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●Muslims try to "plant" another mosque on the Temple Mount.
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!
Welcome to the prophetic scroll edition 1
By Joel Joseph
In this edition:
● Why launch The Prophetic Scroll today?
●Our website is at www.thepropheticscroll.org (live but under construction)
●Outline of the nature of the "Scroll"
●Amazing news events
In future editions I will bring you:
Interpretation of scripture.
Why prophecy is the most important subject of our time and a grand overview.
Why Israel is so important now.
Many mini-teachings on related subjects.
A World Watch in relation to prophetic events.
Key portions of scripture...and more.
A hearty welcome to this the first edition of The Prophetic Scroll. Before I share with you details of the publication, let me share why it is launching today.
Today is called The Great Shabbat. This 10th day of Nissan was the day the children of Israel showed great defiance to Egypt (type of the world) by taking lambs into their homes for the Pesach offerings. The Egyptians hated this because they worshipped lambs and other animals as gods.
This day occurs rarely. It is happens when Shabbat occurs on the 10th of Nissan with Pesach.
The Great Shabbat also refers to the coming millennium. It was also the day our Messiah rode into Jerusalem and presented Himself as King of the Jews, to become the ultimate sacrificial Lamb. It also points towards the recognition of the Messiah by the Jews and the lifting of their blindness in this regard.
What's it all about?
Today marks the prayerful launch of this new exciting, informative and relevant multi-facetted publication.
This e-newsletter will go out once a week to you as a subscriber (free), with special editions sent out at any time if needs be. Each edition will be archived on the website, which has also just launched today.
The style will be short and to the point. Further in-depth teachings and articles will be presented on the website.
The content will be relevant to the current world macro-situation as reflected in some way in Bible prophecy, with the overall objective of bringing you knowledge, wisdom and understanding of these things. This will give you the opportunity to be ready in heart and soul and to be able to participate in the now-unfolding GREATEST DRAMA OF ALL TIME. This drama, which will put a thousand Shakespeare's to shame will be a great tragedy for many and for some it will be great glory!
The modern financial Babel!
Before I share with you many interesting items lets have a brief look at why these items are of interest now.
In the city of Babylon, (Genesis 11) the people of the world came together as one and tried to build a tower to reach God. What's wrong with that you may ask! Well, plenty simply because they tried to do it without going Gods way. Babylon was also the first home of banking so relates to the financial systems of the world as well. Babylon is also a type and shadow of the world at large and appears in numerous other portions of scripture relating to the modern world. There are also many double references where Babylon refers to the ancient city, but also to modern worldly or kingdom dominionist religion.
Today many people are trying to build a new world order, form a new world currency and do it all without God. As in the days of old, again God will destroy modern Babylon in all it's forms. "Babylon the Great is fallen is fallen" says Revelation
None of the following news items are actual complete fulfilments of prophecy, but are fore-runners, designed to soften and prepare the world for the final fulfilment.
Recent new world order and global currency headlines:
Robert Zoellick openly admitted the plan to eliminate national sovereignty and impose a global government during a speech on the eve of the G20 summit. AP
"Time for a New World Order"
says Australian PM...
Sarkozy,Merkel and Blair call for a NEW WORLD
..."there is No Other possibility...." Back in the 1930's, Adolf Hitler was talking about a New Order. On September 11, 1990, Bush Sr spoke about his "big idea, a New World Order". It's even on the dollar bill.
It is hard to believe, but a majority of Americans (including Christians and conservatives) seem oblivious to the fact that there is a very real, very legitimate New World Order (NWO) unfolding. In the face of overwhelming evidence, most Americans not only seem totally unaware of this reality, they seem unwilling to even remotely entertain the notion.
BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- The world needs a "Global New Deal" to haul it out of the economic crisis it faces, Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom said Sunday.
"China and Brazil join Russia in call for new global currency." -AP
Kissinger: Obama primed to create 'New World Order'
Policy guru says global upheaval presents 'great opportunity'
Recent headlines relating to the US / Iran / Israel:The Obama Administration is sending a clear message that they no longer consider Israel as one of our most important allies but as an obstruction. And they couldn't care less about making it blatantly obvious. 17/3/09- Jerusalem Post
Nearly one-third of all Europeans say the Jews are to blame for the current global economic downturn. -WorldNetHeadline News
|Thursday, March 19, 2009 Israel Today Staff|
|Obama about to betray Israel, says former intel officialA former top US intelligence official warns that the Obama Administration is about to break America's long ties of friendship with Israel, and maybe even take steps toward the dissolution of the Jewish state. Speaking on condition of anonymity to Douglas Hagmann of the Northeast Intelligence Network, the source said: "I have every reason to believe, based on what I’ve seen at my level of [security] clearance especially over the last several years, that Israel will soon be completely on their own… or worse." He went on to note that the betrayal likely won't happen in one dramatic moment, but rather subtly, behind the scenes, and over the course of several years.|
Iran leader says world can't stop nuclear progress ReutersPsalm 83 predicts this scenario: Obama et al are aware that The Two State ''solution'' is NO SOLUTION but an assured '' ISRAEL NATIONAL SUICIDE PLAN''
The attempts to pressure Israel into adopting this so called ''solution'' is a guise in the satanically inspired hidden agenda to solve ''the JEWISH PROBLEM'' - NOT The Israeli/ Palestinian Problem''
It is the same Satanic, Antichrist Agenda manifested throughout Israel's existence via various human agencies. It is reaching its all time climax in fulfilment of Palm 83...
'''' Let us destroy them as a nation that the Name of Israel
is remembered no more''''
But .. GOD will arise.. even as His Word predicts this whole scenario!
“You don’t want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs,” Netanyahu said of the Iranian regime
Tehran aims to create Gaza missile base that can cover whole of central IsraelPREEMPTIVE STRIKE: Israel Issues Stern New Warning About Iran DEBKAfile Special ReportApril 9, 2009, 6:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
'Iran running 7,000 centrifuges'
The plant will produce pellets of uranium oxide to fuel the heavy-water research reactor, which is scheduled to be completed in 2009 or 2010. Tuesday, April 7, 2009
U.S. May Cede to Iran's Nuclear Ambition
U.S. officials are considering whether to accept Iran's pursuit of uranium enrichment, which has been outlawed by the UN and remains at the heart of fears that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons capability. As part of a policy review commissioned by President Obama, diplomats are discussing whether the U.S. will eventually have to accept Iran's insistence on carrying out the process, which can produce both nuclear fuel and weapons-grade material. (Daniel Dombey, Financial Times-UK, April 4, 2009
The first act Obama performed after taking office escaped all but a few who are sensitive to the heart of God!
First act: Murder of untold thousands! Yes that's true. He ordered government financing for abortions in the US and reversed the bill allowing Christian doctors and nurses not to participate in abortions. In other words this now forces Christians, by law to participate in murder.
Obama declared "If my daughter made a mistake I would not want her to be punished with a child! (This became a well-known T-shirt slogan)
Summary:The above is a collection of news items and snippets from a wide variety of media over the last few weeks. Many of these items have been repeated in other media as well, so the issues are worldwide and not from just a few isolated publications.
Anyone with even a slight knowledge of Bible prophecy would be amazed at these news items...not so? Unfortunately no, not at all. The tragedy is that the great majority of believers have little or no interest in these things.
As in the days of Noah people were carrying on with life as normal and were not in slightest bit interested in the warnings coming from some old man building a huge boat in the desert!
War in the Middle East is coming soon:
Iran is talking of opening diplomacy with the US, while at the same time pursuing its nuclear aspirations. Netanyahu is determined not to let Iran get anywhere near to a nuclear weapon. The problem is that Ahmadinejad has the capacity to cripple the already injured world economy. 40% of the world's oil goes through the straits of Hormuz, controlled by Iran. Upheavals here will send oil flying and the world economy tumbling!My sense is that concessions made by Obama and his team will be seen by the Muslim world as weakness and only a strategy to gain further control. We are on the verge of a large war!This will consolidate the world against Israel and prepare the way for some of the most exciting times ever!Another great tragedy is that most believers do not understand that dividing the land of Israel and Jerusalem will not bring peace but war. This is revealed clearly in the book of Joel3:1,2 "In those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat and I will enter into judgement with them there, on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land." It is further revealed in Zachariah 12:3 "And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples, and all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it."The "destiny" players:Iran's Ahmadinejad, Israel's Netanyahu and Obama of the US
One of the big wars of Bible prophecy still to be fulfilled is found in Ezekiel 38 and 39 which relates to an incredible assault on Israel by Rosh (Russia today) and various allies. Today these allies are perfectly aligned as enemies of Israel. I will deal with this in greater detail in another edition, but one of the very interesting enemies of Israel in this war is Libya. Interestingly Gaddafi apparently made some sort of peace initiatives with the West some year ago. This was a pure front. He is now the new head of the African Union (AU). Here are a few recent quotes from Gaddafi:
"The Bible is a forgery". "Christianity is not for Africa". "Israel must cease to exist.","Jews must be driven into the sea." "Obama must negotiate with Bin Laden"
In closing this edition I would like to share with you some words of wisdom, for your prayerful thought:
Being right with God means being right in heart and in doctrine.
Jn16:13 "When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth...and show you things to come"
Hebrews 9:28 "To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time"
Finally, here is one of the many wonderful paintings of the crucifixion done by world renowned artist, a Jewish believer Marc Chagall:
I have walked with our Lord and saviour since 1976 and would like to testify to the fact that He is eternally faithful, all loving and ultimately the very essence of life itself. Things get better, deeper, richer and fulfilling as we go forward into all the new things that He has laid up for us.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and hang in there!