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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 445: November 27th 2018
The world gets stoned:
The world has a nasty surprise coming. It is going to get stoned by God. The rock that God will use will be really strange. It will be a supernatural rock that will destroy the whole world! God has sent His Rock of ages to the world, but the world would not accept Him, so now comes a rock that will put the rock in David’s slingshot to shame!
Daniel 2:32-34 “The image had a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron and its feet partly of iron and clay... You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, struck the image on its feet and broke them in pieces...The iron, clay, bronze, silver and gold were crushed and became like chaff on the threshing floor...And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”
Daniel 7:27 “The kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.”
This is more than “sticks n stones breaking bones”! It’s more than the “axe laid at the root”!
The stone striking the feet of Daniel’s image, which represents all world empires, carries God’s destructive force, and divine power. This rock is the Rock at the Second Coming.
1 Peter 2:7-8 “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone, and a stone of stumbling and offence. They stumbled being disobedient to the word...”
What’s it all about?
The world, led by its god, Satan, is undergoing a metamorphosis. The forces of evil are trying desperately to produce a global, one-world system. A unified world system would be extremely strong and almost impenetrable. The global elite want control of this unified world.
That’s what the think anyway, but it is Satan in them who wants ultimate control!
The big bottom line is that globalism is essentially about equality. We were not created equal. We were created free and should have equal opportunity. But equality itself, always has to be enforced, and is always at the expense of the free.
Equality reduces you to the lowest common denominator. God lifts you to the highest.
Freedom and equality then, are mutually exclusive.
In the Garden, Satan said to Adam and Eve – “you will be like God if you eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil”. Ever since then, mankind has believed the lie and tried to be like God, reaching God, through his elevated knowledge. But it failed over and over again.
Globalism minimises the significance of national borders, social and religious divisions, and policies in favour of a global, one-world ideology, including political, economic and military endeavours. It was first seen in Babylon and then in numerous world empires – all destroyed and gone.
To achieve one world you need unity, so you must remove everything that separates. That is, borders, national sovereignty, human individualism, family structure, patriotism and more. The law of God must be removed so that the lawless law of the world can replace it.
We are two worlds. We are in the world but not of it. The church is not government and the government is not the church.
Globalism presupposes a centralised form of control across multiple fields. But who is at the centre? Who is the controller?
Today we have a growing clash between a gospel-based worldview and a godless-based worldview. The conflict is rising to the surface fast. World-peace is the ultimate goal.
Yeshua did not come to bring peace on earth, but peace with God. There will be peace on earth when the earth is filled with those at peace with God. – It will be in the Millennium. To the world now, He brings a sword! (Matthew 10:34) Or should we say - a big Stone!
It’s good to remember that Satan is the author of war and peace (humanistic), and God is the author of divine war and peace. There is a war that is of God. Don’t shy away from that fact!
If the world could get rid of God, it would instantly snap together into a powerful unity, but full of all its evil, just like at Babylon. It is God Himself who is preventing world-unity and its product – peace.
If you can have world-peace without God, you don’t need God!
The world today is preparing itself excellently for the antichrist.
Globalisation works where there is no God. It produces unity, which is very powerful. “Nothing is withheld in unity.” (Genesis 11:6) The world today wants globalism. But God destroyed globalism at Babel. The reason was that unity outside of God produces a new-world in sin and of the devil.
Isaiah 48:11 “...I will not give My glory to another.”
The true church is the only thing in this world not headed by Satan. That is why God will remove the church before the stone strikes!
All world religions, including cross-less Christianity are already set to come into unity.
One-world can have many religions, but all with underlying humanism as the uniting force. The one true “religion” which separates, is biblical Christianity and must therefore go, to create world unity.
The attempted union of God and Satan through multi-faith is doomed. But it has an alluring attraction. When two become one, there is power, and that’s just what Satan wants.
By the way, the origin of the word “Yoga” is “union”. It comes from an ancient Hindu belief in the union of good and evil!
True oneness or unity only comes about one pure way! It does not come by mixture!
►The big shock to the world will be when they finally see that there always has been a one-world “religion” of peace, but they couldn’t see it or receive it, because it is in Him!
The temple in Jerusalem was always to be set apart, sanctified and holy. It was not to be a place of mixed religions like Babel. We will soon see a peace plan revealed for Israel, by the US. It will, no doubt, include a multi-faith dimension, for the new temple.
Because this new, third temple on the Temple Mount will be a multi-faith set-up, it will go towards a unified new world-order. God will allow it to be the headquarters of the antichrist for a short time!
The Islamic Dome of the Rock stands as a usurper on the Temple Mount. It is Satan’s counterfeit. Through the Dome, Islam claims victory over Israel and the church. But something will soon happen there to make way for dramatic prophetic fulfilment.
The world-system was built by man, just like Babel built of man-made bricks. The world has built itself without God. Peace only comes by justification! Justification only comes through the cross, which proclaims you and me – not guilty, and justified with God.
John 13:8-10 “Peter said to Him, ‘You shall never wash my feet!’ Yeshua answered and said, ‘If I do not wash (your feet) you have no part with Me.’”
Our Lord washed the disciple’s feet. Peter wanted to be washed all over. Yeshua said that he only needed his feet washed because he was already clean all over. That is a wonderful type of our salvation, which is done (all over). We only need our feet washed (1John 1:9) which is a type of being forgiven for sins as we walk through this dusty sin-filled world.
The stone of God will hit Humpty Earth hard at its feet, and all the kings men will not put it together again in its present form. The King of kings will re-create it – holy and pure.
The earth’s “feet” have never been washed. They stink like they have been walking through dung. It has never been washed all over either!
We have treasure in earthen vessels. It is our “earthen vessels” that are purified as we take up our cross. But the world’s earthen-vessel feet are a mixture of iron and clay, and have no treasure inside.
We have been washed by our Lord all over, and our bare feet have been washed, by confession of sins. We are clean and we are on “holy ground!”
1 Samuel 2:9-10 “He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness. By strength (human) no man shall prevail. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces. From heaven, He will thunder against them. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.”
If you are truly saved, you will overcome the world and your feet will walk away from its darkness towards ever intensifying light.
The course of the kingdom of God is seen in:
●The Lamb, ●the Lion and ●the Dove.
The Lamb represents the cross of Calvary, and the church age. The Lion represents the judgement of God and the tribulation period. The Dove represents the coming new world of pure peace, righteousness and holiness.
The course of the end-time world is seen in:
●The Beast, ●the Dragon, and ●the Vultures.
The beast and the dragon represent the devil, and the antichrist. The vultures represent the great final wrath of God on the world at the Second Advent. (Matthew 24:28)
So if you could have world peace, the world’s way, you would have to include all of these factors above. You would be mixing two kingdoms together!
You would have to mix together the Lamb and the beast, the Lion and the dragon and the dove and the vultures! Sorryyy – they don’t mix!
So, we have two kingdoms in conflict revealed above. One kingdom has a right of admission reserved! You can only get in through shed blood, the cross, righteousness and holiness. The other is cross-less, bloodless and lawless - full of evil. Its blood is soon to be spilt!
Psalm 82:8 “Arise O God, judge the earth; for You shall inherit all nations.”
John 14:17 “The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, but you know Him, for He dwell with you and will be in you.”
Don’t allow the world-system to comfort you, it has ulterior motives. Behind it is the evil kosmokratos (world power). The world’s time is up! Can you hear the shofar blowing?
A failed world:
Every attempt to create a better world of peace has failed.
Mixture of good and evil is a satanic infusion and infiltration, an intrusion, which degrades and invalidates the whole.
The world-system is mentioned in type as Egypt, Babylon, Rome, Sodom and Gomorrah and more. All failed. You would think that people would learn!
Unholiness and unrighteousness are what God calls sin! You must separate them. “There is no peace for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22)
If there is no peace for the wicked, how can you have new-world peace without the cross?
“The whole world lies under the power of the evil one”. (1 John 5:19) The evil one is the “god of the world”. (2 Corinthians 4:4) “The evil one comes to kill, steal and destroy”. (John 10:10) He is the “father of lies”. (John 8:44) Satan is ruler of a “kingdom of darkness”. (Colossians 1:13)
So just looking these excerpts from the Bible, how can you have a successful new-world?
Failed, futile thinking:
The danger of ignorance is the presumption which takes its place!
Isaiah 29:15 “Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord, and their works are in the dark. They say, ‘who sees us and who knows us?’”
Job 34:17 “...Will you condemn Him who is most just?”
A view of God brought down to man’s level of understanding always results in many other evils. People with no fear of the Lord always try to think Him down to their level. These people always have a materialistic, me-now view of life, which puts the light of God out!
Babylon was destroyed by God for trying to make peace their way. The world today is trying to create world peace and peace in the Middle East / Israel by going its own way! Do you think it will succeed? If you do you should be stoned!
Psalm 119:128 “All Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right. I hate every false way.”
The only place of true international globalism, with no boundaries is in Messiah. In Him there is neither Jew nor Gentile, free or slave, male or female. We are one in Him. Out of Him we are not.
When in a deep hole it’s good to stop digging! You can’t stop a sinking ship with a big hole in it unless you fix the hole! The world’s ways are sinking fast and many Christians are, and should not be on board too!
Blind- Spot bias: Simply, this is failure to see the impact of their own error and judgment, while seeing only their own view through tunnel vision. It often leads to other biases and problems of understanding.
Blind-spot bias is a result of God’s doing. Unfortunately they are blind to the fact that they will soon be stoned and won’t go high – but low – very low!
Hear, see and feel:
1 John 4:5 “They are of the world, therefore the world hears them.”
Who hears you? Who do you hear? What telling questions.
The Holy Spirit brings revelation and light. The closer you get to the light the more you see and the clearer you see.
The problem is, with no spiritual light and sight, and no hearing, and no understanding and a hard heart to God – you are totally lost.
Isaiah 6:9-10 “Go and tell the people: They keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing but do not perceive. Make the heart of this people dull and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and return and be healed.”
This is God’s doing (above). It may seem cruel, but God will not allow ultimate success in Satan’s world without going through the sanctifying work and ways of the cross.
All Christians have only two possible sources of truth and wisdom. One is from above and one is from below.
At the end of the day you know deep down that you are with and for our Lord and His entire word, or not! When you are right with God, you are at peace with Him and at peace with yourself. You know it and feel it deep inside. It is a wonderful security!
Don’t get stoned:
The entire Bible is a vivid, succinct, staggering lesson from history that mankind does not learn from history and never has!
The answer for the true biblical Christian is not to be anywhere near the world when God’s stone strikes!
Jeremiah 51:49 “As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall; so at Babylon the slain of all the earth shall fall.”
Here, “Babylon” is a type of the world-system. We must be free to be separate from it all.
The Holy Spirit separates between truth and error and shows us things to come. He fills us with good fruits. He convicts us of sin righteousness and judgement to come. He comforts us. The unholy spirit does the opposite, being the discomforter!
2 Chronicles 36:14-16 “All the leaders of the priests and the people transgressed more and more, according to all the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house of the Lord, which He had consecrated in Jerusalem. And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers...but they mocked the messengers of God, despised his words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.”
Beware! There is a limit to God’s grace! There is time where there is no remedy!
There should be a fast growing deep down inner sense of terror in the world now.
The stone grows and grows!
I said up front it was a strange “stone!”
Daniel 2:34 “The iron, clay, bronze, silver and gold were crushed and became like chaff on the threshing floor...And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”
After the world get’s stoned – “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and He will reign forever and ever”. (Revelation 11:15)
Psalm 37:11-13 “The meek (humble) shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plots against the just and gnashes his teeth at him. The Lord laughs, for He sees his day coming.”
Romans 9:33 “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offence, and whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
Matthew 21:44 “Whoever falls on this stone will be broken, but on whomever it falls will be crushed to powder.”
The world has a soon-coming appointment, with a Rock of wrath – one it will not miss. You can get out of the world now by falling on the Rock, and having God remove you by rapture before the Rock strikes.
One thing the world can’t do is save itself or get out of the way of this great Rock.
Being neutral, compromising or tolerant of the world-system will exacerbate your problems.
Tolerance is an idol of this present depraved world and is a sure sign of the coming judgment of its participants! Those trying to be relevant to the world have moved, removed or changed the scriptures and injured themselves greatly in so doing.
In these days at this particular time, the fullness of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit are absolutely essential to see, understand and be protected, and for ultimate success.
I took the background picture in the Namib Desert and mixed in an elephant close-up.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!