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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.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 62. 4th December 2010
In this edition:
●God's plan for the world.
Some future editions: ●Why the unsaved are unsaved. ●Jezebel in the church. ●What false doctrines are out there. ●Israelitis. ●The writing is on the wall: Shocking prophetic meaning for today. ●Dangerous Bibles (not necessarily in this order)
God's plan for the world:
This edition must be read with the previous one in mind.
God's plan for the world is to bomb the hell out of it! Okay, okay hang on a minute, let me explain, but first look down at the last sentence of the summary at the bottom of this edition.
God's plan for the world is revealed in many parts of the Bible. Essentially, it is to bring in true world peace, but only after the world has been cleansed of every trace of evil, Satan and his influences. World peace is coming, but it's coming on the wings of great destruction.
God hold's the world in His hands, but Satan the imposter has to be ejected, before the full transformation will be complete.
Unimaginable glory, majesty, victory and peace is coming, and it may all be very soon.
God's plan for the world:
2 Thessalonians 2:7-11 "The mystery of lawlessness is already at work, only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way, and that lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan with all power signs and lying wonders and with all unrighteous deception among those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved, and for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie."
"lawlessness and evil are already at work in this world and have been since Adam, but it's about to hot-up like never before. Soon, evil in all its forms will become completely unrestrained.
We know that there is a "restrainer" holding back the forces of evil. This is the true church filled with the Holy Spirit. We also know that this "restrainer" will be removed soon, paving the way for incredible outright evil and destruction. God will allow absolutely everything that can be shaken to be shaken to its roots.
In numerous passages of scripture in the Revelation and elsewhere, we see ever-increasing judgements and destruction being poured out on ever-increasing evil and rebellion to God in this world.
This "unrestrained" evil will run for seven years and then Satan, his false, church and all those left on this planet will run headlong in their rebellion into the fury and wrath of God and be cast into hell. There will be a great multitude who will turn to the living God in this time and will be saved.
The fury and wrath of God in this time will be like "never before and never again"
You may be thinking; doesn't the Bible say "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son." in John 3:16? Actually you're quite wrong. The Bible says no such thing and there is no John 3:16. What there is, is John 3:16, 17, 18, 19, and so on.
Let's have a look at what it all really says:
John 3:16-19 " For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already, and this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil."
Yeshua/ Jesus did not come into the world to condemn it because it is "already condemned". (at the fall) He came to be a sacrifice and the way of salvation. But its a different story at the second coming. Here, His condemnation on the world will be "consumed" and completed. He did not come to "love the world". His love for the world is the exclusive salvation offer through the cross. This portion of scripture teaches that outside of the cross the world is condemned to hell.
People use only the first little portion of John 3:16 and come up with the completely distorted picture that God loves the world. This leads to the erroneous presumption that if God loves the world, a loving God will never send anyone to hell. The exact opposite is the truth as revealed in this whole portion of scripture.
1John 2:15 "Love not the world nor the things in the world for all that is the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." This portion of scripture and many others like it, are in complete contradiction to John 3:16 if it is taken out of it's context and shortened. It's in complete harmony when seen in full context.
Make no mistake, God is going to allow this world to be destroyed. As said in other editions, the wrath of God, the wrath of Satan and wrath of man against God will all be running simultaneously in the very soon coming tribulation period. The forerunner period which we are in now is a Mickey Mouse pick-nick compared to what's coming.
Many people can't reconcile the judgement of God with love.
Let's do an Einstein calculation.
G=L and G=W Therefore L=W (God, word and love)
God is Love. God and His word are one. Therefore Love is the word! Hoo boy now we have an issue before us!! If love is the word of God (or truth), that radically changes everything the modern world thinks love is. Can you see how radical this is? This means that Biblical judgement, discipline and many such things are love and even the very creation of hell is love. It's all part of the cleansing of the universe for a future of glorious holiness.
Now, of course the word handled legalistically produces death, but handled rightly produces life!
God's plan for the nations of the world:
A nation falls internally first. It's essentially the church's fault.
Deuteronomy 28:47 "Because you won't serve the Lord you will serve your enemies." We as believers are supposed to be the "light" and "salt" of the world. (Matthew 5:13)
In spite of the fact that Satan is the god of this world in the present era, God has plans for it to run properly, if implemented.
Our citizenship is in heaven and we are not to be "conformed to this world", but we are in the world for a Kingdom-of-God purpose.
God's plan deals with the three institutions which He has set up for a strong nation under God. They are church, state and government.
All have a Biblically ordained role. There are principles for all three institutions laid out in the scriptures. Satan knows that if he can mess these up, like a tripod with wonky or missing legs...it will fall over.
Hosea 4:1-3 "There is no truth mercy or knowledge of God in the land...therefore the land will mourn and all who live there will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air, even the fish will lost."
The above verse shows very clearly why many nations are doomed.
Acts 17:26 "He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation." The word for 'nation' here is the word "ethnos" which means ethnic people group.
Gods plan for the nations is to have boundaries based on where the nations (ethnic groups) live. Many wars have been fought because someone has put a boundary right through a nations land. The devil's plan is a world of no borders.
1Timothy 2:1-3 "I exhort first of all that supplications prayers giving of thanks be made for all men, kings and all in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence."
Isaiah 60:12 "The nation and kingdom that won't serve you will perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined."
Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation who's God is the Lord."
Genesis 12:2-3 "I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and curse those who curse you." There are no nations on this earth that have ever prospered for long who have come against Israel. Yes, many have lasted for some time, and yes God has used some to punish rebellious Israel, but none have endured.
God compares the last days to the "days of Noah and Lot" Those days were characterised by incredible evil, witchcraft, homosexuality and rebellion among the nations. They were also characterised by absolute ignorance, complacency and disregard for the many many warnings given by God and His servants.
The people then refused to repent bringing the judgements of God upon themselves. They were without excuse.
Jeremiah 4:26 "I beheld and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness and all its cities were broken down at the presence of the Lord, by His fierce anger."
God's plan for the religions of the world:
The church in the world is alright, but the world in the church is all wrong!
Little bit by little bit, an every-growing part of the church is becoming flooded with the world and its ways. On a personal note, I cut my spiritual teeth on the sermons of Charles Finney, Watchman Nee, A.W Tozer, Derek Prince and the like. These old-school preachers pulled the carpet out from under you! They called a spade a spade and were in many respects hellfire and brimstone preachers with plenty of love righty divided and applied. They had a very high conversion and staying rate...nothing like we have today.
Today we have one spineless wimp after another preaching watered down non-offensive, powerless trash, with their Jezebel wives running their lives from the sidelines. They call their circuses anointed! They have trashed the church and turned into nothing better than the local sports club.
Of course God has His true church as well, but that's not our subject now. A study of God's assessment of the church in the seven letters of the Revelation shows clearly that many who think they are okay will be "spat out" and cast into "great tribulation."
Many of these counterfeit churches are already and will continue to join the satanically charged multi-faith movement. They will meet their doom with the other religions of the world. The church is supposed to be the pure, separated bastion of truth, undefiled with the world and it's ways.
Everything outside of the cross is a counterfeit. Of course you don't have to believe that, but it won't change the truth. Anything not cleansed by the cross and the blood of Messiah will eventually manifest and reveal the spirit of Satan behind it.
Deuteronomy 12:2-4 "You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations you shall dispossess, served their gods...and you shall destroy their alters, break their sacred pillars and burn their wooden images...you shall cut down their carved images of their gods and destroy their names from that place. You shall not worship the Lord your God with such things..."
Jeremiah 10:2 "Do not learn the way of the Gentiles...for the customs of the people are futile"
Revelation: 17:1-6 "Come I will show you the judgement of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication...and I saw this woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the martyrs of Jesus." This is speaking of all false religion. The rest of this portion of scripture goes on to identify the antichrist and false prophet as they are condemned to "perdition."
The image above may be hugely prophetic in more ways than one. I'll fill you in when needs be.
God's plan for the environment:
The natural environment is extremely beautiful, but it too has been tortured by fallen man. It shared in the curse that came upon Adam. But we are now very close to the time when this will all change.
Romans 8:18-22 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly awaits the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, (curse) not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself will also be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole of creation groans and labours with birth pangs together until now."
This curse that came upon the earth itself was symbolised in the earth springing forth with "thorns and thistles." Yeshua/Jesus did take the curse on the earth while He was being crucified. This was symbolised in the crown of thorns, but this was done positionally. It still has to be worked out at a specific time in the near future. It's just like our salvation. We are saved now, but there is still a glorious future outworking and manifestation coming.
The verse below is one which the Lord birthed in me the second I read it for the first time many years ago in the 1970s. It was as if our Lord was speaking directly to me. Since then I've had a much deeper passion for the environment and a particularly deep hatred for those who wreck it and use it as a plaything...like hunters. Especially Christian hunters. You are the scum of the earth!
Jeremiah 9:10 "I will take up a weeping and a wailing for the mountains and the inhabitants of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that no one can pass through them, nor can men hear the voice of the animals. Both the birds of the heavens and the beast have fled; they are gone."
Psalm 96:11-13 "Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad; Let the sea roar in all its fullness, let the fields be joyful and all that is in it. Then all the tress of the woods will rejoice before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness and the people with His truth."
Job 39:8 "The range of the mountains is his pasture and he searches after every green thing."
Isaiah 44:23 "Break forth into singing you mountains O forest and every tree in it! For the Lord has redeemed Jacob and glorified Himself in Israel."
In its current state there is so much incredible spectacular beauty in the earth. But it's going to get a million times better very soon!
The thing is that God is so holy and Satan so evil, that never the twain shall meet. God cleanses every single area where Satan has had any involvement or access. Even the heavens above will be cleansed by fire.
The new world:
The spectacular, magnificent, wonderful, delightful, tranquil millennium reign of Christ is not far off. Unbeliever, you won't see it.
Revelation 11:15 "...The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ."
1John 5:4 "Whatever is born of God overcomes the world"
2 Peter1:4 "We have His great and precious promises that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world."
John 12:25 "He who loves his life will lose it and he who hates his life in this world, will keep it for eternal life.
John 10:5 "His sheep follow Him, for they know His voice, they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him for they do not know the voice of a stranger."
●The Hebrew word "Talya" means "the dew of heaven." Nice hey! (I think someone reading this is going to name their child Talya.) The dew of heaven will soon soak into this renewed earth.
The millennium of peace will be dawning very soon. It will come in on the devastation and destruction of everything outside of the cross of Christ.
God's plan for the world is simply to purify it. It will be cleansed of every inch of evil. It will be cleansed of every person who is in rebellion to God and enslaved to the world and it's god, Satan. You need all of God's promises applied into your life now, so that you can be equipped in these days.
A new world in a new age of perfection is coming, like an unstoppable train. You need to be on it or you will be run over by it. The love of God includes purification and you can have it all now through the cleansing work of the cross of Christ.
Meaning and purpose can only be found when you come into the plan of God for which you were created.
So yes, God's plan for the world is to bomb the hell out of it and once hell is cleansed from it, a glorious new world of holiness, purity and victory will fill this once-evil world, but that is not going to happen without huge monumental dramas along the way.
Daniel 7:14 "Then to Him was given dominion glory and a kingdom, that all peoples nations and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which will not pass away."
Heaven or hell:
Did you know that your hero, chief Sitting Bull gave up his ways and believed in Messiah shortly before he died? Wouldn't that be a big surprise if you also got saved and bumped into Sitting Bull in heaven? The traditions of many nations, just like yours, are born in witchcraft. You need to forsake the evil ways and turn to our Lord in surrender. What He adds back into your life is His business. It may be that headdress, but you first must dethrone it all.
Hey, pretty woman, as a westerner, you have a million opportunities to hear and know the truth. You can walk into any book shop and buy one of a dozen Bible translations. And you spend your money on the luxuries of this world! You worship the demon-possessed celebrities of Hollywood. They are your gods. You will meet them in hell, if you don't respond to the love of God. He created you for an incredible purpose and plan. Have you stolen your life from God? Hell will be full of lots of beautiful people!
Here is an inspiring painting by Maxfield Parrish entitled "Hope"
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!