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- Watch for big trouble coming from Iran!
- The Covid-19 pandemic has placed Israel in a vulnerable place, with many of her defences somewhat compromised, just the sort of thing her enemies would capitalise on!
- Hamas threatens to “suffocate” six million Jews. (BIN 6th April)
- France donates four high-tech battle ships to Hezbollah (BIN 6th April)
- 44% of Americans now see Covid19 as a divine wakeup call (BIN)
- The Sea of Galilee is almost full. It symbolises coming blessing.
►Regular readers of The Prophetic Scroll are hereby informed that this Covid19 virus will not come near you. I and my prayer team are praying this as a specific prayer of protection over you.
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Isaiah 61:3 “He gives beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness.”
Hosea 14:4-6 “I will heal their backsliding. I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from him. I will be like the dew to Israel...His beauty shall be like an olive tree.”
Micah 7:19-20 “God will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast our sins into the depths of the sea. You will give truth to Jacob (Israel)...”
Job 22:28 “You will declare a thing and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose of this report is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah.
3rd April 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
When the pressure is on:
What do you really do in thought and action when the pressure is really on and all things begin to shake?
It’s like the good -old toothpaste tube law: When you squeeze it, what’s inside comes out. This is when you see what’s really in your heart! “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34)
Out of the heart under strain do you hear the mouth speak, shout, screech, swear, stress out, or be silent? Is your thinking stained, strained and stretched by stress?
Pressure sharpens your focus! It can cause you to curse or cause incredible blessing, if you change your focus to the things of God. Yes, a virus can change your focus to victory.
Tests create endurance, or in some cases cause people to give up.
Today we have a multitude of spiritually superficial, shallow shepherds, blind as a bat and deaf as a doornail to the voice of God, and with the mouth of many parrots leading their blind flock.
A lot of what you believe is related to the spiritual input from your spiritual fathers are and who you hang around with and identify with. In this day, you need to make sure who your spiritual friends are! You need to forsake many, and gather new ones.
I would feel a lot safer learning from a hell-fire and brimstone preacher of the cross than the modern, be blessed, be prosperous, be happy, positive-only preachers.
To construct this modern positive-only gospel, you have to remove all the “hard sayings and severity of the gospel. Their gospel becomes a half-baked ear-tickling tickle.
Endurance produces character. This is why a lot of the modern church is so spineless.
Some churches, you dare not walk into. They need a big sign outside saying “Enter at your own risk” or better still, “Danger, do not enter”
James 1:3 “Know that the testing of your faith produces patience (Lit=endurance) “
When the pressure is on beware of the pressure to err! Many times pressure causes you to run away and take the easy, wide road with the multitudes. That’s when you fall into error and then fear. When you have decided to take the easy erroneous road, don’t think God will help you along.
Isaiah 30:28 “His breath is like an overflowing stream, which reaches up to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of futility; and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.”
If your heart is not right with God, why should He lead you into all truth? The verse above applies to the world, but the principle is universal.
We are seeing a massive rise in deceptive teachings particularly relating to Israel, to the pre-tribulation rapture and the tribulation period.
As God prepares to move in new ways with Israel, there will be alarming and dramatic signs. The thrilling sounds of the shofar are shattering the midnight sounds of silence over Jerusalem even right now. (Literally!) The alarm of awakening is sounding; the ancient walls of Jerusalem are vibrating and reverberating with the breath of the Lion of the tribe of Judah – arising ready to roar onto the stage!
This is the time to reach out to the Jews with the good news of salvation in their Jewish Messiah – our Messiah. This is the time to throw out and destroy the obstacles to them coming in to the kingdom, created by the church.
If God has finished with the Jews, as many teach, how do you explain the great regathering to the land? Do you think that is just God having fun, or that it’s just meaningless coincidence?
In this day you are in trouble if you do not know how to discern the voice of truth.
You cannot obey the voice of the Lord if you can’t hear the voice of the Lord. The voice of the letter of the word is not the voice of the Lord. It is dead letter and produces death, legalism and bondage. (2 Corinthians 3:6, Galatians 5:9)
These are very dangerous days, not so much because of any virus, but because required repentance is being ignored and the source of “truth” for the people is the devil’s deceivers – the media.
A good starting presumption is not to trust the mass-media. Regard it with automatic suspicion. Obviously I’m not talking about a hard news event, but all their “exalted” opinion pieces.
Isaiah 2:12 “The day of the Lord of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up.”
What follows is some of the sermon or book titles of my own spiritual fathers. I cut my spiritual teeth on this lot, starting in the late 70s. Some of these great men of God would be scorned and rejected today. But their work stands with transforming power, for the few that find them.
These wonderful discipleship teachers of old, pulled the rug out from under you, condemned the hell out of you, and often times left you floored, in surrender to our Lord, in a manner that caused you to be so very thankful! I would trust my life with them!
My aim is to show that just in the titles alone, you can see that they are of another glorious world: (My library contains thousands more.)
Derek Prince: ●Fierce times are coming. ●I will shake all things – the nations, the church and Israel. ●Facing the last days without fear. ●Living in a world falling apart. ●Evil forces of the end times. ●The Spirit of Antichrist ●Disasters that are about to come upon the earth. ●Facing God’s judgment.
Watchman Nee: ●Not I but Christ. ●The messenger of the cross. ● A living sacrifice. ●The spirit of judgement. ●Salvation of the soul. ●Love not the world.
Charles Finney: ●How to be free from the world. ●Victory over the world.
AW Tozer: ●That incredible Christian. ●The divine conquest. Gems from Tozer.
Looking at the titles should give you an idea of the content. How many of these titles do you hear preached today? By the way I have ‘devoured’ these books, tapes and teachings and thousand more about eight times each. I have about 300,000 pages of hand written notes from them.
Be blessed as you prepare your heart mind and soul for the glorious appearing of our Lord – soon and very soon!
Edition 484: August 27th 2019
Deadly doctrines developing:
These are words of life!
Biblical doctrine, unlike other dogmas is spiritually charged. It is the safe, steady, secure foundation of our faith. Its source is our Lord Himself, His Spirit, His word and His teachers. But it can easily be hijacked by those led by the spirit of error, demons and false teachers.
We are exposed to many false doctrines on our growth-journey, but they normally hit the garbage can soon, as the Spirit of truth leads us forward. However doctrine is fast becoming the main playground of end-time enemies of our Lord. It is predicted to get steadily worse.
We must be aware of it, how it operates, why it is intensifying now, through whom it comes and how to deal with it.
I have touched on some of these things before, but the entire spiritual environment is in a state of flux right now. It’s time to put on your armour and use your spiritual gifts.
Don’t become a false-doctrine hunter:
Never make chasing false doctrine a priority. Chase the truth as a priority and deal with false doctrine when necessary, and then move on.
Many people are insecure in their faith, full of the fear of rejection and other psychological problems. The spiritual environment is an easy place to look for and find acceptance. False doctrine attracts many people like flies!
Often proponents of false doctrines are looking for self-importance and affirmation. When they find it they “imprison” it becoming ultra-protective over their “catch” so as not to be left out in the cold again. Control gives them a false sense of security.
You must also be aware that in dealing with false doctrine you are often open to the transfer of spirits, so you have to have your armour on!
In most cases false doctrine rises to a point where you can identify it clearly, and cut its head off.
Be well aware of the real purpose and great danger in false doctrine or biblical error:
- It leads to erroneous living.
- The aim of false doctrine is to lead you to a false spirit and a false Messiah.
How does false doctrine arise?
In almost every case, pride is the root of false doctrine. The world is now exalting itself against God in almost every imaginable way. This is just like Lucifer exalting himself above God with his string of “I will” statements. (Isaiah 14:12-14) And the fall of Adam and Eve as they bought into the great lie – “You will be as God.” (Genesis 3:5)
Pride is the fuel of much evil. It is the fuel of ultimate discontent! It is the fuel and root of rotten fruit in the believer’s life.
Be careful out there! False doctrine is grows and spreads. It knocks on to other doctrines like wildfire. It is far more difficult to get out of than to get into!
It is a deadly plague in the church with consequences, especially for young believers.
False doctrine can discourage believers from moving on. Seeking Christians tend to get inoculated against the truth, when constantly bombarded with the next, new big, pile of garbage camouflaged as good food.
The problem with getting into false doctrine is it makes you a betrayer. Only deep repentance can fix that, otherwise you become totally untrustworthy in our Lord’s kingdom.
By their fruit and their doctrine you will know them!
Deadly, developing doctrines:
Because of the time period we are in, many false doctrines will arise related to the main, specific issues of these end-times. Some are old and maturing false doctrines, with a new evil face, some are developing now and some will fully manifest in the tribulation period.
The big issues of these end-times are:
Attempts at a one-world government. (Revelation 17:13) ●Attempts to break down borders between nations. (Isaiah 10:13, Acts 17:26) ●Attempts at a one-world currency. (Isaiah 10:14) ●Attempts at a one-world religious order. (Revelation 18:3) ●Attempts to “sanctify” the world. (Luke 16:15, Proverbs 21:2) ●Attempts to control the masses. (Isaiah 10:14, Revelation 13:4) ●Attempts to get rid of godly virtues, holiness and truth. (Isaiah 5:20, Ezekiel 22:26 Hosea 4:1-2) ●Attempts to bring in the antichrist. (1 John 2:18, Revelation 6:2-4) ●Attempts to get rid of Israel. (Psalm 83:4)
(Please hover your mouse over the verses above and read them. There are many more on each subject.) Now, you tell me how many new false doctrines are emerging in direct relation to all these points above?
Beware of new doctrines. Beware of doctrines with fancy new interpretations. Beware of doctrines glorifying and exalting man. Beware of doctrines with “private interpretation.” (2 Peter 1:20)
A powerful key in identifying false doctrine is to look to the final presupposition of the doctrine. What is its ultimate goal? Many times that goal is hidden.
All false doctrine is alive with an anti-God agenda.
The biggest false doctrine of all:
This, the biggest false doctrine of the lot is nothing new. It has been around in the church since its inception. But it now has a new evil face!
It is the belief that you do not need to be born-again to be saved. It is the belief that a loving God will not send anyone to hell. It is the belief that your inherent, basic good will save you.
This is the doctrine taught and believed in by thousand of churches and billions of people!
You may be surprised at what follows – read on!
The events that we collectively call the cross, includes the death burial and resurrection of our Lord. It was during these events that our Lord descended and defeated Satan and his host, triumphing over them and making a show of them. (Colossians 2:15)
Please remember that as a born-again believer, you were crucified with Him. You were and are in Him. Your salvation includes victory over the very source of mans problems – the enemy.
This is why the self-ruled world can never be right for heaven. They have in their hearts the undefeated enemy – Satan and a host of demons. Man can’t save himself because he did not die for himself. Man can’t save himself because he never defeated the devil in his own heart.
Self has a sin-splurting “engine” within its heart, which is in Satan’s service, by birth into Adam’s family.
It was our Lord, exclusively who defeated the enemy and we are in our Lord!
Those not born-again have an undefeated foe in their heart, called “self” or the “sin-nature” and they can never get rid of it. They can be good but they will go to hell.
Those not born-again have an undefeatable foe in their hearts!
This undefeatable foe changes like a chameleon, but bear in mind that even its good is unredeemed! With an undefeated enemy in your heart, even your good times are bad in God’s view.
This undefeatable foe can only be defeated by the full work of the cross!
The new deadly doctrine is that self is a god. Self does not need to die on a cross. Cross-death is meaningless and powerless they say. It is you, you, you that counts. You can do it, yes you can!
They believe that the resurrection is in fact you arising to a new socio-political order and direction in life.
All the new “self” orientated doctrines attempt to justify the sin-nature with a flavouring of self-esteem and self importance.
A very good measuring stick of your growth in the Lord is seen in how much of the world you have and are overcoming? (John 16:33, 1John 5:4)
You will often find that the real counterfeit Christian (even in leadership) is one who has a secret love for the world. It always goes hand in hand with pride and a secret love for the self-life. It eventually manifests, normally bringing many people down too.
So, billions of people think they’re good enough for heaven. They have been taught by false teachers!
You can’t go to heaven or into the Millennium without being saved. To be saved you need judgment. The cross is the believer’s judgment and the tribulation period is the judgement that turns those who will enter the Millennium, to our Lord.
Godly holiness and victory over the devil is required for salvation. In Messiah, it’s all a done deal! But man without Messiah can’t do it, so he invents new doctrines to accommodate him and his devil.
Here we see the deep meaning and extent of salvation.
Through Adam, Satan polluted the self-life, but also the whole world-system.
The world can never be truly holy for the same reasons as above. It cannot defeat the devil in its heart. Man cannot get rid of his own devil in his heart. The world can’t get rid of the devil in its heart! If they could, that would be like lifting themselves up by their own shoelaces. It doesn’t work.
If you are on the right road, the world will hate you, because you have the world’s enemy in your heart. (John 15:18-22)
What a wonder our salvation in Messiah is!
Damnable dangerous doctrines:
One of the modern damnable doctrines is that doctrine itself is not important. Of course, doctrine on its own is dead letter, but Spirit-filled doctrine is alive and well and goes hand in hand with love, mercy and joy and all the fruits of the Spirit.
What do you think – God gave us glorious doctrine for us to say we don’t need doctrine!
Those who reject or downplay the importance of Spirit enlightened doctrine, by default replace it with the doctrines of the world and self.
Because you reject God and His word, changes nothing except you. It turns you into a slowly morphing beast.
Another powerful key in identifying false doctrine is: What is its effect on the plan of God for Israel?
All doctrines that are not consistent with God’s place and call for Israel are false. There are many new one just emerging now.
Sometimes you would be surprised at just how stupid and ignorant some people are!
I recently saw a woman present what must be the world’s top, stupid false doctrine. She was predicting the hour of the coming of the Lord last month (which didn’t happen). She said: “No man knows the day or hour. So that means that a woman will know”! (Unfortunately, I can’t write what I think!)
The terrible thing about that is that she has followers!
As we look at the establishment of the early church, we see the monstrous attacks against it and what the early disciples did about it. We need to bear this in mind now.
Counteracting false doctrine:
Acts 6:10 “They were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he (Stephen) spoke.”
Do you realise that your Spirit-filled words and wisdom of God, shuts people up. Obviously not all people, but it does dramatically affect some people. Notice from the verse above that resistance to our Lord crumbled by the confrontation!
Have a look at this shocking picture:
Simon the sorcerer apparently got saved and the people said of him: “This is the great man and power of God and they heeded him.”
Acts 13:8-12 “Elymas the sorcerer withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. Then Saul (Paul) filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, “O full of deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all unrighteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? Now, indeed the hand of the Lord is upon you and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.” And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand. Then the proconsul believed...”
Note the very strong words and attack by Paul on those trying to mess up the building of the early church. We are now in much the same situation again.
Acts 20:27-30 “I have not shunned declaring to you the whole counsel of God...Also, from among yourselves men will rise up speaking perverse (lit=misleading) things to draw away the disciples after themselves.”
Mark 4:24 (Amp) “He said to them, ‘be careful what you are hearing. The measure of thought and study you give to the truth you hear, will be the measure of virtue and knowledge that comes back to you.”
Romans 16:17 “Now I urge you brethren, note those who cause divisions and offences, contrary to the doctrine which you learned and avoid them.”
These verses above are very insightful. They are words of warfare.
Be equipped for today’s onslaught:
Much of the church is in fact the true church’s great enemy, in that they deny the gifts of the Spirit, the supernatural weapons of warfare and the full armour of God as provided in the scriptures for believers. Walk away from them.
What we need to complete the church and create fully balanced believers in this particular time is: Gifts, armour, weapons, and doctrine. Here they all are in a nutshell:
►Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, serving, teaching, exhortation, leadership, mercy. The word of wisdom, word of knowledge and special faith. Healings, miracles, discernment of spirits, tongues, interpretation of tongues. (Romans 12:6-8 1 Corinthians 12: 8-10 1 Peter 4:11)
►Armour to stand in battle: Belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the gospel, shield of faith, helmet of salvation. (Ephesians 6:11)
►Weapons: Sword of the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 10:4-6)
►Doctrine: Hebrews 6:1-2 reveals the full seven doctrines of Messiah: ●Going forward to perfection, ●repentance from dead works, ●faith towards God. ●The doctrine of baptisms (plural), ●of laying on of hands, ●of resurrection of the dead and ●of eternal judgement.”
Finding a church:
Look at the points above from “Gifts” down to “Doctrine.” In those short few words you will find everything required of a church. A church does not have to be called a “church” as such. It does not need to be an organisation contained in a building. It can be a “congregation,” or even a smaller group of believers.
It’s often very insightful to look for what they won’t preach. If it is out of line with what I have mentioned above, all sorts of problems will be evident in that ministry.
All error knocks on to other doctrines down the line and leads to an error in lifestyle as well as a loss of eternal reward for those involved.
Going down with the ship:
Today churches are failing, falling away and sinking at an alarming rate. Of course there are many doing very well too.
It might be an admirable act for a ship’s captain to go down with the boat, but don’t take an analogy too far! If the ship is sinking – get off fast!
When people are being shaken to the core they look for stability. Multitudes are and will be looking for stability and salvation. (Joel 3:14)
The Bible warns of “another gospel” and “another Christ”. And although the church will not encounter the antichrist, they will and are encountering the spirit of antichrist in many instances.
The Bible has some deadly warnings for those who teach and spread false doctrine, intentionally or not! False doctrine has the power to shipwreck the faith of new believer, starting out on their journey!
Jeremiah 14:14 “The Lord said to me, ‘The prophets prophesy lies in my name. I have not sent them...”
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed is he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God.”
So the real big specific end time false doctrines developing now relate to the false Messiah, the false gospel, the false cross and the place of Israel and the Jews.
Check your food and clean the house out!
False doctrine blinds you to the truth and you need the truth like you need your necessary food. (Job 23:12, Jeremiah 15:16.)
Our spiritual food is the sustenance of our spirit and soul.
Tradition and culture are often like far reaching tentacles of a nasty beast that won’t let you go. Throw out traditions that do not exalt God.
What you repeatedly consume and give yourself to, will influence your entire spiritual life. It will also be the licence for error and false doctrine to get under your skin.
I love this verse below. It speaks volumes, which we can extend to our spiritual food.
Proverbs 24:4 “By knowledge rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
We are not in a static environment. We are in spiritual warfare. Be careful who you receive from! There are some out there trying to feed you birdie num nums!
Doctrine that is really effective is that which has become a reality in your life.
A lot more than war drums are beating right now! The Middle East is on the verge of going bang! Much of the church is under attack too. The church is very close to its completion and rapture. False doctrine is an ongoing attack. It’s like the devil having his last throw at Christians.
As Israel nears her appointed time, much false doctrine surrounds her. Only true Spirit led doctrine will guide you safely through these critical times.
Stand strong, don’t waver, seek the truth and love the truth, be holy, and glorious days are just ahead!
I took the background picture in the beautiful Moremi Reserve in Botswana. I inserted one of my pictures of a black eagle.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!