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Edition 275. September 2nd 2015
Who goes in the rapture and who stays?
Who goes in the rapture and who stays?
►Before I even get into this edition, I must address the issue of the rapture taking place this month. Yes it may, there is a lot of evidence supporting it. It is not a done deal though. It may be the following year or two later. (I very much doubt it would go much more than that.) We will let the signs speak and show us and continue watching as commanded.
In this edition, I’m not referring to unbelievers in the general sense as none, not one will be in the rapture – that goes without saying. So, essentially I’m dealing with the truly saved and those who think they are. The Bible speaks in numerous places of the false Christians (seed) sown amongst the true seed.
We need to be careful here because there are people like backsliders, who are still saved although they may not be exhibiting any fruits at the moment. We also don’t know who will be saved by calling on the Lord at the last minute. But there is more than enough in the scriptures to generalise on the issue.
There is a somewhat weighty belief out there that that not all believers will go in the rapture. I don’t want to get into that now, except to say that it may well be true which means that it’s wise to get radical fast.
The great distinction...you had better know this well:
The Bible says “God is love”. If Satan is a counterfeiter, as he is, then “Satan is love” too.
There are distinct characteristics of those in the true love of God, and those in the counterfeit love of Satan.
You must know these issues for your spiritual good and to prevent yourself from being deceived and so that you can help others.
Those in the true love of God will go in the rapture. Professing Christians in the love of Satan will not go in the rapture although both are closely associated with the church!
The definition of Godly love is succinctly displayed in this one verse. It is one of the most hated in the Bible. In fact many governments have ruled against this verse being applied.
Proverbs 13:24 “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him, disciplines him promptly (Lit=early in life).”
The true love of God and our Lord has within it discipline, correction, rebuke, forgiveness, the command to repent, training in righteousness and holiness.
Hatred as defined in the verse above has these things removed. True hatred is full of love without discipline, it tolerates evil, has no rebuke or correction, It’s forgiving without required repentance.
True love, the love of God offers you a cross to die upon, even though you have already been saved through His cross. It encourages you to take up the cross of daily denial of self. It offers you a cross which is the great eliminator of sin and evil. It is the great purifier and cleanser. It delivers you into holiness.
The love of Satan has no cross. It is all embracing and accepts everything.
The love of Satan requires you to love sin.
If we submit to the rebuke, correction and discipline of God early in our spiritual lives we will have a strong, powerful foundation of God’s love to build upon and move forward from.
Examples of the love of Satan:
Our modern humanist-orientated church will tell you that out Lord forgave the woman caught in adultery. But those of the true love of God see it differently. The woman was forgiven while being commanded to repent at the same time! There’s a huge irreconcilable difference!
Our modern humanist–orientated church will tell you: “For God so loved the world.” And therefore we must simply demonstrate unconditional love to everyone. But those of the true love of God see it differently:
John 3:16-19 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believe in Him is not condemned; but he who does not is condemned already...and this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil, for everyone who does evil hates the light...”
Do you see the subtle, all important eternal difference? God does not love the unsaved world unconditionally! Read the full context of the in the verses above again. The condition for the gift of eternal life is to come into the full belief of the crucified Son who took away the condemnation of hell placed on everyone right from the days of Adam, which sends all to hell that are outside of the true Light!
So, John 3:16 and onwards is actually a discourse on true love or hell! Oops! Isn’t that a surprise?
There is a very easy way to make Yeshua and His word loved and acceptable to the world. - Just stop being judgmental. Take the true God and His doctrine out of yours. Don’t separate between right and wrong. Make the values of the Bible grey. Take sin out of the modern gospel experience. Take the cross out.
It is only the application of the cross that purifies and cleanses you, delivering you into pure resurrection holiness, always on the far side of the cross.
The false Christian never or rarely identifies biblical sin or condemns it.
You need to be growing in our Lord to see Satan’s kingdom and his plans. It is only as we really diligently study the word of God led by the Spirit of God that we see Satan. It’s no surprise then that one of Satan’s chief operations is to keep you away from God and His word and off track, full of sin.
The further from God you are, the less you can see of God or Satan. The further from God you are the closer to self you are. Self, the world and the demonic are the areas in which Satan operates.
Today the big keywords in the modern church are relevance, tolerance and rationality.
Satan would have you believe that happiness comes as you surrender to his ways. But look at the bitter, devastated lives of those who have done just that! Satan’s freedom is enslavement disguised.
When you come into what you were created for, you rest and of course get a ticket to the rapture!
We are the lawful heirs of this earth and in fact the created universe. Satan is the lawful heir of eternal suffering in hell. Both are coming soon.
The big statements of the satanic Christian:
If you as a believer are not taking up your own cross and applying it to all areas of your life, you are giving the devil access to these areas through which you will be defeated.
These are the statements of the much of the modern church and all of the false church. They are the statements of Satan:
●“Has God said?” This was the question Lucifer put to Adam and Eve. Question God! Exalt yourself above Him!
● “Do what thou wilt.” This is the big statement of the founder of the church of Satan.
● “Just be yourself.” This is the cry of modernism.
● “Be at peace with the world.” This is the chant of all false religions and the inter-faith movement.
● “We must allow everyone to follow the dictates of their inner being and nature”. This is the summarised version of all modern psychology from Freud to Skinner to Rodgers – all of them.
●The modern cry is: “Tolerance, relevance and respect of human rights! Values and virtues today are variable with no absolutes, no old-fashioned division between light and dark and right and wrong.”
Today there is no more restraint. And the consequences are the exact opposite of those intended. There is no single passage of scripture where this is more succinctly displayed as Hosea 4:1-10. Here we see the consequences of “No more truth, mercy, or knowledge of God in the land:” They break all restraint with killing, bloodshed, stealing, adultery, swearing. The land mourns as animal species become extinct. People question the prophets (God’s word). False religion and her prophets (“your mother”) arise, which God then kills and the “people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (of God). Then we see mass starvation and other consequences.
The real big giveaway when looking into what is of Satan, is that he is full of good and evil, but his good has all correction, discipline, rebuke, warning removed. His love is all encompassing and requires you to accept and love sin and that which is unholy.
Satan’s deceptive power is aimed at getting people to believe his lie. The biggest lie is that there are no consequences to sin and evil. In fact anything in relation to human behaviour isn’t really sin, it’s just choice!
A person who is spiritually undisciplined is the most problematic of believers. According to Matthew 28:20, true discipleship involves, “teaching them to observe all things I have commanded.” Try that with an undisciplined person. They are all over the place, not surrendered in most areas of their lives. They’re a disaster.
By casting down or watering down the word of God, Satan and his followers in the church cast down the very identification of sin, repentance and the way to get free and into God’s presence!
1 Corinthians 2:12-14 “We have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God...These things we speak not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 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.”
2 Corinthians 10:12 “For we dare not class ourselves with those who commend themselves, but they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.”
So many people have lost their beautiful independent character to a dead, invisible almost mechanical force, moulding them into a controlled machine. They see and do what their machine-operator wants them to. They dare not question him and step out of the production line.
“I’m okay Jack”, (apologies to Jacks) because all my friends and associates believe and do the same things! Group-speak is the dangerous voice of today! Crowd psychology is the subtle, satanic force operating in the lives of the great majority of people in this world including many Christians.
Either everything in life gets filtered through self, your intellect and reason or everything gets filtered through the word of God.
Comparing yourselves amongst yourselves makes you a mind-control victim and a pure idiot!
The deadly progression:
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 “As the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds have become corrupted from the simplicity that is Messiah. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus, who we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit, or a different gospel...”
Galatians 1:6 “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him you called you in the grace of Messiah, to a different gospel...but if we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”
Note in these verses above we see a terrible, deadly progression. The so-called Christian starts off by giving himself to “another Jesus” then “another spirit”, then “another gospel”.
This is the road to the great tribulation and ultimately hell! When you as a believer go right off-track you are grave danger – all three forces are at work – a different god, a different spirit and a false gospel.
My friends this is so real today. This is the lot of a great part of the so-called church today.
Prepare for the tribulation!
The Bible uses the phrase “Many and few” numerous times in reference to believers. In most cases it is the “many” that are rejected, are lost and are in trouble with God. The “few” are almost always the ones who are right with God and on the right, narrow road.
Can you go to heaven as a true believer, but with sin in your life or false beliefs or doctrines? Yes of course you can, although every inch of sin will be gone forever as soon as you get to heaven.
But can you go to heaven with big, large sins in your life with no intention of repentance. I believe that is a sign of false belief, a counterfeit Christian, a fraud. You see a fruit tree does not need to produce many good fruits right from day one, but it must certainly does need to start producing fruit as a sign of the born-again root pretty soon in its life.
Note that fruits are all similar. An orange tree produces oranges, not oranges and homosexuals.
Let’s have a look at one of major, prolific sins of our era. This is no small issue like, should women wear hats in church! This sin is condemned throughout the Bible in a most severe manner. It brought total destruction on cities and was one of the sins of the days of Noah resulting in the destruction of the world.
Yet, incredibly, today it is accommodated and supported by many so-called Christians.
The promise and warning of the rainbow:
There is a very powerful message in the rainbow for all homosexuals and those especially so-called Christians who support the LGBT agenda.
Here is the message: The rainbow is a promise of God that He will not destroy the world again by a flood. The rainbow appeared in the sky after the judgement of God, not before! There is no promise of God in any rainbow before judgement fell.
The rainbow is a sign that God judges sin. It is also a sign that judgement upon the world is coming again and very soon, but not though water. It will be through fire this time!
Please read and understand the following verses in the New Covenant epistles (teaching for the church age) and note the gravity and seriousness of them.
Romans 1:22-28 “Professing to be wise they became fools...therefore God gave them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts...for this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged (lesbianism) the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise the men, leaving the natural use of the women, burned in their lust for one another...God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things that are not fitting.”
Three times in these few verses on homosexuality God gives them up and gives them over to a debased mind. Don’t forget all the Old Covenant examples where God didn’t just give them up but destroyed entire cities because of this issue.
So professing Christian, you think the LGBT agenda is harmless because your worldly heroes think so! You big fools! How do you justify the verses above? HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY THOSE VERSES?
True Christian, do you know why it’s so difficult to deal with these LGBT types and their so-called Christian supporters? It’s because God has empowered their delusion. God has given them over to the devil.
LGBT will soon have to be written LGBTPT with the “P” standing for “Pets” and the additional “T” standing for “Threesomes.” There is new legislation on the table in the US to allow people to marry their pets! Talk about a slippery slide to hell! A bill is on the table to approve marriage of threesomes, of course in the name of human rights!
If you embrace LGBT you will not go in the rapture and you will take the mark, because you are of the spirit of this world.
It is a basic human right to reject God and His word if your life is your own. If you don’t know it already my Christian friends, “your life is not your own, you have been bought with a great price.” (1 Corinthians 6:20.)
So, who goes in the rapture and who stays?
The Bible calls so-called believers “unprofitable servants” and the “five foolish virgins.” They will not go in the rapture.
The most unpopular job on the planet right after the rapture will be that of a left-behind Christian minister. Their left-behind congregations will want to kill them for not telling them the truth!
The following few verses have great gravity associated with them. They speak volumes with such clarity, yet you don’t hear them preached today:
Jeremiah 2:21 “I have planted you a noble vine, a seed of the highest quality. How then have you turned before Me into the degenerate plant of an alien vine.”
Jeremiah 6:17-19 “I set watchmen over you saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’ Hear O earth! behold I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words, nor My law, but rejected it.’”
2 Chronicles 36:15-16 “The Lord God sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. But they (His people) mocked the messengers of God and despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no more remedy.”
It is only those of the true church, born–again of the Spirit of God who will go in the rapture. It is only those whose salvation experience can be measured and compared with the doctrines of the Messiah in the Bible who will go. It is only for those who are separate from the spirit of the world and the false church.
If you can identify yourself with the strong major doctrines of Messiah you are on the right track. If you are a new believer, this is the path you must take. If you find yourself accepting some doctrines of the Bible and rejecting others that you don’t like, you are in trouble and your very foundation is cracked, broken and flawed.
If you find yourself supporting the major issues that the Bible is extremely strong against, like homosexuality – you are not a true believer and you will not go in the rapture.
If you profess to be a Christian but you don’t have the biblical fruits to show it, I would hate to be in your shoes.
There is a 100% chance of Bible prophecy coming to pass. There is zero chance of it all not coming to pass.
That does not mean that there is a 100% chance of the rapture taking place next month!
Hebrews 12:14 “...Without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
Psalm 96:9 “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him all the earth.”
I took this picture while driving along in the mountains of Kwa Zulu / Natal. This is the Sterkfontein Dam.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 274. August 26th 2015
Jubilees, dates, times and numbers:
Jubilees, dates, times and numbers:
With so much on the agenda at the moment, I thought it would be good to have a look behind the scenes of some of these prophetic events.
We’ve all heard the news on the blood moons, the Shemitah and Jubilee. We’ve all heard the news about the importance of the Feats of the Lord and their significance now. We’ve all heard the news about the advance of Islam and its agenda to destroy Israel and take over the world. We’ve all the news about the soon coming prophesied destruction of Damascus and the coming big war with Iran, and her allies, against Israel.
We’ve all heard the news about four, about blood, about Adam...whoa! Stop! – No we haven’t what are you talking about?
Okay, do I have your attention? – Good, let’s go on.
Hidden messages in plain sight:
I want to speak about some important, but hidden messages relating to many of these things. You should be surprised as we go on!
Firstly, the study of numbers and their importance, especially prophetically, is called Bible numerics. It is not called numerology. Please don’t use that term. Numerology is a Satanic, fortune-telling, occult practise.
The three original languages used to make up the Bible; Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, are alpha-numeric. In other words, the letters of the alphabet have a numeric value as well. So you can simply add up the value of a word. It’s also important to understand that numbers in the Bible have a meaning as well, which is derived from the uses of that number in the scriptures.
For example: 1=unity, 2=division, 3=trinity, 4=world and creation, 5=grace, 6=man under sin, 7=spiritual perfection, 8=resurrection and new creation. 9=finality, 13=rebellion, 40=probation, trial, 44=judgment, chosen people, 50=jubilee and deliverance, 70=spiritual power and order, 120=transition.
These numbers become more significant when expressed in double or triple although they keep their singular meaning. 4, 44, 444, 666, 777 and 888 all have major Biblical and prophetic significance.
Now let’s get to work.
The Hebrew word for blood is “däm,” (Strong’s H1818) which has a numeric value of 44. (This is also called the gematria of the word because it adds up to 44). This number, 4 is the number of the world and also the number of creation. The name Adam is derived from “däm”, so we have a connection here as well.
44 is also the number of “Judgement of the world”, being derived from numerous verses.
Do you see what we have so far? We have blood, having a gematria of 44 which is also the number of the judgment of the world. Let’s continue!
We are now at the end of the 4 blood-moon tetrad. The last of the four blood moons will be the shortest lasting 44 seconds.
Other important gematria counts coming to 44 include:
44 =Babylon. (In prophecy, Babylon is used as a type for the world system.)
44 =To crush, be wretched.
44 =He redeems.
44 =God’s chosen people.
The current President of the US, Obama is the 44th.
The word “Tribulations” appears 44 times in the Bible.
The Vatican occupies 44 hectares of Rome.
You can find more HERE
Jeremiah 44: The chapter deals with the rebellion of Israel and her restoration.
Psalm 44: The whole of this Psalm deals with the subject of God’s redemption of Israel. Verse 4-7: “You are my King, O God; Command victories for Jacob (Israel.)Through you we will push down our enemies; through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us...you have saved us from our enemies and put to shame those who hated us.”
Isaiah 44: The whole chapter deals with Israel’s redemption and restoration. It ends with verse 28 “He shall perform all My pleasure even saying to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be built’, and to the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.”
Now let’s look at 444:
444 is the gematria number of “Damascus”, the capital of Syria which according to the prophecy of Isaiah 17, will be left “a ruined heap” as it is totally destroyed in one day, by what appears to be a nuclear attack from Israel. It may not be nuclear, but will be so severe it will destroy Damascus and a number of other cities right into Jordan.
This prophecy has not yet occurred. Damascus is the oldest continuously surviving city in the world never to have been destroyed before. Its days are numbered – plastered with 444 all over it!
444 is also the number of trial. It is linked to the decree of Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, which starts the major prophecy of the 70 weeks of years of Daniel.
444 is also the gematria for the Hebrew words “shed blood” found in Leviticus 17:4.
Let’s draw all this together:
4 is the number of the created world. 44 is the number of judgement upon the world. 44 is the number of “blood.” We have 4 blood moons in the current tetrad due to end next month. 444 is the number of Damascus.
►Could we say that when Damascus falls, judgement and bloodshed will be upon the whole world? Could we say that Damascus is the big sign? Could we say that this final blood moon is a more powerful sign than most believe? Could we say that when all these things happen, the tribulation begins and although the Jews will face another Holocaust, this time they will face their Messiah in deliverance, salvation and victory?
I think you know the answer to those questions.
It’s worth bearing in mind that ancient Jewish tradition associates the battle of Gog and Magog (WW111) with the Feast of Tabernacles and the coming of their Messiah. This year Tabernacles falls on the 28th September the day of the final blood moon.
A Jewish Rabbi, named Vaknin and others associate the blood moon tetrad with the redemption of the Jewish people.
Now let’s have a brief look at 911:
We all know the association of 9/11 with the terror attacks in the US of 2001. It’s not coincidental that those events got tagged with 9/11 or simply 911.
9 is the number of finality and 11 is the number of chaos, disorder, confusion and judgement.
If you hover your mouse over these verses containing the “address” 911 you will see some interesting connections:
Hosea 9:11 Amos 9:11 Genesis 9:11 Nehemiah 9:11 Revelation 9:11 Jeremiah 9:11 Ezra 9:11 Isaiah 9:11 Zechariah 9:11 Deuteronomy 9:11 Joshua 9:11. The 911th chapter in the Bible is Haggai 2:6
Why mention this lot? Well 911 is coming up in a few weeks time again. Will it be significant? You tell me!
Shemitah / Jubilee cycles:
►I encourage you to have a look at the material by Rabbi Jonathan Chan on the Shemitah and the Jubilee.
On a Jubilee, slaves were to be set free, debts cancelled and land restored. It was the year of release and deliverance. Families were reunited and given a fresh lease on life.
I’ve always had a problem using the Jubilee calendar for predictive purposes, simply because we don’t have an accurate starting point. God has not counted Jubilees while Israel has been out of favour. In fact, God has not counted Jubilees throughout the church age.
But now Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has come along and pointed out that we do have a reliable Shemita count and a Jubilee must always follow the final year of a Shemitah cycle.
So now we can see where the Jubilees should be if God was counting them.
There are some excellent studies on Jubilee cycles and their relation to the 70-weeks of Daniel.
So now we have a Shemitah ending next month and a Jubilee following it. This just may be the most important Jubilee ever. It is the 120th since Adam and the 70th since the Exodus. It will be the 40th since the events of the cross. How about that for a convergence of important prophetic numbers!
This Jubilee begins as the Shemitah ends on September 23rd 2015. This is the Day of Atonement. This is a very significant time and could signal when the whole world begins to be restored to its original owner in a climatic seven year period called the tribulation.
The Jericho Jubilee:
Do you know what the name "Jericho" means? It means 'moon' or 'city of the moon'! Isn't that just so interesting! Now we have a connection with the blood moons.
There is one unfortunate bad translation of a word in the story of the fall of the Jericho. The words “ram’s horn” is the original word “Yobel,” and should be translated “Jubilee” or “Jubilee trumpet”. We know the story, as the trumpets were blasted the walls fell down and the city was destroyed.
This is a prophetic look in type at the fall of end-time Babylon, or the world-system in the seven year tribulation.
Joshua 6:25 outlines the story of Rahab who helped and hid the Israeli spies in the city of Jericho.
Let’s remember that Rahab the Gentile is almost universally recognised as a type of the Israel-friendly, but mostly Gentile church. And let’s also remember that she was removed from Jericho to a place of safety, before it fell. This is very powerful type of the pre-tribulation rapture.
Most importantly, and little known, is the powerful link between the Jubilee and the rapture in this story.
The false Jubilee:
The leader of the Catholic church, Francis will declare an “extraordinary Jubilee on December 8th 2015. It will be called the “Holy Year of Jubilee and Mercy.” According to him, “no one can be excluded from the mercy of God.” And this will be the theme of the Jubilee.
The Vatican expects millions of “Jubilee pilgrims to visit the “eternal city,” (eternal, like hell!) It will begin on the 8th December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and will last until November 20th 2016, the date when the “Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, is celebrated. Note that the true Jubilee begins on the Feast Day of Atonement! At the same time Francis will honour the 50th anniversary of the 1962-1965 Vatican 11 council.
This Council marked “the engagement with the world” of the church. It was also the Council in which the church started to develop “new relationships with other churches / religions. Hundreds of year of anti-Semitism was officially abandoned, paving the way for better relations with the Jews.
Jews, be very careful when the Catholic church wants to reconcile with you!
The stock market cycle:
World markets are a lot more important than most people believe. They filter through to and affect virtually every aspect of life, not just people who own stocks. Big stock market crashes have caused world recessions and the deaths of millions as a result of the ensuing poverty, disease and other things. The 1929 crash was a classical example. It led to the great depression of the 30s.
We are going to have major world economic upheavals beginning now, and intensifying as we move forward. The world’s economic situation is not falling out of bed. It is far from that. The biggest problem is a huge disparity between national debt and GDP. In other words debt levels of most countries are far, far too high and unsustainable.
Yes we are seeing a slow-down in China and other economies, when growth was expected. Forward looking markets have now got to adjust to the slow-down.
But it is not the underlying fundamentals that will suddenly crash in five minutes. The main driving force of world markets is psychology. It is the psychology of confidence in the future or lack of it that drives markets. The image above demonstrates this perfectly. This is the issue that can and will materialise in a day! That is the analysis of a crash. It is coming soon and it will be extreme and severe.
We have seen what would technically be called a crash (10% down in a very short time) occurring in China and a few other markets. But we have not yet seen a full blown crash in the US and some of the mature markets. We have also not yet seen a bear market, which is a sustained downward trend.
Right now we are at the “fear” mark on the graph above, but not yet at panic and capitulation.
We will see extreme volatility now as confidence gets shaken. We will see market bounces producing false buy signals. We will see a huge crash soon.
Bear in mind that major market moving factors due to world war, or even local wars have not come into the picture yet.
The world will be rocked and the climate will be set up for the antichrist to come in with his plans of financial control. Here are two staggering verses describing the ultimate controlling force of the antichrist:
Isaiah 10:12-13 “By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent; also I have removed the boundaries of the people and have robbed their treasuries; so I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth; and there was no one who moved his wing, nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”
The convergence of dates:
We are now at a place in history where many important dates and anniversaries are converging. We have just had the 100-year anniversary of WW1, the anniversary of the end of WW11, the A-bomb, and the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
We are at or near the 6000 year mark since Adam. We are very near to the terminal biblical generation in which end-time events must be wrapped up. We are in the significant blood-moons phase. We are seeing the beginning of the veil of spiritual blindness being lifted on the Jews. We are seeing Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, ISIS and others all starting to fulfil their prophetic roles.
It’s time to stock of your life! It’s time to get your life right with God and walk in holiness. It’s time to break your deep rooted connections with the world.
I dealt with some of these things in “preparing for the rapture”, in the previous edition, but I’ll just add a few more points.
There is a strong possibility that the rapture / tribulation period will begin next month. There are some things you may wish to put off until October – if we get there! Personally there are a number of things that for me can wait.
My doctor said I need to go on a diet, “the dog diet.” That can wait, (he says eating a cheesecake)! What’s the “dog diet”, you ask? Okay, the doctor says -you dish up your normal plate of food, divide it in half and with the palm of your hand, sweep one half onto the floor for the dog.
So my dog will be lucky and happy if we get to October, I won’t!
Then you need to adjust what you do, say and eat now. Imagine arriving at our fantastic “Lamb’s marriage feast” and having a big beautiful strong angel-waiter slap you on the head, because you ordered a ham sandwich!
Seriously though, it really is wise to get your life in order, surrender fully to our Lord and His word. Tell Him that love Him greatly and then show it by lining your life up.
Even though we have so many converging and dovetailing signs, numbers, and factors, let’s make room for the possibility that things may not turn out the way we expect. As always, get your life right. Repent and walk right with our Lord.
There are so, so many people I know personally who don’t have the slightest idea about any of these things at all. They are continuing on in cloud cuckoo land. They will soon find out that the cuckoo is none other than Satan!
It’s one thing to make a mistake and take the wrong turn, it’s quite another to take the wrong turn and go the wrong way all your life, believing you are right!
I took this picture from my tent, pitched out in the Namib Desert early in the morning. Those are Gemsbok (Oryx) off for a run.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 273. August 19th 2015
Preparing for the rapture:
Preparing for the rapture:
●In the next edition I’ll deal with some exciting things on the Jubilee and other factors on timing.
Unless you’ve been on planet Pluto, you would have seen all the material from numerous sources, some reputable and some not, of a possible rapture taking place on Rosh Hashanah (13th-14th September 2015).
There is much weighty evidence in favour of it. But, I must caution that we are commanded of God to watch and pray, and to be ready, but that there is a possibility that it may be next year or the year after, at the latest.
Put your faith, hope and trust in getting ready and watching. The other side of the story is the great tragedy of many Christians with no interest in eschatology. You listen to them talk and its all worldly talk. Not necessarily sin, just the continuous talk of a continuing world. These people are boring, have no spark or fire of God in their hearts.
Actually if you have no interest in end-times you will have a powerful interest in world now-times. You will not be ready and are will be in danger of being swamped by the spirit of the age.
When will the rapture occur, or not!
Before we get into the main subject matter of this edition, I must bring this to your attention. Please take this as a word of warning.
There is an enormous weight of evidence for the rapture taking place and the tribulation beginning at Rosh Hashanah this year (Next month). A lot of this evidence is valid, some is not. Personally I lean towards this year, because of this evidence and a few items of my own, which I have not shared yet.
There is however, one big problem with this year being it. I wish it were not so, but I must be lay all the cards on the table.
The missing trigger:
We are commanded to watch and pray for the coming of our Lord. We are commanded to know the signs. But we must also know what signs are missing.
The Bible is clear on what actually kicks off the tribulation period. The rapture would then need to occur at the same time.
It is the signing or confirming of a seven-year peace treaty between “the many” and Israel. The Bible also declares that this event reveals the antichrist.
Daniel 9:27 “Then he (antichrist) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week (of years).”
2 Thessalonians 2:6-8 “Now you know what is retraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; Only He who now restrains, will do so until He is taken out of the way and then the lawless one(antichrist) will be revealed, who the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.”
We have had numerous attempts to set up a peace treaty from the Oslo Accord to the current Two-State Solution. All have failed. Right now we do not have any sort of peace treaty or deal on the table with the Palestinians, Arabs, or any others and Israel.
We do have an upcoming event at the UN General Assembly in September. But this is only the presentation of an agenda and will not result in anything like a treaty of any sort coming about and being officially signed or confirmed in September.
This is the big problem. We don’t have the trigger on the horizon now. Could it come about? These days so many extreme things are happening that it could come about. It could come in a surprising unexpected form.
We can’t jump the gun! We will watch and see what, if anything materialises between now and September.
►Many other ducks are in a row for September, but I join many other prophecy watchmen in proclaiming caution right now.
If it is not this year, time is running out fast – very fast. I doubt that we can go further than 2017.
Preparation for the rapture:
There is one verse containing one principle that sticks out head and shoulders above all others.
Matthew 5:48 “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
Do you want to be ready? Good- Be perfect! Some are thinking I wish he didn’t say that! Actually I didn’t, God did and I really love it.
I love it because it so succinctly sums up the Christian life. You can’t do it. It’s impossible to live the Christian life. You can’t be perfect. So you may as well just give up. Ah, now we’re getting somewhere. You can’t live it in your own strength and self effort, but He can! Our Lord can live a perfect life in and through you if you would learn to get self out of the way.
As true believers we do have perfection in our re-born spirits. But the problem is working that from the inside to the outside or into the soul realm. This is called sanctification.
Of course this is an entire subject on its own, and a most liberating one, but we can take home the fact that as we die to self and decrease, He increases and lives His perfect life in us.
We can and must be perfect! If you do not aim at it you will never hit it!
Psalm 37:37 “Mark the blameless (perfect) man, and observe the upright; for the future of that man is peace.”
Proverbs 11:5 “The righteousness of the blameless (perfect) will direct his way aright, but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.”
Hebrews 6:1 “...Let us move on to perfection...”
●We must know the times. Do not be ignorant of the urgency of the hour. In fact it is an emergency!
●Prepare your heart, repent of all sin now. Get your life and proprieties right. Walk in surrender, humility and yielding to God.
●Walk in defiance to the ways of the world!
●Get your doctrine right fast. That means accepting and rejecting many things.
●Stand for Israel and let your life be an open door for the Jews and God’s plans for them.
●Stand fast in the fast-coming upheavals where everything that can be shaken will shake!
●Check your foundation!
●The Bible says that we are to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith.
●Take stock of your life!
The love of God and the love of Satan:
Today we are faced with many strong powerful delusions and deceptions, even sweeping unsuspecting Christians into the arms of Satan. We must know these things and how to deal with them in our preparation for eternity.
We must know how to differentiate between the love of God and the love of Satan.
The love of Satan is essentially of “another Jesus.” This different “Jesus” also operates in love. But this love is deceptive. It is love which is all inclusive with no separation between right and wrong, it has no judgement, no rebuke, discipline, correction, warning or severity.
The true love of God is the arch-enemy of the love of Satan. Those of this “other Jesus” hate those of the truth because true love rebukes, and demands correction and holiness. The love of Satan operates with no restraint. It includes and tolerates all manner of sin.
In the resurrection we will all be perfect! – Forever perfect, but we can tap into a good deal of it right now.
All those, especially those outside of the fullness of the Spirit are trying to be right and do good. What a miserable bunch they are. They’re trying to do the impossible in the energy of their own flesh and will fail with God for even trying. Then we come along and just die and then we’re perfect – viola!
In Messiah we have died yet are more alive than ever before. We lose life to save it. We are full of wisdom when our reason is defeated. We’re unworthy yet are of immense eternal value. We glory when we are wrong in the world’s eyes! We take up our cross daily, yet we are seated in heavenly places. We can of our own selves do nothing, yet we are more than conquerors. Death works wonderful, spectacular, magnificent, monumental eternal life in us.
Of course that makes us complete wacko’s. We die to live and be perfect!
The Christian’s real power comes from death. It is the “power of the resurrection”. Satan’s power is the power of life. One is automatically born into it, and all people are alive to it by birth. No dying required! The former has all the sin stripped out leaving you in holiness. The latter has all the sin still in it, but masquerading as good.
The power of cross-death is the way to holiness, while the way of co-life with the devil is the way full of sin, tolerance and relevance.
Satan’s power is the power of life. You don’t need to do anything to have it, just live as one with the world and you’ll have his power. Yes you can do it, yes you can, just do nothing but follow the crowd. Of course you will be following the world’s god under his power all the way to the “Great supper of God.”
The two great suppers:
The Revelation reveals two suppers that are coming up! One is in heaven and one on the earth. One is called “The Lamb’s marriage supper” and the other is called “The great supper of God.”
Here are the two suppers:
Revelation 19:7-9 “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, and 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. Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb...”
When you are invited to a very special marriage dinner, you would spend some time preparing before you go. This will be the dinner to end all dinners! It will be perfect in every sense. Only invited guests will go. In this case, the guests are also the ones married to our Lord. So it is exclusively for believes.
Some say that it’s a literal marriage supper, others that it’s allegorical. Either way, the message is clear; it’s only for true born-again believers
Now we come to the “great supper of God.” This is a supper of horror. Here we have a shocking look at the futile end of all the unbelievers of the world. It’s not a pretty picture. The end of this supper is the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20).
Revelation 19:17-19 “Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, ‘Come gather together for the great supper of God that you may eat the flesh of the kings and the flesh of the captains and the flesh of the mighty men and of the horses and those who sit on them and the flesh of all the people free and slave both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to make war against him who sat on the horse and against His army.’”
In much of my conservation work in the wilds of Africa, I have often sat watched and photographed vultures at a carcass. Lions are messy eaters. They leave half their dead prey. The vultures come screaming in, sometimes 50 or more at a time. They tear, devour and strip down an entire animal to clean bones in a flash. It’s a staggering experience!
Note the people at this horror-supper. They are kings, (political leaders), captains, mighty people, horse riders (military men), all people free and slave and the small and great. That’s representative of the whole world, excluding true Christians.
This supper of God is a picture of devouring. It is symbolic of the end of evil and the destruction of those who did it their way. It is the gruesome horror-end of all the people of the world who rejected God and his ways. It is the savage end of all those who rejected us Christians with our “offensive” holiness.
Note that this savage supper does not end in a democratic vote on sin. It does not end in reconciliation. It does not end in the love of forgiveness, sitting on the patio drinking coffee together. It’s all too late for that.
After this supper there is nothing left. This is the final great eternal “I told you so.” The end of all those who tried to devour us will be devoured. Then comes the eternal lake of fire!
Note however that this horror “supper of God” comes after our marriage supper. This devouring supper is on the earth and is in fact simply another view, in type, of the events of the Second Coming. This supper is on earth at the end of the tribulation, ours is in heaven before this one and before the end of the tribulation!
That necessitates a pre-tribulation rapture.
The chapter goes on to describe the beast (antichrist) and the false prophet and the kings of the earth being cast into the lake of fire. At the end of the Millennium which follows these events, we see all these individuals still in the lake of fire where they have been for a thousand years. Satan himself is then cast into this eternal hell.
Luke 12:36 “Be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately.”
(It can be argued from this verse and the preceding verses that our Lord is speaking here to Jewish disciples (verse 22) implying that “when He returns from the wedding” with the church, the tribulation saints will be ready for Him.
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.
Preparing for the great supper of God:
You don’t need an invitation to this supper. Actually you will be the supper and you won’t come back from it – ever.
Those present will be kings, queens, celebrities, VIP’s of all types. It will be the rich and the poor, the wise and the fools. It will be one or more of your own family. It will be your friend and neighbour. It will be all those who neglected their spiritual lives and believed that they were okay, because some minister in a frock told them so.
This terrible supper will have a great many church ministers presiding over it, saying grace, and serving the antichrist, the false prophet and a host of demons.
To prepare for this terrible supper you just need to arrive with all supporting views of LGBT, homosexual rights, your beliefs on abolition, abortion, disciplining children, interfaith, and all the evil ways of the world.
God is about to turn the heat up:
We all know, (or should) that the seven feasts of the Lord will all be fulfilled. The first four have been fulfilled in the events surrounding the cross, bringing us to Pentecost. This is symbolised in the flames of the image above. The final three will be fulfilled in the events shortly to unfold.
The next to be fulfilled is the Feast of Trumpets, also called Rosh Hashanah and also called the “feast of which no one knows the day or hour.” This is because it begins on the sighting of the new moon. For this reason the feast takes place over two days.
It is 100% impossible that the remaining three feats will not be fulfilled. The Feast of Trumpets will be fulfilled at the end of the church age (Pentecost) and the start of the seven year tribulation period. This would place the rapture right at the start.
This means that seven years of absolute hell on earth is about to begin. The tribulation is the closing of the Old Covenant dispensation, or Daniel’s seventy weeks, which means that God is about to turn the heat up in a major way. I have done the calculations and they show that over four billion people will die vicious and violent deaths.
Most importantly, this also means that there is very little time remaining for believers to get their lives right!
The good news is that you can get ready and be ready now! You can completely repent and cleanse yourself of all sin now and be perfect now.
Get your priorities right. I can’t and won’t tell you what to do in this regard, but I’ll share with you what I am doing. You must do what you feel led to do.
There are some things that I’m delaying until October in case we get to October. Non essential things like buying new shoes can wait. Other things I’m continuing to do as always. Many are “prepping”. In other words they’re stocking up with food. They are proclaiming that they’re going through the tribulation!
If you believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, you have the most glorious, unimaginable marriage supper coming up – you won’t need rotten ugly, lousy, tinned baked beans.
Sure, stock up if you see food supplies drying up before we get to the tribulation / rapture.
What happens if it’s not this year?
To the critics of us end-time watchmen, and to the “no one knows the time” brigade, I have this rebuke for you. What you are saying is “continue as normal in the world. Don’t bother with all this alarmist stuff. Don’t watch! What you are saying is continue to “find your life in the world.””
Your message is more dangerous than you know.
If we are wrong about the very soon coming of our Lord, what have we lost if we suddenly got radical for our Lord and got sin out of your lives? We have lost nothing. We have gained immensely and eternally.
It is in fact you who have lost, because you have discouraged people from watching and being ready. You have gained nothing but the cow-dung of the world. Oh yes, and you are so boring.
It is you, end-time critics and scoffers who have lost a most incredible opportunity to get your slothful lives out of the mire.
If it’s not this year, we will watch and pray and look for all the reasons. We will always watch!
I would love for the rapture to be in September. I am still leaning towards it. But the missing trigger is a major issue, which may throw a spanner in the works. Just keep that in the back of your mind.
All I can safely say is – stay tuned, be tuned into our Lord. Be ready, but also be ready to change expectation until 2016 or 2017. Walk in holiness; be separate from the thinking and ways of the world.
I took this picture in the beautiful orange dunes of the Namib Desert. This is an ancient Camel Thorn tree, some 2000 years old.
If you want to see some pictures of this desert click HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 272. August 12th 2015
Do you see it, do you hear it?
Do you see it do you hear it?
There are always two conflicting words out there. The word of the living God has been delivered and is always alive now through His Spirit. It’s always available to those who meet the conditions. The word of the god of this world, Satan is also always out there and available, no conditions needed!
Which word do you hear? Who do you see at work in these days of unfolding prophecy?
There’s a reason why people see and hear only one.
The unsaved automatically hear the word of their god and can’t hear the word of the living God.
Believer, try as you may, you can’t know God, see Him, understand Him without certain conditions being met. Oh yes you can know general things about Him, but that deep sustaining revelation only comes to the few!
You can scream the odds against that, but the better thing to do is become one of the few!
First of all let me clear up the one thing that rattles the cages of many. Yes salvation is free, but the salvation of the soul is not!
It is vitally, critically important to know, hear and see the Spirit of God at work today....more so than ever before.
Global deception is here already.
It is impossible for many people to see or hear the things of God in these days because they have been twice blinded.
Isaiah 44:18 "They do not know nor understand, for He (God) has shut their eyes so that they can't see and shut and darkened their hearts so that they can't understand." (The context of this verse relates to false worship and idolatry.)
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 "Our gospel is hidden to them that are lost in whom the god of this world (Satan) has blinded the eyes of them who believe not."
Talk about being blinded! Here we have people whom God has blinded for many reasons. They have also been blinded by Satan from seeing the road to salvation.
Let’s dig a bit deeper:
There are far too many verses dealing with spiritual blindness and the causes to list here. So what I’ve done for you benefit, is list just a few of these verses. For the sake of space, I’m not writing them out. Just hover your mouse over them to see the full verses.
I’ve then compiled one big profound statement extracted from the verses.
Exodus 23:1-2 , Exodus 23:32-33, Job 38:15, Jeremiah 1:16, Jeremiah 2:21, Jeremiah 6:10, Jeremiah 6:17-19, Jeremiah 8:9, 2, Jeremiah 13:15-16, Chronicles 36: 15-16, Zechariah 7:12-13, Romans 1:26-28, Romans 2:8, Isaiah 1:15, Isaiah 28:2, Isaiah 44:18, Isaiah 57:20-21, Isaiah 59:2, Isaiah 59:8.
A most powerful compilation from these verses:
If you forsake God or His word, or His messengers, you will be full of wickedness, sin and evil. If you harden your heart and turn a deaf ear to our Lord, you will become dark and degenerate and God will not hear you. You will become an unrighteous witness. If you embrace idolatry and exchange the truth of God for the lies of the world, both God and Satan will blind your eyes and minds. If you are self-seeking, with no fear of God in you, your future is terror, disaster and destruction. If you are disobedient to the truth, and are lacking in faith and do not endure, you will go down the crooked path with no light, no peace, stumbling along and becoming ensnared by sin and unrighteousness.
I’ve compiled the answer to these problems from other verses:
It is Godly sorrow that leads to repentance. It is the wilful choosing of the fear of the Lord that draws Him to you and opens the eyes of your understanding and comprehension of the scriptures. It is walking in the beauty of holiness that empowers you, giving you endurance. It is being separate from sin and the ways of the world that endears you to our Lord and causes you to be fruitful. It is walking in humility before God that causes His grace to fall on you. Being upright opens to you the secret council of God.
The importance of seeing, knowing and hearing God’s word on Israel:
The entire issue surrounding Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people is not only about them. It is about you! You will rise or fall depending on what you see now! The fence of division is rising higher and higher and you will fall one side or the other. You spiritual future depends on what you see now!
Great, powerful spiritual forces are at work and we can’t see them. The entire issue is spiritual first and physical second. Leaders of demon forces – generals so to speak, are at work in the unseen realm.
God has revealed his plans clearly for all to see in His word and made them alive by His Spirit.
We are right on the doorstep of the Middle East exploding:
Do you know how wrong the world is and its church? Do you know how ignorant most people are on this subject?
Just take the following word meaning as an example!
The word ‘Palestinian’ in Hebrew is “Plishtim” which means “Occupier” or “thief”! The name in Greek is the word “Peleshet” and means “migrant invader”.
Neither the original Philistines nor the modern Palestinians were born in the land of Israel.
If you listen to the mass media and their church, you would have thought that Israel is the “occupier” and “thieves of Palestinian land”!
Do you see it? The Bible proclaims the exact opposite!
The two-state solution is another perfect example of a massive delusion, contradicting God to His face! (Joel 3:2).
Goliath of Gath:
Goliath of the city of Gath is believed to be a myth just like Noah and his Ark according to many, or should we say most! Even many Christians see Bible stories like this as allegorical. The story is found in 1 Samuel 17:4-23.
A week ago, a giant gate was unearthed at the recently discovered remnants of the city of Gath, the home of Goliath and numerous other giants of the day. The archaeological discover is important because it goes to proving that the city did exist and it was the home of giants.
The meaning of name Goliath (Gala) is found in Strong’s H1555. It means “splendour”. Some Lexicons list the meaning as “to remove”.
Goliath in his splendour tried to remove David and the children of Israel. We know the story: David picked up five stones (five is the number of grace.) One of those five stones backed by the grace of God brought down the giant.
Gath was a Philistine city. It was a city of giants. Gath comes from the root word “Gat” meaning “winepress”. (Strong’s H1661) ”. This has Armageddon connotations!
1 Chronicles 20:6-8 reveals that another giant of the city of Gath who had 12 fingers and 12 toes defied Israel. Jonathan, the son of Shimea David’s brother killed him.
Goliath and the giants of Gath were Philistines. The name Palestinian is a transliteration of the word Philistinos. The Philistines were undoubtedly Arabs. Today it would be no injustice to align the Philistines with today’s Arab Palestinians.
The Bible also identifies Goliath the fateful number 666. He was six cubits tall, had six pieces of armour and his sword weighed six hundred shekels of silver. In contrast, the believer has seven items of spiritual armour. Seven is the number of perfection.
Muslims believe 666 to be a holy number. In fact there’s much linking the Quran and Allah to 666.
Why is this important now?
The “winepress” has just been discovered! The gate to Gath has risen from the dust. Goliath is arising again, linked with 666 again. The giant of world opinion against diminutive David (Israel) is getting louder and louder, fuelled by Mr. 666.
David will again destroy Goliath in these last days. Israel backed by God’s plan will finally bring down the Palestinians backed by their false god. It’s all about to explode onto the world stage now.
Isaiah 34:5 “For My sword shall be bathed in heaven; indeed it shall come down on Edom, (original home of most Palestinians) and on the people of My curse for judgement.”
The world has learnt nothing from the story of David and Goliath. The world and its church are totally blind to it all even though they are the real “giants” ready to attack again. The “giants” of world opinion, the giant size of the Arab nations surrounding Israel and all the giant enemies of Israel are doomed. It’s always been that way!
David represents Israel, but also our Messiah, while Goliath and the Philistines represent the Palestinians backed by the whole world. Goliath also represents the world in all its proud glory and its blind rebellion to God.
Yes, the stone of David’s sling will again bring down giant opposition to Israel. But another stone will soon bring down all the kingdoms of this world!
Daniel 2:31 speaks of the beauty of Nebuchadnezzar’s giant image / statue. It says it that this great image was full of “splendour”. Do you see the parallels with Goliath?
The image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream represents the empires of the world through the ages. A stone, just like with Goliath, brings it down. This stone is none other than our Lord at His return!
Nebuchadnezzar’s statue represents the destruction of the world at the Second Advent of our great Jewish Messiah, while Goliath represents the destruction of the Arab world coming against Israel.
David represents Israel today while Nebuchadnezzar’s giant represents the whole word. David’s stone represents the will, word and plan of God, while the stone destroying Nebuchadnezzar’s giant is our Lord and saviour at the Second Advent – no one will escape.
The odds of the unsaved world escaping eternal destruction and judgment are zero. The odds of the Palestinians overthrowing God’s word are zero. But Israel will very soon make its biggest mistake ever, although it will be short-lived.
Tragically, the world backed by its god will soon force or trick Israel to make a fateful covenant with the one who will be revealed as the antichrist in the process!
Look at what God says about making covenants against His will.
Exodus 23:32-33 “You shall make no covenant with them, or with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. If you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
Exodus 34:11-14 “Observe what I command you this day. Behold I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. You shall destroy their alters, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images, for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous is a jealous God.”
God is about to turn up the heat:
This time period is characterised by the final death throes of Satan in his conflict with the living God. It is a time when this great battle, invisible to us, manifests all around us in the world.
It is a time of mass confusion, and mass falling away of believers. It is also a time of great victory for many believers and the mass salvation of Jews and Gentiles.
It is the time of Bible prophecy unfolding and escalating like never before. It is a time of war and destruction as the worldwide call for peace grows stronger. It is the time of stress, desperation and despair in the lives of many.
What if the world is wrong?
What if the word of the world is wrong and God’s word is right?
That little statement has enormous implications for most people in this world today. They have been led astray and made slaves of god of the world and they can’t even see it!
What if the world led by its god Satan is wrong? Many think that there’s safety in numbers. They think that the world must be right, because they have the majority in their camp! What if this assumption is wrong? What if you have been on the wrong road all along and God is right?
What a frightening thought!
As a believer you can chose to hate your life in the world or hate the life God has laid out for you.
If all your life you have believed that 2+2=5 because someone told you so, imagine the shock of discovering that 2+2=4! Although you would feel like an idiot when you actually see it, this is nothing compared to the shock that many will have when they discover that God and His word was absolutely right all along and your entire life’s belief system and journey has been wrong.
You will discover that truth is truth. Everyone will. There is no greater truth than that! It all depends when you discover it. If it is one second after you step into eternity, it is too late. If it is one second before you die and you manage to call on our Lord in repentance, you will be very lucky indeed.
It’s actually quite humiliating discovering that you have been wrong on something that you were very sure you were right about. Most people have thrown their lives away.
►So what are some of the big things the world is wrong about? They are the big things the Bible is clear and strong on. Homosexuality is wrong, condemned and judged in both the Old and New Covenants. Abortion is murder according to the Bible. The abolition of the death penalty is wrong. Failure to physically discipline young children is wrong. Appeasement of the Palestinians is wrong. The Two-State solution is wrong.
The world’s course / agenda is a world of peace, but without sin removed.
To create world unity and peace the world’s way, you must remove judgement, severity, separation, restraint, holiness and the like so that it can all unify with sin, evil, error and all that is of the god of the world.
There are two types of unity. One is unity with God, His word and ways of love, holiness and purity. The other is unity with man and his word and ways of love, sin and evil. One is heaven bound the other is hell bound.
People will always look for the cheap way to God, the easy way with no price to pay. They never find or enter the depths of experience with our Lord and are vulnerable to falling away or backsliding as a result. In these days you need some depth of root.
God’s word contains everything that we need in life. It defines holiness, sin, evil error, truth, and instructions in righteousness. It includes within its pages the victory of all victories, the cross and its power. If you cast down or water down God’s word these are the things that you will battle with.
The world church’s Bible is nearly the same as God’s Bible. It has all the verses on love, unity, peace, forgiveness, tolerance and mercy. But it has all the verses on correction, severity, judgement, discipline and separation removed.
If you change or water down any doctrine of Messiah, what happens is that you will have to remove many other verses or at least ignore them, because so much of God’s word is inter-connected. What will also happen is you will have to add the word of the god of the world in its place!
The world’s word has a powerful unseen but evil authority behind it.
The world church’s Bible enshrines the word of CNN, BBC, Sky, NBC, ABC, Hollywood, entertainers, authors, academics and educated intellectuals, the opinions of housewives sitting around a restaurant table, the opinions of work friends and neighbours. In fact the world’s Bible includes the opinions of everyone outside of true Spirit-led biblical Christianity.
The world church’s Bible has no end-time prophecy in it because it is world-now, focused.
The world church’s Bible allows undisciplined children to rule the roost at home. It tolerates and even encourages Jezebel wives and daughters.
A tragic testimony:
A friend of mine whom I’ve known for many years always appeared to be a strong a believer. After her marriage fell apart, her spiritual life also began to shake. Suddenly, out of the blue, she started questioning even the Bible’s basics.
On the brink of suicide she went to see a secular psychologist. By now she had forsaken much of God’s word and council as she stepped onto a slippery slope. Things went from bad to worse quickly. She then started talking about metaphysics and other practises of spirit strange spirits. Right now she is a total wreck.
Coming great repentance:
For many it will all be too late and for many they will carry on motivated, empowered and led by Satan himself, headlong into conflict with God.
But many people, in fact great masses, will soon turn in repentance to our Lord. What is it that causes people to repent? It is the goodness of God, but it also judgment and shaking of everything once secure.
We don’t know if the goodness of God or the severity of God will cause someone to repent. So what’s the best option? Present both!
Psalm 145:18 “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”
Trying to prove other wrong and yourself right seldom works, but when people see and understand truth, that is what gets them!
I created this picture from one of my originals taken in Botswana, in honour of the rhino, currently on the brink of extinction thanks to the psychopathic hunters and savage poachers. They are being slaughtered at one every eight hours.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 271. August 5th 2015
Peace is coming on the wings of war:
Peace is coming on the wings of war:
Peace is coming to this world on the wings of world war and on the destruction of peace!
World peace is coming when war ends and humanistic, man-made peace efforts end, and the whole world bows the knee and submits to the Lordship of Yeshua the Messiah, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the true everlasting God...and not before.
What is peace?
The peace I’m referring to is real true, lasting, deep-peace with God. It is unattainable or even unknowable to all those outside of the kingdom of God.
Peace with God through the new-birth is exclusive for those born of the Spirit of God, through the blood and cross of Messiah, but there is a further aspect to this incredible peace. It will endure forever in eternal holiness, purity and perfection and it is incorruptible.
We as believers can experience this peace now, but not in its fullness yet.
This great peace is coming immediately after Armageddon. The Millennium will be a time of universal peace, but still not complete yet. After the Millennium, we go into the “eternity of eternities” where this powerful all-encompassing peace has its full manifestation forever.
This wonderful peace will infuse the universe after the destruction of Satan, sin, evil and all that is opposed to the true living God, including all man-made, worldly peace efforts.
Peace is coming on the destruction of war and peace:
At the Second Coming, our Lord destroys all enemies on this earth. All the unsaved will be cast from the earth to hell. This is obviously the end of all war except for a brief season at the end of the Millennium.
Peace, as a result of the end of war is obvious. But what about peace as a result of the end of peace?
The world’s religions, politicians and think-tanks believe that they can create world peace by coming together in unity, or by spreading love, or by decree, or covenant, or by the ringing of “peace bells” or by appeasement and capitulation, or concession-making.
They believe that they can create world peace by acquiring the nuclear bomb as a defensive deterrent. Islam believes it can create world peace by killing all opposition to itself. Some nations believe that they can create world peace by control and domination.
The world’s peace merchants are in effect fighting God. They are trying to rebuild Babel.
All the world’s top politicians, academics and religion leaders are humanists and destined for destruction. God will bring war and great tribulation into all man’s great, futile efforts to make a world of peace.
It is only through the shed blood of the Lamb and the cross of Calvary that you can create any form of peace. But the world will learn this too late.
The world will soon scream for God’s help, but he will not help the devil. In fact, He will laugh!
Proverbs 1:25-29 “Because you 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. When your terror comes like a storm and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call on Me and I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but will not find Me...They did not choose the fear of the Lord.”
Psalm 2:4 “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord will scoff at them. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure
Peace signs and symbols:
The peace sign originated in Satanism thousands of years ago. It was a sign of surrender, weakness and defeat ending in death. It was called the “death rune”. “Rune” is an occult word for hidden signs and symbols with mysterious, magic significance or properties.
So powerful was this death rune (peace sign) that it was forbidden from being used in public at one point.
It was only much later, when it was used to represent world peace. World peace symbols are not limited to peace signs. They also include world peace bells, world peace flags and sculptures.
The peace sign has had many associations. It was called the “Nero cross”, the sign of the “broken Jew”, the sign of “death to Christians”, the “sign of the antichrist”, the “crow’s foot”, the “witches foot”, “the gesture of despair” and and of course, the sign of “world peace”.
Throughout the last 2000 years the peace sign has symbolised hatred for Christians and Jews. This association originated when the Roman Emperor Nero crucified the Jew, Peter the apostle, upside down. This was at Peter’s request, but it was Nero who performed the act plus many thousands more.
Nero was one of the most evil mass-murderers of all time. He was known for his hatred and torture of the early, mostly Jewish church. He started the first Roman-Jewish war in 66 AD. This led to the sign becoming identified with the broken and murdered Jew.
The peace sign is an upside down cross with the two arms broken downwards. This represents the rejection of the cross of Calvary and is one of the reasons for it being associated with the death of Christians.
The symbol has also been associated with communism and atheism.
The sign was believed to have magical properties and was used in pagan incantations. In Germany it was used by Hitler as part of the inscription on graves of SS officers and in other Nazi events.
The big bottom-line is that the peace sign symbolises peace without God and the destruction of Christians and Jews– an eternal impossibility!
Over time the peace sign took on its present meaning and association, which is world peace. But within its many uses are all the trappings of Satan himself.
It represents worldly peace, outside of the cross. It is therefore full on sin and its peace is rotten to the core.
The peace sign and the broken Jew:
The upside down cross with the arms broken downwards, representing the rejection of the cross of our Messiah, became known as the sign of the broken Jew. In 66AD Nero launched a gruesome war against the Jews. He slaughtered and tortured masses of Jews.
The Romans believed that if they could get rid of the Jews they could rule the world and set up world peace. As you are aware, one of Hitler’s goals was to set up a Nazi millennium of peace. But the Jews stood in his way, because of their “imperfections.”
The peace sign and the A-bomb:
In the 1950’s the peace sign became one of the logos for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and later the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The two arms facing down now symbolise arms down in the military sense.
The image above shows the Naval Code of Semaphore. The signals displayed here are N and D (Nuclear Disarmament), which when put together, form the peace-sign. This is why it was used as their logo.
The peace sign and the homosexual:
The rainbow peace flag was first designed in 1913 during the troubles that led to WW1. It was supposed to convey the idea of the universal brotherhood of man and the universal fatherhood of God. It then became the flag of the Universal Peace Congress and then the World Peace flag. It was also adopted by the American Peace Society.
In the 1950s the same rainbow flag was used in conjunction with a peace sign as in the image above signifying world peace after WW11.
Isn’t it interesting that the rainbow flag originally meant world peace and is now the flag of the homosexual. They also believe that their way is the way to a new world order of peace! I think you know where we’re going with this! Read on my friends.
The rainbow first appeared in the sky at the end of the flood of Noah – God’s judgement on the sin-filled world.
The flood destroyed the unrighteous, producing world peace albeit for a short time. The Ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat, which means “the end of the curse.” The name Noah means “rest”.
So if you want to glorify the rainbow flag, remember that it is directly associated with judgement, and this rest and peace comes after judgement. That’s all a type of the work of the cross. It ends the curse and produces true peace in a new world.
The judgement and destruction of the world by the flood of Noah was also a type of the judgement of Armageddon, still to come.
The World Peace Bell:
There are over 20 World Peace Bells around the world. They were dedicated and rung for the first time in 1999. Their purpose is to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Peace-Bell officials believe that the ringing of the bells around the world at the same time draws attention to universal human rights, which they believe is the way to world peace.
The United Nations and world peace:
The statue above stands in front of the UN building in New York. On the side is an inscription from the Bible:
Isaiah 2:4 “They will beat their swords into ploughshares.”
But they obviously don’t know their Bibles!
Joel 3:9-10 “Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men...Beat your ploughshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears.”
Did you note that these two verses above proclaim the exact opposite of each other?
The Joel verse comes first my friends. This is talking about the campaign of Armageddon. The Isaiah verse of universal peace is a Millennium verse!!
Sorry UN, your statue is a gigantic lie of the devil. It should be blown up!
Isn’t it interesting that the UN thinks world peace is coming through the two-state solution and the giving of land to the Palestinians. This is the way God says is the way to Armageddon! So much for the UN’s world peace efforts! (Joel 2:3).
September 2015 and world peace:
●September 21st is the International Day of World Peace, declared by the UN. Peace bells will be rung around the world. Attempted, temporary cease-fires will be organised in conflict zones. People will be encouraged to wear white peace-doves.
●On September 19th and 20th the Peace Foundation will be hosting an international “World Without War” campaign. This also marks the centenary of WW1. An international call for a “culture of peace” will go out.
●The World Council of Churches will begin the “World Week for Peace in Palestine” from the 20th to the 26th of September. Their objective is for “action in support of an end to the ‘illegal occupation’ of Palestine by Israel.” The theme will be entitled “God has broken down the dividing walls.”
●On September 18th the Geneva Peace Talks will host their conference this time entitled “It’s Time for Peace.” This public event will be held in Geneva and will be aimed at producing “peace now and into the future.”
●On the 18th and 19th September Just Peace will be hosting a large peace festival at the Hague. It will include a “peace run”, “peace in the park”, a “peace motor rally” and more.
Most people want peace in their world and their lives. There’s nothing wrong with that. But how do you get to world peace or even peace in your own life? There are two ways. One is the way of Satan and the world system and the other, the way of God.
Satan, working through fallen man, political leaders and the religious elite, has tried to bring about world peace many times. Each time God has destroyed their efforts.
You can’t have world peace or peace with God when your world is full of sin. The only way to have true deep lasting peace is to destroy sin and all else originating from Satan in your world! Only the cross can do that.
Other important things for 2015:
●Francis has declared a jubilee of peace and mercy for the world and the Catholic church to begin on December 8th 2015 and to run through to November 20th 2016. (This is a counterfeit jubilee in every sense.)
●The new Jubilee (real) begins on September 23rd. There have been 40 jubilees since the ascension of our Lord. 40 is the number trial or testing, which signifies the end of testing and beginning of mass salvation for the Jews.
●The 70th Session of the United Nations begins on September 15th. On the agenda will be the recognizing of a Palestinian State using the 1967 borders and with a divided Jerusalem as the capital of both. 70 is an important number prophetically.
●The Shemitah ends on September 13th which is also Rosh Hashanah.
●September 28th sees the fourth and final blood-moon tetrad.
The fiery end of peace efforts:
The many peace signs, symbols and meetings are all consistent in that they presume you can have world peace, mans way, without the cross of Messiah. Over 4 billion people will soon die in the tribulation period. That’s God’s response to all of man’s peace efforts.
God always warns before He brings judgement. He is warning now! No world peace is coming man’s way. World war is coming soon and the destruction of all man’s peace efforts. Modern man’s God-defying pride has blinded his eyes and filled his mouth with cow-dung.
Every peace sign is a lie of the devil. They are all doomed to an eternal fiery hell, while our Lords great peace sign, the cross of Calvary stands forever!
Sick, diseased love and peace:
The Bible talks of those who are the “enemies of the cross of Messiah”. They are not enemies of Yeshuah. They would call themselves Christians. But they are enemies of the cross and its workings in our lives. Perhaps the majority of Christians today are enemies of the cross!
Enemies of the cross are those who walk in, teach and practice love and peace. “Yes you can” is their motto. You can do it!
►The cross is a great killer. It is the great eliminator. It is a deadly instrument from which you do not walk away. The cross kills good, bad and all sin. It purifies your life and eliminates evil. Then it produces resurrection life, which is pure and holy. It strips out and kills all that is of the evil one, including humanistic good, love and peace.
The cross killed and eliminated the sin of our Lord Yeshua! Oh yes it did. Yes, He was without sin, but on the cross He became sin for us! It was the work of the cross that produced the absolute 100% purity required in the resurrection, now imparted into our hearts to us as a free gift.
Without the cross you can have love and peace, but it is a sick love and diseased peace. It is full of tolerance and relevance and all that originates in the evil one.
You can’t cleanse your life by taking yourself to the dry cleaner! You can’t pick yourself up by your shoelaces. You can’t cleanse your life by any form of human effort, simply because human effort doesn’t crack it with God. Human effort can’t kill sin!
You can’t turn over a new leaf in your life and try to be better, because the other side of the leaf is also full of poisonous hidden disease.
When you wilfully embrace the cross and say to God – “I give up, here I am”, He says,” “thank you very much, now I can work with you”. When you allow the taking up of your cross to strip you down to the level of a crushed worm, you are on the right road to glory!
Today many people think that they can be right with God, by their own effort and sidestep their cross. Sorry, that makes you an enemy of the cross and a pure counterfeit.
You can only have world peace outside of God by extracting the teeth of the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
Great, eternal, deep, incorruptible peace:
This is the amazing, spectacular, wonderful end result of our Christian lives. It is a peace beyond our wildest imagination and all of our understanding. It is peace on the destruction of all that originated from Satan and his kingdom. It is peace on the far side of the cross and purified by the cross, eternal and incorruptible.
Philippians 4:7 “The peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Yeshuan Messiah.”
Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have those that love your word, and nothing causes them to stumble.”
Isaiah 54:10 “The mountains shall depart and the hills shall be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed...”
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
You can’t create lasting peace in your own mind with your own intellect, schemes and ideas. It will all come crashing down sooner or later. But you can create lasting deep peace in your own life by going God’s way.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled or afraid.”
On a number of journalistic occasions I have had the misfortune of dealing with people working for humanistic world peace. I have always felt dirty afterwards and the need to take a shower. A dark horror always lurks in those corners!
Of course I’m not suggesting war rather than peace, although there is a time for war. But I am, as always, suggesting an incredible spectacular, but separated exclusive life of and in Messiah.
The one single big characteristic about this point in time is universal stress, trouble, upheaval, despair, torment and emptiness...and it’s about to all go into overdrive!
At the same time oceans of deep, Godly peace, love and joy are evident in the lives of many believers walking along God’s path.
I’m an ex-hippie, so I know all about the peace signs, the music and the culture. A lot of it was fun, but it was all rooted in the devil. I would not swop where I am now for all the pure gold peace signs in the world.
I took this picture along the banks of the lake Moremi in the wilds of the Okavango – Botswana.
You can see more pictures of this beautiful place HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!