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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.”
These “watchmen” are a treasure in these days. They are not blind wolf-criers like so many and we may not agree on every little detail, but these men of God have an important message. I do not sanction the other videos in the YouTube sidebars or the comments. Click the links to go there. As you desire you can subscribe to their ministries and you will be notified of new material.
King of Kings is a wonderful congregation in Jerusalem, with a powerful role in these days! Here is a recent sermon by pastor Wayne Hilsden.
Scott Clarke: Here is a recent video teaching, which includes references to this ministry. Click Here.
JD Farag is an Arab Palestinian pastor of a wonderful church in Hawaii. Here is the 8th March Prophecy Update.
Alan Horvath's "Alan's Real News,"comes to us on Tuesdays. The 24th March udpdate is Here.
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●The White House warns Netanyahu: “The occupation must end.” (24th March)
●Obama has indicated that he will begin to side more and more with the Palestinian cause at the UN. His obsession with bringing down Netanyahu and Israel has made him a disgusting, despicable, reprehensible leader of note!
● Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei rejects Obama’s call for moderation and re-states “Death to America.” (Arutz Sheva 22nd March)
We are now facing two great and powerful enemies. The first is Obama and the second is Islam / ISIS. Both are tools of the devil with same agenda, which is to stop, hinder, obstruct and even kill the expansion of true Biblical Christianity and bring down the Jewish state.
In spite of the numerous efforts by the Obama administration and some of their side-kick organisations to bring down Netanyahu at the polls, they all failed miserably. What I really loved about the Netanyahu victory is that it was such a slap in the face for the media.
With Netanyahu back in the driver’s seat we need to be aware that it will most probably be him who makes the fateful peace deal with the person who will be revealed as the antichrist in the signing of that treaty. (Daniel 9:27) This doesn’t mean that Netanyahu is now the big bad wolf, but it does mean that something very dramatic is about to happen that would cause this to come about!
Please pray to keep the internet open. It is a most powerful means of communicating the gospel and the causes of the gospel. The devil knows this all too well. In the time that lies ahead we can expect these things to materialise.
Edition 252. March 25th 2015
What Israel must do (Part two):
What Israel must do (Part two):
This edition should be read as a parallel to Part One, edition 221 which you can find HERE.
Israel’s survival is threatened. Not because Netanyahu says so, but because God says so! There are many big issues involved that will see the loss of many lives. Shall we say 4 billion are about to die? Well that’s just outrageous isn’t it?
Actually about 4.2 billion will die in the tribulation period if you do the arithmetic (which I have done.)
1 Chronicles 12:32 (Context- David’s helpers in times of war):“Of Issachar, men who have understanding (Lit= to have insight) of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen were under their command.”
Issachar was the ninth son of Jacob. The name Issachar means “He will bring a reward.” These selected men within the tribe of Issachar had knowledge of astronomy and celestial cycles. They knew when the Feasts of the Lord were to be kept, their meanings and they knew all about times and seasons and the calendar. The sons of Issachar had knowledge of things past, present and future relating to Israel.
I went into the above verse in more detail in edition 221. This is the focus now for Israel. Time is fast drawing to a close and the devil knows his time is almost up.
It won’t be long before the Middle East is in flames. The focus will soon shift from Arab on Arab conflict to the ancient Arab / Israeli conflict, while at the same time Russia will be drawn in and the new enemy of Israel, Obama. (Note I said Obama and not the USA. I’m pretty sure given the chance, more than half the US will stand with Israel.)
One of the “unintended consequences” of the recent Israeli election was that it unified and brought in many American Jews in support of Israel as well as Jews and those who stand with them from all over the world.
The new Netanyahu:
I was not surprised to see Netanyahu back in the driver’s seat after the election, but I was amazed at his turn around on a few issues. In so many editions I have been saying that Israel can choose to go God’s way or not. Now, out of the blue, Netanyahu says that under his watch there will be no Palestinian state, whereas he was in favour of it before.
Since then he has backtracked on this, or has he?
Netanyahu hasn’t really backtracked on the two-state solution. He is claiming now that he could accept a demilitarised Palestinian state. He says he will not endanger the Israeli state. He claims the goal posts have changed and this has led to his new hard-line stance.
But let me tell you Mr. Netanyahu, any sort of Palestinian state is against God’s word and will bring judgement and war.
We know he has a hard line on Iran’s nuclear aspirations, so nothing new there. He has vowed to continue with building activities in the so-called “occupied territories”. Please see the previous edition for much more on who is “occupying” whom and what the “territories” really are!
It seems that the new Netanyahu has decided to align himself more with God’s word on many issues than before, but the key issue of dividing Israel and the city of Jerusalem are still hovering around like the sword of Damocles.
If Israel abandons the two-state solution, it will bring the wrath of the world upon Israel. If Israel goes ahead with it, it will bring the wrath of God on Israel and the world.
The world’s agenda:
The world has an agenda. It was born in hell and seeks to oppose all that is of God as revealed in His word. The world system has a god behind it...Satan himself. It has a mouthpiece and a huge welcoming mat.
The mouthpiece is of course the world’s mass media, with Satan camouflaged in the dress of its chief editors, reporters and celebrities.
The agenda of the world against God is so deeply entrenched in the devils plans that when the pressure is on the media kingpins will become supernaturally charged with evil.
I have already heard the likes of CNN senior presenters condemning with absolute viciousness those that stand against homosexuality, because God does.
You see, they scream the odds in favour of human rights, but do not allow us the rights to our view that God is supreme and He is right!
Now as we come to Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people and God’s plan for them, we run headlong into conflict with the mass-media, who have decided that Satan is right and God is wrong.
The two – state solution has become sacrosanct and the worlds accepted norm.
God’s will, Satan’s will:
The world famous image above shows the headline in May 1948 as Israel became an official nation, proclaimed by the League of Nations, the organisation that became the United Nations. Note the name of the newspaper. The Palestine Post was not a Palestinian newspaper but a Jewish newspaper as it is today.
In those days Palestine was the Jewish homeland.
Shortly after this the paper changed its name to the Jerusalem Post.
Amongst the massive deceptions and lies that the world now believes thanks to the chief liars, the mass-media, are the following:
● Israel claimed and took over land belonging to the Palestinians.
●Israel is now the occupying force.
●Israel has no right to build settlements in the territories.
●Israel can achieve peace by trading land for peace.
God’s will for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews is revealed in multiple places in the Bible. Satan’s word for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews is revealed in the mass-media. Guess which one will endure to final victory?
God’s word declares that He will regather the Jews from all over the world and bring them back to the land. He will bring them back in their spiritual blindness and then lift that veil. He will bring them back in tumultuous times with many enemies trying to destroy them.
When back in the land, with Jerusalem as their undivided capital, Israel will suffer greatly in wars and conflict. At this time our Lord will open their spiritual eyes and they will see who their real Jewish Messiah is.
God will use the Jews to bring salvation to the world in the final stretch of current world history, the tribulation period.
●In terms of historical fact, Jerusalem has been a Jewish holy city since the days of King David 3000 years ago.
Satan’s will is for a two-state solution, giving a people who don’t exist as a nation a state within the borders of Israel. Satan’s plan for these people who are all Muslims, is to establish the religion of Islam throughout Israel.
Satan’s plan is for the Muslims to kill the Jews, preventing them from coming to salvation and becoming the world’s new evangelists.
Satan’s plan is to turn the world against the Jews and God’s plans for them.
Isaiah 14:24-27 “The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, surely I have thought, so it shall come to pass, as I have purposed so shall it stand...This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth and this is the hand that is stretched out over all nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposes and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out and who will turn it back?”
The next section of this verse is headed “Philistia destroyed”. Philistia is the Biblical territory of Gaza and surrounds. The word ‘Palestinian’ is derived from the word ‘Pleshet’, literally meaning “Invader or intruder.” A derivative form is “Palaistes” meaning “wrestler.” In Hebrew the word is ‘Plishtim’ meaning ‘occupier.’ So, who are the invaders, the intruders, the wrestlers, the occupiers? You guessed right.
This video clip entitled “The myth called the Palestinian people” is excellent. You can find it HERE.
The great danger of democracy:
With almost every westerner, democracy is their god. Challenge them on it and you’ll soon find out. CNN says, “The two-state solution is what the world wants and has decided.” So, because it’s now the democratic will of the masses, that makes it right?
Do you know how to hijack and destroy democracy? It’s easy; all you need to do is remove the absolutes of God’s word from society and cast it down in the street – right under the bus. Then all you need to do is repeatedly espouse a new world where everything becomes subject to the opinions of masses and the media.
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it often enough, it will be believed.”
“How fortunate it is for leaders that the masses do not think.”
“A real leader is one who can move the masses.”
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”
What must Israel do and what must you do?
Quite simply Israel must obey God’s word and make no land for peace deals.
Will you blindly follow the masses because their evil mouthpiece, the media, tells you what you must think? I’ve said a million times and will continue saying it; Satan’s desire is control and he operates through manipulation, intimidation and domination.
Satan wants you to believe his lie that he is God, whereas he is only a fallen angel cast out of heaven. He wants you to believe that his way is the best and most reasonable. He wants you to follow the crowd like a stupid, blind, dumb puppet. Do you think that’s all too dramatic? You fool! The entire world has followed Satan led by the media into the hell of error about Israel.
The whole world including many of you reading this right now believe the lie of the devil that the Palestinian people exist, were overthrown by Jews and now require a state before peace comes along.
The biggest LIE in the world:
The state of Palestine was in existence from 1920 to 1945, but it was a Jewish state even way back then. Palestine in those years was synonymous with the Jewish Holy Land or homeland of Israel. It was under British mandate, but jointly managed with the Jewish people.
There was no PLO, PA, Hamas, or any official Palestinian state-in-waiting. There never was a Palestinian state headed by Palestinians. There most certainly was a Jewish state in waiting as a result of Allenby’s actions in 1917.
So, the so-called Palestinian state that the Jews supposedly took over never existed. It was just a name that briefly existed for Jewish territory and was then changed to Israel at independence.
Here is perhaps one of the biggest shocks for the Palestinians, Obama, Europe and let’s just say the whole world. Before Israel’s independence they had a flag. It was called the Palestine flag. Here it is:
The so-called Palestinian state of Palestine never existed! The presentation that it did is today perhaps the biggest LIE in the world and is perpetuated by the biggest liars in the world – the mass media.
This giant lie will lead to and see the deaths of millions of people in the days ahead.
►My friends, truth is your friend...your eternal friend – embrace it, fall in love with it, accept it; not only will it set you free, but it will open your eyes to great wonders previously incomprehensible.
There was never a Palestinian people with their own homeland, culture, language. Archaeology can’t identify them. They have never had a currency or coinage. The Palestinians are a manufactured people originating from the Arab people, culture and language. A previous Palestinian state full of Palestinians is nowhere in the Bible. In fact the Bible proves that the land of Israel is the heritage of the Jews from the eternal God.
Ezekiel 11:17 “Thus says the Lord God: ‘I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”
The true state of Palestine was, is and will be the Jewish, Zionist, Israel!
The Palestinians are Arab peoples originating from Jordan, Egypt and some from Crete and other places.
What is the point of all of this? Satan has and is using this entire issue to come against God’s truth, replace it with error, prove God a liar and destroy Israel in the process. The ultimate goal of Satan is to prevent the Jews from coming to salvation as the Bible says they will, so prolonging his own time.
No my friends God is not the liar, the world’s mass media is. In fact they are currently presenting the world with the world’s biggest lie ever and will cost untold millions of people their lives and eternal state. Please don’t be one of them.
By the way another interesting thing happened in 1939. Hitler was nominated by the world for the world’s Peace Prize called Nobel!
The Obama deception:
What’s in a name you ask?
Of course it’s not just Obama who refers to ISIS as ISIL. Most political leaders do. Surprisingly many so-called gospel ministers do as well. The meaning of the name of the Islamic terror group ISIS is “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” This is the area of their operations and the area in which they are setting up there caliphate or Islamic state.
The name ISIL uses the word “Levant” for “L”. The map above (in red) shows exactly what or where “Levant” is. Note that it includes Israel.
Those who use the word ISIL are proclaiming that Israel is part of the Islamic caliphate and will end up as part of their land of domination. In fact they are proclaiming death to Israel and especially death to Zionist, Jewish Israel.
This is no small deal; it is a big deal! This is just how many of these things start.
Let me inform you that Christians using this name are knowingly or unknowingly speaking the word of the devil. They are proclaiming a form a Replacement Theology. Politicians are already under the spell of the devil – so it’s par for the course for them to use the word. But we see through them all to the devil’s plans.
Obama wears a ring on his finger. It is Islamic and essentially declares that Allah is God!
Here it is:
The thirteenth Prime Minister:
Since the election, the UN has told Israel it expects them to “create the environment for a final peace agreement and to continue giving up land for the Palestinian state”. The spokesman said he expected Israel to end the occupation paving the way for a viable Palestinian state – Farhan Haq UN General Secretary Deputy 19th March.
So now with this election just passed we have the thirteenth Prime Minister of Israel about to be installed. In terms of numbers in scripture, thirteen is the number of rebellion against God. In Genesis 10:9 Nimrod is described as a mighty hunter, who was “before the Lord.” This literally means that he tried to take the place of God. He was the thirteenth in Ham’s line.
According to the excellent work by EW Bullinger, thirteen represents all the governments created by men and inspired by Satan in outright rebellion against God. You can see source material on this HERE.
At this stage it’s too early to know just what Netanyahu will do, but this is not a good omen for his new term.
Concessions to the world and appeasement of the world’s demands will see Israel fall out of favour with God. Israel will go into “captivity” again and a second Holocaust will come its way.
Mr. Netanyahu, do not lead Israel anywhere near a two-state solution! Do not capitulate with concessions!
Abbas has already declared that a two-state solution is impossible with Netanyahu at the helm. Good, let it be so!
All the nations of the world with a few exceptions and all the world’s mass-media with no exceptions are in favour of the two-state solution.
Israel, please understand that God wants you to fulfil his will and bring blessing to you. Understand that Satan wants to destroy you as he always has. The mass media are not your friends – they are your eternal great enemies. The nations of the world have been fed all the lies about Palestine and the Palestinians. They are friends of the antichrist.
Israel it is your time now. You must stand alone, ignoring the mass media and the voice of the nations. You must align yourselves with the word of your Jewish Messiah.
But know this Israel; as you stand alone, you stand with God and the multitudes of pro-Israel Christians Zionists, many of whom would give their lives for you.
There are so many things of a prophetic nature dovetailing together now; it is no coincidence. Israel this is your time, it is your time to shine. This time is like no other!
The great dovetail:
Some of the signs of the times dovetailing right now and culminating this year include: The blood moon tetrad and solar eclipse. The first Shemitah year of this cycle ends on Elul 29 (September 13th 2015). The war in Syria refuses to cease anticipating the great Isaiah 17 war in which Damascus is completely destroyed. Russia is preparing to push further into Eastern Europe sowing the seeds for WW111 prophesied in Ezekiel 38&39. Islam marches forward under the banner of ISIS. The Psalm 83 war is on the horizon. Iran will soon be within reach of nuclear weapons. Anti-Semitism is arising at an alarming rate worldwide. The chorus of anti-Israel media bias is consolidating under the auspices of Satan.
Israel, you were in Babylonian captivity for seventy years because of your rebellion against God, then you were set free. It is now seventy years since the Holocaust and you are about to become truly free.
Mandela’s view on Israel:
Because he was seen as a saint by the world, everyone thinks that what he said was “gospel”! It was the gospel of Satan. Although he did endorse the rights of Israel to exist (kind of him!), he supported two states and leaned much more to the Palestinian cause than Israel’s.
He was a friend of Arafat and Abbas. If his views had been implemented, God’s wrath would have fallen on Israel. He was a true Universalist, believing that all people were equal with and before God. That sounds good, but it’s not the Bible. God has called specific people and nations for specific things.
Mandela’s view on Israel would have handed the land to the Palestinians and Islam on a platter.
The entire plot is portrayed in the scriptures and that is exactly as it will transpire. We don’t know the small details, but we know the big picture.
I used this verse higher up, but it so important and so relevant I must end with it. If you haven’t read it please do so. If you have please do so again:
You see Israel; you actually can’t do what you want. God’s will for you will come about. It can come about the easy way or the hard way, but it will come about!
Isaiah 14:24-27 “The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, surely I have thought, so it shall come to pass, as I have purposed so shall it stand...This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth and this is the hand that is stretched out over all nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposes and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out and who will turn it back?”
This is a modified mixed painting I did representing a menorah, scroll and various other elements, all heavily textured and layered.
I took this picture in the magnificent Etosha Game Reserve, Namibia, as a young one took a rest at a waterhole.
If you want to see more pictures of this incredibly beautiful area click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 251. March 18th 2015
The Walls of Jerusalem:
The Walls of Jerusalem:
The Middle East has entered a new dimension (in case you hadn’t noticed.) The focus now is ISIS and the expansion of Islam into Israel’s neighbouring states. But don’t be fooled by that. It’s just part of the grand plan.
This, the greatest drama of all time is about to include Israel in a most dramatic way.
In ancient times every village or town in Israel had a wall around it. Today some of the walls still stand but none of them is operational for security or defensive purposes. (I’m not referring to the fence / wall in some Palestinian areas.)
Israel is now a land of un-walled villages and cities. Because these walls have fallen all manner of evil enemies have stormed in.
Now, new invisible walls are being built. Unfortunately only some people can see them.
Zechariah 2:4-5 “Run speak to this young man, saying: ‘Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls because of the multitude of men and livestock in it. ‘For I’, says the Lord ‘will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”
There was once a time when the Jews were almost destroyed by the fire of Holocaust. In the very close future the tables will be turned. A large part of the world will be destroyed by nuclear fire!
But please note the verse above. Our Lord will be a wall of fire around Jerusalem. Is this literal fire? It most certainly results in a massive, large death toll.
The invisible fiery walls being built now by God were planned thousands of years ago and written down in the Bible.
The wise can see the walls. The wise can see the fire of God’s judgement. The foolish won’t see the walls of fire and they will be killed as a result. These walls are welcoming and deadly, much more so than ever before. Can you see the walls?
The incredible drama unfolds:
Nehemiah 2:19-20 (Nehemiah comes to Jerusalem and views the wall) “But when Sanballat the Horronite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard of it they laughed us to scorn and despised us saying, ‘What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?’ So I answered them and said to them, ‘The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.’”
This verse above is as good as having the title deeds to Jerusalem. Do you see how incredible this is especially in light of the world’s desire to divide Jerusalem and Israel? God Himself will work with Israel to accomplish His will. The people who became the Palestinians in our day are told they have no heritage in Jerusalem!
Nehemiah 4:7-20 “Now when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the walls of Jerusalem were being restored and the gaps were beginning to be closed, that they became very angry, and they all conspired together to come and attack Jerusalem and create confusion. Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God and because of them we sat watch against them day and night...Do not be afraid of them, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses...Every one of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built...Therefore wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.”
In this amazing portion of scripture above we see that the peoples who became our modern Palestinians became very angry at the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. They attacked and spread confusion, but we see how the tables were turned on them!
Sanballat was a Moabite (Palestinians today.) The word means: “Secret enemy”. In both of the verses above, they are spoken of in relation to Jerusalem! But now let’s look deeper into the issue.
►The word “Palestinian” in Hebrew is “Plishtim” meaning “Occupier” or “thief”. Now isn’t that very interesting indeed? Based on this alone, please tell me who the true occupiers are! Who are the thieves of the land? Yes it’s the Palestinians, but it’s also all their backers and supporters. Who is the “secret enemy” of Israel, and what are God’s plans for the land? It’s the Palestinians and all of their supporters.
Malachi 1:3-4 “Jacob (type of Israel) I have loved and Esau (type of the Palestinians) I have hated, and laid waste his mountains and his heritage for the jackals of the wilderness. Even though Edom (Esau) has said, we have been impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places. Thus says the Lord of hosts; They may build but I will throw down; they shall be called the Territory of Wickedness, and the people with whom the Lord will have indignation forever. Your eyes shall see, and you shall say, The Lord is magnified beyond the border of Israel.”
Now have a close look at the verse above. The world calls the West Bank, the Israeli occupied territories. They say that this is Palestinian land. Do you see what God calls the territories?
So now wrapped in the meanings of the words of these verses we have identified the “secret enemy”, the “occupiers” and the “thieves” and the “territory of wickedness.”– And it all relates to the same group of people, the Palestinians!
Do you see why the rebuilding of the invisible walls of Jerusalem and in fact greater Israel are so infused with drama and troubles?
Don’t underestimate what I’ve just written. Millions of lives will and are being affected by these very things and here is God’s word right before everyone’s eyes.
Israel has many enemies all around the world. She has a few friends too. But Israel has many friends whom she knows nothing about. Israel has multitudes of secret friends who believe the Bible.
Israel has many friends waiting in the wings to support her and stand with her. Do you know what the name ‘Esther’ means? It comes from a root word meaning “hidden.” So, yes Israel does have a “secret enemy”, but she has many “hidden” friends making up a huge invisible wall of love, protection through prayer, and identity with the Jews!
God’s plan for Israel includes His word on the land, the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish people. His plan is written in eternal covenants in His unchanging and unchangeable word. His plan will stand at the end of the day.
Deuteronomy 27:17 “Cursed is the one who moves his neighbour’s landmark. (Lit=borders.) And all the people shall say Amen.”
Proverbs 22:28 “Do not remove the ancient landmark (border peg) which your fathers have set.”
God has promised by covenant specific land for Israel. It is not to be negotiated, removed or changed. Of course the two-state solution falls within this curse, but just have a look at the following verses and note how succinctly it applies to the leaders of Israel dividing their own land to appease the world and the Palestinians!
Hosea 5:10 “The princes (leaders) of Judah are like those who remove a landmark (Lit=Boundary stones); I will pour out My wrath on them like water.”
Do you want to mess with the God-ordained borders of Israel? Do you want to take part in or support the dividing of the land and city? Read these three little verses above again. If you do mess with or even support the dividing of the land - welcome to a cursed future.
►Political leaders, here are just two verses for you, and there are more:
■Joel 3:2 “I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat and I will enter into judgement 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 12:2-3 “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. It happens in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away (Lit= divide it) shall surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
One can understand the world’s ignorant politicians and intellectuals for supporting the cause of the devil in these things, but how many Christian ministers are leading their flock into the pro-Palestinian pit?
You will never succeed in coming against Israel and you will doom yourself in the process of trying. I have the faces of numerous Christian ministers, some I know personally, flashing before my mind’s eye right now!
Let me remind you that prophetically, a huge group of professing Christians join up with Satan in disguise, to attempt to bring about a new world of ‘peace’. Again the Jews and God’s word on Israel will stand in their way, and again they will have to get rid of the Jews for that to happen.
The builders of the walls of Babel:
The two-state solution is an attempt to bring peace to the Middle East and the world. All attempts to divide the land and Jerusalem have this same ultimate goal.
The decedents of the builders of the Tower of Babel are in our midst today, trying to build world- peace, and preserving for themselves a good future. Their God-defying pride has again blinded their eyes and filled their mouths with God-rejecting cow-dung.
The spiritual power of humanism is again trying to build a global society, a world community of peace and again the Jews, the custodians of God’s promises, stand in their way.
Britain’s Lord Beveridge said “World peace requires world order. World order requires world law. World law requires world government.”
World peace is doomed to war and hell!
That’s a bit harsh, don’t you think? No I don’t, not at all. If you think peace is of God because the word is in the Bible, think again! Of course godly peace His way is in the Bible and is good and right, but the builders of modern world-peace are doing it their way and actually have a massive hidden evil agenda.
The agenda of the modern Babel-builders is to create world peace with all the worlds’ sin and evil still part of it, flourishing and thriving. Modern world peace requires a mixture of all the world’s sin. The new worldthey are creating will be full of homosexuality,abortion and all things evil – Just as in the days of Noah and Lot.
World peace is full of ungodliness, uncleanness, unrighteousness and all the fruits of its god – Satan.
Let me remind you that God’s world peace is coming on the wings of the destruction of the entire godless world. True world peace will be full of purity and holiness – God’s way!
Worldly world-peace must strip out the virtues and values of the Bible. World peace is rooted and originated in the god of the world – Satan.
God’s way for peace is to build a wall of division, separation and protection from the evil one, and his forces and his unholy ways. Of course that’s just what the cross of Calvary is. This is why we are given spiritual weapons of warfare and the gifts of the Spirit to discern, see and know our enemy.
The modern day Babel-builders will be celebrating the International Day of Peace also called “World Peace Day” on the 21st September. On this day a ceasefire in any combat worldwide is supposed to come about. The “Peace Bell” will be rung at the UN.
They will be crying “peace and safety.”
Israel’s disobedience comes back to haunt them:
Numbers 33:50-55 Instructions for the conquest of Canaan: “(Moses), speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images and demolish all their high places...but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those you let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.”
Exodus 34:11-14 “Observe what I command you this day. Behold I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. You shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images, for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous is a jealous God.” (The Palestinians originate from some of the people mentioned above.)
Because Israel disobeyed the essence of these verses they now have to deal with the results of it all. They are now facing the same choices. Will they obey God?
We are now entering the final stretch and these things are before us now. Israel is again at the crossroads. Israel stands before a second Holocaust.
I have spoken of these verses before, but it’s always good to be put in remembrance of very important verses even though they are seldom mentioned or taught.
The darkness of the nations:
Obama is totally blind spiritually. So is Cameron and so are all the world’s politicians except for a small handful.
Isaiah 25:7-8 “He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over the people and the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away all tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people (the Jews), He will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken.”
Rather than having tears taken away, the above verse brings tears to my eyes! Please read it again and then read it again. Do you see that the nations of the earth have a veil of blindness over them, relating to Israel? Yes at the end of the day, the veil will be lifted as it will be from the Jews as well. But note that the veil relates to God’s people being “rebuked” by the nations. That is where we are now isn’t it?
The nations of the world can’t see the invisible walls of fire God has placed around Jerusalem and all Israel.
We are about to see the most dramatic fulfilments of many prophecies – what drama.
The coming destruction of the walls of Jerusalem:
The image above is the Golden Gate opposite the Mount of Olives. The Bible prophecies that it will bricked up until our Messiah returns, opening it. (It is also called the Eastern Gate.)
At the Second Coming, our Lord and Saviour returns to the Mount of Olives just as He left. He then walks over to the Golden Gate (above) and supernaturally opens the sealed gate as He goes through to the Temple Mount.
Of course I’m using this example with a broader application, but this will mark the spot and the time where all walls of separation will come down forever in the presence of the purity and holiness of the judge of the universe.
As that Golden Gate opens, the true New World Order of righteousness, holiness, purity and all glory comes into being for a thousand years.
The world orders of Babel, Babylon, all world empires, the Catholic’s, the Nazi’s, The New World Order and any other that I’ve left out, will be cast into their eternal fiery destination.
As the Golden Gate opens the Millennium begins.
All the walls of protection will fall because there will be no more enemy and no need of them. Right now we need to strengthen all walls of protection against the enemy.
The Israeli Defence Force:
We as believers in our Messiah, have been given spiritual weapons of warfare to keep us safe from the onslaughts of the devil.
Natural Israel is still in her pre-salvation state and must use natural, physical weapons of warfare to defend herself.
This is perhaps the most disciplined military in the world. It was founded in the War of Independence in 1948. It has successfully defended the country in six major wars against overwhelming odds. Their soldiers are a personal example of discipline on the battlefields and humility in the streets (except of course when engaged in anti-terrorism activities.) The IDF operates under the concept of comradeship to the degree of risking their own lives for others. They have very high ethical standards. They have a very high degree of professionalism. And we can also say that God is on their side as He has been in the previous wars. Few are aware that the IDF is engaged more often than any other military force in humanitarian operations.
Walls of protection lead to the walls of salvation.
The wonderful conclusion:
Isaiah 60:18 “Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls salvation and your gates praise.”
Isaiah 60:15 “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated...I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.”
Isaiah 60:3 “The Gentiles shall come to your (Jews) light.”
Isaiah 62:6 “I have set watchmen on your walls O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in all the earth.”
Some believe (as I do) that there is a powerful type in the story of Nehemiah’s rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem which relates to the modern restoration of Israel. It will be in tumultuous times!
Right in the middle of all the confusion and drama, God’s word plots His course and plan.
What a tragedy that so many in the world and church have no idea at all, being dominated by their own opinions!
This is a mixture of photography and art. I took the background picture of the lichen on a rock and texturised it, and then added the mixed media art work.
I took this picture at the appropriately named Two-Palms section of Etosha in Namibia. Because the giraffe wouldn’t stand still, I had to drive around in circles in the Landy to get it in the right place!
If you want to see more pictures of this incredibly beautiful area click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 250. March 11th 2015
The prophetic future of Iran:
The prophetic future of Iran:
We have heard what Netanyahu has to say about Iran and we know what Obama has to say. But what does God have to say? You may be shocked and amazed!
It is of course more important to know what our Lord says on any issue. Most times, especially on important biblical issues it’s the opposite of what CNN, the mass-media and the world thinks and believes.
Identifying Iran in the Bible:
Many say that Iran is ancient Persia in the Bible. That is true, but the Bible also breaks it down into smaller areas which are within modern day Iran. In fact Iran is a modern name. The nation was always called Persia until 1935.
Elam is within modern day western Iran, in the region of the Persian Gulf.
Jeremiah 49:34-39 “The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam...Behold I will break the bow of Elam, the foremost in their might. Against Elam I will bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and scatter them towards all those winds; there shall be no nations where the outcasts of Elam will not go. For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before those who seek their lives. I will bring disaster upon them, My fierce anger says the Lord; and I will send the sword after them until I have consumed them. I will set My throne in Elam, and will destroy from there, the kings and the princes, says the Lord. It shall come to pass in the latter days.”
The last part of the verse above gives the time frame. It is to occur in the “last days”. All commentators agree that this verse has not yet been fulfilled.
Our Lord says, “He will break the bow of Elam (Iran). “Bow” would refer to weapons of warfare. In modern terms, it could be a missile launcher or the like. “The four winds” could be literal, but are more likely to be a reference to international military forces including air forces. The verse says that the people of Iran will flee to all nations. It is very clear that the Lord’s fierce anger is involved here and the result will be huge destruction, but not the complete destruction of Iran.
Iran your days are numbered!
The above verses relating to Elam may be added to the verses of Ezekiel 38 & 39, which describe what is well known as WW111. Persia (Iran) is the subject of these verses as well, but here we see Iran completely destroyed, while the verses in Jeremiah imply a partial destruction.
Another significant difference between the wars of Jeremiah and Ezekiel is the fact that Israel is the main defender in Ezekiel while Jeremiah does not name Israel.
The ‘Elam’ war verses above may occur before WW111, but may also be part of it...we will have to wait and see.
Elam includes the area where the Iranian nuclear power generator is. This is a highly active seismic spot with numerous earthquakes. The power station has been down more than it has been operating due to many technical and other problems. Any big accident or even attack on the power station would cause a huge Chernobyl-type event
Zechariah 1:14 “The angel spoke with me and said proclaim, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with great zeal. I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease...”
What’s in a name?
The name Iran comes from the word “Aryan”, the two even sound similar. “Aryan” should be ringing bells.
1935 was the year the Nuremberg race laws in Germany were introduced against the Jews. These laws identified the Jews as an “inferior race” that could never be part of the Aryan race.
The proposal to change the name of the country then called Persia to Iran was in 1935 but didn’t become official until 1939. Now isn’t that incredible? That’s just when World War Two (WW11) was getting underway (1939 – 1945). So, Persia became Iran or ‘Aryan’ just as Hitler was preparing to create an Aryan world by exterminating the Jews.
You may be interested to know that the Swastika is a well used symbol in Iran. It was used by the ancients Aryans 3000 years ago!
You may be very surprised to know what the word ‘Swastika’ means!
Actually, it’s made up of a number of root words, “su,” “asti,” and “ka.” These words mean “good to be.” In other words it means, “To be good.” The word has within its root-meaning the humanistic attempt to be good or have a good future world. It became the symbol of an ongoing world of peace.
The symbol is rooted in the occult, ancient paganism and devil worship.
The Swastika originally represented the revolving sun of Mithra’s wheel. This Aryan symbol occurred first in ancient Persia where it represented infinite, continuing recreation producing a good future. In fact the Swastika even looks like a revolving turning wheel.
Another meaning of the Swastika is “Evolution of the universe.”
Here’s the amazing thing. It represents the Aryan evolution to a perfect world of peace! It represents peace and well-being in revolving, evolutionary transition.
In some pagan beliefs the four arms represent the revolving sun. In others, the four arms represent the four corners of the world and the four stages of life toward perfection.
In ancient Persia among the Aryans, the Swastika also represented the power of “sacred fire” in sun-god worship. Their worship demanded sacrifice by fire to their sun-god, so they could come to ultimate perfection. By the way, the word ‘Holocaust’ comes from the root word ‘Holokaustum’ meaning ‘great sacrifice by fire.’
In Buddhist theology the Swastika represents the harmony and balance of opposites and the coming together of good and evil to produce ultimate world peace.
So now we have a fateful connection between Iran / Aryan / Nazi Germany / the Swastika and our present situation. Can you see how significant this is? Is it all coincidence? I think not!
●The flag of Iran has the words “Allah Akbar” repeated 22 times above the central sword. In Bible numerics the number 22 refers to ‘disintegration’. (22 is also 2x11, with 11 being a key occult number.)
Have you ever wondered why Iran wants to wipe Israel off the map? We know that it’s tied up in the ultimate goal of Islam, but it’s also because Iran has the same visions of grandeur that Hitler had, which was to produce a perfect world and in their eyes the only way that can be done is without Jews.
The various sects of Islam hate each other, but they’re united in their hatred for Israel and the Jew. In fact the source of the hatred is Satan himself.
The signs and what Israel must do:
1 Chronicles 12:32-33 “Of Issachar, men who have understanding (Lit= to have insight) of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen were under their command. Of Zebulun there were fifty thousand who went out to battle, experts in war with all weapons of war, stouthearted men who could keep ranks.”
The sons of Issachar knew the celestial signs. This applies to the prophetic importance of the lunar cycles and the Feasts of the Lord and would include signs such as the lunar eclipse tetrad, solar eclipses and the like.
Israel’s military machine will be “experts in warfare”, highly disciplined “people who can keep rank”. In other words they will be loyal to God’s covenants and not be influenced by the opinions of the world.
Israel will be brought to our Lord and Messiah soon, but it will be through great catastrophe. The following verses are monumental, tragic, frightening, exciting, and full of gravity and severity:
Isaiah 31:5, 9 “Like birds flying about, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it; passing over He will preserve it...The Lord’s fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 48:10 “Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”
Ezekiel 22:20-21 (Israel in the furnace) “I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead and tin into the midst of a furnace to blow fire on it to melt it, so I will gather you in my anger and in my fury and I will leave you there and melt you.” (The rest of this portion of scripture speaks of the unholy priests and prophets leading Israel into un-holiness like wolves.)
These verses above, and there are many more like them, show the rough road Israel will go down to meet her Messiah. At times it will appear that it’s all over for Israel. But we know the wonderful outcome!
Please don’t believe the many out there who are saying that God will just destroy all Israel’s enemies and bring her smoothly through. Yes that will be the ultimate outcome, but it will involve great tribulation to get there and a second Holocaust.
What Obama, Kerry and his friends are missing is Iran’s repeated statements on wiping Israel off the map. This desire was renewed by Iran only a few days ago. Interestingly the current nuclear negotiations with Iran are about her uranium enrichment desires, but not about her desires to ‘wipe Israel off the map.’ Shouldn’t that be the foremost issue and focus?
That’s like sitting around negotiating on what calibre of gun to give an unrepentant psychopathic mass-murderer.
I notice that Iran has not once been brought to book for these statements. What is really shocking is that Kerry and the European negotiators are trying to strike a deal with a nation whose immediate intentions are out there for everyone to see.
Let me give you a little clue – you can’t make peace with the devil...it will backfire on you!
Iran’s big nuclear lie swallowed by the Muslim liar in the White House:
Iran does not need nuclear power. It has more than enough oil. It needs fuel for its single nuclear generator. It does not need to produce this fuel. All countries with nuclear power, besides the few producers of the fuel, can and do buy their nuclear fuel commercially from any one of a number of suppliers.
So why then does Iran have to create so much controversy over its enrichment program and desires? None of the other countries running peaceful nuclear plants have the same dilemma on the go, not one!
If your intentions are for peaceful nuclear power, what is there to negotiate over?
Iran is a liar. Its intentions are to create weapons grade nuclear fuel. That is what the negotiations have been about – to limit this. And then Kerry, Obama and his brigade of liars tell the world it’s all for peaceful purposes. Those who are discerning would have noted the big slip by Obama when he admitted on the news that Iran was enriching to “dangerous” levels.
Do you want to see it yourself? The relevant section starts at 2.38 minutes in the clip HERE.
In terms of Iran’s intentions here is another shocker:
Iranian Finance Minister says of Netanyahu; “He sees peace as an existential threat.” What a perfect example of what I’ve been saying for many years: Peace in Islamic terms is the absence of resistance to itself and the implementation of Sharia law worldwide! Please remember that. Peace is the absence of resistance to Islam, in their eyes.
The Obama administration has now thrown Israel under the bus and befriended Iran. These giant shifts in allegiance will have drastic, dramatic effects on the US, the Middle East, Israel and the world!
Within the US there are many who will stand with Israel. Do not change that position. The next few months are going to be monumental – be prepared and strengthen your faith and friendship with Israel.
Nukes in the Bible:
“Megaseismos” is the Biblical word meaning “great shaking” It can be used for great earthquake, or volcano, or atom-bomb!
Here are some verses where this could be the case:
Isaiah 29:6 “You (Jerusalem) will be punished by the Lord of hosts with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with storm and tempest and the flame of devouring fire.”
Ezekiel 38:19 “For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath, I have spoken: Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.”
Zechariah 14:12 “This shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.”
Some nuclear facts: Pakistan created 18 nuclear bombs with 6000 centrifuges. Iran is being allowed to run 6500 centrifuges. According to Kerry and Obama this is not enough to make a nuclear bomb! Someone is lying!
The image below came to me as a real shock. It was taken on the day of Purim (a few days ago) and shows Netanyahu holding a silver megillah, with the scroll of Esther protruding from it. The megillah is the container for the biblical scrolls. But it has a secondary meaning which is why it came to me as a shock at this particular time. There is a tragic message wrapped up here.
For the sake of space and so as not to repeat the whole story, I refer you to edition 147 on this website, where I discuss the entire story of the flying megillahs. It is under the headline “I have found WMD” and you find it HERE.
The biggest lie in the world coming from Iran, the Palestinians, other Arab nations, Obama, Kerry, CNN and others of the mass-media is that they want peace with Israel.
My friends, time is running out. We could be on the doorstep of monumental prophetic events. There is so much on the go now. Wait until you see what is going to be happening in September? I’ll share some of those things with you soon.
I did a few paintings similar to this, mixing and matching the various elements. I think the best description would be, abstract, ethnic, organic.
I took the picture below on the edge of the giant salt pan at Etosha, Namibia.
If you want to see more pictures of this wonderful wild place click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 249. March 4th 2015
Knowing your real friends and enemies:
Knowing your real friends and enemies:
There is one prime reason for this edition. You’ll find it further down under the heading Israel’s important friends and great loss. But before we get to that let’s do some groundwork and look at these things from a personal point of view.
This is not the time to stand alone. And it is also the time to know who your enemies are, and how and why they are your enemies.
This time period is the pre-amble to the tribulation. It is the time in which a number of great earth-shaking events and wars will take place, before the world enters the ‘time of Jacob’s trouble’. This is the time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken.
Although the full shaking takes place in the tribulation we will see the forerunners to it.
This is the time when a great many people will have their faith rocked and end up shipwrecked! This is the time when the lukewarm church reaches maturity, ready to be spat out by our Lord. (Revelation 3:16). This is the time when our Lord will “kill with death” certain people of a particular church.
Don’t argue with me. If you don’t believe that, just hover your mouse over the verse that says it, or better still, go and study the whole context – it identifies with the Catholic church: Revelation 2:23
This is the time when the “love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12) and “believers will betray one another.” (Matthew 24:20.)
This is the time when deception will deceive like never before. Our Lord warned of it five times in His discourse on the Mount of Olives alone. (Matthew 24:4.)
As we enter this, the greatest drama of all time, it is time to know where you stand and with whom you can stand.
There is an enormous number of verses dealing with friendship in the Bible. It has a lot to say about whom your friends should be and whom you should avoid.
Friendships with people are very important in our spiritual lives. If Satan can break them he has achieved a great victory.
The stability of a nation and even the world is built on relationships and friendships. Satan knows his time is short and he is sowing discord now in every sphere he can.
Hebrews 10:25 “Don’t forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”
This verse above is very important. I don’t believe it’s talking about what has become the Sunday church service in our day. I believe it is talking about a form of identity of like-minded believers in close friendship and fellowship. But note that it is especially related to the coming of the events of the Day of the Lord – which are the rapture, and the approaching tribulation.
The importance of friendship in godly development:
As believers we get a lot of support by knowing that we are on the right course. In fact we are all like pillars in a temple holding it up, which is good for everyone inside.
Here are a few very important self-explanatory verses:
Proverbs 12:26 “The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.”
Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.”
Psalm 119:63 “I am a companion with all those who fear you.”
At the other end of the spectrum we run into trouble with the wrong friends because of their influence:
James 4:4 “...Friendship with the world is enmity with God. Whoever then wants to make himself a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
Proverbs 25:19 “Confidence in an unfaithful man in a time of trouble is like a bad tooth and a foot out of joint.”
Proverbs 26:24-25 “He who hates disguises it with his lips and lays up deceit within himself; When he speaks kindly do not believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart.”
A real true godly friend will see you God’s way and want His best for you. He will be a good friend, perhaps even going so far as to lay down his life for you, but he will not give you sweet talk all the time:
Proverbs 27: 5-6 “Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed. Faithfull are the wounds of a friend but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”
Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity.”
Proverbs 18:24 “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
I once heard a friend say this: “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you what sort of person you are.”
How true that is.
So now we see some insights into the Biblical issue of friendship. But we must be aware that this is the playground in which Satan lays many traps as well. It goes without saying that Satan hates the true believer and anything that will strengthen him.
John 15:19 “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”
Do you want to know if you are on the right track with our Lord? The verse above gives us a brilliant key. Does the world hate you? The tragedy of many believers especially those outside of the baptism in the Spirit is that they can’t even see kingdom of the world!
Don’t take this lightly, it’s very important. Does the world love you? If it does and you love it and fit in comfortably you are on the wrong track.
Have a look at the dilemma Jeremiah the prophet faced:
Jeremiah 20:9-10 (This is headed: Jeremiah’s unpopular ministry) “His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back. For I heard many mocking; fear on every side...All my acquaintances watched for my stumbling, saying perhaps he can be induced; then we will prevail against him...”
Believe it or not Satan has planted his workers all around us, trying to bring us down.
A terrible example:
Some of your friends may turn on you!
I know a number of women personally who have all joined together in a loose “Jezebel” affiliation of hell. Some of them were good friends of old. They are all now into witchcraft, of various forms. They are nice and friendly!
A while ago I got a rather sudden supernatural insight and revelation into the fact that these women would soon want to see me dead. They haven’t said anything like that or done anything, I just know and sense danger! Unfortunately for them the tables have been turned in the spirit realm so I know I’m protected.
I have run into a fair amount of persecution from many sources in the past and some from friends of the past.
You see, we are in a spiritual environment and climate first and foremost. There are spiritual forces, demons and devils at work in certain types of people who are open to it, even un-knowingly. If they could see what instruments of hell they are they would be shocked beyond belief. And of course some know full well that they are the devil’s disciples.
In this day we need to be vigilant in so many areas. But if we remain close to our Lord and draw near to Him, He will show us the traps.
The collision of the cross:
Why will some of your friends hate you when the pressure is on? It’s not because they have suddenly seen a nasty wart on your nose. It is because they are friends of the world and its god - Satan and the Spirit of the living God in you is colliding with them.
It’s because the major kingdoms of the universe are in conflict.
It’s interesting to me that our Lord and King-Saviour, Yeshua, hung on and died on a cross for our salvation. It is the application of the cross into our lives that generates the power of God to move us ever forward with our Lord.
It is the cross that stands at the cross-roads for many. But the interesting thing is that when He was observed on the cross, His disciples ran away, denied Him, and fled. If ever there was a group of people who should not have done that it was they.
Yet these same disciples and close friends of our Lord turned on Him. Eventually though, they gave their lives for Him!
Bear in mind that when Satan sees you crucified with our Messiah he freaks out. He will cause your friends to run away! But that’s okay, you stay right there and let them run. Just like Calvary, some will come back and receive of God through you. Others will run forever till they arrive in hell.
The cross is the source of incredible power. Its power has and will collide with the power of the devil now and forever. Saving power, renewing power, spiritual power all flow from the cross and its application.
Our very inner lives (self) are on a collision course with the cross. The world itself and all demonic forces are on the same collision course.
Some of your enemies:
Satan’s “angels of light” in camouflage are your prime enemies.
The lukewarm church is one of your real big enemies. Your big enemies are those who lead you to mediocrity. They instruct you in the way of conformity to the values and virtues of the world. They lead you to fall in love with cow dung, which is what Paul likens the world to. (Philippians 3:8)
Be advised that the lukewarm church in the Revelation is vomited out of God’s mouth – permanently. And be aware that the church of Thyatira, the compromisers, are cast into “great tribulation” by our Lord.
There are some who will eventually betray you to the devil. They will secretly hate you because they secretly love the god of the world.
Matthew 24:10 “Many will be offended and will betray one another and hate one another.”
Perhaps your worst enemy is the one most of you love the most. The modern entertainment world in all its forms is the heart of the world system – Satan. The modern mass-media is just the same. It is the expression and the very word of Satan.
Knowing how to stand secure in these days:
The first and most important issue is that you must want to. If you want to move ever forward with our Lord, you’ve won half the battle.
Proverbs 15:24 “The way of life winds upward for the wise so that he may turn away from hell below.”
Gaining victory is impossible while your enemies are your friends. You must make your enemies your enemies and your friends your friends. You need to have supernatural eyes that can see the heart motivations of your friends.
I know a woman who has been a believer for ages. But I always had a sense that she was not all the way there with our Lord. Something was holding her back in some areas. She married an unbeliever in spite of the verse that says “Don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers.” She had the same useless, stupid philosophy that most do that she would lead him to the Lord.
The opposite happened he led her more and more away from the Lord.
You see, you must decide how serious you want to be in following our Lord. You must make His word your very best friend. You must be prepared to sacrifice many of your ideas. You must be prepared to pay the price and then do it.
Dealing with enemies:
We are to operate in love in terms of the big picture. That may involve offering pure forgiveness and it may involve rebuke as well.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good word.”
There is no exact formula in how to deal with enemies. There are numerous examples in the Bible offering a wide variety of actions. So, we must be led by the Spirit. If we are, the results will often be just what the Spirit of God wanted in the situation.
The divine friendship:
The best friend you could ever have is the one who sees you God’s way and genuinely desires His best for you. This friend would be God’s divine messenger, prophet and servant to bring you face to face with our great God – to help you prepare and move into His glorious presence.
Israel’s important friends and great loss:
Proverbs 26:24-25 “He who hates disguises it with his lips and lays up deceit within himself; When he speaks kindly do not believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart.” (Applied to Obama who has the spirit of Islam in his heart.)
With all of this in mind, let’s remember that what applies to friends and enemies applies very much to nations as a whole as well. Israel at this point in time is a very special nation, having the hand and eye of God upon it. There is no other nation on earth with the same calling and provision upon it as Israel.
The United States has been blessed throughout its history because it had been a close and good friend of Israel. This has generated blessing upon Israel while disaster has fallen upon one nation after the next throughout history, who have been Israel’s enemies.
The Netanyahu address to the US congress is not the main issue, but it was the event of separation. It will produce the trigger!
Right now Israel is at the crossroads in many ways. The most dangerous and earth-shattering event upon us now is the loss of the US as Israel’s prime friend. The reason why this is more important than with any other nation is simply because of the size and influence of the US in all its ways.
What befalls the US always affects the whole world in varying degrees.
The Muslim US President has in one powerful move befriended Islam in a very wide manner and thrown Israel under the bus.
Let’s remember the age old verse decreeing blessing on those who bless Israel and cursing on those who come against Israel. This verse may not work the next day, but throughout history it has always proved true.
Obama has now engraved an irremovable target on the back of the USA. When our Lord withdraws his hand of overall protection, the devil will come in like a flood.
As far as Iran goes, it has never revoked its desire to wipe Israel off the map and now has the green light from Obama to go right ahead. There is reliable information out there that Iran has secret nuclear facilities that the West does not have access to. Of course this begs the question, why? If your desires are peaceful, why have these secret places and why develop weapons grade uranium which can’t be used in nuclear reactors?
Obama has now sold the USA to the devil and simultaneously dumped Israel. There are evil spiritual principalities and powers of significance at work here.
I have a passion for the US and its people. I would love to be optimistic and I would love to believe that everything is going to be fine. But it’s not!
Israel has officially lost its prime friend to Islam and to a nation dedicated to destroy her.
I used to say and believe that because the US has the largest number of Jews outside of Israel, it will always be protected. I don’t believe that anymore.
I believe we are now going to see some sort of enormous dramas that will drive most of the American Jews back to Israel, just like the “hunters” verse (Jeremiah 16:16). If this does occur soon, and the moment Jews begin to leave the US, America, your days are not numbered they are over.
My friends, as Israel now sits at the crossroads, facing an evil and great danger, so the US sits at a tragic crossroads. Of course what is coming will knock-on to the rest of the world.
Obama, you have chosen Satan as your close friend, but know that there will be enormous consequences, and you have inflicted your evil friend on your nation!
What to do about America?
We must keep things in perspective. The US still has an enormous number of people, businesses, organisations and politicians who are pro-Israel. This is the reason for the continuing survival of the US. It is Obama himself who is the real problem. Of course most of the Democrats are in the same boat, but can one man bring down a nation?
This is not some little policy change or disagreement on some issues; it involves the very survival of Israel. If Obama gets his way, Iran will get its way! It will then a matter of time before the world is at war.
This is an existential issue for Israel, and Oh yes, it’s also an existential issue for the US! Obama is not throwing Israel under the Iran nuclear-bus, but the whole of the US under God’s judgement- bus!
You see, this is all primarily a spiritual issue as said earlier. Satan knows his time is short and he is working in and through Obama and Islam to cause this great coming conflict.
The main issue with all these things is that they are dovetailing together concurrently. This really is a critical time in world history.
I created this mixed-media work incorporating various abstract impressions of the cross.
I took this picture while driving around in the wilds. I noticed the unusual looking “rock” that roared.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 248. February 25th 2015
Why the rise in worldwide anti-Semitism?
Why the rise in worldwide anti-Semitism?
This year we are seeing the greatest drama of all time starting to unfold. Prophecy is opening like a giant book more and more. Things are escalating. It’s almost as though time itself is speeding up. No I’m not date-setting, but neither am I a stupid ostrich with my head in the sand!
Both the good and the bad are intensifying. The light is getting brighter and the darkness more dense!
You may ask – where is the light getting brighter as you look around? The kingdom of Light is right in your heart. If you are drawing near to our Lord getting ready for His soon coming, you will be in ever increasing light.
In this edition I want to have a look at some very surprising issues around the advancing darkness of anti -Semitism and why it will affect almost the whole world in the coming days.
Anti-Semitism is nothing more than selective hatred. If you don’t know it, hatred blinds you. It eats your reasoning away and makes you bitter and twisted. It saps your life out of you. But beware, anti-Semitism is a special hatred, it is supernaturally supercharged with satanic power.
The verse below describes anti – Semitism succinctly.
Deuteronomy 28:37 “You (Israel) shall become an astonishment (Lit= a horror), a proverb and a swear word among all the nations where the Lord will drive you.”
This verse is part of the curses for disobedience. It explains anti-Semitism alright, but this occurs when Israel is in rebellion against God or out of favour, which is her position now.
Israel is still chosen, called and will be blessed, but by and large she is still in rebellion to her Messiah-Yeshua now, although the dry bones are coming to life.
Anti-Semitism is the “cold war” of hatred, but will lead to hot war, even nuclear.
It’s not very clever to come against God’s choice. Even if Israel is out of favour now – don’t use that as an excuse to come against her, because God will bring her back and then you will be trapped in your anti-Semitism!
Deuteronomy 30:7 “Also the Lord God will put all these curses on your (Israel’s) enemies and on those who hate you and persecute you.”
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...He will bring me forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness.”
Why the hatred?
The Jewish people are not from Mars, but they are “other worldly”. They have never been able to assimilate into the world because of God’s call upon them.
The verses below are really brilliant. They demonstrate perfectly the fact that the Jews have never been able to fully assimilate into the world.
Ezekiel 11:16-19 “Thus says the Lord God, although I have cast them off among the Gentiles and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone. Therefore say, I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. They will go there and they will take away all the detestable things and all its abominations from there. Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them...”
The Bible declares that Satan is the god of this world. So, do you see the problem? The Jews can’t assimilate into the world as hard as they may try and the world’s big boss, Satan, doesn’t like that. He wants everyone to fit in under his dominion, ownership and control.
God has chosen the Jews and made an eternal covenant with them; and not the Arab nations although He blessed them also. Here it is spelt out clearly:
Genesis 17:18-21 “Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael (father of Arabs) might live before You! Then God said no, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son and you shall call his name Isaac (father of Jews); 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 make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly...but My covenant I will establish with Isaac.”
Another cause for the hatred is God Himself. What He chooses, Satan opposes. You can see that in so many aspects of the world.
So, at the end of the day, the cause of the hatred is Satan’s hatred and resistance to all that is of God.
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.”
1 John3:13-15 “Do not marvel brethren if the world hates you.”
Ezekiel 35:13-15 “With your mouth you (Arab nations) have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me and I have heard them. Thus says the Lord God, the whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate. As you rejoiced because the inheritance of the house of Israel was desolate; so I will do to you; you shall be desolate, O Mount Seir as well as all Edom.”
Why must you get rid of the Jews to have world peace?
The world system is of its god – Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4).
World peace presupposes peace of the world through its god. There are many examples of people of the world trying to build world peace, all of which came to a bitter end. Babylon / Babel is a prime example.
The Jew is God’s choice with His calling upon them. They are inextricably linked with and to our Lord and His word. You can’t have world peace if God is in the picture in any way. To have world peace you must get rid of everything that God is dogmatic on. World peace run by the world’s leader, Satan, must be humanistic in all its ways. It must accommodate universalism and all manner of evil.
God has declared that you can only have real true peace in Him, going His way. “In Me you will have peace and in the world you will have tribulation” says the Bible. O yes world peace is coming, but it won’t be peace of the world, it will be peace with all that is of the world destroyed.
It will be world peace God’s way with the Jews as head of the world’s nations in the Millennium!
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.”
●God and His word is the biggest obstacle to world peace.
●Satan and his word is the biggest obstacle to God’s peace.
All world empires have tried to build a world of peace. They all tried to destroy the Jews. Hitler’s Aryan race and his 1000 year rule of peace under the Nazi’s could only come about with the Jews destroyed. In his eyes they did not fit the bill.
Now we come to the final attempted new world order of peace. Now it’s not based on Aryan perfection, but Satan’s ‘perfect’ world. Satan’s’ perfect’ world includes LGBT’s, redefined marriage to include same sex partners, the eradication of capital punishment, the mass murder of the unborn, undisciplined kids, Palestinian rights to the land of Israel and part of the city, hatred of the Jews and anything and everything that God is dogmatic on.
As Hitler eliminated non-Aryan perfection, so Satan must eliminate God’s perfection as seen in His choice and His ways. The modern day enemy of God’s perfection is the world’s godless ‘perfection’.
Anti-Semitism is nothing new amongst Arab nations and the Palestinians. But it is rising and escalating at a phenomenal rate in nations where it has largely been unknown since WW11. Europe has known very little since WW11, but now it is rising very fast.
Anti-Semitic crimes have been on the rise in most western nations. Anti-Semitic feelings and general hatred are arising very fast.
●Interestingly in Washington DC anti-Semitic, pro – terror graffiti has been appearing on buildings and sidewalks all over the place, some close to the White House.
●One third of Germans now believe that Israeli and Nazi policies are similar. 70 years after the Holocaust Anti-Semitism is arising. 15% believe Jews have too much influence in Germany. 40% of Germans believe that Israel is conducting a Nazi-like extermination of the Palestinians. (Coordinated Forum for Countering anti-Semitism.)
●Most Jews in Italy now fear for their survival and are making plans to head for Israel. (Institute of Jewish Policy Research.)
●In Britain a report entitled “The state of hate” shows a sharp rise in anti-Semitism of all types.
●In Belgium a 60% rise in anti-Semitism has been reported. There are similar numbers in Switzerland and Sweden and Holland. France is leading the anti-Semitism rise in Europe.
●Anti-Semitism is worsening in many Middle Eastern countries including Turkey and all the regular Arab candidates.
●Most unfortunately, it is arising in the United States. 60% of religious-based crimes in the US are now against Jews. Paul Goldberg of The Jewish Federation of North America says, “The types of crimes and all levels of violence perpetrated against Jews in the Diaspora is unprecedented.” anti -Semitism is now ‘fashionable’ in the US experts warn. – The Times of Israel 18 February.)
●On a global basis, anti-Semitism rose by 30% in 2013.
The bottom line is that it is rising fast almost everywhere. Of course it begs the question: What have the Jews done to deserve this?
So what have the Jews done?
Anti -Semitism is in fact one of the mysteries of the ages that have defied explanation.
Jews often ask – “What have we done to deserve this age-old continuing persecution”? Jews often light-heartedly say “God please choose someone else.”
So what have they done?
Here are a few key facts:
Israel is the world leader in useful inventions and discoveries of all time. These are in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, robotics, chemistry, medicine, physics, optics, economics, biochemistry, agriculture, computer sciences and more. Israeli’s have won more Noble prizes than any other.
The list is too long to mention here, but almost all Israeli inventions have benefitted the whole world.
In fact if the Presbyterian church and others who are boycotting Israeli products were true to form they would have to boycott so many things they would be good for cave-dwelling only, which is where I think they should be anyway.
Today many Arabs and Europeans, the dumb type, are accusing Israel of wanting to take over the world. They think all the world’s problems come from Jews. They think the Jews must be eradicated!
Anti-Semitism is only the beginning. It is the soft side of the greatest dramas the world has ever known – about to blast onto the world stage, with Israel, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount as the centre stage!
The Jews are the “chosen people”, but they didn’t choose themselves – God did.
Jews are the only people on earth given a land and a capital city by God for ever and others don’t like that!
What does the Bible say about the persecution of Christians?
If you look at the title picture, note the flaming cross I’ve superimposed in the flaming Star of David.
It’s not just anti-Semitism arising, it is also hatred for those of the cross of Calvary – true born-again Christians! Attacks on Christians are arising. Persecution of the Church is arising. Mass martyrdom of Christians is the order of the day in some places.
This begs the same question we have asked of the Jews. What have we Christians done to deserve this?
We have operated in true love to the unsaved. We have spent huge amounts of money, and effort for all sorts of evangelism enterprises. We have helped the world with humanitarian aid. We have brought the gospel of the eternal kingdom to the lost. I could go on and on.
At the end of the day, Jews and true Christians are united in unjustified hatred inflicted upon them. While the truth of the matter is; Jews make the safest, best friends in the world!
Likewise, true born-again Christians are your safest friends in the world. They will tell you the truth, the real truth! In many cases they will lay down their lives for you!
The main cause for the rise in anti-Semitism is God. It is because He has chosen a people for a purpose with a plan and the world doesn’t like that. The reasoning is that if they can get rid of the Jews they can get rid of God! How stupid can you get?
Another related and very important reason for the arising of anti-Semitism and persecution of the Church is that it reveals that our Lord’s coming is very near.
Revelation 12:12 “Rejoice O heavens and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows he has a short time.”
Let me share with you an example I recently endured. I asked a friend not to use fowl language in my presence. He was really offended and told me to enter the modern world and become more tolerant and liberal. After all, he said he was within his rights.
You see, this had nothing to do with rights. It was because he really wanted me to be like him and I wasn’t.
People don’t like you to be different. They want you to be like them. If you’re not, they think you’re some oddball or someone who thinks they’re so special. If you are not like all the world, that in itself separates you from the world.
When you are not like the masses, you are not a people-pleaser anymore. You can’t be drawn into their world, you are different and not part of their evil kingdom and that shows them up, even if that’s not your intention.
Being different from the world is a powerful testimony, but some people can’t tolerate that and they will hate you for it.
The god of this world wants you and he wants you now! He wants you to be a puppet he can control. If you are deeply committed to our Lord, you will be deeply different from the world and hated! Actually you’ll be loved and hated – just like our Lord was.
Islamic anti – Semitism in its name:
The name or word ‘Islam’ is derived from the Arabic root word ‘Salema’, which means ‘peace in submission and obedience.’
Obama, Cameron, all the world’s leaders, and their slaves the mass-media keep talking about Islam being a religion of peace. It is true, but what does Islam mean by peace? It’s right here in the name itself. They mean submission to Islam, control and domination. They mean no resistance to Islam and ultimately Sharia law – this is Islamic peace.
All forms of Islam that ignore or avoid the end goal of submission to Sharia law are counterfeit or not fully developed yet. There is no such thing as Islam without it’s worldview of ultimate domination.
Islam works through manipulation, intimidation and domination. All false religions work through strict obedience to law and works. True Biblical Christianity works the other way; It works through love, faith and grace.
The tragedy of the mass - media
The leaders, editors, reporters and journalists of the mass media have no idea how significant their role is. They don’t just spread unbalanced misinformation and lies about Israel; they form the thinking of the masses.
The media are fuelling global mania about Israel’s “terrible” actions in Gaza and the so-called West-Bank. There is an automatic prejudice and slant against Israel. It’s the editors! It’s the editors. My ex bosses – you are blinded and deluded by your boss Satan! You have an agenda born in hell – your destiny. You are leading the world into headlong conflict with the living God! You don’t believe that Mr. Editor? You just wait and see!
Owners and editors of the mass-media: – “Hell has raised her arms to receive you at your coming.”
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 "Our gospel is hidden to them that are lost in whom the god of this world has blinded the eyes of them who believe not."
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 perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie.”
The two verses above are indeed shocking! They show that both Satan and God blind those who reject the truth! These two verses should be “engraved” into your mind and memory. Can you see why the mass-media are so dangerous?
In many respects the mass media are the tools of the devil to create ignorance and hatred of Israel. They have created the monster of anti-Semitism. Don’t be fooled by the media feeling sorry for Jews killed in France. They have not changed their tune at all.
So, the mass media is slanted. The world is growing in anti-Semitism. A lot of the church is swinging towards anti-Semitism. It is becoming fashionable, just as in WW11.
So what should your choice be? Should you listen to the media?
Most people aren’t really interested in the truth. They just want to be reassured that what they believe is the truth, and that the media has their best interests at heart and tells them the truth because they say they do!
Should you choose to listen to the media or the word of God?
Joel 3:18-20 “It shall come to pass in that day that the mountains shall drip with new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water...Egypt shall be a desolation and Edom (Arab Palestinians today) a desolate wilderness because of violence (Lit=Hamas) against the people of Judah, for they have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah shall abide forever and Jerusalem from generation to generation.”
Put very simply, this verse shows exactly who will “abide forever”. It’s not very clever to choose the losing side!
And here is another verse showing that once the Jews have returned to the land they will never be removed from it again.
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Jews) in their land and they shall no longer be pulled up from the land I have given them.”
The tragedy of the mass-media is that they have chosen Satan’s choice, the Palestinians over the Jews. If they were to be reflectors of the truth, they would have to choose and support the Jews and their right to all of Israel and Jerusalem!! And can you see CNN, BBC, Sky and other doing that – what a joke!
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?”
Where is the hatred heading?
It’s all heading for conflict with our great King and Saviour, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, Messiah Yeshua. It’s all heading for full on conflict with Satan, his demons and his servants and his people. It’s all heading for the greatest drama of all time and it heading there very soon!
Isaiah 40:1-2 “Comfort, yes comfort My people!” says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem and cry out to her, that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the Lord double for all her sins.”
This is another of my old - style of paintings. I tried to capture the impression of the elephant having a dust bath at sunset.
I took the picture below in the Chobe area of Botswana – home to about 35,000 elephants.
If you want to see more pictures of this incredibly beautiful area click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!