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Edition 355: March 15th 2017
The Greatest Drama of All:
The Greatest Drama of All:
Acts 3:24 “All the prophets from Samuel, and those who follow, told of these days.”
The Greatest Drama of All was the title of a presentation I wrote and produced as an audio-visual show in 1980. It became the foundation for other things I wrote, and for The Prophetic Scroll.
This edition is a grand summary of the Greatest Drama of All – Gods plan of the ages from glory to glory, from victory to victory, encompassing all the attacks, destruction and judgments in between, culminating in a final, monumental time, never before seen on earth.
Being an artist, I know that you need to step back to have an objective look at your work as it progresses. Then you see the overall picture clearly. It really is advantageous to see and know the whole big-picture. That’s what this edition is about.
Part of the purpose of this edition is to annihilate the views of churches of replacement theology and to discredit and condemn all anti-Semites.
John 14:29 “Now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass you may believe.”
John 16:1 “These things I have spoken to you, so that you should not be made to stumble.”
I began my original work with the phrase: “A drama to put 1000 Shakespeare’s to shame.”
We are now almost at the final act of the Greatest Drama of All time. Don’t walk out of the theatre now! This is where it all comes together and happens. The curtain is rising, the veil is lifting!
To begin with, I want to give you two groups of words strung together. The first line of words describes some of the aspects of the Greatest Drama of All, from God’s perspective. The second line of words is the tragic, other side!
Words relating to God: Glory, majesty, splendour, triumph, exaltation, magnificence, miraculous, immortal , grandeur, jubilation, celebration, wondrous, delight, joy, blessing, euphoria, peace.
Words relating to Satan: Distress, disquiet, affliction, anger, hostility, anxiety, anguish, suffering, torment, evil, wickedness, dejection, grief, misery, sorrow, hopelessness, regret.
For a time such as this:
These are some descriptions of this monumental time, compiled from the verses in this edition:
●It is a time the forefathers and prophets looked to.
●It is a time like never was, nor ever shall be.
●It is a time of great perils, great tribulation, great wars, death and destruction.
●It is a time of doom, trembling, fear, pangs of sorrow, bowing to be slaughtered.
●It is a time of the wrath of God, the wrath of the Lamb, the wrath of Satan, man and nature.
●It is a time of lawlessness, pride, sin and violence, as in the days of Noah and Lot.
●It is a time of rampant deception, delusion, doctrines of demons and false teachers.
●It is a time of betrayal, backsliding and departure from the faith.
●It is a time when truth is cast down, mocked, and scoffed at.
●It is a time when much of the church will be cut-off and spat out.
●It is a time of great conflict over Israel, the Jews, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
●It is a time when all nations will stumble over Jerusalem and be destroyed.
●It is a time that rivals the first Exodus.
●It is a time when multitudes will be in the valley of decision.
●It is a time likened to life from the dead.
Here are some of the verses describing the days of this Great Drama.
Most of these verses relate to the seven-year tribulation period itself. The true church will not be here then, having been raptured. But that’s all part of the Great Drama, isn’t it!!
Matthew 24:21 “Then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world, until this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book.”
Jeremiah 30:5-6 “We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear and not of peace...Alas for that day is great, so that none is like it, and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he (Israel) will be saved out of it...”
The great cause of all the drama:
Lucifer was cast out and fell due to his pride. Adam and Eve fell, also because of their pride, in that they rejected God’s word and chose their own, inspired by Satan. Israel’s many rebellions to God were all essentially underscored by the pride of going their own way.
The pride of man is today, the biggest problem the world is facing. It is no different to ancient times! It is the great cause of all sin, evil and wickedness!
Have a look at that amazing fact, revealed by God thousands of years ago in His word – O, so relevant for today, right down to the fine details:
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.”
Isaiah 2:10 “Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty. The lofty looks of man will be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.”
Isaiah 13:6-13 “Wail for the day of the Lord is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty...every man’s heart will melt, and they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrow will take hold of them; they will be in pain as a woman in childbirth. They will be amazed at one another; their faces will be like flames. Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it...I will punish the world for its evil; I will halt the arrogance of the proud...Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of its place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger.”
Isaiah 65:11-12 “You are those who forsake the Lord, who forget My holy mountain (Israel)...therefore I will number you for the sword and you shall all bow down to the slaughter; because when I called, you did not answer, when I spoke you did not hear, but did evil before My eyes and chose that in which I do not delight.”
Do you see it? It’s not the sins of the world that will cause its destruction. It’s the sin of the world! The sin of the world is its pride, which causes all its sins. It’s the underlying cause revealed in these verses above, so succinctly! It is the pride of the heart of man – the great sin of Satan.
Note in these verses above that because mankind did not bow down to God and His ways, they will “bow down to slaughter.” Their proud arrogance will be consumed in wrath. They shall be made to bow down.
Their hearts will melt in pangs of sorrow, with faces enflamed. Many will repent in the tribulation period and be saved (differently from the true church), but many will not.
We as true believers have the beautiful privilege of bowing down to Him now in humility.
My friends, don’t blame God for the coming wrath. Blame yourself, then repent and escape it all!
The fall from grace:
God’s great, grand purpose and plan in all creation is a universe of splendour and magnificence, holy and pure.
He planned to create a people for Himself, alive to Him, with Him, for Him, part of Him, co-heirs of all things, living in pure, holy glory forever and ever.
Satan entered the scheme of things, attempting to side-track God’s plan.
Satan knew that God would provide His own Son as the eternal sacrifice for all sin. He knew that this suffering Messiah would defeat him ultimately and forever. His aim is to stop or delay the Messiah’s coming. (Genesis 3:15)
Satan knew that this Messiah would be born a Jew and come through the Jews. So, he tried to stop it all from happening.
He tried to kill the Jews. He tried to kill the young boys, knowing that Messiah would be born amongst them. He led the Jews into idolatry, knowing that God would disperse them as a result.
He tried to exterminate them through the mass murdering popes of the Inquisitions. He tried to kill them in the Holocaust. He tried to defeat them in numerous wars. He tried every way he could.
But the great backfire can be seen right here:
Jeremiah 16:14-15 “The days are coming says the Lord, ‘that it shall no more be said, The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, but, ‘the Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He has driven them, for I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.’”
In this verse above we see the outline of the great, dramatic second Exodus, rivalling the first!
Today, its Satan’s last stand as he is about to try defeating the Jews through wars, conflicts and turning the world and much of the church against them.
Again Satan and all his co-workers will fail miserably.
The Greatest Drama in types:
Types, shadows, symbolism, and parables are part of the wonderful methods our Lord uses to reveal and demonstrate His will and plans. These are visual aids, so to speak. But they are just as full of drama as the reality.
Let’s have a brief look at just a few of them:
●The Exodus ●Dry bones ●Horticulture in an olive tree.
●The Exodus was a spectacular, drama filled event. We have the children of Israel, with a call, plan and purpose on their lives, imprisoned in Egypt (type of the world). Moses comes along and says “Let my people go.” Pharaoh agrees initially, but pursues the Jews to kill them. He and his army are killed in the Red Sea, as the Jews make it to the Promised Land, a type of salvation.
●The story of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37) is a glorious, wonderful picture of the Jews coming to full salvation. We see a valley full of dry bones representing the Jewish people. The bones start supernaturally flying together, sinews, muscles and flesh then appear and the completed body stands up alive and well. Then a new heart is placed in them.
Ezekiel 37:14 “I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live and I will place you in your land. Then you shall know that I the Lord have done it, says the Lord.”
●The Olive tree miracle: (Romans 11) This amazing parable compares the work of God to an Olive tree. The Jews are the natural branches and the church is the wild-olive branches, grafted in. The warning is given to the wild olive branches (the church) not to become boastful, proud and arrogant against the natural branches (the Jews), who have been cut off because of their unbelief.
They (the church) are warned that they too will be cut off when God grafts the natural branches (the Jews) back in again. “Don’t be haughty, but fear, for God may not spare you.” (Romans 11:20)
This dramatic portion of scripture ends saying that God will graft the Jews back in again. This emphasises the fact that: “The calling of God is irrevocable.” (Romans 11:29)
Romans 11:15 “For if their (Israel) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?”
So here we have just a few wonderful types of the incredible work of God with the Jews. We see their rebellion, their return, their salvation and the grave danger much of the church faces right now as God’s work swings back to the Jews.
Many churches are not prepared to be co-workers with God for the salvation of the Jews. They have stolen the grace of God for themselves only. They are no better than the Catholics.
Do you think it’s just coincidence that these and many more stories in type or parable form are all unanimous and consistent in their major points and conclusion?
There are numerous other types of the ultimate victory of the Jews in salvation.
We see a very similar story in the attempt by Haman to kill the Jews, getting himself killed instead.
We see similar plots in the Feasts of the Lord.
The truth battle:
True love protects the truth. Hate lets the truth be compromised and eroded. It is hatred that lets error flourish.
Truth will always offend those who don’t love it.
There is only one way to effectively and experientially know the truth and that is to love it.
Truth is not so much a matter of being right or wrong and being able to put others down who are in error. It is far reaching with eternal consequences for you and everyone you come into contact with.
The truth relating to Israel, Jerusalem, the Jews and even the Temple Mount is monumental, with dramatic world-changing consequences. It is no small thing! It will set you free. The lack of it will imprison you!
I have leant a long time ago to fear the truth! In fact may I say; I love to fear it!
The Greatest Drama of All characterised and summarised:
At the end of the day, the unanimous, overall conclusion of the Greatest Drama of All is that you can’t destroy God’s work with the Jews and with the church.
Ultimately it’s all about God and the devil, but your response to either identifies you, like it or not. The wise will set their hearts to love our Lord and His word and will love what he loves!
This huge, great, monumental drama will encompass the great rapture of the church, and the lifting of the veil of spiritual blindness upon the Jews, as the dispensation changes and the worst time of judgements the world has ever seen, or ever shall see, unfolds in the tribulation.
This Great Drama includes the advent of the glorious Millennium - the 1000 years of peace, with longevity restored to the Jewish and Gentile tribulation saints.
We then see the final wrapping up of all dispensations, and of all time, as the earth and the universe heads into the mysterious, but wonderful eternity of eternities.
Everything we do as believers in response to our Lord’s prompting will earn eternal reward and places of authority in this new universe. At the same time the worst, most horrendous hell will be filled with all the world’s unbelievers.
It’s all approaching, looming, gathering like storm clouds. There is a fearful, menacing wind of evil in the air, near at hand, converging! Are you ready to meet your Lord and escape it all? Yes, of course it’s the great escape – thank the Lord!
This Great Escape is a very important key in the Greatest Drama of all time!
The great privilege of the diligent believer:
God always warns ahead of time. “He declares the end from the beginning." How amazing is that?” It is so you can see if the road you are on is right, from the start; from the middle and the end. So everyone is without excuse.
Isaiah 46:9-10 “I am God and there is no other; I am God and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.”
The fact that He knew it all from ages past is a great comfort. The fact that God knew you long before the creation of the world should give you real comfort and purpose in life as well. (Jeremiah 1:5, Ephesians 1:4, Romans 8:29)
The modern one-world globalist, one-world religion, no values crowd would be able to see right now that they are on the wrong road, on the way to hell, - if they would study the Bible! Due to their ignorance and delusion, they will never see it!
What an immense privilege we have to see right to the end of the journey, and the end of all things, even now – what amazing security and comfort that brings!
This Great Drama is foreordained, forthcoming, unavoidable, inescapable, inevitable, predesigned, predestined and predetermined.
It is sealed, by messages in the stars, in the world, and in the Bible. It is close at hand, finally unfolding and brewing with dire apocalyptic consequences for those who reject the truth.
Dark, dismal, grim times are facing the world, while untold glory, majesty and eternal victory, are facing the saved.
There are great and terrible consequences for not knowing Bible prophecy! You are in grave danger of falling for Satan’s prophecy!
The curtain comes down on the final act:
The great purpose in this Great Drama is that you, as a willing participant, learn the lessons of it. We need to humbly melt before God’s purposes and plans and glorify God in His final triumph.
Unlike Shakespeare, this is not about knowing and seeing the plot. It is all about your heart before God and changing your entire life radically!
Satan’s grand endtime drama involves replacing the word of God with his, nullifying it, mocking and trivialising it. He uses his agents the mass-media, the world and deceived Christian frauds.
It’s good to bear in mind that when the light goes out the darkness comes in. Today many so-called Christians are prime agents of Satan to dim the light.
The Greatest Drama of all incorporates judgment. Judgement is frightening for the wicked. For the true believer, the only judgment we will face is the assessment of our works for reward.
One thing you will not stop is coming judgement, but you can be safely in heaven when the full force of God’s judgement, wrath and fury is poured out on earth.
The greatest drama of all is in fact our redemption and the soon-coming completion of it, at the miracle rapture of the true church.
Do not trust the world. Don’t trust its word and ways. It is a deceiver, and liar. Let it reject you. It must. The world must think you are “crucified to it.” (Galatians 6:14).
To be “spat out” by the world is an honour and privilege. To be “spat out” (Revelation 3:16) by God is an eternal terror. To be hated by the world means you are God’s special and loved best friend forever!
Let the Lion of the tribe of Judah loose in your heart, not just a gentle, little Lamb. After the Lion has done His work in you, the wrath of God will be far from you.
The fear of God is wisdom. The fear of Satan is foolishness. If you have not chosen the fear of God, you are ignorant and full of spiritual foolishness and blindness. Repent now!
I took this picture of a lone Baobab tree at Kubu Island in the Makgadikgadi Pans – Botswana.
If you would like to see more pictures of this awe-inspiring, stunning, weird and wonderful place click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 354: March 8th 2017.
Earthly and heavenly inheritances:
Earthly and heavenly inheritances:
As the time draws near for many to step into eternity, it’s appropriate to have a close look at the destinies promised in the Bible for the true church, the false, counterfeit church, as well as the tribulation saints, both Jew and Gentile. It’s good to know where you’re going!
The distinctions revealed in scripture are very important for us to know. They also offer amazing insights into the rapture of the church.
Our three groups of people are: ●The dead who were saved through the new-birth and the saved who are living; in other words the church. ●The saved of the Old Covenant including the tribulation saints. ●The counterfeit Christians and spiritual frauds.
The inheritance of each group is eternal and unchangeable once eternity has been entered. Any and all changes in your life must be made and done now!
Set your heart and soul to know Him more – now!
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
Basics of our inheritance:
The inheritance of all those truly born-again of the Spirit of God is eternal life, which in reality begins even now. It includes rule and reign with our Lord in the entire universe, but will include ruling in this restored earth as well, but will not be limited to it.
Our inheritance includes the completion of our salvation in totally new supernatural bodies, with all knowledge and numerous supernatural powers and abilities, transcending the natural world.
Our bodies will be the same as that of our Lord after His resurrection and ascension. We inherit His very character and nature. We become “partakers of the divine nature.” (2 Peter 1:4)
Most importantly, our new bodies and resurrected lives will be sin-free and perfectly holy forever. We will be without any deformities, sicknesses or imperfections of any sort.
Romans 8:16-17 “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and joint heirs with Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
The Bible reveals two destinations with God-given inheritances. One is for the true church and the other is for the Jews and tribulation saints. Israel and the church are distinctly separate entities with their own characteristics. Both are unique and with differing destinations – for the next 1000 years.
The church is called a “mystery” because salvation is internal and separates us invisibly from the world. The Jews are no mystery. They are the visible manifestation of God’s miraculous calling.
The church is born of God from above and is totally supernatural, while the Jews are born of natural man. (Except of course those who are born-again)
The inheritance of the true church:
The church is unique in all time. It is a “mystery” as far as the Old Covenant and the Israelites are concerned. (Ephesians 3:2-10, Galatians 6:15)
The church is described as “having its citizenship and blessings in heaven.” (Philippians 3:20, Ephesians 1:3.)
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “...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 in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
So here we have: The saved dead and the saved living, as one group with a specific resurrection called the rapture, and a specific destiny and inheritance.
These verses below reveal more on our destination and inheritance:
1 Peter 1:4-5 “Through resurrection, we have an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.”
Philippians 3:20-21 “Our citizenship is in heaven from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Yeshua Messiah, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able to subdue all things to Himself.”
Ephesians 2:6-7 “He raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places with the Messiah Yeshua that in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kingdom...”
Do we have a heavenly or earthly inheritance and destination, or both? The answer is both. Our Lord Himself could and did zip between heaven and earth numerous times after His resurrection, at the speed of thought!
It’s not inconceivable that we will have the same privilege. Just maybe we will have wonderful heavenly homes and some pretty neat homes right here on the restored earth as well – just because we can!
Our inheritance and destination is far more spectacular than we can imagine, or more than most people have any idea of.
1 Corinthians 15:40-49 “There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies, but the glory of the celestial is one, and glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body...we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the heavenly Man.”
Hebrews 12:1 “We also are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses; let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
Revelation 22:5 “And there shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”
The inheritance of the Old Covenant and tribulation saints:
Israel’s inheritance is the restored earth of the Millennium. It will be with human longevity restored. You may say that it’s not fair or equal for God to have an earthly and a heavenly destination for the two groups. That is God’s business, and I’m happy to leave it with Him!
Genesis 17:8 “I will give to you and your descendents after you the land in which you were a stranger – all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
Psalm 105:9-11 “He made His covenant with Abraham and gave His oath to Isaac and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying, ‘to you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.”
The Jews (and Gentile tribulation saints) will be the prime agents of God to restore the kingdom of God on the earth, in its original, pre-curse form. (Romans 9:26-29, Romans 11:26, Joel 2:32, Micah 4:7-8)
The centre of the earthly kingdom in the Millennium will be Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:1-4, Zechariah 8:20)
The earthly Millennial kingdom will know and experience true peace. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
This earthly Millennial kingdom will not be the final act of God. (Revelation 21:1-5)
People will be in natural physical bodies, perhaps with some new supernatural dimensions, but essentially it will be natural and physical.
Isaiah 65:20-22 “No more shall an infant live but a few days, nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; for the child will die one hundred years...For as the days of a tree. So shall be the days of My people, and My elect shall enjoy the work of His hands.
People will again live for 800 to 1000 years, but they will die. There is no death for the raptured.
In the Millennium people will reproduce, but in the resurrection / rapture for the church there will be no marrying afterwards.
Matthew 22:30 “In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.”
Luke 20:36 “In the resurrection they will neither marry nor can they die anymore...”
The two verses above are seen by some as applying to the final end of the Millennium. I’m not arguing or entering that debate.
►Jews who are born-again now are an exception in that they are part of the church. Ephesians 2:14-16, Galatians 3:26-29.
Destinations and the rapture:
If we have two very different destinations for the true church and for the Jews and tribulation saints, it goes without saying that there must be a different resurrection for each.
People who die now, who are within the true church, are immediately delivered to the presence of our Lord. They are not left in some holding-place to join those who will later become the tribulation saints.
The dead in Messiah, and those who are alive at the time will be caught up (raptured) to be with the Lord. The tribulation saints are never told that they will be “caught up to meet the Lord in the air” and then be rewarded in heaven while the tribulation is on the go on the earth. It just doesn’t fit!
The tribulation saints will all be collectively raised at the very end of the tribulation at the Second Coming. (Revelation 20:4-5) They will go into the Millennium right here on earth.
As there are different destinations for the church and the tribulation saints, so there are two resurrections, one called the rapture, separated by seven years.
Frauds, counterfeits and false Christians:
Psalm 10:13 “Why do the wicked renounce God? Because they have said in their hearts, ‘You will not require an account.’”
The great tragedy of many so-called Christians is that they think God loves them blindly and demands nothing of them!
It’s not wise to change God’s ways to suit your own. Today very few people, even in the church have a right heart after God!
Acts 28:26-27 “Go to this people and say: Hearing you shall hear and not understand; and seeing you will see and not perceive; for the heart of this people has grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing and their eyes have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart and turn, so that I should heal them.”
Jeremiah 7:23-24 “Obey My voice and I will be your God and you shall be My people, and walk in the ways that I have commanded you that it may be well with you.’ Yet they did not obey nor incline their ear, but walked in the counsels and the imagination of their evil heart, and went backwards and not forward.’”
There is an enormous group of people in the world who think they are saved because they say they believe. They may go to a church once in a while.
You will know them by their fruits which are:
●A major fruit of the counterfeit is ignorance of God’s word, with no interest in knowing it. ●No interest in deep, long study of the word, prayer, fasting, denial of self and taking up one’s own cross. ●You will know them by the fact that little has changed in their lives since they “believed.” They live for self. ●You will know them by the fact that they have no fear of the Lord.
●You will know them by the words they speak and the way they speak. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34)
●You will know them by all the fruits of the flesh as listed in Galatians 5:18-21. They are:
“Lusts, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions and heresies, envy, revelries.”
These are the people to whom our Lord will say: ●“Depart from Me, I never knew you.” (Matthew 7:21-23) ●These are the people who do not have enough “oil in their lamps” (Matthew 25:3) ●These are the people who presumed they would be saved on their good works and to whom our Lord says at the Great White Throne Judgement – “Anyone not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.”(Revelation 20:15)
Our Lord talks of the “resurrection of damnation.” (John 5:28-29) This is the end for the fake Christian and the unbeliever.
My friends, you need to be born-again from above by the Spirit of God, through the shed-blood, the cross and water. This means that the essence of “you” dies and you become a “new-born creation.” Believing is not enough. “Even the demons believe and shudder at their future.” (James 2:19)
►Anyone with any doubts about their own salvation or what it actually constitutes, please click on the link at the top right of this website, entitled “Salvation.”
Some inheritance and destination details:
Where are our new heavenly mansions? They are not on the earth. They are in heaven which will be our abode and headquarters, from which we will rule and reign in the whole universe. (John 14:2-3)
Our Lord said that He was “going away” to prepare our dwelling places in heaven. The abode of the tribulation saints is the earth. Just that alone proves two distinct destinations and inheritances.
What will your future body look like? Will you have any choice in the matter?
It’s not exactly clear, but some people maintain that we will have a choice in our appearance up to a degree. We must remember that we will be in an environment of total holiness and purity.
Our future eternal bodies will be set at about 30 years old. Medical science has recently discovered that DNA stops ageing at about 30. This is also more or less the time our Lord was crucified and rose again.
Okay – that’s not cast in stone – but I like it a lot, barely being able to walk these days!
We will maintain our essential identities and major characteristics, but our eternal future state will be purified and perfect.
We will differ from each other based on our works done while alive on earth and in response to God’s call and leading. (1 Corinthians 15:40-42, 1 Corinthians 3:12-14)
Part of our inheritance will be the rewards represented as crowns in some verses and as gold, silver, precious stones in others. There will be loss of reward for the times we were dumb turkeys.
Some people will be given greater authority in the resurrection than others, again based on their diligence and obedience to God’s word and call now.
The grand, glorious amalgamation:
At the end of time as we know it, which will be at the end of the Millennium, huge changes will take place. This present earth will be destroyed and re-made into something so spectacular and glorious we can’t even imagine it. The heavens (all the stars of the universe) will also be renovated.
Every single trace, spiritual and otherwise of sin and evil will be destroyed from the entire universe. It will be pure, holy and righteous forever.
This will be when all the unbelievers of all ages finally appear before God and are cast into hell.
This will be when saved Gentiles and Jews of all ages / dispensations come into one new, eternal dimension and purpose, amalgamated by our Lord with one purpose and with Him. This is called the “eternity of eternities” and we have no idea of the glory that lies ahead!
All people will have resurrection bodies. So the tribulation saints finally end up just the same as the true church. The unbeliever will also receive bodies that live forever, but will be imprisoned forever.
God knew all these things long ago and planned it all. He even knew, before the foundation of the earth, that you would become one of His own and then predestined it to be so. By the way, predestination is not that difficult to understand.
Predestination is based on God’s foreknowledge – simple. It’s like this: If you knew that your neighbour, who is an obnoxious pig now, would get saved next week, you wouldn’t greet him with “oink, oink” now, would you?
Numbers 14:21 “As I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.”
Hell – the inheritance of unbelievers
All humans live forever. All will see God. All unbelievers will have a glimpse of this universal glory from the dock of the Great White Throne courtroom. All unbelievers will retain and perhaps be given full knowledge like us. BUT it will be too late.
Their horror is that they will be imprisoned in the dungeon of hell for eternity, unable to escape the dark clutches of Satan, his demons and fallen angels. They will be in a supernatural prison of untold horror.
Can you imagine the horror of suddenly knowing all things and suddenly realising how wrong you were when the truth was right before you and you rejected it?
At the end of the day there will be few who are saved. Many who think they are are not. The problem today is that few people will pay the price – any price in fact.
Can you be saved and not believe the Bible? Can you be saved and never change your ways? Can you be saved and hang onto sinful lifestyles?
The answer is yes you can be, if your intention is to repent, reverse and change those things. If there is no intention to change, you may not have the indwelling Spirit at work in you.
Yes, of course salvation is not based on works, but if you have the Spirit of God in your heart, there will be evidences down the line.
Revelation 22:3-5 “There shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face and His name shall be on their foreheads and there shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.”
Please note the last few words of this spectacular verse above! We will reign forever!
The word “reign” as used here is Strong’s G936 = “basileuo” meaning: “Kingly power, governorship and rulership.”
How amazing is that? My friends, we have the most incredible inheritance imaginable laid up before us. In time to come, we shall reign with our Lord forever and ever!
What or who will we reign over? I don’t know – I’ll tell you when we get there. But do remember that there is a whole universe out there!
Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall pursue me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
I took this picture of a section of Lone Creek Falls in the forests of Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 353: March 1st 2017
Sky signs, earth signs, heart signs!
Sky signs, earth signs, heart signs:
The Bible talks of many end-time signs in the sky relating to our Lord’s coming. It speaks of numerous signs on the earth and in the world. It speaks of the condition of the heart of man in these times, both of the saved and the unsaved.
This edition is to inform you, help you, bless you and warn you of the pitfalls and dangers now and in the short time ahead, which are all escalating and intensifying.
Impending, ominous, doom looms large for many, and they can’t see it. At the same time, great joy, glory, majesty, honour, triumph and exaltation from our Lord is fast approaching for many.
Signs are to warn us, but also to show us which way to go. Signs are not to be ignored as most of the church does today, thanks to their blind guides. But we must not get the signs wrong either and go off in the wrong direction.
Thankfully we have seen that the Bible signs and prophecies that have already come to pass and been fulfilled, have done so perfectly with not one miss. So we can absolutely trust every word. If we are on the right road, it will be seen and be evident in the hearts of those on the journey.
The hearts of those who are right with God and on the right road will be full of good fruit and their lives will in fact be a banner and a sign to the world as well.
A bad or wrong heart will absolutely get you to see the wrong thing in the signs and go the wrong way, taking others with you.
1 Chronicles 26:16 (Temple Gatekeepers) “...At the West Gate, on the ascending highway you shall have watchmen opposite watchmen.”
Psalm 119:148 “My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate (know) on Your word.”
What is most important is to know and understand that we are to be watchful for all the signs. We are to know the signs in the sky, the signs in the world and in our hearts!
There is a very great danger evident in so many right now. I’ve mentioned it before. It is that too many are putting all their eggs in one basket. Far too many are looking at the coming signs in the sky, specifically the Revelation 12 sign, with tunnel vision.
If the earth and world signs are not running parallel to the Revelation 12 sign, as we approach the time – forget any message in the sky!
I am watching the Revelation 12 sign cautiously. I have not thrown it out, but I see some very real dangers that many are simply ignoring.
Personally, in the past I’ve looked at, and presented you with rapture-time scenarios and possibilities. With every one, I’ve said that they are possibilities and, if memory serves, I’ve also said just what I’m saying here now: All the ducks must be lined up in a row!
Amazingly, so many in the past have found this or that great secret as to when they think the rapture will be, and held to it right up to the day – but the other main signs have been missing! They all end up with a bit more than egg on the face!
I recently saw a video clip by some fool-Jezebel type woman who claimed that Nibiru would hit the earth this last Christmas day, but it would be okay because the rapture would happen right then too.
The incredible thing was that so many deceived, blind, fools bought right into her satanic garbage.
When something is of our Lord, there will be confirmations in the Bible itself as well as amongst certain types of mature believers. I can’t stress how important this is.
Let me start by offending many. If you look at those who confirm, accept and promote the Nibiru / Planet X deception, you are more gullible than you can imagine. Only a certain type of gullible, person falls into those traps with an occult source.
Most of the Nibiru supporters have no idea of the occult origins and involvement.
Many people are also falling into the trap of “private, personal interpretation”, relating to many other things, which is not only wrong, but forbidden in 2 Peter 1:20-21.
Look for what finds acceptance and bears witness with mature believers with a track record of stability and endurance. Beware of that which changes long accepted, Bible-proven interpretation. That's not to say a new revelation can't come along, but if it's of God it will be confirmed by the right people.
The Revelation 12 sign dangers:
There are a few big problems with the general interpretation of and application of the Revelation 12 sign, which require a lot of explanation, so I won’t go into it all now.
The biggest issue of all lies in the fact that the “great sign” of Revelation 12 may well turn out to be a supernatural sign and event in the sky and have nothing to do with any computer program called Stellarium or any other.
Many say that the Bethlehem star was a comet. I reject that. Many say that the darkness that fell when our Lord was crucified was an eclipse. Since when do eclipses last for nine hours? Both were supernatural events.
People don’t like that idea, because it takes them out the picture, and they like to have a natural, physical explanation for everything, so that they can put it to rest in their simple minds.
So, what I am saying is – be careful out there, don’t put your entire trust in one thing that may or may not turn out as expected.
I have said and will say again and again that all the other signs must be in place, and then we’ve got it – not before or without them all lining up.
The earth signs:
I have mentioned these signs in previous editions, so this is a brief overview of what must be in place at the same time as the sky signs.
By the way, the Bible says “I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know them...” (2 Peter 1:12) So, repetition and hearing things a few times is a good method of learning!
●A pre-tribulation rapture requires the start of the tribulation period as a new dispensation at the same time. There is no inter-dispensational time period – that’s biblically impossible.
Therefore we must have some sort of international peace agreement on the table ready for signing. That is a major world-sign. (Daniel 9:27, Daniel 11:21, 1 Thessalonians 5:3)
This coming peace treaty must be new and not some old agreement revived, as many teach. It must be new because it is a seven-year agreement. No other, like the Oslo Accord, or any other, was specifically a seven-year agreement.
All other older peace agreements are null and void because they were never ratified and would have to be re-negotiated, because so much has changed since.
There will be no rapture and no tribulation start without this major world-sign in place, no matter what any sign in the stars or anywhere else points to.
●We must see the ten-nation European confederacy with an eastern and western leg in place or at least close to being formed. It is required by prophecy soon into the tribulation.
●We must see the emergence of a one-world, one-currency, and one-religion system. These things don’t happen overnight. They are tribulation events, but must be at least in sight, being prepared at the tribulation start.
●We must see the preparations for the building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount. It is required at mid-tribulation, so must be in sight well before.
There is very little time left for all of these signs to appear. Yes things can happen fast, but they need to happen very, very fast.
There are numerous other signs that need to be in place too.
Signs in the heart of man:
Proverbs 27:19 “...A man’s heart reveals the man.”
Perhaps the biggest end-time sign in the heart of man is pure deception!
A soft, broken and teachable heart is a pre-condition for seeing correctly and being led into all truth.
The end-time heart signs revealed in the Bible are: People being in love with themselves, in love with money, despisers of the ways of God, superficial, filled with great continuing and steadily worsening deception.
People will be worshipping the gods of Babylon and Baal and all its offshoots. People will ignore, or be ignorant of the word of God, even though it’s more available now than ever before, and is right in front of them!
A big and real end-time sign is more and more people becoming more and more involved in the occult, witchcraft, fortune telling, spiritism, sorcery, and the like. (Deuteronomy 18:9-12).
The Bible is the source of the signs we are interested in. But there are different levels of Bible understanding.
●Firstly there is the dead-letter version, which the Bible itself describes as spirit-less understanding. (2 Corinthians 3:6). This way has produced all the divisions we have in the dead denominational churches.
●Then there is spirit-led and informed understanding and interpretation, which is absolutely necessary. This is where our Lord proclaims that “He will show you things to come.” (John 16:13).
●Then there is the understanding coming from the living words of the living God speaking now in your own heart, which is only available to those who qualify and meet the conditions.
Job 28:12-28 “Where can wisdom (of and from God) be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its value, nor is it found in the land of the living. Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil, that is understanding.”
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Psalm 25:14 “The secret counsel of the Lord is with those who fear Him and He will show them His covenant.”
Today we are in a world with no fear of God. The result is ignorance of God, presumption, man-made doctrines and idiots with no revelation knowledge of God.
No one can know God without the fear of God and this has many evidences in your life. In many respects, the fear of God compares to taking up your own cross. Today many have removed the cross and others have modified it to suit themselves.
The cross of self-denial is before all believers. You can take it up or flee it.
Cross-less Christianity is a modern curse and a sign of hearts being far from the living God.
In all of our hearts there is a throne of pride and a cross lying on the ground in front of us. You have to get off your throne and bow down to pick up the cross.
We must go through the soul-agony of loss of all our ideas and idols. We must become detached and removed from our self-will and exaltation. We must be silent before God and shut up, before we can know and speak His revelation-word.
To really encounter the living God is shattering. It breaks you down, so that He can lift you up without all your garbage, presumption, sin and un-holiness.
Job 42:5 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my (spiritual) eye sees You and I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
We are entering a time of universal darkness, emptiness, barrenness and dryness. But there are those who hunger and thirst for the purity, holiness and righteousness of God. They will be filled.
Self and sin and the world’s ways is the veil that hides the face of God. Only the cross breaks these enemies in our lives.
Many want to be saved but won’t surrender fully. They end up as twilight Christians half in the shadows. Their sick religion offers plenty and demands nothing.
The truth they have soon erodes away as it must into the mist of this universal darkness and a religious, hazy half-light. It is like lukewarm light! It will poison and kill you!
The more at home you are in this world, the greater your problem and the greater the work you will have to do to die to it.
Many of today’s “successful” preachers are failures and leading others to failure. They teach that a Ferrari is valuable.
In many cases, the problem is not so much the signs or the content of the message, but the messenger! They are not messengers of the cross! Many are superficial frauds, looking for the approval of man. I always automatically reject the messages from these types, without question.
Most times I can tell in the first sentence whether a person is to be switched off or not.
Israel as a signs:
***Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
The “sign” in the verse above is the miracle people, the Jews themselves! This sign has other implications as well, which I won’t go into now, except to say that it relates to war of Gog and Magog). I’ll share more on this another time.
Here we have a magnificent, far reaching verse, with so many dramatic implications attached to every word!
Do you know that the many fulfilled prophecies relating to Israel are a great sign in themselves? (Isaiah 11:12) Israel’s birth, Jerusalem’s restoration, the Second Exodus, the land never to be lost again, and many more have all been fulfilled in our day. What a sign!
But the sign continues to speak! The Jews will be God’s chief evangelists to the Gentiles in the tribulation period. That means a pre-tribulation rapture. All from a few words in that incredible verse!
A message for the Jews: You are going to return to your Messiah. You will soon see with new eyes. It was written ages ago in Bible prophecy...it will happen. But when you return be careful not to return to the old ways. Return to your Lord who has many new things for you.
Church and Gentiles in general, know that to stand with and for Israel and the Jewish people is to be God’s own personal, close friend!
Psalm 60:11 “Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man. Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.”
1 Samuel 2:9 “The Lord will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked will be silent in darkness. For by strength no man shall prevail.”
Israel, Your God has been with you through the ages, even when you turned against Him, and were blinded as a result. But your eyes even now, are opening to your soon coming Jewish Messiah. Many forces, led by Satan, even some which you may think are too big for you to handle, will come against you. But fear not!
Look at that verse above again. “By (human) strength no man shall prevail against you". You have already won, so to speak! You are already the brothers and sisters of all Christian Zionists, who love you and stand with you.
My Jewish friends, you are God’s great sign in this world, of His soon return in judgement and love.
Anti-Semitism and its religious twin, replacement theology, are intensifying today. It is such a huge problem for its adherents because our Lord and Saviour is Jewish! That makes salvation a real obstacle for them. So, the anti-Semitic world is really shooting themselves in the head!
On the eve of destruction, most church ministers are playing ostrich, ostrich and wouldn’t dare pull their wolf-heads out of the sand to teach, inform and warn their blind sheep about the soon coming disasters.
The “Jerusalem” pictogram sign:
Amazingly, the pictograms of each Hebrew letter of the word “Jerusalem” paints a stunning picture. When the pictograms are put together this is what is contained in the name:
“A Prince is coming to do a mighty work, to accomplish a divine deed. It is to crush and destroy the voice of authority that is causing chaos confusion and death.”
That’s all hidden below the surface in the name alone...and people want to mess with Jerusalem!
●This is a short video clip on the meaning of Jerusalem: HERE
Signs will arise:
Be confident of this: It’s not our Lord’s character to catch us out or leave us uninformed. The signs will arise at the right time. It may be this year. If not, I doubt it would be longer than next.
The Revelation 12 sign may turn out to be right on the mark, as all the other ducks line up in a row. If not, it would not rock your boat because; you would not be putting all your trust in it. – Not so?
Please do yourself a favour and broaden your vision as far as the signs go and be honest with yourself. Look for all the signs together.
This great end-time drama is like a huge jig-saw puzzle. All the pieces must be there, and in place.
Please be discerning in these days!
Psalm 139:23 “Search me O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all of your heart, I will be found by you says the Lord.”
Titus 2:13 “We look for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Yeshua the Messiah.”
We have so much, of such incredible value and importance lying just before us, don’t give up!
Our bodies will be transformed in a flash and conformed to the body of glory of our Lord. It will be incorruptible, full of power. It will be a spiritual body able to transcend the physical and spiritual dimensions at will. We will have full and complete knowledge of all things. We will “bear the image of the heavenly Man.” (1 Corinthians 15:42-49, Philippians 3:21)
Our future eternal bodies will be sickness and deformity free, ageless, never to see death.
Psalm 139:16-17 “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they were all written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious are Your thoughts towards me, O God!
If you reject Bible prophecy and its signs, apart from rejecting one third of the Bible, you will receive the devil’s prophecy! Do you know what the devil’s prophecy is?
It’s anything you want it to be!
It’s the word of man, the word of the world and the word of the demonic. It’s all around us today!
Psalm 119:160 “The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of your righteous judgements endures forever.”
I took this picture in the desert section of Etosha Game Reserve.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 352: 22nd February 2017
Jeremiah 8:8 “How can you say, ‘we are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. The wise men (scribes) are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?”
The mass-media are killers of your values, killers of your soul and of your spirit. The press, western, in particular, is not free. It is enslaved and imprisoned to its big boss- Satan. They yap at the howl of the boss. They are true enemies of freedom wanting to re-engineer you and control you.
Today the mass-media, TV News channels in particular, are all yelling about how innocent they are, how worthy and necessary they are. They say that people should not criticise the media because of the important role they play. This has come about because of all the recent criticism launched against them for their bias.
Firstly, I am an ex-media man myself, having worked around the world covering everything from music, to fashion, to wars and to wildlife. So I have some insights into the workings of the media and what makes them tick and how they operate, which is similar for all of them.
I’m not suggesting that the mass-media are going around physically murdering people. My accusation against them is far worse. They are part of the cause of eternal spiritual death to many.
Hard news is fine, but be careful wherever opinion is involved. Even hard news can be an error in that editors can paint a picture or create influence by what is reported and what is left out of a story.
The Bible uses the word “scribe” many times. The original word is “Grammateus” which is a writer or reporter. It parallels with the word “journalist” which means “to inform.” In Bible days, the scribes always took the side of the religious or the politicians (Pharisees.)
They are condemned throughout the Bible for their ignorance of the truth and distortions, as is so clearly revealed in our key verses at the top.
Here are a few verses relating to the scribes or mass-media of Bible days:
Matthew 7:29 “For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
Matthew 21:15 “When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did...they were indignant.”
Luke 22:2 “The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him...”
Matthew 23:13 “Woe to you scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven for men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”
Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”
Jeremiah 7:28 “This is the nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God, nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.”
Mass spiritual murder defined:
If you try to remove God’s word from society there are terrible consequences. God’s word can never be removed. It is eternal. But what happens is that the counterfeit word of the devil comes in camouflaged as truth, deceiving all who are not aware.
If you reject all the many warnings of the word of God, you are left playing with a loaded gun. It will ultimately go off and send you to hell.
You don’t sacrifice truth because someone or some group may be offended by it! You can try to change the truth or avoid it, but all that does is light its fuse. It will blow you up. You see, truth is a Person. His name is the Great I am! He is the Lamb and the Lion, the Judge of all.
“Changing the truth for a lie” (Romans 1:25), leaves the truth the same, but changes you into a walking lie!
Avoiding the warnings does not make them go away; it just makes you a fool.
In the soon coming seven-year tribulation period some four billion people will die. Many of those will end in hell.
Is the mass-media guilty of removing the warnings of the Bible from modern society? It most certainly is – all the time.
The masses are always wrong – in every generation, largely because they have rejected God’s truth.
Removing God’s truth leaves you in a living “hell.”
Misdirection and misrepresentation:
Distraction or misdirection is a classical tool of the magician. He gets you to focus your attention on something else, albeit momentarily, so that you miss the main action, and end up fooled. This is a classic tool of the devil.
Misrepresentation, especially by the media, is simply a camouflaged lie. It presents it as the truth, while the real truth is somewhere else.
It’s very important to understand that the media always uses distraction and misrepresentation together...a very dangerous combination.
Here are some classic examples:
CNN claims that “terror doesn’t have a religion.” They claim that Islam is a “religion of peace.” That is the big, untrue misdirection. The masses then believe them. Part of the misdirection then goes on to claim that Islamic terrorists are the few who have been “radicalised.”
This misdirection now becomes misrepresentation and makes people believe that it’s just the few radicalised, lone-wolves who are the problem, and the rest of Islam is peace-loving, tolerant and respectable which can happily assimilate into the west.
The great misdirection and misrepresentation lets Islam off the hook, releasing it to continue its deadly Quran-instructed efforts of world-domination.
The media has now assisted Islam to mask itself through misdirection and misrepresentation.
The truth is the opposite. The mass-media would never ever present the truth, because they can’t. Both God and the devil have blinded them:
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “The gospel is veiled to them who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age (Satan) has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 “...They were full of unrighteous deception, because they did not receive the love of the truth that they may be saved, For this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie.”
That’s what you call being twice blinded - by Satan and God!
Why does the mass-media never report on the commands to violence of Islam’s Quran? It is because Satan is using them to misrepresent Islam thereby causing the masses to drop their defences and accept their own coming destruction (which they can’t see yet.)
The great media-created “magic” distraction now makes Islam a friend and Israel the aggressors!
The call of Islam’s Quran to violence:
Bear in mind that all Muslims are compelled to know, accept and believe the Quran. There are no Muslims who don’t believe their book.
This is a list of some of the 109 verses in the Quran calling for violence and death: HERE
Some of these include, beheading, cutting off of fingers, killing of infidels, rape and more.
As you read these verses of death and destruction in the Quran, you may wonder if CNN, SKY News, BBC and others of the mass-media are actually headquartered on the planet Mars. Because this is the exact opposite of what they present to the masses! The absolute opposite!
The mass-media have done an excellent job in lying, misrepresenting and misdirecting the masses.
The media’s claim that the Bible supports killing:
The mass-media often uses this excuse to justify or lessen the killing machine of Islam. Even if it were true, does that justify all the killing of Islam?
The truth is that the Bible did sanction a lot of killing in Old Covenant times. That was a different dispensation, in which God dealt with man differently. Now in the New Covenant there is no such thing. Besides, the reasons were not like those of Islam.
The commanded killing of the Quran is open -ended, it has been and still is ongoing and unchanged in its commands of violence and death. It also uses terrible torture.
More media-assisted misdirection and misrepresentation:
My friends, this is all no small thing. It is soon to impact and involve the whole world. It is soon to create the biggest wars we have ever seen and the greatest judgements upon the world it has ever known.
The media’s strategy and objective is to delegitimize Israel’s ownership of the land, the city and the Temple Mount. The media claims that the Jews displaced the Palestinians. That is the misrepresentation designed to legitimise the Palestinians as the rightful owners.
The media is even blind to the fact that Palestinians are a recently invented people with no legitimacy at all, never mind rights to the land! (Look it up.)
The truth is that the Temple Mount is fully Jewish owned, by covenant promise from our Lord, and so is all of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is never mentioned once in the Quran, while it is mentioned 667 times in the Bible.
Jerusalem has been the God-given Jewish holy city since the days of King David 3000 years ago. The word of God, as well as much archaeology proves it.
Believing the mass-media lie that the Palestinians have a legitimate right to any part of Israel and Jerusalem may just get you destroyed.
That may seem an outrageous statement, but look at the end of the story. Here it is right here:
Zechariah 12:2-3 “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. In that day I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples and all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations were gathered against it.”
If you are a true Christian, you do not have the option of believing the lies of the media. You must believe the truth. It will not only set you free, but it will also give you a God-inspired immunity to the deception and error of the devil, today, which is more dangerous than you can imagine.
Pillars of truth and pillars of error:
The pillar of truth is:
The Bible describes the “pillar of truth” in a most remarkable way. It says that the “church of the living God is the pillar and foundation of truth, without controversy...” (1 Timothy 3:15).
Isn’t it interesting that the mass-media not only attacks the truth in relation to the Jews and Israel, but also the true church of the living God.
Let me inform you mass-media, and your lovers... the pillar of truth will stand supreme forever. You will not. You will be crushed to pieces when your pillar of lies falls on your heads.
The pillar of error is:
The media believes that God’s promise of the land and city to the Jews is meaningless. The land belongs to the Palestinians and the Jews must give it up, they say.
If that were to occur, the world will become Islamic.
Today, the mass-media has enshrined, and attempted to sanctify their huge errors and lies. The media has made an idol out of their error as they condemn, delegitimize, desecrate and defile the truth of God’s word.
They have hidden their death in the embalming of their own idolatry.
I’ve said many times that the objective and strategy of the media is not to inform you but to change you, and make you a slave and servant of Satan. This includes making you a happy idiot without God in your life.
The light of God is truth and truth is a Person. Spiritual darkness and error is also a person - Satan. The Bible talks of the “Spirit of truth and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:6)
Matthew 6:22-23 “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light, but when your eye is bad, your whole body is full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is your darkness!”
Here are a few verses applying to the media:
Proverbs 28:4 “If you forsake the law (word or ways) of God, you will praise the wicked.”
Malachi 2:8-9 “You have departed from the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law (word.) You have corrupted the covenant of Levi...therefore I have made you contemptible and base before all people, because you have not kept My ways but shown partiality in the law.”
Jeremiah 2:17-19 “Have you not brought this upon yourself, in that you have forsaken the Lord your God when He led you in the way? And now why take the road to Egypt...Your own wickedness will correct you and your backsliding will reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the Lord your God, and the fear of Me is not in you.”
Romans 1:18 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
Ephesians 2:2 “You once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
Here are a few verses for you to guard against the media:
Psalm 101:3-4 “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness.”
Ephesians 5:11 “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them.”
Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God (spiritual warfare weapons) that you may be able to withstand the wiles of the devil.”
Some deeper thoughts:
You may not be aware of it, but today dark forces, are destroying minds and souls at a phenomenal rate – especially the youth. They are led by crowd-speak and the confirmation bias, and majority consensus of the masses, with God removed from society.
Today, ignorance of God’s word is perhaps your greatest enemy. Ignorance will get you deceived.
The strategy of the devil and his agents, the media, is to advance by blinding you to the truth, to misdirect you from his attacks and to remove or nullify your protection against them.
The media can’t tell the truth because it has rejected the truth! Its truth is the majority consensus and the opinions of the world, which they themselves have partly created. They believe that they are the truth!
Have they got the shock of all shocks coming soon!
You can’t walk in truth without the sin-removing cross. You can try as hard as you like, be as good as good can be, but you and your human good are lost in what is the essence of sin – life outside the cleansing work of the cross.
Error and evil has no restraint except what this one or that one decides, but there are no absolutes. God’s truth is full of restraint, borders and barriers and limits. (Hosea 4:1-2) Thank you Lord!
Trusting the truth-less media to inform and lead you is like trusting your own killer!
Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear.”
As far as Israel goes, God knows the future. God knew that the Jews would turn to Him and fulfil their centuries-old calling, so God spoke it, penned it, planned it and cursed all those whom He knew would come against His plans.
If your analysis or starting point is the situation now and recent history, you will get it all wrong, just as the world does. If however, your starting point is God’s ancient eternal covenants and His end-time promises, you will see rightly and correctly.
The world today is concerned with bringing down the walls of division across multiple areas, but one thing the world can’t do is get rid of their own sin. So their desired end-product is a world unified in peace, but full of sin. This new world of theirs will soon be totally and completely destroyed, never to rise again!
Imagine working all your life for world peace and you just about get there, but missed the greatest obstacle of all – sin, which you could do nothing about anyway even if you identified it and named it correctly. That’s what you call a great big OOPS!
What the mass-media has done is blind the masses to the true and very real danger right in front of them.
The biggest lie since Hitler is that Islam is a religion of peace.
The term “Palestinian State” is wrong. It should be Quran-based Islamic State with no Jews allowed, eventually consuming the entire land of Israel and then the world.
If, at the end of the day, there is no Jewish State, there will be a Palestinian State and no salvation going forth to the world.
The mass-media is preparing its worshippers for hell.
Your own eternal state may just depend on which side of the truth-fence you fall on.
The media has ignored the truth, but the truth is now returning and making them God’s very own enemies!
The media has now become the enemy of all truth, the enemy of God and His ways and plans, and His people. The media has become the friends of the enemies of God. The media is the great miss-informer, miss-director and distorter.
We must delegitimize the media, in the sense that you take everything they say, especially on morality and all things Israel-related, with a pinch of salt. We are now in a new phase where evil and good are clashing.
I took this picture sitting at a waterhole in the wonderful Etosha Game Reserve.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 351: 15th February 2017
Rapture, Rams, Shofars and more:
Rapture, Rams, Shofars and more:
I have written about the Feast of Trumpets many times, but this is mostly new.
The Feast of Trumpets is perhaps the most wonderful of the seven feasts. It has so many meanings, applications, symbols, signs and idioms in and around it. It is richer with typology than any of the others. Some meanings are hidden and some are found only in ancient Hebrew tradition, being largely lost in today’s practices.
In this edition I will look at a few of these incredible signs. There are many more which I haven’t shared yet and will sometime soon.
People say that all seven of the Feasts of the Lord have been fulfilled and have no applications for the church today – Wrong!
The prophetic aspect of the feasts are still on the go right now and will be completely fulfilled in the Feast of Trumpets, the Feast of Yom Kippur and the Feast of Tabernacles at the Second Coming and into the Millennium.
The traditional, anti-Israel view is that all the feasts have been fulfilled. There is nothing left to be fulfilled because Israel is now the church. This view is founded in the Babylonian-influenced churches
The next Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah occurs on the 21st and 22nd of September.
Is Rosh Hashanah for the church or Jews or both?
Personally, I believe that the rapture will happen on one of the two days of the Feast of Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets, as do many others.
Some say or ask, why the rapture would happen on a Jewish feast day when the church is Gentile and not Jewish.
The question alone offers an incredible insight into the success of Satan in re-characterising the church through the Catholic rejection of the feasts and other Hebraic traditions.
We must see biblical things “rightly divided” in dispensational terms, which are part of the Bible’s own revealed method of division. Some things apply to Israel and some things to the church and some things to both. You need the Holy Spirit to lead you.
Everything that is in and of the Old Covenant has some sort of prophetic application to the New. Besides that, Jewish time in dispensational terms is not complete yet.
The next great (very, very great) biblical, prophetic event on the horizon is the great dispensation change closing the church age and sending the world into the seven year tribulation, which is in fact another dispensation completely.
The feasts that have been fulfilled were done so in order. The remaining ones will also be fulfilled in the continuing order. Remember that the feasts prophetically, plot the course of the ages.
One of the feasts would most certainly be assigned in fulfilment to this huge milestone and world-changing event, the start of the tribulation. Because the Feast of Trumpets is next, it is therefore this feast that will mark this massive dispensational change.
As we go on, you will see exactly why this feast fits the bill so perfectly.
But let’s presume the original question is legitimate and say that the feasts have no application for the church. That would mean the Feast of Trumpets will find its fulfilment in the start of the tribulation period, which is for the Jews.
Good point – that’s true! But hang on right there. If we believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, that means that the rapture would take place right here at the start of the tribulation for the Jews! So there you have it – rapture covered, either way!
Miracles of Rosh Hashanah, also called The Feast of Trumpets:
Some of the names of this feast are: ●Rosh Hashanah, or the head of the year. ●Yom Teruah, or the day of trumpet blowing. It is called: ●Zicharon Teruah, the day of the shout for joy. It is called: ●Yom Hazicharon, the day of remembrance of sins. It is called: ●Yom Hadin, The day of judgement.
Rosh Hashanah also speaks of: ●The return of the King. ●The coronation of the King. ●The call of alarm, judgement, tears, sacrifice, and introspection.
Some of the many associations of the Feast of Trumpets:
●It represents the birthday of the world at the day of the creation of the world.
●It also represents the birthday of Adam and sin!
●Also born on this day were Yeshua, Cain, Abel, Abraham, Elisha and Joshua.
●Cain killed Able on this day.
●Rachel conceived Joseph on Rosh Hashanah. Leah conceived on this day.
●The dry land appeared after the flood of Noah on this day.
●Isaac was offered up on this day.
●The First Temple was dedicated on this day.
Rosh Hashanah is the feast at which the shofar is blown. No other form of trumpet is to be used. But here is the amazing thing:
The word Shofar comes from a root word meaning beauty. The sound can be made to sound like a deep sobbing – relating to repentance. It can also be made to sound like an alarm of judgement. It can be made to sound triumphant as in joyous victory.
The Hebrew meaning of Shofar also means “incising” or cutting deeply.
The shofar is blown with 100 blasts on each of the two days of the feast.
When the shofar is blown, the people tremble. (Amos 3:6)
The shofar is also associated with calling the dead from the grave.
The shofar is associated with spiritual warfare (Number 10:9).
Within the 100 blasts are nine required staccato blasts of the shofar known as the Teruah. Their purpose is to “awaken the soul.” Interestingly the word “Teruah” means to shout and nine is the number of finality.
A ram has two horns!
Even the shape of the ram’s horn shofar is important. It is to be curved, representing bending over in humility or bowing. The bend in the shofar is believed in ancient tradition to represent the transfer between this world and the next.
►The Feast of Trumpets is associated with Abraham placing Isaac upon a rock to sacrifice him, before the angel stopped him and pointed to the scapegoat. That rock is currently under the Muslim golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
►The Torah reading for Rosh Hashanah is Genesis 22 where Abraham takes Isaac to sacrifice him and the ram gets its horn caught in the thorns representing the sins of the people. Remember that when Adam sinned the earth sprang forth with thorns symbolising the curse going through to nature itself and the whole world.
Tradition claims that the ram caught in the thorns was trapped by the curve in its horn, but it was only the left horn, with the right horn being free.
At the Feast of Trumpets two ram’s horns are to be blown. Both must come from the same animal.
The left-hand horn / shofar which was caught in the thorns, representing the sin of the world, was to be blown first. This first sounding symbolises judgement on sin. This symbolises the start of the tribulation period of God’s judgement upon the world. This shofar is called “The first trump.”
The right-hand horn / shofar is then sounded. The blasts are celebratory and symbolise victory and deliverance. This symbolises the rapture of the church. This is called “The last Trump.”
The first trump is a symbol of the final regathering to Messiah of the Jews and their judgement. The last trump is a symbol of the rapture and the resurrection of the dead.
By the way, a shofar trumpet is also used at the Feast of Pentecost. This is also known as the “first trump”. This tradition came about due to the fact that the original Pentecost was the day Moses came down from Sinai with the law of God in stone. That day became the original birthday of Israel.
For the church, our Pentecost, being the day the law was implanted in our hearts, was the birthday of the new dispensation, which began at the “first trump.”
So we have a “first trump” blown at the birth of the church. Would it be surprising that the “last trump” will be at the end of the church age?
So we are very likely to see the tribulation period begin on the Feast of Trumpets, which means that the rapture would also occur then.
I reject the new popular teaching that there will be a long gap between the close of the church age and the start of the tribulation. It is hogwash.
Now let’s move over to the New Covenant and one of the rapture letters of Paul.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed – in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
Most who believe in a post-tribulation rapture use this verse, saying that Paul was referring here to the “last trumpet” in the book of Revelation, which closes the tribulation period or dispensation. They say that this is where the rapture takes place because that’s where the “last trumpet” is.
They are wrong.
►Paul could not have been referring to anything from the Revelation, because it was only written some 60 years after Paul! Again, Paul could not have been referring to this trumpet because it is not a shofar! A shofar is very specifically called for at the Feasts of Trumpets.
Paul had to have been referring to the “last trumpet” a shofar, of the Feast of Trumpets. The Greek word used in the verse above is “salpigx”, which the equivalent of the shofar in Hebrew.
But here’s the amazing thing: Paul is giving us a clue as to when the rapture will take place. There is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 are rapture verses, unless you’re stark raving mad!
►So, if these are rapture verses, and Paul says it will be at the “last trumpet” and he was referring to the Feast of Trumpets, guess when the rapture will take place?
Again bear in mind that the “last trump” of the Feast of Trumpets is the right hand horn / shofar, which is blown on the second day of the feast and it symbolises victory, release, joy.
It looks to me like the odds are stacked up for a “Trumpets” rapture!
The Temple and Trumpets:
Tradition claims that the shofar blasts are also a remembrance of the destruction of the Temple, causing the fear of God to arise. Numerous verses predict a rebuilt temple in the tribulation period.
The shofar blasts look back to the previous temples and forward to the next.
As we have seen, the Feast of Trumpets is associated with Abraham placing Isaac upon a rock to sacrifice him, before the angel stopped him and pointed to the scapegoat. Remember, that this particular rock is under the Muslim golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The Dome is the imposter and will soon be destroyed in judgement, making way for the Third Temple.
The Dome of the Rock and the other Mosques on the Temple Mount have now gained a false legitimacy, while even the idea of the Third Jewish Temple, still to come, is scorned by the world today.
It would not be at all surprising that the new Third Temple on the original site would have some relation to the Feast of Trumpets. Isaac’s rock is speaking!
Israel, Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Jews have all become the modern scapegoat. Actually, it’s Bible prophecy that has become the scapegoat. Actually it’s truth itself that is the new scapegoat, allowing evil to flourish and ultimately Satan and the antichrist to walk onto the stage as God.
But, beware, the ultimate scapegoat is Yeshua, our Lord and Saviour, and although slain, He rose again in glory and power and is coming back not as a Goat or a Lamb but as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, to devour all that is illegitimate and cross-less in the world.
Dome of the Rock – your days are numbered as are all the enemies of the Jews.
Bible doctrines are cast in stone; many other biblical things can be a matter of interpretation. But there are some biblical things that are more-sure than anything.
The seven feasts will all find their complete fulfilment in huge events soon to play out. It is impossible that they won’t. It is also impossible that they won’t continue to be fulfilled until their prophetic completion, in order.
It is impossible that the next in line for fulfilment, Trumpets, will not find fulfilment in some major prophetic event. All of the characteristics of this feast point to the dispensation change beginning the tribulation, which would then also see the rapture.
We know when the next Feast of Trumpets is and the next and the next, just by looking at the Hebrew calendar.
Is this coming one it? It may be. It looks very much like it so far. This is what we don’t know for sure. It may be Trumpets of 2018. I hope not. If it is, we will wait with anticipation. But be sure that the tribulation / rapture is very close at hand.
As I have said many times and will continue to do; be careful putting all your eggs of hope in one basket. We must have all the signs of prophecy lined up like ducks in a row. Then we will have it. If not, it doesn’t matter what signs there are in the sky or in the feasts – its back to the drawing board.
What signs are in place and what signs are still to appear:
Signs largely in place:
●The gospel preached in all the world, (Mark 13:10)
●Exploding knowledge, travel, technology, is fulfilled, but ongoing (Daniel 12:4).
●Israel is back in the land as a nation since 1948 and Jerusalem restored to the Jews in 1967 (Isaiah 66:8, 11:10-12, Jeremiah 30:3-4, Zechariah 10:10 and many more). The regathering is not complete.
●Israel springs forth with natural abundance (Isaiah 35:1, Ezekiel 36:11, Isaiah 41:18-20, Isaiah 27:6).
●The love of many believers grows cold. (1Timothy 4:1).
●World moral decay, including arising violence, terror, and aggressive homosexuality as in the days of Noah and Lot (Genesis 6:4-11, Matthew 24:37, Luke 17:26)
Signs still to come:
●A global currency, world government and control system (the mark of the beast) headquartered in a revised Roman Empire (EU) with an Eastern leg and a Western leg. (Revelation 13:7).
●Signs appearing in the sun, moon and stars. (Luke 21:25, Revelation 12).
●The veil of spiritual blindness on the Jews to their Messiah must lift more speedily. (Matthew 23:39, Romans 11:25, Acts 15:14-16.)
●The building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount is required by prophecy at the midway point in the tribulation, so it will need to be built early in the first half. (Isaiah 66:9 and many more.)
●The dividing of the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. (Joel 3:2, Zechariah 12:3) This is partially done even now, but is far from the completed end-time prophetic requirement.
●A peace treaty or covenant between Israel and “the many” must occur on day one. (Daniel 9:27, 1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Some of these signs do not need to be in place before the rapture and start of the tribulation, but they need to appear very soon afterwards. We will see signs of the signs coming beforehand.
Will we see the rapture coming?
We know that Elijah was raptured alive into heaven. Here is the story:
2 Kings 2:2-3 “Then Elisha said to Elijah, ‘stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.’ But Elisha said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you’! So they went down to Bethel. And the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?’ And he said, ‘yes I know; keep silent!’”
2 Kings 2:11 “Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”
Do you see it? Elisha knew beforehand that the Lord was about to take Elijah in rapture.
I pretty much doubt that either of them had any idea, weeks, months or years beforehand. But Elisha knew that day.
Does this mean that as the time for our rapture draws near we will gain more knowledge of it and know very soon beforehand? I would say that’s a very real possibility. It already looks that way as more and more revelation is revealed to the Lord’s prophets and watchmen.
At the same time, more and more false prophets and deceivers are appearing as well, serving their god of confusion well.
Did Noah know the time of the coming judgement by flood, a type of the tribulation?
Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah being warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear and prepared an ark...”
It seems he did know. The Bible also gives the time pretty clearly. (Genesis 7:6, 11-13).
Does this mean that we can know when the tribulation will start and when the rapture will be? Yes! I believe that as the time approaches the Spirit of God will reveal more and more to us.
Those who continue to argue that “no one knows the time, or the day and hour”, don’t have the foggiest idea what they are talking about. Sometime soon, I’ll explain it with biblical exegesis and you will be shocked. Here’s a hint: It’s got nothing to do with time.
My Jewish and Christian friends, we are in a time of fast-approaching prophetic fulfilment. It’s all looming, gathering and threatening. The world and its god are on a collision course with the living God.
The left-hand shofar of judgement is about to sound. The right-hand shofar, the last trump, of victory and rapture will sound soon.
There are messages in the stars, in the air and in the book. They are there for all to see. Are you ready for eternity in your new glorified, heavenly, eternally beautiful bodies?
I took the background picture from a chopper in the Mweni cutback in the Drakensberg Mountains. “Mweni” is Zulu for “The place of the needles.” I also took the picture of the Black Ibis flying off into the sunset and combined the two for fun.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!