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●Iran is rising up with threats of war against allies – the US and Israel. Re-imposed sanctions on Iran have led to this. It could get out of hand quickly. Well worth keeping a beady eye on!
●Turkey warns the US over its sanctions on Iran!
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 397: December 26th 2017.
Great deceptions to come!
Don’t ever turn the other cheek to deception and error!
The Bible reveals just what sort of deceptions are coming in these last days.
Great masses of people will be swallowed in the coming deceptions. It will be like never before or ever will be. Many will be spiritually cuffed and imprisoned by these things.
But many will stand strong too, and be quite safe. Forewarned is forearmed.
Many of the great deceptions will occur in the tribulation period but some are around now as forerunners...strengthen your guard.
Yeshua warns five times in a single end-time discourse of arising, intensifying deception as the day approaches. (Matthew 24:4-12)
End-time deception in a nutshell:
Teachers, ministers and leaders will speak in the name of God, great things, which will be empowered by Satan in disguise. The greatest deceptions to come will be from within the church. Some of it will even contain demonstrations of the supernatural.
The religion of Adam and Eve was the “Fig Leaf” religion. That was man-made religion, and it was rejected by God. He Himself provided the sacrifice for their sin. The religion of Adam, Babylon, Rome and the final world religion are all united in that they are man-made...truly Satan-made counterfeits.
The end-time world religion is referred to in the Bible as “Babylon the Great,” Its final manifestation will be a mixture of world religions. Remember that the word, Babylon means “mixture.”
The end-time political world is also referred to as Babylon the Great and just like religious Babylon will include the new-world order or system mixed together.
When you try to mix the things of God with Satan, God always walks out!
Truth emanates from the Spirit of God and filters into the spirit of man. The soul of man is not renewed at the new-birth and must be worked on as we go. But the soul often tries to replace and imitate the spirit’s wisdom.
James 3:15 “This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual (soulish), demonic.
In this incredible verse above, we see a powerful satanic progression. It goes from the world to the soul to the demonic! Note that well. The progression is downwards!
The progression of truth is from the Spirit of God to man’s spirit and through to the soul.
The word of God is the only instrument that can separate between what is soulish, worldly, demonic and spiritual. It even discerns between thoughts and motives.
Adam, the world, and the number of his red blood:
●Adam’s blood was red. After his fall it carried the curse of God into all mankind and the world.
In Bible numerics, four is the number of the world.
Isn’t it surprising that four is also the number of blood and 44 is the number of Adam!
●Blood: Strong’s H1818 “Dam” The name “Adam” is derived from this.
●Red: Strong’s H 122 or 119 “Adom”
Red is the colour of humanity, flesh, blood, sin, fire and hell. Red is associated with four, (the world) and six. Red is the colour of the unsaved.
The colours blue andpurple:
●Blue is the colour of God. It is the colour of the sky representing heaven and deity. Blue is the colour of royalty and kingship. The colour of Israel as seen in its flag and other national symbols is blue. It is associated with the numbers, seven and eight – both godly numbers.
●Purple is red and blue mixed together.
●Purple then represents the true believer, being Adam, now saved and filled with Gods Spirit.
We’re going somewhere very important with this!
Have a look now at these two verses below and tell me what’s missing in the Revelation account:
Exodus 28:8 (God’s instructions for the priestly garment) “The intricately woven band of the ephod shall be of gold, blue and purple and scarlet thread.”
Revelation 17:3-5 “I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of the names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls...On her forehead was written ‘Mystery Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and the abominations of the earth.’”
The verse above speaks of the massive Babylon-born Catholic church and others like it. It speaks of the great end-time harlot - the false church.
Notice that “blue” is missing.
But this church is adorned in purple, and purple is blue and red together. Do you see it? Purple with no blue in it is a lie, a counterfeit! That’s the great giveaway!
This great end-time ecumenical world-church looks like and sounds like the real thing, but it is a satanically charged fraud! It has no Spirit of God.
This great end-time church of deception is one with unredeemed Adam, his cursed blood, and the world-system backed by Satan – This church is a red whore! (Red is also the colour of prostitution!)
The final great end-time battle will be between purple with blue missing (a lie) and purple with blue in it (the truth)!
The final great end-time battle will be between a whore and a bride!
It most certainly will include the Catholic church, all ecumenical churches and others that have rejected the full operation of the Spirit of God. It will include some internet ministries.
The Jezebel deception:
This is a very specific deception described in the Bible, within the end-time church. Let’s have a look at the name:
Jezebel: Strong’s, H348, “Iyzebel”, meaning: Baal exalts, wickedness.
Baal: Strong’s H1168, meaning “lord.”
The name in Hebrew is “Izevel”, meaning mixture of wickedness.
One of the Greek terms for her name means “false teacher.”
Baal was the Babylonian name. Zeus was the Greek name, also a name for Satan.
Jezebel was notorious for promoting the worship of Babylonian gods, including Baal / Zeus in Israel. Her conduct was disastrous for Israel.
The marriage of the heathen Jezebel to Ahab, the king of Israel, was the first time that a king of Israel “mixed” himself by covenant with a heathen princess of evil! Jezebel was known to have no fear of God.
So, the name means: One who is exalted by a lord (Satan) who is full of wickedness and deception and false teaching. The Jezebel spirit always tries to usurp God’s authority. This spirit operates mostly in women, but is also prevalent in male leadership.
The Jezebel spirit may attract hordes of false prophets.
The end-time Jezebel spirit is closely associated with the false spirits of Babylon, the Catholic church, other orthodox churches and all that are devoid of the Spirit of God.
Let’s paint the end-time picture:
The Revelation portrays huge end-time deception as seen in a scarlet woman riding a scarlet beast. She is the mother of all harlots. This means that the entire end-time, false, ecumenical, world church has one mother or source – the great whore of Babylon. (Revelation 17)
Revelation 18:24 “In her was found the blood of prophets and saints and of all who were slain on the earth.”
In the verse above we see that this end-time false religion is a mass murderer. It always has been that way! The Catholic church has more blood on its hands than Hitler! But note that this satanic church murders the true prophets and saints of God.
Satan will operate through the occult, paganism, supernatural signs and wonders, the calling down of fire from heaven and much more.
Don’t accept any form of fortune telling into your life. Satan’s invisible destiny for you is hidden in his servants like fortune tellers, clairvoyants and all who meddle in the occult. Don’t mess with these things or you will be opening the door to more!
We will see many miracles – real miracles in the church – done by Satan, producing great deception.
Revelation 18:23“By your sorcery all the nations were deceived.”
Revelation 12:9 “The great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the devil and Satan (not Nibiru) who deceives the whole world.”
Supernatural signs are no guarantee of truth. The devil himself works through signs and wonders, because he knows it’s such an easy method of deceiving so many people. And he knows so many people are susceptible to it because of their lack of the Spirit and shallow beliefs.
Beware of the transfer of spirits. The spirit in the one who you submit to, and give yourself to, can transfer into you. We see this tragically, in the transfer of demonic generational curses from one generation down to the next in entire cultures and ethnic groups through history.
It can be positive as well. If your chosen teacher was or is on fire for our Lord in a radical way, it will rub off on you as well.
End-time heresy and other deceptions:
2 Peter 2:1-2 “There will be many false prophets among you and false teachers who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord...Many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the truth will be blasphemed.”
Heresy: Strong’s G139 “Heiresis.” Meanings: choice of opinion, choose selectively to captivate.
The nature of heresy is found in the meaning of the word. It means “to choose selectively.” In other words, biblical heresy is not complete error. It is selective error!
It chooses bits and pieces of scripture and takes them out of context to suit the make up a false doctrine. This is why it is so dangerous. It’s got half the truth in it!
Biblical deception damages the word of prophecy, and the word of God in the eyes of many.
The great, cursed Nibiru deception is coming back. The fool flat-earthers are gaining idiot- demon inspired followers. All designed to make a fool of the church!
Satan cannot defeat the word of God, but he tries. So if you throw the word out, or don’t know it well, you are effectively defenceless.
A Christian without the Bible or the Bible selectively believed will always be a half-baked believer. He will always be half lost and always double minded. He will always be drawn up and down at the same time.
There are only two sources of supernatural revelation: God and the devil – no other. One will ultimately bless you and the other, curse you.
Deuteronomy 18:10 “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, or one who practises witchcraft (divination), or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells or a enchanter, or a spiritist or one who calls up the dead.”
The original word “divination” in the verse above means “python” – a “strangling” spirit.
The word “Enchanter” in the verse above is often used in association with music to get people under Satan’s spell and control, but it has a deeper meaning.
“Enchanter,” Strong’s H 5172, “Nachash.” Meanings: To hiss or whisper a magic spell. It also means to read from or into signs or omens.
This is prevalent today. People often read far too much into signs and so-called signs, and sometimes no signs, coming up with all sorts of garbage.
Acts 8:9-10 “There was a certain man named Simon, who previously practised sorcery, claiming that he was someone great, to whom they all gave heed, saying this man is the great power of God.”
Notice in the verse above that the people thought this was a great man of God. But he was a corruptor of the truth, yet many followed him.
In 2 Timothy 3:1-8 we see an end-time description of two men, Jannes and Jambres who withstood Moses with deceiving signs and wonders. This means that in the last days, the battle will again be in the supernatural with satanic signs and wonders.
But have a look at what their names mean:
Jannes: Strong’s G2389 Meaning: He vexed. Jambres: Strong’s G2387 Meaning: Deceptive healer.
A “vexing” spirit is a deceiving spirit. There will also be “deceptive healings” in the last days.
You must divorce Satan. It must be a severe and serious action. The curse is revoked through the cross, but you must apply it and do it and walk free. It must cost you. Burn any literature of the occult including idols and objects of contact.
You have the means to escape the satanic invasion – use it.
“It’s our culture”!
Many nations and ethnic groups have a visible identifiable culture. Some things are harmless and others not. Culture is closely associated with worship and in many cases is the actual source of generational curses.
The culture of sin is a lot more involved than most people think. The word “culture” comes from two root words: “worship” and “work.” These are the main elements of a culture. So when we talk about the culture of sin – it is the worship of it and the work done in practising it!
Behind all illegitimate culture is a terrible controller – the devil himself. Control is his objective.
Isn’t that what Satan wants with us? He wants to get control of our religion, our beliefs and our property which is our body.
Lessons for the last-days:
Error is a spirit. It is alive. Like all living things it wants acceptance and not rejection. It does not want to be banished or thrown out, but it must be!
●Lesson: Know the voice of the Spirit of God, learn discernment of spirits.
●Lesson: Truth and error travel the same highway. Learn to identify both.
●Lesson: Do not mix truth with error. Satan’s purposes end in corrupted truth when let in.
●Lesson: Keep your eyes looking in the right places and not the wrong like signs in the sky.
●Lesson: Note how easily the masses are deceived and strengthen your armour.
●Lesson: The deceivers deceive, whether they intended to deceive or not.
●Lesson: Know your Bible well and keep it in dispensational context.
●Lesson: Know all the “doctrines of Messiah” as revealed in Hebrews 6:1-2 and related verses.
●Lesson: Note the 100% failure rate of rapture predictions and in fact all YouTube predictions.
Believing a lie and giving yourself to it, dumbs you down. When you continue to follow teachers making false predictions, you are injuring yourself spiritually. Gradually you become blinded too.
A person who claims to hear from God and really does, is easy to spot. He is soft and broken towards God and the things of God, hard and impenetrable to the devil. He is quick to recognise error and repent. He would be absolutely broken and shattered if he knew that he had led the people of God astray in any way. (And yes I am mindful of these things for myself too.)
A collection of biblical end-time warnings:
●“False prophets will arise and deceive many, and because of lawlessness the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:10-11)
●“False christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders.” (Matthew 24:24-25)
●“Many will come in My name, saying ‘I am He’” (Luke 21:8)
●”In the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)
●“Let no one deceive you by any means.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
●“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11)
●“Test all things; hold fast what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
●“Evil men and imposters (magicians) will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. As for you, continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.” (2 Timothy 3:13)
●“Such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Messiah, and no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into and angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-14)
●“I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in amongst you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves, men will arise speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves, therefore watch and remember that for three years, I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:29-31)
You can’t build on a foundation of error. No matter how fancy your “building” is, if it is built on numerous incorrectly applied and interpreted verses, it will fail and fall and hurt many.
Isaiah 9:15-16 “The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.”
Jeremiah 29:8-9 “Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘Do not let the prophets and diviners in your midst deceive you, nor let them listen to your dreams, for they prophecy falsely to you in My name. I have not sent them’, says the Lord.”
Jeremiah 23:32 “Behold, I am against those who prophecy false dreams, says the Lord, and who tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them...”
Moving forward in Christianity is all about trust in the truth. In fact, faith and trust are very closely associated. You must know and trust by faith those who are in the truth.
Beware of those who have been in gross error and not repented, who are now calling for people to walk in unity and love with them, accepting their unrepentant error as though it’s all nothing.
An unrepentant teacher will produce progressively more off-track deception in the future. Mark those words!
Deception causes division! The main agent of deception is false teachers. Truth unites, not error.
In these days, you need discernment like never before.
Truth can be the bait to get you to believe the lie. Satan uses truth to achieve his evil objectives.
Love can be a deadly thing when truth is removed from it!
Truth is right. It is clean and holy. It is enduring and it succeeds. It refreshes and inspires. All truth and wisdom comes from the fear of the Lord and produces rest and peace.
Error and deception is wrong. It is dirty, unholy, and temporary, and ends in failure, dejection and confusion. All error comes from a lack of the fear of the Lord.
All deception comes from either pride or ignorance or both. Shallow believers, ignorant of God’s word and who remain so for too long, are prime candidates for deception.
I took the background picture of a quiver tree in the Namaqualand Desert, turned it blue and texturised it, and then I added the other tree and the lion.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 396: December 19th 2017.
Biblical beauty corresponds to holiness and glory!
Girls and guys – your beauty is fading! Or is it?
As we head into an increasingly ugly world full of pride, hate and war, it’s extremely important to know and understand the other side of the picture.
Beauty: Strong’s H1927 – “Hadarah”. Meanings: Beauty, holiness, adornment of glory.
“Adornment of glory!” What a wonderful term. It means glory itself is wearing beauty like a robe!
Glory: Strong’s H3519 – “Kabowd.” Meanings: Weight, heaviness, honour, dignity, splendour.
Do you know that glory is “heavy” and “weighty?” The Bible talks of a “weight of glory.” (2 Corinthians 4:17) Part of its weight comes from its wonderful adornment of pure beauty!
Biblical beauty can also be described as: Graceful, exquisite, spotless, clean, immaculate, flawless, alluring, desirable and charming.
The great transition or the great tribulation!
Thank the Lord for evolution! Okay, before you start sending me emails – read on! We are evolving from the corruptible, to incorruptible – pure beauty! The final transition will be in a spectacular flash – a twinkling of an eye!
So ladies and gentlemen, when you look in the mirror and spot a new spot, wrinkle or more grey hair, bear in mind that a transition is actually taking place right now, on the other side of that dumb mirror.
Once we’re in eternity do you know how many wrinkles, spots, warts and old-age signs you will have? None is the right answer! Don’t make a doctrine out of this, but it is widely held that we will have bodies that will be around 30 yrs old or so in appearance. They will be perfect, have some recognisable characteristics and features of our present form, and be forever beautiful.
Do you know that you are going to be forever beautiful and you won’t need makeup? Do you know that you’ll never get old, cranky, crabby, cantankerous, grumpy, grouchy, ratty, tatty and rubbishy ever again?
Even now the transition is taking place behind the scenes, a progression to glory is being written up in your eternal book, and it’s just like the metamorphosis of a worm to a spectacular eternal butterfly.
Spare a prayer and a thought for all those who will miss the glorious transition called the rapture and go straight into the tribulation, warts and all, to meet the devil. They will change too – for the worse and then end in hell at the end of it all, for their reward!
What a worm you are!
“Tola” was the name of one of the judges of Israel. The name means “Crimson worm.”
This worm, the Tola, is extremely rare and unique. It attaches itself to a dead tree and then becomes a hardened shell. The young are hatched under this shell of protection. It “dies” three days later, oozing crimson blood, which suddenly turns pure white and it falls to the ground.
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
Psalm 22:6 “I (Lord) am a worm and no man...”
The original word used in the verse above is not the normal word for “worm,” it is this word “tola!”
Do you see the profound, prophetic significance of that one verse above?
What a worm – indeed!
A kingdom pearl:
One of the beautiful “kingdom” parables is found in Matthew 13:45-46. It reveals the story known as the “Pearl of great price”! It’s about a person who finds a pearl of great value, then sells everything he has so he can buy the pearl.
The story is about the sight and recognition of true eternal value. Salvation is free, but it will cost you nothing or everything afterwards. The one who pays no price, gets nothing in terms of eternal reward. The one who pays all that he has will get great eternal, beautiful value!
Do you see the great value in all that is of the kingdom of God? Do you see how valuable you really are? Do you see your enormous potential that will be eternal? Beloved brethren, it is so, so worth paying the price to advance in the things of God!
John the Apostle had a very close brotherly love relationship with our Lord, but when he was on Patmos and confronted by the risen Messiah, he “fell at His feet as dead”. (Revelation 1:17) I absolutely love that. It speaks of seeing beautiful glory with new kingdom eyes!
The last the world saw of Messiah was a dead man on the cross. To believers He appeared, resurrected many times, but to them alone, not to any unbelievers.
The powerful message in that is that it takes sight and belief of the resurrection to be saved and then to move into deeper things.
Romans 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Yeshua and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
We must have a vision of the true risen Lord of glory, and God, holy, eternal, almighty, and the judge of all.
Stop and think for a minute. Everyone is going somewhere all the time. You are advancing in the things of God with corresponding reward coming, or you are advancing in the world with corresponding loss of reward coming.
What is the absolute pinnacle of your life, your greatest achievement in your world? Well, it’s like dung compared to the excellence of the knowledge of Messiah. (Philippians 3:8) What is the greatest dream you have?
If it’s not with God leading you it will be as valuable as cow dung.
The incredible importance of the word of God in your life:
The word of God discerns and analyses even your thoughts and intentions. What the Bible will do in you is dependent on how you receive it and how important you make it.
Matthew 22:31-32 “Have you not read what was spoken to you by God...”
The real big thing for me personally, apart from Bible prophecy is the doctrines of stability and endurance. These things only come by long, dedicated, Spirit inspired study of God’s word.
God’s word is an infinite, inexhaustible resource for your soul and spirit. It is an indispensable, all important resource. That’s why so many have cast it aside – Satan hates the Christian’s victory.
When you separate God from His word, what you have is God and your word and no power or authority.
Be very careful of any teacher that questions the authority and veracity of God’s word – especially the well established major doctrines. What will happen is they will end up rejecting part of God’s word and creating a new man-made-doctrine that is distorted.
The great authority killer in a teacher is seen when he falls into deception.
What is the major sign of the authority of God in a teacher / leader? It is the fear of the Lord. Does he inspire in you and create a holy fear of God?
The opposite of the fear of the Lord is pride and presumption. It assumes a trust in self!
Sometimes when you listen to a preacher or teachers you feel quite safe. Sometimes though, you feel a disquiet, and uneasiness and feel the need to be on your guard – and rightly so.
Let me tell you also, that sometimes the safe teacher goes off track and then further off track and becomes an unsafe teacher. And of course the opposite happens sometime too.
Continuing error is a discredit to God, a sign of pride and a lack of repentance.
Some ministries are what we would call “deceivers of the brethren.” They never get tired of proclaiming lie after lie.
Many churches today are irrelevant. They teach their favourite, “safe” doctrines over and over and avoid the “hard sayings” and verses dealing with the “severity of God.” They have doomed their flock to be carbon copies of their own half-baked, blind selves. Paul said, “I have not shunned to preach to you the whole counsel of God.” (Acts 20:27)
2 Corinthians 5:11 “...Knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men.”
Our reward state will be eternal. It will be in a sin-free, Satan-free environment forever. It can only be described as pure beauty.
2 Corinthians 3:18 “We all with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Next time you look in a mirror, bear in mind that you are seeing the beautiful “glory of the Lord!”
But there are two sides to the story of eternal reward. One is not very nice!
A Christian life lived out in worldliness and the pursuit of all the world has to offer, will result in loss of eternal reward in the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 3:15) On top of that, those who pursue the world automatically come under its domain and influence in many areas.
Living for the world creates stress, burn-out and gives you temporary highs like a roller-coaster. But it enslaves you and blinds you to your calling and the things of God.
It makes you an enemy of God in many respects. It gives you the reward of the world – empty and hollow. The world will give you its love only to trap you, and then when it has you in its grip, it will hate you. It shows you Satan’s true colours.
Thankfully, many times when you see the world and the spirit of it, you get tired of it and want out. If you don’t see the world for what it is, you must then embrace it and make it your home, because that’s all you have. You have to make it better, but at end of the day it will kill you!
Do you think you’ve done well in your walk through the world? If it has been without the leading of the Lord, I have a nasty surprise for you:
Luke 19:26 “To everyone who has, it will be taken away...”
The word “heart” in Hebrew consists of two letters: Lamed ל and Beyt ב. “Lamed “means, “to have authority”, while “Beyt” means “house or tent”. So the picture meaning of “heart” is the one with the voice of authority in his own home or being.
When that “voice of authority” in your own life is actually the voice of the Spirit of God – you are on the right track!
The heart has a voice of authority deep inside. When we love the Lord with all our heart, something changes and leads us. Before salvation, the Bible says in Genesis 6:5-6 “...Every imagination of the heart of man was only evil continually.”
Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”
Matthew 12:34 “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
Proverbs 27:19 “As in water, so his face is revealed, so, a man’s heart reveals the man.”
What consumes most of your time and your thinking? That’s who you are!
We are not saved by works, but we will have our work assessed and evaluated for reward or loss of reward.
1 Peter 3:3-4 “Do not let your beauty be that of the outward adorning of hair, wearing of gold or fine clothing; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
What did you do with your life? What is your life? Where is your heart? When it’s over, what is your epitaph? What is of true importance is; what does God think of your life, and what has He written with His great pen in your book of life?
Philippians 3:20-21 (Amp)“We are citizens of the state and homeland which is in heaven, and from it we earnestly and patiently await the coming of Messiah as Saviour, who will transform and fashion anew, the body of our humiliation to conform to and be like the body of His majesty and glory...”
2 Corinthians 5:1-2 “We know that if our earthly house (body) is destroyed, we have a building from God, not made with (human) hands, eternal in the heavens. We groan now, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven.”
The world’s failure:
There are three things the world can’t do: ●It can’t get rid of sin. ●It can’t create righteousness (right standing with God) ●It can’t create a resurrection to a new world.
So the world must deny and rename and neutralise sin. It must say that being a good world-citizen is its “righteousness.” It must create a new world order in which sin is irrelevant, because it doesn’t exist in their eyes.
The world can’t create a true resurrection so it must say that resurrection is arising to a new-world thinking! Their “resurrection” is in seeing their world of globalised values through their eyes!
A new proud world is its greatest work!
The way to be “perfect” in Satan’s world is to be one with its sinful world of sin.
God speaks to us as believers and says:
1 Peter 1:16 “Be holy, for I am holy.”
Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
Exclusively through the new-birth, we have been made “holy” and “perfect” in our spirit. We then work that which is on the inside through to the outside.
The world can never do that because it does not have those things in their hearts to begin with.
The beautiful glory to come:
Proverbs 4:18 (Amp) “The path of the uncompromisingly just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more – brighter and clearer, until it reaches its full strength and glory in the perfect day.”
Psalm 96:9 “O, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him all the earth.”
Psalm 16:11 “...At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He made everything beautiful in its time. He has put eternity in their hearts...”
2 Corinthians 4:16-17 “We do not lose heart, even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (beauty)”
We are being weaned from the temporal to the eternal; from being corruptible to pure incorruptible, eternal, immortal, glory, which will never fade or wither. The beautiful kingdom of God is here already in our hearts by the new-birth and it is still to come in fullness. We are being weaned from this temporary seen world, to a new world, unseen as yet – more real and far more glorious and perfect than we could imagine!
We grow in spiritual stature, authority and value as we look to this new world which we cannot see. But we do see with our spiritual eyes.
We can and must be partakers of its holy fruits now.
The ugly kingdom:
Ezekiel 28:17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour; I cast you to the ground...”
The above verse speaks of the fall of Lucifer. He had a heart of pride because of beauty!
The following words from the Bible describe some of the characteristics of the kingdom of this world, which will follow through into eternal hell: Ugly, beastly, monstrous, frightful, unholy, un-lovely, depressing, ghastly, horrendous, horrible, repulsive, worthless, and wretched.
Setting your eyes on this world for fulfilment is your biggest mistake ever!
Beautiful people, princes, paupers and VIP’s
We all have a desire to succeed. If you set your heart, mind and soul to succeed in the things of God, led by His Spirit, you are doing very well.
1 John 2:17 “The world is passing away and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
The Prophetic Scroll has been a great success. I would like to offer honour where due. I have had great support in many ways from:
Joanne Smith (New York), Ed Gillan (Los Angeles), brothers Norman and Chris Abraham of Phantom Technologies (South Africa), Stan Fourie (South Africa).
I’ve had thousands of emails of thanks and support from all over the world and received more wonderful testimonies than you can imagine. It really is an inspiration to see so many doing so well in the Lord and many more new believers just starting out.
It has also been a real pleasure to see the expansion of The Prophetic Scroll into the eastern nations of the world.
It has been an honour and privilege from our Lord to be able to stand with and for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews.
As you would expect, I’ve also had some hate mail, and vicious attacks, but they’re not even worth mentioning.
Here are some amazing verses of encouragement:
Isaiah 62:11 “Say to the daughter of Zion, surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him.”
Colossians 3:24 “Know that you will receive the reward of the inheritance for your service to our Lord.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8 “There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only, but to all who have loved His appearing.”
Hebrews 10:35 “Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.”
Hebrews 11:6 “...He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
1 Peter 5:4 “When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.”
Revelation 2:10 “...Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me to give to everyone according to his work.”
I created the piece of paper and merged some sackcloth into it while it was drying. I photographed it and superimposed the background baobab tree and flower over it all.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 395: December 12th 2017.
Embassies of more nations are now announcing they are moving to Jerusalem, which is an act of recognition of the city as the capital of Israel. This does have huge implications prophetically. Do not neglect to read this entire edition. It is much more important than you may think!
Is this the beginning of the “shaking of all things” leading to the tribulation period, a peace covenant, the coming temple, and of course the rapture? It could be! It most certainly brings the entire end-time picture into focus, shining the spotlight on it, and thrusting it onto centre-stage.
The great awakening is gathering momentum!
What is happening now is the sceptre of wickedness, (Islam) over Jerusalem, the rod of its authority, is being broken. (Psalm 125:3) The nation born in a day – Israel, (Isaiah 66:8) and its eternal city is travailing before its spiritual birth. And before the male Child – Yeshua, arrives and begins His glorious work amongst the Jews.
Is your church enlightening you on these issues? If not, it’s high time to awaken to the Spirit of God, hear His word and do His will. Beloved brethren, these things are vitally important. Spiritual forces are at work and are intensifying even now!
You will overcome, or be overcome in these coming times! You must have a solid, strong foundation to stand in the coming storms.
End Time Jerusalem:
The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a landmark milestone, and watershed. It is the beginning of the end-time prophecy train. It is a great sign to be noted...a true sign of the times.
Amongst other things, it shines the spotlight on God’s truth and the veracity of His word. It identifies His enemies in the world and in the church and brings them out into the open!
The Trump decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has “doomed the peace process,” say the Palestinians, and many of their puppets, the world’s leaders. Actually, when you think about it they are quite right, but they won’t like what I’m about to say and neither will many churches!
The world-peace process is doomed! True godly peace is now coming – on the wings of the destruction of the world’s useless efforts to create Middle Eastern peace, and world peace, which flies in the face of God’s way to peace.
The name “Jerusalem” comes from two root words: “Jeru” and “Shalom”. Jeru means “king” and Shalom means “peace”. The Hebrew name: “Yerushalayim” means: “The foundation of peace”.
Jerusalem is referred to as “The city of God” in the Bible. (Psalm 46:4, Psalm 48:1-3)
Jerusalem is also referred to as the city of David in the Bible. (2 Samuel 5:7) David is a type of our Lord and Saviour.
Jerusalem is also referred to as the city of Zion in the Bible (1 Kings 8:1) “Zion” means fortification.
Jerusalem is also referred to as “the city of the Great King”, “the city of peace”, “and the stumbling stone of the nations” in the Bible.
If we put this lot together we have:
Jerusalem is the city of the King of peace, the foundation of peace, the city of God, the city of the Great King, the city of David, the city of Zion and the city over which the nations shall stumble! What sort of incredible city is this?
It is the city of huge prophetic significance in reality and in type.
God moved His Embassy to Jerusalem long ago!
God chose Jerusalem and He inscribed His name upon the city.
Isaiah 49:16 “See, I have inscribed you (Jerusalem) on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.”
But why did God place His “Embassy” in Jerusalem and why did He choose that old city?
Was it because the Jews are chosen and are special? Was it because that’s where so many biblical things occurred? Was it because the city itself is special?
No sir- none of the above!
Do you think the Jews are special? Here is what God thinks of His chosen people the Jews:
Jeremiah 17:1 “The sin of Judah (Jews) is written with a pen of iron, with the point of a diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altar.”
The “point of a diamond” in the verse above refers to the hardness of this engraving instrument, which also speaks of the hardness of Israel’s heart. This deadly pen does not write on paper or papyrus. It engraves on Jewish stone-hearts, and you can’t erase it! Or can you?
The cross of Messiah is the great eraser! It erases sin and re-writes lives. Now sins are re-written with invisible ink!
Jews – soon your sins which were like “scarlet will be white as snow” – invisible and erased! (Isaiah 1:18)
We have been “crucified with Messiah” and as such, we have a book containing clean, holy, indelible records, written with God’s diamond-tipped, fiery pen. Yes, God has been writing our autobiography every day of our lives with purity, light and truth! What a wonderful diary that will be for many!
We are the living epistles of God, known and read of all men, now and forever. (2 Corinthians 3:2)
The world has its doom written out with God’s diamond-tipped pen of fire. It is the “writing on the wall” declaring its destruction and soon-coming end. The world has no cross to erase this writing!
So, the sins of the Jews are seen by God just as they are for all others, there is no difference. God chose the Jews simply because that was His choice and He, in His foreknowledge, knew that the Jews would finally recognise Him and fulfil His calling and plan to take salvation to the nations.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “We are ambassadors for Messiah...We implore you, “Be reconciled to Messiah” (Jew and Gentile)
Ambassadors hang out in Embassies. We are the walking Embassies of God!
For us as believers, God has placed His name in our hearts by the new-birth, and Satan always tries to rip it out and destroy us.
Isn’t that just what is happening now in Israel?
God put His name In Jerusalem:
2 Chronicles 6:6 “I (God) have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people, My people – Israel.”
2 Chronicles 7:16 “Now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”
2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
When you put your name to something, you are imparting to it your authority. The Bible is Israel’s mandate and authority. If you reject that, Satan becomes Israel’s mandate for you, promulgated by the world and the world church.
The word “author” in the Bible is the same as the word for “authority.” The authority of any work is that of the author. So when we come to God’s prophetic word, we must remember that we are dealing with God’s own “breathed” word by His Spirit and that is the final authority!
God put His name in Jerusalem, with His authority, word and plan – exclusively!
What, do think God put His name in Jerusalem, but not His will and word? Do you think He put His name there with Muhammad’s? To believe that, you have to be stark raving mad in the head, or a member of the Emergent Church movement!
Because God put His name there by His authority, Satan tries to do the same:
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you..!
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Do you know why Satan stands against Israel? The answer below is indeed profound!
●Exodus 4:22 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Israel is My son, My firstborn.”
●Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him...”
Why did God choose Jerusalem?
God chose Jerusalem to be home for the Jews returning to the land. He chose it because He knew the Jews would awaken to, and recognise Yeshua their Messiah and that they would then, in the tribulation period, take salvation to the Gentile nations of the world.
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look upon Me whom they have pierced...”
Isaiah 28:16 “Behold, I lay in Zion (Jerusalem) a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation...”
But there’s a much more important and deeper reason why God chose Jerusalem.
He chose to put His name in our hearts as believers, in anticipation of our coming transformation and glorification. Jerusalem, in a sense, is in the same situation. God put His name there in anticipation of its future transformation into the glorious New Jerusalem – still to come!
Israel is still blind:
Many Jews and Christians are awakening to God’s great end-time plans, which will absolutely come to pass. “The Word cannot be broken.” (John 10:35)
But today most Jews, although positive about their land and city, can’t see why and what it’s all about.
Luke 19:42 “If you had known, even you (Jerusalem), especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now your peace (Shalom) is hidden from your eyes...because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
The “peace of Jerusalem” is still hidden from their eyes. They are still blinded by their sin.
Jeremiah 4:16-17 “Make mention to the nations yes, proclaim against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country and raise their voice against the cities of Judah. Like keepers of a field they are against her all around, because she has been rebellious against Me, says the Lord.”
But Israel will soon open her spiritual eyes, have her sins erased and be the world’s greatest evangelists!
Isaiah 62:6-7 “Watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem: Make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in all the earth.”
Jeremiah 33:16 “In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell safely, and this is the name by which she will be called: ‘The Lord our Righteousness’”
Today, people blindly follow the masses. They follow group speak, belief bias, crowd psychology, confirmation bias, and the collective consciousness of the doomed soon to be destroyed masses and their leaders the mass–media.
Many churches today follow the media’s advice and information and have written it into their stupid, band-wagon theology.
The whining, whimpering, wailing, snivel-drivel of the mass media is what influences the world. But God’s handwriting is on the wall! World, your gloomy - doom looms large!
Zechariah 12:3 “It shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away (move its boundaries) will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Joel 3:2 “I will bring all nations down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have also divided up My land.”
The world thinks dividing and sharing the land and the city will bring peace. It will bring war and judgement.
The world thinks capitulation, compromise, placating, and appeasement is how to deal with terrorists and bring peace! How can that bring peace? They will not stop the terror. Throw them out!
Is peace coming to Jerusalem?
The answer is no and yes. In the short term, war is coming in the name of peace!
God’s word declares that His will is for the salvation of the Jews, in their land and in their city, after their return, and that will ultimately bring world peace – the Millennial age.
But Satan opposes that with war and destruction first.
In the longer term, the Prince of Peace is coming with great peace. That will be at the end of the tribulation period.
Satan has his name imbedded in Islam, and like a giant Trojan horse, he forces his way into Israel and Jerusalem by occupation!
But the real occupation is by God! All other “occupations” are illegitimate. The Palestinians have created a fantasy reality, believing that Israel and Jerusalem is theirs. Because the world is of the same god, it supports that in its blindness.
Peace the world’s way brings war with God. Peace God’s way brings Satan to war with God. Ask Babylon about that!
War is coming to Jerusalem well before peace:
Jeremiah 4:7-15-16 (Amp) “Behold the enemy comes up like the clouds, his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined – destroyed! O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. Warn the neighbouring nations that our adversary is coming; announce to Jerusalem that besiegers are coming from a far country, shouting against the cities of Judah.”
We are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. It is coming – God’s way!
Isaiah 61:3 “The Lord will console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.”
By the way, USA, you can expect some sort of significant blessing to come your way now as a result of blessing Israel.
The claim of the enemies of God:
If you claim something that’s not yours is your own, and the rightful owner is standing right there, you can say that they are occupying your property. But you know that you are a thief and a liar. And just because the media supports the cause of the thief, that does not make them right. They are all of the same evil spirit!
Just to take this a step further: We as true cross bearing believers are born-again and occupied by our rightful owner God. Satan, his demons and puppets, hate that, and want to rip the cross out of us and occupy us with their devil instead!
Claiming that something is yours repeatedly does not make it your own. That was the strategy of Hitler (and of Satan.) He said: “Make the lie big, keep saying it and eventually the masses will believe you.”
How to pray for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews:
In your prayer, quote the scriptures. Make them proclamations. Write them down. Pray them with like-minded believers too. Fast and pray. Pray to keep from falling into deception; pray that God keeps your spiritual eyes open. Pray often and regularly on these things. Pray in the fear of the Lord.
Here are just a few verses to pray:
Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you (Israel), and I will curse him who curses you.”
Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper who love you.”
Psalm 129:5 “Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.”
Psalm 68:1 “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: Let them that hate Him flee before Him.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Hosea 11:10 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”
Nehemiah 2:20 “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you (descendants of the Arabs) have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. Strangers (Gentiles) will be joined to them and they will cling to the house of Jacob.”
Zechariah 8:13 “It shall come to pass that just as you (Israel) were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear and let your hands be strong.”
Isaiah 43:1 “Thus says the Lord who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by your name; you are mine.”
How to face the end-times fear-free!
A major characteristic of the great shaking soon to come is fear.
Fear is a spirit. I’m not talking about just getting a fright. I’m talking about an enduring, overhanging, tormenting fear. It actually hinders your walk with the Lord and much more.
The Bible talks of the “spirit of fear” in numerous places.
2 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and a sound mind.”
Hebrews 13:6 “The Lord is my helper, I will not fear.”
●Do you know how to be truly wonderfully fear-free? Then fear!
Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the Lord leads to life. He who has it will abide in satisfaction and will not be visited with evil.”
Please understand the incredible power in that simple verse! Do you want abundant life, a life of satisfaction? In these coming days of the outpouring of evil, do you want to be free from evil? Then fear the Lord!
Isaiah 33:6 “The fear of the Lord is His treasure.”
Are you a special treasure to God? You are not if you don’t actively fear Him!
The great bottom line in all of this is: God has chosen / Satan has chosen! Pick your choice wisely beloved brethren!
There is no neutrality or middle ground!
It’s all about what God says, thinks, has done and will do, which is fully contained in His word. That’s the beginning and end of it all!
So pick your choice – but choose carefully –you will be identifying yourself as a giant fool of the world, or a wise child of God!
There is no neutrality!
The Palestinian concerto of lies, its war of words, its hatred in the name of peace, fools the blind media and the world. Their bloodshed, hostility and contention is now clashing, and crossing swords with God: Carnage is coming.
This began as an art work with leaves “stamped” onto the canvas. I superimposed the acacia-tree sunset over the art – viola!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 394: December 5th 2017.
“I told you so”!
I once went off down a terrible dirt road in the desert, which had a “No Entry” sign at the start. Just as I got to the spot where I was trapped, there was a sign saying “I Told You So!”
The “No Entry” sign was in fact the truth and an act of love!
When God says “No Entry” don’t you think you better listen up? Sure, if you have any brains, but the great tragedy of our time is that huge amounts of people fly right past the warning signs on their way to hell. A huge number of Christians will see the same warning signs on their way to heaven and the loss of eternal reward!
The world’s child, born of Adam, “saved” by Barabbas, loved by demons...Hell’s human, is on the last stretch!
Proverbs 4:14 “Do not enter by the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil. Do not travel on its path. Turn around, away from it.”
John 14:29 “Now, I have told you, beforeit comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.”
In this edition I want to deal with two areas of “I told you so.” Firstly it is on the worldly front - the agenda of the world system to cut away from God. The second is on a deeply personal basis.
These things are vital, revealing, alerting, informing. They are announcing to you what to do. They are shining God’s spotlight on you, me and the world.
The world system:
Psalm 2:1-3 “Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and take counsel against the Lord and His anointed saying, ‘Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.”
“Bonds and cords” in the verse above speaks of the secure attachment we as believers have to the word of God and the virtues and values we are thus connected with. This is why the nations hate us, and why they “rage against the counsel of the Lord, and His family.”
Most of the unsaved don’t really reject Yeshua. They reject the fact that He is the judge and jury of their lives and the whole world. They reject the Lion, not the Lamb, and of course they reject the sacrificed and risen Lamb.
The world wants you! It wants you to think like and be like them. The elite thinking of the world wants a centralist control system. It must get rid of national sovereignty in favour of transnational federal or central control. A one-world centralist government for all nations is their end goal.
Globalism has one major common desire and that is to be amoral. To them, religion is fine if it supports their agendas.
If you won’t accept their thinking and agenda, they’ll force it on you. The danger in all of this is in not knowing what’s going on behind the scenes of the world system.
It begins with your kids and their education. National patriotism has become an enemy. The international child is now one who offers allegiance not to the state anymore, but to the greater world-agenda, which really is Satan in disguise.
Isaiah 8:10-11 “Take counsel together (nations), but it will come to nothing; speak the word, but it will not stand, for God is with us. The Lord spoke to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people.”
The Globalist Agenda:
The unbeliever is in a world of variables. He is trying to create his own god and truth, which in the end is a lie. This is why the new artificial intelligence, is such a fast growing danger. Artificial intelligence of all forms is stone dead. It is amoral.
Beware of Artificial Intelligence (AI) it is devoid of values, virtues, conscience, morality and everything of God. It is Satan’s masterpiece.
In effect it is a god of their own making – motivated by Satan.
The chief agenda of globalism is to throw out holiness and invite in sin, wickedness and evil. It is to get rid of God and welcome Satan onto the stage, disguised and in camouflage of course. They want an amoral world, but there is no such thing. There is only an immoral world.
They can’t throw out religion, but they can change it to suit their agenda.
The globalist agenda is a new one-world government, in defiance of the end of Babylon. But it also must have a one world religion because so many people are religious. Christianity will fit in with the one-world religion, and is doing so already, but it is a different Christianity of another Yeshua. It is Christianity without the cross. It is the exclusive cross of Messiah which saves, purifies and makes one truly holy, and gives new power to be even more holy.
Proverbs 28:4 “If you forsake the ways of God, you will praise the wicked.”
Their agenda involves using the mass-media as their chief agent, including social media and the entertainment world.
It affects world economics, education, and science, technology, government, military, health, law, business and religion.
Their end game is what is important. It is to create a global state of totalitarian control, by a very small group of people and eventually – one person.
World, let me tell you; mercy is here, but judgement follows if you refuse. The love of God is here, but it comes through a terrible instrument of death called the cross!
The world is not getting better:
If God is trying to make the world a better place, He is failing!
What He is doing is rescuing people out of the world, which He Himself has doomed. He is saving them into a new and perfect, glorious kingdom.
If you think God is saving the world, because that’s what you’ve been taught, and He starts shaking it and destroying it, what will that do to your faith? The Bible shows exactly this in a few places. We see people turn on God and curse and blaspheme Him in the tribulation period, because of His judgements, rather than repent. (Revelation 16:9-11)
The world has to save the world. They have no one else to save it! So who is the world’s saviour since they reject ours? It is their front-runners in all things. Believe in yourself, trust in yourself – you can do it.
The world can’t get rid of sin and can’t create righteousness. The world has no saving power through the cross and can’t manufacture it.
The world can never save itself because the world has no one to die for it and take away its sin. The world’s saviour is Barabbas, the god of democracy, wishful thinking and ultimately the devil himself!
The root of the world’s great problem is every encroaching and intensifying sin which they can’t get rid of. It can’t create holiness.
So the world talks sin away, re-names and re-identifies it, but it’s still there. The world re-defines holiness, calling what is evil - good. In that respect, the world’s agenda works for them, but they will soon meet face to face with God at the Great White Throne Judgement and be told: “I told you so!”
That’s what you call being doomed!
Psalm 146:3 “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man (human) in whom there is no help.”
Bible prophecy is a reproach to the world.
To the world, Bible prophecy has a “no entry” sign on it! But it also has the great “I told you so” sign at its end! Bible prophecy sweeps in on the wings of great destruction for the world and its sin and wickedness.
What a terrible thing to try your hardest all your life to be good and you finally end up good. But you thought an evil thought once, long ago, and that was reckoned by God to be sin. Sorryyy – you’ve just flunked the heaven-entrance test!
Didn’t you know you have to be 100% perfect always to make it into heaven? Only our Lord met that requirement and offers it to everyone - free! But only if you accept it!
By the way, Christianity can’t save you. Only the cross and shed blood of Messiah saves. If you strip out the cross, you have a religion just like all others – doomed!
End-time Bible prophecy is a distraction to all churches with their own worldly agendas.
Yes, if you cast down the truth – you will praise the wicked. (Proverbs 24:4) But here is the same principle in another powerful verse:
Hosea 4:1-3 “There is no mercy or truth or knowledge of God in the land...therefore they break all restraint and the land will mourn...”
Only the truth can set you free. The light of truth shows that people are not free, but in prison, and then shines on the pathway out. But be careful out there, don’t wait! The shackles of imprisonment are becoming huge, strong and increasingly impenetrable.
Demon invasions are increasing on almost every front! Knowing what’s coming and how to deal with it, gives you peace of mind.
On a personal level:
Genesis 3:4 -5 “The serpent said to the woman, ‘You shall not surely die, for God knows that in the day you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.’”
How many people do you know who believe God would never send anyone to hell? How many do you know who think they know all there is to know? The above verse will be one of the great “I told you so” verses when many stand before God in judgement!
“Rend your hearts” is the title of the bronze sculpture above. That speaks of setting your heart after our Lord, and it also speaks of repentance and brokenness before Him.
Today, far too many Christians have no idea what the Bible says, or how to use it and apply it. They want to be strong in the Lord, but they are food for slaughter, because they won’t obey our Lord.
Isaiah 36:5 “You speak of having counsel and strength for war; but they are vain words. Now in whom do you trust, that you rebel against Me?”
Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchmen stay awake in vain.”
Philippians 3:18 “I now tell you weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah...who set their minds on earthly things.”
These people in the verse above are “Christians.” They are not enemies of Yeshua, but of the cross!
I recall getting ready for many long journeys into the wilds, where there is no infrastructure. It took quite some time to get everything together, including extra fuel strapped to the roof of my Landy (RIP). Yet today, most people are unprepared for their journey into eternity.
Acts 20:31 “Watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” (That’s a powerful “I told you so” verse!)
Ephesians 5:6-7 “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Do not be partakers with them.”
God is jealous for you. (2 Corinthians 11:2-3) He wants His best for you! He does not want to share you with His enemy.
Colossians 2:8 (Amp) “See to it that no one carries you off as a spoil or makes you captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism, and vain deceit, following human traditions and men’s ideas of the material world and crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding the teachings of the Messiah.”
1 John 4:4-6 “You are of God and have overcome them because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. They are of the world, therefore they speak as of the world and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; by this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
1 John 5:4 “Whoever is born of God overcomes the world.”
Take stock of where you are in the Lord, with thanksgiving. It’s always good to sit back and give thanks for your salvation and your own personal experience of it. Don’t just take things for granted. Give thanks regularly in your prayer for the future glory that is laid up for you.
“Set your mind on things above and not of this earth!” (Colossians 3:2)
You see, there is an invisible hand at work trying to point us in the wrong direction. Sometimes going off the wrong way, just wastes valuable time, but sometimes it leads into a dangerous trap with far reaching consequences.
Did you know that every sin, error, false belief, of man is warned against in the Bible? This is so in all instances and in every single case, there is no exception! God has every legitimate and legal right to say “I told you so” when you stand before Him.
Being wrong is fine if you then be right!
Repentance clears the slate, but you need to know what you need to repent for. Yes all sin is removed through the cross, but repentance has many other powerful side-effects like producing humility, opening the door for more of God and the like.
Are you ready for life’s greatest journey? You’re going to go, ready or not! You can’t come back.
Death is a great divider, separator and question asker for those still here.
Revelation 19:7-9 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready...Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!”
Some “No Entry” signs:
You can’t go down the “No Entry” road with God and not end in trouble!
●Living without a conscious revelation of the cross, and no required repentance.
●Living without the full revelation of the Spirit of God and His operation in the gifts.
●All lifestyles involving sin, including general worldliness.
●All false doctrine, false prophecy and lack of Bible study.
●We are all one in God’s eyes. A loving God would never send anyone to hell.
●All forms of replacement theology.
●Everything to do with the Revelation 12 sign, Nibiru / Planet X. It is all coming back!
In all cases it’s just like our title verse says – “No Entry, turn around and go back”, but tragically in some cases its very much a case of running into curses and you can’t turn back without deliverance.
At the end of life: “I told you so” – God!
Job 20:5-7 “The triumphing of the wicked is short and the joy of the hypocrite just for a moment. His haughtiness mounts up to the heavens and his head reaches to the clouds, yet he will perish forever like his own refuse.” (I told you so – God!)
Job 8:13-14 “So are the paths of all who forget God; and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish, whose confidence shall be cut off, like those who trust in a spiders web.” (I told you so – God!)
Psalm 78:32-33 “The wrath of God came against them...In spite of this they still sinned and did not believe in His wondrous works. Therefore their days were consumed in futility and their years in fear.” (I told you so – God!)
Here are a few of the words and descriptions of hell in the Bible: Fire and brimstone, furnace, judgment by fire, fiery oven, lake of fire, eternal punishment, pits of darkness, burning wind, unquenchable fire, smoke of torment forever and ever, eternal destruction, blazing furnace, weeping and gnashing of teeth, chains of darkness.
At the end of life: “I told you so – well done!” – God!
Our title verse at the top says “I have told you so, before it comes to pass, that you might believe.”
God’s wonderful grace has told us beforehand! There is no excuse. Many will recognise that and act accordingly.
“Well done, good and faithful servant.” That will be the word of God addressed to many as they stand before Him. Many will have taken heed of the “no entry” signs in their lives, and stored up for themselves many positive “I told you so’s!”
Great reward is coming to many believers. That’s an eternally positive “I told you so!”
Proverbs 4:18 “The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.”
Please note that in the verse above we see “shining brightness” getting brighter and brighter as the coming of the Lord nears. Let that be your desire, will and reality.
Is your life getting brighter every day? That doesn’t mean there won’t be problems! It means you will be getting brighter and brighter in whatever state you are. It also means that your coming reward state will be proportionately “bright.” Wait and see!
Repentance, humility and the fear of the Lord changes God’s tune from “I told you so” in the negative, to “I told you so” in the positive!
The righteous acts of the saints make up the bright, fine linen with which we will be clothed at the marriage supper, and forever.
I took these pictures in the beautiful desert called Makgadikgadi in Botswana.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 393: November 28th 2017.
Prophetic Pitfalls and Promises:
From the mouth of God to the heart of man!
The problems come along in that transfer from God to man. God is not confused, and if we hear His voice correctly, we will transfer it to our hearts correctly and also to others.
There is absolutely no chance that the devil will not try to interfere with and confuse Bible prophecy in these days of his fast approaching demise, or, for that matter, your own growth in Messiah.
Bible prophecy can be the most exciting, nourishing and encouraging thing ever, but it can also be a mine field if the laws are not applied correctly.
In fact, in these days if you ignore Bible prophecy, or are ignorant of it, you are like a ship without a rudder, in a huge approaching storm, with rocks ahead.
Simple rules in dealing with Bible prophecy:
●Know your Bible backwards. ●No novices allowed in prophetic ministries. ●Keep things in dispensational context. ●Don’t try to make it say what you want it too. ●If the simple face-value meaning makes sense, seek no other. ●Prophecy will not contradict other verses or doctrine. ●Keep Israel in its biblical place. ●God’s word only comes to life for the humble, broken and cross-bearing seekers. ●Know the enemy well, his tactics, and ways, and stand solidly against him. ●Know the news and what’s going on especially in the Middle East. ●Know the failed predictions and why they failed. ●Immediately reject anyone who says “God told me, it’s 100% for sure,” and the like, when their predictions fail. ●Be careful of receiving prophetic interpretation from people who always get duped!
The prophet’s test:
There are numerous verses dealing with this, which I’ve dealt with many times, but here is another amazing truth.
The test of the modern prophet or watchman is accuracy. How many things has he said that came to pass? How many failed predictions has he been responsible for?
1 Samuel 3:19 “So, Samuel grew and the Lord was with him, and let none of his words fall to the ground! And all Israel knew that Samuel had been established as a prophet of the Lord.”
The verse above is truly profound and so relevant for today! Samuel was establish and recognised as a prophet because his words came to pass!!!!! Do you see how this verse applies to today? He had no failed prophecies because the Lord was in them! If they fail – the Lord is not in them!
Another sure test of a prophet / watchman is seen in how accurately he deals with the word of God. Does he twist or incorrectly apply it?
Here is a serious warning:
2 Peter 3:16 “Paul has written to you in the epistles of these things. Some are hard to understand, which those who are untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the rest of the scriptures.”
The danger of “confirmations:”
God often gives confirmation of His word – not always! Bear in mind that Satan also gives confirmation of a false word or prophecy to hoodwink believers.
Be careful of putting undue emphasis on confirmations, but don’t reject them all.
The message of 1Kings 22:5-13 is incredible indeed: Jehoshaphat inquired of the prophets of Baal if he should go to battle. Four hundred of them said – yes. But he had a check in his heart so he called on the prophet of God – one man, who said no!
Satan’s four hundred were a powerful confirmation, but all wrong! One man, God’s man, was right!
The number of deceived confirmations in agreement with you matters nothing. Learn that lesson fast! Do not follow the masses. A general rule of thumb is that the masses are wrong.
The greatest confirmation is the still small voice in your heart, as long as it lines up with the word. Being led by “confirmations” will get you into trouble.
Very often, people who seek confirmations are manipulators.
But don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Godly confirmations are of God!
False prophecy or failed predictions create doubt, discouragement and then disinterest in the subject. They destroy hope and turn people off. When your guard is down you are in danger. For this very reason, failed rapture predictions endanger many, especially new believers.
On the positive side of things, failed rapture predictions and prophecies identify who to beware of, and warn you not to trust them.
Extra biblical sources may have some validity sometimes, but be very careful. I can’t tell you how many times I heard teachers say that the constellation alignment of the computer program, Stellarium, was in the Bible. It was not!
It was presented as a “great sign” found in the Bible! It was a great lie. I’m not saying there was no constellation alignment; I’m saying there was no prophetic significance or connection at all.
Prophesy is not presumption!
Often great weight or emphasis is placed on non-Bible sources or extra-biblical signs.
Christian “prophets” with a YouTube ministry (and others) convince the gullible, time and time again to receive and follow their good-sounding errors.
The “God told me”, brigade and “its 100% for sure,” crowd were all 100% wrong and caused great confusion, discouragement and a host of problems for the body of Messiah.
I believe in a soon-coming pre-tribulation rapture. I will always watch for the signs of it coming, but I will also always watch for the word of the devil thrown in to the mix.
What for me has become infuriating is all the many, numerous date sets for Nibiru / Planet X to strike and destroy the earth. Again, it is all deception, and dangerous delusion, in this case, carrying a curse to its believers.
Here is one of the verses used by these deceived Nibiru deceivers:
Numbers 24:17 “I see Him, (Messiah), but not now: I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all the sons of the tumult. Edom shall be a possession; Seir also, his enemies, shall be a possession, while Israel does valiantly. Out of Jacob, One shall have dominion, and destroy the remains of the city.”
This in no way speaks of Nibiru / Planet X striking the earth. It speaks of our Messiah, Yeshua arising out of the Jewish people! Talk about getting it wrong!
If you lay two railway lines and they are not parallel, further down the line the separation will grow wider and wider. You need to go back to the start and get it right there.
Many giant delusions throughout church history have been built on one flawed doctrine or verse application after another, making the foundation flawed - and anything built upon it.
Lions, white horses, a donkey, a sword and a bow:
Deception is one of the major characteristics of the end-times, of which the Bible warns repeatedly.
Satan is referred to as a “lion seeking whom he may devour.”(1 Peter 5:8) Our Lord is referred to as the “Lion of the tribe of Judah, coming to devour and destroy” the world in the tribulation period. (Revelation 5:5) Both of these lions, eternally different, come to devour!
The Bible speaks of two white horses charging onto the world stage in the end-times. You don’t want to get these two mixed up!
Revelation 6:2 “I looked and behold a white horse. And he who sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”
In the verse above we see Satan (antichrist) riding onto the stage with a bow but no arrow. That’s the giveaway! He is a deceiver. His main end-time power lies in deception. He will get the masses to receive him. “He deceives the whole world.” (Revelation 12:9)
Now, we come to the true white horse rider. But firstly, He comes to Jerusalem on a donkey. The donkey is a type of the cross. It’s the donkey before the white horse. The white horse rider, who is the antichrist, has no donkey experience. He has no cross and no salvation. He only has deception as his weapon.
Now, well after the events of the cross, we see our Lord flying out of heaven at the Second Coming to complete the job.
Revelation 19:11 “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and Him who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.”
By the way, the worldwide spread of the gospel is also seen as a white horse.
The powers of light and dark:
2 Corinthians 11:14 “Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light...”
Satan is a deceiver. His “light” is in fact dark light. It is spiritual darkness masquerading as light. It is “light” without truth!
So we have a white horse rider with no cross, and light without truth for the end-time drama.
Romans 1:20-21 “Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things nature has made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so they are without excuse...They did not glorify Him as God...and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
People in darkness fall over obstacles because they can’t be seen! In spiritual darkness you can’t even see the deceptions that you are falling over!
Bear in mind that God never annoints error and those peddling biblical errors. - Never!
Revelation 13:13 “He (Satan) performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast...” Behold, I have told you before.
It is people in the dark that have no truth or understanding of it. In spiritual darkness, you will accept the devil and his ways. It will look and sound reasonable and right.
John 8:43-44 “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desire of your father you want to do...There is no truth in him.”
Tragically, most people of the unsaved world love the darkness, because they love evil, which is the fruit of Satan’s darkness.
John 3:19-20 “This is the condemnation, that light came into the world and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. Everyone practising evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
Truth stands forever:
Today, the thoughts, aspirations and dictates of modern man are a growing satanic onslaught on the church. Many churches are even supporting it. Because their error has a white-washed veneer of truth, they legitimise it all.
In the next edition I will share with you some amazing things about the fast growing globalist agenda and its concerted attacks on truth.
I often go back and re-read old books that I read in the 70s and 80s. Some like the books of Charles Finney were written 250 years ago. Some like Watchman Nee’s “Love Not the World” and others of AW Tozer and Derek Prince were written many decades ago and yet they are more appropriate for today than ever before! The truths they contain cut deeply, but also nourish and encourage.
The world is dark and getting darker fast. Many are lost and stumbling around looking for truth.
The Bible will be forever true. Man’s Spirit-less presumptions and assumptions are variable!
Do not trust what the modern world has to say. Do not trust what much (not all) of the modern church has to say. Do not even trust yourself to run your life.
Proverbs 28:26 “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks in (godly) wisdom will be delivered.”
Jeremiah 17:5-9 “Cursed is the man who trusts in man...The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind...”
Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them.”
Recent prophetic pitfalls:
Joel 2:30-32 “I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord...For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance...”
So what are these signs in the sky and when do they appear?
The verses above reveal clearly that they are signs relating to Israel, Jerusalem and the end of the tribulation period. The next few verses continue the same theme:
Joel 3:15-16 “The sun and moon and will grow dark and the stars will diminish their brightness. The Lord also will roar from Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake. The Lord will be a shelter for His people and the strength of the children of Israel.”
Do you see what the sign is? It is the sun, moon and stars growing dark before the Second Advent. And that word “before” does not mean now in the church age! It is not natural occurrences of constellation alignments!
Now let’s have a look at a prophetic abomination:
Isaiah 66:8-10 “Who has heard of such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she gave birth to her children...Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her, all you who love her.”
The above verse is one of the central, key verses used by the Revelation 12 signers to “prove” that the church is this child, to be born again in the future, in one day – the rapture! This is perhaps the worst bit of exegesis I have ever encountered.
The parallel verses destroy their doctrine! Here it is:
Isaiah 26:17-18 “As a woman with child is in pain and cries out in her pangs, when she draws near the time of her delivery, so have we (Israel) been in Your sight, O Lord. We have been with child, we have been in pain; we have as it were, brought forth wind; we have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen.”
Please note that if this is a reference to the church, it is in fact saying that the church has been a failure. No sir- it is applying to Israel, the nation born in a day. She has been a failure in not recognising her Messiah and taking that good news to the world. But we know that Israel will soon see her Messiah and be saved, as indicated in the rest of these verses and in numerous others.
But, please note that these great errors all have consequences for Israel and the Jews and their coming salvation.
Don’t tell a Jew that Isaiah 66:8 does not refer to the birth of Israel as a nation! In fact this verse and other parallel verses refer to the coming salvation of the Jews as well.
●April 2018 sees the 70-year celebrations of Israel’s birth in a day. Spectacular celebrations are being planned, centred around that verse!
The great tragedy is that many Christians, including some of you reading this now have slapped Israel in the face. You have said these verses are not for Israel they are speaking of the coming “new birth” of the church. – Garbage!
Don’t mess with or change the term “new-birth.” There are many verses that you have to change if you do.
You have interfered with the birth of Israel as a nation and their coming birth and salvation. You have not repented. You have set yourselves up to fall into the pitfall of more prophetic errors.
You are developing a most dangerous new form of replacement theology, knowingly or not.
The purpose of prophecy:
●It is to reveal Messiah and His plans, purposes and will.
●It is to shed light on the road ahead for the church, Israel, and the Jews.
●It is to shed light on the attacks and obstacles.
●It is to present grave warnings to all concerned.
●It is to light the path ahead, where to go and where not to go, and grow well and truly.
You know the adage: “You can’t keep a good man down!” Well, that is true for all Bible prophecy. So you might as well just yield to it!
It’s actually very easy to put together a few verses of scripture and make them say what you want them to, while they are not saying that at all and get others to follow you.
There are certain Christians who are immune to falling for false prophecies and big errors. It is those in tune with the Spirit of God! Deception, especially from within the church doesn’t come from people deliberately trying to deceive. It is that they are themselves deceived in the first place.
In the middle of all the turmoil stands the truth and the true believer rooted securely in a godly foundation, like a pillar in the temple and like a bright light on a dark hill.
I wish I could stress just how important it is in these days specifically to know your Bible backwards and to have a humble heart in the fear of God.
Here is one of the great prophetic promises for you:
2 Peter 1:19 (Amp) “We have the prophetic word made firmer still. Pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal, squalid, dark place, until the day breaks through the gloom and the Morning Star arises in your hearts.”
There are always two main ingredients to growth in Messiah. It is your heart - soft and broken before God. And it is your head – full of the knowledge of God.
Brokenness is a powerful thing. It let’s God’s light and truth in. You must not be soft and broken before the devil. You must keep his dark light out!
John 14:29 “Now, I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.”
Matthew 24:25 “See I have told you beforehand.” (Warnings about false prophets)
●If you are with our Lord you will be gathering with Him and His church, if not you are a counterfeit and your main fruit is scattering and causing division.
I took the background picture in the “Wolwedans” (dancing wolves) area of the Namib Desert and inserted the highly endangered Black Rhino painting done by yours truly (my old style.) If you would like to see more pictures of this incredible area and the beautiful game lodge, click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!