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Jeremiah 4:5-6 “Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem and say: Blow the trumpet in the land; cry and gather together and say, ‘assemble yourselves, and let us go into the fortified cities.’ Set up the standard toward Zion. Take refuge, do not delay! I will bring disaster from the north and great destruction.”
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●We await big things prophetically! It may be very soon. We await some dramatic developments on the war front, with WW111 brewing, Syria awaiting destruction, Amman, Jordan too. Iran and Turkey are in the gun-sights and Israel is on the brink of being drawn into it all! These are all prophetic players and all in the news right now!
●This current tense situation, may become the catalyst that will draw Israel into war.
●April 18th will see Israel hold a massive celebration to mark her 70th birthday since being born in a day. It will be tagged: “A nation born in a day.” It will have many prophetic overtones. I will be bringing you some interesting things in this regard as we move nearer.
●Pressure is mounting on Netanyahu due to corruption allegations. That may be so, but be aware that both Netanyahu and Trump do not fit in with the New World Order agenda.
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 399: January 9th 2018
The End-Time Teacher
The times that the world is about to go into are referred to in the Bible as “times like never were before, nor ever shall be again.” (Matthew 24:21) They are unique!
In these days the “love of many (Lit=most) will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12)
The times are described as “perilous.”
Special requirements are needed for these situations. The end-time teacher, a pastor, or one within another type of ministry platform or office, needs to be specially equipped, prepared and called.
He is to forewarn, to disclose the ways of God, to reveal the plot and plan of God and the devil. He is to impart, proclaim and divulge what the Spirit of God is saying now.
He is to blow the trumpet and beat the drum, shine the spotlight, and roar like a lion. He is to shriek – Mayday, mayday, mayday, hit the siren button and show the way to victory, peace and safety.
The pastor must be a called and equipped teacher. Not all teachers must be pastors in terms of the five-fold ministry gifts.
Conditions for the end-time teacher:
The only way you can really know who you can trust in these end times is by knowing the word of God yourself. It is your measure. A real, active, alive knowledge of the Spirit of God and especially the revelatory gifts of the Spirit are essential.
The Spirit of God is the teacher, revealer and the discerner. The end-time teacher, obviously, must know how to “read” hear and obey Him.
●He must have eyes to see – spiritual eyes!
●The end-time teacher must know his Bible backwards and especially Bible-prophecy. He must know the Holy Spirit and be baptised in the Spirit. He must operate in the revelatory gifts of the Spirit.
●The teacher must win and warn with the wisdom of the word. He must resist, and rebuke the things of the devil. He will be loved and hated!
●He must be known for his cross-bearing, fear of the Lord, brokenness and the preaching of it.
●He must be free from falling into deceptions.
●He must preach “all scripture.” (Acts 20:27)
●He must have a track record of fasting, prayer and study of God’s word.
●The end-time teacher will be known by his doctrinal stability and personal restraint.
●He must be free from the dictates of the kingdom of the world in all ways.
●He must walk in holiness.
Characteristics of the false teacher:
The Bible warns that in these days there will be many false teachers and deceivers.
The condition of the ground (heart) for error, deception and false teaching and false prophecy to grow in, is hard ground. Hard to God, and soft to the devil, that is. It is a heart full of pride and a lack of repentance which hardens the heart and blinds the eyes to the true deep things of God.
False teachers are often bitter, unforgiving people. Remember that a “root of bitterness” spreads and poisons many. (Hebrews 12:15)
The false teacher will lead people away from the cross, or at least be silent on the power of the cross. If they had the power of the cross at work in them, they would not be false teachers!
The false teacher will always produce false doctrine in some shape or form. Their false doctrines are rarely one-off items and often linked to a string of others. They normally worsen in time.
The deadly teacher’s death progression:
A simple error in a teacher is no big deal, because it can normally be corrected easily on repentance. But if not checked, there is a crossover point where a deadly spirit comes in and takes over.
●Error becomes a “hobby-horse” and intensifies, blinding the victim to the error.
●Deception follows error and others join in. Deception is far deeper in meaning than a simple error.
●A sect, meaning “section” within the church is the next deadly stage. Private interpretation and selected doctrines ignoring others, is the order of the day. Control begins to manifest.
●A cult is the final stage, where Satan rules supreme. The word “cult” comes from the word “culture” meaning illigitimate works and worship. Heavy domination and control take over.
The pathway is: Error – deception - sect – cult.
There are many signs along this deadly pathway, ultimately leading to hell. The biggest almost universal common factor is seen in the accompanying spirit of legalism, which is similar to witchcraft. It rarely manifests all in one go. It is progressive.
A key to identifying error or deception in teachers is often seen in their manner of operation. Many times they were “safe” teachers before. At some point, pride and self righteousness came in with an un-teachable spirit.
Be absolutely sure of this – they have no anointing of God although they claim it. Their “anointing” and “blessing” is a fraud of manipulative words, designed of the devil to entrap the weak or gullible.
They will ignore the majority consensus of a truth, bringing in new revelation, and gather around themselves an exclusive club- like group of supporters.
They believe that their inner circle is the real truth and all others are wrong and must be excluded from their “club”. They will speak against pride, using that as a cloak to hide their own pride.
Anything that is tinged with legalism has no Spirit of God in it. Legalism has an attractive spirit drawing people in. It is riddled with exclusivity. It manifests in control and bondages rather than liberty. It believes it owns its truth and it is that truth doorkeeper.
They say the opposite, but they are divisive, creating disunity in the body. This has been on the go since time began!
Listen to warning bells in your heart and see the spiritual red-lights flashing!
Knowing the works of the devil:
Satan’s “truth” is error. It is also “truth,” led, inspired and illuminated by him and his demons. Satan’s light masquerades as light but is deadly angelic darkness! (Matthew 6:22)
Revelation without the Spirit is dark light and dangerous because it looks real. (Luke 11:35)
The church has had an abundance of light, yet some have hidden it under a bushel! (Matthew 5:15)
“The truth will set you free”, says the Bible. But the truth in the devil’s hands will bring you into bondage in the name of freedom!
Satan wants you to accept and love him. He will use whatever he can to draw people onto that road to enslavement.
If you are really concerned about something that may be truth or error and you don’t know what to do. Judge it according to all truth – the Bible. Judge it according to the New Covenant epistles. Judge it according to well established truth from reliable sources. Judge it according to the still small voice of the Spirit in your heart. Listen to it, hear it and do it.
If you follow a particular teacher, take note of their track record in predictions and prophecies. Take note of their use of manipulation and lies. Above all take note of their repentance or lack of it, after they have fallen into an error.
By the way, most YouTube “prophets” and predictors have a 100% failure rate! They are also the ones who have never repented for the enormous damage they have done to the church.
Take note if the teacher you are concerned about is baptised in the Spirit with the evidence of tongues or not. This is essential for this day. I would go so far as to claim that any teacher without this baptism will not be able to remain consistently in the truth.
John 16:13 “When He, the Spirit of truth has (fully) come, He will guide you into all truth...and show you things to come.”
One of the most incredible fruits and benefits of knowing God’s word deeply is that it makes you a true psychologist. It makes you your own psychologist! It gives you insight and understanding of why people, including yourself, do things.
You can go and lie down on the couch in your lounge and analyse yourself – free. (Just don’t do it when others are watching you!)
The good teacher:
The end-time teacher must take you from time to eternity. He must lift you out of worldliness and the complacency of much of the church world today.
The real, true teacher must direct you away from himself! He must teach you how to follow and hear from someone else – The Spirit of God. Of course he must do that successfully.
Far too many preachers want to keep the sheep under their control. Sheep are God’s own people, not any others. Far too many men behind pulpits want to keep the sheep perpetually lazy. That keeps them in a job!
There is a huge danger in non-called teachers and ministers of the gospel.
As a teacher, you transmit what you are! So be careful out there. What are you transmitting?
Many times receiving a teacher’s words carries with it a transfer of the spirit of the teacher, because he is an authority figure.
Here are a few things which can be transmitted from an authority figure to the brethren: ●Authority, ●leadership, ●wisdom, ●encouragement, ●blessings, ●gifts of the Spirit, ●ministry gifts, ●the Holy Spirit. Also: ●Deception, ●error, ●discouragement, ●curses – and much more.
Judging the teacher:
Who you are at the very core of your character will manifest in your teaching. If you as a teacher have never been brought down to the ground and crushed like a worm in brokenness you will always be a dangerous teacher, full of self.
Teachers have an incredible responsibility upon them. They will receive a much stricter judgement. (James 3:1) They must be empty of self and full of God’s Spirit.
We are to “test the spirits to see if they are of God” (1 John 4:1)
Luke 6:40 “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.”
1 Timothy 6:3-5 “If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to the wholesome words of Messiah and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words from which comes envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wrangling of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.”
2 Timothy 2:14 “Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive with words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.”
There’s a reason why the same teachers always produce hogwash and fall into deception. The reason is that Satan knows he can use them. He knows their vulnerabilities. He knows that they are full of self – which is his domain!
He knows that they are full of pride of place (material standing), pride of grace (their own spiritual views,) pride of face (acceptance by others.) Satan knows that certain types won’t repent of error. He’s got them! (This analogy is from Derek Prince.)
It is up to you to judge these things in a teacher from whom you receive.
The teacher must be known by:
The teacher must be known for walking in the fear of the Lord, knowing it and teaching it. He must elevate and exalt the cross of Messiah and the personal walk of cross-bearing.
He must always elevate the tri-une God.
●He must uphold the veracity and authority of the entire Bible with no changes, additions or subtractions. ●He must not mix false doctrines with truth. ●He must not mix the philosophies of the world with the truth of scripture. ●He must not change or rename well established doctrines, bringing in new revelations.
Beware of progressive revelation. New revelation will never throw out the old. If any new revelation is of God it will simply shed new light on truth that has been there all along.
The end-time teacher must be able to endure hardship. (2 Timothy 2:3-4, Hebrews 12:7) He doesn’t sit complaining and whining about his tough time. He must not own an AK47.
Be careful of the manipulative methods of many, when peddling error. They use all sorts of “biblical” manipulation to get support or sympathy for their cause. They try to solicit love and empathy for themselves and more importantly, their gross errors.
The safe end-time teacher is one who is consistent. He knows well-established doctrine deeply. He is forever slain by the veracity and power of the word which he always elevates and exalts.
Beware of anyone criticising truth-seekers while holding onto gross error themselves! Never turn the other cheek to the spirit of error!
Be careful of the teacher who is neutral to the great sins of the world today.
Derek Prince once said: “A Christian who does not know his Bible has no right to hear from God.”
Titus 1:9-13 “Hold fast the faithful word as you have been taught, that you may by sound doctrine both be able to exhort and convict those who contradict...Therefore rebuke them sharply that they may be sound in the faith.”
2 John 1:10-11 “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.”
Romans 16:17 “I urge you brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned and avoid them.”
2 Thessalonians 3:14 “If anyone (in the church) does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.”
Gods purpose for Israel:
The end-time teacher will have Israel in her proper place. Israel is the spine of prophecy. Everything is connected to it. All God’s purposes and plans are wrapped up in the final seven years, very soon to begin.
Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Do you know there is a Jewish Lion in heaven right now? He is the “Lion of the tribe of Judah” (Jews).
Jeremiah 30:5-7 “We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear and not of peace. Ask now and see whether a man is ever in labour with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labour and all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.”
There will be much more on this in the next two editions, God willing.
The end-time teacher must keep the pressure on!
Pressure produces growth and chases the riff - raff away. That’s what you want!
Many people come into the church and appear to be gloriously saved. They exhibit all the fruits of the Spirit. They make lots of “fruity” noises, pray loud and long, sing and dance like a prisoner released. Then when the pressure is on it’s all over and they’re gone.
It was hell fire and brimstone preacher Charles Finney 250 years ago, who had the most amount of converts remaining faithful to the Lord all their lives! He was no easy-believism preacher!
Think about this: The eternal reward state is compared to many things. One of them is, “wood, hay, stubble / gold, silver, precious stones, being hit by fire. (1 Corinthians 3:12) It is the first batch that goes up in smoke with no enduring result. It is also that first batch that is common and always around in large quantities!
The second batch is enduring, valuable and rare, not readily available or seen. What are you? What have you worked all your life for in service to our Lord? Are you a unique, rare, an exquisitely, spiritually beautiful being?
Another thing worth considering is that before your works stand the test of time, they must stand the test of fire! This fire is fair, beloved brethren! God gives rewards, but also fire to test them!
The final judgement is an eternal judgement. The one who does the most within God’s will, gets the most in reward! That’s the exact opposite of socialism, communism, Marxism and the like!
The end-time teacher sees the future!
It’s an awesome thing to see into the future! It is shattering, humbling, stirring and encouraging.
Daniel saw the future and was forever changed. Joel saw the future and was humbled. John saw the future and fell to the ground as dead. Many others had dramatic encounters and saw visions of hell, heaven, great glory and more. They were all affected severely and visibly.
God entrusted to these people His word on these powerful end-times, for all to read, study and see. These are some of the things the end-time teacher must know well and proclaim and teach.
The entirety of the end-time message is a most dramatic and powerful tool.
Colossians 1:28 “Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Messiah.
These are critically important days for you personally, and the corporate church. The church is under attack from outside and within.
Satan’s chief weapons, the world system and gross error are advancing. But you can and must advance further, higher, and better.
These are some of the most exciting times ever for the end-time teacher. What an incredible responsibility God has given him. What a day to live in!
I took this picture from a chopper, early in the morning flying in the Monks Cowl area of the Drakensberg Mountains.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 398: January 2nd 2018
How to be strong!
There is nothing stronger in the world than Spirit-led biblical truth.
That is just like your strong spine, when it is in its correct place.
We are now in a time where spiritual strength is going to be needed like never before.
Evil spirits are getting stronger as their demise nears. They will soon be too strong for most.
In these end times, the Spirit of God has provided supernatural strength, which is far superior and stronger than all evil and demonic spirits. But it is only effective when applied. Spiritual armour and weapons must be part of your foundation and used in the coming onslaught.
Many of the things in this edition are radical and revolutionary. They will make you feel uncomfortable, but if you take it all to heart it will produce the goods and make you stronger.
The shaking to come:
●“The earth trembled and shook.” (Psalm 77:18), ●“He will remove all things which can be shaken, so that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.” (Hebrews 12:27) ●“The heavens will tremble and the earth will be shaken out of its place at the fury of the Lord.” (Isaiah 13:13) ●“The people will faint with fear in the great shaking.” (Luke 21:26) ●“I will shake all nations.” (Haggai 2:7) ●“The fish, birds and animals and all men on the earth will shake at My presence, even the mountains will be thrown down.” (Ezekiel 38:20) – And many more.
From the verses above, note the nature of the great shaking to come. It will hit the earth, the mountains, the animals, the heavens, all nations and individuals. There will be no place to hide.
Most of this occurs in the seven-year tribulation period, but there will be forerunners to it all.
The big thing to be aware of is that everything man trusts in will be shaken. The main shaking will be in the hearts and thinking of man. They will be clobbered psychologically like never before as their world shakes, rocks and rolls!
But there will be those who cannot be shaken. They will be the strong, stabilising factor for the falling world. But more about that further down.
Requirements to stand strong:
The most powerful thing is to know our God and His word well.
You do not love God more than you love his word. A person with no or little knowledge of God’s word does not know Him at all and will not stand in the coming onslaught.
Today many Christians are no, or little different to the world. They love the world just like the unbeliever. They are discipled by YouTube, TV and the movies. They have the same disdain for the pure virtues of God as the unbeliever. They are full of wickedness. They think they are saved.
Have a look at these amazing verses below. How relevant they are for today!
Job 21:13-14 “They (wicked) spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Yet they say to God, ‘Depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways. Who is the Almighty that we should serve Him, and what profit do we have if we pray to Him?”
Isaiah 28:22 “Do not be mockers, lest your bonds (that bind you up in wickedness) be made strong; for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts (armies) ‘Destruction is determined even upon the whole earth.’”
You see, many Christians are “bound” to the world and they will shake and fall with it!
Be careful of the acceptability of sin. Don’t be neutral to it. It always progresses downward and becomes worse when you accept or justify it. The “beauty of holiness” also expands and grows.
We need to begin to prepare right now to enter eternity. We need to strengthen our spiritual stature and standing. We need to sink our roots deeply in God. We need to clean our lives up!
You must be ready to die to self, the world and the flesh nature. This is the way to be strong in the Lord. You need to apply the cross to all three areas.
Stand strong in fear!
That may sound like a contradiction, but it is in fact more powerful than you can imagine.
Fear makes you strong, not weak. Fear of the devil makes you weak. There are two types of fear spoken of in the Bible. One is negative and the other extremely positive.
It is the fear of the Lord that we need for growth in knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
The fear of the Lord is your thought-filter. Sin always begins in the thought realm. The active, learned fear of the Lord, checks our thought life right at the root.
The fear of the Lord causes repentance and humility which in turn creates deep wisdom and more.
Do you want to be an effective witness for our Lord? The fear of the Lord, not your church, not the Bible School or Seminary is the answer:
“Knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men.” (2 Corinthians 5:11)
The fear of the Lord is similar to the fear created in a child by physical discipline. (Proverbs 13:24) That is love in action, while the lack of it is hatred. Applying that principle to our Lord we have to say that if God does not discipline us, He hates us.
In fact, God calls you illegitimate if you are without His chastening. (Hebrews 12:6-11)
Chastening or discipline done correctly is love in action!
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world (Amp: ‘Fashioned after its customs and ways’) but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
A better translation of the word “renew” in the verse above is “exchange.” When we see the world through thinking which is exchanged for God’s mind, it’s a more radical and permanent thing.
“There is strength in unity”, says the slogan, and it’s true. Biblical unity is a truth that creates strength. But be careful; it’s not blind unity with anything and every way. Pooling resources is logical for strength, but will produce destruction and judgement from God when that unity is not around truth. Ask Babel about that!
Pooling resources around error makes you strong in error by the power of Satan. Pooling resources around truth and in the Spirit of God makes you strong in Him.
The key of repentance:
Repentance is an extremely powerful force. An ongoing walk of repentance is very powerful.
Repent and believe is the order. You cannot believe without repentance first. You can, but you won’t last. Lack of repentance leaves you double minded, unstable, and in the worst of both worlds.
Repentance is not remorse. Remorse is related to self pity while repentance is much deeper, involving life changes.
Matthew 27:3 “Judas the betrayer seeing that he had been condemned, was remorseful...he found no place for repentance.”
Repentance produces cleanliness and holiness. It produces a new clean walk in a new direction.
Matthew 3:2 “Repent for the Kingdom is at hand.”
In the larger sense, repentance cleans out all the garbage you believed that kept you as an unbeliever. In the ongoing sense it cleans you as you move forward, daily with our Lord.
Without true, deep repentance, you can never stand strong. You will always be unstable in your walk with our Messiah. You will be clean, then dirty, stable, then unstable – you will be a pain in the neck!
More keys for standing strong:
The knowledge of Bible prophecy makes you strong. Knowing what is coming, when and why, is very powerful. You will not be knocked over by a shaking world. The knowledge of Bible prophecy is one of the most powerful tools to fix your life in anticipation of your ride to glory!
The knowledge of Bible prophecy gives you the stability and strength that others will come looking for when their world starts shaking. It makes you a strong pillar for them to hold onto.
The true teacher must point you upwards. He must teach often on things to come and our glorious eternal future. You’ve heard the garbage: “He’s so heavenly minded he’s no earthly good”. If you want to be truly godly-good to the world you had better be extremely heavenly minded!
Today we are in a world of mass ignorance of the scriptures by modern, instant, digital, pop-up Christians. They have no depth and no deep experience of the things of God. Listening to many of them talk sometimes makes me feel like I need to take a shower afterwards.
Joshua 1:8-9 “This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? ‘Be strong and of good courage; do not b afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’”
How strong is your foundation?
Many times friends have asked me to join them going to a movie. The last movie I went to was in 1980. So I always decline, which always creates an issue with them. Whether you say so or not, when you stand separately from the world - that is a judgement. You are judging them and their world to a degree. That’s why there’s an issue! Don’t back down, let them freak out!
You must set your heart, mind and soul to agree with God and His word, right from foundation stage. He does not change – we must. It’s a revolutionary thing setting your life to “agree with God.”
Amos 3:3 “Can two walk together lest they be agreed?”
To agree with God, you must agree with His assessment of you as a fallen sinner worthy of hell. You must agree with His one and only answer for that – the cross. You must agree with all the “hard sayings” of the Bible and both the “goodness and severity of God.”
In many instances, standing strong in these days involves being bold and brave. You need to make a stand against what is terrible commonplace with most people these days!
You must be well acquainted, experientially, with the foundational doctrines of Messiah which are found in Hebrews 6:1-2.
Your promise box:
You know those nice little “daily bread” promise boxes with a selection of nice feel-good verses in them for granny? Well, Lord bless granny, but here’s the real-deal daily promise box:
●“If you find your life you will lose it.” (Matthew 10:39) ●“I die daily to self.” (1 Corinthians 15:31) ●“Take up your cross daily.” (Luke 9:23) ●“Fear the Lord.” (Psalm 34:7) ●“Love not the world, nor the things of the world.” (1 John 2:15) ●“Hate your life in the world.” (John 12:25) ●“I count not my life dear to me.” (Acts 20:24) ● “Death works in me.” (2 Corinthians 4:12) ●“I must decrease, He must increase.” (John 3:30) ● “Fall on this rock and be broken.” (Matthew 21:44)
Application of the things in the list above is the way to a strong, abundant life in Messiah, and the way to give granny a heart attack!
Many Christians name and claim “abundant life” for themselves, but never get it because they leave out the “promise box” above.
These verses above relate to our walk now as disciples of the Lord. They would be called “temporal truth.” We also have a host of verses that we would call “positional truth” which relate to our position in Messiah. It’s all done already. For example:
We are a “new creature in Messiah.” We are the “righteousness of God in Him.” And many more like these. Don’t mix up temporal and positional truth. Both are needed, rightly divided.
Generation curses and blessings:
Far too many Christians are clueless about the operation of curses, even within their own lives. Many types of sinful activity and beliefs will produce curses in people’s lives. But many are also innocent victims of generational curses coming down from an origination a long way back.
These curses can affect entire ethnic groups, families, businesses and right down to individuals. They result in poverty, low intellect, barrenness, failure on many fronts. Most times it’s like a dark cloud hanging over them that just won’t go away.
Many times one individual with the insight and anointing of God can break those curses and set an entire nation free!
Exodus 20:5 “You shall not bow down to them (idols) nor serve them, for I the Lord your God are a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.”
Genesis 12: 3 “I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (To Abram and his descendants, who are Isaac, Jacob, Israel and the Jews.)
Cursing the Jews brings a curse from God! That is part of God’s protection upon the Jews!
Genesis 22:16-18 “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing (offered Isaac) and have not withheld your only son, in blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven and the sand of the sea and your descendants shall possess the gate of your enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
Note in the two discourses above that idolatry and sinful practices produce curses, handed down. And note that obedience to God produces many handed down blessings.
All forms of the occult and witchcraft produces curses, and there is plenty of it in the church today!
Witchcraft in a family will break it up. It is a most powerful family destroyer.
You the destroyer!
To stand strong in these days you must receive and obey the things of God, but you must also throw out and destroy the works of the devil in your life.
One of the requirements to stand strong in these days includes rejecting that which makes you weak. You can’t stand strong on a broken leg.
It’s not good enough to be a believer. You must be an active disbeliever or unbeliever too in the things of error, deception and the devil.
All godly truth is anointed of God and will manifest in the fruits.
All deception is anointed by Satan and will manifest in the fruits.
You must destroy, get rid of, and throw out all beliefs that are mixed with error, paganism or the occult. You must seek to be clean and pure doctrinally. Don’t try to mix the truth with error or the occult or any such thing...And that includes huge amounts of Babylonian influence in the church!
Being radical is the way to safety and stability. (The word “radical” comes from the root word “radix” meaning “root.”)
Be a radical destroyer of sin in your life.
You must be known by what you reject, not just what you accept and believe!
Entertaining sin invites it to stay. It then makes itself at home. It then becomes part of you and creates a spirit of heaviness in you.
The Bible speaks of “Messiah in you the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27) But when sin has taken root in you, so has Satan, and that hope of glory is obscured and changes to fear of hell.
Psalm 119:28 “My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to Your word”.
Psalm 9:9-10 “The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know your name will put their trust in You; for you Lord have not forsaken those who seek you.”
Deep thoughts to make you strong:
●Worldliness is the way to spiritual weakness and the way to defeat. Worldliness is the way to hell.
●The world dumbs you down. The word wises you up.
●Truth can be the bait to get you to believe the lie. Satan is not afraid of using truth to achieve his objectives. Truth, even with accompanying supernatural signs and wonders is no guarantee of godly truth.
●False doctrine, error and idiot-theology can wreck people lives. It can compound people’s problems. A wrong spirit corrupts a good one. (Deuteronomy 22:9-11)
●In the face of encroaching and intensifying evil – be more righteous still! (Revelation 22:11)
●Throw the Jezebels and witches out of the church.
●Being radical is the way to being an oddball in the world’s eyes. But you will be safe with God!
“Write the vision”. (Habakkuk 2:2) Write your own spiritual diary. It is good to see where you have been and what has been important to you. It is also good for others to see.
Know Him, know the Spirit, know the Bible and know the preacher and teacher that you receive from. He must be a preacher aiming at your heart and your head! He must preach and teach the fear of the Lord in the fear of Lord. He must know and teach the centrality of the cross.
I took the background picture of the giant baobab tree in Zimbabwe and the elephant in Botswana. I used a transparent blend to merge the two giants together.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 397: December 26th 2017.
Great deceptions to come!
Don’t ever turn the other cheek to deception and error!
The Bible reveals just what sort of deceptions are coming in these last days.
Great masses of people will be swallowed in the coming deceptions. It will be like never before or ever will be. Many will be spiritually cuffed and imprisoned by these things.
But many will stand strong too, and be quite safe. Forewarned is forearmed.
Many of the great deceptions will occur in the tribulation period but some are around now as forerunners...strengthen your guard.
Yeshua warns five times in a single end-time discourse of arising, intensifying deception as the day approaches. (Matthew 24:4-12)
End-time deception in a nutshell:
Teachers, ministers and leaders will speak in the name of God, great things, which will be empowered by Satan in disguise. The greatest deceptions to come will be from within the church. Some of it will even contain demonstrations of the supernatural.
The religion of Adam and Eve was the “Fig Leaf” religion. That was man-made religion, and it was rejected by God. He Himself provided the sacrifice for their sin. The religion of Adam, Babylon, Rome and the final world religion are all united in that they are man-made...truly Satan-made counterfeits.
The end-time world religion is referred to in the Bible as “Babylon the Great,” Its final manifestation will be a mixture of world religions. Remember that the word, Babylon means “mixture.”
The end-time political world is also referred to as Babylon the Great and just like religious Babylon will include the new-world order or system mixed together.
When you try to mix the things of God with Satan, God always walks out!
Truth emanates from the Spirit of God and filters into the spirit of man. The soul of man is not renewed at the new-birth and must be worked on as we go. But the soul often tries to replace and imitate the spirit’s wisdom.
James 3:15 “This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual (soulish), demonic.
In this incredible verse above, we see a powerful satanic progression. It goes from the world to the soul to the demonic! Note that well. The progression is downwards!
The progression of truth is from the Spirit of God to man’s spirit and through to the soul.
The word of God is the only instrument that can separate between what is soulish, worldly, demonic and spiritual. It even discerns between thoughts and motives.
Adam, the world, and the number of his red blood:
●Adam’s blood was red. After his fall it carried the curse of God into all mankind and the world.
In Bible numerics, four is the number of the world.
Isn’t it surprising that four is also the number of blood and 44 is the number of Adam!
●Blood: Strong’s H1818 “Dam” The name “Adam” is derived from this.
●Red: Strong’s H 122 or 119 “Adom”
Red is the colour of humanity, flesh, blood, sin, fire and hell. Red is associated with four, (the world) and six. Red is the colour of the unsaved.
The colours blue andpurple:
●Blue is the colour of God. It is the colour of the sky representing heaven and deity. Blue is the colour of royalty and kingship. The colour of Israel as seen in its flag and other national symbols is blue. It is associated with the numbers, seven and eight – both godly numbers.
●Purple is red and blue mixed together.
●Purple then represents the true believer, being Adam, now saved and filled with Gods Spirit.
We’re going somewhere very important with this!
Have a look now at these two verses below and tell me what’s missing in the Revelation account:
Exodus 28:8 (God’s instructions for the priestly garment) “The intricately woven band of the ephod shall be of gold, blue and purple and scarlet thread.”
Revelation 17:3-5 “I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of the names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls...On her forehead was written ‘Mystery Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and the abominations of the earth.’”
The verse above speaks of the massive Babylon-born Catholic church and others like it. It speaks of the great end-time harlot - the false church.
Notice that “blue” is missing.
But this church is adorned in purple, and purple is blue and red together. Do you see it? Purple with no blue in it is a lie, a counterfeit! That’s the great giveaway!
This great end-time ecumenical world-church looks like and sounds like the real thing, but it is a satanically charged fraud! It has no Spirit of God.
This great end-time church of deception is one with unredeemed Adam, his cursed blood, and the world-system backed by Satan – This church is a red whore! (Red is also the colour of prostitution!)
The final great end-time battle will be between purple with blue missing (a lie) and purple with blue in it (the truth)!
The final great end-time battle will be between a whore and a bride!
It most certainly will include the Catholic church, all ecumenical churches and others that have rejected the full operation of the Spirit of God. It will include some internet ministries.
The Jezebel deception:
This is a very specific deception described in the Bible, within the end-time church. Let’s have a look at the name:
Jezebel: Strong’s, H348, “Iyzebel”, meaning: Baal exalts, wickedness.
Baal: Strong’s H1168, meaning “lord.”
The name in Hebrew is “Izevel”, meaning mixture of wickedness.
One of the Greek terms for her name means “false teacher.”
Baal was the Babylonian name. Zeus was the Greek name, also a name for Satan.
Jezebel was notorious for promoting the worship of Babylonian gods, including Baal / Zeus in Israel. Her conduct was disastrous for Israel.
The marriage of the heathen Jezebel to Ahab, the king of Israel, was the first time that a king of Israel “mixed” himself by covenant with a heathen princess of evil! Jezebel was known to have no fear of God.
So, the name means: One who is exalted by a lord (Satan) who is full of wickedness and deception and false teaching. The Jezebel spirit always tries to usurp God’s authority. This spirit operates mostly in women, but is also prevalent in male leadership.
The Jezebel spirit may attract hordes of false prophets.
The end-time Jezebel spirit is closely associated with the false spirits of Babylon, the Catholic church, other orthodox churches and all that are devoid of the Spirit of God.
Let’s paint the end-time picture:
The Revelation portrays huge end-time deception as seen in a scarlet woman riding a scarlet beast. She is the mother of all harlots. This means that the entire end-time, false, ecumenical, world church has one mother or source – the great whore of Babylon. (Revelation 17)
Revelation 18:24 “In her was found the blood of prophets and saints and of all who were slain on the earth.”
In the verse above we see that this end-time false religion is a mass murderer. It always has been that way! The Catholic church has more blood on its hands than Hitler! But note that this satanic church murders the true prophets and saints of God.
Satan will operate through the occult, paganism, supernatural signs and wonders, the calling down of fire from heaven and much more.
Don’t accept any form of fortune telling into your life. Satan’s invisible destiny for you is hidden in his servants like fortune tellers, clairvoyants and all who meddle in the occult. Don’t mess with these things or you will be opening the door to more!
We will see many miracles – real miracles in the church – done by Satan, producing great deception.
Revelation 18:23“By your sorcery all the nations were deceived.”
Revelation 12:9 “The great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the devil and Satan (not Nibiru) who deceives the whole world.”
Supernatural signs are no guarantee of truth. The devil himself works through signs and wonders, because he knows it’s such an easy method of deceiving so many people. And he knows so many people are susceptible to it because of their lack of the Spirit and shallow beliefs.
Beware of the transfer of spirits. The spirit in the one who you submit to, and give yourself to, can transfer into you. We see this tragically, in the transfer of demonic generational curses from one generation down to the next in entire cultures and ethnic groups through history.
It can be positive as well. If your chosen teacher was or is on fire for our Lord in a radical way, it will rub off on you as well.
End-time heresy and other deceptions:
2 Peter 2:1-2 “There will be many false prophets among you and false teachers who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord...Many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the truth will be blasphemed.”
Heresy: Strong’s G139 “Heiresis.” Meanings: choice of opinion, choose selectively to captivate.
The nature of heresy is found in the meaning of the word. It means “to choose selectively.” In other words, biblical heresy is not complete error. It is selective error!
It chooses bits and pieces of scripture and takes them out of context to suit the make up a false doctrine. This is why it is so dangerous. It’s got half the truth in it!
Biblical deception damages the word of prophecy, and the word of God in the eyes of many.
The great, cursed Nibiru deception is coming back. The fool flat-earthers are gaining idiot- demon inspired followers. All designed to make a fool of the church!
Satan cannot defeat the word of God, but he tries. So if you throw the word out, or don’t know it well, you are effectively defenceless.
A Christian without the Bible or the Bible selectively believed will always be a half-baked believer. He will always be half lost and always double minded. He will always be drawn up and down at the same time.
There are only two sources of supernatural revelation: God and the devil – no other. One will ultimately bless you and the other, curse you.
Deuteronomy 18:10 “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, or one who practises witchcraft (divination), or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells or a enchanter, or a spiritist or one who calls up the dead.”
The original word “divination” in the verse above means “python” – a “strangling” spirit.
The word “Enchanter” in the verse above is often used in association with music to get people under Satan’s spell and control, but it has a deeper meaning.
“Enchanter,” Strong’s H 5172, “Nachash.” Meanings: To hiss or whisper a magic spell. It also means to read from or into signs or omens.
This is prevalent today. People often read far too much into signs and so-called signs, and sometimes no signs, coming up with all sorts of garbage.
Acts 8:9-10 “There was a certain man named Simon, who previously practised sorcery, claiming that he was someone great, to whom they all gave heed, saying this man is the great power of God.”
Notice in the verse above that the people thought this was a great man of God. But he was a corruptor of the truth, yet many followed him.
In 2 Timothy 3:1-8 we see an end-time description of two men, Jannes and Jambres who withstood Moses with deceiving signs and wonders. This means that in the last days, the battle will again be in the supernatural with satanic signs and wonders.
But have a look at what their names mean:
Jannes: Strong’s G2389 Meaning: He vexed. Jambres: Strong’s G2387 Meaning: Deceptive healer.
A “vexing” spirit is a deceiving spirit. There will also be “deceptive healings” in the last days.
You must divorce Satan. It must be a severe and serious action. The curse is revoked through the cross, but you must apply it and do it and walk free. It must cost you. Burn any literature of the occult including idols and objects of contact.
You have the means to escape the satanic invasion – use it.
“It’s our culture”!
Many nations and ethnic groups have a visible identifiable culture. Some things are harmless and others not. Culture is closely associated with worship and in many cases is the actual source of generational curses.
The culture of sin is a lot more involved than most people think. The word “culture” comes from two root words: “worship” and “work.” These are the main elements of a culture. So when we talk about the culture of sin – it is the worship of it and the work done in practising it!
Behind all illegitimate culture is a terrible controller – the devil himself. Control is his objective.
Isn’t that what Satan wants with us? He wants to get control of our religion, our beliefs and our property which is our body.
Lessons for the last-days:
Error is a spirit. It is alive. Like all living things it wants acceptance and not rejection. It does not want to be banished or thrown out, but it must be!
●Lesson: Know the voice of the Spirit of God, learn discernment of spirits.
●Lesson: Truth and error travel the same highway. Learn to identify both.
●Lesson: Do not mix truth with error. Satan’s purposes end in corrupted truth when let in.
●Lesson: Keep your eyes looking in the right places and not the wrong like signs in the sky.
●Lesson: Note how easily the masses are deceived and strengthen your armour.
●Lesson: The deceivers deceive, whether they intended to deceive or not.
●Lesson: Know your Bible well and keep it in dispensational context.
●Lesson: Know all the “doctrines of Messiah” as revealed in Hebrews 6:1-2 and related verses.
●Lesson: Note the 100% failure rate of rapture predictions and in fact all YouTube predictions.
Believing a lie and giving yourself to it, dumbs you down. When you continue to follow teachers making false predictions, you are injuring yourself spiritually. Gradually you become blinded too.
A person who claims to hear from God and really does, is easy to spot. He is soft and broken towards God and the things of God, hard and impenetrable to the devil. He is quick to recognise error and repent. He would be absolutely broken and shattered if he knew that he had led the people of God astray in any way. (And yes I am mindful of these things for myself too.)
A collection of biblical end-time warnings:
●“False prophets will arise and deceive many, and because of lawlessness the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:10-11)
●“False christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders.” (Matthew 24:24-25)
●“Many will come in My name, saying ‘I am He’” (Luke 21:8)
●”In the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)
●“Let no one deceive you by any means.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
●“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11)
●“Test all things; hold fast what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
●“Evil men and imposters (magicians) will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. As for you, continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.” (2 Timothy 3:13)
●“Such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Messiah, and no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into and angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-14)
●“I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in amongst you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves, men will arise speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves, therefore watch and remember that for three years, I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:29-31)
You can’t build on a foundation of error. No matter how fancy your “building” is, if it is built on numerous incorrectly applied and interpreted verses, it will fail and fall and hurt many.
Isaiah 9:15-16 “The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.”
Jeremiah 29:8-9 “Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘Do not let the prophets and diviners in your midst deceive you, nor let them listen to your dreams, for they prophecy falsely to you in My name. I have not sent them’, says the Lord.”
Jeremiah 23:32 “Behold, I am against those who prophecy false dreams, says the Lord, and who tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them...”
Moving forward in Christianity is all about trust in the truth. In fact, faith and trust are very closely associated. You must know and trust by faith those who are in the truth.
Beware of those who have been in gross error and not repented, who are now calling for people to walk in unity and love with them, accepting their unrepentant error as though it’s all nothing.
An unrepentant teacher will produce progressively more off-track deception in the future. Mark those words!
Deception causes division! The main agent of deception is false teachers. Truth unites, not error.
In these days, you need discernment like never before.
Truth can be the bait to get you to believe the lie. Satan uses truth to achieve his evil objectives.
Love can be a deadly thing when truth is removed from it!
Truth is right. It is clean and holy. It is enduring and it succeeds. It refreshes and inspires. All truth and wisdom comes from the fear of the Lord and produces rest and peace.
Error and deception is wrong. It is dirty, unholy, and temporary, and ends in failure, dejection and confusion. All error comes from a lack of the fear of the Lord.
All deception comes from either pride or ignorance or both. Shallow believers, ignorant of God’s word and who remain so for too long, are prime candidates for deception.
I took the background picture of a quiver tree in the Namaqualand Desert, turned it blue and texturised it, and then I added the other tree and the lion.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 396: December 19th 2017.
Biblical beauty corresponds to holiness and glory!
Girls and guys – your beauty is fading! Or is it?
As we head into an increasingly ugly world full of pride, hate and war, it’s extremely important to know and understand the other side of the picture.
Beauty: Strong’s H1927 – “Hadarah”. Meanings: Beauty, holiness, adornment of glory.
“Adornment of glory!” What a wonderful term. It means glory itself is wearing beauty like a robe!
Glory: Strong’s H3519 – “Kabowd.” Meanings: Weight, heaviness, honour, dignity, splendour.
Do you know that glory is “heavy” and “weighty?” The Bible talks of a “weight of glory.” (2 Corinthians 4:17) Part of its weight comes from its wonderful adornment of pure beauty!
Biblical beauty can also be described as: Graceful, exquisite, spotless, clean, immaculate, flawless, alluring, desirable and charming.
The great transition or the great tribulation!
Thank the Lord for evolution! Okay, before you start sending me emails – read on! We are evolving from the corruptible, to incorruptible – pure beauty! The final transition will be in a spectacular flash – a twinkling of an eye!
So ladies and gentlemen, when you look in the mirror and spot a new spot, wrinkle or more grey hair, bear in mind that a transition is actually taking place right now, on the other side of that dumb mirror.
Once we’re in eternity do you know how many wrinkles, spots, warts and old-age signs you will have? None is the right answer! Don’t make a doctrine out of this, but it is widely held that we will have bodies that will be around 30 yrs old or so in appearance. They will be perfect, have some recognisable characteristics and features of our present form, and be forever beautiful.
Do you know that you are going to be forever beautiful and you won’t need makeup? Do you know that you’ll never get old, cranky, crabby, cantankerous, grumpy, grouchy, ratty, tatty and rubbishy ever again?
Even now the transition is taking place behind the scenes, a progression to glory is being written up in your eternal book, and it’s just like the metamorphosis of a worm to a spectacular eternal butterfly.
Spare a prayer and a thought for all those who will miss the glorious transition called the rapture and go straight into the tribulation, warts and all, to meet the devil. They will change too – for the worse and then end in hell at the end of it all, for their reward!
What a worm you are!
“Tola” was the name of one of the judges of Israel. The name means “Crimson worm.”
This worm, the Tola, is extremely rare and unique. It attaches itself to a dead tree and then becomes a hardened shell. The young are hatched under this shell of protection. It “dies” three days later, oozing crimson blood, which suddenly turns pure white and it falls to the ground.
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
Psalm 22:6 “I (Lord) am a worm and no man...”
The original word used in the verse above is not the normal word for “worm,” it is this word “tola!”
Do you see the profound, prophetic significance of that one verse above?
What a worm – indeed!
A kingdom pearl:
One of the beautiful “kingdom” parables is found in Matthew 13:45-46. It reveals the story known as the “Pearl of great price”! It’s about a person who finds a pearl of great value, then sells everything he has so he can buy the pearl.
The story is about the sight and recognition of true eternal value. Salvation is free, but it will cost you nothing or everything afterwards. The one who pays no price, gets nothing in terms of eternal reward. The one who pays all that he has will get great eternal, beautiful value!
Do you see the great value in all that is of the kingdom of God? Do you see how valuable you really are? Do you see your enormous potential that will be eternal? Beloved brethren, it is so, so worth paying the price to advance in the things of God!
John the Apostle had a very close brotherly love relationship with our Lord, but when he was on Patmos and confronted by the risen Messiah, he “fell at His feet as dead”. (Revelation 1:17) I absolutely love that. It speaks of seeing beautiful glory with new kingdom eyes!
The last the world saw of Messiah was a dead man on the cross. To believers He appeared, resurrected many times, but to them alone, not to any unbelievers.
The powerful message in that is that it takes sight and belief of the resurrection to be saved and then to move into deeper things.
Romans 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Yeshua and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
We must have a vision of the true risen Lord of glory, and God, holy, eternal, almighty, and the judge of all.
Stop and think for a minute. Everyone is going somewhere all the time. You are advancing in the things of God with corresponding reward coming, or you are advancing in the world with corresponding loss of reward coming.
What is the absolute pinnacle of your life, your greatest achievement in your world? Well, it’s like dung compared to the excellence of the knowledge of Messiah. (Philippians 3:8) What is the greatest dream you have?
If it’s not with God leading you it will be as valuable as cow dung.
The incredible importance of the word of God in your life:
The word of God discerns and analyses even your thoughts and intentions. What the Bible will do in you is dependent on how you receive it and how important you make it.
Matthew 22:31-32 “Have you not read what was spoken to you by God...”
The real big thing for me personally, apart from Bible prophecy is the doctrines of stability and endurance. These things only come by long, dedicated, Spirit inspired study of God’s word.
God’s word is an infinite, inexhaustible resource for your soul and spirit. It is an indispensable, all important resource. That’s why so many have cast it aside – Satan hates the Christian’s victory.
When you separate God from His word, what you have is God and your word and no power or authority.
Be very careful of any teacher that questions the authority and veracity of God’s word – especially the well established major doctrines. What will happen is they will end up rejecting part of God’s word and creating a new man-made-doctrine that is distorted.
The great authority killer in a teacher is seen when he falls into deception.
What is the major sign of the authority of God in a teacher / leader? It is the fear of the Lord. Does he inspire in you and create a holy fear of God?
The opposite of the fear of the Lord is pride and presumption. It assumes a trust in self!
Sometimes when you listen to a preacher or teachers you feel quite safe. Sometimes though, you feel a disquiet, and uneasiness and feel the need to be on your guard – and rightly so.
Let me tell you also, that sometimes the safe teacher goes off track and then further off track and becomes an unsafe teacher. And of course the opposite happens sometime too.
Continuing error is a discredit to God, a sign of pride and a lack of repentance.
Some ministries are what we would call “deceivers of the brethren.” They never get tired of proclaiming lie after lie.
Many churches today are irrelevant. They teach their favourite, “safe” doctrines over and over and avoid the “hard sayings” and verses dealing with the “severity of God.” They have doomed their flock to be carbon copies of their own half-baked, blind selves. Paul said, “I have not shunned to preach to you the whole counsel of God.” (Acts 20:27)
2 Corinthians 5:11 “...Knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men.”
Our reward state will be eternal. It will be in a sin-free, Satan-free environment forever. It can only be described as pure beauty.
2 Corinthians 3:18 “We all with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Next time you look in a mirror, bear in mind that you are seeing the beautiful “glory of the Lord!”
But there are two sides to the story of eternal reward. One is not very nice!
A Christian life lived out in worldliness and the pursuit of all the world has to offer, will result in loss of eternal reward in the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 3:15) On top of that, those who pursue the world automatically come under its domain and influence in many areas.
Living for the world creates stress, burn-out and gives you temporary highs like a roller-coaster. But it enslaves you and blinds you to your calling and the things of God.
It makes you an enemy of God in many respects. It gives you the reward of the world – empty and hollow. The world will give you its love only to trap you, and then when it has you in its grip, it will hate you. It shows you Satan’s true colours.
Thankfully, many times when you see the world and the spirit of it, you get tired of it and want out. If you don’t see the world for what it is, you must then embrace it and make it your home, because that’s all you have. You have to make it better, but at end of the day it will kill you!
Do you think you’ve done well in your walk through the world? If it has been without the leading of the Lord, I have a nasty surprise for you:
Luke 19:26 “To everyone who has, it will be taken away...”
The word “heart” in Hebrew consists of two letters: Lamed ל and Beyt ב. “Lamed “means, “to have authority”, while “Beyt” means “house or tent”. So the picture meaning of “heart” is the one with the voice of authority in his own home or being.
When that “voice of authority” in your own life is actually the voice of the Spirit of God – you are on the right track!
The heart has a voice of authority deep inside. When we love the Lord with all our heart, something changes and leads us. Before salvation, the Bible says in Genesis 6:5-6 “...Every imagination of the heart of man was only evil continually.”
Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”
Matthew 12:34 “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
Proverbs 27:19 “As in water, so his face is revealed, so, a man’s heart reveals the man.”
What consumes most of your time and your thinking? That’s who you are!
We are not saved by works, but we will have our work assessed and evaluated for reward or loss of reward.
1 Peter 3:3-4 “Do not let your beauty be that of the outward adorning of hair, wearing of gold or fine clothing; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
What did you do with your life? What is your life? Where is your heart? When it’s over, what is your epitaph? What is of true importance is; what does God think of your life, and what has He written with His great pen in your book of life?
Philippians 3:20-21 (Amp)“We are citizens of the state and homeland which is in heaven, and from it we earnestly and patiently await the coming of Messiah as Saviour, who will transform and fashion anew, the body of our humiliation to conform to and be like the body of His majesty and glory...”
2 Corinthians 5:1-2 “We know that if our earthly house (body) is destroyed, we have a building from God, not made with (human) hands, eternal in the heavens. We groan now, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven.”
The world’s failure:
There are three things the world can’t do: ●It can’t get rid of sin. ●It can’t create righteousness (right standing with God) ●It can’t create a resurrection to a new world.
So the world must deny and rename and neutralise sin. It must say that being a good world-citizen is its “righteousness.” It must create a new world order in which sin is irrelevant, because it doesn’t exist in their eyes.
The world can’t create a true resurrection so it must say that resurrection is arising to a new-world thinking! Their “resurrection” is in seeing their world of globalised values through their eyes!
A new proud world is its greatest work!
The way to be “perfect” in Satan’s world is to be one with its sinful world of sin.
God speaks to us as believers and says:
1 Peter 1:16 “Be holy, for I am holy.”
Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
Exclusively through the new-birth, we have been made “holy” and “perfect” in our spirit. We then work that which is on the inside through to the outside.
The world can never do that because it does not have those things in their hearts to begin with.
The beautiful glory to come:
Proverbs 4:18 (Amp) “The path of the uncompromisingly just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more – brighter and clearer, until it reaches its full strength and glory in the perfect day.”
Psalm 96:9 “O, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him all the earth.”
Psalm 16:11 “...At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He made everything beautiful in its time. He has put eternity in their hearts...”
2 Corinthians 4:16-17 “We do not lose heart, even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (beauty)”
We are being weaned from the temporal to the eternal; from being corruptible to pure incorruptible, eternal, immortal, glory, which will never fade or wither. The beautiful kingdom of God is here already in our hearts by the new-birth and it is still to come in fullness. We are being weaned from this temporary seen world, to a new world, unseen as yet – more real and far more glorious and perfect than we could imagine!
We grow in spiritual stature, authority and value as we look to this new world which we cannot see. But we do see with our spiritual eyes.
We can and must be partakers of its holy fruits now.
The ugly kingdom:
Ezekiel 28:17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour; I cast you to the ground...”
The above verse speaks of the fall of Lucifer. He had a heart of pride because of beauty!
The following words from the Bible describe some of the characteristics of the kingdom of this world, which will follow through into eternal hell: Ugly, beastly, monstrous, frightful, unholy, un-lovely, depressing, ghastly, horrendous, horrible, repulsive, worthless, and wretched.
Setting your eyes on this world for fulfilment is your biggest mistake ever!
Beautiful people, princes, paupers and VIP’s
We all have a desire to succeed. If you set your heart, mind and soul to succeed in the things of God, led by His Spirit, you are doing very well.
1 John 2:17 “The world is passing away and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
The Prophetic Scroll has been a great success. I would like to offer honour where due. I have had great support in many ways from:
Joanne Smith (New York), Ed Gillan (Los Angeles), brothers Norman and Chris Abraham of Phantom Technologies (South Africa), Stan Fourie (South Africa).
I’ve had thousands of emails of thanks and support from all over the world and received more wonderful testimonies than you can imagine. It really is an inspiration to see so many doing so well in the Lord and many more new believers just starting out.
It has also been a real pleasure to see the expansion of The Prophetic Scroll into the eastern nations of the world.
It has been an honour and privilege from our Lord to be able to stand with and for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews.
As you would expect, I’ve also had some hate mail, and vicious attacks, but they’re not even worth mentioning.
Here are some amazing verses of encouragement:
Isaiah 62:11 “Say to the daughter of Zion, surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him.”
Colossians 3:24 “Know that you will receive the reward of the inheritance for your service to our Lord.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8 “There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only, but to all who have loved His appearing.”
Hebrews 10:35 “Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.”
Hebrews 11:6 “...He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
1 Peter 5:4 “When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.”
Revelation 2:10 “...Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me to give to everyone according to his work.”
I created the piece of paper and merged some sackcloth into it while it was drying. I photographed it and superimposed the background baobab tree and flower over it all.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 395: December 12th 2017.
Embassies of more nations are now announcing they are moving to Jerusalem, which is an act of recognition of the city as the capital of Israel. This does have huge implications prophetically. Do not neglect to read this entire edition. It is much more important than you may think!
Is this the beginning of the “shaking of all things” leading to the tribulation period, a peace covenant, the coming temple, and of course the rapture? It could be! It most certainly brings the entire end-time picture into focus, shining the spotlight on it, and thrusting it onto centre-stage.
The great awakening is gathering momentum!
What is happening now is the sceptre of wickedness, (Islam) over Jerusalem, the rod of its authority, is being broken. (Psalm 125:3) The nation born in a day – Israel, (Isaiah 66:8) and its eternal city is travailing before its spiritual birth. And before the male Child – Yeshua, arrives and begins His glorious work amongst the Jews.
Is your church enlightening you on these issues? If not, it’s high time to awaken to the Spirit of God, hear His word and do His will. Beloved brethren, these things are vitally important. Spiritual forces are at work and are intensifying even now!
You will overcome, or be overcome in these coming times! You must have a solid, strong foundation to stand in the coming storms.
End Time Jerusalem:
The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a landmark milestone, and watershed. It is the beginning of the end-time prophecy train. It is a great sign to be noted...a true sign of the times.
Amongst other things, it shines the spotlight on God’s truth and the veracity of His word. It identifies His enemies in the world and in the church and brings them out into the open!
The Trump decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has “doomed the peace process,” say the Palestinians, and many of their puppets, the world’s leaders. Actually, when you think about it they are quite right, but they won’t like what I’m about to say and neither will many churches!
The world-peace process is doomed! True godly peace is now coming – on the wings of the destruction of the world’s useless efforts to create Middle Eastern peace, and world peace, which flies in the face of God’s way to peace.
The name “Jerusalem” comes from two root words: “Jeru” and “Shalom”. Jeru means “king” and Shalom means “peace”. The Hebrew name: “Yerushalayim” means: “The foundation of peace”.
Jerusalem is referred to as “The city of God” in the Bible. (Psalm 46:4, Psalm 48:1-3)
Jerusalem is also referred to as the city of David in the Bible. (2 Samuel 5:7) David is a type of our Lord and Saviour.
Jerusalem is also referred to as the city of Zion in the Bible (1 Kings 8:1) “Zion” means fortification.
Jerusalem is also referred to as “the city of the Great King”, “the city of peace”, “and the stumbling stone of the nations” in the Bible.
If we put this lot together we have:
Jerusalem is the city of the King of peace, the foundation of peace, the city of God, the city of the Great King, the city of David, the city of Zion and the city over which the nations shall stumble! What sort of incredible city is this?
It is the city of huge prophetic significance in reality and in type.
God moved His Embassy to Jerusalem long ago!
God chose Jerusalem and He inscribed His name upon the city.
Isaiah 49:16 “See, I have inscribed you (Jerusalem) on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.”
But why did God place His “Embassy” in Jerusalem and why did He choose that old city?
Was it because the Jews are chosen and are special? Was it because that’s where so many biblical things occurred? Was it because the city itself is special?
No sir- none of the above!
Do you think the Jews are special? Here is what God thinks of His chosen people the Jews:
Jeremiah 17:1 “The sin of Judah (Jews) is written with a pen of iron, with the point of a diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altar.”
The “point of a diamond” in the verse above refers to the hardness of this engraving instrument, which also speaks of the hardness of Israel’s heart. This deadly pen does not write on paper or papyrus. It engraves on Jewish stone-hearts, and you can’t erase it! Or can you?
The cross of Messiah is the great eraser! It erases sin and re-writes lives. Now sins are re-written with invisible ink!
Jews – soon your sins which were like “scarlet will be white as snow” – invisible and erased! (Isaiah 1:18)
We have been “crucified with Messiah” and as such, we have a book containing clean, holy, indelible records, written with God’s diamond-tipped, fiery pen. Yes, God has been writing our autobiography every day of our lives with purity, light and truth! What a wonderful diary that will be for many!
We are the living epistles of God, known and read of all men, now and forever. (2 Corinthians 3:2)
The world has its doom written out with God’s diamond-tipped pen of fire. It is the “writing on the wall” declaring its destruction and soon-coming end. The world has no cross to erase this writing!
So, the sins of the Jews are seen by God just as they are for all others, there is no difference. God chose the Jews simply because that was His choice and He, in His foreknowledge, knew that the Jews would finally recognise Him and fulfil His calling and plan to take salvation to the nations.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “We are ambassadors for Messiah...We implore you, “Be reconciled to Messiah” (Jew and Gentile)
Ambassadors hang out in Embassies. We are the walking Embassies of God!
For us as believers, God has placed His name in our hearts by the new-birth, and Satan always tries to rip it out and destroy us.
Isn’t that just what is happening now in Israel?
God put His name In Jerusalem:
2 Chronicles 6:6 “I (God) have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people, My people – Israel.”
2 Chronicles 7:16 “Now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”
2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
When you put your name to something, you are imparting to it your authority. The Bible is Israel’s mandate and authority. If you reject that, Satan becomes Israel’s mandate for you, promulgated by the world and the world church.
The word “author” in the Bible is the same as the word for “authority.” The authority of any work is that of the author. So when we come to God’s prophetic word, we must remember that we are dealing with God’s own “breathed” word by His Spirit and that is the final authority!
God put His name in Jerusalem, with His authority, word and plan – exclusively!
What, do think God put His name in Jerusalem, but not His will and word? Do you think He put His name there with Muhammad’s? To believe that, you have to be stark raving mad in the head, or a member of the Emergent Church movement!
Because God put His name there by His authority, Satan tries to do the same:
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you..!
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Do you know why Satan stands against Israel? The answer below is indeed profound!
●Exodus 4:22 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Israel is My son, My firstborn.”
●Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him...”
Why did God choose Jerusalem?
God chose Jerusalem to be home for the Jews returning to the land. He chose it because He knew the Jews would awaken to, and recognise Yeshua their Messiah and that they would then, in the tribulation period, take salvation to the Gentile nations of the world.
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look upon Me whom they have pierced...”
Isaiah 28:16 “Behold, I lay in Zion (Jerusalem) a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation...”
But there’s a much more important and deeper reason why God chose Jerusalem.
He chose to put His name in our hearts as believers, in anticipation of our coming transformation and glorification. Jerusalem, in a sense, is in the same situation. God put His name there in anticipation of its future transformation into the glorious New Jerusalem – still to come!
Israel is still blind:
Many Jews and Christians are awakening to God’s great end-time plans, which will absolutely come to pass. “The Word cannot be broken.” (John 10:35)
But today most Jews, although positive about their land and city, can’t see why and what it’s all about.
Luke 19:42 “If you had known, even you (Jerusalem), especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now your peace (Shalom) is hidden from your eyes...because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
The “peace of Jerusalem” is still hidden from their eyes. They are still blinded by their sin.
Jeremiah 4:16-17 “Make mention to the nations yes, proclaim against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country and raise their voice against the cities of Judah. Like keepers of a field they are against her all around, because she has been rebellious against Me, says the Lord.”
But Israel will soon open her spiritual eyes, have her sins erased and be the world’s greatest evangelists!
Isaiah 62:6-7 “Watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem: Make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in all the earth.”
Jeremiah 33:16 “In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell safely, and this is the name by which she will be called: ‘The Lord our Righteousness’”
Today, people blindly follow the masses. They follow group speak, belief bias, crowd psychology, confirmation bias, and the collective consciousness of the doomed soon to be destroyed masses and their leaders the mass–media.
Many churches today follow the media’s advice and information and have written it into their stupid, band-wagon theology.
The whining, whimpering, wailing, snivel-drivel of the mass media is what influences the world. But God’s handwriting is on the wall! World, your gloomy - doom looms large!
Zechariah 12:3 “It shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away (move its boundaries) will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Joel 3:2 “I will bring all nations down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have also divided up My land.”
The world thinks dividing and sharing the land and the city will bring peace. It will bring war and judgement.
The world thinks capitulation, compromise, placating, and appeasement is how to deal with terrorists and bring peace! How can that bring peace? They will not stop the terror. Throw them out!
Is peace coming to Jerusalem?
The answer is no and yes. In the short term, war is coming in the name of peace!
God’s word declares that His will is for the salvation of the Jews, in their land and in their city, after their return, and that will ultimately bring world peace – the Millennial age.
But Satan opposes that with war and destruction first.
In the longer term, the Prince of Peace is coming with great peace. That will be at the end of the tribulation period.
Satan has his name imbedded in Islam, and like a giant Trojan horse, he forces his way into Israel and Jerusalem by occupation!
But the real occupation is by God! All other “occupations” are illegitimate. The Palestinians have created a fantasy reality, believing that Israel and Jerusalem is theirs. Because the world is of the same god, it supports that in its blindness.
Peace the world’s way brings war with God. Peace God’s way brings Satan to war with God. Ask Babylon about that!
War is coming to Jerusalem well before peace:
Jeremiah 4:7-15-16 (Amp) “Behold the enemy comes up like the clouds, his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined – destroyed! O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. Warn the neighbouring nations that our adversary is coming; announce to Jerusalem that besiegers are coming from a far country, shouting against the cities of Judah.”
We are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. It is coming – God’s way!
Isaiah 61:3 “The Lord will console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.”
By the way, USA, you can expect some sort of significant blessing to come your way now as a result of blessing Israel.
The claim of the enemies of God:
If you claim something that’s not yours is your own, and the rightful owner is standing right there, you can say that they are occupying your property. But you know that you are a thief and a liar. And just because the media supports the cause of the thief, that does not make them right. They are all of the same evil spirit!
Just to take this a step further: We as true cross bearing believers are born-again and occupied by our rightful owner God. Satan, his demons and puppets, hate that, and want to rip the cross out of us and occupy us with their devil instead!
Claiming that something is yours repeatedly does not make it your own. That was the strategy of Hitler (and of Satan.) He said: “Make the lie big, keep saying it and eventually the masses will believe you.”
How to pray for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews:
In your prayer, quote the scriptures. Make them proclamations. Write them down. Pray them with like-minded believers too. Fast and pray. Pray to keep from falling into deception; pray that God keeps your spiritual eyes open. Pray often and regularly on these things. Pray in the fear of the Lord.
Here are just a few verses to pray:
Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you (Israel), and I will curse him who curses you.”
Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper who love you.”
Psalm 129:5 “Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.”
Psalm 68:1 “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: Let them that hate Him flee before Him.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Hosea 11:10 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”
Nehemiah 2:20 “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you (descendants of the Arabs) have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. Strangers (Gentiles) will be joined to them and they will cling to the house of Jacob.”
Zechariah 8:13 “It shall come to pass that just as you (Israel) were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear and let your hands be strong.”
Isaiah 43:1 “Thus says the Lord who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by your name; you are mine.”
How to face the end-times fear-free!
A major characteristic of the great shaking soon to come is fear.
Fear is a spirit. I’m not talking about just getting a fright. I’m talking about an enduring, overhanging, tormenting fear. It actually hinders your walk with the Lord and much more.
The Bible talks of the “spirit of fear” in numerous places.
2 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and a sound mind.”
Hebrews 13:6 “The Lord is my helper, I will not fear.”
●Do you know how to be truly wonderfully fear-free? Then fear!
Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the Lord leads to life. He who has it will abide in satisfaction and will not be visited with evil.”
Please understand the incredible power in that simple verse! Do you want abundant life, a life of satisfaction? In these coming days of the outpouring of evil, do you want to be free from evil? Then fear the Lord!
Isaiah 33:6 “The fear of the Lord is His treasure.”
Are you a special treasure to God? You are not if you don’t actively fear Him!
The great bottom line in all of this is: God has chosen / Satan has chosen! Pick your choice wisely beloved brethren!
There is no neutrality or middle ground!
It’s all about what God says, thinks, has done and will do, which is fully contained in His word. That’s the beginning and end of it all!
So pick your choice – but choose carefully –you will be identifying yourself as a giant fool of the world, or a wise child of God!
There is no neutrality!
The Palestinian concerto of lies, its war of words, its hatred in the name of peace, fools the blind media and the world. Their bloodshed, hostility and contention is now clashing, and crossing swords with God: Carnage is coming.
This began as an art work with leaves “stamped” onto the canvas. I superimposed the acacia-tree sunset over the art – viola!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!