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Edition 312: May 18th 2016
The Fulfilments of the Fall Feasts:
The Fulfilments of the Fall Feasts:
There are some things where revealed knowledge must make us dogmatic and inflexible. In fact the meaning of the word “doctrine” comes from the root word “dogma.” But there are also some things where we are all still in a learning situation, or where our Lord Himself is opening up, and revealing things to us more and more in these days.
I believe that the end-time verse saying “knowledge will increase” (Daniel 12:4) is progressive, and as such, means that we are in an exciting time of the outpouring of revelation. This may mean that we were wrong or simply without revelation on some issues before. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as we recognise it and move on.
Much of the understanding of the seven Feasts of the Lord is completely new to most people, because the Catholic church and all its offshoots has been so successful in re-characterising the church through the age, and making all things of Jewish origin, foreign to the church.
Let me tell you, that a church in these times that does not have a Hebraic slant is on thin ice.
Most regular Gentile Christians have no idea how they have been robbed of many great truths. The Feasts is one of these areas. They are rich with symbolism, prophetic meaning and importance, which the church is largely blind to.
The seven Feasts all have a prophetic meaning and fulfilments in real time. The first four, Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Pentecost have all been fulfilled, leaving the last three, also called the Fall (Autumn) Feasts, still to be fulfilled in time and reality.
These are, The Feast of Trumpets, also called Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, also called the Days of Awe and the Feast of Tabernacles, also called Succoth.
We must bear in mind that the Feasts occur in a specific order, which can’t be changed or shifted around; simply because that’s the way the historic fulfilments occur. For example, Passover which was fulfilled by the crucifixion comes before the resurrection, represented in the Feast of First Fruits.
In this edition I will look at what the actual fulfilments will be and when they will occur. I will also look at the incredible meanings and symbolism in these fall feasts, for Jews and the church.
Mysteries and messages:
Much of the symbolism is hidden to most. God could have made it all extremely clear. But the Bible says that our Lord often spoke in parables so that the wise of the world would not understand.
Matthew 13:10 “It has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.”
It is those who are humble and obedient to His word that will understand and those who are not who won’t understand. Isn’t that just the way it is in reality?
As we look at the incredible meanings of the Fall Feasts we must bear in mind that the entire church age is referred to in the scriptures as a “mystery.” In other words it was not seen by the Old Covenant prophets.
The word “mystery” is Strong’s G3466 and means “Once hidden, now revealed”. Or revealed to inside members but hidden to outsiders.
Ephesians 3:1-5 “Have you heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you. He made known to me the mystery...which in other ages (dispensations) was not made known as it has now...”
Ephesians 3:9 “Grace has been given to me to make all people see what the dispensation of mystery is, which, from the beginning of the ages, has been hidden in God...”
In these two verses above, we see that the church age is called the “dispensation of the mystery” and was hidden to those in previous dispensations. Again, this is exactly why we need to believe in and accept what the Bible teaches about dispensations, before we can understand all these things.
Only as we rightly divide the word do we understand the divisions of doctrine and their applications to Israel or the church.
Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets):
As we go through this, note how many messages and symbols apply to us, the church, and the rapture.
This year the feast is between October 3rd and 4th.
●Rosh Hashanah is also called the Natzal, which is symbolic of the day of the resurrection of the righteous dead and taking up of the living righteous. Many interpreters refer to this as the rapture.
●Rosh Hashanah is also known as the time of the “Coronation of the King.” The Rosh Hashanah meal includes the challah loaves which are round loaves, drenched in honey, shaped like crowns, suggesting Kingship and reminding us of the crowns of reward laid up for the righteous.
●Rosh Hashanah is also known as, Kiddushin Nesuin, which is the Messiah’s wedding ceremony! The Feast of Pentecost is the “betrothal” in terms of a Hebrew wedding, while Rosh Hashanah is the full wedding.
●This Feast is also known as, “The feast of which no man knows the day or hour”. This is because it’s the only one that begins on the sighting of the new moon. It is celebrated over two days to allow for any discrepancy in the moon rise and the sighting of it. As such, ancient observers would watch for the new-moon, but would not know the day and hour (within two days). We most certainly will know the time and season.
●The Feast is also known as “Yom Hadin”, the day of judgement. This looks forward to all the severe judgements of the tribulation period. But for us believers this would be a classical reference to the work of the cross of Messiah and the judgement of reward stored up for us as we enter heaven. This is also the time the antichrist is revealed and let loose on the earth. We could say that Yom Hadin represents the start of the tribulation period, with the rapture at its beginning.
●The Feast of Rosh Hashanah is also called “Yom Teruah”, meaning the awakening trumpet blast. Teruah is also translated as “shout.” Isaiah 44:23 Zephaniah 3:14 Zechariah 9:9
The “Teruah” shout is used to represent: ●An expression of joy and great exuberance. ●The shout of a King. ●It is also a battle cry. ●It is the shout to gather together the people when the camp is to be moved.
One commentary says that the “Teruah” is the strongest word in the whole Bible indicating great exuberance and expectation.
“Teruah” in Hebrew means a specific sort of trumpet blast. One in which the sky is shattered and broken by the sound.
●The Feast of Rosh Hashanah incorporates the “Tashlikh” ceremony, which speaks of “casting off” and of “new beginnings.” At the ceremony, sins are symbolically cast off, leaving the participant with a “new beginning.” This most certainly speaks to us as believers of the final enemy contained in our flesh being destroyed as we receive new resurrection bodies. (1 Corinthians 15:26)
►This ritual Tashlikh, symbolising the casting off of sins and the new beginning, is performed in the late afternoon at dusk. In those days the time period at dusk, just after sunset, and just before night was called “The twinkling of an eye!” I hope I don’t need to say anything more about that!!
●Rosh Hashanah is also called Yom Hakesh – The Hidden Day. Quite simply this means to hide away. But hide from whom? It is from Satan himself. The shofar is blown every day leading up to Rosh Hashanah, but not the day before. The theory is that this would hide the day of judgement from Satan. It most certainly speaks to the rapture as well.
Psalm 27:5 “In the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle ...”
Isaiah 26:20-21 “Come my people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves as it were for a little moment, until the indignation (tribulation) is past. For behold the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.”
Trumpet types Idioms and meanings:
We must understand that there are numerous trumpets in the Bible, used for different things. There are also different trumpet blasts, also symbolising and calling for different things.
The various types of trumpet blasts at Rosh Hashanah symbolise; repentance, sorrow, alarm, judgement and gathering.
We see the first trump, the last trump and the great trump in the Bible.
For example we see the use of silver trumpets, brass trumpets, the shofar and sometimes the call or voice of an angel is also called a trumpet blast. All have different meanings and applications, which you can only see when you look up the original words used.
The first trump was blown on the Feast of Pentecost (Exodus 19:19).
1 Corinthians 15:52 speaks of the “last trump” This is not the last trump of Revelation. The book had not been penned at the time of Paul’s reference to it. The last trump of the Revelation 11:15 is the last trump of the Old Covenant (seventieth year of Daniel)
We have a last trump for the Old Covenant and a last trump for the church age. They are not the same. People who try to merge them together don’t realise that the last trump in the book of Revelation hadn’t even been written when Paul spoke of the last trump of the church age.
Different trumpet sounds:
Rosh Hashanah sees four primary types of trumpet blasts. These are Tekiah: A long single blast signalling the coronation of Messiah. Shvarim: Three short wail-like blasts signifying repentance. Teruah: Nine staccato blasts of alarm signifying the awakening. Tekiah Ha- Gadol: The last trump blast.
The Teki’ah Gedolah, is the last of 100 shofar blasts also called the “last trump.” It most certainly refers to the “last trump.” of 1 Corinthians 51:50-52 and the end of the church age, which sees the next dispensation, Daniel’s seventieth week come into existence to complete the Old Covenant.
This would be where the rapture of the church takes place. Just as Pentecost occurred in a very short period of time, giving way to the church age, so the rapture and the next dispensation must occur together, in a very short time with little or no gap between them.
This “last trump” is perhaps the most important of the Rosh Hashanah trumpet blasts because it so clearly identifies the rapture with this Feast and no other.
►The day before Rosh Hashanah, dedicated men undergo a ritual bath of cleansing and a white linen cloth is worn. They greet each other with the words, “May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.”
Does this ring any bells? It speaks of the righteous, raptured, with their names in the Lamb’s Book of Life, now in heaven, clothed in fine linen clean and white.
The Hebrew month of Elul, in Jewish tradition, is known as the “month of preparation for Rosh Hashanah”. In this month, the diligent look forward with anticipation and reverence to the coming of Rosh Hashanah, with all its meanings. Do you know what this means? It means that we will have some time to prepare for the coming of the Lord. We are commanded to “watch, pray and be ready.”
It means the exact opposite of “no one knows the time”!
It means that we as true believers are right now in that time. We are in our “Elul” of preparing for our Messiah! What a tragedy that so many know nothing about any of these things and are not preparing and are not ready!
Do you see why it is wrong to say that no one knows the time and why it wrong to avoid all these end-time things and wrong not to watch.
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement):
This year it is on 12th October.
The day is referred to as, Atonement, the Great Day, and the Great Fast, the Day of Awe.
The full meaning of the Day’s of Awe are this: People will be totally awe-struck in their devastation.
Yom Kippur, almost without doubt, will see its fulfilment at mid-tribulation as the great judgement called the wrath of God begins and runs through to the end of the tribulation period.
Some believe that Yom Kippur will be fulfilled at the start of the tribulation. That would leave Rosh Hashanah with all its incredible types and meanings out in the cold.
Some believe that Yom Kippur will be fulfilled by the closing of the seven-year tribulation. This would leave the Feast of Tabernacles to be fulfilled by the Millennium only. I don’t have too much of a problem with that – we will see won’t we?
Technically, it’s not a feast but a fast.
Yom Kippur pictures the full restoration of Israel with Yeshua, our Messiah and will see the fulfilment of Romans 11:26 “Then all Israel will be saved.” “All” in this verse is “all” of the remnant and not every single, last Jew.
This is the holiest day of the Hebrew year and observed with a 25-hour period of fasting. It points to severe judgement and repentance. Jews believe that God writes the names of many Jews in His book of life at Rosh Hashanah, but only seals it on Yom Kippur.
►The last service on Yom Kippur is called Neilah, which means the “closing of the door.” It was God Himself who closed the door of the Ark once Noah and his entourage were inside. In the parable of the 10 virgins the door is closed to the five foolish virgins. There is no more room for repentance – it’s over. The grace of God has run its course.
If Yom Kippur points to the mid-tribulation wrath- judgements, then the shutting of the doors revealed in the Neilah could be interpreted as a mid-tribulation rapture. It’s possible, but it doesn’t add up with other factors.
Neilah means the grace of God has limits to it! There is a limited time in which repentance can be done and made. (Hebrews 12:17)
The Feast of Tabernacles (Succoth):
This year it is on October 17th.
It is also called the “Feast and Season of our Joy.” It is also called “the Feast of Ingathering and the Feast of the King.
Being the last of the feasts, its fulfilment will be in the last great purpose of God revealed in the dispensation of the Millennium. It will be when, in physical reality, the “word will become flesh and dwell (tabernacle) amongst men.”
All the other feasts culminate in this great conclusion.
This is a true feast of celebration and joyful activity. The Succoth (a temporary tent dwelling) which is built in the homes of the participants symbolises our temporary dwelling on and in the world.
The saved, remnant Jews and saved Gentiles will be united forever in the Millennium.
In these remaining fall feasts we see the next major events in world history encapsulated into these amazing convocations. They are rich with symbolism and meaning for the Jews. They have many messages for the church, currently in “mystery” form, as a separate distinct entity from Israel.
As you have seen, there are so very many indicators, pointers and symbols that we can apply to the church and a pre-tribulation rapture.
I would encourage you to read the previous edition entitled “The logic of a pre-tribulation rapture” if you have not done so.
There will be a lot more on these themes in the next edition, entitled “The marriage, the bride and the rapture.”
Summary of main pointers to a pre-tribulation rapture:
In these fall feasts we see: Natzal, a type of the rapture. The “last trump” which parallels with the rapture discourse in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52. We see what the term “no one knows the day or hour” really means, which our Lord was referring to. We see the terms, “shout and shouting”, and “the shout of the King”, which Paul was referring to in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52. We see the “casting off” and “new beginnings” which can also speak of the rapture. We see the meaning of the term “twinkling of an eye” to which Paul must have been referring in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.
By the way, Paul says that our Lord will “catch us up in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye”. The word “moment” in the original is “atomo” meaning an atomic second, or even less than a second and it will occur in the evening just between dusk and nightfall (the twinkling of an eye.)
This rapture meeting occurs in the air. Our Lord does not come down to the earth until the Second Coming, which is specifically described as occurring slowly, as He left the Mount of Olives, with every eye watching Him.
If every eye will see Him return at the Second Coming, it implies it will be in the day time. We have seen that the rapture will take place at “the twinkling of an eye”, which is evening. (See further above.)
There is absolutely no way you can make the rapture and the Second Coming the same event – a post trib event!
The signs will speak:
As I’ve said so many times, it’s not this date or that, or calendar, or feast or calculation. It’s when all the signs collectively fall into place together, and then we can look at it all with a much greater degree of certainty.
Without all the signs in place forget about any dates.
We wait and watch for the alignment of all the signs, all the symbols, dates, calculations, calendars, all collectively and together. We will see it coming!
I’ve just touched on some of the meanings and symbolism of these remaining feasts. It’s a beautiful study, going into these details in depth.
What I find absolutely incredible is the fact that world history from the cross onwards is so succinctly shown in these feasts. I wonder how people can ignore this. I wonder what degree of blindness there is amongst people, not to see these spectacular truths.
Many, like the Catholics, Anglicans, denominational churches and others, just “tear” it all out of their Bible and get rid of these major, symbol-rich events and signs.
Others in their incredible ignorance and deception would say, “It’s all coincidence”!
I took the background picture at a waterhole in the beautiful Etosha Game Reserve, Namibia and the lion at a friend’s private game reserve called Mabula in South Africa. Merging them together adds interest.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 311: May 11th 2016
The logic of the pre-tribulation rapture:
The logic of the pre-tribulation rapture:
Today there are very few churches worldwide teaching on end times and even fewer teaching on the rapture. It is the greatest story never told! And the result is – the sheep are blind, vulnerable and totally worldly.
Those who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture (pre-tribbers) and those who believe in a post tribulation rapture (post- tribbers) will always be at each other’s throats and always for the same reasons.
There is one huge, big separating and dividing issue and it’s consistent. It is the belief in dispensations. If you reject the existence of dispensations you can quite easily prove a post-tribulation rapture. If you believe in dispensations, you can’t.
This is not a salvation issue, so at the end of the day you should be able to walk with a post tribber, but it is a very important issue not to be avoided.
I want to assure you that my motivation in this edition, is not to prove myself right and others wrong. It is not to prove a pre-tribulation rapture position. It is first and foremost to seek, know and honour my Lord and Saviour and His word.
The logic of dispensations:
The word “dispensation” simply means different divisions in time where God worked in new or different ways with man. That does not mean that God changes, just that He changes in the ways and methods he works.
I have written numerous editions on the subject which you can find in the “Editions by subject” index on the right.
Post tribbers have a certain blind spot in their theological thinking. They just can’t see it. Maybe they know it all and just won’t see it, because it brings their post-trib position, to which they are enslaved and attached, crashing down.
Dispensations are clearly in the Bible, a number of times and are clearly evident in history and reality. So how can you say dispensations don’t exist? They’re plain logical and in the Bible.
Here are some verses dealing with dispensations where the original word for “dispensation”, “Oikonmia” is used:
Hebrews 1:1 “God, who at various times (dispensations) in different ways spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, has in the last days spoken to us by His Son...”
Ephesians 1:10 “That in the dispensation of the fullness of times, He might gather together in one all things in Messiah...”
Ephesian 3:2 “Have you heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you.”
The last trumpet blast of the Feast of Trumpets marks the end of the church age. It is the last trump of the church age and the mark of the start of the next dispensation, the seven-year tribulation period. Many, many things change in the way God deals with man in this dispensation called the tribulation.
The dispensation deniers claim that the Old Covenant runs right into the new without any changes and that there is no dispensation of the church age and therefore no pre-tribulation rapture for the church.
There will be much more on this in the next edition. I will share with you some incredible revelations and truths about major messages contained within the Feasts, especially the Feast of Trumpets.
So now, the post tribbers deny the existence of dispensations. If you do that, how do you explain the verses above (and there are others)? Simply, they can’t. If you deny dispensations you have to claim that we are still under the law, which they do. You then have to deny the fullness of the church age and the age of grace, which they do, or explain it away.
Pure logic defeats their entire argument. So many things don’t add up or fit together in their no-dispensation view.
I have yet to find one single post-trib argument that is valid. Some are convincing at face value, but when you look more deeply into their position, you see the problems.
Some of the post-trib claims are pure lies. The worst is the lie that dispensations and the pre-trib rapture are modern doctrines. It’s an absolute all out lie – look it up – it’s been refuted a million times!
Many of the post –trib rapture claims and positions disappear in the light of dispensations.
Some logical arguments for a pre-tribulation rapture: (There are many more.)
●The Bible says that the “gates of hell will not prevail against the church.” (Matthew 16:17). Yet in the tribulation we see that the “saints” are delivered into Satan’s hands to be slaughtered.
Revelation 13:7 “It was granted to him (Satan) to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe tongue and nation.”
The “saints” in this verse above, can’t be the church, because the “gates of hell will not prevail against the church”. The “saints” here are the tribulation saints, which are those who are saved in the tribulation, both Jews and Gentiles.
They are a different company to the born-again church, with specific promises given them.
Many post-tribbers mock us pre-tribbers saying that we are just escapists, wanting to escape terrible times.
Luke 21:36 “Watch therefore, and pray that always you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass (the tribulation) and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Okay, so now we have the great escape in the Bible! If you had the slightest idea of what the tribulation will be like, you would be thankful that God has provided the way of escape!
Wrath and punishment:
Every one of the verses in the Old and New Covenants dealing with the wrath of God in the tribulation also imply furious punishment in the extreme. In fact, so severe and extreme that we can’t even imagine the horror of what’s coming.
The Bible says that it will be a time like never was, nor ever shall be again!
Wrath and punishment in the tribulation period are poured out on Satan, his demons, his world and his people, which are those not saved by the blood of the cross of Calvary.
Wrath and punishment has in fact been accomplished and dealt with for the believer. It all fell upon our undeserving Messiah of glory on the cross. He paid the price of all sin, evil and wickedness. He took the wrath of God upon Himself.
We as believers are given the free gift of His righteousness as our sins are forever destroyed and removed by the power of the cross.
But without the work of the cross and the shed blood of Messiah, you are legally guilty, condemned and due to fall under the wrath of God.
The entire tribulation period sees wrath being poured out in ever increasing proportions. The second half, the wrath of God, sees the full intensity of it, but the first half is referred to as the “wrath of the Lamb.” Bear in mind that the wrath of Satan and the supernatural wrath of nature run throughout the seven years.
Part of the reason for the pre-trib rapture is to separate the righteous from the unrighteous so that God can pour His wrath and indignation on the unsaved.
Note in the verses below that the wrath of God is upon the wicked. Legally, it cannot ever be upon the saved, who have already paid the price, in Messiah by His substitutionary transaction.
Isaiah 13:9 “Behold the Day of the Lord comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it.”
Nahum 1:2 “He reserves His wrath for His enemies.”
1 Thessalonians 5:9 “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.”
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.”
Romans 1:18 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.
Ephesians 5:6 “The wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.”
Note in the verses above who the tribulation is for. It is for and upon: sinners, His enemies, unbelievers, the ungodly and the disobedient.
Not one verse says or implies that God’s wrath and punishment is upon His own people, the believers.
● “No one knows the time”:
Like a stuck record many take the verse saying “No one knows the day or hour” and say, “You see, the Bible says no one knows the time.” Take note of the following verse:
Matthew 24:33-34 “So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.”
The above verse maintains that you need to see with spiritual eyes. The word “know” is in the imperative tense and is actually a command and could be written; “I command you to know when it is near.”
Yes there is a verse saying “no one knows the time”. (Acts 1:7) But here our Lord is speaking privately with His disciples about the end, and He says to them personally that it is not given to them to know the time, back then. That’s got nothing to do with the general statements of our Lord to all believers about the end-times and knowing the time and season. (Matthew 16:3)
Our Lord condemned His people the Jews, for not knowing the time of their visitation (by the Lord Himself at the first coming).
Luke19:44 “Jerusalem was destroyed because they didn’t know the time of their visitation.”
It’s inconceivable and illogical to believe that now, for the second Coming, we are banned from knowing the time! 1 Thessalonians 5:4 “You brethren are not in darkness, so that this day should overtake you as a thief.”
►If we can’t know the time, how do you explain the following verses?
Titus 2:13 “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Yeshua the Messiah.”
Hebrews 9:28 “Messiah was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him, He will appear a second time, apart from sin for salvation.”
Hebrews 10:25 “Exhort one another...even more as you see the day approaching.”
1 Thessalonians 5:4 “You are not in darkness so that this day should overtake you as a thief, therefore let us not sleep but watch.”
Matthew 16:3 “Hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky, but can’t discern the signs of the times.”
Matthew 24:33 “When you see all these things, know that it is very near even at the door...therefore be ready.”
Matthew 25:13 “...Watch therefore.”
1 Peter 4:7 “The end of all things is at hand, be serious and watchful.”
John 16:13 “He shall show you things to come.”
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call on Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”
Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”
Matthew 24:36 (Amp) “Of that exact day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven nor the Son, but only the Father.”
Church minister, reading this, why do you ignore these verses above? Why are you silent on this subject? Read the verses above again. How can you ignore them? You can only do so if you are a blind guide!
The argument of silence or absence:
Critics of the pre-trib rapture always say that our argument that the church is absent in all the Revelation chapters speaking of the tribulation on the earth, is a weak argument. They say that the tribulation saints (those who are saved in the tribulation), are in fact all believers, the church, Jew and Gentile in the tribulation and not just those who are saved during the tribulation.
Firstly, the Bible does use the term “saints” for both the church and the trib-saints, and saved Jews, so we need to go by context.
Secondly, what about Daniel’s seventieth week (of years), which is the seven-year tribulation? The first 69 weeks of that incredible prophecy is exclusively for the Jews. (“My people”)The seventieth week is distinctly, in character with, and part of the 69 weeks. The church is not seen or referred to in any part of the sixty nine or the seventieth week.
●So, we see the church missing in the seventieth week of Daniel (the tribulation), ●and the church missing in the Revelation chapters dealing with the tribulation! The one confirms the other. If you are going to argue that the church is on earth in the Revelation chapters, you must be consistent and argue that the church is also in Daniel’s seventy weeks. And that’s an impossible argument!
●Then on top of this we do see the church in heaven in a number of Revelation verses, while the tribulation is on the go on the earth.
There is no church evident in the prophecy of Daniel’s seventieth week. There is no church evident in the tribulation verses of the Revelation and there is a church evident in the Revelation verses of heaven. What’s the logical conclusion?
Revelation 19:1-9 “After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honour and power to our Lord our God...The twenty four elders, (seen earlier in the Revelation as well – in heaven!) and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God...Praise our God all you His servants and those who fear Him...and I heard the voice of a great multitude saying Alleluia...Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready...and to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints...Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Revelation 19:11-14 “THEN I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True and in righteousness He judges and makes war....and the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.”
The term “white linen clean and white” is never used for angels or the unsaved. It is only a reference to the true born- again, blood-washed saints of the Most High God.
The original word used here in the Revelation for “clean” is Strong’s G2513 meaning, “clean, pure, free from sin and guilt, blameless, innocent! This is what the work of the cross does for true believers.
Jude 1:14 “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, ‘behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints.’”
The above verse is a parallel to the Revelation verses above.
So, here we see the church in heaven and returning from heaven with our Lord at the end of the tribulation. Logic says that you can’t have the church being slaughtered on the earth and in heaven at the same time!
Luke 12:35-36 “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when He will return from the wedding, that when He comes and knocks they may open to Him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the Master, when He comes, will find watching.
I wonder what wedding our Lord is returning from here?
There are a number of other verses showing the church in heaven while the tribulation is on the go on the earth.
Some try to prove their post-trib position by saying that the Revelation is not in chronological order. They are wrong! It is in order. The term “and then” appears dozens of times.
Perhaps the single most important, clear and logical verse referring to a pre-tribulation rapture is the following verse from the letter to the Philadelphian church:
Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”
The term “keep you from” means to be kept clean out away from. It contains within its meaning a clear separation. It does not mean, “Protected through.” Besides, as we have seen, the saints in the tribulation are not protected.
The restrainer and the apostasy:
The antagonists and attackers of the pre-tribulation rapture use many arguments that actually don’t hold water. One of them is that the restrainer is not the church or the Holy Spirit or the church indwelt by the Holy Spirit. They claim that the restrainer, who is to be removed at the start of the tribulation, is the archangel Michael.
They claim that it must be Michael, because his job is to protect Israel.
As the tribulation begins, when the restrainer is removed, the whole world and not just Israel will fall into the worst times it has ever known. Yes, the central focus will be Israel, but the whole world also experiences the tribulation. The job of Michael was never to hold back evil on the whole world.
2 Thessalonians 2:2-8 is the discourse on the “falling away” and the revealing of the antichrist as the restrainer is removed. This “falling away” is also referred to as the “great apostasy.”
The term “falling away” is not a reference to the apostasy of the church, although a certain section of the church is falling rapidly into apostasy. It would be better translated “the departure” and is in fact a powerful reference to a pre-tribulation rapture!
Logic says that this restrainer is in fact the true church indwelt by the Holy Spirit and the “apostasy” or “falling away” is in fact the great departure or rapture of the true church.
When you put all the pieces together, the picture becomes clear and quite logical. There is too much to explain away if you are in the post trib camp.
Here is a wonderful Old Covenant verse that you can apply to the rapture.
Psalm 90:10-12 “The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength, they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off and then we fly away. Who knows the power of Your anger? For as is the fear of You, so is your wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we gain a heart of wisdom.”
I took this picture drifting down the river Ogooue, Gabon on my way to the hospital founded by Albert Schweitzer in the 1800s near Lambarene. The hospital is still run by his granddaughter. This area is 90% tropical rain forest, inhabited by Pygmies, Pygmy elephants, gorillas and all sorts of living things.
If you would like to see some more pictures of this amazing place click HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 310: May 4th 2016
How much longer?
How much longer?
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Bible prophecy gives us many clues and pointers as to just where we are on the prophetic map. We are commanded to know the times and season. It’s a command of God, not a suggestion!
There are many watching for these developments and many looking, but looking in the wrong places. Many are asleep and not looking at all. Many are watching and looking in all the right places and coming up with a pretty consistent view – in line with the Bible and what the Spirit of God is saying now.
In this edition I want to share some of these things and some very exciting revelations and discoveries from my own prayer, study and thoughts.
We must know the voice of the Spirit of God in all these things and respond to Him and not man-made, man-pleasing motivations of spiritual pride. We must also be ready to change our opinions when we discover that we were wrong, or new revelation comes along.
It’s good to bear in mind that when people use the terms “100% certain” or “God told me” – that’s the give-away clue to avoid them and what they are saying.
●Please be aware that certain Rabbis have placed curses on those attempting to find the time of the Messiah’s coming from the book of Daniel. Spiritual warfare, the gifts and the prayers of binding and loosing are needed in this regard.
What about 2016?
I would like nothing more than for these things to all get wrapped up by Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) this year. It may be, but it looks more likely that it will be 2017. Of course that may be wrong too. I’m not date-setting but date-watching. I’m not trying to prove anything except that you need to be ready!
I am looking at possibilities and probabilities.
As we approach Rosh Hashanah in October this year – we will know and see if it’s possible for the tribulation / rapture to occur by the signs.
If it is going to be this year or next, the signs will speak and give us warning beforehand. As you will see from this edition, the evidence for next year is becoming very strong.
Again, don’t put all your trust in a date. Put all your trust in our great King and Lord, but don’t be an idiot and ignore the evidence either.
If you get ready, abandoning a life of sin, and walking in holiness, you have lost nothing. The devil has lost you and you have gained greatly, even if our Lord tarries.
Incredible insights into cycles, generations and time-spans:
The word “generation”, in the New Covenant is very interesting. The word is Strong’s G1074, “genea” meaning: “Those of the same stock or family, or a multitude living at the same time.”
So the word “generation” in Matthew 24:34 relates to a group of people, the Jews in this case. The word can also have a time element contained in its meaning as well.
As we look at the time factor of a generation, we are right at the end of a biblical generation, whichever counting method you use. We are on borrowed time already!
With this in mind let’s have a look now at some incredible, alarming and amazing facts about the generation called Israel and various time spans of major prophetic importance:
2017: Israel will mark four major milestone anniversaries:
Next year is 2017, but because the Hebrew year changes at Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) on the 21st September on our calendar, we have to refer to the time as 2017 /2018. This is also the change from 5777 to 5778 on the Hebrew calendar.
So, just bear in mind that prophetically, 2017 runs into 2018 as 2016 runs into 2017.
In the Bible, many numbers have important spiritual meanings, some with distinct prophetic implications. Some of these prophetic numbers are, 120, 100, 70, 50 and 40. The prophetic significance of each is derived from the verses in which they are used.
●120 = Divine probation. ●100 = Completeness of suffering, election. ●70 = Perfect spiritual order, restoration of Israel. ●50 = Pentecost, Jubilee and Divine Revelation. ●40 = testing and trial.
Now let’s have a look at something that is a bit more than a coincidence!
●The First Zionist Congress was held in 1897. That will be 120 years ago in 2017. This congress saw the birth of Zionism and the original preparations for the foundation of the State of Israel.
●The Balfour Declaration, giving the Jews the legal right to return to the land took place in November 1917 making it 100 years old in 2017. Genesis 15:13-16 speaks of the generation of Israeli bondage in Egypt lasting 400 years, coming to an end in the 4th generation (100 years).
●In November 1947 the UN General Assembly passed the “Partition Resolution” allowing for the creation of the Jewish State of Israel in 1948. This will be 70 years ago in 2017. 70 is the number of completeness and restoration. It is the time of Daniel’s monumental prophecy of the 70 weeks. It was the time of release from captivity in Babylon.
●The liberation and reunification of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War occurred in June 1967 making it 50 years old in 2017. 50 is the number of release. It is the number of Pentecost and Jubilee. This number is also associated with judgement. Noah’s flood lasted for 150 days, which is 50x3.
●There are 40 jubilees from the cross to 2017.
We know that the entire end-time period is referred to in the Bible as “the days of Noah”. Interestingly Noah warned the world for 120 years of impending judgement! (Some say it was 100 years).
From this amazing convergence, which is all harmonizing and interlocking now, we see a pattern of agreement that we dare not ignore.
2017 is going to be a monumental year in world history!
Jubilees are very difficult to count and come up with a totally trustworthy conclusion. Some use the number 49, some 50, and some include leap years, other don’t. Some take into account changes in the calendar, some don’t. Some include the times God does not count Jubilees (when Israel was out of favour), others do.
Some calculations put this year, 2016 as a Jubilee start, and others put it next year. Either way, it’s very close indeed. Some calculate a Jubilee as being every 50 years and others believe it is 49 years with the 50th being the first of the next count. This would account for some of the differences.
Either way we can still get some important insights, as many of these things are dovetailing now with many other timing methods and factors.
If Jubilees are counted continuously and using 50, not 49 then 1917 (Zionist Congress) was the start of the 68th Jubilee. 1967 (Jerusalem restored) was the 69th Jubilee and the 70th Jubilee is 2017 / 2018. This 70th Jubilee is from the Exodus.
The 120th is the Great Jubilee measured from the beginning of creation. It begins in 2017 /2018!
So, it is both the 70th and 120th dovetailing into 2017! Remember the meanings of the numbers.
There were 50 jubilees from creation to the Exodus (1483). There are 70 jubilees from the Exodus to 2017. There are 120 jubilees from creation to 2017.
Interestingly 120 Jubilees (120x50=6000) using the continuous method brings the 6000-year history of man under sin to a close in 2017 according to the Torah Calendar. (There are some discrepancies here.)
The Jubilee prophecy of Rabbi Judah Be Samuel:
Note that this prophecy dovetails exactly with the abovementioned Jubilee discussions.
In 1217 this Rabbi made a number of startling prophecies, which he claimed came from the Lord. He said that the Ottoman Turks would rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. He made a number of other prophecies which all came to pass. Another was that Jerusalem would become a no-man’s-land after the ninth jubilee which did happen. It was from 1917 to 1967 that Jerusalem was exactly a no-man’s land.
He said that the 10th Jubilee would see Jerusalem back in Jewish hands and then the Messiah would come. The end of this time period is in 2017.
Can we rely on a prophecy from such an individual, who would not have been saved in our terms? Well, God can speak through whom He wishes. He chose a donkey once. His prophecies did come to pass. The fact that there is a great convergence of so many other factors adds more weight to it.
The incredible Metonic cycle:
We can’t see these things in our normal calendar. We must use the Jewish calendar and time frames, which are based on the lunar calendar. Just like our normal calendar has months of different lengths, so does the lunar calendar.
The tribulation period is made up of two halves, one being 1260 days long and the other 1290 days (Daniel12:11) This makes a total of 2250 days.
With this in mind there are only certain seven-year periods containing 2550 days, with the start time being Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets.
The tribulation is often called the seventieth week of Daniel. That is a week of years and not days in context. So people using the term seventieth week are talking of the seven-year tribulation period.
You can see that only certain seven-year periods qualify for the seventieth week by having a careful look at the two diagrams below:
This Metonic Cycle (corrected according to NASA) was originally a bit different and has now been updated and corrected. It is now consistent with many other counting methods giving us the required number of moons making up the seven year tribulation period.
Note that the table below shows the same thing, just in a different format.
The unique, amazing 2017 sign in the sky:
Revelation 12 contains beautiful imagery of a woman clothed with the sun (Israel) and on her head was a garland of 12 stars (the 12 tribes of Israel), with the moon at her feet. A red dragon (Satan) stood before the woman as her child was born (Messiah).
The interpretation is the woman clothed with the sun is Israel, who gives birth to our Messiah and then immediately Satan as the red dragon resists and attacks Israel and our Messiah.
In September 2017 there is a precise configuration and alignment within the astronomical constellation of Virgo.
Using the program “Stellarium” which is free to download, going back over 7000 years in time or 7000 years forward in time, this configuration only occurs this single time which is in 2017. According to some experts, this is extraordinary and unique.
NASA’s program, “SkyView is a virtual observatory and also shows this, but it has a feature in which the actual colours appear as they really are, according to certain wavelengths. In September 2017 the area around the dragon anomaly goes red.
The alignment has been visible since 2015, but it moves on and becomes spot on in 2017.
●By the way, Google has blocked out the view of this anomaly in their program “Google Sky.” Perhaps they think they have now got rid of God!
All of these things would be of no real consequence if the things of the world were not all pointing to the same thing – a very soon coming catastrophic judgement!
One simply has to ask – how much longer can the sin, evil and wickedness of the world thrive without running headlong into judgement?
As we approach 2017, the very existence of Israel is being threatened, undermined, questioned and challenged by Islam, many churches and almost the whole world. Jerusalem is up for partition and division. Declarations in the UN, by the EU and hosts of demon possessed church leaders are all singing the same “Hitler” songs.
Here are some of the signs that we need to watch for:
●Firstly forget about any rapture or tribulation start without a peace treaty of some sort signed by the person who will be revealed in that act, as the antichrist. So we need to see a deal between Israel and the Palestinians come about.
Some say previous peace accords account for this. Not true. None of the previous accords were ratified and are in operation today. None of them revealed the antichrist. If any of them were to be ratified, they would have to be fully re-negotiated.
●We need to watch for anything and everything to do with a new Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is required at mid- tribulation. Right now it would not be surprising to see something along these lines suddenly come to light. The Temple Institute has everything required, already made, prepared and waiting.
●We need to watch for the one-day destruction of Damascus and the entry of Israel into the situation militarily. We also need to watch for the situation with Russia, Iran and others to intensify.
●We need to watch for Quran-based Muslim invasions and migration turning to jihad.
●We need to watch for Europe’s downfall preparing the way for a new beast to arise. Europe is not ready yet.
●The “king of the north” and the “king of the south” have not yet made their appearances. We need to watch for this.
●We need to watch for a global economic collapse, preparing the way for an antichrist takeover and domination of the world’s finances.
●The earth is getting angry! Earths upheavals in the form of earthquakes, volcanoes, storms and the like will intensify greatly as we approach the time.
Many of these things can occur very quickly.
Time is running out fast:
I would not put a lot of weight on any one of the mentioned factors here, but collectively, the evidence is compelling to say the least.
I’ve been asked a few times if people should make long-term plans for their lives in light of time being so short.
This is something I can’t and won’t speak to. It is up to you. It all depends on what and how you see things. Pray about it, seek the word of the Lord.
I can only speak for myself in this regard. No, I would not be making long-term plans, but that’s for me only. Besides, there are many things I have not shared yet relating to the whole end-time scenario.
The Bible says that we are to “occupy until He comes” This doesn’t mean sit and do your knitting until He comes. The word “occupy” is a military term and means to make spiritual advances against the kingdom of the world and for our Lord. We are to occupy spiritual territory for our Lord.
The world is approaching a frightening time. In the tribulation people will die from pure shock! Masses will try to kill themselves, but death will flee from them. (Revelation 9:6)
Revelation 6:15-17 “The kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in caves and in the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come and who is able to stand.”
Note that even the “best” of society are reduced to a quivering mess of fear and panic in the coming times!
Some other parallel verses speaking of similar things are: Luke 23:30, Isaiah 2:19.
►BUT, please remember to read next week’s edition entitled “The logic of a pre-tribulation rapture.”
Yes there is a huge amount of real bad, terrible things about to occur, but in next week’s edition there will be all the good news!
The signs will speak. I can’t and will not try to make things fit my ideas. When I see the biblical signs line up, harmonise, then I’ll start yelling.
So now we see that Jubilee counts point to 2017, and the prophetic numbers; 120, 100, 70, 50 and 40 have convergences in 2017. This is far more than a coincidence.
As the time approaches, I fully expect our Lord to reveal more and more. I expect His warnings to grow louder and stronger.
It is totally consistent of God to warn of coming troubles. He always has, and now that we are on the verge of the greatest ever trouble, why would He not warn the world?
Jeremiah 30:11“For I am with you (Israel) to save you; though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you. I will correct you in justice and will not let you go altogether unpunished.”
US, UK, Europe and others have done well largely because they have had a large population of Jews. Soon the Jews will flee anti-Semitism back to their land. Then beware nations of the world – your doom will be upon you. And it will be a “full end!”
Note in that verse above that all host nations of Jews in the diaspora will be destroyed!
I took the background picture in a forest near my home. I added some texture to it and superimposed the butterfly over it to create the overall effect.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 309: April 27th 2016
The miracle of the Bible:
The miracle of the Bible:
1 Corinthians 2:12-14 “We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we speak not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
In the invisible realm are spirits of truth and spirits of error. They are spirits and not just belief systems! (1 John 4:6) We are to test these spirits (1 John 4:1).
Everything about being a true child of the living God, born into His family by the new birth is supernatural and miraculous. We don’t always see the miraculous but it’s there, and it all comes from a book spewing death or life to its readers.
In many cases it is the church minister or hierarchy that kills the word, transforming it into an instrument of dead letter that kills. But at the end of the day, it’s always up to you personally, to meet the requirements for the Bible to come to life.
2 Corinthians 3:6 “He made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words I speak to you are spirit and life.”
The church minister is not a minister of words. He is a steward of the supernatural Spirit of God. Today, very few ministers are properly equipped stewards of the supernatural, contained in the words of the Bible.
Matthew 22:29 “You are mistaken (lit=deceived), not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.”
Do you see the incredible importance in this one single verse above, of knowing the truth? All deception and gullibility comes in on the wings of ignorance of God’s Spirit-breathed word.
Many times in your quest for the truth, the Spirit of God will lead you out of organised, institutional churchianity. But be careful; make sure the Spirit of God is leading you.
The miracle Bible must make you a living miracle. It has the power to do just that. If it’s not, you need to go and check your sources.
The Miracle of the Bible:
There are so many miracles around and about the Bible. The very existence and survival of the Bible after some 4000 years is one of them. The greatest miracle of all is the fact that it has and still does change lives totally and dramatically.
●The Bible has been the cause of more wars, killing and bloodshed than any other book. More people have been killed as a result of the Bible, or should we say the misuse of the Bible than any other book.
●No other book ever has been more popular since its creation than the Bible. No other book has stood securely in the face of so many attacks upon it through the ages.
●No other book ever written has been described as a book bringing death to its readers or the life of God, depending on how you approach it.
●No other book ever written looks into the future and tells you just what is coming – and it does!
●No other book ever written has a 100% success rate in fulfilled prophecy.
If the Spirit of the living God is alive and active in your heart, you have the author of the Bible right there in your heart! He’s not out there in some pub or behind some pulpit.
The Bible is 4000 years old in all, with the New Covenant just under 2000 years old. It has a consistent harmony in message. It was written by 66 authors, but actually, One single author – the Holy Spirit. The real name is the Holy Bible! Countless attacks against it and part of it have failed to do it any harm.
God and His word are One.
God transferred the word to the Son and the Son to the Spirit. The word is now shed abroad in our hearts. We must make the word of God our close and personal, deep, eternal friend, just like our Saviour.
There are so many wonderful mysteries still to be revealed in the Bible. There are many that have been revealed like hidden messages in codes, colours, languages, numbers and mathematics.
There is so much evidence available out there on the supernatural content and workings of the Bible. In our day, so much is being discovered proving the miracle of the Bible. We see much in the realms of science, technology, history, archaeology and so many other fields, proving the Bible to be true.
Different types of codes have been discovered and are being used by some men of God to come up with the most amazing discoveries.
For me, one of the most amazing is the code, for want of a better term, identifying incredible mathematical patterns in the Bible. The original Bible was written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, all alpha – numeric languages. In other words, each letter of the alphabet also has a corresponding number associated with it.
This means that you can simply add up the numeric value of a word. In the Bible, numbers also have meanings, derived from verses using the numbers. This is widely held. For example: ●One = unity. ●Two = division. ●Three = trinity. ●Four = the world. ●Five = grace. ●Six = man under sin. ●Seven = spiritual perfection. ●Eight = resurrection. ●Thirteen = rebellion to God.
Amazingly every single name and title for our Lord in the Bible adds up to a multiple of eight, with the exception of one, which is the title nailed to the cross, “Yeshua of Nazareth, King of the Jews”, which adds up to a multiple of thirteen (rebellion to God). This is because on the cross, He became our sin and rebellion! (There is much, much more about this, which I can’t get into now.)
Not surprisingly, every single title and description for all enemies of God in the Bible, including Satan, adds up to a multiple of thirteen, which is rebellion.
Consider the following:
Here’s another miracle revealed in the original texts of the Bible. In the Old Covenant the titles for God and some of the people involved in the flood story, all have meanings. In fact the meanings, when written out in table form and read from top to bottom, paint the entire story of salvation!
The very survival of Israel and the Jewish people is itself a spectacular ongoing miracle.
We are brothers in arms with the Bible and its supernatural word on Israel.
You can’t grow spiritually in isolation from the Bible – the full and complete Bible!
The Bible and its relationship to the world, self, and the demonic:
Because the Bible contains the Spirit of God within it, and its words are potentially “spirit and life”, it is in conflict with and on a collision course with everything of the spirit of the devil, demons and the coming antichrist.
As we know, the devil works through the sin nature or self-life (flesh), the world and the demonic. So, obviously, all of these areas are going to need the word of God applied to them. The Bible tells us that these are the main key areas of our lives that need to have the cross applied to them on an ongoing basis, subsequent to our salvation.
These three areas (self, world and demonic) will be the areas that you will be able to look at objectively, from God’s point of view, to see if you are on the right track. “I have been crucified to the world” says the Bible. (Galatians 6:14)
1 John 2:15 “Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
1 John 5:4 “Whoever is born of God overcomes the world.”
Those who are truly born of God, and desperate to change, and to get to know our God more, will go through a conflict and identity crisis. The supernatural power of the devil to keep his people blinded and trapped will start losing its grip and influence.
As you take up your cross daily and apply it to these areas, you will see miracle-changes begin to occur in your life.
You won’t see it all in one go, but see it you will and must.
One of the dramatic changes that you will undergo is in the area of self orientation and domination. You must apply the words of the Bible – “I (self) have been crucified; it’s no longer I who lives, but our Messiah who lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20)
As you do this, your life’s orientation changes from me, myself, I, to an outward looking orientation. Your life will begin to desire to live for God, obey Him and serve Him and others. With many, this comes as a shock. I know it did with me. For a long time I couldn’t understand what this new power was in me that made me desire my God and His people. I was extremely worldly in all my ways, and quite quickly, all of that changed.
1 John 2:3 “By this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments (word.) He who says ‘I know Him but does not keep His word, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know we are in Him.”
What of the demonic?
1 John 2:18-19 “Little children, it is the last hour; and 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 if they had been of us, they would have continued with us, but they went out that they might be manifest, that none of them were of us.”
People who are not “of us” or “of God” will not endure. The forces of the demonic will cause them to ultimately fall away and turn back to the home of demons – the world. It will become manifest that they are not of us. There will be no supernatural power of God in them to cause them to endure and attain the many victories that are required.
The work of the demonic in a believer will always manifest with the same or similar fruits. They will not endure. They will be full of stress. They will not be at rest. They will be filled with legalism and judgmentalism. They will ignore the work of the cross or play it down. They will be full of pride and love for materialism. They will love their lives in the world.
1 Corinthians 3:19 “The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God...He catches the wise in their craftiness...The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise are futile.”
1 Corinthians 14:33 “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”
2 Timothy 3:15-17 “You have known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in our Messiah. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
The above portion of scripture is so very powerful. Note that it is knowledge of the Holy Scriptures that are able to make you wise. More than this, they are able to make you endure; give you hope, faith, peace, victory and so much more!
The word is a light and lamp:
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light to my path.”
Psalm 43:3 “Send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to your tabernacle.”
Do you think our Lord knows where we are prophetically? Of course He does. His light is shining on His path now in terms of where we are prophetically. He leads and guides us according to our time now. If your minister is not shedding any light on the most important, dramatic issues of our day, which have eternal consequences, he is speaking his own useless words.
Do you want to know if your church is on the right track? Is it a light and lamp now? Are you receiving the now-word? Are you being taught Bible prophecy?
The messy church and its leaders:
With so many people ill-taught and half taught today, and so many in love with the world, when the pressure is on and the shaking begins (which will be very soon), they will all see how far behind they have been left, and how much they need to catch up!
When you meet fellow believers, you can immediately tell, which one’s experience comes from many hours, months and years of Spirit led study of the word and you can also tell which one’s experience is shallow, superficial, second hand, and mixed with worldly ideas.
I cut my spiritual teeth on the old-school, hell- fire and brimstone preachers whose knees were scarred from praying and who had spent 40 years or more pursuing our Lord. There are none like that today, especially the young so-called ministers.
2 Timothy 4:2-3 (Amp) “Preach the word! Keep your sense of urgency...show people in what way their lives are wrong. Convince, rebuke, correct, warn and encourage them. For the time is coming when people will not tolerate and endure sound and wholesome instruction (doctrine), but having ears itching for things pleasing and gratifying, they will gather to themselves one teacher after another, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold, and will turn aside from hearing the truth.”
Is your church open to the moving of the Holy Spirit? Let me share with you a little secret. Quite amazingly, you’ll find that churches which don’t teach, preach and experience the full moving of the Spirit (through the baptism of the Spirit), don’t teach or preach Bible prophecy.
Even in this day of fast moving prophetic fulfilment many churches are silent on the subject. Do yourselves a favour...get out and run away! Not from the Lord, but those who ignore what the Spirit is saying now.
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast to what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.”
2 Peter 1:21 “Prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God, spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
Truth is always attacked by error! Isn’t it interesting that those that are in the Spirit, and open to the full 27% of the Bible which contains prophecy, are almost always attacked by the dead, Spirit-less, blind- to- prophecy bunch?
I would rather go to the planet mars than some of those churches. At least I don’t think the devil indwells the men on mars.
My friends, you must understand that moving forward in and with our Lord can be quite a fight sometimes. That’s because we are in a spiritual universe.
1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Jude 1:3 “...I exhort you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.”
A supernatural hatred:
People have tried to water the Bible down, change it and make it un-holy – all to their own eternal detriment. Anyone who even wants to change it, is demon possessed and to be avoided. Of course there are translational errors and differences in the Bibles out there, but they are mostly not major doctrinal changes and were not made by intention.
You need to reject totally, throw away, any Bible that changes foundational doctrines. Today as Satan sees his days are short, he is at work in this regard!
The Catholic church produced the dark ages. A time of mass murder and hatred to put Hitler to shame! They removed the Bible from society during this time. Wherever the Bible was cast down or reinterpreted, the result was advancing evil, sin and wickedness.
►In fact, a Spirit-less Bible causes division – denominations! (Jude 1:19)
True believers will receive not one but a number of different eternal crowns for various things. Excuse me for going off on this tantrum: Kings or queens don’t wear their crowns all the time. The crown is a symbol of their authority. They wear the crowns at important events.
At important events the leaders of the Catholic and Anglican churches, since their foundation, wear their crowns. You’ve seen it many times. Their crowns are called the mitre. It is a fabric embroidered crown made in the shape of a fishes head with the mouth open.
The origin of the mitre (without any question, universally believed), is the crown worn by Babylonian priests, at important events in dedication to the satanic, pagan, fish-god Dagon.
Doesn’t that speak to you? Doesn’t that send a million warning signs to you about every single thing originating from the Catholic church. Next time you see the Catholic leader wearing this crown, remember that he is confirming and affirming the authority of the satanic fish god Dagon and all the evil ensuing from it. (The Anglicans too)
Interestingly, the Bible is all about love, forgiveness, peace, joy, victory, new eternal life, purpose, release from stress and a million other godly things, yet the Bible is the only book hated without cause – just like our Messiah of love.
The Bible offers the only life and lifestyle that works! You don’t believe me? Okay, I’ll answer you in a million years time – the answer will still be the same and valid then.
The Bible contains within its pages the greatest “I told you so” ever. Prophecy has and is still proving that. Changed lives continue to prove its supernatural origins, existence and being. You can’t prove it wrong like many think they can.
It changes you and you can’t change it.
The Bible is and contains the greatest drama of all time. It must become your best friend.
These are two of my pictures which I merged into one to create the effect. I’ve manipulated the Baobab tree with a few filters. I shot the flower picture at night with strong backlighting and front lighting as well.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 308: April 20th 2016
The drama of Passover:
The drama of Passover:
The purpose of this edition is to show the importance, significance and drama of Passover, its richness, major messages and the incredible satanic attack on it by a large part of the church.
You must see and know just what it is, that the church has thrown out.
We are now at the start of the biblical season of holy feast days starting with Passover.
In considering the momentous damage done to the holy convocations of the Lord, by the Catholic church through the ages, you might like to consider that the name “Vatican” means “divining serpent.” And the word “Catholic” means “universal.” So here we have a religion trying to become universal, as it always has, empowered by the divining serpent.
The seven Feasts are called “The Feasts of the Lord.” They are not the Jewish Feasts. If you say, like many deceived ministers that they are the Jewish Feasts, then you must say that Passover is of and for the Jews! Perhaps you think then, that Easter is for the Gentile church!
Leviticus 15:31 “You shall separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness when they defile My tabernacle that is among them.”
1 Corinthians 5:8 “Let us keep the feast (Passover), not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
Of course the seven feasts are for the children of Israel, but they are more than that, they are not limited to the Jews, they are for the people of the Lord.
The drama of Passover:
●Passover marks the original birth of the nation of Israel. Isn’t it interesting that as the children of Israel fled Egypt, the enemy came after them immediately?
●In our times, the day after the modern birth of the state of Israel in 1948, they were attacked by numerous Arab nations in the “War of Independence.” These Arab nations were all defeated, by Israel’s rag-tag volunteer army, one day old!
●Now as Israel is about to enter her final and most important birth, the new birth, – the whole world (including much of the church) is pursuing and attacking her! Do you want to bet what the outcome will be?
Passover is really about the greatest, most dramatic story ever conceived, and told!
It is about the escape from the slavery of sin, the world system, the control of demons, the sacrifice for all sin by our Lord of glory, the rising to newness of holy life, the ultimate defeat of all pursuing enemies, and the glory of all things to come.
The depths of Passover:
Hosea 13:6 “...They were filled and their heart was exalted; therefore they forgot Me. So I will be to them like a lion.”
There is much more to Passover than meets the Gentile, Christian, Roman, Babylon-influenced, chocolate and marshmallow egg-eyes of the church.
Passover is inextricably linked to the original Passover from which the name is derived.
The original Passover was the liberation of the children of Israel by God, through supernatural means from Egyptian slavery.
Stop right here. The children of Israel are the present day Jews, forever linked to the biblical land of Israel (the Promised Land) and the city of Jerusalem. Egypt is always a type of the world - system devoid of God. God’s deliverance of the children of Israel speaks of the supernatural power of God.
So, in today’s terms, Passover is directly linked and associated with Jews and their land, their captivity by the world system, its ways and evils. Today, Passover is directly associated with the very soon - coming supernatural acts of God to deliver His people from the death-wishes of Islam, Europe and much of the world and some of the church.
Passover is forever directly associated with the coming salvation of the Jews in large numbers as the veil of blindness is lifted.
Passover is directly associated with the deaths of billions of people in the tribulation period who reject and pursue the Jews again.
Amazing Passover practises:
One of the Passover practices is to clean out your home of all breads, cakes and everything made with yeast, which is type of sin. Unleavened bread is yeast-free bread. This unleavened bread, matzos, must be spiked and striped when made. This speaks in type of our Messiah being whipped and crucified. (Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 26:26)
The Passover meal must be of lamb, wine, unleavened bread and bitter herbs – all with their amazing types.
Traditionally, three pieces of matzos are used at the meal. The middle one is broken, and one of the two pieces is hidden until after the Passover meal of lamb and the wine has been consumed. This middle broken piece of matzos must be wrapped in a napkin when is hidden, to be sought for after the meal. Do you see the incredible types in this biblical practice?
Amazingly, in the church this has all been replaced with the Easter ham, the pig being a symbol of the antichrist.
Biblically, the pig, swine, or wild boar, is a type of demon spirits, the devil, the antichrist, the base, beastly, unclean, unholy or carnal attributes of mankind.
During Passover a copper tag was put around the neck of the lamb bearing the name of family so that their lamb could be identified when it was sacrificed. After the sacrifice they would say, “It is finished”.
This is symbolic of the “tag” nailed to the cross, saying, “Yeshua of Nazareth, King of the Jews.” He became the Lamb of sacrifice for all that are named believers. The triumphant cry “It is finished” signalled the end of the sacrifice and completion of the work of salvation.
Passover culminates in the Feast of Firstfruits commemorating the resurrection three days and nights after the crucifixion. Easter crams this into two days and nights in defiance of God’s word.
Let my people go:
The Jews cried out to God for deliverance from Egyptian captivity / slavery. Moses cried out “Let my people go”. Pharaoh refused to let them go. God then spoke with Moses telling him that He would strike every Egyptian home with the death of their firstborn.
The Jewish captives were to slay a lamb and take some of the blood to mark their doorposts. They were to eat the sacrificial lamb. The promise from God was that He would pass over and spare the homes marked with the blood of the lamb.
The great Passover led to the great Exodus and the death of those coming after the Jews, now free and heading into their Promised Land. (Jeremiah 16:14-15)
The great cry of Moses to Pharaoh, “Let my people go” is only now reaching its catastrophic crescendo.
The second Exodus from “Egypt” (the world), is on the go now. A nation has been born in a day. Isaiah 66:8 “Who has heard of such a thing, shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once?” A pure language, Hebrew, has been restored. Zephaniah 3:9 “Then I will restore to the peoples a pure language that they may all call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.”
Pharaoh and his armies represented by Satan, the BDS Movement, all anti-Semitism, replacement theology in the church, fool politicians of the world and the blind masses, are all in pursuit of the Jews fleeing to their glorious new - found deliverance and soon coming mass salvation.
Passover, version two:
Passover version two is about to go into force.
You can’t separate Passover from the Exodus or the Second Exodus. You can’t separate the deaths of the pursuing Egyptian armies from the Passover. You can’t separate the soon coming slaughter of the modern Jew-haters from Passover. You can’t separate the soon coming deaths of the armies of the world in the modern “Red Sea” of blood, which will be the whole world!
Today the modern church is already “killing” the Jews by hindering their salvation. By refusing to “go to the Jews first” and refusing to “make them jealous”, as commanded in the Bible. They are trying to make the Jew jealous with insane, satanically poisoned chocolate bunny rabbits, marshmallow eggs, ham-eating rituals and other practices of the sex-goddess Ishtar (Easter) all creeping out the Babylonian temple of witchcraft.
Many blind ministers say that they don’t participate in the evils of Babylonian witchcraft; they just use the names and practices of the pagans.
Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.
Zechariah 13:2 “It shall be in that day, says the Lord of hosts, ‘that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirits to depart from the land.”
Judges 10:13-14 “You have forsaken Me and served other gods. Therefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry to the gods to which you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress.”
2 Kings 17:32-34 “...Priests of the high places sacrificed in the shrines of the high places. They feared the Lord, yet served their own gods according to the rituals of the nations...to this day they continue practicing their former rituals; they do not fear the Lord...”
Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the pagans.” (This goes on to condemn the cutting down of the fir tree and decorating it with gold and silver!)
Isaiah 43:12 There was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses says the Lord.”
All of these verses above are shocking, but just this one directly above should be the lead verse in the anthem of all ministers!
Easter my friends, is filled with the stench of death, sin and all that is unholy. It has no roots in the Bible – only in the mass murdering popes and leaders of the Catholic church and all their councils, and it's still continuing today.
The attempted murder of Passover by the Easter bunny:
The Easter bunny is dead! Don’t cry for the demon - filled rabbit! The demonic rabbit tried to kill God’s chosen convocation, Passover. Like all God’s enemies the rabbit has been slaughtered. But be careful, its empty, dead shell still has demons of deception all around it.
Smash the Easter bunny; tramp on and squash the Easter egg. Throw the Easter ham into the fire!
When you blindly submit without question to the demon-filled, pagan, occult, traditions of Babylon brought into the church by the Catholics, you are opening yourselves to be led, into ever increasing deception.
Exodus 13:3 “Moses said to the people: ‘Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, for the strength of the hand of the Lord brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten.” This speaks of holiness.
The Catholic sacramental meal incorporates the vile doctrine of transubstantiation and the continuing sacrifice of the cross. There is no “it is finished” in the Catholic-created Easter.
Passover was forbidden by the Catholic church. This has filtered down through the ages, taken on by the reformers and is today entrenched in the church. It has been replaced by Babylonian, pagan Easter, or Ishtar, the name of the goddess of sex.
Here is one of a number of terrible utterances from the Catholic church councils many hundreds of years ago:
(From the Catholic Council: Eusebius, Vita Const., Lib. iii.)
“It was declared to be particularly unworthy for this, the holiest of all festivals, (Easter) to follow the custom of the Jews, who had soiled their hands with the most fearful of crimes, and whose minds were blinded. In rejecting their custom, we may transmit to our descendants the legitimate mode of celebrating Easter… We ought not, therefore, to have anything in common with the Jews, for the Saviour has shown us another way…. we desire, dearest brethren, to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews…”0)
1 Corinthians 10:20-22 “The things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You can’t drink of the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you can’t partake of the Lord’s Table and the table of demons. Do we provoke the Lord? Are we stronger than He?”
Ezekiel 44:23 “They shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy and cause them to discern between the clean and the unclean.”
Why is Passover so important?
The Jews are very soon to be saved in large numbers. The whole world will be astounded. Jews and true Christian Gentiles must unite in the truth. They must come together in all that is of the Lord and reject all that is not, especially that which is harmful and a serious abomination to the Jews.
Easter must die fast in the minds, lives and practises of anyone vaguely interested in the truth.
We as believers have a glorious, spectacular, wonderful heritage and future. We are destined to become one in Messiah with the Jewish believer. (Ephesians 2:15)
We are not one new man with Babylon, the Catholics, the Pagans, the occult, Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs symbolising sex with the high priestess of sex – Ishtar (Easter).
Let me make myself very clear. I separate myself and The Prophetic Scroll totally and completely from every single form of, belief or practise of every convocation, ritual and celebration originating in Babylon and the Catholic church.
If you haven’t realised it by now, Passover is the great separation. It makes true biblical Christianity with its Hebraic flavour removed and unreachable for all outside of the cross.
If you have been crucified with Messiah – you have died. You have also been raised to newness of life. This process, death to resurrection is the great purifier and cleanser. It strips away sin, evil and wickedness. So, why then do so many think they can replace the remembrance and celebration of this event with the occult?
►Passover symbolises coming out of Egypt not going into Babylon. There is no Passover in Easter.
Passover was nothing but the deliverance of the Jews by the sprinkling of blood on their doors. If you reject Passover and replace it with Easter, you are in fact proclaiming death to the Jews. The symbolism of Passover includes the sacrifice of a lamb. The symbolism of Easter includes the sacrifice of a pig –a type of the antichrist.
Easter is the sign of Satan in the church. It is the sign (with Christmas) of the world church. Easter and Christmas are a sign to the Jews to keep out, both originating in the place the Jews were held captive – Babylon.
The world will not practice Passover, but will participate in Easter. True believers will not participate in Easter and will identify with Passover.
Remember that this entire issue is supernaturally charged with the Spirit of God and the spirits of demons and devils.
Requirements for Israel’s victory:
If you want to walk in victory and freedom with God’s help and backing, you need to meet His conditions! These verses were written to Israel, but most certainly apply to all believers:
Deuteronomy 23:9 “When the army goes out against your enemies, then keep yourself from every wicked thing.”
Deuteronomy 23:14 “The Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.”
Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
Participating in any way with or in these evil rituals (or just using the names) will nullify God’s power in you.
My friends we are now on the verge of great spiritual battles. Do you think that a church that is full of paganism will be protected? Just read those verses above again!
A most important summary:
Passover is about the supernatural deliverance from slavery to sin. It is about being taken out of Egypt, which is the world. It is about supernatural cleansing and being made holy and pure through redemption. It is about being made God’s own precious people. It is about going into the Promised Land, the Millennium and heaven.
Passover is also about the Second Exodus, on the go now, the land of Israel, the city, and the people about to be saved, all through the supernatural power of our God, and the destruction of God’s enemies.
Easter is about supernatural captivity by Satan to paganism. It is about a false resurrection in two days instead of three days and nights. It’s about the false Messiah, the antichrist. It is about the attempted forced return of the Jews to captivity in Babylon. Easter is all about evil and wicked supernatural forces of entrapment.
Remember how God destroyed the nations in which the children of Israel were captive? Egypt, Babylon, the Roman Empire and others were all destroyed, even though God’s purposes for the Jews were accomplished.
Bear in mind that Egypt had to deal with massive plagues before the Exodus. Will we now see plagues strike the world (Egypt) ahead of the full completed Second Exodus from the nations of the world? You bet! Just read the Revelation!
By the way there is one frightening extension to this. As God destroyed the enemies of Israel, He will now do the same in the churches of replacement theology and anti-Semitism. Spiritual plagues are coming to many pulpits and pews.
Philippians 3:10 “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.”
Our Lord has supplied and given us power to walk right and in holiness before Him, but don’t think that it’s all automatic with no resistance and attacks.
We have before us the choice to know and identify with the great journey from Torah through the law, to grace and the purity of the New Covenant epistles. Or we could choose the paganism of Babylon, Rome and the perversions of the Roman Catholic church, the reformers and the lukewarm modern church in all its sin and evil.
One way is the way of God based on Spirit led truth. The other is the way of man, the world, and the demonic.
I took these pictures in the Okavango, Botswana. I’ve messed around with filters to create the background effects with the baobab tree. It is one tree, but I’ve applied different effects.
Shalom and grow in grace!