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19th February 2021
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Let My son go!
God told Moses to tell Pharaoh to “Let My people,” referring to the children of Israel in Egypt. Pharaoh repeatedly refused. Finally, at the persuasion of ten plagues, he conceded and let them go, but then changed his mind and pursued the children of Israel who had already been supernaturally protected through the plagues. Now they were miraculously delivered as they went through the Red Sea, which closed in on the Egyptians and killed them. That’s the story everyone knows. But what about the full story?
Exodus 4:22-23 “You shall say to Pharoah, ‘thus says the Lord: Israel is My son, My firstborn. I say to you, ‘Let My son go, that he may serve Me. If you refuse, I will kill your firstborn.’’”
Pharaoh was in fact not holding Israel captive, but God’s son! He was preventing the full manifestation of Messiah in and through the Jews.
“Let My people go” = “Let My son go”.
Here we have an amazing prophecy, written many years before Messiah’s birth.
Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child I loved him and out of Egypt I called My son.”
This verse refers to the original Exodus, but also to the infant Yeshua being “called” out of Egypt with Mary and Joseph after fleeing from Herod. Both Pharaoh and Herod were types of antichrist.
Understand that God equates the children of Israel – the Jews, with His Son – singular. This means that there is a vital identification of Israel with Messiah. It’s all wonderfully prophetic!
But there is also a hidden terror in this alliance. Those who come against Israel and those who obstruct Israel from her journey to the Promised Land, are coming against God and setting themselves up for the greatest ever judgments of all time – the tribulation - a sea of blood!
They are setting themselves up as enemies of God’s Son!
There is a most powerful modern application of “let my people go. / Let My son go.”
Here it is: ●Pharaoh = antichrist. ●Egypt = the world. ● Israel = Israel and the Jewish Messiah.
Not all Jews now are holy and Messiah-like by any stretch of the imagination. But there is a prophetic “down payment” for the salvation of a great many Jews in the end times. Many will come as returning prodigal sons. Besides, God says they are My son!
But have you wondered why God aligns and identifies His own Son with Israel? It is because His own Son, our Messiah was a perfect Jew! He kept the holy Torah. In so doing He identifies what sin is and holiness is.
Messiah was perfect and a similar holiness is coming to the Jews (not that anyone will be totally perfect this end of resurrection.)
Isaiah 4:2-4 “Those of Israel who have escaped and those who remain in Zion and Jerusalem, will be called holy, when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the blood of Jerusalem, by the spirit of judgement and by the spirit of burning.”
Isaiah 60:21 “Your people (Israel) shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.”
Israel is the son of God. The Catholic church is the counterfeit son, the son of Babylon, with its multitudes of institutional sins, none, of which will be practised or sanctioned by the true Son of holiness, God’s Son.
The son of Babylon is also referred to as the daughter of Babylon and the great whore of Babylon. (Isaiah 47:1, Psalm 137:8, Revelation 17:1)
We as Christians are grafted into the tree of Israel, rooted in Messiah. We are part of the “commonwealth of Israel” – not the commonwealth of Rome!
Ministries with no heart for Israel do have a heart for a foreign god.
Image below: various Renaissance artists’ renditions of some of the apostles.
In these days you need to have your heart open to the full, undefiled, ancient truth, without any pagan or otherwise influences. You need to be clean and holy in doctrine as well as action and even thought.
Jeremiah 6:16 “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it. Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, we will not walk in it.”
It is only the undefiled truth that will stand and produce the best fruits.
The disciples of old had to often contend for the truth, on many occasions giving their lives for their unflinching stand. Those who were double minded and mixed with the errors of Babylon and the occult, were the ones who fell away. The same is the story today! (John 6:66)
Many are “saved” by a cross-less god - a fun-filled, jolly father Xmas god, forever giving and demanding nothing, who in fact is “another Christ”, a foreign god a liar and deceiver.
Today Satan and his disciples want to remove Messiah in you. They want to remove and destroy the word of God in you and then they will spit you out like used bubble gum.
They want to strip Messiah out of Israel, but they can’t because God calls Israel My son! With Messiah removed from Israel, it would become a son of Babylon in a flash.
The wisdom of Babylon is the wisdom of the world, which is the wisdom of Satan and the wisdom of ultimate failure.
No one is truly wise without the knowledge of God. This knowledge of God is the input, understanding is the arrangement, and wisdom is the output, and it must all be orchestrated by the Spirit of God.
The outcome of the blessing of the Lord is revealed by Moses just before he died. Deuteronomy 28:10 “Then all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you.”
Let My people go – to Messiah. Let the Jewish Messiah go - to My people, Jew and Gentile, in these end times!
Edition 562 February 23rd 2021.
Rapture (Part 4):
Why the rapture?
The greatest hour is coming soon for the true church and for Israel. Rise and fly above the storms.
Jerusalem - get ready for your great blood-soaked wars! New Jerusalem - get ready for the great, dramatic arrival of blood-washed, miraculously transformed, new residents.
It will be an abundance of man’s worst weapons of war, or an abundant entrance bedecked with jewels and crowns into the eternal kingdom! (2 Peter 1:11)
The rapture is the promised “great escape” the “great comfort,” and the “great victory.” The rapture will bring glorious light and sight, and doom and darkness to the fallen world.
The rapture brings with it tears of joy, great love, eternal peace, great reward, and the final incorruptible, completion of God’s plans and call for all true believers.
You can listen to your friends and peers pierced with the poisoned sword of Satan, or your friends and peers pierced with the nails of the cross of Calvary.
The world’s new tower of Babel is rocking ominously from side to side and big cracks are appearing. Its residents, Barabbas and friends, popes, paupers and some pulpit preachers and their parrot-led and fed fools cry out to Yeshua: “Come down off that off that cross, you don’t need it!”
It all depends which side of cross you are on.
The rapture brings home one enormous spectacular truth and that is – God is a judge. His word is true and real!
If you do not know at least the basics of these things, you are in danger. Error always breeds in the fertile fields of ignorance.
The rapture will not be an isolated event. It will be the most dramatic event the world has seen. It will immediately bring on a dispensation change, the seven year tribulation, the great judgements of God now on hold. It will release Israel from captivity to the world. It will instantly cause great repentance among many and great hatred, amongst many.
A beautiful pre-trib rapture proof:
Revelation 5:9-11 “They sang a new song saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth’. Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands.”
Here we have masses of people “redeemed out of every tribe, tongue and nation”. These are not angels as some critics maintain. Angels are not redeemed out of all the nations! Yes there is an angelic company here also, and there is a company of “heavenly creatures.” We also have the 24 elders here in this company as well.
Its only humans that are “redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.” So, this proves conclusively that these are human believers. This massive congregation in heaven includes living creatures, angels, elders and redeemed believers. Here is the crunch:
This takes place before the opening of the seals and immediately after the messages to the seven churches. These redeemed in heaven are singing to the Lamb and saying that He is worthy to open the seals. The opening of the seals starts the tribulation!
So what are these elders and multitudes doing in heaven just as the tribulation starts?
The only way they could be there is by rapture! This is so clear, yet many can’t see it!
Revelation chapters 1-3 contain 16 references to the church. All of these are in association with the seven messages to the churches. Then suddenly in Revelation 4:1 John hears a voice like a trumpet rapturing him into heaven where he receives the Revelation.
The rest of the book does not contain one reference to the Church, except for some views of the Church in heaven, at the marriage feast and others events in heaven. The only believers seen on earth during the seven years are people that become known as ‘tribulation saints’ or those who are saved during this time.
Jews are seen fulfilling the work of evangelism on earth. There is no Church on earth during this time.
Two very significant statements in the Revelation are worth taking note of. In Revelation 2:22 the Church of Thyatira is promised by God that it will be cast into the great tribulation. The description of this church makes it pretty clear that it is referring to the orthodox churches like the Catholics. But the language implies that if these go into the tribulation others won’t.
In Revelation 3:10 the Church of Philadelphia is promised by God that it will be kept from the tribulation. Again the language implies that if these don’t go into the tribulation, others do. True believers will not go through the tribulation.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-6 “You know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say ‘peace and safety’ then sudden destruction comes upon them as labour pains and they shall not escape. But you brethren are not in darkness, so that this day should overtake you as a thief. You are sons of the light and day. We are not of the darkness. Therefore let us not sleep as others do, but let us watch and be sober.”
►The Greek word “others” is Strong’s G3062 ‘Loipos’. Meanings: “The remaining ones.” “The rest of those who remain.”
What an amazing thing this is!
Let’s read the verse again and insert these meanings:
“When they say ‘peace and safety then sudden destruction comes upon them and they shall not escape...therefore let us not sleep as those who are left behind do.”
This word and its usage does not fit in with a post-tribulation rapture position but fits perfectly with a pre-tribulation rapture.
Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My commandment to persevere, I will also keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”
► The Greek word “from” is Strong’s G1537, Ek= “clean out away from”.
Some say the verse means that we will be kept from the evil one and be protected through the tribulation, but not removed from it. Firstly that contradicts many verses showing that those who become believers in the tribulation will not be protected. In fact they will be slaughtered en mass.
Secondly, the logic in the meaning of the word implies removal from the tribulation.
►The Greek word “hour” is Strong’s G5610, Hora = “A season defined by natural law, or season of the year.”
It is obvious that the word “hour” is not a literal sixty minute time-frame in this verse, but as we look at the meaning we see that it can include a larger time frame, but still be well defined. We often use the phrase “in this day and hour”. The meaning is obvious.
Bible scholars agree that the “hour” here is a reference to the seven-year tribulation period.
So, it is the tribulation from which we will be kept clean away from!
Post trib anti-Semites:
A common argument presented for the post-tribulation position is this: The early church fathers taught a post- tribulation rapture position.
They claim that Ireneus (130-202 AD), Hippolytes (sounds like a disease you don’t want) and others back then taught the post-tribulation position. That may be so, although others did teach a pre-tribulation position, but the big thing is that these two and the other post-tribbers were vicious anti-Semites. They had a powerful Jew-hating agenda. They and all the other so-called church fathers, up to and including the reformers, were Jew haters, except for one or two.
There is only one question you need to ask yourself. Would trust anything at all coming from these depraved, attackers of truth?
I won’t waste time tearing their beliefs apart, which is a worthwhile endeavour; I’ll simply leave it at that. Many times just look at the person and his fruits and you will know if he is in truth or error.
Rewards are given after the rapture – What are the rewards?
At the bema seat (Judgement or reward seat of Messiah) reward takes place in heaven immediately after the rapture. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14) 2 Timothy 4:8 sees rewards being associated with the rapture.
At the second coming, the saints are seen returning with our Lord already rewarded. (Revelation 19:8, 14.)
In Revelation 4:4, again after John’s rapture and before the outpouring of the tribulation events, we see 24 Elders sitting on thrones in heaven dressed in white and wearing golden crowns of reward.
Revelation 1:20 tells us that “the seven lamp-stands are the seven churches.” So the lamp-stands represent the entire church. Now, we come to Revelation 4:5 and John, after his rapture, sees seven lamp stands on fire before the throne of God in heaven. The conclusion is obvious. This is before the seals of tribulation judgement are opened.
In Messiah there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile. We are one in Him. So, if the tribulation is for the church, why does the Bible frequently refer to the Jews as a distinct, separate people in the tribulation?
Why would a physical rebuilt temple be importantly required during the tribulation, if we are all one in Messiah at that time? Since when does the church, need a physical temple in Jerusalem?
►The grand return from the wedding:
Luke 12:36 (Amp) “Be yourselves like men who are waiting for their master to return from the marriage feast, so that when he shall return from the wedding and comes and knocks, that you may open to him immediately.”
This verse speaks of our Lord returning from a wedding feast to receive others in salvation. These would be the tribulation saints, which includes most of the Jews. But what wedding is He returning from? What marriage feast has He just been to? He is not going to a wedding, but returning from it! Obviously this wedding occurs in heaven, during the tribulation period.
If the wedding occurred before this return then the rapture had to have taken place before this return as well.
This parable deals with our Messiah returning to earth after the tribulation, which is when tribulation saints will be awaiting Him, but He is returning from a wedding!
Post tribbers use the argument that the wedding occurs at the Second Coming. We go up, are married, do a U-turn and come right back down. But hang on a minute. Who is it then that are “waiting for the Lord’s return from the wedding”? If there is a post- tribulation rapture, all believers will be gone. Who is waiting? Come now, post -tribber please answer me?
“Return from the wedding” is an incredible statement. In four simple words it shatters the post-trib view!
The relationship between the rapture and Israel:
I have just shared this in your Sabbath Report, but for the reason of taking it further here.
Exodus 4:22-23 “You shall say to Pharoah, ‘thus says the Lord: Israel is My son, My firstborn. I say to you, ‘Let My son go, that he may serve Me. If you refuse, I will kill your firstborn.’’”
Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child I loved him and out of Egypt I called My son.”
Hosea 11:10 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”
Our Jewish Messiah came out of Israel, but Israel itself is also seen by God as His son! Israel is not Messiah and Messiah is not Israel, but out of one came the other. In a sense God now has two sons. One is His Son and the other is his son!
There is a terrible danger in removing God’s plan for Israel from your doctrine. Because Israel is God’s son, by removing him, you are killing God’s son. Those who do so are murderers just like abortionists. How clever do you think it is to kill God’s son?
Yet all the world’s clever fools do just that!
If you are really of God, you will love what God loves, and God loves His son – Israel. If not, you are of the spirit of antichrist, in this area anyway. In fact you are no different to the popes of the inquisitions and Hitler himself.
The ultimate goal of Satan working through the coming new world order is control, to produce worship of himself and in so doing to remove worship of the true God, and kill God in you.
I would so love to have been there when Joseph revealed his identify to his brothers. What incredible drama! Image old man Jacob discovering that Joseph was very much alive! Again, what great drama!
My friends, the rapture itself will be the very great, spectacular dramatic, incident that causes God’s son to see and recognise God’s Son.
Rapture – Who cares?
Many snigger at the thought of the rapture. And some of them have a good but perfectly insane reason to snigger. They think and say, “O, it won’t be long till we’re back to normal. Then we can carry on sex wih the neighbour’s wife, murdering bucket loads of the unborn, inventing new fun-filled sex games like swinging from the rafters, (SFRs) to add to the list. Then we can give lots of money to Iran to make a nuclear bomb to blow up Israel.
Then we can carry on hating and attacking Jews and defacing Jewish cemeteries and grave stones, because they can’t fight back, because they’re dead!
But world of Jew-haters, anti-Semites and Christian replacement theologians, let me remind you of a field of dead dry bones! (Ezekiel 37:4) When those dry bones have completed their sudden metamorphosis they will whip your backside as they turn into God’s “battle-axe.” (Jeremiah 51:21).
You see, the world thinks they can build a world of peace. All they need to do is remove the Prince of Peace and then they can have their scummy, sick, insane world. So who needs a rapture? That’s what you call the world’s biggest Oops!
You know that terrible feeling when you just wish you could turn the clock back and undo something you did or did not do? Tragically most people will get that feeling the moment they step into eternity, but it will be a lot worse that a feeling or just some shed tears!
You see, it is the working of the cross that kills us, producing death to self, the world, all forms of pride, death to deception, victory over the spirit of error, new spiritual eyes that see amazing wonderful things. The cross gives us new eyes that see the things of the world as dung.
Did you know that our eternal future will be of perfection, holiness and glorious righteousness?
Have you seen trees clap their hands? I have. Have you seen and heard stars that sing? I have? Have you seen your future? I have. Are you mad in the head? I am. You see the world must think you are bonkers. If not, maybe you are too close to them!
The Lord is seeking out those who can hear Him, hear His trumpets, hear His angels singing in glory already and can see with spiritual eyes things too wonderful to comprehend.
You can live the life or the lie! You can be led by the Holy Spirit of phoney spirit.
I took this picture of this ancient camel-thorn tree in the Namib Desert (Sosousvlei).There are many here, etched by time and the elements. Some are 2000 yrs old.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 561 February 16th 2021.
Rapture (Part 3):
Why the rapture? It is to bring judgement and wrath on the world, create the great escape for believers and to release Israel to her salvation.
In this edition I want to discuss some of the surrounding issues in relation to the rapture and the coming tribulation period, from which we will escape.
There is much about the rapture and in fact eschatology in general that is quite complicated. But there is a simple, easy to understand thread running through it all as well. I will try to keep is simple.
This biblically based truth will soon become a rare commodity, for two reasons. It will become polluted by many within the church itself and opposition to it from the world will become very strong.
If you value the truth, protect it as best you can. That includes storing it, learning it, knowing it and praying over it.
In these days you must swim in God’s Spirit enlightened truth, to prevent yourself from drowning. Find it, nurture it and put it to bed in your heart. That also means actively rejecting what is not truth.
The rapture will be the ultimate proof of salvation, as well as the spark creating a fury of resentment and great regret for those left behind.
People in the Millennium:
People, who get saved in the tribulation period, go through into the Millennium in natural bodies but with longevity restored, but people still die. They still marry and have children. (Isaiah 65:20-23) All the effects of the lifted curse will be evident, but they will not be in glorified, supernatural resurrection bodies. That is exclusively for the born-again church. (Matthew 22:30)
The resurrected glorified body will not marry nor have children. This dramatic change takes place at the rapture.
The Millennium will not be filled with mortal people and immortal. That means the immortal are those who will have been raptured at the start of the tribulation.
The people in the Millennium cannot possibly be the born-again church. That would mean that we would have to revert to a non-glorified state and “give back” out resurrection bodies.
This absolutely distinguishes the rapture from the Second Coming. They cannot be the same event as proclaimed by the post-tribbers.
This means one very important thing: If there were to be a post-tribulation rapture, that would mean the church, saved Israel and Gentile trib saints would all go into the Millennium in natural bodies.
I hope you see the great problem with this post-trib doctrine.
In coming editions I will share many more amazing, little-known facts and proofs of a pre-tribulation rapture. Here is another:
Joseph, a type of Messiah, took a Gentile bride before the seven years of famine. That speaks of a pre-tribulation rapture. But after he died his bones were “carried up” out of Egypt. The original word is “to rise up or spring up”.
This is metaphoric of the dead in Messiah being raised up with the living born-again church at the rapture. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
The restrainer dilemma:
2 Thessalonians 2:7 “The mystery of lawlessness is already at work, only He who now restrains, will do so until He has been taken out of the way.”
Note, most importantly, that the “He” is capitalised as it should be. It is speaking of the Holy Spirit.
In the tribulation period, the “restrainer” has already been removed. The restrainer can only be the Holy Spirit, or much more likely Holy Spirit - indwelt church. So, here is the dilemma for the Post-tribbers:
The world reverts to Old Testament character in the seven-year tribulation. There will be a limited operation of the Holy Spirit, but no one will be born-again in regeneration as in the church age. Tribulation saints are saved by grace, which is imputed to them.
If at the new-birth, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in our hearts, and now we are to go through the tribulation, that would leave us un-born again, without the indwelling Spirit.
The post ribbers are faced with this insurmountable dilemma.
The grand conclusion has to be that the post-tribulation doctrine is based on ignorance or miss-application of large parts of the Bible.
The pre-trib – post trib dilemma:
A reputable minister did a teaching on the rapture a few weeks ago. I know he is reputable because he is an ex-hippie. He had put together this elaborate well-constructed message on why there will be a post-tribulation rapture.
For me, it was enlightening to see immediately right through his thesis to all the well-worn same old arguments – all wrong.
All post tribbers build their doctrine on four main assumptions. ●There are no dispensations. ●Pre-trib doctrine is new and was not the position of the early church. ●The pre-trib rapture is nothing but escapism. ●The Bible does not say that there will be a pre-trib rapture.•The Bible clearly teaches that God has divided his dealing with man into dispensation, each with different aspects to them. Here are the main verses: Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 3:2, Hebrews 1:1, and Colossians 1:25. (Please read them)
The biggest problem created by the post-trib view is that it blends together the church and Israel, and casts aside their different, distinct roles, identities and destinations.
•There is more than enough evidence to prove that the pre-tribulation rapture was an early church doctrine. (Look it up)
•The Bible speaks of the great escape: Luke 21:36 and others.
•The Bible doesn’t have to spell out “pre-tribulation rapture”. It’s there, but you need to search it out and use some pure logic.
There are far too many things that don’t add up and make sense with the post-trib view. All of these disappear in the pre-trib view.
There are a number of verses implying a post-tribulation rapture, but they refer to Jews and Gentiles who will be saved during the tribulation and go through to the Millennium in natural bodies with longevity restored. They are not the born-again church.
It is good practice to learn to wait (I can’t believe I just wrote that!)
Habakkuk 3:17-18 “Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labour of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no heard in the stalls – yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
Judgement on Palestinians for abortion and dividing the land:
You may be wondering what these two things have to do with each other. Read on!
The tribulation period is going to be full of judgement, wrath and much destruction. Here is a most shocking, but not surprising verse defining part of the judgement on the Palestinians:
Amos 1:13 “I will not turn away the punishment of Ammon...Because they ripped open the women with child (abortion) in Gilead and tried to enlarge their territory.” (Ammon & Gilead are part of Jordan, the home and origin of most modern Palestinians.)
Here we see that these people are brought into judgement for ripping open women with child. Most commentators agree that this is abortion. It is common knowledge that the Palestinian and many other Arab groups practice abortion prolifically.
Who is the nation in this area that wants to “expand their territory” Again it’s the Palestinians. Most of the world sides with them, but not God!
Most of the world wants to give the Palestinians rights to a land that was never nor ever shall be theirs. Most of the world elevates the Palestinian cause to that of the new world order, which is equality between everyone to create a world of peace.
But here is God’s view of the end of the Palestinians:
Amos 1:5-8 “ I will break the gates of Damascus and the people of Syria shall go captive to Kir...I will send fire on the wall of Gaza...The remnant of the Philistines will perish.” (Philistines are also from whom the Palestinians originate.)
So, in these verses above we see the link-up between the coming war of Damascus, the destruction of Gaza and the Palestinians. This will be led by Israel, God’s battle-axe! So it’s all very much an end-time scenario – a now scenario!
Do you see how even something as obscure as abortion is linked to the end-time wars and conflict with the Palestinians?
Do you see that this is all linked to the same position as the liberal lefties of today?
Let me spell it out again: The big issues of the new world order / liberal left are: Abortion, homosexuality and its offshoots, and the Palestinian cause above God’s cause. These issues are top of God’s agenda in contraposition to that of the world.
These are the unholy, unrighteous, wicked alliances of the spirits of evil and of the new world order being constructed now, from which we will be raptured.
Satan wants control and ownership of what is God’s. He must first dirty it all and make it unholy. Then he comes along with manipulation, intimidation and domination to produce control and ownership. He is the great thief and liar.
Here is God’s view on ownership:
Exodus 19:5 “Mine is the earth.”
Ezekiel 18:4 “Behold all souls are Mine...”
Psalm 82:8 “Arise O God and judge the earth: for You shall inherit all nations.”
Leviticus 20:26 “You shall be holy to Me for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.”
Isaiah 43:1 “Thus says the Lord who formed you O Israel...I have called you by your name. You are Mine.”
Zechariah 2:12 “...The Lord will again choose Jerusalem.”
Romans 14:8 “Whether we live or die we are the Lord’s.”
1 Corinthians 3:23 “You are Christ’s and Christ is God’s.”
Globalism is the theft of the earth and its people from the Lord by the antichrist. The globalist agenda is identity theft on a grand scale.
The agenda of the liberal left has been fully hijacked and taken over by spirits of all things anti-God. It’s all going to end in very great tribulation!
Hosea 4:14 “...People who do not understand will be trampled.”
Be careful of a “root of bitterness” – it poisons many. (Hebrews 12:14-15) This is the story of the US Demoncratic Party of late. Biden and company are more interested in undoing what Trump did than anything else, because of their bitter resentment. It reminds me of that old song by Julie Undos, “The hills are alive with the sound of morons.”
Biden’s work led by the spirit of antichrist, will be to bring Israel fully into the new world order. And make Israel equal with the Palestinians in terms of property rights.
God will never allow that to happen, because His plan is the opposite. So, either God or Biden has to bend. Neither will so catastrophe after catastrophe will do the job.
You see, Biden is following perfectly the agenda of the devil. Its fruits are soon to manifest! In many ways, he and his party are spearheading the way to tribulation and the rapture.
Nahum 1:7-8 “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him. With an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place (His enemies). And darkness will pursue His enemies.”
I absolutely love the imagery the Bible creates. Imagine someone running down the road as fast as he can and darkness is pursuing him. Hullo darkness my old friend - the winner of the race, (if you are a rebel against the Lord.)
Nahum 1:11-15 “From you (God’s enemies) comes forth one who plots evil against the Lord, a wicked counsellor. Though they are safe in their multitudes, yet in this manner they will be cut down...they will be utterly cut off.”
The futility and danger of blinded watchmen:
Perhaps the greatest enemy of the rapture today is the so-called rapture watchmen within the church. They watch everywhere, all the time, fail every time, damage and cheapen the prophetic word every time, never being right – not once.
The dozens of self-appointed rapture watches out there, especially with You Tube channels are so ridiculously far off all the time it’s a crying shame. But there is a consistent reason why this is so with many of them. (Not all.)
It’s because they have a secret or hidden anti-Israel bias. Anyone looking at any form of eschatology must have Israel in place like a giant spine holding everything together.
There is an easy way of identifying these false watchmen. They have little to say on Israel and in particular, little to say on the incredible indispensible role of the feasts of the Lord, which is the great time clock.
The authority of any minister of the gospel is measured by his obedience to the voice of the Spirit of God and the spiritual success that follows (not measured in worldly terms). His authority in terms of proclamations and revelations and insights is seen only in this: Did they come to pass as stated?
The always-wrong brigade has no spiritual authority. Don’t impute any to them.
It is written:
Simple words, anointed of God can have great power and change your life forever.
Be careful of dialogue with the devil! The way to protect yourself from Satan is by embracing and practising your God-given authority through the gifts of the Spirit and sticking hard and fast to the truth.
Don’t try to outsmart the devil by getting over onto his territory. Our Lord said to Satan’s attempts to draw Him in: “It is written...”
A very successful life of an unsaved person is a life totally wasted. Imagine the great shock of finding out one day what right and wrong is and how far off you were.
Only the Lord can make your life truly successful and significant and full of value eternally. Satan makes you a puppet of his horror show.
Satan’s crowd think they can create a new world of peace. It is written – they can’t and won’t! They will be raptured off the earth to the feast of vultures and spat out into hell. (That’s what you call a big Oops.)
They can change and modify your DNA, RNA, clone you into a clown, give you longevity, cure your diseases, make your hair grow back, get rid of wrinkles, but they can’t get rid of your sin!
The world is trying to shake off the burden of sin by getting rid of God, but still it clings and sticks to them and weighs them down.
Psalm 58:3 “The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.”
Only the cross of Calvary, the workings of the Spirit, and the book of all books can save you and get rid of all your sin. The rapture will soon demonstrate that in a blaze of instant glory.
Did you know that perhaps very soon you will be forever perfect? You will be sinless and full of glory and of course insurmountable peace and joy. Yes that’s the case now in the spirit, but soon it will fully manifest in the final salvation of our bodies. (Romans 8:23, Romans 8:19)
When He appears we will be like Him. (1 John 3:2)
In our neck of the woods we have had so much rain of late our dams and waterfalls are overflowing. I took these pictures a few seasons ago of Augrabies Falls in flood and the calm Spionkop Dam resting in the mist in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 560 February 9th 2021.
Rapture (Part 2):
In this edition, I am presenting you with some hope-generating revelation relating to many of the rapture mysteries of the scriptures. Bear in mind that scripture is unchangeable and cast in stone, but prophetic application is often new.
In this edition I will outline where we are on the great prophetic map and calendar. You will also see why a post-tribulation rapture is impossible and only the pre-tribulation rapture fits the fullness of scripture and makes perfect sense.
The rolling in of the end-times is great and powerful news. It is also the pressure to refine you. It is the pressure to shake you loose from worldliness and to correct your doctrine.
This is a most exciting subject, full of the greatest drama of all time, much goodness, as well as severity and shock! Its alive and life changing! (Romans 11:22)
►The names Biden and Harris are very interesting. In Hebrew, the name “Harris” has the same meaning as the word “destruction”. The name “Biden” in Hebrew is rendered B’Din, which means “judgement.” Coincidence? I think not! And this comes right after the sound of the Trump! By the way the name Kamala, and middle name Devi are both names of Hindu goddesses.
What does the rapture deliver us from?
The glorious, soon-coming rapture of the true born-again church will be before the tribulation begins, perhaps even on the same day. Let’s have a look now at some of the biblically revealed characteristics of the seven-year tribulation period of judgement and destruction.
For your benefit, I have simply outlined some of the many factors and events directly from the Bible:
The seven year period is called the ●tribulation and the Great tribulation. ●It is the wrath of God, the wrath of man, the wrath of Satan and the wrath of nature, running concurrently. ●It is the time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) trouble. ●It is the worst time in history ever or ever shall be. ●It is the end of the “present evil world”. ●It is the final destruction of Babylon the Great (end-time world) and “king of Babylon” (antichrist) and the “wilful king” (Isaiah 14:4-12) ●It is the judgement of the antichrist, the dragon, the beast, the man of sin, the false prophet the one who comes to kill steal and destroy – the father of lies. ●It is the final fall of the papal system and all false religion, seen as the scarlet woman riding the beast. ●It is the time of the revived 10 plagues of Egypt and the deaths of one quarter of the world by disease (2bn people). ●It is the time of the deaths of a further one third of the remaining world. ●It is the time of the riders of the four horsemen of hell with their plagues. ●It is the time of the winepress of the wrath of God. ●It is the time of the judgements of God as seen in seven trumpets, seven seals and seven bowls. ●It is the time of huge war and conflict culminating in Armageddon. ●It is the time of fiery bombardments of earth with asteroids. ●And more!
The tribulation is the final week of year of years of Daniel 9:27, making it the culmination of Old Testament time and character, which has been on hold during the 2000- year church age. It is very clearly a totally different dispensation. (Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 3:2, Hebrews 1:1, Colossians 1:25)
At the end of the Millennium the Great White Throne Judgement of God takes place, with its participants all ending in the lake of fire and eternal hell, also called the bottomless pit, and the eternal prison.
As we head at great speed for the tribulation period, many biblical signs come into play. Many of these signs have forerunners that are becoming evident now. But don’t jump the gun. Forerunners are just that. The world is not in the tribulation yet.
Many of the psychological effects are already playing out as we see a mass increase in stress, anxiety, depression and suicides worldwide.
The Bible uses the term “with perplexity” It means: To be confused, without resources, and no resolution.
Isaiah 22:5-6 “It is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexity, by the Lord God of hosts, in the Valley of Vision, breaking down the walls and crying to the mountains...”
Luke 21:25-27 “There will be signs in the sun moon and stars and on the earth distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and waves roaring, men’s hearts failing them for fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth. For the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”
Psalm 146:3 “Do not put your trust in princes (political leaders), nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
My friends, the world system is fully corrupt. It is beyond reform. We are to “die to it.” (Colossians 2:20)
Imagine the horror of one day discovering that everything you strove for and esteemed so highly, gave your life’s pursuit for, is cow dung! (Philippians 3:8)
The darkest time is just before the dawn.
All these things above are the things from which the true believer will escape in rapture.
Where does the rapture deliver us to?
In contrast to all of the above, the rapture delivers believers to heaven in a flash, immediately transforming our bodies into incorruptible, eternal bodies of glory, and into the Holy City.
The Holy City will be eternal. “The increase of His government and peace shall see no end”. (Isaiah 9:7) It will inhabited by those purified by the work of the cross and their faith (Revelation 12:24) There will be no taint of sin.
Here is brief description of heaven which I’ve compiled from the Bible:
The saints will rule and reign with our Lord seated on His throne for a thousand years. All things will be made new.
The glory of God is the light of the New Jerusalem. Her light was like many precious stones. The foundation had the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, as well as the twelve apostles of the Lamb inscribed on it. (Revelation 21:12-14)
This spectacular, supernatural city is made of pure gold as clear as glass with many adornings of precious jewels. The twelve gates (which shall never be shut) are made of one giant single pearl each. There shall be no night or day, because the glory of the Lord will be there.
There shall by no means enter into it anything that defiles or causes abomination or a lie, but only those written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (Revelation 21:27)
Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me to give to everyone according to His work.”
At this time we will have new resurrection bodies, which will be able to travel at the speed of thought, to materialise and dematerialise at will. We will know all things. We will know each other and maintain aspects of our character – all purified. We will not marry nor have children.
Those who were saved in the tribulation and go through to the new Millennial earth will do so in natural bodies, but with longevity restored. They will marry and have children.
Do you see the issue?
This means that there is a clear distinction between those who are born-again now and the saved of the tribulation. A post-tribulation rapture would mix everyone into one big hot pot.
Which churches will not go in the rapture?
We are all God’s creation, but we are not all God’s children. Not everyone, by a long shot, goes to heaven and there are not many different ways to God.
These churches will make up the false prophet’s counterfeit, new world order / one world religion group on the earth during the tribulation period.
Revelation 3:16 “Because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot I, will spew you out of My mouth.”
Revelation 2:21-22 (Church at Thyatira) “I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.”
Why are the Catholic churches and other similar orthodox churches like the Anglicans, not a threat to Satan’s new world order? They will become part of it! Many are already. They will make up the tribulation Babylonian religious system of the false prophet and Antichrist. (Revelation 17 & 18.)
A most important question is what constitutes salvation? A person who puts his hand up in church and says a quick prayer, is not what determines salvation. That person may or may not be saved. It is regeneration through the new-birth that determines salvation. There will be fruit. It may take some time to manifest, but it will be there.
1 John 5:4 “Those who are born of God will overcome the world.”
There are four types of hearts into which the seed (word) goes. The hard heart is not saved. The apparently soft heart but hard under the surface also looses what he had. The heart full of un-dealt with weeds falls away. Only the soft, good well watered and attended heart produces the goods. (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)
Most people want their prophets to say that their world will be okay. We won’t; so they reject the word and stick their heads in the sand and then attack the messengers!
Let’s go back 4000 years to a time 1 week before the flood, and let’s presume you know it’s coming in one week. What would your message be? If it would be a message of happy prosperity, you are a deceived, stupid, blind, fool of enormous proportions.
The big lie is that God loves everyone and automatically forgives everyone and would not dare pour out His wrath on anyone. That god is as much an idiot as those who believe it.
Well now, we are in a time very close to the entire end time flood of drama, and it’s all spoken of in about one third of the Bible, and many blind, deceived churches have nothing to say for fear of upsetting their spineless, woesy Christians.
A majority accepting or rejecting any part of truth is pure meaninglessness.
Truth towers above all else and stands supreme eternally. Rejecting the truth lines you up for lies.
A good method of identifying the truth these days is by looking at who its enemies are!
Today we are in a world of chicken Christians who are too spineless to speak out against rampant sin. Their silence is their evil. The title “Christian” has been so watered down and compromised today, making it no different to any other sin-filled, fallen religion.
Thank God for the remnant church of wonderful, on fire brothers and sisters in the Lord!
Trust and hope in the world and its many religions is trusting in a born and bred thief, robber and killer and liar.
The prophetic map and calendar:
The rapture closes the church age and starts the seventieth week of Daniel 9:27. It is inconceivable that two dispensations run concurrently, which would be the case if there were to be post- tribulation rapture. One dispensation always ends as the next one begins – immediately.
That single profound statement totally wrecks post-tribulational doctrine.
There are a number of portions of scripture that can be seen as a calendar of sorts. Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy is one. All things related to Israel’s rebirth as a nation is another.
But the most profound is the prophetic plot of the ages as seen in the seven feasts of the Lord. Each feast is a picture – type of a major milestone in history. We begin with Passover, speaking of the release of the children of Israel from Egyptian captivity and their journey to the Promised Land. That has a perfect prophetic type or fulfilment in the work of the cross – our Passover.
This takes us to the next two feasts foreshadowing the work of the cross which is holiness and resurrection to new life. Then come Pentecost and the end of the Old Testament dispensation and the birth of the church, in a whole new dispensation. The feasts up to this point have been fulfilled prophetically.
Next we come to the feasts with a future fulfilment, Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah being the next. This will find prophetic fulfilment at the end of the church age, and the start of the tribulation.
Without going into all the incredible details of the Feast of Trumpets and meanings and implications, the simple logic of the church age ending and the tribulation beginning can only mean that this is where a pre-tribulation rapture takes place. How could it be anywhere else? That would throw out the consistency and order of the feast-pattern of fulfilment.
The next feast after Trumpets is Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement, which will find prophetic fulfilment at mid-tribulation and the beginning of most severe wrath of God, culminating in the Second Coming. Finally we get the Feast of Tabernacles, which will find fulfilment in the Lord coming to tabernacle with man in the Millennium.
When you take time to study these feasts and their meanings thoroughly, you will see that there is only one feast where the church age ends, the tribulation begins and therefore the rapture takes place. It does not fit in anywhere else without messing up many things.
There are a number of reputable calculations of when the crucifixion took place. They vary by just a few years. The yeas 28AD to 33AD are the most widely accepted.
If it is 28AD and we add 2000 years to that for the church age that brings us to 2028. 1948 was the year of Israel’s birth as a nation. If we add 80 to that for the Psalm 90:10 time limit of a generation, we come to 2028 as well.
We need to come forward seven years for the tribulation period, bringing us to 2021 for the rapture.
Be careful though! I put this to you simply because it is very interesting. I’m not suggesting that this is the final authority! What is additionally interesting is many of the other views out there are very close to each other. So either way, we are close.
Philippians 2:15 “Be blameless and harmless children of God, without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.”
Psalm 37:6 “He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light and your justice (vindication) as the noonday.”
1 Corinthians 3:11 “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Yeshua the Messiah.”
My fine friends, hang in there, and continue to stand strong in these challenging times. Look up – your redemption draws nigh!
I took this picture from a chopper early in the morning of the light catching the mountain peaks and valleys. This is Cathedral Peak (right) and the Bell to the left in the Drakensberg range.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 559 February 2nd 2021.
This edition is about the coming backlash against Biden, the Democratic Party in the US and other liberal left parties and institutions around the world.
I will reveal to you exactly where all these things place us on the grand prophetic map and calendar.
I will reveal to you what exactly will happen and when, all based purely on the foundation of Bible prophecy and its incredible application to today.
The liberal left think they have scored a major victory. They have in fact failed dramatically, which will soon be seen in a giant backlash! This great drama is coming to a stage in front of your eyes very soon! Don’t walk out of the theatre now whatever you do!
Times of severity:
We are in the era of God’s severe end-time warning. Those who want nothing to do with it are spitting in God’s face to their own detriment. This applies particularly to some church leaders and watchmen.
Proverbs 29:1 “He who is often reproved, and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy.
Proverbs 6:15 (The perverse person) “His calamity shall come suddenly; suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.”
2 Chronicles 36:16 “They mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy”.
And to the plethora of false watchmen and so-called prophets:
Jeremiah 5:12-15 “They have lied about the Lord, and said, ‘It is not He. Neither will evil come upon us, nor shall we see sword or famine (or disease – related). The prophets become wind, for the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them...Because you speak this word, behold I will make My words a fire in your mouth and this people wood, and it shall devour them. Behold I will bring a nation against them from afar...”
Proverbs 29:12 (Amp) “If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked!”
Satan and his demonic host are not that original. There is an evident consistency in his doings. This is always seen in attacks on the major issues and principles of God. Today these fall into three main areas: ●The mass murder of the unborn. ●Homosexuality and other immoral activities. ●The rights of the Palestinians to nationhood within Israel.
In his first week in office Biden has paved the way for the financing of the mass murder of the unborn worldwide. Streamlined the way for homosexuals and other immoral activities, further ‘legitimising’ them. And now comes the refinancing of terror against Israel in two major areas: Funding of Palestinian aspirations and paving the way for Iran to acquire nukes.
All three of these are the big ticket items forbidden by God in His word. This is like kicking the three legs of a tripod out and expecting it to stand!
US Democrats have become a circus of hell.
Since the Biden era began just a few days ago we are witnessing the intensification of the de-Americanizing and re-characterizing of the USA.
On the international front, we are seeing the muzzling of God and the mocking of God and the attempts to kill God and His word.
Biden has released restraint on the desperately wicked heart of man. With no restraint be sure of mass deterioration of society. Restraining the restrainer never works.
But it will all backfire. You don’t throw God out of anything. He throws you out.
Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
Biden’s mocking of God has a terrible side effect. It legitimises the same in the eyes of the gullible and it has worldwide implications.
What you need is God’s opinion and the ability to see spirits at work behind people.
When hit too many times you hit back. It’s called payback time. Yes we turn the other cheek on a personal level, but not in all cases. God Himself is the ultimate paymaster!
The grand, all important formula:
Human rights and social justice are much the same thing, so in our formula we can cancel the one into the other. The overall goal of human rights is equality. The presumption is that equality = peace.
Human rights + equality = peace
This is the formula of the liberal left, the new world order and the basic thinking of the unsaved intellectual, the modern educational institutions and more.
But here is the tragic, earth shattering mistake they have made:
Their “human” has a heart that is “desperately wicked” It has been made dark.
So, now the final formula is: Human rights + equality = Satan’s rights.
Of course there is nothing wrong with basic human rights, but that is not what happens. Human rights has become tagged with what the Bible calls wickedness and sin.
When you allow the smoke to escape from the genie’s pot, you can’t put it back again.
Homosexual rights are not static. They are on the advance. They have gone from: Coming out, to equal rights, to redefining marriage, to including all sorts of other deviant activities, to mocking God, and now to attempting to redefine God as their own god and kill the true God’s word.
Wickedness has no self control, because Satan is at the heart of unredeemed self. His lack of self control is designed to burn you out, so that he can control you. The real war is against God and His word and the foundation it builds.
The Bible says that the “true Light, lights every man coming into the world.” (John 1:9) But through the sin of Adam man’s heart was darkened.
Now Adam is trying to build a tower to God as he always has – a new world, but he can’t shake off sin and wickedness.
Biblically defined wickedness is the new standard of measure of what’s acceptable.
The world is trying to build a new world of peace with this terrible equality between right and wrong, good and evil, light and dark, God and the devil. But God has an exclusive New World Order coming of purity, holiness and righteousness.
The world’s new world order must kill God’s New World Order and then Him. (Have they got a big surprise coming very soon?)
2 Corinthians 6:14 “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness and what communion has light with darkness?”
James 1:15 “When desire (sinful) has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and sin, when fully grown, brings forth death.”
God’s formula is: God’s rights = peace for ever with sin destroyed.
A most unequal place:
Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament and they that turn many to righteousness like the stars forever.”
1 Corinthians 3:12-15 “If anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will declare it because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test each one’s work of what sort it is. If anyone’s work endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
1Corinthians 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.” (See also Matthew 25:21-25 and 2 Corinthians 5:10))
The most unequal place will be heaven and eternity. But it will also be a place of peace!
We as true Christians are all equal in terms of the foundation of our salvation but we are totally different and will be forever different and not equal in terms of what we built on that foundation.
Some will be more radiant than others. Some will shine more brightly than others. Some will have no reward at all and be dim stars forever – but still saved.
This is all based on your works as a believer. Not your salvation, that’s not works based, but your eternal reward – state is most certainly based on your works as a response to God’s will and prompting.
The “Judgement seat of Messiah, where rewards are handed out is the most politically incorrect thing ever! It makes people eternally different. But there is one huge big common denominator and that is that everyone will have no sin in them, unlike the world’s attempted new world order, which does not have the instrument to remove sin – the cross.
Part of the great backlash, is of eternal great victory and reward for many. It’s a backlash that fills the kingdom of God with multitudes of new converts.
People say they have nothing to fear about God because He is love. Yes but His love includes the cleansing of the universe of all sin through the cross, and wicked cross-rejecting people in wrath.
Today, people have a lot to fear from the true God and His people, because we have already won, and God will soon “arrest” them and cast them into eternal prison.
►When you believe right you see right with godly understanding of what’s going on, because it is your background standard and measure.
The light goes out for many:
The tribulation is coming because man is trying hard and fast to build a new world of peace, their way, but with sin still intact. Heaven is coming because many men trust is the purifying work of the cross of Calvary, and have their sin forever removed.
But beware my friends; don’t think the doors to the pure gospel will be forever open!
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the Lord while He may be found.”
Amos 8:11-12 “Behold the days are coming says the Lord, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread and water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.”
Genesis 6:3 “My Spirit will not strive with man forever.”
If you are non-repentant rebel against God you are a big fool. You are your own worst enemy. Your position will all soon backfire in your face. You have little time left to make right with God.
Amos 5:18 “The day of the Lord will be a day of darkness and not of light.”
Job 24:13 “There are those who rebel against the light; they do not know its ways nor abide in its paths.
John 3:19-20 “This is the condemnation, that light came into the world and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. Everyone practising evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed.”
Amos 6:1-3 “Woe to you who put far off the day of doom, who cause the seat of violence to come near. They shall wander from sea to sea, they shall run to and fro seeking the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.”
What a horror to be left aimlessly wandering in this present evil world with no idea of what is going on, why, where, when and how. With the world as your source you get sucked into its abnormal ‘normality’, and you become desensitised to the growing horrors all around.
Psalm 119:53 “Horror (indignation) has taken hold of me because of the wicked who forsake Your word.”
Psalm 119:63 “I am a companion of all those who fear You and those who keep Your word.”
Who are your friends? It is very telling indeed! Show me your friends and I will tell you what sort of person you are!
So, what is the big backlash?
Coming persecution will drive the remnant church of true believers into a new strong unity. At the same time the non-Spirit filled church will fall further and further away. They will go to and with the world and its ways.
Persecution always causes people to rush to unity. It is also when the supernatural becomes the real supernatural and not lying signs. It is when revival breaks out with “signs that no one can deny”. (Acts 4:16)
What will come quickly is a new move of the Spirit within the remnant church.
Inside the heart of the true believer is deep pure love, desiring others to see the truth and be saved and set free. Inside the heart of the unbeliever, especially the youth, is hatred and the desire to draw in and dominate and control others.
Job 36:7 “He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous, but they are on the throne with kings, for He has seated them forever and they are exalted.”
In the midst of this unfolding of the greatest drama of all time, there is great hope and victory. It’s a backlash that produces real repentance in the hearts of many.
On the other hand, the big backlash will also be riots of the masses, when they say enough is enough and throw out their evil, corrupt leaders.
The attempted overthrow of God, His word, will, and people both Jew and Gentile will backfire in their faces.
Proverbs 29:16 (Amp) “When the wicked are in authority, transgression increases, but the uncompromisingly righteous shall see the fall of the wicked.”
The uplash backlash:
It’s a huge backlash that is in fact an uplash! The uplash is the rapture of the true church. It is coming soon and yes it will be before the antichrist is released and tribulation begins.
Biden and his deluded, evil-spirit brigade are stoking the fires. They are pushing the limits of God’s tolerance with man. They are paving the way to the tribulation, which will see the pre-trib rapture of the true church.
All they will then be able to do is blaspheme our Lord and those in heaven with Him!
With no baptism in the Spirit in you in these days you are in great danger. The Spirit of God in you is the Light of God, who brings revelation of His word. He is also the restrainer of sin and wickedness in you. That’s just why the tribulation period will be such a disaster. There is no restraint after the restrainer is removed.
Do you see why it is dangerous to be without the fullness of the Spirit in you? You have no restraint but your own useless self-effort and no deep revelation, and wisdom of God for these days. And you have no spiritual weapons of warfare or defence.
You must know how to sift the truth. Sometimes a huge monumental life changing truth can be found in one small verse or even one sentence.
Lamentations 2:14 “Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not uncovered your iniquity, to bring back your captives, but have envisioned for you false prophecies and delusions.”
Psalm 36:9 “In your light we see light.”
To the many true, born-again Christians in America: Stand fast, be blessed and know that the backlash against the evil one includes your endurance and your growth into a lot more than a beautiful valuable diamond.
I took these pictures in the Namib Desert. This is called the half-mens (half-man), so named by the ancient bushmen, (Koisan people) who though it looked like a half-man when seen from afar.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 558 January 26th 2021.
This edition is an important review of the sixty odd editions I’ve written dealing with the rapture. Because this is an always advancing story, the material here has a new relevant slant to it. I am including some new material as well. This may have to be done in two editions.
God uses His ancient word to bring us present day truth. It is the Spirit of God that enlivens His word making it always relevant.
This is the most exciting subject imaginable. It is earth shattering and will cause great upheavals, changes and blessing for many.
The word “rapture” is in the Bible. The Latin, Bible-word, “Rapere” means rapture, to snatch away and be transported from one place to another.
The word “Harpazo” (the Greek NT word for rapture) means “To seize, snatch or carry off by force out and away from.”
Some other original words used in the Bible to describe the rapture are: “epairo”, “anabaino”, “analambano”.
What I really love about the rapture is that it’s just so insane! So much so that all unbelievers think rapture believers are as mad as Noah’s ark believers. Yeeahooo, welcome to the madman’s club!
Stop and think of this: You will go in one of two raptures! You will be forcibly taken by God in the rapture to heaven, or forcibly raptured from the earth by God to hell. (Read on it will surprise you!)
The rapture will be totally exclusive, and far fewer than most people think, will go. The rapture is totally politically incorrect and will be a giant slap in the face for the politically correct. The rapture is only for those who are righteous by new birth.
Revelation 21:27 (New Jerusalem) “There shall by no means enter it, anything that defiles or causes abomination or lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”
1 Corinthians 6:9 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God...”
When will the rapture occur?
The rapture will NOT occur at any, unknown time as most say. Yet the “no one knows” brigade keep looking for the rapture under every molehill, behind ever door and in every part of the sky! – What a contradiction! Then when cornered, they say, “We’re just looking for the signs.” This they say after saying it is a “sign-less event!”
No wonder so many people get turned off anything to do with the rapture.
The rapture is the end of the church dispensation. It concludes the church age and immediately begins the dispensation called the tribulation, which is the final seven years of Old Covenant time.
(Again, I warn against the teachers that place a long gap of anything up to 10-years between the rapture and the tribulation start. They talk rubbish. Besides, there is not one verse to back it.)
The coming of the tribulation has numerous preceding signs.
Are the seven Feats of the Lord in a predetermined order, with their dates cast in stone? Yes they are. And people who change the order or dates get cursed!
Each of the feasts points to a major prophetic world milestone with precision. For example: The crucifixion happened on the day of Passover, which is what Passover points to.
According to the plot of the feasts, we are now in the Pentecost era, right at the very end of it. The next one to find its prophetic fulfilment is Rosh Hashanah / Trumpets. This feast has numerous, incredibly revealing details of the new beginning and the tribulation with its judgements. It also has, at the same time, many items of type, relating to the rapture.
Contained in the Feast of Trumpets are items that can apply to the tribulation and rapture together. This feast could find no other historic factors to meet the required fulfilments, besides the tribulation / rapture, and it is next.
The next Feast of Trumpets will begin on September 7th or 8th on the sighting of the new moon. If it is not this year’s it will be next year’s feast. It is impossible that it will not be on a Feast of Trumpets.
The last days, including the tribulation are referred to as “The days of Noah.” Noah knew exactly when the flood would begin. (type of the tribulation):
Genesis 7:4 “After seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights...”
Many claim and teach that the rapture will happen on a Feast of Pentecost. They have many legitimate reasons, but a Pentecost rapture would mean that there are two fulfilments of the Feast of Pentecost and none for the Feast of Trumpets, which has hundreds of beautiful signs in type within it.
If you don’t see the major prophetic importance of the seven feasts of the Lord, you have been blinded by the Catholics, or blinded by replacement theology, or blinded by God, or are basically biblically ignorant.
So, what about “no one knows the time, day or hour”?
What follows is a most important discourse on a familiar subject.
But firstly: Albert Barnes: (1800s) “Notes on the Bible. “Know” is sometimes rendered “make known.” One needs to go with context.
Mark 13:32-35 “Of that day and hour no one knows (or makes known), neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray for you do not know when the time is (or which division of the night)...Watch therefore for you do not know when the Master of the house is coming – in the evening or midnight, at the crowing of the rooster or in the morning.”
The unexpected hour does not mean, “nobody knows,” it refers to four divisions of night into which the Jews divided the night. So it is very clearly speaking of the very short, specific time of a day.
Matthew 24:36 “Of that day and hour no man makes known, only the Father will make it known.”
To be correct, you must follow the rules. The subject is “of that day.” That means the conditions of the day and not the time on the calendar!
If you believe in imminence you can’t say the Lord’s coming is near or far. That’s not imminence. If you say we can know the season, again, that’s not imminence.
As the Bible has clearly shown, above in Mark 13:32-35, we are to watch and pray; for the Lord may come at any one of the night watches of a particular day.
This is further brought out in Matthew 25:6-10 where the watchmen are sent to the rooftop to watch for the bridegrooms coming. Logic says they wouldn’t be up there for years watching! They would have gone up at the start of the night.
The verse that seems to upset the applecart is Matthew 25:13. It does not!
Matthew 25:13 “Watch therefore for you know neither the day nor hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”
All this verse is saying that the very precise specific day or hour is not known. This is brought out wonderfully in the Feast of Trumpets, which is also known as the “Feast of which no one knows the day or hour.” – And that is because the feast begins on one of two days, at sunset, when the new moon is sighted.
At the end of it all we can safely say that we may not know the very precise time, but we most certainly can and will know the time as it approaches.
Those who claim the rapture is just escapism are generally the unsaved. It is they who won’t escape. They don’t like the idea of anyone being given privileged status and escaping.
Deceived rapture watchmen:
There are so many teachers out there who are deceived. None of them are led by the Spirit, because they have all been wrong. Some are so insane it’s a shame – and they yet have followers!
Here are some shocking, classic examples of recent big, failed rapture predictions:
●It would happen in 1988. It would happen on May 21st (Harold Camping). ●It would happen on September 23rd 2017 when there was an astronomical sign (which never was – look it up.) ●These people changed their dates a few times.
●The rapture would happen on the Feast of Purim, because “that’s when Jews get drunk in the streets.” ●It would happen 33 days after the death of Ravi Zachariah, because 33 is a God-number, and “I had a confirmation, seeing a car with a number plate saying “Leo” and Leo is a lion and Jesus is the Lion”, so that’s when the rapture will be!●The rapture is going to happen on this or that date because “I had a dream and God told me to tell you it will be then and it’s 100% for sure”! - Deceived liars, all of them!
Others are too embarrassing to even mention!
Don’t attribute the same sort of authority of the word of God to a dream. God can and does occasionally speak through dreams, just be very careful who you receive from.
Some are out to hoodwink you and some are so perpetually, perfectly stupid.
By the way, some of the Revelation 12-sign teachers of failed prophecy also taught of many things rooted in the occult like the cursed god Niburu, also called Marduk. He is not a rogue planet, but a cursed god generating curses. Some of them were also flat-earth believers. One of these idiot watchmen teaches others that we are already in the tribulation because some things look familiar to the seals of Revelation 6!
►The greater problem is that these failed watchmen, cheapen, ridicule and cast doubt and suspicion on prophecy. They need to get out of ministry. I’m not talking about someone being wrong here or there, but with these, there is a consistent pattern of them being horribly wrong.
If as a teacher / watchman you are wrong on just one or two major things, you lose all trust.
Funny things this: The brigade of always-wrong false watchmen out there, are also into the Babylonian, Roman pagan customs of Christmas and Easter and can’t see their deception by Rome!
This is the time for accuracy in the word, and its application. This is the time of a great increase in deception, and from false teaching from false watchmen who will become more and more prevalent and empowered by spirits of error.
If Satan can interfere with and confuse the prophetic word, his work is working!
Rapture predictions give the perpetrators a sense of self importance. It elevates their pride. They can’t seem to realise that in cheapening the word of prophecy they damage its potential to be a life-changer for many who now have ongoing doubts.
They also make a mockery of the true watchmen and create unnecessary suspicion over it all. The biggest thing of all is that they prove absolutely that their false word is not of the Lord.
How can you believe or trust the word of failed rapture predictors? How can you trust the word of false prophets? If you do, you have some screws loose and deserve to be deceived.
Pre trib proof:
The big argument between pre – mid – post will only be fully resolved by the rapture. But as with all truth much is hidden just below the surface, it is there, albeit obscured from the masses.
Firstly, this is quite logical:
The antichrist and his followers, on earth, blaspheme our Lord in heaven with His church in heaven. That alone is a spectacular proof of a pre-tribulation rapture. (Revelation 13:6, 12:12)
Revelation 19:14 (The marriage feast of the Lord has just concluded in heaven (Verse9) “The armies in heaven clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.”
Fine linen, white and clean is a clear reference to the righteousness of the saints.
Revelation 19:8 “To her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is he righteous acts of the saints.”
(The “wrong” brigade, claim that these white horse riders are angels. They are wrong – read the verses again.)
These verses read correctly prove without any doubt that there is a large group of now, forever righteous saints, in heave while the tribulation is on the go on earth and they return with our Lord at the Second Coming.
The horror rapture:
John 10:12-13 “He who is a hireling and not the shepherd, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf captures (harpazo / raptures) the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.”
The original word “capture”, used here is “harpazo” meaning rapture. In other words, his capture is a rapture of those sheep.
The “hireling” is in fact a counterfeit shepherd. He is not the real deal, although he looks and seems just like a shepherd. He is a fraud, and deceiver and a great pretender. He has not been appointed or called to his office.
But look at what he does. He sees trouble coming. His concern is immediately for himself. He runs and then Satan raptures those sheep! But raptured to where?
The true saints will be raptured to heaven for a glorious seven year union and marriage feast. The untrue saints will be raptured to the feast of slaughter and vultures.
Revelation 19:16-18 “His name was written on His robe and on His thigh: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Then I saw an angel sanding in the sun, and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, ‘Come and gather together for the great supper of the great God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, and commanders and mighty men, of horses and riders, of everyone slave and free, small and great.”
The rapture to heaven is coming quickly while the forced rapture to hell of unbelievers and counterfeits will happen just as quickly. Never the twain shall meet!
The church is the light of the world, but also its salt and salt is a preservative, adds flavour and is seen as judgement and hindrance of decay. Do you see why the world will fall apart when the church has gone in rapture.
The prophetic word is so current, alive and relevant to today and the future. It is inexhaustible and its interpretation always has new application. Those who don’t touch prophecy have a message as boring as they are themselves, but even worse, they are dangerous to your spiritual health.
In these days the only place of security is in the word of God!
The rapture expands your horizons in more ways than one.
The pre-tribulation rapture is a fear killer and hope and peace producer. Fear is sin!
Redemption and expectation go together. As expectation gets destroyed people don’t seek redemption.
Job 14:13-14 “That You would conceal me until your wrath is past, that You would appoint me a set time and remember me! If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service, I will wait, till my change comes.”
I took this picture of elephant lovers in Etosha, Namibia and combined it with some texturised African mud-cloth.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!