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Ezekiel 33:6 “If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself, and he who takes warning will save himself.”
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●We continue in the prophetic impasse, with no major prophetic developments. There have been numerous threats of military action from Israel, Syria and Iran and a few minor skirmishes here and there. They are significant in setting the tone, but we sit and wait. This is called learning patience!
●For this publication, I’m not really interested in all the little news items around the world. It’s only the events and issues that have a direct relationship to Bible prophecy. These things can change fast!
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.
Edition 279: September 30th, 2015
What now, what’s next?
What now, what’s next?
The sword of God is poised and the trumpet of God is sounding. The message is eternal judgment is coming. The call sounding now is to repent.
Of course repentance is an ongoing affair for the believer; even though we are forgiven at the new-birth. The call is for unbelievers to repent and come to our Lord in salvation. The call is for Jews to open their eyes and hearts to their soon coming Messiah – Yeshua. The call is for all believers to repent of all known and even unknown sin and to walk in holiness before our Lord shaking off all sins that have ensnared them
The trumpet call is good, clean, holy, pure, right and liberating.
The other side of the message is contained is in the sword. It is for all unbelievers and for “believers” who think they are but are not! It is for those who reject repentance.
People say that there is no limit to God’s grace. They are wrong, there is a limit! You don’t mock God and get away with it forever. Besides, the grace, love and compassion of God has seen to it that His warnings go out there.
Just as in the days of Noah and Lot, God’s warnings went out and are going out again today. Just as in those days, there is a time limit on it all!
World – your days are numbered, your days are just about over. You still have some time to repent, but beware the sword is coming soon!
A season ends, a new one begins:
With each year we are getting closer and closer to heaven!
We are now at the end of the season of the Feasts of the Lord. The anticipated blood-moons and solar eclipse season is over. The Shemitah is over – or is it? Actually, it may not be, but we’ll deal with that further on.
Many things that were predicted came to pass, while the tribulation start and rapture did not. But there is still a powerful message in all these things that you need to be aware of.
From the start of the blood moon tetrad we saw many events relating to Israel, the Palestinians and the surrounding nations begin to escalate. Many other things which I will look at here also came about.
We did see a stock market crash during the Shemitah. We had a 14% decline on the Dow Jones and a 40% decline in China. And what about Elul 29? That was on a Sunday when markets were closed, but we didn’t see a crash on the nearby days. But the markets are still in decline. We have already had the crash and it may turn out that Elul 29 just might be right in the middle of this continuing decline.
The reason why Rosh Hashanah is so important every time it comes around is simply because it is the next of the seven feasts to be fulfilled. The fulfilment will be the start of the tribulation / rapture. Of course, there is anticipation when it arrives.
Now we have to wait until the next one before anything substantial can happen.
The three remaining feasts of the Lord to be fulfilled must be fulfilled in chronological order as the first four were. Rosh Hashanah has now passed for this year, so we now look to the next Rosh Hashanah 2016 /2017 (Hebrew year 5777) on October 3rd and 4th 2016.
In previous editions I have pointed out the various signs that were around us. But if you recall, I also highlighted a problem under the heading, “The missing trigger.” (Edition 273) This is the big event that kicks off and starts the tribulation period, reveals the antichrist and would be where the pre-tribulation rapture occurs. This of course is the signing or “confirming” of a peace covenant between Israel, “the many” and the person who will be revealed as the antichrist in the act. (Daniel 9:27)
We have had no such thing on the table now for a long time. All the previous peace deals and accords would have to be re-negotiated if any of them was to take effect.
Now, as this new Jewish year, 5777 gets underway, there is great anticipation and bubbling excitement already. We are about to encounter dramatic times!
What about the blood-moon tetrad?
I have supported the blood-moon story cautiously simply because they were a sign amongst numerous other signs, but I always did voice a bit of concern about going overboard on them.
Were they a sign or not? They most certainly were! For me they were a warm-up sign of things to come between now and next year.
Many have pointed out that the blood-moon tetrad will not occur again for a long time.That may be so, but who says that the signs in the sun, moon and stars are limited to a tetrad of lunar and solar eclipses?
Let’s go back in time for the answer.
At the first coming of our Lord there was a sign in the sky. It was called the “Star of Bethlehem.” This was NOT an asteroid or comet. Asteroids move too fast to be followed and comets move too slowly to be followed and are far too far away to give direction.
The Star of Bethlehem was a supernatural creation and event. Whatever it was, it was nothing that we have in nature then or now.
Now let’s go over to the cross of Calvary. Again, we had another sign in the sky. It was the darkness that fell in the middle of the day. This was NOT an eclipse. Since when do eclipses last for nine hours as this event did?
This was nothing less than a supernatural event. It was caused by nothing known to man. At one time God made the sun stand still. This was also a supernatural event.
If we had these supernatural signs in the sky at the first coming of our Lord is it inconceivable that we have supernatural signs in the sky again at the second coming? Of course not. In fact, it’s probable because that’s how it happened at the first coming.
The purpose of the blood-moon failure to produce the events many were expecting has another excellent purpose. It gets rid of the riff-raff!
The entire purpose of these end-time warnings is to cause repentance. It has done so, except of course for the riff-raff sceptics and scoffers.
Let me warn you about all those who condemn the end-time messages and messengers. Beware of their intent and purpose which is to exalt themselves in their pride and remove from you expectation leading to repentance in preparation.
Interestingly the sceptics and scoffers are not watchmen. None of them have any message of urgency. None of them have any message of warning and direction in this regard. They are as boring as their messages.
What about the Shemitah and Jubilee?
Have they come and gone? What if one of the dates is wrong and out by one year? There are in fact a number of calendars out there and none of them agrees perfectly. But I have just come across a very interesting, very lengthy study on this.
The conclusion is that the Shemitah comes to an end this (Jewish year) and the Jubilee begins just after as we cross into the year 5777 in October next year.
I have studied and been aware of the different calendars for a long time, but I have never seen this particular study done by a friend of mine. As I went through it, I felt an excitement. Can this be true and possible? Of course it can, but we will see as we go forward won’t we?
The study is over 20 pages and I’ve read through it, but not studied out all the finer details myself yet, which I will do shortly and report on it for your benefit. But because of its importance at face value, I draw your attention to it now. – It’s exciting stuff!
Know the watchmen:
The watchmen must know the Bible backwards. Every single prophetic utterance in the scriptures must be well known by him. Then of course, that’s pretty useless unless you know the living, active voice of the author, by and through the Spirit of God. No one outside of the baptism of the Spirit is a watchman to be trusted.
The watchmen must know how to weigh up and fit pieces of the great prophetic puzzle together. He must know world events and world news and what’s important and what’s not. He must be absolutely free of all manipulation and ulterior motives. He must be free from the enslavement of churchianity and its divisions and divisiveness.
He must not be a man-pleaser of any description. He must not seek favour. He must not be a novice, having been saved and in fellowship with our Lord for many years. He must know how to endure hardship without complaint. He must not ever have backslidden. He must not have ever been involved in the occult or Satan worship. He must have an insatiable passion for holiness.
He must be a total radical for our Lord, which will be evident in his unique lifestyle. He will be loved and hated by many.
The watchman will be a watchman always. In fact, he will be “trapped” by God in this incredible call. He will look for and see many things that others don’t. He will see and know many secret, unseen, hidden and supernatural things. He will be a strange fellow!
The watchman’s life will be surrendered and given totally to God and secondly to God’s people, but he will always see everything through the beautiful veil of God’s Spirit and His word.
He will be on a collision course with the world system and its god, Satan.
He will be filled with love and compassion, resentment and hostility. He will love and hate. He will have an indefinable authority and depth about him. He will be filled with wisdom on many things. He will never be able to be contained, boxed or controlled.
The true watchman is called of God.
Because a watchman watches and something does not come to pass, that does not make him a false prophet. A false prophet is one who speaks in the name of the Lord, prophesying things that he says “the Lord told me”, and it doesn’t come to pass. Or one who says. “The Lord spoke to me in a dream” and it doesn’t come to pass. These are false prophets and must be rejected, never to be listened to again.
False prophets are also those who bring false doctrines into the church. All doctrines outside of the “doctrine of Messiah” as revealed in Hebrews 6:1-2 are suspect.
Many of these false prophets are pure Jezebels and can be found all over YouTube! As always, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!
What we are to watch for?
What follows are the major Biblical signs still to come. There are others, but these are the big signs.
● The very big, essential thing to watch for is Israel’s entrance and involvement in the Syrian conflict, Iran, Lebanon and Jordan.
These nations are in conflict or about to enter conflict, but none of them are in Bible prophecy until Israel is drawn in.
● A big prophetic event that is coming soon, although it does not need to be fulfilled before the tribulation begins is the building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount. If not before the tribulation, it would need to be built very soon afterwards because it is required by scripture at the mid-tribulation point.
Remember that there will be a new Millennium Temple – that’s not this Third Temple to be built in the tribulation period. Although this Third Temple is important prophetically, it is the one that will be forever polluted by the antichrist as he sets up his world rule from there.
At the Second Coming our Lord goes from the Mount of Olives, through the Golden Gate into the temple. Exactly what happens is not revealed in the Bible, but we do know that the new Millennium Temple will be in existence and operation very early in the Millennium.
This Third Temple will be very short-lived.
● Watch for preparations for a world government. The Millennium itself will be a time of universal peace. This is why Satan has always tried to bring about a counterfeit world government of peace.
● Watch for Jordan to become hostile to Israel. (Cities of Jordan are destroyed by Israel in the same war in which Damascus is destroyed in Isaiah 17.)
● Watch for a new Intifada with the Palestinians.
● Watch for a new great financial collapse to strike the world.
● Watch for the Daniel 9:27 peace agreement to come about.
● Watch for more and more Jews getting saved. In the process Israel will go through great upheavals.
● Watch for the massive destabilisation of Europe.
● Watch for supernatural signs and events.
The most amazing thing is that so many of these issues are already on the stage. You can see, feel and hear the rumble of them all warming up.
The current 70th session of the UN has so far produced some gems:
●Obama argued for a global government. His comments: “Global integration is an agenda that transcends the narrowly defined interests of nation states.” On security Obama said, “I won’t hesitate to use force.” Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, he, he, he!
●Jordan’s King said, “We reject threats to our holy places and threats to the Arab character of Jerusalem.”
●Putin called for greater world support for the mass murderer and dictator Assad of Syria.
A rebuke to the sceptics and scoffers:
I’ve said this so many times in previous editions, but because it is so valid and such a life and death issue, here it comes again (and will many more times). Five times in the discourse on the Mount of Olives, our Lord warns against end-time deception. Of course, there are many other portions of scripture issuing the same warnings.
There is fast growing universal agreement amongst watchmen today on the messages of warning and a call to repentance. And the scoffers come along and interfere with this! They are on thin ice!
Let me warn you against the present day sceptics and scoffers. They think they are helping you, but they help you turn a deaf ear to the warnings of God. They can’t see it, but they are the devils workers trying to dull your spiritual senses and prepare you for the coming of the antichrist, the false prophet, Satan and hell...and they do it in the name of Jesus.
Remember that it's Satan who wants you spiritually uninformed, cold, unholy, unrepentant and blind.
Beware the great Catholic false teaching:
As revealed in his recent US trip, Francis condemned “exclusionism” in favour of socio / political / religious and economic “inclusion.” “This is the way to world peace”, he declared. The “universal brotherhood of man is the answer”. “You don’t need to believe in God to go to heaven” was his cry.
“The Quran is the same as the Bible”, he said. “The cross was a failure”. He said.
His satanic sidekick, the world’s media did a monumental job of elevating Francis and his message to godlike status, all to be hero worshipped.
The big central and very dangerous message was, “globalisation is the goal and way to world peace.”
World Peace can never fix the sin problem in the heart of man. If it could that would make a mockery of the cross of Calvary. The world’s attempt at peace as viewed in Babylon’s Babel was a classic example. God destroyed man’s attempt at world peace on that occasion and He will do it again.
World peace created by sinful man outside of the cross of Messiah requires a man-made system of gigantic force and control to keep the world under the dominion of this world order.
The Catholic way to world peace has now become the same as that of the Interfaith Movement. It has a false, materialistic “Jesus” at the helm.
The Jesus presented by Francis is what the Bible calls “another Jesus.”
“Come to Jesus and he will give you toffee apples and candy floss and throw in a Coke.” “He will make you feel so good about yourself!”
The true message of the gospel is so very different! The true central message is, “Come to Yeshua and He will injure you and scar you. Your co-crucifixion will leave you bleeding and shattered and then He will kill you off. (Galatians 2:20)
The cross will destroy sin’s power in you even though the after effects may linger. You will be brought from the dead to life – a new life, a glorious life full of His life. Your new inner holiness and perfection will begin to work from the inside to the outside. You will be full of new resurrection power, the on-going power of the cross to lead you from great victory to untold glory. You will have eyes to see such wonderful things you never imagined you could.
You will see toffee apple and candy floss Jesus as a lie, fraud and counterfeit.
Signs of the times and things to come:
If you recall, in previous editions I spoke of and warned about the “missing trigger” to kick off the tribulation period and rapture now this year. I have also said numerous times that “we must let the signs speak.”
Yes, I did look with anticipation at some signs that were appearing now and supported the possibility of this year being it, but always with caution. I never did “set” a date. I am not a date-setter, but a date-watcher and will continue to watch and pray with fervour, excitement and anticipation.
Let me tell you what none of the watchers are wrong about. No one is wrong about warnings and the call to repent.
My job and call is to watch for the signs of the times and season. My job is to watch and weigh up the evidence based on the Bible. Now let’s look forward again. The time is now even shorter and things are due to escalate dramatically.
As we get closer to the coming of the Lord, there will be more and more signs. Knowledge of His coming will become more evident and we must know them well.
Can you see it already?
Expect a dramatic escalation of the prophetic forerunners.
Israel your time has come – exciting, dramatic, tragic and victorious days are before you.
I give you my word that I will continue to watch and pray and to look for the signs of the very soon coming of our Lord. I will not be deterred by sceptics and scoffers. I will always be completely honest, with no intension to manipulate anyone with any views besides those of the Bible.
I will continue to attack the scoffers and those polluting the doctrines of Messiah.
May I invite you to join me and other watchmen on the final stretch of our exciting and dramatic race to the end? May I invite you to join us watching and praying and preparing ourselves for our Messiah, the King of all kings and Lord of lords, the God of the Jews?
I took this picture in one of my favourite places - Etosha Game Reserve in Namibia.
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Shalom and grow in grace!