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- The number of Chrisitan ministers turning to replacement theology is growing in line with the number of the unsaved growing in anti-Semitism - worldwide.
There is huge symbolism in the burning of the Notre-Dame in Paris, with the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem burning at exactly the same time. It’s a sign of dying Christianity in Europe, but there is more. Notre-Dame was a refuse and centre of the planning and mass murder of millions of Jews in the inquisitions. Even today it is a centre of terrible anti-Semitic art. Europe, - you are on fire – the wrong sort!
Notre Dame is a symbol of pride and pomp, with a historic anti-Israel "flavour" all around it!
You don’t curse Israel and get away with it forever! It is time for “judgment to begin in the house of God.” (1 Peter4:17)
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
19th April 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all and happy Passover!
The hugely important difference between Passover and Easter:
This discourse offers great prophetic insight. It is vital that you see and understand this, because the pressures to conform to error are growing fast. The prophetic message is devastating!
Christian ministers, ignorant of the unadulterated scriptures have the potential to become a Judas.
Woe to those who put stumbling blocks in front of God’s people! We are to worship ourLord in spirit and truth!
(Isaiah 57:14, Leviticus 19:14)
The Bible proclaims the seven feasts of the Lord to be “holy convocations.” They are not to be changed or have the order changed, because they represent God’s course of history.
Passover, the first of the seven, found its prophetic fulfilment in the release of the Jews from Egypt, and their journey to the Promised Land. Passover also speaks of the destruction of the gods of Egypt (a type of the world and its god –Satan) Exodus 12:12-13.
Passover also speaks remarkably of the cross of Calvary and the shed blood of our Lord, in the sprinkling of the blood of the lambs, with hyssop on the doorposts, bringing salvation to those on the inside.
Hyssop: A leafy shrub used in ancient Hebrew purification rites.
Psalm 51:7 “Purge me with hyssop and I will be clean. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.”
Revelation 7:14 “These are the ones washed white in the blood of the Lamb.”
But, and most importantly, the journey to the Promised Land is prophetic of Israel’s soon coming spiritual journey to the promised land of salvation.
So let’s be very clear, that Passover speaks of: ●Israel’s release from captivity, ●the destruction of the captors, ●and their pagan gods, ●the journey to the Promised Land and, ●the cross of Calvary, which took place over ●three days and nights. ●It speaks of Israel’s return to the land, and the coming salvation of the Jews.
Everything about Easter is of Babylonian, pagan, occult origin, created and inserted into church practice by the Jew-hating Catholics, as a replacement for Passover. (Look it up.)
Ishtar was the day of celebration of the resurrection of the evil god Tammuz, who was believed to have been immaculately conceived by sex between the sun and moon gods. – The moon goddess, had eggs of fertility named after her, called Ishtar eggs. A round bun with “T” on it was eaten as worship to Tammuz. The pagan worship leaders were to make the sign of the “T” over their hearts in honour of Tammuz. Rabbits, which were sex-symbols as well, were introduced.
The Bible commands the people of God to have nothing to do with this unholy lot.
Easter speaks of the sex symbols of Babylon – rabbits and eggs, which are seen in many ancient murals, sculptures, and wall-reliefs, at the feet of a nude sex goddess - queen Ishstar, who was associated with numerous other pagan gods. The word, “Easter” is a transliteration of “Ishtar.”
Today, supposedly, Easter has become a celebration of the events of the cross of Calvary, but not so fast!
Easter adherents claim the events of the cross fell over two days and nights, making a mockery of the truth of the Bible’s three days and nights. (Look it up) Easter is the counterfeit!
Here is the great big problem, and the identification of the presence of Satan in everything to do with Easter:
►According to Catholic tradition and Easter supporters, Easter does not speak of anything to do with Israel’s release from Egypt (the world), the destruction of the pagan gods, and the journey to the Promised Land. This then nullifies the symbolic message of coming salvation through the cross of the Jews.
Easter has surgically removed the powerful history of the Jews and their glorious future.
Do you see the problem? Do you see how clearly we have the modern history of replacement theology and anti-Semitism spelt out in these great omissions?
While I’m in the process of making a lot of people mad, let me take it further:
Have you noticed that Easter celebrators in the church, never have any Hebraic items in their churches? Have you ever noticed that almost without exception, those into replacement theology are Easter celebrators?
You see, there are spirits at work here and they are stirring, and rising now, because they know that just like at Egypt their days are numbered. These spirits are trying to get rid of God’s call on Israel.
So, what about the churches and ministries who say they support Israel, but also play with pagans in their pews, spewing the names of Baal and associates at Easter?
Last year, I heard a terrible statement from one teacher, whom I will keep my distance from, who said: “You must mix paganism with the church, because you can then reach more people”!
I say this almost every year, but here it comes again. The Bible commands a clear, distinct cut and break from all forms of paganism and the occult, including the names!
Far too many ministers teach the hogwash that they’re just using the names of the sex goddess, and others. They are either trapped by the hierarchy of their denomination rulers, too chicken to rock the boat, or bound by the traditions of their pew-warmers. Or of course they are totally blind.
So, Mr. Minister, you say, you only use the names of the pagan gods and teach others to do the same and spread it all far and wide!
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.
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, attaching it to the floor, and decorating it with gold and silver balls in honour of the sun and moon gods!)
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...”
Do you see the prophetic element in the great difference between Passover and Easter? Never the twain shall meet!
Easter is full of intentional omissions and changes, incorrect days and is filled with the occult. Easter denigrates Israel.
Passover is a God-ordained, biblical convocation. Easter is pagan, occult, and of human tradition. The symbols and names of both are as far apart as heaven and hell.
There is a further dangerous thing here. It is about the evil, Babylonian, Egyptian influence on the Jews from the church, ahead of their great time of visitation.
Jeremiah 23:25-26 “I have heard what the prophets have said; who prophesy lies in My name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ ‘How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, who try to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbour, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.’”
(Baal was a Babylonian pagan god of sex and fertility, who also went by the name: “The Shamen Lord of the Heavens”! The name, “Baal” means “lord or owner of the people.”)
The ancient gods, Baal, Ishtar, Nimrod, Tammuz, Semiramis and others are all connected, and are amongst the end-time gods arising in the world right now!
Deuteronomy 23:14 “The Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.”
I strongly encourage you to read these verses here again – prayerfully and to obey them.
Here is the commitment of The Prophetic Scroll (TPS)
Joshua 24:15 “If it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served or the gods of the Amorites. But as for me and my house (TPS), we will serve the Lord.”
Edition 466: April 23rd 2019
Prophecy in the Feasts:
These are words of life!
The devil would have great success if he could trip up and sidetrack true Christians on the last stretch of their race to glory. The real victory is at the finish line!
We are now in the last stage of the final lap of our race home. Beware of the present dangers!
There are always consequences for removing or changing biblical truths, convocations and, verses.
We are not to mix the word of God with the word of man! The word, “Babylon” means mixture. The words, “holiness”, “saint”, “sanctify” all mean, separation.
What you do, including the things you celebrate and participate in, as part of your life’s customs and belief -system, shows how sold out you are on the world or the word.
In this edition, I want to have a look at the very powerful biblical, prophetic symbolism contained in the seven feasts of the Lord. I will also touch on some other most interesting aspects of prophecy, which relate to us all now.
What was, is and will come
The seven feasts of the Lord:
The feasts are: ●Passover, ●Unleavened bread, ●First fruits, ●Pentecost, ●Trumpets, ●Atonement, and ●Tabernacles. The Bible calls the feasts – holy.
The order of the feasts is most important, as they plot the course of history, besides, God’s word condemns changing, or removing any part of the word or the feasts!
The feasts support dispensationalism and a pre-tribulation rapture.
It was, and still is the Catholic church and all those of replacement theology, who omit or change the feasts, as well as the order. This is primarily to attack God’s word of prophecy upon Israel and keep the “ancient hatred” alive.
Contained in the feats in symbolic form, starting at Passover is: ●The release of the Jews from Egyptian slavery. ●The deaths of Israel’s Egyptian captors, and gods. ●The Exodus, the Red Sea crossing and the destruction of the Egyptians in pursuit. ●The cross of salvation as seen in the death angel passing over. ●The remembrance of the law giving on Sinai and the dispensation change of the law now given in the hearts of believers at the birth of the church. ●The next dispensation change at the rapture and the entrance to the tribulation period. ●The awe-filled national repentance of Israel as they recognise their Jewish Messiah. ●The entrance into the new Promised Land, Millennium, with the Jews, as the boss.
Do you see why these feasts are so very important? They plot the course of God’s prophetic word right through to the Millennium. Please note the central theme of the feasts, which is the place of Israel in God’s entire plan. It is Israel that is the golden, scarlet thread through it all.
Of course the church is right here in the feasts too, but the prophetic fulfilments for the Jews is of major importance in the grand plan, from Egypt to the wilderness, to the Promised Land, to the great spiritual awakening, to the cross of Messiah, to the tribulation, the second advent and the Millennium.
In fact, for the false, lying doctrine of replacement theology to really work, they must get rid of the Jews, and obviously all these symbolic, prophetic references in the feasts.
In many ways the feasts are the blessing of God, now turned into a curse for the Jews by large sections of the church, who remove and change these things.
I hope you see the dramatic, significance and importance of all these things together.
Prophetic wonders of Passover:
Passover is always has and still is celebrated with Matzos, being unleavened bread, scarred and spiked. Leaven is a type of sin in the Bible. So this alone speaks wonderfully, albeit symbolically of the purity of the believer.
The last item of the Passover celebration meal is called the afikomen. It is a piece of matzos inserted in a three-compartment linen bag, and hidden away in the home, until the kids are sent to look for it, at the end of the meal. When found it is broken and each member gets a piece.
This speaks of the three days and nights of our suffering servant and His being broken, striped and whipped for us. Of course, the Jews, in their blindness, by and large have not seen this yet. But this practise and many others at Passover speak of great prophetic things to come.
Bear in mind that Easter celebrators reject all of this and send their kids out to search for hidden Ishtar (the sex goddess) eggs, which has nothing in the world to do with the cross.
Some say, well at least the children have fun with Easter eggs and hot cross buns. Well, you could just as well give them a bottle of Bells to go with the bun!
Passover also sees the tradition of “zeroa” take place in which the shank-bone of a lamb is placed on the table. (Note that Catholics use a pig in their Easter and Christmas meal celebrations.) The lamb obviously points to the Lamb of God – Yeshual
The Passover meal always has an empty chair at the table. This is called “Elijah’s chair.” It speaks of the prophecy saying that Elijah will appear and announce the coming of the Lord, just like John the Baptist did. As the meal end someone goes to the front door, looks both ways, comes back in and says to all: “No he’s not here yet.”
This speaks wonderfully of hope and expectation for the coming of the Jewish Messiah! It is all far removed from anything to do with Easter!
The Passover meal is ended with the participants saying, “Next year in Jerusalem.” Again it speaks prophetically and of course is missing in Easter.
Prophecy in the feasts of the Catholic church:
The Catholic church celebrates only some of the feasts, but greatly changed, and on the wrong days, with the wrong names and associations.
I’m not going to go into it all here, but most of these big changes and omissions were done by the Catholic church with the express purpose of keeping the Jews out of this so-called church. Those interested, jut look it up!
One of the edicts of the early Catholic church, which most blinded Christians faithfully observe, even today, came from the Council of Nicea in 325 AD: “Christians were to have nothing to do with the odious Jews by commemorating Passover.”
But here is what the Bible says:
1 Corinthians 5:7-8 “Let us purge out the old leaven, for indeed Messiah our Passover was sanctified for us. Therefore let us keep the feast...”
The Catholic wafer, used by most churches today, is not Matzos, with the spikes and stripes representing the cross on it. That speaks of a cross-less symbolism. It speaks of “another Jesus!”
The ten plagues of Egypt are represented in Passover, but we see then again appear in the tribulation period as part of the wrath of God. The Days of Awe are also called the ten days of repentance. I wonder why these are cast down in significance by the Catholic church?
It is primarily the Catholic church that will be the centre of the wrath of God in the tribulation!
Obviously, the removal of the Days of Awe is saying that there will not be a large scale repentance of the Jews.
The Days of Awe leads to the feast of Tabernacles, which represents the Millennium dwelling just after the Second Advent, which will be Jewish led.
►Let’s not forget that the Catholics created the occult feats: ●Halloween. ●Valentine’s Day, ●Easter, ● Christmas. (look it up!)
Pentecost occurs 50 days after Passover, by command of God. (Leviticus 23:16)
Catholic Pentecost is 50 days after Easter. This makes everything out of sync with the Bible command not to change the Bible, including the feasts in any way. Of course this is totally ignored and cast out by all Catholics and the majority of Christians.
The removal of the book of Revelation:
In the fourth century the book of Revelation was removed from Catholic liturgy because it, too closely identified the Catholic church under judgement, being cast into the tribulation. (Revelation 2:22) The Revelation also speaks of a Jewish led Millennium. That is an anathema to the Catholics! Today the Revelation is in their Bible, but greatly downplayed, discouraged and avoided.
The great veil:
Repentance produces awesome light and sight.
2 Corinthians 3:14-16 “Their (Jews) minds were hardened. For until this day, the same veil remains un-lifted in the reading of the Old Covenant, because the veil is taken away in Messiah...When one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”
Isaiah 35:5 “The eyes of the blind (Zion) shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.”
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight, and not forsake them.”
The supernatural tearing of the temple veil was a great miracle. Most people think of some flimsy little chiffon bridal veil. The temple veil was 60 feet long, 30 feet wide and 4 inches thick. It took 300 priests to move it!
At the instant of the cross of Calvary this enormous veil was supernaturally torn from top to bottom, without hands. (Matthew 27:50-51) The veil was torn from top to bottom, indicating that no man, only God did this, now giving all of God’s people entrance into His presence. (Hebrews 10:19)
The greater miracle is the mystery of Israel’s blindness. The Jews, including the priests saw the veil was torn, yet they still refused to repent and remained blind to all of this.
But the day of light and sight is soon coming!
The supernatural call of God:
The Jews, Jerusalem and Israel, have the call and covenant promise of God upon them, for His incredible soon-coming prophetic purposes. God has put His name on them all. Of course the world hates this, because they hate God.
The world has tried to kill the Jews right from their very foundation, because the greatest drama of all time is wrapped up in them.
So, how do you get rid of the Jews? Well, you kill them. If that doesn’t work, like it didn’t with Hitler, and the mass-murdering popes of the Inquisitions, then you assimilate them into the nations.
And if that doesn’t work, like it never has, because the Bible says it is impossible, then, like the mass media, you continue talking a mixture of hogwash and garbage, and act like an ostrich, with your stupid head in the sand.
Likewise, how do you get rid of true Bible believing Christians, who love and stand with our Lord and Israel? Well, you kill them of course – just martyr them. If that doesn’t work, just assimilate them into the world and make them no different.
They must hide their light and shut their mouths. If that doesn’t work, they can assimilate into the dead, counterfeit, cross-less, spineless, flamboyant church of pomp and pride.
Perhaps, someone needs to tell CNN, the BBC, SKY, NBC and others that you can’t kill God or His word or work. All you can do is get yourselves destroyed for trying.
The Red Sea is about to close in on the world’s mass-media. I wonder how many can swim!
The spirit of antichrist is the spirit that comes against the Messiah, replaces Him, and also comes against the Jews Jerusalem and the land of Israel, because these have the name of God and work of God in their midst. This spirit also comes against all that is of God, including His authority structures in the nations of the world.
Daniel 8:23-25 “In the latter times of their kingdoms (world empires), when the transgressors have reached their fullness, a king shall arise, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes (the antichrist) His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power. He shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; he shall destroy the mighty and also the holy people...He shall even rise against the Prince of princes, but will be broken without human hand.”
The genocide, mass extermination, and massacre of the Jews that became known as Hitler’s “final solution” – the Holocausts of history, are now fermenting in the world, and organisations like the US Democratic Party, the British Labour Party. It is fermenting in New Zealand and others. The ancient seeds are being sown again.
The forerunner to the Holocaust - Zeus:
The name Zeus is also associated with the name Satan.
The Holocaust did have a number of precedents in history.
The word, “Holocaustum,” means “sacrifice by fire.”
This evil Temple of Zeus was the place where Christians, like Antipas were martyred, by being burnt alive inside metal bull-shaped ovens, with fires beneath.
The Temple of Zeus, the crowning glory of ancient Pergamum, was later deconstructed and moved to Berlin, Germany, where it was commissioned by Hitler in 1930, just before the Holocaust.
Hitler staged a number of ‘light spectaculars” from the platform of the Temple of Zeus.
Hitler called one of them the “Cathedral of light,” with 150 search-lights all pointing skywards from the Zeus pulpit, where, just below, the “holy oath” of the Nazis was taken by the masses, to exalt Nazism and denigrate the Jews. The oath said: “Blazing flames hold us together into eternity.”
The tragedy is that it’s all coming back! The same spirits are still alive and being used.
Revelation 17:3 speaks of the mother of harlots being drunk on the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs.” Most commentators (including myself) believe that the “mother of harlots”, here is a reference to the Catholic church, and others like it, in the tribulation period.
Relating to these churches in the tribulation period, the Bible speaks of them as knowing the depths of Satan. (Revelation 2:24)
The angel of death passed over the Jews in Egypt, and again stood before Israel, in the form of ●Hitler’s final solution, ●Islam’s final solution – death to the Jews, and the ●Catholic church’s solution of replacing the Jews with themselves.
The trumpets are sounding, the shofar of warning is blowing and Israel’s captors, haters and enemies will soon fall into the same fate as all of them in antiquity. Why does the world not learn?
Teachers of light and of darkness:
Bible prophecy warns of perhaps the greatest end-time sign – deception!
Candidates for deception include: ●Those ignorant of the Bible, ●those who elevate their teachers, putting them on a pedestal. ●Those who elevate their traditions and customs above God’s word. ●Those who refuse to deny self, and take up their cross daily. ●Those who don’t have time to study and pursue our Lord and His word. ●Those who mix the occult into the truth and those who have given themselves thoroughly to false teachers.
False teachers have a false authority and illegitimate power, but there is an authority there, which you dare not submit to for one second.
All false teachers spread spiritual darkness, but do not see everyone that disagrees with you as a false teacher! False teachers are of a false spirit, which you should be able to identify.
Spiritual darkness is a driving force. It is alive.
There are a number of original words used for darkness. Here are some meanings:
Obscurity, destruction, heaviness, ignorance, wickedness, gloominess, and calamity.
Isaiah 8:21-22 “Then they shall be enraged and curse their king and their God and look upward. Then they will look to the earth and see trouble and darkness, gloom and anguish, and they shall be driven into darkness.”
Jeremiah 23:12 (False prophets) “Like slippery ways in the darkness, they shall be driven forward and fall; for I will bring disaster on them.” (Zephaniah 1:15)
God’s word turns darkness into light and sheds light in the shadows of evil and death.
The truth will set you free! It will set you free from yourself and your desire to be right and make God wrong. It will make you free from sin. It will set you free from the domains of invisible demons. It will make you free from oppressive ignorance, and make you wise!
Acts 26:18 “...Turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan, to God...”
Under whose authority does the mainstream church remove 27% of the Bible, which is prophecy, and doom their pew - warmers to pure ignorance? If you don’t know the full truth, how can you spot a lie? Or how can you prevent deception?
Acts 17:30-31 “Truly these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness.”
The intense hatred for Christians will manifest as they stand for Israel, when her time of trouble approaches. Much of Israel’s coming trouble in the tribulation period will be because of her own rebellion to God and His judgement, but much will be caused by the world, its god – Satan, and the counterfeit church.
It is time for the church to stand with Israel – now. It is time for the church to get rid of its paganism and be clean.
I’m not talking about getting into legalism. That is the ditch on the other side. I’m talking about seeing, knowing and standing with and for our Lord’s great works soon to intensify.
Exodus 6:6-7 “Say to the children of Israel: ‘ I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and great judgements...Then you shall know that I am the Lord.’”
This is a composite of a few of my pictures, to create a dreamy effect.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 465: April 16th 2019
The Court of the ages:
These are words of life!
These are the issues of eternal life. You will face them soon, like it or not. It is wise to know what’s coming, why, when and what you must do now to prepare!
This edition is primarily aimed at those in authority in various forms. That would be for political leaders down to leaders of their own family and even to you as leader of your own life. There is great responsibility in leadership and authority. We will be judged accordingly.
The Court of the ages: In the dock are all Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings, Queens and all in governmental authority. In the dock are all the lawyers and judges of the world’s courts. In the dock is the mass-media of the world and all celebrities and entertainers. In the dock is everyone with influential authority – you too!
In the Judges seat is the King of kings and Lord of lords, and Judge of judges.
Daniel 7:9-10 “The Ancient of Days was seated. His garment was white as snow, and His hair was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire. A fiery stream came forth before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand, stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.”
Imagine the horror of getting to the end of your Christian life and discovering that you were in a race all along. Not so much against others but against yourself, and that there were huge rewards laid up for you, which no one had even told you about!
The Courts of God:
The Bible speaks of a number of courts of God, which each have eternal outcomes. The Bible also identifies a number of God’s record books.
Here are some of God’s record books and the things contained therein:
●Your physical features before you were even born. (Psalm 139:16) ●The number of the hairs on your head. (Matthew 10:30) ●All your tears. (Psalm 56:8) ●God’s plans for you. (Psalm 139:17) ●Every thought of man. (Psalm 139:2, Hebrews 4:12) ●Every word you have spoken. (Matthew 12:36) ●Everyone’s works. (Revelation 20:12) ●Your godly works and loves. (Hebrews 6:10, 1 Corinthians 3:14-15) ●Your life’s priorities. (Matthew 6:20) ●Those who have nurtured and developed the fear of God. (Malachi 3:16)
Unlike worldly courts, these will contain perfect judgements - absolutely pure and true. There will be no defence team in these courts, because the Judge will be all knowing! Those who have the work of the cross in their lives will be proclaimed – not guilty of all sin.
All humans are equal in that we are born of sinful Adam. Only true believers have the potential within them, through the new-birth to escape that anchor, and be set free. But the believer still has to work internal salvation to the outside, through correct application of the things of God.
If you commit a great crime and you get away with it for years and years, you may feel invincible. But don’t be fooled, you will stand before the all-knowing, all-seeing Judge of all. At the end of the day, no one gets away with anything, except true born-again Christians! We get away with everything – free, and no price to pay for all our sin!
People go to incredible lengths to justify themselves and cover their sins and lies. They see things only from their own perspective, but God sees even your thoughts and motivations.
In our lives, as Christians, we have to work out perfect inner salvation through to the outside. This begins even in our thoughts!
Some thoughts on thoughts:
“My thoughts are not your thoughts, says the Lord”. (Isaiah 55:8-9) “The thoughts that I have towards you are only good”. (Jeremiah 29:11) “Guard your thoughts”. (Proverbs 4:23) “Take every thought captive and cast down imaginations that exalt against God”. (2 Corinthians 10:5) “Think on these things”...All good and true! (Philippians 4:8)
Beware who you compare yourselves with, and who you aspire to in your thought life. The true Christian is to measure himself by the word of truth, its fruits and blessings. Not by the world, the church, modern man. This produces endless curses.
Proverbs 21:2 “Every way of man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts.”
Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of destruction.”
Here’s a very short sweet extremely powerful verse for you. Put it into practise. (I have done so ages ago and renew it often – and it works wonders!)
Job 31:1 “I have made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I look upon a woman (with lust).” (Proverbs 4:25) Obviously this applies to men and women.
Make a covenant and decree with your eyes! By obvious extension, that would include your ears and your thought life. Don’t let your thoughts become a runaway train – it will crash!
This involves you become a strange oddball in the world’s eyes, but a dear, close, good, best friend forever, of the living God.
Let the Spirit of the Lord be your primary instructor:
The media’s men are Satan’s yes men. Hitler could tell you about that! In fact the mass-media are under the same control-spirits as Hitler, just in civilian clothes.
People put their leaders on a pedestal. They give their thoughts and lives to political leaders. They elevate them, just like gods, and it infuses into their psyche and culture.
As a true born-again, Spirit-filled Christian in these days, you need to consciously separate yourself from the spirit of the world, the counterfeit church, and the demonic. You must actively throw off your close identity with the world and its traditions and ways.
The world’s traditions are rooted in error, or the occult. You can’t feed and eat error, and stay spiritually healthy. Being released from it, releases you from invisible curses, and weights.
Applied truth changes you dramatically, making you strangely fireproof! Even as you step into eternity and your unforgiving works are hit by the fire of God’s judgement at the Judgement Seat of Messiah, it quickly dissipates into a puff of smoke! (1 Corinthians 3:14-15)
The importance of knowledge of true history is absolutely vital. Your history is the anchor and foundation of your culture and traditions. Some things within it are fine, others not.
Culture and worship are directly associated, make sure that the Spirit of God enlightens you as to what you may accept and what you must cast out! This is all dramatically important.
Proverbs 5:21-23 “The ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all His paths. His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. He shall die for lack of instruction, and for the greatness of his folly, he shall go astray.”
Reject Gods wise counsel, and the world will rule you:
I have included the mass-media in this section, because they are the voice of the world and its leaders. They are the voice of their ultimate leader – Satan:
●“The ruler of this world.” (Satan) (John 12:31) ●”The prince of the power of the air.” (Satan). (Ephesians 2:2) ●“The god of this world.” (Satan) (2 Corinthians 4:4). ●“The whole world is in the power of the evil one”. (1 John 5:19)
The media speaks many voices: ●Feeling – the feel-good voice of the body. ●Reason – the voice of “it seems right to me, it must be.” ●Conscience – the modern, variable voice of godlessness. ●Democracy - the collective voice of the masses.
The world and its god will not determine your destiny unless you turn away from the Lord. Hope in the future is in the heart of man. But what a futile hope it is when it is in the world.
Counterfeit Christianity perpetrated by the mass-media must be inoffensive, and cross-less, so that it can easily mix with other religions, rather than be separate.
Deception in all these things is at plague-level. It causes tunnel vision. You can only see your own stupid, cursed hobby-horse and its insane godless riders of demented destruction.
The judgement on the world’s leaders:
I don’t want to add any commentary to these profoundly important verses below. Just read them, simply as they are, taking specific note of the bold sections.
Proverbs 29:12 “If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his servants become wicked.”
Isaiah 14:9 “Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming; it stirs up the dead for you. All the chief ones (leaders) of the earth it has raised up from their thrones. All the kings of the nations shall speak and say, ‘Have you become like us?”
Isaiah 5:14 “Hell has enlarged itself and opened its mouth beyond measure; their glory (leaders)and their multitude and their pomp, and he who is jubilant, shall descend into it.”
Ezekiel 32:21 “The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell...”
Psalm 110:6 “He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies. He shall execute the heads of many nations.”
Psalm 146:3 “Do not put your trust in princes (political leaders)...”
Isaiah 40:23 “He brings the princes to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth useless.”
Revelation 6:15-17 “The kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the Day is great and who is able to stand?’”
The judgement upon Christian leaders:
1 Peter 4:17 “The time has come that judgement must begin in the house of God.”
James 3:1 “Let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we will receive a stricter judgment.”
Jeremiah 23:1-4 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture, says the Lord...I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their folds, and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more...”
Revelation 2:2 “I know your works, your labour and your patience, and you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and have found them to be liars.”
The court of great reward:
The judgment seat of Messiah is the grand court-room in which all believers (no unbelievers) appear before our Lord for eternal rewards. Everyone who appears in this court for judgement is already pure and perfect through the salvation of the cross.
All unbelievers appear at the Great White Throne Judgement, where there will be no believers. (Revelation 20:11-15)
This is a court for the exclusive issuing of eternal reward for works done in response to the call of God in the believer’s life.
This glorious court sees our majestic King of glory, enthroned and awarding spectacular rewards to perfect people! Oh yes, my friend, don’t let anyone tell you, that as a believer you are not perfect, through the work of the cross!
Hebrews 12:23 “To the general assembly of the church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the just Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect.”
2 Corinthians 10:17-18 “Let him who glories, glory in the Lord. It is not he who commends himself who is approved -but whom the Lord commends (judges).”
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 “If anyone builds on this foundation (Yeshua) with gold silver precious stones, wood, hay, straw, his work will become manifest in the Day. It will revealed by fire and the fire will test the quality. If anyone’s work endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
1 Corinthians 15:41-42 “There is one glory of the sun, another of the moon and another of the stars; for one star differs from another in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead...”
Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”
Do you think you will be rewarded for answering and obeying the devil’s call on you, and the call of the world and the media? Think again, buddy – and start crying!
Thieves of your reward:
These days you have to hunt far and wide for anything in the news media that is based on truth. The mass-media today are all totally blindly biased, and driven by a monkey on their back named Satan, with a frog in their throats named Diabolical Devil.
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed is he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God.”
Isaiah 9:16 “The leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.”
The mass-media are spiritually charged with the evil plans of their god and they don’t know it, nor can see it, but make no mistake – spirits are using them! They will lead you to miss God’s mark!
Even the compromised, sickly sweet church and its hordes of the deceived, will lead you to miss God’s mark for you!
Ezekiel 22:26 “Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things. They have not distinguished between the holy and the unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean...”
Today we are in a world which neutralises right and wrong! If they can’t bring down your salvation, they will have their best shot at bringing down and neutralising your eternal reward state.
Throw them out of your lives.
The primary job of the mass-media, being the voice of the world, is to get rid of and devalue the pure, unadulterated truth of the Bible and replace it with the counterfeit lie of false, Christianity – that of “another Jesus.”
You must see the world as a ticking time bomb! If you don’t see it, you will befriend a big bomb, that will blow more than your head off.
The world is its own wrecking ball, with all its leaders swinging it like giant fools.
The US Democratic Party has become its own wrecking ball, as has the British Labour Party, and the EU, and the New Zealand government. The issue is that when God swings the wrecking ball, pop goes all the wacko weasels!
John 9:39 “For judgement I have come into this world.”
Isaiah 1:4 “Alas sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evil doers...They have forsaken and turned away from the Lord.”
Proverbs 29:16 “When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases, but the righteous will see their fall.”
Did you know that there are some indications that saved, rewarded believers in heaven will witness in some way, the Great White Throne Judgement of all unbelievers? That’s a frightening thought! Imagine witnessing someone you have loved, but who remained unsaved, being cast into hell! – Yikes!
Judgement is the big comeuppance, the just punishment and retribution of those who reject His mercy and grace. It is the final merciless blow with hell to pay – and they will!
The world deemed fit to banish the Judge of all judges and in His place has come the god known as the one who comes to kill, steal, destroy, lie and deceive!
Here is the reward of the unsaved:
Romans 2:5 “In accordance with your hard and impenitent heart, you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God.”
Psalm 9:8 “He shall judge the world in righteousness, He shall administer judgement for the peoples in uprightness.”
Psalm 9:19 “Arise O Lord, do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your light.”
Know this: Don’t ever become blasé or apathetic about judgement. It is all part of righteousness and holiness. It is to be revered, feared, respected and honoured.
It is something we as believers have been through once for salvation, and will go through once for reward, and then never again.
An often heard criticism of Bible prophecy is that it puts fear in people. You can get rid of fear in your life now and live in ostrich land, but great, real fear will come your way soon.
I’ll chose the fear and terror of the Lord now, and be safe later!
Everyone will believe the Bible at judgement day, as they bow the knee to Messiah – too late for the unsaved! Too late for most – too late, too late!
World peace, like peace in your own life, is only possible with Satan, sin and evil removed, and that is only possible through the cross of Calvary and the application of it as you take up your own cross daily.
Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, do it heartily, as so to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord.”
How absolutely wonderful to go forward to glory with abundant confidence, hope, and anticipation! How wonderful to know that all our sins are forever gone and how wonderful to know that such great reward is laid up for the enduring believer!
I took the background picture of the Augrabies Falls, texturised a leaf and stuck in the flower.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 464: April 9th 2019
A world de-wormed:
These are words of life!
Babies have to be de-wormed sometimes, and so do dogs.
Psalm 22: 6-7 “I (the Lord) am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men and despised of the people. All those who see Me laugh Me to scorn...”
The word “worm” in the verse above is the original word “towla.” It is a specific worm found in the Middle East. In pupa from it clings to a tree and as it dies on the tree, it turns pure white. It was also used to dye very expensive cloth, a unique, rich crimson colour which oozed from it when crushed.
As you see this is no ordinary worm! Psalm 22 above is rich with descriptions of the crucifixion of our Lord, and these details of the “towla’ are pretty spectacular in type!
Yeshua, our Lord died for and paid for the sins of the world on the cross. (1 John 2:2) The unsaved world has to actively receive it for it to become personal salvation. But the price was paid for all.
There is a degree of rub-off in a nation relating to how much of the things of God they allow into society. This causes them to be a nation under God or not.
►You don’t want to de-worm the world of this worm, tuned King of kings!
De-worming the world of this worm is de-wording the world!
Hebrews 10:29 “How much worse punishment do you suppose will be for him who thought it worthy to trample the Son of God underfoot, and who counted the blood of the covenant a common thing and insulted the Spirit of grace?”
Isaiah 59:4-10 “No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies to conceive evil and bring forth iniquity...They hatch viper’s eggs and he who eats them dies...Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known...They have made themselves crooked paths, where there is no peace...Therefore they look for light but there is darkness for brightness, they walk in blackness...as dead men in desolate places.”
Isaiah 59:14 “...The truth is fallen in the street and cannot enter.”
Isaiah 5:20-23 “Woe to those who put good for evil and evil for good; who put darkness for light and light for darkness...Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes...Who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away justice for the righteous man.”
Isaiah 10:1 “Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, who write misfortune, which they have prescribed, themselves.”
Jeremiah 7:28 “You shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God nor receive correction. Truth has perished and been cut off from their mouth.’”
These verses above, when strung together, paint a terrible picture. It is a picture of the entirety of today’s world stripped of the things of God! How accurate the Bible is!
Remember my verse for the year: “When you forsake the word, you praise the wicked!”
Prophecy spells it all out:
Bible prophecy is thrilling. It takes you on a wonderful journey to great glory. It speaks now about now, and the near, and the distant future. It warns rebukes, encourages, strengthens, guides and sets the heart of man on fire, giving great, valuable wisdom. Without it you are thin ice!
The stupid, intellectual elite in the nations of the world have tried hard to remove the word of God from society and public life. It is the main gospel message of salvation that is under attack, simply because the god of this world does not want people getting saved and leaving his evil kingdom.
But it is also Bible prophecy that the devil’s world hates, because it plots the course of all things, including the demise of the devil, sin, evil and all enemies of God. It gives light and sight and shows what to avoid, and where to go, and what is coming and when.
Bible prophecy spells out the failure of man to save himself, and bring world peace to the planet in turmoil. (Revelation 12:12)
Bible prophecy gives us hope, sustains us, motivates us and fills our lives with purpose.
I expect that very soon we will see “multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision” because of the great shaking that is beginning now. (Joel 3:14)
Yes, many will remain blind and many will become outright enemies of God and His people, but exiting times are here!
As the turmoil in the world grows, you can grow in turmoil too, or you can see the world as “crucified to you”, and let it grow strangely dim as you grow brighter.
We lose interest in the world when we see that it is dead. It too loses interest in us when it sees us as crucified with Messiah. (Galatians 2:20)
Only those in darkness continue to live according to self and self’s reasoning in this world.
Do you think you will be rewarded in eternity for living for yourself? You have no chance!
One of the greatest terrors for the unsaved is that God knows their future. He knows exactly who will turn to Him for salvation and who will not!
Be careful of agreement with the world’s god and its voice, the media! There is unseen power in unity and agreement. (Genesis 11:6) The agreement of silence on many of the world’s major issues by much of the church, demonstrates spinelessness, but it does not exonerate it from blame.
Agreement with the world in many respects is agreement with hell.
The world is preparing its own destruction:
How to send the world the hell: Make them stupid. The word of God makes you wise. So, remove it and you become stupid, even as an intellectual. Perhaps you don’t know it, but clever, unsaved people go to hell, with clever, unsaved kings and those in authority.
Remove sin, even in word, and there is no need for a Saviour. What do you need to be saved from? The world thinks that they are okay and because human rights have been elevated above God, almost anything is acceptable.
Trying to make truth fit our modern culture is a minefield. You can’t do it. One has to give!
The light of the world and of Israel:
The world’s light is growing strangely dim as more and more of it is extinguished by society at large.
The light of the believer will never go out, and the light of Israel is about to be turned on brighter than ever!
Isaiah 62:1 “For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness and her salvation as a lamp that burns.”
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known, I will make darkness light before them and crooked places straight.”
Micah 7:8-9 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall I will arise, when I sit in darkness the Lord will be a light to me...He will bring me forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness.
Proverbs 4:18-19 “The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.”
►I have constructed the following sentence purely from Bible verses strung together:●With God removed, the world praises the wicked. ●When there is no knowledge of God in the land, there is no more restraint and the land mourns. ●From the wicked their light is withheld. ●There is no peace for the wicked. ●The intensions of the heart of man are all deceitful and wicked. ●The world stumbles ahead in blindness. ●There is no more horror at the wickedness of the wicked.
The myth of man:
The myth of man is that he can save and manage himself! His own ways are manifest in the fruits of modern unsaved man. They are all the fruits of the law of sin and death. The fruits of Satan are “killing, stealing, destroying, lying and deceiving.”
The myth of man is a mystery. (2 Thessalonians 2:7) You can only see the mystery, when in Him!
People always look for acceptance and affirmation. They look inwardly and find only turmoil within. That is because fallen man is one with Satan in spirit. But when the true, practising Christian looks inwardly he finds the God of love who has accepted him through the forgiveness of the cross.
The problem for the unsaved is that they can search as deeply into themselves for answers as they like, but will always end up finding the deceiver. They can look outwardly to all sources in the world and will always find the deception of the deceiver, the god of the world.
The Bible believing Christian looks inwardly and finds our Lord enthroned on his life. He looks upward and finds all the glories of the kingdom of God.
Unsaved man cannot even see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3)
The myth of humanism says man is inherently good. If so the world would be a better place! If so, sin would be good, because sin resides in the heart of man. If so, man would be able to get better by looking internally to cure his psychological stress and anxiety.
►Secular psychology prescribes pills to get psychologically better! God prescribes the cross of Calvary, His word and repentance for all sin.
We need our living Saviour and His living doctrine to know and see sin and righteousness.
God’s anger at sin fell upon Yeshua on the cross. If you remove the cross, God’s anger must fall on you! David said: “Against You alone have I sinned.” (Psalm 51:4) Remove “You” and sin must fall upon you without “You” of Calvary as Saviour.
Why socialism is godless?
As the god of the world, de-worms the world and eliminates the things of God from society, a sick, diseased world full of maggots comes in. A new world order called humanistic socialism comes in.
The goal of socialism is control and domination. Socialism violates the laws of liberty and freedom. It also violates the law of sowing and reaping. Always bear in mind that the end result of Satan’s control, is to deliver you to hell.
Socialism in its various forms is man’s best effort to save himself .It replaces freedom with equality. It ‘elevates’ man to the lowest common denominator. It makes man a god, blind to god and God.
People have a built in need to be to be dependent on something, some system or someone. Socialism creates this dependence.
Internationalism, globalism and socialism (all linked) brings everyone down under the spirit of Satan and sin. God lifts us to the highest and seats us in heavenly places, holy, righteous and making us pure.
Religion without the true, living God is a dead, cursed, mechanism of control and domination, just what socialism needs.
Why would Satan be pro the interfaith movement as part of his one-world order? Every religion in the world can quite easily unite, except for the true born-again, blood-washed and cross-forgiven Christian. They are exclusive and forever separate from all religions.
Many “Christian” religions with the cross sidelined, can easily fit in with all religions. They are all counterfeits and born of Satan in the first place. They are his puppets. When they come together, they form a united front, which is easy for the devil to control.
Many churches are enemies of the cross. (Philippians 3:18)
A godless world in psychological turmoil:
Most people are feelings orientated and never go to the root of their problems. Psychologists are forever dealing with feelings (fruits) and the world’s opinions.
The self-life camouflages the sin-nature which is in its heart. It hides the enemy within.
►If you can’t see God because He has been removed from society, you can’t see the enemy either!
When you forsake the law of God, (His word) you are a law unto yourself and “yourself” is actually full of the law of sin and death, so how can you even see your problem, never mind fix it!
Pure unadulterated truth will corner you and then bring you down to your knees; then it will fill you with God and lift you up high, to the very throne of God. Have you been cornered and floored by God?
The problem of modern society is that it has been de-wormed and de-worded. It has stabbed itself in both eyes, and shot itself in both feet, and then in the head!
When you remove God from society, you also remove the very conscience of society. Have you notice the gradual change? There was once a time when people would fear getting caught in some sin or crime. Now, there is no more shame anymore!
It is primarily the liberal left and intellectual elite that have cast down the word of God in the nations and destroyed the virtues of God. Did you know that there were no liberal lefties in God’s workers?
The liberal left worldwide, US Democratic Party, British Labour Party, and others, together with their umbilicaly connected mess-media, have shot themselves in the foot for one big reason: They have underestimated how many Christians there are in their lands, with godly influence.
►They have not realised that you can’t kill God or His word! They will be devoured by the Lion of all lions! They think this Lion is a little harmless worm, or a fairy with a gruff voice!
The reality of the saved, righteous man is evident in his fruits, which are the fruits of the Spirit of life in Him. These godly fruits rub off and transmit into society and into a nation under God.
Today left wing and right wing politics are becoming polarised. They are both of the spirit of the world! Personally, I’m not a left winger, right winger or middle winger, I’m a God winger! That’s where the good fruits are.
We are to take every thought captive. (2 Corinthians 10:5) That is freedom and victory. And let me tell you something: It is not difficult to radically change your thinking.
Unity with the ungodly is easy - just cast down the word of God and your turmoil will begin. Once we die, or the Lord comes, we can’t go back and change things. Our eternal destiny is set, signed, sealed and delivered! Don’t underestimate the gravity of that!
If our Lord does not come first, we will all croak, (that does not mean standing in a corner making a noise like a frog.) We are getting older and hopefully wiser, but we will not go on forever in this life! Every day we live, we live for the potential to add height and stature to our eternal status.
Many years ago, I used to be a skydiver having great fun jumping out of aeroplanes. Now when I pull into a parking lot and jump out of my car and remain in the upright position – I have done well, and have more time to glorify our Lord.
Eliminating God’s influence from your life is the worst, most dangerous thing you could ever do. It may give you a fools euphoria and exuberance on your way to hell.
►I have put together the following two sections. They are pure verses with no commentary. It is very good to read them just as they are, one after the next, because they paint a very clear picture:
The nature of the World: ●It has a spirit. (1Corinthians 2:12) ●It cannot receive the Spirit of truth. (John 14:7) ●Its works are evil. (John 7:7) ●It lies entirely under the power of the devil. (1 John 5:19) ●It hates Messiah and Christians. (John 15:18) ●It is at enmity with God. (James 4:4) ●It is filled with tribulations. (John 16:33) ●It lives but is dead. (1Timothy 5:6) ●It is full of corruption. (2 Peter 1:4) ●It has a doomed philosophy and traditions. (Colossians 2:8) ●The world does not know us. (1 John 3:1) ●It is on course. (Ephesians 2:2) ●Its wisdom is foolishness. (1Corinthians 3:19) ●It has been judged. (John 12:31) ●As you gain the world, you lose your soul. (Matthew 16:26) ●The world is crucified to us. (Galatians 6:14)
Our response to the world: ●We receive not the spirit of the world. (1 Corinthians 2:12) ●We overcome the world. (1John 5:4) ●We escape the world’s corruption. (2 Peter 1:4) ●We love not the world, nor its things. (1John2:15) ●We hate our lives in the world. (John 12:25) ●We are in the world but not of it. (John 17:14) ●We have no friendship with it. (James 4:4) ●We live as exiles in the world. (1 Peter 2:11) ●Greater is He in us than he in the world. (1 John 4:4) ●We use the world, but do not abuse it. (1 Corinthians 7:31) ●We are not conformed to the world. (Romans 12:2) ●We pray not for the world. (John 17:9) ●For God so loved the world that He sent His Son. Salvation must be received or hell awaits; as revealed. (John 3:16-19)
I received an email from a reader recently. She said that she was “so done with the world.”
We are seeing the great push back of the ways of God like never before. The world, to its own terrible detriment, is de-worming itself of the Worm (Towla) of all life and filling itself with dirty rotten maggots of death and defeat.
Psalm 73:6 “Pride serves as their necklace; violence covers them like a garment.”
God is not going to save and redeem this world. We are called to come out of it because it is soon going to be destroyed in judgement – just like Lot had to get out.
We are to judge ourselves now so that we will not be judged or condemned with the world.
I took the background picture in the Mnweni region of the Drakensberg Mountains from a chopper and the black egret and merged them. (Mnweni means, “place of needles.”)
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 463: April 2nd 2019
Golan, Gaza and more.
These are words of life!
The Golan Heights, Gaza, the status of Jerusalem, the West Bank, Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, Syria, Turkey and Russia are all on the stage at the moment. Some are still emerging from the sidelines, but it’s all coming to a head right now. Age-old prophecies are all lining up.
Those who don’t know Bible prophecy and those who scoff at, and mock it, are in the dark. They don’t see the significance in any of these things. It’s just like any old normal, blind day to them.
President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu have brought these to the fore, and amazingly, it’s all spelt out in Bible prophecy in detail, including the timing of soon-coming dramatic conflicts.
In this edition I want to reveal some amazing, little-known Bible prophecies about these things.
I’m not a military man, and you would know that The Prophetic Scroll (TPS) does not centre on the military as such. But for some odd reason, according to emails, many military top brass including generals are regular readers of TPS. I don’t know if they are all saved, but I do know that some are.
The issue is this. If you are a leader of a military force, you can go into your secret place and plan things your own way. Or you can study all the very public strategies of God, and His enemy, and then go into His secret place to get the finer details! Know this: That is the way it will go, like it or not.
How good it must be as a military strategist to know the end from the beginning and to know who wins and loses, and even to know where various battle grounds will be and why. (Isaiah 46:10)
We are now in the time when military preparedness is of utmost importance. So, military personnel and associates - read, study and know these things. You are going to need them very soon! It’s always a good idea to be on the winning side!
After Donald Trump signed a decree recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan, Israel has responded immediately in kind, by granting a Golan Heights oil drilling licence to an American company. For some time now tests in the area have indicated that there are large oil and gas deposits right there. This could be a part of the reason for WW111.
There is something odd about the ancient Persian King – Cyrus. God used him to restore Israel and to restore the temple in Jerusalem. We see Cyrus appearing in a number of verses – prophetically. His doings will be related to the original.
Some say modern day Cyrus is President Trump. I don’t know of anyone else who fits the bill. To me that’s not coincidence! And please don’t give me the garbage that God can’t use Trump because he is not a holy man. Go and look in the mirror – turkey! Yes God can even use turkeys.
By the way, Netanyahu just referred to Trump as a modern Cyrus a few days ago, after the signing of the Golan recognition.
Isaiah 44:28 “He says of Cyrus, he is My shepherd, and he shall perform all My pleasure, even saying to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be built’ and to the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.’”
Isaiah 45:1 “To Cyrus, who’s right hand I have held – to subdue nations before him and loose the armour of kings, to open before him the double doors...”
The destruction of Islam by Israel:
The Bible does not speak of Islam itself, but of the Arab nations, the Palestinians and the enemies of Israel, in the region. They are all Islamic, so, simply by extension when we see the prophesied destruction of these nations / peoples, it includes Islam.
Ezekiel 21:31-32 “I will pour out My indignation on you (God’s enemies); I will blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and deliver you into the hands of brutal men who are skilful to destroy. You shall be fuel for the fire; your blood shall be in the midst of the land (Israel). You shall not be remembered.”
Zechariah 9:13 “I have bent Judah, (Jews) My bow, fitted the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and made you like the sword of a mighty man.”
Greece, in this verse is prophetically speaking of Europe and perhaps certain Arab nations.
The cause of the destruction of Islam and many Arab nations is their own evil heart. They have voiced their major desire for ages – to destroy Israel.
Turkey has just called for the 57 Muslim nations to unite in destroying Israel. Only a few months ago, the leader of the Palestinian Authority said: “The war to destroy Israel has started.” Iran has said numerous times that it wants to “wipe Israel off the map.” They do not mean destroying Israel only. In the capital of Iran there is a large sign saying: “Israel must vanish from the entire world.”
It is true that right now we are seeing some Arab nations beginning to align themselves with Israel. That is a miracle in the making, but also part of prophecy, which I won’t deal with now. (Isaiah 19)
Add to Israel’s enemies, all anti-Semites of the world and all Christians of replacement theology. They are all in God’s firing line!
Who are the occupiers?
Obadiah 1:19-21 “The inhabitants of the south shall possess (Lit=occupy) the mountains of Esau, and the inhabitants of the Philistine lowland...The saviours shall come to Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.”
Joseph had a Gentile (Egyptian) wife who bore him two sons – Ephraim and Manasseh The name “Ephraim” means: “God has made me fertile.”
Ephraim is often seen as, and refers to the ten tribes of Israel, scattered abroad. By extension, Ephraim is also seen by many to be the Israel-loving church, because Ephraim has a spiritual side.
The failure of Ephraim to remove the Canaanites from the Promised Land as commanded by God, is the very reason for the present day Palestinian problem. It is also the tragic reason the church is filled with Babylon! (Exodus 23:24-25, Judges 1:29, Joshua 16:10.)
Ephraim’s brother Manasseh had the dubious reputation of rebuilding the pagan “high places” of satanic worship in the land of Israel. Again, this speaks of Babylonian, occult practices in the church, like Christmas and Easter.
Hosea 5:5-7 “The pride of Israel testifies to his face; therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity, Judah also stumbles with them...They have dealt treacherously with the Lord, for they have begotten pagan children. Now a new moon shall devour them and all their heritage.”
In the Bible we see the amazing power of God’s forgiveness. Ephraim becomes a major end time work of God, but not Manasseh!
If Ephraim relates to the end-time pro-Israel church, as it does, surprising things are coming. Manasseh may be identified with the anti-Israel end-time church, which by default is pro-Islam’s occupation of Israel.
Jeremiah 31:18 “I have heard Ephraim bemoaning himself after being chastised. Restore me and I will return...Surely after my turning, I repented...”
Ezekiel 37:16-17 “Son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For Judah and the children of Israel, his companions, then take another stick and write on it, ‘for Joseph the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions.’ Then join them one to another for yourself.” (The “companions” here are the pro-Israel church)
Zechariah 10:6-9 “I will strengthen the house of Judah, and will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; for I am the Lord their God and I will hear them. Those of Ephraim shall be as a mighty man; and their heart shall rejoice as with wine. Yes the children shall see it and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the Lord...they will remember Me in the far countries.”
Here now is the incredible thing: Israel is returning to the Lord. Israel will be attacked and suffer greatly. Israel will be used by God to bring salvation to the nations in the tribulation. Israel’s enemies will include a section of the pagan-filled Babylonian (worldly) church.
Who are you dear reader? Are you with us or against us? Make up your mind fast, because your eternal blessing or destruction depends on it. (Luke 11:23)
You will not be required to be God’s battle-axe as Israel will, unless you’re in the army. But you are in the army of our Lord and will and are required to stand with and behind God’s battle-axe – Israel. You will stand with or against God and Israel!
Be careful of ignorance in this day of these things. It will cause you to go the wrong way!
And you, churches of silence on these issues now, filled with the world’s goods. You make much shouting, noise about your prosperity, and you are silent on Israel. You are spineless sell-outs. Be happy now with your stupid Ferrari’s and jets. You have your reward. Go and hug your car.
Ezekiel 7:14 “They have blown the trumpet and made everyone ready, but no one goes to battle; for My wrath is on all their multitude.”
Jeremiah 51:19-20”...Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. The Lord of hosts (armies) is His name. You are My battle-axe and weapons of war; for with you I will break the nations in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms.”
- US President Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, giving it recognition as Israel’s capital. This was done on May 14th 2018, the day of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948.
- The US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty of the Golan was done on Purim, the festival commemorating the defeat of Israel’s enemies!
Way back in ancient history the Golan Heights were given by God to the tribes of Israel. (Joshua 21:27) Today, Syria claims ownership of the territory, backed by the UN and others.
The US has now recognised the Golan Heights as part of Israel, much to the disgust of most nations, including all of Europe. The Golan Heights are strategic for Israel, being on the Syria border. Both Lebanon and Iran have access to Israel through the region. It has an ancient history of enmity towards Israel.
Did you know the Golan situation is part of major end-time Bible prophecy?
►In Bible times the town of Bashan was the centre of the Golan Heights. (A ruin today) It was under the rule of the Amorite king Og, who was slain by Moses. Og was a giant, like Goliath, known as the “long-necked one”. His name means: “Baked in ashes.”
Ezekiel 39:17-18 “Speak to every sort of bird and beast of the field: ‘Assemble yourselves and come together from all sides for My sacrificial meal on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth...all the fatlings of Basham. (Golan)”
Isaiah 17 speaks of the war in which Damascus, Syria is totally destroyed. Now we see the Ezekiel 38 & 39 war of Gog & Magog, in which numerous nations led by Russia / Iran will result in fiery destruction, perhaps nuclear. Israel’s enemies end up “baked in ashes!”
Today there is much trouble over the Golan Heights. Hezbollah are in the area on the Syrian side, the Syrian army is right there with Russia behind her and Iran in the picture too.
Does the Bashan / Golan prophecy give us an idea when this will take place? It most certainly does!
Jeremiah 50:19-20 “I will bring back Israel to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan. (Golan) His soul shall be satisfied on Mount Ephraim and Gilead...At that time the iniquity of Israel shall be sought, but there shall be none...for I will pardon those whom I preserve.
So, in these verses above (and others) we see that Bashan / Golan Heights belongs to Israel at the time of her soon coming salvation.
Ezekiel 36:2-5 “Because the enemy has said of you (Israel), ‘Aha, the ancient heights (Golan) have become our possession.’ Therefore prophecy, and say, thus says the Lord, ‘because they made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, and you are taken up by the lips of the talkers and slandered by the people’ – therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God...Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom (modern Palestinians), who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with whole hearted joy and spiteful, scorning minds, in order to plunder its open country.’” Verse 12 “I will cause men to walk on you. My people Israel, shall take possession of you and you shall be their inheritance...”
Numbers 21:33-35 speaks of the king of Bashan coming down from the Golan Heights to attack the children of Israel, just as they were to enter the Promised Land. God told Moses not to fear them because He had prepared the way for Bashan’s utter defeat, with no one surviving. The children of Israel would then take control of Basham / Golan.
The verse above plays out historically, but has a prophetic double reference and application to these days now and Israel’s entry to the Promised Land of salvation.
This conflict may indicate that Syria will be part of the Ezekiel 38 & 39 war. Whichever way you look at it, all the players are on the field and ready to roll!
►The name of the modern leader of Syria is Bashar Hafez al-Assad. Assad means “Lion.” This family name was originally “Wahsh” meaning “savage.” So putting the two together we get a savage lion – an enemy of the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Jews)
Do you see the modern application? As the Jews prepare to enter their Promised Land of salvation, their enemies gather to attack from the Golan Heights. Syria and her allies will be destroyed.
This points powerfully to this war taking place before, or just as the Jews begin to be saved en masse, which is another indicator of a pre-tribulation rapture. It’s all on the doorstep!
At this time the ancient hatred of Esau for Jacob (Arab / Palestinian hatred for Israel) blasts onto centre stage. Gaza, Samaria (West Bank) and the so-called occupied territories are all ready to explode.
Ezekiel 35:5-6 “Because you have an ancient hatred and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, “therefore as I live” says the Lord God, “I will prepare you for blood , and blood shall pursue you.” (See also Ezekiel 25:15-16)
Amos 1:6, 7 “For three transgressions of Gaza and for four I will not turn away its punishment, because they took captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom. But I will send fire on the wall of Gaza.”
Zechariah 9:5 “Ashkelon shall see it and fear; Gaza also shall be very sorrowful...I will cut off the pride of the Philistines (Palestinians).”
Amos 1:13 “To the people of Ammon (Part of the Palestinians today), I will not turn away its punishment, because they ripped open the women with child in Gilead, that they might enlarge their territory.”
Zephaniah 2:8 “I have heard of the reproach of Moab (Palestinians today) and the reviling of the people of Ammon, with which they have reproached My people, and made arrogant threats against their borders.”
We were here first!
This is the age old chant of the Palestinians relating to Israel. It has become the chant of many stupid nations, and their blinded leaders, thanks to the mass-media and their Hitler-like actions:
Since when is “we were here first” a legitimate argument for ownership of land? What hogwash! What if he land was legitimately sold to another? What if God destroyed the previous owners for His purpose and gave it to another? What if they are all simply, historically wrong?
There were various pagan tribes in the land of Israel before the children of Israel got there. But God’s command was to destroy them and for the children of Israel to occupy the land. That nullifies “We were here first.”
Besides that, Esau, the father of the Arabs and Palestinians by extension, sold his birthright to Jacob (Israel) by way of a legitimate, legal transaction. You can’t sell something and then claim it back because you had it first! God Himself recognised the sale!
“We were here first” in spite of a legal transaction is simply the devils method to force Islam into the entire land and destroy the work of God, as revealed in the verses in this edition.
It’s a numbers game. There are more Islamic Muslims all around Israel than Jews. If the land of Israel, by so-called right of return, and the inclusion of the so-called occupied territories was opened to all, Islam would be in the majority. Do you think God is going to allow that and allow Islam to crush His plans? Some idiot wolves in pulpits believe that!
This is all one of the reasons for the greatest conflicts the world has ever seen – about to break and begin in our day!
This is not an issue of modern style democracy, or what you think, or I think, or any nation thinks. It’s all a God issue and it will work out His way, like it or not. Personally, I like it!
Again, as said many times, I and The Prophetic Scroll stand with and for the Lord and His plan for Israel and against God’s enemies in and out of the church.
I took the background picture in the Drakensberg Mountains and the elephant in the Etosha Game Reserve and mixed them together.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 462: March 26th 2019
The deal of the ages:
These are words of life!
You are of enormous eternal value – potentially!
As the world races off faster and faster to its doom, stress, anxiety and all their offshoots are also racing ahead. The world is trying very hard to rescue the world! That’s like trying to lift yourself up by your shoelaces! You just can’t do it.
The “Deal of the Century” will be the world’s attempt to bring peace to the Middle East, the world’s way, but in the heart of the deal is Satan enshrined, enthroned, but camouflaged.
But the deal of the ages is another story!
Many Christians ignore Bible prophecy to their detriment. Many have been led that way by wolves in pulpits, and many have themselves to blame, being weakened by their neglect.
Most people live for themselves and their home – this world, and have no idea about eternity.
Many worldly Christians are not interested in the things of God. In fact if our Lord was here now in the flesh, they would reject Him for obstructing their fun in the sun. They would choose the criminal, Barabbas again!
Many are pursuing, the ways of Barabbas and his fruits! You can cast down the word of God in the street, or see it as your necessary food, to eat now! (Job 23:12, Jeremiah 15:16)
The deal of the ages begins by design, plan and promise in eternity past and moves through to the cross of Calvary, where the deal was signed in the blood of the Lamb, and on through to eternity, where believers will rule and reign in the universe with our Lord.
God’s deal of the ages:
It all began before the foundation of the world – when our Lord was crucified! (1 Peter 1:20) The deal of the ages is only for the saved.
In the eternal scheme of things, our Lord’s crucifixion runs through all ages. That’s not easy to understand, but it’s the way it is!
John 6:54 “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood (the cross) has eternal life.”
►Eternal: Strong’s 166 – “Aionios,” Meanings: Ages, everlasting, without end, never ceasing.
Titus 1:2 “God, who cannot lie, before time began, promised us our hope in eternal life.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has put eternity in their hearts.”
John 10:27-28 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.”
John 12:25 “He who loves his life (soul) will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “Our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things not see are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 5:1 “We know that if our earthly house, this tent (body) is destroyed, we have a building from God, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
God’s deal of the ages is all about eternity!
No peace for the world:
The world cries “peace, peace,” as it works for world peace. There is a peace that the world gives. It is of the god of the world. It’s a lie and a fraud.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave you; My peace I give to you, not as the world gives...”
Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace, says the Lord, for the wicked.”
John 16:33 “In Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation.”
The unsaved are infused with the fallen, sin-impregnated, unredeemed blood of Adam. The born-again Christian also has the blood of Adam in him, but in his blood is the invisible, sin-free, spiritual, supernatural blood of Messiah!
When you study all the verses relating to destruction of the world-system and compare them to the glory that lies ahead for believers, you can see how far apart these worlds are.
The promise of God to those who are saved is the metamorphosis from this life to glory!
That which God has attached to Himself by word, promise or covenant is of great value. God has placed His own name in Jerusalem, making it of great value, for His purposes. He has attached Himself to Israel, the remnant Jews and to Christians by covenant promise. We are of great value.
We see this in the parable of hidden treasure, where a man finds great treasure hidden in a field and goes and sells everything he has to buy the field, with the treasure therein. A man finds a pearl of great price and sells all that he has to buy it. (Matthew 14:44-46)
This is all about your priorities and what you attach value to.
Paul says that he considers the things of this world as dung compared to the excellence of the knowledge of God. That’s exactly what far too many Christians have attached value to – cow dung!
The Bible says that qualifying believers will receive eternal rewards described as great valuable treasure, gold and silver. The rewards are described as the brightness of the stars. They are also described as valuable, eternal crowns. They are described as the victory prize.
These rewards are not for all Christians. They are exclusively for those who meet the requirements. This is obviously not a salvation issue, but an issue of rewards for those who are already saved.
The five crowns:
●The incorruptible crown. (1 Corinthians 9:25). ●The crown of righteousness. (2 Timothy 4:7-8) ●The crown of life, also called the martyrs crown. (James 1:12 Revelation 2:10) ●The crown of joy. (Philippians 4:1 1 Thessalonians 2:9) ●The crown of glory. (1 Peter 5:4)
There are different degrees of punishment in hell as revealed in numerous verses.
Israel and the Millennium:
Israel is the main theme and subject of the Millennium. The Jews saved in the tribulation period go through into the Millennium, with Gentiles who are also saved then. But the Millennium is the crowning glory for Israel.
At the end of the Millennium all believers of all ages go through into the eternity of eternities.
Psalm 50:2-6 “Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent. A fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous all around Him. He shall call to the heavens above, and to the earth that He may judge His people. Gather together My saints to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. Let the heavens declare His righteousness. For God Himself is Judge.”
Isaiah 66:12 “Thus says the Lord: Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles, like a flowing stream...So I will comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
Ezekiel 37:26 “I will make a covenant of peace with them (Israel), and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore...The nations also shall know that I the Lord, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”
Ezekiel 36:35 “They will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden.”
Job 5:22-23 “You shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth, for you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field; the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.”
Isaiah 65:24-25 “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together; the lion shall eat straw like an ox...”
In the Millennium: ●The Holy Spirit is poured out on all flesh. (Joel 2:28, Isaiah 32:15, Ezekiel 39:29) ●The knowledge of the glory of the Lord covers the whole earth. (Habakkuk 2:14) ●There is no more war. (Isaiah 2:4) ●The whole earth is in singing and praise. (Isaiah 14:7) ●The nature of animals is changed (Isaiah 11:6-9) ●There is perfect environment. (Isaiah 30:26, 35:6-7) ●The deserts will bloom. (Isaiah 35:1)Longevity will be the norm. (Isaiah 65:22)
In the Millennium Satan all demons, fallen angels and evil spirits are cast away. (Matthew 13:41)
Details of the deal:
Note in the verse below that the deal of the ages includes many things most people have no idea about at all. Please note the wonder and magnificence of what is to come.
Philippians 3:21 “He will transform our lowly body that it may be confirmed to His glorious body.”
Note in the verse above that our resurrection bodies will be as supernatural as our Lord’s was after His resurrection. Note in the verse below that the “host” implies various forms of intelligent beings out there in the universe.
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.”
“Host”: Strong’s, H6633 “army” “service”, “intelligent beings.”
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.”
Authority, ruling and reigning in eternity:
Note in the verses below that only those who meet the conditions qualify. They all relate to our future. As you read them allow them to expand your faith.
2 Timothy2:12 “If we endure, we shall reign with Him.”
Daniel 7:18 “The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.”
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.”
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.”
“Throne”: Strong’s H3678 “Kicce”. Meanings: Seat of honour, authority, tribunal, royalty, power.
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end.”
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.”
There is much glory in these verses above, that we don’t have understanding of, this side of resurrection. But one thing is clear: Believers who meet the requirements will have authority over all sorts of things in the entire universe.
The principle of authority in eternity is much the same as it is now. Only when we wilfully submit into God’s authority can we have authority. Those who seek and claim authority now have none.
You need to have spiritual eyes to see God’s authority. When you do you will see it in everything from the instinct of a puppy to a king on a throne.
Rebellion to authority is rooted in the fall of both Lucifer and Adam. Their sin was merely a fruit of their deeper rebellion to God’s authority. Rebellion is contagious! When you reject God’s authority you are on a slippery slope, driven by the devil and his demons.
How did Adam and Eve break God’s first covenant (The Edenic covenant)? They were promised many blessings in the garden, but forbidden from eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which would have made them wise.
There was nothing wrong with the tree! The lesson was that wisdom outside of God is fallen, unredeemed and develops into sin.
We see the great, majestic final triumph of the ages wrapped up the spectacular last chapter of the Bible. Here the forbidden Tree of Life becomes the essential tree of our eternal wisdom. It is seen together with the Book of Life – eternal life for the believer.
Revelation 22:1-3 “He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits each tree yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse...”
Revelation 2:7 “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give to eat from the tree of life which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”
The universal church – the kingdom of God is headquartered in heaven. It operates as a theocracy under the King of kings. True believers in local churches are automatically members of the universal church. There are no divisions of any sort.
The end of the Christians life is ascension to the throne of God and ruling and reigning in authority on the earth,and in the universe.
“We are joint heirs of all things”. (Romans 8:17)
“We are partakers of His divine nature”. (2 Peter 1:4)
Ephesians 2:6 “We have been raised up together and made to sit together in the heavenly places in Messiah.”
Matthew 19:28 “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
1 Corinthians 6:2 “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?”
God’s glorious, majestic deal of the ages is on offer. Some of God’s covenant promises are unconditional. Rewards are not. God will keep His side of the deal, but your participation is conditional on your own doings and response.
God’s glorious deal of the ages involves your eternal “brightness,” and how bedecked in gold, silver and jewels (symbolism) you will be forever.
Your body soul and spirit will all be perfect. Your new home in heaven will be perfect and magnificent beyond imagination. Your new home in your new world – heaven will not be made with hands but with glory. (2 Corinthians 5:1)
Your character and personality will be pure and holy and forever sin-free. In fact all your sin will be forever forgotten. You will have no sickness, stress, anxiety, depression and the like. You will live in eternal, tangible peace, in perfect environment.
You will be commissioned with authority to co-reign and rule with Messiah and perform tasks in the entire universe in which you will be able to travel at the speed of thought. The next time you look up at the stars, just remember that all of that is part of God’s kingdom and were created for us all.
Your body will be set as ageless at perhaps around the equivalent of our 30 yrs old. (This is where DNA stops growing) Your body will be able to transition between a natural state and a supernatural state in an instant.
There is much more coming that is beyond our imagination! When you consider all these magnificent things, and then you look to the world trying to construct a world of peace, but full of sin – then you know why the world hates us!
1 Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Our Lord of glory:
Our Messiah is the essence, origin and very definition of life, light and wisdom. He is distant yet so very close. He is transcendent, and everywhere and yet removed. He sees all, knows all, judges, loves and shows mercy. He destroys and builds up. He is pure holy power.
He looks at you and into you. He knows you better than you know you. He knows all about you. He knows your every thought. He chooses to love you, forgive, you, show you mercy, raise you up, enthrone you, and give you great wonderful life forever.
We must rule and reign in our lives now too, but it’s all far removed from what is to come.
Be circumspect, examine yourselves as you go, flee all sin, pursue holiness, seek the Lord always, draw near to Him, and you will be on the right path.
The Bible surprisingly says, “Be diligent to enter His rest.” (Hebrews 4:11)
Who is building you? Who do you really hear from? Who do you see and follow?
Psalm 97:10-11 “You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.”
This evil world will soon be destroyed, as in the days of Noah. The ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat. The word means: “The curse reversed.” As believers we are now dead to the world and in peace.
What lies ahead for the world is world war, whining, wailing, whimpering and conflict, terror and disaster. What lies ahead for the believer is peace that surpasses understanding, victory, triumph, exaltation, grandeur, jubilation and much more!
Spiritual beauty attracts and inspires and causes desire and emulation.
I took the background picture at sunset, flying above the clouds in the Drakensberg Mountains in a chopper, and the sunrise picture in the Namib Desert and mixed them for effect.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!