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Edition 348: January 25th
The error of imminence:
The error of imminence:
The doctrine of the rapture is the most exciting of all. It is highly controversial thanks to the devil’s interference in it. It has so many misconceptions associated with it as well, and all out attacks by many within the church.
The imminence is not a salvation issue, so don’t get bent out of shape about it. But do dive into the scriptures afresh with eyes of logic open. I have a far greater problem with those who deny the rapture altogether and the post-tribbers, than with those who believe in imminence.
The doctrine of imminence essentially maintains that the rapture can happen at any time, without any previous warning signs. There will be no way of knowing when it will happen, except that it will happen before the tribulation period begins.
I am in full agreement with the pre-tribulation rapture position, but not the imminent occurrence.
In this edition I’ve included a brief description of the psychological conditions of people in the tribulation period, who missed the rapture, which I’ve compiled from numerous verses.
The origin of the “imminent” doctrine:
Those who believe in the imminent rapture always say that the early church believed it would be raptured at any time without prior warning. They say that Paul himself believed he would be raptured at any time.
The key “imminence” verse is: “No one knows the day or hour of the Lord’s coming” (Matthew 24:36)
Paul writes on this saying: “Concerning the coming of our Lord and our gathering together to him, be not soon shaken...that day will not come until the falling away (Lit=departure of the church) comes first...” (2 Thessalonians 2:2-3)
And Paul also says: “The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God and the dead in Messiah will arise 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 will always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
So here we see that Paul was the author of some of the great rapture verses.
But hang on a minute, Paul could not have believed in imminence for himself, nor could the rest of the early church!
Paul was told by our Lord that he would die an old man. So how could he have been looking for an imminent rapture? Some of the early churches were told that they would die in persecution.
Many who criticise us for rejecting imminence go into the ditch on the other side and accuse us of being date-setters.
Is it in God’s character to warn before judgement? It most certainly is. So why should that situation now suddenly be any different?
So many churches, ministers and ministries are beginning to see eye to eye on these things like never before in these days.
Rapture and dispensations:
The rapture would be easier to prove as an imminent event if it was lifted out of prophetic time and seen as a separate event without anything else occurring anywhere near it, but that is not the case.
The rapture clearly ends the dispensation of the church, with a new dispensation beginning immediately. This new one is called the seventieth week of Daniel, or the time of Jacob’s trouble, or the seven year tribulation. These terms are all for the Jews and not the church.
There is no and can never be any inter-dispensation period of time. Because of the different destinies of the dead, dispensations must follow each other immediately as they did in history. For example, the Bible says that the “dead in Messiah will rise first and we who are alive will be caught up...” That is not the same destiny as the Old Covenant saints.
So, we have to see the rapture as the event ending the church age and starting the seven-year tribulation with the revealing of the antichrist. Before the tribulation as a dispensation, can even begin the “restrainer” must be removed.
I’m not getting into this in any detail here, but there is enough biblical consensus and agreement amongst students and watchers that the “restrainer” is in fact the church indwelt by the Spirit of God. He is not the Spirit of God alone, nor the church alone, but both. The Spirit of God will still be here in the tribulation, but in a limited capacity as He was during Old Covenant times.
The “restrainer” to be removed is not the archangel Michael, because he is “released” to help out in the tribulation, not taken out of the way as the restrainer is.
No one knows the day?
Does the Bible say “no one knows the day or hour of the Lord’s coming or the tribulation start?
We may not know the actual day and hour of the rapture / tribulation start, but we are most likely to know within a very short period of time. “Day and hour” is in fact a very short, specific space in time.
God will give us warnings as the day approaches.
Here are some examples of God’s warnings
Ezekiel 3:17 “I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel, therefore hear and give them warning from Me.”
Ezekiel 33:6 “If the watchmen sees the sword coming, and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned and they are taken away in their iniquity, his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.”
There are many more.
The point is that God warns. These verses relate to Israel, but as said, the rapture begins the dispensation of the “seventieth week” which is for Israel.
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons that so many oppose anything to do with the rapture and tribulation start is because it is all about judgement, and people don’t like that!
It’s the “crowd speak” and the “confirmation bias” of the group that gives them comfort and assurance that they’re okay. But the biggest problem they have made is in following each other into a fool’s paradise believing no judgement is coming.
Feeding your naive, short-sighted flock with happy promise-box verses and saying to them, “these are for you for today and for the year” is actually tremendous error when in fact great judgement is coming soon.
The all-important identification:
I heard someone ask the question: “Why would the rapture happen on a Jewish feast day when we are Christians and not Jewish?
The rapture is very much about Israel and the Jews as well! The end of the church dispensation immediately begins the dispensation where the Jews are primarily in focus and this is coming soon.
It’s very important to know and understand your spiritual heritage. Although the dispensation of the church is mainly Gentile and is about to end, we have a strong heritage and identity with those Jews who are to become tribulation saints.
Is the true church a product of Israel or Babylon / Rome / the Catholics? Its heritage is entirely of Israel, and the Jews. We all know the lineage: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who became Israel, the Jews and Messiah and the church. Well, if we trace it back the other way, we see our heritage. It is the church, Messiah, the Jews, Israel, Jacob, Isaac and Abraham.
Every one of the identities found in Babylon, Rome and the Catholics are the counterfeit!
Galatians 6:16 “As many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and the Israel of God.”
The Bible speaks of the Israel of God and the commonwealth of Israel. These are the true, saved Christians. We are of the commonwealth of Israel and not of Rome!
As such we have our identity forever merged with Israel. If your church has no Israeli, Jewish identity it is counterfeit, formed and born in Babylon / Rome.
It’s not God’s style to trip up His own children! It’s not His style to catch them out. Throughout the Bible, God warns of coming judgement. God uses many signs, symbols, parables and even hidden messages to inform us.
He uses His watchmen to watch and warn and He does all things decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40)
We are commanded to "watch, be ready and know the signs". Most churches today say, "don't watch, don't bother with these silly signs, just give us your money and you will be happy!"
The doctrine of imminence doesn’t quite add up. The Bible commands us to “know the times and seasons.” Yes, this is a broader term than “day and hour” but it still carries great importance.
What does God get out of imminence? The answer is nothing really. What does God get out of pre-warned and knowing children? He gets; readiness, holiness, watchfulness, and children in inner peace.
What if you’re wrong?
The argument used against those who are watchful in terms of signs and dates is always, “What if you’re wrong?”
It’s a very good argument, which I understand. Personally, I’m always careful with the words I use.
Firstly, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Never make these signs your central thing. Watch, pray, be ready, look at times and season, but always with an air of caution. Your central and main thing must always be knowing Him with times and seasons secondary.
“People will be discouraged if you’re wrong” they say. Well, again these are people with their eyes in the wrong place.
If you were at the train station and the schedule says the train is due at 9am and it doesn’t come, what are you to do? Well, simply, you would think it’s late and wait a bit longer. You wouldn’t get all discouraged, leave the station and go home.
It’s the same thing here. If the Lord does not come at the expected time, just wait! He’s coming soon!
Now, what if you were to go to the train station, but you had no idea when the train was coming (imminence)? Are you likely to be caught off guard? Of course you are.
Imminence will catch many off guard and not ready, while knowing when the train is coming will see many ready and prepared to step right in!
To be honest, imminence does nothing for my faith. Personally, I live in an always ready state anyway. So imminence, for me would be no big deal.
On the other hand, if I knew my Lord was coming within a short space of time that would motivate me more now than ever to be ready. But, as said, you should live ready all the time!
The plot contained in the Feast of Trumpets:
The seven feasts of the Lord have a miraculous, specific yet different message for Israel and for the church.
The seven feasts plot the course of history!
The feasts are: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles.
●Passover represents the original Passover when the children of Israel sprinkled the blood of the lamb on the doorposts. This was fulfilled in the shed blood of Messiah at the cross.
●Unleavened Bread represents holiness, the cleansing of the Jewish home and eating of matzos. This was fulfilled further by the work of the cross.
●First Fruits represents the first harvest offering to God. This was fulfilled in the resurrection.
●Pentecost represents the law given to Moses in stone, and the original birthday of Israel, as Moses came down from the mount on the first Pentecost. It was fulfilled in the law now given in our hearts by the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the church. Its fulfilment includes the dispensational change from the 69-weeks of years of the Old Covenant to the New Covenant.
●Trumpets(Rosh Hashanah / New Year) represents the warning trumpet blasts of God, the judgement of God, and a new dispensation, the seventieth week of Daniel. It is still to be fulfilled.
●Yom Kippur (Atonement) represents the wrath of God in full fury. It has not been fulfilled yet and will be in and by the second half of the tribulation period, called “the wrath of God.”
●Tabernacles represents the coming of our Lord to “tabernacle” with His people. This has not been fulfilled yet and will be at the Second Coming, which is also a dispensational change into the Millennium.
So here we have the incredible plot of history from the Old Covenant law, through the cross, into the tribulation, the Second Coming and the Millennium.
Note the last three are in red. These are the fall feasts, still to find fulfilment in future events.
I am aware that many within the churches of replacement theology reject any future fulfilment for the Jews. They are more wrong than you can imagine! They say that everything has already been fulfilled by our Lord. Of course that is true spiritually speaking, but it is not true in reality for the Jew.
An additional problem with that view is that to make all the feasts fit our Lord you have to jump around from the cross to the Second Coming and back to the cross.
God has revealed, in the feasts, the continuous plot of the ages.
So the next feast to find its fulfilment is Trumpets, the warning signs of God, which will be fulfilled in the rapture and the tribulation start.
The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) :
This feast is incredible in that it has numerous names and meanings, all of significance.
In Jewish tradition Rosh Hashanah is the universal birthday of the world. It was the day of the creation of Adam, but also the day sin entered the world. So this day is a commemoration of creation and the fall of man.
One of the numerous names of the feast is: “The feast of which no one knows the day or hour.” The reason for this is because it begins on the sighting of the new moon, which could be over a two day period.
Was our Lord giving us a hint when the rapture would take place when He said, it would be on a day that no one knows the day or hour? Can we know when it is?
Of course we can know when this feast occurs simply by looking at the Hebrew calendar. But which one will be the one of actual fulfilment?
If we could know which Feast of Trumpets, would we be violating the “no one knows the day and hour” verse? No we would not because this feast could occur on any one of two days.
How will we know which Feast of Trumpets?
Personally, I believe that God will reveal and unveil more and more things about this as we get nearer.
There will have to be a confluence of signs, symbols and events all dovetailing together. When we see that – we’ve got it! Without all the signs together, it’s back to the drawing board.
If it’s not this Feast of Trumpets, it will be the next in 2018.
Watch for all the signs starting to come together like ducks in a row. I already see dozens starting to take shape apart from those already known and evident.
Tribulation descriptions of terror:
What follows is a brief description I have put together of the psychological conditions of people in the tribulation period. I’ve compiled this from the hundreds of verses on the subject. As you read this, bear in mind that those who are taken in the pre-tribulation rapture will see none of this, and be experiencing the exact opposite of it all.
The final hours of the tribulation:
Many will have lost the desire to live. Dark demons will be all around. Many will turn against God in a futile, blaspheming rage of bitter hatred. Emptiness of spirit and soul will be magnified and multiplied.
People will see visions of shock and suddenly realise that they’re not visions! Fright, terror, deep sorrow and overwhelming fear will engulf many.
People will “see” the eternal glory of heaven, but be unable to reach it as it suddenly dims into darkness before them. Terrible torment and suffering will be the order of the day. Like a broken clay doll people will continue to live in their suffering. Suicide will be the thought, but they will not die even through trying.
Enormous supernatural events of God’s wrath will shake and rock the whole world. People will see their friend, “mother earth” turn into a whore of destruction as even the previously gentle creatures of the earth become enraged flesh eaters.
The sun will burn to such a degree that the earth will be scorched and many millions will die from its heat. Nations will become filled with hatred for each other and Israel in particular. They will become murderous killing machines.
People will realise that punishment is the reason for the judgement, but it will be too late for them. There will be many masses with them, but they will be more alone than ever before.
They will wish they had paid attention to God’s servants before when they had the chance. But they will now be paralysed in their fear.
People will see the devil and his demons and now understand why they are one with them.
Fearful tears of deep regret and shame for attacking God all their lives will engulf the people. They will wish they did non-exist. “Somebody help me” will be the call, but there will only be others in the same situation around them. Howling and crying in great despair.
The stench of fear and the flood of tears will fill these people, abandoned, alone and empty, as hell and eternal suffering approaches.
The world’s heroes, paupers and kings will all be there in the same boat. Many will find their own family members right there in the midst of the terror, screaming and suffering with them, all unable to help each other one bit.
People who were great in the world’s eyes will be there. All the church wolves who thought they were shepherds will be there as their flock now tries to kill them for leading them into the great tribulation.
People will know the truth now, but it will be too late. That alone is the greatest terror. There will be no place to run or to hide.
Indescribable chaos will rule. The lucky ones will be slaughtered, releasing them from the ongoing torment.
The most wretched of all, in the deepest torment ever will be those who once walked with the Lord and His family, but turned their backs on Him and walked away, rather to serve the world.
In this, the worst time the world has known or ever will know, many will turn in all sincerity to our Lord for salvation. They will not b be saved in the born-again sense belonging to the church, but they will become “tribulation saints.” Most of them will be immediately killed.
But my friends, you don’t have to go through any of this. You can be redeemed and set free right now. If you’re not already saved, do the wise thing and get saved fast!
So many things are starting to take shape prophetically, and many more will occur within months. We are in exciting times alright! Turn your eyes your heart and soul to our Lord and His word in surrender. Learn and cultivate the fear of the Lord, and He will show you many wonderful things to come!
I took this picture of the Kokerboom (quiver tree) out in the Richtersveld. The branches of these trees were used by the Bushmen (Koi) for quivers for their arrows.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 347: 18th January
7, 70 & 777 Unfolding!
7, 70 & 777 Unfolding
I did say that this edition would be on the “error of imminence”, but due to the urgency of the current events, this must take precedent.
The number seven is called the perfect number. It is the seal of God as found in numerous places in the Bible. It’s like the watermark of God. As always, don’t go overboard with these things. Numbers, signs and symbols should always be secondary to pure doctrine, but don’t go into the ditch on the other side of the road and throw it all out. Signs are important at the right time.
7 is important on its own. 70 is an important prophetic number as is 777. Each have their own meanings and applications.
I’ve reported before on the following, as have a number of others, but it bears repeating:
●2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which paved the way for Israeli statehood. (100 is the number of promise.)
●2017 is the 70th anniversary of UN resolution 181 in 1947, again paving the way for Israel’s statehood in 1948. (70 is the number of the restoration of Israel, and is also seen many times in relation to punishment.)
●2017 is the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem being re-captured by the Jews in 1967. (50 is the number of the Spirit of God and Pentecost.)
►Donald Trump is the 45th US President. In Hebrew the gematria of the number is the word “Abi-albon” meaning “father of strength” (one of David’s heroes). 45 is also the biblical number of preservation. You can find more on this HERE and HERE.
►Some have pointed out the following in relation to Donald Trump: In his first day in office, he will be 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old.
2017 is the 70th jubilee since the Exodus, the 120th jubilee since Adam and the 40th jubilee since the cross. Yes, I know about the controversy of the timing of the jubilee. Some believe the last jubilee was last year, and some believe its timing is out by a year and will be over in the 2017 – 2018 time period. It’s interesting, but don’t put too much weight on the jubilees.
Numbers, glorious numbers:
Before we go further, let me explain the significance of the numbers in the rest of this article.
Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic, the original languages of the Bible, are alpha-numeric. This simply means that each letter of the alphabet has a numeric value. So you can in fact add up the numeric value of a word.
In the Bible numbers have meanings as well, which are derived from the uses of those numbers in the verses concerned.
Then when we come to Hebrew, we also have additional elements. For example the number “7” can be expressed like that or as “seven”. Then, by adding up the numeric value of each letter in “seven,” we get another meaning, which would be the gematria or the numeric value of “seven.”
On top of this, Hebrew contains pictograms within the letters and numbers. In other words each Hebrew letter looks in picture form like an object.
The picture at the top of this edition shows the number “zayin” (7), which is also a pictogram. It shows a crown on top of a sword.
God has done this. He has hidden many of these wonderful mysteries just below the surface for the diligent to dig them out.
Some of these numbers and meanings in scripture are so incredible and marvellous; they are an all out miracle, proving the veracity of the Bible.
1 Corinthians 14:40 “God does things decently and in order.”
The numbers 7, 70, and 777:
●The Hebrew number “7” is “Zayin.” The pictograph of the Zayin is remarkable. It has a crown on top of the base which looks like a sword. There is a straight line from the sword through to the crown. This is referred to as the light from God (crown) to man. So, “Zayin” represents the light of God and the sword of God towards man.
You can find more on Zayin HERE.
●The number “70” has a clear reference to Jerusalem (Jeremiah 25:11) Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks (of years) are determined for your people and for your holy city...”
The meanings of 70 are “completeness” and “judgement”. It is related to the punishment and restoration of Israel.
70 is also the number of nations and languages that were the origin of all nations of the world today. So, 70 is a reference to the nations of the whole world.
●777 has a number of meanings. It is associated with the genealogy of Yeshua.
The word Yeshua Messiah has the numeric value of 777.
The gematria of the words “God, heaven and earth” in the first verse of the Bible, adds up to 777.
The Hebrew sages don’t use the “thousand” part of the Hebrew year 5777. They simply say it is the year 777. So, this is the Hebrew year 5777 or simply 777 which ends on Rosh Hashanah in September.
Hebrew sages believe that this Hebrew year 5777 is the year of the sword, as mentioned above, but some of them also believe that this is the year of the “olive leaf”, believing that it is the year of the Messiah and world peace. I think all you can really say is that we are on the edge of many things playing out!
The unfolding of prophecy:
►Remarkably, the great war of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 & 39, which many refer to as WW111, has the numeric value in Hebrew of 70! You can find much more on this HERE.
Do you see that the 70-nation UN meeting just ended in Paris, discussing the dividing of Jerusalem and Israel, may lead to the war of Gog and Magog very soon?
We are now just a few days beyond the “Fast of Tevet” (10th Tevet), which is a commemoration of Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of Jerusalem. This led up to the destruction of the Temple for the first time.
Bear in mind that Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon. Therefore he was in fact king over the Jews for 70 years of captivity!
Ezekiel 37:27-28 “My tabernacle (temple) shall be with them (Israel); indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people. The nations shall know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.”
Very few people understand what this verse above is actually saying! It is quite clear!!
My friends, the nations of the world, with many churches are ready to perform their fateful act of dividing Israel and Jerusalem.
Imagine being so incredibly stupid as to divide Israel for what will be very short-term, supposed gain, only to pay for your ignorance for eternity, while God’s will and ways continue “forevermore!”
Bear in mind that the Second Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD.
The 70-nation UN sponsored conference in Paris:
A few days ago (Friday 15th), 70 nations came together to decide what to do about ownership of Jerusalem and the age old Palestinian / Israeli conflict. The meeting ended up with no real substance to it and nothing new. It was just a bunch of taking hot-heads, seeking to delegitimize Israel and enthrone the Palestinians.
The much bigger problem though is what this meeting leads to. Firstly, it’s yet another brick in the wall of dividing Jerusalem and Israel. Their agenda is not a Palestinian state living in peace side by side with the state of Israel, but instead of Israel!
This spineless UN conference has already backfired in that the nations there have identified themselves fully with Satan and against God. And by the way, that goes for all the churches supporting the Palestinian cause above God’s.
The Paris 70-nation conference has produced a resolution that may be taken further at a later time.
But don’t jump the gun here. I’ve read the entire resolution which has been drawn up and is to be adopted. It really amounts to zero in terms of prophecy and just affirms the same old story of blaming Israel for everything.
There are no actions to be taken in the resolution. It’s just the re-affirming of the Two-State Solution and “need for a negotiated agreement” and all the same old hogwash.
But, we will watch to see what else this all leads to. One thing that is most certainly of importance is the timing of it all. If it leads to actual actions to be taken, which it may do, then it’s a different story.
Noah’s father speaks from the grave!
In the book of Genesis we see that Lamech (Noah’s father) was 777 years old when he died, which was 5 years before the flood. (Genesis 5:28-31). This can also be written then as 7775. Right now we are in the Hebrew year 5777. So here we have the number 7775 associated with the flood of Noah, which was the wrath of God on evil, and the mercy of God on Noah and his family and then the new dispensation which resulted.
The Bible says that the coming of the Son of Man will be “as in the days of Noah.” (Matthew 24:37)
7775 signalled a new dispensation. Will 5777 see a new dispensation, as in the days of Noah?
The number 7775 in Strong’s concordance is attached to the word “Shavah” which means “A cry for help.” If the world would sincerely cry for help from God now ahead of coming judgement, it would receive it, but it is crying for God to punish it in its rebellion!
The Rabbi’s believe that this year is the year of the sword, with some believing it is also the year of the olive leaf. So if we put them together, it was in fact the “sword” of God in the judgement of waters at the flood that produced the olive leaf and the new dispensation.
One thing the Rabbi’s are wrong about is that world peace, symbolised in the olive leaf, is not going to bring the Messiah onto the stage until the end of the tribulation.
Moving to divide, moving to secure:
We’re seeing some interesting moves right now!
The Vatican has recently opened an Embassy in East Jerusalem, which is the subject of disputed Palestinian territory. The Vatican has most certainly cast their lot in with the Palestinians and confirmed their enmity to God and His plans.
They are preparing for their role to divide Jerusalem!
And this applies to the other orthodox churches as well like the Anglicans.
Interestingly, Francis calls Abbas an “angel of peace.” In his explanation, just like the mass-media, he said that Abbas would be the mover and maker of peace.
In a reciprocal move, last week the Palestinians opened an Embassy right inside the Vatican. At the inauguration, the PA leader told Francis that Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinians.
Did you know that the meaning of the word “pope” is “father” and the Bible forbids us to call anyone father! Did you know that the meaning of the word “Abbas” (PA leader) is “father?” So, here we have to fathers of error, deception working together!
So. Let’s just look at this again. These two “fathers” open Embassy’s in each other’s back yards, the one calls the other the peace making angel and the other calls out that “Jerusalem is ours”!
The Catholic church has begun its transformation into the tribulation-bound beast. No I’m not saying Francis is the antichrist beast, although I do believe he will become part of the beast trinity or at least some significant part thereof.
In case you were wondering, I have the utmost disrespect and contempt for the Catholic and other orthodox churches.
President Trump has indicated that he is going to move the US Embassy now in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – a mighty symbol of identification with Israel’s eternal ownership of Jerusalem. He will move the US Embassy in solidarity with and to secure Jerusalem as Israeli property.
Do you see how quickly Jerusalem is becoming the centre of the world?
While the world tries to divide Israel and Jerusalem, God has brought Israel back to the land as one. Israel was divided between Judah and Israel, but in the regathering and return to the land, look what happens:
Ezekiel 37:16-17 “Son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For Judah and the children of Israel, his companions. Then take another stick and write on it, ‘for Joseph the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions.’ Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand.’”
Ezekiel 37:21-22 “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone and will gather them from where they have gone to their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land...nor shall they be divided again.”
By the way, the verses above speak favourable of Israel’s “companions.” Who are they? It is the Gentiles, who are of God and His word. It is a reference to Christian Zionists.
Are you a companion of Israel and God’s will, word and ways? I hope you are, but if you are be prepared to stand as a hated minority. I know all about that first hand!
Your choice is God’s will and way, or the will, way and opinions of the scum organisation called the UN and its evil plans, and of course its spiritual leader – Satan.
What does it all mean?
●It means that God’s eternal peace treaty with Israel is under threat by Satan and his peace treaty.
●It means that Satan will soon create war so that he can make “peace” and deceive the world!
●It means we are about to see Jerusalem in conflict, the Temple rebuilt and the nations of the world becoming supernaturally charged with madness in relation to Israel like never before.
●It means the sword is about to fall.
●It means we are close to the veil of spiritual blindness lifting from the eyes of the Jews much faster.
●It means that the mass-media will become even more satanically empowered. It means that a great proportion of the church will fall for the multitude of deceptions out there.
●I expect to see things escalate quickly. Much prophecy still needs to be fulfilled, but it will happen fast now.
Any of these above-mentioned facts on their own, may not carry too much weight. But when combined and all put together in God’s giant blender – watch out.
You and I are called to be ready all the time. We are called to study to show ourselves approved unto God. We are called to keep clean from deception in all its forms. So it really doesn’t matter if all things are delayed. Be ready now and always.
You can ignore this if you want. The wise will not. This is a warning from God:
I warn you that we are now entering a time in which the spiritual conflicts and great deception around Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews will become so strong, powerful and intense that you will be sucked into an ever deepening decent, if you do not set your heart after God’s truth on these issues.
You must know, receive and believe all of God’s word on these vital issues now. This is the only way to safety.
Be warned: “God is not mocked” the world is about to learn many lessons very quickly – the hard way!
Some will not escape. They will become empowered by forces that they can’t see and didn’t even know exist.
Jeremiah 31:31-36 “Behold the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah...I will put My law in their minds, and write on their hearts; and I will be their God and they shall be My people...If those ordinances (the sun, moon, stars, roar of the seas) depart from Me says the Lord, then the seed of Israel will cease from being a nation before Me forever.”
This incredible verse above, speaks of God’s eternal will and plan for Israel. When last did your church minister preach and teach on this verse and others just like it?
If you want to mess with Jerusalem and God’s plans, you will get a lot more than your fingers burnt!
I took this picture of a magnificent kudu and a little impala in the Etosha Game Reserve, Namibia.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 346: Special Edition. January
The truth behind “Settlements” and “Occupation”
The truth behind “Settlements” and “Occupation”
Is the whole world, led by the mass media, right or wrong on the so-called “occupation” of “territories” in Israel and the so-called Israeli “illegal settlements”? East Jerusalem today is also considered to be part of the “occupation”.
The whole world is about to be rocked by this single issue!
The term “occupied territories” or “West Bank” is a media-created and disseminated lie. The areas are called Judea and Samaria, and have been since biblical days. I will refer to both in this article.
This edition contains some vital information that if Presidents, Prime Ministers, and military leaders knew about, it would change their course! One day they will know all about it – but too late!
This edition contains the very causes of WW111, and one of the major reasons for the soon-coming tribulation period.
You had better know all about this now because it’s about to be blasted onto centre-stage of Bible prophecy. It will set you up, even as a believer, as God’s supreme enemy, or His friend. It may well decide your eternal future.
Many reading this will be absolutely shocked to see just how far and deeply into the heart and will of Satan they have descended. Many will be shocked to see that God knew it all along and He warned and warned and warned! Many will fall in repentance.
Destruction of the nations is on the agenda. The mass deaths of billions will soon occur. It can’t be prevented, but you can prevent yourself from becoming one of the victims. Please do!
The world is accountable for its own soon coming destruction in the tribulation period.
An Islamic truth amidst all the lies:
The media has created the world’s biggest lie ever. They have surpassed the propaganda lies of Hitler. They are joined by most of the world’s politicians, and the world’s leaders, teachers and ministers.
Amazingly, The Israeli / Palestinian issue has a big central, in-your-face fact behind it, that the mass-media would never dare mention (because it is the truth). This is what is contained in the Quran.
The Muslim Quran says that “Allah gave the land of Israel to the Jews and will restore them to it at the end of days.” You don’t believe me? – Look it up!
Of course we know the hundreds of Bible verses declaring that the land of Israel was given by God to the Jews. This includes all of Jerusalem.
The great, big, spectacular cause behind the world’s biggest problem today!
Why is this little nation, Israel the centre of the world? Why is it always in the news? Why is it soon to be the cause of World War? Why is it the subject of the “ancient, eternal hatred”? Why will this nation and the surrounding issues be the cause of the destruction of nations and billions of people?
**Now, you had better listen up. (Please read the following passage a few times!)
The reason is actually simple. It is because God has chosen to bring the Jews back to their land in spiritual blindness, then He will open their eyes to their Jewish Messiah and then use them, the Jews, to bring salvation to the Gentile world.
Did you spot the hidden truth? Evangelism is the job of the church, but in the tribulation period we see that it is exclusively the job of the Jews! I hope you understand why this is the case!
If the world, led by Satan’s mass-media, get’s their way, the opposite of all this will take place. The Jews will be eradicated, driven out and Islam will take root in all of Israel. From where Islam will be taken to the world, creating a so-called 1000-year rule of Islamic “peace.”
All of these things should be ringing a million bells in your head, including Hitler bells.
►So the bottom line is this: It's salvation to be taken to the world by saved Jews, or Islam taken to the world by Muslims, with the Jews eliminated. Are more bells ringing?
(Salvation in the tribulation period will not be the same as it is now for those who make up the born-again church, but it will still be distinct.)
In all of this we have the eternal conflict between God’s word, and the will of the devil represented by the nations of the world, the media, Islam and many churches.
“This is all rather outrageous Joel” you say. Okay let’s see what the Bible says:
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them...” (Salvation)
Micah 7:8-9 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall I will arise, when I sit in darkness the Lord will be a light to me...He will bring me forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness”. (Salvation)
Romans 11:12-15 “If their (Jews) fall is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness...If their (Jews) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance (Salvation) be, but life from the dead.”
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you (Jews), and His glory (Salvation) will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light (Jews), and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Zechariah 8:22-23 “Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord. In those days, ten men of every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.” (Salvation)
Isaiah 49:6 “I also will give you (Israel) as a light to the Gentles, that you should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
There are dozens of similar verses, but I think you get the picture!
This is so important, let me summarise it again: The purpose, plan and will of God is to bring His people, the Jews back into their land, lift the veil of spiritual blindness upon them and then use them as His chief evangelists to bring salvation to the Gentile world.
That’s why this entire issue is so important and so hated, even now. But it will come to pass exactly as stated.
The problem is that those who don’t know the Bible can’t see the end from the beginning! They live in a world of “me now” and “I think!”
So, the “occupation”, the “settlements”, the dividing of Jerusalem, and the entire Israeli / Palestinian issue is all Satan’s smokescreen to bring Islam to the world and get rid of God’s call upon the Jews.
God’s plan for the land of Israel and the devils:
PA leader, Abbas says; 2017 will be the year of Palestinian statehood! Of course this is the exact opposite of God’s word! Why does the mass media never ever speak of this? It is simply because they are the devils disciples, and his will they do.
If this headline came to pass it means that Yeshua, the Jew of Jews, would be banished from Israel.
Genesis 17:7-8 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you (Israel) and your descendants after you, in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. I will give to you and your descendants the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan (Israel) as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
Note in the verse above that “all” of the land of Israel has been given by God to the Jews. Note again the statements by PA leader Abbas, above this.
In dealing with this subject a lot depends on where you begin. If you begin with what you think – you are a prime idiot. If you start with what the world thinks, again you are an idiot and fool. But if you start with what God thinks and does as revealed in His word – you are on the right course.
The Jewish claim now supported by Christian Zionists, is that the Palestinians are an “invented people and state.” If that is so, who invented them and why?
The West Bank is a lie. The green line identifying the border was never a border-line, it was a cease-fire line and nothing more. Today it has been elevated to an official political border.
►It is this invented people the Palestinians who are the settlers and occupiers in Israel.Their aim according to their own numerous statements is eventually to take over all of Jerusalem and Israel.
What Islam is doing now is absolutely incredible and astounding! The Jews have had a clear, well-proven, well-documented, archaeologically fact-based, history-packed, totally undeniable 3000 year old ownership and presence in the land of Israel, authorised by God and written in the Bible in numerous covenant promises and comments.
It is also written into the Quran as Jewish-owned!
Now Islam and the UN, using the Hitler / mass-media tactic of “Repeat the lie as often as possible and eventually the people will believe it,” Comes along and says “Jerusalem is ours.”
The “occupation”, “settlements” and the “great catastrophe:”
The Palestinians call Israeli Independence, “The great catastrophe.” This is what they call God’s choice.
Let’s see what the Bible says about who is to occupy which land:
Deuteronomy 1:8 “See I have set the land before you; go in and possess (Lit=occupy) the land which the Lord swore to your fathers – to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, (Jews) to give to them and to their descendents after them.”
1Chronicles 23:25 “David said, The Lord God of Israel has given rest to His people, (Jews) that they may dwell in Jerusalem forever.”
1Chronicles 16:17-18 “The covenant which God made with Abraham and his son Isaac and confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying, to you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.”
Zechariah 2:12 “The Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land and will again choose Jerusalem.”
Nehemiah 2:19-20 (Nehemiah comes to Jerusalem and views the wall to be rebuilt) “But when Sanballat the Horronite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard of it they laughed us to scorn and despised us saying, ‘What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?’ So I answered them and said to them, ‘The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.”
Note that the Arabs mocking the Jews, Nehemiah and his party, in the verse above, are told in no uncertain terms that they have “no heritage (inheritance) or memorial in Jerusalem.” No memorial in Jerusalem! What is this? And it’s right out of the Bible! Of course this has major prophetic implications for today!
Zechariah 2:4-5 “‘For I’, says the Lord ‘will be a wall of fire around her (Jerusalem) and I will be the glory in her midst.’”
Do you want to mess with Jerusalem – media, Muslims, church and the world? Read that verse above again. I hope you have fire insurance! Actually it won’t help you!
Psalm 125:2-3 “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous.”
Most commentators, including myself, believe that this “sceptre of wickedness” is Islam.
The single cause of the world’s biggest problem is about to explode. It is not Jewish “settlements” or “occupation” it is the Palestinian desire to settle in and occupy Jerusalem and Israel and to destroy the Jews and the salvation that they will bring to the world.
Now the mass-media is starting to use phrases condemning Israel like, “perpetual occupation”, planting these lying seeds in the minds of the gullible masses.
I see a Palestinian spokesman on CNN saying the “settlements” are a “war crime.”
Have a look at this brief clip of CNN exposing their short-sighted ignorance: HERE
Like it or not, the mass-media is now the official spokesman of Islam and the Palestinians claims to the land. They are in fact Satan’s spokesman.
What has happened recently is the mass-media has delegitimized themselves. A new spiritual force of evil has taken over them all. Beware of anything the mass-media says on Israel!!!
And the disgusting wolves behind many pulpits say nothing. Their silence has condemned them.
There is one and only one way for peace in the Middle East and Israel in particular, and that’s for God’s will and choice to be done.
Today the Bible has been “cast down in the street” (Isaiah 59:14) and rejected, so what do the people do? They turn to the mass-media for their information and guiding and its devilish authority.
The lies of the media are designed to delegitimize Israel in the eyes of the world, but they do not realise that they are trying to delegitimize God! Talk about getting yourself burnt!
The immovable landmark:
●●●Deuteronomy 19:14 “You shall not remove your neighbour’s landmark (border), which the men of old have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the Lord is giving you to possess.”
This incredible verse above refers to the land given by God through eternal covenant to the tribes of Israel. If you look up the commentaries on this verse, you’ll see that it has a dual application and is prophetic for today as well. The verse means that no one is to mess with Israel’s borders and change them. There is no such thing as the “occupation”, or the West Bank or “settlements.”
A parallel verse to this one above specifically curses anyone who moves Israel’s borders!
Deuteronomy 27:17 “Cursed is the one who moves his neighbour’s landmark (border). And all the people shall say Amen,”
How can Jews “occupy” their own land? All of Israel and Jerusalem is God-given land – to the Jews!
Malachi 1:3-4 “I have laid his (Esau/Edom-origin of Palestinians) mountains waste. Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘They may build but I will throw down; they shall be called the Territory of Wickedness, and the people with whom the Lord will have indignation forever. Your eyes shall see, and you shall say, The Lord is magnified beyond the border of Israel.”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Jews) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
This amazing verse above implies that once Israel is back in her land, that’s it. She will never again be uprooted from the land. It doesn’t mean there won’t be huge resistance to it.
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.”
Genesis 17:18-21 “Abraham said to God, ‘O that Ishmael (origin of Arabs) might live before You!’ Then God: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his descendant after him.”
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God (upon the Jews) are irrevocable.”
The Trump Presidency:
What about the new Trump administration and these issues? The nutshell version is this: Trump will freak out the Muslims, the Muslims will freak out the Jews around the world and Jews will go home to Israel. God will say, “thank you very much, now we can get moving!” Okay, I know I’ve said that before, but that is likely to be just what will happen.
The Palestinians say that only the hand-over of the “territories” and cessation of “settlements” will bring peace. Russia says only direct talks will bring peace. It’s not worth reporting on what the UN says. We still wait for what the new US administration will say, but we have a pretty good idea.
God says, only obedience to My word will bring peace! Guess where my choice lies?
The pressure today is to kill the call of God. Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Pilate, Constantine, all the popes, Hitler, Obama and other world leaders have all discovered the hard way, that you can’t kill the call of God on the Jew or Gentile!
Amazingly the world and its poisonous puppet, the media think that settlements and the occupation is an obstacle to peace! It is an obstacle to the total Islamic take-over of Israel. The very words of the media are a cursed part of the cause of the coming war.
The GREAT pre-tribulation rapture proof!
And it is great indeed!
Since the late 70s, I’ve written out by hand every single verse dealing with the salvation of the Jews. (Some are presented here above). They are all consistent in one major theme. The majority of the Jews are saved in the tribulation period. There are some 14 million Jews in the world.
Evangelism is the job of the church. Yet in not one of these verses, and there are dozens, is the church present. So who brings the masses of Jews to salvation? If the church is not here in the tribulation period, who is it that does the church’s job?
Who gets the Jews saved first before they can bring salvation to the Gentile world?
Well, guess who? It’s God Himself and His angels. Here it is:
Ezekiel 34:11-13 “Thus says the Lord God: Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out...I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the places (Lit= settlements) of the country.”
1Chronicles 17:21-22 “Who is like Your people Israel, the one nation on the earth, whom God Himself went to redeem for Himself as a people...for You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever, and You Lord have become their God.”
After the Jews are saved, why is it that the Jews take the Jewish Messiah to the Gentile world for salvation in the tribulation? Have a guess!
You may have noticed that very few Jews are saved in regular churches. Most are saved in Messianic Fellowships or as a result of their own searching.
It is the Jews and not the church that act as agents for God’s salvation to the world in the tribulation. The reason is because the church is not here during that time.
Have you ever wondered why the Jews are the main subject of Satan’s wrath in the tribulation and not the church? The answer is the same as above!
The tragedy of the coming peace deal:
The coming peace covenant of Daniel 9:27, by its very nature must break God’s existing eternal covenant with Israel. It will happen and it will throw the whole world into God’s wrath – the tribulation.
Here it is right out of the mouth of God:
Isaiah 24:1-6 “Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and distorts its surface. It shall be; as with the people, so with the priest...The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty (proud) people of the earth languish. The earth is defiled under its inhabitants...they have broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth...therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few are left.”
If you support the Palestinian / Islamic claims to Israel, you are a Jew hater. Don’t say – “no I’m not.” Read this edition again. You are a Jew hater and killer. In fact you are a God killer and Satan lover. The tragic thing though, is that you can’t kill God or His choice. You only kill yourself in the process!
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
This is all just like Satan’s operations in the believer’s lives. He comes in and settles. Then he occupies ever greater areas and then takes over completely. Unless of course, you exercise your God-given rights to recognise him and cast him out!
“Give no place to the devil” (Ephesians 4:27).
The goal of Islam is world domination through deception, terror and hate, backed by the mass-media.
The goal of God is to save the world through love and life, while hated by the mass media.
Islam is the settler and occupier, creeping in under the mask of peace, to meet its destruction on the hills of Israel.
The Palestinians are Islam’s smokescreen.
Much of the church has abandoned Israel and will do so more and more in the coming times. Will you be one of these spineless devil-sympathisers?
How wonderful our Lord is to have blessed so many people with the truth to lead, direct and comfort them in a world of error, deception and the hogwash opinions of the masses.
My friends these are severe and critically important times.
I took this picture in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 345: January 4th 2016
The Three Wars of WW111
The Three Wars of WW111
Most Bible prophecy teachers believe that the yet–to-be fulfilled prophesied wars of Isaiah 17 dealing with the destruction of Damascus, the war of Psalm 83 and the war of Gog and Magog are separate events, because the nations involved are different.
I agree that what I’m going to present to you now can’t be cast in stone, but I have compelling and surprising evidence that is going to change the way many have looked at these wars before. What I’ve done for your benefit, is gone back to all the verses including the parallel verses and studied them afresh, including word studies.
I am not presenting this as “new exclusive revelation”. It is food for contemplation. If you want to keep to the regular view...well and good.
We are all going to find out very soon anyway! A major purpose of this edition is to motivate you to get ready in heart and knowledge and be ready.
►Did you know that the gematria of the words “Gog and Magog” in Hebrew have the numerical value of 70? Did you know that the Torah speaks of 70 nations making up the world after the destruction of Babylon? Did you know that 70 nations are meeting in France on January 15th over the issue of ownership of Jerusalem and peace in the Middle East?
Did you know that the number 70 in the Bible means perfect spiritual order, but also means judgment and captivity, being associated with it in numerous places? The story is HERE.
Good luck France – you are going to need it...you’re about to run headlong into the fury of God!
Can these three wars be the same event?
The Bible often makes reference to one event by different authors in different books of the Bible. It’s like newsmen at an event. They see the same thing, but from different perspectives.
What if these three wars are one and the same, just seen differently by the different authors?
If these three wars are the same, it gives us a clear idea of when it will happen. It also sheds some new light on which nations will be involved. It also shows us just how close we are.
Why have the three wars been seen as separate events?
Psalm 83: This war has been traditionally seen as a separate event occurring some time before the fall of Damascus and the Magog war. The reason cited is that the nations of the Psalm 83 war are not found in the other wars.
The nations mentioned in the Psalm 83 war are: Edom and the Ishmaelites. The people of Moab, Ammon, Philistia, Tyre and Assyria. In modern terms, these are the nations of Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and an inclusive reference to the Palestinians, which by extension would be Hamas, Hezbollah and others.
Some of these will also be in the war of Gog and Magog, but Ezekiel extends it much further:
Ezekiel 38:6 (Magog) “...and many nations with you.” Verse 9: “...you and your troops and many nations with you.”
The Damascus war also includes many other nations:
Isaiah 17:12 “Woe to the multitude of many people who make a noise like the roar of the seas, and to the rushing of nations, that make a noise like the rushing of many waters.”
My point is, we can’t be totally dogmatic on the nations involved in these wars. The revealed nations are the major players, but as we have seen, they all include a great mixture of other nations.
You can’t eliminate nations, because they are not mentioned by name, when they may be implied in the general “many nations”.
Some teach that the Psalm 83 war was fulfilled in the “War of Independence” in 1948. You can apply some of it to that war, but when studying the passage, you see it is still in the future. This war ends this way: Psalm 83:16-18 “Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name O Lord...that men may know that You, whose name alone is Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.”
This implies that many of the participating Arab nations will seek the Lord and be found by Him at the end. This is a parallel with Isaiah 19:25, where many Arab nations get saved.
The participants of the Damascus war:
Let’s have a look at one of the parallel verses to Isaiah 17, which is the main chapter on the Damascus war. Amos 1:5-17 sheds additional light on this war.
Amos 1:5 “I will break the gate of Damascus and cut off the inhabitants from the valley of Aven and the one who holds the sceptre from Beth Eden. The people of Syria shall go captive to Kir, says the Lord.” Verses 7-8: “I will send fire on the wall of Gaza. The remnant of the Philistines (modern day Palestinians) shall perish, says the Lords.” Verse 13 “For the transgressions of Ammon (Palestinians today) I will not turn away its punishment...because they tried to enlarge their territory.”
So the Bible says that Syria will go captive to Kir. There are two possibilities for “Kir” One is a small outpost in Jordan and the other is a larger area in Iran with its city called Kerman.
If Syria is to go captive to Kir, it is very likely that it is Iran. Today, Iran, Syrian, Russia and all of these surrounding nations are in play.
So when the Damascus war comes to its bitter end, Amos places Iran as the final captor.
This means that the Damascus war could be part of the great Magog war, because Iran (Persia) is very much part of it.
If this is the case it also means that the entire inclusive conflict will begin before the tribulation begins or just into it, due to the seven-year clean up period. (See further down)
Ammon is in Jordan, but by extension includes many of the Palestinian people.
Some of these nations are also present in the war of Magog. Bear in mind that the Bible doesn’t have to name every nation. A huge horde of nations are implied in the term “And many nations with them.”
Bear in mind that the Damascus war has to place it at the end of these wars, because it is “never to rise again”. It can’t be destroyed, never to rise again, and then rise again to participate in either Psalm 83 or Magog.
The causes of the three wars, collectively called WW111:
War 1: Psalm 83:4 “Let us cut them off (Israel) from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
Psalm 83: 12 “Let us seize for our own use these pasturelands of God.”
War 2: Isaiah 17:14 (Damascus) “This is the portion (destruction) of those who plunder us and the lot of those who rob us.”
War 3: Ezekiel 38:12 “You will come to take plunder, to take booty (spoil)...to take livestock and goods. Verse 13: “To take silver and gold.”
So, now we see similarities between the causes of all three wars.
As we all well know, Israel is in the firing line now. It is greatly despised by many nations, but why? The Bible calls it an “ancient hatred.”
Israel is rich with economic abundance as well as being the bread-basket of the world in many respects. Israel has turned the desert into a fertile field! (Isaiah 35:1-2)
Most of Israel’s surrounding nations are in abject poverty especially as far as agriculture goes. They would love to get their hands on this abundance.
But there is a greater cause for the wars.
Ezekiel 35:5-6 “Because you (Arabs / Palestinians) have an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end. Therefore, as I live, says the Lord God, I will prepare you for blood and blood will pursue you...”
Please note the timing of this ancient hatred. It manifests during the time of Israel’s “calamity” and when their “iniquity comes to an end.” This is in the tribulation period, but may begin beforehand. Either way it’s not hard to see that it is now or close to it.
We can easily understand the first revealed cause of WW111, which is to take over the economic wealth and agricultural abundance of Israel. But the second cause, which is to destroy Israel, is a bit more involved. It stems from the Arab / Palestinian / mass-media’s “ancient hatred.”
This hatred for the Jews includes resistance to their God-given covenant ownership of all of the land of Israel. The so-called “occupation” and the so-called “settlements” are the fuse that will set WW111 ablaze.
You see, a nation can’t just go in and claim the spoils of produce, economic wealth and agriculture without a good reason. The lie of the occupation is the very smoke-screen reason! (I’ll deal with this in greater depth in the next edition.)
The poverty of attacking Arab nations is also a reason. They may have oil wealth, but that’s the end of it. Russia is also pretty close to economic collapse and most certainly, food poverty.
Nothing is new! It’s the “eternal Arab hatred” and jealousy for God’s blessing on the Jews. It’s the hatred for God’s choice. It’s the conflict of the ages between God and Satan. It’s the satanic empowerment of the mass-media. It’s because the Jewish Messiah will soon come to Jewish Jerusalem! It’s because so many of the riches of the world, including the Bible came to us through the Jews.
This everlasting and ancient hatred must be seen in light of the contraposition of the everlasting and ancient covenants and promises of God to the Jews and their land and Jerusalem.
The mystery of the seven-year clean-up:
The Great war of Gog and Magog contains a mysterious seven-year clean up after the war.
Ezekiel 39:9 “Those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons...and they will make fires with them for seven years.”
Here we are told that the clean up after the war will take seven years. The weapons are burnt, implying that there may have been some sort of contamination or residue upon them. The point is that the seven-year clean-up would not likely extend into the Millennium. In other words the war does not take place at the end of the tribulation period as many believe, but right at the beginning.
The war could and most probably will occur just before the tribulation begins. This would also “allow” the other two wars to be part of it.
Bear in mind that the clean-up takes seven years not the war. The war itself may be very short in duration.
This war could in fact be the subject or part of the subject of the Daniel 9:27 peace agreement.
I agree that there are many characteristics of this war that appear to indicate that it is a tribulation period war. It may end up being so, but I doubt it because of this seven-year clean-up.
This war is found in Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39. Bear in mind that in the original there are no chapter headings or division. This means that the war comes right after Ezekiel 37. This chapter is referred to as the “dry bones” chapter, in which the Jewish people begin to come to life spiritually. It is also when they are restored to their land and the “tabernacle” (temple) is set up.
The Jews are beginning to come to life spiritually right now. Yes there is a way to go, but these things can and will happen quickly. The Jews are back in their land and have been since 1948. Again the 2nd Exodus is far from complete, but it is on the go now. We still await the Temple, but that also could happen quickly and is already all over the Israeli media.
So it looks like many ducks are in a row already!
And what of Donald Trump?
In previous editions, I’ve said that the US may be indicated in the prophecy of Ezekiel 38:13. It speaks of nations called Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish and the young lions, implying that they are allies of Israel in this conflict, coming against those coming to “take plunder”.
“Sheba” is Saudi Arabia today, “Dedan” is Yemen and the “merchants of Tarshish” were people from Spain who traded fabrics and other products with what is today Britain. The lion is the symbol of Britain, so the “young lions” would be the commonwealth nations, including the USA.
There are already many signs of softening relations between Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Israel. This also implies that Donald Trump is walking onto the stage as an ally of Israel just at the right time!
Don’t go overboard on these identifications, but they are most certainly food for thought, and a bit more than speculation.
So who is the aggressor?
The media keeps telling the ignorant and uniformed, that it’s all the fault of the Jews and they are the aggressors. But the Bible reveals the opposite.
Joel 3:19 “Egypt shall be a desolation and Edom a desolate wilderness, because of violence against the people of Judah, for they have shed innocent blood in their land.”
The verse above is most important. It identifies Egypt, which is still the same today, but also “Edom” which is present day Jordan. It is also the root of many of the Palestinians today. So we can say that it refers to the Palestinian Arabs. The verse says that they (Palestinians) have shed innocent blood (Jews) in the land of Israel.
Psalm 137:7 “Remember O Lord against the sons of Edom, (Arabs / Palestinians) the day of Jerusalem, who said, ‘raze it, raze it, to its very foundations.’”
The Palestinian people today can trace their identity back to the people of Ishmael, those of the “house of Esau”, those of Edom, Ammon, and those of the Amalek peoples.
Bear in mind that there is no actual real Palestinian people. They came from numerous Arab nations, including Egypt. There never was a Palestinian state called Palestine with its own flag, national identity, language, currency and all the other things that constitute a nation state.
When the land of Israel was briefly called “Palestine” it was under the British mandate and Jewish ownership.
This is the year of WW111. It is also the year of world war against the truth.
The world has become immune to the shocking scenes of daily destruction in the cities of Syria. It seems that very little will shake the world out of their comfort zones and complacency. But beware! The Lord will begin to shake everything that can be shaken very soon. (Hebrews 12:26)
Prophecy watchers need to be full of the knowledge of God’s word and always ready for our Lord to reveal new things or aspects of prophecy as they unfold.
In a number of previous editions, I’ve suggested, always cautiously, that these wars may run into each other.
Some additional characteristics of WW111:
Ezekiel 38:16 speaks of the Magog war taking place in the “latter days” That does not mean the very end of the tribulation at the Second Coming. Ezekiel 38:19 speaks of a great earthquake in the region rocking the entire world including the fish, birds, beasts around the world occurring during this war. Some interpret this to be one and the same earthquake spoken of at the Second Coming.
But the word used here is not the normal word for an earthquake. This word should be translated, “a great shaking” This could also be a result of nuclear war. This war will affect the whole world; it does not mean a literal earthquake that will rock the whole world.
The original word used is “Raash” sometimes translated as “fierce commotion”, “great shaking and trembling”, “great confusion” and sometimes “earthquake.” The context suggests the previous words and not “earthquake.”
There will of course be many great intense earthquakes in the tribulation period.
If the word is a literal earthquake it presents some problems. Firstly, it occurs in the Middle East. How do you get an earthquake in that region to devastate the whole world including the fish, the vegetation and so on? The fall-out from a world nuclear war and its great shaking fits the bill much better.
Be careful out there:
Exactly when this Great War, WW111 takes place is not the central issue. Whether the three wars are one or separate again, is not the central issue. The big issue is the causes! It is really terrible news for the Arabs / Palestinians as a whole, but what about you?
Do you know that the Bible shows that we ain’t seen nuttin yet in terms of worldwide anti-Semitism and the fullness of replacement theology in the church?
Do you know that all the nations in the world will finally come against Jerusalem (Zechariah12:3)? This means that a great many people will end up turning against God, making war with Him!
Do you know that if you are not secure in the Lord, this may become the greatest deception ever, sweeping millions of Christians into the devils anti-Semitic and replacement theology camp?
They will fill the tribulation period with people of terror and great regret.
An outpouring of satanic spirits of error and deception will find a home in the hearts of all who are ignorant and arrogant.
►Ignorance of God’s word is the field full of satanic seeds. Arrogance is the drought that dries up all understanding of God’s ways and word.
As the 2nd Exodus gains momentum and comes to its completion in the salvation of the Jews, so the Exodus gains momentum of believers from the truth! We are already in a world war against truth!
As millions of Jews soon get saved, ushering in the Second Coming, so Satan will kill millions in these wars.
These three wars may end up being one and the same. If so, it’s soon – very soon. If not they will still be near enough to each other to spoil your whole day.
The cause of the war is the ancient hatred of anti-Semitism arising to devastating proportions, and their desire to kill, steal and destroy Israel’s blessings. Many ordinary people, the man in the street – many streets, will be swept away into the great deceptions that will surround these wars.
Don’t be one of them. Keep off the streets! My friends we are about to enter spiritually charged days like never before. It is time to know your God, His word and His way, and just where His blessings lie.
I took this picture of a family of Saddlebill Storks in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 344: December 28th 2016
What if you are not left behind?
What if you are not left behind?
New things lie before us in many more ways than one!
We all know the “Left Behind” series and the many other teachings out there on what to do if you are left behind at the rapture.
What if you’re not left behind at the rapture? Have you ever thought of the implications and the many things that will immediately set you into your unchangeable eternal state?
My objective in this edition is to provoke you to some serious thought and then serious action.
1 Corinthians 3:12-15 “If anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become manifest; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work it is...if it endures, he will be rewarded. If it is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
Can you be wrong on many issues and still be saved? What if you are wrong on many biblical issues and the rapture takes place and away you go?
What if the rapture takes place and you were quite right on many issues? What if your heart was wrong? What if your heart was right?
One thing you can’t do is go back and change things, make them right, and repent after you have gone in the rapture. You can change things now.
In this edition, I want to look at some of these eternal issues and what actually constitutes a truly successful Christian from God’s point of view.
Today we are in one of the worst times ever and one of the best times ever. The pressures to compromise are intense. Deception is rife. Sin and wickedness are advancing at a phenomenal rate. Hatred for the gospel and messengers of it is monumental.
But in the midst of all this “grace does much more abound.” (Romans 5:20). We can and must take the pressures and make them work for us. Cast off, reject and destroy from our lives all the evil and turn the tables and grow in purity and holiness.
The ways of the word:
The requirements for a truly successful life are just the same as they always have been.
“Study to show yourself approved to God”, or don’t study and show yourself approved to the world and man. Compromise will take the pressure off! You can Christianize and sanction the devil and make his ways your ways, but you will pay the price.
Jeremiah 15:16 “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.”
Job 23:12 “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”
The way to grow in the Lord is revealed in the verses above and the tragedy of the modern spineless Christian is revealed in the verses below, which are the way to be a normal worldly Christian neatly fitting in with the ever-changing world.
John 12:43 “They loved the praise and approval of men more than the praise of God.”
Galatians 1:10 “Do I seek to please men? If I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Messiah.”
My friends, most Christians today live with this tragic “machine” driving them – seeking the approval of the world! The world will and does welcome them, but they doom themselves to the shallows of spiritual bankruptcy.
You defy the devil or accommodate and appease him. If you are wise you will resist him, then he will flee from you. If you don’t, do you think he will flee from you? You are inviting him to stay – a very stupid thing to do.
You must learn to love and devour the truth and reject error. If you don’t or won’t, truth then becomes relative, which makes it not truth.
Truth of God’s word must burn you, cut you and hurt you. But then it sets you on fire with an unquenchable godly fire of His glory. It sets you truly free! Being a man pleaser, a world appeaser, a pagan participator (Christmas etc) nullifies the power of the cross in you and makes you weak, blind, enslaved and imprisoned. You will be too blind to even see it.
Many can’t forsake their worldly traditions because it makes them odd with the devil and his people, and right with God.
The terrible tragedy is that most people can’t see that they are just another brick in the world’s wall – all just the same and powerless. They may well be saved – but by the skin of their teeth!
When the world begins to hate you for your righteousness, then you know that you are on the right track. When the word reveals the world to you and you see it clearly as a kingdom of darkness, you are on the winning way.
This is the time for more and more spineless preachers of compromise to make the church darker and darker and more ineffective. It is the time for more and more appeasement of evil and sin and for many to come against the truth and the bearers of the truth.
You will be known by people and by God, by your fruits. You will be known by what you compromise on, sanction and allow, and on what you take a stand on and resist.
Are you one with your traditions like Christmas and Easter for example? The cross divides and separates between the holy and the unholy. If you are still one with your pagan traditions, you do not know the power of the cross. You can’t defeat enemies while you think they’re your friend!
Traditions work in the same way that Hitler did. He said: “Make the lie big enough and say it often enough and the people will believe you.” This is what the devil does. He has done it through Catholic invasions of truth and through the media.
The compromised church of today:
The mainstream church today is how not to be! The church’s love affair with the world, its traditions, its sins and evils are mainstream today and have even infiltrated into many Spirit-filled churches.
The love and acceptance of sin and evil in the church is pandemic. It is commonplace.
Do not compare yourselves among yourselves or among the churches. Your measure is the word of God and the fruits it produces.
What you take a stand on is the backbone of your beliefs and shows who and what you really are. What you compromise on reveals how spineless and world-dominated you are.
Do you want great success in your life, with eternal consequences? Seek out what God sees as successful. Seek out what and who God truly blesses. Seek out what God’s favour always falls on and what He chooses, and simply choose the same things.
If you go in the rapture, you will immediately see and know all things! You’ll immediately know every sin, every thought, every good motivation, every right and wrong thing.
Imagine the unbeliever’s shock of arriving in hell and discovering that none of their born-again friends are there. Imagine the shock of arriving in hell and discovering that it is all real and not a nightmare and that the Bible was true all along!
If your God is not great in all His holiness, purity and judgement, you will not endure in these days.
At this time of the year, people often say to me “happy Christmas”. I say thank you but don’t return it. Sometimes they ask why and I say that I have nothing to do with Christmas. Before even wondering why, they get offended that their idol is not being placated. They don’t think because they can’t.
Ministers themselves promote pagan-rooted traditions without question!
The basics of the Christian faith:
The following are the titles of some brilliant books by Watchmen Nee. I’ve read them about 5 times over: “Not I but Christ.” “Love not the world.” “The Messenger of the cross.” “Spiritual authority.”
There is actually a progression in those titles alone. As we realise that “I” must go to the cross and be crucified, then love for the world begins to decrease. We then become the “crucified” messenger of the cross...We become the message! This is what gives us spiritual authority to overcome the world and defeat the enemy.
If you are on the right track you will: ●“Hate your life in the world”. (John 12:25) ●You will see yourself as “undone”. (Isaiah 6:5) ●“Death will be at work in you”. (2 Corinthians 4:12) ●You will be “decreasing as He increases”. (John 3:30) ●You will be empowered by the inexhaustible resurrection power of the cross. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
1 Corinthians 2:2 “For I determined not to know anything among you except Yeshua Messiah and Him crucified.”
This is all elementary. It is foundational of our faith and the way forward. It is the way of cross- bearing.
Trying to live the Christian life always results in failure. It always results in a works orientated life and a legalistic approach to the things of God. But when you give up and throw yourself on your face before our Lord and say “I can’t do this,” God says thank you very much, now we can get started.
Jeremiah 10:23 “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.”
Eternal rewards are given for:
One of the purposes for the judgement of reward is to have our lives evaluated. There will be shame and sorrow as we stand before our Lord, but it will be just for a moment. It is to set us in our eternal state. We will differ from each other as the stars do - forever. (1 Corinthians 15:41-42)
The rewards consist symbolically of crowns: The incorruptible crown, the crown of rejoicing, the crown of righteousness, the crown of life, the crown of glory.
Rewards are also referred to as: Heavenly treasure (Matthew 6:20, 1 Peter 1:4) Special blessings. Special responsibilities will be given to rule with our Lord in the whole universe. (Matthew 19:28; Revelation 2:26.)
●A reward is given for “A glass of cold water given in His name.” In other words it is many small seemingly meaningless things. Please note a reward is not given for a glass of cold water given! It is for what is done in His name, for Him and His kingdom.
●“Those who are born of God will overcome the world” (1 John 5:4). We will be rewarded for beating the rat race and ignoring the Joneses.
●Rewards will be given for circumspect, non-greedy living and living with less.
●Rewards will be given for denial of self through the taking up of our cross daily.
●Rewards will be given for defence of the truth (2 John 1:7-8)
●Rewards will be given for standing with Israel.
●Rewards will be given for knowing Him and making Him known.
●Rewards will be given for hearing God’s calling for our lives, and doing it.
●Rewards will be given for being a radical Christian in all ways.
●Rewards will be given for judging rightly and well. (1 Corinthians 2:15)
●Rewards will be given to those who are kind and compassionate to animals. (Red setters in particular – yes you Joanne)
●Rewards will be given for generous giving and hospitality (Luke 6:38 James1:17)
●Rewards are given for prayer and fasting (Matthew 6:6)
●Rewards will be given for compassion for the suffering. (Matthew 25:37-40)
●Rewards will be given for being hated. (Luke 6:22-23)
●Rewards will be given for loving your enemies. (Luke 6:35)
●Rewards will be given for endurance (2 Corinthians 4:17-18, 1 Peter 1:6-7)
●Rewards will be given for quality work in employment (Colossians 3:23-24)
Loss of reward (Unholy smoke!)
The Bible likens the believer’s rewards to gold, silver, precious stones and wood hay and straw, all being hit by fire. A puff of smoke is all that will be left of the second group. It also says that some will have no enduring reward, but be saved so as by fire.
So what causes the loss of eternal reward in our lives?
It would be pretty much the opposite of many of the things listed above, but also our wilful sin.
It will most certainly include the following of false doctrine. It will be for getting wrapped up in legalism and following pagan, unholy, Bible-condemned traditions.
What is your life?
If I were to ask you, “What is your life?” You would come up with many good things that you have done in this world. If God asks you, “What is your life?” What would be your response?
Imagine wasting your life. Most can’t or won’t imagine it because they believe that are happy, successful people, and that is their measure of success. The problem that I am talking about is more real than what your eyes can see.
Today very few can take correction without getting bent out of shape and biting back at the one bringing them correction. We are in a world of extreme, excessive pride where people refuse to repent and change. They are spiritually disabled and crippled and doing eternal damage to their eternal reward-state.
Psalm 55:18-19 “He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle which was against me...They do not change, therefore they do not fear God.”
Proverbs 14:6-8 (Amp) “A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, for his very attitude blinds him and deafens him to it, but knowledge is easy to him who is teachable and who understands. Go away from the presence of a foolish and self confident man, for you will not find knowledge in his lips. The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of self-confident fools is to deceive.”
Exodus 33:13-14 “I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know you, and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is your people. And He said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’”
The power of the fear of the Lord:
Psalm 60:4 “You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth, that your beloved may be delivered.”
Job 28:28 “The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.”
The fear of the Lord implies sensitivity to God.
The fear of the Lord is the most powerful experience we can learn. Without it there is great danger! The unsaved world will fear the Lord in the tribulation period, but it will be too late. “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31)
The fear of the Lord comes by choice. (Proverbs 1:29) It then grows as you get to know God more and more, led by His Spirit.
In His presence your view of everything changes. You can’t create it or manufacture it.
This is the secret key. It is the way right into God’s presence. It is the way to genuine, real, deep knowledge, understanding and wisdom of God.
The fear of the Lord is a doctrine hated and resented by Satan his demons and the world. It is despised by lukewarm Christians and all wolves in pulpits.
One day all arrogant people will stand before God. One thing they will not do is say to God, “Now listen to me God, this is what I believed in life!”
Our Lord’s book of favourites:
Does our Lord have favourites? Is He a respecter of persons? He is not a respecter of persons in terms of who can be saved. But He most certainly is in the bigger picture. In fact He has His own special book of His special favourites. Here it is:
Malachi 3:16-18 A Book of remembrance: “Those who feared the Lord spoke with 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 name. They shall be Mine says the Lord of hosts, on the day that I make them My jewels. I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him. The Lord shall discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not.”
Examine yourselves to see if you are in the faith, says the Bible. But it actually goes further. We also need to examine the things in our lives that we think we need but really don’t!
Those who stand with and for Israel will be great in the eternal kingdom:
Much of the way we should be is contained in the letter to the church at Philadelphia in the Revelation.
In loving Israel, we are choosing to love the object of God’s love. This is the seal of truth of our love for our Lord.
The church always suffers the effects when it loses sight of its Jewish roots and heritage. When it disobeys Gods command to choose the Jews, its foundation is cracked.
When you reject Israel and chose the Palestinians in their place, you are rejecting God and choosing Satan. It is Satan who has tried to choose Jerusalem. So pick your choice! But pick it wisely otherwise you will most likely end in hell with the leaders of Satan’s choice – the mass media.
Don’t tell me you love God if you love Satan’s choices! – You liar!
What you really love is evident in your words, what you talk about and what you do about it.
Zechariah 3:2 (Amp) “The Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan!’ The Lord who has habitually chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you.’”
Zechariah 2:12 “The Lord shall inherit Judah as His portion in the Holy Land and shall again choose Jerusalem.”
2 Chronicles 6:6 “I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there; and I have chosen David to be over My people, Israel.”
Zechariah 8:2-3 “I am zealous for Zion with great zeal; with great fervour I am zealous for her. Thus says the Lord: I will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the Lord of hosts, the Holy Mountain.”
The Spiritual Man:
Psalm 119:59 “I thought about my ways, and turned my feet to Your testimonies.”
Have you been examining yourself to see if you are in the faith? (2 Corinthians 13:5.) Have you been “numbering your days” (Psalm 90:12) to make them count with God?
If you are spiritual: ●You will know them by their fruits. ●You will know them by their liberty and freedom. ●You will know them by their judgements. ●You will know them by their hatred for the world. ●You will know them by the world’s hatred for you/them. ●You will know them by their fear of God. ●You will know them by their knowledge, understanding and wisdom of God and His word. ●You will know them by their identification of and rejection of error and deception. ●You will know them by their holiness. ●You will know them by their love for the eternal destiny and souls of men.
Your spiritual life is far more important than you may imagine. It has eternal unchangeable consequences wrapped up in every aspect of it.
My friends you are on the verge of becoming eternally valuable; don’t miss the opportunities.
1 Samuel 26:24 “As your life was valued much this day in my eyes, so let my life be valued much in the eyes of the Lord, and let Him deliver me out of all tribulation.”
I would rather be condemned, judged and rejected by the world for defying it, than be condemned by God for standing in defence of the world.
I took these pictures of the two giants – the baobab tree and the elephants in our neck of the woods. I’ve put the tree through some filter effects.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!