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Isaiah 52:8 “Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord brings back Zion.”
These “watchmen” are a treasure in these days. They are not blind wolf-criers like so many and we may not agree on every little detail, but these men of God have an important message. I do not sanction the other videos in the YouTube sidebars or the comments. Click the links to go there. As you desire you can subscribe to their ministries and you will be notified of new material.
King of Kings is a wonderful congregation in Jerusalem, with a powerful role in these days! Here is a recent sermon by pastor Wayne Hilsden.
JD Farag is an Arab Palestinian pastor of a wonderful church in Hawaii. Here is the13th April Prophecy Update.
Scott Clarke: Here is his latest prophecy update dealing with the two-state solution and the peace treaty. Eternalrhythmflow. Here is Scott's latest video teaching, which includes references to this ministry. Click Here. Here is a video clip relating to Scott's new website: Click here.
Alan Horvath: Here is an excellent video teaching on what it means to "Watch" for the Lord. I will soon be doing an edition on this, so it ties in well. Be sure to watch till the end when Alan closes in song. Click Here.
Jonathan Cahn at the 2014 Prophecy Conference. Here
●Last time I did say I had some shocking material to share about the Catholics. This was all to come about during the visit to Israel of Francis. At the moment it looks as though the trip will not take place. If it does go ahead as they have planned, I will share it all.
●Easter: At this time of the year I usually bring some of these facts to your attention. Understand that the Catholics with the intention of keeping the Jews from the church brought Easter into the church. Easter (Ishtar) is the Babylonian goddess of sex. She is always represented in the nude with rabbits and eggs – being symbols of fertility. The Catholics made sure that the Easter never falls on Passover – ever, for the reason mentioned above. The tragedy of our day is that so many ministers of the gospel still promote the sex goddess in conjunction with the cross of our Lord. How successful the Catholics have been in separating Easter from Passover, even Christian ministers don’t know the difference between the devil and God.
●Blood moons update: Again, just for the record, I do not believe that we can apply the “blood moons” of the books of Joel and the Olivet discourse in the gospels to events now. Those “blood moons” are accompanied with many other events in the sun and starts. Besides, they occur in the tribulation period. But we have the more general signs in the sky in Genesis. I would see the blood moon tetrads as part of these signs. The blood moon tetrads are seen as harbingers of big world events anyway. So I am not debunking the blood moons, just one way that they are used. I would be very surprised; in fact shocked if this blood moon tetrad is not accompanied with major, dramatic world events within a close time.
●WW111:We are on the brink of war breaking out in Ukraine. This will involve Russia, NATO and the US. If the present war drums develop into an all out war, it could very well become the great world war of Ezekiel 38 and 39. Israel is currently not in this picture, but if this war is it, we will see the nations of Gog and Magog being drawn into conflict with Israel with “hooks in their jaws” .
Edition 203. April 16th 2014
Living diamonds in the sky:
Living diamonds in the sky:
Zechariah 9:16-17 “The Lord their God will save them in that day, as the flock of His people. For they shall be like the jewels of a crown, lifted like a banner over the land.”
Flying through the sky with the greatest of ease is a powerful vision! Everything relating to our eternal future is wonderful, magnificent and glorious, but few people realise that there is a price to pay and even fewer are prepared to pay the price now.
In this edition we will look at some interesting facts about life, diamonds and the sky. Before you think you know it all, please read the edition! Most people have no idea about these things!
We are all alive (hopefully), but few people know what life is and how God divides it up. It’s absolutely vital to understand this.
God divides our lives into three areas. These are spiritual life, physical bodily life and soulish, or mental life. The Bible reveals big differences that we dare not mix up. The way to real victory is to divide and apply these just the way God does.
Spiritual life: Original word = Zoe. This is the essence of who we are after the new birth. This is our wall to wall God-created new life.
Physical life: Original word = Bios. This is our biological, physical life that we are born with. It is the area of life here and now, and gets old, smelly, creaky and will die if the Lord doesn’t come first. Our ‘bios’ will be instantly changed in a twinkling of an eye into an eternal, incorruptible, perfect, ageless, supernatural state at the rapture.
Soul life: Original word = Psuche. This is our psychological, mental life. It is the dwelling of our memory, consciousness, character and personality, and all such things. We must work to renew this area of life according to God’s word. This area also lives forever, but will be renewed and become incorruptible at the resurrection of our bodies.
We mustn’t mix up the verses that apply to each area as many do.
Now, we must add to these definitions the difference between positional and temporal truth.
Positional truth relates to our position in Messiah. All the “in Him” verses relate to our position in Him. For example; “We are more than conquerors in Him” Positional truth has all been done for us supernaturally as a free gift and is works-free.
Temporal truth relates to our situation here on earth and relates to the body and soul. This is what we must do! These appear to contradict the verses of positional truth. They don’t, they just apply to a different area of life.
You can’t mix these up. Both temporal and positional are needed, rightly divided for a balanced Christian life.
Have a look at the table below. The verses in the first column are positional truth, while the verses in the second column are temporal truth. Do you see the big difference?
I've come that you’ll have abundant life
If you find your life you'll lose it.
I'm alive with Christ.
I die daily
We are new creatures in Messiah
Hate your life in the world.
Greater is He that is in me.
In me dwells no good thing.
I am strong in the Lord
Death works in me.
God so loved the world.
Love not the world.
I can do all things through Messiah
You can of your own selves do nothing
We are seated in heavenly places
Take up your cross daily.
We are joint heirs of all things in Him
Count all things as loss (dung)
We are more than conquerors in Him
O wretched man that I am
I am strong in the Lord
I must decrease
There are thousands more. I’ve just selected a few to give you the general idea. Now that you know the difference you will be able to apply scripture to the right areas of life more accurately.
If you get these all mixed up, your Christian life will be all mixed up. This is why there is such an overbalance with many of the prosperity teachers.
If you take all the positional truth verses and try to apply them to your financial prosperity, you will get it all wrong. Besides, those that do just that ignore the temporal truth verses and end up as un-crucified people trying to get rich quickly because they think the Bible tells them so.
So, as we see the differences in the Bible relating to the different areas of our lives, we will be much more successful in applying scripture in the right areas.
Quite simply, one area of our lives needs to be denied, go to the cross, and die daily, while the other area is gloriously triumphant, full of majesty and the life of Messiah now.
Do you want a powerful Christian life now and forever? Do it His way.
1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.”
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.”
Note in these two powerful verses above that His power comes as we apply the cross to our lives. We need and use His power to apply the temporal truth verses successfully.
The word “diamond” comes from the ancient Greek and means “unalterable, unbreakable.”
My grandfather worked for the world’s biggest diamond company – De Beers. The company also produced the world’s most successful advertising slogan – “Diamonds are forever.”
Diamonds are ugly. They are dirty, messy stones. They have all been formed under great pressure and great heat in the darkness of the earth for billions of years. Diamonds are formed 140 to 190 kilometres underground and are forced to the surface in volcanic activity over the ages. The composition of a diamond is carbon mixed with certain minerals. The diamond actually grows under pressure and heat.
These ugly stones formed in fiery heat and pressure over much time, only reveal their value and beauty after being cut and polished. Every single facet must be cut and polished with no gaps.
For true believers, the diamond is full of typology. Some is painful, but the result is always glorious. We as children of the living God are exposed to much darkness, pressure and hostility created by the devil in our lives and around about us in the world system.
The fires of the devil’s wrath against us are always present, but so is the purifying fire of God’s word through His Spirit. We use both to bring us to perfection.
As believers we accept the finished work of the cross of Messiah and all His pain, suffering, pressure and heartache. At salvation we are new, but ugly diamonds in the rough!
As we apply the cross to our own lives, this deep pressure, heat and pain transforms us like a diamond being cut. But the huge potential is still not fully seen. One final cutting and polishing and the astounding eternal beauty is revealed for all to see forever.
My friends you have the choice to become a diamond of great price and eternal value, or to remain ugly,uncut and dirty, looking like all the other stones on the ground.
Malachi 3:16-17 “Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name. They shall be Mine says the Lord of hosts, on the day that I make them jewels of My own possession and I spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”
Diamonds are indestructible. After the work of the cross and the master craftsman of the universe in our lives, our eternal state is indestructible, incorruptible and forever pure, flawless and holy. Our eternal reward-state is forever set as a jewel in the eternal, universal crown of God’s glory.
Just read that verse above again. God has a special “book of remembrance”. This is not the Lamb’s book of life. It is a special book for His special treasure – the ones who chose the “fear of the Lord” and worked hard on their salvation. These are the ones who “work their salvation out” from the inside to the outside under the leading of our Lord. This is not those who try to be good and follow external laws and rules in their own strength.
My school teachers often used to accuse me of living with my head in the clouds. They were right. I’ve always been a dreamer, never content with the ordinary. I’ve always had an insatiable interest in what’s on the other side of the horizon. In my youth I spent much time in the mountains, flying planes, skydiving and other things that expanded my horizons.
My friends, God is about to expand all of our horizons! I can’t wait!
The sky is full of mystery because it is so big and full of so much and so many unknown things. But as we enter eternity, we will “know all things” and we will be changed into supernatural beings that will be able to transcend time and space.
God does not create junk. He does not create anything without a purpose or function. The entirety of space and time will be our future domain. It will all be full of our Lord’s presence, purpose and plan.
Far from being nothing, the sky will be full of God’s love. It will be warm, pure, holy and true. It will contain indestructible, incorruptible vessels of glory. The sky will be full of the presence of God, His angels, incredible, unimaginable creatures and His family.
Before we get to the sky, our eternal state will be decided by what we did right here on this earth.
Calling and judgement
You are born for your call. Calling is linked to purpose. Those who have stolen their lives for themselves are without purpose. We are called for God’s own purpose and we must judge and analyse ourselves to see if we are in that faith.
God will judge you and me according to His word and His calling. We will be judged according to what He called us for and what we did with that call. His eye sees everything. Nothing escapes His gaze.
Ezekiel 8:18 “I will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.” The previous verses deal with abominations in the temple which the children of Israel had brought in.
Most people believe that if there is a future judgement, the judge is some gentle Lamb called Jesus, meek and mild waiting to pour out rewards with many pats on the back. They have this Santa Clause, sickly sweet, Jesus-my-sponsor sort of idea and attitude. They think that because they were more good than bad in their lives that they will be fine and get lots of toys.
As believers we have the incredible privilege of judging ourselves now, “so that we will be not judged.” But the love of the Lion will still judge us to see if we judged ourselves rightly. He will assess our works done in response to His call.
The love of the Lion will judge true believers for reward. The severity of the same Lion will judge unbelievers to hell. It really is a case of the love of the Lion or the wrath of the Lion! You will encounter one or the other.
The sway, power and influence of the devil in the world system, working through the media is very powerful, but doomed. It’s all about to come to a terrible end. Unfortunately half the world has unwittingly sold their soul to the ways of modern man, and they think they’re okay.
The politically correct morons of the media will bow their knee to the one whose name they continually blaspheme. They rejected our Lord, but he will not reject them. He will supernaturally bring them before Himself, against their will, violating their human rights and judge them to hell.
The truth of the matter is that the judge is now the Lion of the tribe of Judah and He will judge according to His word and not yours or mine.
I’ve said many times and will continue to say that we will not be rewarded for being general nice people, or for what we thought was right or wrong. We will be rewarded only for our response to God’s word, call and the things we did for His eternal kingdom.
We will not be rewarded for a glass of cold water given. We will be rewarded for “a glass of cold water given in His name!” Big difference!
We will be rewarded for how radical and drastic we were in judging ourselves. Did you take God’s word and let it burn into the very core of who you are?
Isaiah 61:3 “The Lord gives beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planning of the Lord that He might be glorified.”
The Bible reveals in numerous prophecies as we approach the end days, that many believers will grow cold. Many will become lukewarm. The faith of many will be rocked and they will fall away. Many will face end time pressures and be swept away by them. They will not stand in the storms.
The same pressures and storms will hit others and they will be refined, made pure, grow stronger in faith and stand securely. Which will you be?
What you must do:
●Don‘t turn from God’s ways in the coming storms.
●Rightly divide and apply the correct Bible verses to the correct areas of your life and do it well.
●If you are going the right way, there will be an inner joy and rest in your life. The Spirit in you will bear witness that you are on the right track.
●You will not hear this sort of message in the great majority of churches today. It is not their style. They want you to be rich and happy in the world so that you can fill their pews and give the leaders money so that they can live lives of excess and disgusting luxury at your expense.
●Don‘t be concerned or worried that you don’t fit in with the mega-majority!
●Watch always for the coming of our great King and Saviour!
Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not My word like a fire, says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces.”
Jeremiah 5:14 “Behold I will make My words fire in your mouth.”
Psalm 104:4 “He makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.”
Hebrews 12:29 “For our God is a consuming fire.”
I took this picture high in the Drakensberg from a chopper. You can see another one of our choppers on the mountain top to the right. That gives some perspective! I love the mountains, because they’re always there, giving an idea of security and eternity.
Psalm 95:4 “In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also.”
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 202. April 9th 2014
What does it mean to be ready?
What does it mean to be ready?
Revelation 19:7-8 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. To her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
I’ve dealt with this subject many times, but in this edition I want to focus specifically on the occult and its devastating effects on believers.
Time is short my friends. This edition is to help you move closer and faster into the will and purpose of our Great King and Lord. I hope it sets your heart on fire for our God with greater passion.
Many people battle to move forward with our Lord, because their source is the Bible. The Bible says of itself “The letter kills, the Spirit gives life.” Trying to grow in maturity with “inert?” food is a problem, yet it’s the story of all those outside of the fullness of the Spirit.
You can choose to be led by your own intellect and knowledge or by the Spirit. One way produces a mixture of worldliness and Godliness, the other is the way to real success with and in God.
God has made the” wisdom of the world foolishness with Him”. Today the church is content with foolishness and a life full of worldliness, which the Bible describes as “Cow Dung”, compared to the “excellence of the knowledge of Him.”
So dead letter, the foolishness which is the world’s wisdom (a heap of cow dung) is the source of life for many Christians. It’s all polluted!
What is the measure of success? What is true spirituality and pseudo-spirituality?
It was Derek Prince who defined the fear of the Lord. He said, “It means to fear Him”! Because there is no fear of God in the church it has become a mess. The fear of God causes humility, restraint, respect and leads to obedience.
If you have no fear of God you will develop a fear of the devil. You will reverence, respect and honour his ways because it’s too awkward to stand out from Satan’s new age values.
I really feel sorry for the youth of today. The tragedy of children brought up with the virtues, values and principles of the world is that they are so, so far from God’s ways. Most of the church today is in a crisis but is unaware of it because they compare themselves among themselves and with the world.
Godly authority is gone for them and human-based power is all that remains. There is a very big difference. Many churches today operate in the power and energy of the flesh rather than the Spirit. They haven’t even noticed that the Spirit has moved out!
No dying for me:
Our Lord does not expect you to be good and holy in your own effort. He expects you to die! The great majority of Christians today will never be free, holy and right with God, because they don’t see the need to die. They think, “Jesus died for me, no dying for me”. They think that they are too special – because that’s what the faith preacher told them.
The reason why many believers will never be free is because they can’t see that criminals get executed. They think they are worthy and therefore reluctant to go the way of the cross.
The body of Messiah is not those who proclaim to be believers. The body is where the cross has done and is doing its deadly work and the authority of the living God is present.
Neither the world nor the counterfeit church will ever produce one true Christian.
Matthew 5:30 “If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is more profitable for you that one of your members perishes, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”
This is not talking about literally cutting your hand off; it is talking about being severe on yourself in dealing with sin.
If you are graduating from university on a particular day, you know it’s coming, and you get yourself ready before leaving for the ceremony. You walk in, ready, but you don’t know the exact time the ceremony will start. But you got ready ahead of time.
In numerous passages the Bible commands us to “watch”, “pray” and “be ready” in relation to the coming of our Lord.
There is so much being fulfilled on the prophetic stage right now. We may have a few months left or a few years at the utmost. It is time to get ready!
The infiltration of the world:
Psalm 119:53 “Horror has taken hold of me because of the wicked, who forsake your law (word).”
Are you horrified at the wickedness of the world?
The world system has infiltrated the church at a staggering rate in recent years and it’s getting far worse quickly. Few people have any idea! They are drifting blindly with the flow of the world.
We need to identify the wiles of the god of this world – Satan.
What follows is an analysis which I hope will shock you.
Friedrich Nietzsche 1875: Founded existentialism and the philosophy that there are no absolutes in life and no right or wrong. To further his beliefs he came up with the “God is dead” theory and that people are firstly world-citizens belonging to the world and not individual nations. He campaigned against morality and had a vicious hatred of Christianity. Interestingly, he died as a result of a severe mental break down caused by syphilis. “The madness letters” were his last deranged writings. Philosophers, psychologists and other godless types hold him in high regard. He was truly an individual in the spirit of antichrist as were Freud, Darwin and Marx.
His deranged satanic philosophy is deeply ingrained in New World Order thinking and in fact very deeply rooted in most people today. Oh, you think that’s an exaggeration do you? Today even conservative people believe homosexuality is okay. Most believe living together is okay. Most believe most things that God is against are okay.
We will be judged on God’s basis - not the world, or the lukewarm church, or the opinions of modern man! Today what’s right and wrong is up to the individual and human rights take precedence over God’s rights! Obama and Cameron have even legislated it so!
There is a subtle move today to portray all that stems from the occult as the door to freedom and liberation. I used to think that it is the gullible who are always susceptible to these occult influences. Now I think that AND it is the highly educated, sophisticated and civilised who are as easily and equally possessed.
The neo-Gnostic agenda of the new age is not new at all. It began in the Garden of Eden.
The world began in a perfect earth and rebellion occurred. Do you know that the same thing occurs at end of Millennium? After a thousand years of perfect environment there will still be a whole bunch of people who will rebel and choose Satan’s word.
Today people believe that if society can be perfected, man can be perfect and a perfect world of peace will arise.
People at end of the Millennium will come against our Lord because in the Millennium He will rule with a rod of iron. People don’t like that; they believe that they have the brains to run their own lives and create a perfect world.
Please understand this well. Satan invented and perpetrated humanism in the Garden; man fell for it. At the end of the Millennium we see the same thing again. And right now we have almost the whole world blinded and charging down the same road.
Beware, the further you go from the standard which is God’s, the further you have to go in repentance to return. Some will never make it because their journey away from God’s truth has been so far. Remember that when you or the world as a whole remove God’s virtues and values you are not left in a vacuum. All manner of demonic spirits led by the chief evil spirit and counterfeiter, the angel of light, Satan comes right in and moves a lot more than the furniture around in your life.
My friends, neither you nor I have the brains to run our own lives ourselves. We were designed that way!
2 Timothy 3:1-2 “Know this, that in the last days, perilous times shall come. For men will be lovers of their own selves”. True Godly character is seen in one who denies the power of self in his life.
1 Corinthians 1:18 “The message of the cross is foolishness to them who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
The New World Order is here:
World government is still coming, but its inner workings are here already in the hearts and minds of the whole world.
To achieve world government it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, andreligious dogmas.
Modern entertainment and movies in particular are the most powerful weapons in Satan’s hands. They are powerful means of mass control. Very few people realise that they bow down to the great satanic god of Hollywood when they participate. (By the way, the last movie I went to was in 1980.)
►I strongly advise that you watch the following incredible clip, especially if you have younger children. It’s an hour and a half long. Pause it and come back if you can’t watch it in one session. I do not necessarily sanction the other clips in the sidebars. Click the title: “The New World Order, evil, occult and the fashion industry.”
All these occult things have become open and in your face. They have become not only acceptable but desirable, especially for the youth.
Signs and symbols are surface messages of deepand hidden spirits.
Many believe God exists but not Satan! Sorry you can’t have it that way. Most people believe they are fine with God, when in reality they are fine with Satan.
Perhaps the greatest fraud of Satan is the deception that neither he nor his demons exist.
You can cut God out of your life or cut the devil out of your life, the choice is yours and the consequences eternal. If you cut neither out of your life you will only have one, because God doesn’t dwell with Satan.
Human good is full of sin. Human knowledge is nothing but Gnosticism. If you don’t know it by now – human nature is fallen! You can’t lift it up. You can’t dress it respectably. You can’t make it look and sound good. It must die. The only solution to sinful human good is death – the death of the cross.
“My people perish for a lack of knowledge” does not mean that you must get knowledge. It means that you must get the knowledgeof God.
Does this god rule your life?
The pagan gods of the media have programmed the thought life of most. People unwittingly subscribe to all the writings and presentations of the world. By “writings” of the world, I include visual and audio as well.
The written and audio visual world has a sort-of authority to it. People believe what’s in a book or on the news. People give themselves to this authority in the entertainment world all the time. But the authority is always of the world and its god, Satan, unless it a Godly inspired work.
►Thoth was the Egyptian god of knowledge, good, evil and magic. He was also the god of writing and became known as the “scribe of the gods of the underworld.” Thoth was also the god of the arts. He was also a lunar deity identified with the peopleof the night. He was also a powerful magician causing people to fall under his dominant spell. In Egyptian mythology Thoth was responsible for maintaining the universe.
There is so much more about this evil god. But what we must know is that Thoth is alive and well in the minds and hearts of almost everyone in the media world. Through the media this demon principality is now in most people!
He attempts to maintain the universe under his authority through the entire media world. Mankind under the spell of this demon god, or any other, will ultimately fail miserably in “maintaining the universe.”
Most people are completely blind to the spirit world. They would look at the image above and think, “That’s some ancient irrelevant depiction”. It is more alive than you know! The self same demon spirits are at work today. Your favourite celebrity, author, movie director, or playwright, are all filled with the demons of Thoth!
Hosea 7:8 “Ephraim has mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake unturned (half-baked).”
1 Corinthians 15:33 “Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good morals”.
Proverbs 13:20 “He that walks with wise men shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”
As we prepare for the coming of our Saviour and God, we need to go a lot deeper into all these things, so that we can walk free and clean. When you understand the spiritual roots of all these things you will be much more able to deal with them.
“The axe is laid at the root of the tree,” says the Bible. If you don’t see, know and understand how and why these things are working, you will just be cutting off bad fruit, which will come right back again.
So what’s the big deal about being ready for our Lord?
2 Corinthians 10:12 “For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.”
We must have measures in our lives. We must carefully measure our lives and progress against God’s word, led by His Spirit.
The very first thing we must know is that getting ready involves preparing our lives for the Lord’s coming from the day we are saved. Of course as we “see the day approaching” there are many urgent things to do. We must fine-tune our lives fast!
2 Peter 1:4 “Whereby are given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that by these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
2 Corinthians 10:5 “Cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of our Messiah.”
The way of the counterfeiter:
Luke 21:34-36 “Take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the cares of this life, and that Day come upon you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the earth. Watch therefore and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Compromise (sitting on the fence) will take the pressure off. Satan will not bother you. You must allow our Lord to fully conquer you. Today people tolerate everything and think that they’re not accountable for anything.
The counterfeit way to get ready for our Lord is to try to be good. Or it is to go the way of the Judaisers who say, “now that you’re saved keep the law to become holy.” The counterfeit way is to mix worldliness into your life. Don’t be radical and don’t stand out from the crowd.
The counterfeit way is to follow the crowd and the opinions of man and the local spineless church down the road.
The way of the counterfeit is, “Yes I can.” It is the way of positive motivational confession and belief. It is the way of the prosperity preacher with luxury homes, cars and jets. It is the way that has no cross in it.
Resting in your faith
The way of God’s truth is an impossible way. You can’t do it, no one can. It’s not “yes you can”, it’s “no you can’t.” So give up and die. As you do this God says, “Thank you, now I can empower you with My clean, holy and glorious resurrection life”.
This is the way to rest. It is not the way of works; it is the way of the cross. The day you realise that you can’t live the Christian life is the day of victory. It is the day of deep satisfaction. It is the day your sins lose their power and begin to drop off one by one.
It is the day of rest in God. As you take your hands off your life it is the day of new excitement. Is your Christian life full of excitement?
Only in Messiah, in the work of the cross, do we experience the highest life of freedom, liberty and deep rest in God.
1 Corinthians 15:38-42 “God gives it a body as He pleases...There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies, but the glory of the celestial is one and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars. For one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption and it is raised in incorruption.”
Revelation 21:3 “I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people and God Himself will be with them and be their God.”
● Watch that video clip above!
Getting ready and being ready at this particular point in time involves all these things and much more, but we must know the depths of the occult and it’s infiltration into modern society, the church and the majority of Christians.
We must see things through God’s word and through the eyes of His Spirit in our hearts.
2 Corinthians 2:15“We are to God the fragrance of Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”
1 Peter 2:11 “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.”
Isaiah 57:15 “I dwell in the high and holy place with him who has a contrite and humble spirit...”
I took this picture (and the one above) on one of my numerous excursions deep into the Namib Desert. This is “dead tree pan”. It speaks of the fact that we are dead in and to this world!
Isaiah 40:3 “A voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 201. April 2nd 2014
The ministry of the watchmen:
The ministry of the watchmen:
The ministry office of the watchman is perhaps the most important of the ministry gifts to the Church. The five-fold office gift of the prophet is inextricably linked with the watchman. In many respects they are the same.
Ephesians 4:11 “He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists and some pastors and teachers.”
Firstly the office is a calling from God. You can’t be in the office because you want to or would like to be. You can desire it, but only God can call you into it. And He always does so in His time. He only calls people He has prepared.
The preparation of the watchman:
Ezekiel 3:10 “Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you and hear with your ears.”
Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”
The most important thing is to know your calling. That is the only way to success with God.
Today there are many “amateur” watchmen out there. You can see it in their pride, manipulation and the way they always draw attention to and exalt themselves. They are called into their office by themselves, and the voices in their own heads! They are not God’s watchmen / prophets and are not to be trusted, and their ‘prophecies’ only happen by chance, if at all.
The success of your ministry will be proportionate to your depth of growth and experience with our Lord. It will depend on how “dead” you are to self and how severe you have been on yourself in your desperation to know God. It will also depend on your ability to handle hardship and persecution.
The true watchman will be at peace with God in his own heart. He may make mistakes, and like all people will not be perfect, but holiness and perfection will be the driving forces of his life!
The true prophet does not own his life at all and is in total surrender to the Lordship of Yeshua. This messenger of the cross is a crucified person – dead to self, the world and the demonic. A walking dead person is dangerous to the devil. He can’t be manipulated and influenced by the world around him or its demons.
All of the ministry offices demand that the person should not be a novice. He would have been in preparation for a long time, and that preparation would have been drastic, severe, radical and thorough.
His life would have been crushed by God, and raised to newness of His life on the far side of the cross.
The watchman / prophet must be full of God’s authority.
The authority of the watchman / prophet does not come from knowing the Bible. It is in those who are called, know their Bible and are dead to self, the world and the demonic.
Prophets must be full of the Holy Spirit; they must be obedient to God in holiness and separation from worldliness.
The watchman must know very many things. He must know the recent and current news events. He must know the temperature of the church. He must know spirits and how to discern and identify them.
The true watchman spends his life searching and seeking high and low for what God is saying and doing.
Write the vision:
Once the watchman has been thoroughly prepared by our Lord for many years, and has his life filled with God’s word and he sees things totally God’s way, and he knows and hears God’s calling – he is then ready.
Obviously in these days “writing the vision” includes all the media types.
Habakkuk 2:2-3 “Write the vision and make it plain on the tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed timeBut at the end it will speak and it will not lie; though it tarries, wait for it.”
●In the verses below please note the purpose of the watchman / prophet as seen in these powerful words. Note it well!
Jeremiah 1:9-10 “The Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth and said, Behold I have put My words in your mouth. See I have set you this day over kingdoms and nations to root out, and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and plant.”
Jeremiah 1:16-17 “I will utter My judgements against them concerning all their wickedness, because they have forsaken Me, burned incense to other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands. Therefore prepare yourself and arise, and speak to them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed before their faces, lest I dismay them before you.”
●Note the attack on the watchman / prophet in the verse below:
Jeremiah 18:18 “They said, come let us devise plans against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.”
●Note in the verse below that the false prophets do not cause the people to repent!
Jeremiah 23:21-22 “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. If they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from their evil doings.”
●Note in the verse below that a central purpose of the watchman / prophet is to speak God’s word relating to Israel.
Ezekiel 3:17 “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.”
Isaiah 40:3 “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Ezekiel 37:12 “Prophecy 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.”
●Note in the verse below that the Lord’s prophets are few, while the false prophets abound?
1 Kings 18:21-22 “Elijah said to the people, How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord be God follow Him, but if Baal, then follow him, but the people answered him not a word. Then Elijah said to the people, I alone am left a prophet of the Lord, but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.”
What the watchman is and is not.
The watchman is not one who watches the news and then informs people. That is called a newsman or journalist. In fact the word “journalist” means, “to inform.” This is not a Biblical watchman.
Many so-called watchmen are full of pride.
The true watchman knows all the things in the current news events, but he knows his Bible backwards and knows what is of Biblical importance in the news events, and what is not.
The watchman may also use non or extra-Biblical news, events or items, as the Lord deems fit.
The watchman never cries wolf! (Except of course when he sees the wolf in other watchmen, and behind the pulpit!)
The end of the age is characterised by false doctrine, false teachers, false prophets /watchmen – all dishing out the words of Satan. In the midst of the error is the truth –standing securely as it always has.
The great tension is that the watchman / prophet often sees things that others don’t and long before as well. In many, there is a Godly impatience, which sometimes causes us to jump the gun.
The ministry office of the prophet / watchman is a high and holy calling of God
The central purpose of God through all five ministry gifts, but specifically the prophet / watchman, is to speak on God’s behalf to warn, lead, guide and prepare the way ahead for God to dwell with you and me now and forever.
Intellect is a cheap substitute for God’s wisdom and word.
The tools of the trade:
►Here is a wonderful teaching on “watching” for our Lord by my friend Alan Horvath. Click Here.
The main “tools” and most important by far are the revelatory gifts of the Spirit. These are “Word of knowledge, word of wisdom and discernment of spirits”. These have nothing at all to do with the intellect and are purely supernatural in origin.
The watchman / prophet knows God’s word backwards – he is not a novice by any means. He uses the word of God like a master conductor.
The watchman must chew his food properly and digest it well. If not he may choke and vomit out a whole lot of rubbish. Jeremiah 15:16 “Your words were found and I did eat them.”
The watchman / prophet is always an oddity! He can’t fit in with the world and yet watches the world for others. His life’s motivation is for the love of God and others, but he will never fit in with the norm!
He is God’s own strange alien in this world.
Ezekiel 33:1-7 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, when I bring the sword upon the land and the people of the land...when the watchman sees the sword coming upon the land and if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, then whoever hears the trumpet and does not take warning, his blood shall be upon his own head. He who takes warning will save his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and the people are removed in their iniquity, their blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.”
Beware the false prophet and false watchman:
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed be he who makes the blind to wander out of the way or off the road.”
Colossians 2:8 (Amp) “See to it that no one carries you off or captivates you by so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit, following human traditions, men’s ideas of the material world, following the elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding the teachings of the Messiah.”
The Nicolaitan spirit: They will be known by their titles, luxury living, clothing, cars and possessions.
This doctrine and its deeds are spoken of and condemned by our Lord in Revelation 2:6 and 2:15. The history of this goes way back into the Old Covenant, but we get a powerful idea of what it’s all about just in the name.
“Nikao” = to conquer and “laos” = people. This evil doctrine and practice is all about domination of the people. The Revelation account looks forward to and identifies the establishment of the hierarchical system of Rome in which the clergy are separated above the laity.
The separation of the clergy above the laity is done for the prime reason of controlling the people and keeping them subject to and under the clergy.
This separation is done visually in dress, mannerisms and ways of talking, and in titles. This evil infiltrated into most of the church. It is an evil which is alive and well today. (On a personal level I can’t tell you how many “Nicolaitan” ministers I have engaged in times past. I resent their teaching and reject it and tell them so if given the chance.)
The ministry of the watchman identifies this evil spirit of control and comes against it.
The Jezebel spirit:
See also the most hated edition in this website, edition 67, Jezebel in the church.
Jezebel was an evil, wicked controller. Her aim was to dominate through her prophecies, and her main thing was and is to bring down male leadership, by enticing them into evil. It was God’s powerful prophet Elijah who confronted Jezebel, but he ran away rather than “collide” with her. Eventually he came to his senses and his words and actions led to her being thrown out of a window to her death and her body savaged by dogs.
In the messages to the seven Churches in the Revelation both Jezebel and the Nicolaitans are condemned. Both operate through manipulation, intimidation and domination to produce control!
►You must know that Satan wants us to do his will and his method is control. God want us to do His will with our free will. The difference is as wide as the gulf between heaven and hell!
What comes into the true watchman’s head will be filtered through the Biblical truth in his head before being released. The false watchman will simply spit out whatever is in his dumb mind?
How to spot the manipulator:
The ministry of the watchman / prophet is especially susceptible to being misused.
The problem is not just identifying manipulation, but the bigger problem of what or who is behind it. You can be very sure that God does not operate that way.
The issue is that the watchman is to spot and identify manipulators. Unfortunately many so-called watchmen themselves use manipulation all the time.
Many ministers and ministries use subtle forms of manipulation and most people can’t even detect it.
Here are some of the methods of manipulation used by YouTube “watchmen” and others. They always use key-catch-phrases like: “Are you serious”,” Here is absolute proof,” “You have to see this,” “This will change your life – must see now,” “Red Alert” “If you do only one thing, read this”.
Then we have the shouters. I’m not suggesting a monotone emotionless presentation, but in many cases shouting is pure manipulation.
Beware of those who say that the Lord speaks to them with an audible voice. That is a sure mark of a fraudulent manipulator.
The authority behind the manipulator is false and fraudulent. It is the authority of the devil.
The reason why so many ministries, especially on the internet, use these forms of manipulation is to get members, readers or viewers. Another reason is that what they have can’t stand on its own! The manipulator always has ulterior motives. These may include popularity, hits to websites, followers, money and the like.
There is nothing wrong with measuring your ministry, that’s not what I’m talking about; it’s the manipulation that’s the problem.
I’ve said this a hundred times, but here it comes again. When you encounter progressive manipulation, intimidation and domination to produce control, you have encountered the working of Satan.
The modern watchmen using manipulation are to be avoided. They are shooting themselves in the foot. Dear reader, please understand that where ulterior motives exist a false spirit is at work. Leave these people, unsubscribe from their ministry.
Many people (including myself) will never bother with what a manipulator has to say again – simply because they can’t be trusted.
Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. There are some wonderful true watchmen on the internet and on YouTube, whom God is using.
God’s watchmen will “see eye to eye” as the coming of the Lord nears, and there will be many on various internet ministries who will be family. Not only will there be a family identity, but a seeking, sharing and supporting of one another as well. This doesn’t mean that all the watchmen will agree on every little detail, but those with all the main pieces of the puzzle in place will have a deep spiritual unity.
They have their reward
Manipulation to produce control will get you an audience of the gullible. It will get you money, fame and fortune. It will get you a big house, a big car and a big jet. BUT you have your reward. Enjoy it you fool, for it is all you will have and it will only be for this brief moment in time.
Matthew 6:1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men to be seen of them, otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.”
This passage goes on to say the same thing about prayer, and fasting. In the same reward context the passage then says, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy...but lay up treasures in heaven.”
When you put all of this together, ministers /ministries/ watchmen who like to be seen, who like to be heard and like to have money, people following them and hits to their website rolling in – have their reward now. What Matthew is talking about is that your ministry results when done with any of these motivations are your reward. That’s it! Nothing more is coming – in the next life.
TBN prosperity preacher using endless manipulation, you have giant homes, cars and jets – be happy that’s your reward. All your fancy clothes, mascara and Barbie hairdo’s is your reward. That’s it.
Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets before you.”
The ministry of the watchman / prophet in these days:
We are in critical and exciting times. We are in the last of the end-days. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled and starting to fall into place at a rapid rate now. These are the times the prophets of old looked to, wishing that they could be participants. These are the beginnings of “labour pains”, the start of the “days of Noah” and forerunner times of the tribulation.
These are the days just before the great prophesied wars of the end times. These are the beginning of the days that will see huge numbers of people killed and huge numbers filling hell. These are the days of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
These are the days of the Laodicean, lukewarm church being vomited out and the days of the Philadelphian Church growing in God’s glory.
These are just some of the central issues for the watchman / prophet to be involved with.
The watchman must know exactly how current events fit in (or don’t) with Bible prophecy. The watchman must obviously also know the voice of the Spirit of God as He interprets events.
Daniel 12:10 “Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly, and the wicked shall not understand, but the wise will understand.”
Isaiah 21:11 “Watchman what of the night...” The watchman sees the “night” coming! But people in modern churches don’t like that. The coming night is not the sort of message ministers preach, because it might scare their worldly flock and then they won’t give money.
The watchman’s greatest enemy in these days is the complacent, the average, the normal, the conformist – the masses!
The message of the watchman to the modern church:
Jeremiah 6:16 “Stand in the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Also I set watchmen over you saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet’! But they said we will not listen.”
The modern church has few prophets / watchmen. Those that it does have are generally false prophets. You may think I’m talking rubbish, but here’s the sorry story.
Today the modern church is mostly an institutionalised organisation. It follows the same management principles as the world. It needs “clients” just like any business. Of course you can’t upset your clients. The clients are largely the average conservative, conformist public, with a few verses thrown into their lives, and a Santa- Jesus as their sponsor.
Instead of wearing a dark suit, the manager wears a dress with a fancy collar around his neck and all sorts of other rubbish printed and emblazoned on his dress to make him stand out and give him “authority” in the eyes of his clients.
The manager manages what the clients want and gives them what they want to hear.
Jeremiah 5:31 “The prophets prophecy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so.”
They preach and teach peace now in this world and spit out one nice motivational message after another and “the people love to have it so.”
Jeremiah 6:14 “They (false prophets) have healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying ‘Peace, peace, when there is no peace.”
Today the modern church is blind to God’s word of warning. They are blind to eschatology. They are blind and deaf to God’s watchmen. The are blind to the coming sword of severity. In fact they are master scoffers, scoffing at the watchman, saying “all things will continue as always.”
To be accurate, 26.8% of the entire Bible contains prophecy! That’s a huge chunk to get rid of and deny! Yet today most of the church does exactly that!
If the modern church were to listen to the watchmen, that would spoil their whole day. Their entire life is geared towards “all things continuing as always” and their churches reinforce that with selective preaching and teaching. They have to remove nearly one third of the Bible from their worldview, because that’s how much of the Bible relates to prophecy.
Isaiah 66:4 “So will I choose their delusions, and bring their fears upon them; because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke they did not hear; but only did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.”
Judges 10:13-14 “You have forsaken Me and served other gods, Therefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress.”
The majority of the modern church has compared themselves among themselves and created a spineless, weak, lukewarm institution, divided against itself. The flock is blind and susceptible to being led into the arms of Satan.
There is an incredible urgency in the air. Some can see it and feel it, but the majority know nothing about it at all. They are carrying on as if “all things will continue”. They look to their own sect or denomination and think – “Ah we’re okay, because we’re just like them.”
The watchman and the rapture:
In Old Covenant times a marriage was not like today. The bride, family, friends and guests would be at the brides home awaiting the groom. The watchmen would go up on the roof to watch for the coming of the groom. As soon as he was spotted, the cry would go out “The bridegroom comes.”
It’s important to know that the watchmen didn’t watch for years, or months. They knew the approximate time. This is the duty of the watchmen today. It is to watch for the coming of our Lord for His bride, the church. We may not know the exact time, but we will know the approximate time, so that we can be ready.
Be aware that the Feast of Trumpets is a two day occasion. I’ll leave it to you to figure that out.
Ignore the true watchman / prophet at your terrible peril:
Proverbs 1:24-26 “Because I have called and you have refused, I have stretched out My hand and no one regarded, because you have disdained all My counsel , and would have none of My reproof . I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes.”
Jeremiah 14:10-11 “They have loved to wander and have not restrained their feet, therefore the Lord does not accept them...Do not pray for this people, for their good.”
Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”
If your heart is right and you desire the truth – you will be led into all truth. But be prepared to reject and eject that which you thought was truth, but was in fact the slanted opinions of your church hierarchy. If your heart is not right God is not obliged to lead you into truth.
What you must do:
●Get ready now! Not tomorrow – now. (The next edition will be a sort-of follow on from this entitled “What it means to get ready”.)
John 12:35-36 “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. He who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light...”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
Job 38:15 “From the wicked their light is withheld...” Flee wickedness!
This is a review of the main points identifying God’s watchmen as revealed in the verses in this edition:
●They know and receive all of God’s word. ●God reveals His secrets to them. ●They are to “pull down, destroy and then build up.” ●They see and come against wickedness. ●They are attacked with the tongue. ●They cause and bring repentance. ●They see, know and speak God’s word for Israel. ●They are few in number. ●They are full of knowledge of current events. ●They see and attack evil spirits in the church. ●They see the false prophets.
Please read the above paragraph again and then ask yourself, “Is this evident in my church”? If you are a pastor or minister, ask yourself, “Do I have this in my church”? If not, I would hate to be in your shoes soon!
The watchman / prophet feels the heartbeat of the living God and shines His light on the path ahead. The ministry of the watchman becomes more and more vital as time marches on to prophetic fulfilment.
Isaiah 52:8 “Your watchmen lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord brings back Zion.”
Jeremiah 33:3 (Amp) “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know or recognise, or have knowledge of nor understand.”
This is the recently discovered “Noah stone” revealing details of the flood.
2 Peter 1:19 “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.”
Ecclesiastes 8:5 “A wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgement.”
1 Corinthians 14:8 “If a trumpet makes an uncertain sound, how can you prepare for battle?”
This one of my own art works – my old style. It’s a fish eagle taking off. The representation is that the watchmen must cause us to fly above this world!
Isaiah 40:30 “Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Shalom and grow in grace!
A milestone for The Prophetic Scroll!
Before we get into this edition, I would like to briefly give some credit where due.
As we pass the 10 million regular visitors mark, and edition 200, it is appropriate to share a few things about the background of The Prophetic Scroll and the people involved.
Years ago, out of the woodwork came an 80 year-old sophisticated, calm, collected gentleman in the true sense of the term. He suggested that I needed a proof reader to attend to my grammar and spelling. So, he became my sub-editor / proof reader. He knows his Bible backwards and keeps me in line! The funny thing is that we discovered afterwards that we live just down the road from each other in the same town!
Thank you Stan, you have contributed much to our Lord’s work. You are a blessing.
I have numerous prayer warriors around the world, who keep me and The Prophetic Scroll uplifted, guided and protected. Thank you to the prayer warriors of Alon, my close Messianic friends since the late 80s!
I have prayer warriors in New York, New Zealand and Australia as well. Thank you all. A special thank you to Joanne Smith of Jonathan Kahn’s ministry in New Jersey. Joanne has been led to pray specifically for me for the last few years and has been a diligent pillar in God’s temple.
Thank you to the many ministries around the world that have been associated in some way with The Prophetic Scroll.
Thank you to those who have contributed financially to this ministry as well. It is a private, unsupported labour of love with no income or advertising revenue- as you see.
And thank you to the thousands of people who send me the most wonderful encouraging emails.
It has been a pleasure and privilege to serve you and grow with you in our glorious Messiah. It has also been a great privilege to see and be associated with God’s work amongst the many new believers in Israel.
I will continue to give my life to the Lord and you all in the service of our wonderful, soon-coming, majestic King of the universe.
Edition 200. March 26th 2014
What you believe affects your eyesight:
What you believe affects your eyesight:
This edition is the result of some 35 years of observation and study of the scriptures on these issues. I have always wondered why the unsaved can’t see and why many believers and so-called believers of certain belief systems have tunnel vision.
This is also a result of observations and insights from many emails I have received in the years since this ministry has been running.
If the Spirit of the living God is alive and well in your heart, your view and sight will be wide and far. You will see into the future. You will see great and wonderful things and your life’s orientation will be focused away from self and towards our Great King and His kingdom.
Do you see beautiful and wonderful things? Can you stop and really admire an ant and an elephant? Do you see a future of incredible astounding wonder? Are you a dreamer with a vivid imagination? Can you be mightily impressed by a puppy and a lion?
Can you see heaven and can you see hell? Can you see judgement coming?
If the Spirit of the living God has cleansed all the “rooms” in your heart and mind, you should be just this sort of weird person. You should be a contradiction on legs, sensitised by God and loving from the very centre of your being, and hating all that is evil.
You should clearly see things from God’s perspective and be at war with the ways of Satan and the world system. You will be on a narrow road in terms of morals, ethics, values and virtues.
Let me a share with you a “war” I had years ago with a pastor and his wife. They accused me of not being loving because I’m into this “beast stuff” and “prophecy” and “judgement” and the like. They believe that love is tolerance and becoming relevant to this world. They have modified truth to suit themselves, and in fact eradicated a lot more than half the Bible.
Their church is full of spineless, half-baked friends of the world and all its evil – all in the name of love. They are no different from the unsaved except for a few clichés.
In 10 trillion years time, truth will still be truth and will still be standing secure. In 10 trillion years time, those who rejected the truth just for the fleeting speck of time which was their lives on earth will still be in regret.
If you don’t know it, the eternal future will be spotless, pure and holy. All the sin, evil and unrighteousness of the world will be forever imprisoned in hell.
Do you see a train wreck coming to this world? If you don’t see it, you don’t know God or your Bible. If you do see it, is it love or hatred to warn of the coming train wreck and to show how to avoid it?
We need to learn to see with God’s eyes – its part of Christian maturity. We need to see what is of His creation and what is of Satan’s. But don’t think it is love to ignore God’s sword! It is pure hatred in action to remove God’s warnings, and His Holy requirements from His word. It is hatred in action to present a world-friendly modern –day gospel of man-made love to the world and church. Always remember that God’s love is counterbalanced by His justice.
The Sinatra gospel:
Many people get saved and Spirit-filled and think that they’re now okay. Yes, you will be saved if you are run over by a bus just after giving your life to our Lord. Yes you are right with God in spirit instantly. But the salvation of the soul is where most believers fall short.
People come to our Lord in salvation thinking that He is going to say, “Thank you very much I can use you”. What God says to all new converts is this: “So you want to follow Me, do you? Okay you do it your way or My way. Of course everyone would say, “We do it your way God.” But then God spoils your day saying that you are useless and worthless to Him. “God says okay, My way is this: You are saved but you must take up your own cross, die daily, die to self, die to the world and die to all the forces of the demonic. When you are dead to self and can no longer say, “I did it my way”, then you will be full of newness of life, My life, and then you will then be useful to Me.” Too many come to God with their minds made up on a matter and expect Him to bless what they have already decided.
You see, too many believe that they can come to God and be His servant while full of worldliness, looking like a decorated Christmas tree. God says, “I will breathe fire on all your worldliness!” Too many come to God wanting only a “Santa Clause” gospel, but God says, “I will turn your Santa Clause to Frankenstein!”
Too many come to God saying, “Now You be my servant, God!”
Yes salvation is free, but once you are in, it will cost you everything you are. Just in case you are thinking that you would rather do it your way, you might want to consider where Sinatra ended up.
God can see and understand things much better than any of us. His vision is a lot better than ours. It really is wise to do things His way.
Seeing things God’s way in many respects is the opposite of the world’s ways. The two are on a monumental collision course.
It really takes our Lord to open our eyes to see Him and His ways. It is an enormous privilege to know the living God and walk with Him. What an amazing privilege to know about His soon coming and to be able to get ready.
What a tragedy to carry on living every day as though things will always carry on just the same. What a tragedy to be filled with worldly talk like most believers.
Observing the news is only part of the story. I recall on many occasions, as a war correspondent going to a scene with other journalists. The resulting stories were often completely different although we were at the same scene. What matters is the interpretation and analysis of events in your head. Only God can replace your subjective vision with His objective views.
Many gullible people believe what they want and then try to make the facts fit. When people want to believe something it becomes a need and the real facts then matter little. People often delude themselves because of their own gullibility in the first place.
If you don’t believe something you’re not going to look for it are you? Do you believe God’s truth? Are you going to search for the truth?
How true it is that without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, intellect is not only undependable, but also extremely dangerous, because it often confuses the issues of right and wrong. Truth and error my friends, are spirits.
Many people who enter the kingdom through persuasion, encouragement, argument, excitement, and the like never last long. They fall away because they never encounter or see the full truth. They don’t even know what salvation is. They believe that churchianity is what it’s all about, therefore they can’t see any further.
Have a look at the two images above. Mixing pure primary, additive colours produce white light. Subtractive impure colours produce black. This amazing little lesson of physics has enormous spiritual lessons. Mixing and applying Godly truth into various areas of our lives produces a clean Godly result. The ungodly mixture produces black darkness.
Nimrod built Babel. He was a son of Cush, Ham and Noah. Nimrod’s name means “rebellion”. Babel or Babylon means “confusion or mixture”.
The aim behind the tower of Babel was to reach God. The aim of the Church is also to reach God.
The way of Babylon was rebellion against God. It involved mixing the pagan, occult ways of man together in a big melting pot and coming up with a tower. It was the broad, wide way. God destroyed it all.
In the same way, much of the church is in rebellion against God, mixing pagan practices and the ways of the world into their “tower” to God. Would anyone like to guess what the future is of the Babel-infiltrated church?
There are essentially only two ways before us. One way is through human effort and a mixture of religion and ritual and tradition, and the other is through the cross of Messiah. One way is the way of the masses and the other is the narrow way with few on its road.
One way has light shining on the path; the other has blackness and darkness before it.
The way of the masses looks right, and they believe that they can do it. They are the “yes we can” brigade.
But God’s way is the “no you can’t” way! No you can’t live the Christian life – no one can. Only God can live the Christian life and He does it excellently in you when self gets out of the way.
Jacob wrestled with God and said “I have seen God and I live.” But the Bible says “no man can see God and live.” Well, Jacob actually saw God and “died” in a manner of speaking. He wrestled with God until he was finally defeated. That was like him taking up his cross. Then came victory.
Moses saw only the back of God and he was transformed with a shining face. Talk about having a life that glows in the dark. Does your life glow?
The more you know the ways of God, the more your life will glow with His light.
Can you see the war for your mind?
If you can see it, you are well on the way to victory. If you can’t see it, perhaps you don’t believe there is a war on the go for your mind.
Your subconscious is being constantly bombarded with images and concepts from what you watch, read and hear in the media, music, movies, games and all forms of entertainment. People lap it up because they don’t know any different, but also because they live to indulge self. They give themselves to this world and consume its spirits.
People today are desensitised, with no conviction or conscience. Subliminal Satan seeds them and has put them into passive mode and they are ready and willing slaves to it all. Mind- control begins in laid-back mode.
Once Satan can get to your mind, he has access to your spirit!
World-view warfare is active, and in full swing. Psychological warfare is hammering your head with ever growing intensity. It’s all about control, control, control and people don’t believe therefore they can’t see it.
Satan wants you to stay asleep and not to question things. He wants you to just accept the world like a cold, metal, machine. This is the aim of his New World Order.
There is coming a time, not far from now when the truth will be dangerous to hold. For many it will be too hot to handle, so in ignorance they will exchange it for the fire of hell.
It’s so easy to be a dumb, idiot, parrot - puppet of the world, just get onto the wide road with the masses, just go with the flow.
There is such a powerful coordinated, consistent move in the fashion, music, movie and entertainment world to manipulate people into this new evil world; the great orchestrator – Satan, could only have done it.
The soon coming great wars of prophecy have a parallel war which has started already, and that is the war for your mind.
How to be led astray:
It’s so very easy; all you have to do is listen to other people. Let them see for you. Don’t study the Bible yourself to “see if these things be true.” Especially don’t fast and pray over your life and study time. Don’t spend too much time away from your computer games, movies and TV.
Don’t do anything that would cost you dearly like taking up your own cross and don’t go against the flow of the world and its opinions and ways. Don’t stand out from the crowd. And don’t argue with others like ministers who “know best.”
Let your minister be your gospel, recognise that he is important because he wears a dress and a white collar. Ignore the fact that when your minister speaks the room often smells of cow dung.
The easiest way to be led astray spiritually and to be deceived is to do nothing. Go with the flow. Just be your normal slob-self. If your Christianity does not change you drastically, radically and completely from the inside out, it’s worth little – You can get as much excitement from the local bowls club. (Apologies to bowlers.)
Don’t listen to the inner voice in your heart; just believe what everyone believes. If the sign on the side of the road says, “Omo with super foamo washes whiter than any other,” run in to the shop and buy Omo with super foamo. Don’t think that the idiot who wrote that is a master manipulator, just believe it– the sign says so, so it must be right. One day I wish, just for the day, that those slogans came true. Poor wifey would put her nice new blue shirt and red dress in the wash and it comes out whiter than white!
Let CNN be your guide of morals and values and you will fit in perfectly with the world and its god, and all the pressure will be off. Let your demon possessed, pervert celebrity-hero lay your foundation of what’s acceptable.
Human good is not good enough:
Most people believe that they’re essentially good and that God is love and would never send them to hell. (They don’t realise that they go to hell of their own accord, not believing in the Son. John.3:17-18). They trust in their human goodness. That is what they believe and that is therefore all they can see. They can’t see their desperate, urgent need.
Here is a very powerful revelation: Human good is full of sin. Human good has the blood of Adam flowing in it. It is full of self and the pride of Satan. It needs the cross to cleanse it and wash it in the blood of Messiah. Human good will not save you or make you sanctified and right with God because it is full of sin.
Human good is the way of Babel. Human effort can’t sanctify self.
Even after salvation we must believe God’s word, which says that self has to be crucified on an ongoing basis. This changes human good to Godly good. (Try this equation : GOOD – GOD = O)!
Once you believe this powerful truth, you begin to see it and walk into the wonderful liberty that comes with this truth.
Some shocking verses:
John 9:39 “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see and that those who see may be made blind.”
Romans 11:8 “God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear.”
Isaiah 29:10 “For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep and has closed your eyes...”
These verses above seem very unfair don’t they? The ones who need to see are the very ones God Himself is blinding! Do you know why so many people can’t understand the Bible? It’s because God has blinded them.
Here is the reason:
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “Even if our gospel is veiled it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
The reason for the blindness is because, “they do not believe.” You must believe in our Lord and come to Him in humility to have your eyes opened. And even then, many Christians do not believe certain Godly things and are therefore blinded in those areas!
►God’s pure light does not shine on unbelief!
The more our lives become a dance of truth the more we move forward in our Lord, and the more the veil is lifted and the clearer we see.
The title of this edition is “What you believe affects your eyesight.” Do you see it now- just in these verses above?
Here are a few more shattering verses in this regard:
Obadiah 3 “The pride and arrogance of your heart has blinded and deceived you.”
Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”
Romans 1:21-22 “Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise they became fools.”
1 Corinthians 2:14 “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, for they are spiritually discerned.”
In God’s light we have sight:
Nahum 1:8 “Darkness will pursue His enemies”.
Ah, come on – God doesn’t have enemies. He loves everyone! Yes but he created you, dear reader, for a purpose and with a plan of glory. If you sell your soul to the devil and his ways and his plan – you are God’s enemy and deep spiritual darkness will be your friend even though you think it is light!
Psalm 36:9 “In Your light we see light.”
Salvation is radical and critical, it’s emotional, and it’s monumental. It’s so much more than what is presented today. It is moving with and into the very presence of God, becoming His friend, following Him and being granted His light and sight.
At the end of the day, your Christianity must make you radically different. It must give you sight of things you can’t see. It must give you exalted hope, faith and love. It must encourage and empower you to be odd and different from the average. It must raise you above the world and all its ways. It must fill you with exciting, majestic and glorious life.
Many can’t see because they are slaves of self, bound to the ways of the world and controlled by demons they can’t see or understand. Many can’t see because their self-life is in the way. Too many people, instead of reinforcing their armour against the devil, are reinforcing their armour against the living God and His ways.
Jeremiah 29:13 “You shall seek me and find me when you seek for me with all of your heart.”
End-time Bible prophecy:
The principle behind this edition applies perfectly to eschatology. If you don’t believe in the soon coming of our Messiah are you going to watch, pray and be ready? If you don’t believe the dramatic things of Bible prophecy, soon to be fulfilled, you are not going to see any of it coming along!
2 Peter 3:3-4 “Scoffers will come in the last days walking according to their own lusts, saying, Where is the promise of His coming...all things will continue as always.”
What an immensely powerful verse! Do you see it? All who deny, reject and know nothing about end-time events focus on a continuing world!
The ministry of end-time events is a most powerful tool to awaken truth and belief in the unbeliever.
What you must do:
●Don’t be a dumb idiot. Don’t follow the world. Don’t follow some blind minister talking average worldly rubbish all the time.
●In this day many powerful, illegitimate forces want you now! Set a guard over your spirit. Set a guard over your mind and set your life after our Lord with a broken and contrite heart before Him. Do not be humble to the devil and his ways.
● “My people perish for a lack of knowledge” does not mean you must get general knowledge. It means you must fill your life with the knowledge of God.
Do you know why we as believers today are most privileged?
Matthew 13:16 “Blessed are your eyes for they see and your ears for they hear. Many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see and did not see it nor hear what you hear.”
If you are not born of the shed blood and cross of Messiah you can swim all you like but you will soon sink!
John 1:4 “In Him was life and the life was the light of men”.
Job 15:8 “Have you heard of the secret council of God, or do you limit wisdom to yourself?”
Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”
I took this picture of a friend of mine landing this large twin jet military chopper on top of a mountain called the Bell in the Drakensberg. A clear eye and steady hand were needed!
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 199. March 19th 2014
More rapture revelations:
More rapture revelations:
For the purpose of this edition I’ll refer to the pre-tribulation rapture position as “pre-trib” and the post-tribulation rapture position as “post-trib”.
As we go down the river of time, these end-time issues become more important and relevant. I expect that our Lord will reveal more and more as the time approaches.
In this edition I have briefly referred to a few things I have spoken of in previous editions, but I begin each edition from scratch with a blank canvas so to speak. Most of this material is new, and that which is not, has a new slant to it.
A powerful pre-trib verse:
Before we even get into the meat of this edition here is one single verse that speaks volumes. In fact it is shouting loud and clear.
Luke 12:36 (Amp) “Be yourselves like men who are waiting for their master to return from the marriage feast, so that when he shall return from the wedding and comes and knocks, that you may open to him immediately.”
This verse speaks of our Lord returning from a wedding feast to receive others in salvation. These would be the tribulation saints, which includes most of the Jews. But what wedding is He returning from? What marriage feats has He just been to? He is not going to a wedding, but returning from it! Obviously this wedding occurs in heaven, during the tribulation period.
We have not seen God’s wrath in the entire New Covenant time- period:
For the last 2000 years, this world has not seen God’s wrath in action – not once! All of the disasters, both natural and man-made of the last 2000 years are nowhere described as God’s “wrath” in the scriptures.
God’s wrath has been exclusively a part of the Old Covenant. The seven-year tribulation period is the seventieth week of years of Daniel’s seventy weeks. In other words it is the completion of the full seventy year period. The sixty nine weeks of years are all in the Old Covenant. So, we could accurately presume that the seventieth week of years is part of the Old Covenant. It is the close of the Old Covenant.
So, we see the wrath of God in the Old Covenant and in the final closing seven years of the Old Covenant, the tribulation. There is no wrath of God in the Church age or dispensation. The church age is also referred to as the age of grace.
If there is a post tribulation rapture, that means that the Church, the bride of Messiah would be savaged by the wrath of God. If we as believers have the Spirit of the living God dwelling in us, the wrath of God would in fact be against Spirit indwelt people!
There are so many inconsistencies with the post-trib position. There are numerous problem areas in exposition, which are irreconcilable.
The post tribulation rapture position is easily proved if you reject Bible dispensations!
The pre-tribulation rapture position is easily proved if you accept Bible dispensations!
So now we have an easy problem to solve. All we need to do is establish the truth or not of dispensations.
There are many who claim that dispensations are a modern added doctrine. They speak rubbish. There are also many who claim that there are no dispensational divisions in the Bible. They also speak rubbish.
Believers under the law, exclusively fall into the anti-dispensation camp and the post-trib position.
●Dispensations are in the Bible. ●Dispensations are in the Bible. ●Dispensations are in the Bible.
The original word used for dispensation is “oikonomea” It literally means a division as in a division in a monetary currency. Strong’s brings out that can also mean differing “management of affairs or administration.”
This word dispensation is used in 1Corinthians 9:17, Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 3:2 and Colossians 1:25 (Hover mouse to read the verses)
Bible dispensations simply mean that God worked in different ways with mankind at different times. Obviously, there are some things that are relevant to all dispensations, but there are also many things which are exclusive to a particular dispensation, which I won’t get into now.
The two diagrams below are very important.
The top diagram represents the normal dispensational view, with the cross occurring just before the end of the Old Covenant. Note that Pentecost and the rapture are within the New Covenant. Note that the Old Covenant is closed by the tribulation period.
In the bottom diagram we have the view of those under the law who reject dispensations. The New Covenant is almost greyed out, because they don’t accept the dispensation division. They place the rapture with the second coming, as the same event. Because they reject dispensations, they have little to no emphasis on the New Covenant epistles.
In many cases there is a spirit behind what people believe. The Bible speaks of the “Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”
Those who reject Bible dispensations are in fact rejecting part of God’s word in favour of their own. It’s very interesting that believers under the law (and those trying to bring others under the law) have a universal character type.
They are always objectionable in character, legalistic, full of pride and strife. They have the manners of a pig, are argumentative, condemning and full of hate. They are truly spiritually blind. In fact they are killers if only with their mouths.
John 5:16-18 “My Father has been working, and I have been working (on the Sabbath). Therefore the Jews (Pharisees) sought all the more to kill Him, because he not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His father, making Himself equal with God.”
Galatians 3:1-10 “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you...are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect in the flesh? For as many as are under the works of the law are under a curse.”
The verse above is amazingly insightful. The original word for “bewitched” is the same word for witchcraft. This is confirmed in the “curse” generated by believers who come under the law. In other words, we could quite accurately say that believers who come under the law are under the spell of cursed witchcraft. They are most certainly not under grace.
I can’t tell you how many slanderous emails I’ve received from people who claim to be believers, cutting me down, insulting, cursing and condemning me because I reject their view. They can’t handle the fact the others don’t keep their set of laws their way. (Please see edition 196 for more on the “Curse of the Judaisers.”)
These people have given me a great insight into the workings of a curse in believers.
The Bible lists the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5. But just above this it lists the fruits of the flesh, which are a whole lot of rotten fruit.
Have you noticed that those who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture are seldom filled with heavy judgement and condemnation of those who reject their view?
So, we see that one position has the fruits of the flesh and law, while the other has the fruits of the Spirit associated with them.
If I knew nothing at all about the rapture, I would reject one view and receive the other view based simply on one presented in judgement and the other presented in love as a very real hope!
One is presented with rotten fruit and the other with good fruit. That also speaks to the source!
Have you ever wondered why many Rabbis can’t see their Messiah in their own Bible even though He is staring at them from numerous pages? It is because they are blinded by their pride.
If you are part of the bride of Messiah, please divorce the pride in your life!
An unanswerable question for the post-tribulation rapture view:
The Millennium will be a close-to-perfect environment. Satan will be bound, but sin will still exist and there will be sickness and death. (Isaiah 65:20-21, Revelation 20:7-10). But who will these people be who sin, get sick, die, have children, live in homes in the Millennium? It can’t be believers in resurrected glorified bodies can it? It must then be another group of people.
There is almost universal agreement that at the second coming, all unbelievers are removed from this earth in judgement. There are numerous passages of scripture indicating this. The sheep and goat judgement is one. Here the goats are removed and the sheep (those saved in the tribulation, go into the Millennium. Matthew 25:31-34.)
There has to be a clear distinction and separation between tribulation saints who go into the Millennium to re-populate the earth and saints in resurrected, glorified bodies.
Revelation 19:15-18. Unbelievers destroyed at the second coming.
The post trib position would see an empty world, because sinners would have been removed and now only resurrected saints would be on earth in their glorified bodies.
The marriage conundrum:
One of the many characteristics of the eternal resurrected state is that we will not marry. We receive resurrected eternal bodies at the moment of rapture. At the second coming believers (tribulation saints) who go into the Millennium will be able to marry and have children during the Millennium. If there is a post trib rapture, all come back in glorified bodies, sinners are removed, so who is it that will marry and have children?
So, the post tribbers now have a big problem! Can you see it?
An interesting date:
Bible numbers have meanings. In fact the letters and numbers of some languages are alpha-numeric, meaning that a number can have a letter associated with it as well as the number/letter meaning. Bible numerics offer many amazing insights. Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic, the original languages of the Bible, are alpha-numeric.
For this exercise I’ll just touch on the wonderful subject.
1=untiy, 2= division, 3=trinity, 4= world, 5= grace, 6=man under sin, =7=spiritual perfection, 8=resurrection, 9=finality.
5775 is the Hebrew year beginning in September this year (Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets).
There are other Hebrew calandars that are different placing us at the year 6000.
The letters for 5775 spell out the Hebrew word “fly” as in fly away.
Now let’s apply this to dispensations. Could it be that there is significance in the age of grace, God’s perfection, being sandwiched into the dispensation of grace? Could this mean that the age of grace might be coming to an end as 5775 begins? Could it be that we are on the verge of the tribulation start?
►No, I’m not date setting – I’m watching! We will know more as the time approaches.
Perhaps the most important type of the rapture is found in the story of Enoch.
The name Enoch means ‘dedicated.’
Could this have significance? Could it be that only believers who are dedicated will be raptured? It could be. I’m not that sure, but I’m not prepared to gamble with it not being dedicated.
Hebrews 11:5 “By faith Enoch was translated so that he did not see death, and was not found because God had translated him; for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” The word “translated” means transported- to where?
Genesis 5:24 “And Enoch walked with God; and he was not for God took him.”
Enoch’s ministry was to call people out of the world, the ministry of the church.
Jude 14 “Now Enoch the seventh from Adam prophesied about these men also saying, Behold the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints...” When does this occur? It is right at the end of the tribulation period – the Second Coming. And note who it is coming back with our Lord. It is a great company of “His saints.”
Some say that the word “saints” in the above verse means “angels.” The original word used here is never used for angels and is used many times for born-again believers. So, the post-tribbers who use this argument are wrong a hundred times over. If our Lord is returning with all these “saints” how did they get to be with Him before the end of the tribulation? You guessed right.
Enoch was a relative of Noah. He was raptured before the flood.
Some of the post-trib crowd claim that Noah represents believers being protected as they go through the tribulation period. If they want to argue that – fine with me, but there is much more to the story!
Genesis 7:4 says that Noah was brought into the ark seven days before the flood began. That is a type of the rapture at the start of the seven year tribulation. But the most important type is with Enoch as mentioned above.
Some important differences between the rapture and the second coming:
●At the rapture believers meet the Lord in the air in a twinkling of an eye. At the second coming our Lord returns slowly to the Mount of Olives the same way He left, which sees the Mount split.
●At the rapture living believers receive new, miraculous, glorified bodies. At the second coming, living believers remain their same bodies.
●At the rapture believers go to heaven. At the second coming believers in glorified bodies return from heaven to earth.
●At the rapture the world remains unjudged, deteriorating fast. At the second coming the world and judged, sinners removed.
●At the rapture, Satan is left unrestrained and evil intensifies on earth. At the second coming Satan is bound for a thousand years.
If there is no pre-tribulation rapture, God would then be dealing with two covenant people at the same time. (The Jews and the church). Although this is possible with God, it is highly unlikely.
Is the rapture in the Olivet Discourse?
The Olivet discourse is technically still in the Old Covenant time period (before Pentecost.) It therefore relates to the tribulation and the second coming and not the rapture. The Gospels of course relate to both the Jew and the Church. But we can’t say that the tribulation events of the Olivet discourse relate to the Church and not natural Israel. If so then we must say that all of the Gospels relate only to the Church.
The Olivet Discourse offers no identification of the rapture. If so- where is it?
Why the coming tribulation?
The tribulation period is not to purify the saints! It is not to cause them to walk in holiness. That is an Old Covenant idea and not evident in the New.
The soon- coming tribulation has one central reason to it and that is the judgement of the wicked, and to cleanse the earth. Within this, Israel will be brought to repentance and many Gentiles saved. Nowhere does God deal with His own in wrath. Yes, of course many terrible things happen to believers, but Satan is behind all of that. God brings His people to maturity in grace and love by His Spirit, under the law of grace in our hearts.
Today we are in a world of horrifying evil on every front including the church. There is no restraint because there are no consequences. The gospel preached by the majority of ministers today is spineless, has no power, is of the flesh and the world. More and more churches led by blind spirit-less guides are becoming institutions of hell.
The enticement to serve and worship other gods is all around us today. Many things quite harmless have been turned into idols and many things deadly in nature have been accepted by the blind church.
These so-called ministers of God keep their flocks in blindness to all these events of the last days.
The true minister of the Gospel and true prophet will lead you into all truth, while the false will always lead you to other gods on dangerous pathways.
What you must do:
●How can you get ready for the soon- coming of the Lord if you don’t believe it? Get your priorities right!
●You don’t need to have perfect agreement on every detail with the pre-trib position, but don’t be ignorant of the main items of the puzzle.
●Create a “rapture” box! Okay it doesn’t need to be a box, but put together some of your thoughts and testimony on paper, so that the unsaved will have something weighty to turn to and hold to once you are gone.
●Time is short my friends. Don’t waste your life on garbage. Be serious, be diligent and set your heart after our Lord in a new fresh way. Be radical, be a total oddball as far as the world is concerned.
Understand that the pre-trib dispensation view is the most logical. Everything adds up and makes sense. Problem verses become clear and fall into place.
Ecclesiastes 8:5 “A wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgement.”
1 Thessalonians 1:10...”He delivers us from the wrath to come.”
Joshua 24:15 “If it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served or the gods of the Amorites. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
1 John 3:3 “Those who have this hope in Him purify themselves.
I took this picture of a fish eagle flying off home in the Okakvango Delta, Botswana.
Psalm 8:3-4 “When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers; the moon and the stars which you have ordained, what is man that you are mindful of him...”
Shalom and grow in grace!