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●Israel approves $46 million to absorb expected flood of European Jews moving to Israel.
●ISIS says “Islam is a religion of the sword.” (According to their magazine, which Obama has never read.)
●Iran is planning war along Israel’s northern border. The story is HERE
●Russia is to sell advanced missiles to Iran. Israel orders 14 more F35 lightning super fighters it helped design. These are now the most advanced in the world. (Y-Net News 23rd February).
●Rob Bell (Emergent church movement) tells Oprah on her “Super Soul Sunday” show that the church is “moments away from accepting same sex marriage.” He is also a proponent of “there is no hell” theology.
●Today we are seeing God’s values and virtues being cast down worldwide. We are on the verge of world war, nuclear conflict the re-alignment of nations as friends of Israel and much more of prophetic significance. Time is short!
Obama has been making a lot lately of how peaceful Islam really is. He gives the world the impression that it’s only the radicals who are the problem. This deluded Muslim has no idea how wrong and truly ignorant he is. “Radical “comes from the root word “radix” which means “root” or to get to the root.”
The radicals are the true Muslims. The moderates do not know their own book and its application. They are nowhere near the root of Islam.
And now we have an arising issue that could have monumental implications for Mr Barak Haman Obama! – Read on!
The day after:
The Fast of Esther occurs one day after the Netanyahu speech to the US congress on March 3rd. The day after that is Purim. Both are in honour and memory of the day the enemies of Israel tried to destroy them. This saw the miracle occur in which the opposite happened and the enemies were destroyed. (Haman hanged on his own gallows.)
Most importantly is the fact that the chief of Israel’s enemies back then was Haman who was a Persian. He tried to lead his people the Persians to destroy the Israelites. Then the tables were turned and Haman and his offspring were killed. Here is the significance. Persia is modern day Iran! Do you see the match? Here is Netanyahu pleading against a nuclear Iran (Persia). Iran has never revoked its desire to wipe Israel off the map. And this all happens in the context of Purim and the fast of Esther! I’m not one who is normally given to the word ‘Wow’, but WOW!
The Quran has numerous verses about Haman. He is called the chief of the sinners. Some argue that this is not the same Haman as in the Bible. Either way, in both the Quran and the Bible he was involved in attempting to wipe out the Jews.
You see Mr. Obama, under the auspices of Islam you are Haman! Perhaps you should change your name to Barak Haman Obama!
In terms of the typology, who is Esther? She may be male or female or even another country. What if Canada becomes the real friend of Israel standing with her against her enemies? We will soon see!
Lest we forget…Haman tried to pay others to do the work of killing the Jews: Is Barak Hama Obama “paying” Iran to do the dirty work?
Esther 3:9 “If it pleases the king, let a decree be written that they (Jews) be destroyed, and I (Haman) will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who do the work of killing the Jews.”
I won’t go into details now, but for the last year or so I have been expecting Obama to make a fateful mistake – this may be it.
Bear in mind that the Netanyahu speech is one month from the next blood moon. The coming solar- eclipse is on March 20th. These are dates that could have prophetic significance especially in light of the fact that so many other things are all dovetailing together.
Mr. Obama, your term is almost up, but you are playing with fires you know nothing about and you are ready to bring down your entire nation in the process.
►I am currently writing a new book which should take me a few more months. It will include everything of importance on the rapture of the Church plus a whole lot of very exciting material which I have never shared before. Stay tuned!
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!
Edition 247. February 18th 2015
The year the greatest drama of all begins:
The year the greatest drama of all begins:
Lord willing, over the next few editions I am going to share with you some earth shattering material! My friends, we have little time left! Let me first of all say that I work for my Lord and Saviour. I do not and am not answerable to anyone at all who repeatedly says “don’t deal with dates.”
I never have and never will set the “day and hour”, but I will deal with signs, times and Bible teachings that fit into everything but the “day and hour”. (Even that has another dimension to it, which we won’t get into now.) So if you are one of those who thinks everything will continue as always, and we should not deal with dates – you’re in the wrong place.
We are in times of escalating dramas on just about all world fronts. In the Middle East things are getting worse not better. So yes we are going to have another look at the prophetic calendar to see where we are.
If you really take to heart what I will present to you in this and the next few editions, you will be shocked, surprised and blessed.
My friend, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of New York Times best seller “The Harbinger” has just sent me his new book, “The Mystery of the Shemitah, which I highly recommend. It really is excellent – go and buy it!
In this book Jonathan outlines the coming big economic collapse and the reasons for it, all based on a repeating age old Biblical mystery, which I’ll touch briefly on in this edition.
There are many other notable, reputable watchmen out there saying much the same thing but based on different inputs from our Lord. And of course we have flocks of stupid, gullible wannabe Lord’s spokesmen on Youtube constantly producing and spitting out tons of garbage. (As always, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater – don’t keepthe bathwater either!)
Deuteronomy 15:1-2 identifies what the Shemitah is and what is to occur. A Shemitah occurs on every seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle, ending on Elul 29th. (Hebrew calendar.) It is also known as the year of release because on this last day of the Shemitah year, the people were to release debtors from their debts and return land to the original owners. The Shemitah applies to the whole year and to the last day of that year.
The observance of the Shemitah reveals obedience to God’s law and covenant. Breaking it demonstrates contempt for God and His ways.
If a Shemitah is ignored and debts are not released, God brings judgement on the land.
This judgement falls within the Shemitah year and in most cases on the last day. The judgement always takes the form of economic punishment.
It’s worth bearing in mind that within the last 40 years the greatest financial turning points to the downside have been connected to the Shemitah 100% of the time. The market crashes of 1929, 1987, 2001, 2008 were all connected with a Shemitah. (Jonathan Cahn.)
The reason why these incredible facts have not been picked up by the financial press and analysts is because The Shemiatah is calculated on the Jewish calendar and thus falls on different days and dates on the normal (Gregorian) calendar.
Interestingly this Shemitah year that we are in now ends on Elul 29 as always, but it is September 13th on the Gregorian calendar. That is a Sunday, meaning that the nearest point when the stock markets will be open still within the Shemitah is September 11th! (An ominous date!)
Note: There are contentions on the Jubilee. Some believe that the Jubilee was not counted while Israel was out of favour, which includes much of the last 2000 years. There are other contentions as well. So don’t put undue emphasis on the Jubilee calendar for these reasons.
The Jubilee occurs every 50 years and is recorded in Leviticus 25:8-13. In the Jubilee everyone is to return property to original owners. Because the land belongs to God, no Israeli was allowed to sell his land permanently. All land sales were temporary in nature. (Leviticus 25:23-28). If land was sold it had to be returned on the Jubilee and outstanding debts were cancelled. (It is very similar to the Shemitah here.)
Land was never to depart from the family of the lease-hold owners. Even if an urgent sale was needed because the owner had become poor, only a partial sale was allowed by Levitical law so that the land could return to the owner on the Jubilee. People and prisoners were released from slavery. This meant that there was no permanent slavery or that any part of the land could be permanently in the control of others.
When a Jubilee year comes around once every 50 years, it always follows a Shemiath on the very next day.
A Jubilee occurs at the end of every cycle of seven Shemitah years = 49 years. The 50th becomes the year of Jubilee and the start of the next cycle.
If the Shemitah is obeyed, blessing, freedom and release are promised. Freedom and release from debt is also the objective of the Jubilee. If not – judgment comes.
Now take note:
A new Jubilee begins as this Shemitah we are in now ends. This is the 70th Jubilee since they began.
We are now on the verge of the 70th Jubilee. It is also the 40th Jubilee since the death of Messiah.
There are 120 Jubilees in 6000 years. Interestingly, on the Hebrew Torah calendar, we are now at 6000 years since Adam. (The earth is much older, but that is another subject).
●The number 40 is associated with testing, trial, judgement and probation.
●The number 70 is associated with captivity, release, completeness, and perfection.
●The number 120 is associated with repentance and the deliverance from Egypt and the building of the Ark.
►Now, here is the big, all-important question. Who owns the land of Israel?
Pentecost and Jubilee:
The Church began on Pentecost. Is it conceivable that it will end as a year of Jubilee begins? Why Jubilee, what’s that got to do with Pentecost? A Jubilee occurs every 50 years. The word Pentecost means “fifty.” The number “fifty” points to fullness and completion. Do you see the association between Pentecost and Jubilee?
“Sorry God, I gave Your land away!”
I want to draw your attention to a shocking fact which our Lord revealed to me while reading Jonathan Cahn’s book. He didn’t mention this in his book, but it was like a light just came on from our Lord.
We know full well that God owns the land and that He gave it in covenant to the children of Israel. (You’ll find that in numerous verses as well as in the Quran!)
But God did not give the land to the Israeli’s in outright, full, complete, title-deed ownership. It was like a lease-hold agreement of sorts. The ins and outs of this are quite complex but very important to understand. You will shortly see the profound dramatic consequences of it all.
Does Israel have the God-given right to divide the land up and the capital city, Jerusalem, for Islamic Palestinians? – NO! Does Israel have the right to make land-for-peace deals using the land? – NO! Does Israel have the right to build “settlements” anywhere they like within Israel? –YES!
Does Israel have the right to make the big peace deal of Daniel 9:27 between itself, the Palestinians and the world? – NO!
Let me ask you this: If you have some land under a lease-hold agreement do you have the right to sell it without the original owner’s consent? No you don’t!
Do you see what is emerging? Israel has made fateful mistakes with all her land-for-peace deals. She has made disastrous choices by dividing the land without the approval of the land-owner and tile deed holder – God!
Do you see what is coming and where this is all going? Israel continues to make these deals albeit under pressure from the world.
It’s not because appeasement of Islam is the problem or placating the Palestinians, or sucking up to the world, although those are huge problems. It is because Israel has ignored the will and word of the original land - owner. Israel has forsaken many of the details of God’s covenants with her.
How can Israel now allow the whole land to rest and pay back debts as required on a Shemitah and that is part of the requirement for the grand release of debt in the Jubilee? Israel can’t because she has permanently got rid of parts of the land to Islamic Palestinians.
Do you know what God’s response to being left out of all these deals will be? My brother Jonathan Cahn is right – economic collapse is coming. It will begin in “little Israel”, the USA, and feed through to Israel and the world.
But much worse than this; the entire seven-year tribulation period will be God’s pay - back in judgement. Unfortunately it will be the worst time the world including Israel has ever seen.
You see, Shemitah and Jubilee are setting the world up for its greatest time of destruction. At the end of the Jubilee the Millennium will arise and the greatest release from debt ever.
Do you want to side with the world’s two-state solution? You great fool! You are about to see and partake in the greatest drama of all time – on the wrong side of the fence!
You see, Israel has already “sold” too much of the land to the Palestinians for their homeland, against God’s will. They have made too many land concessions. Very soon Israel will sit opposite the person who will become the antichrist, (false Messiah), to sign a peace treaty of sorts. This will most probably be a much larger, peace for land deal.
In terms of a lease-hold arrangement you can’t sell or even give away someone else’s property! You can’t sell or give away God’s property. You can’t sign peace pacts and make land concessions with God’s property!
On the Jubilee, it must go back to Him the rightful owner – God and the lease - holders, the Jews.
Is an economic collapse possible this year, the Shemitah?
Obedience to the requirements of Shemitah brings blessings, and rebellion to it brings financial judgment.
So, are we anywhere near an economic collapse? Let’s have a look deep into the heart of the stock markets, which represent the overall health of the economy. Bear in mind that stock markets are always anticipatory looking forward about six to nine months or so.
The US markets more or less lead the world’s markets so we must focus on them. The S&P500 is the most representative of the overall economy of the US and to an extent, the world.
Market history repeats itself. People react the same way to greed and fear all the time. Besides this there are numerous technical indicators that give us a fairly reliable look into the future. Combining important forward looking data and technical indicators gives us a much greater chance of getting our call right.
Having a firm knowledge of Bible prophecy adds further weight to this.
Right now many world markets are making record highs. The upward trend has recently become volatile, but a trend is a trend and presumes a continuation of direction. But markets get to a stage where they become overvalued (or undervalued) and the trend changes.
As a trend change approaches, many charting technical indicators begin to “fire” giving warnings. By the way, I have correctly called every major market trend change since the late 80s. (Not daily moves but the larger longer moves.)
We are now extremely overvalued. Markets are way above their long-term price-earnings ratios. This is a warning sign that the trend will soon change.
I use numerous advanced technical indicators, one of which I developed myself and it works wonderfully. Right now there is a convergence of indicators just beginning to give out warning signals.
Here are two very important fundamental indicators. (Combining fundamental and technical analyses increases your odds of being right even more.)
The Baltic Dry Index (below): (The red arrows mark the 1987 crash, the crash of 2008 and our position now.)
This important leading indicator measures the amount of shipping trade worldwide. It points to the overall health of the world economy. The higher it is the more world trade is going on indicating health. Don’t be fooled by the name, it’s got nothing to do with the Baltic Sea or the US alone for that matter. It’s a world trade indicator.
First quarter US earnings estimates (below):
This graph below shows the sharp downturn in US corporate earnings. This is the estimation for Quarter 1. The previous quarter was much better. This is the opposite of what the stock markets are doing, they are flying high. Something has to give and give it will very soon! Flying record breaking markets pre-suppose very strong future growth. Do you see the problem?
The New York Margin Debt Index (below): (Margin debt is simply the amount of money being borrowed by investors to trade the market.) Note that investor trading debt is now much higher than the levels of the 1987 crash, the 2001 crash, and the 2008 crash.) Guess what’s coming soon?
Whenever margin debt goes above 2.25%, the market always crashes shortly afterwards. This occurred just before the great crashes of 1929, 2001 and 2008. Investors had become too highly geared, with greed ruling. They wanted to take advantage of soaring stocks. They had borrowed too much. This was the underlying cause of the sub-prime market meltdown as well.
The funny thing is that insiders see high margin debt as positive while it is actually a manifestation and measure of pure greed which acts in a contrarian fashion causing the market to deteriorate.
You can see the two previous crashes and where we are now. We can only carry on this upward trend if future prospects and growth are to be very strong and enduring. – It’s not going to be!
The margin debt index is now at 2.4%, which is above crash level!
So now we have some very important indicators. World economic growth is slowing, and investors are far too complacent and leveraged. Nations as a whole are far too debt laden. Very strong future economic growth is needed to sustain these debt levels. Strong economic growth is needed to justify the heady valuations of stocks.
A surging, strong, trending, record - breaking stock market presupposes strong economic growth well into the future and it’s not going to happen.
Either the world economy has to turn tail and fly high quickly or the world’s stock markets have to correct sharply to price in the new forward-looking slow-down.
Markets rise or fall on the engine of perception, and the sentiment of fear or greed. A market making new highs is driven by euphoria, optimism, hope and greed. But this can change in a day. Whatever the reason, suddenly, this sentiment can change to fear, panic and capitulation causing a giant melt-down.
When a market falls 10% or more in no more than a few days, we call it a crash. Less than that, we call a correction. A sustained downward move is called a bear market and a rising market is called a bull market.
Now enter the wild card - the smoking sentiment of geo-political events gone crazy.
This could and will in fact be the trigger to set off the big sentiment change.
Now add to all of this the predictions and warnings from my friend Jonathan Cahn in his New York Times best seller “The Harbinger” and his new book, “The Mystery of the Shemitah”, and can you see the future?
We have a convergence of technical, fundamental and biblical data and events all pointing towards a soon coming world economic melt-down.
My contention is that we are near to an economic collapse, and perhaps the worst the world has ever seen.
Before the tribulation begins, the world economy must be destabilised, in catastrophe and upheaval, so that the antichrist can take it over.
The US / Israel relationship:
We must understand that there is a close relationship between the USA and Israel. The US has always been a safe haven and home for the greatest number of Jews outside of Israel.
The US is also of importance especially in the end-times, simply because of its size and economic influence in the world. God has blessed the US for these things. Let’s not forget that the US has been a world leader in the spread of the gospel worldwide. No nation on earth has spent so much money, time and effort on world evangelism than the US.
The US has secured her right-standing with God since her existence, by being pro-Israel on many fronts including trade, military, financial and others.
The US has in the past always stood against Israel’s enemies in a major way. In many ways the US has felt the heat of Israel’s injuries as if they were her own.
But 9/11 revealed the cracks and the beginning of a much greater fall to come. Because of this closeness, the US and Israel are inextricably linked.
A huge world economic melt-down could begin in the US based on overvaluations alone. War in the Middle East will most likely be the trigger of collapse.
Blood moons and solar eclipses:
Interestingly there are two solar eclipses in this Shemitah year. One marks the centre point on Adar 29th (March 20th) and the other is on the last day, Elul 29th (September 13th.)
According to Rabbi Cahn, the sages taught that when the sun was in eclipse it was a bad omen for the world and when the moon was in eclipse it is a bad omen for Israel.
My friend Scott Clarke is working on a new video teaching on this subject right now. It will be released shortly. He has already done some monumental work on the blood moons and other things.
He has quite a few excellent video teachings on his channel as well. You can find this on his link below.
In a nutshell the blood-moons are harbingers and omens of bad things to come soon. We are now in the middle of this tetrad of blood moons. We will not see a convergence of blood-moons like this for hundreds of years. So are they important? – You bet! They are also of great importance because they are converging now with so many other things.
The great convergence:
This Hebrew year 5775 (2015) and next year sees a massive, very important, extremely rare convergence of things with great prophetic importance.
●The Shemitah year.
●The Jubilee year.
●The blood - moon tetrad combined with important solar eclipses.
●The prophetic numbers 40 and 70 and 120 appearing.
●Israel is preparing to build the Third Temple. (See The Temple Institute.)
●More and more Jews are beginning to recognise their Messiah.
●The great prophesied wars of Isaiah 17; Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 &39 are on the doorstep.
●The world is overripe for judgement.
It’s important to realise that we will not see a convergence of data and events like this again for who knows how long!
What can we say then, is 2015 the year of great drama?
The answer is ‘yes’ for sure. Is it the year of the rapture and the start of the tribulation period? Many things are looking that way, but we can’t be absolutely sure. We can watch, pray, be ready, be hopeful, but we can’t set a date cast in stone.
God has commanded us to “know the times and season”.
Don’t go into the ditch on the other side by ignoring these things either!
Here are some great teachers with an eschatology slant:
You can find the teachings of Jonathan Cahn HERE.
You can find the teachings of Mark Biltz HERE
You can find the teachings of Scott Clarke HERE.
You can find the teachings of Alan Horvath HERE.
You can find the teachings of JD Farag HERE
This was one of my early styles. I did this painting in oils using mostly a palette knife and various blending and texture techniques.
I took the picture below while on foot in the beautiful Savuti area of Botswana.
If you want to see more pictures of this incredibly beautiful area click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 246. February 11th 2015
Startling facts about Israel’s new enemies:
Startling facts about Israel’s new enemies:
Where did the idea and plans for the Holocaust come from? You may be shocked to know that it was the Palestinians. Read on my friends.
Just like the title image, Israel today is staring at her assassins! They are out to kill her. It’s not just about land, property and religion. There’s a satanic, eternal hatred in many for Israel and the Jews.
Ezekiel 35:5 “Because you have an eternal hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore as I live says the Lord God, ‘I will prepare you for blood and blood shall pursue you.’”
The above verse is addressed to the people of Jordan who amongst others became the Palestinian people. And note the time frame involved! It is when Israel is starting to see who her Messiah is, which is right now.
And here is another:
Ezekiel 25:15-16 “Because the Philistines (modern day Palestinians) dealt vengefully and took vengeance with a spiteful heart to destroy, because of the ancient hatred, therefore thus says the Lord, ‘I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines. I will execute great vengeance on them.’”
But world, be aware of this: Your eternal hatred is firstly for God and His choice and you are getting deeper into the eternal mire every day!
World, do you know that God does not care if He offends you. He laughs at your stupidity! After all: He has given you His word and plan and you ignore it! He will laugh at you while pouring His wrath out on you!
Psalm 2:1-6 “Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth and rulers take counsel together and set themselves against the Lord...He who sits in the heavens shall laugh...He shall speak to them in His wrath and distress them in His deep displeasure. Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.”
It is very wise to get on and stay on God’s side!
Matthew 12:30 “He who is not with Me is against Me...”
The Grand Mufti to the Imam Mahdi:
Consider the Second World War (WW11). Initially it was really not about killing Jews. It was about the advance of Germany and world domination. So how did the mass - murder of six million Jews become the central factor and issue of the war? Very few people are aware of the Islamic Arab influence and their direct role in the war.
The plan to eliminate the Jews did not come from Hitler. It came from the Palestinians! You may be surprised at such a statement. If you are it shows how much of a puppet of the mass media you are.
The Grand Mufti, Hajj Amin Al Husseini Is the recognised father of the Palestinian movement. He was a friend of the Nazis and Hitler himself. It was Husseini who sat down one day with Hitler and whispered to him about a grand new “final solution”. At that time Hitler had no plans for a Holocaust. He wanted to deport the Jews, but not kill all of them. It was Husseini who planted the idea of the Holocaust in Hitler’s head. According to Nazi minutes of the meeting: Hitler made the following statement after meeting with Husseni:
“The Fuhrer would give the Arab world the assurance that its hour of liberation had arrived. Germany’s objective would now become the sole destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere under the protection of the British.”
The images below are of Husseni and some of meetings with the Nazis.
Husseini became a close partner, colleague and friend of Adolf Eichmann as well as Hitler. At the Nuremberg War Crime Trials evidence proved how deeply Husseini was involved in the extermination of the European Jews. He considered this a “comfortable solution to the Palestine problem.” He constantly pushed the Nazi leadership to accelerate the extermination.
Husseini also had much to do with influencing Arafat and even Abbas in his younger days.
We know well that it was not Husseini whispering in Hitler’s ear, it was Satan himself. How do we know that? I put it to you that almost the whole world has no idea that they are listening to the whispers of Satan right now.
Far too many people are children of a disguised, camouflaged, whispering god named Satan. They are deaf to the word of the living God clearly before them but alive to the word of the world.
So, what’s the point of this? It is simply because nothing has changed! The same old devil is whispering in the ears of his servants the mass-media and their puppets and slaves.
Today the Islamic Palestinians have the same goal. Their allies are not Nazi Germany, but all of Europe and in fact the world, of which Satan is its god.
Can we blame the Palestinians for the Holocaust? No, they didn’t do it, the Nazis did. But the founder of the Palestinian movements did implant the idea in Hitler’s head, simply because he and the Palestinians wanted to destroy the Jews.
Have they changed? Do the Palestinians want to live in peace with the Jews? I tell you their eternal hatred is still there, and hasn’t changed one bit. The Palestinians have never repented for one single outrage against the Jews.
The Palestinians have never repented for their eternal hatred.
I’ve used these quotes many times before and will again, because they are so powerful. These are Hitler quotes. They related perfectly to the mass media of today:
●“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.”
In numerous previous editions I’ve spoken of the signing of the fateful covenant between Israel and the antichrist, which starts the tribulation period. I’ve spoken at length about the evils of dividing the land of Israel, the city of Jerusalem and all things related to the world’s two-state solution.
I’ve used the regular verses like Joel 3:2 and others, but now have a look at these little known verses below:
Numbers 33:50-55 “Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the plain of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel saying; 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...and high places. You shall divide the land by lot as an inheritance among your families ...But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those who 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.”
Exodus 23:32-33 “You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
These verses are shocking! You see, the world wants peace in the Middle East. The world thinks that dividing the land and making peace covenants will bring peace. No sir, not at all! Here is the way to peace:
Isaiah 54:10 “...My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord who has mercy on you.”
The coming Iman Mahdi could most probably be the antichrist. He fits the bill on every front. He will most probably be the one to sign the fateful peace covenant of Daniel 9:27.
P.S. Abbas has claimed in an old 1984 book that received no recognition, that Hitler and Ben-Gurion were “good friends”. He quoted from Holocaust deniers. This was a futile attempt to link Nazism to Zionism. He is trying to promote the book again.
The origin of the Palestinians:
There is much on this subject – too much to deal with here. It’s well worth looking it up.
Essentially there is no, and never was, a State of Palestine with indigenous Palestinian people who had later been displaced by Israel. The Palestinian people originated in many nations including Egypt, Jordan and some Mediterranean countries. But they are all Arabs.
The world and its god, Satan, created the cohesive nationalist group called the Palestinians. The world and its mouthpiece the media then said they needed a state and a capital city. The world’s god Satan planned the two - state solution as a step to the Islamic take-over of all of Israel.
Israel too has a God who has planned and spoken His plan by eternal covenant in His word. This is exactly why Satan wants to mess this up. The further we go down the road, the nearer we get to the demise of Satan.
Imagine one day arriving in hell as all those of the world will, and discovering that they were following perfectly the will and plan of Satan and they now have no way of redeeming themselves. Imagine arriving in hell and discovering that the true God of Israel had planned, written and presented His plans right in their face, and again you now have no way of redeeming yourself ever.
Who are Israel’s modern enemies?
The main enemy is of course Satan himself. But he has chosen many of his servants to work through. It is very helpful when looking at these enemies to understand that they are themselves victims of the greater enemy.
It goes without saying that the Palestinians are the main enemies. They have chosen for themselves what God has chosen for the Jews and have chosen to ignore God’s warnings.
The great majority of Bible verses speaking of Israel’s enemies in the end-time scenario refer in some way to the Arab / Palestinians.
The nations of the world have also become Israel’s enemies and God’s enemies by default.
The world created the Palestinian people and then decided that they must have part of Israel as their homeland, which we all know is just a step towards total conquest of all of Israel including Jerusalem.
Now the world attacks Israel for not lying down and playing dead to the commands of the god of this world. Israel cries – “Anti-Semitism” and rightly so, as the world attacks them left, right and centre. The world attacks Israel for standing in the way of their own demise. Then the world wonders why Israel defends itself! World – you really have fried brains!
The nations of the world don’t want Israel for themselves. They want Israel for the Palestinians. Unfortunately much of the church, especially those adhering to replacement theology, are enemies of God and His plans for Israel.
During the Holocaust many churches were participants by their indifference in this oldest, ancient hatred. Today it is increasing at an alarming rate. Many churches today have a secret anti-Semitic heart, which will manifest when the pressure is on!
Know this – the whole world will be brought into this massive soon - coming conflict. It will be a fire-filled war like never before.
Nahum 1:6 “Who can stand before His indignation and who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury will be poured out like fire.”
Isaiah 34:2 “For the indignation of the Lord is against all nations, and His fury against their armies; He has utterly destroyed them and given them over to slaughter.”
The advance of the devil:
If we as believers in Messiah get out of fellowship with Him and begin to backslide, it is a journey. And it ends in a far worse state than when it started – always. Spiritual forces come into play and lead you further and further away, making the return that much harder.
The same is true for this whole world on a grand scale. It is moving further and further away from the mostly godly value system it once had. As the light of spirituality goes dim so the darkness of the devil advances.
Blind Christians who are nothing more than puppets of the world love to have it so, and their useless preachers even prepare and encourage them to be mixed in with the world.
We end up in situations where almost everything founded in the Bible is ridiculed, rejected, scorned and replaced with the word of the devil.
The word of the devil and his plans come disguised. It’s not long before all that is ungodly becomes the accepted norm of the world. The deadly advance becomes “good” and “right” because the mass media – Satan’s mouthpiece - proclaims it so.
Today we are seeing this on many fronts, but it’s a terrible situation as far as Islam goes.
Today the mass media is brainwashing the world. They together with the world’s political leaders are pushing hard to distinguish between radical Islam and nominal peace-loving Islam. The result is that the whole world thinks it’s only the radical extremists that are the problem. Today the whole world thinks that there are Muslims who will tolerate living in peace with Jews and Christians.
Take the time to have a look at this excellent video clip:
“The Three Stages of Jihad” is an excellent short teaching and can be found HERE.
Now after watching that, you can see just what is going on!
By the way a few days ago Obama told Christians not to name radical Islam as the enemy!!
When Muslims are outnumbered they must preach tolerance and peace. But their true intentions are concealed. You see, as I’ve said many times, the heart of Islam is peace, but it is peace by having no opposition to themselves. They believe peace is Islamic domination and control!
The Quran itself says that Allah is the greatest of all deceivers! (Sura 19:37, 8:30)
Some of the names for Allah in the Quran include: “The most proud”, “The destroyer,” and similar.
The origin of the hatred:
You may be surprised to know that the origin of the hatred against Israel and the Jews is the same within the church and the world. It is only the true, Spirit led Church that is free from this hatred and in fact loves God’s word for the Jews.
Enmity for Israel and in fact the roots of the Holocaust and coming Holocausts began with three words uttered in the Garden of Eden. After God had said to Adam that he could not eat of the fruit of every tree in the garden, Satan said to Adam, “has God said...?”
This is the tragic great lie and deception motivating every unbeliever on the earth! It is the lie behind all anti-Semitism.
God has a clear distinct plan for Israel in these days. The modern media-fuelled world can’t handle or tolerate the fact that God would dare to choose without consulting them. God’s choice runs contrary to their god – democracy.
Democracy without salt is doomed. The salt of the earth adds flavour, preservation and judgement.
It’s all about the world thinking that they have a better idea than God...a better plan. Shakespeare himself is a blithering, brainless idiot compared to God - the playwright and conductor of the greatest most glorious drama of all time.
Obama, Cameron, the EU, and the entire world’s top think-tank intellectuals and leaders, are all brainless compared to the glory of our Lord and His masterful plans.
Why do the nations want to see the demise of Israel? It’s simply because they have a satanically inspired eternal hatred for Israel, because Israel has God’s choice, hand and love upon her.
Why do most of the nations of the world hate Israel and placate and appease the Palestinians? It’s the same reason!
Do not give yourself to the mass media. They are masters of daggers, smoke, mirrors and pure manipulation. The mass-media will lead you to hell.
More in Edition 221 entitled “What must Israel do”, click HERE.
An earth-shattering probability:
Israel is going to be brought to the Lord the hard way. She is going to be humbled. Only then will Israel repent en-mass. Of course we know that Israel will ultimately survive and be the blessing she was called to be. But war will bring a new Holocaust to Israel.
I hate writing those words, but I must. Israel, please know and understand that on a personal level, I love you and stand with you.
The Holocaust of WW11 saw about two thirds of the Jews die. We know that the war ended with nuclear fire.
Now we come to the final Holocaust. The word Holocaust comes from the word “Holokaustum” and means “Great sacrifice by fire.”
Zechariah 13:8-9 “It shall come to pass in all the land (Israel) says the Lord that two thirds of it shall be cut off and die, but one third shall be left in it. I will bring one third through the fire, I will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name and I answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’, and each one will say, ‘The Lord is My God.’”
Do you see the terrible situation here? This prophecy lies ahead in the near future. Again two thirds of the people of Israel will die and they will die of some sort of fire. It may be nuclear as hinted at in the verse below.
Zechariah 14:12 “This is the plague with which the Lord will strike all people who fought against Jerusalem. Their flesh will dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.”
Amos 4:11-12 “I overthrew some of you as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a firebrand plucked from the burning, yet you have not returned to Me says the Lord. Therefore, thus will I do to you, O Israel, and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel.”
This is a story of horror and great glory. If only the Jews would repent now, they would avoid the horror side of the equation.
It can be demonstrated from the scriptures that in times past God has always prevented Israel from being destroyed. Many times Israel came under extreme pressure and looked as though she was going to be defeated but ended up the victor.
The War of Independence in 1948 was very interesting. One day after Israel’s miraculous birth as a nation, she was attacked by six Arab forces, all with advanced weapons of the day. Israel had a small civilian, rag-tag army with very basic weaponry YET Israel destroyed the invading armies.
The six wars after this were all very interesting. Israel suffered some losses, but she won them all.
There are numerous stories of something odd, something supernatural, happening in these wars. God Himself had His hand on Israel.
At the War of Independence in 1948 Israel had very basic simple weapons. In all the other wars the tables had turned and Israel was left with superior weaponry, while many of the invaders had less sophisticated weapons.
In all the Palestinian uprisings internally, they had unsophisticated weapons while Israel had top of the range weaponry and God on her side.
My point is simply that you can’t defeat God and His plan and choice! It’s very stupid to try!
The Holocaust was not a defeat for Israel; it was a victory albeit painful. Look at Israel today! Does that look like a defeated nation?
I created the image below to illustrate ancient weapons and modern sophisticated weapons. Slings, stones, swords, bows, arrows, super jets and atom bombs are all aimed at God’s plans for Israel. They will be defeated and crushed. Only those on God’s side will achieve their purpose.
The grand summary:
As Satan working through the leader of the Palestinians, whispered in Hitler’s ear the “final solution”, so Satan working in his servants the mass - media and political leaders of most of the world, is whispering a new “final solution” in their ears.
This new “final solution” will indeed be the final solution, in which the world will be destroyed and Israel will survive and thrive.
Coming persecution for those who stand with Israel:
A dear brother in Messiah, Wayne Hilsden, the senior pastor of the Kings of Kings Messianic Community in Jerusalem has just founded the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM). Pastor Jack Hayford, speaking at the three-day launch a few days ago, said that Christians who stand with Israel in the coming days will be persecuted.
You can find more on FIRM HERE
My question to you is, will you stand with and for our Lord’s plans for Israel? There is coming a time not far from now, where it will be a costly decision! The Bible predicts that a great many will become betrayers!
The plan of our Lord for you:
The material I’ve presented to you in this edition is shocking and full of gravity. It is deadly serious stuff – eternally so! My aim is not to scare. It is simply to present to you the earth shattering truth! You take it or leave it.
In all of these things God’s will and plan will come to pass fully and completely.
Apart from it being wise, lining up with our Lord and His word, it is deeply satisfying and comforting. It draws Him near to you and you near to Him. What a wonderful life, to be God’s family and friend!
Exodus 33:13-14 “I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know you, and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is your people. And He said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’”
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 mixed media painting is one of a series incorporating the cross using various abstract forms and ideas. It includes copper plating, gold and silver leaf and semi-organic themes.
I took this picture hanging out of a chopper in freezing cold, looking down on a section of the beautiful Mweni Cutback in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 245. February 4th 2015
What if there are no dispensations?
What if there are no dispensations?
What are dispensations and why are they important and under attack now?
Firstly let’s define Bible dispensations.
Quite simply the word means a division in time in which some different principles and operations unique to that time-period come into play.
The original word used is “Oikonomia”. This is a compound word. “Oikos” means “household” and “Menos” means to “manage.” The word is also used as a division of an economy, and also has a time element to it.
What is astounding to me is that so many apparently educated people go to such great lengths to deny the existence of this Bible-word and its application.
The word means that God in effect looks into time and He operates with mankind differently in these defined time periods. God never changes, but He has changed in His dealings with mankind. For example, the Millennium will be a dispensation of time different in many ways to the dispensation we are in now.
Dispensations begin and end at a specific moment in time.
Of course there are many things that carry over from one dispensation to the next. But there are some things that do not, characterising the different dispensation.
Dispensations are inventions and creations of our God, not man, found very clearly in His word.
The word “dispensation” is found in nine places in the New Covenant. Dispensations are not a recent invention!
Here are three Bible verses using the word “dispensation.”
Hebrews 1:1-2 “God who at various times and in different ways (Lit=dispensation)spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken by His Son who He has appointed heir over all things, through whom also He made the worlds.”
Ephesians 1:10 “In the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather in one all things in Messiah, which are in heaven and in earth – in Him.”
Ephesians 3:2 “If indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you.”
What is the big difference between dispensations?
There are only two main dispensations that we need to be concerned about. These are the Old Covenant and the New.
The biggest difference is the operation of the Holy Spirit.
In Old covenant times, the Holy Spirit worked in the lives of believers, primarily through the law, law-keeping and external events.
In the Church age or dispensation of grace, the Holy Spirit works by His word in our hearts. He leads us from within. It’s from the inside out. He speaks to us through the “inward witness” and the “still small voice” and the Bible made alive by revelation in our hearts. He operates through the spiritual gifts of discernment, knowledge, understanding and wisdom all from within our hearts.
The gifts of the Spirit were not available as they are today, in Old Covenant times.
A very big difference between the Old Covenant dispensation and the New is the existence of the Church and its members who became known as Christians, first at Antioch.
Acts 11:26 “So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.”
There is a unity of identity between all who are truly born of the Spirit of God within this Church. There are no divisions within the true Church of the living God.
Another very big difference between the Old Covenant Dispensation and the New is the new birth itself. It is only since the cross, the shed blood of Messiah and resurrection that people can become Christians by and through the new birth. There was no born-again experience in the Old. It is unique to the New.
The Bible clearly spells out the fact that the Old Covenant is a shadow of the New. It is not the central, main thing. It points to the Messiah who is the shadow-caster. In fact all the big events of the New Covenant are the fulfilment of the Old.
Dispensations separate God’s dealing with Israel and the Church:
There is a distinction between Israel and the Church except where Jews have been born-again and saved. Outside of the kingdom of God Israel is the only nation on earth with a call upon it nationally. This relates to the land and the people.
The New Covenant is a parenthesis within God’s overall plan, not foreseen in the Old Covenant. The seven-year tribulation period is the completion of the Old Covenant.
Yes we are one body in Messiah, and not two, but this includes saved Jews and saved Gentiles. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13) The Jews now awaiting salvation are not part of the body of Messiah, but are still separate from others by the call of God upon them. After the close of this dispensation of grace, Jews and Gentiles getting saved become “tribulation saints” and are destined to repopulate the earth in the Millennium.
Anti-dispensationalists claim that the church existed through all ages and dispensations. They use Ephesians 3:21.
Israel is not called the “Church” in the Old Covenant. It was called “the congregation.” The Greek word for congregation can be translated “ekklesia” (the same word for “church”), but it does not mean the Church in our understanding of it. There was no new birth in the Old Covenant. In fact most translations of the Bible never use the word “Church” for Israel of the Old Covenant.
Here is an example of the Old Covenant believers being called a congregation and not the church: Acts 7:38 “This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness...”
The Hebrew word “quahal” meaning “called out,” is translated as “congregation” and not the church. You can be called out and separated from others for many different reasons.
The big attack:
The big attack now is to get rid of dispensations. These attacks come almost exclusively from the Torah keepers, the Hebrew Roots movement and other Messianic groups all attempting to bring believers under the law.
The Bible calls such people “Judaisers”. They believed in Messiah but tried to bring people of the day back under legalistic law-keeping. (Galatians 2:14-16, Acts 15:8-9)
One of their big strategies is to get rid of dispensations and claim that there is no difference between the Old Covenant and the New and the Church was in both.
Is the law still relevant? Of course it is. Not one is to pass away. But what is the law for? The law shows us what sin is and what holiness is and the fact that we can’t keep it. We need the law to point us to the answer which is not law - keeping but the Messiah Himself in our hearts.
The birth of the Church proves dispensations:
Matthew 16:18 “...I will build My Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.”
The verse above shows clearly that the building of the Church at that point in time was a future event. You can’t say “I will build My church” if it has already been built.
The Church began at a specific point in time and will end in an instant.
Fifty days after the Feast of Passover, on the first day of Pentecost, God used Moses to bring the law down from Mount Sinai. According to the tradition of many Rabbis, the writing of the law in stone by God happened on this first day of Pentecost.
Pentecost also becomes the spiritual birthday of the nation of Israel. That’s not the modern birthday, which is May 1948, but the original birthday. The sages of Israel all believe that Israel first became a nation under God at the giving of the law on Pentecost.
So, now we have two great ancient events marked by the day of Pentecost: The giving of the law in stone and the birth of Israel.
Now we come to the modern day of Pentecost.
On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit was poured out in fullness. This obviously implies that the operation of the Holy Spirit was different before this outpouring. Yes the Holy Spirit has always been here and He never changes, but His dealings with man changed.
Hebrews 8: 10 “...I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God and they shall be My people.”
Ancient Pentecost sees the writing of the law in stone and the birthday of Israel, while modern Pentecost sees the writing of the law on the hearts of believers. This becomes the birthday of the Church.
This is the overall picture:
●On the first day of Pentecost, under the old dispensation, the law written in stone.
●This was also the original birth of Israel.
●On the first day of Pentecost after the cross (the new dispensation) the law was written on the hearts of believers.
●This was also the birthday of the Church.
This day of Pentecost marked the end of the dispensation of the law (although the seven-year tribulation completes it). This day marked the beginning of the dispensation of grace or the Church age.
What changed? The main thing that changed was a new dimension of the operation of the Holy Spirit. This also marked the end of the dispensation in which God acted in huge demonstrative ways bringing great visible supernatural judgements on people, cities and even the world.
Please don’t point to some tsunami or earthquake in these days and say that is God’s demonstrative judgements at work. NO ITS NOT! In the Old Covenant, the great judgements were all preceded by warnings from God of the specific judgement to come. And they were almost all supernatural events.
What we have today is events of nature, with no specific warnings beforehand and no great supernatural events like fire coming down from the heavens and destroying cities.
The age or dispensation of grace is clearly characterised with this big difference (amongst many other things.)
My friends please understand that there are many people out there with no intention to deceive you, but they do so out of their ignorance. There are some who deliberately and intentionally want to draw you Satan’s way. But most that are in error are not aware of it.
If we are to get right with God by keeping the law, why do we need the law of the Spirit in our hearts (since Pentecost)? Perhaps this is the reason why some law-keepers reject the new-birth! In fact there are some of these Messianic Judaisers and Torah observant people who deny our Messiah as well.
The problem with the anti-dispensationalists is they use all the verses of the law never changing etc, but they ignore the verses of the NT epistles. Many of them are very argumentative, and judgmental. Their fruits are rotten!
For more on this subject have a look at the teaching entitled “Under the law or not” which you can find HERE.
It goes without saying that dispensation-deniers believe that we will all go through the tribulation period, because there are no different dispensations in which God deals with the Church and Israel differently.
The church age or dispensation began at a point in time. This was Pentecost as we have discussed. The church age will likewise end at a specific point in time, an instant called the rapture.
It is obvious then that dispensation-deniers must deny and get rid of the rapture. In their thinking, there will be no rapture. Some believe that there will be a post-tribulation rapture.
Those who get saved during the tribulation become a different company of believers and not the church as such.
If there are no dispensations:
We would all be under the law.
There would be no new - birth.
There will be no rapture.
There would be no Church which began at a point in time (Pentecost) and will end at a point in time with the rapture.
Believers both Jew and Gentile will then go into and through the seven-year tribulation period. There will be no blessed hope of an escape through rapture.
The Spirit of God would not have been poured out in a new a special way as at Pentecost.
God would still be acting demonstratively with massive supernatural judgements as in the days of the Pharaohs, Sodom and Gomorrah, Babylon, the flood etc.
A great deal of the prophecies of the Bible would make no sense, be irrelevant and open to all manner of fanciful allegorical interpretation.
The New Covenant Epistles would have to be cast down or twisted and re-interpreted.
Isn’t it interesting that the Judaisers within the Messianic movement who reject dispensations, largely ignore the New Covenant Epistles, which are the main teachings for the Church, in which Peter says we are to be “established” (2 Peter 1:12)
Isn’t it interesting that these same Judaisers reject the gifts of the Spirit, found in the New Covenant Epistles? Isn’t it interesting that the Judaisers ignore the teaching of the New Covenant Epistles relating to the order of Church government and how it is to be set up and run?
What about the Torah?
There is nothing wrong with the Torah. I personally honour it. I recognise the importance of the law as a schoolmaster to lead people to Messiah. I recognise that no one can keep the law. I recognise that the teaching of the law demonstrates what holiness and sin are. I understand that most of the church today is in full rebellion to God by ignoring the law and what it is to be used for. I recognise that judgement is coming upon the church and the world for this very reason.
BUT I do not subscribe to and I fully reject those who say and teach that we must come under the law and obey external laws in a legalistic manner. Get this into your head: If you do that, you do not have the law operating by grace in your heart. You are under the law or grace, never both!
The Torah observant crowd always use the same lame attack on us. They say that because we are not law-keepers like them, we are lawless. No sir, that’s not the case. We are not lawless; we are observers of the law in our hearts by and through the living Holy Spirit. It is in fact they that are the raving hypocrites, because they say they keep the law, yet the Bible says no one is capable of keeping the law. Besides, if you are going to live as an external law-keeper, the Bible says you are under a curse!
There are some who take dispensation to a ridiculous level. They basically claim and believe that nothing from an earlier dispensation is still relevant in the next. Obvious logic dictates that many things cross all dispensations. We must simply be led by logic and the Spirit.
Know the attacks:
This entire issue is one of the attacks of error upon the truth in these days. We must know and be aware of the devil’s devices.
I will not even get into or entertain the outrageous error propagated by the anti-dispensationalists who claim that dispensations (including the rapture teaching) are modern concepts.
The people who swallow this garbage deserve t be deceived by ignorant blind teachers. If you want to find the answer to and against the “recent doctrine” proponents – read this edition again.
I took the background picture detailing lichen on a rock. Then I mixed some colourful textures into the dragonfly picture and combined the two to create the effect.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 244. January 28th 2015
What if the Bible is true?
What if the Bible is true?
In this edition I want to have a look at what the implications would be if the Bible is true and isn’t true.
The question on the veracity of the Bible really goes to the veracity of God Himself. God and His Word are one. So if our risen Messiah is real and true, so is His Word.
Today there is a huge move amongst many churches to de-throne the Bible, to play it down, and with some, even to discredit it. There is a huge move away from the literal interpretation and plain meaning of the scriptures.
Satan must shoot as many holes in the Bible as he can to achieve his purposes. Today it’s fashionable to cast down the truth of the scriptures and dismiss all absolutes. But make no mistake, anyone doing so does so to his eternal detriment.
Psalm 117:2 “The truth of the Lord endures forever.”
These truth-destroyers will themselves be destroyed by the very truth they cast down.
The Bible has produced more deception, division, hatred, death, mass murder, and conflict than any other book in the world ever. This same Bible has also produced unity, love tolerance, harmony, peace and the very essence of life - eternal life at that!
Who is doing the interpretation is the big issue. If modern man is doing the interpretation of the Bible – I feel sorry for you. If your local minister is doing it according to his denominational views, again, I feel sorry for you. If your interpretation is of Calvin or the early-church so-called fathers, I feel terribly sorry for you.
Now have a look at the amazing verses below. It is referring to prophecy, but it applies perfectly to all interpretation of doctrine.
2 Peter 1:19-21 “We have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts; knowing this first that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
Do you see it? So, who is the only valid interpreter? Yes, it’s the Holy Spirit Himself. Do you see that this verse alone shows that all denominations and divisions are caused by Spiritless men?
Just look at what Spiritless men have done with the Bible. They have produced some 30,000 different so-called ‘Christian’ denominations and divisions. And here’s God’s desire, plan and will:
1Corinthians 1:10 “Now I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord, Yeshua the Messiah, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement.”
James 3:15-17 speaks of the wisdom from below which is demonic and produces strife, bitterness, self-seeking, confusion and every evil thing. By contrast the wisdom that is from above is pure, peaceable, gentle, yielding, and full of mercy and good fruits.
So, in these verses we see that for the Bible to be true, it must be interpreted by the Holy Spirit. It will then have Godly results and fruits.
Do you know why some ministers create division, disunity and all sorts of doctrinal error using the Bible to back themselves up? It is because they can’t see! They are “the blind leading the blind.” They don’t have the God-given tools to rightly divide and apply the scriptures.
Now, have a look at these profound verses below:
John 8:42-44, 47 If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceed forth and came from God, nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil...there is no truth in him. He who is of God hears Gods words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
2 Corinthians 4:4 “The god of this world (Satan) has blinded the minds of them who believe not.”
So now in these verses above we see that unbelievers are unable to see, understand and hear the true word of God. By contrast here is the exact opposite:
John 8 31-32 “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
So, how can this be? The answer is that the Bible is a supernatural book. It is essentially Spirit and Life. It requires supernatural gifts to see and understand its mighty revelations which cause it to come alive and speak like no other book ever has or can.
The Bible says of itself, “The letter (of the word) kills, the Spirit gives life.” (2 Corinthians 3:6) So there we have it from the Bible itself. It says it will produce death or life!
The Bible speaks of the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Biblical truth and error are essentially spirits! (1 John 4:6)
You see, some people are “always learning, but never coming to the truth.” (2 Timothy 3:7) We must be in the Spirit and test the spirits!
Job 38:15 “From the wicked their light is withheld...”
It is God who is in the blinding business. A powerful example is in the blinding of the Jewish people. Because they “believed not” in their Messiah, God blinded them and deluded them. It is God who gives light and sight!
Here is the right attitude to the word of God:
Job 42:5 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my spiritual eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
Matthew 4:4 “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
If the Bible is true here are some staggering implications:
If the Bible is true, you were called into salvation before the foundation of the earth. This is the purpose and meaning for your life – to find and walk in His call for you. This is the answer to the modern stressed out life of variable values and variable everything else.
I recall standing at a woman’s bedside some years ago. She was about to die. She said to me that her life had been an aimless mess and that she was just a piece of rubbish. She had stolen her life from God to live for herself all her days.
I told her that even at that very late stage she could turn things around completely, accept the salvation of the Lord and could still have purpose in her life even if it were just in prayer. She died that night without making right with our Lord.
If the Bible is true, you need to be born-again to even see the kingdom of heaven.
1 Corinthians 2:14 “People who are not Christians cannot understand these things; they are foolishness to them. They cannot understand them because they are spiritually discerned.”
If the Bible is true, hell is real, eternal and its coming soon! And all the verses speaking of it that nobody preaches on these days are true and real.
Do you know that all but two of the warnings about hell from our Lord were given to believers?
If the Bible is true all religions are invalid and salvation is through the cross and shed blood of our Messiah only and exclusively.
If you do not know and believe the Bible you will not be ready for what is coming. Numerous verses paint a horrific picture of many Christians who will be overcome. Just have a look at these verses below:
2 Peter 2:21 “It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.”
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 “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 may be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
Matthew 24:12 “Because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.”
Today we have a church full of the knowledge of the world and ignorant of the word of God. Many have cast aside the word of God in favour of their own stupid satanic philosophies!
Romans 1:18 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
Isaiah 59:14 “Truth is fallen in the street.”
If the Bible is true:
You can try all you like to prove the Bible true. You can use Bible numerics, science, archaeology and many other such things – all valid. But you still can’t make it come to life. You can’t breathe that living revelation knowledge into it. The book remains dead, just like any edition of Shakespeare!
The most powerful proof of the veracity of the Bible is not fulfilled prophecy, numerics or the like. It is the testimony of radically changed lives. Only the Spirit of life produces radically changed lives. Likewise, proof of the veracity of the Bible also lies in death and destruction, the savage killing of multitudes by the Catholics in the name of a religion born out of the misuse of the Bible.
If the Bible is true, those who call us “religious bigots” will forever regret that they weren’t one of us.
If the Bible is not true – anything goes and who cares! If the Bible is not true, what CNN, BBC, SKY, and others say matters.
If the Bible is true, and it is alive in your heart, it will produce a restraint in you. (Hosea 4:1-2)
Psalm 25:5, 10 “Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth.”
If the Bible is not true:
●There will be no understanding or urgency relating to end-time events. ●You will be able to assimilate perfectly with and into the world. It will be your very good friend. ●You will not see any division between the world system and the kingdom of God and will have no insight into the demonic. ●You will have the wisdom of the world’s media as your informer and source of knowledge. ●You will be just like them. ●You will be able to merge with other religions and be involved in inter – faith. ●You will be free from having to deny yourself, and take up any cross of any sort. ●You will be strong in the power of self effort and worldly wisdom. ●You will be free to live for self, full of self-indulgence. ●You will not see the necessity of being holy. ●You will be full of stress. ●You will not see the difference between truth and error. They will blend and merge together. ●You will not see or believe in coming judgement. ●You will not see your own judgement coming. ●You will believe in the rights of the Palestinians to the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem, or at least a part of it. ●You will think the two-state solution is the right way.
The correct use and application of the Bible:
This will always produce these fruits or effects:
●You will have a longing for His appearing. ●You will always have conflict with some of those outside of the cross and Spirit. ●You will be in unity of faith and experience an increase in faith. ●You will lose your love for the world system. ●You will desire to crucify self. ●You will have increasing victory over the demonic. ●You will have a love for the salvation of the lost. ●You will grow in holiness, righteousness, and experience rivers of peace. ●You will increase in Godly wisdom. ●You will have strength through knowing God ●You will see the signs of the times. ●You will experience a glorious sense of being known and accepted by Our Lord as His friend. ●You will know and see truth and error. ●You will walk in safety from deception. ●You will love God’s plan for Israel and stand for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. ●You will see and understand coming judgement. ●You will have a fear of the Lord. ●You will love all of God’s natural creation.
Proverbs 23:23 “Buy the truth and do not sell it, also wisdom, instruction and understanding.”
Isaiah 26:2 “Open the gates that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.”
The big take-away:
If the Bible is true, the biggest catastrophe ever, for many people is on the doorstep. It is the reality of eternal judgement. Eternal judgement is one of the major doctrines of Messiah. (Hebrews 6:2)
►May I share with you two short (true) stories?
One comes from an individual who has spent much of his life, a lot of money and effort trying to prove the Bible wrong. His famous presumption is that the ark of Noah, according to the Biblical dimensions, would have been far too small to contain two of each animal.
Then someone told him that the Bible actually doesn’t say that. It says “two of every kind” in the original. So it was not two of all antelope types, but two of the antelope species alone. Now that changes the entire picture completely! In fact another scholar has worked out that two of every kind (Species type) fits perfectly into the ark dimensions! (You will find this in the Amplified version of the Bible and by doing a word study in Strongs.)
Imagine the futility, and now the horror of discovering that all your life’s efforts are destroyed by one sentence of Biblical truth!
The other story comes from someone I know who similarly has been trying to prove the Bible wrong. His thesis is that the world is much older than 6000 years, which is the period revealed in the genealogies of the Bible. “All you need to do is look at the fossil record and the dinosaurs to see that science proves a world many millions of years old.” He claims.
Big mistake he made! Again imagine being so dumb as to try and prove God’s word wrong. The answer is right here in the Bible.
I’m not going to go into all the amazing, wonderful details here now as it’s not our main subject, but essentially the Bible reveals that there was a pre-Adamic world, which Lucifer was in charge of. It could have existed many millions of years ago. It was destroyed by a flood for its evil.
The earth rising out of the waters in Genesis is not creation, but re-creation. The Biblical account from Adam to present is 6000 years, but there was much more, including the dinosaurs long before that. Again, it’s not very clever to try and prove God wrong!
I have done some work on the pre-Adamic race in Edition 37 which you can find HERE.
The second big take away:
If the Bible is true, end-time prophecy is true. All fulfilled Bible prophecy was fulfilled in a literal manner, meaning that unfulfilled prophecy will continue to be fulfilled in the same manner and it is!
All these ‘mad’ watchmen yelling about things to come very shortly are in fact the ones to listen to. The words they speak make a mockery of the world’s mass media – the deception speakers and the “scoffers” who believe that “everything will continue as always.” (2 Peter 3:3-4)
The entire Biblical end-time scenario with all its drama will play out exactly as foretold in the scriptures.
If the Bible is true God’s plan for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people is on track (as it is). The prophesied failure of the Jews to recognise their Messiah is true. The prophesied destruction of the Temple in 70AD is true. The reclaiming of Jerusalem in 1967 is true. The prophesied birth of the nation of Israel in a single day is true. The prophesied revival of Hebrew, the pure language, is true.
The regathering to the land initially in blindness is true and the prophesied soon-coming lifting of the veil of blindness is true. The prophesied dividing of the land and city of Jerusalem which will bring major,massive war and not peace is all true.
If the Bible is true the terrible reality of the Jews rejecting their Jewish Messiah is quite true.
Matthew 23:37-38 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See your house is left to you desolate!”
If the Bible is true, this is not the end of the story; the following verse reveals the glorious end:
Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.”
If the Bible is true; God will bring the Jews back to their land in blindness, then open their spiritual eyes, then use them as His instruments to bring salvation to a world in tribulation, or at least those who will respond.
Of course the Bible is true, but that’s only the beginning. You need it to come alive and speak to you. It must lead you and guide you from within your own heart.
If you have desired and embraced the truth and are seeking it and it is coming to life in your heart you will notice a few things. You will become wise. You will experience an inner joy and peace and you will always be a bit mysterious.
Proverbs 3:32-35 “His secret counsel is with the upright. The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the house of the just. Surely He scorns the scornful, but givers grace to the humble. The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools.”
Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands with sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in the Word of the Lord.”
I did this mixed media painting combining various texture effects following an ethnic theme.
I took this picture deep in the Tsitsikamma Forest. This is the beautiful Fraser Falls. There are no paths - its arm-ripping thorns all the way!
Shalom and grow in grace!