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What the world wants is a better place. They are working to try and bring peace to the world. They want a better life. Satan will oblige – for a while! Then comes swift, sudden destruction. The funny thing is that the people of God have already found what they’re looking for: Eternal peace, victory and joy. God’s “better place” is already here! The kingdom of peace is here, in our hearts and is soon coming in full universal manifestation!
Colossians 3:1-3 “If then you were raised with Messiah, seek those things which are above...set your mind on things above, not on things of the earth.”
1 Corinthians 2:12 “We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God...”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
22nd March 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all:
The devolution and decline of society:
We have just started the season of the feasts of the Lord, with Purim a few days ago. Purim is all about the failure of Israel’s enemies to defeat her. Purim is centred on Esther, who was chiefly responsible for saving her people. Are you called to be a modern “Esther?” Many readers are!
●Passover April 19-27. ●Pentecost June 8-10 ●Rosh Hashanah Sept 29th October 1st ●Atonement Oct 9. ●Tabernacles October 14-20
The spirit of error, untreated, advances like a cancer and mutates into a curse. Teachers or leaders who’ve fallen under a curse then become cult-like with an equally deceived following. I have witnessed many people fall right into this trap of late.
Some have turned on me with a vengeance calling me various names because I don’t and won’t support their doomed error, and because I warned them many times!
When you constantly resist and reject the things of God in favour of error, or rampant sin, you get “handed over.” (Romans 1:24-26) At this point, pride takes control and your conscience is seared and your free will becomes an enslaved, slave, controlled and dominated by the god of sin.
Enduring error, because it is a spirit, produces strife, stress and argument with God. “There is no peace for the wicked,” (Isaiah 48:22) no matter how much they cry, “Peace, peace!” (Ezekiel 13:10)
As goes the spiritual, so goes the natural! This is a spiritual principle. A lot of the reason for the chaotic, devolving world is the compromise of the modern church! For example the sequel or fallout of replacement theology in the church is seen in anti-Semitism in the world.
When God and His word are cast down by society, it has terrible knock-on effects. The nation begins to fall. A nation under God does not mean a born-again nation as such. It is a nation which has employed, elevated, and respects general godly biblical principles for a nation.
Throw God’s word out and the slippery slope of doom begins. Life becomes valueless except as a political football to score points, as we see so clearly in the mass-media.
The world walks over God’s word, which they have cast down. But the believer walks through God’s word ingesting it, consuming it and filling himself with wisdom and light!
In a world where God has been cast out, godless educational institutions become the gates of hell for the youth.
When God is removed from society, law becomes lawlessness driven by the law of sin and death. The church becomes a democracy and a dead tool of the system. When you forsake the law you are a law unto yourself and “yourself,” is fully blinded to spiritual reality.
When God and His word are cast down, Israel would have to fit in with the world-system and submit to the evil god of inter-faith and to Islam’s goal. The Jews would become nothing more than political chess-men, and Jerusalem becomes the devil’s pawn.
When God and His word are removed from society, the true born-again Christian must also be rejected or removed by persecution and martyrdom.
When God’s word is cast down, salvation becomes a mere, dead word and nothing more than a change in political ideology to suit the god of the world and his doomed hordes.
Right now we are seeing a massive worldwide spike in the martyrdom of Christians. The mass-media keeps their biased mouths closed, resulting in few being aware of it.
The mass-media hates God and His own. Their bias has turned from prejudice to hostility and now open hatred. This is clearly seen in their silence on the massive increase in the killing of innocent Christians worldwide.
►For the true Christian, martyrdom is the ultimate slap in the face for their murderers and supporters by the surrogation of silence. The martyr is promised special eternal reward, over and above other rewards he will receive.
The martyr dies, but receives the eternal Crown of Life!
It is the unsaved Jew, the Muslim, the counterfeit Christian, and the like, who should weep and howl and mourn with many tears when they are killed or die. They are not saved. Don’t cry for the true Christian martyr! Cry for yourself, lying mass-media, and destroyers - you are the ones who need a lot more than sympathy!
Here are just a few verses I’ve put together which succinctly describe the course of this present world. I’ve not included any comment. They speak volumes:
●Those who forsake the word (law of God) will praise the wicked”. (Proverbs 28:4) ●“There is no truth or mercy, or knowledge of God in the land, people break all restraint, with bloodshed after bloodshed and the land mourns.” (Hosea 4:1-2) ● Righteousness stands afar off, for truth has been cast down in the street”. (Isaiah 59:14) ●“Horror has taken hold of me because of the wicked who forsake your word (the law of God)”. (Psalm 119:53).
2 Thessalonians 2:11 “For this reason (not receiving the love of the truth), God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.”
Job 38:15 “From the wicked their light is withheld...”
Psalm 36:9 “In your light we see light.”
You can’t live in peace in error! You can’t make peace with the devil, especially on his terms, and in violation of God’s word. There is a peace with the devil, which comes about when he has conquered a human heart, he has victory then, but it is the victory of hell. (Isaiah 14:9)
Psalm 43:3 “Send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me and bring me to Your holy hill.”
Psalm 60:4 “You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth, that your beloved may be delivered.
Edition 416: May 8th 2018
Watch your mouth!
“Words are cheap,” goes the old saying. Rubbish, I say, and so does God actually! Words will justify or condemn you for all eternity!
People say “You don’t know my heart.” I say hogwash! Yes I do – very clearly. All I have to do is listen to your words for a few minutes, and I will know exactly what’s in it!
Luke 6:45 “...Out of abundance of heart the mouth speaks.”
When I observe your heart as revealed by your words, I see and hear a lot more than a heart- beat.
Words reveal and show what is in your heart. Your words are words of life or death. And here’s a shocking statement for you right up front: Your words will last forever and ever amen!
Proverbs 12:19 “A truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”
Living, lasting words:
Your words will have eternal consequences. Like the ricochet of a deadly bullet, and the echoes of glory bouncing around the universe, so your words, both negative and positive, will endure.
As a believer, your words are eternal, priceless jewels cast in golden glory, justifying you and proclaiming you righteous, sin-free and exalted.
Words can have great, powerful, intrinsic value. Your words, as part of your works, determine your eternal reward state, and can affect the eternal state of others as well. Our words with our actions will cause eternal regret or eternal reward.
Here, in the verse below, we see that God’s word, which is truth itself, endures forever. Obviously then, the more our words line up with His, the more we are on the right track.
Psalm 119:160 (Amp) “The sum of Your word is truth. The total full meaning of all Your individual precepts, and every one of Your righteous decrees endures forever.”
2 Corinthians 4:17 “Our light affliction is working for us an exceeding and eternal weight of glory...”
Yes your life now is a passing vapour. (James 4:14) You are a mist that appears for a short time and then vanishes. But that is talking of your life here and now on earth. It’s a vastly different story, the moment we step into eternity.
Words of heart-felt prayer, God-inspired emotion, as well as all tears are stored up forever.
Psalm 56:8-9 (Amp) “You number my wanderings (in Your path); put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book. Then all my enemies shall turn back in the day I cry out; this I know, for God is for me.”
Your words will have profound consequences for you at the judgement seat of our Lord and for others who were affected in one way or another by your words!
Matthew 12:36-37 “...For every idle word spoken, they will give an account of it in the day of judgement. For by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned.”
Have you considered that some people may go to hell because of your words or lack of them? Have you considered that some might receive magnificent eternal rewards because of the influence of your words on them?
I wonder just how many people the mass-media today will be responsible for assisting in their ride to hell? (See the next edition: “Shut your mouth” for more on that.)
Luke 12:3 “Whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light...and what you have spoken in the inner rooms (secrets) will be proclaimed from the housetops.”
Lips, fingerprints, wells, wings, engravings, jewels of gold, apples and more:
Have you ever thought of your words and actions as an invisible, eternal fingerprint on other people’s lives? Do you know that sometimes people remember the godly words you spoke to them, even a long time ago?
Sometimes I forget what I did yesterday, but I remember with absolute clarity the exact words of some people I consider spiritual fathers, from way back in the 70s!
Proverbs 10:21 (Amp) “The lips of the uncompromisingly righteous feed and guide many; but fools die because of a lack of wise words and understanding!”
Proverbs 10:11 “The mouth (words) of the righteous is a well of life.”
Proverbs 25:11-12 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprove to an obedient ear.”
Isaiah 49:16 “See I have inscribed (Amp – Indelibly engraved) you on the palms of My hands.”
Beloved brethren, your words are vitally important, but you are also an open book – believe it or not, and people are reading you, like it or not.
2 Corinthians 3:2 “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.”
And look what’s coming for Israel – very soon:
Zechariah 9:16 “The Lord their God will save them (Israel) in that day, as the flock of His people. They shall be like the jewels of a crown, lifted like a banner over His land.”
Zechariah 2:8 “The Lord of hosts has sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you (Israel); for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.”
It’s not just Israel that’s the “apple of God’s eye.” It’s you too – all true believers!
Psalm 17:8 “Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings.”
Your words determine your path:
Job 22:21-30 “Now acquaint yourself with Him (Amp= Agree with God) and be at peace; thereby great good will come to you. Receive please instruction from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; you will remove iniquity far from you...the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver...You will pray and He will hear you...You will declare a thing and it will be established for you; so God’s light will shine on your ways...He will save the humble person. He will even deliver one who is not innocent; yes he will be delivered by the purity of your hands.”
This verse above is so incredibly powerful and full of God’s ways!
Very few people these days grow correctly in the Lord, because so few are sincere and serious with the things of God. You can hear it in their words! This is true for many in the ministry as well. They have very little of the Spirit of God in them and much emptiness.
We need deliverance from this evil world and its nature, not fun in its dark sun! Our job is not to change the world and make it a better place either. It is to come out of it – boots and all!
James 3:2 “We all stumble in many things; if anyone does not stumble in word he is a perfect man able also to bridle the whole body.”
James 3:6 “The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity...it defiles the whole body...and is set on fire by hell.”
Your tongue guides you like the rudder of a ship, through the storms of life, which are intensifying.
I once read a book by Watchman Nee entitled “The set of the sail.” It was about how your words set the sail of you - the sailing boat. You can set the sail to move forward even into the wind and storms.
How can you go in the right direction if you don’t know your Bible well, particularly in these days?
Learn the art of proclamation.
Psalm 66:16 “Come and hear all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul.”
Proclamation is not what has become known as positive confession in the church, which is materialism orientated to get things. The power of proclaiming God’s word aloud has a wonderful affect on you in that it entrenches your beliefs, and impacts the spiritual dimension all around us.
God’s blessing is upon His word, but it has another dimension when spoken out loud.
The Bible says we are to “write the vision”. (Habakkuk 2:2) Write down your proclamations and pray and speak them. Change or add to them often.
Here is a great verse to proclaim:
Job 23:10-12 (Amp) “He knows my ways. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold, pure and luminous. My foot has held fast to His steps, His ways have I kept and not turned aside...I have esteemed and treasured up the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”
Yes – words are of great importance!
Proverbs 12:12 (Amp) “...The root of the uncompromisingly righteous yields much, rich fruit. The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips.”
Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety (Lit= fear, heaviness, dread, sorrow of soul) in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.”
The poignant words of a murderer – our brother:
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
These were the most important words ever uttered by the thief and murderer on the cross next to our Lord. They are also the most meaningful words that many people facing immediate death will ever utter, if they are wise!
The three most important hell-shattering words from the second cross were: “Lord save me.” (Or “Lord, remember me in paradise”, as in some translations. (Luke 23:43) He was saved right there.
What were the last words of untold billions of people as they died, realising that were about to die? Perhaps the majority wasted their last breath with futile swear-words, or meaningless rubbish, as they condemned themselves to hell.
Think of all the people who saw death coming in one way or another and they wasted their last words. Personally, years ago, as a war photographer and correspondent, covering many wars around the world, I saw violent death right before me, far too many times for comfort.
I was always struck by the expressions of death on their faces. I don’t know what each one said as he died, but very few would have called out sincerely to the living God, like our forgiven, murderer, now brother on the second cross!
What of that criminal on the third cross? He had eternal Salvation right next to him. He would have heard the discourse from cross numbers one and two. He stared death in the face with Salvation next to him, and died salvation-less.
That is the tragic, irreversible story of far too many who went to the grave and hell beyond.
The biggest, lie in the world stands supreme on the graves of many unbelievers: RIP!
Regretful terror from beyond the grave:
From beyond the grave we have rare, shocking words, reverberating up from hell. The rich man in the story below had a lifetime of opportunities to make right with God. He squandered his entire life and paid eternally!
Luke 16:22-26 “The rich man died and was buried and being in torment in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Father Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, ‘have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame...There is a great gulf fixed, between us, that can’t be crossed.”
Psalm 10:4 “The wicked, in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.”
The murderer, now our brother on the second cross, cried out to be saved and was saved. The thief on the third cross died with his mouth shut. The rich man in the parable above also died, calling out from hell in regret, when it was too late. He was not saved.
Your words can be your greatest friends adding golden glory upon glory and even more to your eternal state. Your words can be your great peacemaker with God and the entire universe – forever.
Psalm 15:1-2 “Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? It is he who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.”
Job 15:8 “Have you heard of the secret counsel of God? Or do you limit wisdom to yourself?”
Words and curses:
In many occurrences curses come about from the words and actions of the people themselves. There are instances where people have called down curses upon themselves. The most tragic, long - lasting example of this is the curse the Jews called down on themselves at the cross of Calvary.
Matthew 27:25 “The people answered and said, ‘His blood be upon us and on our children.”
That self-imposed curse is still working out. Thankfully, it’s about to be revoked by the mass repentance of Israel.
There are many other self-imposed curses that people, and sometimes entire ethnic nations get themselves into. One of the most amazing is the African, Tokoloshe curse.
This is a dwarf-like evil, demon spirit conjured up by hundreds of years of Zulu witchdoctors in Southern Africa and is now prevalent throughout Africa.
This demon is believed to cause sickness, poverty and early death. The way to keep it away, they believe, and according to the witchdoctors, is to put their bed on bricks! Untold millions, including so-called Christians, still put their beds on bricks to keep the Tokolshe away.
Some of these people want to be Christians too and participate in witchcraft at the same time. The result is generations of poverty, ignorance, early death, and all manner of curses. It is not freedom from demons. By their words, they are inviting demons into their lives.
Numerous other curses, as well as long-standing generational curses are invited into people’s lives by their words – intentional or not.
Yes they can get free in the Lord, but it’s generally difficult, because you’re dealing with things people can’t see, and most times they know nothing about deliverance.
“Satan comes to kill steel and destroy” He is also the “father of lies.” (John 8:44, John 10:10)
Satan makes you stupid, and then he makes you subservient to him and his demons.
Deceitful, pride - filled words of false teachers:
Words of truth are of God and come to pass. They are of the Spirit of truth. Words of error do not come to pass. They are of the spirit of error and Satan himself, especially when it comes to anything of a prophetic nature.
We need to flee from people who repeatedly say things that are biblically unsound and don’t come to pass. Right now they may seem small issues, but mark these words: They will soon become very big issues carrying the full weight of Satan’s deception.
If you have the Spirit of God actively at work in you, and you know the Bible, it’s easy to know the Spirit of truth and spirit of error. (1 John 4:6)
If you decide to follow a false teacher or the teaching of someone filled with pride, be very sure of this: You will come under that false spirit too. It may take some time, but like a lingering curse, you will be brought under the control of that spirit.
For you, the bell now tolls! There comes a point where you get hooked. You now need specific deliverance and some serious repentance to get unhooked. Generally, that doesn’t happen, because of the blinding, power that comes with it all.
We live in a spiritual environment, which is more real than the physical world. Don’t mess with these things that can do you immense harm. There is lot of it around growing fast and getting worse!
False teaching is a major characteristic of these end times.
These days, people are accountable only to themselves. They are their own measure of all things, including truth! Their “truth” is often no truth at all!
Beloved brethren, you need to watch your mouth. Let your words lead and guide you into the deep things of God. Guard your heart and set your heart to be radical for our Lord.
There is not much time left, but if you sincerely pray in desperation for our Lord to take you His way – He will. That’s a prayer He always answers!
Believers are destined for unimaginable glory. Satan has tried to mess things up, but with our Lord at the helm, your life can still be a beautiful ballad, a poem, and a sonnet to God. Your life itself proclaims and announces a great indictment on Satan and his world. We will soon awaken in supernatural majesty!
Even in the short time remaining, you can go through a metamorphosis, into a beautiful, glorious creation of the living God, arising out of the barren desert which is this world-system.
I took the background picture in the dunes of the Namib Desert, texturised the butterfly a bit and merged it into the overall image.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 415: May 1st 2018
Beloved Jewish brethren to be:
Hosea 3:5 (Amp) “The children of Israel shall return, seek the Lord their God from the line of David their King of kings and fear the Lord and come to His goodness in the latter days.”
Romans 11:28-29 “Concerning the gospel, the Jews are enemies, but concerning the election, they are beloved... for the gifts and calling of God (on the Jews) are irrevocable.”
One of the big obstacles in the way of Jews seeing and recognising Yeshua as their Messiah is caused by their Rabbi-taught belief that Yeshua was not from the line of David. This is wrong! The profoundly important verse above, in Hosea reveals prophetically, the exact opposite.
Yeshua was born of a virgin and therefore could not be of the line of David, and therefore not the Messiah, claim the Rabbis. But the Bible refers to Yeshua as the “Son of David” in numerous places. In His flesh, He was of the lineage of David. This Son of David, the Son of God, will rule from the throne of David in the Millennium.
I’m well aware of all the controversies over the issue, but if you study it out carefully, it works out.
Beloved, saved Jewish brethren, you already know that your Messiah is the crucified and resurrected Jew of all Jews – Yeshua Hamashiach, the living God of the universe – the King of kings. Most Christians call Him Jesus, the Christ. We are talking of the same person.
This edition is primarily for the Jews who are still to become, “beloved brethren”.
The Bible is full of clear dispensational divisions for the church and Israel in these end-times. The final seven years of Daniel’s prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27) is essentially for “My people” the Jews. Numerous other passages point to the Jews being the major participants of the final seven-year tribulation period on earth, while the true church is seen in heaven for that time.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Bible prophecy, already starting to be fulfilled, is the lifting of the veil of spiritual blindness upon the Jews, as to who their Messiah is. (2 Corinthians 3:16)
At the same time there is already the beginning of a veil of spiritual blindness being drawn across the eyes of many within the largely Gentile church. This is especially true for those of replacement theology. (See previous edition on “hooks in jaws!”)
Talk about drama! And it was all written thousands of years ago!
If this edition results in one Jew being saved and or escaping the tribulation period, it was well worth it. If you are Jewish or have Jewish friends, please read this edition well. Perhaps you may want to save it or print it out. Many of these things are right on the horizon now!
There are a lot of verses in this edition. Read them all and take note of their gravity and seriousness.
If you could see into the future and saw an individual that you know getting truly saved in a few weeks time, do you think that would change your attitude to that person now? Yes it would. You would start seeing that person as a beloved brother already.
Although the Temple veil was torn at the time of the cross, it is just beginning to show beams and streams of light shining through now for many Jews. Many are getting saved now ahead of the tribulation period. These Jews become part of the glorious church. They are saved – born-again, just like others in the church.
Israel is entering her most dangerous time ever. Millions are about to be saved – Satan knows that and hates that. Huge wars and conflicts are about to break out. The land issue is coming to an international head. Jerusalem is on the world’s chopping block now, thanks to Satan. A large part of the church has teamed up with Satan and the mass-media to give Israel, the land, the city and the people over to Islam.
In all of this, God’s will stands supreme, with promises of total destruction to all His and Israel’s enemies including President’s, Prime Ministers kings, queens and other world leaders. “Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming...” (Isaiah 14:9)
Jews – beware, beware which covenant you choose!
Covenants, covenants, covenants!
God made an eternal covenant with Israel, which involved the land of Israel (all of it) and Jerusalem (all of it) and the Jews (all of them)
This covenant remains in place from God’s side of things. This land, city and people covenant never included the church. We were given a new covenant. Now God has made a new covenant on top of His existing covenant with the Jews. It is called a “new covenant” and is just the same as ours for the church, except that the land and city covenant remains in place, side by side with the new covenant for the Jews.
Here it is:
Jeremiah 31:31-33 “Behold the days are coming says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah...I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God and they shall be My people.”
Ezekiel 37:14 “I will put My Spirit in you and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land...”
There are other verses too like Psalm 105:6-11. Many Jews will respond to this new covenant, before the tribulation begins, but many will not and will fall for Satan’s counterfeit covenant.
The antichrist will deceive the nations and tragically, many Jews too – They will sign away their side of God’s covenant. They will be signing for their slaughter – the seven-year tribulation period.
Becoming “beloved brethren!”
Acts 5:31 “Him (Yeshua) God has exalted to His right hand, to be Prince and Saviour, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.”
Now we come to the grand, unique, glory-story of Israel created, elected, rejected and accepted.
Isn’t this the grand, unique, glory-story of our Messiah born, elected, rejected and accepted?
Jewish brethren to be, your Rabbis have led you with blindfolds on their own eyes! They have taught you that Yeshua is not your Messiah for numerous reasons – all wrong. But here is your Messiah revealed in your Bible – all the following are from what we call the Old Covenant, not the New:
Our Messiah was born of a virgin. At the cross He was whipped, beaten and spiked with a crown of thorns, and crucified. Then He was resurrected – all revealed in the Old Covenant, prophetically, long before it happened.
Isaiah 7:14 “The Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call His name Immanuel.”
Micah 5:2 “You Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me, the One to be ruler in Israel whose goings forth have been from old from everlasting.”
Zechariah 9:9 “...Behold your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look upon Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for His only son and grieve for him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
Isaiah 50:6 “I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.”
Psalm 22:17-18 “I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
Isaiah 53:5 “He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes (whipping) we are healed.”
Psalm 22:1 “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? (Words from the cross)Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning.”
Isaiah 53:8-9 “He was taken from prison...He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked – with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.”
Psalm 16:10 “You will not leave My soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your holy One to see corruption.”
Zechariah 13:6 “Someone will say to Him, what are these wounds in Your hands? Then He will answer, ‘those with which I was wounded in the house of My friends.” (After the resurrection.)
Isaiah 49:16 “See I have inscribed you (Zion) on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.”
The words from these verses above, in bold paint a vivid, dramatic, accurate, definite, graphic and highly detailed picture of the major events of our Lord and Messiah from birth to the cross and to resurrection – all from the Old Covenant, written long before the event.
Interestingly, every title in the entire Bible for our Lord has a numeric gematria of a multiple of eight, which is the number of resurrection, besides one which adds to a multiple of thirteen – the number of the sin of rebellion. That is “Yeshua of Nazareth King of the Jews” – the title nailed to the cross. It was on the cross that our Lord became our sin and rebellion!
Is this all coincidence? I think not!
Beloved Jewish brethren and brethren soon to be, and beloved Gentile brethren soon to be (yes, you too Colin) your time is running out! Don’t wait too long. If you want to, just have a peek behind the veil! Let the glory shock you to your roots!
It’s time to repent now!
If you wait too long, you will miss your opportunity to be saved now. You will go into and through the tribulation period.
The Rabbis need to consider this tragic verse below. It speaks of their leadership! It speaks of them leading their people into the tribulation! They teach from behind the veil!
Jeremiah 25:34-36 “Wail, shepherds and cry! Roll about in the ashes, you leaders of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and your dispersion are fulfilled; you shall fall like a precious vessel. And the shepherds will have no way to flee, nor the leaders of the flock to escape. A voice of the cry of the shepherds and a wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard...”
Let me add right here, that many Rabbis will be part of those who get saved before the tribulation. Some are in fact being saved now.
The coming light:
Here is a “before” verse and a few “after” verses:
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes, so they cannot see and their hearts so that cannot understand.”
Jeremiah 29:12-13 “Then you (Jews) will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all of your heart.”
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them...”
Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”
Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.”
Psalm 36:9 “In your light we see light.”
The Jews who miss the rapture:
The majority will miss the rapture. However, the majority will be saved. It is only the Jewish people who are promised almost complete national salvation. Not every last Jew will be saved, but the great majority will be saved in the tribulation.
Romans 11:15 “If their (Jews) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but life from the dead.”
Zechariah 8:13 “It shall come to pass that just as you (Israel) were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear and let your hands be strong.”
The nations who think they know better than God:
Isaiah 65:14 “My servants (Israel) shall sing for joy of heart, but you (the nations) shall cry for sorrow of heart and wail for grief of spirit. You shall leave your name as a curse to My chosen, for the Lord God will slay you and call His servants by another name.”
Psalm 21:8-12 Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth, and their descendants from among the sons of men. For they intended evil against You; they devised a plot that they were not able to perform. Therefore You will make them turn their backs; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string towards their faces.”
Psalm 76:3 “There (Jerusalem) He broke the fiery shafts of the bow; the shield and the sword, of the battle.” (Israel Bible)
Isaiah 2:19 “They shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.”
But, in the midst of all the drama, there will be some wise nations:
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. Strangers (Gentiles) will be joined to them and they will cling to the house of Jacob.”
What a wonderful comfort...and warning!
Isaiah 45:25 “In the Lord all the descendents of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.”
Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them (Jews)...they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.”
A comforting hope for saved Jews is the “blessed hope” of the soon-coming rapture. (Titus 2:13)
Isaiah 40:1 “’Comfort, yes comfort My people!’ says your God. Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the Lord’s hand, double for all her sins.’”
This beautiful verse above is written to the Jews, but not about them, because they are the ones to be “comforted.” It can only be another group of people who are also of the Lord. That is you, the church! It is your God-ordained job! Do it well, and do it now!
Interestingly, this verse is a lot more than an enormous slap in the face to all Christians of replacement theology. And please note that God includes the city of Jerusalem in the “comforting!”
Jews, God is on your side. He loves you with an enduring love. He is already beginning to remove the veil causing your blindness – your own rebellion.
Jewish brethren to be: Do you know that as our Lord was crucified and died, your Temple veil was supernaturally split from top to bottom? That veil was a reminder of your sins separating you from the presence of the living God.
Now through the new-birth you have access beyond the veil! (Hebrews 6:19) The torn veil gives you Jews access directly to Messiah and it also reveals that God is no longer exclusively hidden behind the veil.
At the time the veil was torn, the graves of many righteous, mostly Jews of Jerusalem, flew open and these once dead people, walked out of the graves – resurrected! Do you know, my Jewish friends, that this is a picture of your own resurrection to life eternal life now in the new-birth?
But there is much more to the story! Here it is in one powerful short succinct verse:
***Isaiah 25:7-8 “ He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over His people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces. The rebuke of His people, He will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken.”
Do you see and understand what an incredibly powerful verse this is above? Well, here are a few snippets from some of the preceding verses in this discourse: (Isaiah 25:1-6)
“You have made cities a ruin...The strong people (Jews) will glorify You... The city of the terrible nations will fear You... The blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall...The song of the terrible ones will be diminished.”
There are over 300 prophecies in the Old Covenant referring to Yeshua as Messiah. In 1944 a study was done showing that if just 48 of these prophecies were fulfilled, that would be 1 in 10 to the 157th power.
Isaiah 9:6-7 “Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulders. His name shall be called, ‘Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government there shall be no end...”
Isaiah 44:8 “Have I not told you from that time and declared it? You (Israel) are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock, I know not one.”
I took the cheetah picture lying down flat so I could “look it in the eye.” I took the background baobab tree picture at Kubu Island, Botswana (an island of salt desert). I combined them and framed it all with bits of gold leaf.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 414: April 24th 2018
What is real Messianic faith?
“Real Messianic faith” implies there is an “unreal” or “untrue” side to the story too. We will look at that as we go. I am a Messianic believer – with many qualifications of that definition.
The times are exciting, the days are evil, and the time is short. We must know where we stand. We must purify ourselves now and be ready for the incredible things that lie ahead for the world, the Jew, the Christian and our eternal state.
There is soon to be great overpowering, supernatural forces at work. Some will be captivated by the glory of the living God and some will fall apart, as they are bewitched, beguiled and controlled by the consuming forces of darkness. Anguish of soul and many sorrows will swamp many.
Many others will lament in pangs of penitence and repentance, and will find wonderful release, forgiveness and freedom in these critical days.
We need purity of faith. We need clean doctrine. We need to be right with God on all fronts. We need to be right in heart, in head and belief.
Psalm 19:9 “The fear of the Lord is clean enduring forever.”
Many people today don’t like this verse above. They love the dirt.
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold onto his ways, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
Ezekiel 36:25-27 “I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you (Israel) have profaned in their midst. The nations shall know that I am the Lord, when I am hallowed in you before them. I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you...I will put My Spirit within you...”
Please take careful note of the extreme severity of just what it is to be wrong with God, as revealed in the rest of this edition.
The big bottom-line definition of Messianic faith:
The short and sweet, simple definition is this: The Messianic believer is one who adheres to the Abrahamic expression of faith. This is the gospel to Abraham’s children, Jacob> Israel (the Jews) > the largely Gentile church > and the Arabs who become saved.
True Abrahamic faith sees God’s work beginning with Abraham and threading through to the ancient Jews and now through to the modern Jews to the completion of the age.
Catholic Christianity, the counterfeit, and much of denominational Christianity remove and reject the modern Jews from this equation and replace them with themselves. This is the essence of replacement theology - a fully cursed practise.
The impure Christian line:
Just as there is an impure, rejected line in the diagram above, there is an impure line, a counterfeit line within the church. The divisions all began when Constantine introduced and mixed Babylonian paganism into the church in 300AD. Here it is:
The line on the right, represents the pure un-paganised truth while the messy “failure of Christianity” on the left, represent Babylon-infested Christianity.
●I must clearly state that those in both lines who are truly born-again, are saved and part of the church.
The Messianic, Abrahamic expression of faith includes all Bible prophecy rightly divided and applied to the dispensations for the Jews and the church.
What Messianic belief is not:
Legalism in any doctrinal issue makes it similar to witchcraft. You may recall that the Judaising Pharisees “sought to kill our Messiah because He worked on the Sabbath” and therefore did not keep their rules their way.
There is no difference today – the same thing applies to all legalism. Some of them today, even have the audacity to decide for God, who is saved and who is not, based on their legalist use of Hebrew names!!!
Most people under the bondage of legalism hate and resist anything that tends towards liberty. The evil spirits in them want to control you! Flee from them all!
All forms of faith that exclude God’s end-time work with and for the modern Jews is not true Messianic faith of any description.
Repentance is a wonderful, powerful thing! You can be wrong on so many things, and one simple, sincere act of repentance can fix a lifetime of wrongs, all in a flash! Likewise the failure to repent can have disastrous, eternal consequences.
Hooks, hooks and more hooks:
Do you know what a fish-hook is? I think everyone does. It is a sharp hook that acts as a lure and lodges in the jaw of the fish. The fish is then entrapped, ensnared, and caught. God has a “tackle-box” full of hooks that are eternally deadly!
If God puts a hook in your jaw – that’s it – it’s a done deal, it’s all over. And let’s remember that God is eternally just. If He puts a hook in your jaw – it was the right thing! Understand that you will not escape from God’s hook in your jaw.
God puts His hooks in the jaws of certain types of people.
Anti-Semitism in the world, and its evil twin, replacement theology in the church causes God to put His hooks in their jaws.
At some point, God inserts the hooks. I don’t know where that point is, and neither do you, but there is a point! You will then be drawn to destruction and it will be the living God doing it. That may not agree with your theology, but who cares?
Having God put hooks in your jaw is similar to the New Covenant issue with homosexuality. At some point these people are “handed over” to Satan. (Romans 1:24, 26, 28) Once you have been handed over, that’s it. It’s now too late. It’s also similar to the New Covenant situation of being “handed over to strong delusion” (2 Thessalonians 2:11) because they were sold-out on the lies of the devil.”
Hooks in the jaws of Syria and Russia:
Isaiah 30:27-28 (Judgment upon Assyria /Syria today) “The Lord comes burning with His anger and His burden is heavy; His lips are full of indignation and His tongue like a devouring fire; His breath is like an overflowing stream, which reaches up to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of futility and there shall be a bridle (hooks) in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.”
The discourse above relates to end-time Syria, prophetically.
Note the great horror in the verse: The nations who get involved will be caused by God to err! That is the result of the immovable hooks in their jaw placed there by God. Again, that may not tally with your theology – but who cares?
We don’t know exactly what the hook-caused error of the nations will be, but according to other prophecies, it will be something that will involve mass-destruction and perhaps, together with the Ezekiel 38 / 39 WW111, Psalm 83 and others will lead into the soon coming tribulation period.
Bear in mind that in the great Ezekiel war (Ezekiel 38:4) we also see “hooks placed in the jaw” of Gog / Magog (Russia). Again, this is God who “turns them around,” drawing them into the war with hooks in the jaw.
Hooks in Egypt’s jaw – the jaws of the unsaved!
The following verses relate in type to the unsaved of the world (Egypt), but amazingly, they relate to the hopelessness and utter destruction of the world’s participants in anti-Semitism, which would also include replacement theology.
Ezekiel 29:2-12. Here are some of the salient features of this incredible discourse:
“O Pharaoh, king of Egypt and all Egypt, I (God) will put hooks in your jaws. I am against you king of Egypt, (world-system in type) O great monster who lives in the Nile River, who has said – ‘This is my river; I have made it for myself.’ But I will put hooks in your jaws and bring you up out of the rivers...and I will leave you in the wilderness; you shall fall on the open field. I have given you as food for the beasts and the birds. Then all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord, because they have been a staff of reed for the house of Israel, when they took hold of you with the hand, you broke and tore their shoulders. (Anti-Semitism / replacement theology)When they (Jews) leaned on you, you broke and made all their loins shake. Therefore, I will bring the sword upon you and cut you off and the land of Egypt shall become desolate.
This speaks of demon powers arising from the waters. It speaks of demon forces of hatred for God’s ways. It speaks of the enemies of God and the Jews.
Here are some headings from the rest of this discourse: “Egypt (unsaved world in type) and her allies will fall”. “Egypt will be cut down like a great tree”. “Egypt and her friends are consigned to the pit”.
I hope you see the severity of resisting God’s end-time plans for Israel. I hope you see the doom of anti-Semitism and the destructive desolation of replacement theology!
As the world and much of the church chooses to go the way of Satan, they can’t even see invisible hooks being placed in their jaws by God.
Esau will send you to hell!
►This is all-important – it is important, important, and important again!
God has a glorious plan. If you reject His plan and choose Satan’s counterfeit plan, you are on thin ice. If you don’t get off it – your destination is hell.
The godly line is Abraham> Isaac> Jacob> Israel of old> the church> Israel now> heaven.
The counterfeit line is Abraham> Ishmael> Esau> Palestinians> Islam> hell.
Of the twin brothers, Esau and Jacob, Esau was born first, giving him the traditional birthright. This birthright included: ●The physical land of Israel. ●It even extended to lordship of other nations. ●It included direct blessing from God and ●agricultural prosperity. ●It included divine protection. ●It included the city of Jerusalem.
Once the birthright blessing had been given by the father, he could not take it back. It was legal tender – a legal covenant. (Genesis 27:28-29) Read it!
We know the story: Esau (who became the Arabs and now Palestinians by extension), sold the birthright to Jacob for a single meal. This was a legal transaction and could not be reversed.
Esau, realising his far-reaching mistake, sought to reverse the transaction. “He sought repentance, but found no place for repentance though he sought it with tears.” (Hebrews 12:17) God rejected his tearful repentance attempt!
Beloved brethren, don’t mess with God. There are some limits to repentance, as revealed here. There are seven others. There are some things that will get you hooks in your jaw!
After the sale of the birthright to Jacob, the long list of blessings now fell upon Jacob / Israel and Esau was cut off. He did receive some other blessings, but nothing that was part of the inheritance that now went to Israel – the Jews.
●What if Esau sought repentance and found it? Would that remove Jacob / Israel / Jews from the birthright covenant? No sir, it would not.
●What if Esau just ignored the sale of the birthright and claimed the entire blessing upon Jacob / Israel / Jews as his, repentance or not? Would that restore the birthright to Esau? No never!
●What if Jacob / Israel / Jews themselves gave up their legal birthright and gave it back to Esau / Arabs / Palestinians in violation of God’s covenant and will?
That would not nullify God’s covenant with Israel, from His side, but it will break it from the Jewish side. That would immediately, before the ink on the signed paper was dry, infuriate, enrage, and madden God into wild wrath in a flash – the tribulation period.
Do you see where I’m going with this? I hope you do!
Almost all the nations of the world have sided with the unjust, immoral, illegal claims of Esau, against Jacob / Israel / Jews. That’s the whole story of the Palestinians! But tragically, and very soon, Jacob / Israel / Jews will enter the fray on the side of the antichrist.
Isaiah 28:15-18 “Because you have said, ‘we (Israel) have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (hell) we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves’... (God says :) ‘Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation period) passes through, then you shall be trampled down by it.’” Verse 22 “Destruction is determined, even upon the whole earth.”
This is one of the most tragic portions of scripture in the Bible (above). It brings tears to my eyes!
Here the Jews sign a covenant which they believe will bring them peace and safety. But God calls it a “covenant with death” The Jews believe that this will keep them from the tribulation. God says that He will annul and cancel this covenant with the antichrist, and the result will be them (Israel) going headlong into the tribulation, and not being spared from it!
In a sense, God will put hooks in the jaws of the Jews and draw them into the tribulation because they violated God’s covenant of life and peace with them and instead chose the covenant of death and war with the anti-Semites of the world.
This death-covenant that the Jews will sign is also revealed in Daniel 9:27. This so-called peace covenant will in fact be a satanic attempt to roll back the birthright to Esau...The Palestinians!
What incredible drama – It’s just warming up!
By the way, the Palestinians came up with the slogan: “Kill the Jews.” It is actually saying – “Kill God’s ways and let Islam live!” It is saying, “Gods promise is to Ishmael, Esau, the Palestinians, and not Isaac, Jacob, Israel, and the Jews.
Here is the shock of all shocks: God’s way will endure. In the process He will put hooks in the jaws of the anti-Semitic nations of the world. He will put hooks in the jaws of the churches of replacement theology and draw them all onto the stage of slaughter in the tribulation period.
The true church will go to eternal peace. The counterfeit church will go into the tribulation and then eternal suffering if they do not repent in the tribulation.
Do you know that there is a giant sculpture in front of the UN building of a man beating a sword into plowshares? It has this Millennium verse cast in metal, on the side:
Micah 4:3 “...They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
Poor anti-Semitic UN! Poor conglomerate of fools with hooks in their jaws!
The verse that comes first is this one:
Joel 3:9-10 “Proclaim this among the nations: ‘Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears...’”
Do you know that God will have the last laugh? But His laugh will be the echoing, reverberating, shattering shock of all shocks to the nations!
Isaiah 60:14 “Those who afflicted you (including Germany) shall come bowing to you (Israel), and those who despised you, shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you, ‘the city of the Lord, Zion the Holy One of Israel.”
Numbers 23:20 “Behold, I have received a command to bless (Israel), He has blessed and I cannot reverse it.”
►May I address the political leaders of the world? Some of you have such nice sweet, smooth cheeks. Hooks in jaws will destroy you and your looks forever – and O boy – is it coming soon?
Who will God use?
God will use big guns and big fish -hooks to get His people, the Jews back into their land – firstly in spiritual blindness, and when all are back, He will open their eyes fully.
Jeremiah 16:16 “Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says the Lord and they shall fish for them; and afterwards, I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them...”
The fish-hooks lure the prey, and the hunter drives the prey with guns. Both will be at work in this huge regathering of the Jews. Today there are 8.8 million Jews back in the land. There are 14 million Jews worldwide, so a lot still have to come back.
God will use Israel as His “battle-axe,” His weapon of war. He will use hooks in jaws to entrap His and Israel’s enemies.
Our Lord will use His servants who are spiritually clean for evangelism to the Jews and Gentiles. He will use Israel in the tribulation period because they will be the only nation on earth who will be spiritually clean! Isn’t that a surprise!
God will approve, commend, exalt, favour, glorify, honour and use His own.
What we see now is a great falling away of multitudes of Spirit-less, denominational-type Christians and their leaders. They do not have the power or strength to endure. Why would God use them? Quite simply – He won’t. Satan is using them.
Why would God use any church that resists His plans for Israel? He won’t. Satan is using them.
God will only use those with hooks in their jaws to draw them to destruction!
God will use His people who know, accept and proclaim Bible prophecy.
True Messianic faith is the Abrahamic expression of faith – to the Jews old and new, to the true, clean church, to the coming salvation of many Arabs, to all of Bible prophecy rightly divided and applied. True Messianic faith rejects all anti-Semitism, replacement theology and has an eye on God’s tackle-box of big hooks!
True Messianic faith is an anchor for your soul in these troubled times.
Psalm 24:3-4 “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? It is he who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord.”
Deuteronomy 23:14“The Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore, your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you and turn away from you.”
I created this image, darkening it to give a moody, angry feel. This represents God, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who has chosen Jerusalem.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 413: April 17th 2018
Israel: Born in a day - twice!
Isaiah 66:8 “Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she gave birth to her children.” Vs 10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her, all you who love her...”
Before we even begin, I must go on record again and reject with total and utter contempt every teaching claiming that this verse above is for the church. It was popularised by the deceived Revelation 12 - sign teachers. That is all pure replacement theology and totally false, as was their entire premise.
Israel born in a day, attacked in a day – twice:
The official birthday of the modern state of Israel is 14th May 1948. The next day, the 15th is Palestinian Nakba Day. This word means, “Day of Catastrophe.” The day after Israel’s birth, she was attacked by six well-equipped Arab nations from every side, when she had only a very small rag-tag defence force. Israel won – with God’s help.
The miracle of Israel’s birth in a day will soon have a powerful likeness as she is born spiritually in a day. Not every last Jew will be born spiritually in a day, but there will be a huge amount that will:
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove the iniquity of that land (Israel) in one day.”
Something incredible will happen to cause this. I believe it will be the rapture of the church that will immediately cause the Jews to become angry and jealous at the same time as they, the chosen people are left behind. It will be the pre-cursor to the opening of the veil of blindness.
If not the rapture it will be something else that will happen on the first day of the tribulation.
The day of the rapture will be the day the tribulation begins. Remember that as Israel, the nation was born; she was attacked the next day, by hordes of Arab armies. Now as Israel sees her Lord in one day, she will be attacked by Satan, the antichrist and his armies of the world right away.
Israel born physically in a day has a precedent and parallel in being born spiritually in a day.
Passover is all about the children of Israel being released from Egyptian slavery - Egypt, being a type of the world-system. Passover saw great liberation and great death and destruction to the enemy.
Israel’s 70th year anniversary is all about Israel’s release form the bondage of Egyptian and Babylonian captivity. Babylon is another type of the world-system.
Does this mean that huge wars and attacks are about to begin? I believe so!
Tomorrow, the 18th April, sees a huge celebration and festive outpouring in Israel marking Israel’s 70th birthday. The day is being tagged by Israel as “A nation born in a day.” (Isaiah 66:8)
All of this is part of the massive, glorious unfolding of God’s wonderful plans.
Here are some 70’s for you:
●70 is the number of completeness. It is the number of judgement relating to Israel.
●70 is also the number of release relating to Israel.
● “70 sevens are determined upon the Jewish people.” (Daniel 9:24) That is “70 sevens” of years until the judgement of the tribulation, which also sees the release of the Jews from blindness.
●Israel was originally made up of 70 (Genesis 46:27, Exodus 1:5 Ruth 4:11.)
●Israel fell into captivity in Babylon for 70 years –then released.
●The Jewish temple was destroyed in 70AD.
●70 Jewish disciples were sent out by Luke 10:1,17
God’s final purposes for Israel are about to take place!
Isaiah 49:6 “Is it too small a thing that you (Israel) should be My Servant...I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Israel will receive the “comfort” of bombs and the “love” of hell again before receiving the comfort and love of God.
Tumultuous times of temples, gore and glory are coming fast.
The attack on Israel is on the go already. It began with the Roman Emperor Constantine in 300AD, it went on and still is on the go from the Catholic church, who hates the idea that Israel is under the control and choice of God and not them.
It is on the go in and through the Palestinians and the religion of Islam.
It is on the go through much of the church in the form of replacement theology.
But the attack will be sharp and furious as soon as the tribulation begins – in fact just before.
Israel is not a land issue, it’s a Satan issue. The entire Israeli – Palestinian problem is a God-said / Satan-said, issue, just as in the Garden! God said to the children of Israel, “dispossess the land and settle in it.” This is for God’s ultimate grand purposes. (Ezekiel 34:11-13, Deuteronomy 1:8).
By the way, “Jerusalem” is mentioned 660 times in the Old Covenant and the synonym, “Zion” is mentioned 158 times. In the New Covenant, Jerusalem is spoken of 146 times and “Zion” 7 times. Total = 971 times. In every single case – no exceptions, God speaks of Jerusalem as His and for His people the Jews.
“Jerusalem” is not even mentioned once in the Quran – not once! Funny thing that the clever fools of CNN and others in the media don’t or won’t acknowledge that!
The name “Jerusalem,” means “City of peace.” The Prince of peace is coming, but on the wings of war, because of the world’s stubbornness and enslavement to Satan.
World peace can only come about in world righteousness. And world righteousness will only come about when Israel is in her rightful, God-ordained place. All of these things are about to explode into horrific world war. God will “put hooks into the jaws” of His enemies and draw them in!
Russia, how do you think you can get those God-hooks out of your jaw? (Ezekiel 38:4)
When will this all occur?
Ezekiel 39:22-29 “So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day forward...after they have borne their shame...When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemy’s lands and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, then they shall know that I am the Lord their God...And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel, says the Lord God.”
The verse above is very powerful indeed and very clear as to what it is speaking about. It is referring to the spiritual blindness of Israel being lifted, and there coming salvation in a day. –Not so? If you think otherwise – you’re an idiot!
So where is the timing in this verse?
Glad you asked! This is one of the closing verses of the great war of Gog and Magog – the Russian invasion of Ezekiel 38 & 39.
Most analysts (including myself) refer to this as WW111. Other verses describe it as extremely intense and furious, but short. The nations of Russia, Iran, Syria, Turkey and Israel are key players, together with some other nations.
We have a very strange verse in this discourse. It says that after the war, they will burn the weapons for “seven years” and mark them out in the fields, going back later to clean up. That seems to imply nuclear fallout or chemical contamination of some sort. (Ezekiel 39:9-12)
The “seven years” is important.
Ezekiel declares that the war will be in the latter years (Ezekiel 38:16). It will be after the great re-gathering of Israel to their land, which is now. (Ezekiel 38:8)
We know that the tribulation is seven-years long. There is no indication anywhere in the Bible that weapons of any sort will be burnt and destroyed for seven years in the Millennium!
That means that this war has to take place at or very close to the start of the tribulation period. I hope your mind is doing a double take now!
We know from the verse above that the timing of the salvation of the Jews en-masse is right from day one of the tribulation.
Do you see how close we are to doubly dramatic times!
Beloved brethren, we are on the very verge of eternity! Does that excite you? It does me – intensely! If it doesn’t, may I suggest you go and dip your head in a bath of ice-water to wake you up!
God has exercised His choice:
The biggest and most stupid fools on the planet are the world’s elite politicians and members of the press – the mass-media. They are the epitome, personification and description of true fools.
They think they can override God’s choice and chose their own deluded ways and then spread that to the masses.
For your benefit here are a few verses that it is wise to know well in these days:
2 Chronicles 6:6 “I (God) have chosen Jerusalem that My name may be there...”
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you!
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan stood up against Israel...”
Isaiah 66:5 “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: ‘Your brethren who hated you (replacement theology), who cast you out for My name’s sake...you shall be ashamed.’”
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your (Israel) foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passes away; yes it shall be in an instant, suddenly.”
Isaiah 41:11-16 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish...Behold, I will make you into a threshing sledge with sharp teeth...the whirlwind shall scatter them; you shall rejoice in the Lord and glory in the holy one of Israel.”
God’s plan for Abraham’s family:
This is a summary of the main points of God’s plan for Israel, the Arabs and the church. It is most important to understand all of this very clearly, because it is God’s plan and will work out exactly this way! World – sit up and take note!
The world rejects this plan and replaces it with its own Satan-inspired plan. But guess which plan will endure, and which will end in total destruction?
Israel, born of God through Abraham was to be a righteous nation, holy and pure. Israel was given covenants with God relating to their salvation and to the land. The brother of Israel – the people that became the Arabs (and Palestinians) rejected this plan of God and set themselves in enmity to it.
Various Arab tribes had settled in the land of Israel previously.
God commanded the children of Israel to settle in the land of Israel and dispossess it of the people who were there and totally destroy them and their evil religion, worship, practises and altars. (That would relate to modern Islam.)
If they did not complete this destruction of these heathen nations and their worship, as they settled in the Promised Land, God said that, these people to be dispossessed, would become irritants to Israel and thorns in their side, or should we say that they would become thorns in the apple of God’s eye. Not a good idea! (Numbers 33:50-55)
The children of Israel only partially destroyed these nations as they moved into the land. They disobeyed God.
The entire Arab / Israeli problem today is a manifestation of Israel’s failure to completely obey God.
God’s covenant promises to Israel remained in force and He eventually led Israel to become a nation in one day in 1948 and restored Jerusalem to Israel in 1967.
God declared in His word that He would bring Israel back to their land in their spiritual blindness and open their eyes when they were back. (Isaiah 42:16, Micah 7:8-9)
Numerous prophesies show the many hardships and sufferings the Jews would go though caused by the nations of the world on Israel’s journey to final victory.
The coming of our Lord birthed the church which is also an offshoot of father Abraham. God, through the new-birth, made the church pure and holy in spirit and separate from the world. The church was commissioned by God to take the good news of salvation to the nations and also the warnings of coming judgement.
The church was always to stand with Israel and make her jealous. The gospel was to go to the Jew first and then the Gentiles. (Romans 11:11, Romans 1:16)
Suddenly, in a twinkling of an eye, God is going to remove the church from the world by rapture to heaven while the seven year tribulation and wrath of God occurs on earth, devastating the world.
The Jews, en-mass will be saved, in the tribulation period, but technically not born-again as the church is. Righteousness will be imparted to them as it was with Abraham.
The Arabs, including the Palestinians, will be hostile to the Jews, and try to destroy them and take over Jerusalem and the land. If they succeeded, this would be a triumph for Islam, and the defeat of God’s plan, which He will not allow.
In the tribulation period, the Jews will destroy those that come against them. The Arab nations will be crushed by Israel. Throughout the tribulation, the Jews will be extremely successful in evangelism and taking the gospel to the Gentile nations. Many Arabs get saved in the tribulation period, but not the majority of them.
Ultimately, right at the end of the tribulation, the nations make their final assault against Israel and Jerusalem. With God’s supernatural help Israel destroys all her enemies that attack her. This brings about the climax of the ages and the Second Coming. The church returns with our Lord and a great reunion of Abraham’s children takes place.
The unsaved of the world remain blinded to all of this and especially to the fact that it is all predicted and prophesied in the Bible, even though this grand drama is occurring right before their eyes.
The world and the worldly church have a very good way of getting around all of this. The practitioners of anti-Semitism and replacement theology simply take a sharp pair of satanic scissors and cut all of the verses relating to God’s end-time plan for Israel out of the Bible.
They replace all of God’s promises for Israel with the church. They can’t see that their satanic scissors have gorged their own eyes out!
Now they present their poisoned, satanic hogwash to the world and their congregations! You can’t grow on spiritual poison!
If Bible prophecy reveals all of this up to where we are now, simple logic says that the rest will be fulfilled exactly, and literally, just as it has done in the past.
Do you see what a huge gamble, against immeasurable odds, everyone is taking who rejects or modifies God’s prophetic word?
At the end of this, the greatest drama of all time, all the saved children of Abraham will come together forever as one glorious family of God, while all the children of the devil, the unsaved of the world, unite in hell.
What incredible drama!
Right now we are on the eve of destruction. We are at the dawn of world war. We are at the threshold of the rapture and the beginning of the intense tribulation period. We are at the start of the greatest drama ever to unfold!
Of course our Lord is the God of perfect healing. Why then does He appear, well after the resurrection with scars in His hands? Why will He soon appear to His people the Jews, with wounds in His hands? (Zechariah 13:6)
It is so that there will no ambiguity or mistake in them seeing who their Messiah really is and what suffering He endured for them all!
I took this picture of sparring zebras at Etosha and the background picture and merged them.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 412: April 10th 2018
The essence of foolishness:
You will be amazed to see just how foolish so many people are – even intellectuals! Foolishness is perhaps the greatest, growing problem worldwide today. This edition is designed to help you avoid the pitfalls, line up with God’s word and make you strong. There is God-given advice here, and rebuke as well. Take heed of both!
Today, as we race into the unfolding of the end-time drama, powerful satanic forces are at work and intensifying. This is the time to be well-prepared to stand against the forces of evil.
The days that lie just ahead are the final days of intense spiritual conflict. The days are evil, beloved brethren! (Ephesians 5:17)
There will be far fewer people saved at the end of the day, than most believe. The world today is full of fools of all persuasions and intellectual levels.
Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
What is a fool?
Isaiah 32:6 “The foolish person will speak foolishness, and his heart will work iniquity to practise ungodliness, to utter error before the Lord...”
Proverbs 14:9 “Fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is favour.”
Fool: Strong’s H191 “Eviyl,” Meanings: One who despises the wisdom of God, one who mocks God, a wicked person. Biblical foolishness has much to do with spiritual blindness.
A fool then, has nothing to do with intellect. In fact most intellectuals are the biggest fools on earth. The biblical fool is one who is independent of God, mocks God, is spiritually blind, and full of sin. The fool doesn’t care about his eternal future.
There is another Bible word for “fool” which does relate to intellect, but that is not my concern here in this edition.
Let me mention however, the Bible shows that there is plenty of hope for the fool from an intellectual point of view, but little of no hope for the moral fool, who I am dealing with here.
Psalm 53:1 “The fool says in his heart, there is no God.”
●By the way, the Bible says that we are not to call people fools. The context of that, relates to looking down on someone from a position of elevated, judgmental pride.
The most notorious end-time fools are the five foolish virgins of Matthew 25:1-4 who were unprepared for the coming of the Lord. They tried to borrow oil for their lamps from the five wise, but were refused, because when they had the opportunity to get ready, they squandered it. That really is the story of today.
By the way, most interpreters agree, as do I, that all 10 virgins represent the entire church. Note that the five foolish virgins were shut out and the door was closed. That means that they lost their salvation. It does not mean that they were not saved in the first place.
Revelation 3:16 speaks of the end-time lukewarm church being spat out by God. They mixed a bit of truth with error making it lukewarm and effectively neutralising it.
Some, in the end-time church of Thyatira are cast out by God into great tribulation. (Revelation 2:22) These people mixed truth with witchcraft and other evils making their position an abomination to God.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 speaks of God sending strong delusion on those who reject the truth specifically in these last days. That makes them prime fools!
Today, many in the Spirit-less churches, are falling away fast, including their leaders. They think they can follow our Lord without the active working of the fullness of the Spirit of God in their lives. This is particularly acute and in these end-times.
It is absolute foolishness to think that you can identify and deal with demonic spirits and forces with your intellect or own mind outside of the gifts of the Spirit.
The great majority of the verses in the Bible dealing with foolishness relate to God’s own people!
The foolishness of rejecting Bible prophecy:
Bible prophecy is the eyes and ears for the church. It shows you what is to come. How can you be in your right mind and ignore it! Yes, I know great damage has been done to the word of prophecy but the deceived Revelation 12-sign teachers and other false prophets, but they were all acting in and through the spirit of error.
God is the designer and architect of the ages and He has given us His word of prophecy for our edification and preparedness. No greater body of scripture is given to this vey subject! Only big fools would chose to ignore it. Most churches do!
Right now, and I mean now, we are on the verge of huge prophetic developments in the Middle East. We are on the verge of the great Ezekiel 38/39 war. (I will share some interesting things from the Bible on this, in next week’s edition.)
The great shaking is about to begin. If you know Bible prophecy, or at least its framework, you will be prepared to stand securely.
Do not wander off into all sorts of strange beliefs now. Do not receive from people who do not have a clear, well proven track record.
Jeremiah 14:10 “Thus the Lord says to this people: ‘They have loved to wander; they have not restrained their feet. Therefore the Lord does not accept them; He will now remember their iniquity and punish their sins.”
The foolishness of the mass-media:
Tragically, much of the church today has sold their souls to the TV set and have replaced faith in the Lord with faith in the media. It has shaped them and formed them, to their eternal detriment.
Jeremiah 8:8-9 “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 are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?’”
The verse above is one of those that so succinctly describes and defines the godless mass media of today. They are champions in leading billions astray, and will be ultimately responsible for sending them to hell! They are true fools from a biblical point of view.
Today, the mass media has attained a god-like status. The media swims in their never-ending discussion panels and opinions - all of the god of the world.
Proverbs 18:2 (Amp) “A self-confident fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself.”
Psalm 10:4-13 “The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God, who is in none of his thoughts...His mouth is full of cursing, deceit and oppression; under his tongue is trouble and iniquity...He sits in the lurking places of the villages; in the secret places he murders the innocent; his eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless...He says in his heart, ‘God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see it....Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, ‘You will not require and account.’
The traditions and customs of man nullify the word of God and blind you. The spiritual forces of rebellion to God lead people into futile tradition-keeping. (Mark 7:13)
The foolishness of coming against Israel:
We are on the brink of huge wars and conflicts breaking out in the Middle East, with Israel being dragged in and becoming a key player as international hatred grows towards Israel.
Isn’t it interesting that the nations that recently became anti-Semitic have now been handed over by God to the devil. This is true for many European nations, Canada and others.
It’s good to remember that all anti-Semitism and replacement theology within the church is in effect, anti-God and a rejection of God’s plans.
Do you know that destruction and chaos of war is part of the judgment of God upon those who reject His ways, and specifically, who come against Israel.
2 Chronicles 16:9 “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”
Dangerous end-time foolishness:
Tragically people can’t see it, but foolishness is a prison. It’s the world’s great invisible prison resulting in the terrible punishment of enslavement to the devices of the devil.
Psalm 107:17 “Fools because of their transgression and because of their iniquities were afflicted...they drew near to the gates of death...”
There is a unique form of foolishness in this world and it comes from God Himslef as an affliction. He inflicts people with it! That may not be part of your theology, but it is true. If you become a victim of it, you will not escape!
Romans 1:21-28 “They knew God, but didn’t glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools...God then gave them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts to dishonour their bodies, exchanging the truth of God for a lie and worshipped the creature rather than the creator. For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions, even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. (Lesbianism) Likewise, the men burned in lust for one another...God gave them over to a debased mind...”
Notice in the verse above that these people became fools in their so-called wisdom! Notice also that people who support and practice homosexuality are “handed over” by God! In fact, in this discourse they are “handed over” three times.
1 Corinthians 1:18 “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.”
This verse above shows an unavoidable condition of the fool. He is blinded to the message of the cross, in which there is salvation – exclusively. But there is an amazing positive aspect to the verse as well. To those who are being saved, (salvation of the soul) it is our power!
Proverbs 12:15 “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.”
Proverbs 28:26 “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will be delivered.”
Proverbs 14:16 “The wise fears and departs from evil, but a fool rages in his self-confidence.”
Foolishness –the curse of God:
There are too many verses on this to list here, but suffice to say that rebellion to God in specific ways, mainly witchcraft in all its forms, produces the curse of foolishness on the participants. They become blinded fools. This normally becomes a generational curse as well!
Deuteronomy 28:20-29 “The Lord will send on you cursing confusion (foolishness) and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed...because of the wickedness of your doings...The Lord will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion (foolishness) of heart and you shall grope around at noonday as a blind man in the darkness and you shall not prosper in your ways.”
What is the passion of your life?
Most Christians today are shallow, spiritual slobs, beguiled by the world, blinded by its god, and on the road to hell - in Jesus name.
Your passion should be to know our Lord more and more and to know yourself in God’s light. The more you get to know our Lord, the more you want to make Him known. That’s the way to go.
The problem with the fool who has rejected God’s word is that he now has no point of reference, anchor point, and no absolutes in his life, besides those that he engineers to suit himself. He has no definition of sin in his world of variables. He has no measure of comparison in terms of right and wrong. He is on a fast moving slippery slide, spiralling downwards.
In the days of Noah they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, marrying, giving in marriage, building and planting. There is nothing wrong with those things. But they were also full of evil and sin.
It was their foolish disregard for God’s warnings and living in sin and evil that brought judgement on themselves. The end-time world is just the same!
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.’”
Most people today have their hopes set in this world only. They are blinded by the temporary bright lights and luxuries of the day. But they do not know and see that where and when they fall in death – that’s it. Their eternal destiny is set!
Ecclesiastes 11:3 “Where the tree falls there it will lie...”
Romans 14:10-12 “...We shall all stand before the judgement seat of Messiah ...Each of us shall give account of Himself to God.”
Here is something to consider: There is coming a day just after death (or rapture) and just after our judgement, that all will be revealed about all of us. Everything will be made manifest. We will all see each other’s eternal glory, reward-state, or lack of it.
2 Corinthians 5:10 “We must all appear before the judgement seat of Messiah...” (Lit= we must all be made manifest.)
We will all be forever manifest to the universe and it will all be based on what we did with our lives here on earth. Yes all our sin will be gone, but the effects of sin – our eternal reward will be seen.
Romans 2:16 “...God will judge the secrets of men by Yeshua the Messiah, according to My gospel.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 “...Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
Matthew 6:20 (Amp) “Gather, heap up and store for yourselves treasure in heaven, where neither rust nor moth and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Do you see how important it is not to waste your time on unnecessary pursuits of the things of the world? We are in the world and all need to partake of it to a degree, but our main priority must always be towards a focus on eternity.
Only in the Lord can you get one amazing miracle to work for you. You can redeem the time. That means that you can buy back the time that you have wasted and that the devil has stolen from you. In our Lord there is a second chance and more.
One of the titles for our Lord is: “The Lord our redeemer.”
Ephesians 5:16 “See to it that you walk circumspectly and not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Only true believers have the God given luxury and privilege of being blessed with the ability to repent and put things right, cancelling out our sins forever.
Our foolishness and sins will be removed as far as the east is from the west – forever. Do you know that if you head off going west you will always be going west, never east? In other words our sins are forever gone!
The answer to spiritual foolishness is not education. It is surrender to God in all areas of your life.
This is a collection of some of my Baobab tree paintings and photographs combined with a flower.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!