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- The next two editions, War, Peace and Israel (parts 1&2) will be of major importance and significance. These are very much “now” issues, spiritually charged. Don’t miss them!
- Iran threatens retaliation for the assassination of their top nuclear scientist. The US sends war ships to the region. President Trump said to be ready to take action on Israel’s behalf if needed.
- Iran secures own bill ending UN nuclear inspections of all nuclear facilities.
- Saudi Arabia allows Israel to fly over its territory. Normalisation to come?
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 November 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Why The Prophetic Scroll will never be main-stream:
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Most people, since the invention of the pop-up toaster want their Christianity the same way, which is instant, pop-up results without going through the discipleship and maturing process, and without having the carpet pulled out from under them, defeating their self-life, ego and dethroning their pride.
The ministry office of the evangelist throws the seed out and it brings the people in to the kingdom. But you can’t live there. You need to move on to the ministry of the teacher / pastor, and become a disciple, which is much more than a convert.
This is where you have to sit down, shut up and be taught the deeper things of God. You need to move from milk to meat. This is where you pay the price, and it costs you everything you are.
The problem is that either the modern teacher is too shallow and spineless, or the recipient is, and he just doesn’t want to pay any price at all.
Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations...teaching them all things I have commanded.”
Luke 9:23 “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”
Luke 14:33 “Whoever of you does not forsake all that he has, cannot be My disciple.”
The original word for “Disciple” is Strong’s G3101, ‘Mathetes’. Meanings: Subjected pupil learner.
We could rightly say that the word means to be subjected under the authority of another, for instruction, correction, and training in righteousness.
The Lord makes converts and then disciples of those converts. Being a subjected pupil learner takes time and it takes sacrifice. Note the conditions for discipleship in the verses above. They are foreign to today’s pop-up superficial, clown-like Christian.
The image below is a compilation I put together of various artist impressions of the disciples. (I will share the other six soon) Bear in mind that these men gave their lives to serve our Lord and finally were all martyred in horrific manners, except for John. I have to say that the renaissance artists captured perfectly the drama and emotion of it all. (Brings tears to my eyes.)
The Prophetic Scroll has always endeavoured to bring you a mix of exciting prophetic material, relevant to today, as well as with a lot of “hard sayings” thrown in, for your edification and growth. “Consider both the goodness and severity of God”, says the Bible.
But, you see, too many want their ears tickled and are only interested in flashy, shouty, stage-stomping entertainment with a few pretty verses thrown in. And of course bright lights and sound effects too - to manipulate the masses.
Main stream Christianity is for those going with the flow. Present worldly Christianity is their measure. True Bible-based Christianity is for those going against the flow, with their ‘sail’ tacking into the wind!
A yacht can go fast with the flow of the wind with its spinnaker up. But it can also move forward into the wind with the sail set correctly. Evangelism is fast, discipleship is slow.
The winds of the world are blowing towards hell, and many lukewarm, compromised, half-baked, partly counterfeit churches too.
Those with the wind in their face are few in number. It’s always been that way. But remember the ultimate, great assessment by our Lord is coming up. No one will escape it.
Is the wind at the back of your head as you go with the flow, or in your face? Oooo – it’s so nice and cool with the wind in your face as you go forward with our Lord at the helm.
I once heard an ill-equipped minister, Rev, Harry Halfbaked, who produced a great many Christian failures (that he thought were a success) teach graduating ministers how to evangelise. He used all the methods of self promotion, self exaltation, self-esteem and worldly ways of promotion, all designed to manipulate and entertain the masses.
The ministry of the cross, brokenness and repentance were totally foreign, as they are in so many churches today.
Those who have cut their spiritual teeth on the old-school teachers and the hard sayings of hell-fire and brimstone preachers of old, or no-compromise teachers are the ones who grow into stable Christians. The big thing is to have the carpet pulled out from under you early in your walk.
If not you will always be a squirmy half dead Christian living in a cloud-cuckoo – never never land, in the realm of the half-baked wishy-washies.
Don’t be afraid to be hard on yourself, particularly in these days. Don’t be afraid of the cross, it is the only way to glory. Surrender and submit to the leading of the Spirit and follow His prompting.
There is a fatal satanic attraction in the error of superficiality. When it manifests it’s like glue, and the majority get stuck in the rut. Don’t mess with it!
No one will ever approach God on their own terms! Even though there is little time left, God will not compromise on the character of His disciples.
Edition 522: May 19th 2020.
Love not the world:
These are the words of life!
Where do you live? If your home is on this earth, I have some bad news for you. If not, I have some wonderful news for you. Some of you are now thinking, ‘what is he talking about’, and some are thinking, ‘I know exactly what he is talking about’.
I borrowed the title “Love not the world” from a Watchman Nee book – one of the best. And he borrowed the title from the Bible. (1 John 2:15) But this is not a summary of the book, it contains some of the same principles, but this is very much for us today.
There is one safe place to live. It is in the secret place of the Most High with the knowledge, understanding and the wisdom of God, and His now-speaking word by His Spirit. (Psalm 91:1)
By definition the world is the socio-political, economic and life-style order adorning the earth, which is the physical planet
The world is reaching the culmination of the greatest drama of all time. The world teeters like a target tin, shot down, mortally wounded, moaning and groaning as it goes down.
The world will soon end up where it is heading!
Why are we to “love not the world?”
1 John 2:15 “Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
Romans 12:2 “Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind...”
1 John 5:19 “The whole world lies under the grip of the evil one”.
Revelation 12:9 “He (antichrist) has deceived the whole world.”
John 12:31 “Now is the judgement of this world; now the ruler will be cast out.”
The world was doomed the moment Adam sinned. The curse upon Adam went into the earth and the world-system created by Adam’s offspring. Nothing can fix it. You can make it look pretty, but that’s like putting a smile on a dead persons face before he goes into the crematorium.
We are to ‘love not the world’ because it has been hijacked by Satan and is devoid of the purifying work of the cross. It is at enmity with God.
The world is alive. Its spirit lives within it with a host of demons, and they all serve their god, Satan. The world was meant to be full of miraculous majesty and glory, but it has been locked up and imprisoned by Satan and his hordes of demons.
We are to ‘love not the world’, but we are to love its people in terms of getting them saved, and we are to love God’s natural creation, and dogs.
Forerunners of the four riders:
There are ominous fiery storm dark clouds surrounding the locked down world, now emerging into its soon-coming tribulation. Little horses are running, ahead of the big horrible horses.
God warns before judgement. The four big riders of the apocalypse in Revelation are metaphorical riders of enormous judgements on the world throughout the tribulation period.
The four riders of the apocalypse soon to ride are:
●The white horse, crowned rider, which speaks of great worldwide deception. ●The red horse who takes peace from the earth with the sword of war. ●The black horse rider carries a pair of scales, saying ‘A quart of wheat for a denarius and three quarts of barley for a denarius’, which speaks of famine induced hyper inflation. ●The pale horse speaks of worldwide death and hell and killing with the sword, plagues, hunger and death and by beasts.
At the Olivet discourse our Lord repeats these same signs as the primary signs of the end, with a few extras thrown in like earthquakes. Other passages also list the same signs.
The major signs of judgement are: deception, war, famine, hunger, pestilence, plagues, and economic trouble. Earths upheavals would fall under the general category of the rider of death.
We are now seeing the release of the forerunners to these catastrophes as a warning of things to come!
So, if these are the judgements soon to be released with far greater intensity than ever seen before, what on earth would be the cause?
The big universal sins that bring judgement are: ●The mass murder of the unborn or innocent. ●The destruction of God’s order for a strong nation under God, which includes God’s definition of marriage and family. ●Universal moral decay. ●Coming against Gods plan for Israel. ●The support of some of the church of these things.
The people of the world encourage each other to participate in these sins.
1 John 4:5 “They are of the world, therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.”
The grand failure:
The world with all its intelligence, has tried to build the world since Adam.
●The Stone Age failed. ●The Babylonian Age failed. ●The Age of Noah failed. ●The Empire Ages failed. ●The Catholic-created Dark Ages failed. ●The Reformation failed. ●The Renaissance failed. ●The Industrial Revolution failed. ●The Age of Enlightenment failed. ●The Space Age and Atomic Age failed. ●The Information Age failed. ●The post-modern age failed and now ●The Post-God Age has failed.
(By the way, the Reformation did succeed in bringing the church out of the dark ages, but failed in that it produced division - denominations.)
Most of these ‘ages’ produced enhancements but failed to bring about world peace, unity and love.
We are now in the end stage of the last of these ‘Ages’ – the Post-God Age. Modern man has booted God out of society and now the boot is on God’s foot!
All through all the ages, another ‘age’ or kingdom has been there side by side all along. This is the eternal, invincible glorious holiness-based kingdom of God. You can only be born into this kingdom. You can’t even see it if not born again. (John 3:3)
It is not only the Adamic life that ends through the cross, but also the Adamic world. It is Adam’s proud flesh trying to build a new world order of peace and trying to reach God that dies with you on the cross. Nothing of the old world, to which you have died, is resurrectable.
The world can meet us and get along fine with us, until they meet Messiah in us. Then the waters are stirred! Sometimes the world in its hypocrisy tries to imitate the things of God, but their good works are soon seen to be dead and stinking, like filthy rags.
You need spiritually opened eyes and ears to understand these things. Note in the verse below that it is God who causes spiritual blindness upon the Messiah rejecting world.
John 9:39 “For judgement I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may be made blind.”
Attainable victory for some:
1 John 5:4-5 “Whatever is born of God, overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith.”
Most people today have moved so far off course they have a long hard journey to get back, and a huge amount to forsake and change in their lives and beliefs.
With too many the attachment to the world is too strong to break and they will go down with it.
Pride is the underlying reason for the refusal to accept a godly worldview.
In a world of increasing sin, stress follows. People are now under severe stress in many ways. Stress is a feeling of weight bearing down, a narrowing, constricted path with walls closing in, and the inability to get out, People have no place to hide, they have lost control. Stress lingers like a dark cloud over people. They feel locked up.
Here is the answer in one sentence: To find new resurrection life, you must lose your life in the world! Die to it through the work of the cross and the help of the Spirit. Then new life implanted in you will begin to arise with all its good fruits.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “Our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen are temporary and the things not seen are eternal.”
The release of the antichrist:
The world will not only run into God’s wrath, it will run into Mr. Anti-God – the antichrist, soon to be released, in all his destructive wonder.
The world is now prepped for the great deceiver to walk onto the stage.
Daniel 11:21 “In his place shall arise a vile person (antichrist) to whom they will not give the honour of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably and seize the kingdom by intrigue.
Daniel 8:25 “Through his cunning he (antichrist) shall cause deceit to prosper...and shall magnify himself in his heart (pride). He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without human hand.”
The verse below is insightful as look into it. It contains an interesting hidden gem:
2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 “The mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains, will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then (immediately), the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth...”
►The restrainer is the Spirit-filled church. The phrase “and then” in the original contains the thought of immediacy. It is “and then, immediately.” That rules out the incorrect view that there will be a long gap between the rapture and the revealing of the antichrist, to say nothing of the mess that causes with dispensations, the feasts and other prophecies.
The antichrist is released immediately after the rapture, at the start of the tribulation.
The world will be responsible for its own destruction and will crash down like the final act of Samson, like the final Babel falling. The world is unable to walk on stormy water.
Isaiah 1:4-5 “Alas sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evildoers, children who are corruptors! They have forsaken the Lord...Why should you be stricken again? You will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick and the whole heart faints...”
Democracy is doomed -it will vote God out!
There is only one way the unsaved world can create and live in world peace: The world must kill God, because He identifies and judges sin, and He is bringing in true peace without sin in its core, to supersede all efforts of the world through the ages.
A biblical world-view sees a nation under God. Democracy sees a nation under man with the separation of church and state entrenched. (Jeremiah 17:9) A nation under man is a nation under Satan, at the end of the day.
It’s not good manners to call someone’s mother a whore. The world calls itself, “mother earth.” But look what God calls it:
God refers to the world as the “mother of all whores”! (Revelation 17:5) (If you haven’t discovered it by now – God cares nothing for political correctness!)
The god of modern man is democracy. It authorises the heart of man, which is “desperately wicked.” Truth is cast out in the street. (Isaiah 59:14)
Democracy continues to vote God out. That will very soon make way for the greatest dictator ever to take control of the democrats, left behind!
The kingdom is coming – God’s way!
The kingdom of God is coming on the wings of war and numerous great upheavals.
Just a taste of the age to come, the kingdom of God, is powerful. It produces loss of taste for the things of this world.
It is impossible to love this age and be a successful Christian. If you do, you must be an enemy of the cross, because it separates world from the kingdom. God won’t change or fix the world. He delivers us from it, boots and all.
●John 18:36 “My kingdom is not of this world.” ●John 3:3 “Unless you are born again you cannot see the kingdom of God” (or the world). ●1 Corinthians 15:50 “Flesh and blood cannot enter the kingdom of God” ●Hebrews 12:28 “The kingdom of God cannot be shaken.”
We can of course live successfully in this world, within our calling, with the cross at work keeping us neatly socially distanced from the corona (crown) of worldliness and its god, while we wear an invisible mask protecting us from the breath of the devil. Our great vaccine is the word of God infiltrating our blood with the pure sin-free blood of the Lamb.
At the new birth, you are not made a better person. You are killed in spirit and born anew! So too must the world be to you. At the new birth you have an automatic birth right to the eternal victorious kingdom of God.
A new holy world is coming but only after judgement. Holy Ground is the meaning of the word “Ararat”, on which the ark of Noah landed, after judgment.
Galatians 6:14 “...The world has been crucified to me and I to the world.” (John 8:23)
The cross kills the world to you. It’s a two-way death. The world thinks we are dead to it and useless to it, and we think of it, we are dead to it and it is useless to us.
Be careful of finding your life in the world. Be careful of ministries that have a money and materialism motivation or centrality. They are devoid of the cross! They are many!
When the world is under spiritual influence, material things fulfil their proper subordinate role. Released from this restraint, they manifest the illegitimate power behind them and become ripe for judgment.
The world is Satan’s tarnished masterpiece, flourishing in its rotten fruit, teetering on the edge of eternal hell. We must see the spirit of the world so that we are not drawn into it. Our heart has been delivered from it, now our thinking must be released from its grip.
When your life has come out of the world, your money and your materialism, as well as your desires becomes sanctified. Yes, the cross can sanctify your money too. (2 Corinthians 8:5)
We are the light of the world, not the world! Our light is not to make it look good, but to shine into its evil and darkness. Light exposes what is in the dark. The world has nothing but the sounds of silence to offer the true Christian. The world echoes with emptiness.
We have the sounds of orchestras of salvation to offer it.
The closer you get to our Lord the more clearly you see, hear, think, speak and do the things of God. But also, the more alienated from the world you become as it sees you as an alien!
So, we are not to love the world or the things of the world, because God says so, and because they are all due for soon coming destruction. The world –system has grown large in the soil of sin and evil, now inextricably a part of it. Its days are numbered.
We are to love the kingdom of God, not yet fully visible to our eyes, but it is there already triumphant and waiting in anticipation for us to walk in through its gates of glory, to meet its great cloud of witnesses cheering us on. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake His way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him. He will abundantly pardon.”
It’s time to start looking to, and being concerned with things of eternal value and consequence. TPS is to help you prepare for what lies ahead.
How dumb to go forward unprepared to meet your maker, especially in these days!
This is a mix of some of my pictures of a white rhino and some trees.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!