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.

passover cup bread sml

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


Shabbat Shalom to all!

Dreams visions and watching:

Truth stands and endures – forever.

The biggest priority of life is getting right with God after your initial salvation. It takes all your life, but what a wonderful life it is!

More and more you should be feeling that you don’t belong in this world – how right you will be, and how right with God you will be. (1 John 5:4)

The uncorrupted, pure word of God inspired and led by the Holy Spirit is the believer’s prime source of spiritual food.

Other helpers include the work of the watchman, dreams and visions.

This is the final countdown! All these things are of critical importance now.

Watchmen:

The office of the watchman is a unique high calling of the Lord. There are numerous qualifications and prerequisites, least of which is being right all the time. Of course you can be wrong regularly, but then you’re not a watchman of the Lord, you are a self- opinionated speculator.

Being right in watching and what you see is a prerequisite of your track record.

Other qualifications are: The application of the cross and being humble before God, with pride destroyed. Being Spirit filled and operating in the revelatory gifts of the Spirit. Not being a novice, and being extremely well versed in the Bible.

There are some so-called watchmen out there, who are purely self-seekers, using the office for their personal exaltation. They always talk about themselves and have an air of pride about them.

Job 27:18 “The watchman has a house made like a moth.” (Full of holes to see out of. It’s not permanent either, as he moves on to watch from other locales.)

Jeremiah 51:12 “Set up a standard on the walls of Babylon (end-time world) and make the guard strong. Set up the watchmen and prepare the ambushes, for the Lord has both devised and done what He spoke against the inhabitants of Babylon.”

If you kick God out of society, you are not left with a vacuum or a godless society. You end up ruled by the god of this world. Satan comes in like an unrestrained flood. Things end up seven times worse.” (Luke 11:26)

A nation under God includes the Godly institutions of authority and their laws.

The law of the land has the authority of God behind it. The law of self-will has the authority of Satan-filled self behind it. The law of the jungle has the law of apes behind it. This is where the world is!

The world is being led by the blind, declaring “I am,” and “Me now” and “Has God said.”

But they are soon going to run into all the King’s men (and women) and all the King’s horses! The King will declare “I AM and there is none like Me.” and all the King’s horses will say – “Amen.”

Dreams and visions:

Dreams and visions can take many forms. They may contain a personal message or a corporate message for the larger body of Messiah. They may contain a teaching snippet, a warning of things to come or an encouragement.

Dreams and visions are very much part of the unfolding of these end times. Spirits, both of God and the devil are and will use dreams. Discernment is needed like never before.

Personally, I’ve had dreams from the Lord about deep tranquillity and glorious peace, with numerous strange looking animals around and indescribable sounds. I’ve had many dreams that would get me committed to the Looney bin if I mentioned them.

I have also had a few very short encounters or incidents where I was awakened suddenly in the early hours with a dramatic loud trumpet blast and on another occasion, my name being called, and on another occasion, the sound of a loud alarm going off. None of these had any natural explanation.

These all had timely meanings for me. There are very many teachers out there with deep personality problems of insecurity, who use things like dreams and visions to create manipulation to give themselves the self-importance they look for. “Buyer beware!”

A vivid dream can be a powerful thing in your life. It can create a ‘reality’ that only dreams are made of! You can and should pray often for the Lord to give you godly dreams that are meaningful or even prophetic. As said, be discerning.

It is important to identify what is from God, and what is the normal rambling of a dream.

Dreams are always subjective and secondary to the written word. If not, reject them.

Be careful of the 100% ers! These are the people who put out a video and tell you with great glee that their dream or vision is 100% of the Lord. The moment you encounter the 100% crowd, know that it is 100% not of God. I recall dozens of 100% ers “confirming through a dream or vision, the hogwash of the Revelation 12-sign teachers! Apart from forever discrediting themselves, they caused enormous damage to body of Messiah and the word of prophecy.

 I have never known one single dream or vision claimed to be 100% of the Lord, from anyone, that has come to pass – not one! They are manipulators.

Be careful also of the “God told me with an audible voice,” crowd – lairs all!

When it comes to anyone claiming to be a watchman or with regular dreams, visions, you can easily identify if he is called of the Lord by his track record.

Two important dreams / visions:

1) There is a video doing the rounds at the moment from Pastor Dana Corverstone, of three shocking dreams he had, which seemed to describe various events of the tribulation period, to occur within the next few months. His dreams seem to be genuine.

He did however exclude the rapture from the dreams and anything to do with Israel, which is central to prophecy. For this reason alone, I would be careful of putting too much weight on it. So what I have done is put it all on the shelf – and we will see!

Nonetheless there is severe, timely warning to the world in his dreams.

2) There is an Israeli Jew known only as Daniel, who has regular dreams about spiritual things. He reports on his latest dream with great urgency to the whole of Israel, though various media. He appeals, begs and pleads for the Jews of the world to return urgently to Israel, because those host nations are about to “explode.”

Here is the tragic drama: He says to all Jews – “Come home, Messiah is here already and He is waiting, but God will not give Him the sign to be revealed yet. He says that Jews living in America are preventing the revealing of Messiah, until they come home.”

If you see Messiah on the ground anywhere in Israel, you are seeing the antichrist! The true Messiah comes to the ground at the Second Advent, seven years from His coming in the air at the rapture.

So this dream and vision is setting people up to receive the antichrist!

Do you see how dangerous a dream / vision can be?

Don’t be led by dreams. Be led by the Spirit of God. Dreams are confirmers with few being primary messages from the Lord.

As we move forward into this darkening spiritual night let me again assure you that the purpose of The Prophetic Scroll is to inform your head, fill your heart, warn you, and warm you to God. It is to help you grow and be stable, so that you may be presented blameless to God. It is to support and back up the many ministries serving our Lord excellently. It is to identify frauds, fakes, flakes and counterfeits. It is to reveal with revelation, the glories that lie before us.

Isaiah 21:6 “...Go set a watchman, let him declare what he sees.”

Luke 12:36-37 “You yourselves (Israel) be like men who wait (watch) for their master, when He will return from the wedding, that when He comes and knocks, they may open to Him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the master, when he comes will find watching...”

Who is this returning from a wedding, and what wedding? Who are the people to whom He is retuning? The return after the wedding (where the church becomes the bride of Messiah) is at the Second Coming and the return is for the tribulation saints!

† Shalom...Joel.