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Edition 75. April 23rd 2011
Israelitis, the disease
●Palestinian leaders have announced that they will declare an independent state within the borders of Israel in September. They say that they will seek UN backing for their new sovereign state. It's unlikely that the UN will oppose such a move.
●As reported in the previous edition, the Palestinians are calling for a new intifada against Israel. They started by using Facebook for this. Thankfully, Facebook took down the page, but the intifada will most probably go ahead.
●Egypt is actively increasing and improving ties with Iran. Saudi Arabia is now moving further away from away from relations with the US.
Almost like a giant jigsaw puzzle the pieces are falling into place one at a time, preparing for the rapid unfolding of Bible prophecy in our generation.
Israelitis, the disease
The disease Israelitis is rampant. It is damaging but It has a cure.
This is simply the error of going overboard on issues relating to Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. Unfortunately many people have a tendency to go into one of two ditches on either side of the road. The one ditch is to ignore or neglect the Israel issue. The other is to go overboard and get unbalanced.
Both extremes are dangerous error with serious consequences.
When many people discover all the amazing wonderful truths about Israel from a prophetic point of view in the scriptures, they get very excited. Many also get very angry that they've been deceived by erroneous church doctrine of neglect on this subject for so long.
Many have good intentions to start with and want to obey the scriptures, but land up in this excess. Soon the balance gets out of sync with the Spirit of God and the same devil that leads people into neglect or replacement theology, now leads them into the ditch of excess on the other side of the road.
All sorts of odd things have been happening with people infected with Israelitis, from men arriving in Jerusalem and claiming to be one of the two witnesses to gross error. This does nothing to influence the Jews with the gospel.
Jews, can detect when people are authentic in their concern and presentation of the truth.
John 16:13 "When He the Spirit of truth has come He will lead you into all truth...and show you things to come." This verse speaks of the fact that we will be led safely along God's path for us without going into excess if we allow ourselves to be led by the Spirit of God.
There's nothing new about Israelitis. Let's have a look at the first appearance of it in the church.
Acts 15:5 "Some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses." This discourse goes on to say that the church leadership had declared that the Gentile believers need not be compelled to adhere to anything more than abstaining from idolatry, things strangled, from blood and sexual immorality.
The book of Galatians is all about the contrast between law, grace and faith. Essentially salvation is based on faith alone and not on the works of the law. We should not be brought under the works of the law in terms of salvation. It is the Judaisers who always want to bring people under the law.
Consider these very important verses of scripture. You may be surprised!
Colossians 2:16-17 "Therefore let no one judge you in food or in drink or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ."
Romans 14:2-3 "For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him."
Romans 14:5-6 One person esteems one day above another, another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day observes it to the Lord and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not."
Romans 14:14 "I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for who Christ died."
1Corinthians 10:23-24 "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful; all things are lawful for me but all things do not edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well being. Eat whatever is sold in the meat market." (The only exception is food offered to idols, in verse 28)
1Corinthians 6:12 "All things are lawful for me...but I will not be brought under the power of any."
1Timothy 4:3-5..."Commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving, by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God."
Galatians 4:9-10 "But now after you have known God, or rather are known by Him, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days months seasons and years. I am afraid for you, lest I have laboured in vain."
Galatians 5:1 "Stand fast in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of legalism (bondage)"
These verses are amazing indeed and offer deep insight into the issue of legalism.
Some believe that certain foods may not be eaten and days must be observed. Others believe that we don't need to in a legalistic sense. The issue is not to bring the other into bondage. Don't condemn them.
Now what about this: John14:15 "If you love Me keep My commandments."
It really is a tremendous thing to obey our Lord and His word, but we must distinguish between doing things as a result of an inner prompting by the Spirit of God or by doing things in a legalistic manner.
Keeping God's law or word relating to the Sabbath or Passover or the other feasts is not a legalistic requirement for salvation, BUT it brings a big blessing!!! Be careful of throwing the baby out with the bathwater! Keeping laws can't save you but it can bless you abundantly.
Yeshua / Jesus did not do away with the law as revealed in many scriptures. Matthew 5:15-17 is a case in point. He did not come to nullify the law but to fulfil it. So in Christ we have the law fulfilled.
Yeshua / Jesus, Paul and the apostles kept Sabbath and the feats, but not in the manner the Pharisees wanted them to.
Interestingly our Lord and saviour broke the Sabbath law from the point of view of the legalistic Pharisees. He kept Shabbat, but not in the way the Pharisees had decreed. In other words, all the man made do's and don'ts need not be obeyed.
Here's a good way of looking at the overall situation. It really is a blessing to identify with the Saturday Sabbath, the feasts of the Lord, Passover and the like. Do it as a celebration to our Lord. Do it with the Biblical Hebraic flavour. Do it as an issue of identification. But don't get trapped in legalism.
Where to draw the line:
It may seem quite obvious to draw the line at devil worship! You may say; "Of course we wouldn't have anything to do with that."
Yes we need to be careful of legalism, but we also need to be careful of the many traditions which are rooted in the occult.
It is very important to reject the Satanic, occult pagan practises of the church such as Easter, Christmas and the other convocations and traditions born in Babylon and brought into the church by the Catholic church and adopted by the Protestant church.
It's also very important to remember that the way you set up your worship, or institution has huge consequences for the Jews. Our job as revealed in the scriptures, is to "make the Jew jealous". The gospel must go to the "Jew first and then the Gentile". There are other similar portions of scripture. The reason that it's important for salvation to go to the Jew is because the Second coming is completely associated with the salvation of the Jew.
Much was brought into the early church to keep the Jews out.
Be careful throwing out the Sabbath and the feats. There are a number of verses indicating plainly that the Sabbath, and feast of tabernacles will be kept in the millennium age or dispensation.
"We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A. D. 336), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."- "The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine,"
Satan tried many times to stamp out the Jews, because he knew that the Messiah would come though the Jews. It's the same thing now. He knows that the salvation of the Jews will see the return of the Lord. So again he tries to prevent this. Unfortunately Satan has used the church very successfully to create an institution foreign and hostile to the Jew.
The Jews were once before in Babylonian captivity, why would they again want to come into an institution characterised by Babylonian paganism?
I know testimonies of many Jews feeling very welcome and comfortable coming into a Messianic fellowship. I also know of many who would spit before walking into a normal church.
The church is by and large a big mess today, but we must understand that it is still the body of Messiah. We need to help it, pray for its restoration and transformation back to the way it was supposed to be.
We don't need to go overboard on these Israel issues, but we do need to get rid of the Satanic elements in the church.
You see, it's all about identification. Unfortunately the traditional church is more identified with Rome and Babylon than Jerusalem and Israel.
Some people go overboard in terms of names. Many with the disease of Israelitis say that you can't use the name Jesus. The name Jesus is an acronym. As long as we are talking about our Jewish Messiah, the one who was crucified and rose again, then we are on the same page. The Bible uses many other acronyms and types for our Lord. I prefer the name Yeshua which means (Yah) God our salvation (shua).
How to diagnose Israelitis:
Those with this disease are easy to spot. They are bound in legalism. Legalism always manifest in judgementalism. People become very judgemental when you don't keep their set of rules or tradition.
In Christ we have been set free from legalism. Yes we still need to obey the rules of society and the rules of the scriptures, but not to make some angry God smile on you. If the Spirit of the living God is in your heart, He will lead you to obey His truth. But it will be from within your heart and not some external set of laws.
The truth is neither neglect of the Israel issues nor in excess. The truth is revealed in the Abrahamic expression of faith, which is to the Jew and the Gentile.
Many Gentile believers who've been trapped all their lives in the bondage of Roman flavoured Christianity, when they discover the wonderful truths in the Bible about Israel and the Jews, they tend to go into the ditch of excess with tunnel vision. Some of them have gone so overboard that they're an embarrassment.
People with Israelitis run around looking for a Jew to convert. "Ah, a Jew, a Jew they say and smother him with "love". But they're actually scaring the poor guy off.
There is of course a much more dangerous issue in the church today and that is replacement theology and the complete rejection of all the prophetic word relating to Israel, Jerusalem and the Jew neglect of Israel. This evil theology replaces Israel with the church in essence, but that's another subject.
The answer is simply to be led by the Spirit of God. "He will lead us into all truth." This "truth" must balance with the entirety of the scriptures and not just a few sections of it.
If we are seeing through the glasses of full Biblical truth, we'll see and have eyes for both the Jew and the Gentile.
The Abrahamic expression of truth and faith is where the full truth is. Abraham was the father of Isaac and Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. Israel and the Jewish people was line that gave birth to our Messiah.
But Abraham was also the father of many Gentile nations. In fact he was also the father the father of the Arab nations.
We must see and understand that there are sections of scripture, covenants and prophecies that relate distinctly to the Israel, Jerusalem, the Jew, the Arab and the Gentile nations at large. Its only in Christ that we all become one.
The Abrahamic expression is removed from the occult, pagan practises and identity of the church and embraces the Biblical convocations, traditions and practices.
The Abrahamic expression of faith is the true Messianic movement.
It is always worth going God's way...it is blessed and has His favour on it.
We all have a tendency to fall into excess or neglect and get out of sync with our great God and saviour. we need to be on our guard especially in this day.
We must understand that we are heading into perilous times, where a great number will become deceived and fall away. We are also heading into the most exciting times of world history.
Don't give yourself blindly to your leader. Submission is fine, but not without question on these big issues. Truth can withstand being questioned quite easily.
Acts 5:38-39 "Leave these people alone for if this plan or this work is of men it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthow it."
Acts 17:11 "These received the word with readiness and searched the scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so."
Isaiah 40:1 "Comfort yes comfort My people says your God. Speak comfort to Jerusalem..."
Heaven or hell:
Old gentile man with your funny hat...your traditions can't and won't save you. You need to obey the scriptures and be born again. If so, your future is one of great glory. In fact words can't fully describe the glory that is laid up for those who love our Lord and saviour.
Old Jewish rabbi, no amount of study will save you. No amount of law-keeping will save you. You can set your yourself apart from others in your appearance, but are you born of the Spirit of the living God? If not hell will welcome you at your coming.
Here is a painting by Rembrandt done in 1654. It's titled "Old Jewish man."
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 74. 29th March 2011
In this edition:
●The identity of the nations in World War Three
●The imposition of the no-fly zone on Libya and accompanying military enforcing of it will cause other Arab nations in the region to realise that they too will have a big force on their side. This will make the ongoing revolutions a lot easier for the one side and a lot harder for the rulers to keep the genie in the bottle!
As I've said before the big thing to watch right now in relation to the fast moving Middle East situation is Israel. The moment Israel gets drawn into the fray...we will have the potential for World War Three.
The other big thing to watch is who is waiting in the wings, ready to fill the power vacuum in these nations. The Muslim Brotherhood and their friends, Al-Qaida are wanting to rule and bring in Sharia law in these nations.
A power vacuum is a dangerous thing. It could (and most probably will) be filled by new leaders who will collectively come against Israel, fulfilling their prophetic role.
The fast changing Middle East situation is no series of coincidences.
●Palestinians call for a new intifada against Israel:
Some are calling the recent uprisings in the Middle east the "Facebook revolution." There is no doubt that the power of social media is now a significant worldwide force that conventional politics and military forces can't control or get their hands on. This new Facebook launched intifada is due to begin on the 15th of May. Of course we know that "Satan is the god of this world" and therefore the real force behind this and other attacks on Israel. I do support the effort to close down this Facebook presence. Press freedom does have limits especially when it calls for the mass murder of people.
●International billionaire, financier and market investor George Soros is spending $50 million to host a huge new international effort to set up a global new order and to reform the world currency system.
There will be 200 academics, business and government leaders at the event from the 8th to 11th April.
Amazingly it will be at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, the site of the original Bretton Woods conference, which in 1944 formed the current global financial system and formed the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
This event is a step in the direction of prophetic fulfilment. It's part of the process leading to a one-world currency and government. This is man's attempt to bring in global control and world peace. It is sponsored by Satan.
●Europe is again teetering on the edge of another huge financial and credit crisis. We could soon see a shakeup that will result in the EU fulfilling its fateful prophetic destination.
The identity of the nations in World War Three
The unravelling and fast changing Middle East situation is the beginning of the stage being set for war.
Obadiah 1:15 "For the day of the Lord upon all nations is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you. Your reprisal shall fall upon your own head."
Obadiah 1: 3-4"The pride of your heart has deceived you (Edom), you who dwell in the clefts of the rocks, whose habitation is high; who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to the ground?"...From there I will bring you down says the Lord."
Obadiah 1:10 "For your violence against your brother Jacob (Israel), shame shall cover you and you shall be cut off forever."
The Edomites were the descendants of Esau and the Israelites were descendants of Jacob, but both came from the same father. This is where the Arab jealousy and enmity started.
The above verses speak of the ultimate destruction of the Arab nations who come against Israel, but included in this is "all nations" Add to this Zechariah 12:3 "It shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces though all nations of the earth are gathered against it."
The nations hate Israel because they hate God and His soon coming Messiah. Israel's rebirth is proof of the truth of God's prophetic word.
All nations of the earth will eventually be gathered against Israel and Jerusalem. This isn't far off is it? But it's the Islamic Arab nations that are the champion haters of Israel.
All nations of the world will gather against Israel at Armageddon, but a huge international force will also be gathered against Israel in what we could call the Third World War. This is well before Armageddon and should not be confused with it.
Here are some Arab nations of the Middle East and some details about them and their relationship with Israel.
Syria has a single party authoritarian government which is a classical Islamic dictatorship under the rule of a long standing family dynasty, currently led by Bashar al- Assad. The country is violently anti-Israel and pro- Iran.
Iran is an Islamic republic ruled by a single supreme leader / tyrant. Ahmadinejad has a Messianic complex believing that he has to prepare the way for the coming Mahdi (Islamic Messiah) by ridding the world of Jews. His mother is a direct descendant of Muhammad. Iran is a huge country with a huge military machine. It hates Israel.
Saudi Arabia is an absolute Islamic monarchy. It is the largest oil producer in the region. It is pro-West and has a tolerable relationship with Israel. It has big divisions and antagonisms between its own mix of Shiite and Sunni Muslims. Both want control of the state's oil wealth. Saudi Arabia despises Iran with its majority Shia population.
Yemen is a so-called Islamic presidential democracy, but tyrannical and essentially a dictatorship. It is one of the homes of Al Qaeda. It controls the vital oil and general trade route called the "gate of tears"
Bahrain is an Islamic democracy which is pro West and soft towards Israel. It is the home of the vital US 5th Fleet, which has for many years been seen as some sort of stabilising force in the region. It has big internal divisions.
Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with very limited democracy. Jordan has an active working peace treaty with Israel and is pro-West. The queen is beautiful. Many prophecies speak of Amman which was and still is the capital of Jordan. The people of Moab are also identified as those of Jordan. Biblical Elam is also modern day Jordan. At the end of the day, Jordan will come against Israel.
Pakistan is a so-called democratic republic. It is in chaos with the corrupt government teetering on the edge. It is a nuclear state. It is pro-West and tolerates Israel. It is home to the violent Jew-hating Taliban, who want to gain control of the country and it's nukes.
Lebanon was a democracy but recent events have seen the overthrow of the pro-West, government. It is now run by Hezbollah which hates Israel.
The Philistines or people of Philistia originally settled in what is today called Gaza, in the south west of Israel. Phistinos is also the root of the word Palestinian, and could be interpreted to include the so-called Palestinians in a larger sense.
Ishmaelites: Descendants of Ishmael who prophetically speak of the whole Arab world of which 95% are Islamic.
Many Muslims now believe that Jesus did rise bodily, but was not crucified. They believe that Jesus will return again with their soon coming Muslim Machdi. They believe that Jesus will return as a servant of Mohammad.
It's important to know that Iran's Ahmadinejad, whose mother is a direct descendent of Mohammad, believes that its his duty to prepare the way for the coming Machdi. He must do this by first of all ridding the world of Jews.
The Arab confederacy against Israel
Psalm 83:4-5 "They have said come and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one counsel and one consent; they form a confederacy against You."
Amos 1:6-8 For the transgressions of Gaza...I will not turn away its punishment...I will send fire on the wall of Gaza...and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish says the Lord."
Obadiah 1:13 "You should not have entered the gate of My people (Israel) in the day of their calamity. Indeed you should not have gazed upon their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity."
Ezekiel 35:5-6 Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore as I live says the Lord God, "I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you."
Ezekiel 25:15 Thus says the Lord God: Because the Philistines (Palestinians) dealt vengefully and took vengeance with a spiteful heart, to destroy because of the old hatred, therefore I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines and I will cut them off..."
The above verses are staggering indeed. They point to coming war. They identify the time period of this war. It will be in the era when Israel is in calamity and her iniquity comes to an end. We are at the start of this period now.
The above verses indicate that one of the reasons for the attacks on Israel will be for get hold of their "substance."
The identity of the nations of World War Three:
Ezekiel 38 and 39 speak of the soon coming monumental war in which many Arab nations are joined by some non-Arab nations to attack Israel. They come to take a "spoil"
It is generally referred to as the war of Gog and Magog and should not be confused with Armageddon. Gog and Magog is used in reference to Armageddon in the Revelation, but there it is used in type. The two wars are vastly different in their character, length and outcome.
We can identify the nations by looking at an ancient Biblical map and simply overlaying the modern map with current names over it.
Gog and Magog are present day Russia.
The Kings of the East: This would be a confederacy of eastern nations. They are led by an army of 200 million. China today has an army that size. China is also identified by the word Shino meaning "stem of bamboo."
England, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and a few others are found in the term "The merchants of Tarshish and the young lions" This was a city in what is Spain today, which traded with the England. England has as its symbol a lion. The young lions could be identified as the commonwealth countries, mentioned above. These nations are identified as allies of Israel in this war. Today these nations are friends of Israel, if only just!
The map below identifies some of the nations of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39.
The reasons behind much of the rioting in the Arab world today is for a better deal. They want an end to tyranny dictatorship and corruption. The majority of the people of these nations have been left impoverished. Right next door to these Arab nations is Israel, which is seeing bumper crops. New big gas finds have just occurred. Israel's techno-driven agricultural industry produces 95% of their own needs, with much being exported.
Of course, central to this big attack on Israel will be the "eternal hatred" of the Arab / Islamic world.
It's worth noting that the southern states of Russia are all Islamic now.
The current events in the Middle East have not yet brought Israel into the fray. This will happen soon.
The Christian confederacy against Israel.
Most of the modern church embraces replacement theology, which is actually a more respectable name for anti-Semitism. It essentially replaces Israel with the church and believes that God has finished with Israel. Most of these churches support the Palestinian's (erroneous) view that the land of Israel belong to them. When the pressure is really on these churches will side fully with Satan and his "roadmap to peace". It will bring war.
The greatest danger facing the church is deception. Isn't it interesting that when asked by His disciples what would be the signs of His coming, Yeshua / Jesus warns five times on deception in that single discourse (The Olivet discourse). There are a number of ways believers can get deceived.
Those with a problem with God are in danger of deception. Those with a lack of Spirit led Biblical knowledge are in danger. Those who've given themselves to false teachers are in great danger. Those in love with the world and it's ways are in danger.
The problem with deception is that it doesn't stay constant. It grows. The problem with deception is that because it's Satan's work, it will lead you to fulfil his purposes.
Satan's great plan and purpose today is to deceive the world into thinking that God has finished with Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. This is all key in the coming of Messiah.
Satan has been very effective in transforming the church and its mission, but where did Christian anti-Semitism begin?
The Constantine creed is by default the creed of most Christians. It was also called the first council of Nicea. It is your creed unless you have rejected it.
This creed is the root of all Christian anti-Semitism. It began in the heart of Satan, was consolidated in the evil emperors of Rome and then further entrenched by Constantine and the Roman Catholic church. This abomination-creed has been adopted by other protestant churches in the sense that it has never been rejected by them.
This creed was the root of the murder of millions of Jews by the Catholics in the inquisitions. It is the root of the anti-Semitic, Jew hating writings of Martin Luther and Calvin. It is the root of the Holocaust and will be the root of the coming anti-Semitic moves by the a large part of the church as it spearheads the world's final assault on Israel.
All false doctrine will eventually lead to an end planned by Satan himself. It may take time, but it will get you shipwrecked!
The Constantine Creed of the year 325: (extracts)
"I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all other feasts of the Hebrews...and Sabbaths. I renounce absolutely everything Jewish...I will not eat with Jews or feasting with them. I renounce everything Jewish."
"Furthermore, any follower of the Jewish Messiah may not have communion with us. "
"I accept the customs, rites, legalisms and feasts of the Romans including the new Sabbath."
There is much more to the creed and others like it, but the main point is that this creed openly comes against the Jews, changes the Sabbath, denies the Biblical feasts of the Lord, and enforces the many idolatrous practices of the church.
The creed replaces truth with error. It is the root of replacement theology and anti-Semitism.
It is the work of Satan
Remember that Satan has always tried to come against God's work. He tried to destroy the children of Israel many times. He tried to destroy our Messiah shortly after He was born. He tried to destroy Israel in the Second World War and will try it again.
This creed is the root of replacement theology practiced by the majority of the modern church. Replacement theology in a nutshell replaces Israel with the church.
The Constantine creed gives Satan a legal way into your heart to bring in deception, particularly in relation to Israel.
●●● I encourage you to go before our Lord in prayer and to cut, break, sever and renounce the Constantine creed and all pagan Jew hating practises of the church.
Be very aware that God's word will not fail...none of it. The prophetic word will endure and come through exactly as it says. You can, like many Christians exalt yourself and your ways above God and His, but you will be destroyed.
Nobody is capable of derailing God's word.
We are now in times of dramatic prophetic fulfilment...you had better be on God's side!
The world hates God and His exclusive ways. It hates God's Messiah and His works. The Arab world is in the same boat. The Bible reveals that these two together form a dangerous confederacy against Israel. This is Satan's work of trying to derail God's work and word.
A large part of the church will spearhead the work of Satan in coming against Israel. This all started a long time ago. The church has not learnt its lesson! There are major spiritual forces at work here. We all need to be aware that this is essentially a spiritual conflict. We need to be protected with the full armour of God. We need the gifts of the Spirit to lead us and keep us in the truth.
Jeremiah 30:11 "For I am with you says the Lord, to save you; though I make a full end of all the nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you, but I will correct you in justice, and not let you go altogether unpunished."
Jeremiah 30:16 "All who devour you shall be devoured and all your adversaries, every one of them shall go into captivity; Those who plunder you shall become plunder, and all who prey upon you, I will make a prey. For I will restore your health to you and heal your wounds says the Lord, because they called you an outcast saying; "This is Zion; No one seeks her."
Heaven or hell:
Old man peering from the darkness...your life is just about over. Have you made right our Messiah. If so, before you is eternal light. If not before you is eternal darkness! Even now, it's not too late to change your course and follow the Light. Amazingly the Bible declares that you can "redeem the time" That means buy back the time the devil has stolen from you!
Young kids, the window to God is before you. You can chose to follow the ways of your traditions or ancestors or you can chose to say yes to the prompting of the living God in your hearts. You do need to make the choice. Nobody lands in heaven or hell by accident!
Here is a painting by Mikhail Turovsky. He is Ukrainian Jew now resident in the US. His father was killed in the Nazi Holocaust. This led to him to do many paintings depicting the inhumanity of that time. The second Holocaust is coming soon!
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 73. 20th March 2011
In this edition:
●The soon coming paradise and who will be there.
●News from the Middle East and beyond.
The concerted military attack on Libya is designed to remove the tyrant Gaddafi. At time of writing it's too early to say exactly what will follow, but we do know that Libya is one of the participants in the great war of Gog and Magog who attack Israel.(Ezekiel 38 & 39)
Libya will make a fateful mistake and join up with a confederacy of Muslim / Arab nations to attack Israel. This confederacy will include Egypt (the king of the south), Russia, the kings of the east, which would include China. It will include Turkey, Iran, Ethiopia and others. Ezekiel 38:9 "They will ascend coming like a storm covering the land like a cloud..."
This will be a unique war. Much of Israel will be defeated, but God Himself will then come in and cause Israel to destroy her enemies completely, giving Israel a stunning victory. You don't want to be in a war where God is directly involved...not very clever!
Right now we are seeing the stage being set. We will soon see a confederacy of Islamic states that will come against Israel, provoking the anger of God.
●The blind western press has whitewashed the Muslim Brotherhood. If you believe the superficial rubbish presented in the media, think again!
"Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope". - The Muslim Brotherhood.
Does this sound like the motto of a moderate peace loving non-violent organisation? Let me tell you some things you will never see in the western press: The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organisation of Al Qaeda. They are committed to filling the leadership vacuum in the Arab world. Their ultimate goal is to establish Shariah law around the world. Their secret behind-the-scenes plan is the expansion of Islam. They will come as sheep, befriending their enemy...just as Satan does!
They same is true of the Arab League. They come as sheep, but if you take the trouble to look more deeply into them they have war against Israel in their hearts.
The events unfolding in the Middle East will eclipse all others as we go forward. We need to watch Israel now. The upheavals in the Middle East will soon focus on Israel. Some news coming to me from my sources indicates that one Arab nation may soon do something purely to provoke a response from Israel. When and if this does happens it will unite the now-divided Arab world against their common enemy - Israel. We have the seeds of the Third World War developing now.
There is now a growing danger that Israeli prime minister Netanyahu will succumb to pressure and divide Jerusalem and Israel itself. Of course this has already been done to some degree, but the timing now makes it of paramount importance. When this happens beware! I've used these verses many times before, but here goes again.
Joel 3:2 "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land." Note that the dividing of the land brings war and not peace!! Note that the dividing of the land will happen!!
Zechariah 12:3 "It will happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all people; all who heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth are gathered against it. In chapter 14 it's revealed that half of the city will go into captivity and in verse 3 it says that Lord Himself will go forth and fight against those nations. We are now in the forerunner period of these events.
Politicians need to read and understand God's position...but they won't
If you look down at the previous edition, note that I published it on the 8th March. This was four days before the Big Japan earthquake / tsunami. The edition is titled "I will shake all things" One verse used speaks of the "distress of nations" and the "sea and waves roaring."
The Japan earthquake / tsunami most certainly adds to the catastrophic world scenario right now, especially in light of the Christchurch quake, the Queensland floods and the dramas in the Middle East. But all of this is nothing compared to the severity and intensity of what is coming. These are only the beginnings of birth-pangs. The events of the tribulation period combined will wipe out one third of the world's population.
The soon coming paradise
●Please see edition 64 titled "Why the unsaved are unsaved" for more on these subjects.
The previous edition is titled "I will shake all things" and deals with God's wrath on this proud arrogant, Christ-rejecting world. This all gives way to ultimate peace, tranquillity, glory and victory. But this incredible peace comes God's way and not man's way. It is exclusive and includes only those who have been saved through the cross and blood of our Messiah.
All the things that people put their trust in will be shaken to their roots. The time period we are in now is described in the Bible as being "perilous". It's also called the time of "birth pangs" or "labour pains". Well, the good news is that after birth pangs comes the birth. This birth is the new glorious, perfect world or millennium age of peace.
When looking at all the troubles, catastrophes and dramas of the world and its people, it's good to bear in mind that this is temporary and that what is coming is even beyond our imagination. Romans 8:18 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." 1 Corinthians 2:9 "Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor has entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for him."
There are many other sections of scripture dealing with unimaginable glory to come. There are also a number of scriptures dealing with the fact that the entire universe will be our domain in the future.
There are also a number of scriptures dealing with the fact that at resurrection we will receive new eternal bodies that will be the same in make up as that of our Messiah after His resurrection. It will have both spiritual and physical qualities. We will know all things.
1 Corinthians 13:12 "Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall known just as I am known."
Isaiah 51:3 "The Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody."
Jeremiah 33:3-6 "Call on Me and I will show great and mighty things which you do not know...I will reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth."
The problem with the perilous times and birth pangs is that it produces enormous amounts of stress, pain, depression and torment. It's a terrible thing to suffer these things without a future hope.
What a difference it is when you have hope and your faith is growing in our Lord and His amazing word.
The nature of the paradise to come:
There are far too many sections of scripture dealing with the coming glorious future to deal with here, but let's just outline the main points:
God's original perfect plan for man and the world will finally be manifest.
We will be in eternal supernatural bodies...just like that of Yeshua / Jesus after His resurrection. This body has both spiritual and physical properties which are interchangeable. This body can travel at the speed of thought. It can transcend the physical by moving through solid objects like walls.
We will be in perfect form. We will be different from each other according to our reward state. We will be recognisable to each other.
It will be sin free. The source and power of sin, Satan will be bound and cast out. Perfect holiness will abide.
It will include perfect environment. The source of environmental imperfection and imbalance, Satan will be gone. God will lift the curse that is on nature itself that came as a result of the fall of man.
It will include a "playground" which is the entire universe.
We will not have to wash the dishes.
The eternal paradise is not for everyone:
Today there is a strong movement growing within Christianity believing that all people will be saved and hell is only allegorical. All roads lead to Rome they say! All religions are legitimate they say!
Believe what you will, but here is the biblical truth. It's really incredibly stupid to reject God's word in favour of the word of some demon possessed Christian wolf in sheep's clothing.
I encourage you to read these verses. Don't skip on to the next section. These verses speak about the profound truth that Jesus is the one and only way to salvation and paradise. Don't gamble with truth!!
John 14:6 "I am the way the truth and the life; no man comes to the Father but by Me."
John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
John 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
John 3:3 "I say to you, unless one is born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God."
John 8:24 "I say to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."
Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven whereby we may be saved."
1 John 2:23 "Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the father also."
1 John 5:12 "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life." (grk=Zoe or spirit eternal life)
Hebrews 9:22 "...Without the shedding of blood there is no remission."
1 Timothy 2:5 "For there is one God and one moderator between God and men, the Man Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 3:11 "No other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
Eternal paradise is exclusive! That statement will make many universalists angry! That doesn't change the truth at all.
●Just think about it; if there are other legitimate ways to God, the cross and blood of Christ would be meaningless.
I think the most horrible and greatest regret of all time will be when those who were so close to salvation in Jesus Christ, but rejected it, end in hell.
The counterfeit emergent church is destined for eternal hell:
I have just become outraged at the news that one of the blasphemous emergent church leaders, the wolf whose name I will not even use, is gathering a huge following based on heresy and the removal of God's warnings relating to hell. He has written a book titled "Love wins". In a previous book "The Velvet Elvis" he rejects the virgin birth and downplays the need for conversion. He rejects the truth that Jesus is the only way to salvation, embraces the Yoga masters, and supports homosexuality. He is a modern day liberal enemy of the cross of our Messiah.
●There is nothing loving about false doctrine!!!
●There is nothing loving about removing God's warnings signs. That is hatred in action!!!
●The book "Love wins" is incorrectly titled. It should be "Hatred wins." It's hatred to remove God's warnings.
I warn you reading this. If you are a follower of anyone within the 'emergent church', you are destined for eternal hell.
The sort of people that fall for this sort of Satanic deception are those who are either ignorant of the truth, have a problem with God, have not surrendered themselves fully to our Lord, or who are demon possessed to start with. It is incredible pride and arrogance to interfere with God's word.
Emergent church followers, in their deception, arrogant pride and contempt, will rise up in judgement against God and His word relating to the following verses on hell and it's eternal nature:
Emergent church followers will accept everything but the truth. Those who proclaim the truth are and will be there greatest enemies!
Daniel 12:2 "Many of those who sleep (death) in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt."
Luke 16:23-24 "And being in torments in Hades he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, Father Abraham have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue for I am tormented in this flame."
2 Thessalonians 1:9 "These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power."
Revelation 20:10, 15 "And the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever...and anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire."
Revelation 14:11 "And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever..."
Matthew 10:28 "Do not fear those who can kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
Matthew 13: 49-50 "So it will be at the end of the age. The angles will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 25:41, 46 "The He will say to those on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angles...And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life."
2 Peter 2:4, 17 "For if God did not spare the angles who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgement...These are wells without water, clouds carried by the tempest, to who the gloom of darkness is reserved forever."
And there are many more.
●Please see editions 13 and 64 for more on this.
The image above stands in front of the UN building. It shows the beating of a sword into a ploughshare. It's their symbol of world peace. Sounds nice hey?
"When they say peace and safety sudden destruction comes upon them" - 1Thesselonians 5:3 Counterfeit Christianity promises peace in this world now and forever. God's truth promises internal peace now and forever to His own children and wrath for the world's children, with eternal hell to follow.
There's incredible safety, joy, comfort, peace and assurance in believing God and His word at face value. Are you confused or fed up with the modern church? Return to the old ways where the truth stands supreme.
Jeremiah 6:16 "Ask for the old paths where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls.
Are you ready for eternity?
Are you ready for paradise? Here are some issues to consider:
The identity of the paradise-bound true church is this: It has and preaches the full complete word of God. It keeps the word. It preaches the judgement of God including eternal hell for unbelievers. It warns of the Babylon-characterised counterfeit church. It is unified in the Abrahamic expression of faith. It has a Hebraic flavour. It will be smaller in size than the majority. It will embrace the cross of Christ and be empowered by it. The gates of hell will not prevail against it.
As revealed in the verses of scripture in this edition, the overall condition for salvation is exclusive and comes by faith in our Messiah. Other portions of scripture reveal that this is salvation by faith in the finished work of the cross and shed blood of Messiah, resulting in His substitutionary death and bodily resurrection, ascension and second coming. The virgin birth is central to salvation. After the new birth, adult water baptism is required and then spirit baptism. These three are the foundational pillars of spirituality.
Study of the Word of God under the leading and inspiration of the Holy Spirit is essential for growth in our Lord. A soft, broken and humble heart before Him is essential to be led into truth. A hard impenetrable heart to the devil and his ways is essential.
Salvation is not by works or the keeping of laws. Works most certainly do come into the picture, after salvation. The works that we do in response to the leading of our Lord by His Spirit result in rewards that are bestowed on believers at the entrance to eternity.
We have a wonderful promise of spectacular glory laid up for us in the near future.
Rev22:12 "Behold I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me to give to everyone according to his work."
These rewards for works will be eternal and set us apart from one another for ever. Some will enter with no reward but be "saved so as by fire", while some will be rewarded with gold, silver, precious stones and various types of crowns. It remains to be seen exactly what these rewards will be or how they will be bestowed on us. Some believe that the rewards are literally gold etc. I'm quite happy to wait and see.
These rewards will not simply be for any works, but only those inspired by our Lord and His leading.
The most basic precondition that's needed to even begin to see God's leading and calling is to deny self and take up your own cross daily. The application of the cross purifies our thoughts, kills self-will and all our own good ideas. "It's not I that live but Christ" says Paul. It's the work of the cross embraced and applied in our lives that gets rid of the garbage and purifies us. The new life within, gives us the desire to and ability to know the truth.
Psalm 145:18 "The Lord is near to all those who call upon Him in truth".
The cross is a deadly instrument of death and also the way to resurrection. This is what we need in our lives now. Paul said."I must decrease so that He increases."
The cross is the instrument that puts to death self, the world and the demonic in our lives. We are freed by the work of the cross to see and be led by the Spirit of God.
John 16:13 "When He the spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth...and He will tell you things to come."
A glorious eternal paradise is coming soon. It's exclusive. There is only one way to be saved. All roads do not lead to heaven. Many churches like the emergent church movement are fulfilling prophecy perfectly. They will end up joining the great international, universalist, one world movement headed by the False Prophet and Satan himself.
The "gates of hell" will not endure against those of the truth. Wonderful, spectacular eternal glory awaits the children of the living God.
Psalm 62:5 "My soul wait silently for God alone, for My expectation is from Him."
Psalm 119:18 "Open my eyes that I may see Wondrous things from your word."
Psalm 66:16 "Come and hear all you who fear the Lord."
Heaven or hell:
Old man you better not be laughing at God and His perfect word. The Bible declares that He will laugh at and mock all those that have laughed Him off! The problem is that if God laughs at you in your calamity it will cost you dearly. In fact if you do not respond to His salvation call, your laughter will turn to weeping and howling from your abode in hell.
Old lady, if you have made right with God through the cross of our Messiah, eternal laughter is set before you. It will be the laughter of happiness and unimaginable joy. All you pain and suffering will be so far gone. Happiness, joy and eternal victory, with rewards are your future.
Here is a painting representing the garden of Eden by Thomas Cole done in 1828 The future that lies before us will be like the garden of Eden restored.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 72. March 8th 2011
In this edition:
●I will shake all things
●What Israel thinks of the Middle East upheavals.
What Israel thinks of the Middle East turmoil:
The current upheavals in the nations surrounding Israel represent a new paradigm shift. The speed with which the turmoil has spread is quite amazing. But what of the nation caught right in the middle?...What is Israel thinking?
Israelis are increasingly becoming worried about what this is all leading to. Some rabbis are talking of the forerunners to the great war of Gog and Magog. One rabbi said that this all shows that "our Messiah is soon to appear."
Israeli Jews are increasingly searching Google (in Hebrew) for their Messiah. Some 50,000 searches a month have been recorded and it's increasing all the time.
The 'stage' is being set. The 'furniture' is being re-organised and the 'actors' are waiting in the wings. What we are witnessing is the preparation for the greatest drama of all time which will begin to take centre stage soon.
The events in the Middle East and North Africa of late are unstoppable. It's like a genie being let out of the bottle. You can't put it back in. It's like there is a giant invisible puppeteer silently pulling the strings. People want to bring down their zombie dictators and rightly so, but what will follow is the problem.
The Arab / Islamic nations in conflict, may well present a new united face of opposition to Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood are no peace-loving harmless bunch as they're believed to be by many in the West. You will see their true colours emerge soon!
The changes sweeping the Arab world may appear to be pro-west, but this is a thin veneer. You can be sure that the barrel of a Kalashnikov held by Al Qaeda or others will come into play.
I will shake all things: Nations, Israel and the church
This is a very positive edition, but you'll have to read it all to get the full picture.
Luke 12:49 "I came to send fire on the earth and how I wish it was already kindled." These are the words of our Messiah!
Luke 21:25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the seas and the waves roaring; mens hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming upon the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken."
Revelation 6:4 "Another horse, fiery red, went out and it was granted to the one who sat on it, to take peace from the earth..." God will remove peace from this earth! When He does this no one will find peace!
Isaiah 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger."
Nahum 1:2 "God is jealous and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. He will take vengeance on His adversaries, He reserves His wrath for His enemies."
Some like Rick Warren are casting down the Word of God and are pushing for global peace, while our Lord is promising global wrath. "For when they say peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them as a woman in labour."- 1Thessalonians 5:3
Huge destruction is coming. The worst will be in the second half of the soon coming tribulation period, but we will see many forerunners or "birth pangs."
It's all about pride, arrogance and the rejection of God's word. The rejection of God's word always leads to its own problems and to ultimate failure. God is not some angry Man spewing judgement everywhere. He has a plan for the world. He knows best. His judgment is on His enemies and on those who follow Satan's plans of rebellion to Him.
For those who believe in our Lord, His ways and His word, there is no judgement except for reward. For those who humble themselves before our Lord there are oceans of peace now and in the future, even as all things get shaken.
Joel 3:16 "The Lord also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake; but the Lord will be a shelter for His people."
In Him is peace and joy that surpasses understanding.
Hebrews 12:26 "His voice has promised saying, yet once more I shake not only the earth but also heaven. This "yet once more" indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain." God will shake everything that can be shaken, so that which cannot be shaken will be strengthened and endure.
It's important to understand that only that which is of the kingdom of God is unshakeable.
God will shake the proud nations, the proud churches, the pride of Israel. God will shake all self assurance, arrogance and the pride of all people.
When what you put your trust in starts shaking violently, you automatically look for something stable to hold onto. This will be a time of incredible revival as people turn to the safety of the kingdom of God.
Arrogance against God's plans for Israel and the Jew:
One of the big reasons for the coming judgement is because of the world's collective actions against Israel, led by Satan himself.
Do you know why Pharaoh and the Egyptians came against the children of Israel as Moses led them to freedom? It was because God had said "Let My people go." Today the situation is the same. This is now the second Exodus! God is saying that His people will return to their land and to spiritual salvation. God says in His word that He will bring the Jews back into their land in blindness and then the veil of spiritual blindness will be lifted.
Modern day Pharaoh's in many guises will again pursue the Jews just like before.
Ezekiel 35:5 "Because you (Arabs) have had an ancient hatred, and shed the blood of the children of Israel, by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore as I live says the Lord God, I will prepare you for blood and blood shall pursue you."
Ezekiel 28:25-26 "When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. And they will dwell safely there, build houses and plant vineyards; yes they will dwell securely, when I execute judgment on those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God."
Micah 4:11-13 "Now also many nations have gathered against you, who say, "Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion." But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord, nor do they understand His counsel; For He will gather them like sheaves for the threshing floor. Arise and thresh O daughter of Zion; For I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hooves bronze; You shall beat in pieces many peoples."
Isaiah 42:14-16 "I have held My peace a long time, I have been still and restrained Myself. Now I will cry like a woman in labour, I will pant and gasp at once, I will lay waste the mountains and the hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will make the rivers coastlands. I will bring the blind by a way they do not know, I will lead them in paths they may not have known. I will make darkness light before them. These things I will do for them and not forsake them."
Haggai 2:7 "I will shake all nations and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations and I will fill this temple with glory says the Lord of hosts (armies). "
Psalm 125:2-3 "As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous."
The above verses speak very strong words of warning against those who in their pride reject God's plans for Israel and in fact stand in His way.
But Israel will also come under God's judgement for her rejection of Messiah and God's plan. He chose them for a purpose, which will come about. Unfortunately, as with the nations their pride has got in the way and blinded them in the interim.
The pride of Israel:
Ezekiel 5:5-9 "This is Jerusalem I have set her in the midst of the nations. She has rebelled against My judgements by doing wickedness more than nations, and against My statutes, more than all the countries around her, for they have refused My judgements and they have not walked in My statutes. Therefore, thus says the Lord, because you have multiplied your disobedience, more than the nations around you...Indeed I even I am against you and will execute judgements in your midst, in the sight of the nations around you. I will do among you what I have never done and the like of which I will never do again, because of all your abominations."
This is staggering verse of scripture. This is the reason why the Third World War will soon break out starting in the Middle East and involving Israel. God will allow her to come under severe judgement. Israel will soon be involved in a terrible war, but God will cause the Jew to turn to Him in this shaking.
God will not allow Israel to be destroyed and will bring her to victory, but only after some serious damage has been done and His plans have been achieved.
The above verse is shocking. The verse below is as shocking, but on the positive side!
Micah 7:8-9 "Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall I will arise; When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my case and executes judgement for me; He will bring me forth to light and I will see His righteousness."
The pride of people and the nations:
Jeremiah 50:32 "The most proud shall stumble and fall...I will kindle a fire in his cities and it will devour all around him."
Isaiah 2:12,19 "For the day of the Lord of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up and it shall be brought low." "They shall go into the holes of the rocks and into caves from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily."
Isaiah 13:9 "Behold the Lord comes, cruel with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate and He will destroy the sinners from it."
Isaiah 29:14 "I will again do a marvellous work among this people; for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden."
These verses above are frightening indeed for the unbeliever and the proud and arrogant. I've said a thousand times, that pride always blinds you and here we have clearly spelt out...right out of the mouth of God!
There is a very easy way to get rid of all of this ugly, heavy stuff. Just cast down the Bible. Throw it out and reject it. That way you can carry on blindly serving the god of this world. You can carry on having fun, fun and more fun, even 'good' Christian fun. It will bring the judgement of God upon you. It will make your eternal position worse.
There is safety in humility and surrender before our great God Lord and King.
The pride of the church:
"The gates of hell will not prevail against the church" says the Bible. But the very same Bible points out that not all of those who claim to be "the church" are the church. There is one section of the church that will be forever safe. It is the church that trusts supremely in our Lord and His word. The gates of hell will not prevail against this church.
Only the church of Philadelphia in the book of Revelation chapter three is completely commended with not one word of condemnation. This is the church that is told: "He opens the door and no one shuts." This church is assessed by God and told that it "keeps My word." This church is commended for having "little strength" (That would be self -orientated strength) This church has the "Key of David" which is referred to in Isaiah 22 as the "key that opens the door to Jerusalem" meaning that this church has a Messianic flavour.
Most of the other churches assessed by God in Revelation chapters two and three are in trouble in one way or another. They are not safe. One church is promised that it will "spewed out" of God's mouth. Another is promised by God "I will kill your children (offspring of the church) with death". Another is told that it will be cast into "great tribulation."
A great deal of the professing church of the this era will be swept away in judgement. They will fall for the devil's end time counterfeit plans. The Bible declares: "The love of many will grow cold". We are in the time period that is just starting to see the "great apostasy" of the church.
Cain and Able were brothers. They were a type of the true and false church. Cain's religion produced the first murderer and is a type of the church that has and will kill the true saints. Abel's religion, produced the first martyr.
In all of this there is tremendous safety, peace and security...but it's only for those who humble themselves into God's plans and will. All pride and rebellion to God will come tumbling down. The answer is to simply give up resisting God. Give up following the ways of the world and its god.
Pride and self assurance are the most dangerous qualities anyone can possess!
James 4:6 "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
The battle for the spirits and souls of people is intensifying. The battle against God's will is intensifying.
The story of David and Goliath is full of symbolism. David is a type of Israel and of Christ, while Goliath is a type of the world and of antichrist. Goliath had was six cubits high, had six pieces of armour, and his sword was six weights of silver. This identifies him with the number of Satan which is 666. This also identifies him with the world system of whom Satan is it's god. Goliath was large and from a large army. He had the odds stacked in his favour. David was small in comparison, but with God at his side, he defeated the much larger enemy.
Within the story of John the Baptist we see another type. He was God's prophet of things to come. He had his head taken off. It did no damage to Gods plans.
The world and its god, Satan will run headlong into the God of glory soon. This collision will cause the greatest shaking the world has ever seen. It will be a real event, but will also take place in the spirits and souls of all people.
The days are dangerous now, but they will become a lot worse soon.
John 9:4 "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is still day; the night is coming when no one can work."
The greatest part of this shaking and the reasons for it relate to God's plans for the Jew, Israel and Jerusalem. This is all part of the way God will bring peace to the world, but it will all explode first, due to the playing out of the great spiritual conflict.
God has a plan and so does the devil and his world. Guess which one will persevere and prevail?
Psalm 105: 8-11 "He has remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded for a thousand generations, the covenant He made with Abraham and His oath to Isaac, and conformed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying to you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.
Genesis 13:15 "For all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever."
Psalm 129: 5-8 "All who hate Zion will be put to shame."
Heaven or hell:
Pride is a prison of your own making. It will never set you free. It feeds off itself. "Be careful that the light that is in you is not really darkness" says the Bible. God always resists the proud. It cause blindness and deception. The end of all pride is hell.
Humility is the characteristic of those destined for heaven. Not only is the destiny heaven, but humility sets one truly free now. Of course humility needs to be combined with truth, but humility gives sight. With a humble heart truth is easy to find and walk in.
Here is a painting by Mikhail Turovsky. He was born in 1933 and is well known for his images of suffering during the Second World War. Here is one of them. we are now close to the Third World War.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 71. 17th February 2011
In this edition:
●The writing on the wall
●Amazing plans for the new Jerusalem Temple
Amazing plans for the new Jerusalem Temple:
●Please have a look at the video clip (in the videos section above) Which for the first time, will take you on a virtual tour through the Temple Chamber Hewn in Stone. This video is based on the exact, highly detailed plans now complete of this incredible Temple.
This will be the third Temple. It will be built on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem. It is the Temple in which the antichrist will declare himself as God at the midway mark of the tribulation period. (2Thesselonians2:4) The third and final Millennium Temple of Ezekiel 40 is not this one. In the Millennium there will be a completely new Temple built according to the plans of Ezekiel.
The Temple Institute has already completed all the vessels, implements, High Priest clothing, musical instruments and everything else needed. It's all ready and waiting. These are not replicas but the actual objects built out of gold, silver etc.
The image below is just three of the hundreds of blueprints recently completed.
There is one little problem though and that is the Muslim mosque standing on the site. The area opposite the Golden Gate is open and may be used, but the most likely scenario is that something will happen soon which will either destroy the mosque or some agreement may be reached which would facilitate the building of the Temple on the open section of the Temple Mount.
The bus below in a Jerusalem street bears a banner proclaiming the soon-to-be built Temple.
According to prophecy, this Temple does not need to be complete until the halfway mark of the tribulation period. It could come about as a result of the peace deal made with antichrist and Israel at the start of the tribulation.
The image below shows some of the actual Temple vessels recently completed and ready for use in this coming Temple. (Thanks to The Temple Institute.)
Many Christians object to the fact that this Temple will be built. Claiming that Jesus has fulfilled everything and we are now the temples of the Holy Spirit. Of course this is true, but we need to remember that the Jews are brought back into their land in spiritual blindness to Messiah and only then is the "veil" lifted (en-mass) The Temple is prophesied in numerous places. It will be built!
The writing on the wall
Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin were the words God inscribed miraculously on the wall of Babylon's palace.
The word 'Mene' was written twice. When this occurs in the Bible it means that God is putting double emphasis on it. He is stressing the point with absolute surety. Another example of this is in Revelation 18:2 "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen"
Daniel 5: 25-26 "This is the interpretation of each word. Mene: "God has numbered your kingdom and finished it"; Tekel: "You have been weighed in the balances and found wanting"; Peres: "Your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians."
Okay, here's the story:
The king of Babylon had a wild party. Belshazzar was a belcher of significance...a true party animal of note. He used gold and silver vessels (cups) from the Temple, for this party, which his father Nebuchadnezzar had given him. They drank wine from these Temple vessels, got drunk, praised their gods and had a wild, crazy time.
At the time of the party, the city was being surrounded by enemies. The king turned a blind drunk eye to the siege that was lying waiting.
God then joined the party, but He was angry. What infuriated God was the fact that holy Temple vessels were being used for this drunken party.
As Belshazzar slugged down his last ever cup of wine, God supernaturally inscribed His judgement on the wall.
Belshazzar was shocked but didn't know what it meant and called for Daniel to interpret it. He then gave the interpretation, which was the judgement of God on Belshazzar and his kingdom.
That very night Belshazzar was slain. Afterwards a general submission followed, but later Babylon fell to her enemies.
The pride and arrogance of one man who dishonoured God's holiness, brought down a whole nation very quickly.
Daniel 5:22-23 "But you Belshazzar have not humbled your heart although you knew all this and you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You have brought the vessels of His house before you."
Why was God so angry:
It was simply because God's holiness was violated. These were the holy vessels of the Temple that had been set apart and purified. Does God care about what He has deemed to be holy? This story shows the shocking truth, that He most certainly does care, even about little details of holiness.
Of course nobody is sin free and perfectly holy. But , it's God's standard that we need to uphold and not water down to worldly levels. We are not to interfere with God's holy standards.
It is the duty and responsibility of leadership to uphold God's standard of holiness and purity.
The shocking bottom line:
God was not mad because the king used the wrong cups for a party. He was mad because the king had brought God's holiness down to his level. The central issue here is that leadership is responsible for what it does with God's holiness.
Prophetic implications for today:
We need to identify Babylon as a 'type' in relation to today's world. Is there a message in this 'writing on the wall' for the world today? You bet!!
Babylon is used in numerous scriptures as a type for the world system and a type for the worldly church.
These words of warning and judgement were written on a wall ages ago, but have a profound prophetic meaning for the world and the church today.
The Bible uses typology in many instances. Babylon is a type for the world system and of the church today (a large part of it) "Babylon the great" is the Biblical term used to describe the world system and "Mystery Babylon" is the term used for much of the church and it's Babylon-infested religion. (There is a bit of crossover application to both the world and the church.)
Babylon fell as a result of God's judgement and will never arise again.
Jeremiah 51:29 "Every purpose of the Lord will be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation."
Jeremiah 50:46 "At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth trembles and the cry is heard among the nations.
Isaiah 13:19 "And Babylon the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldean's pride, will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah ."
The writing on the wall for the world:
Babylon was the city that tried to reach God by building a tower, against the will of God. It was the city of internationalism. It was the city which saw the origination of the modern banking system. It was 'politically correct.'
The world is messing with God's holiness. It is has become an institution of pure evil. It is the home of humanism and everything that seems right but is condemned by God. State is not the church and the church is not the state, but the state was never ever meant to be completely removed from the influence of the church.
The church should always be above the state. In fact the basis of all law comes from the Ten Commandments.
The world has taken God's holy word and effectively cast it down and trashed it. Isaiah 59:14 "Justice is turned back and righteousness stands afar off and truth is fallen in the street."
The world has its own God-devoid ideas coming from its own evil heroes.
Many say that Babylon prophetically refers to the USA. This is most certainly true, but it goes further and actually refers to the whole world system.
The ultimate eternal judgement of God is about to fall on this world system. It will never recover.
Jeremiah 25:11-12 "And this whole land shall be desolate and an astonishment, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. Then when the seventy years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon...and make it a perpetual desolation."
It's worth bearing in mind that God always warns before He pours out His wrath. He did this in the days of Noah, Lot and Babylon. This is exactly the situation again today.
The world is drunk on its own power, self importance, ego and pride. It casts down God's holiness, but the writing is on the wall now.
Today the writing is on the wall for Washington, Europe and in fact the whole world.
The writing on the wall for the church:
Revelation 18: 2-5 "And he cried mightily with a loud voice saying Babylon the great is fallen is fallen and has become a habitation of demons...for all the nations have drunk of the wine of her fornication. The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven saying "Come out of her My people, lest you share in her sins.
There is little doubt that "mystery Babylon the great" refers to the Catholic church (and other similar orthodox churches.) But it also refers to mixture or inter-faith movement. In its final form it will be a massive world religious body that will unbeknown to itself, be headed by the devil in the form of the Biblical 'false prophet'. This religious body will direct worship to the antichrist, whom it will think is our Lord.
God requires His servants to be separate and to present a lifestyle separate from the world. Going right back to Adam, God required a separation. The problem with Adam's sin was not eating of all the good stuff in the garden, but eating of the one thing God said don't eat of. The problem was mixture. Mixing what was allowed with what wasn't is the big problem.
God says "don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers" (2 Corinthians 6:14) God says "They shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean." (Ezekiel 44:23)."God says "how can a spring produce bitter and sweet water." (James 3:11) God says "because you are lukewarm, I'll spit you out of My mouth." (Revelation 3:16)
The word Babel or Babylon (the same in the original) means to mix together or mingle. The influence of Babylon on the Catholic church has produced mixture. A mix of occult-based pagan-based evil. A huge part of the church has wallowed it all hook line and sinker.
The main pagan characteristics of Babylon that have filtered into the Catholic church have also filtered through to much of the non- Catholic church as well.
The story of the writing on the wall is all about God's holiness being violated. This means that this story has profound meaning for the church today.
The city of Babylon was the home of mixed religion. It was the origin of inter-faith.
How do you know if you are vulnerable to fall into the Babylon-church trap?
The mark of the true believer set apart to God is this: He will reject the Babylonian influences in the church and obey God and maintain Godly convocations.
●What about the Bible verses say we are free from having to observe certain days and eat only certain foods etc?
Colossians 2:14-17 "Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us...He has taken it out of the way and nailed it to the cross...Therefore let no one judge you in food or in drink or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ."
Romans 14:2-6 "For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not...One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each one be convinced in his own mind. He who observes the Day observes it to the Lord and he who does not, does not observe the Day to the Lord..."
Galatians4:9-10 "But now after you have known God or are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage. You observe days and months and seasons and years?"
The three verses above (and there are more) speak volumes. Yes we are truly set free from observance of these things in a legalistic way. But can you see what they are saying? They clearly instruct those who want to celebrate certain days not to bring others down who don't want to celebrate days. It's all above walking in love with fellow believers.
Have you noticed how those under the bondage of legalism always put others down who don't keep their rigid set of laws?
The big thing with observing the Sabbath, the feasts and the like is that it identifies us with something. This is of major importance! If you celebrate Christmas, Easter, infant baptism and other such things, you are identified with the Babylonian church.
If you celebrate Shabbat, Passover etc. you are identifying with God's holy line of truth and His people the Jews. You are also in a position to make the Jews jealous as the Bible commands. But be careful of coming under the bondage of legalism.
The best way to measure whether you are in danger of legalism is to observe what it does with your walk of love to others.
You don't need to observe days legalistically, but I can tell you that there is a great blessing in observing and identifying with these holy convocations. On the other hand, there is a curse on all pagan festival observance.
The gates of hell will not prevail against the true church. A divided kingdom will not stand. (Mark 3:24)
Candidates for deception:
●Those who do not take up their own cross. ●Those who always say; "I think..."or..."It seems right to me"...or..."I feel good about that". ●"This is what many others think also, so I'm okay". ●Those filled with personal ambition. ●Those unwilling to suffer persecution. ●Those who are ignorant of the Bible. ●Those who live for themselves and are self orientated. ●Those in love with the world and just want to have fun.
Today, the church is at the crossroads. For many, they will go on blindly into greater and greater deception. For others they will hunger and thirst for God Himself, His holy ways and His holy word. Great glory lies ahead for untold millions while great grief lies ahead for others.
We are in a spiritually charged era. There is a battle on the go in the spiritual world for the eternal souls of people.
The central doctrine of the new universal one-world-religion is good intentions! To qualify all you need is to be a productive and respectable citizen identified by common tradition.
I heard someone say the other day, "Why can't we all just get along"? There is only one way we can all get along and that is by applying the cross to our lives and maintaining a central Bible-based doctrine in the Spirit. It is the cross that separates, and gloriously so!
The writing on the stone given to Moses will keep us safe from the writing on the wall of Babylon's palace. Both came from the exact same supernatural hand of the living God. One demonstrated pure holiness and the other the holiness of Gods judgement.
God's holiness was represented in the Temple vessels that were abused by Belshazzar. It brought him and his nation down. God's holiness is represented in the Ten Commandments...don't think you can trivialise them.
For us as believers, the writing on the wall applies to our relationship to both aspects of Babylon. Come out of her My people says the Bible. Come out the world and come out of the worldly church!
This is not the time for unity with the Babylon-rich church. Its the time for separation unto God and a greater disunity with the world and its religious systems. Belshazzar was led by fatal stupidity.
Romans 1:21-22 "Although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor were thankful and their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened."
Today a lot of the church has been influenced by the culture of the world and is now irrelevant to God. It has lost its influence and in most cases fallen in love with the world system. The new secular spirituality is a product of blind, deceived leaders, motivated by Satan posing as God.
Many believers are saddened at the state of the church, but are too chicken to break with its unholy traditions. Many are becoming shocked at the state of the church and are breaking free. Many are excited by God's new work. They're ready to return to our Hebraic roots.
Whatever your position, dear believer, please bear in mind that Our Lord only has one body. We need to be careful how we deal with people in the regular church. We want them, as brothers and sisters to move forward. We can reject the error, but we must not reject the people, except in extreme circumstances. We don't know who's who in the zoo and who will remain trapped in traditionalism forever. We don't know who will wake up and move forward with our Lord into glory.
The spirit of Babylon entered the Catholic church way back in 315 AD. It's still there. The 'daughter' spirit is in Protestantism and it's still there too. The answer is to recognise the spirit of Babylon and come out of her.
Essentially God brought doom and destruction on Babylon because of the misuse of a few pieces of metal! But these were holy Temple vessels. If God took the misuse of Temple vessels so seriously, then it will be the same now. We are God's Temple. We are God's workmanship. We are to build our lives in line with His holiness. Don't think you water down His holiness.
Revelation 18:21...Thus with violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down and shall not be found anymore."
God always warns of impending judgement. Most aren't listening. They're too busy. Some don't care and some don't believe it. That changes nothing. The wise will see, hear, take note and prepare themselves to avoid and escape the judgement.
Judgement has been passed. The outworking of the sentence of destruction is about to play out on the world stage. The judgement and sentence is final and irreversible.
The judgement of God was fully carried out on His own Son as our substitute. Everything and everyone inside of Christ and His kingdom is free from eternal judgement.
We are about to enter the most monumental time in the history of the world. The wrath of God, man and the devil will all run side by side. The glory of God will be at work saving, transforming and uniting His body in newness of life. Our God offers oceans of peace and joy in the midst of stress and turmoil!
Psalm 90:12 "So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
John 9:4 "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work."
Heaven or hell:
The origin of the word 'culture' comes from two root words meaning worship and work. Multiculturalism on its own is not the problem, but multi-faith most certainly is. Babylon was the first home of multi faith. God warned that he would destroy it and He did. Today the same situation is before us as much of the church promotes multi faith. If there are other ways to God, the cross has no meaning! Hell is the end of multi faith. You with the fancy earrings, how many gods do you have and worship?
Your feathery headdress may scare some kids away, but it will not scare away any demons, as you believe. In fact it's a sign of attraction for a host of demons that will possess you, blind you and send you to hell. To enter heaven you need to repent, be delivered and set free and then you need to follow our Lord and Messiah.
Here is a painting by Rembrandt showing Belshazzar and his harem in shock as God wrote their doom on the wall. Note the Temple vessels that were being used.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!