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- The Kushner / Trump peace initiative’s first stage has been largely rejected by the Arab nations. The Palestinians responded by setting fire to pictures of Trump and Netanyahu and launched a three day protests at the same time (against $50bn being offered in aid).
- The Iran situation is getting HOT! President Trump’s new economic sanctions on Tehran will further force them into a corner. Iran’s response has been more threats of military retaliation and aggression. Iran is now moving ever closer to her oft-stated intention to bring about Hitler’s “final solution” by wiping Israel out! Iran has an Israeli surprise coming!!This situation, when it escalates will involve proxies and allies on both sides. Israel will be drawn in – Israel is the prophetic key!
There are so many things of prophetic significance on the horizon right now – I will add these items as and if required – stay tuned.
The new agenda for the “good" of all is a globalist, socialist, one world order, with an inter-faith religion, and the mass-media as its voice. All these have a powerful unifying spirit at work in them – the spirit of antichrist. Socialism, like the Stalinist is of Satanism. You can never get rid of poverty by giving someone money. Poverty is a spiritual force essentially rooted in a curse from which deliverance is needed.
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.
21st June 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The walls of Jerusalem:
Poetry is not really my thing. But I do recall lots of poetic thoughts as I walked around the streets of Jerusalem some time ago. I was awe struck not by where our Messiah walked, but the thrilling thought of where He will walk. The dusty streets, stones and walls became the subject of some paintings I did later. But I’m now going to wax lyrical. I’ve put together a painting of words – for your benefit.
Ancient stones are whispering silent soliloquies, among the sun-burnt walls. Corner-stones of spiritual stability and strength, still stand secure, riddled with holes of the ancient hatred’s bullets, and stained with dried blood of ages past, and present times too.
These stones of Jerusalem’s protection are stones of separation – holy, immovable stones, seemingly dead, but breathing life of living history. The moss-dripping masonry are milestones, with living, green twigs in crags - walls of ruined relics, written into eternity’s word.
Listen to the stones; put your ear to the walls of wisdom. Do you hear the cries of the dead? Do you hear the shrieks of celebration? Do you hear the rocks, the great carved boulders, and the pebbles, anointed with glorious and fearful prophecy?
The scarred stones of poetic justice are again announcing judgement soon to fall. The ancient stones are echoing the warnings of God. No other city-stones speak thus.
Sin's offering, the offspring of evil, will soon yield frightful fruit: Fear, horror, terror and panic. Even the beautiful aged stones of Jerusalem will shiver and shake under earth’s soon quaking!
Yet the calm, confident, contentment of fearless holiness, and eternal beauty will stand secure amongst the strain and stress of destruction's dread.
Sin’s eternal separation from the victory and glory-producing suffering of Calvary will soon be the shock of all shocks to the sin-filled world of self-worship.
Do you see the lion on the wall? Do you hear the eternal Lion, and His severe message? Do you hear God’s trumpets under His Lion’s feet and in His roar?
Can you distinguish between the Lion of God and the roaring counterfeit lion frightening only the spiritually frightened and fragile?
Sound the trumpet! Sound the glistening terrible trumpet. Sound the trumpet of ingathering. Sound the trumpet of great victory! The world’s blinded ears see nothing – fools of tragic fools - deceived in the midst of God’s shining love – rejected!
Sound the trumpet! Sound David’s harp, and raise the golden sword of glorious victory!
The sword of Satan has pierced the Shepherd, but soon the Shepherd’s sword shall strike the roaring serpent and the people will scatter to a certain hell, with all the sin-filled nations drowning in their doomed sin. Babylon’s man-made, imposter-made,confused bricks of mortar will be no more.
Sound the trumpet. Raise the alarm, raise the sword of glory, and roar, Lion of Judah - roar! Awaken your people from fateful slumber, to their coming Lamb.
The stonework of the stonemasons of Jerusalem speaks of salvation past, present, and soon to come. The stones of Jerusalem contain a living message, a message of life, eternal life, freely given but of utmost cost and glorious value.
But you must bow your speak to the speak of these sculptured, weathered virtues. You must fall on your face in the dust before the message of these rocks of ages. As you do, salvation speaks, and soon shouts, lighting the core of your life with unquenchable, immortal fire – the fire of God!
These old speaking stones sing a new song of stern severity, of great gravity. They are sharp, hard stones, but soft and gentle to His own. They are stones of solid prophecy. They will fall on and crush the nations. They speak of things to come, and very soon too.
As we see the spectacular, dramatic, majestic message of the walls of Jerusalem, Let’s take a glimpse into the exclusive, holy, eternity of eternities:
There will be stones of pure silver, streets of glorious gold. All around, imbedded in gates and walls, always open, will be unimaginable jewels. They will be jasper, sapphire, emerald, pearls, topaz, beryl, amethyst, rubies diamonds, and more.
There will be no sun or moon - the light of God’s glory will be everywhere, forever – always.
There will be the tree of life, next to crystal rivers, each tree yielding fruit once a month and there shall be no more curse! Lions shall be your friends.
The army of the Lord will now be the bride of Messiah, bedecked in righteousness, with incorruptible crowns of untarnished magnificence, ready - forever and ever.
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end...”
The Lion of lions, the Lamb of God, the sword of pure peace, will be our very comfort and eternal grace. Stones once silent, will serenade and sing with a song of songs and a descant that will reverberate through the universe.
Are you ready for the great grandeur - the glory to come?
Edition 455: February 5th 2019
Messages from heaven:
Due to the lateness and urgency of the hour and the prompting of the Spirit of God, with confirmation from my main prayer partner, I must deal more fervently with Israel right now.
These messages are essentially for those left behind after the rapture, both Jews and Gentiles
So, I encourage you to save them, or print them out or do what you feel necessary for them to fall into the hands of people in the tribulation period. But they are also for us all now.
I received an amazing email from a friend, supporter and reader. She said: “The Prophetic Scroll will be very much recognised by the native olive branches (Israel) as they burst into bloom just after the rapture. I encourage you to be even more mindful of our Jewish brothers and sisters, almost like a baton being handed over to those who will run with it.”
The rapture ends the church dispensation and begins the final seven years of the Old Covenant period, now on hold, called Daniel’s 70th week. (of years) It is also called “The time of Jacob’s trouble” and the “tribulation.”
The seven-year tribulation marks huge dispensational changes in God’s dealings with the world. This is when Israel becomes the main focus of prophetic things. “All Israel will be saved.” (“All “being the entire remnant, and not every single Jew) Huge numbers of Gentiles will also be saved.
God has chosen you, Israel for a grand purpose:
Here is the purpose in a nutshell:
Israel: ●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected ●Regathered ●Repented ●Accepted.
But it does not end there. After the “acceptance” comes God’s grand finale, which is Israel being used as His instrument to bring salvation to the world.
Israel, stand strong and look to your God. As you repent, your eyes will open to your glorious Messiah and His grand plans for you.
Your calling is holy and sure. (2 Timothy 1:9) Be secure in that.
Yes, you were chosen ages ago to be God’s witnesses of His good news to the world. He has not forsaken that promise, and now it is your time, Israel.
Joshua 21:45 “Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.” (Joshua 23:14)
Exodus 19:4-6 “You (Moses) have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagle’s wings, and brought you to Myself. Now therefore if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine, and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.”
God’s ultimate purpose for you Israel, and you, dear Christian, is to “bring you to Himself!”
The command from God to the world:
“Let My people go so that they may worship Me.” (Exodus 5:1, Exodus 8:1, Exodus 9:1)
The world, blinded by its pride and its god, will intensify its stand against you, Israel, but the world has chosen the wrong way, and you Israel, with God’s help will bring many in the world to their knees in salvation, and the rest to their knees in defeat.
We know the story of the birth of the Arab / Israeli conflict. It started in Rebecca’s womb at the birth of her twins Esau and Jacob. Esau, being the first born of the two, had the birthright, which included the land. Jacob had his name changed to Israel and became the father of Israel and the Jews.
Esau was the father of the Arab nations, which today would include the Palestinians. He did not respect his birthright and sold it (a legal transaction) to Jacob. (Genesis 25:23)
But now we have the arising problem: Esau wants his birthright back! The nations of the world in their blindness are assisting Esau’s lies claiming that they have a right to the land.
In this very simple, easy to understand situation, we have the entirety of the Arab (Palestinian) / Israeli issue encapsulated. It all began in Rebecca’s womb and will end at Armageddon!
The world wants Israel to capitulate to Arab / Palestinian demands for land, or do they? That’s the smoke screen! The world and its god, Satan wants to destroy God’s plan for Israel, to be saved, and to bring salvation to the world, and worship to the true God.
God’s divine election relating to Israel, smashes the god of democracy in the head. Modern, intellectual, liberal, humanism claims Israel for the world, but God claims Israel as His!
- Embezzlement: Misappropriation of another’s possessions to take ownership thereof.
- Larceny: Theft of property of another to permanently deprive the legitimate owner, under false pretences.
These terms could well be applied to the Palestinian claim to the land of Israel and Jerusalem. They call it the “occupation” of what they deem to be their land, by Israel. But God has occupied the land by His word and with His many promises to Israel.
Their well-used methods are simply indoctrination, propaganda, or revolution by gradualism!
So, world – “Let My people go,” from your insanity. Just like Christians, they will never be yours!
World, please read this verse below and note your great failure and who gets let go!
Zechariah 8:22-23 “Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord. In those days, ten men of every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we heard that God is with you.”
You see world, you won’t “let My people go,” to fulfil their God-given call. But God will destroy you and they will go to Him. Then His eternal promise will come to pass as many within the nations come to Israel to be turned to the living God.
Say hello to your coming doom, world!
Psalm 114:7 “Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.”
World peace... hell’s way:
- Lenin (One of the architects of communism): “World peace is communist world control.”
- Islam: “World peace is an Islamic world with no resistance, and Sharia law ruling.”
- Hitler: “World peace will come for a thousand years under Nazi rulership.”
- Catholics : We will bring world peace into being.”
- Antichrist: I will control the world, its religions, and its economy by strength and domination. (Isaiah 10:13-14, Revelation 17:17, 13:7)
The common denominator here is forced control with the Jews enslaved, removed or killed, so that God’s plan will be frustrated. That is the way of Satan, and nothing has changed.
►Hitler’s mentor, Dietrich Eckart, an occultist, when he first met Hitler said, “Here is the long awaited Messiah!” Eckart became known as the “High priest of the Nazis”. (With no Jews.)
►Interestingly, Constantine, the main architect of the Catholic church called himself Pontifex Maximus, meaning, the high priest of the heathen.
But God said of Israel (the Jews) “You will be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. (Exodus 19:6) (The true church also bears this title.)
Isaiah 61:6-7 “You (Israel) shall be named the Priests of the Lord, men shall call you the Servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles and in their glory you shall boast. Instead of your shame, you shall have double honour. Therefore in their land, they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.”
World peace will arrive when God’s plans for Israel and Jerusalem are fulfilled.
World, you are soon going to make your great fatal, fateful mistake on the plains of Israel and in the city of Jerusalem! (Zechariah 12:3) World, why are you so stupid that you can’t even see the pattern in history which has already happened, never mind your future reflected in that history?
A message to the world’s mass-media:
You are and will do the works of your god. You are doomed.
King David had a trusted counsellor named Ahithophel. But he arose in pride and became bitter and gave David the wrong advice. In many ways Ahithophel was a type of the voice of the media.
2 Samuel 15:31 “They told David, ‘Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.’ So David prayed: ‘O Lord, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.”
Interestingly, the name ‘Ahithophel’ means “Brother of ruin and foolishness.”
Mass-media, your proud counsel is your own ruin and foolishness!
►A wise believer will pray for the counsel of the media to be turned to foolishness in his own lifel, and not be influenced.
There is another important message here: Ahithophel was an insider. This is a powerful type of the churches of replacement theology and their evil counsel. They are a Trojan.
One of the main aims of the false church will be to obstruct God’s plans for Israel. This is why the mass-media loves false, fallen religion.
Being an ex media man myself, I have a heart for them. My prayer has always been that some get saved. I know some who have, but the great majority will not because of the nature of the industry and its connection to the world-system.
Those in the media who have seen the light, and will in the tribulation period – you will have a new powerful role, with new insight and understanding. Glory to you!
Where did the chariot go?
Elijah was walking along with Elisha and a whirlwind appeared, and suddenly Elijah was raptured up to heaven in a chariot of fire within a whirlwind! (2 Kings2 11-12)
But this was an odd chariot. Elisha, in his shock, called it the “chariot of Israel.”
This occurred just after Elijah’s miracle of the parting of the water, so that he and Elisha could cross on dry ground at a place called Gilgal (2 Kings 2:8)
Gilgal is where the Israelites crossed into the Promise Land (Joshua 4:1-9)
So what we have here is a type of the rapture, just as the children of Israel cross into their new, spiritual promised land.
The rapture is the shock that will cause the Jews to become jealous and angry, leading to their salvation. (Romans 10:19) The rapture is a “chariot” carrying a spectacular message to Israel!
The rapture is a “banner” and a baton!
The great danger for the world and the church:
It is a huge thing to come against the Jews and God’s plans for them. You will be cursed. That applies to individuals and entire nations. Anyone blessing Israel will be blessed, and anyone cursing Israel will be cursed. (Genesis 12:3, Numbers 24:9)
We see that Pharaoh refused to release the Jews when Moses commanded him to. This was the reason God hardened his heart. After God’s intervention he did “let My people”, but then still pursued the children of Israel, leading to the deaths of his own armies in the Red Sea.
Due to Israel’s rebellion they too had their hearts hardened, which is evident even today. (Ezekiel 3:7, Hebrews 3:8) What a terrible thing to have a hardened heart in these days!
Ephesians 4:17-18 “Do not walk as the rest of the Gentiles do in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their heart.”
A hard heart is the open door for demons and spirits of anti-Semitism, replacement theology and Jew hatred in these days.
Beware; these are powerful, evil spirits at work. You can’t reason with them. You will succumb. You must cast them out of your own life.
The funny thing is the very opposite of replacement theology will be the order of the day, in the tribulation period. The Jews will be the main focus of the work of God and the left-behind religious elite become part of the false prophet.
The early church reached the whole known world then. (Colossians 1:23) Then came the Catholic-created dark ages, replacement theology, anti-Semitism and Jew hatred, by the fallen church. The Jews as God’s evangelists in the tribulation will reach the whole world with gospel!
The word “inextricable” means, “Impossible to be separated.” It applies perfectly, inextricably to Israel, Jerusalem, the Jews and God’s irrevocable call and plan. You can’t remove it. (Romans 11:29)
The world would like Israel to become part of their world – not called, and not chosen, with no separate, holy, godly, calling and destiny. That’s why the world hates them!
Israel’s birth-pangs and spiritual birth:
A birth is a painful experience, but produces victory. What the world is trying to do now is abort the process and kill God’s work in His people. No wonder Satan’s world supports abortion.
Israel, the people and the city have suffered much through history. The birth is about to manifest.
Suffering makes you beautiful! It may not make you pretty, but it makes you deeply beautiful.
Isaiah 52:1 “Awake, awake! Put on your strength O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city.”
Yes, Israel, you are on the way to eternal, deep, spiritual beauty, but there are pains to endure.
Isaiah 61:3 “To them who mourn in Zion, I will give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning.”
Zechariah 13:8-9 “It shall come to pass in all the land, says the Lord, that two thirds of it shall be cut off and die, but one third shall be left in it. I will bring the one third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say; ‘This is My people’. And each one will say, ‘The Lord is My God.’”
Some say that above verse relates to various historic events and wars like the Holocaust, but not so. It is prophetic because of the fact that the remnant are brought to salvation in Messiah, which is still future.
This verse above, speaks of part of the coming new Holocaust in which Israel will suffer great loss, but only temporarily on her way to victory.
Today the majority of the world’s youth know nothing of the Holocaust, or of the Messiah. The youth of Israel know all too well about the Holocaust, but they don’t know the Messiah (yet)! That is all about to change.
Zechariah 2:8 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: He has sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you (Jerusalem) touches the apple of His eye.”
As the birth approaches Israel repents.
Hosea 10:12 “...Break up your fallow ground (hard hearts) for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and reigns righteousness on you.”
Romans 11:25-27 “I do not desire, brethren that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: The Deliverer shall come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. For this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”
The world (Pharaoh / Egypt) will not repent of their hard hearts. Israel will repent!
Ezekiel 36:25-27 “I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you (Israel) have profaned in their midst. The nations shall know that I am the Lord, when I am hallowed in you before them. I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you...I will put My Spirit within you...”
Ezekiel 39:29 “I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel, says the Lord God.”
Israel, today you are blind to the beautiful painting that you are. One day very soon, as the veil lifts you will see your own spiritual beauty! Jump for joy Israel!
Israel: Magnificent promises:
Isaiah 49:6 “I also will give you (Israel) as a light to the Gentles, that you should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 49:16 “See I have inscribed you (Zion) on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.”
Isaiah 62:4 “You shall no longer be termed forsaken, nor shall your land be termed desolate.”
Isaiah 62:12 “They shall call them (Israel) the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called Sought Out, a City not Forsaken.”
Acts 13:47 “I have set you (Jews) to be a light to the Gentiles that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 60:2-3 “Behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you (Jews), and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
The big, well-used (rightly so) chant of the Jews is “Never again” in relation to the Holocaust. But God is saying “Never again” too. He is saying; “Never again” will My people forsake Me. He is saying, “Never again” will I forsake them or their land or their city!
When the author walks onto the stage, the play is over.
I took the background picture in the Etosha desert and the white rhino in KwaZulu Natal and blended them together.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 454: January 29th 2019
The importance of hell:
This is a highly positive edition, perhaps the most positive you will read in a long time. It is positive in that it puts back a major doctrine of Messiah into its rightful place, after it has been ignored or removed by blind guides in pulpits.
Isaiah 14:12-14 “How you are fallen, from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations. You said you will ascend into heaven and exalt your throne above the stars of God...You said – ‘I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (hell), to the lowest depths of the pit.” (Luke 10:18)
Some names for hell in the scriptures include: Hell, Hades, Sheol, Gehenna, Tartarus, Outer darkness, and the Lake of fire. There are many other types of hell seen in the Bible.
There are various degrees of eternal reward for believers, and there are degrees of punishment in hell for unbelievers. Here are some appropriate verses: Matthew 10:14-15, Matthew 11:20-21, Hebrews 10:29, Revelation 20:12.
God is the creator of hell and He has the keys!
Revelation 1:18 “I am He who lives and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Hades and death.”
The principle of hell:
We see a most important list of the six foundational doctrines of Messiah for the church in Hebrews 6:1-2. Every single doctrine in the Bible finds it place somewhere on this foundation. The final doctrine is “Eternal judgement.” This includes judgement itself, and hell. Please note that it is an “elementary foundational doctrine.”
As a teacher / pastor, you have no right or authority to remove any part of the foundation of growth in Messiah, for your flock, because you deem it uncouth or unpopular! You have no right to change it, or water it down as most have done...just when it is needed most!
Canned, dead religion has created heaven on earth and no hell, except by name, and even that, many blind ministers won’t even use. New doctrines that exclude hell are all false, and their authors are blind to the demons on their back.
An obvious essential principle is to warn, as a danger approaches. The nearer it gets the more frequent and louder the warning must be. Yet when it comes to eternal judgement and hell, the opposite is true within many churches.
Judgment and hell:
The one big thing the unsaved world, and media in particular have not bargained for, is coming judgement. Judgement is the great revealer. It sees deeper than any radar, with perfect sight, and has perfect memory. It is the spotter, the locater and the red flag!
It hides nothing! We as believers have the great privilege of having ourselves cleansed now by the judgement of the cross, and by judging ourselves now as we go forward.
In Eden God answered sin with judgement. At Babel, He answered sin with judgment. At the flood He answered sin with judgement. At Sodom, He answered sin with judgement. At the cross He answered the sin of the world with judgment.
Do you think you will escape judgement?
If you think about it, judgement is only bad and harmful if you love sin and have no intention of repenting from your wicked ways.
Judgement destroys sin, it purges and cleanses. It is good – very good!
Only those in darkness can live in peace in this world of sin. But at Armageddon they will run and hide from the light of judgement.
The characteristics of hell:
Hell is not a place of correction. That is a hell-born Catholic concept. Hell is a place of eternal punishment. Correction is for this life. There is no hope of escape from hell, once there.
Isaiah 38:18 “Sheol (hell) cannot thank You, death cannot praise You; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth.”
Hell is a place of torment, punishment and suffering – for eternity.
Luke 16:23 “Being in torment in Hades, he lifted up his eyes...”
2 Peter 2:4 “God did not spare the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, reserved for judgement.”
A central characteristic of hell is that it comes after judgement and is therefore just and fair, being based on God’s law.
If there was no law, no one could legally be sent to hell.
If you remove the law, there is nothing to repent of, because law identifies what sin is. Law is for sinners. If you remove it, because of the nature of man’s heart, you have anarchy and tyranny.
1 Timothy 1:9 “The law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners...”
Romans 7:7 “...I would not have known sin, except through the law...”
I am not referring here to living under the law rather than grace, but that is another subject.
Satan’s ace is to get rid of law so there will be lawlessness and get rid of hell, so there will be no punishment. But there is no such thing as lawlessness and no such thing as no hell.
Charley Finny taught on how to preach to get no enduring results: “Preach love and grace with no law or accountability. Love with no law, and repentance gets lots of decisions for Christ, but no enduring results.”
(Dr. Finny was a hellfire preacher about 250 years ago, who has the record of the most converts remaining faithful to the Lord till their death. He was one of my spiritual fathers.)
The tragic results of removing hell from your thinking:
The removal of hell-teaching from the church makes the church inoffensive, with no fear of the Lord, repentance, or centrality of the cross. It fills the church with twisted, popular doctrines and nice happy, spiritually blind, dumb people.
Tolerance of, and relevance to the modern ways of the world, is simply tolerance of thoroughly modern Satan.
Silence and neutrality in the face of sin, gives it licence. It does not mean that the consequences, judgement and hell, have been neutralised!
Dante, the Italian poet of the Middle Ages wrote: “The darkest places of hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
Satan’s ace is love and peace with sin neutralised and hell removed, no righteousness, and no judgement to come.
If Satan can remove hell from the Christian’s doctrine there would be all manner of evil in the church – just like it is today!
If you could remove sin, evil and hell, you would have a terrible, evil, sin-filled heaven.
Fools think they can remove judgement and hell because they remove the words for it!
If you eliminate wrath or severity you also interfere with grace. If there is no sin-guilt there is no need of acquittal, which means there is no need of grace and mercy. Your salvation is then as valuable as a rotten pea instead of a pearl of great price.
Grace and mercy shine brightly in view of hell. Where there is no hell, grace and mercy are dull to non-existent.
Avoiding hell-teaching, plays right into the hands of hell.
World leaders in hell:
Isaiah 14:9 “Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, all the chief ones of the earth, it has raised up from their thrones, all the kings of the nations.”
Ezekiel 32:21 “The strong and the mighty shall speak out of the midst of hell with those who help him...”
Isaiah 5:14 (Amp) “Sheol the unseen realm of the dead, has enlarged its appetite, and opened its mouth without measure, and nobility and her multitude and pomp, descend into it.”
Psalm 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
You could add to this all the celebrities and famous entertainers of the day as well, with very few exceptions!
Some general verses on hell:
Psalm 55:15 “Let death seize them; let them go down alive to hell.”
Proverbs 27:20 “Hell and destruction are never full. So the eyes of man are never satisfied.”
Isaiah 33:14 “...Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
Matthew 3:12 “His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn. But He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Matthew 22:13 “...Bind him hand and foot, take him away and cast him into outer darkness, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Revelation 20:10 “The devil who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Proverbs 23:13-14 “Do not withhold correction from a child; if you beat him with a rod, he will not die, you shall delver his soul from hell.”
Romans 2:5 “In accordance with your hard and impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God.”
John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
How many go to hell:
Obviously, it’s impossible to know, but we do see some scary indicators in the scriptures.
Only those on the “narrow road” are saved, while those on the “wide road go to destruction.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
The theme of many and few, with many going to destruction and few being saved, repeats often in the Bible. Here are some of the verses:
Luke 13:23. Revelation 3:4, 1 Peter 3:20, Matthew 9:37
Many will seek to be saved but will not. They want salvation, but are not prepared to change their ways and meet the conditions. (Luke 13:23-24)
I strongly encourage you, even if saved for a long time, to read through the verses under the “Salvation” tab on the right hand side of this website.
God desires all to be saved. (1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9) But we see that He predestines those to be saved that He, in His foreknowledge knows will turn to Him. (Ephesians 1:4)
If you are truly born of God, there will be signs and fruits: “He who is born of God overcomes the world”. (1 John 5:4) Those born of God are given authority to become children of God (change) (John 1:2) “He who is born of God loves.” (1 John 4:7)
Galatians 5:22 lists the fruits of the Spirit of God in your life. They are: Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
The fruits of the spirit of Satan in people are seen in the previous verses, Galatians 5:18-21: Legalism, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery , hatred contentions, jealousy, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions, heresies, envy, murder, drunkenness, revelries and the like.
John 10:10 “The thief (Satan) comes to kill steal and destroy.” He is the “father of lies.” (John 8:44)
Churches who will go to hell:
The messages to the seven churches in the Revelation are profound, accurate assessments of the church. These messages relate to seven historic churches, to all churches today, and then there is an amazing prophetic plot of the course church history here as well.
Every church can find its identity within these seven. (Revelation chapters 2 &3)
The church of Thyatira is interpreted by most (including me) as relating to the Catholic, and other orthodox churches. These are clearly not saved. (Revelation 2:20-24)
The church at Sardis relates to the spiritually dead churches of the reformation. (Revelation 3:1-3)
The church of Laodicea, the lukewarm church, relates to many end-time, spirit-less churches. It is spat out. (Revelation 3:15-16)
Much of the church today is entering a new dark age of gross blindness. Its clergy are dead bones dressed in Nicolaitan fancy, garb.
There is a direct relationship between the decline into sin of many churches as well as society, with the removal of hell from teaching and preaching.
Hell-teaching creates spiritual balance and godly health.
Ministers who don’t teach clearly on hell have no fear of the Lord in them, none of them! That should be a giant warning light and red flag right there!
By refusing to preach on hell because it’s not politically correct, or for any reason, legitimises sin, and gives it license.
Of course there is a misuse of the preaching of hell, in the form of brow-beating. But that is the case with other important doctrines too. That does not justify its removal.
Hell and severity is an appropriate biblical tool of warning used by our Lord and His disciples.
►Love warns, hate does not!
Ezekiel 3:18 “When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.”
Those who won’t teach on wrath, judgement and hell are man pleasers. They seek the approval of man. They have the blood of many on their hands, just like Herod who had John the Baptist executed to find approval from his guests.
Here at The Prophetic Scroll, you will always get your needed dose of heaven and hell-teaching!
“It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31) But it is also a fearful thing to be loved by the living God!
The role of the mass-media in sending people to hell:
“He who has an ear let him hear” Is a commonly used phrase in the Bible. It implies that only certain types can hear God. You have to meet the conditions. If not, you automatically have ears to hear the world through its god, Satan and his voice, the mass-media.
As we approach the great end-time dramas, Satan knows his time is very short. (Revelation 12:12) And as a result, turns up the volume of his media circus.
“The spiritual man judges all things.” (1 Corinthians 2:15) He will not be influenced by the godless media. The mass-media judges all things according to its fallen, polluted, skewed, demonic base. The “spiritual man” must receive from God’s media and reject the world’s media.
We are to “Love the truth. (2 Thessalonians 2:10) We are to know that the “truth is the foundational pillar of the church.” (1 Timothy 3:15) But we must see that this is a great hindrance to the love of world and the love of self. That is why Satan is attacking the very pillars of truth today.
Here is the shocking purpose of Satan as the antichrist, preparing the world for hell:
Daniel 8:12 “An army was given over to the horn (antichrist) to oppose the daily sacrifices (in the new temple) and he cast the truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.”
Today, more and more, the battle is for the truth. The battle is for the truth in you.
Judgement is not according to the media’s world-view. It is not according to intellectual, liberal, democratic ways. Judgement is not according to one-world globalism or the variable values of situation ethics. It is not even according to love, but is according to truth.
The United States of the Earth, a New World Empire, a New World Order, Globalism, and Multilateralism can only come about by domination, of the dumb masses, violently, or by their voluntary capitulation. It can only come about by the light of the world, the church, going out and the “truth being cast down in the street.” (Isaiah 59:14)
One of Satan’s main strategies (also seen in the media) is to destroy the will to resist him. He uses: Demoralisation, neutralisation, personal disarmament, demilitarisation, through the removal of the spiritual warfare gifts of the Spirit.
One of the most powerful factors of salvation is release from guilt and sin in forgiveness. Heaven will be eternally holy, free from sin and evil. Hell will not. It will be a place of punishment, but also of ongoing evil and torment.
The following words relate to those in hell: Regret, anguish, grief, sorrow, and panic.
The following words relate to heaven: Peace calmness, comfort, assurance, delight, joy, and relief.
The rapture of the true church will take place in an atomic second, and it will be irreversible. There will also be a “rapture” into hell, also irreversible, at the Second Coming! (Matthew 25:31-34 Matthew 24:28)
Our God will wipe away every tear, all death, suffering, pain, mourning and sorrow, but not for the unbeliever!
There is extreme contentment and satisfaction in living for eternity. Make every moment count for eternity.
A radical fanatic is one who loves the Lord more than you do. A bigot is someone who despises the powers of evil more than you do. Both are deeply loved by our Lord.
What sets your soul on fire? Is it the things of the world or heaven?
At the end of the day (your life), you will know the truth according to God and not your own ideas anymore, or the media or your family or friends. You will stand absolutely alone before the living, eternal God who has the keys to your eternal future in His hands.
So then, the doctrine, preaching and teaching of eternal judgment completes the all important, elementary foundation for all believers.
I took the background picture in the giant sycamore tree forest in Mkuze Game Reserve. I thought the base looked a bit like a crouching lion, so I put a lion into the picture.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 453: January 22nd 2019
Treasures of prophecy: Part 2
Join me in another treasure hunt. We are looking for valuable treasure and the speaking word of God through prophecies and verses in the Bible for today. Like the last edition, this is a collection of “revelations” on a wide range of subjects.
Bible prophecy makes up one third of the content of the Bible. Only one in five prophecies relates to the first coming of our Lord, all the others, relate to the events surrounding the Second Coming. (Including the rapture) Our Lord spoke more of hell than heaven. The pattern of fulfilment of all prophecy is consistent – literal, which of course means that the rest will be fulfilled in the same way.
You can’t be safe without prophecy in your spiritual make up! Bear in mind that prophecy also relates to your personal life. It is the living God who makes you wise, while Satan makes you stupid - always!
Importance of prophecy:
There is a blinding, obscuring fog descending on the church, in that it has turned off the light of prophecy and even the rapture! The funny thing is Bible prophecy says prophecy will be cast aside in the end days.
There is much confusion about prophecy, the rapture and Israel’s place in prophecy, in many churches, but it is Satan who is the god of confusion.
The heart of true Bible prophecy distinguishes between the true and false and identifies the true Messiah from the antichrist.
In most cases there is a tragic link between those who reject prophecy and those who will go with the antichrist and who will come against Israel. (The two are doctrinally linked!)
Towers of faulty thinking:
A great worldwide delusion is: God is merciful and loving and would never act in wrath. But He is ruthless and wrathful too! He is good and severe!
One of the great faults and errors today, is that people think that because they believe something it must be true or valid. That is pure ego affirmation! Likewise they think if they don’t believe something, that settles it and it’s not true. They think they can be God’s judge, jury and executioner!
People think they are supreme judges controlling the truth from their elevated throne of pride, with God kneeling before them. They presume to be God’s editors.
Christians, especially teachers, with no active fear of the Lord in them, are to be feared most.
Romans 3:17-18 “The way of peace they have not known, there is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Idiots think truth is a matter of democracy!
The fear of rejection is a plague today.
Because people fear rejection, knowingly or not, they use all sorts of methods to gain acceptance. They seek the approval of man rather than of God.
Be careful of rejection. The problem is that Satan is always looking for someone whom he may devour. Rejection is a hole in your heart, looking to be filled. It also opens you up to possible demonic infiltration. Vultures often sit and wait their turn. They are opportunists!
If the consequences of rejection have wrecked you, you need to identify it as sin, and repent.
It is fallen Freudian psychology that says, “Man is not responsible for his actions.” It takes sides with the sin-nature, which is taking sides with Satan, against God’s ways. They never get free because they never repent of sin.
Most of man’s problems stem from a lack of purpose and meaning in life. These can only be found in the kingdom of God. In fact, you were called by God, before the foundation of the earth! It really is a meaningless existence with little purpose to be focussed on the temporary material world, which is all to wither away.
Stand strong, secure and solid as a rock:
End-time pressures are expanding rapidly, ready to explode.
Many will take these end-time pressures and be gloriously transformed, grow strong, secure and unshakable. Many will be swept away by the pressures.
When your heart is right isn’t it just wonderful to read a verse from the Bible and it comes alive and speaks to you as if it were God speaking right in front of you?
John 1:9 “He was the true Light which gives light to every man that comes into the world.”
According to this verse, all people are lit at birth. Life itself is light. Therefore when the unbeliever rejects God’s light, he replaces it with his own light, which is wrath-attracting darkness. (Luke 11:35)
Be open to God’s discipline and correction.
Discipline in fact gives you value. It makes you feel important enough to be corrected and be seen going the right way. A child with no discipline has no inherent value and ends up with a rejection complex and a totally wrecked character, especially when the pressure is on.
When you are disciplined as a believer, you understand your value in the kingdom. You see more clearly the enormous value of grace and salvation itself.
Truth about curses today:
One of the plagues of these end-times, which very people are aware of, is active curses on entire nations, political parties, and individuals.
Matthew 16:6 “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees”.
The leaven of the Pharisees is cursed legalism.
Leaven (yeast) grows, expands and spreads. That is the law of leaven. But emanating from certain types, it is poisonous and full of curses. Beware – few come out when trapped by it. In fact there were only two Pharisees in the Bible that escaped it.
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 “If you diligently obey the voice of the Lord...all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you. Verse 15 “If you do not obey the Lord all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.
Note above, that both blessings and curses can “overtake you.” Don’t mess with things that carry curses. You are entrapping yourself.
Leaven, mixed into dough puffs it up. Spiritually, that is pride – proud, arrogant curse-producing poison. Religion is full of it. Law and works mixed with faith and grace will get you cursed!
Galatians 3:1-10 “O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you...As many as under the works of the law, are under the curse...”
Malachi 1:14 “Cursed be the deceiver.”
Today we have many ministries that are delivering pure deception – they are cursed and they are bringing the gullible under their curses.
Tragic self-imposed curses of Israel:
The Jews cursed themselves in two most tragic and insightful ways:
●As Barabbas the murderer was released and Yeshua sent to the cross, the Jews said, “His blood be upon us and our children and children’s children.” This self-generated curse is still playing out today!
●Amazingly, Pilate said to the Jews, “Shall I crucify your king?” They said, “We have no king but Caesar.” (John 19:15)
“Caesar” Strong’s G2541. “Kaisar”. Meaning: “Severed.”
But the Jews hated Caesar! Tragically, they’ve been serving the Caesar’s of the world until recently.
They have cursed themselves to serve the “severed” one, Satan which has seen them become severed from God during the church age. These two curses will soon end, but not before many Jews serve the ultimate severed Caesar – the antichrist.
Here we see the terrible situation of the Palestinians today, cursing Israel as their ancestors did many years ago.
Joshua 24:9-10 “Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab (Modern Palestinians) arose to make war against Israel, and sent and called Balaam, the son of Beor to curse you. (Israel).”
But here is God’s glorious and severe answer:
Numbers 23:8 “How shall I curse what God has not cursed, or denounce whom the Lord has not denounced.”
Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you.”
Numbers24:9 “He bows down like a lion, and as a lion, who will rouse him? Blessed is he who blesses you and cursed is he who curses you.”
If you want to mess Israel – good luck, you fool!
Amazing rapture clothing:
In Revelation 19:8, 14 we see the bride and the army both in “fine, clean white linen – the righteous acts of the saints”. These terms relate only to the church and not angels. They are speaking of the church after rapture, rewarded, in heaven.
Please note: The marriage comes first, then the war! The church is seen saved and rewarded in heaven before returning with our Lord at the Second Coming to complete the war of all wars, dressed in fine pure white linen!
”This speaks wonderfully and powerfully of a pre-tribulation rapture!
The future of the media:
Hello broken, shattered destroyed mass-media!
Jerusalem will be a burdensome stone to all nations and he who tries to move it (divide it) will be broken! (Zechariah 12:3)
Today the mass-media, especially the bosses are on the same page with Lucifer. They have cast down God and exalted themselves in His place. Their “truth” is supreme, they think, but its source is the “father of lies” – the god of fake news!
Right at the end of the tribulation period we see a mighty destruction from God against all those who divided Jerusalem and came against Israel (Joel 3:2)
It is the mass media who are Satan’s voice in this regard, the voice of the world-system to the blind masses. They are the champions of true, deep anti-Semitism.
Psalm 33:10-12 “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations (media) to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever...Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
Psalm 55:9 “Destroy, O Lord and divide their tongues, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.”
Doors gates and keys:
●God Himself shut the door of the ark with Noah and family inside. (Genesis 7:16)
●The five foolish virgins amongst the ten were shut out. (Matthew 25:10).
●Our Lord is seen standing outside the door of the lukewarm, compromised church and knocking. (Revelation 3:20)
●The church at Philadelphia is given the key of David (Revelation 3:7, also seen in Isaiah 22:22). This key opens the doors for the Jews to Jerusalem.
●Luke 13:25-27 (The narrow way) “When the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock saying, Lord, Lord open for us and He will answer and say, ‘I do not know you, where you are from...Depart from Me you workers of iniquity.’”
●Luke 11:52 (Woe to the Pharisees and lawyers) “Woe to you for you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering, you hindered.”
●Revelation 1:18 “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of death.”
●Isaiah 26:20-21 “Come My people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves as it were for a little moment, until the indignation (tribulation) is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place (Second Coming) to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.”
This is the great rapture door! It is a rare Old Covenant example of the door closing behind those left behind in the tribulation period.
Note that God is the God of open and closed doors and He has the keys!
Light and darkness:
The Menorah represents the supernatural light of God. It represents the seven manifestations of the Spirit of God. It represents tremendous value, and eternal beauty, and much more.
So much blindness has been created relating to God’s position on end-time Israel that today the command in Romans 12:2 to “renew your mind”, must include renewal on all things Israel! Especially for new believers and the millions that have been kept in darkness by their shepherds.
For many this glorious door is just starting to open!
Here, below, is an incredible description of some of the qualities of our Lord as He walks amongst the seven candles of the lampstand (Menorah) in Revelation chapter one.
●He is the One standing amidst the seven golden lampstands ●He has a garment down to His feet and a golden band about His chest. ●His hair was white as wool and snow. ●His eyes are like a flame of fire. ●His feet are like fine brass refined in a furnace. ●His voice is like the sound of many waters. ●He has a two-edged sword from His mouth. ●His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. ●He is the Alpha and the Omega.
The attacking tongue and the evil eye:
Witchcraft in various forms is an end-time plague. It gives people a lying power. They get seduced by it and get cursed, manipulated and controlled. Many times this is evident in entire nations.
People, even Christians, and sometimes even deceived teachers under the power of witchcraft and legalism, attack accepted Bible truths and those who support them.
In most cases its useless dealing with such people. Avoid them like the plague.
●Jeremiah 18:18 “Let us devise plans against Jeremiah, for the law shall not perish from him, nor the counsel of wisdom, nor the word from that prophet. Come let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.”
●The word “bewitch” (Galatians 3:1) means, “to smite with the eye”, or “place the evil-eye” on someone. That evil-eye, being a curse!
Many times, the attack with the tongue and the evil-eye, go together. People who don’t like you disagreeing with them will attack you with the tongue and try to bewitch you with their evil-eye curse. They may or may not even be aware that they are spreading curses.
Those in ministry should have prayer support against such people and their poison.
Thankfully, I have loyal, wonderful prayer partners blocking attacks against me and this ministry, and there have been many!
God, god, Gog and Gaga:
We all know the prophecies of soon coming WW111 in Ezekiel 38 & 39, dubbed the war of Gog and Magog. This war sees the Russia sweep down through Turkey to attack Israel.
I have shared much about the Aryans and their connections with Hitler and Gog, in previous editions.
Here are few extra snippets that I have not shared before:
The Aryans were known for human sacrifices normally in fire, to the god Thor. Thor is a Germanic god of thunder, war and death.
Gaga was a Babylonian Akkadian hermaphrodite deity associated with the planet Pluto and the gods of the underworld.
Gog in history was linked to the Akkadian god “Gaga” from the Russian land of the Gyges. The god Gaga is also associated through the Akkadian race with Marduk, the one who orders the course of the planets, and the curse of Nibiru. (Of which I have written much about and warned of.)
The word “Aryan” means, “Of noble or perfect birth.” Some definitions include: with no Jews in the bloodline.
The Aryan race originates from the village called Arkaim in northern Russia. “Arkaim” means, “meeting of the sky and earth.” This was the home of the demon god, Gog.
Gog is a powerful satanic spirit who will arise and enter and individual (just like the antichrist will) at the right time. That will most probably be Putin.
I just thought it was interesting to see some of these ancient connections between the Aryans, Gaga, Gog, Marduk, Akkadians and the curse of Nibiru, and WW111.
The date of the war in Syria which destroys Damascus:
The well-known Isaiah 17 chapter on the destruction of Damascus by Israel, has within it a very strange, odd and mysterious date! This date identifies when the war will take place.
Isaiah 17:4 “In that day (of the war) it shall come to pass that the glory of Jacob shall wane, and the fatness of his flesh shall grow lean.” The previous verse speaks of “Ephraim losing its fortress”.
Normally, “Jacob” refers to all of Israel. But here, because it includes Ephraim it is referring to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. This is present day Samaria or the West Bank and other so-called Palestinian territories.
It is these areas and the peoples of them that are “waning” at an incredible rate, especially compared to the rest of Israel which is waxing great, and increasing on just about every front.
Many people have placed this war near the Second Coming because they believe that all Israel has to “wane” and decrease. No sir! It means that the war can happen any time now because the correct area has already “waned” or decreased.
Okay it’s not a calendar date, but it does show that all the skinny ducks are in a row.
Many Jews are being saved ahead of a great number who will be saved in the tribulation period. We are not to turn Jewish converts into little subservient Catholic, so-called Christians.
The Catholic Christ Mass is the mass of the blasphemous Eucharist, crucifying Christ over and over.
We are not to introduce saved Jews to any of the Babylonian, Roman, Catholic, and other orthodox church practises.
Babylonian Baal worship has infiltrated the church since the days of Constantine (315 AD).
The following verses are prophetic and speak to Jews being saved now, as well as those who will be saved in the tribulation. And there are dozens more like this.
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.
Jeremiah 23:25-26 “I have heard what the prophets have said; who prophesy lies in My name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ ‘How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies’? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, who try to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbour, as their father forgot My name for Baal.’”
In these days, there is little time left to get you act together. I expect to see an explosion of prophetic development within weeks and months. It’s time to be radical for our Lord.
Christians are born not made. Radical disciples are made not born. You must be radical in your Christian experience. You must be! You can’t think wrong and live right. And you can’t divide up your beliefs between God and the devil!
Radicals beget radicals, (and people who hate them)!
I took the fish eagle picture in the Okavango Delta and the background waterfall at Augrabies in the Kalahari Desert. I mixed in some gold leaf and combined them all.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 452: January 15th 2019
Treasures of prophecy for today:
Psalm 119:162 “I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure.”
In this edition I will share with you some startling and little-known prophecies and scriptures that relate accurately to today’s world situation on many fronts, including moral, political, and military, Israel, the church and much more.
There are many verses that are directly prophetic, but also many others that can have a prophetic application, or a double reference. So we need to hear the leading of the Spirit.
We need to be open to the Spirit of God shedding fresh light on verses that we think we know.
This edition may seem disjointed, but that is because I have much revelation, contained in so many verses for you, and I want to get as much as possible to you in this and the next edition.
Idiots and idols:
Idols are illigitimate or forbidden things people worship, but opinions can just as easily become idols of enslavement too.
This world is absolutely filled with all types of idolatry and some of it is in the church.
Consider these profound verses below, and note the effects:
Jeremiah 10:8 “They (who worship idols) are altogether dull hearted and foolish.”
Proverbs 14:18 “Fools mock at sin, but among the righteous there is favour.”
Isaiah 32:6 “The foolish person will speak foolishness, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error against the Lord...”
Proverbs 15:14 “The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.”
Ephesians 4:18 “Their understanding was darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their heart.”
As you read these verses above, please note idolatry brings foolishness into your heart. Satan makes you stupid. It makes you a true idiot. You then mock at sin, just like the media does. You then become full of sin, feeding on the world’s foolishness and it gets progressively worse.
Their hearts are then hardened and they are in a terrible state.
These few verses, above are a treasure-chest of truth relating to the whole unsaved world today. They apply succinctly to individuals and entire nations. Tragically, they apply to many modern churches today. Or should I say; counterfeit churches.
►If the church was doing its job properly; there would be far fewer professing Christians. These are the ones who profess belief but have no enduring fruit or biblical evidence of new-birth. They are frauds and the churches today are full of them!
The cross identifies you. But where there is no cross, self-opinion, idolatry, and foolishness rule and take over.
An incredible verse:
James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those that love Him.”
As we move forward in the Lord, we all encounter temptation. With some, it is an absolute battle, because they have yielded to sin so frequently. Those who are truly saved, know all about battling to be released from the grip of sin.
Your battle against sin can be quite easily overcome by the correct application of the cross.
But revealed, like hidden treasure, the verse above shows something quite incredible. When you endure temptation and overcome it, you will receive a reward! This reward is called “The crown of life.” Like all rewards from our Lord, it is eternal. It identifies you in God’s eternal kingdom in a most powerful way, forever and ever.
Do you think it is worth it, to endure and overcome temptation? – You bet!!
Just think about that. Your battle is for a brief moment in time, but your reward is forever and ever. That makes our Lord’s grace and mercy, totally unreasonable - positively!
Psalm 19:9-11 “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; His judgements are true and righteous altogether...By them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.”
Note again, “great reward” for heading warning!
Some terrible “treasure” of the tribulation period:
The unbeliever will curse himself to eternal hell by receiving a mark on his forehead or hand. (Revelation 13:16, 14:11) But have a look at this bit of majesty:
Revelation 22:4-5 “They (believers) shall see His face, and His name shall be upon their foreheads, and there shall be no night there: They need no lamp, nor light of the sun, for the Lord gives them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.”
What a thing this is! Those who take the mark of the beast are sent to an eternal hell. Those who take the mark of the cross of Calvary, which will show in a godly mark on their foreheads, shall reign with our Lord forever and ever!
The unsaved go into unquenchable fire.
Isaiah 34:10 (Day of Lord’s vengeance) “The burning will not be quenched (Lit=unquenchable) night or day; its smoke shall ascend forever...”
“Quenched” (Strong’s G762) is “Asbestos” meaning, “not extinguishable”. You can hit asbestos with fire and it never gets quenched or consumed. In other words, this fire of God’s judgement never comes to an end.
The world can never have true peace. Peace is a person, a crucified and risen person, whom the world has rejected. The world’s peace is manufactured, temporary, external, superficial and in fact a lie. The world’s peace is soon to be hit with unquenchable fire!
Today we are seeing the rapid devolution of man on all fronts, including social, art, music, morals, religion and more. The funny thing is that true “evolution” is only for the serious Christian! God lifts him up, changing him, while those in Satan’s kingdom are always brought down to the lowest common denominator.
We are seeing the devolution of the world without God right now. It’s all unwinding fast. It is degenerating and getting ready to go to hell in a hand-basket.
Yes, there are some things in the world getting better, but not in the big issues like morality.
Why is “perilous times” a key prophecy of these times? (2 Timothy 3:1-2) As the verse reveals, it is simply because of the degeneration of character.
The internet has been so very successful, or has it? It has made many things easier, especially the spread of gospel. But it has speeded up the stupefying of the masses fast. It has revolutionised the moral degeneration of man.
The various media internet companies have set their algorithms to generate and give you not what you want, but what they want. It’s all about manipulation which will lead to global satanic control.
Due to the world’s idolatry, foolishness and blindness, they have charged headlong into many curse generating activities and beliefs. They don’t see it until it’s too late and they trapped in an ever worsening situation like a drug addict bearing the brunt!
●Curses can come from generational ancestry. ●Curses come from certain types of sinful behaviour like homosexuality. ● Curses can come from leaders, particularly some types of Christian leaders who are representing Satan, unknowingly, like all those in replacement theology. ● Curses are sometimes self-inflicted by one’s own words. ●Curses continue until revoked.
●Curses always operate through the following activities: Clairvoyants, mediums, fortune tellers, witchdoctors, and certain false prophets. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
Today these things are at plague-status!
The Bible says that none of these are to found in you!
Proverbs 26:2 “Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without a cause will not alight.”
Here is a method and prayer of release:
Pray the scriptures and use divine decrees in your God-given authority, backed by your spiritual gifts of warfare.
Job 22:28 “You will declare a thing (make a decree), and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.”
For example, you can take this verse below, personalise it, make a decree, confess and proclaim it.
Psalm 125:3 “The sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land (or me) allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous reach out his hand to iniquity.”
If you under a curse you can be released from it by:
●Forsake and repenting. Forsaking involves burning all contact items, books etc and the people with who you were involved in these things. ●Renounce totally and verbally all such activity and related issues. ●Pray the blood of the cross of Calvary over the situation. ● Forgive those involved, but do not resume contacts. ●Have communion over the issue. ●Be thankful for all your mercies.
True, deep repentance is required.
Repent: Strong’s G3340 Metanoeo. Meanings: Change one’s mind; heartily amend with abhorrence and sorrow for sin.
A great treasure trove of victory:
Positive confession, visualisation, self-esteem programs and the like are all self and world-focused.
The prosperity preachers shout a lot about the “wealth of the world being laid up for them.” (Proverbs 13:22) Actually, the wealth of the world is laid for the antichrist! All will finally be delivered to our Lord’s kingdom in the Millennium. (Joel 3:5)
We are to lay up for ourselves treasure in heaven! (Matthew 6:19-20)
There is nothing essentially wrong with the gist of the word / faith, prosperity message, except that it is overbalanced, and avoids a large section of truth, like that which relates to dying to self, and the world, and pays little attention to cross-bearing.
It’s easy to take a collection of Bible verses and go overboard on them, which turns truth into error.
I find it interesting that most of these churches and ministries, because their orientation is “success in the world,” have little or nothing to say about Israel, because that is going to upset the world’s applecart – big time!
Materialistic, money focused Christianity, with no soul-price to pay won’t endure.
It is the teaching and application of the cross that breaks the self life and your connection to the world system.
The cross deals with: ●The flesh or sin nature. (Galatians 5:24) ●The world-system. (Galatians 6:14) ●The evil age (Galatians 1:4) ●The law (Galatians 2:19-20)
So, it is self and its connection to the world that must be broken. Self becomes obstinate and doesn’t like to be told it has to be broken and die!
You need something hard to break a hard-boiled egg, not a toothpick, or cotton wool.
The self-life has been infiltrated by the evil one, just like the world has. Paul says: “In me (self) dwells no good thing.”) In his spirit dwells a very good person!
In Hebrew, one of the words for “evil” is “kelipa” meaning an outer shell. For evil to exist, it must be ‘clothed’ and ‘protected’ by its shell, which in this case is the self-life. The deceptive “beauty” of this evil is in its outer appearance.
That hard shell restricts the light from getting in, and hides the true nature of what is underneath it.
“My strength is perfected in weakness”, says the Bible. (This is self-effort being made weak.)
“We have no confidence in the flesh” (self esteem) (Philippians 2:3)
We must understand the difference between positional truth and temporal truth. Positional truth relates to our position in Him. It includes all the “in Him” verses. It is a done deal – done completely at the new birth.
Temporal truth relates to this temporary life, the life of the flesh and self (soul). It is not a done deal at salvation and is where the main work in our lives must be done.
Consider these amazing, so called contradictions which I’ve taken from verses relating to positional and temporal truth:
●We have abundant life / Loose your life. ●We’re seated in heavenly places. / Take up your cross daily. ●We are alive with Messiah / I die daily. ●We are more than conquerors. / O wretched man that I am. ●Greater is He that is in me. / In me dwells no good thing. ●We are joint heirs of all things in Him/ I count all things as loss. ●I am strong in the Lord / I must decrease. ● I can do all things through Him / You can of your own self do nothing. ● I am complete in Him / Death works in me.
Do you see it now? I hope you do.
These are total contradictions, but none of them are contradictions, because the first set relates to our done-deal, position in Messiah, and the second applies to the self or soul realm and the work we must do. There are very many more.
You see the word /faith prosperity guys centre on positional truth, trying to confess it into being, while it’s done already. They almost totally ignore the temporal verses, which is why their flock are so materialistic and worldly and seldom endure.
What is needed is the correct teaching and application of both sets of truth, rightly divided and applied. That produces the full, balanced truth.
Please don’t take this lightly. It is revolutionary and will set many people free. There is great rest and peace in correct application.
By the way, none of this means you need to walk around poor. It’s just a matter of correcting terrible excesses and overbalanced preaching, and seeing how it all fits together.
If God wants you to be wealthy, for His purposes, well and good – rejoice in it.
Israel: Prophetic treasures:
1 Chronicles 17:21-22 “Who is like Your people Israel, the one nation on the earth that God went to redeem for Himself as a people- to make for Yourself a name by great and awesome deeds, driving out nations before Your people whom you redeemed from Egypt. For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever, and You Lord, have become their God.”
Exodus 19:5 “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then You shall be a special treasure to Me above all people.”
Deuteronomy 26:18 “The Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments,”
In these verses above, we see that Israel is totally unique among the nations. The world will understand this the hard way! Because God Himself is in His word and call, Israel cannot be defeated, except for temporary set-backs, which are prophesied anyway.
This portion of scripture below is prophetic. It is shocking indeed and wonderful:
Micah 4:6-8 “In that day, says the Lord, ‘I will assemble the lame (of Israel), I will gather the outcast and those whom I have afflicted (allowed to be); I will make the lame a remnant , and the outcast a strong nation; so the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion, from now on, even forever. And you, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, to you it shall come, even the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.”
We did see a partial prophetic fulfilment of this in the War of Independence in 1948, when Israel was born as a modern nation. One day after independence she was attacked by numerous Arab nations and with a broken, quickly put together, volunteer, rag-tag army (and God’s help) Israel won!
This is coming again. Israel will be hit hard in the early part of the tribulation period, but by the end, with a “lame, remnant, outcast”, army – a “strong nation”, she will defeat her enemies.
You are a total idiot to stand against God’s plans for Israel. I’m constantly amazed at how many do; even some churches! The duty of the church in these days is found in this verse below:
Isaiah 57:14 “...Prepare the way, take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”
The entire UN, the EU, many nations, many churches practising Babylonian customs and replacement theology, the mass-media and more, are present day stumbling blocks to Israel.
By the way, worldly people and worldly Christians don’t like us coming against the Babylonian, pagan customs of Christmas and Easter, because it reveals that they are man and world- pleasers and they reject the warnings of the word of God on these things.
When considering these things it’s good to remember that God destroyed Babylon in its entirety and specifically said it was never to rise again. (Jeremiah 51:64) So when the church practises forbidden Babylonian customs it is resurrecting what God has destroyed.
The Bible says in a number of places, “Don’t even use the names of the pagan gods”. (Exodus 23:13, Zephaniah 1:4, Jeremiah 10:2, Deuteronomy 12:30-31, 2 Kings 17:33-34)
Isaiah 44:25-26 “I am the Lord who frustrates the signs of the babblers, (rubbish talkers) and drives diviners mad; who turns wise men (worldly wise) backwards, and makes their knowledge foolishness; who confirms the word of His servant, and performs the counsel of His messengers; who says to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be inhabited.’”
Here is pure treasure:
Jeremiah 33:8-9 “I will cleanse them (Israel) from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities. Then they shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and an honour, before all nations of the earth, who shall hear of all the good that I do to them. They shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for them.”
Can you imagine the media in fear and trembling because of the Lord’s plans for Israel working out just He said they would? I can’t wait to see that!
Isaiah 43:12 “I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, and there was no foreign god among you (Israel); therefore you are My witnesses, says the Lord.”
Storms are soon to hit this earth! Storms show your foundation.
Let your foundation be strong and secure, build on it and strengthen it.
I took the saddle-billed stork picture in the Okavango Delta and merged it with textured gold leaf.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 451: January 8th 2019
A fresh look at the Rapture:
Warning, warning, warning!
2 Peter 3:17 (Amp) “Let me warn you therefore beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of the wicked and the lawless, and fall from your present firm condition and steadfastness of mind.”
If we do not heed God’s warnings, He removes the truth. We see that numerous times in the Bible, both in the Old and New Covenants.
People say, be careful of date setters. I do too. That is dates cast in stone, and without full scriptural backing. But there is a far greater warning here and it is: Be careful of those who don’t look at, and examine dates! They are ignorant of the Bible’s commands and the voice of God speaking now.
Some word meanings and terms:
●The word used to describe the rapture is:Harpazo: Strong’s G 726 meaning: Seize, snatch by force, catch away.
●Another very interesting word for the rapture is: Epiphaneia: Strong’s G2015 meaning: Appearance, manifestation, glorious display, like a lightning bolt, sudden appearance, and sudden realisation. (1 Timothy 6:14, 2 Timothy 1:10, 2 Timothy 4:1, 2 Timothy 4:8)
●The word used to describe the Second Coming is: Parousia: Strong’s G3918 meaning: Arrival, advent, presence, coming.
This word “Parousia,” is mostly used in association with judgement. It is the word used in all the verses relating to the Second Coming of our Lord. It is never used for the rapture or catching away of the church. That word is always “Harpazo,” or “Epiphaneia.”
The fact that there are distinctly different words, with different meanings used for the coming of our Lord, means without any doubt that there are two different types of comings being spoken of. One is the rapture, and the other is the Second Coming.
●“Maranatha” was a secret word used by the early church to identify themselves amongst one another. (1 Corinthians 16:22) It’s an Aramaic word meaning “Our Lord is coming.”
Some verse expositions:
●Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth.”
In this amazing verse above to the church at Philadelphia, we see some interesting meanings. “Keep you from,” are the original words, Tereo ek. Tereo is where we get “territory” from. “Ek” means, “to be kept clean out away from”.
The word “hour,” is Hora, which means a certain fixed season of the year bounded by a definite time. It is not a sixty minute hour being referred to. It is the tribulation period.
Now, let’s write the verse including these word meanings:
“Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you clean out away from the territory of the tribulation period...”
●Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
What is that sign? It is the rapture of the church! We don’t know that for sure, because it does not say so, but it is most logical and most probable.
It ties up with the other similar verse in Romans 10:19, where the Bible says that the Jews will be “provoked to jealousy and anger by a foolish nation.” This again refers to the rapture of the church, who is the “foolish nation,” to Jews.
The very next verse is almost universally believed to be a reference to the church: Romans 10:20 “I was found by those who did not seek Me. I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.”
So, here we have a “sign” that turns that Jews into God’s evangelists, which is also an event that shocks the Jews, into jealousy and anger.
Jews, being God’s chosen, now being left behind at the rapture, would most certainly see this as a sign to themselves, leaving them jealous and angry, but also motivating them to rip off the veil of blindness fast, in repentance.
●Mark 13:32-33 “Of that day and hour, no one knows, neither the angles in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray for you do not know when the time is.”
This verse requires some exposition. Firstly, it says “day and hour”, not week, month or year. A day and hour is a very short specific time. Could we know the week or month? Yes of course, according to these words. Then it says, “You do not know the time.” The original word for “time” here means a small, specific, definite time.
Please note the timeframes in the verse above. They cover a period of at most two days and not years or more. In other words, those watching will see when the Lord is coming to within a short space of time. Those not watching are the ones condemned.
The term “No one knows the day and hour,” is a well known Hebrew idiom for the Feast of trumpets. (Rosh Hashanah) One of its names is “The feast of which no one knows the day and hour.” This is because it has an indeterminate starting date, because it begins on the sighting of the new moon, which could take place on one of two days.
Is this giving us a hint that these things will take place on the Feast of Trumpets? I think so!
Those who say that the Feasts of the Lord were all fulfilled in Messiah are right but more wrong than you can imagine. Obviously they had fulfilment in the events of the cross, but there is a great secondary, prophetic aspect to the feasts as well, which we must see, know, accept and understand.
●Mark 13:35-37 “Watch because you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest coming suddenly, he finds you asleep. What I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
Some say the verse above relates to the Second Coming and not the rapture. That may be so (or not) but either way the principle is the same for both.
Note the time frames used. They are not long distances apart at all. They are very short!
This verse parallels with the verses of the watchman watching for the bridegroom to arrive at the wedding. He is not going to sit on the rooftop and watch for six months. He knows the time to within a short period.
Acts 1:7 “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in His own authority”
Quite simply, here, our Lord was speaking to His disciples at that time. It is not to the church generally throughout the age. Other verses clearly say that we are to know the times and season of His coming.
In fact, the verse speaking of the fig tree ripening, which refers to Israel’s awakening, says this: “So when you see all these things, know that it is very near, even at the door.” (Matthew 24:33) The word “know” is in the imperative tense, meaning it is a command. “I command you to know.”
●2 Thessalonians 2:3-7 “Let no one deceive you by any means ; for that Day (tribulation period) will not come unless (or until) the falling away (departure) comes first, and the man of sin(antichrist) is revealed, the son of perdition...he sits as God in the temple (3rd temple) of God...and now you know what is restraining, (Holy Spirit indwelt church) that he may be revealed in his own time, for the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he (church) who now restrains will do so until He (Holy Spirit) is taken out of the way (raptue).”
It is very important to see the use of the words “he” and “He” in the verse above. The “he refers to the church and the “He” refers to the Holy Spirit. So the verse is telling us that the restrainer is the church filled with the Holy Spirit. (The Holy Spirit will be on earth during the tribulation, but in a restricted form, like in Old Covenant times.)
The original word used for “Taken” in verse seven is Strong’s G1096 “Ginomai” “meanings: To be completed, wrought of miracles. To arise. To be married to. How amazing!
The original word used for “out of the way” is Strong’s G1537 “Ek” meaning: Clean out away from, by force.”
The original word used for “apostasy” is Strong’s G646, “Apostasia.” Meaning: a “defection” or “departure.” To get the right one we need to look at the context. In these verses the context necessitates the use of “departure” and not “falling away from the faith.”
A falling away from the faith happens over time as it did in the dark ages. A departure happens suddenly, which is the context.
This word “apostasy” is derived from the root word, “aphistemi” which is found fifteen times in the Bible. Eleven times it is translated “departure.” Wuest’s commentary says that the root word also means a “disappearance.”
The amazing Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)
The seven feats of the Lord each have a prophetic fulfilment to them. They are required by the Bible to be kept in order. They are: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles.
The first four in red, were fulfilled in the events of the first coming of our Lord and the cross, and the birth of the church. The last three, in blue relate prophetically to the rapture, and tribulation, through to the Second Coming - still to be fulfilled.
It is absolutely inconceivable that the same pattern of literal fulfilment will not continue in the same manner as the first four. The next to be fulfilled is Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah).
There are so many rich and amazing things about Trumpets. The big ticket item is that it will represent a dispensation change, ending the church age, and beginning the final seven year dispensation, completing the Old Covenant.
Trumpets will mark the start of the tribulation, which itself sees the rapture of the church first.
Now, let’s have a look at some interesting historic events that took place on Trumpets:
●Joseph was released from prison in Egypt on the Feast of Trumpets (Psalm 81:3-6) (Genesis 41) Joseph, with a Gentile bride, represents both Gentile believers (Ephraim) and Israel. (Ezekiel 37:16-19, Amos 5:6 Obadiah 1:18, Zechariah 10:6)
Does this speak prophetically of the rapture of the church as well as Israel’s release to and recognition of her Jewish Messiah?
●Another notable event happened on Rosh Hashanah, which was the end of slavery for the children of Israel in Egypt. Again there are prophetic overtones here for Israel.
● Noah sent out the dove on this day. (Genesis 8:5-8)
●Noah’s birthday was on Rosh Hashanah, which was also when dry land appeared. (Genesis 8:13)
●The revelation of Yeshua on Patmos took place on Rosh Hashanah. (Revelation 1:9-11)
●Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were all born on a Rosh Hashanah.
●The number seventy is an important biblical number. It means divine order, captivity and judgement. It is specifically connected with Jerusalem.
Israel recently celebrated its seventieth birthday (in modern times) since its independence. We are still in the seventy year period, which ends on Rosh Hashanah this year.
The best candidate by far for the rapture and tribulation start is the Feast of Trumpets. If not, what else could fulfil that feast prophetically? The answer is nothing. It would remain a prophetically unfulfilled event.
Am I setting that date, Rosh Hashanah (September 30th / October 1st 2019)? No, I’m saying it is highly possible and most probable. We will see if the other pieces of the puzzle all fall into place as we get nearer. So we will watch and pray as we go – with anticipation.
Types and shadows:
●Rapture: From the time God told Noah to enter the Ark, He gave the world seven more days to repent, before the flood came. That is a type of the seven year tribulation. Noah going into the Ark before the seven days is a type of the rapture. (Genesis 7:1-10)
●The judgement upon Sodom and Gomorrah could not fall until Lot was removed. “Hurry (Lot) and escape there for I cannot do anything until you arrive there (get out)...Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord out of the heavens.” (Genesis 9:16-22)
Lot represents the righteous being removed before the judgement of God falls. The Bible says that God will not destroy the righteous with the wicked. (Genesis 18:25) This means a pre-tribulation rapture! “He reserves His wrath for His enemies.” (Nahum 1:2)
●Rahab and her family (a type of the Gentile church) were removed from Jericho (Joshua 6:23) to a camp outside of the city and then Jericho was destroyed. The reason for the destruction of Jericho was because they stood in the way of and obstructed the children of Israel on their way into the Promised Land. That has significant prophetic overtones now, as Israel is about to enter her spiritual Promised Land.
●Elijah was raptured and Enoch was too, before the flood came. (2 Kings 2:1-18)
Israel’s Christian watchmen:
Jeremiah 31:6 “There shall be a day when the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim, ‘Arise and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’”
This is a most insightful verse above! Who or what is Mount Ephraim?
From numerous sources, Ephraim represents the Gentiles. But most interestingly, the original word used here for “watchmen” is not the normal word. It is “Notzrim.” It comes from the root word “Nazareth.” Today the Jews, in Hebrew, refer to Christians as the Notzrim (the Nazarenes)
So this verse is actually saying: There will come a day, when the Christian watchmen, will cry out for Israel, instructing the Jews to go up to Zion, which is a type of salvation!
Don’t you think that’s just amazing?
We are to set our sights and focus on Zion in the sky! (I just invented that term, I like it!)
Here are some more verses about Zion in the sky:
Hebrews 13:14 “Here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come (Zion in the sky).”
Philippians 3:20 “Our citizenship is in heaven (Zion in the sky)...”
Colossian 3:2 “Set your mind on things above (Zion in the sky) and not on things of the earth.”
The prophet and the true watchmen authenticate and give authority to the word and most importantly to the messenger. “My sheep hear My voice” not the voice of Rome! (Or of the hierarchy of church denominationalism.)
Basic knowledge of Bible prophecy gives strength, stability, assurance, hope, holiness, purity, energy, fear of the Lord and knowledge of what to avoid.
Some serious warnings:
The Catholic church invented the most absurd doctrine ever, called “deicide.” That means the murder of God. They believe that the Jews murdered the Messiah. Firstly, how can you murder God? – You fool. Secondly, if Messiah is dead, He is not resurrected – fool! Thirdly, it was you, reading these very words, who put our Messiah on the cross.
Don’t you dare ever tell a Jew, “They killed God!”
“Deep calls unto deep,” says the Bible. The Bible speaks of the “deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10) The Bible speaks of the “deep thing of Satan.” (Revelation 2:24) Both of these “deeps” are found in the church! The former in the true church, the latter is the Catholic and orthodox churches, which are cast into tribulation according to that verse in Revelation.
By the way, there is widespread belief that the church of Thyatira, referred to, is the Catholic and orthodox churches.
In the dark ages, the Catholic church deliberately banned the Bible from the masses, keeping them in spiritual darkness and subservience. The people were ignorant of the scriptures and therefore slaves, easy to control.
Today the situation is much the same. There is a deliberate move among many church denominations and their leadership to strip away eschatology from their people.
A nation under God is built on three pillars of biblical truth. These three are church, family and state. All three are under attack in numerous ways.
A nation under God is not a nation under Satan. Satan can’t control nations under God, so he must try and change all the constituents that create a nation under God.
The result is obvious. A nation under Satan and not God is where tyranny and anarchy are the order of the day.
If you think you can endure these days and the coming days without a solid walk with our Lord, think again! You will not. You will fall away. You will be sent “strong delusion” in the face of incredibly strong worldwide deceptions.
Today the mass media is under the control of the spirit of antichrist. This spirit comes against the truth and replaces it with the false truth. The media’s false “Messiah” is so-called world peace, globalism, liberalism and humanism. It will soon be revealed in one human being, the antichrist.
Truth obscured ends up as truth forgotten, ignored and avoided. It then comes back at you with a bite worse than a lion!
Time is almost up! You have little time left to get your act together!
In these critical days, how you view Israel will determine if you go with the bride of Messiah or the false Messiah! You may not agree with that, but when you put together all the related portions of scripture, that is the truth. Don’t put it to the test!
Today we are on the verge of the church flying away in rapture, “dry bones” of Israel coming to life, and much of the compromised church becoming dead, dry bones.
The world gets darker while the righteous shine more brightly.
When we have tasted of the age to come, and Zion in the sky, we lose our taste for the world and its affairs.
I took the background in perhaps the greatest game reserve in the world – Etosha, with a lion lying under the tree and superimposed the main lion picture over it.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!