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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 414: April 24th 2018
What is real Messianic faith?
“Real Messianic faith” implies there is an “unreal” or “untrue” side to the story too. We will look at that as we go. I am a Messianic believer – with many qualifications of that definition.
The times are exciting, the days are evil, and the time is short. We must know where we stand. We must purify ourselves now and be ready for the incredible things that lie ahead for the world, the Jew, the Christian and our eternal state.
There is soon to be great overpowering, supernatural forces at work. Some will be captivated by the glory of the living God and some will fall apart, as they are bewitched, beguiled and controlled by the consuming forces of darkness. Anguish of soul and many sorrows will swamp many.
Many others will lament in pangs of penitence and repentance, and will find wonderful release, forgiveness and freedom in these critical days.
We need purity of faith. We need clean doctrine. We need to be right with God on all fronts. We need to be right in heart, in head and belief.
Psalm 19:9 “The fear of the Lord is clean enduring forever.”
Many people today don’t like this verse above. They love the dirt.
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold onto his ways, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
Ezekiel 36:25-27 “I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you (Israel) have profaned in their midst. The nations shall know that I am the Lord, when I am hallowed in you before them. I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you...I will put My Spirit within you...”
Please take careful note of the extreme severity of just what it is to be wrong with God, as revealed in the rest of this edition.
The big bottom-line definition of Messianic faith:
The short and sweet, simple definition is this: The Messianic believer is one who adheres to the Abrahamic expression of faith. This is the gospel to Abraham’s children, Jacob> Israel (the Jews) > the largely Gentile church > and the Arabs who become saved.
True Abrahamic faith sees God’s work beginning with Abraham and threading through to the ancient Jews and now through to the modern Jews to the completion of the age.
Catholic Christianity, the counterfeit, and much of denominational Christianity remove and reject the modern Jews from this equation and replace them with themselves. This is the essence of replacement theology - a fully cursed practise.
The impure Christian line:
Just as there is an impure, rejected line in the diagram above, there is an impure line, a counterfeit line within the church. The divisions all began when Constantine introduced and mixed Babylonian paganism into the church in 300AD. Here it is:
The line on the right, represents the pure un-paganised truth while the messy “failure of Christianity” on the left, represent Babylon-infested Christianity.
●I must clearly state that those in both lines who are truly born-again, are saved and part of the church.
The Messianic, Abrahamic expression of faith includes all Bible prophecy rightly divided and applied to the dispensations for the Jews and the church.
What Messianic belief is not:
Legalism in any doctrinal issue makes it similar to witchcraft. You may recall that the Judaising Pharisees “sought to kill our Messiah because He worked on the Sabbath” and therefore did not keep their rules their way.
There is no difference today – the same thing applies to all legalism. Some of them today, even have the audacity to decide for God, who is saved and who is not, based on their legalist use of Hebrew names!!!
Most people under the bondage of legalism hate and resist anything that tends towards liberty. The evil spirits in them want to control you! Flee from them all!
All forms of faith that exclude God’s end-time work with and for the modern Jews is not true Messianic faith of any description.
Repentance is a wonderful, powerful thing! You can be wrong on so many things, and one simple, sincere act of repentance can fix a lifetime of wrongs, all in a flash! Likewise the failure to repent can have disastrous, eternal consequences.
Hooks, hooks and more hooks:
Do you know what a fish-hook is? I think everyone does. It is a sharp hook that acts as a lure and lodges in the jaw of the fish. The fish is then entrapped, ensnared, and caught. God has a “tackle-box” full of hooks that are eternally deadly!
If God puts a hook in your jaw – that’s it – it’s a done deal, it’s all over. And let’s remember that God is eternally just. If He puts a hook in your jaw – it was the right thing! Understand that you will not escape from God’s hook in your jaw.
God puts His hooks in the jaws of certain types of people.
Anti-Semitism in the world, and its evil twin, replacement theology in the church causes God to put His hooks in their jaws.
At some point, God inserts the hooks. I don’t know where that point is, and neither do you, but there is a point! You will then be drawn to destruction and it will be the living God doing it. That may not agree with your theology, but who cares?
Having God put hooks in your jaw is similar to the New Covenant issue with homosexuality. At some point these people are “handed over” to Satan. (Romans 1:24, 26, 28) Once you have been handed over, that’s it. It’s now too late. It’s also similar to the New Covenant situation of being “handed over to strong delusion” (2 Thessalonians 2:11) because they were sold-out on the lies of the devil.”
Hooks in the jaws of Syria and Russia:
Isaiah 30:27-28 (Judgment upon Assyria /Syria today) “The Lord comes burning with His anger and His burden is heavy; His lips are full of indignation and His tongue like a devouring fire; His breath is like an overflowing stream, which reaches up to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of futility and there shall be a bridle (hooks) in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.”
The discourse above relates to end-time Syria, prophetically.
Note the great horror in the verse: The nations who get involved will be caused by God to err! That is the result of the immovable hooks in their jaw placed there by God. Again, that may not tally with your theology – but who cares?
We don’t know exactly what the hook-caused error of the nations will be, but according to other prophecies, it will be something that will involve mass-destruction and perhaps, together with the Ezekiel 38 / 39 WW111, Psalm 83 and others will lead into the soon coming tribulation period.
Bear in mind that in the great Ezekiel war (Ezekiel 38:4) we also see “hooks placed in the jaw” of Gog / Magog (Russia). Again, this is God who “turns them around,” drawing them into the war with hooks in the jaw.
Hooks in Egypt’s jaw – the jaws of the unsaved!
The following verses relate in type to the unsaved of the world (Egypt), but amazingly, they relate to the hopelessness and utter destruction of the world’s participants in anti-Semitism, which would also include replacement theology.
Ezekiel 29:2-12. Here are some of the salient features of this incredible discourse:
“O Pharaoh, king of Egypt and all Egypt, I (God) will put hooks in your jaws. I am against you king of Egypt, (world-system in type) O great monster who lives in the Nile River, who has said – ‘This is my river; I have made it for myself.’ But I will put hooks in your jaws and bring you up out of the rivers...and I will leave you in the wilderness; you shall fall on the open field. I have given you as food for the beasts and the birds. Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord, because they have been a staff of reed for the house of Israel, when they took hold of you with the hand, you broke and tore their shoulders. (Anti-Semitism / replacement theology)When they (Jews) leaned on you, you broke and made all their loins shake. Therefore, I will bring the sword upon you and cut you off and the land of Egypt shall become desolate.
This speaks of demon powers arising from the waters. It speaks of demon forces of hatred for God’s ways. It speaks of the enemies of God and the Jews.
Here are some headings from the rest of this discourse: “Egypt (unsaved world in type) and her allies will fall”. “Egypt will be cut down like a great tree”. “Egypt and her friends are consigned to the pit”.
I hope you see the severity of resisting God’s end-time plans for Israel. I hope you see the doom of anti-Semitism and the destructive desolation of replacement theology!
As the world and much of the church chooses to go the way of Satan, they can’t even see invisible hooks being placed in their jaws by God.
Esau will send you to hell!
►This is all-important – it is important, important, and important again!
God has a glorious plan. If you reject His plan and choose Satan’s counterfeit plan, you are on thin ice. If you don’t get off it – your destination is hell.
The godly line is Abraham> Isaac> Jacob> Israel of old> the church> Israel now> heaven.
The counterfeit line is Abraham> Ishmael> Esau> Palestinians> Islam> hell.
Of the twin brothers, Esau and Jacob, Esau was born first, giving him the traditional birthright. This birthright included: ●The physical land of Israel. ●It even extended to lordship of other nations. ●It included direct blessing from God and ●agricultural prosperity. ●It included divine protection. ●It included the city of Jerusalem.
Once the birthright blessing had been given by the father, he could not take it back. It was legal tender – a legal covenant. (Genesis 27:28-29) Read it!
We know the story: Esau (who became the Arabs and now Palestinians by extension), sold the birthright to Jacob for a single meal. This was a legal transaction and could not be reversed.
Esau, realising his far-reaching mistake, sought to reverse the transaction. “He sought repentance, but found no place for repentance though he sought it with tears.” (Hebrews 12:17) God rejected his tearful repentance attempt!
Beloved brethren, don’t mess with God. There are some limits to repentance, as revealed here. There are seven others. There are some things that will get you hooks in your jaw!
After the sale of the birthright to Jacob, the long list of blessings now fell upon Jacob / Israel and Esau was cut off. He did receive some other blessings, but nothing that was part of the inheritance that now went to Israel – the Jews.
●What if Esau sought repentance and found it? Would that remove Jacob / Israel / Jews from the birthright covenant? No sir, it would not.
●What if Esau just ignored the sale of the birthright and claimed the entire blessing upon Jacob / Israel / Jews as his, repentance or not? Would that restore the birthright to Esau? No never!
●What if Jacob / Israel / Jews themselves gave up their legal birthright and gave it back to Esau / Arabs / Palestinians in violation of God’s covenant and will?
That would not nullify God’s covenant with Israel, from His side, but it will break it from the Jewish side. That would immediately, before the ink on the signed paper was dry, infuriate, enrage, and madden God into wild wrath in a flash – the tribulation period.
Do you see where I’m going with this? I hope you do!
Almost all the nations of the world have sided with the unjust, immoral, illegal claims of Esau, against Jacob / Israel / Jews. That’s the whole story of the Palestinians! But tragically, and very soon, Jacob / Israel / Jews will enter the fray on the side of the antichrist.
Isaiah 28:15-18 “Because you have said, ‘we (Israel) have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (hell) we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves’... (God says :) ‘Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, then you shall be trampled down by it.’” Verse 22 “Destruction is determined, even upon the whole earth.”
This is one of the most tragic portions of scripture in the Bible (above). It brings tears to my eyes!
Here the Jews sign a covenant which they believe will bring them peace and safety. But God calls it a “covenant with death” The Jews believe that this will keep them from the tribulation. God says that He will annul and cancel this covenant with the antichrist, and the result will be them (Israel) going headlong into the tribulation, and not being spared from it!
In a sense, God will put hooks in the jaws of the Jews and draw them into the tribulation because they violated God’s covenant of life and peace with them and instead chose the covenant of death and war with the anti-Semites of the world.
This death-covenant that the Jews will sign is also revealed in Daniel 9:27. This so-called peace covenant will in fact be a satanic attempt to roll back the birthright to Esau...The Palestinians!
What incredible drama – It’s just warming up!
By the way, the Palestinians came up with the slogan: “Kill the Jews.” It is actually saying – “Kill God’s ways and let Islam live!” It is saying, “Gods promise is to Ishmael, Esau, the Palestinians, and not Isaac, Jacob, Israel, and the Jews.
Here is the shock of all shocks: God’s way will endure. In the process He will put hooks in the jaws of the anti-Semitic nations of the world. He will put hooks in the jaws of the churches of replacement theology and draw them all onto the stage of slaughter in the tribulation period.
The true church will go to eternal peace. The counterfeit church will go into the tribulation and then eternal suffering if they do not repent in the tribulation.
Do you know that there is a giant sculpture in front of the UN building of a man beating a sword into plowshares? It has this Millennium verse cast in metal, on the side:
Micah 4:3 “...They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
Poor anti-Semitic UN! Poor conglomerate of fools with hooks in their jaws!
The verse that comes first is this one:
Joel 3:9-10 “Proclaim this among the nations: ‘Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears...’”
Do you know that God will have the last laugh? But His laugh will be the echoing, reverberating, shattering shock of all shocks to the nations!
Isaiah 60:14 “Those who afflicted you (including Germany) shall come bowing to you (Israel), and those who despised you, shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you, ‘the city of the Lord, Zion the Holy One of Israel.”
Numbers 23:20 “Behold, I have received a command to bless (Israel), He has blessed and I cannot reverse it.”
►May I address the political leaders of the world? Some of you have such nice sweet, smooth cheeks. Hooks in jaws will destroy you and your looks forever – and O boy – is it coming soon?
Who will God use?
God will use big guns and big fish -hooks to get His people, the Jews back into their land – firstly in spiritual blindness, and when all are back, He will open their eyes fully.
Jeremiah 16:16 “Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says the Lord and they shall fish for them; and afterwards, I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them...”
The fish-hooks lure the prey, and the hunter drives the prey with guns. Both will be at work in this huge regathering of the Jews. Today there are 8.8 million Jews back in the land. There are 14 million Jews worldwide, so a lot still have to come back.
God will use Israel as His “battle-axe,” His weapon of war. He will use hooks in jaws to entrap His and Israel’s enemies.
Our Lord will use His servants who are spiritually clean for evangelism to the Jews and Gentiles. He will use Israel in the tribulation period because they will be the only nation on earth who will be spiritually clean! Isn’t that a surprise!
God will approve, commend, exalt, favour, glorify, honour and use His own.
What we see now is a great falling away of multitudes of Spirit-less, denominational-type Christians and their leaders. They do not have the power or strength to endure. Why would God use them? Quite simply – He won’t. Satan is using them.
Why would God use any church that resists His plans for Israel? He won’t. Satan is using them.
God will only use those with hooks in their jaws to draw them to destruction!
God will use His people who know, accept and proclaim Bible prophecy.
True Messianic faith is the Abrahamic expression of faith – to the Jews old and new, to the true, clean church, to the coming salvation of many Arabs, to all of Bible prophecy rightly divided and applied. True Messianic faith rejects all anti-Semitism, replacement theology and has an eye on God’s tackle-box of big hooks!
True Messianic faith is an anchor for your soul in these troubled times.
Psalm 24:3-4 “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? It is he who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord.”
Deuteronomy 23:14“The Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore, your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you and turn away from you.”
I created this image, darkening it to give a moody, angry feel. This represents God, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who has chosen Jerusalem.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!