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This verse, below was given to me by our Lord in December last year to give to you as the crowning verse for 2020. This was just before the corona-virus became a world pandemic:
The heading is, “Babylon humiliated.” End-time Babylon is the modern world system:
Isaiah 47:10-11 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; You have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Romans 14:11 “For it is written, as I live says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me and every tongue shall confess to God.”
Psalm 86:9 “All nations who you have made, shall come and worship before you, O lord and glorify Your name.”
Psalm 72:11 “Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
31st July 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Transforming light, life and power:
How do you know that you are solidly in the Lord’s kingdom, saved and growing in Him? What is you measure of salvation and victory?
It really is all about your transformation and it’s working from inside your heart to the outside. Do you have a growing love for holiness or do you still secretly love evil?
So much in the world is falling apart and creating a nightmare of stress and strain.
Growth in the Lord encompasses standing securely, in victory, in times of troubled waters.
A deathly, dark, demonic deception has descended upon the world, painting its beauty with an unholy ugliness.
The raging nights are thick with sick! Even the stars seem sterile and twinkle-less, hiding behind wafts of mysterious mist as we await the great twinkling-eye signal in the clouds.
This is actually the calm before the storm, the storm before the eternal calm. Yes the storm is calm compared to what’s coming and very soon. In fact comparatively, the world is now a teddy bears’ pick nick – a Mickey Mouse party.
Sounds of sirens reverberate, but are gutted and defunded. Their terror has been stolen from them by the terror of insurrection, revolt, mutiny and anarchy.
Romans 13:3 Rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authorities? Do what is good and you will have praise from them...But if you do evil, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain, for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practises evil.”
The cops are to be a terror to evildoers. If not the terrible reversal takes place and the evildoers become the terror to the cops and all civilised society!
The incidents of insurrection are growing, worldwide. The numbers are growing too. Historically, God acts when many people are affected and influenced by an evil work.
There is no safety in the numbers of rebels. There is only real safety in truth, holiness and righteousness.
Like our Lord in hell as a victor, before His resurrection, so we await our resurrection in a world turned to hell on earth.
Why is the champion of love, the God of all grace and mercy hated so much these days?
There is “another Jesus” who is not hated by the world. He has no cross and no Spirit! (2 Corinthians 11:4)
John 7:7 “The world hates Me because I testify that its works are evil.”
John 15:18 “If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you.”
Psalm 97:10-11 “You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the soul of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous...”
The modern materialistically orientated church teaches you to “find your life in the world.” (Luke 17:33) They teach you to accept all the things that Satan offered our Lord, and he rejected.
►But, there is great safety in and amongst the ministers of the gospel that are close to our Lord. Those who know Him well, and walk with Him are safe and secure. Their light shines in the dark.
As the world prepares for its new world ruler, soon to emerge, know that there are many that you cannot trust anymore. Politicians, billionaires, businessmen, medical men, media, scientific experts and many worldly religious leaders are all tools of the devil in these days.
The one thing you absolutely cannot do at all these days is trust the media. They are driven by a demon monkey on their backs.
The materialistic orientated churches and all the Spirit-less churches are mostly devoid of any end-time understanding. For that reason alone, you need to be careful of them. It’s also no coincidence that they avoid anything on Israel, and even come against God’s plans for Israel.
►Love for the world of necessity means rejection of Israel! The reason is because Israel is God’s chosen “weapon” to destroy the world.” People may not know that, but spirits do!
God’s light must shine by His Spirit to offer real insight into all things related to Israel.
There are tragic effects of coming against Israel: You will be blinded to the truth, made deaf, have your heart hardened, receive a voice of confusion, and be distressed. You will have your neck under God’s knee and laughed at and scoffed at by God and be broken by Him. (There are verses for all of those things)
It’s no good just having a collection of verses in front of you. You need the light of God to receive His sight and insight, especially today. This is the way of godly metamorphosis.
Only the resurrection power of God through the work of the cross produces godly light and sight which is revelatory and transforming. There is a deceptive light as well, born in pride. Dark light is emitted from the absence of the cross and the Spirit of God.
Lucifer means “light bringer” but his light is dark light. Dark light blinds. “Be careful that the light in you is not darkness.” (Luke 11:35)
Job 18:5 “The light of the wicked indeed goes out, and the flame of his fire does not shine.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
1 Corinthians 2:7 “We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory.”
Things today are headed for a climax. Can you see it?
The end of the new world order is a world built and formed by Satan and with the fruits of Satan: Killing, stealing, destroying and lying. The end of God’s new world – the Millennium is a world built on righteousness, peace, holiness and all things glorious.
►If the world is going to simply recover from the pandemic, which many are hoping for and even some Christians are praying for, and the riots will just go away, and the locust plagues will just disappear, and everyone can get back to their normal life of murdering the unborn, homosexuality and other sin, then that would obviously mean that the rapture / tribulation start is a long way off.
That would mean that “All things are going to continue as they have done.” (2 Peter 3:4)
No, world, your day is done, your cake is cooked, your song is sung!
Jeremiah 50:23 “How the hammer of the whole earth (Babylon / end time world) has been cut apart and broken! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations!”
You have nothing to lose by surrendering to our Lord now, and everything to gain – for all glorious eternity!
Edition 528: June 30th 2020.
The end-time stage:
“I consider His word more than my necessary food.” (Job 23:12)
End-time event are speeding up. They are escalating in quantity, intensity and geographical scope.
This edition is about the setting of the stage for the greatest drama and spectacle of all time to play out in the grand theatre of God.
We are in the auditorium. The extravaganza’s theatrics have begun; the performance has morphed from a ballet to a battle. The drama has turned to tragic, but real melodrama. The nickelodeon has become the thundering trumpet of truth.
The footlights and floodlights are dancing the dance macabre, with screaming quadraphonic reverberations, shaking the dusty walls and very foundations.
No pen of any ready writer could have written this spectacle, without God Himself direction the pen.
Your ticket; your birth certificate, has brought you here, to the very edge of your chair!
The horror show:
The reality of this is that the show is not just a scary story, or a tale of terror, or a monster movie, but it’s all the real deal, prophesied indelibly in God’s pages and happening now.
How terrible to go forward into these dark days – blinded by God to the truth, (2 Thessalonians 2:11) and blinded by Satan to God! (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
Deuteronomy 28:28 “The Lord will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of heart.”
Those who are rebels to God on this stage are fools of all fools, twice blinded and motivated by the one who took the place of the God they rejected – Satan!
You can look at the news through you own eyes with your subjective interpretation, or you can look at it through the eyes of God, His word and Bible prophecy, with Spirit led eyes of understanding.
Bear in mind, dear reader, that while this horror show begins to roll out, a peace-train has pulled up at the station down the road.
The peace-train is about to take off to glory land – the land of the King and His supernatural, miraculous, eternal kingdom.
But your birth certificate is the wrong ticket. It won’t get you onto the peace train. You need a death certificate and a new born-again certificate! Yes sir, this great peace train is exclusive; it’s only for those who are dead once and born twice. (1 Corinthians 15:31, Galatians 2:20)
Act one of the play:
The world has devoluted into a smoky stench. Even its so-called peace is a satanic form of peace with the absence of any holiness, morality and resistance to evil. Peace to them is the absence of resistance to their evil.
These are strange days with happenings difficult to comprehend!
Telling people they are wrong has become a crime against human rights. The rights of unredeemed man and the world-system have become sacrosanct and above the right’s of God. But that’s not enough for this evil world. God Himself has been thrown out.
World, you are on the precipice of your great self-made fall into the abyss in a blaze of lying glory. Like a tragic Titanic, you are sinking fast and your band still plays on, and the dancers dance on in ignorant bliss.
This word above originated from the removal of icons from Catholic churches in the dark ages, because these icons were given special saving status. They were destroyed so that the truth would be replaced as the icons fell.
Today the word has been hijacked and now refers to one who removes and destroys statues, sculptures, street or city names, symbols, flags or anything that has an association with past history, especially anything with godly origins.
These things are to be destroyed so that even the memory of them is wiped out and a new communist ideology can come in.
An iconoclast is now seen as one righting “crimes against history”, who must destroy freedom, to establish control, which is the antithesis of freedom. It is censorship.
The history of America is rooted in people who pitched up with a Bible under their arm and with a love for Israel, creating a refuge for Jews in dispersion. This is what the iconoclast’s despise, and is at the root of the hatred.
So, the word means to come against and destroy so that the replacement can come in. This is the very definition of “antichrist”. ●The antichrist spirit comes against the true Christ and replaces Him with a false Christ.
The world is trying to create a world of equality. The true church is not equal and never will be with the world. We are far, far above the world! That is why they hate us.
Communism is the attempted creation of a common or equal society. Its goal is equality which in itself must destroy freedom. ●Biblical truth sets you free indeed. ●Communism sets in a prison indeed.
Do you see how many amazing parallels and similarities there are at work today? And the Bible has it all identified, condemned, and judged!
So this is where we are. Act one sees the world full of deception, plagues, sickness, famine, pestilence, ethnic troubles riots and the like. But it’s early days. This is all the beginning of sorrows.
BANGGG and in a blinding flash the rapture snatches the true church right out of the theatre with not even a puff of smoke left behind.
Act two of the play:
Identifying the antichrist:
Why should we have any interest in the antichrist if we are to be raptured before his revealing?
It is a major theme of the Bible and prophecy in particular, and therefore part of God’s truth. We need to have an interest because the spirit of antichrist is here now ahead of the person himself.
We must know the methods of the enemy. Ignorance makes you vulnerable. There is power, strength and stability in knowledge of the whole truth. (Acts 20:27)
We must know at least the basics, because we will see him coming. We won’t see the antichrist’s actual arrival, but we will see the events leading up to his arrival, which most importantly is a primary sign of the pre-antichrist rapture.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no one deceive you by any means, for that Day (tribulation period) will not come unless the departure (rapture) comes first and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.”
So then, as we see the preparations for the signing of the Daniel 9:27 peace treaty, which identifies the antichrist, we will know that the rapture is about to occur.
Yes I agree fully, we don’t need to go overboard on the antichrist as many do.
►The antichrist will be a “prince of Israel.”
Ezekiel 21:25-27 (Babylon the sword of God) “Now to you, O profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day has come, whose iniquity shall end. Thus says the Lord God: Remove the turban, and take off the crown; nothing shall remain the same. Exalt the lowly and abase the exalted. Overthrown, overthrown, I will make it overthrown! It shall be no longer, until He comes whose right it is, and I will give it to Him.”
►The antichrist will come from the Hebrew tribe of Dan.
Jeremiah 8:16-17 “The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan. The whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they have come and devoured the land and all that it is in it, the city and those who dwell in it. For behold, I will send serpents among you, vipers which cannot be charmed, and they shall bite you says the Lord.”
Genesis 49:17 “Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a viper by the path that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider shall fall backwards.”
The tribe of Dan was cursed because of their rebellion to God and worship of false gods. This is why Dan is omitted from the 12 tribes that make up the 144,000 in the Revelation.
►The antichrist will not regard the God of his fathers, implying he is a Jew. He may be a homosexual:
Daniel 11:36-37 “The king 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 regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above them all...
►The antichrist is referred to as the “Assyrian.” There was a time when Assyria incorporated present day Israel, within it, so that may settle that. Isaiah 14:25 “I will break the Assyrian in My land (Israel)” and Isaiah 31:8-9
►He may be a Muslim. If so he will be a Jew from the tribe of Dan who later converted to Islam. That may answer that.
►He may be a leader from the revised Roman Empire, which is present day Europe. This empire once incorporated Israel when the Roman Empire was at its peak. That may answer that.
►He may come from Turkey, which is likely. If so, it will be discovered in his genealogy that he is or was a Jew from the tribe of Dan somewhere in his history.
The antichrist will divide the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem in the tribulation period:
Daniel 11:39 “He shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god (Satan), which he shall acknowledge and advance its glory; and shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.”
Joel 3:2 “I will gather all nations, and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat , and I will enter into judgement with them there (in the tribulation) on account of My people, My heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have also divided up My land.”
Zechariah 12:3 “In that day, I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples. And all who would heave it away (divide) will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations were gathered against it.
This event takes place well into the tribulation period if you read the surrounding verses, as does the dividing of the land.
Those who keep chanting that President Trump divided the land of Israel need to read these verses again! They happen in the tribulation and are done by the antichrist.
What we as believers need to be very aware of is the spirit of antichrist, which is at work today, and very much at work within the church.
Please take careful note of the following shocking verse:
1 John 2:19 “They (many antichrists in the spirit of antichrist) went out from us (the church), but they were not of us. If they had been of us they would have continued with us, but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.”
This verse above is headed “It is the last hour.” It relates to these end times and the spirit of antichrist in the church!
The spirit of antichrist comes against the truth and replaces it with the false! It is the antichrist spirit that comes against Israel to replace her with a godless new world order. ●All Christian ministries of replacement theology are of the spirit of antichrist!
Act three of the play:
As the tribulation moves forward there will be a frightening, specific release of hordes of terrible, destructive, tormenting demons from imprisonment. These particular demons are not around and about today.
At the same time ●the wrath of God, ●the wrath of Satan, ●the wrath of man and ●the wrath of nature will be running concurrently. They will be more severe than anything the world has ever seen or ever will see again. (Matthew 24:21, Jeremiah 30:7, Daniel 12:1, Joel 2:2, Revelation 16:18)
At the same time there will be a satanically led outpouring of great deception and blindness to the things of God, which people will not be able to prevent.
These things will be so severe that people will seek death (suicide) but it will flee from them! (Revelation 9:6, 6:16) There will be no place to hide.
Let’s add to William Blake’s great poem: “Tyger, tyger burning bright in the forests of the night, what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?” Shall we say, ‘Satan, Satan burning bright in the forests of the end time night?’
Never walk alone in the forests of the night. I have – it’s not clever! You may wake a sleeping lion!
The lion does not sleep tonight. He is awake and He is hungry! You can hear His stomach growling like a disturbed symphony? Can you see His steaming breath? “When He roars, His children will come trembling from the west”. (Hosea 11:10, Hosea 3:5)
Satan lurks around in the poisonous forest like a lion seeking whom he may devour. But the Lion of the tribe of Judah (and Samaria) lurks around the streets of Israel and knows already just whom to devour and He will!
Act four of the play:
There is a white horse Rider, of all truth, judging and making war. His eyes were like a flame of fire and on His head were many crowns. He is the Lord of glory. This white horse rider has with Him many armies clothed in white, fine linen following, also on white horses! (Revelation 19:11-14)
This is the King of kings and Lord of lords returning from the wedding feast with His church, now His bride at His side at the Second Coming.
This magnificent white horse rider casts a terrible shadow of hell over the earlier white horse rider (Revelation 6:1) with the bow and no arrow, of deception, wearing a crown (corona) flying through the skies with terrible destruction in his wings - the antichrist.
The true fully equipped church will never be defeated by the world. Satan can’t get through God’s authority in the believer if exercised by the gifts. Satan hates the power in the believer’s life that comes through holiness and the use of the gifts.
Israel’s role throughout the grand play:
Why is Jerusalem, more important than Washington, Rome, London, Paris or any other?
Ezekiel 5:5 “See I have set you (Israel) in the midst of the nations.” Some call Israel the “navel of the earth.”
But it is all working towards the grand climax, the great conclusion:
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.”
Acts 13:47 “I have set you (Israel) to be a light to the Gentiles that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Haggai 2:6-7 “Once more, says the Lord, I will shake heaven and earth and sea and dry land, and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations (Israel)and I will fill this temple with glory, says the Lord of hosts.”
Haggai 2:19 “Is the seed still in the barn? As yet, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree (types of Israel) have not yielded fruit, but from this day forward, I will bless you.”
Israel’s enemies, the world system, Islam, and counterfeit Christianity are headed for destruction:
Haggai 2:23 I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms; I will destroy the strength of Gentile kingdoms, I will overthrow the chariots and those who ride them. The horses and their riders shall come down, everyone by the sword of his brother.”
The above verse implicates the Arab nations as part of the Gentile kingdoms, who according to Genesis 27:40-42, use the sword on their brothers. (Obadiah 1:10 confirms)
All Gentile kingdoms who come against Israel in the tribulation period will be destroyed.
The Judeo Christian heritage and culture in the western world is under attack. Grave troubles have been a long time in the making, while the church was sleeping.
Psalm 43:3 “Send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me and bring me to Your holy hill.”
John 18:37 “...Everyone of the truth hears my voice.”
Job 15:8 “Have you heard the (secret/hidden) counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?”
Are you an alarm clock, a sounding siren, a trumpet of warning to others, or just going with the flow?
I took the picture of the orchid using the light-paint technique and superimposed it over some ethnic mud-cloth which I made.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 527: June 23rd 2020.
Man the god.
These are the words of life!
The title picture above, by Michelangelo originally shows God on the right reaching down to man. I’ve switched the order. Man is now enthroned, reaching down to Him!
Man as god is up against God in man.
Lucifer tried to exalt himself above God and was cast down to the earth to weaken the nations (pre-adamic). (Isaiah 14:12) Adam was told by Satan that he “could be as God.” (Genesis 3:5) But he ended up as a god, and he was cast out of Eden into a now cursed world.
The real God-man is the one who is a new creation born-again of God, set apart, seated in heavenly places and made the righteousness of God with a divine nature. He is more than a conqueror and a joint heir of all things with God.
The God-man is a walking temple of the Holy Spirit. This is our magnificent position in Messiah and in His kingdom.
We have been made “alive with Messiah” and are “complete in Him.”
But to get the fullness of Christian experience, we need to take up our cross and die daily. We must lose our soul life to find rewarding spiritual life. We must count all things as loss for the excellence of Messiah in us. We must decrease allowing Him to increase, and we must let His death to work in us. (Matthew 10:39, Philippians 3:8, John 3:30, 2 Corinthians 4:12)
We become full of His wisdom when our self-orientated wisdom is defeated and broken. We must see ourselves as unworthy, yet of immense value in Him and in His kingdom.
Our position in Him comes exclusively by Him and through the new-birth. The main characteristic or fruit is an inner purity and holiness, which then works from the inside, to manifest in the soul and flesh. Our position comes by birth and not by works of any sort.
Our position in Messiah makes us untouchable, undefeatable, full of victory, simply because we have already arrived! Oh yes we have. And that’s why the world and its god-man hate us.
The works of man as god:
Today we are seeing the futile manifestation of man as god driven by a satanic monkey on his back.
It’s all aimed at destroying the works of the true God and the true God-man - the born-again Christian.
Dethrone, defund or remove the authority of God and the biblically “terror to the wicked” of the cops (Romans 13:3) is to remove a part of God (in the institution) from society It removes biblical truth from society, and it takes the lid of the wickedness of man, making them a terror!
Weakening the cops is weakening God’s influence in the land and strengthening the reign of the sin-man, driven by Satan.
Man then becomes the illegitimate, wicked authority. He is replacing God and His word with Satan and his word, and preparing the way for the antichrist.
Noah yelled warnings at the wicked and evil world. They ignored them and mocked him. The flood of God’s judgment came and destroyed them. At the end, the ark landed on Mount Ararat. This word means: “The curse is reversed.” - It was so, after judgement!
Today modern Noah stands and yells for the world to repent. “Judgement is coming soon, he screams! What will be the outcome? Tragically, just the same, except it won’t be a flood of water this time; and yes it will end in the curse being reversed as the tribulation saints go into the Millennium, but to the world who ignored the warning – goodbye and good luck - you will need it!
The unsaved world today, in its sin and evil is speaking. It is telling “Noah” to shut up. It is announcing its own soon coming judgement!
Modern John the baptiser is also out there with the same message! He is saying to any who have ears to hear: “Make straight for the way of the Lord.” He is announcing to the church, the soon coming Messiah. Are they listening? Many are, but many are wilfully deaf and blind.
The command ahead of the coming of the Lord is “repent.”
●It’s just about time modern world, for you to “drown” in your judgement like the people of Noah’s day. ●It’s just about time modern Babel to topple and tumble, never to rise again! ●It’s just about time modern Sodom and Gomorrah to burn to the ground in a pile of ashes. ●It’s just about time modern Jericho to shake, rock and roll and all fall down, like a harrowing Humpty.
World – you will meet your maker who is coming - ready or not, and you are on the wrong side of grace! Right now grace still extends a hand of eternal friendship to you. The wise will take it.
All the world’s troubles are a great opportunity to see its heart and die to the world, and grow strong in the Lord and His kingdom. You can’t fix the world – don’t bother trying.
Today people are aiming at outer space. Man on the moon again, man on Mars and anywhere else in space, is the desire. But anywhere man goes, he takes sin with him. Man on the moon and Mars simply pollutes them with the sin of fallen Adam.
Exalting one’s self above God and rebellion to God is provably the most stupid thing anyone could do. It has never worked and always failed monumentally.
Man thinks he can be as God exalted and enthroned as God but without going God’s way. “Babylon the great” (the entire end-time world system) is the total summary of man trying to be God.
Interestingly the words Babel and Babylon are the same and mean “confusion”. But it is derived from the name in cuneiform script, “Bab-ili” which means the “gateway or bridge to God.” This is exactly what the Babylonians wanted to do with their tower. They wanted to build a bridge to God.
They wanted to reach God. But they took with them their sin, which was in their hearts and God destroyed them, the tower and the city.
That is what’s coming again, and very soon too!
Today we have the world trying to build a new world of peace - a clean, green, socialist world, with everyone equal. We have people trying to clone humans, modify their genetics and create hybrids and artificial intelligence mixed with human DNA. Man is trying to make a new man – a god-man.
But man’s new man and all his attempts are full of sin and unredeemed blood – all hell bound, all destruction bound, just like Babel.
The world is not getting better. It is in sharp decline; devolution is the order of the day. The youth of the world are being dumbed-down in this post-God era. The youth are dying the death of the godless, inflicted on them. They have been forever wrecked by their ‘clever’, godless, idiotic adults. (With some wonderful exceptions).
The preset evil world wants to break down individual thinking and create mass group-think and ex-God group-education.
But like a huge tragic army marching on to hell, commanded by Satan, in camouflage gear, they are off on their terrible journey, in step to the booming beat of a big bass drum echoing ominously through the universe.
The world wants equality for everyone. But it is an equality measured against its sin-filled, low, base-level of unrepented, repeated humanistic failure.
Equality must get rid of freedom! Think about that simple little yet profound sentence. Equality always has to be created and forced upon people. People are then no longer free to get rich from their labour, or free to be lazy slobs.
In one single sentence Yeshua destroyed the entire philosophy and practice of economic socialism or equality. He said: “The poor you will have with you always.” (Mark 14:7) Yes of course you can help the poor, but that is always from a voluntary basis and not a state instituted economic order.
The removal of the gospel from modern society is proportionate to the moral collapse, devolution and decline of society. The removal of the Bible from society has led it to nightmare captivity!
People want blessing in their choices, because their choice is their government-ordained human right. They want blessing in their sin and support of sin. They want blessing in their lives as rebels to God. So, they redefine sin and remove it from society. No sir; it doesn’t work like that! If you want blessing on your life, you get rid of sin and change your ways.
Psalm 37:12-15 “The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming...Their sword shall enter their own heart.”
Psalm 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.”
The only answer to mans problems is to die and be born again. That is the way of the word and the way to eternal glorious new life. That is the way to victory.
God’s word and it’s intolerance of sin is becoming more offensive to modern man as he becomes more sinful and tries to overthrow God. As people reject the authority of God they blindly and automatically become slaves of sin and its god.
Psalm 36:1-4 “There is no fear of God before the wicked. He flatters himself in his own eyes...The word of his mouth are wickedness and deceit...He sets himself in a way that is not good...He does not abhor evil.”
1 Samuel 2:9 (Amp) “The Lord will guard and protect the steps of His saints. The wicked shall be silent and perish in darkness. By (human) strength no man shall prevail.”
The only place of no injustice is in the kingdom of God. If you could create a world of no racism or violence or sickness, you would still go to hell, because you have not removed your sin.
If you can erase or change history your points of reference are gone and you can easily be manipulated with a “new” history that is far from the truth.
Blinded four times:
The Bible reveals four spiritual blindings. These relate to people with eyes to see but they are blind to the spiritual realm, its issues, the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world.
God blinds man trying to see independently of Him, and in rebellion to Him, Satan blinds man to God, and personal wilful pride blinds man. Curses always blind man to their origins.
●Blinded by God. (2 Thessalonians 2:11, Deuteronomy 28:28) ●Blinded by Satan (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) ●Blinded by your own wilful blindness. (Zechariah 7:11, Jeremiah 5:21) ●Blinded by a curse. (Psalm 109:17, Deuteronomy 27:18)
Sometimes these blindings run concurrently and sometimes only one at a time. Either way if you are blinded by any of these you are grave, great danger. You are in far greater danger than you can ever imagine, especially at this point in time on the prophetic calendar.
It may come as a shock, but I tell you that most people today are blind in some areas and they don’t need to be, if they meet the godly conditions.
Can you see God’s agenda with Israel? Can you see the world’s agenda? Can you see great revival coming? Can you see the coming judgement? Can you see the need for repentance?
The tragedy with most of these blindings is that the victims don’t even know that they are blind. Their conscience is seared and they are deluded.
John 3:19 “This is the condemnation, that light has come into the world and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
This means, people love blindness!
The biggest, universal cause of blindness is pride. That is so clearly seen in the proud false teachers in the church today. It’s a repeating pattern.
Proverbs 1:28-29 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but will not find Me, because they hated knowledge (of God) and did not chose the fear of the Lord.”
Death is the great divider and decider. It is the great judge of right and wrong. Death lands you in judgement like it or not, with no place to hide.
But we as believers can and must die to self now, and partake in that dividing and deciding even now. We must judge ourselves in line with the word so that we won’t be judged. (1 Corinthians 11:31) This is a great privilege.
These end-times are creating faith and fear, to say nothing of excitement. Those who know our Lord grow in faith and strength. Those who don’t will grow in fear and then criticise God, adding to their problems.
Humility and brokenness makes us equal – dead to self. It brings us down to the same common floor and then lifts us up in newness of life, all with the same foundation (the cross) but as different as the stars in the sky – forever.
Sin and holiness is like the eternal dimmer / brightness switch.
When looking at all these events on the go now, it is important to have a positive attitude. Not about the world, but about the kingdom and your very own glorious future of peace. Only the true believer can do that! It is only for him.
How do you see yourself – what is your life? Is your identity solidly merged with the world! Your worldly identity must be broken and shattered and destroyed. Your identity must be reformed by and within the kingdom of God.
How do you see the world? Dying or dead, or your friend?
Psalm 119:53 “Indignation (horror) has taken hold of me because of the wicked who forsake your word.”
Are you horrified at the wicked world these days? If not, you need to get saved!
Man cannot make peace with or reach God his way. As he tries he becomes more and more an enemy of the living God!
Genesis 3:22 “The Lord said, ‘Behold the man has become like one of Us to know good and evil, and now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.’ Therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.”
So, man the god sits pretty in his ‘heaven’ – the world, banished from perfect Eden, with a broken, impassable bridge to God!
But Adam’s curse will soon be gone and the earth will be restored. Yes, a new world order is coming, built God’s way, with sin removed and in universal peace.
Have some sympathy for the people of the world. They are trying so hard to save the unsavable and recreate what is only to be destroyed totally, in just over seven years time. What futility!
Dark, dangerous days are here and going to get worse fast, but glorious days of victory and deep spiritual growth are here too.
A great biblical sign of salvation is: “You will overcome the world,” (John 16:33) and “You have overcome the wicked one.” (1 John 2:13) That is not automatic. If you do not move forward in these things, you will be overcome!”
Do you realise that as you grow in the knowledge of our Lord and His word, you become stable, which is the anchor for others and their source of stability. You become a very real help to them.
I took this picture while wandering around in the Savuti Marsh as curious giraffe looked on.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 526: June 16th 2020.
These are the words of life!
You can’t defeat God. You’re a big fool if you think you can. One of the powerful prophecies of the Bible verifying its truth is that man as God’s enemy will be defeated by God!
There is a clear common denominator running through all the craziness of the world right now. It is man backed by Satan rebelling against all things that are of God and His authority structures.
All these things collectively are encapsulated in end-time Bible prophecy. Plagues, pestilence, famine, ethnic conflict, earth’s upheavals, and wars are the players on the stage of the greatest drama of all time.
Israel, Jerusalem, the Jews, and the Mount are the real big signs of the time.
I’m publishing this edition, prophetically, ahead of Israel’s events breaking onto the stage.
Modern man, with the pride of Lucifer, is arising against God and His plan for the close of the age. It all culminates in Israel, where it began.
Man, dressed like a Pharaoh, a Herod, a Hitler is about to see his defeat while Israel sees her greatest victory, in spite of temporary disasters like the Holocaust.
Here is God’s reply to the Holocaust and the coming Holocaust. It is His Holocaust on His enemies:
Psalm 21:8-12 “Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth...They intended evil against You and devised a plot, which they were not able to perform. You will make them turn their back and make them ready for arrows.”
This pattern of defeat to victory is also seen in the church. She was born to be victorious, was almost totally defeated in her ‘Holocaust’ - the dark ages, and is now at the door of her greatest victory.
Israel and the church both stand at the edge of glory, and the world - on the verge of hell. The wise would do well to take heed.
The pattern revealed for both Israel and the church, is a most exciting revelation but many, to their own detriment, are not even vaguely aware of it. And many are in vicious opposition to it, motivated by spirits they can’t see, sitting invisibly on their back like a rabid monkey.
Knowing what’s going on behind the scenes is very important, because it is the anchor of our faith and hope while the world is spiralling into a deadly satanic spin – out of control and without hope.
If you are ignorant of prophecy in this day, you are on thin ice and gambling against immeasurable odds.
These things should create in you an excitement, a thrill, and a passion for our Lord and His word.
Israel emerges from the shadows:
Since the Covid plague, and worldwide riots and insurrections, Israel has been off centre stage. But all these prophetic events that we have been seeing are amalgamating, consolidating and converging. They are about manifest in Israel.
It will all culminate on this grand stage of God’s choosing, with the grand stands full of cheering supporters, as well as chanting haters of God - lovers of the god of the world.
If we are seeing many forerunners to the tribulation period, be very sure that the greatest end-time sign of all – Israel’s spiritual awakening, is going to step into the crosshairs of attack form the devil. You need to know where you stand and why, so that you can stand securely in the coming on times.
Israel, the Jews, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
When I talk of Israel, I am generally referring to all of the above, collectively, except where obvious.
In 1967 Life Magazine brought out a special edition entitled, “Israel’s swift victory.” It was about the surprising, God –assisted, miraculous victory of Israel in reclaiming Jerusalem in the Six Day War.
There is one larger than life issue here. The world will be swiftly and suddenly defeated as it tries to overthrow God’s plans. This has been a repeating pattern!
As you read the following verses please note their consistency and their total ignoring of the opinions of man, the Palestinians or democracy. Note also that it is Satan who opposes God’s choice of Jerusalem, Israel and the Jews.
Isaiah 56:5 “...I will give them (Israel) an everlasting name that they should not be cut off.”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Jews) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Psalm 125:3 “The sceptre of wickedness (Islam) will not rest on the land allotted to the righteous.”
Isaiah 14:5 “The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the sceptre of the rulers.”
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you.”
2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
These verses above (and many more like them) are a major thorn in the side of modern man’s plans for Israel and will be the cause of big trouble coming soon – very soon. It is fermenting now.
Frenzied rage, uproar and tumult will erupt from rioting, marauding masses who have chosen the Palestinians as owners of the land and city, above God’s choice.
The sovereignty of Judah and Samaria:
Joel 3:20 “Judah shall abide forever and Jerusalem from generation to generation.”
Zechariah 2:12 “The Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land and will again choose Jerusalem.”
The so-called West Bank is original Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley. It is central to the Palestinians. This area plus Gaza incorporates the great majority of Palestinian, Muslim residents. Various nations in the past divided up the land of Israel to create these Palestinian areas.
Judah and Samaria were the result of dividing Israel up under the British Mandate, and claimed by Jordan. The area includes East Jerusalem. The famous Six Day War saw Israel reclaim Jerusalem, but not all of Judah and Samaria.
The original land was never Palestinian. In fact, technically speaking there are no Palestinian people. They are a recently created political entity made up mostly of Arabs from surrounding nations.
Now the time has come for Israel to claim sovereignty these lands and return them to their original, rightful owners - Israel.
The sovereignty is what we would call, dividing the land back to Israel! It is the Palestinians and their sponsors, the world, that want to undo the end result of the Six Day War!
If the sovereignty process goes ahead, it will deal a death blow to the Palestinians and their aspirations for a Palestinian state, within Israel.
It will cause war and upheaval. It will cause many of the nations of the world to throw a blind temper tantrum, full of fury and anger. They will of course, unknowingly be throwing their tantrum at God.
I once wrote an article entitled “How to be incredibly stupid!” It fits the bill!
The Palestinians want to decrease Israel’s territory, by subverting it for themselves. But this is what God says:
Isaiah 26:15 “You have increased the nation, O Lord; You are glorified; You have expanded all the borders of the land.”
Zechariah 1:16 “I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; ’My house shall be built in it,’ says the Lord of hosts, and a surveyors line shall be stretched over Jerusalem.”
Deuteronomy 27:17 “Cursed is the one who moves his neighbour’s landmark. And all the people shall say Amen,”
It is the Palestinians who are the occupiers of God’s city.
Nehemiah 2:20 “ The God of heaven Himself will prosper us, therefore we His servants (Israel) will arise and build, but you (Arabs) have no right or memorial or inheritance in Jerusalem.”
Keep a close eye on this. Israel will be victorious again, even though it may lead to war at first. It just may be part of the reason for the soon coming peace treaty, releasing the antichrist.
Prophetically, this is next on the stage. The annexation process is due to begin on 1st July. Because of the controversy around it, it may be delayed, but I hope you see that this is yet another great end-time piece of the puzzle falling into place now.
Israel will be the light of the world:
The Temple Menorah, made of pure gold was a miraculous. Its light never went out. The light of the menorah symbolises the Light of the world and also the fact that Israel will be the light of the world in the tribulation period.
The central lamp of the menorah is called “the light of God” (2 Samuel 22:29)
Psalm 104:1-2 “O Lord my God, You are very great, You are clothed with honour and majesty, You cover Yourself with light as with a garment, who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.”
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.”
World beware! The light that is the church will soon be gone in a flash and then you will be in deep darkness. Israel will then be the light, but because of the depth of your darkness, O world, you may not see it or find it!
John 12:35 “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. He who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me, while it is day, for the night is coming when no one can work.”
Amos 8:11-12 “The days are coming says he Lord, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor of thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, from north to east and shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but shall not find it.”
I strongly suggest you don’t gamble your life with these three verses above!!
It’s not very clever to gamble against God and His word. Ask Israel about that. They did many times and paid the price. Have they learnt the lesson yet? The answer is tragically – no. They will soon make a tragic peace covenant, against God’s will.
Exodus 23:32-33 “You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me...”
Isaiah 28:15-18 “We (Israel) have made a covenant with death (the coming peace treaty) and with hell we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation) passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge...Your covenant with death will be annulled and your agreement with hell will not stand; when the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trampled down by it.”
Here we see Israel thinking she can escape the tribulation by making a covenant with the antichrist.
But defeat turns to victory.
The following verse is part of a discourse to Israel, but it applies equally to the church:
Romans 16:19-20 “Your obedience has become known to all, therefore I am glad on your behalf, but I want you to be wise in what is good and simple concerning evil, and the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly...”
The world in its ‘intellectual’ spiritual ignorance wants Israel to become part of its satanic group of nations. That will make Israel as one-state Islamic, just from the numbers.
There is an easy way to get rid of Israel and exalt the Palestinians – Just get rid of God and His word, which is exactly what the world is doing right now.
Ministers of the gospel, if you take Israel of God out of your teaching, you will become world focussed and full of error. That always happens – always, always!
Be sure of this. When you remove large parts of the gospel, you do replace it with your own self-authorised garbage, whether you know it not!
Jew hatred is God hatred in a nutshell. Israel was created by God. The Palestinian nation is a creation of the world and its media. It is a Trojan vehicle to attack God.
It’s not the US, UK, EU, Rome, the Palestinians or any others that will decide on Israel. God has!
Its Israel and Jerusalem of God or Babylon and Rome of man!
How many times have you heard the accusation from anti-Semites that the Jews want to dominate the world, that’s why we hate them?
Anti-Semitism is essentially about stopping the Jews from dominating the world. Guess what? The Jews will dominate the world!! God said so.
The Jews will dominate the world in the Millennium, so says a dozen scriptures! The Jews will be the chief evangelists of the tribulation period too.
Today so many churches are stone dead to the prophetic word (one third of the Bible is prophecy). They are as ignorant as a rat on Israel and the Middle East in prophecy. The result is they are spineless with a sickly sweet gospel in tune with the word-system, materialism and all the opinions of man.
How many times have you heard churches proclaim to church member that God is looking for someone to stand in the gap and pray, or give money or bake cookies. But read the verse and note what it says and to whom!
Ezekiel 22:30 “I sought for a man among them, who would make up a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land (Israel), that I should not destroy it, but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them with fire and wrath...”
This verse means that churches with no Israel vision or support, are part of the very reason for the coming tribulation period. Thankfully, today many churches are standing in the gap for Israel, but a great many are spineless sell-outs.
Where is the USA in prophecy?
I have written a lot on this showing that the US is in many prophecies hidden under symbolically appropriate names. But rather than rehash all of those, there is one very big and important principle showing exactly where the US is in prophecy.
This accounts for any nation that fits the bill. All nations that are a friend of Israel and bless Israel carry on without being destroyed. (Genesis 12:3) Towards the end of the tribulation period the US and others may well turn against Israel, but as long as they remain friends of Israel, they have the “key of David” and will endure. (Revelation 3:7)
If the liberal left can break US support for Israel, then be sure that US is in prophecy – gone with the wind!
If not, the US is in prophecy – blessed! (Even through the current upheavals.)
So far President Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The area given to the Palestinians is not officially part of Jerusalem. It is an area east of East Jerusalem.) He has moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem and declared Israeli sovereignty over Golan He has declared that Jews have legal right to Judea and Samaria. (Numbers 33:53)
All the current troubles are about to manifest in Israel. These will be the final sign before the great, grand culmination of prophecy and the most magnificent, spectacular victory of all victories.
If you are in tune with our Lord, this will give you great zeal, zest and fervour for the kingdom of our Lord. And know that you, brother and sister, have been chosen to be a shining star in eternity.
I took these pictures at a waterhole in Etosha, Namibia. I lightened the background picture and superimposed the foreground zebras over it.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 525: June 9th 2020.
These are the words of life!
The word “reverberation” means: A persistent sound that makes things seem to shake and vibrate, or a booming repeating wave that follows the initial event.
The rapture will blow our socks off for sure. It takes place in a flash, in an “atomo” (atomic moment) It will occur mysteriously, in the air, silently and out of sight to all unbelievers left behind. (It is the Second Coming that will be seen by all).
The rapture of the true church will be the event that causes reverberation, repercussions and rumblings around the world like echoing thunder, in the hearts, minds and souls of the left behind masses, as the shock sets in and the seven-year tribulation begins.
There will be howling, yelling and shouting in disbelief. The world will be crying, “me too?” “Don’t you know, God – ‘my life matters’?”
Isaiah 13:6-8 “Wail and howl for the day of the Lord (tribulation period) is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will be limp, everyman’s heart will melt and they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrow will take hold of them...Their faces will be like flames.”
But, as the rapture approaches, the reverberations are already starting. Just the teaching and sharing of it is causing the fists of many in opposition, to shake in reverberating anger at the teachers, the Bible, and God!
This edition is about rapture musings, meditations, appraisals and approvals, and about making the rapture opponents mad and angry.
A rapture reverberation is being seen right now in the rejection of rapture teaching by many churches. The rapture rattles their cage.
The greatest proof ever of a pre-tribulation rapture:
In plain sight, is this great and powerful fact and reason for the pre-trib rapture.
The Bible confirms in plain language in four passages that God works differently with man in the different dispensations. (Ephesians 1:10, 3:2, Hebrews 1:1, Colossians 1:25)
The dispensation of the law had specific unique characteristics. Salvation was not through the new-birth experience, but by simply believing and having salvation imputed to them. There was no indwelling Holy Spirit. They were not “new creations” as they are in the New Covenant.
Without going into all the details of Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy, it’s well accepted common knowledge that the Old Covenant dispensation is on hold for the church age, and will resume and be completed by the seven-year tribulation.
So, here’s the big thing: If the church is to go through just one second of the tribulation period, that would mean that the church would have to become un-born-again and un-Spirit filled and un-newly created! The true church would have to be de-churched and made tribulation saints. Do you think that’s going to happen? – It never will!
The destination of the church is heaven. Ultimately it will be the New Jerusalem, heaven, earth and the entire universe. But initially the destination of the church is heaven, and the destination of the tribulation saints is the Millennial earth. There’s a big difference!
Our Lord said: “I will come to receive you to be where I am.” (John 14:3) That is in heaven.
We see here proof supreme that the church cannot be part of the tribulation dispensation at all.
The relationship between the rapture and Israel:
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign amongst them (Israel)...and they shall declare My glory amongst the Gentiles.”
Israel was born in a day on the 14th May 1948. (Isaiah 66:8) This foreshadows Israel’s spiritual birth, which will also begin in a day. Bear in mind that the entire tribulation period is also called “The Day of the Lord.”
What will be the grand sudden sign causing Israel to turn to their Messiah?
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove the iniquity of that land (Israel) in one day.”
The church was commanded by God to “take the gospel to the Jew first.” And, to “make the Jew jealous.” The church by and large ignored this and did the opposite.
It is the rapture of the church that will have the most dramatic reverberations amongst the unsaved Jews, left behind. They will immediately become angry and jealous that God has left them, the chosen people behind! (Romans 10:19)
So, finally, in its last breath on earth, every member of the true church suddenly obeys God’s command to take the good news to the Jew and make them jealous, through the rapture!
The rapture itself becomes the great, glorious sign and message. The rapture will shock the hell of the Jews. The rapture will make them instantly angry at God and jealous of the church.
But very quickly Israel will repent and suddenly recognise who their Messiah is, turn to Him, worship Him, clean their acts up, and become the world’s greatest evangelists, in the tribulation.
Isaiah 49:6 “I also will give you (Israel) as a light to the Gentles, that you should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 55:5 “You (Israel) shall call a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and the holy One of Israel; for He has glorified you.”
The reverberations of Israel’s soon-coming awakening are being felt worldwide. Tragically, even many churches and teachers are coming against Israel with a new satanic passion.
By the way, you can prove a post trib rapture if you get rid of Israel!
Part of the very reason for Satan’s creation of a new world order, one world government, economy and religion is a reverberation against the coming glory of Israel and God’s triumphant plans for them, even through much tribulation.
If Satan and his people can create a new world order, reaching up to God, just like at Babel, God’s plans for a new world order called the Millennium would be defeated.
It is the satanic ‘triumph’ of globalism that will be defeated in the greatest conflicts the world has ever seen – soon!
We are about to see the annexation of Judah and Samaria. This will cause major upheavals and conflict. It may well lead to the unfulfilled wars in the Middle East. All of this is a reverberation of the coming glorification of Israel, and expansion of the land.
A major pre-tribulation rapture confirmation is seen in the fact that book of Revelation deals with the church in the first four chapters, and the church is not seen again except in heaven, during the tribulation chapters through the rest of the Revelation.
The absence of the church in the tribulation is a powerful reason for the rapture itself and a pre-tribulation rapture.
Interestingly, the birth of the church at Pentecost was marked by the indwelling Spirit, the placing of the law in believer’s hearts, and the giving of tongues.
We see that there is coming a time when “tongues will cease” and prophecy will vanish away or dissipate over time. (1 Corinthians 13:8) The original word for “cease” means to cease in an instant, while the “vanishing away” takes place over time.
It is widely believed (and by me) that the instant “ceasing” is due to the rapture. Tongues are not evident in the tribulation but are in the entire church age.
The world is going crazy:
The forerunners to the catastrophes of the tribulation are lining up right now. They are:
•Plagues (disease) •Famines (evident in many nations) •Pestilences (locust invasion striking like never before right now) • Nations (ethnic) rising against nations (riots and social unrest) •Lawlessness (rioting, defunding the police) •Removal of the restrainer (increase wickedness and evil •One world currency (collapse of earnings and economic hardship) •One world religion (churches joining the agenda of the world) •Still to come are the big wars and all the natural upheavals.
All the craziness in the world currently, is a reverberation of the soon coming rapture. The world’s current upheavals and troubles are just a small glimpse of things to come under antichrist.
The world’s god is preparing his world of criminals, idols, icons and idiots. The world is preparing for its ‘rapture’ into the tribulation with unrestrained, uncontrolled evil, wickedness and sin.
The world is trying to create peace through control. The world can’t create world peace because “there is no peace for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22) And “wickedness is in the heart of man.” (Jeremiah 17:9)
The world is not sustainable. Its days are numbered. The writing is on the wall!
Man as a god has failed, as in the Garden of Eden, and in the gardens of Babylon. Godless man can’t coexist with the God- filled man.
God and the Bible do not have the same agenda as the world and its word – the media.
If you are standing securely in the world, receiving its wisdom, you are about to have the carpet pulled from under you and great will be your fall – just like the tower of Babel.
Right now we are seeing the god of the world grooming untold millions of dumb puppets, for their final act. Their terrible curtain is squealing as it winds higher. There is an ill-omen in the air for them, and their great dilemma and tragedy is that they can’t see it!!
Man in all his wisdom, without God, is an unholy, blinded fool.
►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.”
►Job 18:5-7 “The light of the wicked indeed goes out, and the flame of his fire does not shine...The steps of his strength are shortened, and his own counsel casts him down.”
The problem with modern democracy is it champions human rights; but the human has become so much more a fountain of wickedness than ever before. So what we now have is open conflict between the wickedness of the human and God’s rights!
Proverbs 28:4 “If you forsake the word of God you will praise the wicked.”
My dear, beloved Christian friends, you need to sit back and take stock and be so thankful to our great God that He has saved you and given you sight, and eternal victory. Count your blessings – literally. Write then in a book of thankfulness. (Habakkuk 2:2) Thank the Lord that He has written your name into eternity.
The world hates holiness. Holiness is of God. It is the nature and character of God. The world, the flesh-nature, the demonic realm, all hate biblical holiness.
Worldliness normalises sin, by removing holiness.
The world and its mouthpiece, the media has an evil agenda. It is for a new one world order, united with sin entrenched in it. Their agenda is to promote globalism. This is also the agenda of many churches today, who are in reality, cross-less counterfeits.
But the true Christian is growing in holiness right now. The word “holy” means “separate and apart.” A growing revulsion at the world is causing us to grow stronger in holiness.
Of course immediately after the rapture all true believers will be forever holy, and set apart from all forms of sin and evil. What a day that will be.
Present and coming holiness in the believer is one of the reason the spirit of the world hates us.
The horror of counterfeit teachers today:
If you, or a ministry does not teach end times, and a pre-tribulation rapture in particular, you are creating a weakness and an end time deception.
If you are a God-ordained teacher, your job is to teach the “whole truth” and not ignore what you deem objectionable.
Be careful of who you get your information from and who you allow to be your spiritual watchmen. The deeper into error you go, the harder it is to get out. You become formed by them and a veil of blindness descends over you.
There is often an illegitimate power and authority in Christian group-think. And there is good, godly power in the words and ideas of the anointed of God. You need the spiritual gift of discernment in these days like never before.
Perhaps the biggest missing link to God’s anointing in these days is the fear of the Lord. Those with no fear of the Lord in them are dangerous teachers.
Psalm 36:1-4 “There is no fear of God before the wicked. He flatters himself in his own eyes...The word of his mouth are wickedness and deceit...He sets himself in a way that is not good...He does not abhor evil.”
An easy way to identify those with no fear of the Lord is seen in their silence on it. They never talk of it. Those with no fear of the Lord are always pride-filled. They never repent of being wrong.
I know some self-proclaimed ‘watchmen’ who have never been right! And they never repent, because they have no fear of the Lord.
The same is true of those who never speak of the cross. They are full of self, and hide their pride and self-importance well, in false humility.
Teachers incur a stricter judgement! (James 3:1)
Jeremiah 25:34-35 “Howl shepherds and cry! Roll about in the ashes, you leaders of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and dispersion are fulfilled; you shall fall like a precious vessel. The shepherds will have no way to flee, nor the leaders of the flock to escape.”
►Light expels darkness, but when the light is in the hands of teachers of error, truth hides in its darkness.
How to identify a teacher of error: He has a hobby horse that he won’t let go of, and he is not open to correction or change (repentance.) He is forever flogging the dead horse, and it just won’t go. He can’t move on and when he finally does, it’s into more error again – because his heart is still full of pride.
In times of shaking people look for stability, security and affirmation.
In a shaking people turn to the news to find out what’s going on. They don’t want fake news and a political agenda. Christians turn to Bible teachers, and watchmen. They don’t want to get a spirit of error.
There’s a sort of inner witness and relaxing fulfilment when you encounter the truth, and an uncomfortable disquiet when faced with error.
The spirit of error is like a devouring lion, with a reverberating roar, seeking whom to devour.
What Bible teachers need to know well is that every time they are wrong on some big biblical or doctrinal issue, it sticks in people’s mind. Each time they are wrong they further discredit themselves and what’s far worse is they damage the faith of many, especially young believers.
Distance yourself from teachers who are always wrong - spirits are using them!
In the midst of the reverberations of the coming rapture, antichrist, tribulation, and wrath of God, there are oceans of peace available now. This is where to anchor your soul. The lover of your soul, our Lord and Saviour has peace laid up for us all – that surpasses understanding.
Psalm 37:37 “Mark the blameless man and observe the upright; for the future of that man is peace.”
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end...”
Isaiah 32:17 “The work of righteousness will be peace and the effects of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.”
This is one of my old-style paintings. I did it with a pallet knife.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 524: June 2nd 2020.
Why am I here?
These are the words of life!
Statistics reveal that there is a huge surge in suicides worldwide in these days. For some biblical advice on it: Click HERE.
I wrote this edition in March last year well before the virus or these present troubles hit: “Disorder out of chaos” Click HERE.
What is the purpose of life and why am I here? All the craziness is accelerating. So many things are in upheaval, but in the midst there is available peace beyond measure.
All the psychologists, psychoanalysts, shrinks and bespectacled intellectuals in the world, can’t answer the question: “Why am I here?” But God has the answer and it is right here!
Modern life is like a confining, constricting maze and the pressure is increasing ever day! It’s like a dark cloud is hanging over the world.
At the end of the day it is all going according to revealed prophecy. That should speak volumes to you. God’s Spirit is being poured out and satanic spirits are becoming more entrenched in society, and it’s all heading to a grand, sudden climax!
The fallout is stress, depression, despair, despondency, desperation, discomfort, dejection, discouragement, downheartedness, disquiet and more.
But the fallout can also be peace, calmness, hope, joy, comfort and more.
The inevitability of Bible prophecy:
Firstly, everything that is going crazy now is prophesied in the Bible. God, in His foreknowledge, knew it all and said this is the way it will be. That alone is comforting.
Bible prophecy is inerrant. It has never been wrong. There are a few prophecies that contain a degree of variability and conditionality, but most are cast in stone and will transpire.
Bible prophecy so succinctly reveals the end of man the rebel, going his own way.
“The whole world lies under the power of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19) “Satan deceives the whole world.” (Revelation 12:9)
You must be born again to even see the kingdom of God and that goes equally for the kingdom of the world. The world doesn’t want you to see its god. If you can’t see the true God because He has been removed from society, you can’t see the world’s god either, and you doomed.
Job 12:24-25 “He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless wilderness. They grope in the dark without the light, he makes then stagger like a drunken man.”
Unsaved man is equal under the sin of Adam. All man’s works good and bad can’t save you. With a heart full of sin, including all your good sin, you can’t fix the world or anything at all in the kingdom of God, because you will poison it, with your fallen nature.
All the opinions of man are in fact a powerful force of influence, if you are not strong in the Lord, and tragically, few are in these days when it is needed more than ever.
The values of hell are arising in the world and taking root on the elimination of the values of God’s word. New, wicked, behaviour and actions always arise on the acceptance of ‘new’ revolutionary theory, which is disguised and dispensed to the masses by the media.
●The spirit of the world is one with the spirit of evil. It ridicules the things of God, glorifies man and the world-system, and blinds people to sin, righteousness and coming judgement.
●The Spirit of truth reveals God, glorifies Messiah and convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgement.
Jeremiah 10:23 (Amp) “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man, even a strong man and man at his best to direct his own steps.”
Like two railway tracks incorrectly laid, with a growing distance between the widths, they soon end up far apart. This is the lot of modern man. He is so far from God, and getting further apart, and he doesn’t even know it.
Life’s big question:
Okay, so, the modern post-God world has created a new godless world, but it is stressed out, afflicted, anxiety-filled, like a freaked out monster of a man, in distress and disquiet.
Modern man sits back and asks – why? What’s it all about? Is it worth carrying on? Why am I here, and in so much anguish? ‘There must be a better way’, he says to himself.
He thinks: “If only I could have some delight, joy, peace, calmness and blessing in my life. If only I could have some assurance that I have some value and worth. Why am I here in this mess”?
The big answer to the question is: We are here because we are destined to ‘drip’ with the abundance of all things glorious, to rule and reign with our Lord forever. We are here because we have a grand purpose, beyond our wildest imagination. We are here being preparing for it all now.
The devil and his people know that, although they won’t say it. They create the opposition that we must face and overcome, making us strong in the process.
We are to overcome all obstacles to our faith. There is nothing laid up for the non-over comer. Great reward is laid up for the victor.
Seeking reward out of selfish ambition is wrong, but seeking reward because it fulfils God’s purpose is right. It is a powerful motivation for service, holiness, endurance.
The church today is on the brink of its greatest victory ever. Many will get shot down and fall by the wayside in the attacks, but many will arise as strong as a lion and do great exploits for our Lord.
Everyone who enters heaven will be extremely grateful, but there will be regret also, as some look back and see that their entrance was not as “abundant” as it could have been. (2 Peter 1:11)
The answer to the big ‘why’ question lies in the stunning, wonderful, prophesied future, which is what we must look to now. (2 Corinthians 4:18)
The soon coming Barabbas:
The same people that cried “Hosanna” to our Lord riding a foal cried “give us Barabbas!”
The name “Barabbas” means ‘son of his father.’ One Bible manuscript indicates that his first name was, “Jesus.” But this Jesus, son of his father, came to kill, steal and destroy. These were the things he was in prison for. These are the very characteristics of Satan.
Nothing has changed! Today the world is again crying, ‘give us Barabbas’. They don’t know that they are crying for the Satan himself. And they will get him with all his lies, killing, stealing and destroying!
The world is trying to re-define God and His truth, on their terms while kicking out the true God and His ways. The spirit of Barabbas, the antichrist himself, with no cross of cleansing is soon to ride into a world crying for him in there thick blindness.
“If you forsake the word of God, you will praise the wicked.” (Proverbs 28:4)
It is Yeshua, the sin free One with the cross of salvation, or Barabbas, the sin-filled one, with no cross and a counterfeit salvation for his followers. Imagine being so blind as to pick Barabbas!
It is Yeshua or Barabbas, the Christ or the antichrist, the white horse rider (Revelation 6:2 )or the white horse Rider. (Revelation 19:11)
People reject the cross of Calvary and God the Judge. They condemn God for bringing judgement. They want a god who does not judge sin. They need a true sinner for that. They end up with the murderer, thief and destroyer, the one who judges God!
There is extreme danger in rejecting God and His word, because you also reject His love and His judgement. You therefore become the supreme judge – doomed!
●Mankind without God is in command of his future and destiny – or so he thinks, but he will run into God the judge of all.
●Man without God is in command of his money and the economy, but he will run into God the judge and the banks and the economy will collapse.
●Man without God is in command of his entertainment, education and information, but he will run into rejection from the true God and become a subject of Satan.
●Man without God is a blind, machine, being driven by hosts of spirits.
Isaiah 30:1-2 “Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin. They go down to Egypt (world in type) and have not asked My advice. They strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh (antichrist in type)
Please take note of the gravity of this verse above!
To have a truly godly life in these days you must separate yourself from the spirit of the world and from the cry for Barabbas.
Psalm 94:20 “Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You?”
Why the outpouring of sin and wickedness now?
The current world situation of chaos on so many fronts is interesting. I have maintained for some time now that we are seeing the forerunners to the four runners of the apocalypse. If there are forerunners to the big four horsemen, it would not be surprising that there are forerunners to other tribulation events too.
The Bible speaks of the restrainer of evil being removed so that antichrist can be revealed. The restrainer is the Spirit-filled church and the removal is the rapture. Our presence in this world, with the indwelling Spirit in us, is a form of restraint of evil.
What we are seeing now is the forerunner of the removal of the restrainer. What we are seeing is a very light taste of the release of evil, compared to what is coming in the tribulation!
Here is one of the tribulation riders. We are now seeing the forerunner to this:
Revelation 6:4 “Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another, and there was given to him a great sword.”
When you remove God from society, you remove God’s law which defines what sin is and you become the judge. But it is you who is one with Satan, if not born again! So in fact Satan in you becomes the judge of God, and sin flourishes!
Where we are today is a Mickey Mouse situation compared to what’s coming in the tribulation. If you are not saved and you have any common sense in you, you need to get saved now.
The search for answers:
People now are searching for answers. This means there is a great responsibility on Bible teachers to be right and led by the Spirit. There is also great condemnation on false teachers, prophets, false watchmen, and frauds, and there are many!
It is the false shepherds, false prophets and teachers that talk much about love, but without corresponding correction, judgement and holiness.
The more you set yourself to be in line with God’s truth, word and Spirit, the more meaning and purpose you find to your life. The more you do it, the stronger you become and the more of a bright shining light of wisdom available through you, for other to benefit from.
To be truly, successful with eternal results you must set your heart mind and soul to return to ancient paths. This is where the great keys to the kingdom lie. (Jeremiah 6:16)
Jeremiah 31:21 “Set up signposts, make landmarks, set your heart towards the highway...turn back to these your cities (of truth).”
There are certain ancient keys to spiritual success and answers that only they will unlock.
The ancient keys open the doors to the correct course of your life. The keys of the kingdom lead to the good road of eternal glory.
The more you get into the Bible, led by the Spirit, the more you see how well Satan has deceived the world. We are not called to win the world to a world-like church! We are called to testify against the world and to expose its evil.
We shine Gods light into its dirt, which causes the dirt to flee. Reassuring the world that everything is fine is how to curse it and yourself!
The times they are a changing! This is the season of sudden shocks and you must be prepared to stand strong, even though the time is very short.
Someone said of the astronauts who have just left the earth – ‘Good choice!’ Well, I say of all true believers, we are not astronauts, we are astro-somethings and where we are going shortly comes by our good choice and, you can’t come unless you have the right ticket!
Poor astronauts, they go to a stupid tiny, wonky space station and then they have to come back to a broken, hell-filled earth. We come back to a fixed, holy, pure, godly, glorious earth after seven years in heaven.
Even nature itself is barking with joy, in anticipation of our return and we haven’t even left yet! (Romans 8:18-19)
Beware of finding your answers for life with the masses. The masses become a defined entity, with an illegitimate, stolen authority. They are seldom right!
Beware of finding your purpose for life with the materialistic, money mad preachers of today.
Biblical salvation is the new birth, which comes with purity, holiness, perfection and God’s glory. Satan’s ‘salvation’ is an awakening to his godless ways, and life, with sin and evil entrenched.
- The true Christian has “peace that surpasses understanding”! (Philippians 4:7)
- “There is no peace for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22)
- “Wickedness is in the heart of man.” (Genesis 6:5, Jeremiah 17:9)
We are to judge ourselves now so that we will not be judged or condemned with the world.
The majority consensus is a lie. The masses are always blinded by their prejudice and tunnel vision, based on group think and speak.
Isaiah 7:9 “...If you will not believe, you will not be established.”
Isaiah 54:14 “In righteousness you shall be established. You shall be far from oppression and you shall not fear, nor from terror for it will not come near you.”
Today’s watchmen, Bible teachers and counsellors.
I encourage you to read and study the following verses. Know them well!
Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision, for the day of the Lord is near.”
Proverbs 14:25 (Amp) “A true witness delivers souls, but a deceitful witness speaks lies and endangers lives,”
Proverbs 11:14 “Where there is no counsel the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors (godly) there is safety.”
Isaiah 33:6 “Wisdom and knowledge (of God) will be the stability of your times, and the strength of your salvation. The fear of the Lord is his treasure.”
Genesis 6:3 “My Spirit will not strive with man forever.
►On the subject of the current social unrest and riots, Romans 13 says that the office of the authorities is of God. If an authority messes up, deal with it, but do not disrespect the office of the authorities.
What we are seeing is the rejection of God’s authority structures, which is in itself a rejection of God. This of course, makes way for the acceptance of evil and the antichrist.
It’s not about cops or criminals, or black lives matter or human rights. It’s not about Covid-19, lockdown, economic collapse, or any of these things. It’s about the vehicles for control, preparing for the antichrist to ride onto the stage.
When we see and know these things we know the answer to big question - Why?
When we know why, we rest, and instead of being stressed out. We have peace.
Why are you here? You are here to fulfil God’s call and plan for you and it is a plan of great glory. You cannot live in the peace of God and be fulfilled, if you live for self. Remember that self’s home is the world, and both have been infiltrated by Satan. We are to die to self and the world.
Psalm 18:32 “It s God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.”
Isaiah 43:7 “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
This is a combination of some of my pictures and my semi-abstract art.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!