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19th July 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
“Expectation”: One simply little word with so much meaning!
Bible prophecy creates in us great expectation and excitement and hope. It brings things from the spiritual dimension into reality.
But as you can imagine, it does the opposite when the expectation is built on false prophecy, error and pure lies. It then all works in reverse. The failure kills the expectation, the excitement and hope. It actually goes much further in wrecking evangelism and other related Christian issues.
So when these Christian counterfeits come up with all these new dates for the rapture and others things found in prophecy, do they think of the damage they are causing to others? Of course not! – All they think of is themselves on a pedestal.
Rather than enhancing the gospel, they are attacking it!
Well, we have just had the giant failure of the July 17th 2019 rapture predictions made by many of those who published You Tube videos and teachings on how “for certain” this was! “It’s 100% for sure,” they said. “The Lord told me” they said. “I had a dream about it” they said. The rapture is July 17th2019 they assured all their gullible fans.
Their evidence was of course totally shockingly inadequate, superficial and absurd, to say the least!
The problem is their influence on the weak and gullible.
Let me clarify my position on the rapture again. Firstly I which it was yesterday!
►I believe that the most possible scenario is on the Feast of Trumpets. This would be one in which the other prophecies on the ground all dovetail. The Feast of Trumpets qualifies because it is the only one of the seven that could start over one of two days. Remember the Hebrew idiom and name for the Feast of Trumpets: “The Feast of which no one knows the day or hour!” This is because “No one knows the day or hour of the New Moon’s sighting. It does not mean: “No one knows the time!”
There are many other amazing aspects to The Feast of Trumpets and its associated meanings and applications, which I deal with as we get closer. But again, I say, there are many things that must be dovetailing together, otherwise – back to the drawing board!
With all of these date-setting failures in mind and the multitude of other attacks on Christians and the word of God, it has and will thrive until its grand conclusion!
Just think of it: Christianity began with 12 ordinary people, they were all martyred for their faith. The gospel spread around the world at lightning speed, and is still doing so today. And yes you are one of the participants of it all.
- Heaven is already rejoicing at your coming! (Luke 15:7)
- Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming...” Isaiah 14:9
You will receive a welcome into eternity! Which of the two verses above will be your welcome?
When the good news of the Kingdom arrives it marches in and kills the evil spirits of witchcraft and creates and makes new communities of glory growing forever outwards.
Do not grow discouraged by failed date-setters. Protect your faith and strengthen it. Keep your expectations and hope high. Be very discerning. Be holy now.
Revelation 22:11 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still: He who is filthy, let him be filthy still. He who is righteous, let him be righteous still. He who is holy, let him be holy still.”
Edition 41. June 8th 2010
In this edition:
●What people are saying about the coming of our Messiah
In the next Edition:
●Some surprising and shocking facts and revelations on the arising of the antichrist.
Recent news items of prophetic significance.
●Junior antichrist, Obama calls for new world order, but calls it a "new international order" In a speech at West Point he said that "the US would take a predominant role". No I'm not calling him the antichrist, just one in the spirit of antichrist! He is most certainly leading the US to a date with the devil!
●Iran announced that it will escort its own aid ships to Gaza. This will dramatically increase tension and place Israel in a very awkward situation and could lead to major conflict. Amos 1:6 "For the transgressions of Gaza I will not turn away it's punishment...I will send a fire on Gaza...and I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod." (Ashdod is a neighbouring city) We could be on the verge of another war in the region.
●Israel sends nuclear missile submarines to location off Iran coast in Persian Gulf. They will remain there for an extended period.
●Iran now has over two tons of enriched uranium says the IAEA (Jerusalem Post 1st June) This grade of enrichment is useless for nuclear power generation. It's enough for two nuclear warheads.
●The recent incident with Israel and the flotilla of ships headed for Gaza has far reaching prophetic implications. It will strain and alienate some of Israel's alliances, specifically Turkey, Israel's only Muslim ally. This would complete the alignment for the big war spoken of in Ezekiel 38 & 39.
●The IAEA says Syria is involved in secret nuclear experiments and refuses to co-operate with the IAEA.
●Global economic collapse is coming. US debt level increases by $5 billion per day under Obama, 3 times the Bush rate. European debt crisis worsens. The UK is on the brink of financial disaster and Japan is ready for meltdown! When these dominos from hell begin tumbling and knocking on, there will be no place to hide!
● Stupid US bankers and the just as stupid sub-prime system caused the first world credit crisis. Now we have the deadly European disease of debt caused by stupid politicians spreading worldwide like dominos. The world economy is on a knife edge again without the introduction of a new war with Iran and Israel, which would send the oil price skyrocketing. This would cripple the fragile world economy. It's coming!
●The premier of China has just warned that the economic troubles in Europe will cause another world recession. He said that the world needs to come together as one to come with solutions.
●G20 nations meet and fail to decide on a global bank tax rate and other global-economy rescue mechanisms.
●The highly secretive Bilderberg Group met in Spain on the weekend to discus ways to steer the world economy into a new recession. Their aim is to destabilise the world so that they can then bring in a new global currency, treasury and government. Here are the names of participants in the meeting which was leaked to certain sources: Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Chairman of Barclays, Chairman of The Washington Post, ING Chairman, Alcoa Chairman, Chairman of Google, Spain's Prime minister, Greek finance minister. US attorney General US Economic Council director and other financiers, professors and bankers.
● Time and again its been proven that big government and floating paper money are failures. This is why central banks and governments hate gold. It's essentially out of their reach!
Now is not the time to be ignorant of at least the basics of Bible prophecy!!
What teachers and preachers say about the coming of our Lord.
The reason many people don't like the subject of the coming of our Lord is because He is not their Lord and a fearful judgement awaits them. Our Lord will intervene in the affairs of every human being and every aspect of the world at His return. A pre-tribulation rapture means the horrors of tribulation will unfold on those left behind. At the second coming Yeshua / Jesus will destroy the entire world system and supernaturally restore the earth to the way it was before the Adamic fall.
Both the rapture and the second advent are a blessing of monumental proportions for the believer and the start of untold horrors for the world and those who reject our Lord. Of course it's a despised subject by the world.
The great tragedy of our day is that very few believers know our Lord deeply. Yes they know certain limited things about Him but no more. To many believers He is an inconvenient interference. They are in love with the world and its god Hollywood, it's music and ways in general. Their hero's are hell-bound celebrities. Their life's motivation is to have fun. Yes they're in 'fellowship', but only to have a jolly good time of fun, fun and more fun. Too many believers are completely ignorant of the scriptures and know little about the risen Christ. They are in greater danger than they imagine.
For believers that know our Lord, there is nothing as valuable and precious as withdrawing from time to time into the secret place of God's presence. Many superficial, worldly believers only withdraw deeper into the world and its ways...right into the grip of Satan.
At the coming of our Lord a terrifying, fearful judgement falls on the world and its ways; believe it or not. Great deceptions will fall and entrap those who are in love with world.
I don't normally give a lot of weight to wide and varied opinions on eschatology (end time events) I've studied the subject thoroughly since the late 70s and my mind is settled. But this presentation should help you and lead you in this wonderful subject. Sometimes it's very helpful to see truth and error together. It teaches us how and why some have gone wrong and allows us to see the truth raised up like a banner above everything else.
With this in mind I want to discuss the various common beliefs and widely held views on the timing of our Lord's coming. There are also many fringe views out there which I will not even consider.
Complex elaborate calculations to come up with a date for the return of the Lord are a waste of time. Quite simply there are too many variables. For example, which calendar are you using. The Hebrew one has 360 days to a year. Have you taken leap years into account. have you taken the into account the changes made to the various calendars over time. (250 days were dropped from the Hebrew calendar) Are you using the lunar calendar? Can you see the dilemma. This is why there are so many views and different dates!
But all is not lost. The answer lies in very simple logic! There are some things we can be very sure of and other not.
●No one knows the time of the Lord's coming so don't bother trying!
This is the most widely held and disseminated view amongst Christendom. It's a lie perpetuated by deceived, blind guides, which is complete error. It's the view of almost all of the denominational (divided) churches, die-hard traditionalists and the view of many of the unsaved.
The Bible does not say "no one knows the time" It actually commands us to "know the time"! Isn't that a surprise?
This view is originated in one great misconception and error. In fact it shows that it's adherents don't know how to read, or couldn't be bothered and have just regurgitated the hogwash they've been taught.
Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only." This teaches that know one will know the exact time. The verse doesn't say..."no one knows the time". It says "the day and hour", which is a specific point in time!
Lets go a few verses up to Matthew 24: 32 - 34 "Now LEARN this parable from the fig tree (Israel) When it's branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves you know that summer is near. So also when you see all these things, KNOW that it is near, even at the door. Assuredly I say to you, this generation shall by no means pass away until all these things are fulfilled." The words in caps (LEARN and KNOW are a specific command in the original. It's like a military command. So what this is saying is...I COMMAND YOU TO KNOW THE TIME!
There's no doubt that the fig tree is Israel. This can be found in many other verses of scripture, there is no dispute here at all. So the above verse is saying that when Israel blossoms or becomes a nation again, the generation that sees these things will be the one that will see the coming of the Lord.
Luke 21:29-32 Look at the fig tree, when it is already budding, you see and KNOW that summer is near. So likewise when you see all these things happening, KNOW that the Kingdom of God is near, assuredly I say to you that this generation will by no means pass away until all these things are fulfilled. Verse 24 in this discourse includes the restoration of Jerusalem (1967) into the "all things happening"
We could safely say from these verses of scripture that we need to know the time of these things.
There are many other verses of scripture that command us to "watch and pray" and "be watchful". If its impossible to know the time, how can you be watchful?
One of the most powerful parables relating to the coming of the Lord is parable of the ten virgins in Mathew 25. The short story is this. Ten virgins (a type for believers) go out to meet the Bridegroom. Five foolish don't take enough oil and five wise do. The call goes out..."The Bridegroom is coming" The five foolish get locked out while the five wise go in to the marriage feast.
In the tradition of the day a person would go onto the roof of the home with the bride inside, to watch for the coming of the bridegroom. They didn't know exactly when he would arrive which is why they went up to watch for the arrival. (In the tradition it was the bridegroom who would come to the awaiting bride, not like our weddings today). Obviously the watchmen didn't go up to the roof and wait for months or years. They knew more or less when the bridegroom would come. Verse 13 says "Watch therefore, for you know not the day or hour in which the Son of Man is coming." Again, this is a very specific point in time and not the general time. It does not say no one knows the time!
1Thesselonians 5: 1-5 "Concerning the times and seasons, you have no need that I should write you, for you know that the Day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night...but you brethren are not in darkness that this day should overtake you as a thief. Verse 9 "For God did not appoint us unto wrath." The tribulation period is also called "the wrath of God"
This verse clearly teaches that those who watch will not be caught out like a thief!
Believers who don't believe in the imminent return of our Lord are always half-baked. They can never set their eyes on things above and are always worldly.
●The Lord is returning in 1000, 1988, 2000 (and others past dates)
These were obviously all wrong because we are well past the dates. They all had certain aspects of scripture to back their views, but did not have the whole picture. For example one view was that the rapture would occur in 1988 because that was 40 years after Israel became a nation in 1948.
They believed that a generation was 40 years long and that our Lord would return at the end of the generation that saw Israel become a nation. They were right about the scripture which proclaims that the generation that sees all these things, (Israel's nationhood) will be the last. They were wrong about a generation being 40 years long.
There is no 40- year Bible generation. That comes from Psalm 95:10 "For 40 years I was grieved with that generation...so I swore that would not enter my rest." This does not mean a generation is 40 years.
There were many who believed the Lord would come in the year 2000. They had no scriptural backing at all. They simply thought that the new millennium would be it. Some thought that this was the 6000-year mark from Adam. In the year 1000 people also ran out expecting to see the Lord. They had no scriptural backing either.
It's very important not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Because some were wrong, that in no way negates the command of God to watch and look for the coming of the Lord. There is a powerful evil spiritual force with many deadly spiritual implications behind not being watchful.
Be careful that you don't become what the Bible calls an "end time scoffer" because some were wrong.
●The Lord is returning in November 2010
This is a fairly widely held view in some circles. It is based on some very elaborate calculations and presumptions. I have little interest in these very stretched calculations. There are too many variables. I would not give this view much attention.
●The Lord is returning in 2012
This is a widely held view. It has little scriptural backing. It's main claim to fame is that this is when the Mayan calendar ends. Adherents to this view also cite various Nostradamus predictions and the work of Hollywood. None of these are scriptural and in fact have more satanic and witchcraft origins than anything else. Its interesting that the devil worshipping Mayan people were destroyed many years ago. Why we should we give any authority to them?
Personally, I would totally reject with contempt anything and everything that Hollywood says or does. If you believe or receive anything rooted in Hollywood you deserve to be deceived.
●The Lord is returning in 2011.
This view is gaining momentum today and is possibly correct. (Note I said possibly)
God does many things in a orderly manner. It is His nature to warn of impending judgement. He did this succinctly and exactly many times before. He warned exactly when the flood of Noah would begin. The Bible says that the Lord does nothing unless He reveals it to His servants the prophets first.
The seven feasts of the Lord:
The first four feasts of the Lord relate undeniably to and correspond with the first coming of our Lord. This was no accident! There is continuing, deep significance to the final three feats of the Lord. It is not surprising then that the final three relate to and teach of the Second Coming and surrounding events. It is also no accident that there is a long period of time separating the first four from the final three. This speaks of the gap in the 70-week prophecy of Daniel also called the church age.
The feast of trumpets (also called Rosh Hashanah) is the only one which is celebrated on the sighting of the new moon. This feast has traditionally been called the "the feast of which no one knows the day or hour". This is because historically no one knew exactly or precisely when the new moon would appear. Of course they did know within a short time. In Jewish tradition, as soon as the new moon is sighted, a long trumpet blast is sounded after a series of shorter blasts. This is called the last trumpet. The trumpet signifies a call to repentance and also a sign of impending judgement.
The trumpet blast at the start of Rosh Hashanah also kicks off the High Holy Days called The Days of Awe or the Days of Repentance. It's also a time when the Jews seek forgiveness and reconciliation and also the time when they believe God writes their names in the Book of Life. This is according to common belief and practice.
Rosh Hashanah is also called Yom Teruah or the Day of Awakening. The Bible teaches that the Jews will be brought back into their land in blindness until their awakening.
Yet another name for Rosh Hashanah is Yom Hakesh, which means the day of hiding or the hidden day. It is hidden from Satan and all his followers! This also has reference to the 'hiding' of true believers at the rapture.
Traditionally the feast of trumpets also commemorates the creation of Adam on the sixth day, just before the seventh day of rest, which is a type of the millennium. The symbolism here is rich.
This day is also traditionally the birthday of Noah and was also the day Noah and his family entered the Ark, just before the judgement began falling. (Genesis 7 to 8)
This feast of trumpets is also the day of the "assembling of God's elect". It was also used for the announcement of the coming of a king.
There are far too many issues here for all of this to be coincidence! No, my friends, our Lord will begin the tribulation period on the feast of trumpets. Can you see the importance? Just have a look at the image below. We are now in the middle. The three final feasts have NOT yet been fulfilled! They will be fulfilled as accurately and consistently as the first three
One thing we can be sure of is that the tribulation will start on a Feast of Trumpets, but which one? This we can't be absolutely sure of, but we can be quite sure.
Israel became a nation in 1948. Jesus says that the generation that sees Israel become a nation again will be the last. Psalm 90:10 speaks of a generation being 70 years long. So quite simply, we add 70 to 1948 and come to the year 2018. This would be the end of the tribulation and time of the second coming. Then we need to come forward seven years for the tribulation, which brings us to 2011. Will the tribulation begin on the Feast of Trumpets 2011? Quite possibly.
The Feast of Trumpets 2011 will be on September 28th. Am I setting that date? No I'm setting today's date to watch and pray and be ready!
At the time of the coming of the Lord, many faithful believers both Jew and gentile will be ready and not be surprised. The dead and deceived church will not be ready. They will be yelling..."No one knows the time" while they continue to worship the gods of the world.
A blood moon is a total lunar eclipse, which sees the moon glow red for a short time. NASA's website offers the timeline for eclipses of the moon. There is an extremely rare phenomenon of four consecutive lunar eclipses known as a tetrad (blood moons). All four of these occur between 2014 and 2015. This would be the half way mark through the tribulation if it started in 2011.
Revelation 6:12 "Behold when he had opened the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake and the sun became black as sackcloth and the moon became as blood."
The opening of this seal is somewhere in the middle of the tribulation.
But the argument against this is that the moon turning red in colour occurs with the sun becoming black as sackcloth. Both of these phenomenon's could easily be caused by ash clouds or something in the atmosphere at the time. They could also be purely supernatural events. I present the blood moons simply as a point of interest, nothing more.
Some pointers towards a pre-tribulation rapture:
1Thesselonians 5:1-9 "Concerning the times and the seasons brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night...but you brethren are not in darkness that this Day should overtake you as a thief."
Isaiah 26: 19 20 " Your dead shall live, together with my dead body they shall arise...Come My people enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you....until the indignation is past, for behold the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth."
Psalm 27: 5 "For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle, in His secret place He will hide me."
Zephaniah 2: 3 "Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger."
1 Thessalonians 1:10 "Who delivers us from the wrath to come."
1 Thessalonians 5: 9 "For God has not appointed us to wrath."
Revelation 3:10 "I will keep you from the hour of testing that will come upon the whole world."
Did God warn of and give time frames for previous big judgements?
Its really not in God's nature to catch us out or to catch His own family off-guard. But it's also not His fault if His people ignore His warnings!
It would really be out of character for God not to give us time-warnings of the coming tribulation.
God informed Noah of His intention to destroy the world with a flood, 120 years before it occurred. He also gave Noah the means of escape. The Bible says that Noah entered the ark seven days before the flood started, while everyone was carrying on life regardless. Noah's name mean "rest". Isn't that amazing. Rest while floating above God's judgment! That alone is a good defence of the pre-tribulation rapture position.
Before the fiery judgement and destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, God warned Lot and his wife and told them to get out before the judgment came.
There are many other examples of God warning of impending judgement within time frames. These two, Noah and Lot are both connected with the Second Coming, so it would not be surprising that God would give us a time-warning for the coming tribulation.
By the way, the Second Coming, right at the end of the tribulation will be on a day known to anyone who's interested. The days of the tribulation are numbered in both Daniel and Revelation. So once it starts, all you need to do is tick off the days!
"There is one glaring observation here. This is it: The three views, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are not far apart are they? Of course only one could be right if any, but either way...time is very short indeed.
Slight differences should not cause you to throw the baby out with the bathwater. They should inspire you to get ready and be ready and live as though our Messiah was coming tomorrow! If one or two of the views is wrong; so what? You've lost nothing, in fact if you've prepared your heart, you've gained. If one is wrong that does NOT negate God's word and command to watch!
When the 1988 bunch were found to be wrong in 1989, that caused me to look for the reasons why they were wrong and to carry on looking!! That will forever be my position and attitude! Its worth remembering that those who say, "where is the hope of His coming, everything will carry on as always" are condemned by our Lord.
It's very important to let the Bible say what it says and not try to foist into it personal beliefs, especially complex rather stretched presumptions. It must be kept simple.
I would rather be watching, ready and wrong than blind, deceived, not ready and full of the world's ways thank you!
Psalm 111: 2 "The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them."
Heaven or hell:
Young woman, Jesus is coming soon, do you know that? If you knew that you would need to appear in court, wouldn't you prepare beforehand? You can chose now. If you join our Lord's family now you will escape coming judgement. The judgment and resulting resurrection that came upon our Lord at Calvary, will be imputed to you. If you reject Him, a terrible judgement and fiery end awaits you!
Old man you can be made new again. If you accept our Lord you will walk with Him in glory. You'll receive a new body just like that of our Lord. It will be eternally young! Eternity is a long time to regret making the right choice!
In closing here is a woodcut by Gustav Dore entitled 'Paradise lost' (Thanks to the Adelaide University Library.)
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 40. May 19th 2010
In this edition:
●Wise words of old (part 2)
Recent news items of prophetic significance.
●Time magazine says "Hezbollah prepares for new war." Zechariah 11:1 "Open your doors O Lebanon that the fire may devour your cedars" It's been reported in various media of the Middle East that Russia has been arming Syria and Hezbollah of late.
●Next round of Islamic terror to hit the west soon...very soon!
●Netanyahu tells parliament: "Jerusalem and its Hebrew alternative name 'Zion' appears 850 times in the Bible. He said "It is our Biblical, eternal and indivisible capital."
●Muslim politicians and clerics issued dire warnings: "Save Jerusalem from the Jewish threat!" "Save the the Mosque of Al Aksa from destruction!" "Construction of the Third Temple is a Jewish conspiracy to control the world!" From their point of view, the Third Temple is a recipe for the Third World War. (Israel Today)
●European powerbrokers present proposal for a new economic and political order in response to the crumbling euro. (Infowars)
●Iran says it will "wreck western economies by blocking oil flow through the Persian Gulf". Iran announces new advanced arms for attacking ships including new submarines and cruise missiles bought from Russia. Iran prepares with "war-games practices." - Arutz Sheva.(17 May 2010)
Wise words of old:
This is a follow on from edition 17.
Many people are very interested in end time prophecy, but their own hearts are far from God. The Prophetic Scroll is obviously centred around eschatology, but not exclusively. What use is it knowing about many prophetic issues and not being ready in heart for our Messiah at His coming. In fact the very purpose of prophecy is not to tickle our ears but to turn us, heart and soul to Him. As our Messiah nears, our hearts should leap for joy with burning passion and enthusiasm.
With this in mind, I want to present to you a collection of quotes and wise words for your heart, from some wonderful old-school preachers and teachers. (No modern preachers here). As you read through these, please soften and open your heart and mind prayerfully to the voice of God. These are the very issues and fabric of life!
I've chosen these to see you and help you advance in the things of God and be ready for Him at His coming.
Many of these quotes are from memory, so they may not be exactly to the original letter. The content is what's important.
Derek Prince. (1915-2003)
He was born in India educated at Eton, Kings and Cambridge, London. His ministry began in World War 11. He was the most well known Christian Zionist. He was loved by millions and hated by many. He loved and stood for God's plan for Israel and the Jews. He lived in Jerusalem, but his ministry is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, with ministry offices in most countries of the world. A true apostle of God!
●"The only source of real strength, stability, wisdom and power in this world of variables is the knowledge of God, which only comes through cultivating the fear of God." Anything not rooted in God will be swept away and overcome by evil."
●"Teach-ability comes from humility and bowing yourself down before our Lord."
●"Major evil forces that will intensify before the coming of the Lord: Apostasy in the church. Overthrowing of law and order with social unrest. Permissiveness, materialism and tolerance of evil in the church. Upsurge of the occult and witchcraft. Arising of anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism. The arise of Islamic extremism. The arising of secular humanism."
●Godliness originated form knowing Him is a life of profound meaning and reality. The one who has touched this spiritual reality will automatically identify with another who has also touched the same. At the same time you will be delivered from all spiritual obsession. You can't "manufacture" this spiritual reality."
●"The prophet Isaiah speaks of "Preparing the way of the Lord" For us that means preparing our lives and hearts. Paul the apostle says "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." This also relates to our lives this side of death. The more dead we are to the world, the flesh and demonic...the more we are alive to God and the more His presence will be a reality.
●"Too many Christians are enemies of the cross of Christ, not willing to die to earthly and worldly things."
●"The body is good servant, but a terrifying, fearful master."
●"The fear of death is natural, but we need a fear of the life of this evil world."
●"If something doesn't demand or cost a lot, it's worthless. Jesus doesn't demand a lot, He demands everything, but this challenge, commitment and sacrifice, makes life worth living." If you are not totally committed in these days, you will be spiritually vulnerable."
●"The beauty of spiritual holiness corresponds to beauty in the natural world."
●"The deep waters of the Bible will drown it's opponents and cleanse it's lovers."
●Time can take nothing from the Bible."
●"When you fear God, you fear nothing else."
●"Soldiers who take the Bible into battle with them, know its the most powerful weapon of all."
●"This Bible is the most hated book in history. It's been banned, burned, attacked, discredited and outlawed, yet it ends up the most beloved of all and the world's all time best seller."
●"Walking in the beauty of holiness comes from the application of the cross, the Blood, the Word and all by the Spirit through our faith."
●"The fear of the Lord is seldom mentioned, little understood, but most rewarding. Without it you will never know God. You might know things about Him, but you cannot know Him."
●"The antichrist hates the subject of eschatology (study of end time things). It will become more and more important and more and more despised. A major aspect of the Christian life is conflict. We need courage to get to heaven."
●"The one and only hope for worsening, suffering humanity, nature and environment is the return of our Lord."
●"In the last days there will be an outpouring of deception and evil. Pride is the most deadly sin. It will blind you and you will fall into the trap. Humility before God will open your eyes give you sight and keep you safe."
●"Many in the state of Israel are now recognising that their firmest and most influential friends are Bible believing Christians."
A.W. Tozer (late 1800s)
He was a prolific author and champion of truth. He was a prophet of his time, despised and loved but never neutral towards anything at all. A remarkable spiritual giant!
●"The deeper Christian life should be normal. It's only deeper because the average Christian today is so shallow."
●"We don't wear a cross, the cross wears us." "Too many are on stolen thrones"
●"The un-crucified flesh of the believer will rob him of purity of heart, Christ like character, spiritual insight, fruitfulness, vision of God's glory and the hearing of God's voice."
●"Sin can and does alter it's appearance without changing it's nature. Remove it, don't refine it."
●"We need a healthy bit of unbelief. Don't gulp down everything that comes dressed in religiosity."
●"Make your thoughts a clean sanctuary." Compromise with the world's ways will take the pressure off, but the cost will be immense."
●"Whatever keeps you from the study of God's Word, and lets in the cares of this world is your big enemy."
●"An average view of God is the cause of hundreds of lesser evils. Withdraw yourself to meet and know God in adoring silence and solitude." "You can't 'think' God down to your level."
●"The new cross of popular evangelism doesn't slay the sinner, it re-directs him to a cleaner, jollier way of living and saves his self respect. The life God offers is not an improved old life, but a liquidated life, then raised to newness."
●"The cross must be invited to do it's deadly work of destruction in us, then we are free." "Before fullness there must be emptiness."
●"A persons love for God is evident in the daily choices he makes. We may be know by: What we want most in life; what consumes our thoughts; what we use our money on; what we do with our leisure time; the company we keep; whom we admire; our average talk
●"The esteem of this world isn't worth the effort."
●"In the midst of growing universal darkness there are those who will never be satisfied with the lukewarm church or the world's offerings. They're athirst after God Himself."
●"With the world's light in us we will have difficulty paying the price required by God, because we will not see the value. The winds of the world are blowing towards hell. You need the wind in your face."
●"Shallow lives, and shallow philosophies are products of shallow shepherds. Many churches are hiding places for weak, spineless characters."
●"God's anger and wrath is as holy and pure as His love." "To be right with God, often means being wrong with man." "The church of today is in the darkness of Babylonian captivity."
●"In Christ you died, yet you're more alive than before. You lose your life to save it. You're on earth, but seated in heaven. You live here, but you're not at home here. You're strongest when weakest and though poor, infinitely rich. You're wisest when your own reason is defeated."
●"Christ is a friend to the repentant sinner, but a frightful terror to the proud. The proud and worldly will never find true rest. Humility and holiness are the paths to peace."
●"All heresy and false doctrine is rooted in pride and a lack of the application of the cross." Truth not lived and experienced is no better than error and equally as dangerous."
●"What we will is what we are."
●"If you don't know the lamb turned lion you are in more danger than you know."
Watchman Nee: (1903- 1972)
He spent most of his life in prison for spreading the gospel in China. He smuggled hundreds of hand written notes out of prison, which were then distributed and collaborated into hundreds of books. Prison authorities ripped his tongue out of his head trying to silence him. He was finally martyred in prison.
●"God's way of deliverance from sin is not by making us stronger and stronger, but weaker and weaker. I's not by strengthening the old nature, but by crucifying him." The cross strikes at the root."
●"Whatever remains untouched by the cross in us, remains untouched in others." "Ministry is life transference."
●"Humility and meekness of character is a sign of the work of the cross in that one's life. Pride is sign of the absence of the cross."
●"We will lose interest in the world and it in us when the cross is at work in us. Only through the power of the cross can we see the doom of the world."
●"When the world meets Christ in us it instantly becomes antagonistic and hostile."
●"Our light is not to make the world look good, but to expose it's darkness, hollowness, emptiness and God defying rebelliousness."
●"There is a Satanic power behind every worldly thing. The world is Satan's masterpiece."
●"God's valuation on a person is seen in the revelation given. This revelation brings authority. Only the one under authority can be an authority. Don't seek authority, seek to take up your cross and die, then God will give you what He wills, which will be perfect."
●"If Christ is your life, you are the most blessed, successful person on this earth."
●"Resurrection life presupposes passing through death and death is always the great eliminator. We're too quick to want life but not the eliminating power of the cross. The cross is the great subtractor. Christ and the cross is our destroyer and builder."
●"If we have really seen the light we will fall to the ground. The light of God enlightens but also slays. How hard it is for the proud to be humble. They have no light. Doctrine doesn't cause us to fall, except when mixed with light!"
●"Only brokenness through the cross makes us fit to see our Lord, hear His word and live a victorious life."
This is just a very small collection of quotes. They are life-changing if received and applied. May you be encouraged to move ever forward with our wonderful great and soon coming Messiah. May you be ready for Him at His coming for you.
I cut my spiritual teeth on the material from these men of God whom I consider my spiritual fathers. I began to study the many hundreds of books etc back in the late 1970s and still regularly do so today. I can testify that these are the words of a wonderful life.
Proverbs 4:18 "The path of the righteous is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day."
Psalm 62:5,6 "My soul, wait silently for God alone. My expectation is from Him, He only is my rock and my salvation. He is my defence, I shall not be moved."
Heaven or hell:
Little boxes all the same. It doesn't matter where you live, or does it? Actually, it really does! If you are living in the reality of God's will for you, you will never be able to be truly at home anywhere here on earth. Some think they will be happy if they lived in Hawaii. If you are not born of the Spirit of God you had better enjoy your home now, wherever it is, because you will shortly be moving to a new abode, infinitely worse than anyone can imagine...Hell
Don't follow what the traditions of the masses say and do, simple because it's tradition. You may think there is safety in numbers, but be very careful with that. History shows over and over that the majority is most times not right! To be safe and secure, follow our Lord and His Word. The Bible is the one and only really safe source of truth and life, especially in these days. It will pave your way to heaven!
In closing this is an oil paintings done by yours truly. It's my old style. Now I use a lot more collage and mixed media.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 39. May 10th 2010
In this edition:
●Coming massive world economic meltdown
●News makers and items.
Recent news items of prophetic significance.
●Obama recently assured European leaders that if the Israel-Palestinian peaces process is not moving by September, he will convene and international peace summit. Sources say that this would only be to force Israel's hand.
●Obama sends letter to Palestinians assuring them that he blames Israel for the the lack of peace. "Israel is the obstacle" he said.
●Palestinian officials are preparing to unilaterally declare independence by October. Such a move would be welcomed by the UN, says the Arab media.
●French President Sarkozy calls for world economic regulation and reform, after recent discussions with Obama.
●Former Nazi bank to rule the global economy. European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet said a few days ago at the Global Economy Meeting (GEM) that The Bank of International Settlements will become "the primary engine for global governance." Trichet also said in a report carried by Forbes that "global governance is extremely necessary if we want to prevent another world credit crisis."
●Behind the news of the Iranian leaders visit to Zimbabwe last week, lurks the unreported and main reason for this odd-couple tie up. In return for a regular supply of oil, Zimbabwe's evil dictator, Mugabe has promised and assured Iran of huge supplies of uranium, of which it has large reserves.
World financial disaster coming soon.
The world of high finance and global macro-economics is not your normal spiritual subject, but it's inextricably linked with Bible prophecy and is of far greater importance than many imagine.
I now want to break this down into a simple easy to understand article. It is of profound importance now.
The world has just emerged from a huge economic crisis, which was caused by stupid US bank managers and the equally as stupid US sub-prime system. This was designed to fulfil the American dream of life, liberty and happiness (on credit) to everyone, even the likes of Jerry Springer guests, who had no hope of paying back their loans. US bank managers were responsible for the entire meltdown which spread around the world like falling dominoes.
We are now seeing worldwide economic recovery from that US- created nightmare that was inflicted on the world, or are we?
There is no doubt that economic recovery is on the go in the US and many other countries. The most recent earnings season in the US indicated that about 80% of corporate America beat analysts' expectations. The economies of China and India have been surging very strongly and in fact swinging the balance of world growth into the green. Commodity prices have been flying high in anticipation of this world recovery.
"Ah, all is well with the world! Everything is going to continue as normal. My family and I can now sleep well."...Not so fast, buddy!!
Imagine survivors of the Titanic being rescued by a big airship called the Hindenburg!
A new monster:
The first economic crisis that the world went through, and is now recovering from was created by US. We are now facing a new and more severe economic crisis. This time it's primarily been caused by stupid politicians. But bankers aren't off the hook. Central banks (government controlled) and private banks are just as responsible again, as we will see. Bankers + politicians = one big satanically driven monster.
Before we go on let me share with you a very simple basic lesson in economics.
If you spend more than you earn, you are in trouble. You can borrow more, but then you need to service that debt and pay interest on the loan as well as pay the loan back at some point. It's fine to spend more than you earn for a short time if for example, if it's for new machinery (capital expense) to make more and better products. But if debt gets to a level where you can't service it, you're finished. What awaits then is default or bankruptcy. Essentially, can't get out of debt by borrowing more and going deeper into debt.
The rocketing world empire of debt!
Debt per say is not the problem, it's debt out of control that is. Once debt reaches a level of un-sustainability it brings down all involved. If I owe the bank $1000 it's my problem. If I owe the bank $10 million it's the banks problem. If I default on the big amount, it will damage me, the bank and many others. On a world or national scale, there is no fixed level, where debt hits the un-sustainable, breaking point. There are too many variables for a one-size-fits-all position.
Essentially, excessive US debt has been sold on to the rest of the world. It has spread from the banks to the public sectors and now Humpty is about to fall.
Right now everyone is worried about the contagion of debt in Europe, and rightly so, but there are much larger problems lurking in the dark. They have not yet come to light, but they soon will. When they do, you can be sure that a new world economic melt-down will be underway.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is what a nation earns its money from. The deficit level is the spending side of things. Now just like a business, if a country spends more than it earns, it's not good. The country can go and borrow more, but then it has to pay back the interest on the loan and the loan itself. Some countries just print more money, which brings nasty inflation further down the line.
Right now we are seeing about 15 nations worldwide with debt levels that are unsustainable and still growing.
Debt as a percentage of GDP is the all important number. If a nation has a debt to GDP ratio of 100% it means that it is unsustainable.
Here is the debt to GDP breakdown of countries headed for financial catastrophe:
The US is at 96%, Canada is at 74%. Most European countries are at or just below the 100% mark. Greece is at 170%, Japan is at 200%. India is at 62%, Singapore is at 117%. The UK is at 65%
Some countries that are just fine (but will be hit by the domino knock on effects of meltdown elsewhere.) South Africa at 35%, Australia 18%.
Current global public (government) debt is $38trillion and rocketing. It will be at $43 trillion by 2011. The problem is that these excessive debt levels are growing too fast to be sustainable.
Remember that we have been seeing a lot of troubles recently over the debt contagion threat of just one nation, Greece. When many begin to hit the fan simultaneously, the domino effect will cripple the world economy.
Stock markets are forward looking. They anticipate the economic or earnings environment by about six to nine months or so. World markets have now fallen from their recent highs by 10% or so in a matter of days! Some like the all-important Shanghai market of China has fallen by 25% from its high of a few months ago.
World markets are unable to continue in an upward trend (with the exception of a few bounces). They are now forming a new downward trend. Markets are saying that world economic troubles are coming in six to nine months or so.
At the time of writing, we have just seen a significant bounce in world markets on the news of a huge rescue package for Greece and others in Europe. This will stabilise world markets, but it's a bailout bucket, which hasn't fixed the source of the leak. We may well see world markets recover for some time, but the underlying structural problems remain and will surface soon. The European rescue package itself is fundamentally flawed and will not work for more than a short time.
But, remember that there are many other countries that are heading for economic disaster at great speed as well.
Many financial advisors, fund managers and stock market participants say that to be successful in the markets you need to be a long-term investor. That was quite true in the past, but now we are about to see a major paradigm shift. 'Long-term' is out of the window!
How can you bailout the world?
Living beyond your means on a personal, corporate or national level is not very clever! In fact it's root is pure greed mixed with pride!
By-products of economic disaster:
The austerity measures that will need to be introduced to save the world economy will have to be very severe. These will lead to many new problems. These measures may include: Raising taxes, spending cuts, salary cuts, reduction in pension payouts, reduction in municipal services, and similar. These then lead to rising inflation, unemployment, a fall in property prices, tanking world stock markets, and social unrest as well.
Banks feel the pressure and stop lending to each other and tighten up credit controls. This reduces the velocity of money in the system and causes all sorts of hardships. As we have seen before, this can also lead to a run on banks as people withdraw their money. All in all, this creates a new recession.
Most are not aware that an enormous crippling drought is now affecting large parts of China. Some estimate that it will knock a few percentage points off GDP. On its own this isn't a major world event, but there are rising fears of food and water shortages brewing in many other third world countries as well.
World economic collapse will exacerbate famine. The Bible speaks of large end- time famines in many lands.
Luke 21:25 "...And on the earth, distress of nations with perplexity." This is a tribulation verse, but we will see forerunners.
Babylon then and now:
The modern banking system was first birthed in the city of Babylon thousands of years ago. It's not the main subject here, but just to mention it.
Babylon was also where people of many mixed, occult religions tried to reach up to God to become one with Him. God destroyed it all and them all. This was also the origin of independent nations with their own languages.
With this in mind we need to understand that there are many things within the Bible that have a secondary "type" as well as a literal meaning. Babylon is one of them. There is much in the Bible about the city of Babylon and its evil multi-faith ways, it's commercialism, its destruction and so on. But there is much in Bible prophecy where Babylon is also used to represent various aspects of the modern world. In the book of Revelation (and elsewhere), Babylon is used in type to show the destruction of the modern world system, including it's religions.
Religious modern Babylon will be spear-headed by an apostate leader, most probably Catholic He will accommodate a multi-faith mix. This world religious organisation will become the "false prophet" who will work in collaboration with the antichrist in the tribulation period. This religion is called "The whore."
Revelation 17:5 "Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and of the Abomination of the Earth." This whole chapter deals with this false, counterfeit religion.
What is interesting though, is that the very next chapter also deals with Babylon the Great, but here it is typed with the kings and merchants of the commercial, socio-political world.
Revelation 18:2-19 "Babylon the Great is fallen is fallen and has become a habitation of demons...for all the nations have drunk of the wine of her fornication...the kings of the earth and merchants have become rich through the abundance of her luxury...therefore her plagues will come swiftly, death mourning and famine...she is made desolate."
Babylon (in type) refers to the massive godless end-time world, it's religion as well as the banking system and the socio-political world. In the days we are soon to enter, religious Babylon will team up with political Babylon to form the tragic end-time players. These will be the satanic trinity or what the Bible calls the false prophet (religious), the antichrist (political) and the beast system (computerised control)
Some incorrectly believe that the references to Babylon in the book of Revelation refer only to the original city of Babylon. There is a huge weight of evidence (which I'm not going to deal with now) that Babylon has many prophetic applications to our day in both the spheres of religion and politics.
Jeremiah 51:49-57 "As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon the slain of all the earth shall fall...The sound of a cry comes from Babylon and great destruction...because the Lord is plundering Babylon and silencing her loud voice...all her mighty men are taken...and I will make drunk her princes and wise men and governors, her deputies and her mighty men and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep and not awake ever."
This happened just as proclaimed, but it also has a powerful secondary, prophetic application to today.
When will all this happen?
There have been many world economic crises in the past. Israel is God's time clock though. The generation that saw Israel become a nation again will be the last before the tribulation begins. This generation started in 1948, so it is only events since then that are of prophetic importance. We are now right at the tail end of this generation!
I've mentioned a number of times that Europe in its present form is not ready to fulfil its hell-born end time role. This could be the start of the shake-up that will prepare Europe for it's tragic future role.
Have a look again at the news item at the top titled "former Nazi bank to rule..."
We can be very sure that 2011 will see many of these things reach explosion point, if not before.
The economic work of the antichrist:
The coming world economic crisis will be just the sort of environment that is ripe for the arrival of a super-wise, whizz-kid... a Superman-saviour who will come along with a staggeringly brilliant socio-economic rescue-plan. It WILL be just that, but it will be born in hell and Mr. Superman will be none other than the antichrist. He will introduce the "beast system" which will be one of control and domination on a worldwide scale. Of course, all of this will be in the tribulation period, but we are seeing the forerunners of it now.
As he consolidates his power in the tribulation period, this is what he will do in terms of the world economy:
Isaiah 10:13 "By the strength of my hand I have done it and by my wisdom, I have removed the boundaries of the people and have robbed their treasuries...my hand has found like a nest the riches of the people and there was no one who moved his wing nor opened his mouth with even a peep."
Revelation 13:16-17 "He causes all both great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their forehand or forehead and that no one may buy or sell, except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
Both of these verses (as well as some others) speak of a time of worldwide socialistic, financial control and domination on a grand scale! The tragedy is that those who go this way will seal their eternal destiny in hell.
The debt levels of many of the large developed economies are at breaking point. There is no easy way out. It's all going to explode soon. Some of the smaller emerging nations are just fine on their own, but because the world is a global village, they will all be affected. There will be hope and economic recoveries here and there for a while, but these will be false. The upward trend of mid to longer-term sustainable world economic growth has been dealt a mortal blow.
We are close to the start of a horrific melt-down. The full impact of it all will take place in the seven year tribulation period. We will be gone by then!
By nature I'm an eternal optimist. I have no optimism for the world, but plenty for our Messiah, His ways and His people. We will be forever victorious!
Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other...you can't serve both God and money."
Ecclesiastes 5:10 "He who loves abundance (materialism) with increase, this is also vanity."
Heaven or hell:
Isn't it amazing that unbelievers almost always call on God at funerals. "Oh Gawd, we know that he was such a good man, receive him now." Well, why didn't he receive God when he was alive? Why, should God receive him now? One thing I've noticed is how desperate and hopelessly sad all funerals of unbelievers are. Most times the priest at the unbeliever's funeral is as dead as the person in the coffin and nothing he prays or says will make any difference with God. It's too late! "Into God's hands we commend his spirit", they say. To the dead unbeliever God will say; "depart from me, I never knew you" Hell is that individual's new home, believe it or not.
Funerals of true believers are sad yes, because the person is gone from us for now, but there is an element of lightness and hope and even joyfulness to them. I've been to some that were a celebration. God will say to that person; "well done good and faithful servant". Don't wait until you're on your death bed to make right with God. You need to be born into His family to be accepted by Him and you need to do it now.
In closing this edition here is a marvellous painting by Marc Chagall done in 1954. It represents a beautiful happy world. Enjoy it because it won't last. The glorious Kingdom of our risen Messiah, Yeshua / Jesus will last forever.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 38. April 26th 2010
In this edition:
●The Kingdom of God
The daily statistics for this website have been very encouraging indeed. We are now almost at 500,000 regular visitors. Many of these are unique or first time visitors, but a large amount are returning visitors. There is a growing number of people who stay on the website for over an hour at a time. We also have regulars from all over the world. Although the site is only in English at the moment, we have a growing number from nations which aren't English speaking. We also have a growing number from some Arab countries. We have regular visitors from. The US, Canada and South American countries. Then we have a lot from South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Ethiopia. We have regular visitors from Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia Libya, Turkey, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and Russia Finally we have some from Australia.
I've had many very encouraging emails as well as some negative comments from a few from people who are traditional die-hards. The great majority have been very positive and encouraging indeed.
The glorious eternal Kingdom
Firstly we must identify what the Kingdom of God is. You may be shocked to find out!.
The Kingdom is essentially everything that is and will be under the headship of the KING of KINGS. It is therefore not the church. The church (not all of them) only makes up part of the Kingdom.
The Kingdom is: Those within the church that are born of the Spirit of God. The unsaved that will become saved at some point (God knows them) It also is the Jews and Arabs that are and will become truly saved. It is heaven and all of the universe, as well as this earth. The earth and the entire universe are going to renovated and purified.
In a certain sense even hell is part of the Kingdom of God, simply because Yeshua / Jesus has authority (the keys) over hell, but we won't get into this now.
In essence the Kingdom of God is infinitely greater than we can imagine.
This Kingdom has a King. We need to understand just who He is.
Let me tell you who He is not. He isn't the lamb...gentle Jesus meek and mild who came to this earth as the suffering servant. Yes of course its the same person but that's now past. Its the resurrected Christ...the Lion of the tribe of Judah. It's our Jewish Messiah as He is now and will be forever.
Many people incorrectly call the book of Revelation, Revelations. It is THE Revelation (singular) of Jesus Christ. Yes the book contains many revelations of various things, but the central issue is the unveiling and revealing of Yeshua / Jesus as He is now and will be for all eternity. No wonder the book itself promises a double blessing to anyone who reads it!
Right here we have one of the biggest problems of our day. Most believers have very little idea of who their King is. They are taught very little of the full truth and as a result have an incomplete, half baked spiritual state. They know plenty about Jesus as He was when on earth, but nothing of who He is now.
Our King of Glory:
I want to share with you just some of the descriptive terms used in the Revelation of our wonderful risen Messiah. He is:
"The Beginning and the End the First and the Last". "The Almighty, The Son of Man, The Son of God". "His eyes are like a flame of fire, His feet are like fine brass and His voice is like the sound of many waters". "Out of His mouth goes a sharp two edged sword and His countenance is like the sun". "He is the judge of all." "I am alive forevermore." "I have the keys of Hades and death." "I will give him to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God." "I will give you the crown of life" "To them that overcome I will give power over the nations...I will give him the morning star." "And they shall walk with Me in white for they are worthy...I will not blot his name from the Book of Life." "He has the key of David...He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of God."
"He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone and there was a rainbow around the throne...from the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices...before the throne there was a sea of glass like crystal." You are worthy O Lord to receive glory honour and power"."Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive riches, wisdom, strength honour power, glory and blessing." "There shall be no more curse, no more tears...behold the tabernacle of God is with man." "His name is KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."
Some other titles for our risen King found in the scriptures include: "The Lion, the Eagle, the Fortress, the Tower of our strength, Lord of all the earth, The consuming fire, the Judge of all. The Light of the world"...and many more.
We need to develop Kingdom mentality with Kingdom eyes! As we do this we will be more and more liberated from worldly mentality. Kingdom mentality is all about resurrection life. Its about life on the far side of the cross.
Kingdom mentality liberates us from human or man orientated thinking. Obviously it liberates us from all church division. You can't be Kingdom minded and be content with a divided church...impossible! Earthly minded people form and create divisions out of their non-kingdom view. Jude 19 "These are soulish people who cause divisions, not having the Spirit."
Only the Kingdom is unshakeable and eternal:
The Bible declares: Hebrews 12: 26-29 "Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also the heaven...Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear."
We are fast approaching a grand climax of conflict between good and evil. Both will grow and ripen together. But God will shake everything that can be shaken. Everything that people hold onto for security will be shaken. Perilous times are coming. John 9:4 "The night is coming when no one can work." Isaiah 60:2,3, 15 "Darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people, but the Lord will arise over you and His glory will be seen upon you." vs 15 "I will make you an eternal excellence." (This is speaking of the Jew, but it does applies generally to believers.)
There is a dramatic and somewhat shocking statement from God in Revelation 22: 11 "He who is unjust, let him be unjust still, and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still. He who is righteous, let him be righteous still and he who is holy, let him be holy still."
This simply indicates that the times we are entering into now are going to see the fence of separation between good and evil rise higher and higher. It also contradicts the theory that in the end all will be saved. That verse says let the wicked and evil be and let us get on with our King's business. It is only our Lord's holy Kingdom of righteousness that will endure.
Let me tell you another shocking thing. The church (much of it) will be shaken to the ground! "NO", you say, "its the Kingdom". Well, I say, "no its not". The divided sectarian church is a creation of man and will not survive ultimately. Yes those who are born of the Spirit of God within churches will be saved, but institutionalised, organised modern churchianity is a kingdom divided and destined to fall.
I want to ask all pastors, very reverends and priests in their pretty frocks this question: If there will be only one body of Christ in eternity with no divisions, why have them now? The answer is simply because they don't have a Kingdom vision or mentality and have no fear of God. Many of these leaders say they are seeking the Lord, but they won't find Him, because He's not in those churches! God's message to the seven churches in the Revelation is shocking. Please see edition 11 titled "Glory and Horror."
The Kingdom is deep!
The Kingdom is within us declares our Lord, but the Bible also says that unless you are born again, you won't see the Kingdom. So we need spiritual eyes to even get a glimpse of the Kingdom. "Deep calls unto deep" says the Bible, and this is really where we need to go in terms of study, prayer and devotion. No casual enquirer will find the deep things of God. We need to pursue Him and wait on Him with abandonment. To those that hunger for righteousness they will be fed...to them even bitter is sweet.
Sometimes it seems that the Kingdom is far off. This is simply to cause us to become more diligent in our pursuit of God. It never ceases to amaze me how shallow many Christians are. They are bound by the distractions of the god of this world and all their works will be burned up like fire hitting grass.
Draw away from the conventional my friends! Your Christianity must be a glorious adventure and a constant discovery of new things as you go forward and deeper with our Lord. You can't live on second-hand revelation or on the wisdom of other people. Yes they can inspire you, but you need to go on to the depths of God personally and in solitude. You will stand alone before God one day and you alone are answerable and responsible for your spiritual development.
This 'me now' generation of superficial Christians are worldly wise and Kingdom ignorant. They have an imaginary Christ and essentially an imaginary salvation!
Hosea 2:14 "I will lead her into solitude in the wilderness and there I will speak to her heart." Psalm 119: 130 "The entrance of Your word gives light, giving understanding."
The Kingdom is perfect..A call to perfection!
It goes without saying that the Kingdom of God is pure, perfect, holy and without fault. On this side of eternity we, unfortunately are not, but dwelling in our hearts is the pure, perfect and holy One. Our re-created spirit is perfect already. It's the soul or mind area that needs all the change. But if we have the Perfect One in our hearts and He has made us perfect in spirit, all we need to do is surrender our minds to Him and He will leads us on to greater things.
Hebrews 6:1 "...Let us go on to perfection." Now this obviously doesn't mean that we will never sin. It means that we need to be moving forward to deeper maturity. It is gloriously symbolised in Proverbs 4 :18 "The path of the righteous is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day." As a child of the King and a citizen of His Kingdom this is what we need. You need to be moving ever forward with our Lord. If you're not, you are in danger of losing momentum and backsliding.
We become what we passionately desire!
There are two sides to our development as believers. The first is our internal growth and the second is our actions. Too many times the internal character negates what we do!
There is coming a time soon where we will stand face to face before our Lord and everything in us and about us that is not pure and of Him, will be stripped out. Amazingly Jesus says in Mathew 5:48 :Be perfect just as your Father in heaven is perfect." In this day and age that's quite a statement, but nevertheless it stands! Yes this relates to attitude and relationship, but it most certainly has effects on our outward actions.
2 Peter 2:3-4" His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given us exceeding great and precious promises that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." This discourse ends in verses 10 & 11 "...if you do these things you will never stumble and so an entrance will be supplied to abundantly into the everlasting kingdom."
You see, if we add to our faith and move forward with our Lord now, it will be so, so worth while and we will be forever thankful!
On a practical level, to mature in our Lord we need some serious internal development in terms of pure doctrine, prayer, and getting to know our Lord more intimately. In terms of our outward actions we need to make some serious changes in direction and the things we do and don't do and this needs serious discipline.
On a personal level, I can tell you that I'm really drawn to people who know our Messiah deeply and are holy. They stand out from the crowd!! They have an incredible depth to them, which you can sense. They condemn the world not with words, but just by their actions and the things they deny themselves and will have no part in!
After all this is the message of the cross isn't it. The tragedy of our day is that too many churches and their offspring are actually enemies of the cross! Philippians 3:18 speaks of these people. No cross, no denial, no forsaking, for us they say, Jesus did it all. They aren't enemies of Christ, they are enemies of the cross of Christ and the application of it. Read it.
The application of the cross deals with and kills the influence of the world, the power of the flesh and the demonic in the believers life. No cross...you're a friend of the world, the flesh and the devil!
Godliness the Godly way is a life of purpose, meaning, depth and reality. It's like an illusive fragrance, the fragrance of our God. People know you've been with God. They may not respond, but they know that you are His. If you are no different to the people of the world, you're a giant failure of a Christian!
It's so exciting to meat someone who is a Godly radical and who is totally different from the world and its ways...its inspiring! You want to get inside their head and discover the wonders of what (or who) motivates them to be like this.
If we have the living God, the King of Kings in our hearts by the new birth, His characteristics will impact us and we will be drawn to His will and ways. This creates in us a glorious identity crisis. There has to be a growing clash in our very hearts between His ways and our old-nature ways.
If God is in our hearts, He is perfect and therefore we will be drawn to perfection. We will know what it is and be empowered to get there, if we throw off the hindrances and surrender to Him.
Psalm 119: 133 "Direct my steps by Your word and let no iniquity have dominion over me."
Job 41: 5,6 "I have heard of you Lord by the hearing of my ear, but now my spiritual eye sees you and I repent in dust and ashes."
Isaiah 6:5 "Woe is me for I am undone...I dwell in the midst of the unclean; for my eyes have seen the King."
The feasts of the Lord have amazing typology wrapped up in them. The feasts plot our journey. The feast of Passover relates to the crucifixion and our salvation. Then comes the feast of Pentecost. This relates to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the infilling of the Spirit, which gives us power to live the Christian life. Finally, we have the Feast of Tabernacles. This relates to our dwelling in our Lords presence. I'm not talking about heaven here, although that is the case as well. What I'm really referring to is a new dimension of dwelling in the secret place of our Lord now, which only comes through absolute surrender! Very few believers today know this place! It is the highest level of intimacy, relationship and Kingdom living. It is the place of deep inner rest and untold joy.
This is our Kingdom journey. It's from Passover to Pentecost to Tabernacles or from salvation to power to dwelling in His presence.
You are of infinite value to our God and His Kingdom. The image below is of the Hope Diamond. It is the most valuable in the world. It's like a piece of dung compared to the value of you in the Kingdom.
This is the end of our salvation.
The conflict of the ages
Romans 14:17 "The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." This is really the full characteristic of the Kingdom in just one verse. The Bible contrasts it in various places with the characteristics of the unsaved world. There is no peace for the wicked and all of its works are worthless.
Hosea 4 Speaks of the downfall of a nation, but the principle can be perfectly applied to an individual. It says because there is no truth or knowledge of God in the land, the people will break all restraint and the land will mourn. So it is the knowledge of God that causes restraint in us.
Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no revelation the people cast off restraint."
Proverbs 28:4 "Those who forsake the knowledge of God, praise the wicked."
We need to die to and forsake the moulding influences of the world deep within us. Every aspect of Hollywood and it's people is rebellion to God and His ways. It will all end in hell, yet this is the subtle major influence of the majority of Christians today.
In this day we need to know our Lord more deeply, yet this is the time of bubble-gum, shallow, digital-head Christians with no time or desire for the deep things of God.
Complete character renovation and desire-change doesn't come easily, because of all the pressure of the world, but it is so, so worth it!
Genesis 32:28-30 Records the time when Jacob wrestled with God and almost endured. That's how strong the power of the flesh is. But then when Jacob gave up and allowed God to triumph, he called the place where it happened Peniel which means "I have seen God face to face and my life is now preserved."
The way to victory in our personal conflicts is the way of absolute surrender in all humility to our King. We need to reject and forsake the ways of the world.
Amazingly, with our Lord's help, you can battle something for a long time and then one day you wake up and you just know you are free, transformed and renovated. Sometimes that comes quickly, but most times its a conflict and battle that takes time, either way it's the way to glory.
It's good to know that the conflict of the ages has already been won positionally and will soon be completed in time and space.
"Thy Kingdom come" says the Bible. Many will never see it. For many it's here already. The future aspect of the Kingdom will see it's full manifestation in total glory with the total defeat and destruction of everything that is of the kingdom of this world and its god Satan. Enlightened self interest should dictate whose Kingdom you need to be a part of! The fullness of the Kingdom of God is coming anyway, weather you like it, believe it or not. Please make the right choice.
The Kingdom is eternal, universal, timeless and theocratic. Did you say theocratic? You mean it's not a democracy? You mean God won't consult me and consider my views? Yes. The Kingdom can't be joined. People can only enter it by birth. It can't even be seen outside of the new birth! It is not the church. It's above the church which by definition is only those born of God and not those who think they are Christians because they've joined a church. The Kingdom of God is great and it's our eternal home!
My friends, we are entering exciting times. Times of great short-lived conflict and horror and a time of glory forever more!
Psalm 110: 3 "Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power, in the beauties of holiness."
Isaiah 9: 7 "Of the increase of His government there will be no end..."
Heaven or hell:
Old lady, if you get born again you will see the Kingdom of God. You don't even need your natural eyes to see right into eternity. If you are born again you will see wonderful things with your spiritual eyes. You will become part of things too magnificent to even explain in language. My dear old friend...you need to be born again and made new now, your days are just about up.
Young woman you have your future ahead of you, but its not going to be as long as you think. Time is short. You may be caught out if you intend delaying your entrance into the Kingdom of God. Even in the short time left, you have incredible potential to fulfil God's call and plan for the remainder of your life. Do you know that just like a jig saw puzzle piece, God has a plan and a place that only you can fulfil in His Kingdom? Don't gamble with your life!
In closing here is a woodcut by Gustav Dore entitled 'Paradiso'.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!
Edition 37. April 19th 2010
In this edition:
●Our glorious future.
The glorious future that awaits us.
It would be very nice if we had eyes that could see well into the future, wouldn't it? Well, I'm now going to help you look deep into the future!
As you read this you may think I've lost my marbles (some of you may think that anyway), but read it all through before you jump to conclusions.
You are going to see some amazing and wonderful things as well as some horrific things for those who set themselves up as God's enemies. We will look back into distant history, well before the creation of Adam and look forward into the eternity of eternities!
So, come along with me on this most glorious of journeys. It's a drama to put a million Shakespeares to shame. Actually it's all very real and true and will involve you anyway!
The pre-Adamic period:
It's important to look far back in time, before we look into our glorious future. This gives us a greater understanding and perspective of God's eternal purpose. As a side offering it, it also answers many sceptics! It explains much in terms of science, geology, zoology, astronomy and creationism itself.
Genesis 1:1-2 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters."
There is a great gap of perhaps millions of years between Genesis 1:1 and verse 2. Verse one uses the original Hebrew word "tohu", which means "with form and order". This implies that God created the earth with form and order. Verse two: "The earth was without form and void and darkness was on the face of the deep..." In the original text the Hebrew word for "void" here is the word "bohu", which literally means "to become and empty, desolate wasteland". The word translated "without" is the original word "haya" which is a verb meaning "to become."
The presumption here is that God created the earth perfectly and it became a desolation. Verse two says that God was hovering over the face of the waters" This implies that the earth had been through a pre-Adamic flood and judgement. The next verse says "let there be light" The words used here are not creative but permissive, implying that light was already in existence, but now brought forth again.
So, we could accurately say then that God created the earth with form millions of years ago, it then went into a major destruction, and was re-created with form and order six thousand years ago, to become the home of modern man.
Now, when we come to Satan we see that when Adam and Eve were wondering around in the glorious garden of Eden, he had already been cast down to the earth and was no longer Lucifer, which means "light-bearer". So, when was Lucifer cast down? The answer is when he led a rebellion of other angels against the authority of God long before Adam.
Here is something very interesting. In Ezekiel 28:12- 18 we see the casting down of Lucifer."You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden the garden of God....You were perfect in your ways until iniquity was found in you...By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence and you sinned. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty, you corrupted your wisdom and I cast you down to the ground and laid you before kings."
Again in Isaiah 14: 12-15 we see a similar thing." How you are fallen from heaven O Lucifer, son of the morning, how you are cut down to the ground. You who weakened the nations."
These verses all imply that there was a pre-Adamic world of people and nations with kings. We are told nothing about them. I've learnt that when God sheds no light on a subject, we should leave it alone. All we know is that there was a pre-Adamic world, which was judged and destroyed. That world could have lasted for millions of years and would perfectly explain the old-earth theory, including the extinction of the dinosaurs. It would also explain perfectly the fact that many dinosaur bones are found in the same sedimentary fields as fish species.
The pre-Adamic world would perfectly explain the scientific and geological theory that this earth is millions of years old. The chronology in the Bible from Adam to now is 6000 years. Many mistakenly believe that the earth is therefore only six thousand years old as well.
This also gives a lot of credence to creationism and not evolution. In fact evolution is a denial of the second law of thermodynamics, which states that everything, left on it's own runs down. Natural selection produces devolutionary chaos.
God's creation is one of glorious intelligent order. Before his fall, Lucifer was the demonstration of the glory of God. The pre-Adamic period was most probably a time of perfect order and glory, until Lucifer fell. There is also something to be said about the name Lucifer. It means "light bearer" Well, if he was a light bearer, who were the recipients. It couldn't have been nobody.
Lucifer was the bearer of light to the pre-Adamic world.
When we come to the garden of Eden, we know that it was perfect. Nature itself was full of the glory of God. Only after the sin of Adam did the curse come onto man and nature.
The reason for presenting this short discourse is to explain that this old world was once full of the glory of God. Its important to know that spiritual conflict with Satan has caused all the troubles in the world in times past and now and will for a short while still, until he is bound for a thousand years and then finally banished to hell forever.
The short nutshell story is this: After the second coming of our Messiah and the following judgement, He sets up the 1000-year reign. Satan is bound for this time and the earth is restored to the way it was before Adam's sin. The Bible sheds much light on this period of glory. If you think this sounds a bit like science fiction consider that the Bible says "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for them that love Him" (1Cor 2:9) In other words what's coming is beyond our wildest imagination!
There is a big difference in the scriptures between those in the millennium that have been previously resurrected and the living saints. Those that get saved during the tribulation will go through to the millennium in natural bodies, but with no effects of the Adamic curse in them.
There will be many people born during this time. They will have longevity restored to them, but they will be in normal bodies until the end of the millennium. They will give birth and marry and some will die in ripe old age.
The main characteristics of the millennium are:
It will be a time of full knowledge. We are told that "we will know as we are known".
It will be a time of worldwide purity, holiness, peace, joy, rest, comfort, abundance, justice and freedom. (with no taxes) These are found in: Revelation 14:13, 21:27, 21:4, 21:6.
It will be a time where the miraculous and supernatural will be normal.
There will be a universal language and no racial barriers or injustice.
There will be no democracy in the millennium. It will be a pure theocracy!
There will be a newly built millennium temple on the temple mount in Jerusalem. (Ezekiel 40-48) This is not the temple that will be built shortly. That is the tribulation temple from which the antichrist will proclaim himself god.
The curse placed on the earth at Adams fall will be lifted and nature itself will be perfected. The sun will shine more brightly as will the moon. (Isaiah 30:26 & 32:15-17) It will be a time of perfect weather. "The lion will lie down with the lamb" The hand of God will be over all of creation.
Romans 8:19-21 "The earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God...because the creation itself will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."
Do pets go to heaven:
There is no doubt that the millennium and the future eternal state will be rich with animals of all sorts, but the Bible is not absolutely clear on our pets. If pets do go to heaven the amazing thing is that many of their owners will never see them again because they will go to hell! Animals do have an innocence to them and God most certainly does say plenty in favour of animals.
There are a number of verses where "all creation" is referred to as being liberated. This could mean pets as well. If it relates to resurrected pets...we will have to wait and see. The above verse (Romans 8) is one that is often used to indicate pets in heaven.
I must tell you that while I was writing these words, one of my beautiful dogs suddenly came in and started jumping up on me for no reason, with a funny look in her eyes!
Our eternal state and age:
Philippians 3:20-21 "Our citizenship is in heaven...He will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body."
The body of our Messiah and King is the prototype for us. After His resurrection, He was transformed into a new being. It was physical, but also had spiritual dimensions to it. He could eat, be seen and touched, and then just disappear. He could appear anywhere even through walls or locked doors.
His age at the time was about 32. Interestingly a recent study demonstrated that DNA (the fabric of our make up) reaches about 32 years and never ages beyond that. If we are going to live for eternity we will most likely be restored to around 32 or so, forever. The resurrection body will be perfect. There will be no deformities, sickness, or any such thing. We will be forever young and forever perfect! We will maintain recognisable form and character with no glitches.
1 Corinthians 15: 49 "We have borne the image of the man of dust (Adam), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man" (Christ)
We will have important differences from each other:
We will reign with Christ but some will be given greater authority than others. (no communism here) Luke 19 presents a parable in which we are told that some will be given authority over ten cities and some over five etc.
Daniel 7:27 "Then the kingdom and dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and all dominions shall serve and obey Him."
Daniel 7:18 "The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever even forever and ever." Verse 22 "And the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom."
The above verses are spectacular to say the least! Can you see what they're saying? Verse 27 implies that there are many kingdoms under heaven. Perhaps this refers to other worlds in the universe. Our reign with Christ will be universal. How amazing is this?
We will all have certain rewards given to us that will be eternal, based on what we did in this life. The Bible declares that not even the smallest deed will go unrewarded! Rewards are also represented by five crowns. These are the crown of life, the incorruptible crown, the crown of rejoicing, the crown of righteousness and the crown of glory. These are different and given for different things and only to those who qualify for them. Rewards are also represented in the analogy of fire hitting wood, hay, stubble and gold, silver, precious stones. Obviously only the latter three endure. We all produce all six, but the key is to have very little of that which will go up in a puff of smoke and lots of what will endure!
What we do now sets our eternal state. There is no going back for a second chance! 1 Corinthians 3:13 "Each one's work will become manifest; for the Day will declare it...If anyone's work which he has built endures he will receive a reward; if anyone's work is burned he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved so as by fire."
Rewards relate to different positions of authority on this earth in the millennium and in the universe.
Daniel 12:3 "Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever."
2 Peter1:10-11 "Brethren, be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things you will never fall; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom."
Travel in the millennium:
Aren't you sick of traffic jams, grounded flights or getting the 4x4 stuck in the mud? Don't you wish someone would come along and invent a magic carpet? Well, here comes something to put any magic carpet or supercharged Ferrari to absolute shame:
Our resurrection bodies will be able to transcend physical laws. We will be able to travel at the speed of thought! We will be able to travel throughout the universe, to visit different galaxies, solar systems, planets and stars.
Are there other life forms out there? I'm pretty sure there are. We will soon find out anyway. We do know that the Bible is full of weird, strange and wonderful creatures, so why wouldn't there be life out there?
How about Ezekiel 10, which speaks of cherubim (angle beings) with four faces and four wings and human hands which went in metallic wheels within wheels which travelled in four directions at great speed!
The eternity of eternities:
The curtain is only occasionally drawn back to give us only slight glimpses of eternity, but just enough to set us on fire with love, hope, encouragement and endurance.
The final enemy, death will be destroyed forever.
The eternal city is an eternal city of great glory. It's eternal! When all is said and done it descends to and joins somehow with the renewed, cleansed, pure earth.
It is highly likely that a new universe will be our 'playground' or domain.
We have three citizenships in our lives. These are the nation into which we were born, the nation of Israel and an eternal heavenly or kingdom citizenship.
In preparation for the eternity of eternities, just at the end of the millennium, Satan will be loosed for a short period to tempt those who've been alive in natural bodies. This makes it consistent in the sense that all people get their allegiances to our Lord tested at some point. It completes Satan's interference with mankind and sees him finally cast into hell forever. Hell was created for Satan, fallen angels and demons. It was never created for human beings, but all those who reject the salvation plan of God automatically align themselves with Satan and end up in hell too.
Hell has different degrees of punishment. Mathew 11:22 "It will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgement than for you. Luke 20: 46-47 "Beware of the scribes who desire to walk in long robes, love greetings in the marketplace, the best seats in the synagogues, who devour widows houses and for a pretence make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."
There are many sections of scripture that describe hell and the suffering of those who are there. Some of the phrases used include: "A tongue on fire", "weeping and gnashing of teeth", "unquenchable fire" "place of torment"
Don't let anyone fool you, hell is real and eternal. There are more verses of scripture in the Bible speaking of and warning of hell than there are on heaven. It will be worse than worst prison.
Because churches today, don't preach on hell or even mention it, this doesn't mean it's all just going to go away.
What is absolutely staggering is just how glorious our incredible future is within our Messiah's kingdom. To miss it all and end up in hell forever is the greatest tragedy of all time.
It's very important to realise that each one of us were created for a purpose. In a sense we are all like a piece of a jig-saw puzzle that fits into God's grand, glorious, eternal big-picture. The unsaved have stolen their lives for themselves, with tragic future consequences. We who are born of the Spirit of God have a wonderful future. Paul knew this, which led him to say that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to come.
Seek our Lord and His truth:
The bride eyes not her garment,
but her dear bridegrooms face;
I will not gaze at glory, but on my King of Grace.
Not at the crown He gives,
But on His pierced hand.
The Lamb is all the glory
Of Immanuel's land.
Matthew 6:20 "Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven"
2 Timothy 2:12 "If we endure, we shall also reign with Him."
Heaven or hell:
I knew you well! I also know you've forsaken our Lord. How tragic! Soon we will enter a new world, where friendship with all wildlife will be normal, but only those who are His will participate in the coming glory. If you don't believe the central theme of this edition, that's fine, but please, please don't underestimate the gravity of the two eternal destinations that lie before us all. Don't fail to give your life to our Lord and never even consider taking it back for one second!
All nations and cultures will soon bow down to our glorious King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will be King and Lord over all tribes in the millennium. Don't cling to what is not of God. His salvation is centred around pure un-corrupted truth. In our Messiah's kingdom we are now and forever will be one in Him.
In closing here is a wonderful painting by Maxfield Parrish entitled "Enchantment"
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!