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- ”America has finally decided the Bible is not illegal!” (Jerusalem Post) The US, in a historic move has declared that it will not use the term “settlements” anymore, legalising and legitimising Jewish control over Judea and Samaria.
- Ironically, the UN passed a resolution yesterday with 154 nations voting in favour of the Temple Mount falling under full Muslim control, rejecting Israel’s ownership.
- Israel attacks numerous Syrian targets near Damascus in response to Syria / Iran rocket attacks on Israel - all shot down by Israel's Iron Dome (20th Nov.) Israel says will now respond to every attack. "Its a new day."
- One in four Europeans now hold Anti-Semitic views (new poll 21st Novemeber)
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
The following verses apply well to the mass media:
Job 9:4 “Who has hardened his heart against Him and prospered?”
Isaiah 43:13 “...I work and who can reverse it?”
Philippians 1:9 “I pray that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and all discernment...”
Jeremiah 7:28 “You shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God, nor receive correction. Truth has perished and been cut off from their mouth.”
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.
22nd November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The remnant church:
Be careful of cutting yourself off and becoming an independent island. We must know where we fit in and where we don’t, but don’t use this difference as a weapon. Don’t cause division. If the truth is in you and causes division, so be it. This must humble you and not fill you with pride.
Knowing these things may save your faith or at least strengthen it, in these particular troublesome times of doctrinal heresy, error and deception.
We all want to be right and not wrong, but be careful of weaponising your right with a wrong attitude of self-exaltation.
The remnant church is not a new separate entity. It is not a defined new organisation, institution, or denomination. It is a loose term for a grouping or collection of like-minded believers in love with the full truth of God and His word.
The biggest characterising mark of the remnant believer is his fear of the Lord.
Part of the end-time reality is that there will be a remnant of true believers in the midst of a fallen, false, counterfeit church of the masses. If you know that, and how to identify the counterfeit church, and the true remnant church, you are already on solid ground.
The remnant precedent is biblically set in relation to Israel. Is it any surprise that there is a remnant within the church as well?
Here, in the verses below we see this incredible remnant pattern for Israel:
Jeremiah 23:3 “I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their folds and they shall be fruitful and increase.”
Isaiah 37:31-32 “The remnant of those who escaped out of Judah, shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward. For out of Jerusalem will go a remnant...the zeal of the Lord shall do this.”
Micah 7:18 “Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression of the remnant of His heritage?”
“All Israel will be saved? (Romans 11:26) It is “all” who make up the remnant!
Now, have a look at the two verses below and note well what the remnant of Israel will be doing in these end-times. They are the ones who God will use as His battle axe! (Jeremiah 51:20)
Micah 5:7-8 “Then the remnant of Jacob (Israel) shall be in the midst of many peoples, like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass...and the remnant shall be among the Gentiles, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, who both treads down and tears in pieces...All Your enemies shall be cut off.”
Zephaniah 2:9 “Moab (Jordan / Palestinians today) shall be like Sodom, and the people of Ammon like Gomorrah...The residue of My people shall plunder them, and the remnant of My people shall possess them.”
These verses above (and many more) make it abundantly clear that God’s special chosen people are not every last Jew but a remnant amongst them. This pattern is repeated in the dispensation of the church.
We see clearly in the messages to seven churches, and other scriptures that a great number of churches are condemned by God. Only a small minority in the church are without any condemnation. (Don’t argue with me about that word “condemnation” – Read the ltetters to the seven churches)
The Prophetic Scroll will continue to draw attention to the remnant church. There is much more to come on the subject.
The remnant is becoming easier to identify as the Christian masses follow each other the wrong way and the minority remnant get’s God’s green light to go forward.
In many respects it is the minority remnant that is the pillar holding up the building.
There is a big sign playing out now in US politics. One party (Republicans) upholds the Bible and the principles of a nation under God, the other casts it down. One upholds biblically based laws and values. The other casts them down. “If you forsake the word / ways/ law of God you will praise the wicked.” (Proverbs 28:4) When you cast down the truth, “The land will mourn.” (Hosea 4:1-2)
The remnant church upholds our Lord and His word – all of it, rightly applied, as led by the Spirit of God. There is something unshakable, deeply imbedded in the hearts of the remnant believer. It is the exaltation and elevation of truth and its application.
The fall of modern man is succinctly plotted in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. (Please read it) But as we get to the last verse of this discourse we see the reason. “They have a form of godliness but deny its power - from such people turn away.” It is powerless false religion that leads to moral and ethical decay.
Note the terrible twins: “●a godly form” but “●deny its power.” Isn’t that the truth of the Spirit-less church today – the majority of them anyway?
We are in a fast deteriorating world. It is not static by any means! You need to have your heart anchored into the truth, by the Spirit, otherwise the coming storms will wreck you.
2 Timothy 3:13 “Evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
The remnant are stable and strong. It’s good to know that if you find difficulty fitting in with much of the modern church, you are not alone. There are great many who are like you and with you.
I know that with most people, it is not at all from a position of rebellion, independence or pride. It is from a position of knowing and growing in the truth, while others grow in error and worldliness.
►Thankfully there are many congregations, and ministries which, even as a whole, are part of the remnant. God will always have His remnant at work in the kingdom.
Here is the remnant’s amazing book:
Note that this glorious “book of remembrance,” is exclusive. It’s only for the few who fear the Lord! (This is not the Lamb’s book of life of the Revelation. It is a special book of rewards for those who meet the conditions.)
Malachi 3:16-17 “Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another and the Lord listened and heard them. So a book of rembrance was written before Him, for those who fear the Lord and meditate on His name. They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, on the day that I make them My jewels, and I will spare them.”
Note that God eve drops on this remnant that fears Him as they speak and communicate with each other. And note the end result!
Do you think God notices what we are saying right here and communicating with each other? I think so!
Rest in the exciting truth my friends!
Edition 471: May 28th 2019
Two sides of the sword:
These are words of life!
The Bible reveals both sides of the sword!
It reveals The Lamb and the Lion, law and grace, mercy and justice, the bride and the army. The Bible reveals the goodness and severity of God. It reveals war that is of God and peace that is of God and war and peace that is of the devil!
The Bible reveals a number of swords. They are: ●The sword of the word, and of the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:17) ●The sword of capital punishment. (Genesis 9:6, Romans13:4) ●The sword of murder. (Genesis 4:14). ●The sword of war of God. (1 Chronicles 5:20, 2 Samuel 22:35, ●The sword of war of the devil. (Psalm 120:7, Psalm 55:21, Psalm 140:1-2)
There are no contradictions here. It’s about correct interpretation and application of scripture.
The sword of God’s word is the most is more powerful than any nuclear weapon!
World war is coming to the world because world peace is coming to the world. World peace without the cross is a misnomer, and will never last. Godly initiated war is coming to destroy ungodly peace and bring about true, deep godly and holy peace – His way.
The sword of godly war is in fact a peacemaker!
Goliath’s amazing sword!
Goliath: Strong’s H 1555. “Golyath.” Meanings: Splendour, to reveal.
The giant’s so-called “splendour” is much like most of the enemies of Israel today, who are “splendid” in their own eyes, doing a “splendid” job in coming against Israel. But the name also “reveals” the intent of their heart to destroy God’s work with Israel.
In many ways, the antichrist will be a splendid one too. Now look at this verse speaking of Lucifer at his fall:
Ezekiel 28:17 (Amp) “Your heart was proud and lifted up, because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour. I cast you to the ground...”
The splendid giant, Goliath, filled with this spirit of Lucifer was cast to the ground in destruction!
The futility of the satanic sword of war was clearly seen in the hands of Goliath, the Philistine giant as he attacked David. The word ‘Palestinian’ is derived from ‘Philistine’. And David, of course, represents Israel today.
The Bible says that David “ran towards Goliath” before releasing the stone from the sling. That is a type of him not backing down when provoked. (1 Samuel 17:48) It has symbolic meaning for today.
Goliath was six cubits in height, his sword weight six hundred shekels and he had on six items of armour. (1 Samuel 17:4-7) That is 666!
Here is the fateful decree of Goliath:
1 Samuel 17:9-10 “If he (David) is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him, then you (Israel) shall be our servants. Then the Philistine Goliath said, ‘I defy the armies of Israel this day...” (This of course has many parallels today!)
The Philistines should have acted on the word of Goliath and submitted to Israel when Goliath was killed. Instead, today, they submit to the UN and others of the spirit of antichrist, “defying the armies of Israel.”
Do you see how the world has got this wrong? It’s just like Esau (father of the Arabs), who today are trying to reverse the effects of the sale of his birthright to Jacob (Israel)
But here is an interesting thing: David took Goliath’s own sword and cut his head off with it. Then, David said, ‘There is nothing like it, give it to me.’ He then took the giants giant sword and wrapped it in a cloth and kept it behind the ephod, which is the garment worn by the High Priest while performing his holy duty in the Ark of the Covenant. (1 Samuel 21:9)
Interestingly, the word used for “cloth” is the same word for military apparel. It is the word found in Isaiah 9:2-5 speaking of Israel coming to the “light of salvation” when the “cloth” garments of the enemies warriors will be rolled in blood and used for fuel of fire.”
This suggests an end-time application for the sword wrapped in cloth concealed behind the ephod. But most importantly, we must see the change in ownership of Goliath’s sword!
►Goliath’s sword at that point became David’s sword. It is now Israel’s sword!
This sword would put Excalibur to shame!
David’s slingshot killed Goliath and Goliath’s own sword made sure of it, when David used it to behead him. Here we see supernatural intervention of God in the defence of Israel (the sling and stone). God and David (Israel today) are a formidable force!
Is this a type of what is about to transpire again in Israel? – You bet!
Israel has a hidden, secret weapon! – It is Goliath’s sword! In type that means that the enemies of Israel will have only themselves to blame for their ultimate, soon coming destruction.
Think about this: Goliath’s sword was hidden behind the garments (ephod) used by the High Priest in the Tabernacle when he was conducting the most holy acts. What a strange place for David to store the sword of his enemy! But here is the amazing thing: This sword is now David’s sword and it is now holy! It has become an instrument of holy war for Israel and not against her!
There is great symbolism here in that all the weapons of war aimed at Israel are in fact behind God. Whatever happens to Israel has to go through the living God first! Do you see why the world at enmity with Israel is doomed? This also speaks volumes against all the churches of replacement theology and anti-Semitism.
Today Goliath’s sword is believed to be hidden in Ireland, but that’s another story! Oh, did you know that Ireland is trying to pass a bill criminalising any of its citizens that travel to Israel and buy Israeli goods in the so-called occupied territories? Shame on you, land of uilleann pipes!
Bear in mind that Goliath himself decreed that his own people were to be subservient to Israel if he was killed by David. This is still playing out today.
Deuteronomy 33:29 “Happy are you O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help and the sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, and you shall tread down their high places.”
So, Israel now has the supernatural power of God behind its modern sling and the holy power of God behind Goliath’s sword!
Isaiah 6:66 “There is a sound of noise from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the Lord -who fully repays His enemies!” (Note the number)
Joel 3:4 “...Will you retaliate against Me? But if you retaliate against Me, swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head.”
Obadiah 1:15 “The day of the Lord upon all nations is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”
The Palestinians have brought upon themselves the loss of their birthright to the land of Israel, due to Esau’s sale of it to Jacob / Israel. They have the curse of Goliath upon them and the curse of God upon them. (Genesis 12:3, Joel 3:2)
The splendid sword of Goliath failed in its mission to destroy David and bring down Israel. Now that same sword, just as a sword of Damocles in Israel’s hands will succeed in bringing down modern Goliath – all the enemies of Israel!
Beware US Democratic Party, and those amongst you who say “Jesus was a Palestinian and not a Jew.” You are exalting Goliath again! Good luck with that!
Isn’t it interesting that the champions of the unsaved world always make the wrong choice!
The world has and is choosing wrongly! It has chosen Lucifer, Satan, Adam, Esau, Ishmael, Goliath, Delilah, Jezebel, and Barabbas, the popes, the religion of law and works, and soon the antichrist!
Our weapons are not physical but spiritual. Israel’s weapons are both. (2 Corinthians 10:4) We are to stand in the gap for Israel in her time of conflict, in prayerful support.
True biblically based Christians do not seek war or conflict, but we don’t become complacent pacifists and play dead to the devil. We don’t run, we stand!
Some say, ‘you Christians are always talking about war.’ The truth is that the purpose of war and conflict in the Bible is to bring in peace, holiness and eternal victory! Can you hear Beethoven’s 5th (V-Victory) in the background?
Today, Israel is one of the most powerful military forces in the world, and most certainly in the Middle East. They have an amazing array of weapons.
- Israel had a weapon known as the Magic Wand. They developed it further, giving it new advances in missile technology and renamed it, “David’s Sling.” It is now operational.
- Israel developed its own missile defence system called the “Iron Dome.” Isaiah 4:5 “The Lord will create above every dwelling place in Mount Zion, and above her assemblies a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory, there will be a covering.”
- Israel and the US jointly developed the new, F35 Lightning jet fighter – the most advanced in the world, with multiple weapons systems. Psalm 144:6 "Flash forth lightning and scatter them; shoot out your arrows and destroy them,”
- Israel is believed to have nuclear weapons. (Zechariah 5:1-8)
- Israel’s symbolic sling is now loaded with the USA! Think about that, Iran!
- Israel’s secret weapon is Goliath’s now holy sword! We may see a surprise here soon, but for now this sword constitutes all the weapons collectively in Israel’s hands.
Israel’s rebellion to God:
We know from multitudes of verses that Israel is in rebellion to Messiah, but will repent. Much of the calamity that is still to come will be a result of her present rebellion.
When we as believers support Israel, we don’t come into unity with the sin of Israel’s rejection of Messiah, but we must come into unity with Gods plan and purpose to reveal Messiah to them and their ultimate grand purpose as fellow brothers and sisters to come.
►We don’t love others with our feelings, but with the Lord in us, based on His truth and not the opinions of man or the media. Our Lord is the lover of all lovers, and that must shine through.
We must see these things with spiritual eyes – God’s eyes and put away all our own opinions and especially those of the mass-media, the true Christian’s great enemy.
The reason so many can’t see God’s plans for Israel is because they have been spiritually blinded. They now become proponents, some in their silence, of violence and death to the Jews!
I heard one idiot on the way to demon possession by the spirit of legalism say, “I’ll be okay because I have my eyes open.” How can you see anything when God has blinded you, and the devil has opened your eyes to his work?
To really see things objectively from God’s point of view (which is all that counts) you need to be born-again of God’s family, and awake to His word, by surrender and obedience to it.
Many unbelievers will find when they die, after a successful life, that every second of their lives was a waste. It was wasted on self, sin, the world, and the plans of the devil.
If any unbeliever battles all his life to be good and right, he would be wrong on judgement day, because he has entered eternity as a wrong person!
Biblical truth is the foundation and source of our spiritual awakening and growth. It is also Israel’s, but that is not the end. Truth is the active pathway to the presence of the King and even to the sharing of His throne! (Ephesians 2:6, Revelation 3:21)
Truth is addictive and contagious, most exciting, and deeply satisfying!
Standing with and for Israel is the right way, the logical way and the way of reward.
We must put up spiritual borders and defences today, and fortify them. Our spiritual lives are at stake! Borders and barriers are important. Our spiritual gifts at work set up these borders with reinforced armour.
Those who reject the gifts have no armour but their own foolish minds. They have no borders to keep the devil and his world on the outside.
Satan hates borders, because the greatest eternal border has him on the far side- locked out forever.
I’ve said many times and will continue to do so: We need a specific, active pray strategy today. It must begin with personal repentance for all know sin. It must include the use of the sword of the Spirit in defensive strategy and offense against spirits of wickedness.
We must pray confusion into the enemy.
Part of the reason for the fall of the world is the disunity in the church and its failure to fully preach and teach the word of God. This leads to a compromised, weak, ineffective church.
The true church of God must be in unity for prayer to be effective. That does not mean all churches must be included. There are very many that must be excluded and severed from any idea of unity.
Knowledge of eschatology (end-times) today is more important than ever. Many Christians are as dead to eschatology as the unsaved. They are products of their pastors and leaders who don’t touch eschatology.
As a believer if you have no sword of the spirit, you have no spiritual authority and the spirit world knows that. You are then an ordinary inconsequential believer, no different to the world. Your authority is as significant as that of the media.
Here are two verses filled with the magnificence and majesty of God:
Revelation 1:16 “He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.”
Revelation 19:15-16 “Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God and He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Peace on earth:
Many believe that our Lord came to bring peace on earth now and everything is going to be just fine. The famous song (which I despise) “Glory to God and peace on earth.” even goes a long way to promoting that lie.
Here is what the verse really says:
Luke 2:14 (Amp) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased – men of good will, of His favour.”
The truth is, peace on earth is most certainly coming, but only to a select, exclusive group – the saved! So the unsaved ho, ho, ho crowd can sing that song all they like, world peace is not coming to them.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not think I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.”
Add to this the misconception which is cast in stone-sculpture on the side of the UN building in New York: “They beat their swords in plowshares...”
There are two important verses. One comes first and then the other:
Joel 3:9-11 “Prepare for war, wake up the mighty men...Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ Assemble and come, all you nations...”
Isaiah 2:4 “...They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation anymore. (Micah 4:3)
So yes, as I said earlier, war against all that is not of God creates world peace.
More powerful verses on swords:
Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17-18, Joel 3:9-10, Jeremiah 47:5-7, Proverbs 12:18-19, Psalm 59:7.
Keep in mind as you note world headlines, that the David (Israel) and Goliath (Palestinians) story is far from over. The only new thing is that the nations of the world, particularly Europe, have joined the Palestinian cause against Israel!
And on a personal level, keep in mind that true biblical Christianity is not for sissies!
The sword of God cuts and divides between what is of God and what is not in our own lives and also in the world out there. It is just the same for Israel. As we willingly submit to our Lord and merge into His ways, these swords become less painful, for which we will be eternally thankful.
Tough times are coming, but I see with my spiritual eye that very many will fly high, very high in wonderful shining glory forever. Many of your lives will stand as an eternal living monument to our Lord and His glory. Don’t lose heart!
Psalm 57:4-5 “My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men who are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Be exalted O God, above the heavens; and let Your glory be above all the earth.”
Isaiah 49:1-3 “...The Lord has called me from the womb; from the matrix of my mother He has made mention of my name and He has made my mouth like a sharp sword. In the shadow of His hand He has hidden me and made me a polished arrow. In His quiver, He has hidden me. And the Lord said to me, ‘you are My servant, Israel, you who strive with God...in whom I will be glorified.’”
Serious and severe times are here, for many they are the tools of glory.
I took this picture from a chopper flying over the Cathedral Peak and Bell in the Drakensberg.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!