|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 508: February 11th 2020.
Amazing Rapture facts
These are words of life!
It’s amazing how new rapture facts just appear in the air all the time. This is because we are getting closer all the time and the true light is getting brighter!
In this edition I want to present you with a number of facts about the rapture all put together, which gives a clearer understanding. I have not shared some of this before.
I will look at some amazing facts and revelation contained in the Feasts of the Lord, particularly Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets.)
This relates to the time of the rapture of the church. So if you are bound in hand-me-down, “no one knows the day or the time,” erroneous church tradition, you better click out of here now, or be prepared to have you cart of apples overturned.
Let me give you some food for thought: God warned Jericho before the coming destruction. He also warned Sodom and Gomorrah, and the people of Noah’s day, and many others.
Would it be that God also warns of the soon coming world-wide destruction called the tribulation period? Of course it is so. Then a logical presumption is that we will know by these warnings when the pre-tribulation rapture will take place.
Many people just can’t and won’t believe their traditional view has been faulty.
Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets)
This is one of the seven feasts of the Lord, which plot the course of world history, Israel and the church, and into the Millennium in their prophetic parallels. The first five have been fulfilled. The remaining three will be fulfilled in the same manner, which is literal.
Rosh Hashanah is the next in line to be fulfilled. (The Feast of Pentecost, the start of the church age was the last one.)
The previous five fulfilled feasts have no trumpet blast associated with them. Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets) has 100 trumpet blasts associated with it and the following two feasts also have trumpet blasts. This means that Rosh Hashanah signals something new on the go.
It is so. It signals the end of the primary dealings of God with the church and a switch-over back to dealings with Israel, completing the Old Covenant (Daniel’s seventieth week).
Rosh Hashanah is unique in that it begins on an unknown day, either one of two, when the new moon is sighted. The feast lasts two days. So, although no one knows the exact day and hour, it’s within a very short period of time – two days.
This is gaining acceptance amongst solid Bible believers.
There are many titles for Rosh Hashanah, all with significant meanings. Here are some:
Rosh Hashanah is called or associated with: ●The hidden day. ●The day of judgement (tribulation period). ●The day of the awakening trumpet blast. ●The last trumpet blast ●The day of remembrance . ●The opening of the gates of heaven. ●The day of the raising of the dead ●The Coronation of the Messiah.
■The hidden day:
The name, “hidden day”, (Yom Hakeseh) is most interesting. This is a parallel with the term “no one knows the day of hour.” The start of Rosh Hashanah and its events are secretly hidden because of its unknown starting point.
Psalm 27:5 “In the time of trouble, He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle, He shall hide me. He shall set me high upon a rock.”
Hebrew scholars relate the verse above to the “time of Jacob’s trouble” or the tribulation period. But it is also closely affiliated with the hidden day of Rosh Hashanah. Many believe (me too) that Rosh Hashanah will be the kick off of the tribulation.
■The opening of the gates of heaven:
Isaiah 26:2 Open the gates that the righteous nation that keeps the truth may enter in.” (Psalm 118:19-20)
Hebrew tradition maintains that these gates will open on Rosh Hashanah. They will open on Yom Hakeseh, the hidden day that no one knows the exact day or hour of.
This relates to the saved believers at the rapture entering the gates of heaven, but also to the gates of heaven being opened for Israel in the broader sense of their salvation during the tribulation.
■The trumpet of awakening speaks of the awakening of Israel to the Messiah which occurs in fullness in the tribulation period. It also is a double reference to the church awakening in resurrection at the rapture.
The term, the “last trumpet” relates to the last trumpet for the church age. There is also a last trumpet for Israel at the Second Coming.
The shofar trumpet was also used at the Exodus (Exodus 19:19). It was also used at the battle of Jericho (Joshua 6:20) and at the Ingathering of Israel (Isaiah 27:13), Most importantly the shofar blast is used to signal the repentance of Israel! (Isaiah 58:1)
■The coronation of Messiah and the wedding relates to the events for the church and our Messiah in heaven after the rapture. (More on this another time).
The point that I have often made and do so again, is if Rosh Hashanah is not fulfilled by the rapture and tribulation start, then what else would find such accurate and amazing fulfilment in this feast? The answer is nothing.
Amazing Hebrew idioms:
We must bear in mind that the Bible was written by Jews to Jews of the Old Covenant and a mostly Jewish early church. There are dozens of Hebrew idioms used in the New Covenant. Not surprisingly many of them relate to our subject – the rapture of the church.
Here are some rapture idioms to throw you into a tail spin:
■No one knows the day or hour. This is actually a Hebrew idiom meaning no one knows the day or hour of the start of Rosh Hashanah because it could be one of two days. But two days is the limit, not a general - no one knows!
Do you see how that changes the well used traditional customary belief? (And it makes such perfect sense!)
If you want to get rid of the Rosh Hashanah connection then the plain use of language means a very short defined period of time and not a wide unknown time.
Day: Strong’s G2250, “hemera.“ Meanings: One single day between light and dark.
Hour Strong’s G5610, “hora.” Meanings: A defined short point in time.
Day and hour means a specific short point in time.
■The twinkling of an eye: The rapture will occur incredibly fast – in a “twinkling of an eye”. (1 Corinthians 15:51)This is another insightful idiom. In Hebrew tradition, the twinkling of an eye is that time period at sunset when the sun hits the horizon and appears to twinkle for a moment.
Does that mean that the rapture will occur at sunset? – Yes, I would say so - Jerusalem time.
These, below are not really idioms, but are misconceptions about the word meanings:
■The last trump is often thought to be the last trump of Revelation 11:15-18. It is not. It is the last trump for the church age. Besides, John wrote the Revelation many years after Paul wrote of the last trump. He could not have been referring to the last trump of Revelation.
■The great apostasy / falling away must come before the rapture, so they say. But the apostasy could also be referring to the rapture itself! It does not have to mean a “falling away from the faith.” In the original, it simply means “departure.” Context must be applied. There are other verses speaking of churches becoming lukewarm and apostate, but on this occasion it refers to the departure of the church – the rapture.
Some rapture facts:
●Come up here:
Revelation 4:1 “After these things, (continuous thought) I looked and behold a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
“After these things” and “after this,” refers to what is immediately after the previous three chapters on the church age. From here on the church is not see on earth again during the tribulation period, but Israel is and so are the saints who are saved during the tribulation.
“Come up here” Strong’s G305, “Anabaino”. Meanings: Spring up. Rise up, enter in, or ascend.
John was raptured at this point, just before the tribulation begins – a type for the church.
Psalm 47:5 “God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of trumpet.”
Romans 11:25 speaks of salvation going to the Jews when he full number of Gentiles has come in. The term “come in” is Strong’s G1525, “Eiserchomai.” Meanings: Come in, enter into existence, or come to life.
The meaning of this is normally seen to be the full number of Gentiles being saved. That is true, but the word meaning also applies perfectly to the rapture. In other words, when the full number of Gentiles (the church) has been raptured, all Israel will be saved!
How and amazing is that?
If we take it a step further, who is it that acts as God’s evangelists in the tribulation period? It should be the church, but the church is nowhere to be found. It is Israel and God Himself.
Note: In the tribulation period there will be a huge apostate Babylonian-influenced church, left behind at the rapture that will be trying to win people to their false-prophet led false church.
The rapture will be a hated thing because it separates forever. The world church will have no rapture, because they are not separated from the world in the first place. Even their Jesus is a cross-less unholy, fictitious Jesus – another Jesus!
2 Kings 2:11 “Then it happened, as they continued and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”
The rapture is the great separator! By the way, the word “holy” means separate, apart, pure.
The rapture will be hated because it will remove people who are 100% perfect from the unholy, unrighteous, sin-loving masses. Yes, true believers are 100% perfect in their re-born spirit, not in soul or body. Unbelievers have no re-born spirit. They are one with their father the devil.
●“It was given to Satan to overcome the saints”! (Revelation 13:7) But how can this be? As born-again, Spirit-filled believers, Satan can’t get to “God in us.” The reason is because those being referred to hear are a different sort of saint. These are the tribulation saints, who are not born-again in the same way as the church is.
This means that believers of the church age and of the tribulation will have certain fundamental difference to them. This is a pre-tribulation rapture proof.
●At the rapture we get new bodies that will never marry or die. (Matthew 22:30) At the Second Coming, those saved during the tribulation get longevity restored and the curse lifted, but they will marry and will still die in the Millennium.
So if you believe in a post-tribulation rapture, you have to accept that the church will be those who have longevity restored, and still marry. (1 Corinthians 15:52)
Dramatic rapture changes to our bodies:
●Corruption puts on incorruption. ●Dishonour becomes glory. ●Weakness gives way to great power. ●The natural becomes spiritual and supernatural. ●Mortal becomes immortal. ●Our limited knowledge changes to all knowledge and pure wisdom. ●This body of humiliation changes to exaltation. ●This temporal life becomes eternal. ●We become like Him – holy.
The rapture and Israel:
It is vitally important to know that there is an unbreakable connection between God’s plans for Israel and the rapture. The rapture ends the church age and begins the dispensation of Daniel’s seventieth week of years – the tribulation period.
There is not one verse of scripture indicating that Israel in the tribulation is the church. If you try to make it so, you will have endless problems fitting the prophetic scriptures together.
Israel today is effectively a sad “bread-basket of tears” but will be turned to joy and celebration, as they finally fulfil what they were called and chosen for in the beginning.
Isaiah 65:19 “I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in My people; the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her nor the voice of crying.”
The speed of the Rapture:
One of the reasons the Bible defines the rapture and the Second Coming so differently is to maintain a dispensation difference, and to warn of the great danger of people falling for the antichrist.
At the rapture of the true church, the Lord descends to snatch and grab believers up into the air and on to heaven at lightning speed. At the rapture believers go immediately to heaven without coming back to this earth for anything, not even to finish their cheesecake.
This is not how it happens at the Second Coming, where our Lord descends slowly as He left, and touches down on the Mount of Olives, from where He goes into Jerusalem. The world will see this event through the media, but not the rapture.
If you mix these up and say, as many do, that there is only one event, you are in danger of receiving the antichrist, because he will walk around Jerusalem where he will proclaim himself to be God. He does not descend to snatch anyone into the air at lightning speed.
If replacement theology or the post-tribulation rapture doctrine is correct, the church replaces Israel and therefore goes through the tribulation period. This is when Israel will be saved en masse. That would mean that the church gets saved in the tribulation en masses! That is insanely illogical.
Will the rapture be a surprise?
It will be to most and won’t be to true believers who are informed watching and ready.
Revelation 3:3 (Headed - message to the dead church)...”If you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I come upon you.”
Matthew 24:43 “If the head of the house had been awake, he would have watched and known what hour the thief would come.”
This is effectively saying: If you wake up I will not come to you as a thief and you will know the time.
Was Noah surprised by the flood? No, but the masses were.
Luke 12:56 Jesus rebuked those for not knowing the signs of the weather in relation to the signs of time of His coming.
Matthew 24:33 “So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, at the very doors.”
I get so excited about the thought of all the glory that is coming. I can’t wait, but have to. In the mean time set your focus on eternity and not on this world. Make proclamations and decrees and write them out. Make many prayers about it all.
Wonderful things are coming soon!
This beautiful wild fig tree near my home is called “The inhabited tree.” In wars gone by, one side made tree houses up in the branches to hide from their enemy and also to hide from lions below.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!