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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 425: July 10th 2018
The course of the nations:
Invisible strings attach the nations to their prime controller. The nations are on course – a deadly course of decay in the dark. The nations are contaminated and must go bad.
Degeneration and deterioration are the keywords.
The collective consciousness and group-speak of the nations is a deadly thing. It gives confirmation to the plan of the devil. You need to know the ways of God well to escape the terrible grip of band-wagon thinking. The contraposition is where the truth is.
If the kingdom of God could be called a nation, it is increasing in glory, majesty, magnificence, splendour, triumph and all things good, even now and will be forever.
One thing we must realise is that the course of the nations cannot continue for much longer without judgement coming upon the whole world.
Lucifer tried to exalt himself above God. In so doing, he also exalts himself above God’s law, which is why the nations are in such a mess. They are trying to be above the law! As such, they are a law unto themselves, and failing miserably!
Jeremiah 10:23 “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.”
Jeremiah 17:5 “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord.”
The Bible says that the “truth is being cast down in the street.” (Isaiah 59:14)That means the law of God is also being cast down. It is the law which identifies sin.
We as believers have a higher law – the law of life in Messiah in our hearts.
By casting down God’s laws and exalting their own ways, the unsaved are being hit with the huge double whammy of no identification of sin, and no restraint!
The nations in their quest to change and do away with God’s laws have let a genie out of the bottle. Just like wafting smoke, you can’t put it back in!
God’s choice and way is to have nations with defined, separate identities and strong borders. This is the case for Israel and also the nations of the world. The reason is simple. Nations under God can keep evil out and righteousness in, effectively.
This does not mean a nation must become a theocracy, but it does mean that God-based laws and leaders that respect God’s laws, should be in place.
A godly nation does not mean that all people are automatically saved. “The whole world lies under the wickedness of the wicked one.” (1 John 5:19) But it is God’s will to have stable secure nations, as revealed in the verse below, and for the reason shown.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 “Pray for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence ...for God desires all men to be saved and come to knowledge of the truth.”
When a nation is under God in peace and quiet, it is easier for the gospel to go out.
A nation under God is impacted in the areas of family, church and state. That’s like the tripod of stability. If you remove one leg, the tripod will fall over.
Acts 17:26-28 “He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the earth, and determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, so that they should seek the Lord and find Him...for in Him we live and move and have our being.”
Psalm 147:13-14 “He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed you children within you. (Jerusalem) He makes peace in your borders...”
All nations and world economies are heading for international domination and control. Here is the shocking, soon coming reality:
Isaiah 10:13-14”By the strength of my hand (antichrist) I have done it, and by my wisdom for I am prudent. I also have removed the boundaries of the people, and have robbed their treasuries. I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth, and there was no one who moved his wing, nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”
Revelation 13:3 “...All the world marvelled and followed the beast.”
Revelation13:7 “...Authority was given him (antichrist) over every tribe tongue and nation.”
Revelation 17:13 “These (nations) are of one mind, and they will give their authority and power to the beast.”
When Adam fell, he became a puppet of Satan. He bought into the lie that he could be like God in his independence from God.
►The nations must be removed from being “under God” to being “under Satan”, so that he can gain control of the world. That is what brings God’s wrath and destruction.
Removing the boundaries:
God set boundaries between good and evil. ●He set boundaries between nations. ●He set boundaries betweenmale and female, ●He set boundaries between child and parent. ●He set boundaries for young children, seen in discipline. ●He set the boundaries of law and order. ●He set spiritual boundaries keeping the occult and witchcraft out. ●He set the boundaries of Israel. ●He set the boundaries between the saved and the unsaved. ●He set boundaries betweenheaven and hell.
To create nations under Satan, all of these boundaries must be removed. Chaos and anarchy are the ingredients and working constituents required for mass control by Satan.
You tell me, are any of these boundaries being tampered with today? Yes sir – all of them!
If there was a verse saying, “You shall not eat peanut butter because it sticks to your mouth.” You can be sure that CNN and others of the mass-media would be having 24/7 panel discussions on the virtues of peanut butter!
It is the things of God that are being broken down so that the things of the devil can flood in.
The philosophy behind borderless equality is togetherness as one, with no separation. That necessitates the removal of the cross, because it is the eternal separator!
A classic example of how nations under God can be brought down is seen in Europe today. It was once a godly place – sort of, anyway! Today all things of God are far, far away. Europe is in darkness.
Some nations in Europe are now Juden Frei, meaning free of all Jews. Those countries are now in the process of being run over by Muslims. They have kicked God out and God has let the enemy in like a flood! Mark these words: Economic and political chaos is soon going to explode onto this stage!
Uncontrolled immigration is an attack on a nation’s stability. That is why Israel won’t let the flood of migrants in, like Europe has done.
Generally speaking, border security is not to keep good out, but evil.
The globalists think they are out to destroy nationalism, but they are out to try to destroy God. They are anti-God and His word. The nationalist agenda is God’s way for Israel – all through the Bible. This is also why the liberal left hate Israel and its claim on the land and the city.
The world capital of nationalism is Israel. The world capital of modern globalism is end-time Babylon, the mass-media and all the collective, intellectual dung-heads of the world.
We do in fact have successful, unified globalism right now! True believers are “one new man,” with “neither Jew nor Gentile, male or female” – all one in Messiah. But this new universal, global man is about to go to heaven for seven years and then to glorious eternity.
This kingdom of perfection is exclusive. It is a forbidden kingdom to all the unsaved of the world.
It is written and it will come to pass, and all things will end up God’s way! The “write” of the modern scribes is a powerless,deception!
How to fix any nation’s crime problem in one sentence:
Romans 13:3 “Rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good...”
That’s it – one verse, which is the answer to all crime in a nation.
The authorities (police, law) must be a terror to the criminal and seen as such. If not, an inverse takes place and the criminal becomes a terror to society! It’s that simple?
The law must be a terror, or the criminal will be a terror. The law can show mercy when required, but must be the overall God-ordained terror.
This is the way things work in Israel. Their laws against terror are the toughest in the world.
Sin advances because it can. Punishment produces correction and repentance, but if you remove punishment you are in grave danger.
The liberal mind believes in the inherent goodness of man. God believes the opposite!
Interestingly, the criminal mind, motivated by Satan always comes against the authorities. The discourse above in Romans 13, speaks also of authorities as being minsters of God. That simply means that the office of the authority in a nation is of God.
Cain said to the Lord after murdering his brother and being “marked” by the authority of God: “My punishment is more than I can bear.” (Genesis 4:13) That is the root of the criminal’s hatred for the authorities! You see it everywhere.
He was only concerned about himself and not his victim.
Today we see nations that are strongly against crime, being successful and just the opposite, with those weak on crime. They become terrorised by the criminal.
The nation – Israel:
Hitler’s “final solution” for the Jews was the Holocaust. But the world’s biggest backfire ever was that as WW11 ended, Israel became a nation born in a day! (Isaiah 66:8)
Instead of destruction, came the miracle of Israel’s birth as a nation! From death came life.
Now we come to a great modern miracle soon to take place. God will remove the iniquity of Israel in one day! (Zechariah 3:9) So, the nation of Israel was born in a day, and the spiritual birth will take place in one day. Will the spiritual birth occur just as the world goes into tribulation and WW111?
God chose a people, a land and a city to complete His purposes. 40 times in the Bible, God swore an oath to the Jews which included the land for the nation.
The nations hate Israel because it contains the plan of God. The world is of its god – Satan.
Micah 7:9-17 “...He will bring me (Israel) forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness. Then she who is my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, where is the Lord your God? ...The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might; they shall put their hand over their mouth. Their ears shall be deaf. They shall lick the dust like a serpent...They shall be afraid of the Lord.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem!”
Interestingly a nation under Satan is almost always anti-Israel.
The raging nations:
Psalm 2:1-2 “Why do the nations rage and plot a vain thing? The kings and rulers of the earth set themselves to take counsel together against the Lord, saying, ‘let us break their bonds in pieces...”
The nations want to destroy godly ways and structures, which are the “bonding” and strength of the nation. If they can do this, they deliver a weak nation to the devil on a platter!
Why do the nations so blindly accept evil and sin? Why do they fall for the lies of their heroes and villains? The world and the sin-nature of man are all of the same satanic spirit and they can’t see the difference even if they tried!
The nations compare themselves amongst themselves, and set their morality accordingly – not wise! The people become acclimatised to the standard of the nation.
When the masses are complicit there is power. There is strength in unity, even if it’s ungodly.
You can’t make peace with the world. You can’t make the world a place of peace. To do so, would mean that you must make peace with the devil and remove the cross.
The media, the movies, and the entertainment world, always say that they are simply reflecting the morality of the present world. That may be partially true, but the full truth is that they also create an evil morality, giving it authority, and then justifying it with comments like, “Everyone is like this.”
The media are masters of selective editing to create the picture they want.
Proverbs 28:4 (Amp) “Those who forsake the law (word) of God and man, praise the wicked, but those who keep it contend (get angry) with them.”
Psalm 119:53 (Amp) “Burning indignation, terror (Lit=horror) and sadness seize upon me because of the wicked who forsake your law (word.)”
Hosea 4:1-2 There is no mercy, truth or knowledge of God in the land...They break all restraint.”
We are our Lord’s ambassadors of stability in the shaking and raging nations!
Ambassador: One of another country, representing and speaking for his king or emperor.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “We are ambassadors for Messiah, as though God was pleading through us...”
But many of the Lord’s ambassadors have joined up with the world-system and are now total sell-outs that can't be trusted.
Tragically, many vociferous ambassadors are now gone or silent. The world has lost its marbles. It has lost its innocence! It is now guilty as charged!
The world today is the antithesis of holiness and all that is of God. It is evil, wicked, corrupt, obscene, depraved, hateful, vicious, vile, and just plain wrong. Wrath is its future!
When you remove God from a nation, don’t think that democracy has any validity!
The biggest enemy we will face in the run-up to all the end-time events will be the mass-media and the Spirit-less, spineless church.
Satan’s strategy is: “Corrupt them and conquer them.”
►The devil keeps control by keeping nations apart from God and His ways. This is the true apartheid of the mass-media! The mass-media is the self-appointed judge of all. They are evil censors, doing the work of their master. They censor godly ways and life on every front. They are the high-gods of apartheid and censorship.
We need to use spiritual warfare gifts to maintain godly virtues and values in the nations.
Nahum 2:1 “He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch your road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily!”
People love the world because they can’t see it. They see its thin veneer of deceptive beauty. They cannot see its true nature, or its ruler in camouflage.
The Hebrew words for “night” and “mixture” have the same root word. The nations, in their darkness have mixed into their deadly cocktail, all of the world’s wickedness.
Proverbs 28:28 “When the wicked arise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous increase.”
Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.
The near future of the nations:
The seriousness, gravity and truth of God’s word are frighteningly revealed and spelt out in the verses below. The full horror of it all will take place in the tribulation period, soon to begin. But as you read through the verses, may they impact you deeply.
Ezekiel 7:5-10 “A disaster, a singular disaster has come! An end has come; it has dawned for you! Doom has come to you, who dwell in the land. A day of trouble is near and not of rejoicing. Upon you, I will soon pour out My fury...I will judge you according to your ways and your abominations...Doom has gone out; the rod has blossomed. Pride has budded.”
Zephaniah 1:14-17 “The great day of the Lord is near, it hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter. The mighty men shall cry out. It is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet and alarm against the fortified cities and high towers. I will bring distress upon men and they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord. Their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like refuse.”
Psalm 33:10-12 “The Lord brings the counsel or the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people who He has chosen as His own inheritance.”
It is national suicide to kick God out of a nation.
How do you see the nations?
Jeremiah 4:26 “...I looked and behold, all the cities were broken down at the presence of the Lord, by His fierce anger.”
Yeshua loves and nourishes His bride. The antichrist hates and kills his bride the false church and the unsaved of the nations.
Today there is a new normal all around us. It is a normal full of advancing evil and wickedness. This requires the same normal from us and that is: “I have been crucified to the world and it to me.”
When the world is going in the wrong direction, you better be going the other direction fast.
The tragic sum of godless modern man is: “Me now!” and “Do what you will!” But all of this is about to run into the great ruler of the kingdom of God – the eternal, glorious, nation of God!
The course of the nations is doom. But you can live in that gloom perfectly victoriously! There is real revival when the church influences the nation.
Our nation - the kingdom of God, is the answer. Do you have your passport? You need it!
This is one of my paintings from some time ago. It is a mixed media creation using some collage elements, air-brushing and other techniques.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!