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Edition 271. August 5th 2015
Peace is coming on the wings of war:
Peace is coming on the wings of war:
Peace is coming to this world on the wings of world war and on the destruction of peace!
World peace is coming when war ends and humanistic, man-made peace efforts end, and the whole world bows the knee and submits to the Lordship of Yeshua the Messiah, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the true everlasting God...and not before.
What is peace?
The peace I’m referring to is real true, lasting, deep-peace with God. It is unattainable or even unknowable to all those outside of the kingdom of God.
Peace with God through the new-birth is exclusive for those born of the Spirit of God, through the blood and cross of Messiah, but there is a further aspect to this incredible peace. It will endure forever in eternal holiness, purity and perfection and it is incorruptible.
We as believers can experience this peace now, but not in its fullness yet.
This great peace is coming immediately after Armageddon. The Millennium will be a time of universal peace, but still not complete yet. After the Millennium, we go into the “eternity of eternities” where this powerful all-encompassing peace has its full manifestation forever.
This wonderful peace will infuse the universe after the destruction of Satan, sin, evil and all that is opposed to the true living God, including all man-made, worldly peace efforts.
Peace is coming on the destruction of war and peace:
At the Second Coming, our Lord destroys all enemies on this earth. All the unsaved will be cast from the earth to hell. This is obviously the end of all war except for a brief season at the end of the Millennium.
Peace, as a result of the end of war is obvious. But what about peace as a result of the end of peace?
The world’s religions, politicians and think-tanks believe that they can create world peace by coming together in unity, or by spreading love, or by decree, or covenant, or by the ringing of “peace bells” or by appeasement and capitulation, or concession-making.
They believe that they can create world peace by acquiring the nuclear bomb as a defensive deterrent. Islam believes it can create world peace by killing all opposition to itself. Some nations believe that they can create world peace by control and domination.
The world’s peace merchants are in effect fighting God. They are trying to rebuild Babel.
All the world’s top politicians, academics and religion leaders are humanists and destined for destruction. God will bring war and great tribulation into all man’s great, futile efforts to make a world of peace.
It is only through the shed blood of the Lamb and the cross of Calvary that you can create any form of peace. But the world will learn this too late.
The world will soon scream for God’s help, but he will not help the devil. In fact, He will laugh!
Proverbs 1:25-29 “Because you disdained all My counsel, and would have none of My reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when your terror comes. When your terror comes like a storm and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call on Me and I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but will not find Me...They did not choose the fear of the Lord.”
Psalm 2:4 “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord will scoff at them. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure
Peace signs and symbols:
The peace sign originated in Satanism thousands of years ago. It was a sign of surrender, weakness and defeat ending in death. It was called the “death rune”. “Rune” is an occult word for hidden signs and symbols with mysterious, magic significance or properties.
So powerful was this death rune (peace sign) that it was forbidden from being used in public at one point.
It was only much later, when it was used to represent world peace. World peace symbols are not limited to peace signs. They also include world peace bells, world peace flags and sculptures.
The peace sign has had many associations. It was called the “Nero cross”, the sign of the “broken Jew”, the sign of “death to Christians”, the “sign of the antichrist”, the “crow’s foot”, the “witches foot”, “the gesture of despair” and and of course, the sign of “world peace”.
Throughout the last 2000 years the peace sign has symbolised hatred for Christians and Jews. This association originated when the Roman Emperor Nero crucified the Jew, Peter the apostle, upside down. This was at Peter’s request, but it was Nero who performed the act plus many thousands more.
Nero was one of the most evil mass-murderers of all time. He was known for his hatred and torture of the early, mostly Jewish church. He started the first Roman-Jewish war in 66 AD. This led to the sign becoming identified with the broken and murdered Jew.
The peace sign is an upside down cross with the two arms broken downwards. This represents the rejection of the cross of Calvary and is one of the reasons for it being associated with the death of Christians.
The symbol has also been associated with communism and atheism.
The sign was believed to have magical properties and was used in pagan incantations. In Germany it was used by Hitler as part of the inscription on graves of SS officers and in other Nazi events.
The big bottom-line is that the peace sign symbolises peace without God and the destruction of Christians and Jews– an eternal impossibility!
Over time the peace sign took on its present meaning and association, which is world peace. But within its many uses are all the trappings of Satan himself.
It represents worldly peace, outside of the cross. It is therefore full on sin and its peace is rotten to the core.
The peace sign and the broken Jew:
The upside down cross with the arms broken downwards, representing the rejection of the cross of our Messiah, became known as the sign of the broken Jew. In 66AD Nero launched a gruesome war against the Jews. He slaughtered and tortured masses of Jews.
The Romans believed that if they could get rid of the Jews they could rule the world and set up world peace. As you are aware, one of Hitler’s goals was to set up a Nazi millennium of peace. But the Jews stood in his way, because of their “imperfections.”
The peace sign and the A-bomb:
In the 1950’s the peace sign became one of the logos for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and later the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The two arms facing down now symbolise arms down in the military sense.
The image above shows the Naval Code of Semaphore. The signals displayed here are N and D (Nuclear Disarmament), which when put together, form the peace-sign. This is why it was used as their logo.
The peace sign and the homosexual:
The rainbow peace flag was first designed in 1913 during the troubles that led to WW1. It was supposed to convey the idea of the universal brotherhood of man and the universal fatherhood of God. It then became the flag of the Universal Peace Congress and then the World Peace flag. It was also adopted by the American Peace Society.
In the 1950s the same rainbow flag was used in conjunction with a peace sign as in the image above signifying world peace after WW11.
Isn’t it interesting that the rainbow flag originally meant world peace and is now the flag of the homosexual. They also believe that their way is the way to a new world order of peace! I think you know where we’re going with this! Read on my friends.
The rainbow first appeared in the sky at the end of the flood of Noah – God’s judgement on the sin-filled world.
The flood destroyed the unrighteous, producing world peace albeit for a short time. The Ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat, which means “the end of the curse.” The name Noah means “rest”.
So if you want to glorify the rainbow flag, remember that it is directly associated with judgement, and this rest and peace comes after judgement. That’s all a type of the work of the cross. It ends the curse and produces true peace in a new world.
The judgement and destruction of the world by the flood of Noah was also a type of the judgement of Armageddon, still to come.
The World Peace Bell:
There are over 20 World Peace Bells around the world. They were dedicated and rung for the first time in 1999. Their purpose is to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Peace-Bell officials believe that the ringing of the bells around the world at the same time draws attention to universal human rights, which they believe is the way to world peace.
The United Nations and world peace:
The statue above stands in front of the UN building in New York. On the side is an inscription from the Bible:
Isaiah 2:4 “They will beat their swords into ploughshares.”
But they obviously don’t know their Bibles!
Joel 3:9-10 “Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men...Beat your ploughshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears.”
Did you note that these two verses above proclaim the exact opposite of each other?
The Joel verse comes first my friends. This is talking about the campaign of Armageddon. The Isaiah verse of universal peace is a Millennium verse!!
Sorry UN, your statue is a gigantic lie of the devil. It should be blown up!
Isn’t it interesting that the UN thinks world peace is coming through the two-state solution and the giving of land to the Palestinians. This is the way God says is the way to Armageddon! So much for the UN’s world peace efforts! (Joel 2:3).
September 2015 and world peace:
●September 21st is the International Day of World Peace, declared by the UN. Peace bells will be rung around the world. Attempted, temporary cease-fires will be organised in conflict zones. People will be encouraged to wear white peace-doves.
●On September 19th and 20th the Peace Foundation will be hosting an international “World Without War” campaign. This also marks the centenary of WW1. An international call for a “culture of peace” will go out.
●The World Council of Churches will begin the “World Week for Peace in Palestine” from the 20th to the 26th of September. Their objective is for “action in support of an end to the ‘illegal occupation’ of Palestine by Israel.” The theme will be entitled “God has broken down the dividing walls.”
●On September 18th the Geneva Peace Talks will host their conference this time entitled “It’s Time for Peace.” This public event will be held in Geneva and will be aimed at producing “peace now and into the future.”
●On the 18th and 19th September Just Peace will be hosting a large peace festival at the Hague. It will include a “peace run”, “peace in the park”, a “peace motor rally” and more.
Most people want peace in their world and their lives. There’s nothing wrong with that. But how do you get to world peace or even peace in your own life? There are two ways. One is the way of Satan and the world system and the other, the way of God.
Satan, working through fallen man, political leaders and the religious elite, has tried to bring about world peace many times. Each time God has destroyed their efforts.
You can’t have world peace or peace with God when your world is full of sin. The only way to have true deep lasting peace is to destroy sin and all else originating from Satan in your world! Only the cross can do that.
Other important things for 2015:
●Francis has declared a jubilee of peace and mercy for the world and the Catholic church to begin on December 8th 2015 and to run through to November 20th 2016. (This is a counterfeit jubilee in every sense.)
●The new Jubilee (real) begins on September 23rd. There have been 40 jubilees since the ascension of our Lord. 40 is the number trial or testing, which signifies the end of testing and beginning of mass salvation for the Jews.
●The 70th Session of the United Nations begins on September 15th. On the agenda will be the recognizing of a Palestinian State using the 1967 borders and with a divided Jerusalem as the capital of both. 70 is an important number prophetically.
●The Shemitah ends on September 13th which is also Rosh Hashanah.
●September 28th sees the fourth and final blood-moon tetrad.
The fiery end of peace efforts:
The many peace signs, symbols and meetings are all consistent in that they presume you can have world peace, mans way, without the cross of Messiah. Over 4 billion people will soon die in the tribulation period. That’s God’s response to all of man’s peace efforts.
God always warns before He brings judgement. He is warning now! No world peace is coming man’s way. World war is coming soon and the destruction of all man’s peace efforts. Modern man’s God-defying pride has blinded his eyes and filled his mouth with cow-dung.
Every peace sign is a lie of the devil. They are all doomed to an eternal fiery hell, while our Lords great peace sign, the cross of Calvary stands forever!
Sick, diseased love and peace:
The Bible talks of those who are the “enemies of the cross of Messiah”. They are not enemies of Yeshuah. They would call themselves Christians. But they are enemies of the cross and its workings in our lives. Perhaps the majority of Christians today are enemies of the cross!
Enemies of the cross are those who walk in, teach and practice love and peace. “Yes you can” is their motto. You can do it!
►The cross is a great killer. It is the great eliminator. It is a deadly instrument from which you do not walk away. The cross kills good, bad and all sin. It purifies your life and eliminates evil. Then it produces resurrection life, which is pure and holy. It strips out and kills all that is of the evil one, including humanistic good, love and peace.
The cross killed and eliminated the sin of our Lord Yeshua! Oh yes it did. Yes, He was without sin, but on the cross He became sin for us! It was the work of the cross that produced the absolute 100% purity required in the resurrection, now imparted into our hearts to us as a free gift.
Without the cross you can have love and peace, but it is a sick love and diseased peace. It is full of tolerance and relevance and all that originates in the evil one.
You can’t cleanse your life by taking yourself to the dry cleaner! You can’t pick yourself up by your shoelaces. You can’t cleanse your life by any form of human effort, simply because human effort doesn’t crack it with God. Human effort can’t kill sin!
You can’t turn over a new leaf in your life and try to be better, because the other side of the leaf is also full of poisonous hidden disease.
When you wilfully embrace the cross and say to God – “I give up, here I am”, He says,” “thank you very much, now I can work with you”. When you allow the taking up of your cross to strip you down to the level of a crushed worm, you are on the right road to glory!
Today many people think that they can be right with God, by their own effort and sidestep their cross. Sorry, that makes you an enemy of the cross and a pure counterfeit.
You can only have world peace outside of God by extracting the teeth of the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
Great, eternal, deep, incorruptible peace:
This is the amazing, spectacular, wonderful end result of our Christian lives. It is a peace beyond our wildest imagination and all of our understanding. It is peace on the destruction of all that originated from Satan and his kingdom. It is peace on the far side of the cross and purified by the cross, eternal and incorruptible.
Philippians 4:7 “The peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Yeshuan Messiah.”
Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have those that love your word, and nothing causes them to stumble.”
Isaiah 54:10 “The mountains shall depart and the hills shall be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed...”
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
You can’t create lasting peace in your own mind with your own intellect, schemes and ideas. It will all come crashing down sooner or later. But you can create lasting deep peace in your own life by going God’s way.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled or afraid.”
On a number of journalistic occasions I have had the misfortune of dealing with people working for humanistic world peace. I have always felt dirty afterwards and the need to take a shower. A dark horror always lurks in those corners!
Of course I’m not suggesting war rather than peace, although there is a time for war. But I am, as always, suggesting an incredible spectacular, but separated exclusive life of and in Messiah.
The one single big characteristic about this point in time is universal stress, trouble, upheaval, despair, torment and emptiness...and it’s about to all go into overdrive!
At the same time oceans of deep, Godly peace, love and joy are evident in the lives of many believers walking along God’s path.
I’m an ex-hippie, so I know all about the peace signs, the music and the culture. A lot of it was fun, but it was all rooted in the devil. I would not swop where I am now for all the pure gold peace signs in the world.
I took this picture along the banks of the lake Moremi in the wilds of the Okavango – Botswana.
You can see more pictures of this beautiful place HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!