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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 485: September 3rd 2019
The power of the resurrection:
These are words of life designed to impact and change you from within!
Philippians 3:10-11 “May I know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if by any means, I may attain to the resurrection of the dead.”
Here above, Paul, after being saved for many years, asks this profound question. It identifies our subject, of which most people are ignorant – “The power of the resurrection.” Note also that Paul, by no means has a complacent attitude about being resurrected himself.
Philippians 3:20-21 “Our citizenship is in heaven from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Yeshua, the Messiah, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body...”
The word “transform” above comes from a root word meaning metamorphosis.
It carries the meaning that some of the original will remain, but the transformation will be spectacularly different in so many ways. The new transformation will “conform” to something, or Someone – our Messiah. Lord and Saviour!
The power of the resurrection is not just something related to Messiah. It will soon include you and in fact the whole earth!
If you look at all the characteristics of our Lord after His resurrection, that is just what we will be like, but with our own individual characteristics!
So, at the instant of rapture, a great, great supernatural power will hit us and every single atom of our being will be re-created into something that will put Superman to shame. The power of the resurrection goes much further. It destroys every abode that Satan had in our lives. It transforms our character and personality into something pure and holy. We will have all knowledge.
Talk about power! We will be made of supernatural power!
Power: Strong’s G1411 – “Dynamis.” Meanings: explosive miracle power, might, force, strength.
Let’s have a look into this power that will soon change us, as revealed in the Bible.
This is the power to: ●Be conformed to His likeness in resurrection. (2 Corinthians 3:18) ●It is the power to conquer sin and walk in holiness. ●It is the power to overcome Satan and his demons. ●It is the power to overcome the world. ●It is the power to have sins forgiven. ●It is the power to snatch and grab all believers out of this earth in rapture.
This power will be so forceful and strong and such an incredible mystery that it is unimaginable for us and will shock all those left behind at the rapture.
1 Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those that love Him.”
Isaiah 64:4 “Since the beginning of the world, men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for him.”
Psalm 31:19 “Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You.”
There are so many mysteries of the universe and of the kingdom of God still to be unveiled, which we shall be see, know and even participate in.
This power is at work in us as true believers in a limited form even now.
Ephesians 3:20 “To Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Messiah Yeshua, throughout all ages , world without end.”
The power and the glory:
Resurrection power and the very glory of God are inextricably linked.
1 Chronicles 29:11 “Yours, O Lord is greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty. All that is in heaven and on the earth is Yours, Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.”
Psalm 63:2 “I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory.”
I know from my own point of view and experience that just thinking and praying over this coming power and glory is a very humbling experience. It takes your breath away!
Obviously the unsaved world are the scoffers and mockers and nay-sayers. But unfortunately many believers, especially those still living for self, and the world are also nay-sayers.
They say that everything is going to carry on just the same. They stagnate with their views, set in concrete. The normal natural world is their standard and focus.
What lies ahead for you is determined by your choice, and what you believe and do about it! If your focus is the world, you are in for misery and great misery is your future.
The more people try to create a better world the more obnoxious, wicked and evil it becomes. They can’t do it. They will always find at the root of the self-life and the world – Satan. Most people are heading in that direction.
They reject everything out of the ordinary, and then call us crazy!
As a believer you must downsize the influence of the world in you – now. You must identify the enemy in your own self-life – the sin-nature and die to it. Get ready for the most important day in your life. This is the day of your death or rapture.
To examine your progress, it’s always a good idea look back and take stock. Look at how many spiritual milestones there are in your life.
In almost all the important things of God, the devil is at work trying to subvert and wreck the things of God. He comes as an angel of light, the chief counterfeiter.
►The counterfeit of the power of the cross is human intellect, and reasoning!
Job 15:8 “Have you heard of the secret counsel of God, or do you limit your wisdom to yourself?”
Acts 17:32 “When they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while other said, ‘We will hear you again on this matter.’”
An absolute requirement:
To be saved you must believe in our Lord. But believe what?
You must believe that He is God, You must believe in the substitutionary work of the cross of Calvary. You must believe that He defeated the enemy. You must believe in the resurrection. You must repent! If humanly possible, you must be baptised by full immersion as an adult.
Romans 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Yeshua and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Romans 6:5 “If we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly, also we will be in the likeness of His resurrection.”
1 Corinthians 15:13-17 “If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Messiah is not risen...then your faith is in vain...and you are still in your sins!”
The doctrine of the resurrection of the dead is one of the seven all-important key, foundational doctrines of Messiah as revealed in Hebrews 6:2. It is included with the just-as-important doctrine of “eternal judgment.”
Some characteristics of resurrection power:
The power of the resurrection is death to all death. It places you in eternity, in glory forever.
Luke 20:36 (In the resurrection) “Nor can they die anymore...”
Isaiah 25:8 “He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces. The rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth.”
John 17:3 “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God and Yeshua the Messiah whom You have sent.”
Romans 8:29-30 “Whom the Lord foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among brethren...These He also glorified.”
Romans 8:22-23 “We know that the whole of creation groans and labours with birth pangs until now, and not only they, but we who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.”
Bear in mind that there are many things that the Bible just hints at, and gives quick glimpses of, that are beyond our imagination. There is an entire universe out there. God did not create it for no reason. It is all part of the dimension of our future.
The resurrection of damnation:
The power of resurrection extends right through to the unsaved. This is the power behind the “impassable gulf” that will forever separate the saved and unsaved. (Luke 16:26)
John 5:29 “The hour is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth – those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of condemnation.”
Daniel 12:1-2 “At that time, your people (Israel) shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep (die) in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
Acts 24:15-16 “I have hope in God, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offence toward God and man.”
Everyone will be raised! Not everyone will be saved. What a terrifying thing to be raised by the power of God and imprisoned in hell, because you trusted in the world and its ways!
Let me tell you, that there are a great many people out there who will not be saved no matter what. So many times, I have heard Christians say, that people will believe if they see supernatural miracles or someone raised from the dead.
Yes, many will respond positively, but some are so set in their ways, nothing will move them.
Luke 16:31 “If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though they see one raised from the dead.”
Israel, your repentance is required by your God – now!
Hosea 6:1-2 “Come let us return to the Lord; for He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has stricken us, but He will bind us up. After two days, He will revive us. On the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.”
Isaiah 58:8 “Your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you. The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”
Israel, your time is now, but it is running out fast. You are about to be thrust onto centre-stage and right into the limelight.
You have three choices: See and recognise your Messiah and be saved now. Or go through into the tribulation period where you may be saved. Or remain unsaved and secular.
Churches, what are you preaching?
How many churches are preaching the full gospel as revealed in Hebrews 6:1-2, which includes resurrection from the dead and eternal judgement, as foundational doctrines?
Does your church teach on these things? To be a fully rounded, fully equipped and a growing church, all seven of the doctrines of Messiah must be taught and preached and practiced. The areas in which you compromise will be the areas of your weakness and defeat.
Resurrection is a powerful force, but also a powerful hope in the face of all the storms of life. There is nothing more positive than the hope of resurrection. Tragically, very few churches teach on it.
It’s quite normal to look at the things we can see. But we need to set our eyes on what we can’t see yet, and the very powerful hope of glorious resurrection. (Colossians 3:2, 2 Corinthians 4:18)
Acts 4:33 “With great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Yeshua. And great grace was upon the all.”
Romans 8:18 “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.”
I’ve said many times and will continue to say so, Once we step into eternity, there is no going back to change things or make things right. It is all signed sealed and delivered – forever.
Don’t give up because of pressures or for any reason at all. Go forward my friend – forward to glory. What is coming is incorruptible glory full or supernatural power, able to transcend the spiritual and the physical. Magnificence and majesty are right before us.
This supernatural resurrection power will also transform this earth and in fact the entire universe, when the time comes around! Hope in our Lord and His work
I took these two pictures in the Namaqualand Desert during flower season. It is flower season again now.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!