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●The recent US-led airstrike on Syria has led to a big zero again – so far. Israel was not involved in any way and no involvement came from Russia or Iran. Prophetically, it leaves us watching and waiting again. Of course, Russia may respond militarily at any time. We will watch. But for now it’s a waiting game again, and not the big event many are saying. It does however consolidate the players, identifying them. But they are still in the wings of the stage. There have been many threats and rhetoric from some nations, including Iran, but no action. Do bear in mind that this entire issue is volatile and can change in a flash...and probably will.
●As Israel warms up for its 70-year birthday celebrations, census numbers have been released. The population inside Israel now stands at 8.842 million. This is 43% of world Jewry. I wonder when it will hit the important biblical number of 888. Pretty soon I think!
●Funny thing this: The UN has just celebrated “International Day of Happiness.” Israel ranks highest in the “happiness” stakes – (BIN)
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 66. 22nd December 2010
In this edition:
●The horrors of Christmas.
The horrors of Christmas...a big shock!
If you do one thing, read and re-read the verses of scripture in this edition.
The errors of Christmas, Easter and all the other Catholic-introduced convocations and traditions are a lot more horrific and dangerous than most people can even imagine. The dangers, deceptions and results thereof are massive beyond imagination and the subject of this edition. I have dealt with some of these issues in previous editions, but this is mostly material I haven't used yet.
Catholicism is the link in the chain uniting so-called Christianity with paganism. Christmas is only one of hundreds of pagan / heathen demonic practises.
Many people have invisible giants in their lives fighting to keep them defeated. Traditionalism is its name. These demonic giants, walls, or barriers are obstacles to God and need to be broken down, if you want to move ahead and forward with our Lord.
To practise a lie, believing it is the truth, is true deception.
What is Christmas:
It's full name is Christ Mass. It comes from the term Cristes Maesse first practised in 1038. This is the Catholic tradition of the Eucharist, in which they believe transubstantiation takes place. In other words the bread (wafer) miraculously becomes the actual body of Christ and the wine becomes the actual real blood of Jesus.
If this were the case, they are cannibals. But worse than that, if this were true, they would be forever killing the Lord. The Bible declares that He "died once and for all". The Christ Mass repeats His dying over and over again making a mockery of the crucifixion and resurrection.
Malachi 1:7 "You offer defiled food on My alter."
The Eucharist is delivered to the unsuspecting (but blind) people by men in pretty frocks wearing hats (mitre) in honour of the Babylonian fish-god Dagon. These completely deceived men insist on being called 'father'. The Bible says "call no man on earth father" (Matthew 23:9)
The 25th of December is not the birthday of Jesus. This day was chosen in the fourth century. It is the birthday of the many pagan gods. This day was not practiced by the early church ever.
It comes from the celebration of the reincarnation or birthday of Babylonian sun god Nimrod as little baby Tamuz at the time of the winter solstice. It was adopted by the Catholic church and eventually passed on to most of Christendom.
Nimrod, according to Babylonian tradition married his mother Semiramis. He was killed. Semiramis then taught her followers that Nimrod was re-born as Tammuz, a spirit being. At the spot where he died a dead evergreen tree sprung to life. She taught that Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree just after the solstice day (December 25th) and receive gifts left under the tree.
By the way, the Catholic / Anglican sign of the cross made over one's chest is actually the letter T which was originally done in worship of Tammuz!
Semiramis was also known as Ishtar from where Easter is derived.
Mistletoe came into the picture because of its supposed healing power in practices done on the winter solstice day by the pagans.
Yule is the name of a major pagan practise. Round Yule logs were lit in honour of the evil god Thor. Yule is also a word meaning 'wheel' and is also a symbol of sun-worship. Pagan witches, wiccans and others still celebrate Yule to this day.
The Christmas ham is also called the Yule-ham. The Yule-ham must be round for the same reason. Apart from that, ham is not kosher for the Jew. This is one of the reasons why Christmas keeps the Jew out.
December 25th is also the birthday of the unconquerable sun known as Sol Invictus. This is depicted throughout Catholicism with images of the sun and sun bursts. All of these things come right out the occult.
For those interested you can check out some of these things here:
Be warned, it's a witchcraft site.
Most Christians don't know that witches and other devil worshippers rejoice at the fact that Christians have been bewitched into the occult, in these pagan traditions.
Here is a good website with a large collection of facts and images linking Catholicism and other world religions to the occult:
Here is another good site with tons of information:
The Christmas tree:
Jeremiah 10:2-6 "Do not learn the way of the heathen...for the customs of the people are futile; for one cuts down a tree from the forest with the axe and decorates it with silver and gold. They fasten it down so it will not fall...they cannot speak, do not be afraid of them for they cannot do evil." The Hebrew word 'hebel' is the word used for 'futile'. It means literally 'false' or 'transitory'. Commentary on this word associates it with a transit or journey. It's worth bearing in mind that once you step onto the territory of the demonic you are on a slippery slope!
Some people misread the verse above to mean that there is no harm in Christmas. That verse means there is no harm, evil or good in the tree itself. the tree is an inanimate object. But worship imputed to it is dangerous and completely wrong. That's why the verse says; "don't learn the ways of the heathen!"
The Christmas tree originates in ancient Canaanite and Phoenician pagan worship. The tree was seen as a fertility symbol by them. Various aspects of the decorated tree symbolised the male sex organ like the pole, round balls etc. The female sex organ was depicted in circular wreaths. It went further: Gold and silver balls on the trees also symbolised the worship of the sun and moon.
There are numerous stories of Jews being tied to evergreen trees on December 25th and set alight, during the Catholic ordained inquisitions. The murderers would ride between the burning bodies on their horses chanting "hep hep horary" H.E.P. is the Latin acronym for "Jerusalem is fallen" The funny thing is that the Bible says "Babylon is fallen" (See edition 59 for more)
The exchanging of gifts at this time has no Biblical root. It is self indulgent commercialism. The story of the three wise men giving gifts to out Messiah has nothing to do with His birthday. It had already passed by the time they arrived. Note that the wise men brought gifts for Messiah. they didn't receive gifts. There was no general giving out of and swapping of gifts. Today if you want to do that, the best gift you can give our Messiah is saved people! But don't expect a gift in return, this side of eternity.
Santa Claus is also called old Nick. This is an ancient term for the devil. (see edition 59 for more)
Matthew 15:9 "And in vain they worship Me teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."
Mark7:9 "All too well you reject the commandments of God that you may keep your tradition."
Luke6:46 "Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and do not do the things that I say."
Mark 7:13 "You make the word of God of no effect by your traditions handed down".
God says don't learn the way of the heathen. The church says do. The church says don't keep the feasts of the Lord, God says do.
Why does God command His people not to learn the ways of the pagans. Maybe it's because He wants to spoil our fun. No, not at all. He wants to protect us and preserve us. He wants us to be holy His way. Whenever His people, Jews or Gentiles mess with the occult they are in extreme danger. All you have to do is look at Israel's history to see that in action!
The source of Christmas, Easter and other traditions:
The Roman emperor Constantine (statue above) was the tenth in a succession of Roman emperors from the time of our Lord. The previous nine, motivated by Satan launched the most cruel and vicious murderous attacks on the largely Jewish early church. Satan tried his best to stamp out the church through persecution. He failed. Then under Constantine, Satan brought in his big trick, which was to defeat the church from within. Constantine made Christianity compulsory, but changed the entire nature and character the church, by introducing many Babylonian, occult, pagan practices. Constantine was himself involved with these.
Interestingly Ratzinger in the image above is wearing a mitre. Side on, this hat is shaped like a fish with an open mouth. It's exactly the same as the hats worn by the Babylonians in honour of the fish-god Dagon. He also has sun-bursts on his robe which are in honour of the sun-god. He also has Maltese crosses around his neck, which represent conquering the four corners of the world. These were also used by the Nazi's. Constantine had a vision in which he was instructed to "conquer the world".
Constantine, like his predecessors hated the Jews. This hatred progressed and deepened during his reign. Such an individual was a prime tool in Satan's hands.
●The real deeper reason for changing the identity of the church and redefining it completely, was to keep the Jews out.
The Jews had been in Babylonian captivity before, for seventy years. They knew and still know all about its practices. You can check this out in any Jewish encyclopaedia. So, now we have a church full of Babylonian practices. It's no wonder most Jews will spit before walking into any church.
If they have been in Babylonian captivity before, why would they again want to do the same now?
Constantine inaugurated the first ecumenical (world) council at Nicaea in 321. This was where most of the pagan traditions became entrenched in the church. Jews including Jewish believers were banned from this council. Amongst many other things, those that practised the baptism of the Spirit were banned from Nicaea. Special onerous taxes were imposed on Jews. The death penalty was imposed on Jews who remained faithful to the early church, the way it was at first.
Jews were made to participate in the pagan practises of the new Babylonian flavoured church. They were forbidden to perform circumcisions. An edict was issued by Constantine forbidding marriage between Jews and Christians. Jews were classed as "Ignominious and bestial". A law was passed forbidding Jews from entering Jerusalem. All Jews living within the Roman empire had their civil rights stripped away. The Jews were called the "killers of Jesus" from this time on. Sermons inciting the murder of Jews were common. There was no punishment for killing a Jew.
The first mass extermination of Jews began in Jerusalem around this time. (This you'll only find in Jewish encyclopaedias.)
The Sabbath was changed to Sunday in honour of the sun god. Christmas, Easter, infant sprinkling and many other convocations of Babylon and Egypt origin were made official, while the observance of the Feasts of the Lord, Passover and others were banned. Salvation was by church membership, infant sprinkling and how much money you gave to the church.
Although Constantine stopped the persecution of the church, he was a mass murderer. He executed one of his own sons, his wife and numerous others who got in his way. This was the leader who was responsible for the transformation of the early church into a coercive, cruel, controlling body that would later murder untold millions of Jews in the inquisitions.
I bring you all of this to paint a picture of where we are now and how we got here. I hope you can see that the seeds of the Holocaust were born long ago in association with this evil heathen church. In fact if we could count all the Jews killed by the Catholic church prior to the inquisitions, and during them, I wonder what the number would be.
●The early church was born on the Feast of Pentecost in the supernatural outpouring of the Spirit. This powerful church born in Jerusalem, was welcoming to the Jew and Gentile and was the real "light of the world." It brought love and salvation to the world.
●In 325 AD a new counterfeit church was born in Rome with the banning of Spirit baptism. It hated and persecuted the Jews and introduced the dark ages to the world! It brought hatred, mass murder and torture to all who opposed it.
Revelation 2:24 "But to you I say and the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, and who have not know the depths of Satan, as they call them, I will put on you no extra burden"
The problem is that people don't question, when these things are of vital importance. Blind crowd followers are in immense danger especially at this time.
I recall arguing with a pastor on these issues back in the late 70s. After pointing out all of these verses he finally conceded. Then he said that he couldn't do anything about it though, because the people wouldn't like the removal of Christmas etc. I said to him, "So you work for the people first and God second!" Thank you Nelson for showing me firsthand how to lead your flock astray!
There will always be a remnant who will shun the traditions of the masses, no matter what the pressure is, and follow our Lord.
Romans11:5 "Even so at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Zephaniah 3:13 "The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies..."
Revelation 12:17 and 14:12 We see that a remnant in the last days will have the testimony of Jesus and will obey the commands of God, while the masses follow the crowd blindly.
The shocking, behind-the-scenes truth:
Satan knows his future. He obviously wants to prolong his time as god of this world and delay his coming removal into hell at the Second Coming of our Jewish Messiah. He tried to interfere with God's plans all along since the days of Adam. He tried to prevent the first coming of our Lord by killing all the Jewish males under two years old. He tried various things along the way to obstruct our Lord. All failed.
Satan's big thing now is to prolong the "times of the Gentiles". The Bible teaches that the "times of the Gentiles" will soon come to an end and then salvation goes to the Jews in a significant way. The Second Coming is directly related to the salvation of the Jews. This is when Satan is bound and cast out into hell.
Can you see it? Can you see why Satan has infiltrated the church with paganism?
Let's remember that the Biblical order is that the gospel should go to the Jew first and the Gentile (Romans1:16). The duty of the church is to make the Jew jealous so that he would want to come into the church and get saved. (Romans 11:14)
Only when salvation goes to the Jews en-mass in the tribulation period will our Messiah return.
Okay, so how does Satan prolong the times of the Gentiles and prevent salvation going to the Jews? Simply by removing the true Hebraic character of the church and completely Romanising it and filling it with occult convocations which the Jews will have no part with.
Pagan Christmas, Easter and the like are foreign and reprehensible to the Jew. The Jews have turned back to foreign gods many times in their past and been severely punished, they're not going to do it again.
Jeremiah 11:10-11"They have turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers who refused to hear My words and they have gone after other gods to serve them...Therefore, I will surely bring calamity on them, which they will not be able to escape; and though they cry out to Me I will not listen to them."
Micah1:7 "All her carved images shall be beaten to pieces and all her pay as a harlot shall be burned with fire; and her idols I will lay desolate."
Jeremiah15:19-21 "If you return, then I will bring you back; You shall stand before Me if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them and I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall and they will fight against you but will not prevail...I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked."
When was Yeshua / Jesus born?:
Sukkoth (Tabernacles) is a time of joy to world. Deut16:13-14. You shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven days...and you shall rejoice in the feast..." This feast is introduced with a shofar blast and is concluded with another series of blasts.
Various elaborate calculations have been done based on the date of the triumphal entry to Jerusalem (which can be worked out from Daniel's 70 weeks) and also from the date of the crucifixion which was during Passover. Going back to the year of His birth, the date that comes up is Sukkoth (Tabernacles) This is the most likely date, but it's not important simply because God doesn't give us the exact date without any doubt. There is no command to celebrate the birthday of the Lord in the Bible. These calculations are most probably right, but it's not important anyway.
Zechariah 14:16-17 "It shall come to pass that everyone who is left out of all the nations which came against Jerusalem, shall go from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain." This means simply that well into the future, we are commanded to keep Sukkoth.
The seven feasts of the Lord all have a prophetic aspect to them. Four have been fulfilled and three have a future fulfilment. That is an absolute guarantee! Sukkoth will also be the time of the Second Coming. It makes perfect sense if both the first coming and the Second Coming are associated with Sukkoth.
There are some who have worked out that the conception would have been at the time of Hanukkah. This feast is associated with miracles and light. It's also called the "festival of light". Our Messiah was conceived miraculously and is called "the light of the world"
Yeshua/Jesus was born when shepherds were in the fields which could not have been in mid winter in Israel (25th December). Temperatures drop under freezing point then. All the Jews were commanded to come to Jerusalem for the feast of Sukkoth, which would have been why the hotels were full.
A Sukkoth is a temporary dwelling, shelter or booth. The symbolism of the Sukkoth /Tabernacles relates to God coming and dwelling with us. The booth symbolises the temporary nature of this. At the first coming of our Lord He came to this earth temporarily.
The Hebrew word Sukkah comes from Genesis 33:17 Jacob made "booths" for his livestock and called them Sukkah. So, the word for a stable is a Sukkah. Our Lord was born in a stable or Sukkah.
Yeshua/Jesus Himself never celebrated his own birthday. He did celebrate all the feasts. The first early church believers celebrated the feats of the Lord and not any of the pagan traditions.
Because the masses do something it does not make it right with God.
Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way which seems right to man, but the end thereof is death."
Deuteronomy 12:29-31 "When the LORD thy God cuts off the nations, which you go to disposes and you displace them and dwell in their land , take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you and that you do not enquire after their gods saying "How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.." You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way."
Exodus 23:24-25 "Do not bow down before their gods to serve them, nor do according to their works, but you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars. So, you shall serve the Lord God and he will bless your bread and your water and take sickness away from your midst."
Exodus 34:12-17 "Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going lest it be a snare in your midst. You shall destroy their alters, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images. For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord whose name is jealous is a jealous God...You shall make no moulded gods for yourself."
Are you suggesting, Joel, that Christians who celebrate Christmas are not saved? Not by any means. But we can say that they have been sidetracked into unintentional devil worship by their many practices! Most are completely ignorant of these things. There will always be a remnant who will desire to do God's truth, while the masses blindly follow the god of this world.
Read the verses in this edition again!
There is only one way you can celebrate Christ Mass, Easter and the other pagan, satanic traditions of the church and that is by casting down God's word and replacing it with your own words and the word of the devil, originated in the Catholic church. Maybe you should burn your Bible before celebrating Christmas, then it can't condemn you!
On a personal note, I come under a lot of attack for articles like this, specifically from Catholics and other so-called Christians. Many people hate having their nice comfortable traditions questioned, never mind being told that they are devil-worshippers, weather they know it or not.
Rather than becoming hostile, God would have you "examine your ways to see whether you are in the faith" (2Corinthians 13:5) That means question things with the Bible as a point of reference. If there are things which need changing, (and that is common to all of us), then do so. You'll find a new joy in your life.
There are two easy ways to see if a convocation or tradition is right or wrong. (1) Is it clearly in the Bible. (2) Does the unsaved world at large recognise it or reject it. The world will receive that which is born of the god of the world, Satan and will reject that born of the true God. Christmas, Easter etc. are accepted by the world while the feasts of the Lord, Passover etc are not.
Revelation 12:9 "So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world..."
●The shocking conclusion in all of this is that the churches that celebrate and participate in these occult practices are in fact prolonging Satan's time as god of this world and preventing the Jews from coming into the church for salvation. This obviously delays the coming of the Lord, which is Biblically associated with the salvation of the Jews.
Thankfully, God is now doing a new thing with the exciting new Messianic movement. He is leaving behind those trapped in evil traditions.
Most Messianic fellowships never had any part with these occult traditions from their start, others have long since abandoned them. Some churches that are in the process of metamorphosis, still cling to them, but are moving forward bit by bit
Sadly, the pastors, ministers, and very reverends of the church will slam us Messianic believers for following and obeying God's word, while they continue in the heathen practises.
God says that the gospel must go to the Jew first then the Gentile. God says that the Gentile church is to make the Jew jealous, so that they will come in and get saved. God says don't learn the ways of the heathen. God says do keep the feasts of the Lord.
The church does the exact opposite of what God says!
The Bible describes two women. One is a representative of God's way and the other of the devil's way. Here they are:
Jeremiah 6:2 "I have likened the daughter of Zion to a lovely and delicate woman."
Revelation 17:5 "and on her forehead a name was written: Mystery Babylon the great mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth."
Pastor Christmas, what is your answer? You don't need to tell me, but God will require an answer from you, and for all the people you have led into spineless compromise.
I recently saw a tele-evangelist saying: "We need to...wait for it...put Christ back into Christmas". Then came roaring applause. Christ was never in, nor ever will be in Christmas!!!
You know, dear reader, it's such a wonderful, liberating, clean, and holy thing to obey our Lord. If you have been involved in all these things, you need to repent, turn your back on the devil and move forward into the new things that are of God. Our Messiah will send you soaring to new heights with Him.
It's easy to face rejection and persecution from pagan practitioners, when you know you are in God's word and filled with His truth, purity and cleanliness.
Be warned, this is not some innocent, small issue. Christmas, Easter and the other Babylonia traditions are all part of the great Satanic plan called replacement theology. It's all part of the church that will be "cut off" and be "spewed out"
Revelation 18:4 "And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her My people lest you share in her sins and lest you receive her plagues."
Heaven or hell:
Happy kid with your Christmas present, your parents are training you well for hell. Standing right behind you are demons too big and powerful for you to take care of. You can grow up blindly following the traditions taught to your parents by Satan himself, or you can break free and turn your back on these things. Make no mistake these are not innocent practises. Learn what is right, even now.
Hey young man, your parents are preparing you well to meet your Messiah with confidence. Hanukah, not Christmas is one of the feats of the Lord. It symbolises the Light of the world - Yeshua/ Jesus Himself. Christmas is the way of darkness. You are choosing the way of Light. Keep it up, it's all part of the way to heaven.
Here is a beautiful woodcut by Gustave Dore. It's the regular nativity scene, but now we know this event happened on Sukkoth. Yeshua/ Jesus was born in a Sukkah
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 65. 19th December 2010
In this edition:
●The great restoration
The great restoration:
Renovation, restoration and renewal is coming.
If you say you love our Lord, that's good. Here are some signs of someone who really does love our Lord: They will be holy and have a desire to be more holy. They will hate sin, evil and obstructions to God's work. They will see, love and partake in God's work. They will know Him and His word and keep His word. If they have been side tracked by the devil, they will want to put it right.
Acts 3:19-23 "Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out and times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord and He may send Jesus Christ whom was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, that God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since the world began."
Let's have a look at what this "restoration" is, when and how it is coming and what our response should be now.
Firstly the above verses assume that a restoration of all things is coming either at or just before the Second Coming. That's not too far from now.
The Bible also makes it clear that this restoration is going to be of "all things."
We can safely assume that at the Second Coming, the Millennium will be set up. This thousand year rule of Christ will most certainly be the complete "restoration of all things."
All the governments of the world will be destroyed, all evil will be gone. Satan will be bound, and perfect, radically changed environment will be here.
But there is another aspect to this restoration that we need to look at. Restoration of many things is in fact starting now. God is at work restoring a great many things now, just before the Second Coming. It's really exciting!
Restoration presumes that the subject of the restoration is broken.
Let's identify what has been broken and will be restored in our day:
●The church is broken. It is divided against itself. It is full of occult traditions. A new holiness in the church is desperately needed.
●The return of the Jews to their Messiah in repentance and a new holiness.
●Restoration of the whole land of Israel and all of Jerusalem to the Jews. Both houses of Israel and the lost tribes will be restored. This is beautifully portrayed in the prophecy of dry bones. (Ezekiel 36)
●Restoration of the temple on the temple mount.
●Restoration of revival, evangelism and the lost being saved. It's a logical presumption that when the church is in its restored and proper state that the power of God will be restored in a greater dimension to the church. The great end-time revival will occur in association with revival within the church
The great and terrible restoration:
It will be a terrible time in history just before the coming of Messiah for those not open to God's work.
Isaiah 13:6-11 "Wail for the day of the Lord is at hand. It will come as destruction from the almighty, therefore all hands will be limp, every man's heart will melt and they will be afraid, pangs and sorrows will take hold of them; they will be in pain as a woman in childbirth; they will be amazed one with another, their faces will be like flames. Behold the day of the Lord comes, cruel with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate and He will destroy it's sinners from it. I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible."
Matthew 13:41-42 "The son of man will send forth His angles and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father."
Psalm 102: 8 "My enemies reproach me all day long and those who deride me swear an oath against me." verse13: "You will arise and have mercy on Zion for the time to favour her, yes the set time has come.
Psalm 102:16-18 "For (lit- when) the Lord shall build up Zion He shall appear in His glory...This will be written for a generation to come." (lit-the last)
Derek Prince commented on this Psalm above: "God is speaking here to the Gentile nations. He is saying "I'm planning to restore My Jewish people to the land that I gave them and to salvation. If you come against or hinder Me, I will treat you as My enemies."
Jeremiah 6:17-18 " I have set watchmen over you saying 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet !' But they said 'We will not listen.' Therefore hear you nations...I will bring calamity on this people."
The above verse is a tragedy. It shows that God has warned people time and again, but many will not listen.
Malachi 3:2 "But who can endure in the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiners fire."
Zechariah 13:4 "I will bring the one third through the fire, which will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name and I will answer them. I will say this is My people; and each one will say, the Lord is my God."
God will restore the church:
The feasts of the Lord, the Sabbath, Passover and other Biblical convocations have been lost from the church and replaced with many Roman convocations and traditions, born in Babylon and Egypt. These were designed by Satan to change and "Romanise" the church to keep the Jews from the church. This then continues the times of the Gentiles, (Luke 21:24) which itself delays salvation going to the Jews. (Romans 11:26) This of course delays the Second Coming, simply because the coming of the Lord is in association with the salvation of the Jews.
The return of our Lord sees the defeat of Satan and his world. Obviously Satan wants to prolong his time. When the times of the Gentiles are completed salvation comes to the Jews en-mass. So, if Satan can keep the Jews from salvation he is also preventing the Second Coming and prolonging his own time as god of the world.
Can you see why a church restored to the truth is so important?
Ephesians 5:27 "He might present to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish."
2 Corinthians 11:2 "For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy, for I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."
2 Corinthians 6:17 "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord, do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."
The heart of modern Christianity is rooted in the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. All Jews were banned from Nicea. This was where a new Roman flavoured church was born. The early church was born in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Nicea banned the baptism of the Spirit and birthed an idolatrous church.
There are two women contrasted in the Revelation. The one is a beautiful woman in pure white, representing saved Israel. The other is a whore in scarlet riding a beast, filled with idolatry, representing the Catholic church and much of the modern church. Interestingly, the whore removed the feasts and changed the Sabbath, replacing them with idolatry and the woman in white does no such thing.
God will restore the church to the way it was before Nicea.
God will restore Israel to Himself:
Jeremiah 50:6 "My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray"
Jeremiah 31:10 "Here the word of the Lord O nations (Gentile) and declare it in the Isles afar off and say, 'He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him as a shepherd does his flock."
Hosea 14:4-8 "I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for my anger has turned away from him. I will be like the dew to Israel. He will grow like the lily and lengthen his roots like Lebanon. His branches shall spread. His beauty shall be like the olive tree...Ephraim shall say, what have we to do with idols anymore?"
Jeremiah 31:21 "Set up signposts, make landmarks; set your heart towards the highway, the way in which you went, turn back O virgin of Israel, turn back to these your cities."
Jeremiah 50:4-5 "In those days, the children of Israel shall come; with continual weeping they will come and seek the Lord their God. They shall ask the way to Zion saying 'Come let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that will not be forgotten."
Jeremiah15:19-21 "If you return, then I will bring you back; You shall stand before Me if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them and I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall and they will fight against you but will not prevail...I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked."
Jeremiah 31:28 "It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them (Israel) to pluck up to break down to throw down to destroy and to afflict, so I will watch over them to build and to plant says the Lord...Behold the days are coming says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah."
A new Temple will be built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem very soon. For those interested in this great subject see www.templeinstitute.org
Here are some of the new Temple implements that have recently been made and are now waiting and ready for the coming Temple (below)
Isaiah 2:2-3 "It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on top of the mountain and shall be exalted above the hills and all nations shall flow to it. Many shall come and say, let us go up to the house of the God of Jacob..."
Interestingly when David liberated Jerusalem, it took one generation for the building of Solomon's Temple. Jerusalem was restored to Jewish control in 1967. It could be very soon until Temple construction. (See edition 5 for more)
The new church:
Here is a big shock for many. God is leaving you behind! Yes He is. He is moving forward with a truly wonderful new work.
Restoration must be to God's pattern and plan. His plan is to create one new glorious church that is not divided. It will be in unity, with those not in agreement left out. It will have all of the pagan, occult influences removed. It will be a church that is welcoming to the Jew and Hebraic in character. It will be just like the early church was before the advent of Constantine and the Catholics.
Jeremiah 6:16 "Stand in the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths where the good way is and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls."
The real Messianic movement consists of Jews and Gentiles. This is the Abrahamic expression of faith.
The true Messianic believer is trans-covenant, having both the old and new in operation. In the early church, Gentiles were never required to convert to Judaism. But they were Sabbath, Passover and feast observers. The Catholic church re-constructed the church led by Satan, to keep it separate from the Jews and to keep them out of the church. For many years the Jews and those who remained faithful to the pure doctrine of the early church were seen as "enemies of the empire".
There is big difference between legalistically keeping days and traditions and observing or honouring the days, feasts and convocations of the Lord. We don't come under a legalistic spirit, but we do what our Lord commands.
The true Messianic believer is God's new work. Members are Jews, Gentiles, ex-Muslims, Arabs, Zulus and everything in between. There is no single leader, organisation or central body. Some have tried to take control of it, but all have failed. The Holy Spirit Himself is building and leading this wonderful new expression of faith. Our source of unity is the Bible itself.
The Messianic movement is closely involved with the largest revival of Jews since the days of the early church. Never before have so many Jews come to know their Messiah and it's early days! Many Jews are finding that Yeshua / Jesus is not a Gentile false prophet.
When the Jews find out that Yeshua / Jesus never destroyed the Torah, but fulfilled it and kept all the feasts, Passover and the Sabbath and when they find out He was born on Sukkot and not on the Babylonian birthday of the sun, and when they find out that He was crucified on Passover...then they see with new eyes.
Many Jews will spit before walking into a church. Few will. They feel warmly welcome in Messianic fellowships.
The church is now being restored in preparation for the coming of Messiah, where He will enter Jerusalem through the Golden Gate and set up His rule and reign in the new rebuilt Temple.
The Catholic church had no authority to change the Sabbath and Passover to Easter (which is the name of a Babylonian sex-goddess) They had no authority to introduce Christ Mass and no authority to declare babies saved at infant baptism.
If your church leaves out a whole lot of Bible truth it is doing you a huge injustice. If it adds to it's gospel things not in the Bible or things commanded against in the Bible it is doing you an even greater injustice.
Revelation 22:18 "For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city and from the things written in this book.
Deuteronomy 4:2 "You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take away anything from it, that you may keep the commands of the Lord your God which I commanded you."
Today there is a great multitude of believers who are not happy in their traditional churches. Many don't know why. They just feel as though there is something missing. They are quite right. (By the way it's not just the traditional churches either!) The pastors and teachers are not preaching from the Bhagavad Gita. They use the Bible. But it's what is not being preached that's the problem.
Things commanded by our Lord have been ignored and things commanded against are observed.
The Messianic movement is far from perfect, but it rejects everything the Bible condemns and affirms what the Bible affirms. You can see this clearly by the fact that it is hated by those bound in tradition. The Messianic movement is like returning to your first love!
Isaiah 66:17 "Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves shall go to the gardens."
God is going to restore all things to the way they should be. What wonderful words those are. In the process God is going to destroy all things that offend and are wrong. It's going to happen in fullness.
The big question is; if it's going to happen , why wait, when there is so much that can be done now?
Well, you can wait if you like, but you will be delaying the inevitable! That's not very clever.
Some of course, won't change. They are bound in traditionalism. They are in God's way and will get run over.
Daniel 11:35 "Some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, and to make them white, until the time of the end; for it is still for the appointed time."
Daniel 12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise will understand."
Heaven or hell:
Dear old lady, you look as though life has given you a hard time. When you die it could get a lot harder, or it could be the greatest relief you could ever imagine! There's a new life waiting for you. God has an amazing plan for you even though your life is almost over. What a tragedy it would be if you miss that plan and it's glorious consequenses.
Hi Mam. Guess what? Your kingdom is about to be taken over. Yes it is and you will no longer be queen. Yeshua/Jesus is going to destroy your kingdom and take over complete ruler ship. He won't be ruling from Buckingham Palace either. Are you ready to receive Him at His coming? You may be queen, but you still need to get saved. If not you may find that your eternal abode is with Adolf, Mussolini, Napoleon and others. Wouldn't that be a turn of events!
Here is a beautiful painting by Rembrandt of Jeremiah the weeping prophet.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 64. 13th December 2010
In this edition:
●Why the unsaved are unsaved
Why the unsaved are unsaved:
This question has puzzled the minds of a great many believers in our Lord for a long time. Why is it that so many can't see what you see? Why is it that so many won't respond to the salvation call, when it's the most important issue of all time? Why is that so many can't see their coming horrific judgement?
These are some of the questions that we'll have a look at in this edition. This will clear up many of these mysteries.
Let's firstly identify what salvation is and isn't:
There's no formula for how salvation comes, but there are some essentials. Salvation is called the new birth. A natural birth happens at a point in time and space. The new birth is no different. The new birth is not becoming a believer. "Even the demons believe and shudder" says the Bible. It is a regeneration and re-creation of your spirit, as you, in all sincerity consciously invite the Lord into your heart. The new birth does not affect your mind or soul, that has to be "renewed daily with the Word" (Romans 12:2 ) This is after the new birth or spirit salvation. You then become more and more of a believer in the word of our Lord.
The new birth is exclusive. It comes only through the finished work of the cross of Calvary and the cleansing work of the shed blood of our Messiah. There are many fruits of salvation. If you are truly saved your life's direction will take a dramatic turn. You will be led by the new indwelling Spirit of God, now residing in your spirit. You will be led to renew your mind, forsake error and sin, follow and get to know our Lord as your own Father, Brother and best Friend.
The new birth is not deciding to be good. It is not based on works of any quantity or quality. It has nothing to do with social standing or lack of it. Works etc. come into play after salvation.
Main reasons why the unsaved are unsaved:
●Spiritual blindness caused by pride. ●Influence of crowd psychology. ●Demonic activity through generational curses. ●Hard hearts. ●Influence of Hollywood and celebrity and the love of evil. ●Disunity in the church and spineless evangelism. ●If there is a God, He loves everyone, so I'm okay ●Parents ●No preaching of the law. ●The removal of hell from modern preaching. ●Nations turning against God and Israel. ●Ignorance of the days of judgement.
Let's have a look at these in more detail:
People remain unsaved because they can't see kingdoms in conflict. They can't see the Kingdom of God. They have no spiritual eyes...they are truly blind.
John 3:3 "Unless you are born again you can't see the Kingdom of God."
Matthew 11:25-26 "I thank you Father Lord of heaven and earth because you have hidden these things from the wise and the prudent and have revealed them to babes." This section of scripture is headed "Woe to the impenitent cities." It means very clearly that the things of God are hidden to the rebellious and those that are wise in their own eyes. The term "babes" implies humility and trust.
The opposite view to the above verse is contained in Psalm 25:14 "The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him and He will show them His covenant."
John 14:17 "The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, for He will be with you and in you."
2 Corinthians 4:4 "The god of this world has blinded the minds of them that believe not, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God should shine in on them."
Isaiah 44:18 "They do not know nor understand for He has shut their eyes so that they can't see and shut and darkened their hearts so that they can't understand."
Daniel 12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand."
The above verses make it very clear why the unsaved are unsaved. They can't see into the spirit realm at all. They can't see or understand real truth. They can't because both God and the god of this world, Satan has blinded them. As such they can't see their need for salvation or their coming ride to hell.
The answer is to let them know why they can't see and what the solution is. If an unsaved person understands why he can't see what you do, or why he needs salvation, then the door to his salvation has just opened. The Lord needs just a small crack in the door of the person's heart to enter in with salvation. Many people don't know the truth because they don't want to. There is no crack in the door for God to get in with the smallest morsel of truth.
You can't make a blind person see. Only God can, but now you know and the individual knows why he is in such a state. The answer is contained in this simple verses..."You must be born again."
Once a person is born again, the Holy Spirit moves into that person's heart and God now opens their spiritual eyes, but there is still an ongoing work which needs to be done as we follow our Lord. After salvation we need to be equipped with the gifts of the Spirit of God so that we can then see the road ahead. We need the gifts of the Spirit to be effective in our walk and calling and to see the blinding work of the devil.
John 16:13 "When He the Spirit of truth has come He will lead you into all truth."
John 18:37 "...Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."
Spiritual blindness is always related to pride, self righteousness or self assurance. The Bible says that "God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble." (James 4:6)
●Influence of crowd psychology
Many people are unsaved because so many others are. It's comfort in numbers or crowd-think! The tragedy of so many people is that they don't question. They follow the masses like blind rats. It's a very powerful force. Let me tell you that it's an enormously liberating thing to turn your back on crowd-think and the traditions of man! To get out of that blinding position releases you to salvation and to be an instrument in God's hands.
Lots of people in a sinking boat doesn't mean the boat's not sinking!
There is a great danger in thinking that the new emergent norm is right, because it's popular. On a personal note I have little respect for blind crowd followers. Mavericks, oddballs risk-takers and those who stand out from the crowd...now that's a different story!
Let me assure you that seeking God for salvation and getting to know Him afterwards is a lonely journey. No one can do it for you, but it is so, so, so worth it!
The masses are going further and further off track and more deeply into darkness. You need to turn and go against this flow.
●Demonic activity through generational curses.
The English word 'culture' is not found in the Bible, but nevertheless it's derived from original words meaning collective or group 'work' and 'worship' So the word itself includes within its meaning, the works that a group of people do and the collective worship. This is what identifies and defines a culture of people.
In numerous passages of scripture we see that God deals with people as individuals and as a nation or ethnic people group. In the Bible the word 'nation' is derived from the original word 'ethnos' which means ethnic group.
There are many verses of scripture relating to illegitimate culture or worship. In some of these verses God curses these groups down through many generations. This is why some ethnic groups just can't lift themselves up out of poverty and continuing witchcraft.
This is where the true call of the evangelist and mission worker comes into play. We've seen so many wonderful examples of entire tribes, or people-groups coming out of their witchcraft into salvation, as the generation curses get broken.
I've personally worked on many mission trips, some of the most exciting were to the Kung bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Botswana. I've personally been involved in deliverance ministry and teaching out in desert outposts. Over the years and after many trips, we built and set up a Bible school in a desert village, which led to many converts coming to know the ways of our Lord much more deeply. Today the whole region is Christian, with churches in every single village.
These wonderful people, who were once devil worshippers, are now spreading the gospel in their land and into neighbouring Namibia.
Spiritual warfare through the gifts of the Spirit is an absolutely essential tool required for evangelism and ministry into cultures and nations dominated by witchcraft.
●Influence of Hollywood, celebrity and the love of evil.
John 3:19 "This is the condemnation that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."
As regular readers know, I have a particular hatred for Hollywood, celebrity, and modern entertainment. Hollywood and the entertainment world always presents a terribly distorted view of God's truth, but it's much worse than that; Hollywood presents a world which to many is the desirable norm. ●Please read edition 23 titled; "The power of the media."
Just in case you were wondering, the last movie I went to was in 1980.
People essentially love Hollywood because they love evil. They glorify sin, and rebellion to God with no restraint. Sin has become so acceptable and normal that people think they don't need salvation. Celebrity is their god.
Isaiah 5:20 "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil and who put darkness for light and light for darkness...woe to those who are wise in their own eyes." This is speaking of those who neutralise values and make it all normal and acceptable.
Malachi 2:17 "You have wearied the Lord with your words...in that you say, everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord and He delights in them."
These people are bound in the world of self-seeking and materialism. It is their god.
Romans 2:8 "Self seekers don't obey the truth".
1 Timothy 4:1-2 "The Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy having their own conscience seared with a hot iron."
A seared conscience is a very dangerous thing. You don't respond properly to normal inputs. You become more and more non-emotional and cold to all manner of evils. The way you 'sear' your conscience is by continuously turn to sin and ignoring the consequences.
Sin then becomes the new normal, it then becomes right in your eyes. "There is pleasure in sin for a season only" says the Bible. Then you need to turn up the heat and sin more and more to get the same kick. This hardens your heart to God, His ways and word.
People with hardened hearts are very difficult to reach with the gospel. In a sense they're psychopathic.
Hollywood, celebrity and the like, over time, opens your eyes to darkness and makes you one with the world system, its ways and it's god.
I vividly recall many years ago, when one of my spiritual fathers, Derek Prince said that he would never set foot in a movie-house ever again after being offended by a string of blasphemy and foul language mixed together. He never did.
●No preaching of the law.
Galatians 3:24-25 "The law is our schoolmaster to lead us to Christ, that we may be justified by faith, but after faith has come, we are no longer under the schoolmaster."
Of course, I'm not suggesting coming under a legalistic form of religion. In fact all religion is a satanic counterfeit. Religion is based on law and works, to please an angry God. Biblical Christianity is based on faith and grace. But law has a vital place in identifying sin. If there is no law there is no sin and salvation is not required. You can't get fined for breaking a law that doesn't exist.
The Ten Commandments (all ten) brings understanding of what holiness is and what sin is and the need for salvation by faith. It is a schoolmaster to lead us to Christ. Today, the Ten Commandments are a dead tombstone with some half-obscured, forsaken, old-fashioned, lichen-covered unclear words on it.
People have no interest in salvation because they don't see the need for it. The church has removed the preaching of the law. There is no "schoolmaster to lead them to Christ." They are left hell-bound because the church has capitulated to the devil.
I'm so thankful that I cut my spiritual teeth on old-school hell-fire and brimstone preaches. We don't have them today, because it's not a popular message. The interesting thing is that these old-school hell-preachers had real authority and real converts. Today their material is even more relevant.
A further damaging result of the removal of the preaching of the law is in the arsing of unrestrained wickedness in society.
Proverbs 28:4" If you forsake the law you will praise the wicked."
What a shocking verse that is, and how true it is in almost all sectors of society.
The law has a further purpose in identifying God's holiness and purity. If you cast down the law, you have a god that can fit any image created by you!
Hosea 4:1-2 "There is no truth, or mercy, or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint with bloodshed after bloodshed."
●Disunity in the church, error and spineless evangelism.
When a worldly self-orientated spirit is in the church, that church is powerless to break that same power in unbelievers. They render the salvation of the world impossible. When the church is a friend of the world, it gives it a false hope.
All of the unsaved are on the verge of hell and in an infinitely greater danger than they can imagine. The unbeliever must be made to feel distressed and guilty. Relieving this without repentance endangers that person greatly.
The anxious sinner must not be comforted with sweet promises of heaven. He must be taught to repent and seek Christ.
Psalm 119:53 "Horror has taken hold of me because of the wicked that forsake your word." Are you horrified at the wickedness of the world in all its ways? If not, forget about trying to get people saved, because you are on their territory! Is your church leader horrified at the world?
When the world grows darker its only because the light is growing dimmer!
The unsaved are affected by the conviction of truth in believers.
Today's poofta pastors teach that God loves the sinner so much they have nothing to fear. The weak divided church declares to unbelievers that there is no truth in the gospel by their compromise with the world
Today we lack true apostolic authority in the church.
The five-fold ministry gifts of the Spirit which are supposed to be in operation in the church have been neglected and watered down.
The ministry office of evangelism and missionary work is all but dead in most churches. I say this just after seeing off 16 of my fellow workers at the airport on a ministry trip to Egypt, Israel and India for seven weeks. Most are young guys and girls, but all were filled with such enthusiasm and a passion for the lost.
The blasphemous doctrine of devils inflicted upon much of Christendom by the Catholic church, that salvation comes through infant baptism has caused many to erroneously believe that they are saved. The satanically inspired belief that salvation comes by church membership is just as wrong.
Mark 7:13 "You make the word of God of no effect by your traditions handed down".
The divine authority of our Jewish Messiah has been watered down. The image that most have of our Lord is of some happy blue-eyed, blond Norwegian, just like the picture on many walls. An unholy, jolly, fat, satanic slob in a Coca Cola suit, called Santa has more influence than the truth of the holy Bible. Mysticism and variable-value philosophy has crept in un-noticed.
The great tragedy of a church in chaos, disunity and Bible-forsaken half-baked doctrine is that it's all responsible for a great many going to hell.
For revival to take place there must first be revival within the church. It must be restored to it's Biblical pattern.
The big answer is not to pray for the unsaved, but for the church to repent and return to the Bible in all it's ways.
●If there is a God, He loves everyone, so I'm okay:
Many think that they're okay. They think that God is their servant and puppet on a string. They have become God's editor. The consensus view is that there is a little bit of truth in every religion, so all are legitimate. The modern view is that the world is too large for just one religion, so tolerance of all is needed. Tolerance is the chant of the modernist.
"Tolerance is the virtue of people without convictions or morality." - English novelist
The realm of variables values is the dwelling place of tolerance. Of course tolerance is a Biblical notion in certain circumstances. It can be a bridge to the unsaved. Jesus extended forgiveness to the woman caught in adultery. But He never became tolerant of adultery. He called it sin and demanded repentance. Walking in love doesn't mean bowing to and accepting the sin of the world.
Tolerance comes disguised as relevance to the modern world.
Tolerance is the last virtue of a collapsing society.
Tolerance and moral bankruptcy are twins.
Modern spineless preaching has become tolerant of a great many evils. This creates the idea that God accepts anything and everything.
Tolerance does not bring people to repentance. After all why repent if the variable values of the world are okay.
One day when the unsaved stand before God in judgement, perhaps they should ask Him to be tolerant. He will say: "I was so tolerant, I sent My own Son to take your place in judgement on the cross." "You rejected My tolerance and now you want Me to be tolerant with you?" "Sorry, I can't do that, it's too late"
Compromise and tolerance is not love, it's hatred in action.
●The removal of hell from modern preaching
There are three times more Bible verses dealing with hell than heaven. Hell, the devil, Satan and demons are unfashionable in today's preaching. That doesn't change the truth at all or make any of them go away. Tragically, what it does do is blind people to the devil. It blinds people to an eternal destiny so horrific it's difficult to comprehend. The fear of hell is as necessary and healthy as the fear of God.
You can cast down truth that you deem objectionable, but you are a fool if you do so.
Actually, nobody ever casts down the truth! It will ultimately cast you down!
Interfering with God's truth will injure you supremely.
The removal of hell from the preaching of many churches today is a cursed lie born in hell. It's the most cruel, evil deception ever to come from the heart of Satan!
No preaching of eschatology (end-times) in the larger sense, which includes much on hell , has severe consequences for all, but especially the unsaved.
Many will go to hell because their parents led and paved the way. Modern liberal parents, your anger is now going to boil over! You can get angry with me, but your fury would be better aimed at God.
Proverbs 13:24 "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly".(lit- early in life)
Proverbs 23:13 "Do not withhold correction (a beating) from a child...for if you do, you will deliver his soul from hell."
Proverbs 25:28 "Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down without walls."
The above verses speak of the fact that an undisciplined child will not have borders. In fact he will very likely grow up with the borderless, non-judgemental view of the parents, that all religions are equally valid. Discipline assists in delivering a soul from hell! If you don't like that argue with God. He wrote that verse, not me. But understand that you are gambling your child with the devil...Not very cleaver!
Marriage is typed with the new birth in a few passages of scripture. Today betrayal, divorce and such things, teach the kids that permanence is a joke and everything is variable.
●Nations turning against God and Israel
Genesis 12:3 "I will bless those that bless you (Israel) and curse those that curse you."This is an age old principle which is just as valid. Today it extends into God's work relating to Israel's return and coming redemption.
Isaiah 11:11 "It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord will set His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people...He will set up a banner for the nations and will assemble the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth."
A banner is some big sign flying in your face. God's banner is the re-gathering and restoration of the Jews. Those churches teaching replacement theology with themselves on the banner are in fact responsible for the many in the nations not being saved.
Here are some verses relating to the nation at large:
Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."
Proverbs 28:28 "When the wicked arise, men hide themselves, but when they perish the righteous increase."
Proverbs 29:2 "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan."
Isaiah 60:12 "The nation that won't serve You shall perish."
●Ignorance of the days of judgement:
Obviously the classic example here is Noah and Lot. Both warned the people of impending judgement and they were ignored. That didn't make the judgement go away. Ignoring warnings changes nothing. The days of Noah and Lot are compared to today in numerous scriptures.
Acts 20:31 "Watch and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears."
Time is short. We are now in the time period just before the most monumental judgements the world has ever seen or ever will. Our Messiah is coming soon. He's not coming as a lamb with forgiveness. He is coming as a lion, with the sword of eternal judgement.
I once saw a skydiver die right in front of me. She spent her last seconds desperately trying to get her reserve chute out. We did many jumps together, I knew her well and knew she wasn't saved! In my days as a war correspondent, I saw many people die violently right in front of me. I have a file of hundreds of pictures I did of terrible violent deaths in wars I covered around the world. How many were saved? Who knows, but not the majority.
The point is that neither you nor I, knows how or when we will die. You may be lucky and die after a terminal illness, giving you plenty of time to make right with God. But what if you die in a split second?
The issue is that judgement follows death weather you believe it or not.
R.I.P. is the greatest lie of all time for the unsaved. "There will be no peace for the wicked"...ever! (Isaiah 48:22) The rich man in hell cries out in torment to have just a finger dipped in water, to touch his tongue and cool it down, but it's too late for him. (Luke 16:19-24) Please don't think that this is just some old Bible parable. Even if it is, what do you think it means? Don't gamble with eternity. Don't gamble with the devil...you will lose.
Death outside of our Lord is a frightful, final reality!
The answer is very simple, but a long way off for many. To be saved, you need to want to. You need to come to God in genuine repentance and humility. That's it plain and simple. If you are sincere in this, then you will get saved and then begins a whole new identity crisis, but it's a glorious identity crisis. Your identity changes internally the moment you are saved but mind renewal and following our Lord changes you into a whole new person as you go.
Much needs to be changed, forsaken and replaced, but with our wonderful Saviour leading the way from within your heart, and offering forgiveness as you go, what an incredible journey!
Revival is coming on a large scale in spite of the troubles around us. Let me share with you a fact: Most people have a very keen interest in their future. The whole subject of eschatology (end times) is a very powerful tool of evangelism. Many may not believe in the Lord, but a great many will listen to you. This is often the crack in the door for God to get into their lives with salvation.
The incredible shock awaiting the unsaved is far too great to contemplate. Shock, horror, tears, screams, weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth are some of the expressions used in the Bible for the unsaved on their judgement day.
The modern church has removed much Biblical truth from its doctrine. It has added much error in its place. It has rendered real revival all but impossible. Much of the modern church has become spineless and weak. The results are as frightening for the leaders as they are for the unsaved who would otherwise be saved.
Oh yes there is going to be a mighty revival soon, but the shock for many ministers is that they won't partake in it. God is raising up new blood!
Of course God has a glorious successful true church that will endure and do His work well. The gates of hell will not prevail against it. But it's most certainly not the whole church.
The good news is that God is still in control and His wonderful word will endure and be completely fulfilled. Heaven and hell are approaching fast. There is great safety in God presence, word and ways.
Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as a witness against you that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing therefore chose life."
Daniel 12:3 "Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the firmament and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever."
2 Corinthians 5:11 "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men."
Heaven or hell:
Young woman, you're raising your hands to our Lord after bowing your heart and life to Him first. Raised hands are also a sign of surrender. No clenched fists holding onto defiance here. Open hands in worship are also a sign of a heart open to our Lord and His word. In many ways woman, you are like a young child, dependant on her parents. This is the safe way to heaven.
You know, the tragic thing about your traditional masks and dress is they don't keep demons away as you think they do. They are a sign that you are one with the demonic world. You do this because it's your culture! Your culture is doomed. Only our the risen Messiah can act on your behalf to clean you up of devils and demons. But you need to get saved first!
Here is the one and only answer for the unsaved...the cross of Calvary This painting was done by post-impressionist Paul Gauguin
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 63. 8th December 2010
In this edition:
●Review of the Prophetic Scroll
●1 Million regular visitors
●The Prophetic Scroll has now just reached the milestone of one million regular visitors and members. I would like to thank all those who have been faithful, returning visitors to this website. It's really run away beyond my expectations.
Objective and purpose:
My own life's purpose, passion and hearts desire is to know my Lord and saviour more and more deeply, to be known by Him and to know His word. This is my aim for you too. It's a wonderful journey, growing in depth and experience. Our lives in Messiah are a glorious work in progress.
The Prophetic Scroll is not designed to take the place of any church. It would be better called a para-church set up. It's not subject to the divisive doctrines of the divided church.
It is distinctly Messianic embracing the Abrahamic expression of faith, which is to the Jew and the Gentile. Messianic belief embraces the fullness of the Scriptures and rejects the Roman influence spread throughout modern Christendom, evident in the satanic, occult practices in the church. The Messianic expression rejects church divisions, and embraces unity based on the full truth with a Hebraic flavour.
The purpose is to offer understanding of the prophetic word specifically in relation to today and the near future. Just as important is the condition of our own hearts before our Lord. Much of the teaching is related to our own personal growth in grace. I often quote from the old school preachers and teachers and very seldom from any modern teachers.
My overall purpose is to reveal the glorious church, to present glimpses into the future and above all to see you grow in glory and grace. My aim is to elevate and exalt the Bible and it's miraculous influence and power in every area of our lives.
None of the teachings are exhaustive. They're just snippets of the whole. I encourage you to take them further and do your own homework and study.
The Hebrew word 'Talya" means - 'the dew of heaven.'
This is the purpose of The Prophetic Scroll...to bring you Talya and to help you in your God-required metamorphosis on an ongoing basis.
The road ahead:
I will continuously endeavour to hear the word of God and present it to you undiluted. We are heading into some of the most exciting times this world has ever known. These are going to be wild times, dangerous times and glorious times. You can be assured that I'll be staying on the cutting edge of our Lord's plans. You can also be assured that I'll not mince my words, or try to please and find favour with anyone but my Lord.
There is something very fulfilling, exciting and clean in moving forward, with our Lord leading the way. None of us are perfect and we may be wrong with this little thing or that, but with our Lord at the helm, we are going in the right direction.
Ezekiel 33:6 "If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned and the sword comes and any person is taken away in his iniquity; his blood I will require at the watchman's hands."
I've had many very encouraging emails from so many. The Prophetic Scroll has been instrumental in many getting saved and many changing their path. It's been instrumental in saving some from the brink of suicide and helped untold numbers refine their journey.
As you can imagine, this publication is loved by many and hated by the traditionalists and denominational crowd.
Coming against the satanic traditions of the church like Christmas, Easter and the like, absolutely infuriates many people, blinded and bound in their traditions.
The website has been taken down once, hacked into and death threats been delivered.
Thankfully, the great majority of the testimonies have been very positive.
What is really encouraging is to see that about 10% of the visitors spend over an hour on the website at a time. Many have emailed me saying that they've read every word and can't wait for the next.
65% have bookmarked the site.
It's a pleasure to see a fast growing bunch of regulars from the Asian countries and the Middle East. It's now translated into about 50 languages.
Many pastors have emailed me saying that they use much of the material as a source for their own sermons.
Some pastors have told me that they've changed their entire church's direction as a result of The Prophetic Scroll.
Many have told me that I've really "rattled their cages"
I have no desire to be accepted or rejected by anyone, only to follow my Lord in brokenness and humility.
The Prophetic Scroll has opened the door for me to be signed up as a regular writer for the fast growing Jerusalem Post Christian Edition (Messianic) It's the largest publication of its sort, with a fast-growing worldwide distribution. (It's by subscription only)
I and The Prophetic Scroll will stand with Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews in these days, knowing that they are part of God' plan for the close of the age and the coming of our Messiah. They will be the subject of intense, satanically motivated conflict, and hatred in the coming days, as their spiritual eyes are opened. God's prophetic word will be fulfilled exactly...you can bet your life on that!
●Esther 4:14 "For if you remain silent, deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place... who knows weather you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this".
Isaiah 62:1 "For Zion's sake I will not shut up and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness and her salvation as a lamp."
Again, thank you for the privilege of being a part of your life in Messiah.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 62. 4th December 2010
In this edition:
●God's plan for the world.
Some future editions: ●Why the unsaved are unsaved. ●Jezebel in the church. ●What false doctrines are out there. ●Israelitis. ●The writing is on the wall: Shocking prophetic meaning for today. ●Dangerous Bibles (not necessarily in this order)
God's plan for the world:
This edition must be read with the previous one in mind.
God's plan for the world is to bomb the hell out of it! Okay, okay hang on a minute, let me explain, but first look down at the last sentence of the summary at the bottom of this edition.
God's plan for the world is revealed in many parts of the Bible. Essentially, it is to bring in true world peace, but only after the world has been cleansed of every trace of evil, Satan and his influences. World peace is coming, but it's coming on the wings of great destruction.
God hold's the world in His hands, but Satan the imposter has to be ejected, before the full transformation will be complete.
Unimaginable glory, majesty, victory and peace is coming, and it may all be very soon.
God's plan for the world:
2 Thessalonians 2:7-11 "The mystery of lawlessness is already at work, only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way, and that lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan with all power signs and lying wonders and with all unrighteous deception among those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved, and for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie."
"lawlessness and evil are already at work in this world and have been since Adam, but it's about to hot-up like never before. Soon, evil in all its forms will become completely unrestrained.
We know that there is a "restrainer" holding back the forces of evil. This is the true church filled with the Holy Spirit. We also know that this "restrainer" will be removed soon, paving the way for incredible outright evil and destruction. God will allow absolutely everything that can be shaken to be shaken to its roots.
In numerous passages of scripture in the Revelation and elsewhere, we see ever-increasing judgements and destruction being poured out on ever-increasing evil and rebellion to God in this world.
This "unrestrained" evil will run for seven years and then Satan, his false, church and all those left on this planet will run headlong in their rebellion into the fury and wrath of God and be cast into hell. There will be a great multitude who will turn to the living God in this time and will be saved.
The fury and wrath of God in this time will be like "never before and never again"
You may be thinking; doesn't the Bible say "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son." in John 3:16? Actually you're quite wrong. The Bible says no such thing and there is no John 3:16. What there is, is John 3:16, 17, 18, 19, and so on.
Let's have a look at what it all really says:
John 3:16-19 " For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already, and this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil."
Yeshua/ Jesus did not come into the world to condemn it because it is "already condemned". (at the fall) He came to be a sacrifice and the way of salvation. But its a different story at the second coming. Here, His condemnation on the world will be "consumed" and completed. He did not come to "love the world". His love for the world is the exclusive salvation offer through the cross. This portion of scripture teaches that outside of the cross the world is condemned to hell.
People use only the first little portion of John 3:16 and come up with the completely distorted picture that God loves the world. This leads to the erroneous presumption that if God loves the world, a loving God will never send anyone to hell. The exact opposite is the truth as revealed in this whole portion of scripture.
1John 2:15 "Love not the world nor the things in the world for all that is the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." This portion of scripture and many others like it, are in complete contradiction to John 3:16 if it is taken out of it's context and shortened. It's in complete harmony when seen in full context.
Make no mistake, God is going to allow this world to be destroyed. As said in other editions, the wrath of God, the wrath of Satan and wrath of man against God will all be running simultaneously in the very soon coming tribulation period. The forerunner period which we are in now is a Mickey Mouse pick-nick compared to what's coming.
Many people can't reconcile the judgement of God with love.
Let's do an Einstein calculation.
G=L and G=W Therefore L=W (God, word and love)
God is Love. God and His word are one. Therefore Love is the word! Hoo boy now we have an issue before us!! If love is the word of God (or truth), that radically changes everything the modern world thinks love is. Can you see how radical this is? This means that Biblical judgement, discipline and many such things are love and even the very creation of hell is love. It's all part of the cleansing of the universe for a future of glorious holiness.
Now, of course the word handled legalistically produces death, but handled rightly produces life!
God's plan for the nations of the world:
A nation falls internally first. It's essentially the church's fault.
Deuteronomy 28:47 "Because you won't serve the Lord you will serve your enemies." We as believers are supposed to be the "light" and "salt" of the world. (Matthew 5:13)
In spite of the fact that Satan is the god of this world in the present era, God has plans for it to run properly, if implemented.
Our citizenship is in heaven and we are not to be "conformed to this world", but we are in the world for a Kingdom-of-God purpose.
God's plan deals with the three institutions which He has set up for a strong nation under God. They are church, state and government.
All have a Biblically ordained role. There are principles for all three institutions laid out in the scriptures. Satan knows that if he can mess these up, like a tripod with wonky or missing legs...it will fall over.
Hosea 4:1-3 "There is no truth mercy or knowledge of God in the land...therefore the land will mourn and all who live there will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air, even the fish will lost."
The above verse shows very clearly why many nations are doomed.
Acts 17:26 "He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation." The word for 'nation' here is the word "ethnos" which means ethnic people group.
Gods plan for the nations is to have boundaries based on where the nations (ethnic groups) live. Many wars have been fought because someone has put a boundary right through a nations land. The devil's plan is a world of no borders.
1Timothy 2:1-3 "I exhort first of all that supplications prayers giving of thanks be made for all men, kings and all in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence."
Isaiah 60:12 "The nation and kingdom that won't serve you will perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined."
Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation who's God is the Lord."
Genesis 12:2-3 "I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and curse those who curse you." There are no nations on this earth that have ever prospered for long who have come against Israel. Yes, many have lasted for some time, and yes God has used some to punish rebellious Israel, but none have endured.
God compares the last days to the "days of Noah and Lot" Those days were characterised by incredible evil, witchcraft, homosexuality and rebellion among the nations. They were also characterised by absolute ignorance, complacency and disregard for the many many warnings given by God and His servants.
The people then refused to repent bringing the judgements of God upon themselves. They were without excuse.
Jeremiah 4:26 "I beheld and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness and all its cities were broken down at the presence of the Lord, by His fierce anger."
God's plan for the religions of the world:
The church in the world is alright, but the world in the church is all wrong!
Little bit by little bit, an every-growing part of the church is becoming flooded with the world and its ways. On a personal note, I cut my spiritual teeth on the sermons of Charles Finney, Watchman Nee, A.W Tozer, Derek Prince and the like. These old-school preachers pulled the carpet out from under you! They called a spade a spade and were in many respects hellfire and brimstone preachers with plenty of love righty divided and applied. They had a very high conversion and staying rate...nothing like we have today.
Today we have one spineless wimp after another preaching watered down non-offensive, powerless trash, with their Jezebel wives running their lives from the sidelines. They call their circuses anointed! They have trashed the church and turned into nothing better than the local sports club.
Of course God has His true church as well, but that's not our subject now. A study of God's assessment of the church in the seven letters of the Revelation shows clearly that many who think they are okay will be "spat out" and cast into "great tribulation."
Many of these counterfeit churches are already and will continue to join the satanically charged multi-faith movement. They will meet their doom with the other religions of the world. The church is supposed to be the pure, separated bastion of truth, undefiled with the world and it's ways.
Everything outside of the cross is a counterfeit. Of course you don't have to believe that, but it won't change the truth. Anything not cleansed by the cross and the blood of Messiah will eventually manifest and reveal the spirit of Satan behind it.
Deuteronomy 12:2-4 "You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations you shall dispossess, served their gods...and you shall destroy their alters, break their sacred pillars and burn their wooden images...you shall cut down their carved images of their gods and destroy their names from that place. You shall not worship the Lord your God with such things..."
Jeremiah 10:2 "Do not learn the way of the Gentiles...for the customs of the people are futile"
Revelation: 17:1-6 "Come I will show you the judgement of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication...and I saw this woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the martyrs of Jesus." This is speaking of all false religion. The rest of this portion of scripture goes on to identify the antichrist and false prophet as they are condemned to "perdition."
The image above may be hugely prophetic in more ways than one. I'll fill you in when needs be.
God's plan for the environment:
The natural environment is extremely beautiful, but it too has been tortured by fallen man. It shared in the curse that came upon Adam. But we are now very close to the time when this will all change.
Romans 8:18-22 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly awaits the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, (curse) not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself will also be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole of creation groans and labours with birth pangs together until now."
This curse that came upon the earth itself was symbolised in the earth springing forth with "thorns and thistles." Yeshua/Jesus did take the curse on the earth while He was being crucified. This was symbolised in the crown of thorns, but this was done positionally. It still has to be worked out at a specific time in the near future. It's just like our salvation. We are saved now, but there is still a glorious future outworking and manifestation coming.
The verse below is one which the Lord birthed in me the second I read it for the first time many years ago in the 1970s. It was as if our Lord was speaking directly to me. Since then I've had a much deeper passion for the environment and a particularly deep hatred for those who wreck it and use it as a plaything...like hunters. Especially Christian hunters. You are the scum of the earth!
Jeremiah 9:10 "I will take up a weeping and a wailing for the mountains and the inhabitants of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that no one can pass through them, nor can men hear the voice of the animals. Both the birds of the heavens and the beast have fled; they are gone."
Psalm 96:11-13 "Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad; Let the sea roar in all its fullness, let the fields be joyful and all that is in it. Then all the tress of the woods will rejoice before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness and the people with His truth."
Job 39:8 "The range of the mountains is his pasture and he searches after every green thing."
Isaiah 44:23 "Break forth into singing you mountains O forest and every tree in it! For the Lord has redeemed Jacob and glorified Himself in Israel."
In its current state there is so much incredible spectacular beauty in the earth. But it's going to get a million times better very soon!
The thing is that God is so holy and Satan so evil, that never the twain shall meet. God cleanses every single area where Satan has had any involvement or access. Even the heavens above will be cleansed by fire.
The new world:
The spectacular, magnificent, wonderful, delightful, tranquil millennium reign of Christ is not far off. Unbeliever, you won't see it.
Revelation 11:15 "...The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ."
1John 5:4 "Whatever is born of God overcomes the world"
2 Peter1:4 "We have His great and precious promises that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world."
John 12:25 "He who loves his life will lose it and he who hates his life in this world, will keep it for eternal life.
John 10:5 "His sheep follow Him, for they know His voice, they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him for they do not know the voice of a stranger."
●The Hebrew word "Talya" means "the dew of heaven." Nice hey! (I think someone reading this is going to name their child Talya.) The dew of heaven will soon soak into this renewed earth.
The millennium of peace will be dawning very soon. It will come in on the devastation and destruction of everything outside of the cross of Christ.
God's plan for the world is simply to purify it. It will be cleansed of every inch of evil. It will be cleansed of every person who is in rebellion to God and enslaved to the world and it's god, Satan. You need all of God's promises applied into your life now, so that you can be equipped in these days.
A new world in a new age of perfection is coming, like an unstoppable train. You need to be on it or you will be run over by it. The love of God includes purification and you can have it all now through the cleansing work of the cross of Christ.
Meaning and purpose can only be found when you come into the plan of God for which you were created.
So yes, God's plan for the world is to bomb the hell out of it and once hell is cleansed from it, a glorious new world of holiness, purity and victory will fill this once-evil world, but that is not going to happen without huge monumental dramas along the way.
Daniel 7:14 "Then to Him was given dominion glory and a kingdom, that all peoples nations and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which will not pass away."
Heaven or hell:
Did you know that your hero, chief Sitting Bull gave up his ways and believed in Messiah shortly before he died? Wouldn't that be a big surprise if you also got saved and bumped into Sitting Bull in heaven? The traditions of many nations, just like yours, are born in witchcraft. You need to forsake the evil ways and turn to our Lord in surrender. What He adds back into your life is His business. It may be that headdress, but you first must dethrone it all.
Hey, pretty woman, as a westerner, you have a million opportunities to hear and know the truth. You can walk into any book shop and buy one of a dozen Bible translations. And you spend your money on the luxuries of this world! You worship the demon-possessed celebrities of Hollywood. They are your gods. You will meet them in hell, if you don't respond to the love of God. He created you for an incredible purpose and plan. Have you stolen your life from God? Hell will be full of lots of beautiful people!
Here is an inspiring painting by Maxfield Parrish entitled "Hope"
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!