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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 356: March 22nd 2017.
All your political beliefs found in the Bible:
All your political beliefs found in the Bible:
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people He chooses.”
Did you know that all your political beliefs can be found in the Bible, either condemned or approved? There are major spiritual forces behind politics and different beliefs and persuasions. Left-wing, right-wing and God-wing...are right here in the Bible!
As with so many other things, today certain political belief systems, and those who support them, are charging towards destruction, and ultimately hell, and they don’t even know it and can’t see it!
The Bible does not define an exact political system, but all the ins and outs are in the Bible. In these days, you need to know these things, to protect yourself and to simply go the right way!
We are in a unique time. The end-time pressures are enormous. Truth is under attack like never before. The world is about to experience huge, great catastrophes. “Peace will be taken from the earth.” (Revelation 6:4)
Isaiah 33:6 “Wisdom and knowledge (of God) will be the stability of your times. And strength of salvation; the fear of the Lord is His treasure.”
As revealed in this beautiful verse above, the ways of God will be your strength in these days.
Those who are of the world (unsaved) can’t see the world! They can’t see that their world is a kingdom driven by the king of darkness, the “king of all the children of pride”! (Job 41:34)
Left-wing politics is rooted in the rejection of the ways of God. Right wing politics has many sources in the Bible, although extreme right-wing politics is just as much a problem as the liberal left.
In ancient biblical Hebrew tradition, “left” is a type of the natural world, while “right” is a type of God’s ways in the supernatural.
Birds of a feather:
Gimmicks, goats, demons and deadly doctrines flock together!
Birds of a feather flock together because the same spirit-wind is blowing them that way! Have you ever noticed that the liberal left are always supporters of the purely satanic United Nations and all its evil subsidiaries?
Have you ever wondered why the liberal left always have anti-biblical principles on most things, especially on morality?
Why does the liberal left always throw out the godly borders of morality, or redefine them?
Why does the liberal left always lean towards a classless, borderless, so-called utopia?
Why does the liberal left always lean towards, a one-world, globalist system as opposed to independent nationalism?
It’s all part of Satan’s grand agenda to change the world bit by bit and bring in his ways.
Satan is the master of gradual change, through the osmosis and diffusion of his ways, until fully assimilated into the minds of the gullible. Slow absorption and penetration into receptive vessels is his way. The problem is that it includes a transfer of spirit – his spirit!
●Socialistic or free-market economy:
Acts 5:4 “While it (property) remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your control (to sell)? “
There should not be a system of equal distribution of wealth, simply because people are not equal. This socialistic system is essentially the mathematical principle of reducing something economic, to its lowest common denominator, which means that we will all be equal – broke!
This system kills incentive and initiative of the entrepreneurs.
We see a free-market system in the Bible in the parable of the talents (money).
Matthew 25:28-29 “Take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. For everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.”
Of course the Bible applauds giving to the poor, but it is always on a personal and voluntary basis, never on a national, socialistic, forced basis.
The only way you can have pure socialism is by massive government control.
Isaiah 10:14 “...I (Lucifer) have found like a nest the riches of the people...and no one opened his mouth with even a peep.”
There is power available in unity and oneness. But economic or political unity outside of God’s ways is condemned:
Genesis 11:6-7 “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
So in these verses above, we see Satan’s way of domination and control of the economy, and we see the system of unity in Babylon, both condemned. Obviously, these systems come in varied forms.
Historically, socialism is the twin of atheism and the religion of humanism. Today most forms of socialism are godless.
●Borders and boundaries:
Acts 17:26 “He has made from one blood every nation (Lit= ethnic) of men to dwell on the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation.”
Nehemiah 9:22 “You gave them kingdoms and nations and divided them into districts...”
Isaiah 10:13 “By the strength of my hand (Lucifer) I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent; I have removed the boundaries of the people...”
In these verses we see clear, well defined, strong borders between nations, and Satan’s way of removing them. In Bible days this was primarily so that evil, false religions and the like could be kept out.
The biggest border which the liberal left must remove is that border created by the cross of Calvary! It is only the cross of Calvary that cleans, makes holy, and unites as one – God’s way.
By removing the cross, you can have unity of sorts, but with evil, sin, wickedness and all that emanates from humanism. This is why the liberal left and globalists are true enemies of the cross, and of real true, biblical liberty and freedom.
I do not believe it is possible for a liberal left, globalist to be saved and continue on that path.
●War / defence:
There are four swords revealed in the Bible: The sword of the Spirit (only for true, Spirit-filled believers), the sword of capital punishment, the sword of murder and the sword of war.
The Bible is clear that certain people have war in their hearts and must be destroyed militarily. War and strong defence forces are the way of God. This is not the way of the liberal left. They believe in appeasement and accommodation in the name of peace.
The liberal left “beat their swords into ploughshares” (Isaiah 2:4). That’s a verse relating to the Millennium! But Joel 3:10 reveals the opposite saying, “They beat their ploughshares into swords.” This applies to war in our day and the tribulation period in particular.
Psalm 68:30 “...Scatter the people who delight in war.”
Psalm 55:21 “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart...”
Psalm 120:7 “I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.”
2 Samuel 22:35 “He teaches my hand to make war...”
Psalm 144:1 “Blessed be the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war...”
These verses above, and there are dozens more, speak for themselves.
The liberal left always stands against, and wishes to abolish capital punishment. But the Bible supports it.
In Genesis 4:14 we see the world’s first murderer – Cain. Surprisingly, God says that Cain must be marked, but not executed. The liberal left say that this shows God is against the death penalty.
But, God was quite right. Legally, you can’t call a law into force retroactively before it is given. The law against murder came some 400 years after Cain murdered Able! Afterwards, we see the opposite. Here it is:
Genesis 9:6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man.”
The death penalty is respect for innocent life. The abolition of it respects the murderer and shows contempt for God-created, innocent life.
The liberal left say that the death penalty is no deterrence. Hogwash! The deterrence question is null and void anyway. God’s word overrides it. The purpose of the death penalty is not deterrence, but punishment.
Exodus 21:14 “If a man acts with premeditation against his neighbour, to kill him with guile, you shall take him from My altar that he may die.”
Romans 13:4 “He (executioner) is God’s minister to you for good, but if you do evil be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain, he executes wrath on him who practises evil.”
Acts 25:11 “If I (Paul) have committed anything worthy of death, I do not object to dying...”
Sorry, liberal left – you are overruled and squashed by God.
Correctly defined, abortion is pre-meditated murder of the innocents, and the violation of human rights. No one can tell exactly where a human life begins, except God!
In the verse below we see the two pregnant women; one with John the Baptist and one with Yeshua in their wombs, meeting and greeting each other. Note what happens:
Luke 1:41 “When Elizabeth heard the greeting from Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.”
So, in this verse above, we see living, human life in the womb!
Psalm 22:10 “...From (Lit=the beginning) my mother’s womb, you have been my God.”
Proverbs 6:17 “These things the Lord hates: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood.”
Interestingly the liberal left are predominantly supporters of abortion, in violation of God’s word. Is this why they are also against the death penalty?
Romans 1:21-28 “The wrath of God is revealed upon all ungodliness and those who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Professing to wise they became fools; therefore God gave them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions with their women exchanging what is natural for what is against nature (lesbianism). Likewise also the men leaving the natural use of women, burned in their lusts for one another, men with men committing what is shameful ...So God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.”
Most people, including stupid Christians, but especially all the liberal left are unaware of the gravity of these verses above. As you see, God not only condemns homosexuality but promises to “hand them over” which would also apply to supporters of homosexuality and the LGBT movement.
You had better to start shuddering in your boots if God has handed you over. If He has, you will never get out of it! This is why so many are so totally deceived on this issue and simply can’t see the truth – they’ve been handed over!
God’s requirement for a strong nation under God is like three legs of a tripod, which are: ●A strong government. ●Family defined His way. ●A powerful, free church in unity.
The homosexual agenda is to remove one of these three legs of the tripod, by redefining marriage and family. The tripod will fall over.
Homosexual rights are fine if there is no God. So the thing to do is get rid of God, then you can go crazy!
All homosexuals and their supporters are blinded by both Satan and God. Satan blinds them to their sin, so that he can keep them trapped and God blinds them to His condemnation of it, because they won’t repent.
By the way, dividing the church is Satan’s attempt to remove another of those legs of the tripod:
1 Corinthians 1:10 “Now I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshuah the Messiah, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgement.”
Remove God from society and Satan fills those voids and the puppets buy it all. Satan’s aim is occupation and ultimately possession of individuals and nations.
●Discipline of young children:
Proverbs 13:24 “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly (early in life).”
Proverbs 23:13-14 “Correction for a child: You shall beat him with a rod and deliver his soul from hell.”
Proverbs 29:17 “Correct your son and he will give you rest.”
Many say that physical discipline causes children to disrespect you. It’s the exact opposite!
Undisciplined children grow up with no godly borders or barriers in their lives. You are preparing them for hell, according to the verse above. This is the way of the liberal left!
God defines the discipline of kids as love. He defines a lack of discipline for kids as hatred!
True, real, hatred and not love is the way of the liberal left in this regard.
Those who were undisciplined, as a child are always the undisciplined, disrespectful adults. It is the undisciplined who hate discipline. They become a law unto themselves with no restraint. They are angry and insolent in the face of correction.
The liberal left are blind to God’s plans for the Jews and the land of Israel. They are always the supporters of the Palestinian cause, again, in their spiritual blindness.
No comment is needed on the verses below – please read them, they are for today:
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind (Jews) by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight.”
Isaiah 60:12 “The nation and kingdom which will not serve you (Israel) shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly destroyed.”
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.” (Lit= I will set them a sign)
Isaiah 60:15 “You (Jerusalem) have been forsaken and hated. I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.”
Isaiah 33:20 “Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that will not be taken down...”
●Speaking against God:
Psalm 73:6-24 “The pride of the wicked serves as their necklace; violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge with abundance. They scoff, they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens and their tongue walks through the whole earth. When I thought how to understand this, it was too painful for me – until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I understood their end...O how they are brought down to desolation with terror...You, Lord will guide me with Your counsel, and afterwards receive me to glory.”
Please read this verse above a few times – it is extremely powerful and identifies and applies to the liberal left so succinctly (and others of course.)
The ultimate word of Satan, as seen in the liberal left is “do what thou wilt.” But to do this they must first get rid of God’s word by speaking against it and casting it down in every way possible.
You can’t know God without the fear of Him, and with that in place, you can’t speak against Him and His word and ways!
That verse above is the main tag; the main keyword and verse for the liberal left and especially the deceived, blind mass-media...but note their end!
We are in the world but not of it. Our presence in the world sanctifies it as we operate in it without loving it unduly. The time is coming when God will have a new world for His people and it won’t be ruled by any stupid politician!
Revelation 11:15 “The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying, ‘The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever!’”
Psalm 145:18 “The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.”
Some general verses on government / politics:
Proverbs 28:2 “Because of the transgression of a nation, many are its princes...”
Job 12:23-24 “He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations and guides them. He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless wilderness.”
Proverbs 29:16 “When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases; but the righteous will see their fall.”
Psalm 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God.”
Psalm 10:4 “The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God. God is in none of his thoughts.”
Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”
Psalm 147:14 “He makes peace in your borders and fills you with the finest wheat.”
Great closing statements:
Democracy only really works in the longer term, when it is “under God”. When God is thrown out and “we the people,” rule, it will and does ultimately fail and destroy itself, eating up the very freedom it once stood for.
Freedom is not freedom if it allows freedom to be destroyed. Real true freedom only comes from submission to God!
Satan will give you a temporary, camouflaged, deceptive freedom and peace, but it will bite your head off soon.
We must see through the media-mist to the grand purpose of Satan, which is to get you to agree with him and walk with him, protest with him and be his slave.
We are to test the spirits and reject evil spirits. You can easily tell who is of the devil. They are the ones who mock and scoff at the truth. They change the truth of God for a lie. They cast the truth down in the street. (Isaiah 59:14)
On the macro-world scale we see the globalist liberal left manifesting Satan. They claim to be supporters of freedom but are the exact opposite. They implement and desire control. This can be seen in their intolerance of all who are not like them.
There are huge spirits behind all political movements and persuasions. You need to find out from the scriptures where you stand and of which spirit you are!
Today the modern human has elevated himself to the position of judge of what’s right and what’s wrong. “I think” becomes the supreme judge instead of the great “I am!”
The liberal left have bought into the spirit of Satan and they can’t see it! They have a strong, consistent unity amongst them – all of evil spirits.
So, in this edition we see a remarkable consistency amongst the liberal left in their resistance, rejection and hatred of God’s word in relation to: ●The free-market system, ●secure national borders and boundaries, ●a strong defence force, ●war capable, ●capital punishment, ●abortion, ●homosexuality, ●physical discipline of young children, ●Israel, ●speaking against God and more!
Why such consistency? They are all of the same spirit!
I took this picture of the immature Crowned Eagle in Botswana.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!