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Edition 354: March 8th 2017.
Earthly and heavenly inheritances:
Earthly and heavenly inheritances:
As the time draws near for many to step into eternity, it’s appropriate to have a close look at the destinies promised in the Bible for the true church, the false, counterfeit church, as well as the tribulation saints, both Jew and Gentile. It’s good to know where you’re going!
The distinctions revealed in scripture are very important for us to know. They also offer amazing insights into the rapture of the church.
Our three groups of people are: ●The dead who were saved through the new-birth and the saved who are living; in other words the church. ●The saved of the Old Covenant including the tribulation saints. ●The counterfeit Christians and spiritual frauds.
The inheritance of each group is eternal and unchangeable once eternity has been entered. Any and all changes in your life must be made and done now!
Set your heart and soul to know Him more – now!
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
Basics of our inheritance:
The inheritance of all those truly born-again of the Spirit of God is eternal life, which in reality begins even now. It includes rule and reign with our Lord in the entire universe, but will include ruling in this restored earth as well, but will not be limited to it.
Our inheritance includes the completion of our salvation in totally new supernatural bodies, with all knowledge and numerous supernatural powers and abilities, transcending the natural world.
Our bodies will be the same as that of our Lord after His resurrection and ascension. We inherit His very character and nature. We become “partakers of the divine nature.” (2 Peter 1:4)
Most importantly, our new bodies and resurrected lives will be sin-free and perfectly holy forever. We will be without any deformities, sicknesses or imperfections of any sort.
Romans 8:16-17 “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and joint heirs with Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
The Bible reveals two destinations with God-given inheritances. One is for the true church and the other is for the Jews and tribulation saints. Israel and the church are distinctly separate entities with their own characteristics. Both are unique and with differing destinations – for the next 1000 years.
The church is called a “mystery” because salvation is internal and separates us invisibly from the world. The Jews are no mystery. They are the visible manifestation of God’s miraculous calling.
The church is born of God from above and is totally supernatural, while the Jews are born of natural man. (Except of course those who are born-again)
The inheritance of the true church:
The church is unique in all time. It is a “mystery” as far as the Old Covenant and the Israelites are concerned. (Ephesians 3:2-10, Galatians 6:15)
The church is described as “having its citizenship and blessings in heaven.” (Philippians 3:20, Ephesians 1:3.)
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “...The dead in Messiah will rise first, then we who are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
So here we have: The saved dead and the saved living, as one group with a specific resurrection called the rapture, and a specific destiny and inheritance.
These verses below reveal more on our destination and inheritance:
1 Peter 1:4-5 “Through resurrection, we have an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.”
Philippians 3:20-21 “Our citizenship is in heaven from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Yeshua Messiah, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able to subdue all things to Himself.”
Ephesians 2:6-7 “He raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places with the Messiah Yeshua that in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kingdom...”
Do we have a heavenly or earthly inheritance and destination, or both? The answer is both. Our Lord Himself could and did zip between heaven and earth numerous times after His resurrection, at the speed of thought!
It’s not inconceivable that we will have the same privilege. Just maybe we will have wonderful heavenly homes and some pretty neat homes right here on the restored earth as well – just because we can!
Our inheritance and destination is far more spectacular than we can imagine, or more than most people have any idea of.
1 Corinthians 15:40-49 “There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies, but the glory of the celestial is one, and glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body...we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the heavenly Man.”
Hebrews 12:1 “We also are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses; let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
Revelation 22:5 “And there shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”
The inheritance of the Old Covenant and tribulation saints:
Israel’s inheritance is the restored earth of the Millennium. It will be with human longevity restored. You may say that it’s not fair or equal for God to have an earthly and a heavenly destination for the two groups. That is God’s business, and I’m happy to leave it with Him!
Genesis 17:8 “I will give to you and your descendents after you the land in which you were a stranger – all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
Psalm 105:9-11 “He made His covenant with Abraham and gave His oath to Isaac and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying, ‘to you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.”
The Jews (and Gentile tribulation saints) will be the prime agents of God to restore the kingdom of God on the earth, in its original, pre-curse form. (Romans 9:26-29, Romans 11:26, Joel 2:32, Micah 4:7-8)
The centre of the earthly kingdom in the Millennium will be Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:1-4, Zechariah 8:20)
The earthly Millennial kingdom will know and experience true peace. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
This earthly Millennial kingdom will not be the final act of God. (Revelation 21:1-5)
People will be in natural physical bodies, perhaps with some new supernatural dimensions, but essentially it will be natural and physical.
Isaiah 65:20-22 “No more shall an infant live but a few days, nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; for the child will die one hundred years...For as the days of a tree. So shall be the days of My people, and My elect shall enjoy the work of His hands.
People will again live for 800 to 1000 years, but they will die. There is no death for the raptured.
In the Millennium people will reproduce, but in the resurrection / rapture for the church there will be no marrying afterwards.
Matthew 22:30 “In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.”
Luke 20:36 “In the resurrection they will neither marry nor can they die anymore...”
The two verses above are seen by some as applying to the final end of the Millennium. I’m not arguing or entering that debate.
►Jews who are born-again now are an exception in that they are part of the church. Ephesians 2:14-16, Galatians 3:26-29.
Destinations and the rapture:
If we have two very different destinations for the true church and for the Jews and tribulation saints, it goes without saying that there must be a different resurrection for each.
People who die now, who are within the true church, are immediately delivered to the presence of our Lord. They are not left in some holding-place to join those who will later become the tribulation saints.
The dead in Messiah, and those who are alive at the time will be caught up (raptured) to be with the Lord. The tribulation saints are never told that they will be “caught up to meet the Lord in the air” and then be rewarded in heaven while the tribulation is on the go on the earth. It just doesn’t fit!
The tribulation saints will all be collectively raised at the very end of the tribulation at the Second Coming. (Revelation 20:4-5) They will go into the Millennium right here on earth.
As there are different destinations for the church and the tribulation saints, so there are two resurrections, one called the rapture, separated by seven years.
Frauds, counterfeits and false Christians:
Psalm 10:13 “Why do the wicked renounce God? Because they have said in their hearts, ‘You will not require an account.’”
The great tragedy of many so-called Christians is that they think God loves them blindly and demands nothing of them!
It’s not wise to change God’s ways to suit your own. Today very few people, even in the church have a right heart after God!
Acts 28:26-27 “Go to this people and say: Hearing you shall hear and not understand; and seeing you will see and not perceive; for the heart of this people has grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing and their eyes have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart and turn, so that I should heal them.”
Jeremiah 7:23-24 “Obey My voice and I will be your God and you shall be My people, and walk in the ways that I have commanded you that it may be well with you.’ Yet they did not obey nor incline their ear, but walked in the counsels and the imagination of their evil heart, and went backwards and not forward.’”
There is an enormous group of people in the world who think they are saved because they say they believe. They may go to a church once in a while.
You will know them by their fruits which are:
●A major fruit of the counterfeit is ignorance of God’s word, with no interest in knowing it. ●No interest in deep, long study of the word, prayer, fasting, denial of self and taking up one’s own cross. ●You will know them by the fact that little has changed in their lives since they “believed.” They live for self. ●You will know them by the fact that they have no fear of the Lord.
●You will know them by the words they speak and the way they speak. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34)
●You will know them by all the fruits of the flesh as listed in Galatians 5:18-21. They are:
“Lusts, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions and heresies, envy, revelries.”
These are the people to whom our Lord will say: ●“Depart from Me, I never knew you.” (Matthew 7:21-23) ●These are the people who do not have enough “oil in their lamps” (Matthew 25:3) ●These are the people who presumed they would be saved on their good works and to whom our Lord says at the Great White Throne Judgement – “Anyone not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.”(Revelation 20:15)
Our Lord talks of the “resurrection of damnation.” (John 5:28-29) This is the end for the fake Christian and the unbeliever.
My friends, you need to be born-again from above by the Spirit of God, through the shed-blood, the cross and water. This means that the essence of “you” dies and you become a “new-born creation.” Believing is not enough. “Even the demons believe and shudder at their future.” (James 2:19)
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Some inheritance and destination details:
Where are our new heavenly mansions? They are not on the earth. They are in heaven which will be our abode and headquarters, from which we will rule and reign in the whole universe. (John 14:2-3)
Our Lord said that He was “going away” to prepare our dwelling places in heaven. The abode of the tribulation saints is the earth. Just that alone proves two distinct destinations and inheritances.
What will your future body look like? Will you have any choice in the matter?
It’s not exactly clear, but some people maintain that we will have a choice in our appearance up to a degree. We must remember that we will be in an environment of total holiness and purity.
Our future eternal bodies will be set at about 30 years old. Medical science has recently discovered that DNA stops ageing at about 30. This is also more or less the time our Lord was crucified and rose again.
Okay – that’s not cast in stone – but I like it a lot, barely being able to walk these days!
We will maintain our essential identities and major characteristics, but our eternal future state will be purified and perfect.
We will differ from each other based on our works done while alive on earth and in response to God’s call and leading. (1 Corinthians 15:40-42, 1 Corinthians 3:12-14)
Part of our inheritance will be the rewards represented as crowns in some verses and as gold, silver, precious stones in others. There will be loss of reward for the times we were dumb turkeys.
Some people will be given greater authority in the resurrection than others, again based on their diligence and obedience to God’s word and call now.
The grand, glorious amalgamation:
At the end of time as we know it, which will be at the end of the Millennium, huge changes will take place. This present earth will be destroyed and re-made into something so spectacular and glorious we can’t even imagine it. The heavens (all the stars of the universe) will also be renovated.
Every single trace, spiritual and otherwise of sin and evil will be destroyed from the entire universe. It will be pure, holy and righteous forever.
This will be when all the unbelievers of all ages finally appear before God and are cast into hell.
This will be when saved Gentiles and Jews of all ages / dispensations come into one new, eternal dimension and purpose, amalgamated by our Lord with one purpose and with Him. This is called the “eternity of eternities” and we have no idea of the glory that lies ahead!
All people will have resurrection bodies. So the tribulation saints finally end up just the same as the true church. The unbeliever will also receive bodies that live forever, but will be imprisoned forever.
God knew all these things long ago and planned it all. He even knew, before the foundation of the earth, that you would become one of His own and then predestined it to be so. By the way, predestination is not that difficult to understand.
Predestination is based on God’s foreknowledge – simple. It’s like this: If you knew that your neighbour, who is an obnoxious pig now, would get saved next week, you wouldn’t greet him with “oink, oink” now, would you?
Numbers 14:21 “As I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.”
Hell – the inheritance of unbelievers
All humans live forever. All will see God. All unbelievers will have a glimpse of this universal glory from the dock of the Great White Throne courtroom. All unbelievers will retain and perhaps be given full knowledge like us. BUT it will be too late.
Their horror is that they will be imprisoned in the dungeon of hell for eternity, unable to escape the dark clutches of Satan, his demons and fallen angels. They will be in a supernatural prison of untold horror.
Can you imagine the horror of suddenly knowing all things and suddenly realising how wrong you were when the truth was right before you and you rejected it?
At the end of the day there will be few who are saved. Many who think they are are not. The problem today is that few people will pay the price – any price in fact.
Can you be saved and not believe the Bible? Can you be saved and never change your ways? Can you be saved and hang onto sinful lifestyles?
The answer is yes you can be, if your intention is to repent, reverse and change those things. If there is no intention to change, you may not have the indwelling Spirit at work in you.
Yes, of course salvation is not based on works, but if you have the Spirit of God in your heart, there will be evidences down the line.
Revelation 22:3-5 “There shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face and His name shall be on their foreheads and there shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.”
Please note the last few words of this spectacular verse above! We will reign forever!
The word “reign” as used here is Strong’s G936 = “basileuo” meaning: “Kingly power, governorship and rulership.”
How amazing is that? My friends, we have the most incredible inheritance imaginable laid up before us. In time to come, we shall reign with our Lord forever and ever!
What or who will we reign over? I don’t know – I’ll tell you when we get there. But do remember that there is a whole universe out there!
Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall pursue me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
I took this picture of a section of Lone Creek Falls in the forests of Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 353: March 1st 2017
Sky signs, earth signs, heart signs!
Sky signs, earth signs, heart signs:
The Bible talks of many end-time signs in the sky relating to our Lord’s coming. It speaks of numerous signs on the earth and in the world. It speaks of the condition of the heart of man in these times, both of the saved and the unsaved.
This edition is to inform you, help you, bless you and warn you of the pitfalls and dangers now and in the short time ahead, which are all escalating and intensifying.
Impending, ominous, doom looms large for many, and they can’t see it. At the same time, great joy, glory, majesty, honour, triumph and exaltation from our Lord is fast approaching for many.
Signs are to warn us, but also to show us which way to go. Signs are not to be ignored as most of the church does today, thanks to their blind guides. But we must not get the signs wrong either and go off in the wrong direction.
Thankfully we have seen that the Bible signs and prophecies that have already come to pass and been fulfilled, have done so perfectly with not one miss. So we can absolutely trust every word. If we are on the right road, it will be seen and be evident in the hearts of those on the journey.
The hearts of those who are right with God and on the right road will be full of good fruit and their lives will in fact be a banner and a sign to the world as well.
A bad or wrong heart will absolutely get you to see the wrong thing in the signs and go the wrong way, taking others with you.
1 Chronicles 26:16 (Temple Gatekeepers) “...At the West Gate, on the ascending highway you shall have watchmen opposite watchmen.”
Psalm 119:148 “My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate (know) on Your word.”
What is most important is to know and understand that we are to be watchful for all the signs. We are to know the signs in the sky, the signs in the world and in our hearts!
There is a very great danger evident in so many right now. I’ve mentioned it before. It is that too many are putting all their eggs in one basket. Far too many are looking at the coming signs in the sky, specifically the Revelation 12 sign, with tunnel vision.
If the earth and world signs are not running parallel to the Revelation 12 sign, as we approach the time – forget any message in the sky!
I am watching the Revelation 12 sign cautiously. I have not thrown it out, but I see some very real dangers that many are simply ignoring.
Personally, in the past I’ve looked at, and presented you with rapture-time scenarios and possibilities. With every one, I’ve said that they are possibilities and, if memory serves, I’ve also said just what I’m saying here now: All the ducks must be lined up in a row!
Amazingly, so many in the past have found this or that great secret as to when they think the rapture will be, and held to it right up to the day – but the other main signs have been missing! They all end up with a bit more than egg on the face!
I recently saw a video clip by some fool-Jezebel type woman who claimed that Nibiru would hit the earth this last Christmas day, but it would be okay because the rapture would happen right then too.
The incredible thing was that so many deceived, blind, fools bought right into her satanic garbage.
When something is of our Lord, there will be confirmations in the Bible itself as well as amongst certain types of mature believers. I can’t stress how important this is.
Let me start by offending many. If you look at those who confirm, accept and promote the Nibiru / Planet X deception, you are more gullible than you can imagine. Only a certain type of gullible, person falls into those traps with an occult source.
Most of the Nibiru supporters have no idea of the occult origins and involvement.
Many people are also falling into the trap of “private, personal interpretation”, relating to many other things, which is not only wrong, but forbidden in 2 Peter 1:20-21.
Look for what finds acceptance and bears witness with mature believers with a track record of stability and endurance. Beware of that which changes long accepted, Bible-proven interpretation. That's not to say a new revelation can't come along, but if it's of God it will be confirmed by the right people.
The Revelation 12 sign dangers:
There are a few big problems with the general interpretation of and application of the Revelation 12 sign, which require a lot of explanation, so I won’t go into it all now.
The biggest issue of all lies in the fact that the “great sign” of Revelation 12 may well turn out to be a supernatural sign and event in the sky and have nothing to do with any computer program called Stellarium or any other.
Many say that the Bethlehem star was a comet. I reject that. Many say that the darkness that fell when our Lord was crucified was an eclipse. Since when do eclipses last for nine hours? Both were supernatural events.
People don’t like that idea, because it takes them out the picture, and they like to have a natural, physical explanation for everything, so that they can put it to rest in their simple minds.
So, what I am saying is – be careful out there, don’t put your entire trust in one thing that may or may not turn out as expected.
I have said and will say again and again that all the other signs must be in place, and then we’ve got it – not before or without them all lining up.
The earth signs:
I have mentioned these signs in previous editions, so this is a brief overview of what must be in place at the same time as the sky signs.
By the way, the Bible says “I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know them...” (2 Peter 1:12) So, repetition and hearing things a few times is a good method of learning!
●A pre-tribulation rapture requires the start of the tribulation period as a new dispensation at the same time. There is no inter-dispensational time period – that’s biblically impossible.
Therefore we must have some sort of international peace agreement on the table ready for signing. That is a major world-sign. (Daniel 9:27, Daniel 11:21, 1 Thessalonians 5:3)
This coming peace treaty must be new and not some old agreement revived, as many teach. It must be new because it is a seven-year agreement. No other, like the Oslo Accord, or any other, was specifically a seven-year agreement.
All other older peace agreements are null and void because they were never ratified and would have to be re-negotiated, because so much has changed since.
There will be no rapture and no tribulation start without this major world-sign in place, no matter what any sign in the stars or anywhere else points to.
●We must see the ten-nation European confederacy with an eastern and western leg in place or at least close to being formed. It is required by prophecy soon into the tribulation.
●We must see the emergence of a one-world, one-currency, and one-religion system. These things don’t happen overnight. They are tribulation events, but must be at least in sight, being prepared at the tribulation start.
●We must see the preparations for the building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount. It is required at mid-tribulation, so must be in sight well before.
There is very little time left for all of these signs to appear. Yes things can happen fast, but they need to happen very, very fast.
There are numerous other signs that need to be in place too.
Signs in the heart of man:
Proverbs 27:19 “...A man’s heart reveals the man.”
Perhaps the biggest end-time sign in the heart of man is pure deception!
A soft, broken and teachable heart is a pre-condition for seeing correctly and being led into all truth.
The end-time heart signs revealed in the Bible are: People being in love with themselves, in love with money, despisers of the ways of God, superficial, filled with great continuing and steadily worsening deception.
People will be worshipping the gods of Babylon and Baal and all its offshoots. People will ignore, or be ignorant of the word of God, even though it’s more available now than ever before, and is right in front of them!
A big and real end-time sign is more and more people becoming more and more involved in the occult, witchcraft, fortune telling, spiritism, sorcery, and the like. (Deuteronomy 18:9-12).
The Bible is the source of the signs we are interested in. But there are different levels of Bible understanding.
●Firstly there is the dead-letter version, which the Bible itself describes as spirit-less understanding. (2 Corinthians 3:6). This way has produced all the divisions we have in the dead denominational churches.
●Then there is spirit-led and informed understanding and interpretation, which is absolutely necessary. This is where our Lord proclaims that “He will show you things to come.” (John 16:13).
●Then there is the understanding coming from the living words of the living God speaking now in your own heart, which is only available to those who qualify and meet the conditions.
Job 28:12-28 “Where can wisdom (of and from God) be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its value, nor is it found in the land of the living. Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil, that is understanding.”
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Psalm 25:14 “The secret counsel of the Lord is with those who fear Him and He will show them His covenant.”
Today we are in a world with no fear of God. The result is ignorance of God, presumption, man-made doctrines and idiots with no revelation knowledge of God.
No one can know God without the fear of God and this has many evidences in your life. In many respects, the fear of God compares to taking up your own cross. Today many have removed the cross and others have modified it to suit themselves.
The cross of self-denial is before all believers. You can take it up or flee it.
Cross-less Christianity is a modern curse and a sign of hearts being far from the living God.
In all of our hearts there is a throne of pride and a cross lying on the ground in front of us. You have to get off your throne and bow down to pick up the cross.
We must go through the soul-agony of loss of all our ideas and idols. We must become detached and removed from our self-will and exaltation. We must be silent before God and shut up, before we can know and speak His revelation-word.
To really encounter the living God is shattering. It breaks you down, so that He can lift you up without all your garbage, presumption, sin and un-holiness.
Job 42:5 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my (spiritual) eye sees You and I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
We are entering a time of universal darkness, emptiness, barrenness and dryness. But there are those who hunger and thirst for the purity, holiness and righteousness of God. They will be filled.
Self and sin and the world’s ways is the veil that hides the face of God. Only the cross breaks these enemies in our lives.
Many want to be saved but won’t surrender fully. They end up as twilight Christians half in the shadows. Their sick religion offers plenty and demands nothing.
The truth they have soon erodes away as it must into the mist of this universal darkness and a religious, hazy half-light. It is like lukewarm light! It will poison and kill you!
The more at home you are in this world, the greater your problem and the greater the work you will have to do to die to it.
Many of today’s “successful” preachers are failures and leading others to failure. They teach that a Ferrari is valuable.
In many cases, the problem is not so much the signs or the content of the message, but the messenger! They are not messengers of the cross! Many are superficial frauds, looking for the approval of man. I always automatically reject the messages from these types, without question.
Most times I can tell in the first sentence whether a person is to be switched off or not.
Israel as a signs:
***Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
The “sign” in the verse above is the miracle people, the Jews themselves! This sign has other implications as well, which I won’t go into now, except to say that it relates to war of Gog and Magog). I’ll share more on this another time.
Here we have a magnificent, far reaching verse, with so many dramatic implications attached to every word!
Do you know that the many fulfilled prophecies relating to Israel are a great sign in themselves? (Isaiah 11:12) Israel’s birth, Jerusalem’s restoration, the Second Exodus, the land never to be lost again, and many more have all been fulfilled in our day. What a sign!
But the sign continues to speak! The Jews will be God’s chief evangelists to the Gentiles in the tribulation period. That means a pre-tribulation rapture. All from a few words in that incredible verse!
A message for the Jews: You are going to return to your Messiah. You will soon see with new eyes. It was written ages ago in Bible prophecy...it will happen. But when you return be careful not to return to the old ways. Return to your Lord who has many new things for you.
Church and Gentiles in general, know that to stand with and for Israel and the Jewish people is to be God’s own personal, close friend!
Psalm 60:11 “Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man. Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.”
1 Samuel 2:9 “The Lord will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked will be silent in darkness. For by strength no man shall prevail.”
Israel, Your God has been with you through the ages, even when you turned against Him, and were blinded as a result. But your eyes even now, are opening to your soon coming Jewish Messiah. Many forces, led by Satan, even some which you may think are too big for you to handle, will come against you. But fear not!
Look at that verse above again. “By (human) strength no man shall prevail against you". You have already won, so to speak! You are already the brothers and sisters of all Christian Zionists, who love you and stand with you.
My Jewish friends, you are God’s great sign in this world, of His soon return in judgement and love.
Anti-Semitism and its religious twin, replacement theology, are intensifying today. It is such a huge problem for its adherents because our Lord and Saviour is Jewish! That makes salvation a real obstacle for them. So, the anti-Semitic world is really shooting themselves in the head!
On the eve of destruction, most church ministers are playing ostrich, ostrich and wouldn’t dare pull their wolf-heads out of the sand to teach, inform and warn their blind sheep about the soon coming disasters.
The “Jerusalem” pictogram sign:
Amazingly, the pictograms of each Hebrew letter of the word “Jerusalem” paints a stunning picture. When the pictograms are put together this is what is contained in the name:
“A Prince is coming to do a mighty work, to accomplish a divine deed. It is to crush and destroy the voice of authority that is causing chaos confusion and death.”
That’s all hidden below the surface in the name alone...and people want to mess with Jerusalem!
●This is a short video clip on the meaning of Jerusalem: HERE
Signs will arise:
Be confident of this: It’s not our Lord’s character to catch us out or leave us uninformed. The signs will arise at the right time. It may be this year. If not, I doubt it would be longer than next.
The Revelation 12 sign may turn out to be right on the mark, as all the other ducks line up in a row. If not, it would not rock your boat because; you would not be putting all your trust in it. – Not so?
Please do yourself a favour and broaden your vision as far as the signs go and be honest with yourself. Look for all the signs together.
This great end-time drama is like a huge jig-saw puzzle. All the pieces must be there, and in place.
Please be discerning in these days!
Psalm 139:23 “Search me O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all of your heart, I will be found by you says the Lord.”
Titus 2:13 “We look for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Yeshua the Messiah.”
We have so much, of such incredible value and importance lying just before us, don’t give up!
Our bodies will be transformed in a flash and conformed to the body of glory of our Lord. It will be incorruptible, full of power. It will be a spiritual body able to transcend the physical and spiritual dimensions at will. We will have full and complete knowledge of all things. We will “bear the image of the heavenly Man.” (1 Corinthians 15:42-49, Philippians 3:21)
Our future eternal bodies will be sickness and deformity free, ageless, never to see death.
Psalm 139:16-17 “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they were all written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious are Your thoughts towards me, O God!
If you reject Bible prophecy and its signs, apart from rejecting one third of the Bible, you will receive the devil’s prophecy! Do you know what the devil’s prophecy is?
It’s anything you want it to be!
It’s the word of man, the word of the world and the word of the demonic. It’s all around us today!
Psalm 119:160 “The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of your righteous judgements endures forever.”
I took this picture in the desert section of Etosha Game Reserve.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 352: 22nd February 2017
Jeremiah 8:8 “How can you say, ‘we are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. The wise men (scribes) are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?”
The mass-media are killers of your values, killers of your soul and of your spirit. The press, western, in particular, is not free. It is enslaved and imprisoned to its big boss- Satan. They yap at the howl of the boss. They are true enemies of freedom wanting to re-engineer you and control you.
Today the mass-media, TV News channels in particular, are all yelling about how innocent they are, how worthy and necessary they are. They say that people should not criticise the media because of the important role they play. This has come about because of all the recent criticism launched against them for their bias.
Firstly, I am an ex-media man myself, having worked around the world covering everything from music, to fashion, to wars and to wildlife. So I have some insights into the workings of the media and what makes them tick and how they operate, which is similar for all of them.
I’m not suggesting that the mass-media are going around physically murdering people. My accusation against them is far worse. They are part of the cause of eternal spiritual death to many.
Hard news is fine, but be careful wherever opinion is involved. Even hard news can be an error in that editors can paint a picture or create influence by what is reported and what is left out of a story.
The Bible uses the word “scribe” many times. The original word is “Grammateus” which is a writer or reporter. It parallels with the word “journalist” which means “to inform.” In Bible days, the scribes always took the side of the religious or the politicians (Pharisees.)
They are condemned throughout the Bible for their ignorance of the truth and distortions, as is so clearly revealed in our key verses at the top.
Here are a few verses relating to the scribes or mass-media of Bible days:
Matthew 7:29 “For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
Matthew 21:15 “When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did...they were indignant.”
Luke 22:2 “The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him...”
Matthew 23:13 “Woe to you scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven for men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”
Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”
Jeremiah 7:28 “This is the nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God, nor receive correction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.”
Mass spiritual murder defined:
If you try to remove God’s word from society there are terrible consequences. God’s word can never be removed. It is eternal. But what happens is that the counterfeit word of the devil comes in camouflaged as truth, deceiving all who are not aware.
If you reject all the many warnings of the word of God, you are left playing with a loaded gun. It will ultimately go off and send you to hell.
You don’t sacrifice truth because someone or some group may be offended by it! You can try to change the truth or avoid it, but all that does is light its fuse. It will blow you up. You see, truth is a Person. His name is the Great I am! He is the Lamb and the Lion, the Judge of all.
“Changing the truth for a lie” (Romans 1:25), leaves the truth the same, but changes you into a walking lie!
Avoiding the warnings does not make them go away; it just makes you a fool.
In the soon coming seven-year tribulation period some four billion people will die. Many of those will end in hell.
Is the mass-media guilty of removing the warnings of the Bible from modern society? It most certainly is – all the time.
The masses are always wrong – in every generation, largely because they have rejected God’s truth.
Removing God’s truth leaves you in a living “hell.”
Misdirection and misrepresentation:
Distraction or misdirection is a classical tool of the magician. He gets you to focus your attention on something else, albeit momentarily, so that you miss the main action, and end up fooled. This is a classic tool of the devil.
Misrepresentation, especially by the media, is simply a camouflaged lie. It presents it as the truth, while the real truth is somewhere else.
It’s very important to understand that the media always uses distraction and misrepresentation together...a very dangerous combination.
Here are some classic examples:
CNN claims that “terror doesn’t have a religion.” They claim that Islam is a “religion of peace.” That is the big, untrue misdirection. The masses then believe them. Part of the misdirection then goes on to claim that Islamic terrorists are the few who have been “radicalised.”
This misdirection now becomes misrepresentation and makes people believe that it’s just the few radicalised, lone-wolves who are the problem, and the rest of Islam is peace-loving, tolerant and respectable which can happily assimilate into the west.
The great misdirection and misrepresentation lets Islam off the hook, releasing it to continue its deadly Quran-instructed efforts of world-domination.
The media has now assisted Islam to mask itself through misdirection and misrepresentation.
The truth is the opposite. The mass-media would never ever present the truth, because they can’t. Both God and the devil have blinded them:
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “The gospel is veiled to them who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age (Satan) has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 “...They were full of unrighteous deception, because they did not receive the love of the truth that they may be saved, For this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie.”
That’s what you call being twice blinded - by Satan and God!
Why does the mass-media never report on the commands to violence of Islam’s Quran? It is because Satan is using them to misrepresent Islam thereby causing the masses to drop their defences and accept their own coming destruction (which they can’t see yet.)
The great media-created “magic” distraction now makes Islam a friend and Israel the aggressors!
The call of Islam’s Quran to violence:
Bear in mind that all Muslims are compelled to know, accept and believe the Quran. There are no Muslims who don’t believe their book.
This is a list of some of the 109 verses in the Quran calling for violence and death: HERE
Some of these include, beheading, cutting off of fingers, killing of infidels, rape and more.
As you read these verses of death and destruction in the Quran, you may wonder if CNN, SKY News, BBC and others of the mass-media are actually headquartered on the planet Mars. Because this is the exact opposite of what they present to the masses! The absolute opposite!
The mass-media have done an excellent job in lying, misrepresenting and misdirecting the masses.
The media’s claim that the Bible supports killing:
The mass-media often uses this excuse to justify or lessen the killing machine of Islam. Even if it were true, does that justify all the killing of Islam?
The truth is that the Bible did sanction a lot of killing in Old Covenant times. That was a different dispensation, in which God dealt with man differently. Now in the New Covenant there is no such thing. Besides, the reasons were not like those of Islam.
The commanded killing of the Quran is open -ended, it has been and still is ongoing and unchanged in its commands of violence and death. It also uses terrible torture.
More media-assisted misdirection and misrepresentation:
My friends, this is all no small thing. It is soon to impact and involve the whole world. It is soon to create the biggest wars we have ever seen and the greatest judgements upon the world it has ever known.
The media’s strategy and objective is to delegitimize Israel’s ownership of the land, the city and the Temple Mount. The media claims that the Jews displaced the Palestinians. That is the misrepresentation designed to legitimise the Palestinians as the rightful owners.
The media is even blind to the fact that Palestinians are a recently invented people with no legitimacy at all, never mind rights to the land! (Look it up.)
The truth is that the Temple Mount is fully Jewish owned, by covenant promise from our Lord, and so is all of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is never mentioned once in the Quran, while it is mentioned 667 times in the Bible.
Jerusalem has been the God-given Jewish holy city since the days of King David 3000 years ago. The word of God, as well as much archaeology proves it.
Believing the mass-media lie that the Palestinians have a legitimate right to any part of Israel and Jerusalem may just get you destroyed.
That may seem an outrageous statement, but look at the end of the story. Here it is right here:
Zechariah 12:2-3 “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. In that day I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples and all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations were gathered against it.”
If you are a true Christian, you do not have the option of believing the lies of the media. You must believe the truth. It will not only set you free, but it will also give you a God-inspired immunity to the deception and error of the devil, today, which is more dangerous than you can imagine.
Pillars of truth and pillars of error:
The pillar of truth is:
The Bible describes the “pillar of truth” in a most remarkable way. It says that the “church of the living God is the pillar and foundation of truth, without controversy...” (1 Timothy 3:15).
Isn’t it interesting that the mass-media not only attacks the truth in relation to the Jews and Israel, but also the true church of the living God.
Let me inform you mass-media, and your lovers... the pillar of truth will stand supreme forever. You will not. You will be crushed to pieces when your pillar of lies falls on your heads.
The pillar of error is:
The media believes that God’s promise of the land and city to the Jews is meaningless. The land belongs to the Palestinians and the Jews must give it up, they say.
If that were to occur, the world will become Islamic.
Today, the mass-media has enshrined, and attempted to sanctify their huge errors and lies. The media has made an idol out of their error as they condemn, delegitimize, desecrate and defile the truth of God’s word.
They have hidden their death in the embalming of their own idolatry.
I’ve said many times that the objective and strategy of the media is not to inform you but to change you, and make you a slave and servant of Satan. This includes making you a happy idiot without God in your life.
The light of God is truth and truth is a Person. Spiritual darkness and error is also a person - Satan. The Bible talks of the “Spirit of truth and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:6)
Matthew 6:22-23 “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light, but when your eye is bad, your whole body is full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is your darkness!”
Here are a few verses applying to the media:
Proverbs 28:4 “If you forsake the law (word or ways) of God, you will praise the wicked.”
Malachi 2:8-9 “You have departed from the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law (word.) You have corrupted the covenant of Levi...therefore I have made you contemptible and base before all people, because you have not kept My ways but shown partiality in the law.”
Jeremiah 2:17-19 “Have you not brought this upon yourself, in that you have forsaken the Lord your God when He led you in the way? And now why take the road to Egypt...Your own wickedness will correct you and your backsliding will reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the Lord your God, and the fear of Me is not in you.”
Romans 1:18 “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
Ephesians 2:2 “You once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
Here are a few verses for you to guard against the media:
Psalm 101:3-4 “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness.”
Ephesians 5:11 “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them.”
Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God (spiritual warfare weapons) that you may be able to withstand the wiles of the devil.”
Some deeper thoughts:
You may not be aware of it, but today dark forces, are destroying minds and souls at a phenomenal rate – especially the youth. They are led by crowd-speak and the confirmation bias, and majority consensus of the masses, with God removed from society.
Today, ignorance of God’s word is perhaps your greatest enemy. Ignorance will get you deceived.
The strategy of the devil and his agents, the media, is to advance by blinding you to the truth, to misdirect you from his attacks and to remove or nullify your protection against them.
The media can’t tell the truth because it has rejected the truth! Its truth is the majority consensus and the opinions of the world, which they themselves have partly created. They believe that they are the truth!
Have they got the shock of all shocks coming soon!
You can’t walk in truth without the sin-removing cross. You can try as hard as you like, be as good as good can be, but you and your human good are lost in what is the essence of sin – life outside the cleansing work of the cross.
Error and evil has no restraint except what this one or that one decides, but there are no absolutes. God’s truth is full of restraint, borders and barriers and limits. (Hosea 4:1-2) Thank you Lord!
Trusting the truth-less media to inform and lead you is like trusting your own killer!
Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear.”
As far as Israel goes, God knows the future. God knew that the Jews would turn to Him and fulfil their centuries-old calling, so God spoke it, penned it, planned it and cursed all those whom He knew would come against His plans.
If your analysis or starting point is the situation now and recent history, you will get it all wrong, just as the world does. If however, your starting point is God’s ancient eternal covenants and His end-time promises, you will see rightly and correctly.
The world today is concerned with bringing down the walls of division across multiple areas, but one thing the world can’t do is get rid of their own sin. So their desired end-product is a world unified in peace, but full of sin. This new world of theirs will soon be totally and completely destroyed, never to rise again!
Imagine working all your life for world peace and you just about get there, but missed the greatest obstacle of all – sin, which you could do nothing about anyway even if you identified it and named it correctly. That’s what you call a great big OOPS!
What the mass-media has done is blind the masses to the true and very real danger right in front of them.
The biggest lie since Hitler is that Islam is a religion of peace.
The term “Palestinian State” is wrong. It should be Quran-based Islamic State with no Jews allowed, eventually consuming the entire land of Israel and then the world.
If, at the end of the day, there is no Jewish State, there will be a Palestinian State and no salvation going forth to the world.
The mass-media is preparing its worshippers for hell.
Your own eternal state may just depend on which side of the truth-fence you fall on.
The media has ignored the truth, but the truth is now returning and making them God’s very own enemies!
The media has now become the enemy of all truth, the enemy of God and His ways and plans, and His people. The media has become the friends of the enemies of God. The media is the great miss-informer, miss-director and distorter.
We must delegitimize the media, in the sense that you take everything they say, especially on morality and all things Israel-related, with a pinch of salt. We are now in a new phase where evil and good are clashing.
I took this picture sitting at a waterhole in the wonderful Etosha Game Reserve.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 351: 15th February 2017
Rapture, Rams, Shofars and more:
Rapture, Rams, Shofars and more:
I have written about the Feast of Trumpets many times, but this is mostly new.
The Feast of Trumpets is perhaps the most wonderful of the seven feasts. It has so many meanings, applications, symbols, signs and idioms in and around it. It is richer with typology than any of the others. Some meanings are hidden and some are found only in ancient Hebrew tradition, being largely lost in today’s practices.
In this edition I will look at a few of these incredible signs. There are many more which I haven’t shared yet and will sometime soon.
People say that all seven of the Feasts of the Lord have been fulfilled and have no applications for the church today – Wrong!
The prophetic aspect of the feasts are still on the go right now and will be completely fulfilled in the Feast of Trumpets, the Feast of Yom Kippur and the Feast of Tabernacles at the Second Coming and into the Millennium.
The traditional, anti-Israel view is that all the feasts have been fulfilled. There is nothing left to be fulfilled because Israel is now the church. This view is founded in the Babylonian-influenced churches
The next Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah occurs on the 21st and 22nd of September.
Is Rosh Hashanah for the church or Jews or both?
Personally, I believe that the rapture will happen on one of the two days of the Feast of Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets, as do many others.
Some say or ask, why the rapture would happen on a Jewish feast day when the church is Gentile and not Jewish.
The question alone offers an incredible insight into the success of Satan in re-characterising the church through the Catholic rejection of the feasts and other Hebraic traditions.
We must see biblical things “rightly divided” in dispensational terms, which are part of the Bible’s own revealed method of division. Some things apply to Israel and some things to the church and some things to both. You need the Holy Spirit to lead you.
Everything that is in and of the Old Covenant has some sort of prophetic application to the New. Besides that, Jewish time in dispensational terms is not complete yet.
The next great (very, very great) biblical, prophetic event on the horizon is the great dispensation change closing the church age and sending the world into the seven year tribulation, which is in fact another dispensation completely.
The feasts that have been fulfilled were done so in order. The remaining ones will also be fulfilled in the continuing order. Remember that the feasts prophetically, plot the course of the ages.
One of the feasts would most certainly be assigned in fulfilment to this huge milestone and world-changing event, the start of the tribulation. Because the Feast of Trumpets is next, it is therefore this feast that will mark this massive dispensational change.
As we go on, you will see exactly why this feast fits the bill so perfectly.
But let’s presume the original question is legitimate and say that the feasts have no application for the church. That would mean the Feast of Trumpets will find its fulfilment in the start of the tribulation period, which is for the Jews.
Good point – that’s true! But hang on right there. If we believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, that means that the rapture would take place right here at the start of the tribulation for the Jews! So there you have it – rapture covered, either way!
Miracles of Rosh Hashanah, also called The Feast of Trumpets:
Some of the names of this feast are: ●Rosh Hashanah, or the head of the year. ●Yom Teruah, or the day of trumpet blowing. It is called: ●Zicharon Teruah, the day of the shout for joy. It is called: ●Yom Hazicharon, the day of remembrance of sins. It is called: ●Yom Hadin, The day of judgement.
Rosh Hashanah also speaks of: ●The return of the King. ●The coronation of the King. ●The call of alarm, judgement, tears, sacrifice, and introspection.
Some of the many associations of the Feast of Trumpets:
●It represents the birthday of the world at the day of the creation of the world.
●It also represents the birthday of Adam and sin!
●Also born on this day were Yeshua, Cain, Abel, Abraham, Elisha and Joshua.
●Cain killed Able on this day.
●Rachel conceived Joseph on Rosh Hashanah. Leah conceived on this day.
●The dry land appeared after the flood of Noah on this day.
●Isaac was offered up on this day.
●The First Temple was dedicated on this day.
Rosh Hashanah is the feast at which the shofar is blown. No other form of trumpet is to be used. But here is the amazing thing:
The word Shofar comes from a root word meaning beauty. The sound can be made to sound like a deep sobbing – relating to repentance. It can also be made to sound like an alarm of judgement. It can be made to sound triumphant as in joyous victory.
The Hebrew meaning of Shofar also means “incising” or cutting deeply.
The shofar is blown with 100 blasts on each of the two days of the feast.
When the shofar is blown, the people tremble. (Amos 3:6)
The shofar is also associated with calling the dead from the grave.
The shofar is associated with spiritual warfare (Number 10:9).
Within the 100 blasts are nine required staccato blasts of the shofar known as the Teruah. Their purpose is to “awaken the soul.” Interestingly the word “Teruah” means to shout and nine is the number of finality.
A ram has two horns!
Even the shape of the ram’s horn shofar is important. It is to be curved, representing bending over in humility or bowing. The bend in the shofar is believed in ancient tradition to represent the transfer between this world and the next.
►The Feast of Trumpets is associated with Abraham placing Isaac upon a rock to sacrifice him, before the angel stopped him and pointed to the scapegoat. That rock is currently under the Muslim golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
►The Torah reading for Rosh Hashanah is Genesis 22 where Abraham takes Isaac to sacrifice him and the ram gets its horn caught in the thorns representing the sins of the people. Remember that when Adam sinned the earth sprang forth with thorns symbolising the curse going through to nature itself and the whole world.
Tradition claims that the ram caught in the thorns was trapped by the curve in its horn, but it was only the left horn, with the right horn being free.
At the Feast of Trumpets two ram’s horns are to be blown. Both must come from the same animal.
The left-hand horn / shofar which was caught in the thorns, representing the sin of the world, was to be blown first. This first sounding symbolises judgement on sin. This symbolises the start of the tribulation period of God’s judgement upon the world. This shofar is called “The first trump.”
The right-hand horn / shofar is then sounded. The blasts are celebratory and symbolise victory and deliverance. This symbolises the rapture of the church. This is called “The last Trump.”
The first trump is a symbol of the final regathering to Messiah of the Jews and their judgement. The last trump is a symbol of the rapture and the resurrection of the dead.
By the way, a shofar trumpet is also used at the Feast of Pentecost. This is also known as the “first trump”. This tradition came about due to the fact that the original Pentecost was the day Moses came down from Sinai with the law of God in stone. That day became the original birthday of Israel.
For the church, our Pentecost, being the day the law was implanted in our hearts, was the birthday of the new dispensation, which began at the “first trump.”
So we have a “first trump” blown at the birth of the church. Would it be surprising that the “last trump” will be at the end of the church age?
So we are very likely to see the tribulation period begin on the Feast of Trumpets, which means that the rapture would also occur then.
I reject the new popular teaching that there will be a long gap between the close of the church age and the start of the tribulation. It is hogwash.
Now let’s move over to the New Covenant and one of the rapture letters of Paul.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed – in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
Most who believe in a post-tribulation rapture use this verse, saying that Paul was referring here to the “last trumpet” in the book of Revelation, which closes the tribulation period or dispensation. They say that this is where the rapture takes place because that’s where the “last trumpet” is.
They are wrong.
►Paul could not have been referring to anything from the Revelation, because it was only written some 60 years after Paul! Again, Paul could not have been referring to this trumpet because it is not a shofar! A shofar is very specifically called for at the Feasts of Trumpets.
Paul had to have been referring to the “last trumpet” a shofar, of the Feast of Trumpets. The Greek word used in the verse above is “salpigx”, which the equivalent of the shofar in Hebrew.
But here’s the amazing thing: Paul is giving us a clue as to when the rapture will take place. There is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 are rapture verses, unless you’re stark raving mad!
►So, if these are rapture verses, and Paul says it will be at the “last trumpet” and he was referring to the Feast of Trumpets, guess when the rapture will take place?
Again bear in mind that the “last trump” of the Feast of Trumpets is the right hand horn / shofar, which is blown on the second day of the feast and it symbolises victory, release, joy.
It looks to me like the odds are stacked up for a “Trumpets” rapture!
The Temple and Trumpets:
Tradition claims that the shofar blasts are also a remembrance of the destruction of the Temple, causing the fear of God to arise. Numerous verses predict a rebuilt temple in the tribulation period.
The shofar blasts look back to the previous temples and forward to the next.
As we have seen, the Feast of Trumpets is associated with Abraham placing Isaac upon a rock to sacrifice him, before the angel stopped him and pointed to the scapegoat. Remember, that this particular rock is under the Muslim golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The Dome is the imposter and will soon be destroyed in judgement, making way for the Third Temple.
The Dome of the Rock and the other Mosques on the Temple Mount have now gained a false legitimacy, while even the idea of the Third Jewish Temple, still to come, is scorned by the world today.
It would not be at all surprising that the new Third Temple on the original site would have some relation to the Feast of Trumpets. Isaac’s rock is speaking!
Israel, Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Jews have all become the modern scapegoat. Actually, it’s Bible prophecy that has become the scapegoat. Actually it’s truth itself that is the new scapegoat, allowing evil to flourish and ultimately Satan and the antichrist to walk onto the stage as God.
But, beware, the ultimate scapegoat is Yeshua, our Lord and Saviour, and although slain, He rose again in glory and power and is coming back not as a Goat or a Lamb but as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, to devour all that is illegitimate and cross-less in the world.
Dome of the Rock – your days are numbered as are all the enemies of the Jews.
Bible doctrines are cast in stone; many other biblical things can be a matter of interpretation. But there are some biblical things that are more-sure than anything.
The seven feasts will all find their complete fulfilment in huge events soon to play out. It is impossible that they won’t. It is also impossible that they won’t continue to be fulfilled until their prophetic completion, in order.
It is impossible that the next in line for fulfilment, Trumpets, will not find fulfilment in some major prophetic event. All of the characteristics of this feast point to the dispensation change beginning the tribulation, which would then also see the rapture.
We know when the next Feast of Trumpets is and the next and the next, just by looking at the Hebrew calendar.
Is this coming one it? It may be. It looks very much like it so far. This is what we don’t know for sure. It may be Trumpets of 2018. I hope not. If it is, we will wait with anticipation. But be sure that the tribulation / rapture is very close at hand.
As I have said many times and will continue to do; be careful putting all your eggs of hope in one basket. We must have all the signs of prophecy lined up like ducks in a row. Then we will have it. If not, it doesn’t matter what signs there are in the sky or in the feasts – its back to the drawing board.
What signs are in place and what signs are still to appear:
Signs largely in place:
●The gospel preached in all the world, (Mark 13:10)
●Exploding knowledge, travel, technology, is fulfilled, but ongoing (Daniel 12:4).
●Israel is back in the land as a nation since 1948 and Jerusalem restored to the Jews in 1967 (Isaiah 66:8, 11:10-12, Jeremiah 30:3-4, Zechariah 10:10 and many more). The regathering is not complete.
●Israel springs forth with natural abundance (Isaiah 35:1, Ezekiel 36:11, Isaiah 41:18-20, Isaiah 27:6).
●The love of many believers grows cold. (1Timothy 4:1).
●World moral decay, including arising violence, terror, and aggressive homosexuality as in the days of Noah and Lot (Genesis 6:4-11, Matthew 24:37, Luke 17:26)
Signs still to come:
●A global currency, world government and control system (the mark of the beast) headquartered in a revised Roman Empire (EU) with an Eastern leg and a Western leg. (Revelation 13:7).
●Signs appearing in the sun, moon and stars. (Luke 21:25, Revelation 12).
●The veil of spiritual blindness on the Jews to their Messiah must lift more speedily. (Matthew 23:39, Romans 11:25, Acts 15:14-16.)
●The building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount is required by prophecy at the midway point in the tribulation, so it will need to be built early in the first half. (Isaiah 66:9 and many more.)
●The dividing of the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. (Joel 3:2, Zechariah 12:3) This is partially done even now, but is far from the completed end-time prophetic requirement.
●A peace treaty or covenant between Israel and “the many” must occur on day one. (Daniel 9:27, 1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Some of these signs do not need to be in place before the rapture and start of the tribulation, but they need to appear very soon afterwards. We will see signs of the signs coming beforehand.
Will we see the rapture coming?
We know that Elijah was raptured alive into heaven. Here is the story:
2 Kings 2:2-3 “Then Elisha said to Elijah, ‘stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.’ But Elisha said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you’! So they went down to Bethel. And the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?’ And he said, ‘yes I know; keep silent!’”
2 Kings 2:11 “Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”
Do you see it? Elisha knew beforehand that the Lord was about to take Elijah in rapture.
I pretty much doubt that either of them had any idea, weeks, months or years beforehand. But Elisha knew that day.
Does this mean that as the time for our rapture draws near we will gain more knowledge of it and know very soon beforehand? I would say that’s a very real possibility. It already looks that way as more and more revelation is revealed to the Lord’s prophets and watchmen.
At the same time, more and more false prophets and deceivers are appearing as well, serving their god of confusion well.
Did Noah know the time of the coming judgement by flood, a type of the tribulation?
Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah being warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear and prepared an ark...”
It seems he did know. The Bible also gives the time pretty clearly. (Genesis 7:6, 11-13).
Does this mean that we can know when the tribulation will start and when the rapture will be? Yes! I believe that as the time approaches the Spirit of God will reveal more and more to us.
Those who continue to argue that “no one knows the time, or the day and hour”, don’t have the foggiest idea what they are talking about. Sometime soon, I’ll explain it with biblical exegesis and you will be shocked. Here’s a hint: It’s got nothing to do with time.
My Jewish and Christian friends, we are in a time of fast-approaching prophetic fulfilment. It’s all looming, gathering and threatening. The world and its god are on a collision course with the living God.
The left-hand shofar of judgement is about to sound. The right-hand shofar, the last trump, of victory and rapture will sound soon.
There are messages in the stars, in the air and in the book. They are there for all to see. Are you ready for eternity in your new glorified, heavenly, eternally beautiful bodies?
I took the background picture from a chopper in the Mweni cutback in the Drakensberg Mountains. “Mweni” is Zulu for “The place of the needles.” I also took the picture of the Black Ibis flying off into the sunset and combined the two for fun.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 350: 8th February 2017
How to be ready for what lies ahead:
How to be ready for what lies ahead:
We always need to be looking ahead. If we only see and live in the here and now, we’ll not be complete as believers. We need to know and see what lies ahead for us, but we also need to see and know the obstacles to us moving forward with our Lord.
There is an ongoing battle in the spirit realm for our souls.
Fulfilling God’s call is most satisfying! It is music to our ears and to God’s ears. As we become valuable and precious diamonds in His hands.
What is your life? If your life is connected to the world and its worldliness, it’s going to be rocked and shaken. If your life is consumed “in Him” it is safe and secure.
The empty and the half-baked:
When there’s nothing inside, people must show and express the outside. Pride of life takes over. Today’s empty world is centred on the exterior, on the flesh, and materialism – it’s their god.
Today most people are universally shallow spiritually. Very rarely do you find totally committed, diligent and radical believers.
Hosea 7:8-9 “Ephraim has mixed himself among the peoples; he is a cake unturned (half-baked). Aliens have devoured his strength, but he does not know it.”
If ever there is a verse describing the condition of most of the church today – this is it. It is all mixed up with worldliness, the traditions of Babylon, the witchcraft of the mass-media, and the opinions of man. A half-baked cake is cooked on one side only...Wrong!
This is just like the lukewarm believers of Laodicea, they are half-baked in their love for the Lord, their knowledge of God’s word and the application of their spiritual gifts.
Why is it that so many people blindly and without question accept the traditions of the world? It is because the world creates comfort zones. People often need to be severely shaken before they look around for the truth.
Many people are simply ignorant or arrogant or both, which is a sure way to be blinded by God. Another huge reason is because so few are equipped with God’s freely promised gifts of the Spirit, to see and deal with these things. There is a very strong power behind the things of the world.
The world has been on a slippery slope for ages. Most are totally, ignorant of it. Morals have been declining along with values and virtues. Most of the church is on the same slippery slope. The reason is because far too many are spiritual slobs. This is why deception is the greatest end-time sign.
The way to peace is the way of the destruction of the enemies of peace in your own life, through God’s ways and methods.
Living for self is an ever downward-winding spiral into darkness and death, while living for our Lord with self crucified is an ever upward-winding spiral into glorious light and life. Both ways are full of fruits which soon become evident.
The way of the Lord is to come to Him in full surrender, brokenness, humility and fear seeking Him, His holiness and purity.
When you come to our Lord and enter His presence, you are entering a dimension of fiery, glorious majesty and holiness.
You need to allow God to interfere in every area of your life and make you uncomfortable at first.
Know your enemy:
2 Timothy 3:13 “Evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
It’s quite obvious to say that the devil is the enemy. But it’s not so obvious how he attacks.
Here’s one way that I’ll be writing a lot more on in two editions time:
Most people would not see the mass-media as their chief enemy. The media has cleverly delegitimized anyone who questions them, especially true born-again Christians. The subtle purpose of this is to elevate themselves to the position of God and destroy opposition to Satan.
On top of this the media has misrepresented the enemy, making them a peace-loving friend. The media has presented Islam as a religion of peace – that is a huge and fatal lie to believe. The media, CNN in particular, claims that “terror doesn’t have a religion” – another huge lie.
The media refuses to report the fact that Islam’s Quran states that the Jews are the legitimate owners of the land of Israel, as will be discovered in the end-times.
The media are clever deceivers, hiding all these truths amongst their lies.
The media has a strategy not of information, but of disinformation. It is to misdirect you, to blind you to the truth, and fill you with huge lies. Their intention is not to inform you but change you into a “worshipper” of the world and its evil god.
The mass media are the world’s supreme liars and they do it again and again and again.
I have used this analogy a few times before. I’ll be using them a lot more too!
The Bible uses the word “kosomkratos” for “world-power”. The Bible says that Satan is the god of this world, this “world-power”.
In ancient Greek we have an interesting word. It is “Hoopokrites.” Obviously it’s where the word “hypocrite” comes from. But in ancient Greek theatre, the hoopokrite was the person who came onto the stage to introduce the next act. If a comedy act, he would wear a smiley mask, if a tragedy, he would wear a reverse-smile mask. We still have these two masks today representing theatre.
The big thing is that the person behind the mask is not the same as the mask he shows! Satan comes as an agent of good and evil – both of the same source.
Satan is the world-power and hoopokrite! The masks are the mass-media!
This is the way the god of the media operates, make no mistake!
I warn you today. Do not receive one word from the multitudes of self-proclaimed prophets, Jezebels and false teachers putting out numerous videos (and in other formats) of their proclamations, which never come to pass.
You can spot them, because they never repent.
If you declare something publically and say, “the Lord gave me this” and it does not come to pass, in Old Covenant times you were to be put to death.
Today the principle is the same. We don’t kill them now, but you must “kill” them from your life.
If you do not kill them from your life, your next deception, and those after will be deeper and deeper.
God’s Wisdom has power:
Yes Satan and his agents are the world-power and not to be underestimated. But that world-power is soon to meet its match in ultimate, total destruction.
There is another power, which is glorious, forever powerful and strong, eternal and fully available, exclusively for true believers.
1 Corinthians 1:24 “To those who are called, both Jews and Gentiles, Yeshua is the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
1 Corinthians 1:18-19 “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise...Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the wise?”
Matthew 22:29 “You are mistaken not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.”
Are you full of wise, powerful power?
Specific end-time attacks:
Today, Satan’s time is getting shorter by the day, so are his attacks. His greatest attack is on the truth. To counter this we need to have the spiritual insight to see the attacks. This comes safely through the baptism in the Spirit.
Are you offended by the truth? If you are it shows that you are living a lie! You will never be free.
Many people have wrecked their lives, missing God’s call for them.
The good news is that until the day you step into eternity, it’s not too late. If you have totally wrecked your life in sin and wickedness and living for the devil, you can redeem the time now. You can “buy back” the time the devil has stolen from you.
I’ve always been fascinated by those amazing verses saying the “first will be last and the last first.” Do you know what that means? It means that those who get saved or dedicate their lives to the Lord, last in the queue, will jump the queue right up to the front. It doesn’t mean that those who have been lifelong servants of our Lord are cast aside, at all. They will still receive all their due reward.
What I love about those verses is that it offers great encouragement to those who messed up their lives, wasting it all, and finally repent.
Living for self gives you no real purpose in life. It leaves you empty, unfulfilled with a life that is an entire waste, but thanks be to God – there is always hope, until the last minute.
I have compiled the following from numerous verses dealing with end-time attacks:
●”Test the spirits”. ●Know the “whole counsel of God.” ●Note those who cause doctrinal division, and who are mockers and avoid them. ●End-times will be characterised by those who won’t endure sound doctrine. ●The truth will be “cast down in the street” and many will not receive the love of the truth and God will delude them. ●Many will try to change the truth for a lie.
How to be ready:
In light of all the signs of the very soon coming of our Lord for us in a pre-tribulation rapture, we need to know how to get and be ready for Him and we need to know what to do and what not to do.
There are many voices out there today. There are multitudes of opinions and multitudes in the valley of decision. Some voices are right on the mark, and many are way off.
Once we cross the glory-line, there is no going back to fix things. In numerous previous editions I’ve highlighted many of these things, but now there is a fast-growing urgency, so, for your benefit, I would like to present you with these words to help you cross the line in victory:
The big ticket items are the following:
The devil attacks the believer in the areas of self, the world and the demonic. These are the main big areas which must be dealt with firmly and until victory is achieved.
The Bible shows that it is the power of the cross † which is the dynamite to break the attacks.
●Self: “I (self) have been crucified † with Messiah; it’s no longer I (self) that lives.” (Galatians 2:20)
●The world: “The world has been crucified † to me and I to the world.” (Galatians6:14).
●The demonic: “(Demons), principalities and powers have been disarmed, by the nailing to the cross † all these that were contrary to us.” (Colossians 2:14)
There are many more verses dealing with these three areas of attack and the answer in the cross.
Note that in all three areas above, the application of the cross is the answer to these satanic attacks.
It’s easy to spot someone walking in the power of the cross. They are the walking dead. They have the marks of the cross all over their lives, and they are free, free, free!
The power of the cross, which is only available to those who are born-again, puts our human reasoning to death. It empowers us to die daily to these evils. It gives us power to reign over darkness even now, and in the age to come. It is the power that defeats the enemies we face.
As we embrace the cross of Messiah and take up our own cross and die, we live with a life that is more alive than ever before. As we lose our lives, we find life – real victorious, glorious life. As we die to self, the world and the demonic, we become full of wisdom – God’s wisdom!
Fear, confusion, stress, complacency and the like are not of God. Where He is at work the fruits are; comfort, assurance, confidence, calmness, peace and enlightenment, and a million more.
The measure of growth:
The biggest measure of your growth in our Lord will be seen in the fruits of the Spirit becoming more and more evident in you.
There are numerous other signs including a passionate love of the truth, knowledge of it and application of it. Another common growth-fruit is thankfulness and generosity.
A measure of growth in your life will be seen in your freedom and liberty in the Spirit. It will be seen in the fact that the pure truth will be your very shelter, protector and leader in these days.
You’ll not be subject to deception and being led astray. Isn’t it interesting that some people never get free from deception. They always fall into the traps. They have no knowledge of God, fear of God or true humility before God.
If you are growing in the Lord, you won’t be perfect in soul from the start, but you will see and embrace the words of God as words of pure gold, a treasure of truth, and jewels of eternity.
A true mark of growth in the Lord by the Spirit will be seen in how quickly and willingly you drop the error, sin, evil and general hogwash in your life. It will be seen in how quickly you become an enemy of the traditionalists.
If you are growing in the Lord you will love all of the word. You will see it as more valuable than your “necessary food”. (Job 23:12)
As you see God, you will fall in surrender and repentance and “abhor yourself.” (Job 42: 5-6)
Ezekiel 3:10 “Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears (Lit=diligently, discern and perceive).”
You will embrace all of Bible prophecy, which constitutes one third of the content of the Bible.
The power of prophecy will most certainly assist you in breaking every unholy god in your life, apart from showing you what’s coming and the way ahead.
So you’re a Christian?
If you get genuinely saved and get run over by a bus the next day, you will be saved. But if you are not run over by a bus, there are many requirements.
Have you been born-again as a specific, deliberate act of choice at a point in time? ●Have you been baptised in water as an adult? (Not the occult form of infant sprinkling). ●Have you been baptised in the Spirit “since you believed”? ●Have you been taking up your cross daily? ●Have you been denying self, when required? ●Have you been cultivating the fear of God? ●Have you been cultivating the love of God? ●Have you been studying the word of God to find yourself approved by Him? ●Have you been walking in all the doctrines of Messiah? ●Have you been seeking to know your calling?
If so you are on the road to great eternal rewards!
There’s a time issue in your salvation. Make every day count. If you drift along you are wasting your eternal brightness. It’s no accident that our eternal resurrected state is compared to the brightness of the stars.
The deadly dimmer of your own eternal brightness is the love of the world and the complacency it brings. The dimmer is living for self, entertaining demons, and the sin in your life.
In a city or even suburbia, the stars are dim because of the lights all around. But if you go way off into the wild, you see the stars like never before, because there are no other lights distracting from them in brightness. I have encountered this thousands of times.
1 Corinthians 15:40-42 “There are celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies and the glory of the one is not the same as the other. There is one glory of the sun and another glory of the moon and another glory of the stars; for one differs from the other. So also will be the resurrection of the dead...”
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.”
My friends, in the resurrection we will be like those stars, each being different in brightness – forever. The eternal condition is forever! Don’t you think that alone is a good reason to get your act together?
Hebrews 12:1 “Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every weight and sin that hinders us and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.”
If you have been in a traditional church for a fair amount of time you are largely ignorant of God’s word. The central main thing is for your own personal growth in the Lord, in His word, by His Spirit.
Doctrine doesn’t bring the presence of God into your heart. It doesn’t kill you and raise you up again as a new person. It points the way, but don’t think a signpost can do your job! Today many churches are as dead and boring as a sign post!
What a shock when the unsaved see that born-again Christians have been judged, declared guilty of sin, and set free because Yeshua paid the price for our sin. The highest court in the universe not only set us free, but made us kings and priests, and they are left behind after the rapture to endure judgement and wrath.
They may say that they believe in Jesus. But that’s not good enough. They believe in an external, exterior, historical Jesus – another Jesus. They listened to and believed the wolves in the pulpit. The Bible says, “Even the demons believe and shudder at their future.”
►May I suggest that you go to the link at the top right on this website, called “Salvation”. Even if you have been saved for a long time, it’s good to refresh it all. Just read through the verses. You will see what salvation is and isn’t.
The way of the Lord comes to us with options. We can choose to hear and obey the truth. If not, the truth doesn’t change, but we do. We will then go the way of pain and suffering.
The importance of beauty in your life:
There is untold magnificent beauty all around us in so many different fields. People who are self-obsessed rarely see it or recognise it.
It may be beauty in art, music, nature, environment, or any such thing. Admiration for beauty gives you culture and makes you civilised. It expands your horizons. Admiration or participation in these areas of beauty always turns your focus outward, away from self-obsession.
Our life in eternity will be full of wonderful, beautiful fellowship with God, angels and fellow believers. It will be full of beauty, peace, rest and joy. It will be full of knowledge, holiness, glory and life in the supernatural. It will be beyond our imagination! (1 Corinthians 2:9)
There is a spectacular glory that will be revealed in us! (Romans 8:18).
You can only shine God’s light out of you after it has shined into every area of your life. If you are not truly born of the Spirit of God, your light is actually darkness, no matter how bright it may appear.
The other day I was seeking some verses or “words” for 2017. These are them:
Proverbs 10:25 “When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked will be no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.” Vs 29 “The way of the Lord is strength for the upright.”
Proverbs 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.”
One day driving around in the wilds, I spotted this lion on a rock under the tree.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!