|This ministry has a distinct kingdom vision, identifying with God’s call and plan for Israel and the church. My position is pre-trib! I was saved in 1976 while working as a war correspondent, journalist, photographer, artist and environmentalist. My calling is to share with you the great end-time dramas, to stand as a watchman and above all, to glorify my God.|
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- Covid 19 virus is still spreading worldwide. Watch for this to level off. Watch for the infection rate to begin to decline. It will happen and soon. Watch for many leaders to turn to God. Some are!
- China is to lift lockdown on April 8th as 1.5 billion worldwide go into lockdown.
- This pandemic is going to take a large chunk out of world economic growth and set back nations and people already struggling.
- Interestingly the word “Corona” means “crown” it is also a fiery ring surrounding the sun visible at an eclipse. Does it symbolise a crown of fiery judgement?
►►Please watch this most important video clip by Jonathan Cahn entitled “The Return”
►►►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.
Hosea 4:3 (No truth, mercy or knowledge of God in the land) “Therefore the land will mourn; and everyone who dwells there will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air, even the fish will be taken away.”
Job 12:24-25 “He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless wilderness. They grope in the dark without the light; he makes then stagger like a drunken man.”
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
Acts 20:24 “I do not count my life dear to me, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Yeshua, to testify to the grace of God.”
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.
27th March 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Watchmen who spy with their little eye:
A major goal of The Prophetic Scroll (TPS) is to be ahead of the curve. It is to have eyes looking into the future. It is to hear the word of the Lord and to inform and warn of things to come.
Here at TPS you will find teaching and encouragement for your heart and your head. You will be kept safely in the arms of our Lord, through the work of the Spirit of God.
The spread and growth of the coronavirus is often represented as a curve in a graph, with the largest numbers at the peak of the curve.
I have some good news for you:
The coronavirus has run its course and is over! You might think I’m mad! Well, there are two issues here. Firstly, that is the sense I get from the word of the Lord. Secondly that is what the graphs and charts are saying.
Of course it’s not over in reality yet, but the curve in most places has peaked. You may surprised to know that China’s Wuhan Province where the virus started and killed many is already back to normal with all services, factories transport and industries back to normal operation. (Look it up) Other nations are seeing a flattening of the curve after the peak. A few are still seeing an increase.
We are to look out into the future and not right at our noses. Yes I do believe there is going to be a lot of difficulty ahead, but the human spirit has strong bounce-back ability.
Stock markets are always anticipatory of future economic fundamentals. They price in the future now. We have seen world markets crash and then crash again. But in the last week or so they have registered repeated record runs higher, including the largest ever one day point gain in history on the Dow.
Markets create many signals including the reliable “key reversal signal” which is a capitulation to the downside and a “V” shaped spike higher forming a number of higher highs on the charts. This is just what we have now.
Can the markets still go down? Yes they can take another hit, but the main, furious downside is over.
All the pessimists including Christian pessimists can only see the reality of sick, dying and dead people everywhere! They can’t see the light in the tunnel because they are the dark tunnel.
The mass media have created a no-man’s land riddled with mine-fields saying, ‘don’t resist our opinions’. They have created a fortified ‘city’ full of so-called giants of their own opinions.
Let’s put this into spiritual terms with our two good friends of antiquity – Joshua and Caleb.
Joshua and Caleb:
These were two of the twelve spies sent by Moses to spy out the Promised Land of Israel.
This story relates prophetically to Israel’s future salvation, and also applies to God’s promises for the Christian.
We should all know the story. All the spies saw the same thing which was a land flowing with milk and honey, but with big giants and fortified towns. Ten came back and accurately reported what they saw and thought. They said that it was impossible to defeat these giants and the fortifications.
Joshua and Caleb saw the same things but in faith, looked beyond and came back with an outrageous, radical, good report in light of all the bad things. It defied eyes, ears and logic!
We have exactly the same picture with David and Goliath, which speaks very much of Israel’s fight for survival today.
Joshua and Caleb refused to see themselves as submitted grasshoppers controlled by evil.
The ones who went into the Promised Land had wholeheartedly followed God.
The ten evil spies had significant influence. They held the majority consensus, because they thought they could see with their eyes. The Bible says that the caused the entire congregation to murmur. (Numbers 14:17-38)
The ten with the evil report led the entire camp of the children of Israel to banishment by God in the wilderness, where they all died of the plague. Joshua and Caleb were the ones to lead the new flock into the land.
The ten spies are represented in the mass-media. They see with eyes that cannot see.
Tragically, much of the church today not only carries the virus of the ten evil spies relating to Israel, they actually facilitate it with their anti-Semitism and replacement theology.
You must have spiritual eyes to hear God’s trumpet warnings, or the holy, golden, shining sword is coming your way fast. (Deuteronomy 32:41, Ezekiel 21:9)
I believe that’s not politically correct today to say a sword is coming! – Voetsak!
Two pretty neat watchmen!
The twelve spies were sent to spy out the land. Only two of the ten were God's watchmen.
●The word “spy” is Strong’s H8446 meaning to seek, search and explore.
●The word “watchman” is Strong’s H6822 meaning to keep watch, or to spy out and observe. Note that the meanings are almost identical.
Today we have many self-proclaimed watchmen. They are part of the ten evil spy network! They spy out what they see. They report on what they see and speculate with variables. They are repeatedly wrong. (I heard of one who recently claimed that the rapture would take place on Purim, because that’s when Jews get drunk in the streets! – What garbage!)
Some people are so thickly deceived that even if you show them the truth, they will still believe a lie. That is because deception is primarily an evil spirit, which becomes imbedded if not cut out.
So, if the Covid 19 story is on the way out, have we learned the lesson? Many have. Many are talking of national repentance. Many joined for urgent prayer and still are. But many have not. These are those who never will. They are the doomed ones. Please don’t be one!
How many large biblical abominations present in the nations, that led to their national curses will go? Very few will!
What is important and coming soon is the next round of catastrophic judgment on this world. This is because of the overall place we are in prophecy. It will speed up.
The truly blind media and their blind sheep have denied God and His word. They have by extension denied mankind the ability to see sin, wickedness and abomination.
►Here is a most powerful lesson for you in these days:
Deuteronomy 8:2 “The Lord your God led you all these forty years in the wilderness to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart. Verse 16: He might humble you and test you to do you good in the end.”
Psalm 106:14-15 “They soon forgot His works, they did not wait for His counsel, but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tested God in the desert, so He gave them their requests, but sent leanness into their soul.”
Some of these end-time things are great surgical tools for your heart!
Psalm 71:20-21 “You have shown me great and severe troubles, You shall revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You shall increase my greatness and comfort me on every side.”
2 Kings 6:16 “Do not fear, for those that are with us are more than with them.” The Lord opened their eyes to see mountains full of chariots of fire all around Elisha!
Welcome to TPS – your very own Joshua and Caleb for today’s exciting and unique times!
Edition 505: January 21st 2020.
Amazing hidden prophecies:
These are words of life!
Knowing and understanding who the biblical end-time players are as revealed by their ancient names, gives us some incredible insights. Most people would simply read over or not understand them without the knowledge of their present identity and role.
There is never a problem in applying modern day names to ancient nations or applying modern day terms to ancient factors. For example; modern day weaponry can be used instead of arrows, spears, horses and the like, when it is prophetic. Troops “flying like a cloud” would be a reference to aircraft. But be careful not to go beyond pure face-value logic.
Interpretation of Bible prophecy is normally straight forward, but application of that prophecy to modern events gives it a double reference, and that’s where we need to be very careful.
Come with me on an adventure into little-known, but amazing Bible prophecies for today.
What follows relates to Israel’s rebellion, rejection and soon coming salvation, and those who stand with her.
Israel in rebellion:
Hosea 13:3 (Sin of Israel) “Therefore they shall be like the morning cloud, and the early dew which vanished away, like chaff blown off from a threshing floor and like the smoke of a chimney.”
The cloud, dew, chaff and smoke all dissipate quickly. This was a picture of Israel being influenced by the Babylonian sins of Baal worship introduced by Ephraim.
Note that the morning cloud and dew refer to Israel in rebellion, when they should be for growth. Then we see the chaff of the threshing floor and the smoke of burning, which are prophetic types of the Holocaust and the tribulation period, and the Holocaust to come!
Hosea 14:1-2-5 “O Israel, return to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take words with you, and return to the Lord, and say to Him, ‘Take away all iniquity (repentance); receive us graciously, for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips...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, he shall grow like the lily...His roots and branches shall be strong and spread, his beauty shall be like the olive tree.”
Note the incredible contrast between the disappearing dew of Hosea 13:3 and the dew which produces godly growth as Israel’s rebellion turns to repentance.
Who is Ephraim?
Joseph had a Gentile (Egyptian) wife who bore him two sons – Ephraim and Manasseh The name “Ephraim” means: “God has made me fertile.”
Ephraim became one of the 12 tribes of Israel. He got into all sorts of occult and pagan troubles. He was credited with leading the children of Israel astray. (Hosea 9:10-11)
Hosea 5:3-5 “I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; for now O Ephraim, you commit harlotry; Israel is defiled...The pride of Israel testifies to his face; therefore Ephraim and Israel stumble in their iniquity; Judah also stumbles with them.”
The failure of Ephraim to remove the Canaanites (origins of Palestinians) from the Promised Land as commanded by God is the very reason for the present day Palestinian problem. It is also the tragic reason the church is filled with Babylon! It has not purged out paganism. (Judges 1:29, Joshua 16:10.)
Hosea 7:8-9 “Ephraim has mixed himself with the nations. Ephraim is a cake half baked. Aliens have devoured his strength, but he does not know it...”
Ephraim was guilty of “baking cakes to the queen of heaven” (Jeremiah 7:15), which provoked the Lord to anger. Cakes to the queen of heaven are associated with Easter, hot cross buns and the Catholic wafer.
It is mixture with paganism that leaves God’s children half-baked and prepared on one side only, and “devours” their strength. In fact the word “Babylon” means “mixture.”
Psalm 106:35-36 “They mingled with the Gentiles and learned their works; they served their idols, which became a snare to them.”
But Israel will return to the Lord and repent and Ephraim will be involved!
Jeremiah 31:19-20 “Surely after my turning, I repented and after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, yes, even humiliated...I will surely have mercy on Ephraim says the Lord.”
The identity of Ephraim in modern times is prophetically important. (Genesis 41:50-53. Genesis 48:17-20) Ephraim today has been swallowed up by the Gentile nations. Only a spiritual identity fits Ephraim today. Many believe that Ephraim is the largely Gentile church with a heart for Israel.
The descendants of Ephraim are predicted to become a “multitude or fullness of the nations.” (Genesis 48:19) This ties in with Romans 11:25-26 speaking of the partial hardening of Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in.)
Jacob prophesied over the two sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, and made the sign of the Hebrew letter “tav” (similar to an “X” or a cross), as he spoke. This letter is also called “The sign of the covenant. But it is also in the form of a cross.
This implies that Ephraim’s end-time identity will be associated with the cross.
Genesis 48:14-16 “Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn...The Angel (Lord) who has redeemed me from all evil, blessed the lads, saying: ‘Let my name be named among them, and the names of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” (Lit= “fish in the midst of the land.”)
Two sticks become one:
Ezekiel 37:16-17 “Son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For Judah and the children of Israel, (and) his companions, then take another stick and write on it’, ‘for Joseph the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel,(and) his companions.’ Then join them one to another for yourself.”
Ezekiel 37:19 “Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions; and I will join them with it and make them one stick and they will be one in My hand.”
These two verses above are profound indeed! They speak of Judah and Israel being joined as one, but with them in the joining, are the “companions!” Who are these companions? They are not Judah and Israel. They can only be the spiritual friends of Judah and Israel – the pro-Israel, largely Gentile church, which is Ephraim today. Note that they all become one.
The two sticks becoming one is a parallel with the wild olive branch (the church) being grafted into the natural olive tree. (Israel)
The Ekklesia is Ephraim the “commonwealth of Israel” who are saved Jews and Gentiles.
Zechariah 9:13-15 “I have bent Judah My bow, fitted the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons O Greece, and made you like the sword of a mighty man.”
In the verse above we see that Ephraim assists Israel in becoming a “mighty man.” This may be in warfare, but must certainly is in spiritual warfare, as many who are awake to God are already engaged in by“standing in the gap” for Israel.
Jeremiah 31:6 “There shall be a day when the watchmen shall cry on Mount Ephraim, ‘Arise and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’”
Who are the watchmen of Mount Ephraim (above)? There is no Mount Ephraim in Israel, so this is speaking symbolically of the end-time watchmen who stand for Israel. It excludes all those who think they are watchmen for the Lord but have an open or hidden anti-Israel bias – and there are many of them! They are true traitors in the Trojan!
Some believe Ephraim is only one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel. Some believe Ephraim is Britain, some the US, and some the church. Ephraim refers to one of the tribes, but most certainly to the pro-Israel church as well. That would include some of the church in Britain, the USA and everywhere, but not the churches of replacement theology anywhere.
Zechariah 10:6-9 “I will strengthen the house of Judah, and will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; for I am the Lord their God and I will hear them. Those of Ephraim shall be as a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as with wine. Yes the children shall see it and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the Lord...they will remember Me in the far countries.”
A strong rapture prophecy:
What follows is very interesting. Strong’s concordance is not the inspired word of God at all, but there many hidden meanings and messages in numbers and word-meanings. Is it just a coincidence? I think not:
Strong’s uses the letter “H” to signify that the following word is in Hebrew and “G” to signify Greek or the New Covenant.
Enoch was raptured 669 years before the flood of Noah. Enoch represents the rapture of the mostly Gentile church, being a Gentile himself. Strong’s H669 is the word “Ephraim.” The word to describe the birth of the church at Pentecost (Acts 2:4) is the word “utterance” Strong’s G669.
Now have a look at this 669:
Isaiah 66:9 (Zion travails and gives birth) “Shall I bring to the time of birth and not cause delivery? Says the Lord...”
This verse speaks of Israel being born in a day and has a double reference to her soon coming spiritual birth, which will take place en masse after the rapture. In fact the rapture will be the chief cause for Israel’s sudden repentance as they realise they were left behind.
The Hebrew Bible mentions Jerusalem 669 times.
So, we see a clear association of 669 with Israel, her coming spiritual birth, the pro-Israel church, the rapture, and even Jerusalem.
Many of the things relating to God’s plan for Israel appear to be hidden because they’re scattered in verses all over the Bible. So what I’ve done now, for your benefit, is compiled this insight – all in one place, and all from Bible verses. I’ve put them together as an evolving story.
These are Bible verses, just without the chapter and verse numbers included, for easy reading:
●Israel will be regathered and at that time repent. ●Her iniquity will not be found anymore due to God’s pardon. ● God Himself will seek Israel for redemption. ●Israel shall never be ashamed or disgraced again – forever. ●They will never again be cut off, and shall receive an everlasting name. ●The iniquity of Israel will be removed in one day! ●Israel shall be to God a special treasure above all people - a kingdom of priests. ●Israel shall be to God a sweet smelling aroma. ●Israel will recognise that the Lord is in this place and they did not know it. How awesome is this place (of knowing God). ●The Lord will defend Jerusalem like birds flying about. ●All Israel’s enemies will be confounded. ●God’s redemptive work with Israel will be as a banner to the nations, which banner the nations, shall be afraid of. ●Israel will suddenly become a light to the Gentile nations, to the ends of the earth, because He has glorified them. ●Israel will walk in holiness and the fear of the Lord. ●Shame will cover the heads of her enemies, who will put their hands over their mouth in shock and they shall lick the dust in great fear. ●Some will grab the sleeve of a Jew because God is with them. ●The earth will shake when Israel repents. ●Israel will say that God is our God and God will say, Israel is My people. ● God will set a plum line in Israel for her growth. ●God will give truth to Israel. ●They shall be the branch of His planting and be glorified by God. ●They will be beautiful like an olive tree, purified and refined. Israel will not reckon itself with the nations and will be separate - a holy people. ●They will be a joy, a praise, and an honour. ●Not one word of God’s promises to Israel will fail.
But Israel will go through great fiery trouble on her way to victory:
Isaiah 4:2-4 “Those of Israel who have escaped and those who remain in Zion and Jerusalem, will be called holy, when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the blood of Jerusalem, by the spirit of judgement and by the spirit of burning.”
Ezekiel 22:20 “As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow fire on it to melt it, so I will gather you in My anger and fury and I will leave you there and melt you.”
Zechariah 13:9 “I will bring one third through the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them and say, ‘This is My people, and each will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
Isaiah 31:9 “...The Lord’s fire is in Zion and His furnace is in Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 48:10 “Behold I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”
These last few verses offer a terrible insight into Israel in the tribulation period. Please note that it is all of the remnant of Israel who will be brought through and saved.
These are all deadly serious issues. The world is about to be confronted with it all.
Our Lord and Saviour is looking for those who will stand with Him and His work with Israel. He is looking for fellow workers of the truth.
There are so many who are seeing these things with new eyes, and so many who want to do the right thing answering their call. There are also many manipulators and those with ulterior motives, that are also on board. May they repent.
Zechariah 8:3 “I will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the Lord of hosts, The Holy Mountain.”
All of Israel – the entire land, will be united as one in the regathering. There will be no Palestinian state – the two sticks say so!
Ephraim, the true church aligned with Israel, will be raptured and one of the causes of Israel’s veil of blindness lifting.
What exciting times we live in!
I took these pictures in our local forests.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!