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- Next on the prophetic agenda will be Israel, again thrust into the limelight and crosshairs! Annexation of Judea and Samaria on July 1st is a “hard deadline” – Netanyahu.
- Riots / insurrections worldwide are being seen and believed to be orchestrated by a central force and financier. (Soros) But it is the force of pure evil that is at work. It’s the devil’s coup attempt! (Psalm 2:1-4)
- US jobs report smashes expectations positively. US markets close to all time record highs, with more to come. (Markets are forward looking.)
►Regular readers of The Prophetic Scroll are hereby informed that this Covid19 virus will not come near you. I and my prayer team are praying this as a specific prayer of protection over you.
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
This verse, below was given to me by our Lord in December last year to give to you as the crowning verse for 2020. This was just before the corona-virus became a world pandemic:
The heading is, “Babylon humiliated.” End-time Babylon is the modern world system:
Isaiah 47:10-11 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; You have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Proverbs 24:21 (Amp) “My son, reverently fear the Lord and king, and do not associate with those given to changing allegiances and revolution.”
Proverbs 28:28 (Amp) “When the wicked arise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the constantly righteous increase and become many.”
Proverbs 28:2 (Amp) “When a land transgresses, it has many rulers; but when the ruler is a man of discernment, understanding and knowledge, its stability will last long.”
Psalm 9:17 (Amp) “The wicked shall be turned back into premature death, into Sheol (hell), even all the nations that forget God.”
Psalm 120:7 “I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
5th June 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Why and when God judges:
But first: What’s happening now is the attempted overthrow of God, His authority structures and the creation of the new world order system of false gods, idols, icons and release of hosts of demons.
The world is redefining God and His word to their standards and values, but it is the standards and values of Satan, their unseen god.
Here is a profound verse which I am applying to the current riots and upheavals:
Isaiah 59:6-8 (Separated from God) “...Their works are works of iniquity, and violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways. They have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace.”
I have spoken a lot lately about where we are on the prophetic clock and what is happening now and why. I’ve used the analogy of the forerunners of the four runners of the apocalypse. We are not in the tribulation period yet, but in the time of birth-pangs and forerunners.
The big judgements upon the world of the tribulation period are seen in the events brought onto the stage by the four riders of the apocalypse.
But now I would like to look into the reasons for the big judgements of the tribulation, which are obviously the same reasons for the troubles being brought on now in the form of forerunners.
Big historic judgements of God:
The big judgements from God in the Old Covenant were for these reasons:
●Molech the evil god of child sacrifice: This god was worshipped by the offering of infants, including those from abortions as a sacrifice in fires under his outstretched bronze hands. This occurred in the Valley of the son of Hinnom, (Gehenna). The place became known as cursed for these murders. Today it is still believed to be cursed. (Jeremiah 32:34-35, 2 Kings 23:10) Gehenna is identified with Armageddon.
●Noah: The world then was destroyed by flood for rampant sin, including homosexuality, complacency in the face of predicted judgement, and mocking of judgement to come.
●Sodom & Gomorra: These cities were destroyed by fire for persistent, aggressive homosexuality and refusal to repent.
●Babylon & Babel: Babylon and the tower of Babel were destroyed by God for rampant sin, humanistic unity, false religion, and trying to reach God and be like Him, – man’s way. “Babylon was never to rise again.” (Jeremiah 51:64, Isaiah 13:20) But end-time Babylon is here again, as revealed in many verses. It is NOT the original city. It is now the end-time world system. End-time Babylon has its religion Catholicism and similar orthodox beliefs. The true church is commanded to “flee from Babylon.” (Jeremiah 51: 6-9, and Revelation 17&18)
●Jericho: Was destroyed for rampant sin, and for obstructing the children of Israel on their journey to the Promised Land.
Here are the reasons collectively: ●Rampant unrepentant sin and wickedness. ● Homosexuality which today includes the redefining of God’s institution of marriage and family. ●Abortion. ●Complacency in the face of coming judgement. ●Mocking God’s ways and coming judgement. ●Humanism which includes the philosophy of “I am,” and there is no other. ●False religion of all sorts. ●Coming against Israel.
Here’s the big question: Do you see these sins in the world today? Do you see the world repenting of these things?
Let’s be clear on one thing. The world will not repent, because that’s what the Bible shows. But many individuals in the world will and are repenting even now.
Do you see how difficult it is for the world to repent? These sins have become so normalised and entrenched in modern society that they have become a human right! And even some deceived churches are supporting these judgment-bringing sins!
The gradual normalisation of sin has been done mainly by the mass-media.
So, the four riders of the apocalypse are ready to ride, for the above reasons. When they do, they will race swiftly onto the stage – suddenly!
Because of unrepentant, continuing and worsening sin, God has blinded the minds of the unbeliever and Satan has blinded their minds to the salvation of God.
Matthew 11:25 “I thank You Father Lord of heaven and earth because you have hidden these things from the wise (in self) and prudent, and have revealed them to babes.”
The sin of obstructing Israel:
►But first: Interestingly the organisation “Black Lives Matter (BLM) contains a foundational document rejecting the right of the Jews to their homeland and other anti-Semitic statements.
●Why did God destroy nations and kingdoms that came against the children of Israel, and those that attacked Jerusalem in the Old Covenant?
●Why did God not destroy the nations that divided Israel and Jerusalem in the days since the cross? (For example Jordan, Turks, Britain).
●Why did God not destroy Germany after the Holocaust?
●Why has God not destroyed the many churches including the Catholic church that formed, promoted and practise replacement theology, which is simply the theology of dividing Israel and Jerusalem?
It is because we are in the church age of grace and the longsuffering of God. (2Peter 3:9, Acts 17:30) This is the era of God overlooking these things. (Read those two verses).
But woe to them all when the age of grace ends and the world returns to the Old Covenant ways of doing things. God’s severe, immediate, demonstrative judgement is the main characteristic of the tribulation.
The main verse used by many against dividing Jerusalem is Joel 3:2. But this occurs in the tribulation period if you read the surrounding context. That is not in the church age, but the next dispensation, the seven year tribulation or closing of the Old Covenant.
If this is the case, which I challenge anyone to dispute, then, the current virus troubles and riots are not because the US divided Israel or Jerusalem, which it did not do anyway.
If you recall, I applied the key of David, which no one can remove, to President Trump for his biblical moves on Jerusalem. (Revelation 3:7, Isaiah 22:22) He still holds that key! The world is trying its damndest to get the key out of his hands!
I have mentioned this many times but it bears repeating. The next big thing on the prophetic agenda is war. It will be war against Israel and in the Middle East, as the war-rider rides out of the starting gates.
►►►Jeremiah 4:19 “O my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart. My heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you, O my soul, have heard the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.”
Once the four riders race out of the starting gates, the world will cry for peace, but this is what they will get:
Revelation 6:4 “Another horse, fiery red went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth and that people should kill one another, and there was given to him a great sword.”
Do you see why it’s not a good idea to go to the races?
It is of utmost importance to know what is going on behind the scenes in all these things.
My friends, true deep, glorious peace and rest is only for the true believer, going deep with the things of God!
Edition 187. December 23rd 2013
The great Christmas deception:
Before getting into this edition, and due to the date, I would like to briefly address the Christmas issue and the greatest, longest, satanic deception in history. If you have a problem with this short piece, just Google “The origins of Christmas” (and Easter for that matter).
Quite simply every single aspect of Christmas is rooted in Babylonian occult, devil worship. Constantine a worshipper of Babylonian gods, introduced it into the church. Later the Catholic church entrenched it into their practise. The reason was to make the church more palatable for the worldly masses and to keep the Jew, whom they hated, out of the church. The reformers all tried to reform the church towards the end of the dark ages, but they were all anti-Semitic Jew haters as well, so they left Christmas alone.
Christmas is highly elevated by the world. That alone should tell you plenty. But God has plenty to say about it in His word. Many Christians say that they don’t actually worship the satanic Babylonian gods; they just use the names and the practices!
Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the pagans.” (This goes on to condemn the cutting down of the fir tree and decorating it with gold and silver!)
Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.”
Deuteronomy 12:2-3 “You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations that you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree, and you shall destroy their alters, break their sacred pillars, burn their wooden images with fire; you shall cut down the carved images of their gods and destroy their names from that place.”
Isaiah 43:12 “There was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses says the Lord.”
The word “judgement” can be a very fearful and hated thing, or it can be something to be embraced and welcomed.
In light of the previous edition, in which I spent some time analysing the ‘salvation by works’ issue, we need to have a look at this liberating and very serious subject that will affect every human being on this earth.
No human will escape judgment. Its effects and consequences will be eternal. Amazingly, very few Christians bother to find out anything about this the most serious and gravity-filled subject in the universe.
For your benefit what I want to look at in this edition is judgement relating to salvation, loss of salvation, reward, loss of reward, and backsliding.
In this edition I’ve provided you with a lot of verses, letting them speak for themselves. You can use them as reference.
Salvation and loss of salvation:
The issue of salvation is very clearly spelt out in the Bible. It matters nothing at all if your church teaches anything apart from the following verses. (As many do!) Salvation according to the Catholic church is a lie from the pits. Salvation according to most denominational churches and especially all those holding to the doctrines of Calvinism, is wrong.
Salvation for the mentally impaired, young children and unborn children murdered by their mothers, is another issue altogether. They will be saved. The Bible says that little is required from those to whom little is given. According to Romans 1:18-21 speaks of the fact that those who have not heard the gospel were able to respond to God even by recognising His attributes in nature. “They are without excuse.”
These verses below are of monumental importance. Please read them without any church glasses on.
By putting together key words from the verses below we conclude: Eternal salvation is exclusive through wilful, deliberate belief in Yeshua the Messiah and being born-again in and through faith in the cross, which is not of works, and results in a supernatural new creation. The new birth comes at a point in time (like a natural birth) by choice.
It is of eternal importance to understand this clearly, because this is the BIG item that all will be judged on.
John 3:3 “Unless one is born again he will not even see the kingdom of heaven.”
John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and He who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
John 10:27-28 “My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.”
John 14:6 “Yeshua said to him, I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast.”
Acts 4:12 “There is no salvation in any other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved.”
1 Corinthians 1:18 “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 “If anyone is in Messiah he is a new creation; old things have passed away and behold all things have become new.”
Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptised will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.”
Matthew 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.”
Romans 3:28 “We conclude that man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.”
Loss of salvation:
This has become a controversial subject, but it is plain, simple and easy to see and understand from the truth of the scriptures alone. Many have come up with all sorts of presumptions based on linguistic gymnastics that ignore the plain text of these verses.
The following verses are filled with severity. Please don’t take them lightly.
By putting together key words from the following verses we can conclude: If you reject and expel the finished work of the cross which was in you by the new birth, you can’t crucify the Lord twice and get your salvation back again. If you deny, expel and reject the Holy Spirit in you, you are eternally lost.
Hebrews 6:4-6 “It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to open shame.”
2 Timothy 2:11-12 “If we died with Him, we shall also live with Him. If we endure, we shall also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us.”
Mark 3:29 “But he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation.”
Revelation 2:5 “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent.”
1 Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.”
John 6:66 “From that time on many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.”
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavour, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under the foot of men.”
1 Corinthians 16-17 “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys this temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” (This verse applies to suicide.)
Ephesians 1:13 and numerous other verses teach that our salvation is sealed and secure in all normal circumstances. We must also be aware of the unusual circumstances contained in the verses above! We do not drift in and out of salvation based on sin. But there is a limit, which if crossed is the end of the road.
Rewards and loss of rewards:
The believers’ rewards:
True believers will never be judged for their salvation. They are saved! True believers only, will stand before the Lord at the “Judgment Seat of Messiah”, to be rewarded for works done by the inspiration and leading of the Spirit, after salvation.
It is important to note that Christians will not be rewarded for a “glass of cold water given”, but for a “glass of cold water given in His name”. There is a big difference. In other words rewards are not for general good, but for that which is done in His name and as a response to His leading.
2 Corinthians 5:10-11 “We must all appear before the judgement seat of Messiah that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are well- known to God.”
1 Corinthians 3:12-15 “Now if anyone builds on this foundation, (salvation in Messiah) with gold, silver, precious stones, wood hay and 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. I f anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
Revelation 19:8 “And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the clean linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
2 Timothy 4:8 “Finally there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge will give to me on that Day, and not only to me, but all who have loved His appearing.”
The Bible refers to crowns of reward given for various works done. These may or may not be literal physical crowns, but the result is the same. They will set-apart and distinguish one from another. The effects and results will be eternal.
Here is a list of them:
●The CROWN incorruptible. (Hebrews 12:1).
●The CROWN of rejoicing. (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20).
●The CROWN of Righteousness. (2 Timothy 4:8).
●The CROWN of life. (James 1:12).
●The CROWN of glory. (1Peter 5:2-5).
The Bible also reveals what sort of things the believer will be rewarded for.
Here are a few of them:
●How we treated other believers. (Hebrews 6:10).
●How we exercise our authority. (James 3:1).
●How we use our money. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
●How we spend our time. (Psalm 90:12, Ephesians 5:16).
●Our suffering for our Lord. (Romans 8:18, Matthew 5:11-12).
●How we deal with nature and the environment. (1 Corinthians 9:25-27, 2 Timothy 2:15, 1 Corinthians 16:3).
●Our witness for our Messiah. (Proverbs 11:30, Daniel 12:3).
●How we respond to temptation. (James 1:2-3).
●Our faithfulness to the word. (Acts 20:26-28, 2 Timothy 4:1-2)
Loss of reward:
1 Corinthians 3:12-15 “Now if anyone builds on this foundation, (salvation in Messiah) with gold, silver, precious stones, wood hay and 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.”
The verse above relates to all of us who are true believers. We all do dumb things sometimes and have all sinned. We all earn gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, and straw. The analogy is that when fire hits that big pile the gold, silver and precious stones remain and the wood, hay and straw leave only a puff of smoke.
What a wonderful promise. All our sins and rubbish will be forever gone and all the good stuff will have eternal consequences!
The guy on the cross next to our Lord made it, but he would have been one of those who made it by the skin of his teeth and all his life’s good and bad would be unrewarded.
Please note in the verse that we will “suffer loss” but be saved. I know we should be motivated by love and not for reward, but how good it is to see the extent of our Lord’s love.
Judgement to hell for the unbeliever:
Understand that this judgement is for all those who remain unsaved, who did not respond to the salvation message of the cross.
Revelation 20:11-15 “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away, and I saw the dead, small and great standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books....They were judged according to their works...Anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Matthew 11:24 “It will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgement than for you (Impenitent cities).
Matthew 25: 46 “These will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
By putting together key words from the verses above we conclude: Judgement to eternal hell for the unbeliever is based on works done. These people are not in the Book of Life and unsaved, so they have no imputed righteousness to stand before God.
What will the unbeliever be judged for?
The unbeliever stands before God based on his works without his sins forgiven. They will be judged for rejecting the opportunities that were presented to them to be saved. They will be judged for stealing their lives from God for themselves.
The unbeliever will be judged for his works. He will be judged because he missed the passing grade which is 100%. In other words if the unbeliever has ever committed one single sin even in thought, he fails. This contrasts with the saved rather dramatically! We who are saved receive the free gift of the 100% passing grade of Messiah and then are rewarded on top of that for our good works.
So, all the great works of all the great and small will amount to failure. Their judgement will be hell eternal.
Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore chose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”
Isaiah 66:4 “So will I choose their delusions, and bring their fears upon them; because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke they did not hear; but only did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.”
Jeremiah 8:5-6 “Why then has this people slidden back and why is Jerusalem in perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit, they refuse to return...No man repented of his wickedness.”
Hosea 14:4 “I will heal their backsliding (Israel), I will love them freely...”
There are numerous verses and parables relating to God’s love for the backslider. The prodigal son is a case in point. The verses above relate to the coming mass salvation of the Jewish people as they slide back into God’s favour.
Yes, God loves the backslider, but be aware that backslidesr are generally the most miserable people on earth. Their dangerous journey has a fateful end which is the rejection of and loss of salvation, if they do not turn and repent.
Luke 9:62 “No one having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Today a lot more than half the church is backslidden in heart. They are filled with their own ways!
In the coming days the pressures are going to intensify. Many backsliders will return with joy and many will go the way of horror. Your foundation must be secure.
What you must do:
●Do what these verses say. Make sure you know these verses and understand the gravity associated with them.
●Reject the error and false doctrines around these issues taught by the Calvinists, the Catholics and others.
●Measure yourselves against these verses and not each other or the opinions of man.
In this edition I have presented the simple truths of the Bible on these foundational issues. There is nothing complicated here at all. As important as the foundation is of a building, so these issues are most important and you must understand and get them right.
Today we live in a world of grey ambiguity, with everything being relative and with no absolutes. The divided church has presented a divided, messed up view on many of these basics.
I want you to understand that with God there is no ambiguity nor variable opinions on these big major issues. That is the purpose of this simple edition.
Ezekiel 37:21-22 “Thus says the Lord God: “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations wherever they have gone and gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land and on the mountains of Israel and one king shall be king over them all, they shall no longer be two nations.”
Zephaniah 3:9-10 “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language that they may all call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia , My worshippers, the daughters of My dispersed ones, shall bring My offering.”
Zechariah 8:23 “For thus says the Lord of hosts: “In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you for we have heard that God is with you.”
I took this picture lying down looking up into the sun. It speaks to me of purity and holiness – just the sort of cleanliness that comes our way as we judge ourselves now.
Isaiah 32:16-17 “Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness will remain in the fruitful field. The work of righteousness will be peace and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.”
Shalom and grow in grace!