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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 391: November 14th 2017.
Temple Stones – Amazing Signs!
When we look into the history of Babylon and Jerusalem, we see some amazing things that are in fact signs for this generation. There will be no tribulation period start and no rapture until some of these things are at least in sight. Recent signs in the sky are a pure detraction, and a waste of time. All the pieces of the jigsaw must be in place together for anyone to proclaim the rapture or tribulation start.
Babylon – the world:
Up to the time of the tower of Babel there was one universal language. Part of the destruction of Babel (and Babylon), involved the confusing and mixing of language into many, so that the people could not work together, to reach God - man’s way.
The Greek form of the word “Babylon” in the New Covenant means “The gate of God” or the “crossing point to God.” In Hebrew the word Babel means “confusion or mixing together.”
In pagan belief systems, The Tower of Babel was seen as a transfer point between dimensions. It was the place of crossing-over into the heavenly dimension of stars and constellations.
Nimrod was the king of Babylon. He had a bloodline type that represented 666. He is also associated with the number 13, which is the number of rebellion. Nimrod’s symbol was a cross with a loop at the top, known as the “anck”, meaning “The symbol of life and fertility.” Yet he was death personified.
Nimrod had another well-known occult –inspired symbol. It was “X”.
In pagan belief, Nimrod was born on the 25th December – the “Sabbath of Babylon!”
Nimrod was referred to as the king of kings and lord of lords in the Egyptian “Book of the dead.” He was the ruler of a one-world empire system. He was the founder of the modern banking system. He was known as the “ruler of the world”.
To be a king you must have a city and a tower. The two together identify characteristics of the people of that city.
Nimrod defiantly went against God by saying, “We will build a tower, whose top will reach heaven, and we will make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the earth,...” (Genesis 11:4) It was Lucifer who said “I will ascend to the throne of God.”
The people defied God again and said, “We will not be scattered.”
The name “Nimrod” originates from the Akkadian people who according to occult legend, embarked from the planet Nibiru when it visited the earth long ago. Nimrod was closely identified with the god Marduk, the god of Nibiru, and the constellations!
His name means “Rebellion.” Nimrod was known for his ongoing rebellion to God.
Nimrod’s name carries a much more serious meaning: It means the “right to rebel”, or the “right of revolution”. It is the right and duty of these people to rebel against God. It carries the idea of corporate rebellion.
The one thing that identifies end-time Babylon is corporate rebellion to God and rejection of His word and ways.
►The spirit of end-time Babylon is the spirit of antichrist and will always rebel against God’s ways.
The spirit of Babylon lives on in the world-system today. The spirits of Nimrod and other key figures continue today.
Jeremiah 50 & 51 describes the total destruction of end-time Babylon, never to rise again.
Jeremiah 50:39 “The wild desert beasts shall dwell there...it (Babylon) shall be inhabited no more – forever, nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.”
Today there are many who teach that end-time Babylon is literal Babylon, in Iraq which will be rebuilt fulfilling the end-time prophesies of “Babylon the Great.”
If end-time “Babylon the Great” is to be a massive literal city of world commerce, industry and politics, built in Iraq, first you must get rid of Islam, then you need to wait 50 years or so for a city of that significance to be built. And then of course, real “Babylon the Great” – the world-system, gets off the hook of God’s judgement, because it will all fall on that city in Iraq.
You can’t fit all the end-time Babylon verses into one as yet un-built city in Iraq. They don’t fit.
“Babylon the Great” will arise very soon with a new supernatural power. It will be the entire world-system headed by the ancient gods, demons, and devils of old and the antichrist.
Some say Babylon has already been rebuilt.
No, Babylon has not been rebuilt! Saddam Hussein began rebuilding Babylon, but it was not on the original site. He gave up in 2004, and now what remains is a half built tourist centre the size of a shopping mall. – Look it up!
“Babylon the Great” of the end-times can only be the world-system, which would include the cities of the world like New York, Paris, Rome, London etc.
Its ultimate destruction will come about at the end of the tribulation period, as our Lord returns.
Jeremiah 51:8 “Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed...”
Jerusalem - Israel:
In the end days God will restore to Israel a pure language – Hebrew. But look what for:
Zephaniah 3:9 “I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.”
How amazing is that!
At the destruction of the tower of Babel God confused and divided the world into numerous languages, so that they could not work with one accord. Now, here we see the opposite.
God has brought the language of Hebrew out of obscurity for His end-time purpose which will include His people serving Him in one accord – His way! This is a reversal of Babel in a sense.
The Tower of Babel is called “The House of Nimrod” by the Hebrew Rabbis. How right they are! Babylon is the house of rebellion – the house of the antichrist.
The Rabbis believe that the opposite of the wilful rebellion of Babylon is seen in the building of the two Temples and the Third Temple soon to come in Jerusalem. That will be “God’s tower”, so they believe.
Bear in mind that Jerusalem means, “city of peace,” while Babylon means, “confusion”! Today the world of confusion wants to take over the city of peace! That’s also just what Satan wants for you personally – destruction of your peace with his confusion.
Mount Moriah is the spot on which the two previous temples were built and were destroyed. It is referred to by the Rabbis as “the centre of the world.” Today, the Western Wall is actually one of the foundation walls of the Second Temple and not the Temple itself, which was totally destroyed.
The meaning of Mount Moriah is, “heavenly light or vision”.
The Hebrew Sages teach that the Western Wall will never be destroyed. Yeshua said “Not one stone will be left standing upon another” applying that to the Temple itself and not the Western Wall which is the foundation.
Jerusalem has been destroyed and rebuilt nine times but the Western Wall remained. (Nine is the number of finality.)
When the last temple was destroyed, tradition maintains that all the gates of heaven were closed except the Gate of Tears. This is the “gate” or entrance to the “Wailing Wall,” another name for the Western Wall. Messiah Himself will open the Golden Gate further up the wall.
At the end of the Six Day War the cry went out with numerous shofar blasts from the Lion’s Gate, “The Temple Mount is in our hands.”
Isaiah 28:16 “Behold I lay in Zion a foundation stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation...”
Genesis 17:7-8 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I will give you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
The incredible “Pierced Stone.”
The greatest rock in the entire world lies under the covering of a golden Islamic Dome on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. It is hidden from the Jews. They are not allowed by Islamic law to look upon it. No Jew can see this pierced rock!
This is the “Rock” of the Dome of the Rock. It is the rock on which Abraham laid Isaac to sacrifice him. It is the rock of the centre of Eden and upon which God created Adam. It is the rock over which the two previous temples were built. In one corner is a piercing or hole right through the rock, giving it its name.
This pierced rock was also believed to be the spot where John the Baptist, spoke of “preparing the way for the Messiah.”
The Rabbis call this the “Foundation Stone of the World.” It is on the spot the Rabbis call “The centre of the world.”
It is the most important rock in the world, but it is under Islamic occupation – for now!
The great veil in the Holy of Holies in the Temple was torn from top to bottom, supernaturally, as our Messiah was pierced and died on the cross. That opened the view to and of Messiah. But the Jews rejected Him and the work of the cross, leading to a supernatural “veil” of spiritual blindness upon them and a new “veil” – the Dome over the pierced rock.
Very soon the Jews will see all the real treasures of Jerusalem. They will see their Messiah, the Jew of all Jews. He is now the Lion of the Tribe of the Jews! A roaring Lamb of compassion to many, and a fearsome Lion of wrath and destruction to others.
It is the “Jews who seek a sign”, says the Bible. Do you see what I see? Oh, what a sign indeed!
It’s not just the Third Temple that is coming to the Temple Mount, but real sight of the Jewish, pierced and risen Messiah – King of Kings.
God placed a spiritual veil of blindness on the Jews because of their rejection of the pierced Messiah. Islam has placed a physical “veil” (the Dome) over the pierced rock, also to the Jews. Does this mean that as the spiritual veil is lifted, the physical Dome will also be removed?
As the Temple veil was torn in a moment, so the covering of the pierced rock will be removed in a flash. It may be by an act of war, or earthquake or it may be by an act of agreement!
Today there is an incredible secret move afoot within the Jewish Sanhedrin to accept plans by Muslims to rebuild the Temple on this spot! We may even see some sort of supernatural event occurring, as the veil was torn supernaturally!
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your (Jerusalem) foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones, like chaff that passes away. It shall be in an instant, suddenly.”
Jeremiah 6:26 “O daughter of My people, clothe yourselves in sackcloth, and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, for the plunder will suddenly come upon us.” (The context is an attack from the north – Gog / Magog)
One thing you can bet on, is that the full revealing of the pierced stone will be a massive sign to the Jews of just who their Messiah is!
This is why the location of the Third Temple is so important. It must be right in the very spot where the Dome of the Rock now stands over that stone of great significance – the foundation stone of the world!
This pierced stone is called “The Foundation of the world” by the Hebrew sages. The cross of Calvary is the real, true foundation of the godly world and the kingdom to come. It is the only foundation stone of personal salvation.
Today there are many who teach that the Third Temple does not have to be built exactly where the Dome stands today. They are wrong. The Temple Institute already has plans drawn up for the new Temple. They say they are waiting for this one spot to become available! They will not build it anywhere else.
Let’s take these glorious analogies a step further. If a satanic, Islamic Dome is the covering obscuring the pierced stone, could we say that it is the spirit of antichrist hiding the identity of the real Messiah from the Jews? Yes, we can.
Can we also say that the soon coming unveiling of the antichrist, will also trick many into believing that he, the antichrist, is the Messiah? Again, yes we can.
Many Jews will go into the new Temple and look upon the pierced stone and see Yeshua, their Messiah in salvation. Tragically, many others will go into that new Temple and see only a dead, pierced stone! But they will also see antichrist disguised as the true Messiah.
“He was pierced for our iniquities.” (Isaiah 53:5)
The “piercing” in the stone is the entrance to a cavern below it known by Jews as the “Well of the Souls.” The Muslims believe it is the waiting area for souls awaiting Judgement Day and hell. This well, according the Hebrew Talmud, is believed to be the source of the River of Paradise.
The Jews who continue to refuse their Messiah will think the antichrist is their Messiah, but he will be Babylon’s un-pierced messiah, driven by the spirits of Nimrod, all the popes, Hitler, and all the new world order leaders, manifest in the final antichrist.
The Great Catastrophe:
The Balfour Declaration was published on 2nd November 1917 – one hundred years ago. It was the original support document in which Lord Balfour of the British Government paved the way for the establishment of a Jewish State in the land of Israel.
It was the foundation document for the State of Israel which was birthed in May 1948. This is the day the Palestinians call the “great catastrophe.”
The Declaration loved by the Jews and hated by the Palestinians, remains controversial today, for one stupid short-sighted reason. The world and their Palestinian puppets believe that Lord Balfour had no authority to give the land of Israel to the Jews, because it was not his to give!
They all made one giant devil-inspired mistake! The land is God’s and He has the authority to give it to the Jews through whichever agent He chose! He declared many times, even by eternal covenant that He would give the land to the Jews. So, if you remove God and His word from the equation, then, yes, Balfour was out of line!
In these days you have to make peace with God’s word and accept it...or make peace with Satan’s word and reject God’s!
God gave the land of Israel to the Jews and made eternal covenant promises to them for one very simple reason. He knew, in His foreknowledge that they would eventually obey Him, come to salvation, and go on to take salvation to the world.
It is Babylon – the world-system and its religion that hates that, simply because they hate God!
So, we have an ongoing “Great Catastrophe” in the eyes of Islam (and Babylon – the world.)
Their “Great Catastrophe” is God’s blessing to the world! “The Foundation Stone of the World,” lying at the “Centre of the World,” is our pierced Messiah and out of Him comes salvation for the world, and pure and holy resurrection life.
As an evil imposter, Satan himself will dwell upon that pierced rock calling himself God and deceiving half the world – but only for a very short season!
Talk about exciting times!
Psalm 95:3 “The Lord is a great God, and the great King above all gods!”
The soon coming great sign will be seen on the Temple Mount. It will be something that will facilitate and allow for the new temple to be built right there.
The new temple is required by prophecy to be there at the midway point in the tribulation period. A pre-tribulation rapture means that we may not see any construction taking place, but we are very likely to see the forerunners to it.
Until there is at least sight of the beginnings of the Temple, there can be no tribulation-start and therefore no pre-tribulation rapture. So a lot hinges on this.
These things may occur very quickly. In the previous edition, I outlined why we will see the plans being made for the antichrist to be revealed. That is a major sign to watch for.
My friends, the tribulation period will not start without the antichrist. The antichrist will not arrive while the restrainer (the Spirit indwelt church) is here.
The major signs to watch for are the plans for the coming of the antichrist and his peace covenant, and the coming of the new temple. At this point in time, these signs are not on the stage, but as said, they can occur quickly.
I warn you again – looking for signs in the sky, watching and then predicting the rapture and tribulation start without taking note of these signs, will get you into big trouble with God – watch and see...that lot is just awakening now to its satanic role.
I hope you see the futility, meaninglessness and senselessness in seeking and pursuing all sort of signs in the sky while all of these things are not in place.
Today there are too many self-appointed watchmen out there with eyes full of mud. They watch for meaningless signs, failing repeatedly. They are becoming more in number, and more dangerous!
You can’t simply apply what meanings you want to scripture. Most times it knocks on to other verses or doctrines.
As said many times of late, I believe we are on the verge of great and exciting new things. Many churches and ministries will go with the prophetic flow in a new found unity...its coming. But be careful, great deception travels that highway too.
A soft, humble, broken heart before God and His word, and a hard, impenetrable heart to error, false doctrine and deception, will get you a real long way in the kingdom.
“Rock of ages, cleft for me! Let me hide myself in Thee”.
I took these pictures in KwaZulu/Natal. The background is a fever-tree forest. I took the zebra picture nearby and merged them all.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!