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- US Ambassador to Israel says Trump will not evict Jews from Judea and Samaria (so-called West Bank) Pompeo says US “fully prepared for military action in Middle East.”
- US Democratic candidate, Elizabeth Warren plans to withhold aid to Israel because of the “settlements.” The anti-Israel bias is showing in the Dems again!
- Netanyahu gives up effort to form a government on his 70th birthday and returns mandate to President Rivlin, who will now give the mandate to Gantz for a try.
- Syrian Kurds call on Israel to take action against Turkey! Pompeo says Trump ready to use military force against Turkey if needed.
- Numbers of Arab states are simultaneous “warming” towards Israel. These nations are Iran’s enemies. This is a fulfilment of Bible prophecy. (Isaiah 19) Some are: Saudi Arabia (Sheba) UAE (Part of Dedan), Bahrain, Oman, and other Gulf States. Washington is pushing for these Arab states to unite in support of Israel, creating an anti-Iran alliance. There are many reasons why this would be good, for the region, including economic and strategic in relation to the Gulf of Mexico as a prime oil-tanker route.
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Isaiah 56:5 “...I will give them (Israel) an everlasting name that they should not be cut off.”
Isaiah 66:8 “Who has heard of such a thing, shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation (Israel) be born at once?”
Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him...”
Exodus 4:22 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Israel is My son, My firstborn.”
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.
18th October 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
- There is still no Israeli government in sight as Bennie Gantz rejects Netanyahu’s latest offer to form a unity government. But Gantz says he is thinking about it. It is this impasse that is delaying the release of the “Deal of the Century.”
- AThe US brokered ceasefire in Syria is falling apart one day after it was instituted! Mike Pompeo tells Netanyahu this morning (18th October) that the US will still support Israel.
- Late breaking news is that this morning 18th October, the ceasefire has broken down with renewed fighting, shelling and bombing in the region of the ceasefire as smoke rises from towns.
- Iran says it will continue to violate the nuclear deal as it moves to higher levels of uranium enrichment, provoking the world and Israel in particular.
- The Russian bear is making serious, strategic advances in Syria and in the wider Middle East. Iran and Turkey are fateful players, preparing the way for WW111 (The war of Gog and Magog, Syria and others. We are witnessing a very fast reshuffling of the stage.
- What we are seeing in the Middle East is battle for power and control – all perfectly prophesied!
Israel has a beady eye on it all. Prophetically, Israel must be a key component of these wars. It really doesn’t matter who does what, because prophecy will and is being fulfilled!
By the way, because the Bible prophecies certain things that does not mean it is sanctioning those things. They will come to pass right or wrong.
Bible interpretation and application:
In this report I want to draw your attention to some very important issues relating to our understanding of the Bible. These issues have always been important, but now as we head into these dangerous end-times, it is of critical importance.
We need to understand that Bible prophecy comes in various forms. Sometimes it is written directly for the present time exclusively. For example, the prophecies of Isaiah 17 relating to the soon coming destruction of Damascus, Syria, have never had an occurrence in history. Therefore its interpretation and application is for one point in time – now.
Then, we have many prophecies that were events that took place historically. That would be the interpretation. But they may have application to future events. This is called prophecy with a double reference. In these cases you need to be well disciplined in your application. Never take and application or analogy too far!
In dealing with prophetic application you must always be on guard against presumption. You really do need the gifts of the Spirit to correctly see into prophecy. Bear in mind that the word of God is useless, dead letter, or it is alive and presently speaking. The baptism in the Spirit makes the difference.
Sometimes a prophetic vision or message may be built on a number of different sources, and like a grand conductor, the Spirit of God puts it all together.
Prophetic interpretation and application must not contradict any verse in the Bible.
There is much to be said about prophetic dreams and visions. Personally, I don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, but I’m very cautious. More so from whom they originate.
But, the Bible says that there will be an increase in dreams and vision as the end approaches. We must be watchful, but also watchful in relation to whom these dreams and visions come from, because many, in their pride, are on the manipulation band wagon!
The central purpose behind all prophecy is to reveal and inform us about the coming of our Lord, It is o give us knowledge, understanding, wisdom and sight of His soon coming and all the events surrounding His coming. It is bring Israel face to face with her Messiah.
Bible prophecy also reveals the work of the enemy. It reveals the modern kiss of Judas in replacement theology!
Time is very short!
We must always beware of spiritual novices with some of these gifts. Many of them create a big mess, which has to be unravelled.
We must always be aware of the spirit in and behind certain Bible teachers and ministers. Too many have a pride and ego problem, which the devil uses to bring in great error. Too many are subtly creating division, which becomes a sect and finally a cult!
Beware of those who come with forcefull "private or personal interpretations". (2 Peter 1:20)
Here is a shocking portion of scripture:
1 Corinthians 1:10-13 “I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement...Now I say to you this, that each of you says, ‘I am of Paul’, or ‘I am of Apollos’, or ‘I am of Cephas’, or ‘I am of Christ.’ Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptised in the name of Paul?”
This scripture above is a terrible indictment on the church. Today we see so clearly, the disastrous effects of a church divided. Yet we still the proud and arrogant, trying to “capture” and control people in their divisive sects.
There is strength in unity. There is extra strength in godly unity. In these days a solid Spirt-led knowledge of God’s word is an absolute necessity and a safety net
You should listen to no one who has does not have the evidence and fruit of listening to, and understanding the voice of God. There are many voices out there, all vying for your attention. Learn to be discerning and shut off the voices of the world.
In your pursuit of God and in your own study time, you need to be seriously disciplined. I heard someone say the other day: “They’ve taken away discipline in the schools now the children don’t respect us, their parents anymore.”
How true and tragic that statement is. It applies jus as well to your relationship with our Lord. No discipline no respect for Him and don’t expect to get anything from Him.
Part of our discipline involves waiting patiently for our Lord. What alternative do we have? But keep your spiritual eyes and ears open. Things may suddenly develop very fast!
Edition 472: June 4th 2019
Identifying end-time nations:
These are words of life!
Where is the USA in Bible prophecy? Where is Britain? Who are the nations of the end-times, and how do we identify them? How do they fit into the grand plan of the greatest drama ever?
The role the nations play in end-time prophecy is most important. Do they know that their destiny is here in the Bible? Do we see the overall picture of the giant jigsaw puzzle?
Nations in the Bible are identified by their biblical name. If that nation has changed its name to a modern name or the borders have changed, or it is a new nation, then we need to identify it by other factors. The Bible uses colours, metals, trees, animals, birds and beasts to identify nations.
Sometimes numbers, signs, symbols and other factors are used as well.
The Bible uses the following words for the nations. (Those with an “H” in front are Hebrew words and of the Old Covenant and the “G” is for Greek and from the New Covenant.)
Strong’s H1471 Gowy. Meanings: Gentile nations, people.
Strong’s H6440 Paniym . Meaning: Of similar face.
Strong’s H 523 Ummah. Meanings: Tribe, cultural community of people.
Strong’s H5971 Am. Meanings: Nation of kinsmen, countrymen.
Strong’s G1484 Ethnos. Meaning: Ethnic, same human family, people group.
Here are just a few of the many animals whose characteristics are used to identify nations.
●Bear = destructive power. ●Dragon = Satan and demons. ●Eagle = Speed, power, vision, height, protection. ●Goat = sin. ● Lion = Power. ●Wolf = disguised enemy, false teachers. ●Fox = cunning, deceit. ●Sheep = submissiveness, gentleness. ●Serpent = Satan, evil spirits. ●Scorpion = Evil spirits, evil people, pain.
Here are some of the end-time nations of the Bible:
●Judah, Israel = Israel ●Ammon, Moab, Edom = Jordan. ●Assyria = Syria, Iraq. ●Sheba= Saudi Arabia. Dedan = Yemen. ●Gomer = Germany. ●Magog, Rosh, Gog = Russia. Tubal= Turkey. ●Philistia= Gaza. ●Persia = Iran. ●Tarshish and islands = Britain, US and commonwealth countries.
The main end-time nations are:
●Israel identified as a lion. ●Britain also identified as a lion. ●Commonwealth nations, identified as the young lions. These are USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and a few others. ●The USA is identified as an eagle in many verses. ●Russia identified as a bear. ● Europe identified as a beast with ten heads. (Also ten toes of the giant)
End-time Babylon is a name for the collective (mixed together) nations of the world. Egypt refers to Egypt today, but with a double reference to the word as well.
Nations and Israel:
All nations are treated by God in relation to their treatment of Israel, as well as their tolerance and promotion of sin in their lands.
Today the nations are at their most important watershed ever.
The group of verses below show the end of nations who come against Israel and the nations of sin:
Zechariah 12:3 “I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away (divide it) will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all nations that come against Jerusalem.”
Amos 9:8 “Behold the eyes of the Lord are on the sinful kingdom (nation) and I will destroy it from the face of the earth.”
As the tribulation period nears, so does the antichrist empowered by Satan, with his fruits. These fruits are: killing, stealing, destroying, lying and bringing confusion. Of course Satan’s big ace is anti-Semitism in the nations, and replacement theology in the church.
Today we are seeing confusion of nations like never before, especially related to Israel.
Joel 3:1-2 “When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat (The Lord judges) and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have also divided up My land.”
And just a few verses on:
Joel 3:12-14 “Let the nations be wakened , and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat (Lord judges).For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations...The winepress is full, the vats are overflowing – for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision...”
What never ceases to amaze me is how clear the Bible is on coming judgement and destruction on those who oppose Israel, and yet that evil force grows!
The further away from the truth the world moves, the more unacceptable the truth becomes, and the closer and more inevitable the world’s judgment becomes.
It can be well demonstrated biblically, that the entire anti-Israel force arises in parallel with general sin in the nation.
The kingdoms of this world are characterised by those who do their own will. The kingdom of God – by those who do His will.
Today, like never before the world needs strong nations, just as it needs strong families and strong churches, standing securely, rooted in the Lord and His word.
Strong spiritual weapons of defence and offence are need for believers within nations.
The church is the door that lets the devil in or keeps him out. The spiritually armed church is the doorkeeper. The spiritually lit church is the light of the world!
The cultivated fear of the Lord produces wisdom in you, but also keeps you in all truth and awake to what is needed and when. It acts as a spiritual thermometer.
The fear of the Lord keeps you from all other fears, and gives you strong confidence, even while the nations are in upheaval.
Proverbs 14:26-27 “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to avoid the snares of death.”
The church has a powerful absolutely necessary role in these days. Consider these powerful verses:
Exodus 33:13-14 “I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You, and consider that this nation is Your people. And He said, ‘My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.”
1 Timothy 2:2-4 “Pray for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is god and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and come to knowledge of the truth.”
Acts 9:31 “The churches throughout all Judea, Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were edified, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, as they were multiplied.”
Nations under curses:
There are many entire nations who have led themselves into and under strong generational curses by their witchcraft, rebellion to God, and anti-Israel position.
These curses are listed in Deuteronomy 28. They are so extremely relevant to today and so visible today in certain nations. The curses centre on poverty, ongoing failures, disease, crop failure, infant mortality, over population and more.
The most succinct few verses relating to nations under curses are found in Hosea 4:1-13
Here is a brief summary of the main points of those verses in Hosea:
►There is no truth, mercy or knowledge of God in the land. The land will mourn with lying, killing stealing, adultery, bloodshed and the beasts and birds and fish will be taken away. The people will question the priest (God) and stumble in the day, with the false prophet. They have rejected the knowledge of God, so God will reject them. The more the people increased, the more they sinned against God. They set their heart on iniquity and the people, like the priest will be punished. They shall eat but not have enough in their poverty. Their harlotry will give them no increase. They will be enslaved by wine and ask counsel from idols. They have played he harlot against God. They will be trampled down.
Today it is fashionable to question Gods authority, reject it, as seen above.
Questioning God legitimately is fine, but challenging God and replacing His word with your own is not. The problem is making God submit to, and fit in with modern man!
Who is to compromise, to whom, Satan to God or God to Satan?
Proverbs 24:15-16 “Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous. Do not plunder his resting place; for a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.”
Like Pharaoh’s magicians challenging the power of God, Satan’s servants in the modern nations are on the same course and the outcome will be the same!
Did you know that the world is on course? That is why it is futile to try to change that course. Yes we can and must create peace as much as possible and an environment for the gospel to go out, but don’t ever forget the course of the nations.
Ephesians 2:1-2 “You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
Sheep and goat nations:
Leaders and those in authority need to know that they are sheep or goats leading their kind.
Matthew 25:31-32 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory (end of tribulation) and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory and all nations will be gathered before Him and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.”
Verse 41 speaks of the goat nations being cast into everlasting fire.
The word for “nations” above is “ethnos” and it is plural.
God does no condemn the righteous with the wicked. He reserves His wrath for His enemies.
There are no nations as such, in the rapture, only individuals. Nations as a whole cannot be born-again, but nations can be “under God” in a more general sense.
Sheep and goat nations are an exclusive reference to nations in the tribulation period. These nations would consist of individuals who have missed the rapture and are due to be cast into hell or saved through into the Millennium.
Nations in the Millennium:
There will none! There will be only one nation totally under God. It will be the ultimate one-world government under our Lord who will rule with a rod of iron. It will be the most successful world / nation in history.
Satan and all his sin and rebellion will be banished. It will be like Eden restored.
Revelation 11:15 “Then the seventh angel sounded, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever.’”
Don’t go around like many do, claiming the kingdoms of the world for God now. Even if you could, you would get nations filled with evil and sin, which is not what the kingdom of God is. Read the verse above and note that the kingdoms become the Lord’s in the Millennium!
Fasting and prayer for a nation:
Isaiah 58:6-12 is the key chapter on fasting for a nation (many others too). Here are the main points of the chapter from verse 6 to 12:
“This is the fast, the Lord has chosen for His people to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free and to break yolks of bondage...Then your light shall break forth, your healing shall spring forth and your righteousness will go before you. The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you will call and I will answer...Your darkness shall dawn. The Lord will guide you continually, and strengthen your bones. You shall be like a watered garden and spring whose waters do not fail. You shall build, and raise up the foundations of many generations, and you shall be called: The repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.”
Many ministries and Christian leaders today are sensing the urgency and seriousness of the time, and holding regular, corporate fasting initiatives for the lost, for the church, for the nations and for the lost.
The Bible talks a lot of prayer and fasting together. Don’t underestimate its power and value.
Moral degeneration today amongst Christians is purely a result of the mistaken teaching and belief that a Christian can be happily joined to the affairs of the world and the course of the world and not be serious about the things of God now.
The shocking story of Britain:
Today Britain is in chaos. The heart of the liberal left and its association with anti-Semitism is evident for all to see, just like in most of Europe.
But did you know that Britain has had a shocking history for which it just may be paying for now and will do so into the future?
Some eighty years ago the British “sent” millions of Jews to their deaths! The British Government passed a law refusing to allow Jews fleeing the German Nazi’s to return to the land of Israel, which was under the British Mandate back then. This led to their deaths at the hands of the Nazi’s. Exact numbers are hard to come by, but that’s the main story –look it up)
Who was responsible for those deaths? That’s an interesting question. It was the Nazi’s, but what is not in question, is that it was an act of massive British betrayal of Jews which cost them their lives.
A number of analysts and historians have made a connection with the Brexit mess today. Is this pay-back time? Heaven help Britain if the Labour Party with its growing anti-Semitism comes to power now! Britain is heading for the curse of God upon them. (Genesis 12:3) Britain, wake up!
The USA in prophecy:
The US can be identified in some verses by an “eagle.” Bear in mind that eagles, lions and others are often used as symbols for other nations too, and other things besides nations, so you need to go by context.
The verse below implies that Israel will be helped by the US in the tribulation period.
Revelation 12:14 “The woman (Israel) was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place where she is nourished for three and a half years from the presence of the serpent.”
Many analysts identify Isaiah 18 with the US.
It is referred to as a nation with buzzing wings beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, which sends ambassadors by sea in the first few verses, but note the astounding development:
Isaiah 18:7-8 “In that time a present will be brought to the Lord of hosts from a people tall and of smooth skin, and from a people terrible from their beginning onwards, a nation powerful and treading down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the of the name of the Lord of hosts, to Mount Zion.”
Who could this end-time nation be? The Mississippi River in the US most certainly divides this militarily powerful land. And what is the gift being brought to Mount Zion (The Temple Mount)?
Is it the US Embassy move to Jerusalem? Is it the coming third temple? – Bingo!
We will soon see if we should ever play bingo again!
The word “present” in the verse above is also used here below:
Psalm 68:29 “Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, kings will bring presents to you.”
Do you see the connection?
The US is also identified as one of the “young lions” of Ezekiel 38:13 – the war of Gog and Magog. The young lions would be the commonwealth nations originating from the lion – Britain, of which the US is one. Here the young lions come to Israel’s aid in the war.
Many people say that the US is doomed because of its rampant sin. Let’s correct that: A nation is destroyed when the light goes out. The church is the light of the world / nation. Yes, I agree sin has gone crazy, crazy, but the reason is because a large part of the church has capitulated. That is the same reason a nation becomes anti-Semitic.
In fact, I challenge you to find me one nation on earth that is anti-Semitic and not filled with rampant escalating sin!
Today, we see many strong ministries in the US and a few other nations. Yes there are some churches that will pre-package you for hell, but there are some bright lights in the dark! In many cases it is just the few bright lights sparing a nation from judgement.
Pray for the bright lights to shine more brightly!
In His light we see light.
My classification for “shining lights” is: Evangelistic, growing churches and ministries excluding Catholics, who practice the new-birth.
Europe, your light has gone out. Russia, your light is almost out. China, your light is shining underground only. Britain, your light is going out! New Zealand, your light is going out. USA your light is shining. Canada, - shining but dimming. Australia, your light is shining, mate. India, your light is shining. Howzit South Africa, your light is shining. Israel, your light is about to shine brightly.
In nations where the biblical light is strong, there will be a backlash against the darkness! Those same nations will also have a high number of resident Jews, and a heart for Israel.
To the nations of the world: “It’s the final countdown.” “If you injure the eye of My people with your finger, I will put your light out.” – says the Lord.
I took the picture of the beautiful brown eagle and merged it into a misty baobab tree.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 471: May 28th 2019
Two sides of the sword:
These are words of life!
The Bible reveals both sides of the sword!
It reveals The Lamb and the Lion, law and grace, mercy and justice, the bride and the army. The Bible reveals the goodness and severity of God. It reveals war that is of God and peace that is of God and war and peace that is of the devil!
The Bible reveals a number of swords. They are: ●The sword of the word, and of the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:17) ●The sword of capital punishment. (Genesis 9:6, Romans13:4) ●The sword of murder. (Genesis 4:14). ●The sword of war of God. (1 Chronicles 5:20, 2 Samuel 22:35, ●The sword of war of the devil. (Psalm 120:7, Psalm 55:21, Psalm 140:1-2)
There are no contradictions here. It’s about correct interpretation and application of scripture.
The sword of God’s word is the most is more powerful than any nuclear weapon!
World war is coming to the world because world peace is coming to the world. World peace without the cross is a misnomer, and will never last. Godly initiated war is coming to destroy ungodly peace and bring about true, deep godly and holy peace – His way.
The sword of godly war is in fact a peacemaker!
Goliath’s amazing sword!
Goliath: Strong’s H 1555. “Golyath.” Meanings: Splendour, to reveal.
The giant’s so-called “splendour” is much like most of the enemies of Israel today, who are “splendid” in their own eyes, doing a “splendid” job in coming against Israel. But the name also “reveals” the intent of their heart to destroy God’s work with Israel.
In many ways, the antichrist will be a splendid one too. Now look at this verse speaking of Lucifer at his fall:
Ezekiel 28:17 (Amp) “Your heart was proud and lifted up, because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour. I cast you to the ground...”
The splendid giant, Goliath, filled with this spirit of Lucifer was cast to the ground in destruction!
The futility of the satanic sword of war was clearly seen in the hands of Goliath, the Philistine giant as he attacked David. The word ‘Palestinian’ is derived from ‘Philistine’. And David, of course, represents Israel today.
The Bible says that David “ran towards Goliath” before releasing the stone from the sling. That is a type of him not backing down when provoked. (1 Samuel 17:48) It has symbolic meaning for today.
Goliath was six cubits in height, his sword weight six hundred shekels and he had on six items of armour. (1 Samuel 17:4-7) That is 666!
Here is the fateful decree of Goliath:
1 Samuel 17:9-10 “If he (David) is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him, then you (Israel) shall be our servants. Then the Philistine Goliath said, ‘I defy the armies of Israel this day...” (This of course has many parallels today!)
The Philistines should have acted on the word of Goliath and submitted to Israel when Goliath was killed. Instead, today, they submit to the UN and others of the spirit of antichrist, “defying the armies of Israel.”
Do you see how the world has got this wrong? It’s just like Esau (father of the Arabs), who today are trying to reverse the effects of the sale of his birthright to Jacob (Israel)
But here is an interesting thing: David took Goliath’s own sword and cut his head off with it. Then, David said, ‘There is nothing like it, give it to me.’ He then took the giants giant sword and wrapped it in a cloth and kept it behind the ephod, which is the garment worn by the High Priest while performing his holy duty in the Ark of the Covenant. (1 Samuel 21:9)
Interestingly, the word used for “cloth” is the same word for military apparel. It is the word found in Isaiah 9:2-5 speaking of Israel coming to the “light of salvation” when the “cloth” garments of the enemies warriors will be rolled in blood and used for fuel of fire.”
This suggests an end-time application for the sword wrapped in cloth concealed behind the ephod. But most importantly, we must see the change in ownership of Goliath’s sword!
►Goliath’s sword at that point became David’s sword. It is now Israel’s sword!
This sword would put Excalibur to shame!
David’s slingshot killed Goliath and Goliath’s own sword made sure of it, when David used it to behead him. Here we see supernatural intervention of God in the defence of Israel (the sling and stone). God and David (Israel today) are a formidable force!
Is this a type of what is about to transpire again in Israel? – You bet!
Israel has a hidden, secret weapon! – It is Goliath’s sword! In type that means that the enemies of Israel will have only themselves to blame for their ultimate, soon coming destruction.
Think about this: Goliath’s sword was hidden behind the garments (ephod) used by the High Priest in the Tabernacle when he was conducting the most holy acts. What a strange place for David to store the sword of his enemy! But here is the amazing thing: This sword is now David’s sword and it is now holy! It has become an instrument of holy war for Israel and not against her!
There is great symbolism here in that all the weapons of war aimed at Israel are in fact behind God. Whatever happens to Israel has to go through the living God first! Do you see why the world at enmity with Israel is doomed? This also speaks volumes against all the churches of replacement theology and anti-Semitism.
Today Goliath’s sword is believed to be hidden in Ireland, but that’s another story! Oh, did you know that Ireland is trying to pass a bill criminalising any of its citizens that travel to Israel and buy Israeli goods in the so-called occupied territories? Shame on you, land of uilleann pipes!
Bear in mind that Goliath himself decreed that his own people were to be subservient to Israel if he was killed by David. This is still playing out today.
Deuteronomy 33:29 “Happy are you O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help and the sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, and you shall tread down their high places.”
So, Israel now has the supernatural power of God behind its modern sling and the holy power of God behind Goliath’s sword!
Isaiah 6:66 “There is a sound of noise from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the Lord -who fully repays His enemies!” (Note the number)
Joel 3:4 “...Will you retaliate against Me? But if you retaliate against Me, swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head.”
Obadiah 1:15 “The day of the Lord upon all nations is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”
The Palestinians have brought upon themselves the loss of their birthright to the land of Israel, due to Esau’s sale of it to Jacob / Israel. They have the curse of Goliath upon them and the curse of God upon them. (Genesis 12:3, Joel 3:2)
The splendid sword of Goliath failed in its mission to destroy David and bring down Israel. Now that same sword, just as a sword of Damocles in Israel’s hands will succeed in bringing down modern Goliath – all the enemies of Israel!
Beware US Democratic Party, and those amongst you who say “Jesus was a Palestinian and not a Jew.” You are exalting Goliath again! Good luck with that!
Isn’t it interesting that the champions of the unsaved world always make the wrong choice!
The world has and is choosing wrongly! It has chosen Lucifer, Satan, Adam, Esau, Ishmael, Goliath, Delilah, Jezebel, and Barabbas, the popes, the religion of law and works, and soon the antichrist!
Our weapons are not physical but spiritual. Israel’s weapons are both. (2 Corinthians 10:4) We are to stand in the gap for Israel in her time of conflict, in prayerful support.
True biblically based Christians do not seek war or conflict, but we don’t become complacent pacifists and play dead to the devil. We don’t run, we stand!
Some say, ‘you Christians are always talking about war.’ The truth is that the purpose of war and conflict in the Bible is to bring in peace, holiness and eternal victory! Can you hear Beethoven’s 5th (V-Victory) in the background?
Today, Israel is one of the most powerful military forces in the world, and most certainly in the Middle East. They have an amazing array of weapons.
- Israel had a weapon known as the Magic Wand. They developed it further, giving it new advances in missile technology and renamed it, “David’s Sling.” It is now operational.
- Israel developed its own missile defence system called the “Iron Dome.” Isaiah 4:5 “The Lord will create above every dwelling place in Mount Zion, and above her assemblies a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory, there will be a covering.”
- Israel and the US jointly developed the new, F35 Lightning jet fighter – the most advanced in the world, with multiple weapons systems. Psalm 144:6 "Flash forth lightning and scatter them; shoot out your arrows and destroy them,”
- Israel is believed to have nuclear weapons. (Zechariah 5:1-8)
- Israel’s symbolic sling is now loaded with the USA! Think about that, Iran!
- Israel’s secret weapon is Goliath’s now holy sword! We may see a surprise here soon, but for now this sword constitutes all the weapons collectively in Israel’s hands.
Israel’s rebellion to God:
We know from multitudes of verses that Israel is in rebellion to Messiah, but will repent. Much of the calamity that is still to come will be a result of her present rebellion.
When we as believers support Israel, we don’t come into unity with the sin of Israel’s rejection of Messiah, but we must come into unity with Gods plan and purpose to reveal Messiah to them and their ultimate grand purpose as fellow brothers and sisters to come.
►We don’t love others with our feelings, but with the Lord in us, based on His truth and not the opinions of man or the media. Our Lord is the lover of all lovers, and that must shine through.
We must see these things with spiritual eyes – God’s eyes and put away all our own opinions and especially those of the mass-media, the true Christian’s great enemy.
The reason so many can’t see God’s plans for Israel is because they have been spiritually blinded. They now become proponents, some in their silence, of violence and death to the Jews!
I heard one idiot on the way to demon possession by the spirit of legalism say, “I’ll be okay because I have my eyes open.” How can you see anything when God has blinded you, and the devil has opened your eyes to his work?
To really see things objectively from God’s point of view (which is all that counts) you need to be born-again of God’s family, and awake to His word, by surrender and obedience to it.
Many unbelievers will find when they die, after a successful life, that every second of their lives was a waste. It was wasted on self, sin, the world, and the plans of the devil.
If any unbeliever battles all his life to be good and right, he would be wrong on judgement day, because he has entered eternity as a wrong person!
Biblical truth is the foundation and source of our spiritual awakening and growth. It is also Israel’s, but that is not the end. Truth is the active pathway to the presence of the King and even to the sharing of His throne! (Ephesians 2:6, Revelation 3:21)
Truth is addictive and contagious, most exciting, and deeply satisfying!
Standing with and for Israel is the right way, the logical way and the way of reward.
We must put up spiritual borders and defences today, and fortify them. Our spiritual lives are at stake! Borders and barriers are important. Our spiritual gifts at work set up these borders with reinforced armour.
Those who reject the gifts have no armour but their own foolish minds. They have no borders to keep the devil and his world on the outside.
Satan hates borders, because the greatest eternal border has him on the far side- locked out forever.
I’ve said many times and will continue to do so: We need a specific, active pray strategy today. It must begin with personal repentance for all know sin. It must include the use of the sword of the Spirit in defensive strategy and offense against spirits of wickedness.
We must pray confusion into the enemy.
Part of the reason for the fall of the world is the disunity in the church and its failure to fully preach and teach the word of God. This leads to a compromised, weak, ineffective church.
The true church of God must be in unity for prayer to be effective. That does not mean all churches must be included. There are very many that must be excluded and severed from any idea of unity.
Knowledge of eschatology (end-times) today is more important than ever. Many Christians are as dead to eschatology as the unsaved. They are products of their pastors and leaders who don’t touch eschatology.
As a believer if you have no sword of the spirit, you have no spiritual authority and the spirit world knows that. You are then an ordinary inconsequential believer, no different to the world. Your authority is as significant as that of the media.
Here are two verses filled with the magnificence and majesty of God:
Revelation 1:16 “He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.”
Revelation 19:15-16 “Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God and He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Peace on earth:
Many believe that our Lord came to bring peace on earth now and everything is going to be just fine. The famous song (which I despise) “Glory to God and peace on earth.” even goes a long way to promoting that lie.
Here is what the verse really says:
Luke 2:14 (Amp) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased – men of good will, of His favour.”
The truth is, peace on earth is most certainly coming, but only to a select, exclusive group – the saved! So the unsaved ho, ho, ho crowd can sing that song all they like, world peace is not coming to them.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not think I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.”
Add to this the misconception which is cast in stone-sculpture on the side of the UN building in New York: “They beat their swords in plowshares...”
There are two important verses. One comes first and then the other:
Joel 3:9-11 “Prepare for war, wake up the mighty men...Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ Assemble and come, all you nations...”
Isaiah 2:4 “...They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation anymore. (Micah 4:3)
So yes, as I said earlier, war against all that is not of God creates world peace.
More powerful verses on swords:
Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17-18, Joel 3:9-10, Jeremiah 47:5-7, Proverbs 12:18-19, Psalm 59:7.
Keep in mind as you note world headlines, that the David (Israel) and Goliath (Palestinians) story is far from over. The only new thing is that the nations of the world, particularly Europe, have joined the Palestinian cause against Israel!
And on a personal level, keep in mind that true biblical Christianity is not for sissies!
The sword of God cuts and divides between what is of God and what is not in our own lives and also in the world out there. It is just the same for Israel. As we willingly submit to our Lord and merge into His ways, these swords become less painful, for which we will be eternally thankful.
Tough times are coming, but I see with my spiritual eye that very many will fly high, very high in wonderful shining glory forever. Many of your lives will stand as an eternal living monument to our Lord and His glory. Don’t lose heart!
Psalm 57:4-5 “My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men who are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Be exalted O God, above the heavens; and let Your glory be above all the earth.”
Isaiah 49:1-3 “...The Lord has called me from the womb; from the matrix of my mother He has made mention of my name and He has made my mouth like a sharp sword. In the shadow of His hand He has hidden me and made me a polished arrow. In His quiver, He has hidden me. And the Lord said to me, ‘you are My servant, Israel, you who strive with God...in whom I will be glorified.’”
Serious and severe times are here, for many they are the tools of glory.
I took this picture from a chopper flying over the Cathedral Peak and Bell in the Drakensberg.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 470: May 21st 2019
These are words of life!
We are now in prophetic times of great importance with many powers, spiritual forces of deception and many spiritual dangers. What is your world-view and against what or whom is it measured? (2 Corinthians 10:12)
When you let a cat out of the bag, you can catch it and put it back again. When you let a genie out of the bottle, its smoke dissipates like a prowling, stalking ghost and you can’t put it back again.
Modern man, unrestrained is getting worse fast, and its spreading just as fast. (Hosea 4:1-2) Only active spiritual warfare will keep you safe. Don’t underestimate the dangers.
There is a new end-time hostility between the politics of the left, the right and the centre. There is another position though, and that is to be a non-participant! But you can and must always be a prayer warrior in these things.
The end of end-time politics will demonstrate perfectly the failure of the left, the right and the centre. It will demonstrate the failure of the god of democracy itself, because its major participant the true God has been replaced.
It will demonstrate the failure of super-weapons, the A-bomb, stealth and cyber technology. It will usher in great destruction, and it will demonstrate the full and final victory and triumph of the kingdom of God.
Of course God does use politicians for His purposes. He is using President Trump now. God raises up and brings down world leaders according to His will. (Daniel 2:21) Generally, they will all fail!
End-time politics will finally prove once and for all that fallen man is fallen and cannot save himself. It will demonstrate how incredibly dangerous it is to be in battle, blind as a bat and ignorant as hell.
For the believer the contrast could not be more startlingly different.
“We will be like Him” says the Bible, in supernatural, incorruptible, resurrection bodies. We will “know all things.” We will be totally invincible. We will have arrived!
People want to be right. True believer will soon be right, never wrong on anything again ever.
We as true believers are the right light shining in the world warts and all.
One of the main reasons the world must get rid of God and His people is so that no light shines into the world’s darkness.
Politics believes it can bring a better life, liberated from its problems.
The lie of the liars of liberation is that they can and will bring liberation to the masses. All they can and will do is bring deeper bondage and captivity of the masses to their cursed god of curses.
There are certain things that are politically and spiritually neutral, but there are some things that bring specific curses with them. How can a politician promise blessing from a cursed source? (Some issues that generate curses include: Promotion of homosexuality and LGBT, coming against Israel, all forms of witchcraft, legalism and much more).
The evil agenda:
The purpose of devil is to break the world (or a nation under God) free, from moral anchors of God.
Satan as the god of this world, (including politics) comes to “kill, steal, destroy and lie”. With these traits come the fruits of pride, stress, anxiety, guilt, hatred and much more.
The end of the socialist agenda and the work of the devil is control, but it is actually more than that. It is control so that he can kill and destroy that which is of God. He can’t get to the heart of the believer, but he causes his destruction all around and in the world.
Our Lord is the way the truth and the life. (John 14:6) With this come the fruits: Love joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) Humility before God and His word generates peace and calm.
Satan’s way (and the way of religion) is to work from the outside to the inside. It is to get the individual to do and obey certain laws, beliefs and principles of the world, so that he tows the line.
The born-again Christian has within him, the perfection of God in his spirit. The fruits of this then diffuse from the inside to the outside in our lives. If this is so, which it is, the rapture of the church will remove all of this in a blinding flash. Do you see what I see?
This is exactly what Satan wants in the world. He wants to destroy this perfection of God and its fruits and its people. Tragically, for the world left behind after the rapture, Satan will use those left behind to form his new godless world, rich in sin and evil and now with no resistance, because the church has gone.
Think about this: To “advance” Satan must get people to come together, believe and do the same things; all influenced externally, hence the media!
The curse of the media:
The media has is Satan’s mouthpiece to the masses, because he is the god of the world.
Today the media is a willing, leading participant in casting down the truth of God’s word, making a mockery of those who believe it. Here is a classic example of how the media twists things.
Choice involves discrimination. If you chose a purple balloon instead of a green one, that is discrimination against the green balloon. But it is only a “charged” issue when it is made a socio-political issue by the media. They believe in free choice, as long as the choice is theirs. If your choice is not their choice, you are accused of discrimination against green balloons.
Misinformation is a curse of the media, but no information is just as bad resulting in masses going astray. The mass-media are experts at selective journalism to paint their picture their way.
Spiritual ignorance will keep you in bondage to the world and its demons.
If the world knew what was good for it, it would preserve and protect biblical truth, even if they are not saved themselves!
Why should the world protect and preserve Christians and Jews: They have the blessing of God upon them and locked into them. That blessing spreads into families, businesses, entire communities and nations. It is contagious and can transform an entire nation from curse to blessing. God’s word has every answer to all your problems.
Yet today the politics of the world is coming against God and His own people!
►Godly wisdom, like gold, is the purest, oldest form of genuine wealth there is. It is an immense store of value that is indestructible. It pays great dividends! Follow those who have it.
Some churches today are doing wonderfully and serving the Lord for His glory, but many others, particularly in the west have become flea-ridden. (Fleas come from wolves)
There are two questions you should ask your pastor: “What are your views on homosexuality? What are your views on the Palestinians?” One relates to morality and the other to the socio-political prophetic realm. Both offer great insights into where he stands with God.
The answer to these two questions alone, demonstrates if he exalt human rights and the opinions of man above God’s word, which itself demonstrates much more about him.
If you go home after church scratching like crazy, you’ve got fleas, and you know where they came from! Time to find a clean church!
Today there is a big push to get rid of obstacles to Satan’s new world order of so-called peace. To them, peace is the absence of resistance and opposition, especially from God and His holiness.
The world has become dedoctrinated of God’s word, and indoctrinated with complacency mediocrity and evil. (The word “dogma” is the word for doctrine.) It is dogmatic.
The mass-media is not the defender of human rights. It is the defender of godless human rights. Have you ever heard the media criticise Satanism? The hidden agenda of the media is to create blindness, to all things spiritual and of God, so that a nation under God can be transformed into a nation under Satan, ready to be controlled, and then ultimately destroyed.
►Truth’s attackers, the mass-media, the liberal left, and offshoots like Hollywood, and the so-called intelligentsia, all have the same agenda born in the heart of Satan. It is to prepare the way to hell.
Politics can be a prison of pride and lies. Most politicians promise a paradise but deliver nothing but enslavement to more of the same. And the people buy it all because it is their god. Politics is the world’s way to management of itself. Today it is mostly spiritually bankrupt.
I’m not suggesting a theocracy here this side of heaven, but with God and His word on the outside – you are in a prison of your own making, with some pretty nasty comrades in sin inside with you.
You can’t destroy God and His word. You can try all you like, but like everyone from Lucifer, to Adam, to the antichrist and all in between, you will only destroy yourself. Not very clever!
As the doom of the devil approached his efforts to destroy and silence God are in high gear. We need to be aware of his evil devices and stand against them as prayer warriors.
A shocking new law from the US Democratic Party:
National religious freedom includes the right to worship freely, but also to express that worship in its manifesting fruits. We are now seeing what the Bible calls sin, enshrined in law in many nations. But like the smoke of the genie it is spreading further.
Acts 5:28-29 “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? Look you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and you intend to bring this Man’s blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
A new bill drawn up by the US Democratic Party been passed in the Democratic led House of Representatives called the HR5 Equality Bill. It still awaits confirmation by the Republican controlled Senate, where it is likely to fail.
►The bill normalises and legalises LBGT behaviour in private homes and businesses of all people, making them fully equal in all respects. But that is not the problem. The bill essentially criminalises opposition to it wherever it is expressed. That violates the believer’s conscience. That criminalises holiness!
Another problem with this evil bill is that if it is fully adopted by all, and becomes law, it will knock on to other nations, becoming the new norm of a nation / world under Satan.
Why is biblical holiness so hated? It is because, as a fruit of the new-birth, it is a ticket and key to God’s glorious eternal, exclusive, rewards and exaltation by Him. Holiness is also hated because the fruits of the world can never compare or produce even one of them.
Holiness is also hated because it is the way to pure peace of mind, which the world can’t achieve.
Russia: A new anti-terrorism law signed by Putin sounds good at face value. But there is something else smelly, smeared in this face! ●The law prevents foreign guests from speaking in Russian churches unless they have a work permit. ●Sharing your faith with non-believers will be punishable. ●Religious activity is no longer permitted in homes. ●Every citizen is obliged to report those who break these new laws. ●You may not pray or study the Bible in the presence of a non-believer. ●Church alter calls are no longer permitted. – And more.
7000 Russian evangelical churches and pastors have come together to pray and fast against these new laws. (Charisma News)
There is a new bill in the works in South Africa to regulate religion. It will have the same effects as some of these points above. (South African Christians did successfully pray into nullification, another similar bill a while ago.)
►At the end of the day, Christians around the world need to mobilise in prayer against all these similar laws coming about worldwide right now.
Remember my verse for year and just how appropriate it has been to multitudes of situations: “If you forsake the ways of God you will praise the wicked.” Proverbs 28:4
The veracity of Bible prophecy:
Satan removes God from society just when He is needed most. The reason is to blind the masses to his work of producing control, and also most importantly, to blind the people to the veracity of Bible prophecy, which is the ultimate proof of the truth.
If Bible prophecy is true, you are going to hell, if not born again! That is just as prophetic as other, regular prophesies. Likewise, if Bible prophecy is true, you are destined for unimaginable, eternal glory if you are saved.
Politicians are prophets in a sense (fallen ones). They promise what prophecy does. They say that if you vote for them, you will be “saved” from this or that and have a real good life, and if you’re not a supporter then you will suffer. They are all pitiful liars!
To get anywhere, the politician must be bound by the fear and approval of man and not necessarily God. They are spiritually destitute and have no prophetic insight. (With a few exceptions)
As peoples lives progressively fall apart we are presented with great evangelistic opportunities. “Where sin abounds, grace does much more abound!”
Powers that be:
We must see into the spirit realm that there is a giant spiritual conflict on the go. It is a conflict of powers. The Bible is full of these meanings.
To offer some insight, here are some of the original words and applications for “power.” There are many more right through the Bible:
Strong’s H 3581 “Koach” Meanings: Power of God, of angels, great strength,
Strong’s H3027 “Yad” Meanings: Power of man, fractional part of power.
Strong’s H6184 “Ariyts” Meanings: Political, violent oppressor, terror-striking.
Strong’s H2428 “Chayil” Meanings: Military power, force, valour, mighty strength.
Strong’s G1325 “Didomi” Meanings: Power to deliver one. To give over.
Strong’s G2904 “Kratos” Meanings: Dominion, strength, force.
Strong’s G1849 “Exousia” Meanings: Executive jurisdiction, authority. (Satan’s power)
Strong’s G1411: “Dynamis.” Meanings: Moral, miracle, explosive as in dynamite.
Here are a few applications: Proverbs 18:21 (H3027) 2 Timothy 3:5 G1411) Philippians 3:10 (G1411)
●All the power of politics can’t get rid of sin. ●The power found in science and technology can’t get rid of sin. ●Medicine can’t get rid of sin. ●Psychology and its words can’t get rid of sin. ●Strong, powerful emotions, can’t get rid of sin. ●Socio-political laws, actions and philosophies can’t get rid of sin. ●Ethnic culture can’t get rid of sin. ●Religion, keeping laws and doing works can’t get rid of sin.
So, you are doomed – or are you?
Yes you are doomed outside of the cross of Calvary. It is the only thing that gets rid of sin. But it is drastic! It kills you the sinner, dead! Then it raises you up to sin-free newness of life, in your spirit, with an internal power to work it all from the inside to the outside.
The greatest demonstration of supernatural power evervwill be at the rapture.
There is another eternal power still to be fully manifest. It is far superior and far above all we can imagine!
Hebrews 6:5 “...The powers of the age to come...”
There is power in light. But beware; there is an illegitimate power in darkness too:
Colossians 1:13 “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”
After the rapture, the Jews will be the “light of the world” and the “light to the Gentiles.” (Isaiah 49:6 42:6, 60:3) Satan wants these lights put out fast.
Israel will become holy in a flash. She will become the “light of the world” as quickly as it takes to hit the switch!
Deuteronomy 28:9-10 “The Lord will establish you (Israel) as a holy people to Himself...Then all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by My name, and they shall be afraid of you.”
Ezekiel 36:25-27 “Then I shall sprinkle clean water on you and you shall be clean...I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you...I will put My Spirit in you...”
Isaiah 4:3 “It shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and he who remains in Jerusalem, will be called holy...”
Fulfilled Bible prophecy is one of the most powerful verifications of the veracity of God’s word. It has never failed. Logic dictates that it never will.
Have you ever sat down and thought about who controls your mind? Very few have.
Our Lord will be your Lord of glory forever, or your supreme, terrifying Judge!
Do you think our Lord will congratulate you the unbeliever, for all your excellent, good, loving, caring, compassionate, successful work you did in your life, as you are sent to hell for not having your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life?
The world calls itself a “brave new world.” Let me tell you- they are right! You need to be extremely brave to launch yourself on a one way journey to hell!
The problem with politics and the very core of democracy is that it has become the machinery of the god of this world and people treat it like a god. It has become the delivery vehicle of many cursed beliefs and practises.
The thinking is that if a majority agrees on any issue it is right. How wrong that is!
Many people think God is democratic and then equate democracy with God making the two one!
In these end-days, politics, like the media and entertainment world, is all a lot more evil, aggressive, confrontational and forceful than before. It is spiritually charged.
Democracy only works in a nation under God, because that is the constitutional, superior standard and backstop, albeit in the background.
The crowning glory of Satan’s seven-year triumph – the tribulation period, will be the destruction of free-will politics, democracy and the rise of the tyranny of one-worldism, all to be destroyed by the wrath of God.
Be sure of this one thing: The mass media will mutate and transform themselves into Satan’s promoters, advocates, ambassadors and publicist all the way to their fiery end.
Jeremiah 17:5-7 “Cursed is the man who trust in man and makes flesh his strength ...He shall be like a shrub in the desert and not see good when it comes. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord.”
Psalm 1:1-3, Psalm 92:12, Proverbs 3:33, Ezekiel 47:12
I took these two pictures in the beautiful Namib Desert.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 469: May 14th 2019
Israel – The Sign:
These are words of life!
Next in the great drama: The rapture of the church, the Lion of Judah is recognised by the Jews, as the seven-year tribulation period begins with wars and great turmoil.
The great shock will be when the Jews see that their Messiah is not a Catholic, but a Jew! I think the Catholic church will get as great a shock when they finally see that their Christmas Jesus is the antichrist and the real Messiah is a Jew!
The tribulation period is about to begin!
Jeremiah 30:3-7 “I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah, says the Lord, and I will cause them to dwell in their land...Alas for that day is great, so none is like it; and it shall be the time of Jacob’s trouble. (Tribulation period)
Note in the verse above the link between the return of the Jews to their land and the tribulation period. We could accurately call the present return to the Promised Land, the spiritual awakening or return as well, which, in fact is just beginning now.
You have to correctly identify the major types and shadows of the Bible. If you don’t, you will miss-apply many scripture and in many cases land in error.
End-time Babylon can only be the world-system as a whole. That would include the political, commercial, military and religious elements. A clear reading of all the verses in the Bible relating to end-time Babylon absolutely proves this.
There are a few die-hards out there who continue to identify end-time Babylon as literal rebuilt Babylon in Iraq. Nothing could further from the truth. Don’t just take what others say.
The Bible also speaks of Jerusalem, in type as being “Babylon, Egypt and Sodom”.
Revelation 11:8 “Their dead bodies (2 witnesses) will lie in the street of the great city which is spiritually called, Sodom and Egypt where also our Lord was crucified.”
Egypt (with Babylon) is another clear type of the world system. Israel had become paganised with all sorts of worldly influences. Sodom is a clear reference to the sin of homosexuality for which Israel, particularly Tel Aviv, is renowned today.
The verse above refers in type to the work of the cross covering the sin of the world, and that Israel has become worldly, although her physical return to the land is still on the go.
Before we continue, please understand that the number seventy is the number of judgement. It is also connected with Jerusalem.
The number seventy one in Hebrew means: “Fullness, Holy Spirit, Dove!”
The declaration and the decree:
●Israel declared independence as a state on May 14th 1948. The declaration was confirmed by the UN (League of Nations back then). The very next day, six Arab armies attacked Israel, in what became known as the War of Independence. But it was only on January 25th 1949 that Israel became an official state with David Ben-Gurion being elected Prime Minister.
Yes, independence took place in May 1948, seventy one years ago, but the workings of it only came about in 1949, seventy years ago. So, is it seventy or seventy one years? I think it doesn’t really make that much difference, since both are significant.
Does this mean that the full seventy years are not quite up yet? My point is that in God’s scheme of things everything will work out perfectly. Our Lord always does things decently and in order and sometimes we only see this after the fact. (1 Corinthians 14:40)
Anyway, Israel has been a nation of the world for seventy years give or take an inch.
Here now is an item of great interest: Israel went into Babylonian captivity for seventy years due to her rebellion and sin. Babylon is always a type of the world.
So, we can accurately say that Israel has been in modern day captivity to the world and its ways for seventy years, hence the comparison.
●The decree of Cyrus: (Ezra 1:1-11, 5:17, 2 Chronicles 36:23 Isaiah 44:28, 45:1)
The Babylonian captivity ended with the decree of Cyrus. He ordered that the temple be rebuilt in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount and that the children of Israel return to their Promised Land.
The purpose of ending the captivity was related to the rebuilt temple. In other words, it was so that Israel could return to holiness. Don’t miss that point! At the same time, the walls of Jerusalem were ordered to be rebuilt.
During the exile many Jews had fallen into pagan worship. The return to the land with a new temple ended this.
We see the same principle in the great Exodus from Egypt: Exodus 7:16 “And you (Moses) shall say to him (Pharaoh) Let My people go, so that they may serve Me in the wilderness...”
So, now as we look at these powerful types and shadows, do you see what I see?
Immediately after the captivity the command to rebuild the temple comes along, for the reason of Israel’s return to holiness, just like the Exodus.
Now, with that in mind, have a look at this verse below and note the time frame.
Jeremiah 29:10 “Thus says the Lord: ‘After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place.”
At the same time and perhaps part of the modern “decree of Cyrus” will come the fateful peace covenant with the antichrist, kicking off the seven year tribulation period as the restrainer – the true church, is removed from the earth, before the tribulation.
But something will cause Israel to immediately become jealous and angry (Romans 10:19). That can only be the rapture, with them being left behind. Whatever this great sign is it will also cause Israel to immediately repent and become holy.
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
The word “sign” above, (Strong’s H226) means a supernatural, miraculous sign, event or warning. It is the same word used in the verse below:
Isaiah 7:14 “The Lord Himself will give you (O house of David) a sign: Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call His name Immanuel.”
This is a parallel to the sign of Revelation 12:1-5 which is Israel giving birth to the Jewish Messiah (not the church.) A further great parallel is found in Isaiah 66:8 speaking of a nation (Zion) being born in a day. Again this is NOT the church as taught by the deceived. Verses 10, and 13 confirm this identifying the subject as Jerusalem, Israel and the not the church.
We don’t know exactly what this future sign will be that God will place in Israel, but we do know it has to be of supernatural origin.
I believe this sign to the Jews, will be the rapture of the church, and then sudden insight of who their Messiah is. The veil of spiritual blindness on the Jews is a supernatural mystery. (Romans 11:25) It will be removed suddenly.
At this time, the dreadful Revelation riders of the storm will ride into a dark, dark world. “Hello darkness my old friend,” will be the unsaid chant of the tribulation masses.
“I can see clearly now the veil is gone,” will be the song of the Jews! What incredible joy this time will be, (as well as suffering)! Tribulation arises and long awaited repentance falls on Israel – glory!
The sign is the rapture, but the more detailed sign is the Jews seeing a virgin-born Jewish Messiah, whom they “pierced.” (Zechariah 12:10) They will suddenly understand what that means. If there is no virgin birth, there is no Messiah and no salvation. They cannot look upon their Messiah and not see the virgin-born, sinless, crucified, risen and coming again Yeshua Ha Mashiach !
By the way, if you are born-again you are virgin-born, with no sin in your spirit. – Think about it!
The main point here is that if the Babylonian captivity is represented in Israel’s 70 years as a nation, we are right at the very end, and in fact on borrowed time. If this analogy is true, it also suggests that the time will end with a fresh “decree of Cyrus” to build the temple. It suggests that we are right on the very verge.
Add to this all the other requirements of prophecy like the war in Syria reaching its dramatic climax, the war of Gog and Magog (Russia, Iran and others) the war of Psalm 83 and much more.
The doom of the nations:
Be absolutely sure of one thing: God will deal severely in judgement with all the nations that have negatively influenced and affected Israel. Nations that have led them deeper into sin, will pay the price. Churches that have done the same, are in the same boat!
I strongly suggest that you read well and study out the following portions of scripture. They have a powerful prophetic message for today. You can’t join all the Spirit-less idiots of the world and say – you didn’t know about these things.
Isaiah 49:22-26 “Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations and set up My standard (Lit=banner /sign) for the peoples; they shall bring your sons (Israel) in their arms and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders...they (the nations) shall bow down to you (Israel), with their faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord...I will contend with him who contends with you. I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh...All flesh shall know that I the Lord am your Saviour, and your mighty Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob (Israel)
Jeremiah 30:11 “For I am with you (Israel) to save you; though I make a full end of the nations where I scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you.”
Jeremiah 30:14-17 “All your lovers have forgotten you...your sins have increased and your sorrow is incurable...Therefore all those devour you shall be devoured and all your adversaries, every one shall go into captivity...because they called you an outcast, saying: ‘This is Zion, no one seeks her.’”
Jeremiah 31:31-33 “Behold the days are coming says the Lord, when I make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah...I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God and they shall be My people.”
A lot of people say (rightly) that the coming tribulation judgements are because of the sin of the world and that God’s grace has run out, but there is another overlooked, very important reason: It is because of the sin of the world against Israel, and the influence of the world’s sin on her!
Revelation 18:21-24 “A mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence the great city Babylon, shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore...For by your sorcery all the nations were deceived, and in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”
By the way, if you are one of those who believe that end-time Babylon is literal Babylon in Iraq, please explain to me the above verse!!
The tribulation period sees a number of churches on earth serving Satan during this time. They are primarily the Catholic church and other orthodox churches as well as any and all that do not preach and teach salvation exclusively through the cross, which is the death, burial and resurrection.
The Feast of Trumpets:
The Feast of Trumpets is the next of the seven feasts to find its prophetic fulfilment.
Personally, I love classical trumpet music. I love the sound of the shofar properly blown. They are all spine tingling. No wonder the Bible is full of trumpets and shofars, they are sensational, producing sounds of warning, calling, and of freedom, liberty and glory!
We see what can only be a description of the rapture occurring with a trumpet blast in Revelation 4:1-2, 1Corinthians 15:52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.
There is so much of such value wrapped up in the Feast of Trumpets, but I will share some more as we get closer to the coming, last one. (September 29th) Yes I did say “last one.” That’s just to spark some debate and cause some arguments out there.
As we see this Feast approaching, we will know much more. It is of major importance.
There is a sign coming that will cause the metamorphosis of the Jews into children of God.
Ezekiel 37:25-28 “Then they shall dwell in the land that I have give to Jacob My servant...I will make a covenant of peace with them...My tabernacle (temple) also shall be with them. Indeed, I shall be their God and they shall be My people. The nations shall know that I the Lord sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever more.”
The rapture of the true church, and Israel being saved is the milestone, the banner to the nations and the great sign.
False doctrines with dangerous tentacles:
Very often false doctrine becomes worse due to the knock on effects to other doctrines and verses, and tentacles of error that cause problems. Sometimes these knock effects are only seen further down the line when they actually knock on and appear.
Sometimes they are taught inadvertently. But almost always they are as a response to a spirit of error, in the teacher.
Some errors are just personal differences and no big deal. Others are curse producing, and others will land you in hell.
In these days, because we are in a highly spiritually charged environment, where Satan knows his days are numbered, (Revelation 12:12) we must be more vigilant.
Perhaps the biggest and worst false doctrine is replacement theology. It is highly toxic.
Replacement theology teaches that the church has replaced Israel. But, know this: This doctrine is not static. It is about to go through a revolutionary metamorphose into a far worse and deadly beast. It will swallow all of its present adherents and end up taking more than half the world to hell. I will soon share more on this terrible soon-coming deadly transformation.
If you, Mr. Wolf in the pulpit, preach and teach replacement theology in its current form, I have one very simple question for you:
Israel will soon repent and be saved. If the church is Israel, that then should mean that the church has to repent and be saved? How can the church, which has already been saved on repentance, be saved on repentance?
Know this and know it very well. Replacement theology is an evil spirit. It is a high ranking evil spirit with hordes of demons under its control.
Be warned again of the coming mutation of replacement theology, Satan’s spearhead.
Satan and his world will do all they can to get rid of Israel. He knows the plan of God to bring them to salvation and use them as His agents in the tribulation period. If Satan can neutralise the Jews, make Israel part of a normal godless world he will. He will use the compromised, spineless, weak church as one of his arsenal of weapons.
The pagan, Babylonian, Baal worship doctrines of Easter and Christmas are not only false doctrines and pure heresy but are deeply offensive to Jews. They are barriers, obstacles and stumbling blocks to the Jews and pollute their view of Messiah.
Be discerning! Do not touch the teachings of those who have been in great error and not repented and broken free.
Alternatively, deep repentance is a wonderful cleanser. Truth is the only solid foundation. All error is like quicksand! You need the fullness of the Spirit to lead you and guide you. (John 16:13) Don’t be afraid of those who have gone off the rails a little and repented, made right and come back. Many times they have a whole lot more to offer than before.
We could call the seventy years of Israel’s independence, their modern captivity to the world’s ways. But more than that it is their time of pregnancy and hibernation! It is their time of incubation.
Israel is on the verge of repentance. Repentance is a powerful regenerative force. It lifts you up and renews you and cleans you up. It makes you right now even when you were wrong. It is empowering. Above all, repentance produces acceptance and deep rest.
The entire world will soon see the results of large scale national repentance and renewal in Israel.
Even nature itself is anticipating and awaiting these things. It is groaning under the sin of man as it waits.
The beautiful, peaceful calls of the birds and insects and things natural are presently being subdued by the shattering piercing, howling sirens of sin. Soon – great peace!
The question is: Are you ready? If not why, and what are you going to do about it?
It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God!
The trunk of the elephant and the baobab tree are similar. They are both beautiful giants of the African landscape and amongst my favourites! I took these two pictures in Botswana and the Limpopo region, respectively and blended them together.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 468: May 7th 2019
Israel under the bus:
These are words of life!
“Israel being thrown under the bus,” is a recent term, but the overall reality of it began when Pa fell off the bus, many ages ago!
The modern-day Goliath is in fact, Esau, with an ancient hatred, still trying to negate and reverse the sale of his birthright to Jacob / Israel, signed in porridge! Today, fiery rockets are his signature - the kiss of death to his brother.
Strangely, these fiery rockets are finding support for the Palestinian cause, making Israel the aggressor. That’s like Islam’s justification of rape in the name of expanding Islam. Those that obstruct the rape are the aggressors!
But as with Goliath, Israel’s missile defence system called “David’s Slingshot” combined with their smart “Iron Dome Defence System,” produces the protection against the terror.
Israel today is feeling extremely vulnerable! Here it is succinctly described thousands of years ago:
Psalm 57:4 “My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men who are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.”
Psalm 64:5-7 “They (Israel’s enemies) encourage themselves in an evil matter, they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, who will see them? They devise iniquities; ‘We have perfected a shrewd scheme. The inward thought and heart of man are deep. But God will shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly, they shall be wounded. They will be made to stumble over their own tongue and all who see them shall flee away.”
By the way, it is the UN and EU nations specifically, have been, and are funding the Palestinians, while the US has killed its monetary aid to them, which of course lands up as rockets and bombs.
In this edition I will address the issues of throwing Israel under the bus.
I will also look at the terrible rise in Christian martyrdom, and the unifying force behind persecution.
What is the “bus?”
The bus is the vehicle going down the highway to hell! It is the collective ways of the world-system. It is the opinions of the world, especially related to Israel. Satan is the bus driver. He wants all nations on board, including Israel.
The bus is world domination and control under a new world political, religious and economic order, led by God’s arch-enemy – Satan.
Islam is already seated comfortably on the bus next to multitudes of religions including apostate churches. Churches of replacement theology are already on the bus, and the interfaith movement are in their seats. The Catholics the Anglicans and numerous Spirit-less churches are right up front next to the driver.
Satan uses his own tools, the media, the masses and the compromised cross-less church. The media’s message is the sacrosanct, consistent message – Do it my way!
Are all aboard and ready to roll? Yes they are, except Israel and the true church!
“The wheels of the bus go round and round, round and round. The wheels of the bus go round and round...and run you over flat, if you’re not on the bus!
Israel won’t get on the world’s bus, because she is already on another bus, driven by the King Lion.
Satan and his bloated busload of buffoons don’t like the fact that Israel won’t get on their bus, so they throw a fiery tantrum of rockets, and try to throw Israel under their bus.
In reality, you can’t throw Israel under the bus. You may be able to do so, when they, in their blindness tear up God’s bus ticket, given to them – His covenant promises, and replace it with Satan’s lying peace covenant. But that will only have limited, very short-term success.
The wheels of the bus go round and round, but remember - what goes around comes around! Those who try to throw Israel under the bus will soon find themselves under the bus. In the tribulation period, God will cast Satan’s entire bus into a flaming fire of His making!
If you try to throw Israel under the bus, you had better like the view from under the bus, because that is where you will land up, before being put on the train to tribulation.
What does it mean to throw Israel under the bus?
Throwing Israel under the bus includes all attacks against her that cause her harm. That would include verbal, political views, and church views of replacement theology in particular. It would include all military action, anti-Semitism and terrorism against Israel and the Jews.
Throwing Israel under the bus, includes throwing stumbling blocks in front of her.
Isaiah 57:14 “...Prepare the way, take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”
This verse relates to the time period of Israel’s repentance and return to the Lord. Like any birth, this is a critical time. It speaks to the church and her influence on Israel now.
The church is commissioned to “Comfort My people” in these times. It is commissioned to make the “Jew jealous” and take the true clean, pagan-less gospel to the “Jew first!” (Isaiah 40:1, Romans 1:16, 10:19, 11:14)
Throwing Israel under the bus has been a favourite pastime of many churches, particularly those who are enslaved and dedicated to the evil pagan practises of Babylon and Baal worship. This includes the customs of Easter, Christmas and the like.
Don’t think that those convocations don’t identify you, especially amongst the Jews. Throwing Israel under the bus includes trying to poison them with paganism.
The blind church says: “Give the Jews an Easter egg, a hot cross bun and a ham sandwich. And present the children to ‘ho,ho, ho’, the satanic slob Saint Nick”!
●Hosea 2:17 “I will take from her (Israel) mouth the names of the Baals (Easter etc) and they shall be remembered by their names no more.”
Islam is a champion at throwing Israel under the bus. They believe in world domination. The surprise is that world domination will occur in the Millennium led by the Jews.
Who are you throwing under the bus?
Israel is God’s ●Child, ●Son, ●Wife, ●Bride, ●Husband, ●Divorced partner being reunited. ●Chosen people, ●God’s name is on them. ●Israel is God’s ●Servant, ●Army, ●Witness.
Israel is: ●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected ●Regathered ●Repented ●Accepted.
The above are found in the following verses (and others):
(Hosea 11:1, Exodus 4:22, Jeremiah 3:8-22, Hosea 2:19, Numbers 6:27, Isaiah 54:5-6, Isaiah 40:1, Jeremiah 31:4. Deuteronomy 7:6)
Israel is the “apple of God’s eye.” Zechariah 2:8)
Israel’s name is written indelibly on the palms of Messiah’s hands. (Isaiah 49:16)
Numbers 6:27 “So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”
Throwing Israel under the bus makes you a champion of ignorance, or arrogant audacity!
Israel’s coming holiness:
One thing the world (and most of the church) can’t see or understand is that as the veil of blindness lifts from Israel, and they recognise their Messiah, they will be shattered right into a powerful holiness producing repentance.
Zephaniah 3:13 “The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth...”
Deuteronomy 14:2 “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth.”
Joshua 7:13 “...Thus says the Lord God of Israel: There is an accursed thing in your midst O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you.”
Isaiah 43:12 “I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, and there was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses, says the Lord.”
Beloved brethren, it is part of your called duty to stand with Israel, to pray for them and to pray for their city. It your duty to stand before them pure and holy!
Church, you can repent for your brethren to be. Stand in the gap for them! Identify yourself with them now.
Job 22:30 “He will even deliver one who is not innocent; yes he will be delivered by the purity of your hands.”
The great bus crash.
As the world’s bus gets to the tribulation period it will crash. Untold millions of passengers will repent and come to the Lord in that time, betraying the bus driver – Satan.
Many will be killed in that great crash and end in an eternal prison, and many will rebel against God.
Isaiah 54:15-17 “Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me, whoever assembles (UN) against you (Israel) shall fall for your sake...No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement, you shall condemn.”
Deuteronomy 30:7 “The Lord God will put all these curses on your enemies and all those that hate you and persecute you. And you (Israel) will again obey the voice of the Lord...”
Psalm 68:1 “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: Let them that hate Him flee before Him.”
Isaiah 66:14-16 “The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants and His indignation to His enemies. For behold the Lord will come with fire and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword the Lord will judge all flesh; and the slain of the Lord will be many”
After the great bus crash:
“Father forgive them for they don’t know what they do.” “It is finished.” These were the words of the Lord from the cross to His own people. It still stands today! After the great world bus crash, the Jews will suddenly “Know what they have done!”
“They will look upon the One whom they have pierced and mourn for Him.” (Zechariah 12:10)
Exodus 6:6-7 “I will bring you (Israel) out from under the burdens (bus) of the Egyptians (type of the world), I will rescue you from their bondage and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgements. I will take you as My people, and I will be your God, then you shall know that I am the Lord...”
Daniel 12:7 “...It shall be for a time, times and half a time (3 ½ years) and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.”
Isaiah 56:5 “...I will give them (Israel) an everlasting name that they should not be cut off.”
How stupid can you be to try and throw Israel under the bus when she is God’s agent of salvation in the tribulation? People need evangelists to show you how to be saved.
You can’t save yourself. All your good works mixed together can’t save you.
Human rights can do what it likes, but it can’t get God to save you. No human has any democratic human right to be saved.
Democracy, do you really think you will be able to vote on your eternal destiny? Do you think you will be able to vote yourself out of hell? You absolute fool!
It’s wise to choose the winning side! Our side may appear small and persecuted now, but it’s not going to stay that way forever!
God’s bus ride to glory:
God’s will, ways and word are the supreme eternal victor. All of man’s self-exalting ways, philosophies, and beliefs amount to a big zero in the face of the living God of all glory!
God’s glory will expand through the universe. True believers have the incredible privilege of working on our upcoming glory right now. You can make it grow and expand, and it will endure forever.
Isaiah 9:6-7 “Unto us a Child is born and Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father Prince of Peace. Of the increase (Lit=increasing greatness) of His government and peace there will be no end...”
Proverbs 4:18 “The path of the just (righteous) is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day...”
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
Daniel 9:24 (To be brought in): “An end of sin and everlasting righteousness...”
Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”
1 Corinthians 15:41-42 “There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead.”
This group of verses above are so very deeply satisfying and stabilising in this forever deteriorating, devolving and forever dimming world.
The family of God are attacked when there is no longer restraint in the land. (Hosea 4:1-2) The reason is because God and His word are the authority of the universe and it is this restraining authority that is always attacked. When authority in the land breaks down, anything goes.
When people can’t turn on, and attack God because they can’t reach Him, they turn on His people and His word.
You cannot serve God and come against the Jews. You are serving a different foreign god headquartered in the offices of CNN.
Satan must remove all obstacles to him taking control of the world. Christianity is not an obstacle to Satan, It is the Spirit-filled, empowered, holy, separated Christian that is. Just as the Jews will be!
The true, born-again Christian is separated from the world by birth. He is holy by birth. The umbilical cord to the world has been cut!
Christians damage the world by getting people saved out of it. It will be the same for the Jews, who will be God’s evangelists in the tribulation.
One of the big reasons for the hatred of God and His people is that they are saved out of the world. Yes we are in it, but not of it. Satan wants us in his world and of it.
One of the unwritten, unseen reasons for persecution of Jews and Christians is the fact that God is a Jew! Many people can’t get their heads around that because their heads are in the sand with Satan!
One big reason the world hates Christians is because they have perfection in their hearts, while the world has a heart filled with sin, evil and wickedness, which they are married to and can’t get rid of.
Persecution of Christians worldwide, but particularly in the Middle East and Eastern nations has reached “genocide” proportions according to a number of reports from agencies independent of each other. The word’s media is silent, but not God’s media – the Bible!
●The Bible speaks of a church group “drunk on the blood of the martyrs.” (Revelation 17:6) Most analysts, me included, believe this speaks of the Catholic church in the tribulation period, killing the tribulation saint, who are Jews and Gentiles saved at that time.
Many times it is Catholics who are martyred. Those doing the killing don’t distinguish. They think they are killing ordinary Christians. Actually, we should stand in sympathy with Catholics who are martyred, because they are not being killed for being Catholics, but Christians. So that does put a different spin on it.
Persecution is a unifying force. The family of God will be increasingly united as persecution intensifies. Christians as the family of God will be increasingly united with Jews – the coming family of God!
One of the insane reasons the Catholic church keeps using for the hatred of the Jews, is that according to them, the Jews killed Jesus! Our Lord was no martyr. His death, burial, resurrection and ascension were the very reason He came, and the essence of salvation.
Today, we are seeing the spirit of martyrdom arising like never before. The world can’t get rid of God, but they can “martyr” the word of God and attack His people.
Genesis 22:18 “In you (Israel) all the nations shall be blessed.”
A prophetic word of warning:
Part of the new world that much of the church has become champion of, is a world of ever increasing sin and evil, justified, and sanctified by the sick, spineless, Spirit-less church.
- A prophetic word of warning to those in and under the spirit of replacement theology: Get out now! It is about to mutate into a more deadly, evil spirit. You will soon be trapped. The spearhead of anti-Semitism is replacement theology in the church. It always has been. The principle is: “As goes the spiritual, so goes the natural.”
- To those under the power of Babylonian customs and Baals: You will begin to weaken now.
- An appeal to teachers and preachers of the truth: Get you prayer warriors and teams to support, protect and strengthen you, to fortify and keep you in all truth. You are the foundation, custodian and pillar of truth in these dangerous days. (1 Timothy 3:15)
The world’s greatest, act of forgiveness is about to be seen. This will be the greatest act of triumph, mercy, grace and drama ever seen. Our Lord will pour out His forgiveness on Israel and open their blind eyes. They will dance in the streets as wildly as David did as they see their Messiah with arms outstretched.
The dance of delight:
Dance with Me Israel, O My lover, to the song of all songs, romance Me, lover of My soul to the song of all songs. To Me you have run, My beloved, you’ve captured My heart, with you I will go...dance with Me!
I took the background picture in the Drakensberg Mountains and the dead tree in the Namib Desert.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!