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- Covid 19 virus is still spreading worldwide. Watch for this to level off. Watch for the infection rate to begin to decline. It will happen and soon. Watch for many leaders to turn to God. Some are!
- China is to lift lockdown on April 8th as 1.5 billion worldwide go into lockdown.
- This pandemic is going to take a large chunk out of world economic growth and set back nations and people already struggling.
- Interestingly the word “Corona” means “crown” it is also a fiery ring surrounding the sun visible at an eclipse. Does it symbolise a crown of fiery judgement?
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►►►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.
Revelation 18:4 “I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her My people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive her plagues.”
Isaiah 52:11 “Depart! Depart! Go out from there, touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her. Be clean, you who bear the vessels (word) of the Lord.”
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Psalm 34:19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
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.
27th March 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Watchmen who spy with their little eye:
A major goal of The Prophetic Scroll (TPS) is to be ahead of the curve. It is to have eyes looking into the future. It is to hear the word of the Lord and to inform and warn of things to come.
Here at TPS you will find teaching and encouragement for your heart and your head. You will be kept safely in the arms of our Lord, through the work of the Spirit of God.
The spread and growth of the coronavirus is often represented as a curve in a graph, with the largest numbers at the peak of the curve.
I have some good news for you:
The coronavirus has run its course and is over! You might think I’m mad! Well, there are two issues here. Firstly, that is the sense I get from the word of the Lord. Secondly that is what the graphs and charts are saying.
Of course it’s not over in reality yet, but the curve in most places has peaked. You may surprised to know that China’s Wuhan Province where the virus started and killed many is already back to normal with all services, factories transport and industries back to normal operation. (Look it up) Other nations are seeing a flattening of the curve after the peak. A few are still seeing an increase.
We are to look out into the future and not right at our noses. Yes I do believe there is going to be a lot of difficulty ahead, but the human spirit has strong bounce-back ability.
Stock markets are always anticipatory of future economic fundamentals. They price in the future now. We have seen world markets crash and then crash again. But in the last week or so they have registered repeated record runs higher, including the largest ever one day point gain in history on the Dow.
Markets create many signals including the reliable “key reversal signal” which is a capitulation to the downside and a “V” shaped spike higher forming a number of higher highs on the charts. This is just what we have now.
Can the markets still go down? Yes they can take another hit, but the main, furious downside is over.
All the pessimists including Christian pessimists can only see the reality of sick, dying and dead people everywhere! They can’t see the light in the tunnel because they are the dark tunnel.
The mass media have created a no-man’s land riddled with mine-fields saying, ‘don’t resist our opinions’. They have created a fortified ‘city’ full of so-called giants of their own opinions.
Let’s put this into spiritual terms with our two good friends of antiquity – Joshua and Caleb.
Joshua and Caleb:
These were two of the twelve spies sent by Moses to spy out the Promised Land of Israel.
This story relates prophetically to Israel’s future salvation, and also applies to God’s promises for the Christian.
We should all know the story. All the spies saw the same thing which was a land flowing with milk and honey, but with big giants and fortified towns. Ten came back and accurately reported what they saw and thought. They said that it was impossible to defeat these giants and the fortifications.
Joshua and Caleb saw the same things but in faith, looked beyond and came back with an outrageous, radical, good report in light of all the bad things. It defied eyes, ears and logic!
We have exactly the same picture with David and Goliath, which speaks very much of Israel’s fight for survival today.
Joshua and Caleb refused to see themselves as submitted grasshoppers controlled by evil.
The ones who went into the Promised Land had wholeheartedly followed God.
The ten evil spies had significant influence. They held the majority consensus, because they thought they could see with their eyes. The Bible says that the caused the entire congregation to murmur. (Numbers 14:17-38)
The ten with the evil report led the entire camp of the children of Israel to banishment by God in the wilderness, where they all died of the plague. Joshua and Caleb were the ones to lead the new flock into the land.
The ten spies are represented in the mass-media. They see with eyes that cannot see.
Tragically, much of the church today not only carries the virus of the ten evil spies relating to Israel, they actually facilitate it with their anti-Semitism and replacement theology.
You must have spiritual eyes to hear God’s trumpet warnings, or the holy, golden, shining sword is coming your way fast. (Deuteronomy 32:41, Ezekiel 21:9)
I believe that’s not politically correct today to say a sword is coming! – Voetsak!
Two pretty neat watchmen!
The twelve spies were sent to spy out the land. Only two of the ten were God's watchmen.
●The word “spy” is Strong’s H8446 meaning to seek, search and explore.
●The word “watchman” is Strong’s H6822 meaning to keep watch, or to spy out and observe. Note that the meanings are almost identical.
Today we have many self-proclaimed watchmen. They are part of the ten evil spy network! They spy out what they see. They report on what they see and speculate with variables. They are repeatedly wrong. (I heard of one who recently claimed that the rapture would take place on Purim, because that’s when Jews get drunk in the streets! – What garbage!)
Some people are so thickly deceived that even if you show them the truth, they will still believe a lie. That is because deception is primarily an evil spirit, which becomes imbedded if not cut out.
So, if the Covid 19 story is on the way out, have we learned the lesson? Many have. Many are talking of national repentance. Many joined for urgent prayer and still are. But many have not. These are those who never will. They are the doomed ones. Please don’t be one!
How many large biblical abominations present in the nations, that led to their national curses will go? Very few will!
What is important and coming soon is the next round of catastrophic judgment on this world. This is because of the overall place we are in prophecy. It will speed up.
The truly blind media and their blind sheep have denied God and His word. They have by extension denied mankind the ability to see sin, wickedness and abomination.
►Here is a most powerful lesson for you in these days:
Deuteronomy 8:2 “The Lord your God led you all these forty years in the wilderness to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart. Verse 16: He might humble you and test you to do you good in the end.”
Psalm 106:14-15 “They soon forgot His works, they did not wait for His counsel, but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tested God in the desert, so He gave them their requests, but sent leanness into their soul.”
Some of these end-time things are great surgical tools for your heart!
Psalm 71:20-21 “You have shown me great and severe troubles, You shall revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You shall increase my greatness and comfort me on every side.”
2 Kings 6:16 “Do not fear, for those that are with us are more than with them.” The Lord opened their eyes to see mountains full of chariots of fire all around Elisha!
Welcome to TPS – your very own Joshua and Caleb for today’s exciting and unique times!
Edition 204. April 23rd 2014
World War breakdown:
World War breakdown:
I have shared a few of these things in previous editions, but this is almost all new material.
It’s all about timing! There are so many things dovetailing together now. We are most certainly in the last of the last days. We are in the era of the coming of our Lord.
It would be most likely and probable that all the pieces of the jig-saw puzzle fall into place rapidly now. The labour pains intensify as we get near to the birth of the millennium.
In this edition I want to look at the fast approaching prophetic wars and underlying causes.
The big conflicts of the ages:
They say, “history repeats itself”. They are right! The heart of many of these things has not changed.
The very heart of the issue is Satan’s attack on God’s word and choice. That began in pre-Adamic times as Lucifer challenged God. It appeared again in the Garden of Eden, at Babylon, and in Herod’s time two years after the birth of Messiah. It appeared when the Romans tried to stamp out the early Church. It appeared again at the Catholic mass-murder inquisitions, at the Nazi Holocaust and we are now on the door-step of the final great conflict.
As we look into these conflicts (above) we will see many repeating patterns. It is of great importance to know these patterns and how they work. There is a giant common denominator running throughout.
In fact if you look closely you will see that the exact same principles are at work right in the heart of individuals.
The great repeating patterns:
The one single big issue in all of this is spiritual. It is Satan’s desire and intent to prevent, obstruct and hinder the salvation of people. It is his desire to prevent the coming again of Messiah.
God’s plan for man is salvation and a new world of peace brought about through His chosen people. Satan has and will stand against that through his chosen people, nations and organisations. He will come up with his own plan as he has done through the ages.
God created a perfect world. Satan corrupted it. God brought the Messiah into the world to save it. Satan tried to stop it. God brought His kingdom into the world through a glorious Church. Satan messed it up and brought in his counterfeit church. Our Messiah is coming again soon and of course Satan is and will try to prevent and interfere with it all. He will bring in his counterfeit Messiah.
On a personal level, God brought you into this world for a purpose and with a plan. Satan has tried to wreck the plan. God wants to prepare you and use you in these exciting end- days. Satan will try to sidetrack you. God wants you to remain exclusively faithful to Him. God wants you to live and walk in joy and peace. Satan wants you for his doomed kingdom.
The coming new Hitlers:
The new, modern Hitlers are good. They are peace loving – just like Adolf.
Oh, you didn’t know Adolf was a good, peace loving man! For your information he wanted to create a thousand year rule of peace under the Nazi Third Reich. That was his supreme desire, placed in his heart by the devil himself.
Hitler wanted to create a perfect race of people. What’s wrong with that? He wanted perfection.
Did you know that Nimrod wanted to build a tower to reach God and His peace? That was placed in his heart by the devil. Did you know that Herod wanted to expand and keep control of his kingdom so that he could maintain it in peace? The birth of the King of Kings was an affront to that!
Did you know that the Romans wanted to keep control over the Roman Empire? The new largely Jewish church was a threat to that. Did you know that the Roman Catholics wanted to maintain control and domination of the religious world? That is why they were ant-Semitic from inception and murdered millions of Jews and others who were not of their fold, in the inquisitions.
The common denominator in all of these was a desire for world peace by control – created by the great counterfeiter- Satan.
When God has a plan for world peace and you come up with another plan for world peace guess where your plan comes from?
Interestingly there is a very large and growing groundswell of people who believe that the Jews were and are the evil people of the world, and that Hitler was essentially right because of his great plan for perfection and world peace.
These people point out all the faults of the Jews – and they are right. They ignore their own faults – obviously! Many people today, especially in the Calvinist and other churches of the reformation, continuously point out the faults of the Jews. They don’t go so far as to support Hitler, but they are rooted in anti-Semitism.
So what’s all this about the faults of the Jews? Oh, didn’t you know that the Jews are full of faults and sins? Did you think that they are perfect and that’s why God chose them? You are a perfect fool!
God chose the Jews to carry and contain His salvation plan in spite of their sins. He never chose them because they are perfect. He chose them because He loved them and that was His choice! What, do you think God should have chosen the Germans to bring forth the Messiah because they wanted world peace and could see all the faults of the Jews? Or perhaps you think God should have chosen you because you are so great?
You see, when you say that God was wrong for choosing the Jews because they are full of sin, you are implying that God is wrong and you are right! You are implying that you are above them. You are full of pride. You are a perfect candidate for hell!
Here is the great truth: The Jews are full of sin, so are the Germans, the French, the Russians, the Americans, the Bongo Bongo’s and you and me! And God chose you and me for salvation in spite of us!
But there is another little thing we should know. God has foreknowledge. He knew you would respond positively to His salvation plan. He knows that the Jews will soon en mass, choose Yeshua the Messiah! His choice is according to His foreknowledge.
So now we come to the monumental close of the age and the greatest drama of all time. We come to the soon appearing of our Lord, the salvation of masses, the salvation of the Jews, and the salvation of the very earth itself. Of course Satan wants to stop this, block it, and hinder it.
Would it be surprising that Satan uses the same methods as he has used before?
He will use modern Hitlers! He will use a host of them – all the world’s leaders. They will come together to create a world of peace, but again the Jews will be in the way, because God will be there working with them. The modern Hitlers will have to eliminate them because Satan will be losing his grip on them, as his own demise approaches.
Satan knows full well that the salvation of the Jews marks his demise within seven years. He knows full well that the Jewish Messiah is about to return and cast him into hell.
Again people will look to the faults and sins of the Jews, ignoring their own. People will find all sorts of justifications for the elimination of the Jews in a coming Holocaust. Most of the apostate church will assist Satan in his plan. While this apostate church is espousing Replacement Theology, the world system is following hard on its heels with anti-Semitism.
My friends we are dealing here with spirits in high places. We are dealing with demonic principalities and powers that are too strong for people to resist, if they are not aware of them.
If you find yourself in any way or form looking for ways to find fault with the Jews, just remember that the source of that is to reject God’s choice. You are on a slippery slope.
As you find fault with the Jews, you will automatically be exalting yourself. You may not use a gas chamber, but you are already on the road to being a Jew- killer even if only in thought.
The modern Hitlers have no idea that the same evil spirit is at work in them. They will not be working for peace but for war.
Here is the amazing revolutionary truth: If you are truly born of the Spirit of the Living God you are perfect and great peace is your soon-coming future! If you are a Jew or German, truly born of the Spirit, you are perfect! But that perfection is of God and not man. It dwells in your re-created spirit and not in your soul or mind. As you are born- again you are born of God’s perfect kingdom.
Born again Jews and Germans are one in glorious unity. Unsaved Jews and Germans are united in the spirit of Satan.
(Please see the previous edition for more on the breakdown of life from God’s point of view.)
Hitler: “Today I will once more be a prophet: if the international Jewish financiers inside and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will be the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe.” — Adolf Hitler, January 30, 1939
The causes of World War:
WW1 had numerous causes. Major factors were imperialism, nationalism and the desire for domination and control of much of Europe. In 1914 the Russians suspected the Jews of conspiring with the enemy and by 1915 600,000 Jews were banished and deported.
WW11 was caused primarily by Hitler’s desire to control and dominate Europe. Of course there was much more involved, but this was the big ticket item. The elimination of the Jews only came into the picture further down the line and not because they stood in his way for control of Europe. Hitler’s elimination of the Jews came about because of his desire to create and control a perfect world.
So, now we are on the brink of WW111. I expect that we may see just the same sort of thing in the initial stages. We will see Russia moving to control more and more of Europe. This will be the start and the cause. It is already on the go in Ukraine! It’s the same cause as for WW1 and WW11!
Somewhere down the line, Israel will be drawn into the war. In fact the Bible puts it the other way around. It says, “I will put hooks in your (Russia) jaws and draw you into the land of Israel.” (Ezekiel 38:4) We don’t know what the “hooks” will be, but it’s quite possible that they are economic hooks relating to Israel’s new-found huge gas fields and supplies.
There is a most interesting and potentially explosive issue on the go now. This is the initial developments of WW111 involving Russia and Ukraine and the breakdown of the Israel / Palestinian peace talks. (Although bear in mind that the peace process is not completely dead yet).
Both have the potential to explode into world war on their own, but both appearing on the stage at the same time – Oi!
So, we have the actors being prepared for conflict on two major prophetic stages right now.
The current peace talks are nothing but the dividing the land of Israel, which brings the wrath of God. It brings war and not peace. It is simply another act of anti-Semitisim in disguise. (Joel 3:2)
Yes we will have the deceptive peace treaty soon. Shall we talk of new developments with China’s position on all of this? Shall we talk about some shocking developments and plans within the Catholic church relating to Israel in the near future? No, I think we’ll keep those for another edition.
Problems placing the war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 & 39):
●Many people believe that this war will occur right at the end of the Millennium, because it is referred to as the final conflict when Satan is released for a short time right at the end of the Millennium. (Revelation 20:8)
It is referred to there in type. It is a type of the earlier war of Gog and Magog, which is close at hand now.
Others believe that the war will only take place in the tribulation period because one requirement is that Israel be “a land of un-walled villages” at the time of the war. (Ezekiel 38:11). They point to the false belief that Israel will be at peace with the Palestinians in the early stages of the tribulation. They point to Israel’s present day security wall and fence.
This “un-walled villages” must be seen in relation to the time of the writer. During Ezekiel’s time and for centuries afterwards Israel was a land of walled villages. Back in those days almost every village had some form of stone wall around it. Just look at the old city of Jerusalem. The old walls are still there.
The images below are artist representations of just a few of the towns and villages of that day.
The walled cities in the images are: Jerusalem, City of David, Bethlehem, Jericho.
Today, the security wall and fence keeping a division between certain Palestinian areas and Jewish areas is small and does not circle villages. Today all the Israeli cities and towns have no walls around them.
Is Israel a “land of un-walled villages? Yes it is!
Ezekiel also requires Israel to be at peace when the great war starts. Is Israel at peace now? There is no peace between Israel and the Palestinians now. But Israel most certainly is in comparative internal peace and in peace compared to Biblical times going through to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD. Israel’s last major war was in 1976, with a few smaller events afterwards that were not major wars.
Is Israel in peace now? It meets the Ezekiel qualification.
Of course we also have the familiar seven year period required to clean up after the Ezekiel war (Ezekiel 39:9.) It is unlikely that this clean- up period will run into the Millennium.
So, when we look at these things, we see that the war of Ezekiel can only take place before the tribulation begins.
Is the current Ukraine/ Russia situation the lead up to the war of Ezekiel?
It most certainly could be! We have all the players in the wings and waiting. It may take a small spark to set off this gigantic nuclear conflict. Of course we will have to wait and see, but all the ducks are lining up smartly!
It may well be the war that brings about the all-important peace-treaty that kicks off the tribulation period.
Due to the severity of modern weapons of war, this war will be short and the most destructive the world has seen.
The events in Ukraine are fast-moving right now. It may not be long before we see Russia’s true colours.
Israel, here is your Messiah:
A major characteristic of this big war and everything else relating to the tribulation period is the salvation of the Jews and their eyes being opened to who their Messiah is.
Obviously no one knows what He looked like. Above is a compilation of some artist impressions of what Yeshua may have looked like.
O Israel, Israel, open your eyes! The reason you can’t see your Messiah in your Bible is because your Rabbis of the synagogue of Satan don’t believe He is there. They have spent millennia searching the scriptures, but their pride has produced their deception and blindness.
Israel, please hurry up and wake up! Here is your Messiah in your own Book:
The following verses are just a few of the many in the Tenach (Old Covenant) that undoubtedly reveal the identity of the Messiah! He is Yeshua the King of Kings and Lord and Lords. He is the King of the Jews!
Deuteronomy 18:18-19 "I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren and put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I commanded Him. It shall be that whoever shall not hear My words which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.”
Psalm 22:16-18 "For dogs have surrounded Me; the assembly of the wicked has closed in on Me. They have pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments amobg them, and for My clothing they cast lots."Isaiah 50:6 “I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.”
Isaiah 49:5 “Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel is gathered to Him.”
Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My Son.”
Micah 5:2 “But you Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands in Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be ruler of Israel, whose going forth has been from of old, from everlasting.”
Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and rising on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem:
I love Jerusalem. May I share some testimony? Some years ago I was in Israel. I was not interested in walking where the Lord walked, because He isn’t there. Who cares where He walked. I was dramatically affected by where our Lord will soon walk! It was constantly on my mind. From one side of Israel to the other, I was impacted by future visions of great drama. I stood on top of Mount Megiddo looking over the Jezreel valley, the site of the battle of Armageddon. As I stood there, some Israeli Defence Force fighter jets appeared out of nowhere at great speed, rocketing up vertically as they approached Megiddo. (There’s much more to that, which I won’t go into now.)
On many occasions I stood on the Mount of Olives and other locations looking over Jerusalem. Now, I’m a wildlife guy, I don’t care for cities or man-made constructions, but I really identified with our Lord looking over Jerusalem with empathy.
I instantly developed an attachment and love for Jerusalem. On a number of occasions I saw the city before me trembling and rocking side to side – in my mind’s eye of course.
I stood on top of Masada with some Israel Defence Force generals as they made their proclamations that Israel would never again fall into the hands of the Arabs.
My Lord has given me a first-hand love for Jerusalem, and Israel for that matter. But it’s not really Israel that I love, its God’s word and plan for Israel that I love, with trepidation, fear and trembling. There is so much coming that will be so wonderful, joyous and emotionally glorious.
Loving God’s word for Israel releases me to be critical of what’s not of God’s word...and be forewarned, there is a lot coming to be critical of!
The purpose of rapture is to escape from the wrath of God, to close the church age and to complete God’s covenant promises to Israel.
With the advent of all these terrible wars and conflicts we need to look at something very interesting. As you know there is a debate on when the rapture will take place. Some believe in a post-tribulation rapture and most a pre-tribulation rapture.
Let’s have a look at the 144,000 saved, single, Jewish men of the tribulation period revealed in Revelation 14:1-5 and Revelation 7:4-8. After their short and powerful ministry, they together with the two witnesses are raptured!
Revelation 11:12“And they heard a great voice from heaven saying Come up here and they ascended to heaven in a cloud.”
Surely if there is a post-tribulation rapture this mid- trib rapture throws that theory into turmoil!
Why would God rapture these men of God before the end of the tribulation? They are raptured as soon as their ministry is complete.
Now let’s be logical. If there is a post- tribulation rapture, of course these 144,000 should be raptured right at the end of the tribulation. It makes no sense to have a post- tribulation rapture and these guys taken at mid -trib!
By the way, this doesn’t mean that the rapture of the Church will be at mid- tribulation. It most certainly does mean that there will be a mid- tribulation rapture for a limited group.
What you must do:
●If you are a Christian the first thing you need to do is rip out the heart of anti-Semitic thinking in all its forms that has been implanted in you by the church. Almost all the churches born in the reformation are anti-Semitic or at least have aspects of it within them. Much of it is disguised in the demonic doctrine of replacement theology promoted by much of the church.
●All that comes from Rome and the Reformation is polluted.
●All that comes from new age thinking and organisations of hell, especially all that is of the interfaith movements (Chrislam etc) are doomed.
Today world peace is not ethnic or nationally-based as with Hitler. Instead it is a monstrous socio-political machine. It is the desire of the New Age movement, the New World Order movements, the World Council of Churches, all Inter-Faith movements, the UN, NATO, and a host of nations.
World peace is the common denominator behind the big world wars. What is the world peace of today? What is it and what does it look like? Peace and perfection go hand in hand. This was the desire of Hitler. Outside of God it is satanically charged.
Anti-Semitism is in fact racism, but spiritually charged and it is worsening.
Be aware that as all these dramatic things unfold, God will see to it that it all explodes. At the same time bear in mind that the labour pains include huge dramatic events on the geological and natural stages as well!
Genesis 6:3 “The Spirit of God will not strive with man forever.”
John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 12:35-36 “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. He who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light...”
I shot this picture at sunset in Etosha – Namibia. It symbolises the setting sun on this current world situation.
Ezekiel 36:35 “So they will say, “This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate and ruined cites are now fortified and inhabited.”
Shalom and grow in grace!