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Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
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.
15th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The evil “I am”:
This is the ‘me now’ generation, ruled by ‘me, myself, I.’ It is the generation where the cry of the masses is “I am, and there is no other”. Here it is written in ages past:
Isaiah 47:10 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘no one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’”
One of the titles of our Messiah is “I am.” So, which ‘I am’ are you going to serve?
In the last few weeks I had two dramatic, most insightful encounters with two individuals, who had professed to be believers for years. Let’s call them Mr A. and Miss B.
Mr A has a foul mouth. I asked him to watch his language, and then spoke of something I had written here in The Prophetic Scroll (TPS). Well, Mr. A exploded and condemned me and TPS, with a tirade of swearing. To be honest, I was shocked to see the sudden extent of his antagonism.
Miss B then came along and exploded because I pointed out that the Bible condemned some of her witchcraft practises which she had tried to mix into her so-called Christianity. She instantly yelled like an electrified Jezebel, rejecting everything I said including the words of the Bible.
These two events are indicative and symptomatic of the world today, including some of the modern compromised churches.
Firstly, let’s analyse the events:
Both Mr A and Miss B were challenged to repent of sin. Both had a violent reaction to the conviction. It was not me or TPS or the Bible that they were offended at, but the personal application of conviction repentance and change, which was now on the table.
It was the conviction that they tried to get rid of by choosing the way of confrontation, and hostility. The way of spineless love would be to say nothing and tolerate it. The way of real godly love is the way of rebuke, and correction. (2 Timothy 3:16) If the individual will not receive it, so be it.
In the light you see the truth, but you also see sin. The light of God will reveal it and what to do about it. The darkness will hide it and attack the light! You can only repent from sin. If you remove what is called sin, re-name it, or water it down, no repentance is required and anything goes.
A hazy spiritual light will give you unclear half truths.
There are a number of bad things at work within many people. They want nothing standing in the way of self’s sin. They want no conviction. They are their own “I am.”
They want to bring people, ministries and the Bible down because it correctly identifies sin and opposes their participation in it. They try to exalt themselves above all authority.
They must tear down the things of God to give expression to their sin-nature.
The world and its god, fallen man and his god, are speeding down the road to soon coming doom.
●These end-times are bringing our Lord closer. ●The antichrist is also getting closer.
●The Man of holiness is drawing near. ●The man of sin is drawing near.
But for sin to flourish, holiness must be cast down. This is the state of the world today.
The problem with many today is that they are deceived, ignorant, don’t care, are proud, with no knowledge of God, and no restraint and discipline.
Most people today are a living offence to God. Of course, they can’t see that, because they are in the dark. It is the responsibility of the church to shed God’s light into this fallen world now.
As the end of the age approaches, the true church is becoming clearly visible in the light of God’s truth, and so is the false church! The eternal glorious kingdom of God, which will be the real survivor, is becoming more evident all the time, but it is exclusive.
By the way, the false church is not destroyed by God in the tribulation. It is destroyed, by its own god, the false Messiah!
The false church is becoming easier to spot. It is designed to make you comfortable in the world and in sin. It hides and obscures sin and its consequences. When the cross is obscured, sin is elevated.
The comfort of the world is not worth the effort of seeking. The world will comfort you in your sin and say, ‘it’s all okay now’. The word of God will not comfort you in your sin. It will condemn and convict you, and then empower you to change and become holy. That is what real true love is all about!
The well used term “There is now no condemnation,” is greatly misused in the church. In reality it is associated with repentance. It is conditional. Here it is:
Romans 8:1 “There is no condemnation to those who are in Messiah, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
The woman caught in adultery was forgiven by our Lord. (John 8:10-11) But He said to her, ‘Now go and sin no more.’ This was the command of repentance and correction. She was not forgiven to continue in adultery.
Tradition holds that this was the “woman of sin” in Luke 7:37 and in fact was Mary Magdalene. If it was her, that means that her repentance led to her being the first one to see our Lord resurrected. It is a repentant attitude and life that cause spiritual sight.
May I say, that if you want a healthy spiritual life, break from the world’s ways and join and receive the word’s ways. Repent of sin now, but be advised, that a walk of repentance will do you more good than any exercises ever will!
Yes be free in your God-given liberty, but always keep an eye on the old sin nature and its desire to self-resurrect and trip you up.
Above all, in these dangerous days - exalt, uplift, revere and magnify the word of God in your life.
Be encouraged, stand strong – you can and must!
Edition 31. February 28th 2010
In this edition:
●The power of the cross
●The power of the human
Godism or humanism
1Corinthian 2:2-4 "For I determined not to know anything among you except Christ and Christ crucified. I was with you in weakness in fear and trembling and my speech and preaching was not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power...Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God"
Two ways before us:
If you read the verse above again, you'll note that there are two life options being presented by Paul the apostle here.
The first is: I am a crucified person, laying aside my wisdom and human knowledge, which leads to Godly wisdom and power. The second is to have a lot of persuasive wisdom in line with human thinking. This way is devoid of God's power. It has an illegitimate power source.
Obviously this relates to everything in life and not just prophecy, but I want to point out how different the two are in relation to prophecy and why many misguided Christian leaders will actually be responsible for leading many to hell.
The big error is to ignore or avoid the application of the cross.
Yes salvation comes through believing in the crucified, risen, coming - again Messiah once and for all, but there is a continuing work of the cross after salvation. Paul says "I die daily" He says in another place "Its not I that lives but Christ who lives through me". He says "I must decrease and He must increase"
Jesus says "If you want to be My disciple you need to take up your cross daily and follow me".
So we see that there is a vital, daily, ongoing work of the cross that needs to be applied. The main area of this application needs to be into the mind or thinking realm.
There is so much "I think" in Christian circles and very little "this is what God says"
The world the flesh and the demonic:
The devil works in the lives of believers through an attachment to the world, the flesh nature and the demonic. Unfortunately we are all subject to this through birth into the family of Adam.
We need to apply the cross to get victory in these areas on a regular basis. If we don't they will grow in power and eventually defeat us. We need the ongoing work of the cross in our lives.
If not, you will be no different to the world. You will still be drawn to the ways of the world, the flesh and have demonic powers at work. Your thinking will be in line with all the good ideas of the world. Your wisdom will be the wisdom of the world. Your entertainment will be that of the world. You will be full of the bondages of the flesh and you will be empowered by the devil.
Matthew 10:38, 39 " He who doesn't take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me .He who finds his life will lose it and he who loses his life for My sake will find it."
John 5:35 "You can of your own selves do nothing" The self life has to be laid down and replaced with Gods ways.
The above two verse are key to success in this life. These verses use a play on the original words for life. "Lose your life" uses the word 'psuche' which is the word for soul life. The word psychology is derived from it. Then it says that if you lose this soul area of life you'll find life. Here the original word is 'zoe' which refers to eternal life of the spirit. So to find and grow in the God kind of life we need to lose or replace our human reasoning and the soul life with His way of thinking.
Galatians 2:20 "I've been crucified to the world and the world to me."
There is an exchange that takes place. As I (soulish) decrease, He increases!
The entire Christian life needs to be motivated through the energy of the Spirit rather than through the energy of the flesh.
The prophetic Word spells out the rise of humanism in these days. 2Timothy 3:1 "In the last days perilous times will come, for men will be lovers of themselves (or big mouth lovers of self opinion)"
The Humanist Manifesto declares "Man is finally becoming aware that he alone is responsible for the realisation of the world of his dreams, and that he has within himself the power for this achievement." This sounds great but its the way to hell.
Only true Biblical Christianity stands against the exaltation and glorification of self.
Self is a powerful deceptive, counterfeit authority and power.
If your church does not teach and preach the application of the cross on a regular basis run away from it fast.
If you think these things are not important how about this: Revelation 12:9 speaks of the "beast who deceives the whole world" This is in the tribulation period, not far from now.
The impact of cross-less Christianity on prophecy:
Today much of the institutionalised, organised corporate church is prophetically stone deaf! Satan has replaced the prophetic Word with his word. It comes in the form of a great successful long - term future, devoid of coming judgement on the world. Christian humanists have presented a complete mischaracterisation of the entire prophetic plan of God. They've taken out everything that they deem objectionable.
Satan's plan for mankind is deceptive, it comes dressed as good. It' essentially born in the mind of Satan and manifests in the human mind or un-crucified self-life.
Let me give an example. A few days ago I was in a restaurant waiting for my order. I well dressed man came in, stood around and then walked up to me. Out of the blue he started telling me about a number of very great things that were shortly going to happen in my life. Then he tried to give me his card and get me to come with him so that he could give me a full fortune telling reading. I said no thank you and he left.
That was the a Satanic attempt to get me into his world, tempted by good things.
This is exactly the way of humanism in prophecy. It gets rid of all judgement, and essentially says that everything is going to be good and alright. You don't need to repent or get right with God or go His exclusive way. You don't need to 'deny self', 'come out and be separate from the world'!
You can do it, yes you can, you can be successful says the devil and I agree, yes you can, but it's the way of futility if its through self effort.
The Bible clearly teaches through many prophecies that judgement is coming on a Christ-rejecting world. It's human good and its evil will all come under His judgement soon.
Amos 3:7 The Lord does nothing unless He reveals it to His servants the prophets first
John 15:15 "All things I have heard from the Father, I have made known to you."
Jeremiah 23:22 "If they had stood in My council, then they would have announced My words to My people, and would have turned them back from their evil ways and deeds."
The above three verses are deeply profound. God is not confused. His prophetic Word has been given. He has spelt it out. It's not His fault if many Christians water down His prophetic Word and apply all sorts of allegorical interpretation.
Its not God's fault if the divided church speaks with an unclear sound or voice. God has spoken!
1 Corinthian 14:8 "For if a trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?"
She believed that it was her duty to help dying people in her hospice. If they were Hindus, Muslims or Buddhists or anything else, her job was not to interfere with this, but to comfort them in their slide into a Christ-less eternity. Before she died she rejected her faith in a letter to the Pope saying that Christianity was too exclusive. Many people think she was great because of her works.
Jesus lays out what discipleship is. He says, "Go into all the world making disciples among all nations, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you."
This way of truth is often very different from the world's ideas of things!
True Success the Bible way:
There is a very good way to know if you are on the road to Godly success or living essentially for self.
The Godly way may not be easy at first. It involves much re-adjustment and much forsaking and denial and pain that comes from the application of the cross. BUT it is the way of inner joy and inner peace. The Spirit of God will bear witness in your own spirit that you are on the right track.
Proverbs 14: 12 "There is a way that seems right to man, but it's end is the way of death."
Tragically, I heard a friend say that he only really got to know God and His prophetic Word after he left his previous church!
The perilous times and dark days that are coming are a result of humanistic self-orientated believers leading the church into ever-increasing apostasy.
The ways of modern man and much of the modern church will lead you to great counterfeit success! It will lead you away from the ways of God and potentially to hell.
Modern humanistic psychology has entered the church in a big way. It ignores the application of the cross. It dethrones prophecy and presents it as allegory if at all. The humanist way is the way of self love, self glorification, self motivation and ultimately paves the way to hell.
John 16:33..."In Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world"
2 Peter 1:4 "You have been given exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
Heaven or hell:
Old man, one day soon you'll have a new body that will not ever be bent over with heavy burdens. It will be a body that will never age and will live forever. But what an enormous burden you'll have forever if your new body is imprisoned in hell because you rejected the free gift of salvation offered by Yeshua / Jesus.
Young woman, I don't know what your burden is, but I do know the answer. Its the peace and joy of God that comes from knowing our wonderful forgiving Messiah. His ways are the ways of release from stress and bondage. His love will set you above the ways of the world and give you hope and victory.
In closing this edition here is a painting by Marc Chagall showing the crucified Christ above a throng of people. The cross is the answer to all the arguments and opinions of man.
|I have walked with our King, Lord and Saviour since 1976 and can testify to the fact that He is eternally faithful, all loving and ultimately the very essence of life itself. Things get better, deeper, richer and filled with purpose as we go forward into all the glorious new things that He has laid up for us|
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!