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Edition 327: August 31st 2016
The media and the end times:
The media and the end times:
The battle is intensifying. It’s a battle for the minds, souls and hearts of the masses. Satan knows his time is short (Revelation 12:12). Satan does not want people to know of his existence and operation. As believers, you have authority over his devices. The great tragedy is that many people will be defeated by a defeated foe!
Our Lord warned five times in the discourse on the Mount of Olives against arising end-time deception. It is one of the major signs of the times.
My friends, all the prophesied end-time events will not just suddenly happen in the tribulation. They are starting up now. We are and will see waves of labour pains, and a world getting worse, not better.
The mass-media have a major role to play, much more important than most people can even imagine.
There was a time not too long ago, when the media was a lot less dangerous than they are today. So what happened? It was when Clarke Gable said “damn” in Gone with the wind. It was when the media led by their god, Satan, removed the truth of the Bible and its virtues from society.
This led to the gradual frog in the hot- water syndrome, and the removal of biblical virtues, values and morality.
The media elevated themselves to the position of god of truth. But they had no idea what they were doing.
The god of the world is the god of misinformation, error, lies and deception – in the name of truth!
Who and what is the mass-media?
In this edition, I’m using the definition in a wider sense. It’s basically any source of regular information. It is that which the masses see, watch, hear and receive from. It also includes the world of entertainment, movies, TV, social media, advertising and all information channels outside of the gospel.
The mass-media is a well organised pyramid-type structure. At the bottom are the reporters, the news anchors and presenters. They are subservient to the media-management and bosses, where policy is set and made. They in turn are normally also in submission to market-listed conglomerates.
All of them, in blind ignorance, are in direct submission to their big all-powerful boss, Satan himself and his host of principalities, powers and demons.
Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), but he is also the world power. (komokratos). He is also the “hoopokrite” – the original hypocrite masquerading behind good and evil masks.
If you reject the ways of God, a spiritual replacement takes place. Instead of truth, error moves in masquerading as truth and you won’t see it or know it.
The world’s mass-media are the prime tools of massive errors and deception.
The fall of the big media boss:
Truth is not a democracy. You can’t vote on it or decide which bits you’ll have and which bit’s you’ll reject. Because the world thinks this and it’s the majority consensus, means nothing at all – absolutely nothing. Truth stands supreme.
Isaiah 14:13 “You (Lucifer) have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (hell).”
The verse above is about the original fall of Lucifer before he even became Satan. Then in the Garden, we see Satan doing exactly the same thing with Adam and Eve. He said to them that they would be exalted just like God Himself. (Genesis 3:5)
●Satan, in his pride, said to Eve that she would be wise if she swallowed his advice.
●Satan said to Eve that her eyes would be opened if she obeyed him.
●Satan said to Eve that she will not surely die, for rejecting God’s word and choosing his! Talk about a big oops!
Genesis 3:4-5 “The serpent (Satan) said to the woman (Eve), You will not surely die, for God knows that in the day you eat of the fruit, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Today this is the exact pattern within the mass media. Nothing has changed! They reject the word of God; exalt their own above God, thinking that they can see.
Mass media, you have “exalted” yourselves into hell! Prepare to meet your god right there!
You can’t please God by doing what He has rejected and by building what He has broken down. (Babel).
The media is again facilitating and “sponsoring” the building of a new world with all religions except true cross-founded Christianity.
My friends, it won’t be long before the internet has been surrendered and fed on a plate to the globalist elite and their agenda. This may only fully materialise in the tribulation period, but it is already heading that way. Obama is the prime devil-puppet trying to get this done. (Look it up – it’s happening now!)
The media’s hatred for the cross of Messiah:
Here’s the picture: Our Lord and Messiah is up there dying on a cross. His blood is dripping. The people around Him shout, “Come down from that cross and save yourself.” (Mark 15:30). They’ve got a better idea – no cross, no shed blood! “Let His blood be upon us and our children and children’s children” they shouted. (Matthew 27:25)
So, they saw His blood being spilt, but they rejected it all. Now His blood, instead of being in them, by faith, is upon them in judgement. And who was responsible? It was the voice of the masses!
If you obey the masses and reject the shed blood of Messiah, He comes down from the cross for you, and now you have to be saved without blood which of course, must now be by works. His blood is now upon you, on the outside, where it just dries up, instead of living in you and saving you.
The main thing of the media is not to destroy Christianity, but to destroy the cross from Christianity. The work of the cross is unique; it separates and makes holy. Without it, apart from not being saved, no one is holy, not in the slightest. “Without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)
What the media hates is the values, virtues and morality of true cross-bearing Christians. The media will champion cross-less Christianity, in unity with other world religions, obviously also cross-less.
The work of the media is to acclimatise you to the godless, unholy, cross-less world and its god.
There is a scarlet vein with the pure blood of the Lamb flowing in all true believers and bringing them into a powerful holy unity which is totally different, separated and above all that is cross-less.
At Babel, Satan again came up with a plan for world peace by creating world unity, including a world inter-faith system, in rebellion to God’s will. We know how that ended!
Few people know that the full name of Barabbas was Jesus Barabbas and that Barabbas means “Son of his father.” So the name is Jesus, son of his father.” (The King James Version leaves the full name out, but it is in the original manuscripts – look it up,)
John 18:40 “They all cried out, ‘give us Barabbas.”
Jesus the son of his father had no cross and therefore no resurrection. Jesus the Son of His Father went through the cross to resurrection.
Who was the father of Jesus Barabbas? He was a robber and murderer, and so was his father, Satan. Barabbas represents the world without the cross, full of sin – the exact, exalted way of the media!
Here are the tragic, gravity filled, unwritten ways and claims of the mass media:
“Come down from the cross and save yourself”. “Give us the thief and murderer, Barabbas”. “You will not surely die and you will become wise and become like God.” “You can build a tower and bridge to God.”
Today, so many churches are serving Satan through the ways of the mass media, without even knowing it, led by Reverend Dunghead.
The media that we see, hear and read are blind puppets. They have no authority and no opinions, although the public thinks the opposite. They are the puppets of their media-empire bosses and they are puppets of the big world-order financiers. They are puppets of their boss – Satan.
All of these puppets in a row – right through to the big boss, Satan, are all about one single thing, and that is control. Their end objective is to control you and deliver you on a platter to Satan’s kingdom.
1 Corinthians 3:18-20 “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age (Lit=of this age), let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, ‘He catches the wise in their own craftiness. The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise are futile.’
The agenda of the media:
The great agenda of the world and its voice, the mass media, is world peace. They’re not trying to destroy the world. They’re not trying to bring war to the world through their two-state solution for Israel. They’re not trying to create enmity with Christians through their promotion of homosexuality. They’re trying to bring world religions together in unity.
The agenda of the media is not to inform you, but to misinform you. It’s not to give you information to make you truly wise and better, it’s to re-inform you and “package” you into a submissive fool. It’s to strip away any Christian virtues, values or principles that you have upheld. It is to de-Christianise you and Satanise you!
The media uses many subtle, subliminal methods that you would never even be aware of. In many cases the media puppets that deliver the message are not even aware themselves that they are simply tools of the devil.
In all these things and more, they’re trying to create a universal human being, tolerant of all things, leading to their ultimate goal of world peace. If only everyone would agree with their agenda, they think there would be world peace.
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the word praise the wicked, but such as keep the law (word) contend with them.”
They think they can create world-peace without world-holiness! You see, when you remove God’s word, you can deem anything to be “holy” or okay, because it’s what you believe and you have an elevated human right to that.
My friends, it is exclusively the cross and shed blood of our Messiah that produces resurrection, and resurrection is supernatural, miraculous, on the far side of the cross, empowered by the Spirit of the living God. Only this resurrection produces purity and holiness!
In resurrection there is a pure holiness, separated from all that is unholy. Have you ever wondered why our great Messiah appeared to and dealt only with true believers after the resurrection and before the ascension?
Here’s the very funny thing: I can see into the future! Yes I can. I can see the end result of the media’s great agenda and how successful it will be. Here it is: 1Thessalonians 5:3-4 “When they (the world) say ‘peace and safety,’ then sudden destruction comes upon them...and they shall not escape.”
That’s the Babel story, isn’t it, all over again?
The world and its mass-media voice will again soon, throw a big celebratory party. They will yell with joy as Israel signs a peace treaty with many nations, revealing a new superman, superstar world – leader – the antichrist. They will scream “peace and safety” from the roof tops to the whole world.
World destruction will follow, not peace. What a shock for them. They will yell “peace, peace” when the two-state solution comes about. But great world war will be the result. (Joel 3:2)
So why do I think this is all so funny? Well, it’s tragically funny. The reason is because their future is spelt out right here in God’s media (His word), and yet they choose the world’s media instead. That’s got to be funny. But Satan said they would be wise, just like God!! They fell for the lie, because they rejected the truth!
And if you think I’m being insensitive, here is what God thinks:
Psalm 37:12-13 “The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth against him. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming.”
Psalm 2:2-4 “The kings of the earth and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and His anointed, saying ‘let us break their bonds in pieces (divide them).’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh and He shall scoff at them.”
The agenda of the media is just the same as the agenda of Satan and the course of this, his world. (Ephesians 2:2).
Fake news sites and the gullible:
Today the mass media includes social media. This has become a playground of Satan and a real battleground for true believers. Social media has become a haven for Jezebels, false prophets and pure plain ignorance.
Of course the internet is by far the best method of spreading the gospel as well, so we can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. But we need to be more and more discerning in these times.
Lately, a huge amount of fake news websites have appeared all over the net. These swine-sites have only one purpose, which is to hoodwink and deceive people. They thrive on spreading false information about all things Christian or religious.
People blindly buy into the lies and spread them further, without checking.
Of course we can say that people should not be gullible to start with and that is true, but beware those who capitalise on gullibility!
Deuteronomy 27:18 “Cursed be he who makes the blind to wander out of the way of God. Bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of our Messiah.”
You can find a list of the ever increasing fake news, lying swine websites right HERE
Don’t try to reform the media, its impossible – avoid it.
The mass media is all about control. The word “journalist” comes from the root word meaning to “inform.” That’s just fine when that’s all you encounter in the media. But because the god of camouflage is in their hearts, they operate by editing in what suits them and editing out what doesn’t suite them.
This way, they actually get to control their audience through pure manipulation of the facts.
The following verses apply perfectly to the mass media, but also a lot more widely. They speak of the impossibility of hearing, seeing, understanding and knowing God’s word, will and way outside of the kingdom of God:
In numerous “strange” verses God says: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” This implies that many with ears can’t hear God.
John 8:43-47 “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desire of your father you want to do.”
John 8:47 “He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
Luke 11:34 “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light, but when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not really darkness.”
Daniel 12:4 “Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase”. Verse 10 - “Many shall be purified and made white, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand.”
Why the media will lead you to hell:
Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”
The media wants you to be like them. They want you to be in agreement with them. They want you! But they are your biggest enemies. Make the right decision!
Understand that when people see that you are not with them or in their camp they hate you.
One thing you can’t do is hold a potato in your hand and call it a tomato. It is one or the other. You can’t hang on to the ways of the world and its voice, the media and the pure truth of the word of God for very long. One will have to give in.
World unity, world peace and a world religion all sounds good. That is the way to hell.
The majority of people in the world are utterly and totally defenceless against Satan in the mass- media. This is simply because they don’t know it. They can’t see it and don’t believe it. Even as a believer, if you do not have the knowledge of God and the blood of the Lamb shed abroad in your hearts and the gifts of the Spirit at work, you can’t see clearly the difference between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world.
They remove the truth and come against it.
But more than just remove the truth, they have popularised error and made it acceptable and right in their eyes...all in the name of human rights.
Don’t think that Satan is scared of the word “Christian”. Christian media is one of his prime targets. He has infiltrated every field of the media, so we need to be discerning in this regard.
The Spirit of God is also at work in the Christian media. There are many that are producing great material and spreading the gospel far and wide.
In fact if you look at the little visitor map on this website alone, note that The Prophetic Scroll is represented in every nation of the world. The only blank spots are where there are no people.
Many churches and para-church organisations are using all forms of media to get the message out.
John 16:1 “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.”
Be truly wise – know God’s word and be discerning.
The media is rooted in deception, error and all that is counterfeit. It operates in its supposedly wise opinion, while we operate in Spirit-led revelation and information.
My friends please don’t underestimate the battle that is on the go in the spirit realm for your soul. But also bear in mind that Satan is a defeated foe. That means the media is already finished. It is defeated, it will not endure.
We have the most wonderful, glorious, majestic future ahead of us – it’s not far off. Do you see it and hear it coming?
It’s flower season in Namaqualand. I took this picture a few seasons ago in this wild wonderland!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 326: August 24th 2016
The modern betrayers:
The modern betrayers:
Who will be the modern betrayers of our Lord? Who fits the “Judas” bill? Will you be one of them?
This edition is about the heart and soul of betrayal and why it’s so dangerous, specifically in these prophetic days. This is about those who are and will betray our Lord when the pressure is on, but it’s also about those who will betray fellow believers and turn on them. It’s also about those who will betray Israel.
This edition is about the root causes and how you can be safe and free from falling for this terrible reality with eternal consequences.
Betrayal is a terrible thing for the betrayer. It often leads to depression and suicide. It gets many people twisted and bent out of shape to the degree that they can’t even see or be objective anymore. It sometimes even leads to murder. It alienates, causes division and destroys trust.
Within the kingdom of God, it’s even more intense.
Sometimes people betray other people without really thinking things through, and just blunder selfishly into it. But many times it’s a deliberate, wilful, calculated, intentional thing, which is the subject of this edition.
A horror warning:
While sitting on the side of the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to our Lord privately and asked Him what would be the signs of His coming.
Matthew 24:10-11 “Many will be offended, will betray one another and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will arise and deceive many.”
This is one of the specific signs of the times and its backed up and added to in many other verses in the Bible.
Note that the cause is people getting offended. The verse implies that they are offended because others won’t join or support them in their deception.
In one single most powerful verse, here is the answer:
Psalm 119: 165 “Great peace have those that love Your word and nothing causes them to be offended.”
Betrayal almost always goes hand in hand with deception. Do we have deceivers out there today? You would be surprised how many people operate in deception, including big business, commerce and industry.
Spotting the betrayer:
Jeremiah 12:6 “Even your brothers, the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes they have called a multitude after you. Do not believe them, even though they speak smooth words to you.”
People often soft-soap you with sweet talk, praise and fake flattery, but their ulterior motive is to bring you into agreement with them and their legalistic view. When they discover that you can see through their motives, or won’t join their party, they turn on you and kill you. Not with a bullet, but with their words.
I can’t tell you how many times that’s happened to me right here in this publication.
Many people elevate their beliefs to a position of idolatry and when you confront their idols, just like Satan himself, they freak out and attack you.
But when does a false belief lead to problems? It’s always when it’s mixed with legalism.
Religion is the counterfeit of relationship. Religion is based on law and works, while relationship with our Lord is based on faith and grace. But humanistic religion, law and works have within them a powerful satanic force –it’s the force of legalism.
This is why religion is always on a collision course with living relationship. This is why those of, in and under the power of religion hate true believers. There’s a spiritual clash at the foundational level.
Satan wants you. But he also wants you to be like him. Religion is one of his most powerful tools.
When you have a religious belief, you want others to be like you. You don’t like it when people reject your belief, laws or works. The most powerful example of this is in the story of the Pharisees saying that they wanted to kill our Lord because he broke their Sabbath law. (John 5:18)
Do you see the powerful message here? The Pharisees wanted our Lord to obey their laws their way. They wanted to bring Him under their control. They wanted to bring our Lord under and into their religious deception. As soon as they saw that they could not, they wanted to kill Him.
Note in this story that before the confrontation, they greeted Him with nice friendly, sweet-talk – hidden lies! They will praise you until you see through them, then they turn on you.
But the shock for these types is that they are the ones who are cursed. (Galatians 3:10) Their works are as witchcraft. (1 Samuel 15:23)
My job is to present the truth. It’s not to make you, or force you to believe it.
Today we are in a world which has highly esteemed the variable values of the god of this world, Satan. There is no such thing as absolutes anymore. Truth has been effectively “cast down in the street” (Isaiah 59:14), except for a small group within the church who are surrendered to our Lord first and foremostly.
Here’s the tragic story: If you cast down the truth, the truth will still stand, but you won’t. As you cast down the truth, you are casting yourself under God’s judgement and into Satan’s hands.
Romans 1:18 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness of men, who suppress (Lit=hinder) the truth in unrighteousness.”
The rest of the above verses go on to condemn homosexuality and other sinful lifestyles in the most severe way possible. These people are told three times in the chapter that they have been “handed over.” Let me tell you that if God has handed you over, even heaven won’t help you! You are lost!
One of the most powerful and important verses in the Bible is Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the word, praise the wicked.”
Today we are in a wicked-praising world and when you won’t join them they hate you. – Many Christians too!
There is a very powerful, counterfeit, evil spirit that operates in these people. When the pressure is on they will not accommodate truth loving believers. They will hate them and betray them if they can.
It’s like the toothpaste tube law...when you squeeze it, what’s inside comes out!
These people say they are loving and tolerant. They are liars. They are only tolerant of what suits them. They do not tolerate a Christian standing for his rights to the truth. They are intolerant, blinded, deceived liars – doomed.
On one hand this is quite funny, especially if you have a dumb sense of humour like me, but on the other hand it’s a deep, shocking, eternal tragedy. Imagine spending half your life defending, believing and pushing for a gross biblical error, and for the rest of eternity seeing how wrong you are!
Human rights versus God’s rights:
Do you know what the big problem is with human rights? It is actually Satan’s rights. You see, unsaved humans have the still-cursed, unredeemed blood of Adam infused with Satan flowing in their bodies.
Of course there is nothing wrong with basic human rights, but when you remove the truth from the arena of life, Satan manifests and his rights come into play and take precedent, and it all becomes charged with evil.
One thing the world is finding out the hard way, fast, is that man can’t save himself. Things are getting progressively worse while man tries to build world peace. Man is essentially helpless, at Satan’s disposal and hand.
The problem is that modern man is trying to build world peace with his co-worker Satan, whom he can’t even see.
Many churches today are no different to the world. They have no godly power. Because they are world-focused, their power is the “kosmokratos” or world -power of Satan.
But the churches that are on the right track have God’s power working in them. They are getting better, stronger, and richer in relationship with our Lord. They are full of purpose, meaning, hope, confidence, strength, and victory.
Some organisations, churches and individuals operate by presenting what appears to be truth. You can always tell which ones are safe and which are not. Look at the fruits of the truth they present and most importantly, their own fruits, seen in how they present their beliefs.
Wherever you encounter a legalistic, judgemental presentation – run away from them!
Some to be avoided because of their legalistic, judgemental operations are: The Hebrew Roots Movement, Sacred Name Movement and some sections within the Messianic Movement. They have the characteristics of witchcraft which is legalism, pride and hatred for those who won’t join them.
The greatest enemy we, and Israel, have, is not really ISIS, Obama, the Palestinians and others. It is as always, Satan himself. But have you considered that Satan is the world champion in oratory. He is more skilled in presenting his message than any human ever.
He is wiser than many. He knows the Bible backwards. He knows how to appear as an angel of light and how to camouflage and disguise his very existence. He knows how to counterfeit truth and present it with just enough poison to kill.
But how does Satan do this? Satan uses the things which the world has surrendered to, idolised and exalted. He uses the world’s mass media, the voice of the world system and its related off-shoots like the entertainment world.
In just a hundred years or less, Satan has totally re-characterised modern man, using the frog in hot water principle and the world has bought it all. So too have many Christians who compare themselves with the world instead of the word.
Just yesterday I heard the Canadian Prime Minister say that he was now going to introduce a new free sex policy for the country, in which it would be legal for anyone to have sex with anyone they wanted, anywhere at any time. Funny thing is, it went down as no big deal, with no protests.
But guess who would have been attacked if they complained?
Being properly equipped:
The ten virgin’s parable of Matthew 25 is not five believers and five unbelievers. All ten are believers (virgins). Five run out of oil, which is always a type of the Holy Spirit. This is a clear reference to those outside of the baptism of the Spirit. They are not able to endure.
Those outside of the full baptism of the Spirit always come up short in terms of the gifts of the Spirit. All of the gifts are more needed now than ever before. The revelatory gifts are most important. This is why people without them can never properly and clearly distinguish between many things of the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world.
They are unprepared to deal with the devil. They are always behind the curve, and ill-equipped to see into the future.
I know a woman who has been a non-Spirit-filled believer for many years. She married an unbeliever thinking that she would bring him to the Lord. Because of her shallow, half blind, powerless position, the verse “don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers” meant nothing.
She turned with a vengeance on those who warned her and criticised her. Of course God’s word endured but her marriage didn’t, and he is still unsaved.
The Bible describes these people without endurance. “When alone they go to their own company” (Acts 4:23). When the pressure is on, they retreat to the fellowship of the world. When the pressure is on, and they’re out of the sight of believers, their weakness becomes evident.
Have you considered the future of the five foolish virgins? Running out of oil is a minor thing compared to the big message. They were shut out of the kingdom. The door was closed with them on the outside.
Don’t gamble with your eternal future!
The betrayers are:
●Those who are under the law, or who operate using legalism to manipulate others: These are the ones who set out to kill our Lord because He didn’t do what they wanted.
●Those who are a law unto themselves, or have elevated their interpretation of their laws and doctrine will come against those who resist them.
●Those who have been handed over by our Lord to demonic forces: Romans chapter one condemns homosexuality three times, saying that they have been “handed over.” Because this is such a characteristic of the modern world, be sure it will cause the betrayal of Christians who heed God’s word.
●Those who are ignorant of the Bible and its primary doctrines: This is not such a problem for new believers, but those who have been believers for a fair time and have never bothered to study the word, will potentially become betrayers of those who have warned them for ages.
●Those who do not know the ways and works of the Holy Spirit: Again, this is a foundational requirement and if neglected, will open you up to attack and turn you into a betrayer when pressurised to move forward with our Lord.
●Those with a grudge to bear and who can’t forgive others: The Bible warns against letting a “root of bitterness spring up and defile many” (Hebrews 12:15). People who are bitter and twisted can’t be trusted. There is always trouble brewing in and about them.
●Those who have opened themselves to direct satanic activity or involvement, even if it’s in their past: In most cases this leaves an evil seed or root within them, which often comes to life further down the line.
●Those who are of, or support the interfaith movement: They have a solid belief in the inherent goodness of man, believing that they can bring about world peace. No they can’t, just as they couldn’t at Babel. But these people will turn against those who come against them.
The modern betrayers of Israel:
The modern betrayers of Israel are actually betrayers of God’s word and our Lord Himself.
Jeremiah 3:20 “Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, says the Lord.”
Tragically, church history shows that many churches, starting with the Catholics, and running right through to Calvin and the reformers, have taken this verse above and developed the horrific doctrine of replacement theology to undermine Israel as a result.
They claim that God has finished with Israel and “divorced” her because of Israel’s “treacherous” unbelief.
The verse above is a tragedy, but is not the end of the story. God will again “choose Israel”, forgive and save her.
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and will still chose Israel, and set them in their own land...”
Do you know that once a person has served his jail time he is free? Israel has served nearly 2000 years of “jail time” and is now on the very verge of true freedom. Don’t dare stand in her way, or continue to betray her!
Nearly 2000 years of anti-Semitism and replacement theology are now coming to a grand conclusion. As Israel’s “prison doors” are swinging open there stands many foolish Christians and satanically inspired churches just waiting to throw her back in jail! It will all culminate in Israel coming into severe troubles, then to salvation, and these churches being cut off by God.
Isn’t that amazing? The betrayers will themselves be rejected and cast out while the subject of their betrayal, Israel will be saved.
These churches of replacement theology should all change their names to “The Judas Church”!
Will you be a modern betrayer?
This is a very sobering question. We all have within us the propensity to fall. We all need to be upheld and kept on course by the Spirit of God. “But for the grace of God, there goes me.”
Within all of us believers there’s an ongoing battle in the spiritual realm for our souls. There is an ongoing battle between the sin-diseased blood of Adam and the redeemed purified “blood” of the new birth.
Satan is contending for us. Angles and demons are all about. But Satan is a defeated foe already. We simply have to enforce that. Imagine getting to the end of your life and discovering that you were defeated by a defeated foe!
There is one very powerful way to prevent yourself from betraying our Lord, His word, His people and Israel...and that’s to die. Die on your cross. Apply His cross, and take up your own cross daily. Apply that principle of death and resurrection to every area of your life.
A unique time:
Encroaching, living darkness wants you. You must decide to be different, to be a living active child of the living God, unmovable and unshakable.
Let your face be set, your goal determined in deep commitment. You may become unpopular with a world charging down the wrong road – but that’s just fine.
As a radical Christian you’ll be hated by the modern professing, lukewarm church, but that’s just fine.
Teaching on its own will not sustain you. This is why many people can be well-taught biblically, and still be defeated. It’s also the cause of backsliding. To be secure and able to endure, you need to be well-taught and have a soft, broken and surrendered heart before our great King and Messiah.
If the church that you are in is feeding you poison, or you are spiritually malnourished, you need to change it or get out. But be careful; don’t ever leave a church because you have a submission problem.
Many people with no church identity or affiliation are eternal rebels with a pride problem. But, on the other hand, due to the state of the modern church today, there are many churches that you want to have nothing to do with at all.
You should always seek to be at least identified in some way with a few believers. It does not always have to be an organised institutional church.
In these days betrayal will be a very real thing. Even family members will turn on each other. The family of believers will see an increase in betrayal.
One thing you must not do is succumb to the pressure of the betrayer. Don’t become a “yes-man”, stand your ground and use your spiritual gifts to defend and attack. Attack with spiritual weapons, that is. Always remember that God says, “Vengeance in mine, I will repay.”
These end-times, including the forerunner period, are going to produce so much turmoil, and drama, but be aware that it’s all a very, very short period of time, compared to eternity, which is just around the corner.
Don’t succumb to the pressures, they will make you strong!
I took this elephant close up out in the African bush, broke up the image with some filters and merged the moth, also with some added effects into the overall picture.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 325: August 17th 2016
The Miracle of the Rapture:
The Miracle of the Rapture:
Most people who reject the rapture are so earthly minded that they are totally blind (and useless)!
The rapture will be the biggest miracle ever not-seen. It will be the biggest, supernatural miracle ever. But you see, most people don’t believe in miracles. They are bound up in the natural world with natural, physical explanations for everything. Apart from being such boring people, they all have a real nasty shock coming!
“Yeah, I’ll believe it when I see it”, they say. Well here’s the double shock: “You won’t see it”. It will happen in an “atomo” (atomic division of a second!) or “twinkling of an eye.” Secondly, even if you did see it, you won’t believe! (Luke 16:31.)
Regret is a terrible thing, because it means that which you regret, may have had the opposite result. You wish that you could turn the clock back!
Most people live for the present. “Me now” is their unsaid motto! They are self-made people with eyes for all things material.
Do you have a hope in Messiah in this worldly kingdom? – You miserable, pitiable idiot!
1 Corinthians 15:19 “If in this life only, we have hope in our Messiah, we are of all men most pitiable. (Lit=miserable).”
The miracle of the rapture also entails a miraculous future universe. It will have no curse, and will be perfect. The abode of the raptured saints is heaven, New Jerusalem, a renewed earth and the whole universe.
Rightly dividing the word of truth:
2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourselves approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Incorrectly dividing the word of truth, as you can imagine, produces all sorts of doctrinal conflicts that work out as conflicts in reality.
Perhaps the most important (and resisted) doctrinal division is between those who believe in dispensations and those who reject them. What applies to the Jews, and what to the church, and when, is most important.
You must decide whether Daniel’s seventieth week is “determined upon My people” – the Jews or the church. (Daniel 9:24). You must decide whether the “time of Jacob’s trouble” is for Israel or the church. (Jeremiah 30:7). You must decide whether the tribulation saints, those saved in the tribulation, are the church or not. (Revelation 7:14).
Those three alone speak of the reality of dispensations. The church is not in view in those verses at all. They are clearly for Israel and the Jews – and I mean clearly!
They clearly distinguish between what is for the Jews and not for the church. You can’t say that the church is part of the seventieth week of Daniel. You can’t say that the time of Jacob’s trouble is for the church. If you do you are contradicting God to His face.
So now, here is the big issue: If you agree with God that “My people” of Daniels’ seventieth week is the Jews and if you agree with God that the time of Jacob’s trouble is for Jacob and His offspring, the Jews, then how can you say that the church will be the object of God’s wrath, Satan’s wrath, and man’s wrath throughout the tribulation?
In other words, how can you believe in a post-tribulation rapture? If you believe in a post -tribulation rapture and agree with God that tribulation is for the Jews, you need to make an appointment with your local shrink.
But here’s an even more scary thought: If you believe in a post-tribulation rapture, you do believe that there is no distinction between the church and Israel. In other words, you are of replacement theology!
You may protest that statement, but if you honestly think it through, it is so.
The post-tribber has many dilemmas with dividing the scriptures rightly, especially in the Revelation. They must put Revelation chapters four and five, dealing with the arrival of the raptured saints in heaven, after chapter nineteen, dealing with the end of the tribulation. They have many other similar problems.
Surprising rapture miracles:
The following verses describe various aspects of the rapture or results of the rapture. Note the words in bold and then the accumulated sentence I’ve compiled at the end.
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 15:35-42 “How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come? ‘Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive until it dies...but God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body. All flesh is not the same, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another of beasts, birds and fish. There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial, but the glory of the celestial is one and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, another of the moon and another of the stars, for one differs from another. So also is the resurrection of the dead...”
1 Corinthians 15:44 “It (the body) is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.”
1 Corinthians 15:49 “We have borne the image of the man of dust, so we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.”
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, now we are the children of God; and it has not been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him.”
1 Corinthians 15:51-55 “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep (die), but we shall be changed – in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, at the last trump (for the church age)...this corruption must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality...death will be swallowed up in victory...”
Philippians 3:20-21 “Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Yeshua Messiah, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body...”
Luke 24:36-43 “Now as they (disciples) said these things, Yeshua Himself stood in the midst of them and said to them, ‘Peace to you.’ But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit...He said to them, ‘behold My hands and My feet, it is I, handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bone...then He ate in their presence.’”
1 Corinthians 13:12 “Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know just as I am also known.”
2 Timothy 2:12 “If we endure, we shall also reign with Him...”
Daniel 7:18 “The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever and ever.”
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace, there will be no end...”
Revelation 22:5 “There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”
►Here is a sentence I’ve made up of the key-words (in bold) from the verses above:
We as true believers in our Messiah will: ●Shine forever with different degrees of brightness. ●Our bodies will be spiritual and natural, just like the heavenly Man, able to eat as in the physical. ●We will be just like Him after His resurrection. ●We will be forever incorruptible, immortal, and never able to die or get sick. ●We will be conformed (made new) according to His body. ●We will be able to transcend the physical and spiritual at will. ●We will know all things, and all people with complete wisdom. ●We will rule and reign with Him in everlasting peace forever.
1 Peter 3:15 “...Always be ready to give a defence to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”
The reason for the hope in me is that every atom, cell and molecule of me will soon be changed miraculously into an unimaginable glorious body that can transcend the physical and spiritual realms at will, and will be able to travel the universe at the speed of thought. It will be sinless, pure, holy, and totally wise.
Imagine some unsaved person asking you for the reason for the hope that is in you and you give that answer in the sentence above! No wonder people think we are mad in the head! But celebrate O mad ones – begin to dance for joy. This miraculous future is soon to be more real that the present world. Guess who will then be the ones truly mad in the head?
1 Corinthians 1:19 “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
So, who is the idiot now?
We will be in supernatural bodies forever, but we also will be superhuman! The Bible doesn’t give us clues as to exactly what we will be able to do or achieve, but we can presume that it will be far more and greater than our present state.
A supernatural body prepared for hell:
All people will live forever. The unsaved, logically, also have to get an eternal body, a resurrection body, at their resurrection – the resurrection of the damned. But the unsaved will be imprisoned in those bodies, in hell. I think that’s the most tragic thing I can think of.
Imagine being created by God for a purpose, ignoring it or rejecting it, dying and going to hell in a body that lives forever. It’s a terrible thought, but the truth.
Part of the wonderful reason for the creation of every human is to live forever in God’s will and purpose. Obviously no one can live forever in these natural bodies. So everyone gets a new eternal body.
The sceptic’s diary:
One of the sceptic’s objections to the rapture is that God would not do something like that because it would leave behind a path of destruction as Christians suddenly disappear from driver’s seats, pilot’s seats, and many other critical positions.
Well, I understand the sentiment, but the rapture has to happen. Besides, the rapture will be the greatest supernatural miracle ever, touching every single atom of the believer’s body. So, if it is to be that, would it not be possible for God to create a lesser miracle at the same time and have those who are to be raptured all in some safe spot, just for that fleeting moment?
Okay, that’s just speculation, but as said, the rapture will happen.
Besides this, the great shock awaiting many is that few will go in the rapture.
Some problems for the post-tribulation rapture adherents:
If you believe in a post-tribulation rapture you can’t be looking for and watching for our Lord. You must look for the antichrist, because, according to you, he must appear first. And by the way, when the antichrist has appeared and the tribulation has begun you will know the exact day of the Second Coming, because they are numbered.
The message to the seven churches of the Revelation plots the course of the church. It also gives us all very relevant messages for today. Most analysts agree that the message to the church of Thyatira applies to the Catholic church and other similar orthodox churches.
God condemns this church in the most horrific language and form. Here is just one verse from the discourse:
Revelation 2:22 “I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her, into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.”
This church is promised that it will be cast into the great tribulation. In the original, the definite article is there. In other words, it is THE great tribulation and not tribulation in general, which we are all subject to.
Now, here’s the amazing, logical thing, which most people miss. This verse would be a mockery in light of a post-tribulation rapture. The verse by nature of the language used is conditional. In other words, if you repent, you will not go into the great tribulation. So if we have a post-tribulation rapture, what are you talking about John?
Do you see that amazing hidden gem in that verse?
Here’s another gem from the verse: Only a certain type of people are told that they will be cast into great tribulation. That implies that there are others who will not!
A post-tribulation rapture dilemma:
Revelation 7:13-14 “...Who are these arrayed in white robes and where did they come from? These are they who came out of great tribulation and have washed their robes...”
This is one of the key post-tribulation rapture “proof” verses. They say, “You see there, we are going through the great tribulation”
The original word used for “came out” is Strong’s G1537 “Ek” meaning “clean out away from” It is the same word used in other passages describing the pre-tribulation rapture, like Revelation 3:10.
Could we now write the verse this way? Revelation 7:13-14 “...Who are these arrayed in white robes and where did they come from? These are they who came clean out away from the great tribulation, and washed their robes...”
In other words, “these are they who escaped the great tribulation.” So rather than prove that we go through the tribulation, it implies that we don’t!
When will the rapture occur?
The answer to the question is, “I don’t know for sure”. The answer is not, “I have no idea.” Today there are many reputable Bible watchers and teachers seeking, looking, researching, studying and coming up with various answers. Some are consistent with each other, some are not, but almost all are very close to each other.
Some differ by a year or so. I think the very fact that so many watchers are so close, is a powerful thing in itself. It is proof of the nearness. Yes there are el-weirdo’s out there and many deceived men and women. Yes there are disciples of the devil, throwing in their normal spanner in the works. You must come against them or ignore them at least.
Genesis 7:1-4, 10 reveals that Noah goes into the Ark seven days before the flood. The door was supernaturally shut by God then.
As Noah and family had to repopulate the destroyed earth in what was now a new post- flood dispensation, so the saved Jews and Gentiles of the tribulation will repopulate the new earth in a new dispensation called the Millennium.
Joshua chapter six speaks of the sounding of the trumpets for seven days before Jericho fell. Remember that Rahab, a type of the church, was removed from Jericho with her family before the city fell.
Both Noah going into the Ark seven days before the flood and Rahab being removed from Jericho before it fell speak of a pre-tribulation rapture.
But here is something important to consider: Could we presume that we will know seven days before the tribulation begins, when it will begin? There may be a reference here in these two stories that we will know and “see the day approaching.”
Okay, that’s speculation, but it’s not too far out to be true. We will have to wait and see!
Having said all of this, we are most certainly in the time, season and generation of our Lord’s coming. Obviously this is not cast in stone, but the greatest probability is that it will be on one of the two days of the Feast of trumpets, which is the next to be fulfilled.
It is possible that this one in October, may be it, but many of the signs are not yet in place. It is most likely to be “trumpets” of September 2017 – again, not cast in stone.
Please bear this verse in mind:
Hebrews 10:25 “...As you see the day approaching.”
Today, tragically, we have many so-called ministers of the gospel out there who are guiding their sheep, but they are blind.
I’m continually amazed at how ignorant of the English language most Christian ministers, are. They don’t know the difference between date-setting and watching. In fact the command to “watch” in the Bible is exactly that. It is a command, not an option. And it is a warning if neglected!
As always, be careful of date setting, but you had better be a watcher!
There are also many who have no gifts of revelation and who don’t operate in the revelatory gifts of the Spirit. Many of them have no idea at all about any of these end times things. They can’t see or hear what the Spirit is saying now relating to these things and especially the urgency of the time.
There are many with deep personality flaws, rejection fears and other insecurities who come to the things of God and among the saints, find the gullible ones, whom they can manipulate to gain control of them, to elevate and prop up their own terrible weakness and hide their flaws.
These ones are all over YouTube and other media operating in techniques of manipulation to gain domination.
Romans 13:11 “Do this, knowing the time, it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.”
I’ve shared many times on the incredible revelation wrapped up in the Bible words “no one knows the day or hour.” I’m not going into that again now. But let me tell you what that verse does not say: It does not say “no one knows the week, month, year or season”! Think about that O sceptic.
The ten virgins of Matthew 25 are not five believers and five unbelievers. All ten are believers (virgins). Five run out of oil, which is always a type of the Holy Spirit. This is a clear reference to those outside of the baptism of the Spirit. They are not able to endure.
Let me add that those ministers of the gospel who avoid or play down eschatology, always have worldly leanings and lead their people the same way.
When I was at school I loved science. But let me tell you what science can’t do. It can’t transcend or cross the line from the natural world to the spiritual. In the natural world we all know what a vacuum is. There is nothing in it, no air.
But spiritually there is no such thing as a vacuum. There is no such thing as nothing. You are either in an environment where Satan is king, and rules or where our Messiah is king and rules in His invisible kingdom.
Job 41:34 “He (Satan) is king over all the children of pride.”
Because you can’t see either, doesn’t mean they’re not there. At the rapture, or at death, suddenly, in a blinding flash the veil into the spiritual will be opened for everyone!
The saved will immediately see, know and rejoice. The unsaved, at their “rapture” into hell will also see, but will scream in sorrow, horror and regret.
I took this picture in the Naukluft Desert, Namibia in the early morning mist.
To see some more pictures of this beautiful, harsh landscape, click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 324: August 10th 2016
The drama of the Temple:
The drama of the Temple:
This is a highly controversial issue, full of incredible drama, symbolism and warnings! But it is also liberating. It is a major part of God’s prophetic plan for the close of the age and the next one!
The prophesied Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is coming very soon. Don’t go there! Steer clear! Guard your heart! Don’t follow anyone who will lead you to the new temple in Jerusalem.
The Temple Mount was the choice of God for the temples. It began when David offered a sacrifice there; fire came down and consumed it. As a result he said, “Surely this is the house of God.” (1 Chronicles 21:26, 22:1).
When King Solomon dedicated the temple to the Lord, fire came down and consumed the offering. (2 Chronicles 7:1)
Revelation 13:13-14 (The beast or antichrist) “He performs great signs so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs...”
The coming Third Temple will be announced by fire, but this time it will be a satanic fire! The nations will fall for the delusion.
I tell you that the Third Temple will not be the house of God but the house of Satan! Untold millions will be deceived right here!
Although not inspired writing, we are told in the book of Maccabees 2:1-13, that Jeremiah the prophet said that the Ark of the Covenant would be unearthed in the last days and installed in a temple in Jerusalem and that fire would come down from heaven as a “confirming” sign.
But there is so much more to the temples, previous and to come that we must know and look into.
Who owns the Temple Mount?
Muslims claim that the Temple Mount is theirs. They claim that the Jews have no rights to it. The Jews claim that the Mount is theirs and was given to them by God’s own covenant. Catholic and other orthodox Christians claim that they have a right to a presence on the Mount.
So who is right?
2 Chronicles 3:1 “Now Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David...”
Nehemiah 2:19-20 (Nehemiah comes to Jerusalem and views the wall) “But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed us to scorn and despised us saying, ‘What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?’ So I answered them and said to them, ‘The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or memorial in Jerusalem.”
These verses above are so profound they need no explanation at all. Palestinians, Arab nations, Europe, mass-media, do you want to come against God’s revealed will? You are thieves and the writing of your destruction is on the wall!
Thieving from God is not very clever, but then what do you expect from these blind fools.
Denying the existence of the Jewish temples by Islam is the same as Holocaust denial!
Some organisations working for the rebuilding of the temple include:
●The Temple Institute.
●The Temple Mount Faithful.
●The Descendants of King David. Click HERE.
●Many in the Israeli Government and the recently constituted Sanhedrin are also calling for the rebuilding of the temple now.
The Third Temple is coming soon:
Amos 9:11 “On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in days of old.”
Daniel 9:27 “He (antichrist) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering, and on the wings of abominations shall be one who makes desolate.”
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away (departure) comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
But what about the following two verses?
Revelation 21:22-23 “I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God almighty and the Lamb are its temple and the city (New Jerusalem) had no need of sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of the Lord illuminated it and the Lamb is its light.”
This verse above relates to the New Jerusalem in ages to come, which will not be upon the earth, but above it during the Millennium.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles this temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
This verse above relates exclusively to those who are born-again of the Spirit of God and no one else.
The purpose of the temples:
In one word it is holiness!
Every little detail of the construction of the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, the temple and even the instruments and temple implements, were to be made to 100% perfection according to highly detailed plans. All of this speaks of the holiness of God.
The Third Temple will contain a Holy Place, but without the presence of the Holiness of God.
That will be the key missing component.
The Third Temple will be a perfect example of modern unsaved man. It will represent mans attempt to be right with God, but with Satan ruling his life. The Third Temple will be a tribute to fallen man, to humanism, to failed religion, to all that is unholy.
Let me do a detour here to inform you that there are many who claim that the Ark of the Covenant has been found, or is hidden under the Temple or is in Ethiopia, or who-knows where. It makes no difference because the Spirit of God is not there! So even if it were to appear, it will be an empty shell.
It became a meaningless relic when the temple veil was torn by God from top to bottom on the day of the cross. It may still contain the Ten Commandments in stone, but as said, we now have the law in our hearts.
Jeremiah 3:16 “Then it shall come to pass, when you (Israel) are multiplied and increased in the land in those days says the Lord ‘that they will say no more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore.’”
Please don’t pay any attention to the world’s biggest fraud and liar (proved to be so), the late Ron Wyatt, who claimed to have found both Noah’s Ark, the Ark of the Covenant, dried blood of Yeshua and numerous other things that were all a grand deception. Please don’t send me emails on this – look it up!!
Temples of stone:
The end of the road for the Ark of Covenant which contained the law written in stone was a temple building made of stone. It had its purpose, as does the law. But both ended in destruction, with the presence of God being transferred to the believer’s heart.
The temple in stone and the law in stone have similar meanings and implications and relate to a heart of stone, whereas the law now given in our hearts refers to the torn veil, and the empty temple. (Hebrews 10:16)
Bear in mind that a heart of stone goes to hell. (Ezekiel 36:26)
With the temple veil torn, an empty temple without the presence of God will be open to contain the presence of the world’s god - Satan. It will become a universal place of worship to the god of hell and will become a testimony to world-unity based on all that is unholy.
Acts 17: 24-25 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands, nor is He worshipped with men’s hands...”
The 9th of AV:
This year, the Hebrew 9th of AV falls on August 13th. That’s in a few days time. This day is called Tisha b’Av and commemorates the destruction of the first temple and the second which both occurred on the 9th Av. Other severe tragedies and catastrophes to befall the Jewish people have been added to the commemoration, the Holocaust being one of them.
As we approach this day again, could it be significant in relation to the new coming temple in some way? Maybe, we will have to wait and see.
The tearing of the veil:
The Holy of Holies was separated from the Holy Place with a thick veil, whose purpose was to hide, separate and divide sinful man from the presence of the most Holy God. In fact anyone entering this place, besides the High Priest, who had gone through a cleansing ritual before, and on the Day of Atonement, would be struck dead immediately by God.
When our Lord was crucified, as He died, the temple veil was torn from top to bottom, by a supernatural act. It was extremely thick and 60 ft high and torn from top to bottom. It was 30 ft wide and 1 inch thick. It needed an army to put it up. No man could tear a thing like that.
The fact that is was torn from top to bottom again points to a supernatural act of God.
This amazing miracle now left the Holy of Holies open and exposed for all to see and enter in. (Hebrews 6:19-20, Hebrews 10:19-22)
At the crucifixion, the temple veil was torn. At the Second Coming, the temple itself will be torn down as the earth quakes with a huge earthquake with an epicentre right under the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Temple Mount.
If I can put it this way: Those of the new temple have rejected the torn veil. But the veil is torn. So now all their sacrifices, offerings, prayers in the temple amount to crucifying our Messiah again and again.
The veil is torn...you can’t do it again and again. You can’t crucify our Lord twice! (Hebrews 6:6). Perhaps the Catholics and Anglicans should learn that lesson, because that is what they do in the eucharist! Every mass they partake in, including the Christ mass is crucifying our Lord again. Some of them may lean that lesson the hard way in the tribulation!
God does not dwell in a building and does not require, praying hands and priests to be dressed in pretty frocks wearing stupid hats called Mitres, dedicated to the fish-god. No priest stands between God and man. No priest can offer salvation. No priest is holy because he is a priest. No priest of any description is your “father”. (Matthew 23:9)
To presume all of the above is to un-tear the temple veil and to nullify the work of the cross!
Now everyone who had a heart of stone, and now has a soft, Spirit-filled heart, who wants to, can come into the glorious presence of God, unrestricted, with no priest anywhere in sight, and wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans. That’s why those still bound up behind an un-torn veil and in a pretentious building full of evil, priests, hate us.
It is only the work of the cross and the shed blood of the Lamb that “tears the veil.”
The High Priest could only enter through the veil with the shed blood of a sacrificed lamb. (Hebrews9:7)
Hebrews 6:19 “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.”
But be careful how far you take this amazing supernatural story. The eternal Holy of Holies (God’s presence) can only be entered by those with the sacrificial blood of the Lamb in their hearts. Outside of that (unbelievers) will still be struck dead and cast into hell at the presence of God.
You cannot stand in the presence of God without a torn veil in front of you.
The significance of the torn veil and the entrance into God’s presence is exclusively for those who have accepted and believe in the work of the sacrificial blood of our Jewish Messiah and His cross.
So, how do the Rabbis explain the teaing of the veil? They believe that the Roman Emperor, Titus removed it with the other sacred vessels when the temple was destroyed. The main point is that they reject the fact that it was torn from top to bottom by God.
Of course, this means that they reject the cross, as they do. This has massive implications for the Third Temple and the religion of the Rabbis. A Third Temple with an untorn veil or no veil speaks satanic volumes!
There are two massive, all-important messages here specifically for the Jews. Your exciting, end-time redemption draws nigh - very nigh! Secondly, your Rabbis and leaders who reject Yeshua the Messiah and the cross are far-removed, and hell-bound. Jews, please make the right choice!!
The Third Temple and dispensations:
Although the temple, like the law, had a universal purpose of indentifying God’s holiness, it is primarily for the Jews. Temple worship was destroyed at the start of the church age. The law was transferred from the temple to our hearts at the start of the church age.
We can say then that the coming Third Temple will again signal a dispensation change. This will mark the completion of the seventy weeks of Daniel.
It will be marked with the Third Temple. This will be the tribulation temple – in more ways than one!
The Third Temple will be a terrible demonstration of the fact the Jews at large; will still be in unbelief at that time. Their temple sacrifices will be a rejection of the sacrifice of Messiah and the torn veil. This is why they will experience ever increasing wrath at that time.
This is the “wrath-temple.” It is a rapture clock!
It is the rapture that is holding back this new doomed, temple of doom!
The Third Temple, Islam and the antichrist:
“The new temple will be a place of worship for all people!” Oh how sweet! The news media will cry out loud and long about that when time comes.
It is no accident that the Muslims claim the Temple Mount as theirs. It is no accident that the Muslim Dome of the Rock stands where the Jewish Temples once stood. It is no accident that Islam will be part of the new world order’s one-world religion. Jews (unsaved), nominal-professing Christians and Muslims will make up the central core of this evil, satanic, one-world religion.
Is it then any wonder or surprise that the antichrist, most probably a Muslim, will be able to walk into the new temple, unrestricted, to proclaim himself as God?
Today, The Temple Institute has made ready all implements, materials, convocations and even the Temple Priests for the Third Temple. They have drawn up the plans. They have the entire Temple ready and waiting for construction and operation.
But the Temple Mount is no longer, consecrated, holy ground! It is defiled and polluted with Islam. It is soon to be even more polluted, with interfaith religion and its desire for world ruler ship from that Mount.
O yes, the Third Temple is coming and it will be consecrated afresh, cleansed and prayed over by rabbinical priests. But they have no spiritual power. And then it will become intensely polluted by the antichrist himself at the half way mark through the tribulation period.
The deep satanic spiritual pollution of interfaith, Islam, Rabbinical Judaism, and nominal Christianity / Catholicism will all collectively exalt the Third Temple, but it will be a stench in the nostrils of God.
By the way, the Bible speaks of Jews who are not saved as the Synagogue of Satan. (Revelation 3:9)
Europe’s resistance to God is another nail in its coffin.
Europe’s desecration of God’s will, and disgusting, shameful condemnation of so-called Israeli settlements in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, the Golan and the West Bank, in effect hands the Temple Mount to the Palestinians.
Europe and the UN for that matter have in effect made a mockery of the outcome of the 1967 war in which Jerusalem (all of it) was returned to the Jews, in line with God’s word.
Europe and the UN have declared that East-Jerusalem, which includes the Temple Mount, as “occupied territory.” Islam, by numerous “fatwah’s “ has done the same.
Today, the unashamed goal of Europe and the UN is to make Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, a world-religion capital, but given to Palestinian claims first.
Here is a powerful answer to Europe, the UN and all nations and people opposing God’s will and plans. You can add to this Psalm 83!
Isaiah 8:9-10 “Be shattered, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear, all you from far countries; gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak the word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.”
The destruction of the new Third Temple:
Many people, Jews in particular, will be horrified at that headline above. They’re waiting for and expecting the Third Temple to be built and I’m talking about its destruction!
The Third Temple will be built and soon, but it will be the shortest surviving temple. It will last for three and a half years only.
And who will destroy it? It won’t be the Muslims! It will be our Lord Himself at the Second Coming. Do you think our Lord will use the temple, polluted by inter-faith, Islam and the antichrist for His rule and reign for a thousand years? Never!
We don’t know this, but it’s also possible that the earthquake that will strike the Mount of Olives and surrounding areas at the Second Coming also knocks down the temple.
Zechariah 14:4 “In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain will move towards the north and half towards the south.”
The two verses that imply our Lord will return to the Mount of Olives and then proceed through the now-closed Golden Gate into the temple should be taken cautiously. If you read the context surrounding them, they refer to the “east gate” of the Millennium temple, not even in Jerusalem.
It’s an amazing fact that the dispensation of the law, the sixty nine weeks of Daniel, was characterised by two temples. The dispensation of the tribulation, the seventieth week of Daniel, will be characterised by a temple. Then we go into the Millennium and there is no temple on the Temple Mount anymore.
You have to be blind, deceived or plain ignorant not to see dispensations here.
The Millennium Temple:
This temple will not be built in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount. It will be built 16 miles or 25 km to the north out in the desert. It will not be built with regular methods. It will be built by our Lord Himself at the command of His word.
Someone once said, “Oh that’s a long way off, so we don’t need to be concerned with it.” What if the Millennium is only seven or eight years away!
Ezekiel chapters 40 to 48 describe the Millennium temple.
Zechariah 6:13 offers more insight into this temple.
This is a huge subject. I’ll be doing a separate edition on it soon.
Possible Temple scenarios:
We are racing towards the close of the age and the start of the tribulation period, which requires a temple in Jerusalem, at least at the half way mark through the seven years.
●One very real, possible scenario is for war to break out and the Dome of the Rock to be a “victim”, clearing the mount for the Third Temple.
●Another possible scenario is for that war, or the ongoing conflict between Arabs and Jews, to result in a peace declaration or covenant of some sort which would contain a peace deal involving the Temple Mount. This could be part of Daniel 9:27.
●Another possible scenario is for a world inter-faith organisation to create a deal in which the Temple Mount and coming temple is shared between the major religions and becomes the desire and hope of the nations, the bridge between religions.
Any of these or a mix of them are real possibilities.
The issue with this entire subject is that it all points to the fact that time is just about up. If all the other signs and pointers are before us, this means that we will see all these begin to take place very soon.
Beware: The appearance of the Third Temple is prophesied. It will be built very soon. All those under the law will run to it, accept it and venerate it. Beware, my Messianic friends. Some of you are under the law and you know it. You are on thin ice!
I took this picture in a weird and wonderful, beautiful spot in the enormous Makgadigadi Desert, called Kubu Island. This is an awe-inspiring, spectacular and strange place. It’s all 4X4 territory and then only if it’s not flooded. There are no roads facilities or infrastructure at all. This desert is over 20,000 sq km in size.
If you would like to see more pictures of this “un-earthy” landscape, click HERE.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 323: August 3rd 2016
Terrorism – almost impossible to defeat, but its end is nigh!
Terrorism – almost impossible to defeat, but its end is nigh!
►Please note throughout this edition how amazingly relevant the Bible verses are that I’ve chosen, to today’s situation. They may as well have been written yesterday!
Terrorism is increasing in Europe, the USA, UK and other nations. It is getting worse. It must get worse if the world is fast approaching the tribulation period. Many people think that it’s just a passing situation and will soon be gone and done with.
Mark13:7 “When you hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that you are not troubled. For all these things must come to pass, but the end is still not yet.”
The original word used for “rumours” is Strong’s G189 = “Akoe.” The word is used to describe an audience hearing a report of, or hearsay of an event.
This is the secondary weapon of the terrorist. It is the fear created in and by the report of the event.
The turmoil, of terror creates the tumultuous headlines of revolution and mayhem. But we must know that the lawlessness and chaos of terrorism emanates directly from Satan himself.
You will be surprised how much the Bible has to say about terrorism and how relevant and accurate it is in today’s terms!
The big weapon of the terrorist is not bombs, bullets and murder, it is mass fear. Fear reduces your ability to defend yourself and when severe enough it, leads to giving up, capitulation and surrender.
Fear is a powerful weapon of the enemy, but in most cases is actually empty, unless you were directly hit. It is a weapon to intimidate and produce control. This is the central tenant of Satan and his ready hosts –Islam (and others).
Fear as the terrorist’s weapon, strikes much further and wider than the terror event. In fact its reach is worldwide.
The world is helpless in the face of terrorism and is at its mercy. Or is it?
This is the “or is it?” edition!
Terrorism, the definition:
The Bible uses a number of original words translated as “terror”. They each have very insightful meanings and are relevant to today’s situation. The original words used for “violence” are similar in many respects. The word “terror” appears 29 times in the Bible.
Terrorism is undeclared war and is particularly heinous and evil because it preys on soft, vulnerable targets, which are always innocent, in the fact that they are the soft public at large. Terrorism glorifies martyrdom at the expense of the softest of soft targets.
Proverbs 6:16-19 “These things the Lord hates: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift to run to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.”
God hates the shedding of innocent blood. This applies perfectly to terrorism, and by the way, it also applies perfectly to abortion.
It is Satan himself who comes to “kill, steal and destroy.” (John 10:10) The Quran calls its believers to violence 109 times.
Terrorism is a world war. It is WW111 in another form. It can’t be defeated with 10 atom bombs.
Here are some Bible definitions for you:
Terror: ●Hebrew= Strong’s H2847 – “Chittah”. Meaning = Terror, fear.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H928 – “Behalah”. Meaning = Sudden terror, panic and ruin.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H367 – “Eymah”. Meaning= Terror, idols, dread, terrible horror.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H4737 – “Maaratsah”. Meaning= Terror, violence, shock, awe.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H1091 – “Ballahah”. Meaning= Terror, dread, alarm, calamity.
●Greek= Strong’s G5401 – “Phobos”. Meaning= Fear, terror, dread, strike, terror.
Violence: Hebrew= Strong’s H2555 – Chamac (Hamas) Meaning= Cruelty, injustice, damage, terror.
So now, if we put all of these together we come up with a universal, biblical meaning of “terrorism.”
►Terror is a dreadful sudden-strike, an alarming, cruel, unjust, event, creating ruin, horror, panic, fear, shock, awe, dread, and calamity.
Terrorism’s weapon – fear:
Terrorism is primarily psychological warfare. If you think about it, just a few people dying in a terror attack rocks the whole civilised world by the fear it creates.
Fear: ●Hebrew= Strong’s H3372 – “Yare”. Meaning= Terrify, afraid, fear, awe, reverence, revere.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H3374 – “Yirah”. Meaning= Terrifying, awesome, fear.
●Hebrew= Strong’s H4172 – “Mowra”. Meaning= Awe-inspiring spectacle
●Greek= Strong’s G5401 – “Phobos”. Meaning= Fear, striking terror, dread.
●Greek= Strong’s G1167 – “Deilia”. Fear, cowardice.
Jeremiah 1:8 “Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you.”
The verse above is on the mark! Fear is the face of terrorism that the whole world sees.
►Fear is the way to overcome fear!
Proverbs 14:26-27 “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence...The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life to avoid the snares of death.”
If we as believers nurture and walk in the fear of the Lord, it will drive out the fear of the devil. It is the fear of the Lord that makes us strong and brings our Lord into our lives in a special way. Please study the fear of the Lord yourself. You will see amazing and wonderful benefits.
We could say: We must put our faith in the fear of the Lord.
***2 Chronicles 16:9 “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”
Psalm 11:5 “The Lord tests the righteous, but the wicked and the ones who love violence, His soul hates.”
Do you know that Islamic terrorists actually love violence!
Proverbs 29:10 “The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, but the just seek his wellbeing.”
Psalm 73:6 “Pride serves as their necklace; violence covers them like a garment.”
Islamic terror’s purpose:
The aim of Islamic terrorism, as far as Israel is concerned, is the same as Catholic-created replacement theology, now in most churches. It is to replace and get rid of the Jews. The aim is the same as Nazi Germany. The church does it by doctrine. The Nazi’s did it by murder and Islam does it by both.
The aim as far as the world is concerned, is world domination and control.
The underlying purpose behind Islamic terror is to create capitulation so that Islam and Sharia law can march in. But on the way to world domination, Islamic terror first has to get past Israel, subduing and converting the Jewish state to Sharia / Islam!
That is where Islamic terror meets its match and ultimate defeat.
Israel is called and chosen by God to become His great and final work in the world. The Jewish state will soon become Yeshua’s state, exalting the cross of Calvary, with Islam destroyed. How’s em apples, terrorist?
As Islamic terrorists hit soft targets, they, also infiltrate “soft” nations to start with. This is why Islamic terror, has such a tough time making any headway in Israel. Israel is Islam’s worst nightmare. Europe, on the other hand is Islam’s dream.
Europe is a leader in moral cowardice, surrender and hatred for God’s plans for Israel. Europe has become a good friend of the devil.
I have just read a shocking article on the rapid increase in anti-Semitism in Europe, France in particular. If you don’t think there is a relationship between Islamic terrorism and anti-Semitism in Europe, you don’t know God or His word at all.
You see, by importing great mobs of Muslim migrants, into Europe, the UK, US or anywhere, you are importing raw Islam. You are importing anti-Semitism! Please find me one active Muslim who is not deeply anti-Semitic! That person does not exist. You are importing enmity with God. You are importing your ultimate doom!
Learn your lessons from Israel, you stupid nations! But you won’t! You would rather attack Israel, because Satan is your god.
America, many are saying it’s too late for you. I’m not so sure.
America has been a great not because it has been good, but because it has been a nation under God, supportive of Israel. So, is the new bad of America going to sink her? God does not destroy a nation because of its sin. He allows a nation to fall because the light has gone out! So, can America still be spared? It’s really up to you...the light!
Why, the plague of terrorism?
There is a strong principle in the Bible in relation to defeating an enemy. This obviously is not relating to our personal walk as a Christian – that’s another subject. The principle is that if you won’t defeat your enemy, your enemy will defeat you!
Numbers 33:50-55 Instructions for the conquest of Canaan: “Moses, speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images and demolish all their high places...but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those who you let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.
The very real Palestinian problem of these days is a result of Israel disobeying the verses above!
Numbers 32:20-23 “Moses said to them; if you do this thing, if you arm yourselves before the Lord for the war, and all your armed men cross over the Jordan, until He has driven out His enemies from before Him and the land is subdued, then afterwards you may return and be blameless before the Lord and before Israel, and this land shall be your possession. But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out.”
Proverbs 1:24-27 “Because I have called and you have refused...you disdained My counsel and would have none of My reproof, I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.”
If only Israel obeyed these verses ages ago when they were given, the story would be different. But it’s not too late, and thankfully, Israel is now taking appropriate action.
The mass - media and terrorism:
The biggest problem people have, is wrongly identifying the problem! In a war, military advisers are normally key components of the defence force. In dealing with terror, it’s a different story.
The much greater problem stemming from this is that people go to the news media for their information. There is nothing wrong with getting the facts from the media, but be very careful when things spill over into opinion!
In fact if you receive the opinions of the mass - media, you are already defeated.
May I remind you of a truth I have mentioned many times: Satan is the “god of this world.” As such the mass media is his mouthpiece and deliverer of his opinions. Satan is the “kosomkratos” (world power). He is the deceiving power behind media.
The reason why most people can’t see Satan at work is because they are blind to the spiritual realm. It’s also because they have given themselves, albeit inadvertently, to him and come under his blinding force. (2 Corinthians 4:4). On top of this, they wilfully “believe not” the things of God. So God Himself has also blinded them. (2 Thessalonians 2:11)
Then add to these things the spiritual curses anti-Semites and anti-Semitic nations have inflicted upon themselves and you begin to see why so many people and nations are totally doomed today. (Genesis 12:3)
The blind mass-media pick on a few good Muslims doing good things (and there are many.) Then they extend that further in their blindness, saying that Islam is a religion of peace. Now they have given sanction to this evil religion of mass murder.
It is anything but a religion of peace, calling it’s believers to violence 109 times, including dismembering, torture, beheading and more.
The end objective of Islam is world domination and control. Oh yes they believe in peace...but what they mean by peace is the absence of resistance to Islam and forced submission to Sharia law, which violates untold numbers of human rights!
They have also contributed to deceiving the whole world. They identify some problem areas and then justify the rest of Islam and claim it is a religion of peace!
More lies have been invented and told by the mass-media about Israel than anything or anyone ever!
Political correctness is on the road to self - destruction and world war. The politically correct believe the incorrect mass - media and the political liars in power today. They refuse to see or even admit that the root of the terror-enemy is the religion of Islam.
You, my friends, need to know these things. The Christian world has had the great privilege of holding all these truths and answers in their hands for nearly 2000 years. But today, the blind guides in the pulpits have deprived and starved the sheep of these powerful truths.
Israel’s answer to terrorism:
Israel has had one victory after the next in conventional wars and in defeating terrorism. Today Israel is teaching other nations in Asia how to deal with terrorism. Surprisingly and shockingly, Europe and other nations, to a lesser extent criticise and blame Israel for the trouble.
How does Israel deal with terrorism? They identify it right on the nose and then they go after them and destroy them. Then, normally, a week or so later, the Israeli Defence Force goes in and demolishes the homes of the families of the terrorists. Unlike the terrorists, the IDF removes the family from the house before destroying it.
How does Europe deal with them – they invite them in, appease them, give them all sorts of rights in the name of political correctness, and then come crying to the world when they get blown up.
How many Quran-believing Muslim migrants are being allowed into Israel in the name of good neighbourly, political correctness...any ideas? None is the answer.
And how many Quran-believing Muslim migrants is Europe, the US and others taking in? A great mass is the answer.
God will use His and Israel’s enemies to punish Israel and bring the Jews to salvation. But do you think God will say thank you to His enemies for this work? He will kill them all!
Obadiah 1:10 “For violence (Lit-Chamac, Hamas in English) against your brother Jacob (Israel) shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever.”
Isaiah 10:33 “Behold, the Lord of hosts (armies) will lop off the bough with terror; those of high stature will be hewn down, and the haughty will be humbled.”
Terrorism will be defeated:
Ezekiel 13:18 “...Will you hunt the souls of My people and keep yourselves alive?”
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that terrorism is impossible to prevent with any normal defences. It’s impossible to safeguard all soft targets everywhere all the time. So in effect terrorism is the most powerful “weapon” in the world. Or is it?
There is a way and means of defeating terrorism. God advised it in His word. Israel has used this method and perhaps not surprisingly, Israel will totally defeat terrorism again.
The reason why Europe, the US and the UK won’t use this method is because they don’t want to. They have been blinded by God and the devil. They believe in the inerrant goodness of man and religion. They are too stupid to acknowledge God.
The only effective way to defeat terrorism is to defeat and break the back of the cause, which is Islam. Yes terrorism exists in other spheres, but not to the same extent as with Islam.
Pretty soon Islamic terror will have crossed the line. There is no doubt that Israel is Islam’s prime target. There is no doubt that Israel, currently on the sidelines, will soon be drawn into major Middle East conflict. There is no doubt that Islamic terror will soon step up activities in Israel.
There is no doubt that Israel will react in a way severe enough to destroy the Islamic soldiers of terror.
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.”
Psalm 125:3 “The sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.”
The sceptre of wickedness in the verses above is most certainly Islam!
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Ezekiel 35:12-14 “I, the Lord have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, ‘They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.’ Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them.’ Thus says the Lord God: ‘The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.” (Arab nations.)
Islamic terrorism is going to get a lot worse, before Israel and a few other nations rise up in fury and anger against it. But they are already sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
The amazing thing is that Europe and the world are and will turn against Israel more and more in the near future and it is Israel that will be serving the world by defeating and destroying this terrible enemy which the mass-media loves so much.
Oceans of peace
As believers living in the light and love of our Lord and the darkness and hatred of Islam all around us, we can and must live in internal peace. What a privilege we have.
Isaiah 66:12 “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream...and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
Psalm 91:5-6 “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that walks in neither the darkness, nor the destruction that lays waste at noonday.”
The great defeat of Islamic terrorism by God’s “battle-axe” Israel, will take place, but it will only be completed towards the end of the tribulation period. (Jeremiah 51:20) The beginning of the defeat of Islamic terror has begun.
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You.”
I took these pictures in beautiful Namaqualand, breaking the rules of photography, and shooting directly into the sun from a position lying flat on the ground and looking up. Once a year for a few weeks, this desert, a few thousand sq. kms in size becomes the most beautiful place on earth with wild flowers from horizon to horizon. It covers the west coast of South Africa extending into Namibia.
If you want to see more pictures of this wonderful, peaceful place, click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!