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- The signing of the Abrahamic Accord at the White House later today is of no prophetic consequence on its own. Collectively with others it does have significance, but not Daniel 9:27
- Iraq (the home of Babylon) is reported to be lining up to make peace with Israel.
- There will be no talk of, or deal relating to the Temple Mount at this signing.
- Iran and friends threaten missile attack on Israel and the UAE because of their new friendship.
- Trump warns Iran of “1000-times harsher response” if Iran attacks US Ambassador to South Africa.
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.
18th September 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Watch the watchmen:
But first: Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s prayer meeting, “The Return” will be held on the Washington Mall, Washington DC, on the 26th September. This day is known as Shabbat Shuvah. Interestingly the Bible reading for the day is, “Return O Israel, to the Lord your God.”(Hosea 14:2-10 Micah 7: 18-20 Joel 2:15-27) It’s all centred on a global call for the church to return to the ways of God, and for Israel’s return to Messiah.
Today is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets, depending on the sighting of the new moon. ●This is NOT the rapture time and start of the tribulation.
The current peace efforts between Israel and some Arab nations is NOT the final antichrist peace deal - not by any means. What they are is incremental peace efforts.
This is NOT the “peace and safety, then sudden destruction” verse coming about. That verse relates to the Daniel 9:27 peace deal and the tribulation.
But these things collectively are important in that they present a new dawn for the Middle East. The knock-on effects and influence of these peace efforts are causing others to want to jump on the band wagon too.
Because these are such critical and dangerous times, this is a more important time than ever to be led correctly by men of God who are led by the Spirit and have a history of accuracy and stability. There are many amongst the riff raff.
So many wannabe watchmen and teachers are leading people astray with inaccurate, wrong pronouncements. Some are so outrageous! A watchman of the Lord is not one who watches for possibilities. He knows where to look and what to watch for and is led by the Spirit of God, therefore he is right.
I was given some “100% for sure” information in charts and numbers and various things as to why this would be the rapture time – for sure 100%! It didn’t sit right. When checking it out myself nothing added up!
Because a blind, always-wrong watchman says something is a sign; that does not make it so, by any means.
Being wrong destroys your authority and credibility, and damages the prophetic word and the faith of others, especially new believers.
Being wrong on major biblical things means one thing for sure – absolutely: You have not heard from God and you speak your own opinions.
The Spirit led teacher / watchman will have a history of godly stability and is therefore trustworthy.
Discernment is more critical than ever in the face of fast growing deception.
Ezra 3:13 (Temple rebuilt) “The people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people...”
Error becomes an immovable mountain if not dealt with, because it is formed and secured on the pillar of pride.
Spirit led, and inspired knowledge, understanding and wisdom endures and produces godly fruit.
One way to know a false teacher: When brought to correction, they will turn on you because you won’t join them in propping up their pride!
The Spirit of God in your heart is the umpire. He brings peace when you are on the right track. But you need the baptism of the Spirit. If not your umpire is you, yourself.
The condition of the end-time church:
There is a powerful prophetic message for the end-time church hidden in the messages to the seven churches in Revelation 2 & 3. They were seven historic churches. All seven contain truth for us, but prophetically, they also plot the course of church history.
The first three churches, Ephesus, Smyrna and Pergamos speak of the times gone by. The last four plot the course of the end time church and run concurrently. They are Thyatira, representing the Catholic and other orthodox churches. (They are cast into the tribulation) Sardis is the church that has a “name to live but is dead”. They are told that Lord will come upon them as a thief and they won’t know when! This represents the denominational Spirit-less churches. (With a few exceptions) Then comes the glorious church – the church of Philadelphia. They have the key of David, opening the doors to the Jews. (Isaiah 22:22) This church keeps the word and is promised to be kept out of the tribulation. Finally we have the lukewarm church of Laodicea, which is spiritually blind. God “vomits them out of His mouth.” “Laodicea”: Strong’s G2993, “Laodikeia” From two root words: ‘Laos’ = people and ‘Dike’ =Ruling. This is the people ruled” or “people/self opinionated church.
The pictures below show all that remains of Laodicea today. The Spirit of God flew away from this church and God spat them out of His mouth. (Revelation 3:16) The pillars still standing represent truth, but all else is gone.
1 Timothy 3:15 (Amp) “You know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and stay – the prop and support of the truth.”
So, what we see here is a very powerful and accurate picture of the end-time church. Some of it is the walking dead. Some are a horror of evil. Some are cast into the tribulation, spat out and condemned. And right in the midst is the church who keeps and loves the word and is pro-Israel.
Bear in mind that there is a terrible, tragic church and a glorious, growing powerful church side by side in these days. Don’t get tunnel vision for just one side of the coin.
The Bible speaks of a great end-time revival (the latter rain) in the last days. (Joel 2:23, Hosea 6:3) and in many other verses.
A major prophetic mark of the times is increasing deception in the church. You can’t have increasing deception without increasing deceivers and that’s where the problem lies.
Satan used deception to try to stamp out the early church because he knew it would wreck his kingdom. Now we have the same scenario again. Sometimes you have to be severe in your dealings.
Acts 13:9-11 “Then Saul, also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit looked intently at him and said, ‘O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all unrighteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now indeed the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time, and immediately a dark mist fell upon him...”
It is most important to know prophetic things to come, but also the timing of those things, to avoid deception. You must see with spiritual eyes today.
A Spirit-led and inspired watchman / teacher is always restrained in what he sees and says. He is led by the restrainer.
We are now at the start of the new Hebrew year 5781. It will end and change to 5782 on Rosh Hashanah 2021. That is September 7th - 8th 2021. That’s a very important date!!
This year, 5781 is going to be year like no other. It’s going to be a wild time of stress, strain and pressure. But in the midst there will be islands of peace amongst the pillars of truth.
The good news is that we are on the verge of great revival. We are seeing it in many nations of the east. Of course there will always be churches deteriorating and dying.
Many of those who have gone off into a ditch will repent and return. Many will continue to slip and slide further away.
As we enter the beginning of these wild times, I want to assure you that The Prophetic Scroll will be your place of spiritual stability and rest.
Edition 517: April 14th 2020.
The Departynge First!
These are the words of life!
I have shared on some of these things before, but it is so important, it must be more fully explained. As always an erroneous doctrinal belief knocks on to other doctrines as well. We are now at a point in time where these things are of major importance.
And yes that is how the “departynge” is spelt in old English!
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come, unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.
The original early Bibles were consistent in their translation of this verse as follows:
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come, unless the departynge comes first...”
Note how dramatically “departynge” changes the entire meaning. Read the top verse and then the bottom rendition of it again.
Here are the early, original old English Bibles and their use of that verse. Note the consistency:
- Wycliffe Bible (1330), "departynge first"
2. Tyndale Bible (1525/26), "departynge first"
3. Coverdale Bible 1535), "departynge first"
4. Crammer Bible (1539), "departynge first"
5. Beeches Bible (1583), "departing first"
6. Beza Bible (1583), "departing first"
7. Geneva Bible (1608), "departing first" 8. King James Bible (1611) “falling away.”
The 1611 King James Bible, which many claim is the only inspired, totally accurate Bible, which is absolute hogwash, changed “departynge first, to “falling away” from the faith.
The “departynge (departure) is of the course the rapture of the church – how logical!
Note that the word “Day” is capitalised. This is a reference to the entire tribulation period, or if you like, the Second Coming.
“Departynge first” places the rapture before the tribulation period (Day of the Lord)
Bear in mind that you can’t have both opinions. The “falling away from the faith” is not the “departynge first”. It’s one or the other.
Number 8 (above) marked the introduction of error, which has permeated and predominated since then, fuelled by the knock-on effect of the error.
I know all the arguments in favour of “falling away from the faith”, but if any are true, I ask you then, how do you explain the consistency of “departure” in all the early Bibles?
If you are looking for the great falling away from the faith, as a sign, instead of the soon-coming rapture, you will obviously be looking in the wrong place, to say nothing of the contradiction to the verses speaking of a great end-time revival. (See the next edition!)
►I see quite a few reputable Bible teachers are now also teaching on this “departure” instead of “falling away from the faith.” That is just great!
In the types revealed in the feasts, we have now moved from Passover (the cross) to the resurrection. But bear in mind that Passover is also about Israel leaving Egypt (the world), which has enormous prophetic implications.
The group speak of herd mentality:
Many generations of church leaders and Bible teachers have been playing “blind man’s buff.” They have been following the blind man who says he can see, right into a tree.
Herd mentality, especially amongst blind, parrot pastors has joined Catholicism in replacing Passover with Easter. This destroys Bible prophecy albeit symbolically. The seven feasts, in their fulfilment, succinctly plot the major prophetic peaks of the ages.
The feats conceal and reveal the skeleton of all prophecy. Passover, the first of the feasts is the head of the skelton. All the Passover rejecting, Easter loving Christians have beheaded prophecy. No wonder they are running around like headless chickens.
This love of and receiving of paganism (Easter) is the very cause of most of those churches being ignorant of prophecy, with some exceptions.
There are so many churches that won’t touch or teach Bible prophecy, but they will venerate paganism and forever argue useless arguments in favour of their mixture of Babylon into the truth.
Okay, so now we see that the “falling away” is the rapture of the church. That leads to the obvious question, when will this occur?
Imminence is for the wicked:
So, if the departure of the church comes first, it is appropriate to address the error of imminence, which knocks on to other doctrines too.
The presumption behind imminence is that the Lord’s coming for the church at the rapture will occur without any preceding signs and could happen at any time, because “no one knows the time”.
There are numerous preceding signs and forerunners of the coming of the tribulation period. Obviously those signs would also be relevant to a pre-tribulation rapture.
The argument in favour of imminence is based largely on a verse misunderstood:
Matthew 24:36 “Of that day and hour no man knows...but as the days of Noah were so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.”
What people have done is presumed that this verse says “no one knows the time.”
1 Thessalonians 5:2 “You yourselves know that the day of the Lord, so comes as a thief in the night. When they (the world) say ‘peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them as labour pains...”
The thief in the night full of darkness will not know – it is a reference to the wicked.
1 Thessalonians 5:4 “But you brethren are not in darkness that this Day should overtake you as a thief...Let us not sleep as other do, but let us watch and be sober.”
Matthew 24:36-37 “As in the days of Noah, so also will it be at the coming of the Son of Man...They (the wicked) will be eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage...and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away.”
Matthew 24:48”But if the evil (wicked) servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming...the master will come on a day when he is not looking.”
If no one knows the time, the following verse is a real problem. How can you look for something that’s unknowable?
Titus 2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour.”
The thief in the night is wicked and does not know. The believer is not in darkness and does know. It is the wicked servant who says no one knows!
The awakened believer is commanded to “know”, “watch,” “pray” and “look” for the appearing”.
Matthew 24:33 “You also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, at the very doors.”
The word “know” above is in the imperative tense, meaning it is a command, similar to a military command.
The problem with the doctrine of imminence is that it is always, extended to mean, “no one knows the time.” (So don’t bother trying.)
Yes, Acts 1:7 says, “It is not given to you (the disciples) to know times or seasons...” But this is talking to those particular disciples at that time and not to end-time believers generally.
1 John 2:18 “Little children it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even, may antichrist have come, by which we know it is the last hour.”
So, when will the departing take place? Regular readers know my view all too well. It will occur on a Feast of Trumpets, when all the other required signs are in place. But more exciting material on that, not shared before, in coming editions.
Today God’s shofar is sounding an alarm, and ringing bells of urgency. God’s menorah is shining its light on the cross of salvation and its resurrection power. Can you hear the sound, can you see the light? Can you feel and sense the power?
Births X 3:
Pregnancy always leads to birth-pangs. That’s where we are now.
■The church is pregnant with a glorious resurrection body. ■The world is pregnant with the coming antichrist. ■Israel is pregnant with the Millennium.
The resurrection body is coming before the tribulation, the antichrist is coming in the tribulation, the true Christ is coming at the end of the tribulation and the Millennium is coming after the tribulation.
Be thankful and full of praise that you have not been left out in the spiritual cold.
Covid-19 is a birth!
Covid-19 has birthed worldwide mass fear and confusion. Is it of God or of the devil? Confusion is not of God, but is of the devil. But God uses these events caused by the devil for His purposes.
This shaking is leading to repentance for many people. God uses the tests to see who are really His, and who His disciples are.
Bear in mind that this virus is a “birth” of worse things to come in the tribulation period.
►The shaking has started now, before the tribulation. The shaking is for the shakeable. The kingdom of God is unshakable.
The tragedy of the biblical Jews was that they “did not know the time of their visitation”. (Luke 19:44)Today, much of the church and the world do not know what’s going on. They do not know their time of visitation and required repentance.
Did President Trump “divide the land” and cause the virus? (Joel 3:2)
I believe some teachers, the left-over deceived, Revelation 12-sign teachers, and others are teaching and claiming repeatedly that the coronavirus in the US is a result of President Trump dividing the land of Israel, through the “Deal of the Century.”
That is absolutely NOT the case at all! Do not believe it. Dismiss it as short-sighted rubbish.
Daniel 11:39 “He (antichrist) shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god (Satan) which he shall acknowledge and advance its glory; and shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.”
Joel 3:2 “I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat and I will enter into judgment with them there, on account of My people, My heritage Israel...They have also divided up My land.”
The condemned dividing of the land comes in the tribulation period. Both of these verses above clearly occur in the tribulation period.
If President Trump is responsible for dividing the land and the coronavirus is the result, then why did God not do the same when the land was divided many times before?
If the coronvirus is a result of President Trump dividing the land of Israel, why would God bring this virus on the whole world?
There is another side to dividing the land which most are not aware of because of their blinkers. It’s all about numbers. An undivided Israel would bring all the Palestinian territories refugees and exiles into one united land.
There are an estimated 14 million Palestinians who would instantly become part of Israel. That would make Israel an Islamic state overnight. Do you think God will allow that? You have to be mad in the head! Besides, that is not what the prophetic word reveals at all!
The best way to deal with this is to have separate, divided political entities with their own internal independence, as there is today. There is no other workable solution.
It was the children of Israel themselves who caused the land of Israel to be divided. In disobedience to God, they failed to drive out all the occupying people (Arabs). So now the best solution to prevent Israel from becoming fully Islamic is to create Palestinian territories of autonomy.
Here it is, and note the last sentence:
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 you let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.
So, the situation is a bit more complex than people think.
God is legally bound to operate within His own legal framework. You cannot be accused of, or held responsible for something you didn’t do. President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” is null and void, not being implemented. Except for a few issues that are very pro-Israel in the first place.
If anything, President Trump holds a “key of David” in his hands, and not the cause of the coronavirus! (See edition 509 “Beware the key of David.”)
What comes next?
In the midst of plagues, Passover (not Easter) led to the Exodus of the children of Israel, as Pharaoh “let them go.” That led to war as the Egyptian army then changed their mind and pursued them. That led to the supernatural defeat of the Egyptians in the Red Sea. That led Israel to the Promised Land.
Moses commanded Pharaoh to “Let my people go.” He finally did, which is a type of Israel becoming a nation in 1948, even sanctioned by the League of Nations which became the UN. This fulfilled Isaiah 66:8.
Yes, Pharaoh changed his mind and pursued the Jews, right into God’s trap – the Red Sea. This is a type of the UN changing its mind after Israel’s independence in 1948 and becoming a staunch enemy of Israel, pursuing her on every front.
If the UN could only see that their feet are already wet in the modern Red Sea of blood that will befall them in the tribulation period!
So what is next? It is war as Israel enters the God-parted Red Sea, prepared for her as she approaches the God ordained Promised Land of salvation.
At the same time, modern unsaved man is already teetering like the tower, about to fail and fall.
There is a reason why God said the city of Babylon (the world-system), and the tower, will never rise again! The reason is because it was man’s sin-filled attempt to create peace and reach God. That is a type of today’s world trying to reach God with sin intact.
Jeremiah 50:39 “...It (Babylon) shall be inhabited no more forever...”
Jeremiah 51:26 “They shall not take from you (Babylon) one stone for a foundation, but you shall be desolate forever, says the Lord.”
End-time Babylon is the world-system and not the original, cursed and doomed city in Iraq, which will never rise again according to these prophetic verses above.
But end-time Babylon the Great, which is the world, will rise to meet its destruction even as it is trying to do so now.
Isaiah 13:11,20 “I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity...It (Babylon) will never be inhabited, nor will it be settle in from generation to generation, nor will the Arab pitch tents there, nor the shepherds bring their sheep there.”
The tower is about to fall again, it is doomed; it like a thief in the night does not know the hour of its visitation. It – Get out of the way!
In the midst of all these things, the end of our salvation draws nigh. Can you say, “I love you Lord with all my heart and being?” He is pure, pristine, true and exalted, like a glimmering, shining diamond forever, full of light and love.
Our Lord has risen; we will also rise soon to glory. This truth of is so exciting, invigorating and bears witness in our hearts.
If He is risen and is alive – that has profound, consequences for you. It should stop you in your tracks and cause you to fall on your face before Him in total surrender – immediately.
Revelation knowledge, understanding and wisdom is life that leaps off the page, hits you in the heart, and changes you!
In these days of shaking you need to identify where your source of spiritual stability and value is, and treasure those spiritual gems – they are rare, which is why they are of value.
I lay down flat to take this picture of a cheetah in one of our game reserves and blended the tree in.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!