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Edition 321: July 20th 2016
The great backfire!
The great backfire:
You don’t mock God and get away with it! You don’t oppose Him and come against His revealed will without running into huge trouble. Bear in mind that our great Messiah is both the Lamb of God and the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
I have had numerous encounters with wild lions out in the wilds of the Southern African nations. While working on endangered species programs, I’ve encountered lions while on foot, slept under the stars with lions roaring all around (and a fire going.)
I was once out in a private game reserve owned by a friend of mine, an ex-Miss South African, who gave up that world for the wilds. We followed on foot as a lion led us into a group of five other lions tearing a buffalo to pieces for dinner.
I’ve seen a tourist taken out of her sleeping bag and devoured by a lion in the Okavango. I’ve seen others killed by lions. Very few people ever escape from the jaws of a lion, and you can never outrun a lion.
All lion-encounters in the wilds are highly dramatic and special events. At full roar – the air and even the ground shakes. All other animals keep quiet, it’s a memorable event. This really is the reason why our Lord is compared to a lion.
Once, some time ago, I was with a group of conservationists spending the night on a large island in the 15,000 sq. km. Okavango Delta. We slept under the stars, with the night divided up and each person taking their turn sitting night-watch to keep the fire going. We heard lions roaring at seven different points around us – and this was an island! It was an uncomfortable night.
The funny thing is that we could smell the lions and hear their breathing and their footsteps, but we never even saw them on this occasion. In the morning there were lion tracks all around us.
The point of this story is that the Lion of God is harmless to us that are of His family and love Him. This Lion loves us too. To be loved by a Lion is a wonderful thought! Imagine going for a walk around your neighbourhood with your great friend an enormous Lion walking next to you!
The One who is shortly to return is returning as the Lion and many will not outrun Him or escape His jaws. They will find out the real hard way that they have been taught half-baked hogwash, a soft, soppy, gospel with only the Lamb and no Lion.
Please note that our Jewish Messiah, the “Lion of the tribe of Judah”, is a Jewish Lion and everything about His soon coming relates to the Jews and the world’s treatment of them! “When He roars, His sons will come trembling from the west.” (Hosea 11:10)
Joel 3:16 “The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and the earth shall shake; the Lord will be a shelter for His people and the strength of the children of Israel.”
The great backfire, the subject of this edition, is the tragic mistake that many make because they have only been taught about the love of the Lamb. The Bible teaches: “Consider the goodness and severity of God.” This is a devouring Lamb that roars!
Unsaved world and all anti-Semites, remember this one thing: You may think you are a lion too, but you are a sick, diseased, starved lion ready to die. When you try to hunt any of God’s people, you are messing with the wrong Lion!
Ezekiel 13:18 “...Will you hunt the souls of My people and keep yourselves alive?”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
France, and the rest of Europe for that matter, has still not learnt their lesson. “Be strong France” says the media. What a tragedy, says everyone. And rightly so! The public are soft targets and as such attacking the soft and vulnerable makes you a spineless hell-filled swine.
But no one at all is looking at the underlying problem, and this is why it’s only going to escalate. France has not learnt its anti-Semitic lesson. In fact anti-Semitism is growing fast in Europe, just as it did before WW11. France is one of the world’s leaders of soft anti-Semitism and support for the devil’s two-state solution, which we all know is a one-state solution – a Muslim state in Israel.
France, your anti-Semitism has and will backfire on you as it will with the rest of Europe.
If you have forsaken the word of God, then the god of the Jezebels in the mass media are your gods. They will show you the right way to hell. Just listen to them and receive their opinions on all these things.
The great, shocking, surprising backfire:
Many will be caught in this great whiplash, in the great sting of God.
Tragically, the anti-Semitic leaders of the world will soon be devoured, burnt to ashes, turned to bones in the coming destruction. “Well, that’s a bit severe, Joel” – you say! Read on my friends!
Psalm 102 prefigures the Holocaust and the world’s acts of anti-Semitism. This would include the mass-murder of the Jews in the Inquisitions by the Catholic church.
The Nazi’s Auschwitz:
Psalm 102:3-11 “My days (Jews) are consumed like smoke and my bones are burned like a hearth (furnace). My heart is stricken and withered like grass, like one starved of bread, my bones cling to my skin. I am like a pelican of the wilderness...My enemies reproach me all day long and swear an oath against me. For I have eaten ashes like bread and mingled my drink with weeping...my days are like a shadow which lengthens and I wither away like grass.”
Do you see how clearly the Holocaust is viewed in Psalm 102? Here now is the big backfire-surprise upon all anti-Semites and the enemies of Israel and those who stand in the way of the soon-coming salvation of the Jews:
Psalm 21:8-12 Your hand (God) 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.”
The backfire is not finished:
Do you see the backfire caused by God and His battle-axe, Israel, in Psalm 21 above?
But hang on there, God is not finished with the great backfire.
There is no section of scripture in the Bible that more closely and accurately prefigures the Holocaust than that of Psalm 102 which we’ve just looked at above. But that’s not the end of Psalm 102! It contains the most dramatic, glorious, wonderful, spectacular backfire on the devil that you can imagine.
Just as the Jews in the Holocaust, must have been at the point of giving up in total despair, comes the answer...For most of them it was too late! But I am using this prophetically now as was the purpose of the Psalm.
Let’s continue with Psalm 102, after the “Holocaust”
Psalm 102:13-28 “You will arise and have mercy on Zion, for the time to favour her has come. For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and show favour to her dust. So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. For the Lord shall (Lit=when) build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. This will be written for a generation to come...The children of Your servants will continue, and their descendants will be established before You.”
So now we have the end of the backfire. God has brought His and Israel’s enemies to destruction in His “fiery oven”, and now the favour of God is poured out on His choice, His love, His people – Israel, the very subject and target of the devil’s attacks! What an incredible failure the Holocaust was! What a failure all the mass murders of the Catholic church was!
What a failure Islam is and its terrorism.
Do you also see the “backfire” of good in this great drama? What victory there is for God’s people!
Genesis 50:20 “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good...to save many people alive.”
Note those closing words of the backfire-verse: Israel will be established. God’s original purpose and plan for the Jews will be established. It will come to pass. Unfortunately, because of the satanic hatred in His enemies, it will be established on the wings of war and destruction.
God’s love and His choice are sacrosanct:
So you think gentle Jesus meek and mild would never harm a flea because He just loves everything and everyone – Oh, how sweet! “Look Ethel, there’s baby Jesus in a lovely little manger with little lambs all around! We should go home and get baby Jesus out of the Christmas cupboard.”
Our Lord’s love is selective! Yes He loves the whole world, but only through the “eyes” of the cross of Calvary. Be careful in what you believe! God’s love and choice is supreme and He will defend what and who He loves against His enemies.
But what about John 3:16, you protest! I say there is no such thing. There is John 3:16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21! Perhaps you should try reading them – you will be shocked!
I say again, as I have many times – Some reading these very words will soon become enemies of the living God. They will become enemies of the cross and then enemies of God’s word upon Israel, and then enemies of the full word and then enemies of God Himself.
In most cases it’s progressive.
Many will be caught in the great backlash! Oh, yes there’s great revival coming, but at the same time, the “love of many is growing cold.”
Beware; there are some things that are much more dangerous than others. Some things are spiritually charged with strong, powerful spiritual forces. There are some things that will absolutely get you “handed over” by God to the devil and you will not be able to escape. Read Romans 1 where three times in the chapter, unrepentant homosexuals and their supporters are handed over by God!
The arranging of the stage:
There are so many things on the go now that are all leading to the grand finale. The stage is almost set and ready. The main central actor is Israel and the Jewish people. And just like a well constructed dramatic play, we have the tragic enemies lurking, awaiting their entrance and incredible defeat.
Israel is waiting in the wings. Right now, thankfully, Israel is on the sidelines with only a few minor events taking place. It’s the lull before the storm! Soon Israel will be centre-stage!
The curtains will soon go up. Most of this drama will occur in the tribulation period, but we are now in the time period of forerunners and labour pains although even those will greatly intensify as we approach the rising of the stage curtains.
Here are a few verses that should shake you and awake you. These verses may not seem like the nice happy ones from “My daily Bible Verses” happy box. But they are perhaps your best friends, because they spell out God’s warnings. How wonderful of our God to show us where to go and where not to go!
Isaiah 66:14 “The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants, and His indignation to His enemies.”
Isaiah 65:13-14 “Behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you (enemies of God) shall be ashamed; behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and wail for grief of spirit.”
Isaiah 60:14 “Those who afflicted you (Israel) shall come bowing to you, and those who despised you, shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you, ‘the city of the Lord, Zion the Holy One of Israel.”
Ezekiel 35:12-14 “I, the Lord have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, ‘They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.’ Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them.’ Thus says the Lord God: ‘The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.”
Psalm 2:6-9 “I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree; the Lord has said to Me, You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like a potters vessel.”
We have seen the backfire on the enemies of Israel and God. But let’s have a look now at the “backfire” of the goodness and love of God:
The blessing on the pro-Israel Gentiles:
Isaiah 40:1-2 “Comfort, yes comfort My people! (Addressed to Gentile believers) says Your God. Speak comfort to Jerusalem and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the Lord’s hand, double for all her sins.”
Isaiah 49:22-23 “Thus says the Lord God: Behold I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations (Gentiles), and set up My standard for the peoples; they shall bring your (Israel’s) sons in their arms and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders. Kings (Gentile) shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers; they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord, for they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me.”
Isaiah 56:6-8 “The sons of the foreigner (Gentiles) who join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants – everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and holds fast My covenant – even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer.”
There have always been a handful of Gentiles who have stood with the Jews in their troubled times. Some have given their lives for the children of Israel.
A better way to see it is that we should have a love for God’s choice and what He loves. If we love Him we will love His word and His word upon Israel. But our love for Israel must always be secondary.
There is nothing wrong with having God’s enemies as your own too, just be careful how you let it play out.
Israel will ultimately be invincible. Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all nations that come against Jerusalem.”
Psalm 105:15 “Do not touch My anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm.”
Make your choice! Confess it out loud. Speak it and pray it. Anchor it in the Lord. (Habakkuk 2:2-3)
Joshua 24:15 “If it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served or the gods of the Amorites. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Beware, some churches:
Satan’s ace trump is to get right into the church and even stand behind the pulpit.
There are many churches today who won’t touch the subject of Bible prophecy (eschatology). They are either blind to it all, totally deceived or just trying to tow the line of their stupid hierarchy and denominational leaders sitting around a round table in their neat suits, blinded and spreading the blindness.
Some churches are preparing their flock for abundant blessing and some churches are preparing their flock for eternal disaster.
There are some churches teaching Bible prophecy and doing it excellently. There are some wonderful prophecy teachers out there and some who do regular updates – excellent. Good stuff JD!
On a personal level, it’s always a good idea to take things that are very important and drum them into your heads. “Write the vision” says the Bible. Write out Bible verses on these things and proclaim them in your prayer.
On many occasions, when I was young and fit, I used to lead groups climbing high mountains nearby, camping on top and proclaiming these verses on Israel out loud from the mountain tops. We would shout them, making them echo from different pinnacles, sing them and sit and pray silently. Sometimes we were hit by vicious storms, and sometimes we had some injuries to deal with. These mountains are over 3000m (10,000ft) high and very dramatic.
The picture below is of these mountains of proclamation.
I took this picture from a chopper flying over the back of the Cathedral Peak and Bell, looking towards the Chessmen at sunset. This is in the Drakensberg range of mountains.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 320: July 13th 2016
Post-tribulation rapture impossibilities (Part 3):
Post tribulation rapture impossibilities (Part3).
Truth is a wonderful thing. It causes you to rest and be in peace as you embrace it. Most biblical truths are clear and simple and easy to understand, but some require a lot of searching, digging, praying and fighting opposition forces.
Thankfully, the Bible says that the message of salvation is so simple a child and a wayfaring man won’t go wrong in it. I wish it said that for eschatology as well!
Finding answers to deeper truths is very satisfying and comforting, but as always, bear in mind that these particular eschatology subjects are not issues of salvation.
The rapture trumpet ending the church age is about to sound. We are now right at the sunset of the church age. We are on the doorstep of a major dispensation change. The seven trumpet judgements will soon sound for Israel bringing her to correction and glorious salvation in the tribulation period.
The dispensation deniers:
There are many, big differences between the dispensations, but there is one huge, undeniable difference between the Old Covenant dispensation and the New. It is that God, in the Old Covenant operated and worked in big demonstrative ways and means. For example He brought huge judgements directly on the world, people, cities and even things. He poured plagues out, fiery judgements, floods, storms, inflicted his enemies with sickness and many such things.
The New Covenant brought a dispensation change, beginning at Pentecost, and what we call the era of grace or the long-suffering of God began. This church age of grace sees no such judgements. Yes there have been natural upheavals in the last 2000 years or so, but they have all been of natural origin. God is not sitting in heaven pushing big red buttons in this dispensation.
It can be demonstrated that some events have corresponding human rebellion associated with them, but nothing like those of the Old Covenant.
The final seven-year tribulation period is also called the time of Jacob’s trouble, which is primarily for Israel. It is also called the seventieth week of Daniel 9:27. Daniel’s seventy weeks is “determined upon My people” the Jews. There is a gap between the sixty ninth and seventieth week, where the church age fits in, but the sixty nine and seventieth week are all part of the whole and “determined” upon the Jews and not the church.
Numerous other passages of scripture show that the final seven-year tribulation is a period cut-out and determined upon the Jews dispensationally. It is the close of the full seventy weeks or the fullness and completion of the Old Covenant.
The biblical descriptions of this seven year tribulation show that the big, huge judgements that were on the go in the Old Covenant are back again in the seven-year tribulation.
God does not use natural disasters today within the church age to punish mankind. In the Old Covenant He most certainly did and will again in the tribulation period. This alone is proof of different dispensations and operations of God.
Genesis 6:17 “Behold, I Myself am bringing the flood of waters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life and everything upon the earth shall die.”
I have said all of this to prove that there are different dispensations, cut out in time in which God has chosen to work in certain different ways with man. That does not mean that God Himself has changed.
Besides this, the Bible itself speaks of different dispensations: Hebrews 1:1, Ephesians 1:10, 3:2, Colossians 1:25.
There is an almost consistent view, belief and chant from those who support a post-tribulation rapture (post tribbers), denying the existence of dispensations. Their theology requires the removal of dispensations and they’re all pretty much in the same boat.
Post tribers must get rid of Daniel’s seventieth week as a clear-cut dispensation for “My People” the Jews. A post - tribulation rapture requires the church to be on the earth in the tribulation, so that it can be raptured at the end of the tribulation.
So then, post tribbers must include the church and Jews as one single group with no separate purposes or plans upon them.
In other words Mr. Post-tribber, you are of replacement theology – like it or not. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
The post-tribber is of replacement theology in the sense that they must replace Israel as a specific cut-out group with the church, making them both one in the tribulation.
There can be no church present in the tribulation, if we have a pre-tribulation rapture. The church must be in the tribulation, if there is a post-tribulation rapture. So, if the church is in the tribulation, the seventieth week of Daniel is not for “My people” the Jews. So that part of the Bible would then be wrong.
But do you see the problem, impossible to resolve? The post-tribber has to get rid of the seventieth week as a dispensation. So, someone’s living in cloud cuckoo land!
The 144,000 conundrum:
The mid-tribulation rapture of the 144,000 totally disproves a post-tribulation rapture. It seems as though the Bible actually labours the point of not harming the earth in any way until the 144,000 are sealed.
Revelation 7:-4 “Do not harm the earth, the sea or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty four thousand of the tribes of Israel were sealed.”
Yet during the tribulation, especially the second half, we see a third of the people of the earth killed, the earth itself wrecked by multitudes of events, the sea, rivers, trees and much more destroyed, poisoned and wiped out.
It is obvious from the verse above that the 144,000 are sealed and saved near the start of the tribulation, while this angelic restriction is still in place upon the destruction of the earth.
Revelation 14:1-5 reveals more on the 144,000. They are now seen in heaven after their mid-tribulation rapture and after much destruction upon the earth.
Now let’s remember that the post-tribbers must get rid of dispensations. They must include the 144,000 Jews with the church. They can’t have them as a distinct separate group of people.
The post tribber, according to their own beliefs have to include the 144,000 in their post-tribulation rapture, which, according to them, occurs right at the end of the tribulation.
Do you see the un-resolvable problem?
The Bible clearly teaches that the 144,000 are in heaven at mid-tribulation. This does not have enough weight to mean that the entire church will go in a mid tribulation rapture. These 144,000 Jews, as they arrive in heaven are called the first fruits. But these are the first fruits of the Jews as a dispensation. The church is the “first fruits” of the church dispensation, and arrive in heaven right at the start of the tribulation.
Sheep and goats:
A post tribulation rapture would see the church raptured at the Second Coming, do a U-turn and return to the earth, which would now have all unbelievers removed from the earth. So who then are the “sheep and goat” nations to be separated by judgment at the Second Coming?
If this were the case, obviously the “sheep” nations are still on earth at the Second Coming and would not be the ones returning in the U-turn rapture. If the “sheep” nations had already been to heaven, been rewarded, seen in their heavenly attire, how can they also be the ones on earth awaiting the Second Coming?
At the Second Coming, we all agree that the goat nations, the unbelievers of the world are cast off the earth, removed in judgement to hell. So, if the sheep nations, the tribulation saints, are raptured at the Second Coming, we have an empty earth and no one to repopulate it in the Millennium.
This is a post-tribulation rapture impossibility.
The antichrist rules in the Millennium if you are a post-tribber!
Of course, and rightly so, many would object to this headline! But read on, and you will see the post-tribber’s dilemma.
The rapture and the removal of the restrainer occur at the same time. The restrainer is the one who is preventing the antichrist from being revealed. The restrainer is the true church indwelt by the Holy Spirit. So, for the tribulation to begin, the antichrist must be revealed and present upon the earth. For this to occur, what is holding him back from being revealed must be removed.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (the entire tribulation) will not come unless the falling away (Lit=departure) comes first, and the man of sin (antichrist) is revealed, the son of perdition.”
(The term “falling away” as used here does not mean falling away from the faith, but rather the departure of the church. Look it up)
2 Thessalonians 2:7 “The mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains, (church indwelt by Holy Spirit) will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one (antichrist) will be revealed...”
So, in these two verses above we see that the restrainer, who most now believe is the church indwelt by the Holy Spirit, must be removed for the antichrist to be revealed. The removal of the church is also the very thing that closes the church dispensation. These two events must happen together. You can’t have the church dispensation still open during the seventieth week dispensation.
The thing that actually starts the tribulation period is the Daniel 9:27 peace covenant, but it is this that also reveals the antichrist. So, when we put it all together, this is the order: The peace covenant is signed (confirmed), the church is raptured, and the antichrist is revealed. All must occur in very close proximity to each other.
So now, how can any of this fit a post-tribulation rapture scenario? That would mean that the church would have to be raptured at the end of the tribulation as the antichrist is revealed and a peace covenant is signed, all as we go into the Millennium! Sorry – it just doesn’t fit at all!
That would mean that the antichrist is around and in force during at least the first seven years of the Millennium!
Do you see the impossible post-trib scenario?
The “gathering together” after the tribulation:
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 “The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, with the trumpet of God and the dead will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord, therefore comfort on another with these words.”
The classic rapture verses above are often shot-down by the post tribbers quoting Matthew 24:31.
Matthew 24:29-31 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
The post tribbers point out some similarities between the two discourses and then say – “you see, the rapture happens at the end of the tribulation.” What we must do is look at the differences and not only the similarities between the two.
Here are some of the differences between Matthew’s description and Paul’s: Only Matthew speaks of: the sun being darkened, the moon not giving its light, the stars falling from the sky, the powers of the heavens being shaken, all the tribes of the earth mourning, the whole world seeing the coming of the Son of Man, God sending His angels to gather the elect.
Paul’s account has none of those descriptions.
In Matthew 24 our Lord comes slowly down through the clouds with all eyes seeing Him. In Paul’s account we rise in a blinding flash, the twinkling of an eye to meet our Lord in the air, seen by no one else. In Matthews account, the angels gather the elect in Paul’s account our Lord Himself does.
There are numerous visible, demonstrative sign before the Second Coming in Matthews account and no prior signs at all before the rapture in Paul’s account.
In Matthews account the saints are gathered on the earth for our Lord’s return. In Paul’s account, the saints are translated immediately to heaven.
The “elect” of Matthew 24 are the remnant Jews, saved in the tribulation and not the church. It is the church which is the subject of Paul’s discourse.
In Matthew’s account we have the words “gather together.” This is referred to by the post-tribbers as the rapture. The word is Strong’s G1996 “episynago” meaning “to bring together or gather into one place”. It does not mean rapture. It is the gathering of the Jews together after their scattering through the world, for the purpose of their salvation.
Matthew 24’s account includes passages of reference from various books of the Old Covenant. This is not the case in Paul’s discourse at all. This implies again that the Jews are in view in Matthew’s account and the church in Paul’s account.
Another little snippet of proof of difference lies in the fact that Matthew’s account speaks of the gathering of the elect from the four winds, from one end of the earth to the other. This is exactly the phrase used by God describing the scattering of the Jews for their rebellion to Him. Again, the Jews are in view here.
So we see the same phrases used for the scattering of the Jews and for their regathering.
What about the rapture trumpet and the trumpet of God in Matthew’s account. Are they not one and the same? No they are not.
Isaiah 27:13 “It shall be in that day that the great trumpet will be blown; they shall come who are about to perish in Assyria, and they who are outcasts in Egypt and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount in Jerusalem.” – The “great trumpet” here relates to Israel’s ingathering.
The church is not seen on earth in the tribulation verses of the Revelation. But surprisingly neither is the church in view in Matthew’s account of the tribulation in chapter 24. The church is not in view in Daniels seventy weeks, nor is the church in view in the time of Jacob’s trouble (tribulation).
There is an undeniable consistency used in the passages describing the tribulation, both Old and New Covenants and this is that the Jews are in focus and not the church.
The Bible itself distinguishes between the Jews and the church. Many post tribbers deny this.
But before we write off the post tribber altogether, let me inform you that there are one or two other important “doctrines” and portions of scripture that they hang their beliefs on. I will deal with them in a future edition. I’ve kept their most compelling argument till last, but you can relax, because it will also be the final nail in their coffin.
The book of remembrance:
Malachi 3:16-17 “Those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and those who esteem His name. They shall be Mine says the Lord of hosts, on the day that I make them my special treasure, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”
The verse above is not the “Lamb’s book of life.” This is a very special book for a select few of the Lord’s real special favourite people. The main characteristic of these people is that they “feared the Lord!” They valued and “esteemed” or respected and uplifted the name of the Lord, which relates to all of His characteristics and the entirety of His word.
These verses fly in the face of political correctness. You can protest that “God does not show favour,” and you would be wrong, O so very wrong!
God does not show favour, in terms of who gets saved, but after salvation, God not only shows and has favourites, He rewards them, protects them and records their names in a special book which lasts and endures forever!
There are other wonderful hidden mysteries about this spectacular, magnificent book, which I’ll share another time.
You can scream the odds that God is not politically correct, but instead of sitting on your high horse judging God without fear, it would be a better idea to fall on your face in repentance before God.
By this way, this amazing book will always have few entries in it. It is for the few and not the majority.
It’s such a good idea to surrender totally to our Lord in fear, love and humility.
2 Corinthians 3:18 “We, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Transformed = Strong’s G3339, “metamorphoo” = To change form to another.
This verse above relates to our on-going transformation as we renew or exchange our minds for His and the word of God.
The real great news is that there is soon coming a time when this transformation will instantly switch to the full and complete transformation and metamorphosis of our entire body, mind and soul, into an image of untold glory.
That’s a good thought to always keep in mind even when we go through difficult times.
I took this picture of an ancient camel-thorn tree in the Namib Desert, converted it to black and white, add some textures and the flower for interest
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 319: July 6th 2016
Truth under Fire!
Truth under Fire!
►See also Edition 305, “The danger of gullibility.” Click HERE
One of the most wonderful, deeply satisfying and assuring things is to encounter, know and live in biblical truth. It stabilises you, gives never ending wisdom. Apart from making you hated in some circles, it makes you interesting and strangely fascinating! It also places you in Satan’s cross-hairs.
The entire Bible and its author, the Holy Spirit, are under attack, particularly in the areas of holiness and there’s a good reason for this.
Today we have a huge move on the go to take the holiness out of the gospel. This deadly move is to humanise the gospel and bring it down to unsaved man’s unholy level of relativity and relevance to modernity.
You can easily fit gentle Jesus meek and mild into the world. You can easily fit the jolly Christmas Jesus into the world. In fact the unsaved world loves this Santa-Jesus. You can easily fit the Easter bunny Jesus into the world – they already love him!
You can easily fit a Bible-ignorant and Bible-neutral “Christian” homosexual, in with the world.
The word “Christian” today is as significant as the name “Coke.” It fits neatly into your selected recreations. You can keep it in your refrigerator, until it goes flat and then throw it out.
Humanising the gospel:
I often get emails on this, so let me explain up front. I’m not talking here about humanitarianism, but humanism, which is the “religion” exalting man as God or replacing God with man. Humanitarianism is simply helping out in times of need. Let’s move on.
►If you take the holiness out of the gospel, the gospel will be acceptable to the world. If you take the holiness out of our Lord, He will be acceptable to the world. But you can’t take the holiness out of the gospel or our Messiah.
So what do the humanists do? – they change holiness. They take the morality out of it. They neutralise holiness and make it equal with sin and evil. They gray out all the morality in the name of equality and human rights.
You can say that because homosexuality is a basic human right, which it is, it’s okay, which it’s not! So what you must do then is gray-out its identity with sin, which is exactly what the world and its religion, is doing.
Why must the gospel and its God be neutralised today?
There is one simple, big reason. That’s because Satan is coming. He will soon arrive as the antichrist. There will soon be a one-world government and a one-world religion and a one-world economy. It’s all an attempt to create control, under the guise of world-peace.
For all things “one-world”, to come about everything has to be brought down and made equal. Do you think that the holy, true and living God can or will live side by side with the antichrist? – Never!
1 Corinthians 6:9 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?”
Trying to build world peace is a terrible, destructive thing and will get you killed!
God has ordained and planned for world peace. Quite simply His plan and His way is the only way. He Himself destroyed all man-made attempts to build world peace in history. All of man’s attempts have to include mankind in his sins, wickedness and evil. Man cannot get rid of his sin.
Only those who have gone through the holy-making cross are clean and pure and acceptable in God’s eternal new world of peace.
Do you think modern man has learned from the destruction of Babylon? Man has not. In fact he can’t learn these lessons, because he has been blinded by God and handed over to Satan.
To build this new world, which would be full of sin, evil and wickedness, mankind must get rid of the holy gospel and the holy Messiah and holy-making cross of Calvary. The new world order and it’s inter faith one-world religion will include a massive apostate, sin-filled church using the title “Christian”.
Because the cross is the holy-making instrument of separation, it must be destroyed so that evil, cross-less Christianity can move forward!
To create a cross-less, unholy alliance with the world and its religions you have to cut up and remove all those aspects of the Bible.
Philippians 3:18 “I tell you now, even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah, whose end is destruction...”
These people being referred to in the verse above; are so-called Christians. Note that they are not enemies of Messiah, but of His cross! They are all around us today!
A cross-less Messiah is “another Messiah” of “another gospel”, with the “offence of the cross” removed (Galatians 5:11)
Galatians 1:8 “If we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached, let him be accursed.” (2 Corinthians 11:4)
Let’s now have a look at some general principles in relation to this end-time attack on truth:
The problem today:
2 Timothy 4:3 “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.”
Isaiah 59:14 “…Truth is fallen in the street and equity cannot enter, so truth fails.”
In these days to be right with God means being wrong with the world! We are not called to be like the world, other Christians or churches. We are not to “compare ourselves amongst ourselves”. We are called to be like the Messiah of the Bible. (2 Corinthians 10:12)
The big problem today is that Satan wants you! He uses people who try to make you like them and ultimately like him! Once Satan has neutralised his Christian victims and removed the cross, they are then on the cross-less, level playing field, with the values of a dead rat, but that field is about to open up to hell.
The cause of the problem today:
2 Thessalonians 2:11 “God will send them strong delusion so that they (who did not receive the love of the truth) will believe a lie.”
●According to the verse above, God sends strong delusion upon those who believe lies instead of the truth of His word.
2 Timothy 3:7 “…Always learning but never coming to the knowledge of the truth” (Previous verse = lovers of themselves.)
●According to the verse above, people who are lovers of self, never come to the full knowledge of the truth. Their truth is mixed with the delusions sent them by God.
Galatians 5:7 “You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?”
1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
●According to the two verses above many people can get sidetracked and spiritually shipwrecked because they do not test the spirits or test and measure their truth against the full truth of God’s word and they open themselves to false prophets and teachers.
Matthew 22:29 “You are mistaken, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.”
●According to the verse above, there is a huge danger in not knowing the Bible well, or the power emanating from it!
John 14:24 “He who does not love Me does not keep My words.”
●According to the verse above, those who do not know the Bible well, don’t love our Lord! Let me rather personalise this. If you, reading these words now, do not love our Lord with all your heart, you cannot keep God’s word, and you are a liar if you say you do.
The effects of the problem:
Romans 1:18 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
Romans 1:24-25 “God gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for a lie…” (This is addressed primarily to homosexuals – read the whole chapter.)
Romans 2:8 “Those who are self - seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness -indignation and wrath!”
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavour, how shall it be seasoned. It is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under the foot of men.”
Revelation 3:16 “Because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth.”
In these shocking verses above, we see the terrible, tragic effects of interfering with, ignoring or changing the truth. The effects are: ●indignation, ● wrath, ●being given up, ●thrown out, ●spewed out! There’s not one good word of comfort in all of these...and there are many more similar verses.
Ministers reading this – do you see the weightiness of these things and the responsibility on you?
Discarding the truth always causes divisions. Today many denominational (divided) churches are under God’s judgement and they can’t even see it or know it.
Amos 5:10 “They hate the one who rebukes in the gate, and they abhor the one who speaks uprightly.”
Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men will become wise, but the companions of fools will be destroyed.”
The answer to the problem:
Acts 20:27 “I have not shunned declaring to you the whole counsel of God.”
My friends, when you decide to fully surrender to the fullness of the gospel, a wonderful thing happens. A new day dawns for you of light, love, sight, understanding, stability, safety and wisdom...and many more amazing things.
It takes time knowing the “whole counsel of God.”
It was Derek Prince, one of my spiritual fathers who often said that he would not support anyone being in the ministry who had not been a follower of our Lord for at least 40 years. (I’ve just crossed that mark!) That’s quite a radical statement, but then that’s who he was.
Personally I would go for about 20 years or so, but would not be legalistic on it. I do believe that the modern church is full of spiritually unqualified men, which is why, thankfully, so many of these leave the pulpit. In fact most ministers today know very little about the doctrine of eschatology – to the detriment of their own people.
Many ministers today are in the process of metamorphosis into wolves!
The “whole counsel of God” means exactly that. It means the fullness of the doctrine of Messiah – all of it. Every doctrine of Messiah fits into the doctrines revealed in Hebrews 6:1-2.
Romans 16:17 “Now I urge you brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you learned and avoid them.”
Colossians 2:8 “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit according to the traditions of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Messiah.”
To learn of God and move forward with Him, you must love Him fully, His discipline and correction. You must have a desire to be right and in the truth. You must be right in the head and heart.
If you love our Messiah, you do love the truth. If your truth is a mess, don’t try to fix it before fixing the problem which is that you don’t love our Lord, because you love self, the world and the demonic more.
1 Timothy 3:15 “…The church of the living God is the foundation and pillar of the truth.”
A shrewd method of deception:
A terrible method of introducing error and deception is by using the truth. If you surround a deadly error with truth, you can fool people to think that it’s all truth.
Be very careful of the subtle plan of the devil to try and sanctify and make holy all that is Catholic. Some are exposing the works of the devil in francis, as if to justify the rest of Catholicism! It is all evil – beginning to end.
The letters to the churches at Pergamos and Thyatira in the Revelation are widely accepted as relating to the formation and continuation of the Catholic church. They are an absolute shocker. (Other orthodox churches like the Anglicans would also find their identity here.) Revelation 2:12-29.
Some of you reading these very words will soon become an enemy of the truth in favour of the god of the world – “another Jesus” with no cross or holiness. I personally know some who have already done so.
We must be moving forward with our Lord away from the dictates of the world. We must “overcome the world” (1 John 5:4)
Lot’s wife almost went in the “rapture” out of Sodom! But she looked back to the world with longing. That was not the real problem. The big thing is that she looked back after being told by God not to. She was a true big deal. She thought she knew better! She did exactly what Eve did.
God said to Eve, “don’t”. Satan said “has God said”. Eve said “do”. That’s the same story for Lot’s wife!
That’s the tragedy of thinking that you can outsmart God and His word. That’s the way to a sure backslide ultimately ending in hell.
These few verses below are a great comfort and anchor of faith
John 18:37 “…Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Job 15:8 “Have you heard of the (secret) counsel of God? Or do you limit wisdom to yourself?”
James 1:27 “…Keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
Ephesians 5:27 “He will present to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
Hebrews 12:14 “Pursue peace with all men, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.”
The damage done to the Jews by the Catholics:
Galatians 4:16 “Have I become your enemy, because I tell you truth?”
Some things you only really see when you stand back and look at the whole picture. As regular readers know, I’ve been using video clips of Jews finding Messiah in your Sabbath Report since its inception. You can find these videos HERE.
I’ve watched every one of them and others which are similar. There is a tragic, very consistent theme through all of them. It is that they thought Christianity was about this Catholic-created Jesus and His celebrations, Christmas, Easter and other rituals.
When they finally looked into the Bible, in almost all cases, without the “help” of a Catholic, or regular Christian, they found it was a Jewish book written by Jews and with a Jewish Messiah! There was no Christmas, Easter or leaders wearing Babylonian hats (mitre) in honour of the fish-god Dagon!
Of course we know that God blinded the eyes of the Jews because of their unbelief, but we can also see that the instrument of blinding is the Catholic church. Yes that is right! So, in these days, when the Jews honestly look for their Messiah, they need to see through the veil of all this Catholic created, Babylonian hell-bound witchcraft.
Amazingly, the Bible says that the duty of the church is to “make the Jews jealous” and to “go to the Jews first” with the true, pure gospel. (Romans 1:16. Romans 11:14).
Is your church an offence and stumbling block to the Jews instead of the exact opposite?
You see, many churches out there; perhaps the majority are twice guilty as charged! They are guilty of perpetuating the occult, satanic names and practices of Babylon, and keeping the veil of blindness upon the Jews instead of helping remove it!
►I can assure you, that I and The Prophetic Scroll will continue to stand against the Catholic, Christmas, Easter Jesus and all their pagan practices, and I will stand for the Jews and the lifting of the veil of blindness upon them.
Truth hurts! No it doesn’t actually! It only hurts if you have error which needs to be surgically removed, because you won’t drop it. If you surrender to truth, buy it, love it, live it, truth loves you - painlessly!
The original sin in the Garden is still around today. “Has God said” questioned Satan. What he was really saying is “what is truth?”
The western church has changed Yeshua into secular Jesus, the happy, commercial, plastic, sign-post god with flashing lights and Jesus in Coca Cola colours, there to entertain you and make you happy, happy, happy.
The world can accommodate Jesus, Buddha, and a host of gods, as long as they require a “you-can-do-it” works-based religion with no holy-making cross of separation from them.
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...”
Psalm 10:13 “Why do the wicked renounce God? Because they have said in their hearts, ‘You will not require an account.’”
Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put sweet for bitter and bitter for sweet! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes.”
Proverbs 1:28-29 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but will not find Me, because they hated knowledge (of God) and did not chose the fear of the Lord.”
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law (word) praise the wicked.”
Isaiah 11:9 “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
God’s truth is safe. Where it has been interfered with, it will bounce back to endure for all eternity and those who messed with it, will be crushed. Be careful out there – the truth is alive and living. God Himself by His Spirit is in it and lives in it.
The world’s mass media, the Catholic church, all inter-faith churches and all the unsaved are enemies of the real truth, the whole truth and the cross.
There is coming a day not too far from here where the truth of God will cover the whole world as the waters cover the sea. How wise it is to surrender to its wisdom now and let it make you truly wise!
I took these pictures of the world’s fastest (and most beautiful) wild animal, the cheetah in the wilds of Botswana. In the 70’s I spent much time working on these then endangered animals. We brought them back to a healthy level. Today, thanks to savage hunters, they are again headed for extinction.
If you would like to see some more pictures of these beautiful beasts click HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 318: June 29th 2016
World War this year!
World War this year!
That title may surprise you. Some of the reasons are also surprising!
This is not based on what I or anybody thinks. It’s not based on the news media and or the opinions of multitudes of politicians. This is based on a stirring deep in my soul and spirit. Yes there are a lot of logical reasons all around us why world war is not far off. But this is much more than that.
The world is about to shake, rock and roll to the tune of God’s judgment and righteous anger.
As regular readers know, I’m very cautious about saying the Lord told me this or that. I do it very rarely, because it is extremely rare. I know that throws a curved ball into many You Tube ministries and modern flashy, me-now ministries with little substance of their own. So to affirm their near-emptiness, they have to say, “The Lord told me.”
Right now, the Lord has told me nothing audibly. I do sense and feel an inner still-small voice of the Lord speaking. He has not given me dates or finer details. It’s an inner prompting with various confirmations, which I won’t go into.
If I say, “the Lord has told me” and it doesn’t come to pass, I am a false prophet (and so are all those out there who continuously say, “The Lord told me” and nothing happens.) But if I say, this is an inner voice or prompting, – yes I may be wrong and that does not make me a false prophet.
So, this edition is based on an inner voice, knowledge of the prophetic scriptures, a look at reality all around us, biblical calendars and timing of many things, but all with a word a caution. The caution is this: Don’t put undue weight on things that are not clear cut and always, always keep your central focus and eyes on our great King and Saviour, Yeshua our Messiah and God.
Europe teetering on the edge:
Europe has never truly repented of its anti-Semitism. In fact the disease is growing fast just as it did before WW11. Israel has few friends in Europe and a growing number of enemies. God’s blessing or cursing on friends or enemies of Israel has never been revoked. It stands and always comes to pass somewhere down the line.
Brexit will lead to big troubles.
It’s more about Europe than Britain. It will most likely lead to other nations pulling out of Europe as well, causing the ultimate collapse of Europe. The remnants of Europe will then be just in the right place for a great reformation into the prophesied 10-nation beast in the area of the old Roman Empire.
To get there, much upheaval, economic catastrophe, and political earthquakes are needed. Eyeing out the snake shedding its skin and putting on a new one will be the various components of Islam. The western leg of the new beast will be a number of current European nations and the eastern leg will be Turkey and some other Muslim nations.
As you should be aware (I’ve published it numerous times) the purpose of Muslim migration according to the Quran, is for jihad and Islamic takeover.
Do you think Quran-believing Muslims are going to sit back and watch as Europe implodes and then reforms?
My friends, one of the facets of coming world war will be the fall of Europe, the intervention of Islam, and the reforming of the European beast into its tribulation-ready role. In fact regular readers would know that I’ve predicted this numerous times and written entire editions on it before including edition 299 entitled “Europe is doomed” of 17th February.
Europe is about to begin morphing into a new beast ready for its tragic end-time role and host of Satan in the form of the antichrist. In its blindness, Europe loves Satan and hates the Jews.
Globalisation or nationalism:
Globalisation involves control where Nationalism is about self determination. Globalisation has many characteristics similar to Babylon of old. Globalisation is about attempting to build world peace through mixture of all things unholy.
I will be writing much more on these things as they develop before us.
But here is what God’s desire is:
Acts 17:26 “He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation.”
The globalists combined with inter-faith orientated churches will not sit back and let nationalism become the ruling force! They will cause a huge war to seize control.
Israel is solidly nationalistic, by God’s decree and will!
Why the soon-coming world war?
Every single world empire that opposed the Jews fell.
Nazi Germany orchestrated the Holocaust and they, as a nation, were almost immediately destroyed in WW11.
Nazi Germany tried to exterminate the Jews, but God birthed the modern nation of Israel in the smoke and stench of the death of the Nazi’s and their allies.
Many anti-Semitic Jew-haters look to the Holocaust as a victory, but they’re looking in the wrong place. The Holocaust failed to get rid of the Jews and God birthed the nation of Israel in May 1948, just after the war ended in 1945! The funny thing is that neither Europe, nor Islam nor the world, has learnt the lesson that out of Auschwitz, marched modern Jewish Israel!
Modern day Europe, including Germany have again turned anti-Semitic, pro-Palestinian, pro-Islam and pro-the BDS Movement. They have not yet paid for it! They will soon pay for it. My friends Europe is doomed. Don’t underestimate those words. It’s just a matter of time.
If you’re a Jew living in Europe, make plans to get out and return to Israel. DO it!
The US is teetering on the precipice of either cursing or blessing Israel. As such she is extremely vulnerable to God’s judgement, but has not yet crossed the line as Europe has. There is still enough salt and light in the US, and still enough supporters of Israel to swing the balance, but time is just about up.
As sure as Germany was destroyed because of the Holocaust, so Europe will soon hit the wall in a big way. It will then reform into a new beast, awaiting it’s collision with God’s judgement.
Don’t try to be a wise guy and outsmart God in things like this. Remember the great surprise of Exodus 9:16 where God raises up Egypt to bring her down and show His magnificent power! Only fools think that’s not politically correct!
Do you know that many European politicians support the leader of the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) Abbas? They finance the P.A. They support the P.A. in the UN and they support the plans of the P.A.
Here is a recent statement by Abbas: “The way to stop global terrorism is by ending the Israel occupation of Palestine.” (Jerusalem Post 22nd June.)
The two-state solution is coming to a head now. The P.A. continues to lie about almost everything. Hamas continues to construct numerous tunnels for the purpose of attacking Israel. Hamas and the PA have declared that not a single Jew will be allowed into the new nation, Palestine, which they intend creating.
●Israel has just announced that it will build a 100 km wall around Gaza for protection purposes. It will be ten meters high and ten meters underground! What do you think the world will say to that?
●Because of Europe’s financial support of the PA, watch Europe implode financially – soon.
The church and the coming world war:
You may have heard the term: “As goes the spiritual, so goes the natural.” The church is the light restraining the darkness. “If the salt loses its savour its good for nothing” says the Bible.
Much of the church has fallen asleep in the face of the coming storm.
Isaiah 5:13 “My people have gone into captivity because they have no knowledge ...” The word “knowledge” is Strong’s H1847 meaning “perceptive, discerning” knowledge.
This verse applies perfectly to all of God’s people, Jews and Gentiles.
It is the duty of the church to know Bible prophecy, identify it and warn its members of the dangers. It is the duty of the church to keep itself pure and holy, separate from the dictates of modern man and the opinions of the world.
A church divided is always weak. It is a “broken cistern” that cannot contain the power of God. Truth, life, light, and power – all leak out of a broken, divided cistern / church.
In so many ways the modern church fits perfectly into the category called “The days of Noah” in which the people were full of worldly compromise, evil, wickedness and blinded to their own coming judgement.
The real message of the “days of Noah” is terribly tragic. It is simply that in face of intense, worsening evil, wickedness, violence and trouble, modern man just doesn’t care and carries on as normal.
►The message of the “days of Noah” is that modern man has become truly psychopathic! He feels nothing. His conscience is seared. He is like a blind wild beast.
It’s as David says in Psalm 119:53 “Indignation (Lit=horror) has taken hold of me, because of the wicked who forsake Your word / law.”
The church should be a watchman to its own members and to the world!
Ezekiel 33:6 “If the watchmen sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, in his iniquity, his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.
Isaiah 21:11 “Watchman, what of the night? Watchman what of the night?”
The watchmen, except for a few, have ignored the coming night! In this deadly night, demons will roam every street and highway looking to enter the hearts of the people.
The church today is largely deaf to God, blind and ignorant to His now word. Many churches have blood on their hands. Their leaders are guilty of the doom of their sheep. They are all drenched in blood.
The Jews and the coming war:
The Bible shows that God will bring His people to salvation. But they will recognize their Messiah in times of great trouble and war.
Ezekiel 20:34-37 “I will bring you (Israel) out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm and with fury poured out. I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will plead My case with you face to face…I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant.”
●●Micah 7:8-9 “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall I will arise, when I sit in darkness the Lord will be a light to me...He will bring me forth to the light, and I will see His righteousness.
●●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.”
And then finally, Israel will herself become a beacon of light, God’s messenger of the good news to the nations:
Isaiah 49:6 “I also will give you (Israel) as a light to the Gentles, that you should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
But because of Israel’s stubbornness she will come to her Messiah in great world conflict.
●As God birthed Israel the nation, just after WW11, again in the dust and smoke of this coming war, God will birth Israel spiritually!
The Temple on the Temple Mount:
Daniel 9:27 and other portions of scripture require a new end-time (third) temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem at the earliest, at mid-point in the seven-year tribulation. The Temple Institute and even some in government are calling for and preparing for a new temple. There is in fact, a growing “temple movement” in Israel.
The plans have already been drawn up and every single temple item has already been made and is in waiting.
The Jews have yearned and prayed for a new temple for a long time.
Jewish and Gentile believers do not need a temple. It is here already. It is in our hearts by the work of the Holy Spirit. But it’s a different story for unredeemed Israel. In fact this will be the very temple in which the antichrist will set up his rule and reign.
There is another deadly side to the coming temple story. Today there is a strong movement amongst certain Jews, Muslims and Christians to turn this coming temple into a multi-faith house of worship for all nations, with the intention of bringing peace to the world.
If you know your Bible that is exactly what Satan will do in his short existence as the false prophet and the antichrist.
Personally, my only interest in this temple is the fact that Bible prophecy requires it and it’s coming existence will be yet another proof of the veracity of the scriptures.
But what has all of this got to do with a coming world war?
If we are heading for a tribulation start later this year or next, time is just about up for the building of the temple. This means that something very dramatic has to happen on that Mount very soon. A big war now may see the destruction of the Dome of the Rock, making way for the temple or some agreement may come about to allow it’s building on the open land just next to the Dome.
Most are not aware that there are a number of subterranean Muslim Mosques right underneath that open area.
Either way – time is of the essence. These things are very likely going to play out this year.
Keep in mind that war almost always ends with a peace agreement of sorts. We may well see this Temple Mount become the subject or part of a soon-coming peace agreement.
How and when will it all play out?
Of course it would be presumptuous to say that we know exactly how it will all play out. There are many variables that fit within Bible prophecy.
●We know that we are in the end-days. ●We know that the Jews are beginning to see their Messiah. ●We know that a temple on the mount in Jerusalem is required at the half way mark into the tribulation. ●We know that Satan knows his days are almost up and his attacks are increasing. ●We know that the earth itself is groaning and starting to shake. ●We know that homosexuality is a central key to end-time judgment. ●We know that many watchmen are “seeing eye to eye” on Israel. ●We know that many false watchmen, prophets and deceivers are running riot. ●We know that a number of wars are prophesied for these times.
So, all these things are coming to a head and a dramatic conclusion. How long can it all go on? Not much longer!
There are many of us watchmen who are very eager for things to begin rolling. I know some of us have a consistent inner feeling that it’s all starting up now. But I won’t put the horse before the cart or jump the gun.
The world is about to erupt into war. It will be this year. It will involve many nations. I don’t know exactly when but looking at probabilities September through October this year are likely to be monumental!
Right now the focus is on Britain and Europe. But Russia, Syria, and others are all in line for prophesied war very soon.
Yes Europe has been on the sidelines relating to war itself, but don’t hold your breath! Europe is about to be smacked hard!
The effects of war:
The effects of war are always terrible and far reaching. The first major effect, especially of world war is economic.
The world economy is far from strong. It is overvalued and swimming in debt. This situation can go on for a while simply because the governments of the world own the printing presses. But even in this case there is a limit. The cause or trigger of an economic collapse is always sentiment. It is a sudden dose of fear of the future. And that’s exactly what world war will produce.
World stock markets will deteriorate fast as fear rules. But gold equities and gold trading instruments as well as physical gold will fly high. Gold is always a hedge against fear, inflation and the dollar.
Other commodities will fall in value immediately including oil. Oil is very much linked to supply and demand, so the price could fall hard or go through the roof depending on this supply / demand equation. For example, if Middle Eastern oil supply is disrupted the price will go up. But if war causes the demand to drop, the opposite occurs. So it’s about which side tips the balance.
►Many people like to quote the verse saying that gold and silver will fall. (Ezekiel 7:19) They gleefully say, “You see the people will throw their gold and silver out because it will have no value.” But read the verse properly you will see that this occurs in the day of the Lord’s wrath, which is halfway through the tribulation.
Don’t sell your gold shares or throw out your gold and silver trading instruments. Gold will be the place to be. It is already rising fast.
Agricultural and food commodities will be slammed on the markets.
The good news:
War is one of those things that shakes things up. All the false securities that people put their trust will shake and fall, causing many to turn to our Lord in greater surrender.
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the Lord while He may be found.”
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.”
You see, as the spiritual darkness intensifies all around us, people can’t see. They are blinded by the living, evil darkness and this is the result:
Many will try to see the light, but will only see darkness.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Seek, find, know and love our Lord now.
Even the wild animals have their “watchmen”! I took this picture at a waterhole in the dry desert of Etosha, Namibia.
Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 317: June 22nd 2016
The future of Israel and the Jews, Arab lands and the Arabs.
The future of Israel and the Jews, the Arab lands and the Arabs.
The conflict of the ages is about to erupt. You must know God’s work and the devil’s work now. Don’t miss the next edition entitled “World War 2016”!
There is a fast-growing, huge battle erupting and emerging now between truth and error and right and wrong. You had better know where you stand. Many, even some of your own friends and family will be swept away and handed over to the devil in these days.
Very few people know the Bible and its Author. If ever there is a time to know it well, it’s now. The great tragedy lies in the consequences of Biblical and spiritual ignorance. It is the very thing our Lord warned about over and over again, which is deception, especially related to end-time events.
Because most of the church has forsaken God’s word and choice around Israel and the Jews, she has become a very real enemy of God’s work in these days.
The Prophetic Scroll is the result of revelations from our Lord in 1980, which I entitled “The Greatest Drama of all.” This was a series of revelations that’s gone through a number of transformations and adaptations, all based on the culmination of greatest drama’s of all time.
I’ve been criticised, and shot down many times, by various church members and ministers. But in and through it all, I’ve seen the solid truth of our Lord shine through.
I have a growing excitement and a great sadness in my life, which has dramatically changed me in recent months. The sadness relates to many people in the church, who are spiritually destitute, who I know will be swept away, left behind and shipwrecked.
It also relates to many people who will be saved, but will suffer the loss of much reward that was potentially laid up for them, which they’ll miss out on, because of their compromise. They will just scrape into heaven.
The excitement relates to these great end-time dramas about to explode onto the world stage, the lifting of the veil of spiritual blindness upon Israel, and many believers, including many of you, dear readers and friends, who are coming into a deeper love for, and knowledge of our great King, Lord, Saviour and Messiah.
The ways of our Lord:
When you give your life to our Lord and Saviour, He gives you His life. But with it comes a better environment. This doesn’t necessarily mean that this all changes in a flash, although it can.
We can see this in the land of Israel over time, as their salvation draws near, the land itself responds with dramatic changes.
Isaiah 35: 1-8 “The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them (Jews), and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as a rose…The waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water…A highway shall be there and a road, and it shall be called, The Highway of Holiness.”
Isaiah 27:6 “Those who come, He shall cause to take root in Jacob. Israel shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the world with fruit.”
In fact we can see this even more dramatically in the whole world and the whole universe, which will soon be released from the curse and delivered into the hands of the redeemed (Romans 8:21).
The exact opposite is also true. As a nation rebels and turns against our Lord and His people, the land itself mourns and a curse enters the land and intensifies. (Hosea 4:2-3)
So, the principle is this: God has a wonderful, glorious plan and a purpose for you and me and the Jews as a national group. His plan is automatically blessed with far reaching consequences. Attack and come against God’s word, His plans and people and you are cursed, again with far reaching consequences, which run right through into the land or the environment of your own life.
Jeremiah 23:9-11 “My heart is broken within me because of the prophets…for the land is full of adulterers; because of a curse, the land mourns. The pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up. Their course of life is evil, and their might is not right. For both prophet and priest are profane; yes in My house I have found their wickedness, says the Lord.” (What incredible words!)
Jeremiah17:5-8 “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. He shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a land which is not inhabited. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spread out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes…”
Psalm 1:2-3 “His delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law (word), he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.”
Now let’s take this principle revealed in these verses above and apply them to the Middle East.
In Numbers 20:14-29 we see the story of Moses and the children of Judah being treated badly by the king of Edom who would not let them pass through his land, even though Moses promised to go straight through without even using Edom’s water. Numbers 20:21 “So, Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.”
Today, Edom is the general area in a section of Jordan. The king of Edom, in today’s terms can refer to the Arab peoples originating from Jordan and the Palestinians.
Ezekiel 25:12-14 “Thus says the Lord God: Because of what Edom did against the house of Judah by taking vengeance and avenging itself on them, ‘therefore, thus says the Lord God: ‘I will stretch out My hand against Edom, cut off man and beast from it, and make it desolate from Teman; Dedan shall fall by the sword. I will lay My vengeance against Edom by the hand of My people Israel that they may do in Edom according to My anger and fury; and they shall know My vengeance,’ says the Lord.’”
Do you see the future of these Arab peoples who come against God’s people and God’s plans, revealed in these amazing verses above – appropriate in application for today? It is in fact Israel, as God’s “battle axe” who takes vengeance on them! (Jeremiah 51:20).
In the verses below and others like it we see the use of the “Mount Seir” a mountain region in Jordan today. But here is the amazing thing: The word “Seir means, “hairy goat, or a demon.”
Ezekiel 35:1-11 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir (in Jordan) and prophecy against it, and say to it, Thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you; I will stretch out My hand against you, and I will make you desolate; I will lay your cities waste…then you shall know that I am the Lord. Because you have an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword, at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore I will prepare you for blood and blood will pursue you.’ Because you have said, ‘these two countries (Judah and Israel) will be mine and we will possess them’, although the Lord was there, therefore as I live says the Lord God, ‘I will do according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge them.”
These few verses above totally annihilate the entire modern two-state solution attempts!
Do you see when this will happen? It occurs “at the time of Israel’s calamity”. That is at or during the tribulation period! It is coming soon.
But also note in the verse above that God says He will make Himself known to these Arab peoples when He judges them. This implies that some of them will be saved. It will be in the tribulation period. (Isaiah 19:24-25)
The table below, in blue, outlines God’s choice. The family line in red represents the work of the flesh.
Out of this came the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 tribes of Ishmael.
Eventually, the 12 tribes of Ishmael (mostly Arabs today) will be blessed by God Himself. But be sure of this – it will only be once the backbone and heart of Islam has been destroyed and the Arab peoples turn to the living God (not Allah) in surrender.
Esau was an angry, unforgiving, always roaming, unsettled man. He always had jealous eyes on God’s promises to Jacob (Israel). His ways and his people will not be blessed until they accept God’s choice.
Israel will not escape:
God’s blessing is upon His own choice and word. His blessing is upon Israel, but they will not escape discipline and correction.
He will bring Israel through punishment to salvation and He will destroy her enemies at the same time.
Jeremiah 2:13 “My people have committed two evils; They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns – broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
A cistern is a container. Israel has containerized their rejection and forsaking of their own Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, into Rabbinical Judaism. But the cistern is broken! It is leaking all the errors of the Rabbis!
In the verses below we see Israel going into much suffering, but also Israel’s enemies being defeated.
Zechariah 13:8-9 “It shall come to pass in all the land says the Lord, that two thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one third shall be left in it. I will bring one third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’, and each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’
Isaiah 6:13 “Yet a tenth will be in it, and will return and be for consuming, as a terebinth tree or as an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut down. So the holy seed shall be its stump.”
Zechariah 2:8 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: He has sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you (Jerusalem) touches the apple of His eye.”
Proverbs 25:11 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold...”
Ezekiel 37:3-4 (Israel has become a valley of dry bones.) “Son of man, can these bones live?...’Prophesy to these bones and say to them, O dry bones hear the word of the Lord, surely I will cause breath to enter into you and you shall live.’”
Ezekiel 37:14 “I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land, then you shall know that I the Lord have spoken.”
So we can see that God has a glorious plan for the Jews. But right now we are still in the early days of their coming salvation.
Right now the Jews do not recognize their Jewish brother-Messiah, but what incredible drama is about to unfold!!
Genesis 42:8 “So, Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.”
Genesis 45:4 “Joseph said to his brothers, ‘Please come near to me.’ And they came near, and he said, ‘I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.”
Why is there all this obsession with the Jews? Why the importance? Why do some ministries like “The Prophetic Scroll” never shut up about Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews?
It’s because “blindness in part has fallen on the Jews”, and blindness in part has also fallen upon many Gentile Christians and churches, except for the growing number of Christian Zionists. Today we have a fast growing number of Christian anti-Semites and Christian Zionists!
God’s prophetic word is inextricably linked to the Jews – and it’s all unfolding now!
Roots are important: The roots of Christian Zionism come from the early, mostly Jewish church with its Hebraic character. The roots of Anti-Semitism come from Satan, the Catholic church, the early church fathers and most of the reformers. Examine your roots and cut off and cut down the roots of error.
The Jews are indestructible. They can never assimilate into the nations of the world, but they can and will assimilate into their own Hebrew-rooted religion, for want of a term.
The end of the story shows God’s work with the Jews coming to a successful conclusion as the spiritual life of God enters and works in and through them to complete what He originally called them to.
The end of the story shows the ultimate success of God’s work and choice and the ultimate failure of the work of the flesh in and through all who oppose Him.
The end of the story for the Jews is their recognition and acceptance of their Jewish Messiah, Yeshua.
The end of the story shows some Arabs getting saved, but the majority clinging to the religion of works, law and the flesh – Islam and being destroyed by God.
The future will speak and reveal the truth as it only can. But when the future reveals the truth, what will your position be? Will you stand securely in confidence with our Lord and His truth? Will you stand in eternal regret before Satan with all his masses? Will you stand with the hell-bound mass-media of the world?
Genesis 17:18-21 “Abraham said to God, ‘O that Ishmael might live before you’. Then God said: ‘No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call him Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly...But My covenant I will establish with Isaac.’”
The pilgrimage of truth:
Do you want to make a pilgrimage? Do you want to go and pay homage to Satan in the hell-hole called the Vatican of Rome? Do you want to go there and dance with demons and devils? Or do you want to go to Mecca and pay homage to Allah and the evil religion of hate – Islam?
Or do you want to go to Jerusalem and pay homage to the living God?
As true believers we have the Temple in our hearts and don’t need to go anywhere, but let’s look at what happens in the tribulation period and through into the Millennium:
Jeremiah 3:17 “At that time Jerusalem shall be called ‘The Throne of the Lord, and all nations shall be gathered to it.”
Zechariah 8:3 “Thus says the Lord, ‘I will return to Zion and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the Lord of Hosts.’”
Zechariah 14:16 “It shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.”
Isaiah 56:7 “...My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”
Joel 3:20 “Judah shall abide forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.”
Psalm 87:3 “Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God.”
The city of Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Quran. But if your source of information, like many blinded fools, is CNN, BBC, Sky and the international news media, you would think that their “religion of peace” would have Allah’s desire for Jerusalem at least in one verse!
We must stand up on our knees for the Jews, Jerusalem and Israel – God’s choice.
The amazing message of the deserts:
The deserts of the Middle East are expanding fast. We are seeing massive crop failures, water shortages, droughts and the creeping desert literally swallowing up towns.
What is called the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East is now seeing massive crop failures. Of course climate change is being blamed, but we know better.
This is in the oil-rich Arab nations of the Middle East. The oil wealth of these nations is not getting through.
Very soon, we will see poverty create social action, riots and wars. People suffer intensely in these growing deserts. I recently heard one secular analyst say: “It’s almost like an invisible curse is upon these desert lands!”
The other side of the story is the deserts of Israel. Yes the Negev is still there, but all along the outskirts are abundant farms producing massive crops. Israel is one of the most successful agricultural nations of the world. Israel is turning the desert into a production machine!
There is a great message of cursing and blessing right here!
So, God’s word will come to pass- exactly. His ways and choices are blessed and will endure. His word will be fulfilled in His people. The physical land of Israel has and will continue to see the approaching blessing and respond in kind.
Satan will oppose it all with his counterfeit plan working through the people of the flesh and the ways of the flesh. His physical lands will remain cursed, dry barren thirst-lands. His ways will leave a trail of death and destruction and torment, and amazingly, the whole world will buy it and choose it!
Will you be one of them? I can already name a number of my own friends who once walked as Christian Zionists, who have cast down God’s truth and who now walk with the devil on these issues!
I know many who have put their trust and their lives in the hands of CNN anchors and reporters, because they carry the majority, consensus view.
I took this picture of the south of the Namib Desert – a beautiful, breathtaking, harsh, barren, stunning place, one of my favourite places!
If you would like to see some more pictures of this wonderfully weird landscape, click HERE
Shalom and grow in grace!