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- Next on the prophetic agenda will be Israel, again thrust into the limelight and crosshairs! Annexation of Judea and Samaria on July 1st is a “hard deadline” – Netanyahu.
- Riots / insurrections worldwide are being seen and believed to be orchestrated by a central force and financier. (Soros) But it is the force of pure evil that is at work. It’s the devil’s coup attempt! (Psalm 2:1-4)
- US jobs report smashes expectations positively. US markets close to all time record highs, with more to come. (Markets are forward looking.)
►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.
This verse, below was given to me by our Lord in December last year to give to you as the crowning verse for 2020. This was just before the corona-virus became a world pandemic:
The heading is, “Babylon humiliated.” End-time Babylon is the modern world system:
Isaiah 47:10-11 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘No one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; You have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you and you shall not know from where it arises, and trouble shall fall upon you. You will not be able to put it off, and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Proverbs 24:21 (Amp) “My son, reverently fear the Lord and king, and do not associate with those given to changing allegiances and revolution.”
Proverbs 28:28 (Amp) “When the wicked arise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the constantly righteous increase and become many.”
Proverbs 28:2 (Amp) “When a land transgresses, it has many rulers; but when the ruler is a man of discernment, understanding and knowledge, its stability will last long.”
Psalm 9:17 (Amp) “The wicked shall be turned back into premature death, into Sheol (hell), even all the nations that forget God.”
Psalm 120:7 “I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.”
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.
5th June 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Why and when God judges:
But first: What’s happening now is the attempted overthrow of God, His authority structures and the creation of the new world order system of false gods, idols, icons and release of hosts of demons.
The world is redefining God and His word to their standards and values, but it is the standards and values of Satan, their unseen god.
Here is a profound verse which I am applying to the current riots and upheavals:
Isaiah 59:6-8 (Separated from God) “...Their works are works of iniquity, and violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways. They have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace.”
I have spoken a lot lately about where we are on the prophetic clock and what is happening now and why. I’ve used the analogy of the forerunners of the four runners of the apocalypse. We are not in the tribulation period yet, but in the time of birth-pangs and forerunners.
The big judgements upon the world of the tribulation period are seen in the events brought onto the stage by the four riders of the apocalypse.
But now I would like to look into the reasons for the big judgements of the tribulation, which are obviously the same reasons for the troubles being brought on now in the form of forerunners.
Big historic judgements of God:
The big judgements from God in the Old Covenant were for these reasons:
●Molech the evil god of child sacrifice: This god was worshipped by the offering of infants, including those from abortions as a sacrifice in fires under his outstretched bronze hands. This occurred in the Valley of the son of Hinnom, (Gehenna). The place became known as cursed for these murders. Today it is still believed to be cursed. (Jeremiah 32:34-35, 2 Kings 23:10) Gehenna is identified with Armageddon.
●Noah: The world then was destroyed by flood for rampant sin, including homosexuality, complacency in the face of predicted judgement, and mocking of judgement to come.
●Sodom & Gomorra: These cities were destroyed by fire for persistent, aggressive homosexuality and refusal to repent.
●Babylon & Babel: Babylon and the tower of Babel were destroyed by God for rampant sin, humanistic unity, false religion, and trying to reach God and be like Him, – man’s way. “Babylon was never to rise again.” (Jeremiah 51:64, Isaiah 13:20) But end-time Babylon is here again, as revealed in many verses. It is NOT the original city. It is now the end-time world system. End-time Babylon has its religion Catholicism and similar orthodox beliefs. The true church is commanded to “flee from Babylon.” (Jeremiah 51: 6-9, and Revelation 17&18)
●Jericho: Was destroyed for rampant sin, and for obstructing the children of Israel on their journey to the Promised Land.
Here are the reasons collectively: ●Rampant unrepentant sin and wickedness. ● Homosexuality which today includes the redefining of God’s institution of marriage and family. ●Abortion. ●Complacency in the face of coming judgement. ●Mocking God’s ways and coming judgement. ●Humanism which includes the philosophy of “I am,” and there is no other. ●False religion of all sorts. ●Coming against Israel.
Here’s the big question: Do you see these sins in the world today? Do you see the world repenting of these things?
Let’s be clear on one thing. The world will not repent, because that’s what the Bible shows. But many individuals in the world will and are repenting even now.
Do you see how difficult it is for the world to repent? These sins have become so normalised and entrenched in modern society that they have become a human right! And even some deceived churches are supporting these judgment-bringing sins!
The gradual normalisation of sin has been done mainly by the mass-media.
So, the four riders of the apocalypse are ready to ride, for the above reasons. When they do, they will race swiftly onto the stage – suddenly!
Because of unrepentant, continuing and worsening sin, God has blinded the minds of the unbeliever and Satan has blinded their minds to the salvation of God.
Matthew 11:25 “I thank You Father Lord of heaven and earth because you have hidden these things from the wise (in self) and prudent, and have revealed them to babes.”
The sin of obstructing Israel:
►But first: Interestingly the organisation “Black Lives Matter (BLM) contains a foundational document rejecting the right of the Jews to their homeland and other anti-Semitic statements.
●Why did God destroy nations and kingdoms that came against the children of Israel, and those that attacked Jerusalem in the Old Covenant?
●Why did God not destroy the nations that divided Israel and Jerusalem in the days since the cross? (For example Jordan, Turks, Britain).
●Why did God not destroy Germany after the Holocaust?
●Why has God not destroyed the many churches including the Catholic church that formed, promoted and practise replacement theology, which is simply the theology of dividing Israel and Jerusalem?
It is because we are in the church age of grace and the longsuffering of God. (2Peter 3:9, Acts 17:30) This is the era of God overlooking these things. (Read those two verses).
But woe to them all when the age of grace ends and the world returns to the Old Covenant ways of doing things. God’s severe, immediate, demonstrative judgement is the main characteristic of the tribulation.
The main verse used by many against dividing Jerusalem is Joel 3:2. But this occurs in the tribulation period if you read the surrounding context. That is not in the church age, but the next dispensation, the seven year tribulation or closing of the Old Covenant.
If this is the case, which I challenge anyone to dispute, then, the current virus troubles and riots are not because the US divided Israel or Jerusalem, which it did not do anyway.
If you recall, I applied the key of David, which no one can remove, to President Trump for his biblical moves on Jerusalem. (Revelation 3:7, Isaiah 22:22) He still holds that key! The world is trying its damndest to get the key out of his hands!
I have mentioned this many times but it bears repeating. The next big thing on the prophetic agenda is war. It will be war against Israel and in the Middle East, as the war-rider rides out of the starting gates.
►►►Jeremiah 4:19 “O my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart. My heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you, O my soul, have heard the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.”
Once the four riders race out of the starting gates, the world will cry for peace, but this is what they will get:
Revelation 6:4 “Another horse, fiery red went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth and that people should kill one another, and there was given to him a great sword.”
Do you see why it’s not a good idea to go to the races?
It is of utmost importance to know what is going on behind the scenes in all these things.
My friends, true deep, glorious peace and rest is only for the true believer, going deep with the things of God!
Edition 492: October 22nd 2019
Deception-free – indeed!
These are words of life!
The greatest end-time sign, warned of by our Lord is deception. It will manifest most strongly in the church perpetrated by certain teachers, preachers and pastors.
Deception causes division and will increase as the coming of the Lord draws near. On an individual level, deception causes divisions and also causes you to be divided or separated from God.
Matthew 12:25 “A house divided cannot stand”.
I recently received an email from a reader who said: “I am so terrified of falling into deception that I hand my future over to God, to prevent it from happening, ever, ever, ever!” If only the entire church would have an attitude like that!
I know, for The Prophetic Scroll that a huge responsibility falls on Bible teachers. Prayer against deception is a daily event for me, and some who are prayer warriors for this ministry.
Our Lord said, answering the question from the disciples on when the end will be: “Take heed that you are not deceived.” (Matthew 24:4) Numerous other verses warn of exactly the same thing.
This edition is to help you identify deception and prevent yourself from becoming a victim. Much of the material I’m using relates to all believes at any time, but this is focused on our current situation and current events, as we enter critical prophetic days. (Revelation 12:12)
The nature of deception:
Firstly, deception is essentially a spirit; it is a manifestation of the “spirit of error.” (1 John 4:6)
Deception is a well camouflaged, ugly beast! The biggest issue is that people don’t know they’re deceived until or unless they get out of it. When they’re in it, they’re blind to it. It is something we need to “take heed of” diligently, to avoid especially in these days.
Deception normally masquerades as the truth. It often travels the same highway as truth. It hides its dangerous darkness in the light.
A light meter can give you the strength of the light in a measuring unit called a candela. But it can’t identify the source of the light. What we know from the “light meter” called the Bible is that this evil, dark light is getting very bright, because its source, Satan knows his time is short! (Revelation 12:12)
That in and of itself tells us that the true blinding Light is approaching fast!
Only true believers can look into the Light of God and not be blinded. Those full of pride and the world’s ways, look to God and are blinded by the Light.
Deception often has a fallen morality to it. It comes packaged with un-holiness. It is often progressive in its advances, taking more and more of the territory of your heart.
Deception can only be seen and identified against the Spirit enlightened word of God.
Sources of deception:
●Pride, ●False doctrine, ●False teachers / prophets, ●Rejection of Spirit baptism, ●Denominations (divisions), ●The world system, ●The media, ●Sinful lifestyles, ●Curses, ●Traditions of man, ●Cultural customs, ●Legalism, ●Anti-Semitism / replacement theology, ●The occult, ●Paganism, ●Witchcraft ●Mixing truth and error, ●Personal private interpretation – and much more.
Pride always causes spiritual blindness. Blindness causes deception!
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 “For this reason (unrighteous deception, no love of the truth), God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie...”
It is worth noting that in many cases, it is always the same people who get deceived. Some people just have a natural propensity and attraction to dangerous poison! This is often sourced in long-standing curses in their lives that have not been dealt with or repented of.
One of the characteristics of false prophets / teachers is that they always need to use persuasive argument and manipulation. That’s because that’s the only authority they have! There is no Spirit of truth and authority of God in them. Normally, there are many tell-tale signs!
Essentially the source of all deception is Satan himself working through fallen man, the world system and a host of demons, and all with ever increasing intensity in these days.
Some examples of modern deceptions:
Some of the big recent false teachings and deceptions include: The Mayan calendar prophecies, The Revelation 12-sign and its related offshoots, like Nibiru, and others. (All built on verses of replacement theology, and taken way out of context.)
A great, powerful, satanic deception is called misdirection. The deceived often call those that expose deception and false teachers as the ones bringing deception, thus misdirecting the attention away from themselves.
A great well - dispersed deception is the thought that God’s severity, judgement and warnings are of no consequence and you can carry on regardless. After all, if the world sanctions it, it must be okay!
Love that obliterates, lessens or nullifies judgement, in its right place, is a dangerous deception. Love and truth are twins. Much that is done in the name of love these days is void of truth.
A great deception in the world is that being good saves you, and a loving God would never send anyone to hell. Wrong!
All churches that won’t preach or teach at least the basics of eschatology are deceived. They are presenting a half-baked gospel to their clan.
Legalism is a great deception. The legalistic use of the Bible is the use of “dead letter,” with no spiritual transforming power in it. It always elevates those in it in pride.
Proverbs 17:19 “He who loves transgression (sin) loves strife. He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, and he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.”
Without the Spirit of God leading us, there is a danger of becoming over-balanced or obsessive even with the truth. It is dead letter that then becomes a hobby-horse which is of no value. A dead truth becomes a deceptive death trap and always divides the brethren.
Romans 16:17 “I urge you brethren to note those who cause divisions contrary to the doctrine you have learned from us and avoid them.”
Be careful of the deceiving nature of much that is in the world.
Mark 4:19 (Amp) “The cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age and the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches and the craving and passionate desire for other things, creep in and choke and suffocate the word and it becomes fruitless.”
Some socio political systems were born of deceived madmen – ranting atheists and the like. The systems they produced are a deception. Most forms of socialism, communism, Marxism / Leninism are a total deception. They do not work, except to produce massive control instead of the freedom they promise.
Socialism has as its hidden goal the enslavement of the masses. Its objective is to create subservience to the ruling elite. It redefines and in many cases gets rid of foundational godly law so that sin can rule supreme. They hate a nation under God, because they love sin! (Proverbs 2:13, John 3:19)
Nearly 2000 years of lies and Catholic-created deception is not easy to get rid of. But you must get rid of all traces of it as you identify it.
Catholics believe Jesus was divine only because Mary was divine first.
When you, especially as a new or young believer are searching be careful that your “valley of decision” does not become a valley of deception! The young are always most vulnerable and in need of special protection and attention.
The agenda of mass-media:
The hidden agenda of the mass-media, especially today, is to hide and obscure the Lord, His cross and His soon-coming. They are the satanic masters of deceit, even unknowingly in some cases.
Have a very good look at this incredible verse below identifying the work of deception:
Jeremiah 9:6 “Your habitation is in the midst of deceit. Through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord.”
Deception always obscures the truth of the gospel, and our Lord Himself!
Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”
Obadiah 3 “The pride and arrogance of your heart has blinded and deceived you.”
In these incredible verses above, we see pride and sin causing spiritual blindness, deafness, and deception. That’s what you call being in trouble!
It is the world, headed by it’ god – Satan and his mouth piece, the media that wants to get rid of the truth. They dethrone the Bible, kill the truth, mock Christians and elevate all false cross-less religions, which are all counterfeits. They must get rid of the power of the cross!
This tragic verse below speaks of the masses shouting to our Lord while He was on the cross. They opted for Barabbas, the murderer. This is the cry of mass-media and the world.
Mark 15:30 “Save yourself and come down from the cross.”
Peace without the cross is a deception and delusion. Peace without the cross is the antichrist’s “peace.” It is the “peace” of hell. True peace is exclusive to the kingdom of God, which you can only enter by blood and birth.
If you believe the media, you are in trouble. They speak what their big boss, Satan wants.
CNN says “terrorism doesn’t have a religion!” – WRONG!
CNN says “The world has decided that Israel is the occupying force in Israel.” – WRONG!
Note now, the progressive nature of deception, and its effects on society.
Psalm 74:20-23 “Have respect to the covenant (word); for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitation of cruelty...The tumult of those who rise up against You increases continually.”
The golden calf got the children of Israel into big trouble! Golden calf churchianity is the way of the average so-called believer today. Entertainment and amusement-mad, pagan-filled, Spirit-less churches have spread all over the world. They fit in well with the agenda of the world! Many of them are hell bound.
Many modern preachers have bowed to the god of this world and its voice, the mass-media.
The mass-media legitimises golden calf, idolatry in the counterfeit churches they support.
Malachi 2:8 “You have departed from the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law.”
Today we are in a world of horrifying evil on every front including some churches. There is no restraint because there are no consequences. The church and the gospel preached by the majority of ministers today is spineless, and fleshly with no power.
Deuteronomy 13:13 “Certain corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of the city saying, let us go and serve other gods, gods whom you have not known.”
The enticement to serve and worship other gods is all around us today. Many things appearing harmless have been turned into idols, and many things deadly in nature have been accepted by the blind.
Today, many churches have unknowingly “baptised” their members into the world. They are now alive to the world and dead to the fullness of God’s word and His coming kingdom. The modern church claims to have power, but it is the energy of the flesh and not the energy of the Spirit.
This superficial sorrow-less, self-confident church led by worldly wolves have modified the cross to suit worldly counterfeit Christians. Amazingly very few can see that they are on a collision course with spiritual disaster.
Modern deception and Israel:
If Satan can get rid of God’s call and plan for Israel, he has stumped God!
Not surprisingly, one of the strongest deceptions now and into the future, relates to God’s plan for Israel.
God will use Israel as His “battle-axe” to defeat nations that come against them.
God will bring Israel to salvation, holiness and righteousness suddenly, which will be the foundation for them being used as His chief evangelists in the tribulation period.
The world’s plan would create an Islamic Israel!
The world has a nasty surprise coming – at the hands of Israel! It will be hated Israel that destroys Islam, many invading nations and leaves the counterfeit tribulation churches in the dust.
The great deceiver:
The greatest deceiver of all time is none other than Satan himself, but in the soon coming tribulation period, Satan will manifest fully in the individual known as the antichrist. Even now, the “spirit of antichrist” is at work.
Here are some of the characteristics of the deceiver of all deceivers. First, are some of the verses from which I’ve taken this list:
Antichrist: Daniel 7:20-25, 7:4 Revelation 13:1-5 Daniel 11:3, 36-37, Daniel 11:28, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 Daniel 8:25 Matthew 24:24, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Daniel 11:28-39, 2 Corinthians 11:14.
●He speaks pompous words. ●His appearance is greater than his fellows. ● He makes war against the saints for three and a half years and prevails against them. ●He shall arise from ten kings, but he shall be different from the others. ●He will rule with great dominion and do according to his will. ●In his cunning he will prosper through deception and magnify himself. ●He will destroy many in their prosperity, and will rise against the Prince of princes. ●He will act against the holy covenant. ●He will honour those who come against God’s covenant. ●He will act against great fortresses and he shall honour a god which his fathers did not know. ●The nations will give their authority to him. ●He will do great signs and wonders. ●He comes as an angel of light. ●He will not have the desire for women. ●He will be a champion of no morality. ●He comes to kill, steal, destroy, lie and confuse and deceive.
The whole world will fall under the curse of the antichrist’s deception, blindness, slavery and misery. It will be in a media / Satan created “utopian” nightmare world of tumultuous torment led by the manic maniac of the world - Satan
Freedom from deception:
2 Peter 1:10 “Therefore brethren, be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things, you will never stumble, for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour.”
The context of the above passage is “escaping the corruption that is in the world.” (Verse 4)
Very often you will have a warning sound coming from your own heart when deception arises. That is the Spirit of God in you. Don’t ignore it. In these days you really need the gifts of the Spirit, especially of discernment.
God will not prevent you from going into deception, but He will put a siren in your heart and give you spiritual ears, through the gifts, to hear it.
In these end times and in the days ahead, there will be an outpouring of the supernatural, both of God and of the deceiver. The very fact that a great number of people in the world fall for the antichrist in the tribulation, is proof enough of the power of deception.
Asymmetric warfare is between opposing groups with unequal power and military might. It could be described as conventional warfare against the unconventional. We as believers are blessed with being members of the Lord’s army – whose ultimate victory endures forever! That’s what you call, asymmetric alright – in our favour!
So, just as it looks like the world is winning, its destruction will come suddenly, and the true winners will be revealed. Do you know that one fine day you will be revealed by God to the whole universe!
Part of the road to freedom involves knowing our position in Messiah as we head for glory. ●We take up a cross, but we have already arrived, more than conquerors. ●We walk humbly before God, but we are seated in heavenly places. ●We are already joint heirs of all thins of God, but we forsake all to gain glory. ●We have a sin nature in us, but we partake of His divine nature now! ●We have to deal with sin, but we are free from sin in Him. ●We are in a fallen world, but we are children of the kingdom of the living God.
These holy “contradictions” stem from the differences between temporal truth and positional truth.
Knowing Bible prophecy well is an anchor for your soul. It is armour against deception.
Prophecy, if seen rightly, should wipe you off your feet onto the floor of humility.
God’s word, including prophecy, is like a rock. It brings restraint, stability and strength to those who respect it, from individuals to entire nations. Bible prophecy is just one aspect of that rock of stability in your life, producing endurance and holiness.
You need to be involved in some ways with ministries like The Prophetic Scroll that will always keep you in the prophetic loop and above all always direct you to glory!
A powerful method of avoiding deception is seen in that simple email, I referred to at the top. It is the desire, with an open heart to be free from deception. Our Lord will always honour that attitude, desire and prayer.
If you have been in deception, the key to be free is to identify it, repent and reject all traces of it. Forsake all contact items, sources and anything to do with it – the people too. Break and cut from all of its curses. Receive biblical truth fast. You will not be able to do this if you remain in your pride.
Call on our Lord to cleanse you and set you free and to alert you of the dangers of deception wherever it arise. Study God’s word prayerfully in regard to this.
If you are free and not deceived, well and good, that’s great, but keep the door shut to the re-appearance of deception.
Humble yourself always under the mighty hand of God. Do not humble yourself to the devil and his world. Resist the devil and he will flee. (James 4:7)
Diligently seek the truth with all your heart.
The spirit of error can’t produce truth except as bait! The spirit of error comes deceitfully to befriend you and beguile you, to create your acceptance. The Spirit of truth will always lead you to safety.
If the root cause of deception is pride, the root cause of freedom from deception is humility before God and His word and ways.
Pride is the veil hiding the face of God and His word. Satan then fills the void with his deceptions as the substitute.
Yes, you can and must walk your Christian life deception-free and be free indeed!
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Shalom and grow in His Grace!