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Edition 70. 4th February 2011
In this edition:
●The importance of the number 70
●Egypt and beyond in prophecy
Egypt and beyond in prophecy:
There are many prophecies relating to Egypt and her neighbours in the Bible. Some of these refer to her as the "King of the South" Others refer to Egypt directly.
I want to have a look at a one remarkable prophecy in Isaiah 19:1-25. But let's start at the end so we can see what time period this is referring to.
Isaiah 19:24-25 In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts shall bless saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people and Assyria the work of My hands and Israel My inheritance."
This is clearly an end-time portion of scripture. It reveals that Egypt (and a large part of the Arab world) will come to know the Lord. This is most likely in the tribulation period. It is not the case yet.
So, we know that this section of prophecy relates to these days and into the near future.
Let's now have a look at the tragedy that will unravel before these Arab nations respond to Messiah.
(I've shortened this portion of scripture, using only the relevant points)
Isaiah 19:2-22 "I will set Egyptian against Egyptians, everyone will fight against his brother, and everyone against his neighbour, city against city...I will give the Egyptians into the hands of a cruel master and a fierce king will rule over them...the rivers will turn foul...and everything sown by the river will wither and be no more...the fishermen will mourn...those who weave fine fabric will be ashamed...all who make wages will be troubled of soul....Neither will there be any work for Egypt...And the land of Judah will be a terror to Egypt....and the Lord will strike Egypt, He will strike it and heal it, they will return to the Lord and He will be entreated by them and heal them."
Jeremiah 25:15-24: "For thus says the Lord God of Israel to me: "Take this wine cup of fury from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it. and they will drink it and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them." This portion of prophecy sees nations come against Israel causing her to be left temporarily wrecked. It includes Gaza, Edom and Moab (Jordan) Tyre (Lebanon) Arabia (Saudi Arabia)
●Powerful new alignments are underway surrounding Israel. In Lebanon, Hezbollah was behind the collapse of the pro-West government. Now Hezbollah has launched its own candidate into the power vacuum. It's now emerging that Iran and Syria were behind the whole situation. Israel is now under great threat and danger from Lebanon and Syria, both on Israel's northern border.
●On the south western border of Israel, new political turmoil in Egypt could see radical Islamic forces gain control.
In fact the real danger in Egypt lies in what may still come. In 1979 the moderate middle class deposed the long standing ruler of Iran. Radical Islamic groups capitalised on the situation and "hijacked" the transition to bring in their own Ayatollah Khomeini (to be followed by Ahmedinajad) The same sort of thing could happen in Egypt with pro- Al Qaeda and Hamas forces coming into power.
●The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) which is trying to get its own candidates in power in Egypt and Jordan has just said. "We will bring down all governments friendly to the US and Israel in the region." The MB is aligned with Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and other extremists. They have also said that when in power they will open the border with Gaza. This will allow an almost unlimited weapons flow into Gaza.
●Egypt's economy was strong until recently. It is now cash strapped and has just been downgraded. It is near to collapse.
●There are currently behind-the-scenes activities on the go in Russia, which will bring it and its southern Muslim states into the fray.
●There is already a simmering deep hatred and rising tension between the Sunni and Shiite Muslim sects in much of the Arab world, but notably in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
●The Jew is often turned on as a scapegoat in these situations.
Psalm 83:3-5 "They have taken crafty counsel against your people and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said come let us cut them (Israel) off from being a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more....they form a confederacy against You. Edom (Jordan) and the Ishmaelites (Arabs) Moab and the Hagarites, Gebel Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre (Palestinians and Lebanon) Assyria (Syria) has joined with them."
The London Telegraph is reporting that the US government secretly backed and supported leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising.
Westerners, especially Americans don't like to think that a large part of the Arab world hates them and has no time for them or their forms of democracy. Of course it is true that a tyranny founded on injustice will never last, but this situation will make way for Islamic forces committed to the destruction of Israel and the hatred of the west.
Don't be fooled (like most westerners) into thinking that this Egyptian and Middle Eastern crisis is a triumph for democracy.
The map below shows the location of the nations experiencing upheavals. Note that Israel is now surrounded by hostility. The arrows point to the main trade and oil tanker routes.
Whichever way you cut it, Israel is increasingly being surrounded by forces dedicated to her ultimate destruction. It's like a nightmare jigsaw-puzzle falling into place one piece at a time!
Note how fast these things are happening.
●This could be part of the incredible alignment of nations ahead of the great war of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel chapters 38 &39. This present situation is most certainly part of the forerunner period into the soon coming tribulation. It's no small issue and should not be underestimated. It will affect many things, not least, Israel, oil and the world economy.
The importance of the number 70
It's very important to realise that we are not to have faith in numbers or dates. We need to believe in our Messiah and His coming, by faith and not by mathematics. There are too many discrepancies and variables with starting points and calendar changes through time, for us to be exactly sure with many of these dates.
A great many very sincere people, some with amazing knowledge, like Isaac Newton, have come up with elaborate date-sets. Many don't agree with each other.
Many who have not known our Lord like Nostradamus, the Mayans and others have also tried their hand at date setting, trying to predict what they call the end of the world.
●Let me do a quick detour here and explain the term 'end of the world'. Some teach that the Bible says the world will never end. The original definition of "world" means the socio-political and economy order resting upon the earth. We could say that the earth is adorned or clothed with the world. The one is not the other though. This current world system will most certainly be destroyed and come to a bitter end soon. It will be replaced by a new world adorning the earth, headed by none other than our risen Messiah.
So, although we may not be able to know the exact time of these things, we're commanded to watch, look and be ready. We do know that the time is very near and wisdom dictates that we need to be ready all the time! Many Bible scholars disagree on the exact times, but there are a great many who do agree within a very slim margin of error!
There are many time related clues hidden within the scriptures that do have profound meaning for the diligent seeker. There are far too many signs all dove-tailing together right now for it all to be coincidence.
I believe that new things will be revealed and opened up to us from the scriptures, by our Lord as we enter the most dramatic times the world has ever or ever will know!
The number 70 in the Bible is of vital importance, as are many other numbers. This number though, relates strongly to Bible prophecy, Israel and Jerusalem in particular. Don't underestimate the power and significance of 70.
Ecclesiastes 8:5 "A wise man's heart discerns both time and judgement."
1 Corinthians 14:40 "Let all things be done decently and in order." (The original word used here for "order" means mathematical design, plan, and construction. This is the way God works.)
Isaiah 46:10-11 "God declares the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done."
Numbers in the Bible have meanings. These numbers and their meanings are derived from the Bible itself and from verses of scripture relating to the number in various ways.
Here are a few of them:
Unity/ New beginnings
Union/ Division/ Witnessing
Divine completeness and perfection
Creation/ The world
Grace/ God's goodness/ Pentateuch (first five books)
Weakness of man/ Man under sin/ Evils of Satan
New birth/ Resurrection
Finality/ fruit of the spirit/ Divine completeness
Prefect order/ Law and responsibility
Disorder and judgement
Apostasy/ depravity and rebellion
Trials; Probation/ Testing
Israel's oppression/ First advent
Judgement of the World
Holy Spirit/ Pentecost
Punishment/ Forgiveness/ Restoration of Israel
Divine period of probation
Holy Spirit/ Tree of Life/ Jesus
●70 is a combination of two perfect numbers: 10, which signifies perfect order and 7 which signifies spiritual perfection. 70 then, signifies perfect spiritual order.
●70 is associated with Israel and Jerusalem. Genesis 46:27 "All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy." Daniel 9:24 "Seventy weeks are determined for you people (Israel) and your holy city (Jerusalem)..."
●70 is associated with the temple on the temple mount in Jerusalem which was destroyed in 70AD. Our Lord predicted this by saying "Your house shall be left to you desolate." There were 70 years between the first and second temples in Jerusalem.
●70 relates to judgement and punishment. Jeremiah 25:11-12 "And this whole land shall be desolate and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. Then when the seventy years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon...and make it a perpetual desolation."
●70 Jubilees from the Exodus to 2018 (Some date this at 2015) Interestingly there are 40 jubilees from the Christ's crucifixion to 2018
●70 relates to forgiveness and the end of forgiveness. Matthew 18:21-22 "How often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? up to seven times? Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven."
●70 is associated with discipleship. Luke 10:1 "After these things the Lord appointed 70 others and sent them out two by two."
●70 is the generation of man. Psalm 90:10 "The days of our lives are seventy years."
With all of the above in mind we can presume that 70 is very important, and will be prophetically, important in our day.
Here is evidence that is difficult to deny:
Psalm 90:10 says that the generation of man is 70. The Bible declares (Matthew24:32-34) that the generation that sees all these things (Israel, which is the 'fig tree', becoming a nation) will be the last. Israel became a nation in 1948. So, 1948+70= 2018. If the Second Coming will in 2018 then we need to come forward seven years for the tribulation period, which brings us to 2011 for the start of the tribulation!
Zechariah 1:12-16 "Then the Angel of the Lord said; "O Lord of hosts, how long will You not have mercy on Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, against which you were angry these seventy years.?"..."I am zealous for Jerusalem and Zion with great zeal. I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease...I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy..."
Is the above section of scripture giving us a clue to today's world?
When Israel became a nation in 1948, the war of independence began right away. Israel has fallen under attack by large Arab powers in six major wars since independence. The governments of the world have been against Israel in many ways since independence. We could say that although Israel has been free, she has been in a new form of Babylonian captivity. Babylon is a type for the world system. Could it be that Israel will be released from this new bondage 70 years after the 1948 year of independence in 2018?
Now let's have a look at a remarkable verse of scripture. Matthew 18:21-22 "Then Peter came to Him and said "Lord how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said to him "I do not say to you up to seventy times but up to seventy times seven."
Interestingly the term "up to" actually means "up to and not beyond" in the original. In other words, there's a limit.
70x7=490 is also called the great forgiveness cycle. But why this odd number in relation to forgiveness or release?
For the answer we need to look at Daniel's incredible prophecy of 70 weeks.
70 Weeks are determined:
Daniel 9:24 "Seventy weeks are determined upon your people..."
The original word used for 'week' is "sabuwa" which means a seven. The context of the verse makes it clear that we are talking about sevens of years and not days. (These are Hebrew years of 360 days) "Seventy weeks" then is 70x7=490 years.
70 weeks (years) or 490 years are determined upon your people (the Jews) These events will take place according to Daniel the prophet:
●The triumphal entry of Messiah into Jerusalem
●The cutting off or crucifixion of Messiah (not for Himself...for us)
●The destruction of Jerusalem and the temple.
●The coming of the antichrist.
●The antichrist setting himself up as God in the still-to-be built temple (abomination of desolation)
●The coming of the seven year tribulation period and desolations.
●To finish transgression and make an end of sins.
●To bring in everlasting righteousness (Millennium and beyond)
The starting point of the prophecy, until the coming of Messiah the Prince is indicated as the command to restore and re-build Jerusalem and it's walls. This is found in Nehemiah 2:1-8 and is called the decree of Artaxerxes. According to well researched chronology this happened at 445BC. This was the starting point for this great prophetic clock. It may have been one year earlier at the decree and not the start of the rebuilding of Jerusalem. This would account for the one year difference in some of the views.
This incredible prophecy sets the time for the triumphal entry and crucifixion. Logic dictates that there has to be a gap of about 2000 years between the cross and the final completion of this prophecy, which is the seven year tribulation and the establishment of the Millennium.
The gap represents the church era or dispensation. If there were to be no gap, all would have been fulfilled long ago.
It's not my purpose to go into all of Daniel's 70 weeks here, but to demonstrate that 70 is important in God's scheme of things and dealings with the Israel and the world.
The word jubilee comes from the Hebrew word "Yobel" which means shofar or trumpet. On a jubilee, debts are cancelled, slaves released, liberty declared and property returned to the original owner.
A Bible jubilee occurs every 50 years. The 50th becomes the first of the next cycle. So it's actually 49 years. Every 70th jubilee is a "Great Jubilee."
Major events occurred on Jubilees: The great exodus from Egypt. The decree to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, The Resurrection.
Years allotted to mankind is 6000. This can also be broken down to 120 jubilees. The 6000years allotted to man ends approximately in 2015
The 120th jubilee, which is a great jubilee ends in 2018.
Be aware that there are different views on the jubilee. Some say it can only be counted while Israel is in the land. This may be so in terms of the celebration aspect, but not in terms of a pure number count. Some say it must be counted every 49 years and some every 50 years. This is one of those ongoing discrepancies with dates.
Here is something quite amazing:
1917 was the year of the Balfour Declaration, which was the foundation and starting point for Israel's transition to independence. This was on a jubilee year. Fifty years, or another jubilee later, brings us to 1967. This was the year Jerusalem was restored to Israeli control. Fifty years, or another jubilee later brings us to the 2017- 2018
1917 was the Balfour declaration which saw the end of the Islamic Ottoman empire's control of Israel and the British mandate come into being, paving the way for independence.
November 29th 1947 saw the UN decree to establish Israel as a nation. Then in May 1948 it actually came about.
1917 was the 68th jubilee. 1967 and the return of Jerusalem to Israel was the 69th jubilee. The 70th jubilee is the next and last which will be in 2017-2018.
From the temple destruction in 70AD to 2018 is 1948 years 1948 was independence year.
It would be perfectly consistent, reasonable and expected that the millennium will begin on a great jubilee.
The 70 jubilees begins when the children of Israel enter Canaan in 1416 BC. The 70 jubilees will end 3430 years later in 2015 AD. Others believe the 70 jubilees will end in 2018. Either way...its all pretty close.
Another interesting prophecy is found in Hosea 6:1-2 "...He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may dwell in His sight." Now, in 2 Peter3:8 it speaks of a prophetic "day" being a thousand years. This then means that there will be about 2000 years between the first coming of Messiah and the second.
What's very important when dealing with calculations and dates is to have a sure date. This can be either a starting date or a later date from which we can work back. To find the exact starting date for creation or the creation of Adam is a nightmare. Many have tried and come up with differing results.
But we do have two key prophetic dates that are a sure thing. The first is the date of Israel's independence , 1948 and the second is the date Jerusalem was restored to Israel in 1967. So with these two known dates we can get somewhere. Using 70 as the length of a generation: 1948+70 = 2018 and using 50 as the length of a jubilee: 1967+50= 2017. Obviously we are out by one year. But its all very close. I'm sure that it'll all add up perfectly as we get greater insights further down the line.
What about those who say "no one knows the time"?
This is a dangerous statement made by many deceived leaders and repeated by many blind sheep. The Bible says no such thing. What it says is no one knows the specific "day and hour." There is a huge difference. But let's take it a bit further and look into these verses.
Matthew 24:35-36 "Then heaven and earth will pass away, of that day and hour no one knows" So what day and hour is it talking about? In context it's the time right at the end of the Millennium and the creation of the new heavens and earth!
Another verse says: "Watch therefore, for you don't know the hour". This refers to a very specific point in time.
The feast of trumpets is the next of the seven feasts to be fulfilled. It symbolises judgement. The tribulation will begin on a feat of trumpets.
It's important to understand that the Feast of Trumpets is also called the Feast of which no one knows the day or hour. This is simply because it starts when the new moon is spotted. It's a reference to an exact point in time and not the time in general..
The Second Coming is compared in the Bible to the days of Noah and the days of Lot. The time of the judgement was known in both cases.
Solar and lunar eclipses.
●According to NASA there have been very few sets of lunar and solar eclipses falling on Feast days throughout history. 1948, the year of Israel's independence saw a grouping of lunar and solar eclipses on the Feast days. This also occurred in 1967, the date of Jerusalem's release.
●Mid tribulation is marked by the prophecy saying that the "sun will go dark and the moon will turn to blood".
In 2015 solar eclipses will fall on the Feast of Trumpets, and lunar eclipses or blood moons will fall on Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles.
●From the creation of Adam to the Abrahamic covenant was 2018 years. Could it be that from the time of the Second Adam (Jesus) to the full manifestation of the covenant (Second coming) will be 2018?
●At the end of the 70-year Babylonian captivity, the children of Israel were free and got a new temple. 70 years after Israel's independence could it be that Israel gets the new final Millennium Temple? The third Temple will be built at or just into the seven year tribulation. This is not the final Millennium Temple described in Ezekiel 40. This third temple will be the one that antichrist enters at mid tribulation and declares himself to be God.
In many of these things there is a margin of error or uncertainty to take note of, but we are close! Don't be dumb like some people and quit your job and head for the hills to wait for the Lord, or other such things. But do be ready always.
There is one huge big overriding factor that should be staring you in the face. All of these things dove tail to a point in time that is not far from now. The differences that do exist are slight and will be cleared up as we move into the brave new world.
Ecclesiastes 7:19 "Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten rulers of the city.
Ecclesiastes 8:1 "Who is like a wise man and who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine and the sternness of his face is changed."
Heaven or hell:
Young woman, will be shocked when all these incredible things begin happening? Yes I agree much of what is coming is shocking, but there is great safety, and joy in our Lord and saviour. Do you know that He will "keep you from the things about to come upon the world." But you need to be His child and you can only become His by birth. Once you are born again, fear gives way to faith!
Hey you in your fancy paint and headdress; do you know that the word "culture" comes from two root words meaning worship and work? Your illegitimate worship will blind you to the things of God. You will not see that His coming is near and you will not be ready for Him. Hell awaits those who are foolish enough to consume themselves in the work and worship of false gods.
Here is a painting by Sara Kestelman representing the Holocaust.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 69. 14th January 2011
In this edition:
●Wise words of old (part three)
Wise words of old (part three)
●This edition is aimed more at your heart than your head. You can know many things and still have a rotten heart. You can have a heart after God and be in ignorance of much truth. Both a soft heart and a head of wisdom are needed. Please also see: "Wise Words of Old" parts one and two. They are: edition 17 and edition 40.This is the third in the "Wise Words" editions. I've divided it into two sections. The first is a collection of some of my favourite words, from God. These are living words that have become a part of my life. They are more important than any words that have ever come from the mouth of any human being ever.
The second section is a collection of quotes from one of my favourite men of God. These are men who've been influential in moulding the foundations of my life. They're old-school disciples, who are long gone, but with a living, deep message. If these words were relevant back then, they are much more so for the neglected hearts of today's superficial, self-centred believers.
*** Please be aware that many of these quotes are from memory as the original books are long gone. Therefore they may not be word for word. It's the message that counts.
Wise words from God:
Job 34:29 "When He gives quietness, who then can make trouble? And when He hides His face, who then can see Him, whether it is against a nation or a man alone?"
Job42:5-6 "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my (spiritual) eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes."
Psalm 16:11 "You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever more."
Psalm 18:32 "It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect."
Psalm 25:4-5 "Show me Your ways O lord and teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation, on You I wait all the day."
Psalm 27:4-5 "One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He will hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me and set me high upon a rock."
Psalm 30:10-12 "You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory shall sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God I will give thanks to You forever."
Psalm 42:7 "Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all your waves and billows have gone over me."
Psalm 119:11 "Your word I have hidden in my heart." Verse 133 "Direct my steps by Your word and let no iniquity have dominion over me."
Psalm 119:63 "I am a companion of those who fear You and those who keep your precepts."
Psalm 119"104-105 "Through Your precept I get understanding, therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."
Psalm 119:165 "Great peace have they that love Your word and nothing causes them to stumble."
Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths." Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil."
Isaiah 33:6 "Wisdom and knowledge (of God) will be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation. The fear of the Lord is His treasure."
Jeremiah 10:23 "O Lord, I know the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps."
Jeremiah 15:16 "Your words were found and I ate them and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart."
Jeremiah 17:5 "Cursed is the man who trust in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord.'
Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord, for he shall be like a tree planted by the waters."
Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty which you do not know."
Wise words from men of God:
A.W. Tozer (1897-1963)
●"If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is rather, a new, bright ornament on the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christian. The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it."
●"The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the church is famished for want of His presence."
●"As sunlight falls on an open field, so the knowledge of the holy God is a free gift to men who are open to receive it. But this knowledge is difficult because there are conditions to be met and the obstinate nature of fallen man does not take kindly to them."
●"These quasi Christians follow a quasi Christ. They want His help, but not His interference. They will flatter Him but never obey Him."
●"To be Bible taught and not Spirit taught is a great error."
●"The Pharisees looked straight at the light of the world for three years and not a single ray of light reached their inner beings. The gospel is light but only the Spirit gives sight."
●"Self is the opaque veil that hides the face of God from us. It can only be removed by spiritual experience, never by mere instruction. There must be a destructive work of God in us before we are free. We must invite the cross to do it's deadly work within us."
●"The man who takes up his cross will soon find that he is moving away from the grave. Death is behind him now and a joyous increasing life is before him."
●"Because the world is whitewashed, blind people posing as believers can't see it at all.
●"A whole new generation of believers has arisen believing that it is possible to accept Christ without forsaking the world."
●"To accept Christ means that we are to accept His friends as ours, His enemies as ours, His ways as ours, His rejection as ours, His cross as ours and His future as ours."
●" When we are too glib in our prayers we are speaking to ourselves."
●"We can prove the quality of our truth by its effect on our self-life God must have our full consent to kill and displace our self-life with Person of Christ. Another certain test is this: What is its effects on our relationship to the world. A further test of the genuineness of our spiritual experience is its effects on sin and our desire for holiness."
●"Our Lord cannot fully bless and use a person until He has fully conquered him."
●" You can and must make your thoughts a clean sanctuary. Our thoughts are the decorations inside the sanctuary where we live. Your thoughts pretty much decide the mood and climate of your heart."
●"Be hard on yourself, easy on others. Bear your own cross, but don't lay one on another's back."
●"Compromise will take the pressure off. Satan will not bother a person who has quit fighting. The cost of quitting will be a life of peaceful stagnation...a cost we cannot afford."
●"Satan cares little whether we go astray in false doctrine or become stagnant. Either way he wins."
●"It would be near impossible today to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God and a cross of death to be taken up."
●"Grace saves, but it doesn't save you and your idols."
●"If your life does not worship God, your lips do not worship God either."
●"It doesn't matter how many times you've been through the Bible. It's how many times its been through you.".
●"Refuse to be average, let your heart soar as high as it will and your roots be grounded in God. This is the way to an abundant, fruitful life."
Derek Prince (1915-2003):
●"Islam has 99 names for God, none of then - Father"
●"When God promises to bring Israel back to their land at the close of the age, He still calls it "your own land". In God's sight the ownership of the land has never changed or never will."
●"The Bible never reveals it's secrets to the casual enquirer, the curious or the irreverent sceptic. To them its foolishness."
●"When you fear God you fear nothing else".
●"We must push alone into God's glorious divine presence. Moses was branded by God as he sought Him alone. Jacob wrestled alone with God before becoming Israel. Paul sought the Lord alone in the desert for 14 years before his ministry really began. Daniel had dramatic celestial encounters alone with God. Jesus fasted alone in the desert for 40 days. John saw into the future alone on Patmos".
●"The need for solitude and quietness was never greater than it is today."
●"The Bible is the prison window of this world through which we can see the glories of eternity. If you have the Bible deeply embedded in your heart you are truly free from the world's prison."
●"A single sentence from the mouth of God has more wisdom than all the books of the world."
●"All roads but one lead to Rome and eternal judgement. Only the road lit by God's word leads to eternal glory."
●"We need to understand that God doesn't just tolerate us, His favour is upon us! He is passionately committed to us. We don't have any reason to doubt our access to Him."
●"I'm convinced from the scriptures, that poverty is a curse. If not, why do you work so hard to get rid of it? If it's a blessing, why not pursue it."
●"Satan makes slaves, God makes sons."
●"Our basic problem is that we don't realise how valuable we are."
●"The key to happiness is not being loved, but having someone to love."
●"God is concerned with the restoration of two peoples to whom He's related by covenant, which He has declared He will never break. The first is Israel and the second is the church."
It's only with a heart and soul surrendered to our Lord and His word that we're really able to soar like an eagle and break free from the chains of bondage, depression, stress and everything else that comes with the territory of this world.
It takes time and diligence and denial of self to break into this glorious liberty, but, it's worth every little bit.
we are fast entering what the Bible calls "perilous times". This will seen on every front and will cause many to fall away and become spiritually shipwrecked. This tragic time will deter many from their God-given calling and place in our Lord's body.
This is the time to strengthen your foundation and everything that's been built upon it by God. The storms are coming!
In the midst of spiritual anarchy, chaos on every front, and terrible times, God has a plan of victory for those that will walk in His ways. Please don't neglect your heart. Cleanse it and fill it with our wonderful Messiah's word and ways.
The most important thing of life, with eternal consequences is to know God and be known by Him. How do we get Him to know us? 1Corinthians 8:3 "If anyone loves God, this one is known by Him". Here is the amplification of the original words used. "If anyone loves God truly, with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience and grateful recognition of His blessing...he is known by God."
The frightening opposite to this is recorded in a number of verses relating to professing Christians standing before God in judgement- "Depart from me, I never knew you."
Jeremiah 5:22 "Do you not fear Me, says the Lord, will you not tremble at My presence."
Daniel 2:22 "He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him."
Heaven or hell:
Old man, you've been blessed with a very long life. What did you do with it? Did you live for yourself or did you live for our Lord? Did you take the trouble to know God? Did you prepare yourself for eternity. Did you simply follow the traditions of your people or did you break free into God's plan for your life? Once you step over the line into eternity, it's too late to make any changes!
Old lady you.ve also been blessed with a long life. What did you do with it? What a tragedy to be given a long life and waste it all. What a tragedy to have many years of potential growth in the grace of Gods will and to miss it all and be cast out into an eternal hell. Very soon you will know whether you've made the biggest mistake anyone can ever make or not!
Here is a painting representing the Apostle Paul by Rembrandt.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 68. 7th January 2011
In this edition:
●Shocking roots and the effects of replacement theology.
The shocking roots and the effects of replacement theology
●This edition will offend many. It's not my intention to do so. If the truth offends, then so be it. As with all of the Prophetic Scroll, my attitude is one of deep humility before My Lord combined with an insatiable, deep desire to know Him, His word and ways. It's in this spirit that I present this edition to you.
Replacement theology is a complex term, with many side issues, I'll be looking at the main central aspect and some of the the very important wider issues. Let's define out terms:
Replacement theology is the erroneous belief and teaching that the church has superseded and replaced Israel and Jerusalem. It teaches that God has finished with the Jews and has reneged on, changed or abandoned His eternal covenants with them. There is no prophetic plan or future for them. It teaches that all the verses relating to Israel must be replaced with the church. The only Godly future for the Jews, they teach, is to join the church, celebrate Easter and have a big ham sandwich in front of the Christmas tree!
You may be wondering why the Jews are so important and special. They are not. They are no different to anyone else. They are only important because this was and is God's choice. If God chose the Zulus to bring salvation to the world, it would be the same thing for them.
The truth is that God has chosen to bring our Messiah to the world through the Jews. He has chosen for the Jews to come to salvation en-mass in our day and for them to take the gospel to the world just before the Second Coming. The land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem play a major part as revealed in numerous Bible prophecies. When the times of the Gentiles comes to an end, salvation goes to the Jews and through them to the world. Then our Lord returns.
This is why the issue is important. We are dealing with God's choice and His plans. Satan of course knows all of this better than anyone and will continue to replace Gods choice with his own.
The big central issue is that if Satan can interfere with God's plans, he can prolong his time as god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) and delay his being cast out into hell. This is the essence of replacement theology. It is keep the Jews from salvation and delays the Second Coming.
Satan himself is at work in and through replacement theology.
Replacement theology in the wider sense:
Deicide is the term for "God or Christ killer" It's the foolish idea that the Jews killed Christ. Many ignorant churches teach that the Jews killed Christ and therefore God has rejected the Jews. The Bible says that He laid His life down of His own accord to take on the sins of the world. Acts4:27 "Your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilot, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined to be done." Here we see that Gentiles and Jews were involved in the crucifixion.
The issue is simple: You, dear reader crucified Christ! He died for all of us. That was His purpose all along. No cross, no salvation.
Unfortunately many Christians, churches and leaders still believe that the Jews killed Christ and therefore they need to be rejected. Of course God did reject the Jews for a time, but not for killing anyone. They were rejected for unbelief "until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
Romans 11:29 says that Gods calling (to to Israel) is without repentance. The book of Romans teaches that the rejection of Messiah by the Jews has in no way nullified His promises to them. Romans 11:2 "God has not cast away His people..." Romans 11:11 "I say then have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not..."
The early church up to about 300AD was Jewish at first. It was then joined by many Gentiles of many origins. This powerful early church had a clear Biblically based identity and character. It was Hebraic in nature. The early church had no identity with the occult and pagan practices, that were to infiltrate the church from 300AD onwards.
This early church kept the seven feasts of the Lord. They kept the Sabbath on Saturday. They kept Passover. They rejected numerous attempts by imposters to bring in error and the occult.
Of course there is no problem with a church introducing certain local cultural identities, but the foundational Hebraic nature and character of the church was never to change and there are many reasons for this.
Interestingly, the Bible itself, in the New Testament epistles, commands (not suggests) that Passover, the feats and Sabbath are to be observed. The church teaches that they are not to be observed. The church teaches that the pagan practises that have come in their place are to be observed while the Bible teaches that they are not!
Replacement theology in the wider sense has replaced the true character and nature of the church completely. It is now foreign compared to the Biblical picture of the early church before 300AD.
Satan has reconstructed the church and replaced truth for error in it's convocations, traditions and practices. He has turned it into an institution that is foreign and a fearful place for a Jew to enter. The new pagan-filled church was now (and still is) a friend of the world. After 300AD Satan stopped the persecution of this now pagan filled church and it became the persecutor of truth.
The black plague of the 14th century was blamed upon the Jews. Because of their sanitary laws, very few Jews died. This infuriated the Catholic church who spread rumours that the Jews had poisoned the water. This led to sixty Jewish communities being burned to the ground and all their inhabitants tortured, burned and murdered.
This new church which had replaced the early church in almost all its ways, gets rid of the Jew. Replacement theology in relation to the traditions and character of the church, keeps the Jews from coming to the church for salvation.
This of course extends the "times of the Gentiles" so that salvation does not go to the Jew. Our Messiah only returns in association with the salvation of the Jews.
Replacement theology in all its forms and manifestations is the work of Satan to delay his own casting out as god of this world, to hell. On top of that, it's the road to war on an unprecedented scale.
Church leaders that have chosen to accept and spread replacement theology and this pagan-rich church character, are working for Satan in disguise.
The hijacking, distorting, and perverting of the character of the true original church by the Catholic church is the root of replacement theology and anti-Semitism. It's the root of the mass murder of millions of Jews and its all about to break onto the stage again in it's final explosive manifestation.
Warning: Replacement theology leads to replacement reality!
It has manifested in a deadly reality throughout history. Satan tried to destroy the Jews many times. He has used the Catholic church to destroy, torture and murder untold millions of Jews in the inquisitions and beyond. The Catholic church, all of the Protestant churches and even some of the charismatic churches have been hugely involved in creating the climate for the second Holocaust, which will come in relation to the world's 'road-map to peace.'
Replacement theology is far from over. It still has it's most deadly manifestation ahead in the near future.
Please don't underestimate this. It's not a small issue.
If you are a supporter of replacement theology I suggest you read the following verses:
Jeremiah 30:11 "For I am with you (Israel) says the Lord to save you; though I make a full end of all the nations (Gentile) where I've scattered you."
Jeremiah 30:17 "For I will restore health to you (Israel) and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord, because they called you an outcast saying 'This is Zion, no one seeks her."
Isaiah 60:14-15 "The sons of those who afflicted you will come bowing to you and all those who despised you will fall prostrate at your feet...whereas you have been forsaken and hated...I will make you an eternal excellence."
Zechariah 8: 23 "In those days ten men of every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man saying, 'Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you."
Replacement theology in the arts:
Ecclesia et Synagoga (below):
Ecclesia is the original word for church and Synagoga is the Latin word for Synagogue. These two represent the church and the Jew or Israel in the wider sense.
Ecclesia et Synagoga is the name for these dual depictions of the church and the Jew. They're found in many cathedrals scattered throughout Europe. They were constructed in the Middle ages. Ecclesia (church) is always seen as a woman with a crown, a chalice containing the blood of Jesus and a staff / cross. She is seen with a contemptuous, arrogant glance at Synagoga, representing the Jew. Synagoga is always seen as dejected, downcast, blindfolded, with a broken staff or spear and the Torah hidden behind her, slipping from her hand. The one above is at Notre Dame in Paris. The ones below are from other cathedrals in Europe.
The Ecclesia et Synagoga image below left is a carving done in the 1400s in a Cathedral in Germany. It shows a woman on a horse with a spear attacking Synagoga, who is riding a pig. The stained glass window is another similar representation again with Synagoga blindfolded.
These statues and windows are seen in both Catholic and Anglican churches in England, Germany, France and other European countries.
All of these representations are blatantly anti-Semitic, and reinforce the ongoing long-term separation of the church from the Jews. No wonder Jews will spit before entering a church!
These revolting monstrosities should be destroyed and crushed. I would love to have that job!
I'll give credit where due. The reformers did bring a lot of light into what had become the dark ages. They brought back many Bible truths that had been lost. Many of them gave their lives for this as they came out of and now stood against the Catholic church. God used them in mighty ways.
In many ways the spiritual reformation also birthed the renaissance and industrial revolution. As goes the spiritual, so goes the natural, so they were responsible for a great deal.
But the reformation was incomplete on the one hand it brought light and on the other it perpetuated certain things that desperately needed reforming.
It's no secret that many of the reformers hated the Catholics and their doctrines, but they were unable to break from Satan's grip. Satan had used the Catholic church to completely replace the identity of the true early church with this new counterfeit monstrosity. Sure, the reformers restored things like salvation by faith and not works and many other such things. They were powerless to reform the church to its original God ordained glorious state.
The reformers were largely motivated by the desire to cleanse the church. They did a little and then tragically fell into the same ditch.
If many of the reformers could see their churches today, they would turn in their graves! Their work of reformation has deteriorated to such an extent...its a great tragedy.
Thankfully God is about to do a much greater complete work of reformation or restoration. And He's going to use a Jew to do it!!
Elijah will return and do it. In the tribulation period, two Jewish witnesses, Elijah and Moses will further the restoration and then God will use 144,000 male Jews to bring the most spectacular revival to the world! (Revelation 7:4)
What the Gentile pagan-based church failed to do in 2000 years, God will do in seven years using a bunch of Jew boys! How does that make you feel, Very Reverend?
The image taken in the Vatican right at the top of this article of a sun-burst, has below it St. Peters chair. If this is Peter's chair then this is the chair of a Jew, right in the centre of the Vatican!
John Calvin (below)
The church man represented in the statue above was a mass murderer. Now, I know some of you can't (or won't) believe those words, because he is your hero, but let me give you a brief lesson in history. Calvin rounded up 58 people who opposed him and had them killed. One in particular, called Michael Servetus, at Calvin's command had burning oil poured over him until he was dead.
Some reports put the numbers of people who were executed at Calvin's command in the thousands. He had a particular love for torture of the worst kind. An individual who opposed Calvin called Jacques Gruet was racked, had his tongue perforated with a hot iron and then executed.
On his death bed, Calvin was confronted by church elders and commanded to repent of the murders. He refused, dying as an unrepentant murderer.
The founder of Calvinism, which is the basis of all reformed doctrine and churches, was not only an unrepentant murderer but also an anti-Semite and hater of the Jews.
He said: "The rotten Jews, unbending and stiff-necked deserve to be oppressed unendingly and without measure. They must die in their misery without the pity of anyone." (The Jew and the Christian by John Calvin)
This church man was an egotistical murderer, persecutor and fraud.
Calvin is an excellent example of a minister operating in the power of legalism: 2 Corinthians 3:6 "He has made us ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life."
Today all reformed churches, the Presbyterian church, Methodists and many others, are adherents to Calvin-founded reformed doctrine. They are all pro- replacement theology.
Martin Luther (below)
The church man in the image above was partially responsible for the murder of six million Jews.
He proclaimed of the Jews:
They should be considered “Christ killers” and should be mistreated accordingly.
“A miserable and accursed people. The great vermin of humanity”
In his published tracts on the Jews Luther stated:
Their synagogues and schools should be burned and not a cinder of them should remain.
Their houses should be destroyed.
Their Talmudic writings should be confiscated.
Their Rabbis should be forbidden to teach.
Their money should be taken from them.
They should be compelled into forced labour.
Hitler hero worshipped Luther, referring to him in his book Mein Kampf as the "great warrior".
Keep in mind that Hitler was a professed Christian. In 1924 at a Christian gathering in Berlin, Hitler spoke to thousands and received a standing ovation when he made the following proclamation: “I believe that today I am acting in accordance with the will of Almighty God as I announce the most important work that Christians could undertake - and that is to be against the Jews and get rid of them once and for all.” Hitler then proceeded to talk about the influence of Luther on his life: “Martin Luther has been the greatest encouragement of my life. Luther was a great man. He was a giant"
The Holocaust was the product of 1,900 years of virulent Christian anti-Semitism.
You can find much more on the subject here:
Interestingly the Lutheran church today is strongly committed to replacement theology, just as it's founder was.
The church man in the statue above was one of the brothers who founded the Methodist church. The Wesley brothers had a love and a heart for the Jewish people. Over the years this died out as the church became a regular supporter of replacement theology. Its been intensifying of late, with calls to boycott Israeli products. This church is stone dead and a perfect tool in Satan's hands to be drawn into the coming end-time attacks on Israel. The Wesley brothers would turn in their graves if they saw what their church has become.
The Anglican church:
The Anglicans, much like the Catholic church, is strongly into replacement theology. It has recently participated in numerous protests around Britain condemning Israel. It has also been in the forefront of boycotts against Israeli products. The church has joined multi-faith organisations which include Muslims, who are actively working against Israel.
The Rabbis of Israel have been becoming more and more fearful of the direction being pursued by the Anglican church. The Jewish community in Britain has also become alarmed at the dramatic rise in anti-Semitism in the UK.
As the Anglican church turns more and more away from supporting Israel, so it opens the door more and more to the Islamic world.
This church recently condemned anti-Semitism, but not replacement theology, which it supports.
Thankfully, there are some breakaway ex-Anglican groups who support Israel.
Notable Anti-Semites and or proponents of replacement theology:
●Origen, ●Constantine, ●Saint Augustine, ●Saint Gregory, ●Saint Jerome, ●all the popes, ●John Calvin, ●Martin Luther, ●John Wycliffe, ●Joseph Stalin, ●Vladimir Lenin, ●Carl Marx, ●Henry Ford, ●Ted Turner (head of CNN) ●Desmond Tutu. ●Obama.
The list below shows how replacement theology began to take shape right from the early days. They were all part of what the Bible calls "savage wolves who will come in after my departure, not sparing the flock, speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after themselves." (Acts 20:29-30)
●Ignatius of Antioch (50-117 AD) - Taught that those who partake of the Passover are partakers with those who killed Jesus.
●Justin Martyr (100-165 AD) - Claimed God’s covenant with Israel was no longer valid and that the Gentiles had replaced the Jews.
●Irenaeus (130-202 AD) - Declared the Jews were disinherited from the grace of God.
●Tertullian (155-230 AD) - Blamed the Jews for the death of Jesus and argued they had been rejected by God.
●Origen (185-254 AD) - He was responsible for much anti-Semitism, all of which was based on his assertion that the Jews were responsible for killing Jesus.
●The Council of Elvira (305 AD in Spain) - Prohibited Christians from sharing a meal with a Jew, marrying a Jew, blessing a Jew or observing the Sabbath.
●The Council of Nicea (325 AD in Turkey) - Changed the celebration of the Resurrection from the Jewish Feast of First Fruits to Easter in an attempt to disassociate it from Jewish feasts. The Council stated: “For it is unbecoming beyond measure that on this holiest of festivals we should follow the customs of the Jews. Henceforth let us have nothing in common with this odious people ...”
●Eusebius (275-339 AD) - Taught that the promises of Scripture were meant for the Gentiles and the curses were meant for the Jews. Asserted that the Church was the “true Israel.”
●John Chrysostom (349-407 AD) - Preached a series of sermons against the Jews in which he stated, “The synagogue is not only a brothel and a theatre, it is also a den of robbers and lodging place for wild beasts ... Jews are inveterate murderers possessed by the Devil. Their debauchery and drunkenness gives them the manners of a pig.” He denied that Jews could ever receive forgiveness. He claimed it was a Christian duty to hate Jews. He claimed that Jews worshiped Satan. And this man was canonized a saint!
●Jerome (347-420 AD) - Described the Jews as “... serpents wearing the image of Judas. Their psalms and prayers are the braying of donkeys … They are incapable of understanding Scripture …”
●Augustine(354-430 AD) - Asserted that the Jews deserved death but were destined to wander the earth to witness the victory of the Church over the synagogue.”
How could the church have gone so far off track?
Satan has worked in and through many church leaders to lead people astray. People have given themselves blindly, without question to these leaders, and they all end up in the ditch.
The answer is actually so very simple. Our Lord has placed the author of the Bible in our hearts through the new birth. He has made understanding of it's content clear through the baptism of the spirit. ("When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will lead you into all truth.")
Take your church glasses off and study the Bible on its own without any pre-conceived ideas. That's it! Oh, did I mention that this takes time and diligence! Unfortunately today many people want instant pop-up results, so they give themselves to heaped up teachers.
On the other hand: 1Corinthians 2:14 "The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, nor can he know them because they are spiritually discerned."
The above verse shows just why so many are ignorant of these things. They are outside of the "the Spirit."
Unless you know your Bible well, under the instruction of the Holy Spirit, you will never know or see how far the church has got from it's Hebraic roots, because all you will know is your handed tradition and what others have told you.
Of course the little old lady sitting in the pew at the back of the church, who loves our Lord is saved. To whom little is given, little is required says the Bible. Of course there are a great many in the church who will be greeted by our Lord as they enter heaven and He will say to them; "Well done good and faithful servant"
The church never had the authority to re-construct itself as an institution built according to the plans of an imposter.
Church leaders are in an extremely powerful position to do the work of God or to the do the work of the devil in God's name or to do the work of both!
Let me refer you to some staggering words from our Jewish Messiah:
Matthew 5:19 "Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven teaches, but whoever shall do them and teach others to do them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
The good intentions of replacement theology:
Of course no one who believes in replacement theology in it's various forms, believes it is wrong. They all believe they are right and that their intentions are Godly and correct. They believe in world peace, because peace is a word that they've seen somewhere in the Bible at some time. They believe love is their motivation.
Peace and love are fruits of the Spirit. They are not the whole tree. The whole tree is God's truth rightly divided and applied. You can't exalt a fruit above its tree.
Good intentions applied wrongly, open the door to much greater problems.
Yes world peace and untold love is coming, but its coming God's way, not man's.
Today replacement theology is rife and the predominant position in the church at large. It comes under the guise of anti-Zionism. It is a deadly dangerous, deceitful work of the devil himself. It will continue to grow until it meets God head on.
●Perhaps the greatest tragedy ever to hit his world is coming soon. Church originated and perpetuated replacement theology will soon lead to the killing of two thirds of the Jews of the world. No this isn't the Holocaust, it's the second, soon coming Holocaust! The following verse is shocking indeed.
Zechariah 13: 8-9 "And it shall come to pass in all the land says the Lord, that two thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one third shall be left. I will bring the one third through the fire, and refine then as silver is refined...They will call on My name and I will answer them and I will say this is My people and each will say the Lord is my God."
It's difficult to know how many Jews there are in the world now. Some estimates are 13 -14 million. Two thirds of this is 8.5 million people. That is a shockingly huge number.
This second Holocaust will most likely occur in the tribulation period, but it could happen before. It is not Armageddon. It could be the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39, which occurs before Armageddon.
The shocking truth is that many churches are silent on these issues of replacement theology. Ignorance is a much lesser evil, but deliberate silence makes you as guilty as the perpetrators!
I hope you can now understand why it is so difficult to share the Gospel with Jews. They've been persecuted and killed throughout history in the name of Jesus, and will be again! Even though the church itself may not be directly involved in the coming Holocaust, they have and are sowing the seeds of it.
Do you think the church is going to change in such a radical way as to make itself welcoming to the Jew? Do you think the church is going to cast off Christmas, Easter, infant baptism and many such occult things? Do you think the church is going to return to the way it was before 300AD, celebrating the Feasts, Shabbat, Passover and returning to a pure Biblical character? Do you think the church is going to obey the scriptures which say that the gospel is to go to the Jew first, and that the Gentiles are to make the Jew jealous for God?
Do you know that many are doing just this? Many are coming under attack by traditional Christians, because they are obeying the Bible and reforming themselves. Many churches, perhaps the majority will stand in God's way, obstructing Him, as they fulfil the devils plans. Bound, legalistically in their traditions, they will become the persecutors of God's new move of restoration, which is starting now.
God is now at work with His own spectacular 'replacement theology'. He is replacing the occult-formed, Jew rejecting church with a new Messianic church that has no place for pagan practices and does practice the true Bible ordained convocations. This new set up is radically different from the traditional church.
A repentant church is a powerful tool in God's hands. A replacement church is a powerful tool in Satan's hands.
As kids we would go down to a nearby railway line and put our ears on the track. You feel and hear the rumble of an approaching train long before you could see it. Today there is a stirring and rumbling in the church. Many are changing their tune. Some are seeing all these things and being shocked into repentance, others are just melting into the restoration. Those unwilling and stubborn will dry up and die. Beware, these are very important issues.
The most incredible turn of events the world has ever seen will be the final result of replacement theology. The world and the churches who support it will be destroyed and the victim, the Jews will be saved and go on to glory, joining all true believers as one!
Israel is the Apple of God's eye, the treasure of His heart and the tool of His plans. If you think these plans of the Creator of the universe and every atom in your body are going to come to nothing, you deserve to be deceived!
Replacement theology in all its various forms will result in terrible conflict, but it will fail. It is doomed just as its author, good looking Satan is doomed. Imagine working on something for 2000 years and it fails! God's work of the great "restoration of all things" is already gaining momentum like an unstoppable train and it will be successful.
Bible prophecy has a 100% fulfilment record so far. You are gambling against immeasurable odds if you mess with it!
God's final solution is underway and will gather momentum as it goes.
Many in the church say that they love our Lord, but they love themselves and their traditions more. They have fallen into the self-orientated pride of rejecting the re-grafting of the natural branches (Roman 11:24) Verse 22 says that "they (Gentile church) will be cut off" for coming against what God is doing in this regard. Verse 20 says to the Gentile church "Do not be haughty but fear, for if He did not spare the natural branches He may not spare you either."
God is calling the church to discover their Hebraic roots, reject the Roman roots and to love and stand with Israel and the Jewish people. God is calling the church to fight replacement theology and anti-Semitism. God is calling his church to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. In this day these things are easy to do. In the coming days, these things may cost you your life.
The Bible reveals prophetically that the majority of the church will melt into the hands of Satan, while a remnant church will reform and go on to glory.
It's a very powerful thing to be filled with a genuine deep, exclusive love for our Messiah and His word. It means that you will be led along the right paths to glory.
Jeremiah 51:35 "May the violence done to our flesh be upon Babylon. The inhabitants of Zion will say; "may our blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea (Babylon)" In the prophetic sense, Babylon applies to the end- time world religion and the Catholic church as well as the whole world system, with the US being predominant.
Psalm 129: 5-8 "All who hate Zion will be put to shame."
Heaven or hell:
Ahmadinejad and Gaddafi, your hatred for Israel will lead you into direct conflict with God Himself. You may have your way for some time, but ultimately you are both doomed. Your belief that if you die in conflict, you will go straight to heaven is a big lie. You do not go to heaven for killing Jews. (or anyone) You go to heaven for a sincere belief in the Jewish Messiah who was crucified, died and raised from the dead.
I understand your frustration with your enemies Benjamin Netanyahu, but you still need to be born again. You are almost there already...just the last little breakthrough is needed. You have been very tolerant, welcoming and a true friend of Messianic believers, Christian Zionists and the like. Being on the board of Christians United for Israel, won't save you, but I think you already know the name of your soon coming Messiah!
Here is a painting representing the Holocaust's Auschwitz prison. This was done by Edith Birkin. She was born in Prague and was herself deported to Auschwitz (insert). She was one of the few survivors.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 67. 31st December 2010
In this edition:
●Jezebel in the church...the death of the prophecy.
Jezebel in the church and the answer.
When the prophetic eyes of the church are blinded, she is doomed!!
This together with demonic replacement theology, is perhaps the biggest threat and danger to the church in our time. The tragedy is that most church goers don't have the foggiest idea of even what the Jezebel spirit is, never mind how to identify it and deal with it.
A vast part of the professing church is and will become shipwrecked by this powerful all-encompassing evil spirit if it is not identified rooted out and destroyed.
What is the Jezebel spirit?
Jezebel was a princess from Sidon, the daughter of a strong man who had usurped the throne. She married Ahab who was also a usurper-king of Israel. When she moved to Israel she kept all of her occult practises, which included Baal worship. She and Ahab were successful initially in influencing Israel with the occult.
Here are a few Bible verses identifying Jezebel and her characteristics:
1Kings 16:31-33. 1 Kings18:4, 13, 19. 1 Kings 21:7, 23-25.. 2Kings 9:7, 10, 22, 30-35. Revelation 2:20
The verses above deal with relationships between Jezebel and Ahab, the prophets of Baal on the one hand and Elijah, Jehu, the prophets of God and Israel on the other.
Firstly, the name Jezebel means "without co-habitation," identifying an unsettled and uncontrollable spirit.
To identify this powerful evil demonic spirit, we need to look into the scriptures above, to find the main characteristics of the woman.
●She is a "cursed woman." (2Kings 9:34)
●She struck fear into Elijah, the prophet of God.
●She was friends with and had sex with numerous prophets of Baal. (The other names for Baal relate directly to Satan.)
●She was a tyrant queen and murderer who sacrificed children to the fire god Moloch. .
●She was a pathological liar. She operates in the progressive phases of manipulation, intimidation and domination all to gain control.
●She had no remorse. She was callous, deceiving and full of pride and arrogance. She wore heavy paint or makeup on her eyes.
●She had a parasitic lifestyle, designed to get close to authority figures, ultimately to bring them down.
●She had a well hidden, disguised hatred for God's truth. She was a friend of devils, demons and the world system.
●She was dominant while her husband Ahab was submissive to her.
●She had a main central purpose which was to kill and destroy the prophets of God, or the prophetic word.
●She was a sex manic, but Biblical whoredom is also typed with false doctrine, false worship and idolatry.
●Jehu, went after Jezebel in the place called Jezreel.
There was a shocking, disastrous but significant end to Jezebel. She was forced to a window, thrown out to the ground below, where her body was trampled by horses and torn to shreds by dogs, scattering her blood on the surrounding walls. A normal death was not appropriate for her. This graphic scene has powerful lessons within it, which we will discuss further on.
To summarise: The Jezebel spirit is, restless, remorseless, unrepentant, controlling, evil, unclean, lustful, a hater of authority, a false prophet, a hater of of God's prophets, and prophecy, a hater of Israel
The Jezebel spirit can also manifest with only one or two of the above characterisitcs..
The essence of the Jezebel spirit is it's attack on God's authority. This is seen in attacking the authority of men of God in leadership, the Word of God and in particular Bible prophecy. Jezebel wants to weaken and blind the church.
The Jezebel spirit manifests primarily in a female but can manifest in a male as well.
Jezebels in the church are often those who have had a previous involvement with the occult or direct Satanic activity.
Since Bible prophecy relates to Israel in many ways, the Jezebel spirit today is strongly anti-Semitic and involved in replacement theology. The Jezebel spirit hates and seeks to destroy the authority of the Bible.
Jezebel in the church today:
The Jezebel spirit has infiltrated the church over the ages, but it is growing in significance and intensity now, simply because we are now in the time period of fast moving prophetic fulfilment.
For a strong nation under God, He has ordained three institutions which should be run within certain Biblical parameters. These are government family and church. All three are under attack by the devil now.
The Jezebel spirit within the church is common but goes largely unnoticed until its too late.
One of the ways in which the Jezebel spirit has entered the church is in the form of female pastors. There is no such thing. The word pastor and rabbi are male words in their original form. It's like 'mister' which is a gender-specific word. There is no precedent in the Bible for a female rabbi or pastor. We do have examples in the Bible for females in some of the other ministry offices. Church leadership is male! (There is an old but very good book on the subject by David Pawson called "Leadership is male")
Churches full of Jezebels will be rebellious to God's authority, worldly, and uninterested in prophecy. They will be full of members with broken relationships, with rebellious children without discipline and full of disrespect for authority.
The Jezebel spirit in the church will primarily be seen in her attack on the prophets of God and Bible prophecy.
Bible prophecy is the eyes of the church. It's directive, warns, edifies, and plots the course into the future. Today most churches are greatly lacking in these areas. Many of these churches are full of Jezebels!
When Jezebel confronted Elijah, he was left fearful and depressed. He sulked in the wilderness. He called on God to kill him. The power of this evil woman anointed by demons had caused him to lose his anointing and vision. He was left uninspired. This is what the Jezebel spirit will do to its victims today.
The Jezebel spirit will draw close to church leaders, especially those with a heart for Israel and the prophetic. She will try to get close to leaders with flattery and lies of how holy she is and how she loves God and His prophetic word. "She calls herself a prophetess", but God calls her a liar (Revelation 2:20)
When the Jezebel spirit is identified, there will be war. She will spread fear into the leader and cause total havoc in the church. Remember that Elijah was God's fearless prophet until she made her threats. Modern day Elijah's need Jehu's with them. Jehu, on Elijah's behalf destroyed Jezebel. Jehu showed not the slightest trace of mercy. The Bible says that he even "drove his chariot furiously" as went to kill her.
Interestingly, Jezebel was torn, trampled and devoured by dogs until there was only her skull and a few body parts left. This demonstrates how serious and deep the dealings need to be to rid the church of this evil spirit.
2Kings 9:22 "How can there be peace as long as the harlotries and witchcrafts of Jezebel are many."
In case you are thinking that this isn't the way to treat people especially women in the church, let me refer you to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Revelation 2:20 "I have a few things against you because you tolerate that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess..."
The Jezebel spirit is all about destroying the true church. She must be destroyed and not tolerated for a minute.
There is much agreement amongst prophecy teachers that the message to the church of Thyatira in Revelation 2 refers prophetically to the Roman Catholic church and other similar orthodox churches.
Revelation 2:20-24 "Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you tolerate that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and beguile My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent and she did not. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation unless they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. But I say to you and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as who do not have this doctrine and have not known the depths of Satan as they call them, I will put on you no other burden."
This portion of scripture (above) identifies much within the Catholic church. Here we see Jezebel in direct association with the church. Here the Jezebel spirit would relate to the worship of Mary, to the church's leaders false claim to infallibility. To their huge amount of occult activities and to the false prophecies of this church relating to its self importance.
The Catholic church has done more to destroy the prophetic word than any other. In fact, it removed the Bible completely from the laity (people) for hundreds of years.
The Catholic church has been preeminent in the mass murder of untold millions of Jews and has hindered them coming into the church for salvation.
It is a usurper of God's authority in that it has changed His commands and introduced pagan and occult practises many of which are associated with Baal worship.
Let's take note of Jezebel's death now in direct association with the church:
As with the shocking death of Jezebel herself historically, here is another great shock.
Members of this church are condemned and told that they will be cast into the great tribulation, because of idolatry. God says, "I will kill the children of this church with death!" The word "children" here represents those who cling to the mother religion and it's spiritual harlotries. A child feeds off it's mother. The symbolism here is that those who refuse to repent of the paganism and idolatrous practices of this church and constantly feed off it are doomed.
Note that God Himself uses very strong words in dealing with this situation. He doesn't water down His position.
There are some in this church who do repent and are saved.
The Jezebel spirit is associated with a church in disorder and out of God's call and place. It is associated with false doctrine, error, and the occult in the church.
Elijah and Jezebel will again meet in conflict:
The Bible says that Elijah will return shortly before the Second Coming to restore all things. Matthew 17:11 "|Elijah is truly coming first and will restore all things." Malachi 4:5 "Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the dreadful day of the Lord and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to their fathers."
If Elijah is coming again you can be sure that Satan will strengthen the Jezebel spirit at this time, to obstruct and mess up what God is doing.
The Jezebel spirit will try to kill what God is doing. Elijah killed the prophets of Baal (Satan) This again will be the situation as we move forward into the dramatic times ahead.
It's interesting that Jezebel met her horrific death in a place called Jezreel. The Jezreel valley is the sight of the hill of Meggido. This general area will also be the sight of the final war of 'Har-Meggidon.' I've personally stood on top of Meggido (below), most likely close to the place where Jezebel was massacred. I stood there wondering about these things and the soon coming battles to be fought.
As the restoration of the church gains momentum, conflict and chaos will accompany it. Nothing has changed unfortunately!
God's way will endure, flourish and be victorious while again Jezebel and her ways will be forever destroyed this time.
Jezebel and the coming Holocaust:
The Jezebel spirit will manifest strongly in its relation to Israel. Jezebel herself was primarily involved in defeating Israel with idolatry and killing Israel's prophets of God. The situation now is just the same.
Jezebel's first victim was Israel. It will be her last!
God has a very deliberate, specific plan for Israel, the Jews and Jerusalem in the coming days. It is spelt out in Bible prophecy, new Testament and Old. It is not the way of the world and it's god Satan.
Essentially, God's plan involves the land of Israel being restored to the returning Jews, the return of Jerusalem to the Jews and the Jewish people coming to salvation en-mass. Satan's plan opposes this and replaces it with his own plan. This is now called the world's 'roadmap to peace'. God's word shows that this roadmap will lead to war on a huge scale and not peace.
The Jezebel spirit will be a significant force in blinding the church and the world to God's plan. She will kill the prophetic in this regard and be instrumental in forcing replacement theology in all it's forms into action. Replacement theology leads to replacement reality!! This will cause Israel to accept the roadmap plan and bring about the fury of God.
Joel 3:2 "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehosophat and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and they have divided up My land."
Zechariah 12:3 "It will happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all the peoples; and all who will heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth are gathered against it."
All of this will occur very soon.
Most of the church are already blind to these things. In fact just the two verses above are unknown in many churches.
Jezebel in the church has already been very successful in blinding much of the church to God's prophetic word in this regard. In fact many churches are now working with and for Satan himself and his plan for Israel.
The Jezebel spirit is rife in the world:
This spirit operates unrestricted in the world outside of the church. It is clearly seen in the entertainment world, Hollywood and the homosexual world. American society is perhaps where this demonic spirit is most prevalent. The Jezebel spirit has overthrown God's authority in family, church and state and will see America fall by the wayside as a result very soon.
How to deal with the Jezebel spirit:
It takes the true anointing of God to destroy the Jezebel spirit. Only those with genuine Godly authority in them will be successful.
She must be destroyed. It's no coincidence that Jezebel was forcibly thrown from a window and then trampled by horses and left for dogs to tear her body to shreds, scattering blood all over the surroundings.
Obviously we don't kill the physical person, but the symbolism here for us now, shows a very severe, thorough and complete dealing. We don't sit around and have discussions with her. We don't negotiate with her. Once the Jezebel spirit has been identified, she will be at war. She will use all sorts of strategies to keep herself alive and active. She will use manipulation, intimidation and domination if allowed. She must be offered no compromise.
If the person carrying the Jezebel spirit is willing to be set free and exposed to real strong authoritative deliverance ministry and there are clear signs of enduring victory afterwards, then things can return to normal. This is very rare, I might add. These people almost always need to be thrown out of the church and banished from ever returning. There needs to be a total break, a cut and a severance from Jezebels. With most there is no hope of repentance or reform. Throw them out forever!
A church with a heart beat for the living God is clean, holy and separate form the evil influences of the devil and the world, which has infiltrated into much of the modern church. The heart beat of the church surrendered to our Lord will have a strong Godly male leadership. It will have a strong preeminent recognition of God's authority structures and of the authority of God's word and Bible prophecy. It will see the devil in disguise and his demise. It will see the plans of God for a victorious future.
The Jezebel spirit is alive and well today seeking whom she may devour, although she was physically killed long ago.
Jezebel was killed in the most violent way. The Jezebel spirit must be ejected, expelled rejected and cast out. If the person is not willing for this, she herself must be cast out of the church.
Elijah on the other hand, never saw death. He was raptured alive and taken up to God in a mighty whirlwind and is coming back again in association with the end-time ministry of the restoration of all things. The Jezebel spirit will again resist these things and again cause cause havoc in the church.
Huge conflict is coming within the church.
God's will will be done. He will prevail. He will win! His plan is so exciting, I can't wait to see it all come about!
Isaiah 47:5 "You shall no longer be called the Lady of our Kingdoms"
Isaiah 47:10-12 "You have trusted in your wickedness; you have said; no one sees me; your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, I am and there is no one else besides me. Therefore evil will come upon you...Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries in which you have laboured from your youth...you are wearied in the multitude of your sorceries." Verse 15 "No one will save you."
Heaven or hell:
Leader of the Catholic church, you've tolerated the practises of Jezebel! You wear a hat in honour of the fish-god Dagon. You wear images of sun worship and hold a twisted bent cross with an un-resurrected Christ still there. The twisted cross is used in satanic worship! The harlotries of Jezebel all relate to pagan practises. God says He will "kill your children with death!" (Revelation 2:23)
Tradition says that Jezebel over did it with her eye make up. Perhaps this was to appear more intimidating than she was. What really matters though, is what your spiritual eye sees. Has your spiritual eye seen our Lord? Have you seen the war for your soul on the go in the spiritual realm? Has your spiritual eye seen into eternity? You need to be born again to receive spiritual eyesight.
Here is an amazing woodcut impression by Gustave Dore. It show Jezebel being thrown out of a window to her death and to waiting horses and dogs who trampled and tore her to pieces.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 66. 22nd December 2010
In this edition:
●The horrors of Christmas.
The horrors of Christmas...a big shock!
If you do one thing, read and re-read the verses of scripture in this edition.
The errors of Christmas, Easter and all the other Catholic-introduced convocations and traditions are a lot more horrific and dangerous than most people can even imagine. The dangers, deceptions and results thereof are massive beyond imagination and the subject of this edition. I have dealt with some of these issues in previous editions, but this is mostly material I haven't used yet.
Catholicism is the link in the chain uniting so-called Christianity with paganism. Christmas is only one of hundreds of pagan / heathen demonic practises.
Many people have invisible giants in their lives fighting to keep them defeated. Traditionalism is its name. These demonic giants, walls, or barriers are obstacles to God and need to be broken down, if you want to move ahead and forward with our Lord.
To practise a lie, believing it is the truth, is true deception.
What is Christmas:
It's full name is Christ Mass. It comes from the term Cristes Maesse first practised in 1038. This is the Catholic tradition of the Eucharist, in which they believe transubstantiation takes place. In other words the bread (wafer) miraculously becomes the actual body of Christ and the wine becomes the actual real blood of Jesus.
If this were the case, they are cannibals. But worse than that, if this were true, they would be forever killing the Lord. The Bible declares that He "died once and for all". The Christ Mass repeats His dying over and over again making a mockery of the crucifixion and resurrection.
Malachi 1:7 "You offer defiled food on My alter."
The Eucharist is delivered to the unsuspecting (but blind) people by men in pretty frocks wearing hats (mitre) in honour of the Babylonian fish-god Dagon. These completely deceived men insist on being called 'father'. The Bible says "call no man on earth father" (Matthew 23:9)
The 25th of December is not the birthday of Jesus. This day was chosen in the fourth century. It is the birthday of the many pagan gods. This day was not practiced by the early church ever.
It comes from the celebration of the reincarnation or birthday of Babylonian sun god Nimrod as little baby Tamuz at the time of the winter solstice. It was adopted by the Catholic church and eventually passed on to most of Christendom.
Nimrod, according to Babylonian tradition married his mother Semiramis. He was killed. Semiramis then taught her followers that Nimrod was re-born as Tammuz, a spirit being. At the spot where he died a dead evergreen tree sprung to life. She taught that Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree just after the solstice day (December 25th) and receive gifts left under the tree.
By the way, the Catholic / Anglican sign of the cross made over one's chest is actually the letter T which was originally done in worship of Tammuz!
Semiramis was also known as Ishtar from where Easter is derived.
Mistletoe came into the picture because of its supposed healing power in practices done on the winter solstice day by the pagans.
Yule is the name of a major pagan practise. Round Yule logs were lit in honour of the evil god Thor. Yule is also a word meaning 'wheel' and is also a symbol of sun-worship. Pagan witches, wiccans and others still celebrate Yule to this day.
The Christmas ham is also called the Yule-ham. The Yule-ham must be round for the same reason. Apart from that, ham is not kosher for the Jew. This is one of the reasons why Christmas keeps the Jew out.
December 25th is also the birthday of the unconquerable sun known as Sol Invictus. This is depicted throughout Catholicism with images of the sun and sun bursts. All of these things come right out the occult.
For those interested you can check out some of these things here:
Be warned, it's a witchcraft site.
Most Christians don't know that witches and other devil worshippers rejoice at the fact that Christians have been bewitched into the occult, in these pagan traditions.
Here is a good website with a large collection of facts and images linking Catholicism and other world religions to the occult:
Here is another good site with tons of information:
The Christmas tree:
Jeremiah 10:2-6 "Do not learn the way of the heathen...for the customs of the people are futile; for one cuts down a tree from the forest with the axe and decorates it with silver and gold. They fasten it down so it will not fall...they cannot speak, do not be afraid of them for they cannot do evil." The Hebrew word 'hebel' is the word used for 'futile'. It means literally 'false' or 'transitory'. Commentary on this word associates it with a transit or journey. It's worth bearing in mind that once you step onto the territory of the demonic you are on a slippery slope!
Some people misread the verse above to mean that there is no harm in Christmas. That verse means there is no harm, evil or good in the tree itself. the tree is an inanimate object. But worship imputed to it is dangerous and completely wrong. That's why the verse says; "don't learn the ways of the heathen!"
The Christmas tree originates in ancient Canaanite and Phoenician pagan worship. The tree was seen as a fertility symbol by them. Various aspects of the decorated tree symbolised the male sex organ like the pole, round balls etc. The female sex organ was depicted in circular wreaths. It went further: Gold and silver balls on the trees also symbolised the worship of the sun and moon.
There are numerous stories of Jews being tied to evergreen trees on December 25th and set alight, during the Catholic ordained inquisitions. The murderers would ride between the burning bodies on their horses chanting "hep hep horary" H.E.P. is the Latin acronym for "Jerusalem is fallen" The funny thing is that the Bible says "Babylon is fallen" (See edition 59 for more)
The exchanging of gifts at this time has no Biblical root. It is self indulgent commercialism. The story of the three wise men giving gifts to out Messiah has nothing to do with His birthday. It had already passed by the time they arrived. Note that the wise men brought gifts for Messiah. they didn't receive gifts. There was no general giving out of and swapping of gifts. Today if you want to do that, the best gift you can give our Messiah is saved people! But don't expect a gift in return, this side of eternity.
Santa Claus is also called old Nick. This is an ancient term for the devil. (see edition 59 for more)
Matthew 15:9 "And in vain they worship Me teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."
Mark7:9 "All too well you reject the commandments of God that you may keep your tradition."
Luke6:46 "Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and do not do the things that I say."
Mark 7:13 "You make the word of God of no effect by your traditions handed down".
God says don't learn the way of the heathen. The church says do. The church says don't keep the feasts of the Lord, God says do.
Why does God command His people not to learn the ways of the pagans. Maybe it's because He wants to spoil our fun. No, not at all. He wants to protect us and preserve us. He wants us to be holy His way. Whenever His people, Jews or Gentiles mess with the occult they are in extreme danger. All you have to do is look at Israel's history to see that in action!
The source of Christmas, Easter and other traditions:
The Roman emperor Constantine (statue above) was the tenth in a succession of Roman emperors from the time of our Lord. The previous nine, motivated by Satan launched the most cruel and vicious murderous attacks on the largely Jewish early church. Satan tried his best to stamp out the church through persecution. He failed. Then under Constantine, Satan brought in his big trick, which was to defeat the church from within. Constantine made Christianity compulsory, but changed the entire nature and character the church, by introducing many Babylonian, occult, pagan practices. Constantine was himself involved with these.
Interestingly Ratzinger in the image above is wearing a mitre. Side on, this hat is shaped like a fish with an open mouth. It's exactly the same as the hats worn by the Babylonians in honour of the fish-god Dagon. He also has sun-bursts on his robe which are in honour of the sun-god. He also has Maltese crosses around his neck, which represent conquering the four corners of the world. These were also used by the Nazi's. Constantine had a vision in which he was instructed to "conquer the world".
Constantine, like his predecessors hated the Jews. This hatred progressed and deepened during his reign. Such an individual was a prime tool in Satan's hands.
●The real deeper reason for changing the identity of the church and redefining it completely, was to keep the Jews out.
The Jews had been in Babylonian captivity before, for seventy years. They knew and still know all about its practices. You can check this out in any Jewish encyclopaedia. So, now we have a church full of Babylonian practices. It's no wonder most Jews will spit before walking into any church.
If they have been in Babylonian captivity before, why would they again want to do the same now?
Constantine inaugurated the first ecumenical (world) council at Nicaea in 321. This was where most of the pagan traditions became entrenched in the church. Jews including Jewish believers were banned from this council. Amongst many other things, those that practised the baptism of the Spirit were banned from Nicaea. Special onerous taxes were imposed on Jews. The death penalty was imposed on Jews who remained faithful to the early church, the way it was at first.
Jews were made to participate in the pagan practises of the new Babylonian flavoured church. They were forbidden to perform circumcisions. An edict was issued by Constantine forbidding marriage between Jews and Christians. Jews were classed as "Ignominious and bestial". A law was passed forbidding Jews from entering Jerusalem. All Jews living within the Roman empire had their civil rights stripped away. The Jews were called the "killers of Jesus" from this time on. Sermons inciting the murder of Jews were common. There was no punishment for killing a Jew.
The first mass extermination of Jews began in Jerusalem around this time. (This you'll only find in Jewish encyclopaedias.)
The Sabbath was changed to Sunday in honour of the sun god. Christmas, Easter, infant sprinkling and many other convocations of Babylon and Egypt origin were made official, while the observance of the Feasts of the Lord, Passover and others were banned. Salvation was by church membership, infant sprinkling and how much money you gave to the church.
Although Constantine stopped the persecution of the church, he was a mass murderer. He executed one of his own sons, his wife and numerous others who got in his way. This was the leader who was responsible for the transformation of the early church into a coercive, cruel, controlling body that would later murder untold millions of Jews in the inquisitions.
I bring you all of this to paint a picture of where we are now and how we got here. I hope you can see that the seeds of the Holocaust were born long ago in association with this evil heathen church. In fact if we could count all the Jews killed by the Catholic church prior to the inquisitions, and during them, I wonder what the number would be.
●The early church was born on the Feast of Pentecost in the supernatural outpouring of the Spirit. This powerful church born in Jerusalem, was welcoming to the Jew and Gentile and was the real "light of the world." It brought love and salvation to the world.
●In 325 AD a new counterfeit church was born in Rome with the banning of Spirit baptism. It hated and persecuted the Jews and introduced the dark ages to the world! It brought hatred, mass murder and torture to all who opposed it.
Revelation 2:24 "But to you I say and the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, and who have not know the depths of Satan, as they call them, I will put on you no extra burden"
The problem is that people don't question, when these things are of vital importance. Blind crowd followers are in immense danger especially at this time.
I recall arguing with a pastor on these issues back in the late 70s. After pointing out all of these verses he finally conceded. Then he said that he couldn't do anything about it though, because the people wouldn't like the removal of Christmas etc. I said to him, "So you work for the people first and God second!" Thank you Nelson for showing me firsthand how to lead your flock astray!
There will always be a remnant who will shun the traditions of the masses, no matter what the pressure is, and follow our Lord.
Romans11:5 "Even so at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Zephaniah 3:13 "The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies..."
Revelation 12:17 and 14:12 We see that a remnant in the last days will have the testimony of Jesus and will obey the commands of God, while the masses follow the crowd blindly.
The shocking, behind-the-scenes truth:
Satan knows his future. He obviously wants to prolong his time as god of this world and delay his coming removal into hell at the Second Coming of our Jewish Messiah. He tried to interfere with God's plans all along since the days of Adam. He tried to prevent the first coming of our Lord by killing all the Jewish males under two years old. He tried various things along the way to obstruct our Lord. All failed.
Satan's big thing now is to prolong the "times of the Gentiles". The Bible teaches that the "times of the Gentiles" will soon come to an end and then salvation goes to the Jews in a significant way. The Second Coming is directly related to the salvation of the Jews. This is when Satan is bound and cast out into hell.
Can you see it? Can you see why Satan has infiltrated the church with paganism?
Let's remember that the Biblical order is that the gospel should go to the Jew first and the Gentile (Romans1:16). The duty of the church is to make the Jew jealous so that he would want to come into the church and get saved. (Romans 11:14)
Only when salvation goes to the Jews en-mass in the tribulation period will our Messiah return.
Okay, so how does Satan prolong the times of the Gentiles and prevent salvation going to the Jews? Simply by removing the true Hebraic character of the church and completely Romanising it and filling it with occult convocations which the Jews will have no part with.
Pagan Christmas, Easter and the like are foreign and reprehensible to the Jew. The Jews have turned back to foreign gods many times in their past and been severely punished, they're not going to do it again.
Jeremiah 11:10-11"They have turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers who refused to hear My words and they have gone after other gods to serve them...Therefore, I will surely bring calamity on them, which they will not be able to escape; and though they cry out to Me I will not listen to them."
Micah1:7 "All her carved images shall be beaten to pieces and all her pay as a harlot shall be burned with fire; and her idols I will lay desolate."
Jeremiah15:19-21 "If you return, then I will bring you back; You shall stand before Me if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them and I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall and they will fight against you but will not prevail...I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked."
When was Yeshua / Jesus born?:
Sukkoth (Tabernacles) is a time of joy to world. Deut16:13-14. You shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven days...and you shall rejoice in the feast..." This feast is introduced with a shofar blast and is concluded with another series of blasts.
Various elaborate calculations have been done based on the date of the triumphal entry to Jerusalem (which can be worked out from Daniel's 70 weeks) and also from the date of the crucifixion which was during Passover. Going back to the year of His birth, the date that comes up is Sukkoth (Tabernacles) This is the most likely date, but it's not important simply because God doesn't give us the exact date without any doubt. There is no command to celebrate the birthday of the Lord in the Bible. These calculations are most probably right, but it's not important anyway.
Zechariah 14:16-17 "It shall come to pass that everyone who is left out of all the nations which came against Jerusalem, shall go from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain." This means simply that well into the future, we are commanded to keep Sukkoth.
The seven feasts of the Lord all have a prophetic aspect to them. Four have been fulfilled and three have a future fulfilment. That is an absolute guarantee! Sukkoth will also be the time of the Second Coming. It makes perfect sense if both the first coming and the Second Coming are associated with Sukkoth.
There are some who have worked out that the conception would have been at the time of Hanukkah. This feast is associated with miracles and light. It's also called the "festival of light". Our Messiah was conceived miraculously and is called "the light of the world"
Yeshua/Jesus was born when shepherds were in the fields which could not have been in mid winter in Israel (25th December). Temperatures drop under freezing point then. All the Jews were commanded to come to Jerusalem for the feast of Sukkoth, which would have been why the hotels were full.
A Sukkoth is a temporary dwelling, shelter or booth. The symbolism of the Sukkoth /Tabernacles relates to God coming and dwelling with us. The booth symbolises the temporary nature of this. At the first coming of our Lord He came to this earth temporarily.
The Hebrew word Sukkah comes from Genesis 33:17 Jacob made "booths" for his livestock and called them Sukkah. So, the word for a stable is a Sukkah. Our Lord was born in a stable or Sukkah.
Yeshua/Jesus Himself never celebrated his own birthday. He did celebrate all the feasts. The first early church believers celebrated the feats of the Lord and not any of the pagan traditions.
Because the masses do something it does not make it right with God.
Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way which seems right to man, but the end thereof is death."
Deuteronomy 12:29-31 "When the LORD thy God cuts off the nations, which you go to disposes and you displace them and dwell in their land , take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you and that you do not enquire after their gods saying "How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.." You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way."
Exodus 23:24-25 "Do not bow down before their gods to serve them, nor do according to their works, but you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars. So, you shall serve the Lord God and he will bless your bread and your water and take sickness away from your midst."
Exodus 34:12-17 "Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going lest it be a snare in your midst. You shall destroy their alters, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images. For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord whose name is jealous is a jealous God...You shall make no moulded gods for yourself."
Are you suggesting, Joel, that Christians who celebrate Christmas are not saved? Not by any means. But we can say that they have been sidetracked into unintentional devil worship by their many practices! Most are completely ignorant of these things. There will always be a remnant who will desire to do God's truth, while the masses blindly follow the god of this world.
Read the verses in this edition again!
There is only one way you can celebrate Christ Mass, Easter and the other pagan, satanic traditions of the church and that is by casting down God's word and replacing it with your own words and the word of the devil, originated in the Catholic church. Maybe you should burn your Bible before celebrating Christmas, then it can't condemn you!
On a personal note, I come under a lot of attack for articles like this, specifically from Catholics and other so-called Christians. Many people hate having their nice comfortable traditions questioned, never mind being told that they are devil-worshippers, weather they know it or not.
Rather than becoming hostile, God would have you "examine your ways to see whether you are in the faith" (2Corinthians 13:5) That means question things with the Bible as a point of reference. If there are things which need changing, (and that is common to all of us), then do so. You'll find a new joy in your life.
There are two easy ways to see if a convocation or tradition is right or wrong. (1) Is it clearly in the Bible. (2) Does the unsaved world at large recognise it or reject it. The world will receive that which is born of the god of the world, Satan and will reject that born of the true God. Christmas, Easter etc. are accepted by the world while the feasts of the Lord, Passover etc are not.
Revelation 12:9 "So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world..."
●The shocking conclusion in all of this is that the churches that celebrate and participate in these occult practices are in fact prolonging Satan's time as god of this world and preventing the Jews from coming into the church for salvation. This obviously delays the coming of the Lord, which is Biblically associated with the salvation of the Jews.
Thankfully, God is now doing a new thing with the exciting new Messianic movement. He is leaving behind those trapped in evil traditions.
Most Messianic fellowships never had any part with these occult traditions from their start, others have long since abandoned them. Some churches that are in the process of metamorphosis, still cling to them, but are moving forward bit by bit
Sadly, the pastors, ministers, and very reverends of the church will slam us Messianic believers for following and obeying God's word, while they continue in the heathen practises.
God says that the gospel must go to the Jew first then the Gentile. God says that the Gentile church is to make the Jew jealous, so that they will come in and get saved. God says don't learn the ways of the heathen. God says do keep the feasts of the Lord.
The church does the exact opposite of what God says!
The Bible describes two women. One is a representative of God's way and the other of the devil's way. Here they are:
Jeremiah 6:2 "I have likened the daughter of Zion to a lovely and delicate woman."
Revelation 17:5 "and on her forehead a name was written: Mystery Babylon the great mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth."
Pastor Christmas, what is your answer? You don't need to tell me, but God will require an answer from you, and for all the people you have led into spineless compromise.
I recently saw a tele-evangelist saying: "We need to...wait for it...put Christ back into Christmas". Then came roaring applause. Christ was never in, nor ever will be in Christmas!!!
You know, dear reader, it's such a wonderful, liberating, clean, and holy thing to obey our Lord. If you have been involved in all these things, you need to repent, turn your back on the devil and move forward into the new things that are of God. Our Messiah will send you soaring to new heights with Him.
It's easy to face rejection and persecution from pagan practitioners, when you know you are in God's word and filled with His truth, purity and cleanliness.
Be warned, this is not some innocent, small issue. Christmas, Easter and the other Babylonia traditions are all part of the great Satanic plan called replacement theology. It's all part of the church that will be "cut off" and be "spewed out"
Revelation 18:4 "And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her My people lest you share in her sins and lest you receive her plagues."
Heaven or hell:
Happy kid with your Christmas present, your parents are training you well for hell. Standing right behind you are demons too big and powerful for you to take care of. You can grow up blindly following the traditions taught to your parents by Satan himself, or you can break free and turn your back on these things. Make no mistake these are not innocent practises. Learn what is right, even now.
Hey young man, your parents are preparing you well to meet your Messiah with confidence. Hanukah, not Christmas is one of the feats of the Lord. It symbolises the Light of the world - Yeshua/ Jesus Himself. Christmas is the way of darkness. You are choosing the way of Light. Keep it up, it's all part of the way to heaven.
Here is a beautiful woodcut by Gustave Dore. It's the regular nativity scene, but now we know this event happened on Sukkoth. Yeshua/ Jesus was born in a Sukkah
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!