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- Turkey has allied herself militarily with Libya in the last few days. This echoes the war dubbed WW111 of Ezekiel 38 & 39.
- Ongoing troubles in the US and many other nations are causing large numbers of Jews to make enquiries about returning to Israel. (When the Lion roars, His children will return, trembling from the West (Hosea 11:10)
- Israel launches attack on Hamas in response to their rocket attack on Israel. Israel launches new spy satellite. Israel launches attack on Iranian bases in Syria. “Mystery” explosions continue in Iran.
- Bubonic plague identified in China.
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
This verse, below was given to me by our Lord in December last year to give to you as the crowning verse for 2020. This was just before the corona-virus became a world pandemic:
The heading is, “Babylon humiliated.” End-time Babylon is the modern world system:
Isaiah 47:10-11 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; You have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
1 Thessalonians 5:6 “Let us not sleep as others do, but watch.”
1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
Matthew 24:43 “Know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.”
Ephesians 5:13-14 “All things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Awake, you who sleep; arise from the dead, and Messiah will give you light.”
2 Timothy 4:8 “There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge, will award to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
3rd July 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Watchmen what do you see?
Masses are in the salvation firing lines. This will include masses of prodigals and backslidden Christians. Entire churches will awaken to end-time Bible prophecy.
At the same time many, specifically those who are not, and come against being Spirit filled, will be taken over by strong and powerful deceptive spirits and fall away. They will join with the spirit of the antichrist and false spirits of the ecumenical, interfaith, one-world order system.
As the world shakes, more and more will look for stability – and find it in our Lord. The shaking is about to become extremely severe and masses will seek the truth, but because their hearts are not repentant and right the truth will not find them.
Many will go with what they believe is truth, but the truth-teller may be a fraud to begin with.
There are some out there presenting wonderful truth, rightly applied, but they are few and far between. When you encounter them, value and treasure them, and pray for them to continue.
As spiritual darkness descends, as prophesied in numerous passages, the entire world will be engulfed in the darkness of encroaching sin and wickedness. In very thick darkness light can’t penetrate and the light merges with darkness. (Luke 11:35)
Many times I have wandered through various wildlife areas at night with a torch. You need to watch carefully where you are going. You need to be a watchman alright!
Sometimes as you shine the torch, it picks up the shining, glowing eyes of a silent animal deep in the bush. You don't know if its a friend or foe, just from the glowing eyes.
If the torch doesn’t shine truly and brightly, how can you see and watch where you are going?
I know that many ministers and prophecy teachers read The Prophetic Scroll, and judging by what a lot of them have said, there is a growing unity in the message amongst us. That would be like many together, each with a torch, shining together in the darkness.
At the end of the day, the light of God’s truth is to guide us into the bright shining eternal glory of heavenly light, with an abundant entrance.
You don’t want to just scrape into heaven by the skin of your teeth, smelling like hell.
So, the important job of the watchman’s torch is to shed light on the right way and expose the wrong way. People’s lives are affected and changed by these things.
Not too long ago some so-called watchmen, under the curse of Nibiru taught their deceived followers that the planet Nibiru was about to strike the earth and destroy it. This was taught by the Revelation 12 –sign teachers.
Some today teach the most outrageous, dangerous, Satan-rooted heresy like: Modern day Jews can never repent because they are cursed, because a small group of them stoned Steven nearly 2000 years ago!
Disagreement amongst watchmen detracts and harms the message and Bible prophecy. It means some are not hearing from the Spirit of God, who has a unified message of pure truth. Too many watchmen are full of pride, watching through blinded eyes. They need to get out of ministry!
Agreement amongst watchmen adds weight and substance to the message. Agreement highlights and shines on the truth, confirming and establishing it.
Pride is a watchman’s light-killer. It dims the light and confuses it with the darkness. Pride in a Christian minster is terribly dangerous. It deceives him with his self-importance. It blinds him to the light.
2 Corinthians 11:13-14 “Such are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Messiah. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”
The angel of light, Satan is in the darkness of the night! “Watchmen, watchmen, what of the night? “ (Isaiah 21:11) Watchman, are you looking into the night with your light? Do you see what is of the “angel of light?” Do you watch, see and warn?
Jeremiah 6:17-18 “I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘listen to the sound of the trumpet.’ But they said. ‘We will not listen!’ Therefore hear O nations and learn O congregations, what will happen. Hear O earth! I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their own schemes (thoughts), because they have paid no attention to My word and have rejected My instruction.”
In these above we see the sad reaction of the world to God's warning. They rejected it. That is exactly where we are today. But it’s quite another thing, and just as tragic when the watchman speaks a lot of hogwash and the people think he speaks the truth.
The most valuable torch-battery that a watchman can have is the cross of Calvary. It creates the power to give pure light, and strips out pride and its error.
The wonder of the cross is that it shows you that you are not valuable and precious, but that you are a dying rat with rabies, deserving of death. Then it raises you and gives you great eternal value.
Today we have a flood of ministers, ministries and so-called watchmen who are cross-less. They are of “another Jesus”. They are Spirit-less.
Their goal is your material wealth, so that they can benefit from it too. They teach self-improvement, self-esteem, self importance, all without the cross, which kills self. The speak the rat language.
They are not enemies of Christ. They are enemies of the cross of Christ! (Philippians 3:18) So they actually end up with “another Christ”!
The power of the cross and resurrection now works from inside your heart, where once the rat and blind bat lived.
Only stupid watchmen use weak, half-flat batteries in their torch. In their blindness they set themselves up as God’s editor, removing all the hard sayings and severity from their doctrine, producing spineless, worldly, weak counterfeit Christians.
It’s always the same people that get caught in big errors. They seem to attract all the rubbish. There’s a reason for that. It is because of their hidden pride, and because they have let in a spirit of error and have not cast it out or repented. It comes back seven times worse.(Matthew 12:45)
You need to be very careful and diligent with your faith. Examine it and guard it, and always move forward in total surrender to all truth, and actively avoid the error out there.
We see the two white horse riders contrasted in the Bible. Revelation 6:2 sees the rider on a white horse, given a crown (corona) and with a bow but no arrow, symbolising deception. Then we see God’s white horse rider at the end of the Revelation.
Revelation 19:11-14 “I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war...and the armies in heaven clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.”
Notice the accompanying riders! The antichrist rider flies onto the stage with three other riders of the apocalypse - riders of deception, wielding death, destruction, and chaos.
Now notice our Lord on a white horse flying out of heaven with great armies of saints in fine linen, on white horses. The fine linen is the “righteousness of the saints”. (Revelation 19:8) Guess who these are? That’s us.
But note that we all return to make righteous war with our Lord. Since when do you go to war dressed in fine white linen? It is the final victory – the victory of fine righteousness over dirty wickedness! – Glory, I say!
Note well that at the marriage supper it is the church who are in fine while linen. Note well that as soon as dinner is over the white horse rider and the entire church still in white linen ride magnificently out of heaven at the Second Coming.
What amazing proof of a pre-tribulation rapture!!
Edition 72. March 8th 2011
In this edition:
●I will shake all things
●What Israel thinks of the Middle East upheavals.
What Israel thinks of the Middle East turmoil:
The current upheavals in the nations surrounding Israel represent a new paradigm shift. The speed with which the turmoil has spread is quite amazing. But what of the nation caught right in the middle?...What is Israel thinking?
Israelis are increasingly becoming worried about what this is all leading to. Some rabbis are talking of the forerunners to the great war of Gog and Magog. One rabbi said that this all shows that "our Messiah is soon to appear."
Israeli Jews are increasingly searching Google (in Hebrew) for their Messiah. Some 50,000 searches a month have been recorded and it's increasing all the time.
The 'stage' is being set. The 'furniture' is being re-organised and the 'actors' are waiting in the wings. What we are witnessing is the preparation for the greatest drama of all time which will begin to take centre stage soon.
The events in the Middle East and North Africa of late are unstoppable. It's like a genie being let out of the bottle. You can't put it back in. It's like there is a giant invisible puppeteer silently pulling the strings. People want to bring down their zombie dictators and rightly so, but what will follow is the problem.
The Arab / Islamic nations in conflict, may well present a new united face of opposition to Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood are no peace-loving harmless bunch as they're believed to be by many in the West. You will see their true colours emerge soon!
The changes sweeping the Arab world may appear to be pro-west, but this is a thin veneer. You can be sure that the barrel of a Kalashnikov held by Al Qaeda or others will come into play.
I will shake all things: Nations, Israel and the church
This is a very positive edition, but you'll have to read it all to get the full picture.
Luke 12:49 "I came to send fire on the earth and how I wish it was already kindled." These are the words of our Messiah!
Luke 21:25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the seas and the waves roaring; mens hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming upon the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken."
Revelation 6:4 "Another horse, fiery red, went out and it was granted to the one who sat on it, to take peace from the earth..." God will remove peace from this earth! When He does this no one will find peace!
Isaiah 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger."
Nahum 1:2 "God is jealous and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. He will take vengeance on His adversaries, He reserves His wrath for His enemies."
Some like Rick Warren are casting down the Word of God and are pushing for global peace, while our Lord is promising global wrath. "For when they say peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them as a woman in labour."- 1Thessalonians 5:3
Huge destruction is coming. The worst will be in the second half of the soon coming tribulation period, but we will see many forerunners or "birth pangs."
It's all about pride, arrogance and the rejection of God's word. The rejection of God's word always leads to its own problems and to ultimate failure. God is not some angry Man spewing judgement everywhere. He has a plan for the world. He knows best. His judgment is on His enemies and on those who follow Satan's plans of rebellion to Him.
For those who believe in our Lord, His ways and His word, there is no judgement except for reward. For those who humble themselves before our Lord there are oceans of peace now and in the future, even as all things get shaken.
Joel 3:16 "The Lord also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake; but the Lord will be a shelter for His people."
In Him is peace and joy that surpasses understanding.
Hebrews 12:26 "His voice has promised saying, yet once more I shake not only the earth but also heaven. This "yet once more" indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain." God will shake everything that can be shaken, so that which cannot be shaken will be strengthened and endure.
It's important to understand that only that which is of the kingdom of God is unshakeable.
God will shake the proud nations, the proud churches, the pride of Israel. God will shake all self assurance, arrogance and the pride of all people.
When what you put your trust in starts shaking violently, you automatically look for something stable to hold onto. This will be a time of incredible revival as people turn to the safety of the kingdom of God.
Arrogance against God's plans for Israel and the Jew:
One of the big reasons for the coming judgement is because of the world's collective actions against Israel, led by Satan himself.
Do you know why Pharaoh and the Egyptians came against the children of Israel as Moses led them to freedom? It was because God had said "Let My people go." Today the situation is the same. This is now the second Exodus! God is saying that His people will return to their land and to spiritual salvation. God says in His word that He will bring the Jews back into their land in blindness and then the veil of spiritual blindness will be lifted.
Modern day Pharaoh's in many guises will again pursue the Jews just like before.
Ezekiel 35:5 "Because you (Arabs) have had an ancient hatred, and 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 shall pursue you."
Ezekiel 28:25-26 "When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. And they will dwell safely there, build houses and plant vineyards; yes they will dwell securely, when I execute judgment on those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God."
Micah 4:11-13 "Now also many nations have gathered against you, who say, "Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion." But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord, nor do they understand His counsel; For He will gather them like sheaves for the threshing floor. Arise and thresh O daughter of Zion; For I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hooves bronze; You shall beat in pieces many peoples."
Isaiah 42:14-16 "I have held My peace a long time, I have been still and restrained Myself. Now I will cry like a woman in labour, I will pant and gasp at once, I will lay waste the mountains and the hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will make the rivers coastlands. I will bring the blind by a way they do not know, I will lead them in paths they may not have known. I will make darkness light before them. These things I will do for them and not forsake them."
Haggai 2:7 "I will shake all nations and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations and I will fill this temple with glory says the Lord of hosts (armies). "
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."
The above verses speak very strong words of warning against those who in their pride reject God's plans for Israel and in fact stand in His way.
But Israel will also come under God's judgement for her rejection of Messiah and God's plan. He chose them for a purpose, which will come about. Unfortunately, as with the nations their pride has got in the way and blinded them in the interim.
The pride of Israel:
Ezekiel 5:5-9 "This is Jerusalem I have set her in the midst of the nations. She has rebelled against My judgements by doing wickedness more than nations, and against My statutes, more than all the countries around her, for they have refused My judgements and they have not walked in My statutes. Therefore, thus says the Lord, because you have multiplied your disobedience, more than the nations around you...Indeed I even I am against you and will execute judgements in your midst, in the sight of the nations around you. I will do among you what I have never done and the like of which I will never do again, because of all your abominations."
This is staggering verse of scripture. This is the reason why the Third World War will soon break out starting in the Middle East and involving Israel. God will allow her to come under severe judgement. Israel will soon be involved in a terrible war, but God will cause the Jew to turn to Him in this shaking.
God will not allow Israel to be destroyed and will bring her to victory, but only after some serious damage has been done and His plans have been achieved.
The above verse is shocking. The verse below is as shocking, but on the positive side!
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. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my case and executes judgement for me; He will bring me forth to light and I will see His righteousness."
The pride of people and the nations:
Jeremiah 50:32 "The most proud shall stumble and fall...I will kindle a fire in his cities and it will devour all around him."
Isaiah 2:12,19 "For the day of the Lord of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up and it shall be brought low." "They shall go into the holes of the rocks and into caves from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily."
Isaiah 13:9 "Behold the Lord comes, cruel with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate and He will destroy the sinners from it."
Isaiah 29:14 "I will again do a marvellous work among this people; for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden."
These verses above are frightening indeed for the unbeliever and the proud and arrogant. I've said a thousand times, that pride always blinds you and here we have clearly spelt out...right out of the mouth of God!
There is a very easy way to get rid of all of this ugly, heavy stuff. Just cast down the Bible. Throw it out and reject it. That way you can carry on blindly serving the god of this world. You can carry on having fun, fun and more fun, even 'good' Christian fun. It will bring the judgement of God upon you. It will make your eternal position worse.
There is safety in humility and surrender before our great God Lord and King.
The pride of the church:
"The gates of hell will not prevail against the church" says the Bible. But the very same Bible points out that not all of those who claim to be "the church" are the church. There is one section of the church that will be forever safe. It is the church that trusts supremely in our Lord and His word. The gates of hell will not prevail against this church.
Only the church of Philadelphia in the book of Revelation chapter three is completely commended with not one word of condemnation. This is the church that is told: "He opens the door and no one shuts." This church is assessed by God and told that it "keeps My word." This church is commended for having "little strength" (That would be self -orientated strength) This church has the "Key of David" which is referred to in Isaiah 22 as the "key that opens the door to Jerusalem" meaning that this church has a Messianic flavour.
Most of the other churches assessed by God in Revelation chapters two and three are in trouble in one way or another. They are not safe. One church is promised that it will "spewed out" of God's mouth. Another is promised by God "I will kill your children (offspring of the church) with death". Another is told that it will be cast into "great tribulation."
A great deal of the professing church of the this era will be swept away in judgement. They will fall for the devil's end time counterfeit plans. The Bible declares: "The love of many will grow cold". We are in the time period that is just starting to see the "great apostasy" of the church.
Cain and Able were brothers. They were a type of the true and false church. Cain's religion produced the first murderer and is a type of the church that has and will kill the true saints. Abel's religion, produced the first martyr.
In all of this there is tremendous safety, peace and security...but it's only for those who humble themselves into God's plans and will. All pride and rebellion to God will come tumbling down. The answer is to simply give up resisting God. Give up following the ways of the world and its god.
Pride and self assurance are the most dangerous qualities anyone can possess!
James 4:6 "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
The battle for the spirits and souls of people is intensifying. The battle against God's will is intensifying.
The story of David and Goliath is full of symbolism. David is a type of Israel and of Christ, while Goliath is a type of the world and of antichrist. Goliath had was six cubits high, had six pieces of armour, and his sword was six weights of silver. This identifies him with the number of Satan which is 666. This also identifies him with the world system of whom Satan is it's god. Goliath was large and from a large army. He had the odds stacked in his favour. David was small in comparison, but with God at his side, he defeated the much larger enemy.
Within the story of John the Baptist we see another type. He was God's prophet of things to come. He had his head taken off. It did no damage to Gods plans.
The world and its god, Satan will run headlong into the God of glory soon. This collision will cause the greatest shaking the world has ever seen. It will be a real event, but will also take place in the spirits and souls of all people.
The days are dangerous now, but they will become a lot worse soon.
John 9:4 "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is still day; the night is coming when no one can work."
The greatest part of this shaking and the reasons for it relate to God's plans for the Jew, Israel and Jerusalem. This is all part of the way God will bring peace to the world, but it will all explode first, due to the playing out of the great spiritual conflict.
God has a plan and so does the devil and his world. Guess which one will persevere and prevail?
Psalm 105: 8-11 "He has remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded for a thousand generations, the covenant He made with Abraham and His oath to Isaac, and conformed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying to you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.
Genesis 13:15 "For all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever."
Psalm 129: 5-8 "All who hate Zion will be put to shame."
Heaven or hell:
Pride is a prison of your own making. It will never set you free. It feeds off itself. "Be careful that the light that is in you is not really darkness" says the Bible. God always resists the proud. It cause blindness and deception. The end of all pride is hell.
Humility is the characteristic of those destined for heaven. Not only is the destiny heaven, but humility sets one truly free now. Of course humility needs to be combined with truth, but humility gives sight. With a humble heart truth is easy to find and walk in.
Here is a painting by Mikhail Turovsky. He was born in 1933 and is well known for his images of suffering during the Second World War. Here is one of them. we are now close to the Third World War.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 71. 17th February 2011
In this edition:
●The writing on the wall
●Amazing plans for the new Jerusalem Temple
Amazing plans for the new Jerusalem Temple:
●Please have a look at the video clip (in the videos section above) Which for the first time, will take you on a virtual tour through the Temple Chamber Hewn in Stone. This video is based on the exact, highly detailed plans now complete of this incredible Temple.
This will be the third Temple. It will be built on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem. It is the Temple in which the antichrist will declare himself as God at the midway mark of the tribulation period. (2Thesselonians2:4) The third and final Millennium Temple of Ezekiel 40 is not this one. In the Millennium there will be a completely new Temple built according to the plans of Ezekiel.
The Temple Institute has already completed all the vessels, implements, High Priest clothing, musical instruments and everything else needed. It's all ready and waiting. These are not replicas but the actual objects built out of gold, silver etc.
The image below is just three of the hundreds of blueprints recently completed.
There is one little problem though and that is the Muslim mosque standing on the site. The area opposite the Golden Gate is open and may be used, but the most likely scenario is that something will happen soon which will either destroy the mosque or some agreement may be reached which would facilitate the building of the Temple on the open section of the Temple Mount.
The bus below in a Jerusalem street bears a banner proclaiming the soon-to-be built Temple.
According to prophecy, this Temple does not need to be complete until the halfway mark of the tribulation period. It could come about as a result of the peace deal made with antichrist and Israel at the start of the tribulation.
The image below shows some of the actual Temple vessels recently completed and ready for use in this coming Temple. (Thanks to The Temple Institute.)
Many Christians object to the fact that this Temple will be built. Claiming that Jesus has fulfilled everything and we are now the temples of the Holy Spirit. Of course this is true, but we need to remember that the Jews are brought back into their land in spiritual blindness to Messiah and only then is the "veil" lifted (en-mass) The Temple is prophesied in numerous places. It will be built!
The writing on the wall
Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin were the words God inscribed miraculously on the wall of Babylon's palace.
The word 'Mene' was written twice. When this occurs in the Bible it means that God is putting double emphasis on it. He is stressing the point with absolute surety. Another example of this is in Revelation 18:2 "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen"
Daniel 5: 25-26 "This is the interpretation of each word. Mene: "God has numbered your kingdom and finished it"; Tekel: "You have been weighed in the balances and found wanting"; Peres: "Your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians."
Okay, here's the story:
The king of Babylon had a wild party. Belshazzar was a belcher of significance...a true party animal of note. He used gold and silver vessels (cups) from the Temple, for this party, which his father Nebuchadnezzar had given him. They drank wine from these Temple vessels, got drunk, praised their gods and had a wild, crazy time.
At the time of the party, the city was being surrounded by enemies. The king turned a blind drunk eye to the siege that was lying waiting.
God then joined the party, but He was angry. What infuriated God was the fact that holy Temple vessels were being used for this drunken party.
As Belshazzar slugged down his last ever cup of wine, God supernaturally inscribed His judgement on the wall.
Belshazzar was shocked but didn't know what it meant and called for Daniel to interpret it. He then gave the interpretation, which was the judgement of God on Belshazzar and his kingdom.
That very night Belshazzar was slain. Afterwards a general submission followed, but later Babylon fell to her enemies.
The pride and arrogance of one man who dishonoured God's holiness, brought down a whole nation very quickly.
Daniel 5:22-23 "But you Belshazzar have not humbled your heart although you knew all this and you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You have brought the vessels of His house before you."
Why was God so angry:
It was simply because God's holiness was violated. These were the holy vessels of the Temple that had been set apart and purified. Does God care about what He has deemed to be holy? This story shows the shocking truth, that He most certainly does care, even about little details of holiness.
Of course nobody is sin free and perfectly holy. But , it's God's standard that we need to uphold and not water down to worldly levels. We are not to interfere with God's holy standards.
It is the duty and responsibility of leadership to uphold God's standard of holiness and purity.
The shocking bottom line:
God was not mad because the king used the wrong cups for a party. He was mad because the king had brought God's holiness down to his level. The central issue here is that leadership is responsible for what it does with God's holiness.
Prophetic implications for today:
We need to identify Babylon as a 'type' in relation to today's world. Is there a message in this 'writing on the wall' for the world today? You bet!!
Babylon is used in numerous scriptures as a type for the world system and a type for the worldly church.
These words of warning and judgement were written on a wall ages ago, but have a profound prophetic meaning for the world and the church today.
The Bible uses typology in many instances. Babylon is a type for the world system and of the church today (a large part of it) "Babylon the great" is the Biblical term used to describe the world system and "Mystery Babylon" is the term used for much of the church and it's Babylon-infested religion. (There is a bit of crossover application to both the world and the church.)
Babylon fell as a result of God's judgement and will never arise again.
Jeremiah 51:29 "Every purpose of the Lord will be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation."
Jeremiah 50:46 "At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth trembles and the cry is heard among the nations.
Isaiah 13:19 "And Babylon the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldean's pride, will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah ."
The writing on the wall for the world:
Babylon was the city that tried to reach God by building a tower, against the will of God. It was the city of internationalism. It was the city which saw the origination of the modern banking system. It was 'politically correct.'
The world is messing with God's holiness. It is has become an institution of pure evil. It is the home of humanism and everything that seems right but is condemned by God. State is not the church and the church is not the state, but the state was never ever meant to be completely removed from the influence of the church.
The church should always be above the state. In fact the basis of all law comes from the Ten Commandments.
The world has taken God's holy word and effectively cast it down and trashed it. Isaiah 59:14 "Justice is turned back and righteousness stands afar off and truth is fallen in the street."
The world has its own God-devoid ideas coming from its own evil heroes.
Many say that Babylon prophetically refers to the USA. This is most certainly true, but it goes further and actually refers to the whole world system.
The ultimate eternal judgement of God is about to fall on this world system. It will never recover.
Jeremiah 25:11-12 "And this whole land shall be desolate and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. Then when the seventy years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon...and make it a perpetual desolation."
It's worth bearing in mind that God always warns before He pours out His wrath. He did this in the days of Noah, Lot and Babylon. This is exactly the situation again today.
The world is drunk on its own power, self importance, ego and pride. It casts down God's holiness, but the writing is on the wall now.
Today the writing is on the wall for Washington, Europe and in fact the whole world.
The writing on the wall for the church:
Revelation 18: 2-5 "And he cried mightily with a loud voice saying Babylon the great is fallen is fallen and has become a habitation of demons...for all the nations have drunk of the wine of her fornication. The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven saying "Come out of her My people, lest you share in her sins.
There is little doubt that "mystery Babylon the great" refers to the Catholic church (and other similar orthodox churches.) But it also refers to mixture or inter-faith movement. In its final form it will be a massive world religious body that will unbeknown to itself, be headed by the devil in the form of the Biblical 'false prophet'. This religious body will direct worship to the antichrist, whom it will think is our Lord.
God requires His servants to be separate and to present a lifestyle separate from the world. Going right back to Adam, God required a separation. The problem with Adam's sin was not eating of all the good stuff in the garden, but eating of the one thing God said don't eat of. The problem was mixture. Mixing what was allowed with what wasn't is the big problem.
God says "don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers" (2 Corinthians 6:14) God says "They shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean." (Ezekiel 44:23)."God says "how can a spring produce bitter and sweet water." (James 3:11) God says "because you are lukewarm, I'll spit you out of My mouth." (Revelation 3:16)
The word Babel or Babylon (the same in the original) means to mix together or mingle. The influence of Babylon on the Catholic church has produced mixture. A mix of occult-based pagan-based evil. A huge part of the church has wallowed it all hook line and sinker.
The main pagan characteristics of Babylon that have filtered into the Catholic church have also filtered through to much of the non- Catholic church as well.
The story of the writing on the wall is all about God's holiness being violated. This means that this story has profound meaning for the church today.
The city of Babylon was the home of mixed religion. It was the origin of inter-faith.
How do you know if you are vulnerable to fall into the Babylon-church trap?
The mark of the true believer set apart to God is this: He will reject the Babylonian influences in the church and obey God and maintain Godly convocations.
●What about the Bible verses say we are free from having to observe certain days and eat only certain foods etc?
Colossians 2:14-17 "Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us...He has taken it out of the way and nailed it to the cross...Therefore let no one judge you in food or in drink or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ."
Romans 14:2-6 "For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not...One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each one be convinced in his own mind. He who observes the Day observes it to the Lord and he who does not, does not observe the Day to the Lord..."
Galatians4:9-10 "But now after you have known God or are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage. You observe days and months and seasons and years?"
The three verses above (and there are more) speak volumes. Yes we are truly set free from observance of these things in a legalistic way. But can you see what they are saying? They clearly instruct those who want to celebrate certain days not to bring others down who don't want to celebrate days. It's all above walking in love with fellow believers.
Have you noticed how those under the bondage of legalism always put others down who don't keep their rigid set of laws?
The big thing with observing the Sabbath, the feasts and the like is that it identifies us with something. This is of major importance! If you celebrate Christmas, Easter, infant baptism and other such things, you are identified with the Babylonian church.
If you celebrate Shabbat, Passover etc. you are identifying with God's holy line of truth and His people the Jews. You are also in a position to make the Jews jealous as the Bible commands. But be careful of coming under the bondage of legalism.
The best way to measure whether you are in danger of legalism is to observe what it does with your walk of love to others.
You don't need to observe days legalistically, but I can tell you that there is a great blessing in observing and identifying with these holy convocations. On the other hand, there is a curse on all pagan festival observance.
The gates of hell will not prevail against the true church. A divided kingdom will not stand. (Mark 3:24)
Candidates for deception:
●Those who do not take up their own cross. ●Those who always say; "I think..."or..."It seems right to me"...or..."I feel good about that". ●"This is what many others think also, so I'm okay". ●Those filled with personal ambition. ●Those unwilling to suffer persecution. ●Those who are ignorant of the Bible. ●Those who live for themselves and are self orientated. ●Those in love with the world and just want to have fun.
Today, the church is at the crossroads. For many, they will go on blindly into greater and greater deception. For others they will hunger and thirst for God Himself, His holy ways and His holy word. Great glory lies ahead for untold millions while great grief lies ahead for others.
We are in a spiritually charged era. There is a battle on the go in the spiritual world for the eternal souls of people.
The central doctrine of the new universal one-world-religion is good intentions! To qualify all you need is to be a productive and respectable citizen identified by common tradition.
I heard someone say the other day, "Why can't we all just get along"? There is only one way we can all get along and that is by applying the cross to our lives and maintaining a central Bible-based doctrine in the Spirit. It is the cross that separates, and gloriously so!
The writing on the stone given to Moses will keep us safe from the writing on the wall of Babylon's palace. Both came from the exact same supernatural hand of the living God. One demonstrated pure holiness and the other the holiness of Gods judgement.
God's holiness was represented in the Temple vessels that were abused by Belshazzar. It brought him and his nation down. God's holiness is represented in the Ten Commandments...don't think you can trivialise them.
For us as believers, the writing on the wall applies to our relationship to both aspects of Babylon. Come out of her My people says the Bible. Come out the world and come out of the worldly church!
This is not the time for unity with the Babylon-rich church. Its the time for separation unto God and a greater disunity with the world and its religious systems. Belshazzar was led by fatal stupidity.
Romans 1:21-22 "Although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor were thankful and their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened."
Today a lot of the church has been influenced by the culture of the world and is now irrelevant to God. It has lost its influence and in most cases fallen in love with the world system. The new secular spirituality is a product of blind, deceived leaders, motivated by Satan posing as God.
Many believers are saddened at the state of the church, but are too chicken to break with its unholy traditions. Many are becoming shocked at the state of the church and are breaking free. Many are excited by God's new work. They're ready to return to our Hebraic roots.
Whatever your position, dear believer, please bear in mind that Our Lord only has one body. We need to be careful how we deal with people in the regular church. We want them, as brothers and sisters to move forward. We can reject the error, but we must not reject the people, except in extreme circumstances. We don't know who's who in the zoo and who will remain trapped in traditionalism forever. We don't know who will wake up and move forward with our Lord into glory.
The spirit of Babylon entered the Catholic church way back in 315 AD. It's still there. The 'daughter' spirit is in Protestantism and it's still there too. The answer is to recognise the spirit of Babylon and come out of her.
Essentially God brought doom and destruction on Babylon because of the misuse of a few pieces of metal! But these were holy Temple vessels. If God took the misuse of Temple vessels so seriously, then it will be the same now. We are God's Temple. We are God's workmanship. We are to build our lives in line with His holiness. Don't think you water down His holiness.
Revelation 18:21...Thus with violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down and shall not be found anymore."
God always warns of impending judgement. Most aren't listening. They're too busy. Some don't care and some don't believe it. That changes nothing. The wise will see, hear, take note and prepare themselves to avoid and escape the judgement.
Judgement has been passed. The outworking of the sentence of destruction is about to play out on the world stage. The judgement and sentence is final and irreversible.
The judgement of God was fully carried out on His own Son as our substitute. Everything and everyone inside of Christ and His kingdom is free from eternal judgement.
We are about to enter the most monumental time in the history of the world. The wrath of God, man and the devil will all run side by side. The glory of God will be at work saving, transforming and uniting His body in newness of life. Our God offers oceans of peace and joy in the midst of stress and turmoil!
Psalm 90:12 "So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
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."
Heaven or hell:
The origin of the word 'culture' comes from two root words meaning worship and work. Multiculturalism on its own is not the problem, but multi-faith most certainly is. Babylon was the first home of multi faith. God warned that he would destroy it and He did. Today the same situation is before us as much of the church promotes multi faith. If there are other ways to God, the cross has no meaning! Hell is the end of multi faith. You with the fancy earrings, how many gods do you have and worship?
Your feathery headdress may scare some kids away, but it will not scare away any demons, as you believe. In fact it's a sign of attraction for a host of demons that will possess you, blind you and send you to hell. To enter heaven you need to repent, be delivered and set free and then you need to follow our Lord and Messiah.
Here is a painting by Rembrandt showing Belshazzar and his harem in shock as God wrote their doom on the wall. Note the Temple vessels that were being used.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 70. 4th February 2011
In this edition:
●The importance of the number 70
●Egypt and beyond in prophecy
Egypt and beyond in prophecy:
There are many prophecies relating to Egypt and her neighbours in the Bible. Some of these refer to her as the "King of the South" Others refer to Egypt directly.
I want to have a look at a one remarkable prophecy in Isaiah 19:1-25. But let's start at the end so we can see what time period this is referring to.
Isaiah 19:24-25 In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts shall bless saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people and Assyria the work of My hands and Israel My inheritance."
This is clearly an end-time portion of scripture. It reveals that Egypt (and a large part of the Arab world) will come to know the Lord. This is most likely in the tribulation period. It is not the case yet.
So, we know that this section of prophecy relates to these days and into the near future.
Let's now have a look at the tragedy that will unravel before these Arab nations respond to Messiah.
(I've shortened this portion of scripture, using only the relevant points)
Isaiah 19:2-22 "I will set Egyptian against Egyptians, everyone will fight against his brother, and everyone against his neighbour, city against city...I will give the Egyptians into the hands of a cruel master and a fierce king will rule over them...the rivers will turn foul...and everything sown by the river will wither and be no more...the fishermen will mourn...those who weave fine fabric will be ashamed...all who make wages will be troubled of soul....Neither will there be any work for Egypt...And the land of Judah will be a terror to Egypt....and the Lord will strike Egypt, He will strike it and heal it, they will return to the Lord and He will be entreated by them and heal them."
Jeremiah 25:15-24: "For thus says the Lord God of Israel to me: "Take this wine cup of fury from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it. and they will drink it and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them." This portion of prophecy sees nations come against Israel causing her to be left temporarily wrecked. It includes Gaza, Edom and Moab (Jordan) Tyre (Lebanon) Arabia (Saudi Arabia)
●Powerful new alignments are underway surrounding Israel. In Lebanon, Hezbollah was behind the collapse of the pro-West government. Now Hezbollah has launched its own candidate into the power vacuum. It's now emerging that Iran and Syria were behind the whole situation. Israel is now under great threat and danger from Lebanon and Syria, both on Israel's northern border.
●On the south western border of Israel, new political turmoil in Egypt could see radical Islamic forces gain control.
In fact the real danger in Egypt lies in what may still come. In 1979 the moderate middle class deposed the long standing ruler of Iran. Radical Islamic groups capitalised on the situation and "hijacked" the transition to bring in their own Ayatollah Khomeini (to be followed by Ahmedinajad) The same sort of thing could happen in Egypt with pro- Al Qaeda and Hamas forces coming into power.
●The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) which is trying to get its own candidates in power in Egypt and Jordan has just said. "We will bring down all governments friendly to the US and Israel in the region." The MB is aligned with Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and other extremists. They have also said that when in power they will open the border with Gaza. This will allow an almost unlimited weapons flow into Gaza.
●Egypt's economy was strong until recently. It is now cash strapped and has just been downgraded. It is near to collapse.
●There are currently behind-the-scenes activities on the go in Russia, which will bring it and its southern Muslim states into the fray.
●There is already a simmering deep hatred and rising tension between the Sunni and Shiite Muslim sects in much of the Arab world, but notably in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
●The Jew is often turned on as a scapegoat in these situations.
Psalm 83:3-5 "They have taken crafty counsel against your people and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said come let us cut them (Israel) off from being a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more....they form a confederacy against You. Edom (Jordan) and the Ishmaelites (Arabs) Moab and the Hagarites, Gebel Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre (Palestinians and Lebanon) Assyria (Syria) has joined with them."
The London Telegraph is reporting that the US government secretly backed and supported leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising.
Westerners, especially Americans don't like to think that a large part of the Arab world hates them and has no time for them or their forms of democracy. Of course it is true that a tyranny founded on injustice will never last, but this situation will make way for Islamic forces committed to the destruction of Israel and the hatred of the west.
Don't be fooled (like most westerners) into thinking that this Egyptian and Middle Eastern crisis is a triumph for democracy.
The map below shows the location of the nations experiencing upheavals. Note that Israel is now surrounded by hostility. The arrows point to the main trade and oil tanker routes.
Whichever way you cut it, Israel is increasingly being surrounded by forces dedicated to her ultimate destruction. It's like a nightmare jigsaw-puzzle falling into place one piece at a time!
Note how fast these things are happening.
●This could be part of the incredible alignment of nations ahead of the great war of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel chapters 38 &39. This present situation is most certainly part of the forerunner period into the soon coming tribulation. It's no small issue and should not be underestimated. It will affect many things, not least, Israel, oil and the world economy.
The importance of the number 70
It's very important to realise that we are not to have faith in numbers or dates. We need to believe in our Messiah and His coming, by faith and not by mathematics. There are too many discrepancies and variables with starting points and calendar changes through time, for us to be exactly sure with many of these dates.
A great many very sincere people, some with amazing knowledge, like Isaac Newton, have come up with elaborate date-sets. Many don't agree with each other.
Many who have not known our Lord like Nostradamus, the Mayans and others have also tried their hand at date setting, trying to predict what they call the end of the world.
●Let me do a quick detour here and explain the term 'end of the world'. Some teach that the Bible says the world will never end. The original definition of "world" means the socio-political and economy order resting upon the earth. We could say that the earth is adorned or clothed with the world. The one is not the other though. This current world system will most certainly be destroyed and come to a bitter end soon. It will be replaced by a new world adorning the earth, headed by none other than our risen Messiah.
So, although we may not be able to know the exact time of these things, we're commanded to watch, look and be ready. We do know that the time is very near and wisdom dictates that we need to be ready all the time! Many Bible scholars disagree on the exact times, but there are a great many who do agree within a very slim margin of error!
There are many time related clues hidden within the scriptures that do have profound meaning for the diligent seeker. There are far too many signs all dove-tailing together right now for it all to be coincidence.
I believe that new things will be revealed and opened up to us from the scriptures, by our Lord as we enter the most dramatic times the world has ever or ever will know!
The number 70 in the Bible is of vital importance, as are many other numbers. This number though, relates strongly to Bible prophecy, Israel and Jerusalem in particular. Don't underestimate the power and significance of 70.
Ecclesiastes 8:5 "A wise man's heart discerns both time and judgement."
1 Corinthians 14:40 "Let all things be done decently and in order." (The original word used here for "order" means mathematical design, plan, and construction. This is the way God works.)
Isaiah 46:10-11 "God declares the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done."
Numbers in the Bible have meanings. These numbers and their meanings are derived from the Bible itself and from verses of scripture relating to the number in various ways.
Here are a few of them:
Unity/ New beginnings
Union/ Division/ Witnessing
Divine completeness and perfection
Creation/ The world
Grace/ God's goodness/ Pentateuch (first five books)
Weakness of man/ Man under sin/ Evils of Satan
New birth/ Resurrection
Finality/ fruit of the spirit/ Divine completeness
Prefect order/ Law and responsibility
Disorder and judgement
Apostasy/ depravity and rebellion
Trials; Probation/ Testing
Israel's oppression/ First advent
Judgement of the World
Holy Spirit/ Pentecost
Punishment/ Forgiveness/ Restoration of Israel
Divine period of probation
Holy Spirit/ Tree of Life/ Jesus
●70 is a combination of two perfect numbers: 10, which signifies perfect order and 7 which signifies spiritual perfection. 70 then, signifies perfect spiritual order.
●70 is associated with Israel and Jerusalem. Genesis 46:27 "All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy." Daniel 9:24 "Seventy weeks are determined for you people (Israel) and your holy city (Jerusalem)..."
●70 is associated with the temple on the temple mount in Jerusalem which was destroyed in 70AD. Our Lord predicted this by saying "Your house shall be left to you desolate." There were 70 years between the first and second temples in Jerusalem.
●70 relates to judgement and punishment. Jeremiah 25:11-12 "And this whole land shall be desolate and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. Then when the seventy years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon...and make it a perpetual desolation."
●70 Jubilees from the Exodus to 2018 (Some date this at 2015) Interestingly there are 40 jubilees from the Christ's crucifixion to 2018
●70 relates to forgiveness and the end of forgiveness. Matthew 18:21-22 "How often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? up to seven times? Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven."
●70 is associated with discipleship. Luke 10:1 "After these things the Lord appointed 70 others and sent them out two by two."
●70 is the generation of man. Psalm 90:10 "The days of our lives are seventy years."
With all of the above in mind we can presume that 70 is very important, and will be prophetically, important in our day.
Here is evidence that is difficult to deny:
Psalm 90:10 says that the generation of man is 70. The Bible declares (Matthew24:32-34) that the generation that sees all these things (Israel, which is the 'fig tree', becoming a nation) will be the last. Israel became a nation in 1948. So, 1948+70= 2018. If the Second Coming will in 2018 then we need to come forward seven years for the tribulation period, which brings us to 2011 for the start of the tribulation!
Zechariah 1:12-16 "Then the Angel of the Lord said; "O Lord of hosts, how long will You not have mercy on Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, against which you were angry these seventy years.?"..."I am zealous for Jerusalem and Zion with great zeal. I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease...I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy..."
Is the above section of scripture giving us a clue to today's world?
When Israel became a nation in 1948, the war of independence began right away. Israel has fallen under attack by large Arab powers in six major wars since independence. The governments of the world have been against Israel in many ways since independence. We could say that although Israel has been free, she has been in a new form of Babylonian captivity. Babylon is a type for the world system. Could it be that Israel will be released from this new bondage 70 years after the 1948 year of independence in 2018?
Now let's have a look at a remarkable verse of scripture. Matthew 18:21-22 "Then Peter came to Him and said "Lord how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said to him "I do not say to you up to seventy times but up to seventy times seven."
Interestingly the term "up to" actually means "up to and not beyond" in the original. In other words, there's a limit.
70x7=490 is also called the great forgiveness cycle. But why this odd number in relation to forgiveness or release?
For the answer we need to look at Daniel's incredible prophecy of 70 weeks.
70 Weeks are determined:
Daniel 9:24 "Seventy weeks are determined upon your people..."
The original word used for 'week' is "sabuwa" which means a seven. The context of the verse makes it clear that we are talking about sevens of years and not days. (These are Hebrew years of 360 days) "Seventy weeks" then is 70x7=490 years.
70 weeks (years) or 490 years are determined upon your people (the Jews) These events will take place according to Daniel the prophet:
●The triumphal entry of Messiah into Jerusalem
●The cutting off or crucifixion of Messiah (not for Himself...for us)
●The destruction of Jerusalem and the temple.
●The coming of the antichrist.
●The antichrist setting himself up as God in the still-to-be built temple (abomination of desolation)
●The coming of the seven year tribulation period and desolations.
●To finish transgression and make an end of sins.
●To bring in everlasting righteousness (Millennium and beyond)
The starting point of the prophecy, until the coming of Messiah the Prince is indicated as the command to restore and re-build Jerusalem and it's walls. This is found in Nehemiah 2:1-8 and is called the decree of Artaxerxes. According to well researched chronology this happened at 445BC. This was the starting point for this great prophetic clock. It may have been one year earlier at the decree and not the start of the rebuilding of Jerusalem. This would account for the one year difference in some of the views.
This incredible prophecy sets the time for the triumphal entry and crucifixion. Logic dictates that there has to be a gap of about 2000 years between the cross and the final completion of this prophecy, which is the seven year tribulation and the establishment of the Millennium.
The gap represents the church era or dispensation. If there were to be no gap, all would have been fulfilled long ago.
It's not my purpose to go into all of Daniel's 70 weeks here, but to demonstrate that 70 is important in God's scheme of things and dealings with the Israel and the world.
The word jubilee comes from the Hebrew word "Yobel" which means shofar or trumpet. On a jubilee, debts are cancelled, slaves released, liberty declared and property returned to the original owner.
A Bible jubilee occurs every 50 years. The 50th becomes the first of the next cycle. So it's actually 49 years. Every 70th jubilee is a "Great Jubilee."
Major events occurred on Jubilees: The great exodus from Egypt. The decree to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, The Resurrection.
Years allotted to mankind is 6000. This can also be broken down to 120 jubilees. The 6000years allotted to man ends approximately in 2015
The 120th jubilee, which is a great jubilee ends in 2018.
Be aware that there are different views on the jubilee. Some say it can only be counted while Israel is in the land. This may be so in terms of the celebration aspect, but not in terms of a pure number count. Some say it must be counted every 49 years and some every 50 years. This is one of those ongoing discrepancies with dates.
Here is something quite amazing:
1917 was the year of the Balfour Declaration, which was the foundation and starting point for Israel's transition to independence. This was on a jubilee year. Fifty years, or another jubilee later, brings us to 1967. This was the year Jerusalem was restored to Israeli control. Fifty years, or another jubilee later brings us to the 2017- 2018
1917 was the Balfour declaration which saw the end of the Islamic Ottoman empire's control of Israel and the British mandate come into being, paving the way for independence.
November 29th 1947 saw the UN decree to establish Israel as a nation. Then in May 1948 it actually came about.
1917 was the 68th jubilee. 1967 and the return of Jerusalem to Israel was the 69th jubilee. The 70th jubilee is the next and last which will be in 2017-2018.
From the temple destruction in 70AD to 2018 is 1948 years 1948 was independence year.
It would be perfectly consistent, reasonable and expected that the millennium will begin on a great jubilee.
The 70 jubilees begins when the children of Israel enter Canaan in 1416 BC. The 70 jubilees will end 3430 years later in 2015 AD. Others believe the 70 jubilees will end in 2018. Either way...its all pretty close.
Another interesting prophecy is found in Hosea 6:1-2 "...He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may dwell in His sight." Now, in 2 Peter3:8 it speaks of a prophetic "day" being a thousand years. This then means that there will be about 2000 years between the first coming of Messiah and the second.
What's very important when dealing with calculations and dates is to have a sure date. This can be either a starting date or a later date from which we can work back. To find the exact starting date for creation or the creation of Adam is a nightmare. Many have tried and come up with differing results.
But we do have two key prophetic dates that are a sure thing. The first is the date of Israel's independence , 1948 and the second is the date Jerusalem was restored to Israel in 1967. So with these two known dates we can get somewhere. Using 70 as the length of a generation: 1948+70 = 2018 and using 50 as the length of a jubilee: 1967+50= 2017. Obviously we are out by one year. But its all very close. I'm sure that it'll all add up perfectly as we get greater insights further down the line.
What about those who say "no one knows the time"?
This is a dangerous statement made by many deceived leaders and repeated by many blind sheep. The Bible says no such thing. What it says is no one knows the specific "day and hour." There is a huge difference. But let's take it a bit further and look into these verses.
Matthew 24:35-36 "Then heaven and earth will pass away, of that day and hour no one knows" So what day and hour is it talking about? In context it's the time right at the end of the Millennium and the creation of the new heavens and earth!
Another verse says: "Watch therefore, for you don't know the hour". This refers to a very specific point in time.
The feast of trumpets is the next of the seven feasts to be fulfilled. It symbolises judgement. The tribulation will begin on a feat of trumpets.
It's important to understand that the Feast of Trumpets is also called the Feast of which no one knows the day or hour. This is simply because it starts when the new moon is spotted. It's a reference to an exact point in time and not the time in general..
The Second Coming is compared in the Bible to the days of Noah and the days of Lot. The time of the judgement was known in both cases.
Solar and lunar eclipses.
●According to NASA there have been very few sets of lunar and solar eclipses falling on Feast days throughout history. 1948, the year of Israel's independence saw a grouping of lunar and solar eclipses on the Feast days. This also occurred in 1967, the date of Jerusalem's release.
●Mid tribulation is marked by the prophecy saying that the "sun will go dark and the moon will turn to blood".
In 2015 solar eclipses will fall on the Feast of Trumpets, and lunar eclipses or blood moons will fall on Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles.
●From the creation of Adam to the Abrahamic covenant was 2018 years. Could it be that from the time of the Second Adam (Jesus) to the full manifestation of the covenant (Second coming) will be 2018?
●At the end of the 70-year Babylonian captivity, the children of Israel were free and got a new temple. 70 years after Israel's independence could it be that Israel gets the new final Millennium Temple? The third Temple will be built at or just into the seven year tribulation. This is not the final Millennium Temple described in Ezekiel 40. This third temple will be the one that antichrist enters at mid tribulation and declares himself to be God.
In many of these things there is a margin of error or uncertainty to take note of, but we are close! Don't be dumb like some people and quit your job and head for the hills to wait for the Lord, or other such things. But do be ready always.
There is one huge big overriding factor that should be staring you in the face. All of these things dove tail to a point in time that is not far from now. The differences that do exist are slight and will be cleared up as we move into the brave new world.
Ecclesiastes 7:19 "Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten rulers of the city.
Ecclesiastes 8:1 "Who is like a wise man and who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine and the sternness of his face is changed."
Heaven or hell:
Young woman, will be shocked when all these incredible things begin happening? Yes I agree much of what is coming is shocking, but there is great safety, and joy in our Lord and saviour. Do you know that He will "keep you from the things about to come upon the world." But you need to be His child and you can only become His by birth. Once you are born again, fear gives way to faith!
Hey you in your fancy paint and headdress; do you know that the word "culture" comes from two root words meaning worship and work? Your illegitimate worship will blind you to the things of God. You will not see that His coming is near and you will not be ready for Him. Hell awaits those who are foolish enough to consume themselves in the work and worship of false gods.
Here is a painting by Sara Kestelman representing the Holocaust.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 69. 14th January 2011
In this edition:
●Wise words of old (part three)
Wise words of old (part three)
●This edition is aimed more at your heart than your head. You can know many things and still have a rotten heart. You can have a heart after God and be in ignorance of much truth. Both a soft heart and a head of wisdom are needed. Please also see: "Wise Words of Old" parts one and two. They are: edition 17 and edition 40.This is the third in the "Wise Words" editions. I've divided it into two sections. The first is a collection of some of my favourite words, from God. These are living words that have become a part of my life. They are more important than any words that have ever come from the mouth of any human being ever.
The second section is a collection of quotes from one of my favourite men of God. These are men who've been influential in moulding the foundations of my life. They're old-school disciples, who are long gone, but with a living, deep message. If these words were relevant back then, they are much more so for the neglected hearts of today's superficial, self-centred believers.
*** Please be aware that many of these quotes are from memory as the original books are long gone. Therefore they may not be word for word. It's the message that counts.
Wise words from God:
Job 34:29 "When He gives quietness, who then can make trouble? And when He hides His face, who then can see Him, whether it is against a nation or a man alone?"
Job42:5-6 "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my (spiritual) eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes."
Psalm 16:11 "You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever more."
Psalm 18:32 "It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect."
Psalm 25:4-5 "Show me Your ways O lord and teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation, on You I wait all the day."
Psalm 27:4-5 "One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He will hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me and set me high upon a rock."
Psalm 30:10-12 "You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory shall sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God I will give thanks to You forever."
Psalm 42:7 "Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all your waves and billows have gone over me."
Psalm 119:11 "Your word I have hidden in my heart." Verse 133 "Direct my steps by Your word and let no iniquity have dominion over me."
Psalm 119:63 "I am a companion of those who fear You and those who keep your precepts."
Psalm 119"104-105 "Through Your precept I get understanding, therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."
Psalm 119:165 "Great peace have they that love Your word and nothing causes them to stumble."
Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths." Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil."
Isaiah 33:6 "Wisdom and knowledge (of God) will be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation. The fear of the Lord is His treasure."
Jeremiah 10:23 "O Lord, I know the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps."
Jeremiah 15:16 "Your words were found and I ate them and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart."
Jeremiah 17:5 "Cursed is the man who trust in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord.'
Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord, for he shall be like a tree planted by the waters."
Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty which you do not know."
Wise words from men of God:
A.W. Tozer (1897-1963)
●"If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is rather, a new, bright ornament on the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christian. The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it."
●"The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the church is famished for want of His presence."
●"As sunlight falls on an open field, so the knowledge of the holy God is a free gift to men who are open to receive it. But this knowledge is difficult because there are conditions to be met and the obstinate nature of fallen man does not take kindly to them."
●"These quasi Christians follow a quasi Christ. They want His help, but not His interference. They will flatter Him but never obey Him."
●"To be Bible taught and not Spirit taught is a great error."
●"The Pharisees looked straight at the light of the world for three years and not a single ray of light reached their inner beings. The gospel is light but only the Spirit gives sight."
●"Self is the opaque veil that hides the face of God from us. It can only be removed by spiritual experience, never by mere instruction. There must be a destructive work of God in us before we are free. We must invite the cross to do it's deadly work within us."
●"The man who takes up his cross will soon find that he is moving away from the grave. Death is behind him now and a joyous increasing life is before him."
●"Because the world is whitewashed, blind people posing as believers can't see it at all.
●"A whole new generation of believers has arisen believing that it is possible to accept Christ without forsaking the world."
●"To accept Christ means that we are to accept His friends as ours, His enemies as ours, His ways as ours, His rejection as ours, His cross as ours and His future as ours."
●" When we are too glib in our prayers we are speaking to ourselves."
●"We can prove the quality of our truth by its effect on our self-life God must have our full consent to kill and displace our self-life with Person of Christ. Another certain test is this: What is its effects on our relationship to the world. A further test of the genuineness of our spiritual experience is its effects on sin and our desire for holiness."
●"Our Lord cannot fully bless and use a person until He has fully conquered him."
●" You can and must make your thoughts a clean sanctuary. Our thoughts are the decorations inside the sanctuary where we live. Your thoughts pretty much decide the mood and climate of your heart."
●"Be hard on yourself, easy on others. Bear your own cross, but don't lay one on another's back."
●"Compromise will take the pressure off. Satan will not bother a person who has quit fighting. The cost of quitting will be a life of peaceful stagnation...a cost we cannot afford."
●"Satan cares little whether we go astray in false doctrine or become stagnant. Either way he wins."
●"It would be near impossible today to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God and a cross of death to be taken up."
●"Grace saves, but it doesn't save you and your idols."
●"If your life does not worship God, your lips do not worship God either."
●"It doesn't matter how many times you've been through the Bible. It's how many times its been through you.".
●"Refuse to be average, let your heart soar as high as it will and your roots be grounded in God. This is the way to an abundant, fruitful life."
Derek Prince (1915-2003):
●"Islam has 99 names for God, none of then - Father"
●"When God promises to bring Israel back to their land at the close of the age, He still calls it "your own land". In God's sight the ownership of the land has never changed or never will."
●"The Bible never reveals it's secrets to the casual enquirer, the curious or the irreverent sceptic. To them its foolishness."
●"When you fear God you fear nothing else".
●"We must push alone into God's glorious divine presence. Moses was branded by God as he sought Him alone. Jacob wrestled alone with God before becoming Israel. Paul sought the Lord alone in the desert for 14 years before his ministry really began. Daniel had dramatic celestial encounters alone with God. Jesus fasted alone in the desert for 40 days. John saw into the future alone on Patmos".
●"The need for solitude and quietness was never greater than it is today."
●"The Bible is the prison window of this world through which we can see the glories of eternity. If you have the Bible deeply embedded in your heart you are truly free from the world's prison."
●"A single sentence from the mouth of God has more wisdom than all the books of the world."
●"All roads but one lead to Rome and eternal judgement. Only the road lit by God's word leads to eternal glory."
●"We need to understand that God doesn't just tolerate us, His favour is upon us! He is passionately committed to us. We don't have any reason to doubt our access to Him."
●"I'm convinced from the scriptures, that poverty is a curse. If not, why do you work so hard to get rid of it? If it's a blessing, why not pursue it."
●"Satan makes slaves, God makes sons."
●"Our basic problem is that we don't realise how valuable we are."
●"The key to happiness is not being loved, but having someone to love."
●"God is concerned with the restoration of two peoples to whom He's related by covenant, which He has declared He will never break. The first is Israel and the second is the church."
It's only with a heart and soul surrendered to our Lord and His word that we're really able to soar like an eagle and break free from the chains of bondage, depression, stress and everything else that comes with the territory of this world.
It takes time and diligence and denial of self to break into this glorious liberty, but, it's worth every little bit.
we are fast entering what the Bible calls "perilous times". This will seen on every front and will cause many to fall away and become spiritually shipwrecked. This tragic time will deter many from their God-given calling and place in our Lord's body.
This is the time to strengthen your foundation and everything that's been built upon it by God. The storms are coming!
In the midst of spiritual anarchy, chaos on every front, and terrible times, God has a plan of victory for those that will walk in His ways. Please don't neglect your heart. Cleanse it and fill it with our wonderful Messiah's word and ways.
The most important thing of life, with eternal consequences is to know God and be known by Him. How do we get Him to know us? 1Corinthians 8:3 "If anyone loves God, this one is known by Him". Here is the amplification of the original words used. "If anyone loves God truly, with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience and grateful recognition of His blessing...he is known by God."
The frightening opposite to this is recorded in a number of verses relating to professing Christians standing before God in judgement- "Depart from me, I never knew you."
Jeremiah 5:22 "Do you not fear Me, says the Lord, will you not tremble at My presence."
Daniel 2:22 "He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him."
Heaven or hell:
Old man, you've been blessed with a very long life. What did you do with it? Did you live for yourself or did you live for our Lord? Did you take the trouble to know God? Did you prepare yourself for eternity. Did you simply follow the traditions of your people or did you break free into God's plan for your life? Once you step over the line into eternity, it's too late to make any changes!
Old lady you.ve also been blessed with a long life. What did you do with it? What a tragedy to be given a long life and waste it all. What a tragedy to have many years of potential growth in the grace of Gods will and to miss it all and be cast out into an eternal hell. Very soon you will know whether you've made the biggest mistake anyone can ever make or not!
Here is a painting representing the Apostle Paul by Rembrandt.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 68. 7th January 2011
In this edition:
●Shocking roots and the effects of replacement theology.
The shocking roots and the effects of replacement theology
●This edition will offend many. It's not my intention to do so. If the truth offends, then so be it. As with all of the Prophetic Scroll, my attitude is one of deep humility before My Lord combined with an insatiable, deep desire to know Him, His word and ways. It's in this spirit that I present this edition to you.
Replacement theology is a complex term, with many side issues, I'll be looking at the main central aspect and some of the the very important wider issues. Let's define out terms:
Replacement theology is the erroneous belief and teaching that the church has superseded and replaced Israel and Jerusalem. It teaches that God has finished with the Jews and has reneged on, changed or abandoned His eternal covenants with them. There is no prophetic plan or future for them. It teaches that all the verses relating to Israel must be replaced with the church. The only Godly future for the Jews, they teach, is to join the church, celebrate Easter and have a big ham sandwich in front of the Christmas tree!
You may be wondering why the Jews are so important and special. They are not. They are no different to anyone else. They are only important because this was and is God's choice. If God chose the Zulus to bring salvation to the world, it would be the same thing for them.
The truth is that God has chosen to bring our Messiah to the world through the Jews. He has chosen for the Jews to come to salvation en-mass in our day and for them to take the gospel to the world just before the Second Coming. The land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem play a major part as revealed in numerous Bible prophecies. When the times of the Gentiles comes to an end, salvation goes to the Jews and through them to the world. Then our Lord returns.
This is why the issue is important. We are dealing with God's choice and His plans. Satan of course knows all of this better than anyone and will continue to replace Gods choice with his own.
The big central issue is that if Satan can interfere with God's plans, he can prolong his time as god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) and delay his being cast out into hell. This is the essence of replacement theology. It is keep the Jews from salvation and delays the Second Coming.
Satan himself is at work in and through replacement theology.
Replacement theology in the wider sense:
Deicide is the term for "God or Christ killer" It's the foolish idea that the Jews killed Christ. Many ignorant churches teach that the Jews killed Christ and therefore God has rejected the Jews. The Bible says that He laid His life down of His own accord to take on the sins of the world. Acts4:27 "Your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilot, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined to be done." Here we see that Gentiles and Jews were involved in the crucifixion.
The issue is simple: You, dear reader crucified Christ! He died for all of us. That was His purpose all along. No cross, no salvation.
Unfortunately many Christians, churches and leaders still believe that the Jews killed Christ and therefore they need to be rejected. Of course God did reject the Jews for a time, but not for killing anyone. They were rejected for unbelief "until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
Romans 11:29 says that Gods calling (to to Israel) is without repentance. The book of Romans teaches that the rejection of Messiah by the Jews has in no way nullified His promises to them. Romans 11:2 "God has not cast away His people..." Romans 11:11 "I say then have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not..."
The early church up to about 300AD was Jewish at first. It was then joined by many Gentiles of many origins. This powerful early church had a clear Biblically based identity and character. It was Hebraic in nature. The early church had no identity with the occult and pagan practices, that were to infiltrate the church from 300AD onwards.
This early church kept the seven feasts of the Lord. They kept the Sabbath on Saturday. They kept Passover. They rejected numerous attempts by imposters to bring in error and the occult.
Of course there is no problem with a church introducing certain local cultural identities, but the foundational Hebraic nature and character of the church was never to change and there are many reasons for this.
Interestingly, the Bible itself, in the New Testament epistles, commands (not suggests) that Passover, the feats and Sabbath are to be observed. The church teaches that they are not to be observed. The church teaches that the pagan practises that have come in their place are to be observed while the Bible teaches that they are not!
Replacement theology in the wider sense has replaced the true character and nature of the church completely. It is now foreign compared to the Biblical picture of the early church before 300AD.
Satan has reconstructed the church and replaced truth for error in it's convocations, traditions and practices. He has turned it into an institution that is foreign and a fearful place for a Jew to enter. The new pagan-filled church was now (and still is) a friend of the world. After 300AD Satan stopped the persecution of this now pagan filled church and it became the persecutor of truth.
The black plague of the 14th century was blamed upon the Jews. Because of their sanitary laws, very few Jews died. This infuriated the Catholic church who spread rumours that the Jews had poisoned the water. This led to sixty Jewish communities being burned to the ground and all their inhabitants tortured, burned and murdered.
This new church which had replaced the early church in almost all its ways, gets rid of the Jew. Replacement theology in relation to the traditions and character of the church, keeps the Jews from coming to the church for salvation.
This of course extends the "times of the Gentiles" so that salvation does not go to the Jew. Our Messiah only returns in association with the salvation of the Jews.
Replacement theology in all its forms and manifestations is the work of Satan to delay his own casting out as god of this world, to hell. On top of that, it's the road to war on an unprecedented scale.
Church leaders that have chosen to accept and spread replacement theology and this pagan-rich church character, are working for Satan in disguise.
The hijacking, distorting, and perverting of the character of the true original church by the Catholic church is the root of replacement theology and anti-Semitism. It's the root of the mass murder of millions of Jews and its all about to break onto the stage again in it's final explosive manifestation.
Warning: Replacement theology leads to replacement reality!
It has manifested in a deadly reality throughout history. Satan tried to destroy the Jews many times. He has used the Catholic church to destroy, torture and murder untold millions of Jews in the inquisitions and beyond. The Catholic church, all of the Protestant churches and even some of the charismatic churches have been hugely involved in creating the climate for the second Holocaust, which will come in relation to the world's 'road-map to peace.'
Replacement theology is far from over. It still has it's most deadly manifestation ahead in the near future.
Please don't underestimate this. It's not a small issue.
If you are a supporter of replacement theology I suggest you read the following verses:
Jeremiah 30:11 "For I am with you (Israel) says the Lord to save you; though I make a full end of all the nations (Gentile) where I've scattered you."
Jeremiah 30:17 "For I will restore health to you (Israel) and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord, because they called you an outcast saying 'This is Zion, no one seeks her."
Isaiah 60:14-15 "The sons of those who afflicted you will come bowing to you and all those who despised you will fall prostrate at your feet...whereas you have been forsaken and hated...I will make you an eternal excellence."
Zechariah 8: 23 "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."
Replacement theology in the arts:
Ecclesia et Synagoga (below):
Ecclesia is the original word for church and Synagoga is the Latin word for Synagogue. These two represent the church and the Jew or Israel in the wider sense.
Ecclesia et Synagoga is the name for these dual depictions of the church and the Jew. They're found in many cathedrals scattered throughout Europe. They were constructed in the Middle ages. Ecclesia (church) is always seen as a woman with a crown, a chalice containing the blood of Jesus and a staff / cross. She is seen with a contemptuous, arrogant glance at Synagoga, representing the Jew. Synagoga is always seen as dejected, downcast, blindfolded, with a broken staff or spear and the Torah hidden behind her, slipping from her hand. The one above is at Notre Dame in Paris. The ones below are from other cathedrals in Europe.
The Ecclesia et Synagoga image below left is a carving done in the 1400s in a Cathedral in Germany. It shows a woman on a horse with a spear attacking Synagoga, who is riding a pig. The stained glass window is another similar representation again with Synagoga blindfolded.
These statues and windows are seen in both Catholic and Anglican churches in England, Germany, France and other European countries.
All of these representations are blatantly anti-Semitic, and reinforce the ongoing long-term separation of the church from the Jews. No wonder Jews will spit before entering a church!
These revolting monstrosities should be destroyed and crushed. I would love to have that job!
I'll give credit where due. The reformers did bring a lot of light into what had become the dark ages. They brought back many Bible truths that had been lost. Many of them gave their lives for this as they came out of and now stood against the Catholic church. God used them in mighty ways.
In many ways the spiritual reformation also birthed the renaissance and industrial revolution. As goes the spiritual, so goes the natural, so they were responsible for a great deal.
But the reformation was incomplete on the one hand it brought light and on the other it perpetuated certain things that desperately needed reforming.
It's no secret that many of the reformers hated the Catholics and their doctrines, but they were unable to break from Satan's grip. Satan had used the Catholic church to completely replace the identity of the true early church with this new counterfeit monstrosity. Sure, the reformers restored things like salvation by faith and not works and many other such things. They were powerless to reform the church to its original God ordained glorious state.
The reformers were largely motivated by the desire to cleanse the church. They did a little and then tragically fell into the same ditch.
If many of the reformers could see their churches today, they would turn in their graves! Their work of reformation has deteriorated to such an extent...its a great tragedy.
Thankfully God is about to do a much greater complete work of reformation or restoration. And He's going to use a Jew to do it!!
Elijah will return and do it. In the tribulation period, two Jewish witnesses, Elijah and Moses will further the restoration and then God will use 144,000 male Jews to bring the most spectacular revival to the world! (Revelation 7:4)
What the Gentile pagan-based church failed to do in 2000 years, God will do in seven years using a bunch of Jew boys! How does that make you feel, Very Reverend?
The image taken in the Vatican right at the top of this article of a sun-burst, has below it St. Peters chair. If this is Peter's chair then this is the chair of a Jew, right in the centre of the Vatican!
John Calvin (below)
The church man represented in the statue above was a mass murderer. Now, I know some of you can't (or won't) believe those words, because he is your hero, but let me give you a brief lesson in history. Calvin rounded up 58 people who opposed him and had them killed. One in particular, called Michael Servetus, at Calvin's command had burning oil poured over him until he was dead.
Some reports put the numbers of people who were executed at Calvin's command in the thousands. He had a particular love for torture of the worst kind. An individual who opposed Calvin called Jacques Gruet was racked, had his tongue perforated with a hot iron and then executed.
On his death bed, Calvin was confronted by church elders and commanded to repent of the murders. He refused, dying as an unrepentant murderer.
The founder of Calvinism, which is the basis of all reformed doctrine and churches, was not only an unrepentant murderer but also an anti-Semite and hater of the Jews.
He said: "The rotten Jews, unbending and stiff-necked deserve to be oppressed unendingly and without measure. They must die in their misery without the pity of anyone." (The Jew and the Christian by John Calvin)
This church man was an egotistical murderer, persecutor and fraud.
Calvin is an excellent example of a minister operating in the power of legalism: 2 Corinthians 3:6 "He has made us ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life."
Today all reformed churches, the Presbyterian church, Methodists and many others, are adherents to Calvin-founded reformed doctrine. They are all pro- replacement theology.
Martin Luther (below)
The church man in the image above was partially responsible for the murder of six million Jews.
He proclaimed of the Jews:
They should be considered “Christ killers” and should be mistreated accordingly.
“A miserable and accursed people. The great vermin of humanity”
In his published tracts on the Jews Luther stated:
Their synagogues and schools should be burned and not a cinder of them should remain.
Their houses should be destroyed.
Their Talmudic writings should be confiscated.
Their Rabbis should be forbidden to teach.
Their money should be taken from them.
They should be compelled into forced labour.
Hitler hero worshipped Luther, referring to him in his book Mein Kampf as the "great warrior".
Keep in mind that Hitler was a professed Christian. In 1924 at a Christian gathering in Berlin, Hitler spoke to thousands and received a standing ovation when he made the following proclamation: “I believe that today I am acting in accordance with the will of Almighty God as I announce the most important work that Christians could undertake - and that is to be against the Jews and get rid of them once and for all.” Hitler then proceeded to talk about the influence of Luther on his life: “Martin Luther has been the greatest encouragement of my life. Luther was a great man. He was a giant"
The Holocaust was the product of 1,900 years of virulent Christian anti-Semitism.
You can find much more on the subject here:
Interestingly the Lutheran church today is strongly committed to replacement theology, just as it's founder was.
The church man in the statue above was one of the brothers who founded the Methodist church. The Wesley brothers had a love and a heart for the Jewish people. Over the years this died out as the church became a regular supporter of replacement theology. Its been intensifying of late, with calls to boycott Israeli products. This church is stone dead and a perfect tool in Satan's hands to be drawn into the coming end-time attacks on Israel. The Wesley brothers would turn in their graves if they saw what their church has become.
The Anglican church:
The Anglicans, much like the Catholic church, is strongly into replacement theology. It has recently participated in numerous protests around Britain condemning Israel. It has also been in the forefront of boycotts against Israeli products. The church has joined multi-faith organisations which include Muslims, who are actively working against Israel.
The Rabbis of Israel have been becoming more and more fearful of the direction being pursued by the Anglican church. The Jewish community in Britain has also become alarmed at the dramatic rise in anti-Semitism in the UK.
As the Anglican church turns more and more away from supporting Israel, so it opens the door more and more to the Islamic world.
This church recently condemned anti-Semitism, but not replacement theology, which it supports.
Thankfully, there are some breakaway ex-Anglican groups who support Israel.
Notable Anti-Semites and or proponents of replacement theology:
●Origen, ●Constantine, ●Saint Augustine, ●Saint Gregory, ●Saint Jerome, ●all the popes, ●John Calvin, ●Martin Luther, ●John Wycliffe, ●Joseph Stalin, ●Vladimir Lenin, ●Carl Marx, ●Henry Ford, ●Ted Turner (head of CNN) ●Desmond Tutu. ●Obama.
The list below shows how replacement theology began to take shape right from the early days. They were all part of what the Bible calls "savage wolves who will come in after my departure, not sparing the flock, speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after themselves." (Acts 20:29-30)
●Ignatius of Antioch (50-117 AD) - Taught that those who partake of the Passover are partakers with those who killed Jesus.
●Justin Martyr (100-165 AD) - Claimed God’s covenant with Israel was no longer valid and that the Gentiles had replaced the Jews.
●Irenaeus (130-202 AD) - Declared the Jews were disinherited from the grace of God.
●Tertullian (155-230 AD) - Blamed the Jews for the death of Jesus and argued they had been rejected by God.
●Origen (185-254 AD) - He was responsible for much anti-Semitism, all of which was based on his assertion that the Jews were responsible for killing Jesus.
●The Council of Elvira (305 AD in Spain) - Prohibited Christians from sharing a meal with a Jew, marrying a Jew, blessing a Jew or observing the Sabbath.
●The Council of Nicea (325 AD in Turkey) - Changed the celebration of the Resurrection from the Jewish Feast of First Fruits to Easter in an attempt to disassociate it from Jewish feasts. The Council stated: “For it is unbecoming beyond measure that on this holiest of festivals we should follow the customs of the Jews. Henceforth let us have nothing in common with this odious people ...”
●Eusebius (275-339 AD) - Taught that the promises of Scripture were meant for the Gentiles and the curses were meant for the Jews. Asserted that the Church was the “true Israel.”
●John Chrysostom (349-407 AD) - Preached a series of sermons against the Jews in which he stated, “The synagogue is not only a brothel and a theatre, it is also a den of robbers and lodging place for wild beasts ... Jews are inveterate murderers possessed by the Devil. Their debauchery and drunkenness gives them the manners of a pig.” He denied that Jews could ever receive forgiveness. He claimed it was a Christian duty to hate Jews. He claimed that Jews worshiped Satan. And this man was canonized a saint!
●Jerome (347-420 AD) - Described the Jews as “... serpents wearing the image of Judas. Their psalms and prayers are the braying of donkeys … They are incapable of understanding Scripture …”
●Augustine(354-430 AD) - Asserted that the Jews deserved death but were destined to wander the earth to witness the victory of the Church over the synagogue.”
How could the church have gone so far off track?
Satan has worked in and through many church leaders to lead people astray. People have given themselves blindly, without question to these leaders, and they all end up in the ditch.
The answer is actually so very simple. Our Lord has placed the author of the Bible in our hearts through the new birth. He has made understanding of it's content clear through the baptism of the spirit. ("When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will lead you into all truth.")
Take your church glasses off and study the Bible on its own without any pre-conceived ideas. That's it! Oh, did I mention that this takes time and diligence! Unfortunately today many people want instant pop-up results, so they give themselves to heaped up teachers.
On the other hand: 1Corinthians 2:14 "The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, nor can he know them because they are spiritually discerned."
The above verse shows just why so many are ignorant of these things. They are outside of the "the Spirit."
Unless you know your Bible well, under the instruction of the Holy Spirit, you will never know or see how far the church has got from it's Hebraic roots, because all you will know is your handed tradition and what others have told you.
Of course the little old lady sitting in the pew at the back of the church, who loves our Lord is saved. To whom little is given, little is required says the Bible. Of course there are a great many in the church who will be greeted by our Lord as they enter heaven and He will say to them; "Well done good and faithful servant"
The church never had the authority to re-construct itself as an institution built according to the plans of an imposter.
Church leaders are in an extremely powerful position to do the work of God or to the do the work of the devil in God's name or to do the work of both!
Let me refer you to some staggering words from our Jewish Messiah:
Matthew 5:19 "Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven teaches, but whoever shall do them and teach others to do them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
The good intentions of replacement theology:
Of course no one who believes in replacement theology in it's various forms, believes it is wrong. They all believe they are right and that their intentions are Godly and correct. They believe in world peace, because peace is a word that they've seen somewhere in the Bible at some time. They believe love is their motivation.
Peace and love are fruits of the Spirit. They are not the whole tree. The whole tree is God's truth rightly divided and applied. You can't exalt a fruit above its tree.
Good intentions applied wrongly, open the door to much greater problems.
Yes world peace and untold love is coming, but its coming God's way, not man's.
Today replacement theology is rife and the predominant position in the church at large. It comes under the guise of anti-Zionism. It is a deadly dangerous, deceitful work of the devil himself. It will continue to grow until it meets God head on.
●Perhaps the greatest tragedy ever to hit his world is coming soon. Church originated and perpetuated replacement theology will soon lead to the killing of two thirds of the Jews of the world. No this isn't the Holocaust, it's the second, soon coming Holocaust! The following verse is shocking indeed.
Zechariah 13: 8-9 "And it shall come to pass in all the land says the Lord, that two thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one third shall be left. I will bring the one third through the fire, and refine then as silver is refined...They will call on My name and I will answer them and I will say this is My people and each will say the Lord is my God."
It's difficult to know how many Jews there are in the world now. Some estimates are 13 -14 million. Two thirds of this is 8.5 million people. That is a shockingly huge number.
This second Holocaust will most likely occur in the tribulation period, but it could happen before. It is not Armageddon. It could be the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39, which occurs before Armageddon.
The shocking truth is that many churches are silent on these issues of replacement theology. Ignorance is a much lesser evil, but deliberate silence makes you as guilty as the perpetrators!
I hope you can now understand why it is so difficult to share the Gospel with Jews. They've been persecuted and killed throughout history in the name of Jesus, and will be again! Even though the church itself may not be directly involved in the coming Holocaust, they have and are sowing the seeds of it.
Do you think the church is going to change in such a radical way as to make itself welcoming to the Jew? Do you think the church is going to cast off Christmas, Easter, infant baptism and many such occult things? Do you think the church is going to return to the way it was before 300AD, celebrating the Feasts, Shabbat, Passover and returning to a pure Biblical character? Do you think the church is going to obey the scriptures which say that the gospel is to go to the Jew first, and that the Gentiles are to make the Jew jealous for God?
Do you know that many are doing just this? Many are coming under attack by traditional Christians, because they are obeying the Bible and reforming themselves. Many churches, perhaps the majority will stand in God's way, obstructing Him, as they fulfil the devils plans. Bound, legalistically in their traditions, they will become the persecutors of God's new move of restoration, which is starting now.
God is now at work with His own spectacular 'replacement theology'. He is replacing the occult-formed, Jew rejecting church with a new Messianic church that has no place for pagan practices and does practice the true Bible ordained convocations. This new set up is radically different from the traditional church.
A repentant church is a powerful tool in God's hands. A replacement church is a powerful tool in Satan's hands.
As kids we would go down to a nearby railway line and put our ears on the track. You feel and hear the rumble of an approaching train long before you could see it. Today there is a stirring and rumbling in the church. Many are changing their tune. Some are seeing all these things and being shocked into repentance, others are just melting into the restoration. Those unwilling and stubborn will dry up and die. Beware, these are very important issues.
The most incredible turn of events the world has ever seen will be the final result of replacement theology. The world and the churches who support it will be destroyed and the victim, the Jews will be saved and go on to glory, joining all true believers as one!
Israel is the Apple of God's eye, the treasure of His heart and the tool of His plans. If you think these plans of the Creator of the universe and every atom in your body are going to come to nothing, you deserve to be deceived!
Replacement theology in all its various forms will result in terrible conflict, but it will fail. It is doomed just as its author, good looking Satan is doomed. Imagine working on something for 2000 years and it fails! God's work of the great "restoration of all things" is already gaining momentum like an unstoppable train and it will be successful.
Bible prophecy has a 100% fulfilment record so far. You are gambling against immeasurable odds if you mess with it!
God's final solution is underway and will gather momentum as it goes.
Many in the church say that they love our Lord, but they love themselves and their traditions more. They have fallen into the self-orientated pride of rejecting the re-grafting of the natural branches (Roman 11:24) Verse 22 says that "they (Gentile church) will be cut off" for coming against what God is doing in this regard. Verse 20 says to the Gentile church "Do not be haughty but fear, for if He did not spare the natural branches He may not spare you either."
God is calling the church to discover their Hebraic roots, reject the Roman roots and to love and stand with Israel and the Jewish people. God is calling the church to fight replacement theology and anti-Semitism. God is calling his church to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. In this day these things are easy to do. In the coming days, these things may cost you your life.
The Bible reveals prophetically that the majority of the church will melt into the hands of Satan, while a remnant church will reform and go on to glory.
It's a very powerful thing to be filled with a genuine deep, exclusive love for our Messiah and His word. It means that you will be led along the right paths to glory.
Jeremiah 51:35 "May the violence done to our flesh be upon Babylon. The inhabitants of Zion will say; "may our blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea (Babylon)" In the prophetic sense, Babylon applies to the end- time world religion and the Catholic church as well as the whole world system, with the US being predominant.
Psalm 129: 5-8 "All who hate Zion will be put to shame."
Heaven or hell:
Ahmadinejad and Gaddafi, your hatred for Israel will lead you into direct conflict with God Himself. You may have your way for some time, but ultimately you are both doomed. Your belief that if you die in conflict, you will go straight to heaven is a big lie. You do not go to heaven for killing Jews. (or anyone) You go to heaven for a sincere belief in the Jewish Messiah who was crucified, died and raised from the dead.
I understand your frustration with your enemies Benjamin Netanyahu, but you still need to be born again. You are almost there already...just the last little breakthrough is needed. You have been very tolerant, welcoming and a true friend of Messianic believers, Christian Zionists and the like. Being on the board of Christians United for Israel, won't save you, but I think you already know the name of your soon coming Messiah!
Here is a painting representing the Holocaust's Auschwitz prison. This was done by Edith Birkin. She was born in Prague and was herself deported to Auschwitz (insert). She was one of the few survivors.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!