Report 19 March 2021

Shabbat Shalom to all!

But Firstly and most important:

The nations of the Abrahamic Accords are about to be joined by four new members. The surprise is the big one. It is Saudi Arabia. The others will be Qatar, Oman and Mauritania. (All still to be announced). These are not peace covenants that even vaguely fit the Daniel 9:27 peace treaty. They are “normalisation” agreements in terms of commerce, industry, business and travel. But expect all the short-sighted, biblically ignorant watchmen to start yelling Daniel 9:27!!)

Why is this so important? These nations are part of the group of nations that become allies of Israel in the soon coming Gog and Magog war. (Ezekiel 38:13) The stage is being set right – amazing!

And, at the same time, new commercial and other friendships and deals are being forged between Israel, Greece, and Cyprus. With Turkey screaming the odds!

AND – this will all have positive, surprising implications on and for the US. But more on that, as we go down the road.

For more on this see Edition 546 entitled “Abrahamic Accord – Surprise”. HERE

Life after death:

Words often don’t have the scope or depth to explain and describe spiritual experience.

Sometimes a person’s eyes will draw you into their mysterious ocean. But the overwhelming thing is an unseen, hidden anointing and aura on that person’s life. Many times there is something there that can only be described as an other-worldly “presence.”

True, substantial growth in Messiah is often seen in your eyes. Wet-eyes (or not) are a reflection of the condition of your heart.

Do you realise that when you look at any person, you are looking at someone that will live forever! That's you too!

The word “Resurrection,” means to “stand up out of”. Everyone will stand up out of this life. But into whose neighbourhood will you now be standing? That is the question!

The story of the rich young ruler and Lazarus is actually not a parable as most think. It was a true story. It reveals a great many things about life after death that we would do well to take note of. It is all encapsulated in Luke 16:22-26). I have lifted the main points out of it for your benefit:

After death there is a continuation of personality. You do not become some ethereal blob floating around. There is also recognition of people. There is clearly a recollection of and remembrance of life and events on earth and what was done by the individuals concerned. There is clear consciousness and awareness of hell and intense suffering. There is a clear distinction and recognition of the total separation of the righteous and unrighteous, and the impossibility of transition from one to the other. There is an evident despair, regret terror and torment amongst those in hell.

The word Hades (Sheol) means: “The unseen realm of the dead”. It is one of the words used for “hell.” But what is important is that it is part of the unseen realm. People can’t see it. What they can’t see or hear they dismiss.

But there is something much more important than people dismissing what they can’t see. It is encapsulated in this short powerful verse:

John 10:35 “...The scriptures cannot be broken...”

So, it really doesn’t matter at all what you think or believe, see or hear or can’t. God’s word is reality and will come to pass.

The true believer in our Lord, saved by the grace of the cross will stand up in resurrection and immediately be before the Lord’s judgment seat for rewards.

2 Corinthians 5:10 “We must all appear before the judgement seat of Messiah (We must all be made manifest) all will be in the open.”

Shall I tell you a little secret that may sit comfortably with you, or may terrify you?

The word, “appear” in the verse above means, “To make manifest.” It means everything will be revealed and brought into the open. Nothing will be hidden! There will be no place to hide any of your thoughts, words, and deeds!

The ministers with a secret love for money, luxury, and material possessions will be exposed. His methods of manipulation will be brought to the surface and seen by all.

The lying false prophet and watchman and his, “The Lord told me in an audible voice and its 100% for sure,” Will be exposed as a manipulating liar.

Those whose life’s motivation was to glorify the Lord, His word and His kingdom will be brought right up front and rewarded for the entire universe to see.

There are very many who say they love the Lord. If so they will love His word – all of it. They will accept His ways and they will be led by the Spirit. They will be at peace inwardly.

They will not be led or influenced by the world’s heroes, celebrities and VIP’s.

By the way, for the unbeliever, the world’s heroes, celebrities and VIP’s are the substitute for God’s anointing in the believer. Money is the substitute for faith.

Belief in the resurrection is essential for salvation. It’s not just believing in the Lord. It is believing in the risen Lord and that you too will be raised.

1 Corinthians 15:14 “If Christ is not risen, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain.”

The post tribbers, believe that there will only be one big rapture at the Second Coming, which is at the end of the tribulation. They have a big problem explaining this away:

1 Corinthians 15:22-23 “All shall be made alive each one in his own order. First - Christ the firstfruits, then Christ’s at His coming and then the resurrection of the dead.

There are three in the order. Not one or two, but three! This destroys the post tribber’s belief that it will all be at the end of the tribulation.  Note the order: First our Lord was raised. That happened long ago. Then those who are the Lords at His coming – that is at the rapture. Then the Second Coming resurrection of the tribulation saints to go into the Millennium.

Death is the great release into life immortal, eternal and full of wisdom! Death to self, the world and demonic right now is the way to victory in this life.

Satan operates in and through the self-life, the world system and the demonic. Satan’s wisdom is enticing but deadly. Here is the great way of victory:

James 3:15 “This wisdom (satanic) does not descend from above, but is earthly (worldly), sensual (soulish) and demonic.”

Notice that there is a decline, a devolution of man, and a deterioration! Man calls his journey evolution. God calls it devolution!

O yes, we Christians will evolve! We will have our evolution. But it will be in a blinding flash, in an instant, we will be transformed. Forget about millions of baboon years of evolution. So as God hits the instant evolution button, the world plunges into devolution!

What a pity, what a pity!

Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end...”

Isaiah 32:17 “The work of righteousness will be peace and the effects of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.”

Shalom...Joel