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Lord willing, the next edition will be entitled "Warnings" This may change due to the fast moving prophetic scenario we are in now.
Isaiah 52:8 “Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord brings back Zion.”
These “watchmen” are a treasure in these days. They are not blind wolf-criers like so many and we may not agree on every little detail, but these men of God have an important message. I do not sanction the other videos in the YouTube sidebars or the comments. Click the links to go there. As you desire you can subscribe to their ministries and you will be notified of new material.
King of Kings is a wonderful congregation in Jerusalem, with a powerful role in these days! Here is a recent sermon by pastor Wayne Hilsden.
Scott Clarke: Here is a recent video teaching, which includes references to this ministry. Click Here.
JD Farag is an Arab Palestinian pastor of a wonderful church in Hawaii. Here is the 26th April Prophecy Update.
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●Hezbollah digging tunnels and subterranean buildings on the border between Lebanon and Israel. (Debkafile April 20th)
●US sends warships to Yemeni waters to block Iran’s shipment of arms the Houthi rebels.
●As these tensions in the Middle East, Yemen in particular arise, Obama considers dropping all sanctions against Iran – because they asked him to. Oh, no wait, the proper term is the “spineless Muslim in the White House”.
The war in Yemen is intensifying. The US and Iran are now in each other’s sights! This may well develop into the Gog and Magog war. Please see the previous edition, number 255 for much more on this including the surprise outcome.
In coming editions I will share with you some startling reasons why I believe we are heading for great events later this year!
Edition 256. April 22nd 2015
The standard for the church today:
The standard for the church today:
The Church is the body of Messiah. This body has only one head. This body has been and is His living body representing His kingdom on earth.
The collective body of Messiah is called the Church, the ekklesia, the called out ones.
The true Church, in spite of all the divisions and troubles, is successful – it could only be successful! But there are many things that should not be and many things that still need to be changed.
The Bible itself reveals the great attacks of the enemy on the Church and it also reveals the standard for success. The Bible reveals that the end-time scenario has many special attributes to it that make it a unique time. As such there are many things that need to be specifically addressed.
Prophetically, we see a powerful, successful but small Church in operation right through to the rapture at the start of the tribulation period. We also see in numerous Bible prophecies, the identification and incredible failure of a certain part of the Church, resulting in it being left to endure the tribulation.
The great universal power play:
We live in a world full of invisible spirits. Spiritual forces and powers are all around us. Very few know this and even fewer can see and identify these forces. The Bible teaches that these spiritual forces will intensify greatly in the last days.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders and with unrighteous deception, among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth that they may be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie.”
Note in the verse above, that the power of Satan intensifies as the revealing of the antichrist approaches. Please note also who it is that succumbs to the power of the devil. We know that all the unsaved are in the devil’s camp, by default, but this frightening verse spells out how it will worsen, and intensify especially for those who reject the truth.
Now have a look at this amazing verse:
Hebrews 2:14 “...Through death He might destroy him who had the power of death that is the devil.”
Note that it is Satan who has the power of death. This is a power in operation in this world to draw people into hell. But note the amazing answer to the problem. It is again death! But it is the death of our Messiah at Calvary. How wonderful is this? The death of Messiah on the cross defeated the power of death inherent in Satan!
But let me warn you that Satan’s power is very real and still at work in his kingdom, the world!
Now let’s go a step further:
1 Corinthians 1:18-19 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
What an incredible verse! This is the exact opposite of the world’s ways isn’t it? Here we have an instrument of death – the cross, and its application - being the very source of power to live the Christian life. This same cross and its application, is pure foolishness to the world. But note who or what gets destroyed. It is the wisdom of the wise! My friends, you can be very wise and yet devoid of God’s power and full of the power of Satan!
Imagine spending your life gaining worldly wisdom and becoming totally wise and then having all your life’s work destroyed by God in a blinding flash!
You know, I’d rather listen to an individual scarred by the cross all over his life than any wise, truly stupid university professor. The well educated theologian and product of this or that seminary is an empty clashing gong compared to the uneducated one who has suffered under the weight of a cross.
Have you ever noticed that even a simple person becomes wise after walking with our Lord?
In these verses above we see that true foolishness is the wisdom of the world and the rejection of truth. We see the world’s wisdom being condemned by God. We see God deluding the worldly wise as they fall under the power of Satan and eternal death.
In the verses above we see the wonderful power of God working through the cross of Calvary and its application into our lives.
Unfortunately the worldly wise can’t even see the way to real victory.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “The gospel is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe...”
Romans 2:8 “To those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness – indignation and wrath.”
In summary then, we have two powers at work. Everyone falls under either one of them. The standard is for the power of God to be at work in the true Church, but because it has capitulated in many respects this is not so and the illegitimate power of the devil is at work in many churches.
The Church must be relevant to the world now – Oh yes?
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that from so-called men of God. They go on to justify the idolatry and witchcraft of the world. Should we be relevant to the world? Of course we should. We should be speaking judgement against the modern world system and all its evil.
The tragedy today is that the Church is relevant to the evil and sin of the world. Being relevant from God’s point of view is the exact opposite from being relevant to the world from the world’s point of view.
The standard and measure of all things is the word of God and the voice of the Spirit of God. It is not the world and its ways. It is not success in the world that is important. It is not the value system of the world. It is not the world’s mouthpiece, the mass-media, that we should be following.
The standard today has become the world and its ways. Today’s ministers shield and protect their flock in the name of love, from the deadly work of the cross. They would never teach on the application of the cross or how to hate their lives in the world and deny self. They teach and preach self-preservation, self-glorification and self-motivation. They teach you how to fit in nicely with the world.
They try to overcome self, sin and the world by human effort with a few nice verses thrown in.
Until the day you realise that our Lord is not your servant to do your will, you will never encounter the deep things of God.
Empty sermons – clouds with no rain:
I listened to a few sermons on the net the other day by someone I know. I was shocked to see that almost every teaching on the sermon list was all about love and self-motivation.
As I listened I noticed that everything was about tolerance, and relevance to the world in the name of love. It all sounded good, but I had impending feelings of hopeless doom arising.
As I listened I noticed that there was not one mention of the cross or judgement or the severity of God. As I listened, I could also see that this was where the church at large is today.
As I listened, I couldn’t help feeling that the words being used were all hollow and empty. They were powerless! They were great words of self-motivation and great words like those of Shakespeare, but they were dead.
This church was powerful, but it was the power of the flesh at work. In fact it was the power of Satan in disguise.
The church has exalted the fruit of love above the tree and has fallen by the wayside.
The fruit is not above the tree. So what is the tree? It is truth. It is all pure doctrinal truth – all of it.
So what is the right way?
Shall I show you something powerful? Do you know that the entirety of all the doctrine of Messiah is wrapped up in two verses?
Paul the apostle taught the whole, full gospel. This is what we need especially today and not just cherry-picking.
Acts 20:27-29 “For I have not shunned declaring to you the whole counsel of God. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock...for I know this; that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.”
The entire doctrine of Messiah is wrapped up in Hebrews 6:1-2. All the doctrines of Messiah fit in to this brilliant outline. This is the standard and what is desperately needed today. Let’s have a look at it:
Hebrews 6:1-2 “Leaving the elementary doctrines of Messiah, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith towards God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead and of eternal judgement.”
This wonderful verse above lays out the doctrine of Messiah in summarised form. All biblical doctrines fit in here somewhere. The doctrinal headlines are:
●Going on to perfection (holiness): This includes the work of the cross and its application to self, the world, and the demonic.
●Repentance from dead or self-orientated works: This includes the work of the cross in our lives and the taking up of our own cross daily. It includes identifying sin and true sorrow for sin.
●Faith towards God: This would include everything we do in Him and for Him.
●Baptisms (plural) this includes adult water baptism and the baptism in the Spirit.
●The laying on of hands includes the gifts of the Spirit – all of them.
●Resurrection of the dead includes all teaching on eschatology, the Second Coming and the like.
●Eternal judgement includes all eschatology including rewarding of the saints and all teaching on eternal hell.
So, now we have seven major doctrinal headline principles into which all biblical doctrines fit.
This is what produces a fully rounded, glorious, powerful Church full of the Spirit of God. The tragedy is that most of this is what is missing in the much of the church today.
You see, you can remove whatever doctrines from the list above that you don’t like. It’s easy; all you have to do is take a pair of scissors and cut those verses out. Then you can write your own doctrines and stick them in its place.
Or better still, you can do what the Methodists, the Presbyterians and most denominational churches do – just cast down the Bible. Take out a few nice un-offensive verses and ditch all the “hard sayings”. Then give yourself fully to CNN and the mass media. They know just how you should be! Give yourself fully to the entertainment world and Hollywood. They’re all very clever people who know just how you should be.
Oh by the way, should you be one of those who have elevated yourself to the position of God’s editor and removed parts of His doctrines that you don’t like, here is a verse for you:
2 John 1:10 “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your home nor greet him.”
Too many today have a God of their own creation, an emergency Jesus, or a back-pocket sponsoring Jesus. They give their cell phones more honour than our Lord.
We are all to believe, teach and preach the same thing. No church has the right to preach and teach on love alone and exclude teaching on the cross, judgement and hell, because all of those are included in God’s love.
1 Corinthians 1:10 “Now I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgement.”
The fruits of truth:
If you are in the Truth and going the right way there will be many fruits brightening your walk through the desert that is this world. These are some important ones:
If you are in and of the Truth you will overcome the world, the flesh and the demonic. These will be the big ticket items to guide you ever forward with our great God. Here are the verses:
Note that it is the power of the cross that produces victory in these areas.
►The world: Galatians 6:14 “God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Yeshua, by whom the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.” (Note the two-way crucifixion here. “The world is dead to me and the world thinks it can’t use me because I am dead to it.)
1 John 5:4 “For whoever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.”
►Self: Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Messiah; it is no longer I who live, but Messiah lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
►The demonic: Hebrews 2:14 “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.”
If we have the full gospel applied to our lives it will have very real results. We will be full of the love of God, but this love is unique! It is love combined with and in the truth!
1John 3:1 “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.”
Here in this verse above is one of the great standards or measures. What does the world think of you?
Very few people are prepared to come to the Lord and lay down their lives and ideas. Very few are prepared to repent. Be careful if this is you because much of what is coming will be sudden! Sudden is the word and you may not have the time to untangle yourself from the trappings of the world.
The big problem with the “I can do it, you can do it, yes, you can”, crowd is that it appeals strongly to pride and the devil working in you. It denies that the power of God keeps Him out and empowers, enthrones and exalts self. Let me say it again; the power to live the Christian life successfully comes from an instrument of death – the cross and its application.
Oh yes there is power in self, but it’s an illegitimate power. God will not share His power with the un-crucified self.
The counterfeit church tries to be right with God. They try to be holy. Do you know that trying to be holy is a heavy burden? Trying to get rid of sin is a painful, futile exercise and most people can’t do it so they give up and just surrender to it. Sin and evil has an associated power. It is the power of the devil and you can’t defeat it or him while on his turf.
Once you realise that trying to live the Christian life is a waste of time you are on the road to wonderful victory. As you realise and apply the exchange of the life through the cross, it all falls into place.
If you are trying to live the Christian life by law-keeping you are doomed. No amount of law-keeping can make you right with God. But when you realise that the Spirit of the law is alive in your heart and He is your guide – you are free.
When a Church or ministry removes or downplays any of the doctrines of Messiah, false doctrine enters in its place – always!
The modern Church has cast aside most of the doctrines of Messiah and replaced them with the doctrines of the world.
The Church today is in a unique situation. We are already well into enormous amounts of false doctrine, and attack by savage wolves. Error is the order of the day. Most of the modern church is simply appeasing the devil.
Most of the modern church is full of self-motivational hogwash. It is devoid of the cross and it is full of division. The modern church is unholy and evil, in love with the world, and out to glorify self.
The worst horror to befall much of the church is the terrible doctrine of inter-faith. Of course it is successful and will become a lot more so, because it’s of the ‘successful’ powerful devil. But this success and power has a time-stamp on it.
Thank our Lord that there are many Churches and ministries moving ever forward in truth with our great God. This is where the Kingdom of God reigns and has authority.
Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Here are a few of my favourite verses:
John 17:20-21 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one as You Father are in Me, and I in You; that they may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”
1 Timothy 3:15 “...The Church is the pillar and foundation of truth.”
Job 23:11 “I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”
Hebrews 9:28 “...To those who eagerly wait for Him, He will appear a second time, apart from sin for salvation.”
The big take away from this edition is that there are two powers out there (The power of the cross and the power of self) and that you are under either one of them. Incomplete doctrine opens the door for false doctrine and that illegitimate power to come into play.
The standard for the true Church today is to apply the full doctrine of Messiah – all of it. The standard is the cross of Messiah and its application which is the victory and power of God.
As you prepare your heart for our Messiah, bear in mind that eternity is just around the corner!
I did this mixed media painting combining photography (the baobab tree) and abstract forms and textures. I took the baobab tree along the banks of the Limpopo River. It is called the “communion tree” because the original discoverers had communion under the tree. It’s about 3000 years old. The painting is one of a series I did.
I love flowers, orchids in particular. I placed them on a mirror on a table outside at night, set the camera shutter to stay open for two minutes and “painted” the flowers with a little hand-held halogen torch, dragging the light through the image. That’s a sparkler I placed behind.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 255. April 15th 2015
The stormy, shifting desert sands:
The stormy, shifting desert sands:
Yemen is not in Bible prophecy, or is it? Well, it’s not in prophecy directly, but it most certainly is by implication and under previous ancient names. In fact the prophetic picture is frightening with implications for the whole world now!
The entire area is pure desert. Across the border in Saudi Arabia there are enormous stretches of desert. Across the western border in North Africa, again there are thousands of kilometres of desert sands.
These desert sands are soft and often blown about. Lately, the wind storms have been intensifying, blowing tons of desert dust across the entire region.
The image below, courtesy of NASA was taken on the 9th April and shows one of the massive sand storms sweeping the area of interest to us now.
These intensive dust storms transform the desert dunes, changing the whole landscape at times.
This is just what is happening on the socio-political scene in the area. We are seeing a dramatic shift in power bases. Right now we can’t see clearly through the “dust”, but we soon will!
You may be surprised to see and know just how this lot is working out and what the implications are for the world! Read on my friends.
Identifying the players:
Isaiah 21:1-2 “The burden against the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through, so it comes from the desert, from a terrible land. A distressing vision is declared to me; the treacherous dealer deals treacherously, and the plunderer plunders. Go up, O Elam! Besiege, O Media.”
Elam and Media are in territory that is today Iran. So this verse above is most certainly referring to Iran in these days. Elam is the area in which the nuclear reactor, Bushehr is located.
Yemen has been run by tyrants and madmen, and has been a home for terrorist organisations, but the government has had a slant towards the West. It has been seen as a shaky ally of the US.
Yemen’s neighbour, oil-rich Saudi Arabia has also been an ally of the US, but Yemen and Saudi Arabia have been arch enemies of each other. How quickly things have changed! Suddenly the Saudi King and leader is dead and Yemen is in violent war and turmoil with its leader and entire cabinet overthrown. These two prophetic events happened on the same day!
Further up the desert is Iran. As we know Iran is no friend of the US or Israel. But Iran is an ally of the forces now dominating Yemen. Iran hates Saudi Arabia and would love to see her humiliated and defeated as well.
In fact the current war in Yemen is a proxy war for Iran. They are sponsoring the rebels trying to overthrow Yemen.
But Iran has aspirations to bring the whole desert region under her control. Many believe that Iran will try to destabilise Saudi Arabia and turn it into a Shiite, Iran-controlled nation.
Iran’s apocalyptic worldview:
Iran’s worldview is centred on the appearance of the Islamic Mahdi and the spread and dominance of the Shiite sect of Islam.
This is what Iran said recently:
“Whoever guarantees the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, will guarantee the imminent appearance of the Mahdi. The establishment of a new Islamic civilisation is on its way.”
In a long intelligence video put out by Iran (which I have seen) they claim that soon after the death of the Saudi King the Islamic Mahdi will appear.
We must have at least a basic understanding of Sunni and Shiite hatred. The two sects of Islam have been at each other’s throats since the beginning of Islam. Nothing has changed. Most westerners don’t understand that there is an enormous fight on the go within Islam and between these two sects.
The common denominator is that they both hate Israel, the Jews and the West.
Enter Sheba and Dedan:
The great war of Gog and Magog also referred to as WW111 is outlined in Exekiel 38 & 39. The nations mentioned come against Israel and attack her. On the attacking side we see the nations of Gog &Magog, Rosh, Meshach, Tubal, Persia, Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer, and Togarmah.
Then further on in the chapter we see the defenders of Israel her allies -in this massive nuclear war.
Ezekiel 38:13 “Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to Cary away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to take great plunder?’”
If you know Bible prophecy, the names Sheba and Dedan should be ringing bells! This prophecy is said to occur in the latter days. It is still to come. (Ezekiel 38:16)
►Sheba was the ancient name for Yemen and Dedan was the ancient name for Saudi Arabia. (See map above.)
“The merchants of Tarshish” can be identified in this map below:
Tarshish was a sea port in the south of Spain. The merchants traded by ship with a nation known for its tin in those days. It became known as Bri-tin or Britain today. The symbol of Britain is a lion. The “young lions” of this prophecy would then be the offshoot or commonwealth nations, The US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the others.
Most Bible commentators and analysts agree with this exposition.
So, we see identified in this prophecy the modern main western nations on the one hand and the nations of Russia, Turkey, and surroundings on the other. Many of these attacking nations are Muslim.
The nations on the left in blue are the defending nations, allied with Israel, and the nations on the right in red are the attacking nations of this prophecy.
World War Three has already started. Well if this is it – it’s not much to worry about is it?
No, we are not yet at the full blown war, but we are seeing the players line up and start the shooting. So far, it’s just Sheba, and Dedan warming up and Persia (Iran) chirping in the background.
Here’s the big takeaway:
This is huge!
If the United States is correctly identified as one of the “young lions” in this prophecy, she will be an ally of Israel at the time this prophecy comes to pass.
This means Obama will fail in throwing Israel under the bus and joining hands with Iran! This means that if this prophecy occurs just before the tribulation starts, which I believe it will for various reasons, the US will be on the WW111 stage attacking the attackers of Israel in red (on the diagram above)and defending Israel with the nations in blue.
A possible outcome of the current war in the region is that Saudi Arabia remains intact and Yemen does not fall to Iran. Both must be allies of Israel when this prophecy comes about.
How about that for a spanner in the works!
Be careful not to write off the US. Be careful proclaiming her total defeat! God may still have a plan of success for the US and the west.
It’s easy to see the nations in red as enemies attacking Israel. It’s easy to see the nations in blue defending Israel except for the two Arab nations of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The Bible has given us the end picture and the final outcome. Yemen and Saudi Arabia will unite with other western nations when the heat is on.
The obstacle to this prophecy coming to pass is Obama, trying to distance the US from Israel. A possible scenario is that he is removed or changes his tune!
The entrance of Russia as the big bad bear into this war may well be the thing that changes the whole picture and realigns the US with Israel.
What in fact we have now is the stage being set and prepared for WW111. Russia is in the wings. Iran is already on the battleground in a minor way; Israel is waiting.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels now controlling the capital of Yemen are trying to build ties with Russia and China. They feel threatened by Western support for Saudi Arabia. The Houthis have just sent a delegation to Russia to build this relationship.
Is this an early-entrance of Russia into what looks like it could develop into WW111? Let’s remember that Russia is already at war in Ukraine and is already angering the west as a result.
Let’s also remember that Russia has just announced that she will stand by and help the Palestinians set up their desired state within the borders of Israel.
ISIS is expanding fast in Syria and is now just a short way from Assad’s residence in Damascus. Could this be a precursor of the Isaiah 17 war to come? Not yet, but it’s heading that way fast. The big key in the Isaiah 17 war and the Gog & Magog war is the involvement of Israel, which is not on the go yet.
We are all familiar with the prophecy of Isaiah 17, but here is a parallel prophecy from the pen of Jeremiah:
Jeremiah 49:23-27 “Against Damascus, Hamath and Arpad are shamed, for they have heard bad news, they are fainthearted; there is trouble on the sea - it cannot be quiet. Damascus has grown feeble and turns to flee, and fear has seized her. Anguish and sorrow have her like a woman in labour. Why is the city of praise not deserted, the city of My joy? Therefore her young men shall fall in the streets and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, says the Lord of hosts. I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus and it shall consume the palaces of Ben-Hadad.’”
Do you see how close we are to all these going bang?
Right now we are seeing Islamic sects fighting each other for dominance and Israel is not involved. The Bible reveals that these prophetic wars involve Israel, so that’s what we must watch for. We can’t jump the gun and say that these are them just yet, but remember that this can all change in a flash.
Latest breaking news:
Yemen has named its former prime minister, Khaled Bahah as the new vice president in a move aimed at bringing a peaceful settlement to the war. He is a popular pro-west leader.
This is one of my mixed media art works in which I’ve used bits of canvas as a printing mechanism combined with textured paint effects.
I took this picture in the beautiful Namib Desert.
If you want to see more pictures of the beautiful desert click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 254. April 8th 2015
Pay-back time for the world:
Pay-back time for the world:
Romans 12:19 “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay says the Lord.”
We are now very close to many prophetic things falling into place fast. We are approaching the most dramatic times the world has ever seen.
We are also approaching a major change in the ways and methods God deals with the world. The tribulation period is a new dispensation. Actually, it completes the dispensation of the Old Covenant, being the final seven years of Daniel’s 70 weeks of years. It signals the most demonstrative direct judgements of God on this Messiah-rejecting world. Nature goes crazy, God’s wrath is poured out with His direct judgements, and Satan goes crazy pouring out his wrath.
The people of the world turn in their wrath and hostility towards God because of His wrath. They finally wake up to the fact that God is a judge of sin and grace has run its course.
The true Church will not be here during this time, but we will see the forerunners of it all.
We are heading for dramatic events all at the same time. With all the world’s efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and the region – nothing at all has improved – nothing! In fact it’s all getting much worse very fast, just as the Bible predicts.
Hezbollah has recommitted itself to the destruction of Israel. Iran has committed itself to the destruction of Israel even while nuclear limitation talks were on the go. Hamas is committed to the destruction of Israel and is building new tunnels. Syria wants to destroy Israel. All the other off-shoot Palestinian organisations want to take over all of Israel.
Israel on the other hand has declared its desire to live in peace with the Arabs. Israel has never once said it wants to destroy these Arab peoples and organisations. Of course Israel has threatened to and has defended herself.
All of this has the potential to explode into world war – and it will. This is just why the nations of the world want peace in the Middle East. They have tried everything possible to bring peace and will continue to try.
Incredibly, the Bible shows how to do this. God has a plan to bring peace to the world. His plan is in His book for all to see. All they have to do is open it read it and do it.
But God’s plan also reveals what will happen to those who try to bring peace to the world their own way, just as at Babel.
God will pay back the world’s peace seekers with war and destruction.
God is going to pay back everyone for their sins. Everyone on this planet has to pay for sin. The entire world will pay and will not be let off the hook on the smallest most insignificant sin, even sins of thought.
There is no pay-back for our sins.
All true believers are forgiven and cleansed of all sin through the cross of Messiah. Yes there was a pay-back for our sins, but it was paid in full by our Lord.
Continued sin will get us out of fellowship with our Lord but not out of relationship. We are forever forgiven with our “sins removed as far as the east is from the west”!
Perhaps the most dramatic comparative study you can do is on the difference between the Judgement seat of Messiah, which is exclusively for born-again believers and is all about being rewarded, and the Great White Throne Judgement, which is exclusively for unbelievers and is all about them being cast into hell because they trusted in their ‘good works’ to be saved.
One of the wonderful things that makes us Christians unique is this fact that we are totally cleansed by the blood of the cross of Calvary. We have been made holy and pure in our born-again spirits. Yes our souls still need to be renewed, but we are right with God now.
What makes us unique is the fact that we are the only group of people on earth who are already fully right with God relationally, and we are becoming right experientially in thought and action. All other religions work from the outside in. They involve their slaves trying to be right with some big angry God. True Biblical Christianity works exactly the other way. We are made right in spirit first, right in the inside of our hearts and this works through to the outside.
All religions work on the cursed principle of salvation by law and works. We are saved by faith and grace and the difference is as big as the universe.
Perhaps the main reason the unsaved world hates true born-again believers is because we don’t pay for our sins and they do.
Although we as true believers through the shed blood of Calvary will never pay for our sins, there is an element of pay-back that we ought to take note of.
In eternity we will all be the same in terms of a sin-free foundation, but what we have built on that foundation now this side of heaven, will make us all forever different from each other. Our works don’t come into the picture for salvation, but our works after salvation do come into the reward picture. We will be rewarded for works done by and through the leading of our Lord and the rewards will be eternal.
So, who gets hit with the pay-back?
The punishment of God for all our sins has been poured out on Yeshua at the cross. If you don’t have the substitutionary work of the cross in you working its saving power, you are lost and you are going to pay for it.
The whole unsaved world is going to pay for their sins and its going to be soon. The great big shock is that no one will be able to afford to pay the price!
Those who are unsaved are also those who have no idea how to obey the word of God or even know what it says.
2 Thessalonians 1:5-7 “...That you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give those who trouble you rest with us when the Lord Yeshua is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel.”
What a shocking verse this is!
You may really desperately want the most expensive diamond in the world. But very few can afford such luxury. If you can’t pay for it, you can’t have it. If you try to buy the diamond with fake money or a hand full of cow dung, you won’t take delivery of it. What is needed is the full price in real true money.
You see, no one can pay the price for their salvation. All of your works are like a handful of cow dung says the Bible. (Philippians 3:8). Perhaps one of the greatest curses to befall mankind is the Catholic created idea of buying salvation. It’s not practiced much today, but the idea is still there in most people, albeit modified.
All your good works are rejected by God as payment for salvation. The enormous great cost paid by our Lord involved great sacrifice and suffering – so much so that we could never pay the price ourselves.
Pain and suffering does do us good, but it has no value at all in terms of salvation.
So now the world stands wanting the most valuable diamond in the world, but is unable to pay. At the Great White Throne Judgement the works of the unsaved are found to be imperfect. The people are found to be bankrupt, and they are cast into hell.
So it is only those with perfect works that can be saved, because that’s God’s standard. There was only One person who met the criterion. It was our Lord and Saviour and He offers us that salvation as a free gift – no payment required!
The unsaved world can’t afford the price for salvation and they have to pay up. So, no price no salvation. Imagine believing the lies of the Catholic church that you can be saved by being good and then landing in hell with all the other good but bankrupt, broke people!
Imagine the great tragedy of that, when someone was standing right next to you all along offering to give you the payment and you rejected it because your reverend, bishop or minister told you that you don’t need it.
The lion is coming:
God is very clear in His word about certain things that will bring the world under His judgment. How the world handles Israel and the Jews will bring pay-back on those who ignore His word.
The Lion of the tribe of Judah, our Messiah, is returning to this earth soon. He is King of the Jews. He’s actually King of the entire universe and everything in it. Thanks to one US president – the Muslim in the White House, a large schism has just been created, causing a terrible separation between the US and Israel.
This has never happened before. In fact the relationship between the US and Israel has been the primary cause of the blessing on the US all these years.
This division is going to widen into an impassable gulf and will set the Lion, and her child, Israel, against the US. The US will pay for the betrayal. In fact I expect it all to begin to escalate right now.
●On the 4th April (Passover), Netanyahu said that any final deal with Iran must include Iran’s acceptance of Israel’s right to exist. The US State Department speaking for Obama said, “no way”. Perhaps the most shocking thing about that was that 90% of the mass-media never even reported on it.
America’s new policies on Israel will backfire. The US is now on a collision course with Israel and the living God and Israel.
We have now seen Obama betray Israel to Iran. He is most certainly a type of Haman. The writing is on the wall for Obama!
The US has made a deal with the world’s biggest liar. You can be sure that Iran will find a way around this deal.
During the negotiation Iran said that one thing that was not negotiable was the destruction of Israel. Iran has repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction. That is the key issue and was not even on the radar screens of the negotiators!
One of the very real possibilities is that Iran simply gets her nukes from North Korea, Russia or China.
This nuclear deal is not the best deal. It is not a deal that assures the safety of the US, Israel or the world. It is a deal that will invoke the wrath and anger of the living God against the enemies of Israel.
Obama has perhaps the worst record of any US President ever on keeping his word. How many times has he made empty threats and drawn a don’t-cross red-line situation. He is absolutely spineless, a true nothing!
The US will pay for endangering Israel like never before and one of the numerous ways that the US will pay is economically. An economic collapse of monumental proportions is coming soon. It will not be based on the underlying fundamentals of the economy. It will be based on sudden fear and panic entering the markets through some geo-political external market event.
Will this be an event from which the US will not rise again? No it won’t. This paves the way for WW111 and the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38&39. In this war Russia attacks Israel with a number of allies. One of Russia’s allies is Iran (Persia, Ezekiel 38:5-6). But Israel has a number of allies as well.
Surprisingly, it seems apparent that one of these allies is the US. Israel’s allies are called “the young lions.” The lion is the symbol of Britain and the young lions then would be the nations that are offshoots of Britain, the US being the leader.
This war is won eventually by Israel and her allies. There is also a possible identification of the US in the prophecy of Isaiah 18, which has a positive outcome.
So, a possible scenario is that the US gets clobbered economically and in many other ways for throwing Israel under the bus. But it seems that the US does come to their senses and ends up supporting Israel.
Let me add that this is a possibility, nothing more.
Also bear in mind that Israel has a huge number of US allies within the general public and in many churches. Obama is almost like a Muslim on an island acting against Israel. The number of believers in the US who support Israel is not inconsequential. They are the “light on the hill” and the “salt of the earth” in regards to Israel.
So we must be careful and look a little deeper and further than the US government alone, but of course what the government does is a big deal.
One hateful group of people:
Revelation 11:18 “Your wrath has come. It is time to reward your servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, small and great and those who destroy the earth.”
Since we are talking about pay-back, I have to get this in. The verse above includes a certain type of person who is to come under the wrath of God. These are they that “destroy the earth”. All poachers, hunters, and those destroying nature and wildlife will meet their pay-back!
As a lover of nature environment and all things wild, I must say I am thrilled by this verse.
Try as they may, the unsaved will not escape punishment:
Because judgement and punishment are coming, does this make it God’s fault?
There is no university or any amount of learning and study you can do to become right with God. You can’t learn your way into salvation. There are no works you can do to be right with God. You can learn every word in the Bible off by heart, or learn the content of every document ever written and you will not be saved.
The most brilliant minds ever to walk this earth are in hell except for the few who were genuinely born again. All the world’s heroes are in hell. They were not born again.
What about the verse saying that our Messiah has removed and taken the sins of the world? (1 John 3:5) Well, it’s simple. He has taken the sins of the world upon Himself, but if you reject Him you reject this wonderful work of salvation through the cross, and you stand in your sin and will pay for them yourself. You can’t afford the price and will be cast into hell.
What if I told you not to go down that road because there is a bridge missing. What if I told you to go down this road because it’s safe all the way? Whose fault is it if you choose the former?
God has given us everything we need for a holy, godly successful life. If we go our own way, we are doomed and it’s our own fault.
My favourite chapter in the Bible is 2 Peter 1. I have studied every word of it and prayed it over and over more than any other. Here are a few verses:
2 Peter 1:3-5 “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
The Bible says that the message of salvation is so simple a child or a wayfaring man won’t go wrong in it. (It is so simple it has become a stumbling block to countless minds.)
Do you want to try and enter eternity by paying for your own sins? Do you want to try to make it based on your wonderful great works and what a special person you are? Do you want to tell God how great you were? Do you want to trust some idiot reverend committing your soul to God at your funeral, as if he even could?
►Do you want to be met as you step into eternity by Mussolini, Mandela, Muhammad, Michael, Mercury and a host of world leaders and celebrities?
If your answer to these questions is yes, here are some most tragic verses for you:
Isaiah 14:9-11 “Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, all the leaders of the world it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations (to meet you). They all speak and say to you; ‘Have you also become as weak as us? Your pomp (pride) is brought down to Sheol ...”
You see, you can have these world leaders and celebrities arise to meet you. They will sit down with you and ask you questions about your life! But this is not a meeting you want to have anything to do with; it takes place in hell!
Here is the other side of this story:
Hebrews 12:1 “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and sin which so easily ensnares us and let us run with endurance the race that is set us before us.”
My life’s objective and motivation is to help you prepare for eternity. Sometimes I don’t have the words to express myself, so all I can do is try. We can’t go back and do it again; we only get one shot at life. Yes we can “redeem the time” by changing course, but once we cross the line, that’s it. I have no desire to prove myself right and others wrong or any such thing.
My life’s motivation is to see you encounter God’s best. Understand that salvation is free but after that it will cost you everything you are! It may be costly, but it will be more worth it than you can ever imagine.
My friends, these are all important issues. Time is running out fast. Some people will make it into heaven “so as by fire” and have all their works go up in a puff of smoke. Of course they will have made it and be overjoyed at that. Others will have an “abundant entry into heaven.”
Unfortunately the majority of people will not make it at all because they were not saved, thinking that God will smile on them because they were more good than bad in this life and they had good motives.
This is one of my mixed media, collage creations. I’ve used organic themes and introduced an ethnic feel as well.
I took this picture from a chopper flying above the Amphitheatre in the Drakensberg Mountains.
If you want to see more pictures of these mountains click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 253. April 1st 2015
How to be safe in this day (Passover /Easter edition):
How to be safe in this day (Passover / Easter edition):
Bear in mind that Passover on the 4th April is also the time of the next blood moon.
Is this a dead guy lying in front of the cross? Yes and no – how’s that for an answer?
“You have been crucified with our Messiah”, says the Bible. That means that you are dead! But then comes resurrection to newness of life, separated from the old life. That means that we are more alive than ever before, in fact, the living dead!
In a nutshell this is the answer to a successful life and a safe life in this day – to die! Embrace the cross of Calvary and take up your own cross and die daily.
This wonderful work of the cross reaches into our self-life, our relationship with the world and it deals with the demonic attacks in our lives.
The work of the cross separates us and makes us otherworldly and in a sense mysterious to the unsaved, but known as a close friend by our great God.
But, in these days there are many obstacles to us fulfilling God’s word and call on our lives and its getting a lot worse very fast!
In this edition I want to look at how idolatry has crept into the church and a few other issues that we need to deal with to keep us secure in our Lord’s kingdom now.
The hijacking of the church:
Most people have no idea how far the church has been taken off-track. Going into church history is a really liberating thing to do, if you do so with your spiritual eyes open. Does it matter, or should we just go along blindly? I think you know the answer to that. (1 Corinthians 1:10)
What or who is the standard? It is the early church before the advent of Constantine and the Catholic church. This early church was Hebraic in character, had a great many Jews and Gentiles within it and had absolutely none of the characteristics of Babylon and Rome within church practice.
It’s no secret that Satan hates the work of God. It’s no secret that Satan hates the Jews and especially hates Jews coming to salvation, because that is one of the big prophetic events signalling his final end. It’s no secret that Satan hates the true Christian.
Here are a few major questions for you: The early church had a Hebraic character and celebrated Biblical convocations like the feasts of the Lord. Why did the Catholic church interfere with them and change so much of the character of the original Church?
●Why did they change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday (by their own admission if you look it up)?
●Why did the Catholic church get rid of Passover, replacing it with Easter making this a “floating” event so that Easter would never fall on the same day as Passover?
●Why did the Catholic church get rid of the name “Passover” and replace it with the name of the Babylonian sex goddess, Ishtar (Easter)?
●Why did the Catholic church replace the Passover lamb with Easter ham?
●Why did the Catholic church introduce Christmas on the 25th December, the birthday of Nimrod and a host of other Babylonian gods? Why are so many of the rituals of Christmas rooted in paganism?
Do you see it? I hope you do. What is the one common denominator running through these things above?
The single big common denominator is that these things were all done by the Catholics to keep the Jews out of the church. These things re-characterised the church making it a place hostile to Jews. Jews were once before in Babylonian captivity. Do you think they would want to go again into a new captivity now being led by the church?
Don’t you think it’s interesting that the Catholic church, in spite of its size and time in existence has got almost no Jewish members? Why is it that the Catholic church has done nothing at all ever to bring Jews to salvation? Why is it that the Catholic church has never once obeyed the verse declaring that the gospel is to go the Jew first? Why is it that the Catholic church has the dubious record of killing the most Jews throughout history?
It is all because of their satanic motivation, anti-Semitism and hatred for the Jews. This is essentially because of God’s choice and favour to the Jews.
The following exposition is of major importance:
Easter / Passover:
The name Passover (Pesach) means “freedom” It is a celebration of freedom from the bondage of Egyptian slavery. We all know the story of the children of Israel in Egyptian captivity in the days of Moses.
The Jews were finally delivered from Egypt by Moses and led out eventually landing up in the Promised Land, which is Israel today.
Interestingly the plagues of Egypt intensified because there was no repentance in the land. Isn’t that just what happens in the tribulation? We see unrepentant, wicked people turning on God because of His judgements. In fact it’s no different today. You go and tell an Easter-celebrating pastor to repent of his Easter-witchcraft and see what he says to you!
Egypt is always a type of the world system under the rule of Satan. It is also a type of the second Exodus and the Jews returning to the land of Israel from the nations of the world before their mass salvation.
There is enormous symbolism and meaning in Passover, which many Christians know nothing about at all. The symbolism of Passover is freedom from slavery, bondage and deliverance to a new Promised Land of glory.
►My friend Rabbi Jonathan Cahn recently did an excellent teaching entitled “Amazing mysteries of Passover and Palm Sunday in the Scriptures.” You can see the clip HERE.
So, if Passover is a type of freedom and in fact means freedom, have a guess what Easter means and is a type of?
Easter is rooted in the celebration evil, of captivity and bondage.
The symbolism of Easter is not coming out of Egypt but going into Egypt and becoming enslaved to the gods of this world.
The name Easter is a transliteration of the name of the evil Babylonian sex-goddess, Ishtar. She was worshipped in a satanic temple by men having repeated sex with her. The name Ishtar means “god of fertility”.
Ishtar was often seen with a boar and a pig. One of the methods of Ishtar worship included the eating of a pig. Have a look at the video clip by Jonathan Cahn above and you will see all the intricate details of why lamb and not ham was to be eaten at Passover.
Ishtar is also known as the “queen of heaven” and the mother who had given birth to the world and still remained a virgin! She is also known as the sister of the sun and the sex-goddess of the underworld. She was also believed to be the mother of Tammuz who was killed and rose again according to their legends. Ishtar has numerous other attachments to the occult.
Representations of her have been unearthed. She was always seen in the nude with a rabbit and eggs, being symbols of fertility.
So, what does Easter mean and represent? You tell me. Compare Easter with Passover and do you see why the Catholic church is such a reprehensible institution.
The main problem with all of this is that the Catholics have been so successful, led by Satan, that the whole world has bought into the great deception. Most of the church blindly accepts it all and participates in the evil without question.
Have you ever wondered why church ministers won’t drop their enslavement to occult, pagan Easter, Christmas and the like? It’s because their flocks love these idols. It’s far too difficult to get them to break from their idolatrous love for the world and its traditions.
The problem is that many people have difficulty identifying these enemies, because they’ve been so “acclimatised” to these things, believing that participation is normal.
There is always a good way to tell if a convocation or tradition is of God or of the devil. Who are the participants? Does the world celebrate Christmas and Easter? Of course they do to the point of idolatry. Does the world celebrate Passover and the Feats of the Lord? – Not a chance! That alone should tell you that one is of the world and its god and the other of the Bible and our Lord.
Now you may contest, saying that you don’t worship the devil in these things like Easter, you may say that you worship the true God, but you just use the name Easter. Actually you’re a liar. You don’t just use the name. You cut out and remove Passover; you play with childish, satanic Easter bunnies and devilish eggs. You eat the Easter ham instead of the Passover lamb and you do it all on the same day that the Catholics ordained for the practise. On top of this you teach your kids this satanically charged garbage.
By the way, the King James version of the Bible uses the word “Easter”. It is WRONG. The original word is “Pashah” the Greek derivative of the Hebrew “Pesach”. Sorry King James onlyists – your hobby horse is crippled.
Now let me show you something amazing from the following verses:
1 Corinthians 5:7-8 “Purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you are truly unleavened. For indeed Messiah our Passover was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the (Passover) feast...”
Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the pagans.” (This goes on to condemn the cutting down of the fir tree and decorating it with gold and silver!)
Deuteronomy 12:30-31 “Take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not enquire after their gods, saying ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way...”
This amazing discourse ends in Deuteronomy 12:41 “So these nations feared the Lord, yet served their carved images; also their children and their children’s children have continued doing as their fathers did even to this day.”
Did you read the verses? Okay here we go.
Note that God commands His people to do certain things and not to do certain things. He says, “Do not learn the ways of the Pagans.” He says, “Don’t even use the pagan names.” He says, “Don’t worship Me that way.” He condemns serving God mixed with pagan names and practices!
He says, “Do keep the feast of Passover.”
So what does the church do? It does exactly the opposite of these verses and leads their sheep to do the same.
Coming out or going in:
Passover symbolises freedom from bondage and the coming out of Egypt, a type of the world. Easter symbolises going into bondage and slavery to Egypt, a type of the world. There is no Passover in Easter, even though that’s what the Easter service may be about.
Think about this: The children of Israel had to sprinkle the blood of the slain lamb on their doorposts so that the death angel would Passover them. The lamb’s blood is a type of our Messiah’s sacrifice. Easter participants reject Passover. They are in effect proclaiming death to Israel. They have no slain lamb but a slain pig, a type of the antichrist!
Passover also has a future symbolic application. It represents the return of the Jews to their promised land ahead of their mass salvation. By celebrating Easter and removing Passover you are again proclaiming, albeit in type and shadow, death to Israel.
These things characterise you and identify you.
But more than that, they have a supernatural charge to them. They have spirits in them.
Here’s the big takeaway. The Jews were in bondage in Egypt and in Babylon. They were led out into freedom and into the promises of our God. Easter has nothing to do with deliverance from Egypt and Easter is riddled with the occult gods of Babylon.
The Jews do notice that you represent the convocations and traditions of God or the devil!
Passover is associated with unleavened bread, which is type of holiness or the removal of sin. Easter is associated with leavened bread which would be a type of sin.
“Judgement begins in the house of the Lord”
If you have a healthy fear of the Lord as you should have, you will judge yourself now so that you be not judged. Those with no fear of the Lord in them will not judge themselves rightly but will end up being judged by our Lord.
Destroying all traces of pagan practice in your life may be costly. It will make you unpopular with the Christian masses and the spineless pastors. It will make you very special to our Lord. He will honour your commitment and dedication to Him. He will fill you with joy. What a joy it is to be clean and holy before our Lord!
Judgement is already falling on much of the church. It is becoming blinded to its terrible destiny. In many instances the church has departed so far from the scriptural truths it is lost. Of course there are some who are following our Lord well.
You must know Bible prophecy:
If you want to be safe with God in these days you must know Bible prophecy well.
Bible prophecy constitutes about 27% of the Bible. It includes the final act of the greatest drama of all time.
I am constantly shocked at how ignorant most believers are about this all-important subject. Their ignorance is very dangerous because Satan sows his seeds into the fertile grounds of ignorance.
The reason most are ignorant on Bible prophecy is because the leaders are either ignorant themselves or won’t preach and teach on the subject, because of their love for the world. There are many reasons for this, but the one big overriding reason is that they have no fear of the Lord.
You Tube and other internet media are powerful tools to spread the gospel. But they are also tools of the devil. It’s amazing to me just how much pure garbage there is out there. And it’s always the gullible who fall victim to the material put out by the gullible.
You must be discerning.
Here are a few keys in identifying false prophets, deception and pure error:
●Beware of the person who says, “The Lord told me with an audible voice.” Yes the Lord can speak how He chooses, but generally these people have a self-importance problem. They want to prove themselves right and other wrong.
●Beware of the person who says, “The Lord told me” and it doesn’t come to pass exactly as said. If it doesn’t the person is a false prophet and must be thrown out of your lives. Don’t ever entertain what that person says again. (Jeremiah 28:9, Deuteronomy 18:22)
●Beware of the person using all manner of manipulation and persuasion in his words!
●Beware of the person who is a novice in the Lord. (1Timothy 3:6)
●Beware of those with an agenda. For example many use scripture to promote a right wing or left wing political agenda. You do not use the scriptures to promote your hobby horses. Those who do, always ignore, or are ignorant of the scriptures that destroy their hobby horses.
●Beware of ministers who try to bring you under the dominion of the law. The law has its place but it is the shadow, not the substance.
●Beware of the person whose focus is on the things of the world himself, and the things of the world are his main message.
●Beware of the showmen ministers with expensive watches, two Rolls Royce cars, a jet and a number of homes, chauffeurs and the like.
●Beware of ministers and ministries who compare themselves among themselves. (2 Corinthians 10:12.)
●Beware of ministers justifying the values systems of the world, for example, homosexuality.
●Beware of the minister who is involved in or promotes interfaith.
●Beware of all ministries where the cross of Messiah is not central.
Here are a few keys in identifying the messenger of truth:
●Truth includes the full gospel, all of it - nothing left out. This would include Bible prophecy and the associated warnings of judgement to come. Paul said, “I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.” (Acts 20:27)
●This person would be very careful and sure when saying “The Lord told me”. In fact he would more often say, “I sense the Lord saying”.
●The date setter is in fact saying that “the Lord told me this is the date”, otherwise it would not be “set”. There is a very big difference between watching, being ready, praying, knowing the signs and date setting.
It is the command of the Lord to know the signs of the times. This obviously includes dates to within a fairly close time-frame. Not knowing the “day and hour” is not being ignorant of or disinterested in the week, month or year.
As we approach the time of the rapture, I expect our Lord to open up knowledge of the timing of His coming more and more. We will know by the signs and the revelation word of our Lord that the time is approaching faster and faster!
My most enduring prayer, which has often been accompanied with long fasts on water alone has and still is, “My Lord, that I may know you more deeply and intimately and make you known” I think I began praying that in the late 70s.
There is much more that comes with a prayer like that, because it is life-changing. In fact it is life-shattering. Then in much brokenness and humility our Lord begins His deep work in us. It’s painful because we are crushed, leaving everything of the world and what we thought about this or that in a pile with the cow dung.
The resurrection life of our Lord Himself begins to infuse into our lives. The futility of all the things we chased after becomes evident and new life of incomprehensible value and glory begins to manifest.
I’ve always been a lover of all things beautiful including art, classical music, architecture, environment, animals, nature, landscape and the like. I’ve always had a hatred for destroyers of beauty and since 1980 a specific hatred of destroyers of holiness. One day I know I will be overjoyed at the destruction of the destroyers of this beauty, and specifically God’s creation. We will one day soon be delighted in an entire universe full of holiness.
The big bottom line in staying safe in these days is to know the truth very well, know its author very well, and maintain a broken, soft, humble heart before our Lord and His word and to have a hard impenetrable heart to all error and deception.
Give yourself in total surrender to no man, church, or institution, but only to our Lord and Saviour. Judge all doctrine according to the pure word of God with no influences from the so-called church fathers or reformers.
Those bringing false doctrines, errors and deceptions into the church are to be avoided. The Bible says we are to have no fellowship with them. Don’t even receive them into your homes. Rebuke them and expel them.
Seek purity and holiness – you will find it close by.
My friends at the end of the day you are not answerable to the church fathers, the denominations, the Catholics, your church pastor or anyone. You are answerable to the living, holy King of eternal glory.
Imagine standing before God one day and telling Him what you thought life was about and what salvation was about. He might pause and then tell you what it IS about and that it was right before your eyes all along!
Psalm 101:3-6 “I will set no wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness...My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with Me; He who walks in a perfect way, (Lit=blameless), he shall serve Me.”
In closing here is a beautiful rendition of Psalm 121, so appropriate for Israel in these days. It is HERE
I did this painting by firstly dividing it up into segments. I’ve used semi-abstract organic forms to represent the feel inside a forest.
I took this picture in the serene, beautiful Naukluft mountain area of the Namib Desert, where I have spent much time in the past.
If you want to see more pictures of this incredibly beautiful area click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 252. March 25th 2015
What Israel must do (Part two):
What Israel must do (Part two):
This edition should be read as a parallel to Part One, edition 221 which you can find HERE.
Israel’s survival is threatened. Not because Netanyahu says so, but because God says so! There are many big issues involved that will see the loss of many lives. Shall we say 4 billion are about to die? Well that’s just outrageous isn’t it?
Actually about 4.2 billion will die in the tribulation period if you do the arithmetic (which I have done.)
1 Chronicles 12:32 (Context- David’s helpers in times of war):“Of Issachar, men who have understanding (Lit= to have insight) of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen were under their command.”
Issachar was the ninth son of Jacob. The name Issachar means “He will bring a reward.” These selected men within the tribe of Issachar had knowledge of astronomy and celestial cycles. They knew when the Feasts of the Lord were to be kept, their meanings and they knew all about times and seasons and the calendar. The sons of Issachar had knowledge of things past, present and future relating to Israel.
I went into the above verse in more detail in edition 221. This is the focus now for Israel. Time is fast drawing to a close and the devil knows his time is almost up.
It won’t be long before the Middle East is in flames. The focus will soon shift from Arab on Arab conflict to the ancient Arab / Israeli conflict, while at the same time Russia will be drawn in and the new enemy of Israel, Obama. (Note I said Obama and not the USA. I’m pretty sure given the chance, more than half the US will stand with Israel.)
One of the “unintended consequences” of the recent Israeli election was that it unified and brought in many American Jews in support of Israel as well as Jews and those who stand with them from all over the world.
The new Netanyahu:
I was not surprised to see Netanyahu back in the driver’s seat after the election, but I was amazed at his turn around on a few issues. In so many editions I have been saying that Israel can choose to go God’s way or not. Now, out of the blue, Netanyahu says that under his watch there will be no Palestinian state, whereas he was in favour of it before.
Since then he has backtracked on this, or has he?
Netanyahu hasn’t really backtracked on the two-state solution. He is claiming now that he could accept a demilitarised Palestinian state. He says he will not endanger the Israeli state. He claims the goal posts have changed and this has led to his new hard-line stance.
But let me tell you Mr. Netanyahu, any sort of Palestinian state is against God’s word and will bring judgement and war.
We know he has a hard line on Iran’s nuclear aspirations, so nothing new there. He has vowed to continue with building activities in the so-called “occupied territories”. Please see the previous edition for much more on who is “occupying” whom and what the “territories” really are!
It seems that the new Netanyahu has decided to align himself more with God’s word on many issues than before, but the key issue of dividing Israel and the city of Jerusalem are still hovering around like the sword of Damocles.
If Israel abandons the two-state solution, it will bring the wrath of the world upon Israel. If Israel goes ahead with it, it will bring the wrath of God on Israel and the world.
The world’s agenda:
The world has an agenda. It was born in hell and seeks to oppose all that is of God as revealed in His word. The world system has a god behind it...Satan himself. It has a mouthpiece and a huge welcoming mat.
The mouthpiece is of course the world’s mass media, with Satan camouflaged in the dress of its chief editors, reporters and celebrities.
The agenda of the world against God is so deeply entrenched in the devils plans that when the pressure is on the media kingpins will become supernaturally charged with evil.
I have already heard the likes of CNN senior presenters condemning with absolute viciousness those that stand against homosexuality, because God does.
You see, they scream the odds in favour of human rights, but do not allow us the rights to our view that God is supreme and He is right!
Now as we come to Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people and God’s plan for them, we run headlong into conflict with the mass-media, who have decided that Satan is right and God is wrong.
The two – state solution has become sacrosanct and the worlds accepted norm.
God’s will, Satan’s will:
The world famous image above shows the headline in May 1948 as Israel became an official nation, proclaimed by the League of Nations, the organisation that became the United Nations. Note the name of the newspaper. The Palestine Post was not a Palestinian newspaper but a Jewish newspaper as it is today.
In those days Palestine was the Jewish homeland.
Shortly after this the paper changed its name to the Jerusalem Post.
Amongst the massive deceptions and lies that the world now believes thanks to the chief liars, the mass-media, are the following:
● Israel claimed and took over land belonging to the Palestinians.
●Israel is now the occupying force.
●Israel has no right to build settlements in the territories.
●Israel can achieve peace by trading land for peace.
God’s will for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews is revealed in multiple places in the Bible. Satan’s word for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews is revealed in the mass-media. Guess which one will endure to final victory?
God’s word declares that He will regather the Jews from all over the world and bring them back to the land. He will bring them back in their spiritual blindness and then lift that veil. He will bring them back in tumultuous times with many enemies trying to destroy them.
When back in the land, with Jerusalem as their undivided capital, Israel will suffer greatly in wars and conflict. At this time our Lord will open their spiritual eyes and they will see who their real Jewish Messiah is.
God will use the Jews to bring salvation to the world in the final stretch of current world history, the tribulation period.
●In terms of historical fact, Jerusalem has been a Jewish holy city since the days of King David 3000 years ago.
Satan’s will is for a two-state solution, giving a people who don’t exist as a nation a state within the borders of Israel. Satan’s plan for these people who are all Muslims, is to establish the religion of Islam throughout Israel.
Satan’s plan is for the Muslims to kill the Jews, preventing them from coming to salvation and becoming the world’s new evangelists.
Satan’s plan is to turn the world against the Jews and God’s plans for them.
Isaiah 14:24-27 “The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, surely I have thought, so it shall come to pass, as I have purposed so shall it stand...This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth and this is the hand that is stretched out over all nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposes and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out and who will turn it back?”
The next section of this verse is headed “Philistia destroyed”. Philistia is the Biblical territory of Gaza and surrounds. The word ‘Palestinian’ is derived from the word ‘Pleshet’, literally meaning “Invader or intruder.” A derivative form is “Palaistes” meaning “wrestler.” In Hebrew the word is ‘Plishtim’ meaning ‘occupier.’ So, who are the invaders, the intruders, the wrestlers, the occupiers? You guessed right.
This video clip entitled “The myth called the Palestinian people” is excellent. You can find it HERE.
The great danger of democracy:
With almost every westerner, democracy is their god. Challenge them on it and you’ll soon find out. CNN says, “The two-state solution is what the world wants and has decided.” So, because it’s now the democratic will of the masses, that makes it right?
Do you know how to hijack and destroy democracy? It’s easy; all you need to do is remove the absolutes of God’s word from society and cast it down in the street – right under the bus. Then all you need to do is repeatedly espouse a new world where everything becomes subject to the opinions of masses and the media.
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it often enough, it will be believed.”
“How fortunate it is for leaders that the masses do not think.”
“A real leader is one who can move the masses.”
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”
What must Israel do and what must you do?
Quite simply Israel must obey God’s word and make no land for peace deals.
Will you blindly follow the masses because their evil mouthpiece, the media, tells you what you must think? I’ve said a million times and will continue saying it; Satan’s desire is control and he operates through manipulation, intimidation and domination.
Satan wants you to believe his lie that he is God, whereas he is only a fallen angel cast out of heaven. He wants you to believe that his way is the best and most reasonable. He wants you to follow the crowd like a stupid, blind, dumb puppet. Do you think that’s all too dramatic? You fool! The entire world has followed Satan led by the media into the hell of error about Israel.
The whole world including many of you reading this right now believe the lie of the devil that the Palestinian people exist, were overthrown by Jews and now require a state before peace comes along.
The biggest LIE in the world:
The state of Palestine was in existence from 1920 to 1945, but it was a Jewish state even way back then. Palestine in those years was synonymous with the Jewish Holy Land or homeland of Israel. It was under British mandate, but jointly managed with the Jewish people.
There was no PLO, PA, Hamas, or any official Palestinian state-in-waiting. There never was a Palestinian state headed by Palestinians. There most certainly was a Jewish state in waiting as a result of Allenby’s actions in 1917.
So, the so-called Palestinian state that the Jews supposedly took over never existed. It was just a name that briefly existed for Jewish territory and was then changed to Israel at independence.
Here is perhaps one of the biggest shocks for the Palestinians, Obama, Europe and let’s just say the whole world. Before Israel’s independence they had a flag. It was called the Palestine flag. Here it is:
The so-called Palestinian state of Palestine never existed! The presentation that it did is today perhaps the biggest LIE in the world and is perpetuated by the biggest liars in the world – the mass media.
This giant lie will lead to and see the deaths of millions of people in the days ahead.
►My friends, truth is your friend...your eternal friend – embrace it, fall in love with it, accept it; not only will it set you free, but it will open your eyes to great wonders previously incomprehensible.
There was never a Palestinian people with their own homeland, culture, language. Archaeology can’t identify them. They have never had a currency or coinage. The Palestinians are a manufactured people originating from the Arab people, culture and language. A previous Palestinian state full of Palestinians is nowhere in the Bible. In fact the Bible proves that the land of Israel is the heritage of the Jews from the eternal God.
Ezekiel 11:17 “Thus says the Lord God: ‘I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”
The true state of Palestine was, is and will be the Jewish, Zionist, Israel!
The Palestinians are Arab peoples originating from Jordan, Egypt and some from Crete and other places.
What is the point of all of this? Satan has and is using this entire issue to come against God’s truth, replace it with error, prove God a liar and destroy Israel in the process. The ultimate goal of Satan is to prevent the Jews from coming to salvation as the Bible says they will, so prolonging his own time.
No my friends God is not the liar, the world’s mass media is. In fact they are currently presenting the world with the world’s biggest lie ever and will cost untold millions of people their lives and eternal state. Please don’t be one of them.
By the way another interesting thing happened in 1939. Hitler was nominated by the world for the world’s Peace Prize called Nobel!
The Obama deception:
What’s in a name you ask?
Of course it’s not just Obama who refers to ISIS as ISIL. Most political leaders do. Surprisingly many so-called gospel ministers do as well. The meaning of the name of the Islamic terror group ISIS is “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” This is the area of their operations and the area in which they are setting up there caliphate or Islamic state.
The name ISIL uses the word “Levant” for “L”. The map above (in red) shows exactly what or where “Levant” is. Note that it includes Israel.
Those who use the word ISIL are proclaiming that Israel is part of the Islamic caliphate and will end up as part of their land of domination. In fact they are proclaiming death to Israel and especially death to Zionist, Jewish Israel.
This is no small deal; it is a big deal! This is just how many of these things start.
Let me inform you that Christians using this name are knowingly or unknowingly speaking the word of the devil. They are proclaiming a form a Replacement Theology. Politicians are already under the spell of the devil – so it’s par for the course for them to use the word. But we see through them all to the devil’s plans.
Obama wears a ring on his finger. It is Islamic and essentially declares that Allah is God!
Here it is:
The thirteenth Prime Minister:
Since the election, the UN has told Israel it expects them to “create the environment for a final peace agreement and to continue giving up land for the Palestinian state”. The spokesman said he expected Israel to end the occupation paving the way for a viable Palestinian state – Farhan Haq UN General Secretary Deputy 19th March.
So now with this election just passed we have the thirteenth Prime Minister of Israel about to be installed. In terms of numbers in scripture, thirteen is the number of rebellion against God. In Genesis 10:9 Nimrod is described as a mighty hunter, who was “before the Lord.” This literally means that he tried to take the place of God. He was the thirteenth in Ham’s line.
According to the excellent work by EW Bullinger, thirteen represents all the governments created by men and inspired by Satan in outright rebellion against God. You can see source material on this HERE.
At this stage it’s too early to know just what Netanyahu will do, but this is not a good omen for his new term.
Concessions to the world and appeasement of the world’s demands will see Israel fall out of favour with God. Israel will go into “captivity” again and a second Holocaust will come its way.
Mr. Netanyahu, do not lead Israel anywhere near a two-state solution! Do not capitulate with concessions!
Abbas has already declared that a two-state solution is impossible with Netanyahu at the helm. Good, let it be so!
All the nations of the world with a few exceptions and all the world’s mass-media with no exceptions are in favour of the two-state solution.
Israel, please understand that God wants you to fulfil his will and bring blessing to you. Understand that Satan wants to destroy you as he always has. The mass media are not your friends – they are your eternal great enemies. The nations of the world have been fed all the lies about Palestine and the Palestinians. They are friends of the antichrist.
Israel it is your time now. You must stand alone, ignoring the mass media and the voice of the nations. You must align yourselves with the word of your Jewish Messiah.
But know this Israel; as you stand alone, you stand with God and the multitudes of pro-Israel Christians Zionists, many of whom would give their lives for you.
There are so many things of a prophetic nature dovetailing together now; it is no coincidence. Israel this is your time, it is your time to shine. This time is like no other!
The great dovetail:
Some of the signs of the times dovetailing right now and culminating this year include: The blood moon tetrad and solar eclipse. The first Shemitah year of this cycle ends on Elul 29 (September 13th 2015). The war in Syria refuses to cease anticipating the great Isaiah 17 war in which Damascus is completely destroyed. Russia is preparing to push further into Eastern Europe sowing the seeds for WW111 prophesied in Ezekiel 38&39. Islam marches forward under the banner of ISIS. The Psalm 83 war is on the horizon. Iran will soon be within reach of nuclear weapons. Anti-Semitism is arising at an alarming rate worldwide. The chorus of anti-Israel media bias is consolidating under the auspices of Satan.
Israel, you were in Babylonian captivity for seventy years because of your rebellion against God, then you were set free. It is now seventy years since the Holocaust and you are about to become truly free.
Mandela’s view on Israel:
Because he was seen as a saint by the world, everyone thinks that what he said was “gospel”! It was the gospel of Satan. Although he did endorse the rights of Israel to exist (kind of him!), he supported two states and leaned much more to the Palestinian cause than Israel’s.
He was a friend of Arafat and Abbas. If his views had been implemented, God’s wrath would have fallen on Israel. He was a true Universalist, believing that all people were equal with and before God. That sounds good, but it’s not the Bible. God has called specific people and nations for specific things.
Mandela’s view on Israel would have handed the land to the Palestinians and Islam on a platter.
The entire plot is portrayed in the scriptures and that is exactly as it will transpire. We don’t know the small details, but we know the big picture.
I used this verse higher up, but it so important and so relevant I must end with it. If you haven’t read it please do so. If you have please do so again:
You see Israel; you actually can’t do what you want. God’s will for you will come about. It can come about the easy way or the hard way, but it will come about!
Isaiah 14:24-27 “The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, surely I have thought, so it shall come to pass, as I have purposed so shall it stand...This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth and this is the hand that is stretched out over all nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposes and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out and who will turn it back?”
This is a modified mixed painting I did representing a menorah, scroll and various other elements, all heavily textured and layered.
I took this picture in the magnificent Etosha Game Reserve, Namibia, as a young one took a rest at a waterhole.
If you want to see more pictures of this incredibly beautiful area click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!