘I am and there is no one besides me.’”
The word “warped” means: twisting, inverting, corrupting, or changing, to lead people away.
Once a church leader or teacher has been warped by heresy, he changes into a pulpit-wolf. He is a minster of division and growing error.
The church consists of spiritual babies, adolescents, teens and the mature. All must be well fed. Wolves make bad babysitters!
Acts 20:27-31 “I have not shunned declaring to you the whole counsel of God. Therefore take heed to yourselves and the flock, amongst which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers...After my departure, savage wolves will come in not sparing the flock...And from among you men will rise up speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after themselves...Therefore watch!”
You can trust God’s truth. It is the great edifier. Bear in mind that part of being edified involves being terrified, which is just what the full truth does. Don’t cut out the severe and hard sayings, and the warnings of God!
Knowledge alone of the word, without the Spirit produces proud, arrogant, clever idiots. Pretence is not spiritual experience. You need to see through it.
What heresy is, and is not:
Heresy is not just a few minor differences in beliefs in the church. Those, we will always have. They should not be reasons for division.
A church must be well established on the foundation of the six major doctrines of Messiah in Hebrews 6:1-2. All true doctrines of the Bible can be found within this foundation.
Heresy attacks any of those foundational doctrinal beliefs.
Differing beliefs, especially within some cultures are fine, as long as the foundation is solid.
We must have unity within the foundation. Bear in mind that the church is the “pillar and foundation of truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15)
Heresy is a more intensive division and is clearly rooted in a spirit of error, attacking the very foundation of major beliefs.
How to identify this spirit in church leaders, teachers:
A Bible teacher must be be trusted. This divine is earned over time. It must be apparent in its longevity, endurance and consistency. It must be tested, and have visible biblical fruits. A teacher carries within him spiritual privilege, which carries great responsibility.
Teachers and leaders who fall into heresy have problems of pride, lack of repentance, and no fear of the Lord. Their fall into heresy is often a repeating pattern.
Sometimes people fall into heresy because they are products of this superficial instant, pop-up world. Their knowledge of scripture is shallow. They are not called.
The Bible teacher must be fully open to the entirety of the work of the Spirit of God, including openness to the gifts of the Spirit. This is an urgent need in these days of coming great attack on all the things of God.
Don’t waste your time on those with no time for God and His word, and don’t waste your time with teachers who are not clearly led by the Spirit. They are not qualified to be teachers. These are dangerous days indeed!
1 Timothy 4:1-2 (Amp) “The Spirit distinctly and expressly declares that in the latter times, some will turn away from the faith, giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and doctrines taught by demons, through hypocrisy and pretension of liars whose consciences are seared.”
2 Peter 2:1-2 (Amp) “In those days there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines and destructive heresies, even denying and disowning the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves, swift destruction...The truth will be maligned and defamed.”
Galatians 5:16-21 “Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfil the lust of the flesh....If you are led by the Spirit you are not under the law. Now, the works of the flesh are evident, which are: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions, heresies, envy murder, drunkenness, revelries and the like...Those who practise such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Many of you reading these very words have fallen for much heresy. The deeper you get into heresy, the more difficult it is to get out. There is a cross-over point where the spirits at work will lead you to become a full-blown cult member.
Heresy stabs at the essence of major doctrines of the Bible. Its activists choose and cherry pick their verses, but because they are led by the spirit of the false angel of light, they are producing a hell-hole, devoid of God. They are producing idols of their mind – for destruction.
At the end of the day, the heretic stabs, and cuts up the Bible to suit his demons!
Delightful dogs and despicable hounds:
Are you a sheepdog? Are you a true watchdog, a watchman on the wall? You need to be able to detect wolves in sheep’s clothing! There are many wolves among the flock. The Bible said that it would be an end-time plague. The true sheepdog knows the true sheep, and barks and warns when he sees the wolf disguised as a sheep.
But there are so-called sheepdogs, and shepherds who are dumb, stupid, blind, and asleep, and can’t see the wolf, and can’t bark to warn the sheep of the wolves. They can’t bark because they are despicable, dumb hounds!
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
Isaiah 56:9-11 “All you beasts of the field, come to devour, all you beasts in the forest. His watchmen are blind, they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love to slumber...They are shepherds who cannot understand. They all look to their own way, everyone for his own gain from his own territory.”
Do note the problem: “They look to their own way.” That is the wrong way for any watchman or teacher to look!!
People follow their leaders, which is well and good when the priests are priests of God. But when they not, there’s always trouble ahead. And by the way, today it is fashionable to question and disrespect authority of all forms, but especially the authority structures of God.
Did you know that God is going to destroy some people’s mothers?
Hosea 4:4-6 “...Your people are like those who contend with the priest. Therefore you shall stumble in the day. The prophet (false) will also stumble with you in the night; and I will destroy your mother (false religion). My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge (of God), I will reject you from being a priest for Me.”
The danger of heresy is that it knocks on and affects many other doctrines.
Heresy and Israel:
Because God has a soon-coming, mighty plan for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews, all things relating to this are under growing attack.
The greatest demonic-led attack on Israel by the church is replacement theology. It may not fit the traditional definition of heresy, but it is!
The beliefs of unsaved Israel now, is pure heresy at this stage, but because of the uniqueness of Israel, we know that is soon about to change.
Consider the following most important line of words:
Israel:●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected▐●Regathered ●Repented ●Accepted.
The words above are the most important in the world! They spell God’s entire plan of the ages, in a few words. In fact these six words above encompass more than a million books on the subject!
The thick division bar represents a horrifying division. Church ministers of replacement theology stop at the division bar. They believe the first three words, but then stop. You could name that thick bar Adolf! They insert the church right there replacing God’s climactic, glorious plan for end-time Israel with themselves.
The rapture will take place somewhere just after that division bar.
Please let this sink into your thinking. I’ve intentionally created this as a simple yet powerful illustration of the greatest drama of all time.
This will rock the world. Great heresy is already before us. We see it in growing anti-Semitism and all things that fall under the demonic Swastika – the symbol of world peace without Jews.
May I share with you a personal issue?
When I was a kid my mother taught at a Hebrew nursery school. From those days, she drummed it into me that the Jews had a special calling upon them and were to be respected and loved. We lived in a Jewish neighbourhood, so I grew up influenced by the Jews, Jewish customs, and Jewish girlfriends. I’ve always had a strong, enduring connection to them.
Now, as a believer, I can always tell, in five seconds, if a Bible teacher or minister has a heart for Israel or not. Sometimes I know it before he opens his mouth.
The big thing that I note and can feel and identify is - does he see Israel like a prodigal son – just like the Father does? Is there an excitement that the lost son is on his way home? Is there a spark in his eyes? Is there a heart-witness?
Some pastors preach excellent but terrible sermons. Their stuff is good – all from the Bible, but it is what they are silent on that gives them away!
Heresy grows. It seldom comes manifest in its mature form.
It’s good to bear in mind that we are in a spiritual environment. Nothing is static. You are moving forward or backwards at any time.
People are on a journey. They are hot for our Lord, or warm, or lukewarm, or cold, or dead, or a habitation of demons.
The Spirit of the living God will warn you of heresy (if you have the gifts in operation) He will set off alarm bells and warning lights – that’s the time to get out and run away from it, not later on, after it has grown.
Galatians 5:9 “A little leaven leavens the whole lump.”
1 John 2:26 “These things I have written to you, concerning those who try to deceive you.”
Any teaching that interferes with or changes established doctrine on salvation is a heretic. Any teaching that in anyway adds to or subtracts from the full revealed Bible is heresy.
●All forms of replacement theology end in heresy, because it gets rid of Israel now and ultimately leads to replacement reality and the antichrist!
Replacement theology is cherry picking and choosing selected verses above others, which refute their overall picture. It is the most widespread, enduring heresy ever.
●Coming under the law is a modern heresy, which includes some modern movements.
●Gnosticism and its offshoots is heresy.
Some of the following are pure heresy and some may not be heresy yet, but become so when in practised in excess:
●Emergent church teachings. ●Hyper-grace. ●Seeker sensitive movement. ●Liberal theology. ●Liberation theology. ●Universalism. ●Origenism (allegorical interpretation) ●All theology and teachings that underplay or avoid the full message of the cross, which includes the resurrection and ascension and the Second Coming.
If you are in a good church moving forward with our Lord, and your source of spiritual food and growth is good, pray for your leaders. Pray that it remains so. Pray that they continue on the cutting edge. Pray for your leaders! This is not a game, or a club, or an entertainment show! This is about eternal life – forever and ever.
Church history is full of shipwrecks -doctrinal shipwrecks and their wrecked captains! But right in the middle, the true stand securely.
New, intense doctrinal errors are arising, and will get worse as the coming of the Lord of glory, and the lord of evil approach!
Dividing and applying the truth must be Spirit led. "Rightly dividing" truth has a subtle presumption that it is right. In many cases it is, but it can be a powerful tool of the devil too.
The big questions to ask of any teacher are these: Does it glorify the living God. Does it exalt Him? Does it draw people closer to God? Is it costly to your ego and self-life? Does it all add up consistently with all doctrine? Does it bear witness in your spirit?
There is a huge shaking coming. Thankfully, it will shake many awake!
It’s a wonderful, glorious refreshing thing to be bathed in truth in these days!
I took these two pictures in the Chobe River area, Botswana.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 445: November 27th 2018
The world gets stoned:
The world has a nasty surprise coming. It is going to get stoned by God. The rock that God will use will be really strange. It will be a supernatural rock that will destroy the whole world! God has sent His Rock of ages to the world, but the world would not accept Him, so now comes a rock that will put the rock in David’s slingshot to shame!
Daniel 2:32-34 “The image had a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron and its feet partly of iron and clay... You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, struck the image on its feet and broke them in pieces...The iron, clay, bronze, silver and gold were crushed and became like chaff on the threshing floor...And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”
Daniel 7:27 “The kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.”
This is more than “sticks n stones breaking bones”! It’s more than the “axe laid at the root”!
The stone striking the feet of Daniel’s image, which represents all world empires, carries God’s destructive force, and divine power. This rock is the Rock at the Second Coming.
1 Peter 2:7-8 “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone, and a stone of stumbling and offence. They stumbled being disobedient to the word...”
What’s it all about?
The world, led by its god, Satan, is undergoing a metamorphosis. The forces of evil are trying desperately to produce a global, one-world system. A unified world system would be extremely strong and almost impenetrable. The global elite want control of this unified world.
That’s what the think anyway, but it is Satan in them who wants ultimate control!
The big bottom line is that globalism is essentially about equality. We were not created equal. We were created free and should have equal opportunity. But equality itself, always has to be enforced, and is always at the expense of the free.
Equality reduces you to the lowest common denominator. God lifts you to the highest.
Freedom and equality then, are mutually exclusive.
In the Garden, Satan said to Adam and Eve – “you will be like God if you eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil”. Ever since then, mankind has believed the lie and tried to be like God, reaching God, through his elevated knowledge. But it failed over and over again.
Globalism minimises the significance of national borders, social and religious divisions, and policies in favour of a global, one-world ideology, including political, economic and military endeavours. It was first seen in Babylon and then in numerous world empires – all destroyed and gone.
To achieve one world you need unity, so you must remove everything that separates. That is, borders, national sovereignty, human individualism, family structure, patriotism and more. The law of God must be removed so that the lawless law of the world can replace it.
We are two worlds. We are in the world but not of it. The church is not government and the government is not the church.
Globalism presupposes a centralised form of control across multiple fields. But who is at the centre? Who is the controller?
Today we have a growing clash between a gospel-based worldview and a godless-based worldview. The conflict is rising to the surface fast. World-peace is the ultimate goal.
Yeshua did not come to bring peace on earth, but peace with God. There will be peace on earth when the earth is filled with those at peace with God. – It will be in the Millennium. To the world now, He brings a sword! (Matthew 10:34) Or should we say - a big Stone!
It’s good to remember that Satan is the author of war and peace (humanistic), and God is the author of divine war and peace. There is a war that is of God. Don’t shy away from that fact!
If the world could get rid of God, it would instantly snap together into a powerful unity, but full of all its evil, just like at Babylon. It is God Himself who is preventing world-unity and its product – peace.
If you can have world-peace without God, you don’t need God!
The world today is preparing itself excellently for the antichrist.
Globalisation works where there is no God. It produces unity, which is very powerful. “Nothing is withheld in unity.” (Genesis 11:6) The world today wants globalism. But God destroyed globalism at Babel. The reason was that unity outside of God produces a new-world in sin and of the devil.
Isaiah 48:11 “...I will not give My glory to another.”
The true church is the only thing in this world not headed by Satan. That is why God will remove the church before the stone strikes!
All world religions, including cross-less Christianity are already set to come into unity.
One-world can have many religions, but all with underlying humanism as the uniting force. The one true “religion” which separates, is biblical Christianity and must therefore go, to create world unity.
The attempted union of God and Satan through multi-faith is doomed. But it has an alluring attraction. When two become one, there is power, and that’s just what Satan wants.
By the way, the origin of the word “Yoga” is “union”. It comes from an ancient Hindu belief in the union of good and evil!
True oneness or unity only comes about one pure way! It does not come by mixture!
►The big shock to the world will be when they finally see that there always has been a one-world “religion” of peace, but they couldn’t see it or receive it, because it is in Him!
The temple in Jerusalem was always to be set apart, sanctified and holy. It was not to be a place of mixed religions like Babel. We will soon see a peace plan revealed for Israel, by the US. It will, no doubt, include a multi-faith dimension, for the new temple.
Because this new, third temple on the Temple Mount will be a multi-faith set-up, it will go towards a unified new world-order. God will allow it to be the headquarters of the antichrist for a short time!
The Islamic Dome of the Rock stands as a usurper on the Temple Mount. It is Satan’s counterfeit. Through the Dome, Islam claims victory over Israel and the church. But something will soon happen there to make way for dramatic prophetic fulfilment.
The world-system was built by man, just like Babel built of man-made bricks. The world has built itself without God. Peace only comes by justification! Justification only comes through the cross, which proclaims you and me – not guilty, and justified with God.
John 13:8-10 “Peter said to Him, ‘You shall never wash my feet!’ Yeshua answered and said, ‘If I do not wash (your feet) you have no part with Me.’”
Our Lord washed the disciple’s feet. Peter wanted to be washed all over. Yeshua said that he only needed his feet washed because he was already clean all over. That is a wonderful type of our salvation, which is done (all over). We only need our feet washed (1John 1:9) which is a type of being forgiven for sins as we walk through this dusty sin-filled world.
The stone of God will hit Humpty Earth hard at its feet, and all the kings men will not put it together again in its present form. The King of kings will re-create it – holy and pure.
The earth’s “feet” have never been washed. They stink like they have been walking through dung. It has never been washed all over either!
We have treasure in earthen vessels. It is our “earthen vessels” that are purified as we take up our cross. But the world’s earthen-vessel feet are a mixture of iron and clay, and have no treasure inside.
We have been washed by our Lord all over, and our bare feet have been washed, by confession of sins. We are clean and we are on “holy ground!”
1 Samuel 2:9-10 “He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness. By strength (human) no man shall prevail. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces. From heaven, He will thunder against them. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.”
If you are truly saved, you will overcome the world and your feet will walk away from its darkness towards ever intensifying light.
The course of the kingdom of God is seen in:
●The Lamb, ●the Lion and ●the Dove.
The Lamb represents the cross of Calvary, and the church age. The Lion represents the judgement of God and the tribulation period. The Dove represents the coming new world of pure peace, righteousness and holiness.
The course of the end-time world is seen in:
●The Beast, ●the Dragon, and ●the Vultures.
The beast and the dragon represent the devil, and the antichrist. The vultures represent the great final wrath of God on the world at the Second Advent. (Matthew 24:28)
So if you could have world peace, the world’s way, you would have to include all of these factors above. You would be mixing two kingdoms together!
You would have to mix together the Lamb and the beast, the Lion and the dragon and the dove and the vultures! Sorryyy – they don’t mix!
So, we have two kingdoms in conflict revealed above. One kingdom has a right of admission reserved! You can only get in through shed blood, the cross, righteousness and holiness. The other is cross-less, bloodless and lawless - full of evil. Its blood is soon to be spilt!
Psalm 82:8 “Arise O God, judge the earth; for You shall inherit all nations.”
John 14:17 “The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, but you know Him, for He dwell with you and will be in you.”
Don’t allow the world-system to comfort you, it has ulterior motives. Behind it is the evil kosmokratos (world power). The world’s time is up! Can you hear the shofar blowing?
A failed world:
Every attempt to create a better world of peace has failed.
Mixture of good and evil is a satanic infusion and infiltration, an intrusion, which degrades and invalidates the whole.
The world-system is mentioned in type as Egypt, Babylon, Rome, Sodom and Gomorrah and more. All failed. You would think that people would learn!
Unholiness and unrighteousness are what God calls sin! You must separate them. “There is no peace for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22)
If there is no peace for the wicked, how can you have new-world peace without the cross?
“The whole world lies under the power of the evil one”. (1 John 5:19) The evil one is the “god of the world”. (2 Corinthians 4:4) “The evil one comes to kill, steal and destroy”. (John 10:10) He is the “father of lies”. (John 8:44) Satan is ruler of a “kingdom of darkness”. (Colossians 1:13)
So just looking these excerpts from the Bible, how can you have a successful new-world?
Failed, futile thinking:
The danger of ignorance is the presumption which takes its place!
Isaiah 29:15 “Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord, and their works are in the dark. They say, ‘who sees us and who knows us?’”
Job 34:17 “...Will you condemn Him who is most just?”
A view of God brought down to man’s level of understanding always results in many other evils. People with no fear of the Lord always try to think Him down to their level. These people always have a materialistic, me-now view of life, which puts the light of God out!
Babylon was destroyed by God for trying to make peace their way. The world today is trying to create world peace and peace in the Middle East / Israel by going its own way! Do you think it will succeed? If you do you should be stoned!
Psalm 119:128 “All Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right. I hate every false way.”
The only place of true international globalism, with no boundaries is in Messiah. In Him there is neither Jew nor Gentile, free or slave, male or female. We are one in Him. Out of Him we are not.
When in a deep hole it’s good to stop digging! You can’t stop a sinking ship with a big hole in it unless you fix the hole! The world’s ways are sinking fast and many Christians are, and should not be on board too!
Blind- Spot bias: Simply, this is failure to see the impact of their own error and judgment, while seeing only their own view through tunnel vision. It often leads to other biases and problems of understanding.
Blind-spot bias is a result of God’s doing. Unfortunately they are blind to the fact that they will soon be stoned and won’t go high – but low – very low!
Hear, see and feel:
1 John 4:5 “They are of the world, therefore the world hears them.”
Who hears you? Who do you hear? What telling questions.
The Holy Spirit brings revelation and light. The closer you get to the light the more you see and the clearer you see.
The problem is, with no spiritual light and sight, and no hearing, and no understanding and a hard heart to God – you are totally lost.
Isaiah 6:9-10 “Go and tell the people: They keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing but do not perceive. Make the heart of this people dull and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and return and be healed.”
This is God’s doing (above). It may seem cruel, but God will not allow ultimate success in Satan’s world without going through the sanctifying work and ways of the cross.
All Christians have only two possible sources of truth and wisdom. One is from above and one is from below.
At the end of the day you know deep down that you are with and for our Lord and His entire word, or not! When you are right with God, you are at peace with Him and at peace with yourself. You know it and feel it deep inside. It is a wonderful security!
Don’t get stoned:
The entire Bible is a vivid, succinct, staggering lesson from history that mankind does not learn from history and never has!
The answer for the true biblical Christian is not to be anywhere near the world when God’s stone strikes!
Jeremiah 51:49 “As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall; so at Babylon the slain of all the earth shall fall.”
Here, “Babylon” is a type of the world-system. We must be free to be separate from it all.
The Holy Spirit separates between truth and error and shows us things to come. He fills us with good fruits. He convicts us of sin righteousness and judgement to come. He comforts us. The unholy spirit does the opposite, being the discomforter!
2 Chronicles 36:14-16 “All the leaders of the priests and the people transgressed more and more, according to all the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house of the Lord, which He had consecrated in Jerusalem. And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers...but they mocked the messengers of God, despised his words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.”
Beware! There is a limit to God’s grace! There is time where there is no remedy!
There should be a fast growing deep down inner sense of terror in the world now.
The stone grows and grows!
I said up front it was a strange “stone!”
Daniel 2:34 “The iron, clay, bronze, silver and gold were crushed and became like chaff on the threshing floor...And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”
After the world get’s stoned – “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and He will reign forever and ever”. (Revelation 11:15)
Psalm 37:11-13 “The meek (humble) shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plots against the just and gnashes his teeth at him. The Lord laughs, for He sees his day coming.”
Romans 9:33 “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offence, and whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
Matthew 21:44 “Whoever falls on this stone will be broken, but on whomever it falls will be crushed to powder.”
The world has a soon-coming appointment, with a Rock of wrath – one it will not miss. You can get out of the world now by falling on the Rock, and having God remove you by rapture before the Rock strikes.
One thing the world can’t do is save itself or get out of the way of this great Rock.
Being neutral, compromising or tolerant of the world-system will exacerbate your problems.
Tolerance is an idol of this present depraved world and is a sure sign of the coming judgment of its participants! Those trying to be relevant to the world have moved, removed or changed the scriptures and injured themselves greatly in so doing.
In these days at this particular time, the fullness of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit are absolutely essential to see, understand and be protected, and for ultimate success.
I took the background picture in the Namib Desert and mixed in an elephant close-up.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!