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Before we get into this edition, I would like to briefly give some credit where due.
As we pass the 10 million regular visitors mark, and edition 200, it is appropriate to share a few things about the background of The Prophetic Scroll and the people involved.
Years ago, out of the woodwork came an 80 year-old sophisticated, calm, collected gentleman in the true sense of the term. He suggested that I needed a proof reader to attend to my grammar and spelling. So, he became my sub-editor / proof reader. He knows his Bible backwards and keeps me in line! The funny thing is that we discovered afterwards that we live just down the road from each other in the same town!
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Edition 200. March 26th 2014
What you believe affects your eyesight:
What you believe affects your eyesight:
This edition is the result of some 35 years of observation and study of the scriptures on these issues. I have always wondered why the unsaved can’t see and why many believers and so-called believers of certain belief systems have tunnel vision.
This is also a result of observations and insights from many emails I have received in the years since this ministry has been running.
If the Spirit of the living God is alive and well in your heart, your view and sight will be wide and far. You will see into the future. You will see great and wonderful things and your life’s orientation will be focused away from self and towards our Great King and His kingdom.
Do you see beautiful and wonderful things? Can you stop and really admire an ant and an elephant? Do you see a future of incredible astounding wonder? Are you a dreamer with a vivid imagination? Can you be mightily impressed by a puppy and a lion?
Can you see heaven and can you see hell? Can you see judgement coming?
If the Spirit of the living God has cleansed all the “rooms” in your heart and mind, you should be just this sort of weird person. You should be a contradiction on legs, sensitised by God and loving from the very centre of your being, and hating all that is evil.
You should clearly see things from God’s perspective and be at war with the ways of Satan and the world system. You will be on a narrow road in terms of morals, ethics, values and virtues.
Let me a share with you a “war” I had years ago with a pastor and his wife. They accused me of not being loving because I’m into this “beast stuff” and “prophecy” and “judgement” and the like. They believe that love is tolerance and becoming relevant to this world. They have modified truth to suit themselves, and in fact eradicated a lot more than half the Bible.
Their church is full of spineless, half-baked friends of the world and all its evil – all in the name of love. They are no different from the unsaved except for a few clichés.
In 10 trillion years time, truth will still be truth and will still be standing secure. In 10 trillion years time, those who rejected the truth just for the fleeting speck of time which was their lives on earth will still be in regret.
If you don’t know it, the eternal future will be spotless, pure and holy. All the sin, evil and unrighteousness of the world will be forever imprisoned in hell.
Do you see a train wreck coming to this world? If you don’t see it, you don’t know God or your Bible. If you do see it, is it love or hatred to warn of the coming train wreck and to show how to avoid it?
We need to learn to see with God’s eyes – its part of Christian maturity. We need to see what is of His creation and what is of Satan’s. But don’t think it is love to ignore God’s sword! It is pure hatred in action to remove God’s warnings, and His Holy requirements from His word. It is hatred in action to present a world-friendly modern –day gospel of man-made love to the world and church. Always remember that God’s love is counterbalanced by His justice.
The Sinatra gospel:
Many people get saved and Spirit-filled and think that they’re now okay. Yes, you will be saved if you are run over by a bus just after giving your life to our Lord. Yes you are right with God in spirit instantly. But the salvation of the soul is where most believers fall short.
People come to our Lord in salvation thinking that He is going to say, “Thank you very much I can use you”. What God says to all new converts is this: “So you want to follow Me, do you? Okay you do it your way or My way. Of course everyone would say, “We do it your way God.” But then God spoils your day saying that you are useless and worthless to Him. “God says okay, My way is this: You are saved but you must take up your own cross, die daily, die to self, die to the world and die to all the forces of the demonic. When you are dead to self and can no longer say, “I did it my way”, then you will be full of newness of life, My life, and then you will then be useful to Me.” Too many come to God with their minds made up on a matter and expect Him to bless what they have already decided.
You see, too many believe that they can come to God and be His servant while full of worldliness, looking like a decorated Christmas tree. God says, “I will breathe fire on all your worldliness!” Too many come to God wanting only a “Santa Clause” gospel, but God says, “I will turn your Santa Clause to Frankenstein!”
Too many come to God saying, “Now You be my servant, God!”
Yes salvation is free, but once you are in, it will cost you everything you are. Just in case you are thinking that you would rather do it your way, you might want to consider where Sinatra ended up.
God can see and understand things much better than any of us. His vision is a lot better than ours. It really is wise to do things His way.
Seeing things God’s way in many respects is the opposite of the world’s ways. The two are on a monumental collision course.
It really takes our Lord to open our eyes to see Him and His ways. It is an enormous privilege to know the living God and walk with Him. What an amazing privilege to know about His soon coming and to be able to get ready.
What a tragedy to carry on living every day as though things will always carry on just the same. What a tragedy to be filled with worldly talk like most believers.
Observing the news is only part of the story. I recall on many occasions, as a war correspondent going to a scene with other journalists. The resulting stories were often completely different although we were at the same scene. What matters is the interpretation and analysis of events in your head. Only God can replace your subjective vision with His objective views.
Many gullible people believe what they want and then try to make the facts fit. When people want to believe something it becomes a need and the real facts then matter little. People often delude themselves because of their own gullibility in the first place.
If you don’t believe something you’re not going to look for it are you? Do you believe God’s truth? Are you going to search for the truth?
How true it is that without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, intellect is not only undependable, but also extremely dangerous, because it often confuses the issues of right and wrong. Truth and error my friends, are spirits.
Many people who enter the kingdom through persuasion, encouragement, argument, excitement, and the like never last long. They fall away because they never encounter or see the full truth. They don’t even know what salvation is. They believe that churchianity is what it’s all about, therefore they can’t see any further.
Have a look at the two images above. Mixing pure primary, additive colours produce white light. Subtractive impure colours produce black. This amazing little lesson of physics has enormous spiritual lessons. Mixing and applying Godly truth into various areas of our lives produces a clean Godly result. The ungodly mixture produces black darkness.
Nimrod built Babel. He was a son of Cush, Ham and Noah. Nimrod’s name means “rebellion”. Babel or Babylon means “confusion or mixture”.
The aim behind the tower of Babel was to reach God. The aim of the Church is also to reach God.
The way of Babylon was rebellion against God. It involved mixing the pagan, occult ways of man together in a big melting pot and coming up with a tower. It was the broad, wide way. God destroyed it all.
In the same way, much of the church is in rebellion against God, mixing pagan practices and the ways of the world into their “tower” to God. Would anyone like to guess what the future is of the Babel-infiltrated church?
There are essentially only two ways before us. One way is through human effort and a mixture of religion and ritual and tradition, and the other is through the cross of Messiah. One way is the way of the masses and the other is the narrow way with few on its road.
One way has light shining on the path; the other has blackness and darkness before it.
The way of the masses looks right, and they believe that they can do it. They are the “yes we can” brigade.
But God’s way is the “no you can’t” way! No you can’t live the Christian life – no one can. Only God can live the Christian life and He does it excellently in you when self gets out of the way.
Jacob wrestled with God and said “I have seen God and I live.” But the Bible says “no man can see God and live.” Well, Jacob actually saw God and “died” in a manner of speaking. He wrestled with God until he was finally defeated. That was like him taking up his cross. Then came victory.
Moses saw only the back of God and he was transformed with a shining face. Talk about having a life that glows in the dark. Does your life glow?
The more you know the ways of God, the more your life will glow with His light.
Can you see the war for your mind?
If you can see it, you are well on the way to victory. If you can’t see it, perhaps you don’t believe there is a war on the go for your mind.
Your subconscious is being constantly bombarded with images and concepts from what you watch, read and hear in the media, music, movies, games and all forms of entertainment. People lap it up because they don’t know any different, but also because they live to indulge self. They give themselves to this world and consume its spirits.
People today are desensitised, with no conviction or conscience. Subliminal Satan seeds them and has put them into passive mode and they are ready and willing slaves to it all. Mind- control begins in laid-back mode.
Once Satan can get to your mind, he has access to your spirit!
World-view warfare is active, and in full swing. Psychological warfare is hammering your head with ever growing intensity. It’s all about control, control, control and people don’t believe therefore they can’t see it.
Satan wants you to stay asleep and not to question things. He wants you to just accept the world like a cold, metal, machine. This is the aim of his New World Order.
There is coming a time, not far from now when the truth will be dangerous to hold. For many it will be too hot to handle, so in ignorance they will exchange it for the fire of hell.
It’s so easy to be a dumb, idiot, parrot - puppet of the world, just get onto the wide road with the masses, just go with the flow.
There is such a powerful coordinated, consistent move in the fashion, music, movie and entertainment world to manipulate people into this new evil world; the great orchestrator – Satan, could only have done it.
The soon coming great wars of prophecy have a parallel war which has started already, and that is the war for your mind.
How to be led astray:
It’s so very easy; all you have to do is listen to other people. Let them see for you. Don’t study the Bible yourself to “see if these things be true.” Especially don’t fast and pray over your life and study time. Don’t spend too much time away from your computer games, movies and TV.
Don’t do anything that would cost you dearly like taking up your own cross and don’t go against the flow of the world and its opinions and ways. Don’t stand out from the crowd. And don’t argue with others like ministers who “know best.”
Let your minister be your gospel, recognise that he is important because he wears a dress and a white collar. Ignore the fact that when your minister speaks the room often smells of cow dung.
The easiest way to be led astray spiritually and to be deceived is to do nothing. Go with the flow. Just be your normal slob-self. If your Christianity does not change you drastically, radically and completely from the inside out, it’s worth little – You can get as much excitement from the local bowls club. (Apologies to bowlers.)
Don’t listen to the inner voice in your heart; just believe what everyone believes. If the sign on the side of the road says, “Omo with super foamo washes whiter than any other,” run in to the shop and buy Omo with super foamo. Don’t think that the idiot who wrote that is a master manipulator, just believe it– the sign says so, so it must be right. One day I wish, just for the day, that those slogans came true. Poor wifey would put her nice new blue shirt and red dress in the wash and it comes out whiter than white!
Let CNN be your guide of morals and values and you will fit in perfectly with the world and its god, and all the pressure will be off. Let your demon possessed, pervert celebrity-hero lay your foundation of what’s acceptable.
Human good is not good enough:
Most people believe that they’re essentially good and that God is love and would never send them to hell. (They don’t realise that they go to hell of their own accord, not believing in the Son. John.3:17-18). They trust in their human goodness. That is what they believe and that is therefore all they can see. They can’t see their desperate, urgent need.
Here is a very powerful revelation: Human good is full of sin. Human good has the blood of Adam flowing in it. It is full of self and the pride of Satan. It needs the cross to cleanse it and wash it in the blood of Messiah. Human good will not save you or make you sanctified and right with God because it is full of sin.
Human good is the way of Babel. Human effort can’t sanctify self.
Even after salvation we must believe God’s word, which says that self has to be crucified on an ongoing basis. This changes human good to Godly good. (Try this equation : GOOD – GOD = O)!
Once you believe this powerful truth, you begin to see it and walk into the wonderful liberty that comes with this truth.
Some shocking verses:
John 9:39 “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see and that those who see may be made blind.”
Romans 11:8 “God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear.”
Isaiah 29:10 “For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep and has closed your eyes...”
These verses above seem very unfair don’t they? The ones who need to see are the very ones God Himself is blinding! Do you know why so many people can’t understand the Bible? It’s because God has blinded them.
Here is the reason:
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “Even if our gospel is veiled it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
The reason for the blindness is because, “they do not believe.” You must believe in our Lord and come to Him in humility to have your eyes opened. And even then, many Christians do not believe certain Godly things and are therefore blinded in those areas!
►God’s pure light does not shine on unbelief!
The more our lives become a dance of truth the more we move forward in our Lord, and the more the veil is lifted and the clearer we see.
The title of this edition is “What you believe affects your eyesight.” Do you see it now- just in these verses above?
Here are a few more shattering verses in this regard:
Obadiah 3 “The pride and arrogance of your heart has blinded and deceived you.”
Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”
Romans 1:21-22 “Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise they became fools.”
1 Corinthians 2:14 “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, for they are spiritually discerned.”
In God’s light we have sight:
Nahum 1:8 “Darkness will pursue His enemies”.
Ah, come on – God doesn’t have enemies. He loves everyone! Yes but he created you, dear reader, for a purpose and with a plan of glory. If you sell your soul to the devil and his ways and his plan – you are God’s enemy and deep spiritual darkness will be your friend even though you think it is light!
Psalm 36:9 “In Your light we see light.”
Salvation is radical and critical, it’s emotional, and it’s monumental. It’s so much more than what is presented today. It is moving with and into the very presence of God, becoming His friend, following Him and being granted His light and sight.
At the end of the day, your Christianity must make you radically different. It must give you sight of things you can’t see. It must give you exalted hope, faith and love. It must encourage and empower you to be odd and different from the average. It must raise you above the world and all its ways. It must fill you with exciting, majestic and glorious life.
Many can’t see because they are slaves of self, bound to the ways of the world and controlled by demons they can’t see or understand. Many can’t see because their self-life is in the way. Too many people, instead of reinforcing their armour against the devil, are reinforcing their armour against the living God and His ways.
Jeremiah 29:13 “You shall seek me and find me when you seek for me with all of your heart.”
End-time Bible prophecy:
The principle behind this edition applies perfectly to eschatology. If you don’t believe in the soon coming of our Messiah are you going to watch, pray and be ready? If you don’t believe the dramatic things of Bible prophecy, soon to be fulfilled, you are not going to see any of it coming along!
2 Peter 3:3-4 “Scoffers will come in the last days walking according to their own lusts, saying, Where is the promise of His coming...all things will continue as always.”
What an immensely powerful verse! Do you see it? All who deny, reject and know nothing about end-time events focus on a continuing world!
The ministry of end-time events is a most powerful tool to awaken truth and belief in the unbeliever.
What you must do:
●Don’t be a dumb idiot. Don’t follow the world. Don’t follow some blind minister talking average worldly rubbish all the time.
●In this day many powerful, illegitimate forces want you now! Set a guard over your spirit. Set a guard over your mind and set your life after our Lord with a broken and contrite heart before Him. Do not be humble to the devil and his ways.
● “My people perish for a lack of knowledge” does not mean you must get general knowledge. It means you must fill your life with the knowledge of God.
Do you know why we as believers today are most privileged?
Matthew 13:16 “Blessed are your eyes for they see and your ears for they hear. Many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see and did not see it nor hear what you hear.”
If you are not born of the shed blood and cross of Messiah you can swim all you like but you will soon sink!
John 1:4 “In Him was life and the life was the light of men”.
Job 15:8 “Have you heard of the secret council of God, or do you limit wisdom to yourself?”
Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”
I took this picture of a friend of mine landing this large twin jet military chopper on top of a mountain called the Bell in the Drakensberg. A clear eye and steady hand were needed!
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”
Shalom and grow in grace!