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Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law (word) praise the wicked, but such as keep the word, contend with them.”
Hosea 4:1-2 “The Lord brings a charge against the land: There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery they break all restraint, with bloodshed after bloodshed...And the land mourns."
Isaiah 59:14 “Justice is turned back and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street.”
Isaiah 62:1 “For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness and her salvation as a lamp that burns.”
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.
13th September 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Signs of numerous times:
Biblical signs are designed to draw people in to the kingdom of God and to our grand Messiah. They are not designed to promote the pomp of pastors and teachers. Biblical signs will get the attention of some and others will never respond or believe.
Far too many teachers use signs which are not true signs to elevate themselves.
Signs do not take the place of the Holy Spirit who is the primary agent in these things.
True biblical signs can be very exciting indeed.
But don’t go overboard looking for signs everywhere. Your faith is much more important.
There are signs relating to almost every subject of the Bible:
There are numerous signs of the times we are in now. There are signs of The Lord’s coming, signs of the coming tribulation, signs of the veracity of the Bible itself, and of false prophets, teachers and deception. There are examples of erroneous signs, and signs of biblical truth. We see signs of the antichrist arising and many signs of anti-Semitism and replacement theology in the world and the church.
They are all there if you honestly look for them, led by the Spirit. Signs are really for those who want to see! If you genuinely encounter the Spirit of God, He will firstly cause you to repent. If you really see the true signs, you will repent.
Signs presented as from the Lord, which fail, are in themselves a sign - a sign of a false teacher. These failed signs instead of causing repentance cause mocking, scoffing doubt, discouragement, disbelief and falling away! (Deuteronomy 18:21-22, Jeremiah 23:30-32)
Great discernment is needed in these things, it’s no small issue!
Micah 3:6-7 (Amp) “It shall be night to you and you shall have no vision, yes it shall be dark without divination (comprehension) and the sun shall go down on the false prophets...and the seers shall be put to shame...for there is no answer from the Lord.”
Jeremiah 14:14 “The Lord said to me, ‘The prophets prophesy lies in my name. I have not sent them...”
Signs and Israel:
Isaiah 8:18 “...We are for signs and wonders in Israel, from the Lord.”
The greatest sign is Israel’s journey to salvation, and yet most can’t see it at all! They think it’s just the normal progression of history.
We are now, even within the next few weeks, at the point where signs for Israel are about to break and come into play. (1 Corinthians 1:22)
Of course regular readers know just how it will work out in the end:
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
Funny things this: The world calls the Palestinian territories the “occupied territories.” But have a look at the verse below and see what God says!
Deuteronomy 1:8 “See I have set the land before you; go in and possess (Lit=occupy) the land which the Lord swore to your fathers – to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give to them and to their descendents after them.”
Other verses show that these areas to be occupied by Israel are in fact today’s so-called West Bank, Jordan Valley and surrounds.
So, Netanyahu promises to annex these very areas, and the world comes against it!
Beware of disinformation and collusion alliances! These are the methods of the media to entrap you.
Bible teachers today, more than ever, need to be full of great truth. The secret key is to teach the full gospel as led by the Spirit. (Hebrews 6:1-2) If you do it will contain within it a powerful method of checking. It will show Israel is: ●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected ●Regathered ●Repented ●Accepted.
Any doctrine that does not include all of the above bullet points, in that order is suspect!
Today many teachers stop short at “Rejected.” You can hear them and tell them a long way off. They make derogatory remarks about Israel and her fall and never have any good thing to say about what is coming for Israel. Their teaching will not bear witness in your heart. Obey that still small voice.
When the Jews come to spiritual life, it will be a great sign for the world and in fact for themselves also. It will be “Life from the dead!” (Romans 11:15)
When you are fully surrendered to our great King and Lord, everything in your life’s doing goes through the cross and is approved by our enthroned King. When not, life is a hit and miss affair founded on all that is shifting and shaking, surrendered to your own pride!
►Psalm 82:5 “They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are unstable (Lit=moving).”
Proverbs 4:19 "The way of the wicked is like darkness, they do not know what makes them stumble."
The great shaking is beginning. We see it as we look at the sudden deterioration of law and order, morality and political chaos in the world. World war is on the horizon. Will you be able to stand securely, if we are not snatched out of here before?
Will you be able to help others see and stand in these days?
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!