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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...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
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.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 490: October 8th 2019
The destruction of freedom:
These are words of life!
I could sub-title this: The destruction of liberty and peace.
Freedom is not freedom if it allows itself to be destroyed, as we are seeing in the world now.
It is the gospel, exclusively which brings true freedom and liberty. And it is the message of the cross, within the gospel that does this. But biblical freedom is not the world’s freedom by any means.
Real freedom is being free from sin, self, the world and the demonic. Worldly freedom is an attempt to be free within the environment of sin with no constraints.
In this edition I will deal with freedom on a national as well as personal level. I will look at a nation under God and the great pushback by Satan, the lawless one, to destroy those advances and bring nations under Satan’s power.
Essentially, when the basic principles of the word of God are applied in a nation, that land will free and will prosper. When they are not, that land will come under all sorts of curses leading to failure.
Bear in mind that Satan is referred to as the “god of this world,” as well as the god of fallen man or the self-life dominated by the sin-nature. Man is not born free. He is born into Adam’s cursed, fallen sin-nature, with sin-laced blood in his veins. He needs the blood sacrifice of Messiah to fix him up.
The Bible calls Satan “The lawless one.” (2 Thessalonians 2:8) His definition of freedom is: “Do what you will.” The greatest deception of man is that he is a god without God. His great deception is that he is okay and he rules his universe.
►What man and his world wants is freedom with no restraint or rules. What Satan wants is freedom to rule, unhindered.
True biblical freedom comes packaged with liberty and peace. The world’s so-called freedom comes with enslavement and bondage.
The heart of man is full of evil and must be killed and born again. Today man thinks he is the centre of the universe, and he controls his destiny, and has the source of good within him, but the Bible reveals that the heart of man is desperately wicked.
Only those who are born-again are truly free, and free indeed. (John 8:36)
The failed church:
The true, solid, born again church will endure, grow brighter, and end up very successfully. A large part of the church will fall into gross error and ultimately fall away, as revealed in many Bible prophecies.
Israel will be one of the major stumbling blocks for the half-baked church. These end times will be another stumbling block. Many issues of morality will be another. Witchcraft, submission to the Jezebel spirit and other such things will be rife in the church. There is growing support amongst many churches for the erroneous philosophy of evolution.
Today there are even monkeys in some pulpits proclaiming that we come from baboons!
The churches of replacement theology, will be the new Hitler, and partner with anti-Semitism, empowered by evil forces, but extended to include the true, Bible believing church as victims.
Many churches are dying. The numbers are escalating amongst the non-Spirit filled churches. ●They die because they do not have the fullness of the Spirit to empower them. ●They die because of lack of prophetic vision and therefore drift into the already dead world. ●They die because they are subservient to the dead masses. ●They die because their spiritual diet is rotten to the core. ●They die because they love the world more than God. ●They die because they are alive to the flesh.
If you listen to someone talk of spiritual things and quickly you can tell how much time they have spent in the word. The knowledge and wisdom of God in you is impossible to counterfeit.
God’s spiritual end-time army is well equipped with knowledge of the enemy, and spiritual weapons of attack and defence. But sneaking, creeping in the backdoor are the Christians who reject the spiritual gifts. These are the ‘members’ of the army that will let it down and let the devil in. They are the church’s conscientious objectors and the traitors - when the pressure is on. (Numbers 32:6)
The shallow lives of many Christians today, are products of shallow shepherds, and preachers of polished personality; shouting shepherds like chameleons, and fed birdie nums nums like parrots.
Tragically, many teachers are leading their flock to the lord of flies, the god of this world. “Accept the Lord” they say, but it’s another Lord, another Jesus with no cross and full of worldliness.
We are to forsake the esteem of the world and its approval. We are not to compare ourselves amongst ourselves or the world. (2 Corinthians 10:12, John 12:43)
The curse of the mass-media:
The mass-media creates an apparent reality that creates a false authority. It is a lie built on illusions of its own grandeur and fallen creation. The media is no substitute for spiritual truth, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. It is a huge danger dishing up disservice from which you need spiritual protection.
Error becomes idolatry then people idolize it by eulogizing it the media. It is then virtually cast in stone, and then the masses feed on it like frenzied flies and vultures.
The problem becomes more severe when the church is involved in the error. That gives an evil, blind authority to the error. But know and understand that the church leader or teacher of error, is more accountable than the people he leads astray.
Zechariah 11:17 “Woe to the worthless shepherd, who leaves the flock! A sword shall be against his arm and against his right eye. His arm shall completely wither and his right eye shall be totally blind.”
The removal of the word of God from society with the help of the media, is the removal of that society’s conscience, true knowledge and wisdom and the replacement thereof with the world’s ways filled with sin.
The removal of God from society has one major objective and that is to legitimise and legalise sin, make it acceptable and to destroy holiness and godly virtues.
As the world pushes the limits of morality, it is in ignorance, blindly pushing God to anger.
If God created humans with a place in their hearts for Him to dwell after the new-birth, how can you find fulfilment and peace with an imposter living in your heart?
A world with no restraint gets worse and worse, not better. Only a deceived fool says that worse is better. A world with no restraint manifests the fruits of Satan - killing, stealing, destroying, lying and deceiving, in a haze of confusion.
Crowd psychology or the group speak of the media gives people affirmation. This is cultural and spiritual collective communism. It creates people subservient to the masters of the media and the master of the media’s masters.
The collective masses become a customised entity, with a stolen authority. When God is removed from society it reverts to its base level with its evil fruits.
The media must mock God, cast down His authority and delegitimize His word. They must destroy the opposition to the devil sitting on their shoulder! What they are in fact doing is destroying the very essence of true freedom, so that chaos and anarchy rule.
Destruction, war and peace:
As we race at great speed towards the close of this age, and the great judgements of God the battle is intensifying and the battle lines are drawn.
►Godly war is coming because a satanic peace treaty is coming! Godly peace is coming because satanic peace will soon be destroyed.
The soon coming peace treaty will produce “sudden destruction” (1 Thessalonians 5:3). Because this peace covenant will violate God’s eternal pre-existing covenant with Israel, great wars will result – suddenly and will occur right through the tribulation period.
Before the wrath of God destroys Satan and his armies, the wrath of Satan, the wrath of man and the wrath of nature will wield their swords of destruction.
At the same time the antichrist and his sidekick the false prophet will be trying their utmost to destroy God’s word, and its veracity.
►At the end of the day, man and his world will have to ban the Bible itself, because it is the true dragon slayer and destroyer of sin, evil and wickedness.
A dark, dark world:
We see even now great attempts by the political liberal left around the world, to create chaos and disorder. To bring down and change the eternal laws of God upon which the foundations of the nations were built.
We are witnessing nations, once under God now falling and becoming nations under Satan. We see this in many nations in Africa. We see it in Venezuela, and other South American nations. We see it in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and many others.
We are seeing a bit more than a battle-royal on the go in the US. It is nothing more than the forces of darkness trying to extinguish the light of God’s plans. It is a spiritual battle – out in the open! Rest assured Americans, God’s will, will be done.
A hardened criminal hates the cops and the law, because they get in his way. He wants freedom to continue his criminal activity. He rejoices when the law and its godly freedom is destroyed, dethroned or neutralised. That’s the same principle on the go in the wider socio-political sense.
Unredeemed man is one with Satan, fallen and full of wickedness and blinded by God as a result. Because he has been blinded, he can’t see. He thinks he is right and fine. He is even blind to the fact that he has been blinded!
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
John 9:39 “For judgement I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see and that those who see may be made blind.”
John 3:19 “Men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil”
These three verses above are a total horror and fly in the face of modern thinking.
Regular readers know well this verse dealing with the control of the antichrist:
Isaiah 10:14 “My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people...I have gathered all the earth and there was no one who moved his wing nor opened his mouth with even a peep.” (Acts 17:26)
Globalism is the desire of the devil. He will try to bring it about through massive control mechanisms. He must destroy national sovereignty and the freedoms of a nation under God. Social justice has become nothing but a slave to globalism.
Borders are a threat to world unity and so-called peace. The world wants a shared world conforming to the dictates of the ultimate dictator.
A new humanism is the world’s agenda with a common cause and goal. Global thinking in a global village is the order of the day – Satan’s day!
In pursuit of globalism, its dictators will hate all opposition to their deceived ways. Martyrdom of Christians even today, is rife and growing and will become endemic in the tribulation. But within this category are the Christian traitors, the Israel haters and the Judas sell-outs. Here they are:
Jeremiah 9:5-6 “Everyone will deceive his neighbour, and will not speak the truth. They have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord.”
When God is removed from society, there is no accountability for sin, because it is now re-defined, and is variable. What a terrible state to be in! But the big shock coming is that everyone will give an account of everything in their lives. “It is appointed unto man to die once and then judgement.”
The three pillars of a nation under God are family, state and church. All three are under the same attack! Satan’s globalism endeavour is to remove the boundaries. He is trying to remove the boundaries of what family is. He is trying to remove the boundaries of the nations (Acts 17:26) He is trying to remove the boundaries of the church with inter-faith efforts
If you could create a massive world-wide boundary-less unity, who would set the global rules and what would they be. What would be the values?
The freedom cycle:
Freedom and liberty generally operate as a cycle through time. It is well illustrated in this diagram, which I created for your benefit. The cycle begins its fateful plunge whenever a society (or individual) forsakes the principles of the word of God. A nation under God quickly becomes a nation under Satan when God is removed.
This freedom-cycle is about to become a very different picture. A true horror, because of the time period we are in. The cycle will work the same way for those saved in the tribulation period, but for all others and the nations of the world generally, this is how it will work out:
►Freedom, liberty, license, wickedness depravity, destruction, wrath, rage and hell!
What is the end goal?
Satan’s end goal in all these things is to create a new world order of massive control. He would call that world-peace.
The world would have been well indoctrinated and taken over by then. The end result would be all credit going to the antichrist (Satan) which would then produce the worship Satan desires.
That is the end goal. It is worship. But we know how this all works out don’t we?
We must resist all forms of control by illegitimate authority. If not, the devil will get in through holes in your armour. Holes in your armour catch up with you later if you don’t make them whole.
You don’t break God’s law. It breaks you. Removing it only delays the inevitable. When you rationalise your evil, you have opened the door for much worse to come in.
Darkness is destroyed by light, not political or social action. Our job is to shine and do what the Lord leads us to, but to see that we are to come out of and die to the world, and leave it to its own devices. (2 Corinthians 6:17, John 15:19, John 12:25, Revelation 22:11)
The world system and the sin-nature in man are indestructible by man’s methods.
Sin is in your genes or should we say – jeans! In fact it is in your blood. When you look into yourself inwardly and introspectively for peace and answers to problems, unless saved, you will meet the architect of peace, the grand deceiver – Satan.
Satan is enthroned on the throne of the unbeliever’s life, even though he can’t see it and won’t admit it. Satan is enthroned on a throne on top of the world!
He will always help you, just enough to bait you! God’s way is to kill you and blow up your world, then to create a new born-again you and an all new world of untold glory with Satan cast down.
Please don’t forget my verse for the year: “As you forsake the word of God, you will praise the wicked!” (Proverbs 28:4) How incredibly true that has been so far.
The real deal of all centuries was the deal Satan made with Adam and Eve. “You will be as God if you eat of the tree.” In other words, you will be free and in liberty as God is.
The coming “Deal of the Century” is the same as the deal of Adam and Eve with Satan. It will break God’s eternal covenant with Israel, Satan’s deal with Adam and Eve rocked the whole world until now. This coming peace covenant will rock the world right into great wrath and tribulation! Talk about history repeating itself!
The main reason for destruction in Noah’s day and the days of Lot was because there were only a handful of righteous people in the world and in the city. The primary reason was not sin no righteous people. Of course that is one of the major reasons for the increase in sin. But don’t lose sight of the major responsibility of the church to be holy in these days.
Proverbs 2:10-13 (Amp) “Skilful and godly wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you; to deliver you from the way of evil, and the evil man, from men who speak perverse things and are liars, men who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness.”
The Christian world view is all about restraint and the knowledge of God in the land. (Hosea 4:1-2) If Satan can destroy the righteous he can operate unrestricted. The Spirit-filled church as the restrainer, stands in his way, and guess how that’s going to work out!
True biblical freedom comes out of the mouths of those who know and understand the things of God. This is why Satan must silence their mouths! He will not succeed.
Our goal in this day is godly quality, which spreads to others. Like produces like!
Interestingly, the fall of Adam into the curse, got all of nature cursed too, but at the revealing of the saints in their new resurrected state all of nature is released from the curse into the glorious liberty (and freedom) of the children of God! (Romans 8:25)
John 8:36 “Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.”
I took this picture while sitting at a waterhole in the beautiful Etosha Game Reserve.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 489: October 1st 2019
These are words of life!
If you, believing that you are a Christian, get left behind at the rapture of the church, it means that you are not really saved. Ultimately, you will have no excuse. But all is not lost!
A professing Christian is only a true Christian if born-again of the Spirit of God. A person who claims to be a Christian because he goes to a church, sings songs, and prays, or is not a Jew or Muslim, is not a Christian. The Bile speaks in numerous places of many and few. Many who will not be saved who thought they would, and few who will be saved.
If you have any doubts about your salvation, I strongly suggest you read the verses listed under the tab “Salvation” on the right hand side of this website. Read them and do them.
In this edition I want to paint a picture of what sort of world the left behind will be left to.
You cannot make sense of what is going on in this crazy world without a thorough knowledge of God’s word, and particularly the prophetic word. Only the word of God informs you of what is really going on and why, and what you must do about it.
Immediately after the rapture, heaven will be out of your reach. There is no second rapture or second chance at being caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and no second invitation to attend the marriage feast of the Lord in heaven.
As a left behind one, you will go with the world, immediately into the tribulation period, which begins immediately and not later as some false teachers claim.
The events that will start the tribulation period:
The events of the tribulation will come about suddenly, in one day. They will begin in a moment in the twinkling of an eye!
There are a number of things that the Bible groups together. They will happen at the same time or very close to one another. They are: ●The ending of the church age or dispensation. ●The start of the seven-year tribulation period (Daniel’s 70th week). ●The rapture of the true born-again church. ●The removal of the restrainer, which is the Spirit-filled church. ●The identification of and release of the antichrist. ●The signing of a peace covenant for seven years.
These events all occur simultaneously. There is no inter-dispensation time-period.
The Old Covenant began in an instant as Moses came down from the mountain with the law cast in stone. (This was on the original day of Pentecost.) The Old Covenant ended in an instant as the Holy Spirit descended and the law was transferred from stone, to the hearts of man. This was on the day of Pentecost as the church age or dispensation began.
Likewise, the church age will end in a moment at the rapture. Then the next dispensation, the seven-year tribulation (Daniel’s 70th week) begins immediately. If not, where do those who die in the interim period go? Are they heaven bound or Millennium bound?
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 “You yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say ‘peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them as labour pains and they shall not escape.”
The term “Day of the Lord” above is a reference to the entire tribulation. There is a verse where the “Day of the Lord” is a reference to the final day of the tribulation and there is also a verse where it relates to the entire church age. You must go by context.
Here we see that the context is the tribulation period as the words “peace and safety” relate to the coming signing of the peace covenant of Daniel 9:27 at the start of the tribulation.
Note that the people crying “peace and safety” will not escape!
Interestingly the original word used in the verse above for “peace” is not the regular word. It is: Strong’s: “Peace” G1515. Meanings: National peace, or a political peace treaty.
The original word used for “sudden” is Strong’s G160 meaning: Sudden, unforeseen, or unexpected.
Note what the verse above does not say: It does not say, “When they say peace and safety then comes peace and safety for three and a half years!” It does not say, “Then comes a delay for anything up to ten years before the tribulation begins”! The coming destruction of the tribulation period will be sudden, severe and will run right through the seven year period, intensifying to a crescendo in the last half. No unsaved people will escape it!
So, if you miss the rapture, you are in for untold hell on earth. Amongst other names, the tribulation is called: The day of sorrows, the wrath of God, the indignation, the day of vengeance, and a time like never was nor ever shall be again!
It’s good to remember that God’s love includes severity and the judgment of sin and evil, to create real peace, safety, harmony, glory and all things godly good!
The God of a second chance:
So, if you are left behind at the rapture, is it all over for you? Are you hell-bound?
It most certainly is all over in terms of the destination of the true born-again church. It is all over in terms of hell on earth – the tribulation period. But no, you will still have a second chance to get and be saved in the tribulation.
You will then become what we call “the tribulation saints.” A great many people, both Jew and Gentile will be saved in the tribulation. What constitutes salvation in the tribulation will not be the same as it is now in the church age. People will be saved, but not born-again of the Spirit as we are.
The destination of those saved in the tribulation will be the new Millennium.
There will be a huge number of people who will not respond to salvation in the tribulation. They will become supernaturally motivated and driven enemies of God and His work and will end up in hell.
Here are a few phrases I’ve strung together from the Revelation to seven churches. Note again – these are messages to the churches:
“I will remove your candlestick from its place.” “I will spew you out of my mouth.” “I will cast you into great tribulation.”
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”
The judgements of the tribulation are a great horror. The judgement of the believer for reward is a great honour!
Rapture, resurrection, judgement and the display of the rewarded believer to the universe, will once and for all demonstrate the glory of God’s correctness.
A message from God to the world’s leaders:
Isaiah 14:9 Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you. All the chief ones of the earth it has raised up from their thrones, all the kings of the nations...”
Isaiah 10:13-14 “By the strength of my hand (antichrist) I have done it, and by my wisdom for I am prudent. I have removed the boundaries of the peoples and have robbed their treasuries; I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth and there was no one who moved his wing, nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”
Ezekiel 28:17-19 “Your heart (Lucifer) was lifted up because of your beauty, you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour, I cast you to the ground and laid you before kings that they might gaze at you...You have become a horror and shall be no more – forever.”
Isaiah 5:14 “My people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge; their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore Sheol (hell) has enlarged itself and opened its mouth beyond measure; their glory and multitude and pomp, and he who is jubilant shall descend into it.”
Revelation 17:13-14 “These (nations) are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast...They will make war with the Lamb...”
These verses above are indeed a horror. They speak succinctly of the socio-political world in the tribulation period. They speak of mass control in a one-world system of domination.
Be careful of Satan’s love for you! Tolerance and relevance to the world is a deadly trap. They are the danger words.
How to spot the dangerous false teachers and messages:
Deception is prevalent now, but will be far worse in the tribulation. It will have many of the same characteristics, although it will be more intense and with supernatural manifestations.
Deception always works through those with a spirit of error within them. It always works through those with pride in their hearts. There are many fruits and ways to spot it.
The big common denominators in false messages are an overt or covert anti-Israel bias. Secret Jew hatred lurks in the shadows. They will get worse and worse. They will fool many who will have “itching ears” and who are ignorant of the scriptures.
A major, most important thing to look for or to note amongst any teacher at any time is the place of the cross of Calvary, and the need to take up your own cross. The cross must always be central. Those who don’t teach the cross, very soon teach “another gospel”, full of all sorts of error!
You can make Yeshua easily acceptable to the masses – just remove the cross. You can never be at peace with the world with the cross active in your life. The cross removes Satan. Where there is no cross, Satan is there! The cross separates you from the world and makes you at peace with God.
1 Corinthians 2:12 “We have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given us by God.”
Galatians 1:6-8 “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Messiah to a different gospel...Even if we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”
Jeremiah 2:21 “I planted you a noble vine, a seed of highest quality. How then have you turned before Me into the degenerate plant of an alien vine?
Jeremiah 6:17-19 “I set watchmen over you saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’ Therefore hear, you nations and earth...Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My word, nor My law, but rejected it.”
If you or your church won’t teach eschatology, you have capitulated to the enemy, whose desire is to obscure the importance of end-time doctrine.
Israel it is your time:
Israel it is your time! Immediately after the rapture, God’s salvation will swing over to Israel! Many nations will surround you, Israel and hate you, and try to destroy you. Some nations will love you and support you.
You will be their light in the very dark tribulation world! You are about to shine like never before! Your coming light will be the light of God in you. It will bring salvation amongst the nations, before the nations meet their doom in judgement.
Have a look at the following verses. What a dramatic, incredible picture:
Acts 13:47 “I have set you (Jews) to be a light to the Gentiles that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you (Jews), and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 42:6 “I the Lord have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.”
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; the they will look upon Me whom they have pierced...”
Romans 11:12 If their (Jews) fall is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness?”
Romans 11:15 “If their (Jews) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but life from the dead.”
Ezekiel 20:41-42 “I will accept you (Jews) as a sweet smelling aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for which I lifted My hand in an oath to your fathers.”
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.”
Israel’s great sign:
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
So, what is this great sign that causes the Jews to declare the glory of God to the Gentiles? This is obviously a tribulation verse, because it is the job of the church to declare the glory of God to the Jews now in the church age.
The sign to the Jews can only be the rapture of the church, leaving them, God’s chosen people behind! That will be the catalyst, the fuse, the spark that ignites salvation amongst the Jews, causing them to get saved and to be the agents of evangelism to the Gentiles!
What incredible drama!
Genesis 28:15-17 “Behold I am with you and will keep you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you. Jacob (Israel) awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it.’ And he was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’”
The verse above should silence every ant-Semite out there and every teacher of replacement theology! If you mess with or change God’s plans and order of things - you are a fool.
In the tribulation period, those left behind will become God-haters. Some will repent, but the masses will go headlong into their great eternal dilemma.
Two attitudes amongst those left behind:
Revelation 16:11 “They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores and they did not repent of their deeds.” (Verse 21 “They blasphemed God because of plague of hail.”)
Revelation 11:13 “In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell and seven thousand men were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.”
Note in the verses above that many will turn on and blaspheme God as the tribulation judgements intensify. They will not repent. Note also that some did repent and wisely gave glory to God. But anyone who thinks that this time period will be a pick nick, are greatly mistaken. Just have a look at the following two scriptures.
I can’t even image it:
Revelation 9:6 “In those days (tribulation) men will seek death and will not find it. They will desire to die, but death will flee from them.”
Revelation 6:16-17 “They said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come and who is able to stand.”
At the end of the day, God is right, pure and holy, and His people will also be right, pure and holy. It is His love that destroys and gets rid of all attacks on His ways, character and plans.
All the nations of the world will ultimately be shot down and destroyed. The world in the Millennium will be a whole new deal – totally different. There will be no United Nations! It will go up in smoke.
There is a new excitement in the spiritual air! Can you sense it? Something is happening in the spirit realm. A transition is already there!
If you are left behind at the rapture, when the shock subsides, turn your eyes upon our Lord. Turn your heart to Him. Turn your ways to Him. Stand with Him and His purposes and above all, receive His word afresh in your hearts and mind. Make it your determined effort to endure through to the end.
You will have a chance to be saved in the tribulation period, but not from the tribulation troubles. You will need great strength and courage to stand. You will not have another chance after that.
Psalm 96:9 “Oh worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him all the earth.”
I took the background picture of the thundering Augrabies Falls in flood, and superimposed the heron which I took in the Okavango, into the picture.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 488: September 24th 2019
These are words of life!
We have one week to go until the Feast of Trumpets, which is the next of the seven to be fulfilled. (30th September – 1st October.) It will see prophetic fulfilment in the ending of the church age and the start of the tribulation period. This is also where the rapture takes place.
It is looking less likely that this feast in a week’s time will be it. A lot still has to be fulfilled. Things can of course all happen very quickly, but if it not now, I will continue to watch and pray for insight.
On the other hand this could be the most exciting week in history! Either way, time is short and we need to be ready now for what is coming. It will come soon!
Last time, I looked at the parallels between the various “end-times” that have shaped world history. The big common denominator being the arising of pride and rebellion. I looked at the “I wills.”
For the believer, the opposite is true. As our Lord approaches, humility towards Him is required.
Proverbs 18:12 “Before destruction, the heart of a man is haughty, and before honour is humility.”
1 Peter 5:5-6 “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble, therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”
James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.”
Some definitions of humility: ●A low view of yourself. ●Freedom from pride and arrogance. ●Being dependant on someone else. ●It is lowliness of mind in the sight of God and His word. It is not grovelling in the dirt. ●The humble have a regular diet of humble pie!
True biblical humility is total surrender to the will, ways and word of God and resistance to the ways, will and word of the world! We are never to humble ourselves to the world-system, the dictates of the flesh and the demonic.
We are to resist the devil, bind the devil and his works, and cast him out. Don’t go on a witch hunt after devils and demons everywhere, but do take required biblical action when necessary. (James 4:7, Mark 16:17, Mark 3:27)
We are to come out of the world, hate our lives in the world and die to the world. Likewise we are to die to self and the flesh nature through the work of the cross. (2 Corinthians 6:17, John 12:25, Colossians 2:20)
None of these things above are defined as humility. So, we need to correctly apply the word to pride and sin and to our lives before Him in humility.
Please understand that as these end-times develop, mankind arises in pride towards God. As Satan sees his demise coming, he pours out wrath and persecution. (Revelation 12:12-13) At the same time, the wise exercise great humility towards God and His word.
Humility before God is a choice. It must be your choice. It is the required ingredient to have God’s knowledge, understanding and wisdom, especially for these end- times.
By the way, Spirit led knowledge is God’s input. Understanding is God’s organising of the knowledge, and wisdom is the application of it all. “Gnosis” is one of the original words for knowledge, but “epi-gnosis” is the word for knowledge that comes from above, by revelation. Similarly, “logos” is the word for ordinary words and “rhema” is the word for the word enlightened by God.
Proverbs 11:2 “When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.”
The Bible makes it very clear that there are two sources of wisdom:
James 3:15-17 “This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthy sensual and demonic...But the wisdom that is from above is first pure...”
1 Corinthians 1:19“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent...God has made foolish the wisdom of the wise.”
Surrender in humility to God involves surrender to His word. That means to surrender to the full doctrine of Messiah (Hebrews 6:1-2). It means surrender to a “fully preached gospel” (Acts 20:27), which is the “pillar of all truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).
Obviously this includes the 35% or so of biblical eschatology!
In this time, tragically, more and more spineless, deceived pastors and teachers are not only avoiding eschatology, in their pride – they are even coming against it.
Much of the church today is ignorant and deceived about all these end-time things. They have become targets for the devil! They are moving in pride and not humility! They are surrendered to the god of self and of the world and they can’t even see it.
You need to find reliable sources of eschatology and value them as gold.
Guidance and safety in these dangerous days:
We all need guidance because we are all on an incredible journey. Some will end in eternal suffering and some will end in untold glory – forever.
Psalm 25:9 “The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.”
The world is frantically trying to build its new Babylon – the kingdom of the world. Their new kingdom, just like Babylon is full of sin, and evil, which they rename and then accept.
The kingdom of God is in righteousness and peace. (Romans 14:17)
Satan is the god of this world and also the god of unsaved man. He has always tried to exalt himself and his world above God. His agents – the world-system, fallen man and the demonic are his prime tools to build his new world of counterfeit peace.
Remember that Satan wants to turn mankind into a god that he can control, and he wants a world that he can control. Now have a look at these verses:
Satan said to Eve, “You will be like God” if you eat of the tree. (Genesis 3:5) That was a big lie. But here is the truth: God says to us: “We will be like Him!” (1 John 3:2)
What an amazing thing: “You will be like God” or “You will be like God!”
Do you see it? “You will be like God”, Satan’s way, without the cross, is the way to be like the god of this world – Satan. But those who humble themselves now in this life under the true God will be like God in the resurrection! How amazing is that? (Yes it is already a done deal in Him, but we still await the manifestation of it.)
Not only will we be like Him, our new world is something so glorious in every respect that we can’t even fully imagine it! Our new world that is coming soon will be the most exquisite splendid, superb, flawless, incomparable creation ever.
Psalm 149:4 “The Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.”
Satan’s new world, like his new man, will be a failure. His new tribulation-filled world will be the protective home of sin, evil and wickedness, all with the common purpose of exalting and worshipping Satan and dethroning God.
Be sure of this: There are two kingdoms and you will be part of one of them forever.
One of the many required ways to spiritual safety in this day is to fall before the entire word of God. You need to receive it all and not edit out, what you don’t like. You are not to remove or change any part of scripture. You are not to avoid Bible prophecy.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 “Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophecies.”
May I share a personal testimony: Early in my Christian life, I was told of and realised the importance of the Bible. I often walked around holding my Bible on top of my head. I often bowed down on the floor to it. For me that was symbolic of the realty of surrender to the word. For me doing something demonstrative accompanied by radical prayer – worked. I often do demonstrative things with other things too. It works and also makes people think you’re nuts, which I like, because it means they’re nuts. I have now studied my Bible for over 40 years and still can’t get enough!
You don’t just drift out of sin in your life. Yes it has been defeated once and for all by the cross, but in our flesh or soul-life the battle must still be fought. And let me tell you that it is not a hard battle when you begin by changing your thought life and you are led by the Spirit.
Our new world will be characterised by holiness forever. The world’s new world will be a stench of sin. The new world of the unbeliever will last for a very short time and then it will last for a very long time in hell itself.
The “glory” of this world will go up in the smoke of judgment. The destruction of God will show no respect for all the Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s in the world. Everything that man esteems highly will become a pile of ashes. Go tell that to your local Ferrari dealer!
There are so many pressures today from so many sources. There is really only one way to safety and that is through humility and its product of applied knowledge, understanding and wisdom of God’s word.
You must know your Bible, led by the Spirit extremely well in these days. You must be radical about it! You must be diligent in the extreme. Days of great regret and many tears lie ahead for many Christians who have been slobs in their seeking of our Lord.
Many so-called Christians who get left behind at the rapture will become angry with God instead of themselves. They will turn to the occult, witchcraft and deceivers. Of course many will repent and become tribulation saints. They will still have an opportunity to shine like jewels before God.
Have a look at this astounding portion of scripture:
Malachi 3:16-17 “Those who feared the Lord spoke to one another and the Lord listened and heard them. So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name. They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, on the day that I make them My jewels and I will spare them as a man who spares his own son who serves him.”
The following verses have the headline: “The Great Day of God.” So, one could extrapolate from this that those written in this book are those who are “spared” and are those of the pre-tribulation rapture.
Note the key points: ●They feared the Lord (humility before Him). ●They spoke with one another (had like-minded fellowship) ●They were known for knowing the word.
This is not the Lamb’s book of life. This is a special book for those who have specially excelled! Don’t you think it is amazing that God Himself would write a book with the names of His favourites in it? He calls the “jewels.”
Don’t tell me that God does not have favourites. That’s your tradition. Yes He has no favourites in terms of the foundation of salvation, but He most certainly does in other areas.
I believe that many reading these words are already written indelibly, by God in this book!
People today live in a world of usurped authority and as a result, they are led into misinformation, myths, evil traditions and pure deception. They have opened themselves to be controlled by the ultimate, secret, camouflaged controller.
Submission and obedience to God’s authority is a very wonderful thing. It actually sets you free in liberty from the dictates of the flesh and the world, and above all it gives you spiritual insight.
In the tribulation period, people will be exposed to the mark of the beast, which will be a control mechanism and a unifier to create subservience. The new digital man is dead, hell-bound puppet.
Humility and Israel:
Humility is required to see God’s call and plan for Israel.
Jeremiah 13:15-16 “Hear and give ear; do not be proud, for the Lord has spoken. Give glory to the Lord your God, before He causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and while you are looking for the light, He turns it into the shadow of death and makes it dense darkness.”
Ezekiel 7:7, 10-11 “Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land, the time has come, a day of trouble is near and not of rejoicing...Behold the day! Behold it has come! Doom has gone out; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded. Violence has risen up into wickedness.”
In these two dramatic verses above, we see the blinding effects of pride relating to Israel and her fall. The same is true for the world and its blinding pride on Israel’s coming repentance and salvation.
Just like the keyword for homosexuality is “pride” the keyword for anti-Semitism and replacement theology is “pride” resulting in the blindness it creates.
How can you go into spiritual warfare in ignorance and blindness to God’s choice and will? Show me an anti-Semite or minister of replacement theology and I will show you a blind, ignorant, deceived man, riding the beast into his own personal soon-coming Holocaust.
►2 Chronicles 6:6 “I (God) have chosen Jerusalem that My name may be there...”
►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...”
►Job 41:34 “Satan is king over the children of pride.”
These few verses above should shock a bit more than the socks off the anti-Israel crowd. It should shock them to their boots, but alas, they are too thickly blinded and deceived to even know that their boots are standing in an ocean of cow dung.
Suffering, signs, spirits, eyes, rapture and glory!
Zechariah 3:8-9 “Hear O Joshua the high priest, you who have companions who sit before you, for they are a wonderful sign; for behold, I am bringing forth My Branch. Behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua: Upon the stone are seven eyes. ‘Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’ says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.”
I have never seen an appropriate analysis of the verse above. Perhaps it is because it is for this time!
►Who are Israel’s “companions?” This is often a term for Gentile believes who are companions of the Jews. Can we say that they are the born again church? – Yes we can.
►What is the “wonderful sign” that they are? It is the recognition by the Gentile church of the Jewish Messiah as theirs, but it will also be a spectacular unprecedented sign to the Jews, when the church is taken in rapture.
► “Bringing forth My Branch” is the return of the Lord.
► “Seven eyes upon a stone,” is symbolic of the seven Spirits of the Lord, the seven gifts of the Spirit in the church, and the seven churches of the Revelation. We the church, are built on the “stone (Rock). We the church, are also called “living stones.” That would give us “eyes upon a stone”! This also has connotations of spiritual insight and wisdom.
Now comes the spectacular dramatic event that will crown history!
► “I will take away the iniquity of the land (Israel) in one day.”
How can that be? How can the sin of a nation (Israel) be removed in one day?
How long does the rapture take? It happens in a split second on one day. The church will be gone that quickly. What a shock those who are still unsaved in Israel will get! If ever there is something that will cause immediate repentance and salvation, it will be the fact that God has taken the church and left them – the chosen people!
We know that God is opening the veil of blindness. We know that He is doing the work, which began when Israel was born in one day in 1945 (Isaiah 66:8).
Did God give us a precedent? Did He show us things to come beforehand? Yes He did. Israel’s national salvation in one day was a precedent and forerunner of their soon coming spiritual salvation in one day too! (John 16:13, Isaiah 42:9)
Isaiah 66:8-10 “Who has heard such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed she gave birth to her children...Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her, you who love her...”
If you have been influenced by the deception of the Revelation 12 sign teachers, please wipe your mind clean. If not it will cloud your vision. The nation giving birth in a day is Israel, not the church.
Here is an interesting exposition of the word “travailed” from the verse above:
Travailed: Strong’s H2342 –“Chuwl.” Meanings: Travail, writhe, twist, suffer, torture, distress, fear, tremble, be in great pain. (These are characteristics of the tribulation.)
This has a double reference to it. The verse is speaking of Israel’s national birth in a day as well as Israel’s coming spiritual birth in a day caused by the shock of the rapture – as she goes into the tribulation period!
Do you see how neatly that all fits together?
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
Your life and set of circumstances is ordained of God in the sense that what you do with it all determines your eternal state. You only have one life to make your choices. They are more important than you can imagine.
Psalm 145:1 “I will exalt You, my God, O King and I will bless Your name forever and ever.”
Proverbs 3:34-35 “Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble, the wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall cover the legacy of fools.”
Psalm 40:4 “Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”
Can you hear the trumpet? Can you hear the knocking on your door?
I took this picture at sunset on the Chobe River – Botswana.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 487: September 17th 2019
These are words of life!
I’ve said many times of late – time is short, very short! It’s time to set your heart will, mind and soul after our Lord and His word. It’s time to repent – NOW. The King is coming!
Wherever you find repeating patterns of events and consequences in the Bible – you’re onto something. You better take note so that you don’t become another victim of history.
There are a number of “end-times” revealed in the Bible. ●We have the original end-time of the rule and reign on earth of Lucifer, resulting in the pre-adamic fall and destruction of the world that then was. ●We have the end-times of Adam and Eve and the dispensation of innocence, resulting in the fall which saw the curse of sin enter the world. ●We have the end-times of the world of sin and evil in the days of Noah. ●We have the end-times of the world dynasty of Babylon. ●We have the end-times of all the world empires like Rome. ●We have the end-times of the modern world-system. ●We have the end-times of the Millennial world.
Each of these “end-times,” although they span world history, has amazing, consistent, repeating patterns that are evident in each of them.
They all have one major ingredient, which is pride leading to their destruction. But as each end-time approached the pride and rebellion to God increased dramatically. This is exactly where we are now, and there are dozens of lessons to be learnt.
These great and tragic manifestations of end-time pride are characterised by the cry of Satan-filled man and the whole world-system: “I will” and “me now.”
Pride almost always turns to a curse in a person’s life if not dealt with.
These lessons become significant because of their repeating patterns and consequences.
2 Thessalonians 2:4 “He (antichrist) opposes and exalts himself above God.”
Daniel 11:3 “A mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.”
Satan in the form of the antichrist is called “the wilful king”
Let’s look briefly at some of these ‘end times’:
►The fall of Lucifer and the pre-adamic world:
Isaiah 14:13 “You (Lucifer) have been cut down to the ground. You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above God; I will sit on the mount of the congregation...I will ascend and I will be like the Most High, yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (hell).” (Note the “I wills”)
►The fall of Adam and Eve:
Genesis 3:6 “When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant too the eyes, she took of its fruit and ate. (I will eat of it) She also gave to her husband and he ate.”
“I will be like God” was the lie they bought into.
►The fall of the world in Noah’s day:
Genesis 6:3-5 “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh...Then the Lord saw that wickedness of man was great in all the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
2 Peter 2:5 “God did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah , one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood of the world of the ungodly.”
Matthew 24:37 “As in the days of Noah, so also will it be at the coming of the Son of Man...”
The people in Noah’s day thought: “We will not be judged, we will continue as always.”
►The fall of Babylon Genesis 11:3-4 “Then they said, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly. They had bricks for (instead) of stone and asphalt for mortar. They said, ‘come let us build a tower whose top is in the heavens; and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the earth.’”
The fall of Babylon was due to the people exalting their will above God’s.
►The fall of all the world empires: These are well documented throughout the Bible. Rome became a God-hating dynasty which was destroyed. (Revelation 2:22 17:2-6, 18:19)
►The fall of the modern world:
Isaiah 24:4-5 “The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty (proud) people of the earth languish. The earth is defiled under her inhabitants...because they have broken the everlasting covenant.”
Isaiah 24:19-20 “The earth is violently broken and split open. The earth is shaken exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall totter like a hut. Its transgressions shall be heavy upon it...” (Jeremiah 30:7, 11)
Again, as each end-time approaches, wickedness reaches a climax and people dig in with pride and rebellion against God. And each time God destroys them...and the world learns nothing again and again!
Why is modern man so wicked? Because he can! All he is doing is revealing the nature of his god. The arising of you is a terror when you are not submitted to the living God.
Instead of repentance, when judgement upon evil is approaching, all hell breaks loose. We see this classically illustrated in the following verse:
Revelation 12:12-13 “Rejoice O heavens and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea for the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that his time is short. When the dragon saw that he had been cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child” (Yeshua)
Do you see the relationship here between time being short, increasing wrath, and persecution of the godly and truth? This fully manifests in the tribulation. but we are in the forerunner period now.
A very soon-coming great catastrophe:
The world is on the brink of trying to make peace its own way.
You can’t have salvation without the cross, or peace without going God’s way.
Peace is not the main issue – truth is, and bear in mind that God will ultimately bring peace through war, not through the peace efforts of man.
We are now on the verge of the fall of God’s eternal covenant with Israel. This attempt at world peace (Daniel 9:27) in the form of the coming peace treaty will “confirm a covenant between Israel, the antichrist and the many” (world) It will, by default break God’s existing, eternal covenant and arouse His fury and wrath.
Daniel 11:28 “While returning to his land with great riches (antichrist), his heart shall be moved against the holy covenant; so he shall do damage and return to his land.”
Note in this prophecy above that we see the antichrist moving against the holy covenant. That could of course be the cross-bought salvation covenant, but in context it relates to God’s eternal covenant with Israel.
Here are some more shocking verses relating to God’s covenant:
Psalm 89:34 “My covenant I will not break, nor alter My word that has gone out from My mouth.”
Isaiah 28:15-18 “Because you (Israel) have said, ‘we have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (hell) we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves’...Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, then you shall be trampled down by it.” Verse 22 “Destruction is determined, even upon the whole earth.”
Daniel 11:32 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant, he will corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.”
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God (upon the Jews) are irrevocable.”
Daniel 11:36-37 “This king (antichrist) shall do according to his own will: He shall exalt and magnify himself above every god and shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods and shall prosper until the wrath has been accomplished, for what has been determined shall be done. He shall regard neither the god of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor any god, for he shall magnify himself above then all.”
Israel cannot sign any sort of peace covenant with the world, Palestinians, antichrist or anyone, without breaking God’s pre-existing eternal peace covenant made thousands of years ago.
Israel will be duped by the god of this world into thinking a peace covenant is the way to peace. Israel will rise up saying “I will” sign this deal. I will, I will, I will.
As Israel, rebels against God one final time, so God brings judgement in the form of the tribulation, at the same time He opens the veil of blindness upon the Jews to Himself – their Messiah of glory!
Israel, finally says, “I will exalt the Lord!”
What terrifying, wonderful, majestic drama and glory!
The target of the enemy:
In the midst of all this drama, the enemy in the form of the mass-media and its religious side-kicks will try to trip up God! Not very clever! The half-baked church will be a primary tool of the devil.
The enemy will, and is now trying very hard to obscure the cross from the Jews. The relationship and alliance between Israel and the church is absolutely key to Israel’s seeing who their Messiah is.
The command of God to Gentile believers is “Comfort my people” not shoot them down! (Isaiah 40:1) The command of God is to bless them and stand with them.
The churches of replacement theology and many You-Tube ministries think they are doing God a favour by condemning the Jews all over again. As I’ve said before, many of them are of the spirit of Hitler just without gas chambers!
There is a mass of confusion-clubs of Jezebel’s and wizards all at war with the real truth and each other. All are manifesting just like in the days prior to the Holocaust, and they can’t see the blood-stained signposts of WW11.
Far too many churches are silent on the Israel issue. Silence in the face of attack is tolerance. Actually they are true betrayers.
Here is the job of the church, then and now:
Romans 10:14 “How then shall they (Israel) call on Him who they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard and how shall they hear without a preacher.”
False prophets and deceptive spirits lurk in pulpits and pews and all over the Internet!
Have a good, solid look into these incredible two verses below and note the main points:
Jeremiah 23:30-32 “I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who steal My word, everyone from his neighbour. I am against the prophets who use their tongues and say, ‘The Lord says.’ I am against those who prophesy false dreams and tell them and cause My people to err, by their lies and their recklessness. I did not send them.’”
Acts 8:9-10 “There was a certain man named Simon, who previously practised sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, to who they all gave heed, saying ‘This man is the great power of God.’”
These two verses are a clear description of so many of our so-called prophets and teachers today?
It’s tragic when we find all this garbage in the church. We could expect it in the world and its media!
In fact, the world’s media are just like Lucifer – exalting themselves above the knowledge of God.
They speak with false authority backed by multitudes of opinions. Where there is no fear of the Lord, and truth is cast down in the street, there is no fear of their lives being on the wrong track, or fear of sin, or judgement to come. “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom”.
Right now we are on the very escarpment, the rocky height and cliff-edge with a sheer drop below! The political situation in Israel, with today’s election on the go, political turmoil in so many nations, the liberal left shooting themselves in the foot everywhere in the world at the same time, and all the arising anti-Semitism worldwide – are all signs we are on the edge!
Israel is about to take centre stage again. The “Deal of the Century” is about to be released. War drums are thundering on numerous Israeli horizons. Palestinians, with the world in their lap are gearing up for their final push to claim new frontiers in Israel.
Iran has a new-found weapon – hit the oil market. This can potentially cripple the world economy in a flash! Will the US allow it – no sir!
The world stands on the edge of the precipice with not even a shudder, and not even a look over their shoulder to the truth of God’s word and covenant promise to Israel.
Here are a few of the many verses revealing God’s will, plan and purpose for Israel in these days.
I strongly suggest that you study and know these verses, because they are opposite of the world’s beliefs today:
Numbers 33:50-55 Instructions for the conquest of Canaan: “Moses, speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images and demolish all their high places...but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those who let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.”
Nehemiah 2:19-20 (Nehemiah comes to Jerusalem and views the wall) “But when Sanballat the horronite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard of it they laughed us to scorn and despised us saying, ‘What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?’ So I answered them and said to them, ‘The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.”
Obadiah 1:10 “For violence (Lit-Chamac, Hamas in English) against your brother Jacob (Israel) shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever.”
Isaiah 14:27 “For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out and who will turn it back?” (This discourse is centred on the destruction of Assyria, and Philistia, the modern day Palestinians.)
God’s will is not for any sort of arrangement that would see Islam become the majority. God’s will is above democracy!
The answer to “I will:”
Of course there is no harm in strong determination to excel or do your best, but when the “I will” violates God’s will that’s where the problem lies.
The answer is humility before the Lord. The answer is yielding to the word and not the world.
1 Peter 5:6 “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”
“I will” is always a matter of choice. “I will humble myself” shows exactly whose responsibility it is!
In these days you must have your daily dose of deep truth.
Pride creates tentacles attached to and enslaved to their creators, disconnected from God.
Clean your roots. Clean your culture. Break free! You must do it!
You must be sealed of God in these days. The seal of the world will lead you to the mark of the beast and the seal of hell!
“I will” in rebellion to God, originates in the heart of Satan, but as an individual, it is your choice to doom yourself or place yourself in line for untold blessings!
Isn’t it amazing that so few churches worldwide have anything at all to say on these prophetic end-time events? Their blinded flock get swallowed by the world’s lies, misinformation and pure non-information of preachers – blinding them.
Failing to tell the whole truth on an issue is not a direct lie, but it has the same consequences of leaving you with gaping holes in your faith. Many say: “We don’t get into this end-time stuff, because it scares people.” That is such common rubbish. Their people are left with plenty of faith and hope in the fallen and fast-falling world!
For many people, the Bible is their worst enemy and for many it is their best friend. There is no middle ground with Yeshua. Likewise there is no middle ground with the Bible.
I took these pictures in the forests of KwaZulu/Natal. This is a lilac-breasted roller.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 486: September 10th 2019
These are words of life!
The Feast of Trumpets, also called Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) occurs this year on September 29th – October 1st (Leviticus 23:23-25) The seven feasts of the Lord are filled with idioms and important messages that we dare not avoid or ignore.
They plot the course of Israel from Passover to their coming salvation, and they plot the course of the work of God from the cross to the throne, they also plot the course of the major events of Bible prophecy, with many astounding, hidden messages within.
Each of the feasts, in biblical order, has a historic fulfilment as well as a prophetic fulfilment.
The feasts are: ●Passover (the cross), ●Unleavened bread (holiness) ●Firstfruits (resurrection) ●Pentecost (church age) ●Trumpets (rapture /tribulation start) ●Atonement (wrath judgement) ●Tabernacles (Messiah dwelling with us).
In these amazing feasts we see history from the original Passover, representing the events of the cross, the course of the church age, the rapture, the tribulation, the Second Coming and Millennium.
We see the grand plan for Israel from being elected, rejected, regathered, repented and to finally being accepted.
In the feasts we see God’s plan through the ages for Israel and for the church!
In terms of fulfilment, right now we are at the transition from the first four feasts, fulfilled in the events of the cross. We will shortly see the close of the church age and the start of the tribulation period, which are seen the final three feasts. The next due for fulfilment is The Feast of Trumpets.
This may be the most important Feast of the Lord! In this edition, I will outline a few biblical basics and present you with some pure logic, and reveal some amazing messages. We must know what to be aware of, what to look for and what to avoid and ignore.
Basics of the Feast of Trumpets:
Here are some of the meanings of this feast:
Rosh Hashana: Head of the year. Yom Teruah: Day of shofar blowing. Yom Hadin: Day of Judgment. Yom Hazikaron: Days of awe. Yom Hakesesh: Day of concealment. Yom Ha-Zekaron: Day of remembrance. The feast is characterised by: The coronation of the King, the Resurrection day.
This feast day is also known as “The day of which no one knows the day and hour,” because it begins on one of two days - when the new-moon is sighted.
The feast is the start of the “high holy days of awe.”
Leviticus 23:2 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: The Feasts of the Lord are, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.”
Colossians 2:16-17 “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 Messiah.”
We see in the verses above that they are the feasts of the Lord. They are a holy convocation and that they are the shadows of things to come. We dare not remove them or change their order.
By the way you could quite accurately say that the Babylonian / Catholic created feasts of Easter and Christmas in which the pig is substituted for lamb at the main meal, is of the false, counterfeit lord!
1 Corinthians 10:11“All these things (Old Covenant) happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages has come.”
The feasts are not exclusively for Israel as some teach. Our Lord, as well as the apostles and the early church all participated in the feasts. The rejection of the importance of the feasts is a brick in the wall. We must tear it down to build up. (Jeremiah 31:28)
I’m not suggesting that born-again Christians need to partake in the feasts in a legalistic manner, but we should know them, know their messages, approve of them, bless them and support them. For the many that do practice them – they already know that there is a blessing upon it.
The Hebrew month of Elul (preceding Rosh Hashanah, which begins in the month of Tishrei.) traditionally sees the trumpet blown once a day to warn the people to be ready and return to the Lord. However on one day the trumpet is not to be blown. This is called the “hidden day” Elul 29, the day of release at end of a Shemita year. The symbolic reason is to hide the coming event from Satan. This also ties in with the words of our Lord: “No one knows the day or hour.”
Traditionally, on this feasts, apples dipped in honey are eaten. Pomegranates are eaten. The crown of the pomegranate when viewed from above forms a perfect Star of David pattern. In fact that is the origin of the national symbol of Israel, which comes from the pomegranates attached to the robe of the high priest.
The Feast of Trumpets begins as the new moon is sighted, beginning the Hebrew New Year. It is the only feast that begins at a variable time. It could be one of two days, because the sighting of the new moon could be on either day.
So, no one knows the exact day or hour. When the new-moon is sighted by two witnesses, the Shofar sounds and the Feast begins.
The word “Shofar” (trumpet) in Hebrew is Strong’s H 3104 – Yowbel. Meaning a rams horn trumpet. But did you know that “Yowbel” is also the word for “Jubilee?” There’s a message in that!
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s new book, “The Oracle” is excellent. He deals with some of this tie up between jubilee and shofar in the book.
There is a very interesting Greek word used for “trumpet” on some occasions in the Bible:
Trumpet: Strong’s G4536 – Salpigx: Meaning a shaking, quivering or reverberating sound.
This word refers more to the sound than the trumpet itself. In other words a shofar can make a salpigx sound if blown accordingly.
This feast is full of trumpets blasts, more than one hundred, all of incredible meaning.
Here’s the interesting thing: At the end of the trumpet blasts the last trump sounds. It is a slow, shaking, quivering reverberating sound.
But why that and what does it mean? Read on!
The last trumpet and the twinkling eye:
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 “Behold I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep (die) but we shall be changed, in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, at the last trump. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
In this exciting discourse above, Paul is using analogies that would be very familiar to the early church, with its largely Jewish membership and background. He is using the lingo of the feasts!
Some say that the “last trump” is the same last trump used by John on Patmos in the Revelation. Quite simply, the Revelation had not yet been written when Paul was writing, so he could not have been referring to that “last trump” There is a last trump for Israel at the end of the tribulation and a last trump for the church age.
Let’s step back a moment. There are 101 trumpet blasts to be made on the Feast of Trumpets. They are required to have a variety of durations, with the last blast, being the long quivering blast.
Here are the blasts:
Tekiah = 1 long blast. Shevaim = 3 short blasts Teruah- 9 quick blasts in quick succession. The three groups of blast are repeated three times and then again eleven times. This adds to 99 blasts. The one missing blast would make it 100. So, the last trump is the 100th.
The term “last trump” is very specific. In fact the word is “trump” and not trumpet, which could mean any trumpet. The word “trump” in the Oxford Dictionary refers to a particular blast or sound from a trumpet.
This is very important! Why must the last trump be the long shaky, reverberating, quivering blast? It is because it represents a powerful, great shaking! It represents the start of the tribulation period, where everything that can be shaken will be shaken. The rapture occurs right at the beginning of this great world shaking!
The last trump then, is distinct from all the other trumpet sounds or notes of the Feast of Trumpets.
Let’s go back to our key verse above (1 Corinthians 15:51-52). The word “moment” in the original is “atomo” – the smallest division of time possible. That’s how quick the rapture will be. Then we see another interesting phrase – “twinkling of an eye.”
This is also a powerful idiom originating in the Feast of Trumpets. It relates to when the rapture will happen. The twinkling of an eye is that time period at dusk, just as the sun sets on the horizon forming a brief twinkle.
Is this giving us another clue that this feast will be marked by the rapture, and even that the rapture will occur in the early evening?
So, Paul is using the language and idioms of the Feast of Trumpets in his rapture discourse of 1 Corinthians 15!
Here we see, that the rapture will occur in a blinding flash and then the slow drawn out shaking and quivering of the world in tribulation will begin.
The restrainer of evil, the Spirit filled church will be gone in a flash, with all the God haters rejoicing. This will usher in the greatest shaking and manifestation of evil ever seen.
I suspect that in the tribulation, many who hated the church will wish that it was still here to bring at least some sort of restraint into the world! (Matthew 24:21, Joel 2:2)
Don’t be fooled, the last trump is the great sign and a massive wake-up blast to the Jews, and those left behind.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 “The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Messiah will rise first, then we who are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
US President Trump:
With all the "trumps" of this feast, some would wonder about the relevance or tie-up with President Trump. I would not go too far with this, but I for one, most certainlt don't think it is a coincidence that we have modern day Trump blast, friendly to Israel at this particular time!
After all it is God who raises up national leaders and brings them down for His ultimate purposes, in His time. (Daniel 2:21)
The nay sayers:
These are the days of required discernment in times of terrible trickery.
As with all important things of God, the devil confuses and brings in doubt, denial and deception.
Jeremiah 6:17 “I have set watchmen on your walls saying, ‘listen to the sound of the trumpet’! But they said; we will not listen.”
Be very sure of this one fact: If there is no last trump to end the church age, the church goes through the tribulation! You can’t have a dispensation of grace still within the Old Covenant dispensation. One must end before the next begins (immediately)
There are many Bible teachers out there who are spiritually banished to Palooka Island. They have no insight and are of the spirit of the world and all its error. Leave them. Even in this issue of the feasts there is a lot of dangerous error out there.
For some reason they hate the Feast of Trumpets most.
If you deny the importance and relevance of the last trump, the reason is generally because you are of replacement theology.
The reason some reject the Feast of Trumpets or change the order of the feasts is to get rid of the pre-tribulation rapture.
There are many familiar verses of scripture written by Paul where he uses very familiar idioms known and respected by the early church, which was mostly Jewish. Today, thanks to the evils of the Catholic church, these idioms and symbols are unfamiliar to the modern church except for some.
Many simply follow each other in the errors. They have come under the same spirits.
Many teach that the rapture will be fulfilled by and in the Feast of Pentecost. If that is so, everything in this edition is meaningless trash. If that were so, what would fulfil trumpets? The order would be out and many things will not add up.
The original Feast of Pentecost was about the giving of the law on this day when Israel was at the foot of Mt. Sinai. Moses came down the mountain with the law in stone on this day. It is therefore prophetically symbolic of the law being changed from “in stone”, to “in our hearts” which occurred on the New Covenant day of Pentecost as the church age began. Acts 2:1-4
The Feast of Pentecost, logically and in order, comes as the Old Covenant closes and the New begins. There are certain aspects of Pentecost that could associate it with the rapture, but then there are also aspects that fit any of the feasts.
The Feast of Pentecost was fulfilled by Pentecost – simple!
And now just to confuse the crowd that say “no one knows the day or hour, not even the Lord.” Here is a verse from the Bible for them to put in their promise box:
Zechariah 14:7 “It shall be one day which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but at evening time it shall happen.”
Much false doctrines and errors have the purpose of changing established doctrine and getting rid of key elements of our Christian life. It always knocks on to other doctrines.
God’s desire is for all to be saved. He knows what’s coming and when!
1 Thessalonians 5:9 “God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation.”
Imagine having a terrible life with all sorts of tragedies and things going wrong, remaining unsaved, and then going to hell! Imagine also having a terrible life with all sorts of things going wrong, but getting saved and then going to heaven forever!
The Feasts of Trumpets proclaims the rapture and hell on earth, for seven years. It intensifies to the wrath of God represented in the Feast called Yom Kippur (Days of Awe), but then comes the Feast of Tabernacles, where our God Himself lives with His own family in a whole new dispensation.
What an incredible journey!
The family of God in the very near future will all be united in supernatural wonder and glory – ready or not. (Better to be ready!)
1 Thessalonians 4:14 “For if we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep (have died) in the Lord.”
Psalm 37:18 “The Lord knows the days of the upright and their inheritance shall be forever.”
By obedience to your calling you can live a fulfilled life with meaning purpose plan direction, discipline expectation mission and reward at the end of it all!
I took these two pictures in one of my old favourite places – the Drakensberg Mountains.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!