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Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
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.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 220. August 13th 2014
What is really going on now?
What is really going on now?
Today the mass media is true to the voice of its slave-god, Satan, and created confusion, distortion and a host of biased lies. The world’s mass- media has and is raping you. It is destroying and preparing its worshippers for hell.
The word “journal” means “to inform”. This is not the agenda of the mass-media. It is to change you, remake you and fashion you into a world citizen.
This edition is an attack on the mass- media but is also about where we are today on the grand prophetic map. This edition is the good news of God’s truth in this day.
The wonderful world of truth and peace:
The voice of our God is the essence of truth; it is alive and full of the fruit. Did you get that? It is alive. Or should I say it has the potential to be alive in your heart. Without the life-giving Spirit at work it is nothing but a dead letter, just like the Koran, CNN, the BBC, and Shakespeare etc.
Our Master’s voice produces deep peace when applied and obeyed. It is clean and holy.
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You.”
Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have those who love your word.”
What incredible promises those are especially in this time. “Perfect peace” and “Great peace.” But I hope you see the conditions involved.
The deceptive world of lies and error:
The devil is a beautiful smooth-talker and most people receive his words without even knowing it.
You must understand the mass-media. It is alive. It’s not a living organism as such, but its spirit and god is alive. The being behind the media is an evil god backed by a host of demons. The central tool of the mass-media is deception. In most cases the journalists can’t see it themselves. They are blind puppets of their god.
To make and re-create you into a world citizen, the living media must re-program your thinking and remove from you God-created values and virtues. The living media uses the smokescreen of “This is the way of the world, which is therefore right and okay. All will be well with you if you follow us! It all seems reasonable and right.”
But with God’s word removed from society, law, education, value-systems, entertainment and the like, everything is variable and left to the god of the world to create his counterfeit world-peace.
There’s an easy way to know if you are on the right track. Do you have deep inner peace in the centre of your heart? Do you have all the fruits of the Spirit of God springing up in your life?
►If you could have world-peace now, God and Satan would have to make peace. There is more profound truth wrapped up in that statement than you will see in a long time. Of course this is a meaningless statement to most, because they can’t see either.
If you can’t see or understand your enemy after God has given you the methods and ability to operate in discernment of spirit, and spiritual warfare – you are your enemy’s victim already.
►You must understand that Satan’s end game is the deceptive counterfeit of God’s. This is world-peace! But one ends in hell and the other in world peace forever.
Surely you’re not so stupid to believe that the media wants the best for you and wants you saved, set free, holy and ready for heaven?
The media has never met their boss, Satan face to face! They will soon, but it will be too late then.
Understand that Satan’s world-peace is world domination and control with freedom and liberty gone. If you do not understand what is going on you are in danger of being deceived in a much larger way.
Objectivity, bias and persuasion:
The media is infuriating indeed. I used to pray for the media to see the truth. How wrong I was. We need to apply spiritual warfare and pray to confuse and confound their wisdom and also that people see through them. We must pray for individuals with the media to be saved and come out of the beast’s mouth.
There was a time when many nations were under God in some way or form. In that situation, the media reflected the authority above them. That has all long gone.
These issues are all spiritually charged and becoming more so!
For your spiritual health you need a reliable news source. The word of God must be above you filtering down into you. In this day, you can’t live with your head in the sand. You must be opinionated. You must take sides. If you don’t you will take the wrong side by default, God and Satan will see to it!
If you can’t see the biased agenda of the media, you are one with it and will feed off it. I know pastors who love the media. They regularly go to the movies; they love the world’s entertainment. They are blind and then presume to be doing God’s work!
Proverbs 25:26 “A righteous man who falters before the wicked is like a murky spring and a polluted well.”
Isaiah 41:11-13 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish...Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. For I the Lord your God will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘fear not, I will help you.’”
How does indoctrination occur?
In most cases you need to do nothing. Just give yourself to the media – that’s it!
How does the influence of the media work? It travels from your ears or eyes or both into your head and then either hits a filter or goes right into your head and heart, becoming part of your make up. The filter is God’s word cemented by the Spirit of God in your mind and heart. It is only there if you have consciously, deliberately put it there!
Most Christians have no filter keeping the devil’s world and influence out!
Biblical prophets were not a popular bunch. In fact they were hated by some. Today those who proclaim the messages of the prophets are also not loved and for the same reason. And what is that? Well, it’s simply because prophets and teaching of Bible prophecy sheds God’s light on the darkness of the world. The end of the world’s comfort zone is the message – and people don’t like that!
Gradualism is the method. Bring in moral and virtue-change gradually and keep it up.
Satan’s prophets today are the mass-media. They are your big enemy!
Only once you see them as your enemy, can you see through them. While they are your friends, you will never be delivered from them or their power.
The agenda of the agents of Satan – the mass media:
If the world system is alive and ruled by a god, that changes everything. Truth is always the primary casualty of war, but even more so when dealing with Satan. This is where we are right now. God’s truth stands supreme like a huge pillar in the Temple, while all around, evil, sin, error, and deception swim in a doomed sea.
The agenda of the media is to break down and change borders, barriers and boundaries of God and to encourage the breaking of godly restraint so that you can be a true world-citizen, a child of the devil.
Imagine the homosexual CNN news reporters as your guides and informers. Some of them have used CNN to “out” themselves and others openly flaunt their sexuality on the channel.
And what about Wolf Blitzer? I really like him, but the “wisdom” of his grey hair is a lie, because he keeps pushing for a “proportional response” by Israel to Hamas! What rubbish! These are voices echoing the will of Satan from the abyss.
And what about Ben Wedeman, CNN’s Middle East expert? He is a puppet of the world, but a puppet with a difference. Ben, you are one of the very few international journalists who will soon be truly saved! Ben, my friend, you will soon become my brother in Messiah, but it will be at great expense to your belief system. There is much you will have to forsake. May I ask all our prayer warriors around the world to pray for the salvation of CNN’s Ben Wedeman.
Hopefully as we move forward into these exciting end times, many mass- media journalists will forsake their media empires and get saved.
The media’s agenda is to change you. It is to blind you to all that is of the true and living God. It is to remove Godly virtues from your life. It is to remove and ridicule God’s judgement on sin and evil. It is to remove God’s warnings. It is to make you one of their devil-made masses! It is to ridicule and cast down the Bible.
Isaiah 59:14 “...Truth is fallen in the street.”
The agenda can be seen by simply looking at the Biblical principles and truths they have cast down. If it’s not a Bible issue the world’s mass media would not have interest one way or the other.
The agenda of God:
God’s agenda is all that is good, right, holy and pure. God is working to bring these things about in those who are His. In the midst of our crooked, perverse and evil world, our Lord is working wonderfully in His children saved by and through the cross and shed blood of Messiah.
I don’t expect the media to present God’s agenda. But their big tragic mistake is to come against God’s agenda as they present the devils.
Don’t be fooled by numbers. The Bible itself shows that the numbers of those who get saved will be few compared to the lost. Make sure you are on the right side!
Some Media Bible verses:
The following few verses are powerful indeed. You must know them well, especially in this day and in the context of the media.
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law (word of God) praise the wicked.”
Matthew 6:22-23 “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness; therefore take heed that the light that is in you is not darkness, how great is that darkness.”
Psalm 101:3 “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.”
Romans 6:16 “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?”
1 John 2:15 “Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news...who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns’”.
So, what is really going on?
The world thinks that the Arab /Israeli conflict (and it sub-conflicts) are about land for peace, or about returning so-called stolen land to the Palestinians. They think it’s about the poor Arabs being subjugated by Israel. They think it’s about a two- state solution. They think it’s about what the media says it’s about.
Give the Palestinians what they want, and we will have world peace, they claim!
How unprepared Europe has become and how successful the media has been in brainwashing and blinding them to truth.
How far America has drifted from its faith-backbone!
And of course, how far the whole world has gone into the very clutches of the devil, led by the mass- media!
God is not sitting on the fence!
Has your church taught you what the Bible has to say about Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Russia? Has your church taught you about arising anti-Semitism worldwide?
Has your church taught you about the soon coming world economic collapse, the proposed reform of the EU to include the western Muslim leg? Has your church taught you about Egypt and Jordan in prophecy?
Putin’s move on Crimea was bad. His move on Ukraine was bad, his move on flight MH17 was bad, but his country loves him and thinks he is good. (He has an 80% popularity rating!) The west has hit the bad man with sanctions. Putin has hit back with sanctions against sanctioning countries. These sanctions involved mostly agricultural products, but are already spreading to travel and transportation.
Do you know who the big looser will be in all of this? It will be Russia and the bad man. You see, Russia was in a financial semi-crisis before all of this. Their economic growth has been falling. Now these sanctions will dramatically affect the economy much more. Inflation is already spiralling while the Russian market falls hard.
Do you see what I see? Suddenly, out of the blue the “hooks” of Ezekiel 38:4 have appeared! God says here that He will put “hooks in the jaws” of this great empire (Russia and allies) and will draw them into the land (Israel).
The reason is found a few verses on. Ezekiel 38:12 “You will come to take plunder, booty, livestock and goods and silver and gold.” (vs13.)
Do you see WW111 developing? Who would have thought that Russia would come seeking produce, agricultural goods and silver and gold representing economic wealth? Who would have thought that this lot would arrive on the world stage so quickly?
What are they fighting for?
If you listen to the mass-media Israel is the occupier, and the aggressor. If you listen to God, the Palestinians are the occupiers and the aggressors!
This question also contains the answer of who wins. If you listen to God, Israel wins!
If you listen to the mass-media they will tell you that Islam seeks peace and coexistence. But they seek domination and control. Conquest rather than compromise is the goal of Islam, but the blind media won’t tell you that. God will!
It’s all a war for your mind and soul! Some of the most momentous lies in history are being perpetuated now by the mass-media. The notion that Israel at some time in history forcibly displaced the Arabs of Palestine is the greatest lie in world history. The media rages in favour of this giant lie!
You can’t love God without loving His word and His plans for the Jewish people. If you say you do love our Lord, but not His plans for the Jewish people, you are either deceived or a blind liar who actually loves your own words and yourself supremely.
Today we are in a world where “multitudes, multitudes are in the valley of decision” (Joel 3:14.) There are spiritual forces at work and intensifying all the time, which most people are not even vaguely aware of. We are in a world where the opinions of the masses are at war with God.
I don’t know about you, but I feel the pressure growing all the time. I feel it; I see it and it causes me to repent again and again and to seek deeply, the things of God again and again.
Please understand that if you do not have a personal, active, alive relationship through the new birth, your opinions are worthless and valueless and empty.
A terrible example!
Genesis 25:32 “Esau said, ‘Look I am about to die; so what profit is this birthright to me?’” This man who becomes the father of the Arab people despised his birthright. He was full of arrogance towards God’s scheme of things. He sold his birthright to Jacob, and then tried to get it back again.
Today this situation is playing out in Israel. The message is, do not mess with God! Value, treasure, protect, nourish and love your birthright. It has enormous, incredible, magnificent, eternal consequences.
Do not take sides with the one who disrespected God and sold his birthright and is now fighting the Jews to get it back!
The place of safety in this day is the Word of God.
Purpose for life can only come in and through God’s plan for you.
The world’s governments, the mass-media and in fact almost every aspect of society have declared war on God and His word. The boss of the world-citizen speaks and the world falls in line. Our Lord is speaking now and we must fall in line with Him.
I took this picture from a chopper flying over the Dragon’s Back in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Psalm 36:9 “In Your light we see light.”
Shalom and grow in grace!