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Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
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Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
15th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The evil “I am”:
This is the ‘me now’ generation, ruled by ‘me, myself, I.’ It is the generation where the cry of the masses is “I am, and there is no other”. Here it is written in ages past:
Isaiah 47:10 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘no one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’”
One of the titles of our Messiah is “I am.” So, which ‘I am’ are you going to serve?
In the last few weeks I had two dramatic, most insightful encounters with two individuals, who had professed to be believers for years. Let’s call them Mr A. and Miss B.
Mr A has a foul mouth. I asked him to watch his language, and then spoke of something I had written here in The Prophetic Scroll (TPS). Well, Mr. A exploded and condemned me and TPS, with a tirade of swearing. To be honest, I was shocked to see the sudden extent of his antagonism.
Miss B then came along and exploded because I pointed out that the Bible condemned some of her witchcraft practises which she had tried to mix into her so-called Christianity. She instantly yelled like an electrified Jezebel, rejecting everything I said including the words of the Bible.
These two events are indicative and symptomatic of the world today, including some of the modern compromised churches.
Firstly, let’s analyse the events:
Both Mr A and Miss B were challenged to repent of sin. Both had a violent reaction to the conviction. It was not me or TPS or the Bible that they were offended at, but the personal application of conviction repentance and change, which was now on the table.
It was the conviction that they tried to get rid of by choosing the way of confrontation, and hostility. The way of spineless love would be to say nothing and tolerate it. The way of real godly love is the way of rebuke, and correction. (2 Timothy 3:16) If the individual will not receive it, so be it.
In the light you see the truth, but you also see sin. The light of God will reveal it and what to do about it. The darkness will hide it and attack the light! You can only repent from sin. If you remove what is called sin, re-name it, or water it down, no repentance is required and anything goes.
A hazy spiritual light will give you unclear half truths.
There are a number of bad things at work within many people. They want nothing standing in the way of self’s sin. They want no conviction. They are their own “I am.”
They want to bring people, ministries and the Bible down because it correctly identifies sin and opposes their participation in it. They try to exalt themselves above all authority.
They must tear down the things of God to give expression to their sin-nature.
The world and its god, fallen man and his god, are speeding down the road to soon coming doom.
●These end-times are bringing our Lord closer. ●The antichrist is also getting closer.
●The Man of holiness is drawing near. ●The man of sin is drawing near.
But for sin to flourish, holiness must be cast down. This is the state of the world today.
The problem with many today is that they are deceived, ignorant, don’t care, are proud, with no knowledge of God, and no restraint and discipline.
Most people today are a living offence to God. Of course, they can’t see that, because they are in the dark. It is the responsibility of the church to shed God’s light into this fallen world now.
As the end of the age approaches, the true church is becoming clearly visible in the light of God’s truth, and so is the false church! The eternal glorious kingdom of God, which will be the real survivor, is becoming more evident all the time, but it is exclusive.
By the way, the false church is not destroyed by God in the tribulation. It is destroyed, by its own god, the false Messiah!
The false church is becoming easier to spot. It is designed to make you comfortable in the world and in sin. It hides and obscures sin and its consequences. When the cross is obscured, sin is elevated.
The comfort of the world is not worth the effort of seeking. The world will comfort you in your sin and say, ‘it’s all okay now’. The word of God will not comfort you in your sin. It will condemn and convict you, and then empower you to change and become holy. That is what real true love is all about!
The well used term “There is now no condemnation,” is greatly misused in the church. In reality it is associated with repentance. It is conditional. Here it is:
Romans 8:1 “There is no condemnation to those who are in Messiah, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
The woman caught in adultery was forgiven by our Lord. (John 8:10-11) But He said to her, ‘Now go and sin no more.’ This was the command of repentance and correction. She was not forgiven to continue in adultery.
Tradition holds that this was the “woman of sin” in Luke 7:37 and in fact was Mary Magdalene. If it was her, that means that her repentance led to her being the first one to see our Lord resurrected. It is a repentant attitude and life that cause spiritual sight.
May I say, that if you want a healthy spiritual life, break from the world’s ways and join and receive the word’s ways. Repent of sin now, but be advised, that a walk of repentance will do you more good than any exercises ever will!
Yes be free in your God-given liberty, but always keep an eye on the old sin nature and its desire to self-resurrect and trip you up.
Above all, in these dangerous days - exalt, uplift, revere and magnify the word of God in your life.
Be encouraged, stand strong – you can and must!
Edition 68. 7th January 2011
In this edition:
●Shocking roots and the effects of replacement theology.
The shocking roots and the effects of replacement theology
●This edition will offend many. It's not my intention to do so. If the truth offends, then so be it. As with all of the Prophetic Scroll, my attitude is one of deep humility before My Lord combined with an insatiable, deep desire to know Him, His word and ways. It's in this spirit that I present this edition to you.
Replacement theology is a complex term, with many side issues, I'll be looking at the main central aspect and some of the the very important wider issues. Let's define out terms:
Replacement theology is the erroneous belief and teaching that the church has superseded and replaced Israel and Jerusalem. It teaches that God has finished with the Jews and has reneged on, changed or abandoned His eternal covenants with them. There is no prophetic plan or future for them. It teaches that all the verses relating to Israel must be replaced with the church. The only Godly future for the Jews, they teach, is to join the church, celebrate Easter and have a big ham sandwich in front of the Christmas tree!
You may be wondering why the Jews are so important and special. They are not. They are no different to anyone else. They are only important because this was and is God's choice. If God chose the Zulus to bring salvation to the world, it would be the same thing for them.
The truth is that God has chosen to bring our Messiah to the world through the Jews. He has chosen for the Jews to come to salvation en-mass in our day and for them to take the gospel to the world just before the Second Coming. The land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem play a major part as revealed in numerous Bible prophecies. When the times of the Gentiles comes to an end, salvation goes to the Jews and through them to the world. Then our Lord returns.
This is why the issue is important. We are dealing with God's choice and His plans. Satan of course knows all of this better than anyone and will continue to replace Gods choice with his own.
The big central issue is that if Satan can interfere with God's plans, he can prolong his time as god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) and delay his being cast out into hell. This is the essence of replacement theology. It is keep the Jews from salvation and delays the Second Coming.
Satan himself is at work in and through replacement theology.
Replacement theology in the wider sense:
Deicide is the term for "God or Christ killer" It's the foolish idea that the Jews killed Christ. Many ignorant churches teach that the Jews killed Christ and therefore God has rejected the Jews. The Bible says that He laid His life down of His own accord to take on the sins of the world. Acts4:27 "Your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilot, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined to be done." Here we see that Gentiles and Jews were involved in the crucifixion.
The issue is simple: You, dear reader crucified Christ! He died for all of us. That was His purpose all along. No cross, no salvation.
Unfortunately many Christians, churches and leaders still believe that the Jews killed Christ and therefore they need to be rejected. Of course God did reject the Jews for a time, but not for killing anyone. They were rejected for unbelief "until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
Romans 11:29 says that Gods calling (to to Israel) is without repentance. The book of Romans teaches that the rejection of Messiah by the Jews has in no way nullified His promises to them. Romans 11:2 "God has not cast away His people..." Romans 11:11 "I say then have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not..."
The early church up to about 300AD was Jewish at first. It was then joined by many Gentiles of many origins. This powerful early church had a clear Biblically based identity and character. It was Hebraic in nature. The early church had no identity with the occult and pagan practices, that were to infiltrate the church from 300AD onwards.
This early church kept the seven feasts of the Lord. They kept the Sabbath on Saturday. They kept Passover. They rejected numerous attempts by imposters to bring in error and the occult.
Of course there is no problem with a church introducing certain local cultural identities, but the foundational Hebraic nature and character of the church was never to change and there are many reasons for this.
Interestingly, the Bible itself, in the New Testament epistles, commands (not suggests) that Passover, the feats and Sabbath are to be observed. The church teaches that they are not to be observed. The church teaches that the pagan practises that have come in their place are to be observed while the Bible teaches that they are not!
Replacement theology in the wider sense has replaced the true character and nature of the church completely. It is now foreign compared to the Biblical picture of the early church before 300AD.
Satan has reconstructed the church and replaced truth for error in it's convocations, traditions and practices. He has turned it into an institution that is foreign and a fearful place for a Jew to enter. The new pagan-filled church was now (and still is) a friend of the world. After 300AD Satan stopped the persecution of this now pagan filled church and it became the persecutor of truth.
The black plague of the 14th century was blamed upon the Jews. Because of their sanitary laws, very few Jews died. This infuriated the Catholic church who spread rumours that the Jews had poisoned the water. This led to sixty Jewish communities being burned to the ground and all their inhabitants tortured, burned and murdered.
This new church which had replaced the early church in almost all its ways, gets rid of the Jew. Replacement theology in relation to the traditions and character of the church, keeps the Jews from coming to the church for salvation.
This of course extends the "times of the Gentiles" so that salvation does not go to the Jew. Our Messiah only returns in association with the salvation of the Jews.
Replacement theology in all its forms and manifestations is the work of Satan to delay his own casting out as god of this world, to hell. On top of that, it's the road to war on an unprecedented scale.
Church leaders that have chosen to accept and spread replacement theology and this pagan-rich church character, are working for Satan in disguise.
The hijacking, distorting, and perverting of the character of the true original church by the Catholic church is the root of replacement theology and anti-Semitism. It's the root of the mass murder of millions of Jews and its all about to break onto the stage again in it's final explosive manifestation.
Warning: Replacement theology leads to replacement reality!
It has manifested in a deadly reality throughout history. Satan tried to destroy the Jews many times. He has used the Catholic church to destroy, torture and murder untold millions of Jews in the inquisitions and beyond. The Catholic church, all of the Protestant churches and even some of the charismatic churches have been hugely involved in creating the climate for the second Holocaust, which will come in relation to the world's 'road-map to peace.'
Replacement theology is far from over. It still has it's most deadly manifestation ahead in the near future.
Please don't underestimate this. It's not a small issue.
If you are a supporter of replacement theology I suggest you read the following verses:
Jeremiah 30:11 "For I am with you (Israel) says the Lord to save you; though I make a full end of all the nations (Gentile) where I've scattered you."
Jeremiah 30:17 "For I will restore health to you (Israel) and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord, because they called you an outcast saying 'This is Zion, no one seeks her."
Isaiah 60:14-15 "The sons of those who afflicted you will come bowing to you and all those who despised you will fall prostrate at your feet...whereas you have been forsaken and hated...I will make you an eternal excellence."
Zechariah 8: 23 "In those days ten men of every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man saying, 'Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you."
Replacement theology in the arts:
Ecclesia et Synagoga (below):
Ecclesia is the original word for church and Synagoga is the Latin word for Synagogue. These two represent the church and the Jew or Israel in the wider sense.
Ecclesia et Synagoga is the name for these dual depictions of the church and the Jew. They're found in many cathedrals scattered throughout Europe. They were constructed in the Middle ages. Ecclesia (church) is always seen as a woman with a crown, a chalice containing the blood of Jesus and a staff / cross. She is seen with a contemptuous, arrogant glance at Synagoga, representing the Jew. Synagoga is always seen as dejected, downcast, blindfolded, with a broken staff or spear and the Torah hidden behind her, slipping from her hand. The one above is at Notre Dame in Paris. The ones below are from other cathedrals in Europe.
The Ecclesia et Synagoga image below left is a carving done in the 1400s in a Cathedral in Germany. It shows a woman on a horse with a spear attacking Synagoga, who is riding a pig. The stained glass window is another similar representation again with Synagoga blindfolded.
These statues and windows are seen in both Catholic and Anglican churches in England, Germany, France and other European countries.
All of these representations are blatantly anti-Semitic, and reinforce the ongoing long-term separation of the church from the Jews. No wonder Jews will spit before entering a church!
These revolting monstrosities should be destroyed and crushed. I would love to have that job!
I'll give credit where due. The reformers did bring a lot of light into what had become the dark ages. They brought back many Bible truths that had been lost. Many of them gave their lives for this as they came out of and now stood against the Catholic church. God used them in mighty ways.
In many ways the spiritual reformation also birthed the renaissance and industrial revolution. As goes the spiritual, so goes the natural, so they were responsible for a great deal.
But the reformation was incomplete on the one hand it brought light and on the other it perpetuated certain things that desperately needed reforming.
It's no secret that many of the reformers hated the Catholics and their doctrines, but they were unable to break from Satan's grip. Satan had used the Catholic church to completely replace the identity of the true early church with this new counterfeit monstrosity. Sure, the reformers restored things like salvation by faith and not works and many other such things. They were powerless to reform the church to its original God ordained glorious state.
The reformers were largely motivated by the desire to cleanse the church. They did a little and then tragically fell into the same ditch.
If many of the reformers could see their churches today, they would turn in their graves! Their work of reformation has deteriorated to such an extent...its a great tragedy.
Thankfully God is about to do a much greater complete work of reformation or restoration. And He's going to use a Jew to do it!!
Elijah will return and do it. In the tribulation period, two Jewish witnesses, Elijah and Moses will further the restoration and then God will use 144,000 male Jews to bring the most spectacular revival to the world! (Revelation 7:4)
What the Gentile pagan-based church failed to do in 2000 years, God will do in seven years using a bunch of Jew boys! How does that make you feel, Very Reverend?
The image taken in the Vatican right at the top of this article of a sun-burst, has below it St. Peters chair. If this is Peter's chair then this is the chair of a Jew, right in the centre of the Vatican!
John Calvin (below)
The church man represented in the statue above was a mass murderer. Now, I know some of you can't (or won't) believe those words, because he is your hero, but let me give you a brief lesson in history. Calvin rounded up 58 people who opposed him and had them killed. One in particular, called Michael Servetus, at Calvin's command had burning oil poured over him until he was dead.
Some reports put the numbers of people who were executed at Calvin's command in the thousands. He had a particular love for torture of the worst kind. An individual who opposed Calvin called Jacques Gruet was racked, had his tongue perforated with a hot iron and then executed.
On his death bed, Calvin was confronted by church elders and commanded to repent of the murders. He refused, dying as an unrepentant murderer.
The founder of Calvinism, which is the basis of all reformed doctrine and churches, was not only an unrepentant murderer but also an anti-Semite and hater of the Jews.
He said: "The rotten Jews, unbending and stiff-necked deserve to be oppressed unendingly and without measure. They must die in their misery without the pity of anyone." (The Jew and the Christian by John Calvin)
This church man was an egotistical murderer, persecutor and fraud.
Calvin is an excellent example of a minister operating in the power of legalism: 2 Corinthians 3:6 "He has made us ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life."
Today all reformed churches, the Presbyterian church, Methodists and many others, are adherents to Calvin-founded reformed doctrine. They are all pro- replacement theology.
Martin Luther (below)
The church man in the image above was partially responsible for the murder of six million Jews.
He proclaimed of the Jews:
They should be considered “Christ killers” and should be mistreated accordingly.
“A miserable and accursed people. The great vermin of humanity”
In his published tracts on the Jews Luther stated:
Their synagogues and schools should be burned and not a cinder of them should remain.
Their houses should be destroyed.
Their Talmudic writings should be confiscated.
Their Rabbis should be forbidden to teach.
Their money should be taken from them.
They should be compelled into forced labour.
Hitler hero worshipped Luther, referring to him in his book Mein Kampf as the "great warrior".
Keep in mind that Hitler was a professed Christian. In 1924 at a Christian gathering in Berlin, Hitler spoke to thousands and received a standing ovation when he made the following proclamation: “I believe that today I am acting in accordance with the will of Almighty God as I announce the most important work that Christians could undertake - and that is to be against the Jews and get rid of them once and for all.” Hitler then proceeded to talk about the influence of Luther on his life: “Martin Luther has been the greatest encouragement of my life. Luther was a great man. He was a giant"
The Holocaust was the product of 1,900 years of virulent Christian anti-Semitism.
You can find much more on the subject here:
Interestingly the Lutheran church today is strongly committed to replacement theology, just as it's founder was.
The church man in the statue above was one of the brothers who founded the Methodist church. The Wesley brothers had a love and a heart for the Jewish people. Over the years this died out as the church became a regular supporter of replacement theology. Its been intensifying of late, with calls to boycott Israeli products. This church is stone dead and a perfect tool in Satan's hands to be drawn into the coming end-time attacks on Israel. The Wesley brothers would turn in their graves if they saw what their church has become.
The Anglican church:
The Anglicans, much like the Catholic church, is strongly into replacement theology. It has recently participated in numerous protests around Britain condemning Israel. It has also been in the forefront of boycotts against Israeli products. The church has joined multi-faith organisations which include Muslims, who are actively working against Israel.
The Rabbis of Israel have been becoming more and more fearful of the direction being pursued by the Anglican church. The Jewish community in Britain has also become alarmed at the dramatic rise in anti-Semitism in the UK.
As the Anglican church turns more and more away from supporting Israel, so it opens the door more and more to the Islamic world.
This church recently condemned anti-Semitism, but not replacement theology, which it supports.
Thankfully, there are some breakaway ex-Anglican groups who support Israel.
Notable Anti-Semites and or proponents of replacement theology:
●Origen, ●Constantine, ●Saint Augustine, ●Saint Gregory, ●Saint Jerome, ●all the popes, ●John Calvin, ●Martin Luther, ●John Wycliffe, ●Joseph Stalin, ●Vladimir Lenin, ●Carl Marx, ●Henry Ford, ●Ted Turner (head of CNN) ●Desmond Tutu. ●Obama.
The list below shows how replacement theology began to take shape right from the early days. They were all part of what the Bible calls "savage wolves who will come in after my departure, not sparing the flock, speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after themselves." (Acts 20:29-30)
●Ignatius of Antioch (50-117 AD) - Taught that those who partake of the Passover are partakers with those who killed Jesus.
●Justin Martyr (100-165 AD) - Claimed God’s covenant with Israel was no longer valid and that the Gentiles had replaced the Jews.
●Irenaeus (130-202 AD) - Declared the Jews were disinherited from the grace of God.
●Tertullian (155-230 AD) - Blamed the Jews for the death of Jesus and argued they had been rejected by God.
●Origen (185-254 AD) - He was responsible for much anti-Semitism, all of which was based on his assertion that the Jews were responsible for killing Jesus.
●The Council of Elvira (305 AD in Spain) - Prohibited Christians from sharing a meal with a Jew, marrying a Jew, blessing a Jew or observing the Sabbath.
●The Council of Nicea (325 AD in Turkey) - Changed the celebration of the Resurrection from the Jewish Feast of First Fruits to Easter in an attempt to disassociate it from Jewish feasts. The Council stated: “For it is unbecoming beyond measure that on this holiest of festivals we should follow the customs of the Jews. Henceforth let us have nothing in common with this odious people ...”
●Eusebius (275-339 AD) - Taught that the promises of Scripture were meant for the Gentiles and the curses were meant for the Jews. Asserted that the Church was the “true Israel.”
●John Chrysostom (349-407 AD) - Preached a series of sermons against the Jews in which he stated, “The synagogue is not only a brothel and a theatre, it is also a den of robbers and lodging place for wild beasts ... Jews are inveterate murderers possessed by the Devil. Their debauchery and drunkenness gives them the manners of a pig.” He denied that Jews could ever receive forgiveness. He claimed it was a Christian duty to hate Jews. He claimed that Jews worshiped Satan. And this man was canonized a saint!
●Jerome (347-420 AD) - Described the Jews as “... serpents wearing the image of Judas. Their psalms and prayers are the braying of donkeys … They are incapable of understanding Scripture …”
●Augustine(354-430 AD) - Asserted that the Jews deserved death but were destined to wander the earth to witness the victory of the Church over the synagogue.”
How could the church have gone so far off track?
Satan has worked in and through many church leaders to lead people astray. People have given themselves blindly, without question to these leaders, and they all end up in the ditch.
The answer is actually so very simple. Our Lord has placed the author of the Bible in our hearts through the new birth. He has made understanding of it's content clear through the baptism of the spirit. ("When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will lead you into all truth.")
Take your church glasses off and study the Bible on its own without any pre-conceived ideas. That's it! Oh, did I mention that this takes time and diligence! Unfortunately today many people want instant pop-up results, so they give themselves to heaped up teachers.
On the other hand: 1Corinthians 2:14 "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."
The above verse shows just why so many are ignorant of these things. They are outside of the "the Spirit."
Unless you know your Bible well, under the instruction of the Holy Spirit, you will never know or see how far the church has got from it's Hebraic roots, because all you will know is your handed tradition and what others have told you.
Of course the little old lady sitting in the pew at the back of the church, who loves our Lord is saved. To whom little is given, little is required says the Bible. Of course there are a great many in the church who will be greeted by our Lord as they enter heaven and He will say to them; "Well done good and faithful servant"
The church never had the authority to re-construct itself as an institution built according to the plans of an imposter.
Church leaders are in an extremely powerful position to do the work of God or to the do the work of the devil in God's name or to do the work of both!
Let me refer you to some staggering words from our Jewish Messiah:
Matthew 5:19 "Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven teaches, but whoever shall do them and teach others to do them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
The good intentions of replacement theology:
Of course no one who believes in replacement theology in it's various forms, believes it is wrong. They all believe they are right and that their intentions are Godly and correct. They believe in world peace, because peace is a word that they've seen somewhere in the Bible at some time. They believe love is their motivation.
Peace and love are fruits of the Spirit. They are not the whole tree. The whole tree is God's truth rightly divided and applied. You can't exalt a fruit above its tree.
Good intentions applied wrongly, open the door to much greater problems.
Yes world peace and untold love is coming, but its coming God's way, not man's.
Today replacement theology is rife and the predominant position in the church at large. It comes under the guise of anti-Zionism. It is a deadly dangerous, deceitful work of the devil himself. It will continue to grow until it meets God head on.
●Perhaps the greatest tragedy ever to hit his world is coming soon. Church originated and perpetuated replacement theology will soon lead to the killing of two thirds of the Jews of the world. No this isn't the Holocaust, it's the second, soon coming Holocaust! The following verse is shocking indeed.
Zechariah 13: 8-9 "And 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. I will bring the one third through the fire, and refine then as silver is refined...They will call on My name and I will answer them and I will say this is My people and each will say the Lord is my God."
It's difficult to know how many Jews there are in the world now. Some estimates are 13 -14 million. Two thirds of this is 8.5 million people. That is a shockingly huge number.
This second Holocaust will most likely occur in the tribulation period, but it could happen before. It is not Armageddon. It could be the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39, which occurs before Armageddon.
The shocking truth is that many churches are silent on these issues of replacement theology. Ignorance is a much lesser evil, but deliberate silence makes you as guilty as the perpetrators!
I hope you can now understand why it is so difficult to share the Gospel with Jews. They've been persecuted and killed throughout history in the name of Jesus, and will be again! Even though the church itself may not be directly involved in the coming Holocaust, they have and are sowing the seeds of it.
Do you think the church is going to change in such a radical way as to make itself welcoming to the Jew? Do you think the church is going to cast off Christmas, Easter, infant baptism and many such occult things? Do you think the church is going to return to the way it was before 300AD, celebrating the Feasts, Shabbat, Passover and returning to a pure Biblical character? Do you think the church is going to obey the scriptures which say that the gospel is to go to the Jew first, and that the Gentiles are to make the Jew jealous for God?
Do you know that many are doing just this? Many are coming under attack by traditional Christians, because they are obeying the Bible and reforming themselves. Many churches, perhaps the majority will stand in God's way, obstructing Him, as they fulfil the devils plans. Bound, legalistically in their traditions, they will become the persecutors of God's new move of restoration, which is starting now.
God is now at work with His own spectacular 'replacement theology'. He is replacing the occult-formed, Jew rejecting church with a new Messianic church that has no place for pagan practices and does practice the true Bible ordained convocations. This new set up is radically different from the traditional church.
A repentant church is a powerful tool in God's hands. A replacement church is a powerful tool in Satan's hands.
As kids we would go down to a nearby railway line and put our ears on the track. You feel and hear the rumble of an approaching train long before you could see it. Today there is a stirring and rumbling in the church. Many are changing their tune. Some are seeing all these things and being shocked into repentance, others are just melting into the restoration. Those unwilling and stubborn will dry up and die. Beware, these are very important issues.
The most incredible turn of events the world has ever seen will be the final result of replacement theology. The world and the churches who support it will be destroyed and the victim, the Jews will be saved and go on to glory, joining all true believers as one!
Israel is the Apple of God's eye, the treasure of His heart and the tool of His plans. If you think these plans of the Creator of the universe and every atom in your body are going to come to nothing, you deserve to be deceived!
Replacement theology in all its various forms will result in terrible conflict, but it will fail. It is doomed just as its author, good looking Satan is doomed. Imagine working on something for 2000 years and it fails! God's work of the great "restoration of all things" is already gaining momentum like an unstoppable train and it will be successful.
Bible prophecy has a 100% fulfilment record so far. You are gambling against immeasurable odds if you mess with it!
God's final solution is underway and will gather momentum as it goes.
Many in the church say that they love our Lord, but they love themselves and their traditions more. They have fallen into the self-orientated pride of rejecting the re-grafting of the natural branches (Roman 11:24) Verse 22 says that "they (Gentile church) will be cut off" for coming against what God is doing in this regard. Verse 20 says to the Gentile church "Do not be haughty but fear, for if He did not spare the natural branches He may not spare you either."
God is calling the church to discover their Hebraic roots, reject the Roman roots and to love and stand with Israel and the Jewish people. God is calling the church to fight replacement theology and anti-Semitism. God is calling his church to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. In this day these things are easy to do. In the coming days, these things may cost you your life.
The Bible reveals prophetically that the majority of the church will melt into the hands of Satan, while a remnant church will reform and go on to glory.
It's a very powerful thing to be filled with a genuine deep, exclusive love for our Messiah and His word. It means that you will be led along the right paths to glory.
Jeremiah 51:35 "May the violence done to our flesh be upon Babylon. The inhabitants of Zion will say; "may our blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea (Babylon)" In the prophetic sense, Babylon applies to the end- time world religion and the Catholic church as well as the whole world system, with the US being predominant.
Psalm 129: 5-8 "All who hate Zion will be put to shame."
Heaven or hell:
Ahmadinejad and Gaddafi, your hatred for Israel will lead you into direct conflict with God Himself. You may have your way for some time, but ultimately you are both doomed. Your belief that if you die in conflict, you will go straight to heaven is a big lie. You do not go to heaven for killing Jews. (or anyone) You go to heaven for a sincere belief in the Jewish Messiah who was crucified, died and raised from the dead.
I understand your frustration with your enemies Benjamin Netanyahu, but you still need to be born again. You are almost there already...just the last little breakthrough is needed. You have been very tolerant, welcoming and a true friend of Messianic believers, Christian Zionists and the like. Being on the board of Christians United for Israel, won't save you, but I think you already know the name of your soon coming Messiah!
Here is a painting representing the Holocaust's Auschwitz prison. This was done by Edith Birkin. She was born in Prague and was herself deported to Auschwitz (insert). She was one of the few survivors.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 67. 31st December 2010
In this edition:
●Jezebel in the church...the death of the prophecy.
Jezebel in the church and the answer.
When the prophetic eyes of the church are blinded, she is doomed!!
This together with demonic replacement theology, is perhaps the biggest threat and danger to the church in our time. The tragedy is that most church goers don't have the foggiest idea of even what the Jezebel spirit is, never mind how to identify it and deal with it.
A vast part of the professing church is and will become shipwrecked by this powerful all-encompassing evil spirit if it is not identified rooted out and destroyed.
What is the Jezebel spirit?
Jezebel was a princess from Sidon, the daughter of a strong man who had usurped the throne. She married Ahab who was also a usurper-king of Israel. When she moved to Israel she kept all of her occult practises, which included Baal worship. She and Ahab were successful initially in influencing Israel with the occult.
Here are a few Bible verses identifying Jezebel and her characteristics:
1Kings 16:31-33. 1 Kings18:4, 13, 19. 1 Kings 21:7, 23-25.. 2Kings 9:7, 10, 22, 30-35. Revelation 2:20
The verses above deal with relationships between Jezebel and Ahab, the prophets of Baal on the one hand and Elijah, Jehu, the prophets of God and Israel on the other.
Firstly, the name Jezebel means "without co-habitation," identifying an unsettled and uncontrollable spirit.
To identify this powerful evil demonic spirit, we need to look into the scriptures above, to find the main characteristics of the woman.
●She is a "cursed woman." (2Kings 9:34)
●She struck fear into Elijah, the prophet of God.
●She was friends with and had sex with numerous prophets of Baal. (The other names for Baal relate directly to Satan.)
●She was a tyrant queen and murderer who sacrificed children to the fire god Moloch. .
●She was a pathological liar. She operates in the progressive phases of manipulation, intimidation and domination all to gain control.
●She had no remorse. She was callous, deceiving and full of pride and arrogance. She wore heavy paint or makeup on her eyes.
●She had a parasitic lifestyle, designed to get close to authority figures, ultimately to bring them down.
●She had a well hidden, disguised hatred for God's truth. She was a friend of devils, demons and the world system.
●She was dominant while her husband Ahab was submissive to her.
●She had a main central purpose which was to kill and destroy the prophets of God, or the prophetic word.
●She was a sex manic, but Biblical whoredom is also typed with false doctrine, false worship and idolatry.
●Jehu, went after Jezebel in the place called Jezreel.
There was a shocking, disastrous but significant end to Jezebel. She was forced to a window, thrown out to the ground below, where her body was trampled by horses and torn to shreds by dogs, scattering her blood on the surrounding walls. A normal death was not appropriate for her. This graphic scene has powerful lessons within it, which we will discuss further on.
To summarise: The Jezebel spirit is, restless, remorseless, unrepentant, controlling, evil, unclean, lustful, a hater of authority, a false prophet, a hater of of God's prophets, and prophecy, a hater of Israel
The Jezebel spirit can also manifest with only one or two of the above characterisitcs..
The essence of the Jezebel spirit is it's attack on God's authority. This is seen in attacking the authority of men of God in leadership, the Word of God and in particular Bible prophecy. Jezebel wants to weaken and blind the church.
The Jezebel spirit manifests primarily in a female but can manifest in a male as well.
Jezebels in the church are often those who have had a previous involvement with the occult or direct Satanic activity.
Since Bible prophecy relates to Israel in many ways, the Jezebel spirit today is strongly anti-Semitic and involved in replacement theology. The Jezebel spirit hates and seeks to destroy the authority of the Bible.
Jezebel in the church today:
The Jezebel spirit has infiltrated the church over the ages, but it is growing in significance and intensity now, simply because we are now in the time period of fast moving prophetic fulfilment.
For a strong nation under God, He has ordained three institutions which should be run within certain Biblical parameters. These are government family and church. All three are under attack by the devil now.
The Jezebel spirit within the church is common but goes largely unnoticed until its too late.
One of the ways in which the Jezebel spirit has entered the church is in the form of female pastors. There is no such thing. The word pastor and rabbi are male words in their original form. It's like 'mister' which is a gender-specific word. There is no precedent in the Bible for a female rabbi or pastor. We do have examples in the Bible for females in some of the other ministry offices. Church leadership is male! (There is an old but very good book on the subject by David Pawson called "Leadership is male")
Churches full of Jezebels will be rebellious to God's authority, worldly, and uninterested in prophecy. They will be full of members with broken relationships, with rebellious children without discipline and full of disrespect for authority.
The Jezebel spirit in the church will primarily be seen in her attack on the prophets of God and Bible prophecy.
Bible prophecy is the eyes of the church. It's directive, warns, edifies, and plots the course into the future. Today most churches are greatly lacking in these areas. Many of these churches are full of Jezebels!
When Jezebel confronted Elijah, he was left fearful and depressed. He sulked in the wilderness. He called on God to kill him. The power of this evil woman anointed by demons had caused him to lose his anointing and vision. He was left uninspired. This is what the Jezebel spirit will do to its victims today.
The Jezebel spirit will draw close to church leaders, especially those with a heart for Israel and the prophetic. She will try to get close to leaders with flattery and lies of how holy she is and how she loves God and His prophetic word. "She calls herself a prophetess", but God calls her a liar (Revelation 2:20)
When the Jezebel spirit is identified, there will be war. She will spread fear into the leader and cause total havoc in the church. Remember that Elijah was God's fearless prophet until she made her threats. Modern day Elijah's need Jehu's with them. Jehu, on Elijah's behalf destroyed Jezebel. Jehu showed not the slightest trace of mercy. The Bible says that he even "drove his chariot furiously" as went to kill her.
Interestingly, Jezebel was torn, trampled and devoured by dogs until there was only her skull and a few body parts left. This demonstrates how serious and deep the dealings need to be to rid the church of this evil spirit.
2Kings 9:22 "How can there be peace as long as the harlotries and witchcrafts of Jezebel are many."
In case you are thinking that this isn't the way to treat people especially women in the church, let me refer you to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Revelation 2:20 "I have a few things against you because you tolerate that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess..."
The Jezebel spirit is all about destroying the true church. She must be destroyed and not tolerated for a minute.
There is much agreement amongst prophecy teachers that the message to the church of Thyatira in Revelation 2 refers prophetically to the Roman Catholic church and other similar orthodox churches.
Revelation 2:20-24 "Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you tolerate that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and beguile My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent and she did not. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation unless they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. But I say to you and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as who do not have this doctrine and have not known the depths of Satan as they call them, I will put on you no other burden."
This portion of scripture (above) identifies much within the Catholic church. Here we see Jezebel in direct association with the church. Here the Jezebel spirit would relate to the worship of Mary, to the church's leaders false claim to infallibility. To their huge amount of occult activities and to the false prophecies of this church relating to its self importance.
The Catholic church has done more to destroy the prophetic word than any other. In fact, it removed the Bible completely from the laity (people) for hundreds of years.
The Catholic church has been preeminent in the mass murder of untold millions of Jews and has hindered them coming into the church for salvation.
It is a usurper of God's authority in that it has changed His commands and introduced pagan and occult practises many of which are associated with Baal worship.
Let's take note of Jezebel's death now in direct association with the church:
As with the shocking death of Jezebel herself historically, here is another great shock.
Members of this church are condemned and told that they will be cast into the great tribulation, because of idolatry. God says, "I will kill the children of this church with death!" The word "children" here represents those who cling to the mother religion and it's spiritual harlotries. A child feeds off it's mother. The symbolism here is that those who refuse to repent of the paganism and idolatrous practices of this church and constantly feed off it are doomed.
Note that God Himself uses very strong words in dealing with this situation. He doesn't water down His position.
There are some in this church who do repent and are saved.
The Jezebel spirit is associated with a church in disorder and out of God's call and place. It is associated with false doctrine, error, and the occult in the church.
Elijah and Jezebel will again meet in conflict:
The Bible says that Elijah will return shortly before the Second Coming to restore all things. Matthew 17:11 "|Elijah is truly coming first and will restore all things." Malachi 4:5 "Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the dreadful day of the Lord and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to their fathers."
If Elijah is coming again you can be sure that Satan will strengthen the Jezebel spirit at this time, to obstruct and mess up what God is doing.
The Jezebel spirit will try to kill what God is doing. Elijah killed the prophets of Baal (Satan) This again will be the situation as we move forward into the dramatic times ahead.
It's interesting that Jezebel met her horrific death in a place called Jezreel. The Jezreel valley is the sight of the hill of Meggido. This general area will also be the sight of the final war of 'Har-Meggidon.' I've personally stood on top of Meggido (below), most likely close to the place where Jezebel was massacred. I stood there wondering about these things and the soon coming battles to be fought.
As the restoration of the church gains momentum, conflict and chaos will accompany it. Nothing has changed unfortunately!
God's way will endure, flourish and be victorious while again Jezebel and her ways will be forever destroyed this time.
Jezebel and the coming Holocaust:
The Jezebel spirit will manifest strongly in its relation to Israel. Jezebel herself was primarily involved in defeating Israel with idolatry and killing Israel's prophets of God. The situation now is just the same.
Jezebel's first victim was Israel. It will be her last!
God has a very deliberate, specific plan for Israel, the Jews and Jerusalem in the coming days. It is spelt out in Bible prophecy, new Testament and Old. It is not the way of the world and it's god Satan.
Essentially, God's plan involves the land of Israel being restored to the returning Jews, the return of Jerusalem to the Jews and the Jewish people coming to salvation en-mass. Satan's plan opposes this and replaces it with his own plan. This is now called the world's 'roadmap to peace'. God's word shows that this roadmap will lead to war on a huge scale and not peace.
The Jezebel spirit will be a significant force in blinding the church and the world to God's plan. She will kill the prophetic in this regard and be instrumental in forcing replacement theology in all it's forms into action. Replacement theology leads to replacement reality!! This will cause Israel to accept the roadmap plan and bring about the fury of God.
Joel 3:2 "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehosophat and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and they have divided up My land."
Zechariah 12:3 "It will happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all the peoples; and all who will heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth are gathered against it."
All of this will occur very soon.
Most of the church are already blind to these things. In fact just the two verses above are unknown in many churches.
Jezebel in the church has already been very successful in blinding much of the church to God's prophetic word in this regard. In fact many churches are now working with and for Satan himself and his plan for Israel.
The Jezebel spirit is rife in the world:
This spirit operates unrestricted in the world outside of the church. It is clearly seen in the entertainment world, Hollywood and the homosexual world. American society is perhaps where this demonic spirit is most prevalent. The Jezebel spirit has overthrown God's authority in family, church and state and will see America fall by the wayside as a result very soon.
How to deal with the Jezebel spirit:
It takes the true anointing of God to destroy the Jezebel spirit. Only those with genuine Godly authority in them will be successful.
She must be destroyed. It's no coincidence that Jezebel was forcibly thrown from a window and then trampled by horses and left for dogs to tear her body to shreds, scattering blood all over the surroundings.
Obviously we don't kill the physical person, but the symbolism here for us now, shows a very severe, thorough and complete dealing. We don't sit around and have discussions with her. We don't negotiate with her. Once the Jezebel spirit has been identified, she will be at war. She will use all sorts of strategies to keep herself alive and active. She will use manipulation, intimidation and domination if allowed. She must be offered no compromise.
If the person carrying the Jezebel spirit is willing to be set free and exposed to real strong authoritative deliverance ministry and there are clear signs of enduring victory afterwards, then things can return to normal. This is very rare, I might add. These people almost always need to be thrown out of the church and banished from ever returning. There needs to be a total break, a cut and a severance from Jezebels. With most there is no hope of repentance or reform. Throw them out forever!
A church with a heart beat for the living God is clean, holy and separate form the evil influences of the devil and the world, which has infiltrated into much of the modern church. The heart beat of the church surrendered to our Lord will have a strong Godly male leadership. It will have a strong preeminent recognition of God's authority structures and of the authority of God's word and Bible prophecy. It will see the devil in disguise and his demise. It will see the plans of God for a victorious future.
The Jezebel spirit is alive and well today seeking whom she may devour, although she was physically killed long ago.
Jezebel was killed in the most violent way. The Jezebel spirit must be ejected, expelled rejected and cast out. If the person is not willing for this, she herself must be cast out of the church.
Elijah on the other hand, never saw death. He was raptured alive and taken up to God in a mighty whirlwind and is coming back again in association with the end-time ministry of the restoration of all things. The Jezebel spirit will again resist these things and again cause cause havoc in the church.
Huge conflict is coming within the church.
God's will will be done. He will prevail. He will win! His plan is so exciting, I can't wait to see it all come about!
Isaiah 47:5 "You shall no longer be called the Lady of our Kingdoms"
Isaiah 47:10-12 "You have trusted in your wickedness; you have said; no one sees me; your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, I am and there is no one else besides me. Therefore evil will come upon you...Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries in which you have laboured from your youth...you are wearied in the multitude of your sorceries." Verse 15 "No one will save you."
Heaven or hell:
Leader of the Catholic church, you've tolerated the practises of Jezebel! You wear a hat in honour of the fish-god Dagon. You wear images of sun worship and hold a twisted bent cross with an un-resurrected Christ still there. The twisted cross is used in satanic worship! The harlotries of Jezebel all relate to pagan practises. God says He will "kill your children with death!" (Revelation 2:23)
Tradition says that Jezebel over did it with her eye make up. Perhaps this was to appear more intimidating than she was. What really matters though, is what your spiritual eye sees. Has your spiritual eye seen our Lord? Have you seen the war for your soul on the go in the spiritual realm? Has your spiritual eye seen into eternity? You need to be born again to receive spiritual eyesight.
Here is an amazing woodcut impression by Gustave Dore. It show Jezebel being thrown out of a window to her death and to waiting horses and dogs who trampled and tore her to pieces.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 66. 22nd December 2010
In this edition:
●The horrors of Christmas.
The horrors of Christmas...a big shock!
If you do one thing, read and re-read the verses of scripture in this edition.
The errors of Christmas, Easter and all the other Catholic-introduced convocations and traditions are a lot more horrific and dangerous than most people can even imagine. The dangers, deceptions and results thereof are massive beyond imagination and the subject of this edition. I have dealt with some of these issues in previous editions, but this is mostly material I haven't used yet.
Catholicism is the link in the chain uniting so-called Christianity with paganism. Christmas is only one of hundreds of pagan / heathen demonic practises.
Many people have invisible giants in their lives fighting to keep them defeated. Traditionalism is its name. These demonic giants, walls, or barriers are obstacles to God and need to be broken down, if you want to move ahead and forward with our Lord.
To practise a lie, believing it is the truth, is true deception.
What is Christmas:
It's full name is Christ Mass. It comes from the term Cristes Maesse first practised in 1038. This is the Catholic tradition of the Eucharist, in which they believe transubstantiation takes place. In other words the bread (wafer) miraculously becomes the actual body of Christ and the wine becomes the actual real blood of Jesus.
If this were the case, they are cannibals. But worse than that, if this were true, they would be forever killing the Lord. The Bible declares that He "died once and for all". The Christ Mass repeats His dying over and over again making a mockery of the crucifixion and resurrection.
Malachi 1:7 "You offer defiled food on My alter."
The Eucharist is delivered to the unsuspecting (but blind) people by men in pretty frocks wearing hats (mitre) in honour of the Babylonian fish-god Dagon. These completely deceived men insist on being called 'father'. The Bible says "call no man on earth father" (Matthew 23:9)
The 25th of December is not the birthday of Jesus. This day was chosen in the fourth century. It is the birthday of the many pagan gods. This day was not practiced by the early church ever.
It comes from the celebration of the reincarnation or birthday of Babylonian sun god Nimrod as little baby Tamuz at the time of the winter solstice. It was adopted by the Catholic church and eventually passed on to most of Christendom.
Nimrod, according to Babylonian tradition married his mother Semiramis. He was killed. Semiramis then taught her followers that Nimrod was re-born as Tammuz, a spirit being. At the spot where he died a dead evergreen tree sprung to life. She taught that Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree just after the solstice day (December 25th) and receive gifts left under the tree.
By the way, the Catholic / Anglican sign of the cross made over one's chest is actually the letter T which was originally done in worship of Tammuz!
Semiramis was also known as Ishtar from where Easter is derived.
Mistletoe came into the picture because of its supposed healing power in practices done on the winter solstice day by the pagans.
Yule is the name of a major pagan practise. Round Yule logs were lit in honour of the evil god Thor. Yule is also a word meaning 'wheel' and is also a symbol of sun-worship. Pagan witches, wiccans and others still celebrate Yule to this day.
The Christmas ham is also called the Yule-ham. The Yule-ham must be round for the same reason. Apart from that, ham is not kosher for the Jew. This is one of the reasons why Christmas keeps the Jew out.
December 25th is also the birthday of the unconquerable sun known as Sol Invictus. This is depicted throughout Catholicism with images of the sun and sun bursts. All of these things come right out the occult.
For those interested you can check out some of these things here:
Be warned, it's a witchcraft site.
Most Christians don't know that witches and other devil worshippers rejoice at the fact that Christians have been bewitched into the occult, in these pagan traditions.
Here is a good website with a large collection of facts and images linking Catholicism and other world religions to the occult:
Here is another good site with tons of information:
The Christmas tree:
Jeremiah 10:2-6 "Do not learn the way of the heathen...for the customs of the people are futile; for one cuts down a tree from the forest with the axe and decorates it with silver and gold. They fasten it down so it will not fall...they cannot speak, do not be afraid of them for they cannot do evil." The Hebrew word 'hebel' is the word used for 'futile'. It means literally 'false' or 'transitory'. Commentary on this word associates it with a transit or journey. It's worth bearing in mind that once you step onto the territory of the demonic you are on a slippery slope!
Some people misread the verse above to mean that there is no harm in Christmas. That verse means there is no harm, evil or good in the tree itself. the tree is an inanimate object. But worship imputed to it is dangerous and completely wrong. That's why the verse says; "don't learn the ways of the heathen!"
The Christmas tree originates in ancient Canaanite and Phoenician pagan worship. The tree was seen as a fertility symbol by them. Various aspects of the decorated tree symbolised the male sex organ like the pole, round balls etc. The female sex organ was depicted in circular wreaths. It went further: Gold and silver balls on the trees also symbolised the worship of the sun and moon.
There are numerous stories of Jews being tied to evergreen trees on December 25th and set alight, during the Catholic ordained inquisitions. The murderers would ride between the burning bodies on their horses chanting "hep hep horary" H.E.P. is the Latin acronym for "Jerusalem is fallen" The funny thing is that the Bible says "Babylon is fallen" (See edition 59 for more)
The exchanging of gifts at this time has no Biblical root. It is self indulgent commercialism. The story of the three wise men giving gifts to out Messiah has nothing to do with His birthday. It had already passed by the time they arrived. Note that the wise men brought gifts for Messiah. they didn't receive gifts. There was no general giving out of and swapping of gifts. Today if you want to do that, the best gift you can give our Messiah is saved people! But don't expect a gift in return, this side of eternity.
Santa Claus is also called old Nick. This is an ancient term for the devil. (see edition 59 for more)
Matthew 15:9 "And in vain they worship Me teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."
Mark7:9 "All too well you reject the commandments of God that you may keep your tradition."
Luke6:46 "Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and do not do the things that I say."
Mark 7:13 "You make the word of God of no effect by your traditions handed down".
God says don't learn the way of the heathen. The church says do. The church says don't keep the feasts of the Lord, God says do.
Why does God command His people not to learn the ways of the pagans. Maybe it's because He wants to spoil our fun. No, not at all. He wants to protect us and preserve us. He wants us to be holy His way. Whenever His people, Jews or Gentiles mess with the occult they are in extreme danger. All you have to do is look at Israel's history to see that in action!
The source of Christmas, Easter and other traditions:
The Roman emperor Constantine (statue above) was the tenth in a succession of Roman emperors from the time of our Lord. The previous nine, motivated by Satan launched the most cruel and vicious murderous attacks on the largely Jewish early church. Satan tried his best to stamp out the church through persecution. He failed. Then under Constantine, Satan brought in his big trick, which was to defeat the church from within. Constantine made Christianity compulsory, but changed the entire nature and character the church, by introducing many Babylonian, occult, pagan practices. Constantine was himself involved with these.
Interestingly Ratzinger in the image above is wearing a mitre. Side on, this hat is shaped like a fish with an open mouth. It's exactly the same as the hats worn by the Babylonians in honour of the fish-god Dagon. He also has sun-bursts on his robe which are in honour of the sun-god. He also has Maltese crosses around his neck, which represent conquering the four corners of the world. These were also used by the Nazi's. Constantine had a vision in which he was instructed to "conquer the world".
Constantine, like his predecessors hated the Jews. This hatred progressed and deepened during his reign. Such an individual was a prime tool in Satan's hands.
●The real deeper reason for changing the identity of the church and redefining it completely, was to keep the Jews out.
The Jews had been in Babylonian captivity before, for seventy years. They knew and still know all about its practices. You can check this out in any Jewish encyclopaedia. So, now we have a church full of Babylonian practices. It's no wonder most Jews will spit before walking into any church.
If they have been in Babylonian captivity before, why would they again want to do the same now?
Constantine inaugurated the first ecumenical (world) council at Nicaea in 321. This was where most of the pagan traditions became entrenched in the church. Jews including Jewish believers were banned from this council. Amongst many other things, those that practised the baptism of the Spirit were banned from Nicaea. Special onerous taxes were imposed on Jews. The death penalty was imposed on Jews who remained faithful to the early church, the way it was at first.
Jews were made to participate in the pagan practises of the new Babylonian flavoured church. They were forbidden to perform circumcisions. An edict was issued by Constantine forbidding marriage between Jews and Christians. Jews were classed as "Ignominious and bestial". A law was passed forbidding Jews from entering Jerusalem. All Jews living within the Roman empire had their civil rights stripped away. The Jews were called the "killers of Jesus" from this time on. Sermons inciting the murder of Jews were common. There was no punishment for killing a Jew.
The first mass extermination of Jews began in Jerusalem around this time. (This you'll only find in Jewish encyclopaedias.)
The Sabbath was changed to Sunday in honour of the sun god. Christmas, Easter, infant sprinkling and many other convocations of Babylon and Egypt origin were made official, while the observance of the Feasts of the Lord, Passover and others were banned. Salvation was by church membership, infant sprinkling and how much money you gave to the church.
Although Constantine stopped the persecution of the church, he was a mass murderer. He executed one of his own sons, his wife and numerous others who got in his way. This was the leader who was responsible for the transformation of the early church into a coercive, cruel, controlling body that would later murder untold millions of Jews in the inquisitions.
I bring you all of this to paint a picture of where we are now and how we got here. I hope you can see that the seeds of the Holocaust were born long ago in association with this evil heathen church. In fact if we could count all the Jews killed by the Catholic church prior to the inquisitions, and during them, I wonder what the number would be.
●The early church was born on the Feast of Pentecost in the supernatural outpouring of the Spirit. This powerful church born in Jerusalem, was welcoming to the Jew and Gentile and was the real "light of the world." It brought love and salvation to the world.
●In 325 AD a new counterfeit church was born in Rome with the banning of Spirit baptism. It hated and persecuted the Jews and introduced the dark ages to the world! It brought hatred, mass murder and torture to all who opposed it.
Revelation 2:24 "But to you I say and the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, and who have not know the depths of Satan, as they call them, I will put on you no extra burden"
The problem is that people don't question, when these things are of vital importance. Blind crowd followers are in immense danger especially at this time.
I recall arguing with a pastor on these issues back in the late 70s. After pointing out all of these verses he finally conceded. Then he said that he couldn't do anything about it though, because the people wouldn't like the removal of Christmas etc. I said to him, "So you work for the people first and God second!" Thank you Nelson for showing me firsthand how to lead your flock astray!
There will always be a remnant who will shun the traditions of the masses, no matter what the pressure is, and follow our Lord.
Romans11:5 "Even so at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Zephaniah 3:13 "The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies..."
Revelation 12:17 and 14:12 We see that a remnant in the last days will have the testimony of Jesus and will obey the commands of God, while the masses follow the crowd blindly.
The shocking, behind-the-scenes truth:
Satan knows his future. He obviously wants to prolong his time as god of this world and delay his coming removal into hell at the Second Coming of our Jewish Messiah. He tried to interfere with God's plans all along since the days of Adam. He tried to prevent the first coming of our Lord by killing all the Jewish males under two years old. He tried various things along the way to obstruct our Lord. All failed.
Satan's big thing now is to prolong the "times of the Gentiles". The Bible teaches that the "times of the Gentiles" will soon come to an end and then salvation goes to the Jews in a significant way. The Second Coming is directly related to the salvation of the Jews. This is when Satan is bound and cast out into hell.
Can you see it? Can you see why Satan has infiltrated the church with paganism?
Let's remember that the Biblical order is that the gospel should go to the Jew first and the Gentile (Romans1:16). The duty of the church is to make the Jew jealous so that he would want to come into the church and get saved. (Romans 11:14)
Only when salvation goes to the Jews en-mass in the tribulation period will our Messiah return.
Okay, so how does Satan prolong the times of the Gentiles and prevent salvation going to the Jews? Simply by removing the true Hebraic character of the church and completely Romanising it and filling it with occult convocations which the Jews will have no part with.
Pagan Christmas, Easter and the like are foreign and reprehensible to the Jew. The Jews have turned back to foreign gods many times in their past and been severely punished, they're not going to do it again.
Jeremiah 11:10-11"They have turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers who refused to hear My words and they have gone after other gods to serve them...Therefore, I will surely bring calamity on them, which they will not be able to escape; and though they cry out to Me I will not listen to them."
Micah1:7 "All her carved images shall be beaten to pieces and all her pay as a harlot shall be burned with fire; and her idols I will lay desolate."
Jeremiah15:19-21 "If you return, then I will bring you back; You shall stand before Me if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them and I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall and they will fight against you but will not prevail...I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked."
When was Yeshua / Jesus born?:
Sukkoth (Tabernacles) is a time of joy to world. Deut16:13-14. You shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven days...and you shall rejoice in the feast..." This feast is introduced with a shofar blast and is concluded with another series of blasts.
Various elaborate calculations have been done based on the date of the triumphal entry to Jerusalem (which can be worked out from Daniel's 70 weeks) and also from the date of the crucifixion which was during Passover. Going back to the year of His birth, the date that comes up is Sukkoth (Tabernacles) This is the most likely date, but it's not important simply because God doesn't give us the exact date without any doubt. There is no command to celebrate the birthday of the Lord in the Bible. These calculations are most probably right, but it's not important anyway.
Zechariah 14:16-17 "It shall come to pass that everyone who is left out of all the nations which came against Jerusalem, shall go from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain." This means simply that well into the future, we are commanded to keep Sukkoth.
The seven feasts of the Lord all have a prophetic aspect to them. Four have been fulfilled and three have a future fulfilment. That is an absolute guarantee! Sukkoth will also be the time of the Second Coming. It makes perfect sense if both the first coming and the Second Coming are associated with Sukkoth.
There are some who have worked out that the conception would have been at the time of Hanukkah. This feast is associated with miracles and light. It's also called the "festival of light". Our Messiah was conceived miraculously and is called "the light of the world"
Yeshua/Jesus was born when shepherds were in the fields which could not have been in mid winter in Israel (25th December). Temperatures drop under freezing point then. All the Jews were commanded to come to Jerusalem for the feast of Sukkoth, which would have been why the hotels were full.
A Sukkoth is a temporary dwelling, shelter or booth. The symbolism of the Sukkoth /Tabernacles relates to God coming and dwelling with us. The booth symbolises the temporary nature of this. At the first coming of our Lord He came to this earth temporarily.
The Hebrew word Sukkah comes from Genesis 33:17 Jacob made "booths" for his livestock and called them Sukkah. So, the word for a stable is a Sukkah. Our Lord was born in a stable or Sukkah.
Yeshua/Jesus Himself never celebrated his own birthday. He did celebrate all the feasts. The first early church believers celebrated the feats of the Lord and not any of the pagan traditions.
Because the masses do something it does not make it right with God.
Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way which seems right to man, but the end thereof is death."
Deuteronomy 12:29-31 "When the LORD thy God cuts off the nations, which you go to disposes and you displace them and dwell in their land , take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you and that you do not enquire after their gods saying "How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.." You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way."
Exodus 23:24-25 "Do not bow down before their gods to serve them, nor do according to their works, but you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars. So, you shall serve the Lord God and he will bless your bread and your water and take sickness away from your midst."
Exodus 34:12-17 "Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going lest it be a snare in your midst. You shall destroy their alters, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images. For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord whose name is jealous is a jealous God...You shall make no moulded gods for yourself."
Are you suggesting, Joel, that Christians who celebrate Christmas are not saved? Not by any means. But we can say that they have been sidetracked into unintentional devil worship by their many practices! Most are completely ignorant of these things. There will always be a remnant who will desire to do God's truth, while the masses blindly follow the god of this world.
Read the verses in this edition again!
There is only one way you can celebrate Christ Mass, Easter and the other pagan, satanic traditions of the church and that is by casting down God's word and replacing it with your own words and the word of the devil, originated in the Catholic church. Maybe you should burn your Bible before celebrating Christmas, then it can't condemn you!
On a personal note, I come under a lot of attack for articles like this, specifically from Catholics and other so-called Christians. Many people hate having their nice comfortable traditions questioned, never mind being told that they are devil-worshippers, weather they know it or not.
Rather than becoming hostile, God would have you "examine your ways to see whether you are in the faith" (2Corinthians 13:5) That means question things with the Bible as a point of reference. If there are things which need changing, (and that is common to all of us), then do so. You'll find a new joy in your life.
There are two easy ways to see if a convocation or tradition is right or wrong. (1) Is it clearly in the Bible. (2) Does the unsaved world at large recognise it or reject it. The world will receive that which is born of the god of the world, Satan and will reject that born of the true God. Christmas, Easter etc. are accepted by the world while the feasts of the Lord, Passover etc are not.
Revelation 12:9 "So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world..."
●The shocking conclusion in all of this is that the churches that celebrate and participate in these occult practices are in fact prolonging Satan's time as god of this world and preventing the Jews from coming into the church for salvation. This obviously delays the coming of the Lord, which is Biblically associated with the salvation of the Jews.
Thankfully, God is now doing a new thing with the exciting new Messianic movement. He is leaving behind those trapped in evil traditions.
Most Messianic fellowships never had any part with these occult traditions from their start, others have long since abandoned them. Some churches that are in the process of metamorphosis, still cling to them, but are moving forward bit by bit
Sadly, the pastors, ministers, and very reverends of the church will slam us Messianic believers for following and obeying God's word, while they continue in the heathen practises.
God says that the gospel must go to the Jew first then the Gentile. God says that the Gentile church is to make the Jew jealous, so that they will come in and get saved. God says don't learn the ways of the heathen. God says do keep the feasts of the Lord.
The church does the exact opposite of what God says!
The Bible describes two women. One is a representative of God's way and the other of the devil's way. Here they are:
Jeremiah 6:2 "I have likened the daughter of Zion to a lovely and delicate woman."
Revelation 17:5 "and on her forehead a name was written: Mystery Babylon the great mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth."
Pastor Christmas, what is your answer? You don't need to tell me, but God will require an answer from you, and for all the people you have led into spineless compromise.
I recently saw a tele-evangelist saying: "We need to...wait for it...put Christ back into Christmas". Then came roaring applause. Christ was never in, nor ever will be in Christmas!!!
You know, dear reader, it's such a wonderful, liberating, clean, and holy thing to obey our Lord. If you have been involved in all these things, you need to repent, turn your back on the devil and move forward into the new things that are of God. Our Messiah will send you soaring to new heights with Him.
It's easy to face rejection and persecution from pagan practitioners, when you know you are in God's word and filled with His truth, purity and cleanliness.
Be warned, this is not some innocent, small issue. Christmas, Easter and the other Babylonia traditions are all part of the great Satanic plan called replacement theology. It's all part of the church that will be "cut off" and be "spewed out"
Revelation 18:4 "And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her My people lest you share in her sins and lest you receive her plagues."
Heaven or hell:
Happy kid with your Christmas present, your parents are training you well for hell. Standing right behind you are demons too big and powerful for you to take care of. You can grow up blindly following the traditions taught to your parents by Satan himself, or you can break free and turn your back on these things. Make no mistake these are not innocent practises. Learn what is right, even now.
Hey young man, your parents are preparing you well to meet your Messiah with confidence. Hanukah, not Christmas is one of the feats of the Lord. It symbolises the Light of the world - Yeshua/ Jesus Himself. Christmas is the way of darkness. You are choosing the way of Light. Keep it up, it's all part of the way to heaven.
Here is a beautiful woodcut by Gustave Dore. It's the regular nativity scene, but now we know this event happened on Sukkoth. Yeshua/ Jesus was born in a Sukkah
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 65. 19th December 2010
In this edition:
●The great restoration
The great restoration:
Renovation, restoration and renewal is coming.
If you say you love our Lord, that's good. Here are some signs of someone who really does love our Lord: They will be holy and have a desire to be more holy. They will hate sin, evil and obstructions to God's work. They will see, love and partake in God's work. They will know Him and His word and keep His word. If they have been side tracked by the devil, they will want to put it right.
Acts 3:19-23 "Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out and times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord and He may send Jesus Christ whom was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, that God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since the world began."
Let's have a look at what this "restoration" is, when and how it is coming and what our response should be now.
Firstly the above verses assume that a restoration of all things is coming either at or just before the Second Coming. That's not too far from now.
The Bible also makes it clear that this restoration is going to be of "all things."
We can safely assume that at the Second Coming, the Millennium will be set up. This thousand year rule of Christ will most certainly be the complete "restoration of all things."
All the governments of the world will be destroyed, all evil will be gone. Satan will be bound, and perfect, radically changed environment will be here.
But there is another aspect to this restoration that we need to look at. Restoration of many things is in fact starting now. God is at work restoring a great many things now, just before the Second Coming. It's really exciting!
Restoration presumes that the subject of the restoration is broken.
Let's identify what has been broken and will be restored in our day:
●The church is broken. It is divided against itself. It is full of occult traditions. A new holiness in the church is desperately needed.
●The return of the Jews to their Messiah in repentance and a new holiness.
●Restoration of the whole land of Israel and all of Jerusalem to the Jews. Both houses of Israel and the lost tribes will be restored. This is beautifully portrayed in the prophecy of dry bones. (Ezekiel 36)
●Restoration of the temple on the temple mount.
●Restoration of revival, evangelism and the lost being saved. It's a logical presumption that when the church is in its restored and proper state that the power of God will be restored in a greater dimension to the church. The great end-time revival will occur in association with revival within the church
The great and terrible restoration:
It will be a terrible time in history just before the coming of Messiah for those not open to God's work.
Isaiah 13:6-11 "Wail for the day of the Lord is at hand. It will come as destruction from the almighty, therefore all hands will be limp, every man's heart will melt and they will be afraid, pangs and sorrows will take hold of them; they will be in pain as a woman in childbirth; they will be amazed one with another, their faces will be like flames. Behold the day of the Lord comes, cruel with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate and He will destroy it's sinners from it. I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible."
Matthew 13:41-42 "The son of man will send forth His angles and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father."
Psalm 102: 8 "My enemies reproach me all day long and those who deride me swear an oath against me." verse13: "You will arise and have mercy on Zion for the time to favour her, yes the set time has come.
Psalm 102:16-18 "For (lit- when) the Lord shall build up Zion He shall appear in His glory...This will be written for a generation to come." (lit-the last)
Derek Prince commented on this Psalm above: "God is speaking here to the Gentile nations. He is saying "I'm planning to restore My Jewish people to the land that I gave them and to salvation. If you come against or hinder Me, I will treat you as My enemies."
Jeremiah 6:17-18 " I have set watchmen over you saying 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet !' But they said 'We will not listen.' Therefore hear you nations...I will bring calamity on this people."
The above verse is a tragedy. It shows that God has warned people time and again, but many will not listen.
Malachi 3:2 "But who can endure in the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiners fire."
Zechariah 13:4 "I will bring the one third through the fire, which will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name and I will answer them. I will say this is My people; and each one will say, the Lord is my God."
God will restore the church:
The feasts of the Lord, the Sabbath, Passover and other Biblical convocations have been lost from the church and replaced with many Roman convocations and traditions, born in Babylon and Egypt. These were designed by Satan to change and "Romanise" the church to keep the Jews from the church. This then continues the times of the Gentiles, (Luke 21:24) which itself delays salvation going to the Jews. (Romans 11:26) This of course delays the Second Coming, simply because the coming of the Lord is in association with the salvation of the Jews.
The return of our Lord sees the defeat of Satan and his world. Obviously Satan wants to prolong his time. When the times of the Gentiles are completed salvation comes to the Jews en-mass. So, if Satan can keep the Jews from salvation he is also preventing the Second Coming and prolonging his own time as god of the world.
Can you see why a church restored to the truth is so important?
Ephesians 5:27 "He might present to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish."
2 Corinthians 11:2 "For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy, for I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."
2 Corinthians 6:17 "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord, do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."
The heart of modern Christianity is rooted in the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. All Jews were banned from Nicea. This was where a new Roman flavoured church was born. The early church was born in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Nicea banned the baptism of the Spirit and birthed an idolatrous church.
There are two women contrasted in the Revelation. The one is a beautiful woman in pure white, representing saved Israel. The other is a whore in scarlet riding a beast, filled with idolatry, representing the Catholic church and much of the modern church. Interestingly, the whore removed the feasts and changed the Sabbath, replacing them with idolatry and the woman in white does no such thing.
God will restore the church to the way it was before Nicea.
God will restore Israel to Himself:
Jeremiah 50:6 "My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray"
Jeremiah 31:10 "Here the word of the Lord O nations (Gentile) and declare it in the Isles afar off and say, 'He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him as a shepherd does his flock."
Hosea 14:4-8 "I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for my anger has turned away from him. I will be like the dew to Israel. He will grow like the lily and lengthen his roots like Lebanon. His branches shall spread. His beauty shall be like the olive tree...Ephraim shall say, what have we to do with idols anymore?"
Jeremiah 31:21 "Set up signposts, make landmarks; set your heart towards the highway, the way in which you went, turn back O virgin of Israel, turn back to these your cities."
Jeremiah 50:4-5 "In those days, the children of Israel shall come; with continual weeping they will come and seek the Lord their God. They shall ask the way to Zion saying 'Come let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that will not be forgotten."
Jeremiah15:19-21 "If you return, then I will bring you back; You shall stand before Me if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them and I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall and they will fight against you but will not prevail...I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked."
Jeremiah 31:28 "It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them (Israel) to pluck up to break down to throw down to destroy and to afflict, so I will watch over them to build and to plant says the Lord...Behold the days are coming says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah."
A new Temple will be built on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem very soon. For those interested in this great subject see www.templeinstitute.org
Here are some of the new Temple implements that have recently been made and are now waiting and ready for the coming Temple (below)
Isaiah 2:2-3 "It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on top of the mountain and shall be exalted above the hills and all nations shall flow to it. Many shall come and say, let us go up to the house of the God of Jacob..."
Interestingly when David liberated Jerusalem, it took one generation for the building of Solomon's Temple. Jerusalem was restored to Jewish control in 1967. It could be very soon until Temple construction. (See edition 5 for more)
The new church:
Here is a big shock for many. God is leaving you behind! Yes He is. He is moving forward with a truly wonderful new work.
Restoration must be to God's pattern and plan. His plan is to create one new glorious church that is not divided. It will be in unity, with those not in agreement left out. It will have all of the pagan, occult influences removed. It will be a church that is welcoming to the Jew and Hebraic in character. It will be just like the early church was before the advent of Constantine and the Catholics.
Jeremiah 6:16 "Stand in the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths where the good way is and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls."
The real Messianic movement consists of Jews and Gentiles. This is the Abrahamic expression of faith.
The true Messianic believer is trans-covenant, having both the old and new in operation. In the early church, Gentiles were never required to convert to Judaism. But they were Sabbath, Passover and feast observers. The Catholic church re-constructed the church led by Satan, to keep it separate from the Jews and to keep them out of the church. For many years the Jews and those who remained faithful to the pure doctrine of the early church were seen as "enemies of the empire".
There is big difference between legalistically keeping days and traditions and observing or honouring the days, feasts and convocations of the Lord. We don't come under a legalistic spirit, but we do what our Lord commands.
The true Messianic believer is God's new work. Members are Jews, Gentiles, ex-Muslims, Arabs, Zulus and everything in between. There is no single leader, organisation or central body. Some have tried to take control of it, but all have failed. The Holy Spirit Himself is building and leading this wonderful new expression of faith. Our source of unity is the Bible itself.
The Messianic movement is closely involved with the largest revival of Jews since the days of the early church. Never before have so many Jews come to know their Messiah and it's early days! Many Jews are finding that Yeshua / Jesus is not a Gentile false prophet.
When the Jews find out that Yeshua / Jesus never destroyed the Torah, but fulfilled it and kept all the feasts, Passover and the Sabbath and when they find out He was born on Sukkot and not on the Babylonian birthday of the sun, and when they find out that He was crucified on Passover...then they see with new eyes.
Many Jews will spit before walking into a church. Few will. They feel warmly welcome in Messianic fellowships.
The church is now being restored in preparation for the coming of Messiah, where He will enter Jerusalem through the Golden Gate and set up His rule and reign in the new rebuilt Temple.
The Catholic church had no authority to change the Sabbath and Passover to Easter (which is the name of a Babylonian sex-goddess) They had no authority to introduce Christ Mass and no authority to declare babies saved at infant baptism.
If your church leaves out a whole lot of Bible truth it is doing you a huge injustice. If it adds to it's gospel things not in the Bible or things commanded against in the Bible it is doing you an even greater injustice.
Revelation 22:18 "For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city and from the things written in this book.
Deuteronomy 4:2 "You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take away anything from it, that you may keep the commands of the Lord your God which I commanded you."
Today there is a great multitude of believers who are not happy in their traditional churches. Many don't know why. They just feel as though there is something missing. They are quite right. (By the way it's not just the traditional churches either!) The pastors and teachers are not preaching from the Bhagavad Gita. They use the Bible. But it's what is not being preached that's the problem.
Things commanded by our Lord have been ignored and things commanded against are observed.
The Messianic movement is far from perfect, but it rejects everything the Bible condemns and affirms what the Bible affirms. You can see this clearly by the fact that it is hated by those bound in tradition. The Messianic movement is like returning to your first love!
Isaiah 66:17 "Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves shall go to the gardens."
God is going to restore all things to the way they should be. What wonderful words those are. In the process God is going to destroy all things that offend and are wrong. It's going to happen in fullness.
The big question is; if it's going to happen , why wait, when there is so much that can be done now?
Well, you can wait if you like, but you will be delaying the inevitable! That's not very clever.
Some of course, won't change. They are bound in traditionalism. They are in God's way and will get run over.
Daniel 11:35 "Some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, and to make them white, until the time of the end; for it is still for the appointed time."
Daniel 12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise will understand."
Heaven or hell:
Dear old lady, you look as though life has given you a hard time. When you die it could get a lot harder, or it could be the greatest relief you could ever imagine! There's a new life waiting for you. God has an amazing plan for you even though your life is almost over. What a tragedy it would be if you miss that plan and it's glorious consequenses.
Hi Mam. Guess what? Your kingdom is about to be taken over. Yes it is and you will no longer be queen. Yeshua/Jesus is going to destroy your kingdom and take over complete ruler ship. He won't be ruling from Buckingham Palace either. Are you ready to receive Him at His coming? You may be queen, but you still need to get saved. If not you may find that your eternal abode is with Adolf, Mussolini, Napoleon and others. Wouldn't that be a turn of events!
Here is a beautiful painting by Rembrandt of Jeremiah the weeping prophet.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 64. 13th December 2010
In this edition:
●Why the unsaved are unsaved
Why the unsaved are unsaved:
This question has puzzled the minds of a great many believers in our Lord for a long time. Why is it that so many can't see what you see? Why is it that so many won't respond to the salvation call, when it's the most important issue of all time? Why is that so many can't see their coming horrific judgement?
These are some of the questions that we'll have a look at in this edition. This will clear up many of these mysteries.
Let's firstly identify what salvation is and isn't:
There's no formula for how salvation comes, but there are some essentials. Salvation is called the new birth. A natural birth happens at a point in time and space. The new birth is no different. The new birth is not becoming a believer. "Even the demons believe and shudder" says the Bible. It is a regeneration and re-creation of your spirit, as you, in all sincerity consciously invite the Lord into your heart. The new birth does not affect your mind or soul, that has to be "renewed daily with the Word" (Romans 12:2 ) This is after the new birth or spirit salvation. You then become more and more of a believer in the word of our Lord.
The new birth is exclusive. It comes only through the finished work of the cross of Calvary and the cleansing work of the shed blood of our Messiah. There are many fruits of salvation. If you are truly saved your life's direction will take a dramatic turn. You will be led by the new indwelling Spirit of God, now residing in your spirit. You will be led to renew your mind, forsake error and sin, follow and get to know our Lord as your own Father, Brother and best Friend.
The new birth is not deciding to be good. It is not based on works of any quantity or quality. It has nothing to do with social standing or lack of it. Works etc. come into play after salvation.
Main reasons why the unsaved are unsaved:
●Spiritual blindness caused by pride. ●Influence of crowd psychology. ●Demonic activity through generational curses. ●Hard hearts. ●Influence of Hollywood and celebrity and the love of evil. ●Disunity in the church and spineless evangelism. ●If there is a God, He loves everyone, so I'm okay ●Parents ●No preaching of the law. ●The removal of hell from modern preaching. ●Nations turning against God and Israel. ●Ignorance of the days of judgement.
Let's have a look at these in more detail:
People remain unsaved because they can't see kingdoms in conflict. They can't see the Kingdom of God. They have no spiritual eyes...they are truly blind.
John 3:3 "Unless you are born again you can't see the Kingdom of God."
Matthew 11:25-26 "I thank you Father Lord of heaven and earth because you have hidden these things from the wise and the prudent and have revealed them to babes." This section of scripture is headed "Woe to the impenitent cities." It means very clearly that the things of God are hidden to the rebellious and those that are wise in their own eyes. The term "babes" implies humility and trust.
The opposite view to the above verse is contained in Psalm 25:14 "The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him and He will show them His covenant."
John 14:17 "The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, for He will be with you and in you."
2 Corinthians 4:4 "The god of this world has blinded the minds of them that believe not, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God should shine in on them."
Isaiah 44:18 "They do not know nor understand for He has shut their eyes so that they can't see and shut and darkened their hearts so that they can't understand."
Daniel 12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand."
The above verses make it very clear why the unsaved are unsaved. They can't see into the spirit realm at all. They can't see or understand real truth. They can't because both God and the god of this world, Satan has blinded them. As such they can't see their need for salvation or their coming ride to hell.
The answer is to let them know why they can't see and what the solution is. If an unsaved person understands why he can't see what you do, or why he needs salvation, then the door to his salvation has just opened. The Lord needs just a small crack in the door of the person's heart to enter in with salvation. Many people don't know the truth because they don't want to. There is no crack in the door for God to get in with the smallest morsel of truth.
You can't make a blind person see. Only God can, but now you know and the individual knows why he is in such a state. The answer is contained in this simple verses..."You must be born again."
Once a person is born again, the Holy Spirit moves into that person's heart and God now opens their spiritual eyes, but there is still an ongoing work which needs to be done as we follow our Lord. After salvation we need to be equipped with the gifts of the Spirit of God so that we can then see the road ahead. We need the gifts of the Spirit to be effective in our walk and calling and to see the blinding work of the devil.
John 16:13 "When He the Spirit of truth has come He will lead you into all truth."
John 18:37 "...Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."
Spiritual blindness is always related to pride, self righteousness or self assurance. The Bible says that "God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble." (James 4:6)
●Influence of crowd psychology
Many people are unsaved because so many others are. It's comfort in numbers or crowd-think! The tragedy of so many people is that they don't question. They follow the masses like blind rats. It's a very powerful force. Let me tell you that it's an enormously liberating thing to turn your back on crowd-think and the traditions of man! To get out of that blinding position releases you to salvation and to be an instrument in God's hands.
Lots of people in a sinking boat doesn't mean the boat's not sinking!
There is a great danger in thinking that the new emergent norm is right, because it's popular. On a personal note I have little respect for blind crowd followers. Mavericks, oddballs risk-takers and those who stand out from the crowd...now that's a different story!
Let me assure you that seeking God for salvation and getting to know Him afterwards is a lonely journey. No one can do it for you, but it is so, so, so worth it!
The masses are going further and further off track and more deeply into darkness. You need to turn and go against this flow.
●Demonic activity through generational curses.
The English word 'culture' is not found in the Bible, but nevertheless it's derived from original words meaning collective or group 'work' and 'worship' So the word itself includes within its meaning, the works that a group of people do and the collective worship. This is what identifies and defines a culture of people.
In numerous passages of scripture we see that God deals with people as individuals and as a nation or ethnic people group. In the Bible the word 'nation' is derived from the original word 'ethnos' which means ethnic group.
There are many verses of scripture relating to illegitimate culture or worship. In some of these verses God curses these groups down through many generations. This is why some ethnic groups just can't lift themselves up out of poverty and continuing witchcraft.
This is where the true call of the evangelist and mission worker comes into play. We've seen so many wonderful examples of entire tribes, or people-groups coming out of their witchcraft into salvation, as the generation curses get broken.
I've personally worked on many mission trips, some of the most exciting were to the Kung bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Botswana. I've personally been involved in deliverance ministry and teaching out in desert outposts. Over the years and after many trips, we built and set up a Bible school in a desert village, which led to many converts coming to know the ways of our Lord much more deeply. Today the whole region is Christian, with churches in every single village.
These wonderful people, who were once devil worshippers, are now spreading the gospel in their land and into neighbouring Namibia.
Spiritual warfare through the gifts of the Spirit is an absolutely essential tool required for evangelism and ministry into cultures and nations dominated by witchcraft.
●Influence of Hollywood, celebrity and the love of evil.
John 3:19 "This is the condemnation that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."
As regular readers know, I have a particular hatred for Hollywood, celebrity, and modern entertainment. Hollywood and the entertainment world always presents a terribly distorted view of God's truth, but it's much worse than that; Hollywood presents a world which to many is the desirable norm. ●Please read edition 23 titled; "The power of the media."
Just in case you were wondering, the last movie I went to was in 1980.
People essentially love Hollywood because they love evil. They glorify sin, and rebellion to God with no restraint. Sin has become so acceptable and normal that people think they don't need salvation. Celebrity is their god.
Isaiah 5:20 "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil and who put darkness for light and light for darkness...woe to those who are wise in their own eyes." This is speaking of those who neutralise values and make it all normal and acceptable.
Malachi 2:17 "You have wearied the Lord with your words...in that you say, everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord and He delights in them."
These people are bound in the world of self-seeking and materialism. It is their god.
Romans 2:8 "Self seekers don't obey the truth".
1 Timothy 4:1-2 "The Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy having their own conscience seared with a hot iron."
A seared conscience is a very dangerous thing. You don't respond properly to normal inputs. You become more and more non-emotional and cold to all manner of evils. The way you 'sear' your conscience is by continuously turn to sin and ignoring the consequences.
Sin then becomes the new normal, it then becomes right in your eyes. "There is pleasure in sin for a season only" says the Bible. Then you need to turn up the heat and sin more and more to get the same kick. This hardens your heart to God, His ways and word.
People with hardened hearts are very difficult to reach with the gospel. In a sense they're psychopathic.
Hollywood, celebrity and the like, over time, opens your eyes to darkness and makes you one with the world system, its ways and it's god.
I vividly recall many years ago, when one of my spiritual fathers, Derek Prince said that he would never set foot in a movie-house ever again after being offended by a string of blasphemy and foul language mixed together. He never did.
●No preaching of the law.
Galatians 3:24-25 "The law is our schoolmaster to lead us to Christ, that we may be justified by faith, but after faith has come, we are no longer under the schoolmaster."
Of course, I'm not suggesting coming under a legalistic form of religion. In fact all religion is a satanic counterfeit. Religion is based on law and works, to please an angry God. Biblical Christianity is based on faith and grace. But law has a vital place in identifying sin. If there is no law there is no sin and salvation is not required. You can't get fined for breaking a law that doesn't exist.
The Ten Commandments (all ten) brings understanding of what holiness is and what sin is and the need for salvation by faith. It is a schoolmaster to lead us to Christ. Today, the Ten Commandments are a dead tombstone with some half-obscured, forsaken, old-fashioned, lichen-covered unclear words on it.
People have no interest in salvation because they don't see the need for it. The church has removed the preaching of the law. There is no "schoolmaster to lead them to Christ." They are left hell-bound because the church has capitulated to the devil.
I'm so thankful that I cut my spiritual teeth on old-school hell-fire and brimstone preaches. We don't have them today, because it's not a popular message. The interesting thing is that these old-school hell-preachers had real authority and real converts. Today their material is even more relevant.
A further damaging result of the removal of the preaching of the law is in the arsing of unrestrained wickedness in society.
Proverbs 28:4" If you forsake the law you will praise the wicked."
What a shocking verse that is, and how true it is in almost all sectors of society.
The law has a further purpose in identifying God's holiness and purity. If you cast down the law, you have a god that can fit any image created by you!
Hosea 4:1-2 "There is no truth, or mercy, or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint with bloodshed after bloodshed."
●Disunity in the church, error and spineless evangelism.
When a worldly self-orientated spirit is in the church, that church is powerless to break that same power in unbelievers. They render the salvation of the world impossible. When the church is a friend of the world, it gives it a false hope.
All of the unsaved are on the verge of hell and in an infinitely greater danger than they can imagine. The unbeliever must be made to feel distressed and guilty. Relieving this without repentance endangers that person greatly.
The anxious sinner must not be comforted with sweet promises of heaven. He must be taught to repent and seek Christ.
Psalm 119:53 "Horror has taken hold of me because of the wicked that forsake your word." Are you horrified at the wickedness of the world in all its ways? If not, forget about trying to get people saved, because you are on their territory! Is your church leader horrified at the world?
When the world grows darker its only because the light is growing dimmer!
The unsaved are affected by the conviction of truth in believers.
Today's poofta pastors teach that God loves the sinner so much they have nothing to fear. The weak divided church declares to unbelievers that there is no truth in the gospel by their compromise with the world
Today we lack true apostolic authority in the church.
The five-fold ministry gifts of the Spirit which are supposed to be in operation in the church have been neglected and watered down.
The ministry office of evangelism and missionary work is all but dead in most churches. I say this just after seeing off 16 of my fellow workers at the airport on a ministry trip to Egypt, Israel and India for seven weeks. Most are young guys and girls, but all were filled with such enthusiasm and a passion for the lost.
The blasphemous doctrine of devils inflicted upon much of Christendom by the Catholic church, that salvation comes through infant baptism has caused many to erroneously believe that they are saved. The satanically inspired belief that salvation comes by church membership is just as wrong.
Mark 7:13 "You make the word of God of no effect by your traditions handed down".
The divine authority of our Jewish Messiah has been watered down. The image that most have of our Lord is of some happy blue-eyed, blond Norwegian, just like the picture on many walls. An unholy, jolly, fat, satanic slob in a Coca Cola suit, called Santa has more influence than the truth of the holy Bible. Mysticism and variable-value philosophy has crept in un-noticed.
The great tragedy of a church in chaos, disunity and Bible-forsaken half-baked doctrine is that it's all responsible for a great many going to hell.
For revival to take place there must first be revival within the church. It must be restored to it's Biblical pattern.
The big answer is not to pray for the unsaved, but for the church to repent and return to the Bible in all it's ways.
●If there is a God, He loves everyone, so I'm okay:
Many think that they're okay. They think that God is their servant and puppet on a string. They have become God's editor. The consensus view is that there is a little bit of truth in every religion, so all are legitimate. The modern view is that the world is too large for just one religion, so tolerance of all is needed. Tolerance is the chant of the modernist.
"Tolerance is the virtue of people without convictions or morality." - English novelist
The realm of variables values is the dwelling place of tolerance. Of course tolerance is a Biblical notion in certain circumstances. It can be a bridge to the unsaved. Jesus extended forgiveness to the woman caught in adultery. But He never became tolerant of adultery. He called it sin and demanded repentance. Walking in love doesn't mean bowing to and accepting the sin of the world.
Tolerance comes disguised as relevance to the modern world.
Tolerance is the last virtue of a collapsing society.
Tolerance and moral bankruptcy are twins.
Modern spineless preaching has become tolerant of a great many evils. This creates the idea that God accepts anything and everything.
Tolerance does not bring people to repentance. After all why repent if the variable values of the world are okay.
One day when the unsaved stand before God in judgement, perhaps they should ask Him to be tolerant. He will say: "I was so tolerant, I sent My own Son to take your place in judgement on the cross." "You rejected My tolerance and now you want Me to be tolerant with you?" "Sorry, I can't do that, it's too late"
Compromise and tolerance is not love, it's hatred in action.
●The removal of hell from modern preaching
There are three times more Bible verses dealing with hell than heaven. Hell, the devil, Satan and demons are unfashionable in today's preaching. That doesn't change the truth at all or make any of them go away. Tragically, what it does do is blind people to the devil. It blinds people to an eternal destiny so horrific it's difficult to comprehend. The fear of hell is as necessary and healthy as the fear of God.
You can cast down truth that you deem objectionable, but you are a fool if you do so.
Actually, nobody ever casts down the truth! It will ultimately cast you down!
Interfering with God's truth will injure you supremely.
The removal of hell from the preaching of many churches today is a cursed lie born in hell. It's the most cruel, evil deception ever to come from the heart of Satan!
No preaching of eschatology (end-times) in the larger sense, which includes much on hell , has severe consequences for all, but especially the unsaved.
Many will go to hell because their parents led and paved the way. Modern liberal parents, your anger is now going to boil over! You can get angry with me, but your fury would be better aimed at God.
Proverbs 13:24 "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly".(lit- early in life)
Proverbs 23:13 "Do not withhold correction (a beating) from a child...for if you do, you will deliver his soul from hell."
Proverbs 25:28 "Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down without walls."
The above verses speak of the fact that an undisciplined child will not have borders. In fact he will very likely grow up with the borderless, non-judgemental view of the parents, that all religions are equally valid. Discipline assists in delivering a soul from hell! If you don't like that argue with God. He wrote that verse, not me. But understand that you are gambling your child with the devil...Not very cleaver!
Marriage is typed with the new birth in a few passages of scripture. Today betrayal, divorce and such things, teach the kids that permanence is a joke and everything is variable.
●Nations turning against God and Israel
Genesis 12:3 "I will bless those that bless you (Israel) and curse those that curse you."This is an age old principle which is just as valid. Today it extends into God's work relating to Israel's return and coming redemption.
Isaiah 11:11 "It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord will set His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people...He will set up a banner for the nations and will assemble the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth."
A banner is some big sign flying in your face. God's banner is the re-gathering and restoration of the Jews. Those churches teaching replacement theology with themselves on the banner are in fact responsible for the many in the nations not being saved.
Here are some verses relating to the nation at large:
Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."
Proverbs 28:28 "When the wicked arise, men hide themselves, but when they perish the righteous increase."
Proverbs 29:2 "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan."
Isaiah 60:12 "The nation that won't serve You shall perish."
●Ignorance of the days of judgement:
Obviously the classic example here is Noah and Lot. Both warned the people of impending judgement and they were ignored. That didn't make the judgement go away. Ignoring warnings changes nothing. The days of Noah and Lot are compared to today in numerous scriptures.
Acts 20:31 "Watch and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears."
Time is short. We are now in the time period just before the most monumental judgements the world has ever seen or ever will. Our Messiah is coming soon. He's not coming as a lamb with forgiveness. He is coming as a lion, with the sword of eternal judgement.
I once saw a skydiver die right in front of me. She spent her last seconds desperately trying to get her reserve chute out. We did many jumps together, I knew her well and knew she wasn't saved! In my days as a war correspondent, I saw many people die violently right in front of me. I have a file of hundreds of pictures I did of terrible violent deaths in wars I covered around the world. How many were saved? Who knows, but not the majority.
The point is that neither you nor I, knows how or when we will die. You may be lucky and die after a terminal illness, giving you plenty of time to make right with God. But what if you die in a split second?
The issue is that judgement follows death weather you believe it or not.
R.I.P. is the greatest lie of all time for the unsaved. "There will be no peace for the wicked"...ever! (Isaiah 48:22) The rich man in hell cries out in torment to have just a finger dipped in water, to touch his tongue and cool it down, but it's too late for him. (Luke 16:19-24) Please don't think that this is just some old Bible parable. Even if it is, what do you think it means? Don't gamble with eternity. Don't gamble with the devil...you will lose.
Death outside of our Lord is a frightful, final reality!
The answer is very simple, but a long way off for many. To be saved, you need to want to. You need to come to God in genuine repentance and humility. That's it plain and simple. If you are sincere in this, then you will get saved and then begins a whole new identity crisis, but it's a glorious identity crisis. Your identity changes internally the moment you are saved but mind renewal and following our Lord changes you into a whole new person as you go.
Much needs to be changed, forsaken and replaced, but with our wonderful Saviour leading the way from within your heart, and offering forgiveness as you go, what an incredible journey!
Revival is coming on a large scale in spite of the troubles around us. Let me share with you a fact: Most people have a very keen interest in their future. The whole subject of eschatology (end times) is a very powerful tool of evangelism. Many may not believe in the Lord, but a great many will listen to you. This is often the crack in the door for God to get into their lives with salvation.
The incredible shock awaiting the unsaved is far too great to contemplate. Shock, horror, tears, screams, weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth are some of the expressions used in the Bible for the unsaved on their judgement day.
The modern church has removed much Biblical truth from its doctrine. It has added much error in its place. It has rendered real revival all but impossible. Much of the modern church has become spineless and weak. The results are as frightening for the leaders as they are for the unsaved who would otherwise be saved.
Oh yes there is going to be a mighty revival soon, but the shock for many ministers is that they won't partake in it. God is raising up new blood!
Of course God has a glorious successful true church that will endure and do His work well. The gates of hell will not prevail against it. But it's most certainly not the whole church.
The good news is that God is still in control and His wonderful word will endure and be completely fulfilled. Heaven and hell are approaching fast. There is great safety in God presence, word and ways.
Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as a witness against you that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing therefore chose life."
Daniel 12:3 "Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the firmament and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever."
2 Corinthians 5:11 "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men."
Heaven or hell:
Young woman, you're raising your hands to our Lord after bowing your heart and life to Him first. Raised hands are also a sign of surrender. No clenched fists holding onto defiance here. Open hands in worship are also a sign of a heart open to our Lord and His word. In many ways woman, you are like a young child, dependant on her parents. This is the safe way to heaven.
You know, the tragic thing about your traditional masks and dress is they don't keep demons away as you think they do. They are a sign that you are one with the demonic world. You do this because it's your culture! Your culture is doomed. Only our the risen Messiah can act on your behalf to clean you up of devils and demons. But you need to get saved first!
Here is the one and only answer for the unsaved...the cross of Calvary This painting was done by post-impressionist Paul Gauguin
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!