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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 524: June 2nd 2020.
Why am I here?
These are the words of life!
Statistics reveal that there is a huge surge in suicides worldwide in these days. For some biblical advice on it: Click HERE.
I wrote this edition in March last year well before the virus or these present troubles hit: “Disorder out of chaos” Click HERE.
What is the purpose of life and why am I here? All the craziness is accelerating. So many things are in upheaval, but in the midst there is available peace beyond measure.
All the psychologists, psychoanalysts, shrinks and bespectacled intellectuals in the world, can’t answer the question: “Why am I here?” But God has the answer and it is right here!
Modern life is like a confining, constricting maze and the pressure is increasing ever day! It’s like a dark cloud is hanging over the world.
At the end of the day it is all going according to revealed prophecy. That should speak volumes to you. God’s Spirit is being poured out and satanic spirits are becoming more entrenched in society, and it’s all heading to a grand, sudden climax!
The fallout is stress, depression, despair, despondency, desperation, discomfort, dejection, discouragement, downheartedness, disquiet and more.
But the fallout can also be peace, calmness, hope, joy, comfort and more.
The inevitability of Bible prophecy:
Firstly, everything that is going crazy now is prophesied in the Bible. God, in His foreknowledge, knew it all and said this is the way it will be. That alone is comforting.
Bible prophecy is inerrant. It has never been wrong. There are a few prophecies that contain a degree of variability and conditionality, but most are cast in stone and will transpire.
Bible prophecy so succinctly reveals the end of man the rebel, going his own way.
“The whole world lies under the power of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19) “Satan deceives the whole world.” (Revelation 12:9)
You must be born again to even see the kingdom of God and that goes equally for the kingdom of the world. The world doesn’t want you to see its god. If you can’t see the true God because He has been removed from society, you can’t see the world’s god either, and you doomed.
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.”
Unsaved man is equal under the sin of Adam. All man’s works good and bad can’t save you. With a heart full of sin, including all your good sin, you can’t fix the world or anything at all in the kingdom of God, because you will poison it, with your fallen nature.
All the opinions of man are in fact a powerful force of influence, if you are not strong in the Lord, and tragically, few are in these days when it is needed more than ever.
The values of hell are arising in the world and taking root on the elimination of the values of God’s word. New, wicked, behaviour and actions always arise on the acceptance of ‘new’ revolutionary theory, which is disguised and dispensed to the masses by the media.
●The spirit of the world is one with the spirit of evil. It ridicules the things of God, glorifies man and the world-system, and blinds people to sin, righteousness and coming judgement.
●The Spirit of truth reveals God, glorifies Messiah and convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgement.
Jeremiah 10:23 (Amp) “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man, even a strong man and man at his best to direct his own steps.”
Like two railway tracks incorrectly laid, with a growing distance between the widths, they soon end up far apart. This is the lot of modern man. He is so far from God, and getting further apart, and he doesn’t even know it.
Life’s big question:
Okay, so, the modern post-God world has created a new godless world, but it is stressed out, afflicted, anxiety-filled, like a freaked out monster of a man, in distress and disquiet.
Modern man sits back and asks – why? What’s it all about? Is it worth carrying on? Why am I here, and in so much anguish? ‘There must be a better way’, he says to himself.
He thinks: “If only I could have some delight, joy, peace, calmness and blessing in my life. If only I could have some assurance that I have some value and worth. Why am I here in this mess”?
The big answer to the question is: We are here because we are destined to ‘drip’ with the abundance of all things glorious, to rule and reign with our Lord forever. We are here because we have a grand purpose, beyond our wildest imagination. We are here being preparing for it all now.
The devil and his people know that, although they won’t say it. They create the opposition that we must face and overcome, making us strong in the process.
We are to overcome all obstacles to our faith. There is nothing laid up for the non-over comer. Great reward is laid up for the victor.
Seeking reward out of selfish ambition is wrong, but seeking reward because it fulfils God’s purpose is right. It is a powerful motivation for service, holiness, endurance.
The church today is on the brink of its greatest victory ever. Many will get shot down and fall by the wayside in the attacks, but many will arise as strong as a lion and do great exploits for our Lord.
Everyone who enters heaven will be extremely grateful, but there will be regret also, as some look back and see that their entrance was not as “abundant” as it could have been. (2 Peter 1:11)
The answer to the big ‘why’ question lies in the stunning, wonderful, prophesied future, which is what we must look to now. (2 Corinthians 4:18)
The soon coming Barabbas:
The same people that cried “Hosanna” to our Lord riding a foal cried “give us Barabbas!”
The name “Barabbas” means ‘son of his father.’ One Bible manuscript indicates that his first name was, “Jesus.” But this Jesus, son of his father, came to kill, steal and destroy. These were the things he was in prison for. These are the very characteristics of Satan.
Nothing has changed! Today the world is again crying, ‘give us Barabbas’. They don’t know that they are crying for the Satan himself. And they will get him with all his lies, killing, stealing and destroying!
The world is trying to re-define God and His truth, on their terms while kicking out the true God and His ways. The spirit of Barabbas, the antichrist himself, with no cross of cleansing is soon to ride into a world crying for him in there thick blindness.
“If you forsake the word of God, you will praise the wicked.” (Proverbs 28:4)
It is Yeshua, the sin free One with the cross of salvation, or Barabbas, the sin-filled one, with no cross and a counterfeit salvation for his followers. Imagine being so blind as to pick Barabbas!
It is Yeshua or Barabbas, the Christ or the antichrist, the white horse rider (Revelation 6:2 )or the white horse Rider. (Revelation 19:11)
People reject the cross of Calvary and God the Judge. They condemn God for bringing judgement. They want a god who does not judge sin. They need a true sinner for that. They end up with the murderer, thief and destroyer, the one who judges God!
There is extreme danger in rejecting God and His word, because you also reject His love and His judgement. You therefore become the supreme judge – doomed!
●Mankind without God is in command of his future and destiny – or so he thinks, but he will run into God the judge of all.
●Man without God is in command of his money and the economy, but he will run into God the judge and the banks and the economy will collapse.
●Man without God is in command of his entertainment, education and information, but he will run into rejection from the true God and become a subject of Satan.
●Man without God is a blind, machine, being driven by hosts of spirits.
Isaiah 30:1-2 “Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin. They go down to Egypt (world in type) and have not asked My advice. They strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh (antichrist in type)
Please take note of the gravity of this verse above!
To have a truly godly life in these days you must separate yourself from the spirit of the world and from the cry for Barabbas.
Psalm 94:20 “Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You?”
Why the outpouring of sin and wickedness now?
The current world situation of chaos on so many fronts is interesting. I have maintained for some time now that we are seeing the forerunners to the four runners of the apocalypse. If there are forerunners to the big four horsemen, it would not be surprising that there are forerunners to other tribulation events too.
The Bible speaks of the restrainer of evil being removed so that antichrist can be revealed. The restrainer is the Spirit-filled church and the removal is the rapture. Our presence in this world, with the indwelling Spirit in us, is a form of restraint of evil.
What we are seeing now is the forerunner of the removal of the restrainer. What we are seeing is a very light taste of the release of evil, compared to what is coming in the tribulation!
Here is one of the tribulation riders. We are now seeing the forerunner to this:
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.”
When you remove God from society, you remove God’s law which defines what sin is and you become the judge. But it is you who is one with Satan, if not born again! So in fact Satan in you becomes the judge of God, and sin flourishes!
Where we are today is a Mickey Mouse situation compared to what’s coming in the tribulation. If you are not saved and you have any common sense in you, you need to get saved now.
The search for answers:
People now are searching for answers. This means there is a great responsibility on Bible teachers to be right and led by the Spirit. There is also great condemnation on false teachers, prophets, false watchmen, and frauds, and there are many!
It is the false shepherds, false prophets and teachers that talk much about love, but without corresponding correction, judgement and holiness.
The more you set yourself to be in line with God’s truth, word and Spirit, the more meaning and purpose you find to your life. The more you do it, the stronger you become and the more of a bright shining light of wisdom available through you, for other to benefit from.
To be truly, successful with eternal results you must set your heart mind and soul to return to ancient paths. This is where the great keys to the kingdom lie. (Jeremiah 6:16)
Jeremiah 31:21 “Set up signposts, make landmarks, set your heart towards the highway...turn back to these your cities (of truth).”
There are certain ancient keys to spiritual success and answers that only they will unlock.
The ancient keys open the doors to the correct course of your life. The keys of the kingdom lead to the good road of eternal glory.
The more you get into the Bible, led by the Spirit, the more you see how well Satan has deceived the world. We are not called to win the world to a world-like church! We are called to testify against the world and to expose its evil.
We shine Gods light into its dirt, which causes the dirt to flee. Reassuring the world that everything is fine is how to curse it and yourself!
The times they are a changing! This is the season of sudden shocks and you must be prepared to stand strong, even though the time is very short.
Someone said of the astronauts who have just left the earth – ‘Good choice!’ Well, I say of all true believers, we are not astronauts, we are astro-somethings and where we are going shortly comes by our good choice and, you can’t come unless you have the right ticket!
Poor astronauts, they go to a stupid tiny, wonky space station and then they have to come back to a broken, hell-filled earth. We come back to a fixed, holy, pure, godly, glorious earth after seven years in heaven.
Even nature itself is barking with joy, in anticipation of our return and we haven’t even left yet! (Romans 8:18-19)
Beware of finding your answers for life with the masses. The masses become a defined entity, with an illegitimate, stolen authority. They are seldom right!
Beware of finding your purpose for life with the materialistic, money mad preachers of today.
Biblical salvation is the new birth, which comes with purity, holiness, perfection and God’s glory. Satan’s ‘salvation’ is an awakening to his godless ways, and life, with sin and evil entrenched.
- The true Christian has “peace that surpasses understanding”! (Philippians 4:7)
- “There is no peace for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22)
- “Wickedness is in the heart of man.” (Genesis 6:5, Jeremiah 17:9)
We are to judge ourselves now so that we will not be judged or condemned with the world.
The majority consensus is a lie. The masses are always blinded by their prejudice and tunnel vision, based on group think and speak.
Isaiah 7:9 “...If you will not believe, you will not be established.”
Isaiah 54:14 “In righteousness you shall be established. You shall be far from oppression and you shall not fear, nor from terror for it will not come near you.”
Today’s watchmen, Bible teachers and counsellors.
I encourage you to read and study the following verses. Know them well!
Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision, for the day of the Lord is near.”
Proverbs 14:25 (Amp) “A true witness delivers souls, but a deceitful witness speaks lies and endangers lives,”
Proverbs 11:14 “Where there is no counsel the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors (godly) there is safety.”
Isaiah 33:6 “Wisdom and knowledge (of God) will be the stability of your times, and the strength of your salvation. The fear of the Lord is his treasure.”
Genesis 6:3 “My Spirit will not strive with man forever.
►On the subject of the current social unrest and riots, Romans 13 says that the office of the authorities is of God. If an authority messes up, deal with it, but do not disrespect the office of the authorities.
What we are seeing is the rejection of God’s authority structures, which is in itself a rejection of God. This of course, makes way for the acceptance of evil and the antichrist.
It’s not about cops or criminals, or black lives matter or human rights. It’s not about Covid-19, lockdown, economic collapse, or any of these things. It’s about the vehicles for control, preparing for the antichrist to ride onto the stage.
When we see and know these things we know the answer to big question - Why?
When we know why, we rest, and instead of being stressed out. We have peace.
Why are you here? You are here to fulfil God’s call and plan for you and it is a plan of great glory. You cannot live in the peace of God and be fulfilled, if you live for self. Remember that self’s home is the world, and both have been infiltrated by Satan. We are to die to self and the world.
Psalm 18:32 “It s God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.”
Isaiah 43:7 “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
This is a combination of some of my pictures and my semi-abstract art.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!