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Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
15th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The evil “I am”:
This is the ‘me now’ generation, ruled by ‘me, myself, I.’ It is the generation where the cry of the masses is “I am, and there is no other”. Here it is written in ages past:
Isaiah 47:10 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘no one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’”
One of the titles of our Messiah is “I am.” So, which ‘I am’ are you going to serve?
In the last few weeks I had two dramatic, most insightful encounters with two individuals, who had professed to be believers for years. Let’s call them Mr A. and Miss B.
Mr A has a foul mouth. I asked him to watch his language, and then spoke of something I had written here in The Prophetic Scroll (TPS). Well, Mr. A exploded and condemned me and TPS, with a tirade of swearing. To be honest, I was shocked to see the sudden extent of his antagonism.
Miss B then came along and exploded because I pointed out that the Bible condemned some of her witchcraft practises which she had tried to mix into her so-called Christianity. She instantly yelled like an electrified Jezebel, rejecting everything I said including the words of the Bible.
These two events are indicative and symptomatic of the world today, including some of the modern compromised churches.
Firstly, let’s analyse the events:
Both Mr A and Miss B were challenged to repent of sin. Both had a violent reaction to the conviction. It was not me or TPS or the Bible that they were offended at, but the personal application of conviction repentance and change, which was now on the table.
It was the conviction that they tried to get rid of by choosing the way of confrontation, and hostility. The way of spineless love would be to say nothing and tolerate it. The way of real godly love is the way of rebuke, and correction. (2 Timothy 3:16) If the individual will not receive it, so be it.
In the light you see the truth, but you also see sin. The light of God will reveal it and what to do about it. The darkness will hide it and attack the light! You can only repent from sin. If you remove what is called sin, re-name it, or water it down, no repentance is required and anything goes.
A hazy spiritual light will give you unclear half truths.
There are a number of bad things at work within many people. They want nothing standing in the way of self’s sin. They want no conviction. They are their own “I am.”
They want to bring people, ministries and the Bible down because it correctly identifies sin and opposes their participation in it. They try to exalt themselves above all authority.
They must tear down the things of God to give expression to their sin-nature.
The world and its god, fallen man and his god, are speeding down the road to soon coming doom.
●These end-times are bringing our Lord closer. ●The antichrist is also getting closer.
●The Man of holiness is drawing near. ●The man of sin is drawing near.
But for sin to flourish, holiness must be cast down. This is the state of the world today.
The problem with many today is that they are deceived, ignorant, don’t care, are proud, with no knowledge of God, and no restraint and discipline.
Most people today are a living offence to God. Of course, they can’t see that, because they are in the dark. It is the responsibility of the church to shed God’s light into this fallen world now.
As the end of the age approaches, the true church is becoming clearly visible in the light of God’s truth, and so is the false church! The eternal glorious kingdom of God, which will be the real survivor, is becoming more evident all the time, but it is exclusive.
By the way, the false church is not destroyed by God in the tribulation. It is destroyed, by its own god, the false Messiah!
The false church is becoming easier to spot. It is designed to make you comfortable in the world and in sin. It hides and obscures sin and its consequences. When the cross is obscured, sin is elevated.
The comfort of the world is not worth the effort of seeking. The world will comfort you in your sin and say, ‘it’s all okay now’. The word of God will not comfort you in your sin. It will condemn and convict you, and then empower you to change and become holy. That is what real true love is all about!
The well used term “There is now no condemnation,” is greatly misused in the church. In reality it is associated with repentance. It is conditional. Here it is:
Romans 8:1 “There is no condemnation to those who are in Messiah, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
The woman caught in adultery was forgiven by our Lord. (John 8:10-11) But He said to her, ‘Now go and sin no more.’ This was the command of repentance and correction. She was not forgiven to continue in adultery.
Tradition holds that this was the “woman of sin” in Luke 7:37 and in fact was Mary Magdalene. If it was her, that means that her repentance led to her being the first one to see our Lord resurrected. It is a repentant attitude and life that cause spiritual sight.
May I say, that if you want a healthy spiritual life, break from the world’s ways and join and receive the word’s ways. Repent of sin now, but be advised, that a walk of repentance will do you more good than any exercises ever will!
Yes be free in your God-given liberty, but always keep an eye on the old sin nature and its desire to self-resurrect and trip you up.
Above all, in these dangerous days - exalt, uplift, revere and magnify the word of God in your life.
Be encouraged, stand strong – you can and must!
Edition 480: July 30th 2019
Great glory to come!
These are words of life!
Isaiah 43:7 “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him and made him.”
Glory: Strong’s (Hebrew) H3519 – “Kabowd”. Meanings: Glory, honour, riches, abundance, splendour, dignity, purity, reverence.
Glory: Strong’s (Greek) G1391 – “Doxa”. Meanings: Judgement, splendour, brightness, magnificence, majesty, excellence, pre-eminence, perfection.
The Judgement seat of Messiah is also be called the glory seat. It is the seat of the handing out of glorious, eternal, incorruptible rewards.
The word “glory” has really been cheapened these days, so it is of great importance to understand it from a biblical point of view. As you see from these definitions, “glory” relates strongly to our future, rewarded, position in Messiah. The outworking of it now in our lives is just as important.
Glory is revealed in us slowly as we mature and move from perfection to deeper perfection.
An atomic explosion “atomo” is coming, which will transform our lowly bodies into a new body just like that of our Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:52). Right now we have, “this treasure in earthen vessels”. (2 Corinthians 4:7)
The spectacular, earth shattering revealing of the great glory of God which He ordained for us before the foundation of the world, comes together with the great forgetfulness of God – of all our sins! (Ephesians 2:10)
You do not just drift into God’s glorious plan for your life. It is a calculated choice, and decision based on the revelation of His plan for you. It comes as a response to Him. Do you think you will be rewarded because you thought of running a race? You must run the race and finish it well.
I once saw a dog running an obstacle race, and get sidetracked because someone put a piece of steak next to a jump. Do you think that dog got a reward? – Not a chance!
To get the complete picture we must also look at the opposite side of the coin.
Obviously, we can just take the words of definition of glory and apply the opposite. But there is more to it. The glory to be revealed involves defeating the enemy and destroying the sins that so easily “beset and befall us”!
The glory to be revealed involves the manifestation of truth in us - His truth, His way, tailor-made for us, as part of our calling! All things must get out of the way that stand in the way of us fulfilling God’s plan for us. That’s the difficult thing in these days!
It’s easy to “put on” all the rubbish of the world, but far more difficult to “put off” the world, once we have “put it on.”
You will need to give an account to God of how diligent you were in removing the obstructions to God’s call on your life? It’s not an inconsequential question! It will affect your eternal future.
We must understand that there are almost always two sides to our obedience to Messiah. One is doing His will and the other is not doing the will of the enemy, and Christians are so good at hiding the works of the devil!
True, biblical Christianity involves drastic change in your life. The longer you delay it, the harder it becomes. Just do it – now!
We must clearly identify the works of darkness. These are: The works of Satan himself, all demons, fallen angels, witchcraft, Jezebels, warlocks, wizards, people of pride, false prophets, and false teachers and preachers. You can add to the list sin, evil, unrighteousness, wickedness, and error.
In fact, as the full glory of God is revealed it necessitates the destruction of the entire universe, and every “corner” into which Satan, and his demons had access. A new universe will be created then.
The coming glory of Israel:
A military attack, or the continuous verbal attacks on Israel from the UN and others is one thing, but the sick, spineless attacks of many ministries on Israel is a stench in the nostrils of our God.
We are seeing more and more of these subtle, anti-Israel attacks coming from the church.
Just listen to a minister with little or nothing to say on Israel, and I tell you that very soon he will be a minister of replacement theology, under the auspices of the spirit of Hitler! Silence in a spiritually charged environment means you need to get out of ministry.
We all know how Israel missed her calling. We all know the consequences. But many even with a teaching ministry, want to keep Israel down, out and under their cursed wings. They think God now has His church, and is finished with Israel.
God has a great, great plan. He is going to glorify Israel! He will bring Israel to her knees, clean her up, save her and use her as an instrument of His own, to bring salvation to the world, after the rapture, in the tribulation period.
The verses below all relate to Israel’s grand, soon-coming glory, to be revealed:
Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise shine, for your light has come! For the glory of the Lord has risen upon you (Israel) The glory of the Lord will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your brightness, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 49:3 “You are My servant O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
Deuteronomy 30:7 “The Lord God will put all these curses on your enemies and all those that hate you and persecute you. And you (Israel) will again obey the voice of the Lord...”
Zephaniah 3:13 “The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth...”
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
By the way, there are hundreds of verses similar to these few above, in the Bible.
These three verses below could only be addressed to God’s other people – the Gentile church:
Isaiah 57:14 “...Prepare the way, take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”
Romans 1:16 “Salvation is for the Jew first and also the Greek...”
Romans 11:11 “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not, because through their fall, to provoke them (Jews) to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.”
So, has God finished with the Israel?
Salvation is of the Jews and salvation will be of the Jewish Messiah in the tribulation period.
►What would be the motivation of the Bible ‘teacher’ who supposedly knows the word, and is silent on Israel, when God says that we are to make the Jew jealous, and take the gospel to the Jew first? It’s obviously to get rid of the Jews.
What follows is most important. Don’t underestimate this:
The attack upon the glory of Israel:
If the prophetic word and plan of God for Israel can be stopped or hindered, Satan would have a legitimate right to prevent his own judgement, because, legally, he will say, “God did not bring His word to pass for Israel.”
This is one of the dangers of replacement theology. It plays right into the hands of the devil.
Today, I warn you afresh! There are many ministries out there who are openly into replacement theology. But there are many just awakening to their inglorious, detestable, reprehensible role. They have no Spirit of God leading them, only spirits of ancient dictators and antichrists.
If you receive from the teaching of some, of these spiritually deceived tricksters, trying to prove themselves right and everyone else wrong, especially relating to Israel, you will come under their spirit, and your eternal reward and glory will go up like a puff of smoke.
►When you try to get rid of the Jews theologically, you are Hitler without the gas ovens – yet! You are Hitler in the pulpit and on YouTube - just firing up. You are the protagonist and champion of the “new” eternal hatred. (Ezekiel 35:5)
Jeremiah 31:1-3 “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people...Yes I have loved you with an everlasting love.”
Hatred is in fact supreme love of self in action, which will not share its glory. But when it comes to the replacement or removal of Israel, it is a satanically inspired! Run away from it!
The prayer of glory:
There is great power in prayer, but there is more in the power of the prayer of agreement, where two or more pray and stand together in unity. It is greater still when accompanied with fasting and the gifts of the Spirit.
Effective prayer obviously necessitates insight and discernment, so that we know the strategies of the devil and be effective in combat.
Prayer within disagreement or no spiritual insight produces a big zero and leaves many doors to the enemy wide open.
In my own prayer life, I always like to begin with a time of simple exalting and uplifting our Lord. I declare to Him, His own word. This is not a prayer for things. It is to simply reflect on who our Lord is. When possible, I like to make my prayer demonstrative, by bowing down, lying down on my face, raising arms and hands, and the like.
There is something special about verbalising the glory of the Lord!
Don’t ever lose sight of the importance of the coming glory and the rewards that will be given to those who earned them. Make sure it is a part of your prayer life.
We must always remember that as we come before our Lord it has consequences. If most people could have just a small peek behind the veil of glory into eternity, their lives would forever be drastically and radically changed.
When you see who really are and what you are going to be – forever, it can only slay you!
The crowns of reward are most amazing and awe-inspiring! They are exclusive and not for all believers. All true believers will be saved, but not all will be rewarded.
The Bible has so many wonderful, rich descriptions of the eternal state – some of these are seen in these crowns of reward.
The crowns are: ●The Incorruptible crown, given for conquering the flesh. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27) ●Rejoicing and soul winning. (1Thessalonians 2:19-20) ●The crown of life, given for endurance of trails (James 1:12, Revelation 2:10) ●The crown of glory, given for those who disciple and steward God’s people. (1 Peter 5:2-4) ●The crown of righteousness, given for those who long for His appearing. (2 Timothy 4:8)
The effect of persecution:
In most cases when the church is under attack, it causes people to come together in a new unity. It causes many niggly little differences to evaporate!
Persecution is a form of judgment on the church. It has the effect of revealing the glory within!
Very often when a church is under attack you see real miracles taking place. I’m not talking about all sorts of unverifiable circus-type claims!
Persecution consolidates your beliefs, and reveals in you what you are really made of! It identifies you with the others as well. It also awakens the Lion in the church! (It’s a bit risky getting too near a lion that has just woken up – you don’t know what side of the bed he got out of)!
I don’t believe we will see the intense form of persecution of the tribulation period, but even now, the church is under growing attack. So, I believe that this will be one of the factors causing unity in the church in these days.
It will be limited, as some of the die-hards and those deeply ingrained in their anti-Israel stance harden their hearts even further.
The great wild glory to come:
Personally, I’m a lover of nature and all things wild, although I haven’t been able to hug a tree much these day. But I can already begin to imagine the glory that awaits us out there. Romans 8:19 speaks of the great manifestation and revealing of the glory of the saints.
Perfect, new, holy environment is coming. Renewed animals with a new nature are about to stomp the earth.
Imagine a Spiny Lumpsucker that doesn’t suck your blood, or a grove full of raspberry armadillos?
Our Lord, God and King is the artist of all artists and He doesn’t have a bad day!
One of the passions that led me into the art world many years ago was the ‘allure’ and ‘mystery’ behind artists, in that they created something beautiful out of nothing, a glory still to be revealed!
You can assist in the glory of others, which will be manifest, or you can be to them a hindrance and stumbling block.
Tragically, the horror of hell is also going to be revealed!
Ezekiel 22:30 (Due to Israel’s wicked leader) “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall and stand in the gap, before Me on behalf of the land; that I should not destroy it; but I found none.”
The Prophetic Scroll will stand with and for Israel and God’s pure and perfect plans for them in their coming troubles. I will stand (increasingly) against those who come against Israel. And as always will stand with and for the true church of the living God.
Glory in the highest, glory in the highest!
I took this picture hanging out of a chopper early one frozen morning, flying over the Dragon’s Back in the Drakenberg Mountains, with cascading, whirlpools, and falls of mist. Interestingly, the circular rainbow around the chopper’s shadow is called the “Pilots Glory!”
Shalom and grow in His Grace!