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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 421: June 12th 2018
Peace, peace – destruction!
Today’s denuclearisation and peace summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and the soon coming summit between Russia’s Putin and the US points to something much larger and more significant for the whole world.
The summit produced excitement, elation and emotion. It’s better to have peace than war.
The N. Korea summit took place on an island in Singapore called Sentosa. Previously, it was called, “The Island of Death!” Now, this new name means “Peace.” From death to peace is the inference!
The details of the summits although important, are not the main issue, and not what I’m referring to in this edition at all. I am speaking of a far more important, soon-coming summit!
1 Thessalonians 5:3-4 “When they say, peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes upon them as labour pains, and they will not escape. But you brethren are not in the darkness that this Day should overtake you as a thief.”
Daniel 9:27 “Then he shall confirm (sign) a covenant with many for one week (of years)...”
The word “confirm,” in the verse above is Strong’s H1396 – “gabor.” The meanings are: “To make strong or prevail”, to “act in pride”, or to “show oneself mighty.”
Because of the context, and the other parallel verses on this subject, using the term, “signing a peace treaty at a summit” is perfectly legitimate.
Daniel 11:21 “In his place shall arise a vile person (antichrist) to whom they will not give the honour of royalty. He shall come in peaceably (making peace) and seize the kingdom (Israel) by intrigue.”
The actual event that reveals the antichrist, removes the restrainer, and begins the seven-year tribulation period, is a summit of some sort involving world powers and Israel, to bring peace to the Middle East and the world.
I am suggesting that the peace summit we have seen today between the US and N. Korea and the upcoming summit with Russia, are in fact forerunners to the big summit of Daniel 9:27, which will see the antichrist revealed and tribulation begin.
These current summits are to prep the world for the big one; and to get the world ready and used to the idea that world-peace is just a summit away!
Is world peace coming? Are we to see peace, unity, conciliation and pacification or distress and discord of nations, division, dissention, friction, and antagonism?
The role of world religion:
World religion, which is totally of a false spirit, will work hard to bring the antichrist onto the stage. The spirit of antichrist, which works with this spirit of error, does not deny God or the Son, but the Father – Son relationship. (1 John 2:22)
The antichrist arises in association with the church in some way. (1 John 2:18-19)
The antichrist is seen in his characteristics. He desires respect and worship. He is called “the son of perdition,” and the “man of sin,” and the “lawless one.”
The name “son of perdition,” given to both Judas and the antichrist, means “son of destruction.” Yeshua said to Satan, “Get behind Me Satan.” The original words mean: “Follow behind Me.” So, Satan follows the work of Yeshua and the church with his destruction!
“He (antichrist) exalts himself above all that is of God and is worshipped, so that he sits exalted in the temple...” (2 Thessalonians 2:3) He is revealed as being full of pride, demanding respect.
The only thing preventing the revealing and release of the antichrist is the cross of Calvary in the hearts of true believers. The cross-enlivened church, the dwelling place of the Spirit of God is the restrainer of the antichrist.
Most ecumenical churches and orthodox churches, and all Spirit-less churches are entertaining false spirits relating to Israel. It’s all because God has chosen Israel and Jerusalem and Satan is following behind with attempted destruction. His trap is called “entrapment”
Entrapment: “The act of tricking the gullible, through deception into committing a crime in order to secure their position.”
Today, the world is being entrapped by false beliefs and presumptions that the Palestinians have a right to Jerusalem and Israel. The world thinks that this brings in world peace!
We saw this entrapment at work in this terrible statement from the Nazi leader:
Hitler: “Make the lie big, keep saying it and eventually the masses will believe you.”
Tragically, many churches are blind to whom they are really serving!
Prepping for the antichrist:
I don’t know this for sure, but it is a very real possibility: If President Trump’s recent cancelling of the summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was a bluff, meaning he was going to restore it, as he did, that was a brilliant strategy.
It had the effect of elevating Trump before the summit even began. It put him in a position of power to win and get what he wants, because of the strong-man implication.
President Trump is organising a major summit between himself and Russia’s Putin.
No, no, I’m not suggesting that Donald Trump will be the antichrist. That is impossible for numerous biblical reasons. But he may well be the final agent of high-stakes manoeuvrings, and the facilitator of the coming antichrist summit. He would now be seen as the one who can do it.
It will not be Europe who will organise and get the Daniel 9:27 summit on the go, because Israel does not trust Europe at all anymore – and rightly so.
Israel does trust the US now.
Perhaps we will not see the actual antichrist summit, due to the rapture, but we will see the summit coming, just as we saw the North Korea summit coming before it happened.
Big rocket-man (Trump) tamed little rocket man and is now the boss of the rockets!
The USA and the Third Temple:
What is a certainty is that there will be a temple on the Temple Mount in the tribulation period. It is required and spoken of in numerous verses.
What follows is a possible application of these verses. It is not cast in stone, just possible and probable. I put it before you for your consideration:
Isaiah 18:1-7 “Woe to the land shadowed with buzzing wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, which sends ambassadors by sea...Go swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth of skin, to a people terrible from their beginning, a nation powerful and treading down, whose land the rivers divide. All inhabitants of the world: When he lifts up a banner on the mountains you see it; and when he blows a trumpet you hear it...In that time a present (gift) will be brought to the Lord of hosts from a people tall and smooth of skin...To the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, (Lit=place of worship) to Mount Zion.”
Many commentators and analysts believe that these verses above are referring to the US because of the descriptions used, which could fit the US.
If this is so, the very last part of this discourse is important. The “gift” seems to be connected with the place of the name of the Lord which was most certainly the temple!
Here is another rather surprising verse. It may well have strong prophetic overtones. Again, this is implied and not cast in stone:
Zechariah 6:15 “Even those who are far away shall come and build the temple of the Lord. Then you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you...”
Could this be referring to the soon-coming Third Temple – prophetically? If so, who are the “people from far away?”
It seems from these verses, and there are quite a few more, that the coming temple will be facilitated in some way by the US. It may well all be part of the upcoming antichrist summit!
Jerusalem is stirring:
Jerusalem is stirring. She is joining all creation, stirring in anticipation of the coming of the Lord. Even the wilderness is warming up for the greatest celebration of all time – the Millennium.
Distress of nations is coming first and fast. But the peace of God for those that are His is already here in spirit.
The Bible speaks of Jerusalem being surrounded by enemies. Then destruction is near. Today the battle is on for Jerusalem. She is surrounded! It’s not a military conflict yet, but that’s what’s coming soon.
Gaza and the Golan (Syrian side) have Jerusalem in their sights. The Vatican, UN, EU and many nations are in collusion. The liberals of the US have Jerusalem in their sights. The world’s mass-media have Jerusalem in their sights.
But it’s always wise to weigh up your odds of winning a war before you set out! Only a stupid, ignorant, nation would go out to war knowing that their eternal defeat is in their own hands!
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your foes (Jerusalem) shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passes away; yes it shall be in an instant, suddenly.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
The entire history of Israel is foretold in detail in Bible prophecy with not one miss! And every single prophecy was fulfilled literally! So, you want to war with Israel and Jerusalem? You fool of all fools!
The Jews are stirring:
Please consider the following in prayer and all seriousness. It is not just a collection of words on a page. It is most important for you and the Jews at this junction.
Jews are soon to start being saved en masse. The majority will be saved in the tribulation period, but many will be saved before. You as a believer have a role to play in prayer.
Christians are not to try and “Christianise” Jews or make them part of traditional churchianity with all its idols of Babylon. Christians with a heart for the Jews must know and distinguish between New Covenant doctrine (Hebrews 6:1-2) and church tradition, especially that which originates in Babylon, perpetuated by the Catholics.
The Jews know all about Babylon! It held them in captivity once before. The church must not take them there again.
Most Jews identify Christianity with Babylonian Christmas and Easter. Most believe Hitler was a Christian, because he often quoted Luther.
Some Jews think that Christians want to take them to destruction again! That’s thanks largely to the Catholic and other orthodox churches and those of replacement theology.
True Bible-based Christians have a lot to undo in this regard, which by the way, is part of the call of The Prophetic Scroll.
We are to turn Jews to the truth, with all error stripped out. That is where the Spirit of God dwells and operates.
The coming mass salvation of the Jews will be a supernatural work of the Spirit of God, but we are our Lord’s co-workers, this side of the tribulation.
When the Jews start seeking the Lord and many Christians continue to seek the Lord, we will find each other too. The “twain shall meet!” – Wonderful!
The rapture of the church:
This is a bit of pure and simple logic:
A profound truth is that in the seven-year tribulation, many people, Jews and Gentiles will be saved. Who will the agents of salvation be? If the church replaces Israel, it will be the church.
If the church is the main instrument of God in the tribulation, obviously, the church goes through the tribulation. But many scriptures, not just a few, speak very clearly of saved Jews being the agents of God in the tribulation!
The reason is because the church is missing – or should I say – truly and really found!
I have mentioned this many times before, and will continue to do so. Of all the arguments for a pre-tribulation rapture, and there are many, this is undisputable.
The peace accord of horror:
The coming peace summit that will reveal the antichrist will seem like the arrival of world peace. It will not! It will be made between Israel and the world - liar, deceiver, murderer and destroyer. Here is the doom of the summit:
Daniel 8:23-25 “In the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their fullness, a king shall arise (antichrist), having fierce features and understanding sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power (It will be Satan’s). He shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive. He shall destroy the mighty and also the holy people. (Jews and trib saints) Through his cunning he shall call cause deceit to prosper under his hand, and he shall magnify himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity (Lit=peace). He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he will be broken without human hand.”
The world powers in their foolishness will finally be brought face to face with their intense stupidity and ignorance. They will be brought face to face with the truth of God’s word, which they have rejected in their Satan-led blind deception.
The world has seen Israel in their blindness and has a supernatural hatred for them because of the coming truth of prophecy – their light, sight and salvation!
Isaiah 43:8-9 “Bring out the blind people who have eyes and the deaf who have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together and let the people be assembled. Who among them can declare this and show us former things? Let them bring out their witnesses that they may be justified; or let them hear and say, ‘It is the truth.” You (Israel) are My witnesses says the Lord.”
So, in this incredible prophecy above, the blind nations of the world are asked if they can justify their foolish beliefs about Israel in the face of Bible prophecy. They will finally have no option but to admit that it is the truth!
Alas, too many will fulfil this prophecy above, and say: “It is the truth.” But it will be too late to miss the tribulation period.
Imagine how stupid you have to be to sign a covenant rejecting God’s ways and ensuring the launch of seven-years of absolute hell on earth, the likes of which have never been seen before, nor ever will be again! (Matthew 24:21)
To the shock and shame of the world, there is a new world empire coming. It will be headquartered in Jerusalem. It is called the Millennium! Yeshua, the King of kings and Lord of lords will be the supreme head. Satan and his antichrist empire will be cast out to hell.
The role of the mass-media:
God sends hunters and fishermen to bring His people in and back to the land of Israel. (Jeremiah 16:16) Satan sends the Palestinians to hunt, and fish for God’s people and to replace them with themselves. Satan uses his hunters in the UN, the EU and many nations of the world and of course the mass-media.
The problem today is that collective, worldwide group-speak and false belief-bias about Israel is fuelling the attacks. Group-speak without God in the equation, becomes Satan-speak.
The mass-media is Satan’s stooge, pawn and puppet!
If Israel were to be defeated, world apostate religion, and Islam would triumph. Of course the media can’t see that because they are working, blindly for it! But God saw it thousands of years ago and His scribes wrote and warned against it all.
Did you know that there are some incredible verses in the Bible showing the soon coming total destruction of Islam at the hands of the Jews? I will share them with you soon.
The reason for the coming tribulation:
Isaiah 24:1-6 “Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and distorts its surface. It shall be; as with the people, so with the priest...The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty (proud) people of the earth languish. The earth is defiled under its inhabitants...they have broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth...therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few are left.”
Okay, so now we see that one of the main reasons for the coming tribulation period is the breaking of God’s covenant with Israel. The new antichrist peace summit will be its replacement!
Here is God’s peace-“summit” with Israel:
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 give to 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.”
So, look beyond the peace summits. Their message is – the big summit is coming soon.
Satan’s greatest act ever, will be a covenant of peace made with Israel. It will be the work of the beast, the dragon, the sneaky snake, the deceiver of the whole world.
World peace through the antichrist produces world tribulation. The tribulation period, produces world peace – the Millennium. Hell will be the home of God’s enemies. The world’s mass-media, you can say “Oops” now!
Romans 11:15 “If their (Israel) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?”
If you could have world peace now, there would have been no need for the cross and no need for the Second Coming. There would be no need for Israel. It is Israel in the Millennium under Messiah that will be the manifestation of world peace.
The present evil age must end with either the destruction of Israel or the destruction of Satan. There will be a big fight! Amazingly, the victor has in fact already won – according to prophecy!
I took the background picture of Augrabies Falls – the waterfall in the desert, while it was in flood, and the King Protea in my garden, and merged them together.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!