This website is distinctly Messianic, comprising the Abrahamic expression of faith, which is to the Jew and the Gentile with a Hebraic character. We affirm the fullness of absolute truth contained in the Bible, embracing the cross and identifying with the convocations of the Lord as seen in the Feasts, the Sabbath and Passover. We reject the legalism of many in the Messianic movement. We reject the Babylonian Pagan traditions of the church. We consider all people Jews and Gentiles and those in all churches who are truly born of the Spirit of the living God to be one family. We reject institutional organised denominationalism (division). We foresee a great falling away of much of the church in these days, while at the same time a great restoration of part of the church. We affirm and identify with God's plan and call to the Jewish people in these days and will support and stand with them as future brothers and sisters. We stand happily with pre / mid/ and post tribbers. Our slant is cautiously pre-trib, but hey, post tribber...you're still family! Today much error has been added to Christendom and much truth has been removed. The Prophetic Scroll's aim is to deal with these issues and assist you on your road to glory.
I was saved in 1976 and became extremely interested in Bible prophecy, being an ex war-correspondent and photographer. My calling and aim is to share the dramatic and all-important issues of prophecy relating to our day. This is a calling to unfold and share the wisdom of God as contained in His word. There is also much teaching in these pages for your heart. It’s not all prophecy! Please study these things further yourself and understand that the format is non-exhaustive. Please search the scriptures to “see if these be true.” This is a "watchman" and Bible prophecy teaching website.
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●The recent US-led airstrike on Syria has led to a big zero again – so far. Israel was not involved in any way and no involvement came from Russia or Iran. Prophetically, it leaves us watching and waiting again. Of course, Russia may respond militarily at any time. We will watch. But for now it’s a waiting game again, and not the big event many are saying. It does however consolidate the players, identifying them. But they are still in the wings of the stage. There have been many threats and rhetoric from some nations, including Iran, but no action. Do bear in mind that this entire issue is volatile and can change in a flash...and probably will.
●As Israel warms up for its 70-year birthday celebrations, census numbers have been released. The population inside Israel now stands at 8.842 million. This is 43% of world Jewry. I wonder when it will hit the important biblical number of 888. Pretty soon I think!
●Funny thing this: The UN has just celebrated “International Day of Happiness.” Israel ranks highest in the “happiness” stakes – (BIN)
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.
Edition 393: November 28th 2017.
Prophetic Pitfalls and Promises:
From the mouth of God to the heart of man!
The problems come along in that transfer from God to man. God is not confused, and if we hear His voice correctly, we will transfer it to our hearts correctly and also to others.
There is absolutely no chance that the devil will not try to interfere with and confuse Bible prophecy in these days of his fast approaching demise, or, for that matter, your own growth in Messiah.
Bible prophecy can be the most exciting, nourishing and encouraging thing ever, but it can also be a mine field if the laws are not applied correctly.
In fact, in these days if you ignore Bible prophecy, or are ignorant of it, you are like a ship without a rudder, in a huge approaching storm, with rocks ahead.
Simple rules in dealing with Bible prophecy:
●Know your Bible backwards. ●No novices allowed in prophetic ministries. ●Keep things in dispensational context. ●Don’t try to make it say what you want it too. ●If the simple face-value meaning makes sense, seek no other. ●Prophecy will not contradict other verses or doctrine. ●Keep Israel in its biblical place. ●God’s word only comes to life for the humble, broken and cross-bearing seekers. ●Know the enemy well, his tactics, and ways, and stand solidly against him. ●Know the news and what’s going on especially in the Middle East. ●Know the failed predictions and why they failed. ●Immediately reject anyone who says “God told me, it’s 100% for sure,” and the like, when their predictions fail. ●Be careful of receiving prophetic interpretation from people who always get duped!
The prophet’s test:
There are numerous verses dealing with this, which I’ve dealt with many times, but here is another amazing truth.
The test of the modern prophet or watchman is accuracy. How many things has he said that came to pass? How many failed predictions has he been responsible for?
1 Samuel 3:19 “So, Samuel grew and the Lord was with him, and let none of his words fall to the ground! And all Israel knew that Samuel had been established as a prophet of the Lord.”
The verse above is truly profound and so relevant for today! Samuel was establish and recognised as a prophet because his words came to pass!!!!! Do you see how this verse applies to today? He had no failed prophecies because the Lord was in them! If they fail – the Lord is not in them!
Another sure test of a prophet / watchman is seen in how accurately he deals with the word of God. Does he twist or incorrectly apply it?
Here is a serious warning:
2 Peter 3:16 “Paul has written to you in the epistles of these things. Some are hard to understand, which those who are untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the rest of the scriptures.”
The danger of “confirmations:”
God often gives confirmation of His word – not always! Bear in mind that Satan also gives confirmation of a false word or prophecy to hoodwink believers.
Be careful of putting undue emphasis on confirmations, but don’t reject them all.
The message of 1Kings 22:5-13 is incredible indeed: Jehoshaphat inquired of the prophets of Baal if he should go to battle. Four hundred of them said – yes. But he had a check in his heart so he called on the prophet of God – one man, who said no!
Satan’s four hundred were a powerful confirmation, but all wrong! One man, God’s man, was right!
The number of deceived confirmations in agreement with you matters nothing. Learn that lesson fast! Do not follow the masses. A general rule of thumb is that the masses are wrong.
The greatest confirmation is the still small voice in your heart, as long as it lines up with the word. Being led by “confirmations” will get you into trouble.
Very often, people who seek confirmations are manipulators.
But don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Godly confirmations are of God!
False prophecy or failed predictions create doubt, discouragement and then disinterest in the subject. They destroy hope and turn people off. When your guard is down you are in danger. For this very reason, failed rapture predictions endanger many, especially new believers.
On the positive side of things, failed rapture predictions and prophecies identify who to beware of, and warn you not to trust them.
Extra biblical sources may have some validity sometimes, but be very careful. I can’t tell you how many times I heard teachers say that the constellation alignment of the computer program, Stellarium, was in the Bible. It was not!
It was presented as a “great sign” found in the Bible! It was a great lie. I’m not saying there was no constellation alignment; I’m saying there was no prophetic significance or connection at all.
Prophesy is not presumption!
Often great weight or emphasis is placed on non-Bible sources or extra-biblical signs.
Christian “prophets” with a YouTube ministry (and others) convince the gullible, time and time again to receive and follow their good-sounding errors.
The “God told me”, brigade and “its 100% for sure,” crowd were all 100% wrong and caused great confusion, discouragement and a host of problems for the body of Messiah.
I believe in a soon-coming pre-tribulation rapture. I will always watch for the signs of it coming, but I will also always watch for the word of the devil thrown in to the mix.
What for me has become infuriating is all the many, numerous date sets for Nibiru / Planet X to strike and destroy the earth. Again, it is all deception, and dangerous delusion, in this case, carrying a curse to its believers.
Here is one of the verses used by these deceived Nibiru deceivers:
Numbers 24:17 “I see Him, (Messiah), but not now: I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all the sons of the tumult. Edom shall be a possession; Seir also, his enemies, shall be a possession, while Israel does valiantly. Out of Jacob, One shall have dominion, and destroy the remains of the city.”
This in no way speaks of Nibiru / Planet X striking the earth. It speaks of our Messiah, Yeshua arising out of the Jewish people! Talk about getting it wrong!
If you lay two railway lines and they are not parallel, further down the line the separation will grow wider and wider. You need to go back to the start and get it right there.
Many giant delusions throughout church history have been built on one flawed doctrine or verse application after another, making the foundation flawed - and anything built upon it.
Lions, white horses, a donkey, a sword and a bow:
Deception is one of the major characteristics of the end-times, of which the Bible warns repeatedly.
Satan is referred to as a “lion seeking whom he may devour.”(1 Peter 5:8) Our Lord is referred to as the “Lion of the tribe of Judah, coming to devour and destroy” the world in the tribulation period. (Revelation 5:5) Both of these lions, eternally different, come to devour!
The Bible speaks of two white horses charging onto the world stage in the end-times. You don’t want to get these two mixed up!
Revelation 6:2 “I looked and behold a white horse. And he who sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”
In the verse above we see Satan (antichrist) riding onto the stage with a bow but no arrow. That’s the giveaway! He is a deceiver. His main end-time power lies in deception. He will get the masses to receive him. “He deceives the whole world.” (Revelation 12:9)
Now, we come to the true white horse rider. But firstly, He comes to Jerusalem on a donkey. The donkey is a type of the cross. It’s the donkey before the white horse. The white horse rider, who is the antichrist, has no donkey experience. He has no cross and no salvation. He only has deception as his weapon.
Now, well after the events of the cross, we see our Lord flying out of heaven at the Second Coming to complete the job.
Revelation 19:11 “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and Him who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.”
By the way, the worldwide spread of the gospel is also seen as a white horse.
The powers of light and dark:
2 Corinthians 11:14 “Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light...”
Satan is a deceiver. His “light” is in fact dark light. It is spiritual darkness masquerading as light. It is “light” without truth!
So we have a white horse rider with no cross, and light without truth for the end-time drama.
Romans 1:20-21 “Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things nature has made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so they are without excuse...They did not glorify Him as God...and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
People in darkness fall over obstacles because they can’t be seen! In spiritual darkness you can’t even see the deceptions that you are falling over!
Bear in mind that God never annoints error and those peddling biblical errors. - Never!
Revelation 13:13 “He (Satan) performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast...” Behold, I have told you before.
It is people in the dark that have no truth or understanding of it. In spiritual darkness, you will accept the devil and his ways. It will look and sound reasonable and right.
John 8:43-44 “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desire of your father you want to do...There is no truth in him.”
Tragically, most people of the unsaved world love the darkness, because they love evil, which is the fruit of Satan’s darkness.
John 3:19-20 “This is the condemnation, that light came into the world and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. Everyone practising evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
Truth stands forever:
Today, the thoughts, aspirations and dictates of modern man are a growing satanic onslaught on the church. Many churches are even supporting it. Because their error has a white-washed veneer of truth, they legitimise it all.
In the next edition I will share with you some amazing things about the fast growing globalist agenda and its concerted attacks on truth.
I often go back and re-read old books that I read in the 70s and 80s. Some like the books of Charles Finney were written 250 years ago. Some like Watchman Nee’s “Love Not the World” and others of AW Tozer and Derek Prince were written many decades ago and yet they are more appropriate for today than ever before! The truths they contain cut deeply, but also nourish and encourage.
The world is dark and getting darker fast. Many are lost and stumbling around looking for truth.
The Bible will be forever true. Man’s Spirit-less presumptions and assumptions are variable!
Do not trust what the modern world has to say. Do not trust what much (not all) of the modern church has to say. Do not even trust yourself to run your life.
Proverbs 28:26 “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks in (godly) wisdom will be delivered.”
Jeremiah 17:5-9 “Cursed is the man who trusts in man...The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind...”
Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them.”
Recent prophetic pitfalls:
Joel 2:30-32 “I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord...For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance...”
So what are these signs in the sky and when do they appear?
The verses above reveal clearly that they are signs relating to Israel, Jerusalem and the end of the tribulation period. The next few verses continue the same theme:
Joel 3:15-16 “The sun and moon and will grow dark and the stars will diminish their brightness. The Lord also will roar from Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake. The Lord will be a shelter for His people and the strength of the children of Israel.”
Do you see what the sign is? It is the sun, moon and stars growing dark before the Second Advent. And that word “before” does not mean now in the church age! It is not natural occurrences of constellation alignments!
Now let’s have a look at a prophetic abomination:
Isaiah 66:8-10 “Who has heard of such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she gave birth to her children...Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her, all you who love her.”
The above verse is one of the central, key verses used by the Revelation 12 signers to “prove” that the church is this child, to be born again in the future, in one day – the rapture! This is perhaps the worst bit of exegesis I have ever encountered.
The parallel verses destroy their doctrine! Here it is:
Isaiah 26:17-18 “As a woman with child is in pain and cries out in her pangs, when she draws near the time of her delivery, so have we (Israel) been in Your sight, O Lord. We have been with child, we have been in pain; we have as it were, brought forth wind; we have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen.”
Please note that if this is a reference to the church, it is in fact saying that the church has been a failure. No sir- it is applying to Israel, the nation born in a day. She has been a failure in not recognising her Messiah and taking that good news to the world. But we know that Israel will soon see her Messiah and be saved, as indicated in the rest of these verses and in numerous others.
But, please note that these great errors all have consequences for Israel and the Jews and their coming salvation.
Don’t tell a Jew that Isaiah 66:8 does not refer to the birth of Israel as a nation! In fact this verse and other parallel verses refer to the coming salvation of the Jews as well.
●April 2018 sees the 70-year celebrations of Israel’s birth in a day. Spectacular celebrations are being planned, centred around that verse!
The great tragedy is that many Christians, including some of you reading this now have slapped Israel in the face. You have said these verses are not for Israel they are speaking of the coming “new birth” of the church. – Garbage!
Don’t mess with or change the term “new-birth.” There are many verses that you have to change if you do.
You have interfered with the birth of Israel as a nation and their coming birth and salvation. You have not repented. You have set yourselves up to fall into the pitfall of more prophetic errors.
You are developing a most dangerous new form of replacement theology, knowingly or not.
The purpose of prophecy:
●It is to reveal Messiah and His plans, purposes and will.
●It is to shed light on the road ahead for the church, Israel, and the Jews.
●It is to shed light on the attacks and obstacles.
●It is to present grave warnings to all concerned.
●It is to light the path ahead, where to go and where not to go, and grow well and truly.
You know the adage: “You can’t keep a good man down!” Well, that is true for all Bible prophecy. So you might as well just yield to it!
It’s actually very easy to put together a few verses of scripture and make them say what you want them to, while they are not saying that at all and get others to follow you.
There are certain Christians who are immune to falling for false prophecies and big errors. It is those in tune with the Spirit of God! Deception, especially from within the church doesn’t come from people deliberately trying to deceive. It is that they are themselves deceived in the first place.
In the middle of all the turmoil stands the truth and the true believer rooted securely in a godly foundation, like a pillar in the temple and like a bright light on a dark hill.
I wish I could stress just how important it is in these days specifically to know your Bible backwards and to have a humble heart in the fear of God.
Here is one of the great prophetic promises for you:
2 Peter 1:19 (Amp) “We have the prophetic word made firmer still. Pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal, squalid, dark place, until the day breaks through the gloom and the Morning Star arises in your hearts.”
There are always two main ingredients to growth in Messiah. It is your heart - soft and broken before God. And it is your head – full of the knowledge of God.
Brokenness is a powerful thing. It let’s God’s light and truth in. You must not be soft and broken before the devil. You must keep his dark light out!
John 14:29 “Now, I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.”
Matthew 24:25 “See I have told you beforehand.” (Warnings about false prophets)
●If you are with our Lord you will be gathering with Him and His church, if not you are a counterfeit and your main fruit is scattering and causing division.
I took the background picture in the “Wolwedans” (dancing wolves) area of the Namib Desert and inserted the highly endangered Black Rhino painting done by yours truly (my old style.) If you would like to see more pictures of this incredible area and the beautiful game lodge, click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 392: November 21st 2017.
When should you leave a church?
This edition is addressed to believers in churches, to believer’s not in regular churches and to those who receive from YouTube and Internet ministries.
It’s not my business to tell anyone to leave a ministry /church or not. It’s really between you and our Lord. There are some churches that you should never set foot in! But there are a great many in which you can grow well and correctly.
Bear in mind that we are in a unique time in which the Spirit of God is being poured out more and more, enlightening many churches who were not right with God. Many are changing fast and that’s great news. So, our Lord may want you right there to be part of the awakening.
At the same time some churches are growing darker and more dangerous. You must wait on the Lord and move when and if He wants you to move.
If you are a believer not in a local institutional church, and receive from YouTube or other internet based ministries, much the same applies to you.
If you do leave a church, do it correctly and not out of pride or bitterness. There may be situations where you need to run fast from a church and shake the dust from you as you go!
This edition is about some of the pointers you may want to consider.
At the end of the day, it’s not about institutional, organised churches, although they play a part. It’s about the kingdom of God and your personal growth in Messiah in that eternal kingdom.
If you are not growing and moving forward in our Lord, it will have eternal consequences for you. Your reward state is an eternal state. We will all shine as differently as the stars, forever.
The model church / ministry:
The biggest issue within any ministry is its doctrine and application thereof.
It is all revealed in two verses of scripture! Every doctrine of the new covenant fits in here:
Hebrews 6:1-2 “Let us go on to perfection in the elementary doctrine of Messiah: Repentance from dead works, faith towards God, the doctrine of baptisms (plural), of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgement.”
Of course the model church is one that is primarily led by, and actively influenced by the Spirit of God, making it other-worldly, supernatural, and of the kingdom of God.
The Bible reveals clearly that there will be two types of churches in the end days.
One will be a spirit-less, man-made institution, following the dictates of modern man, full of dead doctrine, relevant to the present evil world. It will be full of demons, counterfeits and frauds. It will become a huge world-church.
The second is revealed as a church of victory and glory, with an open door before it, watching, awake, having the “key of David”, loving and keeping God’s entire word, overcoming the world. It is like a “pillar in the temple”. (Revelation 3:7-13) It will be small in number.
The “key of David,” above, refers to a pro-Israel church assisting the Jews. (Isaiah 22:21-22)
Questions for the modern church:
What benchmark, measure or standard are you using for your growth in Messiah?
Are you arrested by the truth, seeking it, and its safety, cleanliness, purity and holiness?
The word “truth” appears 235 times in the Bible. The intensity or frequency of the usage of “truth” increases dramatically in relation to end-time events. Bible warnings against deception increase just as dramatically for these end-times.
The main ingredient for peace of mind and inner rest as you move forward is truth. It is as our Lord gives you His truth to own, internalise and make a part of you, that you endure through to victory and beat discouragement.
Isaiah 30:15 “In returning (repentance) and rest you shall be saved. Quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”
I am constantly amazed at the wisdom of the Bible!
Can your church see dangerous error and approaching deception? Do you know it?
The only way you can know error is by knowing the truth. It is your benchmark. But the catch is; you cannot know the truth while not in the light of God’s revelation.
Psalm 43:3 “Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me...”
Psalm 119:105 “Your word (truth) is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Is your church moving forward? Evil is! Is your church a light shining more brightly as the Day approaches? Is your church being swallowed by the deepening darkness?
Is your church a witness to this world? Are you a living testimony and witness to the world and in fact to other believers too?
The original Greek word for “Witness” is the same as the word for “Martyr” It is Strong’s G3144 “Martyrus.” That puts a more severe and serious emphasis on witnessing! (Thanks Rabbi Jonathan Cahn for that.)
Is your church persecuted for its stand on many issues, especially moral, in these days? Are you persecuted for your walk in the Lord? If not, you really are one of Satan’s good friends.
►The world doesn’t really mind “Jesus”. Their Jesus is the one whom they can control and make say what they want Him to say, and silence what they don’t want. If they can put their words in His mouth – He’s okay then, He’s on their side!
You are powerful when you are separate, clean, in the light and truth!
Without being well founded and established in all truth, you will not be able to resist the end-time onslaught of error. You have no internal resistance. Your internal weapons of defence have spiritual leprosy!
Does your church modify the truth? Do you change verses to suit yourself? It’s a funny thing that churches that lose the most members over time are those that change and modify the truth or miss-apply it. Studies have been done to show that a church that stands against sin and error is unpopular with the masses, but they endure!
The need of watchmen in the church today:
Because of the specific threats and dangers spelt out in the Bible for the end-time church, it goes without saying that it needs specific, called and equipped watchmen.
The office of the end-time watchman is a calling. It involves watching relating to the full prophetic word of present and future events. It also involves watching for false watchers and failed predictors, and warning against them. It involves listening to many hours of other peoples teachings.
It involves knowing exactly where the church is today and what dangers and threats lie ahead.
It involves a deep sensitivity to the Spirit of our Lord and the use of the revelatory gifts of the Spirit. It involves not being a chicken. It involves speaking rebuke and correction. Please bear in mind that it is always the unrepentant who will not receive correction.
The entire end-time scenario is likened to a dark night in numerous verses.
Isaiah 21:11“Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?”
Excuse me for sharing this personal experience, but it’s always so powerfully vivid for me.
I’m a wildlife freak, a conservationist, a nature lover and tree-hugger. I’ve spent a great deal of time working with endangered species and in some of the great and wonderful wild places of Southern Africa. (In the days when I was mobile)
Many times I’ve slept under the stars on one of the thousands of large islands in the 15,000sq.km Okavango Delta. We always kept a fire going through the night to keep the wildlife away. It worked most times! But the amazing thing is that as soon as the night arrives, so do millions of new sounds, new nocturnal beasts and new dangers hidden in the dark.
In the daytime you can see a lion coming. At night you hear it breathing, but you can’t see it. You shine the torch around and suddenly it picks up wide, staring, glowing, fiery lion-eyes in the mist of its breath!
Beautiful sounding, spectacularly coloured little frogs come out to play – so poisonous that just a touch can kill you!
We would divide the night up and one person would sit night-watch for that section of time to keep the fire going and make coffee for the next watchman, while you went to peaceful sleep with lions roaring in the darkness. We would always hear elephant tummies rumbling, but we couldn’t see them.
Sometimes there were just two of us and sometimes I was alone. Night-watch was always a most intense and thrilling time!
The point is that the church today, needs to have a watchman on duty 24 /7! The coming night will bring its own new dangers.
Today, many churches have no watchmen and especially no one on night-watch!
Some churches and YouTube ministries have watchmen repeatedly looking in the wrong places and then proclaiming that to the world! In fact they are a dangerous curse on the body, leaving it wide open to attack, while they ride their dead hobby-horses.
My friends, this ministry, The Prophetic Scroll is not designed to take the place of any church and most churches need not feel threatened. But if you are not getting your fill, please feel free to return here as often as you wish. I will always be watching – and not just for dangerous wildlife.
Special needs in the church today:
Today many Christians are falling apart. Many have the characteristics of a floppy doll! They get knocked flat by every wind of doctrine. They live in a spiritually superficial world with no backbone. They get hit by the stresses and strains of the world.
Is your church able to effectively counsel shipwrecked, stressed out believers?
These editions should make up the backbone of all Christian counselling, but even more so for today. They are radically different to secular psychology and counselling, which mostly compounds people’s problems.
Your journey to maturity:
Do you know that you are in a race to the finish line, and it’s very near? Are you ready for the final sprint to the finish line? The final sprint comes after the long haul of endurance.
Today we are in a spiritually shallow world of instant everything. But Christian maturity does not come that way – deception does!
Today many churches and ministries are influenced and led by the mass-media. It’s their job to desensitise you to sin and evil. Only the Spirit of the living God in your heart can alert you to that and re-sensitise you.
Too many churches today are creators of their own truth, and their own “Jesus.” They have no vision of holiness. The result is an unholy church.
You may have heard about the unforgivable sin, but closely related is the irresistible sin. It is: “I can do it my way.” This was the sin of Nimrod, and Babylon. God commands us to come out of the world and be separate from it. It is only as you come out of the world, that you can go in to deeper maturity.
The irresistible sin is humanism in a nutshell. It involves using the Bible – the dead letter of the Bible, with no revelation.
The irresistible sin will make you ineffective, and impotent. You will not mature in the Lord. You will remain an obnoxious, spiritual brat!
We as true believers live in two worlds. The world we see is dark and getting darker. As true born-again believers in our Lord, most of us are very eager to get out of this crazy doomed world into our new glorious bodies and abodes.
We are often criticised for being “doom-merchants.” Of course the Bible is full of doom for the unsaved world.
But why are the unsaved critical of us for that? It’s simply because they have only one world. They can’t see the kingdom of God. They can only see, touch and experience their own world and we proclaim their one and only world – doomed...as God does!
We long for the doom for the world of darkness, because we know who its god is, and what its destiny is, and because our new world of truth, purity, holiness, glory and majesty will soon be the one and only true, real world.
We long for the doom of this present world system, so that our new universe of eternal, absolute peace and glory will come. The unsaved can’t see our kingdom of light. They have eyes attuned to see the darkness.
Job 24:13 “There are those who rebel against the light; they do not know its ways nor abide in its paths.”
Witchcraft and idolatry in the church:
Many churches are full of idols of illegitimate worship, idols of materialism, nature, money, philosophies, politics, science, technology, humanism, sport, occult worship and even various spiritual doctrines.
Galatians 3:1 “O you foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Yeshua the Messiah was clearly portrayed among you as crucified.”
The bewitching power spoken of above is that of legalism. It shows clearly that a witchcraft spirit can and does work in the church. Note that its first objective is to lead you from the truth. Note that this spirit obscures the cross. It blinds you to the power of the cross.
Isaiah 45:16 “They who are makers of idols shall be ashamed and also be disgraced - all of them; they shall go in confusion together.”
Note that confusion is a fruit of idolatry.
Any church that does not centre on the cross of Calvary and your own cross-bearing is a dangerous place to be. It will be full of the “irresistible sin and blind to truth.
Isaiah 59:13-14 “In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart, falsehood...Truth is fallen in the street.”
There’s a very good method of knowing if you are growing in our Lord. What do you do or where do you go when you are alone and when no one is looking? The Bibles says: “When they were alone they went to their own company.”
Do you retreat into the everlasting arms of our Saviour, or do you turn to the devil and his crowd?
Dangerous churches and ministries:
These would be churches where the Spirit of God is absent. You need to leave.
These churches and ministries will be characterised by half-truths, wrongly applied and some huge end-time false doctrines like replacement theology. This dangerous doctrine is currently morphing into new doctrines, some which began to emerge from the Revelation 12 sign (deception) teachers.
I’m not going to get into this now, because I will soon do something new on this new deadly form of replacement theology.
But all churches without a heart for what God is doing now in Israel are to be avoided, or at least put on notice.
Many other false spirits and doctrines will be found in these spirit-less churches.
The Jezebel spirit will be evident.
Incredibly, there is a growing group of churches and YouTube ministries teaching that the earth is flat!!! Get out of them fast – run, run away. Some of these are amongst the Revelation 12 signers.
Some believe and teach that Nibiru is coming.
Seriously solemn service:
We are in seriously important service to our great King and Lord. This is not a little churchy game!
The effects of our entire Christian lives are monumental forever!
Repentance wipes the slate clean with God. The blood of the Lamb removes all sin eternally, but what it doesn’t do is fill your book of works with works you never did. There will be regret in heaven for all that we should have done and didn’t.
I’m in no way speaking of works for salvation, but after salvation, done through the leading of the Spirit.
Many will have an eternal reward state contained in a wafer-thin book of works – forever, that should have been full.
Many people will get to heaven, wonderfully saved, and then see our Lord open their book of works for their rewards and it will be a book with one blank page!
These are most important, vital issues – more important than you could ever imagine. Don’t waste your life on things with no eternal value. You can’t go back and do life again!
If you seek to be right with man and that man is wrong – Oops! But If you seek to be right with God, and man is right or wrong – you are right and safe!
Be careful who you submit to and be even more careful what you allow to get deep into your being.
You are safe with the cross of Messiah deeply imbedded in your very foundation. If that has broken you – praise the Lord.
Unbroken people minister and share God, the devil, the world, the kingdom, the church, paganism, purity, and dirt in a giant hodgepodge of mixture – essentially all nullified in power.
The kingdom is sin-free. It is everything that has gone through and been cleansed by the cross of Calvary. Those characteristics should be evident and growing in you.
We should be living in inner peace, joy and rest, yet so many are living in stress and torment. It is sin that creates stress! It is everything of the unredeemed kingdom of the world that causes all modern man’s problems.
Is your vision a kingdom vision of wonderful eternal glory, soon to come?
The best church is the one that teaches you to know our Lord more deeply and how to follow Him.
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves, (cross) but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
You do need to consider leaving a church if it is obstructing your growth. Don’t leave the people though – they are family!
Do what you need to do to grow in the Lord.
The Fish Eagle grabbing a fish is a painting I did some time ago. I’ve merged it into a photograph I took of the Augrabies Falls in flood.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 391: November 14th 2017.
Temple Stones – Amazing Signs!
When we look into the history of Babylon and Jerusalem, we see some amazing things that are in fact signs for this generation. There will be no tribulation period start and no rapture until some of these things are at least in sight. Recent signs in the sky are a pure detraction, and a waste of time. All the pieces of the jigsaw must be in place together for anyone to proclaim the rapture or tribulation start.
Babylon – the world:
Up to the time of the tower of Babel there was one universal language. Part of the destruction of Babel (and Babylon), involved the confusing and mixing of language into many, so that the people could not work together, to reach God - man’s way.
The Greek form of the word “Babylon” in the New Covenant means “The gate of God” or the “crossing point to God.” In Hebrew the word Babel means “confusion or mixing together.”
In pagan belief systems, The Tower of Babel was seen as a transfer point between dimensions. It was the place of crossing-over into the heavenly dimension of stars and constellations.
Nimrod was the king of Babylon. He had a bloodline type that represented 666. He is also associated with the number 13, which is the number of rebellion. Nimrod’s symbol was a cross with a loop at the top, known as the “anck”, meaning “The symbol of life and fertility.” Yet he was death personified.
Nimrod had another well-known occult –inspired symbol. It was “X”.
In pagan belief, Nimrod was born on the 25th December – the “Sabbath of Babylon!”
Nimrod was referred to as the king of kings and lord of lords in the Egyptian “Book of the dead.” He was the ruler of a one-world empire system. He was the founder of the modern banking system. He was known as the “ruler of the world”.
To be a king you must have a city and a tower. The two together identify characteristics of the people of that city.
Nimrod defiantly went against God by saying, “We will build a tower, whose top will reach heaven, and we will make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the earth,...” (Genesis 11:4) It was Lucifer who said “I will ascend to the throne of God.”
The people defied God again and said, “We will not be scattered.”
The name “Nimrod” originates from the Akkadian people who according to occult legend, embarked from the planet Nibiru when it visited the earth long ago. Nimrod was closely identified with the god Marduk, the god of Nibiru, and the constellations!
His name means “Rebellion.” Nimrod was known for his ongoing rebellion to God.
Nimrod’s name carries a much more serious meaning: It means the “right to rebel”, or the “right of revolution”. It is the right and duty of these people to rebel against God. It carries the idea of corporate rebellion.
The one thing that identifies end-time Babylon is corporate rebellion to God and rejection of His word and ways.
►The spirit of end-time Babylon is the spirit of antichrist and will always rebel against God’s ways.
The spirit of Babylon lives on in the world-system today. The spirits of Nimrod and other key figures continue today.
Jeremiah 50 & 51 describes the total destruction of end-time Babylon, never to rise again.
Jeremiah 50:39 “The wild desert beasts shall dwell there...it (Babylon) shall be inhabited no more – forever, nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.”
Today there are many who teach that end-time Babylon is literal Babylon, in Iraq which will be rebuilt fulfilling the end-time prophesies of “Babylon the Great.”
If end-time “Babylon the Great” is to be a massive literal city of world commerce, industry and politics, built in Iraq, first you must get rid of Islam, then you need to wait 50 years or so for a city of that significance to be built. And then of course, real “Babylon the Great” – the world-system, gets off the hook of God’s judgement, because it will all fall on that city in Iraq.
You can’t fit all the end-time Babylon verses into one as yet un-built city in Iraq. They don’t fit.
“Babylon the Great” will arise very soon with a new supernatural power. It will be the entire world-system headed by the ancient gods, demons, and devils of old and the antichrist.
Some say Babylon has already been rebuilt.
No, Babylon has not been rebuilt! Saddam Hussein began rebuilding Babylon, but it was not on the original site. He gave up in 2004, and now what remains is a half built tourist centre the size of a shopping mall. – Look it up!
“Babylon the Great” of the end-times can only be the world-system, which would include the cities of the world like New York, Paris, Rome, London etc.
Its ultimate destruction will come about at the end of the tribulation period, as our Lord returns.
Jeremiah 51:8 “Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed...”
Jerusalem - Israel:
In the end days God will restore to Israel a pure language – Hebrew. But look what for:
Zephaniah 3:9 “I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.”
How amazing is that!
At the destruction of the tower of Babel God confused and divided the world into numerous languages, so that they could not work with one accord. Now, here we see the opposite.
God has brought the language of Hebrew out of obscurity for His end-time purpose which will include His people serving Him in one accord – His way! This is a reversal of Babel in a sense.
The Tower of Babel is called “The House of Nimrod” by the Hebrew Rabbis. How right they are! Babylon is the house of rebellion – the house of the antichrist.
The Rabbis believe that the opposite of the wilful rebellion of Babylon is seen in the building of the two Temples and the Third Temple soon to come in Jerusalem. That will be “God’s tower”, so they believe.
Bear in mind that Jerusalem means, “city of peace,” while Babylon means, “confusion”! Today the world of confusion wants to take over the city of peace! That’s also just what Satan wants for you personally – destruction of your peace with his confusion.
Mount Moriah is the spot on which the two previous temples were built and were destroyed. It is referred to by the Rabbis as “the centre of the world.” Today, the Western Wall is actually one of the foundation walls of the Second Temple and not the Temple itself, which was totally destroyed.
The meaning of Mount Moriah is, “heavenly light or vision”.
The Hebrew Sages teach that the Western Wall will never be destroyed. Yeshua said “Not one stone will be left standing upon another” applying that to the Temple itself and not the Western Wall which is the foundation.
Jerusalem has been destroyed and rebuilt nine times but the Western Wall remained. (Nine is the number of finality.)
When the last temple was destroyed, tradition maintains that all the gates of heaven were closed except the Gate of Tears. This is the “gate” or entrance to the “Wailing Wall,” another name for the Western Wall. Messiah Himself will open the Golden Gate further up the wall.
At the end of the Six Day War the cry went out with numerous shofar blasts from the Lion’s Gate, “The Temple Mount is in our hands.”
Isaiah 28:16 “Behold I lay in Zion a foundation stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation...”
Genesis 17:7-8 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I will give you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
The incredible “Pierced Stone.”
The greatest rock in the entire world lies under the covering of a golden Islamic Dome on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. It is hidden from the Jews. They are not allowed by Islamic law to look upon it. No Jew can see this pierced rock!
This is the “Rock” of the Dome of the Rock. It is the rock on which Abraham laid Isaac to sacrifice him. It is the rock of the centre of Eden and upon which God created Adam. It is the rock over which the two previous temples were built. In one corner is a piercing or hole right through the rock, giving it its name.
This pierced rock was also believed to be the spot where John the Baptist, spoke of “preparing the way for the Messiah.”
The Rabbis call this the “Foundation Stone of the World.” It is on the spot the Rabbis call “The centre of the world.”
It is the most important rock in the world, but it is under Islamic occupation – for now!
The great veil in the Holy of Holies in the Temple was torn from top to bottom, supernaturally, as our Messiah was pierced and died on the cross. That opened the view to and of Messiah. But the Jews rejected Him and the work of the cross, leading to a supernatural “veil” of spiritual blindness upon them and a new “veil” – the Dome over the pierced rock.
Very soon the Jews will see all the real treasures of Jerusalem. They will see their Messiah, the Jew of all Jews. He is now the Lion of the Tribe of the Jews! A roaring Lamb of compassion to many, and a fearsome Lion of wrath and destruction to others.
It is the “Jews who seek a sign”, says the Bible. Do you see what I see? Oh, what a sign indeed!
It’s not just the Third Temple that is coming to the Temple Mount, but real sight of the Jewish, pierced and risen Messiah – King of Kings.
God placed a spiritual veil of blindness on the Jews because of their rejection of the pierced Messiah. Islam has placed a physical “veil” (the Dome) over the pierced rock, also to the Jews. Does this mean that as the spiritual veil is lifted, the physical Dome will also be removed?
As the Temple veil was torn in a moment, so the covering of the pierced rock will be removed in a flash. It may be by an act of war, or earthquake or it may be by an act of agreement!
Today there is an incredible secret move afoot within the Jewish Sanhedrin to accept plans by Muslims to rebuild the Temple on this spot! We may even see some sort of supernatural event occurring, as the veil was torn supernaturally!
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your (Jerusalem) foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones, like chaff that passes away. It shall be in an instant, suddenly.”
Jeremiah 6:26 “O daughter of My people, clothe yourselves in sackcloth, and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, for the plunder will suddenly come upon us.” (The context is an attack from the north – Gog / Magog)
One thing you can bet on, is that the full revealing of the pierced stone will be a massive sign to the Jews of just who their Messiah is!
This is why the location of the Third Temple is so important. It must be right in the very spot where the Dome of the Rock now stands over that stone of great significance – the foundation stone of the world!
This pierced stone is called “The Foundation of the world” by the Hebrew sages. The cross of Calvary is the real, true foundation of the godly world and the kingdom to come. It is the only foundation stone of personal salvation.
Today there are many who teach that the Third Temple does not have to be built exactly where the Dome stands today. They are wrong. The Temple Institute already has plans drawn up for the new Temple. They say they are waiting for this one spot to become available! They will not build it anywhere else.
Let’s take these glorious analogies a step further. If a satanic, Islamic Dome is the covering obscuring the pierced stone, could we say that it is the spirit of antichrist hiding the identity of the real Messiah from the Jews? Yes, we can.
Can we also say that the soon coming unveiling of the antichrist, will also trick many into believing that he, the antichrist, is the Messiah? Again, yes we can.
Many Jews will go into the new Temple and look upon the pierced stone and see Yeshua, their Messiah in salvation. Tragically, many others will go into that new Temple and see only a dead, pierced stone! But they will also see antichrist disguised as the true Messiah.
“He was pierced for our iniquities.” (Isaiah 53:5)
The “piercing” in the stone is the entrance to a cavern below it known by Jews as the “Well of the Souls.” The Muslims believe it is the waiting area for souls awaiting Judgement Day and hell. This well, according the Hebrew Talmud, is believed to be the source of the River of Paradise.
The Jews who continue to refuse their Messiah will think the antichrist is their Messiah, but he will be Babylon’s un-pierced messiah, driven by the spirits of Nimrod, all the popes, Hitler, and all the new world order leaders, manifest in the final antichrist.
The Great Catastrophe:
The Balfour Declaration was published on 2nd November 1917 – one hundred years ago. It was the original support document in which Lord Balfour of the British Government paved the way for the establishment of a Jewish State in the land of Israel.
It was the foundation document for the State of Israel which was birthed in May 1948. This is the day the Palestinians call the “great catastrophe.”
The Declaration loved by the Jews and hated by the Palestinians, remains controversial today, for one stupid short-sighted reason. The world and their Palestinian puppets believe that Lord Balfour had no authority to give the land of Israel to the Jews, because it was not his to give!
They all made one giant devil-inspired mistake! The land is God’s and He has the authority to give it to the Jews through whichever agent He chose! He declared many times, even by eternal covenant that He would give the land to the Jews. So, if you remove God and His word from the equation, then, yes, Balfour was out of line!
In these days you have to make peace with God’s word and accept it...or make peace with Satan’s word and reject God’s!
God gave the land of Israel to the Jews and made eternal covenant promises to them for one very simple reason. He knew, in His foreknowledge that they would eventually obey Him, come to salvation, and go on to take salvation to the world.
It is Babylon – the world-system and its religion that hates that, simply because they hate God!
So, we have an ongoing “Great Catastrophe” in the eyes of Islam (and Babylon – the world.)
Their “Great Catastrophe” is God’s blessing to the world! “The Foundation Stone of the World,” lying at the “Centre of the World,” is our pierced Messiah and out of Him comes salvation for the world, and pure and holy resurrection life.
As an evil imposter, Satan himself will dwell upon that pierced rock calling himself God and deceiving half the world – but only for a very short season!
Talk about exciting times!
Psalm 95:3 “The Lord is a great God, and the great King above all gods!”
The soon coming great sign will be seen on the Temple Mount. It will be something that will facilitate and allow for the new temple to be built right there.
The new temple is required by prophecy to be there at the midway point in the tribulation period. A pre-tribulation rapture means that we may not see any construction taking place, but we are very likely to see the forerunners to it.
Until there is at least sight of the beginnings of the Temple, there can be no tribulation-start and therefore no pre-tribulation rapture. So a lot hinges on this.
These things may occur very quickly. In the previous edition, I outlined why we will see the plans being made for the antichrist to be revealed. That is a major sign to watch for.
My friends, the tribulation period will not start without the antichrist. The antichrist will not arrive while the restrainer (the Spirit indwelt church) is here.
The major signs to watch for are the plans for the coming of the antichrist and his peace covenant, and the coming of the new temple. At this point in time, these signs are not on the stage, but as said, they can occur quickly.
I warn you again – looking for signs in the sky, watching and then predicting the rapture and tribulation start without taking note of these signs, will get you into big trouble with God – watch and see...that lot is just awakening now to its satanic role.
I hope you see the futility, meaninglessness and senselessness in seeking and pursuing all sort of signs in the sky while all of these things are not in place.
Today there are too many self-appointed watchmen out there with eyes full of mud. They watch for meaningless signs, failing repeatedly. They are becoming more in number, and more dangerous!
You can’t simply apply what meanings you want to scripture. Most times it knocks on to other verses or doctrines.
As said many times of late, I believe we are on the verge of great and exciting new things. Many churches and ministries will go with the prophetic flow in a new found unity...its coming. But be careful, great deception travels that highway too.
A soft, humble, broken heart before God and His word, and a hard, impenetrable heart to error, false doctrine and deception, will get you a real long way in the kingdom.
“Rock of ages, cleft for me! Let me hide myself in Thee”.
I took these pictures in KwaZulu/Natal. The background is a fever-tree forest. I took the zebra picture nearby and merged them all.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 390: November 7th 2017.
Why rapture dates fail?
When the rapture trumpet is silent, you have no right to speak for God, in this regard. What you are hearing is the sound of silence. Your words are your own presumptions.
There have been numerous famous, failed rapture dates, especially of late. They are nothing new. There are some big, glaring consistencies in the reasons for the failures. Take note of them.
It is no small issue. As I’ve said numerous times, failed rapture dates discourage many people, especially new believers. It makes a mockery of Bible prophecy, God’s word and the kingdom of God. It ultimately gives the devil fire-power.
We are not forbidden from looking and watching for all these end-time things including the rapture. We are to watch and pray about it all and, most importantly, we are to watch for wrong dates and the reasons why. That can also teach us plenty.
As regular readers would be aware, I distanced myself from all the recent rapture date sets and surrounding issues, especially everything to do with the Revelation 12 sign – the greatest deception to strike the church in recent times.
Before we go any further, let me say without any ambiguity, that I believe in the very soon coming pre-tribulation rapture of the church. I will continue to look, watch, seek and pray about it all. I will keep you informed, but I will not for one second, get on the disaster-train that many are still on!
Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.”
So, what’s the big reason for the failures?
Why have all the rapture dates failed?
There is one big overriding reason: God was not in them! If He was, it would have happened. Many people have for so many years beaten the rapture-drum and blown the rapture-trumpet, but God was not in it. It was all meaningless noise.
That’s the reason so many got so angry when their rapture date failed on September 23rd. I know all about it. I was on the receiving end of the fury of some who were so angry with me because I refused their date and then more dates.
In fact, when I publically distanced myself from all the recent rapture teachers and their reasons for it, the statistics on this website plunged. They are only now recovering. Many reading these words, still can’t believe how badly they were hoodwinked by the sounds of silence!
They simply could not believe and accept that God ignored their date. He was not in it!
God is absolutely faithful to His word, but not to man’s presumptions.
The Holy Spirit will show you things to come. (John 16:13) A failed rapture date means one absolutely sure thing: There was no Spirit of God in it at all!
Because the date setters had no godly authority, to set dates, they had to assert their own authority with arrogant, presumptuousness, to affirm their self-importance.
Be careful of people who ridicule you as a method of intimidation to get you to follow them. It often works, especially with young believers, but God is never in it!
More reasons for failed rapture dates:
Failed rapture dates come from people with no fear of the Lord. “It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Lord.” (Hebrews 10:31) It’s a terrifying thing to fall into His hands with no fear of Him!
***2 Corinthians 5:11 “Since we know what it means to fear the Lord, we persuade men.”
There are far too many loose cannons out there, presuming to speak for God, some with a YouTube ministry, who have no fear of the Lord in them. Read that verse above again and note the ministry requirement to evangelise!
James 3:1 “Let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we will be judged more strictly.”
Too many rapture date setters are sensation seekers, looking for self-affirmation and self importance. Many are into it purely out of pride. ●“God told me”, ●“I had a dream.” ●“It’s 100% for sure,” was the repeated claim! – All manipulative hogwash!
They were all the deceived! Then you saw them pitifully grasping at straws, trying to save face, rather the doing the right thing – repenting.
After all the Revelation 12 drama, I saw one single individual teacher / author repent! Only one! To him I say, you are a real star – our Lord is going to use you in the future!
It’s not about proving yourself right and others wrong. It’s about being right with God and having some concern for multitudes in the valley of decision. Most rapture date setters care nothing at all about leading the masses astray – nothing! All they care about is the attention they get.
As always, there are some notable exceptions.
The harm of failed rapture dates:
Failed rapture dates desensitise you to the real thing. It’s like the one crying wolf. Right now, many people need to be re-sensitised to the soon-coming rapture.
Witnessing the gospel to the unsaved mostly involves explaining things, not making excuses for all the failed rapture teachers.
I received a number of emails from people who were long standing readers, who then rejected me because I rejected their rapture position. They were totally confused, dejected, cast down and ready to give up, after the big failure. Of course I did help them as best I could.
These failed rapture teachers cast doubt on God’s truth. They are particularly harmful to struggling or young Christians. You can say as many have done, “They shouldn’t have been putting so much trust in us.” You fool!
I have no problem at all with people making money out of selling Christian products, but I wonder how many made a lot of money out of failure!
The positive side of it all is it teaches a powerful lesson – first hand!
And it also gives us a fresh start, so to speak, as we put the past behind us and go refreshed, in repentance, into all the good things ahead.
“No man knows the time”...Oh yes?
The most popular well-known verse quoted by the saved and unsaved is “No man knows the time.” Yet it is totally wrongly applied. The Bible says no such thing! (Matthew 24:36)
All you have to do is read it and you will see...which I’m not going to do for you!
The verses preceding the “no man knows” verse in Matthew 24:36 are all speaking of the tribulation period. In fact there is a heading just before this verse saying “The Great Tribulation.” The verses afterwards also speak of the tribulation period.
So why would a church age, rapture verse be right in the middle? That is exegetically wrong. They must also be talking of the tribulation!
But here is the big thing: The verse in Matthew 24:36 says “Of this day and hour knows no man...” It is speaking of the horrific conditions of the tribulation period that no one knows!
The term “Of this day and hour” is also a reference or idiom to a tribulation event at Rosh Hashanah!
Sorry, you can’t use it correctly to say that no one knows the time of the rapture!
The soon coming rapture:
I have dealt with this in previous editions, but it is very important, so here goes again:
In dealing with the rapture: “Be not deceived” says Paul. So there is then apparently a deception in this whole issue!
One of my early spiritual fathers, Derek Prince, used to say: “Whenever the Bible says, “be not deceived,” it’s because God’s people are deceived on that very thing!
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 “Concerning the coming of our Lord, Yeshua the Messiah and our gathering together to Him we ask you not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled in spirit or by word or by letter as if from us, as though the day of Messiah has come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.”
The above passage needs some exposition: “The Day of Messiah (Christ) referred to here is not the final day of the tribulation period. Some other verses do refer to the day of the Lord as the final day of the tribulation.
Others speak of the “day” as the entire church age. Most verses however, refer to that “day” as the full seven year tribulation. In fact there is one verse in Revelation 3:10, which refers to the whole tribulation as “the hour that will come upon the whole world.”
The term “falling away” (above), is also called the great apostasy in some translations. The original word is “apostasia.” It is used as a departure from the faith in some translations and as a departure from the law in others. But when it has the definite article in front of it, as it does here, it does not mean departure from the faith, but the departure – the rapture.
By the way, the greatest, monumental departure from the faith has already occurred. It was the Catholic created dark ages (spiritually).
So if we write the verse out correctly it says: “Don’t be deceived, for the tribulation period will not begin unless the rapture takes place first and the antichrist is revealed.
That makes perfect sense, and is consistent with other verses and is exegetically correct.
I hope you see how important this is! It means that the rapture and tribulation-start will occur before, or as the antichrist is revealed.
Now, here’s the big issue: According to all the verses relating to the coming of the antichrist, put together, we see that he will arrive making a peace covenant of sorts with Israel and the many for seven years. (This is most probably between Israel the UN or the Palestinians, or some world body.)
No big peace summit in history just happened. They were all planned months ahead of time. The Oslo accord for example, which some believed was this antichrist peace treaty, was planned and announced many months before.
Some say that this coming peace treaty is not a peace treaty because some verses don’t say so. Well, other verses do, so throw that out. Some say that this will be a renewal of an existing peace treaty. That’s rubbish. There was never a seven-year peace treaty! So, throw that out.
My point is simple, very simple: We will see this peace treaty / covenant coming about well ahead of time. It will be all over the news in the run up to the event. All parties will have been prepped, dates set and ready to roll, perhaps months before.
If you have been taking note of prophetic related news items that I have posted here on this website, you would have seen that we already have a significant peace treaty planed for 2018 – no date has been set yet.
If there is no sight of a coming peace covenant – forget about the rapture and tribulation start...it won’t happen until that happens – “be not deceived”! This is one of the big signs to watch for. (In next week’s edition, Lord willing, I’ll share with you another major sign to watch for.)
Avoid and steer clear of the unrepentant failed rapture date setters. They have been encouraging one another, but not in repentance for the damage they have done to the body of Messiah. They have discredited themselves.
Jeremiah 23:16 “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophecy to you and make you worthless; they speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord.”
Deuteronomy 18:20 “The prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.”
You may be shocked to know that some, who you may have thought were trustworthy, are now removing Israel from their presentations. I warned of this a number of times.
Tragically, the Bible warns of a flood of false teachers presenting bigger and worse deceptions in time to come. It will be a mine-field for those who are not secure in the Lord.
A real dream or visitation or audible word from God will shatter and slay you. It will put the fear of God in you. You will see it in that broken individual!
Steer clear of the many Jezebel’s in the church with a “ministry.”
Isaiah 9:15-16 “The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail, for the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.”
The true prophet / watchman / biblical analyst:
Ezekiel 33:33 “When this comes to pass – surely it will come – then they will know that a prophet has been among them.”
Our Lord rebuked the Jews for not knowing the time of their visitation and commanded the early church to watch for and know the signs!
The watchers must know what to watch for, where and when. There will be numerous signs of the coming tribulation period and therefore the pre-tribulation rapture.
I give you my word that I will watch the church. I will watch Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. I will watch social, economic and political issues. I will watch moral issues, and the media. I will watch false prophecies, false teachers, and deceivers. I will watch them all through the eyes of God’s word, in His Spirit. (In other words, not in my own efforts or ideas.)
By the way, do you know what the opposite of the rapture is? It is terrible regret!
Sometimes these things (failed dates and prophecies) can be a test from the Lord as well. In these days.
Ezekiel 7:14 “They have blown the trumpet and made everyone ready, but no one goes out, for My wrath is on all their multitude.”
Deuteronomy 13:1-3 “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams and he gives you a sign and wonder and it comes to pass, leading you after other gods, which you have not known, you shall not listen to that prophet or dreamer, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul.”
1 Thessalonians 5:4-6 “You brethren are not in darkness that this Day should overtake you as a thief...Therefore let us not sleep as the others do, but let us watch and be sober.”
Not watching is equated to not knowing the time of visitation. (Luke 19:44)
Revelation 3:3 (To the dead church – Sardis): “Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.”
When is the rapture?
My friends, it is soon. But we don’t have all the signs in place yet (Don’t miss next week’s edition!) God is not speaking or confirming anything on the rapture just yet.
In the past God always warned ahead of big judgements. I believe He will do so again. We will see the pieces begin to fall into place. We will see the signs – the correct signs and as the day approaches, our Lord will reveal more to those whom He chooses to.
We will see no signs at all for the rapture of the church itself, but we will see signs for Israel and signs of the tribulation period. Obviously, a pre-tribulation rapture means we simply have to make the application.
I’m sticking my neck out and saying, I believe it may well be this Hebrew year 5778 ending in September 2018. That is not the word of God, so don’t put undue trust on it yet. Just keep it in your head, and we will see as we move forward. God will confirm things in His time, if He wills.
Otherwise we wait - mutter, mutter!
The voice of the Lord:
If all the failed rapture dates through the church age were because God was not in them and He was silent. It means the answer is to know and hear the voice of the Lord.
This is a huge, glorious subject, but briefly, God speaks through His word correctly used and applied. God never speaks through the miss-use of His word. He does not always speak! Sometimes we need to wait on Him.
We need to cultivate, over time, the conditions in our lives to hear His voice. We need to learn to hear! We need to learn how He speaks and when He speaks and when He is silent. We need to learn how to hear the sounds of silence.
It takes a long time of desperate pursuit of our Lord in the fear of Him to know and hear His voice.
Occasionally, God can and does speak in unusual ways, unexpectedly – that’s His prerogative. That “still small voice” in our hearts will always be there, but many times we don’t hear it because we are not still, and it is drowned out with noise.
John18:37 "Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."
Psalm 96:11-13 “Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar and all its fullness; let the field be joyful and all that is in it. The trees of the woods will rejoice before the coming of the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with His truth.”
We are on the verge of great developments prophetically. We are about to see major developments. Don’t get discouraged now! Don’t you dare throw in the towel because of another rapture date failure!
Be encouraged, stand firm in endurance. A spectacular future lies ahead for you.
This is a composite of a number of pictures I took of trees in Botswana with an observant lion!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 389: October 31st 2017.
Deadly Disguised Deities:
Dangerous days lie ahead! Truth will be increasingly cast down. In its place will arises a new depth of dangerous deception, disguised as truth, but it will be a charade, and a counterfeit! It will be perpetrated mostly within the church, by some.
“Occultation” is an astronomical term describing a situation when one object is obscured by another that passes between it and the observer, like an eclipse for example. But the “occultation” refers not to the whole event, but to the blind-spot area of the observer. The term also has deep spiritual implications, as you can imagine! This is called “blind-spot bias in psychological terms.”
Many reading this will be shocked to see how severely they have fallen under the spell of “occultation” by the devil. It’s just beginning!
You need to test all things, judge all things, and receive the love of the truth. You must study to show yourself approved to God. Search the scriptures daily to see if these things be so. Take heed to yourselves. Do not believe every spirit and resist the devil.
Paul says in Acts 20:31 “I didn’t cease to warn everyone with tears.”
Today, things have changed. Many of whom you could trust before, are now to be avoided and it seems to be getting worse.
The deadly mixture:
The most dangerous thing is truth anointed by Satan. Mixture of truth and error poisons the truth.
One of his methods is “divide and conquer.” He brings in error to divide up your truth.
Truth is pure and clean, and can’t be mixed with untruth or error, except in wrong hands.
You can’t mix 2+2=4 with 2+2=5! The subtle, first step of the devil to gain access to the believer comes through acceptance of a little bit of error.
That then blinds you to the truth and the devil gets a lot more than a foot in the door, and walks right in! You have invited him in, unknowingly.
►In ancient mythology, the pinecone was seen as a source of spiritual illumination or the third eye of enlightenment. It is also called, “the eye of Ra” (God). The pinecone is the symbol of the creation of a enlightenment by mixing good and evil or truth and error. Pinecones are also pagan symbols of eternal life, common in occult practise. The pinecone is used in much Catholic culture.
This is the sky god of Nibiru, “Anu” (above) holding out a pinecone ahead of him.
Ancient gods and signs in the sky:
There are literally thousands of ancient pagan gods and so-called deities that were, and in some cases, still are worshipped in satanic traditions, originating from Egypt, Babylon and Rome.
We must have a brief look at some of them, because they are making a re-appearance now, in disguise, even in the church.
We need to look briefly at the gods: Nibiru and the Anunnaki, Anu, Enlin, Enki, Ishtar, Marduk.
●Nibiru: This is a so-called planet owned by a god. The god of Nibiru, according to Babylonian tradition was the god of “crossing over” or transition. That’s what the name, “Nibiru” means. He was known as the “Great Sign” and the “Heavenly sign”. He was the god who ordered and arranged the constellations. The “Nibiru point” was the point at which constellations produced a sign.
The god of the planet Nibiru is also known as Marduk. Nibiru is sometimes called “Marduk’s star.”
The Anunnaki, a half human, god-like hybrid people disembarked from the planet Nibiru when it visited the earth 450,000 years ago. They brought with them gold from outer space. Some believe it was the Anunnaki who built the Pyramids in Egypt.
In Egypt the Anunnaki were known as the “Neteru,” literally meaning the “The guardian watchmen!” They were the watchmen of the signs in the sky. Their symbol is an all-seeing eye, as well as a winged dove representing peace as you come into union with this god. Here it is:
The name “Babylon” in Hebrew means “Gateway of the gods.” Or the “Crossing transition point of the gods.” This is also the meaning of Babel. (The meaning of Babel and Babylon is generally referred to as “mixture”, but in its extended form, in Hebrew, it means “crossing point.”)
Nibiru means crossing over, the same as the meaning of the word Babylon, which also means “mixture”. A mixture of truth and error always nullifies truth.
●Marduk: He was the god-son of the Anunnaki. He was the god of Nibiru. He was also known as the “King of the Earth”, because he stayed behind on earth when some of the Anunnaki were taken off the earth by Nibiru later on. He stayed to create a “Global Elite.”
●Anu: “An” = sky. He is the Sumerian god of the sky, worshipped by the Anunnaki people.
The image above is of Anu, the sky god on his throne holding a ring and a rod. The “rod of authority” was commonly seen in representations of Anu. At the top is the Nibiru god riding the constellations from which the circular “celestial illuminator” hangs. Inset: Is another representation of Anu, the winged god with an “all seeing eye” on his head. The full image reveals 12 planets around his head.
The image above is another of the sky god Anu, seen here riding his flying disk, which odd people believe was his personal UFO!
Anu was known as the Great Sky Father, the “Lord of the Constellations.” He was also called the “King of Gods, Spirits, and Demons and the Supreme Ruler of Heaven.”
Anu’s mythological daughter was Ishtar. (Easter)
Ishtar was the goddess of sex. Her symbols were rabbits (symbolic of fertility) and eggs, also symbols of life and fertility. She is seen with another of her symbols, the rod of authority. She was worshipped by sex acts in front of her image. She was the god whom the Catholics replaced Passover with, calling it Easter.
The image above shows Ishtar, the queen of the night, naked, ready for sex, with a ring of eternity and rod of authority in her hand.
This is a poem supposedly written by Ishtar, entitled “Descent into the underworld”:
“If you do not open the gate for me to come in, I will smash the door and shatter the bolt. I shall smash the doorposts and overturn the doors. I shall raise up the dead and they shall eat the living. And the dead shall outnumber the living.”
●Enki: is one of the gods of the Anunnaki known as “the god of the waters.” This god was believed to be the one who created massive floods. Together with the god of the wind, Enlin, they would produce chaos through hurricanes and floods.
● Ishum: He was a minor god of the Anunnaki . He is the “god of fire” and is believed to have once used forerunners to a nuclear bomb. His name means, “scorched earth.”
Nibiru, the world’s great scapegoat!
As you should know, Nibiru (Planet X) has been prophesied by many ignorant, stupid people to hit the earth and annihilate it many times before. It has been directly linked to the rapture by many and became an integral part of the Revelation 12 sign – and still is.
Nibiru has failed to appear every time. Of course that’s because it doesn’t exist – but don’t tell them that, unless you want to start a fight with Satan.
If Nibiru, were to miraculously appear and strike the earth, (remember it is supposedly four times the size of earth) it would be the biggest blame-shift and scapegoat in world history.
People would blame all the catastrophes, shakings, storms, upheavals and destruction on Nibiru, not Satan. Remember that much of the great shaking in the tribulation period will be God’s direct doing as well, due to mankind’s sin.
If the great shaking and destruction soon to come, is all Nibiru’s fault, it’s not because of the evil, sin and the wickedness of mankind reaching a crescendo! So mankind, in his sin, gets off the hook!
The lunatic fringe say Nibiru is about to strike the earth! But no one can find it. Except me that is! I have found it! There’s a very good reason why others can’t find it. It doesn’t exist.
But when we apply the equation Nibiru = Satan, we have found him, and yes he is about to strike the earth in the form of the antichrist!
If you say “Nibiru is coming,” you are really saying Satan is coming. Yes, we know he is coming in the form of antichrist, but that’s not Nibiru! Miss-naming something or someone has huge implications. If you call Satan Nibiru, you have shifted blame and responsibility and you have been deceived.
The Sunday Express of Britain published a lead story on September 14th. The headline said: “Mysterious UK crop-circle is a sign Nibiru is coming on September 23rd 2017.” Hmm, apparently the god Nibiru doesn’t read The Sunday Express. Or maybe he just forgot to hit the earth on that great deception-date!
Signs in the sky send billions to hell:
The Roman Emperor Constantine, the founder of the Catholic church, saw a sign in the sky in a remarkable vision. He saw a cross with the words: “In this sign conquer the world.” This became one of the motivating forces behind the Catholic church, which when formed, led the world into spiritual darkness for a thousand years. Here is the sign of Constantine at bottom right, superimposed over the sign of the Sumerian sky god. Note how similar they are.
The gods of Babylon named Ishtar (Easter) and Nimrod, the lord of Christmas, struck the earth in the form of the Catholic church and blinded the world to truth. The dark-ages resulted. Now we have related demon-gods about to “conquer” the world again.
Mohammad also saw a sign in the sky, which led him to form the Muslim religion.
As Christians, the Bible tells us that there will be signs in the sky. But it says what the signs are, whom they are for, and what they mean, when and why they will appear! Funny thing is, you just have to read the surrounding verses and you will see exactly that!
Be careful following signs when a mass of false signs will strike the earth - according to prophecy.
The failed Revelation 12 sign announces the coming antichrist:
Demons live forever, so do fallen angels. All the ancient gods never actually existed, but the evil spirits and demons behind these so-called deities, and their names, do exist and are making a comeback right now.
They are coming back right now, disguised, cloaked and veiled.
The Revelation 12 sign was a failure, with one error built upon the next, but it was also an announcement. It was the point marking the start of great deception soon to come. It was the announcement of coming “occultation.”
It was the great widening divide, striking the unrepentant teachers.
There will shortly be a resurgence of attention given to Nibiru and these gods – mark those words!
Please remember our equation:
Nibiru = Satan (and all the gods mentioned above). Therefore Satan is coming to strike the earth in his new form as the antichrist! With him, and in fact, ahead of the antichrist, will come a flood of false gods, false beliefs and great disguised deceptions.
Much of what is coming will mutate into a new form of replacement theology and anti-Semitism.
The devil will gain access to many in the church through related Jezebel spirits in the church and so-called teachers, who promote a mixture of truth and error, knowingly or not.
To be right with God involves two major things affecting two areas. You must be right in heart and right in doctrinal truth. It’s no good saying, that your heart is right. You must have both at work in you.
Truth, inwardly shed abroad in your heart, and the love of the truth, makes you stable and right with God. It also prepares you to stand securely in the coming onslaught, in which truth will be increasingly perverted and cast down.
Isaiah 59:14 “...Righteousness stands afar off, for truth is cast down in the street...so truth fails.”
Nibiru, the world’s excuse for the rapture:
The Nibiru myth is that this giant planet, driven by its god, offloaded the godlike Anunnaki people on the earth 450,000 years ago. The legends claim that the Anunnaki evolved into the human race, but there were some who remained half god / half human and they could not stay on the earth. At some point they were “fetched” by Nibiru and removed from the earth, while the Anunnaki’s who had evolved into humans remained on the earth.
One legend proclaims that the Anunnaki left the earth from a “spaceport” on Mt. Sinai.
The story is obviously all a far-fetched lie of the devil, but why do some Christians who appear to have at least some basic form of education, believe in Nibiru today?
Occultation, and the curses produced by all these false gods, and Nibiru, will deliver you on a platter to the devil!
►If Nibiru, according to the legend, removed the half god / half humans from the earth before, do you see what I see? What a brilliant excuse for the real rapture when it occurs!
The world and the left-behind, so-called Christians, will yell, - “It was Nibiru that took them!”
How did these gods get into the Christian community?
How did other occult, pagan, Babylonian practises like Christmas and Easter get in? Well, they got in through the front door! The early church left its first love! That’s a dangerous thing to do!
“Wormwood”! They say! You see, Joel, Nibiru is in the Bible! Hogwash, you fool – I say! The verses relating to wormwood in the Revelation are the result of numerous meteorite strikes. (Try reading it.) None of the meteors or asteroids is a planet four times the size of the earth, racing through space to hit the earth. If you have any brains at all you would realise that any object anywhere near that size travelling at astronomic speeds would totally annihilate the earth, shattering it into billions of pieces.
The Bible indicates nothing of the sort!
The new breed of dangerous watchmen:
There are too many blind watchmen out there with eyes blinded by pride, and self-ambition and self-assertion, instead of eyes filled with pure truth! Some are just plainly ignorant of God’s word and fully disqualified for any form of ministry.
Watchmen of the Lord must be “arrested” by the truth. They are to see everything through the great measure of all things; the word of God, inspired, revealed and led by the Spirit of God.
Watchmen without the revelatory gifts of the Spirit are no watchmen at all – they are blind even though they think they are the kingpins. They are doomed to see things wrongly – it has to be so. The revelatory gifts come exclusively through the baptism in the Spirit.
Have you ever noticed that watchmen without the spirit always get things relating to the future wrong, while getting things relating to the past right?
Do you as a minister of the gospel have and demonstrate the voice and authority of God in your material, or are you a man-pleaser, seeking the “approval of man?” Are you influenced by the voice of the masses, or the voice of YouTube, with its numerous shallow messages of rank deception?
One of the numerous emails I received recently about my total rejection of the Revelation 12 sign said this: “I didn’t feel right all the way about the Revelation 12 sign. Something rang a bell, but everyone was into it, so I decided to go with their flow. After all, they couldn’t all be wrong!”
What an absolute classic!
My friends, the day you realise that not everyone is always right, (including me) is the day you are moving forward.
There are literally billions who are totally wrong – unsaved! There are billions out there who worship gods that are actually Satan in disguise – billions!
The spirit of error has a dangerous component. It mutates and spreads and contaminates.
The Christian world is primed now for great deception:
The failed Revelation 12 sign has primed the Christian world for the next level of deception – great delusion! Deception is rarely a one-off event, it finds an entrance and feeds and grows. If you kick it out, it comes back to see if it can get back in.
Unrepentant hearts and incorrect doctrine are a deadly, dangerous mixture.
Where all the Revelation 12 sign teachers have discredited themselves, is not so much in the giant errors they have presented as truth, but in their attempted discrediting and undermining of “Berean” truth seekers and those who would not get onto their crashing band-wagon.
In all of this, I’m not suggesting by any means that fellow teachers or watchmen of the Lord are into these pagan gods at all. But what we are dealing with are highly dangerous, invisible, but real spirits. Both truth and error are firstly spirits before anything else! (1 John 4:6) Evil spirits get in through false doctrine, or miss-used scripture.
►Today there is a huge surge in occult activity in the nations. The numbers are staggering. It is filtering through into sections of the church.
If you really want to know if any new doctrine or new interpretation of sections of the Bible is true, obviously, the Spirit of God will reveal it to you in your heart, if you have that connection through the gifts. As a double check, simply ask yourself this. What does it do to other existing, established doctrines of truth, and what does it do to Gods total, entire plan for Israel?
All the pagan, occult gods are Satan. Satan hates Israel. All the gods mentioned here and more have odd aspects that are anti-Israel, overtly or covertly.
Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
In the first paragraph of the previous edition, I said: “We are at the dawn of glory and the dawn of hell on earth.”
I say again, this is all a warning relating to things to come – soon!
These ancient gods don’t die and they are now on the doorstep again.
We are at a turning point in history. I may be ahead of things by a few months, but forewarned is forearmed! It’s easy to ignore tomorrow, because we don’t see it yet. But the wise will see and raise their armour now.
One thing you must do at this juncture in time is be selective in who you receive from. If your source is polluted, you will be affected. You must be enslaved to all truth and not truth mixed with other “truths” and error.
Don’t go on a witch hunt for demons behind every door. Don’t centre on these things. Know them and keep them as a spiritual shield, but pursue the truth.
Find and keep “few fathers” in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 4:15) Don’t have many spiritual fathers. Be selective and be discerning.
This is a composite of a few of my pictures. The background is Baines Baobabs, Botswana, mixed with sunset trees. I then superimposed the lion over some African mud-cloth, added feathers and put them all together as one.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!