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Edition 432: August 28th 2018
Who will repent?
The soon-coming seven-year tribulation period will begin with no true believers on the earth, thanks to the rapture. The world will then be filled with counterfeit Christians, Jewish and Gentile unbelievers and of course, the mass-media!
This will be the most tumultuous time ever.
Multitudes of Jews (the majority) and Gentiles will be saved in the tribulation. Huge numbers will not repent and become great enemies of God before their ride to hell.
So, who will repent and be saved, and who will not, and why? The answer is, I don’t know, only God knows in His esteemed foreknowledge. But the Bible does give us many clues, views, signs and insights into who will repent and why.
This edition is a careful examination of this all important issue. Many of the principles relate to what causes repentance generally speaking, as well as in the tribulation.
God is merciful, loving, compassionate, forgiving and full of grace, but there is a limit to His grace, which you must not cross. His desire is that all come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
The meaning of the word “repent” (Strong’s G3341) is to have a change of heart and to turn around and go a new way. It also means rejecting the old way. It is active and a deliberate act of will. Repentance is always relative to the values and virtues of the Bible.
Please bear in mind that pride and a lack of repentance are evil twins, and humility and repentance are holy twins. In many ways, repentance is similar to cross-bearing.
Repentance must be deep. It must even include your thought life. Your thought life is your own secret place – forbidden to all. But God knows every thought and intention of your mind!
You can and must straighten out your thought life! Try it, you’ll be surprised.
Psalm 139:1-4 “O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and rising up, you understand my thoughts afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. There is not a word on my tongue, O Lord, you know it altogether.”
There is a big difference between godly repentance and feeling sorry for oneself!
2 Corinthians 7:10 “Godly sorrow produces repentance to salvation, not to be regretted, but the sorrow of the world produces death.”
Repentance is an ongoing walk. It produces holiness which produces spiritual sight, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. It clears out sin and prepares for a new godly universe. (Daniel 9:24)
As we head for the soon-coming climax of the ages, who repents and who will not, and why?
Malachi 3:2 “Who can endure the day of His coming? Who can stand when He appears? He is like a refiner’s fire...”
Nahum 1:6 “Who can stand before His indignation, and who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury will be poured out like fire”.
Who won’t repent:
Repentance is a gift of God, but He gives it to those who He knows, in His foreknowledge, will use it and not scorn it.
There would of course be some exceptions to this, but generally, those who will not repent are those who have “seared their conscience.” Most of the so-called intellectual, liberal left are dominated by pride and self righteousness and will not repent. Those under the spell of the religion of humanism will generally not repent.
Those beguiled by the witchcraft of legalism in and out of the church, will be unable to repent because of the power of those curses at work.
In the tribulation period, those who have received the ultimate control symbol, the mark of the beast, will be forever lost.
Why won’t they repent?
Remember well that Yeshua is a friend of sinners who humble themselves, but a frightful terror to the unrepentant and proud.
Proverbs 1:28-29 “They will call on Me, but I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but they will not find Me, because they hated knowledge (of God) and did not choose the fear of the Lord.”
The proud and unrepentant have a god they can control and make dance to their tune. They have no fear of the Lord.
Pride, in all its forms keeps God away. It’s a battle between the pride of life and the pattern and working of humility, which brings God near.
The humble will be well-known in heaven.
Pride is the power which causes sin to shine. Pride refines and legitimises sin making it acceptable. Spiritual darkness is a close friend of the unrepentant and proud.
It is pride that often causes people to become too sensitive to being hurt. Pride is a product of the flesh (self) and does not like to be affronted. It is this same pride that causes people to carry hurts and injuries around with them, causing them never to be free. With some you can see it in their eyes and hear it in their talk. They have made their hurts their friends!
You can’t hurt and injure a dead person! – Death to self is extremely liberating.
Pride is the dark glass in front of you that hides the face of truth and alters the appearance of sin and blinds you to its dangers and the need to repent.
You can alter the appearance of sin and change its definition, but you can’t change its nature and that will crush you, because you won’t see the need to need to repent!
Hollywood has created a world of golden statues, celebrities of hell, and golden-calf idols. They are idols for destruction, icons of hell itself. This has infiltrated into the church and the minds of many Christians today because they’ve been beguiled and bewitched by the world’s devil.
Many of today’s Christianettes need to be entertained and amused all the time. They have more in character with the idolatry of Hollywood, and the media, than with our God.
Interestingly, the world continues in ever worsening sin, yet condemns and criticises those who call them to repentance, which is true freedom.
Now, have a look at this incredible discourse:
Deuteronomy 8:2 “The Lord your God led you all the way these 40 years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His word or not...to do you good in the end. (vs16)”
Psalm 106:13-15 “They soon forgot His works; they did not wait for His counsel, but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tested God in the desert. So, He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.”
Do you have “leanness of soul?” Note the enormous tragedy in these verses above. God was testing them to do them good in the end, but they tested God and got nothing except emptiness! It’s not very clever to test God!
There are some people who come to God, but won’t leave their god of the world. They want both! They secretly want to continue in sin. They get nothing from God. He won’t even listen to them.
Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.”
You can win arguments with people about the truth, but that does not always change their hearts. Some people are so in love with their false beliefs that they won’t repent or lay them down no matter how wrong you prove them to be.
When you come to God in repentance and belief, wonderful things begin to happen!
Job 42:5-6 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye (spiritual) sees You. Therefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
Excuse me for sharing this; I do so from the point of view of testimony:
“Repent in dust and ashes” That’s crazy talk! O yes, I don’t agree. I’ve often maintained that it is good to do things demonstrably. It breaks your pride even if it makes you look like an idiot sometimes. I often used to go to a nearby graveyard and begin a fast of repentance lying in the dust of some anonymous grave.
The shock of not being able to repent:
There are some who are tragically forever lost and can’t repent. They can’t see their terrible state.
You may not like the above statement, but those who know their Bible well and the voice of The Spirit in their hearts would rather take warning and fear – and be safe.
Please read the following verses one after the other. I have selected them for their gravity and seriousness in this regard. They need no comment:
Hebrews 6:4-6 “It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit and tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away (completely) to renew then again to repentance ...”
2 Chronicles 36:15-16 “The Lord God sent warnings to them by His messengers...because He had compassion on His people. But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at the prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.”
Hebrews 12:16-17 “...Esau who for one morsel of food sold his birthright...afterwards he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with teas.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
John 12:35 “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you...”
Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his ways.”
1 Timothy 4:1-2 “The Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.”
All who don’t love the truth, including the necessity of repentance, are in grave danger. They will soon backslide in the pressures, and become spiritually sterile – sell-outs.
It does no good to preach to the hard-hearted.
A warning call:
Ezekiel 33:5 “He heard the sound of the watchman’s trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself, but he who takes warning will save his life.”
You will not be able to repent and make right with God, the instant you have stepped into eternity. You fate, good or bad is eternally sealed at death or rapture. There will be no regret in repentance and there will be eternal regret for the lack of it.
The godly teacher is to teach, preach and proclaim of the immense danger for unrepentant sinners. The church today has taught so much on the love of God that the flock think they have nothing to fear. That is the very reason much of the church is so worldly.
The godly teacher is more than a teacher. He is the watchman, tuned into God first and the people second. He must be a vicious watchdog in the face of attacks.
The media call themselves the watchdogs of society. A number of CNN anchors are Muslims and homosexuals. How can they be the watchdogs for the true Christian? They don’t call anyone to godly repentance, not even themselves. They call the masses to hell.
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed is he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God.”
Psalm 10:13 “Why do the wicked renounce God? Because they have said in their hearts, ‘you will not require an account.’”
You will never escape from God! Believers would say, ‘that’s great we don’t want to!’ It is the unbeliever who must hide in the dark because he trusts in himself and loves sin.
Romans 2:4-5 “...The goodness of God leads to repentance, but in accordance with your hardness and impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourselves wrath in the day of wrath and the revelation of the righteous judgement of God.”
What is shocking about this verse below is that these people knew and recognised that their intense suffering under the wrath of God in the tribulation period, was coming from God. Yet they did not repent and in fact turned on God.
Revelation 16:9-11 “Men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory...They gnawed their tongues because of the pain and sores and did not repent of their deeds.”
Revelation 9:20-21 “The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons and idols of gold and silver, brass, stone and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. They did not repent of their murders or sorceries or their sexual immorality or thefts.”
You have to be as stupid as a media news anchor to refuse to repent, as it is revealed in these tribulation-period verses above!
Rome will not repent:
Do you know that the Roman Catholic church has a very close link to Babylon? Many of its practices, traditions and beliefs come right out of Babylon. We see great judgement coming upon the end-time “whore of Babylon” in the book of Revelation. (Revelation 17:1-18)
We see the wrath of God’s judgment upon her for her self-exaltation and all her evils. Most commentators including myself agree that “Babylon the great” is the end-time world and its world-religion led by Rome.
Rome: Greek: Strong’s G4516. “Rhome” Meaning: “Presumed strength.”
Rome is not in the Old Covenant, but the word in Hebrew means, “The one who exalts herself”.
By contrast our Lord calls us “the little flock, which are given the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)
According to the message to the church at Thyatira in the Revelation, which most commentators agree is the Catholic church, and other similar orthodox churches, will not repent. They together with the “lukewarm, spat out church of Laodecia, have a terrible future coming. Here it is:
Revelation 2:21-23 “I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds, and I will kill her children with death...”
The lukewarm church of Laodecia is also commanded to repent, but does not! (Revelation 3:19) The dead church of Sadis is commanded to repent. (Revelation 3:3) The loveless church of Ephesus is commanded to repent. (Revelation 2:5) The compromising church of Pergamos is commanded to repent. (Revelation 2:16)
Funny thing this: The world back then was awe struck and amazed at the magnificence of man-made Babylon. But it was a scummy, slimy hell-hole compared to the glory of the God-made New Jerusalem! The descriptions are mind boggling.
Compare the Vatican with the New Jerusalem! Wheeeewuuu! I better get off this now!
The fruit of repentance:
Genuine repentance brings instant forgiveness. This then produces “fruit of repentance.”
Repentance produces forgiveness, and correction in that area, which makes us right with God.
Acts 3:19 “Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
The fruits of repentance are many, most being obvious. Stability, assurance, confidence and strength to move forward without hindrance are primary. Freedom from guilt, liberty and increased faith are good fruits too. Perhaps the greatest fruit, if we could call it that, is holiness.
Repentance produces refreshing! Glorious, liberating refreshing!
Time is up!
The pressures are going to increase dramatically and suddenly. Supernatural forces of good and evil will intensify in their battle for you.
We have very little time left before great things break forth. People have very little time left to get their lives right with God.
Easy believeism is the curse of the modern western church. It is nothing but the seeking of ongoing comfort and pleasure. Many of them will go to hell because the church has given them a false hope.
Those who seek to be right with God now and who move in repentance now, will be forever thankful to the living God for leading this way.
Once you have tasted the deep things of holiness, which only repentance produces, you become a wonderfully strange and odd person, with no regrets.
I strongly recommend that those who are serious with our Lord have a serious repentance session with Him. Make it a special event, a milestone, a point of identification.
Repentance is the way to safety with God. It is the way to a life of joy and peace which rubs off on others. The real winners are the repentant ones.
Psalm 51:12-13 “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You.”
Repentance keeps holiness close. The lack of repentance is a great danger and horror.
I took the background picture of the side of an old rusted steam engine I found out in the wilds and inserted one of my warthog pictures for fun. I changed it blue and added some textures.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 431: August 21st 2018
The Rapture and the Tribulation:
In this edition I want to have a fresh look at the rapture, the state of the church, the soon coming tribulation period, wars in the Middle East and more.
I have a strong sense of something prophetic impending, approaching, looming!
It is imminent. It’s a lot more than something blowing in the wind, or the cards on the table, or even the writing on the wall! Satan’s antichrist is within spitting distance and the trumpet blast is near.
I must assure you that I will never give you speculation, presumption or manipulation as fact, to score points, as many do these days. That’s not my style.
In this edition I will consider some speculation and look at some facts. I will differentiate.
The prophesied wars which will take place just before the tribulation begins, or just into it are the wars of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38&39) The Syria / Damascus war (Isaiah 17) and the Psalm 83 war.
These wars all involve Israel.
I have discussed them in previous editions, but now I want to look briefly, at some interesting consistencies and facts between them.
There is no harm done to prophecy by inserting the modern place or country names. Likewise, there is no harm done when we insert modern weaponry.
These wars are monumental. They appear to be sudden and very quick, lasting a day or two. They will involve military forces on land, on sea and from the air. Have a look at these interesting verses:
●Zechariah 5:1-8 “I turned and raised my eyes, and saw a flying scroll...” (Flying scrolls here, is a reference to missiles - read it.) You can find more on this, under the heading “God’s secret nuclear weapon” In edition 301: HERE
●Ezekiel 38:9 “You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and your troops and many peoples (nations) with you.”
●Ezekiel 38:16 “You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am hallowed in you, O Gog before their eyes.”
●Isaiah 31:4-5 “As a lion roars, and a young lion a young lion over its prey, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor be disturbed by their noise, so the Lord of hosts (armies) will come down to fight for Mount Zion and its hill. Like birds flying about, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it. Passing over He will preserve it.”
●Habakkuk 1:6-8 “I am raising up the Chaldeans, a bitter and hasty nation which marches through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful; their judgement and their dignity proceed from themselves. Their horses are swifter than leopards, and fiercer than evening wolves. Their charges charge ahead; their cavalry comes from afar; they fly as the eagle that hastens to eat.”
The name “Chaldeans” above, originates from a number of words meaning: “Wandering, destructive, demons and robbers.” They were a people who settled in Babylon becoming synonymous with them. Babylon is one the types of the end-time world!
This verse above could be a reference to any, or all of the end-time world wars. The aerial and missile warfare places these wars in our day. There are some other verses in these passages that clearly say that they will be in the “latter days”.
Joseph is a type of Messiah. This is well accepted.
One of the most dramatic events in the Bible is found in the story of Joseph. Let’s consider some points of relevance:
Joseph was a Jew. He was married to a Gentile wife, which is a type of the church. Joseph therefore represents the relationship with God, to the Jews and the church.
His brothers, representing the Jews, had got rid of him long ago – or so they thought! They went off to Egypt to buy food for the coming seven-year famine, a type of the seven-year tribulation to come. They thought they were dealing with an Egyptian official of Pharaoh. They did not recognise that it was Joseph their brother, but he recognised them.
Joseph could not bear the separation any longer and decided to reveal his identity to his brothers.
And now the drama!
This event took place in Pharaoh’s courts. Joseph’s Gentile bride would have been there with many others. As the time of the revelation approached, Joseph first of all said to all who were with him: “make everyone go out from me. So no one was left with him, while Joseph revealed who he was to his brothers.” (Genesis 45:1)
Our Lord Himself, alone, reveals Himself to the Jews. The mostly Gentile church has gone!
During the great dramatic, reveal, Joseph forgave his brothers for rejecting him all those years ago.
Psalm 130:8 “He Himself will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.”
What a powerful type of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church this is!
We see many other types of the pre-tribulation rapture, revealed in Old Covenant events.
●Noah and his family went into the ark seven days before the rain and God shut the door.
Isaiah 26:20 “Come My people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation (tribulation) is past.”
●Lot and family were removed from Sodom before the destruction of God fell.
●The Gentile, Rahab who helped Joshua and the children of Israel on their journey to the Promised Land, was taken to safety outside the city of Jericho just before it was destroyed.
●The Hebrew feast of the Lord, Rosh Hashanah means: “new beginning.” This is the next of the seven feasts to be prophetically fulfilled. It would most certainly mark the new beginning of the next dispensation. They appear in order and are fulfilled in order.
If you reject dispensations, by the logic and consistency of interpretation you have to accept a post -tribulation rapture. You then have no answer for these verses describing dispensations:
Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 3:2, Hebrews 1:1, and Colossians 1:25. (All use G3622 – dispensation)
Bible dispensations begin, and end following on from each other immediately. There is no inter-dispensation time period like some erroneously teach.
One of the greatest pre-tribulation rapture proofs is the dispensational division and roles of the church and Israel.
●Moses took seventy elders up Mt. Sinai to meet with God. (Exodus 24:9-11) This relates to the start of the dispensation of the law, which began here on Sinai with the giving of the law in stone.
●Seventy disciples were chosen by our Lord to be sent out to evangelise. (Luke 10) This relates to the church dispensation which began on the day of Pentecost, with the law now transferred from stone to the heart of the believer.
● Seventy sevens of years (seventy times seven) are determined upon Jerusalem. (Daniel 9:24)
●Yeshua said to forgive seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21)
●Israel spent seventy years in captivity in Babylon, before freedom. (Jeremiah 29:10)
●The modern state of Israel is now seventy years old since its birth in one day. (Isaiah 66:8)
●Israel spends seven years cleaning up the destruction of the war of Gog and Magog. (Ezekiel 39:9) This ends with the great revealing of Messiah to the Jews in verse 29. The church is not seen in any of these events at all.
●The number seventy is the number of spiritual completion and also the number of judgement.
So what can we say about these things? The rapture of the church and the start of the tribulation are very near. We can’t be totally sure, but we can be sure it’s very close indeed! Is it this year, next month? Maybeeeee! If not we watch and wait.
The great escape:
Many post tribbers criticise us who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture as being escapists. If they knew their Bible well, they would know that it is them who will not escape!
Isaiah 47:11 (The end of Babylon – a type of the world) “Evil shall come upon you, you shall not know from where it arises, you will not be able to put it off (Lit=escape), and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
But to those who accept the pre-tribulation rapture, thank the Lord that you will escape:
Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial (tribulation period) which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell upon the earth.”
See also Luke 21:36.
If you had even the slightest understanding of the severity of the tribulation, you would be most thankful for the pre-tribulation rapture.
The character of the tribulation period:
The rapture of the church obviously ends the church dispensation and begins the next one which is called: ●time of Jacob’s trouble, ●the seventieth week (of years) of Daniel, ● the seven-year tribulation period of the Revelation. It is also called the ●wrath of God (last half).
The tribulation is also referred to as: ●The time of distress, ●the affliction, ●the indignation, ●the vindication of God, ●the time of lawlessness, ●the day of darkness, ●the hour of testing and more.
This completes the Old Covenant dispensation, paused during the church era.
The church dispensation is called the grace of God.
The character of the tribulation is revealed in hundreds of verses – all consistent. Here is a succinct view of this, the most severe time the world has ever seen or ever will see again. (Matthew 24:21)
Zephaniah 1:14-17 “The great day of the Lord is near. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter. It is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. It is a day of trumpet and alarm against the fortified cities and against the high towers. I will bring distress upon men, and they shall walk like blind men, because they sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like refuse.”
The tribulation begins as the church, which is also the restrainer is removed, the antichrist is revealed and huge changes take place in the manner in which God deals with man.
That does not mean God changes. It means that He changes His methods of operation only.
The church age centres on Gods work with the church. The church however is made up of born-again Jews and Gentiles. The tribulation period focuses on Israel and not the church. Large numbers of Gentiles will be saved in the tribulation period. They do not become part of the church. They are called “tribulation saints.”
The primary focus is on Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews, and their becoming God’s chief evangelists to the world in the tribulation.
Hosea 5:15 “I will return again to My place till they (Jews) acknowledge their offence. Then they will seek My face, in their affliction (tribulation) they will diligently seek Me.”
There will be a huge number of Jews saved suddenly right at the start of the tribulation, but millions will be saved right through it as well.
Enormous numbers of very stupid people, including leaders of nations and churches, inspired by Satan ill come against God’s work with the Israel:
Psalm 79:6-7 “Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not know You, and the kingdoms that do not call on Your name. For they have devoured Jacob (Israel) and lay waste his dwelling place.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
The purpose of the tribulation period:
●A purpose is forGod to bring judgement upon all sin by His wrath.
●A purpose is to cause the repentance and salvation of the Jews.
●A purpose is to bring repentance and salvation to masses of Gentiles.
●A purpose is to create a true nation under God –called the Millennium.
●A purpose is the setting up of everlasting righteousness.
In terms of the big picture, the entire tribulation period is the holiness of God at work. The judgement of God is an act of holiness and grace because of its end result – everlasting, universal righteousness.
Most of those left behind at the rapture, will be shocked beyond belief. As the tribulation upheavals begin they will be struck by fear. Bear in mind that fear rightly directed and with a correct response, can be a very positive thing causing repentance.
Mercy and forgiveness produces repentance, but when this is exhausted, the severe side comes in.
Many of these things will happen very quickly!
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones (terror-creating) shall be as chaff that passes away; yes it shall be in an instant, suddenly!”
Isaiah 66:8-10 “Who has heard of such a thing, who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day, or shall a nation (Israel) be born at once?
Zechariah 3:9 “Behold the stone I have laid before Joshua; upon the stone are seven eyes. I will engrave its inscription says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.”
Isaiah 10:17 “So the Light of Israel will be for a fire, and the Holy One for a flame. It will burn and devour His thorns and briers in one day.”
The wicked world:
The state of all nations is deteriorating fast. They will soon become great beasts – servants of Satan, to attack the truth of God’s word, His virtues and ways. Nations will become control-freaks.
A state, released from God’s influence, soon manifests a monster.
End-time man has become Satan’s greatest weapon of attack against God. Too many Christians are friends of the flaming world, and like a leper can’t feel the pain.
Today, people replace good with evil, light for dark, right for wrong and also ugliness for beauty. (Isaiah 5:20) This is even seen in music, where melody should be central, beat and rhythm secondary. That’s all reversed, creating ugly, terrible music. (And that’s coming from an ex-hippie!)
You must become state-less now. Obey the government up to the point where it violates God’s word directly. But even in your thinking, die to the state now. There are some strong, great Christians working in some state departments. They are its light. I know some – keep it up. (You too Ty)
It’s good to battle with and break our connection to the world, but we must get to a place where the battle is won and the world now lies as a desert of death before us.
Tragically, for the world, which rejects the fear of the Lord, it will soon get a crushing dose of the fear of the Lord – called the tribulation period and the wrath of God! The tribulation will produce the fear of God like never before.
People today have little fear of, or respect for the authorities and therefore no feelings of guilt. There is no more shame in sin anymore. The whole world has seared its conscience.
The world can scream the odds against Gods value system, and His holy virtues all they like. They will protest in the tribulation. They will scream against God’s wrath, but they will not stop it.
The provocation of the scriptures:
Our Lord was often provocative.
The Bible is called the gospel of offence.
We are in a world with no restraint (Hosea 4:1-2) and a Christian world of easy believism, in the face of an advancing, sin-rich church. This is because their sick leaders have surgically removed the “severity” and “hard sayings” of the gospel. (Romans 11:22, John 6:60)
In the face of fast spreading sickness, you need to step up the dosage, not water it down or remove it altogether.
Today too many Bible teachers accommodate acclimatisation to the spiritually bankrupt state of the world. They all, in their fallen wisdom, “compare themselves amongst themselves and are not wise.” Their lukewarm state slips to ice cold. (2 Corinthians 10:12, Revelation 3:16)
Imagine the stupidity of comparing yourself to things that are about to be hit by the wrath of God!
Both “goodness and severity” can be applied wrongly. One really needs to be led by the Spirit. The baseball bat is not a tool of the trade! And neither is the soft sofa.
My position is always to offend, attack and create disunity towards foundational doctrinal error. It is my aim to create unity within the truth and lovers of truth and to defend it. I am not referring to minor issues. It’s those entrenched in doctrines that violate the 6 foundational doctrines of Messiah that I’m at war with. (Hebrews 6:1-2)
Be careful of teachers trying to produce control and also those with a critical spirit always elevating themselves. The objective of correct instruction is to glorify God.
Be very careful of who you receive from in these days:
Jeremiah 5:13 “The prophets have become wind, for the word is not in them...”
God gives light, sight, blessing, mercy, cursing, blinding, darkness, and wrath.
Satan gives dark light, blinding, deceptive blessing, cursing and wrath.
You need the sword of God’s Spirit to divide between the two, and know the source.
The instinct and intuition of the Christian tend towards the things of God.
For deep inward strength, set you spiritual gaze silently inward, upward and outward.
Psalm 63:6-8 “I meditate on You in the night watches, because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You.”
I took these pictures in the wilds of Namaqualand during wild-flower season, which is starting up again now for this spring. It’s a wildly beautiful place with flower-power zebras too!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 430: August 14th 2018
The media, you and Israel:
The mass-media shouts a lot about the “occupied territories” in Israel. They don’t know that they themselves are true “occupied territory” – occupied by the devil himself! They are of their father, the “father of lies.”They are doing the will of their father – “the god of the world”.
Fake news, post truth, alternative facts, lies, and deception are the plagues of our day. Biblical truth has long since been “cast down in the street”. (Isaiah 59:14) So, we are now in a world of variables where anything can masquerade as truth.
In this edition, I’m not concerned with normal media coverage of news events and the like, neither am I referring to the media that is involved with neutral issues, like gardening.
Some occupations are pretty harmless, but others are heavily, spiritually super-charged, especially those that influence masses of people.
There is a biblical principle saying “teachers will incur a stricter judgement.” (James 3:1) We can apply that as a principle, to the mass-media as well.
Luke 20:46 “Beware of the scribes...They will receive greater condemnation.”
In redefining sin and biblically based law, the world and its voice, the media, think there are no consequences of their actions, but they have a terrible surprise coming!
Freedom of the press does not mean that they are free to dominate and control people with their brand of new state-owned and media-owned “truth.” Beware of state-owned “truth” and media-owned “truth.” It is a viper.
Freedom is not freedom if it allows freedom to be destroyed.
Jeremiah 6:10 “To whom shall I speak and give warning that they may hear? Indeed their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot give heed. Behold, the word of the Lord is a reproach to them, they have no delight in it.”
Whichever way you look at it, there is very little time left before the rapture and the start of the seven-year tribulation period. (Revelation 12:12)
This obviously means that Satan’s mouthpiece, the media, is already going into overdrive with the proliferation, propagation and perpetration of propaganda, disinformation and brainwashing.
The world media have set themselves up as the creators of a new morality, and its monitor.
Make no mistake the rage, fury and wrath of God will respond!
When the media does speak the truth, it is still a matter of whose truth? Can Satan speak the truth? No never. Even his best “truth” is slanted, biased and a deception with poison in it somewhere.
All the end-time events are beginning to consolidate and dovetail into a monumental, magnificent and terrible concerto. Believers now need to fortify the truth, and stand securely in it.
The mass-media are backed by the very same spiritual forces that worked behind the scenes of the media throughout history. In the Bible, the “scribes” were the journalists of the day.
“Scribes:” Strong’s, G1122 – “Grammateus”. Meanings: Recorder, writer.
If ever there was an occupation condemned in the scriptures it was the scribes. They were the mouthpiece of the devil. They always had close affiliations with illegitimate religion.
As an ex-media man, I have watched the media devolve into a deadly beast over time.
Matthew 23:13-27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in...Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful outwardly, but inside, are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”
Note the damage done by the scribes in the verses above.
Matthew 7:29 “He (Yeshua) taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
The spirits behind the media hate God and the things and ways of God. It’s really all coming to the surface in our day. The media today are the ultimate fallen-man pleasers!
Luke 22:2 “The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they fear the people.”
Matthew 27:41 (At the cross) “The chief priests, with the scribes mocked...”
Truth stands securely as a pillar. The church is the custodian and defender of truth (1 Timothy 3:15)
The primary work of the mass-media:
The word “antichrist” comes from a number of root words. The meaning is to “get rid of” and to “replace with.”
The most powerful example of the spirit of antichrist at work is seen in the western world today. With the help of the media, the nations have come against the word of God, specifically in relation to morality. They have replaced what they have come against, with their own godless value system.
Jeremiah 6:15-19 “Were they ashamed when they had committed abominations? No they were not at all ashamed; nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they fall among those who fall at the time I punish them, they shall be cast down, says the Lord...I also set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet! But they said, we will not listen...I will bring calamity on them, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words.”
Because the media have taken the place of God’s word, by rejecting it, they make sin “godly” by elevating it and giving it preference.
The media are masters of social engineering. They are designers of new thinking and a new sterile man, producing a new social equality around the values of Satan himself.
Satan comes in gradually by coming against truth and then replacing it. He then comes in officially, but camouflaged as truth to the blind and unsaved.
The media is the spearhead of the antichrist spirit. It is an image of the beast.
►The media will announce the arrival of a new one-world leader, the messiah of hell.
Peacocks in a bottle:
Talk about a message in a bottle!
Amazingly, the symbol for numerous media companies worldwide is a stylised peacock or peacock feather. This is a symbol of ancient Egypt, Babylon and Rome, all types of the world-system. It is also called the “all-seeing eye” because the feather looks like an eye.
But this symbol has powerful occult and pagan connections. It seems that this ‘symbol in a bottle’ keeps getting washed up on modern day shores!
The all-seeing eye originates from Egyptian devil worship. The Pharaohs often used a headdress of peacock feathers. The peacock was worshiped as a deity in these nations.
The peacock is a symbol of pride in many nations of antiquity and even some now.
One of the many legends is that the peacock will never go anywhere near gold, because it hates gold. Interestingly, gold is one of the biblical types of the deity of our Lord.
Israel and the mass-media:
There is a biblical law of blessing that comes upon nations, and people who bless Israel, and also curses that come upon those who curse Israel. If this is so, which it is, then the media are the champions of spreading cursing to the whole world.
Today Israel is under attack on many fronts especially relating to information emanating from the media, and it’s about to get far worse.
Many churches today, thankfully, are the stay of execution, because they stand with Israel.
►Israel, please know that many churches worldwide are standing with you, as closely as family.
Nehemiah 4:1 “So it happened, when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall (of Jerusalem) that he was furious and very indignant, and mocked the Jews.” (Sanballat was a leader of the empire that is today Iran. His name means: “The secret enemy.”)
Matthew 21:15 “When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David’, they (the scribes) were indignant.”
Note that the spirit of the scribes even today, is indignant at God’s work, and supports God’s enemies.
The command of God to the children of Israel was and is to “settle” in the Promised Land.
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. Strangers (Gentiles) will be joined to them and they will cling to the house of Jacob.”
Ezekiel 34:11-13 “Thus says the Lord God: Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out...I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the places (Lit= settlements) of the country.”
We, as believers who stand for God’s word on Israel have a secondary very important role. Our stand is God’s media-message to the world! Don’t underestimate your job.
We are the modern media messengers of God’s truth, word and ways. We are messengers of the coming peace of Jerusalem, and the opening of the eyes of the Jews to their Messiah, and the good news of the lifting veil. We are messengers of the cross, messengers of judgement upon the world, messengers of grace, mercy and the love of God. We are messengers to the prodigals – come home now! We are messengers of condemnation to the churches of replacement theology. We are messengers to the world and the media that the land of Israel will soon be 100 times its size!
Pregnancies of note:
●Genesis 16:11-12 “Behold you are pregnant with child, and you shall bear a son. You shall call him Ishmael. (Father of the Arabs) He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man...”
● Genesis 17:18-21 “Abraham said to God, ‘O that Ishmael might live before You!’ Then God: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his descendant after him.”
The media supports Ishmael (Arabs, Palestinians, Islam) and comes against Isaac (Jews with eternal covenant). Isn’t that interesting?
●The world is pregnant with the antichrist, who comes like a roaring lion. The media is the midwife!
●Israel is pregnant with a Lion – the Lion of the tribe of Judah. (Jews) Suddenly they will see their child – a Lamb and Lion, their Messiah, our Messiah!
The Jews and their newly found Child – Messiah, will bring salvation to the world in their new found holiness. The media and their new found child – the antichrist, brings slavery to sin, and hell.
The Jews, in their repentance will soon see with new sight, their Messiah, as God lifts the veil.
The media, in their pride and blindness will see their great leader, a messiah of madness, but won’t see Satan himself behind the veil.
We are the days of lifting and falling veils! Don’t mess with these things!
Lions of note:
●The Bible speaks of Satan going around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8) I think you could also include the media with Satan right here!
The above lion scatters and destroys.
●Hosea 11:10 “They (Israel) shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”
The above lion is of God, and He gathers. This is the Lion of the Jews and He destroys the counterfeit lion, Satan and his loud voice the media.
I have personally witnessed lions in the wilds, spring a loud, dusty, terrifying, surprise attack on the unsuspecting. I have witnessed many lion kills. The point is that it’s not very clever to mess with a lion, especially if that Lion is God!
The pen, the sword and the trumpet:
Major constituents of our lives as believers are the pen, the sword and the trumpet.
●The pen must inscribe God’s word on our hearts and in our minds - The prophetic word too. God uses beautiful, calligraphy and handwriting upon the walls of our hearts and not a scrawly, scribe-like scribble. You are a master-manuscript of poetic magnificence. You are not fake-news!
●The blade of God’s two edged sword in our mouths is a superior weapon and an instrument cutting and dividing between truth and error. It springs attacks on devils and demons like a severe switchblade. It surgically cuts into sin like a sharp scalpel. God’s sword gives us the cutting edge!
●God’s trumpet in our lives is a shiny shofar calling an ingathering. It is a warning of attack on the enemy, of announcement of victory. It is a pure, thrilling shrill - a sign and a signal.
God’s presumptuous editors:
The media are more dangerous than you can imagine at this time in world history. Be warned!
Sin is the greatest abuser of man ever. It is your great enemy, yet the world and its media-mouth, want you to love it and accept it! They promote it, and legislate for it, and against opposition to it. They are the gods of sin, of censorship of God, and creators of apartheid from God.
The media are on a throne of pride like a Pharaoh or a Caesar, wearing a crown of peacock feathers.
You have to be the bravest person in the world or the dumbest thick-head ever, to set yourself up as God’s editor-in-chief and His judge, especially when you’re not even saved in the first place!
When you change God’s word you are cursed! No one in their right mind would curse themselves with an irrevocable curse leading to their own great failure on many fronts, yet they do just that.
The media are masters of manipulation, because their boss is. One of their methods to be aware of is selective editing. They are just as guilty for what they don’t say and leave out, as for what they do say. You can paint a picture this way.
It’s also good to bear in mind that the media can’t see truth even if they wanted to. This is conveyed so succinctly in these verses below and many others like it:
John 14:17 “The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
Matthew 13:11 “It has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.”
As a Christian, what you see and read must go through your eyes to the filter of the word of God in your heart to be accepted, cleansed or rejected.
An absolute classic I saw recently was a comment by a CNN anchor arguing about the occupied territories with an Israeli politician. She said, “Well this is what the world has decided and wants!”
Today we are surrounded by the evil of the world and its ungodly media mouth.
Habakkuk 1:4 “There is strife and contention, therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth, for the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.”
Today, many churches, mostly counterfeit churches, have aligned themselves with the world’s media. They are a conscience sin-soother, backsliden in heart.
Spiritual conscientious objectors are objects of discouragement, as are those that object to us who take a stand for Israel in these days.
Numbers 32:6-7 “Moses said to the children of Gad and Rueben: “Shall your brethren go to war while you sit here? Now why will you discourage the hearts of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the Lord has given them?”
Psalm 64:2-3 “Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked, from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity, who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows – bitter words.”
Genie in a bottle:
You can’t put the Genie back in the bottle once released, says the legend.
The media has opened the lid and let the evil out like spreading smoke. Like an invisible Trojan, sin has wafted into the cities like a stink bomb.
The media is engaged in the equal distribution of slavery to sin. The media is enlightened by deep darkness and is inflicting it on the masses.
The goal of the media is to corrupt and conquer by gradual, creeping acclimatising to their godless standards and ways.
Malachi 2:17 “You have wearied the Lord with your words; you say, in what way? In that you say, everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delights in them.”
Media friends of God:
Isaiah 43:10-12 “You are My witnesses (media) says the Lord, and My servant whom You have chosen. And there was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses...”
There are some in the media today who are friends of God and fly His banner!
Isaiah 11:12-13 “He will set up a banner for the nation, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth...and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off.”
Many churches and their people today are sending a clear message to the world, that they are not for sale and neither is their relationship and friendship with the living God.
Solid believers and godly media speak the truth boldly, but doubters and the uniformed confer, negotiate and capitulate to the best sounding idiot.
We are not God’s PR agents, making Christianity acceptable to the masses. We are the light of the world, not a mirror of society!
Yeshua is His own “media.” “It is written,” He said. Not, “Let’s have a discussion.” But you need special ears to hear and see His word. “Those who have ears let him hear what the Spirit says.”
As living media, always bear in mind that our message is written in the scarlet blood of the Lamb.
We must keep, protect and contend for pure doctrine especially in these days of blurred truth, sin filled, intellectual garbage, posing as truth, perpetrated by enemies of the cross of Messiah.
Negotiation and democratic discussion never defeats sin or produces holiness. When you mix dark and light you get a messy, foggy, boggy, blurry, hazy, hell-filled “truth.” God is nowhere near it!
John 16:13 “When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will lead you into all truth!”
I took the background picture in a forest of giant sycamore trees at Ndumu in KwaZulu / Natal, and the elephants at Etosha.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 429: August 7th 2018
E=MC² and more.
This edition is about the great breaking. It’s about the great atomic explosion and its meanings. It relates to the smallest atom, to the human being, to the rapture, to the destruction of the world and of the heavens and everything in between. It’s about what’s coming soon.
Humans are made out of atoms. - WRONG!
Humans are made partially out of atoms. But we are made primarily out of eternally existing, invisible spirit! You are wall to wall spirit with a few atoms and goodies thrown in. Don’t believe the lying media when they say that all you are is a piece of meat on some bones!
Very soon, God, the great atom smasher, will destroy our atoms with an atomic explosion releasing great power that will transform our bodies instantly into a very odd, strange mix of new, incorruptible physical form, which will have supernatural, spiritual qualities and dimensions that will put all science fiction to shame!
If anyone wants to award me a new “You’re mad” badge, thanks, I have many!
Modern man has discovered the great power residing in the tiny atom. But, true to form, his best is Hiroshima, deadly ICBM’s and nuclear submarines!
The power of E=MC²:
Within the heart of an atom (matter) is great energy. This energy is released when the atom is smashed at the speed of light, under certain conditions.
We see this in Einstein’s famous formula: E=MC² In which “E”= energy, “M”= matter and “C²= light squared (or the speed of.) Contained within every atom is a nucleus a proton and an electron. All held together by a powerful, invisible, electrical force.
But to get that power out of an atom it must be smashed and broken. Then the immense power is released and is available to be tapped.
If physical E=MC² is the release of energy contained in an atom by smashing it, then spiritual E=MC² must be the release of tremendous spiritual power in the believer’s life through the brokenness of the cross of Calvary, which produces resurrection power.
Now let’s look at some world meanings:
●Death: Strong’s G2288, “Thanetos”. Meaning: The separation of soul from body, through a force of power.
●Power: Strong’s G1411, “Dynamis.” Meanings: Miracle power, explosive power like dynamite.
Do you see it? In these two word meanings, above, we see the great breaking and the release of spiritual power.
If we could compare the entire universe to an atom, we see the same thing again: At the great eternal judgement, as our Lord re-creates the universe, when we go into the eternity of eternities, the entire universe will be broken, and a new universe with new worlds comes about.
Every trace of every spot where Satan had once been will be renovated and made new.
The grand purpose of E=MC² is the destruction of matter, producing energy.
The grand purpose of spiritual E=MC² is the destruction of sin, Satan and creation of newness of life.
Life is in the blood (and power!)
Now, let’s look into the heart of blood itself in the Bible. We will see an incredible message:
●Blood: Strong’s H1818, “Dam,” Meaning: “Essence of life.” It is made up of two root words:
1) Root word H119, “Adam,” Meaning: “Red, blood.”
2) Root word H1826 “Damam,” Meanings: “Cut-off, silent, cease, quieted.”
Here is something incredible indeed:
●“Dam-ah” (Strong’s H1819) Meanings: To be like, to be equal, or to resemble.
We can then presume from these word meanings that the blood of fallen, unredeemed Adam creates his “cut-off” status, while “Dam-ah” relates to saved man, being like God.
So, it is Adam or Dam-ah – Unsaved and saved!
When the Hebrew letter “Heh” is added to a name it means that God-breathed life is now in it. For example: Abram's name changed to Abraham after God’s covenant promises to him.
Adam was a different sort of being before he sinned. It was sin that cut him off and got him cursed. We see this, incredibly, in the meanings of the word “blood”, above.
Blood carries oxygen in it to every cell, but born-again blood carries oxygen, recreated spirit, and incorruptible, eternal life in it.
Leviticus 17:11 “The life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement for your soul.”
The miraculous blood of our Lord is seen in a wonderful and humbling verse. We are told that the blood of the Lamb washes our robes (lives) white. (Revelation 7:14)
It is the unredeemed blood of Adam that “washes” us red with sin! It is the redeemed blood of Adam (Dam-ah) that gives us salvation, through our Lord.
Here is the sad state of those born of the unredeemed blood of Adam, and remain unsaved. They are the living dead:
James 2:26 “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.”
And again, the glorious contrast in the verse below:
1 Corinthians 15:22 “As in Adam all die, even so, in Messiah all shall be made alive.”
Adam’s blood can’t forgive sin. Our Lord’s blood was free from sin. It was like Adam’s blood before he fell. Like our Lord, Adam was not born of a woman, but of supernatural creation by God. This is why his blood was different before he fell.
In the new Garden of Eden there will be no fallen Adam, and no Satan and no curse.
In communion we drink the Lord’s "blood", - symbolic of its pure miraculous, saving, eternal life giving ability, unlike the blood of bulls and goats which is drank at ceremonies of pagans.
The most contagious disease ever known in the universe is sin. Only our Lord never caught the disease! Only He can cure it safely. He does it in a remarkable way: He kills you dead on His cross and then gives you new life.
You can do well as a child of Adam with his unredeemed blood in you, many do. But it will all be blown up by God one of these fine days!
Spiritual E=MC² releases the Spirit of God and gives us new, clean, pure, sin-free blood, if only by our position in Messiah now, ahead of the rapture, when it all becomes a glorious reality in every way.
Living with the fallen blood of Adam in you, leaves you under the dominion of the law of sin. It is a law, just like gravity – even its good is under the law of sin. You need a higher, new, explosive law to overthrow it, the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah.
This new law releases the Spirit of God in the human spirit of those born-again of God.
“I have been crucified with Him” says the Bible. I’ve got news for you! If you have been crucified with Him, you have also been raised with Him and you are now truly born-free!
John 3:3 “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
I walked away from my own funeral:
After I died and was buried, back in the 70s, I suddenly arose and walked away from my own burial, with guests standing around looking on. Have you been to own funeral yet? – You need to. Of course I’m talking about water baptism and the powerful symbolism and testimony contained within it.
The word “baptismo” means to fully immerse like you would do with a coffin. It is not “sprinkling!”
After our Lord’s baptism the Holy Spirit descended and remained on Him. The Spirit of God alights on, and remains on holiness!
The entire earth had its baptism in water in the days of Noah. Death killed the sin of the world. The peace dove returned after the judgement. But sin returned and now judgement is coming again, this time by supernatural fire.
Be aware that Satan is the god of peace too. But his peace is full of sin and evil and unredeemed blood. Our God is the God of true, deep peace and righteous judgement, and war on all sin.
After the whole world goes into the brokenness of its soon coming judgement and destruction, out of that comes a new, pure, sanctified, world – the Millennium, which will be glorious.
We see the same principle of death producing life in many things. Fruit is fully contained in “embryo” form, within the seed. It goes into the ground, dies and then only do we see and taste the good fruit. The fruit bears no resemblance to the seed. It is totally different, yet related by birth.
And modern man thinks he’s okay in his own strength? Crazy, I say!
The rapture is the ultimate spiritual E=MC².
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 “Behold, I tell you mystery; we shall not all sleep (die) but we shall be changed – in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, (for church age) for the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
This is amazing! Now let’s look at the incredible meaning of the word “moment” above:
●“Moment” Strong’s G823, - “Atomos.” Meaning: The smallest division of time possible, or an ‘atom’ of time. This word is derived from G5114 – “Tomos.” Meaning: Sharp, single instant stroke or blow.
It's the only occurrence of this word in the Bible, and there will only be one atomic rapture!
The end of the end-times will see the world go - atomic bang (E=MC²) But before it does, true Christians will go - atomic bang (E=MC²)! The former will be destructive and the latter constructive. The former will be from atomic bombs and warfare, the latter will be the rapture!
The dead in Messiah will be raised to glorious new life at rapture too.
Hosea 13:14 “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O death, I will be your plagues! O grave, I will be your destruction.”
“O death where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)
Habakkuk 3:3-4 “His glory covered the heavens and the earth was full of His praise. His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, and there His power was hidden.”
Our Lord will soon descend to cloud level, hold out His miraculous, supernatural, cross-marred hands, now full of incredible power and say:
“Come up here!” (Revelation 4:1)
1 Corinthians 6:14 “God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.”
The world and its media-mouth, uses intellect and reason to further its cause, as if that is a god. They think, like the Babylonians that they are building a life-tower to God! But it’s all rotten to the core – born of cursed dust, fallen blood, sweat and tears of useless grief – all destined for hell.
The bricks of Babel, made with mud, mixed with sin-sick blood, tried to reach God in the clouds. Actually, they tried to be a god! Contrast all of that with the real deal, true, miraculous rapture of believers cleansed by spiritual E=MC²!
Our truth is alive, full of light, and full of spiritual power, building for eternity.
All of creation (natural) is awaiting the manifestation of the sons of God. (Romans 8:19-21) Note that the expectation of creation is not anything the unsaved can do, or have done with all their environmentalism and “save the world” efforts.
All creation is awaiting us at the rapture and beyond, because that is when nature will be born free.
The great, mysterious power of the cross of Calvary, working in us, gives us power to die to self and the world, power to become the children of God, power to live, power to heal, power over the enemy, the power of wisdom, and much, more.
Our Lord will soon fly out of heaven to meet us in the air. We will then return with Him to Jerusalem seven years later, all riding on mysterious, flying, supernatural white horses. But before all of this, our Lord rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The donkey comes before the miraculous white horse.
This is a type of the cross coming before supernatural resurrection. So, for now, we too ride our donkeys waiting for the atomic explosion that will rock will the world and leave donkeys in the dust.
We can still live our donkey-lives now in victory, if we apprehend and apply the biblical principles contained in us by promise and by our position in Messiah. If not, we will stagger through the world like an exhausted donkey about to die.
Living under the power of this evil age produces stress and anxiety. That’s because the primary source of sustenance is the cursed dust of the ground in Adam’s unredeemed blood.
Today, many have no hope. They are bound to a donkey. They have no sight of eternal glory. They are feeding of cursed ground resulting in stress, anxiety, disquiet and misery.
So many people around the world speak of a sense of foreboding, of impending doom but they don’t know why, or what to do about it.
I’ve put the following verses together from Psalm 102, including only the main points. This pre-figures the Holocaust, but also the personal psychological stress of people falling apart at the seams.
Psalm 102:3-11 “My days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned. My heart is stricken like withered grass. My bones cling to my skin. I lie awake like a bird alone. My enemies reproach me all day long. Those who deride me, swear an oath against me. I have eaten ashes for bread and mixed my drink with tears. Your indignation and wrath have cast me away. My days are like a shadow that lengthens, and I wither away like grass...”
The answer is death and new-birth - death to self, the world and the demonic, and then new thinking, new acting and newness of life. As things grow darker for the world the light will grow bright. Where sin abounds, grace does much more abound.” (Romans 5:20)
Many have a superficial idea that Christianity is designed to make them a better person. It is not. Any religion can do that, and they do! It’s designed to kill you, raising you up a new type of person!
The rapture of the church is an instant stroke of atomic destruction of our present material creation, leaving behind the flesh nature, the world-system and the demonic.
When you taste of the age to come, you quickly lose your taste for this world, and rightly so. Let me tell you that it is impossible to love the world and remain fully faithful to the Lord.
Here we have no continuing city. Man can continue to build as many Babel’s of betterment as he likes, but thank God for the soon coming New Jerusalem which continues forever.
You don’t compromise with the power of a cross! The compromiser has no cross. He is an enemy of the cross. (Philippians 3:18)
I took these pictures in the spectacular Makgadikgadi Desert. It is the largest salt pan in the world, surrounded by incredible wildlife and wilderness. This is Kubu Island.
If you would like to see some more pictures of this weird landscape, click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 428: July 31st 2018
World Peace – Nay or Yay?
Yay, world peace is coming! Yay – let’s celebrate and cheer!
Nay, it’s not coming to this world. It’s coming to another world! It will come in on the wings of destruction and judgement of this world, and the instillation of a glorious new world, holy and righteous – forever! - Yay!
World peace the world’s way ends in pieces. “God will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed... It shall break in pieces the world’s kingdoms.” (Daniel 2:44)
Revelation 6:4 “...It was granted to the one who sat on the fiery red horse, to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given him a great sword.”
World peace, God’s way, is coming soon. (Psalm72:11) Peace comes in your own life in much the same way. It is peace by righteousness!
So, in terms of our prayer lives, who or what should we pray for, and how should we pray?
John 17:9 “I (Yeshua) pray for them. I do not pray for the world, but for those whom you have given Me, for they are yours.”
What is end-time Babylon?
Before we go any further, I must just quickly spell this out, because of all the confusion around it, and the importance of the correct identification of end-time Babylon.
It is not the original city in present day Iraq, which some claim is to be rebuilt. If you read all the biblical references, you will see it’s absolutely impossible. And no it has not been rebuilt – look it up.
End-time Babylon can only be the entire end-time world system, with its religions. There is no other explanation, or way of fitting in the hundreds of relevant verses.
When Babylon was destroyed, the Bible says it would never rise again – forever. That is a literal statement, but it also has profound prophetic meaning in that end-time Babylon – the world-system, will never ever rise again after its soon coming judgement and destruction.
Jeremiah50:39-41 “It (Babylon) shall be inhabited no more, forever nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and their neighbouring cities, no one shall dwell in it.”
World destruction and world peace in amazing name meanings:
Some types of the end-time world-system are: Babylon, Egypt, Rome, Nineveh, Sodom & Gomorrah, Lot, the days of Noah, and a few more. Nebuchadnezzar was king of Babylon at the time of the captivity of the Jews, and Moses was God’s man at the time of the Exodus from Egypt, headed by Pharaoh - Ramesses 11.
●Babylon / Babel: Strong’s H894. Meanings: Confusion by mixing together. But the origin of the word “Babel” in the original cuneiform Semitic language: “The gateway or bridge to God.”
●The king of Babylon was Nebuchadnezzar. Interestingly this name means: Tears and groans of judgement! The realking of Babylon is Satan – the god of this world.
●The word, “Pharaoh” means “great house.” The Pharaoh of Egypt during the time of the Exodus was Ramesses 11. This name means “Begotten by the sun!” or “born of Ra (sun).” This is total counterfeit of being born of the Son of God!
●The meaning of the name, “Moses” is “to draw out” or “rescue from.” The name is obviously symbolic of his own being drawn out of the Nile River as a kid, but has the same meaning for the later life of Moses as he drew out and rescued the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage.
●The meaning of the name, “Lot” is “hidden behind a covering veil.” This name means that we as believers are hidden in God from the reaches of terrible evil and judgement. It also means that the Jews will have the veil of blindness upon them removed, as the end-time judgements fall!
●The meaning of the name Noah is “rest,” (Strong’s, H5146, or Greek, G3575)
●The ark came to rest on Mount Ararat (Strong’s H0780) meaning: The curse is reversed and holy ground.
►Here is the grand summary:
The world today is a “mixture” of truth and error, right and wrong with no absolutes. The nations of the world are trying to build a new world of peace, a “bridge to God” without God. (Babylon)The leaders of the world will soon “shed tears and groan as judgment falls”. (Nebuchadnezzar) They will sit like gods in “great houses” (Pharaoh) enlightened by the false gods of the sun. (Ramesses) At this time God will “draw out” (Moses) His people, the Jews from the nations and rescue them with soon coming salvation and rest. (Noah) As judgement falls on the whole world, the spiritual veil of blindness upon the Jews lifts and they see their Messiah – our Messiah! (Lot)This will all lead to the Millennium and the resting of the earth as the great curse of Adam is reversed. (Ararat)
The peace of Babylon:
Today, many want world peace. Many churches and Christians pray for world peace. They are wasting their time! They are praying for the peace of Babylon. Here’s the surprise:
Jeremiah 29:7 “Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, (Babylon), and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace, you will have peace.”
It would have been a very hard thing for Jews to pray for the peace of Babylon, because of all the evil upon the Jews in Babylon. But here is the key: They were to pray for the peace of Babylon so that its peace would rub off on them while they were in captivity there. It was for their own temporary “shalom” and well being.
The same biblical principle applies to the entire worldwide Diaspora (scattering) (By the way, that’s the exact opposite of what Islam does in nations where it is now found.
Likewise, as Christians we are to pray for kings and all in authority that we might live in peace. (1Timothy 2:2) We are exiles in this world, but peace in a nation is for our benefit and the unrestricted spread of the gospel.
It’s not about making the world a better place of peace. That won’t happen. It is about God’s interest in His own blood-bought children.
Note what happened to Babylon after the Jewish captivity. It was destroyed! It occurred when the Jews left Egypt. The same is occurring right now as Jews leave Europe! The same destruction will come upon the world suddenly, at the rapture (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Beware when God’s exiles leave! Beware when the exiles leave Babylon! Beware when the exiles leave the world at the rapture. Then all hell breaks loose.
Don’t waste your breath praying for world peace! You are praying for the world of man without the God of truth and the cross of Calvary. If that were to come – you would be screwed by the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth! (Revelation 17:1)
Revelation 18:10 “...Alas, alas, that great city Babylon - the mighty city! For in one hour your judgement has come.”
The world’s soon coming demise is inevitable. Concern yourself with that which fills heaven and glorifies God. The smoke of Babylon’s burning will glorify God.
The peace of Jerusalem:
Interestingly, the Bible says we are to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6) But will peace come to Jerusalem? No sir, it won’t! So why pray for something that the Bible says won’t happen.
Jerusalem will soon be surrounded by many world armies, all out for her destruction. (Zechariah 12:2-3) This takes place at the end of the tribulation period.
But peace will come to Jerusalem under the Prince of Peace at the Second Coming. That is also when peace will come to the world. So, in effect, world peace comes as Jerusalem lands up in peace!
You can’t have world peace without peace in Jerusalem under the Prince of peace!
So, the peace of Babylon (world) is coming soon as it is destroyed, and a new world order – the Millennium is created by our Lord. The Millennium arises out of the fiery ashes and smoke of the world’s destruction. Goodbye Babylon!
The peace of Jerusalem will be a glorious partner for the peace of the new world – under the rule and reign of our Lord and you and me! What a slap in the face for the mass-media that will be!
With this little exposition above, I hope this may direct your prayer accurately in these matters.
The glorious New Jerusalem:
Upon the destruction of end-time Babylon, arises a new world, and a new magnificent city.
There is a fair amount still unknown about this incredible, miraculous, marvellous, wonderful, enormous city. But there is enough to blow your mind, and your socks off!
It is exclusively for believers... “Right of admission reserved”! It will have no slimy scribes!
The New Jerusalem is referred to as, ●the Tabernacle of God, ●the Holy City, ●the City of God, ●the Celestial City, ●the Heavenly Jerusalem, ●the Foursquare City. ●It will be the place “where righteousness dwells.” ●It will be fantastic in beauty, value, perfection dazzling in all ways. ●It will be lit by the glory of God, ●made of and filled with gold, silver, and jewels of great value. ●It will be a place of unimaginable blessing fully manifest. ●It will be full of incredible animals, birds, plants and spectacular angels and angelic beings. There is much, much more.
Babylon was a great city. But a heap of dung compared to the New Jerusalem. Babylon, like all man-made attempts at peace failed miserably because of it inherent, inborn, ingrained, genetic sin, wickedness and evil. It was man’s best effort. It was the world’s best effort – all cursed, doomed and then destroyed for its wickedness and godlessness.
One of the purposes of the tribulation period is to bring an end to all transgression and to bring in everlasting righteousness. (Daniel 9:24) Universal peace will result.
Hebrews 11:10 “By faith Abraham waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace, there will be no end...”
In the Millennium, our Lord will remove the curse on nature itself and create a new covenant for the whole of natural creation! How wonderful!
Hosea 2:18-19 “In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, with the birds of the air and with the creeping things on the ground...I will betroth you to Me forever...”
I talk a lot about humility, the cross, brokenness and the like – all necessary now. But we must not forget that God Himself will exalt us appropriately in His time.
Daniel 7:18, 22, 27 “The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever...The time came for the saint to possess the kingdom...Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole of heaven shall be given to the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall obey and serve Him.”
Unspeakable great blessings are to be realised in the kingdom under the rule of Messiah with a mighty display of supernatural power, beyond anything imaginable, or within understanding of mortal man.
There will be pure glory, peace, rest, comfort, health, full knowledge of all things, the essence of wisdom, no more curse, sickness, war, oppression, injustice, violence or any such thing.
In the Millennium there be one pure, universal language and not before, as some sects teach. Zephaniah 3:8-9 “I will pour out My indignation and all My fierce anger and all the earth shall be devoured (tribulation)...For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language...”
The trumpet confirmed:
I rarely share this sort of thing, because of all the lying frauds out there, so I treat these things with suspicion. I’m generally not given to fancy visions and the like, but I most certainly don’t rule them out altogether. This is appropriate now.
A few months ago, I was awakened from my sleep at about 2am with a startling, loud, pure trumpet blast. I sat up suddenly, but there was no one around, and no identifiable source of the sound. It was not a dream, it was too vivid. I did share it with a few friends, but as the days went on, I shelved it.
A few days ago I was studying my Bible and came across this verse:
Jeremiah 6:1 “Gather yourselves to flee from the midst of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa and set up a signal fire in Beth Haccerem. For disaster appears out of the north and great destruction.”
“Tekoa” is a small town just south of Jerusalem. But the word itself means “The trumpet is confirmed.”
On discovering that, I almost fell on my head! Instantly I knew what it meant for me. – WW111 is on the horizon!
I’m not setting a date, but I do believe that we are on the doorstep of great dramas – and they will break suddenly! I will share much more on this very soon – you will be startled!
God is building and restoring Israel. As He builds with His builders, there is a supernatural wall around His work.
Nehemiah 4:18 “Every one of the builders (of the wall of Jerusalem) had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me.”
What an amazing verse (above) Building with a sword at your side and a sounding trumpet!
We work with God’s fiery, two-edged sword at our side, as our guard, and His watchmen’s trumpet, raising our attention.
Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not My word like a fire? Says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”
How does world peace come?
The only hope for fast falling humanity and suffering environment is the judgement of God, destruction of evil and a new peaceful world of glory. The climax of evil is irreversible and the total destruction of sin is inevitable.
There are only two ways for world peace. One is through the peace of Babylon and the other through the peace of Jerusalem. The former excludes the cross of Calvary!
The peace of Jerusalem occurs when the Jews have recognised their Messiah - the crucified, risen Prince of peace - Yeshua HaMaschiach the anointed One.
To achieve the peace of Babylon (world), you must get rid of the cross and you must give Jerusalem to Islam and the world.
►I hope you see why Bible prophecy, the salvation of the Jews, Jewish Jerusalem, true Christians, and the cross of Calvary are all a detested anathema to the world and its god.
The world’s anti-Semites, and the church’s replacement theologians, are working hard for the peace of Babylon. But do they have a big, nasty surprise coming, or what!
World peace is coming by world war. We all want peace rather than war, but for any sort of enduring peace you must get rid of Satan and those whom he has infiltrated. That’s how it works.
Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks (tribulation period) are determined for your people (Jews) and your holy city (Jerusalem) to finish transgression, to make an end of sin...to bring in everlasting righteousness.”
Because mankind is a spiritual being, world religions play a part in everyone’s life, even the atheist. To create world peace, you must create world unity. All world religions would have to become one or fall under one leader. All religions without the cross can quite easily be brought together as one.
All their paths lead to god – Satan!
Almost all wars throughout history have been fought over land or religion.
Islam wants world peace, but through world Islamic domination and control. Interestingly, it is Satan who comes to kill, steal, destroy and lie. These are the tenets of Islam.
If you could have world peace, you must have a world boss! Who would that be?
The end purpose of world peace is to dominate and control the world and put down all resistance. The end purpose is for the world boss to receive worship. That is the ultimate goal of Satan!
You can’t have world peace with Israel being part of it, because God has His own unique plan for Israel and the salvation of the world through them after the veil has lifted.
2 Samuel 7:23 “Who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name and to do for you great and awesome deeds for your land – before Your people whom you redeemed for Yourself from Egypt and from the nations and their gods.”
Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is in fact praying for the destruction of the world in the tribulation, because that is when peace comes to Jerusalem.
You will pay:
Everyone pays for sin! The unbeliever pays an unimaginably terrible price at the Great White Throne. Christians pay for sin through loss of reward at the judgement seat of Messiah.
You can choose your coming payment method! Be careful now – choose wisely! You can choose the payment our Lord made for your sins at Calvary, freely given to you by supernatural transfer. This payment transaction is completed at the judgement seat of Messiah, where rewards are distributed. Or you can choose the wrath of God as payment for sin and its accompanying Great White Throne judgement, with its “reward of hell.”
If you don’t choose, you have chosen – the wrong one!
“Don’t cry for me Argentina. The truth is I never left you.” Do cry for Babylon and thank God that you have left her!
Jeremiah 51:54-55 “The sound of a cry comes from Babylon and great destruction from the land, because the Lord is plundering Babylon and silencing her loud voice...”
Note well that the “loud voice” of Babylon, which can only be the mass-media of today, will soon be silenced in its destruction by our Lord. How great thou art, O Lord!
Pray for people in the world to see the world and leave it fast on the new-birth train. Be thankful and grateful for the grace you have and pray that your faith will stand securely in His glorious love.
I took the picture of the massive 3000yr old baobab tree in the Limpopo Province. It is no more. One night recently, it split down the middle fell over and died. It’s now in baobab heaven!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!