|This ministry has a distinct kingdom vision, identifying with God’s call and plan for Israel and the church. My position is pre-trib! I was saved in 1976 while working as a war correspondent, journalist, photographer, artist and environmentalist. My calling is to share with you the great end-time dramas, to stand as a watchman and above all, to glorify my God.|
►We have now reached 46 million regular visitors.
►Next Edition, Lord willing: "Knowing the Time"
- I have some new, exciting, material coming up – don’t miss the next few editions.
- Portland USA: You can burn Bibles and flags, but you can’t stop Bible prophecy!
- Syria / Iran conflict with Israel looms large as Israel prepares for more strikes against terror targets
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
This verse, below was given to me by our Lord in December last year to give to you as the crowning verse for 2020. This was just before the corona-virus became a world pandemic:
The heading is, “Babylon humiliated.” End-time Babylon is the modern world system:
Isaiah 47:10-11 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; You have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Romans 14:11 “For it is written, as I live says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me and every tongue shall confess to God.”
Psalm 86:9 “All nations who you have made, shall come and worship before you, O lord and glorify Your name.”
Psalm 72:11 “Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
31st July 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Transforming light, life and power:
How do you know that you are solidly in the Lord’s kingdom, saved and growing in Him? What is you measure of salvation and victory?
It really is all about your transformation and it’s working from inside your heart to the outside. Do you have a growing love for holiness or do you still secretly love evil?
So much in the world is falling apart and creating a nightmare of stress and strain.
Growth in the Lord encompasses standing securely, in victory, in times of troubled waters.
A deathly, dark, demonic deception has descended upon the world, painting its beauty with an unholy ugliness.
The raging nights are thick with sick! Even the stars seem sterile and twinkle-less, hiding behind wafts of mysterious mist as we await the great twinkling-eye signal in the clouds.
This is actually the calm before the storm, the storm before the eternal calm. Yes the storm is calm compared to what’s coming and very soon. In fact comparatively, the world is now a teddy bears’ pick nick – a Mickey Mouse party.
Sounds of sirens reverberate, but are gutted and defunded. Their terror has been stolen from them by the terror of insurrection, revolt, mutiny and anarchy.
Romans 13:3 Rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authorities? Do what is good and you will have praise from them...But if you do evil, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain, for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practises evil.”
The cops are to be a terror to evildoers. If not the terrible reversal takes place and the evildoers become the terror to the cops and all civilised society!
The incidents of insurrection are growing, worldwide. The numbers are growing too. Historically, God acts when many people are affected and influenced by an evil work.
There is no safety in the numbers of rebels. There is only real safety in truth, holiness and righteousness.
Like our Lord in hell as a victor, before His resurrection, so we await our resurrection in a world turned to hell on earth.
Why is the champion of love, the God of all grace and mercy hated so much these days?
There is “another Jesus” who is not hated by the world. He has no cross and no Spirit! (2 Corinthians 11:4)
John 7:7 “The world hates Me because I testify that its works are evil.”
John 15:18 “If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you.”
Psalm 97:10-11 “You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the soul of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous...”
The modern materialistically orientated church teaches you to “find your life in the world.” (Luke 17:33) They teach you to accept all the things that Satan offered our Lord, and he rejected.
►But, there is great safety in and amongst the ministers of the gospel that are close to our Lord. Those who know Him well, and walk with Him are safe and secure. Their light shines in the dark.
As the world prepares for its new world ruler, soon to emerge, know that there are many that you cannot trust anymore. Politicians, billionaires, businessmen, medical men, media, scientific experts and many worldly religious leaders are all tools of the devil in these days.
The one thing you absolutely cannot do at all these days is trust the media. They are driven by a demon monkey on their backs.
The materialistic orientated churches and all the Spirit-less churches are mostly devoid of any end-time understanding. For that reason alone, you need to be careful of them. It’s also no coincidence that they avoid anything on Israel, and even come against God’s plans for Israel.
►Love for the world of necessity means rejection of Israel! The reason is because Israel is God’s chosen “weapon” to destroy the world.” People may not know that, but spirits do!
God’s light must shine by His Spirit to offer real insight into all things related to Israel.
There are tragic effects of coming against Israel: You will be blinded to the truth, made deaf, have your heart hardened, receive a voice of confusion, and be distressed. You will have your neck under God’s knee and laughed at and scoffed at by God and be broken by Him. (There are verses for all of those things)
It’s no good just having a collection of verses in front of you. You need the light of God to receive His sight and insight, especially today. This is the way of godly metamorphosis.
Only the resurrection power of God through the work of the cross produces godly light and sight which is revelatory and transforming. There is a deceptive light as well, born in pride. Dark light is emitted from the absence of the cross and the Spirit of God.
Lucifer means “light bringer” but his light is dark light. Dark light blinds. “Be careful that the light in you is not darkness.” (Luke 11:35)
Job 18:5 “The light of the wicked indeed goes out, and the flame of his fire does not shine.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
1 Corinthians 2:7 “We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory.”
Things today are headed for a climax. Can you see it?
The end of the new world order is a world built and formed by Satan and with the fruits of Satan: Killing, stealing, destroying and lying. The end of God’s new world – the Millennium is a world built on righteousness, peace, holiness and all things glorious.
►If the world is going to simply recover from the pandemic, which many are hoping for and even some Christians are praying for, and the riots will just go away, and the locust plagues will just disappear, and everyone can get back to their normal life of murdering the unborn, homosexuality and other sin, then that would obviously mean that the rapture / tribulation start is a long way off.
That would mean that “All things are going to continue as they have done.” (2 Peter 3:4)
No, world, your day is done, your cake is cooked, your song is sung!
Jeremiah 50:23 “How the hammer of the whole earth (Babylon / end time world) has been cut apart and broken! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations!”
You have nothing to lose by surrendering to our Lord now, and everything to gain – for all glorious eternity!
Edition 493: October 29th 2019
The Great Mystery Sign:
These are words of life!
The metamorphosis of Israel into a beautiful jewel - bedecked creation of the living God, and when it will occur, is essentially what this edition is all about.
This is a most important edition!
You may recall that I said a few weeks ago that I was expecting the revelation of a mystery sign very soon that would be a warning to the world and an incredible insight into the plans of God. This is the first stage of the revelation. I sense that there is more to be revealed by the Spirit of God.
Two great mysteries end simultaneously:
Two of the Bible mysteries are the mystery called the rapture (1 Corinthians 15:51), and the mystery of Israel’s blindness. (Romans 11:25) Both are connected.
The church age as a whole is also called a mystery. It began on the day of Pentecost and will end at the rapture. This will also be exactly when the mystery of Israel’s blindness to her Messiah will end.
There is a tragic side to Israel’s blindness coming to an end. It will be the more severe blinding of the churches of replacement theology! One receives sight and the other loses sight! Both have already begun in a limited way.
Beware, churches of replacement theology! When Israel receives her sight; that will be the exact time you will be more deeply blinded! What a terrible thing to go into the future blind, deaf and with a hardened heart. What a terror! (Romans 11:18, 20-22)
Romans 11:23 “If they (Jews) do not continue in unbelief, they will be grafted back in, for God is able to graft them in again.”
The great Zechariah sign:
Israel is a sign to the church and the true church is a sign to Israel.
Zechariah 3:8-9 “Hear O Joshua the high priest, you who have companions who sit before you, for they are a wonderful sign; for behold, I am bringing forth My Branch. Behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua: Upon the stone are seven eyes. ‘Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’ says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.”
Here we see Joshua sitting with “companions” who are a “wonderful sign.” So, who are these companions? The original word simply means “close friends or lovers.” Could it be that prophetically, the companions of Israel are in fact the true, Israel-friendly church?
What is the “wonderful sign” that these friends are? The original word is: Strong’s H4195 – “Mowpheth”. Meanings: Wonderful miracle, a sign of God’s power!! This meaning has connotations of the miraculous and supernatural.
Is the rapture of the church a wonderful, miracle sign of God’s power? You bet it is!
I hope you see where we are going with this. Could it be that the rapture of the Israel-friendly church will soon be the wonderful sign to Israel and to the world?
Let’s carry on with our prophetic application. Who is “My Branch” that is about to be brought forth to Israel? The original has the word capitalised as it should be. This is none other than the Jewish Messiah – Yeshua! (Isaiah 4:2, Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15, Zechariah 6:12).
Now we come to the “stone.” This is no ordinary stone. It has seven eyes and an engraving on it. The Bible calls our Lord, the “stone which the builders rejected. (Matthew 21:42). Again, this is a reference to our Messiah, the Jewish Messiah Himself.
What is the engraving on the stone?
Exodus 28:9-11 “Then you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel. Six names on one stone and six on the other, according to their birth.”
Here we see the engraving on this stone is the names of all the tribes of Israel.
Our Lord has also “inscribed” and “engraved” Zion (Israel) on the palms of His hands. (Isaiah 49:16)
Next, we come to the “seven eyes.” What are they a reference to?”
The “seven eyes” have connotations of perfect spiritual insight and wisdom, might, knowledge and more. These are the “seven eyes” of the Messiah. (Isaiah 11:2)
Revelation 5:6 “I looked and behold, in the midst of the throne...a Lamb as though it had been slain having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.”
And finally, let's look at the most dramatic portion of Zechariah: “I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day.”
Many interpreters believe that this “one day” is a reference to the cross. They are wrong. The events of the cross took three days and did not remove the iniquity of Israel.
It would have to be some monumental event to have such a dramatic effect on the Jews. It can only be the shock caused by the rapture of the church, with them being left behind, because they have still not repented of their rejection of their Messiah.
So, let’s look at the whole verse prophetically:
Joshua (Israel) sits with his companions (the Israel friendly church) who are about to become a wonderful sign to the tribes of Israel through the rapture, which will then cause them to see the Branch (their Messiah) giving them new, deep spiritual insight and understanding. Their repentance will come in one day.
This will all be a result of the sudden rapture of the true church.
One day / Suddenly:
Romans 10:19 “I will provoke you (Jews) to jealousy, by those who are not a nation; I will anger you by a foolish nation.”
Some say that this “foolish nation” constitutes the born-again Jews who are members of the church. Some say it is a broader reference to the entire true church. Both are accurate.
With the Jews being the “chosen people,” they will most certainly be made “angry” and “jealous” at the same time, very suddenly, when the rapture of the largely Gentile church takes place, leaving them behind.
By the way, “the iniquity of the land” is obviously not referring to land, but people – the chosen people, the Jews. The iniquity being removed in one day, does not mean that every Jew will be saved in one day.
The best meaning is that on one particular day, the mass salvation process of the Jews begins. The veil of blindness will be gone in a day. Yes it has already been removed, but the Jews haven’t noticed it yet. They will in one day.
This begins the process of large numbers being saved right through the tribulation period, and with a large mass being saved on the final day of the tribulation.
The shock of the chosen people being left behind at the rapture, best fits the bill of something huge and devastating, causing an entire nation to repent and have their sin removed suddenly.
Zechariah 14:7 “It shall be one day which is known to the Lord – neither day nor night, but at evening time it shall happen, that it will be light.”
This verse above is enlightening indeed. It speaks of an event that will happen in one day, known to the Lord. It will happen in the twinkling of an eye!
Did you know that the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) begins at the sighting of the new moon, just as it “twinkles in the early evening? This is called “the twinkling of an eye?” (Look it up).The verse says that this is when it will be “light”. It must be symbolic light, because it is does not get lighter in the evening. This is spiritual light coming to Israel in a day.
Is this verse in Zechariah giving us a hint as to when the rapture will take place and the enlightenment of the Jews goes into overdrive as the tribulation begins?
Note that it is “day known to the Lord.” The other well-known rapture verse says that the day or hour is not known to the Lord. It isn’t a contradiction, because the day was not known to our Lord at the time when He was here on earth.
Isaiah 66:8 “Who has heard of such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once (Lit= One time)?” As soon as Zion travailed (Israel enters the tribulation) she gave birth to her children.” (This verse speaks of Israel’s natural birth as a nation in one day (1948) and with a double reference to Israel’s soon coming spiritual birth also in one day.)
(Please get every idea and trace of the replacement theology interpretation and great error of this verse above, by the Revelation 12-sign teachers. Tragically, it still lingers in the hearts of many.)
Jeremiah 6:26 “O daughter of My people, cloth yourself in sackcloth and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentations, for the plunderer will suddenly come upon us.”
In this verse above we see the sudden nature of the tribulation events falling on Israel and causing mass repentance.
To be scripturally accurate, the rapture ends the church age and begins the tribulation period immediately. Do not fall for the error that the tribulation does not start immediately after the rapture. This big error has some terrible knock on effects to other doctrines; besides, it is a presumption with no scriptural support.
It is a false doctrine that makes a big mess of dispensations.
Here is a beautiful illustration in the Bible of how some things happen suddenly:
Numbers 17:8 “It came to pass the next day that Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted (budded) and put forth buds and produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds.”
The almond tree’s branch budded in one day!
The word “almond” in Hebrew means “the awakening one.” It is the first tree to bud in the season, and it is a well-known type of Israel. This tree budding in one day is Israel awakening to her Messiah (Jeremiah 1:11-12)
Interestingly the temple menorah’s light-holding cups were to be embellished with almond blossoms. The menorah itself is a symbol of eternal light. (Exodus 37:19-20)
The dramatic effects of “one day” on Israel:
Israel will see! They will see their Messiah from behind a non-existing veil! They will see that the veil of blindness was actually removed nearly 2000 years ago! They will see why they have not been able to see!
It is because of their pride and lack of repentance.
In the tribulation period after the “one day” rapture, spectacular changes will come upon the remnant of Israelis in a flash!
Note the incredible key points of these verses below. (By the way, those of replacement theology hate these verses with a passion. Their faces go red with anger at them!)
Zephaniah 3:13 “The remnant of Israel will do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth...”
Jeremiah 50:20 “In those days and in that time, says the Lord, the iniquity of Israel will be sought, but there shall be none; and the sins of Judah will not be found, for I will pardon those whom I preserve.”
Isaiah 29:23-24 “When he see his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, they will hallow My name, and hallow the Holy One of Jacob, and fear the God of Israel. These also, who erred in spirit, will come to understanding...”
Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage (Israel)? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue (destroy) our iniquities.”
Jeremiah 31:34 (The new covenant for Israel) “No more shall every man teach his neighbour and every man his brother, saying, ‘know the Lord’, for they shall all know Me from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will remember no more.”
Hosea 2:17 “I will take from her (Israel’s) mouth he names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered no more.”
The paganism of the Baals was the occult practises of many Babylonian traditions. Today they are seen in the practices of Christmas and Easter. Note it is even the use of the names that is forbidden. (Psalm 24:4)
Jeremiah 23:26-27 “...Prophets of deceit prophecy of their own heart, trying to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbour, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.
Let’s not forget that Israel in the tribulation will be “God’s battle-axe” and agents of war against their and God’s enemies. (Jeremiah 51:20)
Here now are the massive, magnificent changes that will come upon Israel, compiled from these verses above:
They will be shocked and motivated by: ●jealousy, ●anger at the church being raptured. ●They will repent. ●They will be forgiven of all their sins. ●They will walk in holiness, righteousness and understanding. ●They will have clean hands. ●They will have no traces of the occult, paganism and the “Christian” pagan practises of Easter and Christmas. ●They will have no foreign gods. ●They will destroy the false prophets.
Compare this lot above to Israel today – hoo boy!
Israel destroys the false prophets:
Today Israel has many enemies. All those who are anti-Semitic are her enemies and all the churches of replacement theology are also Israel’s enemies. The funny thing is that they will be destroyed by Israel! That’s what you call an Oops!
But it’s an oops with eternal consequences!
The churches and deceived teachers of replacement theology think they’re doing God a favour by dethroning and getting rid of Israel. What a shock they will have when the God of love for Israel, reveals their spirit of error.
Zechariah 13:1-2 “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. It shall be in that day says the Lord of hosts that I shall cut off the names of the idols from the land and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land....It shall be in that day that every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies...
The verse below is a tragedy. It echoes the Nazi Holocaust, but it speaks succinctly of the great modern-day Holocaust and its backfire! This speaks of all enemies of God and His plans, and enemies of Israel. It speaks against anti-Semitism and replacement theology in the church!
Psalm 21:8-12 “Your hand (God) will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
The Holocaust was a “fiery oven.” Here is God’s Holocaust on His enemies and those who hate Israel in the tribulation period! It’s never a good idea to mess with God’s plans!
All enemies of Israel in and out of the church, here is another sad verse just for you:
Numbers 23:8-9 “How shall I curse that which God has not cursed? And how shall I denounce what the Lord has not denounced? From the top of the rocks I see him (Israel) a people dwelling alone, not reckoning itself among the nations.”
Israel has the call of God upon her for His purpose. She can never assimilate into the nations. That is why the world hates them, and also why the world’s churches - the churches of replacement theology, hate them.
When will all this happen:
Some teachers say that the rapture is a sign-less event. On its own that is so, but it is not a stand-alone event. The rapture begins the seventieth week of Daniel, which is the closing seven years of the Old Covenant, which has been hold. The rapture is directly associated with the revealing of the antichrist. These are not sign-less events.
As regular readers know, I believe the next big prophetic event will be foreshadowed in the Feast of Trumpets. This occurs on one of two possible days (identified by the sighting of the new moon). This is either September 19th or 20th next year.
Could the rapture happen before then? Yes it could, but it is much more probable that it will happen on a Feast of Trumpets.
It will absolutely not happen until we see evidence of the coming peace treaty, and the revealing of the antichrist.
Some other events may happen just before the tribulation begins, or just into it. These include: ●The major prophesied wars. ●The alignment of the ten-nation confederacy in the general area of the ancient Roman Empire. ●The arising of the false prophet. ●There will be a rise in false Christ’s, false prophets, false and teachers. ●There will be an increase in martyrdom and persecution of true Christians. ●The gospel will go out to the nations with greater intensity. ●Church growth will increase dramatically and the non-Spirit filled churches will fall away at an ever increasing rate.
As I said up at the top, I do expect some other dramatic signs to suddenly break, very soon. We just have to sit and wait, which I don’t like doing!
Daniel 2:34 “In the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and shall stand forever.”
If you as a Christian are trying your best to make the kingdom of the world a better place, I suggest you have the verse above implanted into your head.
This is one of my old-style paintings of a black rhino. I mixed it into the background of one of my later semi-abstract, ethnic, mixed media art works. It gives it a fresh look.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 492: October 22nd 2019
Deception-free – indeed!
These are words of life!
The greatest end-time sign, warned of by our Lord is deception. It will manifest most strongly in the church perpetrated by certain teachers, preachers and pastors.
Deception causes division and will increase as the coming of the Lord draws near. On an individual level, deception causes divisions and also causes you to be divided or separated from God.
Matthew 12:25 “A house divided cannot stand”.
I recently received an email from a reader who said: “I am so terrified of falling into deception that I hand my future over to God, to prevent it from happening, ever, ever, ever!” If only the entire church would have an attitude like that!
I know, for The Prophetic Scroll that a huge responsibility falls on Bible teachers. Prayer against deception is a daily event for me, and some who are prayer warriors for this ministry.
Our Lord said, answering the question from the disciples on when the end will be: “Take heed that you are not deceived.” (Matthew 24:4) Numerous other verses warn of exactly the same thing.
This edition is to help you identify deception and prevent yourself from becoming a victim. Much of the material I’m using relates to all believes at any time, but this is focused on our current situation and current events, as we enter critical prophetic days. (Revelation 12:12)
The nature of deception:
Firstly, deception is essentially a spirit; it is a manifestation of the “spirit of error.” (1 John 4:6)
Deception is a well camouflaged, ugly beast! The biggest issue is that people don’t know they’re deceived until or unless they get out of it. When they’re in it, they’re blind to it. It is something we need to “take heed of” diligently, to avoid especially in these days.
Deception normally masquerades as the truth. It often travels the same highway as truth. It hides its dangerous darkness in the light.
A light meter can give you the strength of the light in a measuring unit called a candela. But it can’t identify the source of the light. What we know from the “light meter” called the Bible is that this evil, dark light is getting very bright, because its source, Satan knows his time is short! (Revelation 12:12)
That in and of itself tells us that the true blinding Light is approaching fast!
Only true believers can look into the Light of God and not be blinded. Those full of pride and the world’s ways, look to God and are blinded by the Light.
Deception often has a fallen morality to it. It comes packaged with un-holiness. It is often progressive in its advances, taking more and more of the territory of your heart.
Deception can only be seen and identified against the Spirit enlightened word of God.
Sources of deception:
●Pride, ●False doctrine, ●False teachers / prophets, ●Rejection of Spirit baptism, ●Denominations (divisions), ●The world system, ●The media, ●Sinful lifestyles, ●Curses, ●Traditions of man, ●Cultural customs, ●Legalism, ●Anti-Semitism / replacement theology, ●The occult, ●Paganism, ●Witchcraft ●Mixing truth and error, ●Personal private interpretation – and much more.
Pride always causes spiritual blindness. Blindness causes deception!
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 “For this reason (unrighteous deception, no love of the truth), God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie...”
It is worth noting that in many cases, it is always the same people who get deceived. Some people just have a natural propensity and attraction to dangerous poison! This is often sourced in long-standing curses in their lives that have not been dealt with or repented of.
One of the characteristics of false prophets / teachers is that they always need to use persuasive argument and manipulation. That’s because that’s the only authority they have! There is no Spirit of truth and authority of God in them. Normally, there are many tell-tale signs!
Essentially the source of all deception is Satan himself working through fallen man, the world system and a host of demons, and all with ever increasing intensity in these days.
Some examples of modern deceptions:
Some of the big recent false teachings and deceptions include: The Mayan calendar prophecies, The Revelation 12-sign and its related offshoots, like Nibiru, and others. (All built on verses of replacement theology, and taken way out of context.)
A great, powerful, satanic deception is called misdirection. The deceived often call those that expose deception and false teachers as the ones bringing deception, thus misdirecting the attention away from themselves.
A great well - dispersed deception is the thought that God’s severity, judgement and warnings are of no consequence and you can carry on regardless. After all, if the world sanctions it, it must be okay!
Love that obliterates, lessens or nullifies judgement, in its right place, is a dangerous deception. Love and truth are twins. Much that is done in the name of love these days is void of truth.
A great deception in the world is that being good saves you, and a loving God would never send anyone to hell. Wrong!
All churches that won’t preach or teach at least the basics of eschatology are deceived. They are presenting a half-baked gospel to their clan.
Legalism is a great deception. The legalistic use of the Bible is the use of “dead letter,” with no spiritual transforming power in it. It always elevates those in it in pride.
Proverbs 17:19 “He who loves transgression (sin) loves strife. He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, and he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.”
Without the Spirit of God leading us, there is a danger of becoming over-balanced or obsessive even with the truth. It is dead letter that then becomes a hobby-horse which is of no value. A dead truth becomes a deceptive death trap and always divides the brethren.
Romans 16:17 “I urge you brethren to note those who cause divisions contrary to the doctrine you have learned from us and avoid them.”
Be careful of the deceiving nature of much that is in the world.
Mark 4:19 (Amp) “The cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age and the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches and the craving and passionate desire for other things, creep in and choke and suffocate the word and it becomes fruitless.”
Some socio political systems were born of deceived madmen – ranting atheists and the like. The systems they produced are a deception. Most forms of socialism, communism, Marxism / Leninism are a total deception. They do not work, except to produce massive control instead of the freedom they promise.
Socialism has as its hidden goal the enslavement of the masses. Its objective is to create subservience to the ruling elite. It redefines and in many cases gets rid of foundational godly law so that sin can rule supreme. They hate a nation under God, because they love sin! (Proverbs 2:13, John 3:19)
Nearly 2000 years of lies and Catholic-created deception is not easy to get rid of. But you must get rid of all traces of it as you identify it.
Catholics believe Jesus was divine only because Mary was divine first.
When you, especially as a new or young believer are searching be careful that your “valley of decision” does not become a valley of deception! The young are always most vulnerable and in need of special protection and attention.
The agenda of mass-media:
The hidden agenda of the mass-media, especially today, is to hide and obscure the Lord, His cross and His soon-coming. They are the satanic masters of deceit, even unknowingly in some cases.
Have a very good look at this incredible verse below identifying the work of deception:
Jeremiah 9:6 “Your habitation is in the midst of deceit. Through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord.”
Deception always obscures the truth of the gospel, and our Lord Himself!
Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”
Obadiah 3 “The pride and arrogance of your heart has blinded and deceived you.”
In these incredible verses above, we see pride and sin causing spiritual blindness, deafness, and deception. That’s what you call being in trouble!
It is the world, headed by it’ god – Satan and his mouth piece, the media that wants to get rid of the truth. They dethrone the Bible, kill the truth, mock Christians and elevate all false cross-less religions, which are all counterfeits. They must get rid of the power of the cross!
This tragic verse below speaks of the masses shouting to our Lord while He was on the cross. They opted for Barabbas, the murderer. This is the cry of mass-media and the world.
Mark 15:30 “Save yourself and come down from the cross.”
Peace without the cross is a deception and delusion. Peace without the cross is the antichrist’s “peace.” It is the “peace” of hell. True peace is exclusive to the kingdom of God, which you can only enter by blood and birth.
If you believe the media, you are in trouble. They speak what their big boss, Satan wants.
CNN says “terrorism doesn’t have a religion!” – WRONG!
CNN says “The world has decided that Israel is the occupying force in Israel.” – WRONG!
Note now, the progressive nature of deception, and its effects on society.
Psalm 74:20-23 “Have respect to the covenant (word); for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitation of cruelty...The tumult of those who rise up against You increases continually.”
The golden calf got the children of Israel into big trouble! Golden calf churchianity is the way of the average so-called believer today. Entertainment and amusement-mad, pagan-filled, Spirit-less churches have spread all over the world. They fit in well with the agenda of the world! Many of them are hell bound.
Many modern preachers have bowed to the god of this world and its voice, the mass-media.
The mass-media legitimises golden calf, idolatry in the counterfeit churches they support.
Malachi 2:8 “You have departed from the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law.”
Today we are in a world of horrifying evil on every front including some churches. There is no restraint because there are no consequences. The church and the gospel preached by the majority of ministers today is spineless, and fleshly with no power.
Deuteronomy 13:13 “Certain corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of the city saying, let us go and serve other gods, gods whom you have not known.”
The enticement to serve and worship other gods is all around us today. Many things appearing harmless have been turned into idols, and many things deadly in nature have been accepted by the blind.
Today, many churches have unknowingly “baptised” their members into the world. They are now alive to the world and dead to the fullness of God’s word and His coming kingdom. The modern church claims to have power, but it is the energy of the flesh and not the energy of the Spirit.
This superficial sorrow-less, self-confident church led by worldly wolves have modified the cross to suit worldly counterfeit Christians. Amazingly very few can see that they are on a collision course with spiritual disaster.
Modern deception and Israel:
If Satan can get rid of God’s call and plan for Israel, he has stumped God!
Not surprisingly, one of the strongest deceptions now and into the future, relates to God’s plan for Israel.
God will use Israel as His “battle-axe” to defeat nations that come against them.
God will bring Israel to salvation, holiness and righteousness suddenly, which will be the foundation for them being used as His chief evangelists in the tribulation period.
The world’s plan would create an Islamic Israel!
The world has a nasty surprise coming – at the hands of Israel! It will be hated Israel that destroys Islam, many invading nations and leaves the counterfeit tribulation churches in the dust.
The great deceiver:
The greatest deceiver of all time is none other than Satan himself, but in the soon coming tribulation period, Satan will manifest fully in the individual known as the antichrist. Even now, the “spirit of antichrist” is at work.
Here are some of the characteristics of the deceiver of all deceivers. First, are some of the verses from which I’ve taken this list:
Antichrist: Daniel 7:20-25, 7:4 Revelation 13:1-5 Daniel 11:3, 36-37, Daniel 11:28, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 Daniel 8:25 Matthew 24:24, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Daniel 11:28-39, 2 Corinthians 11:14.
●He speaks pompous words. ●His appearance is greater than his fellows. ● He makes war against the saints for three and a half years and prevails against them. ●He shall arise from ten kings, but he shall be different from the others. ●He will rule with great dominion and do according to his will. ●In his cunning he will prosper through deception and magnify himself. ●He will destroy many in their prosperity, and will rise against the Prince of princes. ●He will act against the holy covenant. ●He will honour those who come against God’s covenant. ●He will act against great fortresses and he shall honour a god which his fathers did not know. ●The nations will give their authority to him. ●He will do great signs and wonders. ●He comes as an angel of light. ●He will not have the desire for women. ●He will be a champion of no morality. ●He comes to kill, steal, destroy, lie and confuse and deceive.
The whole world will fall under the curse of the antichrist’s deception, blindness, slavery and misery. It will be in a media / Satan created “utopian” nightmare world of tumultuous torment led by the manic maniac of the world - Satan
Freedom from deception:
2 Peter 1:10 “Therefore brethren, be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things, you will never stumble, for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour.”
The context of the above passage is “escaping the corruption that is in the world.” (Verse 4)
Very often you will have a warning sound coming from your own heart when deception arises. That is the Spirit of God in you. Don’t ignore it. In these days you really need the gifts of the Spirit, especially of discernment.
God will not prevent you from going into deception, but He will put a siren in your heart and give you spiritual ears, through the gifts, to hear it.
In these end times and in the days ahead, there will be an outpouring of the supernatural, both of God and of the deceiver. The very fact that a great number of people in the world fall for the antichrist in the tribulation, is proof enough of the power of deception.
Asymmetric warfare is between opposing groups with unequal power and military might. It could be described as conventional warfare against the unconventional. We as believers are blessed with being members of the Lord’s army – whose ultimate victory endures forever! That’s what you call, asymmetric alright – in our favour!
So, just as it looks like the world is winning, its destruction will come suddenly, and the true winners will be revealed. Do you know that one fine day you will be revealed by God to the whole universe!
Part of the road to freedom involves knowing our position in Messiah as we head for glory. ●We take up a cross, but we have already arrived, more than conquerors. ●We walk humbly before God, but we are seated in heavenly places. ●We are already joint heirs of all thins of God, but we forsake all to gain glory. ●We have a sin nature in us, but we partake of His divine nature now! ●We have to deal with sin, but we are free from sin in Him. ●We are in a fallen world, but we are children of the kingdom of the living God.
These holy “contradictions” stem from the differences between temporal truth and positional truth.
Knowing Bible prophecy well is an anchor for your soul. It is armour against deception.
Prophecy, if seen rightly, should wipe you off your feet onto the floor of humility.
God’s word, including prophecy, is like a rock. It brings restraint, stability and strength to those who respect it, from individuals to entire nations. Bible prophecy is just one aspect of that rock of stability in your life, producing endurance and holiness.
You need to be involved in some ways with ministries like The Prophetic Scroll that will always keep you in the prophetic loop and above all always direct you to glory!
A powerful method of avoiding deception is seen in that simple email, I referred to at the top. It is the desire, with an open heart to be free from deception. Our Lord will always honour that attitude, desire and prayer.
If you have been in deception, the key to be free is to identify it, repent and reject all traces of it. Forsake all contact items, sources and anything to do with it – the people too. Break and cut from all of its curses. Receive biblical truth fast. You will not be able to do this if you remain in your pride.
Call on our Lord to cleanse you and set you free and to alert you of the dangers of deception wherever it arise. Study God’s word prayerfully in regard to this.
If you are free and not deceived, well and good, that’s great, but keep the door shut to the re-appearance of deception.
Humble yourself always under the mighty hand of God. Do not humble yourself to the devil and his world. Resist the devil and he will flee. (James 4:7)
Diligently seek the truth with all your heart.
The spirit of error can’t produce truth except as bait! The spirit of error comes deceitfully to befriend you and beguile you, to create your acceptance. The Spirit of truth will always lead you to safety.
If the root cause of deception is pride, the root cause of freedom from deception is humility before God and His word and ways.
Pride is the veil hiding the face of God and His word. Satan then fills the void with his deceptions as the substitute.
Yes, you can and must walk your Christian life deception-free and be free indeed!
I merged these pictures into one moody bluey mix.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 491: October 15th 2019
The mystery tour:
These are words of life!
“Roll up roll up, the magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away, waiting to take you away.” (The Beatles 1967)
Roll up roll up, the biblical mystery tour is waiting to take you away, take you away. (God)
The former mystery tour will take you away to hell. The latter will take you away in rapture!
This is an odd edition. It’s about a coming mystery, a severe secret that when it manifests, will rock the world. It’s odd because I have no idea what it is or will be, and yet I feel led to write about its coming now, ahead of time. You could say: “This guy does not know what he’s talking about!”
I have had a strong sense in my spirit that something big is coming and that there will be a spectacular message of warning within it. So, I now have my spiritual eyes and ears open, as I await the revealing of the mystery. And let me tell you, that it may not be only me who receives it.
This then is an appropriate time to expand on the incredible subject of Bible mysteries, signs and secrets. It is a treasure trove of profound importance, full of hidden messages and life-changing truth.
But it is also a haunt of devils and demons, great error, and nightmarish spiritual quicksand!
Many have gone out on the mystery tour, only to be shipwrecked by hidden rocks. Many on the trail of magical mysteries have gone into forbidden territory, never to come out.
Some like Rabbi Jonathan Cahn have delved deep into numerous Bible mysteries and come out with many books and brilliant Spirit-led teachings on the subject, opening the eyes of all who would take the trouble to look beyond the surface.
The parables of the Bible are mysteries of sorts. They reveal a deeper underlying truth.
There is however, an important issue relating to Bible mysteries. Why do they exist?
Why does God hide His face from man? Why does He conceal powerful truths? Why does he speak in mysterious parables? Why not just lay it all out in the open, clear and simple?
The reason is because the deeper things of God are always exclusive. They are only for those who diligently search for them. They are only for the Spirit-led few who come in faith and pay the price.
Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”
Job 15:8 “Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit your understanding to yourself?
Beware of getting sidetracked by signs, wonders and mysteries, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. “The secret things belong to the Lord, but the revealed things to you.” (Deuteronomy 29:29). Do lean on and trust the Spirit of God to show you and bring to life what He desires.
1 Corinthians 2:7 “We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom of God, ordained before the ages for our glory.”
The seven mysteries:
I recently shared with you the importance of the hidden messages contained in the seven feasts of the Lord. There are many parallels with the seven mysteries. There are numerous other groupings of seven in the Bible: The seven-fold Spirit of God, the seven churches, the seven gifts of the Spirit, the seven eyes – and more.
The Bible has a lot to say about mysteries. There are a number of original words used for “mystery.” The one I’m interested in now is Strong’s G3466 - “Mysterion.” It means a hidden secret revealed only to insiders in the know. Those on the outside cannot see or understand the mystery. It does not mean it’s a mystery to everyone. It’s like having a password to come into a secret place. It’s only for those with the password.
Colossians 1:26 “The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations has now been revealed to the saints.”
Here are the seven biblical mysteries:
●The Kingdom of God (Matthew 13:11). ●Tongues (1 Corinthians 14:2). ●The rapture (1 Corinthians 15:51). ●The gospel (Ephesians 6:19). ●Sin (2 Thessalonians 2:7). ●Godliness (1 Timothy 3:16). ●Israel’s blindness (Romans 11:25.)
Note that these “mysteries” above are not a mystery to true believers. They are a total mystery to unbelievers. This is why the Bible says you need to be born again to even see the kingdom of God! (John 3:3)
Many times, as most Christians know, it is most frustrating trying to get unbelievers to see spiritual things. They can’t see or understand the things of the Spirit outside of the new birth.
If you are not saved, you can’t see the kingdom of God, but you will see buildings, pews and men in pretty revolting frocks, behind elevated pulpits and choirs singing to ancient organs. You will think the church is a place like that, just like the one down on the corner.
Note in the list of mysteries that they all relate to the true born again church, except the last one, “Israel’s blindness”. This one is very important, which I’ll discuss in more detail a bit further on.
Let’s go on the mystery tour:
The kingdom of God: is a mystery. You can’t even see it or participate in it unless born-again. It is a kingdom ruled by a King in which all true believers will co-rule and reign with our Messiah. It is above and removed from the kingdoms of this world. The kingdom of God includes the kingdom of heaven, the church on earth, saved Israel, the Millennium and will in future include all domains in the universe, cleansed and re-created.
Tongues: This is another big mystery to outsiders and even for many Christians who reject the baptism in the Spirit, with the evidence of tongues. The gift of tongues was the immediate identifying mark of the birth of the church age and the end of the Old Covenant. Tongues are inextricably linked with the gifts of the Spirit, spiritual warfare, and success over the world. Speaking and praying in tongues is a wonderful, powerful, mysterious key to success. The use of tongues will come to an end at the end of the church age and not before.
The rapture: The rapture of the church is a mystery that relates to the true church exclusively. It is the instant catching away of believers transporting them in a flash to heaven in their new resurrection bodies. The rapture ends the church age or dispensation, and gives way to the seventieth week of years of Daniel 9:27 also called the tribulation period, and the time of Jacob’s trouble. The rapture is called a mystery because it bookends the mystery of the church age.
Why the rapture matters: It triggers the final restoration of the Jews. The two are inextricably linked. Teachers and preachers that don’t touch the rapture are by default of replacement theology, even if in their ignorance.
The gospel: The gospel is called a mystery because it is of the Spirit of God – its author and revealer. It is the revelation of God’s words for us the church, which is also a mystery. The gospel is “dead letter” to those outside the kingdom of God, but to those on the inside and who are Spirit filled, it is alive and life giving. (2 Corinthians 3:6)
Sin: There would be no such thing as sin if there were no law of God or gospel. Unbelievers do not have a sin consciousness stemming from the knowledge of God. To them sin is relative, mostly a pleasure, and with no eternal consequences. Outside of the Spirit of God, sin is a mystery. Only true believers can see the mystery and do something about it.
Godliness: True godliness is a virtue which is indentified by the Spirit of God. In many respects it is the antithesis of sin. Godliness is a powerful driving characteristic of the Spirit of God. It is all a mystery to outsiders. That is why they think we are mad! They think godliness is doing a few good deeds so that some angry God somewhere will smile on them. Little do they know that even their good is bad, outside of the kingdom!
What is the common thread through these mysteries? They are all under attack by the devil.
Now, as we near the end of our mystery tour, the real drama ignites! (I want to spend a bit more time on this mystery of Israel’s blindness):
This mystery is a limited partial blindness with a “sell-by” time-stamp on it. Soon, the Jews will see their crucified and risen Messiah. They will come through the cross of Calvary to glory.
Romans 11:25 “I do not desire brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
There are so many glorious prophecies in the Old Covenant relating to the identity of the coming Messiah; it really is a mystery that the Jews are blind to Him. There are Old Covenant prophecies of His birth place, Bethlehem, His virgin birth, His crucifixion and manner of death, His burial and resurrection, and much more. And they remain blind!
Shockingly many deceived Bible teachers and church leaders, teach that God used the Jews to bring in Messiah and now that the Jews have rejected Him, and been blinded, that is where the story ends for them. They teach that the Jews are not the called or the chosen people anymore.
Isaiah 11:11-12 “It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left...He shall set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel...from the four corners of the earth.”
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.” This is not talking about a calling. It is a reference to the calling of God on Israel.” (Check the context)
There is coming a time, which has already started, when this mystery-blindness will disappear, like a veil blowing in the Spirit’s wind. It will happen when the full number of Gentiles has come in. (Romans 11:25)
There is another beautiful application of this verse (Romans 11:25). The fullness of the Gentiles coming in, is a reference to the rapture and the church coming into heaven.
So, Israel’s mystery blindness is about to disappear!
Beware church, when Israel gets her sight back! That will the exact time many so-called Christians will be blinded. (Romans 11:20-23)
Let me ask you this in all honesty:
If God is finished with Israel because of their hard hearts, which caused their blindness, why is He bringing them back in their blindness? The following two verses (and there are many more) clearly show God bringing the Jews back in their blindness and then opening their eyes!
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known, I will make darkness light before them and crooked places straight.”
Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”
What incredible drama!! What a wonder this all is!!
Don’t get caught on the wrong side of God when He begins eye surgery on the Jews. Don’t get caught on the wrong side when the wind of the Spirit blows the veil aside! You will regret it forever.
The coming secret mystery, which I have alluded to:
Psalm 74:9-10 “We do not see our signs. There is no longer any prophet, nor is there any among us who knows how long. O God, how long will the adversary reproach us and the enemy blaspheme Your name?
In the verse above we see the importance of prophetic insight into the timing of the coming of the Lord, Israel’s awakening and the tribulation.
This soon to be revealed secret mystery, will rock the world, but the world will not understand it for the same reason as the seven mysteries I’ve outlined above.
As said, I don’t know what it will be just yet, but I do have a sense that it will have something to do with the veil of blindness being lifted from Israel and a God-inflicted blindness coming upon certain sections of the church.
What will lift the veil of blindness upon the Jews? A wind of the Spirit will, but there will be an event to cause it.
What is it exactly that produces light and sight – for Israel?
Have a good look at the following two verses relating to Israel’s release from Egypt:
Jeremiah 32:21 “You have brought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and wonders and a strong hand and an outstretched arm, and with great terror.”
Exodus 7:3 “I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply My signs and wonders in the land of Egypt.”
Note that God hardened the heart of Pharaoh to the demand by Moses to “Let My people go.” He then relented and let them go, but later changed his mind and pursued the Israelis only to get his armies drowned in the Red Sea.
God used many signs and wonders at that time.
Today, Israel is almost ready to leave Egypt (the world) again and enter her glorious Promised Land of salvation. Interestingly the antichrist is a type of Pharaoh in this instance. He (the antichrist) will make peace with Israel, but it will be to bait them. Then he will pursue them, as they are saved en mass. He will again meet his fate!
Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth, Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen. This people I have formed for Myself; they shall declare My praise.”
Romans 10:19 “I say, ‘did Israel not know?’ First Moses said, ‘I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will anger you by a foolish nation.’”
Romans 11:11 “Have they (Jews) stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Jews.”
God would not use unbelievers to provoke His people to jealousy. Those who are not a nation would refer to the multi-racial and cultural nature of the church. The foolish nation would have to be those who are born of the Spirit of God. It would be the true, non-Babylon influenced church, including born-again Jews, now part of the church.
The enemies of God’s people:
These enemies will naturally be enemies of God’s word as well.
Psalm 12:8 “The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.”
Amazingly, many churches can’t see that the one on the cross in their stained glass windows is a Jew! They don’t see that the “Banner for the nations” (Isaiah 11:11-12) is a signpost stained with Jewish blood!
This banner for the nations is a short, encapsulated word to the nations. The banner from God speaks of His re-gathering of His people from the nations to their land ahead of their salvation. But what does the banner from the churches say? What does the banner from your church say?
The banner from the churches of replacement theology says: God has finished with the Jews; they are now just like any nation of the world.
The churches of replacement theology, in reality, also desire to “wipe Israel off the map” - their map! Their “final solution” gets rid of God’s call and plan for the Jews. According to them all the curses are now for Israel and all the blessings are for the church only!
Anti-Semitism is the most unfair, and unreasonable discrimination in the world ever. Replacement theology, although with the same goal as Hitler, has a host of Bible verses, all taken way out of context, and flying in the face of reality, is the spirit of error motivated by the spirit of Satan.
Psalm 44:13-14 “You make us (Jews) a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to those around us, you make us a swear word among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.”
Zephaniah 3:19-20 “Behold at that time (regathering) I will deal with all who afflict you...I will bring you back and gather you, for I will give you fame and praise among all the peoples of the earth.”
Zechariah 8:23 “In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, foe we have heard God is with you.’”
Take note from these verses above: Those of anti-Semitism and replacement theology say of the Jews: “reproach, a scorn, derision, a swear word and a shaking of the head.” These ignominious terms are all in one verse! But then God turns it around wonderfully to fame and praise and more!
Note well, very well, how your Bible teacher speaks of the Jews, even in little seemingly innocuous ways. They reveal his heart and his knowledge of God, his closeness to God, or his lack of it. They reveal his closeness to the spirit of Hitler, or the living God.
This is no minor issue! The Bible says: “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:24) Don’t tell me I don’t know your heart. You have revealed it yourself, by your words for all to see.
There is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile in Him. And so it will be at the end of the ages with all who are in Him united as one.
As the world steps into hell, they will finally see! All mysteries will be cleared up suddenly, but too late for them to do anything about it.
Don’t mess with your eternal future.
I took the background picture from a chopper in the Dragons Back region of the Drakensberg. I used a light-paint technique to photograph the flower and combined them.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 490: October 8th 2019
The destruction of freedom:
These are words of life!
I could sub-title this: The destruction of liberty and peace.
Freedom is not freedom if it allows itself to be destroyed, as we are seeing in the world now.
It is the gospel, exclusively which brings true freedom and liberty. And it is the message of the cross, within the gospel that does this. But biblical freedom is not the world’s freedom by any means.
Real freedom is being free from sin, self, the world and the demonic. Worldly freedom is an attempt to be free within the environment of sin with no constraints.
In this edition I will deal with freedom on a national as well as personal level. I will look at a nation under God and the great pushback by Satan, the lawless one, to destroy those advances and bring nations under Satan’s power.
Essentially, when the basic principles of the word of God are applied in a nation, that land will free and will prosper. When they are not, that land will come under all sorts of curses leading to failure.
Bear in mind that Satan is referred to as the “god of this world,” as well as the god of fallen man or the self-life dominated by the sin-nature. Man is not born free. He is born into Adam’s cursed, fallen sin-nature, with sin-laced blood in his veins. He needs the blood sacrifice of Messiah to fix him up.
The Bible calls Satan “The lawless one.” (2 Thessalonians 2:8) His definition of freedom is: “Do what you will.” The greatest deception of man is that he is a god without God. His great deception is that he is okay and he rules his universe.
►What man and his world wants is freedom with no restraint or rules. What Satan wants is freedom to rule, unhindered.
True biblical freedom comes packaged with liberty and peace. The world’s so-called freedom comes with enslavement and bondage.
The heart of man is full of evil and must be killed and born again. Today man thinks he is the centre of the universe, and he controls his destiny, and has the source of good within him, but the Bible reveals that the heart of man is desperately wicked.
Only those who are born-again are truly free, and free indeed. (John 8:36)
The failed church:
The true, solid, born again church will endure, grow brighter, and end up very successfully. A large part of the church will fall into gross error and ultimately fall away, as revealed in many Bible prophecies.
Israel will be one of the major stumbling blocks for the half-baked church. These end times will be another stumbling block. Many issues of morality will be another. Witchcraft, submission to the Jezebel spirit and other such things will be rife in the church. There is growing support amongst many churches for the erroneous philosophy of evolution.
Today there are even monkeys in some pulpits proclaiming that we come from baboons!
The churches of replacement theology, will be the new Hitler, and partner with anti-Semitism, empowered by evil forces, but extended to include the true, Bible believing church as victims.
Many churches are dying. The numbers are escalating amongst the non-Spirit filled churches. ●They die because they do not have the fullness of the Spirit to empower them. ●They die because of lack of prophetic vision and therefore drift into the already dead world. ●They die because they are subservient to the dead masses. ●They die because their spiritual diet is rotten to the core. ●They die because they love the world more than God. ●They die because they are alive to the flesh.
If you listen to someone talk of spiritual things and quickly you can tell how much time they have spent in the word. The knowledge and wisdom of God in you is impossible to counterfeit.
God’s spiritual end-time army is well equipped with knowledge of the enemy, and spiritual weapons of attack and defence. But sneaking, creeping in the backdoor are the Christians who reject the spiritual gifts. These are the ‘members’ of the army that will let it down and let the devil in. They are the church’s conscientious objectors and the traitors - when the pressure is on. (Numbers 32:6)
The shallow lives of many Christians today, are products of shallow shepherds, and preachers of polished personality; shouting shepherds like chameleons, and fed birdie nums nums like parrots.
Tragically, many teachers are leading their flock to the lord of flies, the god of this world. “Accept the Lord” they say, but it’s another Lord, another Jesus with no cross and full of worldliness.
We are to forsake the esteem of the world and its approval. We are not to compare ourselves amongst ourselves or the world. (2 Corinthians 10:12, John 12:43)
The curse of the mass-media:
The mass-media creates an apparent reality that creates a false authority. It is a lie built on illusions of its own grandeur and fallen creation. The media is no substitute for spiritual truth, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. It is a huge danger dishing up disservice from which you need spiritual protection.
Error becomes idolatry then people idolize it by eulogizing it the media. It is then virtually cast in stone, and then the masses feed on it like frenzied flies and vultures.
The problem becomes more severe when the church is involved in the error. That gives an evil, blind authority to the error. But know and understand that the church leader or teacher of error, is more accountable than the people he leads astray.
Zechariah 11:17 “Woe to the worthless shepherd, who leaves the flock! A sword shall be against his arm and against his right eye. His arm shall completely wither and his right eye shall be totally blind.”
The removal of the word of God from society with the help of the media, is the removal of that society’s conscience, true knowledge and wisdom and the replacement thereof with the world’s ways filled with sin.
The removal of God from society has one major objective and that is to legitimise and legalise sin, make it acceptable and to destroy holiness and godly virtues.
As the world pushes the limits of morality, it is in ignorance, blindly pushing God to anger.
If God created humans with a place in their hearts for Him to dwell after the new-birth, how can you find fulfilment and peace with an imposter living in your heart?
A world with no restraint gets worse and worse, not better. Only a deceived fool says that worse is better. A world with no restraint manifests the fruits of Satan - killing, stealing, destroying, lying and deceiving, in a haze of confusion.
Crowd psychology or the group speak of the media gives people affirmation. This is cultural and spiritual collective communism. It creates people subservient to the masters of the media and the master of the media’s masters.
The collective masses become a customised entity, with a stolen authority. When God is removed from society it reverts to its base level with its evil fruits.
The media must mock God, cast down His authority and delegitimize His word. They must destroy the opposition to the devil sitting on their shoulder! What they are in fact doing is destroying the very essence of true freedom, so that chaos and anarchy rule.
Destruction, war and peace:
As we race at great speed towards the close of this age, and the great judgements of God the battle is intensifying and the battle lines are drawn.
►Godly war is coming because a satanic peace treaty is coming! Godly peace is coming because satanic peace will soon be destroyed.
The soon coming peace treaty will produce “sudden destruction” (1 Thessalonians 5:3). Because this peace covenant will violate God’s eternal pre-existing covenant with Israel, great wars will result – suddenly and will occur right through the tribulation period.
Before the wrath of God destroys Satan and his armies, the wrath of Satan, the wrath of man and the wrath of nature will wield their swords of destruction.
At the same time the antichrist and his sidekick the false prophet will be trying their utmost to destroy God’s word, and its veracity.
►At the end of the day, man and his world will have to ban the Bible itself, because it is the true dragon slayer and destroyer of sin, evil and wickedness.
A dark, dark world:
We see even now great attempts by the political liberal left around the world, to create chaos and disorder. To bring down and change the eternal laws of God upon which the foundations of the nations were built.
We are witnessing nations, once under God now falling and becoming nations under Satan. We see this in many nations in Africa. We see it in Venezuela, and other South American nations. We see it in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and many others.
We are seeing a bit more than a battle-royal on the go in the US. It is nothing more than the forces of darkness trying to extinguish the light of God’s plans. It is a spiritual battle – out in the open! Rest assured Americans, God’s will, will be done.
A hardened criminal hates the cops and the law, because they get in his way. He wants freedom to continue his criminal activity. He rejoices when the law and its godly freedom is destroyed, dethroned or neutralised. That’s the same principle on the go in the wider socio-political sense.
Unredeemed man is one with Satan, fallen and full of wickedness and blinded by God as a result. Because he has been blinded, he can’t see. He thinks he is right and fine. He is even blind to the fact that he has been blinded!
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
John 9:39 “For judgement I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see and that those who see may be made blind.”
John 3:19 “Men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil”
These three verses above are a total horror and fly in the face of modern thinking.
Regular readers know well this verse dealing with the control of the antichrist:
Isaiah 10:14 “My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people...I have gathered all the earth and there was no one who moved his wing nor opened his mouth with even a peep.” (Acts 17:26)
Globalism is the desire of the devil. He will try to bring it about through massive control mechanisms. He must destroy national sovereignty and the freedoms of a nation under God. Social justice has become nothing but a slave to globalism.
Borders are a threat to world unity and so-called peace. The world wants a shared world conforming to the dictates of the ultimate dictator.
A new humanism is the world’s agenda with a common cause and goal. Global thinking in a global village is the order of the day – Satan’s day!
In pursuit of globalism, its dictators will hate all opposition to their deceived ways. Martyrdom of Christians even today, is rife and growing and will become endemic in the tribulation. But within this category are the Christian traitors, the Israel haters and the Judas sell-outs. Here they are:
Jeremiah 9:5-6 “Everyone will deceive his neighbour, and will not speak the truth. They have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord.”
When God is removed from society, there is no accountability for sin, because it is now re-defined, and is variable. What a terrible state to be in! But the big shock coming is that everyone will give an account of everything in their lives. “It is appointed unto man to die once and then judgement.”
The three pillars of a nation under God are family, state and church. All three are under the same attack! Satan’s globalism endeavour is to remove the boundaries. He is trying to remove the boundaries of what family is. He is trying to remove the boundaries of the nations (Acts 17:26) He is trying to remove the boundaries of the church with inter-faith efforts
If you could create a massive world-wide boundary-less unity, who would set the global rules and what would they be. What would be the values?
The freedom cycle:
Freedom and liberty generally operate as a cycle through time. It is well illustrated in this diagram, which I created for your benefit. The cycle begins its fateful plunge whenever a society (or individual) forsakes the principles of the word of God. A nation under God quickly becomes a nation under Satan when God is removed.
This freedom-cycle is about to become a very different picture. A true horror, because of the time period we are in. The cycle will work the same way for those saved in the tribulation period, but for all others and the nations of the world generally, this is how it will work out:
►Freedom, liberty, license, wickedness depravity, destruction, wrath, rage and hell!
What is the end goal?
Satan’s end goal in all these things is to create a new world order of massive control. He would call that world-peace.
The world would have been well indoctrinated and taken over by then. The end result would be all credit going to the antichrist (Satan) which would then produce the worship Satan desires.
That is the end goal. It is worship. But we know how this all works out don’t we?
We must resist all forms of control by illegitimate authority. If not, the devil will get in through holes in your armour. Holes in your armour catch up with you later if you don’t make them whole.
You don’t break God’s law. It breaks you. Removing it only delays the inevitable. When you rationalise your evil, you have opened the door for much worse to come in.
Darkness is destroyed by light, not political or social action. Our job is to shine and do what the Lord leads us to, but to see that we are to come out of and die to the world, and leave it to its own devices. (2 Corinthians 6:17, John 15:19, John 12:25, Revelation 22:11)
The world system and the sin-nature in man are indestructible by man’s methods.
Sin is in your genes or should we say – jeans! In fact it is in your blood. When you look into yourself inwardly and introspectively for peace and answers to problems, unless saved, you will meet the architect of peace, the grand deceiver – Satan.
Satan is enthroned on the throne of the unbeliever’s life, even though he can’t see it and won’t admit it. Satan is enthroned on a throne on top of the world!
He will always help you, just enough to bait you! God’s way is to kill you and blow up your world, then to create a new born-again you and an all new world of untold glory with Satan cast down.
Please don’t forget my verse for the year: “As you forsake the word of God, you will praise the wicked!” (Proverbs 28:4) How incredibly true that has been so far.
The real deal of all centuries was the deal Satan made with Adam and Eve. “You will be as God if you eat of the tree.” In other words, you will be free and in liberty as God is.
The coming “Deal of the Century” is the same as the deal of Adam and Eve with Satan. It will break God’s eternal covenant with Israel, Satan’s deal with Adam and Eve rocked the whole world until now. This coming peace covenant will rock the world right into great wrath and tribulation! Talk about history repeating itself!
The main reason for destruction in Noah’s day and the days of Lot was because there were only a handful of righteous people in the world and in the city. The primary reason was not sin no righteous people. Of course that is one of the major reasons for the increase in sin. But don’t lose sight of the major responsibility of the church to be holy in these days.
Proverbs 2:10-13 (Amp) “Skilful and godly wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you; to deliver you from the way of evil, and the evil man, from men who speak perverse things and are liars, men who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness.”
The Christian world view is all about restraint and the knowledge of God in the land. (Hosea 4:1-2) If Satan can destroy the righteous he can operate unrestricted. The Spirit-filled church as the restrainer, stands in his way, and guess how that’s going to work out!
True biblical freedom comes out of the mouths of those who know and understand the things of God. This is why Satan must silence their mouths! He will not succeed.
Our goal in this day is godly quality, which spreads to others. Like produces like!
Interestingly, the fall of Adam into the curse, got all of nature cursed too, but at the revealing of the saints in their new resurrected state all of nature is released from the curse into the glorious liberty (and freedom) of the children of God! (Romans 8:25)
John 8:36 “Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.”
I took this picture while sitting at a waterhole in the beautiful Etosha Game Reserve.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 489: October 1st 2019
These are words of life!
If you, believing that you are a Christian, get left behind at the rapture of the church, it means that you are not really saved. Ultimately, you will have no excuse. But all is not lost!
A professing Christian is only a true Christian if born-again of the Spirit of God. A person who claims to be a Christian because he goes to a church, sings songs, and prays, or is not a Jew or Muslim, is not a Christian. The Bile speaks in numerous places of many and few. Many who will not be saved who thought they would, and few who will be saved.
If you have any doubts about your salvation, I strongly suggest you read the verses listed under the tab “Salvation” on the right hand side of this website. Read them and do them.
In this edition I want to paint a picture of what sort of world the left behind will be left to.
You cannot make sense of what is going on in this crazy world without a thorough knowledge of God’s word, and particularly the prophetic word. Only the word of God informs you of what is really going on and why, and what you must do about it.
Immediately after the rapture, heaven will be out of your reach. There is no second rapture or second chance at being caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and no second invitation to attend the marriage feast of the Lord in heaven.
As a left behind one, you will go with the world, immediately into the tribulation period, which begins immediately and not later as some false teachers claim.
The events that will start the tribulation period:
The events of the tribulation will come about suddenly, in one day. They will begin in a moment in the twinkling of an eye!
There are a number of things that the Bible groups together. They will happen at the same time or very close to one another. They are: ●The ending of the church age or dispensation. ●The start of the seven-year tribulation period (Daniel’s 70th week). ●The rapture of the true born-again church. ●The removal of the restrainer, which is the Spirit-filled church. ●The identification of and release of the antichrist. ●The signing of a peace covenant for seven years.
These events all occur simultaneously. There is no inter-dispensation time-period.
The Old Covenant began in an instant as Moses came down from the mountain with the law cast in stone. (This was on the original day of Pentecost.) The Old Covenant ended in an instant as the Holy Spirit descended and the law was transferred from stone, to the hearts of man. This was on the day of Pentecost as the church age or dispensation began.
Likewise, the church age will end in a moment at the rapture. Then the next dispensation, the seven-year tribulation (Daniel’s 70th week) begins immediately. If not, where do those who die in the interim period go? Are they heaven bound or Millennium bound?
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 “You yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say ‘peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them as labour pains and they shall not escape.”
The term “Day of the Lord” above is a reference to the entire tribulation. There is a verse where the “Day of the Lord” is a reference to the final day of the tribulation and there is also a verse where it relates to the entire church age. You must go by context.
Here we see that the context is the tribulation period as the words “peace and safety” relate to the coming signing of the peace covenant of Daniel 9:27 at the start of the tribulation.
Note that the people crying “peace and safety” will not escape!
Interestingly the original word used in the verse above for “peace” is not the regular word. It is: Strong’s: “Peace” G1515. Meanings: National peace, or a political peace treaty.
The original word used for “sudden” is Strong’s G160 meaning: Sudden, unforeseen, or unexpected.
Note what the verse above does not say: It does not say, “When they say peace and safety then comes peace and safety for three and a half years!” It does not say, “Then comes a delay for anything up to ten years before the tribulation begins”! The coming destruction of the tribulation period will be sudden, severe and will run right through the seven year period, intensifying to a crescendo in the last half. No unsaved people will escape it!
So, if you miss the rapture, you are in for untold hell on earth. Amongst other names, the tribulation is called: The day of sorrows, the wrath of God, the indignation, the day of vengeance, and a time like never was nor ever shall be again!
It’s good to remember that God’s love includes severity and the judgment of sin and evil, to create real peace, safety, harmony, glory and all things godly good!
The God of a second chance:
So, if you are left behind at the rapture, is it all over for you? Are you hell-bound?
It most certainly is all over in terms of the destination of the true born-again church. It is all over in terms of hell on earth – the tribulation period. But no, you will still have a second chance to get and be saved in the tribulation.
You will then become what we call “the tribulation saints.” A great many people, both Jew and Gentile will be saved in the tribulation. What constitutes salvation in the tribulation will not be the same as it is now in the church age. People will be saved, but not born-again of the Spirit as we are.
The destination of those saved in the tribulation will be the new Millennium.
There will be a huge number of people who will not respond to salvation in the tribulation. They will become supernaturally motivated and driven enemies of God and His work and will end up in hell.
Here are a few phrases I’ve strung together from the Revelation to seven churches. Note again – these are messages to the churches:
“I will remove your candlestick from its place.” “I will spew you out of my mouth.” “I will cast you into great tribulation.”
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”
The judgements of the tribulation are a great horror. The judgement of the believer for reward is a great honour!
Rapture, resurrection, judgement and the display of the rewarded believer to the universe, will once and for all demonstrate the glory of God’s correctness.
A message from God to the world’s leaders:
Isaiah 14:9 Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you. All the chief ones of the earth it has raised up from their thrones, all the kings of the nations...”
Isaiah 10:13-14 “By the strength of my hand (antichrist) I have done it, and by my wisdom for I am prudent. I have removed the boundaries of the peoples and have robbed their treasuries; I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth and there was no one who moved his wing, nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”
Ezekiel 28:17-19 “Your heart (Lucifer) was lifted up because of your beauty, you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour, I cast you to the ground and laid you before kings that they might gaze at you...You have become a horror and shall be no more – forever.”
Isaiah 5:14 “My people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge; their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore Sheol (hell) has enlarged itself and opened its mouth beyond measure; their glory and multitude and pomp, and he who is jubilant shall descend into it.”
Revelation 17:13-14 “These (nations) are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast...They will make war with the Lamb...”
These verses above are indeed a horror. They speak succinctly of the socio-political world in the tribulation period. They speak of mass control in a one-world system of domination.
Be careful of Satan’s love for you! Tolerance and relevance to the world is a deadly trap. They are the danger words.
How to spot the dangerous false teachers and messages:
Deception is prevalent now, but will be far worse in the tribulation. It will have many of the same characteristics, although it will be more intense and with supernatural manifestations.
Deception always works through those with a spirit of error within them. It always works through those with pride in their hearts. There are many fruits and ways to spot it.
The big common denominators in false messages are an overt or covert anti-Israel bias. Secret Jew hatred lurks in the shadows. They will get worse and worse. They will fool many who will have “itching ears” and who are ignorant of the scriptures.
A major, most important thing to look for or to note amongst any teacher at any time is the place of the cross of Calvary, and the need to take up your own cross. The cross must always be central. Those who don’t teach the cross, very soon teach “another gospel”, full of all sorts of error!
You can make Yeshua easily acceptable to the masses – just remove the cross. You can never be at peace with the world with the cross active in your life. The cross removes Satan. Where there is no cross, Satan is there! The cross separates you from the world and makes you at peace with God.
1 Corinthians 2:12 “We have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given us by God.”
Galatians 1:6-8 “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Messiah to a different gospel...Even if we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”
Jeremiah 2:21 “I planted you a noble vine, a seed of highest quality. How then have you turned before Me into the degenerate plant of an alien vine?
Jeremiah 6:17-19 “I set watchmen over you saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’ Therefore hear, you nations and earth...Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My word, nor My law, but rejected it.”
If you or your church won’t teach eschatology, you have capitulated to the enemy, whose desire is to obscure the importance of end-time doctrine.
Israel it is your time:
Israel it is your time! Immediately after the rapture, God’s salvation will swing over to Israel! Many nations will surround you, Israel and hate you, and try to destroy you. Some nations will love you and support you.
You will be their light in the very dark tribulation world! You are about to shine like never before! Your coming light will be the light of God in you. It will bring salvation amongst the nations, before the nations meet their doom in judgement.
Have a look at the following verses. What a dramatic, incredible picture:
Acts 13:47 “I have set you (Jews) to be a light to the Gentiles that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you (Jews), and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 42:6 “I the Lord have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.”
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; the they will look upon Me whom they have pierced...”
Romans 11:12 If their (Jews) fall is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness?”
Romans 11:15 “If their (Jews) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but life from the dead.”
Ezekiel 20:41-42 “I will accept you (Jews) as a sweet smelling aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for which I lifted My hand in an oath to your fathers.”
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. Strangers (Gentiles) will be joined to them and they will cling to the house of Jacob.”
Israel’s great sign:
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
So, what is this great sign that causes the Jews to declare the glory of God to the Gentiles? This is obviously a tribulation verse, because it is the job of the church to declare the glory of God to the Jews now in the church age.
The sign to the Jews can only be the rapture of the church, leaving them, God’s chosen people behind! That will be the catalyst, the fuse, the spark that ignites salvation amongst the Jews, causing them to get saved and to be the agents of evangelism to the Gentiles!
What incredible drama!
Genesis 28:15-17 “Behold I am with you and will keep you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you. Jacob (Israel) awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it.’ And he was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’”
The verse above should silence every ant-Semite out there and every teacher of replacement theology! If you mess with or change God’s plans and order of things - you are a fool.
In the tribulation period, those left behind will become God-haters. Some will repent, but the masses will go headlong into their great eternal dilemma.
Two attitudes amongst those left behind:
Revelation 16:11 “They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores and they did not repent of their deeds.” (Verse 21 “They blasphemed God because of plague of hail.”)
Revelation 11:13 “In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell and seven thousand men were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.”
Note in the verses above that many will turn on and blaspheme God as the tribulation judgements intensify. They will not repent. Note also that some did repent and wisely gave glory to God. But anyone who thinks that this time period will be a pick nick, are greatly mistaken. Just have a look at the following two scriptures.
I can’t even image it:
Revelation 9:6 “In those days (tribulation) men will seek death and will not find it. They will desire to die, but death will flee from them.”
Revelation 6:16-17 “They said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come and who is able to stand.”
At the end of the day, God is right, pure and holy, and His people will also be right, pure and holy. It is His love that destroys and gets rid of all attacks on His ways, character and plans.
All the nations of the world will ultimately be shot down and destroyed. The world in the Millennium will be a whole new deal – totally different. There will be no United Nations! It will go up in smoke.
There is a new excitement in the spiritual air! Can you sense it? Something is happening in the spirit realm. A transition is already there!
If you are left behind at the rapture, when the shock subsides, turn your eyes upon our Lord. Turn your heart to Him. Turn your ways to Him. Stand with Him and His purposes and above all, receive His word afresh in your hearts and mind. Make it your determined effort to endure through to the end.
You will have a chance to be saved in the tribulation period, but not from the tribulation troubles. You will need great strength and courage to stand. You will not have another chance after that.
Psalm 96:9 “Oh worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him all the earth.”
I took the background picture of the thundering Augrabies Falls in flood, and superimposed the heron which I took in the Okavango, into the picture.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!