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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 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!