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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 286: November 18th 2015
The spirit world:
The spirit world:
In this edition I want to deal with an important issue. Most people don’t think so because they can’t see the world of demons, angels, the Spirit of God and Satan.
In fact the spirit world is very real indeed and although we can’t see them with our eyes, we most certainly do see the results of their works. The spirit world is going to become a lot more important as we head for major prophetic times.
In fact you are wall to wall spirit. If you were to step out of your body now, a spirit would be standing right there.
After resurrection you will live forever in a new body made up of spirit. It will be pure and holy, with all the impurities and faults removed. It will be a body that can manifest physically and then de-materialise at will. It will be a body with full, complete knowledge. You will know everything.
You will be a true time traveller and be able to travel at the speed of thought. You will not be bound to any of the laws of physics although you will be able to transcend both the physical and spiritual. You will be eternally young and totally healthy in every way possible.
You will be given authority over various situations or tasks or even other worlds.
Talk about putting science fiction to shame! My friends this is what is coming.
(Please see edition 197 HERE for more)
Spirits of truth and error:
God is a Spirit, Satan is a spirit and you are a spirit. All will live forever. All have doctrines and belief systems associated.
1 John 4:6 “We are of God. He who knows God hears us, he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”
Note in the verse above that both truth and error are spirits! They manifest in the natural and physical realms, but they are essentially spirits. This means that they are alive! Obviously this also means that one is of the living God and the other of the devil.
The spiritual forces of truth and error have enormous power of persuasion, because they have real spirit beings behind them. This is why the unsaved and the unequipped Christian are sitting ducks for the devil.
You may know the following verse well, but please read it again and take note of the implications:
Ephesians 6:10-17 “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood , but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age and against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places...take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God...”
The verse goes on to describe the main pieces of spiritual armour which the believer, especially in these end days of intensifying spiritual conflict, must wear. Three of these items are defensive and one, the sword, is offensive. But note what the sword actually is - it is the “word of God.”
So we are to go on the attack, using the word of God and not our own ideas or those of the mass- media and the world. Yes we do all in love, but sometimes that love must have a severe dimension to it. Cutting out cancer is painful, but is actually love in action.
The Bible commands us to “consider the goodness and severity of God” (Romans 11:22)
Today a huge number of churches are big trouble. They have capitulated to the god of this world. So many of them have rejected the fullness of the baptism of the Spirit, which includes the gifts the armour and the spiritual weapons needed to stand against the devil.
Their congregations are getting smaller as people fall away, while other spirit-filled churches are growing fast.
Have you ever noticed that those who come against the baptism in the Spirit never talk of or teach on spiritual warfare and the use of spiritual weapons?
Those who come against or are neutral to the baptism in the Spirit are always silent on casting out demons. You will rarely hear them address anything to do with spiritual warfare simply because they are blind to it all and ill-equipped to deal with it.
Mark 16:17 “These signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues.”
The teaching of these spirit-less Christians is always dead. There is no spark, no real life, its dead letter and it’s boring. Their teaching is never really pre-emptive or prophetic but in most cases backward looking. It’s always analysis after the fact.
The shocking thing revealed in the word of God about the church is that only a small part of it is doing just fine. The rest of the church is in great trouble as revealed in our Lord’s messages to the seven churches in the opening chapters of the Revelation.
Here are two verses that are a bit of a shock!
Revelation 2:13 “I know your works and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is...”
Revelation 2:24 “To you I say and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as who do not have this doctrine, and who have not known the depths of Satan...”
Do you see that these churches actually have a close identity with Satan himself! Of course they can’t see that, but God can!
Please don’t go chasing after angels, demons or any spirits all over the place. Don’t go looking for spirits behind every item of furniture. Just be aware of them. Let God show you what is needed.
Do not receive everything that comes dressed up in religiosity! Beware of many (not all) of the Youtube ministries. Some of them are deadly. Some appear to be so good but there are always tell-tale signs of false spirits at work.
These are normally seen in people who use manipulation to gain a following.
1 John 4:1 “Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
2 Corinthians 11:14 “Satan himself transforms himself into and angel of light.” (Context is ministers.)
The Spirit of truth:
The Spirit of truth will always manifest in you in pure holiness. He is a Holy Spirit. He will always have the characteristics revealed in the Bible. He will always be full of good fruit.
When He the Spirit of truth is at work there will liberty, freedom and peace. When the spirit of error is at work there will be bondage, evil, sin. James 3:15 “This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.
If the Spirit of truth is in you, active and alive, you will always have a forward-looking orientation. You will always have an exciting dimension to your life, because our Lord will be showing you things to come! You will always be anchored and balanced in the truth.
John 16:13 “When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth...and He will tell you things to come.”
My friends, the Spirit of truth is selective. He won’t share His truth with the devil. He won’t share or reveal to you His truth if He knows you won’t use and apply it.
Beware the spirit of Obama:
I’ve just noticed a subtle, but excellent example of what this edition is about, in US President Obama. He speaks with a forked tongue! He speaks pure rubbish, designed to appease the gods he serves and he most probably isn’t even aware of it.
Obama condemned the Paris terror attacks calling the perpetrators “terrorists”. Sounds good hey? But he said nothing of Islam or Muslims.
Yes they are terrorists, but that word is so nebulous and can refer to such a wide range of issues. You see, these were not just terrorists. They are people who love the jihad of the Quran!
Obama and his puppet, UK’s Cameron, speak the same ill-informed error coming right from the god of error. They repeatedly call Islam a religion of peace. If they took the trouble to look up what the Quran says in numerous places about killing the infidel, including beheadings and other such things, they would have a real tough time explaining it. So they lie!
They speak the words of the father of lies. They create an incorrect picture and understanding. They appease the very source of the trouble.
Please always remember that what Islam means by peace is the ultimate eradication of resistance!
What’s life all about?
Too many people look at their circumstances and say to themselves, “What’s life all about”? Life is making money buying some happiness for a while until it runs out and then doing it all again! People wonder why buying happiness never produces deep fulfilment.
It’s because whatever you can buy is essentially dead (unless you’ve just bought a puppy). All goods, even a red Ferrari is dead and empty. Your Ferrari can’t give you true deep love and comfort. It can only give five minutes of empty, shallow happiness. Even the Ferrari has no spirit – it’s dead.
How come very few very wealthy people have internal joy? Most people struggle to be happy and then they die. They say, “Surely there has to be more to life than this rat race to keep up with the rats next door – the Joneses.” The reason they will never find true deep joy is because they’re living for self and deep within the bowels of self is Satan! You can never satisfy Satan!
You see, Satan’s evil grows. It’s always hungry. It advances and it feeds on you and then advances some more. It eats into your very purpose for being. So like cancer, if you don’t remove it will kill you.
By the way, if anyone wants to buy me a red Ferrari (or any colour), I’ll say, thank you very much.
You were known before the foundations of this earth, says the Bible. What sort of madness is that? God knew you way back in the eternal past before you even thought of. Okay we can only superficially understand that, but stop and think about it for a moment.
If God knew you way back then, has He forgotten you now? Of course not! What this means is that God created you with a plan and purpose wrapped up in His will and plans. You are not some afterthought, you are not some afterbirth. You are not some random creation with no more meaning than a Walt Disney drawing.
If God knew you millions, billions trillions and quadrillions of years ago and here you are now walking around on this earth, that means you have incredible purpose to your life. You are much more than valuable and precious! You are part of an eternal plan that is just beginning.
So many people can’t see these things because they can only see the material, physical realm. They can only see the here and the now. They can’t see the reality of eternal spiritual life. They can’t see and don’t even believe that they are an eternal spirit!
1 Corinthians 6:19 “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own.”
Next time you look in a mirror say hullo to the real you! Not that person looking back at you, the one you can’t see the real one who will live forever.
Next time you’re having a bad day, think about these things. Cast your thoughts way out into eternity. Cast your thoughts towards a future so majestic, spectacular, wonderful and eternal. Cast your thoughts way back to long before you were invented by God and remember that He knew you, was thinking about you; looking forward to meeting with you and coming to visit you in the most incredible home in the universe that He has made for you anyway.
All these things are coming.
If you don’t have eyes for the things of the Spirit, you are vulnerable and will lack endurance and stability.
Many people are and will continue to fall away from the truth in these days. They are being led by spirits they can’t see and can’t deal with because their stupid minister wearing a frock hasn’t taught them or prepared them.
1 Timothy 4:1 “The spirit expressly says that in the latter times, some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.”
There’s a stirring in the air!
Right now spirits are becoming restless. They’re stirring and arising for battle. There is war in the heavenly realm. It’s beginning to intensify. The terror attacks of recent days are just the beginning. We are now going to see many of these things go into high gear.
Europe and the US are the main targets. It is all Satan’s work.
Because of the very limited time that is left before the coming of the Lord, these things have to intensify now. The world is about to be rocked by unseen spirits, devils, demons and their servants.
It’s time for true believers to examine themselves, to check their faith-status, to get their lives right.
It is time to cast off the sins that beset and to walk in holiness. It is time to surrender every area of your heart to the Lord. Open every door of your heart and clean out the garbage and let the Holy Spirit flood in.
It is time to know who you really are. It is time to realise that you have an eternal plan, destiny and reason for being here now. The least you can do is repent for all known sin and freshly dedicate your life to our King of kings and Lord of lords.
It is time to humble yourself before the mighty God, fall on your face in surrender to Him. It is time to harden your hearts to all the schemes of the devil.
Do not fall asleep in the light (That was the title of a Keith Green song.) The light will not be here or not be clearly visible for much longer.
At this time, I give you warning. The spirits of evil and deception are going to begin major deceptive works.
The works of deception will be powerful, strong and completely convincing. There will be people arising within the church claiming to be the two witnesses. They will be supernaturally empowered by spirits of pride and evil.
There will be major deceptions of sight and sound and signs in the sky.
If you have been involved in the occult, you need to seek complete and full deliverance, because you will have doors open! If you know beyond any doubt that you are clean and free – well and good, but know that you will targeted again much more powerfully.
Jihad, terror, and even WW111 are before us, can you see it stirring?
Finally the big prize of the devil is Israel. We are on the cusp of huge dramas with Israel. The Spirit of God is about to bring them to punishment for all their rebellion, even the great sins of Israel’s capital of homosexuality – Tel Aviv, will be brought down.
Satan will use the Arab nations, Europe, the UN and the US to cause much harm to Israel, as prophesied in numerous verses. Also as prophesied, these nations will in the process, bring wrath upon themselves.
In the midst of all of this God will lift the veil from the Jewish remnant bringing them to salvation.
What incredible drama this all is!
The voice of the devil:
Beware the mass media! They are inspired, orchestrated and led by Satan himself. They don’t even know that, but it is true. They are about to fulfil their tragic, deadly roles for which they were created. The mass media will be directly responsible for the biggest miss-information program, and all out lies the world has ever seen.
The mass media will contradict God again and again, making a mockery of His word. All the big-ticket items of God’s word they will come against. These are things needed for a strong nation under God. The attacks will be against God’s word on abortion, capital punishment, homosexuality and LGBT, discipline of children, the call of the Jews to salvation, their return to and ownership of all of the land of Israel, the dividing of land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem and much more.
Here’s a simple example of how the voice of the devil has infiltrated modern thinking: Today, the media says that homosexuals were born that way. No they weren’t! At some point they opened some doors to the devil in which there was vulnerability, then Satan and demon forces came in and took possession.
That’s how it works. That’s why these people can’t get free. There are a million hallmarks and characteristics of demon possession and activity in homosexuals. They need deliverance to be free.
The media will spear-head all of Satan’s plans.
Here is verse that will include the media. They will show and tell of these things. They will be involved in spreading the great deceptions of the end-times.
Revelation 13:13-14 “He (antichrist) performs great signs, so that he makes fire come down from heaven upon the earth in the sight of men, and he deceives those who dwell on the earth by these signs, which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast...”
Made by Israel, Made by Islam:
I saw a cartoon the other day with the above title. It got me to thinking. How come Israel has invented, constructed, made, manufactured, grown and produced more good stuff for the good of the whole world than any other nation on earth?
How come Islam has done nothing for the good of the world at all ever? If you can think of one thing, please let me know! Of course Islam has murdered as many as the Catholic church. Islam has created and manufactured great numbers of suicide vests, terror weapons, misery, domination and control of people’s minds and actions.
Bless Israel, you’ll be blessed. Curse Israel and you’ll be cursed, says the Bible. This verse and other like it show and demonstrate that God has His favour on what is of Him in the first place. That which comes from the Spirit of God has success and abundance attached to it.
1 John 3:2-3 “...We know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”
There is such great glory coming to those who endure to the end. There are so many who will fall away who need not. They will be full of eternal regret.
I think the following few verses are amongst the greatest in the Bible. How amazing is this, and its all true!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 "We do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction is but for a moment and is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things are seen, but at the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
I took this picture with my Hasselblad remote controlled on the nest of a Black Eagle.
Shalom and grow in grace!