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Revelation 4:1 “After these things I looked and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.’”
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Edition 364: May 17th 2017.
Safe from delusion:
Safe from delusion:
Great deception and delusions are sweeping this world from top to bottom. It will intensify massively in the times ahead. Deception was the major sign our Lord warned against, which would be prevalent at His coming.
Right up front let me say that you are safe from deception and delusions if you know your Bible well under the leading and auspices of the Spirit of God, and if you use your spiritual gifts and weapons.
2 Timothy 3:13 “Evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Matthew 24:11-12 “...then many false prophets will arise and deceive many and because of lawlessness the love of many will grow cold.”
These are dangerous days. The verses above are a serious warning. End-time deceptions will lead to many becoming spiritual shipwrecks. Don’t be one of them!
This is a special unique time for this world. It is a time like never before, nor ever shall be. It has very specific conditions and severe warnings to go with it.
Matthew 24:4 (Signs of the end) “Take heed that no one deceives you. Verse 11 “Many false prophets will arise and deceive many.”
2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 “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 may be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie.”
In this verse above, we see that “strong delusion” is coming on the wings of the coming antichrist. These delusions will be in the form of powerful, lying signs and wonders. We are now in the forerunner period.
Far too many people are undiscerning. They swallow any deceptions because they come dressed in religiosity.
But make no mistake, we have seen nothing yet. It’s going to become a plague, far worse.
Be very careful of the spiritually unprepared presuming to be in ministry. You will know them by their multitudes of errors, deceptions and “prophecies” that never come to pass.
I’m sure you know of people who are ignorant of the word and arrogant to the fact that they need to go back and study it before presenting it to others.
What deception is not:
Someone being wrong or mistaken due to a plain, simple unintentional error is not deception as such. It’s just being wrong and the cure is being right. Not one single human being ever came to salvation having everything right.
We grow in the Lord and His word and that’s the way it is.
But you must learn fast and become right with God in doctrine and in heart as soon as possible.
A heart and soul that is always pushing forward into the depths of God, is right and will be rewarded.
The depths of Satan and the deep things of God:
Shockingly, our Lord condemns the church of Thyatira (one of the seven). His rebuke is amazing!
Revelation 2:20 “They knew the depths of Satan...I will kill you with death.”
The “depths of Satan” here are the doctrines of Jezebel amongst others, which are controlling spirits. But imagine a church being accused by our Lord Himself of “knowing the depths of Satan!” This church is identified as the major orthodox churches like the Catholics, Anglicans etc.
Then contrast this with 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes the deep things of God.”
So, here the Bible lays out two all important, critical paths. You can follow the wolf in the pulpit into the “depths of Satan” or you can enter into the “deep things of God.” Guess which is the way to go?
A Christian may be known for being a good friend of the world and fitting in well with everything the world esteems highly. Or a Christian may be known for being a friend of the kingdom of God and everything it esteems highly. The former will prove you are a friend of devils and demons, while the latter identifies you as God’s own.
A half-baked, mixed gospel will produce a life mixed with the world and the kingdom. A good example is a foul-mouthed Christian. Poison has a nasty habit of spreading widely.
Today, too many people are not only a law unto themselves, but a god unto themselves. They are their own supreme being on the throne of their own lives, deciding for themselves what is right.
Identifying deception and the deceived:
2 Timothy 4:3-4 “The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables (Lit=myths).”
The word “fable” used here is Strong’s G3454 “Mythos” This is the origin of the word myth which means an untrue or false belief, widely held by many.
These characteristics below are just some of the main factors surrounding the deceived:
●They will not see the division between the kingdom of God and the world.
●They will adhere to the delusion that because the masses hold to their views, they are right.
●They will support the morals of the world specifically identified in homosexuality and LGBT’s.
●They will eagerly support or defend the belief that all religions are right with God.
●They will support involvement in the occult, fortune telling, clairvoyance and the like.
●They will have no interest in the diligent study of God’s word.
●They will have no or little interest in Bible prophecy and will scoff at it.
●They will reject correction by the word of God and men of God.
●They will have no inner peace or joy.
The great modern deceptions, delusions and curses:
●A great modern delusion created almost entirely by the mass-media is that Islam is a religion of peace, when in fact it is a merciless, dangerous death machine.
Have you ever wondered why the mass-media and liberal feminists never fight for the rights of Muslim women? It’s because they’re of the same spirit, just different manifestations of it!
●A great deception and delusion is replacement theology, which believes that God has finished with Israel and the Jews forever and the church has now replaced Israel. They believe that wherever you see an “Israel” verse, replace it with the church.
Those of replacement theology try to replace the root of our salvation. We are rooted in Israel! We are born of God and His line through Israel. We are rooted in the Olive tree and as Gentile believers, (the wild olive branch) we are grafted in. (Romans 11)
We are not the root.
Here’s a good way to think of it: The root is: God, growing through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Israel, Yeshua and the church. But God has not finished with Jacob / Israel.
You can always spot someone a mile off who knows he is grafted in and he is not the root!
●YouTube and other social media is becoming more of a minefield full of deception and grave delusions.
The Internet remains the best method of spreading the gospel far and wide, but beware; truth and error travel the same highway!
By the way, be careful of new doctrines presented as established truth. Be careful of the many “private interpretations” out there. “Private interpretation” is condemned in (1 Peter 1:20). Be careful of doctrines invented to support other doctrines of error. Be careful of presumption presented as doctrine, without solid scriptural backing.
●Be careful of the King James-only crowd. Those who believe that the King James Version is the only inspired Bible on earth are of a cult.
Classical cultic operation is to make your own law of something and then condemn anyone who doesn’t keep your law.
They are telling you that you can only use the King James to be right. They are saying that all who don’t use it are wrong, using a cursed version. They are cutting you off because you are not like them.
I am not suggesting that it’s wrong to use the King James Version, although I would not because of all its errors and it’s old English. I’m coming against those who say it’s the King James only.
●Be careful of minsters wearing dress that separates them from the laity. They are the modern Nicolaitans.
●Be careful of anything to do with Nibiru. It all originates in the occult. It finds its origin in an evil Babylonian mystery god.
The Babylonians believed that the Anunaki, a race of invisible creatures, disembarked from planet Nibiru when it visited the earth long ago. These evil creatures inhabited and possess various animals, some of which were believed to be mythological Egyptian gods and creatures.
Nibiru is a classic example of how blind Christians jump on any old blinded band wagon! – It is all cursed, with a far reaching end-time purpose, which I won’t get into now.
●Be careful of any ministry that avoids end-time or prophecy teaching. When you remove a doctrine it will always be replaced with another by the devil. They will fill the gap which will be way off.
Delusions, illusions, fallacies and figments of imagination are the order of the day. Deceptions of the devil and self-deceptions are the plagues of modern Christendom. Too many are mismanaging their spiritual lives with great carelessness, stumbling into a fool’s paradise, seduced by the smoke and mirrors of the occult. They become tempted by it, tricked and trapped.
My friends there are many unseen forces out there, which you have been given victory over, if you apply God’s provision.
Ultimately, you will be known by your victory in and over this world or your entrapment by it. You will be known by what you do, and what you let into your life, or by what you won’t do and what you keep out of your life. You need to do both – not just one!
The way to safety:
In these dangerous days, you need ears to hear the trumpets sounding warnings and be ready for warfare! You need to have spiritual eyes to see what others can’t see.
Keep your heart soft and broken before our Lord. Fear Him and take up your cross daily. Study to show yourself approved, pray fervently and seriously, use your spiritual weapons...and you will be safe!
If our Lord warned of the deceptions, obviously there is a way to avoid them and be safe.
Ignorance of an enemy attack is a sure way to be hit by it. Knowledge of the attack gives you the edge in defending against it.
Matthew 22:29 “You are mistaken not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.”
1 Corinthians 1:18-20 (Amp) “The message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition (hell), but to us who are being saved, it is the manifestation of the power of God. For it is written, I will baffle and render useless and destroy the learning of the learned and the philosophy of the philosophers and the cleverness of the clever and the discernment of the discerning , I will frustrate and nullify them and bring them to nothing. Where is the wise man – and the philosopher? Where is the scribe (journalist) – the scholar? Where is the investigator – the logician, the debater of this present age? Has not God shown up the nonsense and the folly of this world’s wisdom?”
My friends in these days we need the truth mixed with power! That truth is only found in the Bible and that power comes only one way – through the cross!
In this amazing discourse above we see the importance of receiving and knowing the word of God and rejecting the word of the world. Now let’s continue with an equally profound discourse on the condition of your heart to receive the word and keep the world out:
This is our Lord’s explanation of His own parable given earlier on the seed and the ground, which are the word and the heart of man.
Luke 8:12-15 (Where the seed fell): “Those by the wayside (hard ground) are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock (stony ground) are the ones who hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no roots, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. The ones who fell among thorns are those who when they have heard, go out and are choked with the cares, riches and pleasure of life, and bring forth no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who have heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.”
These verses above encapsulate the entire way to safety as we move forward in maturity. These verses are all about the condition of your heart. It is this condition that decides whether you will grow in Him or be deceived and fall away.
It is only a soft broken heart before our Lord that is safe from the weeds, thorns and storms of deceptions!
Think of your cross as the instrument to break up the hard ground of your life.
Satan’s greatest work is to keep you away from the cross of Calvary and your own cross.
Let the Lion of the tribe of Judah and not a little Lamb loose in your heart. After the Lion has done His severe work in you, the wrath of God will be forever far from you.
Don’t turn a deaf ear to the trumpet blasts of our Lord sounding even now. Don’t retreat into your own world of self-deception. Don’t think “I’m okay because I’m just like the others.”
Isaiah 66:4 “I will choose their delusions, and bring their fears upon them; because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke they did not hear; but they did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.”
God will not hear some:
God turns a deaf ear to some people. That may not be a popular democratic, equal rights belief, but regular readers know what I think of that!
Have you ever discussed and argued with someone who just can’t see the truth? You know how frustrating it can be! Some are blinded by God and the devil. Some have a dark cloud or veil over their lives and just can’t see.
In many cases I’ve found that some people, who have been in direct occult, satanic worship and practise, never get totally free. Some do for a while only. It’s best not to put that to the test!
John 9:31 ”God does not hear sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God and does His will, He hears him.”
Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.”
Proverbs 28:9 “One who turns away his ear from hearing the law (word), even his prayer shall be an abomination.”
Some encouragement in effectiveness:
At the end of the day, your effectiveness for our Lord is measured by the degree to which you are dead to self, the world and the demonic. Those who are deeply scarred with the imprints of the cross on their lives are most effective.
We were made in God’s image, but Satan interfered with that image and has changed far too many people into his image! Too many today have more in character with the image of the beast than the image of God!
Our journey to the cross does not end there. Beyond the cross is resurrection, which is where the power is. But the problem is that many leave the cross behind as they go forward. We are to take up our own cross daily as we move beyond the cross of Calvary in experience.
This is the way in which the lusts of the flesh, and sin is cleaned up as we go. If we leave our own cross behind, we will be saved by the cross of Messiah, but our motivations and desires will still be untouched and wrong.
We have both the resurrection power of God, and the cleansing work of our own cross-bearing to set us right with God in all areas.
But there is something even beyond resurrection in terms of our experience. It is seen in the ascension. This takes us into a wonderful place of experiencing the deep presence of God.
The same progressive journey is seen in the seven Feasts of the Lord which are grouped into three. These are Passover (the cross) to Pentecost (supernatural) and Tabernacles (dwelling in His presence.)
Many times, following and serving our Lord is a lonely, narrow walk. That’s right, it must be that way.
When the unbeliever realises that you are not like them, because you have someone else living inside of your heart – they will either want what you have, or they will hate you...and that’s the way it must be!
Our Lord was tempted in all things, but without sin. He overcame the temptation. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. There must be something powerful in that blood! That’s why the unbeliever and the superficial Christian, who doesn’t believe the Bible, can never overcome sin, deception or delusion.
When you go to bed at the end of your day, what thoughts cross your mind? Did your day count for God in any way? Did you fulfil His will for you in any way? If not, your day was a waste of time! Time is running out!
Little errors grow into big deceptions which grow into big delusions. Deal with them immediately...as soon as they are identified – don’t wait. Cut them down right at the root; don’t just pick the fruits off, because they will come back.
Be happily different. Don’t worry about or measure yourself against others, especially the world. You are deceived when you believe in becoming all things to all people!
Yes, great deceptions are all around, but great victory and great peace is right here for you.
Ephesians 2:14 “He Himself is our peace...”
I took these two pictures in the wilds of Namibia and mixed them for effect, representing dryness and death in the desert of this world...soon to end.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 363: May 10th 2017.
A message to all in authority:
A message to all in authority:
Ezekiel 3:17 “I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel, hear My word and give warning for Me.”
Today, many governments and their leaders and all their related bodies are heading for their greatest ever catastrophe and they’re largely blind to it. It is coming soon!
I’ve included the mass-media in the subject material because of their major influencing power.
These messages are for all leaders, in an office of authority. It can be applied right down to family structures as well. The principles are universal.
This is a warning to the leaders of the nations and churches and those in authority everywhere.
God’s new work:
Our Lord is doing a new work. It’s just starting to gather momentum. As in times past many stood in God’s way, trying to obstruct His plans as they were motivated by the powers of Satan.
Most amazingly, many in power, authority and leadership in the nations have learnt nothing at all from the past, and it’s all about to backfire on them again, with terrible consequences.
God’s new work is with Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. He is preparing to bring the Jews to their new Promised Land, which is salvation in Yeshua. The veil of their spiritual blindness is lifting.
This entire plan involves bringing the Jews back to their land and city – Jerusalem, first, in spiritual blindness, and then opening their eyes in these days.
Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”
This work of God also signals the soon coming of the rapture, and the tribulation period. This work also signals the soon coming of the great work in which the Jews will become the custodians of truth and the messengers of the cross of Yeshua, and the deliverers of salvation to the Gentile world!
In these few sentences above, I hope you see why this is such an important time and issue. It is in fact the culmination, the apex, the climax and the crown of the greatest drama of all the ages!
This is the fulfilment of the original plan of God with and for the Jews and the world, and it’s all prophesied exactly and succinctly in the Bible.
But, there is growing, great opposition to this new work!
The veracity of Bible prophecy:
It can be demonstrated that Bible prophecy given in the past and fulfilled in the past has a 100% fulfilment record. Historic Bible prophecy relating to these days is continuing to be fulfilled in the same manner – exactly.
The veracity of the Bible, and its relevance today, is being thrown out of society more and more. Its powerful words of prophecy for these days and beyond are largely unknown. All its wonderful, incredible benefits are being lost only to be replaced with the “benefits” of the fallen world, the demonic and Satan himself.
But the Bible, the words of God stand forever!
The mass media is a leading voice and authority in the world.
In many ways the mass-media is like an orchestra. It has an invisible conductor to keep it all consistent and in harmony. But it is the orchestra of hell, performing the music of the underworld!
The mass media are the disciples of Satan in this world. They are the voice of the world. They are the chief influencing force in the world. They have power to influence and affect the lives of all from the man in the street to the queen on the throne.
You must learn how to filter out what is of the devil in the media and the entertainment world.
Have a look at this shattering verse below, which speaks for itself:
Job 42:7 “...My wrath is aroused against you and your friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right as my servant Job has.”
In the story above, the people that did not speak right things about God were cursed with following failure. Job blew it also, but he spoke right and ended in great blessing.
The media is the chief speaker of things not right about God, concerning His plans and ways. This amazing verse has applications in so many other areas too!
Now, let’s continue with this theme:
Jeremiah 6:19 “Hear, O earth, behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words.”
Jeremiah 8:8-9 “How can you say, ‘we are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? ‘Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?’”
What a powerful verse (above)!
Matthew 7:29 “For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes (media).”
And now we see (below) the command to the people of God in relation to the ways of the world:
Exodus 23:1-2“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow the crowd to do evil...”
So, you think you can come against God!
Ezekiel 13:18 “Woe to the women who sew magic charms on their sleeves and hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of My people and keep yourselves alive?
You can’t negotiate with God on things that He has declared. His plan for the close of the age has been written and proclaimed and it will come to pass exactly.
In fact right now, as I write I see with my spiritual eye some who will have read these words, standing at the Great White Throne Judgement of God, being condemned to hell, because although they knew God, they rejected His word. (Romans 1:21)
I do know a number of people in high places of authority including two Presidents and Prime Ministers who are regular readers of this website. I know many military top-brass in various nations, including Israel are regular readers.
Will you read these things and ignore them, or not?
Let’s take a brief look at some in authority, who rejected the ways of God:
The Golan Heights example:
In the Bible the word for “Golan” is “Bashan.”
Numbers 21:33 speaks of the king of Bashan coming down to attack the children of Israel, just as they were to enter the Promised Land. God told Moses not to fear them because He had prepared the way for their utter defeat, with no one surviving. The children of Israel would then take control of Basham.
Interestingly, this king’s name was “Og,” which means “baked in ashes”
Do you see the modern application? As the Jews prepare to enter their Promised Land of salvation, their enemies gather to attack from the Golan Heights. Syria and her allies will be destroyed. This speaks of the Isaiah 17 destruction of Damascus, Syria and surroundings.
This is all powerful typology and points towards this war taking place before the Jews begin to be saved en masse, which could be another indicator of a pre-tribulation rapture.
The Gaza / Hamas example:
On the day of Israel’s celebration of independence a few days ago, the population reached 8.6 million, and growing fast. This is 43% of the world’s Jews. This was the day the terror organisation Hamas released to the world, its new charter.
It will not accept or recognise the state of Israel. It will continue the armed struggle against the Zionist State. They stated that “Every inch” of the land of Israel is the Palestinian homeland, with all of Jerusalem as the Palestinian Capital, defined by the 1967 borders. “All claims to Jerusalem by Israel are null and void.” Hamas rejects all previous peace efforts like the Oslo accord. In the new charter, Hamas continues to reject the Zionist states right to exist. The claim to the land of Israel is “our (Arabs) and Islam’s right.”
Hamas now calls on world leaders to join them in standing against the Zionist state. The only thing new is in the wording of the new charter is the claim that their enemy is not the Jews but the “Zionist entity”. Hamas says, “We will end the Zionist occupation for all Arabs and Islam. It is our right”
The new Hamas charter speaks of tolerance, co-existence, freedom and peace in one breath, and armed struggle against the Zionists in the next.
This new face on terror is cannon fodder for the mass media, which will “buy it” hook, line and sinker and poison the gullible world with their continued satanic garbage.
The word “Hamas” means “violence!”
This Charter has the same patterns of the great troubles Satan will launch against Israel soon.
The NOW example:
As I write, I see a news item coming across my screen saying: “Israeli ministers push for new legislation which will define Israel as the nation-state for Jews.” In other words - a Zionist State. At the same time the cursed UN group UNESCO, the EU and others are saying the opposite.
God declares the “end from the beginning!” That’s what Bible prophecy is. So let’s see what the Bible shows to be the end of Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews.
Zechariah 12:3 “It shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples and all who would heave it away, will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
Zechariah 14:2-3 “For I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem...”
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you.”
Zechariah 8:8 “I will bring them (Jews) back, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be My people and I will be their God, in truth and righteousness.”
2 Chronicles 33:4 “...The Lord said, My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.”
1 Chronicles 23:25 “David said, ‘The Lord God of Israel has given rest to His people that they may dwell in Jerusalem forever.”
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
In these amazing verses above, do you see the importance prophetically of Jerusalem and Israel?
God’s reasons for destroying the end-time nations are clearly given, so no one has an excuse.
The coming Holocaust for the world:
The word “Holocaust” in Greek is “Holocaustum”, which means, “Fiery Sacrifice.”
Psalm 21:8-12 “Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth, and their descendants from among the sons of men. For they intended evil against You; they devised a plot that they were not able to perform. Therefore You will make them turn their backs; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string towards their faces.”
Isaiah 24:1-6 “Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and distorts its surface. It shall be; as with the people, so with the priest...The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty (proud) people of the earth languish. The earth is defiled under its inhabitants...they have broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth...therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few are left.”
There are hundreds of verses showing the destruction of the nations of the world in the soon-coming tribulation period. The Bible shows that nearly two thirds of the world’s population will be killed in that time.
God’s end-time Holocaust will be upon the nations who came against Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews. It will be against all sin, evil and wickedness, and all the devil’s disciples.
The fiery Holocaust to come:
The Bible contains a well known story of a “fiery furnace”, that is “seven times hotter”! The story in Daniel of the three Jews thrown into the fiery furnace has many incredible types associated with it.
All the great leaders were summoned to worship the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar’s golden statue at the sound of the trumpets. This image of gold was sixty cubits high, six cubits wide, and to be worshipped with six musical instruments. (666)
The three Jews refused to bow down and worship it.
They were thrown into this seven times hotter, “Holocaust” oven for this. Daniel was not there! Where was he?
Daniel represents the church, while the three Jews represent Israel. The church is raptured before the seven year fiery tribulation period! The Jews are saved right in it!
In the tribulation period people will be compelled to worship the “image of the beast” and those that don’t will be killed.
Note that in the story, Nebuchadnezzar looked into the fiery holocaust and saw the Angel of the Lord with the Jews. He had the three Jews brought out and they were fine, not even having the “smell of fire upon them!”
Here is a wonderful tribulation-period application of that:
Zechariah 8:22-23 “Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord. In those days, ten men of every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”
It was at the close of WW11 and the Holocaust that Jews began to be saved. This was also when Israel became a Zionist nation.
The terrible, horrific end of those in authority who reject God’s authority:
Revelation 17:13-17 “These (nations of world) are of one mind and they will give their power and authority to the beast. They will make war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them for He is Lord of lords and King of kings...For God has put it in their hearts to fulfil His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast.”
In these tragic verses above we see the nations of the world wilfully give their authority to the world’s leader, Satan himself. Now, (below) we see the end of the individual leaders, represented by “the great people”:
Revelation 20:12-15 “I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life, and the dead were judged according to their works...and anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
In these verses above, “great people” are found to have rejected the salvation of the Lord. They are then judged on their own book of works. Their tragedy is that they didn’t realise that the passing grade was 100% and were cast into hell. Our Lord’s 100% is given freely to true believers!
Here now are a few very powerful end-time verses to consider:
Psalm 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget (Lit=reject) God.”
Joel 3:1-2 “In those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem. 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.”
Psalm 83:3-5 “They (Leaders of Arab nations) have taken crafty counsel against Your people and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, ‘Come, let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more...They form a confederacy against You.”
Isaiah 54:15-17 “Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me, whoever assembles (UN) against you (Israel) shall fall for your sake...No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement, you shall condemn.”
Joel 3:4 “...Will you retaliate against Me? But if you retaliate against Me, swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head.”
The ways of God:
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.”
Isaiah 42:6 “I the Lord have called you (Jews) in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.”
All of the ways of God will come to pass exactly! What is coming to Israel is great glory, righteousness, universal holiness, purity and the majesty of God.
Government leaders -you mass murderers!
We know the Bible prophesies the mass murder and martyrdom of perhaps many millions of tribulation saints, both Jews and Gentiles. Who do you suppose it is who murders all these people?
It can only be the leaders of the nations of the day! They will have given their authority to Satan and it will be him working through them in the final attempt to stamp out the remaining enemies of Satan - God’s servants.
The hatred of the devil for God will finally fully manifest. The hatred of the world for the Kingdom of God will finally manifest as the leaders of the world’s nations become mass murderers – Satan’s agents.
Believers in our Lord:
Are you on the right track? Are you moving forward with our Lord in His ways? If so there will be signs in your life. You will be overcoming the world, not joining it! And here is a shocking verse for you:
Psalm 119:53 “Indignation (horror) has taken hold of me, because of the wicked who forsake your law / word.”
Are you shocked at the condition of the world? Are you shocked at the condition of the leadership of the world? – You should be.
What you believe matters! Leaders and those in authority, what you believe will not only affect you, but your nation or institution to some degree! You have little time left to get your acts together!
There is much I have not even touched on relating to the judgement of the nations, the sheep and goat nations and much more. Leaders, the weight on your shoulders is enormous! You will be safe following the God of the Bible.
Leaders, what you can also do if you don’t like this, is just tear all these verses out of the Bible, or throw your Bible out. Oops, sorry, I forgot, most of you would not even have one!
At the end of your day, it will change nothing!
I took the White Rhino picture in a local game reserve and the zebras in another. I’ve merged them together for effect.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 362: May 3rd 2017.
The Great Return:
The Great Return:
I will deal with the backslider in this edition, but also those with a desire to really move forward in a significant new, urgent manner in these days. The great return to our Lord of Israel, - the backslider, will also be in view. It’s timely, and urgent. I’m sure that almost every Christian knows someone who has or is backslidden.
Time is running out. The amount of breaths you have left in you are numbered! The amount of time we all have is limited and determined either by the events of life, the rapture or the tribulation period and its climactic conclusion.
Living for self now or God and eternity:
Why is living for self such a futile existence? Why is it never truly fulfilling? It’s because at the end of the me-now, self-life sits Satan and he can never be appeased, fulfilled or satisfied with you. He gives to you only to entrap you!
You may experience some happiness with self on the throne of your life, but you will never experience true inner joy!
By the way, “happiness” comes from the root word “hap” which is related to chance. It is vastly different to the much deeper word – joy.
If you live for self you will cry with regret the day you stand before our Lord and He opens the curtains revealing the depths of your life and what He had planned for you, – and you ignored Him.
The greatest tragedy today is spiritual complacency. It seems nobody cares. Truth or error, right or wrong – who cares!
When you remove the gospel from your own life, or from society for that matter, you are removing the ability for tears to form in your eyes!
You remove the spiritual force that keeps your heart soft before our Lord and people. You then become a non-emotional freak - A sort of psychopath.
People are very special. The reason is because they were created by our very special God and have been given the potential to become everything they were meant to be in our Lord and for His kingdom.
Hebrews 12:1 “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and sin which so easily ensnares us and run the race the race before us with endurance.”
The backslider’s reasons:
Proverbs 14:14 “The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, but a good man will be satisfied from above.”
Many people are totally backslidden in heart although outwardly they may appear just like a normal Christian. They don’t know their sorry state because they have no point of reference or comparison. This can only be found in knowing your Bible well and thoroughly under the inspiration of the Spirit.
There are so many reasons that people present for departing from the faith. Most of them are that their expectations were not met. Many are about to have their ideas changed!
The Bible declares that God will shake everything that can be shaken. That’s not for His amusement. The major cause for the coming great shaking, is to shake people into the truth and shake the world out of its sin, and ultimately to destroy all its sin.
Many of you reading this may know of friends or family who have backslidden. Please tell them that their backsliding days are over!
It’s time for the backslider to slide back! My friends, our Lord is a God of a second chance. He is holding out His hand to you now.
It’s time to seek the Lord. Unbeliever, this is for you too. Your time has come to seek the Lord.
Backslider and unbeliever; please know this. God’s mercy and grace is reaching out to you, but don’t trivialise it. Don’t ignore it – it does have a limit!
The time is now:
Ephesians 5:15-17 “See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. Do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
This means that we can actually buy-back the time the devil has stolen from us. Repentance is the great neutraliser of the works of the devil.
Today there are so many voices all crying for your attention. They want you to go their way. They want you to be like them. You need to learn to tell many voices to shut their traps! You need to learn which voices can speak to you. It is not many!
Many people are brilliantly stupid! They spend their lives reading and studying, bettering themselves so that they can be brilliant, but they leave God out. They are no different to the local village idiot.
Many people will never be free. They won’t forsake and reject the curse - generator in their lives. There are certain things in the world that are more or less harmless, but there are many things and people backed by powerful curses. These curses will transfer if you let them.
►You have no chance of stopping that transfer of spirits if you can’t see and identify them and know how to deal with them. Spiritual warfare and absolute forsaking and renouncing the source of curses and the cutting and severing of all ties are absolutely necessary.
I’m sure many of you have seen those you counsel and give help to, never see victory. Often times (not always) its powerful curses at work, which they can’t see.
●If interested or needed please read Edition 104: “Turning curses into blessings.” HERE
●If needed please read Edition 83: “Counselling believers in perilous times.” HERE
God’s way is hard when you won’t surrender. Then it is easy when you do. Man’s way is easy and cheap. When fully in it, God’s way seems impossible to even understand. To go man’s way, you need not forsake all your sin, garbage and the people who will bring you down.
Today, it’s very difficult for many to forsake the world and its ways. The world has opened their eyes to what is essentially an ongoing lie and blinded them to truth.
You must forsake the attachment to the world. The world must hate you at the end of the day! (Galatians 6:14, John 15:18-19)
To be “spat out” by the world is an honour and privilege. To be “spat out” by God is an eternal terror. (Revelation 3:16) To be hated by the world means you are God’s special, loved, best friend forever!
Ministers of the gospel, teachers, preachers, evangelists, and churches, need to prepare now, right now, for the great spiritual awakening of Jews, Gentiles and Christians seeking the truth.
Time is just about up!
Time is not the great healer! Truth is the great healer. Error has made many sick and shipwrecked spiritually. But truth forgives, shows mercy, delivers, strengthens, inspires and leads to the heart of God.
Be careful – don’t delay your coming back to our Lord! You may find the door closed.
The Seeking Christian:
Proverbs 8:17 “I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me diligently shall find Me.”
The seeking Christian will find our Lord. The seeking Jew will also. They will find each other and the Lord!
The true Christian does not need to seek the Lord for salvation, because he is saved. He needs to seek the Lord for the salvation of his soul, which is subsequent and apart from the initial salvation of the spirit experience at the new birth.
The Jews released from Egypt, had to go into the wilderness to get Egypt out of them, before they could enter the Promised Land. So it is with the prodigal backslider. In many respects they have been captivated by the world and its ways.
The Christian seeking a deeper walk with our Lord also needs to forsake much.
As you seek our Lord, you will find Him and one day you will find yourself sitting right next to Him.
Here are a few powerful verses for the diligent seeker:
Proverbs 12:26 “The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.”
Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companions of fools will be destroyed.”
Psalm 36:9 “With You Lord is a fountain of life; in Your light we see light.”
The Seeking Jew:
Please read through these verses below taking note of the following:
●Note: These verses don’t fit the church. They can only fit the Jews and Israel.
●Note: We see here the great drama of Israel elected, rejected and accepted, all encapsulated.
●Note: In these verses we see the prophetic story of the amazing, incredible, history-shattering great return of the Jews and their subsequent ministry to the Gentiles in the tribulation period. What wonderful drama is this!
●Note: God destroys the nations that came against Israel, when the Jews are being returned and restored. (Your days are almost up – Europe!)
Jeremiah 3:12-22 “Return, backsliding Israel, says the Lord, and I will not cause My anger to fall on you; for I am merciful says the Lord, and I will not remain angry forever. Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against the Lord your God...Return O backsliding Israel for I am married to you...Return O backsliding Israel and I will heal your backslidings.”
Jeremiah 33:6-8 “I will bring health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. I will cause the captives of Judah and Israel to return and I will rebuild those places as at first. I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me and I will pardon all their iniquities...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them.”
Acts 5:31 “Him God has exalted to His right hand, to be Prince and Saviour, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.”
Zechariah 8:23 “In those days, says the Lord of hosts, ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’”
Zephaniah 3:20 “At that time, I will bring you back and gather you; for I will give you fame and praise among all the people of the earth, when I return your captives before your eyes, says the Lord.”
Zechariah 8:13 “It shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear; let your hands be strong.”
Isaiah 35:1-5 “The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as a rose; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice...Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped...”
Zephaniah 3:9 “Then I will restore to the people a pure language, (Hebrew restored) so that they may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.”
Isaiah 49:19 “Your waste and desolate places, and the land of your destruction, will now be too small for the inhabitants.”
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. Strangers (Gentiles) will be joined to them and they will cling to the house of Jacob.”
Ezekiel 11:16 “Although I have cast them (Israel) far off among the Gentiles, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.” (Maintain identity in the diaspora.)
Deuteronomy 30:7 “The Lord will put all these curses on your (Israel’s) enemies and on those who hate you and persecute you.”
Joel 3:4 “What have you to do with Me O Tyre and Sidon and all the coasts of Philistia (Gaza / Palestinians)? Will you retaliate against Me? If you do, swiftly and speedily I will return your retaliation upon your own head.”
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...then I will execute judgement on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”
Ezekiel 11:17-19 “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. They will go there and take away all its detestable things and abominations. Then I will give them one heart and put a new spirit within them and take away the stony heart and give them a heart of flesh.”
Can you hear the trumpet?
In these latter times, the Jews will seek the Lord. It will be a time of veil-lifting, of eye-opening, of temple-building, and revival. It will be a time of the destruction of many nations.
Jews – Can you hear the trumpets? Can you hear the people shouting and yelling? Can you see the walls of Jericho falling – again? My friends, it was those walls that stood in your way as you obeyed God on your way to the Promised Land.
Those barriers to your salvation are again crumbling. Just like in Jericho of old, your armies went in after the trumpet blasts and the walls fell. The king of Jericho tried to prevent you from obeying the Lord. He was destroyed. Today the god of this world – Satan is trying the same thing!
Now, many stand in your way again. God will again use your armies as His “battle axe” to destroy those who get in your way!
But hold on a minute, my Jewish friends. Note that the Gentile woman Rahab, who had helped your people earlier, was removed from Jericho before the city was destroyed and taken to a place “outside the camp of Israel” later to be united with Israel. (Joshua 6)
That speaks of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. It speaks of the great escape from the wars and drama of the coming time of Jacob’s trouble.
Yes, my Jewish friends, you can be saved now rather than later in the tribulation. Guess which one is better? Many of you are already seeing through the torn veil! Don’t wait!
As we have seen, all end-time prophecies assume Israel is in the land with Jerusalem as its centre, and with the veil lifting, and the Jews coming to salvation in droves.
►This really is a true Holocaust for the devil and his world!
Jews, you have a new Red Sea crossing coming up, from Egypt (the world) to glorious salvation.
The great return of the Jews to their Messiah is the very thing that inspires and expedites the salvation of the Gentiles in the tribulation period.
It was always the duty of the church to make the Jews jealous and to take the Gospel to them first. Now here we see the great reversal. In the tribulation period, it is now the Jews who make the Gentiles jealous for salvation!
The salvation of the Jews is starting to gather momentum now. It is one of the great and glorious signs we are to look for and take note of relating to the soon-coming dispensation change and rapture.
Your great prayer:
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.”
When your thought life is established in God and His word – your victory has arrived.
If you are a returning backslider, or one seeking a new deeper life in Messiah, these are some things you may consider. Let the Lord show you your tailor-made plan.
●Repent in all sincerity and cast off all complacency and the reasons you had for turning away.
Repent, big time. “Welcome home My dear friend” – says the Lord!
●Write the vision. (Habakkuk 2:2) It’s good to have a point of identification to which you can look back and say – “That was the day I got my act together with my Lord.” Write out a list of things that you will do according to His leading.
By way of testimony, I have a list on old yellowed, faded paper in the back of my Bible, which I still look at from time to time. I wrote the list in 1980.
That is my denial of self list, in which I wrote down many things I would absolutely forsake and get out of my life. I have never backslidden, praise our Lord, but I did this anyway back then, as a dedication to My Lord.
Some items on my list were achieved immediately and some took a bit of time, involving some battles. Today, everything on my list is done, achieved and a reality in my life, for which I am most thankful.
Pray with determination over your plan and your list. Pray with expectation. Pray with fervent prayer. Pray with desperation and passion. Pray regularly, many times a day. Pray in your normal every-day language without putting your hands together!
●Pray God’s word back to Him. Write out or mark a number of verses relevant to your situation and confess them aloud. Proclaim them and speak them, believe them in expectation.
●Make it your plan to diligently “study God’s word to show yourself approved unto God.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
You are known by what you do and say. You are also really known by what and who you let into your life and on what conditions.
Make sure it is the things and people that facilitate your growth in Messiah and do not obstruct it.
Psalm 144:4 “Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.”
Make your breaths count with God. They are actually not yours in the first place! (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 6:19)
I took the orchid picture and added some texture effects, then superimposed the butterfly with similar effects. - Don’t remain a worm!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 361: April 26th 2017.
The spirit of Revelation
The spirit of Revelation:
Psalm 119: 18 “Open my eyes that I might see wondrous things from Your word.”
To live a truly successful Christian life, one must have revelation of and from our Lord. If not, your spiritual life will be dry and lifeless. You may still be saved, but you will be missing the great blessings of what God has provided for us now.
Revelation is a gift of the Spirit of God. It does not come from your own self, study, knowledge or church doctrine. It is alive and exciting and especially necessary in these days of fast moving prophetic developments.
Without it the dangers you face, are great.
Right up front let me say that the Spirit of Revelation reveals Yeshua, the Lamb of God and the Lion of the tribe of Judah!
Here’s a good way to see it: The Greek word “knowledge” is the word “gnosis” but the word “epi-gnosis” means “knowledge from above” or what we would call “revelation knowledge.” It is that knowledge made alive and enlightened.
Another way to look at it is: Under the leading of the Spirit of God, knowledge is the input from God’s word; understanding sifts it and applies it and wisdom is the application of it.
And yet another way to look at it is: “Logos” is the Greek word for “word,” while “rhema” is the Greek word for revealed, Spirit-led, revelation word.
Revelation knowledge operates primarily through and in the word of God, but is not restricted to it. It can and does spring up within one’s heart as the “still small voice.” The Spirit of revelation can also speak to us in purely external situations, like in and through nature or art and the like.
The previous edition was about the spirit of antichrist at work, now preparing the world for the soon-coming final antichrist. This edition is about glorious victory and being equipped and prepared for the times ahead, included is dealing with the spirit of antichrist.
My friends, this is a dangerous time. It is a “perilous time”, but it is also a great, exciting time and a time where you can take and use end-time pressures to grow in our Lord like never before.
The Spirit of revelation operates on a personal basis, bringing revelation into your heart. It operates specifically in relation toBible prophecy and things to come. Included in this, is revelation relating to God’s plan for Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews.
The revelation gifts of the Spirit as laid out in the Bible are: ●The word of knowledge. ●The word of wisdom. ●The discerning of Spirits. We could add to the list, the ministry gift of the teacher (of prophecy) and the watchman.
The word of knowledge gives us a now-word for a situation. The word of wisdom unveils and gives us wisdom in and for a situation. The discerning of spirits gives us insight into spirits at work, both of God, and demonic spirits.
We call the operation of all of these gifts collectively, “the spirit of revelation.”
It is absolutely critical for your spiritual safety and success in these days, to know and hear the Spirit of God as He reveals and unveils many of these things to us.
The opposite of the Spirit of revelation is obviously no revelation, but there is more! You will be left with the spirit of great error. You yourself will be the leader and guide of your life. What a dangerous thing that is!
The real opposite if the Spirit of revelation is the exaltation and approval of yourself.
●●●Proverbs 8:34-35 “Blessed is the man who listens to Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors. Whoever finds Me finds life, and obtains favour from the Lord.”
Watchman: I’ve taken this definition from the various original Hebrew words translated “watchmen” in the Bible.
The watchman: ●Is to watch closely. ●He is to look and watch well and thoroughly. ●He is to observe and to look all around and about. ●He is to keep watching. ●He peers into the distance. ●He watches as a guard to protect and preserve the people.
The watchman is one who knows the scriptures backwards. He watches always with the Bible in mind. He watches with prophecy in view. He watches, measuring what he sees by the word of God. He watches with the spiritual gift of revelation in his heart, speaking to him through situations and the still small voice of God welling up in his heart.
We see here, in word definitions and in the verse above that there is far more to the watchman than meets the eye! He watches and waits before the Lord. He is one who reveals and opens up the paths and ways of our Lord.
Many churches today don’t touch Bible prophecy. They have no watchmen; they are blind in this world full of traps, deceptions and deep, dark, satanic holes.
The minister without revelation is like a blindfolded person standing in front of a table full of thousands of jig-saw puzzle pieces, and he has no idea how to put them together. He can’t see the end from the beginning.
The watchman sees and knows the end from the beginning as he watches! (Isaiah 46:10)
Revelation will produce excitement. The word of God will come to life as inner enlightenment leads and guides you and shows you many wonderful things! (Psalm 119:18)
If we are on the right track we will have sight and insight, seeing where we are going and also seeing the pitfalls and ditches along the way. If we are on the right track we will see the glory of God in our hearts and the wickedness there too, still to be removed.
The Spirit of revelation will always look right into your heart and soul and shed God’s light on just what is needed in the depth of your being.
The true Spirit of revelation will always show you hell.
The Spirit of revelation will always show you things to come! But there is a great danger we need to be aware of. Here it is:
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
John 12:35 “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.”
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”
These verses imply that a time is coming, and it is very soon, when it will be very difficult to walk with our Lord in all truth. Most of this will be in the tribulation period, especially the second half, but there are forerunners now.
Don’t mess around with your spiritual life. This is not a game!
The great error:
The Spirit of revelation has a counterfeit spirit at work. This is the “spirit or error.” (1 John 4:6)
This evil spirit always tries to lead you astray. This spirit is at work now trying to bring about a multi-faith world of peace. This spirit will try to reproduce Christianity but without the purifying cross. This new-world order and new-world faith is of the devil.
The Jews rejected their Messiah because they expected Him to set up a world kingdom of peace back then. We know by revelation that the kingdom did come back then, but it’s invisible, in our hearts now in the church age.
But before you mock the blindness of the Jews, let me tell you that it’s no different at all for a large part of the so-called church. They believe world-peace and the kingdom now is the truth. They believe that they can bring in world-peace by coming together with all religions as one!
It’s a terrible movement, growing very fast in these days, sweeping millions into its deathly fold.
The Bible says that we are to “test the spirits.”(1 John 4:1) This is where the Spirit of revelation comes in. We are also to test the spirits at work in ministries and ministers in particular.
They must be stable, extremely well Spirit-schooled in the word. They must be restrained and not fly off after every fad or new things. They must be like a pillar in the temple – holding it up for the benefit of God and others – in that order!
Many are being raised up to be strong, not only for themselves in these days of instability, but for others...like that pillar in the temple of God. Many are being raised up with the wisdom of our Lord.
The problem is that most churches rehash what has worked before. The ministers rehash what they have been taught instead of what has come from their own diligent study under the inspiration and leading of the Spirit of God.
If you remove the bits of truth from the Bible that you deem objectionable your truth is error. It’s no different to be adding things or removing things from the Bible, which are cursed! There is no revelation at all in that!
Real revelation prevents getting stuck in a rut. A rut often comes from someone else’s revelation, that is now dry and stale, delivered as present truth, when it’s actually dead, boring hogwash.
The dangers facing those with no revelation:
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint.”
Today we are in a world with no doctrinal restraint, and no moral restraint. “Truth” is all variable and relevant to today’s situations. Howling wolves are responsible!
Most of these things are so obvious, yet so many have fallen into the traps.
The person with no revelation of the word has pure dead letter as his guide. But his dead letter is actually not really dead! It is alive to devils and demons! He is in a world of spiritual ignorance, even though he may have a degree in theology. He will not endure when the pressure is on.
He will get many things wrong in the word and be led by his own mind rather than the Spirit of God. He will be led by what seems right.
There will be no clear, distinct, division in his life between the kingdom of the world and the kingdom of God. These will be blurred together in many respects.
He will fall into many deceptions, private interpretations of doctrines, false doctrines and divisions. He will be infiltrated by unseen demons, especially spirits of error.
Revelation 2:24 Speaking of the evil church of Thyatira, our Lord condemns them because they “knew the depths of Satan”. These are the doctrines of Jezebel amongst others, producing control.
Most analysts agree that Thyatira describes the Catholic church.
They contrast with 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes the deep things of God.”
“The depths of Satan" or “the deep things of God!” It’s your choice!
What are the qualifications for revelation?
It’s most important to know that you can’t create revelation! You can’t make the voice of God speak. You can’t say you see things shown you by God unless He really has.
The baptism in the Spirit is the main qualification to receive the gifts of the Spirit.
There’s a big difference between seeing something in the word of God and the “ah ha” moment!
The Spirit of revelation comes to those who meet the conditions. It’s exclusive and it’s not for all.
Perhaps the most important qualification is fear!
The fear of the Lord:
Do you sit on your throne? Are you enthroned in your world? Are you king or queen of your world? If so, you have a nasty surprise coming. You need to get off your throne and allow our Lord to sit there as He should.
You will never be able to fear the Lord as required, while you are enthroned in your world.
The fear of the Lord is one of the major qualifications for advancing in the things of God generally, but very specifically in these revelatory gifts as well.
I’ve heard so many definitions of the fear of the Lord – mostly pure rubbish. The best I’ve ever heard was from Derek Prince. He said, “The fear of the Lord means to fear Him!”
Most people think that fear is always a negative thing...No sir!
Because the fear of the Lord is commanded, it is entirely positive. ●It creates in you the openness to receive God’s help and draws His presence in. ●It causes you to examine yourself. ●It creates a godly and biblical focus, and gives clarity on godly issues.
It begins and continues by choice! (Proverbs 1:29)
● “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, knowledge and understanding”. (Proverbs 9:10)
● “They who have the fear of the Lord walk uprightly”. (Proverbs 14:2)
● “It leads to life, peace, contentment and you won’t be visited with evil.” (Proverbs 19:23)
● “Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation, the fear of the Lord is His treasure.” (Isaiah 33:6)
● “The Lord encamps around those who fear Him.” “They will receive a place of refuge.” (Psalm 34:7, Proverbs 14:26)
● “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.” (Psalm 19:9)
● “The secret counsel of the Lord is with those who fear Him and He will show them His covenant.” (Psalm 25:14)
● “The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him.” (Psalm 103:17)
Those that reject the fear of the Lord will never receive its incredible benefits!
● “They will call on Me and I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but will not find Me, because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord. They would have none of My counsel and despised My reproof.” (Proverbs 1:28-29)
“Fools despise wisdom”! (Proverbs 1:7) This proverb speaks also of the fear of the Lord.
Job 21:14-15 (Amp) “They say to God, ‘depart from us for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, and what profit do we have if we pray to Him?’”
Do you know how many people have kicked God and His ways out of their lives? Perhaps billions!
These are just a few of the many verses on the fear of the Lord, required to move forward with our Lord, and for all in any sort of ministry.
The active fear of the Lord in your life dethrones you and highly exalts and enthrones our Lord. It strips out the importance of your own words and makes God’s word supremely important.
It’s an odd thing, but the fear of the Lord brings the love of the Lord into the forefront of your life.
The fear of the Lord brings millions of benefits into your life and brings you close to Him and Him to you. It creates in you something you can’t even describe! It makes you a very special person to our Lord and to others.
The fear of the Lord will guide you into all truth, with the Spirit of God at your side.
Above all, the fear of the Lord brings you that glorious, wise, Spirit of revelation.
With no fear of the Lord there is no Spirit of revelation and self-importance becomes all important. With the fear of the lord and self dethroned, God-importance is all important.
A classic end-time example:
Today we are in the period known as the end-times. Everyone and his auntie wants to know what’s coming and when. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact it is the work of God leading His people in preparation. But an unfortunate off-shoot is being seen, in people seeing what they want to see.
Too many are twisting interpretations, finding new personal “revelation,” thinking it’s all from God. We are seeing too many going too far off track into the Spirit-less ditch.
Trying to make things fit your beliefs is the wrong way around.
A good (terrible) example is this: One individual with a YouTube ministry believed Bin Laden was the antichrist while he was still alive. Now he believes Bin Laden is the antichrist because his body was dumped at sea and the antichrist “arises from the sea”!
Another taught that Nibiru would hit the earth destroying it this past Christmas day, but it would be okay, because the rapture would happen then!
Amazingly, these false prophets and devil’s disciples never apologise for their hogwash afterwards!
What is worse is that many people believe these liars and follow them, especially the gullible.
I fully appreciate that these are exciting times, but we must not put the cart before the horse. That said, just a reminder: I’m a fully fledged pre-tribber, watching, studying, and preparing my own heart for the soon coming of our Lord. The rapture is coming soon, perhaps sooner than we think!
Personally, I have a stirring in my heart and impending feeling. But I won’t get out of line.
Alive to the word:
In my own case, I spent all my working days in the media world, living in the fast and dangerous lane. It damages you psychologically by making you unemotional to most situations. Very often I would read a verse that I have read before and suddenly it would speak right into my heart, bringing required change.
Beware of getting weird! Some people have a natural propensity for going and making an idiot of themselves. You can’t live in the Spirit 24 / 7! Of course we are always in the Spirit in terms of salvation, but the revelatory gifts come and go. We can’t force them to be there.
Some people think there’s a spirit responsible for everything and behind ever door and in every corner. On the other hand, the things of the Spirit will often lead you right out of your comfort zone – so just relax in the Lord and trust in the Spirit of revelation.
There is safety and strong confidence in surrendering fully to our Lord. That’s the only way His Spirit comes in to lead us into all truth and show us things to come. (John 16:13) It’s the way to be, and the way to move forward.
The fear of the Lord, humility, cross-bearing, and self denial are the ways to the glorious wisdom of God, with success and victory in your life from our Lord.
Psalm 66:16 “Come and hear, all you who fear God.”
I took this background picture in the rain forest of Gabon and the Kokerboom (Quiver tree) picture at sunset in the Richtersveld desert and merged them for effect.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 360: April 19th 2017.
The spirit of antichrist:
The spirit of antichrist:
We are in a time right now of ominous, impending, prophetic developments. The spirit of antichrist is preparing the world for the fearful, fateful, imminent advent of the final antichrist. At the same time, the people of God are growing stronger and stronger.
Daniel 11:32-33 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits, and those of the people who understand shall instruct many...”
1 John 4:3 “Every spirit that does not confess that Yeshua the Messiah has come in the flesh is not of God and this is the spirit of antichrist, which you have heard is coming and now is in the world.”
1 John 2:18 “Little children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us but were not of us; for if they were of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they may be manifest, that none of them were of us.”
I have written very little on the antichrist in previous editions, simply because he will be a central figure in the tribulation period and not before. The antichrist is a major subject for those of the post-tribulation rapture belief – not me!
But, the Bible speaks of the “spirit of antichrist” operating in many antichrists before the tribulation begins, of which we must have some knowledge – hence this edition.
The spirit of antichrist, according to our title verses above, operates in people who specifically deny that Yeshua is God. This spirit goes out in association with the church as well.
Satan’s ace is to get into the church, especially into the leadership. Division and strife are his calling cards!
An antichrist is a human being possessed with a satanic spirit, usually in a leadership form. There are many individuals who are demon possessed, but not specifically possessed by the undiluted manifestation of the antichrist spirit of Satan. There is a satanic hierarchy.
A person with an antichrist spirit will have many of the characteristics of the final antichrist himself.
This edition is not so much about the antichrist of the tribulation period, who will be the supreme embodiment of man’s rebellion to God, but about that spirit at work right now, and how to identify it and steer clear.
The spirit of antichrist is a powerful ruling spirit. It is a conquering spirit. It is a usurping and replacing spirit, getting rid of the true and replacing it with error and illegitimate leadership.
The spirit of antichrist is seen in political leaders, church leaders, religious leaders and the like!
Definition of antichrist:
“Christos” is the Greek word for Christ, corresponding to Mashiach in Hebrew. So the word means anti-Messiah. But in the original there is more to it. The words used mean to “come against” and “to replace.”
The end purpose of this evil spirit is to come against, and get rid of the Messiah, replacing Him with a false Messiah.
The antichrist spirit goes still further. Once you have replaced the true Messiah with a false Messiah, this spirit can then literally and physically get rid of Christians by killing them, which is part of his objective.
The antichrist spirit denies that Yeshua is the Messiah. He denies the Father, Son relationship. But he does not deny Yeshua. He does not deny the existence of God. He denies that Yeshua is God, because he himself later proclaims himself to be God!
You may have noticed that this is also the spirit behind replacement theology, which gets rid of God’s calling and plan for the Jews and replaces them with the church. Amazingly they can’t see that they are of the spirit of antichrist in this regard.
The great danger of these days is to be in this physical and spiritual world with eyes only for the physical. To be able to even see and identify spirits at work, you need the gifts of the Spirit. To deal with these evil spirits, you most certainly need the gifts of the Spirit.
As stated above, some very clear examples of the spirit of antichrist in the church today are seen in replacement theology and also in the Jezebel spirit, which is prolific in the church. This is a spirit out to bring down God’s leadership and replace it with illegitimate leadership, destroying the church from within. It is not exclusively seen in women as some believe.
He will be known by his fruits:
True believers are known as such by the fruits they produce. In the same way the spirit of antichrist is known by its fruits.
Firstly, it’s worth bearing in mind that the final antichrist himself is known as the “son of perdition.” The only other person in the Bible with this title was Judas. The title means they are hell-bound!
He is also known by his names: Beast, dragon, deceiver, lawless one, and many others.
This is a collection of characteristics of the spirit of antichrist, derived from the relevant verses:
●He opposes God. ●He exalts himself above God. ●He is a blasphemer. ●He receives worship and sits in the temple. ●He is a controller. ●He rejects God’s law but operates in his legalism. ●He operates with lying signs and wonders. ●He is a chief deceiver. ●He is filled with unrighteousness and wickedness. ●He feeds those who do not love the truth. ●He creates division. ●He is a liar, thief and murderer. ●He murders the saints. ●He is a deceptive peace-maker. ●He is a champion of lust, homosexuality included. ●His “truth” is doctrinal error. ●He obscures the cross of Messiah, robbing it of its power. ●He glorifies human works and opposes the work of the Spirit. ●He removes boundaries and borders. ●He operates in pride and hates those who fear the Lord. ●He is the architect of inter-faith and a new Babel. ●He exalts and glorifies national ignorance.
There is a powerful antichrist spirit in Islam and rabbinical Judaism. Islam believes in Jesus, but absolutely denies that He is God. Judaism is much the same for now. Although the Catholics believe in Jesus, there are many characteristics of the antichrist spirit in their midst.
Purposes of the spirit of antichrist:
His chief purpose is to obtain worship, willingly or not. This spirit is a fear monger. He creates illegitimate fear. Of course, the fear of the Lord is what we need, not fear created by the devil. His fear is to produce domination and control.
This is the end the objective of the spirit of antichrist, when it is fully manifest. This is the goal to which the spirit of antichrist is working right now, and the tragedy is that most can’t see it or even know it! And tragically, the goal of the antichrist will be successful in the tribulation period, albeit for a short time. Here it is:
Revelation 17:13 “These (nations) are of one mind and they will give their power and authority to the beast.”
Revelation 13:8 “All who dwell on the earth will worship him (antichrist), whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
What a staggering statement that is in this verse above!
So, here we have the two great end-time purposes to which the spirit of antichrist is working now. They are to receive power (to control) and worship.
Please bear in mind that the believer’s power comes from the cross of Calvary. If this evil spirit of antichrist can obscure or remove the cross, he strips the believer of power, leaving him wide open to deception.
A deliberate rejection of revealed truth leaves you guilty as charged and opens you to deception.
It’s interesting to note that the spirit of antichrist vehemently opposes the work of God, which is ultimately to bring salvation to the world. In this church dispensation it is us, the church who are God’s main workers and the main subjects of Satan’s attacks.
Very few Christians in the West have any idea at all of the persecution and martyrdom of Christians in the East today. The numbers are truly horrific.
In the tribulation period, God’s main workers to bring salvation to the nations are the Jews, and likewise, they will be hated, persecuted and slaughtered.
Today the modern liberal church hates us cross-bearing believers and hates Israel and God’s plan for them as seen in their evil doctrine of replacement theology. It’s the same spirit of antichrist attacking both.
The deadly end-time acts of the spirit of antichrist:
The main method the spirit of antichrist uses is to blind people to his presence and operations. A spiritually blind person is very easy to deceive! This blindness comes primarily from ignorance.
Today we are in a world characterised by rebellion to the word and ways of God. You may think that rebellion to His ways is no big deal. The verse below calls you a witch!
1 Samuel 15:23 “Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.”
There is a power behind witchcraft. It is the power of the spirit of antichrist! Bear that in mind the next time you promote the rebellion of homosexuality.
The most deadly attack of the spirit of antichrist is and will be anti-Semitism in the world and replacement theology in the church.
Replacement theology is the spiritual arm of anti-Semitism. It is fully evil and of the devil. In fact, replacement theology in the church today, is the Holocaust of the Jewish dead of the Holocaust. It’s killing them all over again, and giving the spirit of antichrist the authority for the coming Holocaust!
Another act of the spirit of antichrist will be a great deception that he is the Messiah of the end-times. He will delude the masses, the uneducated and the gullible into believing that the Lord has arrived and is here on the earth.
One of the main works of the spirit of antichrist is to introduce error. To be consistent in his method of operation, he obscures and removes the truth and then brings in the error. Remember that error is a spirit! (1 John 4:6)
The biggest error in the counterfeit church (and some churches), is that you can be saved by works without the radical born-again experience through the blood of Messiah and His cross.
Another dangerous error is that you do not need to take up your cross daily, and deny self. This goes hand in hand with the error of worldliness and ignorance of demon activity.
Of course there are numerous smaller errors, but we need to be aware of these big errors, which can and will affect your eternity.
The spirit of antichrist is the spirit of blasphemy. We see this in Revelation 13:6-7 where he opens his mouth in blasphemy against God, His name, His tabernacle and His people, who dwell in heaven.
The word “blasphemy” also means: Contempt, slander, injury to one’s name, reproachful.
Many of the unsaved in the tribulation period turn in blasphemy against God for the massive judgements that come upon the earth.
Perhaps the greatest work of the spirit of antichrist is to get the whole world to accept and love evil and sin. (John 3:19, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10)
He will perform many supernatural miracles to deceive those looking for signs and wonders without the fullness of truth.
The spirit of antichrist will cause many to be lovers of themselves, filled with pride. They will be scoffers of end-time things, filled with lusts. They will be mockers. They will cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
The spirit of antichrist uses love to achieve his goal. Love enveloped by truth is powerful. Love without truth is vulnerable to become a tool of the devil!
The antichrist is characterised by incredible intelligence and persuasiveness. (Daniel 7:8, 20, 8:23) He comes as an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). He is a crafty trickster (Ezekiel 28:6). He is full of self will, being called the “wilful king.” (Daniel 11:36)
The spirit of antichrist will use all the tools of the devil to prepare the world to receive him as God!
The time is late:
The hour is very late, there is little time left. Soon the hour will become the “hour of trial which will come upon the whole world” – the tribulation period. Soon the day will become the “Day of the Lord” – the whole seven year tribulation period.
It is time to watch and pray – be vigilant, be encouraged in our Lord. Move forward with Him. Repent of all known sin, walk right and holy with our God, study to show yourself approved unto God. Actively get rid of all complacency, mixture of truth and error. Get rid of a lukewarm attitude. Be hot for God!
We are in a critical time in history, becoming more so daily. Revelation 12:12 speaks of the fact that Satan knows his time is short, so he causes more and more havoc on the earth. This means things in the world are not going to get better but far worse.
The spirit of antichrist has a major ambition in making the free world - not free! His world is one of control. His world is one of unholy, evil, sin and wickedness. If you have not discovered it yet, sin, evil and wickedness is full of bondages and everything but freedom and peace, which is just what Satan wants.
Will the final antichrist be a Jew?
The answer is no!
It is not in the Bible. So how did such a far reaching, well-believed lie become a Christian tradition?
Revelation 13:1 reveals a beast arising from the sea. The sea is always a type of the Gentile nations.
Revelation 13:11 reveals “another beast”, the false prophet, arising from the earth. This is a type of the Jews. So it means that the false prophet could be a Jew or have a hidden Jewish identity or heritage.
This amazing verse below implies that this antichrist is a “prince of Israel.” This does not mean he is an Israel Jew, it means he has a significant role in the end-time events of Israel.
Ezekiel 21:25-27 “Now to you,O profane, wicked prince of Israel, whose day has come, whose iniquity shall end...you shall lose your crown and be overthrown.”
Satan’s main reason for attacking the true church of the living God is to disarm them of their weapons! It is only the true, Spirit-filled church that has a full complement of spiritual weapons, and the authority to use them to bind the works of the devil and cast him out.
How can the church be here on earth, with those weapons while the antichrist is also here at the same time? We have the power and authority to defeat his works. Only a pre-tribulation rapture answers this question.
The full manifestation of the spirit of antichrist occurs as he manifests at the terrible table of his deceptive peace covenant. As he signs the dreaded covenant, which breaks God’s existing covenant, he is revealed and fully indwelt and possessed by Satan.
That evil spirit of Satan now in that individual will be revealed and released upon the world. This event begins the final seven-year tribulation period, the next dispensation. At this point, the restrainer of evil, the church is removed in the rapture.
The rapture is a secret event because our Lord does not deal in judgement with the antichrist at the rapture. He most certainly does at the Second Coming, which is why that is not a secret event by any means.
Only those who are awake and watching will be ready at the rapture. Every eye will see Him at the Second Coming.
You can be pretty sure that the antichrist will come up with a grand excuse and explanation for the rapture. He will deny it by replacing it with a lie of some sort.
Happily – doom and gloom!
The Bible assigns a great many verses to the final end and doom of the antichrist. Here are some of the verses. For the sake of space, I’m not writing them out – just hover your mouse over them:
Ezekiel 28:7-10; Daniel 7:11, 27; Daniel 8:25; Daniel 9:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 17:11; 19:20; 20:10
Once the believer has stepped into eternity he will be forever free of all satanic spirits and forces, never again to be threatened by dark, grim, gloomy forces.
This victorious believer will never again need his spiritual armour and weapons of warfare. The Bible sees this in a most wonderful way as the believer casts off his armour and finds underneath it a beautiful wedding garment, white and clean!
Revelation 19:14 “The armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.”
If only the world could see behind the veil. If they could see just for a moment, the world of angels, demons, spirits, gods and God all right there behind the veil, they would be shocked to the core. Tragically, most will see it all when it’s too late, as they step into eternity.
Thankfully, many know and see all these things with spiritual eyes and take appropriate action, preparing for a giant leap into eternity!
We have a comforting, blessed hope.
Titus 2:13 “Live godly in this present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Yeshua the Messiah.”
1Thessalonians 4:17-18 “We who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (dead in Messiah) in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
I took this background picture of the Gemsbok (Oryx) in the Namib Desert and the zebras in Etosha, also Namibia, and merged them for interest.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!