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Lord willing the next edition will be entitled - "World War Three arising" After that the next will be on some very surprising details on the rapture.
This section of prophecy-related news will updated as needs be.
●US House of Representatives passes bill declaring Israel a "strategic partner" dramatically strengthening the US / Israel alliance. 7th March.
●Netanyahu on visit to the US says: "I am ready to make a historic peace agreement." (4th March.)
●Ukraine: The situation is tense and could develop into a superpowers conflict. Ukraine is in Bible prophecy! It is one of the nations that make up "Magog" of Ezekiel 38. This could develop into the early stages of this monumental war.
●Control of Mount Zion to be turned over to the Catholic church to coincide with the Francis visit in May.
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 his latest prophecy update dealing with the two-state solution and the peace treaty. Eternalrhythmflow. Here is Scott's latest video teaching, which includes references to this ministry. Click Here.
►General news items:
●The Ukraine situation is on the edge as I write. There are numerous, surprising, critical prophetic undertones to the situation, which, God willing, I will address in the next edition.
Edition 197. March 5th 2014
The glory of the future universe:
The glory of the future universe:
The purpose of this edition is to increase your hope, faith and love for our great King and Saviour. It is to stretch your beliefs and expand your horizons into our spectacularly magnificent eternal future, bedecked with glory and wonder. Oh yes, and it’s also to scare the hell out of you – literally.
There is incredible design in God’s creative work from atoms to insects to the human form, to the earth, to the solar system, to the entire universe and to crown it all – heaven. And it is all about to get even more magnificent!
Of course most of this is beyond our imagination, but the Bible does give us insights and brief glimpses into the glory of these things – enough to put NASA and SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) programs to shame.
Much of this edition flies in the face of modern thinking and even teaching in the church. It is way ahead of NASA, SETI and others. It also puts all science fiction to shame, and attempts by Hollywood to look into the future. In fact Hollywood’s eternal destruction is revealed right here – with all your favourite celebrities.
Some of these things you may never have heard of, or even imagined, but it’s all right here in God’s word. Hallelujah!
Other worlds with life upon them:
Are there other worlds out there in the universe? There are untold numbers of other worlds.
Is there life out in the universe and does it matter?
Let’s see what God’s word has to say.
Hebrews 1:1-2 “God who at various times (dispensations) and in different ways spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.”
Hebrews 11:3 “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”
Isaiah 45:12 “I have made the earth and created man on it. It was I – My hands - that stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.” The word “host” means: (Strongs, H6633) “army” “service”, “intelligent beings.” cf. Ps.115:16.
Colossians 1:16 “By Him all things were created that are in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
The verses above all imply other worlds out there, and also worlds with some form of life upon them.
God contains time and space, so when we consider this question, we need to realise that life includes unimaginable things. It includes an entire dimension which transcends both space and time.
Are we the privileged planet? We most certainly do have perfect conditions on earth to sustain life. But what if there are other planets that have life forms that are radically different from ours? What if there are other planets that have spirit-type beings living there, in which physics doesn’t matter?
The issue is that we don’t know the full extent of what’s out there. We have not even been able to explore our own solar system with much more than a super- charged magnifying glass!
Our modern astronomers have come up with “educated guesstimates” of how big the universe is. They are educated fools for even trying! No matter what the size is they conjure up, what’s on the other side, what’s beyond that?
Job 26:7 “He hangs the earth on nothing.”
Are we alone in the universe? God’s nature and purpose behind all creation is ultimately to have communion, fellowship, relationship and community. God’s eternal, universal creation is in line with His character. The universe and all in it were created for loving relationships. Because God placed man on this earth, Yeshua died here once for all; otherwise He would be careering all over the universe from world to world, and re-enacting the Cross…..
It is so inconceivable that we are alone in the universe. There is a universe beyond our comprehension, of spectacular, magnificent wonder out there. It is full of life! It has no end and will never end!
We are now at the delightful dawn of our entry into this universe filled with God’s love – a place of placid tranquil peace.
Transformation of the body:
Philippians 3:21 “He will transform our lowly body that it may be confirmed to His glorious body.”
1 Corinthians 15:40-49 “There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies, but the glory of the celestial is one and glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun and another glory of the moon and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption and raised in incorruption...it is sown a natural body and raised a spiritual body...We shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.”
At our resurrection, we disciples of Yeshua, will be instantly changed. We will go from limited understanding to unlimited, having full knowledge. We will have full mental capacity. We will be changed from corruptible to incorruptible in a flash.
Our new supernatural bodies will have both physical and spiritual dimensions. We will be able to transcend both dimensions at will, being able to manifest and appear somewhere, and in a flash somewhere else. We will be able to eat, touch and smell. We will be able to travel through the universe at the speed of thought.
We will have full brain power. In our current state we only use a very small percentage of our brain power. But this will all change in a flash. We will have the very wisdom of God. We will know all things!
Our future eternal bodies will be set at about 30 years old. Medical science has recently discovered that DNA stops ageing at about 30. This is also more or less the time our Lord was crucified and rose again. The priesthood of all believers – priests were appointed at age 30.
All impurities, sickness and deformity will be instantly removed. Our eternal future state will be perfect.
We will differ from each other based on our works done while alive on earth and in response to God’s call and leading.
We will reign with Him:
2 Timothy2:12 “If we endure, we shall reign with Him.”
Revelation 20:4 “...Those who have been beheaded for their witness to Yeshua and for the word of God...they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years.”
Revelation 22:5 “And there shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”
Daniel 7:18 “The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.”
Revelation 3:21 “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
Daniel 7:27 “Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall obey and serve Him.”
These verses above (and there are many more) are wonderful and earth shattering! They speak of our co-reign with our Lord on this earth in the Millennium. They also speak of our co-reign with our Lord in the entire universes for all eternity! Did you catch the power of that last sentence?
If we are to reign in the universe, of course there is life out there. Will our reigning in the universe be limited or unlimited? I don’t know, I’ll tell you in a thousand years time.
The amazing eternal creation:
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end.”
Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.”
Psalm 148:2-6 “Praise Him in the highest! Praise Him all His angels; Praise Him all His host! Praise Him sun and moon; Praise Him all you stars of light! Praise Him you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He has commanded and they were created. He has also established them forever and ever. He has made a decree which shall not pass away.”
Psalm 8:3-6 “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the starts, which You ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the Son of man that you visit him, for you have made him a little lower than the angels, and you have crowned him with glory and honour. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.”
The great eternal regret:
In contrast to this magnificent glorious future, beyond our imagination there is a horror beyond our imagination as well.
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 38:15 “From the wicked their light is withheld...”
This place is called hell and will be the eternal dwelling place of Satan, his demons, fallen angels, popes, presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, company CEO’s, celebrities, heroes, Hollywood directors, actors, media owners, journalists ,and other important people. The pro-abortionists and all those yelling for gay rights will be there. It will also be the eternal dwelling place of toilet janitors, cleaners, servants, blue-collar workers, union members, drunkards, murderers, thieves, prison inmates and all the scum of the earth.
The point is, that all of those outside of the saving grace of the cross and shed blood of our Messiah will end in hell. You can also reverse these roles mentioned above, because there are individuals saved in all categories of life. No one will ever be saved based on how good they were!
All humans live forever. All will see God. All unbelievers will have a glimpse of this universal glory. All unbelievers will be raised into a new incorruptible body as well. They will see God and perhaps a section of heaven at the Great White Throne Judgment. They will retain and perhaps be given full knowledge like us. BUT it will be too late for the unbeliever.
Their horror is that they will be imprisoned in the dungeon of hell for eternity, unable to escape the dark clutches of Satan, his demons and fallen angels. They will be in a supernatural prison of untold horror. This place is a creation of the living God, to forever keep all that is unholy, unclean and evil out of the universe.
You may want to keep that in mind when you try to justify what God calls sin!
Only those cleansed by the blood of our Lord have access to the future eternal universe of great glory.
Don’t be fooled by the stupid reverend at a funeral service saying, “He was a good man, and now O Gawd, we commend him into your presence.”
The wise person outside of the saving grace of God and the fool will be forever imprisoned.
1 Corinthians 1:19 “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
Psalm 14:1 “The fool has said in his heart there is no God.”
Who will inhabit this future wonder world?
Revelation 21:1-4 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.”
It will only be those born of true love, the saving love of our Lord through the shed blood and the cross of Calvary. True love includes the eradication of sin, evil and the wicked. True Godly love is the place of supreme holiness and perfection. In this new world of glory there is no sin, no evil, no fear, no stress, no sickness and no imperfection of any sort, nor any death.
Those who are saved now will rule and reign on this earth with our Lord from a base called the New Jerusalem, which will descend from heaven and float in the air above Israel for a thousand years. Those who are saved in the tribulation period will be the inhabitants of the earth, but still in natural bodies.
What you must do:
●Give yourself fully to our Lord in humility and He will give you beauty for ashes.
●Realise that your future is far more wonderful and glorious that you can imagine.
●Know that our Lord has the most magnificent plan for you for all eternity.
●Understand that you are a living treasure of great price.
●If you are suffering now, realise that you will very soon be released into a wonder-world of perfection.
Isaiah 57:15 “Thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble.”
2 Corinthians 7:1 “Since we have these promises, beloved let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
Hebrews 12:1 “We also are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses; let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
●The only way you can help the world is by staying above it.
●Walk circumspectly, and don’t sell yourself to the world. Don’t be reasoned into wrong by the council of the ungodly. Be radical on the right side. Be a testimony. Stand as a testimony in this evil hour.
Romans 8:19,21 “For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the revealing of the sons of God...because the creation itself will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”
Here is my song and prayer.
Great and marvellous are Your works; just and true are Your ways King of the saints; we glorify Your name and fear and tremble at your presence. You are set-apart, pure righteousness and holiness. Your judgements are manifest and magnificent. You are gloriously triumphant. My strength and courage is in You my great God.
You Lord are the warrior of all warriors and will soon destroy all warriors set against Your ways and works. Your right hand is all powerful, shattering the enemy. In your great majesty You overthrew Your adversaries and loosed Your wrath. At the breath of Your anger and fall of Your sword, Your enemies are consumed.
The wind of Your word is a terror, consuming and melting away evil spirits and storm- riders. You are the worker of terrors and wonders. The nations will soon quake in anguish at your voice. Dreadful regret will sink them in shame.
The people You have made Your own and Your inheritance, are now filled with your sustenance and glory in the presence of Your sanctuary of love. You have established us forever. We shall reign with You forever.
Numbers 14:21 “As I live all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.”
Ephesians 3:8-9 “That I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Messiah, and to make all people see what is the dispensation of the fullness of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages, has been hidden in God who created all things through Yeshua Messiah.” (Dispensation hid in God= hidden from the ages / eons of time).
Ezekiel 10:9-11 “I looked and there were four wheels by the cherubim , and one wheel by one cherub and another wheel by each other cherub; the wheels appeared to have the colour of a Beryl stone. As for their appearance they all four looked the same, as it were a wheel within a wheel. When they went they went towards any one of their four directions; they did not turn aside when they went, but followed in the direction the head was facing.”
I took this picture of the massive Augrabies falls in full flood. The waterfall is right in the middle of desert terrain. It speaks of refreshment and abundance.
Isaiah 41:18 “I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water and the dry land springs of water.”
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 196. February 26th 2014
The curse of the Judaisers:
The curse of the Judaisers:
Obadiah1:3 “The pride and arrogance of your heart has blinded and deceived you.”
This edition is essentially about some attacks I have come under by a number of people in recent years. I have kept the correspondence because it is all so incredibly insightful. But more than a response to a very small group of people, this is a lesson to all on how to identify and deal with attacks, error, deception and the like.
Some of this may not be comfortable reading, but the messages and the lessons are vitally important and will become a lot more so in the coming days, as deception intensifies and sweeps across the world.
The great majority of readers of this website are just great. Many thousands have emailed me with fantastic testimonies. I am really privileged, humbled and honoured to be a part of the spiritual growth of so many. In fact the more this ministry grows, the more I am humbled. Sometimes I am plainly afraid.
But then Judas always lurks and hangs around. There are a few people, who for some reason have chosen to attack me in the most surprising manner, because I don’t support their view of this or that.
So, these are the issues of this edition, but as I said, this is not about me, but a more general message for all of us and to give our great God the opportunity to be glorified in every circumstance.
All of the attacks I have received have been via email and all for the same reason, which is because I don’t believe their doctrinal stance.
Perhaps as many as 99% of the responses I have had through the years have been positive. I have had one or two verbal attacks from unbelievers. That’s not surprising, because unbelievers are not generally my readers. In fact, there have only been two that I can remember.
I have had a number of attacks from the denominational crowd and a few from the Catholic crowd.
The majority of attacks (still few in number) have been from the Messianic Judaism crowd, as well as individuals within the Hebrew Roots Movement and others of similar persuasion. These have been most vicious and hate- filled. They have included one death threat and others who have most certainly “killed” me with words.
These people generally appear friendly or conciliatory at first, but the wild stuff starts as soon as they realise that I will not be drawn into their web. I communicate with them only until I see Judas sitting there. I do not respond to outright attacks and am not fazed by them at all. But for the sake of the lessons I will now share some thoughts.
The nature of the attacks:
I am a Messianic believer, which entails the gospel going to the Jew and Gentile including the Arab. The true Messianic believer rejects all of the pagan influences in the church originating from Babylon through the Catholics and the reformers. We adhere to a Hebraic expression of faith.
But we stop short of coming under the law and Torah observance in a legalistic manner. This is what freaks out many people who are under the power of the law.
Who were the Judaisers:
Acts 15:4-5 “When they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported what God had done. But there were some of the sect of the Pharisees, who believed rose up saying, it is necessary to be circumcised and to command them to keep the law of Moses.”
Acts 15:10 “Now therefore why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear.”
The problem is not new by any means. The Bible speaks of a small insignificant group of people, a sect of the Pharisees, who tried to bring the newly formed church under the law, insisting on a legalistic approach to the Torah.
In fact almost the entire book of Acts deals with work of the Apostles in keeping error out of the church as it grew.
The Bible records some extremely dramatic and severe responses to attempts to bring error into the church.
But what was the underlying problem with the Judaisers? It is important to see and identify this, because nothing has changed.
The central enemy is pride:
James 4:6 “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Proverbs 16: 18 “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.”
What causes pride? It was Derek Prince who coined the terms, “pride of face, pride of race, pride of place, pride of grace.” All of these “prides” are dangerous with numerous related problems. The most dangerous one is always “pride of grace.” This refers to religious pride coming largely from people with a lot of knowledge. Knowledge without humility puffs up in pride says the Bible. Religious knowledge outside of the Spirit is the prime cause of religious pride.
These modern Judaisers are riddled with puffed up head knowledge. Their pride is their greatest problem and it will bring them down.
►Pride is the single most powerful force that opens you up to deception...always! Pride and self-will go hand in hand. The answer to pride and the self-life is the cross. But here is something very powerful. If pride allows deception and error to enter in, you need to stay humble before God and closed and impenetrable to error and deception. If you entertain error, it will come in and take control of your life. So we must humble ourselves to death on our own cross and stay closed to error.
Many people secretly desire to prove thmselves right and others wrong, elevating themselves. They do this by using the Bible as a baseball bat.
The pride-pattern is seen in Lucifer. He became proud and fell. He entertained the lie, “you shall be as gods,” that he then passed on to Adam. This appeals to pride.
There is one big, consistent, tragic fruit evident in all the Judaisers. It is that they are legalistic and judgemental of anyone who doesn’t dare see things their way. They are full of pride and arrogance, with the audacity of setting themselves up as the judge of others who are not in their camp.
It is a most liberating thing to understand that error is a spirit.
1 John 4:6 “By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”
When you understand that, you’ll know why some people will never get free and can’t see truth even if they want to. “You will know them by their fruits.”
These people are generally terrible people. They are relationship destroyers and normally have a trail of failed relationships behind them. They are failures at heart.
Some of these people try very hard to bring you under their judgement. In my case they have condemned me to hell; they speak evil against me and somehow think that they’ve been appointed to judge me. Of course I reject them and what they say. But they are the worst thing I have to face in this ministry.
I know that untold masses have been really helped and many have been set free. I know that many churches have changed course as a result of this ministry. It is a labour of love. But some people ...Oi Vey! Luckily I have a delete button. Some of you pastors are thinking, “I wish had a delete button, I have to sit behind my desk and deal with obnoxious people for hours.”
I really want to thank the ministries and individuals around the world who have become prayer warriors for this ministry. I feel and know the results of your prayer. Perhaps some of those who have set their mission to attack me should realise that they are on thin ice!
Judas did not betray our Lord with a kiss, but with his pride. Peter and Judas both betrayed our Lord, but Peter pushed through to repentance, while Judas magnified and compounded his betrayal in the pride of suicide. The sin of Judas is extreme pride. He thought he had the power to prove God wrong and himself right. In a sense he became the supreme judge of God. But we know where and how that all ended. Suicide is the ultimate act of pride. It is saying I own my life and I’m now going to take it away from you and everyone else forever.
Judas was a Zealot, a sect that thought they were right and everyone else was wrong. The thinking of Judas is the same as the thinking of the modern Judaisers. He believed that the Lord would destroy His enemies at that time. Our modern Judaisers believe that only they have the truth and they “destroy” with their mouths anyone who doesn’t join them in their quest to bring the church under the law.
Judas was in the “Light” for three years but saw nothing! His pride darkened and blinded him all the way to hell.
Job 41:34 “He (Satan) beholds every high thing. He is king over all the children of pride.”
Proverbs 16:5 “Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; though they join forces, none will go unpunished.”
The Messianic movement started well. It developed into Messianic Judaism, the Hebrew Roots movement and the Torah Observant movement. (And a few other similar offshoots.)
The true Messianic movement entails an expression of faith, rejecting the influences of Babylon through the Catholic church to the reformers, with the restoration of Biblical expression and character as revealed in the Bible and early Church up to Constantine. It has a Hebraic flavour and is to the Jew, the Gentile and the Arab. The true Messianic movement has always stopped short of coming under the law.
Today many within Messianic Judaism, The Hebrew Roots movement, the Torah Observant movement and some other offshoots have become riddled with pride and are now a stench in the nostrils of God.
They are being sifted by God right now. Some will repent; others will continue in their knowledge / pride-based deception.
If we are saved by grace, then the law keeper is in our hearts. Those who want to bring people under the law always say that anyone who rejects that is promoting lawlessness. That is just so wrong. We who reject coming under the law do so in favour of coming under another new law. It is the law of grace in our hearts. He leads us by His spirit away from lawlessness and into holiness.
But the ones who want to bring us under the law are themselves the world’s biggest raving hypocrites, because they don’t keep the very law they try to bring others under. They are all law breakers -ever one them. The Torah-keepers are lairs. They are Torah-breakers. They claim to be following the Lamb; but sheep follow the Lamb, not swine. Pigs stay in the pig pen. No one can keep the law – no one! (James 2:10)
Galatians 3:10-13 “As many as are under the works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them...The law is not of faith but the man who does them shall live by them. Messiah has redeemed us from the curse of the law...”
Galatians 5:3 “I testify to every man who becomes circumcised, that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.”
Those who try to live by the law, can’t keep it, but are always full of the sin of pride. They arise in judgement over anyone who does not keep their rules and laws their way. They are full of sin, not holiness. They are full of the very sin of Satan – pride! They have no love and compassion in them at all. They are true murderers.
Our modern Messianic Judaisers are more concerned with knowledge than spreading the gospel. But even their knowledge is a stench, because it has puffed them up in pride. It is pure dead letter which kills rather than gives life. Besides, their knowledge is wrongly applied anyway.
The all important issue of law or grace:
If the true law-keeper, the living God is now in your heart through the new-birth, pure logic says, why now go back under an external law written in stone, which is powerless and full of dryness. Those under the power of law-keeping are like a withered leaf.
The purpose of the law is to show what sin is, what holiness is, and to show that no one can keep it. The main purpose of the law is to point away from itself to the answer, which is a new law in our hearts. The law written in stone is the shadow of the reality to come, which is our Messiah.
Grace and law are mutually exclusive. You can’t live by both. This is exactly why our modern Judaisers fail so terribly and miserably. It is because they are not operating with or in grace. That is why they are so full of legalistic pride. If you are under grace you are not under law, but under a better law of the Spirit of life in Messiah.
If you are under the power of the law and are trying to bring others under it, you are no different from the Muslims wanting to bring the world under Sharia law! They are just as ruthless with their mouths, just as arrogant, just as blind, and would also murder those that reject them if they could.
But let me share with you some of the new beliefs of many within the Hebrew Roots and Messianic Judaism movements. (Not all of them fit in here).
They downplay and reject the importance of the New Covenant epistles. They maintain that Paul the apostle was not a true disciple therefore his words are not to be taken seriously (unless it suits them). Many of them now reject all the writings of Paul, forgetting that other disciples also warned about coming under the law. Some even go so far as to deny that our Lord is the Messiah. Of course you know that that is the spirit of antichrist.
They say that believers must be established in the Torah and not the New Covenant epistles.
2 Peter 1:12 “I will not be negligent to remind you of these things though you know them and are established in the present truth.” The “present truth” is the New Covenant epistles.
External law- keeping is akin to the operation of the flesh and not the Spirit. Yielding to the prompting of God in your heart is akin to obedience to the Spirit.
But be warned, the law has its place. The law is holy. It is the schoolmaster leading us to the answer. Remove the schoolmaster and you may not find the answer! Worship the schoolmaster and you will also not find the answer. The purpose of this edition is to keep it all in perspective.
What about the Sabbath?
Do we need to keep the Sabbath? The answer is yes and no. We honour the Saturday Sabbath by keeping it holy. That means setting apart the day for remembrance, resting and prayer. But not in a legalistic manner. Even our Lord did not keep the Sabbath in the manner of the Pharisees.
The Judaisers say that the Sabbath must be kept rigidly and in full accordance with the law. Of course none of them actually do so themselves, but what then do they say to this verse?
Colossians 2:16-17 “Therefore let no one judge you in food and drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come.”
Do you know what they say? It is quite enlightening. They reject it and kill the messenger!
A shocking revelation:
The two headlines below show and demonstrate a most powerful truth. This is an insight from the heart of God:
The Messianic killers:
John 5:16-18 “My Father has been working, and I have been working (Context=on the Sabbath).Therefore the Jews (Pharisees) sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.”
Do you see the evil power of legalism at work? How amazing is that! But now let’s have a look at something just as amazing:
The Messianic lovers:
James 2:8-10 “If you really fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, you shall love your neighbour as yourself, you do well...for whoever shall keep the whole law and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.”
Do you see it? External law-keeping produces killers and New Covenant law-keeping produces lovers! Do you see it do you see it? Please read those two verses above again.
Galatians 5:14 “For the law is fulfilled in one word, even this: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” It is in this context that preceding verses say; “A little leaven (legalism) leavens the whole lump.
Isn’t that revolutionary indeed? If you are fulfilling the law, you will “love your neighbour “, and not seek to kill him!!
►So who is it then who seeks to kill the messengers of truth? It is the crowd under the witchcraft curse of legalistic law-keeping.
Galatians 3:1-10 “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you...Are you so foolish? having begun in the Sprirt, are you now made perfect in the flesh?...For as many as are under the works of the law are under a curse...”
Do you see that? Do you see the fruits here? One produces the fruit of killers and the other of love!!
I have come to know this first hand. My entire life’s motivation has come to its conclusion in this ministry which is centred around Godly love, which includes all the warnings, rebukes, correction etc, but the overall motivation is true Godly love. Yet it’s not the unbelievers who hate me, it’s those who are so- called fellow believers! I often used to wonder why some of these Messianic Judaisers hate me with such incredible intensity. Now I know! Now I see their tragic situation.
Imagine wanting to kill our Lord because He worked on the Sabbath. Now I know just why they wanted to kill him. Now I know why these Messianic individuals are so filled with hate and murder.
So what is the truth?
The word is identification. We should identify with the heart of God and His current and future work.
Our job and responsibility to Israel and our future Jewish brethren is to prepare a place of purity and love for them so that they can walk into a prepared holy harvest. This excludes Catholicism, all denominationalism and all excesses in the legalistic Messianic movement. The thing Jews always respond to is pure genuine love, because they have so little of it in the name of religion.
If you really want the truth and are prepared to pay the price, you will find it. You will be led into all truth. If you are full of pride and seek the truth, you will be led into error. Any truth coming through with pride is a mandate for the devil to deceive you and lead you into all error. Truth has a way of finding its path into the heart of truth-seekers, prepared to pay the price.
The one big thing that the spirit of error always wants to do is control you. Wherever you encounter the forces of manipulation, intimidation and domination, you can be sure the end result is control. There are thousands of ministers out there who use this satanic principle all the time. It is especially prevalent on internet- based ministries.
Our modern legalistic Judaisers are all full of the sin of murder. They murder the messengers of truth, they murder all who come against them and they murder the truth itself. (If only in thought and word.) Their attacks are nothing but the satanic forces of manipulation, intimidation and domination trying to produce control!
The following verses are for you to be used as references. In fact all the verses in this edition are good for references on this subject.
Romans 8:2 “The law of the Spirit of life in Messiah has made us free from the law of sin and death.”
Galatians 2:19 “For I, through the law, died to the law that I may live to God.”
Galatians 2:3 “Not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.”
Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast in the liberty by which Messiah has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
Galatians 4:21 “You who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? For Abraham had two sons; the one by a bond woman and the other by a free woman. He of the bond woman was born according to the flesh and the son by the free woman, according to the promise, which things are symbolic...”
Hebrews 7:12 “The priesthood being changed there is of necessity a change in the law”. (From outward to inward.)
Hebrews 7:22 “...So much more Yeshua has been made surety of a better covenant.”
Hebrews 8:6 “...He is now a mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”
Hebrews 8:13 “He made a new covenant which made the first obsolete, now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.”
Hebrews 10:1 “For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer year, after year make them perfect.”
Romans 7:7-10 “Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law...and the commandment which was to bring life, I found to bring death.”
Romans 14:1-2 Receive one who is weak in faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let him who eats despise not him who doesn’t.”
Acts 13:38-39 “Let it be known that, through this Man is preached the forgiveness of sins and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things which could not be justified by the law of Moses.”
The Living Stones:
At the top on the right hand side of the home page is a ling entitled “The Living Stones” This takes you to the website of a wonderful group of Messianic ministries in Israel. They started with 12 members are now over 60 fellowships. They are based all over Israel. Not one is a legalistic fellowship. They are all free of law-keeping in a legalistic manner.
Here is a link to 24 1- hour special teachings by some of them. I encourage you to get involved with them in whatever way our Lord leads: The messages.
What you must do:
●Cut, sever, break communication, fellowship, and all contact with people who try to bring you under the law. Do not enter into discussion with them and especially don’t enter into any argument with them on Bible verses. If you do, you are in danger of entertaining the demonic spirits of hatred within them. Do this after you have established their position.
When you distinctly cut and break a tie with people like this it is liberating. It produces cleanliness and a sense of holiness in you.
●I would like to say, flee the Hebrew Roots movement, Messianic Judaism, Torah keepers, and any other that focus and centre on the Old Covenant above the New Covenant epistles, but I will rather say beware of them, pray for their deliverance and pray that the Lord returns them to truth.
If our Lord leads you to get involved with these organisations for whatever reason, well and good.
●Be aware that this deception will grow in intensity as we head for the climax of the age.
1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
Hebrews 8:10 “This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God and they will be My people.”
Revelation 1:16 “Out of His mouth went a sharp two edged sword and His countenance was the like the sun shining in its strength.”
I took this picture in the dry dusty Namib Desert, Namibia. The piece of age-old Camel thorn tree represents death by lack of nourishment.
Revelation 22:3 “And there shall be no more curse.”
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 195. February 19th 2014
What on earth is the world saying:
What on earth is the world saying:
In edition 188 I shared with you what the earth, as opposed to the world is saying. You can read it here: “The earth in trouble.”
This message may be difficult to receive for many. I have tried to simplify it and present the basics, but I know it will be rejected by many. This message is for those who really want to move forward with our great King, Saviour, Warrior, and God -Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.
The world is making a distorted sound. But this distortion is all part of its plan, which is right on course! O, you didn’t know the world has a course and an intelligent powerful force behind it!
Ephesians 2:1-2 “And you He made alive. Who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
The earth is generating many labour pains. It is just starting to groan, but what of the world? The world system, which is not the physical earth, is also generating many signs now.
The course of the world:
Don’t look to the youth of today to save the world later. They are being groomed by Satan himself to fulfil all of his purposes. Today’s youth have, and are subtly being forged into, a “world-community” which to them is sacra-saint. They are agents of change, but change to what and how? The new world’s change is all for the common good, says consensus opinion. But it includes the destruction of the old ways. New consensus-building involves behavioural modification and change.
The neutralisation of opposition is the world’s hidden agenda. No one’s reality is real. Values are not absolute anymore. An astounding unity is being forged all around the world involving these issues. Globalisation of new values, harmonisation, standardisation and uniformity are the order of the day. Global totalitarian restructuring of the world is secretly on the go nation by nation, city by city – all for the ‘common good’!
The areas of religion, population control, immigration, environment preservation, biometrics, medicine, science, technology and finance are all involved. A giant invisible Trojan horse is the problem. Inside the horse is the devil and his demons.
The world’s mass media are the biggest tools in the hands of the devil. And what the world deems right becomes the majority consensus, and the new norm. Incredibly, it’s as though there is a giant, invisible hand doing it all. And how right you are! It is the hand of Satan.
Right now, many of the issues of world-community are fragmented, but don’t underestimate the power of Satan to pull everything together very quickly.
Satan’s plan was to deceive mankind into thinking he could be “as God” by disobeying God in the garden and partaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Nothing has changed!
The great enmity between the Godly and the godly will be intensified and manifest in the conflict between Godly good and human good.
The working of chaos and destruction:
That may be a surprising headline, but let me explain. Terrorism in the western world produces much chaos. The deterioration of roads, bridges, infrastructure, all produce much unhappiness. Wild weather and its destructive force produce many dramas.
But the god of this world has a hidden agenda. What is the one universal thing that these destructions do? They cause people to turn to and look to government for their salvation. They make people dependant on big government. In fact they turn government into a god. Many hate government itself and therefore open themselves up to a new saviour – a new, better, one-world government.
Be careful of opening your mind to what seems reasonable and right in the world!
The World Peace Bells: There are now 20 around the world. These bells have inscriptions on them commemorating the major events of the last 1000 years. The theme of the World Peace Bells is centred on the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights. The bells were originally called the “Millennium bells”.
They are to be rung when important world-peace events take place.
Sorry world, your Millennium is coming – in hell.
Revelation 12:9 “The great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world...”
It is most important to understand the world and the power behind it. The Greek word “kosmokratos” is the word meaning “world power.” If you understand just this one word you are well on the way to victory.
1 John 5:19 “We know that we are of God and the whole world lies under the power of the wicked one.”
This world power is none other than the “god of this world” Satan himself. He is the world’s angel of light, knowledge and power.
The world can imitate the fruits of the Spirit of God and look good. Satan is a counterfeiter. BUT the world can’t produce one true Christian. It can only produce warmed up death.
We are not the light of the world, making it look good. That is an incorrect mistranslation. The correct version is: We are light in the world. We are not of it in any way. Our job is to shed God’s light in it and expose its deadly satanic darkness, its hollowness and empty evil.
The “right” of the world is mostly wrong. The tragedy is that many people mistake holiness for towing the line of the world’s value system. They think that to follow the world makes them good.
The word “holiness” means “separation” or to be “apart from.” It means to be separate from the spirit of the world, Satan, the demonic, and all such things. It means to be cleansed, set apart and different from all that has not gone through the cross of Messiah.
The great tragedy of our day is that many believe that holiness is joining together with all that is ungodly and unholy.
1 John 5:4 “For whoever is born of God overcomes the world...”
Too many voices:
There are many voices and opinions in this world; it’s all a confused mess, or is it? Well, of course there is so much division and confusion out there, but even that becomes a motivating force for change. It produces a unanimous cry for unity and one world value system with one voice.
1 Corinthians 14:8 “If a trumpet makes an uncertain sound, how can you prepare for battle?”
This is the work of Satan. He is the organiser. He uses division, confusion and chaos to cause people to turn to a ‘saviour’, and that is what the people do, but they look to what seems right to them, created by the wrong saviour. Their assessment of truth is the essence of error.
You may surprised to know that Satan wants unity. He wants the world to unify in worship and adoration of himself, but he is the master of disguise. In fact his disguise is very powerful. Don’t get onto his turf, he will fool you and kill you in the name of love.
The world’s voices proclaim the messages of its heroes:
The three architects of the world’s modern kingdom are these three above. Of course there are many more, but these are the chief architects of the road and pathway to eternal doom and destruction. The work of these three is cursed.
Darwin sowed the seeds of humanistic, evil, evolution and other things related to environmentalism. Freud sowed the evil seeds of humanistic modern thinking and Marx sowed the evil seeds of economic socialism in its various forms.
We all know the un-provable, unscientific theory of evolution, which has been shattered and destroyed by modern scientists, objective scientists, without subjective agendas. Evolution is the theory of the foolish world. It is the underlying theory of the ungodly, and the humanistic.
In spite of the fact that so many true experts have debunked it, the damned theory continues. This is because Satan has not died and is alive and well. It is one of the underpinning foundations of his system, built on the sands of the new world order.
If your father is a monkey and his father is an amoeba and the end of all things is nothingness, then of course anything goes. I think those that believe in evolution actually do have the brains of a monkey.
Evolution is presented in such a way as to mock those who believe in creationism. It is presented as undeniable truth. The spirit behind it wants to control the masses. It is a cursed theory.
Marx was a godless puppet of the devil. But his creation has spread far and wide in various forms, from hard line Marxist / Leninist communism to milder forms of socialism. The Western world has been free from this, but according to the Bible the whole world will shortly be brought under the economic model of hell.
The new Marxism will be loving Marxism, but with the same end result of producing control.
Isaiah 10:13-14 “By the strength of my hand (Satan) I have done it, and by my wisdom for I am prudent; Also I have removed the boundaries of the people, and have robbed their treasuries; so I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth; and there was no one who moved his wing, nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”
This is economic control. It is the exact opposite of the free enterprise system which is to be found throughout the Bible.
This terrible verse above, speaks of the economic conditions in the tribulation period. Right now the world’s economic systems are varied, but in the tribulation – watch out! Of course I believe that the true believers won’t be here then, but the point is that the satanic humanistic system born in the heart of devil worshipper, Marx, is coming back with a vengeance, and a new loving face.
The biggest enemy facing modern man is ignorance; it compounds man’s problems, opening the door for Satan to come in like a flood. Ignorance itself generally has a spiritual root.
Let’s have a deeper look into this all-important issue full of spiritual gravity!
Every human is responsible for his own actions and sins. Sin compounds into demon activity if not confronted and checked early. Modern thinking believes that the inorganic problems of modern man are psychosomatic and not caused by sin.
Man is a spirit, has a soul and lives in a body. The world only recognises soul and body. The world doesn’t recognise the human spirit and therefore tries to deal with spirit related problems in the soulish realm. The world tries to fix spirit related problems with drugs and pills. There is no pill to fix sin. There is no pill for repentance. There is no pill to substitute the work of the cross.
Instead of operating in spiritual discernment the world operates in psychoanalysis.
If you go to a modern psychologist you are in danger of compounding your problem. Their aim is not to make you better, but to change your personality and value system.
Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology said that the biggest culprit and cause of mental illness is the Bible and the values of the church! He believed that the soul constantly wanted to express itself, but these Bible values suppressed the urge.
Freud’s big claim was that the values of the Bible caused guilt feelings in people. The answer according to him was to get rid of the source of the guilt feelings and give expression to your inner lusts and feelings. Guilt feelings originating from Bible based values are the cause of mental illness, he believed.
Freud believed that the patient is not responsible for his actions; childhood issues and the church are to blame. The problem is external and not the patient’s fault. They are not responsible.
To alter and change your value system, is the secret drive behind modern psychology. The psychologist takes sides with and encourages the sin nature to express itself, only they don’t call it the sin nature. Essentially they are taking sides with the devil. This is exactly why very few people are ever healed by psychologists and why psychologists have the highest suicide rate in any profession.
Please see edition 83 for more on this subject. “Counselling believers in perilous times.”
Yielding to the sin-nature always compounds problems, so their very healing method is actually the cause of greater problems.
According to Freud you should be more healthy when you give expression to your inner desires, because there is no such thing as sin.
Sin and resulting guilt, can’t be cured by a pill or fancy words. It can only be cured by the forgiveness of the shed blood and cross of Messiah!
Proverbs 28:13 “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but who confesses them and forsakes them will have mercy.”
►The end- result of all psychology is not to see you restored to normal, but to change your value system to a new normal; to the new world’s normal; the normal of the Messiah-less world.
The new world’s gods, the modern media, are the damned orchestra of hell, conducting a symphony of doom - a symphony to put Wagner to shame! They are speaking the exact same things as Freud, Skinner, Rodgers, Engles, Darwin, Marx and other puppets of the devil. Hollywood and the entertainment world are also speaking the same thing. They are all chanting the modern world’s doctrine of the devil which is:
There is no sin, there is no absolute value system. Do what you will and what feels good and right to you. Think what the world thinks. Become a partaker of modern consensus. They are all making popular the belief that the Bible is not only irrelevant, but the cause of all the world’s problems because it commands restraint and has a value system based on the knowledge of God. Satan’s biggest lie to an unsuspecting world is that he doesn’t exist.
This is what the world has created. It has taken the soft, loving? heart of flesh out of modern man, leaving a cold metal-like machine of a man, falling apart. Our new-world man is stone dead to all the things of God and alive to the whims of the world’s god, Satan.
Modern mankind works well with his boss, fulfilling his every desire. Modern man – you are dead even while you live, but you are about to be raised to eternal life in hell.
There is a big universal consistency between the works of Marx, Darwin and Freud and this is that they were all godless atheists. How can such evil produce anything good? It can’t.
James 3:11 “How can a fountain produce sweet water and bitter?”
The work of these men joins the work of the new world – all cursed.
The shocking, surprising, little known, glorious answer:
Today the answer to this terrible man-made world is just the same as it has been since the time of Messiah, but it is little known or understood in today’s world-friendly church of the devil’s puppets.
The answer is hatred! Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be! Before we go on, read the verse below:
John 12:25 “He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”
There is a wonderful play on words here: “Love your life” uses the original word ‘psuche’, which means soul-life, it is the word from which psychology is derived. “He who hates his life”, uses the word ‘zoe’, which means spirit-life. Can you see how brilliant this is?
To find the depths of real blessed spiritual life, you need to hate your soul life’s connection to and enslavement by the world. How great that is, and how few know it!
Don’t try to change the world – die to it and come out of it!
James 4:4 “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever then wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
Keep these things in perspective though. There is nothing wrong with making your own world excellent. Living decently and in order, neatly and tidily and doing your best at work etc.
But we do not love the world or the things of the world in an unrestrained manner.
The world cannot create anything sustainable. It cannot create peace – ever.
Isaiah 59:8 “The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that path will not know peace.”
God will not allow the world to produce a new world of peace even if it could, because it is without the true God and His values. Just like Babylon, the new world system is doomed. The world can never be good enough or holy enough.
1 Corinthians 3:19 “The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.”
Of course we must always bear in mind that our great God is the God of perfection and holiness. His is ultimately in absolute control of His creation and evil can only progress as far as His permissible will allows. His perfect creation of great glory will soon fill the universe.
What you must do:
●People say, what regret there will be in hell. I agree, but what regret there will be in heaven when many get there by the skin of their teeth, and discover how they missed out on God’s best for them. What regret there will be when people see that they missed God’s plan for their lives by believing and following the true God just a bit and the god of the world a lot!
●You must sharpen your spirit weapons in these days. You must look with spiritual eyes into the world’s kingdom.
●Strengthen your spiritual defences and stand strong, holy and right with God.
●Pray that our Lord grants you special discernment in these evil days – And He will!
●Get rid of the great sin of self-indulgence and excess.
●Prepare for a collapse of the world’s house of cards – its economy.
●Do not put your trust and faith in anything rooted in the foundations of the world. They are all cursed and will soon be shaken down.
What is the world saying? It is saying “follow me, dance with me, sing to my tune”. It is saying that it wants you. It is calling you to be a puppet and a sheep of the wolves. The world is calling you to fit in, add to its hordes and strengthen it. It is calling you to cast down God’s truth. It is calling you to hell eternal.
What is the world saying? It is saying, “do it my way, follow me and I will make you disciples of the devil.”
Amos 8:11 “Behold the days are coming says the Lord God, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.”
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Isaiah 26:12 “Lord, you will establish peace for us, for You have done all our works in us.”
This is the beautiful King Protea. I set the flower up at night, left the camera shutter open for two minutes and “painted” the flower with the light of a little halogen torch. Our soon coming King is supreme, above all kings and lords.
Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 194. February 12th 2014
Identifying the nations of Prophecy:
Identifying the nations of prophecy:
In this edition I would like to identify the modern nations of the world which are major players in the end-time scenario. Some nations still have their original names, but many with modern names need to be identified from their original names, symbols and other clues.
How many times have you heard that the United States is not in Bible prophecy? What about Britain, Canada, Australia, South Africa, India, China, North Korea and others? They are right here in the Bible hidden in plain sight!
I’ll also look at the role that the major nations have to play in the soon coming greatest drama of all and the fate of these nations.
The interpretive law of double reference:
It is very important to understand this and not take it too far. If you do, it leads to all sorts of fanciful speculation and conclusions that are wrong. Never take an allegory or additional meaning in Bible prophecy too far.
Double reference simply means that there may be two meanings in a prophecy, or two time frames to the same prophecy. You must NOT get rid of the original meaning in favour of the other. Both stand true, rightly divided and applied.
Case in point: There are certain prophetic verses dealing with Israel, which also apply to the church. You can’t get rid of one in favour of the other. Both have valid applications.
Prophetic verses relating to the destruction of Babylon refer to ancient Babylon, but also have a prophetic fulfilment and application to the modern world system. The world system is currently led by the US, so, by extension we could accurately say that prophetic Babylon applies to the modern world and the US. There is a further application in religious Babylon.
The nations identified in just two tribes.
Genesis 48:4-19 “God said to me, Behold I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make you a multitude of people and give this land to you and your descendants after you, as an everlasting possession. And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh are mine. Verse 16 “Bless the lads (Ephraim and Manasseh). Let my name be upon them and let them grow into a multitude in the earth.” Verse 19 “The younger brother (Ephraim) shall be greater than his brother and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.”
These two brothers, sons of Joseph, became two of the ‘lost’ tribes of Israel who were scattered abroad. It is fairly common consensus that Manasseh is identified as the USA and Ephraim as Britain. Some believe that Manasseh is Britain and Ephraim is the US. It really is not such a big difference at the end of the day.
Stop right here. There is a doctrine which has become a pure cult called British Israelism. It is also called the Brit / Am doctrine. This is not what this is about. That is a good example of how a double reference can be taken too far.
That said, Ephraim can be identified with Britain, in type due to the character of the verses. Ephraim is said to become a “multitude of nations”. The name Ephraim means “double fruitfulness”, which most certainly applies to the original British Empire / Commonwealth.
Isaiah 28:1-5 “Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower...Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, like a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, like a flood of many waters overflowing, who will bring them down to the earth with His hand...In that day the Lord of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people.”
Has Britain become a “fading flower” in these last days? Most certainly! Can the “flood of many waters” be speaking prophetically of the severe relentless floods in Britain today? Yes, in terms of the double reference application.
Hosea 5:9 “Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke...” This verse relates to the tribulation period.
Jacob had 12 sons. Joseph was separated from them when sold into slavery in Egypt. But he (Joseph) had two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh while in Egypt. Jacob said that the two sons of Joseph and not Joseph himself would be counted among the tribes. That makes 14! But Levi was not given an inheritance; they were the nation of priests. So we actually have 13 tribes with an inheritance.
Jacob “set Ephraim before Manasseh”, making Manasseh the thirteenth tribe.
This gives us a powerful type in identifying Manasseh with the US. The US is riddled with the number 13. In Bible gematria, 13 is the number of rebellion towards God.
There were 13 states originally; there are 13 stars above the eagle on the Seal. There are 13 leaves on the olive branch on the Seal. There are 13 olives on the left talon. There are 13 arrows on the right of the shield. There are 13 stripes on the shield. There are 13 letters in the motto E Pluribus Unum. There were 13 stars on the original US flag. There are 13 stripes on the current US flag.
Interestingly the name Manasseh means “forgetting, forgetfulness or causing forgetfulness.” If Manasseh relates to the USA what could that mean? It means that the US has forgotten her God, the true God of Israel. She has forgotten the importance of God’s word on Israel and she has most certainly forgotten God’s requirements of holiness. America has forgotten that she will face God’s wrath and judgement.
Isaiah 9:21 “Manasseh shall devour Ephraim and Ephraim, Manasseh, and together they shall be against Judah.”
This is a shocking verse. If it is prophetic, as I believe it is, it indicates the US and Britain shall come against each other, but more tragically, both will come against Israel. This will most probably occur deep into the tribulation period.
Additional identification of Britain the US and others:
The book of Isaiah chapter 18 speaks of a nation that many, including myself, identify as the US. Bear in mind that the symbol of the US is an eagle.
Isaiah 18:1-7 “Woe to the land shadowed with buzzing wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, which sends ambassadors by sea...a powerful nation whose land the rivers divide. All inhabitants of the world; when he lifts up a banner on the mountains, you see it and when he blows a trumpet, you hear it...Before the harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he will cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the branches. They will be left for the birds of prey and for the beasts of the earth...In that time a present will be brought to the Lord of hosts from a people tall and smooth of skin...to the place of the name of the Lord of Hosts, to Mount Zion.”
The chapter implies destruction by failed harvest, but it ends with a mysterious “gift” being brought to the Lord, to Mount Zion. What could this be? We can only speculate. It just may be something relating to the Temple Mount and the Third Temple.
A surprising prophecy for America:
Have you ever heard of the “child’s prophecies”? They are held in high esteem, and called “holy” by the Jewish sages.
In the Second Temple era, a young boy born mute, named Nachan, miraculously only spoke once before dying young. This was five prophecies spoken miraculaously by him in multitudes of languages, making interpretation very difficult.
The “child’s prophecies” were recently decoded by American Rabbi, Yaakov Nathan. The fourth prophecy, called Tzaddik says, “When the Idol of Rhodes is destroyed know that the end of the wicked kingdom is near”. The Idol of Rhodes, was also known as the Colossus of Rhodes. It was built in honour of and worship of the Greek god Helios around 300 BC. The massive statue stood astride the harbour of an island called Rhodes, in the Greek city of Rhodes. One interpretation of the prophecy declares, “When the Idol of Rhodes is destroyed, Edom will fall”. Another calls the “wicked kingdom”, Rome.
Here is an artist’s interpretation of the Colossus of Rhodes.
There is no doubt that the Idol of Rhodes is the Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus was destroyed in a massive earthquake, and left in pieces on the ground for over 800 years. An Arab then sold the remains to an Israeli Jew who melted down the remains for scrap.
The little, Liberty Island was chosen as the site for the construction of the Statue of Liberty.
The words “The new Colossus” are engraved on a plaque on the side of the Statue of Liberty.
There are far too many “coincidences” between the original Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Liberty.
The original Statue of Liberty was designed and formed by the Frenchman Auguste Bartholdi. It was fashioned after a Greek goddess and dedicated to the gods of Egypt. It was originally designed as an Egyptian Arab woman with a veil hanging over her. The veil was dropped, but the Greek goddess-form remained the same.
The Colossus of Rhodes is most certainly the modern Statue of Liberty in a renewed form.
Can we now say that when the Statue of Liberty falls, the end of the “wicked kingdom” is hear. The end of Rome is here and the end of Edom is here. Can we also say that when this occurs, the Messiah is about to appear?
Rabbi Saadiah Levi Naman said in 2005 that “when the Statue of Liberty falls, we will know that the Messiah is about to appear.”
This also ties in with the prophecy of Rabbi Kaduri who saw in a vision that when Ariel Sharon dies, the Messiah will appear soon afterwards.
Will the Statue of Liberty soon fall and be left ruined? Will it have some association with Israel?
None of these prophecies give us dates, but when we add all the things together, Biblical and extra-Biblical, the argument becomes compelling to say the least. We carry on watching!
A word of warning: We must be careful of extra-Biblical prophecy, but also not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
If you don’t know it already, Lady Liberty is an idol-whore. She is riddled with the occult. If you think the American dream of life, liberty and happiness comes through this metal and concrete whore and related matters, you are wrong. If you have Lady Liberty in your heart you are cursed. If you have our Lord of liberty in your heart you are abundantly blessed.
You see, life, liberty and happiness come from knowing our Lord. America’s enduring survival and all her goodness has come exclusively from her relationship to our Lord and His word and to Israel. Now, it’s all being eroded!
Galatians 5:13 “For you brethren have been called to liberty; only do not use your liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
John 8:36 “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”
The merchants of Tarshish:
Ezekiel 38:13 refers to the “young lions” that traded between nations that would be today’s Spain and Britain. The symbol of Britain is a lion and the young lions would then be the commonwealth nations including the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, India and a few others.
Interestingly these nations all have strong free market economies and are generally successful nations because of their historic good relationship with Israel. Some of these nations like Canada still have a very strong positive relationship with Israel, which will keep them blessed, even in the snow.
The end of the nations:
God blessed the nations that sprang out of Britain, but also predicted their downfall!
At the end of the day, the way a nation and its people deal with and treat Israel sets its fate. It will rise or fall based on this principle.
Israel (Jacob)and Judah become one finally, but Israel (Jacob) and Esau (Arabs) never unite.
Ezekiel 37:21-22 “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel and one king shall be king over them all. They shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again.”
The’ lost’ tribes of Israel, become “found” in the end-times and reunite Israel, while the Arab side of Jacob’s family remain in the ways of destruction except for a small group who get saved. (Isaiah 19.)
A major common factor with all end-time nations is that they will ultimately be in “distress”. (Luke 21:25). All nations will ultimately stand united against Israel. The nations will have a heavy stone around their necks.
Zechariah 12:2-3 “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Zechariah 2:7 “Up Zion! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.”
What you must do:
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold, darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you; and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Stay in the light of God’s word, led by His Spirit.
Nahum 1:6 “Who can stand before His indignation, and who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury will be poured out like fire”.
Isaiah 2:12 “For the day of the Lord shall bring down everything proud and lofty and everything lifted up and it shall be brought low.”
Walk in humility before our Lord and His word.
Beware! God led the children of Israel out of Egypt, which is a type of the world. But many did not want to leave Egypt; many stayed behind. Egypt (the world) came after the children of Israel, but then God killed the pursuers! Why stay in a doomed situation. Why worry about a doomed enemy. Today the world may come after God’s children, but let’s remember what their fate is!
The call to the world is “Let my people go”. And the call to God’s children today is get out of Egypt, Babylon, the world system.
Deuteronomy 4:30-31 “When you are in distress and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice, He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.”
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.”
Isaiah 60:12 “For the nation and kingdom that will not serve You shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined.”
I took this picture of the Marshall Eagle, with a Hasselblad camera, set below the landing site with a remote shutter trigger. To me these magnificent birds represent freedom, liberty, victory over gravity, and strength.
Isaiah 40:31 “ Those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength; they shall mount up like eagles, they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 193. February 3rd 2014
The Secrets of Prophecy:
The secrets of prophecy:
Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of the Lord.”
The verse above reveals that God has His secret things, and that revealed things belonging to us. It really is a waste of time even trying to find out what God’s secrets are. But the tragedy of our day is that even the revealed things are secret and hidden to today’s sleeping church.
Please note the very important last part of the verse above. The purpose of revelation and prophecy is that “we may do all the words of our Lord.”
Signs are not for our amusement and not to puff us up in pride or draw attention to ourselves. Signs, in our context, and in these days are to show many things about the soon coming of the Lord. The purpose of this is not to have knowledge so that you can put others down and exalt yourself. It IS so that you can be brought down in humility, brokenness and repentance; so that you may see and know the things of God so that you may be ready for our soon coming great, majestic, all knowing, all powerful, all glorious, all holy Lord, at His coming.
As prophecy unfolds it means our Lord is coming soon. Do you understand what that means? Do you really? My friends, it means that you and I are getting ever closer to the day when it’s all over. It means we are getting ever closer to the day when we will stand before God for reward and loss of reward! It means our eternal state is soon to be forever sealed and set.
The unfolding of Bible prophecy means that judgement is coming very soon upon the Messiah-rejecting world! It means that the wrath of God, the wrath of the Lamb, the wrath of man and the wrath of Satan are all about to explode onto the world stage.
Do you know who this great God is that you and I will stand before? If that knowledge does not bring you down in humility, you do not know God!
There are far too many out there who have plenty of head knowledge and a hard, rotten heart.
Bible prophecy is the eyes of the Church. Each one is a secret gem. Do you know why Bible prophecy is so ignored in the church today? It is because you need the Holy Spirit, alive and active in your heart to see, know and understand the deep things of God. To the Spirit-less, divided church, prophecy is meaningless.
The very purpose of prophecy is to reveal Yeshua, to warn, to guide and to encourage and lead us into victory. It is much more important than most people imagine.
To even begin to understand Bible prophecy we need to come before it with an attitude of humility and surrender. The Bible says that many deep things of God are revealed to babes, and hidden from the wise (in their own eyes).
One third of the Bible is prophecy! Isn’t that interesting?
Today three quarters or more of the church is blind to prophecy- and blind to the gems and secret glorious effects that they have on us. Prophecy and only prophecy produces certain gems in our lives.
We all know that great conflict is coming to the world very soon, but unfortunately there is also great conflict and disagreement in the realm of Bible prophecy and interpretation of it. If you get it right it is like a treasure hunt with glorious rewards. If you get it wrong your spiritual life will be greatly lacking and full of confusion.
Beware the soon coming darkness!
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
John 12:35“...Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you...”
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people, but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 “you are not in darkness that this Day should overtake you...let us not sleep but watch.”
So much of Bible prophecy is like gems hidden in plain sight. But you need to have supernatural eyes to see and find these gems. You need to have God’s eyes to see through the world-created mists of confusion.
John 16:13 “When He the Spirit of truth has (fully) come, He will lead you into all truth and show you things to come.”
Methods of interpretation:
There are many methods of interpretation of prophecy out there. Be careful here, because these methods also run through into a much wider interpretation of the Bible and even our Lord.
All of the methods of interpretation have the ingredients and principles of one of two methods at work within them.
These are the Allegorical method and the Literal method. All other methods are contained within these two.
Prophecy includes the use of types, symbols, parables, dreams, double reference and much more.
Some methods are interpretive sacrilege, some exalt the men who invented them, some of them are irreconcilable with many other verses. Only one method harmonises perfectly with all scripture, is perfectly logical and is in fact occurring before our eyes in reality.
There is much evidence which I won’t go into now, due to space, that the early church before Constantine adopted the pre-millennial, literal method.
►The allegorical method is dangerous! It essentially disregards the literal meaning of words and gives wing to all manner of fanciful speculation as to meanings. It foists into verses the meaning of the interpreter. It has no consistent law of interpretation running throughout.
The basic authority of the allegorical interpreter ceases to be the Holy Spirit and the scriptures, but the subjective mind of the interpreter and what seems reasonable to him. It therefore makes consistent, sequential interpretation of scripture impossible.
The most dangerous, deceived interpreter of all was an individual called Origen. He invented the allegorical method, believing that no scripture has absolute meanings and must be interpreted or disregarded by the whims of the interpreter.
Bible eisegesis, in contrast to exegesis, involves putting context into verses yourself. Personal interpretation is the order of the day.
2 Peter 1:19-20 “We also have the prophetic word made more sure which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. Knowing this first; that no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation.”
►The literal method gives each word the same basic normal consistent meaning as it has in reality.
The literal method does not rule out figures of speech, symbols and allegories, but only if the logical meaning of the verse demands it.
One of the biggest proofs is that the Old Testament, whenever used in the New, is used in the literal sense.
All prophecy of the Old Testament fulfilled in either Testament was done so literally in space and time. Logically all unfulfilled prophecy has to continue in this consistent, literal pattern, in just the same manner. Fulfilled Bible prophecy has a 100% literal fulfilment record. Do you want to gamble against those odds?
Bible exegesis, involves drawing meaning from the text itself and surrounding passages (context) and is the backbone of the literal method.
More all- important issues of interpretation:
This is where the rubber meets the road! This is where there is wonderful victory or alternatively, the very door for Satan to walk right into your life.
All relevant passages must add up. The Bible must interpret the Bible. All portions of prophecy in the entire Bible must harmonise as they do in the literal method. They do not in the various allegorical methods.
Now we come to near and far implications or fulfilment. This is also called the law of double reference. Many times (not always) A Biblical event had immeidtae application in history. Then that same prophecy also has a double reference in that it applies to events much later on.
There are far too many examples to mention. But let’s just use two: The days of Noah occurred back in history, but they have a far-fulfilment for us as well today. The destruction of Babylon was a historical event. It too has many double references to our day.
►I had lunch the other day with a pastor friend of mine. I was amazed at the things he said. He said he now believes that God would not allow an antichrist to “devour” people because He is a God of love. He then had to look for supporting scripture. This led him to the Preterist view of eschatology (end-times).
The Preterist view is one of the offshoots of the allegorical method of interpretation. The word “preter” means “past” in Latin. This view believes that all prophecy of the end times was fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD, and that all things now, will simply continue from day to day as always. There will be no antichrist and Israel in prophecy is meaningless etc.
The preterist view originated with a Catholic Jesuit, Luis de Alcazar in the 1500s. At this time the Catholic popes were in the process of murdering millions of Jews in the inquisitions. These popes were accused of being antichrist because of this mass murder. The Jesuit leader then came up with a method to counteract claims that the pope of the day was the antichrist, because of the mass murder of Jews.
The idiot claimed that all the events of the book of Revelation were fulfilled at and by the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD.He kind-of forgot that the Revelation was only penned around 100AD!
The preterist view has to get rid of, or deny, or explain away one third of the Bible (which it does), simply because one third of the Bible is prophecy and most of this relates to our time now.
Can you see the problem? If you start with your own ideas and thoughts, wrong as they are in this case, and then go and look for supporting scripture, the devil will lead you to find it!
Many, who hold to Preteristerism today, have a common reason to hold the view, and this is that they don’t believe God could possibly be a severe judge, because He is a God of love. Firstly God is not a God of love man’s way. His love includes the removal of all sin, evil and unholiness, which He does through judgement. God's love is counterbalanced by His righteousness.
Secondly, you don’t go to a doctrine born in the heart of a mass murderer, a Jesuit maniac, trying to defend his equally maniacal popes in the midst of the inquisitions which in which millions of Jews were murdered by the Catholic church. The sad thing is that the Preterist view is full of replacement thelogy! (Replacing Israel with the church.) Preterism has to get rid of end-time prophecy. As a result it has to focus on a continuing world with no coming antichrist or wrath of judgment.
You do NOT approach scripture or prophecy that way! You come before God in humility, in brokenness and surrender, with all your preconceived ideas cast down to the ground. Then you enquire of Him. Then you ask Him to show you truth!
Psalm25:14 “The secret (council) of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.”
The real Berean is one who “searches the scriptures to see if these things be true.” And NOT one who searches man-made doctrines and interpretations to back up a humanistic ideology. If your basis of interpretation of the Bible is man-made doctrines, or comes from the so-called church fathers or the reformers or any modern doctrine – you are a fool of monumental proportions. You have already been led astray. You need to repent and cast down all your rubbish and come spiritually naked before our Lord. Take off your man-made doctrine-glasses and jump on them until they are forever smashed and unusable.
It’s easy to find a brotherhood of deceived believers and join up with them as they fuel each other’s fires. Let the Spirit of the living God lead you to a brotherhood of true prophets with soft hearts before our Lord and true doctrine in their hearts and heads.
Better still, become your own diligent Berean.
Do you want to find the gems and secrets?
Amos3:7-8 “The Lord does nothing unless He reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear?”
Daniel 2:47 “The king answered Daniel and said, ‘Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.’”
There are so many wonderful things contained in prophecy. Surrendering to our Lord and allowing Him to show you these is a real adventure. It creates in you holiness, excitement, deep satisfaction and inner joy.
Do you want to be shocked? Let me tell you something so politically incorrect but so true. Most people would throw God in jail for this if they could!
Daniel 2:21-22 “...He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things...”
Note in the above verse that it the wise that get more wisdom. It is those with knowledge that get even more! It’s not the ones who really need it that get more from God. In fact there is a principle contained in a few parables of God taking away from those with little and giving more to those with much!
Of course God wants all to be saved. But He wants all to be broken from their curses of poverty and failure first before He blesses them abundantly.
So in this verse we see the wonderful principle of God giving more wisdom, knowledge and understanding to those who have some of it already and want to move forward with our Lord. You can’t exhaust God’s supply of wisdom and knowledge. Do you have some? Good. Have you tasted how good it is and now want more? Good, good, good!
In these days my friends, you need to be right with God to receive more and more from Him and boy O boy! Do we all need it and it is good and great!
Personally if there is more wisdom, knowledge and understanding available and there is a promise to attain it, and conditions to be met, I want it all.
My prayer for you and myself is: God show me Your secret wonders and the gems of your amazing, wonderful word.
The secret gem of Israel
Romans 11:25-27 “For I do not desire brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you shall be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
The verse above should be well known to our readers. It simply shows that Israel has a glorious future. The hardening is in part, meaning that it will soon be over. The veil of their blindness will soon be lifted.
But this verse reveals a great tragedy as well. It reveals that those who come against the future plan of God for Israel are “wise in their own opinions”. We could also call this tremendous pride and self- importance. These ones are blinded by God in their supposed cleverness.
This verse condemns the ministers, pastors, bishops, priests, reverends, popes, and congregation members of replacement theology. It promises them that they will be “cut off and not spared.” (Romans 11:21-22)
The next edition:
This edition is a preliminary look at some aspects of prophecy and interpretation. I needed to lay this foundation because in the next edition, I will look at some very startling prophecies using the principle of double reference.
I will identify all the major nations of the world in Bible prophecy. You will be very surprised!
What you must do:
●You must beware of interpretations of the Bible rooted in man. Throw out and destroy the allegorical methods of interpretation.
●Get rid of all pride and self-seeking as you approach our Lord.
●You must desire to pay the price to move forward into His deep revelation.
Psalm 36:9 “For with you is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.”
Jeremiah 33:3 (Amp) “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know or recognise, or have knowledge of nor understand.”
Colossians 2:8 (Amp) “See to it that no one carries you off or captivates you by so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit, following human traditions, men’s ideas of the material word, following the elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding the teachings of the Messiah.”
I took this picture in the Chobe area of Botswana. To me the representation is simply the beauty of God’s creation in nature and in His word.
Job 12 7-9 “But now ask the beasts and they will teach you; and the birds of the air and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea and they will explain to you. Who among all of these do not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing?”
Shalom and grow in grace!