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These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
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.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 487: September 17th 2019
These are words of life!
I’ve said many times of late – time is short, very short! It’s time to set your heart will, mind and soul after our Lord and His word. It’s time to repent – NOW. The King is coming!
Wherever you find repeating patterns of events and consequences in the Bible – you’re onto something. You better take note so that you don’t become another victim of history.
There are a number of “end-times” revealed in the Bible. ●We have the original end-time of the rule and reign on earth of Lucifer, resulting in the pre-adamic fall and destruction of the world that then was. ●We have the end-times of Adam and Eve and the dispensation of innocence, resulting in the fall which saw the curse of sin enter the world. ●We have the end-times of the world of sin and evil in the days of Noah. ●We have the end-times of the world dynasty of Babylon. ●We have the end-times of all the world empires like Rome. ●We have the end-times of the modern world-system. ●We have the end-times of the Millennial world.
Each of these “end-times,” although they span world history, has amazing, consistent, repeating patterns that are evident in each of them.
They all have one major ingredient, which is pride leading to their destruction. But as each end-time approached the pride and rebellion to God increased dramatically. This is exactly where we are now, and there are dozens of lessons to be learnt.
These great and tragic manifestations of end-time pride are characterised by the cry of Satan-filled man and the whole world-system: “I will” and “me now.”
Pride almost always turns to a curse in a person’s life if not dealt with.
These lessons become significant because of their repeating patterns and consequences.
2 Thessalonians 2:4 “He (antichrist) opposes and exalts himself above God.”
Daniel 11:3 “A mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.”
Satan in the form of the antichrist is called “the wilful king”
Let’s look briefly at some of these ‘end times’:
►The fall of Lucifer and the pre-adamic world:
Isaiah 14:13 “You (Lucifer) have been cut down to the ground. You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above God; I will sit on the mount of the congregation...I will ascend and I will be like the Most High, yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (hell).” (Note the “I wills”)
►The fall of Adam and Eve:
Genesis 3:6 “When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant too the eyes, she took of its fruit and ate. (I will eat of it) She also gave to her husband and he ate.”
“I will be like God” was the lie they bought into.
►The fall of the world in Noah’s day:
Genesis 6:3-5 “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh...Then the Lord saw that wickedness of man was great in all the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
2 Peter 2:5 “God did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah , one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood of the world of the ungodly.”
Matthew 24:37 “As in the days of Noah, so also will it be at the coming of the Son of Man...”
The people in Noah’s day thought: “We will not be judged, we will continue as always.”
►The fall of Babylon Genesis 11:3-4 “Then they said, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly. They had bricks for (instead) of stone and asphalt for mortar. They said, ‘come let us build a tower whose top is in the heavens; and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the earth.’”
The fall of Babylon was due to the people exalting their will above God’s.
►The fall of all the world empires: These are well documented throughout the Bible. Rome became a God-hating dynasty which was destroyed. (Revelation 2:22 17:2-6, 18:19)
►The fall of the modern world:
Isaiah 24:4-5 “The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty (proud) people of the earth languish. The earth is defiled under her inhabitants...because they have broken the everlasting covenant.”
Isaiah 24:19-20 “The earth is violently broken and split open. The earth is shaken exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall totter like a hut. Its transgressions shall be heavy upon it...” (Jeremiah 30:7, 11)
Again, as each end-time approaches, wickedness reaches a climax and people dig in with pride and rebellion against God. And each time God destroys them...and the world learns nothing again and again!
Why is modern man so wicked? Because he can! All he is doing is revealing the nature of his god. The arising of you is a terror when you are not submitted to the living God.
Instead of repentance, when judgement upon evil is approaching, all hell breaks loose. We see this classically illustrated in the following verse:
Revelation 12:12-13 “Rejoice O heavens and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea for the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that his time is short. When the dragon saw that he had been cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child” (Yeshua)
Do you see the relationship here between time being short, increasing wrath, and persecution of the godly and truth? This fully manifests in the tribulation. but we are in the forerunner period now.
A very soon-coming great catastrophe:
The world is on the brink of trying to make peace its own way.
You can’t have salvation without the cross, or peace without going God’s way.
Peace is not the main issue – truth is, and bear in mind that God will ultimately bring peace through war, not through the peace efforts of man.
We are now on the verge of the fall of God’s eternal covenant with Israel. This attempt at world peace (Daniel 9:27) in the form of the coming peace treaty will “confirm a covenant between Israel, the antichrist and the many” (world) It will, by default break God’s existing, eternal covenant and arouse His fury and wrath.
Daniel 11:28 “While returning to his land with great riches (antichrist), his heart shall be moved against the holy covenant; so he shall do damage and return to his land.”
Note in this prophecy above that we see the antichrist moving against the holy covenant. That could of course be the cross-bought salvation covenant, but in context it relates to God’s eternal covenant with Israel.
Here are some more shocking verses relating to God’s covenant:
Psalm 89:34 “My covenant I will not break, nor alter My word that has gone out from My mouth.”
Isaiah 28:15-18 “Because you (Israel) have said, ‘we have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (hell) we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves’...Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, then you shall be trampled down by it.” Verse 22 “Destruction is determined, even upon the whole earth.”
Daniel 11:32 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant, he will corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.”
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God (upon the Jews) are irrevocable.”
Daniel 11:36-37 “This king (antichrist) shall do according to his own will: He shall exalt and magnify himself above every god and shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods and shall prosper until the wrath has been accomplished, for what has been determined shall be done. He shall regard neither the god of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor any god, for he shall magnify himself above then all.”
Israel cannot sign any sort of peace covenant with the world, Palestinians, antichrist or anyone, without breaking God’s pre-existing eternal peace covenant made thousands of years ago.
Israel will be duped by the god of this world into thinking a peace covenant is the way to peace. Israel will rise up saying “I will” sign this deal. I will, I will, I will.
As Israel, rebels against God one final time, so God brings judgement in the form of the tribulation, at the same time He opens the veil of blindness upon the Jews to Himself – their Messiah of glory!
Israel, finally says, “I will exalt the Lord!”
What terrifying, wonderful, majestic drama and glory!
The target of the enemy:
In the midst of all this drama, the enemy in the form of the mass-media and its religious side-kicks will try to trip up God! Not very clever! The half-baked church will be a primary tool of the devil.
The enemy will, and is now trying very hard to obscure the cross from the Jews. The relationship and alliance between Israel and the church is absolutely key to Israel’s seeing who their Messiah is.
The command of God to Gentile believers is “Comfort my people” not shoot them down! (Isaiah 40:1) The command of God is to bless them and stand with them.
The churches of replacement theology and many You-Tube ministries think they are doing God a favour by condemning the Jews all over again. As I’ve said before, many of them are of the spirit of Hitler just without gas chambers!
There is a mass of confusion-clubs of Jezebel’s and wizards all at war with the real truth and each other. All are manifesting just like in the days prior to the Holocaust, and they can’t see the blood-stained signposts of WW11.
Far too many churches are silent on the Israel issue. Silence in the face of attack is tolerance. Actually they are true betrayers.
Here is the job of the church, then and now:
Romans 10:14 “How then shall they (Israel) call on Him who they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard and how shall they hear without a preacher.”
False prophets and deceptive spirits lurk in pulpits and pews and all over the Internet!
Have a good, solid look into these incredible two verses below and note the main points:
Jeremiah 23:30-32 “I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who steal My word, everyone from his neighbour. I am against the prophets who use their tongues and say, ‘The Lord says.’ I am against those who prophesy false dreams and tell them and cause My people to err, by their lies and their recklessness. I did not send them.’”
Acts 8:9-10 “There was a certain man named Simon, who previously practised sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, to who they all gave heed, saying ‘This man is the great power of God.’”
These two verses are a clear description of so many of our so-called prophets and teachers today?
It’s tragic when we find all this garbage in the church. We could expect it in the world and its media!
In fact, the world’s media are just like Lucifer – exalting themselves above the knowledge of God.
They speak with false authority backed by multitudes of opinions. Where there is no fear of the Lord, and truth is cast down in the street, there is no fear of their lives being on the wrong track, or fear of sin, or judgement to come. “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom”.
Right now we are on the very escarpment, the rocky height and cliff-edge with a sheer drop below! The political situation in Israel, with today’s election on the go, political turmoil in so many nations, the liberal left shooting themselves in the foot everywhere in the world at the same time, and all the arising anti-Semitism worldwide – are all signs we are on the edge!
Israel is about to take centre stage again. The “Deal of the Century” is about to be released. War drums are thundering on numerous Israeli horizons. Palestinians, with the world in their lap are gearing up for their final push to claim new frontiers in Israel.
Iran has a new-found weapon – hit the oil market. This can potentially cripple the world economy in a flash! Will the US allow it – no sir!
The world stands on the edge of the precipice with not even a shudder, and not even a look over their shoulder to the truth of God’s word and covenant promise to Israel.
Here are a few of the many verses revealing God’s will, plan and purpose for Israel in these days.
I strongly suggest that you study and know these verses, because they are opposite of the world’s beliefs today:
Numbers 33:50-55 Instructions for the conquest of Canaan: “Moses, speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images and demolish all their high places...but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those who let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.”
Nehemiah 2:19-20 (Nehemiah comes to Jerusalem and views the wall) “But when Sanballat the horronite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard of it they laughed us to scorn and despised us saying, ‘What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?’ So I answered them and said to them, ‘The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.”
Obadiah 1:10 “For violence (Lit-Chamac, Hamas in English) against your brother Jacob (Israel) shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever.”
Isaiah 14:27 “For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out and who will turn it back?” (This discourse is centred on the destruction of Assyria, and Philistia, the modern day Palestinians.)
God’s will is not for any sort of arrangement that would see Islam become the majority. God’s will is above democracy!
The answer to “I will:”
Of course there is no harm in strong determination to excel or do your best, but when the “I will” violates God’s will that’s where the problem lies.
The answer is humility before the Lord. The answer is yielding to the word and not the world.
1 Peter 5:6 “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”
“I will” is always a matter of choice. “I will humble myself” shows exactly whose responsibility it is!
In these days you must have your daily dose of deep truth.
Pride creates tentacles attached to and enslaved to their creators, disconnected from God.
Clean your roots. Clean your culture. Break free! You must do it!
You must be sealed of God in these days. The seal of the world will lead you to the mark of the beast and the seal of hell!
“I will” in rebellion to God, originates in the heart of Satan, but as an individual, it is your choice to doom yourself or place yourself in line for untold blessings!
Isn’t it amazing that so few churches worldwide have anything at all to say on these prophetic end-time events? Their blinded flock get swallowed by the world’s lies, misinformation and pure non-information of preachers – blinding them.
Failing to tell the whole truth on an issue is not a direct lie, but it has the same consequences of leaving you with gaping holes in your faith. Many say: “We don’t get into this end-time stuff, because it scares people.” That is such common rubbish. Their people are left with plenty of faith and hope in the fallen and fast-falling world!
For many people, the Bible is their worst enemy and for many it is their best friend. There is no middle ground with Yeshua. Likewise there is no middle ground with the Bible.
I took these pictures in the forests of KwaZulu/Natal. This is a lilac-breasted roller.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!