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Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
15th January 2021
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Who owns your truth?
Jeremiah 2:11-13 “Has a nation changed its gods, which are not gods? But My people have changed their glory, for what does not profit. Be astonished O heavens at this, and be horribly afraid. Become very desolate says the Lord. For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters and hewn for themselves broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
Many people are at a crossroad right now. Which way they go will bring them great victory or deep darkness!
Jeremiah 13:15-16 “Hear and give ear; do not be proud, for the Lord has spoken. Give glory to the Lord your God, before He causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and while you are looking for the light, He turns it into the shadow of death and makes it dense darkness.”
Job 21:14 “They say to God, ‘depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.’”
We have a growing divide right now between the godless liberal left and those that stand for a nation under God. The divide is actually correct, because “two can’t walk together unless they be agreed.”
O f course political parties don’t agree that’s normal, but all should agree on one ultimate authority and provider of truth – God and His word. The basic principles of the virtues of God should be held in esteem above the law of the land or politicians in all nations.
The removal of the word of God from society places it in godless jeopardy with Satan and his word now the authority. Pelosi is a good example of that. So many things get removed from society when the Bible is removed including the all important four swords revealed in the Bible:
●The sword of murder, ●the sword of Capital punishment, ●the sword of war, ●the sword of the Spirit.
If you remove the Bible’s definition of murder (homicide) it sends a message of tolerance with crime and destroys deterrence. If you remove the sword of capital punishment, you meet out injustice to the victim. If you remove the sword of war, you create a nation of push-over pacifists. If you remove the sword of the Spirit, you remove the authority of the believer and make him defenceless.
This is the way to weaken a nation right at its foundation. It is the way of liberals!
You need to be aware of this and the intensifying evil spirits at work otherwise, you are in big danger.
The great reset will produce the great eternal regret at the end of the day.
You can attack the truth, but remember, God owns the truth. You are attacking Him. The Bible may bleed for a few seconds, but it will be you who will eventually and eternally!
God owns the truth, and if the truth is in you are owned by Him and are unshakable, safe and secure. The truth is unbreakable and unchangeable. It will break those who try to break it, it always does.
The political mayhem is one side of the present day troubles. The mutating virus is the other. Both are changing the very face of the world right before us.
On top of the socio-political upheavals on the go, the virus is mutating and spreading faster than before. These things are all causing great stress in the world.
►Will things return to normal? Absolutely not! A vaccine is not a substitute for repentance. You can’t take a pill or get a vaccination to remove the results of the disease of sin! (I am in no way coming against those who take the vaccine. I’m talking generally)
Will God accept a vaccination instead of repentance?
Things can only return to normal if we are far from the whole end-time train rolling in. We are not far, but very close to the whole picture unfolding.
Why is God calling loudly for repentance now through so many of His voices? It is because time is running out fast and He wants people as holy as possible, ready for heaven at the rapture. He is also preparing Israel for a sudden return to holiness, so that they can be effective witnesses and evangelists in the tribulation period.
It’s also because the world’s wickedness has gone into overdrive and is speeding up. It’s because of where we are on the grand prophetic calendar.
(By the way, I have some incredible revelation of some familiar verses on the rapture and Israel, which I will share soon. It will destroy some deeply held, but incorrect views.)
Don’t you think it’s interesting that the church has failed in her commission to the Jew, while the Jew in the tribulation will be very successful in taking the gospel to the Gentile!
The big reason for the rapture is not the great escape, although that is quite true. It is to bring in the last Gentile and then see the veil removed as the gospel goes to the Jew.
Matthew 23:37-38 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often have I want to gather your children together like a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. But you were not willing! See your house is left to you desolate.”
When Bible prophecy is on the march, what a terrible thing to be left behind and right out of it, with no idea of its existence and relevance!
►1 Thessalonians 5:20 “Do not despise prophesies.”
The word “despise” is Strong’s G1848 ‘Exoutheneo.’ Meanings: Despise, set at nought, make contemptible, not to be esteemed.
This verse above means you had better wake up fast to Bible prophecy, even if your parrot behind the pulpit won’t touch prophecy.
Most importantly, it also means that presumptuous, always-wrong prophecy teachers and watchmen are the very ones causing prophecy to be “set at nought” and “made contemptible, not to be esteemed”
False watchmen are prophecy killers and faith killers!
Proverbs 12:19 “The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”
For your edification:
You need to be spiritually strong in these days. You must be clearly defined in who you are spiritually and in all areas of your life.
We have as part of the church the happy clappies and hands up church (me included) and the no-happy, no-clappies, hands down, boring, dead, denominational non-spirit filled crowd, with no insight except that of the world.
Even if you are not in a local church you need to be demonstrative in your walk with our Lord. Once you are Spirit filed, even in your home alone, raise your hands in prayer and clap your hands, and if your dog bites you, serves you right for hiding your spirituality.
Edition 556 January 12th 2021.
How has the church influenced Israel?
Christians think they know all about the great commission because they read it in the Bible. But their big mistake is to see things through blurred foggy eyes. The Bible reveals that the great commission has a distinct order within it.
But firstly, we must understand that the Jews have no one but themselves to blame for their rebellion to God and refusal to recognise their own Jewish Saviour and Messiah – our Messiah. But Israel today is largely like the prodigal son. He is due to return and be blessed. This is where the church and the great commission come into play.
Acts 1:8 “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.”
Romans 1:16 “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Messiah, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also the Greek.”
Romans 11:14-15 “If by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are of my flesh (Jews) and save some of them. If their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but life from the dead?”
Matthew 24:14 “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a witness to all nations, and then the end shall come.” It must begin with the Jew, as seen above.
So now, here we have the great commission revealed in a number of verses. The order is defined. Has the church done this throughout the church age? You have to be joking!
The key terms from these verses above are: ●Outpoured spiritual power. ●Being witnesses of the gospel in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, which is basically all Israel. ●The gospel to the Jew first! ●To make the Jews jealous. ●The gospel then goes to the ends of the earth.
Right through the church age, much of the church has ignored spiritual power (through the gifts), killed the Jews wherever they were found and forbidden them from the church, and caused them to despise the church. The gospel has been re-characterised to keep the Jews out.
The only gospel the church has presented, to the Jew is a pagan, happy satanic Santa Christmas, and an Easter filled with pagan, idolatrous, Babylonian occult beliefs and practices with a few verses thrown in to make it all look kosher!
Few people realise that part of the great commission is also to take the warning of God to the nations and the church that oppose His plans for Israel.
Much of the church in befriending the Palestinians have befriended Islam and further alienated the Jews. Most Jews believe that Hitler was a Christian! They also believe that the Catholic church is the official representation of Christianity.
It is Israel who ultimately destroys the Palestinians and the false church, including the Catholics.
Here is the entirety of church resentment to Jews, condemned, in one verse:
Romans 11:17-18 (Amp) “If some of the branches (Israel) were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, (Gentile church) were grafted in among them to share the riches of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches broken off and pride yourself at their expense. If you do, or feel superior, remember it is not you that supports the root, but the root that supports you.”
If your church is not pro-Israel it is of another spirit and another root.
But something earth shattering is coming very soon!
Israel has returned to her land, and now will return to the Lord, and become God’s chosen evangelists to the nations.
Isaiah 66:8 “Can a nation (Israel) be born in a day?”
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove their iniquity in one day.”
Zephaniah 3:20 “At that time, I will bring you back and gather you. For I will give you fame and praise among the people of the earth, when I return your captives, before your eyes, says the Lord.”
Ezekiel 20:41 “I will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the people...”
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
Has the church proclaimed these things above to Israel? No, not at all but for a few exceptions! Rather, the church has rejoiced in Israel’s fall and in many cases spurred it along!
Micah 7:8-9 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads My case and executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light and I will see His righteousness.”
The churches of replacement theology (replacing Israel with the church) are under the spell of deceptive spirits and they will ultimately not escape, unless they repent fast.
Obadiah 1:15 “The day of the Lord upon all nations is near; as you have done it shall be done to you. Your reprisal (against Israel) shall return upon your own head.”
Here is another form of the great commission to the Gentile church:
Isaiah 40:1-3 “Comfort, yes comfort My people says your God! Speak comfort to Jerusalem and cry out to her, that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity is pardoned...Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Jeremiah 31:7-10 (Duty of the Gentile believer) “Sing with gladness for Jacob (Israel) and shout among the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise and say, O Lord save Your people, the remnant of Israel!’. Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the ends of the earth...a great throng shall return. They will come with weeping and with supplications I will lead them...Hear the word of the Lord O nations and declare it in the isles afar off and say, He who scattered Israel shall gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.”
The early church:
History shows clearly that the early church before the advent of Constantine and the Catholics was a totally different being to that of today.
There is plenty of evidence that the early church had a Hebraic flavour to it and celebrated the seven Feasts of the Lord, the Sabbath and other Bible-based traditions. I’m not suggesting that we do these things from a legalist point of view, but the true church should identify with true root.
●The counterfeit church is rooted in Rome while the true church is rooted in Jerusalem. ●The true church is rooted in the Olive tree, while the counterfeit church is rooted in a severed branch. ●The counterfeit is rooted in the spirit of error and the true church is rooted in the Spirit of truth. ●The counterfeit church is rooted in law and works while the true church is rooted in faith and grace.
The true church should have clear visible items of Hebraic identity in its meeting places and services.
There is a huge difference between Christianity rooted in Rome and Christianity rooted Jerusalem. All that is not rooted in the olive tree is rooted in the tree and root of Satan.
Why does a large part of the church hate Israel?
The answer may shock you!
It’s because of the root of Rome, which is inextricably linked to Babylon.
The goal of the Catholics (Rome / Babylon) is a new one world order. They believe that they are only true eternal, universal church, and they will eventually rule the world.
Surprise, surprise! The goal of Israel revealed in God’s word is a new one world order – called the Millennium. Israel under Messiah, and His regent, David with the true church will rule the new world and it will be blessed.
The Catholic church knows this – the scriptures reveal it. This is one of the reasons the Catholic church removed the Bible from the laity in the dark ages.
The great commission of the Catholic church is to create a one world, universal Jew-less church under the principles of Catholic law and works, traditions and customs.
Law and works based religion hates faith and grace based Christianity. History has demonstrated that perfectly. Law and works must kill faith and grace.
The first murderer was Cain who murdered his brother Able. This was about the flesh being at war with the things of the spirit. It is also the earliest, powerful example why much of the church has murdered the Jews.
What many Christians can’t do is get away from the Catholic-created lie that the Jews killed Jesus. The obvious outworking of this is a view, subliminal or not, that the Jews must forever be killed, avoided and rejected.
By the way it was you and me who killed our Lord. He laid down His life for us.
The Catholic pope-ordered inquisitions became a mass killing field where millions of Jews were tortured to death and slaughtered. Exact numbers are impossible to retrieve, but some believe that the Catholic inquisitions killed more Jews than the Nazi’s.
Much anti-Semitism was built into the Catholic church, identifiable in hundreds of their early decrees. It all gradually morphed into the cursed doctrine of replacement theology prevalent in much of the church today.
The anti-Semitic roots of the Catholic church spread through to some of the reformers who broke away from the Catholics in their dark age. Calvin and Luther were given reformer status, and true they did bring some reformation in, but they were never able to throw off their anti-Semitism.
They became some of the worst Jew haters the world has known. In fact Luther was often quoted by Hitler. Today churches rooted in Calvinism are still anti-Semitic and full of replacement theology.
Do you think the Jews noticed all this hatred by the so-called church?
Because of the failure of the church to do its great commission properly and go to the Jews first, God Himself will do the job. He will be the primary evangelist to the Jews, before they become His primary evangelists in the tribulation period.
Psalm 130:8 “He Himself will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.”
The grand prophetic map:
A huge amount depends on just where we are on God’s great prophetic calendar and timetable. If the rapture / tribulation is still far off, then none of these things are urgent.
But if we are near and getting nearer fast, the prophetic word comes to life, the urgency of the time comes into play, spirits of good rejoice and spirits of evil throw a lot more than toys out of the cot. All hell will try to stop and hinder God’s work, the coming Millennium, and the salvation of the Jews.
We may be as close as nine months away from the chime of the clock!
It’s not wise to come against Gods’ work with Israel!
Isaiah 49:26 “I will feed those who oppress you (Israel) with their own flesh and they shall be drunk with their own blood. All flesh shall know that I the Lord am your Saviour, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Micah 7:16-17 “The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might; they shall put their hand over their mouth. Their ears shall be deaf. They shall lick the dust like a serpent...They shall be afraid of the Lord our God.”
A most interesting fact is that the true born-again church of the living God has never been involved in mass murder. She herself has always been the victim of mass murder and martyrdom through the church age by empires, governments and the Catholic church – the chief counterfeit church.
The true born-again church shares with Israel, this victimhood, hatred and persecution from the world.
Many in the worldly, compromised church can’t tolerate the fact that God’s grace and mercy will flow through to those “despised” Jews. After all, the church forefathers taught the church to hate and kill Jews, so why now is God doing this and bringing them to life?
It is legalistic pride, combined with and driven by evil spirits that is the killer!
God is protective over His people the Jews in the big picture. He is not amused when the Jews pick up the pagan, occult influences of the nations and the worldly church.
Why is it that God destroys the nations to which He sent Israel for punishment? It is because their sin, idolatry and paganism rubbed off on Israel. There is an important type here relating to the church in the world.
The clever Christian with any brains chooses the things God chooses and loves the things God loves.
Psalm 135:4 “For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.”
Psalm 87:2-3 “The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of you O city of God.”
Psalm 105:8-10 “He has remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded for a thousand generations, and the covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac, and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant.”
Here’s an interesting fact about the pre-tribulation rapture of the church:
The Jews were commanded not to assimilate while in dispersion, so that they would keep and maintain their identity as being separate from the nations, because God has a role for them as their blindness lifts, primarily in the tribulation period. That role is to take the gospel to the nations. If they lost their identity through assimilation they would not be able to fulfil that. The church cannot fulfil that role of evangelism in the tribulation period - the church will be gone during that time!
Many superficial Christians think that when Jew gets saved they must now celebrate Christmas, Easter and other pagan customs, which is effectively assimilating them into the pagan church.
Christian ministers who celebrate Christmas would not sacrifice their children to the pagan idolatrous gods of Molec and the like. But without a second thought they sacrifice their children to the pagan gods of Christmas and Easter, indoctrinating them with biblically condemned practises.
Bear in mind that Satan hates God’s plans for Israel. He will do all he can to bring Israel down now as the time nears.
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you”!
Psalm 129:5 “Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.”
The church needs to repent:
Repentance is safe and welcoming. It staves off due justice. The church, awake to the leading of the Spirit of God needs to respond to God’s call to repent for all the sins the church has committed against Israel and the Jews, not just their own sins.
What a powerful message that would send. In many cases it would soften the hearts of the Jews and of course change you own direction, bring you blessing and favour from the Lord!
The good news is that many churches are finding God’s truth for Israel. It’s a glorious movement in these exciting end times.
Hosea 14:4-6 “I will heal their backsliding. I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from him. I will be like the dew to Israel...His beauty shall be like an olive tree.”
Jeremiah 50:20 “In those days and at that time, says the Lord, ‘the iniquity of Israel shall be sought, but there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, but they shall not be found; for I will pardon those whom I preserve.”
The fish eagle is one of my paintings. I’ve mixed it in with two of my photographs of a waterfall and dead trees.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 555 January 5th 2020.
Grace, gravy and butter:
This is edition 555 on the 5th day of the new-year. Five is the biblical number of grace. Grace has five letters, and 2+0+2+1 = 5. (2021) And no, I didn’t plan it that way. God did!
As the new-year gets underway it will be a year of grace being poured out on appropriate receptors. It will be a year in which the gravy-train pulls up at your station. The gravy-train is not just a reference to money, but to God’s overall provision and blessing.
I had an aunt who always used to tell my mother that this son of hers (me) always managed to “fall with his bum in the butter.” That’s also symbolism of God’s protective grace and provision.
This is going to be the year in which these things are going to be greatly needed. Have you checked if you have gravy and butter in the cupboard?
It will be a year of grace, gravy and butter, as well as blood guts and gore. But as always, grace will be right there for the taking.
It is the precious disciples of our Lord, willing to pay the price of discipleship who are called for an end-time purpose, who will be safe in their calling. Millions of superficial, uncommitted Christians are in grave danger.
Walking in inner peace and joy is exclusive. You do need to pay the price.
When all hell breaks loose, it’s very easy to get your focus off the Lord and to line up at the panic station with the masses. If you get on the train at the panic station you will miss the gravy train!
Your world is not crumbling! Satan’s world is. If you have and are finding your life in the world – by all means hit the panic button, wail, cry, yell and scream, while you watch your friend, Humpty Dumpty fall on his head, with Jack and Jill tumbling right after.
And there standing alone in the corner is Mary with her little Lamb – Yeshua, the King of kings – safe as can be! And they lived happily ever after!
If all hell is not going to break lose as many are trying to tell you, that means that neither Messiah, nor the antichrist are near yet.
When the gravy train pulls up at your door, it’s like manna from heaven has descended. That would be the characteristic of the world in the seven years of plenty. It’s the icing on the cake. But it has a time limit. When the taps get turned off, it’s into seven years of famine - that is the tribulation.
It is most important to understand this little discourse:
God’s grace never runs out. But His grace in dealing with man does have limits. “My Spirit will not strive with man forever.” (Genesis 6:3)
In a strange sort of way, His Grace morphs into judgement and wrath in the tribulation period, but even that is a form of grace and love in action, because it is part of His overall cleansing process. The eradication of unrighteousness in favour of righteousness is grace and love in action, just in a more severe form.
“God is love” but He is not the world’s version of love, with correction and discipline removed!
The very purpose of God’s grace is to lead us to repentance (Romans 2:7-9)
Have a look now at these profound verses:
2 Kings 22:17 “Because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore My wrath shall be aroused against this place and it shall not be quenched.”
2 Chronicles 36:15-16 “The Lord God sent warning to them by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people. But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.”
Amos 4:10-12 “I sent a plague among you after the manner of Egypt; your young men I killed with the sword...I made your camps a stench, yet you have not returned to Me, says the Lord. I overthrew some of you as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a firebrand, plucked from the burning, yet you have not returned to Me says the Lord. Therefore this is what I will do to you O Israel; and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel.”
Do you see it? Do you see God’s grace morphing into wrath because of a lack of repentance?
►Do you see how these verses tie up with the verses the Lord gave me for 2020 and for 2021? Both contain the exact same principle of not being able to put off the judgements because of lack of repentance. And now these verses above confirm that again!
●Keep an eye out on 2 Chronicles 36:15-16 (above). It is going to be a major theme of 2021, which the Lord has been showing me. I will reveal it soon.
Here is the response to the coming severity by those with any brains in their head:
2 Kings 22:19 “Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I spoke against its inhabitants, that they would become a desolation and a curse, and you tore your clothes (repentance) and wept before Me, I also have heard you says the Lord.”
Do you think heaven will be filled with sin? It will never be so. That means that the soon coming of heaven will be the manifestation of completed grace. So, obviously the removal of sin is part of grace.
►It is the modern gospel with sin and judgement removed that sends people to hell. Love with truth removed is Satan’s love!
It’s a most serious thing with far reaching eternal consequences to change, modify or remove sections of truth that you deem to be unpopular from the gospel. Firstly, you will be struck with a terrible sort of spiritual blindness and you will not understand the word and ways of God.
John 8:43 “Why do you not understand Me? Because you are of your father the devil, and his desires you do.
The big mistake people make in redefining sin and getting rid of judgement is that they presume they are now in line for blessing! God does not bless people in their sin.
The world when it realises that God is not going to bring the world back to its sin-filled normal, will end up turning against God and blaspheming Him rather than repenting. Resentment towards God is sympathy for the devil.
Rejecting God’s outstretched grace will see you forgiven over and over again, until one day, God’s finger points your way to hell in judgement.
Imagine being wrong all your life on a major life or death issues and then finding out too late, and that you now can’t do anything about it.
My job is not to make you feel good, but to give you the undiluted truth of God's word.
Fierce times are coming! A ferocious response will be needed. I can assure you that The Prophetic Scroll will meet and hit the challenges ahead, head on. There are going to be some severe changes in the way I deal with some. The Lord has led me that way!
The Prophetic Scroll will take you into the deep things of God and will never accommodate spiritual superficiality. You, my friends were created and crafted wonderfully to glorify God and be an eternal champion in His kingdom. We will dance the dance of delight!
The requirement of death:
Death is safe if you are saved, but death to self and the world right now is required and also safe and full of victory.
The dead are untouchable. The only grateful dead are those that became believers before they died.
There are only two ways to get rid of sin. You can redefine it with the help of the mass media and the masses of stupid people. Just get rid of God and His word and say sin isn’t sin anymore. Or secondly, you can correctly identify sin as sin and go to the cross of Calvary, die to sin and be raised to new victorious life.
●When you die to self and the world, godliness and the good of the kingdom of God comes in and rules. ●When you die to the kingdom of God and let self rule, Satan and his ways rule your life. ●When you die to Bible prophecy, human reasoning takes over. ●When you die to the power of human reasoning, Bible prophecy becomes alive, real and quite normal.
As we go into this year, we are to go as a victorious army of aliens in brides clothing, in the fear of the Lord, but all dead! Try explaining that to Jimmy the unsaved idiot, or the psychologist!
Psalm 119:19 “I am a stranger in the earth, do not hide your word from Me.”
Isaiah 66:2 “...On this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.”
The shallow sheep and shepherds:
The problem today is shallow Christians mixed with worldliness. That’s because their shepherds teachers and watchmen are so terribly shallow themselves. They have no depth to their ministry. They are simple puppets of one another, regurgitating the same shallowness.
If you don’t question many things today you will end up eating media regurgitated cow dung believing it’s the right thing! And after a while you’ll get used to the taste.
The character of the new world order is wafting our way, now ahead of it, and it’s a terrible stench. They must neutralise opposition to themselves. They must kill God.
John 8:37 “...You seek to kill Me because My word has no place in you.”
You know you are growing in the Lord when you give up your own ideas about God and cease questioning His truth. You can question the things of God but you will only find answers when you do so from a position of agreement with Him to start with.
It’s very easy to be deep disciples today, because everything is so shallow, but we are to go deep with God –that is the standard.
There is always a compelling mystery about those who know many truths about an unknowable God. That’s good, seek such people out.
Your Christian life and experience must be totally inspiring, more so than any work of art, beautiful landscape, music or any such thing. You must know and understand the awesome and awful sense of God’s presence.
You must know the love of God and the terror of the Lord! Your sight of eternity and spiritual things must be exhilarating, uplifting, thrilling, encouraging, heart warming and more. If not you’re looking in the wrong place.
Many will miss the rapture because their ticket expired and they were too busy doing other more important things like shopping and buying new shoes. Imagine how stupid you will feel if you bought some great new shoes five minutes before the rapture happened!
The following verses demonstrate how to be a dumb turkey with your priorities all wrong:
Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 16 “You shall remember the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart...So He humbled you, allowing you to hunger and fed you with manna...to do you good in the end.”
Psalm 106:14-15 “They lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tested God in the desert, and He gave them their requests, but He sent leanness into their soul.”
Today we have a host of spiritually lean and bankrupt Christians thinking they're fine.
They think their works - filthy party rags will save them. They’re politically correct and comfortable in their group conformity, as they approve many demonic beliefs and activities of the world.
Little Miss Muffet was attacked by a spider because she knew no spiritual warfare, only curds and whey! We are now in the final straight! I used the Miss Muffet example because a few days ago I saw a giant tarantula (spider), almost the size of a VW Beetle hanging on my curtain, while I was eating breakfast. I quickly removed the beast and haven’t seen him since.
The point is that things are not going to be the same anymore. The attacks by giant demon-led forces are getting bigger and more frequent. Miss Muffet, without spiritual warfare, is going to be poisoned, wrapped up in an inescapable web and slaughtered!
Gravy and butter:
Tough times are here and tougher are coming for the world. But God’s grace will continue for you if you are truly saved.
Consider the following verses and apply them to yourself. Do so in the form of personalised prayer and proclamations. Write them down and pray them! These verses apply to the Lord’s workers, but if you are a sincere, following believer, you can personalise and apply them for yourself:
1 Corinthians 9:11 “If we have sown spiritual things is it too much if we reap material things.”
1 Timothy 5:18 “Do not muzzle the ox while it treads out grain”
Psalm 37:25 “The Lord will not allow the righteous to famish or His seed to beg bread.”
Proverbs 11:25 “He who waters, will himself be watered.”
You do not need to be in the five-fold ministry for these verses above to be relevant. If you are a prayer warrior, or a helper, or a giver – you qualify!
The future speaks and calls. Old man time is exhausted, his river is drying. Heaven or hell lies before you. No longer can you watch from the sidelines. Let go and let God take over or let go and plunge into the scary abyss!
We now go forward into the dark night where tiger’s burn bright and dark shadows glow deep red with demon-light.
You can roll the dice like the Russian roulette fool of fools, or have a glowing, glorious, great abundant, future – forever.
We are commanded to know the future!
There are a number of ways of knowing the future. You can know Bible prophecy well as led by the Spirit. You can know the voice of God by His Spirit in your heart.
You can go to the devil in a fortune teller and be told just what you want to hear (on your way to hell.) You can go to the myriads of false watchmen, particularly on YouTube and be given error after error and a huge pile of lying false hope.
Heavy judgement is coming. You can let it bend you and break you. It will, like it or not, if the heavy judgement of the cross has not already fallen on you. God’s measure of judgement looks deeply into all of us, even measuring our very motives and thoughts.
At the soon coming end of the day we will dance the dance of glory and sing the praises of eternal grace and peace.
“Set your heart mind and soul on things above and not on the things of this world”! (Colossians 3:2)
“We have an eternal weight of glory that is far above comparison, awaiting us, while we do not look at the temporal things which are seen, but at eternal things unseen.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
“Our citizenship is in heaven from which we eagerly await our Saviour.” (Philippians 3:20)
John 8:51-52 “If anyone keeps My word, he shall never see death...If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.”
John 8:12 “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall have the light of life.”
This is a mix using a painting of mine in mixed media, in which I’ve incorporated some of my photography as well. I’ve created a textured, ethnic feel.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 554 December 29th 2020.
The year ahead. (2021):
We are on the verge of the most momentous year the world has seen! It will be tragically momentous for the world and for the compromised, counterfeit, worldly church. It will be magnificently momentous for the true, born-again church of the living God!
In this edition I will do a recap of the words our Lord gave me for the previous two years. I will give you the word our Lord has given that will characterise this new year 2021
This coming year will be a great blessing to many, a severe warning to others and spelt out doom to yet others.
Review of previous “verses for the year.”
The word the Lord gave me to characterise 2019 was Proverbs 28:4 “If you forsake the word of God, you will praise the wicked.” Although quite general, that turned out to be most appropriate in very many areas, and still is today.
The word the Lord gave me for 2020 came in December 2019, before the virus became a pandemic, and before it has spread.
Isaiah 47:10-11 (Headed ‘Babylon – a type of the world, humiliated’) “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
The Lord gave me the following verse to characterise the Jewish New-Year, beginning in September this year and ending in September next year.
Joel 3:16 “The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem. The heavens and the earth will shake; The Lord will be a shelter for His people and the strength of the children of Israel.”
The Lord has given me the following verse for the year ahead – 2021:
►►►Jeremiah 30: 15-19 (Amp) “Why do you cry out because of your hurt, – the natural result of your sins? Your pain is deadly and incurable. Because of the greatness of your guilt and perversity, because your sins are glaring and innumerable, I have done these things to you. Therefore all who devour you shall be devoured, and all your adversaries, every one of them shall go into captivity; and they who despoil you shall become spoil, and all who prey upon you, I will give for prey. For I will restore health to you, and I will heal your wounds, says the Lord; because they called you an outcast saying. ‘This is Zion whom no one seeks after and for whom no one cares! Thus says the Lord; ‘behold I will release from captivity the tents of Jacob (Israel), and have mercy on his dwelling places...Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving and merry, and I will multiply them and they shall not be few. I will glorify them.’”
Verse 22 says “You shall be My people and I will be your God.”
The church and the world have been called by numerous voices speaking for God, to repentance. The calls have fallen on deaf ears except for a few Christians. The three big items for large-scale repentance (proclaimed by numerous men of God) are homosexuality, abortion and the ‘rights’ of the Palestinians for statehood within Israel)
By the way, if you support homosexuality you have to support the redefining of marriage. The two are inextricably linked.
This word for the year 2021 is most severe and most enlightening. I would strongly suggest you take heed of every word.
Note from this portion of scripture that the cry of the people for things to go back to non-repentant normal is now falling on God’s ‘deaf ear’! Note the ‘incurable’ nature of the problem, because of no repentance or change.
Note the huge switch over to Israel. We see that those who have troubled Israel, - the world and the church of replacement theology, are now condemned. Because of her sins, God sent Israel into captivity in Egypt, a type of the world and into Babylon, a type of the world. But now the world’s days are numbered for destruction.
Note that amazingly, Israel is now released from captivity to the world and its influence. We see Israel in rejoicing and thanksgiving. This speaks of Israel finally entering her spiritual Promised Land, with great joy. It presupposes Israel’s repentance, which is actually shown clearly in many other verses.
I hope you see and understand the gravity of these verses and the application.
Do you think the virus is going to just disappear because some prancing preacher commanded it to do so, or some vaccination? Even if it does, others will follow!
Am I saying that the tribulation will begin this year at Rosh Hashanah? Am I saying that the pre-tribulation rapture will occur then too?
I am saying that this is the verse of the Lord for this New Year. It will play out extremely dramatically as we are about to see.
What is of primary importance is where we are on the prophetic map. Fulfilled prophecy identifies that we are right at the very end of the current dispensation. This means that almost every major thing we are seeing in these days is of some significance.
In summary then, the word from the Lord for 2021 consists of two main aspects. ●The plagues will continue and worsen. ●Israel is about to be released from spiritual captivity, and recognise her Messiah. By the way, this dovetails perfectly with the word from the Lord for Israel’s year ending in September. (Joel 3:16) Read it above.
Will the tribulation begin in 2021?
The reason for the soon-coming tribulation period is no different from the reason for the tribulation forerunners, which is man’s wickedness and rebellion, and God’s grace finally coming to an end.
Pure, plain and simple logic says that if you don’t know when the tribulation is going to be you can’t know when the rapture will be. But if you do have an idea when the tribulation will begin, due to the many signs, you will know when a pre-tribulation rapture is going to occur.
►The seven years of plenty are over my friends. The world is now on the doorstep of the seven years of famine. Joseph, now Pharaoh’s deputy had stored up masses of food during the seven years of plenty. Then terrible famine descended upon the land and Joseph sold food to the people to ease the famine.
But Pharaoh had given Joseph a new name after the dream interpretations. This name was “Zaphnath Paaneah.” (Genesis 41:45)The name means “God speaks and the people live or come to life.” One derivative of the name means “Treasury of glorious rest.”
What powerful typology! We know that Joseph, a type of Messiah, and that He will be reunited with his brothers (Israel) in our time. Many modern-days ‘Joseph’s’ will cause Israel to come to life and enter God’s glorious rest – the Millennium! But it will only begin in the tribulation.
Joseph revealed himself to his brothers the second time they saw him. This speaks amazingly of the Jews recognising our Lord now just prior to the Second Coming. Another incredible thing is that Pharaoh provided a grand tomb for Joseph when he died, but God instructed the children of Israel to take the bones of Joseph with them when they left Egypt.
The tomb is empty! According to Ezekiel 37 the “dry bones” will come to life!
When Joseph revealed himself to his brothers at his house, he had laid their places at the table in order of their birth causing them to wonder who this person, Joseph really was.
Then Joseph sent all the Egyptians (Gentiles) away as he alone revealed Himself to his brothers (Genesis 45:1) Do you see the pre-tribulation rapture here? I do!
Zechariah 13:6 “Someone will say to Him, ‘what are these wounds in your hands?’ Then He will answer and say, ‘those with which I was wounded in the house of My friends.”
These headlines below are from recent publications. Famine pestilence and plagues are often terrible triplets. We are seeing a massive rise in these right now.
“The UN warns of impending world famine.” “Worldwide famine deaths reach staggering proportions.” “Global catastrophic famine amid Covid-19.” “Millions on the brink of famine.” “New wave of famine overwhelming the world.” “Famines of biblical proportions sweeping many nations.”
The point is simple. We are in the transition between Joseph’s seven years of plenty and the seven lean years, which is a clear type of the tribulation.
There is great victory and peace ahead for the believer as well as great troubles for the whole world.
There is not great victory and peace ahead. That’s not the story. That’s a lie. Both are coming. The teachers who tell you one side only are deceiving you and in so doing leaving you vulnerable and unprepared.
Great peace comes exclusively to those in the fear of the Lord, in the wisdom and knowledge of God.
Beware of deceived teachers:
Love without discipline and correction is satanic love. It is counterfeit love. The world wants love with no consequences for sin. God’s longsuffering and grace has already been stretched to the limit.
The world will turn against God for His brand of love in the tribulation period – which is judgement upon sin. The world wants dirty, unclean, unrighteous, unrepentant love. We’re seeing it now revving up!
The course of the world is towards increasing darkness. The course of the kingdom is towards ever increasing glory and light.
Isaiah 13:11-13 (Against Babylon –world system) “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible...I will shake the heavens and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger.”
Jeremiah 13:15-17 “Hear and give ear; do not be proud, for the Lord has spoken. Give glory to the Lord your God, before He causes darkness and before your feet stumble on the dark mountain, and while you are looking for light, He turns it into the shadow of death, and makes it dense darkness. But if you will not hear it, My soul will weep for you in your pride...because the Lord’s flock has been taken captive.”
The deceptiveness of the world’s pride (and in many churches) causes darkness and captivity. But the Lord Himself weeps for their self initiated and inflicted doom.
Our Lord warned five times of end-time deception in His discourse on the Mount of Olives. The first sign of the coming of the Lord and approaching tribulation is deception.
►This year will see a massive rise in deception from false prophets, teachers and watchmen – the deceivers of the brethren.
Ezekiel 13:3 “Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!”
Ezekiel 13:9 “My hand will be against the prophets who envision futility and who divine lies, they shall not be in the assembly of My people nor, be written in the record of the house of Israel...They have seduced My people saying ‘peace’ when there is no peace...”
Jeremiah 5:31 “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means and My people love to have it so.”
People want you to prophecy peace and that everything will be okay and back to normal. They want God to say that, so their prophets and watchmen make Him say that with their own utterances, and of course they are always wrong.
People want the prophets to be their Santa Clause prophets bringing them lots of happy, stupid useless gifts, all doomed for the fire.
The most tragic thing about the tribulation is not the massive horrific judgements, but the fact that the majority would not repent even when they fully recognise and know the judgements are coming from God.
The answer is personal repentance where appropriate, and the forsaking of the big world-influencing sins, and not to support them in any way or form. (Romans 1:32)
Revelation 16:9, 11, 21 All three of these verses speak of mankind turning on God and blaspheming Him instead of repenting! They know that these terrible judgements are from God.
Revelation 2:21-22 “I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality and she did not repent, indeed I will cast her into a sickbed and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.”
No repentance leads to the worship of Satan who is the “king of pride” and rebellion. Rebellion to God is obedience to Satan, which is the worship of him. (Job 41:34)
Looking into 2021:
There are two ways of looking at the year ahead:
●The first is seen in the prophetic pattern of continuing, dovetailing, fulfilled prophecy. That speaks loudly. The pattern will not suddenly change.
●The second is by the still-small voice of the Lord in your heart, and what He is saying.
The pattern of fulfilled Bible prophecy is literal interpretation, except where obvious. It is nominal Christians who are allegorists and don’t care much for the literal, except when it suits them.
You can say “the Lord told me.”But be warned – you better know your stuff and the consequences! You can say “the word told me!” That is perfectly legitimate as long as it the clear leading of the Spirit.
If deception is the prime end-time sign warned against, be sure the greatest need is discernment and the plain, simple knowledge of God.
Only those who operate in the revelatory gifts of the Spirit have any business being a watchman or teacher of eschatology. And it is those with a proven track record of being right. Others- flee from them fast!
To have a supernatural book containing prophecy with a 100% successful fulfilment rate and then to edit out all prophecy from your theology and teaching, like many churches do, makes you a deceived blind, champion of fools. If that is your pastor, tell him he may as well apply for a job with CNN or others of the media.
What will be greatly needed this year is strength and stability in the shaking. Your foundation must be solid and strong. Your roots must go down deep. Weeds have shallow roots and weed makes you stupid! The olive tree is a deep-rooted hard-wood tree.
Where there is great trouble, there is potentially great growth in the Lord.
For the true, secure and enduring believer, this will be the year of growing in the fear of the Lord and humility before Him, and in the rejection of that which is opposed to Him.
The Bible is a most incredible book. It knows the future with 100% accuracy! It warns all people of what is to come and how to be prepared. That is incredible value!
Psalm 91:9 “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your habitation, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”
Hosea 13:14 “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O death, I will be your plagues, O grave I will be your vindication...”
Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties, and see if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.”
This is one of my mixed-media paintings in which I’ve used various texture techniques. I constructed it with a series of collage elements.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 553: December 22nd 2020.
A stressed world!
We are in a world of ever-increasing stress, strain, anxiety, turmoil and trouble. But staring right into the face of stress is peace that surpasses understanding. While many fall apart, some stand strong!
Do you think it’s going to get any better? It most certainly is,(for the believer) and it most certainly is not! Good luck, world – you are going to need a lot more than luck!
In engineering, things get put to a stress test to see what their breaking point is. The principle is the same for the human. There is a breaking point, but it can be greatly extended, as must be the case for Christians today.
Isaiah 24:19-20 “The earth is violently broken, the earth is split open. The earth is shaken exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall totter like a hut. Its transgression shall be heavy upon it, and it will fall and not rise again.”
The King is coming, with His kingdom and the counterfeit king and his kingdom of darkness are getting ready for the great conflict of the ages.
Satan, the controller-god:
There is a clearly identifiable pattern before us. Satan and his antichrist are the chief controllers. The control dynamics flow through to their ilk. The result is people in a life of stress and disharmony.
One of the main characteristics of Satan through the ages has been to control situations and people, to ultimately bring worship to himself. We see this classically in many of the ways of the antichrist and those who operate in the spirit of antichrist.
All things related to Satan are about control. He and his antichrist are the ultimate controllers. It’s now intensifying at speed.
Stress generally comes from not being able to get your own way. It is especially prevalent in people with a controlling or domineering spirit. When they can’t get their way they get stressed out and sometimes become irrational. They become obsessive, unreasonable and volatile. They become motivated by hatred and the desire for revenge. They often plot murder in their minds.
Controllers are generally vindictive with a superiority complex, looking down on those who are not like them.
People end up resenting controllers. They lose respect – the very thing they want. They have no friends and are often racists. Many characteristics of controllers are evident in political tyrants. There are many of the same characteristics, and identifying marks in them because they are of the same spirit. They are of their father the devil.
Controllers are generally loners because friendship is a giving thing and they are takers. They are generally unthankful too. Did you know that the word for ‘thank you’ in many languages is a derivative of “grace”? People who are thankful are gracious!
There is no indication at all in the Bible that the antichrist will have any friends. But Yeshua had many.
One day your eyes open to see all of this and you will be thankful. Then you can’t un-see it. You can quickly identify it.
A controller’s victory is in getting his way. He uses the methods of the devil – manipulation, intimidation, domination to get control. But God does not operate like that. It is the devils way and it will leave you stressed, empty and unfulfilled.
Control is clearly seen in politics and evil politicians. We see it in the tribulation in the mark system.
Controllers are under demonic spirits. They become slaves of obsession. Galatians 4:7 “We are no longer slaves but sons, and an heir of God.”
Even Christian controllers are puppets of the devil!
Proverbs 13:10 “By pride comes only contention (stress and strife), but with the well-advised is wisdom.”
The almost impossible answer:
Note I said “almost impossible” That is so because controllers actually despise and look down on what is the victorious, liberating answer.
The answer is the grace of yielding. When you learn to yield, many times self is affronted. As self-will yields, stress miraculously goes away.
Yielding takes the sword out of your mouth and in so doing, disarms the volatile situation.
Now, I’m not talking about yielding in all situations. We never yield to the devil, but rather resist him. We do not need to become a door-matt, except occasionally, and we do not yield to unrighteousness.
I’m talking about conflict situations where your own self-life gets offended. You need to be led by the Spirit in what to yield to and what not. But I tell you it’s a powerful thing!
Most people with deep personal psychological problems do not know how to yield to the ways of God at all, stress is the product!
►The psycho-wisdom of the Bible puts the psycho-babble of a million shrinks to shame.
The world’s dance of death:
The world’s dance macabre – the dance of the masses, is the dance of the dead! The world can make it look good and attractive, and only others who are spiritually dead aspire to be participants on the dance floor, led by their partners – demon dancers of hell.
You will be blinded by God’s light if not born again of His Spirit. That very light will be a foggy, misty, source of eternal tears. But when truly born again, you will see with new eyes and be on the road lit by the glory of God to a safe, secure and eternal dwelling place of monumental, magnificent glory.
When God opens you eyes, you see that the best the world has to offer is a bunch of rattling, stinking skeletons!
Your mind and your souls is under attack by numerous foes and the battle royale is intensifying, multiplying, advancing, escalating, and broadening.
The big thing today is human rights and social justice.
Human rights are the rights of the human. But the Bible says that the heart of the human is desperately wicked. (Jeremiah 17:9) So human rights are in fact the rights of the wicked! Or should we say the dead, dancing skeletons.
Social justice is similar. It gives justice to a mass of people, who are still in their sin.
Making everyone equal makes the wicked heart of man equal with holiness and righteousness. It attempts to make God and the devil equal.
The de-Godding of the world by Satan and his co-accused, – man, has terrible consequences, as the world is now seeing. It’s now too late to do much about it especially on a national scale.
Removing God from society removes restraint and puts the masses in terrible agreement! (Hosea 4:1-2)
The failure of democracy with God removed from society is that it has no inherent truth. Its truth is what a majority says it is. It always changes according to the changing times.
The masses become a defined entity, with an illegitimate, stolen authority, - they are seldom right about the big things of life,
The problem is that mankind and his collective, – society, led by their god of the world, want to remove all Christian-based ethics values, and virtues and replace them with their own, all with the final end-goal of creating a new world of ‘peace’ with no opposition or resistance to it.
But their new world must have sin legitimised and enshrined in its very foundation.
Few people know that the EU headquarters in Brussels is a building designed as a broken cross, as seen from above. And in front are a few statues of a woman triumphantly riding a beast! – Symbolism everywhere!
Control is the ultimate goal of the EU, just like Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and other world tyrant-dictators. The only difference is that these new world tyrants are disguised as friends, experts and intellectuals who know better! They will allow and in fact enforce resistance and opposition to God.
The new world order must contain the new human and the new world – filled with their sinful ways. That’s what human rights and social justice is all about. It’s about making sin equal with holiness then elevating sin above holiness, so that the god of sin can be elevated and worshipped.
Peace with sin is unachievable and impossible on all fronts, except by getting rid of God and His word. Even then, peace will be elusive, God will see to that!
Great regret will flow with many tears from a world of man-made peace, where the light of God has been extinguished.
Biblical salvation is the new birth, which comes with purity, holiness, perfection and God’s glory. Satan’s salvation is an awakening to his godless ways, and life, with sin and evil entrenched in the midst.
The god of this world does not want you to see him. He hides behind podiums, pulpits, platforms, politicians, propaganda and prominent palookas. It is only the true Christian that can see and identify him sitting on his stolen throne.
Mankind became equal under the sin of Adam and his freedom became enslavement. Through the new birth we die to Adam and are born again truly free indeed, equal with God, seated on His throne, never to be dominated by the devil.
Without the new birth, Adam reigns supreme in all his sin, dominated by the great deceiver!
The character and fruit of victory:
Proverbs 12:3 “A man is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous cannot be moved.”
The true Christian has “peace that surpasses understanding”! (Philippians 4:7) “There is no peace for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22)
The world is forever doomed to be united with sin. There is no vaccination or pill you can take for that.
►“The kingdom of God is in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17)
►The kingdom of the world is in unrighteousness, no peace and torment in Satan.
A world of growing stress and torment:
There is a big difference between being a friend of sinners and a friend of sin. Sin is the people-killer. Our job is to identify sin, and rescue people out of it.
Man’s conscience is very important in creating his world. His conscience decides what he deems to be acceptable. A seared conscience is immediately filled with Satan’s no-conscience. Doom is just down the road.
The definition of a psychopath is one who has lost all empathy. He feels no remorse for sin. He has no conscience. He has become detached from normal emotions like sympathy. Satan and his antichrist are the chief psychopaths!
There is great deception in human good and the beautiful side of evil. Because the world classifies something as good or beautiful does not make it right with God. It is he cross that is the cleanser and purifier.
What is your life? This is the big question from God that you will have to face. So many people live futile, meaningless, and empty lives motivated and driven by self-will and materialism. They sift out what they deem to be of value, but it is the sieve of futility. God will sift everyone through the His sieve!
Many seemingly innocent things can become idols in our lives and need to be destroyed through the work of the cross.
For example, many cherish their good memories to the point of them becoming an idol that they refuse to let go of. They live in the past and the good old days! There is nothing wrong with savouring your good memories, even if they were blonde, but don’t let them get out of hand.
Too many unknowingly serve “another Jesus.” (2 Corinthians 11:14) A key to knowing this counterfeit Jesus and avoiding him, is seen in the gospel without correction and discipline.
Galatians 1:6-8 “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Messiah to another gospel...But even if we or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”
Beware of cross-less Christianity. It is poisonous in the extreme and administered by deadly vipers.
Philippians 3:18 “For many walk of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah.”
“Salvation” for the unsaved is ultimately submission to the world system and its kingdom of darkness. It may even appear to be Christian, but the cross is missing!
Mans rebellion against God:
The great tragedy is that most people have wasted their lives, and they don’t get to do life again! They have spent their lives in rebellion to God’s ways and word, some covertly and some overtly. But the Bible had them identified, detected and defined thousands of years ago!
Zechariah 7:11-12 “They refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears, so they could not hear. They made their hearts like flint...therefore great anger came from the Lord.”
Job 21:14 “They say to God, ‘depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.’”
Jeremiah 18:15 “My people have forgotten Me, they have burned incense to worthless idols. They have caused themselves to stumble in their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk on paths and not on the highway.”
Isaiah 28:12 “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest, and this is the refreshing. Yet they would not hear.”
Jeremiah 20:9-10 “His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones. I was weary of holding it back and I could not. For I heard many mocking; fear on every side...”
Jeremiah 7:28 “You shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God, nor receive correction. Truth has perished and been cut off from their mouth.”
Jeremiah 8:6-9 “They do not speak aright. No man repented of his wickedness, saying, ‘what have I done?’ Everyone turned to his own course...The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have.”
Glowing glory in the dark:
As we head for extremely dark days there is great hope.
Psalm 78:19 “They spoke against God: They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?”
Psalm 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
Ezekiel 36:35 “They will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden.”
Isaiah 35:1-2 “The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice...”
Ezekiel 36:35 “They will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden.”
These verses above will come around again. But they can for your personal lives now. The glory of the Lord must be seen upon you now, if only in limited form. People will sense it and know it.
Glory: Strong’s H3519: “Kabowd.” Meanings: Glory, honour, riches abundance, splendour, dignity.
The important thing to see and know here is that world is under growing stress. Satan knows his time is very short and he is creating havoc and attempting to defeat his enemies – you and I. The war for us is on.
Isaiah 5:13 “My people have gone into captivity because they have no knowledge ...” The word “knowledge” is Strong’s H1847 meaning “perceptive, discerning knowledge”.
Isaiah 66:2 “...On this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.”
Stress and peace are on offer.
Strength, peace and endurance come from being rooted and grounded in Spirit-led truth.
I took this picture in the massive, expansive Makgadikgadi Desert, and largest continuous salt pan in the world (30,000km2) as a storm approached. This area is called Kubu Island. The table of fruit represents the verse: “Can the Lord set up a table in the wilderness for you.”
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 552: December 15th 2020.
War, Peace and Israe (Part2)
The next big Bible prophecy to hit the grand stage is war. This will not be some little skirmish. The Bible reveals a number of huge, dramatic wars which are unfulfilled at this stage.
Although we can’t accurately place these wars in terms of timing, there is enough information to give us a pretty close idea.
I’ve said so many times, it’s all about the grand prophetic clock, which is ticking its doom away, on the wall of the world’s life. The same clock is ticking away at the life on earth of all true believers, as we excitedly await our instant metamorphosis to glory.
The dovetail effect of fulfilled prophecy is about to release the Lion, the vultures, the vipers as well as the dove of eternal peace.
One thing that I’m always cognisant of is how exciting these times are, and how blessed and fortunate we are to be ambassadors for our Lord at this time.
When will the tribulation begin?
That would also identify the timing of the pre-tribulation rapture.
The tribulation period will begin only on a Feast of Trumpets. Will it be the next one in September 2021? Most probably, but we will see the signs of it approaching. The tribulation / pre-trib rapture will not occur at any time and without numerous signs, as many teach.
Jeremiah 25:12 “Then it will come to pass, when seventy years (Babylonian captivity) are completed, then I will punish the king of Babylon (type of the world), and that nation...I will make it a perpetual desolation.”
The types and symbolism in the verse above are most interesting. Babylon is always a type of the world system. In 1948 Israel became a nation (Isaiah 66:8) at the bequest of the League of Nations, which became the UN. So, we could say the Israel went into a type of Babylonian (worldly) captivity in 1948, when it became a nation of the world.
Note the verse above says that after the seventy years are completed the destruction of Babylon / world / tribulation will take place. 70 + 1948 takes us to 2018. But the verse says “when completed”, so it could be a few years after the seventy years. For example, 73 years added to 1948 would bring us to 2021.
What we can say for sure is that we are very close indeed.
Now, this is all type and shadow so we can’t go overboard on it, but that little discourse is quite logical and possible, especially with so many other things lining up as well.
Israel the victim and the victor:
In the previous edition I shared a lot on the foundation of why Israel is so important and such a target by so many.
Israel is: ●Called ●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected ●Regathered ●Repented ●Reconciled ●Received. ●Accredited ●Approved ●Authorised and ●Acknowledged.
This string of most important words above plots the entire course of Israel’s history. Within this is God’s plan and purpose and the very reason why Satan hates and must eliminate Israel.
Tumultuous times of war have marked Israel’s existence and are particularly evident when God is about to do something big with Israel. This is the situation right now. Israel is on the verge of her spiritual Promised Land, and war waits in the wings!
In these times, Satan and his clan, the world-system is planning victory over God’s plan for Israel, as Israel becomes the victim again.
Isaiah 8:9-10 “Be shattered O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear all you from far countries. Gird yourselves but be broken in pieces, take counsel together, but it will come to nothing. Speak the word but it will not stand, for God is with us. (Israel)”
Eat that - United Nations!
The victim of the ages will ultimately be the victor, the crowning glory of God’s purposes.
Israel has been chosen by God to be His battleaxe. (Jeremiah 51:20)
Zechariah 9:13 “I have bent Judah, My bow, fitted the bow with Ephraim, (some western nations) and raised up your sons O Zion, against your sons O Greece, and made you like the sword of a mighty man.”
The original word used for “Greece” here includes modern day Turkey and some of the surrounding nations of the Gog and Magog war. I hope you see the significance of that verse now!
Isaiah 41:15 “Behold, I will make you (Israel) into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and make the hills like chaff.” (This is also a prophecy of war to come.)
I can’t imagine the incredible, insane, ignorant, stupidity of nations, leaders and people coming against God and His choice – Israel.
Did you know that there is much significance and symbolism in the Hebrew tallit (blue and white striped prayer shawl), which was also worn by our Lord?
Numbers 15:38-39 “Speak to the children of Israel and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments, throughout their generations and to put blue thread in the tassels of the corners. You shall have this so that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them...”
The tallit symbolises the power and presence of God.
The war of the worlds:
We are going to see war break out in the Middle East very soon.
The next big war will be the Iran / Russia led war of Ezekiel 38 &39 (Gog and Magog)
Right now we are seeing major tensions developing between the various factions within Islam, with Iran on one side and Saudi Arabia and others on the other. Turkey, Russia and a number of allies are in the wings on Iran’s side.
But it is Israel, caught in the midst that will be the main target of this war, and not just because of Jew hatred. A major cause will be to plunder agricultural produce, mineral riches and the like.
Have a look now at this shocking portion of scripture and its far reaching consequences:
Isaiah 45:1-3 “The Lord says to Cyrus whose right hand I have held – to subdue nations before him and loose the armour of kings, to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut. I will go before you and make crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I am the Lord. I am the God of Israel.”
This verse speaks of “losing the armour” of nations. In other words, making them weak, ready for defeat.
“The gates of bronze and bars of iron” above are most interesting. Bronze is a type of a nation mixed with sin, disobedience to God and judgement upon them. Iron represents “inflexible crushing rule.” You can find more on this HERE.
In modern terms, these nations could well refer to those under the sin and domination of Islam as well as those under socialist domination like Russia.
We know the parallels between Cyrus and President Trump. Does this verse indicate that he will remain in office? It may well be so! Whoever this modern day Cyrus is, he will “subdue evil nations, breaking them in pieces”. Is this the war of Gog and Magog?
What is the “treasure of darkness”? It is oil. Saudi Arabia is the biggest oil producer in the world. The Bible indicates that Sheba (Saudi Arabia) will be an ally of Israel, with the other “young lions” (some western nations, including the US (Ezekiel 38:13) in this war.
The attackers come to “take plunder” but it is given to Israel and her allies. (Ezekiel 38:12)
Zechariah 2:8 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: He has sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you (Jerusalem) touches the apple of His eye.”
All of this will make Israel and her allies a prime, desirable target for Islamic enemies.
The verse above speaks of opening gates and doors that will not shut. Remember the “key of David” (Revelation 3: 7-8) which opens doors and no man shuts. This key is in the hands of the leader who blesses Jerusalem. (Isaiah 21:21) As regular readers know, I have said that Trump has the “key of David” in his hands!
So, what we have here is a brewing war of worlds. It is religious, socio-political and for food and produce.
Of course let’s not forget that is God Himself who instigates this war of the worlds by putting “hooks in the jaws” of the northern forces and draws them in! (Ezekiel 38:4)
Jeremiah 49:36-39 “Against Elam (present day Iran) I will bring the four winds from the quarters of heaven...For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies....I will bring disaster on them – My fierce anger, says the Lord; and I will send the sword after them until I have consumed them...It shall come to pass in the latter days.”
The word “heaven” above, means the visible skies. That speaks of airborne warfare.
But when will this lot blow its top?
The answer is soon and very soon! Obviously, I don’t have a date, but I see ducks quacking and waddling into line all over the place.
I don’t have a “Lord told me” to share, and I’m not into reading tea leaves or listening to false watchmen with inflated thumbs from all their thumb-sucking, but I sense it’s very close. It will all come suddenly. It will confirm how little time is left.
The course of the world:
The world is on track. It is on course for destruction. (Ephesians 2:2) The kingdom of darkness is ranting and raving and throwing a mighty tantrum already.
We are not called to reform the world. We are called to be lights in the world, but not of the world. Our world is not of this world. Our world is perfect and sin free. It is called “The Kingdom of God.”
“The whole world lies under the power of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19) “Satan deceives the whole world.”(Revelation 12:9)
We are to judge ourselves now so that we will not be judged or condemned with the world. (1 Corinthians 11:31)
The mass media and associates:
Be very sure of this: If Satan is the god of this world (which he is) his mouthpiece is the mass media. But more and more it is also the big world conglomerate companies with media influence as well. They are automatically, by default, enemies of all things of God and His truth.
They are automatically on the side of evil, sin and unrighteousness, which is all escalating now as the end-time curtain rises more and more.
The mass-media are a threat to all things of God, but it is they who will not endure.
They are anti God’s plan for Israel. They have written Israel’s doom in their book of futility.
Jeremiah 17:1 “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with the point of a diamond it is graven upon the tablet of their heart...”
The media have written Israel’s sin with their poisoned pen of sin with a diamond point, the diamond being hard and enduring. They are right about Israel’s sin. But they WRONG about the overall picture. Israel’s sin is soon to disappear. The sin of the media will endure and remain unto their terrible judgement.
Purity coming to Israel:
As we are to come out of the world and be separate, so redeemed Israel is to come out the world. (Babylon)
Isaiah 48:20 “Go forth, get out of Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans...say, ‘The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob (Israel).”
This verse above has a powerful message within it for the church as well. The church is not to try to convert Israel to Babylonian activities of the Roman influenced church, like Christmas, Easter and the like.
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.
Baal worship involves the Babylonian pagan practises of Christmas, Easter and the like. (Look it up) Note that it is even the names that are forbidden! The word Easter is the name Ishtar, an evil god.
Isaiah 13:19 “Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah...”
Zechariah 13:2 “It shall be in that day, says the Lord of hosts, ‘that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirits to depart from the land.”
Isaiah 57:14 “...Prepare the way, take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”
Tragically, the church rooted in Rome has done the exact opposite of the verse above!
Ezekiel 20:41-42 “I will accept you (Jews) as a sweet smelling aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for which I lifted My hand in an oath to your fathers.”
Hosea 2:23 “I will sow her (Israel) for Myself in the earth, and I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, ‘you are My people’! And they shall say, ‘You are My God.’”
God’s biblical, holy plans for Israel and His love is despised b y the world. The things of God’s ways and word are the new hate speech. All things of holiness and righteousness are under attack.
One way to freak out the liberal left new world order brigade is to live in holiness and righteousness.
A qualifying mark to be part of new world order thinking is to be full of sin and unrighteousness and to hate God’s plans for His people Jew and Gentile alike.
Peace and Israel:
Psalm 147:11-14 “The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy...He makes peace in your borders.”
Psalm 120:7 “I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.”
The world has tried very hard right from ancient days to prevent Israel from finding her peace. The world’s days are numbered!
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end...”
►You can’t stop prophesied war from coming. You can’t stop the tribulation from coming. You can’t stop eternal, victorious, glorious peace from coming!
Peace comes when you, in your Landrover, lost in the desert, find your way out. That’s a personal experience (a few times) I know what it’s like to breathe a huge sigh of relief! But this is nothing compared to what’s coming!
In these days, through the revelation of the Spirit of God you must see kingdoms, devils and demons, angels, heaven, new life, eternal peace and hell. You must understand the power of crowd psychology, and group speak in the arising deception.
How do you know that you are a true child of God, on the right track? You will hate sin and love righteousness. You will overcome the world. You will stand strong and in peace in troubled times.
“Each mans work will become manifest for the Day will disclose it.” (1 Corinthians 3:13)
This is a mix of my pictures, including: rhino, baobab trees at sunset and some texture effects.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!