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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 284: November 4th 2015
My friends, eternity is one thing no one will ever escape from. The second you die or are called in rapture it’s a done deal. If you live for today, live for self, live for materialism and the acceptance of the world, it will all end in a nightmare of monstrous proportions for you.
You can live for our Lord, live for the devil, commit suicide, get run over by a bus, be successful or a failure – eternity is coming and you will be more awake than ever and fully aware of everything.
Obviously preparing yourself for eternity, God’s way is real wisdom, but what you believe and do about it will also have dramatic effects on your life now.
There are so many people out there including Christians who are unstable. They are prone to stress, depression, distress, dejection, despondency and discouragement.
The opposite of the above is a life of stability, calm, peace, blessing, grace, security, maturity, soundness and confidence.
These two sets of conditions mark and identify who you really are.
My friends, eternity is forever and there is no going back to have a second try! You can have your second try now. Backslider, come back to our Lord, He will take you back. He will forgive you. He will give you a second chance. But the second you step into eternity it’s all over.
There will be no atheists in hell – not one! Every knee shall bow to our Lord Yeshua. The saved have already bowed the knee. The unsaved will do so at their eternal judgment. What an incredible tragedy, to have to bow the knee to the living God knowing that it’s too late and eternal judgement is your lot.
The trumpets are sounding the alarm:
Can you hear the trumpets of warning? Cup you hands behind your ears, maybe you can hear them now. Don’t feel alone if you can’t; only a small handful of people compared to the world population can hear the trumpets.
You who can hear the trumpets; do you hear their message?
1 Corinthians 14:8 “If a trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?”
Ezekiel 33:4-9. This is a discourse in which the watchman blows the trumpet of warning. If the hearer does nothing about it, his blood is upon himself. But if the trumpet of warning was not sounded the blood of the people will be upon the watchman who did not warn of impending judgement!
Today there are numerous trumpets sounding. Most are warning, but some are informing the Christian that everything is alright. All is fine. No sword is coming...continue as always, tomorrow is another day just like today! Some nice happy, smiley, motivational trumpets are actually trying to silence the trumpets of impending judgement and coming doom!
This is so typical of our day. Many in fact do hear the warnings, but just like in the days of Noah and Lot, they don’t care at all.
If you know our Lord and are seeking to know Him more, and you know your Bible, including prophecy, you are on the way to victory. If you know what is going on and why and when, then you are on stable ground.
If you have correct doctrinal truth about eternity active in your life, it will give you meaning and purpose, it will be one the anchors of your life in a an increasingly unstable and shaking world.
Who is the church?
If eternity in a universal paradise is the end for the true believer, it is very important to establish just what and who the church is and is not.
The counterfeit Christian: ●Believes in Yeshau / Jesus. ●He was infant sprinkled as a kid, which the lying minister called baptism. ●He believes selected parts of the Bible. ●He lives for self and to glorify self and avoids self-denial and cross-bearing. ●He loves the world and its ways. ●He can’t see anything of approaching prophecy. ●He can’t see the demons in his life. ●He has a variable value system with no biblical holiness in his life. ●He worships the great god, Hollywood and the entertainment world. ●He idolises celebrities. ●He goes to church once in a while, serves the sex-goddess Ishtar (Easter). He just loves Chrrrisssmisss. ●He has nothing to do with the biblical convocations and feasts of the Lord. ●He hates and rejects biblically based correction. ●He moves forward in life comparing himself to his friends and neighbours, keeping up with them.
The true Christian: ●Believes in Yeshua / Jesus. ●He is baptised by full immersion in water, by choice as an adult. ●He is baptised in the Spirit as an event subsequent and separate to the new birth and water baptism. ●He believes and loves the entirety of the Bible, rightly dividing and applying it to his life. ●He takes up his cross daily, putting to death the works of the flesh. ●He hates the world and its ways. ●He is well informed about prophecy and what is coming. ●He sees very clearly the eternal gulf and rift between the kingdom of the world and the kingdom of God. ●He has a value system of absolutes with God’s own virtues. ●He steers clear of the satanic gods of entertainment today. ●He identifies with the Hebraic customs and traditions of Messiah and rejects with contempt all that comes from Babylon / Rome. ●He gives attention to moving forward with our Lord.
What is your life?
What is your life? Most are blinded by mediocrity and the security of materialism and a continuing world. Most are blinded by the “I’m okay” syndrome. Most are trapped in the rut of living for self. Most are trapped in what the world has made them. Most don’t question things they just receive, swallow up and accept everything.
There are so many more important things in life than sticking to your opinions and being right with the world. Dying with your own opinions in tact may just make you an eternally wrong person. Dying full of our Lord’s opinions, words and beliefs will make you an eternal VIP.
“Who do you say I am?” asked our Lord. “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” said Peter. Believing and saying that Yeshua is Lord is not going to help you much although it’s a start. It’s the dramatic reply that is the stunning answer! Our Lord tells Peter that this reply came by divine revelation! This is one of the great secret keys to the Christian life. We receive divine inspiration and understanding as we surrender to our Lord.
Believing that He was Lord, a lord, a good person, a great teacher, a profound man and any such thing makes you a good, unsaved person.
It is the curse of religion, all religion, including Christianity that tries to be good and tries to believe and tries to overcome and always fails because it is not God’s way.
The life of Messiah is alive in us by the Spirit. That’s why the world can’t touch you. It can kill your outward body, but it can’t kill the Kingdom of God, of which you are an inseparable part.
Love for God precedes the love of God. If you say you love God, unless your life is an expression of love for God, you’re a liar. Your love for God will change you radically. The love of God will then be in you and operate through you.
Love for God involves loving all His ways and all of His word and includes dramatic 180 degree turns and radical changes in your life. Then the love of God is “shed abroad in your hearts.”
What if you have been wrong with God all along, while you could have been right with Him all along? Do you think it matters? You see, we are to examine ourselves to see if we’re in the faith. We are to count our days. Days following Him are important. Days of change are important. We are not to compare ourselves amongst ourselves. One day in the near future, you will not stand before your reverend, your minister, your bishop, your priest for reward. You will stand before the living God. He will judge and measure you according to the absolute truth of His word!
It does not matter how good you were or how sincere you were or what good motivations you had. What matters will be your response to God’s word and you application of all of it.
I warn you, today there are so many wild deceptions out there and so many new subtle deceptions starting up right in the family of God, just like the Bible predicted.
►In the next edition I’ll share some of these shocking deceptions and how they started and are growing. Some of them I have watched with my own eyes, knowing the individuals concerned and knowing that they are heading for disaster, taking many with them.
Doom and gloom, hope and heaven:
Many short-sighted and blind preachers and teachers repeatedly say that they’re not into doom and gloom. In their ignorance they have just removed half the Bible. You know of course, what that does? It curses you! So the self motivation, no doom and gloom preachers have in fact doomed themselves.
If you come to The Prophetic Scroll, you will find no such thing. I will always present to you doom and gloom, hope and glory, rightly divided and applied. They are both part of the Bible and are needed for a balanced Christian life. In fact did you know that the Bible has more references to hell than heaven?
Now let me share with you a few verses of what is coming very soon to this world:
Isaiah 13:6-13 “Wail for the day of the Lord is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. All hands will be limp, everyman’s heart will melt, and they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrows will take hold of them. They will be in pain as a woman in childbirth. They will be amazed at one another; their faces will be like flames. Behold the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it. The stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be darkened in its going forth and the moon will not shine. I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud...I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of her place in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger.”
My friends, heaven and hell are before us. Severe judgement is coming upon the whole world soon. Only those who are truly saved will go to heaven.
The curse of religion:
All religion is cursed. The Christian religion is cursed, Judaism is cursed, Islam is cursed and I could go on.
Some are thinking they can’t believe that! How can Christianity be cursed?
So, what then is the difference between cursed Christianity and true Christianity?
All religion is based on law and works rather than faith and grace. A works based outlook always brings a curse.
There are numerous things that generate curses in the lives of believers. Coming under the law is one of them. Indulging in any of the numerous occult practices is another.
Many are on the wide road rather than the narrow road. They are open to and practice the occult. They believe in fortune telling, astrology, and other eastern religious observances. They are seeking power in these things. They seek wisdom, but because their hearts are not surrendered their wisdom comes from below.
James 3:14-17 “Self-seeking is wisdom that does not come from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic...the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality or hypocrisy.”
Deuteronomy 18:10-11 Condemns the practice of all witchcraft, soothsayers, interpreters of omens or sorcerers or those who conjure spells, mediums, spiritists or those who call up the dead.
Job 24:13 “There are those who rebel against the light; they do not know its ways nor abide in its paths.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
Job 38:15 “From the wicked their light is withheld...”
Rebellion is as witchcraft says the Bible. Today the church is full of rebels even in the pulpits. Witchcraft has a secret, seducing but evil power. These people feel empowered. This is why they continue in it. They are all cursed.
Deuteronomy 7:25-26 “You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver and gold that is on them (Lit=decorations), do not take it for yourself, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. Nor shall you bring an abomination (Lit=idol) into your home, lest you be doomed to destruction like it; but you shall utterly destroy it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.”
These are big things today. You would be shocked and amazed at how many church goers mess with these things.
Deuteronomy 13:13 “Certain corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of the city saying, let us go and serve other gods, gods whom you have not known.”
Ezekiel 13:18-19 “Woe to the women who sew magic charms on their sleeves and hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of My people and keep yourselves alive? Will you profane Me among My people for handfuls of barley and pieces of bread, killing people who should not die and keeping people alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies.”
Today many cursed ministers are leading their flock into a world that is inoffensive to the world. They are leading people to find comfort and acceptance in the world. Their churches have not identified the accelerating moral decline of the world. They have not kept up with resistance to the ever worsening world. So, they surrender to it.
Your anchor in a shaking world:
Hebrews 6:19 “This hope (in God) we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.”
Isaiah 33:6 “Wisdom and knowledge (of God) will be the stability of your times, and the strength of your salvation; the fear of the Lord is His treasure.”
Isaiah 32:17 “The work of righteousness will be peace and the affect of righteousness, quietness and peace forever.”
Look at those key words above: ANCHOR, STEADFAST, STABILITY, STRENGTH, PEACE, and QUIETNESS FOREVER.
As you grow in the Lord, His way, with Him leading you and opening your eyes, you begin to fulfil His ultimate plan and call for your life. You become strong and stable. You become filled with knowledge, understanding and wisdom – the very wisdom of God.
Incredible, deep peace and internal quietness floods your life. Notice in the verse above that it’s forever! In many cases the peace that engulfs you is almost tangible.
Excuse me for this; I say it only as testimony and not with any other motives. Many people who have come into my home over the years for one thing or another have commented on a feeling of peace all around. The odd thing is that many have said the exact same thing without me saying anything about it beforehand.
The anchor of your soul will calm the waters, silence the storms and stress of life and deliver you into glorious light – the light of God!
The secret key:
What is the biggest key to the successful Christian life? What is the greatest thing you can ever do as a believer? What is the most powerful thing necessary for success and an abundant entry in the eternal kingdom?
It is all wrapped up in the one most powerful verse:
Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
You see, you are wasting your time coming to salvation and then cherry-picking a few verses and essentially carrying on as you always have. It is a waste of your time getting saved and then deciding what you want to do for our Lord.
As this verse above says, we are to live for our Lord. We are to give ourselves to Him fully. We are to give ourselves to Him in surrender. This includes laying down every aspect of our lives and becoming a prisoner to His Spirit and His word.
The secret key to the Christian life is – you can’t do it so stop trying. Give up and die! Give up and give yourself fully and completely to Him under the leading and power of the Holy Spirit.
As you do this, so you see new things. Now you see and begin to understand His word. Now you can see hell and you can see heaven and you see what is of the kingdom of God and what is of the kingdom of the world. Now you begin to see the great rift between the two.
You can’t do it on your own. You can’t try to be a good Christian – you will fail. You must fail. All the disciples failed trying to do it until they died to self and gave their lives to our Lord so that He could open their eyes.
Until the power emanating from the cross has done its work in you, you are a failure from God’s point of view, and you are living for self. You are living for your ways and your own ways are filled with self. The un-crucified self is the playground of Satan. You are living for Satan and you can’t see it!
Only our Lord can open your eyes to see His kingdom. Only our Lord can show you the real meaning of love and why it includes the rejection of all evil. True love is enveloped in holiness. Love for a sinner includes his repentance. If not, you are loving that sinners sin.
Acts 20:24 “I do not count my life dear to me, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Yeshua, to testify to the grace of God.”
It is costly to prepare your life for eternity. Seeking and obeying truth is not easy or automatic once you become a believer. Much sacrifice is needed. Much forsaking is needed. Many changes, radical changes are needed in your life. You need to open all the doors to every “room” in your life and let our Lord in.
In many cases you need to walk alone, stand separate and removed from ways of the world and your friends. In some cases you need to stand removed from and separated from the ways of the church.
You need to be radical in your pursuit of God. The word “radical” comes from the root word “radix” meaning “root.” When you start at the root and root out all the garbage and error in your life and then begin building right from the root – then you are on a solid foundation and growing just right.
You will then be ready for eternity, God’s eternity. You will make an abundant entry into the everlasting kingdom. You will welcomed by masses of angels, friends and family who have gone before you. You will immediately encounter so many things you could never even begin to imagine.
I took this picture in the spectacular desert, Namaqualand. For just a few weeks over a thousand kilometres of barren landscape springs to life with millions of wildflowers as far as the eye can see.
If you want to see more pictures of Namaqualand, click HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!