Who is the Jewish Messiah as revealed in the Jewish Bible (Old Covenant).

The following verses are just a few of the many in the Old Covenant that undoubtedly reveal the identity of the Messiah! He is Yeshua the King of Kings and Lord and Lords.

Deuteronomy 18:18-19 “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you  from among their brethren and put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I commanded Him. I shall be that whoever shall not hear My words which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.”

Psalm 16:10 “For You will not leave My souls in Sheol, nor will you allow Your holy One to see decay.”

Psalm 22:16-18 “For dogs have surrounded Me; the assembly of the wicked has closed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”

Daniel 9:26 “And after the sixty two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself...”

Psalm 41:9 “Even My own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate My bread, has lifted up his heel against Me.”

Isaiah 7:14 “The Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and you shall call His name Immanuel.”

Isaiah 53:5, 7, 9, 12 “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed...He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth...And they made His grave with the wicked...He bore the sin of many.”

Isaiah 50:6 “I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.”

Isaiah 49:5 “Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel is gathered to Him.”

Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son.”

Micah 5:2 “But you Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands in Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be ruler of Israel, whose going forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and rising on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”


Check Lists:

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Introduction:

These are Bible check-lists which I starting putting together in the late 1970s, written out on hundreds of pieces of paper for myself. It’s taken me years to add to them and refine them down to the most important ones, and now here they are for your benefit. There is very little of my own words here, just Gods words neatly categorised.

Don’t think that because you know these things you don’t need to read and “know” them further.

2 Peter 1:12 “I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know them and are established in the present truth.”

We are fast approaching the days in which everything that can be shaken will be shaken. Multitudes will be “in the valley of decision” and many will have their faith rocked and stripped away. Spiritual conflict will confuse many. ‘Stress’ will be the name of the day. In the midst of a growing world-crisis, some will reach out for the glory of God’s truth and cling to it.

In this day of great danger, if you do not know at least the basics of these Biblical things you are in infinitely greater eternal danger than you are even aware! Do not gamble with eternity!

We are in a world of spiritual famine. Many of these Bible verses and principles are unknown in modern church circles. Many of these verses are incredibly profound, yet tragically, few know them.

I have nothing to prove, or no personal agenda. I especially have no church doctrine to uphold. I have nothing to gain except the hope and desire that you move forward growing in glory with our wonderful Messiah leading the way.

There are many pieces of the grand prophetic picture falling into place now. Exactly how much time we have left I don’t know, but I do know that it is little. I also know that few will saved compared to many who will be eternally lost.

These are critical urgent times and many continue to live with no awareness of impending catastrophes, just as in the days of Noah.

A small part of the Church will fulfil God’s plan while a large part will fulfil Satan’s plan.

The Middle East and Israel in particular, will be the key to the entire prophetic picture and few know anything about it. Deep ignorance is the order of the day relating to the Middle East. In these days of spiritual conflict most people in the world are completely unprepared.

It is highly dangerous especially in this day of fast rising, prophesied deception, to measure or compare yourselves with this Church or that, or the average spiritual temperature of this time.

2 Corinthians 10:12 "For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise."

You are a giant fool if your measure yourself by modern worldly standards and values.

Luke 16:15 "You are those who justify yourselves among men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God."

1 Corinthians 3:19 “The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.”

Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.”

As you read these check-lists, be aware that this is God’s unmoved, unquestionable standard and every human being will give account to God based on these foundational verses, and of course much more. These check lists are more than that; they are your direction finder.

Proclamations: It is always a powerful thing to proclaim and speak Gods word. Do it.

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Church leader / pastor please take note of this dramatic picture of God’s holy requirements, and make appropriate changes if needs be.

Some reading these things will ignore them and continue on their road to hell. Others will ignore some of these principles and will still be saved by the skin of their teeth. Others with a soft heart to God will welcome and receive these things as they melt into God’s ways.

These verses will be a joke to some, a great comfort to many and a terror to others.

 

shofarminesmlYour all-important Bible check-list on HEAVEN or HELL:

The foundational tripod of salvation:

Leg one of the tripod is the new-birth as a deliberate life-changing choice-event. Leg two is adult water baptism in the form of total immersion. Leg three is baptism in the Spirit as an event subsequent to salvation, with the evidence of tongues.

This is the most important check-list you will ever read...ever! If your foundation is wrong, whatever you build on it will fall.

John 3:3 “Unless one is born again he will not even see the kingdom of heaven.”

John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and He who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

John 14:6 “Yeshua said to him, I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast.”

Acts 4:12 There is no salvation in any other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “If anyone is in Messiah he is a new creation; old things have passed away; old things have passed away and behold all things have become new.”

Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptised will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.”

Matthew 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.”

Acts 9:17-18...”Receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales and he received his sight and he arose and was baptised.”

Acts 19:2-5 “He said to them, did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? And they said that they had not so much as heard that there is a Holy Spirit...when they heard this they were baptised in the name of the Lord.”

Acts 10:44 “While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell on those who heard the word.”

John 18:37 “...Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

Romans 2:8 “To those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness – indignation and wrath.”

John 14:17 “He will give you the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him for He dwells with you and will be in you.”

 

shofarminesmlYour all-important Bible check list on SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS:

This list reveals why many can’t and will not see God’s truth. These verses show why many can’t be saved, or participate in the rich things of God. These verses reveal why there is so much confusion amongst and between dead churches. The major ingredient for spiritual sight is to open yourself to love all of God’s word and change your own ideas. Your own self-sight born in your pride must be dethroned.

Psalm 119:89 “Forever, O Lord Your word is settled in heaven.”

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perishing, 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.”

Matthew 6:23 “But if your eye is bad your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is really darkness, how great is that darkness.”

John 3:19 “This is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”

Romans 1:21-22 “Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise they became fools.”

John 9:39 “For judgement I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may be made blind.”

Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor do they understand; for He has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, and their hearts so that cannot understand.”

Obadiah 3 “The pride and arrogance of your heart has deceived you.”

James 4:6 “God resists the proud but gives grace (includes sight) to the humble.”

Nahum 1:8 “Darkness will pursue His enemies”.

Job 15:8 “Have you heard of the secret council of God, do you limit wisdom to yourself?”

Job 42:5 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my spiritual eye sees You, therefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.”

1 Corinthians 2:14 “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness; nor can he know them, for they are spiritually discerned.”

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this world has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of God should shine on them.”

Psalm 119:37 “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things and revive me in Your ways.”

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.”

Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes that I might see wondrous things from your word.”

Daniel 12:10 “Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly, and the wicked shall not understand, but the wise will understand.”

Isaiah 59:14 “Justice is turned back and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street.”

Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put sweet for bitter and bitter for sweet! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes.”

Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law (word) praise the wicked.”

Malachi 2:17 “You have wearied the Lord with your words...in that you say everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord and He delights in them.”

John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Psalm 36:9 “In your light we see light.”

Job 23:12 “I have not departed from the commandment of His lips, I have treasured His word more than my necessary food.”

 

shofarminesmlYour all-important Bible check-list on FRUITS:

These verses are a guide to your path. If you are on the right path these will be the fruits. If not there will also be fruits of a different kind.

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2Thessalonians1:7-8 “God will give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Yeshua Messiah is revealed from heaven with all His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel.”

Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

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.”

Isaiah 33:6 “Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and the strength of your salvation.”

Proverbs 11:2 “With the humble comes wisdom.”

Psalm 16:11 “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasure forevermore.”

Galatians 5:22-24 “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. Against such there is no law and those who belong to Messiah have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Galatians 5:19-21 “The works of the flesh of evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness , licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred contentions , jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries and the like...those who practise such things will not enter the kingdom of God.”

Isaiah 57:15 “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

 

shofarminesmlYour all-important Bible HOLINESS check-list:

The original word for “holiness” means separate and apart. This is distinct from the ways of the world and must be in you and part of you.

1 John 3:3 Those who have this hope in Him purify themselves.

Ephesians 1:4 “He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”

Isaiah 43:12 “There was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses says the Lord.”

Exodus 23:1-2“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow the crowd to do evil...”

2 Corinthians 6:17 “Come out from among them and be separate says the Lord and I will receive you and I will be a Father to you and you shall be My sons and daughters says the Lord.”

Psalm 119:53 “Indignation and horror has taken hold of me, because of the wicked who forsake your law.”

Psalm 15:1-2 “Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle...He who walk uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.”

Psalm 140:13 “The upright shall dwell in Your presence.”

Proverbs 3:32 “The Lord’s secret counsel is with the upright.”

Daniel 2:21-22 “He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness and light dwells with Him.”

Psalm 25:14 “The secret counsel of the Lord is with those who fear Him and He will show them His covenant.”

Psalm 40:4 “Blessed is the man who makes the Lord His trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”

Psalm 119:63 “I am a companion of those who fear You, and those who keep your precepts.”

Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of springs the issues of life.”

Proverbs 21:8 “As for the pure, his work is right.”

Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the Lord leads to life and he who has it abides in satisfaction, and will not be visited with evil.”

Daniel 12:10 “Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly, and the wicked shall not understand, but the wise will understand.”

2 Peter 1:11 “An entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

Psalm 119:165 “Great peace, have those who love Your word and nothing causes them to stumble.”

Psalm 97:10-11 “You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.”

Philippians 2:15 “Will you become blameless and innocent children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation among whom you shine as lights in the world?”

2 Samuel 23:4 “He shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, and clear shining after rain.”

Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold onto his ways, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”

Psalm 84:5 “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.”

Isaiah 26:2 “Open the gates that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.”

Proverbs 4:18-19 “But the path of the righteous is like the shining sun, that shines even brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.”

Proverbs 15:24 “The path of life winds upwards for the wise, that he may turn away from hell below.”

 

shofarminesmlYour all-important Bible check-list on JUDGEMENT:

The issue of correct judgment is vital. The fact that judgement has been ignored is part of the reason the church is in such a mess today. Judging from a point of view of self-elevation and pride is condemned, but most certainly not in other areas.

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John 9:39 “For judgement I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may be made blind.”

John 5:30 “...As I hear I judge; and My judgement is righteous because I seek not My own will, but the Father who sent Me.”

John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgement.”

1 Corinthians 2:15 “He who is spiritual judges all things.”

Psalm 119:108 “Teach me Your judgements.”

Matthew 7:1 “Judge not that you be not judged, for what measure (how) you judge, it will be measured back to you...” (This speaks of judging others from a pride point of view to put them down and exalt self. It is not speaking of judging between right and wrong from God’s point of view.)

1 Peter 4:17 “For the time has come for judgement to begin in the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

Romans 2:2 “We know that the judgement of God is according to truth against those who practise such things.”

Isaiah 26:9 “...For when Your judgements are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”

Nahum 1:2 “The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries. He reserves His wrath for His enemies.”

Jeremiah 5:22 “Do you not fear Me?” says the Lord. Will you not tremble at My presence...”

 

shofarminesml Your all-important Bible check-list on the centrality of the CROSS:

This is the instrument of death which kills all that is of the world, the flesh and demonic in our lives and transforms us into liberated people experiencing separation from the world and new resurrection life. Those with the work of the cross in their lives will be hated and persecuted.

Philippians 3:10 “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.” (This is the most powerful verse in the Bible.)

1 Corinthians 2:2-4 I determined to know nothing among you except Christ and Him crucified...my words were not with persuasive words and human wisdom but in demonstration and power.

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Matthew 10:38-39 “He who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”

Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Messiah; it is no longer I who live but Messiah who lives in me...”

Galatians 6:14 “God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, by whom the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.”

1 Corinthians 2:16 “To one we are the aroma of death to death and to the other the aroma of life.”

Philippians 3:18 “Many walk of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah.”

 

shofarminesmlYour all-important Bible check-list on the CHURCH:

These are just a few verses relating to the Church. They are of major importance.

Church doctrine:

1 Corinthians 3:3-4 “...Where there is envy strife and division are you not carnal? For when one says, I am of Paul and another, I am of Apollos, are you not carnal.”

Romans 16:17 “I urge you brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine you learned, and avoid them.”

2 John 10 “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor even greet him.”

Hebrews 6:1-2 “...Let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and faith towards God, of the doctrine of baptisms (plural), of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead and of eternal judgment.” (All of the doctrines of Messiah’s truth are contained in these.)

Mark 7:13 “You make the word of God of no effect through your traditions which you have handed down.”

Colossian 2:8 “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the traditions of men, according to the basic principles of the world and not according to Messiah.”

Galatians 1:8 “Even if we or an angel preach any other gospel, than which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”

1 Corinthians 1:10 “Now I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgment.”

John 17:20-21“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, that they all may be one, as you Father are in Me and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

2 Corinthians 10:12 "For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise."

Matthew 24:10-11 Then many will be offended and betray one another and hate one another, then many false prophets will arise and deceive many and because lawlessness will abound the love of many will grow cold.”

Revelation 2:4 “I hold this against: You have forsaken your first love.”

1 Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter days some will depart from the faith giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.”

2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap-up for themselves teachers.”

Acts20:29 "For I know this, that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock."

Acts 13:9-10-11 “Then Saul also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit looked intently at him and said, O full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness , will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? Now indeed the hand of the Lord is upon you and you shall be blind not seeing the sun for a season and immediately a dark mist fell on him...then the proconsul believed.”

Luke 18:8 “When He returns will He find faith on the earth?”

The glorious Church:

The pure true glorious Church will have a specific character. It will be Messianic, identifying with God’s word for Israel and the Jew. It will have a Hebraic flavour, which is rooted in the heart of God. It will also reject the counterfeit Catholic-created character of the modern church.

John17:22 “The glory which You gave Me, I have given them that they may be one, just as We are one.”

2 Corinthians 3:18 “We with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory.”

Ephesians 5:27 “That He might present Himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but it should be holy and without blemish.”

1 Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those that love Him”

Luke 10:19 “Behold I give you authority...”

Galatians 6:6“One who is taught the word, must share with he who teaches.”

Mark 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.”

Matthew 28:19 “Go into all the world and make disciples among the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit and teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.”

1 Timothy 3:15 “...The house of God is the Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.”

The failed church full of paganism practices like Babylonian Christmas and Easter.

Isaiah 43:12 “There was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses says the Lord.”

Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests

2 Kings 17:32-34 “...Priests of the high places sacrificed in the shrines of the high places. They feared the Lord, yet served their own gods according to the rituals of the nations...to this day they continue practicing their former rituals; they do not fear the Lord...”

Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the pagans.” (This goes on to condemn the cutting down of the fir tree and decorating it with gold and silver!)

Deuteronomy 12:30-31 “Take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not enquire after their gods, saying ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way...”

Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”

Psalm 23:3-5 “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol."

Revelation 3:15-16 “I know your works that you are neither hot nor cold, I could wish you were hot or cold, so then because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew you out of mouth.”

Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me.”

Matthew 15:14 “Leave them alone, they are blind leaders leading the blind, they will both fall in the ditch.”

Matthew 24:10-12 “Then many will be offended and betray one another and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound the love of many will grow cold.”

Romans 11:22 “Consider the goodness and severity of God: On those who fell, severity; but towards you goodness, if you continue in His goodness, otherwise you also will be cut off.”

1 Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.”

Jude 18 “There will be mockers in the last days, who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are soulish people who cause division, not having the Spirit.”

Isaiah 59:14 “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street.”

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to man but the end thereof is death.

1 John 5:4 “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.”

 

shofarminesml Your all-important Bible check-list on Bible PROPHECY:

These verses demonstrate why Bible prophecy is very important currently and at this time.

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”

Daniel 2:22 “He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness and light dwells with Him.”

John 16:13 “When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth...He will show you things to come.

Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision (prophetic revelation) the people cast off restraint.”

1 John 3:3 “Those who have this hope (coming of the Lord) in Him purify themselves.”

Revelation 3:3 “If you won’t watch, I’ll come upon you as a thief.”

2 Peter 1:19 “We also have the prophetic word made more sure, which do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”

Psalm 36:9 “In Your light we see light.”

Matthew 16:3 “...Hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.”

Hebrews 9:28 “...To those who eagerly wait for Him, He will appear a second time, apart from sin for salvation.”

2 Peter 3:3-4 “Know this that in the last days, scoffers will come walking according to their own lusts saying, where is the hope of His coming? For since the father fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”

1 Thessalonians 5:4-6 “You brethren are not in darkness, so that this day should overtake you as a thief. You are sons of the light and not of darkness, therefore let us not sleep as others do but let us watch and be sober.”

Isaiah 52:8 “Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord brings back Zion.”

Ezekiel 3:17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning.”

Jeremiah 5:14 “Behold, I will make My words fire in your mouth.”

Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes that I might see wondrous things from your word.”

 

shofarminesmlYour all-important Bible check-list on ISRAEL THE JEW, JERUSALEM:

This is small collection of the many thousands of Bible verses on the most important issue of our day, which is God’s plan for the Jews, Jerusalem and Israel, ahead of the Second Coming.

How wise it is to accept God’s word and line up with it. How wise to use the Bible as the ultimate direction finder. How foolish it is to reject God’s word and elevate and trust in your own! The Bible itself is a two-edged sword.

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Isaiah 62:1 “For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness and her salvation as a lamp that burns.”

Esther 4:14 “For if you remain silent at this time; deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for a time such as this?”

Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise shine; for the light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”

Zechariah 8:13 “And it shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear; let your hands be strong.”

Zechariah 8:23 “In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”

Isaiah 4:2-4 “In that day the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious; and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped. When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst by the spirit of judgement and by the spirit of burning.”

Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.”

Isaiah 11:11 “It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left...He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the outcasts of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

Romans 11:25 “I do not desire brethren that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”

Hosea 11:10 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”

Zechariah 3:2 “And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”

Zechariah 14:12 “This is the plague with which the Lord will strike all people who fought against Jerusalem. Their flesh will dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.”

Zechariah 13:8-9 “It shall come to pass in all the land (Israel) says the Lord, that two thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one third shall be left in it. I will bring one third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’, and each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”

Isaiah 60:14-15 “The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bowing to you and those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.”

Zephaniah 2:10-11 “This they shall have for their pride, because they reproached and made arrogant threats against the people of the Lord of hosts. The Lord will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth.”

Jeremiah 30:16-17 “Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them shall go into captivity...because they called you an outcast saying: This is Zion; no one seeks her.”

Dividing the land / God’s one-state solution:

Amos 1:13 “For the transgressions of the people of Ammon (Palestinians) I will not turn away its punishment, because they ripped open women with child in Gilead, that they might enlarge their territory.

Joel 3:2 “I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.”

Zechariah 9:5 “Ashkelon shall see it and fear, Gaza also will be very sorrowful.”

Amos 1:6-7 “I will send fire on the wall of Gaza...and the remnants of the Philistines (Palestinians today) shall perish.”

Daniel 11:39 “Thus he (antichrist) will act against the strongest fortress with a foreign god (Satan) which he shall acknowledge and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many and divide the land(Israel) for gain.”

Zechariah 12:2-3 “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples when they lay siege against Jerusalem and Judah. It shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who heave (divide) it will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations are gathered against it.”

Jeremiah 51:20 “You (Israel) are My battle-axe and weapons of war; for with you I will break the nations in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms.”

Salvation of the Jews; from blindness to sight:

Isaiah 29:10 “For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep and has closed your eyes...”

Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”

Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them...”

Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.”

2 Corinthians 3:15-16 “Even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”

Micah 7:8-9 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall I will arise; when I sit in darkness the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my case and executes justice for me; He will bring me forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness.”

Jeremiah 30:11 “For I am with you says the Lord, to save you; though I make a full end of all the nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you.”

Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold the days are coming says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.

Jeremiah 31:36 “If those ordinances (sun giving light etc.) depart from Me says the Lord, then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.”

Zechariah 2:11 “Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.”

Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son and grieves for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”

Zechariah 8:13 “It shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I shall save you and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear, let your hands be strong.”

Isaiah 44:23 “Sing O heavens for the Lord has done it, shout all you earth, break forth into singing you mountains, O forest and every tree in it! For the Lord has redeemed Jacob and glorified Himself in Israel.”

Ezekiel 37:12-13 “Prophecy and say to them, thus says the Lord God: Behold O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves and bring you into the land of Israel, then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves. I will put My Spirit in you and you will live.”

Ezekiel 20:42 “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 give to your fathers.”

Hosea 3:5 “In the latter days, the children of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and fear the Lord.”

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.”

 

shofarminesml Your all-important Bible check-list on ARABS, ISLAM, PALESTINIANS:

These incredible verses offer great insight into the Arab / Palestinian situation, origins and their end.

Genesis 16:11-12 “Behold you are with child and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has heard your affliction. He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

Genesis 17:19-21 “God said, no Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant  and with his descendants after him. As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes and I will make him a great nation, BUT My covenant I will establish with Isaac.”

Genesis 25:23 “”Two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; one people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger.”

Genesis 27: 40-41 “By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you become restless, that you shall break his yolk from your neck. So Esau hated Jacob...”

Psalm 83:3-4 “They have taken crafty counsel against Your people and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come and let us cut them from off from being a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You.” (Arab confederacy revealed in following verses)

Psalm 125:3 “The sceptre (Islam) of wickedness will not rest on the land allotted to the righteous.”

Isaiah 49:26 “I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh and they shall be drunk with their own blood as with wine. All flesh shall know that I the Lord am your Saviour and Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Jeremiah 30:16 “Therefore all who devour you shall be devoured; and all your enemies, every one of them shall go into captivity; those who plunder you shall become plunder and all who prey on you I will make a prey.”

Ezekiel 35:5-6 “Because you have an ancient hatred and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, “therefore as I live” says the Lord God, I will prepare you for blood , and blood shall pursue you.”

Obadiah 10 “For violence (violence = Chamac / or Hamas in English) against your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.”

Zechariah 9:6 “A mixed race shall settle in Ashdod. I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.”

Zechariah 9:6 “I will cut off the pride of the Philistines (modern Palestinians)”

Isaiah 34:5 “For My sword shall be bathed in heaven; indeed it shall come down on Edom, and on the people of My curse for judgement.”

Ezekiel 28:25-26 “When I have gathered the house of Israel from among the peoples among whom they were scattered and am hallowed in them, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob, and they will dwell safely, build houses, plant vineyards; yes they will dwell securely, when I execute judgement on those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord God.”

Isaiah 19:24-5 “In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts will bless saying, Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands and Israel My inheritance.”

 

 shofarminesmlYour all-important Bible check-list on the WORLD SYSTEM:

These verses identify and relate to the world system and its god, Satan and their demise. They reveal the nature of the world system and our response to it. The unsaved can’t see or understand these things nor can many outside of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

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Galatians 6:14 “God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, by whom the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.”

John 7:7 “The world does not hate you, but it hates Me, because I testify that it’s works are evil.”

John 15:18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”

John 12:25 “He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world, will keep it for eternal life.”

John 14:17 “The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth because it neither sees Him nor knows Him.”

1 John 2:15-16 “Do not love the world or the things of the world, if anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lusts of the eye and the pride of life are not of the Father but of the world.”

James 4:4 “Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

Colossians 3:2 “Set you mind on things above and not on things of the earth.”

1 John 5:4 “Whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is our victory that has overcome the world – our faith.”

Revelation 12:9 “So that great dragon was cast out that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world.”

Revelation 9:15 “So the four angles that had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of all mankind.”

Isaiah 13:11 “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity. I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.”

Isaiah 13:13 “I will shake the heavens and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger.”

Psalm 2:1-6 “Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth and rulers take counsel together and set themselves against the Lord...He who sits in the heavens shall laugh...He shall speak to them in His wrath and distress them in His deep displeasure. Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.”

Isaiah 2:12 “For the day of the Lord shall bring down everything proud and lofty and everything lifted up and it shall be brought low.”

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord...”

Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in power, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule the people groan.”

Proverb 28:28 “When the wicked arise, men hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.”

Isaiah 60:12 “For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined.”

Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes are in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”

shofarminesml Your all-important Bible check-list on the COMING GLORY:

Revelation 22:11 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy let him be filthy still; he who is righteous let him be righteous still; and he who is holy let him be holy still.”

Revelation 1:3 “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy (The Revelation) and keeps those things which are written in it, for the time is near.”

Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial that will come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”

Jude 24-25 “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless, before the presence of His glory, with exceeding joy. To God our Saviour, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.”

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Choosing a church to join:

This article is a direct response or follow-on to the previous one titled "The Great apostasy of the church"

Choosing a church today is like walking through a mine field. Of course it shouldn't be so, but unfortunately this is the sad state of affairs.

When you join a church, to some degree, you come under the spirit of that church. You end believing what they believe and talking just like them. This would all be fine if the church was what it was supposed to be.

Before we can go any further, we need to have a brief look at the Biblical pattern for the church.

The Bible gives clear guidelines on these things in many areas. I will not go into any great detail here, but will just outline the larger principles.

Firstly there is only one church! There is no Biblical justification anywhere for many different churches all believing different things. Jesus is the head and has one body, not many. He doesn't have a Jewish body a Gentile body, a Catholic body, a Methodist body and so on.

Perhaps the most shocking portion of scripture dealing with this is 1Corinthians 1: 10. It's shocking because its so clear and so totally ignored by church leadership.

This section in the Bible is headed "Sectarianism is sin" How about that for a start! verse 10 "I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you and that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgement"

I was recently shocked when I stopped at a four-way stop street in an area that I seldom go to. As I looked around I noticed that there were four different churches, one on each corner! What a tragedy!

The early church up to around 300AD was in perfect unity. There were not a whole lot of different churches. Yes there were many attempts by Satan to bring in division. We see many of these attacks in the book of Acts as well. Each attempt was refuted, condemned and eradicated by the church leaders of the day.

The church should be divided geographically only.

Satan tried hard to stamp out the church in its early unified stages, by launching a series of blistering, cruel persecutions against the church by ten successive Roman emperors. Many thousands were killed and yet the church grew stronger and greater.

Then came Satan's ace trump card...get the church divided and filled with worldly practices.

At around 300AD the emperor Constantine stopped the persecutions and made Christianity the state religion. To make it more palatable, he introduces some of his own Babylonia occult practices to the church.

Some of these included setting up the worship of the sun god and moon god by placing little silver (moon) and little gold (sun) balls on a tree and nailing it to the floor. Every single tradition of Christmas comes straight from Babylon idol worship. Including the day December 25. Some of these practices like are condemned in Jeremiah 10.

Other Babylonian practices introduced into the church by Constantine include the worship of the goddess of sex. This was done back then, by going through the Easter (Ishtar) gate into the temple of sex! Eggs, rabbits and other things were representative of sex-god worship and fertility.

The Ishtar Gate (origin of Easter) was used to enter the temple of pagan and sexual practises.

In 600AD these things were further entrenched by what became known as the Catholic church.

Interestingly this was the start of the Dark Ages. It was called "dark" because it was spiritually dark. The Catholic church spearheaded this time of deep darkness and mass murder of the Jews and everyone that was not Catholic. This included the inquisitions, which were comparable to Nazi Germany.

Then came the time period known as the reformation, which signalled the start of the return to Biblical truth.

The reformation produced the renaissance and industrial revolution.

Its interesting that the move away from the truth produced the murderous dark ages and the return to the truth produced enlightenment! As goes the spiritual so goes the natural!

The reformation was a powerful move but was incomplete and still left the church divided and pretty messed up.

This brings us to our subject. How do we chose a church?

Obviously, the truth is the standard and this is what we need to look for. But it is the truth according to the Bible, led by the Spirit of God and not man-made, man-cantered so-called truth or church dctrine.

For the life of me I can't understand how anyone could go along so blindly and happily involved with churches that have institutionalised the many Babylonian occult practises. Saying that these practices are now Christian changes nothing. Amazingly most Jews know that these practices have evil origins and as a result, would not become part of any church practicing them. We are not to put stumbling blocks in the way of Jews coming to salvation. (See the previous edition for more on this)

Paul says, "I have not shunned to declare to you the whole council of God".

Paul says that he "preaches nothing but Christ and Christ crucified".

Paul says that he must "decrease while Christ increases" as a result.

Jesus says that "you are not worthy of being His disciple unless you take up your cross daily and follow Him".

Jesus says that we are to "make disciples among the nations teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you".

These are some key pointers and should be part of any church

A church must have the cross and it's application into our lives as central. The cross kills us to all things of self, the world and the demonic!

You will see the marks of the cross on a church (and person) that applies it correctly. They will be dead to the world the flesh and the demonic and very very ALIVE to the true, pure things of God.

A church must have a "fully preached" declaration of the gospel. Not just the nice self- motivational sections. It must embrace the "hard sayings" and the "severity" of the gospel as well.

There are some key questions we need to ask church leadership that relate very much to this day and age if we are going to join their institution.

We need to ask: "Do you as leaders fast often"? If the answer is no, the church is a self-inspired and led church.

We need to ask: "What is your stand on the rights of homosexuals, the rights of a woman to murder her unborn child, the rights of the murderer to life instead of execution."

Most importantly we need to ask: "What is your attitude to the rights of the Palestinians to a state and city within Israel."

You see, many churches today support the supposed rights of the Palestinians to Jerusalem and parts of Israel, while saying at the same time that they have compassion for the Jews.

I'm not interested in a church that says it has an interest in the Jews and then denies God's word that all of Jerusalem and Israel belong to the Jews.

Mark my words...this issue will soon become the issue that will divide the church totally.

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Some other areas of emphasis needed in a church:

The church needs to be balanced. This balance is to be from the perspective of the Bible and not man made tradition.

The Bible has one third more on hell than heaven. The Bible speaks five times more about the second coming (and related events) than the first coming of our Messiah.

Today the church at large never speaks of hell or the second coming never mind in the proportions mentioned!

A church needs to have an Abrahamic, Hebraic expression to it. It needs to break from its identity with Rome and Babylon.

The diagram below speaks for itself:

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Today God is doing many wonderful things and the devil is doing many terrible things. We need to know which is which! That seems obvious but unfortunately much of the church is today doing the work of the devil and coming against the work of God!

All that remains of the church of Laodecia today is ruins. It's future as revealed in Revelation 3 is no different!


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Gods work will be truly and very deeply blessed, bringing a deep peace into the hearts of its adherents.

To find a church that fits the above bill should be very easy, but its not, simply because there are so few. If you are faced with this dilemma, what you need to do is do the best you can in the circumstances, but set your heart after our Lord, in spirit and truth. Protect your spirit in prayer against error and deception and move forward, forward, onward with our Lord. He will see to it that you are filled with His grace and you will grow well, even in the desert!

If you are in a church that does not fit the above very basic foundational criteria, you need to set your spirit and heart after God and not the church. This way you can still be in fellowship, but you will be protected from becoming an average church mouse. In fact you will soon get to a place where you will soar way above your church.

You do need to be involved in some way with other believers. Independence will get you shipwrecked. If you are not in a church, you should at least be in fellowship in some way with a group or even just a few believers.

I would strongly advise that you as an individual get involved with some para-church organisation that is involved with Israel and the Jews.

The best of the bunch is without doubt Christians United for Israel. This organisation run by the inimitable John Hagee has the Israel premier Benjamin Netanyahu on the board. its aim is to present a worldwide united Christian perspective or front in relation to Israel.

Amazingly, in a short period of time, it has become the largest Christian organisation in the US with a presence in 90 cities. It has now successfully run 80 celebratory Nights to Honour Israel.

It's powerful and growing at an alarming rate. It now has over 5 million members. I am one of them!


The coming salvation of the Jews:

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The above diagram displays the portion of scripture in Romans 11 in graphic form. The story is this. The natural olive branches (the Jews) were cut off because of unbelief in the Messiah. God grafted into the tree wild olive branches (the Gentiles). BUT then it goes on to say that God will re-graft the natural branches (the Jews) back into their own tree and will cut off many wild branches (Gentiles) as they reject what God is doing.

Gentile church, can you see the danger you are in if you accept replacement theology or come against this great, final work of God? You may say, "well I'm not coming against it" Then why are you doing nothing for it. Why do you continue to play your nice pointless little Christian games, when God is moving fast in the direction that you have no part in?

Let me remind you that Jesus says, "If you're not for Me you're against me" There's no neutrality!

We are now just starting to enter into the very exciting time of the re-grafting of the Jews back into their olive tree. We are starting to see Jews come to salvation around the world in ever growing numbers. It's just the start of a wave that can't be stopped.

This does NOT mean that the Jews are joining churches and becoming Christianised. The Messianic movement at large has its own identity, which keeps the Jewishness of the gospel. This is producing a wonderful new (old actually) expression of faith. It's just like the early church was in the first 300 years or so, before it took on the influences of Babylon and Rome.

Here are some amazing, little know portions of scripture relating to this incredible and exciting time we are going into now as Jews begin to recognise their Messiah.

Romans 11: 25, 26 "Don't be ignorant of this mystery...that hardening in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved"

Jeremiah 30:17, 22 "This is Zion...and you shall be my people and I will be your God" (Context of end times)

Ezekiel 11:16-19 "Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles...I will gather you from the peoples...and I will give you the land of Israel. Then I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within them and take away the stony heart..."

Jeremiah 31:31,34 "Behold the days are coming says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah" "For I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will remember no more." (This is in the context and time period just before the coming of the Lord)

Ezekiel 20: 41,42 "I will accept you as a sweet 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"

Ezekiel 36: 24-27 " I will take you from among the nations...and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you shall be clean...I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you" (End time context)

Ezekiel 37:12-14 I will bring you into the land of Israel, then you shall know that I am the Lord...I will put My Spirit in you and you shall live and I shall place you in your own land" (This is the "dry bones" end time prophecy)

Zechariah 12:19 "I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of Grace and supplication, then they will look on Me whom they have pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son. 13:6 "and someone will say to him , 'What are these wounds in your hands?' Then he will answer, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends" verse 9 says  "I will say, 'This is My people and each one will say, 'The Lord is my God'"

Zechariah 8:13 "It shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you and you shall be a blessing" (All in the context of the soon coming coming of the Lord)

Zechariah 8:23 "In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you" (Context is the time period just before the coming of the Lord.)

Hosea1:10 "It shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them (children of Israel) 'You are not My people' It shall be said 'You are the sons of the living God'"

Isaiah 60:14, 15 "The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bowing to you (Germany too) and all those that despised you shall fall prostrate at your feet and they shall call you The City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel"...I will make you an eternal excellence"

There is a strong consistency throughout the scriptures on this subject. You need to be either deceived or uninformed not to see it all. Try reading just the minor prophets right through...you can't miss it!

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Summary:

The above verses of scripture are just a handful of many more dealing with the new great work of God in bringing salvation to the Jews. We are at the start of a paradigm shift for the church as well. It needs to get with what God is doing or run into big trouble. Much needs to change drastically within the church. A fast growing number are starting to run with our God, but alas many would rather remain in their comfortable traditions of deception and ignorance.

The close of the present age will be marked by a great falling away of much of the church. Simultaneously part of the church will become purified and grow in glory while a large part will be spat out and rejected by God. At the same time a great re-gathering in salvation of the Jews at large will occur.

Sadly much of the church will become the enemy of Israel, the Jews and the work of God! In fact its already happening on a large scale.

What amazing drama this is. Shakespeare would never have been able to even think of such drama! It really is exciting times. Dangerous times and glorious times. Be sure you are on God's side. A number of portions of scripture declare that this issue invoke the fury of God!

These are vitally important issues, please don't be complacent with them.