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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 287: November 24th 2015
Israel, the drama to end all dramas:
►Notice: Next week’s edition will include a major prophetic announcement.
Israel, the drama to end all dramas:
As the scroll of Holy Scripture opens up, it unveils the greatest drama of all time. From beginning to end there is nothing but monumental drama, all with a majestic consistent theme throughout.
You will only get glimpses of this glory if you cherry-pick Bible verses. When you see it all, as a completed picture – it can do nothing but leave you shattered and transformed! Of course, the only way you can do that is the old-fashioned way, reading the Bible from cover to cover and studying it under the auspices of the Holy Spirit.
It is extremely helpful to read the read the prophets and minor prophets.
Unfortunately, for most, it’s all still a rolled-up scroll, leaving them at the mercies of their own multitudes of opinions!
In numerous verses the Bible describes and plots these great end-time dramas. Most of these events occur in the seven-year tribulation period, but there are also many forerunners.
●It compares and rivals the second Exodus to the first. (Jeremiah 23:7-8).
●It says that this will be a time the prophets of old looked forward to. (Acts 3:24.)
●It describes the return of the Jews as a time of riches for the world, (Romans 11:12) and a time of “life from the dead”. (Romans11:15.)
●It will be a time when a valley of dry bones comes to life, which are the Jews coming to salvation. (Ezekiel 37:13-14, (Jeremiah 31:31).
●The Bible describes this as a time of unprecedented war and conflict like never before. It will be a time of spiritual war in the heavenly realms. It will be a time when hell opens her arms to receive untold billions. (Isaiah 14:9), (Daniel 12:1).
●It will be a time in which one third of the people in Israel will be killed. (Zechariah 13:8) It will be a time of war for Israel, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
●It will be a time when false prophets will construct massive evil doctrines to oppose Israel and the coming mass salvation of the Jews. Replacement theology will arise with supernatural power – the power of the devil and will be utilised by much of the church. (Romans 9 & 11).
●Many churches with evil doctrines under their belts will become sceptics, scoffers and mockers of God’s plans for Israel in these days. (2 Peter 3:4-6), (Jude1:18).They will “cast down the truth in the street” (Isaiah 59:14). God will cut them (wild olive branches) off as He did to the true olive branches. (Romans 11:22).
●It will be a time when God kills off some of the church with death. (Revelation 2:23) These will be churches that have come against God’s plans for Israel, mostly orthodox churches like the Catholics and Anglicans.
●It will be a time when nations stumble over Jerusalem, trying to divide it, and all being crushed in the process. (Zechariah 12:2-3)
●It will be a time when nations try to divide the land of Israel, which will bring war and not peace (Joel 3:2).
●It will be a time when the nations of the world will rally behind the Palestinians and their attempted theft of what God has given to the Jews. (Zephaniah 2:8-10).
●It will be a time when Israel will finally defeat and bring an end to the Palestinians. (Obadiah).
●It will be a time when many will mysteriously disappear in the rapture opening the doors for the tribulation period to begin.
Each one of these points above is a great drama on its own. We are now in the privileged position to be on the brink of it all coming to pass.
There is such drama from the garden to the fall, to father Abraham and his offspring the Jews the Arabs the church the synagogue the mosque. From the Exodus to the wilderness to the Promised Land there is nothing but drama! From Israel’s rebellions, captivities to her victories and from wars and mass persecutions to her dramatic second Exodus back to the land – pure drama! From Israel’s coming punishment and then God’s plan to bless and bring salvation to the world, through them, there is nothing but drama. The giant rift between the church and Israel, the reconciliation, the fulfilled purpose, - drama of dramas!
Most amazingly, God has laid out His entire plan for all to see. See it; believe it or not, it’s all coming to pass anyway, just as He said. You know the story; if all else fails – read the instructions! But the world buries its head in the sand!
Who’s the fool?
Image if you had a friend who has never lied ever about anything and who can see into the future. He told you that a particular thing will happen, and the whole world comes against this and criticises it. Then these things come to pass exactly as your friend said. Now, you tell me - who’s the fool?
Did you know God is in the blinding business? He blinds those that come along in all their pride with all their own great ideas.
Jeremiah 13:15-16 “Hear and give ear; do not be proud, for the Lord has spoken. Give glory to the Lord your God, before He causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and while you are looking for the light, He turns it into the shadow of death and makes it dense darkness.”
Did you know God is also the building business? But when He builds He destroys too!
Jeremiah 1:10 “I have put my words in your mouth, see I have set you (Jeremiah) over the nations and the kingdoms, to root out and pull down, to destroy and throw down, to build and to plant.”
The same verse appears later on in Jeremiah 31:28, but here it is Israel, as God’s servant who does the destroying and building up.
If you try to make God fit into your ideas and obey you, especially in these big things which He has clearly spelt out, you are in trouble!
Proverbs 28:4 “If you forsake the law (word) of God, you will praise the wicked.”
How the West was won and lost:
The West, my friends was won by the people recognising, believing and accepting the word of the living God. The West is in the process of being lost for the exact opposite reason.
Islam is dark. True Christianity is light. Dark can’t overtake light. But if the light goes dim, the dark comes in automatically. In fact it has a God-given licence to do just that!
The West is being lost by stupid people who voted for their own destruction! If you remove the Bible and biblical principles from your world and then vote, you get the devil. You thought, trusted and believed in the goodness of man, and that he would ultimately make the right choice, even without God in the land and its institutions.
You kicked God out of your constitution and all your institutions. You trusted in the evil hearts of man (Jeremiah 17:9.) Because you were then blinded by God, you voted for a man who turned into a devil!
In deep dark spiritual blindness, all the nations of the world will again kick God’s word out. This time, rejecting His word on Israel! Again, the world will pay the price.
The price is Muslim terror.
National repentance will stop the emerging tragedy. But it’s been left very late and all signs are that it’s too late!
As pressure grows on Israel, God stirs and growls. But beware, O stupid nations, the growl is about to turn to thunder. From then on you want to run, but you can’t hide! Get your affairs in order; buy your little plot in the graveyard down the road.
The Muslim ideology of destroying the Jew and Christian, dominating and controlling the world has spread worldwide. It’s not just ISIS in Syria; it’s the ideology which is everywhere.
The world’s mass media has served Islam excellently by proclaiming and spreading the giant lie that Islam is peaceful and peace-loving. The media may condemn terrorism out of one side of their anatomy, but out of the other they blind the world to the truth.
The world’s mass media can’t see that Islam is inextricably linked to and part of the Quran. The world’s mass media can’t see that this is where the problem lies.
The world’s mass media is silent on the Quran’s hatred for Jews and Christians.
Why is the mass media silent on the 109 verses in the Quran calling Muslims to violence and war with “unbelievers?”
By the way, verses in the Bible commanding killing, never included any form of torture and were all part of a now closed dispensation. The Quran is open ended on all these torture and killing verses.
The Quran needs no radicalisation at all – it’s all there in plain sight, as any and all serious Muslims know. The big disconnect is between those who claim to be moderate Muslims and the Quran.
There’s a new version of the Quran out called “The study Quran” in which they try to explain away the verses commanding beheadings etc. They do a terrible job trying to justify it. They say that these verses are only relevant in a time of war. Beheadings, crucifixions amputations would be war crimes! Besides the Quran claims to be at war with “infidels” all the time!!
Here are a few verses from the Quran which you won’t see the mass media referring to:
2:191-193 “Fight and kill unbelievers until religion is Allah’s”
8:39 “Fight unbelievers until Islam reigns supreme.”
5:33 “Crucify or amputate the hands and feet of those make war against Allah and Muhammad.”
47:4 “Behead and slaughter the unbelievers; take others captive.” “Smite the infidel at the neck.”
In various other verses Jews and Christians are described as “apes, unbelievers, unclean idolaters, enemies of Allah, accursed, and much more.
Make no mistake, Islam is a worldwide ideology and agenda trying and succeeding to build Islamic states and to bring in Sharia domination and control by fear and force.
I don’t want to spend any more time on this vile subject, so just to say, this is the root of the real problem and the cause of Islamic terror worldwide.
Europe is already bowing to Islam in many respects and giving privilege to Muslims. The US will soon have to modify its liberty, behaviour and tolerance to placate the hatred of Islam.
If you want to see a short video clip on “The Islamization of Paris” click HERE
Obama and his side-kicks, the mass media have misdirected you! They have pointed you away from the real problem.
The soon-coming glory of Israel:
In spite of Obama’s new antagonism to Israel, she has a spectacular, dramatic future. If you know what Bible prophecy predicts on an issue like this, should it make any difference to you? You see, it’s all coming about anyway! How much better to know what’s coming and adjust oneself accordingly.
You, my friends have the great privilege of knowing beforehand how it will all play out. You have the great privilege of adjusting and lining up your beliefs and actions with the word of the living God.
We all know that because of Israel’s rejection of her Messiah, God blinded her, leaving her in darkness, with a veil over her understanding. Have a look at these three incredible, amazing verses below:
Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.” Verse24 “These (Israel) who erred in spirit will come to understanding and those who murmured will learn (true) doctrine.”
Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them, a light has shined.”
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, (Israel) and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
These verses speak of wonderful things, don’t they? Can you see the light? I can already see the light shining into the hearts of the Jewish people. Okay, there’s a long way to go, but here comes the light!
How can you participate in coming against Israel in any way, knowing how it is all going to play out? You can of course, if you are a Christian friend of the devil himself!
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.”
Keywords for you, Israel
The following paragraph is simply sections of verses relating to Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews, strung together:
You are to be a holy people. Open your hearts to your Jewish Messiah. The Lord has chosen you. You are a special treasure. You will be a light of salvation to the Gentiles. You are to shine and to roar; this is your time. You will arise from the valley of dry bones to the valley of decision for your Messiah. He has glorified you. (Isaiah 55:5, Acts 13:47 Deuteronomy 14:2). God has given you the land and the city for all time. Do not divide either of them.
A message to the Israeli Defence Force:
Deuteronomy 23:9 “When the army goes out against your enemies, then keep yourself from every wicked thing.”
Deuteronomy 23:14 “The Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.”
Jeremiah 51:11 “Make the arrows bright! Gather the shields! The Lord has raised up the spirits of the Medes (Iran.)For His plan is against Babylon to destroy it...”
Israeli Defence Force (IDF) please take note of the verses above! You are now entering a new phase in your existence and survival. We know that God’s word reveals His favour upon you, but it’s not automatic. You must prepare yourselves now. Your military training and ability is excellent, but what about your hearts and souls?
Take note of the terrible verse below IDF! Do you want to be in the situation of this verse? I’m sure you don’t.
Judges 10:13-14 “You (Jews) have forsaken Me and served other gods, Therefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress.”
Take note that the verse applies to a particular point in time. It is when “you are in your distress”. This time period is coming now.
IDF, you know as I do that many of you and your people at large are full of the worship of illegitimate gods. You must repent now! The favour of God will be upon you in your repentance. Yes you will make the right decisions, but make them fast and make them thoroughly and deeply!
Be strong and courageous IDF!
Deuteronomy 4:30-31 “When you are in distress 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.”
A banner for the nations::
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.” Verse 13: “The adversaries of Judah shall be cut off!”
A banner is big flappy thing in your face with a message written on it! In the verse above we see that our Lord is raising a banner for the nations of the world. What is written on it? Can you see the message?
The message is simple and plain. God will create a second Exodus bringing His Jewish people back to their land from the nations of the world.
But God is not doing this for fun. He is doing it for His great ultimate purpose of bringing the remnant of the Jews to salvation and gathering all the nations against her in one place for the great final destruction of all evil, sin and unrighteousness.
Zechariah 2:4-5 “Run speak to this young man, saying: ‘Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls because of the multitude of men and livestock in it. ‘For I’, says the Lord ‘will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”
Jerusalem’s amazing future is outlined in this verse above. Do you see that, Palestinians? Do you see that, world? Do you see what I see? – I see a wall of the Lord’s fire already burning around the walls of Jerusalem!
This edition is entitled, “Israel, the drama to end all dramas”. That, my friends is exactly what it will be. That’s exactly what is playing out right now. Bible prophecy has spelt it out and it’s happening just as proclaimed.
Let me give you the good news or the bad news! You do fit into the picture. You are one of the pieces of the giant jigsaw puzzle. Your choices will reveal exactly where you fit in, like it or not! Do you know that our Lord may be preparing rewards and a glorious eternal residence in everlasting peace with Him and the family of God for you right now?
Hebrews 12:1 “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that is set us before us.”
2 Peter 1:11 “An abundant entrance will be supplied to you into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.”
Do you know that Satan may be preparing an abundant “cloud of witnesses” to welcome you? Isaiah 14:9 “Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming.”
You have before you great opportunities my friends, don’t squander them!
I took this picture with my Hasselblad fitted with an ultra-wide lens mounted on a tripod and the shutter controlled with a remote. This is a martial eagle.
Shalom and grow in grace!