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Jeremiah 4:5-6 “Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem and say: Blow the trumpet in the land; cry and gather together and say, ‘assemble yourselves, and let us go into the fortified cities.’ Set up the standard toward Zion. Take refuge, do not delay! I will bring disaster from the north and great destruction.”
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●We await big things prophetically! It may be very soon. We await some dramatic developments on the war front, with WW111 brewing, Syria awaiting destruction, Amman, Jordan too. Iran and Turkey are in the gun-sights and Israel is on the brink of being drawn into it all! These are all prophetic players and all in the news right now!
●This current tense situation, may become the catalyst that will draw Israel into war.
●April 18th will see Israel hold a massive celebration to mark her 70th birthday since being born in a day. It will be tagged: “A nation born in a day.” It will have many prophetic overtones. I will be bringing you some interesting things in this regard as we move nearer.
●Pressure is mounting on Netanyahu due to corruption allegations. That may be so, but be aware that both Netanyahu and Trump do not fit in with the New World Order agenda.
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 358: April 5th 2017.
The Incredible Journey:
The Incredible Journey:
Before we begin this edition, in an upcoming edition, I have some very exciting revelations from our Lord to share with you about the rapture. It is surprising and wonderfully glorious!
“A tree is known by its fruit!” But the tree must be cut down! “The axe must be laid at the root of the tree,” says the Bible.
In this edition I want to take you on an incredible journey. We will go from death to life to glory!
Many are on the journey already, but too many are chasing the wind with no set purpose in life.
Many are in the “valley of decision” and many have just started their journey. Many others need an understanding of some of the majestic miracles of the believer’s walk in faith with our Lord.
Once you are truly born-again of the Spirit of God, by the blood of Messiah and the work of His cross, you must be adult-baptised in water by full immersion, - you must be baptised in the Spirit, and you must set your heart to “study the word, and show yourself approved unto God.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
The journey begins:
Our incredible journey begins the wrong way around from the world’s perspective. It begins with death and moves on to life and then heaven.
We are told in the Bible to lose our life to find true life. To take up our cross daily, to die daily, to fall on this Rock, and be broken!
But, here now is the great holy contradiction: We are told in the Bible that we already have “abundant life,” that we are “seated in heavenly places now.” We are told that we are “more than conquerors and joint heirs of all things, complete in Him”.
We are born-again into the perfection of God. We are “complete in Him” from the moment we are truly saved. But this relates to our spiritual position in Him. In the temporal, soulish and bodily realms, nothing changed at the new birth.
This is where self-denial, cross-bearing and life-losing comes into play.
That’s the unique and glorious thing about our salvation. We are made new, 100% perfect in spiritual rebirth and then, we work that pure salvation from the inside to the outside.
All other religions (including counterfeit Christianity) work the other way around. You are required to become right with God from the outside in. That’s why they all produce the fruits of failure.
The incredible journey:
There are two most important journeys for us to consider. One is inward and the other is outward. The inward journey is far more important for us at this stage, and will affect the outward journey later on, which we actually can do nothing about.
Let’s have a rather unusual look into our journeys, by looking deeply into ourselves.
If the unbeliever could see into spiritual things with his eyes, he would look into himself and see only the common, sin-soaked red blood of Adam, forever cursed, which he can never get rid of.
Only the pure blood of a sin-free sacrifice can purify it.
Satan is the author of all sin. He can never be appeased, always demanding more until he consumes his victim.
Biblically, red is the colour of sin, death, fire, hell.
The unbeliever now looks even deeper into himself, and he sees the numbers six and four. Six is the number of man under sin and four is the number of the world. Four is also the number of Adam and the number of blood.
Forever stamped on the doomed unbeliever’s forehead is Adam, sin and the world! He can’t shake it off. It’s right there, even though the mirror won’t show it. He is on his journey to hell.
The poor unbeliever sits doomed, trying to be good, trying to be a better person, thinking that some angry God is going to smile on him because at least he tried to be good. But his good is as doomed as he is because he can’t get rid of his cursed red blood and his cursed numbers six and four.
I once heard someone say: “If only I could get away from my life!”
Now, here comes the true, born-again believer and he looks into himself, and his spiritual eyes see blue blood! Blue is the colour of royalty and kingship, divinity and heaven.
As he looks even deeper, he sees pure, beautiful sapphire-blue blood change to blood of gold. Gold is the colour associated in the Bible with God, refinement, wisdom, truth, authority, anointing, holiness and rest. Then, deeper still and he sees pure, shining, glorious white!
Deeper still and the believer sees with spiritual eyes, the numbers eight and seven, eternally, invisibly stamped on his forehead. Eight is the number of resurrection and seven is the number of spiritual perfection.
So, what happened? How did the believer’s blood lose its curse, become pure and holy, and how did he shake off those cursed numbers six and four, and acquire the divine numbers of eight and seven?
Well, glad you asked. He died! Yes he did. He died and was raised a new creation, with old things passed away! It is the work of the cross that kills you dead, and raises you to glorious new life. As the believer dies and is born-again, the curse in his blood and those cursed numbers disappear, albeit positionally at this stage of the journey.
Let’s have a look at some strange creatures:
Do you know what the “tola” is? Do you know what the “Chillazon” is?
►Psalm 22:6 “I am a worm (tola) and not a man, a reproach of men, despised of the people.”
The normal Hebrew word for a “worm” is “rimmah,” but here the word used is “tola.” This word means “crimson scarlet” – the colour of blood. This rare, rather odd worm clings to a tree in its death and oozes its crimson red blood, staining the tree. Three days later the red blood solidifies into a pure white permanent stain. Say no more!
Isaiah 1:18 “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow.”
►The stripes of the prayer shawl (Tallit) and the tzitzi (tassels) are stained with a beautiful royal, sapphire blue. In Bible days this royal blue was attained by crushing a particular Mollusc with blue blood called the “Hillazon”, also spelt “Chillazon.”
After the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, this mollusc disappeared into extinction. The Rabbis then permitted the stripes of the tallits to be stained with black dye.
Only in recent years, the mollusc has reappeared in the shores of the Mediterranean. Some believe it’s a sign of the soon coming of the Messiah.
Do these sea shells on the sea shore tell a prophetic story? Is this a prophetic sign of things to come?
When I bought my new tallit about a year ago, I recall looking all over for one that had this particular blue dye in the stripes with alternating gold stripes. I finally found one that cost almost as much as a blue Ferrari! It was one of the best things I ever bought!
This is the royal blue which the Bible commands the garment of the High Priest to be stained with.
If you look into yourself with spiritual eyes and see blue blood, and you see seven and eight on your forehead, you are qualified for the outward stage of the journey. That is the journey to heaven, and in fact to co-rule and reign with our Lord in the entire universe and all its worlds – for eternity.
The Great Escape:
Our incredible journey includes the much hated great escape – the rapture! As the world runs out of the grace of God, the wrath of God will begin. This is when we as true believers are snatched, grabbed and yanked right out of the world in an atomic flash!
Critics of the rapture (the real dumb ones) always say, “O, that’s just escapism.”
Here are just a few “escape” stories and promises:
●Noah escaped the flood. (Genesis 7:13-17)
●Lot escaped the fiery fury of God in Sodom and Gomorrah. (Genesis 19:16)
●Enoch escaped the flood too. (Genesis 5:24)
●“He delivers us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
●”I will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world...” (Revelation 3:10)
●“Watch and pray that you may be found worthy to escape these things.” (Luke 21:36)
Here are two verses speaking of those who won’t escape:
●1 Thessalonians 5:3 “When they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes...and they shall not escape.”
●Hebrews 12:25 “See that you do not refuse Him who speaks, for if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on the earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven.”
Our great escape places us neatly in heaven for the duration of the tribulation on earth – how wonderful is that?
Spare a thought though for all those who could have escaped, but will soon sit in great regret, filled with anguish, grief, sorrow and heartache!
Are you worthy to escape?
Those who go in the rapture will be those who are truly born of the Spirit of God. In other words - all true Christians / believers.
Romans 8:14-16 “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the children of God...The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.”
1 John 5:4 “Those who are born of God overcome the world”.
Please remember that there is also a separate category of believers who are set apart for special favour. These are those who are found written in the “Book of Remembrance”, these people will obviously also be found in the “Lambs Book of Life.”
Here is the glorious “book of remembrance” and the conditions to be found in it (in bold):
Malachi 3:16 “Those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them, so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His word.”
Some people get so mad when you speak to them about their morality. They’ll be your great friend in all things, until the morality issue comes up then they’ll turn on you like a viper. That’s when you really see what they’re made of, and what sort of person they are.
The coming world of glory will be a world that has gone through judgement! It will be pure and holy in all its ways. It will be full of His holy majesty. For it is the judgement of God that will have made it so!
Do see that the judgement of God is a good and glorious thing.
God’s creation is utterly beautiful and what is coming will be so beautiful in all respects, that we can’t even imagine it – you should be a lover of all things holy, pure, righteous and beautiful.
My friends, we are on an incredible journey of great expectations and great adventures, leaving the common people behind! If you are saved, you are not common! We are on a pilgrimage and a quest for greatness in eternity.
March on and make your days count for our Lord and for eternity. (Psalm 90:12)
The Great Adventures:
This is yours truly (above) at seven years old. You can see that I developed a love for great adventures a long time ago! In fact it was this very passion that led me to become a journalist / photographer with various media around the world, experiencing some very exciting, wild times!
My love for great adventures was most certainly what inspired my interest and love for eschatology once I was saved. The same passion led me to a love for God’s word for all things related to Israel.
As far back as I can remember, I was always moved by what moved people. I wanted to know what made them tick and kick and what motivated them to do the things they did. I was always fascinated with psychology and the “windmills of the mind.”
I always wanted to know what the purpose was of life, and what was over the horizon.
Only after I was saved and started to move forward with our Lord, did I begin to understand what the world is and who is behind it, and why the unsaved can’t even see their world for what it is.
“The world cannot receive Him because it neither sees Him nor knows Him” (John 14:17). The world through its wisdom did not know Him. (1 Corinthians 1:18.)
Here are some thoughts relating to modern man and his futile existence, which I have gleamed through many great adventures around the world.
People of this modern, instant, digital era are essentially lost, empty souls with shallow minds. They are the living dead; darkened - with no true enlightenment. Their attempt to rule their lives is a futile, directionless, valueless attempt to turn themselves into their own ill-conceived image of their god.
Their emptiness echoes with the silent voices of hosts of invisible demons. They don’t live; they just exist. They pass the time, filling their lives with what is essentially nothingness.
Their worship of nothing is in fact the worship of Satan, as can be seen by the fruits of modern cultures, especially in Europe.
They have no borders, barriers or restraint in their morality and their lives in general.
They are self-made, of troubled, disturbed minds. Their lives are no different to that of a beautiful stone sculpture. Their modern despairing civilisation is characterised succinctly by “The Scream.”
They are living, walking idols – for destruction!
The modern world has the standards, variable values and virtues of the world’s man as their truth and the world’s god, as their guide.
They are one with unredeemed Adam. They have his sin-laced, blood in their veins. They are cursed along with their entire ‘respectable’ civilisation of doom.
Let me tell you that modern civilisation is as uncivilised as a savage. The same spirit lives in, and drives them. Modern civilisation is changing fast – very fast. It is getting worse all the time.
The history of civilisation has taught us one thing. – We don’t learn from the history of civilisation!
The Bible shows us the cause of the nightmare: People are “wilfully ignorant”. (2 Peter 3:5) One of Satan’s names is, “The wilful king!” If you want to become biblically wise, you must set your will to go His way, and be willing to pay the price.
Be very careful of allowing others to drag you into their doomed journey with them!
Imagine the shock of having the eyes of your understanding opened as you arrive at your journey’s eternal destiny – hell!
The great identity crisis:
If in your new identity as a Christian, you find it difficult to move forward, you are in desperate need of the cross. Give up trying and die! The application of the cross wipes out the old and generates new resurrection life – on the far side of the cross.
The only way you as a Christian can rid yourself of the inner conflict between the voices of your heart and your will, is to get rid of and silence one of them.
You can throw out the voice of God, who is calling you forward to perfection, or throw out the voice in your head telling you that you are right and God is wrong!
If you throw out the voice of God, you’re in for a big surprise and it won’t be a teddy bear’s picnic!
You must go through this identity crisis as soon after being saved as possible, and you must let it tear you apart and crush you. If you don’t, you will always be drawn up by God and down into the pits by the devil. You will be unstable, susceptible to deception and never be usable.
This great identity crisis gets to the root of you, and remakes you from the root up to the branches and to the fruit. The word “root” actually comes from the word “radix” from where we get the word radical! If you are not a radical Christian, you need to go and change your name to Half-Baked Harry.
Truth is the greatest friend you can have. It keeps you safe. Have you noticed that there are some people you just feel safe around and others you feel an uncomfortable disquiet when you’re with them?
To be double-minded is to be half crucified, half living, mixed with truth and error. It’s a dangerous journey into the bowels of evil. It begins with a small erroneous belief. The little error, then starts growing and it spreads.
That little error rejects correction. It then transfigures into a small spiritual monster. It then grows into a huge idol - owning, enveloping, engulfing and consuming the individual.
Once an idol has flourished in the heart of an individual, it’s very difficult to remove.
We are not on any old journey! We are on a journey to perfection! Our Lord says “Be perfect even as your heavenly father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)
Spirits can see that we are different. People can see it too. That’s why we are hated, and that’s why our Lord of love was hated!
My friends, once you have gone through this awkward Christian identity crisis, you enter a glorious leg of the journey. Your disputes with God and in your own mind are over, and you will fly high!
Peace is your new best friend.
Most people have a desire to know the future. They want to know what’s coming. They want to know where their journey is taking them. They make their plans accordingly. It’s no different in the bigger scheme of things.
The funny thing is that many traditional ministers of the gospel ridicule us who love and teach eschatology, which they don’t even mention.
But their flock want to know. They are hungry to know! They are being betrayed by their ministers!
My friend, eschatology is one of the most powerful, primary tools to motivate us to perfection. It’s a primary ingredient for a successful journey now and to come.
You need to get into an environment with other believers who are like-minded and open to the fullness of the truth, including all aspects of Bible-based doctrines, including eschatology.
Your eternal future, your reward-state, your position in the Kingdom of our great King and Lord is more important than you can imagine.
Much of the purpose of this edition is to help you to move forward with our Lord and to give you the strength to stand securely and to be well-prepared, so that you will never backslide or fall away in these days of increasing pressure.
We are on a glorious journey...it’s a glory-story, but there are many obstacles along the way in the form of error, doctrines of the world, and misdirected “truth.”
These are all words of life my friends.
This is a composite of a few of my photographs: A baobab tree, leaves and a lion. I merged them together and created some texture effects.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 357: March 29th 2017
The Rapture and the left-behind:
The Rapture and the left-behind:
“Not all Israel is Israel” says the Bible. (Romans 9:6) Likewise, not all the church is the church!
The true born-again, truth-believing, Christian will go in the rapture. The professing, non-born-again Christian (counterfeits) will not.
These are intensely critical days! It’s a unique time – even the Bible says so in numerous places. These are the days of impending great doom, and great, glorious victory for many. But beware! The Bible talks repeatedly of “many” and “few”, saying many will not be saved and few will.
Which way will you go at the end of your day?
When God turns up the heat, some who were lukewarm will become too hot to handle, and will come running to our Lord in the fear of Him – Voila! They will find Him and enter His peace. Those who are wise and do so before the tribulation will be rapture-ready.
What are the signs to watch for?
Signs, signs everywhere! We have signs in the sky, signs on the earth, signs in the world, signs in the church, signs in Israel. Everyone and his auntie is taking about signs and has their own take on them.
A primary Bible sign is one in which the details are clear, literal and real. They take precedence over and must be in place before any secondary sign.
A secondary sign is one whose identity or events are not clearly defined and could be interpreted in various ways and could even be extra-biblical.
Matthew 24:30 “Then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and all the nations shall mourn and they shall see the Son of Man coming...”
The word “sign” is Strong’s G4592 = “Sermeion.” It means: “Miracle”, “Supernatural” sign or wonder. It is an occurrence transcending the natural world.
There are numerous other verses, where this word is used. They speak of supernatural signs and miracles. Here are just a few examples of this word:
Matthew 12:38 “...Master we would seek a sign from you.”
Luke 21:11, 25 “There shall be great earthquakes in divers places and famines and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs from heaven...There shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars ...and upon the earth distress of nations...”
John 2:11 “This beginning of miracles (signs G4592) Yeshua did in Cana in Galilee...and His disciples believed in Him.”
The Revelation 12 “sign” is this word as well.
The Revelation 12 sign: Some problems!
The Revelation 12 sign as seen in the computer program, Stellarium is a secondary sign. It also has a number of other well-accepted interpretations over the age. There are some details of the current new interpretation that I have problems with.
The real big thing I have a huge problem with, is not so much the sign itself, but the extent to which many people are going. They are going way too far overboard!
This is my position on it: I’m putting it on the shelf.
So, I’m not throwing it all out. For me, it’s on hold, with caution, which is what I advise.
As we get nearer the time, we will see if the other primary signs appear...then I’ll take the Stellarium sign off the shelf. If not – forget it all...and any other signs as well.
The greatest and most important sign of all:
●Can we know exactly when the church age will end with the rapture of the church?
●Can we know when the tribulation period will begin, and then complete Daniel’s seventy weeks?
The answer to the former question is dependent on the latter. The answer to the latter question is yes – conditionally. What is that condition? Let’s dig.
Daniel 9:27 “He (antichrist) shall confirm a covenant (Lit=treaty) with many for one week (of years), but in the middle of the week, he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering...”
Daniel 11:21 “In his place shall arise a vile person (antichrist)...he shall come in peaceably and seize the kingdom by intrigue.”
Daniel 8:24-25 “His (antichrist) power shall be mighty...he shall destroy fearfully and shall prosper and thrive, he shall also destroy the holy people. Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper and he shall magnify himself. He shall destroy many in their prosperity (peace). He shall even rise against the Prince of princes.”
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 “For you know perfectly that the day of the Lord (seven year tribulation) so comes as a thief in the night (to those sleeping). For when they say ‘peace and safety’! Then sudden destruction comes upon them as labour pains and they shall not escape. But you brethren are not in darkness that this Day should overtake you as a thief.”
●The word “peace” in the verse above is very interesting. It is not the normal word for peace. It is Strong’s G1515 “Eirene”, meaning: National peace, a nation in tranquillity, exemption from war, security and safety.
So, here we see that there will be a national seven-year peace treaty made with the antichrist.
All those who have been coming up with new, private interpretation of this event saying it’s not a peace treaty, it’s an old existing treaty, like the Oslo accord, simply being resurrected and now ratified – are wrong!
The verses of Daniel above show that it’s a seven-year peace treaty. No previous treaty of any sort was for seven years, besides that, previous treaties are null and void and would need to be re-negotiated.
Some say that it is not a peace-treaty, because Daniel 9:27 doesn’t say it is. But as I have shown, a number of other verses show that it is!
This great event identifies, reveals and releases the antichrist. Simultaneously, the “restrainer” (the Holy Spirit-filled church) is removed ending the church dispensation, and starting the tribulation period immediately.
It is at this point, that the “dead in Messiah and we who are alive,” (the church) will be caught up (raptured) to meet the Lord in the air.”
There is no inter-dispensation gap or time period. There can’t be. Where would those who die in that gap period go?
The arguments used by those who support the gap are very weak, and in fact amount to nothing but presumption. It’s very dangerous building a doctrine on presumption.
There is no verse of scripture saying or implying a gap after the rapture and the tribulation start.
Those who support it are looking for an explanation for their erroneous doctrine of imminence.
Joseph and his wife:
We all know the wonderful story of Joseph being left for dead by his brothers and finding himself in slavery in Egypt. He finds favour with Pharaoh by interpreting a dream, which leads to him being exalted and given a Gentile wife named Asenath.
Then comes the dramatic, great reveal, as Joseph identifies himself to his brothers and their father Jacob / Israel. In this story, Joseph is a type of our Lord, Yeshua.
Romans 11:15 speaks of the return of the Jews to their Messiah as “life from the dead.” This parallels perfectly with Ezekiel’s “Dry bones” coming to life. What drama!
But there’s more! As Pharaoh gave Joseph this wife, he also changed Joseph’s name to Zaphnath-paaneah. This name means “The revealer of secrets.” Pharaoh did this because of the revealing of his dream, but the much greater truth, is that Joseph himself is in fact, the great secret of who the Messiah is, revealed in type. Very soon “Joseph” will be “revealed” to his brethren.
One of the many names for the Feast of Trumpets is “Yom Hadish”, meaning, the day of hiding. This is because the new moon is concealed and hidden. Its revealing is confirmed by two witnesses, starting this feast.
Many, including myself, believe that a Feast of Trumpets marks the start of the tribulation period.
Does this mean that the revealing of Messiah takes place from this feast onwards? Yes it does! Numerous other verses describe the lifting of the veil and the revealing taking place in the tribulation period.
Isaiah 49:26 “I will feed those who oppress you (Israel) with their own flesh and they will be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. All flesh shall (then) know that I the Lord am your Saviour, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob (Israel).”
Now, please note!!!
Psalm 81:3-6 “Blow the trumpet at the time of the new moon, on our solemn feast day (Tishrei 1/Trumpets)...This He established in Joseph for a testimony, when he went throughout the land of Egypt...his hands were freed from the baskets...”
This incredibly prophetic verse above points to the fact that Joseph was released from prison on Tishrei 1 when the new moon was sighted, which is the Feasts of Trumpets. What powerful symbolism of the soon-coming release from spiritual captivity of all the Jews, as God reveals their Messiah to them.
Does this point to a pre-tribulation rapture? The answer is – yes!
Joseph was 30 years old when he was released from his two-years in prison and began ruling. Our Lord’s ministry began when He was 30 years old and the two years is a type of the 2000-year wait of the Jews for their Messiah to be revealed.
Interestingly, Joseph’s wife, Asenath, becomes a type of the church. She is not seen or heard of again after the great reveal to the brothers.
Note also that Joseph took his Gentile bride before the 7- year famine - another type of the pre-tribulation rapture.
So, here we see the great secret of the revealing of Messiah to the Jews, going into high gear on the Feast of Trumpets as the seven-year tribulation starts.
The character of the tribulation:
The Old Covenant is incomplete. There are seven disastrous years required to complete it. The tribulation period centres on God’s dealings with the Jews, and on the punishment of the unbelieving world. It is not for the church.
This is called the “Time of Jacob’s trouble (Israel), the seventieth week for My people (Jews).
The tribulation period is described as: “The Day of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:8-13) “The Day of wrath.” (Zephaniah 1:15) “The Day of indignation.” (Zephaniah 3:8). “The Day of vengeance.” (Isaiah 34:8, 64:4).
The Bible sees the characteristics of this time period as so severe, masses of people will seek to die.
Revelation 9:6 “In those days, men shall seek death, but will not find it; they shall desire to die, but death will flee from them.”
Revelation 6:16 “They said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall upon us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.’”
The fury of the left-behind:
Those who are left behind at the rapture, are obviously the unsaved, but also the great company of so-called Christians and those who thought they were saved because they believe in Jesus. These are counterfeit believers and all those who have no real new-birth experience.
One thing the rapture will do is identify very publically those who were not genuinely saved. They will be left behind.
The Bible reveals that many people will still not repent in the tribulation, but will turn on God in their fury and hostility.
At the rapture, the Bible says that sudden destruction will come and they will not escape the tribulation! (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Have a look at these shocking verses revealing the arrogance of modern man:
Revelation 16:11 “They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.”
Revelation 16:21 “Great hail from heaven fell upon men, every hailstone about the weight of a talent (approximately 34kg or 75lbs), and men blasphemed God because of the plague of hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.”
Revelation 16:9 “Men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues, and they did not repent.”
Revelation 2:21-22 (The church of Thyatira – the orthodox churches) “I gave her time to repent and she did not...I will cast her into great tribulation, unless they repent...”
Now have a look at this verse and note the big difference:
Revelation 11:13 “In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand were killed and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.”
All these people are aware that these terrible tribulation judgements are coming from God Himself. It is God who has the power over these things and also has the keys of heaven and hell.
It’s really not very cleaver to turn on, and blaspheme God in the time of tribulation and distress! It is really an extreme pride thing, which is the reason they landed in the tribulation to start with!
Those who will not go in the rapture:
Hebrews 3:12 “Beware brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God.”
The true church is born of the pure, Holy Spirit of God. The counterfeit church is born of its own theology, own unholy ideas and lies.
The true church has the Spirit-revealed Bible as its source. The counterfeit church has the dead-letter of the Bible mixed with all their own ideas as their source.
The counterfeit church is inspired and led by Satan, although they can’t see it at all.
Imagine the shock of having the eyes of your understanding opened in hell!
The message to the seven churches in the Revelation reveals that over-comers are rewarded. Here are some promises to those who don’t overcome, revealed by God to the seven churches:
●“I will fight you with the sword of My mouth.”
● “I will cast you into great tribulation.”
●“I will come upon you as a thief.”
●“I will spew you out of My mouth.”
●“I will remove your candlestick from its place.”
●Our Lord said to professing Christians: “Depart from Me I never knew you.” They claimed to know Him, and did this or that in His name. (Matthew 7:21-23)
●Paul says: “It is impossible for those once enlightened, who have become partakers of the Holy Spirit and have tasted of the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again the Son of God...” (Hebrews 6:4-6)
Are you a hairs-breath from eternity with our Lord?
The character of grace upon this earth is about to be removed and replaced with the character of multiple wraths!
Genesis 6:3 “The Spirit of God will not contend with man forever.”
But here is the great news:
1 Thessalonians 1:10 “...He delivers us from the wrath to come.”
What is the “wrath to come”? A number of other verses define it as the tribulation period. It would really take a lot of linguistic gymnastics to explain away this simple verse! There are other parallel verses to this as well.
Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial (tribulation), which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”
1 Thessalonians 4:4 “You brethren are not in darkness that this Day should overtake you as a thief.” The “Day” mentioned here is universally accepted as a reference to the tribulation.
Opinions are no substitute for years of Bible study:
Opinions, opinions everywhere and from everyone and his auntie! There are far too many who are unstudied, having no revelation knowledge who are out there giving their opinions on everything biblical, particularly in relation to end times.
Rather than desperately seeking the truth, they are really seeking the approval of man, to boost their egos. Many are simply trying to prove themselves right and others wrong, elevating themselves and putting others down.
Many of these people don’t know the difference between the voice of demons and the voice of God.
Knowing what other people say about a biblical topic, because you watched a YouTube video, does not make you a Bible scholar or authority of any note at all. If that’s your source, it makes you a blind, presumptuous, puppet and copy cat, - too much of a slob to study the unadulterated word yourself.
►Be very careful of people claiming to be prophets saying that the Lord spoke to them and told them something and it doesn’t come to pass. The moment someone has done this once and it fails – reject them and not the Lord! Do not let your faith in our Lord be shaken, but do loose you faith in false prophets instantly.
Obviously, this doesn’t apply to those who simply made a mistake or are unenlightened on a subject. I’m referring specifically to those who claim that the “Lord told them.”
The Bible warns specifically against false prophets, false teachers, false apostles and more!
These false prophets and teachers discredit the presentation of the truth.
►Be careful of the great disappointment!
So, when will the rapture happen?
It’s absolutely incomprehensible that God would not warn of the coming tribulation. In all the big judgements of history, God warned, sometimes even down to the day.
If we can know when the tribulation period is about to start, a pre-tribulation rapture will precede that.
There are too many primary signs not in place or even on the horizon yet to say when the tribulation will begin.
►But, these things can fall into place quickly in one possible scenario:
The only thing that can drive the primary signs into place fast is some form of sudden chaos in the world, like a huge world war.
A great big world war would most probably involve nuclear weapons, or the like, making the war very destructive and very short. This would involve the destruction and re-organisation of nations. It would create economic chaos and would create a clambering to make peace!
This could all come about very soon and very fast if the Ezekiel 38 & 39 WW111 breaks out soon.
If this occurs, then we could well be looking at a 2017, Feast of Trumpets start of the tribulation period, which would mean the rapture just before it.
If however, things carry on more or less as they are right now, forget about 2017. I will then be looking to the Feast of Trumpets 2018 with great anticipation.
I have a big problem seeing how things can continue much beyond that!
Watch for the appearing of the great sign – the peace treaty. Without it throw Stellarium out!
My friends, we are to watch for the signs (plural). We are to know the times and seasons. These are exciting times! The church age will soon end and the tribulation will begin, revealing the antichrist.
Part of this great signing sign in Daniel 9:27 will be the preparation to build a temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
All other signs are meaningless and null and void without this being in place.
It is almost a sure, done-deal that this will occur on a Feast of Trumpets – either this one or next.
Psalm 27:5 “In the time of trouble, He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me.”
I took this picture as I awoke one morning after sleeping out in the wilds of the Namib Desert.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 356: March 22nd 2017.
All your political beliefs found in the Bible:
All your political beliefs found in the Bible:
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people He chooses.”
Did you know that all your political beliefs can be found in the Bible, either condemned or approved? There are major spiritual forces behind politics and different beliefs and persuasions. Left-wing, right-wing and God-wing...are right here in the Bible!
As with so many other things, today certain political belief systems, and those who support them, are charging towards destruction, and ultimately hell, and they don’t even know it and can’t see it!
The Bible does not define an exact political system, but all the ins and outs are in the Bible. In these days, you need to know these things, to protect yourself and to simply go the right way!
We are in a unique time. The end-time pressures are enormous. Truth is under attack like never before. The world is about to experience huge, great catastrophes. “Peace will be taken from the earth.” (Revelation 6:4)
Isaiah 33:6 “Wisdom and knowledge (of God) will be the stability of your times. And strength of salvation; the fear of the Lord is His treasure.”
As revealed in this beautiful verse above, the ways of God will be your strength in these days.
Those who are of the world (unsaved) can’t see the world! They can’t see that their world is a kingdom driven by the king of darkness, the “king of all the children of pride”! (Job 41:34)
Left-wing politics is rooted in the rejection of the ways of God. Right wing politics has many sources in the Bible, although extreme right-wing politics is just as much a problem as the liberal left.
In ancient biblical Hebrew tradition, “left” is a type of the natural world, while “right” is a type of God’s ways in the supernatural.
Birds of a feather:
Gimmicks, goats, demons and deadly doctrines flock together!
Birds of a feather flock together because the same spirit-wind is blowing them that way! Have you ever noticed that the liberal left are always supporters of the purely satanic United Nations and all its evil subsidiaries?
Have you ever wondered why the liberal left always have anti-biblical principles on most things, especially on morality?
Why does the liberal left always throw out the godly borders of morality, or redefine them?
Why does the liberal left always lean towards a classless, borderless, so-called utopia?
Why does the liberal left always lean towards, a one-world, globalist system as opposed to independent nationalism?
It’s all part of Satan’s grand agenda to change the world bit by bit and bring in his ways.
Satan is the master of gradual change, through the osmosis and diffusion of his ways, until fully assimilated into the minds of the gullible. Slow absorption and penetration into receptive vessels is his way. The problem is that it includes a transfer of spirit – his spirit!
●Socialistic or free-market economy:
Acts 5:4 “While it (property) remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your control (to sell)? “
There should not be a system of equal distribution of wealth, simply because people are not equal. This socialistic system is essentially the mathematical principle of reducing something economic, to its lowest common denominator, which means that we will all be equal – broke!
This system kills incentive and initiative of the entrepreneurs.
We see a free-market system in the Bible in the parable of the talents (money).
Matthew 25:28-29 “Take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. For everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.”
Of course the Bible applauds giving to the poor, but it is always on a personal and voluntary basis, never on a national, socialistic, forced basis.
The only way you can have pure socialism is by massive government control.
Isaiah 10:14 “...I (Lucifer) have found like a nest the riches of the people...and no one opened his mouth with even a peep.”
There is power available in unity and oneness. But economic or political unity outside of God’s ways is condemned:
Genesis 11:6-7 “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
So in these verses above, we see Satan’s way of domination and control of the economy, and we see the system of unity in Babylon, both condemned. Obviously, these systems come in varied forms.
Historically, socialism is the twin of atheism and the religion of humanism. Today most forms of socialism are godless.
●Borders and boundaries:
Acts 17:26 “He has made from one blood every nation (Lit= ethnic) of men to dwell on the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation.”
Nehemiah 9:22 “You gave them kingdoms and nations and divided them into districts...”
Isaiah 10:13 “By the strength of my hand (Lucifer) I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent; I have removed the boundaries of the people...”
In these verses we see clear, well defined, strong borders between nations, and Satan’s way of removing them. In Bible days this was primarily so that evil, false religions and the like could be kept out.
The biggest border which the liberal left must remove is that border created by the cross of Calvary! It is only the cross of Calvary that cleans, makes holy, and unites as one – God’s way.
By removing the cross, you can have unity of sorts, but with evil, sin, wickedness and all that emanates from humanism. This is why the liberal left and globalists are true enemies of the cross, and of real true, biblical liberty and freedom.
I do not believe it is possible for a liberal left, globalist to be saved and continue on that path.
●War / defence:
There are four swords revealed in the Bible: The sword of the Spirit (only for true, Spirit-filled believers), the sword of capital punishment, the sword of murder and the sword of war.
The Bible is clear that certain people have war in their hearts and must be destroyed militarily. War and strong defence forces are the way of God. This is not the way of the liberal left. They believe in appeasement and accommodation in the name of peace.
The liberal left “beat their swords into ploughshares” (Isaiah 2:4). That’s a verse relating to the Millennium! But Joel 3:10 reveals the opposite saying, “They beat their ploughshares into swords.” This applies to war in our day and the tribulation period in particular.
Psalm 68:30 “...Scatter the people who delight in war.”
Psalm 55:21 “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart...”
Psalm 120:7 “I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.”
2 Samuel 22:35 “He teaches my hand to make war...”
Psalm 144:1 “Blessed be the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war...”
These verses above, and there are dozens more, speak for themselves.
The liberal left always stands against, and wishes to abolish capital punishment. But the Bible supports it.
In Genesis 4:14 we see the world’s first murderer – Cain. Surprisingly, God says that Cain must be marked, but not executed. The liberal left say that this shows God is against the death penalty.
But, God was quite right. Legally, you can’t call a law into force retroactively before it is given. The law against murder came some 400 years after Cain murdered Able! Afterwards, we see the opposite. Here it is:
Genesis 9:6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man.”
The death penalty is respect for innocent life. The abolition of it respects the murderer and shows contempt for God-created, innocent life.
The liberal left say that the death penalty is no deterrence. Hogwash! The deterrence question is null and void anyway. God’s word overrides it. The purpose of the death penalty is not deterrence, but punishment.
Exodus 21:14 “If a man acts with premeditation against his neighbour, to kill him with guile, you shall take him from My altar that he may die.”
Romans 13:4 “He (executioner) is God’s minister to you for good, but if you do evil be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain, he executes wrath on him who practises evil.”
Acts 25:11 “If I (Paul) have committed anything worthy of death, I do not object to dying...”
Sorry, liberal left – you are overruled and squashed by God.
Correctly defined, abortion is pre-meditated murder of the innocents, and the violation of human rights. No one can tell exactly where a human life begins, except God!
In the verse below we see the two pregnant women; one with John the Baptist and one with Yeshua in their wombs, meeting and greeting each other. Note what happens:
Luke 1:41 “When Elizabeth heard the greeting from Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.”
So, in this verse above, we see living, human life in the womb!
Psalm 22:10 “...From (Lit=the beginning) my mother’s womb, you have been my God.”
Proverbs 6:17 “These things the Lord hates: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood.”
Interestingly the liberal left are predominantly supporters of abortion, in violation of God’s word. Is this why they are also against the death penalty?
Romans 1:21-28 “The wrath of God is revealed upon all ungodliness and those who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Professing to wise they became fools; therefore God gave them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions with their women exchanging what is natural for what is against nature (lesbianism). Likewise also the men leaving the natural use of women, burned in their lusts for one another, men with men committing what is shameful ...So God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.”
Most people, including stupid Christians, but especially all the liberal left are unaware of the gravity of these verses above. As you see, God not only condemns homosexuality but promises to “hand them over” which would also apply to supporters of homosexuality and the LGBT movement.
You had better to start shuddering in your boots if God has handed you over. If He has, you will never get out of it! This is why so many are so totally deceived on this issue and simply can’t see the truth – they’ve been handed over!
God’s requirement for a strong nation under God is like three legs of a tripod, which are: ●A strong government. ●Family defined His way. ●A powerful, free church in unity.
The homosexual agenda is to remove one of these three legs of the tripod, by redefining marriage and family. The tripod will fall over.
Homosexual rights are fine if there is no God. So the thing to do is get rid of God, then you can go crazy!
All homosexuals and their supporters are blinded by both Satan and God. Satan blinds them to their sin, so that he can keep them trapped and God blinds them to His condemnation of it, because they won’t repent.
By the way, dividing the church is Satan’s attempt to remove another of those legs of the tripod:
1 Corinthians 1:10 “Now I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshuah the Messiah, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgement.”
Remove God from society and Satan fills those voids and the puppets buy it all. Satan’s aim is occupation and ultimately possession of individuals and nations.
●Discipline of young children:
Proverbs 13:24 “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly (early in life).”
Proverbs 23:13-14 “Correction for a child: You shall beat him with a rod and deliver his soul from hell.”
Proverbs 29:17 “Correct your son and he will give you rest.”
Many say that physical discipline causes children to disrespect you. It’s the exact opposite!
Undisciplined children grow up with no godly borders or barriers in their lives. You are preparing them for hell, according to the verse above. This is the way of the liberal left!
God defines the discipline of kids as love. He defines a lack of discipline for kids as hatred!
True, real, hatred and not love is the way of the liberal left in this regard.
Those who were undisciplined, as a child are always the undisciplined, disrespectful adults. It is the undisciplined who hate discipline. They become a law unto themselves with no restraint. They are angry and insolent in the face of correction.
The liberal left are blind to God’s plans for the Jews and the land of Israel. They are always the supporters of the Palestinian cause, again, in their spiritual blindness.
No comment is needed on the verses below – please read them, they are for today:
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind (Jews) by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight.”
Isaiah 60:12 “The nation and kingdom which will not serve you (Israel) shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly destroyed.”
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.” (Lit= I will set them a sign)
Isaiah 60:15 “You (Jerusalem) have been forsaken and hated. I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.”
Isaiah 33:20 “Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that will not be taken down...”
●Speaking against God:
Psalm 73:6-24 “The pride of the wicked serves as their necklace; violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge with abundance. They scoff, they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens and their tongue walks through the whole earth. When I thought how to understand this, it was too painful for me – until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I understood their end...O how they are brought down to desolation with terror...You, Lord will guide me with Your counsel, and afterwards receive me to glory.”
Please read this verse above a few times – it is extremely powerful and identifies and applies to the liberal left so succinctly (and others of course.)
The ultimate word of Satan, as seen in the liberal left is “do what thou wilt.” But to do this they must first get rid of God’s word by speaking against it and casting it down in every way possible.
You can’t know God without the fear of Him, and with that in place, you can’t speak against Him and His word and ways!
That verse above is the main tag; the main keyword and verse for the liberal left and especially the deceived, blind mass-media...but note their end!
We are in the world but not of it. Our presence in the world sanctifies it as we operate in it without loving it unduly. The time is coming when God will have a new world for His people and it won’t be ruled by any stupid politician!
Revelation 11:15 “The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying, ‘The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever!’”
Psalm 145:18 “The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.”
Some general verses on government / politics:
Proverbs 28:2 “Because of the transgression of a nation, many are its princes...”
Job 12:23-24 “He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations and guides them. He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless wilderness.”
Proverbs 29:16 “When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases; but the righteous will see their fall.”
Psalm 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God.”
Psalm 10:4 “The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God. God is in none of his thoughts.”
Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”
Psalm 147:14 “He makes peace in your borders and fills you with the finest wheat.”
Great closing statements:
Democracy only really works in the longer term, when it is “under God”. When God is thrown out and “we the people,” rule, it will and does ultimately fail and destroy itself, eating up the very freedom it once stood for.
Freedom is not freedom if it allows freedom to be destroyed. Real true freedom only comes from submission to God!
Satan will give you a temporary, camouflaged, deceptive freedom and peace, but it will bite your head off soon.
We must see through the media-mist to the grand purpose of Satan, which is to get you to agree with him and walk with him, protest with him and be his slave.
We are to test the spirits and reject evil spirits. You can easily tell who is of the devil. They are the ones who mock and scoff at the truth. They change the truth of God for a lie. They cast the truth down in the street. (Isaiah 59:14)
On the macro-world scale we see the globalist liberal left manifesting Satan. They claim to be supporters of freedom but are the exact opposite. They implement and desire control. This can be seen in their intolerance of all who are not like them.
There are huge spirits behind all political movements and persuasions. You need to find out from the scriptures where you stand and of which spirit you are!
Today the modern human has elevated himself to the position of judge of what’s right and what’s wrong. “I think” becomes the supreme judge instead of the great “I am!”
The liberal left have bought into the spirit of Satan and they can’t see it! They have a strong, consistent unity amongst them – all of evil spirits.
So, in this edition we see a remarkable consistency amongst the liberal left in their resistance, rejection and hatred of God’s word in relation to: ●The free-market system, ●secure national borders and boundaries, ●a strong defence force, ●war capable, ●capital punishment, ●abortion, ●homosexuality, ●physical discipline of young children, ●Israel, ●speaking against God and more!
Why such consistency? They are all of the same spirit!
I took this picture of the immature Crowned Eagle in Botswana.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 355: March 15th 2017
The Greatest Drama of All:
The Greatest Drama of All:
Acts 3:24 “All the prophets from Samuel, and those who follow, told of these days.”
The Greatest Drama of All was the title of a presentation I wrote and produced as an audio-visual show in 1980. It became the foundation for other things I wrote, and for The Prophetic Scroll.
This edition is a grand summary of the Greatest Drama of All – Gods plan of the ages from glory to glory, from victory to victory, encompassing all the attacks, destruction and judgments in between, culminating in a final, monumental time, never before seen on earth.
Being an artist, I know that you need to step back to have an objective look at your work as it progresses. Then you see the overall picture clearly. It really is advantageous to see and know the whole big-picture. That’s what this edition is about.
Part of the purpose of this edition is to annihilate the views of churches of replacement theology and to discredit and condemn all anti-Semites.
John 14:29 “Now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass you may believe.”
John 16:1 “These things I have spoken to you, so that you should not be made to stumble.”
I began my original work with the phrase: “A drama to put 1000 Shakespeare’s to shame.”
We are now almost at the final act of the Greatest Drama of All time. Don’t walk out of the theatre now! This is where it all comes together and happens. The curtain is rising, the veil is lifting!
To begin with, I want to give you two groups of words strung together. The first line of words describes some of the aspects of the Greatest Drama of All, from God’s perspective. The second line of words is the tragic, other side!
Words relating to God: Glory, majesty, splendour, triumph, exaltation, magnificence, miraculous, immortal , grandeur, jubilation, celebration, wondrous, delight, joy, blessing, euphoria, peace.
Words relating to Satan: Distress, disquiet, affliction, anger, hostility, anxiety, anguish, suffering, torment, evil, wickedness, dejection, grief, misery, sorrow, hopelessness, regret.
For a time such as this:
These are some descriptions of this monumental time, compiled from the verses in this edition:
●It is a time the forefathers and prophets looked to.
●It is a time like never was, nor ever shall be.
●It is a time of great perils, great tribulation, great wars, death and destruction.
●It is a time of doom, trembling, fear, pangs of sorrow, bowing to be slaughtered.
●It is a time of the wrath of God, the wrath of the Lamb, the wrath of Satan, man and nature.
●It is a time of lawlessness, pride, sin and violence, as in the days of Noah and Lot.
●It is a time of rampant deception, delusion, doctrines of demons and false teachers.
●It is a time of betrayal, backsliding and departure from the faith.
●It is a time when truth is cast down, mocked, and scoffed at.
●It is a time when much of the church will be cut-off and spat out.
●It is a time of great conflict over Israel, the Jews, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
●It is a time when all nations will stumble over Jerusalem and be destroyed.
●It is a time that rivals the first Exodus.
●It is a time when multitudes will be in the valley of decision.
●It is a time likened to life from the dead.
Here are some of the verses describing the days of this Great Drama.
Most of these verses relate to the seven-year tribulation period itself. The true church will not be here then, having been raptured. But that’s all part of the Great Drama, isn’t it!!
Matthew 24:21 “Then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world, until this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book.”
Jeremiah 30:5-6 “We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear and not of peace...Alas for that day is great, so that none is like it, and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he (Israel) will be saved out of it...”
The great cause of all the drama:
Lucifer was cast out and fell due to his pride. Adam and Eve fell, also because of their pride, in that they rejected God’s word and chose their own, inspired by Satan. Israel’s many rebellions to God were all essentially underscored by the pride of going their own way.
The pride of man is today, the biggest problem the world is facing. It is no different to ancient times! It is the great cause of all sin, evil and wickedness!
Have a look at that amazing fact, revealed by God thousands of years ago in His word – O, so relevant for today, right down to the fine details:
Ezekiel 7:7, 10-11 “Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land, the time has come, a day of trouble is near and not of rejoicing...Behold the day! Behold it has come! Doom has gone out; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded. Violence has risen up into wickedness.”
Isaiah 2:10 “Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty. The lofty looks of man will be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.”
Isaiah 13:6-13 “Wail for the day of the Lord is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty...every man’s heart will melt, and they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrow will take hold of them; they will be in pain as a woman in childbirth. They will be amazed at one another; their faces will be like flames. Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it...I will punish the world for its evil; I will halt the arrogance of the proud...Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of its place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger.”
Isaiah 65:11-12 “You are those who forsake the Lord, who forget My holy mountain (Israel)...therefore I will number you for the sword and you shall all bow down to the slaughter; because when I called, you did not answer, when I spoke you did not hear, but did evil before My eyes and chose that in which I do not delight.”
Do you see it? It’s not the sins of the world that will cause its destruction. It’s the sin of the world! The sin of the world is its pride, which causes all its sins. It’s the underlying cause revealed in these verses above, so succinctly! It is the pride of the heart of man – the great sin of Satan.
Note in these verses above that because mankind did not bow down to God and His ways, they will “bow down to slaughter.” Their proud arrogance will be consumed in wrath. They shall be made to bow down.
Their hearts will melt in pangs of sorrow, with faces enflamed. Many will repent in the tribulation period and be saved (differently from the true church), but many will not.
We as true believers have the beautiful privilege of bowing down to Him now in humility.
My friends, don’t blame God for the coming wrath. Blame yourself, then repent and escape it all!
The fall from grace:
God’s great, grand purpose and plan in all creation is a universe of splendour and magnificence, holy and pure.
He planned to create a people for Himself, alive to Him, with Him, for Him, part of Him, co-heirs of all things, living in pure, holy glory forever and ever.
Satan entered the scheme of things, attempting to side-track God’s plan.
Satan knew that God would provide His own Son as the eternal sacrifice for all sin. He knew that this suffering Messiah would defeat him ultimately and forever. His aim is to stop or delay the Messiah’s coming. (Genesis 3:15)
Satan knew that this Messiah would be born a Jew and come through the Jews. So, he tried to stop it all from happening.
He tried to kill the Jews. He tried to kill the young boys, knowing that Messiah would be born amongst them. He led the Jews into idolatry, knowing that God would disperse them as a result.
He tried to exterminate them through the mass murdering popes of the Inquisitions. He tried to kill them in the Holocaust. He tried to defeat them in numerous wars. He tried every way he could.
But the great backfire can be seen right here:
Jeremiah 16:14-15 “The days are coming says the Lord, ‘that it shall no more be said, The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, but, ‘the Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He has driven them, for I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.’”
In this verse above we see the outline of the great, dramatic second Exodus, rivalling the first!
Today, its Satan’s last stand as he is about to try defeating the Jews through wars, conflicts and turning the world and much of the church against them.
Again Satan and all his co-workers will fail miserably.
The Greatest Drama in types:
Types, shadows, symbolism, and parables are part of the wonderful methods our Lord uses to reveal and demonstrate His will and plans. These are visual aids, so to speak. But they are just as full of drama as the reality.
Let’s have a brief look at just a few of them:
●The Exodus ●Dry bones ●Horticulture in an olive tree.
●The Exodus was a spectacular, drama filled event. We have the children of Israel, with a call, plan and purpose on their lives, imprisoned in Egypt (type of the world). Moses comes along and says “Let my people go.” Pharaoh agrees initially, but pursues the Jews to kill them. He and his army are killed in the Red Sea, as the Jews make it to the Promised Land, a type of salvation.
●The story of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37) is a glorious, wonderful picture of the Jews coming to full salvation. We see a valley full of dry bones representing the Jewish people. The bones start supernaturally flying together, sinews, muscles and flesh then appear and the completed body stands up alive and well. Then a new heart is placed in them.
Ezekiel 37:14 “I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live and I will place you in your land. Then you shall know that I the Lord have done it, says the Lord.”
●The Olive tree miracle: (Romans 11) This amazing parable compares the work of God to an Olive tree. The Jews are the natural branches and the church is the wild-olive branches, grafted in. The warning is given to the wild olive branches (the church) not to become boastful, proud and arrogant against the natural branches (the Jews), who have been cut off because of their unbelief.
They (the church) are warned that they too will be cut off when God grafts the natural branches (the Jews) back in again. “Don’t be haughty, but fear, for God may not spare you.” (Romans 11:20)
This dramatic portion of scripture ends saying that God will graft the Jews back in again. This emphasises the fact that: “The calling of God is irrevocable.” (Romans 11:29)
Romans 11:15 “For if their (Israel) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?”
So here we have just a few wonderful types of the incredible work of God with the Jews. We see their rebellion, their return, their salvation and the grave danger much of the church faces right now as God’s work swings back to the Jews.
Many churches are not prepared to be co-workers with God for the salvation of the Jews. They have stolen the grace of God for themselves only. They are no better than the Catholics.
Do you think it’s just coincidence that these and many more stories in type or parable form are all unanimous and consistent in their major points and conclusion?
There are numerous other types of the ultimate victory of the Jews in salvation.
We see a very similar story in the attempt by Haman to kill the Jews, getting himself killed instead.
We see similar plots in the Feasts of the Lord.
The truth battle:
True love protects the truth. Hate lets the truth be compromised and eroded. It is hatred that lets error flourish.
Truth will always offend those who don’t love it.
There is only one way to effectively and experientially know the truth and that is to love it.
Truth is not so much a matter of being right or wrong and being able to put others down who are in error. It is far reaching with eternal consequences for you and everyone you come into contact with.
The truth relating to Israel, Jerusalem, the Jews and even the Temple Mount is monumental, with dramatic world-changing consequences. It is no small thing! It will set you free. The lack of it will imprison you!
I have leant a long time ago to fear the truth! In fact may I say; I love to fear it!
The Greatest Drama of All characterised and summarised:
At the end of the day, the unanimous, overall conclusion of the Greatest Drama of All is that you can’t destroy God’s work with the Jews and with the church.
Ultimately it’s all about God and the devil, but your response to either identifies you, like it or not. The wise will set their hearts to love our Lord and His word and will love what he loves!
This huge, great, monumental drama will encompass the great rapture of the church, and the lifting of the veil of spiritual blindness upon the Jews, as the dispensation changes and the worst time of judgements the world has ever seen, or ever shall see, unfolds in the tribulation.
This Great Drama includes the advent of the glorious Millennium - the 1000 years of peace, with longevity restored to the Jewish and Gentile tribulation saints.
We then see the final wrapping up of all dispensations, and of all time, as the earth and the universe heads into the mysterious, but wonderful eternity of eternities.
Everything we do as believers in response to our Lord’s prompting will earn eternal reward and places of authority in this new universe. At the same time the worst, most horrendous hell will be filled with all the world’s unbelievers.
It’s all approaching, looming, gathering like storm clouds. There is a fearful, menacing wind of evil in the air, near at hand, converging! Are you ready to meet your Lord and escape it all? Yes, of course it’s the great escape – thank the Lord!
This Great Escape is a very important key in the Greatest Drama of all time!
The great privilege of the diligent believer:
God always warns ahead of time. “He declares the end from the beginning." How amazing is that?” It is so you can see if the road you are on is right, from the start; from the middle and the end. So everyone is without excuse.
Isaiah 46:9-10 “I am God and there is no other; I am God and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.”
The fact that He knew it all from ages past is a great comfort. The fact that God knew you long before the creation of the world should give you real comfort and purpose in life as well. (Jeremiah 1:5, Ephesians 1:4, Romans 8:29)
The modern one-world globalist, one-world religion, no values crowd would be able to see right now that they are on the wrong road, on the way to hell, - if they would study the Bible! Due to their ignorance and delusion, they will never see it!
What an immense privilege we have to see right to the end of the journey, and the end of all things, even now – what amazing security and comfort that brings!
This Great Drama is foreordained, forthcoming, unavoidable, inescapable, inevitable, predesigned, predestined and predetermined.
It is sealed, by messages in the stars, in the world, and in the Bible. It is close at hand, finally unfolding and brewing with dire apocalyptic consequences for those who reject the truth.
Dark, dismal, grim times are facing the world, while untold glory, majesty and eternal victory, are facing the saved.
There are great and terrible consequences for not knowing Bible prophecy! You are in grave danger of falling for Satan’s prophecy!
The curtain comes down on the final act:
The great purpose in this Great Drama is that you, as a willing participant, learn the lessons of it. We need to humbly melt before God’s purposes and plans and glorify God in His final triumph.
Unlike Shakespeare, this is not about knowing and seeing the plot. It is all about your heart before God and changing your entire life radically!
Satan’s grand endtime drama involves replacing the word of God with his, nullifying it, mocking and trivialising it. He uses his agents the mass-media, the world and deceived Christian frauds.
It’s good to bear in mind that when the light goes out the darkness comes in. Today many so-called Christians are prime agents of Satan to dim the light.
The Greatest Drama of all incorporates judgment. Judgement is frightening for the wicked. For the true believer, the only judgment we will face is the assessment of our works for reward.
One thing you will not stop is coming judgement, but you can be safely in heaven when the full force of God’s judgement, wrath and fury is poured out on earth.
The greatest drama of all is in fact our redemption and the soon-coming completion of it, at the miracle rapture of the true church.
Do not trust the world. Don’t trust its word and ways. It is a deceiver, and liar. Let it reject you. It must. The world must think you are “crucified to it.” (Galatians 6:14).
To be “spat out” by the world is an honour and privilege. To be “spat out” (Revelation 3:16) by God is an eternal terror. To be hated by the world means you are God’s special and loved best friend forever!
Let the Lion of the tribe of Judah loose in your heart, not just a gentle, little Lamb. After the Lion has done His work in you, the wrath of God will be far from you.
The fear of God is wisdom. The fear of Satan is foolishness. If you have not chosen the fear of God, you are ignorant and full of spiritual foolishness and blindness. Repent now!
I took this picture of a lone Baobab tree at Kubu Island in the Makgadikgadi Pans – Botswana.
If you would like to see more pictures of this awe-inspiring, stunning, weird and wonderful place click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 354: March 8th 2017.
Earthly and heavenly inheritances:
Earthly and heavenly inheritances:
As the time draws near for many to step into eternity, it’s appropriate to have a close look at the destinies promised in the Bible for the true church, the false, counterfeit church, as well as the tribulation saints, both Jew and Gentile. It’s good to know where you’re going!
The distinctions revealed in scripture are very important for us to know. They also offer amazing insights into the rapture of the church.
Our three groups of people are: ●The dead who were saved through the new-birth and the saved who are living; in other words the church. ●The saved of the Old Covenant including the tribulation saints. ●The counterfeit Christians and spiritual frauds.
The inheritance of each group is eternal and unchangeable once eternity has been entered. Any and all changes in your life must be made and done now!
Set your heart and soul to know Him more – now!
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
Basics of our inheritance:
The inheritance of all those truly born-again of the Spirit of God is eternal life, which in reality begins even now. It includes rule and reign with our Lord in the entire universe, but will include ruling in this restored earth as well, but will not be limited to it.
Our inheritance includes the completion of our salvation in totally new supernatural bodies, with all knowledge and numerous supernatural powers and abilities, transcending the natural world.
Our bodies will be the same as that of our Lord after His resurrection and ascension. We inherit His very character and nature. We become “partakers of the divine nature.” (2 Peter 1:4)
Most importantly, our new bodies and resurrected lives will be sin-free and perfectly holy forever. We will be without any deformities, sicknesses or imperfections of any sort.
Romans 8:16-17 “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and joint heirs with Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
The Bible reveals two destinations with God-given inheritances. One is for the true church and the other is for the Jews and tribulation saints. Israel and the church are distinctly separate entities with their own characteristics. Both are unique and with differing destinations – for the next 1000 years.
The church is called a “mystery” because salvation is internal and separates us invisibly from the world. The Jews are no mystery. They are the visible manifestation of God’s miraculous calling.
The church is born of God from above and is totally supernatural, while the Jews are born of natural man. (Except of course those who are born-again)
The inheritance of the true church:
The church is unique in all time. It is a “mystery” as far as the Old Covenant and the Israelites are concerned. (Ephesians 3:2-10, Galatians 6:15)
The church is described as “having its citizenship and blessings in heaven.” (Philippians 3:20, Ephesians 1:3.)
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “...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.”
So here we have: The saved dead and the saved living, as one group with a specific resurrection called the rapture, and a specific destiny and inheritance.
These verses below reveal more on our destination and inheritance:
1 Peter 1:4-5 “Through resurrection, we have an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.”
Philippians 3:20-21 “Our citizenship is in heaven from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Yeshua Messiah, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able to subdue all things to Himself.”
Ephesians 2:6-7 “He raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places with the Messiah Yeshua that in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kingdom...”
Do we have a heavenly or earthly inheritance and destination, or both? The answer is both. Our Lord Himself could and did zip between heaven and earth numerous times after His resurrection, at the speed of thought!
It’s not inconceivable that we will have the same privilege. Just maybe we will have wonderful heavenly homes and some pretty neat homes right here on the restored earth as well – just because we can!
Our inheritance and destination is far more spectacular than we can imagine, or more than most people have any idea of.
1 Corinthians 15:40-49 “There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies, but the glory of the celestial is one, and glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body...we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the heavenly Man.”
Hebrews 12:1 “We also are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses; let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
Revelation 22:5 “And there shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”
The inheritance of the Old Covenant and tribulation saints:
Israel’s inheritance is the restored earth of the Millennium. It will be with human longevity restored. You may say that it’s not fair or equal for God to have an earthly and a heavenly destination for the two groups. That is God’s business, and I’m happy to leave it with Him!
Genesis 17:8 “I will give to you and your descendents after you the land in which you were a stranger – all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
Psalm 105:9-11 “He made His covenant with Abraham and gave His oath to Isaac and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying, ‘to you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.”
The Jews (and Gentile tribulation saints) will be the prime agents of God to restore the kingdom of God on the earth, in its original, pre-curse form. (Romans 9:26-29, Romans 11:26, Joel 2:32, Micah 4:7-8)
The centre of the earthly kingdom in the Millennium will be Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:1-4, Zechariah 8:20)
The earthly Millennial kingdom will know and experience true peace. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
This earthly Millennial kingdom will not be the final act of God. (Revelation 21:1-5)
People will be in natural physical bodies, perhaps with some new supernatural dimensions, but essentially it will be natural and physical.
Isaiah 65:20-22 “No more shall an infant live but a few days, nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; for the child will die one hundred years...For as the days of a tree. So shall be the days of My people, and My elect shall enjoy the work of His hands.
People will again live for 800 to 1000 years, but they will die. There is no death for the raptured.
In the Millennium people will reproduce, but in the resurrection / rapture for the church there will be no marrying afterwards.
Matthew 22:30 “In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.”
Luke 20:36 “In the resurrection they will neither marry nor can they die anymore...”
The two verses above are seen by some as applying to the final end of the Millennium. I’m not arguing or entering that debate.
►Jews who are born-again now are an exception in that they are part of the church. Ephesians 2:14-16, Galatians 3:26-29.
Destinations and the rapture:
If we have two very different destinations for the true church and for the Jews and tribulation saints, it goes without saying that there must be a different resurrection for each.
People who die now, who are within the true church, are immediately delivered to the presence of our Lord. They are not left in some holding-place to join those who will later become the tribulation saints.
The dead in Messiah, and those who are alive at the time will be caught up (raptured) to be with the Lord. The tribulation saints are never told that they will be “caught up to meet the Lord in the air” and then be rewarded in heaven while the tribulation is on the go on the earth. It just doesn’t fit!
The tribulation saints will all be collectively raised at the very end of the tribulation at the Second Coming. (Revelation 20:4-5) They will go into the Millennium right here on earth.
As there are different destinations for the church and the tribulation saints, so there are two resurrections, one called the rapture, separated by seven years.
Frauds, counterfeits and false Christians:
Psalm 10:13 “Why do the wicked renounce God? Because they have said in their hearts, ‘You will not require an account.’”
The great tragedy of many so-called Christians is that they think God loves them blindly and demands nothing of them!
It’s not wise to change God’s ways to suit your own. Today very few people, even in the church have a right heart after God!
Acts 28:26-27 “Go to this people and say: Hearing you shall hear and not understand; and seeing you will see and not perceive; for the heart of this people has grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing and their eyes have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart and turn, so that I should heal them.”
Jeremiah 7:23-24 “Obey My voice and I will be your God and you shall be My people, and walk in the ways that I have commanded you that it may be well with you.’ Yet they did not obey nor incline their ear, but walked in the counsels and the imagination of their evil heart, and went backwards and not forward.’”
There is an enormous group of people in the world who think they are saved because they say they believe. They may go to a church once in a while.
You will know them by their fruits which are:
●A major fruit of the counterfeit is ignorance of God’s word, with no interest in knowing it. ●No interest in deep, long study of the word, prayer, fasting, denial of self and taking up one’s own cross. ●You will know them by the fact that little has changed in their lives since they “believed.” They live for self. ●You will know them by the fact that they have no fear of the Lord.
●You will know them by the words they speak and the way they speak. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34)
●You will know them by all the fruits of the flesh as listed in Galatians 5:18-21. They are:
“Lusts, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions and heresies, envy, revelries.”
These are the people to whom our Lord will say: ●“Depart from Me, I never knew you.” (Matthew 7:21-23) ●These are the people who do not have enough “oil in their lamps” (Matthew 25:3) ●These are the people who presumed they would be saved on their good works and to whom our Lord says at the Great White Throne Judgement – “Anyone not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.”(Revelation 20:15)
Our Lord talks of the “resurrection of damnation.” (John 5:28-29) This is the end for the fake Christian and the unbeliever.
My friends, you need to be born-again from above by the Spirit of God, through the shed-blood, the cross and water. This means that the essence of “you” dies and you become a “new-born creation.” Believing is not enough. “Even the demons believe and shudder at their future.” (James 2:19)
►Anyone with any doubts about their own salvation or what it actually constitutes, please click on the link at the top right of this website, entitled “Salvation.”
Some inheritance and destination details:
Where are our new heavenly mansions? They are not on the earth. They are in heaven which will be our abode and headquarters, from which we will rule and reign in the whole universe. (John 14:2-3)
Our Lord said that He was “going away” to prepare our dwelling places in heaven. The abode of the tribulation saints is the earth. Just that alone proves two distinct destinations and inheritances.
What will your future body look like? Will you have any choice in the matter?
It’s not exactly clear, but some people maintain that we will have a choice in our appearance up to a degree. We must remember that we will be in an environment of total holiness and purity.
Our future eternal bodies will be set at about 30 years old. Medical science has recently discovered that DNA stops ageing at about 30. This is also more or less the time our Lord was crucified and rose again.
Okay – that’s not cast in stone – but I like it a lot, barely being able to walk these days!
We will maintain our essential identities and major characteristics, but our eternal future state will be purified and perfect.
We will differ from each other based on our works done while alive on earth and in response to God’s call and leading. (1 Corinthians 15:40-42, 1 Corinthians 3:12-14)
Part of our inheritance will be the rewards represented as crowns in some verses and as gold, silver, precious stones in others. There will be loss of reward for the times we were dumb turkeys.
Some people will be given greater authority in the resurrection than others, again based on their diligence and obedience to God’s word and call now.
The grand, glorious amalgamation:
At the end of time as we know it, which will be at the end of the Millennium, huge changes will take place. This present earth will be destroyed and re-made into something so spectacular and glorious we can’t even imagine it. The heavens (all the stars of the universe) will also be renovated.
Every single trace, spiritual and otherwise of sin and evil will be destroyed from the entire universe. It will be pure, holy and righteous forever.
This will be when all the unbelievers of all ages finally appear before God and are cast into hell.
This will be when saved Gentiles and Jews of all ages / dispensations come into one new, eternal dimension and purpose, amalgamated by our Lord with one purpose and with Him. This is called the “eternity of eternities” and we have no idea of the glory that lies ahead!
All people will have resurrection bodies. So the tribulation saints finally end up just the same as the true church. The unbeliever will also receive bodies that live forever, but will be imprisoned forever.
God knew all these things long ago and planned it all. He even knew, before the foundation of the earth, that you would become one of His own and then predestined it to be so. By the way, predestination is not that difficult to understand.
Predestination is based on God’s foreknowledge – simple. It’s like this: If you knew that your neighbour, who is an obnoxious pig now, would get saved next week, you wouldn’t greet him with “oink, oink” now, would you?
Numbers 14:21 “As I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.”
Hell – the inheritance of unbelievers
All humans live forever. All will see God. All unbelievers will have a glimpse of this universal glory from the dock of the Great White Throne courtroom. All unbelievers will retain and perhaps be given full knowledge like us. BUT it will be too late.
Their horror is that they will be imprisoned in the dungeon of hell for eternity, unable to escape the dark clutches of Satan, his demons and fallen angels. They will be in a supernatural prison of untold horror.
Can you imagine the horror of suddenly knowing all things and suddenly realising how wrong you were when the truth was right before you and you rejected it?
At the end of the day there will be few who are saved. Many who think they are are not. The problem today is that few people will pay the price – any price in fact.
Can you be saved and not believe the Bible? Can you be saved and never change your ways? Can you be saved and hang onto sinful lifestyles?
The answer is yes you can be, if your intention is to repent, reverse and change those things. If there is no intention to change, you may not have the indwelling Spirit at work in you.
Yes, of course salvation is not based on works, but if you have the Spirit of God in your heart, there will be evidences down the line.
Revelation 22:3-5 “There shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face and His name shall be on their foreheads and there shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.”
Please note the last few words of this spectacular verse above! We will reign forever!
The word “reign” as used here is Strong’s G936 = “basileuo” meaning: “Kingly power, governorship and rulership.”
How amazing is that? My friends, we have the most incredible inheritance imaginable laid up before us. In time to come, we shall reign with our Lord forever and ever!
What or who will we reign over? I don’t know – I’ll tell you when we get there. But do remember that there is a whole universe out there!
Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall pursue me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
I took this picture of a section of Lone Creek Falls in the forests of Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!