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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 361: April 26th 2017.
The spirit of Revelation
The spirit of Revelation:
Psalm 119: 18 “Open my eyes that I might see wondrous things from Your word.”
To live a truly successful Christian life, one must have revelation of and from our Lord. If not, your spiritual life will be dry and lifeless. You may still be saved, but you will be missing the great blessings of what God has provided for us now.
Revelation is a gift of the Spirit of God. It does not come from your own self, study, knowledge or church doctrine. It is alive and exciting and especially necessary in these days of fast moving prophetic developments.
Without it the dangers you face, are great.
Right up front let me say that the Spirit of Revelation reveals Yeshua, the Lamb of God and the Lion of the tribe of Judah!
Here’s a good way to see it: The Greek word “knowledge” is the word “gnosis” but the word “epi-gnosis” means “knowledge from above” or what we would call “revelation knowledge.” It is that knowledge made alive and enlightened.
Another way to look at it is: Under the leading of the Spirit of God, knowledge is the input from God’s word; understanding sifts it and applies it and wisdom is the application of it.
And yet another way to look at it is: “Logos” is the Greek word for “word,” while “rhema” is the Greek word for revealed, Spirit-led, revelation word.
Revelation knowledge operates primarily through and in the word of God, but is not restricted to it. It can and does spring up within one’s heart as the “still small voice.” The Spirit of revelation can also speak to us in purely external situations, like in and through nature or art and the like.
The previous edition was about the spirit of antichrist at work, now preparing the world for the soon-coming final antichrist. This edition is about glorious victory and being equipped and prepared for the times ahead, included is dealing with the spirit of antichrist.
My friends, this is a dangerous time. It is a “perilous time”, but it is also a great, exciting time and a time where you can take and use end-time pressures to grow in our Lord like never before.
The Spirit of revelation operates on a personal basis, bringing revelation into your heart. It operates specifically in relation toBible prophecy and things to come. Included in this, is revelation relating to God’s plan for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews.
The revelation gifts of the Spirit as laid out in the Bible are: ●The word of knowledge. ●The word of wisdom. ●The discerning of Spirits. We could add to the list, the ministry gift of the teacher (of prophecy) and the watchman.
The word of knowledge gives us a now-word for a situation. The word of wisdom unveils and gives us wisdom in and for a situation. The discerning of spirits gives us insight into spirits at work, both of God, and demonic spirits.
We call the operation of all of these gifts collectively, “the spirit of revelation.”
It is absolutely critical for your spiritual safety and success in these days, to know and hear the Spirit of God as He reveals and unveils many of these things to us.
The opposite of the Spirit of revelation is obviously no revelation, but there is more! You will be left with the spirit of great error. You yourself will be the leader and guide of your life. What a dangerous thing that is!
The real opposite if the Spirit of revelation is the exaltation and approval of yourself.
●●●Proverbs 8:34-35 “Blessed is the man who listens to Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors. Whoever finds Me finds life, and obtains favour from the Lord.”
Watchman: I’ve taken this definition from the various original Hebrew words translated “watchmen” in the Bible.
The watchman: ●Is to watch closely. ●He is to look and watch well and thoroughly. ●He is to observe and to look all around and about. ●He is to keep watching. ●He peers into the distance. ●He watches as a guard to protect and preserve the people.
The watchman is one who knows the scriptures backwards. He watches always with the Bible in mind. He watches with prophecy in view. He watches, measuring what he sees by the word of God. He watches with the spiritual gift of revelation in his heart, speaking to him through situations and the still small voice of God welling up in his heart.
We see here, in word definitions and in the verse above that there is far more to the watchman than meets the eye! He watches and waits before the Lord. He is one who reveals and opens up the paths and ways of our Lord.
Many churches today don’t touch Bible prophecy. They have no watchmen; they are blind in this world full of traps, deceptions and deep, dark, satanic holes.
The minister without revelation is like a blindfolded person standing in front of a table full of thousands of jig-saw puzzle pieces, and he has no idea how to put them together. He can’t see the end from the beginning.
The watchman sees and knows the end from the beginning as he watches! (Isaiah 46:10)
Revelation will produce excitement. The word of God will come to life as inner enlightenment leads and guides you and shows you many wonderful things! (Psalm 119:18)
If we are on the right track we will have sight and insight, seeing where we are going and also seeing the pitfalls and ditches along the way. If we are on the right track we will see the glory of God in our hearts and the wickedness there too, still to be removed.
The Spirit of revelation will always look right into your heart and soul and shed God’s light on just what is needed in the depth of your being.
The true Spirit of revelation will always show you hell.
The Spirit of revelation will always show you things to come! But there is a great danger we need to be aware of. Here it is:
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
John 12:35 “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.”
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”
These verses imply that a time is coming, and it is very soon, when it will be very difficult to walk with our Lord in all truth. Most of this will be in the tribulation period, especially the second half, but there are forerunners now.
Don’t mess around with your spiritual life. This is not a game!
The great error:
The Spirit of revelation has a counterfeit spirit at work. This is the “spirit or error.” (1 John 4:6)
This evil spirit always tries to lead you astray. This spirit is at work now trying to bring about a multi-faith world of peace. This spirit will try to reproduce Christianity but without the purifying cross. This new-world order and new-world faith is of the devil.
The Jews rejected their Messiah because they expected Him to set up a world kingdom of peace back then. We know by revelation that the kingdom did come back then, but it’s invisible, in our hearts now in the church age.
But before you mock the blindness of the Jews, let me tell you that it’s no different at all for a large part of the so-called church. They believe world-peace and the kingdom now is the truth. They believe that they can bring in world-peace by coming together with all religions as one!
It’s a terrible movement, growing very fast in these days, sweeping millions into its deathly fold.
The Bible says that we are to “test the spirits.”(1 John 4:1) This is where the Spirit of revelation comes in. We are also to test the spirits at work in ministries and ministers in particular.
They must be stable, extremely well Spirit-schooled in the word. They must be restrained and not fly off after every fad or new things. They must be like a pillar in the temple – holding it up for the benefit of God and others – in that order!
Many are being raised up to be strong, not only for themselves in these days of instability, but for others...like that pillar in the temple of God. Many are being raised up with the wisdom of our Lord.
The problem is that most churches rehash what has worked before. The ministers rehash what they have been taught instead of what has come from their own diligent study under the inspiration and leading of the Spirit of God.
If you remove the bits of truth from the Bible that you deem objectionable your truth is error. It’s no different to be adding things or removing things from the Bible, which are cursed! There is no revelation at all in that!
Real revelation prevents getting stuck in a rut. A rut often comes from someone else’s revelation, that is now dry and stale, delivered as present truth, when it’s actually dead, boring hogwash.
The dangers facing those with no revelation:
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint.”
Today we are in a world with no doctrinal restraint, and no moral restraint. “Truth” is all variable and relevant to today’s situations. Howling wolves are responsible!
Most of these things are so obvious, yet so many have fallen into the traps.
The person with no revelation of the word has pure dead letter as his guide. But his dead letter is actually not really dead! It is alive to devils and demons! He is in a world of spiritual ignorance, even though he may have a degree in theology. He will not endure when the pressure is on.
He will get many things wrong in the word and be led by his own mind rather than the Spirit of God. He will be led by what seems right.
There will be no clear, distinct, division in his life between the kingdom of the world and the kingdom of God. These will be blurred together in many respects.
He will fall into many deceptions, private interpretations of doctrines, false doctrines and divisions. He will be infiltrated by unseen demons, especially spirits of error.
Revelation 2:24 Speaking of the evil church of Thyatira, our Lord condemns them because they “knew the depths of Satan”. These are the doctrines of Jezebel amongst others, producing control.
Most analysts agree that Thyatira describes the Catholic church.
They contrast with 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes the deep things of God.”
“The depths of Satan" or “the deep things of God!” It’s your choice!
What are the qualifications for revelation?
It’s most important to know that you can’t create revelation! You can’t make the voice of God speak. You can’t say you see things shown you by God unless He really has.
The baptism in the Spirit is the main qualification to receive the gifts of the Spirit.
There’s a big difference between seeing something in the word of God and the “ah ha” moment!
The Spirit of revelation comes to those who meet the conditions. It’s exclusive and it’s not for all.
Perhaps the most important qualification is fear!
The fear of the Lord:
Do you sit on your throne? Are you enthroned in your world? Are you king or queen of your world? If so, you have a nasty surprise coming. You need to get off your throne and allow our Lord to sit there as He should.
You will never be able to fear the Lord as required, while you are enthroned in your world.
The fear of the Lord is one of the major qualifications for advancing in the things of God generally, but very specifically in these revelatory gifts as well.
I’ve heard so many definitions of the fear of the Lord – mostly pure rubbish. The best I’ve ever heard was from Derek Prince. He said, “The fear of the Lord means to fear Him!”
Most people think that fear is always a negative thing...No sir!
Because the fear of the Lord is commanded, it is entirely positive. ●It creates in you the openness to receive God’s help and draws His presence in. ●It causes you to examine yourself. ●It creates a godly and biblical focus, and gives clarity on godly issues.
It begins and continues by choice! (Proverbs 1:29)
● “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, knowledge and understanding”. (Proverbs 9:10)
● “They who have the fear of the Lord walk uprightly”. (Proverbs 14:2)
● “It leads to life, peace, contentment and you won’t be visited with evil.” (Proverbs 19:23)
● “Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation, the fear of the Lord is His treasure.” (Isaiah 33:6)
● “The Lord encamps around those who fear Him.” “They will receive a place of refuge.” (Psalm 34:7, Proverbs 14:26)
● “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.” (Psalm 19:9)
● “The secret counsel of the Lord is with those who fear Him and He will show them His covenant.” (Psalm 25:14)
● “The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him.” (Psalm 103:17)
Those that reject the fear of the Lord will never receive its incredible benefits!
● “They will call on Me and I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but will not find Me, because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord. They would have none of My counsel and despised My reproof.” (Proverbs 1:28-29)
“Fools despise wisdom”! (Proverbs 1:7) This proverb speaks also of the fear of the Lord.
Job 21:14-15 (Amp) “They say to God, ‘depart from us for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, and what profit do we have if we pray to Him?’”
Do you know how many people have kicked God and His ways out of their lives? Perhaps billions!
These are just a few of the many verses on the fear of the Lord, required to move forward with our Lord, and for all in any sort of ministry.
The active fear of the Lord in your life dethrones you and highly exalts and enthrones our Lord. It strips out the importance of your own words and makes God’s word supremely important.
It’s an odd thing, but the fear of the Lord brings the love of the Lord into the forefront of your life.
The fear of the Lord brings millions of benefits into your life and brings you close to Him and Him to you. It creates in you something you can’t even describe! It makes you a very special person to our Lord and to others.
The fear of the Lord will guide you into all truth, with the Spirit of God at your side.
Above all, the fear of the Lord brings you that glorious, wise, Spirit of revelation.
With no fear of the Lord there is no Spirit of revelation and self-importance becomes all important. With the fear of the lord and self dethroned, God-importance is all important.
A classic end-time example:
Today we are in the period known as the end-times. Everyone and his auntie wants to know what’s coming and when. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact it is the work of God leading His people in preparation. But an unfortunate off-shoot is being seen, in people seeing what they want to see.
Too many are twisting interpretations, finding new personal “revelation,” thinking it’s all from God. We are seeing too many going too far off track into the Spirit-less ditch.
Trying to make things fit your beliefs is the wrong way around.
A good (terrible) example is this: One individual with a YouTube ministry believed Bin Laden was the antichrist while he was still alive. Now he believes Bin Laden is the antichrist because his body was dumped at sea and the antichrist “arises from the sea”!
Another taught that Nibiru would hit the earth destroying it this past Christmas day, but it would be okay, because the rapture would happen then!
Amazingly, these false prophets and devil’s disciples never apologise for their hogwash afterwards!
What is worse is that many people believe these liars and follow them, especially the gullible.
I fully appreciate that these are exciting times, but we must not put the cart before the horse. That said, just a reminder: I’m a fully fledged pre-tribber, watching, studying, and preparing my own heart for the soon coming of our Lord. The rapture is coming soon, perhaps sooner than we think!
Personally, I have a stirring in my heart and impending feeling. But I won’t get out of line.
Alive to the word:
In my own case, I spent all my working days in the media world, living in the fast and dangerous lane. It damages you psychologically by making you unemotional to most situations. Very often I would read a verse that I have read before and suddenly it would speak right into my heart, bringing required change.
Beware of getting weird! Some people have a natural propensity for going and making an idiot of themselves. You can’t live in the Spirit 24 / 7! Of course we are always in the Spirit in terms of salvation, but the revelatory gifts come and go. We can’t force them to be there.
Some people think there’s a spirit responsible for everything and behind ever door and in every corner. On the other hand, the things of the Spirit will often lead you right out of your comfort zone – so just relax in the Lord and trust in the Spirit of revelation.
There is safety and strong confidence in surrendering fully to our Lord. That’s the only way His Spirit comes in to lead us into all truth and show us things to come. (John 16:13) It’s the way to be, and the way to move forward.
The fear of the Lord, humility, cross-bearing, and self denial are the ways to the glorious wisdom of God, with success and victory in your life from our Lord.
Psalm 66:16 “Come and hear, all you who fear God.”
I took this background picture in the rain forest of Gabon and the Kokerboom (Quiver tree) picture at sunset in the Richtersveld desert and merged them for effect.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!