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Edition 385: October 3rd 2017.
The great revelation of you!
Why are you hiding? “God hid me away. It’s a mystery!”
But why are you hiding with your pet puppy, cat, budgie and duck? Because God also hid them away, and that’s a mystery too!
“I thought this was a wonderful world, so why is everyone hiding, and from whom. Is it a wonderful world, or what?”
What a wonderful world! Trees of green, red roses and red setters too, skies of blue, clouds of white. The bright blessed day...all about to go bang in destruction!
“The earth declares the glory of God”. But it is fallen. It has the curse of Adam’s sin in its veins. It and you are far from what you will soon be! The real you and the real world are very soon to be revealed and brought out of hiding by our great God, for the entire universe to see!
So, why are you hiding and why are all the animals hiding and “groaning”? We are all hiding from the devil, his demons, fallen angels and all residents of hell. No, not in our present form, it is our future form that is hiding.
God is also hiding the great mystery of His kingdom. It too, is fully to be revealed soon.
Hidden away, soon to be revealed:
The complete revelation of God includes the revelation of you, the revelation of nature, the revelation of the earth, the revelation of the heavens and the revelation of a true new-world order.
Only those with spiritual eyes and insight can see the kingdom of God beyond its present, masked veil, waiting in anticipation!
As a member of God’s glorious kingdom, you will be truly out of this world, marvellous and magnificent, exalted and elevated forever.
The word “reveal” is Strong’s G602 “Apokalypsis” Meaning: Revelation, manifestation, disclosing, or revealing that which was previously hidden, unknown or making something visible to all.
Colossians 2:3 “The mystery of God...in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, now we are the children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
My friends, right now, you are a child of the living God, if saved. But when your salvation is complete, you will be an eternal sign to the universe of God’s glory. You will be a sign to the spirits of ages past and present history. You will soon be revealed in full, final victory.
The great revelation of you:
1 Corinthians 15:40-49 “There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies, but the glory of the celestial is one and glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun and another glory of the moon and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption and raised in incorruption...it is sown a natural body and raised a spiritual body...We have borne the image of the man of dust (Adam), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.”
We will all be equal in terms of foundation, but what each person has built (or not) on his foundation will be as different as the brightness of the stars – forever.
Revelation 21:4 “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death...”
As we step into eternity, we will be shocked beyond measure – positively shocked, at what God has laid up for us and what and who we will actually be.
A new name and a new face!
Do you wonder what you will look like in eternity? You will only know that when you look into the mirror God holds up in front of you, with spiritual eyes.
2 Corinthians 3:18 “We with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Our future body will be made of glory! Now we live in a “body of humiliation”.
Many people have three names. The name their parents gave them. A name their friends give them (nickname) and we will have an eternal name, a new name given us by our Lord.
Revelation 2:17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna to eat and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”
We cannot be measured by the world, but only by the word. We are in effect measured by our other-worldliness, our kingdom likeness.
What is your life? What have you done with it in biblical terms? What are your memories made of? Is today a reflection of memories of growth in our Lord?
Imagine the great shock of one day waking up in eternity to discover that your whole life was a waste of time! It was fully worldly ways, controlled by demon puppeteers pulling invisible strings.
Are your tears wasted tears in the desert of futility? Are they the dew of heaven, giving sustenance to others? Will they be tears of future torment and terrible regret, or tears of future joy and glory?
Are you a passing shadow in the shifting sands? Are you an object of eternal beauty, being fashioned with the invisible tools of God, into His glorious workmanship?
Ephesians 2:10 “We are His workmanship created in Him for good works...”
The word “workmanship” in the verse above is the word “Poiema,” Strong’s G4161, Meaning: “A poem, a poetic masterpiece”!
Did you know that you are a poetic masterpiece of the greatest Master-Poet ever?
The poem which is our lives is still being written by our Lord, but it’s just about complete, ready to be broadcast to the universe.
Have you had a good life with many wonderful memories? Has you life been hard with much suffering in and for the Lord?
►Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us...”
►2 Corinthians 4:17 “For our light affliction, which is just for a moment, is working for us, a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
►1 Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those that love Him”
Did you meet God’s requirements and conditions?
How did you represent God in you, and His call on your life?
Will your pride and arrogance eat away at what would have been your reward? Teachers, will your deceptive errors that wrecked the spiritual lives of many now wreck your eternal reward-state?
The path to victory is the path of repentance, humility before God, and the fear of the Lord. If you truly have the Spirit of God in your heart, you are on a wonderful journey. You may go through many hard times, but you will endure and it will be more worth it than you can imagine.
God will never leave you in one place, unless you leave Him. He is always moving us forward.
If you have been wrongly treated in your life as a believer, good times are coming.
The great vindication of you and for you you is coming. You will be eternally exonerated and justified. The devil's world will want to continually accuse you of many sins you commited, but as you step into eternity, they will all suddenly evaporate into a puff of smoke. You can't pin down dematerialized smoke!
Your reward and recompense is coming.
The revelation of the natural world:
Romans 8:19-22 “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. The creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself will also be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. We know that the whole of creation groans and labours with pangs together until now.”
The term “earnest expectation” in the verse above means “straining forward in an outstretched manner.”
My friends, natural creation is “leaning forward, stretching and straining” towards you and me in expectation of the glory to come!! The animals are groaning now, calling your name, anticipating your glorious liberty. You will be their new, holy, caretakers.
Revelation 22:3 “And there shall be no more curse.”
Isaiah 32:16-17 “Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness will remain in the fruitful field. The work of righteousness will be peace and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.”
Isaiah 55:13 “Instead of thorns shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier, shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name and for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
Isaiah 65:25 “The wolf and the lamb will feed together, the lion shall eat straw like an ox. Dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain.”
►Hosea 2:18 “In that day I will make a covenant for them (natural world) with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air, and with the creeping things of the ground...”
►Job 5:23-24 “For You shall have a covenant with the stones of the field and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you. You shall know that your tent is in peace.”
What wonderful verses these are above! They speak of great wonderful things. Personally, I’m a tree-hugger, an animal-lover, a wildlife freak, a conservationist – so all of these give me dreams of real wild fantasy about to come true.
But did you spot the real big deal? Have a look again at Hosea and Job, above. Note that God will make a new covenant with all natural creation. God’s new covenant with nature will even include stones! That will be an eternal covenant!
God is green:
Job 39:8 “The range of the mountains is His pasture and He searches after every green thing.”
Due to the savagery and selfishness of modern man in many respects, the natural environment is wrecked.
Jeremiah 9:10 “I will take up a weeping and a wailing for the mountains, and for the habitation of the wilderness, a lamentation...both the birds of the heavens and the beasts have fled; they are gone.”
Revelation 11:18 “The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great, and You should destroy those that destroy the earth.”
All those who were cruel to animals will be revealed as the scum of the earth to all creation. The animal world will get their vindication and revenge!
Proverbs 31:8 “Open your mouth for the speechless.”
But hold on animals and all nature, just a bit longer, and your groaning will soon turn to celebration. Even the trees will soon clap their hands! The rivers too, will clap their hands and the mountains and hills will sing. (Isaiah 55:12)
Isaiah 51:3 “For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and the desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”
God has turned Israel green with abundance in preparation of His soon coming. God has “built you, O virgin Israel! Again you will take up your tambourines and go forth to the dances of the merrymakers.” (Jeremiah 31:4)
To whom will we be revealed?
Hebrews 12:1 “We also are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses; let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
Daniel 7:27 "The kingdom and dominion and the greatness of the kingdomsunder the whole heaven, will be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and all dominions shall serve and obey Him."
We will be revealed to the grandstands of heaven, clouds of witnesses, kingdoms, people and saints and angels. All will be revealed to all, from Adam to frogs, to kings, paupers, angels and dogs. You’ll be able to chat with David, Moses, Paul, Peter, Mary - and all.
Satan and all his host of fallen angels and demons will see you revealed in glory. They will know you – in their final shame.
Colossians 3:4 “When Christ who is our life appears; then you also will appear with him in glory.”
Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”
Daniel 7:18 "The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom, forever even forever, and ever." Verse 22 "And the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom."
All things bright and beautiful:
Ephesians 3:8-9 “I preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Messiah, and to make all people see what is the dispensation of the fullness of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Yeshua the Messiah.”
The verse above speaks of a new dispensation in which the fullness of the kingdom of God will be manifest to all. Note how long this full revelation has been hidden. It has been hidden since the ages (eons) of time began.
We are now on the verge of the greatest revelation of all time! We are in the privileged position of partaking in all things being made truly bright and beautiful – forever.
The devil knows you by your past, but your future is hidden from him. God knows your future and has cast your past sins away and He will soon reveal the new you to that devil. He will reveal you and all creatures great and small in your final pure, holy and righteous state.
You are as beautiful diamonds in the sky, forever and ever. Our lives are a “passing vapour” now – but what a beautiful, aroma-filled, eternal, value-creating vapour this is!
Revelation 21:7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”
We have a hidden fuse burning in our souls. It’s going to ignite a nuclear explosion of glory. Suddenly we will see, and know all things. We will have an inheritance that we can’t even imagine, as we are changed into weighty glory.
We must never rest from our desire to know our Lord more and be like Him. As an artist, I can tell you that my best works were always in my head – not done yet. Soon we will all be “done”! The best creative work, the best poem ever, in the universe. And the whole universe will witness that great exhibition.
Now we see through a glass dimly, with dim eyes. We do get flashes of magnificent glory shining through, but then we have to go and wash the stupid dishes.
Psalm 91:14 “...I will set him on high because he has known my name.”
Today we walk with our head in the clouds, veiled and hidden, surrounded by a perfumed mist, but soon that veil will tear open, the mist will be gone and we will be revealed.
When you look in the mirror, you may think you’re beautiful, but you are seeing dust and ashes! As the veil is lifted, all creation will see the real you! We will put Superman to shame!
The beautiful work of the cross:
The cross is a terrible, ugly instrument of death. Our own cross is far from beautiful. But what it, and only it, produces, is pure beauty.
Today, there are few true disciples of our Lord out there, teaching on the wisdom of the cross. For the real true beauty of you to break out, the outer shell of self and its attachment to the cursed world must be broken.
Brokenness in and through the work of the Spirit is similar to cross-bearing. It is the road to victory.
Avoid the worldly man-pleasers, with a me-now message, saying that you don’t need to take up the cross. Be discerning – you do!
Look for those who will break you wonderfully!
2 Timothy 4:8 “Finally, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give to me on that day, and not to me only, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
The return of our Lord is the only hope for modern man. Man’s rebellion has completely shut out God’s mercy, grace and peace.
If you really love our Lord, you will see His hand wherever it is, even in the desert sands – and be thankful for those dry times too.
The revelation of the unsaved:
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 "Our gospel is hidden to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world has blinded the eyes of them who believe not."
Romans 2:5 “In accordance with your hardness and unrepentant heart, you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God...”
When the unsaved of the world, in their darkness, see you revealed in glorious light, they will become instantly jealous and full of rage, but it will be too late for them.
All the unsaved of the world will be revealed, naked – without the cross of Messiah. They will have to say “amen” to their condemnation. They will be declared, disclosed and manifest as rejecters of God’s grace and mercy – the cross.
No apology will be accepted. They will be full of heartbreak, remorse and sorrow...too late to save them now! They will offer God their good works in payment for their sins. God will reject them all.
Some verses imply that all believers will witness the Great White Throne Judgement in which all unbelievers will appear before God to be cast into hell. That’s a frightening thought indeed!
Some Bible words describing the final end of the unsaved are: Terror, torment, sorrow, grieving, howling, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.
My friends, you will soon be revealed, publically displayed, disclosed, broadcast and manifest to the universe. You will be given certain roles, functions and authority in the future kingdom.
The enigma, the mind-boggler-mystery of the universe is finally revealed! And it’s no fantasy fairy-tale. Satan’s terrible failure will be seen in light of the great revelation of you and nature renewed.
We will be as purified pearls, refined gold, flawless, living diamonds – forever in a romance to end all romances.
Our true value, at this stage, is hidden as we are hidden in Messiah. We are a great, living secret, a poem being written by God Himself!
This began as one of my mixed media art works. I’ve used bits of photographs, gold leaf, air-brushing and texture techniques to create the end result.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 384: September 26th 2017.
Awakening to the man-Child!
Welcome to the New Year 5778!
Song of Solomon 8:5 “Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her Beloved? I awakened you under the apple tree. There your mother brought you fourth; there she who bore you brought you fourth.”
I have some very exciting, and important things to share with you in coming editions!
The man-Child of Revelation 12 is not the church. He is Yeshua Hamashiach, King of Jews.
We have now just left the year 5777 and entered 5778. Seven is the number of spiritual perfection, but also the number of completion. Eight is the number of resurrection. Could this have reference to the fact that the church age is now on the threshold of completion, with resurrection / rapture on the horizon?
Is this the most exciting year in history which will see the Jews begin to awaken to their Messiah?
We are absolutely on borrowed time! There is little time left. We are about to see an explosion of many prophetic events. This will be an eventful year to say the least!
This is not “inspired” as the word of God itself is, but as with so many other peripheral biblically related things, there are often hidden messages to be found.
We have now just left the year 5777 and entered the year 5778. Consider these hidden messages:
●The 5777th verse in the Bible (Old Covenant) is:
Deuteronomy 32:18 “Of the Rock who begot you (Yeshua), you are unmindful and have forgotten the God who fathered you.
●The 5778th verse in the Bible (Old Covenant) is:
Deuteronomy 32:19 “And when the Lord saw it, He spurned them, because of the provocation of His sons and daughters.”
Is this suggesting that our Lord has now had enough of anti-Semitism and replacement theology and the Jews are about to look to the “Rock”?
Let’s read on as the same theme continues:
Deuteronomy 32:21 “I will provoke them (Jews) to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them (Jews) to anger by a foolish nation (church).”
This incredible verse above is quoted again by Paul in Romans 10:19.
Something will happen with this mysterious “nation” that will cause the Jews to be jealous and angry together. It can only be a reference to the rapture of the church.
The Jews believe, rightly, that they are the chosen people. Imagine their jealousy and anger when God takes the largely Gentile church for Himself in rapture, and they are left behind!
Numerous other verses agree that the Jews will begin to be saved en mass as the tribulation begins.
Do these verses above imply that the Jews will begin to be saved as the tribulation begins, preceded by the rapture, which itself is one of the powerful “instruments” of God to spur the Jews to salvation? Could it be this year?
Again, this is not inspired as the Bible is, but many believe that there are messages in the Psalms relating to the years.
Psalm 118 is believed by some to be representative of 2018.
Psalm 118:19-28 “Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, and I will praise the Lord...the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, marvellous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice in it and be glad...God is the Lord and has given us light.”
An incredible message from the Rabbis:
The Hebrew Rabbis set a verse for each new - year.
This year, 5778, they have found a verse which, in Hebrew, contains the gematria 5778 within the verse. (Bear in mind that unlike English, Hebrew is an alpha – numeric alphabet / language). It is the only verse in which these numbers 5778 are found.
It is our title verse:
Song of Solomon 8:5 “Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her Beloved? I awakened you under the apple tree. There your mother brought you fourth; there she who bore you brought you fourth.”
The apple and the apple tree are symbols (amongst others) of Israel. In Hebrew, the apple tree itself is part of the “awakening.”
Who was it that came up out of the wilderness? It was the Jews after the Exodus from Egypt. They have now gone to sleep spiritually. In fact, with a few exceptions, they have been asleep for over 2000 years, putting sleeping beauty to shame! But more on her further down.
The Jews are the ones coming up from the wilderness, now leaning on the Lord, being spiritually awakened to Messiah within collective Israel – in 5778!
Song of Solomon 2:1-4 “I am the rose of Sharon and the lily of the valleys. Like a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons...He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.”
Amazingly the word “daughters” in the verse above is Strong’s H1323, “Bath.” Meanings: Young girl, apple, branches”
We see another verse describing the “withered”, spiritually sleeping Israel below:
Joel 1:12 “The vine has dried up, and the fig tree has withered; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also and the apple tree – all the trees of the field are withered; surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.”
Israel, the “apple of God’s eye,” are you about to be awakened under the apple tree with all the others “apples”?
The Rabbis believe that this will be the year in which world peace breaks out. The dove of Noah has returned! I heard one Rabbi describe 5778: “This is the year of divine peace...Mashiach is coming, this is the year of our redemption.”
They may have part of that right, but instead of world peace, world war will break out first!
The warrior bride:
Some verses speak of the church as the bride and others of Israel in her future salvation as a bride.
This bride takes off her beautiful dress before her husband, but underneath she is wearing armour. She has weapons of warfare. She has fighter jets and nuclear bombs all around her. You don’t want to mess with this gentle, beautiful bride!
Imagine running up to pat and cuddle a nice soft lamb and suddenly it changes into an adult lion right in front of you? This warrior bride contains the same imagery and analogy.
Song of Solomon 6:4 “O my love, you are as beautiful as Tizrah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners!”
Song of Solomon 3:6-8 “Who is this coming out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense...the valiant of Israel all hold swords, being experts in war...”
►The word “pillars” in the verse above is Strong’s H8490. Meaning: “Spreading like a palm-tree top.” That is a perfect description of an A-bomb mushroom cloud! (It is also found in Joel 2:30)
This warrior bride is bedecked in splendid weaponry. She is the true “battle axe” of God. (Jeremiah 51:20) She moves, sings and dances like a bride, but this is a bride of war, married to the Commander in Chief, the Lord of hosts (armies). (Did you know that’s what “hosts” means?)
Tragically though, this beautiful, mysterious bride has gone to sleep under the apple tree – for a long, long time. Israel ate a poisoned apple, poisoned with the poison of a false belief that Yeshua is not their God - the man-Child! How will she awake?
Most of us know the story. This beautiful princess pricked her finger, and fell asleep for 100 years. Then a man-Child, a Prince, came along kissed her, and she woke up.
Isaiah 29:10 (Headed: “The blindness of disobedience.”) “The Lord has poured out upon you (Israel) the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; He has covered your heads namely, the seers.”
When the Prince kissed the sleeping beauty she awoke, but if you know the story, everyone in the castle including the animals, awoke with astonished eyes. Suddenly, they could see the light!
Psalm 2:12 “Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in your way, when His wrath is kindled. Blessed are those who put their trust in Him.”
Ephesians 5:14 “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Messiah will give you light.”
Israel is the sleeping beauty! She is soon to be God’s warrior bride. She is about to be kissed by the Prince of all Princes – and what a kiss that will be! It will shake the whole world!
Romans 13:11-12 “Know the time, that it is now high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast of the works of darkness and let us put on the armour of light.” (This one is for the church, but can apply to Israel too.)
O, Israel, what a beautiful, unique, sleeping beauty, bedecked in diamonds, guns and bombs you are!
Soon, amidst a world-Holocaust of nuclear blaze, you will set the world 'ablaze' with the salvation of the living God through your Jewish Messiah – Yeshua! “The Gentiles will come to your light."
Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise shine; for your (Israel) light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you...The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Psalm 80:18-19 (Headed: “Israel’s cry for restoration.”) “We will not turn back from You; revive us and we will call upon Your name. Restore us O Lord God of hosts; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved!”
Isaiah 52:2 “Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.”
Again, the word “Daughter” above is Strong’s H1323: “Bath”. Meanings: Female child, branch, apple of eye.
But there are many, driven by invisible spirits who want to lead Israel astray.
Micah 3:5-8 (Headed: “Wicked prophets.”) “Concerning the prophets who make my people stray; who chant ‘peace’...Therefore, you shall have night without vision, and you shall have darkness without divination. The sun shall go down on the prophets, and the day shall be dark for them...for there is no answer from God.”
A diamond of great value:
Martin Luther, often quoted by Hitler, wrote that Jews must be burnt to a cinder! In fact the word Holocaust means: “Fiery sacrifice.” Satan has tried the same thing many times and failed. From the ashes of the Holocaust, comes a beautiful diamond, currently hidden, soon to dazzle the world, bringing salvation to the nations.
God’s plan always was and still is to bring the good news to the Jews and have them complete the task of taking it worldwide, in the tribulation.
Israel’s many fiery Holocausts and persecutions have failed to destroy them. It has backfired on every enemy of God’s plans, from Satan himself through world history. It will very soon turn the Jews into a spectacular diamond of great value.
The deadly return:
Arnold and Satan have both said “I’ll be back.”
If you do not root out error it grows into a monster. If you do, and are not vigilant, it returns to you often in a much more severe form.
Replacing Israel with the church is the cursed doctrine of replacement theology. It effectively gets rid of all God’s plans and promises to the Jewish people for their salvation and their end-time call.
But removing Israel from a verse and inserting the church, is another form of the same thing. It takes away the promises of God to the Jewish people. It removes Yeshua as the agent of salvation for the Jews in the tribulation period.
Because this is a spirit of error at work, its logical conclusion is horrific!
You can say that this is just a doctrinal belief, but for your information, doctrines grow legs. Doctrines of error speak and shout loud and long. Delusions and idols wield guns not roses.
The age old spirit of Satan has not changed at all. Until he gets forever cast into hell, he will be back. He knows who the cursed Nibiru agents are. He knows where the holes in your armour are. He knows how he used you to sow error before. He will be back. (If you let him!)
The future horror of the morphing Revelation 12 sign:
Now that the Revelation 12 sign has failed totally, as I expected (and wrote), its spirit is still here.
I believe that what was birthed on September 23rd (The Revelation 12 sign) was something deeply sinister and satanic! It was a landmark in mass Christian deception and a marker of much greater deceptions to come...ask our Lord!
Replacement theology is the replacing of Israel with the church. It has been present in various forms since the foundation of the church.
If you replace Yeshua with the church, as the signers do, (male-Child) the end result is the denial of the agent of salvation for the Jews – our Lord Himself.
●If the male-Child is our Lord, as the majority consensus rightly believes, it is He that is at work in the tribulation period bringing the Jews to salvation.
By the way, the word “Man” (man-Child) is Strong’s G730, “Arren.” Meanings: Male, man (singular). The word occurs 9 times in the NT, all consistent with a singular male – the man-Child. This word is never used to describe a corporate body, the church, not even once.
Now let’s look at other giant errors of the Revelation 12 sign interpretation:
●The claim is made that Isaiah 66:7-8 is a reference to the church being born again in a day. That’s the most horrendous bit of exegesis I have ever seen. The verse is clearly talking of Israel, the Jews and Jerusalem – it says as much in the rest of the verse!! Their view is out of context and dispensation!
But again here is the horror. They are replacing God’s work in Israel with the church. Does that matter? It most certainly will further down the line, ask all anti-Semites and replacement theologians.
Here are two parallel verses to the “nation born in a day” of Isaiah 66:7-8
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove the iniquity of that land (Israel) in one day.”
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
The big sign for this year is the revelation of our Lord to His people in ever-increasing numbers. This is contextually accurate and lines up with other signs for the Jews.
The interpretation of the Revelation 12 sign we have just seen, is a threat and danger to Israel’s coming salvation. When it arises again in a new form, it will again be a new grave danger to Israel, and again coming from a section of the church!
Isaiah 7:14 “The Lord Himself will give you (Israel) a sign: Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
The great shaking and ingathering:
●We are on the verge of a great shaking – these will be birth pangs which will shake the whole world like never before.
Isn’t it interesting that whenever there are big disasters even unbelievers start praying or at least talking of God. Well, whatever it takes!
●We are on the verge of many Christians being shaken out of their complacency into great personal revival.
●We are on the verge of a massive outpouring of the Spirit of God resulting in salvation going forth to the nations like never before. This will be the “former and latter rain” together. (Hosea 6:3)
●We are on the verge of the Jews suddenly recognising their Messiah and coming to salvation.
●We are on the verge of great judgement falling on the spirit-less church.
●We are on the verge of the greatest deceptions ever in much of the church.
●We are on the verge of much of the church becoming Israel’s great enemy, while some become their true best friends forever!
●We are on the verge of the rapture, a dispensation change to the final seven years – the tribulation period.
Do you want the Lord’s coming to hurry up? I most certainly do. Well here’s how you can participate in the hastening of the Lord. You need to participate in the kingdom message being preached to the world and to Israel.
The end-time message is a kingdom message and not that of divided institutional churchianity.
The Jews are about to awaken to the man-Child – Yeshua and their great salvation. Will you stand with them and support them, or be against them?
Will you replace Yeshua, the man-Child, with the church, the man-Child, who can’t save the Jews because the church didn’t die on a cross for anyone?
My great desire for you is for you to have a soft and broken heart before our Lord in these days of rampant pride, and a teachable head, full of the knowledge, understanding and the wisdom of God. That is the way to peace.
My great desire is for you to feel safe and secure in the truth. Rest in peace in the truth, my friends. Of course you don’t have to. You can rest in the couch of your local shrink as stress and turmoil expands and intensifies with the great shaking to come.
Now we’re in 5778. I give you my assurance that I will continue to seek my Lord with all my heart. I will continue to seek to know Him and make Him known to you in the ways He shows me to.
I will continue to watch, pray, warn and encourage as we go into real exciting times. The things of a prophetic nature I will share with you, will come to pass, you will see it.
I took the background picture from a micro-light flying over the massive, incredible, 15,000sqkm Okavango Delta, and the inset picture of a white-tree with roots that grow out of the rock, in the Namib Desert.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 383: September 19th 2017.
Letter to devastated Christians:
Don’t neglect to read the last chapter!
Sigh, O sign of failure!
Firstly: I’m a pre-tribber. I believe in the rapture, and wish it was yesterday. But this is not it!
As regular readers know, I’ve rejected the interpretation of the Revelation 12 sign doing the rounds. At first, a few years ago, I did consider it on the condition that other Bible signs would be in place. This was all before praying over it and looking into it. I then quickly put it on the shelf, and then rejected it in total.
I came under a fair bit of attack from various Rev 12-sign manipulators and intimidators.
The Revelation 12 sign has been so popularised that the Washington Post, Boston Globe, CBN and others in the secular media have been reporting on it.
The sign interpretation:
The Revelation 12:1-5 sign and its interpretation is the belief that the “male-Child” of verse five, is the church, which will be “born again” in rapture. (harpazo). They claim that the church was not born at Pentecost only conceived. They claim that the sign is confirmed in verses describing signs in Joel 2:30, and elsewhere. Additional “confirmation” they say is found in Isaiah 66:8, referring to a “nation born in a day”. They claim that the male Child must be a reference to the church because Revelation 12 speaks of the church (at Thyatira) “ruling with a rod of iron”.
Then a giant leap is made to the software programme “Stellarium” (and others) which show a constellation alignment in the stars resembling the biblical sign, but now in astronomical terms. This event occurs on September 23rd 2017, which is presented as the rapture date, which is the same as Rosh Hashanah. They claim that the Stellarium alignment is a once in 7000 year event, making it extremely rare.
●The male Child can only be our Lord and not the church when considering all the surrounding context and other signs for the Jews in other verses. ●The word "harpazo"is used 14 times in the Bible. There is even a satanic harpazo. It can be used of our Lord as well. ●If the church was not born at Pentecost it messes up the relationship of the church age to the Feasts of the Lord. ●Joel 2:30 cannot be used at all because it says what sign it is speaking of, which is the sun, moon and stars going dark at the Second Advent. (Verse31) Besides, Joel is distinctly speaking of tribulation events and has nothing to do with the church age. The use of the term “before” the coming of the Lord does not mean before as in the church age. If you look it up you will see the word can also be translated “because of”!! ●Isaiah 66:7-9 is not speaking of the new-birth of the church. It is referring to the birth of Israel. It even says “Rejoice Jerusalem.” ●The “iron rod” rule refers to our Lord, although a secondary application may include the church in the Millennium.●7000 years in astronomical terms is a drop in the ocean. It is meaningless. The entire convergence is meaningless prophetically. ●The 23rd September is not Rosh Hashanah, which is the 21st – 22nd.
All of the above issues may seem small, but because they have been so dogmatically presented worldwide to prove the rapture date, people are going to be shipwrecked. It is a huge issue!
Because of this new, private interpretation, other doctrines have to be changed in accordance with the domino-effect. Changes are required in the meaning of the new-birth, the way the birth of the church at Pentecost fits the Feast of Pentecost. The meaning of the prophecy of Israel’s birth in one day is now null and void.
There are numerous other doctrinal knock-on problems.
No explanations are given by the signers for all the missing prophetic pieces like plans for a seven-year peace covenant / treaty.
All of this is presented as “100%” proof that the rapture will happen on the 23rd. The entirety of the sign and its interpretation is presented dogmatically as the truth, with the church having been wrong on many of these things all along.
The entire issue is a giant collective error.
Hundreds of new ministries have sprung up on social media promoting the sign. Having many agree with you does not make it truth. It only increases the guilt of all involved, as it damages the body of Messiah.
Collective deception is dangerous because of the contaminated confirmation-bias that runs within it.
Dealing with error:
Bear in mind that the anointing of God is never on error but only on truth. The end result of error is trouble!
Doctrinal error never produces trust. It destroys trust or at least make it very difficult for many to trust the truth once it has been blended with error and exposed as such.
People loose reverence and respect for the prophetic word, for the Bible, the watchmen and ultimately for God.
Doctrinal error is a playground of pride, ending in poisonous, relationship-destroying bitterness. Manipulation and intimidation are fruits of error and the authoritarianism of the devil himself.
The wise will see these traps from a distance, and steer clear.
We are to be guardians of the truth not apostles of error!
Too many are motivated by the need for, and love of self-importance and self-affirmation. The collective approval of man is always dangerous.
In these dangerous days you need to take heed you are not deceived. If you don’t, you will be deceived. Our Lord said so, so be vigilant. Almost every passage in the Bible relating to these end times is accompanied with warnings against deception and error. You can’t say you haven’t been warned!
Even miraculous signs and wonders do not mean that they are true. The only way to avoid deception is to know the Bible well, and the Spirit of truth – its author.
The Bible says of our Lord: “I am the truth.” Then it says, “Your word is truth,” and then, “the Spirit is truth.”
If you want to walk right with God in all truth, you need to walk closely with our Lord, His word and His Spirit, shed abroad in your hearts. You need the spiritual gifts as well, specifically of revelation and discernment. You need the whole package deal.
The Spirit of truth and spirit of error:
Both will eventually manifest with their fruits. You can already see the pride, anger and bitterness with many of the signers against us who reject the error.
The great danger of the spirit of error is that it progresses, deepens and worsens. It is a big deal simply because it kills the truth. You can’t really kill truth, but you can kill or obscure it in someone else’s eyes.
A person who has been infiltrated by the spirit of error in certain areas quickly becomes un-teachable, because you can’t reason with a spirit of error.
All error has damaging effects. Big errors can wreck people’s lives!
Make no mistake, you Revelation 12 signers, you are responsible for the damage you do, even if that was not your intention.
Many people are legitimately ignorant of the Bible because they are new believers. Many have a low IQ or are illiterate and easy prey for the spirit of error.
But there are heavy warnings for those who lead the vulnerable astray!
Isaiah 9:16 “The leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.”
Malachi 2:8 “You have departed from the way; you have caused many to stumble...”
The spirit of error will be back and many of the same people will be its new disciples – Blind disciples of YouTube, deceived and deceiving!
YouTube is a powerful platform for the dissemination of deception worldwide, quickly, intentionally or not.
Many lives may be spiritually lost or at least damaged because of this. Many will be thrown into confusion and despair.
When people use manipulation like “God told me” they are calling in God to back them up. They are giving themselves great self-importance and self-affirmation. But they will soon see that it is god and the spirit of error whom they’ve called in when their entire castle falls down.
The evangelists and defenders of the Revelation 12 sign have become an exclusive club, condemning others who don’t agree with them. They have elevated themselves, of course without admitting it.
If you join them, I tell you now, you are wrong.
They have become the mockers and scoffers of those who search the scriptures! Of course they say that we don’t search the scriptures because we don’t see what they do.
Bible prophecy is 100% accurate 100% of the time! Yes it is, but the Rev 12 sign version is about to be revealed. Will it be a product of the spirit of error? – Yes, it will!
When teachers come up with new revelation, they need to be especially on guard. It gives them a sense of importance and God-imputed spiritual authority, which has a powerful appeal to pride. That is just when the Spirit of truth leaves them and the spirit of error comes in with illegitimate authority.
I do not believe that the originators of the Revelation 12 sign and a few others have intended to deceive anyone. Their motives are right. But we are dealing with spirits!
The big bottom line in all of this is: Did it come to pass?
Candidates for deception:
Here is a list of the types of people who are candidates for continuing deception:
●Those who elevate an individual - If he said it, that settles it. ●Those who receive private, or personal interpretation of the Bible. ●Those who continue to be deceived over and over again. ●Those with personal ambition. ●Those who are unteachable. ●Those who are ignorant of scripture. ●Those with no fear of the Lord. ●Those who reject the fullness of Spirit.
There are many more – you can add your own favourites.
If you ignore Spirit-led Bible teaching, you have no right to hear from God and you won’t, but you will hear the voice of many other spirits sounding like God.
God has told us to judge all things and to judge prophets and prophecy. (1 Corinthians 2:15) Any prophet not willing to be judged must be avoided. The Revelation 12 signers have spewed judgement on all who reject their view and work, and are stone deaf to any judgement on their work.
Counter judgement or firing back obviously means no repentance is required!
Error sticks like glue, but it also protects itself in a dark cloud. If you can get rid of it, it knows you and how vulnerable you are to it, and it comes back. Error is as unyielding as concrete. It is born in a lie. The great Christian error of the Revelation 12 interpretation says: “You search the scriptures, but if you don’t find what we find, we will attack and condemn you!
The Bible does not say, “Study to show yourself approved to the Revelation 12 signers”.
Watchmen are watchmen of the Lord, not watchmen of YouTube! Watchmen are listeners as well. They listen to the still small voice of God in their hearts.
Repentance is a wonderful thing. It sets free from many prisons. Failure to repent is terrible, but a return to error after repentance is worse and a great entrapment.
Have you ever noticed or wondered why it’s always the same people who get hoodwinked and bamboozled into error? I say again – it’s because they have entertained and made welcome the spirit of error.
There is a powerful bewitching force behind the spirit of error. It seldom comes upon people in one big flash. Like a spell, it entices and progresses and becomes more and more attractive, deepening the blindness of the individual as it goes.
If you are really looking for our Lord, you will find Him in your godly fear, and it will produce in you brokenness, holiness and a leading into truth.
The big bottom line is the leading of the Spirit. Knowledge of the scriptures is absolutely vital.
The leading of the Spirit is not the approval of man! The Spirit of God never works through hype and manipulation – never! The hype created around this Revelation 12 sign is a tragedy and a perfect sign that it is not of the Spirit of truth.
Today like never before, people need people they can trust. Not people who go blindly from one deception to the next and most certainly not people who use hype, manipulation and intimidation to gain control.
To be doctrinally correct, you have to have all the pieces of the puzzle together and in their right place. There are still various end-time signs outstanding. You must obey the laws of interpretation and not cherry-pick from one dispensation to another.
Dispensational context is vital to correct interpretation. You can’t take verses from Joel, Isaiah or others in the Old Covenant, dealing with Israel and the Jews and use them for church-age signs.
Your doctrine must not violate other doctrines or contradict other verses, of scripture.
There is a great deal of importance in correct hermeneutics exegesis, application and interpretation. It’s a vital, vast subject and requires much study. But it is glorious and worth it.
In the past many have come up with revolutionary new private interpretations. Many of them have had similar characteristics surrounding them as we have here. They have all been crushed and killed by truth, standing as an eternal pillar.
The verse below is so relative to this situation and our time today:
Jeremiah 23:30-32 “’I am against the prophets’, says the Lord, who steal My words, everyone from his neighbour. I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who use their tongues and say, ‘He says’. ‘Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,’ says the Lord, and tell them, and cause My people to err, by their lies and by their recklessness. I did not send them or command them.’”
My friends, you need to be discerning. You need the revelatory gifts, the gifts of spiritual warfare and protection in these deadly dangerous days, especially now that we are on the verge of it all getting far worse – quickly.
Now that the Revelation 12 sign has failed (if you’re reading this after the 23rd), you signers can’t say that you were right. You must say that you were wrong. If you say you were right or “I didn’t set a date,” you are relinquishing and renouncing responsibility. In effect you are handing over that responsibility to God and saying He is wrong.
Accountability is on language, intention and action. The problem with all the Revelation 12 signers is that there is no caution in their words.
Many are being prepared now to receive false prophecies in greater dimensions and lead God’s people astray. All teachers have a great responsibility upon them. Many have no right to be teachers. They are self-appointed!
Because error in the things of God is a spirit, it is alive and morphs into deception and then into a curse, which is much more powerful and difficult to get rid of. One of its terrible characteristics is that it always comes back and not necessarily in the same form.
Personally, I have no problem with looking at dates and will do so myself in the future again, because God’s word commands us to. But, in this case you can’t have it both ways. It’s simple linguistic logic. You can’t say that the rapture will occur on the 23rd but you’re not setting a date. That is not logical. It is trying to cover all your bases and relinquish responsibility.
What will be interesting to see on the 24th September and beyond are all the excuses. I somehow think few will repent. Some will. Some will disappear into the woodwork. The ones who don’t repent are guaranteed to be the ones that will be back with the next deception.
If its “100% for sure” and “God told me,” and now the 23rd comes and goes uneventfully, the Revelation 12 teachers must now blame God and criticise Him. Obviously it’s God’s fault!
It must be empty excuses, blaming God, or repentance. The latter being the only true way, but that will still leave many shipwrecked believers.
Many of these teachers need to do the right thing and get out of all forms of ministry. Many need to close their YouTube ministries down. In fact, I considered applying for some to be closed, but then I decided against it, due to the last chapter in this edition.
I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. Not all who have got into this Revelation 12 sign are false prophets. A false prophet is one who is of another, false spirit and not just someone who you don’t agree with or have a temporary problem with.
Also bear in mind that attacking an error is not always attacking the person.
But also please note the following two verses:
Romans 16:17 “Note those that cause divisions contrary to the doctrine which you have leaned, and avoid them.”
2 Timothy 4:3-5 “...They will heap up teachers for themselves and they will turn their ears away from the truth...But you, be watchful in all things...”
To those who have been devastated, hurt, injured or attacked by the signers:
So, now that the sign has failed, leaving behind a trail of devastation, what are you going to do?
Back in the 80s I read a book by Gene Edwards entitled “Letters to devastated Christians”, from which I derived the title of this edition. His main point was that it is primarily the responsibility of the individual for getting “devastated” in the first place.
That is largely true, but as I have said here, there is also a great responsibility on the teachers. So healing is needed in both quarters.
As you grow in our Lord, especially in these days, you need to grow in the discernment of spirits, knowledge of God, and understanding of all of His word and godly wisdom.
The way out is costly and is the opposite of man’s way of thinking. It is to forgive, release, let go and learn any lessons that are there to be learnt, and move forward.
In spite of devastation, have an attitude of thankfulness, that you are a child of God. Thankfulness always brings a spirit of grace into your life. Be thankful that things were not worse. Be thankful that you will soon walk in glory with our Lord. Humble yourself in God’s sight and He will lift you up and give you sight!
To the hurt, our Lord says: “I will be a father to you.” But you must meet the conditions: “Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God”.
John 16:1 “These things I have spoken to you, so that you should not be made to stumble.”
There is always safety and security in the revealed word of God.
1 Peter 3:13-14 “Who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake, you are blessed. Do not be afraid of their threats nor be troubled.”
Okay, okay, enough said on all of this, but we can’t leave it here. Reconciliation is where to leave it. These things had to be addressed though. Hopefully we won’t have to deal with this again for another 7000 years.
Repentance is a wonderful, healing thing. Because many of the teachers (not all) involved in this are mature Christians, I just know that they would wish to make things right and be right with God and man.
I can only speak for myself. Based on their repentance, and letting things go, I must say to all the signers, that I love you. I want the best for you, as I do for me, so I’m burying the hatchet with no malice. I hold out an olive branch to you and wipe the slate clean.
Dear readers, if you look outside towards the horizon and see smoke rising – that’s a bunch of us smoking a big peace-pipe together.
We will continue to watch and pray. The coming of our Lord draws ever nearer. We will see and know the time.
Isaiah 52:8 “Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together. They shall see eye to eye when the Lord brings back Zion.”
I took these pictures out in our wilds. There is the remains of a 2000 year-old Camel-thorn Tree in the desert, a waterfall in the forest, and a girl. I superimposed them all into one just for fun!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 382: September 12th 2017.
The great Jonah sign for today!
Jonah is the man!
We all know the Jonah story pretty well, but few know of the significance it has for today and the incredible truths contained in this amazing prophetic sign and its surrounding issues. There is a powerful consistency here with all the other signs I have mentioned of late.
“Jonah and the whale” doubters and sceptics, please read on, this is really for you! There is a powerful and important message here for you and the whole world!
Matthew 16:4 “A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.”
The incredible name - Jonah:
One would think that his name would have a meaning associated with fish. But no, his name means – “Dove” (Strong’s H3124)
It was a dove that descended onto our Lord’s shoulder as He arose from water baptism. (Matthew 3:16) It was a dove that was associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost when the church was born. (John 1:32)
But the Holy Spirit is also represented as fire in numerous passages. Fire cleanses, purifies and is seen in judgement! Fire also creates and gives light and power. It is the fullness of the Holy Spirit that gives revelation insight through the gifts of the Spirit.
Note well that the dove of the Holy Spirit descended after the cross which was the judgement on sin.
The dove is a universal sign of world peace today, but more on that further down.
There is much more in the message of the dove, which is little known. In Old Covenant times the dove was used as a sacrifice for sin by those who couldn’t afford a lamb or get hold of one.
Leviticus 5:7 “If he is not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring to the Lord, for his trespass which he has committed, two turtle doves, one as a sin offering and one as a burnt offering.”
Luke 2:24 “Yeshua was presented in Jerusalem to offer sacrifice according to the law of the Lord; ‘A pair of turtledoves.’”
What is the sign and the message of Jonah?
Jonah spent three days and nights in the belly of the fish, which our Lord related to Himself in type. This referred to His death, burial and resurrection in three days and nights.
The sign is Yeshua, the King of the Jews – crucified and risen! The sign is the complete work of the cross. The sign incorporates judgement upon sin at the cross, payment for sin by our Lord and resurrection to a world called the kingdom of God, which is a kingdom of victory and peace.
The sign also relates to water baptism by full immersion, which itself is a type of death, burial and resurrection of our Lord.
Jonah came from a town called Gath-Hepher, which is actually a section of Nazareth today.
The name Gath-Hepher means “wine-press”! In those days a “tribulum” was used in the circular wine-press to crush the grapes. This refers to the coming great tribulation, the “winepress of God”. (Revelation 14:17-20)
The message of Jonah is that man is accountable for sin and judgement is real.
The very essence of sin is pride. “Pride goes before destruction.” (Proverbs 16:8)
As pride goes before destruction, so peace comes after repentance. Pride obstructs repentance because pride’s side effect is blindness. You can’t see your sin when in a world of pride. But in the light of God all sin and sinners will be seen and shattered!
Revelation 6: 14 “The sky receded as a scroll, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.’”
Note in this incredible tribulation verse above that even world leaders, and all people outside of the cross, and still in their sin cannot look at God! They run to hide from His purity, holiness and light.
We, as believers can look at God in confidence because we look through the cross, which has made us pure as He is pure.
The message of Jonah is contained in his message to Nineveh, which was to repent and have peace, or judgement and hell is coming.
Jonah delivered two big all-important prophecies, which relate to today.
Jonah himself became perhaps the most important prophecy ever. He himself encapsulated the work of the cross in his time in the whale. Likewise, our Lord was in the tomb three days and nights and then arose.
The great sign and message of Jonah is for the Gentiles and very much for the Jews as well. (Mathew 12:39-40)
Matthew 12:41 “...A greater than Jonah is here!”
The sign and message is that of the Dove, the Lamb, and the Lion! Yeshua is the Saviour and the Judge!
The sin of Jonah:
Okay, so we have the sign and the message, but what of the sin of Jonah!
The sin of Jonah is the sin of a great deal of the church today! It is refusal to deliver God’s warning to the world. It is refusal to bring the message of world-peace to the world – exclusively through the cross!
It is refusal to take the gospel to the Jew.
Jonah was commanded by God to deliver a message of repentance to Nineveh, or they would be destroyed. Jonah took off and went the other way. His desire was to see Nineveh destroyed, not repent! So God arranged to spoil his whole day! He had Jonah thrown overboard as he fled and shipped out. He arranged for a passing big fish to swallow him.
God then arranged for the fish to spit him out on the beach. Jonah then went and reluctantly delivered the message.
To his shock and horror, most (not all) of Nineveh repented and judgement was spared.
Today the church of self-gratification, and self – motivation, and all the dead spirit-less churches, are in this same boat.
Tragically for much of the church today, “Judgement begins at the house of God.”
Too many are one with the sin of Jonah. Too many have joined the Ninevites! Churches today won’t deliver the message to the world which is peace through the judgement of the cross, or eternal judgement.
Thankfully, many churches are delivering the message of repentance to the world. They are the real messengers of the cross, being cross-bearers themselves.
For whom is the sign today?
Nineveh was the largest city in the world in its day. It was called “exceedingly great” and stretched 30 miles along the Tigris River. Babylon was also called “exceedingly great.” End-time Babylon represents the nations of the world. The world most certainly thinks it is great and self-sufficient.
The name Nineveh means: “Abiding offspring.” Interestingly, the offspring of the sin of Nineveh was abiding! It returned soon after their repenting, resulting in the total destruction of the city. Today, Mosul, (modern day Nineveh) is still full of the abiding sin of Islam – awaiting destruction.
The city had become filled with evil, sin, witchcraft and wickedness of all sorts.
The sins of Nineveh were primarily of pagan worship, occult practice, sexual immorality, human sacrifice, and enslavement of the people.
Amongst the prevalent pagan practises was the worship of the fish-god Dagon. No wonder the people repented when this man Jonah, smelling of fish walked into their midst!
By the way, the Catholic and Anglican mitre, (fish-shaped hat) was designed that way in honour of the fish god Dagon. (Look it up)
Today the sin of Nineveh is an “abiding offspring” but for the whole world. All the sins of the world can be brought down to one word and that is unrighteousness. All unrighteousness is sin. (1 John 5:17)
The message of Jonah today is for the whole world, the Jews and the whole church!
Jonah’s message to Nineveh was that their sin, evil and wickedness had now gone beyond God’s mercy and like in the days of Noah and Lot, judgement was coming if they did not repent.
Jonah the dove and Noah’s dove:
The name Jonah means “Dove” as we have seen. The name Noah means “Rest.” Both are gloriously related.
Genesis 8:9-10 “The dove found no resting place and returned to the ark because the waters were on the face of the earth. So Noah waited another seven days and again he sent the dove out from the ark.”
By the way, Noah entered the ark seven days before the flood came. Ring any bells?
Jonah got thrown into the sea to become food for a big fish. This was a type of judgment because he disobeyed God’s word to warn the people. Noah was also “thrown” into the sea of judgement but in a big boat of protection because he obeyed God’s word to warn the world of judgement.
In Jonah’s case Nineveh did repent, but not fully and completely, so the sin returned in a worse state and the city was destroyed.
In Noah’s case the world ignored his warning and was destroyed.
Interestingly, Jonah the dove was sent out twice to Nineveh. The first time he ran away. The second time he went as whale vomit.
Noah was floating on top of the judgement of God upon a non-repentant world. Noah sent out a dove twice! The first time it came back empty handed. The second time it came back with a twig of an olive branch symbolising the end of judgement and a new dispensation, a world of peace.
The peace didn’t last because sin came back, and peace flew away.
This is why the dove has become a worldwide symbol of peace, but outside of the cross, it won’t last.
Here is the all-important take-home: Both Jonah and Noah have many consistent messages and themes. For the world today it’s just the same! Nations of the world, your judgment is just around the corner. You can do the wise thing and heed the message – repent now and find resultant peace.
If you don’t your days are numbered and your judgement has been spelt out by God who cannot lie.
Noah warned the world for 120 years. Jonah gave Nineveh a 40-day warning.
There are dozens of accounts in the Bible of God destroying those who stand in the way of Israel coming to salvation. One of the great sins of Nineveh in Jonah’s time was hatred for and resistance to the children of Israel.
Nineveh stood in the way of Israel. It had been a long-time enemy of Israel. (Nahum 2:13) Much of the violence of Nineveh was against the children of Israel. The message of Jonah to the church today is repent fast of your abomination-doctrines of replacement theology. The message to the world with its anti –Semitism, is repent now and fast.
Upon repentance, judgement will be stayed and peace will come. Do you think the world will repent of anti-Semitism and the church of replacement theology? No sir they won’t, but yes sir, many will.
As with Nineveh many repented, but it didn’t last and eventually the judgement of destruction came.
We see the same principle in many other Bible stories:
Moses led the children of Israel through the Dead Sea to the Promised Land. But God killed Israel’s enemies in pursuit.
It’s not a good idea to get in God’s way in relation to His people!
Bear in mind that it was the Nineveh invasion that split Israel in two and caused the northern tribes to flee into exile.
This has direct implications and relevance for the world today.
Dividing the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem is not very clever, as the world and much of the church is about to find out!
Do you know that it was our man Jonah who was responsible for the entire land of Israel being restored in his day? Again that has implications for today. The message of repentance to the world must include, not dividing the land of Israel.
2 Kings 14:25-26 “He restored the territory of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the Sea of Arabath, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gath Hepher.”
The sign for the Jews:
The message of Jonah was for an enemy of Israel – Nineveh. The sign of Jonah is also for the Jews. It is: Yeshua is Lord. He is the Messiah, the pierced and crucified one, born of a virgin in Bethlehem, the Dove of God! (The words in bold here are in the Old Covenant, as well as the New!)
Hosea 11:10-11 “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars, then His sons shall come trembling from the west; they shall come trembling like a dove from Egypt, like a dove from the land of Assyria (where Nineveh is) and they shall dwell in their own homes.”
The sign of Jonah parallels the sign of Noah, the sign of Isaiah 7:14 (the virgin) and the sign of Revelation 12. They are all consistent in that they speak of the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, and Him being recognised by the Jews.
Our Lord says to the Jews: “You will be like the wings of a dove, covered with silver and her feathers with fine gold.” (Psalm 68:13)
Have you ever seen a silver and gold dove? It is what Israel will soon become!
Repentance for today:
Acts 17:30-31 “These times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness...by the Man who was raised from dead.”
The message is that judgement and hell is real and that the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord is very real. The message is that there is salvation in no other, but you need to wake up to these things now.
The message is do not stand in the way of salvation coming to the Jews in any way. The message is do not divide the land of Israel or the city.
The message for today is huge judgements and destructions are coming like the world has never seen before. If the nations would repent they would be spared and have peace.
We know from numerous other prophecies that the world will not repent! We know that the world will try to kill the truth, kill our Lord, and kill His messengers and His people, the church and the Jews.
Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace says the Lord for the wicked.”
The message is; repent and have peace or judgement is your lot!
The message is for right now, starting with Rosh Hashanah in a few weeks time. That’s when the final clock starts ticking.
Here’s a nice verse for those who think our Lord is only a gentle little inoffensive Lamb:
Luke 19:27 “Bring those enemies of mine, who did not want me to rule over them, and slay them before me.”
The message of Jonah is to bring revival to Gentile nations – Israel’s enemies and turn them into Israel friends.
The message of Jonah is for the Jews. Open your eyes, your time is now.
My friends, it is repentance that brings peace, but it is also repentance that brings revival.
A major prophetic turning point:
Do not take this lightly.
Right now we are at a major turning point. The world is going to see forerunners to the tribulation period increase dramatically, like never before.
Understand that I am in no way suggesting that we are in the tribulation period. We are not. We are in a time of increasing labour pains before the tribulation. The tribulation period is the labour pains and the birth is the new world – the Millennium.
Many of God’s servants are sleeping during the approaching storm and having their ear tickled with nice happy, have your best life now, motivational teachings from blind wolves in pulpits.
Hebrews 12:25-27 “See that you do not refuse Him who speaks, for if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on the earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but the heaven. This ‘once more’ indicates the removal of things that are made, that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.’”
Haggai 2:6-7 “Once more I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory, says the Lord of Hosts.”
Once grace and mercy has been rejected, the judgements of God come, first in preliminary form, then in intermediate form and then in final totally devastating form.
We are now in the final days of the age of grace and long-suffering of the Lord. Then comes a huge dispensational change, the rapture and the tribulation period, which itself will go from preliminary to intermediate to its final devastating form.
God’s kingdom cannot be shaken, but will soon expand to include all of the kingdoms of this world after repentance. This will be the Millennium - a world of peace where the Dove, the Lamb and Lion will rule supreme.
Psalm 55:6 “Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then I would fly away and be at rest.”
Where is your treasure?
Do you have diamonds in the sky, pearls of great price, gold and silver, all laid up for you in the world soon to arise?
Is your name written in the sky by the one true Skywriter?
I took these pictures on the Chobe River Botswana. Putting them together represents peace or judgement as seen in the flood.
If you would like to see more pictures of the Chobe River, click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 381: September 5th 2017.
War of the Worlds!
►At the time of writing hurricane Irma is now a cat 5 and is heading towards Florida, USA. The name “Irma” means “world” or “universal!” Do you see the title of this edition? Coincidence?
Is your heart full of the world? If so, be careful, a war of the worlds is about to break out and just may give you a bit more than a heart attack!
Worlds at war defined:
The earth is not the world. The earth was created by God. The world was created by Adam. The world is Adam’s proud product. In a sense Adam (mankind) and his world rides the earth like cowboy riders of the storm... all the way to doom!
The original word used in the Bible for “world” is “kosmos.” It has three applications: ●The material world. ●The inhabitants of the world (unsaved). ●The affairs of the world-system.
1 Corinthians 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 3:19 speak of the “spirit of the world” and the “wisdom of the world.” Other verses speak of the “nature of the world”, the “corruption in the world”, its “defilements, lusts and pride”.
There is a clear and planned, organised system behind the world, with its own mind, morality and value-system. This world system is “evil.” It is “hostile to God.” It “hates Yeshua.” It “knows not God.” It “cannot receive the Spirit of God.” Friendship with it makes you an “enemy of God.” It is “dark.”
The world consists of all that is sinful, evil and wrong. But it also consists of politics, education, science, medicine, technology, literature, art, law, commerce and industry, entertainment and much more that is of human good, or apparently neutral.
Ephesians 6:12 “...We wrestle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age (world)...”
Mankind is inextricably linked by birth to the blood of Adam, which is in a sense, the blood of the world. There is only one way out of the world, which is not by rocket ship. It is by death!
All who are born of Adam and still outside of the cross, trend away from God! This is because of the power of Adam and his god, Satan, in their blood.
1 John 5:19 “The whole world lies under the power of the evil one.”
The world hates the word and is making war with all that is of God. This has been a long-enduring war, but is intensifying now. Note in the verse above the term, “The power of the evil one.” It is this driving satanic power that is now worsening fast.
Everything of the world is under judgment. Not just its sin.
John 12:31 “Now is the judgement of the world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.”
The world has no future except to be destroyed and re-constituted by our Lord, and for our Lord, in the Millennium.
We are not called to make the world a better place, although our very presence does shed light in the world. We are called out of the world. We are called to holiness which means “separation!”
Separation to God is always active. It is separation away from the world and its god and his power. We are called out of the world, even by name! The root word for church is ekklesia. “Ek” means to “come clean out away from!” Does that describe you?
We are required to be other-worldly and detached. That does not mean that we have nothing to do with the things of the world. It means there must be an invisible break, a barrier and a separation between it and us.
We are in Messiah. That means we are not in the world, just as He is not. We are in the world now physically, but not “of it” in any way. (John 17:16)
Once we have “tasted of the powers of the age to come” we will be free from the consuming power of the world. (Hebrews 6:5)
John 15:19 “If you were of the world, the world would love its own, but because you are not of the world; I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”
1 John 4:5 “They are of the world and therefore speak of the world, and the world hears them.”
James 4:4 “Whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
Have you burned your bridges to the world, or are you going back? Does the world hate you? Does the world think of you as its friend?
Winning the war by dying:
The world’s light is really darkness! We, as Christians are its only true light which shines relative to our separation from the world. The closer we get to the world, the less we shine and see, because darkness envelops us, and God blinds us more and more.
1 John 5:4 “Whatever (whoever) is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.” (“Whatever,” in this verse also includes the things which we sanctify.)
Galatians 6:14 “I have been crucified to the world and the world has been crucified to me.”
The world really hates us as true Christians because it can’t get at us. To really get to us it must go through the great barrier of separation – the cross. We are on the far side of the cross! In a sense, we are untouchable by the devil and his world!
If you are applying the cross to your life, you will be crucified (dead) to the world. But there is a wonderful duality here. The world will also think of you – “You’re dead meat to me. I can’t use you for anything”.
This is when the world loses its grip on you and you overcome it.
The world wars against us as believers. We have been given “weapons of warfare” and “defences” against the devil’s weapons and the power of God. (2 Corinthians 10:4) We must use these gifts of the Spirit, or remain defeated.
Most of us were raised by the world. We now need to kill the world for ourselves and let it see us dead to it! We kill the world as we die on the cross, which is now the barrier between it and us! – What wonder!
Imagine winning a war by dying on a cross, being raised to new life and then taking up our own cross, defeating the world as we go forward in it!
We die to the world to be free of the world. We die to self to be free of Adam’s cursed call to “eat” the fruit of the world. We are to die to the world, which raised us, which is what now raises us above it!
When you are dead or at least indifferent to the world and its ways and attractions, you are on the right track. Even at this late stage in the prophetic future of the world, you can and must get on that track and begin your own momentous journey away from the world towards glory.
The world goes to war with us, but it is blind to the great barrier – the cross before it. The world is blind to the great impassable gulf between it and us and it will fall into that fiery ditch! (Luke 16:26)
When you stand separated and apart from the world and its ways, you are seen by them as a rebel, or an enemy. The unsaved will think you are odd and strange, but some will see something mysterious and extremely attractive in you.
These ones are your witnessing targets.
Unfortunately too many Christians fear the world’s displeasure and are afraid to let go of it. It will also not let go of you!
Galatians 1:10 “...Do I still seek to please men? If I still sought to please men, I would not be a servant of Messiah.”
John 12:43 “They loved the praise of men rather than the praise of God.”
Beware; the world is good at re-converting Christians who have thrown aside the power of the cross!
The fruits of the world and the word:
So why then does the world hate righteousness, holiness and its adherents? It’s so that the fruit of their god, Satan, which is sin and evil can flourish. You see, sin grows and produces its fruit only in one type of ground. That is “ground” devoid of the cross of Calvary!
The fruits of worldliness, no matter how good, are a poisoned apple!
Both the kingdom of the world and the kingdom of God produce fruit. One is rotten fruit, exceedingly destructive and hell-bound, the other is pure, holy and eternally enduring.
The fruits of the Spirit are well known to us, but these break down into many more, which are all being eroded and destroyed now.
The world celebrates the destruction of restraint in society and the advance of sin and evil. They deplore the advance of holiness, finesse, sophistication, morality, integrity, ethics, godly character, and virtue.
Modern unsaved man can never know himself. He cannot know what sin is because the “light” of darkness being emitted from the world keeps him blind and ignorant. Only in God’s light do you get sight of sin and the power to defeat it.
The sinful fruit of the world is a product of its root. The decay can’t be stopped. Judgement is the only answer for the root and fruit of the world!
Isaiah 13:11 “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.”
Isaiah 24:4-6 “The earth mourns and fades away; the world languishes and fades away. The haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinances and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth. The inhabitants of the earth are burned and few are left.”
The futile, impossible war:
You can’t go back and undo the results of WW11. You can’t undo the Holocaust, or D-Day, or V-Day (The victory of the allies.) You can’t undo the defeat of the Nazi’s.
In fact you can’t undo anything in history. Or can you?
You can’t undo the victory of the cross of Calvary. You can’t go back and undo the resurrection and the ascension. You can’t undo the once-off payment of the cross for sin. You can’t undo the power of the cross now available to Christians.
If you could, you would have to go back not 2000 years, but to a time before the creation of the world. (Revelation 13:8, 1 Peter 1:20)
You see, in God’s entire scheme of things, the Lamb was slain before the foundation of the earth! That’s when the victory was achieved!
Likewise, we were chosen before the foundation of the world.
So for Satan to win or defeat the living God and His ways and word, he would have to go back to the foundation of all things and change the outcome back there. Satan and his host can’t do that. The victory is signed, sealed and delivered. It is untouchable.
Amazingly, this glorious victory cancels out our history of sin! Have you ever wished that you didn’t do something that was a real abomination? Now, in and through the cross you can wind the clock back and undo all sin. You can “redeem the time” (Ephesians 5:16) But the world can’t do that.
Sorry world, you can’t be saved. Your doom has already occurred in God’s scheme of things. You are done. It’s over and it’s finished. Victory has already been declared! D-Day (the cross) has already produced V-Day – the greatest eternal victory.
World, you can war against us all you like, the worst you can do is kill the flesh, which in itself would be delivering instant eternal victory to all who have the imprints of the cross on their lives now.
But listen world; what you can do is go to war with yourselves. You can fight and kill as many of your own as you like. That will only increase your guilt! As I look into God’s prophetic book, I see that is just what you will do!
Talk about a futile war! Fighting a war that you lost a quintillion years ago, is not very clever! And then fighting a war against yourselves is the ultimate civil war!
What futility to go into a war, blind and with military advisers, demonic commanders that are liars, thieves and murderers!
The world’s war is for peace. It is to get rid of opposition to itself! It thinks that will bring peace!
The world’s time is running out fast – very fast. It may run out in months, or in 2018!
The war will intensify simply because of Revelation 12:12 “Satan knows he has little time left.”
***World peace has one major obstacle to it and that is world peace. World peace Adam’s way is cursed and doomed. God’s way for peace will come about – His way – in the Millennium.
They say and sing: “We can change the world and make it a better place.” No you can’t. It has already been made a better place. It has already been made new, holy and righteous. It is already a world of peace, formed on the destruction of this present world kingdom.
God’s kingdom is already here and is in our hearts by the new-birth.
The people of the world can’t see that they are subjects of their king of pride, in his defeated and doomed kingdom.
Job 41:34 “He (Satan) is king over all the children of pride.”
Please understand that the fruit of pride is always spiritual blindness!
It’s just the final manifestation of God’s kingdom that awaits us, and the final manifestation of the world’s eternal judgement. But it is already a done deal. It’s absolutely impossible for the final victory of God’s kingdom not to come about.
World peace the world’s way is cursed peace! This is also why the unsaved of the world can never really find true inner peace. You may find some sort of peace, but it’s empty and essentially cursed by the blood of Adam.
Even if you get to be very successful in life, at the end of your cursed-road, you run into God and then your eyes are opened to your pride-filled, self-led journey and your final end – hell.
When you find ultimate success in the world, you eat it, hug it, live it, embrace it and draw it close. But it’s all cursed, which eventually manifests itself at the Great White Throne judgement.
Many people think success is just over the horizon, so they struggle all their lives up the steep hill. When they get to the top, they find their rainbow-pot, but it’s full of poisoned apples – all cursed.
Here’s the better choice when you go up that steep hill: “I found Your word and I ate it.” (Jeremiah 15:16) As you devour God’s word your eyes open and wisdom floods in, like magnificent fruits.
You see, Satan loves you, sin loves you. The curse of Adam loves you, because you have fed it. Sin now feeds you, and loves you, and you love it because it’s so attractive. It makes you feel good, but then it burns you bad and then sends you to hell!
Then you see that Satan didn’t love you. He just pretended to love you so that he could entrap you and keep you away from the true God.
The people of the world blame God, His word and His people for standing in their way of world - peace.
***The sin-nature always blames the holy-nature for obstructing it.
The language of the world’s agenda is group speak, crowd psychology, and confirmation bias. They all draw from the cursed waters of the sin nature and speak the same thing.
To be at peace, the unsaved must remove the cross and any thoughts of coming judgement. They do not know the word of the Lord: “For judgement I have come.” (John 9:39)
If you get rid of judgement you have anarchy, and a world where anything goes. The problem is that “anything” has a name. It is Satan, and his fruit is always everything sinful and evil.
To produce a new world of peace, you have to reduce virtues and values to the lowest common denominator. Satan is the god of “low!”
The final move of Satan in setting up his new-world (with the aid of the mass-media) will be to remove the cross, kill God’s word and then kill God’s people and then kill God. Talk about a big OOPS! The truth will always be the exact opposite of the “god of low.” We follow the One True God, who sits on High!
You are of immense value to our Lord and His kingdom. Stand securely in these dangerous days. Embrace the cross of Messiah and take up your own cross daily. Draw near to our great God. Seek to know Him more deeply every day.
To truly love our Lord means to love people enough to show them their doom in this world, and how to get out without ever smelling the smoke of hell.
I took these two pictures in the Limpopo region of giant baobab trees. I removed the colour from the background image and added texture. The framed picture is the original.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!