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Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 170 28th July 2013
The prophetic future of the church:
This news section deals only with news events, which have a Biblical or prophetic aspect to them.
Please note that western media are reporting less and less on these major Middle Eastern issues and others which are so important prophetically. It is most important where you get your news from!
►►►I continue to be severely stirred in spirit about the remainder of 2013 and 2014. We are on the verge of dramatic events like never seen before. These will be in the natural, social and political realms. Some things you may see coming, others no one will see coming, except those with spiritual insight. Time is far spent! The Lion awaits! Examine yourselves to see if you are in the faith; be radical for and in our Messiah now.
●Israel fears Hezbollah and Hamas combined have enough short-range rockets to seriously damage their defensive capabilities.
●US sees a drop off in anti-Semitism while it rises substantially in Europe. In the US a 14% drop in incidents has been recorded, pointing to a new trend. In Europe the trend continues towards “Juden Frei”. This term means “free of Jews” and has already been attained in the Nordic nations.
●Russia’s Putin has just been to Iran to strengthen ties!
●The US prepares to enter the Syrian conflict leaving Iran out of the picture...wrong!
●Obama declares the US is not a nation under God. He recently told Turkey that the US is not a Judeo /Christian nation. Imagine a nation as significant and large as the US going to war now in this state proclaimed by the commander-in-chief!!
●The Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs has just released a story claiming that Iran is planning to take over Syria, to further their brand of Islam. They claim that they can’t afford to lose their ally Syria. This has strategic implications for the whole region including Israel.
●Iran’s new leader, Rohani, whom the west has proclaimed a moderate said a few days ago, “When a miserably regional country says such things (attacking their nuclear instillations) it makes you laugh. Who are the Zionists to threaten us?” At the same time he committed himself to continue to help Syria.
●Egypt continues to unravel, bringing to mind the prophecy of Isaiah19 –“I will set Egyptian against Egyptian.” Some maintain that this only occurs at the end of the tribulation period because the prophecy ends with the salvation of many Egyptians. That is true, but there is no starting point apparent in the prophecy, so what we are seeing now could well be the beginning of this prophecy, which will culminate at the end of the tribulation.
●South African Tutu tells BBC (27th July) "he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God." – compares homophobia to racism.From previous commesnts, he also believes the “blood of Jesus had no effect “and that the resurrection is an awakening to a new political worldview.
The prophetic future of the church:
Okay, okay it’s not all going to end like this, but the majority will!
The church and its condition is inextricably linked to end time events. It is one of the major players. It has a most powerful role to play.
Understand that there will be and in fact are already two distinct churches in these end days. One is the counterfeit and the other the true church.
The church and its fate is also inextricably linked to the events surrounding Israel and the Jews. All are related.
The ultimate purpose of the church is to reveal and reflect the glory and perfection of our God and to make the Jews jealous. The gospel is to the “Jew first”! (Romans 1:16)
World history is racing towards many major crisis points, all to blast onto the scene very soon.
We are about to see some dramatic, terrible and wonderful things occur within the church. It’s coming fast! I can’t put exact dates on these things, but by year end many of these things would have exploded into reality.
Restoration is exciting, but it presumes that the church has become a big mess and is need of restoration. This is a great problem today. Many, especially professional preachers have no idea how far off track they have gone. God desires unity in the true church. Man has created an estimated 33,000 Christian denominations (divisions)!
Many will be filled with great excitement and joy in these coming days. They will flourish like a rose in the desert, and many Christians will be filled with hatred towards God’s plans and will “betray one another.” Did you know that is one of the end-time signs prophesied by Yeshau? The majority will carry on as in the “days of Noah,” careless and blinded, to face the coming critical times separate from God and alone, beyond help.
Today there is so much garbage around dressed up as truth and being presented to the flock by wolves. I’ve pointed out a dozen times that one of the main signs of the times, which our Lord warned against five times in the Mount of Olives discourse, is deception.
If there is an outpouring of deception, how are you going to know it if you do not know your Bible backwards and the voice of its author?
Obadiah 3 “The pride and arrogance of your heart has blinded and deceived you.”
2 Corinthians 2:16 “To one we are the aroma of death to death and to the other the aroma of life.”
Summary of God’s view of the church:
We are now in the early days of the great Romans 11 prophecy fulfilment. There is a dual prophecy contained in this passage which parallels with many other passages. Romans 11 predicts the salvation of the Jews, and the cutting off of much of the church at the same time.
Isn’t it interesting that the sections of the church that are into replacement theology and objecting to and obstructing the salvation of the Jews are the very ones being cut-off by God. And they can’t see it!
Speaking of the end times, God says (Jeremiah 32:40-41) "I will make an everlasting covenant with them (the Jews) that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me. And I will rejoice over them, to do them good, and I will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul."
The book of Revelation is the revelation of our Lord and Messiah. It is a book of prophecy. Chapters two and three reveal to us the body of Messiah, with Him being the head. Because this is a book of prophecy the seven letters to the churches are not out of place in a book of prophecy.
They were written to seven historic churches, but they also have a present application. They also trace the prophetic journey of the Church from Pentecost to the end of the Great Tribulation. This amazing plot is found in the meanings of names and many descriptions.
This is wonderful, deep and involved study, but for now here is the all-important summary of what God thinks of the church:
There is one, the church at Philadelphia, which has a Messianic slant, which is without condemnation having only commendation. It is promised that it will be “kept from the hour of trial (tribulation) that will come upon the whole world.” There is one, Laodicea, has only condemnation levelled against it. It will be “spewed out” of God’s mouth.
The others have mixed commendation and condemnation. Thyatira is promised that it will be cast into (the) great tribulation”
See edition 11 for more on the seven churches.
So now God has informed and warned us that there are many end-time churches that are without hope. There are some that are way off course but will heed God's correction and be part of the restoration, and some that are just fine.
The true Christian is not some nebulous being. He must find an identity and definition within God’s word.
One of the big ‘divisive’ issues responsible for a lot of the church falling away is the morality of the Bible. Today these Biblically issues are being seen as troublesome and counterproductive to the secular humanist agenda.
The influences of this new, godless world have crept unnoticed into much of the church. Shallow, deceived leaders, who are dead and empty as a piece of meat, are producing a hopeless spiritual wasteland!
The Bible says that we are not wise if we compare ourselves among ourselves, God’s word being the standard, but you are a lot more stupid if you compare yourselves to the world’s ways.
Restoration of all things:
The “restoration” (Acts 3:21) is not the Reformation!
This great restoration of all things includes the removal of all the occult, pagan-based influences in the church like Christmas and Easter. It includes the separation of evil on the one hand and the restoration of the Hebraic character of the Church.
Amos 9:14-15 “I will bring back the captives of My people, Israel; they shall build the waste places and inhabit them...I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them.”
The remainder of 2013 will see the wall of separation grow much higher. A more clear distinction between God’s work in His Church and Satan’s work in his church will become more evident.
Is this the year the supernaturally gifted true Church arises?
Ephesians 1:10 “In the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather in one all things in Messiah, both in heaven and on the earth in Him.”
Daniel 2:44 “In the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever.”
The sword of division (God’s word) will reveal kingdoms in conflict. Truth sets you free. Error will imprison you.
There’s a new thing brewing...more and more are hungering after truth and forsaking error.
The road to hell is paved with priests present and past.
Jeremiah 25:34-36 “The shepherds will have no way to flee or the leaders of the flock to escape. A voice of the cry of the shepherds and a wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard, for the Lord has plundered their pasture.”
Zechariah 2:7 “Get up Zion! Escape you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.”
Professional institutional churchianity needs the people to support it. The leadership is subservient to people walking in the door and therefore can’t rock the boat too much and upset its “employees.” Too much of the church simply operates on human management / business principles. It needs “business” from its “clients.” It has to feed the people what they want!
The church runs like a normal business while the ekklesia operates like a living organism.
Of course the church does need a structure and money to thrive, but what I am referring to is their doctrine. The Bible is called the “gospel of offence.” Today very few preach a gospel offense to the world, the flesh and demons!
More and more I’m seeing and hearing of the need to create a new world order of peace. For this to occur, a new world religion, acceptable to the majority, is needed. Religions will have to unite. Already there are strong moves to unite the Catholic church, Islam and Judaism. But many more will soon come flocking in led by blind shepherds. The common good of humanity must have a common religion led by a powerful uniting spirit of tolerance and peace...the spirit of Satan himself.
This new religion will be tolerant of what modern man deems acceptable. It will be tolerant of the variable values of modern man. It will be relevant to today’s world. It will be a powerful “tower” reaching to its god. Its end will be the same as that other “tower”.
There is only one “religion” that will never be able to fit in with the world and that is the one with a towering cross in its centre!
If you get one thing out of this edition get this: The removal of the cross of the living God, Yeshua, will give you peace with Satan. He will take the pressure off and allow you to merge blindly, just like a mindless machine, into his will. Finally, as you enter hell – your peace will be forever gone.
The leaders of untold thousands of churches are leading their flock into this great trap of the devil even right now. It is these leaders who are blind, but so are their people.
Many believe that because they are professing Christians they are okay. In other words they profess to be Christians and believe in Jesus. The Bible says, “Even the demons believe and shudder at the thought of their future.”
It’s not good enough to have some nominal belief in Yeshua, as a sort of sponsor in the background of your life! “You must be born again.”
We are in very dangerous times. There is a big falling away from the faith right now. The love of many is growing cold.
The big issue is Church doctrine. Is your Church clean from the satanic influences of Babylon and the modern world? Does your Church teach on end-time events and does your Church stand with Israel?
See edition 68 for more on the issue of replacement theology.
If you are really saved - are you on the right road? (A dramatic discourse):
Few Christians know of these dramatic issues contained in this section below. I pray you take this to heart with desperate fervour!
The book of Malachi contains an incredible story about the “book of remembrance”! The story centres on a small group of people amongst the masses of superficial, worldly, sinful people. These God-fearing people were singled out because they separated themselves from the masses. They stood against the winds of the world and it’s evil.
They came together to proclaim God's goodness and to support one another. This was a faithful remnant, while the masses had no fear of the Lord. As a result, of their faithfulness the Lord created a book called the “book of remembrance” in which their names were written. This is not the “Lamb’s book of life”, which contains the names of all those who are saved. This book contains the names of special, saved God-fearers!
It’s very important to realise that this group is exclusive. None of the names of the masses were written in this book, nor are the names of your ordinary garden-variety believer.
Here is the amazing thing: Because these people remained faithful in the face of incredible evil, God promised to keep them and “spare them” as His “special jewels” and “treasured possessions”. But spare them from what?
The story is right here in the verses below, at the end of Chapter three. Chapter four goes on immediately to describe the tribulation period.
Malachi 3:16-18 (Amp) “Those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord, and who thought of His name. And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognise and openly declare them to be My jewels - My special possession, My peculiar treasure. And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him. Then you shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not.”
Now comes a clear reference to the tribulation period:
Malachi 4:1-2 (Amp) “Behold the day comes that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud and arrogant, yes all that do wickedly and are lawless shall be stubble. That day shall burn them up says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch, but unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name, shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings...”
What an incredible promise this is!
At the start of the tribulation period and right through it we see those of a number of churches mentioned in the seven letters. Those of Laodicea, which represents the majority of end time believers are “spewed out” and those of Thyatira are cast into “the great tribulation”.
Those in the “book of remembrance” are either a smallish group supernaturally spared through the tribulation period or this is a reference to the pre-tribulation rapture of this group of committed believers. Either way, it is good news for a few and bad news for the majority!
Some interpreters maintain that these people whose names are written in the “book of remembrance” are the saved Jews and have no relation to the Church. I disagree. Of course it does include Jews who are saved, but it most certainly includes others who are the Lord’s. The time period when the book of remembrance comes into play is around the tribulation period and Jews and Gentiles will be saved before and in the tribulation.
Here is the other side of the story, which, to be fair, I must present.
There will be a small group of people protected and preserved supernaturally in the tribulation period. This is the 144,000, the two witnesses and perhaps others within a distinct plan of God upon their lives. These may be the ones referred to in Malachi.
Some argue that this “book of remembrance” passage proves a pre-tribulation rapture beyond doubt. Well, sorry – no it doesn’t. As said it adds weight to it, and yes I do believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, but we can’t say that these verses prove it beyond doubt, because it could have reference to that small group in the tribulation.
The Bible says that “God is not a respecter of persons”. That is in terms of who can be saved, but He is most certainly a respecter of those who fear Him and do His will! That is not politically correct in this day, but you are very brave and big fool to tell God that!
Do you want to know what I think? Well, I’m going to tell you anyway. I don’t care what you think or this Church or that thinks. I don’t care what the whole world thinks, I don’t care one bit. I care what God alone thinks.
Personally I will set my heart, mind and soul to stand against the masses (Christians too.) I will set my heart to fear my Lord and God and walk before Him in humility and brokenness, trusting entirely in Him.
I will set my heart to know Him more deeply and intimately all my remaining days. I will follow my Lord so that I can make Him and His ways known to as many who care and are within reach.
I desire desperately to walk in holiness and be found written in My Lord’s book of life and His book of remembrance.
I believe in a pre-tribulation rapture for numerous Biblical reasons, but if we do go through the tribulation, wouldn’t you like to know that your name is written in the book of remembrance and you will be spared the persecution? There is a price to pay to be written in that book!
May I encourage you to be radical in your spiritual life? Find others that are desperate in their faith and talk with them, pray with them, encourage each other, share the deep things of God amongst you and turn your back on the ways of the world. Turn your back on the dangerous, superficial church world and turn in surrender to our wonderful Messiah and His kingdom. You will not regret it now and forever.
Satan’s plan was to deceive mankind into thinking he could be “as God” by disobeying God and obeying Satan in the garden and partaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so that he could have peace.
This was the same plan as Nimrod building a tower of peace but not God’s way. It is the same plan as the multi-faith crowd!
The great enmity between the Godly and the godly will be intensified and manifest in the conflict between Godly good and human good. Godly good will always be accompanied with the holy fruits of the Spirit, while human ungodly good will always be characterised by tolerance of evil and relevance to the modern world.
Daniel 12:10 “Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly, and the wicked shall not understand, but the wise will understand.”
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."
Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
I took this picture looking over a small waterfall near my home. It represents the washing clean of our Lord and the flowing sustenance of His grace in these days.
Shalom and grow in grace!