Shabbat Shalom to all!

Called and chosen:

Why are we here? Because we are called and chosen to do a kingdom job and do it well. That alone gives us purpose in a deteriorating world.

2 Timothy 1:9 “God has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works...”

Note from the verse above, that if you are saved, you are called and that calling is holy.

Amazingly we were called before the foundation of the earth. That is when God saw us. (Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 1:20.)

When you realise that God knew you and called you to a holy purpose, before the foundation of the world, you rise in up in true importance. (Not self importance) You see that you are highly valuable.

But calling is not choosing. God calls, then He chooses those whom He will.

What is most important to understand is that God’s calling and choosing on your life is not because you want to be called, or because you have great talents, or because of how great a Christian you are. It is all about God’s foreknowledge of you and your choices in the future.

Yeshua chose His disciples knowing beforehand that they would ultimately fulfil His purpose. Even Judas was chosen for a role that our Lord knew he would fulfil.

It is our job to respond to that holy call in holiness.

How we respond to God’s call depends on our being chosen. Not all who are called get chosen!

God’s call on Israel:

Exodus 19:5 “If you will obey My voice and keep My Covenant (word) , then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is mine.”

God’s call on Israel was ‘wrong’! The Jews missed it, and never heard it, and all the world’s people rejoiced and said to God, “told you so!”  All the world churches of replacement theology still condemn God for calling the Jews. “Doesn’t God know that the church is the chosen people?”

The Catholic popes even tried to help God fix His ‘wrong’ choice by murdering and torturing millions of Jews in the Inquisitions.

Today, God’s call on Israel is being silenced by the call of the devil in its hero’s like John Lennon: “Imagine there’s no heaven it’s easy if you try no hell below us, above us only sky. Imagine there’s no countries...no religion too...all the people living life in peace.”

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The world wants Israel as its own.

That’s the call of the world – come together in unity, peace and equality, within a world of entrenched sin as its nourishment!

But God’s call reveals and exposes idiots.

The world’s idiots say God’s call on Israel was wrong because it failed. But this verse below, which is about the Jews, is shocking:

Romans 11:29 “God’s gifts and calling (Context – to Israel) are irrevocable.”

God’s call upon Israel stands and remains, even in their rebellion. The same principle applies to repentant believers and all prodigals.

The two verses below relate to Israel and the church.

Romans 8:29 “Whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His son...”

2 Peter 1:10 “Let us strive to make our calling and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble.”

Called but not chosen:

Matthew 22:14 “Many are called but few are chosen:

Isaiah 66:4 “I will chose their delusions, and bring their fears upon them, because when I called no one answered, when I spoke they did not hear, but they were evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.”

To be called and not chosen must be a terrible thing, because it means you have chosen the unholy call of the world while rejecting God’s holy call.

The main condition of being chosen is discipleship. Our Lord said, no one is worthy of being His disciple unless he takes up his cross and follows Him. (Luke 9:23)

God’s call goes out to many, but few respond appropriately. That’s not God’s fault! It’s the same things as, “God so loved the world that He sent His only Son to die for the world.” (John 3:16) But not all people respond to that, and they remain unsaved cementing their doom in the condemnation to hell, two verses later. (John 3:18)

We are in the era of Jezebel, in and out of the church and the era of; ‘me, myself and I’, we are in the ‘me now’ generation and the thankless, heartless generation.

The problem is that Christians who know nothing of the application the cross, transpose that sort of cross-less, sin-filled way into the church. Their calling is not followed through with preparation.

Israel, without Satan and with God, will succeed in the Millennium and create a great world of peace. But God has already placed His kingdom of peace and victory in the hearts of believers. We are already a kingdom of priests in peace and victory.

If you are suffering from anxiety and stress relating to these times, you have not yet applied the cross and appropriated the exchange made at the cross. You have not yet seen that you are from another world!

Wouldn’t you like to do a job that you are called to do – perfectly, and for the boss to say – “well done?”  Wouldn’t you like to be perfect in all areas – all the time, without even trying? My fine friends, that’s just what’s coming to all true believers!

Don’t get sidetracked by the ways of the world.

Christianity is not a self-esteem program, or your own personal health spa. It is not your “better life now” instruction book, even though it has so many verses that fit that agenda.

You don’t use the Bible, or the Holy Spirit or the things of the kingdom of God for your own ends. You deny yourself, take up your cross daily, die to the world and its ways and follow our Lord.

You don’t use God; you let Him use you after He has broken you! That’s the big difference between the right way and the wrong way.

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

Ephesians 2:10 We are God’s workmanship created in Messiah Yeshua for good works, which God prepared beforehand (Before the foundation of earth), that we should walk in them.”

The word “workmanship” above is Strong’s G4161 “Poiema” from which the word “Poem” is derived. It means you are God’s living walking poem!

Amazingly and wonderfully there will be no stupid people after resurrection. That will fix stupid forever. (I can’t wait)

Biblical truth is the most motivational thing on this planet (and others)

(Oh yes, the frogs are coming – stay tuned!)

Shalom...Joel


26th March 2021

This Passover, is the first of the seven Feasts of the Lord. This is very likely going to be a very important feast season prophetically. (There is another calendar which places Passover on April 27th, but this is the widely held one.)

Passover is related to the plagues of Egypt. It is also related to the refusal by Pharaoh to “Let My people go,” as commanded by God though Moses. It is also related to the Exodus to the Promised Land.

In today’s terms Passover is related to the cross of Calvary and the ultimate Promised Land.

Again, we see the refusal of the world to release Israel to her prophetic plan. The world wants Israel to join its new world order. The churches of replacement theology also obstruct God’s plans.

Passover is a most important time for the Jews today. But their eyes are not yet able to see their deliverance through the cross. But that is coming and it will come suddenly and en masse.

The feats of the Lord are called “divinely appointed, holy convocations” (Leviticus 23:1-3)

Interestingly, the feasts, Passover to Pentecost were fulfilled by and in the church. The feasts, Trumpets to Tabernacles will be fulfilled by Israel.

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This is a very significant proof of dispensations at work. More than that though, it offers deep insights into prophetic things to come. It also demonstrates why many ministries can’t see Israel in her rightful prophetic place.

Passover also has a deadly counterfeit called Easter. As every true born-again Christian should know, Easter is filled with pagan idolatry and practises. The name “Easter” is the name of a Babylonian sex-goddess used in Baal worship called Ishtar. Even the name is forbidden by God (Zechariah 13:2)

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.

The Catholic church removed the importance of Passover and replaced it with Easter. They did this to get rid of all forms of Jewish identity in the church. They believe that the only place for Jews is for them to become members of the Catholic church and forsake all Hebraic influence.

But they replace it Babylonian paganism. In other words they are guilty of de-Judaising some Jews and filling them with Baal-worship.

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...”

Easter is about the rejection of the true ordinances and convocations of God in Israel.

Why and when did pagan / occult influences enter the church? They entered very soon after the church was born at Pentecost. The reason is simply that Satan has always intended to obstruct the work of God from the start.

Salvation is of the Jews. It is not of Rome. Our Lord was a Jew, is a Jew and will always be a Jew. He was never a Roman, nor ever will be. (John 4:22)

We are part of the “common wealth of Israel” – not the common wealth of Rome! (Ephesians 2:12)

Many churches that practise Easter, do so out of pure ignorance and enslavement to their tradition. Some know about these things and explain it away with: “We just use the name, Easter.”  But why then won’t just use the name “Passover?”

Ministries with no heart for Israel do have a heart for a foreign god, and the spirit of error!

There is so much more evil about all these pagan practises in the church, involving even the resurrection that I’m not going to get into now. Let me just say that as a Christian the desire of your heart should be to know the truth and walk in it. That is where the anointing is.

Here is the work of God for the Jew and the Gentile:

God says: “I will save you, I will redeem you, I will take you out, I will make you a great kingdom.”

Passover is about the truth. Easter is about the counterfeit and lie.

Any Christian ministry must give you full truth, insight, foresight, vision, understanding and hope as well as everything else that is required.

When all the pieces of the puzzle fit together and you see the picture, you relax in pure contentment – fulfilled.

You don’t have to believe the truth of the Bible, as is the case with most, but one day soon everyone will believe it all – alas too late for most.

It is only when Israel’s eyes open that the times of the Gentiles will end and the coming of the Lord will be around the corner. The two are inextricably linked.

The best by far is to stand as a “weaned child” waiting and watching in the right places for the glory too come.

Shalom...Joel


Shabbat Shalom to all!

Passover 2021

Tomorrow (27th) is Passover, the first of the seven Feasts of the Lord. This is very likely going to be a very important feast season prophetically. (There is another calendar which places Passover on April 27th, but this is the widely held one.)

Passover is related to the plagues of Egypt. It is also related to the refusal by Pharaoh to “Let My people go,” as commanded by God though Moses. It is also related to the Exodus to the Promised Land.

In today’s terms Passover is related to the cross of Calvary and the ultimate Promised Land.

Again, we see the refusal of the world to release Israel to her prophetic plan. The world wants Israel to join its new world order. The churches of replacement theology also obstruct God’s plans.

Passover is a most important time for the Jews today. But their eyes are not yet able to see their deliverance through the cross. But that is coming and it will come suddenly and en masse.

The feats of the Lord are called “divinely appointed, holy convocations” (Leviticus 23:1-3)

Interestingly, the feasts, Passover to Pentecost were fulfilled by and in the church. The feasts, Trumpets to Tabernacles will be fulfilled by Israel.

This is a very significant proof of dispensations at work. More than that though, it offers deep insights into prophetic things to come. It also demonstrates why many ministries can’t see Israel in her rightful prophetic place.

Passover also has a deadly counterfeit called Easter. As every true born-again Christian should know, Easter is filled with pagan idolatry and practises. The name “Easter” is the name of a Babylonian sex-goddess used in Baal worship called Ishtar. Even the name is forbidden by God (Zechariah 13:2)

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.

The Catholic church removed the importance of Passover and replaced it with Easter. They did this to get rid of all forms of Jewish identity in the church. They believe that the only place for Jews is for them to become members of the Catholic church and forsake all Hebraic influence.

But they replace it Babylonian paganism. In other words they are guilty of de-Judaising some Jews and filling them with Baal-worship.

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...”

Easter is about the rejection of the true ordinances and convocations of God in Israel.

Why and when did pagan / occult influences enter the church? They entered very soon after the church was born at Pentecost. The reason is simply that Satan has always intended to obstruct the work of God from the start.

Salvation is of the Jews. It is not of Rome. Our Lord was a Jew, is a Jew and will always be a Jew. He was never a Roman, nor ever will be. (John 4:22)

We are part of the “common wealth of Israel” – not the common wealth of Rome! (Ephesians 2:12)

Many churches that practise Easter, do so out of pure ignorance and enslavement to their tradition. Some know about these things and explain it away with: “We just use the name, Easter.”  But why then won’t just use the name “Passover?”

Ministries with no heart for Israel do have a heart for a foreign god, and the spirit of error!

There is so much more evil about all these pagan practises in the church, involving even the resurrection that I’m not going to get into now. Let me just say that as a Christian the desire of your heart should be to know the truth and walk in it. That is where the anointing is.

Here is the work of God for the Jew and the Gentile:

God says: “I will save you, I will redeem you, I will take you out, I will make you a great kingdom.”

Passover is about the truth. Easter is about the counterfeit and lie.

Any Christian ministry must give you full truth, insight, foresight, vision, understanding and hope as well as everything else that is required.

When all the pieces of the puzzle fit together and you see the picture, you relax in pure contentment – fulfilled.

You don’t have to believe the truth of the Bible, as is the case with most, but one day soon everyone will believe it all – alas too late for most.

It is only when Israel’s eyes open that the times of the Gentiles will end and the coming of the Lord will be around the corner. The two are inextricably linked.

The best by far is to stand as a “weaned child” waiting and watching in the right places for the glory too come.

Shalom...Joel


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