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Assimilation is the opposite of separation. Islam wants world assimilation into Sharia law. Socialism wants assimilation into a borderless world and economic control. The devil wants assimilation into his evil system. The Bible forbids Jews from assimilating into the nations when they were scattered. (Ezekiel 11:16) The Bible demands that Christians don’t assimilate into the world and remain separate. (2 Corinthians 6:17)
Zechariah 10:9 “I will sow them (Israel) among the peoples, and they shall remember Me in the far countries. They shall live together with their children, and they shall return.”
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.
15th March 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all:
The Bible reveals a controversy in the heart of the born-again believer. We are dead to self and sin, yet we keep arising, like dead men, to sin. (Romans 7:19) The work of the flesh wants to keep resurrecting sin in our lives, but when we see and understand the depth and power of the cross, self and sin stay dead.
You can’t beat sin’s power! That is a great revelation. You can only die to it.
Trying not to sin is the way of useless religion. It is the way of defeat and makes people subservient to the power of self / flesh.
Sin is a law, which always wins, just like gravity. You will be defeated and demoralised by trying to overcome it! It can only be overcome by a superior law – the law of life.
Romans 6:7 “He who has died has been freed from sin.”
Yes it’s all done for us in the spirit. But in the soul is the sneaky, sin-loving swine that needs to be defeated as we go forward.
The great exchange of our life for His life through the cross is only found in the New Covenant epistles. When it is at work, God’s way, it yields peace and many other glorious, good fruits.
A good measure of your progress in the Lord is seen in how often you say “thank you”, “please” and how often you yield, apologise and forgive others. It is also seen in how immovable you are on basic Bible truth. It is also seen in who your friends are and are not.
Getting slapped in the face is good for your progress. Actually, the slap is God’s doing, but turning the other cheek after being slapped, is our business. Turning the other cheek is our great opportunity for progress and service. It yields results.
The works of the law are about doing and not doing things. The law of life is all about being!
Many believers remain defeated at the foot of the cross. They believe in and apply the blood, which forgives sin, but they do not apply the cross, or their own daily cross, which strikes at the very root of sin. So they end up forgiven and burnt out from always trying to be holy.
The tragedy of superficiality today, is that many have tasted, received and applied some truth, but have not progressed far enough. Be careful out there, because not going far enough with our Lord is the first giant step to going backwards!
I love the Latin term, “Quo Vadis,” which means: “Where are you off to?” This was what our Lord said to Peter, who had basically given up following Him.
John 6:67 “Then Yeshua said to the twelve, do you also want to go away? Then Simon Peter said, ‘Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.’”
We all need to progress beyond this devastating situation and the sooner the better! We have nowhere else to go, but to the devil and his world of perpetual, worsening evil. No way, no way! We must reach out always to our Lord, looking back with great thankfulness for His saving grace, and forward to the glory that lies before us.
►To the unsaved: Your time to reach out to our Lord for salvation is running out fast. What terrible regret there will be for those who miss their true golden opportunity! If God would allow you to come back and be saved after death, that would make the cross a mockery! Now is the time!
►To the backslider: Be careful...you are on very thin ice. Yes, the Lord loves the backslider, but He loves them to return. There are many big, hidden dangers for the backslider, especially in these days.
2 Peter 2:21 “It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from it.”
For the pilgrim’s progress, many times our will must be crushed because we are not weak enough in and of our own strength. “O wretched man that I am” (Romans 7:24) and “I must decrease” (John 3:30) are powerful biblical proclamations! Out of that comes: “I am more than a conqueror in Him.” (Romans 8:37)
The essence of the Christian life is not a changed life, but an exchanged life.
Our end is God’s beginning, for us, and for His kingdom, and for the eternal universe!
When you effectively die to self, you are free to progress fast, motivated by the approval of God alone and not man.
Psalm 62:5 (Amp) “My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation is from Him.”
When you get your doctrine right, with a right heart, and the leading of the Spirit, it will fast-track and streamline your progress to perfection and victory, which will even be evident in your own thought life, which leads to your words and actions.
There is great importance in being tested. Every academic student gets tested. God tests the faith of His own. The end result of the test is pass or fail.
God sent Israel into the wilderness to “test them to humble them, to see what was in their heart, to do them good in the end. But they tested God in the wilderness, so He gave them their desires but sent leanness into their soul!” (Deuteronomy 8:2, 16, Psalm 106: 14-15)
2+2 = anything you want it to, if there is no truth. If there is, it is dogmatically: 2+2=4!
We must be especially on guard now in these times against the spirit of error within the church. It is becoming a fast moving plague in many churches. Just as the Bible predicts, there is also a great many progressing well and flying high with the Lord.
If you follow false teachers for any amount of time you will become a false Christian and you will soon become incapable of knowing the truth. Evil spirits of error will distort you.
It is most important who you receive from and who’s teaching you must reject. The spirit of error is very powerful, don’t underestimate it. Even its “truth” is pride-filled error.
Be careful of those who repeatedly come up with “private interpretations” which is condemned, or those who always go for fringe doctrines. (2 Peter 1:20)
Beloved brethren, you have arrived already and are arriving daily as you progress to soon coming glory!
Edition 243. January 20th 2015
What are the Israel signs now?
What are the Israel signs now?
The title image above shows the interior of the Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and the exterior of the Shrine of Book museum in which the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, also in Jerusalem.
The Shrine contains the words of prophecy that predicted the Holocaust, which are seen here in the victims now enshrined in Yad Vashem. The Shrine also contains the prophecies of the soon-coming Holocaust!
The Isaiah Scroll is one of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is virtually the entire book of Isaiah, which goes a long way to proving the veracity of the Bible. Isaiah contains many prophecies of the sufferings of the Jews. It also contains the answer which is our substitute, the suffering servant, our Lord Yeshua in Isaiah 53.
Many of the prophecies of Isaiah contain a double reference and relate to times past and times now and just ahead.
This most certainly is the greatest drama the world has ever seen or known and it is all about to intensify. The stage is set, the actors are in place, the orchestra is warming up and the curtain is just starting to rise.
This drama sees more death and destruction upon this world than ever before, but it has a most glorious, wonderful conclusion, which we will have a brief look at. Unfortunately the political leaders of the day won’t be looking at this story of truth even though they the devil’s disciples are players themselves.
Whenever God moved with Israel in the past, Satan arose and tried to prevent it. This is the case now. The Jews are about ready to come to salvation in large numbers and we see Satan working through his chief agents - the mass-media and the world’s politicians.
Now have a look at this amazing prophecy:
Jeremiah 16:16 “Behold, I will send for many fisherman, says the Lord, and they shall fish them (Jews); and afterwards I will send for may hunters and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.”
The recent events of France and the soon coming anti-Semitic events of Europe and other nations are in fact the beginning of this verse of prophecy in Jeremiah. Fishermen lure and draw their prey, but hunters drive their prey. We are now at this changeover point. The Jews have been and are still being lured back to their land and hunted and driven back.
Wouldn’t it be something if a cartoon led to Jews returning to Israel in large numbers!
The shock of the nations and the Muslims:
Imagine going on a life’s journey and getting to the end and finding you were on the wrong road all along? I’m not talking here of a little mistake, but an enormous, massive mess-up that has resulted in millions of deaths and will result in many millions more!
This is the great mistake of the Pharaohs, the Caesars, all the Popes, Hitler, the denominational churches, many Charismatic churches, the world’s politicians, all the world’s mass media and all Muslims.
They all thought they could make world peace their way. In our day this is seen in the many efforts to divide and share Israel and Jerusalem among the peoples. Dividing the land in our day is seen in Joel 3:2. Note that it brings war and not peace. Dividing the city of Jerusalem is seen in Zechariah 12:2-3 and also brings war and not peace.
In a few previous editions, I’ve shared with you how the Muslim Quran instructs its followers to behead their enemies. I’ve shared on the Quran’s hatred for dogs. Now let me share with you what the Muslim Quran says about the ownership of Israel and who really owns the land, which would obviously include Jerusalem.
Here it is: “Allah gave the land of Israel to the Jews and will restore them to it in the end of days.” Sura 28: 5-6 “Allah gave the persecuted people (the Jews) dominion over the eastern and western lands, which we have blessed (East and west banks of Jordan River). Thus your Lord’s gracious word was fulfilled for the Israelites.”
Sura 17:104 “Before the end of days, God will bring the children of Israel to re-take possession of the land, gathering them from many different countries and nations.”
The two logos below, of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are wrong by the confession of the Quran (above). Note the maps of Israel in green. They imply that all of Israel is theirs – the Palestinians!
Now let me give you a brief lesson from our Bible:
Ezekiel 20:41-42 “I will accept you (Israel) as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles. Then you shall know that I am the Lord when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for which I lifted My hand in an oath to give to your fathers.”
Isaiah 11:11-12 “It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left...He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
There’s so much more to this story. If you want to look it up yourselves, you will see that the state of Palestine never existed. There are no real Palestinians from Palestine. These people are Arabs of numerous origins. There is no legitimate legal claim of the Palestinians to any territory within the borders of Israel. The borders of Israel will expand, not contract, by huge amounts in the near future. Do you think there’s a bit of controversy there? Go and look it all up – you will be shocked, and then excitied!
Genesis 17:7-8 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.”
Judges 2:1 “...I will never break My covenant with you.”
1Chronicles 16:17-18 “The covenant which God made with Abraham and his son Isaac and confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying, to you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.”
So why do Muslims believe and act on the Quran’s command to kill the infidels, to kill dogs and yet they disbelieve its word on the ownership of Israel? You tell me! They will tell you that the later surahs and fatwas supersede the earlier ones, but nonetheless here we have it.
Wait! There’s more:
So now we see what our Bible has to say about God’s covenant promises to the Jews. But the Bible spells out just how it will take place as well. It speaks of the massive world-wide opposition in numerous verses, but also, much to the disgust of the mass-media, the mass-church, the masses of stupid politicians and all the world’s intellectuals, the Bible shows just how Israel will prosper while its Arab neighbours suffer.
Joel 3:18-20 “It shall come to pass in that day that the mountains shall drip with new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water...Egypt shall be a desolation and Edom a desolate wilderness because of violence (Lit-Chamac, Hamas in English) against the people of Judah, for they have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah shall abide forever and Jerusalem from generation to generation.”
Obadiah 1:10 “For violence (Lit-Chamac, Hamas in English) against your brother Jacob (Israel) shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever.”
Isaiah 35:1-2 “The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them (Jews), and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice...”
Ezekiel 36:35 “They will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden.”
Amos 9:13 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine.”
And yes, there’s much more, but enough for now. You get the picture.
So, now we have an astonishing thing! The Quran and the Bible say exactly the same thing about the ownership of Israel. I wonder why CNN, BBC, SKY, NBC and the host of others dance to their own demonic tunes?
Imagine being so dumb, stupid, naive, blind, ignorant, and deceived as to think you know better than God! Let me tell you something CNN, BBC, SKY and others of the mass media – you are preparing the biggest killing fields in history.
Your boss, Adolf, would be very proud of you!
Here are two Hitler quotes that are so applicable to the modern media:
“If you tell a big enough lie, and tell it often enough, it will be believed.”
“How fortunate it is for leaders that the masses do not think.”
Appeasement and peace-making with Islam has never and never will work. The Bible tells me so!
Right now we see sympathy for the Jews because of the Paris attacks. It won’t last. The Bible predicts the exact opposite. Very soon the nations of the world will turn against Israel with a vengeance.
It was born in a day, just as the Bible said it would be (Isaiah 66:8).The pure language of Hebrew would be restored (Zephaniah 3:9). The Jews will return from the four corners of the world, first in their blindness. (Isaiah 11:11, Jeremiah 31:7-8). Jerusalem shall be restored to the Jews (Luke 21:24) All nations will come against Jerusalem to divide it. (Zechariah 12:2). Israel will be divided causing massive war (Joel 3:2). Israel will ultimately be invincible (Zechariah 12:6-9). The Jews will recognise their Messiah on their return to the land (Romans 11:25-26 and many others.)
As we look into the history of Israel and the Jewish people we see the supernatural hand of God at work. Do you think that’s suddenly going to stop now? Never – it is about to become even more miraculous, but with great trouble on the way, just as the Bible predicts.
The fall of Israel:
Exodus 34:11-14 “Observe what I command you this day. Behold I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. You shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images, for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous is a jealous God.”
The people mentioned in the verse above are all the descendants and originators of the Arab peoples and through them the ‘Palestinians’ today. Do you see that section of the verse in “bold”? Look at it again. Netanyahu – go and look at the verse! Israel, do NOT make a covenant with them.
Exodus 23:32-33 “You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
Unfortunately we know that Israel will make a deadly peace covenant of sorts with them. This will open the gates of tribulation, death and destruction on a massive scale.
This is where I believe the rapture takes place, just before the tribulation period begins. According to my calculations based on the scriptures, 4.5 billion people will die in the seven-year tribulation.
Micah 7:8-9 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my case and executes justice for me; He will bring me forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness.”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord your God.”
Israel will soon fall hard, but she will arise – it’s coming soon.
Anti-Semitism will die:
Being on the losing side is such a failure. It’s fine to mess up, and fail and then get up, change direction and go the winning way. It’s not fine to fail and stay a miserable failure on the wrong course until you arrive in hell.
Today we are seeing a massive rise in anti-Semitism worldwide, but especially in Europe. You would think that Europe would have learnt from its past! No such luck! Europeans used to call Africa the “dark continent.” What an amazing turn of events. Europe today is more spiritually dark than the dark side of the moon!
With their dark demonic influences has come this new anti-Semitism and appeasement of the Muslims. We have not seen anything yet – it’s just starting up!
Of course it will backfire on them. It will simply chase the Jews back home, which the Bible predicts anyway. Europe, did you know you are helping God’s work?
Obviously it’s not just Europe. When the heat is really on it will be the whole world. Right now it’s Europe and the Muslim nations leading the anti-Semitism charge.
Do you want to see the futility of anti-Semitism? Let me show you the end of them:
Isaiah 60:14-15 “The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bowing to you, and those who despise you shall fall prostrate at your feet; and they shall call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Whereas you (Jews) have been forsaken and hated, I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.”
Jeremiah 30:16-17 “All those who devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; those who plunder you shall become plunder, and all those who prey upon you, I will make a prey. For I will restore health to you and heal your wounds, says the Lord, because they called you an outcast.”
There are many more similar verses, but I hope, just from these two, you can see who the winning side is and who the big eternal losers are. Do you see the miserable end of anti-Semites here?
Why pray for peace of Jerusalem:
Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.”
When we pray for the peace of Jerusalem we are praying for the return of our Lord and Saviour. The only way peace will come to Jerusalem is when the Prince of Peace walks in! So, in fact we are praying for all the events leading up to this to transpire quickly.
You can’t separate Jerusalem from Israel. The two are inextricably linked forever. All the covenants and blessing to Israel in the Bible obviously include Jerusalem even if it is not mentioned.
Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and I will curse those who curse you.”
Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is a critical prayer. It involves blessings and curses.
Psalm 132:13-18 “The Lord has chosen Zion; He has chosen it for His habitation: This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell for I have desired it. I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread. I will also clothe her priests with salvation...His enemies I will clothe with shame, but upon Himself, His crown shall flourish.”
Finally, praying for the peace of Jerusalem is not praying for a city. It is praying for the salvation of the people of Jerusalem – the Jews.
Why does the majority of the church sit back and have little or nothing to do with Israel especially in these days? It is because they are thieves. They have stolen all of God’s grace for themselves, thinking that they are the beginning and end of everything! They think that God has no real purpose for the Jews now or into the future.
Open your eyes church, there is so much more to the kingdom of God than your little institution.
The amazing, incredible, tragic, wonderful conclusion:
“Hell has opened her arms to receive you at your coming”, says the Bible. “Multitudes, multidudes in the valley of decision”, says the Bible. “I will open the spiritual eyes of the Jews, I will save you and you will be a blessing” says the Bible.
These are all critical issues – don’t underestimate them and don’t underestimate your own personal propensity to fall under the strong delusions and deceptions around today. You must use God’s provided weapons of spiritual warfare and you must know your Bible – led by the Spirit.
Zechariah 8:13 “It shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you and you shall be a blessing.”
The Eye, the ear, the voice, the hand, and the sleeve:
Zechariah 2:8 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: He has sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you (Jerusalem) touches the apple of His eye.”
Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear and you shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you.”
Deuteronomy 4:30 “When you are in tribulation and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice, He will not forsake you, nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.”
Isaiah 49:16 “See I have inscribed you (Zion) on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.”
Zechariah 12:10 “And 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 who they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son.”
Zechariah 8:23 “For thus says the Lord of hosts: “In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you for we have heard that God is with you.”
Today you can give yourself to the wisdom of the beast – the mass media (all of them) or to the wisdom of the living God. I tell you now, the words of the media are not just words; they are charged with the spirit of death and Satan himself.
In utter humility and with tears in my eyes, I say what a wonder it is to be on God’s side – the ultimate winning side.
O how I love my Lord and His word of truth and wisdom.
More and more, the mass- media is becoming the clear mouthpiece of Satan. They are Satan’s banner for the nations. You need to know these things.
But God has set up a banner for the nations. His banner is the opposite! His banner is everywhere the word of God is. It will prevail.
By the way, the reading of just these verses in this edition completely destroys the deadly deception of Replacement Theology.
I did this painting using various mixed media effects, blending abstract and organic themes together. I’ve used thin pieces of coloured glass in some areas.
I took this picture in a local game reserve close to my home. This is a White Rhino which is highly endangered but a little less so than the Black Rhino. It has a distinguishing big square lip and is quite docile compared to the aggressive Black Rhino. The horn is valued at $67,000 per kg. (More than gold). At the current rate of decline these magnificent animals will be extinct within a few years.
Shalom and grow in grace!