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Edition 329: September 14th 2016
The horror attack on Israel by the church:
The horror attack on Israel by the church:
In this edition, for your benefit, I want to address perhaps the most shocking, severe, intense deception, growing in leaps and bounds around the world.
Many Christians today, are doing the work of the modern Nazi’s led by the spirit of Hitler, backed by Satan. I can just see many people seething, just at that statement! If you take the trouble to read through this edition, you will see just how deadly serious and dangerous this deception is.
This is the biggest problem in the world and getting bigger. It just happens to be the biggest lie in the world. This edition is all about the most widespread and most dangerous lie in the world, which will affect more people than most can imagine, including some of you reading these words.
This edition is the result of a visit I had recently from an old friend, who once believed the opposite of what he does now, and it is shocking. It is also a result of a number of emails from some of the most dangerous Christians I have ever encountered.
This edition is also a result of a sudden, pressuring of the Lord upon me, to deal urgently with these issues, because there are some who will see the light, now at the last minute.
A Christian-caused new Holocaust is soon to occur.
The church is to be the “custodian and pillar of truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). Many churches have cast that aside and are now one with the voice of the world. Instead of the Holy Spirit leading them, they have the unholy spirits of the Nazi’s, the media and Islam leading them.
They would never agree with that, but that’s obvious because you can’t see spirits, without the right “glasses.”
When the church rubber - stamps the evil of Satan and his world – beware huge trouble will follow quickly. When the church ignores the truth and gives the world its authority, it has fallen from grace and become a counterfeit church.
Many churches today are dominated and controlled by hosts of false spirits that they can’t even see!
Isaiah 29:9-10 “They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, namely the prophets; and He has covered your heads, namely the seers.”
One of the biggest methods of attack Satan uses, especially through the media, is to obscure, take away, or attack our core Christian beliefs. It is also to cast doubt on the truth, and then change it. It always goes hand in hand with the exaltation on man’s world-made doctrines.
Great deception is the main characteristic of the age now – our Lord said it would be so, and it is. Great deception walks right in with ignorance of God’s word. That ignorance is the very license Satan sees and uses.
Why the Palestinian issue will soon become the world’s greatest drama:
The world’s biggest problem is about to blast onto the world scene due to the world’s biggest lie. Here is the great lie:
Palestinians believe that the state of Israel was created by colonial powers in 1948. They believe that it was all of the Arabs who were targeted by the Jews. The Palestinians call Israeli independence in 1948, the great “Nakba” (catastrophe) when they were driven out of “their” land by Israel. According to Palestinian sources about 750,000 were displaced or driven out of Israel.
The truth of this is that the majority left of their own accord and many stayed right where they were. It is true that some were expelled on the basis of their violence and attempts to refute the new Israeli state and interfere with the war of independence that started the day after Independence, as Israel was attacked by six invading Arab nations.
Israel, contrary to Arab beliefs, did not attack anyone the day after independence. They didn’t even have an army. It was only a rag-tag volunteer army that fought the invading Arab nations.
Did Israel have a right to expel those people? Did Israel have a right to independence? Did Israel have a right to defend herself? Whose land was it anyway? Of course Israel, backed by Gods’ covenants had and still does have every right.
The Palestinians believe that the very existence of the Jews today is an affront to their culture, religion and very identity. They believe that it is Israel who is trying to colonise them, with Western views and goals. This is why they call Israeli independence, “the great catastrophe.”
The world believes that the truth is that the “great catastrophe” was caused by Israel, which, in reality is the biggest lie in the world.
This historic lie is the seed - bed of the modern conflict.
But here is the big shocker:
Do you know that the Arab / Palestinian homeland that they want will have no Jews in it at all? They will all be expelled, killed or removed. They have said it a thousand times! – Look it up.
Why are you silent on this outrage, CNN, BBC, Sky and others? Why are you silent on this coming NAZI OUTRAGE you church ministers of deception?
Why are you silent you fool politicians of the world on this proposed great Palestinian-caused, great catastrophe aimed at eliminating the Jews? Why are you so biased, one-sided, and blind you fools of the world!
Why are you silent on this proposed Palestinian Holocaust of ethnic cleansing, you fool wolves in sheep’s clothing behind your dead pulpits of deception? Your evil theology has already made you participants!
►An outrage says Netanyahu – how right he is. Click HERE
Covenants of blessing and cursing:
●Please have a look at the top of this website under the “Teachings” tab and read “Covenants and promises.”
It is absolutely vital for your understanding of God’s will purpose and choice to know these covenants and promises. In fact I will confidently say that if you don’t, you are on the verge of being lost! You will become God’s enemy. Beware, our Lord is a lot more than a Lamb – He is the original Lion King!
Don’t think that extremely strong spiritual forces are not about to dominate this entire issue!
My poor deluded, deceived friend:
So, my friend comes to visit me. He says that he has just read a book claiming that the entire Arab / Israeli conflict is all Israel’s fault. It was Israel, who drove the Palestinians off “their” land, which they believe is not Israel’s land. It is therefore now the legitimate right of the Palestinians to come back claim and take their land back from Israel, even if by force.
My friend says that he is right and so is the idiot author of the book, because the whole world, particularly Europe, is in agreement with Palestinian grievances, rights and causes even if terror is needed.
“The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” (Psalm 14:1) All the fools of the world unite under the devils deception!
The only thing my friend is right about is that the Palestinians are supported by the whole world! But does that make them right? What if the whole world had bought into a well-constructed deception and great satanic lie from the word go?
What if the “great catastrophe” (Nakba) is actually the Palestinian attempts to defy God’s covenants and promises to Israel? (I see you haven’t read “God’s covenants and promises” yet.)
So, was Israeli independence the great catastrophe? Surprise, surprise, the cause is not Israel but the Palestinians themselves!
As an extension to this, the Palestinians believe they must rid themselves of the “colonial” forces seen in the Jews, “trying to dominate them”.
In May 1948 when Israel’s independence came into being, they invited the Palestinians to remain in their homes and become equal citizens of the new state. A great many did.
If you would like to read the real story of the Arab Israeli conflict and what really happened at independence, read “Myths and Facts” HERE
The answer my friends, is blowing in the wind! – The wind of the Spirit! It is right here in the Bible. But this is already one of the biggest issues of today. Let me tell you that it is about to get far bigger. This issue will consume the whole world, including much of the church.
So, my so-called Christian friend criticises Israel because the world does. He says Israel is the aggressor and the Palestinians have always been the innocent victims on their own land, again, because the world says that’s the truth, while it’s the biggest lie ever.
Summary of some email attacks against me recently:
Galatians 4:16 “Have I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”
A woman recently attacked me for my stand on Israel. She claims that God may have favoured Israel at some time, but because of their rebellion to Him, they have lost their covenant relationship and promises. She says that God owns the land and because He loves everyone equally, the Jews do not have a title right to a Jewish state - Israel.
But interestingly, here comes the satanic replacement. She says that the Palestinians have a right to the land because they were there first, and were kicked off their own land by Israel.
The belief that God’s eternal covenants (including the land covenant) are conditional is pure hogwash.
The Babylonian captivity, and other problems the Jews went through because of their rebellion, landed them in trouble, but the covenant was never permanently removed.
In fact, there is one huge big word everyone needs to know relating to Israel and that is “UNTIL”. Their rebellion and resulting troubles is “UNTIL” a specific time.
Romans 11:25 “I do not desire brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel UNTIL the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God (context= to Israel) are irrevocable.”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Jews) in their land and no longer (Lit=never) shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord.”
The grand error is that love includes the love of evil, or the love of Satan’s choice over Gods’. The grand error is the lie that love is all inclusive.
A major characteristic seen in those who hold to satanic errors and deceptions is their attacks on the truth bearers! But beware attackers; you just may be hit by the ricochet of your own making!
The hidden horror of replacement theology:
Replacement theology replaces Israel with the church. It must, logically get rid of God’s eternal covenants with Israel in the Bible. It must butcher the word of God. But God’s covenants with Israel include the Land Covenant.
So if you get rid of God’s covenants with Israel, you must also get rid of the Land Covenant. You can’t separate them. So now, if God is finished with Israel and the promises of the land to the Jews are also null and void, that means that the land of Israel is up for grabs.
In other words, replacement theology replaces Israel with the church and gives the land to the Palestinians! Isn’t it interesting that all churches, organisations and people of replacement theology are pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel especially as far as the land goes?
This is most important; please don’t just skimp over it.
►Replacement theology gets rid of God’s promises to Israel.
►Replacement theology therefore opens the door to Palestinian claims to the land of Israel! So, although replacement theology intends to replace Israel with the church, it facilitates handing Israel to Islam!
●If you deny God’s promises and covenants to Israel, you will accept Satan’s word. You are a devil exalter and worshipper in Jesus name! Can I make you a bit angrier? You are working with and for the still-alive spirit of Hitler and you think you are with God.
●Satan’s choice is: Esau >Ishmael >Arabs (Palestinians) >Land >Jerusalem > False salvation in Mahdi.
●God’s choice is: Isaac > Jacob > Israel > (Jews)> Land > Jerusalem > Salvation in Messiah.
The spirit of Hitler masquerades as an angel of light and love. Replacement theology is the great hatred. It is the part of the great lie! It is the roots of the coming Holocaust.
Many of you replacement ministers are too blind to see that when you sit down for tea, you sit down with the spirit of Hitler and entertain a host of demons!
Replacement theology is inextricably linked to the land of Israel, Jerusalem and the Messiah Himself. It’s all spiritually charged.
Sorry, you can’t pick and choose. You take God’s covenant word or Satan’s!
If you entertain any form of replacement theology as a believer, you are on thin ice and very soon you will be swept away by the powerful spirits of the world’s greatest deceptions and lies. You will receive the false Messiah.
The shocking spread of the world’s greatest lie by the custodians of truth – the church!
It’s normal to expect CNN, Sky, BBC and others of the mass media to spread the lies about Israel, but tragically, much of the church, (not all churches) has become the chief teacher, proponent and supporter of this great big lie.
It all starts with a departure from God’s word. Accepting the big Palestinian lie (the great Nakba) starts in the name of love. It presumes that God’s love must be all inclusive, general, broad, global, tolerant of all, and without exception.
Genesis 17:18-21 “Abraham said to God, ‘O that Ishmael might live before You!’ Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his descendant after him.”
Today more and more churches are falling silent on this issue. Many are becoming vociferous supporters of the great lie, contradicting God to His face.
Many church ministers today are teaching their flock to follow the devil.
The agenda of Islam:
Islam will be able to claim legitimacy if it can conquer the land of Israel. So what’s so special about Israel? Simply it’s because it’s the only nation in the world that God has promised to a people for their nation. Ishmael, a type of the Arabs, and therefore Islam, fought with Isaac right from the womb. Essau (also a type of the Arabs and therefore Islam) also fought with Jacob right from the start and forfeited the birthright to Jacob – Israel.
Many believe that if Israel would only capitulate to the Arabs / Palestinians there would be peace.
If Islam’s claim on the land of Israel, including the Temple Mount and Jerusalem, comes to pass they will claim that this proves the legitimacy of Islam as the only true world religion – and they have said that many times.
On their path to world domination and their claim to the land of Israel, the Arabs (Islam) spread the lie that Jews (and Christians) changed the Bible to suit themselves. They can’t or won’t accept God’s covenant promises and plan for Israel, so they change it!
This is part of the great Islamic lie – We changed the Bible to suit Israel and the Jews. Do you see it? I hope you do! This is the great lie now being perpetuated by the churches of replacement theology. It is the lie perpetuated by the mass media and the world at large – you can’t believe the Bible!
It all comes down to God’s choice or Satan’s choice.
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you.”
Loving Satan’s choice is not love, it’s actually pure hatred and is about to collide head on with the wrath of God!
***Isaiah 8:9-10 “Be shattered O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear all you from far countries; gird yourselves but be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak the word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.”
When is a person lost in false doctrine?
Many false doctrines and beliefs are not such a big deal, but some are a huge deal, charged with powerful strong demonic forces that you will never be able to deal with, unless you have the spiritual weapons and spiritual knowhow.
Some false doctrines are emerging now that will sink and swallow you. Many Christians can’t see them and have no idea.
A person who’s been a believer for a long time and never studied the Bible properly is in grave danger.
Sometimes people get very deeply into deception and can’t get out. There is a limit. Sometimes, you need to break, sever and cut all ties and contact from such a person, for you own protection. Sometimes you need to break these connections, soul ties, or simple communications with these people through spiritual warfare.
Personally, I’ve had to do it many times, and now just again in dealing with these recent attacks on me for my stand with Israel, I’ve gone into spiritual warfare to protect myself and fire back in the spirit!
Here are some pointers towards severing and cutting ties:
●A person who won’t repent when instructed to do so by superiors, because of their adherence to false doctrine is to be cut away from. Today, most of these people hate both of those words...”repent” and a “superior.”
●A person who attacks you because you point out their deception. These people have placed a satanic barrier of protection around their deception. These people are spiritually blind and can’t see the truth even though you show them. They’ll ignore your verses and cling to theirs, supporting their false doctrine. These people have no respect for authority.
●A person who has been handed over by our Lord to false and evil spirits. This applies specifically to those who hold to the rights of homosexuals. Before you send me angry emails, read Romans chapter one. If God has handed you over – you are lost.
●These people often accuse you of not being loving, because you confront their error. That is always a big warning sign! What the devil really wants is for you to love and accept his error and false doctrine! The biggest fruit of the Spirit is truth and love mixed together. In fact truth is love and love is truth! – think about it.
Be absolutely sure of one thing – people who are deeply entrenched in major false doctrines or errors will have a million other mismatches, problems and even personality disorders. It will all manifest down the line!
I count it an honour to be attacked for my stand with and for God’s word on Israel and the Jews.
The attack on Israel by the Palestinians, Islam, the mass media and the world system is all understandable and expected, but when much of the church joins those evil forces it has fallen and been delivered to the evil one!
Thankfully, in these days, there are many, hungry for the truth and willing to pay the price to find it.
Proverbs 24:11 “Deliver those who are drawn to death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.”
I took this picture out in the Namib Desert of an ancient Camel thorn tree.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 328: September 14th 2016
The incredible message of the resurrections:
The incredible message of the resurrections:
Often, great truths are hidden in plain sight! They are right before us, but we didn’t comprehend. This is the case with the various Bible resurrections. They contain so much truth and answer so many mysteries, if only we would open our spiritual eyes to see.
There have been numerous resurrections of individuals in the past, which we will look at further down. There are a number of mass-resurrections revealed in the Bible. What is not generally known or seen is what the timing of these resurrections teaches us – and it’s pretty profound!
We have a general, mass resurrection at the close of each dispensation! Did you catch that?
That alone speaks volumes. It annihilates the view and beliefs of those who reject Bible dispensations.
It confirms and proves Bible dispensations and all that goes with it. It confirms a pre-tribulation rapture!
In this edition, I will prove that the resurrections prove dispensations, which in turn prove a pre-tribulation rapture.
I encourage you to look at the other editions on this subject which you will find in the “Editions by subject” index on the right hand side and then under the “rapture” sub-heading.
The central thesis of this edition is the picture painted by the rapture / resurrection of the church, ending the church age or dispensation with a pre-tribulation rapture.
Most people are totally ignorant of all these things, because eschatology has been removed from modern churches. Eschatology (end-time teaching) rocks the boat of the world. It rocks the boat of their worldly churches. It rocks the boat of their program to make their flock happy, positive, me-now, motivated people giving money into their organisation to perpetuate their institutions and half-baked gospel.
Eschatology shakes things, and church ministers in their blind ignorance, want to keep their flock unshaken in their comfort zones. So they hold onto the things that can and will be shaken and reject the things that can’t and won’t be shaken, like the truth of God’s word inevitably coming to pass!
What the Bible says about the resurrections:
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 “If we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep (died) in Yeshua. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we, who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who are asleep (died). For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
The verses above are most important. This is the rapture of the church – those in Messiah, alive at that time. But note that there is an inclusion and exclusion of certain people as well. The dead in Messiah are included. This obviously means the faithful dead of the church age. The dead saints of the Old Covenant are not included in this resurrection. It is for the church only.
The big question is why is this resurrection exclusively for the church? Why is it that Old Covenant saints are not included?
One obvious answer is because the Old Covenant is not complete yet and many more dead of that dispensation are still to come in.
What do I mean by the Old Covenant not being complete yet? This is where the all-important prophecy of Daniels seventy weeks (of years) comes in. (Daniel 9) In a nutshell, “Seventy weeks of years are determined upon “my people” (Jews).” It is broken down further into three groups, but just two for our purpose, - sixty nine weeks and the seventieth week.
The sixty nine weeks covers the time up until the church age begins, when the Old Covenant was put on hold. As this 69 week period comes to an end, we have a gap of some 2000 years where the church age is inserted. Then the seventieth week, which is part of the sixty nine, comes into play as the full Old Covenant now comes to an end and we go into the Millennium. (See diagram above)
Okay, so we have the seventieth week or the tribulation period and its martyrs still ahead of us. Please understand that the tribulation period by character, nature and exegesis is the close of the Old Covenant.
So, let’s presume a post-tribulation rapture and resurrection of the dead. That would mean that only the church and the dead in Christ (Messiah) are raised at the end of the tribulation.
That would mean that the Jews of the tribulation are the church. That would mean that the tribulation martyrs who are of the seventieth week are the dead in Messiah! Do you see the problems we are running into? So, in fact if you believe in a post-tribulation rapture you have to get rid of the Jews and replace them with the church. The tribulation martyrs must be the dead in Messiah in a post-tribulation view.
At a post-tribulation rapture, why would only the dead in Messiah and those alive in Messiah (the church) be raptured and not the tribulation martyrs, who are of “my people” – the Jews? At the end of the tribulation, the seventieth week (Old Covenant) is complete, yet only the church and its dead are raptured? It just doesn’t make sense.
But if we place the rapture of the church and resurrection of its dead before the tribulation begins, everything fits together perfectly.
So when are the Old Covenant saints, which include the tribulation saints and martyrs resurrected?
Isaiah 26:19-21 “Your dead shall live; together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing you who dwell in the dust; for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead, Come My people, enter your chambers, and shut the door behind you; hide yourself as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation (tribulation) is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also will disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.”
This most certainly implies that the Old Covenant saints will be resurrected at the end of the tribulation, when it is “past.” This is when their dispensation comes to completion.
Revelation 20:4 “I saw thrones and they who sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. And I saw the souls of those of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Yeshua and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years.”
Here we see another verse saying that the tribulation saints are raised to go into the Millennium to rule and reign with Messiah.
Both of the verses above absolutely exclude the Old Covenant saints and the tribulation martyrs from a pre-tribulation rapture.
There is no sign of the church in this resurrection of the tribulation saints.
So, if we have the tribulation martyrs and saints raised at the end of the tribulation, which is right, how can we also have the church raised at the end of the tribulation? If that were so, it would get rid of the separate identities of the church and the tribulation martyrs and saints.
Note, as said, that the church rapture / resurrection is exclusively for the church and the “dead in Messiah”. It is exclusive, not inclusive of the tribulation saints.
The dead in Christ (Messiah) and “we who are alive” – the church are never included in or with the Old Covenant saints or martyrs. They are always a distinctly separate group.
Again, do you see the problem we run into with a post-tribulation rapture of the church?
Some believe that it is only the persecuted, and martyrs who are given the job of “ruling and reigning with Messiah”, while the others are not raised into their final status with resurrection bodies, but re-populate the earth in the Millennium, receiving their full final salvation body at the end of the Millennium. I have no problem with that. We will see!
So, now we have a rapture / resurrection for the church only, and a resurrection of the Old Covenant saints at the end of the tribulation and some at the end of the Millennium.
There is no single general resurrection of the dead, if you believe the Bible. It all occurs as the Bible says “Each in his own order.” (1 Corinthians 15:22)
The different resurrections prove dispensations:
Resurrections prove dispensations and Israel as a separate entity from the church. Non –dispensationalism must get rid of Israel as a separate entity.
Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city...”
Jeremiah 30:7 “Alas for that day is great, so that there is none like it; it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.”
The verses above make it clear that the time periods, which include the tribulation period, are exclusively for “your people” and “your holy city (Jerusalem)” – the Jews. The name Jacob (the time of Jacob’s trouble) always refers to Israel and the Jews and never the church.
The great purpose of the rapture of the church is the transition between dispensations. It is to end one and start the next .
So we see clearly that the church age comes to an end with the dead in Messiah being resurrected at the same time as the living in Messiah at the rapture.
The conclusion is obviously that there are different dispensations.
Now let’s look briefly at the non-dispensation view. This parallels with the post-tribulation rapture view and is surprisingly the majority view in the church especially the institutional and denominational churches.
If there are no distinct dispensations, there would be no need for different resurrections, (“each in their own order.”)
If there were no dispensations there would be no distinction between the church and the Old Covenant saints. That would deny and make a mockery of hundreds of verses creating a highly confused picture.
If there were no dispensations there would be no different resurrections. There is a resurrection at the end of the church age and a resurrection at the end of the tribulation. That alone proves dispensations apart from the Bible verses speaking of dispensations.
Just for review, what the Bible says differentiates and distinguishes between the Old Covenant saints and martyrs and the church saints and the dead in Messiah. The Bible clearly distinguishes between the exclusive resurrections for the church and for the Old Covenant saints and martyrs. They are clearly distinctly, different resurrections in time and purpose.
You can’t lump them all together. You can’t make them all fit into a post tribulation rapture / resurrection! That doesn’t fit or work.
The pre-tribulation rapture:
The dead in Messiah and living in Messiah will be raised at the end of their dispensation. Church members can’t be resurrected in the Old Covenant dispensation. Likewise, Old Covenant saints can’t and won’t be resurrected in the church age or dispensation.
The dispensation view with the church exclusively raptured / resurrected separately from the Old Covenant saints necessitates a pre-tribulation rapture. If not, then the living and dead of the church and the Old Covenant (including the tribulation saints and martyrs) all land up together in one giant general resurrection.
As we have seen, the Bible excludes that totally. Example- “The dead in Messiah” are singled out and raised as a separate entity.
Another mighty proof of a pre-tribulation rapture is in the fact that there is not one single bit of evidence in the Bible that the church is present on the earth during the tribulation. Perhaps one of the greatest arguments lies in the fact that the gospel is given to the church to be spread, yet in the tribulation it is ministered by Jews. Two Jewish witnesses, 144,000 Jews and angels.
There is one unique, very important event that occurs at the transition from the church age into the final seven year tribulation. This unique event is the removal of the restrainer of evil.
A powerful view of a time period where there was no restrainer is Old Covenant times. This was before the church came into being. Evil in those times was far more rampant than it is today. This is why we saw such huge demonstrative judgements upon the world in those days.
It’s also the reason why things will be just the same in the tribulation period.
The removal of the restrainer:
2 Thessalonians 2:7 “The mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains, will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one (antichrist) will be revealed...”
There is a key right here in identifying this restrainer. It is in the use of the words “He”. Note that they are capitalised. Some Bibles do not use capitals, but it’s there in the original. This “He” is the way you refer to the Holy Spirit and not other candidates like the archangel Michael.
The removal of this restrainer or “He” is not the Holy Spirit alone. It is the “container” of the Holy Spirit in the church age – true believers. The Holy Spirit will still be here, He is omnipresent, but His operations revert to the way they were in Old Covenant times, as the Old Covenant comes to its seven-year end.
So, we can say that the restrainer is the true church indwelt by the Holy Spirit, but leaving a restricted operation of the Holy Spirit in the tribulation period.
When is the restrainer taken away?
The restrainer is removed at the unveiling of the antichrist and rapture of the church. So if we have a post tribulation rapture, that would mean He would be removed at the end of the tribulation to un-restrain evil as we go into the Millennium. That is absolutely wrong!
He can and will only be removed at the start of the tribulation.
The big question is this: If the job of the restrainer is to restrain evil, is He at work now in the church age? If he is, we would have a cap on wickedness and evil at least to some degree now.
You may say that the world is so full of evil; the restrainer is not at work. You could not be more wrong.
The world has become wicked, evil and corrupt, but let me tell you that it’s all a Mickey Mouse party compared to what’s coming!
People see a big earthquake or Tsunami kill 200,000 people and the world is shocked – “Yes the end is nigh” they say! – Hogwash!
Of course there is a truth in the fact that there is an identifiable worsening trend in these things, but if you know your Bible, the tribulation period is a time far worse than anyone could imagine, with around some four billion people being killed in the worst ever judgements of supernatural origin, upheavals of nature and multiple wraths all on the go together.
Do you know, Americans that your history of being a spiritual beacon, and a light to the world, has been the very reason for your survival in blessing? If you, true believers, were suddenly removed, your nation would descend into unimaginable evil in five seconds!
No my friends, the restrainer is very much at work today! (2 Thessalonians 2:7)
According to scripture, the removal of the restrainer occurs at the same time as the signing of the Daniel 9:27 peace treaty, the revealing of the antichrist and rapture of the church, and the closing of the church age before the tribulation.
I’ve mentioned this many times, but it should be repeated. The “great apostasy” or falling away of the church is often cited as a reason that the rapture will not take place until this falling away is complete at the end of the tribulation. (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
If we insert the alternative interpretation of the original words for “falling away,” the picture is changed completely. The original words used can be interpreted as “falling away” or “the departure”. It is the context that gives us the right one.
The correct usage should be “the departure”. Now let’s write the verses correctly: 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “That Day (entire tribulation) will not come unless the departure (of the church) comes first and the man of sin is revealed...”
Do you see how that now all adds up?
Most people can’t imagine a resurrection or rapture, so they dismiss it. Most people don’t know that there have already been many resurrections in the past. Most of these people were raised from the dead but not to their full eternal resurrection as they died naturally later on, except for our Lord. Here they are:
●Elijah raised the son of Zarephath’s widow. (1Kings 17:17-24
●A dead man rose as his body touched the bones of Elisha. (1 Kings 13:21)
●Elisha raised the son of the Shunamite woman. (2Kings 4:35)
●Yeshua raises a widow’s son at Nain. (Luke 7:13-15)
●Yeshua raises the daughter of Jairus. (Matthew 9:25)
●Yeshua raised Lazarus from the dead. (John 11:43-44)
●Yeshua Himself was raised from the dead. (Matthew 28:5-7)
●Peter raises Tabitha from the dead. (Acts 9:36-42)
●Paul raises Eutychus from the dead. (Acts 20:9-12)
●Paul was raised from the dead. (Acts 14:19-20)
●Many came out of their graves following our Lord’s resurrection. (Matthew 27:52-53)
Post tribulation rapture belief has serious consequences. You must become a butcher of the word and cut it up so that it simply doesn’t make sense. You must ignore major Bible verses and truths. Adherents to the view are consistent in the things that they must look for. They must watch for the antichrist and all things related. They must find a substitute for the restrainer.
Acts 24:15 “I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.”
I took this picture from a chopper flying over the entrance to the Mnweni Cutback in the Drakensberg Mountains, early in a misty morning.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 327: August 31st 2016
The media and the end times:
The media and the end times:
The battle is intensifying. It’s a battle for the minds, souls and hearts of the masses. Satan knows his time is short (Revelation 12:12). Satan does not want people to know of his existence and operation. As believers, you have authority over his devices. The great tragedy is that many people will be defeated by a defeated foe!
Our Lord warned five times in the discourse on the Mount of Olives against arising end-time deception. It is one of the major signs of the times.
My friends, all the prophesied end-time events will not just suddenly happen in the tribulation. They are starting up now. We are and will see waves of labour pains, and a world getting worse, not better.
The mass-media have a major role to play, much more important than most people can even imagine.
There was a time not too long ago, when the media was a lot less dangerous than they are today. So what happened? It was when Clarke Gable said “damn” in Gone with the wind. It was when the media led by their god, Satan, removed the truth of the Bible and its virtues from society.
This led to the gradual frog in the hot- water syndrome, and the removal of biblical virtues, values and morality.
The media elevated themselves to the position of god of truth. But they had no idea what they were doing.
The god of the world is the god of misinformation, error, lies and deception – in the name of truth!
Who and what is the mass-media?
In this edition, I’m using the definition in a wider sense. It’s basically any source of regular information. It is that which the masses see, watch, hear and receive from. It also includes the world of entertainment, movies, TV, social media, advertising and all information channels outside of the gospel.
The mass-media is a well organised pyramid-type structure. At the bottom are the reporters, the news anchors and presenters. They are subservient to the media-management and bosses, where policy is set and made. They in turn are normally also in submission to market-listed conglomerates.
All of them, in blind ignorance, are in direct submission to their big all-powerful boss, Satan himself and his host of principalities, powers and demons.
Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), but he is also the world power. (komokratos). He is also the “hoopokrite” – the original hypocrite masquerading behind good and evil masks.
If you reject the ways of God, a spiritual replacement takes place. Instead of truth, error moves in masquerading as truth and you won’t see it or know it.
The world’s mass-media are the prime tools of massive errors and deception.
The fall of the big media boss:
Truth is not a democracy. You can’t vote on it or decide which bits you’ll have and which bit’s you’ll reject. Because the world thinks this and it’s the majority consensus, means nothing at all – absolutely nothing. Truth stands supreme.
Isaiah 14:13 “You (Lucifer) have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (hell).”
The verse above is about the original fall of Lucifer before he even became Satan. Then in the Garden, we see Satan doing exactly the same thing with Adam and Eve. He said to them that they would be exalted just like God Himself. (Genesis 3:5)
●Satan, in his pride, said to Eve that she would be wise if she swallowed his advice.
●Satan said to Eve that her eyes would be opened if she obeyed him.
●Satan said to Eve that she will not surely die, for rejecting God’s word and choosing his! Talk about a big oops!
Genesis 3:4-5 “The serpent (Satan) said to the woman (Eve), You will not surely die, for God knows that in the day you eat of the fruit, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Today this is the exact pattern within the mass media. Nothing has changed! They reject the word of God; exalt their own above God, thinking that they can see.
Mass media, you have “exalted” yourselves into hell! Prepare to meet your god right there!
You can’t please God by doing what He has rejected and by building what He has broken down. (Babel).
The media is again facilitating and “sponsoring” the building of a new world with all religions except true cross-founded Christianity.
My friends, it won’t be long before the internet has been surrendered and fed on a plate to the globalist elite and their agenda. This may only fully materialise in the tribulation period, but it is already heading that way. Obama is the prime devil-puppet trying to get this done. (Look it up – it’s happening now!)
The media’s hatred for the cross of Messiah:
Here’s the picture: Our Lord and Messiah is up there dying on a cross. His blood is dripping. The people around Him shout, “Come down from that cross and save yourself.” (Mark 15:30). They’ve got a better idea – no cross, no shed blood! “Let His blood be upon us and our children and children’s children” they shouted. (Matthew 27:25)
So, they saw His blood being spilt, but they rejected it all. Now His blood, instead of being in them, by faith, is upon them in judgement. And who was responsible? It was the voice of the masses!
If you obey the masses and reject the shed blood of Messiah, He comes down from the cross for you, and now you have to be saved without blood which of course, must now be by works. His blood is now upon you, on the outside, where it just dries up, instead of living in you and saving you.
The main thing of the media is not to destroy Christianity, but to destroy the cross from Christianity. The work of the cross is unique; it separates and makes holy. Without it, apart from not being saved, no one is holy, not in the slightest. “Without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)
What the media hates is the values, virtues and morality of true cross-bearing Christians. The media will champion cross-less Christianity, in unity with other world religions, obviously also cross-less.
The work of the media is to acclimatise you to the godless, unholy, cross-less world and its god.
There is a scarlet vein with the pure blood of the Lamb flowing in all true believers and bringing them into a powerful holy unity which is totally different, separated and above all that is cross-less.
At Babel, Satan again came up with a plan for world peace by creating world unity, including a world inter-faith system, in rebellion to God’s will. We know how that ended!
Few people know that the full name of Barabbas was Jesus Barabbas and that Barabbas means “Son of his father.” So the name is Jesus, son of his father.” (The King James Version leaves the full name out, but it is in the original manuscripts – look it up,)
John 18:40 “They all cried out, ‘give us Barabbas.”
Jesus the son of his father had no cross and therefore no resurrection. Jesus the Son of His Father went through the cross to resurrection.
Who was the father of Jesus Barabbas? He was a robber and murderer, and so was his father, Satan. Barabbas represents the world without the cross, full of sin – the exact, exalted way of the media!
Here are the tragic, gravity filled, unwritten ways and claims of the mass media:
“Come down from the cross and save yourself”. “Give us the thief and murderer, Barabbas”. “You will not surely die and you will become wise and become like God.” “You can build a tower and bridge to God.”
Today, so many churches are serving Satan through the ways of the mass media, without even knowing it, led by Reverend Dunghead.
The media that we see, hear and read are blind puppets. They have no authority and no opinions, although the public thinks the opposite. They are the puppets of their media-empire bosses and they are puppets of the big world-order financiers. They are puppets of their boss – Satan.
All of these puppets in a row – right through to the big boss, Satan, are all about one single thing, and that is control. Their end objective is to control you and deliver you on a platter to Satan’s kingdom.
1 Corinthians 3:18-20 “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age (Lit=of this age), let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, ‘He catches the wise in their own craftiness. The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise are futile.’
The agenda of the media:
The great agenda of the world and its voice, the mass media, is world peace. They’re not trying to destroy the world. They’re not trying to bring war to the world through their two-state solution for Israel. They’re not trying to create enmity with Christians through their promotion of homosexuality. They’re trying to bring world religions together in unity.
The agenda of the media is not to inform you, but to misinform you. It’s not to give you information to make you truly wise and better, it’s to re-inform you and “package” you into a submissive fool. It’s to strip away any Christian virtues, values or principles that you have upheld. It is to de-Christianise you and Satanise you!
The media uses many subtle, subliminal methods that you would never even be aware of. In many cases the media puppets that deliver the message are not even aware themselves that they are simply tools of the devil.
In all these things and more, they’re trying to create a universal human being, tolerant of all things, leading to their ultimate goal of world peace. If only everyone would agree with their agenda, they think there would be world peace.
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the word praise the wicked, but such as keep the law (word) contend with them.”
They think they can create world-peace without world-holiness! You see, when you remove God’s word, you can deem anything to be “holy” or okay, because it’s what you believe and you have an elevated human right to that.
My friends, it is exclusively the cross and shed blood of our Messiah that produces resurrection, and resurrection is supernatural, miraculous, on the far side of the cross, empowered by the Spirit of the living God. Only this resurrection produces purity and holiness!
In resurrection there is a pure holiness, separated from all that is unholy. Have you ever wondered why our great Messiah appeared to and dealt only with true believers after the resurrection and before the ascension?
Here’s the very funny thing: I can see into the future! Yes I can. I can see the end result of the media’s great agenda and how successful it will be. Here it is: 1Thessalonians 5:3-4 “When they (the world) say ‘peace and safety,’ then sudden destruction comes upon them...and they shall not escape.”
That’s the Babel story, isn’t it, all over again?
The world and its mass-media voice will again soon, throw a big celebratory party. They will yell with joy as Israel signs a peace treaty with many nations, revealing a new superman, superstar world – leader – the antichrist. They will scream “peace and safety” from the roof tops to the whole world.
World destruction will follow, not peace. What a shock for them. They will yell “peace, peace” when the two-state solution comes about. But great world war will be the result. (Joel 3:2)
So why do I think this is all so funny? Well, it’s tragically funny. The reason is because their future is spelt out right here in God’s media (His word), and yet they choose the world’s media instead. That’s got to be funny. But Satan said they would be wise, just like God!! They fell for the lie, because they rejected the truth!
And if you think I’m being insensitive, here is what God thinks:
Psalm 37:12-13 “The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth against him. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming.”
Psalm 2:2-4 “The kings of the earth and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and His anointed, saying ‘let us break their bonds in pieces (divide them).’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh and He shall scoff at them.”
The agenda of the media is just the same as the agenda of Satan and the course of this, his world. (Ephesians 2:2).
Fake news sites and the gullible:
Today the mass media includes social media. This has become a playground of Satan and a real battleground for true believers. Social media has become a haven for Jezebels, false prophets and pure plain ignorance.
Of course the internet is by far the best method of spreading the gospel as well, so we can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. But we need to be more and more discerning in these times.
Lately, a huge amount of fake news websites have appeared all over the net. These swine-sites have only one purpose, which is to hoodwink and deceive people. They thrive on spreading false information about all things Christian or religious.
People blindly buy into the lies and spread them further, without checking.
Of course we can say that people should not be gullible to start with and that is true, but beware those who capitalise on gullibility!
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed be he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God. Bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of our Messiah.”
You can find a list of the ever increasing fake news, lying swine websites right HERE
Don’t try to reform the media, its impossible – avoid it.
The mass media is all about control. The word “journalist” comes from the root word meaning to “inform.” That’s just fine when that’s all you encounter in the media. But because the god of camouflage is in their hearts, they operate by editing in what suits them and editing out what doesn’t suite them.
This way, they actually get to control their audience through pure manipulation of the facts.
The following verses apply perfectly to the mass media, but also a lot more widely. They speak of the impossibility of hearing, seeing, understanding and knowing God’s word, will and way outside of the kingdom of God:
In numerous “strange” verses God says: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” This implies that many with ears can’t hear God.
John 8:43-47 “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desire of your father you want to do.”
John 8:47 “He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
Luke 11:34 “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light, but when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not really darkness.”
Daniel 12:4 “Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase”. Verse 10 - “Many shall be purified and made white, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand.”
Why the media will lead you to hell:
Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”
The media wants you to be like them. They want you to be in agreement with them. They want you! But they are your biggest enemies. Make the right decision!
Understand that when people see that you are not with them or in their camp they hate you.
One thing you can’t do is hold a potato in your hand and call it a tomato. It is one or the other. You can’t hang on to the ways of the world and its voice, the media and the pure truth of the word of God for very long. One will have to give in.
World unity, world peace and a world religion all sounds good. That is the way to hell.
The majority of people in the world are utterly and totally defenceless against Satan in the mass- media. This is simply because they don’t know it. They can’t see it and don’t believe it. Even as a believer, if you do not have the knowledge of God and the blood of the Lamb shed abroad in your hearts and the gifts of the Spirit at work, you can’t see clearly the difference between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world.
They remove the truth and come against it.
But more than just remove the truth, they have popularised error and made it acceptable and right in their eyes...all in the name of human rights.
Don’t think that Satan is scared of the word “Christian”. Christian media is one of his prime targets. He has infiltrated every field of the media, so we need to be discerning in this regard.
The Spirit of God is also at work in the Christian media. There are many that are producing great material and spreading the gospel far and wide.
In fact if you look at the little visitor map on this website alone, note that The Prophetic Scroll is represented in every nation of the world. The only blank spots are where there are no people.
Many churches and para-church organisations are using all forms of media to get the message out.
John 16:1 “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.”
Be truly wise – know God’s word and be discerning.
The media is rooted in deception, error and all that is counterfeit. It operates in its supposedly wise opinion, while we operate in Spirit-led revelation and information.
My friends please don’t underestimate the battle that is on the go in the spirit realm for your soul. But also bear in mind that Satan is a defeated foe. That means the media is already finished. It is defeated, it will not endure.
We have the most wonderful, glorious, majestic future ahead of us – it’s not far off. Do you see it and hear it coming?
It’s flower season in Namaqualand. I took this picture a few seasons ago in this wild wonderland!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 326: August 24th 2016
The modern betrayers:
The modern betrayers:
Who will be the modern betrayers of our Lord? Who fits the “Judas” bill? Will you be one of them?
This edition is about the heart and soul of betrayal and why it’s so dangerous, specifically in these prophetic days. This is about those who are and will betray our Lord when the pressure is on, but it’s also about those who will betray fellow believers and turn on them. It’s also about those who will betray Israel.
This edition is about the root causes and how you can be safe and free from falling for this terrible reality with eternal consequences.
Betrayal is a terrible thing for the betrayer. It often leads to depression and suicide. It gets many people twisted and bent out of shape to the degree that they can’t even see or be objective anymore. It sometimes even leads to murder. It alienates, causes division and destroys trust.
Within the kingdom of God, it’s even more intense.
Sometimes people betray other people without really thinking things through, and just blunder selfishly into it. But many times it’s a deliberate, wilful, calculated, intentional thing, which is the subject of this edition.
A horror warning:
While sitting on the side of the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to our Lord privately and asked Him what would be the signs of His coming.
Matthew 24:10-11 “Many will be offended, will betray one another and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will arise and deceive many.”
This is one of the specific signs of the times and its backed up and added to in many other verses in the Bible.
Note that the cause is people getting offended. The verse implies that they are offended because others won’t join or support them in their deception.
In one single most powerful verse, here is the answer:
Psalm 119: 165 “Great peace have those that love Your word and nothing causes them to be offended.”
Betrayal almost always goes hand in hand with deception. Do we have deceivers out there today? You would be surprised how many people operate in deception, including big business, commerce and industry.
Spotting the betrayer:
Jeremiah 12:6 “Even your brothers, the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes they have called a multitude after you. Do not believe them, even though they speak smooth words to you.”
People often soft-soap you with sweet talk, praise and fake flattery, but their ulterior motive is to bring you into agreement with them and their legalistic view. When they discover that you can see through their motives, or won’t join their party, they turn on you and kill you. Not with a bullet, but with their words.
I can’t tell you how many times that’s happened to me right here in this publication.
Many people elevate their beliefs to a position of idolatry and when you confront their idols, just like Satan himself, they freak out and attack you.
But when does a false belief lead to problems? It’s always when it’s mixed with legalism.
Religion is the counterfeit of relationship. Religion is based on law and works, while relationship with our Lord is based on faith and grace. But humanistic religion, law and works have within them a powerful satanic force –it’s the force of legalism.
This is why religion is always on a collision course with living relationship. This is why those of, in and under the power of religion hate true believers. There’s a spiritual clash at the foundational level.
Satan wants you. But he also wants you to be like him. Religion is one of his most powerful tools.
When you have a religious belief, you want others to be like you. You don’t like it when people reject your belief, laws or works. The most powerful example of this is in the story of the Pharisees saying that they wanted to kill our Lord because he broke their Sabbath law. (John 5:18)
Do you see the powerful message here? The Pharisees wanted our Lord to obey their laws their way. They wanted to bring Him under their control. They wanted to bring our Lord under and into their religious deception. As soon as they saw that they could not, they wanted to kill Him.
Note in this story that before the confrontation, they greeted Him with nice friendly, sweet-talk – hidden lies! They will praise you until you see through them, then they turn on you.
But the shock for these types is that they are the ones who are cursed. (Galatians 3:10) Their works are as witchcraft. (1 Samuel 15:23)
My job is to present the truth. It’s not to make you, or force you to believe it.
Today we are in a world which has highly esteemed the variable values of the god of this world, Satan. There is no such thing as absolutes anymore. Truth has been effectively “cast down in the street” (Isaiah 59:14), except for a small group within the church who are surrendered to our Lord first and foremostly.
Here’s the tragic story: If you cast down the truth, the truth will still stand, but you won’t. As you cast down the truth, you are casting yourself under God’s judgement and into Satan’s hands.
Romans 1:18 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness of men, who suppress (Lit=hinder) the truth in unrighteousness.”
The rest of the above verses go on to condemn homosexuality and other sinful lifestyles in the most severe way possible. These people are told three times in the chapter that they have been “handed over.” Let me tell you that if God has handed you over, even heaven won’t help you! You are lost!
One of the most powerful and important verses in the Bible is Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the word, praise the wicked.”
Today we are in a wicked-praising world and when you won’t join them they hate you. – Many Christians too!
There is a very powerful, counterfeit, evil spirit that operates in these people. When the pressure is on they will not accommodate truth loving believers. They will hate them and betray them if they can.
It’s like the toothpaste tube law...when you squeeze it, what’s inside comes out!
These people say they are loving and tolerant. They are liars. They are only tolerant of what suits them. They do not tolerate a Christian standing for his rights to the truth. They are intolerant, blinded, deceived liars – doomed.
On one hand this is quite funny, especially if you have a dumb sense of humour like me, but on the other hand it’s a deep, shocking, eternal tragedy. Imagine spending half your life defending, believing and pushing for a gross biblical error, and for the rest of eternity seeing how wrong you are!
Human rights versus God’s rights:
Do you know what the big problem is with human rights? It is actually Satan’s rights. You see, unsaved humans have the still-cursed, unredeemed blood of Adam infused with Satan flowing in their bodies.
Of course there is nothing wrong with basic human rights, but when you remove the truth from the arena of life, Satan manifests and his rights come into play and take precedent, and it all becomes charged with evil.
One thing the world is finding out the hard way, fast, is that man can’t save himself. Things are getting progressively worse while man tries to build world peace. Man is essentially helpless, at Satan’s disposal and hand.
The problem is that modern man is trying to build world peace with his co-worker Satan, whom he can’t even see.
Many churches today are no different to the world. They have no godly power. Because they are world-focused, their power is the “kosmokratos” or world -power of Satan.
But the churches that are on the right track have God’s power working in them. They are getting better, stronger, and richer in relationship with our Lord. They are full of purpose, meaning, hope, confidence, strength, and victory.
Some organisations, churches and individuals operate by presenting what appears to be truth. You can always tell which ones are safe and which are not. Look at the fruits of the truth they present and most importantly, their own fruits, seen in how they present their beliefs.
Wherever you encounter a legalistic, judgemental presentation – run away from them!
Some to be avoided because of their legalistic, judgemental operations are: The Hebrew Roots Movement, Sacred Name Movement and some sections within the Messianic Movement. They have the characteristics of witchcraft which is legalism, pride and hatred for those who won’t join them.
The greatest enemy we, and Israel, have, is not really ISIS, Obama, the Palestinians and others. It is as always, Satan himself. But have you considered that Satan is the world champion in oratory. He is more skilled in presenting his message than any human ever.
He is wiser than many. He knows the Bible backwards. He knows how to appear as an angel of light and how to camouflage and disguise his very existence. He knows how to counterfeit truth and present it with just enough poison to kill.
But how does Satan do this? Satan uses the things which the world has surrendered to, idolised and exalted. He uses the world’s mass media, the voice of the world system and its related off-shoots like the entertainment world.
In just a hundred years or less, Satan has totally re-characterised modern man, using the frog in hot water principle and the world has bought it all. So too have many Christians who compare themselves with the world instead of the word.
Just yesterday I heard the Canadian Prime Minister say that he was now going to introduce a new free sex policy for the country, in which it would be legal for anyone to have sex with anyone they wanted, anywhere at any time. Funny thing is, it went down as no big deal, with no protests.
But guess who would have been attacked if they complained?
Being properly equipped:
The ten virgin’s parable of Matthew 25 is not five believers and five unbelievers. All ten are believers (virgins). Five run out of oil, which is always a type of the Holy Spirit. This is a clear reference to those outside of the baptism of the Spirit. They are not able to endure.
Those outside of the full baptism of the Spirit always come up short in terms of the gifts of the Spirit. All of the gifts are more needed now than ever before. The revelatory gifts are most important. This is why people without them can never properly and clearly distinguish between many things of the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world.
They are unprepared to deal with the devil. They are always behind the curve, and ill-equipped to see into the future.
I know a woman who has been a non-Spirit-filled believer for many years. She married an unbeliever thinking that she would bring him to the Lord. Because of her shallow, half blind, powerless position, the verse “don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers” meant nothing.
She turned with a vengeance on those who warned her and criticised her. Of course God’s word endured but her marriage didn’t, and he is still unsaved.
The Bible describes these people without endurance. “When alone they go to their own company” (Acts 4:23). When the pressure is on, they retreat to the fellowship of the world. When the pressure is on, and they’re out of the sight of believers, their weakness becomes evident.
Have you considered the future of the five foolish virgins? Running out of oil is a minor thing compared to the big message. They were shut out of the kingdom. The door was closed with them on the outside.
Don’t gamble with your eternal future!
The betrayers are:
●Those who are under the law, or who operate using legalism to manipulate others: These are the ones who set out to kill our Lord because He didn’t do what they wanted.
●Those who are a law unto themselves, or have elevated their interpretation of their laws and doctrine will come against those who resist them.
●Those who have been handed over by our Lord to demonic forces: Romans chapter one condemns homosexuality three times, saying that they have been “handed over.” Because this is such a characteristic of the modern world, be sure it will cause the betrayal of Christians who heed God’s word.
●Those who are ignorant of the Bible and its primary doctrines: This is not such a problem for new believers, but those who have been believers for a fair time and have never bothered to study the word, will potentially become betrayers of those who have warned them for ages.
●Those who do not know the ways and works of the Holy Spirit: Again, this is a foundational requirement and if neglected, will open you up to attack and turn you into a betrayer when pressurised to move forward with our Lord.
●Those with a grudge to bear and who can’t forgive others: The Bible warns against letting a “root of bitterness spring up and defile many” (Hebrews 12:15). People who are bitter and twisted can’t be trusted. There is always trouble brewing in and about them.
●Those who have opened themselves to direct satanic activity or involvement, even if it’s in their past: In most cases this leaves an evil seed or root within them, which often comes to life further down the line.
●Those who are of, or support the interfaith movement: They have a solid belief in the inherent goodness of man, believing that they can bring about world peace. No they can’t, just as they couldn’t at Babel. But these people will turn against those who come against them.
The modern betrayers of Israel:
The modern betrayers of Israel are actually betrayers of God’s word and our Lord Himself.
Jeremiah 3:20 “Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, says the Lord.”
Tragically, church history shows that many churches, starting with the Catholics, and running right through to Calvin and the reformers, have taken this verse above and developed the horrific doctrine of replacement theology to undermine Israel as a result.
They claim that God has finished with Israel and “divorced” her because of Israel’s “treacherous” unbelief.
The verse above is a tragedy, but is not the end of the story. God will again “choose Israel”, forgive and save her.
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and will still chose Israel, and set them in their own land...”
Do you know that once a person has served his jail time he is free? Israel has served nearly 2000 years of “jail time” and is now on the very verge of true freedom. Don’t dare stand in her way, or continue to betray her!
Nearly 2000 years of anti-Semitism and replacement theology are now coming to a grand conclusion. As Israel’s “prison doors” are swinging open there stands many foolish Christians and satanically inspired churches just waiting to throw her back in jail! It will all culminate in Israel coming into severe troubles, then to salvation, and these churches being cut off by God.
Isn’t that amazing? The betrayers will themselves be rejected and cast out while the subject of their betrayal, Israel will be saved.
These churches of replacement theology should all change their names to “The Judas Church”!
Will you be a modern betrayer?
This is a very sobering question. We all have within us the propensity to fall. We all need to be upheld and kept on course by the Spirit of God. “But for the grace of God, there goes me.”
Within all of us believers there’s an ongoing battle in the spiritual realm for our souls. There is an ongoing battle between the sin-diseased blood of Adam and the redeemed purified “blood” of the new birth.
Satan is contending for us. Angles and demons are all about. But Satan is a defeated foe already. We simply have to enforce that. Imagine getting to the end of your life and discovering that you were defeated by a defeated foe!
There is one very powerful way to prevent yourself from betraying our Lord, His word, His people and Israel...and that’s to die. Die on your cross. Apply His cross, and take up your own cross daily. Apply that principle of death and resurrection to every area of your life.
A unique time:
Encroaching, living darkness wants you. You must decide to be different, to be a living active child of the living God, unmovable and unshakable.
Let your face be set, your goal determined in deep commitment. You may become unpopular with a world charging down the wrong road – but that’s just fine.
As a radical Christian you’ll be hated by the modern professing, lukewarm church, but that’s just fine.
Teaching on its own will not sustain you. This is why many people can be well-taught biblically, and still be defeated. It’s also the cause of backsliding. To be secure and able to endure, you need to be well-taught and have a soft, broken and surrendered heart before our great King and Messiah.
If the church that you are in is feeding you poison, or you are spiritually malnourished, you need to change it or get out. But be careful; don’t ever leave a church because you have a submission problem.
Many people with no church identity or affiliation are eternal rebels with a pride problem. But, on the other hand, due to the state of the modern church today, there are many churches that you want to have nothing to do with at all.
You should always seek to be at least identified in some way with a few believers. It does not always have to be an organised institutional church.
In these days betrayal will be a very real thing. Even family members will turn on each other. The family of believers will see an increase in betrayal.
One thing you must not do is succumb to the pressure of the betrayer. Don’t become a “yes-man”, stand your ground and use your spiritual gifts to defend and attack. Attack with spiritual weapons, that is. Always remember that God says, “Vengeance in mine, I will repay.”
These end-times, including the forerunner period, are going to produce so much turmoil, and drama, but be aware that it’s all a very, very short period of time, compared to eternity, which is just around the corner.
Don’t succumb to the pressures, they will make you strong!
I took this elephant close up out in the African bush, broke up the image with some filters and merged the moth, also with some added effects into the overall picture.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 325: August 17th 2016
The Miracle of the Rapture:
The Miracle of the Rapture:
Most people who reject the rapture are so earthly minded that they are totally blind (and useless)!
The rapture will be the biggest miracle ever not-seen. It will be the biggest, supernatural miracle ever. But you see, most people don’t believe in miracles. They are bound up in the natural world with natural, physical explanations for everything. Apart from being such boring people, they all have a real nasty shock coming!
“Yeah, I’ll believe it when I see it”, they say. Well here’s the double shock: “You won’t see it”. It will happen in an “atomo” (atomic division of a second!) or “twinkling of an eye.” Secondly, even if you did see it, you won’t believe! (Luke 16:31.)
Regret is a terrible thing, because it means that which you regret, may have had the opposite result. You wish that you could turn the clock back!
Most people live for the present. “Me now” is their unsaid motto! They are self-made people with eyes for all things material.
Do you have a hope in Messiah in this worldly kingdom? – You miserable, pitiable idiot!
1 Corinthians 15:19 “If in this life only, we have hope in our Messiah, we are of all men most pitiable. (Lit=miserable).”
The miracle of the rapture also entails a miraculous future universe. It will have no curse, and will be perfect. The abode of the raptured saints is heaven, New Jerusalem, a renewed earth and the whole universe.
Rightly dividing the word of truth:
2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourselves approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Incorrectly dividing the word of truth, as you can imagine, produces all sorts of doctrinal conflicts that work out as conflicts in reality.
Perhaps the most important (and resisted) doctrinal division is between those who believe in dispensations and those who reject them. What applies to the Jews, and what to the church, and when, is most important.
You must decide whether Daniel’s seventieth week is “determined upon My people” – the Jews or the church. (Daniel 9:24). You must decide whether the “time of Jacob’s trouble” is for Israel or the church. (Jeremiah 30:7). You must decide whether the tribulation saints, those saved in the tribulation, are the church or not. (Revelation 7:14).
Those three alone speak of the reality of dispensations. The church is not in view in those verses at all. They are clearly for Israel and the Jews – and I mean clearly!
They clearly distinguish between what is for the Jews and not for the church. You can’t say that the church is part of the seventieth week of Daniel. You can’t say that the time of Jacob’s trouble is for the church. If you do you are contradicting God to His face.
So now, here is the big issue: If you agree with God that “My people” of Daniels’ seventieth week is the Jews and if you agree with God that the time of Jacob’s trouble is for Jacob and His offspring, the Jews, then how can you say that the church will be the object of God’s wrath, Satan’s wrath, and man’s wrath throughout the tribulation?
In other words, how can you believe in a post-tribulation rapture? If you believe in a post -tribulation rapture and agree with God that tribulation is for the Jews, you need to make an appointment with your local shrink.
But here’s an even more scary thought: If you believe in a post-tribulation rapture, you do believe that there is no distinction between the church and Israel. In other words, you are of replacement theology!
You may protest that statement, but if you honestly think it through, it is so.
The post-tribber has many dilemmas with dividing the scriptures rightly, especially in the Revelation. They must put Revelation chapters four and five, dealing with the arrival of the raptured saints in heaven, after chapter nineteen, dealing with the end of the tribulation. They have many other similar problems.
Surprising rapture miracles:
The following verses describe various aspects of the rapture or results of the rapture. Note the words in bold and then the accumulated sentence I’ve compiled at the end.
Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”
1 Corinthians 15:35-42 “How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come? ‘Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive until it dies...but God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body. All flesh is not the same, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another of beasts, birds and fish. There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial, but the glory of the celestial is one and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, another of the moon and another of the stars, for one differs from another. So also is the resurrection of the dead...”
1 Corinthians 15:44 “It (the body) is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.”
1 Corinthians 15:49 “We have borne the image of the man of dust, so we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.”
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, now we are the children of God; and it has not been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him.”
1 Corinthians 15:51-55 “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep (die), but we shall be changed – in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, at the last trump (for the church age)...this corruption must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality...death will be swallowed up in victory...”
Philippians 3:20-21 “Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Yeshua Messiah, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body...”
Luke 24:36-43 “Now as they (disciples) said these things, Yeshua Himself stood in the midst of them and said to them, ‘Peace to you.’ But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit...He said to them, ‘behold My hands and My feet, it is I, handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bone...then He ate in their presence.’”
1 Corinthians 13:12 “Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know just as I am also known.”
2 Timothy 2:12 “If we endure, we shall also reign with Him...”
Daniel 7:18 “The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever and ever.”
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace, there will be no end...”
Revelation 22:5 “There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”
►Here is a sentence I’ve made up of the key-words (in bold) from the verses above:
We as true believers in our Messiah will: ●Shine forever with different degrees of brightness. ●Our bodies will be spiritual and natural, just like the heavenly Man, able to eat as in the physical. ●We will be just like Him after His resurrection. ●We will be forever incorruptible, immortal, and never able to die or get sick. ●We will be conformed (made new) according to His body. ●We will be able to transcend the physical and spiritual at will. ●We will know all things, and all people with complete wisdom. ●We will rule and reign with Him in everlasting peace forever.
1 Peter 3:15 “...Always be ready to give a defence to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”
The reason for the hope in me is that every atom, cell and molecule of me will soon be changed miraculously into an unimaginable glorious body that can transcend the physical and spiritual realms at will, and will be able to travel the universe at the speed of thought. It will be sinless, pure, holy, and totally wise.
Imagine some unsaved person asking you for the reason for the hope that is in you and you give that answer in the sentence above! No wonder people think we are mad in the head! But celebrate O mad ones – begin to dance for joy. This miraculous future is soon to be more real that the present world. Guess who will then be the ones truly mad in the head?
1 Corinthians 1:19 “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
So, who is the idiot now?
We will be in supernatural bodies forever, but we also will be superhuman! The Bible doesn’t give us clues as to exactly what we will be able to do or achieve, but we can presume that it will be far more and greater than our present state.
A supernatural body prepared for hell:
All people will live forever. The unsaved, logically, also have to get an eternal body, a resurrection body, at their resurrection – the resurrection of the damned. But the unsaved will be imprisoned in those bodies, in hell. I think that’s the most tragic thing I can think of.
Imagine being created by God for a purpose, ignoring it or rejecting it, dying and going to hell in a body that lives forever. It’s a terrible thought, but the truth.
Part of the wonderful reason for the creation of every human is to live forever in God’s will and purpose. Obviously no one can live forever in these natural bodies. So everyone gets a new eternal body.
The sceptic’s diary:
One of the sceptic’s objections to the rapture is that God would not do something like that because it would leave behind a path of destruction as Christians suddenly disappear from driver’s seats, pilot’s seats, and many other critical positions.
Well, I understand the sentiment, but the rapture has to happen. Besides, the rapture will be the greatest supernatural miracle ever, touching every single atom of the believer’s body. So, if it is to be that, would it not be possible for God to create a lesser miracle at the same time and have those who are to be raptured all in some safe spot, just for that fleeting moment?
Okay, that’s just speculation, but as said, the rapture will happen.
Besides this, the great shock awaiting many is that few will go in the rapture.
Some problems for the post-tribulation rapture adherents:
If you believe in a post-tribulation rapture you can’t be looking for and watching for our Lord. You must look for the antichrist, because, according to you, he must appear first. And by the way, when the antichrist has appeared and the tribulation has begun you will know the exact day of the Second Coming, because they are numbered.
The message to the seven churches of the Revelation plots the course of the church. It also gives us all very relevant messages for today. Most analysts agree that the message to the church of Thyatira applies to the Catholic church and other similar orthodox churches.
God condemns this church in the most horrific language and form. Here is just one verse from the discourse:
Revelation 2:22 “I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her, into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.”
This church is promised that it will be cast into the great tribulation. In the original, the definite article is there. In other words, it is THE great tribulation and not tribulation in general, which we are all subject to.
Now, here’s the amazing, logical thing, which most people miss. This verse would be a mockery in light of a post-tribulation rapture. The verse by nature of the language used is conditional. In other words, if you repent, you will not go into the great tribulation. So if we have a post-tribulation rapture, what are you talking about John?
Do you see that amazing hidden gem in that verse?
Here’s another gem from the verse: Only a certain type of people are told that they will be cast into great tribulation. That implies that there are others who will not!
A post-tribulation rapture dilemma:
Revelation 7:13-14 “...Who are these arrayed in white robes and where did they come from? These are they who came out of great tribulation and have washed their robes...”
This is one of the key post-tribulation rapture “proof” verses. They say, “You see there, we are going through the great tribulation”
The original word used for “came out” is Strong’s G1537 “Ek” meaning “clean out away from” It is the same word used in other passages describing the pre-tribulation rapture, like Revelation 3:10.
Could we now write the verse this way? Revelation 7:13-14 “...Who are these arrayed in white robes and where did they come from? These are they who came clean out away from the great tribulation, and washed their robes...”
In other words, “these are they who escaped the great tribulation.” So rather than prove that we go through the tribulation, it implies that we don’t!
When will the rapture occur?
The answer to the question is, “I don’t know for sure”. The answer is not, “I have no idea.” Today there are many reputable Bible watchers and teachers seeking, looking, researching, studying and coming up with various answers. Some are consistent with each other, some are not, but almost all are very close to each other.
Some differ by a year or so. I think the very fact that so many watchers are so close, is a powerful thing in itself. It is proof of the nearness. Yes there are el-weirdo’s out there and many deceived men and women. Yes there are disciples of the devil, throwing in their normal spanner in the works. You must come against them or ignore them at least.
Genesis 7:1-4, 10 reveals that Noah goes into the Ark seven days before the flood. The door was supernaturally shut by God then.
As Noah and family had to repopulate the destroyed earth in what was now a new post- flood dispensation, so the saved Jews and Gentiles of the tribulation will repopulate the new earth in a new dispensation called the Millennium.
Joshua chapter six speaks of the sounding of the trumpets for seven days before Jericho fell. Remember that Rahab, a type of the church, was removed from Jericho with her family before the city fell.
Both Noah going into the Ark seven days before the flood and Rahab being removed from Jericho before it fell speak of a pre-tribulation rapture.
But here is something important to consider: Could we presume that we will know seven days before the tribulation begins, when it will begin? There may be a reference here in these two stories that we will know and “see the day approaching.”
Okay, that’s speculation, but it’s not too far out to be true. We will have to wait and see!
Having said all of this, we are most certainly in the time, season and generation of our Lord’s coming. Obviously this is not cast in stone, but the greatest probability is that it will be on one of the two days of the Feast of trumpets, which is the next to be fulfilled.
It is possible that this one in October, may be it, but many of the signs are not yet in place. It is most likely to be “trumpets” of September 2017 – again, not cast in stone.
Please bear this verse in mind:
Hebrews 10:25 “...As you see the day approaching.”
Today, tragically, we have many so-called ministers of the gospel out there who are guiding their sheep, but they are blind.
I’m continually amazed at how ignorant of the English language most Christian ministers, are. They don’t know the difference between date-setting and watching. In fact the command to “watch” in the Bible is exactly that. It is a command, not an option. And it is a warning if neglected!
As always, be careful of date setting, but you had better be a watcher!
There are also many who have no gifts of revelation and who don’t operate in the revelatory gifts of the Spirit. Many of them have no idea at all about any of these end times things. They can’t see or hear what the Spirit is saying now relating to these things and especially the urgency of the time.
There are many with deep personality flaws, rejection fears and other insecurities who come to the things of God and among the saints, find the gullible ones, whom they can manipulate to gain control of them, to elevate and prop up their own terrible weakness and hide their flaws.
These ones are all over YouTube and other media operating in techniques of manipulation to gain domination.
Romans 13:11 “Do this, knowing the time, it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.”
I’ve shared many times on the incredible revelation wrapped up in the Bible words “no one knows the day or hour.” I’m not going into that again now. But let me tell you what that verse does not say: It does not say “no one knows the week, month, year or season”! Think about that O sceptic.
The ten virgins of Matthew 25 are not five believers and five unbelievers. All ten are believers (virgins). Five run out of oil, which is always a type of the Holy Spirit. This is a clear reference to those outside of the baptism of the Spirit. They are not able to endure.
Let me add that those ministers of the gospel who avoid or play down eschatology, always have worldly leanings and lead their people the same way.
When I was at school I loved science. But let me tell you what science can’t do. It can’t transcend or cross the line from the natural world to the spiritual. In the natural world we all know what a vacuum is. There is nothing in it, no air.
But spiritually there is no such thing as a vacuum. There is no such thing as nothing. You are either in an environment where Satan is king, and rules or where our Messiah is king and rules in His invisible kingdom.
Job 41:34 “He (Satan) is king over all the children of pride.”
Because you can’t see either, doesn’t mean they’re not there. At the rapture, or at death, suddenly, in a blinding flash the veil into the spiritual will be opened for everyone!
The saved will immediately see, know and rejoice. The unsaved, at their “rapture” into hell will also see, but will scream in sorrow, horror and regret.
I took this picture in the Naukluft Desert, Namibia in the early morning mist.
To see some more pictures of this beautiful, harsh landscape, click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!