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23rd October 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Some mistakes and presumptions:
My job is not just to go with the flow. It is to help, inspire and lead us into all truth. That involves identifying error.
My job is to stick a sword in your heart (sometimes) and make you feel good about it.
In these days, doctrinal error is a pandemic. It need not be so for you. Our God is not a God of confusion. Satan is!
There are doctrinal errors that are not of importance. Others can rock your faith!
Some are a real game changer, when you see the truth in them!
Here are a few end-time errors doing the rounds today. Some are important and some not so:
●Without the centrality of the cross you can get by: No you can’t. This is the single biggest error ever, which will send you on a roller-coaster to hell. Without it and its personal application, in daily cross-bearing, you will be left powerless and under the deception of your own power of self and human reasoning.
●The absence of the baptism in the Spirit will get you by: It will get you by as a failure. The failure to use the gifts and the armour of God is an error that will see you deceived and defeated in these days – for sure!
●Mistake = “The great apostasy”: The term is not in the Bible! (2 Thessalonians 2:3) “The falling away,” correctly interpreted means the departure, or removal of the church in rapture. (See edition 517 for more) Some other verses do speak of deteriorating faith amongst certain churches.
●Mistake= “No one knows the day or hour” of the rapture: The term is not in the Bible! (Matthew 24:36) “Of this day and hour, no one knows,” is the correct term. If you read all the surrounding verses, they refer to the condition in the tribulation period. In context, it has nothing at all to do with the rapture – go and read the chapter, not just the verse.
●Mistake= The rapture is imminent; it could happen anytime as there are no signs for it: This is wrong. There are numerous signs for of the tribulation period and the dispensation change from the church age to the final seven years. A pre-tribulation rapture therefore has all of those signs as well.
If the rapture / tribulation start does not occur on a feast of trumpets, it would leave that feast unfulfilled and the remaining ones out of sync. That alone is a huge weight of evidence. The pattern of exact, to the day, literal fulfilment of the prophetic aspect of the feasts is clearly revealed in the fulfilments of the previous five feasts.
●Mistake= “The days of the tribulation will be shortened”: (Matthew 24:22) No they will not be shortened. The word usage means that the days of the tribulation period are cut out in time. The seven year period is the cut-out period. It does not mean actual days will not be 24 hours anymore. (Numerous commentaries support this)
●Mistake= “End-time knowledge shall increase: (Daniel 12:4) this, quite simply means that knowledge of these particular end-time events will increase as they near. General knowledge of all sorts, expanding over time, is no sign at all. It is obvious.
●Mistake= “The antichrist will confirm an existing peace treaty / covenant: (Daniel 9:27) so, what covenant would that be? There is no existing seven-year covenant, which identified the antichrist, which involves the rebuilt temple, or fits the requirements of Daniel 9:27 and others.
The word means to make a “strong covenant.” The Amplified Bible has it right – read it.
●Mistake= The Abrahamic Accords are the Daniel 9:27 peace treaty, because they use the term, “peace and safety”. That is pure short-sighted hogwash, presented largely by the always wrong brigade. (I have much more, shocking and very surprising things to share on this. I just need to find a place to fit it in.)
●Mistake= The cause of end-time judgements: There is a great variety of opinions here, some are most reasonable, some are not, and some are plainly insane. The general consensus among the mature, long standing pastors and teachers, which I fully concur with, is that the reasons are that “light” and “salt” (the church) has gone dim relating to the worldwide pandemic of abortion, homosexuality and other sins of rebellion to the word of God.
The insane presumption is that God has brought all the world troubles, like the corona virus on the world, because Trump divided Israel. Trump has not divided Israel, the “Deal of the Century” has not been ratified and is null and void.
To say that God brought the virus and other judgments on the world because Trump divided Israel is to play right into the hands of the devil and make a mockery of God. It is misdirection away from the real causes.
●Mistake= “The blood will run to the horses bridles for 1600 stadia (1 stadia =630 ft. The length is 1,008,000 ft.) (Revelation 14:20) This does not mean that the blood will run that deeply during the wrath of God. It is physically impossible for blood to run that far and deep.
The verse likens the situation to a horse trampling the grapes under a tribulum (wine press), which gets splattered with grape juice up to the horses bridles. (Isaiah 63:2, Revelation 19:13)
●Mistake= End-time signs are for the church: This is a widespread and deeply entrenched error. The truth is that end-time signs are primarily for Israel, and the unbeliever, and occur within Israel’s divided dispensation (Old Covenant and seven-year tribulation.) True signs are supernatural events. The church is not to be led by signs! We are led by the Spirit of God. If it’s a true supernatural sign, it will influence and draw people in to be saved. If it’s a lying sign it will wreck the faith of many, when discovered as a lie. (The classic was the Revelation 12-sign – lie, which wrecked the faith of many when it failed.)
Bear in mind that biblical truth roars. It bites and devours as it confronts. It also comforts and edifies, when you’re on the right side. The Jewish Lion and the Lamb is the essence of truth! It is not to be taken lightly, trivialised or changed. Truth is the Lamb and the Lion, not the Catholic ham and bunny.
If you are out in the wild African bush, there is a continuous symphony and chorus of natures beautiful sounds. When a nearby lion begins to roar, all else falls silent. I have observed that personally many times – it’s incredible. When the King speaks even the air reverberates and others shut up.
Today we are not seeing very much talk or teaching on the growing proliferation of demonic activity. This sets up many for defeat.
These are the days in which you need full on spiritual warfare.
The message of the word to the world must be alive with the Spirit of God, and when rightly applied it will convict, rebuke, alarm you, disturb you, and pull the carpet out from under you.
Soon coming judgement could be the day of your greatest rejoicing ever, or the beginning of you eternal regret. It will be one or the other, you can bank on that and you will not wiggle out of it.
The prophetic word is a navigator in troubled times. But today the prophetic word is being assaulted from without and within.
Edition 129: August 4th 2012
News events and commentary:
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●Syria is fast descending into chaos and anarchy with no solution in sight. ***It’s looking more and more like the early days of Isaiah 17! Again, the situation in Syria is not of any prophetic consequence until Israel is drawn in.
●We’re seeing a rapid escalation in the dovetailing of may prophetic events. These things are likely to speed up even more.
Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Khmenei meets with Iran’s top military leaders and says, “We’ll be at war within weeks.” (Debka File)
Here’s the video clip:
●Iran’s media (The Kayhan newspaper) calls on Syria to attack Israel (24th July)
●Iran is preparing the “Mahdi’s special forces.” The Qud forces told to step up terrorism in preparation for the coming Islamic messiah. “Islam will defeat all world powers.” says their leader. (WND world 31st July)
●Iran is currently preparing for uranium enrichment to the 60% level. This is weapons grade.
●Iran’s Ahmeadinejad says on his website “The ultimate goal of world forces must be to destroy Israel” (2nd August 2012)
●Obama signs expansion of military cooperation with Israel.
●Obama says he’s committed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear arms.
●US State Dept reports “global rise in Anti-Semitism”
Edition 127 is titled, “Refuting the post-tribulation rapture position.” I’m amazed how many people in the post-tribulation camp are directly hostile. Some have the manners of a pig; others are blinded in their legalism.
Some have sent me insulting emails, some seriously questioning and others disagreeing agreeably.
The bad mannered pigs, I won’t bother answering.
For the others, I thought it right to add a little to the debate / discussion.
It’s a huge subject so there really are many different issues to deal with.
The big issues:
It seems that many in the post-tribulation rapture camp have a big problem with dispensations. It is central to the debated so let’s take it a bit further.
Many post tribbers reject Bible dispensations. They simply say; “there are no dispensations.” “There is no dispensation of grace or the church age,” they say.
They believe that God has never changed in His dealings with mankind. They quote verses like “God never changes.”
Many say completely ridiculous things like “the word rapture isn’t in the Bible.” Or “dispensations is a modern doctrine and also not in the Bible. I answered those in edition 127 so, I won’t go into it again.
An undeniable answer:
Okay, dispensation-rejecters, how are you going to answer this?
If you believe the Bible you have to believe in the coming Millennium. It’s in hundreds of scriptures Old and New Testaments.
●The soon coming Millennium is the thousand year era or age of perfection.
●It’s a time of universal holiness. There is no sin present.
●It’s the time when Satan is bound.
●It’s the time-period when there is no curse on the earth. Nature itself is liberated. It’s the era of environmental perfection.
●Human longevity is restored.
●Present day believers will be ruling and reigning in the universe with our Lord.
There’re dozens of other characteristics of the Millennium in the scriptures that make it a unique time-period.
We’re currently right at the end of the six thousand years of man since Adam. (There is a pre-Adamic era, which I’m not going to go into now.) Six is the number of man under sin. Seven is the number of spiritual perfection. So, the Millennium then, is this era of perfection.
Is the Millennium a dispensation? Of course it is!!!!! It’s a totally different time-period to all others. It has completely different characteristics to all others. The Millennium is the most classical dispensation fit that ever was!
Has God changed in the Millennium? No of course not. Has God changed His operations? You bet!
If you reject dispensations what are going to do with the Millennium?
You see, you can’t have your cake and eat it! You can’t call the Millennium something else or nothing. What are you going to do with the dispensation that is the Millennium? What are you going to call it?
If the Millennium is a dispensation, which it is, obviously that means there’re others too. Not so?
The Bible’s position:
It’s important to identify the source of your truth.
2 Peter 1:12 “I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know them and are established in the present truth.”
The above verse speaks of being established in the present truth. What is that? Well, it’s Peter writing well into the church era. In other words, the “present truth” is the New Testament epistles.
Let me ask you this. Are you well established in the present truth? Is it the centre of your Biblical study and life? The problem is that many post-tribbers are well-established in the Old Testament. You can see it and hear it. Their balance is off.
Now don’t go overboard, of course we must know the Old Testament. In fact please know it very well! But it’s the “shadow” of the New, according to the Bible itself.
Those who believe in dispensations must also be careful not to go overboard and over-dispensationalise things. Those who do take dispensations too far and make a rigid “box” and say things like nothing from one dispensation can apply or relate to another.
That’s also wrong.
There’re many other issues and factors in favour of dispensations, but I’m not going to bother, because the anti-dispensationalist has no legitimate answer to the above.
I’ve never yet heard an anti-dispensationer come up with an explanation for the nine uses of the original word in the New Testament.
Reverse replacement theology:
This may come as a shock to many but it’s very real in this day.
Normal replacement theology is simply the replacing of the Jews with the church. It claims that God has finished with the Jews and all the scriptures relating to their future blessing are for the church only.
Now within the Messianic community and amongst some Torah upholders we have the exact opposite taking place. They deny the existence of the church believing that there is no distinction between the church and Israel. This obviously comes from the rejection of dispensations.
It’s a dangerous, subtle deception, disrespecting the work of God amongst the Gentiles. Like normal replacement theology it is founded on pride.
We must understand the difference between wrath, correction, discipline and punishment. The Bible uses all of them but God doesn’t use wrath on His own family. The tribulation period is characterised by wrath.
Persecution comes to believers. Persecution is Satan coming against righteousness. In the tribulation period the wrath of God comes against “all unrighteousness” and all sin and sinners. God removed His wrath from us on the cross of Christ. But as believers we are still subject to Satan’s troubles. It’s very important to understand these distinctions.
By the way, regular readers know full well that I identify with Israel and the Jews. I identify with the Torah and believe and use the Old Testament scripture a lot. I don’t allow post tribulational beliefs to cause division, except where the disagreement comes from fowl mannered arrogant pigs.
Regular readers know that I have major problem with many aspects of the church, but I will stand with and for Israel and the true church.
The true Messianic believer has a balanced approach to both Jew and Gentile, with the scriptures rightly divided and applied.
Those who deny the dispensations of the church, have a major problem with the seven letters to the churches of the Revelation.
One individual sent me an email questioning the existence of the church. He’s one of them with a good manner. He says that church is not found anywhere in the Old Testament and then implies that the church as a separate entity can’t exist in the New Testament either. God only has one people according to this belief.
The logic is good but here’s something to think about. The church is also nowhere to be found in the book of Revelation, in its dealing with the tribulation period. It is found right at the start before the “come up here” verse. This is where John is caught up to heaven to witness the tribulation events.
Of course the church is not in the Old Testament. The church came into existence at Pentecost and not before. To the Old Testament people the church was a “mystery,” says the Bible.
But why is the church not seen in the Revelation? It’s simply because the Revelation is in fact the closing of the Old Testament dispensation. It’s not in the Old Testament and not in the Revelation, which is the OT close!
If the church is not in the Old Covenant and not in the Revelation where is it? Ah yes you’re right, it’s in heaven.
If you reject dispensations you have a problem with a great many verse.
By the way again, The Bible compares legalism with witchcraft. Perhaps that’s why some of the Jezebels get so freaked out when you don’t believe exactly what they do!
We’re heading very fast for some dramatic times. Doctrinal correctness is important, but not an issue for division in the more complex issues. It’s important to be right with God to the best of our ability, but being right with Him also means being right in attitude to those in our family, but with slightly differing beliefs.
God is doing a new thing. He’s bringing about a great restoration of all things based on His truth.
The worst and best of times are coming!
Okay dispensations or not, our Lord is coming soon. Things are getting hot!
If our Lord is coming soon what can you do to be ready?
Make sure you are well rooted in our Lord. The storms are coming!
The most important thing is to set your heart and soul after our Lord and His word with “all your heart.” Obviously this involves great humility and dethroning self and ego.
The power of the world system, the flesh nature and the demonic is strong and must be broken in our lives.
Many believers are not even aware what the world is and how much they’re dominated by self or me-now thinking.
As we apply the cross to our lives we will be “led into all truth.”
There’s great safety in truth. There may be temporary safety in error for the believer, but if your heart is really after our Lord and not church doctrine, it won’t be long before truth will be your friend and error your enemy.
Too many people have truth and error as a friend.
To be ready, we also need to deal with Satan and demonic influences in our lives.
What you say! That’s not me. Okay, I agree Satan can’t get to your re-created spirit being. But Satan gets to the believer and trips him up.
●Satan dulls our lives.
●He burns us out.
●He makes our lives dry.
●He gives us a hard heart.
●He wastes our time on useless stupid things.
●He sidetracks us and leads us off course
●He robs us of valuable time.
●He is responsible for stealing or preventing believers from getting their eternal rewards.
The world system is Satan’s kingdom and playground; give the devil no place!
We are “in the world but not of it”, so how do we know where to draw the line?
The Spirit of God sanctifies our walk in and through the world in the areas where we don’t really have too much choice. We need to eat, we need transportation, we need to work. Do we need the world’s entertainment? Do we need to keep up with the world’s opinions and ways? No not at all. Worldliness is not sanctified.
You’ll be amazed at how many believers are openly in love with the world and how many are secretly in love with the world. Obviously these believers are in great spiritual danger!
Make your life count its valuable because time is short!
The Bible speaks of numbering our days. That doesn’t mean counting them but making them count!
Christian Zionists: True Biblical believers Jew and Gentile, who have a heart for the Jews and God’s salvation plan for them, which includes their return to the land.
Messianic Believer: Believers in Yeshua / Jesus who fulfil the Abrahamic calling and expression of faith, which is to the Jew and the Gentile. They hold to a Hebraic character of faith and reject pagan occult traditions in the church.
The Church: The normal view is the organised institution based Roman Catholic and Calvinist influences (rejected by the Messianic believers.) The institutionalised church is full of divisions and is characterised by the pagan festivals of Christmas, Easter, and the like. Generally the church does not have a heart for God’s plan for the Jews and the land of Israel.
The Restoration: This applies to many churches that are recognising the new work of God with the Jews and Israel. These churches are starting to become “Messianic.” They are restoring the Hebraic roots of the church and casting off the Babylonian roots. These are they with the “Key of David.”
We as Messianic believers affirm that God has not abandoned the Jews nor has He rejected the true church. We affirm that God has a heart for both. We affirm the need for both the believing Jews and Gentiles to embrace each other in full truth.
The Gentile believers must learn that grace does not mean licence and the Jews must learn that legalism is as witchcraft.
I reject the Jew- hating church fathers and their doctrines...all of them
I believe in dispensations and the related pre-tribulation rapture. I’m fully aware that it’s a highly complex issue and as a result is not an issue for division with those of the post-trib camp. I have many good friends who are post-tribbers. (I’ll wave to them as I go)
If we’re all still here in the tribulation, I’ll say sorry and organise a huge party for us all, with lots of wine.
I affirm that the New Testament epistles are the main and central teaching for the church. (Yes I do know the book of Galatians backwards)
I affirm all the wonderful promises to the Jews, the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem in this day. I reject all forms of replacement theology. I reject the new reverse replacement theology that removes the true church.
I affirm that much of the church will join the antichrist and go right through the tribulation as revealed in the seven letters to the churches in the Revelation.
What an absolute pleasure it is to cast yourself into the everlasting arms of our Lord! What safety, security and glory!
Ezekiel 36:22-27 “ Thus says the Lord God, “I do not do this for your sake O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations, wherever you went. And I will sanctify My great name which has been profaned among the nations and the nations shall know that I am the Lord, when I am hallowed in you before their eyes”, says the Lord God. “For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all the countries and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from your filthiness and from your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new Spirit within you. I will take the heart of stone out of you and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgements and do them.”
Here’s an amazing painting by Marc Chagall titled “Resurrection”
Shalom and grow in grace!