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●All Palestinian terrorists attacking Jews and property now, believe that they are “protecting” the Temple Mount from destruction. They are being fed the lies that Jews are destroying the al-Aksa Mosque. The source of this blood lible lie is none other than Abbas, the West’s favourite “moderate”! The man Obama says “we can work with” has been making repeated calls in Arabic on Palestinian TV and media to “kill the Jews – al-Aksa is ours” he said. It has been rebroadcast 19 times on Palestinian TV.
●The third so-called Intifada is gaining momentum fast as Jerusalem and the Temple Mount area come under numerous attacks by Palestinian terrorists.
●The US drops 50 tons of ammunition into Syria for those who Russia is bombing!
●The IMF, the UN, the BIS and Citibank are all warning of an new imminent world economic crisis.
Edition 281: September 16th 2015
Israel, it's your time:
Israel, it's your time:
Psalm 102:13-16 “You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favour her, yes the set time has come to favour her, yes, the set time has come. For your servants take pleasure in her stones and show favour to her dust. So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord and all the kings of the earth Your glory. For when the Lord shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory.”
The church is the crowning victory of God’s work. The true church is made up of Gentile and Jewish believers, born again of the Spirit of God. The unsaved Jews make up the group the Bible calls simply the Jews or Israel. Unsaved Israel is not the church, but the true church does become part of Israel by adoption and being grafted in (Romans 11:24-25)
God has a spectacular plan for the majority of the unsaved Jews in the near future. He has a wonderful plan for the church. He has no plan for those unsaved Jews and Gentiles who remain unsaved up to the close of the tribulation, where Satan’s plan for them comes into force.
The church age or era is about to come to an end. Almost 2000 years of God’s grace and work which began at Pentecost has a time limit on it. The church age began on the day of Pentecost at a moment in time. It will end in a moment in time too.
The rapture will close the church age and the world will kick into the seven-year tribulation period. This is also called the “time of Jacob’s trouble”. It is Jacobs trouble and not trouble for the church. Jacob is always a reference to Israel. Not once in the Bible is Jacob a type of, or reference to the church. Jacob refers to Israel 100% of the time.
The main focus of the tribulation period is Israel and the Jews. This is the time period in which God pours His wrath and judgement out upon the Jews and the world at large for their rejection of our Messiah.
This is the time period in which the Jews, en mass will see through the lifting veil that their Messiah is our Messiah and that He is preparing to come back a second time. They will be utterly shocked, and astounded to realise that their Messiah is their very own brother!
Imagine the shock of Joseph’s brothers as they realise that Joseph is their brother, the one whom they rejected and left for dead. Well, imagine that shocking, but glorious experience occurring all over Israel and throughout the Jewish world. What incredible drama!
But Satan himself will try all in his power to stop this great revelation. He will and even is now working to do so. He is working through the Arab world, much of the western world, Europe in particular. He is working through much of the church and almost all of the world’s mass media to bring the Jews down.
It’s not because you’re special that God chose you, Israel. It’s not because of your religion, it’s because you’re marked! You’re marked with God’s call and plan, which is irrevocable. (Romans 11:29). He knew that you would ultimately turn to Him and fulfil His calling.
Jeremiah 31:31 “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.”
Ezekiel 37:12-14 “Prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves... I will put My Spirit in you and you shall live and I will place you in your own land...”
Now, our Lord and Saviour is about to put a new Spirit in you, Israel, and remove the hardened heart. So, sing, Israel sing!
Praise the Lord with the harp, make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings, Sing to Him a new song; play skilfully with a shout of joy.
Psalm 96:1-2 “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord all you earth. Sing to the Lord and bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.”
Micah 7:8-9 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord...He will bring me forth to the light and I will see His righteousness.”
Israel, it’s your time! It’s your time to face the music for your own rebellion to the living God. It’s your time to face the music of the wrath of Satan, the wrath of man, the wrath of the Arab nations, the wrath of the great bear of the north, the wrath of the wolves in the pulpits– all in their deep deception and ignorance!
Israel. It’s your time. That terrible veil of blindness is being lifted even now and you are beginning to see your majestic, glorious Jewish Messiah emerging from behind the veil. O, yes Israel, you are about to face the music, but can you hear that incredible heavenly music? Can you hear the trumpets heralding your conversion? Talk about a triumphal entry to the blast of a million trumpets into the eternal purposes of the living God!
Israel, do you hear the music? Do you hear the trumpet blasts? Do you know what they mean? Do see you your Messiah, your Brother holding out His forever nail-pierced hands to you, in beautiful forgiving welcome?
Matthew 23:37-39 “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 as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate. I say to you, you shall see Me no more, till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Romans 11:25-26 “I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in and so, all Israel will be saved.”
Many Jews are already saying “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.” Many are turning to Him now. The majority will do so in the tribulation period, but why wait. Do it now!
By the way, if there is a post-tribulation rapture, it is the “time of the church’s trouble”, not Jacob’s.
If there is post- tribulation rapture, why are 144,000 all Jews, the focus of God’s work of evangelism in the tribulation? (Revelation 7:4-8)
So, when does your time begin, Israel?
We can see in all the current news events that Israel’s time is starting up right now. We will see Israel becoming the focus of intense conflict now. The great battle in the spirit realm is beginning to intensify and it will manifest more and more in the natural realm now.
But we are not in the tribulation period or any part of it yet. This will be when Israel becomes the main focus.
Luke 21:24 “They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”
One prophecy teacher has pointed out in his most recent work that the tribulation has to begin at the close of a Shemitah year and cycle. He maintains that it can now only be in seven year times at the earliest, because that’s when the next Shemitah is.
That’s quite logical, but here is my problem with this. It is based on the presumption that we have the dates correct. It presumes that the calendar is absolutely right. You see, it doesn’t really matter what calendar you use, they all have discrepancies and a few variables within them.
There is another big problem and that is that God stopped reckoning the Shemitah and jubilee when Israel was out of favour with Him. That’s an important consideration. What we have been doing is counting the Shemitahs and jubilees as though there was no break in them. That’s fine to get some sort of picture, but can we count them with absolute certainty when God is not?
Now that the Shemitah has passed this time around, does that mean that we have to wait another seven years? For the reason I’ve just presented, I believe not.
So what we have to do is place less emphasis on any calendar and place a lot of emphasis on all the biblical signs. When all the signs begin to line up, then the right calendar dates will emerge. God will reveal more knowledge as we get closer.
That said, we are in the time period of numerous signs appearing very quickly.
In an upcoming edition I will present to you a very compelling study centred on the fact that the Shemitah / jubilee calendar that we have looking at is in fact one year out. Keep your eye on the coming Feast of Trumpets!
The stones will make their music:
Psalm 149: 2-4 “Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise His name with dance; let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and harp, for the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.”
Luke 19:40 “I tell you that if these (disciples) should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
The title image right at the top is a montage I created of the gates into Jerusalem. The Golden Gate (top left) is closed and will be opened by our Messiah Yeshua on His return. Other gates have their own messages. Some display lions – shall we say representing the soon coming Lion of the tribe of Judah. Zion Gate is shot up, filled with bullet holes, the remnants of the war which returned Jerusalem to Jewish control and a lingering horror-sign of upcoming conflict over the city.
Isaiah 60:10-11 “The sons of foreigners shall build up your walls...In My wrath I struck you, but in My favour I have had mercy on you. Therefore your gates shall be continually open and not be shut day or night.”
The stones of Zion Gate have a new frightening association with Zechariah 12:2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem and I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away (divide it) will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Do you see and hear the word of the stones full of bullet holes? Every world leader should be locked in a room and made to read that verse above in Zechariah a hundred times and then write it out a thousand times!
It’s not just the stones that will cry, sing and dance. Israel’s coming peace will be celebrated by the mountains and the hills breaking forth into singing, and even the trees will clap their hands! (Isaiah 55:12)
Dead, very dead and dry skeletons will come to life and cry out!
Out of the “valley of decision” will come a valley full of very dry bones and miraculously they will start coming to life.
Ezekiel 37: 11-14 “These bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are very dry, our hope is lost and we are cut off. Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord...I will put My Spirit in you and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land...”
By the way, this chapter ends with talk that sounds very much like the Third Temple!
The final and great end-time purpose of and for the Jews is found in a number of incredible verses:
Isaiah 60:3 “The Gentiles shall come to your (Israel) light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Acts 13:47 “I have set you to be a light to the Gentiles that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 49:3 “You are My servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
Do you see that saved Jews will be the messengers of our Lord to the Gentile world in the tribulation period?
The stupidity of resisting God’s plans for Israel:
Iran has proclaimed her own destruction! Iran’s leaders have recently proclaimed that Israel will not exist in 20 years. Iran, you are doomed with all other nations who did the same thing! You have proclaimed your own doom and destruction with your own mouth. It is on the way!
Isaiah 60:14 “The sons of those who afflicted you (Israel) shall come bowing to you...”
The Palestinian stones have got them nowhere except into the firing line of the Israeli Army. Just like Goliath of old, their weapons have been unable to bring down David, who, on the other hand had his stones guided supernaturally by God to the target.
Now, Israel, take note of the next verse! In this single small, succinct verse of scripture, which you have ignored, is the very reason for all your troubles. If you had obeyed this verse when you entered the Promised Land, you would not be faced with it now!
Judges 2:2-3 “You shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall tear down their altars. But you have not obeyed My voice. Why have you done this? Therefore, I will not drive them out before you, but they shall be thorns in your side, and their gods shall be a snare to you.”
But we are now at the end of the great drama, Israel, you will respond to this verse above and you will be victorious after great battles, and the tables will be turned as revealed in the verse below.
Jeremiah 30:16 “All those who devour you (Israel) shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity. Those who plunder you shall become plunder, and all who prey upon you shall become prey.”
Isaiah 51:22-23 “See I have taken out of your hand the cup of trembling, the dregs of the cup of My fury; ‘You shall no longer drink it. But I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to you, lie down that we might walk over you.’”
Your biggest enemy is your friend in disguise. It is the world’s mass media. The inspiration of the media is the god of lies, while the God of truth has another message altogether. Be careful what and who you believe, Israel. The world’s mass media is of powerful, dangerous, demonic spirits, which they can’t even see or know exist.
Some characteristics of the time:
The Lord will bring back the Jews to their land from the four corners of the earth, from all nations where they have been scattered. They will have been preserved as a nation in the diaspora. The land will be too small to contain the full regathering.
The deserts of Israel will blossom and bear fruit, tree planting will turn the wilderness into an Eden. Ruined cities, gardens and vineyards will be restored. The regathering will be a “banner to the nations”. Jerusalem will become a burdensome stone to all nations. The Jews will never again be uprooted from their land. The Lord will expand the borders of Israel. The nations will attempt to divide the land and the city. The Lord will bring salvation to the Jews and put in them a new spirit.
We must understand that there are two dimensions revealed in prophecy for Israel in these days.
God will bring His untold glory, blessing and victory to the Jews. He will also not let them off the hook, and bring severe punishment upon them for their rebellion. Do you know what the best thing to do here is? Don’t question God, just accept and believe Him and His perfect word.
The Temple on the Mount:
Stones, walls, gates, passions, tempers, tantrums, promises and prophecy are all part of the dramatic mix that makes up Jerusalem.
The Temple Mount is the most important and valuable piece of property on this earth. It is sacred to the Muslims, Jews and some Christians. It is called “The Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem” and the “Har HaBayut” (Hebrew). It is also called Mount Moraih and Mount Zion. It has eleven gates, ten reserved for Muslims only. The area is 37 acres in size.
Tradition has it that God gathered the dust from this mount to create Adam. This was the site of Abraham’s offering of Isaac, a type of the events of the cross and a type of Israel itself in that Isaac’s offspring, Jacob had his name changed to Israel.
The Temple was the site of the revered Holy of Holies. As such it has always represented the presence of God on the earth, before Pentecost.
This is currently the site of the imposter “temples,” The Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque. This was the site of the First Temple, the Second Temple and will be the site of the soon coming Third Temple. It will not be the site of the fourth or Millennium Temple.
The Bible predicts in a number of places that a new temple will stand on the Temple Mount at the half-way mark into the tribulation.
Because it is spoken of in prophecy, it will be built very soon. This Third Temple will be important to the religious Jews at that time. It will be the temple in which the antichrist declares himself as God.
At the Second Advent, our Lord will enter this temple through the Golden Gate, now sealed closed. The Bible doesn’t lay out the details, but it appears that He will destroy this temple because it had been polluted by the antichrist. The new Millennium temple will be built on another location, out in the desert. (Ezekiel 40-48).
Because of the role of this Third Temple, Jews and Muslims will fight to the death over it.
Expect the current troubles to escalate dramatically now. Expect major conflict over the Temple Mount. Expect huge conflict and expect it now.
The big (very big) thing:
We all know the dreaded prophecies of Isaiah 17 and the one-day destruction of Damascus, the horror prophecies of Ezekiel 38 &39, also referred to as WW111 involving Russia, Iran and many nations of the world. We know the prophecies of Psalm 83 and the Arab confederacy calling for the destruction of Israel.
All of these wars may happen very close to each other or even merge into each other. They may occur inside the tribulation, but they appear to be pre-tribulation wars.
We all know that they are simmering and seething right now. But here is the big thing:
None of these events and brewing wars are the actual prophetic wars yet. They are all missing one key prophesied nation, which is Israel.
Prophecy requires the involvement of Israel in these big wars. This is the big thing we must wait and watch for. Until Israel is involved, these prophecies are in preparation phase. But be aware that this lot can all and most probably will occur very fast. In fact Israel could be drawn into active conflict in a day.
Of course we are already seeing the development of the third Intifada, but these are minor skirmishes compared to what is coming.
The entire Middle East situation is currently charged with explosive emotion and content. It is supernaturally charged and ready to go bang! It will happen very quickly.
Jewish people, your Brother, your very own Brother, the King of King and Lord of Lords is about to turn to you in judgement, mercy, love and all truth. He will make you an eternal excellence. Your time is now, open your hearts in repentance and turn to Him.
If only you could all see Him now, you would already fall on your faces with thanksgiving for the incredible future that lies right before you.
The lion sleeps tonight! Not for long though! I took this picture of my friend, Willie Joubert, the owner of Mabula Game Reserve with one of his beautiful lions.
If you want to see more picture of Mabula Lodge, click HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 280. 7th October.
The tragedy of ignoring God’s warnings:
The tragedy of ignoring God’s warnings:
You can dance through this life all you like, but it is the dance of death if you don’t know the Saviour.
The tragedy is that many people don’t even know that they need a Saviour, never mind knowing who He is! Most are stone deaf to the warnings of our Lord. That does not make the consequences of ignoring the warnings go away.
Whose tune are you dancing to?
“Dance me to the end of love...with a burning violin,” sang Leonard Cohen. This beautiful and tragic song was actually inspired by the Holocaust, says Cohen. While the death camps were conducting mass murder, Jewish string quartets were being forced to conduct performances for the Nazis, only to be executed themselves shortly afterwards and have their violins burnt up.
To the unsaved world, here are your dance instructions:
Dance you fools, dance to all the devil’s tunes, Dance till the end of grace. Dance to the coming judgement, dance you fools, dance! Dance to Satan’s violins. Dance the dance of the wicked, you fools.
Dance the Dance Macarbe of death. Dance the dance of the demon Valkyries riding invisibly through the sky.
The unsaved don’t even know that are dancing to the devil’s tunes even now.
The tragic Holocaust will soon be eclipsed with a new Holocaust in Israel and the most intense, severe Holocaust upon the whole world for seven years.
God warned and warned and is still warning of soon coming judgement upon Israel and the world. Our Lord wept over Jerusalem, knowing that His people would reject Him and His warning, bringing upon themselves almost 2000 years of suffering.
But the true church is dancing to another tune. We have been judged. We have received all the judgment of the cross and been raised with Him to newness of life. Our dance is the dance of victory, the dance of holiness, righteousness and supreme glory.
Dance me to Your majesty Lord, with a beautiful violin. Dance me through the panic until I’m safely in. Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove. Dance me to never-ending love.
Rejecting God’s warning:
If you know your Bible and if you’ve studied it under the direction of the Spirit of God, you will have had the carpet pulled out from under your spiritual feet numerous times. You would have taken note of and taken heed to the many severe and dramatic warnings.
Here is the tragic end picture - the end of the story! The verse below is God giving up on those who have rejected Him and His warnings over and over again.
Revelation 22:11 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still, he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; He who is righteous, let him be righteous still, he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
What a terrible tragedy to be given up by God, to be handed over to the god of darkness.
Do you see that there is a limit to what God puts up with? Here are a few more verses full of gravity.
Daniel 12:10 “Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”
Isaiah 26:10 “Let grace be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness...He will not behold the majesty of the Lord.”
God’s grace is about to run out. Of course His grace on a personal level will always be there and always be available to those who call on Him and follow Him. But in the more general sense, it’s just about over.
Genesis 6:3 “The Spirit of God will not strive with man forever.”
The song and dance of death for those who reject our Lord will be an eternal cry and act of regret.
Warning to the watchmen:
The verse below presents the duty of the watchmen – note that it’s a very serious calling with various consequences for the watchmen if not obeyed.
Ezekiel 3:17-19 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel, therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me. When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die, ’ and you give him no warning, that wicked man shall die in his sin; but his blood I shall require at your hand. Yet if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, he shall die in his sin, but you will have delivered your soul.
But there are also serious consequences for the watchman who speaks falsely in the name of the Lord. This is not a watchman who is obediently watching for the signs of the times. This is a person who speaks directly in the name of the Lord. This is the one who says “The Lord spoke to me in a dream,” or “the Lord spoke audibly to me”, and then what was claimed to be the Lord does not come to pass.
Deuteronomy 18:20 “The prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall surely die.”
Jeremiah 14:15 “The prophets who prophesy in My name, whom I did not send...shall be consumed.”
In the Old Covenant, these false prophets were to be killed. We don’t do that now, but we must “kill” them in the sense of complete rejection. Personally, I know many who in their pride keep saying “The Lord told me” or “the Lord spoke to me in a dream” and the thing does not come to pass.
I will never receive a word from them again, they are dead to me. I encourage you also to totally reject such people. If you listen to these types you are in great danger of being led into deep deception.
Here is the word to the false prophets and watchmen of today – of the “me now” generation and those who want it all now. This is the word to the modern church seeking another motivational message and how to “find your life in the world”:
Isaiah 30:10-14 (Amp) “They say to the seers ‘See not; and to the prophets, prophesy not what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceitful illusions. Get out of the true way, turn aside out of the path, cease holding up before us the Holy One of Israel. Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, because you despise and spurn My word and trust in cunning and oppression (of the righteous), in crookedness and perverseness, and rely on them; Therefore, this guilt shall be to you as a broken high wall and ready to fall, whose crash will come suddenly and swiftly, in an instant.”
Please note the severity upon even the Lord’s watchmen and those who prophesy in His name. Reject this severe warning at your own peril!
The days of intense idiocy
The Bible plots the course of this age succinctly. It culminates in the “days of Noah and Lot”. The characteristics of those days are said to be the main characteristics of these end-times just before the coming of the Lord.
Those were days of extreme violence, aggressive homosexuality, and also a time of complacency in the face of warning. Because people ignored His warning, did God hold back on judgement? Not a chance!
Today we are in a world characterised by rejection of God, His word, its principles and its warnings. Here are a few verses showing what idiots so many people are!
Jeremiah 6:10 “To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Indeed, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot give heed. Behold the word of the Lord is a reproach to them; they have no delight in it.”
Can you imagine ignoring God’s warnings in these days after so many examples of people, whole nations and the world being destroyed by God after His warning.
By the way, God always warns before He brings significant judgement.
So why are we not seeing the big demonstrative judgements of God now? Simply because we are now still in the dispensation of grace, long-suffering and the mercy of God. But that is all about to change. It will most probably be within a year!
The tribulation period contains the most intense judgements the world has ever seen or ever will. Approximately 4 billion people will die in the seven-year tribulation.
Today there are just over eight million people in Israel. According to the verse below that means about 5 million will die in the tribulation in Israel alone.
Zechariah 13:8-9 “It shall come to pass in all the land says the Lord, that two thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one third shall be left in it. I will bring one third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’, and each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’
There is one big overriding reason amongst all the lesser reasons for this and that is because Israel has and still rejecting her Messiah.
Warnings to the world, the church and Israel:
God’s warnings in scripture are divided into a number of categories. There are some that are personal, some that are for whole nations and some for the world. Some are for the believers in the church and others for the unsaved. So we need to rightly divide and apply the applications.
We see horrific warnings ignored bringing consequences of disaster on the world in the days of Noah, Lot, Nineveh, Jericho and others.
We see a large part of the church being warned and told it will be rejected, spewed out of God’s mouth. We see much of the church being warned that it will grow cold and fail! We see individuals being warned and “handed over to Satan for the destruction of their flesh.” (1 Corinthians 5:5, 1 Timothy 1:20)
We know that many will heed the warnings in the tribulation period. It will be too late for them to become part of the church as such, but they will still go through into the Millenium.
But many will reject the warnings even as they are doing right now. They will be taken over by a satanic spirit that will cause them to come actively against God and His people.
Revelation 16:11 “And they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and did not repent of their deeds.”
Revelation 16:9 “And men were scorched with great heat and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.”
The two verses above are so shocking they are almost unbelievable! In the midst of God’s judgement people turn on God, the one who created every atom of their being and has the keys of heaven and hell.
It’s one thing to be deceived or to be uninformed about what’s going on. But to turn wilfully against the living God while He is acting in His wrath and fury is beyond belief! What comes after this is eternal regret!
The warning to the true church is different. There is no warning of hell, as that has all been taken care of already at the cross. But we do still have to adjust our ways and “examine ourselves to see if we be in the faith.” (2 Corinthians 13:5)
Are we going the right way from a doctrinal point of view? Are we using the scriptures under the leading of the Spirit of God. If we are it will “hurt” us before comforting us. The Bible says that we are to “consider the goodness and severity of God.” The word of God will always be at odds with the ways of the world and the flesh-nature.
Philippians 3:10 “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.”
Have you been imprisoned by God? Are you a bond-slave and prisoner to His word? If you are, you are truly free indeed.
You can dismiss all the recent signs and continue your dance of death, or you can heed the signs. The recent signs in the blood moons, and all the others of September, point towards an escalation of events. The pieces of the giant jigsaw puzzle are falling into place fast.
War is coming fast, but not just any old war! We are on the doorstep of the major wars of Isaiah 17 (Damascus), Ezekiel 38 & 39 (Russia and her allies), Psalm 83 (Various Arab nations). We are not there yet. We await Israel’s involvement, but things are intensifying.
For us who know the truth, know the plot of these things, and know our Lord, these are exciting times. We have the incredible privilege of repentance now, of preparing ourselves and our lifestyles for the coming King. We are in a position to be right with God on all fronts, giving us untold security, stability, confidence and comfort as the world dances its way to hell.
1 Corinthians 2:16 “To one, we are the aroma of death to death and to the other the aroma of life.
Heeding the warnings and going God’s way:
My greatest passion, almost more than eschatology is to know my Lord and His word. It is to know Him and make Him known. It is to give myself completely to Him for His purposes.
God’s word if rightly applied must hurt you. It must make you bleed. But this is all for the glory which is on the far side of the cross. As you embrace the cross, it cuts and scars you and sets you gloriously free.
It is the cross of Calvary that destroys sin and the power of sin, but it is your own cross that deals with the will to sin. This is the battleground, but the good news is that with the power of sin defeated, victory in all areas is possible.
You will find it difficult to resist the growing intensity of sin now, if you continuously and willingly give yourself to it. If you reject God’s warnings now and make it into the tribulation period, you will be hit with unrestrained sin and unrestrained wrath as a result.
But when you battle with sin and overcome you will be become a special, valuable prize to and for our Lord. God will give you a new name. That name is A.B. Normal. You will forever be gloriously abnormal to the world!
We are now entering a time where evil supernatural forces will become common. Great deception will intensify. The Bible says that he (the antichrist) “will go out from us, but was not of us.” He will go out in close association with the church. In fact, many antichrists have done just the same thing.
Let me warn you that God’s word spoken by an antichrist becomes evil, not good. The spirit of antichrist will use it to achieve his ends. Don’t be deceived by even one word coming from Francis! Every single word including the words out of the Bible are a spiritually charged trap. The Bible says of itself that it can produce life or death. (2 Corinthians 3:6).
The media are doing a monumental job of presenting and painting counterfeit Christianity as the answer and people are dancing to their tune in great numbers.
You can’t get to heaven on the basis of good works my friend. You can only get there on the basis of the cross and blood of Messiah.
The central point and key to Christianity is not love, peace and unity. It is truth and its use and application. We are to be the custodians of truth. The centrality of Christianity is the cross. Love and peace are fruits. You don’t exalt the fruit above the tree. The tree is the truth of the cross.
1 Timothy 3:15 “The church of the living God is the pillar and foundation of the truth."
No one is good, not even one. That means that no one can and will be saved based on their good. It also means that only divine or purified good is acceptable to God.
I recall on many occasions getting stuck in mud or sand in my 4x4 in the deserts of Southern Africa. Digging out and getting going again was a relief, but I always ended up covered in mud and dirt. We have a destination as believers. There are pitfalls along the way. We get dirty just picking up the “dust and dirt” of the world that we walk though.
We have 1 John 1:9 to cleanse us as we go and we have the privilege of “judging ourselves now that we be not judged.” The great news is that we are on the way to holiness, purity and deep eternal peace, although these things are already in us by the Spirit.
We are in the incredibly favourable position of being made righteous in Spirit, and we are becoming righteous in thought, mind, character and all our ways.
God works from the inside (new-birth) to the outside in the believer’s life, by faith and grace. Satan works in all other religions from the outside to inside and operates in law and works.
Some of the current signs:
Right now we are fast-moving times. The signs of coming judgement are all around us and intensifying. Here are some of them on the stage now:
●Russia increases military activity in Syria. Iran is very happy with her ally, Russia’s presence.
●Israel warns Iran to keep its distance from Israel’s borders.
●Gaza rockets fired into Israel again.
●Hamas says “All Israel is ours.”
●The Temple Mount is “brewing”.
●Jordan’s King Abdullah threatens Israel over the Temple Mount.
●Hezbollah to get a huge military supply from Russia.
●The E.U. calls for a Palestinian State after murders.
●Palestinians are not committed to Oslo or any other accords (Abbas at the UN.)
●Palestinian flag raised at the UN. There is no state of Palestine (Look it up.)
These headlines above are all recent. They all have Biblical prophetic implications. So what is the warning? There is not much any of us can do except be aware and maintain a walk of repentance.
The great tragedy is that so few believers are even aware of these things. When last did you hear a local church teach on any of these things, unless you go to JD Farag’s church in Hawaii, that is!
Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord and He will have mercy on him and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
John 12:35 “...Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.”
There is coming a time very soon when deep spiritual darkness will fall upon this world. In fact, we are already in the forerunners of it. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. The time to seek the Lord with all diligence is now!
Chose this day whom you will dance with to the end of time!
I took this picture early in the morning at the top of the Fish River Canyon, Namibia.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 279: September 30th, 2015
What now, what’s next?
What now, what’s next?
The sword of God is poised and the trumpet of God is sounding. The message is eternal judgment is coming. The call sounding now is to repent.
Of course repentance is an ongoing affair for the believer; even though we are forgiven at the new-birth. The call is for unbelievers to repent and come to our Lord in salvation. The call is for Jews to open their eyes and hearts to their soon coming Messiah – Yeshua. The call is for all believers to repent of all known and even unknown sin and to walk in holiness before our Lord shaking off all sins that have ensnared them
The trumpet call is good, clean, holy, pure, right and liberating.
The other side of the message is contained is in the sword. It is for all unbelievers and for “believers” who think they are but are not! It is for those who reject repentance.
People say that there is no limit to God’s grace. They are wrong, there is a limit! You don’t mock God and get away with it forever. Besides, the grace, love and compassion of God has seen to it that His warnings go out there.
Just as in the days of Noah and Lot, God’s warnings went out and are going out again today. Just as in those days, there is a time limit on it all!
World – your days are numbered, your days are just about over. You still have some time to repent, but beware the sword is coming soon!
A season ends, a new one begins:
With each year we are getting closer and closer to heaven!
We are now at the end of the season of the Feasts of the Lord. The anticipated blood-moons and solar eclipse season is over. The Shemitah is over – or is it? Actually, it may not be, but we’ll deal with that further on.
Many things that were predicted came to pass, while the tribulation start and rapture did not. But there is still a powerful message in all these things that you need to be aware of.
From the start of the blood moon tetrad we saw many events relating to Israel, the Palestinians and the surrounding nations begin to escalate. Many other things which I will look at here also came about.
We did see a stock market crash during the Shemitah. We had a 14% decline on the Dow Jones and a 40% decline in China. And what about Elul 29? That was on a Sunday when markets were closed, but we didn’t see a crash on the nearby days. But the markets are still in decline. We have already had the crash and it may turn out that Elul 29 just might be right in the middle of this continuing decline.
The reason why Rosh Hashanah is so important every time it comes around is simply because it is the next of the seven feasts to be fulfilled. The fulfilment will be the start of the tribulation / rapture. Of course, there is anticipation when it arrives.
Now we have to wait until the next one before anything substantial can happen.
The three remaining feasts of the Lord to be fulfilled must be fulfilled in chronological order as the first four were. Rosh Hashanah has now passed for this year, so we now look to the next Rosh Hashanah 2016 /2017 (Hebrew year 5777) on October 3rd and 4th 2016.
In previous editions I have pointed out the various signs that were around us. But if you recall, I also highlighted a problem under the heading, “The missing trigger.” (Edition 273) This is the big event that kicks off and starts the tribulation period, reveals the antichrist and would be where the pre-tribulation rapture occurs. This of course is the signing or “confirming” of a peace covenant between Israel, “the many” and the person who will be revealed as the antichrist in the act. (Daniel 9:27)
We have had no such thing on the table now for a long time. All the previous peace deals and accords would have to be re-negotiated if any of them was to take effect.
Now, as this new Jewish year, 5777 gets underway, there is great anticipation and bubbling excitement already. We are about to encounter dramatic times!
What about the blood-moon tetrad?
I have supported the blood-moon story cautiously simply because they were a sign amongst numerous other signs, but I always did voice a bit of concern about going overboard on them.
Were they a sign or not? They most certainly were! For me they were a warm-up sign of things to come between now and next year.
Many have pointed out that the blood-moon tetrad will not occur again for a long time.That may be so, but who says that the signs in the sun, moon and stars are limited to a tetrad of lunar and solar eclipses?
Let’s go back in time for the answer.
At the first coming of our Lord there was a sign in the sky. It was called the “Star of Bethlehem.” This was NOT an asteroid or comet. Asteroids move too fast to be followed and comets move too slowly to be followed and are far too far away to give direction.
The Star of Bethlehem was a supernatural creation and event. Whatever it was, it was nothing that we have in nature then or now.
Now let’s go over to the cross of Calvary. Again, we had another sign in the sky. It was the darkness that fell in the middle of the day. This was NOT an eclipse. Since when do eclipses last for nine hours as this event did?
This was nothing less than a supernatural event. It was caused by nothing known to man. At one time God made the sun stand still. This was also a supernatural event.
If we had these supernatural signs in the sky at the first coming of our Lord is it inconceivable that we have supernatural signs in the sky again at the second coming? Of course not. In fact, it’s probable because that’s how it happened at the first coming.
The purpose of the blood-moon failure to produce the events many were expecting has another excellent purpose. It gets rid of the riff-raff!
The entire purpose of these end-time warnings is to cause repentance. It has done so, except of course for the riff-raff sceptics and scoffers.
Let me warn you about all those who condemn the end-time messages and messengers. Beware of their intent and purpose which is to exalt themselves in their pride and remove from you expectation leading to repentance in preparation.
Interestingly the sceptics and scoffers are not watchmen. None of them have any message of urgency. None of them have any message of warning and direction in this regard. They are as boring as their messages.
What about the Shemitah and Jubilee?
Have they come and gone? What if one of the dates is wrong and out by one year? There are in fact a number of calendars out there and none of them agrees perfectly. But I have just come across a very interesting, very lengthy study on this.
The conclusion is that the Shemitah comes to an end this (Jewish year) and the Jubilee begins just after as we cross into the year 5777 in October next year.
I have studied and been aware of the different calendars for a long time, but I have never seen this particular study done by a friend of mine. As I went through it, I felt an excitement. Can this be true and possible? Of course it can, but we will see as we go forward won’t we?
The study is over 20 pages and I’ve read through it, but not studied out all the finer details myself yet, which I will do shortly and report on it for your benefit. But because of its importance at face value, I draw your attention to it now. – It’s exciting stuff!
Know the watchmen:
The watchmen must know the Bible backwards. Every single prophetic utterance in the scriptures must be well known by him. Then of course, that’s pretty useless unless you know the living, active voice of the author, by and through the Spirit of God. No one outside of the baptism of the Spirit is a watchman to be trusted.
The watchmen must know how to weigh up and fit pieces of the great prophetic puzzle together. He must know world events and world news and what’s important and what’s not. He must be absolutely free of all manipulation and ulterior motives. He must be free from the enslavement of churchianity and its divisions and divisiveness.
He must not be a man-pleaser of any description. He must not seek favour. He must not be a novice, having been saved and in fellowship with our Lord for many years. He must know how to endure hardship without complaint. He must not ever have backslidden. He must not have ever been involved in the occult or Satan worship. He must have an insatiable passion for holiness.
He must be a total radical for our Lord, which will be evident in his unique lifestyle. He will be loved and hated by many.
The watchman will be a watchman always. In fact, he will be “trapped” by God in this incredible call. He will look for and see many things that others don’t. He will see and know many secret, unseen, hidden and supernatural things. He will be a strange fellow!
The watchman’s life will be surrendered and given totally to God and secondly to God’s people, but he will always see everything through the beautiful veil of God’s Spirit and His word.
He will be on a collision course with the world system and its god, Satan.
He will be filled with love and compassion, resentment and hostility. He will love and hate. He will have an indefinable authority and depth about him. He will be filled with wisdom on many things. He will never be able to be contained, boxed or controlled.
The true watchman is called of God.
Because a watchman watches and something does not come to pass, that does not make him a false prophet. A false prophet is one who speaks in the name of the Lord, prophesying things that he says “the Lord told me”, and it doesn’t come to pass. Or one who says. “The Lord spoke to me in a dream” and it doesn’t come to pass. These are false prophets and must be rejected, never to be listened to again.
False prophets are also those who bring false doctrines into the church. All doctrines outside of the “doctrine of Messiah” as revealed in Hebrews 6:1-2 are suspect.
Many of these false prophets are pure Jezebels and can be found all over YouTube! As always, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!
What we are to watch for?
What follows are the major Biblical signs still to come. There are others, but these are the big signs.
● The very big, essential thing to watch for is Israel’s entrance and involvement in the Syrian conflict, Iran, Lebanon and Jordan.
These nations are in conflict or about to enter conflict, but none of them are in Bible prophecy until Israel is drawn in.
● A big prophetic event that is coming soon, although it does not need to be fulfilled before the tribulation begins is the building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount. If not before the tribulation, it would need to be built very soon afterwards because it is required by scripture at the mid-tribulation point.
Remember that there will be a new Millennium Temple – that’s not this Third Temple to be built in the tribulation period. Although this Third Temple is important prophetically, it is the one that will be forever polluted by the antichrist as he sets up his world rule from there.
At the Second Coming our Lord goes from the Mount of Olives, through the Golden Gate into the temple. Exactly what happens is not revealed in the Bible, but we do know that the new Millennium Temple will be in existence and operation very early in the Millennium.
This Third Temple will be very short-lived.
● Watch for preparations for a world government. The Millennium itself will be a time of universal peace. This is why Satan has always tried to bring about a counterfeit world government of peace.
● Watch for Jordan to become hostile to Israel. (Cities of Jordan are destroyed by Israel in the same war in which Damascus is destroyed in Isaiah 17.)
● Watch for a new Intifada with the Palestinians.
● Watch for a new great financial collapse to strike the world.
● Watch for the Daniel 9:27 peace agreement to come about.
● Watch for more and more Jews getting saved. In the process Israel will go through great upheavals.
● Watch for the massive destabilisation of Europe.
● Watch for supernatural signs and events.
The most amazing thing is that so many of these issues are already on the stage. You can see, feel and hear the rumble of them all warming up.
The current 70th session of the UN has so far produced some gems:
●Obama argued for a global government. His comments: “Global integration is an agenda that transcends the narrowly defined interests of nation states.” On security Obama said, “I won’t hesitate to use force.” Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, he, he, he!
●Jordan’s King said, “We reject threats to our holy places and threats to the Arab character of Jerusalem.”
●Putin called for greater world support for the mass murderer and dictator Assad of Syria.
A rebuke to the sceptics and scoffers:
I’ve said this so many times in previous editions, but because it is so valid and such a life and death issue, here it comes again (and will many more times). Five times in the discourse on the Mount of Olives, our Lord warns against end-time deception. Of course, there are many other portions of scripture issuing the same warnings.
There is fast growing universal agreement amongst watchmen today on the messages of warning and a call to repentance. And the scoffers come along and interfere with this! They are on thin ice!
Let me warn you against the present day sceptics and scoffers. They think they are helping you, but they help you turn a deaf ear to the warnings of God. They can’t see it, but they are the devils workers trying to dull your spiritual senses and prepare you for the coming of the antichrist, the false prophet, Satan and hell...and they do it in the name of Jesus.
Remember that it's Satan who wants you spiritually uninformed, cold, unholy, unrepentant and blind.
Beware the great Catholic false teaching:
As revealed in his recent US trip, Francis condemned “exclusionism” in favour of socio / political / religious and economic “inclusion.” “This is the way to world peace”, he declared. The “universal brotherhood of man is the answer”. “You don’t need to believe in God to go to heaven” was his cry.
“The Quran is the same as the Bible”, he said. “The cross was a failure”. He said.
His satanic sidekick, the world’s media did a monumental job of elevating Francis and his message to godlike status, all to be hero worshipped.
The big central and very dangerous message was, “globalisation is the goal and way to world peace.”
World Peace can never fix the sin problem in the heart of man. If it could that would make a mockery of the cross of Calvary. The world’s attempt at peace as viewed in Babylon’s Babel was a classic example. God destroyed man’s attempt at world peace on that occasion and He will do it again.
World peace created by sinful man outside of the cross of Messiah requires a man-made system of gigantic force and control to keep the world under the dominion of this world order.
The Catholic way to world peace has now become the same as that of the Interfaith Movement. It has a false, materialistic “Jesus” at the helm.
The Jesus presented by Francis is what the Bible calls “another Jesus.”
“Come to Jesus and he will give you toffee apples and candy floss and throw in a Coke.” “He will make you feel so good about yourself!”
The true message of the gospel is so very different! The true central message is, “Come to Yeshua and He will injure you and scar you. Your co-crucifixion will leave you bleeding and shattered and then He will kill you off. (Galatians 2:20)
The cross will destroy sin’s power in you even though the after effects may linger. You will be brought from the dead to life – a new life, a glorious life full of His life. Your new inner holiness and perfection will begin to work from the inside to the outside. You will be full of new resurrection power, the on-going power of the cross to lead you from great victory to untold glory. You will have eyes to see such wonderful things you never imagined you could.
You will see toffee apple and candy floss Jesus as a lie, fraud and counterfeit.
Signs of the times and things to come:
If you recall, in previous editions I spoke of and warned about the “missing trigger” to kick off the tribulation period and rapture now this year. I have also said numerous times that “we must let the signs speak.”
Yes, I did look with anticipation at some signs that were appearing now and supported the possibility of this year being it, but always with caution. I never did “set” a date. I am not a date-setter, but a date-watcher and will continue to watch and pray with fervour, excitement and anticipation.
Let me tell you what none of the watchers are wrong about. No one is wrong about warnings and the call to repent.
My job and call is to watch for the signs of the times and season. My job is to watch and weigh up the evidence based on the Bible. Now let’s look forward again. The time is now even shorter and things are due to escalate dramatically.
As we get closer to the coming of the Lord, there will be more and more signs. Knowledge of His coming will become more evident and we must know them well.
Can you see it already?
Expect a dramatic escalation of the prophetic forerunners.
Israel your time has come – exciting, dramatic, tragic and victorious days are before you.
I give you my word that I will continue to watch and pray and to look for the signs of the very soon coming of our Lord. I will not be deterred by sceptics and scoffers. I will always be completely honest, with no intension to manipulate anyone with any views besides those of the Bible.
I will continue to attack the scoffers and those polluting the doctrines of Messiah.
May I invite you to join me and other watchmen on the final stretch of our exciting and dramatic race to the end? May I invite you to join us watching and praying and preparing ourselves for our Messiah, the King of all kings and Lord of lords, the God of the Jews?
I took this picture in one of my favourite places - Etosha Game Reserve in Namibia.
If you would like to see more pictures of this incredible place, click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 278: September 23rd 2015
Signs of your salvation:
Signs of your salvation:
►Please don’t miss next week’s edition which will be entitled: “What now, what’s next?” It is very important prophetically.
In this day many of the fruits of the world system are a growing rotten stench. The fruits and signs of your salvation must be related in contraposition to the present world.
You must have a position on the major issues of the day. Your position must reflect the biblical position and if the issue is not in the Bible, God speaks by His Spirit on everything, including all the issues of the day.
There are many signs and fruits in the believer’s life that are universal and timeless, but there are some that are unique to this time period.
These are the things I’ll be addressing in this edition.
The big signs and fruits:
As the coming of our Lord draws ever nearer, we need to repent! Repentance is obviously one of those universal, timeless things, but it is urgent now. We must ask our Lord to shine His light onto and into every aspect of our lives so that we can see what we need to repent of.
What is sin and what is not is the question. Don’t come up with your own ideas - let our Lord show you. You will be surprised at just how many things you need to change.
You have less than 12 months.
As the world draws nearer to its god, Satan, the signs and fruits are intensifying all around us. What was once unheard of is today acceptable. The unclean stench of Satan has rubbed off into the church, causing many to be swept away, even though they think they are plain-sailing with God!
No you can’t:
If you think you can run your life in these days – no you can’t. Yes you can say things like you believe in God, and yes you can do churchy things and be religious. You must not only believe in our Lord Yeshua, but you must believe everything He has said about you and the world. Only as you embrace the cross in your life, can you see what you really need to do.
Today the hearts of most believers are overrun with a forest of weeds of the world. The great errors of the ways of the world are mistaken for truth, because people are far from God even though they say they believe in God.
It’s easy to compromise and that will take the pressure off. You will then see clearly just what the world wants you to see and the things of God will become misty and clouded.
The depths of experience in Messiah are our goal and really, if you think about it, it’s not that difficult because everything around us is so shallow.
But you can’t go deep with God with self intact. Our Lord must kill you with His cross and you must then take up your own cross, putting self to death as you go. Only with self conquered can you enter the secret presence of our Lord and see things His way.
Most Christians today look at the Light and see nothing, so they manufacture their experiences. Brain-power is their source and their own thoughts are what they think is the leading of the Spirit.
The Bible puts many things the other way around! The world says, “Exalt yourself”. The word says, “If you exalt yourself you will be humbled and brought down!” The word says “Humble yourself in His sight and He will lift you up.”
At this time God’s watchmen have been speaking and blowing the trumpet of warning. Many are listening and preparing themselves. Many others are blind and deaf to God. Others have become directly hostile to the watchmen.
I will label these people as sceptics and scoffers. They repeatedly delight in trying to prove God’s watchmen wrong, but at the same time, they are interfering with the message of repentance and soon-coming judgment.
Be very careful when you accept the criticism of those who have a spirit of criticism working in them. Also please be careful of those who criticise and condemn all those who bring an unpopular or hard message in these days.
The essential message of the sceptics and scoffers (although they won’t admit it) is - don’t repent and don’t bother about getting ready because everything will carry on as normal!
I heard one of these seminary-educated scoffers say recently that these messages of warning must be rejected because they are not “love” and make the congregation uncomfortable and filled with worry!
You sceptics and scoffers interfering with the message of repentance – you have blood on your hands. You are no better than a murderer. (Ezekiel 33:6)
It is the word of the true watchmen of the Lord that will endure and bear fruit, the fruit of repentance, and the word of sceptic and scoffer that will fizzle and come to nothing except God’s judgment.
In the next edition, I will show you just how right God’s watchmen are – you will be shocked and amazed!
My friends let me say it again. The central message right now from the prophets and watchmen is repent.
Oh, you will repent! Yes, everyone will bow the knee to our Lord in repentance. But for all the unsaved, that will be too late. You will bow the knee in useless repentance on your journey to hell, where you will be forced to bow your knee to Satan your revealed, eternal god.
Today there is a huge weight of false teaching under the guise of truth leading you away from repentance and getting ready for our Lord. Of course I’m not suggesting that that is the only message, but it is little heard these days, and it is these days where it is needed the most.
The message of Yom Kippur:
Yom Kippur, also called the Day of Atonement is upon us. This closes the “Days of Awe” which began on the Feast of Trumpets. It is the most solemn of the seven feasts.
This feast originated in the cry of repentance for the idolatry of the worship of the golden calf. The feast is also called, The Day of Atonement, representing the atonement for the sin of idolatry.
Because the most of the church has replaced the feasts with occult practices, they know little of the message of repentance as contained in Yom Kippur. Is that perhaps why so much of the church is full of idolatry?
Traditionally, the book of Jonah is read on Yom Kippur, because the symbolism speaks of man’s inability to escape the reach of God’s hand. There is also a message in the people of Nineveh being spared judgement as they repented, albeit only for a time.
White is worn on Yom Kippur symbolising purity created by repentance.
Prophetically, many, including myself believe that this feast will mark the beginning of the mass repentance of the Jews as they find forgiveness in their Messiah.
This particular Day of Atonement may just turn out to be the great turning point for the Jews.
This is the time of and for repentance for the Jews, but also for everyone. The unsaved need to get saved fast, and the saved need to repent for all sin in their lives.
The fruits and signs of Satan:
The fruits are all around us and have infiltrated into the lives of many believers through self, the world and the demonic.
We are in the midst of an outpouring of deception. Demons and fallen angels are about to be released like never before creating massive deceptions. They will come as angels of light, as ministers of the gospel and as so-called believers.
Many of the ministers who are not open to the fullness of the Spirit of God in these days will become agents of Satan.
Here is a list of some of the signs and fruits of Satan today:
He appears as God. ●He is the god of pride. ●He is an angel of light. ●He is the king of rebellion. ●He is the accuser of the brethren ●He is a deceiver, imitator and counterfeiter. ● He is the god of human good and evil. ●He is a murderer and oppressor. ●He is a perverter and twister of truth. ●He is the tempter. ●He is the thief. ●He is the despiser of truth and the destroyer of doctrine. ●He is the king of lusts.
The terrible god – self:
Self is a terrible god. It always guides you with its demons to the world and its ways. It makes you acceptable and comfortable to and in the world.
Self says, “Me, me, me”, where the crucified self says, “you, you, you”! Self says, “Give me.” The crucified self says, “May I give to you”. Self demands while the crucified self yields.
We as true believers have been saved through the suffering and shed blood of our Lord and Saviour. We have been given the free gift of salvation and all that it entails. We have been given the power to be holy and right with God.
All unbelievers will go through their “cross” shortly. It will be the blood-shed and suffering of the tribulation period and wrath of God. It will not save them. It will not empower them to walk free and in holiness. It will destroy them on their way to eternal destruction.
The glorious Millennium will be the reward of the millions who got saved in the tribulation, while hell will be the reward of those who didn’t.
The Bible says, “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” Stop for a moment and think about whom you are and what you have become. Stop and think about your own transformation. Don’t compare yourself with your friends or the world or even the church. Compare yourself with the purity of God’s word. Are you battling to move forward with our great King and Saviour now? That’s fine. It’s good to battle, but you must make headway.
It’s not fine to go with the flow! What is your life? What consumes your thoughts?
When you set your heart to know our Lord you will begin to bask in His presence. That silences you. No prayer, no words are needed, just an awareness of the closeness of God.
The crucified self:
Imagine getting to the end of your life, being delivered into eternity and you suddenly see everything with utmost clarity. You see what a terrible god, self was, and that you have blindly served this god all your life. At the same time you see that God Himself was ready all along to place Himself in you, re-create you and make you the most incredible creation, fit for the King forever!
After the new-birth, baptism in water and in the Spirit, the believer is now empowered to take up his own cross and deny himself. The Spirit of God in you will always lead you towards the kingdom of God and the goodness of heaven. Angles are your friends and helpers.
So, self leads you into the world with the help of demons, and the crucified self leads you towards heaven with the help of angels. Both have fruits that are evident.
If you really have encountered the living God in salvation and are building your life under His leadership, you will soon become filled with desire and a deep yearning to be holy, clean, right with God in heart and doctrine. You will soon become filled with a fire that will consume the rubbish in your life, purify you and fill you with this strange new delightful fruitfulness. You will be filled with a desire to be with our Lord.
When our Lord is at work the battle becomes easier. Our thoughts become filled with His thoughts. They become a clean sanctuary, while the scum of the world gets worse and worse all around us.
Repentance leads to a clean sin-slate. Draw near to the Lord. Tell Him your deepest fears, desires and wishes. Tell Him you are now embracing Him as never before and never to let go. Separate yourself from those who pull you back.
Repentance is a humbling thing. It means you were wrong or did wrong. It is the great “I’m sorry” and now I’m going in a new direction. It is the way to peace with God and personal stability.
The lack of a walk of repentance means that you think you are fine. You think you are perfect. – You big fool!
The force of two raptures:
You will go forcibly in one of two raptures. You will be snatched by force out of the hands of the devil’s world or you will be sent by force to hell.
In both of these raptures, supernatural force will be evident. You will not be able to resist either. Of course believers won’t want to resist the force of their rapture, but unbelievers at the Second Coming will wish they could resist the force that will clean this earth of all unbelievers and their evil.
All unbelievers are eternally trapped in their sins. They have rejected the cross of Calvary, the one and only, magnificent, cruel sin-removing instrument ever. They can try to be good, but even their good is bad. It is unacceptable to God.
Do you recall, that way back in the Garden, Satan said to Adam, “If you do things my way, you will be as God knowing both good and evil.” Did that work? Of course it didn’t. That is the origin of humanism.
These two raptures will result in eternal judgement. One will be for reward and the other for horrific punishment. God will not judge you fairly. It will be fair from His point of view and not the way you think you should be judged. There will be no democratic vote.
It never ceases to amaze me how many people think they are fine because they are more good than bad. It never ceases to amaze me that most people think there is salvation outside of the cross.
Let’s have a look now at a few typical people in the church and their fruits:
Please meet the people:
Nicky Nikolaitan: Poor Nicky! He wants to control everyone. He elevates himself above others in his dress and appearance, thinking that this is the way to respect and the way to God’s favour. Jessie Jezebel is the wife of many ministers in the church. Jessie is a controller. She wants to put out the light of the Spirit. She wants to kill the work of God in her husband. She wants to destroy God’s kingdom. She is a fraud and is seated comfortably in many churches.
Lizzy Lezzie is a growing “force”. She is filled with extreme lust. In fact she has been given over to spirits of lust. She hates the word of God. Her friend Freddie Fagot, just like Lizzie, has been given over to powerful demon forces of lust. He doesn’t know where to draw the line. He gets so frustrated with life and tries to repent, but finds no place for it. He is a suicide candidate.
Gary Godly is a true saint! He has followed the Lord for many years. The world thinks he is boring. But he is a superstar in God’s book. In fact God will use Gary as a foundation in his eternal temple. Bernie Burntout was really going for it. He went overboard on everything. But because he didn’t work on his roots, he burnt-out and backslid. Now he is a worldly wise, desperately unhappy individual. Remember though that God loves the backslider. He will come back.
Winnie Witch is a popular girl. No one knows she is a witch. Her friends just think she is a great fortune teller and spiritualist. She resents judgment on anything or discipline and correction. She loves to rule the roost and dominate. She is sitting in every church.
Harry Holy is one of God’s favourites. He is unseen at the moment. No one knows much about him because he is simply waiting in the wings. His time is almost here. God will use him mightily.
We could talk of some of the others in the church, but because of space we’ll just name them. They are: Flossie Fleshly, Susan Stupid, Carol Careless, Beryl Bitch, Wally Wantmore, Woody Works, Debbie Demon and Les Legal.
I’m sure you recognise at least some these people in the church. The amazing thing is that the power of the resurrection can and does transform all types into believers who are just right. And then there are many who never change!
You have been called to transformation. You have been called to go through a metamorphosis just like a beautiful butterfly that starts off as a worm. Everyone’s calling is different, but everyone’s calling has certain aspects that are just the same, and metamorphosis is one of them.
Some Christians will never be transformed. They are too deeply set in their ways. Others can’t because they have already been handed over to delusions and given up to exchange the truth for a lie.” (Romans 1:24-26)
How can you repent when you believe you are right and God is wrong? How can you repent when both Satan and God have blinded and deluded you? (2 Corinthians 2:11, 2 Corinthians 4:4)
We are on the verge of an outpouring of evil and sin like never before. But shortly afterwards there will be a release of holiness and purity in the Millennium like never before. Are you right with our Lord? Are you right with His word? Or are you right with the word of the world and the intensifying evil and sin?
I know someone who has been saved since the 1970’s and she supports the LGBT agenda! Obviously it’s not even sin to her! To get her on the path of repentance she must first know that it is sin. Only then can you start the walk of repentance. How can you repent over something you think is a basic human right and is just fine?
The world’s agenda, group speak, package of morality, virtues and values is nothing but the manifestation of Satan today. A lack of restraint in behaviour does not produce joy and peace but stress, judgement and destruction.
May I inform you that our Lord has never been wrong on anything – ever! His 100% perfection and all the fruits of it are all available to you. Don’t reject Him and His fruits.
Today we are in a world characterised by the casting down of the word of God (Isaiah 54:19). The truth of God has been exchanged for a lie, as self seekers reject God’s absolutes. The council of the evil, ungodly, the scoffers, sceptics and scorners is being exalted.
Wrath is coming soon to this world as a result. Many will fall in repentance. In fact the good news is that many are falling in repentance right now before the wrath even comes thundering in.
Do yourself the biggest favour you ever could – reject the wilful king and His word and delight yourself in the word of the living God.
I took this picture of this spectacular enormous 3000-year old Baobab tree named the Sagole giant after a torturous 4x4 drive to get there. It has a circumference of 40 metres!
If you want to see some more pictures of these incredible trees click HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 277: September 16th 2015
I’ve never understood so-called Bible scholars resisting doctrines that are so clearly revealed in the scriptures. If you haven’t discovered it yet, this subject of dispensations is highly controversial and is repeatedly rejected by many.
Some of the dispensation critics are genuinely miss-informed, but many are deceived.
You see, Satan hates the powerful truths of God. He always attacks doctrines that are central to his downfall. He always tries to confuse what God has made clear. That in itself should give you a clue. The doctrines that are controversial and repeatedly attacked are in most cases those that are vitally important, liberating and of God.
There are essentially seven dispensations of time in which God operated differently with man. For the purposes of this edition, I want to look at the major characteristics of the dispensation of law, or the Old Covenant and the New Covenant or church age / dispensation.
We must understand that God does not change, but that He most certainly does change the way He deals with mankind at various times.
We are sitting right now at a major dispensation change which will affect every person and every aspect of life on the earth.
It is very important to know and understand the major differences, because they have extremely dramatic, monumental consequences.
If you are truly born-again of the Spirit of God, you will understand why you will not be on this earth in the new dispensation about to begin.
Without a correct understanding of dispensations and the big differences, you will not understand why there can only be a pre-tribulation rapture. You are about to see something amazing too. Read on!
Before we get going, we must have a look at dispensations from a pure biblical point of view.
The word “dispensation” in the original text is the word “oikonomia” meaning management or divisions of an economy. It is also referred to as the dividing and management of time periods, different from one another.
There are seven dispensations fitting into three major ones. These are the Patriarchal, the Mosaic and Christian (grace). The image below shows all the dispensation, but includes an eighth, which is the Millennium.
Here now are some of the verses describing what a dispensation is:
Hebrews 1:1-2 “God, who at various times (dispensations) and in different ways spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days (dispensation) spoken to us by His Son...”
Note in the verse above, the change in the way God speaks in the Old and New Covenants.
Ephesians 3:2-5 “He made known to me the mystery...which in other ages (dispensations) was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets.”
Note in the verse above that the revealing of the mystery (church age) is by the Spirit to New Covenant believers.
Colossians 1:25-27 “...I became a minister of God to fulfil the mystery (dispensation) which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints...this mystery which is Messiah in you the hope of glory.”
Note in the verse above that the major difference between the Old and New Covenants is the indwelling Messiah.
Ephesians 1:10 “In the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Messiah, both which are in heaven and on the earth – in Him.”
The verse above speaks of the dispensation of the Millennium.
The church age:
Pentecost began the dispensation known as grace or the church age. This marked a dramatic change in the way God deals with His own people.
At Pentecost the law was “transferred” from stone to our hearts. This means that in the church age or dispensation, we do not need external laws carved in stone to guide us, because we have the Law of the Spirit of God in our hearts to guide and lead us.
It is absolutely inconceivable that the church be part of the final seven-year tribulation, simply because of the numerous major differences between them. The current church dispensation ends with the removal of the church and the release of untold evil led and inspired by Satan himself operating through the antichrist.
Interestingly, when the law was first given it was accompanied by a trumpet blast which in fact was the voice of God Himself. (Exodus 19:19) Do you see the significance of that? The post tribulation rapture crowd always say that the last trumpet of Revelation is the same rapture trumpet of 1 Corinthians 15:51! Now we see that this latter trumpet may in fact be the voice of God Himself.
The church age ends as the final seven-years of the Old Covenant dispensation comes into action.
This dispensation began dramatically and will end the same way, marked by the wrath of God, the wrath of Satan, the wrath of man and the wrath of nature all running together throughout the seven year period, with the last section being the worst.
What if there are no dispensations?
If there were no dispensations as many claim, the Bible would be a nightmare of contradictions. It would be a minefield and a paradise for atheists!
There are many things that apply to one dispensation and not others. There are some things that apply to all, but remove dispensations and you have a big mess.
For example, if there were no dispensations, we would all be under the law. We would all be under the demonstrative severe judgements of God.
The expectation of the church has never been wrath and judgement. It has always been grace, reward and glory. We await being received up in glory and called up on high.
Philippians 3:20-21 “Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, Yeshua Messiah, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able to subdue all things to Himself.”
2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to be present yourselves approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Understanding Daniel’s seventy weeks:
In Daniel chapter nine, he delivers a spectacular prophecy outlining the course of time right up to the end. This is the skeleton of all Bible prophecy. I have simplified the main points into a diagram for you benefit.
Daniel speaks of seventy weeks. The original word used simply means a “seven”. So it could be a seven of days, months or years. The context here is clearly referring to sevens of years.
In the diagram below note the thick black bar on the left and the shorter one on the right. These represent the seventy weeks of years. (490).This prophecy comes to an end with a number of things being accomplished, which have not yet occurred. This includes: The finishing and end of sin and transgression, the bringing in of everlasting righteousness, and the anointing of the Most Holy and a few other things.
The prophecy is essentially divided into two sections. One is sixty nine weeks of years and the other is the final seven-year period also called the tribulation.
There simply has to be a gap between the sixty nine and seventieth week, because the events of the seventieth week have not occurred yet. If all seventy weeks were continuous they would have ended long ago with everything being accomplished, which is not the case yet.
The main point is to note that the seventieth week, the tribulation period, is part of the sixty nine, simply with a gap in between. Those two thick black bars in the diagram are part of each other.
Interestingly, the characteristics of the sixty nine weeks (Old Covenant) are similar to those of the seventieth week. They are not at similar to the gap period or church age, because we have two different dispensations here working completely differently.
Some major characteristics of the two dispensations:
1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are the temple of the God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”
1 Corinthians 6:19 “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, who you have from God and that you are not your own.”
2 Corinthians 6:16 “What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As He said: I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Galatians 5:18 “If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”
The verses above are unique to the New Covenant dispensation. They show very clearly that God now indwells our spirits, effectively making us His temples. This was not the case in the Old Covenant or in the tribulation.
At Pentecost, the Spirit of God came to live in our hearts through the new-birth. There was a different, limited operation of the Spirit in Old Covenant times. This is a major difference and applies only to the church age and true believers.
The seven-year tribulation period will be similar to the Old Covenant days. There will not be a new-birth experience where these verses above will apply. People will get saved, but the essence of that salvation will be different.
In Old Covenant times the judgement of God was severe and demonstrative. Huge events like plagues, fire coming down from the sky and many such things occurred. We do not have now. Yes there are upheavals today, but these are all natural events.
Today God’s dealings with us are essentially internal through His indwelling Spirit in our hearts.
God does not pour His severe, demonstrative judgement out now in the church age like He did before. There is a very good reason for that, which you will see shortly.
So now we are in the dispensation of grace. We are in the time period known as the long-suffering of God. We are in a unique time in which God Himself takes up residence in the hearts of all true believers by His Spirit.
We are in a time period now where Satan is being restrained. Yes there are terrible things on the go, but wait until the restrainer is removed!!
Satan can only be released to indwell the fateful antichrist, once the church indwelt by the Holy Spirit is removed. That is what happens at the rapture.
God cannot and will not pour His judgements out upon Himself:
Please read that headline again. This is the amazing thing I was referring to earlier. This is the central issue of this edition. This is incredible, astounding news! You may be saying that the meaning of that headline is obvious isn’t it? Read on my friends!
Shall I tell you what the big difference is between the Old Covenant and the New? The huge difference is that in the Old, the Spirit of God did not indwell people as in the New Covenant after the new-birth. In fact there was no new-birth as such in the Old.
This is why God’s judgments were so enormous, severe and widespread and fell on so many people. In this present dispensation, God dwells in us.
Now then, how can God bring the same sort of Old Covenant judgements on the world today? God can’t and won’t pour His wrath and judgement out upon Himself dwelling in true believers! Have you ever thought of that? What a wonderful thought and reality! Do you see how far-reaching it is?
It is absolutely vital and of major importance to note what the new-birth is and how it differs from salvation in other dispensations. The term “born-again” is succinct. At the new-birth there is a “birth” that takes place inside our hearts. The Spirit of God takes up residence in our hearts immediately. We become the “temple of the Spirit of God” the moment we are born-again.
If we are the temples of the Holy Spirit, we have God living in us. How can God destroy these temples and Himself?
The church indwelt by the Spirit of God is His body on this earth! God can’t pour His wrath out upon Himself!
Do you see why the true church indwelt by the Holy Spirit has to be removed before the judgements of God fall upon the world in the tribulation period?
Do you see why dispensations make all the difference?
The “restrainer” in the Bible is none other than the true church indwelt by the Holy Spirit. (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7)
We as the “restainer” of evil and of the antichrist from being revealed, prevent the “gates of hell from prevailing”. (Matthew 16:17-18). The second this restrainer is removed the gates of hell will advance and end up taking over the world in seven years. Do you really think that God Himself will allow Himself to be run over and destroyed by Satan working through the antichrist?
Only with the Holy Spirit’s operations within the true church removed, can God freely pour His severe wrath out.
Do you see the powerful link-up between the Holy Spirit and the biblical restrainer?
The coming dispensation change:
We are about to see a major dispensation change. I use the word “major” in its truest sense. As the tribulation period begins, the antichrist indwelt by Satan is revealed, released and the drama begins.
This dispensation of the tribulation period is the completion of the Old Covenant, which has been on hold for almost 2000 years. (See diagram above.)
The church age began at Pentecost in a moment in the Upper Room. It will end in a twinkling of an eye! As the restrainer is removed, the antichrist is revealed.
The antichrist indwelt by Satan can’t coexist with the true church indwelt by the Spirit of God. We have the authority to restrict and hinder the works of the devil. In the tribulation there is no restraint or hindrance of evil.
For God’s wrath and Satan’s wrath to begin the church must be removed.
The characteristics of the final seven years:
Jeremiah 30:5-7 “We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear and not of peace...alas for that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.”
Please understand that the name Jacob is not used to describe the church once. That is zero times. It’s usage to describe Israel and the Jewish people is consistent throughout the Bible 100% of the time. Plain simple interpretive logic dictates that Jacob refers to the Jews and not the church.
The verse above speaking of the time of Jacob’s trouble (which is the tribulation period) means simply that this is a time where the Jews are in focus and not the church! You can’t make the church fit in there! The seven-year tribulation period is unique in that the Jews are the subject of the dealings of God.
Jeremiah 30:11 “For I am with you says the Lord, to save you; though I make a full end of the nations where I have scattered you (Israel) yet I will not make a complete end of you. But I will correct you in justice, and will not let you go altogether unpunished.”
Here, in the verse above, we again see Israel being the focus and not the church.
There are many verses describing God’s severe dealings upon the unsaved world in this seven-year tribulation as well. The only “believers” being killed in the tribulation are those who were saved in the tribulation period and not the church.
“He reserves His wrath for His enemies” (Nahum 1:2). God does not pour His judgement out upon His own and especially not upon His own who have God Himself living in them.
Only as we fully understand these incredible dispensations, can we see where and upon whom God’s judgement falls. It is only in this light that we can understand the absolute necessity for a pre-tribulation rapture.
I heard someone the other day say that the tribulation period won’t be so bad. He is wrong ,wrong, wrong. He doesn’t know his Bible.
The Bible says it will be a “time like never was nor ever shall be again!” It will be the worst times the world has ever seen.
Critics of dispensations:
The major critics of dispensation are those under the law, lurking in dark corners, waiting to jump out on unsuspecting, gullible believers to bring them under the law as well.
Those who deny the rapture, saying things like “the word rapture is not in the Bible” are also generally dispensation deniers.
Those who deny dispensations are normally very proud and arrogant people because dispensations are clearly all over the Bible and these people are blinded by their pride.
Those who deny dispensations must and do deny major portions of the Bible including the verses that speak directly of dispensations.
Dispensation deniers, like rapture deniers are often hostile people.
Some of the arguments presented by the post-tribulation rapture crowd are reasonable at face value, but when you dig a bit deeper, the answers are there, but I have never found or heard even one argument from a dispensation denier that has even the slightest validity.
1 John 4:4 “He who is in you (Messiah) is greater than he (antichrist) who is in the world.”
God has restricted and limited Himself in His own word to operate within the bounds of dispensations. It is good to know the differences and how they work; otherwise rightly dividing the word of truth is all a big mess.
I took this picture sitting at a waterhole in amazing Etosha, Namibia. This is one of the biggest (22,000 kms2) and most certainly the most beautiful game reserves in the world.
If you would like to see more pictures of this amazing place, click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!