This website is distinctly Messianic, comprising the Abrahamic expression of faith, which is to the Jew and the Gentile with a Hebraic character. We affirm the fullness of absolute truth contained in the Bible, embracing the cross and identifying with the convocations of the Lord as seen in the Feasts, the Sabbath and Passover. We reject the legalism of many in the Messianic movement. We reject the Babylonian Pagan traditions of the church. We consider all people Jews and Gentiles and those in all churches who are truly born of the Spirit of the living God to be one family. We reject institutional organised denominationalism (division). We foresee a great falling away of much of the church in these days, while at the same time a great restoration of part of the church. We affirm and identify with God's plan and call to the Jewish people in these days and will support and stand with them as future brothers and sisters. We stand happily with pre / mid/ and post tribbers. Our slant is cautiously pre-trib, but hey, post tribber...you're still family! Today much error has been added to Christendom and much truth has been removed. The Prophetic Scroll's aim is to deal with these issues and assist you on your road to glory.
I was saved in 1976 and became extremely interested in Bible prophecy, being an ex war-correspondent and photographer. My calling and aim is to share the dramatic and all-important issues of prophecy relating to our day. This is a calling to unfold and share the wisdom of God as contained in His word. There is also much teaching in these pages for your heart. It’s not all prophecy! Please study these things further yourself and understand that the format is non-exhaustive. Please search the scriptures to “see if these be true.” This is a "watchman" and Bible prophecy teaching website.
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●The recent US-led airstrike on Syria has led to a big zero again – so far. Israel was not involved in any way and no involvement came from Russia or Iran. Prophetically, it leaves us watching and waiting again. Of course, Russia may respond militarily at any time. We will watch. But for now it’s a waiting game again, and not the big event many are saying. It does however consolidate the players, identifying them. But they are still in the wings of the stage. There have been many threats and rhetoric from some nations, including Iran, but no action. Do bear in mind that this entire issue is volatile and can change in a flash...and probably will.
●As Israel warms up for its 70-year birthday celebrations, census numbers have been released. The population inside Israel now stands at 8.842 million. This is 43% of world Jewry. I wonder when it will hit the important biblical number of 888. Pretty soon I think!
●Funny thing this: The UN has just celebrated “International Day of Happiness.” Israel ranks highest in the “happiness” stakes – (BIN)
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.
Edition 189. January 5th 2014
The Prophetic Scroll’s vision and calling:
The Prophetic Scroll, vision and calling:
►Please note the prophecy towards the end.
In this edition I would like to personalise things and share with you some more of my testimony and calling, so that you know a little of the background to this publication, especially now as we go into some of the most serious and exciting things this world has ever seen.
As we head into this 2014 and the very important Jewish New Year to begin on September 24th , I need to lay out briefly the vision and purpose of The Prophetic Scroll.
Firstly, some background. I have been saved since 1976 but only really got going spiritually in 1980. I worked all my life in the media world covering everything from fashion to wars. It was this background, particularly as a war correspondent, that was behind the development of my passion for Biblical eschatology.
I turned my back on the secular media world, because my Lord very quickly opened my eyes to see the god of this world behind them all and in them all. I’ve also been (still am) involved in the world of high finance, macro- economics and analysis.
I have always had a passion for the environment, wildlife, and nature, spending much time in deserts, forests and wilderness areas working on endangered species and the preservation of bio-diversity. I’m a photo-journalist and artist by background and have also been in the financial industry since the late 80s.
In 1980 I began a desperate and extreme search to know my Lord more deeply, going on numerous long fasts and studies where I separated myself from all else for years, in this insatiable endeavour. I drew up a radical denial- of- self list back then, which I still adhere to today and have added to.
In those early days I studied in Bible school, and by correspondence. During my long fasts, I read my Bible through a number of times. I became a disciple of Derek Prince and the old-school men of God like Charles Finney, Watchman Nee and A.W. Tozer.
I have little time for the modern preachers and teachers, except for a handful. I have no time for preachers who deny the baptism of the Spirit and even less time for the multitudes of preachers who are into replacement theology. I have the utmost contempt for preachers adhering to multi-faith.
As a Berean (one who studies the Bible “to see if these things be true”), I had problems with what I was seeing in my own studies, in relation to what was being preached in many churches, and how quickly much of the church was going way off course and in fact fulfilling many Bible prophecies of its end-time deterioration.
I’ve been through some tough times, but I can say, thanks to my Lord that since being a believer, I’ve never backslidden and I’ve lived a stress-free life. My greatest passion is holiness, being ready for my Lord and now helping others along that path.
The most important verses of scripture to me have been the following:
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” (This relates to your heart).
Job 23:12 “I have not departed from the commandment of His lips, I have treasured His word more than my necessary food.” (This relates to the Bible).
I found by experience that no one can effectively serve our Lord until they have given their lives fully, and completely to Him and His word exclusively, without any church-dogma involved. On top of having a soft heart, sold out for our Lord, if you do not know your Bible well, you are in infinitely greater danger than you can imagine.
If you are full of the mixture of pagan traditions of the church and truth, you will not be used of our Lord.
Isaiah 43:12 “There was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses says the Lord.”
Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.” (Easter, Christmas etc.)
2 Kings 17:32-34 “...Priests of the high places sacrificed in the shrines of the high places. They feared the Lord, yet served their own gods according to the rituals of the nations...to this day they continue practicing their former rituals; they do not fear the Lord...”
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!)
The Prophetic Scroll will always condemn the paganism of the church and support the return to Biblical convocations and traditions, without the bondage of legalism involved.
I mention these things because they are much more important than most people imagine.
The leader of any ministry is a messenger of God and must meet certain Biblical conditions; least of all is a clear call from our Lord.
The messenger of the cross must be a crucified person. That was the title of a very good book by Watchman Nee. It was very good from God’s point of view, but devastating to the flesh! When I first got hold of the book in the early 80s, I devoured it, reading it about five times until I got the message deep into me. Talk about having the carpet pulled out from under you!
The messenger of the cross must have the self-life shattered and destroyed. He must have all pride and love for self and the world’s ways mercilessly annihilated. Only then can you be an effective messenger of the cross of Messiah.
I am not perfect, but I can assure you that this ministry is all God’s call and His choice and His doings.
The vision of the Prophetic Scroll:
2 Peter 1:19 “We have the prophetic word made more sure. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal squalid dark place, until the day breaks through the gloom and the Morning Star rises in your hearts.”
1 Peter 4:7 (Amp) The end and culmination of all things has now come near; keep sound minded and self-restrained and alert.”
Amos 3:7 “The Lord does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”
Jeremiah 33:3 (Amp) “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know or recognise, or have knowledge of nor understand.”
The vision is not to take the place of any Church. This is a support or para-church ministry called to present truth unashamedly, directly and pointedly, especially relating to the greatly neglected field of Bible prophecy. It is to fill in the huge gaps and to correct the enormous errors in much of the modern church. It is to help you prepare for the very soon coming Messiah and to assist you in old-school holiness.
A central purpose is to keep us all informed as to where we are on the prophetic calendar, watching for and examining time-frames without dogmatic date-setting. This is a “watchman” ministry.
Another purpose is to condemn the deadly errors of the day and to stand with and for God’s word for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews in this day. It is to assist in opening the doors for the Jews to come to salvation, which is all inextricably linked to the Second Coming. It is also to warn them of the coming catastrophes upon themselves because of their rebellion.
Above all, the purpose of the Prophetic Scroll is for us to know God, be known by Him, and to know His now-voice!
As I see from so many emails...so many are truth-seekers. So many are starved by their churches for teaching on these huge subjects. My life has been centred on truth-seeking and what a pleasure and privilege to see so many others on the same road and to be walking with them. Obviously truth-seeking also involves error- rejecting!
The vision of The Prophetic Scroll is to keep you informed, up to date and aware of just how much the Bible has to say on eschatology. Many of these incredible things and revelations I have not even began to share, although the ministry has been going for many years.
I will always stand against and be at war with the modern mass-media as they “normalise” sin and make it universally acceptable. (Having worked in the media all my life – I know what I’m taking about.)
My writing style is designed to be personal rather than just informative. Above all, I am under the authority of God and although some don’t like it, His authority must shine through.
We are very close to the tribulation-start.
The world has to change from grace to wrath, and preaching and teaching will reflect this.
As in the days of Noah and Lot, people would not repent. Worldwide aggressive homosexuality is on the march. Sin, iniquity and perversion are intensifying. Many are beyond help and already dead in their sin and evil.
The world and most of the church has been dumbed-down by the media. The church can no longer judge rightly or divide between right and wrong. The backsliding within the church is really accelerating, and in many cases is spreading like a contagious disease. But what is terrible, is that so many believers are slowly going off track.
We are now at the dawn of the end of grace and the beginning of judgement.
The sin of the church and the world has become so intense I often wonder how God stays out! I often so wish I could just open the curtain into the spiritual world and give people just a glimpse of Satan’s demons behind them for a brief moment – they would be shocked to see what puppets of the devil they are.
Most are not even vaguely aware of how far off-track they are.
Judgement is coming very, very soon because there is no knowledge of God, or fear of God in the church or in the lands. Wherever the fear of God is missing, the fear of man and the seeking of the approval of man and the world will replace it. In other words, people become man- and world- pleasers rather than God-pleasers.
Galatians 1:10 “Do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.”
Proverbs 8:13 “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.”
As we head for the end of the dispensation of grace, and the judgement upon Israel and the world, God always warns ahead of time. The seven-year tribulation is the closure of the Old Covenant. In history we see massive changes and warnings from God just before a dispensation change.
Today more and more ministries with spiritual eyes and ears are speaking and warning of soon coming judgement. It’s almost as if an invisible conductor is leading the orchestra.
Of course this has a personal application as well, in that we are called to “judge ourselves now so that we will be not judged.” As regular readers know I dedicate many editions to these personal issues as well.
Is your church teaching on these things, preparing you for what lies ahead?
Psalm 119:53 “Horror has taken hold of me, because of the wicked that forsake your law (word).”
Because “horror” has not taken hold of many because of the wicked”, horror will overtake them!
The role of the Prophetic Scroll will always be to stand against and condemn the wickedness of the world. I will always present it as horror! The world’s cup of iniquity and horror is almost full!
The Prophetic Scroll will deal with all these things in future editions.
The all-important critical balance:
Identifying and going down the middle road of truth, avoiding the cliffs on each side is easy if you know and go down the road of God’s word. Yet so many are off in the ditches and some over the cliffs! Part of the calling and vision of the Prophetic Scroll is to identify this road of truth.
The Prophetic Scroll will endeavour to speak and teach the “doctrine of Messiah” as revealed in Hebrews 6. I will keep and maintain a Hebraic expression of truth, condemning the counterfeit doctrines of devils that have re-characterised the church, starting at Constantine, the Catholics, the early church fathers (all of them) and the reformers who all failed to keep the church holy and pure.
I identify with the Messianic Movement, but also reject the legalism that has unfortunately encroached into some of this movement. This is mainly being done by modern day Judaisers trying to bring people under the bondage of the law.
The Prophetic Scroll is Messianic; being identified in the Abrahamic expression of faith, which is to the Jew AND Gentile. It is not of Messianic Judaism, which plays down, ignores and even comes against the New Covenant epistles and the dispensation of grace.
The Prophetic Scroll has a powerful calling and role – don’t underestimate it.
One of the central callings of The Prophetic Scroll is to walk together along the great journey from Passover (the cross), to Pentecost (baptism of Spirit), to Tabernacles (dwelling in His presence). Leave out Passover and you will not get to Tabernacles! Leave out Pentecost and you may get there, but with a messy, torn ‘robe’.
The Prophetic Scroll and truth:
The old school preachers and teachers were worlds apart from the modern church.
●The modern church is based on love without the cross; on compassion with little truth.
●The modern church is based on the will of the people, which is to have their ears tickled.
●The modern church has no preaching on judgement, no cross and no hell. The modern gospel is not offensive, nor challenging to the flesh of its world-loving masses. It is based on pride and “finding one’s life in the world.”
●The modern church gospel involves no denial of self and makes you comfortable in the world. The modern church is blind to the prophetic word and the realm of the demonic.
●The modern gospel teaches you to have fun in the world. It is built on selective verse construction by parrots with hand- me- down half-baked doctrines constructed by ignorant, blind guides with little knowledge of the full Bible.
●The modern church is spirit-less and vulnerable to demonic deception.
●The modern believers compare themselves amongst themselves and with the world’s media and celebrities. If they had a famous celebrity walk into their church, they would bow down and offer all sorts of praise, swallowing celebrity- demons hook, line and sinker.
The life of true faith is diametrically opposite to the life of feelings and worldliness.
One of the wonderful attributes and fruits of getting to know our Messiah is wisdom. In fact it’s the great leveller. A toilet janitor full of our Lord is wiser than the CEO without our Lord.
Colossians 2:8 (Amp) “See to it that no one carries you off or captivates you by so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit, following human traditions, men’s ideas of the material word, following the elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding the teachings of the Messiah.”
Prophecy for 2014:
Ezekiel 3:17 “I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel, hear My word and give warning for Me.”
In the previous edition I outlined a prophetic scenario for 2014 found in Psalm 144. This is the overall picture for this year, but what follows is more detail. I will only claim to speak prophetically of the Lord very rarely, and only when I know I have heard my Lord. (This is not from audible voices, dreams, visions or any such thing. It comes from the inner witness and inner voice in my heart, confirmed in His word.)
►All eyes on Israel and the US:
I love the United States – always have. I’ve been there many times; travelled and worked extensively from coast to coast, including a stint on the Washington Post. I have many good friends in the US.
BUT I must declare what I believe my Lord is saying: US, your days are numbered and the writing is on the wall. Horror is coming your way, even this year, thanks to your leaders.
I have only one word for the USA for this year – Horror!
How you treat God’s word relating to Israel determines your future!
God has set an eternal principle in His word of blessing or cursing upon those who bless or curse Israel. This principle is repeated in numerous other passages in which the dividing of the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem are brought into the picture.
There are numerous, consistent examples throughout history of nations rising or falling on how they treated Israel.
Russia cursed the Jews in the 1880s by driving them out. The US opened the doors for these Jews. Russia began its fall into communism back then and the entire nation suffered from then on. The US was abundantly blessed from then on, and has maintained the blessing because of her favour towards the Jews and Israel.
But right now the tide is turning fast.
The US leaders have often said that they are friends of Israel and will stand with Israel. I am sure that they meant that. But here is the all important issue. Standing with Israel is not the big issue. Standing with God’s word for Israel is the BIG issue.
The US, with good intentions, is now throwing Israel under the bus! The land for peace issue, the dividing of the land and the city issue, are the issues in which God’s word is clear, and the US is now cursing itself, thinking it is doing the blessed thing!
The enormous danger for the US right now is that this US -brokered peace process is being called the “final status” agreement. It is more significant than any other attempt in the past. This is the big one! For that reason alone it will invoke big judgement!
Yes it’s Israel who capitulates in the end, but it has all been initiated, sponsored, pushed and pressurised by the world’s- leader the US.
The words of John Kerry 5th January 2014 to the international press from Jerusalem:
"I will say that we are working with great intensity, with serious purpose, with a commitment to trying to resolve this conflict that has gone on for many years too long. And which, I think, presents us now with the possibility of trying to find a framework agreement which would really lay out the endgame and lay out the framework for the major issues to guide the negotiations from this point forward.
Kerry doesn’t know how right he is about laying out the endgame!
The US is in line for judgement for the mass murder of its unborn by their mothers, which has now been on the go for a significant 40-year period. The US is also in line for judgement for re-defining marriage in favour of homosexual inclusion. And of course it’s many other sins. It seems that the cup of iniquity is now full.
United States, horror is the word for you – very soon.
As you progress, United States, the horror will come in the form of natural catastrophes. You will make a big military blunder. Iran and Russia will enter the fray. A collection of catastrophes will cause an economic collapse and the devaluation of the dollar. Your tower of debt will fall. Your partner Britain will partake of your nightmare and then most nations of the world will feel the knock-on effects.
United States, you have a lady of liberty standing proudly with a flame of light in her hand.
That flame is now emitting darkness. That darkness will blind you for a time. Just as supernatural darkness fell upon the earth for nine hours as our Lord died on the cross, so supernatural darkness will engulf you for killing and putting out the light of God’s word for Israel.
In darkness liberty transforms into captivity! USA, you have championed the dividing of Israel – you will be divided!
When you and the world rejoice at the evil brilliance of your peace deal...sudden destruction will come.
The horror that is coming upon the US will reduce her to insignificance, but this is all just the birth pangs of what is to come.
Many millions of Americans will repent and seek God in these days but it will be too late for her to return to her former glory.
Other 2014 events:
●I’m a UFO sceptic, but there will be a strong delusion upon the world from masses of UFO sightings. The purpose will be so that Satan can use mass UFO sightings and UFO abductions as an excuse for the rapture.
●The UN will become insignificant and change into a new beast, as will the World Council of Churches.
●We will see the intrusion of governments into private lives like never before and the arising of socialism worldwide.
●We will see the rise of the micro-chip, ready for the forearm or forehead.
●Some nations like South Africa will shine.
●The New World Order and all its offshoots will gain momentum. Europe will reform and become darker.
●There will be more stress and distress of nations and no place to hide.
●Big ministries will topple and collapse like a house of cards. We will see the arising of false ministries like never before. We will see the rise of Jezebel in the church.
●New ministries will arise with power. The true believer will get brighter and wiser. We will see revival and more persecution of Christians.
I give you my word:
I desire for you what I desire for myself, which is God’s supreme best. As long as I am able, I will endeavour to seek the voice and will of my great King, Lord and majestic Saviour for you and me.
I will assist you in your metamorphosis into a most valuable and precious instrument and member of our Lord’s kingdom.
I will never mince my words and always be direct, often with uncomfortable, pointed words. There is a big difference between being hurt by God’s word and comforted by the world and its ignorance!
I will never yield to the pressures of the world, not for one second.
I will never have the attitude of proving myself right and others wrong, although walking in truth means identifying and rejecting error. I will never use manipulation to impress or for any reason.
I will always walk humbly before my God, for our mutual benefit.
I took this picture from a chopper in the magnificent, dramatic Drakensberg Mountains. For me the picture symbolises our need to keep our heads above the clouds of this world in these days, as the darkness below intensifies.
Proverbs 4:18-19 “But the path of the righteous is like the shining sun, that shines even brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.”
Shalom and grow in grace!