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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.
23rd October 2020
Shabbat Shalom to all!
Some mistakes and presumptions:
My job is not just to go with the flow. It is to help, inspire and lead us into all truth. That involves identifying error.
My job is to stick a sword in your heart (sometimes) and make you feel good about it.
In these days, doctrinal error is a pandemic. It need not be so for you. Our God is not a God of confusion. Satan is!
There are doctrinal errors that are not of importance. Others can rock your faith!
Some are a real game changer, when you see the truth in them!
Here are a few end-time errors doing the rounds today. Some are important and some not so:
●Without the centrality of the cross you can get by: No you can’t. This is the single biggest error ever, which will send you on a roller-coaster to hell. Without it and its personal application, in daily cross-bearing, you will be left powerless and under the deception of your own power of self and human reasoning.
●The absence of the baptism in the Spirit will get you by: It will get you by as a failure. The failure to use the gifts and the armour of God is an error that will see you deceived and defeated in these days – for sure!
●Mistake = “The great apostasy”: The term is not in the Bible! (2 Thessalonians 2:3) “The falling away,” correctly interpreted means the departure, or removal of the church in rapture. (See edition 517 for more) Some other verses do speak of deteriorating faith amongst certain churches.
●Mistake= “No one knows the day or hour” of the rapture: The term is not in the Bible! (Matthew 24:36) “Of this day and hour, no one knows,” is the correct term. If you read all the surrounding verses, they refer to the condition in the tribulation period. In context, it has nothing at all to do with the rapture – go and read the chapter, not just the verse.
●Mistake= The rapture is imminent; it could happen anytime as there are no signs for it: This is wrong. There are numerous signs for of the tribulation period and the dispensation change from the church age to the final seven years. A pre-tribulation rapture therefore has all of those signs as well.
If the rapture / tribulation start does not occur on a feast of trumpets, it would leave that feast unfulfilled and the remaining ones out of sync. That alone is a huge weight of evidence. The pattern of exact, to the day, literal fulfilment of the prophetic aspect of the feasts is clearly revealed in the fulfilments of the previous five feasts.
●Mistake= “The days of the tribulation will be shortened”: (Matthew 24:22) No they will not be shortened. The word usage means that the days of the tribulation period are cut out in time. The seven year period is the cut-out period. It does not mean actual days will not be 24 hours anymore. (Numerous commentaries support this)
●Mistake= “End-time knowledge shall increase: (Daniel 12:4) this, quite simply means that knowledge of these particular end-time events will increase as they near. General knowledge of all sorts, expanding over time, is no sign at all. It is obvious.
●Mistake= “The antichrist will confirm an existing peace treaty / covenant: (Daniel 9:27) so, what covenant would that be? There is no existing seven-year covenant, which identified the antichrist, which involves the rebuilt temple, or fits the requirements of Daniel 9:27 and others.
The word means to make a “strong covenant.” The Amplified Bible has it right – read it.
●Mistake= The Abrahamic Accords are the Daniel 9:27 peace treaty, because they use the term, “peace and safety”. That is pure short-sighted hogwash, presented largely by the always wrong brigade. (I have much more, shocking and very surprising things to share on this. I just need to find a place to fit it in.)
●Mistake= The cause of end-time judgements: There is a great variety of opinions here, some are most reasonable, some are not, and some are plainly insane. The general consensus among the mature, long standing pastors and teachers, which I fully concur with, is that the reasons are that “light” and “salt” (the church) has gone dim relating to the worldwide pandemic of abortion, homosexuality and other sins of rebellion to the word of God.
The insane presumption is that God has brought all the world troubles, like the corona virus on the world, because Trump divided Israel. Trump has not divided Israel, the “Deal of the Century” has not been ratified and is null and void.
To say that God brought the virus and other judgments on the world because Trump divided Israel is to play right into the hands of the devil and make a mockery of God. It is misdirection away from the real causes.
●Mistake= “The blood will run to the horses bridles for 1600 stadia (1 stadia =630 ft. The length is 1,008,000 ft.) (Revelation 14:20) This does not mean that the blood will run that deeply during the wrath of God. It is physically impossible for blood to run that far and deep.
The verse likens the situation to a horse trampling the grapes under a tribulum (wine press), which gets splattered with grape juice up to the horses bridles. (Isaiah 63:2, Revelation 19:13)
●Mistake= End-time signs are for the church: This is a widespread and deeply entrenched error. The truth is that end-time signs are primarily for Israel, and the unbeliever, and occur within Israel’s divided dispensation (Old Covenant and seven-year tribulation.) True signs are supernatural events. The church is not to be led by signs! We are led by the Spirit of God. If it’s a true supernatural sign, it will influence and draw people in to be saved. If it’s a lying sign it will wreck the faith of many, when discovered as a lie. (The classic was the Revelation 12-sign – lie, which wrecked the faith of many when it failed.)
Bear in mind that biblical truth roars. It bites and devours as it confronts. It also comforts and edifies, when you’re on the right side. The Jewish Lion and the Lamb is the essence of truth! It is not to be taken lightly, trivialised or changed. Truth is the Lamb and the Lion, not the Catholic ham and bunny.
If you are out in the wild African bush, there is a continuous symphony and chorus of natures beautiful sounds. When a nearby lion begins to roar, all else falls silent. I have observed that personally many times – it’s incredible. When the King speaks even the air reverberates and others shut up.
Today we are not seeing very much talk or teaching on the growing proliferation of demonic activity. This sets up many for defeat.
These are the days in which you need full on spiritual warfare.
The message of the word to the world must be alive with the Spirit of God, and when rightly applied it will convict, rebuke, alarm you, disturb you, and pull the carpet out from under you.
Soon coming judgement could be the day of your greatest rejoicing ever, or the beginning of you eternal regret. It will be one or the other, you can bank on that and you will not wiggle out of it.
The prophetic word is a navigator in troubled times. But today the prophetic word is being assaulted from without and within.
Edition 538: September 8th 2020.
Trumpets now or next!
The rapture, now or then!
Regular readers know that I (and many others) maintain that the rapture will take place on a Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah). In fact I have maintained that it is impossible for it to take place at any other time. Of course the big question is which Feast of Trumpets?
I began my journey into the Feasts of the Lord when I was about 2 years old! I grew up in a Jewish neighbourhood. My mother taught in a Hebrew nursery school, so I was thrust into Hebraic culture from the day dot. The fridge was often full of gefilter fish! But it really all came alive to me in the early 80s.
So the feasts are nothing new to me. I have shared on their importance since TPS began.
We are ten days away and closing in fast on this year’s two-day event.
It is still possible for us to fly away this Feast of Trumpets, but it is increasingly less likely.
The all important dispensation transition:
The seven feasts are in fact an astonishing, miraculous picture-type of the major world prophetic peaks. They reveal the great dispensation changes from the Old Covenant to the New, back to the culmination of the Old Covenant as seen in the seven year tribulation, and then the transition to the dispensation of the Millennium.
But here is the all-important, severe and critical point: The feasts annihilate and destroy anti-Semites and “Christians” in replacement theology!
Passover, Unleavened bread, Firstfruits and Pentecost, were prophetically fulfilled by the work of the cross, through to resurrection and the church age. These collectively relate to the church.
The Feast of Trumpets through Atonement to Tabernacles relates primarily to Jewish time, and the events of the tribulation, leading to the Millennium. (See diagram below.)
Many say that all the feasts were prophetically fulfilled by the church. You are then saying that the last three feasts (in blue below) have no required fulfilment by Israel. You are simply replacing Israel with the church, making you a pure proponent of cursed replacement theology.
We are now on the very doorstep of the great transition, just like the seasons, from one dispensation to the next. The big question now is: Are you truly saved?
The professing, confessing, non-born again, so-called Christians who will be left behind at the rapture will suddenly be faced with their most heart-wrenching question ever: “Why me? I’m not a Jew or a Muslim; I’m a Christian, why was I left behind?”
The rapture will reveal what real salvation is and isn’t. It will reveal how far from repentance the left-behind crowd are. It will reveal who truly loves the Lord and His word. It will reveal in an instant the shocking truth of God’s word. It will reveal who has sold their soul to the devil, knowingly or not.
Many Christian leaders say that the feasts are for the Jews and we have our own convocations, like Christmas and Easter. Of course they don’t know the origin of their pagan convocations. They were founded by the early Catholic church and introduced to keep the Jews out of the church.
The command of God is to make the Jews jealous and to take the gospel to them first, not keep them from the church! (Romans 1:16, 10:19)
Isaiah 57:14 “...Prepare the way, take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”
The Bible speaks of one of the beasts of Daniel (Rome) being given power to deceive by changing times and seasons. This would refer to changing the Gregorian (Catholic) calendar, changing the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday and the introduction of Babylonian Christmas and Easter.
I was listening to a Messianic Rabbi the other day, bemoaning the terrible curse the church has inflicted on the Jews, by removing the feasts and replacing them with the pagan festivals of Easter and Christmas. He said there were very few Jews in Israel that would ever identify with and participate in these Babylonian pagan practises.
Jews had already been in Babylonian captivity once before!
Christians who participate in and support Christmas and Easter are participating in paganism. They do so because their good friend, the world does so very well.
The church has an amazing blind-spot in this area. The blind-spot has developed over time into a belief-bias. They think that Christmas and Easter are of God.
They have fallen for the group-speak of the world. Tragically, group-speak becomes group-permission and belief!
Here is one of many verses that kicks group-speak in the head:
2 Corinthians 10:12 “We dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves, but they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.”
The verse below is the glorious opposite of the world’s group-speak, belief, and blind-spot bias:
Jeremiah 6:16-17 “Stand in the paths and see, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, then you will find rest for your souls...They said, ‘we will not listen to the watchmen.’”
When Israel returns to the Lord, they will be pure and holy!
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.” (Baal = pagan, Babylonian custom.)
Some key names and terms for the Feast of Trumpets:
The feast begins on one of two possible days, when the new moon is sighted. It is therefore called the feast of which no one knows the day or hour.
If I said to you that the rapture / tribulation start will occur on a Feast of Trumpets, I cannot be setting a day or hour!
Anyone who says the rapture will take place on a Feast of Trumpets can’t be accused of date-setting!
The feast takes place in the “twinkling of eye.” This is a Hebrew idiom referring to that brief time when the sun sets over the horizon, producing a last twinkling. Do you see the relevance?
The feast is also known as: The opening of the gates of heaven. (Psalm 118:19-20, Isaiah 26:2, Revelation 3:7) But Israel remains on earth to fulfil the final feasts prophetically, so who are the gates of heaven opened for? Hmmmm, I wonder!
The Feast of Trumpets always occurs on Tishrei 1st, the beginning of the Hebrew New Year. The word “Tishrei” means dissolving sins. It also means “you shall begin.” It is the time of the ultimate new beginning for Israel and the church in their new bodies and new locale – faaaaar away!
This feast is also known as the feast that confuses the devil, because of its variable starting date.
There are many more incredible factors, parallels and types. You will find some of them under the link on the right, headed “Editions by subject” and “Feasts of the Lord.”
The timing of the rapture / tribulation start:
Romans 11:25-26 “I do not desire brethren that you be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel, UNTIL the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And then all Israel will be saved.”
The word used for “come in” is Strong’s G1525: “Eiserchomai”. Meanings: To go into, as food enters the mouth; To arise and come into a new existence; To come to life.
We can write the verse this way: “Blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles (church) has gone in the rapture. And then all Israel will be saved...”
It is Israel that comes to life, and the church that comes to a new resurrection life – fully completed for ever!
The prophet Habakkuk asked the Lord: ‘How long, O lord, until these things (violence and treachery of the wicked) come about?’”
Habakkuk 2:2-3 “The Lord said, ‘write the vision and make it plain on the tablets that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak and will not lie...’”
We see that we can know the time. Note the Lord’s answer: “It will speak and not lie.”
That simply means that we are to wait until He speaks or shows us.
The Lord may speak within the next few days leading up to Trumpets. I am listening. I am also not going to lie and make up all sorts of things to make a case, when the Lord is silent on the issue right now.
Only the remnant few will be ready and go in the rapture. Many who think they are saved are not!
The glory of the Feast of Trumpets:
It is the only feast that recognises and identifies the end of the times of the Gentiles and the start of the time for the Jews.
It is the only feast that effectively condemns replacement theology.
The hidden gems in this ancient feast are truly marvellous and quite shocking for those who have been kept in the dark about it all by their church leaders.
The Feast of Trumpets is marked by 100 trumpet blasts in various patterns. The trumpet is the shofar. Some of these shofar blasts represent:
●The anniversary of the creation of the world. ●A call to repentance. ●Hearing God’s voice. ●Calling to Messiah to come quickly. ●The day of judgement to start. ●The ingathering of Israel. ●The awakening of the dead.
Have a look at this amazing, prophetic verse below. Note that masses will come to worship on the Temple Mount. That should tell you a thing or two about the future of the Mount!
Isaiah 27:13 “In that day, the great trumpet will be blown, they will come who are about to perish in the land of Assyria and they who are outcasts of Egypt, and shall worship in the holy mount at Jerusalem.”
Generally, I don’t put a lot of weight on things like this, but this is interesting so I will just touch on it:
From the Feast of Pentecost this year to the Feast of Trumpets, is 113 days. This number 113 represents the “long hot summer” and speaks symbolically of the length of the church age. Just to see what would come up, I typed into the search engine, “Prophetic meaning of 113” This is what came up: “The snatching away of the saints.”
Psalm 113:7-9 “He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap, that He may seat him with princes – with the princes of His people.”
“Shortened day” – Wrong!
I have seen so many fancy, astronomical, mathematical, exercises of linguistic gymnastics trying to show how the days of the tribulation are shortened. (Matthew 24:22)
So severe will the tribulation be that people will seek death. It will be a time like never was, or ever shall be, in its terrible severity.
It will be so severe that the Bible says, the days will be “shortened” (That is an incorrect translation.) They will not be shortened. The days are clearly numbered, measured, given and determined. If it is shortened it is not seven years long.
The correct translation of the word “shortened” is “cut out in time.”
Once saved always saved – Wrong!
In these dangerous days where the suicide rate is dramatically escalating and many believers are giving up, it is important to address this subject now.
It’s always good to know what constitutes salvation and where the limits and boundaries are. It goes to your spiritual preparedness.
Those who claim ‘one saved always saved’ are doing you a disservice, as you drop your defences!
When you are truly born-again, the Bible says that nothing or no one can snatch you out of the Lord’s hands. This all goes to eternal security for the true believer. But there is one missing candidate in the verses that can cause you to lose your salvation.
It is you, yourself. You can willingly, by choice reject the Spirit of God from yourself.
You do not drift in and out of salvation. Sin does not cause you to lose your salvation, neither does a backslide. But beware of the following verse!
I have never heard an acceptable explanation for this frightening verse from any proponent of ‘once saved always saved’:
Hebrews 6:4-6 “It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit (believers) and have tasted of the good word of God and powers of the age to come, if they fall away (complete), to renew then again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.”
Not only does this verse show that you can lose your salvation, it shows that if you do, you can never get it back again! There are others like it too.
Revelation 3:5 “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.” (This implies that you can have your name removed.)
Interestingly, the Bible says that sin has been removed by the cross. That is past tense. It is a done deal. The problem with sin in the believers life is that it resurrects what God has removed by the cross, effectively nullifying the work of the cross in that area!
Sin has been removed, but your resurrecting of it slowly eats into your very being. Walking in holiness is the way to go!
Too many come looking for salvation as a sort of sponsorship, or cheap insurance policy or some sort, like a commodity, but they will not die to self, the world and the demonic.
Then there are the untold masses who think they are saved, because they put their hand up in church and said a sinner’s prayer.
There are many fruits of salvation. “A tree is known by its fruit.” If you are truly saved it will be seen in your fruits and in your ongoing relationship to the world, the flesh and demonic, and of course, in your thinking:
►World: 1 John 5:4 “Whatever is born of God overcomes the world.”
►Demonic: 1 John 2:13 “You have known Him, and you have overcome the wicked one....”
► Flesh: Galatians 2:20 “I (self / flesh life) have been crucified with Messiah...He live through me.”
►Thinking: 1 Corinthians 2:16 “...We have the mind of Messiah.”
Salvation is free, but it is extremely costly. Salvation of the soul (not spirit) is where the work is required. Do you know the terror of the Lord? (2 Corinthians 5:11)
The good news is that when the blessed hope of our salvation is complete, we will be just like our Lord – fully glorified! (Romans 8:30, 1 John 3:2)
The trumpet / shofar of God is about to sound: Exodus 19:16 “The sound of the trumpet (shofar) was very loud, so that all the people that were in the camp trembled, and Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God...”
If it’s not this year, it will be next – stay tuned. I can assure that I will be keeping a very close, prayerful watch, and will keep you on the cutting edge too. Be blessed dear friends!
This is a mix of my pictures: Elephants, sunset and purple gallinule – Okavango.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!