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Assimilation is the opposite of separation. Islam wants world assimilation into Sharia law. Socialism wants assimilation into a borderless world and economic control. The devil wants assimilation into his evil system. The Bible forbids Jews from assimilating into the nations when they were scattered. (Ezekiel 11:16) The Bible demands that Christians don’t assimilate into the world and remain separate. (2 Corinthians 6:17)
Zechariah 10:9 “I will sow them (Israel) among the peoples, and they shall remember Me in the far countries. They shall live together with their children, and they shall return.”
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.
15th March 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all:
The Bible reveals a controversy in the heart of the born-again believer. We are dead to self and sin, yet we keep arising, like dead men, to sin. (Romans 7:19) The work of the flesh wants to keep resurrecting sin in our lives, but when we see and understand the depth and power of the cross, self and sin stay dead.
You can’t beat sin’s power! That is a great revelation. You can only die to it.
Trying not to sin is the way of useless religion. It is the way of defeat and makes people subservient to the power of self / flesh.
Sin is a law, which always wins, just like gravity. You will be defeated and demoralised by trying to overcome it! It can only be overcome by a superior law – the law of life.
Romans 6:7 “He who has died has been freed from sin.”
Yes it’s all done for us in the spirit. But in the soul is the sneaky, sin-loving swine that needs to be defeated as we go forward.
The great exchange of our life for His life through the cross is only found in the New Covenant epistles. When it is at work, God’s way, it yields peace and many other glorious, good fruits.
A good measure of your progress in the Lord is seen in how often you say “thank you”, “please” and how often you yield, apologise and forgive others. It is also seen in how immovable you are on basic Bible truth. It is also seen in who your friends are and are not.
Getting slapped in the face is good for your progress. Actually, the slap is God’s doing, but turning the other cheek after being slapped, is our business. Turning the other cheek is our great opportunity for progress and service. It yields results.
The works of the law are about doing and not doing things. The law of life is all about being!
Many believers remain defeated at the foot of the cross. They believe in and apply the blood, which forgives sin, but they do not apply the cross, or their own daily cross, which strikes at the very root of sin. So they end up forgiven and burnt out from always trying to be holy.
The tragedy of superficiality today, is that many have tasted, received and applied some truth, but have not progressed far enough. Be careful out there, because not going far enough with our Lord is the first giant step to going backwards!
I love the Latin term, “Quo Vadis,” which means: “Where are you off to?” This was what our Lord said to Peter, who had basically given up following Him.
John 6:67 “Then Yeshua said to the twelve, do you also want to go away? Then Simon Peter said, ‘Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.’”
We all need to progress beyond this devastating situation and the sooner the better! We have nowhere else to go, but to the devil and his world of perpetual, worsening evil. No way, no way! We must reach out always to our Lord, looking back with great thankfulness for His saving grace, and forward to the glory that lies before us.
►To the unsaved: Your time to reach out to our Lord for salvation is running out fast. What terrible regret there will be for those who miss their true golden opportunity! If God would allow you to come back and be saved after death, that would make the cross a mockery! Now is the time!
►To the backslider: Be careful...you are on very thin ice. Yes, the Lord loves the backslider, but He loves them to return. There are many big, hidden dangers for the backslider, especially in these days.
2 Peter 2:21 “It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from it.”
For the pilgrim’s progress, many times our will must be crushed because we are not weak enough in and of our own strength. “O wretched man that I am” (Romans 7:24) and “I must decrease” (John 3:30) are powerful biblical proclamations! Out of that comes: “I am more than a conqueror in Him.” (Romans 8:37)
The essence of the Christian life is not a changed life, but an exchanged life.
Our end is God’s beginning, for us, and for His kingdom, and for the eternal universe!
When you effectively die to self, you are free to progress fast, motivated by the approval of God alone and not man.
Psalm 62:5 (Amp) “My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation is from Him.”
When you get your doctrine right, with a right heart, and the leading of the Spirit, it will fast-track and streamline your progress to perfection and victory, which will even be evident in your own thought life, which leads to your words and actions.
There is great importance in being tested. Every academic student gets tested. God tests the faith of His own. The end result of the test is pass or fail.
God sent Israel into the wilderness to “test them to humble them, to see what was in their heart, to do them good in the end. But they tested God in the wilderness, so He gave them their desires but sent leanness into their soul!” (Deuteronomy 8:2, 16, Psalm 106: 14-15)
2+2 = anything you want it to, if there is no truth. If there is, it is dogmatically: 2+2=4!
We must be especially on guard now in these times against the spirit of error within the church. It is becoming a fast moving plague in many churches. Just as the Bible predicts, there is also a great many progressing well and flying high with the Lord.
If you follow false teachers for any amount of time you will become a false Christian and you will soon become incapable of knowing the truth. Evil spirits of error will distort you.
It is most important who you receive from and who’s teaching you must reject. The spirit of error is very powerful, don’t underestimate it. Even its “truth” is pride-filled error.
Be careful of those who repeatedly come up with “private interpretations” which is condemned, or those who always go for fringe doctrines. (2 Peter 1:20)
Beloved brethren, you have arrived already and are arriving daily as you progress to soon coming glory!
Edition 370: June 27th 2017.
Mass-media and the coming Holocaust:
Right up front let’s define our terms. Firstly the coming Holocaust will take place in the tribulation period and may be the result of a few wars and attacks on Israel, not just one. Some of these conflicts like the Gog & Magog war, may in fact begin just before the tribulation.
By “Holocaust”, I’m referring here to the fiery wars and disasters of the tribulation period coming upon Israel, the world and the world’s church.
By “mass-media”, I’m referring to the conglomerate-owned and listed media like CNN, SKY, BBC and others, but also other forms like print and social media.
The coming Holocaust is revealed in numerous verses. Here is one, filled with drama, tragedy and ultimate victory.
Zechariah 13:8-9 “It shall come to pass in all the land (Israel) says the Lord, that two thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one third shall be left in it. I will bring the one third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’, and each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’
And to the media, here is one of the tragic messages:
Job 42:7 “...My wrath is aroused against you and your friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right...”
We must understand that the earth, created by God is adorned with and is “wearing” the world-system of which Satan is its god. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
We could quite accurately say that the world is alive and breathes the breath of its devil-boss.
The earth speaks of great beauty and natural wonder as is seen in numerous verses, especially in the Psalms. But the world has a different voice speaking. This voice is the word of Satan, with all things of God stripped out. The mass-media is the voice of the world and its god.
The mass-media serves and does the will of its big-boss, Satan, to bring about his purposes.
This is why the Bible instructs us to “love not the world, nor the things of the world.” (1 John 2:15) The Bible instructs us to “hate our lives in the world.” (John 12:25) We are to be “crucified to the world.” (Galatians 6:14)
Let me put it another way: We are to die to the voice, opinions and influence of the mass-media.
The evil master-plan of the mass-media:
If the mass-media is the voice of the world, it is the voice of the “god of this world.” It is therefore incompatible with the voice and word of God.
In pre-Adamic times, Lucifer, which means “Light bearer” tried to exalt himself to be equal with God.
The first appearance of the “media” headed by now-fallen Lucifer, who became Satan, was in the Garden of Eden with the world’s first dose of fake news in the form of fake truth!
Genesis 3:4-6 “The serpent (Satan) said to the woman (Eve), ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God knowing good and evil. So the woman saw that the tree was good for food, pleasant to the eyes and desirable to make one wise, she took of the fruit and ate. She also gave her husband and he ate.”
In summary this great deception was: You can be wise and be like God if you reject His word, and hear my word instead. Your eyes will then be opened with wisdom and you will be like God!
There is a much greater, deeper meaning in this “being like God”. It includes the man-made creation of a God-like world of peace and safety.
The mass-media will soon chant the devil’s chant – “We can create a God-like world without God, and we will all be like God.” In fact they will say – “We will be God.”
What a powerful lie! The truth is that you die as they did by rejecting God’s word. Spiritual eyes are blinded and you will never be like God or reach God. Humanism is doomed.
Man has always tried to be like God and create world peace. We saw this in Babylon, all the world empires and now the final attempt to create a new one- world of peace.
Let’s have a brief look at the failure of Babylon:
Genesis 11 reveals the destruction of Babylon because they were “one” and tried to exalt themselves to equality with God.
Jeremiah 50:2 “Declare among the nations, proclaim and set up a standard; proclaim and do not conceal it. Say – ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is shamed. Merodach is broken in pieces; her images are broken to pieces.’”
●“Bel” is the lord or god of Babylon. He was believed to be a “good” demon-god associated with Jupiter. (Strong’s H1078)
● “Merodach” means “rebellion”, but was also a name for a Babylonian deity responsible for bloodshed and slaughter of human victims. (Strong’s H4781)
●There was another demon-god in Babylon, named “Nibiru” or “Marduk” also called “Jupiter.” It means “The gate of crossing or transition.” But more about that another time!
● Babel / Babylon: Webster’s Dictionary gives the following etymology: From the Hebrew words “Bab” meaning “gate” combined with “el” or “ilu” meaning “god.” This is “the gate to god.” Strong’s concordance lists the meaning of the word Babel / Babylon as “confusion by mixture.” When you go deeper into the origins, you see that it is the mixture of good and evil as a way or gate to God!
So, in this amazing story we see mankind’s fateful attempt to build a tower, gate, or bridge to God, so that they could be like God in a God-like paradise. Human good as well as violence were employed to create this objective. But God destroyed it all!
We are now at the same position again. The world, headed by the god of fake-news – Satan, and his tool, the mass-media are again throwing out the things, ways and word of God to build their own world of peace and safety – their way! Do you want to guess what the end will be?
We as true Christians already have “world peace” in our hearts! We have and are in a kingdom of peace. But we did it God’s way, not the way of the media. This is why the world hates us.
Like true born-again Christians, Israel stands in the way of a new-world order in a big way as well.
Why does the mass-media hate the Jewish state?
Matthew 24:9-13 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you (Israel) and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake...”
As a result of the rebellion and sin of the Jews they were scattered among the nations of the world. But they were never able to assimilate into the nations. They always kept their Jewishness and identity.
Zechariah 10:9 “I will sow them among the peoples (nations), and they shall remember Me in the far countries. They shall live together with their children, and they shall return.”
But there’s much more! The land of Israel itself has a call upon it, and it cannot assimilate into the world either. The land, the city and the people all have eternal covenants attached to them by God, for His grand purposes.
God has a clear and distinct plan and purpose for them, which is not the plan of the world. This is why the nations and the media hate Israel. They can’t control them and bring them into submission to the devil and his new world of sin.
►While there is an Israel there can be no one-world government, because God has chosen and called Israel to be different and separate from the nations for His will and purposes.
This statement above is of major importance. It is far reaching and profound. This is why the Bible makes such an important issue of the creation and endurance of the Jewish people and the land of Israel.
Part of the satanic role of the media in the tribulation period will be to do what they do well – unite the world in enmity against Israel!
But it will all backfire on the gods of fake news.
Our Lord will soon “pierce” the blind eyes of the Jews with His sight-seeing power. They will see! He will “pierce” their hard, dead hearts, with His once-pierced life and they will live!
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look upon Me whom they have pierced...”
The media’s hatred for Israel is fuelled by the same hatred for true born-again Christians.
Here are some profound verses of scripture:
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you!”
Micah 4:11 “Many nations have gathered against you (Jews), who say, ‘Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.’”
In these verses above we see Satan’s resistance to Israel (land), Jerusalem and the Jews. The mass-media thrives on trying to bring down God and His word. But do they ever have an almighty shock coming.
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. Strangers (Gentiles) will be joined to them and they will cling to the house of Jacob.” (Christian Zionists are these “Strangers” now, and it will be Gentile tribulation saints in the tribulation period.)
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God (upon the Jews) are irrevocable.”
Why will Israel and the Jews be hated so intensely in the tribulation period? Because they will be righteous and Satan’s new world order will be full of sin.
Isaiah 42:6 “I the Lord have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.”
Romans 11:26 “Ungodliness will be removed from Israel.”
Isaiah 43:12 “I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, and there was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses, says the Lord.”
The great mistake of the blind mass-media:
The media thinks that Islam is a religion of peace!! They think that you can make peace by dividing the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem and handing it to the Palestinians! That’s their eternal deadly chant – it’s all driven and motivated by their god of evil.
God’s plan is the opposite and it is spelt out in eternal covenant in a number of verses. Here is one:
Genesis 17:19 -21“God said: ‘No, Sarah your wife shall bear a son, and you shall call him Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his descendants after him. As for Ishmael (Arabs) I have heard you and blessed him...but My covenant I will establish with Isaac.”
These covenants involve the Jews, the city and the land! (If you would like more on this, please click the “Teachings” tab at the top and go down to “Covenants and Promises.”)
Even though the Jews rebelled and broke their side of the covenant, it still stands. It is eternal.
Jeremiah 31:35-36 “Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and stars for light by night, who disturbs the sea and its waves roar. If those ordinances depart from Me, says the Lord, then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.”
Islam, Rabbinical Judaism and apostate Christianity will come together with other religions to form the backbone of a new-world order in the tribulation period.
They will reject God’s covenants with Israel and His prophetic word and do the will of Satan by creating a world religion to serve the coming antichrist.
The mass-media are blind to the things of God, but they have full sight of the things of the devil!
A slap in the face for the mass-media:
Isaiah 52:15 “He shall sprinkle (Lit=startle) many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; for what had not been told them they shall see.”
Isaiah 60:12-15 “The nation and kingdom which shall not serve you (Israel) shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined...You have been forsaken and hated, so that no one went to you. I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.”
Zechariah 2:8-12 “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you (Israel); for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye....Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming, and I will dwell in your midst, says the Lord...The Lord will take possession of the Holy Land and will again choose Jerusalem.”
These verses above reveal the great failure of the mass-media. They have failed and will fail again. God’s will and plan will be done and theirs will end in the fiery furnace of God’s Holocaust upon them.
The coming Holocaust upon the mass-media and the nations:
●Adolf Hitler said this: “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
This could well be the silent unwritten motto of the modern media! It most certainly is true in their dealing with Israel!
Satan will be the world’s greatest peace-maker. He will come in trying to make peace and the world will buy it, because they are blind to all things spiritual. They think they can make world peace without going God’s way!
The media will welcome, promote and legitimise the coming man of peace with great fanfare, but the media will fail!
Psalm 21:8-12 “Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them...For they intended evil against You; they devised a plot that they were not able to perform. Therefore You will make them turn their backs; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string towards them.”
Isaiah 65:11-12 “You are those who forsake the Lord, who forget My holy mountain (Israel)...therefore I will number you for the sword and you shall all bow down to the slaughter; because when I called, you did not answer, when I spoke you did not hear, but did evil before My eyes and chose that in which I do not delight.”
It all ends in the world’s greatest, monumental failure, fire and destruction! As all previous Holocaust’s upon Israel failed, so the coming Holocaust will ultimately fail, but God’s Holocaust upon them will endure!
Ezekiel 22:19-21 “...Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst.”
Psalm 2:1-6 “Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth and rulers take counsel together and set themselves against the Lord...He who sits in the heavens shall laugh...He shall speak to them in His wrath and distress them in His deep displeasure...”
Isaiah 65:13-14 “Behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you (who forsake the Lord –verse11) shall be ashamed; behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and wail for grief of spirit.”
Jeremiah 30:11 “I am with you, says the Lord, to save you; though I make a full end of the nations where I have scattered you...”
I hope you see from these verses above, that it is not wise or clever to go the way of the world, especially in dealing with God’s holy calling, and plans for Israel. If you do – you are gambling with eternal fire!
Your great disconnect:
You must make a conscious effort to sever, break, cut and disconnect from the opinions of the mass-media. You must do it now, before it all becomes a lot more supernaturally charged.
By the way, I’m not speaking of normal news items and the like, in the media. I’m speaking of their slant, and their opinions relating to anything to do with God.
“Love not the world” (1 John 2:15) is one of the great “disconnect” verses in the Bible! That obviously includes the voice of the world, the media.
Jeremiah 8:8-9 “How can you say, ‘we are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood (fake news). The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?”
You must see and understand that the world is headed for false, fake peace, motivated and inspired by the god of the world and his agents. You must see the invisible spirits involved.
It’s not just the error of the media; it is also their attack on the truth and those who are already born of the truth and those about to be born of it – Israel. You need protective spiritual armour and offensive spiritual weapons in these days!
It’s not just the psychological warfare of the media and their fake truth and fake news; it is also their intimidation, attack, and attempts to demoralise believers. You must see it, know it and stand strong!
Here is perhaps the most profound verse in the Bible applying to the media:
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law (word of God) praise the wicked.”
Also please be aware that a great and dangerous source of much of the fake news in all these things is much of the church. Many churches are one with the world!
You must see with eyes of God’s revelation in these days of concealment of the truth.
Understand that the mass media will, albeit inadvertently, lead you to its great boss – Satan!
The world can’t save the world. The world can only destroy the world. Only God saves the world after destroying the old sin-filled, evil world.
The mass-media will inspire a coming Holocaust on Israel, but then it will absolutely backfire on the nations and the media themselves.
Isaiah 24: 4-6 “The earth mourns and fades away; the world languishes and fades away. The haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinances, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate...”
After this great destruction of the media’s new world order, comes the creation of God’s new world order called the Millennium – exclusively for those who are His. It will be a world of glory, majesty, holiness, splendour, grandeur and triumph. The curse will be gone and unimaginable wonders will be right here.
I took this picture in a “secret” forest right at the top of a misty mountain called the “Hangklip.” I merged the flower into the picture for added interest.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!