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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 319: July 6th 2016
Truth under Fire!
Truth under Fire!
►See also Edition 305, “The danger of gullibility.” Click HERE
One of the most wonderful, deeply satisfying and assuring things is to encounter, know and live in biblical truth. It stabilises you, gives never ending wisdom. Apart from making you hated in some circles, it makes you interesting and strangely fascinating! It also places you in Satan’s cross-hairs.
The entire Bible and its author, the Holy Spirit, are under attack, particularly in the areas of holiness and there’s a good reason for this.
Today we have a huge move on the go to take the holiness out of the gospel. This deadly move is to humanise the gospel and bring it down to unsaved man’s unholy level of relativity and relevance to modernity.
You can easily fit gentle Jesus meek and mild into the world. You can easily fit the jolly Christmas Jesus into the world. In fact the unsaved world loves this Santa-Jesus. You can easily fit the Easter bunny Jesus into the world – they already love him!
You can easily fit a Bible-ignorant and Bible-neutral “Christian” homosexual, in with the world.
The word “Christian” today is as significant as the name “Coke.” It fits neatly into your selected recreations. You can keep it in your refrigerator, until it goes flat and then throw it out.
Humanising the gospel:
I often get emails on this, so let me explain up front. I’m not talking here about humanitarianism, but humanism, which is the “religion” exalting man as God or replacing God with man. Humanitarianism is simply helping out in times of need. Let’s move on.
►If you take the holiness out of the gospel, the gospel will be acceptable to the world. If you take the holiness out of our Lord, He will be acceptable to the world. But you can’t take the holiness out of the gospel or our Messiah.
So what do the humanists do? – they change holiness. They take the morality out of it. They neutralise holiness and make it equal with sin and evil. They gray out all the morality in the name of equality and human rights.
You can say that because homosexuality is a basic human right, which it is, it’s okay, which it’s not! So what you must do then is gray-out its identity with sin, which is exactly what the world and its religion, is doing.
Why must the gospel and its God be neutralised today?
There is one simple, big reason. That’s because Satan is coming. He will soon arrive as the antichrist. There will soon be a one-world government and a one-world religion and a one-world economy. It’s all an attempt to create control, under the guise of world-peace.
For all things “one-world”, to come about everything has to be brought down and made equal. Do you think that the holy, true and living God can or will live side by side with the antichrist? – Never!
1 Corinthians 6:9 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?”
Trying to build world peace is a terrible, destructive thing and will get you killed!
God has ordained and planned for world peace. Quite simply His plan and His way is the only way. He Himself destroyed all man-made attempts to build world peace in history. All of man’s attempts have to include mankind in his sins, wickedness and evil. Man cannot get rid of his sin.
Only those who have gone through the holy-making cross are clean and pure and acceptable in God’s eternal new world of peace.
Do you think modern man has learned from the destruction of Babylon? Man has not. In fact he can’t learn these lessons, because he has been blinded by God and handed over to Satan.
To build this new world, which would be full of sin, evil and wickedness, mankind must get rid of the holy gospel and the holy Messiah and holy-making cross of Calvary. The new world order and it’s inter faith one-world religion will include a massive apostate, sin-filled church using the title “Christian”.
Because the cross is the holy-making instrument of separation, it must be destroyed so that evil, cross-less Christianity can move forward!
To create a cross-less, unholy alliance with the world and its religions you have to cut up and remove all those aspects of the Bible.
Philippians 3:18 “I tell you now, even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah, whose end is destruction...”
These people being referred to in the verse above; are so-called Christians. Note that they are not enemies of Messiah, but of His cross! They are all around us today!
A cross-less Messiah is “another Messiah” of “another gospel”, with the “offence of the cross” removed (Galatians 5:11)
Galatians 1:8 “If we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached, let him be accursed.” (2 Corinthians 11:4)
Let’s now have a look at some general principles in relation to this end-time attack on truth:
The problem today:
2 Timothy 4:3 “The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables.”
Isaiah 59:14 “…Truth is fallen in the street and equity cannot enter, so truth fails.”
In these days to be right with God means being wrong with the world! We are not called to be like the world, other Christians or churches. We are not to “compare ourselves amongst ourselves”. We are called to be like the Messiah of the Bible. (2 Corinthians 10:12)
The big problem today is that Satan wants you! He uses people who try to make you like them and ultimately like him! Once Satan has neutralised his Christian victims and removed the cross, they are then on the cross-less, level playing field, with the values of a dead rat, but that field is about to open up to hell.
The cause of the problem today:
2 Thessalonians 2:11 “God will send them strong delusion so that they (who did not receive the love of the truth) will believe a lie.”
●According to the verse above, God sends strong delusion upon those who believe lies instead of the truth of His word.
2 Timothy 3:7 “…Always learning but never coming to the knowledge of the truth” (Previous verse = lovers of themselves.)
●According to the verse above, people who are lovers of self, never come to the full knowledge of the truth. Their truth is mixed with the delusions sent them by God.
Galatians 5:7 “You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?”
1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
●According to the two verses above many people can get sidetracked and spiritually shipwrecked because they do not test the spirits or test and measure their truth against the full truth of God’s word and they open themselves to false prophets and teachers.
Matthew 22:29 “You are mistaken, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.”
●According to the verse above, there is a huge danger in not knowing the Bible well, or the power emanating from it!
John 14:24 “He who does not love Me does not keep My words.”
●According to the verse above, those who do not know the Bible well, don’t love our Lord! Let me rather personalise this. If you, reading these words now, do not love our Lord with all your heart, you cannot keep God’s word, and you are a liar if you say you do.
The effects of the problem:
Romans 1:18 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
Romans 1:24-25 “God gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for a lie…” (This is addressed primarily to homosexuals – read the whole chapter.)
Romans 2:8 “Those who are self - seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness -indignation and wrath!”
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavour, how shall it be seasoned. It is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under the foot of men.”
Revelation 3:16 “Because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth.”
In these shocking verses above, we see the terrible, tragic effects of interfering with, ignoring or changing the truth. The effects are: ●indignation, ● wrath, ●being given up, ●thrown out, ●spewed out! There’s not one good word of comfort in all of these...and there are many more similar verses.
Ministers reading this – do you see the weightiness of these things and the responsibility on you?
Discarding the truth always causes divisions. Today many denominational (divided) churches are under God’s judgement and they can’t even see it or know it.
Amos 5:10 “They hate the one who rebukes in the gate, and they abhor the one who speaks uprightly.”
Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men will become wise, but the companions of fools will be destroyed.”
The answer to the problem:
Acts 20:27 “I have not shunned declaring to you the whole counsel of God.”
My friends, when you decide to fully surrender to the fullness of the gospel, a wonderful thing happens. A new day dawns for you of light, love, sight, understanding, stability, safety and wisdom...and many more amazing things.
It takes time knowing the “whole counsel of God.”
It was Derek Prince, one of my spiritual fathers who often said that he would not support anyone being in the ministry who had not been a follower of our Lord for at least 40 years. (I’ve just crossed that mark!) That’s quite a radical statement, but then that’s who he was.
Personally I would go for about 20 years or so, but would not be legalistic on it. I do believe that the modern church is full of spiritually unqualified men, which is why, thankfully, so many of these leave the pulpit. In fact most ministers today know very little about the doctrine of eschatology – to the detriment of their own people.
Many ministers today are in the process of metamorphosis into wolves!
The “whole counsel of God” means exactly that. It means the fullness of the doctrine of Messiah – all of it. Every doctrine of Messiah fits into the doctrines revealed in Hebrews 6:1-2.
Romans 16:17 “Now I urge you brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you learned and avoid them.”
Colossians 2:8 “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit according to the traditions of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Messiah.”
To learn of God and move forward with Him, you must love Him fully, His discipline and correction. You must have a desire to be right and in the truth. You must be right in the head and heart.
If you love our Messiah, you do love the truth. If your truth is a mess, don’t try to fix it before fixing the problem which is that you don’t love our Lord, because you love self, the world and the demonic more.
1 Timothy 3:15 “…The church of the living God is the foundation and pillar of the truth.”
A shrewd method of deception:
A terrible method of introducing error and deception is by using the truth. If you surround a deadly error with truth, you can fool people to think that it’s all truth.
Be very careful of the subtle plan of the devil to try and sanctify and make holy all that is Catholic. Some are exposing the works of the devil in francis, as if to justify the rest of Catholicism! It is all evil – beginning to end.
The letters to the churches at Pergamos and Thyatira in the Revelation are widely accepted as relating to the formation and continuation of the Catholic church. They are an absolute shocker. (Other orthodox churches like the Anglicans would also find their identity here.) Revelation 2:12-29.
Some of you reading these very words will soon become an enemy of the truth in favour of the god of the world – “another Jesus” with no cross or holiness. I personally know some who have already done so.
We must be moving forward with our Lord away from the dictates of the world. We must “overcome the world” (1 John 5:4)
Lot’s wife almost went in the “rapture” out of Sodom! But she looked back to the world with longing. That was not the real problem. The big thing is that she looked back after being told by God not to. She was a true big deal. She thought she knew better! She did exactly what Eve did.
God said to Eve, “don’t”. Satan said “has God said”. Eve said “do”. That’s the same story for Lot’s wife!
That’s the tragedy of thinking that you can outsmart God and His word. That’s the way to a sure backslide ultimately ending in hell.
These few verses below are a great comfort and anchor of faith
John 18:37 “…Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Job 15:8 “Have you heard of the (secret) counsel of God? Or do you limit wisdom to yourself?”
James 1:27 “…Keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
Ephesians 5:27 “He will present to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
Hebrews 12:14 “Pursue peace with all men, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.”
The damage done to the Jews by the Catholics:
Galatians 4:16 “Have I become your enemy, because I tell you truth?”
Some things you only really see when you stand back and look at the whole picture. As regular readers know, I’ve been using video clips of Jews finding Messiah in your Sabbath Report since its inception. You can find these videos HERE.
I’ve watched every one of them and others which are similar. There is a tragic, very consistent theme through all of them. It is that they thought Christianity was about this Catholic-created Jesus and His celebrations, Christmas, Easter and other rituals.
When they finally looked into the Bible, in almost all cases, without the “help” of a Catholic, or regular Christian, they found it was a Jewish book written by Jews and with a Jewish Messiah! There was no Christmas, Easter or leaders wearing Babylonian hats (mitre) in honour of the fish-god Dagon!
Of course we know that God blinded the eyes of the Jews because of their unbelief, but we can also see that the instrument of blinding is the Catholic church. Yes that is right! So, in these days, when the Jews honestly look for their Messiah, they need to see through the veil of all this Catholic created, Babylonian hell-bound witchcraft.
Amazingly, the Bible says that the duty of the church is to “make the Jews jealous” and to “go to the Jews first” with the true, pure gospel. (Romans 1:16. Romans 11:14).
Is your church an offence and stumbling block to the Jews instead of the exact opposite?
You see, many churches out there; perhaps the majority are twice guilty as charged! They are guilty of perpetuating the occult, satanic names and practices of Babylon, and keeping the veil of blindness upon the Jews instead of helping remove it!
►I can assure you, that I and The Prophetic Scroll will continue to stand against the Catholic, Christmas, Easter Jesus and all their pagan practices, and I will stand for the Jews and the lifting of the veil of blindness upon them.
Truth hurts! No it doesn’t actually! It only hurts if you have error which needs to be surgically removed, because you won’t drop it. If you surrender to truth, buy it, love it, live it, truth loves you - painlessly!
The original sin in the Garden is still around today. “Has God said” questioned Satan. What he was really saying is “what is truth?”
The western church has changed Yeshua into secular Jesus, the happy, commercial, plastic, sign-post god with flashing lights and Jesus in Coca Cola colours, there to entertain you and make you happy, happy, happy.
The world can accommodate Jesus, Buddha, and a host of gods, as long as they require a “you-can-do-it” works-based religion with no holy-making cross of separation from them.
Exodus 23:1-2“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow the crowd to do evil...”
Psalm 10:13 “Why do the wicked renounce God? Because they have said in their hearts, ‘You will not require an account.’”
Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put sweet for bitter and bitter for sweet! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes.”
Proverbs 1:28-29 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but will not find Me, because they hated knowledge (of God) and did not chose the fear of the Lord.”
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law (word) praise the wicked.”
Isaiah 11:9 “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
God’s truth is safe. Where it has been interfered with, it will bounce back to endure for all eternity and those who messed with it, will be crushed. Be careful out there – the truth is alive and living. God Himself by His Spirit is in it and lives in it.
The world’s mass media, the Catholic church, all inter-faith churches and all the unsaved are enemies of the real truth, the whole truth and the cross.
There is coming a day not too far from here where the truth of God will cover the whole world as the waters cover the sea. How wise it is to surrender to its wisdom now and let it make you truly wise!
I took these pictures of the world’s fastest (and most beautiful) wild animal, the cheetah in the wilds of Botswana. In the 70’s I spent much time working on these then endangered animals. We brought them back to a healthy level. Today, thanks to savage hunters, they are again headed for extinction.
If you would like to see some more pictures of these beautiful beasts click HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!